Written answers

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

  • Wales

    • Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what reduction in carbon dioxide emissions her Department has made under the 10:10 initiative.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many visits he has made to each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland since May 2010.

    • Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department has spent on dealing with issues concerning the past in Northern Ireland since May 2010.

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what reduction in carbon dioxide emissions his Department has made under the 10:10 initiative.

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has had any discussions with (a) the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, (b) the STUC, (c) civic society organisations in Scotland and...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what recent discussions her Department has had with the (a) Bank of England and (b) HM Treasury on the reasons for the absence of women on the Bank of...

    • Equalities and Human Rights Commission: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what plans she has for the provision of assistance to the public in Scotland after the planned closure of the Equality and Human Rights Commission...

      Recruitment: Quotas

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities whether quotas would best address any instances of institutional recruitment bias under her consideration.

  • Transport

    • Bridges: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations she has received on river crossings in (a) London and (b) Kent.

    • Crossrail: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will publish the Invitation to Negotiate for the procurement of rolling stock and associated depot facilities in respect of the Crossrail Train...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much revenue the local office network of the DVLA generated in each calendar year since 2005.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the closure of local Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency offices on service users including those with complex...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will extend driving licence requirements to off-roader vehicles.

      Manufacturing Industries: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what support her Department is providing to UK-based manufacturers to help them secure procurement contracts.

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what role staff of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency have in respect of the (a) marine leisure industry and (b) commercial shipping industry.

      Network Rail: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the Office of Rail Regulation's effectiveness in reducing costs and increasing value for money at Network Rail since 2004.

      Office of Rail Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the Coalition Agreement, what consideration she has given to merging Passenger Focus and the Office of Rail Regulation to create a...

      Office of Rail Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions she has had on further reductions in the budget for Passenger Focus and the allocation of some of its resources to the Office of Rail...

      Office of Rail Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the Office of Rail Regulation's performance in regulating Network Rail; and what assessment she has made of the effect...

      Office of Rail Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what estimate she has made of the effect on rail industry costs of any expansion of the role of the Office of Rail Regulation; (2) what progress...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of railway track were electrified between May 1997 and May 2010.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of railway track the Government has committed to electrify since May 2010.

      Transport Select Committee: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what basis the figures her Department provided to the Transport Select Committee on its expenditure in each region were calculated.

      Transport: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she is taking to reduce the level of bonuses in transport organisations funded from the public purse.

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she launched the tender process for the Development Collaborative Business Project portal for the Animals in Science Regulation Unit;...

    • Animal Experiments: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training and qualifications will be required for inspectors operating under the Animals Scientific Procedures Act 1986 in the period...

      Animal Experiments: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has any plans to change (a) the number of inspectors employed by her Department to conduct inspections under the Animals...

      Animal Experiments: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consultations she has undertaken with establishments using animals in scientific procedures on plans to reduce the number of regional...

      Animal Experiments: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the likely effects of (a) reductions in the number of inspectors operating under the Animals Scientific...

      Animal Experiments: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the minimum number of inspectors required to be operating under the Animals Scientific Procedures Act 1986 to...

      Animal Experiments: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Chief Inspector of the Animals in Science Regulation Unit is based in London for the purpose of determining salary, allowance and...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times the Co-ordinating Group for Asylum Seekers and Refugees has met between January 2008 and January 2012; which (a) Departments,...

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the likely effect on the number of applications for asylum received from Syrian nationals of the situation in...

      Biofuels: Manufactured Goods

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to tackle the (a) theft of waste cooking oil and (b) illegal manufacture of biofuel.

      Biometrics: Eyes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the job title is of the senior civil servant in charge of the contract to procure IRIS scanners.

      Charities: Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on the value of clothes stolen from charity collections in each of the last three years.

      Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the (a) level of maintenance and (b) use of the directory of specialised competences, skills and...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contingency plans she has put in place in the event of (a) technical failure of the Collaborative Business Portal (CBP) and (b)...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints were made against (a) UK Border Agency staff and (b) G4S in respect of enforced removal operations in 2011.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many new substances were identified by her Department's Forensic Early Warning System in each of the last three years; and how many...

