Written answers

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

  • Defence

    • A400M Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the effect of changes in exchange rates on the cost of purchasing A400M aircraft.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Commonwealth service personnel of each country of origin in UK forces have been (a) killed and (b) seriously injured in (i) Afghanistan since...

      Air Force: Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether WE.177 munitions have been stored at (a) RAF Kinloss, (b) RAF Lossiemouth, (c) RAF Leuchars and (d) RAF Machrihanish.

      Air Force: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment his Department has made of the primary source of radium contamination at (a) RAF Kinloss, (b) RAF Machrihanish, (c) RNAS...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the current catapult and trap design for the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers and the compatibility of the F-35C...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what comparison he has made of the size of the traps planned for the (a) Queen Elizabeth class and (b) Gerald Ford class aircraft carriers.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has received an interim report on the carrier variant conversion investigation; and if not, when he expects to receive such a report.

      Ammunition: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the security of ammunition when transported by (a) road and (b) rail.

      Ammunition: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he is considering the introduction of any new security measures for the transportation by road of projectile ammunition; and if he will make a...

      Ammunition: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what procedures exist to ensure that drivers of ammunition lorries are not under the influence of alcohol while at work.

      Ammunition: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the last review of arrangements for the security of ammunition transported by road was conducted.

      Ammunition: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether civilian personnel have been used in place of (a) Ministry of Defence Police and (b) military personnel to escort ammunition convoys from...

      Ammunition: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what occasions lorries loaded with ammunition have been involved in (a) collisions and (b) major mechanical breakdowns in the last 10 years.

      Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many dogs have been employed by his Department in the last year; what their duties were; and what the cost of such employment was; (2) how...

      Armed Forces: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions his Department has had with Fife Council on any requirement for additional school places in the Leuchars area when the Army takes up its...

      Armed Forces: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Army personnel and (b) Army personnel who had enlisted under the age of 18 undertook GCSE English or mathematics qualifications during (i)...

      Armed Forces: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much Single Food Supply expenditure was incurred by his Department for personnel not on military operations in 2010-11.

      Armed Forces: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the case for allowing more medals to be worn by armed forces personnel which have been awarded by Commonwealth countries;...

      Armed Forces: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the case for a National Defence Medal; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment he has made of the case for the Honours and Decorations Committee to accept representations in person from veterans; and if he will...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of recruits who enlisted in the Army under the age of 18 joined the infantry in the latest period for which figures are...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of all new recruits enlisting in (a) the armed forces and (b) the Army undertook Phase One training at (i) AFC Harrogate and...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of recruits undertaking Phase One training at (a) the Army Foundation College in Harrogate and (b) the Army Technical...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) bi-lateral and (b) multi-lateral meetings (i) he and (ii) his officials have had with their international counterparts to discuss the agreement...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to ensure a transparent reporting mechanism and effective monitoring and verification procedures are part of any...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contribution his Department is making to developing policy on the inclusion of import, export, re-export, transit, transhipment, brokering...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of his Department's officials at each grade are working on the arms trade treaty negotiations; whether there has been any change in the...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contribution his Department has made to policy development on including small arms, light weapons and ammunition within the terms of the arms trade...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which representatives from his Department have attended each of the UN Preparatory Committee meetings for the international arms trade treaty; and which...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to ensure negotiations for an arms trade treaty in 2012 include representatives from civil society, non-governmental...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department provides (a) training and (b) detailed briefings on the Arms Trade treaty to staff working in overseas posts; and what steps he is...

      Challenger Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on deploying Challenger 2 tanks in combat operations before the outcome of the review of the CHARM3 weapon system under Article 36 of...

      Challenger Tanks: International Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contingency plans have been put in place in the event that the outcome of the review of the legality of the CHARM3 weapon system under Article 36 of...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times his Department has used the services of debt recovery companies since May 2010; which companies were used; and if he will make a statement.

      Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which of his Department's contractors (a) he and (b) his officials have met to discuss his proposed Defence White Paper since July 2011.

      Defence: Inflation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information his Department holds on the average rate of inflation in the defence industry in each year since 2006.

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Pay

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

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what procedures his Department has put in place to ensure value for money on purchases; and what savings have been realised through use of such...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which contracts his Department has renegotiated following the Strategic Defence and Security Review; what estimate he has made of the savings to the...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what structure his Department uses for the security classification of documents; when it was last reviewed; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on recruitment agencies in each month since September 2011.

      Departmental Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much redundancy pay was paid to civil servants in his Department in each month between September and November 2011.

      Departmental Responsibilities

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

      Departmental Travel

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

      Departmental Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what volunteering (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department have undertaken as part of the One Day Challenge; what the nature of the work...

      Ex-servicemen: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2011, Official Report, column 472W, on ex-servicemen: employment, how many of those who secured employment within...

      Ex-servicemen: War Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many war pensions were paid to nuclear test veterans in each of the last six years.

      Gurkhas: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many Gurkha recipients of UK service pensions who until May 2009 received those pensions in Nepal, now receive them in the UK; (2) how many...

      Japan Tobacco

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

      Jordan Bancroft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of his Department's treatment of the parents of deceased soldier Jordan Bancroft.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to take delivery from Lockheed Martin of the three joint combat aircraft with serial numbers (a) BK-1, (b) BK-2 and (c) CF-17; and where...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when the first Airbus 330-200 Voyager will be delivered to RAF Brize Norton; and when he expects it to be fully operational; (2) what the payment...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of recent reports concerning the (a) Helmet mounted display system, (b) structural airframe and (c) fuel tank venting and...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish his Department's policy including legal assessment on the use of strike-equipped drone aircraft.

      Military Attachés

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which countries have British defence attachés; and what the cost of these was to his Department in 2011.

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Edinburgh West of 5 September 2011, Official Report, column 91W, on military bases: Kirknewton, on what...

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Defence Basing Review Team was provided with estimates of the cost of building new barracks at Kirknewton, West Lothian prior to 18 July 2011.

      Motorways: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) date and (b) location was of each incident on motorways and approaches to motorways involving fires in vehicles carrying ammunition in each...

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which Royal Navy ships are (a) at sea, (b) ready for deployment, (c) at reduced readiness and (d) mothballed; and if he will make a statement.

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what electronic equipment from the (a) Nimrod MR2 and (b) Nimrod MR4A has been installed on (i) aircraft and (ii) naval vessels.

      Warships: Wrecks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy not to sell the wrecks of Royal Navy ships on which there was loss of life.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to answer question (a) 70848, (b) 70850 and (c) 70851, on procurement contracts, tabled on 5 September 2011 for answer on 7 September 2011;...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts Council England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what recent assessment he has made of the value for money of the funding provided for The Public Arts Centre; (2) if he...

    • Arts Council England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many organisations with cinema presentation facilities are regularly funded organisations of Arts Council England.

      BBC: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will consider encouraging the BBC to publish all invoices in excess of £500.

      BBC: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what proportion of revenue collected from the BBC licence fee is paid in Scotland.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many households have new broadband connections as a result of the Government working with house builders.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with BT on the provision of super-fast broadband to the third of the UK population in...

      Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what recent assessment he has made of the progress of the roll-out of super-fast broadband in Scotland; (2) if he will...

      Co-operatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps (a) his Department and (b) those bodies for which his Department is responsible are taking to mark UN Year of the...

      Copyright: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions his Department has had with the Performing Rights Society on ensuring that the royalty payment formula takes...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many times his Department has used the services of debt recovery companies since May 2010; which companies were used; and...

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what public information advertising campaigns his Department ran in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2011-12 to date; and what...

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many apprentices were employed by each public body for which his Department is responsible between (a) April 2010 and...

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to sponsor apprenticeships in each of the public bodies for which...

      Departmental Catering

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

      Departmental Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what equality impact assessments his Department has carried out since May 2010; and for what purpose in each case.

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on recruitment agencies in each month since September 2011.

      Departmental Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much redundancy pay was paid to civil servants in his Department in each month between September and November 2011.

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many temporary staff have been recruited to his Department between September and November 2011.

      Diamond Jubilee 2012: District Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department plans to offer financial support to (a) district councils and (b) town and parish councils to cover...

      Diamond Jubilee 2012: Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of recipients of the Queen's diamond jubilee medal; and what the cost to the public...

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what progress has been made towards the installation of a digital hub in every community by 2015.

      Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much of the sum allocated by his Department for e-infrastructure has been allocated to each region.

      Local Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to support local and community media.

      Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will encourage mobile telephone operators to review their charges for (a) 0800, (b) directory enquiries and (c) other...

      Mobile Phones: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what assessment he has made of the additional number of mobile telephone masts required to deliver national mobile...

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many (a) museums, (b) art galleries and (c) theatres have been built in Liverpool since 1997.

      Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether any (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in his Department have received hospitality from Japan Tobacco...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will discuss with Transport for London and the Mayor publishing in advance dates around the London 2012 Olympic Games...

      Olympic Games 2012: District Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department plans to offer financial support to (a) district councils and (b) town and parish councils which are on...

      Olympic Games 2012: Hexham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will visit Hexham constituency to discuss preparations for the London 2012's Olympics and the local community's...

      Olympic Games 2012: National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Harrow West of 15 December 2011, Official Report, column 832W, on the Olympic...

      Olympic Games 2012: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to ensure that the north- east plays an active role in the London 2012 Olympics ceremonies.

      Olympic Games 2012: Plastic Bags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2011, Official Report, column 832W, on the Olympic Games 2012: plastic bags, whether the...

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what consideration he has given to liberating femtocells on the 190 MHz spectrum in areas where there is a lack of competition...

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many channels of radio spectrum are available for use by wireless microphone operators; and if he will make a statement.

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent progress has been made on ensuring that the 800MHz band is clear of existing users by October 2012; and if he will...

      Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment his Department has made of the proposal to designate British Sign Language as an indigenous minority language...

      Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will have discussions with the Sikh Council UK and Sikh Federation (UK) on policy matters relating to the Sikh community.

      Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department has taken to ensure practising Sikhs are able to wear articles of faith such as the Kirpan when...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will discuss with Ofcom the (a) progress of, (b) reasons for the time taken for and (c) timescale for implementation of...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the telecoms appeals framework in enabling Ofcom to make timely regulatory...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effect on consumers of delays to Ofcom regulation affected by the telecoms appeals framework.

      Telephone Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the financial effects on consumers of non-geographic call prices from (a) mobile telephones and...

      UK Sport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much UK Sport spent on the development of disabled weightlifting in each of the last five years; and how much it has...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what information the Speaker's Committee holds on the effectiveness of electoral...

  • Prime Minister

    • Departmental Email

      To ask the Prime Minister what guidance his Department provides to Ministers, special advisers and officials on the use of personal email accounts to conduct official business.

    • Festivals and Special Occasions

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish the guest list of his recent Eid event.

      Joint Ministerial Committee on the European Union

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 19 December 2011, Official Report, columns 909-10W, which Members of the Cabinet represented the UK Government at the most recent Joint...

  • Leader of the House

    • Legislation

      To ask the Leader of the House whether he plans to publish a Draft Legislative Statement for the next Session of Parliament.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department has taken to deliver affordable housing within mixed sustainable communities.

    • Cleveland Fire Brigade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) funding and (b) advice his Department has provided to Cleveland Fire Brigade on establishing a separate, for-profit...

      Compulsory Purchase

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many compulsory purchase orders have been issued in each local authority area in each of the last five years.

      Co-operatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps (a) his Department and (b) those bodies for which his Department is responsible are taking to mark UN Year of the...

