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Written answers

Monday, 11 June 2012

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many affordable homes have been built in Coventry since May 2010; and what steps his Department has taken to increase the...

    • Affordable Housing: Newton Abbot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many affordable homes have been (a) started and (b) completed in Newton Abbot constituency since May 2010.

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance he plans to provide parish councils on their general power of competence to provide a rural broadband service to...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department plans to respond to the Cabinet Office's red-tape review.

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which housing regulations currently being consulted on by the Cabinet Office in its red tape review his Department has...

      Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will provide funding for marina projects in seaside resorts.

      Community Development: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding his Department has provided to community projects in the Carnforth area in the last 12 months.

      Council Housing: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether local authorities prioritise housing applications from homeless people who reside in sheltered housing or residential homes.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to promote the refurbishment of empty and vacant homes.

      Empty Property: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many empty homes there are in Bolton Metropolitan Borough.

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities have agreed to participate in the troubled families programme.

      Fires: Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people died in fires caused by cigarettes in 2011.

      First-time Buyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding his Department allocated under the FirstBuy scheme in each region in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, (c) 2013-14 and...

      First-time Buyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many house builders are participating in the Government’s FirstBuy scheme.

      First-time Buyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on promotional material for the Government’s FirstBuy Guarantee scheme.

      Flood Control: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much European regional development fund funding has been given to support flood defence schemes in (a) England and (b)...

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities collect food waste separately from other waste.

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities use anaerobic digesters to dispose of food waste that is collected separately from other waste items.

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to discuss the role local...

      Advertising: Google

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department and its agencies spent on advertising via Google Adwords since May 2010; and for what keywords.

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 30 April 2012, Official Report, columns 1111-2W, on planning permission: green belt, what the...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many affordable homes were constructed by the Homes and Communities Agency in the last six months for which figures...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of (a) households and (b) people in the (i) private rented, (ii) social...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effect of the coming-into-force of the National Planning Policy Framework on the Housing...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what proportion of all new (a) dwellings, (b) affordable homes and (c) homes for social rent in England were (i) flats and...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many meetings the Minister of State for Communities and Local Government has had (a) in total and (b) with journalists since...

      Ministerial Visits: Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on (a) how many occasions and (b) what dates the Minister for Housing and Local Government has undertaken an official visit to...

      Listed Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many listed buildings had (a) approved alterations and (b) alterations carried out in (i) total and (ii) each region in 2011.

      Local Government: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 22 May 2012, Official Report, columns 559-60W, on local government: intellectual property, what...

      Local Government: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 22 May 2012, Official Report, columns 559-60W, on local government: intellectual property, whether any...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many full-time equivalent employees his Department employed in May 2010; and how many it employed at the latest period for...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many full-time equivalent employees have (a) left and (b) been recruited to his Department in the last two years.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what target he has set to reduce headcount across his Department, its non-departmental public bodies and Executive agencies in...

      Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding his Department plans to provide for the restoration of Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) when his Department expects its review of planning guidance to conclude; (2) with reference to the introduction of the...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what key performance indicators his Department plans to use to judge the success of the National Planning Policy Framework.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what timetable his Department has set to review the (a) National Planning Policy Framework and (b) the Localism Act 2011.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on holding referendums on Neighbourhood Plans at the same time as political elections.

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many adults of working age were living in income-deprived households in each (a) local authority area and (b) constituency...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the total amount spent by local authorities on the enforcement of housing quality standards in the private rented sector...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will take steps to encourage closer partnerships between private landlords and local authorities.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has considered providing incentives to encourage private renting rather than home ownership.

      Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of his Department's employees have been made redundant in the last two years.

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether it is his policy that like-for-like replacements under Right to Buy will be (a) provided in the local area, (b) at the...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the oral answer of 12 March 2012, Official Report, column 14, to the hon. Member for Reading East (Mr Wilson)...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many social homes were vacant for a period of more than six months in each local authority area in 2011.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many households with children were on the social housing waiting list in each of the last three years; and how many...

      Social Rented Housing: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to bring forward proposals to ensure local authorities prioritise the needs of armed forces veterans with regard...

      Sustainable Communities Act 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to introduce regulations providing for the involvement rights of people under the Sustainable Communities Act...

      Sustainable Communities Act 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to bring forward regulations arising from the Sustainable Communities Act 2007.

      Sustainable Communities Act 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to bring forward regulations under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007.

      Sustainable Communities Act 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what date he expects to lay regulations under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on how to support voluntary and charitable organisations applying...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether it is his policy that a region that has achieved its renewable energy targets will be able to refuse applications for...

      Wind Power: Lancaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to prevent repeat planning applications for land-based windfarms which have previously been rejected in...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Creative Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has to support the creative industries in the north-east.

    • Creative Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people employed in the creative industries in the north-east in each of the...

      Creative Industries: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has to support the creative industries in the eastern region.

      Creative Industries: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people employed in the creative industries in the eastern region; (2) what...

      Creative Industries: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has to provide support for the creative industries in London.

      Creative Industries: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people employed in the creative industries in London; (2) what estimate he...

      Creative Industries: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what funding his Department has provided for the creative arts in the west end district of Morecambe in the last 18 months.

      Creative Industries: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has to provide support for the creative industries in the South East.

      Creative Industries: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what assessment he has made of the contribution of the creative industries to the economy in the South East; (2) what...

      Blue Plaques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what criteria are used to determine the (a) subject and (b) location of blue plaques.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with BT about improving broadband speeds for businesses; and if he will make a statement.

      Broadband Delivery UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps Broadband Delivery UK is taking as part of the Government’s policy of increasing small business procurement.

      Broadband Delivery UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 15 May 2012, Official Report, column 60W, on broadband, what the dates were of the correspondence...

      Broadband: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will make an assessment of the effect on businesses of slow broadband speeds in Warrington; and if he will make a statement.

      Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has undertaken an impact assessment on the potential effect that the proposed charity tax relief cap on...

      Claims Management Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) Ofcom and (b) independent broadcasters on the number and tone of...

      Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many complaints about the work of his Department and each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies were received...

      Copyright: Journalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has made an assessment of the difficulties experienced by (a) freelance journalists and (b) other self-employed...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many letters to Ministers in his Department were (a) not answered, (b) not answered within six months and (c) not answered...

      Debts Written Off

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much bad debt was written off by his Department in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on the updating of published data in line with the Government's transparency agenda in each...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will list the empty or largely empty buildings owned by his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many buildings owned by his Department and the bodies for which he is responsible have been empty for more than two years;...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the level of (a) procurement and (b) other fraud affecting his Department's spending in (i)...

      Listed Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many listed buildings there are in each region.

      Listed Buildings: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has undertaken an impact assessment on the potential effect of the planned rise in VAT on alterations and repairs...

      Listed Buildings: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department has estimated the number of arts organisations located in listed buildings likely to vacate that...

      Local Broadcasting: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with (a) the Minister for Education and Skills and (b) other Ministers in the Welsh Government on...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what assessment he has made of the deadline by which Everything Everywhere, once it has divested its 1800 MHz spectrum,...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of Ofcom's decision to permit Everything Everywhere to offer 4G service in...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he anticipates that 4G network provision will be opened to additional providers.

      Museums and Galleries: Lancaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what funding his Department has provided for museums in the Lancaster area in the last 12 months.

      Mutual Societies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of full-time equivalent staff who will transfer from his Department, its...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what national lottery grant funding has been given in each parliamentary constituency in each of the last two years.

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the total value of Lottery ticket sales in the Leicester South constituency (a) has been since the National Lottery began...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he has taken to ensure that products from illegal Israeli settlements are not purchased by (a) his Department and...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what his strategy is to make best use of the opportunity afforded by the large number of Sports Ministers from other countries...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department is aware of claims that professional musicians have been asked to perform for free at the Olympic...

      Departmental Administration Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much was spent on the administration of his Department in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many staff working for his Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies are employed through...

      Public Lending Right

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many authors claimed through the Registrar of the Public Lending Right in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Public Lending Right

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the (a) number of and (b) likely cost of redundancies, should the Registrar of the Public Lending...

      Public Lending Right

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether the Government's preferred option for the future of the Public Lending Right scheme will result in jobs being...

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many publications have been issued by his Department since May 2010.

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many (a) circulars and (b) consultation documents were issued by his Department in each of the last two years.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether tourism from England, Scotland and Wales to Northern Ireland is counted as outbound tourism.

  • Transport

    • Agricultural Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the average road distance travelled by agricultural vehicles per annum was in each of the last 10 years; (2) what estimate her Department...

    • Agricultural Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many spot checks the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency carried out on agricultural vehicles in each of the last five years.

      Agricultural Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many oil spillages caused by agricultural vehicles were cleared in the last year for which figures are available; and by whom.

      Airlines and Tour Operators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research her Department has undertaken into consumer awareness of the consequences and protections for consumers when airline or tour operator...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what estimate she has made of the projected payments of the bus service operator's grant to be made to each operator in each year from 2011-12 to...

      Bus Services: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she has taken to increase funding for bus services and to increase the number of routes in the Morecambe Heysham area.

      Bus Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she has any plans to encourage an increase the number of bus stops in villages and hamlets.

      Chiltern Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will review the Chiltern Railways franchise; and if she will make a statement.

      Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many complaints about the work of her Department and each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies were received in (a) 2010-11 and (b)...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much her Department spent on external consultants, including management consultants, in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if she will make a statement.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many letters to Ministers in her Department were (a) not answered, (b) not answered within six months and (c) not answered within three months in...

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much her Department spent on the updating of published data in line with the Government's transparency agenda in each month since September 2011.

      Dover Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what impact assessment her Department carried out on the privatisation of Dover Port; and whether that assessment considered the potential effect of...

      Dover Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much revenue her Department estimates the privatisation of Dover port will raise for the public purse.

      Dover Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department has considered allowing Dover port to become a community interest company.

      Dover Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department will ensure the privatisation of Dover Port will include a clawback mechanism to ensure that any undervaluation of the Port is...

      Driving under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the timescale is for implementation of proposed changes to the drink drive rehabilitation scheme.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the annual cost to (a) her Department and (b) driving licence holders of introducing the EU third directive on driving...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the cost to driving licence holders of replacing or renewing a driving licence in each of the next five years.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the level of (a) procurement and (b) other fraud affecting her Department's spending in (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12; and...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she intends to take to improve capacity at Heathrow airport.

      Highways Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many uninhabited houses the Highways Agency owns in (a) Staffordshire and (b) the UK.

      London Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether she plans to conduct a review of the implementation of the Airports Slot Allocation Regulations 2006; (2) whether she has considered the...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many civil servants in her Department are expected to (a) retire, (b) be made redundant and (c) be recruited up to 2015.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many civil servants in her Department have (a) been made redundant and (b) taken early retirement since May 2010; and how much has been paid in...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she has made an estimate of the maximum reduction in civil servants her Department could make without diminishing its operational capabilities;...

      Departmental Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what dates (a) she, (b) Ministers and (c) senior officials in her Department have met representatives of (i) the Institute for Public Policy...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 10 April 2012 with regard to Mr S. Jackson.

      Mobility Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department plans to take to ensure that users of mobility scooters are properly trained.

      Motor Vehicles: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of evidence used by the European Commission on the level of compliance with emissions limits for (a) L class vehicles and...

      Motor Vehicles: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of evidence used by the European Commission in respect of compliance with roadworthiness regimes for (a) L3 vehicles and...

      Motorists Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many times her Department's Motorists Forum has met since its creation; when it will present its report; and to which Minister it will report.

      Motorists Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the terms of reference are of the Motorists' Forum; and what its membership is.

      Motorways: Emergency Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will take steps to ensure that the emergency telephone network on motorways is equipped with inductive coupler, volume control and text option.

      Mutual Societies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the number of full-time equivalent staff who will transfer from her Department, its non-departmental public bodies and...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on Heathrow airport's preparations for increased passenger...

      Departmental Administration Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was spent on the administration of her Department in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the adequacy of (a) legal and (b) other recourses to settle disputes between public and private parking operators.

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) circulars and (b) consultation documents were issued by her Department in each of the last two years.

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the impact on open cast coal producers from the increases in the cost of rail haulage as proposed by the Office of Rail...

      Railways: Penalty Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people travelling on the Integrated Kent Franchise received a penalty notice in the last three years for which figures are available; and how...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what changes in staffing levels have taken place in each coastguard station since May 2010; and what staffing level changes she expects to take place...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what reports her Department has received on coastguard stations needing staff cover to maintain watches since May 2010.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations her Department has received from the (a) European Union, (b) European Council, (c) European Commission, (d) European Parliament...

      Rescue Services: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of co-operation between the Irish Coastguard and search and rescue missions in Northern Ireland; and...

      Risk Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what strategic or transitional risk registers in each area of policy are held by her Department; and if she will make a statement.

      Road Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to her Department's Structural Reform Plan, April 2012 Update, for what reason her Department's plan to end the need for Government...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to her Department's Strategic Framework for Road Safety, what steps have been taken with respect to point 4.22 of the Framework to...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department has taken in respect of the Strategic Framework for Road Safety to date; and what further steps are planned for...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she decided to reduce the number of carriages as part of the Intercity Express programme; for what reasons the decision was taken; and when...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when financial close for the (a) Thameslink contract and (b) IEP contract will be completed. [R]

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when her Department expects to finalise the location of depots for the intercity express programme fleets for the (a) Great Western and (b) east coast...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate her Department has made of the minimum order of intercity express programme carriages which would be needed to justify a UK assembly facility.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department has made representations to the French Government on levies charged on UK-bound trains by the French rail infrastructure manager RFF.

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she expects to respond to the conclusions of the legal working group on application of the National Minimum Wage Act 1988 to seafarers working on...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Portsmouth South (Mr Hancock) of 23 March 2012, Official Report, column 912W, on shipping: EU law,...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Portsmouth South (Mr Hancock) of 23 March 2012, Official Report, column 912W, on shipping: EU law,...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she holds regular meetings with ministerial colleagues in the Ministry of Defence to discuss (a) flagging and (b) employment trends in the...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2012, Official Report, column 876W, on shipping: treaties, what legal advice she has received on the Maritime...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2012, Official Report, column 876W, on shipping: treaties, with which requirements of the Maritime Labour...

