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Written answers

Monday, 28 November 2011

  • Northern Ireland

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what assessment he has made of the implications for the aviation sector in Northern Ireland of the proposed sale by Lufthansa of British...

    • Corporation Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) other Ministerial colleagues on the devolution of powers over the...

      Departmental Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many internal audits have taken place (a) in his Department and (b) in the non-departmental bodies for which his Department is responsible...

      Official Photographs

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

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) leaflets, (b) posters and (c) reports his Department has published since May 2010; how much each cost; and which company (i)...

      HMP Maghaberry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prisoners in HMP Maghaberry are being held on terrorist-related offences; and what proportion are identified as (a) Republican and (b)...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many internal audits have taken place in his Department in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

    • Income Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with (a) HM Treasury and (b) the Scottish Government on the inclusion of a “no detriment” mechanism in the...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when officials from his Department (a) last met and (b) next plans to meet with representatives of (i) HM Treasury and (ii) the Scottish Government to...

  • Wales

    • Departmental Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many internal audits have taken place in her Department in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.

    • Food Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what steps she is taking to ensure that the same standards of animal welfare for whole eggs apply to imported liquefied eggs procured by her...

      Official Photographs

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

      Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) when she expects to publish a revised version of the devolution guidance note on post-devolution primary legislation affecting Wales; (2) when she...

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Audit

      To ask the Attorney-General how many internal audits have taken place in the Law Officer's Departments in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

    • Official Photographs

      To ask the Attorney-General how many official photographs have been taken of (a) Ministers and (b) senior officials in the Law Officers' Departments for use in Government publications since May...

      Procurement

      To ask the Attorney-General what procedures the Law Officers' Departments have put in place to ensure value for money on purchases; and what savings have been identified using those procedures in...

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Attorney-General on how many occasions the Crown Prosecution Service has (a) charged a person with a criminal offence and (b) decided not to charge a person with a criminal offence...

      Serious Fraud Office: Manpower

      To ask the Attorney-General how many support staff were employed in the Serious Fraud Office in each of the last five years.

  • Transport

    • Airlines: Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on competition issues following the sale of BMI; (2)...

    • Aviation: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions she has had with (a) business representatives and (b) aviation groups on improving aviation in order to support businesses.

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she is taking to ensure the European Aviation Safety Agency's flight time limitation scheme provides adequate protection from fatigue.

      Cycling: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the effect on the number of children taking part in Bikeability training of the decision by Cambridgeshire county...

      Departmental Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many flags her Department (a) owns and (b) maintains; and at what cost in the last 12 months.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many plugged-in recharging points for electric vehicles have been installed in the UK to date.

      European Union Fuel Quality Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what meetings (a) she and (b) her officials have had on the European Union fuel quality directive with representatives of (i) the Canadian Government...

      Mayors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the Government's consultation on mayoral powers, entitled What can a mayor do for your city? A consultation, and the Open Public...

      Parking: Westminster City Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what discussions she has had with Westminster City Council on the issue of parking charges; (2) what representations she has received on...

      Passenger Transport Executives: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the budgets are for the passenger transport executives covering (a) Birmingham, (b) Newcastle, (c) Wakefield, (d) Manchester, (e) Leeds, (f)...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the net effect on jobs of her Department's decision to award the Thameslink train contract to Siemens; and if she will...

      Transport: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what meetings (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department have had with representatives of Transport for London on preparations for severe winter...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Beekeeping: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effects of the European Court of Justice ruling on genetically modified pollen in honey...

    • Biofuels: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the contribution of pollutants covered by the Air Quality Strategy from the combustion of...

      Biofuels: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the (a) level and (b) carcinogenicity of titanium dioxide released by biomass generating plants.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has received representations from Ministers or officials in the Home Department not to hold the proposed badger...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average sum was received by farmers (a) in each constituent part of the UK and (b) at the smallest geographical...

      Commons Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many officials in her Department are working on monitoring and implementing the provisions of the Commons Act 2006.

      Commons Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to extend the provisions of part 1 of the Commons Act 2006 beyond the seven pilot areas.

      Legal: Costs

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

      Eco-towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the potential contribution of eco- towns to (a) rural housing, (b) sustainable rural...

      Waste: Norfolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to announce her decision on the proposed energy-from-waste plant in Norfolk; and if she will publish the...

      Inland Waterways: Dredging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects the backlog of dredging on British Waterways’ canals and rivers to be cleared.

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the written ministerial statement of 15 November 2011, on marine conservation zones: update, what...

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding she has allocated for seabed and habitat monitoring to support the designation of marine conservation zones.

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding she has allocated for work to support (a) the review of the evidence base for regional projects'...

      Nitrogen Dioxide: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to commission an equality impact assessment for her policies on air quality and levels of nitrogen dioxide.

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions her Department has had with (a) food industry bodies and (b) the egg industry on the implementation of a...

      Reed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department spent on cutting and burning of reed in each year since 2006.

      Rights of Way

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress she is making on recording historic rights of way.

      Waste Disposal: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to review the provision of private finance initiative credits for incinerator and waste projects.

      Waste Policy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department has identified any factual errors in its Waste Review.

      Rainwater Harvesting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department's Water White Paper will include proposals on the use of rainwater harvesting; and if she will make a...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Electricity: Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the number of tariffs available to electricity customers in (i)...

    • Fuel Poverty: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of households were living in fuel poverty in (a) rural-50, (b) rural-80 and (c) significant rural communities in...