      Council Tax: Non-Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the number of people made bankrupt by local authorities for non-payment of council tax in each of the last...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many times his Department has used the services of debt recovery companies since May 2010; which companies were used; and if...

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many apprentices were employed by each public body for which his Department is responsible between (a) April 2010 and...

      Departmental Catering

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to ensure social value is included when services are commissioned by (a) his Department and...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many parliamentary questions for written answer on a named day by his Department were answered (a) on time, (b) five days...

      Departmental Written Questions

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

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with local authorities regarding the use of empty public buildings prior to decisions to build new...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 7 September 2011, Official Report, column 647W, on the Government Procurement Card, which of the...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Great Yarmouth, of 3 November 2011, Official Report, column 782W, on the...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 10 October 2011, Official Report, column 13W, on the Government Procurement Card, which Ministers...

      High Street Review: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Portas Review, if he will ask local authorities to review their parking strategies.

      Housing Benefit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research his Department is undertaking on the effects of changes in housing benefit rules in London; and how many people he...

      Housing: Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effects of the introduction of the New Homes Bonus in (a) Berkshire, (b) Reading and (c)...

      Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new dwellings for (a) shared ownership, (b) owner-occupation, (c) council tenancy and (d) housing association tenancy...

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the proportion of houses bought in England by people resident outside the UK in the last year for...

      Japan Tobacco

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

      Local Government Association: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding his Department provides to the Local Government Association; and for what purposes.

      Local Government Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to extend the remit of the Local Government Ombudsman to cover (a) parish and (b) town councils.

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to encourage local authorities to use the income from business rates to provide better support for small...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the use made by local authorities of their discretionary powers to give rate concessions to new...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of business rates revenue was paid by companies in the retail sector in each of the last five years.

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will give consideration to publishing a parking league table giving comparative information on the parking charges imposed...

      Parking: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effect of the imposition of car parking charges in town centre locations on the commercial...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will list the local planning authorities that have made submissions to his Department's consultation on the draft National...

      Planning Permission: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of whether there should be a separate definition of the sustainability of development in...

      Planning: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he proposes that the formal consultation on the review of the Use Classes Order will begin.

      Planning: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will ensure that the revised National Planning Policy framework will contain a presumption in favour of town centre...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the likely impact upon neighbourhood plans of the Government's commitment to ensure...

      Retail Trade: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what his policy is on tackling empty shops; and if he will consider introducing empty shop management orders; (2) what...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to introduce an exception from the right to buy scheme in cases where it is demonstrable that (a) sales would...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2011, Official Report, column 486W, on right-to-buy scheme, from which budget he proposes...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Reading (Berkshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes in Reading were sold under the right to buy scheme in each of the last 20 years.

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the median cost was of providing temporary accommodation to homeless households in each bedroom size unit, in each region,...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much airport passenger tax was collected at each airport in each of the last three years.

    • Banks: China

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 10 January 2006, Official Report, column 524W, on banking system (China), if he will provide an updated assessment of the...

      Britain Building Investment Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what he has made of (a) the level of take-up and (b) the effectiveness of the Get Britain Building investment fund.

      Business: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how he plans to monitor whether the cheaper funding received by the banks under the National Loan Guarantee Scheme is passed through to smaller businesses.

      Business: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects that businesses will start to receive investment through his Business Finance Partnership.

      Business: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects that businesses will start to receive loans supported by his National Loan Guarantee Scheme.

      Business: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) net and (b) gross change in bank lending to (i) all businesses and (ii) small and medium-sized enterprises arising from...

      Carbon Sequestration: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the status is of the £1 billion allocated for the carbon capture and storage programme in 2016-17; and if he will make a statement.

      Charitable Trusts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to amend the use of the fit and proper persons test for charity trustees used by HM Revenue and Customs.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to publish draft legislation to implement his proposed changes for higher rate taxpayer households in receipt of child benefit.

      Combined Heat and Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with the Department for Energy and Climate Change on support for micro combined heat and power...

      Combined Heat and Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will meet representatives of the heating and hot water industries to discuss micro combined heat and power and the feed-in tariff.

      Company Liquidations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to ensure that HM Revenue and Customs has the flexibility to delay demands for payment to prevent businesses going into liquidation.

      Debit Cards: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to publish the Government's response to the Office of Fair Trading's recommendations on debit card surcharges; and if he will make a statement.

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many times his Department has used the services of debt recovery companies since May 2010; which companies were used; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much redundancy pay was paid to civil servants in his Department in each month between September and November 2011.

      Departmental Risk Assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what risk registers are held by the public bodies for which his Department is responsible; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many temporary staff have been recruited to his Department between September and November 2011.

      Devolution: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what Barnett consequential funding will be made available to each devolved Administration as a result of the allocation of funding to assist troubled families.

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had on the introduction of a fuel duty rebate in rural areas of Wales.

      Excise Duties: Tobacco

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken to tackle the illicit trade in non-UK duty paid cigarettes.

      Housing Revenue Accounts: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from the Welsh Government on retaining within Wales the monies accrued under the Housing Revenue Account Subsidy Scheme...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the average personal income tax (a) burden and (b) rate on the top (i) 1 per cent. and (ii) 10 per cent. of income earners in...

      Income Tax: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions HM Revenue and Customs has received overpayments of income tax paid by PAYE in each of the last five years.

      Inland Revenue: Gifts and Endowments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer from what date Inland Revenue required its employees to register all hospitality and gifts received.

      Non-domestic Rates: Appeals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many business rates appeals have been (a) received and (b) cleared by the Valuation Office Agency in each (i) region and (ii) local authority in each...

      Personal Savings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the rate of growth in the amount of savings held by UK nationals in each financial year since 2007-08.

      Public Expenditure: Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Barnett consequentials for the Housing Plan for England are.

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 9 November 2011, Official Report, column 340W, on public sector: pensions, whether it is possible to quantify in cash terms the...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average public sector pension is in Wales.

      Revenue and Customs: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much each company awarded a contract for handling calls on tax credits in the HM Revenue and Customs contact centres in Bathgate and Lillyhall will...

      Revenue and Customs: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what taxpayer information staff employed by the private companies who have been awarded the contracts in the HM Revenue and Customs contact centres at...

      Revenue and Customs: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many special severance payments HM Revenue and Customs has made in each of the last three years; and what estimate he has made of the monetary value of...

      Stamp Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps he is taking to reduce the legal avoidance of stamp duty on property sales through company structures; (2) what recent estimate his...

      Stamp Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what advice his Department provides to (a) small business estate agents and (b) other small businesses considering promoting the legal avoidance of stamp...

      Trading Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to further regulate the sale of exchange traded funds, including synthetic traded funds, to retail investors; and if he will make a statement.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether legislative change is required to enable HM Revenue and Customs to share real time PAYE information with the Department for Work and Pensions for...

      VAT: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will review arrangements for the refunding of overpayments of VAT paid by individuals to companies which have subsequently gone into liquidation.

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many couples with children receive working tax credit in respect of employment of between 16 and 24 hours per week in each parliamentary...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Islington North of 31 October 2011, Official Report, column 374W, on Adam...

    • Algeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Algerian authorities on the religious freedom of Christians in that country.

      Algeria: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Algerian government on Ordinance 06-03 on freedom of religious expression in that country.

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who will lead the UK negotiating delegation (a) in preparation for and (b) at the next UN Preparatory Committee for the...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) bi-lateral and (b) multi-lateral meetings (i) he and (ii) his officials have had with their international counterparts...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure a transparent reporting mechanism and effective monitoring and verification...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure a transparent reporting mechanism and effective monitoring and verification...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contribution his Department is making to developing policy on the inclusion of import, export, re-export, transit,...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many of his Department's officials at each grade are working on the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations; whether there has been...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has asked the National Security Council to discuss the Arms Trade Treaty.

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contribution his Department has made to policy development on including small arms, light weapons and ammunition within the...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department provides (a) training and (b) detailed briefings on the arms trade treaty to all staff working in...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions (a) he has had and (b) his officials have had with their EU counterparts on the EU position on the arms...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure that negotiations on the arms trade treaty in 2012 include representatives from...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which representatives from his Department have attended each of the UN Preparatory Committee meetings for the International Arms...

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) contacts and (b) meetings the UK embassy in Bahrain has had with human rights groups in the last 12 months; and if he...

      British Nationals Abroad: Kidnapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support his Department provides to relatives of British nationals kidnapped overseas.

      British Nationals Abroad: Kidnapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens have been kidnapped abroad in each of the last five years.

      Colombia: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia to reach a...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times his Department has used the services of debt recovery companies since May 2010; which companies were used; and if...

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many apprentices were employed by each public body for which his Department is responsible between (a) April 2010 and March...

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to sponsor apprenticeships in each of the public bodies for which his...

      Departmental Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what equality impact assessments his Department has carried out since May 2010; and for what purpose in each case.

      Departmental Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much redundancy pay was paid to civil servants in his Department in each month between September and November 2011.

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2011, Official Report, column 602W, on departmental written questions, what the question...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of its provision of consular services in each overseas country; and...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what criteria his Department uses to determine what forms of consular service it provides in overseas countries; and if he will...

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on recruitment agencies in each month since September 2011.

      Eritrea: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of Eritrea on (a) its human rights observance and (b) the UN sanctions policy;...

      Ethiopia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of (a) Somalia and (b) Ethiopia on the Ogaden and its people; and if he...

      Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the level of staff resource allocated to the team within his Department with responsibility for...

      Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of an attempted economic blockade of the Falkland Islands by Argentina; and what steps he is taking...

      Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on relations between Argentina and British companies wishing to work in the Falkland Islands.

      Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many forced marriage cases have occurred in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many forced marriages the Forced Marriage Unit has prevented in each of the last five years.

      Forced Marriage: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many victims of forced marriages were (a) women, (b) men and (c) under the age of 16 years in each of the last five years.

      Haiti: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government has taken steps within the UN to seek a change in the UN mandate in Haiti from one of peacekeeping to one...

      Ilois: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total legal costs have been incurred to date by his Department in defending actions brought by the Chagos Islanders;...

      Lancaster House: Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the energy performance certificate rating is of Lancaster House.

      Laos: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department plans to provide a permanently staffed consular service in Laos.

      Laos: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consular services his Department provides to British citizens in Laos; and if he will make a statement.

      Libya: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department plans to apply to the UN Sanctions Committee to release some or all of the Libyan assets frozen in the UK.

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what access to security information held by the (a) current government and (b) previous regime in Libya has been offered to UK...

      Nigeria: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what steps his Department is taking to promote equality in Nigeria; (2) whether he has held discussions with his Nigerian...

      Occupied Territories: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the contribution of the Minister for Europe of 14 December 2011, Official Report, column 304WH, on Israel, under...

      Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) if he will have discussions with the Sikh Council UK and Sikh Federation (UK) on policy matters relating to the Sikh...

      Somalia: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who will attend the International Conference on Somalia in London in February 2012.

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the recent publication in Sri Lanka of the report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, what...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2011, Official Report, column 607W, on Sri Lanka: politics and government, what assessment...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the establishment of an international investigation into alleged wartime abuses in Sri Lanka; and if he...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to support an international investigative mechanism into the Sri Lankan conflict; and if he will...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings officials of his Department (a) have had and (b) plan to have with members of the United Nations...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the (a) comprehensiveness and (b) accuracy of the report of the Sri Lankan Government's Lessons...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings he (a) has had and (b) plans to have with his counterpart in (i) in Sri Lanka and (ii) elsewhere on the report of...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consideration he has given to the recommendations contained in the Sri Lankan Government's Lessons Learnt and...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received from (a) the International Crisis Group, (b) Amnesty International and (c) Human Rights...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the contribution by the hon. Member for North East Bedfordshire of 15 September 2011, Official Report, column 1291,...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the witness protection mechanisms of Sri Lanka’s Lessons...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on implementation of the recommendations in the UN Panel...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of Sri Lanka’s Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission report.

