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Written answers

Monday, 2 July 2012

  • Treasury

    • Corporation Tax: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent progress the ministerial sub-group on devolving the rate of corporation tax to Northern Ireland has made; and if he will make a statement.

    • Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on a rural fuel duty discount for North Yorkshire; and if he will make a statement.

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on which dates his Department has published Government procurement card spending over £500 since May 2010.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases managed through the national minimum wage enforcement regime had an element related to holiday pay in each year since 2007.

      Tax Havens

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will seek international agreement on the closure of offshore tax havens.

      Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the total revenue accruing to the Exchequer from the carbon floor price in each of the first five years of its operation.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will withdraw his proposal to end VAT relief from alterations to listed buildings and retain the zero rate for approved alterations to listed...

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the total cost was of working tax credit paid to households whilst the employed householder was taking industrial action in (a) 2007, (b) 2008,...

  • Home Department

    • Air Displays: Farnborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 26 June 2012, Official Report, column 202W, on air displays: Farnborough, if she will refuse entry visas to anyone...

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many legacy asylum cases for each country of origin remain unresolved; and when she expects these cases to be resolved.

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK nationals (a) lived and (b) worked for part or all of the year in each other EU member state in each of the last 10 years; and if...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance she has issued to police on cases where a parent is cautioned in respect of offences under section 1 of the Children and Young...

      Crime: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-British EU citizens were (a) arrested, (b) charged and (c) convicted for an offence committed in the UK in each of the last 10...

      Crime: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes were (a) reported to the police and (b) identified by the British crime survey in (i) York and (ii) north Yorkshire and York...

      Criminal Proceedings: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions in each year since 2010 a competent authority in the UK has (a) contacted and (b) been contacted by the competent...

      Criminal Records: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times the European Criminal Records Information System has been used by UK authorities to exchange criminal conviction information...

      Databases: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether data stored under the proposed Communications Capabilities Development Programme will be subject to the European Investigation Order.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-EU students were reported to her Department by educational institutions due to (a) poor attendance and (b) other concerns about...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the respondents to her consultation entitled Building a Fairer Britain: Reform of the Equality and Human Rights Commission...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the respondents to her consultation entitled Building a Fairer Britain: Reform of the Equality and Human Rights Commission...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the respondents to her consultation entitled Building a Fairer Britain: Reform of the Equality and Human Rights Commission...

      Extradition: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the decision to extend the scope of EU Council Decision 2009/933/CFSP to cover the...

      Forensic Science: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government has taken to ensure compliance with EU Council Framework Decision 2009/905/JHA in advance of the implementation...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has any plans to make changes to her Department's IT systems in order to be able to report the number of migrants with leave to...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many family migration cases transferred to Sheffield when the UK Border Agency offices in Croydon closed (a) remain under active...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the longest period is for which any of the family migration cases transferred to Sheffield when the UK Border Agency offices in Croydon...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the family migration cases transferred to Sheffield when the UK Border Agency offices in Croydon closed are still under active...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the ratio was of cases to caseworkers dealing with (a) family migration cases and (b) legacy cases in each of the last five years for...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many police officers she expects to work on security for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics; (2) what recent estimate she...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the recruitment criteria for the police; and whether she has any plans to change them.

      Police: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many civilian staff have been made redundant in each police force since 2010.

      Police: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of police officers in roles previously undertaken by civilian support staff; and if she will make a...

      Police: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officers in each police force are on sick leave; how many and what proportion of such officers have been absent for more than a...

      Proceeds of Crime: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests for bank information the UK (a) issued to and (b) received from the US under Article 4 of the Agreement on mutual legal...

      Proceeds of Crime: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many joint investigation teams involving the US and UK authorities operated in the (a) UK and (b) US under Article 5 of the Agreement on...

      Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on redundancy payments at (a) the National Policing Improvement Agency and (b) her Department in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011 and...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many private sector call centre staff were used by her Department and its agencies in each of the last three financial years; and at what...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the level of affordable house building starts in 2011-12.

    • High Streets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to support local high streets.

      Wind Turbines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning approvals and rejections there were for wind turbines in (a) Isle of Wight constituency and (b) England in the...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will take steps to support the recommendations of the National Care Advisory Service's report on young people leaving...

      Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what support his Department plans to make available to communities seeking to purchase their local pub or other assets of...

      Council Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many council houses were sold in each year from 1979 to 1997.

      Council Tax Benefits: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to require local authorities to include or exclude income from universal credit in the means test for localised...

