Written answers

Thursday, 1 December 2011

  • Scotland

    • Legal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which organisations that have received funding from his Department have brought legal proceedings against his Department in the last five years; which...

    • Food Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to ensure that the same standards of animal welfare for whole eggs apply to imported liquefied eggs procured by his Department.

      Food Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportion of food sourced by his Department was procured from UK food producers in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Food Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps his Department is taking to ensure that it meets the Government’s buying standards for food and catering.

  • Wales

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations she has made to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect of her planned replacement of disability living allowance...

  • Prime Minister

    • Manor Dean Cottage

      To ask the Prime Minister whether (a) he or (b) anyone acting on his behalf had discussions with (i) Lord Chadlington or (ii) anyone acting on his behalf about Manor Dean Cottage prior to its...

    • Working Hours: EU Law

      To ask the Prime Minister what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on a UK opt-out from EU directives on working time; and if he will make a statement.

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Freedom of Information

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, when information on Freedom of Information (FOI) requests was...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Food Procurement

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps he is taking to ensure that the same standards of animal welfare for...

    • Food Procurement

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what proportion of food served in the House of Commons estate was procured from UK...

      Times of Sittings

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the average operating cost is of the House of Commons on a sitting (a) Monday,...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Bill of Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his policy is on introducing a Northern Ireland Bill of Rights; if he will publish the letter he sent to party leaders in Northern Ireland...

    • Legal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which organisations that have received funding from his Department have brought legal proceedings against his Department in the last five years;...

      Departmental Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) press officers, (b) internal communications officers, (c) external communications officers, (d) communications strategy officers...

      Food Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking to ensure that the same standards of animal welfare for whole eggs apply to imported liquefied eggs procured by (a) his...

      Food Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of food sourced by (a) his Department and (b) public bodies for which he is responsible was procured from UK food producers in...

      Food Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps (a) his Department and (b) public bodies for which he is responsible are taking to ensure that they meet the Government's buying...

      Foreign Relations: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 7 November 2011, Official Report, column 16W, on foreign relations: Republic of Ireland, what subjects were discussed...

      Postcodes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether his Department uses postcodes for purposes other than the postage of mail.

  • Transport

    • A338: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the roadworks on the A338 will be completed.

    • Aviation: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for Scotland on Scottish air services.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent steps her Department has taken to encourage more people to use bicycles.

      M27

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consideration has been given to (a) improving and (b) tolling the A/M27 road.

      Manhole Covers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to introduce composite manhole covers to reduce (a) the incidence of scrap metal theft and (b) the risk of injury to cyclists.

      Railways: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate her Department has made of the amount of investment rolling stock companies have made in the railway industry in each of the last 10...

      Road Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to remove the requirement for Secretary of State approval of street works permit schemes under the Traffic Management Act 2004.

  • Treasury

    • Boilers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he and his officials have had any discussions with the Department of Energy and Climate Change on the re-introduction of a boiler scrappage scheme...

    • Capital Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 25 November 2011, Official Report, column 621W, on capital allowances, for what reasons the information requested is not available.

      Capital Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 25 November 2011, Official Report, column 621W, on capital allowances, what information his Department collects on the financial...

      Food Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps (a) his Department and (b) public bodies for which he is responsible are taking to ensure that they meet the Government's buying standards for...

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the public purse was of his Department's Euro Preparations Unit in each year from its inception to its closure.

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what savings to the public purse have arisen as a consequence of changing the indexation of public service pensions from the retail prices index to the...

      Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Affordable Warmth element of the Energy Company Obligation is included in the Control framework for Department of Energy and Climate Change...

      Taxation: Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has any plans to delay the introduction of new rules for furnished holiday lettings beyond April 2012.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many letters he has received on funding for civil society organisations within his Department's area of responsibility in each month since 1 June 2010;...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new units of social housing were built or acquired by social landlords in Preston constituency in each of the last five...

    • Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how the new burdens doctrine will apply to council tax benefit successor schemes.

      Design Services

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

      G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many contracts his Department has awarded to G4S since May 2010; and what the (a) purpose, (b) monetary value and (c) net...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes were started in England in the 12 months to (a) September 2011 and (b) September 2010. [R]

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the planning implications of total housing need at the upper and lower limits of the Office for...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many housing starts on site there were in the London Borough of Southwark in the six months to September 2011; (2)...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will provide resources to local authorities to compensate for rent loss from properties under the Right to Buy following...

