Written answers

Monday, 26 March 2012

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Labour Party: Expenses

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission how much Short Money has been allocated to the Labour party since May 2010 (a) in...

  • Treasury

    • Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the potential revenue to the Exchequer arising from applying capital gains tax to non-resident UK citizens.

    • Credit Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent steps he has taken to encourage the use of credit unions.

      Crime: Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much HM Revenue and Customs has recovered through criminal assets seizures in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement.

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue the Exchequer received from the EU Emissions Trading System in each year the scheme has been in operation.

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to encourage EU member states to implement the non-mandatory counter-fraud functionalities within the Excise Movement...

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will estimate the number of civil servants who benefited from the increase in the personal allowance of income tax in 2011-12; and if he will...

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of people resident in Yeovil constituency who will no longer pay income tax consequent (a) on the proposed increase in the...

      Northern Rock Asset Management

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has discussed with Northern Rock (Asset Management) plc the rate of interest it charges customers.

      Revenue and Customs: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has any plans to close HM Revenue and Customs offices in Scotland.

      Working Tax Credit: Clwyd

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many recipients of working tax credits in Clwyd South constituency work between 16 and 24 hours a week.

  • Prime Minister

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for West Bromwich West of 22 February 2012, Official Report, columns 873-4W, on regulation of the pub industry, if he will...

    • Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) what the role was of each official who reported to Mr Steve Hilton during his employment at 10 Downing street; (2) whether Mr Steve Hilton had access to papers on...

  • Scotland

    • Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on complimentary refreshments for (a) staff and (b) visitors in the latest period for which figures are available.

    • Flowers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on (a) cut flowers and (b) pot plants between May 2010 and February 2012.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with higher education institutions in Scotland on changes to immigration rules; and what steps he is taking as a result of...

      Money Advice Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) whether he has had any discussions with the Money Advice Service on the tendering process to be instituted by it in autumn 2012 for the provision...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what long-term plans are in place for emergency towing vessel cover in Scottish waters after 24 March 2012.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Flowers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent on (a) cut flowers and (b) pot plants between May 2010 and February 2012.

    • Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether his Department has a role in intellectual property policy development.

      Overseas Students: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with higher education institutions in Northern Ireland on changes to immigration rules; and what steps he is taking...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent on taxis for (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants between August 2011 and January 2012.

  • Wales

    • Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department spent on complimentary refreshments for (a) staff and (b) visitors in the latest period for which figures are available.

    • First Time Buyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions she has had on the potential operation of an equivalent NewBuy scheme in Wales; and if she will make a statement.

      Flowers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department spent on (a) cut flowers and (b) pot plants between May 2010 and February 2012.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions she has had with higher education institutions in Wales on changes to immigration rules; and what steps she is taking as a result of these...

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether her Department has a role in intellectual property policy development.

      National Assembly for Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much funding her Department allocated to the National Assembly for Wales in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department spent on taxis for (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants between August 2011 and January 2012.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of when the UK will be fully compliant with EU requirements on air quality; and what steps she...

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which areas in the UK were (a) compliant and (b) not compliant with nitrogen dioxide pollution limits in the latest period...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of fines likely to be levied by the EU on the UK for failure to comply with air quality...

      Air Pollution: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect on the efficacy of air quality monitoring of the use of adhesive spray to reduce...

      Air Pollution: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the Localism Act 2011, what steps she is taking to make local authorities aware of their potential...

      Air Pollution: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the effect of air pollution on public health in the...

      Airports: Thames Estuary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential effects of a new airport in the Thames Estuary on the local...

      Animal Welfare: Pigs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to end the tail docking of piglets.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what reduction in carbon dioxide emissions her Department has made under the 10:10 initiative.

      Energy: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate her Department has made of projected annual electricity savings in the domestic sector in gigawatt hours in (a)...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to ensure that (a) home owners and (b) insurers are able to access flood maps indicating the impact of...

