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Written answers

Monday, 15 October 2012

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Westminster Hall

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the (a) purpose and (b) cost is of the work currently being conducted at the...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to ensure that access to work support packages involving assistive technology for newly recruited employees...

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to ensure the quality of access to work assessments for newly recruited (a) disabled employees and (b)...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the budget was for the Access to Work programme in each financial year since 2008-09.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what budget he has allocated for the access to work programme in each financial year since up to 2014-15.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who appealed against a decision not to pay them employment and support allowance died before the determination of the appeal in...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cases involving people on each employment programme have been referred to the independent case examiner in the last year; and how long...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 12 September 2012, Official Report, column 234W, on employment schemes: young people, (1) how many Youth Contract...

      Employment: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) jobs, (b) apprenticeships and (c) work experience placements have been created in (i) the North West and (ii) Warrington since the...

      Food: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will visit Bradford to examine the work of Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank and the Citizens Advice Bureau in providing food parcels for...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many couples in (a) England and (b) Bolton North East constituency are liable for the non-dependent deduction from housing benefit.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much Bolton metropolitan borough council has been allocated from the discretionary housing payment fund in 2012-13; and how much it was...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the effects of raising to 35 years the age threshold of the shared accommodation rate since January 2012.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how the proposed withdrawal of housing benefit from social housing tenants under-occupying their homes will apply to a couple resident in...

      Housing Benefit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants have been affected by the housing benefit cap in each London borough since its introduction; and what the average reduction...

      Housing Benefit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many private sector tenants in each London borough have been rehoused as a result of housing benefit changes in the last year; and how many...

      Housing Benefit: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 7 February 2012, Official Report, column 238W, on social security benefits, what estimate he has made of the...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of (a) the use made by his Department and (b) the potential commercial value of the 51.0.0.0/8 block of IPv4...

      Morecambe and Lunesdale: Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what funding his Department has allocated to Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency since 2010.

      Ministerial Visits: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what ministerial visits to (a) the City of Nottingham and (b) Nottinghamshire have taken place since May 2010.

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many childcare places his Department provides on its estate; what the cost is of providing such places; how many such places his Department...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether a personal independence payment assessment centre will be sited in Bedford constituency.

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on research and development in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and how much he plans to...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are paid either benefit or pension by way of cheque payment in Bury North constituency.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cases of benefit fraud his Department investigated in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012; and how many such investigations were upheld.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff his Department employs to investigate benefit fraud; and what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what media or public speaking training Ministers in his Department have received since May 2010.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the level of unemployment is amongst black and ethnic minority (a) adults and (b) young people in each local authority area.

      Unemployment Benefits: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of young people in each (a) region, (b) parliamentary constituency and (c) local authority are claiming out of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the likely effect of implementation of plans for housing cost contribution under universal credit;...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have (a) undergone work capability assessments, (b) been found capable of work, (c) appealed against their assessment and (d)...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he last met disabled groups to discuss Atos and the work capability assessment; and if he will make a statement.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people with identified mental health conditions who were subject to a work capability assessment (a) took their case to appeal and (b)...

      Unemployment: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people between the age of 16 and 64 years were economically inactive in each electoral ward in the Peterborough City Council area on...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

  • International Development

    • Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to the answer of 30 April 2012, Official Report, column 1348W, on female genital mutilation, what recent progress has...

    • Argentina

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether the UK representative at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) voted against the proposed loan to Argentina from the IADB...

      CDC

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding the Commonwealth Development Council has received from her Department in each of the last five years.

      Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether her Department has any plans to provide support to the Maldives in reforming its judicial system.

      Ministerial Visits: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what ministerial visits to (a) the City of Nottingham and (b) Nottinghamshire have taken place since May 2010.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent progress has been made by the Global Poverty Action Fund.

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much her Department spent on research and development in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and how much she...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what media or public speaking training Ministers in her Department have received since May 2010.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what assessment she has made of any effect on Broadband Delivery UK of proposed changes to planning requirements in...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what support she plans to provide to those in rural areas who will not be covered by the superfast broadband programme.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the effect of proposed changes to planning permission requirements for the installation of...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for West Worcestershire (Harriett Baldwin) of 3 September 2012, Official Report,...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment her Department has made of the potential effects on rural businesses and communities who are not covered by...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 4 September 2012, Official Report, column 217W, on broadband: rural areas, what recent progress she...

      Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions she has had with her counterpart in the Scottish Government on the roll-out of superfast broadband.

      Broadcasting Reception

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to ensure public release of the UK Planning Model data on predicted television signal levels.

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what her policy is on the (a) grant to and (b) use by registered charities of funding from her Department for the purposes of...

      Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much her Department has spent on departmental branded water bottles in the last year.

      Hartlepool: Heugh Breakwater

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if she will bring forward plans to list the Heugh Breakwater in Hartlepool constituency; and if she will make a statement.

      Freeview Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 21 June 2012, Official Report, column 1089W, on radio frequencies, by what process the funding to...

      Morecambe and Lunesdale: Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what funding her Department has allocated to Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency since 2010.

      Ministeral Visits: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what ministerial visits to (a) the City of Nottingham and (b) Nottinghamshire have taken place since May 2010.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether her Department has access to the database of volunteers at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the highest paid position is in (a) her Department and (b) her Department's agencies.

      Plants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much her Department spent on plants in the last 12 months.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the name is of each company with which her Department has a contract; what the monetary value of each such contract is;...

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what criteria determine whether a community library is or is not considered as part of a local authority's statutory provision...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much her Department spent on research and development in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and how...

      Sports: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether she plans to take steps to encourage broadcasters to televise more disabled sports in addition to the Paralympic Games.

      Tourism: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps her Department has taken to maintain tourist visitor numbers at attractions in the Lune Valley and Carnforth.

      Tourism: Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent representations she has received on the status of Yorkshire as a destination for tourism; and if she will make a...

  • Scotland

    • Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last visited a food bank; and when he next plans to do so.

