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Written answers

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

  • Justice

    • Coroners and Justice Act 2009

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to bring the provisions of section 50 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 into force.

    • Child: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many non-resident parents living in the London borough of Bexley have received (a) suspended and (b) custodial sentences for the non-payment of child...

      Contempt of Court: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been imprisoned for contempt of court in each of the last 10 years by each of the divisions of the courts.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to commission research into victims' satisfaction levels with sentences handed down by courts.

      Cybercrime: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment his Department has made of the conviction rate for those charged for improper use of (a) public electronic communications networks...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign prisoners held at HMP Peterborough are due for removal from the UK at the conclusion of their sentence in the next 12 months; and if he...

      Prisoners: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners have died from each cause in prison in each of the last five years.

      Prisoners: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent annually on food and subsistence for prisoners in each prison in each of the last 10 years.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will take steps to improve the support provided in the criminal justice system to prison officers who have been assaulted by offenders in the...

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what rules govern the recruitment of prison governors by private companies that are interested in bidding to run (a) public sector prisons and (b) a...

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what arrangements govern the employment of former employees of his Department and its associated agencies by private sector companies that deliver...

      Prostitution: Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance he provides to (a) Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority case officers and (b) members of the First-tier Tribunal on dealing with...

      Rape: Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance has been given to (a) Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority case officers and (b) members of the First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement...

      Sexual Offences: Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what consideration is given to any particular difficulties which may be experienced by rape and adult sexual assault victims in (a) reporting offences to...

      Sexual Offences: Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what specific training is provided to Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and First Tier Tribunal personnel dealing with rape and sexual assault...

      Sexual Offences: Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority refused (a) at first instance, (b) at review and (c) on appeal claims for compensation...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Child: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of children living in poverty in each council ward in Warrington North constituency.

    • Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the medical reassessment programme for individuals claiming disability benefits in reducing...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the effects of time-limiting of contributory employment and support allowance on health and social care...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims for employment and support allowance (ESA) were refused in the last 12 months; how many had zero points allocated; how many...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Atos Healthcare

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

      Employment and Support Allowance: Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many medical assessments for employment and support allowance were conducted by Atos Healthcare in (a) St Helens South and Whiston...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will investigate reports that prime contractors to the Work programme are referring clients to volunteer centres without making payments...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he would intervene in a reported breach of contract between a Work Programme prime provider and one of its subcontractors without first...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the data on referrals to the Work programme to be published in April 2012 will be provided at the level of individual Tier 1 and Tier 2...

      European Union

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

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Ministerial-level meetings have been held in his Department as part of the Government's examination of the balance of existing...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect on predicted savings to the public purse from restrictions on housing benefit based on size criteria...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect on predicted savings to the public purse of exempting the first underoccupied bedroom from the size...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people who will (a) lose incapacity benefit and (b) lose all benefits in (i) Easington constituency...

      Incapacity Benefit: Jobseeker’s Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of (a) the likely change in the number of (i) incapacity benefit claimants and (ii) those in receipt of jobseeker's...

      Railways: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department plans to estimate the (a) number, (b) type and (c) duration of jobs created by the (i) Intercity Express Programme and...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether Jobcentre Plus has employed staff to visit other EU countries to offer advice to EU nationals considering applying for jobs in the UK...

      Personal Records: Departmental Co-ordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the devolved administrations about the Tell Us Once service with particular reference to whether they can...

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in St Helens South and Whiston constituency Remploy employment services has assisted to find (a) part-time and (b)...

      Social Exclusion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what methodology his Department uses to estimate the number of people experiencing social exclusion; and whether this methodology has changed...

      Social Exclusion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Work programme on tackling social exclusion.

      Social Exclusion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the risk of people aged 16 to 24 claiming jobseeker's allowance experiencing long-term cycles of...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the costs have been of administration of (a) disability living allowance, (b) incapacity benefit and (c) employment and support allowance...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what average period a claimant of (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) employment and support allowance was claiming the allowance in the...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants have had their benefits stopped because of failure to respond to Benefits Integrity Centre telephone spot checks in the...

      Unemployment: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the unemployment rate was in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.

      Unemployment: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people of working age were on unemployment benefits in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what definition he plans to use of “in work” when setting the universal credit household benefit cap.

