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Written answers

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Food Procurement

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much the House spent on food purchased through its food and catering services...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Pensions

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what the level of the Church of England's pension scheme deficit is; and what the capacity of the Church of England is...

  • Attorney-General

    • Victims’ Commissioner

      To ask the Attorney-General what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues and the Director of Public Prosecutions on the timetable for appointing a Victims' Commissioner.

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General what assessment he has made of the potential effect on fairness of proceedings of the proposal by the London Area Crown Prosecution Service for prosecutors to make...

  • Scotland

    • European Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the effect on Scotland's interests in the EU following the Prime Minister's use of a veto at the recent European Council.

  • Prime Minister

    • Civil Servants

      To ask the Prime Minister if serving civil servants are obliged to register at the time any approach received to leave the civil service to take up paid work in the private sector; and if so,...

    • EU Action

      To ask the Prime Minister from which Departments Ministers and officials who accompanied him to the recent European Council were drawn.

      Japan Tobacco International

      To ask the Prime Minister whether (a) he and (b) his special advisers have received hospitality from Japan Tobacco International since May 2010.

      Joint Ministerial Committee

      To ask the Prime Minister when he next expects the Joint Ministerial Committee to meet.

      Members: Surveillance

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he has reviewed the Wilson doctrine; and if he will make a statement.

  • Defence

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the pre-posting briefing meeting held in the Ministry of Defence in September 2010 for Mr Matthew Gould as HM Ambassador Designate to Israel with...

    • Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will place in the Library a copy of each item of correspondence his Department has received from the Scottish Government on their RAF basing...

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to protect and improve the overall financial package for armed forces personnel.

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reason he has not adopted the recommendations of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2011, Official Report, columns 428-9W, on departmental procurement, on what basis the sample of 42 projects out of a...

      Depleted Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has implemented his plans to phase out depleted uranium ammunition for the Phalanx Close-In Weapon System in favour of tungsten.

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions Royal Navy submarines have docked at (a) Southampton and (b) Plymouth in each of the last five years.

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of Royal Navy personnel was at sea on average in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Public Private Partnerships: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on (a) public private partnerships and (b) private finance initiative provision; and if he will make a statement.

      Service Personnel and Veterans Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12 to date; and if he...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many times the Royal Navy has witnessed foreign naval vessels dumping waste into the UK exclusive economic zone waters in each of the last five...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Mental Function Champions are employed by Atos Healthcare for the purposes of the work capability assessment (a) in total and (b) in...

    • Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the Atos Customer Charter will next be reviewed.

      Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to publish the outcome of the trial of the deployment of Atos-approved health care professionals in benefit centres.

      Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Atos-approved health care professionals are deployed in benefit centres (a) in total and (b) in each region.

      Atos Healthcare: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many days of training are provided to approved healthcare professionals working for Atos Healthcare to undertake the work capability...

      Parliamentary Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of questions for ordinary written answer received a substantive response within (a) 10, (b) 20, (c) 30 and (d)...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people in the work-related activity group of contributory employment and support allowance with (a)...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on how many occasions an individual who claimed employment and support allowance on or after 31 October 2011 did not receive a telephone call...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he last reviewed the ESA50 questionnaire; if he will publish the outcome of his most recent review of the ESA50 questionnaire; and when he...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many formal complaints he has received in relation to the ESA50 questionnaire since May 2010.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he last reviewed the main employment and support allowance letters; if he will publish the outcome of his most recent review of the main...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received on the classification by Atos of employment and support allowance recipients who are receiving residential...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) the Work Choice programme and (b) the Government's policies on job retention for...

      Every Decision Counts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Every Decision Counts events his Department has held (a) in total and (b) in each region.

      General Medical Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department has made a submission to the General Medical Council consultation on good medical practice on the duty of a health care...

      Housing Benefit: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to include ex-offenders in the category of vulnerable people for the purposes of direct payment of housing benefit to landlords.

      Housing Benefit: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the (a) equity and (b) financial pressures on other vulnerable groups arising from the measures in respect of...

      Housing Benefit: Tenants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department has taken to seek the views of tenants on whether the housing benefit element of universal credit should be paid...

      Incapacity Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he last reviewed the incapacity benefit reassessment letters; if he will publish the outcome of his most recent review of the incapacity...

      Jobcentre Plus: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to promote deaf awareness amongst Jobcentre Plus staff.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria will be used to determine eligibility for his proposed wage incentives scheme after (a) three and (b) six months in receipt of...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Bridgend

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claim jobseeker's allowance (JSA) in Bridgend constituency; how many people he estimates would receive JSA if the work...

      Office for Nuclear Regulation: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2011, Official Report, column 582W, on departmental pay, for what reason and on what date the decision...

      Part-time Employment: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of part-time workers are members of a pension scheme.

      Pension Credit: Bridgend

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the annual level of savings to the public purse which will accrue from reforming pension credit to require both...

      Pensioners: Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of pensioner households whose combined income is higher than the average combined working household income.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what dates (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) senior officials in his Department have met representatives of (i) the...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to reduce the burden of administration for the pensions industry.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what changes he expects to projected spending on each benefit for which his Department is responsible as a result of the measures announced in...

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how long a citizen of an east European (A8) member of the EU has to be in the UK before they can claim (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) other...

      Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions under what circumstances the pay and conditions of employees transferred out of public sector employment under the Transfer of Undertakings...

      Unemployed People: Medical Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people unable to work due to endometriosis; (2) what estimate he has made of the number of...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to publish his skills strategy.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the report on the work capability assessment by Professor Harrington, what additional support measures he has put in place...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on how many occasions an individual who has undergone a work capability assessment since 6 June 2011 has not received a personalised summary...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to publish the outcome of the trials of personalised summary statements in (a) Wrexham and (b) Oldham benefit centre; and if he...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to publish the outcome of the audio recording pilot in the Newcastle assessment centre.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he last reviewed the quality checks to improve decision making standards in relation to the work capability assessment; when he plans to...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the decision by the General Medical Council (GMC) of 4 October 2010 that an Atos Healthcare professional...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what auditing process is undertaken by his Department in relation to the number of successful appeals by those found fit for work by Atos...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have been found fit for work under the work capability assessment who had submitted an appeal against that decision and...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what follow-up procedures are in place to determine the reason for a claimant's failure to attend a work capability assessment.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received on implementing the (a) proposals to revise the work capability assessment for people with fluctuating...

      Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether Atos Healthcare undertakes any assessment of the outcome of appeals on work capability assessment.

      Work Experience: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how businesses will be recruited to take part in his Department's work experience scheme for 18 to 24 year-olds.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people aged over 50 years who will find sustainable employment through the Work programme in (a) the...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the proportion of land in the UK that is not farmed under Pillar 2 agri-environment schemes.

    • Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether animal circuses have been inspected by DEFRA-appointed inspectors or vets in the last decade; and if she will place...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consideration she has given to the use of alternatives to the culling of badgers for the purposes of controlling bovine TB.

      Canal and River Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what contingency measures are being put in place by her Department to protect the new Canal and River Trust from the risk of...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the reasons are for the time taken in bringing forward proposals to address dangerous dogs.

      Food Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether food and catering services in (a) her Department and (b) public bodies for which she is responsible plan to implement...

      Consultants

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

      Design Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department has spent on design in respect of (a) logos, (b) buildings, (c) advertising, (d) stationery and (e)...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether any senior staff in (a) her Department and (b) its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies are paid by...

      Departmental Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she is taking steps to increase the proportion of waste recycled by her Department.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many applications to run services for which her Department is directly responsible she has received from employees in her...

      Departmental Travel Expenditure

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

      Parliamentary Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what proportion of questions for ordinary written answer received a substantive response within (a) 10, (b) 20,...

      Farmers: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farmers have received reduced compensation as a result of falling behind in the timetable for testing for...

      Forestry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what area of (a) lowland heathland and (b) other priority open habitat has been recreated by (i) Forestry Commission England,...

      Forestry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of the England Biodiversity Strategy's aspiration to create 200,000 hectares of new wildlife habitat by 2020...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has received assurances from her ministerial colleagues that all Government Departments will be fully compliant...

      Local Nature Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the participation of local authorities in Local Nature Partnerships.

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who will be responsible for gathering evidence to support marine conservation zone designation.

      Natural Gas: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2011, Official Report, columns 690-1W, on natural gas: exploration, what hazard data and...

      Sheep: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which body records individual sheep movements (a) in North Yorkshire and (b) across England in respect of the monitoring and...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of (a) farmers and (b) landowners who have installed solar panels in their fields;...

      Veterinary Laboratories Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many carcases of each species have been examined in each regional veterinary laboratory for endemic disease purposes in...

      Veterinary Laboratories Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what safeguards will be in place to prevent the spread of animal disease (a) over the distances which the samples will have...

      Veterinary Laboratories Agency: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to which regional veterinary laboratory agency the samples from Thirsk and the surrounding areas will be taken for...

      Water Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will direct water companies to factor into their long-term investment plans the upper and lower limits of population...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Libraries: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) if he will review the salary payable to the chief executive officer of the British Library to reflect her acceptance of...

    • Olympic Games 2012: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether companies bidding for contracts to supply goods or services to the organisers of the London 2012 Olympics are required...

      Olympic Games 2012: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has made an assessment of the compliance of Dow Chemicals’ contract to supply the wrap on the London 2012...

      Sports: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent steps his Department has taken to improve the provision of community sport in Coventry.

      Sports: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to protect playing fields in Coventry.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the desirability of changing the provision of equivalent value in the National Planning Policy...

    • Bail Accommodation and Support Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether local authorities require planning consent for premises to be used for bail accommodation.

      Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he has taken on community cohesion and integration; and if he will make a statement.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what steps he has taken to tackle hate crime since May 2010; what further steps he plans to take in each of the next two...

      Departmental Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which organisations that have received funding from his Department have brought legal proceedings against his Department in the...

      Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for South Staffordshire of 15 November 2011, how many (a) mobile telephones and (b)...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) housing starts and (b) housing completions for (i) social rent, (ii) intermediate rent, (iii) low-cost home...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes were (a) started and (b) completed in (i) England, (ii) each region and (iii) each local authority area for (A)...

      Housing: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2011, Official Report, column 143W, on housing: fire extinguishers (1) which US data were...

      Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of (a) current and (b) future rates of owner occupation among different social groups.

      Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what assessment he has made of rates of owner occupation (a) nationally, (b) in each constituent part of the UK and (c) in...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what provision he plans to make in the National Planning Policy Framework to ensure that added weight is given to applications...

      Public Houses: Co-operatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many co-operative pubs the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in his Department with responsibility for community pubs...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to answer question 79358, on the supporting people scheme, tabled on 3 November 2011 for answer on 7 November...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to answer question 83581, on homes, tabled on 23 November 2011 for answer on 25 November 2011.

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when (a) each of the three centres in China and (b) the centre in Vietnam which provide non-human primates to UK designated user...

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the findings were of the most recent reviews of the two Mauritian centres that have supplied animals to the UK for scientific procedures...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how her Department plans to implement EU legislation on reducing the number of animals used in scientific research and replacing them with...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much and what proportion of research funding was allocated to the development of alternatives to the use of non-human primates (NHP); and...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will impose a moratorium on the development and testing of vaccines against malaria, HIV/AIDS and TB on non-human primates; (2)...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many licences under the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 were granted for research on non-human primates (NHP) that included water...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is a formal requirement for all institutions carrying out regulated procedures using non-human primates (NHP) to have in place...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of non-human primates authorised to be used in regulated procedures in the last 12 months were weaned at under...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers whose cases (a) are pending and (b) failed are accommodated in (i) Newport East and (ii) other dispersal areas; and...

      Asylum: Reading West

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

      Babar Ahmad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received on the case of Babar Ahmad; and if she will make a statement.

      Crime Prevention: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding was provided to (a) each local authority and (b) each individual non-statutory sector representative as part of the...

