Written answers

Monday, 20 February 2012

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportion of the total value of contracts issued or to be issued by his Department in 2011-12 have required successful organisations to put up a...

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which contracts his Department has tendered or will tender in 2011-12 which require successful organisations to have a capital bond of more than £5...

      Disclosure of Information

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

      Iron and Steel: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next plans to meet the First Minister to discuss investment in the Scottish steel industry.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Data Protection

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

    • Departmental Drinks

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

      Departmental Travel

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

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what (a) representations he has received on and (b) meetings he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer to discuss the Northern Ireland...

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Internet

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what the cost to the public purse has been of replacing and...

  • Wales

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what proportion of the total value of contracts issued or to be issued by her Department in 2011-12 have required successful organisations to put up...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when she plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Bridgend of 14 November 2011, reference MM/JH/14/11/2011.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Metals: Theft

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church Commissioners are taking to seek amendments to planning laws applying to church buildings to...

  • Defence

    • Air Training Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the senior management structure of the Air Training Corps; (2) what the policy is of the...

    • Air Training Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the command structure of the Air Training Corps was last reviewed.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to decide the (a) date and (b) numbers of troops to be transferred from Germany to Leuchars.

      Armed Forces: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many civilian medical personnel have been deployed in operational roles in each of the last 10 years; and what the (a) grades and (b) specialities...

      Armed Forces: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect of an under-occupancy provision for housing benefit on single...

      Armed Forces: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has to improve service personnel housing at Weeton Army Camp.

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army and (c) RAF (ii) full-time personnel and (ii) reservists were based in each (A) region, (B) local authority and...

      Armed Forces: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel with children receiving the service pupil premium have died since the introduction of the premium.

      Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with (a) the European Commission and (b) NATO officials on alerting civil authorities to an incoming missile threat.

      Defence: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to promote innovation in the UK defence technology and procurement industry.

      Defence: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received from BAE Systems on the White Paper, National Security Through Technology: Technology, Equipment, and Support for UK...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of his Department’s invoices from its private sector suppliers were paid (a) within 14 days, (b) between 15 and 30...

      Departmental Food

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

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many contracts his Department has awarded directly to third sector organisations in each month since May 2010; what the value was of such contracts;...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 22 November 2011, Official Report, column 1347W, on departmental procurement, for what reasons a copy of the Defence Internal...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what proportion of the total value of contracts issued or to be issued by his Department in 2011-12 have required successful organisations to put...

      Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the new C-17 military transporter will be delivered.

      Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral answer of 8 February 2012, Official Report, columns 300-01, on Libya, from which source the savings to fund the purchase of the new...

      Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral answer of 8 February 2012, Official Report, columns 300-01, on Libya, whether the National Security Council was consulted on the...

      Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral answer of 8 February 2012, Official Report, columns 300-01, on Libya, what the cost of the new C17 aircraft will be. [Official...

      Military Bases: Kirknewton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 18 January 2012, Official Report, column 830W, on military bases, when the former Secretary of State for Defence discussed the...

      Military Bases: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on the future of the Thiepval Army Base in Lisburn; (2) on how many...

      Military Bases: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) military and (b) civilian staff have been employed at the Thiepval Army Base in Lisburn in each of the last five years.

      Military Bases: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to consult (a) local authorities, (b) hon. Members and (c) the Northern Ireland Executive on the future of the Thiepval Army Base in...

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what NATO smart-defence projects the UK will lead.

      Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken to ensure that the Royal Navy has at least one ship deployed on counter-piracy operations at any one time.

      RAF Kinloss

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to have an estimate of the cost of converting RAF Kinloss into an army base; and when such work will be completed.

      Reserve Forces: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what estimate his Department has made of the budget for the (a) Territorial Army, (b) Royal Auxiliary Air Force, (c) Royal Marine Reserve and (d)...

      Reserve Forces: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role he proposes reserve forces will have in (a) protecting and (b) facilitating the London 2012 Olympics.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect on the (a) design schedule and (b) building programme of the successor to the Trident submarine of the...

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the financial effect of (a) retaining, (b) replacing and (c) disposing of (i) the Vanguard-clan fleet of submarines and (ii)...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to answer question 75126 tabled on 17 October 2011; and if he will explain the reasons for the time taken in answering the question.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the likely saving in carbon dioxide emissions of increasing home insulation in the next three years; and...

    • Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to his Department's forthcoming Energy Intensive Industries Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to develop...

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to develop carbon capture and storage infrastructure in (a) the North East and (b) other major...

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects that the Office of Carbon Capture and Storage will publish its roadmap for carbon capture and storage.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of global climate models in forecasting regional and short-term variations in climate.

      Departmental Recruitment

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

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what support his Department's plans to provide to people who rent their properties under its proposals to encourage customers to switch...

      Energy: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the level of curtailment payments made to (a) offshore wind, (b) onshore wind, (c) hydro-power, (d) solar,...

      Energy: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on the transfer of powers to the National Assembly for Wales for granting planning permission for energy generation...

      Fife Energy Park: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding the Government has spent on the Fife Energy Park in Methil.

      Green Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has to increase the number of people insulating (a) lofts and (b) cavity walls under the Green Deal.

      Green Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much private sector investment in energy efficiency in London he expects to result from the Green Deal.

      Green Deal

      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 Green Deal.

      Green Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how he plans to stimulate participation in the Green Deal; and if he will make a statement.

      Green Deal Scheme: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what methodology was used to calculate his Department's estimate of 65,000 jobs to be created by 2020 as a result of the Green Deal.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what assessment he has made of the effect on jobs and business of recently announced changes to subsidies for loft insulation and...

      Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department is undertaking any investigations under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 31 January 2012, Official Report, column 602W, on renewable energy: feed-in tariffs, what (a) factors were...

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many organisations in London have received support from the Renewable Heat Incentive to date.

      Warm Front Scheme: Doncaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people in (a) Don Valley constituency and (b) Doncaster borough received Warm Front grants in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10, (iii)...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many customers who were on social tariffs offered by energy companies prior to the introduction of the Warm Home Discount scheme...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will consider extending the Warm Home Discount scheme to people with medical conditions affecting body temperature.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will reply to the joint letter dated 22 December 2011 from the Born Free Foundation and the Captive Animals...

    • Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what dates planned meetings scheduled between a Minister in her Department with (a) the Born Free Foundation, (b) the...

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when (a) she and (b) other Ministers in her Department will next meet animal welfare organisations to discuss the use of wild...

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect of the ban on the use of wild animals in circuses in Greece on progress towards a...

      Birds: Antarctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has had discussions with the British Antarctic Survey on the protection of sea birds in the Antarctic region.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the cost of policing badger culls; and how such costs will be funded.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what comparative assessment she has made of the benefits of a pilot badger cull and investing in further research and development.

      British Waterways: Canal and River Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the proposed transfer of assets and responsibilities of British...

      British Waterways: Canal and River Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking in respect of the transition of the assets and responsibilities of British Waterways to the Canal...

      Chinese Mitten Crabs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she has taken to protect waterways from the Chinese mitten crab.

      Coastal Areas: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to publish Natural England’s draft proposals on coastal paths.

      Crayfish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps have been taken to protect waterways from the American signal crayfish.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with animal welfare charities on matters relating to dangerous dogs.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to repeal the dog control measures of the Metropolitan Police Act 1839 and the Town Police Clauses Act 1847;

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to update her Department's website to include information on responsible dog ownership.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on training of magistrates on handling of dog control cases.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on antisocial behaviour with dogs.

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many apprentices were employed by each public body for which her Department is responsible between (a) April 2010...

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how much funding her Department allocated to sponsor apprenticeships in her Department in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12;...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of the total value of contracts issued or to be issued by her Department in 2011-12 have required successful...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which contracts her Department has tendered or will tender in 2011-12 which require successful organisations to have a...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department has agreed any contracts with (a) private hire vehicle and (b) taxi companies since May 2010.

      Dogs: Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will estimate the number of dogs bred in domestic properties and sold on the internet in the latest period for which...

      Dogs: Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to review the operation of the (a) Breeding of Dogs Act 1973, (b) Breeding of Dogs Act 1991 and (c)...

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate has she made of the number of dogs imported to the UK in the last three years; and from which country each such...

      Eggs: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to ensure full traceability of egg products.

      Environment Protection: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will take steps to increase consumer awareness of the potential environmental repercussions of purchasing...

      Farmers: Westmorland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of farmers in Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency who have diversified into other...

      Fish: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she plans to have with her (a) French, (b) Dutch, (c) German, (d) Belgian and (e) Irish counterpart on...

