Written answers

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the target to reduce carbon emissions by 20% by 2010 was met.

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to publish the conclusions on the proposed framework for smart metering data access and privacy.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that consumers in rural and remote areas are able to participate in the smart meter roll-out.

      Environmental Protection: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many jobs he estimates (a) the Green Deal, (b) the Renewable Heat Incentive, (c) feed-in tariffs for micro-renewable and (d) the...

      Environmental Protection: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to encourage green investment in the south-east.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to ensure that Green Deal assessors provide impartial advice.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the lowest hourly rate is paid to staff by his Department; how many members of staff based outside London are paid less than...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the report by Renewable UK entitled Onshore wind: Direct and Wider Economic Impacts, what assessment he has made of...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much he has paid in compensation for non-production to wind farms in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had on the introduction of enterprise zones in Northern Ireland; what the geographical size and nature of such...

    • Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average number of working days lost was per person in his Department in each of the last three years.

      Omagh Support and Self-Help Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the recent report commissioned by the Omagh Support and Self-Help Group; and if he will make a statement.

      Omagh Support and Self-Help Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Minister for Justice in Northern Ireland about the recent report commissioned by the Omagh Support and...

      Rte

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent meetings he has had with his Irish counterpart to discuss the London bureau of Raidió Teilifís Éireann.

  • Wales

    • Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, with reference to the answer of 6 February 2012, Official Report, column 40W, on departmental buildings, how much her Department spent on the Discovery...

    • Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what estimate she has made of whether the pay of public sector workers in Wales would be likely to (a) increase, (b) decrease or (c) remain the same...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2012, Official Report, column 533W, on Third Sector, what the times, dates and attendees were of meetings that her...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Arms Trade: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what priority he attaches to human rights criteria during UN negotiations on an arms trade treaty; and if he will take steps to...

    • Burundi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Burundi Government on the arrest of Hassan Ruvakiki, a journalist with Bonesha Radio.

      Chambers of Commerce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the British Chambers of Commerce on doubling exports by 2020.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the new Government of Egypt.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of prospects for the protection of women's rights in Egypt.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of prospects for (a) democratic progress and (b) political stability in Egypt.

      Egypt: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on the Egypt-Israel peace treaty.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on immigration to the UK.

      Indonesia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what funding and assistance his Department provided to the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation in the last year for...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made any representations to the Government of Israel on the confiscation of UK-funded tents for villagers of...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Palestinian Authority on rejoining direct peace talks with Israel without preconditions.

      Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 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...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the President of the Palestinian Authority on (a) accepting the Quartet statement and (b)...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of reports linking the Muslim Brotherhood to recent rocket fire from the Sinai Peninsula into Israel.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the recent terror attack on the Israel-Egypt border.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of where responsibility for recent rocket fire into Israel lies.

      Middle East

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

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the lowest hourly rate paid to staff by his Department is; how many members of staff based outside London are paid less...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) , with reference to the speech by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury of 23 April 2012 at the Institute for Fiscal Studies,...

      Sargasso Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the establishment of a marine protected area in the Sargasso (High) Sea.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the outcome was of his recent discussions with the Syria Action Group.

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Government's alcohol strategy in relation to the behaviour of (a) young and (b)...

    • Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what technology she plans to use to replace IRIS scanners at UK airports.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what timetable she has set for the removal of IRIS scanners at UK airports.

      British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has received any information from the Serious Organised Crime Agency on when it will sign the Memorandum of Understanding for...

      Castes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to introduce regulations (1) on discrimination by caste and descent under her powers under the Equality Act 2010; (2)...

      Castes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish all the advice she has received on the implementation of the NIESR report on caste discrimination in the UK.

      Claims Management Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the cost to the public purse of investigating cases of fraudulent claims initiated on behalf of consumers by...

      Credit Cards: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to tackle credit card fraud.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research her Department has (a) produced, (b) commissioned and (c) evaluated on the (i) legislation and regulation and (ii)...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for family visitor visas there were in each year from 1997 to 2011; how many of those were granted; how many times...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-EU students had their leave to remain curtailed because of a breach of their visa conditions in 2011.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-EU students were found to be in breach of their visa conditions in 2011.

      Extradition Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Government plan to announce their response to Lord Justice Baker's review of extradition arrangements.

