Written answers

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

  • Wales

    • Energy

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

      Energy

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

      Government Procurement Card

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

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales on which dates her Department has published Government procurement card spending over £500 since May 2010.

      Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the future of tank regiments in Wales.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Energy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how much has spent on (a) gas and (b) electricity bills for the Deputy Prime Minister's office since May 2011; (2) how much his Department has...

    • Public Services: Transparency

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 20 June 2012, Official Report, column 1074W, on public services, what transparency commitments the Department for Work and...

      Public Policy Research: Members

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will make it his policy that his Department will not commission or fund research into the opinions of hon. Members on issues of public policy; and...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many young people have been unemployed for more than a year in (a) England, (b) the west midlands and (c) south Birmingham.

  • Scotland

    • Energy

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

      Energy

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

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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 non-permanent...

      Government Procurement Card

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

  • Northern Ireland

    • Energy

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

      Energy

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

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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...

      Northern Ireland Grand Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the Government's policy is on the role of the Northern Ireland Grand Committee.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he expects new areas of land to be designated as green belt following the publication of the National Planning Policy...

    • Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on (a) new settlements and (b) urban extensions in green belts.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many affordable homes are included in the schemes shortlisted for the Get Britain Building programme in each region.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how he proposes that neighbourhood forums and neighbourhood plans developed in areas not represented by parish or town councils...

  • Attorney-General

    • Energy

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) whether the Law Officers' Departments have switched (a) gas or (b) electricity supplier in any of the last 10 years; (2) which energy supplier supplies the Law...

    • Energy

      To ask the Attorney-General how much the Law Officers' Departments have spent on (a) gas and (b) electricity bills in each of the last 10 years.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Advisory Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost to the public purse was of each of the statutory advisory bodies reporting to his Department in the latest period for...

    • Carbon Sequestration: Yorkshire and Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the total cost to the public purse of the proposed Yorkshire and Humber Carbon Capture, Transportation and...

      Carbon Sequestration: Yorkshire and Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the security and stability of the technology involved in the proposed Yorkshire and Humber Carbon...

      Carbon Sequestration: Yorkshire and Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much carbon dioxide will be prevented from entering the atmosphere as a result of the proposed Yorkshire and Humber Carbon Capture,...

      Carbon Sequestration: Yorkshire and Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what studies he has commissioned on the possible effects on marine life of the storage of carbon in the seabed by the Yorkshire and...

      Carbon Sequestration: Yorkshire and Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he plans to take any additional steps to ensure the prevention of carbon dioxide leaks from the proposed Yorkshire and Humber...

      Coryton Refinery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the implications of recent developments in the processing of crude oil at the Coryton refinery for (a)...

      Coryton Refinery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what approaches PricewaterhouseCoopers has made to the Government for financial assistance in securing the future of the Coryton Oil...

      Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish the total value of (a) subsidies, (b) tax incentives and (c) capital allowances to support (i) oil, (ii) gas, (iii)...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the oral answer of 16 May 2012, Official Report, column 563, on energy bills, what protection in addition to that provided...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to paragraph three on his Department's consultation on a proposed new power for Ofgem to compel regulated energy...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of the number of households in (a) the UK, (b) each region of the UK, (c) each local authority in the...

      Natural Gas: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of UK imports of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas, originated from (a) Russia, (b) Norway, (c) Qatar, (d)...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2012, Official Report, column 204W, on renewable energy feed-in tariffs, if he will make it his...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with private energy sector investors about the appropriate body to act as the counterparty for the feed-in...

  • Home Department

    • Abid Hussain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department have met Abid Hussain.

    • Abid Hussain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether (a) she, (b) Ministers in her Department and (c) officials in her Department have given advice on the vetting of Abid Hussain to...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many licences were issued for the animal testing of botulinium toxin in each year since 1997; how many animals of each (a) breed and (b)...

      Animal Experiments: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department plans to remove the ban on using stray cats and dogs in experiments in the transposition of European Union Directive...

      Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to reduce crime amongst people who are homeless.

      Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to reduce crime amongst people who are unemployed.

      Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to reduce crime amongst people who have a (a) numeracy level and (b) reading age below that expected of an 11...

      Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to reduce crime amongst people who have a psychiatric disorder.

      Crime Prevention

      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 who have used drugs in the previous year.

      Crime Prevention: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how the European Crime Prevention Network established under EU Council Decision 2009/902/JHA interacts with the police forces of England and...

      Crime: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether (a) she and (b) her officials have had discussions with UK police forces on assessing and responding to drug crime and violent crime...

      Detainees: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many compensation claims for wrongful detention were (a) made and (b) granted in each year from 1997 to 2011; (2) how many...

      Energy

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

      Energy

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

      Essex Police Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what guidance Essex Police Authority issues to its employees on the booking of (a) inland and (b) overseas travel for official...

      Essex Police Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date each property (a) owned and (b) leased by Essex Police Authority was occupied by Essex Police Authority; and what the estimated...

      Essex Police Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much it cost to run Essex Police Authority in each of the last three years; (2) how much was spent by Essex Police Authority on...

      Essex Police Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females were (i) arrested and (ii) prosecuted for an offence committed on premises occupied by Essex Police...

      Essex Police Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was paid in compensation by Essex Police Authority in each of the last five years for which information is available; to whom; for...

      Essex Police Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people employed by Essex Police Authority were eligible for performance bonuses and special bonuses at each grade in each of the...

      Essex Police Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many temporary workers were employed by Essex Police Authority in each of the last five years; and what the total cost to the public...

      Europol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests to (a) initiate, (b) conduct and (c) co-ordinate investigations the UK received from Europol pursuant to Article 7 of EU...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on which dates her Department has published Government procurement card spending over £500 since May 2010.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the abuse by citizens of non-EU member states of the right of entry into the UK for citizens from...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training staff operating passport and security desks at sea and airports undertake on customer-friendly attitudes; whether performance...

      Immigration: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications from people of non-European Economic Area nationality applying for leave to enter the UK on the basis of their family...

      Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much press officers in her Department, its agencies and arm’s length bodies claimed in reimbursable expenses since May 2010.

      Abu Qatada

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has spent on legal fees for (a) Abu Qatada and (b) her Department since 2002.

      Licensing Laws: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on the number of alcohol licences revoked in (a) Birmingham, Ladywood constituency and (b) Birmingham...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effect secondments to the UK Border Force during the London 2012 Olympics will have on the detection of...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether foreign law enforcement agents and other foreign nationals with firearms will be allowed to enter the UK during the London 2012...

      Organised Crime: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the presence of organised crime in each of the overseas territories; and if she will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers have been recruited in the (a) South Yorkshire, (b) Northumberland, (c) Merseyside and (d) Metropolitan police since...

      Police: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) which police authorities had agreed to participate in the new police ICT company as at 18 June 2012; (2) by what date she expects the...

      Police: Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much each police force spent on overtime for (a) police officers, (b) police community support officers and (c) police staff in each of...

      Police: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effects of the freeze of incremental pay of police officers with over three years of service.

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of countries to which foreign national offenders can be removed; (2) with...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts issued by her Department were awarded to small and medium-sized enterprises in 2011-12; what proportion that figure...

      UK Border Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the establishment of a national command centre by the UK Border Force.

      Young Offenders: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests at the prison gate there were of people just released from prison aged 25 years and under in each of the last five years.

  • Education

    • Adoption: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2012, Official Report, column 364W, on adoption: ethnic groups, for what reason his Department does not collect...

    • Young People: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what support his Department has made available to young carers since 2010.

      Young People: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what comparative assessment he has made of the proportion of young people in the north-east and other regions who are not in education, employment and...

      Young People: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding is available through the Youth Contract specifically to help young people not in education, employment or training in the north-east;...

  • Defence

    • 16 Air Assault Brigade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the authorised personnel strength was of 16 Air Assault Brigade on (a) 31 May 2010 and (b) 31 May 2012; and what it will be once those named in June...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many attacks made by unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) have taken place in Afghanistan in the last three years; where each such UAV was made; and how many...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish documents held by his Department relating to the investigation into a British drone strike that led to Afghan civilian fatalities on...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect of the decision not to fit catapult and arrestor technology to Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers on the...

