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Written answers

Thursday, 24 November 2011

  • Leader of the House

    • Official Photographs

      To ask the Leader of the House how many official photographs have been taken of (a) Ministers and (b) senior officials for use in Government publications since May 2010; how many of his staff are...

    • Public Reading Stage

      To ask the Leader of the House when he plans to bring forward proposals for a public reading stage for Bills.

  • Attorney-General

    • GPT: Corruption

      To ask the Attorney-General by what date he plans to determine whether a full investigation by the Serious Fraud Office into allegations of bribery by GPT should be allowed to proceed.

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 8 November 2011, Official Report, columns 166-8W, on animal experiments, how many enquiries were made in relation...

    • Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) people and (b) UK citizens were extradited from the UK to each EU member state under a European Arrest Warrant in 2010-11.

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were extradited to the UK from each EU member state under a European Arrest Warrant in 2010-11.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases the UK Border Agency's Case Assurance and Audit Unit has considered in each month since July 2011.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to maintain the current average time for processing an asylum case.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 31 October 2011, Official Report, column 408W, on bovine tuberculosis: disease control, if she will reach an...

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has any plans to bring forward proposals for the repeal of section 2 (1) and (2) of the Riot (Damages) Act 1886.

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress is being made with the review into policing methods following the disturbances of August 2011.

      Official Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many official photographs have been taken of (a) Ministers and (b) senior officials in her Department for use in Government publications...

      Procurement

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

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many holders of (a) Tier 1 and (b) Tier 2 visas previously held Tier 4 visas on (i) 1 September 2011, (ii) 1 September 2010 and (iii) 1...

      Entry Clearances: Domestic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the migrant domestic workers who were granted settlement in 2009 originally entered the UK on a (a) domestic worker (visitor),...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department from which colleges she has received representations on changes to the Tier 4 visa system; on what dates; if she will publish a summary of...

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she is taking any steps to ensure that staff currently working for the Forensic Science Service (FSS) are retained within the...

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the future costs of maintaining the National Forensic Science Archive.

      Identity and Passport Service: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many vacancies there are in each office of the Identity and Passport Service; and how many jobs in each office are being advertised.

      Illegal Immigrants: Frontex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of illegal migrants that were likely to have travelled to the UK that have been intercepted by...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration case files have been open for (a) one year, (b) two years, (c) three years, (d) four years and (e) five years.

      Independent Police Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what resource funding she plans to allocate to the Independent Police Complaints Commission for the financial year 2012-13.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the hon. Member for Walsall North will receive a reply to his letter of 31 May 2011 on the Winsor review, reference M10105.11.

      National Policing Improvement Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has plans to involve the private sector in the provision of (a) police IT and (b) police training following the abolition of the...

      Police Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the oral answer by the Prime Minister of 7 September 2011, Official Report, column 350, on police commissioners, whether local...

      UK Border Agency: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many bullying and harassment cases are currently being pursued by UK Border Agency staff.

      UK Border Agency: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff with between 15 and 20 years' service have resigned from the UK Border Agency since May 2010.

  • Transport

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions her Department has had with HM Treasury on the future of air passenger duty; and what her policy is on the abolition of air passenger...

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions she and her Department have had with HM Treasury over the future of air passenger duty.

      Air Travel Organisers’ Licence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to her Department's planned reforms of the ATOL scheme, what the evidence basis is for her Department's conclusion that a two day...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will assess the findings of the report by the British Chambers of Commerce on aviation, entitled ‘Flying in the Face of Jobs and Growth’.

      Aviation: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions she has had with representatives of (a) business and (b) aviation groups on aviation's role in supporting business.

      Aviation: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress she has made in reducing the burden of regulation in the aviation sector.

      Bus Services: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her policy is on greater bus regulation in Greater Manchester.

      Coastguard Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the change has been in levels of staffing costs for the Coastguard Service since May 2010.

      Driving Tests: Bury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the driving test centre will re-open in Bury.

