Written answers

Monday, 23 April 2012

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality Act 2010

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what discussions she has had with representatives of Christian organisations on the Equality Act 2010.

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what discussions the Government Equalities Office has had with the Scottish Government and Welsh Government on the proposed closure of the Equality...

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how much her Department spent on fees for legal work in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if she will make a statement.

      LGB&T: Violence and Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps she is taking to tackle violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

      Marriage

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if she will hold a public consultation on Government proposals to change the definition of marriage.

      Marriage

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what recent representations she has received on equality in marriage; and if she will make a statement.

      Pay: Gender

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps the Government Equalities Office is taking to reduce the pay gap between men and women.

      Retirement

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many staff of her Department retired in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; how many of such staff were taking early retirement in each such year; and if...

      Vacancies

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many job vacancies there were for (a) staff posts and (b) senior Civil Service posts in her Department on 31 March (i) 2010, (ii) 2011 and (iii)...

      Young People: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps she is taking to prevent teenage girls becoming victims of sexual violence.

  • Prime Minister

    • 10 Downing Street : Manpower

      To ask the Prime Minister what the name and job title is of each person with a desk at 10 Downing street who is not a Minister, special adviser, civil servant or police or security staff.

    • Afghanistan: Military Operations

      To ask the Prime Minister whether the deadline set for the UK to cease its combat role in Afghanistan will be met regardless of the military and political situation in that country.

      Official Hospitality

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will provide a list of all events held at (a) Chequers and (b) 10 Downing street for which the Government has been reimbursed by (i) the Prime Minister and (ii)...

      Peter Cruddas

      To ask the Prime Minister whether (a) he, (b) his special advisers and (c) officials in 10 Downing street have had any meetings with Peter Cruddas since May 2010.

      Sarah Southern

      To ask the Prime Minister whether (a) he, (b) his special advisers and (c) officials in 10 Downing street have had any meetings with Sarah Southern since May 2010.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Addison Lee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what meetings (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials in his Department have had with John Griffin of Addison...

    • Animation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to support the cartoon animation industry in the UK.

      Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to ensure public access to works of art placed in the conditional exemption scheme.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 26 April 2011, Official Report, column 34W, on broadband: enterprise zones, by what mechanisms...

      Culture

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

      Digital Economy Act 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 31 October 2011, Official Report, column 480W, on Digital Economy Act 2010, whether he has laid...

      Film Policy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport on what date he expects to publish the Government's response to Lord Smith's film policy review.

      Johnston Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what representations he has received from senior management at Johnston Press following their announcement to restructure...

      Listed Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many meetings he has held with church representatives to discuss the effect of the abolition of zero-rated VAT on approved...

      Lords Lieutenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will hold discussions with the Royal Household on steps to increase the diversity of candidates selected as Lords...

      Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2011, Official Report, column 235W, on departmental manpower, how many staff in (a) his...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to ensure that people who secured tickets for the London 2012 Olympics and have since moved home will...

      One North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the abolition of the One North East regional development fund on North...

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department collects the IP addresses of online respondents to its consultations.

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how the £280 million of capital funding set aside for spectrum clearance is to be spent.

      Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department has taken steps to help its funded bodies implement redundancies arising from reductions in their grant.

      Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many (a) civil servants and (b) senior civil servants have retired from his Department since May 2010; and if he will make...

  • Attorney-General

    • Addison Lee

      To ask the Attorney-General what meetings (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials in the Law Officers’ Departments have had with John Griffin of Addison Lee since 12 May 2010.

    • Crown Prosecution Service: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Attorney-General what assessment he has made of the effect on the operation of the Crown Prosecution Service of the proposed reorganisation in Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Official Secrets

      To ask the Attorney-General whether any person employed by (a) the Law Officers’ Departments, (b) the agencies for which the Law Officers’ Departments are responsible and (c) any...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions were dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service in each region of the UK in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

      Retirement

      To ask the Attorney-General how many (a) civil servants and (b) senior civil servants have retired from the Law Officers’ Departments since May 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Retirement

      To ask the Attorney-General how many staff of the Law Officers' Departments retired in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; how many such staff were taking early retirement in each such year; and if he...

      Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995

      To ask the Attorney-General what the policy of the Crown Prosecution Service is on the use of evidence obtained by undercover filming in making a decision whether to bring a prosecution for...

      Witnesses

      To ask the Attorney-General what plans the Crown Prosecution Service has for the future (a) funding and (b) number of witness care units.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent on fees for legal work in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

    • Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which of his Department's consultations have been externally verified since 2007; for what reason and by whom such verification was carried out;...

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether his Department collects the IP addresses of respondents to its consultations.

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether his Department accepts anonymous contributions to its consultations.

      Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) civil servants and (b) senior civil servants have retired from his Department since May 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff of his Department retired in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; how many of such staff were taking early retirement in each such year;...

      Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many job vacancies there were for (a) staff posts and (b) senior civil service posts in his Department on 31 March (i) 2010, (ii) 2011 and...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what estimate the Church Commissioners have made of the cost to the Church of England of the recently announced changes...

    • Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, how much funding has been allocated to the listed places of worship grant scheme in each year from 2008-09 to 2011-12;...

  • Transport

    • Airports: Thames Estuary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 15 March 2012, Official Report, column 393W, on the Thames Estuary airport, which organisation officials in her Department...

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department received an official response to its consultation on a sustainable framework for UK aviation from the Labour party.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the level of imports of palm oil for bio-fuels in each of the last five years.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many low carbon buses have been operating in (a) the South West, (b) the South East, (c) London, (d) the West Midlands, (e) the East Midlands, (f)...

      Bus Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment she has made of the level of bus transport in rural areas; and if she will make a statement.

      Civil Servants: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many investigations into breaches by civil servants of the Civil Service Code of Conduct occurred in her Department in each month from May 2010 to...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on efficiency and reform in Government corporate functions through shared service...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to her proposed closure of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) offices, what estimate she has made of the number of DVLA staff...

      Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the merits of Government incentives to encourage innovation in the field of carbon abatement technology.

      Flowers

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

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to paragraph 2.8 of the Economic Case for High Speed Two next steps and future updates published in April 2012, what assessment she has...

      Highways Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which companies provide contract services to the Highways Agency; for which types of work; and when each contract is due for review.

      Highways Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff worked for the Highways Agency in each of the last three financial years.

      Highways Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff worked for the Highways Agency in the Yorkshire and Humber region in each of the last three financial years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for South Northamptonshire of (a) 22 February and (b) 26 March 2012.

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) when her Department expects to respond to its consultation on a proposed European Commission Regulation on the type approval and market...

      Oil: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations her Department has received on extraction of oil from tar sands; and what progress has been made on the inclusion of a default...

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether it remains government policy that ports in England and Wales should operate on commercial lines and without public subsidy.

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department accepts anonymous contributions to its consultations.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which rail franchises had fully implemented driver only operated trains before May 2010.

      Railways: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what profits or losses were made by the Greater Anglia franchise in each year since 2004-05.

      Railways: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what proportion of their profits the Greater Anglia franchise holder has spent on improvements to infrastructure operated by them in each year...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much her Department has spent on electrification of railways in each (a) nation and (b) region in each of the last 10 years.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the likely date for the electrification of the rail line through Oxford; and if she will make a statement.

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many track miles of the Northern Hub rail project her Department has committed to complete since May 2010.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many times the (a) Holyhead and Liverpool, (b) Humber and Yarmouth and (c) Thames and Dover coastguard stations have paired with one another during...

      Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) civil servants and (b) senior civil servants have retired from her Department since May 2010; and if she will make a statement.

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 17 January 2012, Official Report, column 642W, on road traffic offences, what progress the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of...

      Roads: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many miles of additional (a) A and (b) B roads her Department has committed to funding or assisting the funding of since May 2010; (2) how...

      Safety Belts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will publish the seatbelt wearing rates in the front and rear seats for each age group for the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department's review of circular 1/06, setting local speed limits, will consider the effect of widespread 20 mph limits on cyclist safety...

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what progress has been made on resolving whether anchor-handling vessels fall within the scope of the tug paragraph in the EU state guidelines...