      Departmental Advertising Campaigns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what public information advertising campaigns her Department ran in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2011-12; and what the cost was of each...

      Food Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on food purchased through its food and catering services in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were working in her Department on (a) 11 May 2010 and (b) 8 December 2011.

      Parliamentary Written Questions

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

      Dna

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many DNA samples of people from each ethnic group were retained by the police in respect of people arrested but not subsequently...

      Federation of Student Islamic Societies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what correspondence her Department has had with the Federation of Student Islamic Societies on civil service recruitment events since 1 June 2011.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has any plans to allow police forces to charge fees for firearms licences that reflect the cost of administering them.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what meetings she has had with the Scottish Government to discuss a UK-wide approach to tackling (a) human trafficking and (b) child...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of illegal immigrants who may have entered the UK via the Eurostar route from Brussels via Lille...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of people who entered the UK at ports operating the pilot scheme of reduced checks at border control...

      Immigration Controls: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether passport controls were relaxed at (a) Teesport and (b) Teesside airport during the summer of 2011.

      Immigration: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she has held discussions with (a) the Secretary of State for Scotland, (b) Ministers in the Scottish Government and (c) representatives...

      National Policing Improvement Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding the National Policing Improvement Agency will receive in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if she will make a statement.

      National Policing Improvement Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by the National Policing Improvement Agency in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if she will...

      Passports: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has taken to review how gender is represented in passports; and if she will make a statement.

      Police: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on research commissioned by police forces in England and Wales on the effectiveness of police...

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has for future police recruitment.

      Serious and Organised Crime Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding the Serious Organised Crime Agency will receive in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if she will make a statement.

      SMU 100 Laser Device

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when she expects trials of the SMU 100 laser device by UK police forces to be held; and when those trials will be complete; (2) on...

      Smuggling: Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the expenditure incurred by her Department on salaries for full-time investigation staff allocated to the...

      Smuggling: Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff in the UK Border Agency were assigned to implementing the tackling tobacco smuggling strategy in 2009-10; and how many such...

      Stalking: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps she is taking to encourage victims of stalking and harassment to respond to her Department's consultation on stalking; (2)...

  • Justice

    • Brain: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what research his Department has undertaken on the effects on offending of acquired brain injury in the last 18 months.

    • Chief Coroner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice by what date he expects to appoint the chief coroner.

      Chief Coroner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with (a) his ministerial colleagues and (b) the senior judiciary on the appointment of a chief coroner.

      Chief Coroner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) when he expects (a) to announce the appointment of a chief coroner and (b) the chief coroner to take up his or her post; (2) when he plans to...

      Chief Coroner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to meet bereavement organisations to discuss the appointment of a chief coroner; and when such meetings will take place.

      Chief Coroner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he proposes that the chief coroner will be a High Court judge.

      Civil Justice Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice under what categories of expenditure he expects the Civil Justice Council to make savings in 2011-12 relative to its budget in 2010-11.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many awards the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority has made showing the number of awards in bands of £25,000.

      Food Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on food purchased through its food and catering services in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many full-time equivalent staff were employed (a) in the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council, (b) as an Assessor for Compensation for...

      Parliamentary Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of questions for ordinary written answer received a substantive response within (a) 10, (b) 20, (c) 30 and (d) more than 30...

      Domestic Violence: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many restraining orders have been made under section 12 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 following (a) sentence and (b)...

      Employment Tribunal Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases of (a) an unpaid employment tribunal award and (b) an unpaid ACAS settlement have been passed to High Court enforcement officers under the...

      Inquiries Act 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the restriction order made by the Chairman of the Leveson Inquiry on 28 November 2011, if he will assess the effectiveness of the...

      Police: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to promote deaf awareness among police officers and prison staff.

      Police: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what research has been commissioned by his Department on the effectiveness of police information notices.

      Postcodes

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

      Prisons: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much he had budgeted for the adult prison estate at the start of 2011-12; and what the revised estimate was of expenditure in 2011-12 on 1 December 2011.

      Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the (a) average and (b) maximum delay was in the provision of interpreters and translators in (i) courts and (ii) tribunals in November (A)...

      Witnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many witnesses were called to give evidence in (a) magistrates courts and (b) Crown courts in each year from 1997 to 2010.

  • Health

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the monetary value of benefits to public health for every pound spent on improving air quality.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the levels of alcohol abuse amongst military veterans.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times stomach pumping was used in NHS hospitals for the treatment of excessive alcohol consumption since 1 January 2011; what proportion of...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) males and (b) females under the age of 18 have been treated for (i) alcohol-induced and (ii) obesity-induced illness in NHS hospitals (A)...

      Benzodiazepines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many products containing benzodiazepines are licensed for use; what their names are; how many companies hold licences for the manufacture or...

      Blood: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 17 October 2011, Official Report, column 76W, on fresh frozen plasma, whether the figures in the table include (a) the cost of...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to increase supply of the Caelyx brand of liposomal doxorubicin to allow cancer patients partway through a course of treatment...

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department will provide to local authorities on how they should undertake a needs assessment of contraceptive services in their locality...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were working in his Department on (a) 11 May 2010 and (b) 8 December 2011.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many diabetes specialists there are on health and well-being boards.

      Dietary Supplements: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when (a) he and (b) his officials next plan to raise with (i) the European Commissioner, (ii) his ministerial counterparts in other EU member states...

      Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to increase early diagnosis of endometriosis.

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hackney North and Stoke Newington of 6 September 2011, Official Report, column 558W, on abortion, when the...

      Health Professions: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to promote deaf awareness amongst (a) staff in care homes and (b) doctors, nurses and hospital staff.

      Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account is taken by specialised commissioning groups of (a) in-year costs of treatment and (b) long-term savings in making their funding decisions.

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to include (a) atrial fibrillation and (b) other arrhythmias in the outcomes strategy for cardiovascular disease.

      Herbalife International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when (a) he and (b) officials of his Department last (i) met and (ii) corresponded or otherwise communicated with representatives of (A) Herbalife UK Ltd...

