Written answers

Thursday, 9 February 2012

  • Leader of the House

    • Backbench Debates

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will bring in a fixed day each week for backbench business for the remainder of this Session.

    • Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Leader of the House what plans he has for pre-legislative scrutiny of bills in the second Session of the current Parliament.

  • Scotland

    • Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many invitations to attend events at the London 2012 Olympics (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) senior officials in his...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department has spent on (a) recruitment services and (b) executive search agencies in each month since May 2010; and if he will...

    • Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what contribution his Department is making to implementation of the Compact with the voluntary sector; and if he will make a statement.

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average cost of each meal provided to armed forces personnel was when stationed (a) in the UK, (b) in Germany and (c) overseas in an operational...

    • Deloitte

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contracts his Department has awarded to Deloitte since May 2010; and what the (a) net and (b) individual monetary value was of each such contract.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 January 2012, Official Report, column 31WS, on cost of ministerial cars, whether his Department has...

      Ex-servicemen: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) pursuant to the answer of 17 January 2012, Official Report, column 728W, on ex-servicemen: health services, how many patients referred to the...

      France: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether funding for the Hydrus project has been reallocated to the Teutates programme; (2) what the cost to the public purse is of the Teutates...

      India: European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with UK Trade and Investment on the decision of the Indian Government not to buy the Eurofighter.

      Radar: Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent to change, alter, update or modify radar systems as a result of the presence or likely presence of UK on-shore wind...

      Radioactive Waste: Dalgety Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether his Department detected and removed any of the radiation-related sources in Dalgety Bay in January 2012; (2) what discussions his...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Metals: Theft

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what the cost was of metal theft from Church of England property in (a) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, (b) the...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what work experience or traineeship schemes his Department offers to minority groups.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • BBC

      To ask the hon. Member for Aberdeen North, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the House of Commons Commission has to improve access to live BBC and other local radio and...

    • Cromwell Green Entrance

      To ask the hon. Member for Aberdeen North, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans there are to provide a covering over any part of the ramp that leads to the Cromwell Green...

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Access

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what the cost was of (a) the tokens and (b) staff time for...

  • Attorney-General

    • Euthanasia

      To ask the Attorney-General whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to place the Code for Crown Prosecutors and the Policy for Prosecutors on cases of encouraging or assisting...

    • Theft: Metals

      To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions were brought by the Crown Prosecution Service for offences relating to metal theft in the last five years for which figures are available.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Atos Healthcare: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 20 December 2011, Official Report, column 1082W, on Atos Healthcare: training, what discussions he has had with Atos...

    • Atos Healthcare: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 20 December 2011, Official Report, column 1082W, on Atos Healthcare: training, what definition he uses of capacity...

      Atos Healthcare: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 20 December 2011, Official Report, column 1082W, on Atos Healthcare: training, which other recommendations of the...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 26 January 2012, Official Report, columns 340-1W, on employment and support allowance: appeals, how many appeals...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 30 January 2012, Official Report, column 448W, on employment schemes, what data on sector-based work academies his...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 30 January 2012, Official Report, column 448W, on employment schemes, if he will place in the Library the summary of...

      Employment: Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effects of literacy and numeracy levels on employment trends in Harlow constituency in each of the last 10 years.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) individuals and (b) households in Sheffield will have a reduction in their benefits as a result of the implementation of his...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of households whose income would be affected by the household benefit cap (a) before and (b) after he...

      Housing Benefit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effects of his proposed household benefit cap on Northern Ireland.

      Housing Benefit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his Department's impact assessment for the household benefit cap, for what reason households in Northern Ireland were not...

      Housing Benefit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on the effects of his proposed household benefit cap on Northern...

      Mortgages: Repossession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the banking sector to ensure that people adversely affected by changes in support for mortgage interest rate...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of (a) (i) employment support allowance, (ii) disability living allowance and (iii) incapacity benefit claimants and (b)...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many local newspapers were called by his Department following publication of the most recent unemployment figures.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department has stopped any IT contractors working on the universal credit programme in the last three months; and if he will make a...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether Atos Healthcare employees involved in work capability assessment are subject to the Official Secrets Act 1989.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether any Atos Healthcare (a) director and (b) employee involved in the work capability assessment received a performance-related bonus...

  • Home Department

    • Abu Qatada

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has spent on cases involving Abu Qatada in each year since 2001.

