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Written answers

Monday, 18 June 2012

  • Attorney-General

    • Crime

      To ask the Attorney-General how many cases have been identified by the Crown Prosecution Service as hate crimes involving gender; and how many people have been (a) charged with and (b) convicted...

    • Crown Prosecution Service: York

      To ask the Attorney-General what the annual cost is of the lease for Athena House, York; how the annual cost is apportioned between the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and North Yorkshire police;...

      Crown Prosecution Service: York

      To ask the Attorney-General what estimate he made of the annual savings which would be achieved by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) co-locating CPS and police staff prior to the opening of...

      Extradition

      To ask the Attorney-General what proportion of its total budget the Crown Prosecution Service spent on extradition cases in each year since 2003.

      Pay

      To ask the Attorney-General how many staff working for the Law Officers' Departments and its executive agencies are employed through off-payroll engagements costing less than £58,200 per...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Attorney-General what his Department’s strategy is on recovering criminal assets owed through outstanding confiscation orders; and what targets he has set for such recovery.

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Attorney-General what the value was of criminal assets successfully recovered through confiscation orders issued by the Crown Prosecution Service in (a) Spain, (b) the Cayman Islands,...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) what total value of confiscation orders was issued by the Crown Prosecution Service in each of the last five years; and how much was successfully recovered...

      Procurement

      To ask the Attorney-General what the total (a) number and (b) value of contracts issued by (i) his Department and (ii) bodies for which he is responsible which were awarded to small and...

  • Wales

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what discussions she has had with the Welsh Government on reassessment of the Holtham estimates of Welsh Government underfunding under the Barnett...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Atos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what the total monetary value is of each contract between his Department and Atos; (2) when each contract between his Department and Atos...

    • Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2012, Official Report, column 489W, on recruitment, to what extent his Department and its non-departmental...

  • Scotland

    • Atos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the total monetary value is of each contract between his Department and Atos.

    • Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the total (a) number and (b) value of contracts issued by his Department which were awarded to small and medium-sized enterprises was in the latest...

  • Leader of the House

    • Members: Participation in Proceedings

      To ask the Leader of the House whether he plans to bring forward proposals to alter the requirements for those elected to the House to take part in its proceedings.

    • Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will make it his policy that the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund should (a) publicly support the UK Stewardship Code, (b) adhere to the UN-backed...

      Recruitment

      To ask the Leader of the House pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2012, Official Report, column 489W, on recruitment, to what extent his Office used name-blank CVs or the blind sift function on the...

      Times of Sittings

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will bring forward proposals to establish regular earlier sitting times for the last day before each of the main recesses.

  • Prime Minister

    • 10 Downing Street: Staff

      To ask the Prime Minister how many staff in 10 Downing street work on correspondence.

    • House of Commons: Security

      To ask the Prime Minister how many security personnel accompany him when he is in those parts of the House of Commons building restricted to hon. Members, Officers of the House and other...

      International Assistance

      To ask the Prime Minister when he expects that the report by the UN Committee on the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals will be published.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister when he plans to respond to the multiple pieces of correspondence regarding private rents sent to him by the hon. Member for Birmingham, Erdington.

      Shale Gas: Exploration

      To ask the Prime Minister what representatives of the shale gas industry attended the recent 10 Downing street meeting to discuss shale gas potential in the UK.

      Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he has any plans to visit Saudi Arabia.

      South East Asia

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 22 May 2012, Official Report, column 535W, on South East Asia, which of those companies and delegates listed, visited (a) both Indonesia and...

  • Transport

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the extent of spare capacity at (a) Stansted, (b) Luton, (c) Gatwick and (d) Birmingham airport.

    • Aviation: Volcanoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department is providing support to British residents seeking compensation from airline carriers following disruption arising from Icelandic...

      Aviation: Volcanoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many British residents are awaiting compensation from airline carriers relating to disruption arising from Icelandic ash clouds.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many varieties of biofuel are currently being grown in the UK.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations she has received regarding the eligibility of residents of the London borough of Bexley for the Dartford crossing local...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress her Department has made on the review of the Dartford crossing local discount scheme; and if she will make a statement.

      Driving Offences: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will estimate the number of uninsured drivers excluding drivers in London (a) on the most recent date for which figures are available, (b) in...

      Driving under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department is taking to inform drivers as to the dangers of drinking and driving.

      Driving under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road accidents have involved drink-drivers in each of the last five years.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the financial saving to (a) her Department and (b) driving licence holders of the ending of the requirement to hold a...

      Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of (a) domestic and (b) international freight journeys (i) within, (ii) to and (iii) from the UK were by (A) short sea, (B)...

      Health Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff working in her Department are entitled to private health care as part of their remuneration package.

      Highway Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the current typical stopping distances in yards were added to the Highway Code; when the distances were last revised; and whether she has any...

      Merseyrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will commit to funding a fourth track between Roby and Huyton to ensure that four express services can operate each hour between Liverpool and...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 24 May 2012, Official Report, column 784W, on motor vehicles: insurance, and with reference to the answer of 30 April 2012,...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department has taken to tackle fraudulent insurance claims in the last (a) two and (b) five years.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions she has had with (a) law firms and (b) insurance companies on (i) uninsured driving, (ii) fraudulent claims and (iii) lowering...

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she has taken as part of Ride to Work Day on Monday 18 June to recognise the contribution of motorcycles to reducing commuter congestion.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department has taken in conjunction with airline operators to ensure that disabled air passengers and paralympic athletes receive...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what measures are in place to prevent fraudulent misuse or transfer of Games Travelcards for the London 2012 Olympics.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether spectators with tickets for more than one Olympic or Paralympic event being held on the same day will be issued with a separate Games...

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what powers local residents have to appeal against the imposition of parking restrictions by their local authority.

      Passenger Transport Executives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she is taking to increase the influence that passenger transport executives have over the area surrounding their geographic remit.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total (a) number and (b) value of contracts issued by (i) her Department and (ii) bodies for which she is responsible which were awarded to...

      Publications

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

      Railway Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment her Department made of the potential wider economic benefits to places along the West Coast Mainline of enhancement works to the...

      Railway Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost has been of enhancement works to the railway infrastructure undertaken in Rugby since 1998; and what assessment her Department has made...

      Railway Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will assess the effectiveness of enhancement works to the railway infrastructure undertaken in Rugby in relation to (a) higher speeds, (b) new...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations (a) she, (b) her predecessor and (c) Ministers in her Department have received from (i) ATOC and (ii) train operating companies on...