      Armed Forces: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the time limits are for investigating a service redress of complaint at the first level of investigation.

      Armed Forces: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions Ministers in his Department have had with insurers on tackling discrimination against veterans in the workplace; and what the...

      Armed Forces: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions Ministers in his Department have had with (a) mobile telephone suppliers and (b) mortgage lenders on tackling discrimination...

      Armed Forces: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on fees for civilian harassment case officers investigating service redress of complaints in the latest period for which...

      Armed Forces: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the Army's guidelines are on bullying and harassment in the workplace.

      Armed Forces: Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the current (a) established unit strength, (b) manning level, (c) number of personnel from the Commonwealth and (d) cost in the last financial...

      Armed Forces: Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff regarded to be suitably qualified and experienced personnel for work at defence munitions sites have left such employment at each such...

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions his Department has sought to recover advance payments of salary from the families of service personnel killed on active service...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether changes to public service pensions will affect only new entrants into the armed forces; and what his policy is on applying such changes to...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Government are planning to make any retrospective changes to public service pensions for serving armed forces personnel; and whether the...

      Armed Forces: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what steps he is taking to reduce the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder amongst serving and former soldiers; (2) how many soldiers who...

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any soldiers have been made redundant before qualifying for a full pension.

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on redundancy payments for armed forces personnel in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many allegations of rape made by members of the armed forces concluded with charges being (a) brought and (b) dropped in the latest period for which...

      Defence: Cryptography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many additional staff members have been recruited to work on the Cipher programme in the last 12 months; and at what cost.

      Diamond Jubilee 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of activities undertaken in connection with the Diamond Jubilee celebration.

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of whether a viable, continuous, at-sea deterrent is possible with only two operational nuclear-armed submarines.

      Queen's Dragoon Guards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the future of the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards.

      Territorial Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of Territorial Army personnel have civilian jobs (a) in self-employed roles and in businesses with up to 10 employees, (b) in businesses...

      Territorial Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the outflow was of territorial army personnel (a) including and (b) excluding the Officer Training Corps in each of the last five years.

  • Prime Minister

    • Abid Hussain

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he has met Abid Hussain in an official capacity.

    • Abid Hussain

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) whether (a) he, (b) his special advisers and (c) his civil servants were aware that Abid Hussain would be accompanying the Minister without Portfolio on any...

      Conservative Friends of Pakistan

      To ask the Prime Minister whether (a) he and (b) his special advisers have had meetings with representatives of the Conservative Friends of Pakistan at No. 10 Downing Street since May 2010.

      Leveson Inquiry

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) if he will place in the Library copies of all documents, e-mails and text messages he submitted to the Leveson Inquiry; [R] (2) how many times he has met Rebekah...

      Staffing Costs

      To ask the Prime Minister what the full duties are of Stephen Gilbert, his political secretary; what proportion of his time is spent on matters relating to (a) Government and (b) Conservative...

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he plans to review the rules on non-governmental aides attending foreign trips with Ministers.

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) if he directed the Minister without Portfolio to attend any of the official overseas trips she has participated in since May 2010; (2) whether the Minister...

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) whether his officials have approved the official overseas travel undertaken by the Minister without Portfolio since May 2010; (2) what his policy is on foreign...

  • International Development

    • Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was remitted by his Department to (a) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (b) KPMG, (c) Deloitte, (d) Ernst and Young and (e) the Adam...

    • Government Procurement Card

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

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department plans to provide further support to civil society organisations in Nigeria to provide oversight on public...

      Sahel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to prevent famine in the Sahel; and whether he will provide additional funding if he deems it necessary to...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what reports he has received on the humanitarian situation of Syrian refugees at the Turkish, Lebanese, Jordanian and Iraqi borders.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Abid Hussain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department were aware that Abid Hussain would be...

    • Abid Hussain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) senior officials in his Department have met Abid Hussain.

      Air Displays: Farnborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the statement of 11 June 2012, Official Report, column 45, on Syria, if he will make representations to the...

      Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the UN Report on Children and Armed Conflict published in April 2012; and if he will make a statement.

      Azerbaijan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of Azerbaijan on refugees and internally displaced persons in that country.

      Belarus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the EU High Representative on sending election monitoring missions to Belarus to oversee the...

      Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many complaints about the work of his Department and each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies were received...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the conduct of the recent elections in Egypt.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how much his Department spent on (a) gas and (b) electricity bills in each of the last 10 years; (2) which energy...

      EU Enlargement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last met the President of the Council of Ministers to discuss EU enlargement; and if he will make a statement.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Oxford East of 11 June 2012, Official Report, columns 230-31W, on Israel, whether...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance his Department is giving to Libya for its transition to parliamentary democracy.

      Minister without Portfolio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Minister without Portfolio has been given official responsibilities by his Department.

      Politics and Government: Indonesia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he raised the matter of human rights in West Papua with the Government of Indonesia during his visit there in April 2012.

      Sudan: South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to support the political negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan in Addis Ababa and ensure their...

      Thailand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for what reasons the advert for a locally engaged correspondence and customer services manager at the British Embassy in...

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many official overseas trips by Government Ministers have been paid for by foreign Governments since May 2010.

      World Refugee Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to mark World Refugee Day 2012.

  • Justice

    • Contempt of Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were (a) prosecuted, (b) convicted and (c) received custodial sentences for contempt of court in a county court in each of the last five...

    • Curfews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of offenders who committed a more serious breach of a curfew under a community order or suspended sentence were brought back to court by...

      Cycling: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with reference to the letter from British Cycling of 1 June 2012, what assessment he has made of British Cycling's recommendation for a review of...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions for offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 following an attack on a health worker making a home visit there have been in each of...

      Demonstrations: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions have been brought in each region under section 42 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 in the last 12 months.

      Driving Offences: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost was of court proceedings arising from the trial of drivers accused of making fraudulent insurance claims in (a) 1997, (b) 2002 and (c) 2011.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether his Department has switched its (a) gas or (b) electricity supplier in any of the last 10 years; (2) which energy supplier supplies his...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many individuals subject to supervision measures imposed in the UK have had their supervision measures supervised by the authorities of another EU...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to announce whether legal aid will be extended to welfare benefit cases involving points of law in the lower tribunal.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what strategies he will employ to cut crime among those who have (a) persistently run away from home, (b) been taken into care as a child, (c) regularly...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agricultural Wages Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will publish the risk assessment on her Department's decision to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board; (2) when...

    • Agricultural Wages Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she proposes that those under 16 who work on farms will receive the national minimum wage or above after the...

      Agriculture: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department has made an assessment of the effect of the situation in the Eurozone on (a) farmers and (b) food...

      Agriculture: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Health and Safety Executive on efforts to improve health and safety standards in...

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will set a deadline for the implementation of the ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether farmers will be able to receive payment for ecosystem services under the Common Agricultural Policy Scheme.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the dairy milk trade and its effect on dairy farmers; if she will consider introducing...

      Hazardous Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to require the addition of a bittering agent to ethylene glycol-based antifreeze to prevent small...

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of ending the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme in 2013 on...

      Sheep: Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with (a) the National Farmers Union and (b) others on her Department's policy on sheep...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Disability: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to provide improved information to employees and employers on the support available to help disabled people move into and...

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 23 April 2012, Official Report, column 652W, on employment and support allowance, how many staff based in his...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish data on the number of appeals made against incapacity benefit reassessment outcomes.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of completed incapacity benefit reassessments have been (a) found fit for work, (b) placed in the Support Group or (c) placed...

      Motability

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

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether an equality impact assessment has been made of his policy on universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of potential savings arising through online access to universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department has taken to determine how many benefit recipients are able to access the internet; and what proportion of benefit...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what issues are taken into account when determining whether to call in a person in receipt of employment and support allowance for a repeat...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Government Procurement Card

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

    • Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport with reference to the Government's response to the report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee on Spectrum, HC 1771,...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the likely date for commencement of the roll-out of 4G; and what steps his Department is taking...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans his Department has for the expected London 2012 Olympics budget underspend.

      Rural Areas: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he plans to take to provide information for the public on the progress of the rural broadband roll-out programme.

  • Health

    • Antidepressants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the levels of prescribing of antidepressant drugs in other countries; and if he will make a statement.