  • Attorney-General

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) how many prosecutions of (a) men and (b) women for acts of domestic violence there were in (i) Stockport, (ii) Greater Manchester and (iii) each Crown...

    • Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Attorney-General what plans he has to review the rate of prosecutions of offences involving female genital mutilation; and if he will make a statement.

      Research

      To ask the Attorney-General how much the Law Officers' Departments spent on research and development in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and how much they plan to spend in...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Attorney-General pursuant to the answer of 5 September 2011, Official Report, columns 125-6W, on social security benefits: fraud, how many arrest warrants had been issued in cases...

  • Wales

    • Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much his Department spent on research and development in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and how much he plans to spend in (i)...

    • Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what media or public speaking training Ministers in his Department have received since May 2010.

  • Prime Minister

    • Iraq: Military Intervention

      To ask the Prime Minister what information he holds on which Ministers, legal advisers and officials were excluded from discussions on military action against Iraq.

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral statement of 18 July 2012, Official Report, column 643, on defence transformation, how many uniformed personnel were based in...

    • Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the names are of the people who participated in the 10 September 2012 delegation to Bahrain; and whether they participated in (a) an official, (b)...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent providing bottled drinking water in the Sovereign Base Areas of (a) Akrotiri and (b) Dhekelia in the last 12 months.

      Defence Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which contracts his Department renegotiated in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012; and what estimate he has made of the savings to his Department arising...

      Defence Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any of his Department's procurement programmes have been delayed since publication of the Strategic Defence and Security Review; and what...

      Defence Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) pursuant to the oral statement of 14 May 2012, Official Report, columns 261-4, on defence budget and transformation, which programmes have been...

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many flights the UK has made under the NATO Strategic Airlift Interim Solution since December 2011; what the (a) total cost and (b) cost per flight...

      Ministerial Visits: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what ministerial visits to (a) the City of Nottingham and (b) Nottinghamshire have taken place since May 2010.

      Olympic Games 2012: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel were deployed to provide security at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, by unit; how many working days of their...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on research and development in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and how much he plans to spend in (i)...

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many civilians employed by his Department are members of the reserves in each of the armed forces; and what proportion of the civilian workforce of...

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has to encourage higher levels of participation in the reserve forces.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which Minister in his Department is responsible for the Trident Alternatives Review due to report in the autumn.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which Minister in his Department is responsible for the review of the future of the UK nuclear deterrent.

      World War II: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has any plans to commemorate in 2014 the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the River Plate; and if he will consider funding a suitable memorial.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to answer question 112716, on procurement, tabled on 14 June 2012 for named day answer on 19 June 2012.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many agricultural workers in each parliamentary constituency are covered by the provisions of the Agricultural Wages Board.

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been awarded to each local authority in air quality grants in each of the last two years; and by what means the...

      Beavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on the reintroduction of beavers in the UK.

      Bisphenol A

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on cross-departmental discussions assessing the cancer...

      Cod

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the likely level of cod stocks in UK territorial waters over the next decade.

      Cormorants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what his policy is on protecting river fish stock from increased cormorant numbers; (2) whether he has made an...

      Ducks: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to improve the welfare of farmed ducks.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the findings of research into fish stocks in...

      Fishing Vessels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to licence variations issued to the UK scalloping fleet limiting them to a prescribed number of 24 hour...

      Fishing Vessels: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether it is his policy to seek voluntary decommission of fishing vessels in the North Sea.

      Health: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the effect on (a) life expectancy and (b) premature deaths avoided of action taken...

      Medical Equipment: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on the classification for the purpose of waste disposal of colostomy and urostomy bags; whether such items...

      Milk: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the recent price reduction by milk processors on the dairy industry with...

      Miriam Maes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether (a) Ministers, (b) officials and (c) special advisers in his Department have met Miriam Maes on official business...

      Natural Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on the proposals in the Gaborone Declaration on valuing natural capital.

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on the European Commission legislative proposal on invasive alien species.

      Nitrate Vulnerable Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on the Royal Association of Dairy Farmers' request that due to summer rainfall and the effect on slurry...

      Ministerial Visits: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what ministerial visits to (a) the City of Nottingham and (b) Nottinghamshire have taken place since May 2010.

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many child care places his Department provides on its estate; what the cost is of providing such places; how many such...

      Palm Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on the prohibition on the first placing of unsustainable palm oil on the EU market.

      Plants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on the European Commission proposal for a new plant health law.

      Pollution: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the effect on (a) life expectancy and (b) premature deaths avoided of action taken...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on research and development in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and how...

      Seas and Oceans: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effects on the marine and coastal environment of plastics that have been dumped at sea.

      Sky Lanterns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department plans to take to reduce the dangers to animals, crops and property arising from the release of sky...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he has taken to review the Government's policies to ensure such policies are consistent with the Government's...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what media or public speaking training Ministers in his Department have received since May 2010.

      Veterinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many of the veterinary surgeons that work for the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency were trained (a) in...

      Veterinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many veterinary surgeons are employed by the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency.

      Veterinary Medicine: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what information his Department holds on levels of use of (a) fluoroquinolones and (b) 3rd and 4th generation...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he intends to conduct a review of the 2011 census and make proposals for the format of the next census.

    • Civil Servants: Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many civil servants in each Government department have enrolled in the Major Projects Leadership Academy since February 2012.

      Employment: North East

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the net change was in the number of private sector jobs in (a) the Tees Valley, (b) the North East, (c) Middlesbrough, (d) Redcar constituency, (e)...

      Employment: Surrey

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were employed by small and medium-sized businesses in (a) Woking constituency and (b) Surrey in the latest period for which figures are...

      Former Ministers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the cost to the public purse is of resettlement payments made to former Ministers of each Department who have left the Government since 4 September...

      Government Departments: Assets

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what Government freehold assets have been sold to private purchasers since 2010; and what Government freehold assets have been identified for future...

      Government Departments: Electric Cables

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the volume of counterfeit or falsely marked electrical cabling that is installed in Government buildings.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 10 September 2012, Official Report, column 118W, on Government departments: procurement, which government departments are yet...