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2012, Official Report, column 489W, on recruitment, to what extent her Department and its non-departmental public...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when her Department plans to complete the commercial arrangements for the delivery of the Intercity Express Programme.

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average age is of a vessel in the UK flagged fleet; and what information her Department holds on the average age of vessels registered under...

      Shipping: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what recent assessment she has made of the effect on (a) employment and (b) the availability of (i) low sulphur fuels and (ii) sulphur dioxide...

      Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will take steps to manage the performance of her Department's officials by introducing a system of ranking.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many trade union representatives in (a) her Department and (b) each of its non-departmental public bodies had (i) part-time; and (ii)...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Human Rights: Religion

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what recent submissions she has made to the European Court of Human Rights on the right of people in the UK to wear a religious cross; and if she will...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Metal Theft

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what the cost was of metal theft from Church of England property in (a) Birmingham, Hall Green constituency and (b)...

  • Defence

    • Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the projected cost was of installing catapult and arrestor gear to two aircraft carriers in (a) October 2010, (b) July 2011 and (c) January 2012.

    • Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much his Department has spent on commencement of the delivery of the carrier programme (a) in total and (b) in each category of cost; (2) how...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence of what military factors on the costs of the carrier programme he took account during the development of the Strategic Defence and Security Review.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to encourage recognition of the contribution of UK armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what measures he has put in place to prevent discrimination against the armed forces in the provision of goods and services.

      Armed Forces: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what measures he has put in place to monitor discrimination against the armed forces, veterans and their families; (2) what measures he has put in...

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons his Department has not made it its policy to inform hon. Members of redundancies at Ministry of Defence establishments within their...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what training facilities will close after the implementation of the Defence Technical Training Change Programme; when those facilities will close;...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the BvS 10 Viking vehicles used in Afghanistan will be re-built; and what the cost to the public purse will be.

      Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has received through the commercial export levy in each of the last 10 years.

      Atos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the total monetary value is of each contract between his Department and Atos; (2) when each contract between his Department and Atos was most...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost was to his Department of the use of external consultants in each of the last two years.

      Defence Business Services National Security Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the target time is for completion of (a) security checks on and (b) developed vetting by the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting of...

      Defence Business Services National Security Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether there is a backlog of cases at the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting relating to (a) his Department's personnel, (b) other...

      Defence Equipment: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) 12 ton mine protected vehicles, (b) BR90s, (c) amphibious bridging and ferry equipment and (d) concrete mixers of each equipment type are...

      Defence: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the Strategic Defence and Security Review on the number of people employed in the defence industry.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which of his Department's programmes have been delayed between July 2011 and May 2012; when each programme has been delayed (a) from and (b) until;...

      Harrier Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the recent sale of Harrier fighter aircraft led to a loss to his Department; and how much was any such loss.

      Low Associates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has received any representations from Low Associates since May 2010.

      Medals: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for North Durham of 6 March 2012, Official Report, column 662W, on medals: veterans, what progress has...

      Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on the provision of fast jet training for each training exercise undertaken with (a) Hawker Hunter Aviation, (b) Airborne...

      Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Ministry of Defence police officers have been deployed to staff passport desks at British airports since May 2010.

      Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence at which airports Ministry of Defence police officers have been deployed to staff passport desks since May 2010.

      Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the deployment of Ministry of Defence police officers to staff...

      Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what training Ministry of Defence police officers deployed to staff passport desks at British airports have received.

      Patrol Craft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with Turkish Government officials on collaboration on the future production of offshore patrol vessels.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) highest, (b) median, (c) median full-time equivalent and (d) lowest full-time equivalent salary was paid by (i) his Department and (ii) its...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department plans to issue bonuses to its staff in the current financial year.

      Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where in the UK remote radar heads are located.

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2012, Official Report, column 489W, on recruitment, to what extent his Department and its non-departmental public bodies...

      USA: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which joint working groups, joint working group subgroups and specialised working groups currently operate under the auspices of the 1958 US-UK Mutual...

      Veterans: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many veterans in Denton and Reddish constituency have been diagnosed with mental health problems as a result of active service in the latest period...

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education in how many local authorities the majority of secondary schools are academies.

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools have converted to academy status in each month of 2012.

      University Technical Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent progress his Department has made on the establishment of university technical colleges.

      e-mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people have contacted his Department on official business using the Mrs Blurt e-mail account since May 2010.

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of changes in the number of pupils taking science, language, history and geography courses following the introduction of the...

      GCSE: Newton Abbott

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what percentage of pupils leaving schools in Newton Abbot constituency achieved five GCSE A* to C grades, including mathematics and English in (a) 2010...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to encourage the best graduates to enter the teaching profession.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the local government funding settlement for 2011-12 and 2012-13, for what reasons he decided to reduce the Revenue Formula Grant...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • American Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if the Minister for Sport will meet members of the All-Party Group for American Football and representatives of the NFL to...

    • British Sky Broadcasting: News Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) if he will place in the Library all (a) e-mails and (b) text messages exchanged between himself and Adam Smith relating...

      British Sky Broadcasting: News Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will place in the Library all (a) e-mails and (b) text messages exchanged between Adam Smith and (i) Frederic Michel of...

      British Sky Broadcasting: News Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what telephone calls between him and James Murdoch took place on 10 November and 15 November 2010; and if he will place in the...

      British Sky Broadcasting: News Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether any guidance or instructions were issued on contact between his Department and opponents of the News Corporation bid...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what progress has been made on the delivery of superfast broadband to (a) Northamptonshire and (b) England.

      Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what the (a) job title and (b) pay band was of each official, excluding special advisers, recruited by his Department...

      Diamond Jubilee 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will discuss with the BBC Trust the standard of the Jubilee Pageant coverage.

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what progress he has made on increasing levels of digital inclusion of those on low incomes; (2) what progress has been...

      Euro 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with UEFA regarding England’s participation in Euro 2012.

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps the Government is taking to fulfil the coalition agreement to support the co-operative ownership of football clubs...

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what his Department's policy is on the online gaming industry.

      Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the contribution of local newspapers to the economy.

      Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has to support local newspapers.

      Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of people employed in the local newspaper industry.

      Low Associates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department has received any representations from Low Associates since May 2010.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the total (a) number and (b) value of contracts issued by (i) his Department and (ii) bodies for which he is responsible...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what proportion of contracts issued by his Department were awarded to small and medium-sized enterprises in 2011-12; and what...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport which regulations his Department repealed between 1 February 2012 and 31 May 2012; and what the anticipated total savings will...

      Tourism: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what information his Department holds on the number of tourists who visited (a) Devon and (b) Newton Abbot constituency in the...

