Written answers

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

  • Wales

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much was paid to officials in her Department in (a) bonuses, (b) allowances and (c) other payments additional to basic salary in each of the last two...

    • Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps she is taking to reduce administrative costs in her Department in 2012; and by how much she expects such costs to reduce.

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether her Department is responsible for the pensions of firefighters in Wales; and if she will make a statement.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent representations she has received on the adequacy of helicopter search and rescue services covering South Wales.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what guidelines his Department issues to its non-departmental public bodies on the employment of unpaid interns.

    • Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many people have had a firearms certificate revoked (a) for reasons of national security and (b) because they were deemed unfit to...

      Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have lodged an appeal against a decision to revoke their right to carry a personal protection weapon in Northern Ireland in each...

      Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have lodged an appeal against a decision to refuse their application for a personal protection weapon in Northern Ireland in...

      Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people who have convictions for scheduled offences have been granted a firearms certificate in Northern Ireland in each of the last...

  • Prime Minister

    • Aidan Burley

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the letter of 21 December from his private political secretary regarding the behaviour of the hon. Member for Cannock Chase, when he expects the...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether it is his policy to encourage landowners to make land available for affordable housing in rural areas.

    • Commission for Local Administration in England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in which 20 parliamentary constituencies the most complaints were made to the Local Government Ombudsman in 2011.

      Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much public funding has been allocated to (a) write off council housing debt and (b) provide gap funding for councils...

      Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the difference was between total rents paid by council tenants and the amount paid to councils in allowances for...

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether local authorities will be required to apply benefit tapers defined by his Department in operating council tax benefit...

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding his Department allocated to sponsor apprenticeships in his Department in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and how...

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many apprentices were employed by his Department between (a) April 2010 and March 2011 and (b) April and December 2011; and...

      Departmental Publications

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

      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...

      Local Government Finance: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding each local authority in England has forgone as a result of the top-slicing of the 2012-13 Formula Grant to part...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects the Minister of State for Housing to respond to the letters of 24 October and 29 November 2011 from the right...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will ensure that the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government replies to the letter of...

      Social Rented Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what steps his Department has taken to ensure that local authority housing departments repair properties following...

      Sustainable Communities Act 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether regulations to be laid before Parliament under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007 will include a duty on local...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to announce the Government’s new policy on Gypsy and Traveller planning following the Planning for...

      Water: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals to create a statutory requirement that all commercial and domestic new-builds should be...

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Attorney-General how much was paid to officials in the Law Officers' Departments in (a) bonuses, (b) allowances and (c) other payments additional to basic salary in each of the last...

  • Transport

    • Bmi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment has been made of the potential effects of the sale of BMI to IAG on businesses in Scotland.

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport in which (a) contracts for rolling stock procurement and (b) other major contracts operated by her Department are made in foreign currencies.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether it is the regular practice of her Department to accept bids priced in whole or part in foreign currencies.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what meetings (a) she, (b) the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and (c) officials in her Department have had on the possible closure of the local...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations she has received on the possible closure of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's local offices and regional...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department has undertaken an equality impact assessment in respect of the possible closure of the local offices and regional enforcement...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what revenue was generated by the local offices and regional enforcement centres of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in each of the last...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average length of service is of staff employed by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency at each local office and regional enforcement...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of her Department's liability for redundancy payments following the planned closure of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing...

      Driving Under Influence: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department have had with potential providers of drink-drive rehabilitation courses.

      Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what progress has been made on the inclusion of a default value for tar sands in the European Fuel Quality Directive; (2) what her policy is on...

      Railway Stations: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the change in the level of revenue generated at stations on the London Liverpool Street to Enfield Town line since the...

      Railways: Conflict of Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2011, Official Report, column 88W, on railways: franchises, which consultants have declared potential conflicts of...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding has been allocated to the (a) Thameslink rolling stock and (b) Intercity Express programme; and if she will make a statement.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she proposes that her Department should take account of the underlying interest rate risk on the long-term LIBOR swap rate between the bid date...

      Railways: Profits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which rail routes made (a) a profit, (b) a running profit only and (c) a loss in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Railways: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) was the initial and (b) is the current expected delivery month or quarter for (i) legislative proposals being brought forward in response to...

      Railways: Richmond upon Thames

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will consider the merits of reviewing passenger overcrowding on commuter rail services serving stations in Richmond Park constituency.

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many local authorities in England and Wales have been consulted on implementation of Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 relating to...

      Road Works: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2011, Official Report, column 729W, on roadworks, whether her Department has made an assessment of whether street...

      Shipping: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to authorise the captains of British-flagged vessels to conduct weddings.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what methods are used by his Department to measure the effects of its decisions on the subjective well-being of children.

    • Departmental Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which posts in his Department have been transferred from Fylde coast to (a) Sheffield and (b) elsewhere in the UK since 2005.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Private Investigators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on private investigators in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidelines his Department issues to its non-departmental public bodies on the employment of unpaid interns.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for attendance and disability living allowances have been made in each of the last four years; and how many were (a)...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a full list of providers of mandatory work activity.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what are the current maximum and minimum single payments to mandatory work activity providers.

      Employment: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what data his Department holds on employment outcomes for people with refugee status.