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will assess the effectiveness of the strategic and commercial management test in determining eligibility for the tonnage tax.

      Traffic Regulation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she has made an assessment of the effect on households without internet connectivity of her proposed abolition of the statutory duty to place...

  • Treasury

    • Balance of Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to decrease the trade deficit.

    • Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made an estimate of the level of penalty charges associated with over-limit fees and failed direct debits levied by banks on UK banking...

      Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people who (a) have no bank account, (b) have no mainstream financial products and (c) are underbanked with only...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the proportion of parents who will fail not inform HM Revenue and Customs that they earn above the amount at which they are...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in Wrexham constituency were in receipt of child benefit in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many individuals resident in Bury North constituency were in receipt of child benefit on the most recent date for which figures are available.

      Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has any plans to limit the maximum interest rates that can be charged by consumer credit entities.

      Crown Estate

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 27 February 2012, Official Report, column 59W, on the Crown Estate Commissioners: manufacturing industries, how much rental income...

      Diesel: Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate HM Revenue and Customs has made of the proportion of diesel sold in (a) the UK and (b) Northern Ireland that is illicit.

      Driving

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps the Government is taking to reduce the cost of motoring.

      E-mail

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on the period for which emails sent and received by (a) Ministers, (b) officials and (c) special advisers in his Department are retained;...

      Equitable Life: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of Equitable Life's compensation scheme distribution of payments to policy holders.

      Financial Services: EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the potential added value to exports in financial services from achieving a fully integrated EU financial services market; and if he...

      Gift Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost of administering Gift Aid was in each of the last five financial years.

      Global Warming Policy Foundation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what meetings officials in his Department have had with representatives of the Global Warming Policy Foundation in the latest period for which information...

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of residential properties valued at over £2 million in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland and (c) each parliamentary...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people resident in (a) Woking constituency and (b) Surrey who will no longer pay income tax as a result of his...

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what input (a) Ministers and (b) policy advisers in his Department had into the drafting of HM Revenue and Customs report entitled The Exchequer effect of...

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many taxable estates between (a) £325,000 and £500,000, (b) £500,000 and £1,000,000 and (c) over £1,000,000 there were in...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how businesses owed money in insolvency cases will receive credit through the new insolvency proceedings as set out in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and...

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has a role in intellectual property policy development.

      Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what schemes the Government acts as the (a) funder of last resort or (b) lender of last resort.

      Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people are employed in interim posts by the Department, or a non-ministerial department or arm's length body controlled by his Department through...

      Official Secrets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any person employed by (a) his Department, (b) the agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible and (c) any...

      Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the advantages and disadvantages of introducing compulsory pre-legislative scrutiny for future Finance Bills.

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how he will respond to the most recent review of the PAYE Real Time Information project by the Major Projects Authority; and if he will make a statement.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to use the Whole of Government Accounts to inform policy making.

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will increase publicly-funded research and development for the purposes of promoting growth in the UK economy.

      Retirement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many (a) civil servants and (b) senior civil servants have retired from his Department since May 2010; and if he will make a statement; (2) how...

      Sarah Southern

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what meetings (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials in his Department have had with Sarah Southern since 12 May 2010.

      Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration he gave to levels of tobacco and alcohol smuggling in advance of his decision to increase duties on tobacco and alcohol.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many first time buyers in each local authority area have benefited from the zero rate of stamp duty land tax on house purchases below £250,000...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the cost of the up-rating of frozen state pensions for Britons living overseas.

      Tax Allowances: Married People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to introduce transferable tax allowances for married couples.

      Tax Allowances: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the total level of tax relief on pension contributions by higher rate taxpayers in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and what...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has made in the Council of the European Union on measures to reduce tax avoidance.

      Tax Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) individuals and (b) small and medium-sized enterprises had disputes with HM Revenue and Customs in each year since 1997.

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to set out how he will implement recommendations put forward by the Office of Tax Simplification.

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to improve HM Revenue and Customs' service standards for the purposes of minimising burdens on small business.

      Taxation: Families

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the effect on couples with (a) one child aged eight years and (b) two children aged eight to 10 years of changes to (i) working...

      Taxation: Gaming Machines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the early introduction of machine games duty on the UK coin-operated industry.

      Taxation: Gaming Machines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to protect the UK coin-operated industry following the introduction of machine games duty.

      Taxation: Multinational Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Development on the effects on international development policy of...

      Taxation: Solar Power

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what revenue the Exchequer received from taxation of employees and businesses in the solar PV sector in 2010-11; and what revenue he expects to receive from...

      Taxis

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

      Tourism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what fiscal measures he is taking to support tourism in the north-west.

      Vacancies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many job vacancies there were for (a) staff posts and (b) senior civil service posts in his Department on 31 March (i) 2010, (ii) 2011 and (iii) 2012;...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the revenue which will accrue to HM Treasury as a result of changes to VAT rules relating to rental of hairdressers'...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of (a) the revenue which will accrue from and (b) the number of businesses affected by his decision to add VAT to the price of...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much VAT was paid on metal collected by registered itinerant metal collectors in each of the last 10 years.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many sixth form colleges which are not related to a school or academy paid VAT on purchases in the last period for which figures are available;...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the public purse of introducing a five per cent reduced rate of VAT for passenger transportation in...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his Department will give consideration to abolishing VAT on goods that are designed for use by the disabled or chronically ill.

      Vodafone Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when was the last time he discussed tax issues with Vodafone contractors.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of households in (a) Wrexham constituency, (b) Wales and (c) the UK which are no longer entitled to tax credits...

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many couples with children received working tax credit as of 1 April 2012 in respect of employment of between 16 and 24 hours per week in each...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on a carbon savings communities obligation; and if he will make a statement.

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2012, Official Report, columns 942-3W, on climate change, what assessment he has made of the trends...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the credibility of the (a) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and (b) Fourth Assessment Report of...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the evidential basis is for the Facts About Climate Change section of his Department's website covering average global temperatures.

      Community Energy Saving Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 16 April 2012, Official Report, column 158W, on the Community Energy Saving Programme, (1) which of the...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the effect of including (a) F and (b) E-rated boilers in the scope of Community Energy...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2012, Official Report, column 600W, on energy: meters, to the hon. Member for Tiverton and Honiton,...

      Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has any plans to review the regulation of fracking and other water intensive mining operations following the drought...

      Fossil Fuels: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the potential risks to public health in Sefton of hydraulic fracturing in the north-west of England.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many learning providers (1) have expressed an interest in offering training that leads to a Green Deal adviser qualification; (2)...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many Ofqual-approved awarding organisations he expects to take up Green Deal qualifications.

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 16 April 2012, Official Report, column 169W, on legal costs, when he expects his Department to make an...

      Natural Gas: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what gas shale exploration licences have been (a) granted and (b) applied for in the last three years; and which parliamentary...

      Natural Gas: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the potential effects of gas shale extraction on the incidence of (a) earthquakes, (b) water...

      Ofgem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many staff employed by Ofgem received bonuses in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011.

      Ofgem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the (a) average and (b) total amount paid in bonuses to staff at Ofgem was in (i) 2010 and (ii) 2011.

      Oil: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with counterparts in OPEC countries on oil prices in the last three months.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the number of pensioners in receipt of the pension credit guarantee credit whose energy...

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which of his Department's consultations have been externally verified since 2007; for what reason and by whom such verification was...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the effects of changes to the feed-in tariff on job losses in the energy sector.

      Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many staff of his Department retired in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; how many such staff were taking early retirement in each such...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the change in the number of jobs in the solar PV sector in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c)...

      Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many job vacancies there were for (a) staff posts and (b) senior civil service posts in his Department on 31 March (i) 2010, (ii)...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 20 January 2012, Official Report, column 1002W, on the Warm Front scheme, how much funding allocated for the...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 16 April 2012, Official Report, column 173W, on the warm home discount scheme, when he expects Ofgem to...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many customers have been contacted by his Department in relation to eligibility for the warm homes discount scheme since May 2010.

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many customers contacted by his Department in relation to eligibility for the warm homes discount scheme have (a) applied for...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of long-term environment damage done to moorland, peat and boggy areas by the infrastructure required for...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Bill of Rights

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what meetings he has had with the Chairman or members of the Commission on a Bill of Rights since its establishment; who attended any such meeting; what the...