      Heating: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to encourage households that use oil for heating to switch to a lower carbon intensive fuel.

      Nuclear Installations: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he plans to appoint a nuclear security specialist to the board of the Office for Nuclear Regulation.

      Ofgem: Telephone Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with Ofgem on the use of premium rate telephone numbers by energy companies; and if he will make a statement.

      Bedfordshire Pipeline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on the ownership of the gas pipeline that runs adjacent to the village of Billington, south of...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the potential effect of extending the warm home discount scheme to households which are in fuel poverty...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Official Photographs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister 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...

    • Mental Health Act 1983

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he has established a timetable for the passage of the proposed legislation to remove section 141 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to improve standards of governance in Afghanistan.

    • Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that humanitarian assistance is provided to refugees and internally displaced peoples...

      Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to assist internally displaced Kachin people along the China-Burma border.

      Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government has taken to help internally-displaced peoples in (a) Karen, (b) Shan and (c) Kachin states, Burma in the...

      Central African Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he plans to visit the Central African Republic.

      Departmental Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many internal audits have taken place (a) in his Department and (b) in the non-departmental bodies for which his Department is...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether there is a cap on the proportion of his Department's budget that is spent on carbon reduction projects.

      Official Photographs

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

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what definition of support his Department used in the pledge to support 11 million children in school by 2015.

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with other donor nations on the replenishment of the Global Partnership for Education; and whether he plans...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on support through (a) multilateral and (b) bilateral channels for systematic measurement of learning outcomes for...

      Developing Countries: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will require his Department's country offices delivering support to teacher training to ensure that gender awareness and...

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he plans to lead the UK delegation to the High Level Meeting of the Sanitation and Water for All partnership in April 2012.

      Diaspora Communities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which Minister in his Department is responsible for its relations with diaspora communities.

      East Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to press other countries to assist in providing emergency relief to areas of East Africa affected by famine.

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he plans to visit Ethiopia.

      Ethiopia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what mechanism he has in place to monitor the effectiveness of the UK's aid contribution to Ethiopia.

      Famine: International Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will consider implementing the provisions of the Charter to End Extreme Hunger; and if he will make a statement.

      Iraq: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to improve standards of governance in Iraq.

      Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department includes the (a) sexual exploitation of children, (b) trafficking of children and (c) abuse of children by...

      Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department includes the rights of children in its long-term research programme on social protection, conflict and fragility.

      Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he plans to take to ensure the rights and protection of children are considered when implementing the Building Stability...

      Pakistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to improve standards of governance in Pakistan.

      Pitcairn Island: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department has given to Pitcairn Island in each of the last 10 years.

      South Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department plans to allocate to south Sudan.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Departmental Audit

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many internal audits have taken place in her Department in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.

    • Official Photographs

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many official photographs have been taken of (a) Ministers and (b) senior officials in her Department for use in Government publications since May...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many (a) leaflets, (b) posters and (c) reports her Department has published since May 2010; how much each cost; and which company (i) published...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many applications from employees to run services for which the Government Equalities Office is directly responsible she has received since May...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Departmental Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many internal audits have taken place (a) in his Department and (b) in the non-departmental bodies for which his...

    • Official Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many official photographs have been taken of (a) Ministers and (b) senior officials in his Department for use in...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many (a) leaflets, (b) posters and (c) reports his Department has published since May 2010; how much each cost; and which...

      Mayors: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport with reference to the Government's consultation on mayoral powers, entitled What can a mayor do for your city? A consultation,...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made representations to the Government of Afghanistan to ensure that the issue of the full involvement of women...

    • Afghanistan: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made representations to the Government of Afghanistan to ensure that Afghan women parliamentarians and women's...

      Afghanistan: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who will represent the Government at the Bonn conference on the future of Afghanistan in December 2011; and what proportion of...

      Afghanistan: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise the issue of women’s rights in Afghanistan and the involvement of women in all discussions concerning the...

      Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's strategy is on the protection of children in conflict zones.

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many of his Department's officials are stationed on Ascension Island.

      Burma: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government is taking to raise with the authorities in Burma reports of violations of human rights in Kachin state...

      Burma: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government has taken to raise with the Burmese authorities concerns over the new order issued on 14 October in...

      Burma: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government has taken in response to reported attacks by soldiers of the Burma Army on (a) the Assemblies of God...

      Burma: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of (a) violations of religious freedom and attacks on churches and (b) other human rights...

      Burma: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will urge the UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion or Belief to seek an invitation to visit Burma to investigate...

      Departmental Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many internal audits have taken place (a) in his Department and (b) in the non-departmental bodies for which his Department...

      Official Photographs

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

      Departmental Travel

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

      Ethiopia

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

      Ethiopia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his most recent assessment is of the UK's relationship with Ethiopia.

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs into which measures the UK has exercised an opt-in under EU legislative arrangements since May 2010; and which further such...

      Israel: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on (a) talks between Israel and Egypt and (b) further negotiations...

      Israel: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his (a) Egyptian and (b) Israeli counterpart on improving security on the Israel-Sinai...

      North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on whether the reported human rights violations in North Korea amount to crimes against humanity in violation...

      Pitcairn Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support his Department provides to residents of Pitcairn Island.

      Pitcairn Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to visit Pitcairn Island.

      Pitcairn Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials in his Department have visited Pitcairn Island in each of the last 10 years.

      Pitcairn Island: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has recently had with his counterpart in Australia on means of travel between Australia and Pitcairn Island.