      Fishing Vessels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with her counterpart in Northern Ireland to ensure a co-ordinated UK approach to the European...

      Flood Control: Lytham St Annes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her latest flood risk assessment is for (a) Lytham and (b) St Annes; and whether she plans to improve flood defences in...

      Flood Control: Lytham St Annes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans her Department has to improve the drainage channels and pumping facilities to farmland outside Lytham.

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the remit is of the work of her Department's Green Food Project.

      Food: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had on increasing the number of apprenticeships in the food manufacturing sector.

      Fossil Fuels: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will investigate the toxicity levels of chemicals used in fracking.

      Fossil Fuels: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the British Geological Survey on the levels of methane in groundwater prior to hydraulic...

      Fossil Fuels: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Geological Society on the levels of methane in groundwater prior to hydraulic...

      Fossil Fuels: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) tests her Department has carried out and (b) assessment she has made of the toxicity of the (i) chemicals and (ii)...

      Fossil Fuels: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what tests her Department has carried out on the level of water contamination resulting from hydraulic fluid used in...

      Fossil Fuels: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the British Geological Survey on the toxicity of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.

      Inland Waterways: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to regenerate the areas surrounding the Grand Union Canal Leicester Section.

      Land: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the light of constraints on public funds available to support the remediation of contaminated land where the...

      Land: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to publish her response to the consultation on the registration of new town or village greens.

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) on what date the proposed agreement between her Department and the hospitality and food sector on landfill will come...

      Olympic Games 2012

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

      Pets: Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance her Department provides to local authorities' tenants on running a business to sell pets from council-owned...

      Pigs: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with her European counterparts on the progress of EU directive 2001/88/EC on the phasing out of...

      Rabies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to announce her proposals on rabies.

      Rights of Way: Ferndown

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make it her policy not to permit the Uddens (Cannonhill) Plantation at Uddens Drive, Ferndown to be converted...

      River Forth: Bridges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will estimate the carbon footprint resulting from importing steel from China for the construction of the new Forth Bridge.

      River Medway: Water Abstraction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effects of excess water abstraction from the River Medway as the result of a drought...

      River Medway: Water Abstraction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what arrangements her Department has put in place to minimise the effect of excess water abstraction from the River Medway as...

      Scallops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what meetings (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department had with the European Commission on the Western Waters Scallop...

      Stray Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of stray dogs returned to their legal owners in the latest period for which figures...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what technologies she is using to reduce the amount of landfill waste produced by households and business; and what funding...

      Water Supply: Singleton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions her Department has had with United Utilities on the proposed water treatment facility at Singleton;...

      Water Supply: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what preparations the Government has made for domestic water supply during the Olympics in (a) the south-east and (b) Kent.

  • Home Department

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police authorities she proposes will participate in the pilot scheme of her anti-social behaviour community trigger.

    • Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to publish the outcome of her Department's consultation on anti-social behaviour orders.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders: Rossendale

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued to residents of the criminal justice areas covering Rossendale and Darwen constituency...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress her Department has made in clearing outstanding legacy asylum cases.

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many unresolved asylum claims had been awaiting determination for more than two years on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Asylum: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the highest number of appeals an asylum seeker has made before being (a) deported and (b) granted leave to remain.

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many family groups of unsuccessful asylum seekers which include children have been ordered to be removed from the UK since 1 May 2011;...

      British Nationality: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of (a) senior members of the Syrian administration and (b) prominent supporters of the Syrian regime...

      Crime Prevention: Chemicals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department has any plans to authorise the use of chemical agents with actions other than eye and respiratory irritation for law...

      Crime: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2012, Official Report, column 154W, on crime: Scotland, what plans she has to meet the Cabinet Secretary...

      Criminal Investigation: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many joint investigation teams have been established in accordance with Article 13 of the Convention on Mutual Assistance in...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of operation of the dog control measures contained within the Metropolitan Police Act 1839 and the Town Police...

      Databases: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals for the Intercept Modernisation programme.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what occasions she has taken flights within the UK on official business since August 2010; what class of travel she used; and who...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the total value of contracts issued or to be issued by her Department in 2011-12 have required successful organisations to...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which contracts her Department has tendered or will tender in 2011-12 which require successful organisations to have a capital bond of more...

      Departmental Travel

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

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) with reference to the 18th Report from the Home Affairs Committee, Rules governing enforced removals from the UK, HC 563, what steps...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will review the number of escorts used on flights containing detainees being forcibly removed; and if she will take steps to ensure...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals were removed from the UK in 2011.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of each immigration removal centre in the UK was for each of the last five years; what estimate she has made of the running...

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children were held in detention for immigration purposes in (a) Harmondsworth, (b) Tinsley Wood and (c) Cedars immigration removal...

      Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to encourage the use of e-mail in preference to printed correspondence for communications between her Department and...

      Entry Clearances: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many intracompany transfers were granted to each of the three companies with the largest number of such grants in the last year for...

      Foreign Nationals: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) number and (b) proportion of births was where one or both parents were foreign-born in (i) London and (ii) each London borough...

      Foreign Nationals: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national prisoners are assessed as a threat to national security; and when they are planned to be returned to their country...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to tackle human trafficking.

      Identity Cards: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with (a) ministerial colleagues and (b) officials in her Department on International Labour Organisation...

      Illegal Immigrants: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what fines were collected from employers in 2010 for employing illegal immigrants; what proportion of the amount so collected was made...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost of introducing electronic border gates systems to UK airports.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost of the Iris recognition immigration system at UK airports since its inception.

      Khalid Tantouch

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether there is an outstanding charge against Khalid Tantouch for conspiracy to plant bombs in Greater Manchester on 11 March 1984;...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many knife-point robberies occurred in (a) Dartford constituency, (b) Kent and (c) the South East in each of the last three years.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) BlackBerrys, (b) personal data assistants and (c) other mobile devices the Mobile Information Programme has distributed to...

      Organised Crime: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding the Government has allocated to deal with gangs in each West Midlands local authority area.

      Passports: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of individuals over 65-years-old who do not have either a passport or a drivers licence.

      Passports: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people applied for UK passports from a primary residence in the Irish Republic in the last three years.

      Petrol: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences relating to the theft of petrol have been recorded in the last five years for which figures are available in the (a) UK and...

      Police Community Support Officers: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police community support officers were employed by (a) South Yorkshire Police and (b) its partners in (i) Doncaster and (ii) South...

      Police: Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps she is taking to support collaboration between police forces and local authorities in conducting checks on prospective...

      Police: Court Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many production orders were issued by (a) Bedfordshire police and (b) Cambridgeshire police in each of the last five years.

      Police: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made as part of her review of police ICT of the cost of exiting any existing police ICT contracts.

      Police: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) North Yorkshire police, (b) police forces in Yorkshire and the Humber, (c) the Metropolitan and City of London police and (d)...

      Police: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance her Department has provided to police forces on the purchase of cars built in the UK as part of their (a) general fleet and (b)...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 18 October 2011, Official Report, column 817W, on prescriptions, for what reasons the statutory instrument relating...

      Production Orders: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many production orders have been issued by Cleveland police in each of the last five years.

      Production Orders: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many production orders have been issued by (a) Dyfed Powys police, (b) Gwent police, (c) North Wales POLICE and (d) South Wales police in...

      Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many brothel visits or raids were made by units, other than Serious Crime Division 9, in the Metropolitan Police Service in each...

      Theft: Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress her Department has made in tackling theft of drain covers from roads in (a) Redditch and (b) the west midlands.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has taken to (1) prevent the use of racist, homophobic or derogatory language by UK Border Agency staff or their...

      UK Border Agency: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the UK Border Agency plans to reply to the letter of 10 January 2012 from the hon. Member for Walsall North, ref: S1153849.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to reply to Question 89795 on intracompany transfers, tabled on 11 January 2012 for answer on 16 January 2012.

  • International Development

    • Departmental Procurement

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

    • Departmental Procurement

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

      Developing Countries: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 14 November 2011, Official Report, column 635W, on developing countries: disease control, when he expects to...

      EU External Trade: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether the EU plans to enter negotiations with (a) Brazil, (b) Ethiopia, (c) India, (d) Mexico, (e) Mozambique, (f) Peru, (g) Tanzania...

      Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he expects to announce the funding to be allocated to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria for the period from...

      Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what criteria he plans to apply when deciding the funding to allocate to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria for...

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of UK aid in reducing (a) malaria, (b) tuberculosis, (c) HIV/AIDS and (d) illiteracy...