      Welfare Reform: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential effects of his welfare reform proposals in Northern Ireland.

      Welfare Reform: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the potential effects of his planned welfare reform proposals.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what consideration he has given to people undertaking a work capability assessment who suffer from medical conditions that fluctuate.

      Work Capability Assessment: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what consideration he has given to having only medical practitioners who are specialists in multiple sclerosis carrying out work capability...

  • Home Department

    • 2010 Drugs Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has set terms of reference for the annual review of the 2010 Drugs Strategy; and whether she plans to publish the findings of the...

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many legacy asylum cases concerned people resident in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency in each year since March 2007; and how many...

      Asylum: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on Libyans stranded in refugee camps who wish to claim asylum in the UK.

      Bolivia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home (1) Department what assessment she has made of the effect on the maintenance of the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of (a) Bolivia...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the citizenship data tables Immigration Statistics April-June 2011 table cz.09, refusals of citizenship by reason, how many...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) with reference to the citizenship data tables Immigration Statistics April-June 2011 table cz.09, refusals of citizenship by reason,...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the citizenship data tables Immigration Statistics April-June 2011, table cz.01 citizenship applications, grants and...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff of the UK Border Agency are based at each office location (a) in Scotland, (b) in each of the English regions, (c) in Wales,...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which contractors provide security for the UK Border Agency's pre-departure accommodation locations.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long on average individuals spend at UK Border Agency pre-departure accommodation prior to their removal.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the longest period that an individual spent in pre-departure accommodation prior to removal has been since May 2010.

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether removals of children enforced in Scotland are made directly from a Scottish departure port or via a UK Border Agency facility...

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Independent Family Returns Panel has made any recommendations to (a) the UK Border Agency or (b) her Department that a family...

      Detention Centres: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what mode of transport individuals detained prior to removal are transported from locations in Scotland to UK Border Agency facilities or...

      Detention Orders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many and what proportion of women leaving prison and issued with an IS91 Detention Order were (a) deported from and (b) permitted...

      Drugs: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sniffer dogs have been used by UK Border Agency staff in searching for heroin and cocaine at UK borders in each of the last three years.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 17 October 2011, Official Report, columns 648-9W, on entry clearances, what guidance she has issued to specialist...

      Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) former Gurkhas and (b) dependents of former Gurkhas have been allowed to enter and reside in the UK since May 2009.

      Human Trafficking: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 7 November 2011, Official Report, column 54W, on human trafficking, what costs were associated with the operation...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many no-notice removals of failed asylum seekers and illegal immigrants were undertaken by the UK Border Agency in each of the last 12 months.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in detention on immigration-related grounds have been convicted of a criminal offence in the UK.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the number of non-UK EU nationals who reside in the UK.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Rotherham of 21 August 2011 about Sergei Magnitsky.

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers (a) in each age group, (b) of each sex and (c) of each ethnicity were recruited to each police force in each of the...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were employed in each age group in each police force in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to answer Question 71304 on Humberside Police and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council tabled on 7 September 2011 for answer...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Iran: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the report of the International Atomic Energy Authority on Iran's development of nuclear missiles.

    • Jordan: Foreign Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the aims and objectives are of UK policy towards Jordan.

      Lebanon: Foreign Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the aims and objectives are of UK policy towards Lebanon.

      Libya: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with Abdel Rahim El-Keib; and what assistance he has offered to the National Transitional Council...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Electoral Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he plans to bring forward proposals on (a) funding for 200 all-postal primaries, (b) the recall of hon. Members and (c) prevention of the misuse of...

  • Wales

    • Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues and Ministers in the Welsh Government on cross-border economic implications of the...

    • Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions she has had with the First Minister on Welsh exports to non-EU countries.

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent assessment she has made of the state of the Welsh economy; and if she will make a statement.

      Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many press releases her Department has issued since May 2010; and how many of these were bilingual.

  • Scotland

    • Foreign Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland in how many international visits (a) the Secretary of State, (b) the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and (c) senior staff in his Department have...

    • Jobcentre Plus: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on proposed closures of Jobcentre Plus offices in Scotland.

  • Transport

    • Aviation: Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made on steps to reduce carbon emissions attributable to aviation. [R]

    • Domestic Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information her Department holds on the number of people who have flown from (a) Aberdeen and (b) Edinburgh to overseas destinations via Heathrow...