      Hospitals: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people under the age of 18 years have been treated by NHS hospitals in 2011 up to the most recent date for which information is available; and...

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of (a) the existence of a gap in outcomes in cases of lung cancer between England and other Western European...

      Meningitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has issued guidance to GP consortia on (a) measures to deal with meningitis and (b) provision of psychological support for patients...

      Meningitis: Plymouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of meningitis were diagnosed in Plymouth in the last 12 months; and how many were of people aged (a) under and (b) over 16.

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the total budget allocated to the NHS was spent on children and adolescent mental health services in each of the last 10 years.

      Mental Health: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the levels of (a) homelessness and (b) mental health problems amongst military veterans.

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS organisations other than hospitals (a) he and (b) each other Minister in his Department has visited since May 2010; and on what date each such...

      NHS Walk-in Centres: Wythenshawe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to make a decision on the referral from Manchester's Health Scrutiny Committee of the decision to close the NHS walk-in centre in Wythenshawe.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 22 November 2011, Official Report, column 351W, on organs: donors, on what evidential basis he expects a 50% increase in...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to ensure that counterfeit medications do not enter the NHS supply chain; and what effects such medications have had on the...

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to raise the awareness of (a) GPs and (b) the public of the dangers posed by non-melanoma skin cancers that can...

  • Treasury

    • Association of British Insurers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what meetings he has had with the Association of British Insurers since the March 2011 Budget.

    • Banks: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the implications of the transposition of the EU Capital Requirements Directive IV into UK law for the implementation of the...

      Food Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on food purchased through its food and catering services in the last 12 months for which information is available.

      Official Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on hospitality for events hosted by each Minister in his Department in each of the last 12 months.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information his Department holds on the number of employees who use (a) cycle to work schemes, (b) employer-provided buses and (c) tax-free parking.

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the statement of 27 October on the eurozone crisis, what he means by greater fiscal integration in the eurozone.

      Financial Services Bill

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to publish the draft memorandum of understanding between each of the bodies in the UK regulatory structure proposed in the provisions of the...

      Financial Services: National Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the proportion of UK gross domestic product generated by the financial services sector in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, (c)...

      Infrastructure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Northern Ireland Executive about the National Infrastructure Plan.

      Inland Revenue

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 29 November 2011, Official Report, column 791W, on the Inland Revenue, if he will take steps to ascertain from the Permanent...

      Japan Tobacco International: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in his Department have received hospitality from Japan Tobacco International since May 2010.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Blackpool North and Cleveleys.

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representatives from (a) HM Revenue and Customs, (b) the Department for Work and Pensions and (c) other bodies will sit on the monitoring body for the...

      Poverty: Rural Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of levels of rural poverty since May 2010.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the effect on public sector workers' income of the extension of the public sector pay freeze announced in the autumn statement...

      Revenue and Customs: Email

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when HM Revenue and Customs expects to be able to answer all taxpayers' queries by e-mail.

      Revenue and Customs: Overtime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely cost of overtime payments for staff in HM Revenue and Customs working to reduce the number of outstanding child...

      Unpaid Taxes: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2011, Official Report, column 71W, on taxation: business, what constitutes a reasonable period over which tax arrears...

      VAT: Electronic Publishing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2011, Official Report, column 539W, on VAT: electronic publishing, if he will consider implementing a measure similar...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on new heating fuel to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from (i)...

    • Food Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department spent on food purchased through its food and catering services in the last 12 months for which figures are...

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the (a) likely and (b) maximum possible effect on the average household electricity bill by 2020 of not...

      Energy Company Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consideration he has given to data-sharing between the Government and energy suppliers as a means of identifying and targeting...

      Energy: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he plans to provide any additional financial support to private sector tenants whose landlords have carried out the maximum...

      Energy: Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that energy customers can switch from pre-pay tariffs to quarterly tariff payments where they are cheaper.

      Energy: Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of people who are prevented from leaving pre-pay energy tariffs because their energy supplier...

      Energy: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what support he is providing for renewable energy schemes in Welsh waters.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether people who incorporate microgeneration in their Green Deal packages can participate in the (a) Renewable Heat Incentive and (b)...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change over what period the funding allocated to incentivise take-up of the Green Deal will be provided.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which body will be responsible for delivering the funding to incentivise take-up of the Green Deal.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change from which budget he plans to fund incentives to householders to take up the Green Deal.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the £200 million funding that he has recently announced to incentivise take-up of the Green Deal, what type of...

      Japan Tobacco International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether any (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in his Department have received hospitality from Japan Tobacco International since...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of progress towards the aim of generating 30 per cent. of domestic electricity from renewable...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether there are network security measures similar to those used by the armed forces in place to protect (a) businesses and (b) individual internet...

    • Food Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how much his Department spent on food purchased through its food and catering services in the last 12 months for which information is available;...

      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 Departments: databases, and with reference to the Autumn...

      New Business: East of England

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new businesses have been established in (a) Witham constituency, (b) Essex and (c) the east of England in each month since May 2010.

      Third Sector: North-west England

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many charities were established in the North West in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010.

  • International Development

    • Climate Change: International Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support the Advocacy Fund provided to developing countries' negotiators at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban.

    • Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which country offices used his Department's guidance note on education for children with disabilities as part of their planning for aid...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the outcomes of the use by country offices of his Department's guidance note on education for children...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what training and support his Department (a) has provided and (b) plans to provide to enable country offices to effectively implement...

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he plans to announce the outcomes of his Department's review of support for water and sanitation programmes; and if he will ensure...

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he plans to increase the number of countries where his Department has water and sanitation programmes.

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has plans for water and sanitation programmes in Pakistan.

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of his Department's bilateral aid funding will be spent on (a) water and sanitation, (b) health and (c) education in...

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will attend the Sanitation and Water for All High Level Meeting on 20 April 2012 for the purpose of addressing the lack of...

      Drugs: Patents

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with UK-based pharmaceutical companies to encourage their participation in the medicine patent pool.

      Kidnapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many officials in his Department have been kidnapped whilst on official business overseas in each of the last 10 years.