    • Animal Experiments: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 2 November 2011, Official Report, column 638W, on animal experiments: EU law, when she expects draft legislation...

      Asylum: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average number was of appeals an asylum seeker in the UK went through before being either deported or granted leave to remain in the...

      Asylum: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Iranian nationals who are claiming asylum in the UK are resident in Birmingham, Ladywood constituency.

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many claims from police authorities have been made to her Department for reimbursement of payments made by police authorities under...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of her Department's invoices from its private sector suppliers were paid (a) within 14 days, (b) between 15 and...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of (a) data loss and (b) breaches of confidentiality occurred in her Department in 2011.

      Departmental Pay

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

      Deportation: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals last registered as domiciled in the Peterborough city council area and who have no legal basis to remain in the UK were...

      Driving: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her policy to allow car rental companies to refuse to rent cars to drivers under the age of 23; and if she will make a...

      Entry Clearances: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permit intracompany transfers were granted in respect of each (a) nationality and (b) occupation in each of the last three...

      Entry Clearances: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long on average Iranian citizens wishing to enter the UK for a holiday wait for a visa; and what steps have been taken to enable Iranians...

      Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to ensure that migrants have the necessary skills for employment.

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration she is giving to (a) purchasing new capabilities to monitor social media and (b) increasing the resources her Department...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter of 22 December 2011 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Jano Ridwa.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 28 November 2011, Official Report, column 1071W, on police, when (a) Ministers and (b) officials of her Department...

      Police: Infant Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) funding and (b) guidance her Department provided to police forces on support for parents who have experienced sudden infant death.

      Police: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what savings she expects to make on policing ICT costs following the establishment of the new police information and communications...

      Security: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse was of the recent tests of security measures in Glasgow for the London 2012 Olympics; and what proportion...

      Yvonne Fletcher

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent reports she has received from the Metropolitan Police on the investigation into the death of WPC Yvonne Fletcher

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Iceland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment (a) he and (b) the Financial Services Authority has made of the findings of the Special Investigation Commission established by the...

    • City of London Corporation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings he had with the City of London Corporation in preparation for the most recent EU summit.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases of (a) data loss and (b) breaches of confidentiality occurred in his Department in 2011.

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of food purchased by his Department was produced in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what receptions and events have been hosted by his Department since May 2010, including those sponsored by a third party.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer at how many events organised by (a) charities, (b) other civil society groups, (c) businesses and (d) lobbying organisations Ministers and senior officials...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the average number of hours per day he was engaged on official duties in the last three months.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 January 2012, Official Report, column 31WS, on cost of ministerial cars, whether his Department has any...

      EU Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many visits (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department made to (i) Brussels and (ii) Frankfurt in an official capacity in 2011.

      Hargreaves Lansdown

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what meetings he has had with (a) directors, (b) partners and (c) employees of Hargreaves Lansdown since 10 May 2010.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when the Financial Secretary to the Treasury plans to respond to letters from the right hon. Member for Leicester East of 29 October 2010 and 19 March...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many invitations to attend events at the London 2012 Olympics (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) senior officials in his Department...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what fiscal measures he plans to take to encourage research and innovation at UK universities.

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the (a) corporation tax and (b) valued added tax paid by businesses in the latest period for which figures are available was paid by (i)...

      Taxation: Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of relief from the carbon price floor on combined heat and power; what recent discussions (a) he and (b)...

      Taxation: Gambling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2011, Official Report, column 408W, on taxation: gambling, when he intends to announce a decision on whether to proceed...

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans his Department has to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Australia: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has any plans to mark the centenary of Canberra.

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of Burma on the recruitment of child soldiers into the Burmese Army.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on abuses of human rights in ethnic states in Burma in 2011.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made to the Government of Burma on spending on health and education.

      Burma: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contact he has had with the Burmese authorities about the release of political prisoners in Burmese jails in the last year.

      Burma: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential consequences of the decision by the Burmese authorities to release political...

      Chevening Scholarships Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost of maintaining Chevening was under each budget heading in each of the last two years.

      Departmental Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many bottles from the Government wine cellar have been sold in the last year; and how much revenue has been generated by...

      Departmental Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs by what date he expects the Government wine cellar to be self-financing.

      Departmental Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the value of his Department's wine cellar; and what the 20 most valuable bottles are.

