Written answers

Monday, 25 June 2012

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Staff

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many people are employed by the House authorities to deal with website for the...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consideration Ministers in his Department have given to the findings of the report by Lord Ashcroft, The Armed Forces and Society.

    • Armed Forces Community Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what role Ministers in his Department have in determining the focus and outcomes of community covenant schemes; (2) how many community covenant...

      Armed Forces: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on protecting the service community from discrimination in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to monitor the incidences of post-traumatic stress disorder amongst serving and former soldiers.

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many cases of (a) rape and (b) sexual assault were reported by members of the armed forces in each of the last three years; and if he will make a...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has made an assessment of the incidence of (a) post-traumatic stress disorder and (b) depression arising from (i) rape and (ii) sexual assault...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) pursuant to his oral statement of 14 May 2012, Official Report, columns 261-64, what rate of inflation was assumed in his Department's assessment...

      Diamond Jubilee 2012: Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Territorial Army (a) officers and (b) other ranks have received the Diamond Jubilee Medal.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many pilots will be involved in the sea trials of the F35B aircraft.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the Strategic Defence and Security Review, what steps he plans to take to manage the transition within Combat Air capability from...

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts on improving and increasing interoperability within NATO.

      RAF Brize Norton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of hangar capacity at RAF Brize Norton; and if he will make a statement.

      War Memorials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will request the Bomber Command Association to invite Freddie Johnson, Bomber Command veteran, to attend the unveiling of the Bomber Command...

      War Memorials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which (a) Ministers in his Department, (b) civil servants in his Department and (c) members of the armed forces will attend the unveiling of the...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Audit Commission: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the total cost of redundancy payments following the abolition of the Audit Commission.

    • Council Tax: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the level of council tax arrears is in each collecting authority (a) in cash terms and (b) as a proportion of total...

      Council Tax: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much council tax was uncollected in each local authority (a) in cash terms and (b) as a proportion of the total in each of...

      Council Tax: Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many Valuation Office Agency tribunals have taken place concerning the council tax banding of houses in multiple occupation...

      Council Tax: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the change in the number of pensioners entitled to claim a reduction in their council tax bills...

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will publish the calculations his Department used to calculate the average cost of an intervention with a family involved...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues on the mechanisms used to (a) identify when policy will have...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many full-time equivalent staff in his Department have responsibility for (a) the NewBuy scheme, (b) the public land scheme,...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the quarterly average number of homes built since May 2010 is in each (a) region and (b) local authority area; and what...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of new dwellings have been built in areas at risk of flooding in each (a) region and (b) local authority area...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes have been built in each of the Thames Gateway eco-quarters to date.

      Housing: Demolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes were demolished under the housing market renewal pathfinder scheme, in each pathfinder area in each year, prior...

      Housing: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many homes were (a) demolished, (b) refurbished and (c) built under the Housing Market Pathfinder renewal programme...

      Listed Buildings: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's Right to Bid policy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Budget...

      Local Authorities: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer prior to the 2012 Budget on the potential effect of the Budget on...

      Low Associates

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

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which grants will be incorporated into the local share of the new local government business rates retention scheme.

      Parks: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans his Department has for the future of the Green Flag for Parks award after the end of the current contract on 30...

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2012, Official Report, column 489W, on recruitment, to what extent his Department and its...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of former council homes sold under the Right to Buy are occupied by (a) the original purchaser, (b) another...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many right to Buy sales were completed in the London borough of Bexley in each of the last three years.

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the quality and consistency of decisions made by the Planning Inspectorate relating to wind...

  • Scotland

    • Correspondence

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

    • Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent devolution issues the Advocate-General has considered; and if he will make a statement.

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what regulations his Department introduced between 1 February 2012 and 31 May 2012; and at what cost to the public purse.

  • Wales

    • Queen’s Dragoon Guards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the future of the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards (The Welsh Cavalry).

    • Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what regulations her Department introduced between 1 February 2012 and 31 May 2012; and at what cost to the public purse.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what measures he plans to include in the Government's proposed Northern Ireland Bill in the 2013-14 parliamentary Session; and if he will...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Regulation

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what regulations she introduced between 1 February 2012 and 31 May 2012; and at what cost to the public purse.

  • Prime Minister

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister at what time the letter dated 13 June 2012 from the Prime Minister to Sir Alex Allan was sent; and at what time the reply from Sir Alex was received.

    • Leveson Inquiry

      To ask the Prime Minister how much it cost to provide him with legal advice in relation to his appearance at the Leveson inquiry.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many welfare inspections by Animal Health and Welfare were carried out at farms with livestock in the last five years;...

    • Atos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the total monetary value is of each contract between her Department and Atos; (2) when each contract between her...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the susceptibility of alpacas and llamas to tuberculosis; whether she has any plans to test...

      Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what agreements were reached at the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting on 12 June 2012 on reform of the Common...

      Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information her Department holds on the number of attacks on guide dogs by other dogs in each of the last five years.

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) businesses and (b) homes were (i) at risk of flooding and (ii) flooded in April and May 2012.

      Food Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the monetary value was of food and drink (a) produced and (b) imported to the UK in each year for which figures are...

      Livestock: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make it her policy to prohibit the advertising of prescription-only antibiotics directly to farmers.

      Livestock: Auctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to improve the level of information provided on the provenance of livestock at auctions including on...

      Pheasants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding her Department has (a) incurred for and (b) allocated to research into the incidence of buzzards preying on...

      Plants: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what advice she has received on the merits of banning the sale of invasive non-native plants.

      Plants: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the reason is for the time taken in reaching a decision on proposals to ban the sale of invasive non-native plants.