      Government Departments: Property

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what savings to the public purse have been made on the Government's property estate since May 2010.

      Internet: North West

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) individuals and (b) households in (i) the North West, (ii) Warrington and (iii) Warrington North...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people over the age of 25 claiming jobseeker's allowance have never been in employment of any kind.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many citizens from other EU member states claimed jobseeker's allowance in each of the last five years.

      Lobbying

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) whether it is the Government's intention that any future legislative proposal on lobbying will exempt meetings between a member of the House and...

      Manufacturing Industries: Woking

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many manufacturing firms are registered in Woking constituency.

      Miriam Maes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the (a) terms of reference, (b) evidence examined, (c) length of time and (d) findings were of the examination by the Cabinet Secretary of...

      Morecambe and Lunesdale: Funding

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what funding his Department has allocated to Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency since 2010.

      Olympic Games 2012: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans he has to offer London 2012 Olympics volunteers further opportunities to get involved in their local communities and national events.

      Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of prime contractors who have contracts with central Government have failed to honour the commitment to pay their...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he has taken to enable small and medium-sized enterprises to create consortiums or other similar vehicles for the purpose of tendering for...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to reduce or remove barriers to small and medium-sized enterprises when they formulate tender processes, contract frameworks or...

      Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office to what extent his Department and the public bodies and agencies for which he is responsible used name-blank or anonymised sifting of applications to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Armenia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has any plans to mark the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the UK and the Republic of Armenia.

    • Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for Government decisions on arms sales to countries in the Middle East and North...

      Azerbaijan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the government of Azerbaijan on President Aliyev's decision to pardon convicted murderer Ramil...

      Bahamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the Government of the Bahamas on tackling maritime piracy.

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made an assessment of the recent reports by Physicians for Human Rights entitled Weaponising Tear Gas and Under...

      Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic on security in areas along the...

      Georgia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what assistance his Department is providing to help ensure free and fair elections in Georgia; (2) how many officials...

      Haiti

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what technical assistance his Department is offering to the President and government of Haiti in the field of building capacity...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to discourage the oppression of the Baha'i community in Semnan, Iran.

      Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has any plans to visit the Maldives in an official capacity.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received on the treatment of Christians in the middle east.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) on how many occasions in the last 10 weeks he has discussed with (a) his Israeli and (b) American counterpart a possible...

      Ministerial Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the definition is of the office of Senior Minister of State in his Department.

      Miriam Maes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether (a) Ministers, (b) officials and (c) special advisers in his Department have met Miriam Maes on official business since...

      Nagorno-Karabakh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to support a mediated solution between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the disputed province of...

      Nagorno-Karabakh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on recent tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the disputed province of Nagorno-Karabakh; and...

      North Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received on the treatment of Christians in north Africa.

      Ministerial Visits: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what ministerial visits to (a) the City of Nottingham and (b) Nottinghamshire have taken place since May 2010.

      Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many childcare places his Department provides on its estate; what the cost is of providing such places; how many such places...

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to address adverse treatment of Christians in Pakistan.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the highest paid position is in (a) his Department and (b) his Department's agencies.

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on research and development in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and how much...

      Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Development on the restoration of international...

      Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to monitor the security situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the Sri Lankan Government's National Plan of Action to implement the recommendations of the...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of the National Action Plan to implement the recommendations of the lessons learnt in...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Tamil asylum seekers deported by the UK Border Agency since May 2010 he estimates have been the victims of torture by...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what media or public speaking training Ministers in his Department have received since May 2010.

      Venezuela

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on the arrangements for international observation of the forthcoming elections in...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when his Department expects to publish its research on the effects of air passenger duty; (2) what conclusions his Department has drawn from its...

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what his policy is on air passenger duty; whether he plans to change that policy; and if he will make a statement; (2) how much has been paid in air...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) pursuant to the oral answer by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury to the hon. Member for Lincoln of 11 September 2012, Official Report, column...

      Art Works

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what works of art each of the Ministers in his Department have on display in their offices; and how much they are valued at.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) pursuant to the answer of 17 July 2012, Official Report, column 672W, on business: government assistance, what funds are being allocated under the...

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families received the child element of the child tax credit in Woking constituency in each of the last three years.

      Child Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the potential savings which would arise from reduced expenditure on childcare costs following the extension of the...

      Construction: Self-employed

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the number of people who are falsely self-employed in the construction industry; and what methodology he has used to...

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of the financial situation in the eurozone on the UK economy.

      EDF Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Suffolk Coastal of 11 September 2012, Official Report, columns 133-34, on nuclear power, what matters were...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made on implementation of the Equitable Life Compensation Scheme; what proportion of Equitable Life policy-holders are eligible for...

      Finance Act 2008

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what representations his Department has received from those affected by the retrospective implementation of section 58 of the Finance Act 2008; and...

      Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will request an assessment from the Office for Budget Responsibility on the potential effects of implementation of the provisions of the...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many winding up orders HM Revenue and Customs applied for on behalf of (a) public limited companies, (b) sole traders and (c) partnerships in (i)...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether a person in an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA) who is awarded a payment protection insurance compensation payment whilst in the IVA which is...

      Iran

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration he has given to introducing a temporary lifting of the prohibition on financial transfers by aid agencies to Iran subject to their...

      Child Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many child care places his Department provides on its estate; what the cost is of providing such places; how many such places his Department provided in...

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when officials in his Department last met the Office for Budget Responsibility.

      Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the highest paid position is in (a) his Department and (b) his Department's agencies.

      Regulation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what effect the reduction of red tape is having on the economy; and what legislative plans he has to further reduce regulation to encourage growth.

      Research

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses claimed research and development funding in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12.

      Research and Development Tax Credit: Peterborough

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many companies in Peterborough constituency have claimed research and development tax credits for small and medium-sized enterprises in each year since...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many pieces of correspondence HM Revenue and Customs received from hon. Members did not receive a response for (a) three months, (b) four months, (c)...