      Lesotho: Overseas Aid

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

      Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many officials in his Department are stationed in the Maldives.

      Maldives

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

      Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he has any plans to visit the Maldives.

      Sahel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with which donors the Government has had discussions to ensure that funding is available for an early response to mitigate the...

      Somalia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether the Government has any plans to provide the African Union Mission in Somalia with a level 1 field hospital in Mogadishu.

      Somalia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many of his Department's officials are stationed in Somalia.

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what countries (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have visited in an official capacity since May 2010.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost is of operating British embassies in each EU member state in the most recent period for which figures are available.

    • Abu Qatada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times officials in his Department have met (a) officials from the Government of Jordan and (b) the Jordanian ambassador...

      Abu Qatada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times the UK ambassador to Jordan has met officials of the Government of Jordan to discuss the case of Abu-Qatada since...

      Atlantic Ocean: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government conducts satellite surveillance of (a) Tristan da Cunha, (b) South Georgia and the South Sandwich...

      Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for security in the UK of links between Bangladeshi citizens in the UK and those...

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to what extent the administration of British Indian Ocean Territory (a) based at his Department in London and (b) in Diego...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which UK companies have approached the Government to express an interest in investing in or trading with Burma.

      Caribbean: EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the statement of 25 January 2012, Official Report, column 17WS, on Brazil and the Caribbean (Foreign Secretary...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of the (a) food and (b) drink served to guests to his Department on official occasions is sourced from UK...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department (a) has a policy or (b) provides guidance on the sourcing of (i) food and (ii) drink from UK farms,...

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the ability of the Government to initiate legal proceedings against other EU member states in (a)...

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on the use of the (a) European Commission, (b) the Court of Justice of the European Union and...

      Hungary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the extent of freedom of the media in Hungary.

      Hungary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Hungarian counterparts on freedom of the media in that country.

      Hungary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the outcome was of the London International Cyber Conference of November 2011; and what steps his Department is taking to...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 19 January 2012, Official Report, columns 928-29W, on Iran: mass media, whether the issue of media...

      Iran: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Russia and China on tightening the sanctions regime in Iran; and on how...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the case of Khader Adnan Mohammad Musa who has been on hunger strike for 50 days in Ramlah...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise the case of Khader Adnan Mohammad Musa with his counterparts in the EU and request them to make representations...

      Journalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of journalists recently killed abroad.

      Libya: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to monitor the situation in Libya in regard to (a) the reports of secret detention centres...

      Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consular assistance his Department is giving to British citizens in the Maldives in light of the recent civil unrest in...

      Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the UK's relationship with the Maldives; and if he will make a statement.

      Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials in his Department are stationed in the Maldives.

      Maldives

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

      Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the Maldives.

      Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British nationals have requested consular support in the Maldives in the last month.

      Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to help ensure the safety of the former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed and the...

      Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that the security situation in the Maldives does not deteriorate following...

      Maldives

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

      Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken in response to the political situation in the Maldives; and if he will make a statement.

      Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) the EU, (b) the Commonwealth, (c) the US, (d) the UN, (e) the South...

      Middle East: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on cyber-attacks in the Middle East.

      Serbia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of respect for human rights in the case of Nick Djivanovic in prison in Serbia.

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he raised the deaths of Somali journalists (a) Abdisalan Sheik Hassan, (b) Farah Hasan Sahel, (c) Noramfaizul Mohd Nor...

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he met representatives from the National Union of Somali Journalists during his recent visit to that country.

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has sought assurances from the Kenyan Government that it will meet its legal obligation in respect of the rights of...

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps (a) he and (b) his international counterparts are taking to ensure that (i) civilians are protected from air strikes...

      Somalia: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials in his Department are stationed in Somalia.

      Somalia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to his recent visit to Somalia what assessment he has made of the UK’s bilateral relationship with that...

      Syria: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of whether (a) senior members of the Syrian administration and (b) prominent supporters of the...

      Turkey: Balkans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the role of Turkey in promoting regional dialogue and security in the Western Balkans; and if he...

      Turkey: Serbia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the political relationship between Serbia and Turkey since the election of Turkish...

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that Richard O'Dwyer receives all necessary assistance after his extradition.

      Whisky

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department charges Scottish Development International for the holding of receptions in embassies to promote the...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Returning Officers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will publish the papers prepared by his Department relating to the transfer of the duties of acting returning officers to senior local government officials.

    • Returning Officers: Pay

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what adjustment is made for the salaries of local government officials in respect of time spent in their employment as returning officers.

      Returning Officers: Pay

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how much was paid in fees to (a) acting returning officers at general elections and (b) returning officers at local elections in each of the last 10 years;...

      Returning Officers: Qualifications

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what qualifications are necessary for the post of (a) acting returning officer at a general election and (b) returning officer at a local election.

      Returning Officers: Working Hours

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the average hours worked by (a) acting returning officers at general elections and (b) returning officers at local elections.

      Titles Deprivation Act 1917

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he plans to bring forward proposals to amend or repeal the Titles Deprivation Act 1917.

  • Prime Minister

    • 10 Downing Street: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will place copies of the menus for each official function held at 10 Downing street since May 2010 in the Library.

    • Business Advisory Group

      To ask the Prime Minister what (a) topics were discussed and (b) conclusions were reached at the most recent meeting of his Business Advisory Group.

      Student Loans Company: Pay

      To ask the Prime Minister when his attention was drawn to the arrangement by which the Chief Executive of the Student Loans Company was paid.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Prime Minister how many away days his Office has held since May 2010; what the location was of each such away day; how many staff attended; and what the cost was of each such event.

  • Attorney-General

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General whether he is aware of any similar cases to that of the collapsed prosecution of former South Wales police officers where the disappearance and re-emergence of key...

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) what proportion of the total value of contracts issued or to be issued by the Law Officers' Departments in 2011-12 have required successful organisations to put...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Attorney-General with reference to Decision Notices dated 12 September 2011 (ref. FS50347714) and 13 September 2011 (ref. FS50363603), for what reason he exercised his veto under the...

      Police: Ports

      To ask the Attorney-General how many people were prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service following investigations and arrests made by port police forces in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) men and (b) women enrolled in apprenticeships in (i) information and communication technology and (ii) engineering...

    • Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to update Table 2 in Economics Paper number 15 published in December 2011 showing English business clusters.

      Business: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many companies ceased trading within (a) one year, (b) five years and (c) 10 years of registration since 1997.

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what new regulations affecting businesses have come into effect since May 2010; and what regulations affecting businesses have...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Red Tape Challenge on business development for small and...

      Copyright: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the estimate in the Hargreaves Review that the Digital Copyright Exchange could...

      Copyright: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions the Intellectual Property Office has had with higher education institutions on licensing of audio-visual works...

      Credit: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on ensuring that insurance policies for rent-to-own credit agreements make it clear to customers that the...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which countries officials from UK Trade and Investment have visited on official business in each month since May 2010.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much UK Trade and Investment spent on (a) first, (b) business and (c) economy class flights in each month since May 2010.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what proportion of the total value of contracts issued or to be issued by his Department in 2011-12 have required...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what work experience or traineeship schemes his Department offers to minority groups.

      EU External Trade: Peru

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 31 January 2012, Official Report, column 37WS, on trade policy (opt-ins), what...

      European Fighter Aircraft: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what meetings UK Trade and Investment held with the Indian government on the Eurofighter prior to the decision of the Indian...

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the potential benefits to employers of introducing more flexible working practices.

      Further Education: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make arrangements for unfilled places to study for higher education qualifications in further education colleges to be...

      Google

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations his Department received from Google Inc. and any of its operating parts on proposals for extending copyright...

      Graduates: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many young people graduated from higher education in (a) Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency and (b) Cumbria in each of the...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what estimate he has made of the amount of investment in London which will result from the creation of the Green Investment...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to publish the responses his Department received to its consultation on the higher education White Paper, Students...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to help ensure that more UK universities are ranked in the world's top 100 universities.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what meetings the Minister for Universities and Science has had with for-profit education providers which have subsequently...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many pupils went on to higher education in Gillingham and Rainham constituency in the most recent period for which figures...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the student number control for English universities is in 2011-12.

      Higher Education: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many home applicants in each ethnic group had submitted applications to UCAS by (a) 15 January 2012 and (b) by the equivalent...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 11 January 2012, Official Report, columns 342-43W, on students: fees and charges, which (a) individuals...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much investment funding the research councils have allocated to universities in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d)...

      Higher Education: Part-time Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has spent on financial education for applicants wishing to study higher education courses on a part-time...