      Domestic Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people have flown between Heathrow airport and (a) Edinburgh and (b) Aberdeen in each of the last three years.

      Domestic Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what discussions she has had on the effect on passengers of the sale of BMI; (2) whether she has discussed with (a) BMI and (b) British Airways...

      Charities

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

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which consultants and advisers her Department has employed in respect of the (a) Thameslink programme, (b) Thameslink rolling stock procurement and (c)...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will place in the Library a list of all reports that consultants working for her Department have written in respect of (a) the Intercity Express...

      East Coast Railway Line: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department has taken to fully implement the Persons with Reduced Mobility Technical Specifications for Interoperability requirements on...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which non-departmental public bodies and agencies for which her Department has responsibility made use of the Government Procurement Card in (a)...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department plans to take in respect of the cost of motor insurance for young drivers; and when she expects to implement such plans.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) cost, (b) date of commencement and (c) duration is of each private finance initiative contract managed by her Department.

      Public Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of her Department's spending reduction for public transport on people with a low...

      Railway Stations: Tees Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether there are any plans to close railway ticket offices in Teesside.

      Railway Stations: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she has considered giving greater powers to rail companies in taking ownership of the upkeep of rail stations for the purposes of ensuring they...

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many rail carriages (a) have been upgraded to meet with and (b) do not comply with the Persons with Reduced Mobility Technical Specifications for...

      Railways: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment she has made of the effect of economic conditions in the Eurozone on the cost of financing the (a) Thameslink rolling stock and...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent work her Department has undertaken on the proposed electrification of the railway line between Leeds and York via Harrogate.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to the public purse has been of the railway franchises operated by (a) Virgin Rail Group and (b) West Coast Trains.

      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 negotiations with bidders for the Greater Anglia rail...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much her Department has spent on (a) solicitors and (b) consultants for work related to the (i) East Coast and (ii) Cross Country rail franchise in...

      Railways: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport at how many locations on the third-rail electrified network conductor rail heating has been installed since 1 January 2011; and how many further...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her policy is on allowing railway operating companies to reduce capacity and increase over-crowding; and if she will make a statement.

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the conclusion of her Department's National Policy Statement for Ports published in October 2011 that coastal shipping is expected to...

      Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when her Department plans to publish a National Policy Statement for national networks.

      Transport: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how much funding was allocated to passenger transport executives by (a) her Department and (b) other bodies in 2010-11; (2) how much funding was...

      Tugboats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consultation her Department undertook with (a) maritime users, (b) local authorities and (c) other organisations on its proposal to remove...

      Tugboats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment her Department has made of the possible safety implications for shipping of the withdrawal of emergency towing vehicles in relation to...

      Tugboats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment her Department has made of the safety implications for shipping of the withdrawal of emergency towing vehicles covering the English Channel.

      Tugboats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department have received from the French Government on the withdrawal of emergency towing...

      US Aviation: Meetings

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

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Data Monitoring

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether there have been any occasions when (a) telephones and (b) emails and data...

  • Attorney-General

    • Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) how many (a) police officers and (b) support staff were employed by the Serious Fraud Office in each of the last five years; (2) what proportion of Serious...

  • International Development

    • Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he has any plans to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    • Nicaragua

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he has any plans to visit Nicaragua.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Capital Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on changes to capital allowances in the agricultural...

    • Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what applications for judicial review have been made against her Department (a) in the last Parliament and (b) since May...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many full-time equivalent staff work on the (a) infectious diseases: animal and plant, (b) flooding and (c) food and...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many meetings she has had with representatives of (a) social enterprises, (b) charities, (c) large private sector...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many external training courses staff of her Department attended in the last 12 months; and what the cost to the public...

      Fisheries: Birds of Prey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects her Department's review of policy on managing the impact on inland fisheries of predation by fish-eating...

      Flood and Water Management Act 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the Government will publish guidance on company social tariffs under section 44 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

      Hydroelectric Power: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to deregulate the establishment of small-scale hydroelectric schemes; and if she will make a statement.

      Legal Opinion: Costs

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

      Legal Opinion: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department spent on (a) legal advice and (b) instructing counsel in (i) 2007, (ii) 2009, (iii) 2010 and (iv) the...

      Poultry: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on EU-wide implementation of the EU laying hens directive by the...

      Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many officials work in her Department's Rural Policy Unit.

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what date the Water White Paper will be published.

      Wild Mammals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people were (a) proceeded against and (b) found guilty of offences under the (i) Badgers Act 1991, (ii) Deer Act...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Empty Property: Halifax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of properties in Halifax town centre are vacant; and what proportion were vacant in 2010.

    • Fire Services: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which fire authorities are paying the leasing costs of regional control centres; and how much each is paying each month.

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he has made an estimate of the average cost to individual members of the implementation of his proposed changes to the...

      Growing Places Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the effects on rural areas of its Growing Places Fund.

      Gurkhas: Aldershot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how he plans that his recently announced £1.5 million funding to ease the pressure on Aldershot as a result of Gurkha...

      Housing: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the effect of housing supply on levels of social exclusion; and what steps his...

      Mobile Homes: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 19 October 2011, Official Report, column 1045W, on mobile homes: licensing, whether he has held any...

      Mobile Homes: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 19 October 2011, Official Report, column 1045W, on mobile homes: licensing, when he plans to undertake...

      Rescue Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) uniformed and (b) non-uniformed staff were employed in each fire and rescue service in England in (i) 2009-10, (ii)...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to answer question 80597 tabled on 8 November 2011 for named day answer on 14 November 2011.

  • Treasury

    • Big Society Capital: Barnsley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much is estimated to be in the dormant account fund of (a) Northern Rock, (b) Royal Bank of Scotland and (c) Lloyds TSB; and how much he estimates will...

    • Big Society Capital: Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with bank foundations on charitable giving to arts and culture charities.

      Corporation Tax: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will estimate the effect on the size of the block grant to Northern Ireland of a reduction in corporation tax to 12.5 per cent; (2) if he will...

      Legal Opinion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many times his Department sought legal advice from external counsel in (a) 2007, (b) 2009, (c) 2010 and (d) the first six months of 2011; (2)...

      Economic Growth: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when the Government plans to publish its response to the consultation on rebalancing the Northern Ireland economy; (2) if he will publish the...

      Economic Growth: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers have had on the consultation on rebalancing the Northern Ireland economy.

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many times he has met with representatives of (a) EDF-Energy, (b) RWE nPower, (c) Eon, (d) Scottish Power, (e) British Gas Centrica and (f) Scottish and...

      Housing: Unemployment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to take steps to ensure that people who are unemployed are not refused home insurance due to their employment status.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration he has given to introducing a mortgage relief scheme for first-time buyers or new build properties.

      PAYE: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which organisations are participating in the HM Revenue and Customs pilot of real-time information for PAYE; and what the expected duration is of the pilot.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of public spending per head of population in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in respect of (i)...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the number of people who have benefited from the stamp duty relief on properties under £250,000 in (a) the UK, (b) Wales and...

      Tax Allowances: Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employees in the UK used (a) Cycle to Work schemes, (b) employer-provided buses and (c) tax-free parking in the latest period for which figures are...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he plans to take to ensure that people who do not have internet access are able to obtain copies of their tax records by other means.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the variety of cultural venues in each region and their effect on private sector investment in...

    • Big Society Capital: Creative Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps is he taking to ensure that the arts and creative industries can make use of dormant account money when it is...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport for how many (a) days per week and (b) weeks per year on average the 89 unpaid interns of the National Museum of Science and...

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with (a) his EU counterparts and (b) governments of non-EU countries on the regulation of...

      Independent Commercial Television Broadcast Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans his Department has to promote the independent commercial television broadcast sector.

      Museums: Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) how much his Department plans to spend on (a) museums and (b) libraries in each of the next four years; (2) how much...

      Olympic Games 2012: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what proportion of the 2012 Olympic athletes' village will be funded by (a) public investment and (b) private investment.

      Sport England: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what funding Sport England allocated to voluntary sector or third sector organisations in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in which regions the (a) Army, (b) Navy and (c) Royal Air Force has recruited in each year from 2005 to 2011.

    • Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the UK retaining a full spectrum defence capability following the strategic defence and security review.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect of staffing reductions on his Department's performance and productivity.

      Dubai

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which officials of his Ministry were present at the press conference in Dubai in June 2011 at which his predecessor answered questions on Libya, Syria...