      Licensing Laws

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what reports she has received of any instances of licences for off licences or public houses being passed on to a family member when the...

      Lost Working Days

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

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the lowest hourly rate paid to staff by her Department is; how many members of staff based outside London are paid less than £7.20...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to reduce expenditure by her Department.

      Public Expenditure

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

      Public Expenditure

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

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the speech by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury of 23 April 2012 at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, when she will make...

      Schengen Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment her Department has made of the effect on the UK of EU Council Decision 2004/849/EC; (2) what assessment she has made...

      Schengen Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many alerts under the second generation Schengen Information System for (a) persons wanted for arrest for surrender purposes on the basis...

      Vetting: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will give (a) international schools, (b) orphanages and (c) other such organisations based abroad the ability to access UK criminal...

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what budget she plans to allocate to police and crime commissioners in each area to cover the costs of commissioning support services for victims.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Homosexuality: Marriage

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what assurances she has given to faith groups and religious organisations that there is no risk of successful legal challenge for refusing to conduct...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will take steps to ascertain how much money the BBC has spent on (a) personal development and (b) anger management...

    • BBC: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with the BBC Trust on reducing the salary of the Director-General.

      Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the average number of working days lost per person was in his Department in each of the last three years.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many official Olympic and Paralympic pre-games training camp agreements have been made in Scotland; and how the host areas...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many Scottish businesses have won contracts to provide products or services for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics;...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, with reference to the answer of 5 March 2012, Official Report, column 496W, on television: licensing, if he will make it his...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the value was to the (a) UK and (b) Scottish economy of revenues generated by visitors from Japan holding tourist visas...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of jobs within the (a) UK and (b) Scottish visitor economy which were supported by...

      Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many interns work in his Department's press office.

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department plans to introduce a two-tier rate of air passenger duty; and if he will make a statement.

    • Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) representations he has received from and (b) discussions he has had with the Cabinet Secretary for Finance in the Scottish Government on the IT...

      Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people in Scotland who have been affected by the recent bank system errors in (i) Royal Bank of Scotland, (ii)...

      Child Care Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the cost to the Exchequer of (a) fraud and (b) error relating to the child care element of the working tax credit...

      Experian

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax credit recipients (a) are appealing and (b) have (i) successfully and (ii) unsuccessfully appealed decisions which were made based on data...

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider (a) publishing, (b) requiring the Financial Services Authority to publish and (c) requiring the successor bodies to the Financial...

      Infrastructure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward the timing of public low-carbon infrastructure investment in order to encourage economic growth.

      Libor

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has had discussions with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) in Scotland on LIBOR; and when he was made aware that...

      National Infrastructure Plan

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of the projects identified in the National Infrastructure Plan had commenced by 1 July 2012.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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 public the...

      Staff: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people employed in Scotland by each public body for which his Department is responsible.

      Swap Loan Agreements

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with banks over the marketing of swap loan agreements.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy not to increase the five per cent VAT rate for insulation, solar panels and other energy saving and renewable energy...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the total number of people in Scotland in receipt of (a) working tax credit and (b) child tax credit; (2) what estimate...

  • Transport

    • Driving Under Influence: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consideration the expert panel on drug driving plans to give to the position of people taking stable doses of legitimately prescribed opioid-...

    • Fishing Vessels: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the proportion of fishing vessels and small crafts in each constituent part of the UK using digital selective calling.

      Fishing Vessels: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) independent and (b) internal assessments of risk her Department has commissioned on the ban on using 2182 kHz as the medium frequency...

      Fishing Vessels: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) independent and (b) internal assessments of risk her Department has commissioned on the ability of small craft and fishing vessel fleets in...

      Fishing Vessels: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much (a) her Department and (b) HM Coastguard have spent on updating medium frequency radio equipment.

      Fishing Vessels: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department carried out any consultations with the devolved Administrations on shifting emergency calls from distress, alerting and calling...

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many drivers are (a) retained for the Government Car Service and (b) forecast to be retained for 2013 and onwards.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the budget is for the Government Car Service in each year to 2015.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many cars the Government Car Service will retain in each year from 2012 to 2014.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by what date she anticipates that all the recommendations in the Major Project Authority's report into High Speed 2 will be delivered; and if she will...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the red-amber warning given in the Major Project Authority's report into High Speed 2 will delay the agreed delivery timescale for the HS2...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the red-amber warning given in the Major Project Authority's report on High Speed 2 will lead to an increase in overall HS2 project costs; and...