      Higher Education: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many young people graduated from higher education in Portsmouth South constituency in each of the last 10 years.

      Higher Education: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the Education Act 1994, what his policy is on student unions for private providers who are awarded degree...

      Higher Education: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2012, Official Report, column 247W, on higher education: research, what assessment he has...

      Higher Education: Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what consideration he has given to implementing the recommendation of the Advocate for Access to Education on the use of the...

      Higher Education: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people in (a) Haltemprice and Howden constituency, (b) East Yorkshire and (c) the Humberside region applied to study at...

      Influenza: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department he expects to attend the forthcoming conference on the H5N1 flu...

      Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the effect of value-based pricing on innovation.

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the cost to his Department was of participation in the January 2012 Civil Nuclear Export Showcase, organised by UK Trade and...

      Regional Assistance: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the value to the Northern Ireland economy of automatic assisted area status.

      Regional Assistance: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the Northern Ireland economy of the loss of automatic assisted area status.

      Regional Assistance: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on retaining automatic assisted area status for Northern Ireland.

      Student Loan Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what measures his Department has put in place to ensure the capacity of the Student Loans Company to administer student finance...

      Student Loan Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the capacity of the Student Loans Company to administer student finance in England following the...

      Student Loan Company: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the budget for administration was for the Student Loans Company in each financial year since 2008-09.

      Student Loan Company: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff were employed by the Student Loans Company in January (a) 2008, (b) 2009, (c) 2010, (d) 2011 and (e) 2012.

      Student Loan Company: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he was made aware of the arrangements for remunerating the chief executive of the Student Loans Company.

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure that any higher education institution charging fees of £6,000 per annum is collaborating...

      Taxation: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what fees his Department paid to Penna as a result of the remuneration arrangements for the Chief Executive of the Student Loans...

      Technology and Innovation Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the average length of time was between the Technology Strategy Board agreeing payments to business and businesses receiving...

      UK Trade and Investment: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the cost to UK Trade and Investment was of (a) travel and (b) accommodation for those attending the recent World Economic...

      UK Trade and Investment: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the cost to UK Trade and Investment was of (a) travel, (b) accommodation and (c) entertainment at the recent World Economic...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) who the providers are of the prevention and transition referral process for people not in education, employment or...

      Venture Capital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of Government-backed venture capital schemes since 1997.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects to answer question 91406; and if he will explain the reasons for the time taken in answering.

  • Transport

    • A3: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport further to her answer of 24 January 2012, Official Report, column 166W, on A3: Hampshire, when she next plans that her Department will take...

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment she has made of the potential effects of setting variable air passenger duties in each constituent part of the UK.

      Cycleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations her Department has had on (a) improving the standard of current bridle ways so that they are fit for cycling and (b) increasing...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research her Department has commissioned on the benefits of cycling to the (a) cyclist and (b) wider community in the last three years.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she is taking to (a) discourage cyclists from riding on pavements and (b) promote cyclist confidence in respect of cycling on roads.

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of drivers who had their driving licences revoked within (i) a year and (ii) two years...

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of drivers who were issued three penalty points within (i) a year and (ii) two years of...

      Driving Tests: Bury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 24 November 2011, Official Report, column 488W, on driving tests: Bury, on what date the works at Bury Driving Test Centre...

      Driving under Influence: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 17 January 2012, Official Report, column 638W, on driving under the influence: rehabilitation, what meetings (a) she, (b)...

      Fylde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to upgrade (a) rolling stock and (b) station facilities on the South Fylde line.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what comparison her Department has made of journey times between (a) the East Midlands and cities in the North East and (b) London and Birmingham in...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answers of 29 November 2011, Official Report, column 889W, on High Speed 2 railway line, for what reason she will not commission an...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Sleep Apnoea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department is taking to raise awareness of obstructive sleep apnoea among lorry drivers.

      Metals: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she has made an estimate of (a) the value of metal stolen from railways in the Tees Valley in (i) 2010 and (ii) 2011 and (b) costs incurred by...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will place in the Library a copy of the letter sent by the previous Secretary of State for Transport to Network Rail, to which he referred in...

      Network Rail: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department has appointed a special director to sit on Network Rail's Remuneration Committee; and how many meetings of that committee any...

      Network Rail: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions she has had with the (a) chairman and (b) chief executive of Network Rail on (i) the company’s annual executive bonus scheme and...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she expects to publish her Department's review of the application of EU procurement law.

      Railways: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many incidents of trains colliding with hanging wire as a result of overhead cable theft on railway lines were recorded in 2011.

      Railways: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many incidents of train drivers injured as a result of trains colliding with hanging wire on railway lines were recorded in 2011.

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she expects to publish the high level output specifications and statements of funds available for Network Rail's construction phase 5.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what timetable she has set for the renewal of rail franchises in the next three years; and what timetable she has set for (a) publication of prior...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff of her Department work on franchise specification, renewal and management; and how many such staff work on each franchise.

      Railways: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which (a) train operating companies and (b) routes provide her Department with peak passenger count data; and which of these routes were over capacity...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many drivers of (a) all ages and (b) over the age of 70 years have died while driving a road vehicle in each year between 2007 and 2010.

      Roadworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the effect of utility roadworks outside commercial premises on levels of business; and if she will take steps to (a)...

      Shipping: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she plans to issue more detailed guidance on the use of armed guards on UK-flagged shipping.

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much and what proportion of the cost of training seafarers was borne by the public purse in each year since 2001.

      South Wales Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the planned phasing is for electrifying the Great Western main line railway to Cardiff; and what the estimated cost is of each phase.

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of expenditure by her Department allocated to local authority major transport schemes has been allocated to each (a) local transport...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport to what extent her Department's review of the application of EU procurement law will inform the tender process for the West Coast Mainline franchise.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Aerials: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will consider commissioning a review of planning legislation as it applies to mobile telephone masts.

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he plans to take to increase the supply of affordable housing in (a) the South East and (b) nationally.

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 25 January 2012, Official Report, columns 242-43, on council tax rates and rating, if he will publish...

      Affordable Housing: Worcester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department holds on the number of new affordable homes built in Worcester constituency in each of the last...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff were on his Department's payroll in (a) June 2010, (b) June 2011 and (c) January 2012.

      Empty Dwelling Management Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties in Richmond Park constituency were subject to an empty dwellings management order in the latest period for...

      Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to enable local authorities to identify veterans living in their area.

      Fire Services: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the resilience of fire and rescue services in the Wirral of the reduction...

      Housing: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance he offers the building industry on the need to promote water efficiency in new housing.

      Housing: Worcester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new homes have been registered in Worcester constituency for each of the last 20 years.

      Incinerators: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what timetable he has set for his Department's consideration of the request for the call-in of the Allerton Park incinerator...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what data are submitted to his Department by (1) local authorities that are part of the Local Government Pension Scheme; (2)...

      Mayors: Referendum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the cost of holding referenda on directly elected mayors in each region.

      Mobile Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the guidance issued by his Department on the management of mobile...

      Mortgages: First-Time Buyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate he has made of the number of potential first-time buyers unable to buy a newly-built home due to the level...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households in Lancashire he expects to participate in the New Build indemnity scheme.

      Non-domestic Rates: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations he has received on increasing the uniform business rate by RPI in 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to publish the revised National Planning Policy Framework; and if he will make a statement.

      Race Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff in his Department were working on race equality (a) in May 2010 and (b) on the most recent date for which figures...

      Race Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many invitations Ministers in his Department have received to external events focused on race equality since May 2010; and...

      Race Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff in his Department work on race equality.

      Race Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many speeches Ministers in his Department have made on race equality since May 2010.

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of housing association tenants in England have (a) the right to buy and (b) preserved right to buy.

      Sustainable Communities Act 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what powers he intends to devolve to parish and town councils through changes to the Sustainable Communities Act 2007; and...

      Sustainable Communities Act 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he expects regulations to be made under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007 to retain the duty on councils to try to...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of the application made by Dorset county council for a grant towards the cost of...

      Urban Areas: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria he plans to use to assess town centres bidding to become Portas pilots.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport which arts organisations funded by the Arts Council that are in receipt of funding in 2010-11 will have lost that funding by...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the conclusion of Ofcom’s sixth report of UK broadband speeds on differences in broadband...

      Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether the plan for the funding of broadband projects for Scotland is on target for completion by April 2012.

      Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he last held discussions with Ministers in the Scottish Government on the application for funding for broadband projects...

      Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will assess the effect of the retransmission fees charged to public service broadcasters by Sky on investment in UK...