      Pitcairn Island: New Zealand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has recently had with his counterpart in New Zealand on means of travel between New Zealand and Pitcairn Island.

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions officials at the Embassy in Moscow have had with (a) General Tatiana Gerasimova and (b) General Nikolai Shelepanov.

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether (a) General Tatiana Gerasimova and (b) General Nikolai Shelepanov have visited the UK Embassy in Moscow.

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information the Government has received on the activities of Brigadier Prasanna De Silva of the Sri Lankan High Commission...

      Sri Lanka: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government takes to monitor what happens to Sri Lankans deported from the UK to Sri Lanka.

      Uganda: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment his Department has made of the security situation in areas where the Lord's Resistance Army is active.

  • Defence

    • Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) date and (b) location was of meetings between Ministers of his Department and (i) Sir George Buckley, (ii) 3M and (iii) the American...

    • Armed Forces: Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many cash machines there are on armed forces bases in the UK; and how many of such machines charge a fee for withdrawals.

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officers in (a) the Royal Air Force and (b) his Department hold a rank of Wing Commander or above.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had discussions with (i) BAE Systems and (ii) Babcock Marine on obtaining greater value from the...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what his Department's policy is on employing its former employees as external consultants; (2) how many former employees of his Department who...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many letters sent by the Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans in his official capacity to (a) Opposition and (b) Government...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of freedom of information requests that have been made to his Department that have (a) been misplaced, (b) been...

      Marketing

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

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to his Department has been of overseas travel which (a) he has and (b) his advisers have undertaken since May 2010.

      Medals: Diamond Jubilee 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal available to service personnel who, due to injury or incapacity, will be unable to serve until the...

      RAF Northolt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the future use of RAF Northolt.

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent estimate he has made of the number of civilian redundancies resulting from the Strategic Defence and Security Review.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Audit Commission: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to the Audit Commission of each event to mark its 25th anniversary was; and where each such event took place.

    • Audit Commission: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Burton of 22 June 2011, Official Report, column 278W, on accommodation: public...

      Departmental Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many internal audits have taken place (a) in his Department and (b) in the non-departmental bodies for which his Department...

      Official Photographs

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

      Employment: Land Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what plans his Department has to estimate the amount of land available for industrial development in each local authority...

      Empty Property: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the likely effects of the expiration of the £18,000 threshold for empty...

      Enforcement: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning enforcement notices were issued in the London borough of Bexley in each of the last five years.

      Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the change in the level of section 106 funding received by local authorities as a result of his...

      Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what effect he expects the review of Section 106 agreements to have on the number of new affordable homes.

      Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of the New Homes Bonus he expects will be used by local authorities to build new homes.

      Housing: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effects of the build now, pay later policy in Peterborough city council area; and if he will...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will take steps to alleviate the financial pressures on local authorities that have consistently kept their council tax...

      Local Government: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on the use of check-off arrangements by local authorities for the payment of (a) trade union subscriptions...

      Localism Act 2011

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether neighbourhood forums have the right to make future developments contingent on specific upgrades to local infrastructure...

      Localism Act 2011

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what redress communities will have in cases where they have satisfied the relevant criteria defined in the provisions of the...

      Localism Act 2011

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether neighbourhood forums will have a right to make future developments contingent on development gain being used within the...

      Mortgage Indemnity Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether (a) foreign nationals living outside the UK, (b) foreign nationals from non-EU countries living in the UK and (c)...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the overall financial effect on local authorities of the reduction of business rate income arising...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed increase in business rates on (a) retailers and (b)...

      Planning Permission

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

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the contribution by the Minister for Decentralisation and Cities of 7 November 2011, Official Report, column 128,...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he intends to publish a revised draft of the National Planning Policy Framework for a second consultation.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to publish the summary of consultation responses to the draft National Planning Policy Framework.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 14 November 2011, Official Report, columns 661-62W, on planning permission, if he will hold a public...

      Planning Permission: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the amount of land planning permission was granted for in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire in each...

      Planning Permission: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the amount of land in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire that has planning approval but where...

      Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to tackle the practice of developers leaving land undeveloped.

      Regional Planning and Development: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has considered bringing forward proposals to facilitate tax increment financing models in (a) Peterborough and (b)...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the potential effect on rent levels for local authority homes of the planned increase in right to...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) which trades unions receive (a) subscription and (b) political levy payments from his Department using a check-off...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether full-time departmental trade union representatives employed by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies are entitled to...

  • Education

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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...

    • Carers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to ensure that young carers are in contact with their local authorities.

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will ensure that the revised Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance includes a response to issues of child neglect.

      Parliamentary Questions: Special Advisers

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

      Internships

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

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many parliamentary questions for written answer on a named day by his Department were answered (a) on time, (b) five days late, (c) 10 days late,...

      Departmental Written Questions

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

      Education: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the range and level of educational qualifications offered to armed forces...

      Legal Opinion: Costs

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

      Runaway Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to ensure that there is a national network to provide assistance for children who run away.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what meetings he has had with the (a) National Union of Teachers, (b) National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of Women Teachers, (c) National...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) with reference to the finding of the British Chambers of Commerce report, entitled Flying in the Face of Jobs and Growth, what assessment he has made...

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in air passenger duty on (a) businesses and (b) the economy.

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to phase out air passenger duty as revenue from aviation entering the EU Emissions Trading Scheme starts to be received by HM Treasury.