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which employers in (a) Peterborough and (b) Cambridgeshire have participated in the Future Jobs Fund programme.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to mitigate the effect of changes in limits on housing benefits to ensure tenants are not forced to pay the...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims were submitted for beat knee and osteoarthritis by former coal miners in (a) 2009, (b) 2010 and (c) 2011; and how many of such...

      Industrial Injuries: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of recent trends in the number of (a) fatalities and (b) injuries in the construction industry; and if he will make...

      Industrial Injuries: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward proposals to reduce the number of (a) fatalities and (b) injuries in the construction industry; and if he will make a...

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to reach a settlement with providers following the early termination of Flexible New Deal contracts.

      Paye

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what date the Joint Ministerial Steering Group last met to discuss the PAYE Real-Time Information project; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many applications for incapacity benefit have been made in each of the last four years; and how many were (a) awarded on first...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency have been prosecuted for (a) benefit fraud and (b) related offences in each...

      Social Security Benefits: Glasgow North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of recipients of (a) disability living allowance, (b) employment and support allowance and (c) incapacity benefit...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what data on savings held by individuals he will use to apply the proposed capital limits for universal credit.

      Work Capability Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many work capability assessments he expects to have been completed for people previously in receipt of incapacity benefit by the end of (a)...

      Work Capability Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to page 11 of the Government's response to Professor Malcolm Harrington's Second Independent Review of the Work Capability...

      Work Capability Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to page 11 of the Government's response to Professor Malcolm Harrington's Second Independent Review of the Work Capability...

      Work Capability Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many responses his Department has received to date to its consultation entitled Work Capability Assessment: accounting for the effects of...

      Work Capability Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to page 12 of the Government's response to Professor Malcolm Harrington's Second Independent Review of the Work Capability...

      Work Capability Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to page 17 of the Government's response to Professor Malcolm Harrington's Second Independent Review of the Work Capability...

      Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many young people in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) Greater London have participated in his Department’s work...

  • International Development

    • Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects of the reduction to its budget announced in the Autumn Statement; and...

    • Departmental Temporary Employment

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

      Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to launch a public consultation on his plan to enshrine in law the UK's commitment to spend 0.7 per cent. of gross...

      Famine: International Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with his (a) European, (b) Commonwealth and (c) other international counterparts on endorsing the Charter...

      Food Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make it his policy to endorse the Save the Children Charter to End Extreme Hunger.

  • Home Department

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department plans to review the town and cities which are used as dispersal areas for asylum seekers; and when any such review...

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which towns and cities are designated as dispersal areas for asylum seekers.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many speechwriters her Department employs at each pay grade.

      Departmental Redundancy Pay

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

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to ensure that once an overstayer is brought to the attention of the UK Border Agency, actions are put in place to...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which EU (a) directives, (b) regulations and (c) other legislation affecting her Department require transposition into UK law; and what...

      Extradition: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many extradition requests the UK has made to the Republic of Ireland in relation to alleged scheduled terrorist offences in each year...

      Extradition: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many extradition requests the UK has made to the Republic of Ireland in relation to alleged scheduled terrorist offences from 1999 to...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are licensed to own firearms in each parliamentary constituency.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in which region each suspected victim of human trafficking referred to the Trafficking Victim Support Scheme run by the Salvation Army in (a)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter of 24 November 2011 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr S. A. Sadoon.

      Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the UK Border Agency paid the National Offender Management Service for the service level agreement to operate the Morton Hall...

      Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse of refurbishing Morton Hall was prior to it being operated as an immigration removal centre.

      Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many detainees at the Morton Hall immigration removal centre have been transferred to (a) a different location and (b) a prison as a...

      Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse of providing taxi services for visitors to Morton Hall immigration removal centre was in the latest period...

      Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse was of the educational and recreational activities provided to detainees at Morton Hall immigration removal...

      Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been detained at Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre since it opened; and how many such people have subsequently left...

      Offenders: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 19 December 2011, Official Report, columns 1044-6W, on mental health: patients, how many of those released after...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many CID officers there were in each police force (a) on 5 October 2010 and (b) in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much her Department spent on grants under the Facilitated Returns Scheme in each year since 2006; (2) how much her Department...

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals have been awarded grants under the Facilitated Grants Scheme in each year since 2006; and to which countries they...

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the 20 largest sums paid to individuals under the Facilitated Returns Scheme have been in each year since 2006; (2) how many...

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many individuals awarded grants under the Facilitated Returns Scheme have subsequently returned to the UK; (2) how many...

      Proceeds of Crime Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many orders were (a) applied for and (b) granted under the provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in each of the last five years;...

      Proceeds of Crime Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much revenue was received under the provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 from cases of over-fishing in each region in each of the...

      Prostitution: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many brothel closures there have been as a result of intervention by police public protection teams in each London borough in each month...

      Scrap Metal: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to assess the pilot project in the North East requiring identification from vendors of scrap metal.

      Sexual Offences: Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many child sex offenders have had their passports withheld since the Policing and Crime Act 2009 came into force; and if she will...

      Specialist Crime Division 9

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has for the future of Specialist Crime Division 9 after the London 2012 London Olympics.

      Theft: Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions her Department has had with the British Metals Recycling Association on stricter self-regulation of scrap metal dealing.

      Theft: Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effect of permitting cash-based transactions on the detection of scrap metal thieves.

      Theft: Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals she plans to bring forward to amend existing legislation on the sale and disposal of scrap metal in order to prevent metal theft.

      Theft: Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what additional resources she is considering making available to the British Transport police following the recent increase in metal theft...