      Clothing: Design

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent meetings he has had with representatives of the fashion industry; and what issues were discussed.

      Diamond Jubilee 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many letters he has received on Her Majesty the Queen's diamond jubilee in the last six months.

      Diamond Jubilee 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had on Her Majesty the Queen's diamond jubilee celebrations.

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many football matches he has attended in an official capacity since May 2010; and at how many such matches he was an...

      Football: Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had on the proposals on football governance of football supporters' clubs; and whether these proposals...

      Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many libraries were (a) closed and (b) opened in each local authority area in each of the last five years.

      Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) whether he considers that any library authority in the UK has reached the criteria for intervention by the Secretary of...

      Local Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has had any discussions with the BBC Trust on the effect of changes in BBC local radio budgets on (a) staffing and...

      Olympic Games 2012: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the cost to the public purse was of developing the Olympics bike track at Hadleigh Farm; and what assessment he has made...

      Olympic Games 2012: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) how many organisations tendered for the London 2012 Olympics interpretation contract awarded to Applied Language...

      Olympic Games 2012: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many London 2012 Olympics tickets have been allocated to (a) individuals and (b) organisations outside the online...

      Olympic Games 2012: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many London 2012 Olympics tickets have been allocated to (a) amateur sports clubs, (b) corporate sponsors and (c)...

      Olympic Games 2012: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many tickets for the London 2012 Olympics allocated to schools through the Get Set network have been taken up.

      Olympic Games 2012: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport for what reasons tickets for the London 2012 Olympics are being printed by a company based in Arkansas.

      Olympic Games 2012: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to raise participation in events connected with the London 2012 Olympics in Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Performing Arts: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to encourage young people to become involved in (a) drama and (b) acting.

      Postage Stamps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with representatives from the philatelic industry on stamp collections.

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to increase library usage.

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent estimate he has made of the average number of people using a local library per month in each age group in the...

      Royal Family: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the budget was for the royal household in each of the last five years; and what its budget is forecast to be in each of...

      S4C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport for what reasons his Department did not issue a written ministerial statement regarding its consultation on S4C's governance...

      Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will take steps to prevent the resale of publicly-subsidised event tickets for profit.

  • Cabinet Office

    • 10 Downing Street: Catering

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what proportion of the (a) food and (b) drink served to its guests to 10 Downing street on official occasions is sourced from UK farmers,...

    • Advisory Services: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many applications he has received for (a) the Social Action Fund and (b) the Advice Services Fund; when he expects to announce recipients of funding...

      Advisory Services: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent progress has been made on his Department's cross-Government review of advice funding.

      Childbirth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when (a) provisional and (b) final (i) live birth and (ii) stillbirth figures for 2011 will be published; and on what dates these figures were published...

      Communities First Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what right of appeal applies to local organisations which are refused funding by the Community First Programme’s local panel.

      Community Development Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he has taken to ensure transparency in the grants awarded by the Community Development Foundation.

      Company Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many companies in each region had a turnover of over (a) £1 million, (b) £5 million and (c) £10 million in 2010-11.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what proportion of the total value of contracts issued or to be issued by his Department in 2011-12 have required successful organisations to put...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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...

      Email: Department for Education

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2012, Official Report, column 63W, if he will make an exception and publish the guidance issued to the Department...

      Exports: EU Countries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he plans to take to ensure that statistics on exports to the European Union published by the Office for National Statistics take account of...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how small and medium-sized enterprises can find out about government contracts.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether there is a minimum level of turnover a third sector organisation is required to have in order to bid for a Government contract.

      Identity Cards: Photography

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he plans to respond to the letter of 27 September 2011 and subsequent correspondence from the hon. Member for Mole Valley about the retention of...

      New Businesses: South East

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many small businesses have commenced trading in (a) Dartford constituency, (b) Kent and (c) the south-east in the last six months.

      Private Sector: Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many private sector jobs were lost in the North East in 2011.

      Public Sector: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to avoid industrial action in the public sector.

      Public Sector: Leave

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what arrangements exist for public sector workers to take (a) paid or (b) unpaid leave to support (i) cadet groups, (ii) scouts and (iii) other youth...

      Senior Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the net value has been of non-consolidated performance-related pay awards for senior civil servants in each Government Department since May 2010.

      Student Loans Company: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when the Cabinet Secretary became aware of the proposed arrangements for remunerating the Chief Executive of the Student Loans Company; and whether the...

      Vacancies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) pursuant to the answer of 23 January 2012, Official Report, column 102W, on vacancies, what the practical difficulties were which the Office for...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office for what reason he is no longer providing funding for a National Volunteer Service; and if he will make a statement.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many of those who participated in National Citizen Service pilots in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011 have continued to volunteer in their local community; and...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many children with a registered disability participated in the National Citizen Service scheme in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011; and if he will make a statement.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the (a) overall cost of the National Citizen Service (NCS), (b) cost to his Department of the NCS and (c) extra income that...

  • Justice

    • Homicide: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will provide funding for families of British nationals murdered abroad for the purpose of attending trials and related court hearings abroad.

    • Alternatives to Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on future tendering for the running of intensive alternative to custody schemes.

      Appeals: Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average waiting time for a disability living allowance appeal to be heard was in (a) Haltemprice and Howden constituency, (b) East Yorkshire and...

      Asylum and Immigration Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many asylum and immigration-related cases were heard in the (a) first Tier of the Tribunal's Immigration and Asylum Chamber, (b) upper Tier of the...

      British Nationals Abroad: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many open coroners' cases involve the death of UK nationals overseas.

      British Nationals Abroad: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many coroners’ cases involving non-UK companies could not be completed due to non-attendance of witnesses from overseas in (a) 2009, (b) 2010...

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has issued any guidance to the courts handling the cases relating to the public disorder of August 2011 on issuing convicted offenders with...

      Coroners: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has given consideration to directing a coroner to hold an inquest in the absence of a body, under the provisions of section 15 of the Coroners...

      Departmental Data Protection

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

      E-mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will take steps to encourage the use of e-mail in preference to printed correspondence for communications between his Department and hon. Members.

      European Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding from the European Social Fund was used to support offenders in each of the last five years; and how much he expects to be provided in...

      European Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what funding from the European Social Fund has been made available to support victims of crime in each of the last five years.

      HMP Risley: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what funding in each category of expenditure his Department provided to HMP Risley in each financial year from 2008-09 to 2011-12.

      Homicide: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons there was a £40,000 underspend in the Homicide Fund budget; how this underspend is to be distributed; and if he will make a statement.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions there were for offences related to human trafficking in each year since 2004.

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) nationality and (b) gender was of each suspected victim of trafficking referred to the Trafficking Victim Support scheme operated by the...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent from the public purse on support for legal costs for victims of crime and witnesses in each of the last five years.

      Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation has been repealed since May 2010.

      Magistrates Courts: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans his Department has for (a) the magistrates' court house in Ammanford and (b) the remainder of its estate in Wales.

      Manoucehr Bahmanzadeh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 26 January 2012, Official Report, columns 361-2W, on Manoucehr Bahmanzadeh, whether or not the monies levied were paid directly...

      Offenders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding his Department has provided for counselling services for offenders in each of the last five years.

      Offenders: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what grants his Department has provided to third sector organisations to undertake research into offender and prisoner rehabilitation in each of the last...

      Prison: Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners worked in prison industries in (a) general packing and assembly, (b) laundry, (c) assembly of electrical components, (d) general...

      Prison: Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what proportion of prisoners working in prison industries received an accredited qualification at (a) entry level, (b) level one, (c) level two and...

      Prison: Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what accredited qualifications prisoners can obtain whilst working in prison industries at (a) entry level, (b) level one, (c) level two and (d) level...

      Prisoner Escorts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans his Department has to maintain and improve the reliability of security measures when transporting high-security inmates between prisons and court.

      Prisoners’ Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders who were recalled to prison for licence breaches (a) served all of the remainder of their sentence in custody and (b) served part of...

      Prisoners: Detention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much compensation for unlawful detention was paid to prisoners in England and Wales in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011; and how many individuals received such...

      Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the date of first reception into custody was for each prisoner who committed suicide in custody in England and Wales in 2011; and what the length of...

      Prisons: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to his Department's Strategy for Victims and Witnesses, if he will consider introducing measures to enable victims of crime to be informed...

      Prisons: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the (a) effect on the safety of prisoners and staff and (b) changes in working practices which may be necessary if prison...

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what use his Department has made of mindfulness-based techniques for (a) reducing stress and (b) improving well-being among prison staff.

      Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions there were for (a) soliciting for the purposes of prostitution in a public place, (b) keeping a brothel and (c) control of...

      Protection of Children Act 1978

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were (a) proceeded against, (b) cautioned and (c) convicted for offences under section 1 of the Protection of Children Act 1978 in each...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what underspends were identified in the budgets of his Department and its non-departmental public bodies in each of the last three years; and for...

      Tenancy Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment he has made of the decision that police forces should not provide pre-tenancy checks for local authorities; (2) whether he has...

      Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if he will place in the Library (a) pre-qualification criteria and (b) acceptable non-price criteria used in the tender process for the Commercial...

      Trespass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward plans to create an offence of intentional trespass to permit the removal of people occupying property without the landowner's...

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much funding his Department has provided for counselling services for victims and witnesses of crime suffering from trauma or bereavement in...

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding his Department provided to each organisation, including third sector organisations, which provided support services for victims of crime...

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding he plans to allocate to each (a) peer support organisation for victims of crime and (b) third sector organisations supporting victims of...

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether he plans to allocate funding to the National Victims' Association; (2) when he expects to announce the organisations allocated funding for...

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding he plans to provide to third sector organisations supporting the victims of crime in each of the next five years.

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the recommendations of the Independent Commission on Banking will be implemented.

    • Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which teams in his Department had responsibility for the Project Merlin agreement with the banks.

      Charitable Donations: Higher Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to introduce fiscal measures to encourage philanthropic giving to higher education institutions in England.

      Charitable Donations: Higher Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and (b) representatives of universities on provision of...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many claims for child benefit are awaiting processing.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the potential administrative costs of assessing the combined income of a couple as opposed to assessing income on the basis of one...

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether parents who receive a one-off bonus from their employer which means their annual income falls into the higher income tax band will cease to be...

      Counterfeit Manufacturing: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department has taken to reduce the distribution of counterfeit alcohol and cigarettes in (a) Peterborough and (b) Cambridgeshire.

      Crown Estate Commissioners

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will allow the Crown Estate to borrow money in the capital markets; and if he will make a statement; (2) if he will require the Crown Estate to...

      Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much household debt there was in each of the regions in the UK in December 2011.

      Departmental Official Photographs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many official photographs have been taken of (a) Ministers and (b) senior officials in his Department for use in Government publications since May...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what proportion of the total value of contracts issued or to be issued by his Department in 2011-12 have required successful organisations to put up a...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 of...

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the circumstances in which the Government would decline to pay any further money to the EU in respect of any shortfall in the...

      Financial Services: EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what his policy is on the revision of the directive on deposit guarantee schemes proposed by the European Commission; (2) what the findings were of...

      Financial Services: EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he has discussed with his EU counterparts the revision of the directive on deposit guarantee schemes proposed by the European Commission; (2)...

      Financial Services: EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 19 January 2012, Official Report, columns 946-9W, on financial services: EU law, what his policy is on the revision of the...

      Financial Services: EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 19 January 2012, Official Report, columns 946-9W, on financial services: EU law, (1) what communications he has received from...

      Fossil Fuels: Reserves

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of progress on the identification of carbon bubbles in the financial investment system.

      Fossil Fuels: Reserves

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the Governor of the Bank of England on the merits of the Financial Policy Committee examining the implications of...

      HM Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps HM Revenue and Customs has taken to tackle staff turnover and low morale at its contact centres.

      Incentives

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much he expects board members at the (a) Financial Conduct Authority, (b) Prudential Regulation Authority and (c) Bank of England to be paid in (i)...

      Income Tax: Bexley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people resident in the London borough of Bexley pay income tax at (a) 20 per cent., (b) 40 per cent. and (c) 50 per cent.

      Income Tax: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who have (a) overpaid and (b) underpaid income tax in (i) Haltemprice and Howden constituency,...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information his Department holds on the number of individual savings account holders who have ISAs with a market value of (a) £15,000 to...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) median and (b) mean market value was of individual savings accounts held by people with incomes of (i) £0 to £4,999, (ii) £5,000...

      Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will bring forward proposals to require insurance companies to disclose by (a) council ward and (b) postcode how many people in each such area...

      Manufacturing Industries: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his Department will consider bringing forward proposals to encourage banks to lend to advanced manufacturers.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what revenue accrued to the Exchequer from national insurance contributions paid by (a) employers and (b) employees in respect of the employment of a person...

      National Insurance Contributions: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much employers' national insurance was received for employees who were 18 years or under in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      Network Rail: Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with (1) the (a) National Audit Office and (b) Secretary of State for Transport on Network Rail's debt being...

      Non-Domestic Rates: East Midlands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many outstanding appeals on decisions on business rate revaluation remain from the 2005 valuation in (a) Worcester constituency, (b)...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on developing the PAYE Real Time Information project; and if he will make a statement.

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on the development of the PAYE Real Time Information project; and if he will make a statement.

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the Autumn Statement, what discussions he has had with pension funds on the allocation of funding for infrastructure under his memorandum...

      Performance Related Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the maximum end of year non-consolidated performance-related pay award was for secondees and interim staff in his Department since May 2010.

      Performance Related Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the monetary value was of non-consolidated performance-related payments made to commercial specialists at HM Revenue and Customs at each year end since...

      Personal Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what plans he has to require more transparent information on private pension fund companies to be provided; and if he will make a statement; (2) what...

      Public Sector: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 24 October 2011, Official Report, column 20W, on employment: public sector, what the details are of his plan to actively monitor...

      Social Investment Task Force

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the recommendations of the Final Report of the Social Investment Task Force, April 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of potential changes in levels of revenue to the Exchequer arising from the proposed reduction in solar photovoltaic feed-in tariffs.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 17 January 2012, Official Report, column 708W, on stamp duty land tax (1) how many inquiries HM Revenue and Customs has opened...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2012, Official Report, column 389W, on stamp duty land tax: tax avoidance, what the policy of HM Revenue and Customs...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2012, Official Report, column 389W, on stamp duty land tax: tax avoidance, if he will place in the Library a copy of...

      Student Loans Company: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the costs of unwinding the arrangements for remunerating the chief executive of the Student Loans Company; and if he will estimate...

      Tax Allowances: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 18 July 2011, Official Report, column 541W, on tax allowances pensions, what proportion of income tax relief on contributions...

      Tax Allowances: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 18 July 2011, Official Report, column 541W, on tax allowances pensions, if he will update the table published by HM Revenue and...

      Tax Allowances: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 18 July 2011, Official Report, column 541W, on tax allowances pensions, what proportion of the £4 billion per annum reduction...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what advice is issued by his Department on the use of tax avoidance devices and personal service companies by (a) individual Government Departments, (b)...

      Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 23 January 2012, Official Report, column 41W, on working tax credit: Shrewsbury, what estimate he has made of how many households...

      The Plan For Growth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the likely contribution to growth made by each of the 137 supply-side measures set out in The Plan for Growth in (a) 2011-12, (b)...

      UK Farm Finance Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had recent discussions with US financial regulators regarding UK Farm Finance Group and Commercial...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 11 January 2012, Official Report, column 303W, on tax credit, how many tax credit claims were awaiting processing on 5 January 2012.

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (1) saving to the public purse he expects as a result of the reduction from 80 per cent. to 70 per cent. in the proportion of childcare costs covered...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to answer questions (a) 77333, (b) 82565 and (c) 87573; and if he will explain the reasons for the time taken.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to answer Questions (a) 88761, (b) 88633, (c) 88524, (d) 90739 and (e) 90736; and if he will explain the time taken in answering these questions.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to answer question 91434 tabled on 18 January 2012 for answer on 24 January 2012.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Atos contract for work capability assessments includes penalty clauses; whether those clauses have come into effect; and whether he...

    • Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Atos assessment centre in Glasgow has recently extended its opening hours for the work capability assessment.

      Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Atos assessment centre in Glasgow operates a (a) Saturday and (b) Sunday service; and if so when this service began.

      Carer’s Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of carers that were (a) entitled to and (b) in receipt of carer’s allowance as a result of caring...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects the transition to the new Child Support Agency system to be complete.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people used the Child Support Agency system in the last year; and how many of these were in receipt of benefits.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria will be used to determine which parent will be subject to the up-front charge for accessing the Child Support Agency.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the level of the Child Support Agency flat rate threshold if it had been subject to the same annual increase as benefits in...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to extend provision of high-quality childcare for children aged under five.

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Bexley have received a cold weather payment in each...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the income will be of an owner-occupying couple with two children under seven years receiving school meals costing £2 per day each...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 8 February 2012 to question 92516, on council tax, if he will place in the Library a table of aggregated data for...