      Poultry: MRSA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what testing her Department has undertaken on levels of MRSA in (a) poultry farms and (b) chicken and turkey products on sale...

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many publications have been issued by her Department since May 2010.

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many regulations her Department has repealed between 1 February 2012 and 31 May 2012; and if she will estimate the...

      Sharks: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consideration she has given to banning shark fin imports.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Durham City Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had on the closure of Durham City Arts.

    • Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department switched its (a) gas or (b) electricity supplier in any of the last 10 years.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport which energy supplier supplies his Department with (a) gas and (b) electricity.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on (a) gas and (b) electricity bills in each of the last 10 years.

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport on which dates his Department has published Government procurement card spending over £500 since May 2010.

      Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many applications to the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme there were in each year from the scheme's inception to date.

      Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the total annual sum of payments made under the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme has been in each year since the...

      Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport by what methods he publicised the changes to the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme in advance of their coming into effect...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what consideration he has given to the financial implications of the UK and Ireland harmonising mobile roaming charges.

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the potential effect on GDP of the deployment of 4G by (a) four and (b) one of the mobile...

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effect on competition in the mobile telephony market of the deployment of 4G by (a) four...

  • Home Department

    • Age: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects the provisions in the Equality Act 2010 banning age discrimination in the provision of goods and services to be fully...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to reduce the number of crimes committed by people involved in hazardous drinking.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the efficacy of animal experiments.

      Arrest Warrants: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent EU Council Decision 2008/978/JHA has been implemented in the UK.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many failed Sudanese asylum seekers have been requested to attend interviews with Sudanese and South Sudanese embassy officials for the...

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent assessment she has made of the topics covered by the British Citizenship Test; and what plans she has to extend the number...

      Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contracts (a) her Department and (b) its agencies has with private sector contractors.

      Crime and Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on sport-based interventions to tackle crime and social disorder in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.

      Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the effect of establishing the UK Central Authority for the Exchange of Criminal Records during...

      Detention Centres: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are taken by the UK Border Agency to seek permission for disclosure of medical records for women in detention for the purpose of...

      Detention Centres: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether health advice is provided to pregnant women in immigration detention whom the UK Border Agency plans to remove to sub-Saharan...

      European Network for the Protection of Public Figures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the UK's financial contribution to the European Network for the Protection of Public Figures was in each of the last five years.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 15 May 2012, Official Report, column 63W, on fraud, if she will add to the diagram placed in the Library to show...

      Khat

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what evidential basis the Advisory Council on Misuse of Drugs will be using to draw its conclusions in its review of the drug khat; and...

      Licensed Premises: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2012, Official Report, column 79W, on licensed premises: security, if she will publish the interim guidance...

      Regional Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff in her Department were assigned to (a) the Reward, Efficiency and Reform Group and (b) regional pay issues in (i) 2010-11 and...

      Offences Against Children: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures are in place to ensure that the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre continues to provide a centralised operational...

      Offences Against Children: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions her Department has had on the merits of setting up an operational police unit responsible for disrupting crimes of child...

      Offences Against Children: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with her counterparts in the US, Sweden and Australia on the work these countries' police forces have undertaken...

      Offences Against Children: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will review the effectiveness of legislation governing the prosecution of British nationals who commit sexual offences against...

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice of 18 June 2012, Official Report, columns 677-8W, on...

      Seized Articles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total estimated value was of the goods seized by HM Revenue and Customs officials at UK borders on (a) 10 May 2011 and (b) 10 May 2012.

      Seized Articles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will list the goods seized by HM Revenue and Customs officials at UK borders on 10 May (a) 2011 and (b) 2012.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent progress she has made in considering the recommendations of the Independent Adviser for Criminality Information Management that...

  • Transport

    • Empty Property

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

    • Empty Property

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

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she has made an assessment of the Cabinet Office's Major Projects Authority report on High Speed 2.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by what date she anticipates that High Speed 2 will reach Leeds and Manchester.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will estimate the potential journey time saving High Speed 2 will provide for passengers travelling between (a) Eaglescliffe, (b) Thornaby, (c)...

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she has any plans to review legislation on the long-term use of foreign registered vehicles on UK roads.

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she plans to change the existing guidelines on the size of on-street parking bays.

      Railways: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total revenue from ticket sales was in the Greater Anglia franchise in each year since 2004-05.

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what regulations her Department introduced between 1 February 2012 and 31 May 2012; and at what cost to the public purse.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) full train length equivalent diagrams and (b) carriages will form the fleet for the Intercity Express Programme.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Constituencies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the effect on local and community ties of the decision by the Boundary Commission for England not to split wards as part of the...

    • Leveson Inquiry

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much it cost to provide him with legal advice in relation to his appearance at the Leveson Inquiry.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Carer’s Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on the withdrawal of carers' allowance from those who have received a bonus from their company.

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reason his Department did not publish the research report Decision-making in employment and support allowance claims on the date...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many decisions on appeals relating to employment and support allowance his Department has challenged at a higher court.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total cost of settlements with flexible new deal providers whose contracts were cancelled has been; and how many settlements remain to...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether a Work programme provider can claim payment in respect of a jobseeker who is referred to the programme who starts a job before being...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) shortest, (b) longest and (c) average period of time taken was for (i) blind and partially sighted people and (ii) other...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) blind and partially sighted people and (b) other jobseekers were referred to a work programme or work choice provider after being...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department collects data on job starts achieved by Work programme prime providers.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what support his Department is providing to social rented sector tenants to help them enter employment in order to avoid rent arrears arising...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to migration trials in Burnley and Aberdeen, how many and what proportion of incapacity benefit claimants were found fit for...