      Theft: Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to (a) regulate and (b) close illegal scrap metal dealing yards.

      Theft: Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to discuss with the Secretary of State for Justice increases in the penalties for scrap metal theft and illegal dealing in...

      Theft: Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with (a) local authorities and (b) the Local Government Association on strengthening co-ordinated action by...

      Theft: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effects on local communities of the theft of gas cylinders; and what steps she plans to take to reduce...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding her Department provided to (a) Action on Addiction, (b) Adoption UK, (c) the Adoption and Fostering Information Line, (d)...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will consider the recommendation by the Committee on Climate Change in its Bioenergy Review that his Department's Bioenergy...

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what effect will the recommendation by the Committee on Climate Change that the use of woody biomass in construction should be a...

      Biomass: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the relevance to his Department's policies of the recommendations in the report commissioned by the Forestry...

      Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which coal-fired power stations he expects to close as a result of the EU large combustion plant directive; and what estimate he has...

      Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which coal-fired power plants need to be decommissioned to meet the UK's obligations under the Large Combustion Directive; and when...

      Departmental Apprentice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding his Department allocated to sponsor apprenticeships in his Department in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and how much...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much was paid to officials in his Department and its non-departmental public bodies in (a) bonuses, (b) allowances and (c) other...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions his Department has had with energy companies on ways to simplify the design of energy bills.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects updated Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 guidance to be published.

      Energy: Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's latest estimate is of the reserves of shale gas in the UK; what his Department's policy is on the extraction of...

      Energy: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect of the cost of fuel on the well-being of older people; and if he will make a statement.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much the cost of energy generated from (a) gas and (b) electricity has changed over the last (i) year and (ii) 10 years.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with energy companies on the cost of energy; where and when any such discussions took place; and whether he...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of spending on (a) gas and (b) electricity by households in each household income decile in the latest year...

      Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to include the issue of global fossil fuel subsidy reform on the agenda of the Clean Energy Ministerial 2012.

      Power Failures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the effect of voltage fluctuations on household (a) energy consumption and (b) electrical...

      Power Failures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the effect of voltage optimisation devices on household energy consumption.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the likely effects on consumers' bills of the growth of renewable electricity generation as set out in his...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the total expenditure on the feed-in tariff was in each of the last four quarters for which figures are available.

      River Severn: Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what meetings he has had to discuss the potential development of the Severn Barrage; and what matters were discussed; (2) what...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the number of households likely to have solar PV in (a) 2015 and (b) 2020.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households have installed (a) solar PV and (b) solar water heating.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of energy production will come from solar energy in (a) 2012 and (b) 2013.

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) pensioner and (b) non-pensioner households have received assistance from (i) EDF Energy, (ii) Atlantic, (iii) British Gas,...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme: Mobile Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to ensure park home owners receive a warm home discount payment.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how much was paid to wind farm companies in (a) Wales and (b) Great Britain through constraint payments in (i) 2010 and (ii)...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average length of time was for an onshore wind farm to generate sufficient low carbon energy to offset the emissions arising...

      Wind Power: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to review safety standards in respect of blade dislocation in the wind turbine industry.

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Leader of the House how much was paid to officials in his office in (a) bonuses, (b) allowances and (c) other payments additional to basic salary in each of the last two years for...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the contribution of the entertainment industry to the...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps are being taken by his Department to identify areas (a) without broadband and (b) where broadband speeds are below...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether the telecommunications industry has been consulted on the transfer of responsibilities for broadband to his Department.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the Government's Digital Inclusion Champion on the timetable for the provision of universal...

      Broadband: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps are being taken to ensure that small businesses in remote areas gain access to high speed broadband.

      Broadband: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with (a) representatives from the telecommunications industry and (b) governments from...

      Charles Dickens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department has plans to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens.

      English Heritage: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what information his Department holds on the amount English Heritage has spent on market researchers in each of the last five...

      Get Set Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many schools in (a) England, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Scotland and (d) Wales have signed up to the London 2012 Get Set...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he plans to reply to the letter of 15 November 2011 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr J...

      Mobile Phones: Aerials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has conducted a value for money assessment on the proposed use of public funding to improve mobile phone coverage...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Home Office, (b) the Metropolitan Police, (c) Transport for London and...

      Olympic Games 2012: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of tickets for the London 2012 Olympics made available in the UK that were purchased...

      Olympic Games 2012: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to encourage tourists in London for the London 2012 Olympics to extend their stay and visit other...

      Olympic Games 2012: Wi-Fi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he has taken to ensure that all free wi-fi access provided at public expense in London during the London 2012...

      Sports: Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to promote gender equality in sports.

      Sports: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the total expenditure was in each parliamentary constituency by his Department on sport in 2011.

      Sports: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of voluntary sports coaches in (a) Liverpool, Walton constituency,...

      War Memorials: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will create a British war memorial fund to provide finance for the maintenance of war memorials in the UK.

  • Justice

    • Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what methods are used by his Department to measure the effects of its decisions on the subjective well-being of children.

    • Community Legal Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what proportion of the amounts falling due to the Community Legal Service under the Statutory Charge within (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c)...

      Coroners: Witnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department can take to ensure that foreign witnesses can be called upon to give evidence at inquests in the UK concerning deaths which...

      Courts: Unpaid Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much of the sum imposed in court fines was unpaid at the end of each month since May 2010.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many awards the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority made of (a) up to £5,000, (b) £5,001 to £10,000, (c) £10,001 to...

