Written answers

Monday, 21 November 2011

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Aerials

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the Church Commissioners have received representations on the initiative by Premier Christian Radio to purchase...

    • Metal Theft

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what recent representations he has received on trends in metal theft from churches; and if he will make a statement.

      Diamond Jubilee 2012

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what plans the Church Commissioners have to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Leader of the House

    • Backbench Debates

      To ask the Leader of the House what consideration he gave to allocating 16, 17 and 18 November 2011 to backbench business; and if he will make a statement.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Departmental Responsibilities

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

    • Equalities and Human Rights Commission: Finance

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what the monthly cost is inclusive of VAT of each non-permanent member of staff of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC); and if she will...

      Remploy: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities whether a meeting of the Remploy pension trustees and their advisers took place on 4 November 2011.

      Remploy: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what estimate she has made of the potential cost of winding up the Remploy pension scheme; and whether this includes the commitment of £100...

  • Home Department

    • Ministerial Meetings

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

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many animals were used in procedures regulated under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in Wales in 2010; (2) how many...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the project licences granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in force in Wales on 31 December 2010 were...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many infringements of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in Wales were recorded in 2010; and how many such infringements...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what priority the National Crime Agency plans to assign to tackling wildlife crime.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many legacy asylum cases concern asylum seekers resident in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency who are not (a) awaiting prosecution,...

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many failed asylum seekers have been deported under the fast-track process in each of the last 12 months; how many appeals made by such...

      Baton Rounds: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) killed and (b) injured by the use of baton rounds since 1981.

      Bell Pottinger Group

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

      Bottles: Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will conduct a comparative assessment of the sale of (a) glass and (b) plastic bottles in pubs and nightclubs.

      Civil Disorder: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the monetary value is of payments made for damage to buildings and contents in the London Borough of Southwark under the Riot...

      Community Safety Partnerships: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding commitments her Department has made to Community Safety Partnerships in Wales in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14.

      Community Safety Teams

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many community safety teams have (a) closed down or (b) reduced in size in each local authority area in England and Wales since May 2010.

      Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any additional resources or staff will be made available to the police for the purposes of supporting engagement with the Leveson...

      Judicial Review

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

      UK Border Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the UK Border Agency and its predecessors spent on (a) permanent and (b) casual staff in each of the last five years.

      Public Sector: Pay

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

      UK Border Agency: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people of each grade and role have been made redundant and on what terms by the UK Border Agency in each of the last five years.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) which private security firms her Department has approved to carry out enforcement of deportation orders; which have been contracted to...

      Domestic Violence: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her assessment is of the links between drug and alcohol abuse and domestic violence; and if she will make a statement.

      Drinking Banning Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drinking banning orders were breached in (a) 2009, (b) 2010 and (c) 2011 to date.

      Drugs: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been arrested for crimes connected with (a) cocaine and (b) heroin use in each constituency in each year since 2005.

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has had any recent discussions with the UK Drug Policy Commission on the concerns they have raised about drug policing capacity.

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding her Department plans to provide to Operation Tarian in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many spousal visa applications have been rejected on the basis of failure to meet English language requirements since 1 July 2011.

      Gang Injunctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many injunctions to restrict the movement of persons accused of gang membership have been issued in (a) England and (b) London since...

      Gang Injunctions: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in which London boroughs gang injunctions have been issued.

      Go Safe Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding her Department plans to provide to the Go Safe partnership scheme in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14.

      Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people reported alleged offences under section 2 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 in each of the last five years.

      Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of (a) males and (b) females who were victims of stalking in each of the last five years.

      Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints about harassment under the terms of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 were not recorded as crimes in (a) 2009-10...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has taken to ensure that licensed premises accept identification cards containing the PASS hologram as proof of age; and if...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration cases are in the controlled archive.

      Interpol: Political Impartiality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the adequacy of the mechanisms in place for...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to answer the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 26 September 2011 with regard to Nadia Stern.

      Metal Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to ensure that policy regarding metal theft is the responsibility of one Minister.

      Metal Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to tackle metal theft from public buildings and memorials.

      Metropolitan Police Professional Standards Division: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints from members of the public the Metropolitan Police Professional Standards Division has received in each year since its...

      Metropolitan Police Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers employed by the Metropolitan Police Service have been (a) suspended, (b) disciplined and (c) dismissed following...

      Phone Hacking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department has allocated additional resources to the Metropolitan police as a result of the workload arising from the...

      Monarchy: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 11 May 2011, Official Report, columns 1221-2W, on the Monarchy: marriage, how much the Metropolitan Police Service...

      Neighbourhood Policing Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding her Department will provide to the Neighbourhood Policing Fund in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14.

      Passports: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 10 November 2011, Official Report, column 421W, on passports: fraud, how many of the passport frauds detected were...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what community safety funds her Department provides to police authorities in (a) England and (b) Wales.

      Police: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how she proposes that police crime commissioners will interact with Community Safety Partnerships in Wales.

      Police: Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers have been injured by dangerous dogs since June 2010.

      Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much her Department contributed to sexual assault referral centre funding in financial year (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; (2) what...

      Smuggling: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many offences relating to fuel laundering were recorded in each region in each of the last three years; (2) what discussions she...

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what guidance her Department issues to police forces in England and Wales on investigating allegations of stalking; (2) what...

      Stalking: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether an assessment has been made by her Department of the effects on stalking in Scotland of the coming into force of the Criminal Justice...

      Steria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contracts her Department holds with Steria; and what the purpose is of each such contract.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions her Department has had with Muslim leaders in the UK on anti-terrorism legislation.

      Terrorism: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding her Department plans to provide to the Wales Extremist and Counter Terrorism Unit in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK Border Agency staff she expects to be stationed in Hull in each year between 2012 and 2015.

  • Prime Minister

    • Immunity Certificates

      To ask the Prime Minister how many applications for public interest immunity certificates have been made by each Government Minister in each year since 2000; and how many such applications were...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Judicial Review

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

  • Defence

    • Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether (a) civil servants of his Department, (b) Ministers of his Department and (c) members of the armed forces have had meetings with any...

    • Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether his Department has agreed any contracts with companies or organisations in which Mr Michael Lewis is (a) a director or (b) a significant...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 3 October 2011, Official Report, column 1369W, on Afghanistan, on how many occasions (a) the hon. Member for Bournemouth East...

      Afghanistan: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the ethnic composition of the (a) Afghan National Army and (b) Afghan National Police Force; and how representative each...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much his Department has spent on the carrier variant conversion investigation since the announcement of the strategic defence and security...

      Armed Forces: Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much will be paid to the Government of Germany under the terms of the NATO SOFA Supplementary Agreement on the return of armed forces to the UK; and...

      Armed Forces: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the assessment and recommendations on the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme made in the Kiszely report remain the policy of his Department; and...

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to announce the final figures for redundancies in the armed forces arising from his restructuring of the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the timetable is for his proposed restructuring of the armed forces and for the redundancies arising from that restructuring.

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consultations he has conducted with members of the armed forces below the rank of officer on his proposed restructuring of the armed forces.