      EU Justice and Home Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the effect of liaison magistrates or officials operating under EU Council Joint Action 96/277/JHA...

      EU Justice and Home Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many international joint customs surveillance operations as provided for in EU Joint Action 97/372/JHA UK authorities participated in...

      National Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to her Department's Business Plan, what estimate she has made of the cost of the operational changes to make the National...

      National Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what she expects the costs of the National Crime Agency to be in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, (c) 2013-14 and (d) 2014-15.

      National Policing Improvement Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the total costs associated with the phasing out of the National Policing Improvement Agency.

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has provided the Serious and Organised Crime Agency with additional resources to enable it to undertake action related to...

      Smuggling: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many seizures of alcohol have been made by the UK Border Agency at ports of entry into the UK in each of the last five years.

      Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of stone theft there were in each of the last three years in (a) Lancashire and (b) the UK.

      Theft: Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what initiatives will be funded by the £5 million allocated to the metal theft taskforce.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects the UK Border Agency (UKBA) to reach a decision on the status of Mr Ali Jawad Kadem, UKBA Reference number: J1087501.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to answer (a) questions (i) 86689, (ii) 86690 and (iii) 86691 on entry to the UK by rail (passport checks), tabled on 12...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to reply to question 91795 on life in the UK citizenship tests, tabled on 23 January 2012 for answer on 25 January 2012.

  • Defence

    • Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of relocating 39 Engineer Regiment from Waterbeach to Kinloss.

    • Air Training Corps: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what estimate he has made of the time taken to obtain 2/3 star approval of any spending cost over £1,000 by Air Training Corps, broken down by...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with the devolved administrations on the benefits to (a) military service personnel and (b) their families available...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many firms made bids to his Department in respect of armed forces recruitment.

      Armed Forces: Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what hourly rate his Department pays to agency drivers from Pertemps; and whether such payments include VAT; (2) how many third party logistics...

      Armed Forces: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the bid made by Capita to his Department for armed forces recruitment was the lowest it received.

      Armed Forces: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost of the bid made to his Department by Capita was in respect of armed forces recruitment.

      Armed Forces: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs the effects of the closure of the Defence Language School on the...

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which trades within the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Royal Air Force, (c) Defence Medical Services and (d) Army are assessed as being pinch points; what the...

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many (a) Gurkhas, (b) soldiers, (c) airmen, (d) naval personnel and (e) reservists were based in each (i) constituency, (ii) local authority...

      Armed Forces: Newspaper Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which national newspapers have been purchased by his Department for service personnel in the last financial year; and how many copies of each newspaper...

      Armed Forces: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which of the venues hosting Olympic events will be protected by (a) regular forces and (b) reservist forces.

      Armed Forces: Psychology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department has taken to improve the long-term psychological (a) testing and (b) treatment of recruits to the armed services (i) prior to...

      Armed Forces: Psychology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what opportunities his Department offers to serving service personnel to undertake continuing education within each branch of the armed forces; and if...

      Armed Forces: Psychology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect of psychological testing and training in the armed forces on (a) levels of post-traumatic stress disorder and...

      Armed Forces: Psychology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on psychological (a) testing and (b) training for each branch of the armed forces in each of the last 10 years.

      Armed Forces: Psychology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what psychological testing and training is given to service personnel prior to their entering a combat zone.

      Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much his Department spent on (a) warehousing, (b) staff, (c) IT and (d) transport costs for managing its defence inventory in the latest period...

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral answer of 20 February 2012 to the right hon. Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber, when he expects to be able to make a further...

      Defence: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Government has provided support for (a) internal security training, (b) public order training, (c) sniper training and (d) any other training...

      Departmental Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many research experiments his Department has performed on animals since May 2010; for what purposes; and on which types of animal.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what reduction in carbon dioxide emissions his Department has made under the 10:10 initiative.

      Departmental Equality

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

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Harrow West of 24 November 2011, Official Report, column 545W, on departmental lost property, what steps...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible are paid (i) £100,000...