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) level of receipts from air passenger duty and (b) revenue from the entry of aviation into the EU Emissions Trading...

      Autumn Statement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish alongside his Autumn Statement a document assessing the impact upon Britain's economic competitiveness of each measure announced in the...

      Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the potential contribution of disposal of the shares held by UK Financial Investments in Lloyds Banking Group and...

      Banks: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with representatives of banks regarding the costs of home loans.

      Banks: Lending

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the new loans issued by Project Merlin banks was lent to small and medium enterprises in the third quarter of 2011.

      Arch Cru

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what calculation Capita applied in reaching the compensation figure offered to CF Arch Cru investors.

      Child Care Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of families that will lose child care support if the minimum number of hours worked child care to qualify for help...

      Child Tax Credit: Labour Market

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the effects of levels of child tax credit on the rate of female participation in the labour market.

      Climate Change: EU Action

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what agreements on climate change in preparation for the UN conference in Durban were made at the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting on 8...

      Corporation Tax: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many companies in Northern Ireland paid corporation tax in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Credit Unions: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take account of representations made by the Minister for Enterprise Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland regarding the issues facing credit...

      Debit Cards: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to respond to the findings of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) on the Which? super-complaint on card payment surcharges; and what steps he...

      Departmental Audit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many internal audits have taken place (a) in his Department and (b) in the non-departmental bodies for which his Department is responsible in the last...

      Security Vetting

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

      Economic Policy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration he has given to regional economic and employment conditions in developing his economic strategy; and if he will make a statement.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many payments had been made under the Equitable Life Payment Scheme by 31 October 2011.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of payments that will be made in each of the first three years of the Equitable Life Payment Scheme.

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what calculations his Department makes to ascertain the effect of levels of fuel duty on (a) young people and (b) rural dwellers; (2) with reference...

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the effect of the retail distribution review on the number of independent financial advisers in 2011-12.

      Import Duties: Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what volume by (a) value and (b) tonnage of fresh fruit and vegetables imported from Israel import duty was paid in each of the last five years; and how...

      Income Tax: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has met Ministers of the Scottish Government to discuss his proposals to set the rate of Scottish income tax; and when the last such meeting took...

      Income Tax: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions officials from his Department have met (a) officials from the Scotland Office and (b) officials of the Scottish Government to discuss...

      Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Governor of the Bank of England on the Monetary Policy Committee's decision not to prevent an increase in...

      Money Advice Service: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what level of remuneration is paid to (a) the chief executive and (b) each director of the Money Advice Service.

      Northern Rock

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on advice from external suppliers on the sale of Northern Rock.

      Northern Rock

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he commissioned any advice on a member buy-out option for Northern Rock.

      Northern Rock

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what discussions his Department had with the European Commission on the extension of the deadline for the sale of Northern Rock; (2) whether his...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate HM Revenue and Customs has made of the proportion of (a) businesses operating PAYE which make all their salary payments directly into bank...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date he expects to announce the outcome of his review of the Private Finance Initiative.

      Research and Development Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to reform research and development tax credits by allowing businesses to offset the cost of research and development against tax.

      Revenue and Customs: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many compliance officers were employed by HM Revenue and Customs in March (a) 2010 and (b) 2011; and how many he expects to be employed in March...

      Revenue and Customs: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the previously announced redeployment of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) staff to new anti-evasion and avoidance jobs have been redeployed;...

      Revenue and Customs: Petitions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many seven day winding-up petitions have been issued by HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last five years.

      Revenue and Customs: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer who is responsible for the oversight of the investigative activities of HM Revenue and Customs carried out in Scotland.

      Revenue and Customs: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many meetings HM Revenue and Customs staff have had with companies in Scotland in the last five years; and what proportion of such meetings were...

      Serco

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many contracts his Department has awarded to Serco since May 2010; and what the (a) monetary value and (b) net worth was of each such contract.

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the potential savings to the public purse that could be made by businesses as a result of closer integration of the operation...

      Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Wirral West of 14 November 2011, Official Report, columns 643-44W, on taxation: environment protection, what...

      Taxation: Gambling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the amount of revenue from tax receipts lost as a result of remote betting operators being based outside the UK.

      Taxation: Tourism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the British Hospitality Association's proposals for the tax regime for the hospitality sector.

      VAT: Arts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the rise in value added tax on employment levels in the creative industries in each of the next four years.

      VAT: Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of extending exemption from VAT to charities providing transport services in vehicles of less than 10 seats.

      VAT: Sports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the revenue that will be raised by the application of the standard rate of VAT to grassroots sports; (2) what assessment...

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 14 November 2011, Official Report, column 645W, on working tax credit, whether he has estimated the number of households that will...

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will place in the Library a copy of the legal advice she received on introducing minimum alcohol pricing.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department has assessed the likely effects of any ban on the sale of below-cost alcohol on levels of (a) excessive and (b)...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Government plans to streamline existing processes involved in licence approval for experimentation on animals during the...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when her Department plans to ensure the end of testing of household products on animals in the UK.

      Arrest Warrants: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions a non-UK EU citizen extradited from another EU member state to the UK under a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) has been...

      Arrest Warrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times her Department has used the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) to extradite a non-UK EU citizen resident in another member state to...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many legacy cases concern asylum seekers resident in (a) Peterborough constituency and (b) North West Cambridgeshire constituency who are...

      Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many responses the Government Equalities Office received to its consultation Civil partnerships on religious premises: A consultation...