    • Official Hospitality

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister for which events held at Chevening (a) he and (b) the Liberal Democrat Party have made a payment to the public purse; and what the total amount reimbursed was in...

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) which of his Office's consultations have been externally verified since 2007; for what reason and by whom such verification was carried out; and what the...

      Sarah Southern

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what meetings (a) he, (b) his special advisers and (c) his officials have had with Sarah Southern since 12 May 2010.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Relocation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of civil servants likely to move from London and the South East to regions in the North in each of the next five...

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what representations he has received on a tick box system for students to register to vote, to be administered by the university on their behalf.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office for what reason he has not yet published updated guidance on private e-mail accounts and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which of his Department's consultations have been externally verified since 2007; for what reason and by whom such verification was carried out; and...

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department collects the IP addresses of online respondents to its consultations.

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department accepts anonymous contributions to its consultations.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much his Department allocated as resource or capital spending for (a) current grants and subsidies to domestic and overseas private sector...

  • Home Department

    • Action for Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts her Department held with A4e in each of the last five years; and what the value was of each contract.

    • Association of Chief Police Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she last met the Association of Chief Police Officers; and what issues were discussed at that meeting.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times iris scanners at airports have broken down in the last 12 months.

      Circulars: Home Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 10 November 2011, Official Report, columns 420-21W, on Home Office circular, and with reference to Home Office...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish the results of the recent trial of interviews for student visa applicants from certain countries.

      Immigration: Romania

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to monitor applications for entry to the UK from people resident in Bacau, Romania.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Association of Chief Police Officers' partnership with the Association of Police...

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications have been received for the post of Police and Crime Commissioner in each police force area.

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to her answer of 18 July 2011, Official Report, column 531W, on police: bureaucracy, what recent progress has been made by the...

      Police: Haringey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) police officers and (b) police staff left Haringey Borough Operational Command Unit in each quarter since January 2009;...

      Police: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration she has given to bringing forward proposals to prevent police officers at the rank of Assistant Chief Constable or higher...

      Police: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many days were lost to sickness leave among police officers in each borough operational command unit of the Metropolitan police in...

      Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) civil servants and (b) senior civil servants have retired from her Department since May 2010; and if she will make a statement.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent changes her Department has made to the criminal record checks regime.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Empty Property: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent progress he has made on bringing long-term empty domestic dwellings back into use in the (a) Richmond-upon-Thames...

    • Empty Property: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of empty hereditaments that were liable for non-domestic rates in each region in each of...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the potential effect of reductions in spending on fire and rescue services on firefighter safety.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the potential effect of spending reductions in his Department on firefighter training.

      Hayes McKenzie Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the value is of any contracts (a) his Department and (b) the Planning Inspectorate has with the Hayes McKenzie Partnership;...

      High House Production Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to ensure that the local community is represented on the Board of High House Production Park in Thurrock.

      High House Production Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department holds on how much money was transferred to the Board of Trustees of the High House Production...

      High House Production Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department holds on who has been appointed trustees of the High House Production Park in Thurrock; by whom...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many units qualifying for the New Homes Bonus were student accommodation in 2010-11; and what the estimated cost is over the...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what per capita grant from central Government funds was allocated to each local authority area in Surrey, combining the per...

      Local Government Finance: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to improve the accessibility, timeliness and presentation of local authority budget data.

      Local Government: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much income each local authority in England raised from fees and charges in each year since 2009-10; and what estimate he...

      Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what service standards apply to Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service; and what estimate has been made of the cost of meeting...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the localisation of business rates on discretionary rate relief for...

      Planning Inspectorate: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the names are of the companies and individuals who advise the Planning Inspectorate on noise.

      Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department is taking steps to monitor the account taken of representations from a local community to operate a...

      Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many applications to save public houses from development have been made by local residents under the provisions of the...

      Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) civil servants and (b) senior civil servants have retired from his Department since May 2010; and if he will make a...

      Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff of his Department retired in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; how many such staff were taking early retirement in...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department plans to seek the view of the housing and investment market when consulting about the future funding of...

  • Wales

    • Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the total spending on wine and other alcoholic beverages was by her Department in the last six months.

    • Civil Servants: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many investigations into breaches by civil servants of the Civil Service Code of Conduct occurred in her Department in each month from May 2010 to...

      Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what her policy is on the period for which e-mails sent and received by (a) Ministers, (b) officials, and (c) special advisers in her Department are...

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many journeys (a) Ministers and (b) officials from her Department made by (i) train, (ii) coach and (iii) Government car in an official capacity in...

      Vodafone Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) how many contracts Vodafone has been awarded by her Department in the last 12 months; (2) what contracts her Department has with Vodafone.

      Vodafone Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many times the Permanent Secretary in her Department has met Vodafone representatives in the last 12 months.

  • Education

    • Adult Education: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assistance is available to parents and guardians of deaf children to undertake adult education courses in sign language and other skills related...

    • Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department encourages organisations in receipt of departmental funding for work with families to discuss the process, function and...

      Official Secrets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether any person employed by (a) his Department, (b) the agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible and (c)...

      Pre-school Education: Redditch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many families in Redditch constituency will receive free early education for the poorest two-year-olds in each year of the spending review period.

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which of his Department's consultations have been externally verified since 2007; for what reason and by whom such verification was carried out; and...

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department collects the IP addresses of online respondents to its consultations.

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department accepts anonymous contributions to its consultations.

      Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many (a) civil servants and (b) senior civil servants have retired from his Department since May 2010; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Schools: Surrey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) which schools in Woking constituency have received funding from the pupil premium; (2) how many pupils have attracted payment of the pupil...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2011, Official Report, column 228W, on the third sector, how much direct funding his Department provided to each...

      Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many job vacancies there were for (a) staff posts and (b) senior Civil Service posts in his Department on 31 March (i) 2010, (ii) 2011 and (iii)...

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 16 April 2012, Official Report, column 6, on NEETs, what the evidential basis is of his estimate that 700,000 plus people...

      Young People: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of young people not in education, employment or training in (a) Redditch constituency and (b)...

      Youth Clubs: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many youth centres have closed since May 2010; (2) what information his Department holds on the funding given by businesses to youth...

      Youth Services: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the potential effects of limiting tax relief on charitable giving on his plans for business sponsorship of youth services.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Single-tier State Pension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to bring forward his proposals for a single-tier state pension.

    • Annuities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he (a) has commissioned and (b) plans to commission any research into the operation of the annuity purchase process and the payment of...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in how many cases with outstanding child maintenance arrears has the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission taken a decision not to...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will establish a residuary body to manage old child support debt with powers to negotiate or factor debts to optimise returns as...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on efficiency and reform in Government corporate functions through shared...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have had an award of disability living allowance which was determined by an appeal tribunal subsequently withdrawn by the...

      Disability: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with disability organisations on recent trends in the levels of abuse and harassment of disabled people.

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to encourage people into work.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff of his Department are tasked with work on the employment and support allowance; and how many of these have been in post for less...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when his Department expects to have data on the number of (a) appeals and (b) successful appeals against employment and support allowance fit...

      Employment Schemes: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he has taken to increase employment opportunities for released prisoners; and if he will make a statement.

      Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of jobs which will be created overseas by companies contracted to deliver the universal credit IT system; how...

      Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress he has made in reducing the level of offshoring of jobs from his Department.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proposals the Government is considering on the use of housing benefit to help contribute towards the rental costs of those living in...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the grouping of distinct areas for the calculation of the local housing allowance.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what long term plans he has for the role of Jobcentre Plus (a) alongside Work Programme providers and (b) in provision of support for the...

      Motability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether Motability has advised him of how many Motability adapted cars have been repossessed while people are awaiting the outcome of their...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department places restrictions on executive salaries in companies undertaking contracts with the Department.

      Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of individuals in households with net equivalised incomes below 50 per cent of average where at least one person...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons his Department proposes to consider 16 to 18-year-olds as working age adults for the purposes of the personal independence payment.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department plans to take to take account of the needs of young people with (a) serious health conditions and (b) disabilities in...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the personal independence payment meets the needs of cancer patients (a) aged 16 to 25 years...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons shaving and make-up application have been excluded from the personal independence payment assessment definition of grooming.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the likely level of personal independence payment eligible to a blind person who (a) can and (b) cannot read Braille; and...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the definition of social engagement in personal independence payment assessments will focus exclusively on social engagement that is...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that personal independence payment tests are assessed on an individual basis and implemented taking into...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential effects on personal independence payments of the length of time a person has experienced sight...

      Schizophrenia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of people diagnosed with schizophrenia who are employed.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much and what proportion of social security expenditure was spent on (a) contributory, (b) non-contributory non-means-tested and (c)...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claimed each (a) non-means-tested and (b) means-tested benefit in each of the last 30 years.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions his Department has had with the Department of Health on the volume of requests for consultants to complete hospital reports...

      Social Security Benefits: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many 16 and 17-year-olds were in receipt of (a) jobseeker's allowance severe hardship payments and (b) income support in each of the last...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much of the funding allocated for transition to universal credit he expects his Department to spend in each of the next three years.

      Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to work with the Department for Education to ensure that universal credit supports young people aged 16 and 17 years...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the effect of the time taken obtaining Criminal...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the contribution of the Minister for Employment of 13 March 2012, Official Report, column 71WH, which charities advised that with...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the contribution of the Minister for Employment of 13 March 2012, Official Report, column 72WH, whether the proposed new...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the contribution of the Minister for Employment of 13 March 2012, Official Report, column 71WH, what evidence he has received that...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of people awarded no points in the work capability assessment have been awarded maximum points on appeal.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the work capability assessment.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people previously on incapacity benefit who were reassessed using the work capability assessment and placed in the (a) support group...

      Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the number of work experience placements completed in each parliamentary constituency; (2) what estimate he...

  • Justice

    • Claims Management Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to reform the regulation of claims management companies.

    • Disability Living Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people are waiting to have an appeal tribunal hearing as a result of withdrawal of disability living allowance; what the average waiting time...

      Extradition: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what representations he has received on the adequacy of the maximum sentence for child abduction crimes; and if he will make a statement.

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reason family courts sit in private; if he will consider requiring them to sit in public; and if he will make a statement.

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what proportion of industrial disease claims for damages were judged to be vexatious or frivolous in the latest period for which figures are...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the potential effects of his proposed changes to legal aid funding on victims of domestic violence.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will consider extending legal aid to both parents when contesting child custody cases; and if he will make a statement.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the potential effect on court time of changes to funding for litigants in actions against the police.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has made with the Secretary of State for the Home Department about the potential effect on police time and costs of changes to...

      Litter: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2012, Official Report, column 217W, on litter: prosecutions, what proportion of the people (a) charged, (b) prosecuted...

      Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the operational staffing requirement was for (a) operational managers, (b) principal officers, (c) senior officers, (d) prison officers, (e)...

      Pleural Plaques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been diagnosed with pleural plaques in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year...

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what steps he plans to take to ensure that resources for victims' services are maintained once the commissioning of services is devolved to police...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library any correspondence received from the (a) Metropolitan police, (b) other police forces and (c) Association of Chief Police...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library any risk assessment his Department has conducted on the ending of indeterminate public protection sentences.

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many grievances have been lodged by Prison Service staff in each prison in the last 12 months.

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many foreign prisoners of each nationality were held in prisons in England and Wales on the latest date for which figures are available; (2)...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prison staff and (b) sub-contractors have been (i) arrested and (ii) dismissed for bringing mobile telephones or drugs into prisons in the...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) which prisons made available the (a) Building Skills for Recovery, (b) Prisoners Addressing Substance Related Offending (P-ASRO), (c) P-ASRO for...

      Prisons: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to prevent drug and alcohol misuse among those entering women's prisons.

      Reoffenders: Curfews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what evidence he has received on the relationship between curfew orders and reoffending rates.

      Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to ensure that unregistered interpreters working in Crown and magistrates courts are identified and prosecuted.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young offenders he expects to take part in the successor scheme to the Daedalus initiative.

      Young Offenders: Haringey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 16 January 2012, Official Report, column 516W, on young offenders: Haringey, how many young adult offenders from the London...

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment the Government has made of the reasons for the increase in the number of attendances at accident and emergency between 2002-03 and 2010-11...

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate has been made of the proportion of people who attended accident and emergency more than (a) twice and (b) five times a year in the last...

      Alzheimer’s Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the provision of health and social care for people with Alzheimer’s disease in the Tees Valley.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish guidelines on commissioning services for those with conditions on the autistic spectrum.

      Breasts: Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which private sector providers of PIP breast implants in the UK (a) have and (b) have not agreed to replace them free of charge; and how many patients are...

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what performance standards residential care homes are required to meet on quality of care.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason (1) dentists are required to register with the Care Quality Commission as well as the General Dental Council; and if he will make a...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what access the Care Quality Commission has to dental patients' records; and if he will make a statement; (2) what the Care Quality Commission...

      Dental Services: Cosmetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he will take to discourage the illegal practice of tooth whitening carried out by anyone other than General Dental Council registered dentists...

      Drugs: Delivery Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 March 2012, Official Report, column 123W, on drugs: delivery services, if he will estimate the number of emergency deliveries...

      Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the period for which emails sent and received by (a) Ministers, (b) officials, and (c) special advisers in his Department are...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of people appealing a decision on entitlement to employment and support allowance were successful in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 16 April 2012, Official Report, column 107W, on epilepsy study on late diagnosis, with reference to the fact that the hon....

      General Practitioners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what documentation a foreign national who seeks to register with a GP is required to provide; (2) whether a foreign national on a six month...

      Health and Social Care Act 2010-12

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his timetable is for making regulations and orders under the Health and Social Care Act 2012; and if he will make a statement.

      Health and Social Care Bill 2010-12

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions has he had with the Scottish Minister for Health on provisions in the Health and Social Care Bill that affect Scotland in regard to (a)...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget is of the North of England Strategic Health Authority in financial year 2012-13.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many days per week the Chief Executive of NHS North of England works (a) within the Strategic Health Authority cluster and (b) in his role as Chief...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are in place to prevent conflicts of interest between officials in roles in the NHS Commissioning Board Authority and roles held...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much expenditure per head of population there was in the (a) North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust area, (b) Bradford and Airedale Primary Care...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average number of babies was on a post-natal ward during night time hours at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust in (a) 2009, (b) 2010 and (c) 2011.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time permanent midwives were working in a single shift in (a) the South West, (b) South East Cornwall and (c) the city of Plymouth in the...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwifery posts were filled by temporary staff at (a) the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and (b) Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust in (i) 2009, (ii)...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average number of patients per qualified midwife on a post-natal ward was at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust for night time hours in (a) 2009,...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department requires the publication of data on local NHS (a) performance, (b) outcomes and (c) use; and what data is required to be published...

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what input (a) clinical commissioning groups and (b) foundation trusts will have into decisions on assets held by NHS Property Services Ltd.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has undertaken research to examine the potential cost savings for the NHS of bariatric surgery for obese patients.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of stock levels of prescription medicines.

      Prostate Cancer: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) admissions and (b) emergency admissions took place for open excision of the prostate procedures for patients aged (i) 15-39, (ii) 40-49,...

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which of his Department's consultations have been externally verified since 2007; for what reason and by whom such verification was carried out; and what...

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department collects the IP addresses of online respondents to its consultations.

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department accepts anonymous contributions to its consultations.

      Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) civil servants and (b) senior civil servants have retired from his Department since May 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on social care for (a) the elderly, (b) those with mental health problems, (c) those with learning disabilities and (d) younger...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an estimate of potential costs to the NHS arising from ill health as a result of (a) falls by and (b) deterioration in existing...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many finished consultant episodes took place for (a) colorectal excision, (b) open excision of the prostate, (c) breast excision, (d) inguinal hernia...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many training events and workshops organised by his Department took place as part of the NHS Enhanced Recovery Programme in each of the last seven...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many individual orthopaedic surgical procedures took place in each acute trust that (a) fully and (b) partly complied with the NHS Enhanced...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will consider commissioning Find and Treat on contracts with a duration greater than one year.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's guidance on hard to reach groups, whether local authorities will be required...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's public health guidance 37, Identifying and managing tuberculosis among...