      Floods: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to improve flood protection for more homes.

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to publish the report on the extent of use and humaneness of snares in England and Wales.

      Information Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many appeals her Department has made to an information tribunal contesting a decision notice of the Information...

      Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what property has been lost or stolen from her Department in the last 12 months; and what the estimated cost was of...

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what media monitoring services her Department has purchased in each of the last five years.

      McKinsey and Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department paid to McKinsey and Company in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if she will make a statement.

      Nature Conservation: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of prosecutions for offences involving harm or disturbance to marine wildlife which...

      Phosphates: Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether any UK companies or ships are involved in exporting phosphates from occupied Western Sahara.

      Reservoirs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what reservoir capacity has been created since privatisation.

      Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps she is taking to support rural communities and the rural economy; (2) what new measures she is taking to...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reason the rules that prohibit anaerobic digestion activities within 250 metres of buildings used by public and...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the use of private finance initiative contracts to fund future construction of waste incinerators and...

      Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 17 May 2011, Official Report, column 114W, on departmental work experience, how many people (a)...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he plans to put further restrictions on the advertisement of alcohol.

    • Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has to increase the number of working class families engaging with the arts.

      Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the value of the creative sector is to the economy; how many people are employed in the industry; what proportion of the...

      Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to support the creative industries and their domestic supply chain.

      Arts: Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what progress his Department has made on promoting philanthropy in the arts.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent assessment he has made of progress towards targets for greater broadband infrastructure and bandwidth by 2015; and...

      Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on complimentary refreshments for (a) staff and (b) visitors in the latest period for which...

      Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assistance his Department is offering to local authorities on impact assessments of their festivals and cultural event...

      Flowers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on (a) cut flowers and (b) pot plants between May 2010 and February 2012.

      Folk Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what assessment he has made of the financial contribution made by folk music to the UK economy; (2) what financial...

      Heritage Lottery Fund: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much the Heritage Lottery Fund has spent on public affairs consultancy firms in the last three years; on which firms; and...

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department has a role in intellectual property policy development.

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if his Department will provide financial assistance for the cost of femtocells to individuals in those areas identified in...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to support cross-regional tourist strategies.

      Video Games: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) if he will consider applying the video game age classification system to mobile applications and online games; (2) what...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Aerials: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning applications for telecommunications masts in (a) the London Borough of Bexley, (b) London and (c) England were...

    • Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how his Department plans to evaluate the success of (a) the Big Lunch and (b) community music days in facilitating integration.

      Employment Schemes: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which policies in his Department's (a) Equality Strategy and (b) Social Mobility Strategy he expects to help reduce Black...

      Fire Services: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding his Department allocates to the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority for the provision of flood rescue in...

      Floods: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the effect on flood rescue in South Yorkshire of changes in funding for the fire and...

      Growing Places Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government over what timescale the additional funding for the Growing Places Fund announced in his Budget Statement of 21 March 2012 will...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the number of homes for which planning permission has been obtained but which have not yet...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much under the New Homes Bonus has been received by (a) Richmond-upon-Thames and (b) Kingston-upon-Thames borough since its...

      Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consideration he has given to extending the timetable for rent convergence between local authority housing and registered...

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has a role in intellectual property policy development.

      Planning Permission: Bournemouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many retrospective planning applications were received in each of the last five years in Bournemouth; and of these, how many...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the increase of the maximum discount cap for tenants with the right to buy or preserved right to buy, what...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many full-time equivalent staff were employed to tackle benefit fraud in each English local authority in (a) 2009-10 and (b)...

      Travellers: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2011, Official Report, column 1131W, on Travellers: finance, if he will list each Traveller...

      Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on including as a Portas Pilot an application from one local authority for a single pilot covering multiple...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2012, Official Report, column 159W, on climate change, if he will publish copies of the latest...