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his most recent assessment is of the political situation in Sri Lanka.

      Syria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations to the Syrian government he has made arising from reports of the persecution of Christians in Syria; what...

      Syria: Opposition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what diplomatic recognition he has given to representatives of the Syrian opposition.

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on how many refugees have left Syria for (a) Turkey, (b) Jordan and (c) Lebanon in 2011 to date.

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Syria.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish his Department's policy on the provision of intelligence to facilitate attacks by drone aircraft.

      Yemen: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 2 November 2011, Official Report, columns 665-66W, on Yemen, what assessment he has made of whether...

  • Wales

    • Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps the Government are taking to help small and medium-sized enterprises in Wales to grow.

    • Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether her Department plans to hold a (a) Christmas carol concert and (b) Christmas party for its staff in 2011.

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions she has had with (a) the First Minister of the Welsh Government and (b) representatives of the coal industry in Wales; and if she...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many times her Department has used the services of debt recovery companies since May 2010; which companies were used; and if she will make a statement.

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much redundancy pay was paid to civil servants in her Department in each month between September and November 2011.

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what secondments there have been to her Department from (a) industry and (b) the third sector since May 2010; what the (i) purpose and (ii) duration is of...

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many temporary staff were recruited to her Department between September and November 2011.

      Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales on what date she last met the Chair of the Commission on Devolution in Wales.

      Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many nights she has spent in North Wales on official business since May 2010.

      Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many visits to Wales she (a) made in 2011 and (b) expects to make in 2012.

      Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when she last visited (a) Cardiff, (b) Swansea, (c) Newport, (d) Bangor, (e) Anglesey, (f) Blaenau Gwent, (g) Merthyr Tydfil, (h) Pontypridd, (i)...

      Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many official visits she has made to (a) Wales and (b) North Wales since May 2010.

      Domestic Visits: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many times she has (a) visited and (b) met representatives of (i) the university of Wales, (ii) Cardiff university, (iii) Swansea university, (iv)...

      Domestic Visits: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) schools and (b) hospitals she has visited in Wales since May 2010.

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department spent on recruitment agencies in each month since September 2011.

      Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) on what dates she last met the First Minister to discuss the ending of the Social Fund; (2) on what dates she last met the First Minister to discuss...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions she has had with the First Minister of the Welsh Government on the future of the tourist industry in Wales; and if she will make a...

      Welsh Conservative Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales on what date she last met the Leader of the Welsh Conservative Group in the National Assembly for Wales in an official capacity.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Manpower

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

    • Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent on recruitment agencies in each month since September 2011.

      Departmental Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much redundancy pay was paid to civil servants in his Department in each month between September and November 2011.

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many temporary staff were recruited to his Department between September and November 2011.

      Japan Tobacco International: Ministerial Policy Advisers

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

  • Scotland

    • Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential effect on the Scottish economy of the Government's proposals for...

    • Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the likely effect of proposed legislation on banking on levels of employment in the financial sector in Scotland.

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many times his Department has used the services of debt recovery companies since May 2010; which companies were used; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what equality impact assessments his Department has carried out since May 2010; and for what purpose in each case.

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on recruitment agencies in each month since September 2011.

      Departmental Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much redundancy pay was paid to civil servants in his Department in each month between September and November 2011.

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many temporary staff were recruited to his Department between September and November 2011.

      Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent devolution issues the Advocate General has considered; and if he will make a statement.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with (a) the Scottish Government, (b) Scottish colleges, (c) the Scottish Trades Union Congress, (d) the Convention of...

      Japan Tobacco International: Ministerial Policy Advisers

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

      Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland for what reason his Department did not apply for costs against Derek Traynor and James Fisher following their unsuccessful application for judicial review.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has had discussions with the First Minister for Scotland on the future of cross-border rail services.

  • Attorney-General

    • Cyber Crime: Business

      To ask the Attorney-General what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the current system for prosecuting cyber crime against businesses.

    • Departmental Equality

      To ask the Attorney-General what equality impact assessments the Law Officers' Departments have carried out since May 2010; and for what purpose in each case.

      E-mail

      To ask the Attorney-General what guidance the Law Officers' Departments provide to Ministers and officials on the use of personal email accounts to conduct official business.

      Japan Tobacco

      To ask the Attorney-General whether any Ministers in the Law Officers' Departments have received hospitality from Japan Tobacco International since May 2010.

  • Health

    • NHS Reorganisation Cost

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of NHS reorganisation in (a) Bolton West constituency and (b) England.

    • Early Access Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on the effect of the early access scheme on cancer patients for whom there are no alternative treatments.

      Maternity Provision: Outer North East London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of maternity provision in outer north-east London.

      Whistleblowing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to encourage whistleblowing in the NHS.

      Access to Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure drugs approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence are made available to all patients in the NHS.

      Excess Winter Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to ensure the NHS has a strategy to prevent excess winter deaths.

      Patient Data

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to reach agreement with the NHS on the governance arrangements for use of patient data for research purposes in all constituent parts of...

      A and E Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS hospitals do not have a type one (major) accident and emergency department; and which NHS hospitals have (a) gained and (b) lost such a...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the pricing of alcohol and its effect on health.

      Brain Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on funding for brain cancer research in each year since 2006.

      Care Quality Commission: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons external applicants are unable to apply for jobs with the Care Quality Commission.

      Carers: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much he has allocated to investment in carers services within the baseline allocations for primary care trusts in 2012-13; and how much he plans to...

      Computer Sciences Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many contracts his Department has awarded to the Computer Sciences Corporation since May 2010; and what the (a) purpose, (b) monetary value and (c)...

      Computer Sciences Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what services the Computer Sciences Corporation (a) provides to the NHS and (b) will provide to the NHS up to the end of 2013.

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times his Department has used the services of debt recovery companies since May 2010; which companies were used; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many apprentices were employed by each public body for which his Department is responsible between (a) April 2010 and March 2011 and (b) April and...

      Departmental Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much redundancy pay was paid to civil servants in his Department in each month between September and November 2011.

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many temporary staff were recruited to his Department between September and November 2011.

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many statemented deafblind or multi-sensory impaired children have been provided with intervention support in the latest period for which figures are...

      Doctors: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average retirement age was of (a) a hospital consultant and (b) a GP in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Drugs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in respect of applications to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency for a licence for the importation of medicines from other EU member...

      Drugs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what medicines subject to licensing by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency are medicines of which there is currently a shortage in the...

      Dystonia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the funding policies are for each of the 10 specialised commissioning groups in relation to deep brain stimulation for severe dystonia; (2)...

      Electro-convulsive Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of times that electro-convulsive therapy has been administered in NHS facilities in each of the last...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost to the public purse of a GP consultation has been since 1997 in (a) walk-in centres and (b) all other GP practices.

      Health Services: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the potential effect on recruitment and retention of NHS staff in the North East region of the Government's forthcoming...

      Health Visitors: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) target and (b) actual number of health visitor training commissions in the North West Strategic Health Authority was in 2011-12; what steps...

      Herbal Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the number of herbal medicinal products on sale in the UK which exceed the daily dose approved for traditional herbal...

      Injuries: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were admitted to hospital as a result of being bitten by a dog in England and Wales in each of the last three years.

      Japan Tobacco

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

      Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many redundancies have been announced in the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in each of the last 12 months; and how many...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people in each age group under 25 years of age who have received mental health treatment in the last 10 years.

      Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to (a) provide integrated care processes and (b) establish managed clinical networks for neuromuscular conditions; and if he will make a...

      Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the report by the National Audit Office on Services for people with neurological conditions, HC 1586, what steps he plans to take to...

      Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the role of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence clinical guidelines in the convergence of...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the performance of early implementer (a) health and wellbeing boards and (b) local healthwatch organisations in encouraging...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure drugs approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence are made available to all patients in the NHS.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that NHS trusts procure third generation Picture Archiving and Communications Systems; (2) what estimate he has...

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was paid in pension payments from the NHS pension scheme in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was paid in contributions to the NHS Pension Scheme by NHS (a) employees and (b) employers in 2008-09.

      NHS: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost of redundancy payments to NHS staff was in 2011.

      Out of Area Treatment: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients ordinarily resident in Scotland have had elective surgery in hospitals in England in each of the last five years.

      Pain: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2008, what steps he is taking to increase the availability of specialist pain clinics in...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 10 October 2011, Official Report, column 312W, on radiotherapy, what steps he plans to take to ensure that primary care...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 6 September 2011, Official Report, column 587W, on radiotherapy, what his policy is on penalties for commissioners who do...

      Stem Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had on the future use of stem cells.

      Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had on the merits of introducing a responsibility deal relating to drinks with added sugar or artificial sweeteners.

      Telemedicine: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of likely savings from using telemedicine technologies in care homes.

      Treatment Centres: Runcorn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to make a decision on the future use of the Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre in Runcorn.

      Tuberculosis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on the implementation of the action plan on multi-drug resistant and extremely drug...

      University College Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the public purse was of (a) building and (b) demolishing the hybrid operating theatre at University College Hospital; what the cost to...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Coal Fired Power Stations: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which coal-fired power stations will close under the EU Large Combustion Plant Directive; and how many running hours remain for each plant.

    • Coal: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he has any plans to buy out the national concessionary fuel entitlements of current recipients.

      Coal: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects the national concessionary fuel allowance scheme to end.

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many apprentices were employed by each public body for which his Department is responsible between (a) April 2010 and March 2011...

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to sponsor apprenticeships in each of the public bodies for which his...

      Departmental Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many times his Department has used the services of debt recovery companies since May 2010; which companies were used; and if he...

      Departmental Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what equality impact assessments his Department has carried out since May 2010; and for what purpose in each case.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the total cost of levy-funded energy policies in 2010-11 prices between April 2002 and the latest...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will ensure that the same opportunities for fuel bill management are provided to those living in rural areas and those living in...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations he has made to energy companies to ensure that consumers on prepayment meters can benefit from the most economical...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2011, Official Report, column 803W, on electricity prices, what the monetary value will be of a...

      Energy: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations he has received from the Welsh Government on the transfer of powers relating to energy generation above 50MW since...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on support for combined heat and power units; what assessment he has made of the effect on users of such units of...

      EU Emission Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the EU emission trading scheme in each year since its introduction.

      Fossil Fuel Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much revenue was held in the fossil fuel levy fund for England and Wales in the last financial year for which figures are...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has to include energy efficient heating circulation pumps on the list of items eligible for funding under the terms of...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the Green Deal will require that all payments to sub-contractors be made within 30 days of the completion of work; and if he...

      Natural Gas: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what assessment he has made of the report by the United States Environmental Protection Agency into the effect of hydraulic...

      Natural Gas: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has met representatives of the Environment Agency to discuss the link between hydraulic fracturing and water pollution; and...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of the domestic energy supply has been provided by nuclear power in each of the last 10 years; and what targets he has...

      Nuclear Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has made an assessment of the use in (a) China, (b) Russia and (c) India of thorium reactors to provide a domestic source of...