      Tourism: Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effect of wind turbines on the tourism industry.

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what punishment he proposes will be imposed for breaches of the new classification system for video games.

  • Home Department

    • Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects a regulatory impact assessment to be published following the publication of the Government's White Paper entitled Putting...

    • Antisocial Behaviour Orders: Middlesbrough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of antisocial behaviour orders issued to residents of Middlesbrough local authority.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will consider granting temporary immigration status to refused asylum seekers who are unable to return to their home countries.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will consider granting temporary immigration status to refused asylum seekers who are effectively stateless because their country of...

      Chief Police Officers’ Staff Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent guidance her Department has issued to police authorities on the payment of fees to the Chief Police Officers' Staff...

      Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how annual uplifts to resource budgets have been calculated on each of her Department's contracts with private sector providers in each of...

      Identity Cards: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions her Department has held with the European Commission on a mandatory electronic ID system for all EU citizens.

      Immigrants: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what evidence the UK Border Agency requires to accept a claim for leave to remain as a victim of domestic violence.

      Immigrants: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what monitoring she plans to put in place to ensure the accuracy of pre-migration tuberculosis screening in high-incidence countries.

      Immigrants: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether tuberculosis treatment will be required of visa applicants from high-incidence countries with latent tuberculosis.

      Immigrants: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what exemptions will be granted to the recently implemented pre-entry tuberculosis screening for refugees and asylum seekers for whom delayed...

      Immigrants: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how recent changes in tuberculosis screening requirements will change visa application processes for asylum seekers already in the UK.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans her Department has to raise the minimum income requirements for immigration sponsors.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of the change in immigration levels arising from an increase in the minimum income requirements for...

      Immigration: Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to her contribution of 11 June 2012, Official Report, column 59, on family migration, whether she plans to make any changes to the...

      Offences Against Children: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with her European counterparts on establishing joint investigation teams to investigate abuse and exploitation...

      Police: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has made an assessment of the value for money provided by private sector contractors to the police.

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department takes to ensure that all serious road traffic incidents are assessed by accident investigators who are chartered...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the Serious Organised Crime Agency recovered in (a) Denton and Reddish constituency and (b) Greater Manchester in the latest period...

      West Midlands Police: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department have had with the chief constable of West Midlands police on the number...

  • Justice

    • Alternatives to Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent research his Department has undertaken on the use of intensive punitive community disposal for offenders who warrant a significant level of...

    • Alternatives to Prison: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what representations he has received on the relationship between intensive alternative to custody pilots and reoffending rates.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been sent to prison for breach of an antisocial behaviour injunction in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Atos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the total monetary value is of each contract between his Department and Atos; (2) when each contract between his Department and Atos was most...

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to discuss with ministerial colleagues the extension of Freedom of Information legislation to charities that undertake duties assigned...

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what steps he plans to take to encourage compliance of offenders who are placed on intensive community punishment orders; (2) what guidance he...

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the average cost of supervising a person on an intensive community order.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he made of the annual savings which would be achieved by courts in North Yorkshire and York if Crown Prosecution Service and police staff...

      Dangerous Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment he has made of the extent to which sentences given to drivers who (a) injure and (b) kill cyclists as a result of (i) careless and...

      Driving Offences: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will estimate the proportion of fraudulent insurance claimants who were convicted of making fraudulent insurance claims in (a) 1997, (b) 2002 and...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 15 May 2012, Official Report, column 86W, on the legal aid scheme, whether additional consideration has been given to engaging...

      Mediation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of family cases have attended Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings in the last 12 months; and what proportion of such cases...

      Mediation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to regulate private mediators in England and Wales.

      Offenders: Isle of Wight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the name is of each of the 10 offenders with the most recorded convictions (a) with at least one offence on the Isle of Wight and (b) with all...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) highest, (b) median, (c) median full-time equivalent and (d) lowest full-time equivalent salary was paid by (i) his Department and (ii) its...

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with which foreign national governments Ministers in his Department have had discussions on the extension and negotiation of prisoner transfer...

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign national prisoners were voluntarily repatriated in each of the last five years.

      Prisons: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his Department’s expenditure was in prisons in each of the last five years; and how much he expects to spend in each year to 2015.

      Prisons: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent per prisoner on food in each of the last five years.

      Probate: Winchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2012, Official Report, column 360W, on probate: Winchester, which probate caller offices in the UK have fewer...

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2012, Official Report, column 489W, on recruitment, to what extent his Department and its non-departmental public bodies...

      Reoffenders: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders sentenced for serious crimes had committed previous offences in (a) Birmingham, Selly Oak constituency and (b) South Birmingham in (i)...

      Seized Articles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what proportion of offenders on the probation caseload possess assets that could be seized under the proposals contained in his Department's...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection (IPP) prisoners there are in England; how many IPP prisoners are waiting to be admitted onto...

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment he has made of the potential costs of devolving the commissioning of victims' services and of its potential effect on (a) quality...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Atos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the total monetary value is of each contract between his Department and Atos; (2) when each contract between his...

    • Building Regulations: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the compliance rate with part P is for practitioners carrying out electrical work; and if he will make a statement.

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with local authorities on planned changes to the administration of council tax benefits.

      Empty Property: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the amount of office space in empty government buildings in (a) Birmingham, Ladywood constituency...

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the number of troubled families which include family members who have a criminal record.

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria he is using to identify troubled families.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on a floor for grant reductions affecting fire and rescue authorities in years three and four of the spending...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what savings fire and rescue services expect to make (a) nationally and (b) in Merseyside as a result of changes to...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the total capital spend on housing was in each year since 1982; and how much capital spend he expects on housing in (a)...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many bids have been received to date to the Get Britain Building fund; and how many such bids have been successful;...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what meetings officials from his Department have had with banks, building societies and mortgage lenders on self-build policy...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of planning applications to build new houses were refused permission by local authorities in...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes have been built in each of the towns previously designated as eco-towns to date.

      Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what steps he is taking to monitor delivery of the New Deal for Older Person's Housing; (2) what discussions he has had...

      Kingston Upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Minister for Housing and Local Government was part of the team from his Department that visited the Hull City...

      Local Government: Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he plans to take to develop a mechanism which would trigger intervention in a failing local authority if the Audit...

      Local Government: Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the total cost to the public purse of local authorities being required to run a procurement process...

      Local Government: Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the cost of training members of independent audit committees; and whether this training will be...

      Local Government: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the total amount of (a) fraud, (b) overpayments and (c) errors detected by the National Fraud Initiative was in each year...

      Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library any advice he has received from departmental statisticians relating to research by Opera...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes have been purchased using loans provided through the Government's NewBuy Guarantee Scheme.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department holds on the number of homes in the private rented sector that do not meet his decent home...

      Rented Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to encourage landlords to accept housing benefit as payment; and what steps he is taking to increase the...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consideration he has given to the potential loss of economies of scale of his Department's Tenant Cashback scheme.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many home swaps have taken place under the HomeSwap Direct Scheme in (a) Birmingham, Hall Green constituency and (b) England...

      Social Rented Housing: Second Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the number of social housing tenants who own second homes; and what statistical measures his...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the local government funding settlement for 2011-12 and 2012-13, what assessment he has made of changes made...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how he will ensure that local landscape designations will be respected by the Planning Inspectorate in relation to wind turbine...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to impose minimum distance requirements between wind farm developments and dwellings.

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether, if a wind energy company has proposed turbines for a sites but has not yet submitted a planning application, such...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what training has been provided for the Planning Inspectorate to prepare it adequately to evaluate the arguments and evidence...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the resources and expertise planning authorities have to carry out and enforce wind...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will consider the French National Academy of Medicine's recommendation that the minimum distance between turbines and...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many wind farm applications were submitted for sites (a) in Northamptonshire and (b) nationally in the last 12 months for...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will issue guidance on the balance to be struck by local planning authorities between granting planning permission for...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate has been made of the cost per head for staff, salaries and offices of a wholly or partly elected House of Lords.

    • House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the timetable is for House of Lords reform.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Arms Trade: Vietnam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what is covered by the defence co-operation memorandum of understanding between the UK and Vietnam negotiated by the UK Trade and...

    • Business: Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many responses have been received to his call for evidence on dealing with dismissal and compensated no fault dismissal for...

      Business: South-west

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many business mentors were recruited in (a) Devon and (b) the south-west in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Construction: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment his Department has made of the effects of the Construction Industry Training Board levy on small and...

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on the updating of published data in line with the Government’s transparency agenda in each...

      Health Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff in his Department are entitled to private health care as part of their remuneration package.

      International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff within his Department are allocated to work on international trade negotiations.

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department plans to take in response to the recent reduction in UK manufacturing output.

      New Businesses: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of young people expected to start a business in the next 12 months.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the total (a) number and (b) value of contracts issued by (i) his Department and (ii) bodies for which he is responsible...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the abolition of his Department's R&D scoreboard, how he proposes his Department will obtain information on...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department's R&D scoreboard cost to produce; and from what budget that cost was taken.

      Science: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress he has made on implementing the Government's Strategy for Life Sciences published in November 2011; and if he will...

      Student Loans Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans his Department has to improve standards of customer service at the Student Loans Company; and if he will make a statement.

      Student Loans Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria are used to measure customer satisfaction at the Student Loans Company.

      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, what maximum level of funding...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when his Department made campaign materials on part-time student finance available; and what outlets have been used to promote...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department has allocated to promoting the part-time student support scheme in the academic year (a) 2011-12...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what market research and testing his Department conducted in determining the name of 24+ Advanced Learning Loans; and what...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what identification and information the Student Loans Company will require from those applying for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of (a) wind turbine towers and (b) wind turbines installed in the latest year for which figures are available...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the global market share of wind turbine manufacture of UK companies.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that effective enforcement action is taken so that parents receive child maintenance.

    • Consumer Prices Index

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the consumer prices index with housing costs included, which is being developed by the Office for National Statistics, might be used in...

      Disclosure of Information

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

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) young people, (b) lone parents, (c) people with disabilities and (d) people in total gained work as a result of attending...

      Employment Schemes: Wrexham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which organisations in Wrexham which provided assistance for employment support allowance will not provide assistance under the Work programme.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will estimate the number of people who will have their housing benefit capped who will move from employment to unemployment as a...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with local authority leaders whose authorities include the principal seaside towns on the potential effects...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of families who will leave their existing homes in Poplar and Limehouse constituency as a consequence...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of (a) the number of families in Poplar and Limehouse constituency who will be affected by the benefit cap to be...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether it is his policy that universal credit claimants whose housing costs payments switch to being paid directly to their landlord should...

      Members: Correspondence

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

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans his Department has to seek the views of employers participating in the early stages of the automatic enrolment implementation scheme...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria the Workplace Pension Reform Evaluation Strategy will use to measure the effects of automatic enrolment.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department has taken to minimise the industry-specific administrative obligations of auto-enrolment for (a) agency workers and...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the (a) cost and (b) administrative burden of opt-outs from the automatic enrolment regulations for...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 27 March 2012, Official Report, column 1044W, on occupational pensions, what steps his Department plans to take...

      Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people between the ages of 60 and 65 claiming pension credit were eligible for jobseeker's allowance in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of pensioners in Wales aged 75 years or over live in relative poverty.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how people in receipt of disability living allowance who reach retirement age shortly after the introduction of the personal independence...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of (a) children, (b) pensioners and (c) households were living in poverty in (i) York, (ii) Yorkshire and the...

      Remploy: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average maximum redundancy payments are for staff employed in Remploy factories under his proposals for closure of Remploy factories.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if his Department will inform local authorities of estimated numbers of benefit recipients that may move to their areas following the proposed...

      Social Security Benefits: Fibromyalgia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has considered recognising fibromyalgia in the benefits system.

      Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has any plans to reassess the eligibility criteria for statutory sickness pay.

      Trade Union Officials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many days were used by trade union representatives in his Department for facility time in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and what estimate he...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much of the £2 billion funding allocated to universal credit he expects to spend on transitional protection in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much of the £2 billion funding allocated to universal credit he expects to spend in total in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.

      Wind Power: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many wind turbine accidents there have been in each of the last five years; how many such accidents involved the (a) shattering of blades,...

  • Treasury

    • Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the proportion of savings bank accounts with passbooks which are owned by pensioners; (2) what estimate he has made of...

    • Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken to make savers aware of ways to achieve better rates of interest from banks.

      Capital Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to promote the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what process HM Revenue and Customs is developing to share income information between partners or ex-partners in situations in respect of eligibility for...

      Child Care Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department expects to save through reduced expenditure on the childcare element of working tax credit following the extension of provision for...

      Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider allowing bad debt to be written-off against profits in peer-to-peer lending schemes; and if he will make a statement.

      Engineers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many engineers in each profession were employed in his Department in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Environment Protection: Research

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will increase publicly funded research and development in low-carbon technologies for the purposes of promoting economic growth.