      Ex-servicemen: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department discusses regularly with the NHS trends in psychiatric problems experienced by former armed services personnel.

      Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the cost of Gurkha recruitment has been in each of the last four years; (2) how many Gurkhas have been recruited in Nepal in each of the last...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to provide long-term support to Libya.

      Met Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the capital receipt his Department is likely to receive following the transfer of the Met Office from his Department.

  • Education

    • Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will bring forward proposals to require schools to record whether a child has a disability.

    • Child: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the possible additional risk to child protection of the extension of the shared accommodation rate of local housing...

      Cultural Education Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the cost to the public purse of the Independent Review of Cultural Education is; and on what date the report of the review is to be published.

      Drugs: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his Department's expenditure was on the Frank drug awareness campaign in each year since its introduction.

      First Aid: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education in how many schools first aid is taught to pupils.

      Life Skills

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

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of pupils in each education authority area with selective grammar schools receives the pupil premium in (a) each of the grammar schools...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding has been allocated to schools to pay for day release of PE teachers to organise sport in primary schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young ambassadors have taken part in organising sporting activities in each local authority area in each school year since 2006-07; how many...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of active members of the teachers' pension scheme earn up to £15,000 per annum.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people were making contributions to the teachers' pension scheme on the most recent date for which figures are available; and how many people...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of active members of the teachers' pension scheme earning less than £15,000 per year (a) are female and (b) work part-time.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of a teacher's pensionable pay is deducted in pension contributions.

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the proportion of young people aged 14 to 16 years who would benefit from receiving vocational education for more than...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to answer Question 80983 tabled on 9 November 2011 for named day answer on 14 November 2011.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make it his policy not to invite to UK arms trade events any country that has not signed and ratified the Convention...

    • EU Social Chapter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the costs and benefits of proposals to withdraw from the European Social Chapter; and if he...

      EU Social Chapter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received since May 2010 calling for the UK to withdraw from the European Social Chapter; and if he...

      European Agency and Temporary Workers Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will place in the Library a copy of the legal opinion in respect of the May 2008 agreement between the Confederation of...

      Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make it his policy to promote the addition of (a) electric-shock stun-cuffs and other body worn electric-shock devices...

      Export Credits Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to work with the Paris Club to carry out a public audit of the debt owed to the Export Credits Guarantee...

      Health: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect on productivity of changes in the level of occupational health research.

      Local Economic Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the budget is for each local economic partnership covering (a) Birmingham, (b) Newcastle, (c) Wakefield, (d) Manchester, (e)...

      National Savings and Investments: Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions his Department has had with National Savings and Investment on its decision to stop selling its products...

      National Savings and Investments: Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what estimate he has made of the monetary value of National Savings and Investment's contract with Post Office Ltd in the...

      National Savings and Investments: Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of National Savings and Investments products were managed by (a) post, (b) telephone, (c) online and (d) through...

      National Savings and Investments: Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the monetary value he puts on National Savings and Investments transactions administered through the...

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what additional services the Government has begun to provide through the Post Office network as part of its objective to make the...

      Science: Inflation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the effect of inflation on his Department's science budget.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of active members of the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme earning less than £15,000 per year (a) are female and (b) work...

    • Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of active members of the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme earn no more than £15,000 per year.

      Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of a civil servant's pay is deducted in pension contributions.

      Metastatic Melanoma

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people died from metastatic melanoma by each (a) cancer network and (b) primary care trust in each year since 1997.

      Young People: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many of those starting National Citizen Service did not complete their full course; and if he will make a statement.

  • Health

    • Drug and Alcohol: Dependent Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children were born to (a) drug- and (b) alcohol-dependent mothers by region in each of the last 10 years.

    • Dental Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding was allocated to NHS dental services in each of the last five years.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) cost, (b) date of commencement and (c) duration is of each private finance initiative contract managed by his Department.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to support the establishment of citizen commissions to advise, report and make decisions on issues affecting people with...

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to ensure sufficient numbers of paediatric diabetes specialist nurses and diabetes nurses to meet the needs of people with...

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what training his Department provides to (a) diabetes specialist nurses, (b) doctors and (c) other healthcare professionals on provision of support and...

      Diabetes: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to develop and implement a standardised national competency framework for diabetes specialist nurses. [R]

      Diabetes: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to introduce a separate tariff for (a) initiation of patients onto insulin pumps and insulin therapy, (b) commencing blood glucose...