      Nuclear Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policy on nuclear power of the Office for Nuclear Development's...

      Nuclear Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the Office for Nuclear Development's recent decision to grant interim design acceptance of generic designs for two...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of domestic energy supply has been provided by renewable energy in each of the last 10 years; whether future targets...

      Renewable Energy: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate has been made of the cost to the public purse of the EU Renewable Energy Directive in each year since its introduction.

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which companies (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have met to discuss the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in the last six...

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to announce a decision on whether bioliquids will be included in the Renewable Heat Incentive; and if he will make a...

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with (a) Ministers and (b) officials in HM Treasury about the inclusion of bioliquids in the Renewable Heat...

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) whether the introduction of phase two of the Renewable Heating Incentive will coincide with the commencement of the Green Deal...

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the potential effects of his proposals to reform the banding of renewables obligation certificates for...

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consideration he has given to the definition of eligible gasification and pyrolysis technologies in his proposals to reform the...

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his proposed changes to the renewables obligation will result in the cancelling of any proposed renewable projects.

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has calculated the potential change in the level of generation from advanced thermal technologies as a result of the...

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of employment in the renewable energy sector of his proposals to reform the...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions his Department has had with industry to encourage the take-up of integrated solar systems; and if he will make a statement.

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many companies his (a) Department and (b) consultants contacted directly for cost information to inform the proposals to change...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to publish his response to the consultation on the solar power feed-in tariff.

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what directions he has issued on the treatment of the viability of a wind farm application as material planning consideration.

  • International Development

    • Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) bi-lateral and (b) multi-lateral meetings (i) he and (ii) his officials have had with their international counterparts to...

    • Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many of his Department's officials at each grade are working on the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations; whether there has been any...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which representatives from his Department have attended each of the UN Preparatory Committee meetings for the International Arms Trade...

      Departmental Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many times his Department has used the services of debt recovery companies since May 2010; which companies were used; and if he...

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he plans to publish the outcome of his Department's review of its support for water and sanitation programmes.

      Nigeria: Equality

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

  • Home Department

    • Stalking And Harassment: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether she has any plans to negotiate a code of conduct in respect of stalking and harassment with social media providers; (2) if she...

    • Age: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to publish her response to her Department's consultation on ending age discrimination in services, public functions and...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps she is taking to encourage the use of temporary banning orders by police forces to deal with alcohol-related anti-social...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many independent inspections of laboratories conducting animal research there have been in each year since 1997; and how many such...

      Animal Experiments: Botulinum Toxin

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress her Department has made on promoting the use of alternatives to animals as soon as is practicable; whether she plans to stop...

      Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to European Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes, what her policy is on the use of...

      Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effect on the prospects for successful implementation of her policy to reduce dependence on wild caught...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been sent to the UK under the European Arrest Warrant, in order to face prosecution, in each year since its inception,...

      Asylum

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

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum claims were concluded within (a) six, (b) 12, (c) 18 and (d) 24 months in each of the last five years.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was paid in compensation to asylum seekers in each of the last five years; and what the 20 largest sums of compensation paid out in...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the detention data tables Immigration Statistics April to June 2011, how many detainees granted temporary admission or...

      Brodie Clark

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when in 2011 (a) she and (b) the Minister of State for Immigration had meetings with Brodie Clark.

      Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on the number of shed burglaries in Nottinghamshire which were categorised as (a) burglaries and (b)...

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the funds provided by her Department in respect of compensation following the public disorder of August 2011 are allocated from...

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Morecambe and Lunesdale of 24 November 2011, Official Report, column 481W, on civil disorder,...

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will place in the Library a copy of the letter she sent to Chairs of Police Authorities with guidance on her Department's response to...

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what response she plans to make to the claim by the Metropolitan Police for special grant funding to reimburse the estimated additional costs...

      Civil Disorder: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what meetings she has had with (a) the Metropolitan Police Commissioner and (b) the Mayor of London on changes to the Service Mobilisation...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effect of high levels of crime on the commercial viability of high streets.

      Crime: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost of personal and household crime to the economy in 2010.

      Crime: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she last met the Cabinet Secretary for Justice in the Scottish Government to discuss serious and organised crime.

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to ensure that crimes relating to honour-based violence are recorded in a separate category from other offences by...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department has taken to develop and implement a national strategy to tackle honour-based violence.

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times her Department has used the services of debt recovery companies since May 2010; which companies were used; and if she will...

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many apprentices were employed by each public body for which her Department is responsible between (a) April 2010 and March 2011 and (b)...

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to sponsor apprenticeships in each of the public bodies for which her Department is...

      Departmental Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what equality impact assessments her Department has carried out since May 2010; and for what purpose in each case.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK Border Agency staff were based at (a) London Heathrow, (b) London Gatwick, (c) London Stansted, (d) Birmingham, (e) Manchester,...

      Departmental Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish a list of all meetings held between Home Office Ministers and Brodie Clarke between 1 January and 5 November 2011.

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on recruitment agencies in each month since September 2011.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many meetings she has had with hon. Members of each political party since May 2010.

      Departmental Temporary Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many temporary staff were recruited to her Department between September and November 2011.

      Departmental Written Questions

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

      Deportation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals were deported after having served a custodial sentence in England and Wales in each year between 1997 and 2010.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many decisions were revised in the claimant's favour at reconsideration stage in respect of (a) employment and support allowance and (b)...

      Domestic Violence: Charitable Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her Department's policy is on encouraging local police forces to engage with charitable organisations in order to co-ordinate action to...

      Domestic Violence: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department under what circumstances restraining orders under section 12 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 have been made in instances...

      Domestic Violence: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what range of conducts have been prohibited following the imposition of restraining orders under section 12 of the Domestic Violence, Crime...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to section 30 of the Coalition Agreement, what recent progress she has made in authorising the use of drug analyser technologies.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to publish the report of its review of khat.

      Drugs: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) arrested for possession of and (b) charged with possession of (i) ecstasy or MDMA, (ii) ketamine, (iii) LSD, (iv)...

      Drugs: UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many seizures of (a) class A and (b) class B drugs the UK Border Agency made in the first six months of 2011.

      Drugs: UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) cocaine, (b) crack cocaine, (c) heroin, (d) methadone, (e) herbal cannabis, (f) cannabis resin and (g) amphetamines was seized...

      Drugs: UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many ecstasy tablets the UK Border Agency seized in the first six months of 2011.

      Drugs: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues in the Department for Education on the role of personal, social and health education...

      Extradition: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons the Russian Federation is listed as a Category 2 territory with respect to extradition procedures.

      Extradition: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2011, Official Report, column 864W, on extradition: USA, for what reason it would prejudice proceedings...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the most common countries of origin are of victims of forced marriages.

      Foreign Nationals: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish her Department's report on foreign national offenders awaiting deportation.

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether forensic science exhibits related to criminal cases are to be transferred to the National Forensics Archive after the closure of the...

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the place of forensic science within her...

      Forensic Science Service: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effect on (a) the future of drug profiling and (b) Dart-MS technology of the closure of the Forensic...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons she has decided to discontinue the production and publication of a human trafficking strategy jointly with the Scottish...

      Human Trafficking: Moldova

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the extent of human trafficking between Moldova and the UK.

      Human Trafficking: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people charged with offences related to human trafficking in the last 12 months have subsequently been prosecuted.

      Human Trafficking: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her most recent estimate is of the level of trafficking in the UK for the purposes of (a) sexual exploitation, (b) forced labour and (c)...

      Human Trafficking: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been charged with (a) trafficking of women prostitute offences and (b) controlling sex workers in the London area since...

      Human Trafficking: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people (a) in each age group and (b) of each nationality and country of origin had been identified as victims of trafficking in the...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2011, Official Report, column 458W, on illegal immigrants, how many overstayers have been identified by...

      Illegal Immigrants: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on the number of people who were detained while trying to enter the UK illegally through (a) Northern...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2011, Official Report, columns 776-77W, on immigrants: detainees, how many of the detainees have...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average processing time for indefinite leave to remain was on (a) 1 October 2011 and (b) in each of the last five years.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will list the (a) ports, (b) airports and (c) other immigration facilities visited by the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is her policy to prioritise consideration of valid in-time applications for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) over other...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many outstanding immigration cases there are currently in the UK Border Agency-controlled archive which are not being reviewed and on...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the effects of the changes in immigration rules in 2007 and 2011 on the number of (a) overseas...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) senior officials in her Department have had with (i) airport operators and (ii) airline companies at...

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to section 30 of the Coalition Agreement, what recent progress she has made in tackling rogue private sector wheel clampers.

      Legal Advice and Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on obtaining external legal advice in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Legal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of the Government Legal Service are based in her Department.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when she plans to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Weaver Vale of (a) 8 April 2011 and (b) 30 June 2011 on behalf of Mr...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will arrange for the hon. Member for Walsall North to receive a reply to her letter of 15 November 2011 to the UK Border Agency...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects the UK Border Agency to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North of 21 November 2011 concerning a...

      Metropolitan Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the images held by the Association of Chief Police Officers and transferred to the Metropolitan police were subsequently erased...

      National Policing Improvement Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made by the National Policing Improvement Agency on the UK’s compliance with EU Council Framework Decision...

      Non-molestation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many arrests for offences of contempt of court where the offence related to a breach of a non-molestation injunction order there...

      Offenders: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-UK EU citizens from each member state were (a) arrested, (b) charged and (c) convicted under each type of offence committed...

      Offensive Behaviour: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Cabinet Secretary for Justice in the Scottish Government on cross-border issues arising from...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions she has had discussions with chief police officers since 6 August 2011; and whether she has received correspondence...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) which police forces (a) she and (b) each Minister in her Department has visited since January 2011; (2) when (a) she and (b) Ministers...

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what resources she plans to provide for (a) publicity and (b) measures to encourage a diverse range of candidates in respect of the positions...

      Police Federation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) on what dates she met officials from the Police Federation in the last 12 months; (2) on how many occasions she has met...

      Police Stations: Medway

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the use of virtual police stations in the Medway towns.

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department has taken to reduce the burden of administration for the police.

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of time on average (a) all officers and (b) patrol officers spent (i) on (A) incident and (B) non-incident-related paperwork...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sex offender management staff were employed by police authorities in (a) 2009, (b) 2010 and (c) 2011.

      Police: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when she last met her counterpart in the Scottish Government to discuss mutual aid in policing for the London 2012 Olympics; (2) how...

      Police: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 1 November 2011, Official Report, column 500W, on police: surveillance, whether elected police commissioners will...

      Police: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with Ministers in the Welsh Government on the formation of Policing and Crime Panels in Wales to scrutinise the...

      Post Codes

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

      Prevent Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what responsibilities in respect of the Prevent Strategy have been transferred from her Department to the Department for Communities and...

      Prevent Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms she has put in place to ensure co-operation between her Department and the Department for Communities and Local Government on...

      Prevent Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding allocated to the Prevent Strategy has been transferred from her Department to the Department for Communities and Local...

      Smuggling: Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on the tackling tobacco smuggling strategy in 2009-10.

      Smuggling: Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department has taken to combat the distribution of counterfeit cigarettes in (a) Leicester and (b) the east midlands.

      Social Justice Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many meetings of the Social Justice Committee she has attended since its establishment.

      Statisticians

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many statisticians (a) her Department employs and (b) are seconded to her Department by the Office for National Statistics.

      Theft: Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the provisions of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 in deterring metal theft.

      Tobacco: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in her Department have received hospitality from Japan Tobacco International since May 2010.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to introduce annual subscription fees for volunteers who undergo portable Criminal Records Bureau checks.