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of food purchased by his Department was produced in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) male and (b) female staff his Department employs (i) in the UK and (ii) overseas.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many away days his Department has held since May 2010; what the location was of each such away day; how many staff attended;...

      Developing Countries: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has recently taken to protect Christians abroad from persecution; and if he will make a statement.

      Developing Countries: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the threat posed to Christians around the world.

      Egypt: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contact he has had with the authorities in Egypt about recent developments in that country.

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department plans to publish a White Paper on repatriation of powers from the EU.

      Falkland Islands Dependencies: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department is sponsoring any schemes in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands to promote marine biodiversity...

      Falkland Islands: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contact he has had with representatives of Mercosur on its decision to forbid ships flying the flag of the Falkland Islands...

      Falkland Islands: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential effect on British trade of the decision by Mercosur to forbid ships flying the flag...

      Falkland Islands: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential effect of Argentina holding the presidency of Mercosur on British interests in the...

      Falkland Islands: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to seek a reversal of the decision taken by Mercosur to forbid ships flying the flag of the Falkland...

      Israel: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what recent occasions (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have raised the issue of continued settlement expansion with...

      Lesotho

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has any plans to visit Lesotho.

      Lesotho: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British nationals have requested consular support in Lesotho in each of the last five years.

      Lesotho: Foreign Relations

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

      Middle East: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the potential economic effects of a full-scale oil embargo on Iran.

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of progress made in the Middle East peace process since the Israeli and Palestinian leaders'...

      Morocco: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the monetary value of exports to Morocco was for each category of exports in the last year for which figures are available.

      Somalia: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British nationals have requested consular support in Somalia in each of the last five years.

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contact he has had with his counterpart in Turkey on matters related to Syria in recent weeks.

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential consequences of a decision by the Arab League to withdraw its observer mission from...

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the potential effectiveness of Arab League observers in Syria.

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contact he has had with the head of the Arab League Secretariat on matters related to Syria in recent weeks.

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contacts he has had with counterparts in Russia and China on matters related to Syria in recent weeks.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Public Service Broadcasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has to increase investment in content by public service broadcasters.

    • Superfast Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent progress he has made on the roll-out of superfast broadband to rural communities.

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of whether there has been an increase in funding through philanthropy for arts organisations in...

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much funding the Arts Council has allocated to support international cultural exchange through (a) its funded...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what contracts of over £1 million in value his Department has let in the last year; and what the shortest period has been...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many letters he has received (1) on the London 2012 Olympics in the last six months; (2) on the London 2012 Paralympics...

      Olympic Games 2012: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on progress on measures to prevent human trafficking at the London...

      Television: Local Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of jobs which his proposals for local television will create in (a) local television...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what plans his Department has to review its plans for the National Quality Assessment Scheme in England following the...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the average expenditure per head by overseas tourists visiting (a) Westmorland and Lonsdale...

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.

  • International Development

    • Thailand: Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has for funding food and shelter for refugees in camps on the Thailand Burma border in each of the next three years.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Crows

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions Natural England has had with the British Association for Shooting and Conservation and Countryside Alliance...

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what proportion of her Department's invoices from its private sector suppliers were paid (a) within 14 days, (b)...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average time taken was by her Department to reply to correspondence from hon. Members and Peers in the last 12...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was paid to officials in her Department and its non-departmental public bodies in (a) bonuses, (b) allowances and...

      Fisheries: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which EU member states have offered additional Western Water scallop effort to the UK in exchange for other species; and when...

      Fishing Vessels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many Scottish owned fishing boats are registered in England; and what proportion of the UK fishing quota such...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost to the public purse was of flood prevention work in each region in each of the last 13 years; and how much will...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people lived in a high flood risk area in each of the last 13 years; and how many are predicted to live in a high...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) when she plans to announce the replacement of the Statement of Principles cover for homes in high flood risk areas; (2)...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will prepare and publish on her Department's website a league table of Government Departments in respect of the...

      Milk: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Welsh Government on exclusive milk contracts.

      Ofwat: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment she has made of the salary structures of (a) the chief executive and (b) other senior management of...

      Stray Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the operation of Section 68 of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005.

      UN Conference on Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has for further roundtable events with businesses in preparation for the Rio+20 Summit in June; and on what...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the measures set out in the Water for Life White Paper.