      Energy

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

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research the Government has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effectiveness of its green belt policy in (i) meeting...

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2012, Official Report, column 8W, on planning permission: green belt (1) if he will provide...

      Homelessness: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department has taken to prevent homelessness among veterans.

      Housing: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much additional funding his Department has allocated for adaptations to homes for wounded service personnel and veterans in...

      Housing: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2012, Official Report, column 11W, on housing: regeneration, if he will estimate the number of...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was collected by each local authority in England in national non-domestic rates in each of the last three years; and...

      Non-domestic Rates: Pendle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many businesses in Pendle constituency received business rate hardship relief in 2011.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the National Planning Policy Framework, paragraphs 82 and 157, where the objectives of the National Planning...

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consultation documents have been issued by his Department since May 2010.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of people with household earnings over £100,000 who are living in council or social...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consideration he has given to introducing a minimum average wind speed requirement as part of the planning system and...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will consider introducing guidelines for wind farm developers for the purposes of preventing unsuitable speculative sites...

  • Scotland

    • Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department received between 10 May 2010 and 31 May 2012; how many requests (a) were...

    • Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many (a) publications, (b) consultation documents and (c) circulars have been issued by his Department since May 2010; and what the title was of...

  • Wales

    • Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) publications, (b) consultation documents and (c) circulars have been issued by her Department since May 2010; and what the title was of each...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Corporation Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made in the ministerial sub-group on devolving the rate of corporation tax to Northern Ireland; and if he will make a...

    • Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on encouraging and developing economic growth; and if he will make a...

      Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive regarding the moratorium on the use of desinewed meat; and if he will...

      Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what recent discussions he has had with the European Commission on the moratorium on the use of desinewed meat; and if he will make a...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the level of block grant to Northern Ireland was in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11, (d) 2011-12 and (e) 2012-13; and what estimate...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect on carbon dioxide emissions of changes in the support available for electricity generation...

    • Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what agreements were reached on energy subsidy reform at the UN Rio+20 conference on Sustainable Development.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households there are in (a) England, (b) Bolton Metropolitan Borough and (c) Bolton North East constituency who spend more...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of non-domestic energy users whose contracts are rolled over at the point of renewal.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to ensure that more business customers are made aware of (a) the contract end dates for their...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions his Department has had with the Office of Fair Trading to ensure that it will allow Green Deal Finance to be attached...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether there will be a cost to the public purse of the Minister for Climate Change's Green Deal road show in summer 2012; and if so...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether Green Deal assessments will be able to combine Green Deal finance with funding from the renewable heat incentive and feed-in...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much energy suppliers would be required to spend each year in order to meet their obligations under the carbon reduction element of...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change by what means the contribution of bio-mass co-firing to renewable energy capacity targets is measured.

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he plans to extend the Warm Homes Discount data-sharing scheme in order to identify and target households to be assisted by the...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Atos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information his Department holds on the average length of time for Atos to process applications for employment and support allowance; what...

    • Atos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the Atos complaints process; what the name and remit is of the body to which complaints are directed when they...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to collect data for the Work programme on the number of different jobs taken by participants in order to achieve the weeks in...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he will publish job outcome data for the Work programme in autumn 2012 as (a) time-series cohorts and (b) percentages of total attachments.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to ensure that primary contractors under the Work programme are engaging with third sector organisations...

      Employment Schemes: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take to ensure that the Work Programme achieves equitable outcomes for black and minority ethnic participants.

      Employment Schemes: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of contracts under the Work programme in Scotland has been awarded to voluntary organisations since the inception of the programme.

      Health and Safety Executive: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential effect of funding changes for the Health and Safety Executive on the number of workplace...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households claiming housing benefit have at least one person in employment.

      Housing Benefit: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Warrington who are in receipt of housing benefit are carers.

      Industrial Diseases: Lupus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had on the inclusion of lupus within the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Regulations 1985.

      Industrial Diseases: Mitochondrial Dysfunction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recourse is open to employees who have developed mitochondrial dysfunction as a result of industrial employment carried out prior to the...

      Industrial Diseases: Mitochondrial Dysfunction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what support his Department provides to former workers with medium density fibreboard who go on to develop (a) mitochondrial dysfunction and...

      New Enterprise Allowance: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he has taken to ensure that the new enterprise allowance attracts black or minority ethnic participants; and how he plans to monitor...

      New Enterprise Allowance: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of the successful applicants for the new enterprise allowance are of black or minority ethnic origin.