      Departmental Food

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

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (a) how many and (b) what proportion of people were in receipt of the (i) care and (ii) mobility component of the disability living allowance...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether individuals undergoing (a) intravenous chemotherapy and (b) radiotherapy for cancer and claiming employment and support allowance will...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he proposes that an individual who is DS 1500-registered for the purposes of employment and support allowance (ESA) but who lives...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for how many weeks each employment and support allowance claimant who has not yet been assessed through the work capability assessment has been...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time was for an employment and support allowance (ESA) applicant between completing the ESA 50 questionnaire and undergoing...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department has contingency plans for the potential multiple failure of Work programme providers.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to reach a settlement with the two remaining flexible new deal providers whose contracts were cancelled.

      Employment Schemes: Down’s Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will meet representatives of the Down's Syndrome Association to discuss the administrative requirements of support-permitted work.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how he plans to distribute payment for each individual youth contract wage subsidy through the lifetime of the placement.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Work Programme outcome data to be published in autumn 2012 will include the numbers of job outcomes attributable to (a) the Youth...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent in real terms on local housing allowance in each London local authority in (a) April 2010, (b) April 2011 and (c) October...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which local authorities have made representations to his Department on the potential impact of reductions to local housing allowances since...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Bromsgrove were in receipt of housing benefit of more than £400 per week in the latest period for which figures are...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect on landlords of the system of payment of housing benefit to tenants rather than to landlords.

      Housing Benefit: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of proposed changes to housing benefit rules on single members of the armed forces who are returning...

      Housing Benefit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in receipt of housing benefit in (a) Glenrothes constituency, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK will have their benefit reduced as a...

      Independent Living Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2012, Official Report, columns 111-12W, on independent living fund, if he will publish details of the...

      Independent Living Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2012, Official Report, columns 235-36W, on independent living fund (ILF), with which disability...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Methanol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Health and Safety Executive is taking steps to discourage the non-commercial and small-scale production of biodiesel which involves...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to reply to the letter of 8 December 2011 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Esther Chizambe.

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to conclude negotiations on the compensation payable for early termination of Flexible New Deal contracts.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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...

      Pension Protection Fund: Wedgwood Museum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will consider bringing forward legislative proposals to remove the Wedgwood Museum from the ambit of the Pensions Protection Fund to...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many single people without children in each region of the UK will be affected by the household benefit cap; on what basis they are housed;...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to receive the report of the independent review on passported benefits by the Social Security Advisory Committee.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Haltemprice and Howden constituency, (b) East Yorkshire and (c) Yorkshire and Humber receive over £26,000 per annum...

      Social Security Benefits: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in Liverpool, Walton constituency were in receipt of benefits totalling £26,000 or more per annum in the latest...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received on the role of the welfare system in reform of social care; and if he will make a statement.

      Unemployment Benefits: Territorial Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the impact of Territorial Army pay on benefits for unemployed people.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he proposes that funding for the Youth Contract will be distributed according to (a) population and (b) unemployment in each region of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to bring forward final implementation plans for the introduction of universal credit from October 2013.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what definition he expects to use of the term in work for the purposes of (a) his proposed benefit cap and (b) in work conditionality under the...

      Welfare Reform Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will meet a deputation from organisations to discuss the Welfare Reform Bill.

      Welfare Reform Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of people in Hyndburn borough council area who will be affected by each of the benefit caps proposed in the...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK who have attended a work capability...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people have undergone the work capability assessment since April 2011, by week; (2) how many people have undergone the work...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people waited longer than 13 weeks to undergo the work capability assessment in (a) 2009, (b) 2010 and (c) 2011.

      Work Capability Assessment: Parkinson’s Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people suffering from (a) Parkinson’s disease, (b) MS, (c) cancer and (d) dementia have undergone multiple work capability...

      Work Capability Assessments: Audio Recordings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the contribution by the Minister of State in his Department of 1 February 2012, Official Report, columns 291-2WH, how long after...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what data Work programme providers are required to collect in order to contribute to the Department’s statistical releases.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people sanctions have been applied to under the Work programme since its inception; and what proportion this represents of all...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2012, Official Report, column 800W, on what date he expects to publish the number of voluntary sector...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the statement in the Work Programme Prospectus and Invitation to Tender that within existing Welfare to Work supply chains,...

      Work Programme: Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect on voluntary sector providers' viability of 106,000 fewer employment and support allowance claimants...

  • Health

    • Accidents: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the NHS of treating people involved in cycling accidents who were not wearing a cycle helmet in...

    • Alexandra Hospital: Redditch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of whether organisational changes arising from implementation of the provisions of the Health and Social Care Bill will result...

      Ambulance Services: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many medical 999 calls were made in each region in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011; and what proportion of these calls resulted in ambulance dispatch in each...

      Antenatal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of women did not receive the number of antenatal appointments recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical...

      Aortic Aneurysm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which primary care trusts include fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair in their commissioning policy; (2) whether his Department has assessed...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department he expects to attend the forthcoming conference on the H5N1 flu virus in Geneva.

      Benzodiazepines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department provided to the National Treatment Agency for treatment of drug addicts prescribed benzodiazepines between 1 April 2011...

      Benzodiazepines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2012, Official Report, column 675W, on benzodiazepines, on what evidence he based his conclusion GPs have the (a)...

      Benzodiazepines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2012, Official Report, column 675W, on benzodiazepines, if he will provide a list of specialist services available to...

      Breasts: Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Warley of 18 January 2012, Official Report, column 875W, on plastic surgery: breasts, what progress has been...

      Breasts: Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his policy on the replacement of PIP implants will be time limited; and if he will make a statement.

      Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money was spent by his Department on research and raising awareness of (a) breast cancer and (b) prostate cancer in each year since 2005.

      Cancer: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the National Cancer Action Team has allocated a costing code for (a) Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and (b) Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy.

      Cancer: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the incidence of different cancers (a) among individuals of Irish ethnicity living in the UK and (b) nationally; what the...

      Care Homes: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many inspections were carried out by the Care Quality Commission on care homes which involved on-site visits in Dartford constituency during 2010-11.

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times the Care Quality Commission has taken enforcement action in the last 12 months.

      Cervical Cancer: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (1) women aged 25 to 64 years in the Great Yarmouth area took up an invitation for cervical cancer screening in each year since 2007; (2)...

      Chlamydia Infection: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) men and (b) women were screened by each local Chlamydia screening programme in (i) 2011 and (ii) 2010.

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent representations his Department has received on commissioners restricting access to contraceptive services on the basis of (a) age, (b)...

      Dance Movement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the merits of giving dance-movement psychotherapists similar (a) professional recognition and (b) statutory regulation to...

      Dental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of admissions to hospital via accident and emergency departments were related to dental problems in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people saw an NHS dentist at least once in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011.

      Dental Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of NHS dentists required to meet demand for NHS dental care in (a) Cumbria and (b) Westmorland and Lonsdale...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff were on his Department’s payroll in (a) June 2010, (b) June 2011 and (c) January 2012.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the special advisers in his Department have declared any external employment in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what proportion of the total value of contracts issued or to be issued by his Department in 2011-12 have required successful organisations to put up...

      Doctors: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many doctors working in clinical commissioning groups are being paid an hourly or sessional rate and also having an additional payment made...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of (a) anorexia and (b) bulimia were diagnosed in each region for patients of each (i) age group and (ii) sex in (A) 2010 and (B) 2011.

      Food Standards Agency: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Food Standards Agency spent on direct commissioning of scientific research projects in the last year for which figures are available; how...

      Food Standards Agency: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with whom the Food Standards Agency has contracted to undertake research into anecdotal reports of intolerance to dietary intake of low calorie...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of how the indicators in his Public Health Outcomes Framework for sexual and reproductive health reflect the life course...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans his Department has to include outcome indicators for sexual and reproductive health in its forthcoming sexual health policy document; (2)...

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what new resources he plans to provide areas with the highest rates of (a) obesity-related and (b) alcohol-related ill health.

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to review and update the indicators set out in the Public Health Outcomes Framework; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on (a) primary and (b) acute health care in (i) Cumbria, (ii) South Cumbria and (iii) Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency in...

      Health Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to reduce inequalities in respect of (a) health outcomes and (b) life expectancy in Cumbria.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library how much unpaid debt was owed to the NHS for the treatment of foreign nationals from each country in the latest period for...

      Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who will provide strategic leadership for London's health services from April 2013; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Services: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he last met the Cabinet Secretary for Health in the Scottish Government; and when he next plans to meet the Cabinet Secretary for Health in the...