  • Defence

    • AgustaWestland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether his Department had discussions with Augusta Westland prior to its decision to withdraw work contracts from Vector Aerospace; (2) whether...

    • Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what his most recent estimate is of the funding required for the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System and Advanced Arrestor Gear; (2) what his...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) officials of his Department and (b) service personnel have been assigned to the Queen Elizabeth-class carrier conversion project since...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether UK service personnel have served in the US to gain experience of handling and flying catapult-assisted take-off barrier arrested recovery...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the home base or headquarters is of each (a) Army regiment, (b) naval unit (excluding naval vessels) and (c) Royal Air Force group.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much his Department expects to save by awarding Serco the contract to run recruitment to the Army; (2) if he will estimate the number of...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of his Department's staff will be made redundant as a result of his decision to award Serco the contract to run recruitment to the Army.

      Army: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the capacity review of the army estate in Scotland to be completed.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many consultants work for his Department in each team under the Framework Agreement for Technical Support; and how many such staff had previously...

      Defence Exports Support Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who the members are of the Defence Exports Support Group; how often it meets; what its budget is; and who his Department's Director is with...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of his Department's development expenditure in 2009-10 and 2010-11 was the subject of a bundled contract in which an agreed research and...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which companies and organisations have been invited to contribute to his consultation on the models being considered under his Department's Materiel Strategy.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment he has made of the Typhoon's potential as a carrier-borne aircraft; (2) what assessment he has made of the Typhoon's ability to...

      Government: Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what meetings (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials in his Department have had with Sarah Southern since 12 May 2010; (2) what...

      Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Paveway IV guided munitions will be procured to replace those used in Operation Ellamy.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many employees of his Department have undergone training on the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter since May 2010; and at what cost.

      Marines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines will be permanently based.

      Merlin Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress his Department has made on the Merlin MK3/3a Life Sustainment Programme.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to the public purse has been of aircraft launch and recovery equipment manufactured in the US.

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much it cost to install the Defence Information Infrastructure system at Waterbeach Barracks.

      Military Bases: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which military bases have installed (a) wind turbines, (b) solar panels, (c) photovoltaic panels and (d) anaerobic digestion facilities; and what...

      Military Bases: Waterbeach

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what effects the refusal of South Cambridgeshire district council to grant planning permission for a new settlement at Waterbeach Barracks has had on his...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many contracts his Department had with (a) Capita and (b) Serco in the last 12 months.

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which of his Department's consultations have been externally verified since 2007; for what reason and by whom such verification was carried out; and what...

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department collects the IP addresses of online respondents to its consultations.

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department accepts anonymous contributions to its consultations.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the likely savings to the public purse of his decision to deliver further efficiencies in IT provision during the spending...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the likely savings to the public purse of his decision to deliver further efficiencies in estate spending during the...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the likely savings to the public purse arising from his decision to withdraw the C-130J Hercules tactical transport aircraft...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the likely savings to the public purse arising from his decision to withdraw the VC-10 transport/tanker aircraft during the...

      Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many (a) civil servants and (b) senior civil servants have retired from his Department since May 2010; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Scotland: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what communications his Department has received from (a) NATO, (b) the US administration and (c) other foreign governments in relation to the Scottish...

      Sentry Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the technical fault discovered in the Boeing Sentry E3D aircraft; and if he will make a statement.

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will hold discussions with the US Secretary of Defence on the operational effect of independence for Scotland on the Trident nuclear submarine fleet.

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of implications for national security of independence for Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Territorial Army: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 7 February 2012, Official Report, column 185W, on territorial army: recruitment, what steps he has taken to resolve the...

      Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many GR4 Tornado aircraft have been equipped with the Helmet Mounted Cueing System; how many such aircraft will be equipped; and what estimate he has...

      Vodafone Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many contracts Vodafone has been awarded by his Department in the last 12 months; (2) what contracts his Department has with Vodafone.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to respond to Question 92452 tabled by the hon. Member for North East Fife on 25 January for answer on 30 January 2012.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions her Department has had with the Government of (a) Uruguay and (b) Argentina on responsible fisheries since 2009.

    • Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations she has received from UK producers of desinewed meat on the European Commission's proposal for a...

      Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect on (a) animal and (b) human health of the production process for desinewed meat.

      Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations she has made to the European Commission on allowing the production of desinewed meat to continue;...

      Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the potential effect on UK meat producers of proposals by the European Commission on...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Airbus: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects on UK manufacturing of China's decision to suspend Airbus orders.

    • Apprentices

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

      Apprentices: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to promote Green Deal apprenticeships.

      Billing: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for what reasons his policy on bringing forward the transposition of the EU late payments regulations in advance of the latest...

      Business: Ethics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has any plans to publish a corporate responsibility strategy.

      Business: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the (a) number and (b) value was of Small Business Research Initiative competitions launched by each Department and agency...

      Business: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to support small and medium-sized enterprises in (a) Birmingham, Ladywood constituency, (b)...

      Civil Servants: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many investigations into breaches by civil servants of the Civil Service Code of Conduct occurred in his Department in each...

      Consumer Direct: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff were employed by the Consumer Direct helpline in Scotland in 2011; and how many of these were transferred to the...

      Consumer Focus Scotland: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff are employed by Consumer Focus Scotland; and how many of these will be transferred into the Regulated Industries...

      Credit Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to increase competition in the market for payment cards.

      Employment: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2012, Official Report, column 857W, on employment: regulation, what his priorities are in...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2012, Official Report, column 858W, on higher education, whether due diligence checks will be...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2012, Official Report, column 858W, on higher education, if he will publish the criteria...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2012, Official Report, column 858W, on higher education, who in his Department is responsible...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2012, Official Report, column 858W, on higher education, for what reason he introduced due...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2012, Official Report, column 858W, on higher education, on what date due diligence checks were...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer given by the Minister for Universities and Science of 8 March 2012, Official Report, column 858W, on...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the total (a) cost and (b) number of staff hours spent administering bids for contestable student...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to prevent companies which have gone into administration from making payments to administrators and...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to ensure that small businesses and individuals who are creditors of companies which have gone into...

      Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to discourage insurers from charging high car and home insurance premiums as a result of consumers making...

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the economic costs to (a) industry and (b) the economy of (i) trade mark, (ii) copyright...

      Labelling: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage retailers to (a) simplify unit pricing of and (b) provide clearly-labelled information on...

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on fees for legal work in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to his answer of 15 September 2011, Official Report, column 532W, on mobile phones, what estimate he has made of the...

      National Careers Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in which locations he expects the new National Careers Service to be based.

      National Careers Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to his Department's further education and skills system reform plan for the National Careers Service, what the...

      National Careers Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what financial resources will be available to further education colleges for the provision of information, advice and guidance as...

      OECD: Multinational Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions representatives of his Department have had with representatives of other Government Departments on the OECD...

      OECD: Multinational Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps he has taken to promote the OECD guidelines on multi-national enterprises.

      Postage Stamps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will discuss with Royal Mail the inclusion of British Paralympics gold medallists on first class stamps issued by Royal...

      Public Sector: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of employees in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Northern Ireland and (d) Wales were employed in the public sector...

      Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) civil servants and (b) senior civil servants have retired from his Department since May 2010; and if he will make a...

      Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff of his Department retired in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; how many such staff were taking early retirement in each...

      Student Finance England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with Student Finance England on the release of student e-mail addresses.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2012, Official Report, column 230W, on higher education, whether (a) his Department and (b)...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how his Department tracks non-completion rates at private higher education institutions whose students are eligible to receive...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to monitor the performance of the Student Loans Company.

      Sunday Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what impact assessment he has made of the effects of a change in Sunday trading hours on small businesses in (a) London and (b)...

      Sunday Trading: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assessment he has made of the potential effects of changes to Sunday trading laws during the London 2012 Olympics on...

      Sunday Trading: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what recent representations he has received from (a) individuals and (b) organisations on the proposed relaxation of Sunday...

      Taxis

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

      Trading Standards: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what mechanisms he has established to (a) exchange information on infringements of trading standards regulations and (b)...

