Written answers

Monday, 9 July 2012

  • Wales

    • Cardiff Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions she has had with Ministers in the Welsh Assembly Government on plans for the future of Cardiff airport; and if she will make a statement.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent progress has been made on the delivery of superfast broadband to north Kent.

    • Mobile Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) if he will make it his policy to finance the installation costs for filters to allow reception of digital terrestrial...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport with reference to the speech by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury of 23 April 2012 at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, (1)...

      UK Fashion and Textile Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he last met representatives of the UK Fashion and Textile Association.

  • Defence

    • Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which parts of the Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier project have yet to be fully costed.

    • Parliamentary Armed Forces Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answers of 20 June 2012, Official Report, column 877W and 2 July 2012, on Parliamentary Armed Forces Scheme, what (a) letters, (b)...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what adjustments were made by the Treasury to (a) his Department's financial envelope and (b) the allocation to major budget headings in his Department's...

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has sought a commercial partner to advise on the submarine enterprise performance programme.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) direct and (b) indirect civilian jobs in (i) Scotland and (ii) the rest of the UK rely upon the Trident programme.

  • Treasury

    • Business: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on mandatory greenhouse gas reporting for companies.

    • Child Care Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the average family claim for child care tax credits was in the latest period for which figures are available; (2) how many child care places are...

      Finance Act 2008

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue (a) is due and (b) has been collected under the provisions of section 58 of the Finance Act 2008.

      Gift Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps the Government is taking to make it easier for small charities to collect gift aid from text donations; (2) what steps the Government is...

      Gift Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps the Government is taking to help small charities to quickly and easily claim gift aid which they are due other than through the provisions...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by how much the income tax payments have changed for someone earning £26,000 from 2010-11 to 2012-13; and how much income tax someone earning...

      Libor

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether the British Bankers Association's review of LIBOR was discussed by his Department's officials at their meeting of 5 March 2012; (2) who...

      National Infrastructure Plan

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) in which financial years he plans that support from UK pension funds will be allocated to the National Infrastructure Plan; (2) what the value is of...

      Parliamentary Private Secretaries: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on which occasions his parliamentary private secretary has travelled overseas with him or on his behalf since May 2010.

      Social Impact Bonds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department plans to have discussions with the Department for Communities and Local Government on the possibility of public funding of social...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was raised for the public purse by all measures taken to reduce tax avoidance measures from May 2010 to June 2012.

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what amendments HM Revenue and Customs have made of the level of (a) tax avoidance, (b) tax evasion and (c) uncollected tax liabilities in each of the last...

      Taxation: Multinational Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether proposed changes to controlled foreign companies rules in the Finance Bill will mean developing countries may lose more revenue to tax havens;...

      Taxation: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 5 December 2011, Official Report, column 72W, on taxation: Olympic games 2012, if he will give details of the certain tax...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) two, (b) three, (c) four, (d) five and (e) six year olds are members of families in receipt of tax credits.

  • Prime Minister

    • Russia

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) pursuant to the answer from the Secretary of State for Justice of 11 June 2012, Official Report, columns 360-1W, on Russia, (1) whether he authorised the travel of...

  • Attorney-General

    • Human Trafficking

      To ask the Attorney-General what steps he has taken with regard to the Crown Prosecution Service report on the review of human trafficking legislation.

    • Lost Working Days

      To ask the Attorney-General what the average number of working days lost per person was in (a) the Law Officers Departments and (b) each agency of the Law Officers Departments in each of the last...

      Offences Against Children

      To ask the Attorney-General how many cases involving the alleged sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16 have been dismissed by the Crown courts in England as a result of no evidence being...

      Police: Surveillance

      To ask the Attorney-General what recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on the number of cases where there may have been a miscarriage of justice due to the...

      Prosecutions: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Attorney-General how many successful prosecutions have been secured by the Crown Prosecution Service in Northamptonshire in each of the last three years; and what proportion such...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Belarus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Belarussian authorities on the arrest of journalist Andrzey Poczobut.

    • Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise with the Colombian Government threats that have been made against the life of Carlos Lozano from Colombians for...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in the Sinai Peninsula.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of arms smuggling in the Sinai Peninsula.

      European Union: Legislative Competence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his timetable is for his Department's work to review the EU's existing competences.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Israeli Government on its water supply policies in the Jordan valley.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the recent increase of rocket fire into Israel from Gaza.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support he is providing for the renewal of direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the Palestinian Authority's adherence to their Road Map commitment to end incitement against Israel.

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made to Russia on the jailing of members of the punk band Pussy Riot.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he is making any preparations for any part of the armed forces to be deployed to Syria.

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which countries he is planning to visit in the next 12 months.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Farms: Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the profitability for farmers of catch crops.

    • Farms: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what advice her Department has provided to farmers on the (a) effective and (b) reduced use of water.

      Fisheries: Dee Estuary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what representations her Department has received from (a) Natural England, (b) the Sea Fisheries Liaison Group and (c)...

      Floods: Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the potential for legal challenges by farmers against the Environment Agency for the effect...

      Floods: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department plans to compensate or provide relief to those affected by recent flooding in the West Midlands.

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has any further plans to review the recent evidence on the drivers of food prices after the publication of the...

      Government Procurement Card

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

      Livestock: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much livestock was exported for slaughter outside of the UK in each of the last five years.

      Rain Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's policy is on the continuing destruction of the rainforests.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) owner-occupied, (b) housing association, (c) privately rented and (d) local authority houses have been built in...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Homosexuality: Marriage

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if she will take steps to ensure that the views of all sections of society, including those who have not responded to her consultation on same-sex...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the provisions of customer compensation for (a) bank fines and (b)...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he plans to announce the recommendations of his Electricity Demand Reduction Project before the summer recess.

    • Electricity: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the total cost to the public purse was of the Hydro-Benefit Replacement Scheme in (a) 2008, (b) 2009, (c) 2010, (d) 2011 and (e)...

      Electricity: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the total cost to the public purse was of the Common Tariff Obligation in (a) 2008, (b) 2009, (c) 2010, (d) 2011 and (e) 2012 to date.

      Electricity: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of consumers in Scotland who have participated in the (a) Common Tariff Obligation and (b)...

      Electricity: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the total average saving per year for consumers in Scotland through the Common Tariff Obligation in (a)...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much money energy companies have spent on assisting low income households and low income areas in each of the last five years.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to provide assistance to care homes in meeting energy costs.

      Environment Protection: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people were employed in the (a) environmental and (b) renewable energy sector in May (i) 2010 and (ii) 2012.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the oral answer of 20 March 2012, Official Report, column 602W, to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Wavertree, what the cost...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if his Department will assess the energy saving performance of window film and consider it for inclusion in the Green Deal.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations he has received on enabling the fitting of window film to be included within the Green Deal.

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when his Department last met (a) Citigroup, (b) KPMG and (c) PricewaterhouseCoopers to discuss the strike price for nuclear power.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much renewable electricity has been sold to the grid (a) in total and (b) by each local authority in England and Wales since August...

      Renewable Energy: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps the Government is taking to stimulate the manufacturing of renewable energy technology in the West Midlands.

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people he estimates will receive the Warm Homes Discount in 2012-13.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) whether the UK plans to allocate new funds to address violence against women and girls at the upcoming Tokyo conference on...

    • Developing Countries: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he has made to the EU Foreign Affairs Council on the effect of biofuels on sustainable development in developing...

      Parliamentary Private Secretaries: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on which occasions his parliamentary private secretary has travelled overseas with him or on his behalf since May 2010.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to the speech by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury of 23 April 2012 at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, (1) what...

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether plans to build teacher training centres in South Sudan will still go ahead in the original timeframe.

  • Education

    • Academies: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many complaints (a) his Department and (b) the Education Funding Agency have received against free schools and academies with regard to provision...