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions his Department has had with the Scottish Government on the continuation of currency union in the event of Scottish independence.

      Stocks and Shares

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make an assessment of how position limits for the derivative markets could be used to divert capital into productive investment in the real economy.

      Stocks and Shares

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what representations he has received on the importance of the continued use of over-the-counter derivatives by non-financial companies; (2) what...

      Stocks and Shares: Local Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when and for what purpose his Department barred local government from buying derivatives.

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what advice he has taken from HM Revenue and Customs on whether users and promoters of schemes closed down retrospectively under section 58 of the...

      Taxation: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) in which international forums Ministers of his Department have raised the matter of a per-plane duty since May 2010; (2) what meetings Ministers and...

      Taxation: Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of removing levy exemption certificates on (a) the finance of existing industrial combined heat and power plants...

      Taxation: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to HM Revenue and Customs' Most Wanted Tax Fugitives, published on 16 August 2012, how many of the top 20 most wanted are the subject of a...

      Unemployment: Peterborough

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people between the age of 16 and 64 years were economically inactive in electoral wards in the Peterborough City Council area on 31 March (a) 2001,...

      VAT: Listed Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has considered removing full rate VAT on alterations to listed buildings with listed building planning consent; and if he will make a...

  • Home Department

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to reduce levels of domestic violence against women.

    • Olympic and Paralympic Games: G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the role of G4S in providing security for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.

      Local Crime Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to better inform people about crimes committed in their local area.

      Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress her Department has made in reducing net migration into the UK.

      Anti-slavery Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to commemorate Anti-slavery Day 2012.

      Front-line Policing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in which police forces the largest change in front-line police officers has taken place since May 2010.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the answer of 11 November 2009, Official Report, column 435W, on Wickham Research Laboratories: Animal Experiments,...

      Anti-slavery Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans her Department has to mark Anti-slavery Day on 18 October 2012.

      Assaults on Police: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sickness days were taken as a result of assaults on (a) police and (b) community support officers in each police force in each of...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many legacy asylum cases are currently held by the UK Border Agency.

      Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reported incidents of household burglary there were in each of the last five years.

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the (a) grant to and (b) use by registered charities of funding from her Department for the purposes of advocacy,...

      Deportation: Tamils

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the risk to failed Tamil asylum seekers of being tortured by Sri Lankan security services after deportation...

      Deportation: Tamils

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will review the procedure under which allegations of ill-treatment following forcible return of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka are...

      Deportation: Tamils

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Sri Lankan Tamils have been granted protection by the UK after experiencing torture following (a) forcible and (b) voluntary return...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) incidents and (b) arrests for acts of domestic violence were recorded by each police force in each of the last five years.

      Driving Under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) men and (b) women were arrested for drink driving offences in each police authority in each year since 1997.

      Entry Clearances: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date the UK Border Agency's longest outstanding spousal visa application was made.

      Entry Clearances: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many spousal visas are awaiting determination after the expiry of the UK Border Agency's six-months service standard.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to help international students affected by the removal of the licence to teach international students at...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of applications for visas from overseas students in higher education assessed by the UK Border Agency was successful in (a)...

      EU Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department has made any contingency plans to tackle an increase in EU immigration in the event of changes to the economic...

      EU Justice and Home Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations she has received on Protocol 36 of the Treaties of the European Union regarding the UK's ability to opt out in the field...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what timescale she has set for bringing forward legislation on forced marriage.

      G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much G4S has been paid under its Olympics security contract; how much of its management fee has been paid; how much G4S has paid to...

      Illegal Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total amount levied for civil penalties in respect of illegal working was in each quarter since April 2008; and what the total...

      Illegal Immigrants: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal working civil penalties were levied in the West Midlands in 2011.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions the e-Passport gates have been switched off (a) because of mechanical failure and (b) due to staff shortages in the...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the average length of time taken to scan each (a) British and (b) non-British passport at passport control at...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any data from the e-Borders programme have been used to produce counts of students entering and exiting the UK; and if not, when she...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals currently residing in the UK are subject to conditions imposed in accordance with Article 27 of EU Directive...

      London Metropolitan University

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many students affected by the decision to revoke London Metropolitan university's highly trusted status she expects the UK Border...

      Metal Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many instances of metal theft from a domestic property occurred in each of the last five years.

      Metropolitan Police: Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of 10 September 2012, Official Report, column 403W, on Bahrain, for what reasons each deployment of Metropolitan...

      Morecambe and Lunesdale: Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding her Department has allocated to Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency since 2010.

      Ministerial Visits: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what ministerial visits to (a) the City of Nottingham and (b) Nottinghamshire have taken place since May 2010.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether (a) Ministers and (b) officials from her Department used the Olympic route network for travel for official purposes during the London...

      Olympic Games 2012: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse has been of employing additional police and army personnel during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the highest paid position is in (a) her Department and (b) her Department's agencies.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the change in the number of frontline police officers has been since May 2010.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police force areas have agreed arrangements for police and crime panels.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many shadow police and crime panels have been established; and in what areas such panels have been established.

      Police Custody: Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has taken steps to revise her Department's policy on the retention of custody photographs following the judgment in R (RMC and...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many letters her Department has received about future funding for the (a) Metropolitan police and (b) British Transport police in each...

      Police: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police community support officers and (b) police officers there were in (i) Richmond upon Thames, (ii) Waltham Forest and (iii)...

      Police: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police community support officers and (b) police officers there were in each London borough as at 31 March (i) 2010 and (ii)...

      Police: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many chief police officers have been suspended for (a) misconduct and (b) gross misconduct in England and Wales in the 12 months prior to...

      Police: Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on deploying UK police forces to provide assistance to countries where the death penalty remains in place.

      Public Order Act 1986

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the results of the consultation on reforming section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986, which ended on 13 January 2012, will be published.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make representations to the Government of Sri Lanka about claims on the website of its Ministry of Defence that the UK torture...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what media or public speaking training Ministers in her Department have received since May 2010.