      Nigeria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on his Department's aid contribution to Nigeria; and if he will make a statement.

      Nigeria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much financial assistance his Department has given to Nigeria in each of the last 10 years.

      Nigeria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what development programmes funded by his Department aim at promoting democracy in Nigeria.

      South Sudan: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what development programmes funded by his Department aim at promoting equality in South Sudan.

      Turkey: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with the Turkish Government on the recent earthquake in that country.

  • Transport

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what work her Department is undertaking into developing biofuels from non-feedstock sources.

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate her Department has made of the change in the amount of biofuels which will be needed for transport fuel in order to meet the requirement...

      Biofuels: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information her Department holds on the amount of biofuel imported from overseas in each of the last 10 years; which countries such biofuels were...

      British Transport Police Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by the British Transport police authority in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12 to date; and if she will...

      Bus Services: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to section 30 of the Coalition Agreement, what recent progress she has made in encouraging joint working between bus operators and local...

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the potential effect on carbon emission levels of the Green Bus Fund in each year of the fund's operation.

      Departmental Communications

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

      Departmental Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent steps her Department has taken to increase equality among its staff.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were working in her Department on (a) 11 May 2010 and (b) 8 December 2011.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 13 December 2011, Official Report, column 98WS, on the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA),...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many full-time equivalent staff are employed in each regional office of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 13 December 2011, Official Report, column 98WS, on the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA),...

      Driving Under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the relative standards of professional conduct of providers of drink-drive rehabilitation courses in (a) single...

      Driving Under Influence: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department is taking with the Ministry of Justice in respect of the sharing of data on drink-driving convictions between the police,...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to section 30 of the Coalition Agreement, what progress she has made in mandating a national recharging network for electric and plug-in...

      Graham Hook

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) correspondence and (b) meetings (i) Ministers and (ii) officials in her Department had with Graham Hook during his employment with Interel...

      Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings Ministers and officials in her Department have had with Ministers and officials in the Welsh Government to discuss electrification of...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she has received route proposals from High Speed 2 Ltd for the legs from Birmingham to Leeds and Manchester; and if she will lay such proposals...

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 22 November 2011, Official Report, column 260W, on large goods vehicles, which independent contractor will be monitoring the...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to section 30 of the Coalition Agreement, what recent progress she has made in introducing a system of HGV road user charging.

      Level Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many user worked railway crossings are in use; and how many have (a) closed and (b) been converted to automatic barriers in the last 20 years.

      Level Crossings: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) road traffic accidents and (b) fatalities have been reported at user worked railway crossings in the last 10 years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she plans to respond to the letters of (a) 19 July 2011, (b) 13 September 2011 and (c) 2 November 2011 from the hon. Member for Weaver Vale on...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions she has had with Network Rail about further redoubling of the Oxford to Hereford railway line.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to section 30 of the Coalition Agreement, what progress she has made in increasing the accountability of Network Rail to its customers.

      Office of Rail Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to section 30 of the Coalition Agreement, what progress she has made in reforming the Office of Rail Regulation to better represent the...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she has any plans to use the consumer prices index as a measure for the change in regulated rail fares in future.

      Railways: Information Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if her Department will take steps to encourage train companies to improve their communication with passengers on (a) overcrowding and (b) delays; and...

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she is taking to reduce overcrowding on (a) commuter trains and (b) railway platforms in cities; and if she will make a statement.

      Railways: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment she has made of the ability of the major train operators to minimise disruption caused by bad weather; and if she will make a...

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many suppliers received renewable transport fuel certificates in each year since their introduction; and how many litres of biofuel each supplier...

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of renewable transport fuel her Department estimates will come from (a) biofuels, (b) electrically powered surface transport and (c)...

      Rescue Services: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the implications for Northern Ireland of the planned changes to the search and rescue helicopter service.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to section 30 of the Coalition Agreement, what progress she has made in bringing forward proposals to promote road safety.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what rolling stock her Department plans to cascade from the Thameslink project to other parts of the rail network; on what dates such cascades will...

      Severn River Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions she has had with Welsh Government Ministers on the Severn crossing tolls.

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what changes her Department has proposed to the General Approach on a Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending...

      Siemens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the Thameslink rolling stock contract, what recent assessment she has made of Siemens plc's credit rating; and whether her Department...

      Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will have discussions with the Sikh Council UK and Sikh Federation (UK) on policy matters relating to the Sikh community.

      Transport: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proposals her Department has made to the European Commission on the draft Regulation amending Regulation 3821/85 on recording equipment in road...

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the National Infrastructure Plan 2011, what the (a) total planned public expenditure and (b) estimated month and year of completion...

      Transport: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to section 30 of the Coalition Agreement, what progress she has made in reforming the way decisions are made on which transport projects...

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to section 30 of the Coalition Agreement, what recent progress she has made in supporting sustainable travel initiatives.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • West Lothian Question

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he plans to establish a commission to consider the West Lothian question.

    • House of Lords Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent progress he has made on reforming the House of Lords; and if he will make a statement.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent assessment he has made of the completeness and accuracy of the electoral register.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 14 November 2011, Official Report, column 532W, on electoral register, whether meetings in an official capacity could have taken place...

      Statutory Register of Lobbyists

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he plans to bring forward proposals for a statutory register of lobbyists.

      Cost of Elections

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) elections for police and crime commissioners, (b) referendums for elected mayors and (c) the work...

      Lobbying

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions he has had on the definition of lobbying.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the Government have made representations to the Russian Government about reports of waste being disposed into the sea off the...

    • Anguilla: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received in respect of changing of the financial and economic permanent secretaries in Anguilla; and...

      Anguilla: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the reasons are for changing the financial and economic permanent secretaries in Anguilla.

      Belarus: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his most recent assessment is of the human rights situation in Belarus.

      Congo: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what observers the UK sent to the recent elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Congo: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the UK has made to the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the conduct of recent elections in...

      Croatia: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of alleged election fraud in the recent Croatian election.