      Pensioners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many female pensioners there are in each (a) region, (b) county and (c) parliamentary constituency.

      Pensioners: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to inform pensioners of the support and benefits available to them; and if he will make a statement.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the economic effect of reducing access to Motability vehicles through the rollout of personal independence payments.

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) publications, (b) consultation documents and (c) circulars have been issued by his Department since May 2010; and what the title...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the saving to his Department of preventing the payment of non-contributory benefits to people not resident in the UK.

      Social Security Benefits: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reason his Department's Services and Benefits Online service is only accessible using proprietary Microsoft software and not using...

      Social Security Benefits: School Leaving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the annual cost of school leavers going straight on to benefits was in each of the last five years.

      Timber: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of any relationship between intensive occupational work with medium density fibreboard and...

      Unemployment: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take to reduce unemployment in Bradford West constituency.

      Unemployment: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the reasons for the high level of unemployment among young black men; and what steps he proposes to take to...

      Unemployment: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the reasons for the high level of unemployment among women of Bangladeshi and Pakistani background; and what...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the business case for universal credit contains an estimate of the effect on total hours worked.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether direct payment of the housing element of universal credit to (a) social or council tenants and (b) private sector tenants will be...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 24 April 2012, Official Report, column 794W, on universal credit, what options he is considering to ensure that...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions who is responsible for carrying out the mystery shopper visits to Atos medical assessment centres.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many mystery shopper visits were undertaken at Atos Medical Assessment Centres in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012 to date; and at what...

  • Attorney-General

    • Crown Prosecution Service: York

      To ask the Attorney-General pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2012, Official Report, columns 624-5W on Crown Prosecution Service: York, if he will place in the Library a copy of the business case...

    • Drugs: East Midlands

      To ask the Attorney-General how many residents of (a) Ashfield, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) the East Midlands were prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service for (i) possession of, (ii)...

      Regulation

      To ask the Attorney-General what regulations the Law Officers' Departments introduced between 1 February 2012 and 31 May 2012; and at what cost to the public purse in each case.

      RSPB: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions brought by the RSPB were taken over by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in each of the last three years; how many such prosecutions were...

      RSPCA: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions brought by the RSPCA have been taken over by the Crown Prosecution Service in the last three years; and how many of those were (a) successfully...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much of the £680 million allocated to improve broadband speeds is being spent in each region.

    • Broadband: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to implement superfast broadband in (a) the north-west and (b) Warrington.

      Internet: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to improve the safety of children using the internet.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he expects Ofcom to publish the rules which will govern the auction of 4G licences.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will assess the compliance of London 2012 Olympic signage with the International Olympic Committee's requirements for...

      Sports: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what estimate he has made of how much each sport governing body will invest in grass roots sport as a result of the...

  • Transport

    • Aviation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many British nationals successfully claimed compensation under EU regulations for flights to and from EU member states that were cancelled or...

    • Aviation: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information her Department holds on the average cost of flights from London airports to other EU member state capitals in each of the last 20...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will consider the proposals made by the Cycling Stakeholder Forum for a cross-departmental action plan to increase cycle use and improve the...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency call centres are set targets in respect of average waiting times.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions her Department has had with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency on the sale of driver information to private companies; and...

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions her Department has had with local authorities on the resolution of outstanding motoring offences committed by foreign drivers...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information she holds on the average seat occupancy rate on flights (a) departing from and (b) arriving at Heathrow in the latest period for which...

      Holidays: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many British nationals, whose holiday provider had gone bankrupt, received compensation under EU Regulations in (a) total and (b) each year since...

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the average additional travel (a) cost and (b) distance for hauliers arising from closure of authorised testing facilities.

      Portland Harbour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to close Portland Harbour; and if she will make a statement.

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) consultation documents and (b) publications have been issued by her Department since May 2010.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to include (a) Transport for London, (b) Kent county council and (c) other local authorities in the decision-making process for the...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funds her Department has allocated to support the extension of the Oyster card fare payment system; by what means train operating companies can...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions each maritime coastguard station has taken over complete operational control of its paired station for a period of more than two...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) on how many occasions staff from one maritime coast guard station have carried out training in their paired station's operations room, by...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what testing will take place prior to the proposed closure of the maritime rescue and co-ordination centre at Clyde in December 2012.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will publish the evidence supporting her Department's claim that the closure of maritime rescue and co-ordination centres will not affect the...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the potential effect on new entrants to farming of freedom contracts replacing the landlord...