      UK Trade and Industry Defence and Security Organisation: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what human rights due diligence processes the (a) Export Control Organisation and (b) UK Trade and Industry Defence and Security...

      Vodafone Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many contracts Vodafone has been awarded by his Department in the last 12 months; (2) what contracts his Department...

  • International Development

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the human rights and working conditions of workers in Burma; and what steps he is taking to...

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to persuade the Burmese Government to release political prisoners.

      Developing Countries: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the Government's policies on biofuels and the effects on...

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on fees for legal work in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

      Nike Girl Hub

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the findings of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact report on the Nike Girl Hub joint initiative...

      Nike Girl Hub

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the child protection policy introduced at the Nike Girl Hub compared to UK standards of child protection...

      Nike Girl Hub

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he has taken to ensure that the Nike Girl Hub puts in place adequate anti-corruption and anti-bribery policies.

      Nike Girl Hub

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what systems are in place to ensure good budgeting and financial monitoring of the Nike Girl Hub project.

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the cost to the public purse was of UK aid spent on Palestinian school teachers; and what proportion of UK aid this figure represents.

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what recent assessment he has made of (a) the mission statement and (b) the composition of the Assessment and Evaluation Centre...

      Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will take steps to ensure that his Department's private sector team engages with (a) cooperatives and (b) young people.

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department collects the IP addresses of respondents to its consultations.

      Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) civil servants and (b) senior civil servants have retired from his Department since May 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff of his Department retired in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; how many of such staff were taking early retirement in each...

      Southern Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on steps to restart oil production in...

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) whether (a) he, (b) his officials and (c) his special advisers have had any discussions with Lord Ashcroft on the construction of...

      Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many job vacancies there were for (a) staff posts and (b) senior Civil Service posts in his Department on 31 March (i) 2010, (ii)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Arab Partnership Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what projects and programmes are being funded under the Arab partnership fund in (a) Mauritania, (b) the Palestinian...

    • Arab Partnership Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was spent by his Department's Arab Partnership Programme in 2011; how much is planned to be spent in 2012; and in which...

      Arab Partnership Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many projects are funded by his Department's Arab Partnership Programme; and in which countries.

      Argentina

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to ensure the safety of British embassy staff in Buenos Aires.

      British Nationals Abroad: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what guidance his Department issues to diplomatic staff on the processes to be followed after the death of a UK citizen abroad.

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure a sustainable approach to fishing in the Overseas Territories.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what date and at what time the UK embassy in China was informed of the death of Neil Heywood.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had discussions with the US Government on the death of Neil Heywood in China and the meeting between Chinese...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the name is of the UK official who attended the mortuary in Chongqing following the death of Neil Heywood in November 2011.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consular support his Department has provided to the family of Neil Heywood since his death in Chongqing, China in November 2011.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Chinese Government on investigating the events leading up to and following the death of...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on pressing for a moratorium on drilling for oil in the Virunga National Park and UNESCO World Heritage site...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what professional advice is available to diplomats dealing with human resources issues affecting locally engaged staff.

      EU Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had on improving communications between his Department and British nationals working as civil servants...

      Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what total estimated income is derived from the Falklands fishing industry.

      Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with British (a) companies and (b) banks on oil exploration near the Falkland Islands.

      Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what arrangements he has made to enable the UK to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands.

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to support a moratorium on the death penalty in India.

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had any discussions with the Indian authorities in 2012 on the use of the death penalty in India; and if he will...

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage improvement in the treatment of (a) the Sikh community and (b) other minority communities...

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage the President of India to grant clemency in the case of Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana.

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received any response to his letter of November 2011 to the Indian high commissioner on the death penalty; and if...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Israeli Government on road closures in operation in the west bank.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Israeli Government on the forced expulsion of Bedouins from parts of the Palestinian...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Israeli Government on the erection of a separation barrier encircling the village of Al...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Israeli Government on water supply policies in the Jordan Valley.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Israeli Government on the reduction in the permitted fishing limit off the coast of Gaza...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Israeli Government on the demolition of Palestinian homes since the Oslo agreement.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Israeli Government on the practice of holding Palestinian prisoners on...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Israeli Government on clean water for Palestine.

      Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of progress towards agreement of the Japan-EU Economic Integration Agreement; and if he will...

      Malta

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many industrial tribunal claims were submitted by locally engaged staff at the Maltese High Commission at Ta' Xbiex in each...

      Malta

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions are taking place with Maltese trade unions in respect of outstanding grievances affecting locally engaged staff...

      Montserrat

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

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will increase the number of technical advisers his Department provides to the Government of South Sudan.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will initiate discussions on an EU-wide travel ban for people accused of serious human rights abuses in Sri Lanka at the...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the ceasefire in Syria is enforced.

      Tibet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if officials from his Department will hold discussions with the Chinese government in respect of working with local monasteries...

      Tibet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if his Department will take the lead in organising an international government forum on the issue of Tibet.

      Tibet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when officials from his Department last visited the Tibetan region; and what the outcomes were of that visit.

      Tunisia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support the Government provides to assist Tunisia's transition towards democracy; and if he will make a statement.

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the annual salary is of the lead prosecutor in the Turks and Caicos Islands Special Investigation and Prosecutions Team.

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on housing for its officials in the Turks and Caicos Islands in each of the last three years.

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will set a date for elections in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure a smooth transition from direct rule to locally-elected politicians in the Turks...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of progress by the Special Investigation and Prosecution Team in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the authorities in the US on bail conditions for Christopher Tappin; and in which other...

      Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the objectives are of the Friends of Yemen meeting on 23 May 2012.

  • House of Lords

    • Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 20 March (WA 153), what were the total infrastructure costs incurred by the United Kingdom Government in...

    • African States: Maritime Safety and Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a representative of the United Kingdom was invited to attend the March 2012 Economic Community of Central African States-Economic Community of West African...

      Agriculture: Eggs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 26 March (WA 195), why the latest European Union egg marketing regulations did not provide a...

      Agriculture: Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 1 March (WA 363-4), what is the incidence of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in the United...

      Air Ambulance Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average time taken for patient removal by air ambulance in the United Kingdom, from picking up a patient to arrival at hospital.

      Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have complied with the terms of the temporary and conditional exemption for compliance with dangerous airborne particles (PM10) granted by the...

      Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will complete the five-yearly review of the air quality monitoring network required under Article 5 of Directive 2008/50/EC on ambient air quality and...

      Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the United Kingdom submitted plans and programmes for nitrogen dioxide for 17 zones including Greater London to the European Commission under Article 23...

      Alcohol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in developing their alcohol strategy, they will consider requiring licensees to offer to serve wine in 125 millilitre glasses.

      Alcohol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether their proposal for minimum pricing on alcohol is compliant with European Union law.

      Armed Forces: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average time taken for the evacuation of wounded service personnel in Afghanistan from the incident location to the nearest treatment centre.

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which companies in Israel supply them with unmanned aerial vehicles.

      Armed Forces: Global Combat Ships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure a steady workload at United Kingdom shipyards until the construction of the Type 26 global combat ship is started.

      Arts and Media Honours Committee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to appoint a new chairman of the Arts and Media Honours Committee.

      Asma Al-Assad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what legal authority the European Union can refuse entry to Asma Al-Assad, as a British subject and citizen of the European Union, to the United Kingdom or...

      Association of Chief Police Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what resources police authorities in England provide to support the work of the Association of Chief Police Officers, and how that resource is audited.

      Association of Chief Police Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what effect elected police commissioners will have on the existence and activities of the Association of Chief Police Officers.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum applications were received last year; which were the top 10 countries from which asylum applicants arrived last year; how many of the total had...

      Asylum Seekers: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the Children's Society report "I don't feel human", they will regularly collect statistics about levels of poverty among asylum-seeking,...

      Asylum Seekers: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the Children's Society report I Don't Feel Human, they will incorporate the situation of children and young people from asylum-seeking,...

      Aviation: London Airports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many flights were made in the past five years out of each of the four London airports; how many were passenger or freight flights; how many were transit...

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 21 March (WA 165), whether they will now raise the case of Dr Al Singace and his medical care with...

      Banking: Barclays Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Barclay's corporate survey of companies.