      Fuels: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her Department's policy is on the proposed EU Directive on fuel quality.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many times operational freedoms at Heathrow airport were deployed in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Liverpool Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the potential economic effect of the installation of a post-panamax terminal in the Port of Liverpool.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the existing capacity on the Greater Anglia rail franchise is; and what estimate she has made of the capacity that Abellio will provide under the...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will consider tightening the provisions of rail franchise agreements to ensure increases in ticket prices result in a corresponding rise in...

      Rescue Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what changes in staffing levels have taken place at each coastguard station since May 2010.

      Rescue Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average number of staff (a) on duty and (b) employed at each coastguard station was in each of the last five years.

      Rescue Services: South Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the effect of the closure of Swansea coastguard station on coastguard services around Newport.

      Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which Highways Agency controlled A-roads see the biggest increase in traffic during the summer.

      Roads: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the effect of petrol prices on public support for road charging schemes.

      Roads: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress her Department has made on facilitating the adoption by local authorities of residential roads in new housing developments since June 2010.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much her Department has spent on road repairs following the adverse weather of winter 2010-11; and how much she expects her Department to spend...

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she is taking to assist motorists in preparation for winter weather.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) when she expects private finance arrangements for (a) the Intercity Express Programme and (b) Thameslink rolling stock to be completed; (2) when...

      Shipping: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons her Department considers that the responsibility for ensuring operational safety of ships is a matter for which the commercial...

      Shipping: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will issue guidance to maritime insurers and ship owners on the provision of private on-board security.

      Thameslink: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information her Department holds on when the Thameslink rolling stock carriages will be available for testing.

      Thameslink: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many Thameslink rolling stock carriages she plans to introduce in each year up to December 2018.

      Tugboats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she plans to take to ensure that (a) vessels in distress will be assisted, (b) pollution will be countered and (c) fires at sea will be...

      Tugboats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations she has received from the Emergency Towing Vessel Working Group; and what steps she is taking to implement its funding recommendations.

  • Wales

    • Airports: Weather Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether her Department has made an assessment of the preparedness of Welsh airport operators for extreme winter conditions.

    • Social Services: Cross-border Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions she has had with Ministers in the Welsh Government on cross-border issues relating to social care.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Bombings: Omagh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he plans to determine whether an inquiry into the Omagh bombing is to be held.

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport about 3G mobile broadband coverage in...

      Maghaberry Prison: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Justice Minister in Northern Ireland about conditions in Maghaberry Prison; and if he will make a statement.

      Patrick Finucane

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Irish Government and (b) the Finucane family since his decision not to hold an inquiry into the...

      Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will establish all-party talks in Northern Ireland to discuss how to deal with the past.

      Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent steps he has taken in respect of (a) the past and (b) legacy issues in Northern Ireland.

      Public Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer about measures in the 2011 Pre-Budget Report to tackle (a) adult...

      Social Security Benefits

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

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many offences categorised as terrorist-related there have been in Northern Ireland (a) in the most recent period for which figures are...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of an increase in the levels of air passenger duty on (a) businesses and (b) the economy; (2) if he will...

    • Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many residents of Ashfield constituency paid 50p income tax rate in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Tax Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many letters have been issued in error by HM Revenue and Customs in the last two months for which information is available.

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he proposes that current levels of financial support to low income and out of work families with disabled children through the disability addition...

  • International Development

    • Ministers' Private Offices: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the (a) transaction date, (b) supplier and (c) amount was of each transaction made on corporate cards held by the private office...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Martial Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport which martial arts organisations have received grants from his Department in each of the last 10 years; and how much each such...

    • Aerials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he expects to provide information on how the £150 million mobile phone mast fund will be allocated.

      Horse Racing: Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he plans to issue details of his Department's consultation on the future of the horse racing levy.

  • Prime Minister

    • Official Photographs

      To ask the Prime Minister how many official photographs have been taken of (a) him and (b) senior officials for use in Government publications since May 2010; how many of his staff are expected...

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) when he last met the First Minister and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland (a) separately and (b) together; (2) what plans he has to invite the First...

      Supermarkets

      To ask the Prime Minister what meetings he has had with representatives of (a) Asda, (b) Tesco and (c) Sainsbury's since June 2010.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Community Organisers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what funding he proposes to allocate for community organisers in (a) Birmingham, (b) Newcastle, (c) Wakefield, (d) Manchester, (e) Leeds, (f) Liverpool,...