    • Academies: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many complaints against academies and free schools are being examined by (a) his Department and (b) the Education Funding Agency.

      Academies: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many complaints against academies and free schools have been processed by (a) his Department and (b) the Education Funding Agency and its predecessor.

      Academies: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether (a) the Education Funding Agency or its predecessor and (b) other organisations and individuals have sought clarification from his Department...

      Academies: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance he has issued to the Education Funding Agency or its predecessor on its role in handling complaints against free schools and academies.

      Education Funding Agency: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many complaints he has received on the complaints procedures of the Education Funding Agency and its predecessor.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effect of the withdrawal of the education maintenance allowance on the number of 16 to 19-year-olds entering further...

      Further Education: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many 16 to 18-year-olds in (a) Warrington and (b) Warrington North constituency who were entitled to a free school meal in year 11 are studying in...

      Further Education: Bassetlaw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many 16 to 18-year-olds who were entitled to free school meals in year 11 are studying in a general further education or sixth form college in...

      Further Education: Wentworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many 16 to 18-year-olds who were entitled to a free meal in year 11 are now studying in a general further education or sixth form college in...

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils who (a) were and (b) were not receiving free school meals in their last year of compulsory secondary school (i)...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of Key Stage 4 students took (a) only GCSEs, (b) GCSEs and other qualifications and (c) no qualifications in each of the...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the potential effect on further education rates of his proposed changes to the GCSE system in (a) Bethnal Green and Bow...

      HM Chief Inspector of Schools: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what expectation he has of the time taken by the chief inspector of schools to reply to correspondence from hon. Members; and if he will make a statement.

      Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average number of working days lost per person was in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies in each of the last three years.

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reason primary school reporting of pupils' levels identifies sub-levels at Level 2 but not Level 1 or Level 3; and if he will make a statement.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress he has made on producing a nationwide league table of secondary school fixed period and permanent exclusions; and what progress he has...

      Pupil Exclusions: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many exclusions there have been in (a) Greater London and (b) the London borough of Hackney in each of the last 10 years.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils have attracted payment of the pupil premium in (a) Bromsgrove constituency and (b) Worcestershire since its inception.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which schools in Bromsgrove constituency have received funding from the pupil premium.

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the potential effects on staff in each educational setting of the Department of...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many and what proportion of schools had (a) lower, (b) equal and (c) higher total revenue in the 2011-12 academic year than in the 2010-11...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of teachers in (a) academies and (b) maintained schools received an allowance in addition to their basic salary in each of...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Business: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford, (b) the London borough of Bexley and (c) Greater London are owned solely by...

    • Co-operatives: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many employee-owned companies are registered in (a) the London borough of Bexley and (b) Greater London.

      Credit Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with lenders on the level of interest charged on credit cards.

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) which institutions (a) he and (b) his officials met in each quarter of the last 12 months to discuss a strategy on the...

      Higher Education: Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students will participate in the National Scholarship Programme in 2012-13.

      Higher Education: Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much will be spent on (a) bursaries, (b) fee waivers, (c) discounted student accommodation, (d) free foundation years and (e)...

      Higher Education: Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much will be distributed to students at each higher education institution under the National Scholarship Programme in 2012-13.

      Higher Education: Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the average amount paid to students from the National Scholarship Programme in 2012-13.

      Higher Education: Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students at each higher education institution will participate in the National Scholarship Programme in 2012-13.

      Regional Development Agencies: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) retention payments and (b) bonuses were given to staff at each regional development agency in each of the last three...

      Regional Development Agencies: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on what date remuneration payments to each board member of each regional development agency (RDA) will cease; and how much will...

      Teachers: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects on the recruitment and retention of English teachers resulting from the time taken to...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the Atos Healthcare average clearance (a) target and (b) performance against that target in (i) 2008, (ii) 2009,...

    • Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brighton Pavilion of 2 July 2012, Official Report, column 426W, on Atos, what financial remedies...