      EU State Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff employed by his Department were specialists in EU state aid issues between (a) May 2009 and May 2010 and (b) May 2010 and March 2011.

      EU State Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people formerly employed by his Department as specialists on state aid have been rehired by his Department as a consultant since May 2010.

      Motability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the total cost to the public purse was in each region of assistance provided for insuring vehicles acquired under the Motability...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much time will be given to parliamentarians for pre-legislative scrutiny of the final version of the assessment criteria for personal...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what regulations his Department introduced between 1 February 2012 and 31 May 2012; and at what cost to the public purse.

      Parents: Separation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to help separated parents resolve maintenance and contact problems.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many investigators worked in his Department's risk assurance division in each financial year since 2006-07; (2) what the budget was...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of mystery shopper checks that his Department is carrying out at Atos medical assessment centres; and if he...

      Unemployment: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many qualified mechanics are registered with jobcentres in east Lancashire.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether council tax benefit will be included in the universal credit pathfinder schemes.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether universal credit will include provision for the costs of temporary and emergency accommodation for (a) homeless families and (b)...

      Universal Credit: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to announce how free school meals will be included in universal credit.

      Universal Credit: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what training will be provided for staff in Warrington who will be dealing with claims for universal credit under the pathfinder scheme; and...

      Universal Credit: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) face-to-face support, (b) telephone support and (c) other resources will be made available to those claiming universal credit under...

      Universal Credit: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding he has allocated to publicise the universal credit pathfinder scheme in Warrington.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to conclude his gold standard review of work capability assessments.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many appeals there have been against work capability assessment decisions for each impairment category since April 2011; what...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress he has made in initiating the Gold Standard reviews of proposed new descriptors in the work capability assessment for (a)...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of work capability assessment fit-for-work decisions were changed at the reconsideration stage to the (a)...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of Atos work capability assessment fit-for-work recommendations were overturned by decision makers to the (a)...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many medical assessments have been undertaken by Atos healthcare as part of a work capability assessment in the last (a) year, (b) six...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his written answer of 24 May 2012, Official Report, column 793W on work and pensions, if his Department will, in its consideration...

      Work Capability Assessment: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the suitability of the work capability assessment to establish the capability to work of a person with a mental...

  • Justice

    • Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many breaches of bail occurred when the defendant breached a curfew condition in the latest period for which figures are available; and how many such...

    • Channel Islands: Dietary Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) when Ministers in his Department next plan to discuss the implementation of the Food Supplements Directive and the Nutrition and Health Claims...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will consider reviewing section 1 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 in relation to the definition of child neglect.

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what arrangements are in place to ensure the Legal Services Commission tendering process for face to face civil legal aid services from April 2013 will...

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to require probation trusts to compete for the provision of community supervision services.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to discuss legislative proposals to extend freedom of information legislation to (a) charities, (b) private companies and (c)...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of his Department's total procurement expenditure was spent on legal aid providers who are by his Department's definition small and...

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2012, Official Report, columns 677-8W, on prisoners: repatriation, what the (a) offences committed and (b)...

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2012, Official Report, columns 677-8W, on prisoners: repatriation, whether any of the repatriated prisoners were...

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2012, Official Report, columns 677-8W, on prisoners: repatriation, what the average cost was to the public purse of...

      Prisoners: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will take steps to ensure that former military personnel disclose their military service on reception into prison.

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisons (a) have adopted mobile telephone blocking technology and (b) plan to adopt mobile telephone blocking technology to prevent the use of...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what savings have accrued from the merger (1) of (a) West Midlands and Staffordshire, (b) Durham and Teesside and (c) Norfolk and Suffolk probation...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what plans he has to pilot biometric reporting machines for offenders in any probation area in England and Wales; (2) what assessment he has made...

      Robbery: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 15 May 2012, Official Report, column 87W, on robbery, which courts did not send the defendants listed for 2008, 2009 and 2010...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were employed by the Tribunals Service to deal with appeal cases received by the First-tier Tribunal-Social Security and Child Support in...

      Young Offender Institutions and Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the cost was of (a) each visit made by independent adjudicators to young offenders institutions and prisons and (b) all such visits in each of...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the UK's carbon footprint.

    • Carbon Emissions: International Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to include the issue of low carbon growth on the agenda of the G8 under the UK's forthcoming presidency of the G8...

      Carbon Reduction Commitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the operation of legislation on the carbon reduction commitment; and what steps he is taking to reduce...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has switched its (a) gas or (b) electricity supplier in any of the last 10 years.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which energy supplier supplies his Department with (a) gas and (b) electricity.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on its (a) gas and (b) electricity bills in each of the last 10 years.

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what measures he has put in place to ensure transparency during Contracts for Difference strike price administrative price setting...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the likely cost to the bill payer of a unit of each form of renewable energy in (a) 2012, (b)...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what agreements were made on negawatts at the EU Energy Council meeting to discuss the energy efficiency directive on 15 June 2012.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the written ministerial statement of 15 March 2012, Official Report, column 37WS, on fuel poverty, (1) when he...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many procurement card holders in his Department were (a) paid off-payroll, (b) employed on a part-time basis and (c) employed as a...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on which dates his Department has published Government procurement card spending over £500 since May 2010.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 15 March 2012, Official Report, column 361W, on the Green Deal Scheme, if he will assess the compatibility of...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what comparative assessment he has made of the steps consumers will be able to take (a) during and (b) following the controlled launch...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the £200 million to support incentives for the early adopters of the Green Deal will be drawn from his existing...

      Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of (1) the effect of environmental legislation and policy on the petroleum refining industry; (2) the...