      Shipping: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made on ratification of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea treaty of...

      Sickness Absence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many days of sick leave were taken by staff in her Department in each of the last three years.

      South West Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to her Department's press notice of 8 May 2012, entitled Extra carriages mean more seats for commuters, whether the three new South...

      Thames Estuary Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment her Department has made of the effect of an airport in the Thames Estuary on airspace management.

      Thames Estuary Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she or her officials have received representations from the French, Belgium and Dutch governments on the potential effect of an airport in the...

      Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment her Department has made of the contribution of the transportation sector to the UK economy.

      Bus Travel: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what estimate she has made of the volume of passenger journeys in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister for what reason he proposes to bring forward the start of individual electoral registration from 2014-15.

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he has made an assessment of public perceptions of electoral registration fraud.

      House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the effect of his proposals for reform of the House of Lords on the relationship between the House of Lords and the devolved...

      House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent representations he has received on House of Lords reform.

      Prisoners: Voting Rights

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what steps the Government are taking in respect of the voting rights of prisoners following the judgement given in the Scoppola v Italy (No.3) case by the...

  • Attorney-General

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Attorney-General how many letters to Ministers in the Law Officers’ Department were (a) not answered, (b) not answered within six months and (c) not answered within three months...

    • Driving Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many uninsured drivers were prosecuted in (a) 1997, (b) 2002 and (c) 2011.

      Driving Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General what the average size was of each fraudulent insurance claim for which drivers were prosecuted in the years (a) 1997, (b) 2002 and (c) 2011.

      Driving Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many drivers were prosecuted for making fraudulent insurance claims in the years (a) 1997, (b) 2002 and (c) 2011.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will list the empty or largely empty buildings owned by the Law Officers' Departments; and if he will make a statement.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Attorney-General how many buildings owned by the Law Officers' Departments and the bodies for which he is responsible have been empty for more than two years; and if he will make a...

      Fraud

      To ask the Attorney-General what estimate he has made of the level of (a) procurement and (b) other fraud affecting the Law Officers' Department's spending in (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12; and if...

      Mutual Societies

      To ask the Attorney-General what estimate he has made of the number of full-time equivalent staff who will transfer from the Law Officers’ Departments and their Executive agency workforce...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Debts Written Off

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much bad debt was written off by his Department in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

    • Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what target he has set to reduce headcount across his Department and non-departmental public bodies in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13;...

      Mutual Societies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the number of full-time equivalent staff who will transfer from his Department and its non-departmental public...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff working for his Department and its non-departmental public bodies are employed through off-payroll engagements costing less than...

  • Scotland

    • Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions and correspondence he has had with the Scottish Government on the transitional arrangements following the devolution of stamp duty...

    • Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether there was any discussion at the Joint Ministerial Conference held on 23 May 2012 on the transfer of (a) stamp duty, (b) income tax powers and...

      Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether there was any discussion at the Joint Ministerial Conference held on 23 May 2012 on the recent UK Government consultation on the holding of a...

      Linear Park, Invergordon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Crown Estate about Linear Park, Invergordon; and if he will make a statement.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues in the Cabinet Office on the operation of the Investment and Contract Readiness Fund in Scotland.

  • Wales

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many letters to Ministers in her Department were (a) not answered, (b) not answered within six months and (c) not answered within three months in (i)...

    • Debts Written Off

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much bad debt was written off by her Department in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if she will make a statement.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if she will list the empty or largely empty buildings owned by her Office; and if she will make a statement.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many buildings owned by her Department and the bodies for which she is responsible have been empty for more than two years; and if she will make a...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what estimate she has made of the level of (a) procurement and (b) other fraud affecting her Department's spending in (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12; and if...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what target she has set to reduce headcount across her Department in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if she will make a statement.

  • International Development

    • Chad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his most recent estimate is of the number of people living in poverty in Chad.

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many letters to Ministers in his Department were (a) not answered, (b) not answered within six months and (c) not answered within...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government is taking to publicise amongst businesses its online research tool for UK companies trading in minerals from...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what meetings he attended during his recent trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to the outcomes of the sanitation and water for all meeting, what further steps he plans to take to help developing...

      Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the outcomes of the recent Sanitation and Water for All meeting in Washington.

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many publications have been issued by his Department since May 2010.

      Sudan: South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the humanitarian aid situation in the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains regions between Sudan and South Sudan.

  • Leader of the House

    • Pensions

      To ask the Leader of the House what the pension entitlement is of the holder of the post of (a) Lord Chancellor and (b) Secretary of State for Justice; and if he will make a statement.

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to ban multi-buy promotions for alcohol in England and Wales.

    • Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many breaches of stand-alone antisocial behaviour orders have resulted in custodial sentences in each of the last five years; (2)...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) were granted in the criminal justice system area covering Easington constituency in each of the...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to tackle alcohol-related antisocial behaviour.

      Association of Chief Police Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding her Department plans to provide to the Association of Chief Police Officers for the financial year 2012-13.

      Asylum: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will evaluate the effects of the age assessments dental x-ray pilots; and if she will ensure that young people are consulted as part...

      Benzodiazepines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to EU Council Directive Decision 2008/206/JHA, whether 1-benzylpiperazine is subject to control measures and criminal...

      Closed Circuit Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of criminal cases have been investigated by the police using CCTV evidence in 2012.

      Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints about the work of her Department and each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies were received in (a) 2010-11...

      Confiscation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many confiscation orders have been (a) transmitted to and (b) received from other EU member states under EU Council Framework Decision...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many letters to Ministers in her Department were (a) not answered, (b) not answered within six months and (c) not answered within three...

      Crime: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2012, Official Report, columns 185-90W, on alcoholic drinks, what assessment she has made of any link...

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many criminal cases a warrant has been issued to intercept the content of suspects' emails in the last three months; and if she will...

      Criminal Proceedings: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to EU Council Framework Decision 2008/675/JHA, in what circumstances she envisages that the UK would request special...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to respond to the Twelfth Report from the Science and Technology Committee, Session 2010-12, on Malware and cyber crime.

      Databases: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a notification under the Technical Standards Directive will be required prior to the implementation of the Communications...

      Debts Written Off

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much bad debt was written off by her Department in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if she will make a statement.

      Deportation: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many nationals of other EU member states (a) were deported from the UK to the country of their nationality and (b) faced restrictions on...

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any unaccompanied children were detained for immigration purposes in Wales in (a) 2008, (b) 2009, (c) 2010, (d) 2011 and (e) up to 30...

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of EU Council Framework Decision 2006/960/JHA in simplifying the exchange of information...

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on the updating of published data in line with the Government's transparency agenda in each month since...

      Emergency Services: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of cross border issues arising from the creation of a single (a) police force and (b) fire and rescue service in...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will list the empty or largely empty buildings owned by her Department; and if she will make a statement.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many buildings owned by her Department and the bodies for which she is responsible have been empty for more than two years; and if she...

      Entry Clearances: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2012, Official Report, column 434W, on entry clearances: Pakistan, what the longest time was between the...

      Eurojust

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of EU Council Decision 2008/426/JHA on strengthening Eurojust.

      Extradition Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what she plans to respond to the review of the UK's extradition arrangements by Lord Justice Scott Baker.

      Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of forced marriages in (a) Lancashire and (b) England in each of the last five years.

      Fur Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the extent of the illegal animal fur trade in London; and what plans she has to reduce such trade.

      Human Trafficking Ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who attended the April 2012 meeting of the Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group on Human Trafficking; what items were on the group’s...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Burnley of 17 May 2012, Official Report, column 256W, on human trafficking: children, what...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 19 April 2012, Official Report, column 459W, on human trafficking: children, how many UK nationals were...

      Immigration controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements her Department has put in place to ensure improvement in the event that the UK Border Force does not meet the target times...

      Immigration controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements she is establishing to measure the length of time passengers queue at airports on arrival in the UK.

      Immigration controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the passports presented to UK Border Agency staff at desks designated for UK and EU passport holders which were screened...

      Immigration Controls: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) detentions and (c) customs seizures there were at UK entry ports in (i) April 2012, (ii) April 2011 and (iii) April 2010.

      Immigration: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will estimate (a) the number of asylum seekers resident in and (b) the level of net migration into Lancashire in the most recent...

      Investigatory Powers Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects the Investigatory Powers Tribunal to publish its 2011 annual report; and if she will make a statement.

      Khat: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the level of smuggling of khat from the UK by organised crime and terrorist groups.

      Larne Detention Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has taken to enable detainees in Larne Detention Centre to access legal advice.

      Licensed Premises: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 15 May 2012, Official Report, column 65W, on licensed premises: security, (1) if she will set a date by when the...

      Licensing Laws: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on the number of alcohol licences revoked by the London borough of Enfield since the coming into force...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to answer the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 16 April 2012 with regard to Mr M. Ayub.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to answer the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 16 April 2012 with regard to Mr S. A. Hasan.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to answer the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 18 April 2012 with regard to Mr G. Fletcher.

      Mutual Societies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of full-time equivalent staff who will transfer from her Department, its non-departmental public...

      Departmental Administration Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on the administration of her Department in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average processing time was from time of receipt to time of dispatch to applicant for passport postal applications received by the...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions the Identity and Passport Service has not met its obligation in applicable service level agreements on passport postal...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff working for her Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies are employed through off-payroll...

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what process she has put in place in respect of the management of historic data and information held by police authorities following...

      Police and Crime Commissioners: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 22 May 2012, Official Report, column 600W, on police and crime commissioner elections, who will be responsible for...

      Police: Court Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effects on her policies of the judgement on 17 May on journalistic material collected at Dale Farm and...

      Police: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had on the remuneration on retirement for senior police officers who have been found to have committed disciplinary...

      Police: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress she has made on rural policing; and if she will make a statement.

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 15 May 2012, Official Report, column 67W, on proceeds of crime, how the sums provided to the bodies listed were...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what her policy is on distribution of the proceeds of crime; (2) what steps she takes to allow community projects to utilise the...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the value was of proceeds of crime in the UK in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011.

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of EU Council Decision 2007/845/JHA in tracing and identifying the proceeds of crime.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish a statement of her Department's expenditure in each of the last 36 months; and what steps she is taking to avoid an...

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) circulars and (b) consultation documents were issued by her Department in each of the last two years.

      Security: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of EU Council Decision 2007/412/JHA in improving security at football matches.

      Suicide: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will give the National Crime Agency responsibility for the monitoring of suicide recipe sites; and if she will make a statement.

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many call centres provide services for her Department and the bodies for which she is responsible; and how many such call centres are...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the 2007 Agreement between the US and the EU on the processing and transfer...

      Metal Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of metal theft in (a) Newton Abbot constituency and (b) the South West in (i) 2010 and (ii) 2011.

      Metal Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions her Department has had with the British Transport Police fusion intelligence unit regarding export of stolen metal.

      Metal Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will order a review into the export of stolen scrap metal.

      Theft: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of reported robberies and thefts have involved a mobile telephone handset in each of the last five years.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration she has given to bringing back in house each of the contracts currently held between the UK Border Agency and private...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the annual outturn cost has been for each contract between the UK Border Agency and private sector providers in each of the last five years.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what cost savings have been achieved on each of the contracts held between the UK Border Agency and private sector providers; and if she will...

  • Defence

    • Cadet Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to increase the number of cadet forces.

    • Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent representations he has received on the cost to the public purse of military operations in Libya.

      Scottish Independence: Defence Implications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the defence industry of independence for Scotland.

      Army Regimental Structure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had on the structure of regiments in the Army.

      Scottish Independence: Royal Navy Construction Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the potential effect of independence for Scotland on Royal Navy construction projects.

      Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will investigate whether Mr Adam Werritty was present at any meetings between (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and representatives...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what external assistance and technical consultancy his Department commissioned for the work to assess the costs, risks and technical feasibility of...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff of his Department were employed on a (a) part-time and (b) full-time basis on work to assess the costs, risks and technical feasibility of...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations Ministers in his Department have received on the technical difficulties of converting a Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier to a...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people worked on the Concept Development Phase looking at the installation of catapult and arrestor gear in (a) the UK and (b) the US.

      Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when his Department plans to publish the next military covenant report.

      Armed Forces: Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) established strength, (b) current manning and (c) number of personnel from the Commonwealth is in the (i) Royal Armoured Corps, (ii)...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the (a) war and (b) disability pension of a soldier is stopped if that soldier is sentenced to imprisonment following conviction of a criminal...

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether he proposes that any personnel who have served or are serving in Afghanistan will be made redundant as a result of his planned Army...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to take a decision on the future procurement of a further tranche of the Light Protected Patrol Vehicle Foxhound.

      Awe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much was spent by the Atomic Weapons Establishment on research by UK universities in each of the last three years; (2) whether research...

      Awe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the asset valuation of Atomic Weapons Establishment (a) Aldermaston and (b) Burghfield is.

      Awe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether (a) the Atomic Weapons Establishment and (b) his Department have conducted a Review, Learn, and Improve analysis of the decision to cancel...

      Awe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many French representatives are permanently stationed (a) at the Atomic Weapons Establishment and (b) in his Department's Strategic Systems Executive.

      Awe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when Project Pegasus at the Atomic Weapons Establishment is (a) scheduled to receive Main Gate approval and (b) scheduled to enter into commission.

      Awe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) and the US Y-12 National Security...

      Awe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on which dates representatives of the Government have met representatives of the US Administration to discuss co-operation on the enriched uranium...

      Awe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many representatives of the US Administration are permanently stationed at (a) the Atomic Weapons Establishment and (b) his Department's Strategic...

      Chiefs of Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the next (a) First Sea Lord and (b) Chief of the Air Staff to assume their roles.