      Health Visitors: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health visitors there were in each (a) region and (b) primary care trust in terms of (i) headcount and (ii) full-time equivalent staff in (A)...

      Hospices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding the Government has provided for hospices in each year since 2007.

      Hospitals: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he is planning a deep clean of hospitals in 2012.

      Hospitals: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost is of a meal provided to an in-patient in (a) NHS and (b) foundation trust acute hospitals.

      Hospitals: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which hospitals that pay PFI charges (a) will and (b) will not receive additional financial support in 2012-13.

      Hospitals: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much additional financial support for hospitals with high PFI charges has been allocated to hospitals in (a) London and (b) other areas.

      Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what costs have been invoiced to foreign patients not entitled to free NHS care by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust in each of the last...

      Incontinence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS operations to insert a transobturata tape procedure or tensions-free vaginal tape procedure polypropylene mesh bladder sling to treat stress...

      Information Centre for Health and Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department plans to change the (a) function and (b) operation of the NHS Information Centre.

      Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the effect of value-based pricing on innovation.

      Ivf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to encourage primary care trusts to adhere to the 2004 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guideline on...

      Ivf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the commissioning arrangements for IVF.

      Learning Disability: Advocacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of (1) best practice by local authorities for the provision of independent advocacy services for people with learning...

      Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of malaria there were in each region in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011.

      Maternity Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on maternity services in each (a) region and (b) NHS trust in (i) 2010 and (ii) 2011. [Official Report, 1 March 2012, Vol. 541, c. 1MC.]

      Mental Illness: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been prescribed antipsychotic drugs (a) in total and (b) while receiving treatment in hospital, by primary care trust area, in the...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of midwifery graduates started working as midwives in the NHS within six months of graduation in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011.

      Midwives: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what date he estimates midwife numbers will have risen to meet his commitment to recruit 3,000 new midwives.

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many places for student midwives were commissioned in each region for the 2011-12 academic year.

      Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the report by the National Audit Office on services for people with neurological conditions, what assessment he has made of the factors...

      Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the National Audit Office report on neurological services, if he will ensure that neurological conditions have similar national strategy...

      NHS Shared Business Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 17 January 2012, Official Report, column 774W, on the NHS, how many employees of NHS Shared Business Services are based in (a)...

      NHS: Ancillary Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish the results of the non-medical workforce census taken on 30 September 2011; and on what dates previous censuses were published...

      NHS: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) violent incidents against NHS staff, (b) physical assaults against NHS staff and (c) criminal sanctions against individuals who had assaulted...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been paid out in respect of (a) all settled claims and (b) settled claims arising from obstetric care under the Clinical Negligence Scheme...

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to encourage greater use of private sector incentives in NHS procurement; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure health service restructuring does not occur where the public consultation process determines that the majority of local...

      Nurses: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the ratio of fully-qualified school nurses to the number of schools was in England in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what public health campaigns targeted at the prevention and management of obesity his Department ran in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011; what the (i) start and (ii)...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the rate of obesity amongst adults was in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011 in each primary care trust area.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the level of organ donation was in each year from 1997.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to increase levels of organ donation.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the (a) demand for and (b) take-up of organ donation.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) Dartford constituency and (b) Kent were registered as organ donors in each of the last five years.

      Osteoporosis: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure NHS patients have access to total joint replacements to treat debilitating osteoarthritic conditions within...

      Out of Area Treatment: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2012, Official Report, columns 120-1W, on out-of-area treatment: Scotland, how many elective surgeries were carried...

      Palliative Care: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost of end-of-life care in hospitals in England in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Palliative Care: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve care for end-of-life patients.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will consider making quick and convenient supply of prescription medications to local pharmacies a legal obligation on the manufacturer and supplier.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the legal duties of pharmaceutical manufacturers and suppliers to ensure adequate domestic supply of medications to local...

      Physiotherapy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria primary care trusts use to determine which types of physiotherapy to provide funding for.

      Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason the Public Health Outcomes Framework does not include an indicator for conception among women over the age of 18; and what assessment his...

      Primary Care Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether his Department has issued amended guidance to primary care trusts on procedures for the consideration of individual funding requests; (2)...

      Primary Care Trusts: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the public purse was of staff redundancies in each primary care trust area since April 2010.

      Private Patients: Health Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward legislative proposals to compel private health care providers to have full indemnity cover for NHS patients.

      Ritalin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the change was in the level of dispensed prescriptions of methylphenidate hydrochloride in England between 1997 and 2010.

      Ritalin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to monitor the use of methylphenidate hydrochloride in children under 16 years old.

      Social Services: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that social workers who register or renew their membership of the General Social Care Council before July 2012 either (a)...

      Social Services: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidelines he has provided to the Health Professions Council on the registration of social workers.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish his Department's suicide prevention strategy.

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 1 February 2012, Official Report, column 683W, on surgery, what the (a) mean and (b) median waiting time was for open excision...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) mean and (b) median waiting time was for (i) hip replacement, (ii) knee replacement, (iii) coronary artery bypass graft, (iv) cochlea implant...

      Surgery: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was of disposable surgical instruments in each category supplied to the NHS in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of (a) tuberculosis and (b) drug-resistant tuberculosis there were in each primary care trust area in (i) 2010 and (ii) 2011.

  • Education

    • 16-19 Bursary Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what information his Department holds on the number of (a) applicants and (b) recipients of the 16 to 19 Bursary Scheme in (i) St Helens South and...

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools have (a) converted and (b) applied to convert to academy status in (i) Rossendale and Darwen constituency, (ii) Lancashire and (iii)...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many academy orders he has made by virtue of a school being eligible for intervention in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012.

      Academies: Sixth Form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2012, Official Report, column 41W, on academies, whether he plans that academy schools without post-16 provision...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to revise the children in need census to improve local authority data collection on child neglect.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the reduction in funding from his Department to Hartlepool borough council for children's social care was in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and what...

      Departmental Food

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

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of the total value of contracts issued or to be issued by his Department in 2011-12 have required successful organisations to put up a...

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Dominic Cummings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) on how many occasions Dominic Cummings visited his Department between 12 May 2010 and 27 January 2011; (2) on how many occasions Dominic...

      Education: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the outcomes were of the pilot schemes conducted by local authorities on raising the education participation age.

      Females: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what Inter-Ministerial Group meetings on the cross-government Violence Against Women and Girls strategy Ministers in his Department (a) have and (b)...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects the first free school specialising in mathematics for 16 to 18 year-olds to open; how many 16 to 18 year-olds he expects to enrol in...

      Local Authorities: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many local authorities in England do not have a Director of Children's Services.

      Primary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department plans to take to collaborate with local authorities with large numbers of under-performing primary schools, as proposed in...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for how many permanently excluded pupils and students (a) of and (b) above compulsory school age his Department has (i) ongoing investigations and (ii)...

      Pupil Exclusions: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of pupils in (a) Haltemprice and Howden constituency, (b) East Yorkshire and (c) Yorkshire and Humber were excluded from school in each...

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the (a) overall absence rate, (b) unauthorised absence rate and (c) number of persistent absentees was at each state-funded secondary school in...

      School Leaving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of school sixth formers left school before completing their post-16 studies in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      School Leaving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many additional 17-year-olds will need to participate in education or training by 1 September 2013 to meet the requirements of the Education and...

      Schools: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children have received the Service Pupil Premium since May 2010.

      Schools: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children were registered as a service child in each academic year since May 2009.

      Schools: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children have had the Service Pupil Premium stopped since May 2010; and for what reasons.

      Schools: Rossendale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to improve the quality of school buildings in Rossendale and Darwen constituency.

      Science: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of pupils were entered for three separate sciences at GCSE in each local authority in 2010-11.

      Sixth Form Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of post-16 students studied (a) A levels and (b) the international baccalaureate in (i) Dartford constituency, (ii) Kent and (iii) the...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people with (a) autism and (b) a disability will enter the education system when the participation age is raised in (i) 2013 and (ii)...

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to his statistical release dated 29 November 2011, what proportion of people aged (a) 16, (b) 17 and (c) 18 years old who were not in...

      Young People: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people took part in the National Citizen Service pilot in summer 2011; and what the cost to the public purse was of the programme.

      Youth Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much each local authority reported in its Section 251 financial returns as outturn expenditure on (a) youth work, (b) Connexions and (c) all...

      Youth Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the capacity of the Connexions Caseload Information System to monitor participation of 16 to 18 year-olds in education...

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