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the value was of his Department's purchases (a) direct from suppliers and (b) from the industrial prime vendor in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consideration his Department gives to the human rights and working conditions of employees of suppliers in its procurement processes.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what quality control checks his Department carries out to ensure that products supplied through an industrial prime vendor meet the required technical...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to support UK manufacturing through its procurement processes; and what steps his Department has taken to ensure that...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many items (1) with NATO Stock Number 5100 99 3010301 have been purchased by his Department in each year since 1998; and how many of such products...

      Depleted Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what support his Department provides to veterans who carry a health condition as a result of exposure to depleted uranium.

      Eastern Europe: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) from where UK fast jets were directed during airspace patrols in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania since 2004; (2) how many times his Department has...

      Hebrides Missile Range

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many hours each (a) week and (b) month a security guard at the Hebrides Range works; and what the equivalent hourly wage is; (2) what...

      Iran: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy to seek the approval of Parliament before allowing the use of US bases in the UK by the (a) US Administration and (b)...

      Kenya: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to fund phase two of the development of the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) in the new camp at Nanyuki to accommodate BATUK...

      Kenya: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the annual operating cost of the British Army training unit in Kenya is; how many members of the armed forces received training there in (a) 2009-10...

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much a Pertemps Employment Agency driver received from his Department per mile driven in the latest period for which figures are available; (2)...

      Medals: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Gosport of 20 February 2012, Official Report, column 599, on Arctic convoy veterans, (1) who will be (a)...

      Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate how much UK-made steel will be used in the construction of the four Military Afloat and sustainability tankers.

      Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he had sight of the letter sent to his Department by Fincantieri about the MARS project.

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding has been allocated to each (a) country and (b) programme under the (i) Defence Assistance Fund and (ii) Conflict Pool.

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which countries are supported through the (a) Defence Assistance Fund and (b) Conflict Pool.

      Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Dartford of 20 February 2012, Official Report, column 604, whether the new C-17 aircraft ordered by his...

      Navy: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether overseas bidders for the Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability project are being asked to make a commitment to using (a) UK suppliers and (b)...

      USAF Lakenheath

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether (a) the Government, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) his officials were notified of the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe treaty...

      USAF Lakenheath

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has been informed of the types of US weapons stored or deployed at USAF Lakenheath.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will reassess the legal obstacles to introducing a ban on keeping wild animals in circuses in the light of recent...

    • Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Colchester of 20 December 2011, Official Report, column 1100W, on animal...

      Animal Welfare: Pigs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the difficulties of enforcing the sow stall and tether ban; and if she will make a statement.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will publish the farm diaries of those farms which have slaughtered cattle due to bovine tuberculosis in the latest...

      Bread: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the price of bread over the last five years.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will introduce mandatory carbon reporting; and if she will make a statement.

      Cattle: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cattle have been culled as a result of contracting diseases in (a) England, (b) the north-west and (c) Cumbria in...

      Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the creation of new environmental marine and countryside parks.

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress her Department has made on the Red Tape Challenge; and which regulations have been (a) abolished and (b)...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 January 2012, Official Report, column 31WS, on cost of Ministerial cars,...

      Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to ensure that dog owners have access to coastal paths.

      Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to promote the benefits of dog ownership.

      Dogs: Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what discussions she has had with Ministers in the (a) Welsh Government and (b) Northern Ireland Executive on sharing...

      Farms: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what financial assistance is available to farmers who need to replace or upgrade silage and slurry stores as a result of EU...

      Food: Financial Markets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) with reference to the Report of the G20 Study Group on Commodities, what assessment her Department has made of the...

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment she has made of her Department's progress towards designating all the marine conservation zones sites...

      Nature Improvement Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when her Department will provide further detail on the definitions and levels of protection accorded to (a) core areas, (b)...

      Pets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information her Department holds on the number of dogs and cats sold by pet shops.

      Pets: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if her Department will discuss with the Department of Health the health benefits of pet ownership; and if she will make a...

      Pets: Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to announce her decision on the introduction of compulsory microchipping for pets.

      Reservoirs: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to publish the revised reservoir safety guidance; and if she will make a statement.

      Rural Areas: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many applications to become a pilot Rural Growth Network her Department has received from (a) local authorities and (b)...

      Schmallenberg Virus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department plans to take to limit the spread of the Schmallenberg virus; and if she will make a statement.