    • Antidepressants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and other antidepressants are not included as part of his Department's review of policy on...

      Central Nervous System Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons cases of brain and central nervous system tumours are not systematically and consistently registered using NICE classifications across...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will ensure that the NHS Commissioning Board provides cancer networks with adequate funding beyond 2013 and that they are closely involved in the...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will consider developing an indicator based on the National Cancer Patient Experience in the NHS Outcomes Framework and Commissioning Outcomes...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will include one and five year survival rates of all types of cancer in the NHS Outcomes Framework and the Commissioning Outcomes Framework.

      Cancer: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department has allocated for research and development of genetic therapies to treat cancer in children in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, (c)...

      Community Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve access to 24/7 community nursing.

      Congenital Abnormalities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to monitor people affected by foetal anti-convulsion disorder as they make the transition into adulthood; and if he will...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to promote the prevention and early identification of diabetes.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's strategy is for dealing with diabetes.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the cost to the NHS of the illegal use of controlled substances in (a) England, (b) the East Midlands, (c) Nottinghamshire and (d)...

      Energy

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

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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 non-permanent...

      Government Procurement Card

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

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what changes he plans to make to the formula for the allocation of the public health funding to local authorities; (2) what account will be taken...

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what training and guidance his Department plans to provide prior to implementing new public health duties for local authorities; and if he will make a...

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what split of public health responsibilities he proposes between Public Health England and local authorities.

      Health Services: Channel Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when officials from his Department last met officials from the (a) Health and Wellbeing Department in Jersey and (b) Health and Social Services Department...

      Health Visitors: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many additional Sure Start health visitors have been recruited since May 2010; (2) when he expects his target to recruit 4,200 additional Sure...

      Homeopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has made any estimate of the (a) funding and (b) bed capacity that would need to be made available in the event that a full range...

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration he has given to the use of incentives to improve the standard of nutritional care in (a) hospitals, (b) care homes and (c) general...

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the Care Quality Commission's second phase of the Dignity and Nutrition Inspection Programme will assess the quality of nutritional care provided by...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of (a) adults and (b) children were diagnosed with mental illness in each year for which figures are available.

      NHS Walk-in Centres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS walk-in centres have closed since June 2010.

      Out of Area Treatment: North East

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

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements he plans to put in place for the future management of former primary care trusts' property portfolios; and what his plans are for the...

      Royal College of General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether a drug policy official from his Department attended the Royal College of General Practitioners' 17th National Conference.

      Tranquillisers: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if his Department will make an assessment of the survey of services provided for involuntary tranquilliser addiction by the All Party Parliamentary Group...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Education: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many residents of (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Bexley (i) started and (ii)...

    • Business: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has had discussions with representatives of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) regarding granting...

      Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding his Department has allocated for research and development of genetic therapies to treat cancer in children in (a)...

      Competition and Markets Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions on the resource requirements of the merged Competition and Mergers Authority his Department had with (a) the...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2012, Official Report, column 292W, on conditions of employment, how many meetings Adrian...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 13 June 2012, Official Report, column 510W, on conditions of employment, if he will publish the letter...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the cost was to his Department of the use of external consultants in each of the last two years.

      Environmental Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what programmes his Department has put in place to encourage development of the UK's green economy.

      New Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans his Department has to assist start-up businesses.

      Office of Fair Trading: Competition Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what savings his Department has estimated will arise from the proposed merger of the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition...

      Office of Fair Trading: Competition Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the potential number of investigations that would be delayed during the merger of the Competition...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the recommendations by the British Chambers of Commerce in its report entitled “Exporting is Good for...

      Procurement

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

      Research: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on allowing public access to publicly-funded academic research; and what plans he has for such access.

      Trade Competitiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the contribution to the economy of (a) competition and (b) the competition authorities.

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of jobs created in the UK as a direct result of the EU membership in each of the last...

  • Treasury

    • Community Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to make it easier to set up local community banks.

    • Tax Avoidance/Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to reduce tax avoidance and tax evasion.

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the level of economic growth in 2012.

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent steps he has taken to encourage economic growth.

      Eurozone Financial Crisis

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps the Government are taking to limit the effect on the UK of the financial crisis in the eurozone.