      Disposable Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the level of disposable household income of (a) pensioners and (b) families with children in (i) Coventry, (ii)...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 21 March 2012, Official Report, column 706W, on Atos Healthcare, on how many occasions a Jobcentre Plus...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 19 March 2012, Official Report, column 492W, on employment and support allowance (ESA), how many people ceased...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 16 January 2012, Official Report, column 599W, on the Work programme, if he will place in the Library the most...

      Employment Schemes: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the amount of money companies (a) nationally and (b) in Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill constituency have saved...

      Employment Schemes: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many constituents from Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill have participated in the Work programme since its inception.

      Housing Benefit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged under 26 years were in receipt of housing benefit in Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill constituency in each year from...

      Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the total annual expenditure on housing benefit for people under the age of 25 in each of the next four financial years.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people who graduated in (a) 2009, (b) 2010 and (c) 2011 who are currently claiming jobseeker’s...

      Parliamentary Private Secretaries: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list any occasions since May 2010 on which his parliamentary private secretary has travelled overseas with him or on his behalf.

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of pensioners living in poverty in (a) Coventry, (b) Coventry North East constituency, (c) the West Midlands and...

      Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to promote the importance of adequate pensions saving to women; and if he will make a statement.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the speech by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury of 23 April 2012 at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, what progress his...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the speech by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury of 23 April 2012 at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, what discussions he...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the speech by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury of 23 April 2012 at the Institute for Fiscal Studies; when he will make...

      Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of his Department's total spending in Scotland in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Social Security Benefits: Gwent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Islwyn constituency will be eligible for fewer benefits after the introduction of the benefit cap in April 2013.

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the total number of people in receipt of each benefit in Scotland.

      Staff: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people employed by his Department in Scotland.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take to ensure that one-off bonus and overtime payments are not assumed in the calculation of universal credit to be...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 13 June 2012, Official Report, columns 473-44W, on universal credit, how much of his 2013-14 budget he plans to spend...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 13 June 2012, Official Report, columns 473-74W, on universal credit, how much of his 2014-15 budget he plans to spend...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 13 June 2012, Official Report, columns 473-74W, on universal credit, how much of his 2012-13 budget he plans to spend...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2012, Official Report, column 227W, on work capability assessment independent review, if he will publish...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2012, Official Report, column 226W, on work capability assessment, to which (a) benefit delivery centres and...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2012, Official Report, column 227W, on work capability assessment, when a successor to Professor Malcolm...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 20 February 2012, Official Report, columns 654-55W, on employment and support allowance: work capability...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 20 February 2012, Official Report, column 666W, on work capability assessment, how many people waited longer...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 1 March 2012, Official Report, column 426W, on work capability assessment, how many people have been waiting...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have lodged an appeal to a work capability assessment decision but have yet to receive a hearing.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 20 February 2012, Official Report, column 667W, on work capability assessment: Parkinson's disease, how many...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2012, Official Report, column 226W, on work capability assessment, what the outcome has been of the monthly...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 20 February 2012, Official Report, column 655W, on employment and support allowance: work capability...

      Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 12 October 2011, Official Report, column 439W, on work capability assessment: appeals, what the cost to his...

  • Justice

    • Child Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward legislative proposals to change the sentencing options for criminal neglect of children to ensure that what happens to...

    • HM Courts and Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many complaints were received by HM Courts and Tribunals Service concerning waiting times for appeals tribunals in the latest period for which...

      Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 31 January 2012, Official Report, column 624W, on work capability assessments, appeals, how many staff were employed by...

      Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 13 December 2011, Official Report, column 724W, on Tribunals Service: work capability assessment, which tribunal centres...

  • Transport

    • Air Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what powers she has to make air traffic distribution rules at UK airports.

    • Aviation: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the proposed new EU regulation on the allocation of slots at EU airports would require airlines to include in their published accounts the...