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether (a) he, (b) officials of his Department and (c) special advisers in his Department have met Mr Adam Werritty on official business since May...

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his estimate is of the number of British nationals who had a vacation in each other EU member state in each of the last 10 years; and if he will...

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many British nationals worked in each other EU member state in each of the last 10 years, for part or all of that year; and if he will make a statement.

      Civil Servants: British Nationality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of posts in the civil service have full UK citizenship as a requirement of employment.

      Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how much funding from the (a) public purse and (b) private sector has been allocated to the mutualisation of MyCSP; (2) how much funding from (a)...

      McKinsey and Company

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many (a) secondees and (b) consultants from McKinsey and Company are being paid by (i) his Department and (ii) McKinsey and Company; (2) how...

      Voluntary Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Dumfries and Galloway of 2 November 2011, Official Report, column 907, on the voluntary sector, when he...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many organisations in (a) Lancashire and (b) Hyndburn constituency are involved in National Citizen Service pilot schemes.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what arrangements are in place to ensure that the distribution funding for organisations providing National Citizen Service programmes (a) takes place...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many young people from (a) Lancashire and (b) Hyndburn constituency he expects to be involved in the National Citizen Service in each of the next...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether the budget for the National Citizen Service will be allocated on a regional basis; and what funding he expects to allocate to organisations in...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much was spent on (a) print and broadcast advertising, (b) launch costs and (c) promotional material for the 2011 pilot National Citizen Service in...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the effect of charging for National Citizen Service places on the take-up of places by children from low-income...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans he has to ask local authorities to contribute to the cost of National Citizen Service places in their areas.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what modelling his Department undertook of changes in council tax benefit for those in employment of (a) the localisation of...

    • Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions he has had with Ministers in the Department for Work and Pensions on the alignment of localised council...

      Councillors: Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the amount of paid time off work for the conduct of public duties given to employees of local...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to encourage local authorities to bring empty properties back into use.

      Empty Property: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether local authorities are empowered to compulsorily purchase individual retail units which have been empty in order to bring...

      Growing Places Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether Ministers in his Department made public mention of (a) the Growing Places Fund, (b) the money which was subsequently to...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2011, Official Report, columns 567-8W, on housing: construction, what progress the Planning...

      Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of the receipts from local authority housing sales he expects will go to local authorities to help them build...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) 90%, (b) 80%, (c) 70% and (d) 60% employee participation rates on Local...

      Mayors: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who is responsible for monitoring donations for mayoral referendums.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether private sector organisations are entitled to present local and neighbourhood plans.

      Planning Permission: Norfolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which representatives of local authorities in Norfolk he has met in the last two months to discuss the provisions of the...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the likely effect of the Local Government Resource Review on social care.

      TaxPayers' Alliance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many meetings (a) officials and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with the TaxPayers' Alliance in the last 12 months...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 15 November 2011, Official Report, column 802W, on regulation, which sectors other than retail and...

    • Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many of the regulations relating to the retail and hospitality sectors examined by the Red Tape Challenge have been removed.

      Businesses: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people have applied to the Be the Boss scheme for ex-service personnel.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) full-time and (b) temporary staff in his Department are working on the Red Tape Challenge; and what the estimated...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills (1) how many parliamentary questions for written answer on a named day by his Department were answered (a) on time, (b) five...

      European Union

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

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how much funding has been allocated for each higher education institution in (a) the west midlands and (b) Birmingham in...

      Higher Education: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to publish (a) a summary of consultation responses received, (b) a list of respondents and (c) the Government's...

      Higher Education: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what research he has commissioned on the effect on the number of mature students in higher education of the Government's...

      Occupational Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the state of research in the field of occupational health.

      Office for Fair Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to paragraph 17 in the Executive Summary of the Higher Education White Paper, “Students at the heart of the...

      Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to respond to the Tenth Report from the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee on Pub Companies, HC 1369;...