      Renewable Energy: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans his Department has to promote the use of renewable energy in business.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people have taken up Warm Front grants since April 2011.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the Warm Front scheme, how much remains unallocated of the (a) £110 million available in 2011-12 and (b)...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what consideration his Department has given to compensating people living in the proximity of wind farms whose property is...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the level of Government support to wind power has been, by category of expenditure, in each of the last 10 years; how much such...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on the number and capacity of wind turbines which are (a) operational and (b) in the planning...

      Wind Power: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make an assessment of the work of research in the British Medical Journal by Dr Hanning relating to the effects of wind farm...

  • Treasury

    • Asset Owners Disclosure Project

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on encouraging institutional investors to sign up to the Asset Owners' Disclosure Project.

    • Child Benefit: Lanarkshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency receive child benefit.

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information employers are required by HM Revenue and Customs to provide to employees when childcare vouchers are offered through a salary sacrifice scheme.

      Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the effect on industry of the decision to remove support for combined heat and power; (2) what reduction of indirect...

      Electricity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of the climate change levy minimum carbon floor pricing reforms on petroleum refinery combined heat and power...

      Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department switched its (a) gas or (b) electricity supplier in any of the last 10 years.

      Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which energy supplier supplies his Department with (a) gas and (b) electricity.

      Equitable Life

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2012, Official Report, columns 557-8W, on Equitable Life, what the frequency is of the updates he receives from the...

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed three pence increase in fuel duty on (a) private motorists, (b) local businesses and (c) local...

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent assessment he has made of the potential benefits to the freight transport industry of a reduction in the rate of road fuel duty charged on...

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent meetings he has had with (a) representatives of Fair Fuel UK and (b) the automotive industry on fuel duty; and if he will make a statement.

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will review the effect of the removal of the reduced rate of fuel duty on that part of fuel made up of used cooking oil on (a) the freight...

      Experian

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) cost and (b) duration is of the contract between Experian, the Department for Work and Pensions and HM Revenue and Customs to use data to...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 24 May 2012, Official Report, column 842W, on financial services, (1) how he proposes that the level of compliance with the...

      Income Tax: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue the exchequer received from income tax paid by UK citizens abroad in each of the last five years.

      Income Tax: Lanarkshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency pay tax at (a) 20, (b) 40 and (c) 50 per cent.

      Loans: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when the Republic of Ireland is due to begin repayment of the UK contribution to the EU-IMF bailout programme; (2) by what date the Republic of...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the number of employers who do not use commercial payroll software; and on what date this estimate was made.

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate (a) the total cost to employers of commercial payroll software, (b) the number of employers who will upgrade their commercial payroll...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost of PAYE to (a) all businesses, (b) micro-businesses with one to nine employees, (c) small businesses with 10 to 49 employees,...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether HM Revenue and Customs has estimated the administrative cost of PAYE under Real Time Information for (a) each size category of business in terms of...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration HM Revenue and Customs has given to providing the option of monthly filing of the full-payment submission as opposed to filing the...

      Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the Barnett consequentials that would be paid to Scotland for the UK Government's funding of phase one of High Speed Rail 2.

      Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what Barnett consequentials have been paid to Scotland for the UK Government's funding of the Crossrail project.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likely effectiveness of measures in the 2012 Budget in reducing tax avoidance through the K2 tax avoidance scheme.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely level of revenue lost to the exchequer through the use of tax avoidance schemes by individuals in each of the next...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to bring forward legislation to close down the K2 tax avoidance scheme.

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost of the UK's membership of the EU in each of the next three years.

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the net cost to the public purse was of the UK's membership of the EU in each year between 2005 and 2012; and what estimate he has made of such costs...

      Unpaid Taxes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 21 July 2010, Official Report, column 388W, on unpaid taxes, what the change was in the level of receivables owed to his...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Office of Police Commissioners in England will be liable for payment of VAT.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent representations he has received from the Scottish Government on the VAT liability of a single Scottish police force; (2) what discussions...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on unemployment in Hull of the proposed five per cent increase in VAT on the sale of static...

      VAT: Lanarkshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses in Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency were registered for VAT in each of the last three years.

      VAT: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses in each parliamentary constituency in Scotland were registered for VAT, in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Lanarkshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency were in receipt of each type of tax credit in the last three years.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proposals he plans to put to the Tokyo conference on Afghanistan on the position of women and minorities.

    • Azerbaijan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps he has taken to assist refugees and internally displaced persons in Azerbaijan.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department switched its (a) gas or (b) electricity supplier in any of the last 10 years.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which energy supplier supplies his Department with (a) gas and (b) electricity.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on (a) gas and (b) electricity bills in each of the last 10 years.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how his Department plans to further streamline its procurement strategy.

      World Refugee Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to mark World Refugee Day.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress was made on increasing stability in Afghanistan at the NATO summit in Chicago; whether any discussions took place...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs at what level his Department will be represented at the Tokyo conference on Afghanistan.

      Anguilla

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on the number of (a) murders that there have been in Anguilla and (b) convictions...

      Argentina

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government are taking to end the blocking of British trade to Argentine ports.

      Euro 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any member of the Government is due to attend any matches that England will play following their qualification in the...

      Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment has been made of the quantity of commercially viable oil deposits in the territorial waters of the...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on which dates his Department has published Government procurement card spending over £500 since May 2010.

      Greece

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of anti-Semitism in Greece; and if he will make a statement. [R]

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent (a) bilateral and (b) multilateral discussions he has had with his counterparts in (i) China and (ii) Russia on...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Israeli Government on administrative detention.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the arrest of Nabil Al-Raee, Artistic Director of the Freedom Theatre of Jenin; and if he will...

      Jordan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Jordanian Government on forthcoming parliamentary elections.