      Armed Trade: Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if (a) he and (b) the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for International Security, were aware (i) prior to and (ii) during the Parliamentary...

      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...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 20 October 2011, Official Report, columns 1067-68W, on departmental procurement, how many contracts his Department awarded to...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the name is of each consultancy employed by his Department to renegotiate defence contracts; and what the (a) daily rate of each consultant, (b)...

      Data Protection

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the record of interests he provided to his Department's permanent secretary on his appointment.

      Dubai

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) on what date it was decided and by whom that his predecessor would return from Afghanistan via Dubai in June 2011; (2) for how long the right hon....

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role the UK is playing in explosive ordnance disposal in Libya.

      South East Asia: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to strengthen the Five Power Defence Arrangements.

      Stephen Crouch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has agreed any contracts with companies or organisations in which Mr Stephen Crouch is (a) a director or (b) a significant...

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what estimate he has made of the number of jobs dependent on orders for submarines in (a) Warrington and (b) the North West; (2) what estimate he...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish all evidence submitted to the Trident Alternatives Review on its completion.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how he plans to keep hon. Members informed of the progress and cost of the Trident replacement programme in the remainder of this Parliament prior to the...

      Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he (a) has taken and (b) is planning to take to implement the priorities for his Department set out in the Building Stability Overseas...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on the average proportion of stemwood combusted in biomass generating plants.

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on achieving self-sufficiency in the sourcing of biomass within the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Biofuels: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what criteria his Department has set for acceptable levels of emissions of arsenic in microgrammes per cubic metre from biomass plants...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what discussions he has had with representatives of energy companies on the effects on customers of the failure of companies to...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will provide an update on the plans for the roll-out of smart meters.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect of smart metering on consumers living in remote rural areas.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change from what date he expects the average cost of a duel fuel energy bill will be 10 per cent. of median household income; and if he will...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of new investment required per annum for the next 15 years to achieve a low carbon economy.

      Gas-fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many proposed gas-fired combined-cycle gas turbine plants are awaiting approval by his Department; and what the megawatt capacity...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the financial stability of the Project Horizon nuclear plant consortium; and what due diligence...

      Nuclear Power: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of the number of jobs which are (a) directly and (b) indirectly reliant on the nuclear power industry;...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which renewable energy technology his Department has assessed as the quickest to deploy.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the potential job losses arising from his planned changes to the feed-in tariff scheme.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the impact assessment on his proposed changes to feed-in tariffs what estimate his Department has made of the length...

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what measures for off-mains gas households he is considering as part of the Renewable Heat Incentive.

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on the proportion of renewable heat incentive premium payments made (a) to households where the...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of UK electricity needs which could be generated by solar photovoltaic installations.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate is of the number of people employed in the solar industry.

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he undertook an assessment of the effect on existing orders and contracts for solar photovoltaic (PV) installations when...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he undertook an impact assessment on the loss of income to solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing and installation companies...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the effect on energy prices if no action were taken to reduce feed-in tariffs for solar...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of employment if the feed-in tariff for solar photovoltaic is reduced before 31...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the impact assessment on his proposed changes to feed-in tariffs, what estimate his Department has made of the number...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the potential additional cost of introducing his proposed reductions to solar feed-in tariff rates on (a) 31...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what legal advice he received prior to taking the decision to implement changes to the solar PV tariffs before the statutory...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South (Bridget Phillipson) of 8 November 2011, Official...

    • Afghanistan: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the Government of Afghanistan's approach to immunity for individuals accused of serious violations of...

      Bahrain: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on medical staff in Bahrain who were made subject to legal proceedings following the...

      Judicial Review

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

      Egypt: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Egyptian authorities about the protection of UK diplomatic premises and staff in Egypt.

      European Union: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 1 November 2011, Official Report, columns 582-83W, on European Union, on what date the Government...

      Heritage Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have met representatives of Heritage Oil or any of its subsidiaries since May...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to encourage companies to adopt the UN protect, respect and remedy framework for business and human rights in...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the trial of seven Baha'i educators in Iran associated with the Baha'i Institute for Higher...

      Iraq: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with EU Ambassador Jean de Ruyt on the envoy sent into Camp Ashraf following the Iraqi...

      Israel: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received from the Israeli Government about the protection of the Israeli embassy in London and its staff.

      Israel: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on the future protection of Israeli embassies in their respective...

      Libya: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had on re-opening the Libyan embassy in London.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports his Department received on (a) the size of Hezbollah's arsenal of missiles and (b) the range of such missiles in...

      Middle East: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the findings of the (a) Palmer Commission and (b) Turkel Commission report on the Gaza Flotilla...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will have discussions with the Palestinian National Authority to seek to ensure that any replacement of the Palestinian...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Palestinian Authority on the resumption of peace negotiations...

      Middle East: Reconciliation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to support the reconciliation work of the Parents Circle Families Forum in Israel and Palestine.

      Middle East: Reconciliation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support his Department provides to groups working to promote reconciliation in Israel and Palestine.

      Middle East: Reconciliation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether (a) he and (b) his officials have had any discussions with (i) the Israeli authorities, (ii) the Palestinian...

      Pakistan: Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Pakistan on the stands at the DSEi 2011 arms event belonging to (a)...

      Private Military and Security Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to put in place a system of standards and certification for private security companies operating in (a)...

      Saudi Arabia: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his US counterpart about the recent allegations of Iranian involvement in a plot to assassinate...

      South Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on bombing of the Yida refugee camp and other southern Sudanese territories by Sudan armed forces...

      Thailand: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of British citizens who have died in road traffic incidents in Thailand in each of...

      British Overseas Territories: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how much of the Government's biodiversity conservation budget will be spent in British Overseas Territories in each year...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Betting Shops: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to create a new planning use class for betting shops; and if he will make a statement.

    • Caravan Sites: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on surcharges levied by park sites owners on caravan or static homes owners who sell their property.

      Caravan Sites: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to publish his consultation on measures to improve the licensing regime applying to park home and caravan sites.

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his policy to localise council tax benefit and reduce funding, what assessment he has made of the average...

      Council Tax: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate he has made of the cost to local authorities of the removal of council tax discount on empty and second...

      Council Tax: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to change the level at which local authorities receive compensation for student exemptions from council tax.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities he has visited since his appointment; on what dates; and for what purpose in each case.

      Internships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many unpaid and expenses-only internships (a) his Department and (b) each public body for which he is responsible employed...

      Growing Places Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will publish and place in the Library (a) the data sets, (b) the calculations and (c) the models for the formulae used to...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the planning implications of the housing need represented by the (a) upper and (b) lower limits...

      Local Government: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of local authority employees in each salary band who have lost their jobs since May 2010...

      Local Government: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether regulations under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007 will contain a duty on local authorities to reach agreement with...

      Natural Gas: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make it his policy to include internal drainage boards and water utility companies as statutory consultees when...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will introduce measures to ensure residents of new developments cannot take action to close down long standing legitimate...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the number of local authorities whose local development frameworks will need amendment...

      Postcodes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the status is of his Department's inquiry into anomalous postcodes.

      Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will take steps to empower local authorities who have identified a risk of unlawful occupation of land and gained an...

      Rented Housing: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of new homes to be made available under the Homes and Communities Agency's affordable...

      Rough Sleepers: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what provisions his Department has made for emergency shelters for people sleeping rough in the event of a very cold winter.

  • Wales

    • Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether (a) she and (b) her officials have had any discussions with ministerial colleagues on dangerous dogs since May 2010.

    • Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether she has received any correspondence on the effects of dangerous dogs in Wales.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department has spent on redundancy costs since May 2010.

  • International Development

    • Developing Countries: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department has provided in each of the last five years for research and development into prevention, treatment and...

    • Developing Countries: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department provided for research and development of new vaccines for (a) HIV/AIDS, (b) tuberculosis and (c) malaria in...

      Developing Countries: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department will continue to support (a) the Humanitarian Leadership Development Programme and (b) other initiatives that...

      Developing Countries: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department provided to improve road safety in each developing country in each of the last three years; and if he will...

      Pakistan: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support his Department has provided to people affected by flooding in Pakistan.

  • Education

    • Young People: Employment and Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the number of young people aged 16 to 19 who are not in employment, education or training.

    • Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the change in average expenditure on schools in real terms per student following the introduction of the pupil premium.

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effect of reductions in funding by local authorities on services provided...

      Academies: Halifax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the effect of academies on education equalities in Halifax.

      Rural Schools Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to ensure that small rural schools are not adversely affected by future pupil funding reviews.

      Academies: School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) established and (b) new academies are being surveyed by the School Food Trust on their approach to meeting the nutritional standards...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children left care and went to permanence (a) who were (i) under one, (ii) one to five, (iii) five to 10, (iv) 10 to 16 and (v) 16 and over...

      Carers: Grandparents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children in each local authority area were brought up by their grandparents in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Charities

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

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many looked-after children there were in (a) England and (b) each local authority area in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Children: Hyperactivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment his Department has made of the effects of (a) attention deficit disorder and (b) hyperactivity on educational attainment among school...

      Children: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the mental health of children; (2) how many letters on child mental...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will ensure that the forthcoming revised Working Together guidance enables professionals to have adequate time to undertake thorough assessments...

      Advertising: Job Vacancies

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

      Freedom of Information

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

      Public Sector: Pay

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

      Public Sector: Pay

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

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

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to provide funding for students who were previously eligible for education maintenance allowance.

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 7 November 2011, Official Report, column 44W, on English Baccalaureate, what his Department's commissioned research on the...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of school pupils were (a) eligible for and (b) claimed free school meals in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children qualified for free school meals on the basis of their household being in receipt of child tax credit, having an annual income that...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects to publish the evaluation of the free school meal pilot projects in (a) Durham, (b) the London Borough of Newham and (c) Wolverhampton.

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the recommendations of the British Chambers of Commerce report Skills for business: more to learn, whether his Department plans to...

      Further Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to allow further education colleges access to his Department’s free school meals eligibility checking service.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what plans his Department has to support the Sing Up programme in (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15; (2) what assessment he has made of...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what steps his Department is taking to provide information for parents on child sexual exploitation; (2) what estimate he has made of the...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the use of the pupil premium to enable children from deprived backgrounds to experience and learn...

      Safety: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department provides for child health and safety education schemes.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to promote sustainable schools.

      Schools: Bassetlaw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what new schools have been proposed for Bassetlaw through the Priority School Building Programme; and at what cost; (2) how many schools in...

      Schools: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on how many occasions he has intervened in the actions of individual schools in respect of implementation of the Prevent Strategy; how many such...

      Schools: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether schools can apply for a determination to hold assemblies inclusive of all religions or beliefs in place of collective worship; and if he will...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of school children in years one to 11 participated in competitive sport in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to measure participation in school in (a) general school sports and games activities, (b) intra-school sports and (c) inter-school...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what formal valuation has been made of the Teachers' Pension Scheme in the last five years.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he last commissioned an actuarial evaluation of teachers' pensions; and when he proposes to next commission one.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of members of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme are (a) part-time, (b) full-time, (c) male, (d) female, (e) active members and (f)...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether a decision has been made on whether to exclude teachers at independent schools from eligibility to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the difference in teaching performance of teachers who graduated with first class honours degrees compared to those with...

      Teachers: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what information his Department holds on the reasons for teachers leaving (a) a school and (b) the teaching profession.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of entrants to the teaching profession, starting in (a) maintained primary schools and (b) maintained secondary schools had previously...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what provision for the training of teachers who work in schools registered as special schools is placed for those going through initial teacher training.

      Young People: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions he has had with Arts Council England on steps to ensure that young people and children participate in live music making.

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people aged between 16 and 19 years were not in education, employment or training in St Helens South and Whiston constituency in each of the...

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department has spent on improving the capabilities of local authorities in commissioning young people's services in each of the last three...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Charities Act 2006

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he expects to announce (a) his review of the Charities Act 2006 and (b) the objectives and process for this review; and if he will make a statement.

    • Charities: Trustees

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to enable trustees of charities who are prepared to act on a voluntary basis to replace professional trustees who charge for...

      Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of (a) male and (b) female active members of the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme earn up to £15,000 but have a full-time...

      Ministers: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether any Minister who has resigned or lost their job due to misconduct has had their pension accrued while in office withheld since May 2010.

      Pancreatic Cancer: Stockton-on-Tees

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many patients in the borough of Stockton (a) were diagnosed with and (b) died from pancreatic cancer in each of the last five years.

      Unemployment: Great Yarmouth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people in Great Yarmouth were registered unemployed for two years or longer in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008, (d) 2009, (e) 2010 and (f) 2011.

  • Transport

    • A14: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria have been set in respect of the information to be displayed on electronic information signs on the A14 in Suffolk; and whether (a)...

    • Ministerial Meetings

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

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether (a) she, (b) officials of her Department and (c) special advisers in her Department have met Mr Adam Werritty on official business since May...

      Air Travel Organisers’ Licence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department have had with online travel agencies to discuss her Department's proposed reforms...

      Air Travel Organisers’ Licence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate her Department has made of the time required by travel agencies to implement ATOL scheme reforms; and how many agencies she estimates may...

      Air Travel Organisers’ Licence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department has conducted an assessment of the cost for online travel agencies of implementing her proposed reforms of the ATOL scheme.

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she is taking to tackle pilot fatigue.

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she is taking to investigate cases where both pilots are simultaneously asleep while piloting aircraft.

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions she has had with the British Airline Pilots Association on both pilots falling asleep at the same time while piloting an aircraft.

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to the public purse was of the Civil Aviation Authority's SAFE programme in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Domestic Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment she has made of the choice available to passengers of air services between (a) Edinburgh and (b) Aberdeen and Heathrow airport.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 8 November 2011, Official Report, column 186W, on aviation: security, what representations she has received from faith groups...

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations she has made to the European Commission on proposed changes to pilot flight time limitations.

      Bell Pottinger Group

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

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding her Department has allocated for concessionary bus passes for each year of the spending review period; and how much was allocated for such...