      Banking: Coutts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will be responsible for paying the fine imposed by the Financial Services Authority on Coutts, owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland, and what measures...

      Banks: Credit and Debit Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to end surcharges on credit or debit card transactions.

      Banks: London Interbank Offered Rate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of proposals for tighter controls over the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor).

      BBC: World Service Trust

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 15 March (WA 87), whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the full proposal for the...

      Belarus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to the use of (1) capital punishment and (2) torture, in Belarus.

      Belarus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to the position of Andrei Sannikov and Ales Bialiatski, who have been imprisoned since the 2010 elections in Belarus.

      Belarus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last raised the issue of human rights in Belarus with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Europe.

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have spent in the 2011-12 financial year on promoting the take-up of welfare benefits by those entitled to them; and how much they plan to spend in...

      Broadcasting: Television Licences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 15 March (WA 88), how many prosecutions for television licence fee evasion were lodged and then withdrawn in 2009...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Burma about granting citizenship status to the Rohingya ethnic national people.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the countries providing investment and aid to Burma to ensure that the ethnic national peoples of Burma receive adequate...

      Children: Conflict Situations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evaluation they have made of the statement made by Baroness Ashton of Upholland on 19 March regarding the deaths of children in conflict situations.

      Children: Conflict Situations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel following the condemnation by Prime Minister Netanyahu of Baroness Ashton of Upholland's statement...

      Children: Parenting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of their response to the Norgrove Family Justice review, they will consider introducing legislation to ensure that childcare providers and...

      Children: Safeguarding Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to amend the report Working Together to Safeguard Children: A Guide to Inter-agency Working to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of...

      China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of Tibetans who have self-immolated in the last 12 months; what reports they have received regarding the self-immolation of a...

      Civil Service: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how HM Treasury defines bonus payments in the context of Civil Service pay; what proportion of civil servants are eligible to receive non-consolidated performance...

      Claims Management Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what and how many actions they have taken against claims management companies that have breached rules in respect of dealing with consumers fairly and properly in...

      Communications: Fibre Optic Cable

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of United Kingdom households are more than one kilometre from the path of a fibre optic cable.

      Community Organisers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they spent on the community organisers programme in 2010-11, what is the expected cost in 2011-12 and what is their anticipated budget in each of the next...

      Community Organisers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they have set out for the recruitment of senior or trainee community organisers; and whether those posts will be advertised by (1) publications, (2)...

      Community Organisers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions have taken place between the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Local Government Association in relation to the role and...

      Community Organisers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role they expect the community organisers Programme to carry out in the implementation of, and actions under, the Localism Act 2011, including but not...

      Community Organisers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the breakdown of the persons who have so far been appointed as senior or trainee community organisers on the basis of (1) gender, (2) ethnicity and (3)...

      Community Organisers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether persons in receipt respectively of (1) jobseeker's allowance (or its successor as part of the universal credit), (2) invalidity benefits including...

      Community Organisers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what ways in "developing and supporting networks of volunteer community activists in listening, research, planning and action in their communities", as set out...

      Community Organisers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their definition of "Alinsky-style citizen organising", as mentioned in the job description provided to people who may wish to apply to become trainee...

      Creative Industries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the value of the creative industries to the United Kingdom economy was downgraded in the most recently published economic statistics.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Tankerness on 19 March (WA 128) concerning gender balance in the Crown Prosecution Service, what action they are...

      Cuba

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the state of political and press freedoms in Cuba.

      Cyclists: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what cyclist safety requirements they consider necessary in the development of cycle hire schemes.

      Disabled People: Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that the maintenance of a home to a safe and hygienic standard is recognised in the final assessment criteria for the new personal...

      Discretionary Social Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have provided to the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) on the replacement of the discretionary social fund by local authority provision and on...

      Discretionary Social Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions have taken place between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Work and Pensions about the possible impact of...

      Education: Home Schooling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any of the Special Educational Needs pathfinder pilot local authorities have included home-educated children in the pilot; if so, which authorities, and...

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Egypt about arrested local members of non-governmental organisations, the freezing of their funds, and the...

      Energy: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what is their policy for the reduction of black carbon emissions, particularly from diesel engines, in the light of their policy to favour diesel engines in...

      Energy: Wind Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Marland on 15 March (WA 91-2), what information is gathered by the Department of Energy and Climate Change on (1) revenues...

      Environment: Sustainable Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the presumption in favour of sustainable development as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework will apply to national parks, areas of...

      EU: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek to ensure that any proposals for European Union regulations on data protection are compatible with the right of public access to information...

      EU-Israel Association Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek a review of the EU-Israel Association Agreement on trade in the light of Israel's blockade of Gaza and continuing acceptance of illegal...

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 21 March (WA 169), whether, when finalising the list of candidates for the office of the United Kingdom judge at...

      Finance: Initial Public Offering Listings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to encourage a greater percentage of initial public offering (IPO) listings on the London Stock Exchange.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take action to ensure that all firearms certificates issued in the past six years are operative for a full five-year term from the date of issue.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take action to ensure that no instructions are given to firearms administration managers by any individual or body, including the Association of...

      Food: Sugar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to publish sugar reduction targets.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the Government of Israel in relation to the 23 members of the Al-Samouni family in Gaza killed during Operation Cast Lead.

      Goldman Sachs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what due diligence checks were carried out on Goldman Sachs, and by whom, before they were appointed to advise government departments or other publicly funded bodies.

      Goldman Sachs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Goldman Sachs are an approved bidder for government advisory contracts.

      Government Departments: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Cabinet Office define bonus payments in the context of civil service pay; what proportion of civil servants are eligible to receive non-consolidated...

      Government Departments: Opinion Polls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the past two years, how many opinion polls have been carried out for HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs; on what issues each poll was conducted, and when;...

      Government Departments: Opinion Polls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the past two years, how many opinion polls have been carried out for the Cabinet Office; on what issues each poll was conducted, and when; what was the cost of...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how HM Revenue and Customs define bonus payments in the context of Civil Service pay; what proportion of civil servants are eligible to receive non-consolidated...

      Gulf of Guinea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have identified the Gulf of Guinea as an area of strategic interest; and, if so, why.

      Health: Elderly People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) finished consultant episodes, and (2) finished consultant episodes for males, took place for (a) colorectal excision, (b) open excision of the...

      Health: Elderly People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) admissions, and (2) emergency admissions, took place for (a) colorectal excision, (b) open excision of the prostate, (c) breast excision, (d) inguinal...

      Health: Elderly People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the (1) mean, and (2) median waiting time, for (a) colorectal excision, (b) open excision of the prostate, (c) breast excision, (d) inguinal hernia...

      Health: Elderly People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) finished consultant episodes, and (2) finished consultant episodes for males, took place for (a) hip replacement, (b) knee replacement, (c) coronary...

      Health: Elderly People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) admissions, and (2) emergency admissions, took place for (a) hip replacement, (b) knee replacement, (c) coronary artery bypass graft, (d) cochlea...

      Health: Elderly People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the (1) mean, and (2) median waiting time, for (a) hip replacement, (b) knee replacement, (c) coronary artery bypass graft, (d) cochlea implant, and (e)...

      Health: Healthcare Assistants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they will take to ensure that healthcare assistants are adequately trained.

      Health: Healthcare Assistants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek assurances from employing authorities that healthcare assistants in their employ are adequately trained.

      Health: Healthcare Assistants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that healthcare assistants will join the proposed voluntary register.

      Health: Healthcare Assistants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they will take to ensure that training programmes for healthcare assistants are adequate to ensure patient safety; and which bodies they expect to...

      Health: Healthcare Assistants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make it obligatory for hospital trusts and care homes to employ healthcare assistants only when they are entered on a voluntary register and are...

      Health: Osteopathy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of including osteopathy treatment on the National Health Service.

      Health: Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to secure the achievement of the millennium development goal on tuberculosis in advance of World Tuberculosis Day on 24 March.

      Higher Education: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the projected revenue cost for full-time students in higher education in England up to and including undergraduate level of (1) maintenance loans, and (2)...

      Higher Education: Student Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average amount of money repayable against a student loan on the completion of a three-year degree; what is the total sum of money borrowed so far in...