      Cleveland Constabulary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officers and staff from the North Yorkshire Constabulary have been involved in the investigation into the affairs of Cleveland...

      Cleveland Constabulary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the expected cost to Cleveland police authority is of the ongoing investigation into the affairs of Cleveland Constabulary in each...

      Cleveland Constabulary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which officer is presently appointed as senior investigating officer into the investigation of the affairs of Cleveland Constabulary; and if...

      Cleveland Constabulary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who the Senior Investigating Officer was appointed to oversee the initial enquiries into the affairs of Cleveland constabulary authorised by...

      Community Crimefighting Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the Community Crimefighting Fund she expects to be spent in (a) Birmingham, (b) Newcastle, (c) Wakefield, (d) Manchester,...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding her Department has allocated to prevention of and mitigation against cyber security incidents in 2011-12.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) leaflets, (b) posters and (c) reports her Department has published since May 2010; how much each cost; and which company (i)...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the UK Border Agency spent on cancellation fees in respect of (a) scheduled air flights and (b) charter flights to carry out...

      Drinking Banning Orders

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

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to prevent the admission of bogus students.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many cases immigration judges have highlighted a lack of security in admitting bogus students by the UK Border Agency.

      Extradition: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many non-UK EU citizens resident in another EU member state were extradited from that member state to the UK to face criminal...

      Health: Animal Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the oral answer to Baroness Parminter of 4 October 2011, Official Report, House of Lords, column 1014, on health: animal testing,...

      Licensing Laws

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of current licensing laws; and if she will make a statement.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Bridgend of 12 October 2011, reference MM/DH/12/10/2011.

      Metal Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to complete her consultation on measures to combat metal theft.

      Metal Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she can take to empower the police to act against scrap metal merchants who purchase stolen metal.

      Metal Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2011, Official Report, column 940W, on metals: theft, on what date the meeting between representatives of...

      Metal Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what meetings (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department have attended of the ACPO Conductive Metal Theft Working Group.

      Metal Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will re-evaluate the 2009 pilot scheme to tackle metal theft.

      Metropolitan Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how appointments will be made to the new Police Commission Panel in Wales; and if she will make a statement.

      Police Stations: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of police stations that have closed in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Police Stations: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment she has made of the proposed changes to opening hours of police stations in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Dudley...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what role she expects community safety partnerships to have in the counter-terrorism local profile system in Wales after 2011.

      West Midlands Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations she has received on the potential effects of the planned reduction in funding from her Department to West Midlands police.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Free Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the benefit to (a) the UK and (b) each unit of the smallest geographical area for which...

    • Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many small and medium-sized enterprises have received assistance from Government schemes in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b)...

      Departmental Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many internal audits have taken place (a) in his Department and (b) in the non-departmental bodies for which his Department...

      Official Photographs

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

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost of employing civil servants to undertake procurement for his Department in (a) 2008-09, (b)...

      Gangmasters Licensing Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what correspondence he has received from supermarkets on the Gangmasters Licensing Authority in respect of the Red Tape...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether competition levels are a consideration in the allocation of slots at Heathrow airport.

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to ensure that (a) the manufacturing base, (b) the supply chain and (c) shipyards are capable of building...

      Motor Sport Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to support the motor sport industry.

      Photography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will examine the circumstances which have led to private sector high street photographers losing revenue to new digital...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of whether Post Office Limited has conducted an adequate process of public consultation in respect of...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for (a) the Home Department, (b) Transport and (c) Work and...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made an assessment of the ability of (a) sub-post offices and (b) Post Office Local to provide Government services.

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made an assessment of the likely effect changes to the post office branch network will have on the rate of closure...

      Post Offices: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made an assessment of the effect on the level and quality of services provided to (a) the elderly, (b) small...

      Science: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what research he has commissioned on the effect on the number of courses in STEM subjects of the Government's decision to remove...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the cost of providing student loans for access to higher education courses from the 2013-14...

      Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) senior civil servants in his Department have had with representatives of (i) Asda, (ii) Tesco...

      Technology Strategy Board : Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding he has allocated for (a) science research and (b) the Technology Strategy Board in each of the next five years.

  • Justice

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      EWHC 237 (Admin), as regards the interpretation and application of section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act 1988 so as to ensure its compatibility with the right to freedom of expression...

    • Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of those remanded in custody for offences relating to the public disorder of 6 to 9 August 2011 were subsequently (a) found not guilty or...

      Crimes of Violence: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were convicted of violent criminal offences in the London borough of Bexley in each of the last three years.

      Domestic Violence: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of (a) men and (b) women convicted of domestic violence offences were repeat offenders in 2010.

      Euthanasia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals in order to place on a statutory basis the current guidance issued by the Crown Prosecution...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of potential changes to (a) direct and (b) indirect receipts to HM Revenue and Customs in respect of insolvencies attributable...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the likely amount of legal aid funding provided to the not-for-profit sector by the end of 2011-12; and if he will make a...

      Offenders: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether prisons and probation staff who offer advice to former armed services personnel are given facilities time to carry out those duties.

      Parole Board for England and Wales: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the budget of the Parole Board was in each financial year between 1996-97 and 2010-11.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners have been moved between prisons in each year since 2005.

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign national prisoners of each nationality were in prison in England and Wales on 31 October 2011.

      Prisoners: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on the training provided to prison staff who are required to care for offenders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign national prisoners were repatriated in each year between 1997 and 2010.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many assaults on staff in prisons have taken place in each of the last five years.