      Dialysis Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has for the long-term provision of dialysis facilities.

      Dialysis Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has any plans to increase the provision and availability of home dialysis equipment.

      Food: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the merits of applying additional taxation to foods which are high in saturated fats.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to ensure that his Department's guidance on removing patients from GP lists is followed by GPs.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were registered with GPs in (a) NHS Eastern and Coastal Kent, (b) NHS Medway, (c) NHS West Kent and (d) England in (i) 2008-09, (ii)...

      Health and Social Care Bill 2010-12

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the Information Commissioner's recent ruling on his Department's strategic risk register for the Health and Social Care Bill, if he will...

      Health Professions: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been paid to suspended medical staff in each of the last five years.

      Injuries: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether data on the cost to the public purse of treating dog attacks is held by individual health trusts; (2) what assessment he has made of...

      Mercury: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects of any ban on the use of dental amalgam; and if he will make a statement. [R]

      Muscular Dystrophy

      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 each NHS region; and if he will...

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to respond to concerns about adverse experiences of individual NHS staff and instances where an NHS trust has followed discipline or...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS employees of each sex had an annual salary (a) below £15,000 per year and (b) between £15,000 and £21,000 per year in the...

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS employees have received more than £30,800 in employer pension contributions in each financial year since 1997.

      NHS: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that information for patients is provided in accessible formats for (a) non-English speakers, (b) partially-sighted...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish his Department's risk assessment of the reforms proposed in the Health and Social Care Bill.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the Information Commissioner's decision on the disclosure of his Department's risk assessment of the reforms proposed...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what risk assessments (a) his Department and (b) independent consultants contracted by his Department have undertaken on the potential effects of the...

      Nurses: Workplace Assault

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms his Department has put in place to provide support for nurses who have been assaulted in the workplace.

      Nutrition: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to reduce the exposure of children to marketing of unhealthy food and drink.

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has commissioned on (a) the effect of obesity on the NHS and (b) how effective care can be given to patients suffering from...

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the public purse was of (a) gastric bands, (b) each public health campaign relating to obesity and (c) other NHS weight loss services in...

      Patients: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the expenditure per capita was in NHS Medway in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.

      Physiotherapy: Eastern Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for a referral for physiotherapy is (a) in Bedford, (b) in the East of England and (c) nationally.

      Postnatal Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of support offered to women with postnatal health problems.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department plans to review the prescription charges system in the next 12 months; whether any such review will involve consultation with (a)...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the additional carbon emissions which would be generated by an additional 10 million people projected to reside in...

    • Energy: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what assessment he has made of the potential effects of planned mitigation measures for energy-intensive industries facing...

      Energy: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what plans he has to make the UK a more competitive environment for energy-intensive industries following the Minister for...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average cost per household was of the feed-in tariff scheme between April 2010 and October 2011.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of how much the feed-in tariff added to energy prices in percentage terms in each of the last three years.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much was paid to generators of renewable energy under his Department's feed-in tariff scheme in quarter (a) one and (b) two of...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what workings and assumptions were used as the basis of the calculations included in paragraph 10 of his Department's press notice...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what meetings (a) he and (b) his officials have had with representatives of the UK (i) solar and (ii) nuclear industry in the last 12...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of electricity demand could be met by solar PV.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many representations he has received from those (a) supporting and (b) opposing the development of solar photovoltaic (i) sites and...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on (a) rates paid, (b) how long schemes have operated, (c) installed capacity and (d) how much...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which representatives from the solar photovoltaic industry were consulted when drawing up the timetable for (a) the implementation of...

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that anyone injured while in the Armed Forces will not be made redundant by the Armed Forces against their will.

    • BBC World News

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any direct payments for the BBC World News television service; and what assessment they have made of the level of coverage the service gave...

      Caste Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the response by the United Kingdom representative at the United Nations Committee on the Elimination...

      Chinese Lanterns

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ban Chinese lanterns on the grounds of posing a threat to livestock.

      Cohabiting Couples

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the judgment of the Supreme Court in Jones v Kernott, whether they will introduce legislation on the rights and duties of cohabiting couples.

      Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are preparing for the forthcoming decennial review of the common fisheries policy.