      Qualifications: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many adults in the London borough of Bexley completed a (a) level 2 and (b) level 3 qualification in the last five years for...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 15 November 2011, Official Report, column 802W, on the Regional Growth Fund, whether his Department...

      Renewable Energy: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how much of the budget allocated to the Renewables Training Network he estimates will be spent in Scotland; (2) what...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of graduates who will not repay their student loans in full over a 30-year period.

      Trade Unions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many diplomas were awarded to participants in Equalities for Trade Union Representatives courses funded by the Skills...

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools have (a) become academies and (b) applied to become academies in each (i) region and (ii) parliamentary constituency since May 2010.

    • Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons he awarded funding from the public purse to an academy in Lincolnshire for the purposes of purchasing a property in France; and if he...

      Bell Pottinger Group

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

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what financial and other support is in place to ensure that individuals aged 16 in receipt of disability living allowance are equipped to make informed...

      NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many officials were (a) directly and (b) otherwise employed by non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible (i) in 2000,...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) if he will publish the (a) cost, (b) date of commencement and (c) duration of each private finance initiative contract managed by his Department;...

      Departmental Responsibilities

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

      Family Intervention Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 10 October 2011, Official Report, columns 201-02W, on the family intervention programme, when his Department expects to set...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many free schools do not use the national curriculum; and how many do not use nationally negotiated pay agreements to determine teacher pay.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which free schools have (a) opened and (b) been approved to open in each (i) region, (ii) local authority and (iii) parliamentary constituency.

      Free Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 8 November 2011, Official Report, column 287W, on free schools, what the threshold percentage is set out in the funding...

      Child Exploitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what information his Department requires from local safeguarding children boards in respect of child exploitation.

      New Schools Network: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) for how long he intends to continue funding work being undertaken by the New Schools Network; (2) what assessment was made of the value for...

      Child Exploitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of recent trends in localised grooming and child sexual exploitation.

      Private Finance Initiative: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will place in the Library a copy of each item of correspondence between his Department and local authorities relating to the private finance...

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many payments of the pupil premium his Department made in the 2011-12 school year.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average level of expenditure per child in primary schools has been in each local education authority since May 2010.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what criteria he used to determine the priorities for the Property Data Survey Programme; (2) whether the Property Data Survey Programme will...

      Schools: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) whether his Department plans to review Building Bulletin 100: Design for fire safety in schools; and if he will make a statement; (2) whether...

      Schools: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will estimate the potential cost to schools, colleges and other educational buildings for which photovoltaic solar panels were planned arising...

      Schools: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much (a) capital and (b) revenue funding was allocated to schools in Warrington in each of the last five years, including the pupil premium for 2011-12.

      Training: Citizenship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reason he has decided that there should be no training bursary available for PGCE citizenship courses.

      Young People: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young parents were in receipt of care to learn funding in (a) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency, (b) Middlesbrough local...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on the Longannet Carbon Capture and Storage project since it was established.

    • Official Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many official photographs have been taken of (a) Ministers and (b) senior officials in his Department for use in Government...

      Double Glazing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of domestic properties without double glazing.

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) if he will re-open his Department's consultation on possible models for a capacity mechanism to seek views on the issue of...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) if he will urge the National Grid to introduce a full metering system to measure accurately the capacity supplied by short term...

      Energy: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the energy-intensive industries due to receive mitigation from the effect of the carbon floor price will be given the...

      Energy: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether there will be a further meeting of the Economy Council sub-group for energy-intensive industries to review plans for mitigation...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether smart meter rental companies will be regulated.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of energy companies offering discounted prices to new customers only on competition in...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) if he will take steps to prevent energy companies offering heavily discounted deals only to new customers; (2) what recent...

      Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what meetings (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have had with groups who support the...

      Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of mitigating the effect of the carbon price floor on energy intensive industries on...

      Government Buildings: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions his Department has had with other Departments on the installation of solar PV on (a) any Whitehall department...

      Heating Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether future revisions to the Code for Sustainable Homes will specify the types of central heating systems that are acceptable; and...

      International Physical Protection Advisory Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information (a) his Department and (b) nuclear operators provided to the International Physical Protection Advisory Service...