      Croatia: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will have discussions with Council of Europe election monitors on alleged irregularities in the recent Croatian elections.

      Croatia: EU Enlargement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his most recent assessment is of Croatia's readiness to join the EU.

      Food Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on food purchased through its food and catering services in the last 12 months for which figures...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many of his Department's UK-based staff are serving in overseas postings; and how many of them have completed the extensive...

      Departmental Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2011, Official Report, column 457W, on departmental press releases, what assessment he has...

      Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many diplomatic posts his Department has (a) opened and (b) closed in the last five years; and whether it plans to open any...

      Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in which overseas countries no representative of the Government is in residence.

      EU Accession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what regard the Government will have to meeting the Copenhagen criteria when determining their policy on future applications for...

      EU Accession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the accession to the EU of (a) Iceland, (b) the Republic of Serbia, (c) Croatia, (d) Montenegro, (e) the...

      Iran: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent meetings his Department has had with the Government of Iran; and what was discussed.

      Japan Tobacco International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in his Department have received hospitality from Japan Tobacco International...

      Russia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Russia on the conduct of recent elections in that country; and if he will...

      Shaker Aamer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2011, Official Report, column 606W, on Shaker Aamer, when Mr Aamer's case was last raised...

      Syria: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on (a) the number of Syrian refugees arriving in Turkey and (b) provisions being made for such...

      Syria: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Syria on human rights issues in that country.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many adults aged 24 years and over who took a Level 3 or higher qualification went on to attend university in each of the...

    • Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the (a) efficacy and (b) applicability to the UK of limiting payment periods between companies to...

      Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received from (a) small and medium-sized enterprises and (b) suppliers on (i) the introduction...

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage multi-national manufacturers to make long-term investments in the UK.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to his letter to all hon. Members of 6 December 2011 on the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative, (1)...

      Business: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he plans to take to assist small and medium-sized businesses to retain skills in the west midlands.

      Competition Commission: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many full-time equivalent staff the Competition Commission (a) employed in 2010-11 and (b) plans to employ in 2011-12; and if...

      Competition: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the effect of EU Directives and Regulations on the competitiveness of UK business.

      Copyright: Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2011, Official Report, column 449W, on copyright: arts, what consideration he has given to...

      Food Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on food purchased through its food and catering services in the last 12 months for which figures...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost of redundancies from the civil service arising from the closure of (a) the London...

      Directors: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people disqualified under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 breached the terms of their disqualification...

      Higher Education: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the long-term financial sustainability of institutions charging tuition fees below £7,500;...

      Higher Education: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department’s proposed changes to the further education fee structure on...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 10 June 2011, Official Report, column 516W, on higher education: finance, how many (a) doctoral, (b)...

      Higher Education: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to promote deaf awareness among UK universities and other higher education providers.

      Higher Education: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department to ensure that prospective overseas students are...

      Higher Education: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students from each EU member state are studying at English universities in the 2011-12 academic year.

      Investment: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether UK Green Investment will be providing support for the Green Deal.

      Phoenix Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many companies, declared bankrupt following convictions for fraud, have been resurrected as phoenix companies.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many Post Office Locals in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland he expects will be located in (i)...

      Regional Growth Fund: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in (a) Liverpool, Walton constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c) nationally have been awarded regional growth...

      Senior Civil Servants: Engineering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many members of his Department's senior management team have (a) an engineering qualification and (b) experience in the...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the average debt owed to the Student Loans Company by students graduating in (a) 2011, (b) 2010, (c)...

  • Education

    • Academies Act 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the Academies Act 2010 on the provision of support services for schools.

    • Academies: School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to ensure that school dinners in schools with academy status conform to a programme of healthy eating.

      Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department has taken to record the number of children who experience neglect.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will publish the guidance issued to civil servants in his Department responsible for drafting answers to Parliamentary Questions; and if he will...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether any senior staff in (a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies are paid by means of payments to a limited company in lieu of...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to ensure social value is included when services are commissioned by (a) his Department and (b) its public bodies;...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 8 November 2011, Official Report, column 286W, on education maintenance allowance, if he will take steps to ensure that the...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consideration he has given to consolidating the examination boards into a single organisation.

      Educational Visits: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many incidents requiring hospitalisation there were involving children on school trips and expeditions in the UK in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.

      Educational Visits: Risk Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to simplify the process of undertaking risk assessments for learning outside the classroom.

      Educational Visits: Risk Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take to simplify his Department's guidance on health and safety for learning outside the classroom.

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the potential impact on the take-up of school subjects of non-inclusion in the English Baccalaureate in each of the next...

      Free School Meals: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many school students in Preston were in receipt of free school meals on 30 September (a) 2010 and (b) 2011.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what steps he plans to take to maintain existing successful schools in areas where free schools are proposed; (2) what consultations are held...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on how many occasions he overturned the original recommendation from his officials on a free school application; and who the applicants were.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which free schools planning to open in 2012 or later have received initial approval in each (a) region, (b) local authority and (c) parliamentary...

      Free Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what methodology his Department uses in respect of the calculation of revenue funding for free schools; how much he has allocated to each free school...

      Free Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reason he has decided to provide funding for free schools specialising in mathematics for 16 to 18 year olds rather than funding for...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with each sector skill council since May 2010.

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of pupils from (a) comprehensive and (b) independent schools achieved (i) three As at A Level and (ii) three A Level passes in (A) 1997...

      Grammar Schools: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils at grammar schools are entitled to free school meals as a proportion of all pupils in (a) the catchment area at the school, (b) the...

      Languages: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils were not entered for a modern foreign language GCSE in each year since 1997.

      Mathematics: Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding will be made available for the new specialist mathematics free schools for 16 to 18 year olds.

      Mathematics: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils did not achieve an (a) A*-C grade and (b) A*-G grade in mathematics GCSE in each year since 1997.