      Housing Revenue Accounts: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what assumptions concerning the rental income of the London Borough of Southwark were used to calculate the final housing...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 1 November 2011, Official Report, column 440W, on urban areas: Government assistance, how much funding...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effect that the planned reform of business rate redistribution and local revenue fluctuations...

      Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities and their finance departments on payment of suppliers.

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effect on social care provision of the Government's proposals for the localisation of...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to publish in full the consultation responses his Department has received on the draft National Planning Policy...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the contribution of the right hon. Lord Shutt of Greetland of 17 October 2011, Official Report, House of Lords,...

      Rented Housing: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the merits of taking steps to mitigate the effect of the level of the retail prices index on rent...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to facilitate greater freedom for local housing authorities to set allocations and qualifications...

      Travellers: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress his Department has made on developing a national strategy for Roma integration under the EU framework.

      Travellers: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with the Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland on developing a...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the merits of creating and developing skills banks in the arts sector to encourage finance and...

    • Coroner For Treasure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) whether his Department and the Ministry of Justice have discussed the sharing of administrative support by the Coroner...

      Coroner For Treasure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many current treasure cases have been awaiting a verdict for over six months; and if he will make a statement.

      Sports: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many (a) tennis facilities, (b) bowling facilities, (c) gymnasiums, sports halls and leisure centres, (d) swimming pools,...

      Telephones: Unsolicited Goods and Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to prevent unsolicited calls being made to people who have subscribed to the Telephone...

  • Attorney-General

    • Babar Ahmad

      To ask the Attorney-General whether the decision not to prosecute Babar Ahmad in the UK was made after the Crown Prosecution Service had seen all of the evidence obtained by (a) the Metropolitan...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Green Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations his Department has received on his proposals for implementation of the green deal.

    • Durban Climate Change Conference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent progress has been made on achieving an agreement on climate finance for the Durban climate change conference; and if he...

      Domestic Energy Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to assist households with their energy costs.

      Climate Change: International Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his priorities are for the international climate change negotiations.

      Combined Heat and Power: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the potential impact on renewables of providing priority grid access and dispatch for electricity...

      Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects the Smart Metering Installation Code of Practice to be published.

      Energy Supply: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he proposes that responsibility of energy-related planning applications will transfer from the Independent Planning Commission to...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Health the potential health effects on customers of an energy company failing to...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to reduce household energy demand.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the statement of 23 November 2011, Official Report, column 299, on annual energy statement, what assessment he has made of...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many and what proportion of households in (a) Southend West constituency, (b) Essex and (c) England were in fuel poverty in (i)...

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the average monthly fuel bill for a pensioner in receipt of pension credit guarantee credit in 2011.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of the green deal on the existing market for energy efficiency products.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on what date he plans to announce the interest rate for green deal products.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the Treasury on standardising the rate of VAT on products included in the green deal.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consideration he has given to the structural obligations and liabilities placed on builders by the green deal.

      Heating Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to promote competition in the heating oil distribution market.

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the total capital cost was of the UK's currently operational nuclear power plants; and what the average cost per MWh of the output...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what he proposes will happen to planning applications currently being processed by the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) which...

      Postcodes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department uses postcodes for purposes other than the postage of mail.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the reasons are for his decision to reduce the level of feed-in tariffs for aggregators on 31 March 2012.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether contracts agreed and submitted prior to the 12 December 2011 deadline for feed-in tariff applications will be honoured at the...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the average annual income of a household in receipt of the feed-in tariff.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many Housing Revenue Account tenanted properties have feed-in tariff installations in each London borough.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has to encourage community projects and local authorities to make use of solar photovoltaics.

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reasons the proposed new multi-installation tariff rates for aggregated solar photovoltaic schemes is set at 80% of the...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consideration he gave to the potential effects on (a) confidence in the solar industry and (b) investment in major future energy...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the (a) Home Affairs and (b) Economic Affairs Cabinet sub-committees considered the effect on employment in the solar industry...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many Housing Revenue Account tenanted properties have feed-in tariff solar photovoltaic installations in each London borough.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made in implementing the Government's policy on wind farms.

  • Justice

    • Free Schools: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) which Department would receive any income arising from free schools being established at (a) Balham youth court, (b) Haringey magistrates court,...

    • HM Prison Birmingham: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the costs of pensions were added to the public sector bid in respect of the recent tendering process for HM Prison Birmingham.

      Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many foreign national offenders who have been (a) subject to proceedings for being an illegal immigrant or (b) seeking asylum have (i) received...

      Prisoners’ Release: Lie Detectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many sex offenders have had a polygraph condition imposed as part of their release licence in each of the last five years; (2) how many...

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison officers have been stabbed during the course of their duties in each of the last five years.

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice who bears the cost of the private sector mobilisation process prior to the assumption of responsibility for operation of a prison by a private sector...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) the full list of probation functions and (b) the list of core probation services is; and which of these have been subjected to marketisation.

      Reoffenders: Alternatives to Prosecution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders subject to out-of-court disposals had previous criminal convictions in each of the last five years.

      Suicide: Pendle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information his Department holds on the age of victims of suicide in Pendle constituency in the last 10 years.

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the under-18 secure estate capacity in England and Wales was in each year between 1996-97 and 2010-11.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Departmental Audit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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...

    • Food Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that the same standards of animal welfare for whole eggs apply to imported liquefied eggs procured by (a) his...

      Food Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what proportion of food sourced by (a) his Department and (b) public bodies for which he is responsible was procured from UK food producers in the...

      Food Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what steps (a) his Department and (b) public bodies for which he is responsible are taking to ensure that they meet the Government's buying...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which objectives for the Work Programme the Transparency Indicators announced in the Open Service White Paper will show as being met or not met.

      Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to procurement policy Action Note 3/11, whether his Department has considered the value of the fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory...

      Personal Income: Liverpool

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the (a) maximum and (b) minimum household income was in each (i) ward and (ii) parliamentary constituency in Liverpool in the most recent period...

      Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what risk registers are held by his Department and the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible; and if he will make a statement.

      Serco

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare: Cattle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many investigations into allegations of (a) acts of cruelty to cattle and (b) cattle being kept in conditions which...

    • Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Cambridge of 13 October 2011, Official Report, column 468W, on wild animals in...

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which local authorities she expects to participate in enforcement of a licensing system on the use of wild animals in circuses.

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the oral answer to the hon. Member for Cambridge (Dr Huppert) of 13 October 2011, Official Report, column 468,...

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on inclusion of welfare standards for all species of wild animal available for use in circuses around the...

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will publish the criteria that would have to be met during the biodiversity offset pilot for the scheme to be rolled...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to protect the farming industry in negotiations on the future of the Common Agricultural...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether any local authority staff have been injured by dangerous dogs in the course of their duties since June 2010.

      Food Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to ensure that the same standards of animal welfare for whole eggs apply to imported liquefied eggs...

      Farmers: Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on introducing minimum standards in contracts between dairy farmers and...

      Food Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the implications for food security in 2050 of each extreme of the population range projection...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to implement section 85(1) of the Climate Change Act 2008 on the mandatory reporting of greenhouse gas...

      National Parks: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the cost to national park authorities of consulting with local communities on arrangements for...

      Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to make possession of illegally logged timber an offence across the supply chain; and if she will make a...

  • Defence

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 24 October 2011, Official Report, column 402W, whether any civil servants were present at the 2010 meeting between the right...

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 24 October 2011, Official Report, column 402W, whether any reports of the 2010 meeting between the right hon. Member for North...

      Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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 2010;...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of UK operations in Afghanistan was on the most recent date for which figures are available.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether each nation participating in the ISAF mission in Afghanistan has access to the Afghan Mission Network.

      Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 19 October 2011, Official Report, column 993W, on Air Force: military bases, what his Department's policy is on the taking of...

      AWE Aldermaston: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when his Department expects to submit a planning application for the proposed Technology Development Centre at the Atomic Weapons Establishment...

      Conflict Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to paragraph 7.4 of the Building Stability Overseas Strategy, whether he plans to publish a watchlist of fragile countries.

      Defence: Procurement

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

      Departmental Publications

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

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many questions for written answer on a named day received a (a) holding and (b) substantive response on the day that they were due for answer by each...

      Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent meetings he has had with veteran groups.

      Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many times the Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans has received meeting requests from (a) The Veterans Charity, (b) Veterans...

      Germany: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has held with the German Government concerning the NATO Status of Forces Agreement—SOFA—Supplementary Agreement.

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether (a) he, (b) officials of his Department and (c) special advisers in his Department have met (i) Mr Jon Moulton and (ii) Mr Tony Buckingham on...