      Chinook Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his statement of 14 May 2012, Official Report, columns 261-65, on what the projected manufacture costs of the 14 new Chinooks announced in...

      Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many complaints about the work of his Department and each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies were received in (a) 2010-11 and (b)...

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the annual cost is of the British military bases in Cyprus by type of expenditure.

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department has spent on housing for service personnel in Cyprus since May 2010.

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to the public purse was of the review of British military bases in Cyprus conducted by Lord Ashcroft of Chichester.

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whom Lord Ashcroft of Chichester consulted as part of his review of British military bases in Cyprus.

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel are currently stationed in British military bases in Cyprus; and how many are planned to be stationed there in May (a) 2013,...

      Debts Written Off

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much bad debt was written off by his Department in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

      Defence: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when his Department expects to make a decision on the future management of the fuel storage and distribution facility at Yonderberry managed by Defence...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral statement of 14 May 2012, Official Report, column 262, on defence budget and transformation, over what period the equipment and...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his oral statement of 14 May 2012, Official Report, column 262, on defence budget and transformation, what the remaining 55% of his...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral statement of 14 May 2012, Official Report, column 263, on Defence budget and transformation, which armoured fighting vehicles are...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what revisions his Department has made to the funding profile of the Solomon programme following Defence Intelligence provision of a Single Intelligence...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2012, Official Report, column 721W, on defence: procurement, what assumption was made in Planning Round 2012 of the...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2012, Official Report, column 721W, on defence: procurement, whether additional funding will be provided by HM Treasury...

      Falkland Islands: Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will ensure that there is military support helicopter provision available in the Falkland Islands once the search and rescue privatisation has been...

      Future Large Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect on delivery of the propeller gear box problems affecting A400M aircraft.

      Germany: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress he has made in re-basing those elements of the armed forces currently based in Germany.

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what steps the Royal Navy has taken in response to incursions into the waters around Gibraltar between 14 and 20 May 2012; (2) what his policy is...

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the recent activity of the Royal Navy has been in response to the actions of the Spanish Guardia Civil in British Territorial Waters off Gibraltar;...

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times vessels from the Spanish Guardia Civil have entered British Territorial Waters or any Gibraltarian port in the last seven days.

      Harrier Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many redundancies were made in the (a) Royal Navy, (b) RAF and (c) MOD civilian workforce following the Government's decision to sell the Harrier fleet.

      HMS Plymouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information his Department holds on the present structural condition of HMS Plymouth.

      Horn of Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what support his Department plans to provide to Somaliland and countries in the Horn of Africa in the remainder of this Parliament.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken to ensure products from illegal Israeli settlements are not purchased by (a) his Department and (b) the armed forces, whether...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role the National Security Council played in the decision to procure the short takeoff and vertical landing variant of the Joint Strike Fighter.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many units of the F35B his Department plans to procure; and over what period.

      Littoral Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost was of the Goalkeeper weapon system purchased for Albion Class amphibious assault vessels.

      Departmental Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what dates (a) he, (b) Ministers and (c) senior officials in his Department have met representatives of (i) the Institute for Public Policy Research,...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 30 April 2012, Official Report, column 716W, on the Armed Forces, when he plans to write to the hon. Member for Houghton...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the Joint Precision Aerial Delivery System to be in operation.

      Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel his Department plans to train to operate STOVL aircraft.

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has budgeted for conversion of RAF bases to accommodate troops returning from Germany and Cyprus (a) up to 2015 and (b) between...

      Mutual Societies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of full-time equivalent staff who will transfer from his Department, its non-departmental public bodies and...

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what NATO standardisation agreements the UK is party to.

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how the UK will achieve the NATO Smart Defence initiative for organising theatre entry points for allies.

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which NATO (a) education and (b) training institutes are located in the UK.

      NATO: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how he plans to work with his NATO counterparts to achieve the goals of the Connected Forces Initiative.

      NATO: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what consideration he has given to becoming a full member of the NATO Allied Ground Surveillance System; (2) if he will estimate the value of UK...

      Navy: International Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with which other navies Royal Navy vessels can operate a network-enabled data exchange.

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of dismantling the Nimrod MRA4 fleet by Metal and Waste Recycling Limited.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the terms of reference were for the review of the Nuclear Weapons Capability Sustainment Programme in 2010; what changes were made to the programme...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the safety case for the road transport of nuclear weapons was last amended and approved.

      Departmental Administration Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on the administration of his Department in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

      Ordnance Board: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 16 October 2001, Official Report, column 1141W, on the Ordnance Project Board, if he will place in the Library a copy of...

      Patrol Craft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost was for the Scanter 4100 air search radar purchased for the River Class Offshore Patrol Vessel.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the annual private finance initiative payment was to (a) SD Marine Services Ltd and (b) Smit Ltd in each of the last three years.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish a statement of his Department's expenditure in each of the last 36 months; and what steps his Department is taking to avoid an annual...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether that part of his Department's budget that is outside the equipment and support budget will be subject to a rise of one per cent above inflation...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the likely growth rate of his Department's budget outside his Department's equipment budget from 2015 onwards.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will ensure that his Department's budget outside the Committed Core Equipment programme will be protected from real terms reduction in the period...

      Public Sector Mutuals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many new public sector mutuals were created or spun-off by his Department in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

      RAF Leuchars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether Air Traffic Control radar services at RAF Leuchars will cease in the event that there is a drawdown of the Typhoon force at the station;...

      RAF Leuchars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate his Department has made of the cost of the Typhoon simulator at RAF Leuchars.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 30 April 2012, Official Report, column 1129W, on rescue services, how many (a) training and (b) flying hours per month...

      RM Condor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what investigations his Department has undertaken to assess radium contamination at RM Condor; (2) what permanent monitoring and reporting...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many reviews of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary have been conducted by his Department since 1982; and what the cost was of conducting each review. [R]

      SD Marine Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many SD Marine Services Ltd vessels of each type are based in each location in Scotland.

      Sea King Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has decided on a replacement for the Sea King helicopters.

      Sea Wolf Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's current inventory of operational Sea Wolf missiles is; and if he will make a statement.

      Merchant Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many reviews of his Department's merchant shipping needs have been conducted since 1982; and how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) the...

      Merchant Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when his Department last reviewed the UK's strategic requirements for merchant vessels; what conclusions were reached; and if he will place a copy of any...

      Merchant Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment his Department has made of the availability of British merchant seafarers to operate merchant vessels requisitioned to respond to...

      Merchant Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what his policy is on the (a) registration, (b) ownership and (c) crewing of merchant vessels chartered by his Department for use in strategic...

      Tomahawk Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's current inventory of operational Tomahawk missiles is; and if he will make a statement.

      Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he proposes that the accident report for the crash of the Tornado GR4 on 27 January 2011 will be released.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total projected cost is of the Trident renewal programme; and whether this is included in his Department's committed core equipment programme.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the dates are of (a) past and (b) planned test firings of Trident D5 missiles.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the planned end-of-service date is for each of the Vanguard Class submarines.

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with representatives of the Government of (a) Turkey, (b) Brazil, (c) Australia, (d) Malaysia, (e) India and (f) Canada on...

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the cost of developing the Global Combat Ship.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions Type 45 vessels have suffered a total electrical failure in the last five years.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the reliability of (a) power generation and (b) the main bus bars of the fleet of Type 45 vessels.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost for the SMART-L air search radars purchased for the Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers was in the latest...

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he has made an assessment of recent trends in the number of websites offering guidance on home abortions; what steps he is taking to...

    • Antidepressants: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions for each selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant were issued in each quarter of 2011.

      Antidepressants: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many antidepressants were prescribed each year in each region of the UK in each year for which figures are available.

      Antidepressants: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the proportion of (a) adults and (b) children who were prescribed anti-depressants in the last 12 months for which figures are...

      Asthma: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether his Department has any plans to discuss with the Department for Education the creation of an exemption in the Medicines Regulations to allow...

      Breasts: Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what meetings (a) Earl Howe, the Under-Secretary of State with responsibility for quality, (b) officials in his Department and (c) members of the Expert...

      Breasts: Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the membership is of his Department's Expert Group on PIP breast implants; and what the declared financial interests are of each member; (2)...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether his Department plans to conduct the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey on an annual basis; (2) what recent discussions officials in...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will review the exclusion of cancer patients from the Hospital Episode Statistics readmission rates; and what steps his Department is taking to...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence technology appraisals for cancer were (a) recommended, (b) optimised, (c) classed...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which drugs have been funded through the Cancer Drugs Fund since its creation; and how many patients have received each drug.

      Cardiovascular System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation payments scheme in improving care for patients with acute...

      Cardiovascular System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions officials in his Department have had with patient groups on the development of the Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the outcome of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence's initial consultation on the use of balloon angioplasty as a treatment...

      Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to review the regulatory framework for adaptive trials in order to encourage sponsorship of adaptive trial designs.

      Drugs: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of progress against his objective to introduce a new value-based system of pricing for medicines when the Pharmaceutical...

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment his Department has carried out of whether there are health risks associated with electronic cigarettes; (2) whether his Department...

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure that GPs receive adequate training and support to commission infertility treatments.

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to monitor the cost of infertility treatment in private clinics.

      Fluoride: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the use of industrial grade hexafluorosilicic acid in UK water fluoridation schemes.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the level of (a) procurement and (b) other fraud affecting his Department's spending in (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12; and if...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to issue contracts of employment to the chairs of clinical commissioning groups; and if so when he plans to do so.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) average salary and (b) highest total remuneration was for GPs in (i) England and (ii) each strategic health authority region in the latest...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS paid out to retired GPs as part of the NHS pension scheme in each financial year since 1997-98; and how many retired GPs received an NHS...

      Health Services: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the likely revenue to the public purse if interest payments had been levied on other European Economic Area member states and...

      Health Services: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) hat assessment he has made of the reason for the increase in income to the NHS from overseas visitors under non-reciprocal arrangements in 2010-11;...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were treated by the NHS under the provisions of a European Health Insurance Card in each of the last 10 years; and what proportion of...

      Health Services: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provisions he has put in place to prevent Foundation Trusts charging for treating NHS patients resident in Scotland on the grounds that it is not...

      Health Services: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will issue guidance to commissioners of sign language interpreters in the NHS to ensure that only fully qualified interpreters are used during...

      Home Care Services: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) Ashfield and (b) Nottinghamshire had home care services fully paid by their local authority in the last two years for which figures...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the bed-to-qualified-staff ratio in (a) England, (b) each foundation trust and (c) each acute trust in each of the last five years.

      Hospitals: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps have been taken by his Department to ensure that (a) patients receive adequate nutrition while in hospital, (b) patients receive adequate...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what target he has set to reduce headcount across his Department, its non-departmental public bodies and executive agencies in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12...

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many places for (a) student midwives, (b) student doctors and (c) student nurses there were in each region in each academic year since 1997-98.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) student midwives, (b) student doctors and (c) student nurses were in receipt of a bursary in each academic year since 1997-98; what the...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times the Care Quality Commission called on clinical associates to assist in making regulatory judgments which have a specialist mental health...

      Mental Health Services: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to improve pathways through secure mental health services to reduce the long waiting times for prison transfers when...

      Mental Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to enable local groups working with veterans to access public funds to help them deal with individuals who have mental health problems.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people in each (a) socio-economic, (b) ethnic and (c) age group were diagnosed with a mental health condition in each of the last 10 years;...

      Methadone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the efficacy and value for money that might be obtained by using non-racemic levo and dextro-methadones instead...

      Mutual Societies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of full-time equivalent staff who will transfer from his Department, its non-departmental public bodies and...

      NHS: Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many charitable donations were received by each NHS organisation in each financial year since 1997-98; and what the total amount of these donations was.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average time was for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to make a decision on the licensing of new drugs for use in the...

      NHS: Interest Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the cost and likely implications for the NHS if the UK were subject to commercial interest rates of 6.5 per cent.

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of retired members of the NHS pension scheme who are in receipt of (a) £142,500 or more and (b) £150,000...

      NHS: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost to the NHS was of employing (a) managers and senior managers, (b) consultants, (c) GPs, (d) nurses and (e) all other staff in each...

      NHS: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS staff were made redundant who were subsequently re-employed by the NHS in each financial year between 1997 and 2010; and what the total cost...

      NHS: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of backlog maintenance for the NHS estate in England was, by level of assessed risk, in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

      NHS: Telephone Numbering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS bodies have changed their telephone number since directions on the use of 084 numbers were issued in December 2009.

      Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the acquisition of North Cumbria University Hospital Trust by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation has been delayed; and if he will take...

      Nurses: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many and what proportion of (a) secondary schools and (b) associated primary school clusters are served by a full-time school nurse in (i)...

      Nurses: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many qualified school nurses there were in (a) Washington and Sunderland West constituency and (b) England in each of the last three years.

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in each (a) socio-economic, (b) ethnic and (c) age group underwent weight-loss operations in each of the last 10 years.

      Oestrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an assessment of the amount of oestrogen in drinking tap water; and if he will make an assessment of the amount of oestrogen found in...

      Departmental Administration Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on the administration of his Department in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many donated organs were discarded by the NHS in each financial year since 1997-98.

      Out-patients: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost to the NHS is of a missed out-patient appointment.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to support awareness of palliative care facilities and services.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was of palliative care in acute hospitals in England and Wales in (a) 2009, (b) 2010 and (c) 2011.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what requirements are placed on hospitals to inform next of kin when a “do not resuscitate” order is put in place; and if he will make a statement.

      Postgraduate Education: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department provided for postgraduate course fees at higher education institutions in England in 2011-12.

      Primary Care Trusts: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been allocated to each primary care trust in the North West in 2012-13; and if he will estimate the funding that they would receive...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will consider including one and five-year survival rates for prostate cancer in the NHS Outcomes Framework.

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many publications have been issued by his Department since May 2010.

      Sexually Transmitted Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in each (a) socio-economic, (b) ethnic and (c) age group were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease in each of the last 10 years.