      BMI Airline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what discussions she has had with the (a) Civil Aviation Authority and (b) Office of Fair Trading on the sale of British Midland International;...

      Cable Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions she has had with the Mayor of London on plans for further cable cars to be built over the Thames.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of proposed closures of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency offices on rural areas.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she plans to announce the timetable for Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency office closures.

      Driving Under Influence: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she plans to hold a public consultation on the findings of the Expert Panel on Drug Driving; and if she will make a statement.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps the Government (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to ensure compliance with European Commission Directives 2009/113/EC and 2006/126/EC...

      Fuels: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what steps she is taking to mitigate the effect of filling station closures on the availability of fuel for people in rural areas; (2) if she...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment she has made of geographical inequalities in the cost of car insurance; and what steps she is taking to address such inequalities.

      Parliamentary Private Secretaries: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will list any occasions since May 2010 on which her Parliamentary Private Secretary has travelled overseas with her or on her behalf.

      Pedestrian Crossings: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether it is her policy that there has to be a fatality before road crossing measures are implemented outside schools.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the speech by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury of 23 April 2012 at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, (1) what progress her...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) statutory and (b) non-statutory requirements exist for public consultation in respect of (i) ticket offices, (ii) timetable changes, (iii)...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many cyclists were (a) killed and (b) injured on the roads in each police force area in each of the last 10 years; (2) how many pedestrians...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many pedestrians were (a) killed and (b) injured in collisions with cyclists in each police force area in each of the last 10 years; (2) how...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many cyclists were (a) killed and (b) injured contravening red lights in each police force area in each of the last 10 years; (2) how many...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the reasons for the increase in the number of people killed (a) by cars and (b) in road accidents between 2010 and 2011.

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the number of (a) onboard, (b) port-based and (c) other onshore jobs which have been created in the domestic maritime...

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) UK and (b) non-UK seafarers were employed on vessels in the tonnage tax scheme in each year since 2002-03; and what estimate she has made...

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many journeys by vessels in the tonnage tax were (a) between UK ports, (b) one port voyages, (c) to the UK from an international port and (d)...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she plans to answer question 111043 tabled by the hon. Member for South Northamptonshire on 8 June 2012 for answer on 13 June 2012.

  • Home Department

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has taken to empower local communities to tackle alcohol-related antisocial behaviour.

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to promote collaboration between voluntary organisations and the police to tackle antisocial behaviour.

      Cleveland Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost of the current investigation into Cleveland police.

      Deportations (Human Rights Legislation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to ensure that foreign criminals are not able to use human rights legislation to avoid removal.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many antisocial behaviour orders on application have been issued in (a) England and Wales, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) Ashfield...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to tackle alcohol-related antisocial behaviour.

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the statement of 11 June 2012, Official Report, column 48, on family migration, whether applicants who successfully meet the...

      Databases: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2012, Official Report, column 865W, on databases: telecommunications, what the names are of all the...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people who had their visas revoked and were scheduled for deportation in each of the last five years have not been deported.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department uses a risk-based assessment in respect of detention at immigration removal centres; and if she will publish any...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if her Department will set a maximum period for detention at immigration removal centres.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent representations she has received on the legal high Benzo Fury (6-APB); (2) what advice she has received from the Advisory...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent research her Department has conducted on the potential benefits of drug consumption rooms.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many transit visas were issued in each of the last three years.

      Europol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions the UK has (a) informed and (b) been informed by the Europol Security Coordinator of a data breach under Article 3(2)...

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what studies her Department has undertaken of the differing legal systems of states to which the UK can extradite people through the European...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to tackle illegal immigration.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received on her immigration policy; and if she will make a statement.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when her Department plans to respond to the 2010 application by a constituent of the right hon. Member for Oldham West and Royton, Amina...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons the Immigration Rules prevent a non EEA spouse of a British citizen from settling in the UK with their British children...

      Licensed Premises: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2012, Official Report, column 34W, on licensed premises security, whether the guidance will be published...