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of not proceeding with the planned three pence fuel duty increase; (2) whether his Department has...

      Finance Act 2008

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people had to pay additional tax following the coming into force of section 58(4) of the Finance Act 2008; and if he will make a statement.

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider (a) allowing children born between 2002 and 2011 to invest in junior individual savings accounts instead of child trust funds and (b)...

      Low Associates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has received any representations from Low Associates since May 2010.

      New Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what fiscal measures he has taken to encourage small business start-ups.

      New Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what tax reliefs are in place to help promote entrepreneurship.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people discovered to be off-payroll by his review of the tax arrangements of public sector appointees were earning more than (a) £100,000, (b)...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average waiting time is for answer to calls to the HM Revenue and Customs helpline.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much of the £917 million to be re-invested in HM Revenue and Customs by the end of the Parliament has been received by HM Revenue and Customs.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much of the estimated £7 billion expected to be recovered each year by HM Revenue and Customs by 2014-15 will come from receipts of (a) income tax,...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made in reaching the target of recovering an extra £7 billion a year as a result of the £917 million investment in HM...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how savings made by HM Revenue and Customs through its efficiency programme have been spent.

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last met the Scottish Executive to discuss the role of the Bank of England.

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Executive on the membership of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England.

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from the Scottish Government in relation to membership of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England.

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what correspondence (a) he, (b) his Ministers and (c) his officials have had with the Scottish Executive on the membership of the Monetary Policy Committee...

      Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress he has made in implementing arrangements for transferable tax allowances where one earner is unable to work because of illness but is not...

      Tax Allowances: Charitable Donations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was claimed in tax relief for charitable giving by (a) the corporate sector and (b) private individuals in each of the last five years.

      Taxation: Gambling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his proposal to tax remote gambling companies will apply to companies taking bets on racing which takes place in Northern Ireland; and if he will...

      Taxation: Multinational Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the potential effect of reforms to the Controlled Foreign Companies regime on developing countries; (2) what estimate...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses in Strangford constituency were registered for VAT in the last three years.

      VAT: Listed Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will develop plans to provide support for (a) community organisations and (b) charities based in listed buildings which are not listed places of...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has any plans to review its rival claims procedure for tax credit payments.

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid to recipients of working tax credit in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09, (iii)...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the effect of recent floods on (a) farmers, (b) crops and (c) ecosystems.

    • Animal Feed: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on legislation at EU level on the prevention of use of antibiotics in animal food.

      Animal Welfare Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she (1) has any plans to remove the statutory nature of the codes of practice under section 14 of the Animal...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much she expects her Department to spend on the forthcoming judicial review of the badger cull.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Worcestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases of bovine tuberculosis were confirmed in (a) Worcestershire and (b) Redditch in each of the last two years.

      Bulls: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she is taking steps to prevent culling of newborn bull calves in the dairy industry.

      Business Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress her Department has made in achieving the aims stated in its most recent business plan.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what plans her Department has to introduce mandatory carbon emissions reporting; (2) on what evidential basis her...

      Carbon Emissions: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has taken steps to promote the use of carbon-neutral wood burning stoves in the home.

      Cattle: Parasitic Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the effect of increasing cases of fluke in grazing cattle on farmers.

      Cattle: Parasitic Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will estimate the incidence of bovine neosporosis in cattle.

      Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) with reference to Adapting to Coastal Change: Developing a Policy Framework, what plans she has to finalise a national...

      Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much of the £11 million from the Coastal Change Fund provided to local authorities in 2009 to deal with coastal...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what priority she places on simplification of policy in her negotiations on reform of the common agricultural policy; and if...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what her Department’s policy is on the three crop rule for arable farmers proposed as part of reform of the...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress she has made on discussions with the European Commission on reform of the common agricultural policy; and if...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what her policy is on provision of greater flexibility in the greening element of pillar I in the common agricultural...

      Disease Control: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department has provided support or assistance to any of the British Overseas Territories for the culling of cats...

      E. coli

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding from the public purse she has allocated to monitor the incidence and spread of extended-spectrum...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps her Department has taken to support green technologies whilst also delivering value for money.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many permits have been awarded by the Environment Agency to catch North American signal crayfish.

      Floods: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has had any meetings with people or businesses affected by recent flooding.

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether she has met representatives of the insurance industry to discuss options to replace the Statement of Principles...

      Floods: Newton Abbot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department has taken to ensure adequate flood defences in Newton Abbot constituency since 2010.

      Fly Tipping: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consideration she has given to issuing guidance to local authorities on use of the powers introduced by the Clean...

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which local authorities in England and Wales send a majority of their food waste to landfill.

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will consider providing financial incentives to local authorities to encourage the home disposal of food waste.

      Hares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the size of the population of wild hares in each of the last five years.

      Ivory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to prevent illegal trading in ivory.

      Litter: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which organisations have joined the ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign since October 2011.

      Livestock: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what information her Department holds on the relative quantities of antibiotics used on livestock farms to (a) treat...

      Livestock: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will commission a review on the extent of the prophylactic use of antibiotics in livestock production.

      Livestock: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding her Department provides for research and development projects and studies on the use of antibiotics in food...

      Livestock: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to promote the responsible use of antimicrobials in farmed animals.

      Livestock: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recent assessment she has made of the effects of the use in livestock production of antibiotics designed for...

      Livestock: North-west

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate her Department has made of the number of farming holdings there have been in less favoured areas in (a) Cumbria...

      Palm Oil: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the volume of unsustainable palm oil imported in each of the last five years.

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment her Department has made of the use of the Cruiser OSR pesticide.

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions her Department has had with the (a) European Commission and (b) European Food Safety Agency on a...

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the French Ministry of Agriculture's decision to ban the use of the pesticide...

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recent assessment her Department has made of the use of neonicotinoids in the production of agricultural crops in...

      Rabbits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the size of the population of wild rabbits in each of the last five years.

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2012, Official Report, column 489W, on recruitment, to what extent her Department and its...

      River Thames: Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to prevent the Thames from being flooded with sewage after periods of heavy rainfall.

      River Thames: Tunnels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will publish her response to the Mayor of London's letter to her of 11 April 2012 on the Thames tunnel.

      Roads: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the ecological effects of street lighting.

      Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps her Department has taken to (a) support the farming industry in the UK, (b) promote the interests of rural...

      Rural Areas: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps her Department has taken to support small businesses.

      Schmallenberg Virus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress her Department has made in tracking the schmallenberg virus in the UK.

      Sharks: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent research her Department has undertaken into shark finning in the UK.