      Bus Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the Government's response to the Transport Committee's Eighth Report of Session 2010-12, Bus Services after the Spending Review, published...

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many buses operated by local authorities outside London do not meet the Euro III emission standard for PM10.

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many London buses do not meet the Euro III emission standard for PM10.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department is taking to promote cycling proficiency in (a) children and (b) adults.

      Departmental Assets

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

      Judicial Review

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

      Legal Opinion: Costs

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

      Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

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

      Security Vetting

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

      Written Questions

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

      Electric Vehicles: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Government has paid out under the Plug-in Car Grant since its inception.

      Electric Vehicles: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many grants the Government has made under the Plug-in Car Grant since its introduction.

      Exhaust Emissions: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of fuel treatment solutions as a means of meeting the new Euro 4 and Euro 5 emission standards.

      Motorways: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions she has had with Ministers in the devolved Administrations on proposals to increase the national speed limit to 80 mph for motorways.

      Public Sector: Co-operatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 25 October 2011, Official Report, columns 134-35W, on the public sector, when she expects to have completed the framework for...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much her Department has spent on (a) solicitors and (b) consultants in connection with work on the (A)Great Western, (B) Essex Thameside, (c)...

      Rescue Services: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will adopt the criterion of value for money as the basis for her decision on the location of the Maritime Operations Centre.

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what level of de-icing salt stockholding is held by (a) local authorities, (b) the Highways Agency and (c) the national strategic reserve; and...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for which rolling stock contracts her Department has not yet awarded preferred bidder status; how many carriages each such contract requires; and what...

      Traffic Management Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to bring into force the provisions of part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004.

      Transport Sector Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress her Department has made on its plans to establish a Transport Sector Panel.

      Transport: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on bringing forward spending on infrastructure for which her Department is responsible.

      Transport: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what steps her Department is taking to ensure provision of a reliable rural public transport service; and if she will make a statement; (2) what...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Bell Pottinger Group

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

    • Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish the latest verified delivery plan agreed by the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission Board with regard to the...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations he has received on the effectiveness of the Child Support Agency in pursuing court action for non-payment of child...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what reports his Department has commissioned from (a) audit and (b) management consulting firms in (i) 2010 and (ii) 2011.

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for social fund crisis loans were received (a) by telephone, (b) in writing and (c) in person in the last 12 months.

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many appeals against social fund crisis loan decisions were (a) upheld and (b) rejected in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment has been made of the merits of extending eligibility for social fund crisis loans.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on consultants in each month since June 2010.

      Design Services

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

      Judicial Review

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

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has of the monetary value of his Department's planned efficiency savings in each (a) month and (b) business unit in the next...

      Written Questions

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

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has had discussions with his Israeli counterpart on the development of policies to support disabled people in the workplace.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) minimum, (b) average and (c) maximum length of time was between (i) receipt of an appeal in respect of a decision on a claim for...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many new employment and support allowance claims have been made in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d)...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employment and support allowance claimants in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK have...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people who will fall into poverty as a result of the time-limiting of contributory employment and...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who will lose their contributory employment and support allowance (ESA) in (a)...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of benefits for those in the work related activity group of the contribution based...

      Employment and Support Allowance: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people with HIV have been assessed for employment and support allowance (a) following a new claim and (b) as part of the migration...

      Employment and Support Allowance: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people with HIV are in receipt of (a) incapacity benefit and (b) employment and support allowance.

      Employment and Support Allowance: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what training on HIV awareness is provided to (a) DWP staff deciding on claims for employment and support allowance, (b) Atos healthcare...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his contribution of 24 October 2011, Official Report, column 4, how many people have been placed in work through (a) work clubs,...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Government's welfare reforms on the number of households in fuel poverty.

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent pursuing the recovery of funeral payments on which the deceased's estate defaulted over the last five years.

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment has been made of the case for extending eligibility for funeral payments.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in St Helens South and Whiston constituency were in receipt of (a) housing benefit and (b) local housing allowance in...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many young people resident in St Helens South and Whiston constituency claimed the shared accommodation rate of housing benefit in 2010-11;...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what additional provision he will make for parents with part-custody rights who will be affected by the extension of shared accommodation rate...

      Housing Benefit: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress he has made on his plans for the administration of local housing allowance payments within the universal credit; what his policy...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the north-east economy of his planned changes to incapacity benefit in each of the next...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to promote health and safety on farms.

      Jobseeker’s Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what methodology his Department used to determine the level of jobseeker's allowance.

      Jobseeker’s Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 22 June 2011, Official Report, column 316W, on jobseeker's allowance, whether his Department has revised its...

      Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many women in St Helens South and Whiston constituency he estimates will be affected by planned changes to the state pension age.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish the Social Security Advisory Committee's report of its review of passported benefits when it is presented in January 2012;...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to modify the right to reside test in light of the European Commission's Reasoned Opinion relating to benefit claimants.

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Tewkesbury of 8 March 2011, Official Report, column 1035W, on social security benefits: EU...

      Social Services: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what provision his Department makes for people with dementia who are unable to meet dementia service charges in cases where a local authority...

      Ssac

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received on the resignation of the Chair of the SSAC; if he will make a statement.

      Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on (a) postage, (b) stationery and (c) telephones in each month since June 2010.

      Unemployment: Norfolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Norfolk were registered unemployed for two years or longer in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008, (d) 2009, (e) 2010 and (f) 2011.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what reports he has commissioned from external advisers on the introduction of Universal Credit in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) adults and (b) children under the age of 18 he estimates will live in households that will receive the new universal credit...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK received zero points in a work...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the north-east and (d) the UK who have failed a work capability assessment...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to receive the next report from Professor Malcolm Harrington on the work capability assessment.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the north-east and (d) the UK received over six points in a work capability...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Administration: Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations his Department has received on the merits of defining administration expenses; and if he will make a...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the (a) findings and (b) recommendations of the British Chambers of Commerce report, entitled...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will bring forward proposals to amend apprenticeship frameworks to make them more adaptable to business needs, as...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to promote (a) high end apprenticeship schemes at NVQ level 4 and above and (b) apprenticeships in the...

      Beechwood Equipment Ltd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has had discussions concerning the removal of Beechwood Equipment Ltd from the DSEi 2011 fair for marketing leg cuffs...

      Billing: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects the EU Late Payment Directive to be transposed into UK law.

      Bmi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether any consideration of competition issues arising from the sale of British Midland International would be considered by the...

      Business: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the extent to which the cost of child care acts as a deterrent to women entrepreneurs.

      Business: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department holds on comparative spending by the UK Government and other EU member states on supporting small...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department's employment law review will give consideration to the (a) trends in the number of and (b) suitability of...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of the acquisition of Autonomy by Hewlett-Packard on the privacy and security of UK...

      Defence: North-west England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with colleagues in the Ministry of Defence about the effect of defence spending on the economy...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what procedures his Department uses when engaging external consultants.

      Design Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what contracts his Department has awarded for design services since May 2010; and what information his Department holds on the...

      Judicial Review

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

      Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many civil servants were (a) directly and (b) otherwise employed by non-departmental public bodies for which his Department...