      Departmental Apprentices

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

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding his Department allocated to sponsor apprenticeships in his Department in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and how much such funding he plans...

      Departmental Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on flights for its officials since May 2010.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on external consultants in each month since May 2010.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many freedom of information requests his Department has received in each month of the last five years.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for how requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department claimed an exemption to not provide requested information in each month since...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what net savings in relation to family legal aid his Department estimates will be achieved from (a) the legal aid budget, (b) his Department's budget and...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what estimate the Legal Services Commission has made of the sum to be recovered for private family cases completed in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of reductions in his Department's expenditure on family legal aid is projected to relate to costs paid to solicitors delivering family...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Personal Injury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners in the secure estate have made personal injury claims with funding from legal aid in each of the last 10 years.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on future reduction or elimination of legal aid for prisoners challenging their conviction or sentence; and if he will make a statement.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the extent of any additional costs to (a) the NHS and (b) other Government Departments as a result of welfare benefits being...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on legal aid (a) advice and (b) representation for appeals to adjust welfare benefit determinations made to the upper tribunals and...

      Legal Services Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of the total expenditure on legal aid was taken up by expenditure on the Legal Services Commission's administrative functions in each of...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign national prisoners serving a determinate sentence were deported under the Early Removal Scheme in 2010-11.

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department is providing any form of underwriting for the social impact bond pilot at HMP Peterborough.

      Post-Mortems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what targets his Department has set for the time taken to complete histological and toxicological tests carried out as part of the preparation of a post...

      Post-Mortems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many unexpected deaths (a) were reported to coroners, (b) were subject to post mortem reports and (c) required (i) histological and (ii)...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the occupancy rate was for each prison and young offenders' establishment on 1 January 2012; (2) what the (a) certified normal accommodation...

      Prison Officers Association: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether he has made an assessment of the feasibility of the restoration of full trade union rights to the Prison Officers' Association; (2) what...

      Prisoners’ Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment his Department has made of the merits of not releasing prisoners on a Friday in order to ensure availability of support.

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign national prisoners were removed from England and Wales in 2011; and to which countries they were removed.

      Prisoners: Jamaica

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 23 June 2011, Official Report, columns 464-5, on prisoners: foreign nationals, what progress has been made in negotiating...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding his Department allocated to (a) Centrepoint, (b) Crisis, (c) Skill Force and (d) Shelter in (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12; and if he will...

      Young Offenders: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the length of time following transfer until the date of death was of those people transferred from the youth secure estate to the adult secure...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with their counterparts in other Commonwealth member states on the...

    • Banks: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures are in place to record (a) chief executive pay and (b) bonuses paid by banks to staff.

      Capital Transfer Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid in capital transfer tax in each year between 1982 and 1986.

      Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what methods are used by his Department to measure the effects of its decisions on the subjective well-being of children; (2) what research his...

      Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average level of personal (a) debt and (b) savings was in each region of the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many speechwriters his Department employs at each pay grade.

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidelines his Department issues to its non-departmental public bodies on the employment of unpaid interns.

      EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which EU (a) Directives, (b) Regulations and (c) other legislation affecting his Department require transposition into UK law; and what estimate he has made...

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will have regard to the effect of high fuel duties on low income working families in his preparatory work for the next Budget.

      Financial Services: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps HM Revenue and Customs are taking to progress the development of the ISO20022 payment submission format; and if he will make a statement.

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likely effect of implementation of the proposed interim solution for the PAYE Real-Time Information project on the...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether a target date for implementation of the strategic PAYE Real-Time Information solution has been agreed; and if he will make a statement.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in (a) his Department and (b) HM Revenue and Customs are working on minimising the avoidance of stamp duty land tax.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2012, Official Report, column 71W, on stamp duties, whether he is referring to Spotlight 6: Employer-Financed...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2012, Official Report, columns 70-1W, on stamp duties, how many meetings have been held in his Department with the main...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2012, Official Report, columns 70-1W, on stamp duties, what steps he takes to ensure that stamp duty land tax is paid...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2012, Official Report, columns 70-1W, on stamp duties, whether it is appropriate to use the term avoidance in the...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he plans to take to reduce avoidance of stamp duty land tax on properties worth more than £1 million through offshore registration; and if...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the extent of avoidance of tax through placing land in offshore trusts; and if he will make a statement.

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many cases HM Revenue and Customs has initiated proceedings against a business in respect of disputes relating to the tax status of sub-contractors...

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of each (a) set of regulations and (b) item of guidance issued by HM Revenue and Customs and its predecessor relating...

      Taxation: Tribunals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has contested at the First Tier Tribunal (Tax) in each of the last three years; and in how many such cases (a)...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will use public sector capital expenditure to reduce youth unemployment in Hartlepool; and if he will make a statement.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the Iranian nuclear programme; and if he will make a statement.

    • Persecution of Christians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the extent of persecution of Christians in North Africa and the Middle East.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the state of bilateral relations with Burma; and if he will make a statement.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of his recent visit to Burma; and if he will make a statement.

      Tunisia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support the Government is giving to the development of democracy in Tunisia.

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent progress he has made on the return of self-government in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

      Middle East Peace Process

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the status of the middle east peace process; and if he will make a statement.

      Middle East Peace Process

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the status of the Middle East Peace Process; and if he will make a statement.