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with representatives of (a) Ofwat and (b) water companies on the cost of water and sewerage...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Aluminium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the economic viability of the UK aluminium industry; and if he will make a statement.

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many employers in Bromsgrove constituency have received payments to take on their first young apprentice under the...

      Apprentices: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what recent discussions he has had with the National Apprenticeship Service on increasing the number of people with (a)...

      Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what change there has been in adult (a) literacy and (b) numeracy rates in each region in the last 25 years.

      Business: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department plans to make funding available for businesses in Heysham to upgrade their premises following the planned...

      Business: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) financial and (b) other support the North West Regional Development Agency provided to businesses in Rossendale and...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) which (a) Ministers and (b) officials were present at the Red Tape Challenge meeting held on 12 January 2012; and what...

      Business: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to page nine of the Plan for Growth, published in March 2011, what progress he has made in benchmarking of the UK...

      Business: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will discuss with the Chancellor of the Exchequer the possibility of using communications between HM Revenue and Customs...

      Companies: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many companies in each region employed more than (a) 50, (b) 100 and (c) 250 employees in 2010-11.

      Company Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate has he made of the number of micro-entities in the UK.

      Construction: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of the completion of the building of infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympics on...

      Counterfeit Manufacturing: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will reconsider his policy on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in the light of the resignation of and...

      Counterfeit Manufacturing: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the extent to which the concerns of the European Parliament on the transparency and status of the...

      Counterfeit Manufacturing: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the 40th Report from the European Scrutiny Committee, HC 428-xxxv, if he will assess the level of scrutiny in...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assistance his Department has provided to BAeSystems to help them with securing Typhoon export deals; (2) how many...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely effect on unemployment of the decision of the Indian Government not to buy the Eurofighter.

      Fireworks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 2 November 2011, Official Report, column 641W, on fireworks, whether he plans to meet (a) the Scottish...

      Firth of Forth: Bridges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Scottish Government on the effect on the steel industry of the Forth...

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects to publish the Government's response to the Modern Workplaces consultation.

      Foreign Companies: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage European businesses to expand their activities within the UK.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many meetings he has had with members of the insulation industry on the (a) Green Deal and (b) Energy Company Obligation.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he plans to take to enable student representatives to sit on the board of private providers who are granted degree...

      Higher Education: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications had been submitted from home students through UCAS by 15 January 2012 to (a) Russell Group universities,...

      Manufacturing Industries: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to support manufacturing firms in South East London.

      Manufacturing Industries: Redditch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to promote manufacturing in Redditch County constituency.

      Manufacturing Industries: Trade Competitiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects of delays in the speed of supply chain production on the global competitiveness of...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many invitations to attend events at the London 2012 Olympics (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) senior...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for what reasons he decided that Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest and HSBC should facilitate the distribution of £95 million...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much Regional Growth Fund money to be distributed by (a) Royal Bank of Scotland, (b) NatWest and (c) HSBC has been disbursed...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will review the one-in, one-out system for regulation.

      Teachers: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of foreign national academics carrying out research in UK universities.

      Thermal Insulation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Energy and Climate Change on re-training cavity wall and loft...

      Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the scheduled (a) dates and (b) locations are for the Explore Export regional road shows due to start in March 2012.

      UK Trade and Investment: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) UK Trade and Investment staff and (b) Ministers in his Department attended the recent World Economic Trade and...

      UK Trade and Investment: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what staffing, resources and funding UK Trade and Investment have provided to support the Driving Export Growth initiative in the...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biomass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the potential role of biomass boilers in helping local authorities reach their carbon emissions...

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the capacity for domestic wood feedstock to meet the demands of biomass generation in...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the energy that will be generated from domestic wood feedstock supplies in each year up to 2020; and if he...

      Boilers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 1 December 2011, Official Report, column 1021W, on boilers: government assistance, what assessment he has...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which contracts his Department has tendered or will tender in 2011-12 which require successful organisations to have a capital bond of...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of the total value of contracts issued or to be issued by his Department in 2011-12 have required successful...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 January 2012, Official Report, column 31WS, on cost of ministerial cars, whether...

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the lifetime levelised costs, taking into account the requirement for additional capacity resulting from...

      Fossil Fuels: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the Environment Agency on the regulatory regime for the toxicity level of chemicals used in hydraulic...