      Steart Peninsular

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the (a) cost of buying the land for the Steart Peninsular project, (b) overall cost of that...

      Timber: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to prevent the illegal smuggling of endangered hardwoods.

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the average change in water prices charged to customers was in each of the last 10 years (a) in England and Wales...

      Water: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will meet representatives of the Environment Agency and the water suppliers to discuss lifting drought orders...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the effect of wind turbine developments on livestock.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Average Earnings: Newton Abbot

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will estimate the average earnings of full-time employees in Newton Abbot constituency in April of each year since 2005.

    • Average Earnings: South West

      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) Newton Abbot...

      Charities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department issues guidance to charities on payments to suppliers and sub-contractors.

      Charities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what arrangements are in place to ensure charitable resources are used transparently in establishing new IT processes in charities.

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to ensure that senior civil servants maintain proper constitutional relations between the civil service and Parliament.

      Civil Servants: North West

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many full-time civil service posts there were in (a) Warrington, (b) Cheshire, (c) Merseyside and (d) Greater Manchester (i) on the most recent date...

      Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will consider introducing a system in the civil service analogous to the Business Compact and name blank CVs.

      Deaths: Heart Disease and Strokes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many people died from heart disease in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each of the last five...

      Employment: York

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) males and (b) females were employed (i) full-time and (ii) part-time (A) on the latest date for which figures are available, (B) in 2010,...

      Employment: Newton Abbot

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what percentage of people in Newton Abbot constituency were employed in the (a) public sector, (b) private sector and (c) third sector in each of the...

      Government Estate

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what savings to the public purse have accrued from his Department's controls on the Government's property estate since May 2010; and how much he expects...

      Investment and Contract Readiness Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether any Barnett consequentials arise from the formation of the Investment and Contract Readiness Fund.

      Public Policy Research: Members

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department has commissioned or funded research into the opinions of hon. Members on issues of public policy since the 2010 general election.

      Ministers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he will publish Ministers' figures for hospitality, gifts and overseas trips since September 2011.

      Office for National Statistics

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the route is from the opening page of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) website to finding the entry for 1950 from data set 1.8 in the...

      Office for National Statistics

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the route is from the opening page of the Office for National Statistics website to access the time series for the Household Savings ratio for...

      Older Workers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether the number of people between the ages of 60 and 65 claiming pension credit and entitled to, but not claiming, jobseeker's allowance is included...

      Pensioners: Newton Abbot

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people there were of pensionable age in Newton Abbot constituency on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what steps he has taken to ensure that small companies can participate in the (a) first and (b) second round of G-Cloud procurement; (2) what...

      Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what proportion of Government-procured construction works were fully compliant with the health and safety competence in the Approved Code of...

      Public Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress he has made in improving efficiency in the public sector.

      Regulation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which regulations his Department repealed between 1 February 2012 and 31 May 2012; and what the anticipated total savings will be from repealing those...

      Sports Nutrition

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the total number of (a) jobs and (b) businesses in the sports nutrition industry.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Adam Pickles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support and assistance his Department is offering the family of Adam Pickles.

    • Argentina

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Argentinian Government on its recent threats of legal action against British oil...

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens are registered as permanently resident on Ascension Island.

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on a right of abode on Ascension Island.

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many trespassers have been evicted from the British Indian Ocean Territory in each of the last 10 years.

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on a right of abode in the British Indian Ocean Territory.

      British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which 20 countries had the largest British expatriate populations in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has held with the Burmese Government on inter-ethnic and inter-religious violence in the west of that country.

      Commonwealth: Diamond Jubilee 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what programmes his Department has put in place to promote diamond jubilee celebrations in Commonwealth countries.

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the appointment of diplomats to the UK who have been accused of committing human rights abuses.

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what expenditure his Department made on private education for the children of diplomatic staff working overseas in the latest...

      Euro 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the (a) Polish and (b) Ukrainian authorities on racism at the UEFA Euro 2012...

      Foreign Students: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate the British Council has made of the number of students from the north-east of England who have participated in (a)...

      Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his answer of 16 May 2012, Official Report, column 199W, on guided weapons, whether the Storm Shadow missile falls...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking in respect of discriminatory water supply policies in the Jordan Valley.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Israeli authorities on Mahmoud Sarsak; and if he will make a statement.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he would consider taking against Israel if it continues with its policy of detentions without charge or trial; and if...

      Mexico

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had discussions with his Mexican counterpart regarding Clean Technology Fund projects and the land rights of the...

      Morocco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that negotiations on a new EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement (a) address the need for...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK nationals have been injured by attacks by Boko Haram in Nigeria.

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will hold discussions with Israel and Egypt in order to reduce fuel shortages in Gaza; and if he will make a statement.

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to secure the release of Palestinian footballer Mahmoud Sarsak; and if he will make a statement.

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will hold discussions with his EU counterparts in order to (a) lift restrictions on exports from Gaza through the Kerem...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect on the civilian population of the economic blockade of the Gaza strip; and if he make...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the introduction of VAT in the Turks and Caicos Islands; and if he will make a statement.

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received any reports of the boarding of a Swedish operated vessel, Meya, in Dakhla, Western Sahara, on 23 April...

  • International Development

    • Atos

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the total monetary value of each contract between his Department and Atos is.

    • Biofuels: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions his Department has had with the European Commission about the forthcoming Commission report on the social...

      Developing Countries: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of trends in the incidence of hunger in (a) China and (b) the poorest 20 countries over the last 20 years.

      Developing Countries: Rabies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make it a condition of providing overseas aid to improve health services in order to deal with rabies eradication or...

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his priorities are for the work of the UN High Level Panel on post-Millennium Development Goals.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the total (a) number and (b) value of contracts issued by (i) his Department and (ii) bodies for which he is responsible which...

      Sahel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on responding to the food crisis in the Sahel.

      Sahel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to respond to the food crisis in the Sahel.

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how long on average people waited in accident and emergency at York Hospital before being treated in (a) 1992 and (b) each year since 1992.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people under the age of 18 years in each (a) socio-economic, (b) ethnic and (c) gender group were admitted to hospital with suspected...

      Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what guidance the NHS issues on the use of the antibiotic fluoroquinolones and third and fourth generation cephalosporins to treat people who do not...

      Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on levels of use in the NHS of (a) fluoroquinolones and (b) 3rd and 4th generation cephalosporins.

      Atos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the total monetary value of each contract between his Department and Atos is; (2) when each contract between his Department and Atos was most...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many emergency admissions for each type of cancer there were in each hospital trust in each of the last two years.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much funding his Department allocated for carers (a) nationally and (b) in Milton Keynes in the latest period for which figures are available;...

      Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements are in place to ensure that clinical trials cannot be falsified for commercial purposes.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on any effects of social contact and volunteering on delaying the onset of dementia;

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the additional funding for dementia provided by his Department will be distributed to all constituent parts of the UK; and what proportion of such...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were diagnosed with (a) type 1 and (b) type 2 diabetes last year.

      Dialysis Machines: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients a week received kidney dialysis in NHS centres in York on average in (a) 1992 and (b) each year since 1992.

      Drugs: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the effect of psychotropic drugs on young people.

      E. coli

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS reports there were of antibiotic resistant E. coli in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each strategic health authority in each of the...

      E. coli

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many recorded cases of drug resistant E. coli were confirmed in each of the last five years.

      E. coli

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases resistant E. coli were reported in each of the last five years.

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has commissioned or funded any research into the opinions of hon. Members on issues of health policy since May 2010.

      Health Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff working in his Department are entitled to private health care as part of their remuneration package.

      Health Services: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what resources were allocated for NHS services in (a) York and (b) North Yorkshire and York (i) in cash terms and (ii) at current prices (A) in total and...

      Health Services: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent NHS (a) hospital doctors, (b) GPs, (c) dentists, (d) nurses and midwives, (e) other clinical staff and (f) staff in total...

      Hearing Impairment: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the communication needs of (a) people who are hard of hearing and (b) deaf British Sign Language users...

      Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to deliver care at home packages.

      Homeopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the extent to which qualified homeopaths can dispense homeopathic remedies to patients; whether he has any plans to change this...

      Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to increase the number of (a) NHS and (b) independent hospices.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what change there has been in the number of NHS beds in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) nationally in each...

      Hospitals: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS patients in York waited more than (a) six months and (b) three months for an inpatient admission in (i) the year ended March 1992 and (ii)...

      Hospitals: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS (a) inpatient admissions and (b) outpatient appointments there were at York Hospital in (i) 1992 and (ii) each year since 1992.

      Hospitals: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many full-time equivalent NHS (a) consultants, (b) junior hospital doctors, (c) nurses and midwives, (d) other clinical staff and (e) staff in...

      Hospitals: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how long on average an NHS outpatient in (a) York, (b) North Yorkshire and York and (c) Yorkshire and the Humber waited from referral by a GP to...

      Lead Ingestion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what scientific research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on any effects of lead ingestion on the incidence of crime and anti-social...

      Liver Disease: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people died in England and Wales of liver disease in each of the last five years; where liver disease was most prevalent in each such year; and...

      Low Birthweight Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the potential effects of low birth weight on the well-being of (a) babies, (b) infants and (c) children; and if he will...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has for future use of electronic health records; and what cost efficiencies he expects to result from this.

      Medical Treatments: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to encourage the healthcare industry to employ new graduates in clinical research.

      Medical Treatments: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of clinical research professionals; (2) what steps his Department is taking to develop...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on mental health services in Worcestershire in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Mental Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what NHS facilities are available for veterans with mental health issues in Worcestershire.

      Mental Illness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the World Health Organisation's prediction of a 50% increase in the rate of childhood mental illness between 2005 and 2020;...

      Mental Illness: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with health authorities on the use and provision of donepezil for those with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

      Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what data will be provided to support clinical commissioning groups in the commissioning and evaluation of neurological services; (2) what steps he...

      NHS: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) vacant, (b) unoccupied and (c) surplus office spaces in NHS properties are managed by (i) hospital trusts, (ii) primary care trusts and (iii)...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has any plans to change the formula for NHS resource allocation; and whether he has undertaken any consultation on this matter.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent NHS (a) consultants and (b) junior doctors were employed in each clinical specialty at hospitals in York (i) in cash terms...

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pension lump sums paid in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12 under the NHS pension scheme were valued at (i) £100,000 to...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of NHS reorganisation in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d)...

      Nursing and Midwifery Council: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he plans to have with the Nursing and Midwifery Council on its consultation on the annual fee for registered nurses.

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on advertising the benefits of good nutrition to (a) adults, (b) children and (c) pregnant women in each of the last five years.

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will estimate the average level of consumption of (a) salt, (b) hydrogenated fat, (c) refined sugar and (d) saturated fat by (i) adults and...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the proportion of (a) children and (b) adults who have sufficient daily intake of zinc.

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the potential effects of the consumption of trans fats on structural fats in the...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to introduce nutritional science modules into the curriculum for medical students.

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nutritional therapists are employed in the NHS.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on treating obesity-related conditions in each of the last five years; and how much it expects to spend in the next five years.

      Older People: Day Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many publicly-funded elderly day care centres there were in each of the last five years.

      Out of Area Treatment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients registered at an address in Wales received treatment at a hospital in England in each month since May 2010.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to improve end-of-life care.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on requiring patients to routinely be asked about their wishes for end-of-life care including provision of antibiotics, intubation and...

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funds his Department will make available to further research into pancreatic cancer in the next three years.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to introduce regional pay since 20 March 2012; and if he will make a statement.

      Postnatal Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on research into (a) postnatal depression and (b) postnatal stress and anxiety in each of the last five years.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish the consultation on an Early Access to Medicines Scheme as announced in the UK Life Sciences Strategy.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which hospitals have made representations to his Department on prescription drug shortages since January 2012.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total (a) number and (b) value of contracts issued by (i) his Department and (ii) bodies for which he is responsible which were awarded to small...

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2012, Official Report, column 489W, on recruitment, to what extent his Department and its non-departmental public bodies...

      Respiratory System: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which hospitals have qualified personnel to carry out a specific bronchial challenge test.

      Sexually Transmitted Infections: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people under the age of 18 years in each (a) socio-economic, (b) ethnic and (c) gender group were treated for sexually transmitted diseases in...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost has been to date of the Productive Community Services project (a) in the Brighton and Hove area, (b) in Sussex and (c) nationally; what the...

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people his Department estimates to have had a stroke (a) nationally and (b) in South Swindon constituency in the last year.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the average age of people who have had a stroke in each of the last 10 years.

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will meet the National Advisory Council to the Thalidomide Trust to discuss years two and three of the Government's pilot financial support scheme...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will introduce national social sustainability criteria for the production and imports of (a) biofuels and (b) other bioenergy.

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of proposed power plants in the UK planning to use bioliquids for electricity generation...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to ensure low carbon generation projects which need to make final investment decisions before legislation...

      Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will review the principle of mandatory connection in order to encourage the use of combined heat and power and district heating...