      Higher Education: Student Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the projected (a) revenue cost, and (b) resource cost, of fee loans for part-time students in higher education in England up to and including undergraduate...

      Higher Education: Student Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the (1) minimum, and (2) maximum loan, available to students aged 24 and over taking a level 3 or higher course from 2013.

      Higher Education: Student Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the impact assessment relating to the introduction of loans for further education students aged 24 and over will be published.

      HMS "Caroline"

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to keep the historic naval vessel HMS "Caroline" at its present berth in Belfast.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they encourage the housebuilding industry to landscape the edges of, and approaches to, housing developments.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are adapting their immigration policy to enable successful high-tech United Kingdom companies to expand in the United Kingdom rather than abroad.

      Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the effect on the United Kingdom insurance industry of the European Commission directive 2009/138/EC (Solvency II Framework).

      Insurance: Travel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to protect consumers from the practice of automatic opt-ins for insurance and other travel-related services.

      Insurance: Travel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take against travel companies that charge rates above actual costs for telephone helpline services.

      Internet: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Garden of Frognal on 26 March (WA 212), whether the successful 800 MHz licensee will receive any incentives which will...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what legal authority the European Union and the Belgian-based Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) blocked financial...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will discuss with the Government of Israel the release of El Haj Ahmad from administrative detention.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider that action should be taken in an international court on the expulsion of Palestinians from illegally occupied land.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel and to the Palestinian Authority about violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinian residents...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of whether there is state discrimination against Israel's Palestinian citizens; and, if so, what are their conclusions.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel regarding restrictions that prevent access by Palestinian Muslims and Christians to certain holy...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support the democratic process within the Occupied Territories at the next election.

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the United Kingdom and other European Union member states will consider imposing personal sanctions against any settler leaders in the West Bank suspected...

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the two reports from European Union Heads of Mission in Jerusalem concerning the trebling in three years of attacks by settlers...

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel regarding the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law (Temporary Order) 5763, which prohibits...

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel regarding tourism infrastructure being developed by settlers in the West Bank.

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Government of Israel's petition to Israel's Supreme Court to construct a new settlement in the West Bank, for the evacuees...

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take action to ensure that solar panels and other alternative energy generators installed in West Bank villages by international non-governmental...

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 21 March (WA 175), after officials visited Benghazi on 25 February and raised the desecration of war...

      Marine Environment: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether responsibility for safety at sea and the avoidance of pollution around the coasts of Scotland is devolved to the Scottish Executive or is a reserved matter.

      Nanotechnology and Pictoechnology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the development of (1) nanotechnologies, and (2) picotechnologies, in the United Kingdom.

      National Offender Manager Service: Forms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, on the form BUS_UD_PUARF, issued by the National Offender Manager Service, what is the purpose of the option on page 4 of responding "Other" to the question...

      NHS: Private Finance Initiative Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many hospital private finance initiative projects have been undertaken without the approval, at the time the decision was made, of Monitor or the economic...

      Nigeria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Nigeria about ensuring adequate security for religious minorities in the Middle Belt and Northern...

      Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which Afghan non-governmental organisations they have assisted in the last two years, either directly or through international non-governmental aid organisations.

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012: Olympic Truce

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has had with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office about their plans for the implementation of the...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012: Olympic Truce

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Department for International Development has had with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office about their plans for the implementation of the...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012: Olympic Truce

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Northern Ireland Office has had with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office about their plans for the implementation of the United Nations...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012: Olympic Truce

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Scotland Office has had with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office about their plans for the implementation of the United Nations Resolution...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012: Olympic Truce

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Wales Office has had with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office about their plans for the implementation of the United Nations Resolution...

      Overseas Conflict: UK Involvement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether parliamentary approval is required before United Kingdom involvement in any military conflict overseas.

      Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs report How Dispossession Happens, what steps they will take to assist in the...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 15 March (WS 43-4), what are the current and future employer and employee rates of contributions...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 19 March (WA 144), why, if their policy is to use the consumer prices index instead of the retail prices index...

      Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what they mean when using the word "brownfield" in relation to planning.

      Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a minimum size for a brownfield site.

      Police: South Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider initiating an investigation conducted by a Supreme Court judge or judges into the collapse of the Lynette White trial and any related...

      Powers of Entry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Office, James Brokenshire, on 19 March (Official Report, Commons, col. 530)...

      Qatar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from the Government of Qatar in the past three weeks regarding the visit of Sir David Richards to that country.

      Railways: Privatisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were employed in the United Kingdom rail industry, including Network Rail, passenger and freight train operators and their subcontractors, (1) at...

      Roads: Litter

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the total expenditure of public funds by the Highways Agency on litter clearance from motorways and trunk roads in each of the last three years; and...

      Roads: Pedestrians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 20 March (WA 160), whether they will take action, through signage or other measures, to ensure (1) blind and...

      Schools: Building Schools for the Future

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the predicted and actual cost of the Building Schools for the Future programme.

      Schools: Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 16 March (WA 124), what amount of funding was allocated and distributed to special educational needs...

      Schools: Toilets and Washing Facilities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current state of school toilets and washing facilities; and how those facilities will be affected by any changes in...

      Schools: Toilets and Washing Facilities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any link between poor school toilets and washing facilities and continence problems and infection among children.

      Schools: Toilets and Washing Facilities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to ensure that changes in regulation of school toilet and washing facilities will not have a negative impact on children's health and...

      Shipping: Towing Vessels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the emergency towing vessel "Anglian Monarch" was withdrawn from service on the evening of 17 March, rather than at the end of March; and what notice was given...

      Shipping: Towing Vessels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether tugs were available in the vicinity of the Minch when the MV "Flinterspirit" ran aground on the island of Flodday Mor on 19 March; and, if none was...

      Shipping: Towing Vessels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they will put in place to protect mariners and the coastal environment in the north-west of Scotland in the event of vessels running aground or...

      Sierra Leone

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will provide a breakdown, by date and purpose of payment, of the £27.6 million given to the Special Court of Sierra Leone since 2002; what...

      South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will increase their support of non-governmental organisations in South Sudan to offset any shortfalls in state provision of education and health and...

      South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many skilled returnees to South Sudan from Sudan they have assisted with small start-up grants in the past 12 months, and through what channels.

      Sudan and South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received regarding clashes in Sudan on 26 March in the disputed areas of Jau and Pan Akuach, in Unity State and South Kordofan.

      Sudan and South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received regarding attacks by Sudanese forces in the area of Teshwin inside South Sudan; and what representations they have made to the...

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce dynamic modelling to measure the impact of tax changes announced in the Budget; and, if so, when.

      Transport: Eyesight Tests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 21 March (WA 180-1), how many collisions between (1) heavy goods vehicles, (2) buses and coaches, and (3) other...

      Transport: Eyesight Tests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 21 March (WA 179-80), whether they have plans to increase the frequency of eyesight testing for bus and lorry drivers.

      Transport: Eyesight Tests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the percentage of the United Kingdom population whose eyesight meets the visual standards set for driving at age 18 without glasses or...

      Transport: Eyesight Tests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the percentage of (1) car, (2) heavy goods vehicle, and (3) bus and coach drivers, who drive without using glasses or corrective lenses...

      Transport: Semi-trailers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the semi-trailers permitted in the trial that started in January 2012, (1) have a larger blind spot than conventional heavy goods vehicles; (2) pose any...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether United Kingdom or European Union diplomats will be present at the indictment hearing before the 15th Istanbul High Criminal Court (Turkey) in the cases of...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Kurds in Turkey are being detained without trial and subject to torture or sexual harassment.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 19 March (WA 149), whether they now intend to make representations to Turkey about the arrests of Mr...

      Union Learning Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 14 March (WA 82), whether the Union Learning Fund (ULF) has been or will be subject to any reduction in its...

      Vatican

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the relations between the United Kingdom and the Vatican.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 21 March (WA 165), in what circumstances indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom is granted to these who...

      Water Industry (Financial Assistance) Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what Barnett consequential payments would be made to the National Assembly for Wales arising from payments made under the Water Industry (Financial Assistance) Bill.

      Water Management: Purification Units

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many water purification units they have available for emergencies at home or abroad. To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness...

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