      London Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment she has made of the collective international aviation connectivity of the five main London airports.

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many members of the armed forces are eligible for the HM armed forces railcard.

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average annual cost to her Department is of a HM armed forces railcard; and how much she estimates the HM armed forces railcard scheme will...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information her Department holds on the number of road traffic accidents where the cause of the accident was attributed to the driver having a...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road safety management teams have been (a) disbanded and (b) reduced in staff numbers in the last two years.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reason her Department moved the commitment to complete the commercial arrangements for the delivery of the Intercity Express Programme from...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what date she expects all the rolling stock and infrastructure for the Intercity Express Programme on the East Coast Main line to have been...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what date she expects all the rolling stock and infrastructure for the Intercity Express Programme on the Great Western Main line to have been...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what provisions are in place to allow for the testing of unmanned air vehicles in UK airspace.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department spent on external consultants, including management consultants, in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and...

    • Morocco: Fisheries Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will ask the European Commission to consult representatives of the Saharawi population excluded from the Western...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) highest, (b) median, (c) median full-time equivalent and (d) lowest full-time equivalent salary was paid by (i)...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the speech by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury of 23 April 2012 at the Institute for Fiscal Studies,...

  • Justice

    • Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether a student loan is classified as income in the assessment for legal aid; and whether he has any plans to review this classification.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Weaver Vale of 23 May 2012 on behalf of Mr Dominic Moss.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to facilitate the removal of foreign national prisoners.

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to ensure fair competition in the (i) procurement of software for the extension of the road traffic...

      Public Expenditure

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

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people convicted of offences related to the public disorder of August 2011 have reoffended after being released from prison.

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice to what extent the UK participates in EU decision SCH/Com-ex (99) 11 rev.2 on co-operation in proceedings for road traffic offences; and what assessment...

      Unpaid Fines: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the value was of uncollected fines in (a) Blackpool and (b) Wyre for each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with reference to the Government's response to their consultation on victims and witnesses, when his Department will publish further details on how...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) average and (b) maximum waiting time was for an appeal for a tax credit decision in the latest period for which figures are available.

  • International Development

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what provisions have been made to ensure that the companies receiving subsidies for biofuel use comply with the UN declaration on the...

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what safeguards are in place to ensure that biofuels used in the UK have not been grown on the land of indigenous peoples without their...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate his Department has made of the number of internally displaced people in Burma (a) on the most recent date for which...

      Developing Countries: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he plans to take to address the effect of biofuels on developing countries; and what discussions he has had with (a) his EU...

      Developing Countries: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to the London Summit on Family Planning, what estimate he has made of the proportion of unintended pregnancies in...

      Manchester Declaration

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress his Department has made on implementation of the Manchester Declaration of 2005.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to encourage Arab nations to support his Department's projects in the Gaza strip.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the lowest hourly rate paid to staff by his Department is; how many members of staff based outside London are paid less than...

      Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what definition his Department uses of the private sector in respect of this pillar of his Department's work.

      Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding mechanisms his Department uses to deliver work with the private sector.

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in South Sudan.

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2012, Official Report, column 279W, on South Sudan, what recent assessment he has made of the crisis...

      UN Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the executive director of UN Women; and if he will make a statement.

  • Attorney-General

    • Fast-Tracked Prosecutions: Olympics and Paralympics

      To ask the Attorney-General what progress he has made on introducing fast-tracked prosecutions during the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

    • Non-molestation Orders

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will publish data on the number of breaches of non-molestation orders and restraining orders where domestic violence is an aggravating factor in each of the last...

      Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney-General when he expects the review by the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate of the Serious Fraud Office's cases to be completed.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has assessed the level of resources available for local councils to issue council tax notices electronically as an...

    • Fire Services: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many calls fire and rescue services received relating to flooding in June 2012; how many flood incidents were attended by...

      Fire Services: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to announce a final decision on a statutory duty for the fire and rescue services to respond to flooding. [R]

      First-time Buyers: Hendon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to assist young people to buy their first property in Hendon constituency.

      High Street Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans his Department has to assist business communities which were unsuccessful in the first round of the Portas Pilot.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many house building starts there were in (a) 2009 and (b) 2011.