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many air sorties were flown in each month of the Libya campaign to the end of October 2011.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he made of the satellite datalink capacity for communication between ISTAR assets during Operation Ellamy.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Army, (b) RAF and (c) Navy fixed wing aircraft are based in (i) the UK and (ii) Germany.

      Navy: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the fighting effectiveness, efficiency and morale of the Royal Navy.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether he has reached agreement with the Secretary of State for Transport on any reduction in the number of search and rescue bases; and where any...

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many submarines are available for operations or are on operations.

      Submarines: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many submarines he expects to be transported from (a) Rosyth to Devonport and (b) Devonport to Rosyth by means of (i) towing, (ii) towing on a barge...

      Submarines: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) the structure and (b) location is of the Submarine Sea Training Organisation.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Trident nuclear weapon system and its successor was discussed by his predecessor at meetings on his visits to Washington on (a) 22 to 25 May...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to his Department is of deploying a (a) Desert Hawk, (b) Hermes 450 and (c) Reaper; how many people are needed to operate each such...

      Metal Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions Ministers in his Department have had with ministerial colleagues in the Home Office on protecting war memorials from metal thieves.

  • Home Department

    • Adam Werritty

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

    • Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests for the surrender of an individual under a European Arrest Warrant were received by the Serious Organised Crime Agency in...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK nationals were extradited to another EU member state under a European arrest warrant in (a) 2004-5, (b) 2005-6, (c) 2006-07, (d)...

      Legal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which organisations that have received funding from her Department have brought legal proceedings against her Department in the last five...

      Food Procurement

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

      Food Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what proportion of food sourced by (a) her Department and (b) public bodies for which she is responsible was procured from UK food...

      Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on (a) the recovery of legal costs from failed applicants for judicial review and (b) enforcement of any such recovery;...

      Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what receptions and events have been hosted by her Department since May 2010, including those sponsored by a third party.

      Deportation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national prisoners have been (a) released and (b) deported since the introduction of deportation for foreign national...

      Detainees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish any agreement reached with Barnardo's concerning the detention of children and their families under immigration law.

      Equality Act 2010: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what legal advice she has received on the applicability of the Equality Act 2010 to staff employed by the Police and Crime Commissioner after...

      Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of criminal damage cases in England and Wales that have involved the use of firearms in (a) 2010 and...

      Homophobia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many homophobic incidents have been reported to the police (a) in Lancashire and (b) nationally in each year since 2005.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether the UK Border Agency has any plans to review its policy on the time of day at which it visits homes for the removal of failed...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria she uses for immigration files placed in the controlled archive.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how often immigration cases in the controlled archive are checked; what databases are used to carry out such checks; and how many staff...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Government plans to publish the response to her Department's consultation on reform of family migration.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter dated 17 October 2011 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr Zaid Khan.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when her Department will respond to correspondence from the hon. Member for Edinburgh West of 11 October 2011 and 7 November 2011 regarding a...

      National Policing Improvement Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost of abolishing the National Policing Improvement Agency and creating its successor bodies.

      National Policing Improvement Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effect on the security of police IT of the abolition of the National Policing Improvement Agency.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which representative organisations within the police are recognised by her Department.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her proposed mayors for English cities will be able to influence the policing priorities of elected police commissioners.

      Police: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what spending limits will be imposed on elections for police commissioners; (2) whether elections to the post of police commissioner...

      Police: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to ensure there is an independent appeal process for police staff that are dismissed after 15 November 2012.

      Police: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance she has issued to police forces in respect of the renewal of firearm licences for serving officers.

      Religiously Aggravated Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of hate crime against Muslims have been reported to the police in (a) Lancashire and (b) nationally in each year since 2005.

      Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what her policy is on the involvement of the security service in rendition operations; and if she will make a statement; (2) whether...

      Telephones: Nuisance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of the number of complaints made to the police by recipients of unwelcome, nuisance or obscene...

      Telephones: Nuisance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what her assessment is of whether appropriate arrangements are in place with telecommunications operators to support police...

  • Education

    • Academies: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 31 October 2011, Official Report, column 434W, on academies: primary education, what weight he gives to improved performance...

    • Academies: School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recourse is available to parents in situations where school meals served in new academies and free schools do not meet the standards expected of...

      Capital Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to announce how many local authorities will receive funding from his Department’s capital grant to be allocated in the autumn; and...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of whether local authorities are meeting the requirement to inform the relevant local authority when placing a looked after...

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of schools returned information to the most recent School Census on whether a child in the school had a disability.