    • Electricity Generation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the evidential basis is for the UK's comments on the EU 2050 Energy Roadmap that for the UK to meet its 2050 targets...

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent comparison he has made of the cost of electricity to intensive-energy industries in the UK and (a) France and (b) Germany;...

      Energy Supply: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether civilian or military protection is provided for (a) conventional power stations, (b) nuclear power stations, (c) offshore oil...

      Energy: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consideration he has given to the letter dated 23 February 2012 from the coalition of eight European energy companies on binding...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of food procured by his Department (a) meets the Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering and (b) is from...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to publish his Department's response to the Green Deal and energy company obligation consultations.

      McKinsey and Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department paid to McKinsey and Company in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects on the feed-in tariff scheme of introducing (a) an under-deployment...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his estimate is of the annual income from the feed-in tariff required for a household with solar PV installed prior to 12 December...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his estimate is of the average cost of a 4 kilowatt solar installation in England excluding the purchase cost of the solar panels.

  • Transport

    • Air Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the effects of levels of pollution and fuel use of stacking at UK airports; what steps she plans to take to reduce...

    • Aviation: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations she has received on the Helioslough applications for development of the former Radlett aerodrome site; what representations...

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will negotiate an opt-out for the UK from the European Aviation Safety Agency proposals to change the flight time limitations for flight crew.

      Driving Offences: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what policies she is pursuing to reduce the incidence of uninsured vehicles on the road in (a) Cambridgeshire and (b) England and Wales; and if she...

      Driving Under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 8 December 2011, Official Report, columns 56-8WS, on court notification of drink-drive offences, what...

      Dvla

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions she has had on plans to move DVLA data services offshore.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will ask High Speed 2 to publish the study of the adequacy of the capacity of the single track scheme referred to in her Department's White Paper.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to her Department's publication, Economic Case for HS2, January 2012, what the projected change is in the (a) capacity and (b) frequency...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reason high speed rail services from London to Liverpool will take 40 minutes longer than the London to Manchester journey.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the Carbon Plan, when her Department will publish the review of its strategy to support transition from early ultra-low emission...

      Office of Rail Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department has carried out a regulatory impact assessment on the proposal in its command paper entitled Reforming the railways: putting the...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions she has had on the introduction of regional pay in her Department.

      Railway Stations: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action she is taking to ensure that railway stations have adequate car parking capacity to encourage more long distance commuters.

      Railways: Northumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) consideration she has given to and (b) plans she has drawn up for a Northumbia rail franchise.

      Traffic Penalty Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the process is for the appointment of the Chief Adjudicator at the Traffic Penalty Tribunal; (2) whether her Department provides training...

      Transport: Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of students (a) cycle, (b) walk, (c) take public transport and (d) are driven in a private car to (i) further education and (ii) sixth...

  • Justice

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been convicted of each type of crime related to alcohol duty fraud in each of the last five years.

    • Debt Collection: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department is taking steps to address the concerns raised by the Financial Ombudsman Service on the risk to consumers of a double...

      Fraud: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the highest number was of previous convictions for social security benefit fraud for an individual convicted of an offence of social security...

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what media monitoring services his Department has purchased in each of the last five years.

  • Defence

    • Criminal Investigations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the recent transfer of criminal investigations from his Department's...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role UK troops will play in Afghanistan after 2014; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress he has made on plans for the withdrawal of UK armed forces from Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role UK troops will play in Afghanistan after 2014; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) on how many occasions there have been mechanical failures with (a) C17 aircraft and (b) transport aircraft en-route to Afghanistan since May 2010;...

      Conflict Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to support conflict prevention; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Service Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to support the children of service personnel.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the study on alternatives to Trident to be completed.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts on defence policy on Syria.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department has taken to ensure extremist political groups have not accessed and influenced the armed forces and cadet forces.

      Armed Forces: Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for additional funding for forces' accommodation (a) nationally and (b) in Northumberland.