      Coryton Oil Refinery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what his policy is on the provision of state aid to maintain operations at the Coryton Oil Refinery; (2) whether his Department...

      Coryton Oil Refinery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the letter from the Minister of State for Energy of 11 June 2012, on Coryton Refinery, whether his Department has had...

      Coryton Oil Refinery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the letter from the Minister of State for Energy of 11 June 2012, on Coryton Refinery, (1) for what reason his...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what guidance his Department provides to Ofgem on appraising the environmental impacts of overground electricity transmission scheme...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) if he will publish correspondence between his Department and the European Commission on the application of state aid rules to the...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects a decision to be made by the European Commission on state aid rules in relation to the Contracts for Difference in the...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to page 14, Annex A, of the Draft Energy Bill, whether he plans to publish the budget envelope for the delivery of EMR...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) if he will make it his policy to seek a firm commitment from Energy Company Obligation suppliers that they will use his proposed...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the answer of 19 April 2012, Official Report, column 484W, on energy, what the outcomes were of his officials’...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with Ofgem on his proposals that all gas and electricity bills should display prominently how much...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that energy tariffs are clear and comparable with each other.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the electricity market reform impact assessment, whether his Department plans to provide letters of comfort, or any...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to tackle fuel poverty following the closure of the Warm Front scheme.

      Fuel Poverty: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the effect of fuel poverty on rural communities.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the final Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) impact assessment, how many installations of energy...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the net number of jobs that will be created as a result of the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation.

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether Hinkley Point C has applied for a contract under the Contract for Difference support mechanism.

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what negotiations his Department has had with EDF on a Contract for Difference for Hinkley Point C.

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what indications he or officials in his Department have provided, or will provide to EDF Energy on the strike price it will receive for...

      National Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by National Grid in (a) 2009, (b) 2010 and (c) 2011; (2) how many full-time...

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what action his Department is taking to secure liquid natural gas supplies for the UK.

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what contingency plans he has put in place to deal with any shortfall of liquefied natural gas imports.

      Shale Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the extent of unexploited shale gas supplies in the UK and their potential effect on gas prices.

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what invitations to tender he has announced for (a) banks, (b) accountancy firms and (c) consultancies to assist his Department in...

      Nuclear Power: Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information he has received from the Chief Nuclear Inspector on progress made in the implementation of strengthening arrangements...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the UK's oil and gas industry of Scottish independence.

      Ofgem: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what fines were imposed on businesses by the regulator Ofgem in each financial year from 2000-01 to 2011-12.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the total (a) number and (b) value of contracts issued by (i) his Department and (ii) bodies for which he is responsible which...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether regional renewable energy targets have been maintained.

      Renewable Energy: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what timetable he has set for the reduction of subsidies for renewable generation.

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to ensure that only bioliquids used for electricity generation which are derived from waste or residues receive...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households have participated in the Warm Front scheme in (a) England and (b) Bolton North East constituency in each of the...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much of the Warm Front budget is yet to be claimed.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department is spending on promotion of the Warm Front scheme; and by what means the scheme will be promoted.

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people were on social tariffs in each of the years from 2007-08 to 2011-12; and how many people received assistance under the...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people who were on social tariffs in 2010-11 did not receive support under the Warm Home Discount Scheme in 2011-12.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on the contribution onshore wind should make to the mix of renewable energy.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the acoustics consultants used by his Department advise wind farm developers.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consideration he has given to the suggestion that wind turbine noise guidelines should be the responsibility of a different...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department monitors wind farm noise complaints made after construction; and what plans it has to test observed sound at...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department spent on (a) payments to landowners for allowing wind farms on their land and (b) subsidies to wind farm...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the effect of wind turbines on jobs in the tourism industry.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the standard community fund offered by wind farm developers to...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the practice of wind farm developers visiting primary schools in areas where developments are proposed.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) if he will establish a review of the ETSU97 noise guidelines to be carried out by an independent panel of experts; (2) what...

      Wind Power: Burton Latimer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will visit the Burton Wold wind farm in Burton Latimer to discuss its expansion plans.

      Wind Power: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the level of carbon savings arising from wind power in (a) 2011 and (b) the most recent period...

      Wind Power: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will commission a scientific study to examine the effectiveness of wind turbines in mitigating emissions of carbon dioxide.

      Wind Power: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the load factor was of wind turbines in Northamptonshire in the last six months.

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make it his policy to prevent the construction of offshore wind turbines within 12 miles of the coast; and if he will make a...

      Wind Power: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the recommendations of the Campaign to Protect Rural England publication Generating Light on Landscape...

  • House of Lords

    • Elections: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 22 May (Official Report, col. 41-2), whether electors declaring a Commonwealth nationality on...

    • Fire Services: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 11 June (WA 164), whether the savings made by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service will be taken into...

      Health: Cardiology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to include in the NHS outcomes framework an indicator identifying the mortality from cardiovascular disease in individuals over 75 years of age.

      Health: Cardiology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether clinical commissioning groups will be required to monitor over time the outcomes achieved in the management of atrial fibrillation and of acute episodes of...

      Health: Neurology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support will be provided to clinical commissioning groups to enable them to commission high quality cost-effective services for people with neurological...

      Health: Vaccinations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the recommendations of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation for a universal flu vaccination programme for children.

      Health: Venous Thromboembolism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether clinical commissioning groups will be required to monitor over time the incidence of episodes of venous thromboembolism.

      NHS: Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why clinical commissioning groups are on average larger than the primary care trusts they will replace in south west England, north east England and London.

      NHS: Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why clinical commissioning groups that decide against putting services out to tender could face legal challenges from private companies as suggested by the...

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how procurement rules will ensure that social enterprises have fair opportunities to bid for NHS contracts. To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to...

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new non-departmental public bodies have been created since the last general election.

      Nuclear Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings Ministers from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have had since May 2010 with representatives of (1) Nuclear Risk Insurers Ltd, and...

      Police: Business Interests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take in response to the reported finding by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary that significant numbers of police officers have...

      Ports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 30 April (WA 421), how the proposed grants to the port of Falmouth and Mersey/Liverpool for dredging comply with...

      Railways: BRB (Residuary) Ltd

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of their proposals to abolish BRB (Residuary) Ltd (BRBR) under the Public Bodies Act 2011, they will transfer current BRBR land holdings at...

      Schools: Academies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated cost to local education authorities of meeting the legal expenses of schools seeking to convert to academy status for (1) 2011-12, and (2)...

      Torture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will undertake a consultation on the training of clinicians in the assessment of claimed victims of torture.

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