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of Sure Start children's centres there will be in 2015.

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will assess the number of designated children's centres following the introduction of revised Sure Start Statutory Guidance.

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department has taken in payment by results pilots to ensure children's centre providers are rewarded in line with the outcomes they achieve.

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if his Department will define what constitutes significant change to a children's centre in the forthcoming revised Sure Start Statutory Guidance.

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average class size has been in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each year since 2009.

      Classroom Assistants: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teaching assistants are employed within (a) Greater London, (b) the London Borough of Havering and (c) Romford.

      Departmental Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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...

      Design Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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...

      Children’s Services: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding from his Department (a) Barnardos, (b) the British Association for Adoption and Fostering and (c) the British Science Association (i)...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department has allocated to each telephone helpline funded by his Department in 2011-12; what the purpose is of each such helpline; and...

      Education: Disadvantaged

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

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress he has made in ensuring a more even distribution and allocation of funds for education services across the UK.

      Education: Pay Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for consultation with service users as part of payment by results pilots.

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he considered changing the curriculum to ensure the practical application of core subjects is taught for the purposes of increasing the...

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment his Department has made of the proportion of the statutory 25 hour school week which will be taken up by subjects that count towards...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to provide funding for further education colleges for pupils aged 16 to 18.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding bodies sponsored by his Department provide support for skills for post 16-year-olds in Birmingham; what the overall funding is for each...

      Mayors: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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...

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of music (a) teachers and (b) lessons in primary and secondary schools in England in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11...

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that the number of children studying music in primary and secondary schools does not fall; (2) what steps he...

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to ensure that enough music teachers are available so that every child has the chance to learn a musical instrument in school.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he intends to publish a national plan for music education.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department has allocated for music education in England in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      Physics: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what budget his Department has allocated for the partnership with the Institute of Physics on the teaching of physics; and what proportion such funding...

      Pupils: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many errors were made in (a) GCSE and (b) A-level examination papers in each year since 2000.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children in England were eligible for the pupil premium in the 2011-12 school year.

      School Leaving: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many students in Romford constituency left further education having completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications to enter full-time employment...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many visits he has made to (a) academy secondary schools, (b) academy primary schools, (c) academy special schools, (d) free schools, (e)...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the reasons are for his Department's response to the consultation on the revised School Admissions Code in respect of permitting only academies...

      Schools: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what plans he has to increase resources for organisations that work to return severely bullied students to mainstream institutions; (2) what...

      Schools: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools closed in each year between 1997 and 2010.

      Schools: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of funding for schools in rural areas; and if he will make a statement.

      Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what procedure secondary schools seeking to provide 16 to 19 education should follow.

      Secondary Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the Institute for Fiscal Studies report on trends in education and schools spending for secondary schools; and if he...

      Sixth-form Education: North-east England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many people aged 16 to 18 from (a) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency, (b) Middlesbrough Borough, (c) Redcar and Cleveland...

      Sixth-form Colleges: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received on planned reductions in future funding for school sixth forms; and if he will make a statement.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to ensure that small rural schools have access to special educational needs services.

      Special Educational Needs: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will bring forward proposals to make it mandatory for local authorities to carry out learning-difficulty assessments for young people with...

      Special Educational Needs: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if his Department will take steps to ensure that learning-difficulty assessments carried out by local authorities for students with disabilities or...

      Teachers: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what monitoring mechanisms he has put in place to assess the uptake of teacher release funding.

      Teachers: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons teacher release funding did not reach schools until September 2011.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the National Audit Office report entitled The impact of the 2007-08 changes to public service pensions published in December 2010,...

      Teachers: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the proportion of the teacher population which is likely to retire in the next 10 years.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people aged between 16 and 19 were not in education, employment or training in each quarter of (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.

      Young People: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) if he will bring forward legislative proposals in the next parliamentary Session to provide young disabled people with a legal right to a package...

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people aged between 16 and 18 were not in education, employment or training in Warrington South constituency in each academic year since 1997.

      Youth Services: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the per capita expenditure was on provision of activities for young people by each local authority in 2011-12.

  • International Development

    • European Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to encourage speedier distribution of funds from the European Development Fund.

    • Kenya: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what his policy is on supporting low-fee private schools and voucher schemes in Kenya; (2) what assessment he has made of the...

  • Health

    • Cancer: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the 2010 National Cancer Patient Experience Survey, what steps his Department is taking to improve the experience of black and other...