      Schmallenberg Virus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps her Department is taking to provide information to farmers on (a) minimising the spread of the Schmallenberg...

      Schmallenberg Virus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what information she has received from her EU counterparts on the spread of the Schmallenberg virus; and if she will...

      Schmallenberg Virus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases of Schmallenberg virus have been identified in Maidstone and The Weald constituency; and if she will make a...

      Schmallenberg Virus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what advice her Department issued to farmers on minimising risks to human health from Schmallenberg virus.

      Schmallenberg Virus: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the spread of Schmallenberg virus; how many cases have been reported in Folkestone and Hythe...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent progress has been made on the Affordable Homes programme in Leeds North West constituency.

    • Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of beds available for homeless people aged between (a) 11 and 15 and (b) 16 and 18; and...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much New Homes Bonus has been received by each local authority since its inception.

      Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department has taken to seek the views of private landlords as to whether it should make it its policy that...

      Local Government: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the number of full-time equivalent posts likely to be lost in local government in 2012-13.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make it his policy to bring into force the National Planning Policy Framework only after it has been approved by the...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he plans to take to strengthen the duty in the Localism Act 2011 on local authorities to co-operate when drawing up...

      Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department holds on the number of private landlords who have been prosecuted as the result of negligence...

      Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what meetings he and Ministers in his Department had with property developers in the (a) third quarter of 2011, (b) fourth...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Unemployment: Redditch

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many children in Redditch constituency are living in workless households in the latest period for which figures are available.

  • Treasury

    • Public Sector Borrowing Requirement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the public sector borrowing requirement.

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the economy of his planned increase in air passenger duty.

      Job Creation: Private Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what fiscal steps he is taking to encourage job creation in the private sector.

      Job Creation: Private Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what fiscal steps he is taking to encourage job creation in the private sector.

      Tax Thresholds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the potential effects on low and middle income earners of raising the income tax threshold to £10,000.

      Tax Thresholds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the relative merits of (a) increasing the income tax threshold to £10,000 and (b) a reduction in VAT.

      High-tech Industries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to develop tax incentives to promote investment in research and development in high-tech industries.

      National Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses have participated in the national insurance contributions holiday for new companies.

      Employee Share Ownership Plans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what fiscal measures he is taking to increase participation in HM Revenue and Customs-approved all-employee share plans; (2) what recent discussions...

      Monetary Policy: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the financial implications for the UK of a rejection of the EU fiscal treaty in a referendum in Ireland.

      Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many basic rate taxpayers earned more than £10,000 in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and how many such taxpayers were (i) men and (ii) women.

      Taxation: Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the collective losses banks, which the state has a stake in, have to offset against future taxation.

      Taxation: Second Homes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment his Department has made of the extent of the practice of re-designating property ownership to avoid tax liability on the sale of...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate his Department has made of the proportion of households supplied by (a) British Gas, (b) EDF Energy, (c) E.ON, (d)...

    • Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much generation capacity from non-renewable energy sources was installed in each year between 1997 and 2011.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what plans his Department has to appoint an administrator or manager of the Green Deal brokerage scheme as set out in the Green...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to publish the secondary legislation required to implement the Green Deal.

      Local Energy Assessment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many organisations have received funding from the Local Energy Assessment Fund; and how much has been received by each organisation.

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has spent on public affairs consultancy firms in the last 36 months; what the names are...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2012, Official Report , column 832-3W, on solar power, what the names are of the 13 different...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimates his Department has made of the average changes in (a) a single and (b) a duel fuel bill for customers who are moving off...

      Wind Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the oral answer to the hon. Member for Redcar of 29 February 2012, Official Report, columns 284-5, on wind turbines, when...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many planning applications for wind turbines were (a) approved and (b) rejected in Lancashire in each of the last five years.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of whether any provision in the treaty establishing the European stability mechanism might provide...

    • Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contingency measures are in place to deal with an incursion on to the Falkland Islands by non-military Argentine groups.

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government is taking to urge the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to invite the UN Special...

      Saif Al Islam Gaddafi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the likely date of the trial of Saif Al Islam Gaddafi.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the plans by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate allegations of abuses during the civil...

      Tunisia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Tunisia on the development of democracy in that country.