      Defence Equipment and Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he intends to publish Bernard Gray's proposals for reforms to Defence Equipment and Support.

      HMS Vengeance: HMS Vanguard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether the contract to refit and refuel HMS Vengeance has been signed by the contractor; (2) how many days in advance of Vanguard submarines...

      Major Projects Review Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much the Major Projects Review Board has saved since it was established.

      Ministry of Defence Police Criminal Investigation Department: Public Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the Ministry of Defence Police Criminal Investigation Department; and how much money was...

      Royal Navy: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of each rank in the Royal Navy have (a) been made redundant compulsorily and (b) taken voluntary redundancy in the last period for which...

  • Home Department

    • Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on complimentary refreshments for (a) staff and (b) visitors in the latest period for which figures are available.

    • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost is of the contract between the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre and BAE System Detica.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 19 March 2012, Official Report, column 569W, on cybercrime, what definition her Department uses of cybercrime; and...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times e-passport gates have broken down in the last 12 months.

      Missing Persons: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been reported as missing in the West Midlands since May 2010; and what proportion have not yet been found.

      Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment she has made of the effect upon not-for-profit organisations providing immigration services, if the Office of the...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to consult on the removal of gender markers from passports.

      Passports: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to Article 3 of EU Council Common Position 2005/69/JHA, with how many EU member states the UK exchanges present and future...

      Private Investigators

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many private investigators have been hired by her Department in each of the last five years.

      Proceeds of Crime: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the UK has fully enacted the provisions of EU Council Decision 2005/222/JHA; and what assessment her Department has made of its...

      UK Border Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the likely cost to the public purse will be of her plan to split the UK Border Agency and the UK Border Force.

      UK Border Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department where the head office of the UK Border Force will be.

      UK Border Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what operational responsibilities she plans that the National Border Command under the National Crime Agency will have.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Apprentices: Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether, if a suitable business case could be demonstrated, Remploy factory sites would be allowed to recruit apprentices.

    • Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assistance is available to people who are granted refugee status, with particular reference to housing; and if he will make a statement.

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households with persons under the age of 65 years in receipt of council tax benefit in each local authority area contain (a) at least...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what procedures the provider assurance team follows during its reviews of contracted providers on the mandatory work activity scheme.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reason Work programme contracts include clauses on maintaining commercial confidentiality and programme reputation which prevent...

      Flowers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on (a) cut flowers and (b) pot plants between May 2010 and February 2012.

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of food procured by his Department (a) meets the Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering and (b) is from British sources.

      Housing Benefit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the number of properties which will be outwith the maximum limit for housing benefit that are (a) a single...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for how long the Aberdeen Chapel Jobcentre Plus has only been open to new claims.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish a list of the size of live jobseeker's allowance registers at each individual Jobcentre Plus; and what the number of...

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what media monitoring services his Department has purchased in each of the last five years.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent progress he has made on the implementation of pensions auto-enrolment.

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish (1) the financial information for the last five years of Remploy factory sites in Wales that are set to close; (2) the...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost to his Department of raising the earnings disregard (1) in housing benefit by (a) £8, (b) £12.50, (c)...

      Students: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what benefits a higher education student intercalating as a result of illness is eligible to receive until they return to their course of study.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential effect on poverty levels of the introduction of universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the reasons are for the time taken in making the decisions involved in the site selection aspect of the integrated assurance and approvals...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 15 March 2012, Official Report, column 351W, on universal credit, if he will set a date for an announcement on the...

  • International Development

    • Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on complimentary refreshments for (a) staff and (b) visitors in the latest period for which figures are...

    • Central Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to provide assistance for the development of water projects in (a) the Democratic Republic of Congo and (b) Uganda.

      Developing Countries: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress his Department has made in increasing the number of (a) tuberculosis (TB) patients tested for HIV and (b) HIV patients...

      Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of progress towards international tuberculosis control targets as set out in the Global Plan to Stop TB...