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to section 29 of the Coalition Agreement, when he plans to bring forward plans to switch the Air Passenger Duty to a per-plane basis rather...

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he intends to consider the future of existing Child Trust Fund accounts; and whether such accounts will be converted into Junior Individual Savings...

      European Stability Mechanism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what European treaty basis the European Council would be authorised to grant a banking licence to the European Stability Mechanism.

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on other forms of HM Revenue and Customs revenue of the planned three pence fuel duty...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 non-permanent...

      Individual Savings Accounts: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information his Department holds on the number of Junior Individual Savings accounts opened in each parliamentary constituency since October 2010.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what investigations have been undertaken by (a) his Department and (b) HM Revenue and Customs into the accounting activities to support tax avoidance being...

      Taxation: Multinational Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he (a) is taking and (b) plans to take in the next 12 months to ensure that the proposed relaxation of Controlled Foreign Companies rules does...

  • Transport

    • Aviation: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many fatal air accidents there were in the UK in the last 10 years; and what comparative assessment she has made of the number of such accidents in...

    • Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which bus companies her Department subsidises in the West Midlands; and what funding it provided to each such company in each of the last two years.

      Cars: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many cars with tailpipe carbon emissions below 110g/km were sold in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011; and what estimate she has made of the likely number of...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what changes in staffing levels have been made by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in the last 12 months.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport where the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency call centres are located.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much training Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency call centre agents receive before answering calls; and when that training was last updated.

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many procurement card holders in her Department were (a) paid off-payroll, (b) employed on a part-time basis and (c) employed as a...

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department has considered introducing a central database to record the details of foreign registered vehicles that enter and operate in the UK.

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the effects on hauliers' carbon footprint of closures of authorised testing centres.

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many tests were cancelled at authorised testing centres in each of the last five years.

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many authorised testing centres closed in each of the last five years; and where they were located.

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many complaints were received about the level and quality of service at authorised testing centres in each of the last five years.

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average waiting time was for tests for each category of vehicle at each authorised testing centre in each of the last five years.

      Pay

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

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information her Department holds on the implementation of National Rail's tree clearance programme in relation to (a) environmental assessments...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions she has had on electrifying the railway between the East Coast Main Line at Northallerton and Middlesbrough station.

      Railways: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what contribution her Department is making to the Rail Safety and Standards Board's re-writing of railway safety rules; what the timetable is for the...

      School Crossing Patrols

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department issues guidance on the criteria for determining when school crossing patrols could be implemented by local highway authorities;...

      Transport: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department plans to take to improve transport links in rural areas.

      Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency's budget was allocated to (a) testing and (b) enforcement in each of the last five years.

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Chaplains

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact planned reductions in the future strength of the Armed Forces will have on the number of chaplains serving in the Armed Forces.

    • Armed Forces: Submarines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what sum will be spent between 1 April 2010 and 1 April 2015 on work to replace the Vanguard class ballistic missile submarines.

      Armed Forces: Submarines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any of the studies conducted by the Ministry of Defence in the past forty years into alternative deterrent systems to submarine-launched ballistic missiles...

      Armed Forces: Trident

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what sum will be spent between 1 April 2010 and 1 April 2015 on nuclear warheads and associated facilities for the Trident D5 missiles.

      Broadcasting: Weather Forecasts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are any restrictions preventing television channels from broadcasting in the United Kingdom weather forecasts that include the Republic of Ireland;...

      Care Services: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much local authorities have spent on adult social care services for the past six years for which data are available.

      Chagos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the outcome of the meeting on 10 June between the Prime Minister and the Prime Minister of Mauritius; and whether the rights of the Chagossians were discussed.

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for International Development has spent on activities related to supporting developing countries in climate adaptation and low-carbon...

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has spent in the area of international relations on activities related to climate change since May 2010.

      Council Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the additional revenue that would be generated, both by region and by county, by the introduction in England of a new higher...

      Curfews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what precedents there are for a total curfew on any age group of people preventing them from being present in a town or city centre in the United Kingdom. To ask...

      Drugs: Thalidomide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received concerning the case for providing further financial support for victims of thalidomide after the current three-year support...

      Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they will take following the announcement by the Office for National Statistics that the number of people working beyond state pension age has risen...

      Employment: Under-25s

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many 18 to 21 year-olds are employed in the public sector (1) full time, and (2) part time.

      Energy: Power Harvesting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) advantages, and (2) disadvantages of "power harvesting" combining wind, solar and hydro-electric technology.

      EU: Space Weather

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, in collaboration with other European countries and the European Space Agency, to establish a European system for monitoring, forecasting and...

      Extradition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the United Kingdom's extradition arrangements with the United States are substantially different from those of other Commonwealth countries; and, if so, to...

      Government Departments: Food Waste

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the decision of both Houses of Parliament to sign up to the WRAP Hospitality and Food Service Voluntary Agreement to reduce food waste,...

      Government Departments: Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 13 June concerning arrangements for officials of the Ministry of Defence who smoke during office hours (WA...

      Health: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their plans to increase the range of publicly available data on (1) outcomes, and (2) services, for people with multiple sclerosis. To ask Her Majesty's...

      Health: Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many district nurses were employed in England by the National Health Service in (1) 2009-10, (2) 2010-11, and (3) 2011-12.

      Health: Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many National Health Service Trusts of any type have a non-executive board member who is a registered nurse.

      House of Lords: Dress Code

      To ask the Chairman of Committees whether he is satisfied with the observance of the rules relating to dress in the Peers' Guest Room, the Peers' Dining Room and the Barry Room.

      Internet: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they plan to take to encourage the provision of high- capacity backhaul to rural base stations, including both the existing stock and those to be...

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent representations they have made to the Government of Israel about the demolition of houses in the Susiya area of the West Bank and in East Jerusalem,...

      Ivory Coast

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are helping to improve conditions for internally displaced persons in the Ivory Coast and to achieve their return to their original or equivalent...

      Legislation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have considered a Bill proposed by a member of the public and entitled Sale of Supernatural or Spiritual Benefits (Prohibition) Bill, as sent to the...

      NHS: Waiting Times

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have on current waiting times for out-patients with pre-booked appointments at NHS hospitals; what monitoring the Department of Health...

      Nigeria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the Dassiutta Peace Initiative in Nigeria and its work.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to how many countries they have provided official development assistance in each year since 1997, and which were the countries in question.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was their expenditure on resilience programmes and disaster risk reduction in their humanitarian development programmes in each of the past two financial years.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the costs of Ofcom have been in each year since its commencement; how much has been paid each year by way of employer and other cash contributions to staff...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage and number of pensioners will no longer be entitled to claim top-up social security payments after the introduction of the proposed flat rate old...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many United Kingdom citizens in receipt of a state pension whilst resident in countries where that pension is not uprated claimed a temporary uprating to cover...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why United Kingdom citizens in receipt of a state pension whilst resident in countries where that pension is not uprated are unable to claim a temporary uprating...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the cost of processing claims for the uprating of pensions from United Kingdom citizens in receipt of a state pension whilst resident in...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the minimum duration of a visit by a United Kingdom citizen in receipt of a state pension and resident in a country where that pension is not uprated in...

      Prisoners of War: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Government of Japan paid the second instalment of compensation for those British prisoners of war during 1941-45 who were forced to build the bridge...

      Queen's Diamond Jubilee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask Tate Modern why they failed to fly a Union Flag or display any recognition of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee on the face of their building...

      Schools: Toilets and Washing Facilities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 23 April (WA 372), what assessment has been made of the research into school toilets and washing...

      Schools: Toilets and Washing Facilities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the new school premises regulations will require schools to provide a certain number of toilets and washing facilities for pupils, as the new Early Years...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Sri Lanka about the killings and violence shown in the Channel 4 films "Sri Lanka's Killing Fields" and...

      Telecommunications: e-Accessibility Forum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Rawlings on 10 March 2011 (WA 429), when the first meeting of the e-Accessibility Forum sub-group on telecommunications...

      Telecommunications: Hearing Impairment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Rawlings on 10 March 2011 (WA 429), what is their assessment of the level of access to telecommunications currently...

      War Crimes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the prosecution of war crimes committed by the armed forces of other states.

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