      Tunisia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK citizens visited Tunisia in each of the last five years.

  • International Development

    • Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will publish details of what data without a security classification was lost during 2011.

    • Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to promote reforms to the way the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is run in order to encourage...

      India: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to stop providing aid to India.

      Libya: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance he is providing to the Ministry of Education in Libya to promote transfer of best practice to that country.

      Libya: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to assist the Libyan Government in developing a regulatory framework.

      Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent estimate he has made of the global prevalence of malaria.

      Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of recent research on the prevalence of malaria.

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the (a) availability of food in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and (b) effect of food...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Business: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps the Government has taken to encourage banks to lend to small businesses since the end of the Project Merlin scheme.

    • Business: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of Project Merlin on lending to small businesses.

      Business: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he has taken to encourage small businesses to take on extra workers.

      Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the level of change in the number of payday loans taken out in England and Wales between (a) 2008...

      Debts: Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills why the Democratic Republic of Congo is still in debt to UK Export Finance despite having completed the Heavily Indebted Poor...

      Electronic Commerce: Trading Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will introduce a national strategy for enforcement by trading standards officers of consumer law for goods and services...

      Higher Education: Student Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the percentage change in number of students taking (a) computer science degrees and (b) any kind of technical study at...

      Non-governmental Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding of £100,000 or more his Department's (a) Market Frameworks, (b) Business and Skills and (c) UK Trade and...

      Overseas Trade: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assistance UK Trade and Investment is giving to British companies with fewer than 50 employees to export to Libya; (2)...

      Overseas Trade: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the monetary value was of Anglo-Sudan trade in (a) 2005, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010.

      Overseas Trade: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assistance UK Trade and Investment is providing to UK firms to export to Sudan.

      Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to implement the provisions of the Resolution of the House of 12 January 2012, on pub companies.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on what specific dates in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012 Ministers have met with either the Chief Executive or the Chairman of Royal Mail...

      Trading Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to grant civil sanction powers under Part 3 of the Regulatory, Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 to (a) the...

      UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what trade missions the UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation plans to undertake up to 31 December...

  • Justice

    • Applied Language Solutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of assignments have been (a) fulfilled, (b) delivered on time, (c) not fulfilled by Applied Language Solutions but made...

    • Applied Language Solutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department is aware of any instances where (a) interpreters are being included on lists of translators used by Applied Language Solutions...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the potential use of early neutral evaluation in employment tribunal claims.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what work has been carried out by his Department on the non-payment of employment tribunal awards since 2009.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the likely effect on access to justice for disadvantaged groups of fees for employment tribunals.

      Extradition: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many children who had been (a) abducted and (b) wrongfully retained by a parent living abroad were successfully extradited from a country (i) party...

      Fines: Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what revenue has accrued to the Exchequer from motoring fines collected in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire in each of the last five years.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to publish a public consultation on the introduction of deferred prosecution arrangements.

      Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what steps he has taken to ensure that translation services provided by Applied Language Solutions to courts are being delivered to a satisfactory...

      Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department received reports on the standard of work and suitability of...

  • Prime Minister

    • UK Border Agency

      To ask the Prime Minister what plans he has to visit the UK Border Agency.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which companies have been awarded contracts by his Department to provide welfare services; what the value is of such contracts; and what steps...

    • Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent progress his Department has made on the Red Tape Challenge; and which regulations have been (a) abolished and (b) revised as part...

      Departmental Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many senior civil servants left his Department and its public bodies in each month since May 2010; what their names are; what the rate of...

      Employment: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he has taken to implement the recommendations of the Harrington review of the work capability assessment in respect of (a) Atos...

      Hearing Impairment: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have been awarded compensation for work-related hearing loss in each of the last five years.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what comparative assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of private welfare providers and that of Jobcentre Plus.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged 18 to 24 in receipt of jobseeker's allowance whose claims started in (a) October 2010, (b) November 2010 and (c) December...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will provide a breakdown of the number of people aged 18 to 24 in receipt of jobseeker's allowance whose claims reached the 13 week point...

      Mortgages

      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 were in receipt of support for mortgage...

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of Flexible New Deal participants were diverted off the programme before completing the full 12 months; and for...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London borough of Bexley received (i) pension credit and (ii)...