      Sickness Absence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the rate of sickness absence was in each (a) NHS organisation and (b) non-NHS independent sector treatment centre in each year since 1997-98; and how...

      Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many social care workers were (a) employed in and (b) recruited to the NHS in each year since 1997-98.

      Surgery: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which health authorities have a policy of not operating on women aged over 35 years who have ruptured anterior cruciate ligaments.

      Tranquilisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria his Department applies to determine whether patients are addicted to tranquilisers.

      Tranquillisers: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what dedicated withdrawal services are provided for involuntary tranquilliser addiction in (a) South Cambridgeshire, (b) Sutton and Cheam and (c)...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether new vaccines will be included in the proposed value-based pricing scheme or continue to be procured via a tender process.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what the average salary is at the Equality and Human Rights Commission for (a) ethnic minority staff, (b) white ethnic background staff, (c) men and...

  • Treasury

    • Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likely risks to the banking system of the financial situation in Spain.

    • Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information his Department holds on the proportion of UK bank customers who bank with (a) Barclays, (b) HSBC, (c) LloydsTSB and (d) RBS.

      Building Societies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many building societies were registered in the UK in (a) 1985, (b) 1995, (c) 2005 and (d) 2011.

      Business: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much finance has been allocated under the National Loan Guarantee scheme in each region and constituent part of the UK in the last 12 months; (2)...

      Business: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Bank of England's quantitative easing programme on bank lending to small business; and if he will...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases of child benefit fraud his Department investigated in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much funding he has allocated to the marketing of changes to child benefit for higher rate taxpayers.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the Office for National Statistics on whether the payments to be made to HM Revenue and Customs by higher rate taxpayers in...

      Community Development

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research his Department has undertaken on the effect on community groups of the removal of the zero rate of VAT for alterations to listed buildings in...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many letters to Ministers in his Department were (a) not answered, (b) not answered within six months and (c) not answered within three months in (i)...

      Crown Estate

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2012, Official Report, column 422W, on the Crown Estate, if he will publish the minutes of the Crown Estate's remuneration...

      Debts Written Off

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much bad debt was written off by his Department in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on the updating of published data in line with the Government's transparency agenda in each month since September 2011.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many buildings owned by his Department and the bodies for which he is responsible have been empty for more than two years; and if he will make a statement.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Leicester

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many representations he has received on Equitable Life from policy holders resident in Leicester South constituency.

      Excise Duties: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of revenue lost due to excise duty fraud in each of the last five years.

      Tax Returns: Confidentiality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he sought legal advice on the compatability of Schedule 1, paragraph 2 to the Finance (No. 4) Bill 2012 with the principle of confidentiality...

      Industrial and Provident Societies Act 2002

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) on which occasions the power under section 2 of the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 2002 has been utilised; and if he will make a statement;...

      Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the IMF's suggestion that the Bank of England should reassess the efficacy of cutting interest rates below 0.5%; and if he...

      JP Morgan

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the potential effect on (a) future availability of mortgage finance and (b) the cost of such finance of JP Morgan's purchases...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what target he has set to reduce headcount across his Department, its non-departmental public bodies and executive agencies in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he intends to answer the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton (Sir Gerald Kaufman) of 26 March 2012 with regard to Mr Shaun Gordon.

      Mutual Societies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of full-time equivalent staff who will transfer from his Department, its non-departmental public bodies and...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the number of businesses that have participated in the national insurance holiday.

      Non-domestic Rates: Public Houses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to harmonise business rates for public houses from pub turnover basis to the normal ground rates applicable to other small business...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many letters have been sent to individuals on incorrect payment of PAYE tax since March 2011; and whether his Department has made an estimate of the...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 30 April 2012, Official Report, column 1197W, on PAYE, what steps his Department is taking to reconcile payment information...

      Peers: Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost was of Peers' allowances to the public purse in each year from 2000 to 2011.

      Personal Service Company Arrangements

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps HM Revenue and Customs takes to check that individuals are genuinely involved in a business which would allow them to have personal service...

      Personal Service Company Arrangements

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of personal service company arrangements in the private sector.

      Personal Service Company Arrangements

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will require HM Revenue and Customs to interview those applying for a personal service company arrangement in order to assess that it is genuine.

      Personal Service Company Arrangements

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the amount a person would save annually in income tax if they earned annually (a) £1,000,000, (b) £750,000, (c) £500,000,...

      Publications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many publications have been issued by his Department since May 2010.

      Publications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) circulars and (b) consultation documents were issued by his Department in each of the last two years.

      Revenue and Customs: Customer Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average (a) call waiting time and (b) number of staff allocated to respond to calls was for HM Revenue and Customs PAYE tax code helpline 0845 3000...

      Revenue and Customs: Customer Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the number of callers to HM Revenue and Customs PAYE tax code helpline 0845 3000 627 waiting to be answered at any one time was (a) on average and (b)...

      Revenue and Customs: Customer Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 1 May 2012, Official Report, column 1534W, on the Behavioural Sciences Unit, what the change in wording in letters sent out...

      Revenue and Customs: Customer Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many UK HM Customs and Revenue officers are based in China; and how many have been based in China in each of the last five years.

      Revenue and Customs: Customer Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much income was generated by the HM Revenue and Customs' helpline in (a) 2009, (b) 2010 and (c) 2011.

      Royal Bank of Canada

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Royal Bank of Canada falls within the remit of the Independent Banking Commission.

      Royal Bank of Canada

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to investigate allegations of wrongdoing at the Royal Bank of Canada.

      Tax Allowances: Charitable Donations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish his assessment of the cost to charities of limiting tax reliefs which individuals can claim.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps his Department is taking to prevent UK-based nationals from using offshore arrangements to minimise their income tax; (2) if he will...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when he expects the development of techniques for direct social cost benefit analysis to be completed; and when he expects such techniques to form...

      VAT: Listing Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will publish his assessment of the effect on charities which are not places of worship of his decision to withdraw the VAT zero rate of...

      VAT: Listing Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the financial effects of his proposals for VAT on caravans on the holidays and parks homes industry.

      VAT and Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total yield from (a) VAT and (b) excise duty was in each of the last two years.

      VAT: Bakery Products

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he has received any representations from bakeries of the cost incurred from changing their heated cabinets as a result of the planned changes...

      VAT: Bakery Products

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on the number of people employed in bakeries of the introduction of VAT on freshly baked goods.

      VAT: Caravans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to publish draft legislation on static caravan holiday homes.

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in order to achieve the savings set out in the Budget 2012 Red Book for 2012-13 of £550 million from an increased working tax credit requirement for...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many letters to Ministers in his Department were (a) not answered, (b) not answered within six months and (c) not answered within...

    • Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department spent on the updating of published data in line with the Government's transparency agenda in each month since...

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people are seconded to his Department to work on electricity market reform; and from where they are seconded.

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people have been seconded to his Department to work on electricity market reform since May 2010; and from where they are seconded.

      Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on the development of a common language between smart appliances and the smart grid.

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the answer of 20 December 2011, Official Report, column 1160W, on electricity: prices, what his latest estimate is of...

      Electricity: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what capacity of new electricity generation above 50 megawatts is expected to be built in Wales in the next five years.

      Electricity: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the building of new electricity generation above 50 megawatts in Wales.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will list the empty or largely empty buildings owned by his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many buildings owned by his Department and the bodies for which he is responsible have been empty for more than two years; and if...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the written answer of 18 April 2012, Official Report, column 364W, on energy, how many consumers switched energy...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether suppliers which do not intend to use the data communications company will be required to sign the Smart Energy Code.

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the effect on household energy bills of (a) the European Emissions Trading Scheme, (b) feed-in...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to page 26 of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2010-11, what projections he has made of likely performance...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of collective purchasing in the energy market.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the average amount paid by residential users for (a) electricity and (b) gas in (i) Wales, (ii) Scotland, (iii)...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the oral answer of 16 May 2012, Official Report, column 562, on collective switching, what steps he has taken to encourage...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the oral answer of 16 May 2012, Official Report, column 563, on energy prices, what the evidential basis is for the...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on the European Commission's proposal to review European Union Allowances under the EU emissions trading scheme.

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on the linking of the EU Emissions Trading System to the South Korean emissions trading scheme.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the level of (a) procurement and (b) other fraud affecting his Department's spending in (i) 2010-11 and...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the number of households in fuel poverty in (a) Coventry, (b) Coventry North East constituency...

      Fuel Poverty: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the number of people who are in fuel poverty in Wales.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the annual fuel poverty statistics report, how many homes with two or more of non-gas central heating (or no central...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Green Deal on the number of customers switching between energy suppliers.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what research his Department has commissioned to support its work on the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation; what the cost was of...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the total spend to date by his Department has been on administering the introduction of (a) the Green Deal and (b) Energy Company...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change who the members are of all current working groups in his Department working on the Green Deal.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what definition of a hard to treat cavity wall his Department uses; and how many hard to treat cavity walls his Department estimates...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of empty lofts which have not yet been insulated.

      Hunterston B Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on how many occasions the Office for Nuclear Regulation inspected the Hunterston B nuclear plant in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012 to date.

      Hunterston B Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when the Office for Nuclear Regulation last inspected the Hunterston B nuclear power plant.

      Hunterston B Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when the Office for Nuclear Regulation next plans to inspect the Hunterston B nuclear power plant.

      Hunterston B Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the safety provisions at the Hunterston B nuclear power plant.

      Industry Contact Group On Distributed Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish a list of the members of the Industry Contact Group on Distributed Energy, together with the date, agenda and...

      Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make it his policy that the UK Government delegation to the 35th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

      Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make it his policy that the UK Government delegation to the 35th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what target he has set to reduce headcount across his Department and non-departmental public bodies in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c)...

      Mutual Societies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of full-time equivalent staff who will transfer from his Department and its non-departmental...

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the oral answer of 17 May 2012, Official Report, column 681, on shale gas, if he will place a transcript of the seminar on...

      Natural Gas: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the oral answer of 17 May 2012, Official Report, column 690, what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Welsh...

      Nuclear Power Stations: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the European Commission on the extent to which revenue support for new nuclear under his proposals for...

      Offshore Industry: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect on safety in the offshore energy sector of the practical difficulties for trade unions of...

      Offshore Industry: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what guidance he provides to employers in the offshore energy sector on the election of safety representatives; and what his policy is...

      Departmental Administration Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much was spent on the administration of his Department in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many staff working for his Department and its non-departmental public bodies are employed through off-payroll engagements costing...

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) circulars and (b) consultation documents were issued by his Department in each of the last two years.

      Radioactive Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the licensing process of the National Nuclear Laboratory to refine, sell and export non-prolific nuclear...

      Radioactive Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the answer of 30 April 2012, Official Report, column 1222W, on heating: radioactive materials, what radionuclides are...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the oral answer of 17 May 2012, Official Report, column 671, on feed-in tariffs, what the evidential basis is for the...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department have taken to develop a framework for giving developers comfort in advance of decisions concerning feed-in...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether any letters of comfort have been (a) sought or (b) given to any developer in advance of decisions concerning feed-in tariffs...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will review the proposed change to the feed-in-tariff rate due to take effect on 1 July 2012.

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the advanced conversion technology industry of the renewables obligation banding...

      RenewableUK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether any of the staff working in his Department have previously been seconded to RenewableUK.

      RenewableUK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether any of RenewableUK's (a) directors and (b) other employees have been seconded to his Department.

      RenewableUK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether RenewableUK has provided consultancy or advisory services to his Department; and if so, how much it was paid for these services.

      RenewableUK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what meetings his Department has had with (a) directors and (b) other employees of RenewablesUK in (i) the House of Commons and (ii)...

      RenewableUK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what hospitality (a) he, (b) his predecessor and (c) staff in his Department have received from RenewablesUK since May 2010.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the oral answer of 17 May 2012, Official Report, column 674, on Warm Front, how many complaints about Warm Front were made...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the written answer of 19 April 2012, Official Report, column 491W, on the Warm Front scheme, how many applications for a...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what process his Department used to commission BiGGAR Economics to prepare a report on the investment and jobs provided by the...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department produces its own statistics on numbers of turbines which are operational and in the planning process; and...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the press release of 7 May on new research on the economic benefit of onshore wind, for what reason the press release...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on onshore wind farms.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Average Earnings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average earnings were of (a) full-time male, (b) full-time female, (c) part-time male and (d) part-time female workers in (i) Sevenoaks...

    • Average Earnings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average earnings were of (a) full-time male, (b) full-time female, (c) part-time male and (d) part-time female workers in (i) Mid Sussex...

      Big Lottery Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2012, Official Report, column 763W, on Big Lottery Fund, if he will publish the minutes of the meetings referred to in...

      Big Society and Localism Ministerial Group

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to his answer of 11 January 2012, Official Report, column 320W, on what dates the informal ministerial group on big society and localism...

      Big Society Capital

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what strategic or transitional risk registers relating to Big Society Capital are held by his Department; if he will publish any such registers; and if...

      Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of payments made by his Department to small and medium-sized enterprises have been paid late since May 2010.

      Cancer: Males

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which are the most common cancers in men in England.

      Charities Act 2006 Review

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much the review of the Charities Act 2006 led by Lord Hodgson has cost to date; how much it is expected to cost; what remuneration he is expected to...

      Civil Service Learning Contract

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many contracts have been awarded to small and medium-sized businesses under the Civil Service Learning contract since its inception.

      Companies: Newton Abbot

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) manufacturing and (b) construction firms are located in Newton Abbot constituency.

      Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much his Department spent on external consultants, including management consultants, in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

      Efficiency and Reform Group

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many staff were assigned to the Efficiency and Reform Group in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; how many staff are currently assigned to the Group; what...

      Efficiency and Reform Group

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what meetings members of the Reward, Efficiency and Reform Group have attended in each region; and what expenses were claimed in relation to each meeting.

      Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of employees in (a) Sevenoaks constituency and (b) the South East were employed in the public sector in each of the last...

      Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were employed by (a) small and (b) medium-sized businesses in (i) Sevenoaks constituency and (ii) Kent local authority area in each of...

      Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were employed by (a) small and (b) medium-sized businesses in (i) Mid Sussex constituency and (ii) West Sussex local authority area in...

      Every Business Commits Scheme

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the Answer of 24 January 2012, Official Report, column 231W, on the third sector, what performance indicators his Department uses to...

      Food Waste

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2012, Official Report, column 23W, on food waste, if he will meet with relevant experts to discuss how to implement a...

      Complaints

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many applications have been made under the internal disputes resolution procedure within Government departments; and how many such applications have...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when Government procurement card spending for each department will next be published on data.gov.uk; and what guidance his Department issues on the...

      Hay Group

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department has any staff seconded from Hay Group; what the terms of their engagement with the Reward, Efficiency and Reform Group are; and...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the red-amber warning given in the Major Projects Authority's report on High Speed 2.

      Investment and Contract Readiness Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what discussions and correspondence he has had with (a) the Scottish Government, (b) the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, (c) the Scottish...

      Lost Property

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many items of equipment valued at £10,000 or more his Department lost in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what target he has set to reduce headcount across his Department, its non-departmental public bodies and Executive agencies in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12...

      Meetings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on what dates (a) he, (b) Ministers and (c) senior officials in his Department have met representatives of (i) the Institute for Public Policy Research,...

      Migration

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will estimate the level of net migration per annum which would be required to stabilise the population of the UK below 70 million.

      National Commissioning Academy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer of 19 December 2011, Official Report, column 1010W, on departmental responsibilities, how many graduates of the National...

      New Businesses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new (a) small and (b) medium-sized businesses have been created in (i) Sevenoaks constituency and (ii) Kent local authority area in each of the...

      New Businesses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new (a) small and (b) medium-sized businesses have been created in (i) Mid Sussex constituency and (ii) West Sussex local authority area in...

      Patients: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of deaths in English hospitals caused by (a) malnutrition, (b) dehydration and (c) pressure sores in each year...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people of pensionable age there are in Leicester South constituency.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the role of Pakistan in facilitating an orderly NATO exit from Afghanistan.

    • Arms Trade: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to ensure that human rights provisions are included in the UN's Arms Trade treaty.

      Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage further implementation of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention.

      British Nationals Abroad: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on which occasions he and Ministers in his Department have met their counterparts from (a) Australia and (b) Canada to discuss...

      Data Protection

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

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Richmond Park of 23 March 2012, Official Report, column 756W, on the...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department takes to monitor the extent to which UK companies trading in minerals from conflict-affected areas of...

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what assessment he has made of the likely benefits to the UK derived from the EU exchanging classified information with...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government is taking to increase its public diplomacy and people-to-people contacts in Egypt.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on abuses of the rights of women from religious minorities in Egypt.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the scale of abuses of the rights of women from religious minorities in Egypt.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the government of Egypt on the abuse of women from religious minorities.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) if he will list the empty or largely empty buildings owned by his Department; and if he will make a statement. (2) how...

      G20

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to discuss fossil fuel subsidy reform at the G20 meeting in June 2012.

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made to the Spanish Government on the recent incursions into British Territorial Waters...

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the effect of the recent incursions by the Spanish Guardia Civil in British Territorial Waters...

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the Spanish government has made to the Government on Gibraltar since May 2010.

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of delays for people crossing the border between Spain and Gibraltar; and what the reasons were for...

      Gulf Co-operation Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the region of the proposed union of six Gulf Co-operation Council members.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the meetings between the UN Security Council Permanent Members, Germany and chief negotiators...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to ensure products from illegal Israeli settlements are not purchased by (a) his Department and (b) UK...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Israeli authorities on the planning process in Area C in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the damage to UK-funded or supported projects in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem by the...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 17 May 2012, Official Report, column 271W, on Israel, what the outcomes were of the British Ambassador...

      Kosovo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of EULEX Kosovo.

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the security situation in Lebanon of the conflict in Syria.

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the finding by Human Rights Watch that at least 72 civilians have been killed by NATO air strikes...

      Maghreb

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage reform within and co-operation between the Maghreb states.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what target he has set to reduce headcount across his Department, its non-departmental public bodies and Executive agencies in...

      Middle East: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his advice was sought on the recent human rights record of the kings of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain in advance of their...

      Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when a Minister in his Department next plans to visit Mozambique.

      Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he or his ministerial colleagues have had with the President of Mozambique on resolving commercial and legal...

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the purpose and terms of reference are of the review being undertaken by the NATO secretariat of NATO’s external...

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the International Board of Auditors of NATO completed its audit of NATO’s financial statements for each of the last...

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what subjects the International Board of Auditors of NATO has produced performance reports or value for money appraisals in...

      North Africa: Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many projects have been supported through the Arab Partnership Participation Fund; and how many such projects have been over...

      Official Secrets: EU Law

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

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what formal approaches the Government has made to world leaders on attending the London 2012 Olympics.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many world leaders he expects to visit London for the London 2012 Olympics.

      Departmental Administration Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was spent on the administration of his Department in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK citizens are resident in Pakistan.

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the government of Pakistan on the abuse of women from religious minorities.

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on abuses of the rights of women from religious minorities in Pakistan.

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the scale of abuses of the rights of women from religious minorities in Pakistan.

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the sentence given to Shakeel Afridi; what assessment he has made of its effect on human rights...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to assist Palestinians whose olive and fruit trees have been destroyed.

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of Palestinian trees destroyed in the Wadi Qana valley; and how many convictions...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with (a) his international counterparts and (b) humanitarian organisations on the blockade of...

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many publications have been issued by his Department since May 2010.

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) circulars and (b) consultation documents were issued by his Department in each of the last two years.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the reasons for the death of Easwarathasan Kietheeswaran, who was deported to Sri Lanka and found...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on including in the UNHCR contract with Sri Lanka the 100,000 Muslims and Sinhalese internally displaced...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of internally displaced persons in refugee camps in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the implementation of the closing of the Sri Lankan Manik refugee camp; and by what date the...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the suspension of the Colombo-Tuticorine ferry and its effects on the return of Sri Lankan...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the independence of the judiciary in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on difficulties encountered by Sri Lankan businessmen securing visas to travel to the UK to do business.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the British Council's activity to provide educators for teaching English in Sri Lanka.

      Sudan: South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his counterparts from other countries on the UN Security Council on efforts to seek a cessation...

      Sudan: South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will consider denying senior members of the government of Sudan diplomatic status and visas and implementing other...

      Sudan: South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has considered downgrading diplomatic relations with the government of Sudan in response to abuses of human rights...

      Tunisia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to improve UK trade and investment in Tunisia.

      Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the Government will take steps to co-operate with other countries to develop a legal, humanitarian response to the threat...

      Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the Government will give an undertaking to its international counterparts that it will not develop, acquire or deploy...

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to UN Security Council Resolution 2044 (2012), whether Ambassador Christopher Ross visited Western Sahara in...

      Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the security situation in Yemen; and what reports he has received about the presence of al-Qaeda...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many former claimants of jobseeker's allowance in Motherwell and Wishaw constituency have started the Access to Work Scheme since May 2010.

    • Action for Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total value is of his Department's contracts with A4e for which there have been fraud investigations; and what the value of the...

      Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what additional payments have been made by his Department to Atos Healthcare to cover costs associated with implementation of the...

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of the Child Support Agency's cases with a positive liability for child maintenance used the Agency's collection service in the...

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the formula used by the Child Support Agency to determine the liability of a parent without care is a different formula to that...

      Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints about the work of his Department and each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies were received in (a) 2010-11...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many letters to Ministers in his Department were (a) not answered, (b) not answered within six months and (c) not answered within three...

      Disability Living Allowance: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who are registered blind are in receipt of disability living allowance in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

      Employers' Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of employers' insurance arrangements are registered with the Employers' Liability Training Office.

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what projections his Department has made of future economic activity rates for (a) men and (b) women in each age decile group.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department compiled a risk register in advance of the migration from incapacity benefit to employment and support allowance; and if...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of those who have entered the employment and support allowance work-related activity group have left it within a year.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for employment and support allowance have come to a final outcome inclusive of results of the appeals process; and how...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what length of prognosis is given to claimants of employment and support allowance who appeal against decisions that they are fit for work and...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many appeals have been upheld on employment and support allowance decisions in North West Durham constituency since May 2010; (2)...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish the data his Department holds on job sustainment payments in autumn 2012.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will institute a single whistleblower line for allegations of fraud against Work programme providers.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department's provider assurance team will in future routinely receive all relevant internal audit reports from Work programme providers.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will conduct a review of complaints made directly to providers by participants on the Work Programme.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will institute short notice or unannounced inspections of Work programme providers.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of work being carried out through the Work programme is being undertaken by charitable and voluntary organisations.

      Employment Schemes: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure graduates participating in the Work Programme gain additional skills and career progression opportunities;...

      Employment Schemes: Stoke-on-Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people in Stoke-on-Trent Central constituency have been on the Work programme without finding work for longer than (a) three...

      Employment Schemes: Stoke-on-Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Stoke-on-Trent Central constituency and (b) Stoke-on-Trent local authority area have (i) been referred in total to...

      Employment Schemes: Stoke-on-Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) proportion and (b) number of participants on the Work programme in (i) Stoke-on-Trent Central constituency and (ii) Stoke-on-Trent...

      Employment Schemes: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people from (a) the West Midlands, (b) Coventry and (c) Coventry North East constituency have been on the Work programme for more than...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employers in Motherwell and Wishaw constituency have received the incentive payment for employers that take on young people as...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the level of (a) procurement and (b) other fraud affecting his Department’s spending in (i) 2010-11 and (ii)...

      Hewlett Packard: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has put in place to assist any workers who may lose their jobs at Hewlett Packard to find alternative employment.

      Housing and Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of (a) council tax and (b) housing benefit was paid to tenants in (i) the private rented sector and (ii) social rented tenant...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on housing benefit in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; how much his Department has spent on housing benefit in...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to the public purse was of housing benefit paid to (a) all claimants, (b) claimants aged 18 to 21, (c) claimants aged 18 to 21...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what consultation he has undertaken on direct payment of housing benefit to tenants under universal credit.

      Housing Benefit: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps will be taken to protect single parents with shared custody arrangements from the under-occupancy penalty.

      Income Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many income support claimants there were in each category in each of the last 30 years.

      Income Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department made of the number of people dependent on income support claimants in each category in each of the last 30 years.

      Income Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many dependent children there were of income support claimants who were (a) over 60, (b) under 60 and disabled, (c) under 60 and a lone...

      Income Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) housing benefit and (b) council tax benefit recipients were (i) in receipt and (ii) not in receipt of income support in each of...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment the Health and Safety Executive has made of the effect of long-term trends in workplace stress on the mental and physical...

      Jobcentre Plus: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what arrangements his Department has put in place to ensure that people who are deaf or hearing impaired can communicate with Jobcentre Plus...

      Jobcentre Plus: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many redundancies there have been from Jobcentre Plus in Wales since May 2010.

      Jobcentre Plus: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Jobcentre Plus centres in Wales have been closed since May 2010.

      Jobcentre Plus: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are employed in Jobcentre Plus in Wales on temporary contracts.

      Jobcentre Plus: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who worked at Jobcentre Plus in Wales between 2009 and 2012 on temporary contracts are no longer employed at Jobcentre Plus.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claiming jobseeker's allowance in Selly Oak constituency have been placed on sanctions in the last year.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made an assessment of the observation in the University of the West of England / SPAN Longitudinal qualitative study of the...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average length of time waited was by callers to jobseeker's allowance advice lines in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many items of equipment valued at £10,000 or more his Department lost in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many full-time equivalent employees his Department employed in May 2010; and how many it employed at the latest period for which figures...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many full-time equivalent employees have (a) left and (b) been recruited to his Department in the last two years.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff (a) his Department and (b) its agencies employs in each parliamentary constituency.

      Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what dates (a) he, (b) Ministers and (c) senior officials in his Department have met representatives of (i) the Institute for Public Policy...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he intends to answer the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 16 April 2012 with regard to Noulyn McFarquhar.

      Mutual Societies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of full-time equivalent staff who will transfer from his Department, its non-departmental public bodies...

      New Enterprise Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the reasons for the level of the number of black and minority ethnic people that have accessed the new...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many incidents indicating that the safe operation of any nuclear power station may have been affected have been reported to the Office for...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many investigations of incidents and complaints have been undertaken by the Office of Nuclear Regulation at each nuclear power station in...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) tests, (b) inspections and (c) examinations have been carried out at the request of the Office for Nuclear Regulation at each...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what recent estimate he has made of the total value of pension contributions held by members of pension schemes in additional voluntary...

      Pensioners: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average single pensioner income was for the poorest 10 per cent of (a) male and (b) female pensioners in today's prices in (i) 1982,...

      Pensions: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2012, Official Report, column 13W, on apprentices: disability, what discussions he has had with the European...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the assessment criteria for the personal independence payment will take into consideration the additional costs incurred by visually...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to collect written evidence from medical, social care and other specialist professionals prior to establishing face-to-face...

      Personal Independence Payment: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether veterans injured on active service will be exempt from assessment under the personal independence payment.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of payments made by his Department to small and medium-sized enterprises have been paid late since May 2010.

      Public Sector Mutuals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many new public sector mutuals were created or spun off by his Department in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

      Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of his Department's employees have been made redundant in the last two years.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of people (a) claimed only the state retirement pension, (b) were over 60 and receiving the state retirement...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of claimants (a) drew invalidity benefit, (b) drew invalidity benefit and income support, (c) drew invalidity...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of people (a) claimed sick pay or statutory pay only, (b) drew sick pay and income support, (c) drew sick pay and...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were given benefit penalties in each of the last 30 years; and for what reasons.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 30 April 2012, Official Report, column 1326W, on social security benefits, whether legislation is required in...

      Social Security Benefits: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the percentage of benefits claimants with access to the internet in their homes.

      Social Security Benefits: Pendle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people of working age in Pendle (a) are in receipt of out-of-work benefits and (b) have been in receipt of such benefits for at least...