      Green Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Green Deal.

      Local Energy Assessment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many projects in London he expects to receive funding from the Local Energy Assessment Fund.

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the potential effect of shale gas production on (a) the UK's carbon reduction targets and (b) carbon leakage.

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has for the future of the domestic renewable heat premium payment after 1 April 2012.

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether commercial-scale air source heat pumps will be eligible for the renewable heat incentive by October 2012.

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many jobs he expects to be created in London as a result of the Renewable Heat Incentive.

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many organisations in London he expects to receive support from the Renewable Heat Incentive up to 2015.

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much investment in renewable heat in London he estimates will result from the Renewable Heat Incentive up to 2015.

      Warm Homes Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many pensioners in London are eligible for the automatic £120 rebate on their energy bills through the Warm Homes Discount.

  • Transport

    • Aviation: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her officials plan to visit Iraq to discuss direct flights between Iraq and the UK; and when any such visits will take place.

    • Blue Badge Scheme: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many Blue Badge permits for disabled drivers have been issued in Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency in each of the last five years.

      Bus Services: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what measures are in place to ensure that any additional buses required in London for the London 2012 Olympics do not affect bus services elsewhere in...

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of food purchased by her Department was produced in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department plans to take to encourage private sector capital investment in its infrastructure investment programme.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 16 January 2012, Official Report, column 476W, on Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, when she plans to publish the results...

      Driving: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department has assessed the efficacy of (a) self-assessment and (b) the use of a compulsory medical assessment to determine the fitness to...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what operational freedoms her Department is considering in respect of Heathrow airport.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions (a) she and (b) her officials have had with BAA on the introduction of mixed mode at Heathrow airport.

      High Speed 2

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she has plans for the future mutualisation of High Speed Two Limited.

      High Speed 2

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether compulsory purchase orders served as a result of the High Speed 2 project will proceed in the event of a change of route.

      High Speed Trains: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 19 January 2012, Official Report, column 916W, on high speed trains: Scotland, what estimate she has made of the additional...

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 31 January 2012, Official Report, column 566W, on large goods vehicles, which local authorities her Department has answered...

      London Olympics 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many invitations to attend events at the London 2012 Olympics (a) she, (b) other Ministers in her Department and (c) senior officials in her...

      M1: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when her Department will publish the report into the scrap yard fire that caused disruption on the M1 in April 2011.

      M25

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the recommendations of the Report by the National Audit Office on Procurement of the M25 private finance contract, what progress has...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she expects the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to revise its national contingency plans to reflect the removal of emergency towing vessels and...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency roadside tax disc checks there in Kent in each of the last five years; and how many drivers have been...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency roadside tax disc checks there have been in the London borough of Bexley in each of the last five years;...

      Public Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of the funding announced in the autumn statement to limit rail and Transport for London fare increases will be spent on (a) Transport...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding her Department has provided to (a) Transport for London and (b) train operating companies in the South East for the implementation of...

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department is taking to ensure the long-term sustainability of (a) Blackpool airport and (b) other regional airports.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many fatal road accidents involved drivers (a) under 25 years, (b) under the influence of alcohol, (c) using hand-held mobile telephones and (d)...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of expenditure by each local authority (a) overall and (b) per head of population on road maintenance in each of the last 10...

      Severn River Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the Severn Bridges Act 1992 Account 2010-11, what estimate she has made of the date on which the Severn Bridges concession will...

      Speed Limits: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions her Department has had with Lancashire County Council on variable 20 mph speed limits outside schools.

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of her Department's integrated transport block and highways maintenance grants she has allocated to (a) integrated transport...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Constitutions: Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will establish a commission to consider constitutional reform.

    • West Lothian Question

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent progress he has made on the West Lothian question; and if he will make a statement.

  • Health

    • Ambulance Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions the response time by the London Ambulance Service to an emergency call has been over nine minutes in (a) the London borough of...

    • Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the level of investment made in the Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology's proposed satellite centre.

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding was provided for medical research into dementia in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11; and what proportion of the health research...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what Government guidelines his Department publishes for the (a) treatment of eating disorders and (b) prevention of eating disorders; and what...

      Gynaecology: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) with reference to his proposals for reform of the NHS, how he proposes that the NHS Commissioning Board will ensure that Clinical Commissioning...