      Mathematics: Specialist Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding was withdrawn from specialist mathematics schools and colleges on the abolition of specialist school status and specialist school networks.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 1 December 2011, Official Report, column 1085W, on music: education, what the budget of the music standards fund will be in...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many and what proportion of pupils achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics at Key Stage 2 in each (a) region, (b)...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to his recent speech on strike action over planned changes to public sector pensions, which individual trades union leaders he was...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of children from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds who are eligible for the...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much he plans to allocate in funding for the pupil premium to Redditch constituency.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take to extend educational opportunities to disadvantaged children; and what assessment he has made of the effect of the new...

      Pupils: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to promote deaf awareness amongst schoolteachers.

      Reading: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many qualified reading recovery teachers there are in schools.

      Reading: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of children receiving reading recovery intervention are eligible for free school meals.

      Reading: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what evaluation his Department plans to undertake on his proposed phonics screening at age six (a) 12 months and (b) 24 months following the...

      Reading: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department plans to issue guidance to primary schools on implementing the phonics screening at age six; and whether any such guidance will...

      Reading: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effects of his proposed phonics screening at age six on children with (a) special educational needs and (b) speech,...

      Schools: Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress he has made on reducing the administrative burden on schools associated with requirements on continuing professional development.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the shortage of (a) primary school places and (b) secondary school places in (i) Lambeth local authority, (ii)...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate his Department has made of the required number of (a) primary and (b) secondary school places in (A) Pendle constituency and (B) East...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what variations in the requirement to comply with the School Admissions Code he has agreed in funding agreements with academies and free schools; and...

      Schools: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of expenditure on all maintained schools was spent on (a) head teachers and other teaching staff, (b) classroom assistants, (c) other...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much matched funding his Department has provided to schools for phonics products and services since May 2010.

      Schools: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effect of increasing use of computers in the classroom on standards of handwriting in (a) primary and (b) secondary...

      Schools: Risk Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to transfer health and safety responsibilities in schools from local authorities to governing bodies.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance he has given to schools regarding the release of PE teachers to organise sport in primary schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Justice Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many meetings of the Social Justice Committee Ministers in his Department have attended since its establishment.

      Special Educational Needs: Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether special educational needs (SEN) funding will change for academies which are within a local authority undertaking a SEN audit.

      Special Educational Needs: Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether funding for specialist education support services for children with special educational needs in academies will be (a) considered a relevant...

      Students: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of its education funding in targeting disadvantaged students in Pendle constituency since...

      Teachers: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teachers were struck off for (a) incompetence and (b) any other reason in each of the last 10 years.

      Teachers: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teachers went through school competency proceedings in each of the last 10 years.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will assess the findings of the National Union of Teachers' technical note, entitled Comparison of payments into and from the Teachers' Pension...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the monetary value was of (a) contributions received and (b) payments made by the Teachers' Pension Scheme (i) in each of the last 10 years and...

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teaching staff completed the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in the 2010-11 school year by (a) phase of the school...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of (a) mathematics, (b) science, (c) biology, (d) chemistry and (e) physics teachers who achieved Qualified Teacher Status in the last...

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate his Department has made of the number of girls in schools whose education has been interrupted by pregnancy in each of the last five years.

  • House of Lords

    • Aerospace

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what level of research and development funding they are making available to the United Kingdom aerospace sector in the financial years (1) 2011-12, (2) 2012-13,...

    • Agriculture: Dairy Farms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the variation to the pilot study to collect antimicrobial resistance and other relevant data from dairy farms with and without extended-spectrum...

      Agriculture: Pig and Poultry Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have drawn any safety concerns to the World Trade Organisation's attention under its sanitary and phytosanitary agreement regarding non-European Union...

      Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a survey of apprentices' pay was undertaken in the past year; and, if so, what were the results and what is their assessment of those results.

      Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the results of, and what is their assessment of, the 2011 Skills for Life Survey.

      Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the results of, and what is their assessment of, the 2010/11 Learner Destination Survey.

      Armed Forces: Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any of the United Kingdom's military personnel stationed in Bahrain in March were engaged in any way on behalf of the government of Bahrain during the uprising.

      Autumn Statement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what improvement they plan in the connections between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as announced in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Autumn Statement.

      Banking: Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the Financial Services Authority's report The failure of the Royal Bank of Scotland, they propose to disqualify Sir Tom McKillop and Sir...

      BBC: World Service Trust

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 28 November (WA 2-3), what are the "development results already being achieved and delivered" by the BBC...

      British Embassies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to expand the High Tech Hub initiative in the British Embassy in Tel Aviv to United Kingdom embassies in other nations.

      Businesses: Renovation Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many regeneration projects have been funded using the Business Premises Renovation Allowance.

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether resources for climate change adaptation and mitigation will be additional to and not taken from the Department for International Development budget.

      Consumer Credit Act 2006

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 16 February (WA 165), what parts of the Consumer Credit Act 2006 have yet to be brought into force.

      Corporate Governance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Wilcox on 7 December (HL Deb, col 715), what actions they are taking to get shareholders in public companies to "take the...

      Crime: Rioting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who they hold responsible for the failure to provide protection to businesses and residents during the August riots; and whether those affected have received...

      Crime: Rioting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total value of claims against public compensation schemes made to date by residents who and businesses which experienced damage during the August...

      Criminal Records

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what checks are made on the criminal records of foreign offenders when they are arrested in the United Kingdom.

      Debt: Pawnbrokers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what amount of money they estimate is borrowed through pawnbrokers in the United Kingdom.

      Elderly People: Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to means-test state pension payments or to alter the current basis of universal benefits for the elderly.

      Elections: Voting System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why citizens of Zimbabwe resident in the United Kingdom are able to vote in United Kingdom elections following the 2003 withdrawal by Zimbabwe from the Commonwealth.

      Employment Tribunals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what work has been done to date in preparation for the next Survey of Employment Tribunal Applications.

      Energy: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what quantity of carbon emissions are generated by the process of extracting one barrel of oil from (1) tar sands, and (2) North Sea oil reserves.

      Energy: Fuel Rebates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Sassoon on 25 November concerning the rural fuel rebate pilot scheme (WS 91-2), why it was necessary to obtain European...

