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Written answers

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

  • Justice

    • Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment he has made of the report by Action for Children, Keeping children safe: The case for reforming the law on child neglect; and if he...

    • Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what categories of data will be shared between the UK and other EU member states as a result of the Government's decision not to opt out of the Proposal...

      Defamation Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions his Department had with stakeholders in preparing his legislative proposals in the Defamation Bill.

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) 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...

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) nationality and (b) gender was of each suspected victim of trafficking referred to the Trafficking Victim Support scheme operated by the...

      Judges: Working Class

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 30 April 2012, Official Report, column 1159W, on judges: working class, if he will include social class as a factor when...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when Professor Fenn's report on the road traffic accident portal system will be published.

      Private Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost to the public purse was of expenditure on defendants' costs in private prosecutions in each of the last three financial years.

      RSPCA: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many private prosecutions have been brought before the courts by the RSPCA in each of the last three years.

      Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reason his Department has not maintained its commitment to develop a sexual assault referral centre in North Yorkshire; and if he will make a...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the target time is for a benefits appeal tribunal to hear an appeal after appeal documents have been submitted.

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how he plans to ensure a minimum quality standard across the UK when victims' services are locally commissioned.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many young offenders there are in young offenders institutions aged (a) 15 years, (b) 16 years and (c) 17 years old; (2) what the average...

      Young Offenders: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many juvenile offenders from the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton have been held in a (a) secure children's home, (b) secure training centre and (c)...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Government Procurement Card

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

  • Wales

    • Welfare Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment she has made of the effect of welfare reforms in Wales.

    • Welfare Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment she has made of the effect of welfare reforms in Wales.

      National Assembly for Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions she has had with Welsh Government Ministers on the Green Paper on Future Electoral Arrangements for the National Assembly for Wales; and...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment she has made of the effect of reductions in police budgets in Wales.

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many motorised vehicles of each type are in service in each branch of the armed forces; and where each motorised vehicle is based.

    • Bosnia and Herzegovina

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK troops are stationed in Bosnia Herzegovina.

      HMS Ark Royal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what offers his Department has received for the Ark Royal; what information his Department holds on the proposed purposes to which such purchasers intend...

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he made of the cost of transferring the private finance initiative contract for Tornado simulators from RAF Lossiemouth to RAF Marham...

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel from the Army Reserve are available for deployment following a general mobilisation order within (a) one week, (b) two weeks,...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps she is taking to tackle cases of female genital mutilation.

    • Females: Employment

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what assessment she has made of employment prospects for women in the north-east; and if she will make a statement.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many meetings he has had in the last month on superfast broadband.

    • Leveson Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will place in the Library copies of all documents, emails and text messages he submitted to the Leveson Inquiry. [R]

      Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many meetings he has had in the last month on the local newspaper industry.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what representations he has received from Freeview on the rollout of 4G, and whether any such representations will delay that...

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Estimate 2012-13

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, whether the Speaker's Committee for the Independent...

  • Transport

    • Bypasses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what recent discussions her Department has had with the Welsh Government on proposals to build a bypass at Middletown across the England-Wales...

    • Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the target times were for the completion of simple and complex medical investigations for the renewal of a driving licence in each of the last...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will take steps to ensure that the proportion of medical investigations in complex cases for the renewal of a driving licence which are...

      Pay

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

      Public Transport: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department is taking to promote the use of green vehicles for public transport.

      Roads: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will make a statement on road funding in North Yorkshire.

      Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2012, Official Report, column 634W, on transport, whether there is any timescale or target for resolving the nine...

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the (i) accuracy and (ii) reproducibility of in vitro tests for botox toxicity in...

    • Energy

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

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for Tier 1 (post study work) visas made before the closure of that route in April 2012 are still being processed; and...

      Essex Police Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many government procurement cards were issued to staff employed by Essex Police Authority in each year since 2007-08; (2) how many...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) UK Border Agency and (b) UK Border Force staff received bonuses in 2011-12; and what the total cost of such bonuses was.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average life expectancy is of a retired police officer.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress she is making in raising the police retirement age to 60.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance she has given to police forces on police officers participating and voting in open primaries for the selection of police and...

      Police Officers' and Staff Remuneration and Conditions Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to implement the recommendations of the Winsor report that there should be greater harmonisation between the pay of police...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Aerials: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning applications were rejected for mobile telecommunications masts in the last five years; how many such...

    • Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for how many planning applications for developments in the green belt he has granted permission in each year since 1997.

      Homelessness: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking when developing policy to consider the needs of homeless and vulnerable women.