      Social Security Benefits: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recipients of disability-related welfare benefits in Rotherham will become ineligible for such benefits under his proposals for...

      Unemployed People: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Jobcentre Plus travel discount cards (a) are valid and (b) have been issued in each year since the introduction of the card.

      Unemployed People: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the annual cost is to (a) train operating companies and (b) his Department of the Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card; and what the cost...

      Unemployed People: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether there is an equivalent scheme for concessionary travel on buses comparable to the concessionary travel offered by the Jobcentre Plus...

      Unemployed People: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) discounts are available on and (b) restrictions apply to the Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card for rail travel.

      Unemployed People: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the eligibility criteria are for the Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card; and whether his Department plans to review the operation of the...

      Unemployment: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assistance his Department offers skilled jobseekers to find a job that is suitable to their abilities.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made an estimate of the level of long-term youth unemployment in Coventry; and what steps his Department is taking to reduce...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions who will be responsible for financing redundancy payments to local authority employees whose contracts are terminated as a consequence of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions his Department has had with the (a) Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and (b) Scottish Government on the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the universal credit pathfinder will include live or dummy benefit claims; and whether it will use PAYE real time information from HM...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether TUPE will apply to staff currently employed by HM Revenue and Customs to administer tax credits who transfer to his Department on...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of staff currently employed by HM Revenue and Customs to administer tax credits who will transfer into...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the effect of universal credit on total hours worked in the UK.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department’s business case for universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department plans to spend on IT development and implementation for universal credit in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.

      Universal Credit: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of local authority employees whose employment will be affected by the administrative changes associated...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2012, Official Report, column 226W, on the work capability assessment, what performance targets are included...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 23 April 2012, Official Report, column 668W, on work capability assessments, what information his Department...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Aerospace Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what recent steps his Department has taken to stimulate growth in the UK aerospace manufacturing and support sectors and...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the average length was of a modern apprenticeship in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent progress he has made in increasing the number of apprenticeships and in developing new apprenticeship models to...

      Apprentices: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many apprenticeships have been completed in Birmingham, Ladywood constituency in each of the last five years; (2) how...

      Apprentices: Horticulture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department holds on the number of apprenticeships registered and completed in (a) ornamental horticulture,...

      Business: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of UK-registered businesses employ fewer than (a) 100, (b) 50, (c) 20, (d) 10 and (e) five people, by region.

      Business: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has held with Ministers in the Welsh Government on the potential effect of proposals by Adrian Beecroft on...

      Capital Investment: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what capital spending projects his Department has funded in the North East region since May 2010; and what projects his...

      Class Actions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when his Department's panel considering collective redress last met; and which Minister is responsible for work on collective redress.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the contribution by the Minister of State for Business and Enterprise of 21 May 2012, Official Report, column 848,...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) for what reason references to (a) abolishing regulations applying to the employment of children and (b) the ability of...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2012, Official Report, column 849, on employment law (Beecroft Report), if he will place in the...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what evidence was (a) submitted to and (b) reviewed by Adrian Beecroft and officials in his Department in preparing the Beecroft...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to publish a consultation on all the policy recommendations contained in the Beecroft report.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the number of hours which officials in his Department spent on work on the Beecroft Report.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether Adrian Beecroft approved the final published version of his report on employment law.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on external consultants, including management consultants, in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer of 26 April 2012, Official Report, column 1009W, on consultants, what payments were made to (a)...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many letters to Ministers in his Department were (a) not answered, (b) not answered within six months and (c) not answered...

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much the Medical Research Council spent on dementia research in 2010-11.

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge Key Commitment number 10, what additional investment will be made...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will list the empty or largely empty buildings owned by his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many buildings owned by his Department and the bodies for which he is responsible have been empty for more than two years;...

      Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which clauses of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill will require a legislative consent motion from the National Assembly...

      Executives: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the propensity of institutional investors to challenge excessive executive pay; and if he...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the level of (a) procurement and (b) other fraud affecting his Department's spending in (i) 2010-11...

      Green Economy Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will publish an updated list of the members of the Green Economy Council, together with the date, agenda and minutes of all...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in how many cases a higher education provider has applied to his Department for higher education course designation and been...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer of 24 April 2012, Official Report, column 820W, on higher education, on what basis a due diligence...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the extent and effect of course closures at higher education institutions in England for the...

      Higher Education: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer of 16 April 2012, Official Report, column 281W, on higher education: private sector, if he will...

      Mature Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the number and proportion of applications received by universities from mature students...

      Money Lenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received from consumer organisations on the detriment caused by loan sharks in each region of the UK;...

      Newspaper Press: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the balance of evidence considered by the Office of Fair Trading in deciding not to make a...

      Newspaper Press: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the (a) level of supply within the wholesale distribution sector of the news and magazine market,...

      Newspaper Press: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of trends in the size of the independent retail newsagent sector in the last five years; and what...

      Overseas Trade: BRIC Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to help small and medium-sized enterprises access markets in (a) Brazil, (b) Russia, (c)...

      Patents: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make representations to the European Commission to ensure new powers for the Court of Patents does not affect the UK...

      Post Offices: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate has been made of the number of operational rural post offices in (a) 2000, (b) 2005, (c) 2010 and (d) 2012.

      Postage Stamps: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost to small and medium-sized businesses resulting from the recent rise in stamp prices.

      Regional Growth Fund: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills against what criteria his Department would assess a Regional Growth Fund application for funding for flood defences.

      Regional Growth Fund: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many successful bids to the regional growth fund contained a house-building component; how many of those bids have received...

      Retail Trade: Credit Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to reduce the cost to small retailers of offering card payment facilities to customers.

      Skilled Workers: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department has taken to improve manufacturing and research skill levels in the west midlands since 2010.

      Social Mobility: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what research he has conducted or assessed on the most significant factor in increasing social mobility in Britain.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer of 23 April 2012, Official Report, column 744W, on students: loans, for what reasons his Department...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer of 23 April 2012, Official Report, column 743W, on students: loans, what mechanism he plans to use...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the Answer of 16 April 2012, Official Report, column 294W, on students: finance, (1) on what basis he...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has spent on promoting the student support scheme to (a) mature and (b) younger applicants.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the withdrawal of direct public funding for Level 3 qualifications for...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students in the (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12 academic year who applied for their student loan within the correct...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of full-time undergraduate students take out maintenance loans in England; and what the (a) minimum value, (b)...

      Supermarkets: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made an assessment of the findings of the report by Which? on multibuy supermarket offers; and whether he is...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to encourage growth and competitiveness in rural farms and businesses in Devon.

    • Agriculture: Co-operatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the potential for agricultural co-operatives in the UK.

      Agriculture: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding her Department has provided for farming schemes in the (a) Lune Valley and (b) Lancaster area in the last 12 months.

      Agriculture: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to undertake work on the reclassification of farmland as part of less favoured area remapping.

      Agriculture: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of recent trends in the total area of uncropped land in England.

      Agriculture: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the Agricultural Wages Board's proposed increases in minimum wages in Scotland.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether farmers in stewardship schemes will be exempted from implementing additional environmental measures in return for...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps her Department takes against local authorities which do not meet EU limits for levels of harmful pollutants...

      Amphibians and Fish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will publish the Trade Control and Expert System data held by her Department on imports of amphibians and ornamental...

      Animal Feed: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if her Department will consider pushing for a review of the Animal By-Products Regulation (EC) No. 1774/2002 which bans the...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many improvement notices were issued by the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency inspectors under the Animal...

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by what date she plans to implement the ban on wild animals in travelling circuses.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps her Department is taking in response to recent research suggesting that the liver fluke parasite could lead...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department's total level of carbon emissions was between (a) 1 April 2010 and 1 April 2011 and (b) 2 April 2011 and...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures her Department introduced to reduce its carbon emissions in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

      Cattle: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the welfare of show cattle.

      Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what (a) grants and (b) contracts her Department has awarded to companies or organisations run by individuals who were...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many letters to Ministers in her Department were (a) not answered, (b) not answered within six months and (c) not...

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to introduce the measures on farmers' contracts contained in the EU dairy package; and what assessment she...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to protect guide dogs from attacks by other dogs.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the timetable is for bringing forward proposals on dangerous dogs.

      Debts Written Off

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much bad debt was written off by her Department in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if she will make a statement.

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department spent on the updating of published data in line with the Government's transparency agenda in each...

      Droughts: Horticulture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on exempting landscape gardeners from a hosepipe ban; and if she will make a statement.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the empty or largely empty buildings owned by her Department; and if she will make a statement.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to ensure an equitable distinction between the jurisdiction of the Environment Agency Wales and...

      Fisheries: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations she has received about damaging fishing activities in European marine sites; and what discussions her...

      Fisheries: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to end scallop dredging in sites recommended for designation as marine conservation zones.

      Fisheries: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to protect and police the shell fisheries industry in the Morecambe Bay area.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which flood defence schemes that were in the planning stage and published by the Environment Agency in 2010-11 have (a)...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been spent on flood defences in each English region in each of the last 10 years.

      Floods: Derby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to ensure adequate flood defences in Derby North constituency.

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress her Department has made on discussions with the insurance industry on the future of flood insurance; and...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether her Department has undertaken any recent research on developing new food production techniques in the...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research her Department has undertaken on the use of biotechnology in food production.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to increase UK food production.

      Food: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to encourage food manufacturers and retailers to donate their in-date waste to...

      Food: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on sustainable intensification.

      Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many items of equipment valued at £10,000 or more her Department lost in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if she...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what target she has set to reduce headcount across her Department, its non-departmental public bodies and Executive agencies...

      Milk: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consideration she has given to introducing (a) a fixed price, (b) a price formula, (c) break clauses and (d) certainty...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which priority species had achieved their Species Action Plan recovery targets in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what Species Action Plans (SAP) are in operation in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland; which...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to paragraph 25 of “Biodiversity 2020: A Strategy for England's wildlife”, when her Department...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to support partner organisations achieve the recovery of priority species...

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many quangos her Department has (a) abolished and (b) established since May 2010.

      Ofwat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the largest amount paid to an individual member of staff employed by Ofwat as a bonus was in (a) 2010 and (b)...

      Palm Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on including sustainable palm oil requirements in Government Buying Standards.

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) on how many occasions the Food and Environment Research Agency's National Bee Unit has found neonicotinoid pesticides...

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will ensure that any decision on policy on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides will be based solely on technical...

      Plants: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the likely cost of (a) control and (b) prevention of invasive non-native plant species in each...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of payments made by her Department to small and medium-sized enterprises have been paid late since May 2010.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of her Department's expenditure on procurement has gone to small and medium-sized enterprises since May 2010.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when her Department next expects to undertake a spend recovery audit to identify overpayments to suppliers caused by fraud or...

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) circulars and (b) consultation documents were issued by her Department in each of the last two years.

      Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many of her Department's employees have been made redundant in the last two years.

      River Severn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment her Department has made of the effect on wildlife habitats of the Severn barrage; (2) if she will...

      Rural Areas: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Rural Community Broadband Fund in providing communities with...

      Rural Areas: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the potential effects on rural businesses of a lack of broadband access.

      Sausages: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has any plans to provide support to Lincolnshire producers of Lincolnshire sausages.

      Sites of Special Scientific Interest: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many sites of special scientific interest there are in the East Midlands.

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many call centres provide services for her Department and the bodies for which she is responsible; and how many such call...

      Thames Estuary Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she or her officials have had with the Department for Transport on the potential environmental effects of...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many trade union representatives in (a) her Department and (b) each of its non-departmental public bodies had (i)...

      Trees: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans her Department has to increase biosecurity measures to protect trees from the importation of non-native tree pests...

      UN Conference on Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking in support of the proposal in the EU's Zero Draft Submission to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference...

      Water Abstraction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress she has made on her proposals to withdraw abstraction licences without paying compensation.

      Water: Norfolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate she has made of the likely growth in (a) water demand, (b) water supply and (c) reservoir capacity in...

  • Justice

    • Child Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average disposal was for convictions for offences under section 1 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 in each of the last 10 years.

    • Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress he has made on (1) the design and implementation of qualified one-way costs shifting; when he expects the draft rules to be published;...

      Claims Management Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy and effectiveness of regulation of the claims management industry.

      Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many complaints about the work of his Department and each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies were received in (a) 2010-11 and (b)...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many letters to Ministers in his Department were (a) not answered, (b) not answered within six months and (c) not answered within three months in (i)...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information his Department holds on the information collected by HM Courts and Tribunals Service on the number of cases in which violence was a...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will assess the effect of the funding changes to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme on litigants based in or visiting Scotland.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will assess the effect of the changes to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme on access to legal services for asylum seekers in Scotland.

      Criminal Proceedings: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the UK has implemented EU Council Framework Decision 2008/675/JHA.

      Custodial Treatment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) men and (b) women were sentenced to an immediate custodial sentence of less than six months for each type of offence by courts in North...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many men commenced the domestic abuse programme as part of a community order administered by the Probation Service in England and Wales in each...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many men were reconvicted of domestic violence-related offences on (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four or more occasions in each of the last...

      Driving Offences: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of uninsured drivers prosecuted in (a) 1997, (b) 2002 and (c) 2011 were convicted.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 29 February 2012, Official Report, columns 368-9W, on Employment Tribunals Service, how many of the unpaid employment...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the level of (a) procurement and (b) other fraud affecting his Department's spending in (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12; and if...

      Human Trafficking: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions for human trafficking there have been in (a) the North West, (b) Lancashire and (c) Pendle in each of the last three years.

      Isle of Man

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to assist closer co-operation with the Government of the Isle of Man; and if he will make a statement.

      Judges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 1 May 2012, Official Report, column 1464W, on Crown court, if he will place in the Library figures for each judge in each...

      Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the timetable is for the implementation of secondary legislation in respect of Part 2 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders...

      Legal Systems: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has had recent discussions with the Welsh Government on the introduction of a separate legal jurisdiction for Wales.