      Social Security Benefits: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of households which received benefits above the level of the benefit cap in the London Borough of Lambeth...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he intends that universal credit will interact electronically with the Department's Provider Referrals and Payments system upon its...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether in the case of out-of-work claimants who subsequently move into work universal credit will operate using real-time PAYE information...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department has taken to draw the attention of claimants, their representatives and claimants' advice agencies to the audio...

      Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to publish data from his Department's work experience schemes for the unemployed by region.

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS beds are available for those receiving treatment for drug and alcohol problems.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had with representatives of the alcohol industry on including the calorie content of each product on its label.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Southampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of alcohol abuse in the city of Southampton in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Autism: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people in the prison population with autism; (2) what estimate he has made of the number of people...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to increase awareness of the availability of DPD testing; (2) what steps he is taking to test cancer patients...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the quality of annual reviews for patients with dementia; (2) what measures he is taking to ensure that people...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what reduction in carbon dioxide emissions his Department has made under the 10:10 initiative.

      Diabetes: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department funds any UK diabetes drug development; what the value is of any such funding; and what (a) companies and (b) other organisations...

      Diabetes: Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what information his Department holds on which diabetes prescription drugs have been subject to shortage in (a) pharmacies and (b) hospitals since...

      Disease Control: Livestock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice the Health Protection Agency has issued to farmers on minimising risks to human health from Schmallenberg virus.

      Emergency Calls: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) genuine and (b) malicious emergency calls were received by the Ambulance Service in Kent in each of the last three years.

      Health Professions: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what mechanisms exist to review the effectiveness of assured voluntary regulation in protecting patient safety; (2) at what stage during the...

      Hospitals: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2012, Official Report, column 805W, on hospital food, what the average cost was of providing food per patient per...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment has been made of the efficacy of hand sanitiser gel in reducing hospital-acquired infections.

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the likely effect of profit-making by private sector providers of NHS services on the extent to which planned...

      Nurses: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses in the NHS earn less than £35,000 per year; and how many earn more.

      Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received on ensuring that the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman uses external experts to assess how management...

      Physiotherapy: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the provision of multidisciplinary rehabilitation programmes including physiotherapy for people with (a) multiple sclerosis...

      Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of risks associated with dermal fillers.

      Primary Care Trusts: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when Janet Soo Chung was appointed as Chief Executive of the Lancashire Primary Care Trust cluster.

      Savernake Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration he has given to extending the stability fund for some hospitals with public finance initiative schemes to Savernake hospital; whether a...

      Vaccination: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979; and if he will make a statement.

  • Education

    • Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average class size is in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Leeds North West constituency, (ii) Yorkshire and (iii) England.

    • Education Funding Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many new members of staff he expects the Education Funding Agency to recruit.

      Grammar Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of secondary places in each local authority were in publicly-funded wholly selective schools in the latest period for which figures are...

      Languages: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils took a foreign language at GCSE level in (a) England, (b) Berkshire, (c) Reading and (d) Reading West constituency in 2011; and what...

      Local Education Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which local education authorities his Department defines as (a) wholly selective and (b) wholly comprehensive.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the minimum statutory requirements are for schools to teach personal, social, health and economic education.

      Primary Education: Lambeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 8 February 2012, Official Report, column 321W, on primary education: academies, what the names are of the three Lambeth...

      Schools: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to tackle childhood obesity by promoting healthy eating and physical activity in schools.

      Self-Control: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what priority he gives to the teaching of self-control as part of the curriculum.

      Special Educational Needs: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department has taken to support autistic children in schools by using computers.

      Young People: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department has taken to enable autistic young people to follow further education and higher education courses.

      Young People's Learning Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many members of staff were employed by the Young Person's Learning Agency in April 2011; and how many staff the Young Person's Learning Agency...

  • House of Lords

    • Abdel Hakim Belhadj

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether British intelligence officials were involved in the rendition of Abdel Hakim Belhadj to Tripoli in 2004.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the numbers of British troops fighting in Afghanistan, they are directly involved in peace talks between the Taliban, the United States...