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many dependent children in (a) Coventry, (b) Coventry North East constituency, (c) the West Midlands and (d) England were...

      Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on the investigation by a local authority of commercial concerns and disputes prior to it awarding a contract...

      Localism Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what recent discussions he has had on extending the provisions of the Localism Act 2012 to enable local newspapers to be...

      Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 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...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the publication of the Pooling of Non-Domestic Rates and Redistribution to Local Authorities in England...

      Private Rented Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to ensure that properties available on the private rental market are accessible to people with disabilities.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Power of Recall

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what progress he has made on plans to introduce a power for people to recall their Member of Parliament.

    • Rio+20 Summit

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what representations he has received from (a) European and (b) other foreign Governments on his speech to the Rio+20 summit.

      Lobbying

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent representations he has received on improving transparency in lobbying.

      House of Lords Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps he plans to take to ensure that the primacy of the House of Commons is maintained under his proposals for House of Lords reform.

      Social Mobility

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what progress has been made on the Government's social mobility strategy; and if he will make a statement.

      Devolution

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent representations he has received from the Scottish Government on the devolution settlement.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will estimate the change in the number of voters on the electoral register between 1 December 2014 and 1 December 2015.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Breast Cancer: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people aged (a) 49 years and under, (b) 50 to 59, (c) 60 to 69, (d) 70 to 79, (e) 80 to 89 and (f) over 90 years died from breast cancer in...

    • Employment: Lancashire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the net change in the number of private sector jobs was in (a) Blackpool North and Cleveleys constituency and (b) Lancashire in the latest period...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which companies are the largest suppliers to the Government by value of contracts.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his policy is on ensuring that Government suppliers do not engage in tax avoidance.

      Job Creation: South East

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many private sector jobs have been created in the South East since May 2010.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of (a) intermediate, (b) advanced and (c) higher level apprenticeships (i) starts and (ii) completions were (A)...

    • Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) which developing countries owe the UK debts for arms sales; and what arms this includes; (2) when each debt held by...

      Billing: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects EU Directive 2011/7/EU on late payments to be transposed into UK law.

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria his Department and its Executive agencies use to determine whether or not to grant waivers for micro-businesses in...

      Direct Selling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what guidance his Department provides to Trading Standards on doorstop selling and cold calling; (2) what recent...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress his Department has made on the establishment of the Green Investment Bank.

      Higher Education: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects on the financial viability of UK colleges of the time taken to bring forward a...

      Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills 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...

      Manufacturing Industries: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to reduce the number of regulations affecting the manufacturing sector.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many foreign students of each nationality started courses in English universities in each of the last three years for which...

      Overseas Trade: Malawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the primary (a) imported and (b) exported goods and services are between the UK and Malawi.

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) when he expects all successful Round One bidders from the Regional Growth Fund to receive their full allocation of allotted...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in (a) Liverpool, Walton constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c) England and Wales have received funding from...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will increase the number of full-time staff in his Department working solely on the administration of the Regional Growth Fund.

      Regional Growth Fund: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what projects in Merseyside have received or have been announced as being expected to receive funding from the Regional Growth...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer, (b) student representatives, (c) higher...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what agreement he has made with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on carrying over funding allocated to 24+ advanced learner loans...

      Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many interns work in his Department's press office.

  • Education

    • Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) children's and (b) Sure Start centres have closed in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children with special educational needs were given an out-of-authority placement in each local authority in the most recent year for which...

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what progress the General Medical Council has made on investigating the doctors who were reported to have agreed to illegally perform abortions...

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to determine how widespread gender abortion is in the UK.

      Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 22 May 2012, Official Report, column 545W, on alcoholic drinks: young people, if he will assess the effects of trends in gross...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total number was of alcohol attributable hospital admissions in each year since 1997.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of alcohol-dependent mothers.

      Antidepressants: Sexual Dysfunction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 26 April 2012, Official Report, columns 1039-40W, on antidepressants, what assessment he has made of the decrease in...

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to improve the early diagnosis of breast cancer among patients aged 74 years old and over; (2) how many women...

      Cancer and Aortic Aneurysm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to continue to (a) monitor and (b) publish statistics on access to screening for (i) cervical cancer, (ii) bowel cancer,...