      Jordan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Jordanian Government on the safety of Afaq Ahmed.

      Papua

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the (a) death of Mako Tabuni, the leader of the West Papua national Committee and (b) effect on...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effects of the military presence in northern Sri Lanka on the prospects for reconciliation in...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the involvement of Vladimir Lisin in the shipment of Russian arms to Syria.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the security situation in Syria following the Kofi Annan peace plan.

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the performance of NHS Accident and Emergency departments against the four hour maximum waiting time target for each hospital in south...

    • Accidents: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will issue guidance to the NHS on the coding of falls and related injuries in older people.

      Pain Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the advice given by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on acupuncture as a pain...

      Breasts: Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many breast reduction operations have taken place on the NHS in each of the last five years; and what the age of the patient was in each case.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the remit of the NHS Commissioning Board will include improving the quality of cancer services.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to his announcement of 20 May 2011 entitled Government commits funding to maintain vital cancer networks, what steps his Department is...

      Cancer: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children have received NHS funding for proton beam therapy abroad since the treatment became available; and when he expects the first child...

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) total number and (b) net ingredient cost was of each type of (i) contraceptive and (ii) contraceptive device dispensed in each primary care...

      Cosmetic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many female genital cosmetic surgical procedures have taken place on the NHS in each of the last five years; and what the age of the patient was in...

      Cosmetic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many ear pinning operations have taken place on the NHS in each of the last five years; and what the age of the patient was in each case.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists have worked for the NHS in each of the last five years; how long the average wait to get an appointment to see a NHS dentist was in each...

      Dental Services: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many iatrogenic injuries have been sustained by patients undergoing dental treatment in each of the last five years.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which energy supplier supplies his Department with (a) gas and (b) electricity.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on (a) gas and (b) electricity bills in each of the last 10 years.

      Ethics and Confidentiality Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which body or bodies will take over from him in approving the recommendations of the Ethics and Confidentiality Committee; and if he will make a statement.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the functions will be of the proposed primary health care clinical commissioning groups.

      General Practitioners: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the total number of administrative staff expected to be employed by clinical commissioning groups covering the North East.

      Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which public health campaigns his Department has funded in each of the last 10 years; and how much his Department spent on each such campaign.

      Health Services: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether trauma units in NHS hospitals in England treat armed forces personnel who are injured at work; and if he will make a statement.

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) men and (b) women died from a heart attack in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) the UK in each of...

      Hypertension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recent long-term trends in the number and proportion of people diagnosed with...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 15 May 2012, Official Report, column 70W, on childbirth, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that hospital trusts and...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will ensure the new EU data protection regulation provides greater clarity and proportionality for patient data use in medical research.

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the time taken in starting up medical research projects due to the system of regulation and governance for patient...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the accessibility of patient data to medical...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pre-registration midwifery places were commissioned in each strategic health authority area in England in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13.

      MMR Vaccine: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the court ruling in Italy in the case of Valentino Bocca linking autism and the MMR vaccine, if he will commission new research on the...

      NHS: Cost-effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the total savings to the NHS as a result of efficiency measures in 2012-13.

      NHS: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on how much was spent by the NHS on its recent equality, diversity and human rights week.

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of (a) total contributions to the NHS pension scheme and (b) payments from the NHS pension scheme expected to be made...

      NHS: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has considered the merits of bringing NHS research and development approvals within the Health Research Authority; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many sexual assaults on patients by NHS staff have been reported in each of the last five years.

      Nurses: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS trusts have implemented the National Audit Office recommendations to appoint a board member with responsibility for developing and monitoring...

      Nurses: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each NHS trust spent on temporary nursing staff (a) provided by NHS Professionals and (b) excluding NHS Professionals in each year since 2004-05.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the attrition rate was for student nurses as a proportion of the starting cohort on each nursing pre-registration (a) degree and (b) diploma course...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average weight and obesity levels were of a child at (a) birth, (b) five years and (c) 10 years in (i) 1990, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2010.

      Pain Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many NHS trusts have categorised facet joint injections, caudal epidural injections or acupuncture as low priority treatments; and for what...

      Pain Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of patients (a) in Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and (b) nationally who have recently been...

      Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time to see a physiotherapist is following referral in the NHS in (a) England, (b) London and (c) Hounslow in (i) 2010-11 and...

      Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many physiotherapists were employed by the NHS in (a) 2008-9, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12.

      Primary Care Trusts: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the total cost of the planned redundancies for primary health care trust staff in Northumbria, Tyne and Wear and Durham...

      Primary Care Trusts: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many primary care trust staff in the North East of England covered by his Department's initial redundancy consultation launched in June 2012 he...

      Primary Care Trusts: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department has gathered from electronic staff records on the number of primary care trust staff in the North East (a) made redundant...

      Primary Care Trusts: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish figures relating to the total cost of exit packages for primary care trust (PCT) staff in 2011-12; if he will ensure that such...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of any increase in the level of requests for medical evidence in support of appeal cases to the First-tier...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his Department expects to publish its White Paper on social care.

      Social Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 15 May 2012, Official Report, column 84W, on social services, whether his Department has considered the findings of the Care of...

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people there are in each constituent part of the UK whose health has been affected by thalidomide.

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to improve health and social care provision for thalidomide survivors.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Abid Hussain

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) whether (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have met Abid Hussain; (2) whether Abid Hussain has attended any meetings at the Cabinet...

    • Abid Hussain

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) whether Abid Hussain was subject to any form of security vetting before accompanying the Minister without Portfolio on official overseas visits;...

      Advisory Services: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many advice agencies have received funding from the £107 million Big Society Transition Fund announced in the spending review October...