      Vetting: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans her Department has to introduce charges for Criminal Records Bureau and vetting and barring checks for volunteers in the...

      Victims: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many transgender murder victims there have been in each of the last five years.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of renewing a UK visa which had been lost or stolen in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008, (d) 2009, (e) 2010 and (f) 2011.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when she plans to answer Question 80509 on border controls, tabled on 8 November 2011 for named day answer on 14 November 2011; (2)...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to answer question 77339, tabled on 25 October 2011 for answer on 27 October 2011, on departmental procurement.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what outcomes he has specified for contractors under the Higher Apprenticeship Fund.

    • Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has asked the National Security Council to discuss the arms trade treaty.

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what contribution his Department has made to policy development on including small arms, light weapons and ammunition within the...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department provides (a) training and (b) detailed briefings on the arms trade treaty to staff working in overseas...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which representatives from his Department have attended each of the UN Preparatory Committee meetings for the international arms...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to ensure that negotiations for an arms trade treaty in 2012 include representatives from...

      Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) companies and (b) the public sector make timely payment of invoices to small businesses.

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the cost to business resulting from the commencement of the Bribery Act 2011 have been (a) subject to the Regulatory...

      Business: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 8 November 2011, Official Report, column 293W, on banks: loans, if he will have such discussions.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to protect workers' employment rights.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department has taken to protect the rights of workers who are faced with redundancy; and whether he plans to...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the level of protection for the labour force; and what information his Department holds on the...

      Copyright: Electronic Publishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he has taken to protect authors' rights from the risk of piracy relating to (a) e-books and (b) other digital technology.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff posts have been removed in his Department since June 2010; in which areas; what assessment he has made of the...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2011, Official Report, columns 816-7W, on Third Sector, for what reasons (a) Tate Britain,...

      Economics, Strategy and Better Regulation Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding over £100,000 his Department's Economics, Strategy and Better Regulation Directorate allocated to partner...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) when he expects borrowing powers to be granted to the Green Investment Bank; (2) what his policy is on the borrowing...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the Autumn Statement, what recent assessment he has made of the ability of the Green Investment Bank to...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has carried out an impact assessment on the effects of any reduction of the Widening Participation Premium.

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the operational capacity of local enterprise partnerships in 2011-12.

      Manufacturing Industries: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to his Department's announcement of 6 December 2011 on the advanced manufacturing supply chain initiative, whether...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UK exporters have received commercial export finance facilities through the Export Enterprise Finance Guarantee since it...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when his Department expects to publish a review of the first six months of operation of the Export Enterprise Finance Guarantee.

      Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department have visited any (i) pubs and (ii) breweries as guests of pub companies...

      Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which representatives of pub companies (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department have met since May 2010; and what the...

      Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has changed his policy on codes of practice in relation to pub companies from that which he stated at the Business,...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Regional Growth Fund.

      Southampton Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Marine Management Office, (b) the Department for Environment, Food and Rural...

      Stamp Duties: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what advice his Department provides to (a) small business estate agents and (b) other small businesses considering promoting the...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the level of bad debts experienced by the Student Loans Company in each of the last five years.

      Working Hours: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the total annual cost to UK businesses of EU Working Time Regulations.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 9 November 2011 concerning Ms H. Valentino.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Advertising: Education

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what support she has given to the Media Smart programme; and how she plans to assess the value for money of that support.

    • Barristers: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on the effect of the reduction of legal aid work on the number of women...

      Departmental Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what equality impact assessments she has carried out since May 2010; and for what purpose in each case.

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what assessment she has made of which three professions open to both women and men have the (a) lowest and (b) highest representation of women.

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Finance

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2011, Official Report, column 836W to the hon. Member for North West Durham, on Government Equalities Office:...

  • Transport

    • Community Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how local communities can access the funds her Department has made available to promote community transport; and if she will make a statement.

    • Cooperatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps (a) her Department and (b) those bodies for which her Department is responsible are taking to mark UN Year of the Co-operative 2012; and if...

      Crossrail

      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 (a) Crossrail and (b) further electrification...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many letters from hon. Members to each Minister in her Department have not received a response since May 2010.

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2011, Official Report, columns 667-8W, on departmental written questions, what the question number is of each...

      Electrification: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions she has had with (a) Network Rail and (b) Transport for London on electrification of the Barking to Gospel Oak section of the...

      Invalid Vehicles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents involved a Pride Colt 8 mobility scooter in each of the last three years; and whether mechanical failure was a...

      Invalid Vehicles: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the (a) Pride Colt 8 mobility scooter and (b) other mobility scooters designed for road use are required to have width-indicating side lights.

      Invalid Vehicles: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department has commissioned any independent safety checks on the Pride Colt 8 mobility scooter.

      Network Rail: Level Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions she has had with Network Rail regarding level crossings.

      Network Rail: Level Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department provides guidance to Network Rail on the maximum acceptable time for a level crossing to be closed to road traffic in any one...

      Network Rail: Level Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department has taken, or has encouraged Network Rail to take, to improve safety at railway level crossings.

      Ports: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the National Infrastructure Plan, what the total planned public expenditure on the development of London Gateway Port Terminal is in...

      Railway Stations: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to increase the number of stations on the London Liverpool Street to Enfield Town line with ticketing barriers; and if she will make...

      Railway Stations: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 9 December 2011, Official Report, column 422W, on railway stations: manpower, if she will (a) collect the information...

      Railways: East Anglia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the potential effects of reduction in the fleet size arising from the awarding of the Greater Anglia franchise on train...

      Railways: East Anglia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the potential effects on (a) the timetabling of and (b) potential overcrowding on trains as a result of the decision to...

      River Thames: Bridges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding she has allocated to new river crossings in London.

      Severn Bridges Act 1992

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions she has had on bringing forward proposals to amend the Severn Bridges Act 1992 to increase tolls according to the consumer prices index.

      Transport: Planned Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the National Infrastructure Plan, (1) what the (a) total planned public expenditure and (b) estimated month and year of completion...

      Transport: Planned Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the total planned public expenditure is on the North Fringe to Hengrove bus rapid transit system in Bristol; and in which month of which...

      Transport: Planned Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the National Infrastructure Plan, (1) what the total planned public expenditure on the Luton Town Centre Transport scheme is in (a)...

      Transport: Planned Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the National Infrastructure Plan, (1) what the total planned public expenditure on the Taunton Northern inner distributor road is...

      Transport: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what measures are in place to deal with severe weather in the winter of 2011-12.

      Underground Railways: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she plans to allocate funding to the proposed extension of the Northern Line from Kennington to Nine Elms; and whether Transport for London and...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions where the trial for the deployment of Atos-approved health care professionals in benefit centres took place; how long the trial lasted; and how...

    • Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to increase support for unpaid carers.

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cold weather payment temperature recording stations in each constituency have changed location since May 2010.

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding his Department provided to the (a) Pensions Advisory Service, (b) Pensions Regulator, (c) Pension Protection Fund and (d)...

      Departmental Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much redundancy pay was paid to civil servants in his Department in each month between September and November 2011.

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many temporary staff were recruited to his Department between September and November 2011.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 8 November 2011, Official Report, column 206W, on disability allowance, what the cost to the public purse was of...

      Disability Living Allowance: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to his Department was of disability living allowance assessments in the last year for which figures are available; and what...

      Disability Living Allowance: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many households in England claim disability living allowance on behalf of a child aged two; (2) how many households in England claim...

      Disability Living Allowance: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has received any reports of prisoners claiming (a) disability living allowance and (b) cold weather payments whilst in custody.

      Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were (a) killed and (b) seriously injured in circumstances attributable to unsafe electrical fittings in a workplace in each of...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many decisions on applications for employment support allowance were (a) turned down, (b) appealed against and (c) upheld on appeal in each...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria are to be used to determine suitable employment for Mandatory Work Activity.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether Work programme providers are paid a fee (a) for referring a person to Mandatory Work Activity (MWA) and (b) in respect of each person...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants have been referred from (a) employment support allowance and (b) jobseeker's allowance to Work Choice since its introduction...

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he has taken to ensure the Youth Contract supports young people with (a) autism and (b) disabilities to access employment.

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which employers in (a) the East Midlands and (b) Leicester City have participated in the Future Job Fund programme.

      Housing Benefit: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2011, Official Report, column 761W, on housing benefit: females, how many women his Department estimates...

      Jobcentre Plus: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding Jobcentre Plus is to receive in order to deliver extra support for 18-24 year olds as part of the Youth Contract.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what obligations employers participating in private financial benefits schemes have to ensure that National Insurance contributions are paid on...

      New Enterprise Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether he has set a target for take-up of the new enterprise allowance by over 50s; and what the timescale is for any such target to be...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will take steps to encourage private pension providers to increase the level of annuities they offer; (2) what assessment he has...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to alter the measure of child poverty contained within the Child Poverty Act 2010.

      Sick Leave: Pain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the number of working days lost as a result of chronic pain in England in the last 12 months; and if...

      Social Security Benefits: Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cases of former Gurkhas officials in his Department have dealt with as part of its joint work with the Gurkha Welfare Trust in...

      Troubled Families Scheme: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much of the funding for the Troubled Families scheme announced on 15 December 2011 will be spent in Wales.

      Unemployment: Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to reduce unemployment levels among those aged between 50 and 65.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what organisations will be eligible to receive funding from his Department's Innovation Fund to support 16 and 17 year olds not in education,...

      Work Capability Assessments: Kilmarnock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many residents of Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency aged (a) under 30, (b) 31 to 40, (c) 41 to 50 and (d) over 50 have been...

      Work Capability Assessments: Kilmarnock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many residents of Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency who (a) have cerebral palsy, (b) have osteoporosis, (c) are registered blind, (d)...

      Work Experience: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of businesses taking part in his Department's work experience scheme he expects to be in the private sector.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Departmental Equality

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what equality impact assessments he has carried out since May 2010; and for what purpose in each case.

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will consider the merits of giving additional powers to the Electoral Commission to require under performing electoral registration officers to follow...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will consider the merits of additional ring-fenced funding for electoral activities resulting from new legislation.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his policy is on methods to ensure a full and reliable canvass in 2014.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the factors underlying the change in the number of unregistered voters between December 2010 and April 2011; and what steps he...

      Lobbying

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he plans to publish his proposed register of lobbyists.

  • Education

    • Academies: Bournemouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many secondary schools in Bournemouth (a) are considering applying to and (b) have applied to adopt academy status.

    • Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the Autumn Statement, what assessment he has made of the availability of capital support for sixth form colleges.

      Co-operatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps (a) his Department and (b) those bodies for which his Department is responsible are taking to mark UN Year of the Co-operative 2012; and if...

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department has spent advertising (a) in total, (b) in newspapers and magazines, (c) on television and radio and (d) online since May 2010.

      Departmental Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what equality impact assessments his Department has carried out since May 2010; and for what purpose in each case.

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent on (a) the purchase of and (b) bills for (i) BlackBerrys and (ii) mobile telephones for (A) Ministers, (B) special...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent on recruitment agencies in each month since September 2011.

      Departmental Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much redundancy pay was paid to civil servants in his Department in each month between September and November 2011.

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what secondments there have been to his Department from (a) industry and (b) the third sector since May 2010; what the (i) purpose and (ii) duration is...

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many temporary staff have been recruited to his Department between September and November 2011.

      Design: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the level of future provision of Design and Technology education for 11 to 14 year olds.