      Diplomatic Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of his Department's diplomatic network; and if he will make a statement.

      The Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the UK's role in reinvigorating the Commonwealth; and if he will make a statement.

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the political situation in Palestine; and if he will make a statement.

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of UK relations with the government of Libya; and if he will make a statement.

      Bhutan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when a Government Minister last visited Bhutan in an official capacity.

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the agreement to form a government in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

      British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 9 September 2011, Official Report, columns 872-3W, on British nationals abroad: homicide, for what...

      Burma: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he raised the issue of the release of prisoners during his recent visit to Burma.

      Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with which countries his Department raised the use of the death penalty in 2011.

      China: Democracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions China's ambassador to the UK was summoned to discuss democracy and human rights issues in (a) 2010 and (b)...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will estimate the net contribution of the (a) UK and (b) other EU member states to the common agricultural policy in each...

      Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the UK’s role in reinvigorating the Commonwealth; and if he will make a statement.

      Democracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which countries his Department regarded as not full democracies in 2011.

      Democracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many projects promoting democracy his Department supports in (a) Burma, (b) Cuba and (c) China.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what role the UK is playing in the delegation from the US National Democratic Institute and the International Foundation for...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what financial contributions the UK has made to the (a) Carter Centre and (b) EU mission in connection with the monitoring of...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo following the outcome of the...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contribution the UK Government has made to the training of the (a) army and (b) police force in Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations his Department has made to the Government of Democratic Republic of Congo on reports of violence by...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions his Department has had with the US Government on the security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how much funding his Department allocated to sponsor apprenticeships in his Department in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and...

      Departmental Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's policy is on record keeping for official meetings.

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what guidelines his Department issues to its non-departmental public bodies on the employment of unpaid interns.

      Global Response Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the savings to the public purse arising from his Department's Global Response Centre to date.

      India: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the EU-India Free Trade Agreement, with (a) article 25 of the General...

      Iran: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had on the effectiveness of the international community's Iranian sanctions programme.

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Nigeria on the protection of Christian communities in that country.

      Serbia: Kosovo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of (a) Serbia and (b) Kosovo on the resolution of the border dispute in...

      Singapore: Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of Singapore on the introduction of a global financial transaction tax.

      United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total contribution of the UK to the UN was in each of the last five years; and what comparative assessment he has made...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the content of meals provided to personnel serving in Afghanistan; when the views of personnel were last sought...

    • Animals: Euthanasia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) horses and (b) dogs have been euthanised by his Department in 2011; and for what reasons in each case.

      Armed Forces: Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2012, Official Report, columns 9-10W, how much his Department spent on the (a) Swaledale ram, (b) three mountain...

      Armed Forces: Diamond Jubilee 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel his Department expects to deploy for the Queen's diamond jubilee celebrations; and at what cost to the public purse.

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces have been subject to selection for compulsory redundancy in the last year; how many of those so selected would lose...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to train landing signal officers.

      Astute Class Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of whether there is a defence requirement for an eighth Astute Class submarine.

      Conflict Prevention: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department contributed to the Conflict Pool in each of the last three financial years; to which countries such funding is directed; and how...

      Counter-Terrorism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's counter-terrorism budget was in 2011-12.

      Diamond Jubilee 2012: Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the information held on the Joint Personnel Administration system is sufficient to ascertain whether a member of the reserve forces is eligible...

      Ex-servicemen: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 19 December 2011, Official Report, column 962W, on Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, whether patients referred to the...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many joint strike fighters his Department plans to purchase; and when he expects such aircraft to be first delivered to the Royal Navy.

      Libya: Bombs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the presence of unexploded ordnance left by British Forces in Libya during World War Two.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many BAe 146 aircraft he intends to lease; and at what cost.

      Royal Artillery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which of the Royal Artillery's six close support regiments will be disbanded; and when such closures will take place; (2) what estimate he has...

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on use of force onshore against pirates in Somalia; and if he will make a statement.

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress he has made in negotiating with BAE Systems to achieve the Government's target of reducing the cost of submarine contracts by £900...

      Tornado Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what product is used to wash Tornado jet screens and windows; who provides it; and how much was spent on this product by his Department in each of...

      UK National Codification Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many (a) service personnel and (b) civilians were employed at the UK National Codification Bureau in each of the last five years; (2) what...

      War Pensions: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what costs his Department has incurred in respect of the ionising radiation appeals at the war pensions tribunals in respect of (a) solicitors, (b)...

      Wellington Barracks: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will order the repainting of the facade of Wellington Barracks.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total support to agriculture her Department provided to each parliamentary constituency in 2011.

    • Animal Welfare: Circuses

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

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with her international counterparts on the effectiveness of licensing systems for the use of...

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the recent decision by the Austrian Constitutional Court, when she plans to introduce a licensing scheme...

      Animal Welfare: Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what definition her Department uses of higher welfare of farm animals; and if she will make a statement.

      Animal Welfare: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment she has made of the potential effect of her Department's cormorant licensing policy in England on...

      Animal Welfare: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cormorants were killed under licence in England in winter 2010-11.

      Batteries: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to ensure that the UK meets the 2012 target for battery recycling under the EU Battery Directive;...

      Birds: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which bird species have been identified by her Department as being in danger of becoming extinct as a breeding species in...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many mammals other than cattle were identified with or slaughtered for bovine tuberculosis as a result of (a) microbial...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on how many occasions her Department has invoiced (a) members of the public and (b) owners of mammals other than bovines for...