      Average Earnings

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

      Conservative Friends of Pakistan

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have held meetings at the Cabinet Office with representatives of the Conservative Friends of Pakistan...

      Data Visualisation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to encourage the use of new techniques in data visualisation in his Department.

      Employment: North East

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the total number of (a) private, (b) public and (c) third sector jobs in (i) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland...

      Government Departments: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer of 26 April 2012, Official Report, column 1057W, on Government Departments: pay, how many officials paid off-payroll he...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many men aged between 35 and 64 years in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK have died from heart disease...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many men aged under 75 years in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK have died from heart disease in each...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) men and (b) women in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the north-east and (iv) the UK have died from coronary heart...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) men and (b) women aged between 35 and 64 in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) the UK died from...

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the oral answer of 13 June 2012, Official Report, column 314, on quangos, on what numerical evidence his answer was based.

      Older People: Warrington

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people (a) of pensionable age and (b) over 80 there are in Warrington North constituency.

      Population

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the population was of each of the constituent parts of the UK on the most recent date for which figures are available.

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many times the Minister without Portfolio's special adviser has accompanied her on official visits overseas since May 2010; and for which trips.

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether any official overseas trips by Cabinet Office Ministers have been paid for by foreign governments since May 2010.

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the objectives were of each of the Minister without Portfolio's official overseas visits to Pakistan.

  • Education

    • Academies: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) which schools in Oxfordshire are required to explore academy status; (2) with which schools in Oxfordshire officials in his Department are in...

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of children aged (a) three and (b) four years received nursery education in (i) York and (ii) Yorkshire and the Humber in...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what costs are incurred in undertaking an inspection visit of a child minder.

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what steps his Department is taking to improve the identification of deaf-blind and multi-sensory-impaired children in schools; (2) what his...

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what steps his Department is taking with local authorities to ensure that disabled children are able to access child care; (2) what steps his...

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how his Department is monitoring local authority delivery of services under the Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2010.

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to reduce inequalities in educational attainment.

      First Aid: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to ensure that emergency life support skills are taught in schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people (a) of each ethnicity, (b) of each gender and (c) in each age group were lead applicants for application to free schools since May 2010.

      History: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what progress has been made on the National Curriculum Review of history; and if he will make a statement; (2) when he expects to complete the...

      Industry: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what measures he has put in place to promote industry engagement with schools; and whether he has given consideration to establishing a clearing house...

      Pupils: Yorkshire and Humberside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much (a) revenue and (b) capital funding was provided per pupil in state (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in (A) York and (B) Yorkshire and...

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to increase discipline in classrooms and control by teachers.

      Schools: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how the new School Premises Regulations will define what constitutes a suitable standard for toilets and washing facilities in schools.

      Schools: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of provision of soap and hand drying facilities in schools; and whether the new School Premises...

      Schools: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether the new school premises regulations will define what constitutes a suitable number of toilets and washbasins for a given number of pupils by...

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools failed their Ofsted inspection (a) nationally and (b) in North Swindon constituency in the last year for which figures are available.

      Sixth-form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what comparative assessment he has made of any funding disparities between sixth form colleges and school sixth forms.

      Sixth-form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what comparative assessment he has made of the effectiveness of school sixth forms and sixth-form colleges.

      Sixth-form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will ask Ofsted to publish a separate grade for school sixth forms as part of school inspections; and if he will make a statement.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to provide comprehensive educational developmental programmes to pupils with physical and neurological disabilities.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what account he takes of forecast demographic trends in the number of 16 to 19-year-olds over the next 10 years when deciding whether to fund new...

      Sustainable Development: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will place a duty on schools to promote understanding of sustainability in the stewardship of resources locally, nationally and globally; and if...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many graduates have entered teaching since 2007 in (a) South Swindon constituency and (b) England and Wales.

      Young People: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the relationship between employment and education status and substance misuse among under 18 year olds.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of the adult further education budget was spent on (a) 19 to 21, (b) 22 to 24 and (c) over 24-year-olds in...

    • Apprentices: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of apprentices in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, (b) the London borough of...

      Apprentices: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what measures his Department has put in place to support young people pursuing apprenticeships in the event that the company...

      Bank Cards: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on banning excessive debit and credit card charges.

      British Nuclear Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether any individuals in his Department are receiving payments in connection with British Nuclear Fuels Limited.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the conclusions of the Beecroft report, what plans he has to introduce a no fault dismissal clause between...

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2012, Official Report, column 516W, on copyright, whether he proposes to publish the...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department switched its (a) gas or (b) electricity supplier in any of the last 10 years.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which energy supplier supplies his Department with (a) gas and (b) electricity.

      Further Education: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the demand for higher education places at further education colleges; and whether the allocation...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on which dates his Department has published Government procurement card spending over £500 since May 2010.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the time taken was between application and the awarding of designated higher education status for each application his...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer of 19 March 2012, Official Report, column 518W, on higher education: student numbers, what steps he...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer of 23 April 2012, Official Report, column 735W, on higher education, how many higher education...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which higher education providers who subsequently (a) applied for and (b) received designated course status Ministers and...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer of 23 April 2012, Official Report, column 735W, on higher education, how regularly he reviews the...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the potential effect of further education loans on access to higher education for (a) women, (b)...

      Insolvency Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost to local insolvency services of employing and training new staff following the...

      Insolvency Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what factors his Department will take into account when deciding on the future of local insolvency offices.

      Insolvency Service: Stockton on Tees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will place in the Library a copy of the evidence his Department used to reach the conclusion that closing the Stockton...

      Insolvency Service: Stockton on Tees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what consideration he gave to Stockton Insolvency Service’s score ratings in the delivery strategy proposal when deciding...