      Misuse of Drugs Ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) which Ministers sit on the Inter-Ministerial Group on Drugs; and how many times each Minister has attended the Group since May 2010;...

      Offences Against Children: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans her Department has to expand the capability and capacity of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre to investigate...

      Passports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of people registered at an address in Scotland have a UK passport.

      Police: Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will make an assessment of the effect on police morale of (a) changes in police budgets, (b) annual pay freezes for police and...

      Schengen Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has (a) made and (b) published (1) on the potential benefits to the UK of involvement in aspects of the...

      Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2012, Official Report, columns 260-61W, on sexual offences: victim support schemes, for what reasons the...

      Metal Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of metal thefts in (a) England, (b) Lancashire and (c) Blackpool North and Cleveleys constituency in...

      Work Permits: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for work permits by Romanian and Bulgarian students were completed within three months in each of the last five years.

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent discussions he has had on the reasons for geographical variations in the stage of pregnancy at which women are seeking abortions with...

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when the Care Quality Commission's investigation into abortion clinics is due to be completed; (2) whether the outcome of the Care Quality...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that all women requesting abortions are seen by two doctors; (2) what steps he plans to take to ensure that all...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to conduct research into high levels of alcohol consumption at home amongst (a) men and (b) women.

      Atos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2012, Official Report, column 786W, on Atos, what the total value per year was of each contract between his Department...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership study is progressing as quickly as possible.

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients diagnosed with (a) Parkinson's disease and (b) dementia are eligible for long-term care funding; and how many such patients claim...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to consult on the companion document on diabetes that will be published alongside the long-term conditions outcomes strategy.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the cardiovascular disease outcomes strategy will include outcomes for people with diabetes; and if he will make a statement.

      Dialysis Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to ensure that ancillary services for renal dialysis patients will be commissioned as part of specialist renal services in order to...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has conducted on the potential benefits of drug consumption rooms.

      Drugs: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the NHS holds a specific list of drugs know to pass through the placenta; and what assessment his Department has made of the potential advantages...

      Drugs: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of prisoners entered each prison with an addiction to drugs in 2011-12.

      Drugs: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department takes when notified of pharmaceutical companies contravening the rules contained in legislation on medical safety; (2)...

      Drugs: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of young offenders were addicted to drugs on arrival at each young offender institute in England and Wales in 2011-12.

      Health and Wellbeing Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what powers he has to intervene in the event that a health and wellbeing board consistently underperforms.

      Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS trusts in Greater London employed consultants in each of the last five years; and how much was spent by each trust.

      Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS trusts sold land in Greater London in each of the last five years; and what the value was of each sale.

      Kidneys: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will create a national specialised service for the treatment of atypical haemolytic-uraemic syndrome.

      Mental Illness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2012, Official Report, column 802W, on mental illness: children, how many and what proportion of children aged five to...

      NHS: Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the consideration which should be given to (a) public views of any proposed reconfiguration in the NHS and (b) any differences of...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2012, Official Report, columns 807-8W, on nutrition, what proportion of the population consume more than the average...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 26 April 2012, Official Report, column 543W, on food: safety, what assessment he has made of the effects of eating five or more...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) for what reason patients who collect prescriptions from a pharmacy can use the New Medicines Service but patients who collect prescriptions from the...

      Public Health England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what accountability processes he has put in place to ensure that (a) Public Health England delivers the outcomes required of it and (b) the performance of...

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many settings claiming for the cost of milk through the nursery milk scheme claimed more than (a) 60 pence per pint, (b) 70 pence per pint, (c) 80...

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children under the age of five who receive milk through the nursery milk scheme have this milk supplied by intermediaries.

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his consultation on the next steps for nursery milk, whether the estimate of 40 per cent uptake of the scheme is based on the whole...

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children have received milk through the nursery milk scheme in each of the last five years.

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of children under the age of five have received free milk through the nursery milk scheme in each of the last five years.

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of surgical clinics cancelled in each year from 2002.