      Chronically Sick People: Witham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients there were with chronic medical conditions in (a) Witham Town and (b) Witham constituency in each of the last five years; (2)...

      Contraceptives: Walthamstow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the effect of restrictions in access to contraception services in Walthamstow on the healthcare of residents; and how he plans to ensure...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate his Department has made of the cost per child of providing a yearly dental check in school via a mobile clinic or visiting dental...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish a diabetes action plan; and if he will make a statement. [R]

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent progress he has made on (a) reducing the cost of diabetes to the NHS and (b) improving the quality of life of people affected by diabetes.

      Diabetes: Witham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the number of people with diabetes was in (a) Witham Town and (b) Witham constituency in each of the last five years.

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of people who smoked electronic cigarettes in each of the last five years; what assessment his...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what restrictions have been placed on appointments of lay members to health commissioning boards; and for what reason any such restrictions have been made.

      Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health from which of his Department's budgets national public health advertising campaigns are funded; and whether he has any plans to change this.

      Health Services: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) nurses and (b) doctors were employed by the NHS in the Coventry Primary Care Trust area in each of the last five years.

      Herbal Medicine: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he and Ministers in his Department have had with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency on enforcement of the Directive...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will establish an inquiry into the (a) increase in the number of prescriptions for anti-depressant drugs and (b) lack of take-up of...

      NHS Litigation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date and with what organisations the NHS Litigation Authority has had meetings to discuss a new system for clinical negligence claims in the last...

      NHS: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he proposes that the Care Quality Commission will continue to make unannounced inspections of (a) hospitals, (b) care homes, (c) abortion clinics...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the costs of NHS reorganisation in (a) Coventry, (b) Coventry North East constituency, (c) the West Midlands and (d) England.

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2012, Official Report, columns 805-6W, on nutrition, for what reasons expenditure for the Change4Life advertising...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for funding allocations for Change4Life in (a) the North East and (b) England in each of the next five years.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total number was of finished admission episodes involving patients with an obesity related illness in each year since 1997.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure the preferences of all people at the end of life are recorded and shared between health and social care providers; and...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve the integration of health and social care services to enable more people to die at home if they wish to do so.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to improve research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

      Royal College of General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 26 June 2012, Official Report, column 234W, on the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), if he will place in the...

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to promote the uptake of free nursery milk.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2012, Official Report, column 527W, on suicide, on what date his Department expects to publish the new suicide prevention...

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people affected by thalidomide there were in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) each local authority area in Scotland and (d) each health board area...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) serving personnel and (b) Armed Forces veterans have taken or are taking legal action against his Department for (i) injuries, (ii) wounds...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to set up an investigation into the health of Afghanistan veterans similar to that undertaken in relation to Gulf War veterans.

      Apache Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when he plans that the Apache helicopter will be upgraded to utilise the Brimstone missile system; (2) what plans he has to marinise the Apache...

      Armed Forces: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has put in place to diagnose mild traumatic brain injury in infantry soldiers.

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where the 4,000 personnel recently served with redundancy notices were serving when issued with such notices.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what training areas his Department leases overseas.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which firearms training facilities are funded by his Department; and what the cost of running such establishments was in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which overseas military personnel or delegations were present at the Defence Vehicle Demonstration (DVD) in Bedfordshire in June 2012; and if he will...

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent consideration he has given to raising the recruitment age for the armed forces to 18.

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the education and transferable skills acquired by 16 and 17-year-olds (i)...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel serve in each unit of the Army.

      AWE: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which universities receive funding for research commissioned by the Atomic Weapons Establishment; and what the nature is of such funded research.

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on the management of solar energy installations on the Sovereign Base Areas of (a) Akrotiri and (b) Dehekelia in the last year.

      Defence Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what proportion of the defence industry is made up of small and medium-sized enterprises; (2) what proportion of the defence industry based in (a)...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many projects being delivered by (a) Babcock, (b) Boeing, (c) Cobham, (d) European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, (e) Finmeccanica, (f)...

      DM Kineton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made on munitions processing in Defence Munitions Kineton in the last three years; and what assessment he has made of the time...

      Energy

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

      Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with civilian contractors on the provision of search and rescue helicopters in the Falkland Islands.

      HMS Victory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 23 January 2012, Official Report, column 5W, on HMS Victory 1744, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of...