      Health Services: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his estimate is of the costs of NHS reorganisation in (a) Bolton and (b) Bolton South East constituency.

      Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the number of people under the age of 18 being treated by NHS hospitals rose between 2010 and 2011.

      Hospital Wards: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how he plans to implement the Government's proposals that local people should inspect hospital wards; and how his Department will ensure that balanced and...

      Infant Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will fund impartial support and guidance for parents bereaved by sudden infant death.

      NHS Trusts: Private Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the private patient income was for each NHS trust in (a) cash terms and (b) as a percentage of that trust's total patient-related income in 2002-03;...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what funding local authorities in England will receive for public health services in 2012-13 and 2013-14; and how much of the funding will be...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many successful organ transplant operations took place in (a) Cumbria, (b) the North West and (c) England in each of the last five years.

      Prostate Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on the use of abiraterone in the NHS.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to support newly qualified social workers to find employment relevant to their qualifications; (2) what recent steps he has...

      Social Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the change has been in the proportion of gross current social services expenditure on (1) meals for people aged over 65 by each local authority in...

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations his Department has received from the tobacco industry on its consultation on plain packaging for tobacco products.

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many academy schools there are in England; and which local education authority has the highest number of such schools.

    • Child Protection Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to implement the recommendations of the Munro review of child protection.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many cases of data loss or breaches of confidentiality occurred in his Department in 2011.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent procuring products and services in 2010-11.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many away days his Department has held since May 2010; what the location was of each such away day; how many staff attended; and what the cost was...

      Education: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will undertake a review of the educational support given to children with epilepsy.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress he has made in allowing (a) the Thérèse Lord School in Lincolnshire and (b) other proposed special free schools where parental...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the (a) unique reference number and (b) establishment number was of each school in England and Wales that entered candidates for GCSEs in school...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 30 January 2012, Official Report, columns 432-34W, on GCSE: assessments, what the main changes were in data collection and...

      Languages: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils took each foreign language at GCSE level in Gillingham and Rainham constituency in the last year; and what proportion of them achieved...

      Maternity Services: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the proportion of primary care trusts who do not share live-birth data with local authority children's services for use by...

      Mossbourne Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will require Mossbourne Academy to publish information about its school exclusion rate; and if he will make a statement.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to introduce a social and emotional well-being service in schools in England.

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to publish the Government's strategy on pupil referral units and behavioural support services.

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has any plans to allow pupil referral units to convert to academy status.

      Reading: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effect of his proposals for phonics screening at age six on children's development.

      Schools: Bible

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many copies of the King James Bible he plans to distribute to schools; and what estimate he has made of the cost of doing so; (2) if he will...

      Schools: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the recommendations of the Royal Society's report entitled, “Shut down or restart?: The way forward for computing...

      Science: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children in Dartford constituency achieved A* to C grades in GCSE (a) biology, (b) chemistry, (c) physics and (d) combined sciences in each of...

      Teachers: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teachers in each region of England have reported physical assaults on them in the last year.

      Teachers: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of teachers retired in each county in England in each of the last five years.

      Young People: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of 16 to 18-year-olds without a level 2 qualification who are in full-time work with no training element.

  • Prime Minister

    • Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) what assessment he has made of the use of tax avoidance schemes in the civil service; (2) what assessment he has made of the extent of the use of tax avoidance...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Business: Portsmouth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new jobs have been created by small businesses in Portsmouth South constituency in each of the last five years.

    • Communities First Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what arrangements have been put in place to ensure that the Community First Programme is accountable to the local community for its disbursement of funds.

      Communities First Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what input local councillors will have to the distribution of funds by the Community First Programme.

      Communities First Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how the Community First Programme will ensure that all local people with an interest in being members of a local panel have an opportunity to join; and...

      Community Development Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of Community Development Foundation grants have been made in each region in the last year.

      Community Development Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much he allocated to spend on the Community Development Foundation in each year of the current spending review; and what proportion of such spending...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 January 2012, Official Report, column 31WS, on cost of ministerial cars, whether his Department has...

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many 18 to 24-year-olds in England were (a) employed, (b) self-employed, (c) serving in HM Forces and (d) government-supported trainees in September...

      Job Creation: Westmorland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new job opportunities have been created by small businesses in Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency in each of the last five years.