      UK Border Agency

      EWHC 2120 (5 August 2011), (ii) R (BA) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 2748 (26 October 2011) and (iii) R (HA) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many former UK Border Agency staff have been re-employed within a year of receiving a redundancy payment since 2010.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department currently holds on the number of Criminal Records Bureau checks awaiting processing by the Metropolitan police.

      Vetting: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what documents are required by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) to prove the identity of a 16 or 17-year-old who wishes to enrol on a...

      Witnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her policy that witnesses should be able to retain a copy of their witness statement at the point at which they complete...

  • Justice

    • Arson: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions there were for arson on school premises in each of the last five years.

    • Assaults On Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to take steps to increase sentences for those who assault police officers.

      Assaults On Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many assaults on police officers resulted in (a) custodial and (b) non-custodial sentences in (i) 2010 and (ii) 2011.

      Belmarsh Prison: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will take steps to review all fire protection units (a) already installed and (b) scheduled to be installed at HMP Belmarsh to ensure that they are...

      Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people convicted of household burglary received (a) custodial and (b) non-custodial sentences in 2011; (2) of those receiving custodial...

      Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people convicted of household burglary in 2011 had been convicted of at least one previous offence.

      Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the reoffending rates have been of people convicted of household burglary over the last five years.

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on the (a) grant to and (b) use by registered charities of funding from his Department for the purposes of advocacy, lobbying or...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to regulate the actions of debt collection companies to ensure that innocent people are not incorrectly targeted as a result of poor or...

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people have been banned from driving who were under the age of 17 at the time of the imposition of the ban in each of the last three...

      Electronic Surveillance: Admissibility of Evidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many trials have been abandoned in each of the last 10 years due to the inadmissibility of intercept evidence under sections 17 and 18 of the...

      EU Justice and Home Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what representations he has received on Protocol 36 of the Treaties of the European Union regarding the UK's ability to opt out in the field of Justice...

      Fines: Surcharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of (a) the effect of inflation on and (b) the costs of collection of the new victim surcharge penalty.

      Fines: Surcharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in what circumstances and on what basis a victim surcharge penalty can be imposed on an offender receiving a custodial sentence.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the scope and effectiveness of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Imprisonment: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with reference to the answer of 26 March 2012, Official Report, column 954W, on social benefit fraud, which courts did not send the defendants...

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what permits and licences his Department and its public bodies issued to businesses in the last 12 months.

      Morecambe and Lunesdale: Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what funding his Department has allocated to Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency since 2010.

      Ministerial Visits: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what ministerial visits to (a) the City of Nottingham and (b) Nottinghamshire have taken place since May 2010.

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many child care places his Department provides on its estate; what the cost is of providing such places; how many such places his Department provided...

      Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the answer of 30 April 2012, Official Report, columns 1161-2W, on offenders, how many offenders had (a) one conviction, (b) two convictions...

      Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign nationals convicted of (a) rape, (b) sexual offences against children, (c) other sexual offences and (d) a violent offence were released...

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people (a) commenced and (b) completed a Low Intensity Alcohol programme in the community in the latest year for which figures are...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department used the Olympic Route Network for travel for official purposes during the London 2012...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the highest paid position is in (a) his Department and (b) his Department's agencies.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in what circumstances and on what basis the practice of remission of fines following a term of imprisonment is allowed.

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Prison Service principal officers (a) signed up to and (b) passed the Developing Prison Service Managers course in the last five years.

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Prison Service principal officers who signed up to the Developing Prison Service Managers programme, but who withdrew from that programme on 31...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2011, Official Report, columns 844-50W, on prisoners' release, how many prisoners were discharged from determinate...

      Prisoners: Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of criminals who have learnt to read whilst serving a non-custodial sentence in the latest period for which...

      Prisons and Probation Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many complaints were made about the Office of the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many televisions were removed from prisoners' cells (a) temporarily and (b) permanently in each of the last two years.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what plans he has for the future of the Probation Service in England and Wales; (2) whether he has identified tasks and functions of the Probation...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what he considers to be the core tasks of the Probation Service.

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on research and development in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and how much he plans to spend in (i)...

      Sexual Offences: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people (a) commenced and (b) completed a community sex offenders programme in the last year for which figures are available.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases are on the waiting list for tribunal hearings for (a) disability living allowance and (b) employment and support allowance.

      Tim Larkin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether Tim Larkin has been found guilty of a criminal offence or been the subject of a civil judgement in the latest period for which figures are...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what media or public speaking training Ministers in his Department have received since May 2010.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners aged 18 or over were held in the secure youth estate on 1 August (a) 2012, (b) 2011, (c) 2010 and (d) 2009.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to announce his decision on including aviation and shipping in carbon budgets.

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will include international aviation and shipping in carbon budgets.

      Miriam Maes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) if he will publish copies of his Department's standard terms and conditions of contract and the required code of conduct which...

      Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has to use a feed-in tariff scheme to support investment in industrial combined heat and power technology once levy...

      Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to increase the use of combined heat and power; and what comparative assessment he has made of levels of...

      Commercial Director

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what role the Minister for Climate Change had in the appointment of his Department’s commercial director.

      Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on the national roll-out of home automation systems as part of a UK smart grid.

      Energy Company Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to ensure that households receiving assistance through the Affordable Warmth element of the Energy Company...

      Energy Company Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has to introduce procedures or mechanisms to (a) enable third-party referrals of eligible households to the Affordable...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) when and where each of the contracts his Department awarded to Foresee Ltd were advertised; (2) who (a) applied and (b) was...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of households taken out of fuel poverty as a result of heating and insulation measures...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the performance of (a) the Priority Group and (b) the Super Priority Group elements of the carbon...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether councils that do not register as Green Deal providers will be able to access the ECO brokerage mechanism.

      Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the National Infrastructure Plan 2011, whether community benefit will be available to communities that are affected...

      Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the National Infrastructure Plan 2011, what plans are in place for achieving community benefit for communities...