      Drugs: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the role of education in schools in tackling drug and alcohol abuse by young people.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effect of ending education maintenance allowance on retention and enrolment rates in the further education sector in...

      Education: Harrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons the London borough of Harrow received the lowest funding per pupil through total basic need grant compared to other outer London...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many of the free schools due to open in 2012 are (a) new schools and (b) existing schools transferring to free school status; (2) how many...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the costs that will be incurred by local authorities as a consequence of his Department's decision not to pay section...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many 16 year olds in each (a) region, (b) local authority and (c) parliamentary constituency achieved C grades or better in both English and...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which GCSE subjects are (a) tiered and (b) untiered; and whether there is variation between awarding bodies as to which GCSE subjects are tiered.

      Michaela Community School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) which sites have been considered for use by the Michaela Community Free School; (2) whether his Department is meeting the cost of the purchase...

      Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he has taken to monitor progress against recommended guidelines in the activity level of school children.

      Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take to support children who are not motivated by competition in physical education lessons to meet guidelines for levels of...

      Postgraduate Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) places and (b) applications there were for PGCE courses in each subject in (i) 2010 and (ii) 2011.

      Private Education: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress has been made in transferring responsibility for inspecting child safeguarding arrangements at independent schools from Ofsted to the...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent in (a) Birmingham, (b) Newcastle, (c) Wakefield, (d) Manchester, (e) Leeds, (f) Liverpool, (g) Coventry, (h) Bristol, (i)...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils were excluded from school in each parliamentary constituency in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Pupil Referral Units: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupil referral units received each level of Ofsted rating since 2001; and how that compares with the proportion of all...

      Pupils: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the (a) net and (b) average spend was of schools in the maintained sector on Key Stage Four examinations in academic year (i) 1999-2000 and (ii)...

      Pupils: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will assess the recent research conducted by the Schools Health Education Unit on links between bullying and appearance.

      Reading: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teachers he expects to undertake training in the reading recovery intervention in 2011-12.

      Reading: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what financial support his Department is providing to the national co-ordination of the reading recovery intervention.

      Residential Schools: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people ordinarily resident in Scotland have been accommodated in specialist educational facilities in England in each of the last five years.

      School Meals: Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what steps he plans to take in cases where Academy schools do not meet the nutritional guidelines for school meals followed by local authority...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for each local authority area, what proportion of places at maintained primary schools are at (a) non-denominational schools, (b) Church of England...

      Schools: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of average expenditure by schools on text books and other teaching material; and what assessment he has made of (a) recent...

      Schools: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what correspondence his Department has issued to (a) the Scottish Government, (b) the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, (c) Scottish colleges...

      Schools: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools (a) in each local authority area in Scotland and (b) in Glasgow North constituency have joined his Department's Get Set network.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps the Government is taking to improve the provision of sport within schools in Coventry.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education following his decision to prioritise funding for pre-16 education and to re-distribute resources to areas of deprivation, how he will ensure standards...

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many representations he has received on withdrawals of discretionary school transport subsidies by local authorities.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what estimate he has made of the total expenditure by his Department on discretionary school transport subsidies in each of the last three years...

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding he plans to provide for students in sparsely populated rural areas to meet additional transport costs; and if he will refer to higher unit...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many new teachers in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools he expects to retire in (i) 2012, (ii) 2013 and (iii) 2014.

      Teachers: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teachers were (a) suspended from schools as a result of allegations by pupils and (b) subsequently permanently removed from their position in...

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people undertook a Postgraduate Certificate in Education course in England in the latest period for which figures are available; and what...

      Teachers: Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teachers were awarded funding from the National Scholarship Fund for Teachers in (a) the South East, (b) Berkshire, (c) Reading and (d)...

      Women's Rights: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the provision of teaching of women's rights and gender equality in the National Curriculum.

      Young People: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to increase opportunities for young people in Coventry aged (a) seven to 12 and (b) 13 to 18 years old to play sport.

      Young People: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what criteria will be used to determine eligibility for the proposed fund to increase the participation of young people in education, training and work.

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which organisation he proposes will be responsible for (a) collecting and (b) monitoring information on the number of young people not in education,...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Charity Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he expects to appoint a new Chairman of the Charity Commission.

    • Civil Servants: Redundancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much was paid in lump sums from the Civil Service Compensation Scheme in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; and if he will make a statement.

      Deloitte: Government Departments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 14 November 2011, Official Report, columns 537-8W, on Government departments: Deloitte, what the (a) net value and (b)...

      Departmental Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which organisations that have received funding from his Department have brought legal proceedings against his Department in the last five years; which...

      Departmental Judicial Review

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what applications for judicial review have been made against his Department (a) in the last Parliament and (b) since May 2010; whether each such...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many people were working in his Department on (a) 11 May 2010 and (b) 8 December 2011; (2) how many people were working at No. 10 Downing...

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many temporary staff have been recruited to his Department between September and November 2011.

      Disadvantaged

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what representations his Department received from voluntary and community organisations on social exclusion.

      Disadvantaged

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what discussions he had with external organisations on social inequality between June and December 2011; and with which organisations any such...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of the eligible population was registered for voting purposes in each English local authority in 2005-06; and what the percentage change...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of eligible households were registered for voting purposes in each English parliamentary constituency in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.

      Employment: Private Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the net change in the number of private sector jobs was in each region in the third quarter of 2011.

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the proportion of November 2011's inflation rate which can be attributed to the rising cost of food.

      Job Creation: Private Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many of the additional jobs in the private sector in 2010-11 were transfers from the public sector; and what the equivalent figure is for 2011 to date.

      Public Sector: Females

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2011, Official Report, column 760W, on private and public sector: females, how many women who work in the public...

      Public Sector: Morale

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent assessment he has made of the level of morale among public sector workers.

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans he has to meet representatives of public sector staff to discuss proposed changes to their pensions.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether he plans to review the level of private sector involvement in the procurement of public services; and if he will make a statement.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will publish information on how his Department intends to break down public service procurement contracts into smaller contracts and ensure that...

      Public Sector: Stress

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent assessment has been made of the rates of (a) stress, (b) depression and (c) anxiety disorders among public sector workers.

      Public Sector: Trade Unions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 6 December 2011, Official Report, column 272W, on public sector: trade union officials, when he expects the consultation to...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what visits (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department made to voluntary and community organisations in each month between June and December 2011.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what meetings he had with representatives of trades unions in 2011.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the proportion of young people eligible to take part in National Citizens Service pilots who have taken part in such...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of young people from hard-to-reach families eligible to take part in National Citizens Service pilots that have...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the (a) socio-economic background, (b) gender and (c) region of residence of participants in the National Citizens...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the (a) social and (b) ethnic backgrounds of those who participated in the National Citizen Service in 2011.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether he has any plans to encourage representatives from voluntary and community organisations to visit schools and further education colleges to...

      Wales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many posts in Wales in departments which are the responsibility of the UK Government there were on 5 May (a) 2010 and (b) 2011; and what estimate he...

  • Justice

    • Chief Coroner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the likely cost to the public purse per annum of the post of Chief Coroner.

    • Bail and Accommodation Support Service: Thanet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department has let any contracts for (a) approved premises and (b) bail accommodation and support services for the re-homing of ex-offenders...

      Contempt of Court: Non-Molestation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what arrangements his Department makes to record the numbers of (a) convictions, (b) prosecutions and (c) arrests for an offence of contempt of...

      Co-operatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps (a) his Department and (b) those bodies for which his Department is responsible are taking to mark UN Year of the Co-operative 2012; and if he...

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of trial outcomes were (a) effective, (b) ineffective and (c) cracked in each year from 1997 to 2010.

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on the recommendation in the Civil Justice Council's recent report on Access to Justice by Litigants in Person that the Personal...

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the average unit cost of a sitting day in each court for which his Department is responsible in the latest period for which...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) when he expects to conclude his consultation on proposals to protect people from aggressive bailiffs; (2) what plans he has to bring forward...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many meetings his Department had with bailiff organisations in the last 18 months; and what the (a) date and (b) attendance list was of each meeting.

      Defamation Bill: Draft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to publish his response to the report by the Joint Committee on the Draft Defamation Bill, HC 930-I.

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many apprentices were employed by each public body for which his Department is responsible between (a) April 2010 and March 2011 and (b) April and...

      Departmental Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what equality impact assessments his Department has carried out since May 2010; and for what purpose in each case.

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on recruitment agencies in each month since September 2011.

      Departmental Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much redundancy pay was paid to civil servants in his Department in each month between September and November 2011.

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what secondments there have been to his Department from (a) industry and (b) the third sector since May 2010; what the (i) purpose and (ii) duration is...

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many temporary staff were recruited to his Department between September and November 2011.

      Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many restraining orders under section 12 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 have been made by a court on its own volition...

      Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in how many cases has a defendant appealed the imposition of a restraining order under Section 12 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004...

      Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what training (a) police and (b) prosecutors receive in the implementation of section 12 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004.

      Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance his Department provides to Ministers, special advisers and officials on the use of personal email accounts to conduct official business.

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Hanif and Khan v. the United Kingdom, what his policy is on police...

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Hanif and Khan v. the United Kingdom; and whether he has...

      Fisheries: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were prosecuted for illegal cockle fishing in the North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority area from May 2010 to 30...

      Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many police information notices or harassment warnings have been issued by each police force in England and Wales in each of the last five years.

      Homicide: Life Imprisonment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the Homicide Review Advisory Group's report on public opinion and the penalty for murder; and what assessment he has made...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) nationality and (b) gender is of each suspected victim of trafficking referred to in the Trafficking Victim Support Scheme of the Salvation...

      Information Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the savings required to be made by the Information Commissioner to meet the budgets for 2011-12.

      Japan Tobacco

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

      Legal Aid Scheme: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had with (a) the Department for Work and Pensions and (b) other Departments on the effect on welfare reform of removing welfare...

      Non-Governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much direct funding of £100,000 or more his Department provided to each partner organisation (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a...

      Offenders: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average compensation paid by offenders was in (a) magistrates' courts and (b) Crown courts from 1997 to 2010.

      Offenders: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent estimate is of the average cost per year of keeping an offender in (a) an adult prison, (b) a young offender institution and (c) a...

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to complete his work on co-design of the payment by results model.

      Police: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the highest number was of previous convictions for assault on a police constable for an individual convicted of an offence of assault on a police...

      Prisoners Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what steps he is taking to ensure the availability of support to offenders, including those with a learning disability, both to carry out work and...

      Prisoners’ Transfers: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many requests by prisoners in England to transfer to Scottish prisons are under consideration.

      Prisoners’ Transfers: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he last met the Cabinet Secretary for Justice in the Scottish Government to discuss arrangements for the transfer of prisoners between Scotland and...

      Prisoners’ Transfers: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) male and (b) female prisoners serving custodial sentences in England were transferred to Scottish prisons in each of the last five years.

      Prisoners’ Transfers: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) male and (b) female prisoners serving custodial sentences in England made requests to transfer to prisons in Scotland in each of the last...

      Prisoners: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to ensure that when an authorised person explains the effect of a conditional caution to offenders, including those with a...

      Prisons: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) further to the answer of 12 December 2011, Official Report, columns 505-6W, on prisons' energy, what proportion of the prison estate the sample...

      Prisons: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what discussions he has had with (a) the UK Borders Agency and (b) the Prison Officers' Association on the building of prisons to accommodate...

      Protection from Harassment Act 1997

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has plans to give courts powers to impose community treatment orders in respect of persons convicted under the provisions of the Protection...