      Energy: Green Deal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to publicise serious breaches of the Green Deal Code of Conduct by assessors or providers; what sanctions will be applicable; and...

      Energy: Green Deal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, under the Green Deal, main contractors will be prohibited from charging Green Deal providers a reference fee.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many homes in the United Kingdom were using pre-payment meters according to (1) energy supplier, and (2) region, in each of the last five years.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of homes using pre-payment meters are in debt, or have accumulated arrears with their energy supplier; and what is the total level of those arrears...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of pre-payment meter energy customers who are disconnected by their energy supplier due to non-payment.

      Energy: Oil Sands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government , further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 13 December (HL13910), with which (a) oil companies, (b) trade associations, and (c) organisations representing...

      Environment: Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the variation agreed in the air quality modelling review.

      Environment: Soil

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the variation agreed in the project "Climate change impacts on soil biota-development of experimental methodology".

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are providing funds for the Palestinian Trauma Centre in Gaza.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms amongst children and mothers of young children in Gaza.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the (1) date of purchase, (2) amount, (3) supplier and (4) level 3 or enhanced transaction entry of each transaction undertaken by the Department for...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the salary band and the employer pension contribution percentage on 1 October 1997 for a teaching assistant; and what are the figures now.

      Health: Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the comparatively low pancreatic cancer survival rates in the United Kingdom. To ask Her Majesty's Government...

      Health: Dangerous Pathogens

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what, if any, discussions they have had regarding an international convention on the safe transportation of pathogens.

      Health: Dermatology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to address the psychological effects of psoriasis and other debilitating skin conditions. To ask Her Majesty's Government what...

      Higher Education: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to how many sixth-form colleges in Merseyside they awarded grants in 2008, 2009 and 2010; and where those colleges are.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many homes will be built in each Norfolk local authority area under the 2011-14 Framework Development Agreements with the Homes and Communities Agency,...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many affordable houses were built for rent in Southport during 2008, 2009 and 2010.

      Inquiries: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what legislation the inquiries into the deaths of Billy Wright, Rosemary Nelson and Robert Hamill were conducted; and what were the costs of each of those...

      International Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, taking into account the 2005 Paris Declaration, what were the outcomes of the recent High Level Forum on Aid in Busan, South Korea; and what action they are...

      Iran: Camp Ashraf

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to promote international scrutiny of Iran's human rights record, with particular reference to the situation of refugees in Camp Ashraf and the...

      Metal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the variation agreed in the heavy metal deposition mapping project.

      Migration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have undertaken a comparative study of United Kingdom net migration figures and those of other individual European Union member states; and, if so,...

      NHS: Foundation Trusts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average length of time taken for an NHS trust application for Foundation Trust status to (1) reach Monitor, and (2) be decided.

      Northern Ireland Office: Consultants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 6 December (WA 148), concerning consultants employed by the Northern Ireland Office, who else applied...

      Northern Ireland Office: Consultants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 6 December (WA 148) concerning consultants employed by the Northern Ireland Office to carry out an...

      Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what savings were made by the Northern Ireland Office during 2010-11; and what reduction in staff was involved, if any.

      Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review any extra payments and bonuses to be paid to staff of the Northern Ireland Office; and, if so, when, how, and by whom the review will...

      Northern Ireland Office: Taxis and Cars

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, as part of the cuts due to the Northern Ireland Office's budget over the next two years, whether the arrangement for the provision of taxis and cars for staff...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 12 December (WA 220) stating that "the Government remains clear that reaching agreement within...

      Northern Ireland: Security Restrictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for security restrictions in lower Chichester Street, Belfast, which prevent its use by buses and cars; what security criteria were used for the...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to work with other agencies and donors to ensure sufficient finance to enable disabled children to access education under the Millennium Development...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that teacher training delivered under their commitments to international development contributes to opportunities for children...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage and monitor the involvement of disabled people in developing countries in the design of aid programmes directed towards...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which budget lines are likely to be affected by the proposed reduction in overseas development aid.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Department for International Development bilateral funding for country programmes will be reduced.

      Parking: Evenings and Weekends

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, in the light of the Portas Review, of the proposals by Westminster City Council to levy parking charges at evenings and weekends.

      Patrick Finucane

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what legislation the previously proposed inquiry into the death of Patrick Finucane was intended to be conducted.

      Patrick Finucane

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 8 December (WA 198), whether they have made payments to Madden and Finucane Solicitors of any sort in...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 11 August (WA 429-30), whether the Transport for London (TfL) Pension Fund is one of the entities reporting to HM...

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage independent candidates to stand for election as Police and Crime Commissioners in November 2012.

      Police: Pursuits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police officers in Kent Police and Sussex Police have been granted permission to have paid employment or business interests outside of policing in 2011;...

      Prisoners: Voting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have discussed with the governments of France, Germany and Spain the practical arrangements for prisoner voting.

      Prisoners: Voting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the cost to date of their work on implementing the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Hirst (No. 2) v United Kingdom on...

      Railways: Stations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been spent on the upgrading of railway stations in each of the past three years.

      Schools: Milk

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many local authorities in 2010-11 and 2011-12 have offered their school children (1) "dental milk", and (2) ordinary milk.

      Second World War: Debts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 15 November (WA 141-2) concerning debts associated with the Second World War, with what countries was a...

      Somalia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effects of Al-Shabab's recent disruption of the work of non-governmental organisations and United Nations agencies in...

      Stateless People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many stateless persons are currently residing in the United Kingdom. To ask Her Majesty's Government how they identify stateless persons residing in the United...

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the yield of income tax for the year 2010-11; and what it would have been if those earning under £15,000 paid nothing and assuming that all other...

      Telephone Hacking: Investigators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the phone hacking investigations and the involvement of private investigators employed by the media, what plans they have to license such...

      Transport: Heavy Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what would be the percentage increase in carbon dioxide emissions by articulated heavy goods vehicles and rigid heavy goods vehicles on single carriageway roads if...

      Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many young people are not in employment, education or training in the north west of England; and how this compares with other regions of the United Kingdom.

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