      Magistrates Courts: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases were commenced in the magistrates courts in the West Yorkshire police area in (a) 2001 and (b) 2011.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of full-time equivalent staff who will transfer from his Department, its non-departmental public bodies and...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what target he has set to reduce headcount across his Department, its non-departmental public bodies and Executive agencies in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12...

      Departmental Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on the administration of his Department in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the timetable is for the consultation on including personal injury cases up to £5,000 within the small claims court; (2) for what...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reason his Department did not submit information to the Council of Europe for the annual report on penal statistics.

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many women with home addresses in Swindon were held in women's prisons between April 2011 and April 2012; what their average sentence length was; of...

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many women held in women's prisons had children under the age of 18 in each of the last three years; and of those children, how many were (a) cared...

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many female adult offenders with home addresses in Swindon were held in (a) young offender institutions, (b) women's prisons and (c) other parts of...

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 22 May 2012, Official Report, column 634W, on prisoners: repatriation, what (a) the offences committed by and (b) the...

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many applications were received to transfer foreign national prisoners from the UK to their country of nationality under the Council of Europe's...

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many UK nationals were repatriated to serve their prison sentence in a UK prison under the Council of Europe's convention on the transfer of sentencd...

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the country of nationality was of foreign national offenders transferred to that country under the Council of Europe's convention on the transfer of...

      Prisoners: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment he has made of whether former military personnel sentenced to imprisonment have failed to declare their military service on...

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many extra days' imprisonment have been given to prisoners for assaults committed on (a) prison staff and (b) prisoners in each of the last five years.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many assaults on (a) prisoners and (b) prison staff have resulted in admittance to an intensive care unit in each of the last five years; (2)...

      Probate: Winchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions the Bournemouth caller office of the Winchester District Probate Registry has been open in the last six months; and how many...

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the purpose of his visit to Russia was; who accompanied him; and if he will make a statement.

      Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many times he has met (a) the Association of Police and Court Interpreters, (b) the Association of Sign Language Interpreters, (c) the National...

      Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions a retrial was required because of interpreting failures in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on the future of support services for victims and witnesses of crime when the responsibility for the commissioning of those services...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were (a) acquitted and (b) convicted of offences under section 1 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 in each of the last 10 years.

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools in (a) Coventry South constituency, (b) Coventry, (c) the West Midlands and (d) nationally have applied for academy status since May 2010.

    • Adoption: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children awaiting adoption are black and minority ethnic.

      Adoption: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many black and minority ethnic families have adopted children since January (a) 2011, (b) 2010, (c) 2012 and (d) 1992.

      Child Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people were charged for offences under section 1 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 in each of the last 10 years.

      Classroom Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many attacks on classroom assistants occurred in (a) 2009, (b) 2010 and (c) 2011.

      Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many complaints about the work of his Department and each of its non-departmental public bodies were received in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many letters to Ministers in his Department were (a) not answered, (b) not answered within six months and (c) not answered within three months in...

      Dominic Cummings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what meetings his special adviser, Dominic Cummings, has had with external organisations since his appointment; and on what dates.

      Dominic Cummings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will publish all e-mails sent by his special adviser, Dominic Cummings.

      Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teachers in (a) Dartford, (b) Kent, (c) the south-east and (d) England participated in specialist dyslexia training courses in each of the...

      Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to ensure that initial teacher training course providers provide dyslexia awareness sessions.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the north-east and (d) the UK received education maintenance allowance in the most...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Middlesbrough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the amount of education maintenance allowance paid to residents of Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in...

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the provision of teaching of financial literacy in primary schools.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the level of (a) procurement and (b) other fraud affecting his Department's spending in (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12; and...

      Free School Meals: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children received free school meals in (a) Dartford, (b) Kent and (c) the south- east in each of the last five years; and what proportion of...

      Free Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what additional funding is available for church groups operating free schools outside that made available through the free schools programme.

      Freedom of Information Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what meetings he has had with the Information Commissioner to discuss his Department's compliance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act...

      Further and Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of school leavers in (a) England, (b) the north-west and (c) Lancashire enrolled in (i) further education and (ii) higher education...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils in each maintained secondary school in England were on roll in year 11 in 2010; what the unique reference number is of each school; how...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education further to the answer of 30 April 2012, Official Report, column 1235W, on GCSE, what proportion of pupils achieved five GCSE A* to C grades, including...

      GCSE: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the answer of 19 April 2012, Official Report, columns 537-40W, on GCSE: disadvantaged, how many year 11 pupils eligible for free...

      Grove School Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 17 May 2012, Official Report, column 316W, on Grove School: Nottinghamshire, whether his announcement on the outcome of...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of school leavers (a) in Leicester South constituency and (b) nationally entered higher education in the last two years.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children were being home-schooled in (a) Hampshire and (b) England in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Home Education: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of children being home-schooled who were resident in Birmingham, Ladywood constituency in each of the last five...

      Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on what dates (a) he, (b) Ministers and (c) senior officials in his Department have met representatives of (i) the Institute for Public Policy...

      Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the civil service grade is of each member of staff in his private ministerial office.

      Official Visits: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the (a) venue, (b) purpose, (c) agenda items and (d) conclusions were of his meeting with Israeli Foreign Minister Liberman during his visit to...

      Departmental Administration Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will publish a statement of his Department's expenditure in each of the last 36 months; and what steps his Department is taking to avoid an...

      Departmental Administration Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much was spent on the administration of his Department in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

      Private Education: Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the answer of 25 April 2012, Official Report, column 932W, on private education, how many recipients of the education maintenance...

      Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many new public sector mutuals were created or spun-off by his Department in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education to which newspapers, periodicals and trade profession publications his private Ministerial office subscribes on a (a) daily, (b) weekly, (c) monthly...

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) circulars and (b) consultation documents were issued by his Department in each of the last two years.

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) circulars and (b) consultation documents were issued by his Department in each of the last two years.

      Pupil Exclusions: Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many pupils were permanently excluded from secondary schools in England for being in possession of a weapon (a) in total and (b) as a...

      Pupils: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much additional funding his Department plans to make available to schools in (a) Dartford, (b) Kent and (c) the South East as a result of the pupil...

      School Meals: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the answer of 17 January 2012, Official Report, column 801W, on free schools, what definition of healthy food his Department uses.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average per pupil unit of funding was for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools including the pupil premium in each of the last six academic years.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consideration Ofsted inspectors give to different levels of funding for schools around the country when conducting school assessments.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what guidelines his Department issues to local education authorities on spending funding for denominational transport subsidies allocated by his...

      Senior Civil Servants: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many severance payments have been made to senior civil servants in each section of his Department since May 2010; and what the size was of each payment.

      Stakeholder Advocacy Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has received representations on the Civil Service Code of Conduct in relation to the Stakeholder Advocacy Group.

      Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what the level of satisfaction with senior civil servants and departmental leadership was in each section in his Department in the last staff...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what budget he has allocated for teachers' professional development in 2012-13.

      Teachers: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has received any requests from the Welsh Government for the National Assembly for Wales to have responsibility for determining teachers' pay...

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will assess the relative effects of different reasons for absence from school on levels of achievement at each key stage; and if he will make a...

  • House of Lords

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what conclusions they have drawn from reports that three teenage girls have had a total of 24 NHS abortions; what costs were incurred; and what assessment has been...

    • Africa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will increase their response to the food and nutrition crisis in the countries of the Sahel region of Africa in the light of the number of appeals...

      Africa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will use their development of the Sahel Resilience Strategy to expand social protection in the region to improve access to aid in the case of an...

      Africa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to use the Economic Community of West African States project and the forthcoming G20 discussions to propose an accountable system of strategic...

      Agriculture: Roundup

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what regulations control the use of Roundup as a pre-harvest desiccant on food crops; what, if any, measurements of Roundup residues are required to be made before...

      Armed Forces: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that parcels for United Kingdom forces in Afghanistan are not subject to unnecessary delays.

      Armed Forces: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have put in place contingency plans for the re-allocation of design and building contracts for warships and other defence equipment to English, Welsh...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have conducted a formal assessment as to whether the level of financial support they provide for asylum-seeking families meets their obligations under...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why 16 and 17 year-old asylum-seeking young people are treated as adults for the purposes of financial assistance, unlike in the mainstream benefits system.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether children's views were taken into account in the development of the asylum support system and in particular the Azure payment card scheme; and, if so, how.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on asylum-seeking children's welfare and safety of the cashless Azure payment card scheme.

      Atos Healthcare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what effect the Local Medical Committee conference motion calling for the abolition of work capability assessments, passed on 22 May, will have on the management...

      Autism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of adults with autism who will not be able to supply evidence of their condition when undergoing the new personal...

      Aviation: London Airports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 15 May (WA 3), whether they will determine the non-duty revenue and costs of transit flights into London to inform...

      Bangladesh

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Bangladesh about the safety of Ms Zeba Khan, an opposition politician, once she returns to Bangladesh...

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have budgeted for the cost of the three independent reviews commissioned by the Bank of England; whether any of the reviewers will be paid; and, if...

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the three independent reviews commissioned by the Bank of England will be supported by independent secretariats or Bank staff.

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider asking the Bank of England to cease paying interest on reserve balances placed with the bank by other United Kingdom banks; and what is...

      Banks: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any money has been repaid by the Icelandic Depositors and Investor Guarantee Fund (DIGF); what steps are under way to retrieve outstanding monies from DIGF...

      BBC: Support Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the National Audit Office is able to examine more than the cost of BBC support services out of the total licence fee spending in 2010-11.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the reported major outbreak of bovine tuberculosis in camelids in East Sussex in April 2012 and reports that a camelid owner has...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many camelids were slaughtered for meat in English and Welsh abattoirs in each year since 2003; and how many of those animals were found to have bovine...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all cases of bovine tuberculosis in non-bovine farmed animals are reported to the authorities; and, if not, what plans they have to improve rates of reporting.

      British Citizenship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the process by which a United Kingdom citizen may renounce citizenship.

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 27 March (WA 240) indicating that there were "no plans to change the British Indian Ocean Territory...

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 27 March (WA 240) indicating that there were "no plans to change the British Indian Ocean Territory...

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 27 March (WA 240), indicating that there were "no plans to change the British Indian Ocean Territory...

      Care Services: Elderly People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Secretary of State for Health's mandate for the NHS Commissioning Board will include the improvement of the care of older people with dignity.

      Care Services: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of spending on adult social care services by local authorities in the last year.

      Chemical and Biological Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their current policy towards disarmament with regard to chemical and biological weapons; and what progress is being made.

      Chen Guangcheng

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the governments of China and the United States about the position of the blind human rights activist, Chen Guangcheng.

      Civil Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to safeguard the role of the civil service in giving politically impartial and objective advice to Ministers of the Crown in accordance...

      Colombia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Colombia regarding the state of human rights in that country, and particularly regarding recent murders of...

      Competition Markets Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the new Competition Markets Authority, to be established by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, will have the power to intervene in any proposed...

      Courts: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 14 December 2011 (WA 265-6), whether any Magistrates' Courts, Crown Courts or County Courts will have some or all...

      Crime: Sex Offenders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many sex offenders have reoffended in (1) the east of England, (2) London, and (3) the south-east region in each of the past seven years for which information...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which bi-zonal or bi-communal civil society organisations or projects in Cyprus they currently support.

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to supporting the inclusion of Cypriot civil society organisations as active participants in negotiations over the reunion of Cyprus.

      Dogs: Guide Dogs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will propose that legislation be amended to have guide dogs reclassified as working dogs for tax purposes, though exempted from the high-protein diet.

      Education: Biometric Recognition Systems

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools and colleges that use biometric recognition systems do so with the consent of parents and guardians.

      Education: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many councils were eligible to bid for funding under the Priority School Building Programme; and of those, how many submitted bids and how many were successful.

      Education: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what alternative means of funding are available for councils that are unsuccessful in bidding for funding from the Priority School Building Programme.

      Egypt: Women

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have received concerning the number of Coptic women who have been abducted in Egypt.

      Egypt: Women

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to help protect the rights of Coptic women who are abducted, and in some cases sexually abused, in Egypt.

      Elections: Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 28 March (WA 261) regarding the cost of election addresses and election address booklets for the police and crime...

      Elections: Postal Votes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether inability to get to a polling station is a criterion for obtaining a postal vote; what are the other current criteria; and whether they will require those...

      Elections: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 22 May (WA 41-2), whether they will ensure that the Directgov website adds that on "qualifying"...

      Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many young people aged 18 to 24 were included in the electoral register in (1) 2010, (2) 2011, and (3) 2012.

      Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the details of the operation of, and what is the evidence of the impact in practice of, the employers' duty under the Equality Act 2010 to prevent...

      Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have about the benefits and costs of the exercise of the power of employment tribunals under the Equality Act 2010 to make appropriate...

      Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have about the benefits and costs of the use of the questionnaire procedure in discrimination cases under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and...

      EU: Agreements on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they would regard any extensions of European Union Agreements on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products as an upgrading of relations...

      EU: Agreements on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 23 April (WA 319-20), whether they regard the lack of progress in implementing a two-state solution...

      EU: Agreements on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what industrial products are currently allowed to be imported into the United Kingdom from Israel under European Union Agreements on Conformity Assessment and...

      EU: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish their assessment of the economic impact on the United Kingdom of the financial transactions tax proposed by the European Commission,...

      Fire Services: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that funding cuts to fire services will be distributed proportionately across all authorities in 2013-14.

      Food: Garlic and Chicken

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 1 May (WA 449-50), what quotas with which countries exist for the importation of garlic; what tariff...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have commissioned any research to better understand which system of front of package food labelling would best support United Kingdom consumers in...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are making representations to the Government of Israel about an incident in Gaza on 17 May, in which Israel Defence Force tanks are alleged to have...

      Gibraltar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why there were significant delays for cross-border travel between Spain and Gibraltar over the seven days to 21 May.

      Government Departments: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs defines bonus payments in the context of civil service pay; what proportion of civil servants are...