      Protection from Harassment Act 1997

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what funding is available for existing treatment programmes or clinics for persons convicted of stalking offences under the Protection from Harassment...

      Rights of Accused: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent progress has been made in the negotiations on the Draft Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the right of access to a...

      Sentencing: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people are serving a custodial sentence for the possession of a (a) class A and (b) class B drug.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to ensure sex offenders leaving prison on completion of their sentence move into settled accommodation that conforms to the...

      Witnesses: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding his Department allocated to the Witness Service in each year from 1997 to 2011.

      Young Offenders: Learning Difficulty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to ensure that, if a police officer gives a youth caution to a person, including someone with a learning disability, the...

      Young Offenders: Learning Difficulty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what representations he has received on whether when a police officer gives a youth caution to a person, including someone with a learning disability,...

      Youth Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State to the Public Bill Committee on the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of...

  • House of Lords

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the numbers of (1) aborted male babies, and (2) aborted female babies, in each of the past 10 years for which figures are available.

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, over the past five years, (1) how many referrals for abortion have been made by Pregnancy Advice Bureaux, and (2) how many women who have attended a Pregnancy...

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many hours of specialist training a person must receive to provide counselling under the Procedures for the Approval of Independent Sector Places for the...

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many inspection visits were made to approved independent sector places for termination of pregnancy in 2010; and whether they will place in the Library of the...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Astor of Hever on 18 July (WA 226) and 11 August (WA 456), how many Royal Navy aircrew will be on the first conversion...

      Armenia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 7 December (WA 157), whether they expect the level of support for projects in Armenia to increase or...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Browning on 7 June (WA 88), for what reasons they accept that the findings of the European Court of Human Rights in the...

      Autumn Statement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have spent to date on the extension of the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme to help new start-up businesses with investment, as announced by the...

      Autumn Statement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they estimate will be raised by the freeze on the capital gains tax threshold for next year, as announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Autumn...

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Bahrain regarding the recent death of Ali al-Sheikh, and the alleged use of teargas and physical...

      Bangladesh

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any assistance is being offered or provided to United Kingdom-based companies engaged in or planning opencast coal mining in Bangladesh.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to review the limits currently placed on the rehypothecation of client securities by custodian banks and fund managers.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria will be used in determining whether the non-United Kingdom operations of a United Kingdom-headquartered bank will be judged not to pose a threat to...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will investigate why the return of funds to clients of MF Global UK is taking longer than the same process in the United States; and whether they will...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Bank of England to match the European Central Bank in making three-year repurchase agreements available to United...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether banking activity displaced by the recommendations of the Independent Commission on Banking will shift to the unregulated...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure senior banking positions in organisations with trades in the United Kingdom are not filled by anyone associated with terrorism.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Bank of England and the Financial Services Authority have established that Banco Santander SA stands fully behind the group's United Kingdom banking...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that banks based in the United Kingdom do not become over-extended in terms of capital or liquidity in support of wholly- or majority-owned...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answers by Lord Freud on 12 December (Official Report, cols. 995-98), what is their estimate of the number of people entitled to disability...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 13 December (WA 231-2), what assessment they have made of the compatibility with their policy of making work pay of...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pensioners have been in receipt of attendance allowance in (1) London, and (2) the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, in each year since 2001, broken down...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the uptake of Attendance Allowance; and what steps they are taking to raise awareness of the benefit among pensioners.

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets have received the Winter Heating Allowance in each year since its introduction, broken down between those...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total value of winter heating allowance payments made in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in each year since its introduction.

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pensioner households in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets have been in receipt of (1) the Guarantee Credit, and (2) the Savings Credit of Pension...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate the Department of Energy and Climate Change has made of the number of pensioner households in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets who will be...

      British Embassies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what qualifies a state or other territory to receive a British ambassador.

      Broadcasting: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost of maintaining the transmitter for Teilifis na Gaeilge in Northern Ireland each year since installation; and what steps they have taken to...

      Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be their chief priorities as they develop their policies towards the Commonwealth.

      Constitutional Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many officials in the Cabinet Office are tasked with assisting the Deputy Prime Minister in dealing with issues of constitutional change.

      Credit Default Swaps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 14 December (WA 266), whether they have reviewed whether the treatment of credit default swaps as insurance contracts...

      Crime: Electronic Tagging

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the results of any inquiry initiated into the conduct of the trial of Mr Asil Nadir in 1993.

      Crime: Motoring Convictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was received from speeding fines by police authorities in (1) Lancashire, and (2) Merseyside, for 2008, 2009 and 2010.

      Crime: Rioting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 8 December (WA 198), whether police authorities have provided them with information about the number of payments...

      Criminal Justice System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the principle that a convicted criminal should not benefit financially from his or her crime or crimes.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make representations to their United Nations counterparts in order to press for the deployment of units of the United Nations Organization...

      Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how advice on discrimination cases currently provided by Citizens Advice Bureaux law centres and other voluntary organisations will be funded when the Government...

      Economy: Manufacturing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that United Kingdom-based manufacturers are given fair access to business opportunities.

      Education: National Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the decision was taken to postpone the curriculum review for a year, and whether new terms of reference have been prepared for the next stage of the review.

      Education: English Baccalaureate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the recent recommendations from the Confederation of British Industry, the Incorporated Society of Musicians and the House of Commons...

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the recent parliamentary election in Egypt.

      Elections: Commonwealth Citizens

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which Commonwealth countries' citizens need leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom for the purpose of registering to vote as a "qualifying Commonwealth...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 12 December (WA 209), what further information would be required by either the Human Fertilisation and Embryology...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 14 December (WA 267), whether donors from overseas whose gametes might be passed on to Human Fertilisation and...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 12 December (WA 208-9) why at least 681 human eggs were used under research licence R0122 between August 2004 and...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 3 October (WA 105-6) and 12 December (WA 208-9), when the initial and revised copies of patient information and...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 18 June 2007 (WA 8-9), why research licence R0153 was granted by the Human Fertilisation and...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 12 December (WA 209), whether the testing to detect chromosomal alterations during culture referred to in that...

      Emergency Rescue Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take steps to ensure that those providing voluntary emergency rescue services by lifeboat or air ambulance are given equal fiscal treatment.

      Energy: Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce a moratorium on onshore and offshore exploration, development and production of shale gas at sites using hydraulic fracturing...

      Energy: Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will list the names, organisations, dates, nature and purpose of meetings held by officials and ministers to discuss hydraulic fracturing in Lancashire.

      Energy: Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultations they have had with businesses and residents about the impact of hydraulic fracturing in Lancashire. To ask Her Majesty's Government what...

      Energy: Fuel Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the devolved Administrations on the subject of fuel poverty and the prices charged by the energy companies to consumers.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take steps to relieve any regressive impacts of their levy-funded energy and environmental policies under the European Union renewables target by...

      Energy: Smart Meters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government by what means the procurement process for smart meters and their technologies will ensure universal coverage of all households, especially those in remote and...

      Energy: Smart Meters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that their planned smart meter procurement will include sufficient flexibility to allow the development of a smart grid.

      Energy: Smart Meters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their timetable for developing and carrying out the consumer engagement strategy under the smart metering implementation programme.

      EU: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role, if any, the European Parliament has in fixing the amount of the United Kingdom's rebate.

      EU: Finance Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which of the European Commission's 48 proposals and draft proposals for reform of financial regulation and financial services would be decided under (1) qualified...

      Euro

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what they estimate would be the cost to the United Kingdom of converting to the euro, as a percentage of gross domestic product.

      Euro

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they or the Bank of England are planning how to respond to a disorderly collapse of the euro; and, if so, whether they intend to share their strategy with...

      European Court of Justice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases submitted to the European Court of Justice by the United Kingdom still await judgment.

      Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what they consider to be an appropriate euro/sterling exchange level in order to ensure the United Kingdom's competitiveness; what percentage of the United...

      Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what costs they incurred in promoting British exports during the past three financial years; and what is the budgeted expenditure for 2011-12.

      Finance: Covered Bonds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take action to promote the issue and purchase of covered bonds secured on United Kingdom residential mortgages.

      Finance: Credit Easing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to address the funding consequence of moves towards a predominantly static status by the collateralised loan obligation market.

      Finance: Derivatives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the risk to financial stability of sovereign counterparties not being required to post collateral in support of derivative positions.

      Finance: Money Advice Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the service provided by the Money Advice Service.

      Finance: UK Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 13 December (WA 253), why they will not publish information about meetings that discuss the supply of United...

      Financial Services Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any proposals for increasing regulation of the financial services sector in the United Kingdom; and, if so, what is their timetable for...

      Financial Services Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are employed in the financial services sector in (1) Wales, (2) Scotland, (3) Northern Ireland, and (4) each of the regions of England.

      Financial Services Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what annual value the financial services industry contributes to the gross value added (GVA) measurement for (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and (4) Northern...

      Firearms: Home Office Firearms Forms Working Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Browning on 11 August (WA 465), what is the current membership and work programme of the Home Office Firearms Forms...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 7 February (WA 18-19) and 24 November (WA 275), (1) whether they share the concerns about dental fluorosis that led...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 17 October (WA 14), 1 November (WA 233-4) and 24 November (WA 275-6) concerning medicinal products, what is their...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 23 May (WA 378-9), whether they intend to commission a larger study, with power to detect small effects, to develop...

      Gendercide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 7 December (WA 170), whether they expect gendercide issues to be raised by the United Kingdom...

      Government Departments: Historical Sections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which departments (1) possess a historical section or staff, and (2) have commissioned official histories since 2000; and which of those histories have been...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of Home Office staff have been convicted of criminal offences in connection with their official activities in each of the past five years; and, in...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the salary bands and the employer pension contribution percentages on 1 October 1997 for the third lowest grade of civil servant; and what are the...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 8 December (WA 194), whether they will now ascertain how many civil servants are paid as departmental...

      Government: Collective Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they apply a policy of collective responsibility for their actions and policies.

      Health and Safety: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in each of the past five years, how many health and safety prosecutions were pursued by the Health and Safety Executive; in how many such cases convictions were...

      Health Protection Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Health Protection Agency will still be able to maintain its contract research commitments once it is brought within Public Health England.

      Health: Anthrax Vaccine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many doses of anthrax vaccine they expect to hold at the opening of the 2012 Olympic Games.

      Health: Anthrax Vaccine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of the emergency services have been vaccinated against anthrax infection.

      Health: Anthrax Vaccine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to modernise the facilities for producing anthrax vaccines at Porton Down.

      Health: Anthrax Vaccine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the financial report presented to the Health Protection Agency Board on 25 May 2011, for how long the production of anthrax vaccines has been...

      Health: Anthrax Vaccine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to attend an international conference in May 2012 on preparedness and response to an outbreak of anthrax; and, if so, what preparations they...

      Health: Complementary and Alternative Medicines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how many unlicensed black cohosh products are currently for sale in the United Kingdom; and what plans they have to ensure that...

      Health: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 14 November (WA 116), whether they will now publish the agreement on the introduction of a registration scheme for...

      Health: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 28 November (WA 21), why they agreed a reduction of 1.13 per cent year on year in their liability for pensioners'...

      Health: Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 15 December (WA 283-4), how the actual number of cases of the disease (1:1,000,000 of the population per annum)...

      Health: Dermatology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that changes in the National Health Service following the enactment of the Health and Social Care Bill will not divert resources currently...

      Health: Dermatology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that any reorganisation of departments currently teaching and practising dermatology will not restrict the teaching and training of young...