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many civil servants in his Department received a bonus in each year since 2007.

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his Department's budget for research and development was in each of the last five years; what the sciences component of that...

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 8 November 2011, Official Report, columns 301-2W, on departmental secondment, what steps he has taken...

      Domestic Workers: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of General Agreement on Trade in Services Mode 4 on the employment terms and conditions...

      Employment: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what support the Government provide to companies in the low-carbon and environmental goods and services sector to help them...

      Employment: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the Indian Government on the employment of foreign nationals in the UK on terms and conditions...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he will take to ensure that areas which fall within a Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics 2 (County)...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the administrative structure used to allocate funding allocated to the UK...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what response the Government intend to make to the draft EU regulations relating to 2014-2020 EU structural fund.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make representations to the European Commission in relation to the draft EU regulations relating to the 2014-2020 EU...

      EU Grants and Loans: Torbay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the exception applying to regions with less than 75 per cent. of EU gross domestic product under the draft EU regulations...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many members of his Department are working on the Government's examination of the balance of existing EU competences.

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many ministerial-level meetings have been held in his Department during the Government's examination of the balance of...

      Export Controls: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps he has taken to implement Council Regulation (EC) No. 1236/2005 concerning trade in certain goods which could...

      Export Controls: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to develop a control mechanism to be incorporated into Council Regulation (EC) No. 1236/2005 concerning...

      Export Credit Guarantees: Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much is owed to the UK by Egypt through the Export Credits Guarantee Scheme; and in what categories of expenditure.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) whether the green investment bank will have a function to invest in measures to improve air quality; and if he will make a...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UCAS applications have been submitted by residents of (a) Sheffield Central constituency, (b) Sheffield, (c) South...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applicants to each higher education institution held an access to higher education qualification in each of the last 10...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UCAS applications have been submitted by residents of (a) Leicester South constituency, (b) the City of Leicester, (c)...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applicants accepted to each higher education institution held an access to higher education qualification in each of the...

      Higher Education: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many universities have research units in diabetes that are publicly funded.

      Nuclear Suppliers Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what mechanism has been put in place to monitor the actions of countries who are members of the Nuclear Suppliers Group when the...

      Office for Life Sciences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what the resource budget of the Office for Life Sciences was in each year since it was established; (2) how many full-time...

      Overseas Trade: South America

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to increase bilateral trade with (a) Chile, (b) Peru, (c) Uruguay, (d) Paraguay and (e) Bolivia; and if...

      Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the (a) turnover, (b) level of employment and (c) level of exports attributable to the transport...

      Post Offices: Guisborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received from Guisborough Town Council on Royal Mail privatisation.

      Post Offices: Guisborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the closure of the Guisborough Royal Mail Delivery Office on businesses...

      Post Offices: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been paid in Post Office Network Subsidy to (a) each county in England, (b) Suffolk and (c) Suffolk Coastal...

      Public Sector Employee Bids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what steps he is taking to put in place a right to provide for public sector workers to take over the running of services;...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 7 November 2011, Official Report, columns 111-12W, on Regional Growth Fund, what procedures (a) he and...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 7 November 2011, Official Report, columns 111-12W, on Regional Growth Fund, how many of the recommended...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when recipients of the first round of Regional Growth Fund awards were notified in writing of the amount they will receive; and...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when due diligence for the award of monies from the first round of the Regional Growth Fund was started; when such due diligence...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what the cost was of due diligence associated with each of the recipients of the first round of Regional Growth Fund...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which of the recipients of the first round of Regional Growth Fund awards provide onward distribution of financial awards.

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when completion of due diligence by recipients of the first round of Regional Growth Fund awards will be completed where it has...

      Regional Growth Fund: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many bids for money from the Regional Growth Fund were made by organisations in Warrington in the latest period for which...

      Research: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the rate at which research costs are changing.

      Science: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage universities to offer more science, technology, engineering and mathematics qualifications...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of contracts issued by (a) his Department and (b) agencies for which he is responsible were awarded to small and...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many cases of non-payment of tuition fee loans by EU students are being pursued by Student Finance England.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received from former students with student loans on the service they have received from those...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure the efficient administration of student loans.

      Supermarkets: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects the Groceries Code Adjudicator to be in place.

      TICC Skillcentres: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many employees were made redundant when the Training for Industry and Commerce Company skills training centres went into...

      Training: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the criteria are for mentors to be considered appropriate to be featured on the Mentors Me website.

      UK Trade & Investment: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much UK Trade & Investment spent in (a) the EU and (b) each other European country in the last year for which figures are...

      UK Trade & Investment: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding the Government plan to provide to UK Trade & Investment to promote the UK's low-carbon and environmental goods...

      UK Trade & Investment: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much the Government have provided to UK Trade & Investment to promote the UK's low carbon and environmental goods and...

      Utilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many times he has met representatives of (a) EDF Energy, (b) RWE nPower, (c) E.ON, (d) Scottish Power, (e) British Gas and...

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students in (a) England and (b) the United Kingdom began a course in (i) Level 2 Certificate in Electrotechnical...

  • Justice

    • Bereaved Organisations Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 8 November 2011, Official Report, column 256W, on coroners, whether representatives of any faith groups will sit on his...

    • Equality and Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent steps his Department has taken to increase equality in his Department; and what the cost was of any such steps.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many unique hits his departmental website has received in each of the last 12 months.

      Judicial Review

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

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Disability Living Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the average waiting time was between submission of an appeal against a decision on the award of disability living allowance and the date of...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many members of his Department have been disciplined due to drug offences in the last 12 months; (2) what his Department's policy is on...

      Harassment: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people prosecuted under section 2 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 were convicted; and how many received a (a) custodial sentence, (b)...

      Insolvency: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the potential effect of proposed changes to (a) conditional fee arrangements and (b) after-the-event insurance on the...

      Knives: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people aged (a) under 18 years and (b) over 18 years were convicted for possessing a knife in 2010 in each police force area.

      Lockerbie: Bombings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what recent discussions he has had with his (a) Scottish and (b) Libyan counterpart regarding the status of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi; (2) how many...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has any plans to establish a Head of the Probation Service within the National Offender Management Service.

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners have escaped from custody in each month for the last five years; and how many such prisoners escaped while being transferred...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders given custodial sentences since 10 August 2011 are serving their sentences in prison establishments operated by the (a) public and (b)...

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on the transfer of UK prisoners to foreign prisons.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisons he has visited on official business in the last 12 months.

      Prisons: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many serving prisoners are working and earning a weekly wage of over (a) £100, (b) £150 and (c) £200.

      Prisons: Uniform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will take steps to ensure that prison officers are issued with (a) stab vests and (b) other personal protective equipment where necessary.

      Probation: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many probation trusts have appointed a veterans link to ensure armed forces personnel are directed to relevant welfare agencies.

      Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the total value was of grants awarded by his Department through the Victims Fund to local sexual assault services in financial year (a) 2010-11 and...

  • Treasury

    • Corporation Tax: Transport

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was received in corporation tax from the transport sector in each year since 2001.