    • Agriculture: Reservoirs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on allowing farmers with reservoirs to recharge them during periods of heavy rainfall outside of the...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent advice she has received on the phasing out of direct subsidy payments to farmers in the UK.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to encourage farmer producers to raise animals with higher levels of welfare.

      Animals: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many animals have been detected being illegally brought into the UK in each of the last five years.

      Animals: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many animals were imported into the UK to be sold as pets in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Birds of Prey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether her Department has allocated any funding to (a) research into ways of reducing the buzzard population in or...

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has considered the reintroduction of brent geese to the quarry list; and what discussions she has had with the...

      Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will review the effectiveness of the provisions of the Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999.

      Cattle: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many live male dairy calves were exported in each of the last five years.

      Dog Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many dog control orders have been issued in (a) England and Wales, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) Ashfield constituency in...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate her Department has made of the likely (a) average net contribution to the economy and (b) reductions in carbon...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations her Department made to the European Commission at the time that (a) Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 and (b)...

      Fish Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what quantity of fish was farmed in UK waters in each of the last five years.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will publish a register of all UK fishermen; and if she will make a statement.

      Meat: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many tonnes of (a) desinewed meat, (b) mechanically separated meat and (c) 3mm Boarder meat have been imported into the...

      Nanotechnology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if her Department will review the arrangements for the regulation of the emission or use of nanoparticles.

      Nanotechnology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will bring forward legislative proposals to regulate nanoparticles smaller than PM 2.5.

      Nanotechnology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of research into the toxicology of nanoparticles; and if she will make a statement.

      Nanotechnology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will assess the feasibility of utilising electron microscopy in the evaluation of nanoparticles.

      Origin Marking: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to paragraph 10 of her Department's technical advice on the labelling of produce grown in the Occupied...

      Palm Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will work with her international counterparts to bring forward EU legislative proposals to regulate the (a) sale, (b)...

      Palm Oil: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she plans to take to prevent the importation of unsustainable palm oil.

      Pigs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with retailers on the potential effect of the EU partial stalls ban to be introduced in 2013.

      Pigs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many EU member states she estimates will not comply with the European partial stalls ban to be introduced in 2013.

      Pollution: Rockall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department is responsible for pollution clearance around the Island of Rockall.

      Poultry: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many licences were granted for the control of brent geese in the latest period for which figures are available; how many...

      Poultry: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what control measures for the eradication of the ruddy duck her Department has put in place; how much she estimates such...

      Seas and Oceans: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what agreements were reached on the conservation of marine biodiversity in the high seas at the UN Rio+20 conference on...

      Sheep

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assistance her Department is providing to farmers to help tackle sheep lameness.

      Shellfish: Dredging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the environmental effect of dredging cockle beds.

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate she has made of the volume of water leaking from pipes in each region in each of the last five years.

      Water Supply: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in how many and what proportion of consumer complaints the Independent Consumer Council for water declined to intervene in...

  • Justice

    • Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the Salvation Army’s efforts in running the Government’s scheme to protect victims of human trafficking.

    • Magistrates: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many magistrates there were in Nottinghamshire (a) on the most recent date for which figures are available and (b) in each year between 2008 and 2011.

      Parole Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2012, Official Report, column 681W, on sentencing, what other indicators the Parole Board considers in ascertaining...

      Prisoners: E-mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 6 May 2012, Official Report, column 179W, on prisoners: email, how many contacts were made in each prison in each of the last...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many individuals managed under the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements regime usually domiciled in or in the prison estate in (a)...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2012, Official Report, columns 620-1W, on social security benefits: appeals, what steps he is taking to ensure that the...

      Solicitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a list of the solicitors that have been struck off in the last two years.

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) when he expects to announce policy measures arising from his Department’s consultation Getting it right for victims and witnesses; how many...

      Young Offenders: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young adult offenders aged 18 to 20 years from the metropolitan borough of Bolton have been held in (a) young offender institutions, (b) local...

      Young Offenders: Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many children aged (a) under 16 and (b) between 16 and 18 have been convicted of a sexual offence against a child in (i) the smallest area for which...

      Young Offenders: Oldham

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

      Young Offenders: Oldham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young adult offenders aged 18 to 20 from the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham have been held in a (a) young offender institutions, (b) local...

  • Defence

    • British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officials from his Department are stationed in the British Indian Ocean Territory.

    • British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the future of the British Indian Ocean Territory.

      Energy

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

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what aspects of the P1EA upgrade for the Eurofighter have been integrated into the aircraft; how many aircraft have received such upgrades; if he will...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (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...