      Nuclear Installations: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he plans to respond to the recommendations for specific actions by his Department made by HM Chief Inspector of Nuclear...

      Nuclear Power: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what reports he has received of interest expressed by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation in supporting inward investment by...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

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

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the potential number of bankruptcies that will occur in the UK solar industry as a result of...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost of (a) consultations and (b) fast track reviews on feed-in tariffs for solar PV has been since May 2010.

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how his Department plans to (a) interpret and (b) apply the Military Covenant under the terms of the Armed Forces Act 2010.

    • Defence Equipment and Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what budget his Department allocated for Defence Equipment and Support in the financial year 2011-12; how much of that budget has already been spent; and...

      Defence: Procurement

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

      Defence: Procurement

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

      Defence: Procurement

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

      Defence: Procurement

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

      Defence: 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...

      Lost Property

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) civilian and (b) military redundancies his Department had forecasted would be made in the 12 months following the Strategic Defence and...

      Departmental Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish his Department's organisational redesign strategy.

      Germany: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much he expects his Department to save from the re-basing in the UK of troops based in Germany in each financial year until 2030.

      Libya: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Libya.

      Seedcorn Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many personnel are taking part in the Seedcorn initiative; what the location is of each; and with what equipment they are training; (2) what...

      Syria: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts on the security situation in Syria.

      Terrorism: Chemical and Biological Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the agreement between the Government and NATO regarding Ministry of Defence sites as locations to receive...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will publish all the evidence submitted to the Trident Alternatives Review on its completion; (2) how the Government intends to take account...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he plans to take to update hon. and right hon. Members on the progress and cost of the Trident replacement programme during the remainder of...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      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...

      USA: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the US Navy on the training of Royal Air Force personnel on the P-8 Poseidon aircraft.

      World War Two: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consideration he is giving to the creation of an official campaign medal for the veterans of the Second World War's Arctic Campaign.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to answer question 77412 tabled on 25 October 2011 for answer on 27 October 2011.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to improve food security in the UK.

    • Farm Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress she has made in reducing the administrative burden of inspection and regulation on farmers.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will introduce a unilateral ban on the import of eggs produced in contravention of the welfare of laying hens directive.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with (a) her EU counterparts and (b) ministerial colleagues on the implementation of the welfare...

      Housebuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the building of...

      Natural Environment White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress she has made on the implementation of the plans set out in the Natural Environment White Paper.

      Rural Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect of poor broadband access on rural businesses.

      Agricultural Land Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the functions are of the Agricultural Land Tribunals.

      Agricultural Land Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the expected (a) budget and (b) staffing levels will be for Agricultural Land Tribunals in each year to 2014-15.

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department plans to take to promote the sustainable intensification model of food production.

      Agriculture: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Health and Safety Executive on the health and safety of agricultural workers.

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the potential impact on farmers of proposed reforms to the common agricultural policy;...

      Flood Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her top three priorities for flood prevention are for 2012; and if she will make a statement.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress she has made on the implementation of the recommendations of “Food 2030”.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding her Department has allocated to the Skills Action Plan for the food supply chain in each year of the...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will publish her Department's response to the consultation on greenhouse gas emissions.

      Sheep Meat: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effects of recent trends in the price of lamb on the lamb industry.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Embassies: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to advertise his policy on out-of-hours consular assistance more widely on his Department's website.

    • Embassies: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on out-of-hours consular assistance by UK consulates; and whether it has changed in the last 18 months.

      Kurds: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the position of the Kurds in Syria. [R]

      Libya: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent estimate he has made of the number of Libyan refugees on or near Libyan borders.

      Lord's Resistance Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions officials of his Department have had with their counterparts in the US administration on its announcement on...

      Palestine: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Palestinian National Authority on returning to peace negotiations as soon as possible.

      Strategic Shrinkage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what criteria his Department uses to (a) define and (b) quantify strategic shrinkage.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many budgeting loan acceptances have been sent out by his Department in the six months to 31 August 2011; and how many such acceptances...

    • Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 14 November 2011, Official Report, column 554W, on crisis loans, whether he has made an assessment of the factors...