    • Departmental Assets

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      European Union

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many members of staff of his Department are working on the Government’s examination of the balance of existing EU competences.

      Excise Duties: Rural Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to ensure that fuel duty and vehicle excise duty do not disproportionally affect the rural population.

      G8: Borrowing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information his Department holds on the proportion of gross domestic product required to cover the necessary contribution of Government borrowing in...

      Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the potential effects on consumer confidence of the recent rise in inflation.

      Infrastructure: Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost of providing additional public infrastructure at existing standards to accommodate a rise in the number of UK...

      Money Advice Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to ensure that the Money Advice Service fulfils a strategic oversight role for additional financial education; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS Trusts: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which (a) foundation and (b) non-foundation NHS trusts have had approval from his Department for employee pay-offs in each of the last five years; which...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many and what proportion of public sector workers (a) of each gender and (b) in each age group will receive an increased pension as a result of...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the effect on public spending on public sector pensions (a) in cash terms and (b) as a share of gross domestic product of...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which trade union leaders were described by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on the BBC Andrew Marr programme on 6 November 2011 as being strongly in...

      Social Security Benefits: Uprating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the merits of the use of the Consumer Prices Index including housing costs as the measure of indexation for the annual...

      State Ownership

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the names are of all (a) state-owned enterprises and (b) companies in which there are state-owned shares.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the effect on the level of public sector debt of the requirement for student loans to meet higher tuition fees in each of the...

      Tax Allowances: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has considered introducing as part of his strategy for growth a 100% capital write-down allowance on new plant and equipment for the...

      Taxation: Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue was received in taxation receipts from energy suppliers in each year since 1986.

      Taxation: Gambling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 6 September 2010, Official Report, column 204W, on taxation: gambling, what recent assessment he has made of the rate of gross...

      Taxation: Land

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the merits of introducing a tax on the land value uplift created by the granting of planning permission on greenfield sites.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Aerials: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether (a) she or (b) officials in her Department have discussed with HM Treasury using a proportion of the recently...

    • Agricultural Wages Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment she has made of the effects of the abolition of the (a) Agricultural Wages Board and (b) agricultural...

      Agricultural Wages Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department undertook an impact assessment on the potential effects on wages of agricultural workers of the...

      Agricultural Wages Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the status is of the Agricultural Wages Board in Wales.

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to support farming in the tenanted sector.

      Agriculture: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to improve the image of the farming industry as a career option for young people.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many zones and agglomerations exceeded (a) the exposure level of 20 micrograms/m3 of PM2.5 and (b) the limit value...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will assess the merits of publishing a new national air quality strategy setting out the Government's plans for...

      Air Pollution: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will publish the Government's response to the European Commission's recent consultation on its review of EU air...

      Air Pollution: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department's budget is for the air quality grant scheme in 2011-12.

      Air Pollution: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many local authorities have applied for funding under the air quality grant programme since its inception; and what...

      Air Pollution: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the monetary value of benefits to public health for each pound spent on improving air quality.

      Air Pollution: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many kilometres of road exceeded the limit value for nitrogen dioxide in the ambient air quality directive when the most...

      Air Pollution: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many schools in England are located within 150 metres of a road that exceeds World Health Organisation air quality...

      Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made on implementation of the healthy bees plan.

      Bell Pottinger Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether (a) Ministers, (b) officials and (c) political advisers in her Department have met representatives of (i) Bell...

      Climate Change: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect black carbon has on climate change; and if she will make a statement.

      Crayfish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the damage caused by North American signal crayfish; and what steps her Department is...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations she has received on the effectiveness of policing of dangerous dogs.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what procedures her Department uses when engaging external consultants.

      Press: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department spent on newspapers, periodicals and trade profession magazines in 2010-11.

      Capabilities Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the budget was for the (a) infectious diseases: animal and plant, (b) flooding and (c) food and water work stream of the...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will place in the Library a copy of the departmental diary of each Minister in her Department since May 2010.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many parliamentary questions for written answer on a named day by her Department were answered (a) on time, (b)...

      Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department has made an assessment of trends in the incidence of drought in (a) England and (b) the west midlands.

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding will be provided to support the Green Infrastructure Partnership.

      Environment Protection: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what progress has been made on the implementation of the Overseas Territories Biodiversity Strategy; what further steps...

      Environment Protection: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Government's Overseas Territories White Paper will include a target to halt loss of biodiversity in the overseas...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many members of staff of her Department are working on the Government's examination of the balance of existing EU competences.

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many ministerial-level meetings have been held in her Department as part of the Government's examination of the balance...

      Fish Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the sustainability of fish farms.

      Flood and Coastal Resilience Partnership Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how funding through the new Flood and Coastal Resilience Partnership Funding arrangement will be focused on those communities...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect of her proposed changes to flood defences on the ability of property and...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what meetings she has had with representatives of the insurance industry to discuss replacement of the Statement of...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has any plans to review current legislation to enable water companies to accept food waste from external sources...

      Inland Waterways: Dredging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what estimate she has made of the length of waterways managed by British Waterways that require dredging; and what the...

      Land Drainage: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to issue her consultation on sustainable urban drainage systems and surface water systems at the same time...

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what timetable she has set for the classification of marine protected areas in England.

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the application of the precautionary principle to the designation of marine conservation zones.

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will issue a public consultation on the marine conservation zones proposed by the regional stakeholder projects.

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will consider designating additional marine conservation zones to help protect (a) basking sharks, (b) dolphins and...

      Motor Vehicles: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to prevent commercial vehicle traders from posing as private individuals to sell vehicles...

      Natural Capital Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) when she expects to establish the Natural Capital Committee; (2) whether the Natural Capital Committee will be...

      Photography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been spent on photography by her Department since May 2010.

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with those responsible for implementing the welfare of laying hens directive in (a) Wales, (b)...

      Ragwort

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the potential benefits of ragwort to invertebrate biodiversity.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the possible benefits of slurry recycling.

      Rural Areas: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to meet the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to discuss support for the roll-out of rural...

      Rural Areas: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what meetings she has had on economic growth in rural communities since May 2010.

      Rural Areas: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to meet the Chancellor of the Exchequer to discuss steps to support development in rural communities in the...

      Rural Areas: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many officials are working on her Department's Rural Economy Growth Review.

      Rural Areas: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department have attended on the Rural Economy Growth Review; and on...

      Rural Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had on rural enterprise zones.

      Sewers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to issue the consultation on the mandatory adoption arrangements and the mandatory build standards for new...

      Sewers: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding is available to local authorities for the costs of maintaining sustainable urban drainage systems.

      SSSIs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what criteria she requires (a) priority habitats and (b) sites of special scientific interest to meet for them to be assessed...

      SSSIs: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the (a) British Association of Shooting and Conservation, (b) Countryside Alliance and (c)...

      Supermarkets: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with supermarket chains on the creation of a supermarket ombudsman.

      Sussex Emerald Moth

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

      Trees: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding will be allocated to implement the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Action Plan; and if she will provide a...

      Resource Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding her Department provided to (a) the Waste and Resources Action Programme and (b) the National Industrial...