      Flowers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on (a) cut flowers and (b) pot plants between May 2010 and February 2012.

      Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the contribution of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to meeting...

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has a role in intellectual property policy development.

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what media monitoring services his Department has purchased in each of the last five years.

      McKinsey and Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department paid to McKinsey and Company in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

      Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment his Department has made of governance in Rwanda.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Syria.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on taxis for (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants between August 2011 and January 2012.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on whether ammunition manufactured by Gamebore Cartridge Company and used against protestors in...

    • Bosnia and Herzegovina

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what analysis his Department has made of the progress of Bosnia and Herzegovina towards full implementation of, and compliance...

      Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on complimentary refreshments for (a) staff and (b) visitors in the latest period for which...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of prospects for the forthcoming elections in Egypt.

      EU Law: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the likely benefits derived from the EU exchanging classified information with Bosnia and...

      EU Law: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the likely benefits derived from the EU exchanging classified information with Norway under the...

      EU Law: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the likely benefits derived from the EU exchanging classified information with the Former...

      Flowers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on (a) cut flowers and (b) pot plants between May 2010 and February 2012.

      Lebanon: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support he is giving to Christian communities in Lebanon and Syria.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on taxis for (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants between August 2011 and January 2012.

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise with his Moroccan counterpart the attack of 24 February 2012 by Moroccan police on Saharawi attending a...

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the suggestion from the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara that the...

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many stomach pumps were used in accident and emergency departments to treat patients in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012 to date; and how many such...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were admitted to hospital as a consequence of intoxication through alcohol in each of the last 12 months; how many people were treated for...

      Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to consider improvements to neonatal services and care in the context of the quality, innovation, productivity and...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to encourage innovation in personalised cancer treatments.

      Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on complimentary refreshments for (a) staff and (b) visitors in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on caring for premature infants in the first six months of life in each of the last five years.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether any of his special advisers have held meetings with representatives from Mandate Communications since 2010.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress was reported at the 15 March meeting convened by his Department of stakeholders on addiction to medicines against actions from the September...

      Flowers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on (a) cut flowers and (b) pot plants between May 2010 and February 2012.

      General Practitioners: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding per head of population he plans to allocate to the Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group.

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the usefulness of (a) predictive and (b) predisposition genetic tests.

      Gifts and Endowments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what gifts were received by members of staff in his Department in the course of their duties since 2010.

      Headaches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will take steps to improve access to tests to support the earlier diagnosis of short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with...

      Herbal Medicine: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the interpretation by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent guidance he has issued to hospitals on car parking charges.

      Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the World Health Organisation's publication on The evolving threat of Antimicrobial Resistance.

      Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were employed in interim posts by (a) his Department and (b) a non-ministerial department or arm's length body controlled by the...

      Medical Equipment: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure that safety concerns over (a) pharmaceutical products and (b) medical devices are shared between EU member...

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he plans to announce tuition fee funding and NHS bursary arrangements for students beginning medical degrees in the 2013-14 academic year; (2)...

      Neurology: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made by the NHS East Midlands Specialised Commissioning Group in developing neuromuscular services in the region; and if he will...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were added to the organ donor register in Chatham and Aylesford constituency in each of the last five years.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were added to the organ donor register in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency in each of the last five years.

      Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of NHS patients in England who are housebound.

      Perinatal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of stillbirths.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether manufacturers have a responsibility to notify his Department of potential drug shortages; and what steps his Department takes to inform...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on taxis for (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants between August 2011 and January 2012.

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) he or (b) Ministers in his Department have met representatives of the Hands off our Packs campaign; and when any such meetings took place.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had with clinical commissioning groups on collaborative commissioning for tuberculosis services; and what the outcomes...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason his Department does not classify tuberculosis risk as a priority for emergency or temporary accommodation.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure tuberculosis services are delivered in a co-ordinated way under his proposals for NHS reform.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to promote GP awareness of tuberculosis incidence and the importance of early detection; (2) what steps his Department is...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Aerospace Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the UK centre for aerodynamics announced in the Budget Statement will be a Catapult Centre; whether it will receive...

    • Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what definition his Department uses for small and medium-sized enterprise; and what assessment he has made of the usefulness of...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has made available to businesses through each of the business support schemes operated by his Department...

      Export Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UK exporters have received assistance through the Export Enterprise Finance Guarantee since it was established.

      Foreign Companies: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assistance his Department gives to UK companies seeking to recover monies owed by companies based abroad.

      Northwest Regional Development Agency: Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will place in the Library a list of the Government procurement card transactions, including each (a) transaction date, (b)...

      Overseas Students: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with Ministers in the devolved Administrations on higher education matters and tier 4 visas.

      Overseas Trade: West Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what UKTI trade delegations have travelled to (a) Nigeria and (b) West Africa since May 2010; and how many firms took part from...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the financial statement of 21 March 2012, where and when funding for new university research facilities will be...

      Square Kilometre Array Telescope

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on implementation of the recommendations of the Square Kilometre Array Site Advisory Committee; and if he will...

      Square Kilometre Array Telescope

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will publish the location recommended by the independent Square Kilometre Array Site Advisory Committee; and if he will...

      Square Kilometre Array Telescope

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) whether the independent Square Kilometre Site Advisory Committee has completed its evaluation of the cost and...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will encourage universities to adopt a transparent approach to publicising all costs associated with courses in...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps the Government is taking to retain bursaries and ensure they remain available to students.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the number of undergraduate students eligible for loans under the Student Loan Scheme at...

      Sunday Trading: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make an assessment before the end of 2012 of whether any permanent change to Sunday trading hours should be made...

      Yorkshire Forward: Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will place in the Library a list of the transactions of the Yorkshire Forward Development Agency in (a) 2009-10 and (b)...

  • Education

    • Academies: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress has been made on academy status for Top Valley school, Nottingham.

    • Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many visits in an official capacity he has made to each region since May 2010.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which English local authorities provided free school meals to all their pupils in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in the most recent period for...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department has provided to free school applicants to pay consultants.

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what value for money criteria he uses to assess bids for increased revenue and capital expenditure on new entrants and converter institutions for the...

      Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) bullying and (b) sexual harassment complaints have been made against (i) director-level employees or above and (ii) special advisers in...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effects on his policies of the 2012 university applications figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions...

      Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what property has been lost or stolen from his Department in the last 12 months; and what the estimated cost was of replacement of such property.

      Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people were employed in interim posts by (a) his Department and (b) a non-ministerial department or arm's length body controlled by the...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will rank English local authorities by the percentage change in real terms of expenditure per pupil for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will rank English local authorities by the estimated percentage change in real terms expenditure per pupil for (a) primary and (b) secondary...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has made an assessment of the quality of the teaching of environmental sustainability in schools.

      Teaching Aids: Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to encourage teaching through educational video games.

      Youth Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will assess the merits of bringing forward proposals to encourage local authorities to maintain the provision of youth centres when implementing...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Eggs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 16 January (WA 111-2), what is the nature of the loophole in the egg marketing regulations that...

    • Agriculture: Eggs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 16 January (WA 111-2), why the breach by other European Union member countries of the European Union...

      Agriculture: Schmallenberg Virus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to inform sheep and cattle farmers about the Schmallenberg virus and about whether it may have any effect on pregnant women during the...

      Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the reason for the delay in publishing the daily particulate emission PM10 values in London for 2011; what were these values for Neasden Lane in London;...

      Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve air quality in London and comply with European Union requirements before the 2012 Olympic Games.

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how airborne early warning will be provided to the fleet following the retirement of Sea King 7s in the early 2020s, and throughout the 50-plus years of the new...

      Armed Forces: Medals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 10 November 2011 (WA 75), whether the Department for Transport or Ministry of Defence have written...