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his oral contribution of 18 June 2012, Official Report, column 614, on nuclear powered submarines, when a planning application will be...

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his oral contribution of 18 June 2012, Official Report, column 614, on nuclear powered submarines, how many submarine reactor cores will be...

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department owns the nuclear reactor core facility at the Rolls-Royce Power Engineering site in Raynesway, Derby; and what the asset value of...

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he intends to issue individual contracts for the construction of reactor cores for future submarines.

      Nuclear Submarines: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the risk that vacuum cleaners used on nuclear submarines may start a fire.

      Nuclear Submarines: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has commissioned a review of fire safety on submarines following the recent fire aboard the submarine USS Miami.

      Parliamentary Armed Forces Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 20 June 2012, on the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme, what (a) letters, (b) emails and (c) other correspondence the Minister...

      Procurement

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

  • International Development

    • Argentina

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what discussions he has had with the US government on its decision on 24 April 2012 to oppose a loan to Argentina from the...

    • Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what his policy is on support for open-pit coal mining in Bangladesh; (2) what representations his Department has received on...

      Bilateral Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of his Department's bilateral aid will be delivered through the private sector in each year between 2010 and 2015.

      Developing Countries: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to the EU Development Council meeting of 14 May 2012, what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on...

      Developing Countries: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what criteria he will use to judge the success of the Family Planning Summit in July.

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether the forthcoming Family Planning Summit will address the circumstances of women living in conflict situations in developing...

      Developing Countries: Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he plans to take to ensure that the outcomes of the 2012 G8 Summit lead to the implementation of an effective strategy to...

      Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when the UK last made a contribution to the Global Fund; and what the value of such a contribution was.

      Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what contribution the Government plans to make to the Global Fund.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what criteria his Department uses to determine the appropriateness of private, public and other delivery mechanisms for official...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of his Department's budget will be allocated to wealth creation in each year between 2012 and 2015.

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what consultation documents have been released by his Department since May 2010.

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many private sector call centre staff were used by his Department in each of the last three financial years; and at what cost to...

      UN Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he plans to continue funding for UN Women after 2015.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to raise allegations of torture and repression of opposition supporters with the authorities in Bahrain.

    • Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for what reason the UK has not signed the joint statement on the human rights situation in Bahrain submitted at the 20th Session...

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on the maintenance of the marine protected area around the British Indian Ocean Territory in...

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on legal advice in respect of the Chagos Islands in the last year.

      Central African Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the UK's relationship with the Central African Republic; and if he will make a statement.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the UK's relationship with the Democratic Republic of Congo; and if he will make a statement.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Egyptian Government on the Egypt-Israel peace treaty.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on International Atomic Energy Authority inspections.

      Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the ongoing process at the International Criminal Court on Kenyan politics.

      Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government is taking to promote free and fair parliamentary and presidential elections in Kenya in 2013.

      Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his assessment is of the security situation in Kenya.

      Latin America

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps the Government has taken to support parliamentary democracy in Latin America.

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to secure the release of the four International Criminal Court staff detained in Libya since...

      Malta

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many industrial tribunal claims or civil court claims were lodged in which the British High Commission in Malta stood as...

      Malta

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer of 23 April 2012, Official Report, column 762W, on Malta, what the reasons were for the...

      Malta

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer of 23 April 2012, Official Report, column 762W, on Malta, whether the local trade union in Malta...

      Malta

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many redundancies were made by the British high commission in Malta in the last five years; under what legislation such...

      Middle East: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the comments made by the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia on 12 March 2012 that churches within the...

      Paraguay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the Government has received on the change of government in Paraguay and the impeachment proceedings against...

      Paraguay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Paraguay; and if he will make a statement.

      Procurement

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

      Rockall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to exert British sovereignty over Rockall.

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the action taken by the Kenyan army to stabilise the government in Somalia.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the extent of targeting of women and vulnerable groups in the conflict in Syria; and if he will...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the extent of torture and abuse of children in Syria; and if he will make a statement.

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many private sector call centre staff were used by his Department and its agencies in each of the last three financial...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent progress has been made by the Special Investigation and Prosecution Team in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

      United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what financial contribution the UK made to the UN in (a) 2009, (b) 2010 and (c) 2011.

      Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) people undertaking unpaid work experience, (b) unpaid interns and (c) other people in unpaid positions were working...

  • Education

    • Atos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when each contract between his Department and Atos was most recently (a) agreed, (b) renewed and (c) extended.

    • Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service employees are on long-term sick leave due to stress; (2) what steps (a) he and...

      Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 17 May 2012, Official Report, column 312W, on computers, how many computers are available solely for his use; and whether any...

      Energy

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

      Energy

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

      Energy

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

      Official Visits: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2012, Official Report, columns 381-82W, on official visits: Israel, what discussions he or his Department had with...

      Pre-school Education: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children aged (a) three and (b) four years old are receiving 15 hours a week of free nursery education in (i) Birmingham Selly Oak...

      Pre-school Education: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many nursery places per head of population there were in the West Midlands in each of the last 10 years.

      Schools: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to bring forward amending regulations to require academies and free schools to adhere to the Education (Nutritional Standards and...

      Schools: Vending Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools had vending machines containing junk food in each of the last five years.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what modelling the Education Funding Agency has undertaken on the effect on (a) students aged 16 and over and (b) providers of education of changes in...

      Special Educational Needs: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to support the provision of special educational needs pupil places in small rural secondary schools.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Employment: Birmingham

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the net change in the number of private sector jobs was in (a) Birmingham, Ladywood constituency and (b) the Birmingham City Council area in the...

    • Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many 16 to 24 year-olds in (a) Coventry, (b) Coventry North East constituency, (c) the West Midlands and (d) England claimed jobseeker's allowance...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate he has made of the number of people aged (a) 18 to 24 and (b) over 50 in receipt of jobseeker's allowance and resident in East...

      Migration

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what information his Department holds on the number of (a) people and (b) British citizens who travelled from the UK to the US in the most recent...

      Operating Costs

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

      Part-time Employment: Bexley

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of people in Bexleyheath and Crayford are employed in part-time roles.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many unemployed (a) men and (b) women of Somali origin there were in (i) England and Wales and (ii) Milton Keynes in the latest period for which...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeship places are currently supported at each university and higher education college.

    • Apprentices: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the number of apprentices in (a) Peterborough constituency and (b) Peterborough city council...

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps his Department has taken to make it easier for small businesses to take on new employees.

      Conditions of Employment: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what representations his Department has received from the Scottish Government on the Beecroft report; (2) what discussions...

      Executives: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills within what time period companies will be required to publish details of the exit payments paid to directors following...

      Executives: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether company remuneration policies will be required to be published according to a standard format to enable comparisons with...

      Financial Services Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the contribution of the Financial Secretary of the Treasury of 23 April 2012, Official Report, columns 695-96,...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer from the Minister of State for Universities and Science on 23 April 2012, Official Report, column...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer from the Minister of State for Universities and Science on 23 April 2012, Official Report, column...

      Higher Education: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many young people aged 18 entered (a) full-time and (b) part-time higher education in each ward in Warrington in each year...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the proposed consultation on modernising insolvency rules will consider how to restore clarity to the current...

      Maternity Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the potential effect on occupational maternity pay of his Department's Modern Workplaces proposals.

      Maternity Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many women received occupational maternity pay for (a) up to 18 weeks, (b) between 18 and 26 weeks and (c) between 26 and 52...

      Maternity Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much occupational maternity pay was received by women in the last year for which figures are available.

      Mature Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the number of mature higher education students who do not complete their...

      Overseas Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what proportion of EU students are in arrears to the Student Loans Company; (2) what estimate his Department has made of...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will respond to the findings of the report by the British Chamber of Commerce entitled Exporting is Good for Britain but...

      Paternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many fathers and partners have taken additional paternity leave since its commencement in 2011; and what steps his Department...

      Pay

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

      Payments: Surcharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to publish his consultation on implementing Article 19 of the Consumer Rights Directive to tackle excessive...

      Regional Growth Fund: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications his Department has received for support from the Regional Growth Fund from businesses in (a) Witham...

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many small and medium-sized enterprises have taken part in the UK Trade and Investment’s Tradeshow Access Programme in...

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many small and medium-sized enterprises in (a) Leicester South and (b) the East Midlands have taken part in the UK Trade and...

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much resource has been allocated to the UK Trade and Industry Trade Show Access Programme for the remainder of the Spending...

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UK Trade and Industry officials are working on the Trade Show Access Programme.

      Vocational Training: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many training organisations operate in (a) the London borough of Bexley and (b) London.

      Working Mothers: Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what research his Department has commissioned into the potential effect of its Modern Workplaces proposals on breastfeeding rates...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Metals: Theft

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what the cost of metal theft from Church of England property was in (a) Rochester diocese and (b) Southwark diocese in...