      Waste Disposal: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much she estimates will need to be spent on new treatment facilities for municipal solid waste in England for the UK to...

      Water Companies: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect of the five-year asset management planning cycle on employment in the water...

      Water Companies: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people were employed in the water sector and its supply chain in each of the five years of the 2004 price review.

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department has given any consideration to encouraging water trading between UK water companies.

      Water: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department has any plans to assess whether the water framework directive could be implemented (a) more...

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the deployment of emergency care assistants; and whether he plans to put in place safeguards to ensure they will not be used as...

    • Alcohol and Drugs Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to respond to the letter of 3 November 2011 from Sir Michael Scholar of the UK Statistics Authority concerning (a) the statistics on...

      Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many schools and sixth form colleges in (a) Nottinghamshire and (b) nationally held at least one blood donation session in each of the last five years.

      Brain Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the use of proton beam therapy in the treatment of brain tumours; (2) what the average time taken was from the onset...

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve long-term support for women on breastfeeding.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment he has made of the quality of care provided to pancreatic cancer patients; (2) what recent assessment he has made of the...

      Cancer: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have undergone surgery for (a) pancreatic, (b) breast, (c) lung and (d) bowel cancer in each of the last three years.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to require councils to include a minimum level of resources to be set aside for personal mobility when designing contracts...

      Dementia: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the number of people in (a) Medway, (b) Tonbridge and Malling borough council, (c) Chatham and Aylesford constituency...

      Judicial Review

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

      Diabetes: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that the role of diabetes specialist nurses in community, primary and secondary care and in the...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of GP appointments which took place in (a) Kent and (b) England in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10 and (iii)...

      Herbal Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many complaints the Borderline section of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has received where the medicinal status of the...

      Hospices: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of potential changes to the regulation of charitable hospices as a consequence of the reforms proposed in the Health and...

      Injuries: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he has had discussions with (a) ministerial colleagues and (b) officials on the cost of admissions to hospitals arising from dangerous dog...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment he has made of the effect of living in an (a) urban and (b) rural environment on levels of mental illness; (2) what recent...

      Neuromuscular Conditions: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on progress in setting up a managed clinical network for neuromuscular conditions in the NHS South Central region;...

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what cases involving whistleblowers in the NHS (a) he and his predecessor and (b) his ministerial colleagues and their predecessors have received...

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to support whistleblowers in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to improve the support offered to NHS employees unable to work due to sickness to resume work.

      Obesity: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment he has made of the relationship between high levels of alcohol consumption and obesity levels among (a) 16 to 24 year olds...

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to address variations in one-year survival rates for pancreatic cancer between regions; (2) what plans he has to review...

      Pharmacy

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

      Social Services: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the level of (a) drug dependency and (b) alcoholism amongst care leavers.

      Social Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people with a learning disability were assessed as having (a) critical, (b) substantial, (c) moderate and (d) low level needs in each local...

      Social Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people of working age with a learning disability were assessed for state-funded social care in Redditch constituency in (a) 2009, (b) 2010 and...

  • House of Lords

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the new system for providing interpreters and translators yet applies to the UK Border Agency (a) in respect of initial and substantive interviews for...

    • Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have received concerning those held in prison in Bahrain following recent protests and demonstrations; and whether they will assess the...

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 1 November (WA 224-5), whether HM Treasury Ministers or officials have received copies of any minutes of a...

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 1 November (WA 225), how they ensure that the Court of the Bank of England is effective as the governing body of...

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who reviews the performance of the Court of the Bank of England, the Governor and the Deputy Governors; and to whom and how they report.

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will commission an independent review of the Bank of England's record on forecasting for economic growth compared with that of other forecasters; and...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether progress was made at the G20 meeting in Cannes on the promotion of resolution, or living will, plans for banks; and, if so, what was the nature of that...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the arrangements for segregating client funds from those of advisers, investment managers, banks and broker dealers are...

      Banking: Cheques

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what instructions they have given to those banks in which they have an investment to reduce the length of time required to clear a cheque. To ask Her Majesty's...

      Banking: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 31 October (WA 192), whether it remains their policy to levy on private United Kingdom financial services...

      Banking: Northern Rock

      To ask Her Majesty's Government by how much the value of the taxpayer's investment in Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland has fallen since May 2010; and whether they judge current...

      Banking: Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by the Prime Minister on 9 November (Official Report, Commons, col. 280), how they will be "making our views known" on unacceptable bonus...

      Banks: Lending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether bank lending data under Project Merlin, as published by the Bank of England, is collected and produced according to the Bank's Statistical Code of...

      Banks: Lending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the demand for bank credit from small and medium-sized enterprises falls short of commitments made by banks under Project Merlin.

      Bats

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 12 October (WA 235-6), whether the meeting between the Highways Agency and Natural England on the future of...

      Broadcasting: Wireless Spectrum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the film, broadcasting, and entertainment industries will have sufficient access to wireless spectrum for radio...

      Children: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in implementing the recommendations of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, highlighted by the report of the...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in view of the fact that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is categorised by the World Health Organisation's mandatory International...

      Community Relations and Equality Councils

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Equality and Human Rights Commission about the impact of spending cuts on local community relations and equality councils.

      Community Relations and Equality Councils

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many local community relations and equality councils were in receipt of grant funding by the Equality and Human Rights Commission and local authorities in each...

      Credit Default Swaps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 9 November (WA 49), whether HM Treasury or the Financial Services Authority have reviewed the criteria and...

      Crime: Anti-theft Devices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of anti-theft devices such as ultraviolet fluorescent fluids to protect war memorials from damage or theft.

      Crime: Anti-theft Devices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for greater use of anti-theft devices such as ultraviolet fluorescent fluids to combat crime.

      Crime: Metal Theft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the case for a licensing regime for scrap metal dealers.

      Crime: Metal Theft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions there have been for metal theft offences in each year from 1996.

      Crime: Metal Theft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent metal theft from war memorials and other public monuments.

      Cyclists: Helmets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make the wearing of helmets by cyclists on public roads compulsory.

      Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that the new Payments Council system for switching current accounts will allow personal customers to refuse to allow the...

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have raised with the interim Government of Egypt (a) the duration of emergency law, (b) the possibility of a review by normal criminal courts of...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has made regarding the concerns raised by the sudden halting of the GRNOPC1 trial in the...

      Eritrea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether Eritrea has fully complied with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1907 of 23 December 2009.

      EU: Solvency II Directive

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to require United Kingdom defined-benefit pension schemes to operate within the European Union Solvency II Directive.

      EU: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a veto over any proposal for a financial transaction tax under Article 311 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union; and whether...

      European Gendarmerie Force

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the purpose and latest position of the European Union Gendarmerie Force; how many police are in training, from which countries, and where; and whether they...

      Extradition: Gary McKinnon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Professor Declan Murphy's original evidential medical report relating to Gary McKinnon has been submitted and accepted in its entirety for consideration by...

      Finance: Clearing Houses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review the arrangements under which the margin triggers on Italian and French sovereign bonds traded in London and cleared through...

      Finance: Equity Markets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to address the findings of the Kay review in respect of investors' fiduciary duties.