      Armed Forces: Medals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider proposing that the Military Cross awarded to Captain John Hamilton during the 1982 Falklands conflict should be upgraded to a Victoria Cross.

      Cafcass

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to including an assessment of whether children have been seen by an officer of the Children and Family Court Advisory and...

      Coastal Pathways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 8 February (WA 65), why the lengths of coastal paths were given in kilometres rather than in miles.

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they have raised with the Government of Egypt access in that country to fair reviews and justice for those in administrative detention, held without charge or...

      Energy Act 2011

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish the statutory instrument to implement the private rented sector compulsion provisions for energy efficiency under the Energy Act 2011.

      Energy: Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to make a decision on whether or not to resume fracking tests.

      Energy: Oil

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the production figures for North Sea oil in each year from 1974.

      Energy: Oil

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many oil exploration wells have been established in the North Sea in each year since 1974.

      Energy: Smart Meters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role they foresee for local authorities in the roll-out of smart metering.

      Energy: Wind Farms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of how many gigawatts of power will be generated by wind farms in the United Kingdom in 2020.

      Finance: Guarantee Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many loans, with what total value, have been made to small and medium-sized enterprises in Wales under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme.

      Finance: Guarantee Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent the Export Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme and the continuation of the Enterprise Capital Funds programme have been applied to Wales, and have...

      Government Departments: Running Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost of running the Department for Education in each of the past three years.

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the management structure of the Department of Energy and Climate Change and each of its agencies; how many managers are at each level in each body; and...

      Iraq: Camp Liberty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 27 February (HL15532), whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the memorandum...

      Iraq: Camp Liberty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 27 February (HL15532), whether, under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the...

      Iraq: Camp Liberty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 27 February (HL15532), whether, under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the...

      Iraq: Camp Liberty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 27 February (HL15532), whether, under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the...

      Iraq: Camp Liberty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 27 February (HL15532), whether, under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the...

      Iraq: Camp Liberty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 27 February (HL15532), whether, under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they have raised with the Government of Israel access in that country to fair reviews and justice for those in administrative detention, held without charge or...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they evaluate the success of their ongoing representations to the Government of Israel with regard to securing a two-state solution; and whether talks with...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they and the quartet are making representations to the Government of Israel about recent uprootings of olive trees on land at Turmus Aya, north of Ramallah.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they and the quartet are making representations to the Government of Israel about the arrest by Israeli soldiers in January 2011 of Islam Dar Ayyoub from...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they and the quartet are making representations to the Government of Israel about recent alleged attempts by settlers to storm the al-Haram al-Sharif compound.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they and the quartet are making representations to the Government of Israel about any encroachment by the outpost of Amona, near Ofra, onto land in Zone B.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel concerning its treatment of detainees in prisons, in the light of the report by Physicians for...

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they have raised with the Government of Libya access in that country to fair reviews and justice for those in administrative detention, held without charge or...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to the business case for (1) electrification of the line between Swansea and Cardiff, and of the Cardiff Valley network, with...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Atlee on 28 February (WA 347), how many times they have found breaches in the price of regulated fares in each of the past...

      Railways: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their timetable for the delivery of new carriages for rail franchises based outside London and the south-east which are suffering from overcrowding.

      Renewable Heat Incentive

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the second stage of the Renewable Heat Incentive to be implemented.

      Renewable Heat Incentive

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have assessed the potential contribution of the second phase of the Renewable Heat Incentive to reducing fuel poverty in rural households.

      Somalia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the outcome of the recent London conference on Somalia; what were the positive results; and which of their objectives were not met.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will discuss with the Government of Turkey the arrest on 20 February of Ms Arzu Mucu and Ms Çimen Altürk, both members of the Peace and...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint on 29 November 2011 (WA 65-6), whether they will publish the analysis undertaken by UK Trade and...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint on 29 November 2011 (WA 65-6), how they ascertain and evaluate the demand from United Kingdom...

      Water Supply: Waste Water

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which were the tidal combined sewer overflows which released over 900,000 tonnes of storm sewage into the River Thames on 5 and 6 June 2011, as noted in paragraph...

      Waterways: Canals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 13 February (WA 142), why canal lengths were given in kilometres rather than in miles.

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