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what will replace crisis loan alignment payments for non-claimants of universal credit from April 2013; and which official body or bodies will...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the report of the Low Review, page 10, what consideration he has given to the finding that the mobility component of...

      Disability: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the level of financial assistance for disabled people who cannot use public transport to get to work; and what...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the impact of the affordable rent model for social housing rents on the number of households who would be...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of householders who would become subject to the household benefit cap if they were to become unemployed...

      Jobcentre Plus: Argyll and Bute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many full-time equivalent staff were in post in each Job Centre office in Argyll and Bute constituency (a) on the most recent date for...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of uprating pension credit using a consumer prices index level of (a) 2.5, (b) 3, (c) 3.1, (d)...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of people who would be disadvantaged if the roll-out of auto-enrolment into pensions at work were to be deferred...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of people who would be eligible for auto-enrolment into pensions at work if companies with 10 or fewer employees...

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 4 April 2011, Official Report, column 594W, on children: poverty, what progress he has made in the establishment of...

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what recent estimate he has made of the number of school-age children in England living in poverty; (2) what estimate he has made of the...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many (a) women, (b) men and (c) pensioners are entitled to (i) attendance allowance, (ii) carer's allowance, (iii) council tax...

      Welfare Reform Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with the Secretary of State for Scotland on the Scottish Parliament's...

      Welfare Reform: Chronic Pain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to take into account the situation of people living with (a) chronic pain and (b) other conditions that are not...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Atos work capability assessments took over 35 days in (a) England and (b) Makerfield constituency in the latest period for which...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were refused employment and support allowance following an assessment carried out by Atos and subsequently appealed the...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Aberdeen South (Dame Anne Begg) of 1 November 2011, Official Report, columns 523-4W, on...

  • Justice

    • Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the possible implications for (a) Criminal Records Bureau checks and (b) child protection of the extension of the Shared...

    • Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 10 November 2011, Official Report, column 423W, on community orders: voluntary organisations, if he will consider the merits of...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what budget his Department allocated to the (a) Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council, (b) Assessor for Compensation for Miscarriages of Justice,...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of employment and support allowance appeals have been adjourned since 28 February 2011; and how many such appeals were...

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what progress he has made in seeking reform of the European Court of Human Rights since the UK assumed the Chairmanship of the Council of Europe;...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answers of 26 April 2011, Official Report, columns 144-49W and 6 September 2011, Official Report, column 383W, on human rights, whether...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will seek to exempt insolvency proceedings from proposed changes to conditional fee arrangements and after-the-event insurance.

      Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people (a) pleaded guilty and (b) were found guilty for a second time of each offence listed in Schedule 16 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and...

      Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's risk register for the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.

      Misconduct in Public Office: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what representations he has received on the cost of prosecuting the offence of misconduct in public office.

      Misconduct in Public Office: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions for the offence of misconduct in public office there were in each year since 2005; and what estimate he has made of the cost to (a)...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much increased operational capacity in each prison in England and Wales is due to (a) new prison accommodation becoming available, (b) existing...

      Prisoners: Pregnant Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many pregnant women were given a custodial sentence in each of the last five years.

      Prisons: Mother and Baby Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many mothers with babies were held in prison in each of the last five years; (2) how many female prisoners applied for and were refused a...

      Metal Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many scrap metal dealers convicted of offences under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 have been the subject of an order under section 4 of that...

      Supreme Court: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had on (a) enlarging the appointing commission and (b) reforming the appointment procedure for justices in the Supreme Court.

      Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of work capability assessment decisions made by Atos were overturned on appeal in (a) England and (b) Makerfield constituency in the...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people under the age of 18 were held in custody in England and Wales in each year between 1996-97 and 2010-11 inclusive.

      Youth Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people entered the youth justice system for the first time in each year between 1996-97 and 2010-11.

  • Health

    • Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the merits of applying A8 ambulance response time targets by (a) primary care trust and (b) local authority area.

    • Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the merits of reviewing A8 ambulance response times in England.

      Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that the setting of ambulance response targets does not adversely affect rural areas.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether people with autism will be involved in developing the Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies project; and...