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much the NHS spent on thalidomide derivative products in the treatment of cancer between 2009 and 2011; (2) which companies supply thalidomide...

      Thalidomide Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent progress he has made on his talks with the National Advisory Council to the Thalidomide Trust; and if he will make a statement.

      Transplant Surgery: Bone Marrow Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients received a bone marrow transplant of donated stem cells from adult donors and supplied by NHS Blood and Transplant in each of the last...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent representations he has received on the sale of the edited electoral register; and if he will make a statement.

    • Parliamentary Private Secretaries: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister on which occasions his parliamentary private secretary has travelled overseas with him or on his behalf since May 2010.

      Voting Rights: Prisoners

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister to which categories of prisoner he wishes to give the right to vote.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Advisory Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the answer of 15 May 2012, Official Report, column 92W, on advisory services, if he will publish correspondence between his Department and...

    • Cancer: Witham

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the number of cancer patients was in (a) Witham Town and (b) Witham constituency in each of the last five years.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) if he will list the empty or largely empty buildings owned by his Department; and if he will make a statement; (2) how many buildings owned by...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Lancashire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) 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...

      Lost Working Days

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average number of working days lost per person was in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies in each of the last three years.

      Ministers: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will review the level of salaries paid to Ministers.

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many vacancies there are on the boards of non-departmental public bodies; (2) what changes his Department has made to the process for the...

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many recommendations of people for appointment to non-departmental public bodies by the Appointments Commission have been rejected by Ministers...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps his Department is taking to encourage a transition to e-procurement in the public sector.

  • House of Lords

    • Ascension Island

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether rights of abode have been introduced for Ascension Island; and if not why not.

    • Ascension Island

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what areas of disagreement regarding the use of facilities on Ascension Island by the United States are under discussion by the United Kingdom and the United States.

      Ascension Island

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the issues that have been considered in their discussions regarding Ascension Island with the Governor of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha in the...

      Autism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the recent report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Autism, they will consider the case for every school to have on its staff a teacher...

      Bangladesh

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will propose to European Union Heads of Mission in Dhaka that they should hold regular meetings with the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Commission,...

      Bangladesh

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Bangladesh about the refoulement of Rohingya asylum-seekers by Bangladesh; and whether they will...

      Banks: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in securing the return of money from Iceland following the collapse of Icelandic banks.

      Banks: Lending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the "funding for lending" programme requires European Union state aid approval; and, if not, why not.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will co-ordinate an international response to aid Rohingya refugees seeking asylum in Bangladesh.

      China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of China with a view to ensuring that the Chinese currency is traded at global market prices and not held at...

      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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office and its agencies...

      Civil Service: Secondments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff, by department, are on secondment from the civil service, and to which organisations; and how many external staff are currently seconded into the...

      Crime: Gun Grime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what strategies they have to (1) curtail the availability of guns in the community, and (2) encourage more people with knowledge of illegal gun use or possession...

      Dogs: Guide Dogs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 11 June (WA 158), in the light of the feeding of guide dogs with a specialised feed which is different to the...

      Dyslexia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to make progress in speedily identifying and addressing the incidence of dyslexia in young offender institutions.

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are being taken to ensure that British holiday-makers are safe in Egypt, and especially in Cairo, following reports of potential further protests...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 19 June 2008 (WA 178-86) and by Earl Howe on 22 November 2010 (WA 263), how many incidents of ovarian...

      Energy: Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take in response to the recent report of the World Health Organisation about the danger to public health caused by emissions from diesel...

      EU: Banking and Fiscal Union

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any proposals for an EU-wide banking and fiscal union would be subject to (1) a unanimous decision in the EU Council and (2) a UK referendum.

      EU: Citizenship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 21 June (WA 313-14), whether the European Union can claim to have citizens in its own right.

      Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much financing UK Export Finance provides for exports to low-income countries; and what percentage of its funds this represents, in each of the past 10 years.