    • World War One: Anniversaries

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what plans the Church Commissioners have to hold a national service of commemoration to coincide with the 100(th)...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what the cost was of the consultation entitled Building a Fairer Britain: Reform of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

    • Publications

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many (a) publications, (b) consultation documents and (c) circulars have been issued by her Department since May 2010; and what the title was of...

      Racial Discrimination: EU Action

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what assessment she has made of the effect of the proposed repeal of the good relations duty in section 3 of the Equality Act 2006 on the UK's...

      Women's National Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps she is taking following the abolition of the Women's National Commission to ensure that the UK complies with its obligations under the...

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the average waiting time in accident and emergency rooms in hospitals in the North East of England.

    • Agency Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many Government Procurement Service Framework Agreements for agency nurses are in place; and what proportion of expenditure on agency nursing staff...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the number of premature deaths due to poor air quality in each of the last 20 years, by region; and if he will...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding he has provided to each regional ambulance trust since 2010.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many category A, B and C emergency calls were made to each regional ambulance trust in England and Wales in each month since May 2010; and how many...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes he has made to ambulance trust response targets since May 2010.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to ensure that older breast cancer patients have their care co-ordinated by a multidisciplinary team; (2) what...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the NHS is using thalidomide derivatives for the treatment of cancer.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when his Department last undertook a review of the funding of care homes for the elderly; (2) how many care homes for the elderly have closed over...

      Cataracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cataract procedures there were (a) nationally, (b) in the west midlands and (c) in south Birmingham in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011 and (iii) 2012.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the expiration of the National Service Framework for Diabetes on the quality of...

      Drugs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will make an assessment of whether the lessons of the thalidomide tragedy have been learned in the process of licensing new drugs; (2) what...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimates his Department has made of the number of people re-admitted to drug treatment programmes in each of the last five years.

      Food: Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has received notification from the European Commission of its intentions to table a proposal not to continue its zero tolerance policy on the...

      Food: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to provide information for the public on the importance of washing fruit and vegetables.

      Health Services: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to increase the accessibility of health advice and treatment for men.

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many British nationals who used a European health insurance card to claim free or reduced cost healthcare in another EU member state received...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on improving the response to any future cross-border public health emergency.

      Health Services: Social Enterprises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library an up-to-date list of funding awarded by the Social Enterprise Investment Fund.

      Health: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many men in each age group took up the NHS Health Check programme in (a) England and (b) Leeds Primary Care Trust area in each of the last five years.

      Hospitals: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the satisfaction levels with NHS hospital food were in each of the last five years.

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much revenue NHS hospitals in (a) Greater Manchester and (b) England received from charging disabled drivers to park in the latest period for which...

      Hospitals: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish his Department’s recent report on PFI hospitals.

      Learning Disability: Tees Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the standards of care provided to people with learning disabilities by Mental Health and Learning Disability NHS trusts in...

      Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the category of desinewed meat was created in the UK; who approved its creation; and what discussions were held on the classification of this...

      Milk: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on providing free milk for children aged under five years in each constituency in each of the last five years; and how many...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost was of NHS litigation in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the NHS has been of the exhibition of photographs, currently on display in Rotherham, which has been touring NHS organisations since June...

      Nurses: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the National Audit Office report, Improving the use of temporary nursing staff in NHS acute and foundation trusts, how many strategic...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much the NHS has spent on purchasing ambulance stretchers for obese patients in each of the last five years; (2) how much the NHS has spent on...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on proposals to introduce presumed consent into the organ donation system in Wales.

      Parasitic Diseases: Pigs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of trichinosis were reported from pork products in each of the last five years.

      Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to assist the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Trust to resolve problems in relation to its structural deficit...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to investigate the addition of handling fees to the delivery of gluten-free prescriptions.

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consultation documents have been issued by his Department since May 2010.

      Salmonella

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many cases of salmonella were traced to UK chicken eggs in each of the last five years; (2) how many cases of salmonella were traced to UK duck...

      Sickle Cell Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans he has to monitor the implementation of the 2009 transcranial doppler scanning guidance when NHS commissioning boards become fully...

      St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the NHS North report, Review of St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals in Support of Foundation Trust Status.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his Department plans to publish the new suicide prevention strategy for England.

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the history of thalidomide and the pilot Health Grant scheme, what advance planning his Department is making for severely disabled...

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish any historical correspondence between the Chief Medical Officer and Government Health Ministers on the issue of thalidomide.