      Barnardo’s: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding Barnardo’s received from his Department in 2010-11; how much he estimates it will receive in 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of provision of chronic fatigue specialist services in East Lancashire.

      Dental Services: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will ensure that inspection of dental practices by the Care Quality Commission will only be undertaken by inspectors with appropriate dental...

      Departmental Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 September 2011, Official Report, column 140W, on departmental communication, if he will place in the Library a list of each...

      Diabetes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what social and psychological support services his Department makes available to young adults and adolescents with diabetes; [R] (2) what...

      General Practitioners: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average salary is of a GP in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) England.

      Health Professions: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the equivalence of qualifications gained in EU member states and outside the EU to a certificate of completion of training...

      Health Professions: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on qualification levels assessed for employment purposes in the UK as equivalent to a certificate of completion of...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for a referral for (a) physiotherapy and (b) speech therapy was (i) in Mid Sussex constituency, (ii) in the south-east and...

      Health Services: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the effect of his proposals for health reforms on people experiencing social exclusion.

      Health Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons he decided the Care Quality Commission was ready to take on the regulation of (a) providers of dental services in 2011 and (b) NHS...

      King’s Mill Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for an appointment with a consultant at King's Mill hospital in each of the last five years.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information maternity services are required to provide to parents about local parenting support services.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether strategic health authority clusters will be permitted to (a) hold back and (b) top slice any centrally-provided funding for postgraduate medical...

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect on patient safety of levels of funding for postgraduate medical education during the comprehensive spending...

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department plans to allocate to postgraduate medical education during the comprehensive spending review period.

      Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on establishing a managed clinical network for neuromuscular conditions in each NHS region; and if he will make a statement.

      Neurology: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what timetable he has set for the development of nationally convergent commissioning policies for specialised neurosurgery; who will be responsible for...

      NHS Staff: Assaults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the level of assaults on NHS staff in (a) 2009, (b) 2010 and (c) 2011; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department has received in relation to the Health and Social Care Bill since it was...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether officials of his Department have assessed the legal arguments submitted to it by the Health Food Manufacturers' Association in relation to the...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has any plans to conduct a review of end-of-life decision-making within the NHS.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to agree the Doctors Dispensing Fees Envelope.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to allocate the £8.6 million surplus in the dispensing doctors budget in 2010-11.

      Smoking: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to bring about behaviour change amongst parents smoking around children in cars; how his Department plans to...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Eggs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 24 November 2010 (WA 327), which 11 member states are unlikely to have complied with the European Union welfare of...

    • Armed Forces: Medals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 10 November (WA 75), who will make the decision in response to the request that the Merchant Navy...

      Energy: Green Deal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when secondary legislation under the Energy Act 2011 relating to the Green Deal will be available; and what opportunity there will be for discussion and scrutiny...

      Fishing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve the ecomanagement of fisheries.

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the statement by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency in its lay summary for licensed product 00036/0103 that this "contains sodium...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 7 February (WA 18-19), whether they have made progress in deciding whether to reduce the fluoride concentration in...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 1 November (WA 233-4), what is their authority for the view that fluoride when added to mains water to protect...

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the chairman and chief executive of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence were appointed; and what is the normal intended tenure for those...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to review the formula used to regulate rail fare increases.

      Railways: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who will have responsibility for procuring Crossrail's rolling stock.

      Railways: Rolling Stock

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the 168 train carriages supplied to National Express East Anglia are surplus to the requirements of the new franchisee, Abellio; to which other...

      Railways: Value for Money

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many railway stations in the London Boroughs and the City of London will be closed as part of the McNulty Review.

      Shipping: Armed Guards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will implement proposals for armed guards to be based on United Kingdom merchant vessels.

      Surveillance: Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the exchange of correspondence between the Prime Minister and Simon Davies of Privacy International concerning the sale of surveillance...

      Transport: Judicial Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times in each of the past five years judicial review proceedings have been brought against the Department for Transport and its Ministers; and how many of...

      War Memorials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of churches that have been damaged due to metal theft in the last full year for which figures are available. To ask Her...

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