      Legal Proceedings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether it is his policy to apply for costs in cases where organisations funded by his Department bring legal proceedings against it.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) social enterprises, (b) charities and (c) small businesses have successfully bid for public sector service contracts in each of the last...

      Senior Civil Servants: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the effect on morale in the civil service of the use of tax avoidance schemes by senior civil servants.

  • Justice

    • Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department took to ensure expeditious hearing of cases following the public disorder in August 2011.

    • Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of any advice his Department received from the Senior Judiciary including the Master of the Rolls on (a) qualified...

      Dangerous Driving: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment he has made of the number of drivers convicted of (a) causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving, (b) causing death by...

      Departmental Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much (a) his Department and (b) its public bodies have spent on (i) wine, (ii) other alcoholic refreshments and (iii) bottled water since May 2010.

      Drugs: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were charged with possession of cannabis in (a) Dartford constituency, (b) Kent and (c) England in each of the last five years.

      Legal Aid scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effect on demand for legal aid in respect of private family law of implementation of an assumption of shared parenting.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Abu Qatada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost to the public purse was of legal aid for cases involving Abu Qatada in each year since 2001.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Harrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 26 January 2012, Official Report, column 362W, on solicitors: Harrow, which firms of solicitors in the London borough of Harrow...

      National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding (a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies have provided to Nacro in each of the last five years.

      Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many hearings for offenders serving indeterminate sentences for public protection and whose release was refused by the Parole Board because...

      Offenders: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of offenders who have been treated by Nacro (a) nationally and (b) at the Bridge Project in Witham subsequently reoffended...

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders served part or all of their sentence working on community projects in Dartford constituency in each of the last three years.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will review the prisoner rating system.

      Prisoners: Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of Christmas parties held for adult prisoners in 2011.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people received sentences of between 30 and 48 months for each type of charge relating to (a) offences against the person, (b) sexual offences...

      Social Security Benefits: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of appellants to the Social Entitlement Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal were from ethnic minorities in the last year for which figures...

      Youth Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 16 January 2012, Official Report, column 520W, how many juvenile offenders in each youth offending team area (a) received a...

  • House of Lords

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many unaccompanied children who applied for asylum between 2005 and 2010 and were granted discretionary leave to remain have since applied to extend their...

    • Automotive Industry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the expansion plans announced by Jaguar Land Rover and other automotive companies, whether they consider that the necessary skills are available in the...

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will discuss with the Government of Bahrain the implementation of the recommendations of the Independent Commission of Inquiry, especially about the...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will use their shareholdings in Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland to encourage the boards of those banks to publish, in full, the...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills receives the individual figures for gross and net lending provided by each bank participating in Project...

      Banks: Green Investment Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the support that the Green Investment Bank will provide to the Green Deal; and when this support will start.

      Banks: Green Investment Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to make a decision on the location of the Green Investment Bank.

      Children Act 1989

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what feedback district judges (1) receive, and (2) may access, as to the efficacy of orders they make in private law proceedings under the Children Act 1989.

      Children: Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidelines exist for NHS practitioners caring for a child whom they believe is being denied a relationship with one of its parents.

      Civil Service: Retirement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average age of retirement from the Senior Civil Service in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; what that figure was for its...

      Civil Service: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many United Kingdom Civil Service jobs are currently located in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Northern Ireland, and (4) Wales.

      Crime: Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many false claims of domestic violence have been recorded in the past five years; and how they determine that a claim is false.

      Crime: Rioting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many victims of the rioting in the summer of 2011 are waiting for compensation.

      Criminal Law Act 1977

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Home Office last issued guidance to the police with regard to the enforcement of the rights of displaced residential occupiers or protected intending...

      Cyclists: Penalties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the penalty for the offence of riding a bicycle on the pavement was last increased.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Country of Origin Information report on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has not been revised since July 2009; and whether they will publish an...

      Education: Literacy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current literacy level in the United Kingdom.

      Education: Literacy and Numeracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what resources are specifically targeted at those in the community who lack basic levels of literacy and numeracy.

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Egypt about the recent detention of two Swedish journalists and 144 Ethiopian journalists and...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their current funding level for (1) embryonic stem cell research, and (2) adult stem cell research; what it was in each of the past 10 years; what they...

      Energy: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with energy companies regarding the higher energy costs paid by those with pre-payment meters.

      Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to issue the Government's full response to the consultation on solar photovoltaic panel paid-in tariffs which ended on 23 December 2011.