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of equality and diversity training in respect of the provision of prison education in the last...

      Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department (i) have had and (ii) plan to have discussions with (A) General Tatiana Gerasimova and (B)...

      Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many contracts his Department has awarded to Serco since May 2010; and what the (a) monetary value and (b) net worth was of each such contract.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many proven offences of each type there were by under 18 year olds in each year between 1996-97 and 2010-11.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many MyCSP employees have participated in industrial action against the plans to convert MyCSP to a mutual.

    • Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether the proposed mutualisation of MyCSP has been subject to an (a) economic and (b) equality impact assessment; and if he will place in the Library...

      Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the merits of including an asset lock in the proposed mutualisation of MyCSP.

      Civil Servants: Redundancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department has published an equality impact assessment on the implementation of redundancies in the civil service; and if he will provide a...

      Design Services

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

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what information his Department holds on the total wage bill for special advisers employed by central Government departments as at (a) 1 March 2010 and...

      Official Photographs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many official photographs have been taken of (a) Ministers and (b) senior officials in his Department for use in Government publications since May...

      Government Departments: Databases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 2 November 2011, Official Report, columns 679-80W, on Government Department's databases, what progress he has made with the...

      Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which Department his Department has (a) helped to draw up guidelines and (b) approved guidelines on departmental use of consultants and technical...

      Mayors: Powers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the Government's consultation on mayoral powers, entitled What can a mayor do for your city? A consultation, and the Open Public...

      Public Sector: Mutual Societies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will make it his policy to offer new mutuals formed by public sector workers, which are not successful, the option to return to the public sector.

      Trilateral Commission Meetings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if the Government has paid for anyone to attend Trilateral Commission meetings in each of the last three years.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of progress on sector work-based academies.

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his contribution of 24 October 2011, Official Report, column 2, what progress his Department's contractors have made in employing...

      Official Photographs

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

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost was to his Department of ministerial transport in each month since June 2010.

      Disability: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on hate crimes against disabled people.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 12 October 2011, Official Report, columns 426-27W, on employment and support allowance, for what reasons the...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what minimum professional qualifications requirement has been specified by his Department in its contracts with Atos for assessors employed by...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have been moved from incapacity benefit onto employment and support allowance since May 2010.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what proportion of applications for employment and support allowance made by residents of (a) Wiltshire Unitary Authority and (b) England...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the names are of the voluntary and community sector organisations involved as tier 1 and tier 2 subcontractors in the Work programme.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he next expects to undertake a stocktake of providers involved in the Work programme.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 27 October 2011, Official Report, column 348W, on Housing Benefit (Scotland), whether his Department plans to begin...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the effect of increases in private rents on expenditure on local housing allowance in 2011-12.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in what order benefits and tax credit will be withdrawn from households with incomes above the benefit cap; and which agency will be...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward proposals for an income-based jobseeker's allowance.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claiming jobseeker's allowance in England in September 2011 were aged (a) 20, (b) 21, (c) 22, (d) 23 and (e) 24 years.

      New Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what support is available through Jobcentre Plus for people who wish to start their own business.

      Social Exclusion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the number of people experiencing social exclusion.

      Social Exclusion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to increase employment among people experiencing social exclusion.

      Social Exclusion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to facilitate a cross-governmental approach on tackling social exclusion.

      Social Exclusion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff in his Department were working on social exclusion in each of the last five years; and what estimate he has made of the number...

      Social Exclusion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on a co-ordinated approach...

      Social Exclusion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with the Home Office on a co-ordinated approach towards people experiencing social...

      Social Exclusion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with the Department for Education on a co-ordinated approach towards people experiencing...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost has been of administration of appeals against (a) disability living allowance, (b) incapacity benefit and (c) employment and...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the annual cost to the Exchequer of exempting households from the benefit cap for six months following exit from employment...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of excluding from the level of the overall benefit cap (a) child benefit, (b)...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations he has received on his proposals for the state pension age for women.

      Unemployment: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what support his Department provides to help those leaving the armed forces to find work; (2) what (a) bespoke training and (b) advice...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to determine the delivery model for universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department has assessed the universal credit programme against the National Audit Office’s list of common causes of project...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for North Tyneside of 24 October 2011, Official Report, column 8, on the Work Capability Assessment,...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Community Relations

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church Commissioners are taking to encourage churches to form closer links with their local communities.

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of any link between levels of alcohol duty fraud and the excessive consumption of alcohol.

    • Ambulance Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure adequate ambulance resources are available to rural counties.

      Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to monitor ambulance response times (a) at a sub-regional level and (b) in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

      Appointments Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance is issued on the content of vacancies advertised on the Appointments Commission website.

      Brain Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that those affected by a brain tumour receive early diagnosis and treatment.

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of recommendations in the intercollegiate document, “Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competences for...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he plans to take to ensure that health and wellbeing boards prioritise safeguarding activity in their local areas; (2) what (a)...

      Departmental Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many internal audits have taken place (a) in his Department and (b) in the non-departmental bodies for which his Department is responsible in the last...

      Official Photographs

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

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which companies have been prosecuted by the Food Standards Agency since 2007 in respect of which no further legal proceedings are active; what the reasons...

      Health Services: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what level of access prisoners have to (a) prescription medicines and (b) psychiatric care.

      Health Services: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding he provided for prison health care in each of the last three years.

      Health Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has undertaken on the effect of continuity of care on patient health and well-being outcomes; and if he will place any such...