      Government Departments: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Foreign and Commonwealth Office defines bonus payments in the context of Civil Service pay; what proportion of civil servants are eligible to receive...

      Government Departments: Bonuses

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

      Government Departments: Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements there are for officials of the Northern Ireland Office who smoke during office hours.

      Government Departments: Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements there are for officials of the Department of Energy and Climate Change who smoke during office hours.

      Government Departments: Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements there are for officials of the Home Office who smoke during office hours.

      Government Departments: Special Advisers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether special advisers are required to register any hospitality given by commercial organisations; and whether a register is maintained for that purpose.

      Government Departments: Special Advisers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training and guidance are given to special advisers, collectively and individually.

      Health and Social Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that different coding technologies in the health and care system are made consistent and integrated; and, if so, how.

      Health and Social Care Act 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the risk assessment in respect of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 included an examination of the transfer of public health to local government; and, if...

      Health: Access to Records

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that general practitioners provide patients with access to their medical records; and, if so, how.

      Health: Biochemical Serum Tests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many women received a high-risk result following a biochemical serum test in each of the past 10 years.

      Health: Cardiology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people with a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation have died from a stroke or other thromboembolic event in each primary care trust in England in each of the...

      Health: Complementary and Alternative Medicines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy towards the use of homeopathic medicines in the National Health Service. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether homeopathic remedies can be...

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the different considerations in collecting separate data on numbers of, medication for, and expenditure on, sufferers of diabetes 1 as opposed to diabetes 2.

      Health: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that tackling inequalities is a key priority in healthcare when the funding formula for allocations to primary care trusts and clinical...

      Health: Human Papilloma Virus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider vaccinating men who have sex with men against the human papilloma virus.

      Health: Human Papilloma Virus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 22 May (WA 47-8), what precautions are in place to ensure that parents whose daughters may have immune system...

      Health: Liver Disease

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the publication of their Liver Strategy has been delayed; and what is the estimated date for its publication.

      Health: Lyme Disease

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individual patients' blood samples were tested for Lyme diseases at the Southampton Lyme borreliosis unit and the Lyme borreliosis microbiology unit at...

      Health: Patient Internet Access

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether patients will have online access to their general practitioner by 2015.

      Health: Patient Internet Access

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans in place to ensure that general practitioners offer the option of online appointments booking; and, if so, what are their plans.

      Health: Radiology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is not being delivered in some centres where the appropriate training and equipment is in place. To ask Her...

      Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve public awareness of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure...

      Health: Sharp Instrument Injuries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to transpose, implement and publicise the provisions of EU Council Directive 2010/32/EU on prevention from sharp injuries in the...

      Healthcare: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many United Kingdom pensioners resident in the Republic of Ireland have been regarded in the last three years as eligible to have their healthcare costs paid...

      Homelessness: Rough Sleepers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 21 October 2011 (WA 108-9), how the £400 million that is being invested over the next four years to...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 29 November 2011 (WA 47-9), what were the costs of the Seaside and Country Homes Scheme for each year it has...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 21 October 2011 (WA 108-9), how many of the 170,000 affordable homes due to be delivered by 2015 have been...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many housing benefit or local housing allowance claimants in Tower Hamlets were in private rented sector accommodation in each year since 2001.

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they will put forward in the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to press for follow-up action by the Government of Russia on the...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to ensure that organised and properly authorised school and college parties are not adversely delayed on entering the United Kingdom...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what instructions are given to staff at entry ports regarding visits to the United Kingdom by properly authorised school and college parties which include students...

      Immigration: Checkpoints

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Government Ministers leaving or entering the United Kingdom use the normal UK Border Agency checkpoints or a priority checkpoint.

      Immigration: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children under 18 have been placed in immigration detention at airports over the period since 16 December 2010.

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many judgments have been given during the past three years in which (1) the First-tier Tribunal, (2) the Upper Tribunal, (3) the Court of Appeal, and (4) the...

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals (1) who claim to have been tortured, (2) who claim to have mental health problems, and (3) about whom mental health problems have been...

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals have (1) died, (2) committed suicide, and (3) attempted suicide while in immigration detention or during removal in each of the past three years.

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what written guidance and instructions the UK Border Agency gives to airport operators on the construction of airport immigration detention facilities.

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many persons entered immigration or asylum detention in 2010, 2011 and in 2012 to date; what were the average and median lengths of detention; and whether they...

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what methods they will use to ensure that Rule 35 of the Detention Centre Rules 2001 is fully implemented to protect victims of torture from further harm.

      Immigration: Waiting Times

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the reported statement by Mr Brian Moore, head of the UK Border Agency (UKBA), that he would be content for travellers entering the...

      Immigration: Waiting Times

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider that cuts and changes in staffing in the UK Border Agency have had any impact on the length of queues and waiting times at border control at...

      Intercept Warrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many requests for intercept warrants have been (1) authorised, and (2) denied, by the Home Secretary in each year since 2000.

      International Criminal Court: Economic and Diplomatic Policies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their economic and diplomatic policies towards a government change when a head of state is indicted by the International Criminal Court.

      Investigatory Powers Tribunal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many complaints were made to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, and how many were successful, in each year since the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the latest round of international sanctions on Iran is working effectively to dissuade the Government of Iran from...

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Iraq about the continued detention of the Lebanese citizen Mr Ali Daqduq after his acquittal by a court.

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Iraq about allegations by Human Rights Watch regarding a secret prison in the Green Zone in central...

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Iraq about allegations of torture by leaders of the Al-Iraqiya List and the Sadrist Trend.

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Iraq about allegations from Sulaymaniyah that the Jihadist Muslim Movement has threatened the Kurdish...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions, when and with whom they have raised with the Government of Israel the human rights, humanitarian, international law and political...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are making representations to the Government of Israel about the reported permission granted to conduct hydrocarbon exploration in the occupied Golan...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are making representations to the Government of Israel about reports of Israeli aircraft staging mock air raids over southern Lebanon.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 30 April (WA 401), whether the financing agreement requires Israel to spend money provided by the European...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 28 March (WA 271), whether they will amend the immigration rules to prevent entry to the United Kingdom of Israeli...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel concerning the Israeli Defence Force's use of high velocity tear gas canisters and injuries caused...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the Government of Israel concerning their order on 25 April to Palestinian farmers in the Wadi Qana area of the West Bank to...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact on the Palestinian economy in the West Bank of recent efforts by some trade unions to boycott trade with Israel.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of legislation in Israel which would legalise property built on private Palestinian land; what representations they have made to the...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the Government of Israel about the transfer of Palestinian child prisoners to detention facilities located in Israel, in...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research they have conducted on the make-up of a possible two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict; and whether that research assumes that...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are taking action to protect the water and sanitation projects for communities living in caves around Hebron funded by the United Kingdom from being...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Government of Israel concerning the democratic right to peaceful protest, in the light of the report by the United Nations...

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what development aid projects they plan for Area C of the West Bank over the next two years.

      Israel: Shebaa Farms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have raised with the governments concerned the possibility of arranging independent arbitration for the disputed Shebaa farms lying between Lebanon,...

      John Anslow and Andrew Farndon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made regarding the formal investigation of the circumstances of the escape from custody of John Anslow and Andrew Farndon in January 2012;...

      Justice: Approved Premises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what permission is required, and what agreements have to be sought, for a bail hostel to be designated as a hostel for prisoners released on licence; and, in those...

      Justice: Approved Premises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average cost of running a 25-bedroom Approved Premises in the east of England; and what is the optimum number of staff required.

      Justice: Approved Premises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessments have been conducted of the effect of a suspect on bail being placed in an Approved Premises with a prisoner released on licence; and whether this...

      Justice: Youth Courts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they intend to make to enable the youngest and most vulnerable people to travel to youth courts outside Chorley in the event that Chorley Youth...

      Lebanon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Government of Lebanon in relation to their implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701 regarding the...

      Life Expectancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they concur with the assessment of the Church Urban Fund that life expectancy for people living in the most deprived parishes is up to 20 years lower than...

      Lithuania

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Lithuania about the honouring of Juozas Ambrazevicius, the head of the Lithuanian Provisional Government...

      Migrant Workers: Romanians and Bulgarians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 1 May (WA 459-60), what assessment they have made of the Office for National Statistics' (ONS) conclusion that...

      Nepal: Mount Everest

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of recent fatalities on Mount Everest and the number of British citizens attempting to climb the mountain, whether they will make representations to...

      NHS Commissioning Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many local area teams will be established by the NHS Commissioning Board.

      NHS: Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Clinical Commissioning Groups are able to host support functions in-house rather than use commissioning support services.[HL352 Question number missing in...

      NHS: Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether primary care trusts' private finance initiative debt will be transferred to NHS clinical commissioning groups.

      NHS: London Ambulance Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, over the last 12-month period for which figures are available, on how many occasions on which an ambulance crew were instructed to stand off pending the arrival...

      NHS: Out-of-hours Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the efficacy of whistle-blowing procedures with regard to Serco's operation of out-of-hours general practitioner services in Cornwall.

      NHS: Primary Care Trusts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of services that have been decommissioned or restricted by primary care trusts.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the analysis by the Health Service Journal of the turnover of NHS staff responsible for monitoring care quality.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the approach of the NHS Appointments Commission to the recent appointment of the chairman of the Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made towards fulfilling the undertaking given in the context of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty that existing nuclear powers would...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to promote the case for nuclear weapons-free zones in the world, particularly in the Middle East; and how they view the nuclear...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether extra measures have been put in place to ensure that people in London choosing to commute by bicycle during the Olympic Games are safe, in the light of the...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people with mobility disabilities who will use the rail network during the 2012 Paralympic Games; and what advice...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have given to Transport for London regarding the smooth running of London's underground and bus network during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much British aid has been allocated to Pakistan in each of the past five years, and which countries received more British aid than Pakistan in this period.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been spent on British overseas aid in Sudan over each of the past 10 years.

      Overseas Conflict: UK Involvement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 23 April (WA 361), whether the House of Lords, as well as the House of Commons, would have an...

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have received about the killing in Pakistan on the night of 22 May of Shugufta Baber, a teacher at the Convent High School in Okara, her two...

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with the Government of Pakistan about violence directed at the Christian minority in Pakistan.

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of British aid to Pakistan is directed towards minorities; what proportion is used to combat sectarian violence against the country's minorities;...

      Pakistan: Women

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have received concerning abuses of the rights of women from religious minorities in Pakistan.

      Pakistan: Women

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to help protect the rights of women from religious minorities in Pakistan.

      Pakistan: Women

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of the extent of discrimination and violence directed against Christian women in Pakistan on account of their gender and their...

      Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Palestinian Authority about returning to the negotiating table without preconditions, in the light of the Government of...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 23 April (WA 362-3), whether they will cap the Exchequer contribution to the Parliamentary...

      Philippines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made, or intend to make, representations to the Government of the Philippines concerning the detention without trial of Ericson Acosta.

      Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what monitoring or supervision is conducted by the Home Office of the membership of police authorities, and in particular of the length of service of individual...

      Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from members of the Police Federation on vouchsafing the future of the police service; what replies they have sent; and...

      Police: Remuneration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when and how they will respond to the recommendations in part two of the report of the Independent Review of Police Officers' and Staff Remuneration and Conditions.

      Police: South Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the appropriate Secretary of State approved the secondment of Deputy Chief Constable Colette Paul of South Wales Constabulary to the National Crime Agency;...

      Political Groups: Islamist Organisations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have designated Boko Haram as a terrorist organisation.

      Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many families in the United Kingdom were deemed to be below the poverty line in (1) 2012 to date, and (2) 2011.

      Railways: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to paragraph 4.47 of Reforming Our Railways: Putting the Customer First, which parts of the network are being considered for differentiated maintenance...

      Reptiles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, according to TRACES, how many reptiles were imported into the United Kingdom from (1) within, and (2) outside, the European Union in each year from 2001 to 2011.

      Reptiles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many reptiles were seized, by (1) number of seizures, and (2) number of individual animals, by HM Customs under CITES in each year from 2001 to 2011.

      Republic of Ireland: Financial Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 1 February (WA 338), whether the Republic of Ireland had paid interest on the bilateral loan of £3.2 billion...

      Schools: Faith Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 22 May (WA 50), whether any proposals for voluntary aided schools of a specific religious denomination...

      Static Caravans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to apply VAT on static holiday caravans; whether they have made any assessment of the impact of such a measure on caravan owners in Northern...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Sudan regarding the destruction of the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church and Bible School on 21 April...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they have provided to non-governmental organisations in assisting the process of improving parliamentary representation and democratic Government...

      Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many young people in the United Kingdom committed suicide in (1) 2010, and (2) 2011; and what proposals they have to provide support to vulnerable young people...

      Sunday Trading

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to suspend the Sunday trading law for Sunday 23 December 2012.

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will invite Adrian Beecroft to write a report for HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs on taxation of private equity investment vehicles, carried...

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which taxable state benefits have tax deducted at source by means of the application of a tax code from HM Revenue and Customs; and why the payment of state...

      Taxation: Charitable Donations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much tax relief was claimed by public schools on charitable donations received in each of the last five financial years. To ask Her Majesty's Government how...

      Taxation: Inheritance Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 30 April (WA 430) concerning inheritance tax, whether they will consider replacing the flat rate of 40% with...

      Ticks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 23 May (WA 82-3), how many United Kingdom travellers to the rest of the European Union and neighbouring countries...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the road map for peace in Turkey, proposed by Mr Abdullah Ocalan in 2009; and whether they will make representations to the...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the Government of Turkey to respond to the proposals for constitutional change submitted by the Peace and Democracy Party, in particular the...

      UK Residency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the requirements that a foreign investor must meet in order to obtain residency in the United Kingdom.

      Water Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 22 May (WA 52-3), whether they will publish the water companies' water resources management plans to...

      Water Supply: Pipe Leakage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 24 May (WA 92), in relation to (1) Thames Water, and (2) all other water companies in England and...

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