      Mercian Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the future of the 3rd Battalion the Mercian Regiment (The Staffords); and if he will make a statement.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether the projects for the (a) Chinook fleet, (b) Apache fleet, (c) Apache extension, (d) Puma fleet, (e) Puma upgrade, (f) Warrior Armoured...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what level of autonomy the UK will have in relation to (a) mission systems and (b) computer systems for the (i) F-35 and (ii) Rivet Joint aircraft; and...

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what multinational projects the UK will be leading under the Smart defence umbrella following the Chicago Summit.

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether the reactor for the seventh Astute class submarine can be completed at existing facilities at the Rolls-Royce Raynesway plant; (2) whether...

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects manufacturing of the reactor for the first successor to the Vanguard class submarine to commence.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of whether a nuclear weapons convention would be a viable option to promote nuclear non-proliferation.

      Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on storage facilities provided by the private sector in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and if...

      World War I: Commemoration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) with which countries his Department has had discussions in respect of (a) joint events and (b) a UK presence at overseas events to commemorate the...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 22 February 2012, Official Report, column 853W, on Atos Healthcare, if he will publish the most recent review...

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reason his Department has directed that a Ministry of Justice video advising claimants on how to appeal against a refusal of...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if his Department will locate Jobcentre advisers at the premises of Work programme providers to simplify the process of signing on.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether Work Programme performance statistics published in autumn 2012 will include data on the number of job outcomes achieved through (a)...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2012, Official Report, column 427W, on employment schemes, whether his Department will be able to mine the...

      Employment Schemes: East London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of long-term unemployed people have participated in a work programme in (a) Bethnal Green and Bow constituency and (b) Tower...

      Employment Schemes: East London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of those participating in a Work programme in (a) Bethnal Green and Bow constituency and (b) Tower Hamlets subsequently found jobs in...

      Employment Schemes: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people have found employment through the Work programme in Wales; (2) how many people have found employment through the Work...

      Employment Schemes: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are on the Work Programme in (a) Wales and (b) Newport East; and how many of them have been successfully placed back into work...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobseekers under the age of 25 in receipt of housing benefit had their jobseeker's allowance (a) stopped and (b) reduced as a result...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people with (a) autism spectrum conditions, (b) learning disabilities and (c) disabilities will be affected by the changes to housing...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received from (a) people with disabilities and (b) disability charities on the likely effects of changes to housing...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to housing benefit contained in the Welfare Reform Act 2012 on people with Asperger syndrome.

      Housing Benefit: Argyll and Bute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much housing benefit was paid to tenants of social landlords in Argyll and Bute constituency in each of the last five years; and how much...

      Housing Benefit: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of single parents under the age of 25 in receipt of housing benefit work 16 hours per week or more.

      Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged between 16 and 25 are recipients of housing benefit in each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) local authority area in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the section on universal credit in his Department's 2011 business plan, for what reasons the aim ‘Launch pilot...

      Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many graduate internships his Department has provided in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Farm Diversification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in assisting farm diversification since 2010.

    • Airports: Crop-growing Restrictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current area of agricultural land around Heathrow Airport on which crop-growing restrictions apply; and by how much that area would increase with an...

      Armed Forces: Covenant

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will present to Parliament the first report on the implementation of the Armed Forces Covenant.

      Armed Forces: Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether improvements in the facilities for British troops at the Ledra Palace Hotel, Cyprus, have been completed; and, if so, what was the date of completion.

      Armed Forces: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations the Ministry of Defence has made to the Department of Education (Northern Ireland) about educational provision and planning for families...

      Aviation: Flight Time Limitations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that the European Aviation Standards Agency's proposals on flight time limitations do not reduce confidence in aviation safety in the United...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Burma about Rohingya refugees seeking asylum in Bangladesh.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received of the Burmese Army raping women in Kachin State, Burma.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received regarding the recruitment of child soldiers by the Burmese Army.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Burma regarding communal violence in Rakhine State.

      Children: Pre-school

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to ensure that health authorities share information with local authorities about the numbers of newborn to 3 year-olds in their area.

      Children: Pre-school

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take steps to ensure that local authorities are informed by health visitors and health authorities about all pre-school children in their area...