      Council Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what amount they will allocate to the Welsh Government for the freezing of council tax. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether money allocated for freezing...

      Devolution: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated cost of the Commission on Devolution in Wales; and what will be the fees payable to the commissioners.

      Duchy of Cornwall

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in view of the recent information tribunal ruling, whether they still consider the Duchy of Cornwall to be a private estate; and if the Duchy is now a public...

      Energy: Disconnections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many households have been disconnected from their energy supply in each month of the past five years; and for what reasons and by which energy supplier.

      Environment: Aarhus Convention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to comply with the requirements of the Aarhus Convention in relation to forms of environmental nuisance and similar cases.

      EU: Luxembourg Compromise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider that the Luxembourg compromise of January 1966 is still valid in European Union decision-making.

      EU: Luxembourg Compromise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what basis the Financial Secretary to the Treasury considers that the Luxembourg compromise is available for effective use in the European Council.

      Export Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with European Union member states on establishing an effective framework to deter the misuse of European technologies involved in...

      Export Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to regulate exports by British-based companies which are associated with human rights violations.

      Fishing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the proposals from the European Commission for transferable fishing concessions.

      Gendercide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 3 November (WA 287-8), whether the United Kingdom's high commissioner in Delhi and ambassador in...

      Gendercide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 3 November (WA 287), whether the United Kingdom representative to the United Nations has raised the...

      Government Departments: Official Meetings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what capacity their ambassador to the Republic of Ireland attends functions in Northern Ireland.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will increase the funds available for construction and refurbishment of social housing.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which developments have been supported with Homes and Communities Agency funding in (a) the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and (b) the London Borough of...

      Justice: Legal Fees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish in draft the proposed qualified one-way cost shifting regulations to be made under Clause 25 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment...

      Landmines and Cluster Munitions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will deploy diplomatic efforts to prevent any dilution of provisions of the Ottawa Convention on Anti-Personnel Landmines and the 2008 Oslo Treaty on...

      Olympic Games

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the International Olympic Committee to have England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales recognised as separate nations for...

      Olympic Games

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the football associations of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland concerning the implications of participating in the Team GB...

      Omagh Bombing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland will announce his decision on whether to open a public inquiry into the Omagh bombing in 1998.

      Patrick Finucane

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what administrative or other assistance they are providing, either by way of access to records or provision of personnel, to Sir Desmond de Silva QC to assist him...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why public sector schemes do not have to pay into the Pension Protection Fund; how many pension schemes are members of the fund; and which occupational pension...

      Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pirates have been captured or arrested by Royal Navy ships in the past two years; and what has been done with them.

      Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 17 October (WA 29), whether they will require the Mayor of London to publish details of the number of...

      Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the report of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons on HM Prison Aylesbury about the use of force by staff, what action they are taking to ensure records...

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Strathclyde on 9 November (WA 62) concerning answers to Questions for Written Answer, what are the criteria used to...

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Strathclyde on 9 November (WA 62), whether they will ensure that when acronyms are used in answers the full name is used at...

      Schools: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to ensure capital spending on schools following the ending of the Building Schools for the Future programme.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they provide to local authorities about the provision of subsidies for school transport for young people attending faith schools; and what assessment...

      Sport: Competitive Climbing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the submission of competitive climbing as a potential Olympic sport from 2020, they will consider providing support funding for elite...

      State Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 10 November (WA 95) concerning their recognition of countries, when the Vatican City was so recognised.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the recent statement by the Roman Catholic bishops of Sudan about the current violence and the risks of renewed conflict in both Sudan...

      Surveillance: Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have about the frequency of visits by British engineers and technicians to Iran; and what is the value of service contracts between British...

      Surveillance: Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how their criticism of regimes which seek to manipulate or intercept social networking sites, text messaging or electronic communications relates to the role of...

      Tourism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of in-bound tourists enter the United Kingdom by air each year.

      Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many young people in education but looking for part-time work are included in the latest Office for National Statistics unemployment figures; and what...

      Waste Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria will be used for allocating funding to waste collection authorities from the weekly collections support scheme if the bids received exceed the amount...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many winter fuel payments were made, and at what total cost, to former United Kingdom residents abroad, in each of the past five years for which figures are...

      World Bank: World Development Report

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to incorporate into their work the recommendations of the World Bank's World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security and Development.

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