      Housing: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many children were living in poor housing in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to increase the social housing stock in (a) Coventry, (b) Coventry North East constituency, (c) the West...

      Temporary Accommodation: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homeless households from each London borough were placed in temporary accommodation outside of their area at the end of...

  • Prime Minister

    • E-mail

      To ask the Prime Minister how many emails he received to his official government e-mail address in each month since May 2010.

    • Mobile Phones

      To ask the Prime Minister what the (a) make, (b) model and (c) network provider was of each mobile telephone device he has been officially issued with in chronological order since May 2010.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Prime Minister how many (a) telephone calls and (b) text messages he received to mobile telephone devices officially issued to him in each month since May 2010.

      Parliamentary Private Secretaries

      To ask the Prime Minister on which occasions he has given permission for a Parliamentary Private Secretary to travel on an official visit under article 3.11 of the ministerial code since May 2010.

      Rebekah Brooks

      To ask the Prime Minister from how many different telephone numbers he has received text messages from Rebekah Brooks since May 2010. [R]

  • International Development

    • Hunger Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what objectives he has for the outcomes of the Hunger summit.

    • Sahel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department plans to fund resilience building projects in the Sahel.

      Sahel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he proposes that the joint initiative to develop and introduce successful farming and agricultural technology to farmers will...

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to respond to the needs of refugees and the food-insecure population in the border areas of South Sudan.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Government Procurement Card

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

    • Regulation

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

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what programmes his Department has put in place to promote the World Trade Organisation and its round-table talks.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 20 June 2012, Official Report, column 1073W, on Government Department pay, if he will publish the list of people paid...

    • Holidays Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate his Department has made of the number of British nationals who had a vacation in each other EU member state in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012; and...

      Part-time Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many households include a couple working (a) 16, (b) 17, (c) 18 and (d) 19 hours a week.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the minimum contribution of UK domestic electricity generation required to come from domestic nuclear...

    • Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the relative merits of an (a) area-based and (b) non area-based roll-out of smart meters.

      Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the reasons were for his decision to mandate a target for the replacement of 97% of meters with smart meters by December 2019.

      Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reason his Department is permitting the installation of early smart meters prior to the agreement of technical specifications.

      Electricity: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the National Grid's Mid Wales Connection Project, what discussions he has had with the First Minister of Wales on the...

      Energy Efficiency Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost to the public purse has been of the recruitment process to appoint a Chair of the Energy Efficiency Deployment Office;...

      Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what agreements were reached on energy subsidy reform at the 2012 G20 Summit.

      Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department spent on the energy consumer summit held on 17 October 2011.

      Pay

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

      Regulation

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

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the maximum acceptable strike price for a feed-in tariff with contract for difference for new nuclear...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the potential effect on biodiversity of increasing biofuel production.

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she proposes that the Bovine TB Eradication Advisory Group for England will examine the scientific monitoring of the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the terms of reference will be of the newly formed Bovine TB Eradication Advisory Group for England.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she or Ministers of her Department will attend the meetings of the Bovine TB Eradication Advisory Group for England.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how often she proposes the Bovine TB Eradication Advisory Group for England will meet.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reasons the Bovine TB Eradication Group for England has been replaced by the Bovine TB Eradication Advisory Group...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Bovine TB Eradication Advisory Group for England (TBEAG) will receive submissions from stakeholders who are not...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the minutes of the meetings of the Bovine TB Eradication Advisory Group for England will be published.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the recommendations of the Bovine TB Eradication Advisory Group for England will be published.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who will provide the secretariat of the Bovine TB Eradication Advisory Group for England.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Bovine TB Eradication Advisory Group for England will hold evidence sessions to consider the respective roles and...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether legal support will be provided to the Bovine TB Eradication Advisory Group for England (TBEAG) to allow TBEAG to...

      Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many prosecutions there have been under the Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999 in each year since 2001.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress she has made on the implementation of a voluntary code of practice between milk producers and processors.

      Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer to the right hon. Member for Southampton, Itchen of 1 May 2012, Official Report, column 1384W,...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether her Department switched its (a) gas or (b) electricity supplier in any of the last 10 years; (2) which energy...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what progress has been made in the talks on flood insurance; (2) what alternatives to a voluntary agreement with the...

      North York Moors National Park Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding the North York Moors National Park Authority received from the public purse in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009, (d)...

      Ofwat: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what fines were imposed on businesses by the regulator Ofwat in each financial year from 2006-07 to 2011-12; (2) what...

      Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the costs to the petroleum industry in the UK of compliance with the (a) Industrial Emissions...