      Tobacco: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration he has given to introducing bilingual government health warning notices on tobacco products sold in Wales.

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of Wellington's)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to disband the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of Wellington's); and, if so, why. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they...

    • Banks: Lending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where responsibility will rest for determining credit risk and pricing under the "funding for lending" proposal. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether profits...

      Benefits: Motability Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are currently paid the higher rate of the mobility component of disability living allowance; of this number, how many are eligible to obtain a car...

      Care Services: Social Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 23 May (WA 59-60), how they plan to improve the quality of the degree qualifications in social work.

      Child Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 23 May (WA 59-60), whether they plan to accelerate the reforms necessary to free social work...

      Civil Service: Redundancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 14 June (WA 265), how many staff working for the Department for Work and Pensions were made redundant...

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff throughout the world are employed to provide advice on matters related to climate change.

      Crime: Gun Grime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will bring forward legislation to create an offence of possession of a firearm with intent to supply.

      Disabled People: Access to Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for involving deafblind people and their representative organisations in co-production activities as they develop the Access to Work programme.

      Education: Biometric Recognition Systems

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 11 June (WA 157), (1) why they do not centrally record the use of automated biometric recognition...

      Electrocution and Electric Shock

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 17 May (WA 12-5), what discussions the Department of Health has held with the Department for Communities and Local...

      EU: Bulgaria and Romania

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what circumstances the transitional restrictions currently applied to Bulgarian and Romanian nationals can be extended beyond 2013; and whether they will...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the threat posed to the health of children and pregnant mothers in Gaza by the contamination of the water supply with nitrate,...

      Government Departments: Apprentices

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

      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 of Health on 1 June, excluding agencies and...

      Government Departments: Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of staff employed within the private offices of ministers and the permanent secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions on 1 June;...

      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 Work and Pensions on 1 June, excluding agencies...

      Government Departments: Overseas Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many overseas missions and visits Department for International Development staff have made in each of the last ten years; and to which countries.

      Health: Accredited Voluntary Registers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of healthcare professionals that will be registered with assured voluntary registers accredited by the Council for...

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in view of the rate of increase in the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, whether they will consult over a period of six months on the views of researchers and the...

      Health: Medical Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans are currently in place to reduce significantly the time taken for medical research teams to access NHS patient data; and what is the timetable for...

      Health: Professional Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) registered clinicians, and (2) registered nurses, have been removed from their professional registers for failing to meet professional standards in...

      House of Lords: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Chairman of Committees whether he will take to the Administration and Works Committee a proposal for placing a charging point for electric powered vehicles in the Peers' car park.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK Border Agency is monitored to ensure compliance with all statutory rules when interviewing potential illegal immigrants, particularly with regard to...

      Local Authorities: Public Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that in local authorities without a chief executive there is direct accountability of the Director of Public Health to the council leadership....

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have evaluated the regulated pathfinders in Leicestershire and Greater Birmingham on the delivery of local regulations; and what their conclusions are.

      Migrant Workers: Romanians and Bulgarians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether self-employed Romanian and Bulgarian nationals who are unemployed and who have consequently lost the right to reside in the United Kingdom, as they are no...

      NHS Commissioning Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many local arms of the NHS Commissioning Board will be established.

      NHS: Clinical Research Trials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in each of the past five years, how many clinical research trials commenced in the United Kingdom which involved NHS patients.

      NHS: Walk-in Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many NHS walk-in centres were closed in the last year for which information is available. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average waiting time in...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the suggestion by Ankie Spitzer, the widow of the athlete Andrei Spitzer who was murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, that a minute's...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take action to prevent the practice of public sector pension schemes which contribute to the net public service pension liability admitting...

      Police: Risk Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will issue guidance to police forces (including the Metropolitan Police) and licensing authorities, regarding the removal of ethnicity...

      Public Libraries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many public libraries have been closed since the formation of the coalition Government, including those now run on a volunteer basis; and how many have been...

      Religious Groups: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that minority faiths in the United Kingdom are protected against discrimination, especially by radical groups.

      Schools: Free Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the minimum requirements with regard to the ratio between the numbers of pupils at a free school and the space available per pupil.

      Sport: Euro 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to ensure that racism occurring during the Euro 2012 competition in Poland and Ukraine is being investigated and stopped.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the appeal by the European Union-Turkey Civic Commission against the detention of Members of Parliament, mayors, and members of the Peace and...

      UK Honours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were awarded the MBE in the most recent New Year Honours list; how many were awarded (1) the MBE, and (2) the BEM, in the most recent Queen's...

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