      British Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the funding requirement of British Waterways in the next 10 years; how much funding her...

      Canal and River Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what mechanisms will be in place to ensure that the business plan for the Canal and River Trust is sustainable and...

      Coastal Erosion: Bournemouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress her Department has made on the plans to protect Hengistury Head from further sea erosion; and if she will make...

      Departmental Design

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what contracts her Department has awarded for design services since May 2010; and what information her Department holds on...

      Departmental Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many speechwriters her Department employs at each pay grade.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what procedures her Department has put in place to ensure value for money on purchases; and what savings have been realised...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs at how many events organised by (a) charities, (b) other civil society groups, (c) businesses and (d) lobbying organisations...

      Departmental Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what volunteering (a) she and (b) other Ministers in her Department have undertaken as part of the One Day Challenge; what...

      Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has any plans to introduce a minimum age for dog ownership.

      Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has any plans to require owners of breeding dogs to be accredited.

      Dogs: Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what research her Department has undertaken on compulsory microchipping; (2) what plans she has to improve protection...

      Ecosystem Markets Task Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the work of the Ecosystem Markets Task Force.

      Eggs: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to take steps to block products containing eggs from import from countries that are not compliant with the...

      Environmental Protection Act 1990

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what advice she has received on compliance of her Department's proposed contaminated land statutory guidance with Part 2A of...

      Fisheries: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with food retailers on the implications of a suspension of the Marine Stewardship Council's...

      Fisheries: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department provides funding towards meeting the cost of operating the UK's fishery patrol vessels.

      Fisheries: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of special report No. 12/2011 by the European Court of Auditors on the European Fisheries Fund.

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what progress has been made by the working party formed after the Flood Summit in September 2010; (2) what progress...

      Food: Additives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to encourage producers to reduce preservatives and additives in children's food.

      Food: Salt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to encourage food producers to reduce levels of salt in food products.

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to strengthen phase 2 of the Courtauld Commitment to reduce levels of household food waste.

      Hen Harriers: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether an action plans is in place to prevent the extinction of the hen harrier as a breeding species in England.

      Landfill Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the likely effect of increasing landfill tax on levels of food waste sent to landfill; and if...

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress her Department has made on its commitment to ban beak trimming by 2016.

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions her Department has had with the Ministry of Agriculture in France on enforcement of the laying hen regulations.

      Professor Tim Lang

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department has (a) commissioned work from and (b) been advised by Professor Tim Lang.

      Seals: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's policy is on support for international efforts to prohibit trade in harp seal fur.

      Sewers: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what legislative proposals she plans to bring forward to simplify the law governing the relative contributions of developers...

      Sussex Wildlife Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under which category of expenditure her Department funds the Sussex Wildlife Trust; and for what purpose.

      Water Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when her Department will publish a white paper on the future of the water and sewerage industry.

      Water Supply: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department has had discussions with (a) the Government of Israel and (b) Israeli companies on new techniques for...

      Water: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the effect of water impurities and particulates on the accuracy of mechanical...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to answer Question 77607, on applications from employees to run services for which her Department is...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to answer question 74828 on funding of civil society organisations, tabled on 11 October 2011 for answer on 13...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Work Experience

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many companies participating in the Business Compact he expects to pay interns the national minimum wage.

    • Work Experience

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidelines he plans to provide to companies participating in the Business Compact on the definition of (a) an intern, (b) an internship and (c) the...

      Work Experience

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will publish a copy of each letter he sent to companies asking them to participate in the Business Compact and the responses received.

      Work Experience

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what reporting mechanisms have been put in place to monitor businesses taking part in the Business Compact scheme.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Aviation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many people identified as migrants in the International Passenger Survey gave the reason for their visit as (a) a definite job to go to, (b)...

    • Birth Rate: Greater London

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the birth rate was in (a) Poplar and Limehouse constituency, (b) the London borough of Tower Hamlets and (c) nationally in the latest period for...

      Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he expects the first assessment of the results of the 2011 Census to be published.

      Childbirth: Wales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many babies were born in Wales in 2011.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many speechwriters his Department employs at each pay grade.

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidelines his Department issues to its non-departmental public bodies on the employment of unpaid interns.

      Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) pensioners and (b) people of working age there are in each parliamentary constituency in England.

      Households: Greater London

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many single parent households there were in (a) Poplar and Limehouse constituency, (b) the London borough of Tower Hamlets and (c) nationally in the...

      Households: Greater London

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average number of children per household was in (a) Poplar and Limehouse constituency, (b) the London borough of Tower Hamlets and (c)...

      Pay: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of people who would have earned a wage lower than the level of the national minimum wage if there was no...

      Population Studies: Migration

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether he plans to include migrants who come to the UK for less than 12 months in official population estimates.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much funding his Department allocated to (a) Centrepoint, (b) Crisis, (c) Skill Force and (d) Shelter in (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12; and if he...

  • Health

    • Baby Care Units: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many neonatal nurses there were providing care for those living in south London in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011; and what estimate he has made of the number...

    • Baby Care Units: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what meetings he has had to discuss standards of NHS neonatal care.

      Baby Care Units: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment his Department has made of the relationship between levels of neonatal nursing staff and child mortality.

      Bone Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the incidence of (a) rickets and (b) osteomalacia was in (i) Poplar and Limehouse constituency, (ii) the London borough of Tower Hamlets and (iii)...