      Energy: Green Deal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of homes that will have energy efficiency measures installed through the Green Deal scheme in each of the first five...

      Energy: Solar Photovoltaics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to how they can support the continued installation of solar photovoltaic panels by community schemes.

      EU: Fiscal Union

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they formally oppose the use of the European Union's institutions and facilities for any new treaty on fiscal union to which they are not a signatory.

      EU: Israel Association Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the human rights clauses of the European Union-Israel Association Agreement were discussed at the recent European Union-Israel Economic Dialogue; and, if...

      European Single Market

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a list of the directives and regulations of the European Union which have a direct relevance to the operation...

      Exports and Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which (1) Acts of Parliament, and (2) statutory instruments, currently regulate (a) exports and re-exports, and (b) imports and re-imports.

      Extradition Act 2003

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 25 January (WA 232), whether, when considering the review of United Kingdom extradition law, the Home Secretary...

      Firearms: Home Office Firearms Forms Working Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 8 December (WA 192), whether the Home Office Firearms Forms Working Group met in January; and, if not, why a...

      Government Departments: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each of the next three years for which figures are available and according to Civil Service band, how many people are eligible to receive performance and...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants employed by the Home Office and each of its agencies were (1) prosecuted, and (2) convicted of a criminal offence, and how many were as a...

      Government: Ministerial Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings and other ministerial duties the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Alistair Burt, undertook in Bahrain on...

      Government: Remuneration Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Parliament has the power to cancel or amend the terms of remuneration contracts made by the Government.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were detained in United Kingdom immigration and removal centres on 1 January 2012; what was the total number of those detained during 2011; and how...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of whether Iran is developing a nuclear weapon, in the light of the comments by the United States Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, on CBS...

      Justice: Legal Fees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the costs they have incurred by losing the Judicial Review on solar panel tariff payments, and losing the appeal in the Court of...

      Khader Adnan Mohammad Musa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received reports about the case of Mr Khader Adnan Mohammad Musa, who is on hunger strike in Ramleh prison hospital, Israel; and whether they...

      Khader Adnan Mohammad Musa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations within the European Union in support of representations by the Israeli organisation Physicians for Human Rights regarding...

      Middle East and North Africa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 31 January (WA 320), what funds have been released during the past six months by the African Development...

      Police: Community Support Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police community support officers are employed in England and Wales.

      Police: Overseas Assignments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British police officers are on assignment in Bahrain; and whether they will place in the Library of the House a report giving details of their activities,...

      Questions for Written and Oral Answer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) oral, and (2) Written Questions, on matters for which the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is responsible have been answered by (1)...

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask the Leader of the House, further to his Written Answer on 21 November 2011 (WA 208) and with reference to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 25 January 2012 (WA 248), what use is...

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what data about Written Answers to parliamentary Questions is provided by the Department of Energy and Climate Change to the Leader of the House of Lords; and...

      Railways: Rail Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Integrated Transport Smartcard Organisation (ITSO) standard national rail card will be available; whether they have chosen an operator for the card; and...

      Safeguarding Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in implementing the recommendations in Sir Roger Singleton's report, Physical punishment, improving consistency and protection,...

      Schools: Academies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many academies are currently awaiting approval; and how many are expected to be approved by the end of the current Parliament.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the process under which a maintained school can arrange to increase its admissions number beyond the number agreed with its local authority. To ask Her...

      Schools: Profit-making

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether under existing legislation an academy or free school can outsource all its management and teaching functions to a for-profit company.

      Schools: Pupil Premium

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many school children are eligible for the pupil premium in each parliamentary constituency in Greater Manchester; and what proportion they represent.

      South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan's Jonglei state; and what aid is being made available to those displaced by the ethnic...

      Squatting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 25 January (WA 250-1), how many evictions from squatted properties have been carried out by the police or...

      Statutory Instruments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in each parliamentary Session since 2001, how many statutory instruments laid by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and its predecessor...

      Statutory Instruments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in each parliamentary Session since 2001, how many statutory instruments laid by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and its predecessor...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what humanitarian organisations are currently operating in Abyei and what assessment they have made about whether current conditions would allow the resumption of...

      Tunisia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what exchange programmes exist between the United Kingdom and Tunisia; and what plans they are aware of within Tunisia for internal and external dialogue designed...

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