      Health: Orthopaedics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in producing a quality standard for the management of fractures, excluding those which occur at the head and hip.

      Health: Statutory Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which health-related statutory bodies can be realigned or restructured without the need for public consultation or consultation with other health-related statutory...

      House of Lords: Grand Committee

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what was the total cost of all works and other action taken in connection with the sittings of the Grand Committee on the Welfare Reform Bill in Committee Room 4A.

      House of Lords: IT

      To ask the Chairman of Committees how many iPads have been purchased to date for use by Members or staff of the House of Lords.

      Houses of Parliament: Members' Remuneration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the current position whereby there are three unpaid Ministers in the House of Commons and the unpaid Ministers in the House of Lords, whether they...

      Houses of Parliament: Scrutiny Override

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each department, from January to June 2011, (1) on how many occasions the scrutiny reserve resolution in the House of Lords was overridden, (2) on how many...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether tenants of social housing are allowed to rent out a room; and if so, under what conditions.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have held, or intend to hold, discussions with the house building industry concerning landscaping in, or at the edges of, housing developments.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have held, or intend to hold, discussions with house building industry concerning the effects of lighting levels in new developments on the night sky.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their definition of the word "sustainable" when they use it in relation to new housing developments.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what medication is provided for immigrants being removed to their countries of origin (1) voluntarily, and (2) compulsorily, to protect them against (a) malaria,...

      Immigration: Gatwick Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why passengers from Northern Ireland are required to supply photographic identification to the UK Border Agency at Gatwick Airport; when this was introduced; and...

      International Monetary fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any firm commitments have been made for the United Kingdom to contribute a bilateral loan to the International Monetary Fund to ensure that the fund has...

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their current assessment of the internal political and security situation in Iraq.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the Government of Israel about their approval (a) of a new permanent neighbourhood and a farm near the West Bank colony of...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the quartet has made an assessment of the extent to which Israel complies with its obligations under the 1951 United Nations convention relating to the...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will discuss with the Government of Israel the fire at an Israeli plastics factory in the West Bank near Tulkarm, and the location of potentially...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel concerning the comments by Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister that Israel may discontinue...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the internal report sent to the European External Action Service by the deputy heads of European Union embassies in Tel Aviv,...

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel concerning the new Israeli military checkpoint established outside Shu'fat refugee camp.

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the statement by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, occupied Palestinian territory, that the weekly average...

      Justice: Defence Costs Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what amount was paid out of court central funds for each of the past five years relating to defence costs orders, distinguishing between legal costs, VAT and...

      Justice: Defence Costs Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the amount paid out of court central funds for each of the past five years relating to defence costs orders relates to cases where the amount...

      Justice: Defence Costs Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the amount paid out of court central funds for each of the past five years relating to defence costs orders relates to cases tried in (1) the...

      Justice: Legal Fees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what amount was paid from central funds to the defence in the case of R v Denis O'Neill.

      Justice: Legal Fees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what amount was paid from central funds to the defence in the case of R v Fallon.

      Kazakhstan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent unrest in the west of Kazakhstan and of the response of the Government of Kazakhstan to this unrest.

      Kazakhstan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received any information indicating third-party involvement in the recent unrest in the west of Kazakhstan.

      Kimberley Process

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the current state of the Kimberley Process, in particular with regard to (1) the authorisation of exports from two companies operating...

      Loughall Incident

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 15 December (WA 285), what total amount of damages they have now paid with regard to the case of Kelly...

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many drugs the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has not recommended for use in each year since its formation up until the latest year for...

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will assess the amount of revenue lost because non-European Union workers are allowed a 52-week exclusion from national insurance contributions; and...

      NHS: Clinical Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many clinical databases are fully funded by the National Health Service. To ask Her Majesty's Government what information is held by the National Health...

      NHS: Food

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average daily cost per patient of the food provided in each of the National Health Service Trust and Foundation Trust Hospitals, excluding the cost of...

      NHS: Foundation Trusts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average cost of making an application for foundation trust status and the completion of the assessment of that application to (1) the applicant trust,...

      NHS: Foundation Trusts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each financial year since 2006-07, how many applications by hospital trusts for foundation trust status were (1) made, (2) withdrawn, and (3) rejected by Monitor.

      NHS: Peterborough Primary Care Trust

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the budget of Peterborough Primary Care Trust was assigned to persons assessed as eligible for continuing healthcare in financial years 2006-07,...

      Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 15 December (WA 287-8), and 21 July 2010 (WA 224), how many staff in the Northern Ireland Office are...

      Northern Ireland: Economy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who are the members of the Treasury working party on the rebalancing of the Northern Ireland economy announced in October; and when they are expected to complete...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House all exchanges they have had with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission concerning its business plan for...

      Nutrition and Health Claims (England) Regulations 2007

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the rejection by the European institutions of over 95 per cent of health claims submitted for approval in accordance with the provisions of the Nutrition...

      OECD: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they give to British companies requesting guidance to ensure that they are in compliance with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the estimated costs of the fireworks displays in London planned for the London Olympics.

      Parking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in relation to their policies seeking to sustain shopping in town centres, they have made any representations to South Somerset District Council...

      Parliament Square

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to Westminster City Council about roadworks in and around Parliament Square, in the light of their responsibility for ensuring...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 5 December (WA 128-31), why the liabilities of the Royal Mail Pension Plan, the University Superannuation Scheme...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Answer by Lord Sassoon on 7 December (Official Report, col. 721-2), whether they will publish the memorandum of understanding signed by the pension...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the practice by which public sector pension schemes admit non-public sector members or extend admission to a wider group of private sector...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 14 December (WA 276), whether an extension of Solvency II to cover occupational retirement and pension schemes...

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many women held in immigration removal centres have been victims of trafficking; why trafficked women are subject to detention; and whether they are monitoring...

      Police: Pursuits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, since the issuing of the code of practice on the management of police pursuits in May 2011, the number of relevant accidents involving police vehicles...

      Public Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that the local economy and social indices are considered as part of any large-scale procurement.

      Pregnancy Advice Bureaux

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many inspection visits were made to approved registered Pregnancy Advice Bureaux in 2010; and whether they will place in the Library of the House a summary of...

      Pregnancy Advice Bureaux

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was received in public funding by Pregnancy Advice Bureaux for the purposes of counselling over the past five years.

      Private Sector: Labour Productivity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address the decline in labour productivity in the private sector.

      Public Sector: Hutton Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which of the recommendations in the Hutton review of fair pay in the public sector they intend to implement.

      Questions for Written Answer

      to ask the Leader of the House what percentage of Questions for Written Answer tabled by Members to Her Majesty's Government in 2011 received a reply in 10 working days.

      Republic of Ireland: Commemorations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 19 December (WA 328), by what means they are working to ensure that over the next decade of...

      Republic of Ireland: Financial Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the loan they provided to the Government of the Republic of Ireland has been paid to staff of Allied Irish Banks as bonuses; and what representations...

      Roads: Noise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to local authorities and other responsible bodies on the use of sound-deadening materials on roads near to large-scale new...

      Roma People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the governments concerned in former Yugoslavia countries, especially in Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia...

      Roma People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to prevent European Union funds for support of Roma people being used by member states for other purposes.

      Roma People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Governments of Bulgaria, Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia on the conditions of their Roma citizens.

      Saudi Arabia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the Government of Saudi Arabia about recent arrests of peaceful demonstrators, and about proposals for a new anti-terror law.

      School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2007

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect their proposed amendment to the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2007 will be enacted.

      Schools: Academies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make provision for voluntary-aided schools in church ownership which wish to become academies to do so on terms devised by those schools.

      Schools: Nutrition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 13 December (WA 254-5), what steps the Department for Education has taken to make schools and parents...

      Schools: Nutrition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what, if any, representations have been received from academies and free schools requesting that they be exempt from the requirement to apply the national...

      Schools: Teachers' Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the salary band and the employer pension contribution percentage on 1 October 1997 for a teacher having just started their third year in the profession;...

      Schools: Teachers' Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the salary band and the employer pension contribution percentage on 1 October 1997 for the head teacher of a group 6 secondary school; and what are the...

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review restrictions on smoking in public places and the workplace in the light of the experience of those countries in Europe that have adopted a...

      Somalia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the conference on Somalia due to be held in February in London will focus on development and humanitarian concerns.

      Stateless People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the United Kingdom's international obligations under the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on...

      Strategic Partners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 7 December (WA 182), what concrete achievements have resulted to date from the United Kingdom-Turkey...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the conflict situations evolving in regions of Sudan, in particular in Blue Nile, South Kordofan, Abyei, and Darfur; and what specific...

      Sudan and South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the United Kingdom's role in the formation of the comprehensive peace agreement, which elements of the agreement dealing with oil production have...

      Sudan and South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the United Kingdom's role in the formation of the comprehensive peace agreement, what are the current arrangements for allocating the revenues...

      Sudan and South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the United Kingdom's role in the formation of the comprehensive peace agreement, what is the extent of the issues that are the basis of the...

      Surveillance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any agencies of Government have the power to conduct surveillance upon or interfere in the affairs of persons or organisations suspected of working within...

      Surveillance: Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have examined the licensing arrangements for the export of surveillance technology applied by the United States authorities; and whether they consider...

      Surveillance: Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they continue to allow British companies to export to, and have service arrangements for surveillance technology with, Iran and Syria.

      Surveillance: Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have not required United Kingdom companies to be licensed for the export of surveillance technology in the light of the decision of the United States...

      Taiwan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 19 December (WA 334), whether they support the Government of China's view that Taiwan is a province...

      Terrorism: Drone Attacks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidelines the United Kingdom has on sharing with the United States intelligence information which might reasonably be expected to be used in drone attacks in...

      Tobacco

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Earl Howe on 15 December (WS 167) concerning tobacco packaging, what steps they will take to ensure that tobacco...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are analysing the proceedings and resolution of the 8th International Conference on the European Union, Turkey and the Kurds, held in the European...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are discussing with the Government of Turkey the arrest of five members of the Grand National Assembly from the Peace and Democracy Party and others...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will raise with the Government of Turkey the release from arrest of Professor Büsra Ersanli and Ms Ayse Berktay.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 13 December (WA 232), whether they also believe that greater freedom of the media is in Turkey's own...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Howell of Guildford on 13 December (WA 256-7), what concrete results were achieved in 2011 as a result of their engagement...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 13 December (WA 256), through what mechanisms they work closely with other European Union member...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the Government of Turkey regarding the number of journalists and lawyers at present under arrest, in particular lawyers...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Turkey about the ban on prison visits to Abdullah Ocalan during the past four months.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will call for an independent inquiry into the alleged use of chemical weapons by Turkish armed forces in eastern Turkey.

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the present situation in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

      UK Border Agency: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are arrangements to prevent collusion by members of UK Border Agency staff in the administration, granting or confirmation of applications for entry...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the value of the United Kingdom's trade with the rest of the European Union; what is the value of the rest of the European Union's trade with the United...

      UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to ratify the 2001 Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, their Parts and Components and Ammunition,...

      Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 8 December (WA 199-200), what is the internationally agreed definition of unemployment as prescribed...

      Welfare Reform Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to whether the Welfare Reform Bill is compliant with the Autism Act 2009.

      Work Foundation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what public monies were paid to the Work Foundation in the past three years; what are its registered charitable objectives; and whether its staff are able to...

      Young People: Creative Industries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 5 December (WA 138), what steps the Department for Education is taking to give young people access to a...

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