      Plants: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how much her Department spent on controlling invasive non-native plants in the latest period for which figures are...

      Schmallenberg Virus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to assist farmers to prepare for the possible reappearance of Schmallenberg virus in 2013.

      UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 19 April 2012, Official Report, column 500W, on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, what...

      Wetlands: Jersey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps she plans to take to tackle pollution at the Jersey Ramsar site; (2) what information her Department holds...

      Whales: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government plans to take to protect whales at the 2012 meeting of the International Whaling Commission.

      Wildlife: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to limit myxomatosis and its effect on wildlife.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission has taken to establish the proportion of cases with outstanding child maintenance...

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 23 April 2012, Official Report, column 649W, on children: maintenance, what steps the Child Maintenance and...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many child maintenance arrears cases the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission is dealing with; and in what proportion of such...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the proposed Child Support Management of Payments and Arrears (Write off and Part Payment in Full and Final Satisfaction)...

      Employment Schemes: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions his Department has had with other Government Departments on support for adults with autism to enable them to enter...

      Employment Schemes: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) correspondence and (b) representations his Department has received since May 2010 regarding possible fraud by private companies...

      Employment Schemes: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department takes to counter fraud by private companies operating welfare to work programmes.

      Employment Schemes: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Sheffield Central constituency, (b) Sheffield local authority area and (c) South Yorkshire have found employment through...

      Hearing Impairment: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if the Minister for Disabled People will attend meetings of the e-Accessibility Forum sub-group on relay services; (2) what meetings...

      Pensioners: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons UK state pensioners living in countries where the pension is frozen are unable to claim a temporary pension uprating while...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the number of children in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Bexley...

      Social Security Benefits: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people are eligible for benefits when taking industrial action; (2) how many people claimed benefits during industrial action...

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what correspondence (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have had with the Scottish Government on the...

      Sovereignty: Scotland

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

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many geographic telephone numbers for public access his Department uses.

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many non-geographic telephone numbers for public access his Department uses with the prefix (a) 03, (b) 05, (c) 070/076, (d) 080, (e) 0845,...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 20 December 2011, Official Report column 1098W, on work capability assessment, how many people have been found fit...

  • Treasury

    • Leveson Inquiry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much it cost to provide him with legal advice in relation to his appearance at the Leveson Inquiry.

    • Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many hashes from the payment system have been (a) matched and (b) not matched to real time information (RTI) data from employers since the start of the...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many full payment real time information (RTI) returns have been received since the start of the RTI pilot to date.

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to HM Revenue and Customs was of the end of year PAYE reconciliation in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2009-10, (d) 2008-09 and (e) 2007-08.

      Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what regulations his Department introduced between 1 February 2012 and 31 May 2012; and at what cost to the public purse.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what targets are set for response times for enquiries to HM Revenue and Customs by (a) letter or e-mail and (b) telephone; and what the performance has been...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints about poor service were received by HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last five years; and how many of those complaints remain...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire of 18 June 2012, Official Report, column 725W, on HM Revenue and...

      Taxation: Construction

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the Exchequer was of false self-employment in the construction industry in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.

      Taxation: Construction Industry Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much taxation was collected via the Construction Industry Scheme in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans his Department has to promote the growth of the aviation industry.

    • Billing: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on what date he plans to bring forward legislation to implement Directive 2011/7/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council...

      Energy

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

      Environmental Protection: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps his Department has taken to stimulate growth in the low carbon and environmental goods manufacturing and...

      Higher Education: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer of 1 May 2012, Official Report, column 1398W, on higher education: devolution, if he will give...

      Office of Fair Trading: Competition Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what cost-benefit impact assessment his Department conducted on the policy proposal to make a small and medium-sized enterprise...

      Pay

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

      Supermarkets: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with supermarket retailers on opening new stores in town centres.

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will consider implementing the recommendation in the report by the British Chambers of Commerce, “Exporting is Good...

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients waited longer than four hours in each accident and emergency ward in (a) Northumbria, (b) Tyne and Wear and (c) County Durham (i) in...

    • Antidepressants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost was of antidepressants prescribed in each of the last 10 years.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government is taking to protect health workers from dangerous dogs and other animals when making home visits.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the waiting times for NHS root canal treatment were in (a) each primary care trust area and (b) England in each of the last five years for which...

      General Practitioners: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of general practitioners work (a) full-time and (b) part-time.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Secretary of State will (a) retain ultimate accountability for the health services and (b) continue to have a responsibility for securing the...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) men and (b) women in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) the UK have received inpatient...

      Homeopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of all research reports commissioned by his Department since 1997 into homeopathy; and what the cost was of each...

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce the levels of incidence of death from liver disease.

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to (a) encourage early detection of liver disease and (b) raise awareness about the effects of hepatitis B and C.

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department has allocated to the prevention of liver disease in the next 12 months.

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the NHS of liver disease and related treatments in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients were screened for malnutrition on admission to hospital in each of the last five years; (2) what training and support the NHS...

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve the quality of data (a) collected and (b) published by the NHS on the incidence of malnutrition; and if he will make a...

      Primary Health Care: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the issue of redundancy notices to primary health care NHS employees in the north-east; and if he will make a statement.

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which regulations affecting his Department have been (a) abolished and (b) revised as part of the Red Tape Challenge.

      Retinoblastoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of retinoblastoma.

  • House of Lords

    • Channel Tunnel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enhance the regulatory oversight of the charges levied on trains passing through the Channel Tunnel, as required in European legislation.

    • Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department of Energy and Climate Change has spent on climate change initiatives since May 2010.

      Crime: Gun Grime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review sentencing guidelines relating to gun crime to take account of (1) the type of firearm, and (2) gang membership.

      Extradition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the cost of an unsuccessful extradition request made under Part II of the Extradition Act 2003, including any costs incurred by (1) the Crown Prosecution...

      Finance: High-interest Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they will take, if any, to increase protection for consumers with regard to super-high-interest loans, such as those provided by Wonga.

      Food: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they are making on delivering sustainable food procurement in the public sector.

      Government Departments: Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many apprentices (1) under the age of 21, and (2) over the age of 21, were employed within the Department for Transport on 1 June, excluding agencies and...

      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: Legal Payments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what payments were made by the Home Office to (1) Clifford Chance, (2) Freshfields, (3) Slaughter and May,(4) Allen and Overy, and (5) Linklaters, in (a) 2008-09,...

      Health Research Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the appointment of non-executive directors to the Health Research Authority includes representation of health care...

      Health: HIV

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their plans for financing National Health Service HIV treatment from the overseas development aid budget.

      Health: Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many foundation hospital trusts in England currently have a registered nurse on their main board.

      Health: Nurses and Health Care Assistants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of (1) registered nurses, and (2) health care assistants currently working in settings inspected by the Nursing and Midwifery...

      Health: Obesity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential effects of advertising on obesity levels among children; and whether consideration will be given to extending the...

      Immigration: Checkpoints

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 11 June (WA 195), how many ministers have specific security protection allowing them to use priority channels at...

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Henley on 11 June (WA 197), whether they will publish (1) figures for self-harm during immigration detention, (2) the UK...

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what powers the conduct of enforced returns is contracted out by the UK Border Agency. To ask Her Majesty's Government how they fulfil their investigative...

      Leveson Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the daily and forecast final cost of the Leveson inquiry; and from what source the cost will be met.

      NHS: Health and Wellbeing Boards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Secretary of State for Education has had with the Secretary of State for Health about the role schools should play in Health and Wellbeing Boards.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have sought or received any assurances from FIFA that the presence of any Welsh, Scottish or Northern Irish soccer players in the Great Britain...

      Overseas Territories

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what strains they have identified on the relationships between the Government and the Overseas Territories.

      Political Groups: Islamist Organisations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to proscribing the organisation known as Hizb ut-Tahrir; and whether ministers or officials have met representatives, members or...

      Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to consult the sport and recreation sector about the implementation of reforms of the vetting and barring framework as set out in the...

      Railways: Ticket Barriers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they pay for the installation of gates at railway ticket barriers, either directly or by making allowance in franchise agreements with train operating...

      Roads: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many separate sections of public highway are at present fully closed in (1) England, (2) Scotland, and (3) Wales.

      Roads: Traffic Signs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 19 June (WA 290), whether they will clarify the guidance on signage about parking for blue badge holders in red...

      Schools: Toilets and Washing Facilities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the revised school premises regulations will be published; and whether the supplementary information accompanying the regulations will clarify what...

      Schools: Toilets and Washing Facilities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for Education consulted the Department for Health over plans to reduce regulation of toilets and washing facilities in schools, in the light...

      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 371), how the new school premises regulations will define what constitutes a suitable...

      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), how their proposed standards for school toilets and washing facilities will be...

      Taxation: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Scottish Government about the possibility of a lower level of value added tax being applied to the tourism industry in Scotland.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) visa applications to enter the United Kingdom, and (2) applications for permanent residency, were made last year by Algerian and Nigerian nationals;...

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