      Armed Forces: Parachute Jumps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) members of the Parachute Regiment, and (2) Royal Marines, are qualified to undertake parachute jumps; and how many of each are currently undergoing...

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the Bank of England to commission or publish a report on its performance ahead of and during the banking crisis.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to review the operation of securities lending and any risks that it represents to systemic financial stability; and whether they will ask the...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of securities lending by insurers, and of whether this poses any risks to financial stability.

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 8 March (WA 434-5), what was the cost last year of paying child benefit and child tax credit to non-United...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 8 March (WA 434-5), whether those claiming child benefit and child tax credit for children living in the Republic...

      Discretionary Social Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that the allocation of future local funding for the replacement for the discretionary social fund takes account of changing patterns of...

      Discretionary Social Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated funding that will be provided to local authorities to set up replacements for the discretionary social fund; and, if this information is not...

      Discretionary Social Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the total administrative costs that will be incurred by local authorities in running replacements for the discretionary social fund; and,...

      Discretionary Social Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the administration costs incurred by local authorities for operating replacements for the discretionary social fund will be funded on an ongoing basis.

      Discretionary Social Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to monitor local authority spending on setting up and running a replacement for the discretionary social fund so as to ensure best value.

      Energy: Fuel Duty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to exempt air ambulance services from duty on fuel.

      Energy: Red and White Diesel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 7 March (WA 421-2), in the light of the lack of suppliers of white diesel for marine use in the United Kingdom,...

      Energy: Red Diesel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 7 March (WA 421-2), which organisations representing pleasure craft users they consulted, either in the United...

      EU: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have discussed with the European Commission whether the establishment of a National Investment Bank or similar government-owned entity would...

      EU: Membership Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 14 February (WA 150), whether pensioner healthcare and similar or related social security costs for United...

      Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of the goods exported by the United Kingdom to the Republic of Ireland in each year from 1992 until the past year for which records are available.

      Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to which 10 countries the United Kingdom exported the most goods by value in each year from 1992 until the last year for which figures are available; and what was...

      Extradition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 8 March (WA 439) regarding the extradition of Mr Tappin to the United States, whether, as reported, he is being...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) firearms, and (2) shotgun, certificates were renewed after the expiry date of the existing certificate in each of the last 24 months in each police...

      Goldman Sachs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what payments from public funds have been made to Goldman Sachs in each of the past five years for which figures are available; for what services; and by which...

      Goldman Sachs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Goldman Sachs employees were seconded to each government department or other publicly funded body at the latest date for which information is available;...

      Goldman Sachs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was paid from public funds to Goldman Sachs in connection with the nationalisation of Northern Rock.

      Goldman Sachs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Debt Management Office will review the authorisation of Goldman Sachs as a gilt-edged market maker, with privileged access to auctions of United...

      Government Departments: Energy Bills

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Marland on 20 March (WA 156), what is the practice in respect of use of lights in the Department of Energy and Climate...

      Government Departments: Special Advisers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many special advisers they employed in (1) July 2010, (2) January 2011, (3) July 2011, and (4) January 2012.

      Health: In-vitro Diagnostic Tests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the use of in-vitro diagnostic tests in the National Health Service has led to any serious issues or problems; and, if so, to which regulatory authority...

      Health: Sexual Dysfunction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the arrangements will be following the proposed health service reforms for the commissioning of health services for patients with sexual dysfunction.

      House of Lords: Committees

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what is the estimated annual cost of providing support for (1) the domestic committees of the House of Lords, and (2) the other Select Committees of the House of...

      Houses of Parliament: Commemorative Plaques

      To ask the Chairman of Committees whether a brass commemorative plaque can be placed in Westminster Hall in recognition of the lying in state of the 48 passengers and crew of the R101 on 10...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the United Kingdom allows foreign nationals denied entry to the Republic of Ireland, who have opted voluntarily to leave that country rather than be...

      Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of the goods imported from the Republic of Ireland to the United Kingdom in each year from 1992 until the last year for which records are available.

      Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government from which 10 countries the United Kingdom imported the most goods by value in each year from 1992 until the last year for which records are available; and what...

      Internet: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their plans to extend fast mobile broadband coverage to 98% of the United Kingdom contain any special incentives to reach communities in the highlands and...

      Iraq: Camp Ashraf

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have current information regarding the medical treatment available to residents of Camp Ashraf; whether they monitor that treatment through the United...

      Justice: Interpreting and Translation Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the interpreters registered with Applied Language Solutions to provide services under the framework agreement for the criminal justice system are...

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether legal aid is available to the crews of ships detained in British ports who wish to sue their employers for unpaid wages and for the costs of repatriation;...

      NHS: Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many clinical commissioning groups have identified (1) their board chairs, and (2) their accountable officers; and what proportion of each of those are general...

      NHS: GP Referrals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, when general practitioners refer patients to hospital, their referrals have to go through a referral management centre; and, if so, whether the final...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their approach to the development of nuclear weapons in (1) Israel, and (2) Iran.

      Older People: Loneliness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Campaign to End Loneliness; and what action they are taking to support the aims of the campaign.

      Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 25 October 2011 (WA 141-2), what further discussions the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has had with...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in 2010-11 in each of the private and public sectors, (1) how much income tax relief was given to staff contributing to company or personal pension schemes, (2)...

      Police: South Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the South Wales Police Authority or any officers of the South Wales Police have in any cases requested an additional fee of £10 for the renewal of...

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask the Leader of the House, further to the Written Answers by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 6 March (WA 400 and WA 416) regarding metrication of distances, whether he will ensure that, in...

      Railways: Stations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timetable for determining grants for applications made under the Access for All scheme for railway stations.

      Remploy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they are removing the subsidy of Remploy.

      Roads: A1

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, regarding the part of the A1 which runs from Alconbury to north of Peterborough, (1) which private company designed, built, financed and maintains that stretch of...

      Schools: Absences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in each year from 2005 to 2011, what was (1) the total number of primary school days lost due to absences in England and Wales, and (2) the average number of days...

      Schools: Free Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to legislate to ensure that planning permission for new free schools is withheld unless they are accessible to disabled young people and...

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many complaints about non-payment of wages to ships' crews visiting or remaining in the United Kingdom they have received in each of the past three years.

      Smithwick Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made or will make any representation to the Government of Ireland about the objection of Ireland's Attorney General to the submission of evidence...

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what they estimate to be the loss of revenue, including from VAT, excise duty and taxes paid by tobacco manufacturers, distributors and retailers, arising from a...

      Social Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord De Mauley on 25 January (Official Report, col. 1073), when they will publish on the Department for Work and Pensions website the...

      Social Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the commitment to distribute the funds transferred from the Social Fund to local authorities through a specific revenue grant will extend beyond the year...

      Social Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as requested by Baroness Hollis of Heigham on 11 January (Official Report, col. 215), they will circulate to the Members of the House taking part in that...

      Social Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to place in the Library of the House the outcome of the review of local authorities' use of the funds transferred from the Social Fund, due to...

      South Korea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total annual value of imports into the United Kingdom from South Korea; and what is the total annual value of the United Kingdom's exports to South Korea.

      Vehicles: Automatic Number Plate Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 8 March (WA 447), whether automatic number plate recognition cameras may be used by local authorities, police and...

      Vehicles: Lorries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 8 June 2010 (WA 33), how the new measures on lorry mirrors to improve the visibility of cyclists and pedestrians...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether visa applications for non-European Economic Area intra-company staff transfers to the United Kingdom permit allowances to be counted towards the national...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the immigration rule reintroducing visas for spouses under the age of 21 following the Supreme Court ruling in the case of Quila and Bibi v Secretary of State...

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