      Finance: Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, through fiscal policies, to encourage the commercial holders of large cash reserves in the United Kingdom to invest them in projects...

      Fraud: Excise Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the effectiveness of the excise movement and control system in reducing excise fraud. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their...

      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 Education 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 of Energy and Climate Change on 1...

      Government Departments: Codes of Conduct

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 11 June (WA 152 and WA 169), what mechanisms exist to ensure that (1) civil servants, and (2)...

      Government Departments: Interns

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many interns on the Civil Service Fast Stream Summer Diversity Programme in 2011-12 (1) came from ethnic minority communities, (2) were educated in state...

      Government Departments: Legal Payments

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

      Health: Local Housing Allowance and Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on United Kingdom population distribution of changes in the rates of Local Housing Allowance and Universal Credit on...

      Heritage Lottery Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what Heritage Lottery funding has been allocated for projects in England over each of the past 10 years; and what percentage of those funds have been used in (1)...

      House of Lords: Legislation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will provide all members of the House of Lords with the same guidance that is provided to ministers about the interpretation of legislation by the...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their most recent assessment of the impact of the measures taken by the French authorities to inhibit the movement of potential illegal immigrants from the...

      Immigration: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 28 May (WA 112), where each of the 99 children detained in 2011 were kept in detention; and how many children are...

      Internet: Personal Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take action to prevent Google or any other organisation from over-flying private property to gather details by electronic means of the...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Iran is in compliance with the provisions of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the Government of Israel about members of the Jahalin tribe of Palestinian Bedouin who wish to return to their original...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Government of Israel about the Palestinians living in the strip between the Green Line and the West Bank barrier and the...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about harassment of the residents of the Al Baqa'a Bedouin community and of the Burin cluster of...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about the eviction of Palestinian Bedouin refugees from their homes in Khalayleh, north of...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the report Children in military custody on the imprisonment conditions of Palestinian children in Israel; and what new action they will...

      Justice: Intermediaries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the provisions on the use of intermediaries for defendants, contained in the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, will be implemented.

      Lord's Resistance Army

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many documented acts of violence committed by the Lord's Resistance Army have occurred over the last 12 months; what estimates have been made of the numbers of...

      Lord's Resistance Army

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have put in place to support the UN Regional Strategy on the Lord's Resistance Army, as endorsed by the Security Council on 29 June; what...

      Malaysia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will provide an update on their negotiations with the Malaysian authorities on the status and future of Malaysian British Overseas Citizens living in...

      Ministry of Defence: Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role the Ministry of Defence Police have in (1) protecting ships that have sunk, or have been sunk, and (2) in investigating actual and suspected cases of...

      NHS: Mergers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance has been given to NHS bodies by (1) the Department of Health, or (2) Monitor, about what NHS healthcare activities or organisations constitute an...

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likely impact of European Union proposals for a new public procurement directive on the National Health Service and social...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of United Kingdom official development assistance has gone to states they consider to be "fragile" every year for the last five years, and to which...

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many independent, non-party-political candidates have registered for election to the posts of police and crime commissioners in the November elections.

      Private Sector: Accountants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government over the past 30 years, what has been the percentage change in the number of accountants employed in the private sector; and what has been the percentage change in...

      Security: Private Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they spent on hiring private military and security companies in 2009, 2010 and 2011. To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the range of activities...

      Security: Private Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what budgetary allocation they have made for the hiring of private military and security companies in 2012 and 2013.

      Sterling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by the Prime Minister on 25 June (Official Report, Commons, col. 40), when sterling ceased to be a reserve currency.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will clarify the increased security warning on Sudan issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office which refers to a "kidnap threat".

      Tobacco

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have clinical evidence that tobacco is as adverse to health as cocaine and cannabis.

      Turks and Caicos

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the planned timescale for the introduction of value added tax in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

      Turks and Caicos

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the revenue which will be raised by the introduction of value added tax in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

      Turks and Caicos

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likely impact of the introduction of value added tax on the economy of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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