      Insolvency Service: Stockton on Tees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the cost of transferring staff from the Stockton Insolvency Service to other offices in...

      Insolvency Service: Stockton on Tees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what consultation his Department undertook when considering co-locating the Stockton Insolvency Service office with another local...

      Insolvency Service: Stockton on Tees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take into account the different cost of living in Newcastle and Stockton when making a decision on the future of the...

      Low Associates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has received any representations from Low Associates since May 2010.

      New Businesses: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many businesses in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London borough of Bexley have signed up as...

      New Businesses: Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many businesses he expects to use premises made available under the Start Up Spaces scheme by the end of (a) 2012, (b)...

      New Businesses: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many Start Up loans he expects to be made by the end of (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014.

      New Businesses: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what benchmarks have been set for the implementation and operation of Start Up loans.

      New Businesses: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which partner organisations are responsible for administering the Start Up Loans scheme; and how many loans each organisation...

      New Businesses: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which guidance has been issued to partner organisations responsible for administering the Start Up Loans scheme; and what...

      New Businesses: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria partner organisations will use in allocating Start Up loans.

      Nuclear Research and Development Advisory Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how often the ad hoc Advisory Board on Nuclear Research and Development has met since it was established; what its membership is;...

      Origin Marking: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what (a) discussions and (b) meetings officials in his Department have had with their counterparts in other member states...

      Postage Stamps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what recent discussions his Department has had with the Post Office on the continued availability at post office counters...

      Railways: Radlett

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 17 May 2012, Official Report, column 326W, on railways: Radlett, what the nature was of the...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2012, Official Report, column 700W, on research, from whom the EU Research and Development...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2012, Official Report, column 700W, on research, whether any assessment has been made of the...

      Royal Mail: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has had discussions with the Scottish Government on the future of the Royal Mail in the event of Scottish independence.

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what correspondence (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have had with the Scottish...

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have had with Scottish Government...

      Space Technology: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding he has allocated to the National Space Technology Programme in each of the last three years for which figures are...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received on the eligibility of students undertaking courses at private institutions for...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for what reason higher national certificate qualifications are treated as part-time study by the Student Loans Company; and if he...

      Students: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students undertook a year in industry as part of a sandwich university course in the last academic year for which...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which registered training organisations are operating in (a) the west midlands, (b) Stoke-on-Trent local authority and (c)...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which sub-contractors are involved in delivering (a) the adult skills budget, (b) 16-18 Apprenticeships and (c) adult community...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how he plans to monitor the effectiveness of the Due Diligence Gateway in assessing the suitability of organisations to be...

  • House of Lords

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 11 June (WA 139), what assessment they have made of (1) the principle of, and (2) the physical and psychological...

    • Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, further to the response by Lord Astor of Hever on 31 May to the Freedom of Information Act request by Lord West of Spithead (MSU/01/02/01/01/DH), the...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, further to the response by Lord Astor of Hever on 31 May to the Freedom of Information Act request by Lord West of Spithead (MSU/01/02/01/01/DH), the...

      Armed Forces: Commemoration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing for the ceremony to mark the unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial on 28 June; and what discussions they have had with the...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in each of the past five years, how many families with dependent children (1) applied for Section 4 asylum support, (2) were granted the support, and (3) were...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum-seeking children in receipt of Section 4 asylum support lived in hostel accommodation in the past five years; and for what average length of time.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals, including dependants, who had a disability were in receipt of Section 95 asylum support in each of the last five years, broken down by age.

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the identification and selection of the three independent reviewers commissioned by the Court of the Bank of England and announced by the Bank on 21 May...

      Banking: Quantitative Easing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest estimate of how the £325 billion of quantitative easing has been spent by the recipient banks.

      Business Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from the Welsh Government for matters relating to the legislation for, and the administration of, business rates to be...

      Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) residential care homes, (2) nursing homes, and (3) dual-registered care homes were registered with the Care Quality Commission as at 31 March in each...

      Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff were employed in (1) residential care homes, (2) nursing homes, (3) dual-registered homes, and (4) home care organised homes registered with the...

      Commonwealth: Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have considered not attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the ability of that mission to meet its...

      Disabled People: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report of the Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, From the Front Line, on equipment provision for disabled and...

      Disabled People: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many severely disabled students, eligible for a Freedom Pass, have had their disabled students' allowance reduced by the nominal cost of bus fares, but are...

      Elections: Overseas Electors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of overseas electors; and whether they will make it their policy to publish the number of overseas electors by...

      Elections: Overseas Electors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to extend the existing 15-year period during which British citizens living abroad can vote in UK elections.

      Employment: Under-25s

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, since the start of the youth contract in April, how many of the 160,000 wage-subsidised jobs promised in the contract have been made available to under-24...

      Energy: UK-Norway Partnership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many jobs they estimate will be created in the United Kingdom following the Prime Minister's recent discussions in Norway regarding joint venture energy deals,...

      Equines: Hot Branding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the operation of the provisions which permit the hot-branding of equines.

      EU: Access to Documents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support changes to European Union Regulation 1049 on public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents so as to (1) extend the...

      EU: Economic Partnership Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are in favour of the European Union's support for regional economic partnership agreements (EPAs) in Africa; and what assessment they have made of the...

      Extradition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there have been any substantive alterations made to the United Kingdom's extradition arrangements with the United States in the past two years; whether...

      Extradition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many United States citizens were extradited to the United Kingdom between January 2004 and April 2012 for crimes allegedly committed whilst the person was in...

      Extradition: Gary McKinnon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in dealing with the extradition case involving Gary McKinnon, they have given consideration to the comments made by the New Zealand judge David Harvey, in...