      Finance: Equity Markets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to improve investor oversight of listed companies.

      Finance: Websites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the costs associated with revising and re-branding the former Money Made Clear website as the Money Advice Service website on 4 April 2011, including...

      Fishing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to reduce the discarding of fish.

      Fuel Smuggling and Money Laundering

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to end fuel smuggling and money laundering in Northern Ireland.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Israeli Government concerning the 30 October attack on Rafah in Gaza, which killed 12 people.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of Hamas leaders to control the activities of Islamic Jihad in Gaza.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency concerning the strike by schoolteachers in United Nations schools following the...

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date (a) genetically modified mosquito eggs were exported for open release in Panama; (b) Panama was notified of that export; and (c) the export...

      Government Departments: E-mails

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers, or (c) officials, in the Home Office use private email accounts for dealing with matters of Government business.

      Government Departments: E-mails

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice is given to (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials, in the Home Office about the use of private email accounts for dealing with matters...

      Government Departments: Risk Registers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 7 November (WA 14), whether the Government have ever had a Treasury risk register.

      Health: End-of-life Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to ensure that dying individuals who do not have an advance care plan, which should ensure that their end-of-life wishes are discussed...

      Health: Musculoskeletal Conditions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of early intervention musculoskeletal physiotherapy in reducing sick leave, and enabling people on sick leave to...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they have made of the barriers facing first-time buyers seeking to buy a home in London.

      Independent Commission on Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 25 October (WA 134) concerning the Independent Commission on Banking, how the salary of £60,000 per year for...

      Institutional Investors: Voting Records

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action would need to be taken to require institutional investors to publish records of their voting at meetings of United Kingdom-listed public companies; and...

      Iraq: Camp Ashraf

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the Government of Iraq concerning recent developments at Camp Ashraf; whether they have had discussions with the European...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel regarding the release of Mr Hassan Yousef, re-arrested on 1 November in the West Bank together with...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to UNESCO concerning the state of the Mughrabi Bridge leading to the Temple Mount in East Jerusalem.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel to persuade them to allow International Atomic Energy Authority inspectors into Israel.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel concerning its failure to accede to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

      Justice: Pre-trial Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 7 November (WA 18), whether they will publish on 1 December their response to the European Commission's Green...

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of changes in legal aid franchising on the advisory services provided by community relations and equality councils.

      Magna Carta

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 7 November (WA 18-19) concerning the celebration of the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta in...

      Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what timetable is in place for completing the coastal path as set out in the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and what budget has been allocated for this.

      Money Advice Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what market research and analysis of consumer demand was conducted during business planning in advance of the launch of the Money Advice Service; whether demand...

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the methodology used by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to calculate the value of a drug was last changed.

      NHS: Delayed Transfers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of statistics produced by the Department of Health showing that between January and March 2011 75 per cent of all acute delayed transfers were of...

      Organophosphates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the remit of the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment's review of organophosphates does not include examination of...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 31 October 2011 (WA 213-14), what percentage of the annual funding for the Department for International...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 31 October 2011 (WA 213-14), what are the projects funded by the Department for International Development...

      Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Palestinian National Authority for the release of Shaykh Muhammad Skafi and Muhammad Dhuqan, a student of Al-Najah...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their latest proposals on public sector pensions made to public sector trade unions will be withdrawn in the event of strike action by those unions; and...

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what sanctions can be imposed on companies who employ trafficked individuals.

      Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what circumstances a pirate captured by a Royal Navy ship would be entitled to claim asylum in the United Kingdom; and whether there is an obligation on Her...

      Police: National Computer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the police national computer is still operated and managed by the National Policing Improvement Agency; and, if so, whether there are any plans to change...

      Police: National Computer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which bodies have rights of access to the police national computer. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the rules governing who may access the police national...

      Post Offices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to broaden the range of products and services offered by community post offices.

      Post Offices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to expand the banking products offered through post offices.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff previously employed at Latchmere House prison have been redeployed within the Prison Service.

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to be able to answer Question for Written Answer HL12379 regarding the Bomber Command memorial, tabled on 12 October.

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Questions for Written Answers tabled by members of the House of Lords have been answered by each government department in each month since May 2010.

      Rome: British Embassies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the economic advantages of having two fully staffed embassies in Rome.

      Scrap Metal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to ban cash transactions for large-scale or high-value scrap metal transactions.

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have proposals to stop smokers from obstructing entrances of public buildings; and what assessment they have made of whether the practice contributes...

      Surveillance: Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have regarding the use of British-made surveillance tools in political repression in the Middle East and North Africa; and to which countries...

      Surveillance: Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Creativity Software about their activities in Iran; who was present and on what dates; and whether they have established...

      Surveillance: Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which United Kingdom companies have sold surveillance equipment to Iran, Syria, Bahrain, Egypt, Tunisia and Libya; and what discussions they have held with the...

      Surveillance: Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Creativity Software have sold surveillance technology to the Government of Yemen; what was sold and when; and whether they will list all export licences,...

      Surveillance: Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they introduced the British company, Detica, to the previous Government of Tunisia; and whether surveillance technology was subsequently sold to the...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they will take following the military assault on the city of Homs, and the apparent breakdown of mediation by the Arab League.

      Taxation: Avoidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the £35 billion in taxes which they estimate is lost to the United Kingdom each year results from (a) illegal tax evasion, and (b) legal...

      Transport: Heavy Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 2 November (WA 272), why they are using a weighting factor of 100:1 for measuring the relative road damaging...

      Transport: Lorries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what statistics or estimates they have of the number of accidents involving British lorries that have occurred in mainland Europe in each of the past five years.

      Transport: Lorries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 8 June 2010 (WA 33), what progress they have made in developing measures to increase the visibility to lorry...

      Transport: Merseytravel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they have provided or will provide for the forthcoming relocation of Merseytravel's headquarters.

      Transport: Trams

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which tram and light rail projects they have supported financially in the past five years; how much they have spent on each of those projects; how far each of...

      Travel: Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether changes to the Pet Travel Scheme that come into effect on 1 January 2012 will require pets entering the United Kingdom from the Republic of Ireland to have...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current relations between Turkey and Israel as far as they affect United Kingdom economic and strategic interests.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Turkey's foreign policy towards Syria as far as it affects United Kingdom economic and strategic interests.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Turkey's foreign policy towards Iran as far as it affects United Kingdom economic and strategic interests.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Turkey's foreign policy towards Iraq as far as it affects United Kingdom economic and strategic interests.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the civil liberties of Kurds living within Turkey and whether they accord with those international agreements to which both the...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Turkey's foreign policy towards Armenia as far as it affects United Kingdom economic and strategic interests.

      UK Border Agency: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff of the UK Border Agency are naturalised citizens of the United Kingdom; and how many are not citizens of the United Kingdom.

      Waste Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timetable for waste collection authorities to bid for funding from the Weekly Collections Support Scheme; and from what date they intend to release...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of savings to public funds from making winter fuel payments liable to basic and higher rates of income tax.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of winter fuel payments to higher rate income tax payers this winter; and what proportion that represents of the total.

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