      Health Services: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS arising from physical illness or mental health problems which are caused or exacerbated by people living...

      Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the public health budgets in (a) Birmingham, (b) Newcastle, (c) Wakefield, (d) Manchester, (e) Leeds, (f) Liverpool, (g) Coventry, (h) Bristol, (i)...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the publication of a quality standard for atrial fibrillation.

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to appoint a National Clinical Director for heart disease and stroke.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to improve data collection on hepatitis C at (a) a local and (b) national level; and if he will make a statement. [R]

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to designate a lead public health observatory to take responsibility for improving the quality and timeliness of information available...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure equal access to treatment for patients infected with hepatitis C.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is being done to assist early diagnosis of HIV.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken to increase awareness of HIV.

      NHS Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what impact assessment has been undertaken on the effect on the UK's research performance of changes to clinical excellence awards; and if he will make a...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of human papillomavirus vaccines against cervical cancer.

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the timetable is for the publication of the National Liver Strategy; and if he will make a statement. [R]

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the merits of a national audit of hepatology services; and if he will make a statement. [R]

      Mayors: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the Government’s consultation on mayoral powers, entitled “What can a mayor do for your city? A consultation” and the...

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to require the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to consider the costs and benefits to wider society of...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the findings of the Shaping our Age report by WRVS on loneliness.

      Mental Health Services: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the involvement of the voluntary sector in mental health treatment.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of NHS staff that will have their pay grade down-banded in the next two financial years.

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what timetable his Department has set for implementation and monitoring of its Improving Outcomes guidance over the next two years.

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in (a) the Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust and (b) all NHS trusts in England in (i) 2008, (ii)...

      Patients: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve the provision of basic hydration and nutrition to all NHS patients regardless of age, gender or diagnosis; and if he...

      Primodos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on the drug Primodos; and if he will make a statement.

      Primary Care Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 29 June 2011, Official Report, columns 876-7W, how much his Department has (a) spent to date and (b) allocated for future...

      Psychiatric Nurses: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many community psychiatric nurses are employed per thousand residents in each (a) mental health NHS trust and (b) foundation trust area.

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the adequacy of statistics on acts of self-harm by (a) boys and (b) young men; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Terrence Higgins Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding Terrence Higgins Trust has received from his Department in 2010-11; how much he expects it to receive in 2011-12; and if he will make a...

      Trauma Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many additional consultants will be employed in major trauma accident and emergency centres in 2012.

      Trauma Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which major trauma centres will be operational in 2012.

      Trauma Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the number of fractured neck of femur cases which will be transferred to major trauma accident and emergency centres in...

      Working Hours: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the European Working Time Directive on continuity of care for patients; and if he will make...

      Working Hours: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of measures NHS trusts are taking to monitor junior doctors' compliance with the European Working Time Directive.

  • House of Lords

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 9 November (WA 52), how they ensure that requests for abortions in the United Kingdom are not being made...

    • Alcohol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children in the United Kingdom live with parents who misuse alcohol; and what action they are taking to tackle this issue.

      Alcohol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the number of alcohol-related admissions to hospital in financial year 2010-11; and what is their estimate of the cost of treating the patients concerned.

      BBC: World Service Trust

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Department for International Development has made a grant of £90 million to the BBC World Service Trust; what proportion of the trust's income this...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) will commission work to bring up to date the research conducted on their behalf by Gordon Hay at the University...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Burma about reports of violations of human rights in Kachin State.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Burma about reports of attacks by soldiers of the Burmese Army on the Assemblies of God church in Muk...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Burma about an order issued on 14 October in Phakant Township, Kachin State, requiring Christians to...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to address the situation of internally displaced Kachin people along the China-Burma border; and what steps they will take to increase...

      Care Services: Social Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their plans for the future of the Newly Qualified Social Worker scheme, and for an assisted and supported year in employment for newly qualified social...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 14 November (WA 104), on what scientific basis he states that the majority of claimants with chronic fatigue...

      Circuses: Animals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the costs of establishing a licensing scheme for the use of wild animals in circuses; whether there will be a charge for such...

      Colombia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that the number of attacks on and killings of Colombian human rights activists, and the Colombian Government's response, form part of...

      Colombia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will discuss with President Santos of Colombia, during his visit to the United Kingdom, what measures his government has put in place to prevent...

      Colombia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will raise with President Santos of Colombia, during his visit to the United Kingdom, what measures have been put in place by his administration to...

      Colombia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will obtain specific commitments to improve the human rights situation in Colombia from President Santos of Colombia during his visit to the United...

      Crime: Metal Theft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce instances of metal theft.

      Crime: Metal Theft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with what organisations they have had discussions on the subject of metal theft.

      Crime: Protesters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they have given to the police and other appropriate authorities concerning the prosecution of any protesters who are alleged to have caused long-term...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 23 June 2010 (WA 182-3) and 14 November 2011 (WA 105), why the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)...

      Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, when considering the proposed feed-in tariff contract for difference, what assessment they made of the wholesale power price paid to small intermittent power...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce the mandatory reporting of wholesale power prices through the balancing and settlement code.

      Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord McNally on 16 November (Official Report, col. 683), whether the "tipping point" criterion constitutes discrimination against white...

      Equality Act 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which persons or organisations within the United Kingdom opposed the bringing into force of Section 9(5)(a) of the Equality Act 2010, as claimed in a statement by...

      European Arrest Warrant

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) British people, or (b) other nationals, have been extradited annually by the United Kingdom to each European country under a European arrest warrant...