      Families: Troubled Families

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have sought approval from the Information Commissioner for the identification of "troubled families", including access by local authorities to data on...

      Fishing: Stock

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimates they have on the predicted decline of stocks of white fish in the waters around the United Kingdom, in the light of current European Union policies...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 1 May (WA 448-9) where they cited the 2004 Newcastle fluoride bioavailability study as showing "no statistically...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 31 January 2001 (WA 66) in which the British Fluoridation Society was stated to have a promotional...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the article "Weeping and Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth: The Legal Fiction of Water Fluoridation" in the journal Medical Law...

      Food: Food Security Summit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which government department has lead responsibility for organising the food security summit during the 2012 Olympic Games.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross on 14 June 2010 on the closure of the Gaza Strip; and what measures...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what discussions they have had with, and (2) what representations they will make to, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees...

      Government Departments: Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of staff employed within the private offices of Ministers and the Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport on 1 June; and how...

      Government Departments: Communication

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the National Audit Office's report Central government's communications and engagement with local government, how the sending of 744,115 e-mails by...

      Government Departments: Legal Payments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what payments were made by the Department for Communities and Local Government to (1) Clifford Chance, (2) Freshfields, (3) Slaughter and May, (4) Allen and Overy,...

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the difficulties in disaggregating expenditure on type 1 diabetes from type 2; and whether, in the light of the report of the National Audit Office that...

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current expenditure on research for type 1 diabetes treatment; and what consultation they have carried out with researchers and the medical profession...

      Health: Lyme Disease

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many United Kingdom residents received (1) a positive serology test result, (2) an equivocal test result, and (3) a negative test result, for Lyme borreliosis...

      Health: Mitochondrial Disease

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why mitochondrial function testing is not generally available through the National Health Service.

      Health: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in (1) each primary care trust, (2) England, and (3) each parliamentary constituency in each of the...

      Health: Neurology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will develop a national patient experience survey for neurological conditions, and if so, how.

      Health: Neurology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take steps to increase data collection on neurological conditions at general practice, clinical commissioning group, primary care trust and...

      Health: Rare Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the suitability for use of the process of assessment of treatments for rare diseases developed by the Advisory Group on National...

      Healthcare: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, since European Union Regulation 883/2004 entered into force on 1 May 2010, (1) which countries are charging healthcare cost on an actual basis for United Kingdom...

      Higher Education: English Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the 10% drop in English students applying for September 2012 university places compared to 2011.

      Houses of Parliament: Scrutiny Override

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each Department, from July to December 2011, (1) on how many occasions the scrutiny reserve resolution in the House of Lords was overridden, (2) on how many...

      Immigration: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 11 June (WA 196), how many children under 18 have been placed in immigration detention at Heathrow Airport since...

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government by what process the UK Border Agency deported a Turkish national in March 2012, despite the existence of a court order prohibiting deportation; what steps they are...

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the level of (1) mental illness, and (2) HIV infection among (a) African, and (b) other women in United Kingdom detention and removal...

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 11 June (WA 196), why the UK Border Agency does not maintain central records of the number of individuals placed...

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 11 June (WA 196), what information is known by immigration detention centre managers and the UK Border Agency...

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 11 June (WA 197), what measures they (1) have taken, (2) are taking, and (3) will take, to avoid any and all...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel on its compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1860.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the United Nations has passed resolutions requiring Israel to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect its nuclear facilities; and what...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 11 June (WA 207), whether they will make representations to the Government of Israel about the...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Government of Israel's compliance with the terms of the 14 May agreement concerning Palestinian prisoners.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about ending the practice of administrative detention, in the light of reports from Amnesty...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to the Parents Circle Families Forum in Israel and Palestine.

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of Libya's transition towards democracy.

      Nuclear Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase capacity in the United Kingdom nuclear risk market to facilitate the future nuclear new build programme.

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their present assessment of the readiness of the transport infrastructure to cope with the additional journeys as a result of the Olympics and Paralympics...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the United Kingdom's bilateral aid is spent in low-income countries.

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have sought and received on the legality of the United States' use of drones in Pakistan.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they will take following the release of figures from the Office for National Statistics indicating that their plans to link the state pension age to...

      Pitcairn Island

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have discussed regarding the construction of a light aircraft landing strip on Pitcairn to promote tourism.

      Prisons: Mothers and Babies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many women in England and Wales were refused a place on a mother and baby unit in prisons in each of the past five years. To ask Her Majesty's Government how...

      Railways: Fare Evasion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have that gating schemes at ticket barriers are more effective at reducing fare evasion than "on train" ticket inspections.

      Railways: Fare Evasion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they allow rail franchisees to choose their own method of reducing fare evasion on trains.

      Rwanda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will suspend budgetary and military aid to Rwanda until the Government there cease their support of military commanders and militias attacking the...

      Social Care: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much local authorities spent on adult social care (in constant prices) in 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12.

      Social Care: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the additional funding for rehabilitation and adult social care services made available to the National Health Service and local government...

      Somalia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make regarding the request by the Prime Minister of Kenya for European Union assistance in capturing the port of Kismayo, Somalia...

      Spencer Perceval

      To ask the Chairman of Committees whether he will invite the House Committee to support placing a plaque on the spot where Spencer Perceval was shot on 11 May 1812 and moving the incorrectly...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any UK Government officials attended a meeting held at the London Embassy of Sudan on 30 May; and, if so, what was the purpose of that meeting; how many UK...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an estimate of the number of refugees and asylum-seekers from Syria in (1) Turkey, (2) Lebanon, and (3) Jordan.

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will contribute to the appeal of the International Organization for Migration in conjunction with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,...

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