      Companies: Directors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many persons have been deemed to be unfit to be directors of a public company in the past three years; and whether they have any proposals to strengthen the...

      Creative Industries: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will support the provision in the European Union's Creative Europe proposal for a loan guarantee scheme for the creative industries; and what...

      Drone Strikes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the legality of targeted assassinations by drones.

      Drone Strikes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been killed by United Kingdom drone strikes in Afghanistan.

      Drone Strikes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they confirm that targets of United Kingdom drone strikes are not civilians.

      Energy: Nuclear Reactors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the proposal made by GE Hitachi to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for construction of...

      Energy: Wind Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will withdraw or reduce subsidy payments for wind power.

      Ethiopia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their current assessment of their results-based aid pilot in Ethiopia.

      EU: e-identity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the EU Commission's proposal to encourage the use of e-identities throughout the European Union, and whether any such proposal would...

      Fashion Industry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage new designers into the fashion industry.

      Fashion Industry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what schemes they operate to promote the United Kingdom fashion industry.

      Fashion Industry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the fashion industry is worth to the United Kingdom economy.

      Fashion Industry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are employed in the United Kingdom fashion industry.

      Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the (1) estimated, and (2) reported, number of forced marriages in England in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009, (d) 2010, (e) 2011, and (f) to 1 June 2012.

      Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the (1) estimated, and (2) reported, number of child marriages in England in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009, (d) 2010, (e) 2011, and (f) to 1 June 2012.

      Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pregnant girls below 18 years old in England were forced into marriage in (1) 2007, (2) 2008, (3) 2009, (4) 2010, (5) 2011, and (6) to 1 June 2012.

      Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the number of deliveries to girls below 18 years old in England, where forced marriage had occurred, in (1) 2007, (2) 2008, (3) 2009, (4) 2010, (5) 2011,...

      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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 1 June, excluding agencies...

      Government Departments: Food Waste

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

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Government Procurement Cards were issued to staff employed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in each year since 2007-08.

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) men, and (2) women, broken down by age group, are currently employed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and each of its agencies.

      Government Departments: Stationery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what restrictions are placed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the ordering of stationery items.

      Government Departments: Theft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and its predecessor Departments have (1) taken, and (2) plan to take in each of the next two...

      Health Act 2006 and Health Act 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have published guidance as required under Section 65 of the Health Act 2006, as amended by Section 16 of the Health Act 2009.

      Health and Social Care Act 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will issue guidelines on the definition of "significant transactions" that are required to be scrutinised by the Council of Governors under the...

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what figures are available for each of the past 10 years on the identification of patients suffering from type 1 diabetes.

      Horses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report from the British Horseracing Authority The effect of the recession on the welfare of British thoroughbred horses.

      Horses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many horse passport issuing organisations are currently approved to issue horse passports.

      Horses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many horse passports were issued in (1) 2010, and (2) 2011.

      Horses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many horses and ponies are currently in the United Kingdom.

      Horses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many horse passports have been issued since the scheme was introduced.

      House of Lords: Baroness Warsi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for which Departments Baroness Warsi speaks and answers questions in the House of Lords. To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions since her...

      House of Lords: Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House whether, and to what extent, Ministers are required to answer parliamentary questions on the activities or responsibilities of government agencies sponsored by or...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the World Council of Churches' Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel and the work it undertakes to accompany...

      Justice: Closed Material Procedures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce measures to ensure that judgments made by courts and tribunals under the Closed Material Procedure are made public when the reasons for...

      Lobbying

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have assessed the provision to restrict former United States Members of Congress, ambassadors and high- ranking Government officials from lobbying on...

      NHS: Clinical Research Trials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made to create an automatic opt-in for NHS patients for access to clinical trials; and what safeguards will be put in place to protect patients.

      NHS: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the National Health Service reforms will cause hospital ward closures and a reduction in the number of hospital beds.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the "results offers" they requested from relevant Department for International Development country teams, the assessments by the...

      Railways: Crossrail

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposal for an additional Crossrail station to be built in the Portobello Road area.

      Railways: Crossrail

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Kensington and Chelsea Council about the proposal for an additional Crossrail station to be built in the Portobello Road area.

      Roads: A1

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the new road layout on the southbound A1 trunk road leading to Leeming and Bedale.

      Social Care: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the Nuffield Trust Report Reforming Social Care: Options for Funding.

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