      Children: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to encourage health and wellbeing boards to measure and monitor children's subjective well-being as a key outcome in their local area.

      Circle Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in his Department have had with representatives of Circle Health.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many speechwriters his Department employs at each pay grade.

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidelines his Department issues to its non-departmental public bodies on the employment of unpaid interns.

      Employment Agencies

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

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which EU (a) Directives, (b) Regulations and (c) other legislation affecting his Department require transposition into UK law; and what estimate he has...

      Family Planning: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on family planning services in (a) Poplar and Limehouse constituency, (b) the London borough of Tower Hamlets and (c)...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 November 2011, Official Report, column 602W, on clinical commissioning groups, if he will publish his estimates of the...

      Health Services: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many adverse incidents were recorded in the NHS in each of the last two years.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much is owed to the NHS by foreign governments for emergency care of their citizens in (a) Huddersfield and Calderdale Primary Care Trust and...

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many foreign nationals received emergency care in (a) Huddersfield and Calderdale Primary Care Trust and (b) the NHS in (i) 2009, (ii) 2010 and (iii) 2011.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health from which five countries the highest number of foreign nationals sought emergency treatment by the NHS in (a) England and (b) Huddersfield and Calderdale...

      Health Services: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance is provided to NHS staff on recognising potential victims of human trafficking.

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many admissions to hospital were recorded from a (a) nursing home and (b) residential care home for people aged over 74 in each primary care trust in...

      Hearing Impairment: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on deaf and hard of hearing children and young people in Somerset.

      Hinchingbrooke Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how (a) surplus, (b) capital expenditure and (c) depreciation will be calculated at Hinchingbrooke hospital under the terms of the contract with...

      Hinchingbrooke Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the NHS Trust for Hinchingbrooke Hospital plans to pursue its application for Foundation Trust status; what the timetable is for any conversion to...

      Hinchingbrooke Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether Circle Health will be liable for UK taxation in respect of any profits resulting from its operation of Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans his Department has to review guidance issued to NHS Acute Trusts and Foundation Trusts on screening programmes for hospital acquired...

      Hospitals: Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has he made of the prospects for future franchises of hospital management services.

      Industrial Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were treated in accident and emergency departments for injuries sustained in the workplace in each of the last five years; and how many...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applications were made by clinicians to North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust's (PCT) Exceptions Panel for treatment or drugs which are not...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the relationship is between his Department and NHS Shared Business Services.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many clinical negligence proceedings have been brought against the NHS in the last 12 months; and to which types of adverse incident each relate.

      NHS: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on gagging clauses imposed on NHS employees as part of severance agreements; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to place a cap on the liabilities of all private health providers under his proposals for the future of the NHS.

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on how quickly a bed bound hospital patient should receive assistance to clear up a burst stoma bag that could infect a wound from a...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients a nurse on an adult acute (a) medical and (b) surgical hospital ward should be responsible for checking each hour; (2) what...

      Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what powers he has to compel private clinics to contact women patients concerned about implants manufactured by Poly Implant Prothese to offer them...

      Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of women who have had breast implants manufactured by Poly Implant Prothese implanted in (a) NHS or (b) private...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the merits of (a) applied suicide intervention skills training and (b) trauma risk management; and if he will...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many companies in Ashfield constituency will receive additional incentive payments to take on 18 to 24 year olds in...

    • Beer: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what timetable he has set for the introduction of measures to improve competition in the pub and hospitality industry.

      Beer: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) self-regulation on beer ties and (b) competition in the pub and hospitality...

      Beer: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects of beer ties on competition in the hospitality industry.

      Biofuels: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to support research and development in the biogas sector.

      Breathalysers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage Germany to adopt specifications agreed by the Organisation of Legal Metrology on breath...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the total support for industry by his Department was in each parliamentary constituency in 2011.

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to increase awareness of the regulatory process for businesses among (a) businesses and (b) the general...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the findings of the British Chamber of Commerce's report entitled Red Tape Challenged.

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he plans to take to ensure that his Department's proposals for the deregulation of businesses are informed by the...

      Charities: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of (a) paid jobs and (b) volunteering opportunities in charity shops in the West Midlands.

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many times his Department has used the services of debt recovery companies since May 2010; which companies were used; and if...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much was paid to officials in his Department and its non-departmental public bodies in (a) bonuses, (b) allowances and (c)...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the written statement of 23 November 2011, Official Report, columns 26-8W, on employment law review, when he expects...

      EU External Trade: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect on the livelihoods of the rural poor in India of the EU-India Free Trade Agreement; and...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many of the regulations his Department brought into force through (a) primary legislation, (b) secondary legislation and (c)...

      Foreign Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the export figures for countries outside the EU in the balance of trade figures published on 11...

      Further Education: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of students in each age group were studying a higher education qualification in a further education college...

      Higher Education: North East

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

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to improve access to the records of land ownership held by the Land Registry; and if he will make a statement.

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the total amount of land in England which is unregistered (a) in hectares and (b) as a proportion of...

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will consider the use of the New York City Economic Development Corporation's Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator as a model...

      Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received from (a) pub landlords and (b) large-companies owning public houses on the tenureship of...

      Public Houses: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many public houses have closed in each local authority area in each of the last 10 years.

      Public Houses: Mutual Societies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has considered taking steps to promote mutual models of pub ownership and management.

      Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the effects of (a) low consumer confidence, (b) reduction in household income, (c) high inflation rates and (d)...

      Student Finance England: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many complaints Student Finance England received in academic years (a) 2011-12, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2009-10.

      Student Finance England: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what further resources, in addition to the formation of the Resolve Team, have been put in place to deal with delays in the...

      Student Finance England: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what training call centre staff at Student Finance England receive prior to handling calls; and for how long such training lasts.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department allocated to (a) Centrepoint, (b) Crisis, (c) Skill Force and (d) Shelter in (i) 2010-11 and (ii)...

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of each item of correspondence between his Department and Ofsted relating to academies; (2) if he will...

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) whether academy trusts are required to notify his Department of the results of their consultations; (2) what steps his Department has taken to...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to change the cultural match of children with families requirement during the adoption process.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what (a) meetings and (b) telephone discussions he has had with Ministers in other Government departments on proposals to introduce (i) up-front...

      Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans his Department has to integrate and monitor subjective well-being as a key outcome within the Positive for Youth strategy.

      Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what methods are used by his Department to measure the effects of its decisions on the subjective well-being of children.

      Children in Care: Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department has allocated to support junior ISAs for looked-after children; and if he will make a statement.

      Children in Care: Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he is taking steps to encourage local authorities to make regular contributions to junior ISAs for looked-after children; and if he will make a...

      Children: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what research his Department has commissioned to measure the subjective well-being of children.

      Curriculum: Design

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the study of design and technology in schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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 Apprentices

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

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding his Department allocated to sponsor apprenticeships in his Department in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and how much such funding he...

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many apprentices were employed by his Department between (a) April 2010 and March 2011 and (b) April and December 2011; and how many...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many speechwriters his Department employs at each pay grade.

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which of his Department’s staff who have been employed since May 2010 were previously political appointees.

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidelines his Department issues to its non-departmental public bodies on the employment of unpaid interns.

      Education: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the relationship between levels of subjective well-being of children and their educational attainment.

      E-mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what steps have been taken to secure the contents of private e-mail accounts of departmental staff relating to official business; (2) whether...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many of the regulations his Department brought into force through (a) primary legislation, (b) secondary legislation and (c) other means originated...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of children receiving free school meals for whom such meals are the only hot nutritious meal of the day.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department employs staff to promote and encourage free schools.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reason academies and free schools opened since September 2010 are not required to adhere to mandatory nutritional standards.

      Free Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many applications his Department has received for the free schools pre-application support grant since its creation; and if he will place in...

      Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on allowing schools to take over the playing fields of an adjacent school that has closed.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects to (a) evaluate and (b) bring forward legislative proposals on a new approach to permanent exclusions.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding was granted per pupil to Shropshire Council in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      School Leaving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children who had previously studied in a school (a) with and (b) without a sixth form, remained in education and training after the...

      Schools: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of average expenditure by schools on training events and seminars relating to examination and course work specifications; and...

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of children who have received support through discretionary subsidies for home to school transport in the last...

      Schools: Warwick

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding his Department and its predecessors have provided to (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Warwick and Leamington constituency in...

      Students: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding will be granted to Shropshire council for each pupil for 2012-13.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many new graduates he expects to enter the teaching profession in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014.

      Teachers: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress he is making in enrolling former service personnel into the teaching profession.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to improve regulation of teacher training seminars designed to improve knowledge of examination specifications in...

      University Technical College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many officials in his Department are working on the proposed creation of a University Technical College in Plymouth.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to ensure that pupils receive a high quality level of information, guidance and advice on future education and career options.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to answer question 88686, on private email accounts, tabled on 20 December 2011 for answer on 10 January 2012.

  • House of Lords

    • Crime: Electronic Tagging

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 19 January (WA 27), whether, since this matter is not subject to any current judicial proceedings, the results of...

    • Employment: Sickness Absence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to respond to Health at Work-An Independent Review of Sickness Absence.

      Employment: Sickness Absence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the costs of long-term absence for small businesses; and what steps they are taking to mitigate those costs.

      Employment: Sickness Absence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment the Department for Work and Pensions has made of the benefits of providing immediate occupational health support in reducing workplace absence.

      Financial Services Compensation Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they continue to stand behind the Financial Services Compensation Scheme; whether they will fund prompt payments to depositors while permitting staged...

      Gendercide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 21 December (HL14333) stating that information on the numbers of (1) male, and (2) female, babies being aborted is...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action was taken by the Department for Communities and Local Government when it discovered that in the period 2004-06 the departmental government procurement...

      Health: Anthrax Vaccine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 10 January (HL14279) stating that anthrax is not typically transmissible person to person, why emergency workers are...

      Health: Anthrax Vaccine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 10 January (HL14281), what was the shortfall in the production of anthrax vaccines between October 2009 and March...

      Michael Brown

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Electoral Commission on whether it plans to recover money given by Michael Brown to the Liberal Democrats.

      Northern Ireland: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 20 December (WA 368), what was the outcome of the review by the Minister of State in the Northern...

      Northern Ireland: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the current security position in Northern Ireland.

      Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as they review the proposed planning guidelines, they will include a presumption against inappropriate development in (1) areas of outstanding natural...

      UN: Year of the Co-operative 2012

      To ask the Chairman of Committees whether there are plans for the House to mark the United Nations Year of the Co-operative 2012.

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