    • Dementia: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to increase GPs' ability to identify dementia sufferers.

      Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals to amend the Health and Social Care Bill to require joint working between health and education services in respect of...

      Hepatitis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much he expects the NHS to spend on hepatitis C in each year for the next four years.

      Hospital Beds: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many beds were available for people with (a) mental health needs and (b) neurological conditions in Central Lancashire Primary Care Trust in (i) 2006...

      Hospitals: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether food procured by each primary care trust meets the Government's buying standards for food and catering; (2) what steps he is taking to...

      Maternity Services: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the Royal College of Midwives and Netmums survey showing that women from lower incomes were denied ante-natal classes and...

      Medicine: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to (a) review and (b) reduce the number of wholesaler dealer licences for medicinal products.

      Medicine: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency on the (a) separation of...

      Palliative Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 22 November 2011, Official Report, column 352W, on palliative care, what steps he has taken to ensure that hospitals receive...

      Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued on the availability of the Palivizumab vaccine; and which primary care trusts prescribe respiratory syncytial...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Food Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of food sourced by (a) his Department and (b) public bodies for which he is responsible was procured from UK...

    • Departmental Publications

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

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what training staff of his Department are given in the use of privacy screen panels to protect sensitive data.

      Egypt: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to help ensure a smooth transition to civilian democratic rule following the parliamentary elections in...

      Egypt: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on responses to street protests in relation to the forthcoming...

      Egypt: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to support the forthcoming parliamentary elections in Egypt.

      Egypt: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK electoral observers will be present at the forthcoming parliamentary elections in Egypt.

      Heritage Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 21 November 2011, Official Report, column 47W, on Heritage Oil, whether any civil servants were...

      Heritage Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 21 November 2011, Official Report, column 47W, on Heritage Oil, what representations he received from...

      Heritage Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 21 November 2011, Official Report, column 47W, on Heritage Oil, who approached him to make...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to reply to the hon. Member for Edinburgh West's letters of 20 May 2011, 11 July 2011, 4 August 2011, 29 August...

      Syria: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to press for the prohibition of further disbursements of European Investment Bank loans to Syria.

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps he has taken to secure international agreement on the draft UN Security Council Resolution on Syria.

      USA: Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish a list of all flights with a detainee on board that landed on Diego Garcia in March 2004; for which such...

      USA: Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many flights by US intelligence services with a detainee on board have landed in (a) the UK, (b) British Overseas...

      USA: Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with their US counterparts on use of airports in the UK, British...

      USA: Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have authorised the involvement of the Secret Intelligence Service in a...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Departmental Audit

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

    • Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he proposes that the disability living allowance will be replaced by personal independence payments for children.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost of reassessing those on contributory employment and support allowance in the Work Related Activity Group as they...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made an estimate of how many people subject to a time limit in the Work-Related Activity Group of contributory employment and...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the (a) mean and (b) median duration that a person in receipt of contributory employment and support...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many times sanctions have been recommended by providers of work programmes in the last year; and how many times sanctions have been imposed...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what proportion of income received by households affected by the household benefit cap is accounted for by (a) housing benefit and (b)...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of income received by households in each band of housing tenure affected by the household benefit cap is accounted for by (a)...

      Jobseeker’s Allowance: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of 18 to 24 year olds starting an apprenticeship claimed jobseeker's allowance in the month prior to commencing their...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to reply to the hon. Member for Edinburgh West's letters of 24 August 2011 and 4 October 2011 concerning a constituent, Sarah...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people living in poverty were (a) under the age of 16, (b) between the ages of 16 and 30, (c) between the ages of 31 and 60 and (d)...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants have ceased receiving benefit as a result of information supplied to his Department by the general public in the latest...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many couples receiving income replacement benefits with one member of working age and one eligible for Pension Credit have an entitlement...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average weekly loss of income would be for couples currently receiving income replacement benefits, with one member of working age and...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the likely level of youth unemployment in each of the next five years.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish the recommendations on refining the mental, intellectual and cognitive descriptors used in the work capability assessment as...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the current average waiting time is for a work capability assessment in Wales.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made a risk assessment of the failure or withdrawal of a Work programme prime provider; and if he will place a copy of the...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will consider the merits of making the new enterprise allowance available to people on the Work programme.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether Work programme prime contractors are required to set aside funds to work with community and voluntary sector sub-contractors.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to reduce the level of administrative demands placed by Government on small businesses.

    • Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) whether he has any plans to bring forward proposals to amend part 5 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 prior...

      Higher Education: Admissions

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

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UCAS applications had been submitted by residents of (a) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency, (b) the...

      Higher Education: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprentices have been taken on by universities in the last three years for which information is available.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding over £100,000 his Department's Knowledge and Innovation Directorate allocated to (a) voluntary sector, (b)...

  • House of Lords

    • Arab Partnership Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will assist the Center for Mediterranean Integration in increasing trade and foreign direct investment in North Africa and the Middle East.

    • Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what types and levels of pensions and benefits and other state entitlements are payable to single or widowed old age pensioners; whether they are means-tested; and...

      Children: Playgrounds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on children being charged to use local playground facilities.

      Committee on Standards in Public Life

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the publication of the report on Political Party Finance by the Committee on Standards in Public Life, whether the estimated cost of that inquiry of...

      Cyclists

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to introducing a licensing regime for cyclists.

      Cyclists

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to introducing a national system of bicycle lanes.

      Cyclists

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to discourage cyclists from travelling past red traffic lights.

      Cyclists: Deaths

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pedestrians have been (1) killed, (2) seriously injured, and (3) injured, by cyclists in each of the past 10 years. To ask Her Majesty's Government how...

      Cyclists: Helmets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 21 November (WA 184) concerning the wearing of cycle helmets, whether they consider that such helmets save lives...

      Disabled People: Grants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the results of the pilots undertaken in 2008-09 by Cumbria County Council, Oldham Council, Sheffield Council and Westminster City Council on the impact of...

      Education: Sixth-form

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many students, broken down by subject, continued their education at sixth-form level in (a) 2010, and (b) 2011.

      Finance: Virgin Money

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the commitments made by Virgin Money to Her Majesty's Treasury in connection with the purchase of Northern Rock plc that there will be no more compulsory...

      Finance: Virgin Money

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the ownership structure of Virgin Money and what assurance they have sought from shareholders, in connection with the sale of Northern Rock plc, about...

      Finance: Virgin Money

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what capital instrument is to be paid to Her Majesty's Treasury by Virgin Money in connection with the sale of Northern Rock plc and in what circumstances this...

      Finance: Virgin Money

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Financial Services Authority has approved the acquisition of Northern Rock plc by Virgin Money.

      Finance: Virgin Money

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Sir Richard Branson is a director or shareholder of (1) Virgin Money, (2) the company acquiring Northern Rock plc, or (3) any of the companies or trusts...

      Fire Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likely impact on fire risk of an ageing population. To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the...

      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 Scotland Office.

      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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

      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 Ministry of Defence.

      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 Ministry of Justice.

      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 for Culture, Media and Sport.

      Gypsies and Travellers: Dale Farm

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 21 October (WA 108), what is her definition of "clear-up costs" in respect of the Dale Farm site; and whether...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the value of existing housing stock of the proposed support for new builds, particularly in areas where new...

      Irish Language and Ulster Scots Language

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 15 November (WA 134), whether the Ulster Scots language and culture is being treated equally in the...

      Legislation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what legislation, passed during the 2005-10 Parliament, is the responsibility of the Department for Work and Pensions and has yet to be brought into force, either...

      Legislation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what legislation, passed during the 2005-10 Parliament, is the responsibility of the Wales Office and has yet to be brought into force, either in full or in part.

      Migrant Workers: Bulgarians and Romanians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 2 November (WA 269), what is their assessment of the discrepancy between the 174,577 Bulgarian and Romanian...

      Organophosphates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 16 November (WA 165), which independent bodies the Ministry of Defence would consult on organophosphate...

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will respond to HM Opposition's proposal for a cross-party agreement and approach on building the High Speed Railway 2; and, if so, when.

      Surveillance: Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have taken steps to establish whether the British company, Utimaco, the Italian company, Area, and the French company, Qosmos, have equipped the...

      Transport: Certificates of Professional Competence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what effect the recently introduced European Union Regulation 1071/2009, which requires operators of vehicles of over 3.5 tonnes to obtain an international...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Croatian nationals have received visas and work permits in each year since 2002, broken down by each category of entry document; which of those categories...

      War Memorials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Rawlings on 2 November (WA 274), how many charities are currently in receipt of funding from the Memorial Grant Scheme;...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many households in each parliamentary constituency in Greater Manchester are eligible for a winter fuel payment. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many...

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