      Extradition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 7 November (WA 18), whether any of the three persons accused or convicted of terrorism offences who were...

      Extradition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 7 November (WA 6-7), whether the agreed legal constraint on extradition to a category 2 territory (in this case,...

      Food and Drink: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why alcoholic beverages will be exempted from obligations to declare nutritional information on product labels as part of the food information regulation. To ask...

      Gangs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action is being taken to prevent members of gangs in Greater London from being involved in criminal activity.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to install photovoltaic solar systems on buildings owned or occupied by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to install photovoltaic solar systems on buildings owned or occupied by the Northern Ireland Office.

      Government Departments: Ministerial Diaries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what instructions have been given by the Cabinet Secretary to civil servants regarding the release of details of ministerial diaries to parliamentarians.

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the name of the senior officer in the Department of Health responsible for the establishment of Health Education England as a special health authority; and...

      Government: Ministerial Meetings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last met the Welsh Local Government Association leadership; and what matters were discussed.

      Health: Assessors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 14 November (WA 104), how, if Atos Healthcare does not assess patients according to their illness label, they...

      Health: Assessors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 14 November (WA 104), whether Atos Healthcare nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists who assess...

      Health: Bowel Disease

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the NHS Commissioning Board will ensure clinical commissioning groups commission appropriate services for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and in...

      Health: Bowel Disease

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent report by Crohn's and Colitis UK Crohn's, Colitis and Employment-from Career Aspirations to Reality, and its...

      Health: Complementary and Alternative Medicines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether European Court of Justice judgments on the status of herbal products have affected the ability of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency...

      Health: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 14 November (WA 115), whether the new arrangements agreed between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland for...

      Health: Dementia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many emergency hospital admissions there were for people in residential care with a diagnosis of dementia in (a) each primary care trust, and (b) England, in...

      Health: Dementia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many dementia specialist nurses were employed in (a) each primary care trust, and (b) England, in each of the past five years.

      Health: Dementia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients with dementia were registered by general practices through the Quality and Outcomes Framework in (a) each primary care trust, and (b) England, in...

      Health: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the National Health Service reforms contained in the Health and Social Care Bill on people living with Parkinson's...

      Health: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve the effectiveness of the regulation of clinicians alleged to be incapable or incompetent.

      Higher Education: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 25 October (WA 133), why they permit non-European Union students studying below degree level sponsored by a higher...

      House of Lords: Members' Remuneration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Ministers in the House of Lords are remunerated and to which parties they belong; how many Ministers in the House of Lords are not remunerated and to...

      Justice: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by the Lord Chancellor on 21 June 2011 (Official Report, Commons, col. 9-12WS), what they mean by the term...

      Justice: Family Courts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what demographic data they hold on families involved in the family justice system. To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they hold regarding the length...

      Legislation: Welsh Language

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pieces of primary and secondary legislation passed by Parliament since 1998 have included Welsh language sections; and on what basis the decision to...

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to co-ordinate the international community's efforts to promote and develop an accountable political system in Libya.

      Malaysia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date Home Office officials requested a meeting with the Malaysian High Commission to discuss the practicalities of obtaining confirmation from the...

      NHS: Staff Absences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in implementing the recommendations of the Boorman review, in respect of improving sickness absence rates in the National Health Service.

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission submitted an equality scheme to the Northern Ireland Equality Commission, as requested by 1 November; if not,...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of their funding for international development work goes to projects that last for (a) one year, (b) one to three years, (c) three to five years,...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of their bilateral funding, broken down by country, goes directly to (a) states and state actors, and (b) non-state and external actors such as...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their priorities for the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, to be held in Busan, South Korea.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the role of education programmes funded by the Department for International Development in delivering the results outlined in its framework document...

      Police: Stations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police stations have closed since May 2010.

      Raed Salah

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the six missed opportunities for intervention identified by HM Inspector of Constabulary in the case of Mr Raed Salah, who entered the United Kingdom on...

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the procedures to deal with rights of way that are crossed by the path of the High Speed 2 railway; and what safeguards will be put in place to avoid...

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many representations they have received on High Speed 2.

      Retail: Online Retailers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will refer Amazon.co.uk to the Competition Commission in the light of the dominant position of Amazon Marketplace.

      Schools: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that local authorities will receive the equivalent amount, compared to academies in their area, of local authority central spend...

      Small Businesses: Invoice Payments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are introducing to ensure small businesses are paid promptly by (a) large businesses, (b) public sector agencies, and (c) public sector contractors.

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to make smoking in road vehicles which contain young children illegal.

      Surveillance: Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 15 November (Official Report, col. 579), whether United Kingdom companies are permitted to sell surveillance...

      Terrorism: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of the internet by terrorist groups; what plans they have to prevent money laundering by such groups; and what...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any former or current asylum seekers have been employed in the UK Border Agency.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what operational information is supplied by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) to enable the Home Office to monitor the performance of the UKBA on a weekly and monthly basis.

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 14 September (WA 78), whether there is any formal mechanism for collaboration between the Department for...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Henley on 18 October (Official Report, col. 157), how many persons who originally entered the United Kingdom on (a) an overseas...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many non-European Union students were detected overstaying their visas in 2010; how many of those sought political asylum in the United Kingdom; and how many...

      Young Offenders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many young adult offenders aged 18-20 from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets have been held in (a) young offender institutions, (b) local prisons, and (c)...

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