      Miriam Maes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how much Miriam Maes has been paid by his Department since May 2010; (2) when Miriam Maes' departmental staff pass (a) was...

      Miriam Maes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what the (a) terms of reference, (b) evidence examined, (c) length of time and (d) findings were of the examination by his...

      Miriam Maes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) whether his Department funded any part of the attendance of Miriam Maes at the Conservative party conference in 2010; (2) what...

      Morecambe and Lunesdale: Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what funding his Department has allocated to Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency since 2010.

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the (a) dates, (b) agendas and (c) attendees were of the Nuclear Technology and Innovation Needs Assessment workshops held since...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has commissioned analysis of international examples of community benefit models for nuclear power; and whether...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on how many occasions he and officials in his Department have met with their counterparts in (a) the Department for Communities and...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on how many occasions he and officials in his Department have (a) met with representatives of and (b) visited local communities...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's policy is on (a) community benefits and (b) business rate retention for new-build nuclear projects.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and (b) the Chancellor of the...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what work his Department has undertaken to take forward the proposals of the Science and Technology Committee in its report...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to page 62 of the National Infrastructure Plan 2011, what steps his Department is taking to bring forward proposals by...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department spent on research and development in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and how much he...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) pursuant to the answer of 13 September 2012, Official Report, column 318W, on training, which (a) company provided and (b)...

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects his Department to publish the public consultation on counselling and elective terminations of pregnancy; and if he will make a statement.

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) absolute and (b) percentage change was in the number of (i) accident and emergency attendances and (ii) accident and emergency admissions at...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients transported to accident and emergency hospitals by ambulance from the London Ambulance Service waited in the ambulance for more than (a)...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people waited more than (a) two and (b) four hours in accident and emergency departments at (i) Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals, (ii)...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people waited more than (a) two hours and (b) four hours in accident and emergency at (i) North Middlesex University Hospital, (ii) North West...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people waited more than (a) two hours and (b) four hours in accident and emergency at (i) St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, (ii) West Middlesex...

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the initial scoping report from the University of Manchester on the Payment by Results for Recovery Pilot Programme will be available.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of ambulances in each NHS trust are staffed by trained paramedics.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the staffing level was for each ambulance trust (a) in May 2010 and (b) at the latest period for which figures are available.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) he, (b) the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence or (c) the National Commissioning Board will monitor progress towards...

      Bacterial Diseases: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department has provided for research into drug resistant bacterium in the latest period for which figures are available; which...

      Bisphenol A

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will commission a review of the health effects on children, pregnant women and cancer sufferers of low dose exposure to Bisphenol A.

      Bisphenol A

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to phase out the use of Bisphenol A from food and drink applications.

      Blood Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with ambulance trusts on steps to introduce screening for sepsis.

      Blood Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many ambulance trusts in England provide sepsis screening in ambulances.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of (a) the number of patients receiving drugs provided through the Cancer Drugs Fund and (b) the amount of funding...

      Carers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his strategy is for extending support to young carers over the next three years.

      Community Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent community nurses operating in the UK there have been in each year since May 1997.

      Drugs: Rehabilitation Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what means drug rehabilitation centres are regulated; and what steps his Department is taking to enforce the regulation of such centres.

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) he, (b) the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence or (c) the National Commissioning Board will monitor progress towards...

      Harrow Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much Harrow Primary Care Trust spent on consultancy services in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; how much it expects to spend in 2012-13; and if he will...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to introduce a comprehensive and instant patient survey system for the NHS using social media and mobile telephones for the...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether health commissioners are obliged to commission services to enable clinicians to follow National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what guidelines he has issued to the NHS to prevent the introduction of parking charges at hospitals for disabled patients; (2) what guidelines he...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has any plans to reintroduce the centralised collection of data on income from hospital car parks; and if he will make a statement.

      Knee Replacements: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average (a) number of operations and (b) waiting time was for patients attending North West London hospitals to have a new knee fitted in (i)...

      Food Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many instances of the sale of illegal meat there have been in each region in each of the last five years.

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department plans to take steps to clarify the legal framework for accessing patient data for medical research.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many new training places will be available for prospective midwives in the next 12 months.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of midwives needed in the future.

      Midwives: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vacancies there were for midwives at each NHS acute hospital in London in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make...

      Morecambe and Lunesdale: Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department has allocated to Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency since 2010.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 10 September 2012, Official Report, column 112W, on NHS: pay, if he will request that the Government Actuary's Department...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what role National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence quality standards will play in the assessment of NHS performance.

      North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients attended North West London Hospitals NHS Trust to have hernia surgery in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; what the average waiting time was...

      North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients attended North West London Hospitals NHS Trust to have gallstones removed in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; what the average waiting time...

      North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients attended North West London Hospitals NHS Trust to have (a) a new hip (b) a hysterectomy and (c) cataracts removed in (i) 2010-11 and...

      Ministerial Visits: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what ministerial visits to (a) the City of Nottingham and (b) Nottinghamshire have taken place since May 2010.

      Nurses: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) continence advisers and bladder and bowel specialist nurses and (b) multiple sclerosis specialist nurses in (i) Harrow Primary Care Trust,...

      Older People: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the findings of the report by the British Geriatrics Society on rehabilitation services for the elderly.

      Out-patients: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of hospital appointments have been missed in (a) Dartford constituency, (b) Kent and (c) the UK; and what estimate he has made of the cost...

      Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will review the procedures for track and trigger scoring system for acutely ill patients.

      Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what remedies a patient can seek when he or she has not been treated in accordance with clinical guidelines to his or her detriment.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the highest paid position is in (a) his Department and (b) his Department's agencies.

      Psychiatry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on recovered memory therapy of the outcome of the Carol Felstead case.

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on research and development in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and how much he plans to spend in (i)...

      Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff in his Department are on secondment from an external organisation; and in respect of each such member of staff, what the name is of the...

      Smoking: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS Stoptober campaign will cost.

      Social Workers: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will estimate the number of social work volunteer placements offered by local authorities in the latest period for which figures are...

      Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to ensure the widest possible engagement from stakeholders during the National Screening Committee consultation...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what media or public speaking training Ministers in his Department have received since May 2010.

      Tranquillisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health following the delegation of responsibility for his Department's programme of work on addiction to medicines to the National Treatment Agency (NTA), what...

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what processes his Department has put in place to deal with failing academy schools.

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many academy schools have closed in each of the last five years.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many academy schools are considered to be failing in (a) England and (b) the North West.

      Adoption and Fostering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the advice available to people considering the adoption or fostering of children of a different race to their own.

      Adoption: Grandparents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what financial support is available to grandparents who adopt their grandchildren; and if he will make a statement.

      Adoption: Harrogate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children were in foster care awaiting adoption in Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency in each of the last three years.

      Apprentices: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of apprenticeships created in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber since 2009.

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the (a) mean cost, (b) acquisition cost, (c) average refurbishment or rebuild cost and (d) average pupil capacity is of schools built under his...

      Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the trial workload weighting system currently being used by the Children and Family Court Advisory...

      Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of family court advisers employed by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) are working a...

      Carers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the number of carers under the age of 18 (a) nationally, (b) in North Yorkshire and (c) in Harrogate and...

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his Department's policy is on the (a) grant to and (b) use by registered charities of funding from his Department for the purposes of advocacy,...

      Child Abandonment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children under the age of five years old have been found abandoned by their parents in each of the last five years.

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what assessment he has made of the potential effect on local authorities' ability to provide the two-year-old offer of the removal of...

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the notional funding is within the Early Intervention Grant for the provision of free childcare for disadvantaged two-year-olds in each local...

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) whether in determining its options for extending child care to two-year-olds his Department has included any estimate of savings to be made from...

      Children: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effects on deaf children of reductions in local specialist services.

      Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to improve access for fathers to their children where parents are divorced or separated.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department issues to departments of social services on keeping siblings together when placing them with foster carers; and if he will...

      Free School Meals: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children in Birmingham, Hall Green constituency are registered for free school meals.

      Free School Meals: Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will bring forward proposals to introduce free school meals for disadvantaged 16 to 18-year-olds in further education and sixth-form colleges.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what provision for physical education free schools are required to provide for pupils.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many pupil vacancies there are in free schools in (a) London and (b) England; (2) what proportion of free schools opening in (a) 2011 and...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many head teachers of free schools have the National Professional Qualification for Headship.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate his Department has made of the value for money per pupil spend in free schools in England.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the pupil capacity is for each open free school.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what the acquisition costs were for (a) land and (b) premises of each open free school; (2) what the refurbishment and build costs were for each...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will publish the number of pupils on roll for each open free school.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what arrangements govern the sale of food or drink items in free schools.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the potential effect on social mobility in (a) Bethnal Green and Bow, (b) Tower Hamlets and (c) nationally of his...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effect of his proposed reforms to GCSEs on the proportion of students studying (a) design and technology, (b) art,...

      GCSE: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the oral answer of 3 September 2012, Official Report, columns 8-9, on GCSEs, if he will place in the Library copies of all letters, emails,...

      GCSE: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils took (a) GCSE English or English language wholly or partly at the foundation tier and (b) GCSE English or English language entirely at...

      GCSE: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils achieved GCSE English or English Language at each grade at each secondary school in England and Wales (1) in (a) January 2011 and (b)...

      Health Education: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what provision he has put in place in maintained schools to provide awareness of diabetes.

      King's Priory Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will place in the Library a copy of the expression of interest document made by the Woodward Trust in support of its application for academy...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 3 September 2012, Official Report, column 997W, on electronic communication, whether he or his Department receive an itemised...

      Morecambe and Lunesdale: Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department has allocated to Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency since 2010.

      Ministerial Visits: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what ministerial visits to (a) the City of Nottingham and (b) Nottinghamshire have taken place since May 2010.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department used the Olympic Route Network for travel for official purposes during the London 2012...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the highest paid position is in (a) his Department and (b) his Department's agencies.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 4 September 2012, Official Report, column 316W, on pre-school education, what assessment he has made of the effect on schools...

      Pre-school Education: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations his Department has received on the Ofsted requirement to include an IT component in nursery education provision; and if he will...

      Primary Education: Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what definition his Department uses for a failing primary school in respect of a decision to impose academy status; (2) how many schools have...

      Primary Education: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to assist Peterborough City Council in the provision of school places in the primary sector in respect of children...

      Programme for International Student Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the usefulness of the Programme for International Student Assessment league tables; and if he will make a statement.

      Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what the student turnover rates were in each (a) local authority and (b) (i) primary and (ii) secondary school in the latest period for which...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much each school in Thurrock constituency received in funding from the pupil premium in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and how much they will receive...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent on research and development in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and how much he plans to spend in...

      Schools: Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has (1) made an assessment of the extent of school playing field sales since the establishment of the School Playing Fields Advisory Panel...

      Schools: Arson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many instances there were of arson on school premises in each of the last five years.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consideration he has given to introducing a national audit of asbestos in school buildings.

      Schools: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) teachers and (b) other school staff in each region have been injured as a result of assault while on duty in each of the last three years.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2012, Official Report, column 43W, on schools: finance, (1) how many of the (a) primary and (b) secondary schools...

      Schools: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on what occasions (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) his special advisers or officials have met John Vincent or Henry Dimbleby to discuss...

      Schools: National Anthems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make it his policy that children in all schools in England are taught the National Anthem.

      Schools: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many inspections were undertaken by Ofsted in North Yorkshire in each of the last three years; and how many ratings were given in each category in...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effect of School Sports Partnerships in increasing participation of primary school pupils in competitive sports.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what financial commitment to the School Games his Department has made after summer 2013; (2) what support his Department is giving to promote...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to promote disability sport participation in schools beyond summer 2013.

      Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the (a) name, (b) URN, (c) establishment number, (d) establishment type, (e) Government office region, (f) local authority and (g) pupil headcount...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have had with local authorities who have reported a...

      Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of deaf young people needing specialist educational support following the raising of the participation age; and...

      Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how funding for specialist resource provisions for (a) deaf children and (b) other children with low incidence needs, will be protected from...

      Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how specialist support for deaf children who require occasional or regular specialist educational support from a peripatetic teacher of the deaf will...

      Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many officials in his Department work on delivering policies for sport as part of education, or any other policies relating to sport; and how much...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the typical annual pension a retired teacher will receive after 30 years service under (a) the current and (b) his...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what comparison he has made of the pension that could be received after 30 years service by a (a) teacher on a typical career path under the current...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to attract high quality graduates into teaching.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what media or public speaking training Ministers in his Department have received since May 2010.

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much he and his private office spent on (a) first, (b) club or business and (c) economy air travel in the last 12 months.

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the number of young people not in employment, education or training in (a) Woking constituency and...

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what the percentage change was in outturn spending on local authority youth services in real terms in each local authority in England and Wales...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library copies of all the responses to his consultation on council tax benefit.

    • Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many empty homes have been brought back into use since May 2010.

      Empty Property: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the number of empty (a) business and (b) residential properties in (i) Tameside and (ii)...

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many acres of land (a) were awarded green belt status and (b) had green belt status removed in (i) Kent and (ii) England in...

      Honours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department holds on the (a) number and (b) level of honours awarded for services to (i) cricket, (ii)...

      Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 14 September 2012, Official Report, column 414W, on housing: Greater London, if he will publish the...

      Chatsworth Gardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what recent representations his Department has received regarding the regeneration of Chatsworth Gardens in Morecambe; and...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many times the websites howtocorp.com, howtocorphelp.com and warriorforum.com have been accessed by computers at his...

      Listed Buildings: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions his Department has had with HM Treasury on removing full rate VAT on alterations to listed buildings...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what written representations he has received from local authorities which received transitional funding from 2010 to 2012 on...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consideration he has given to extending business rate retention to include low-carbon energy projects.

      Non-domestic Rates: Surrey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many businesses qualify for small business rate relief in (a) Woking constituency and (b) Surrey.

      Ministerial Visits: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what ministerial visits to (a) the city of Nottingham and (b) Nottinghamshire have taken place since May 2010.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if his Department will take steps to ensure that any future policy on business rate retention will include provision for those...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if his Department will take steps to ensure that any future policy on business rate retention for new nuclear power allows for...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make it his policy to require the Planning Inspectorate to take account of emerging local development plans when...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if he will make it his policy to instruct the Planning Inspectorate to end its commitment to increase five year land...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will take steps to allow planning authorities to bring forward local development plans to examination in public prior to...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make it his policy to instruct the Planning Inspectorate to take account of housing needs assessments conducted on...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what expenditure on procurement his Department has contracted to (a) small, (b) medium-sized and (c) large businesses in each...

      Regeneration: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much Lancaster City Council has received from his Department for regeneration in the West End District of Morecambe in...

      Regeneration: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has undertaken any performance management reviews to consider whether money spent on regeneration in the...

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the total value of assets was of the regional development agencies sold since 2010.

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the annual cost is of current leases held formerly by regional development agencies and not re-assigned to local enterprise...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress he is making on the abolition of regional spatial strategies.

      Regional Resilience Forums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on regional resilience forums and their role in responding to level 1 incidents; and if he will make a statement.

      Renewable Energy: Norfolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the oral answer of 17 September 2012, Official Report, column 634, on waste to energy plants, which statutory bodies...

      Riots Communities and Victims Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 13 September 2012, Official Report, column 311W, on the Riots Communities and Victims Panel, when he...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what media or public speaking training Ministers in his Department have received since May 2010.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make it his policy that planning permission granted to people on the basis that they are Travellers, is granted...

      Urban Areas: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) advice and (b) resources his Department plans to provide to local authorities on the regeneration of town centres.

  • Transport

    • Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to (a) identify options, within the EU legislative framework, to ensure that slots at congested airports are used...

    • Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether the relevant trades unions representing airline pilots in the UK have agreed to the implementation of the new rules on flight time...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has discussed the sustainability of biofuels used in transport fuel with the EU Commissioners for Energy and the Environment.

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether local authorities pursuing Quality Contracts for bus services will be eligible for funding from the Better Bus Area Fund.

      DVLA: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what costs his Department will incur in respect of redundancy for the 39 DVLA offices that are scheduled to close; and what proportion of such costs...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what consideration the independent commission on aviation chaired by Sir Howard Davies will give to meeting EU air quality standards at Heathrow...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation would be required to bring into operation a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the number of people resident within the boundaries of the 57-decibel contour at Heathrow.

      Heathrow Airport: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) business and (b) tourist passengers arrived at Heathrow on night quota period flights in the latest period for which figures are available.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when (a) he and (b) his predecessor last met the Secretary of State for Wales to discuss the route for High Speed 2.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what liaison and consultation his Department has undertaken with the Wales Office on the evaluation of the route for High Speed 2.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what account his Department took of the European Commission's requirement for transport intermodality in determining the route choice for High Speed 2.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what account his Department took of available capacity on the West Coast Main Line when formulating proposals for High Speed 2.

      London Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the extent of spare capacity at (a) London Oxford and (b) London Southend airports.

      Morecambe and Lunesdale: Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding his Department has allocated to Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency since 2010.

      Motor Vehicles: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 17 September 2012, Official Report, column 519W, on motor vehicles: disability, what assessment he has made of the issues...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the effect on (a) life expectancy and (b) premature deaths avoided of action taken to implement (1) the EU...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions his officials have had with Co-operative Insurance and Insure The Box on smart box technology.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with the Association of British Insurers on how to reduce insurance premiums for...

      Ministerial Visits: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what ministerial visits to (a) the City of Nottingham and (b) Nottinghamshire have taken place since May 2010.

      Passenger Ships: Disabled People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether cruise liners are exempt from the requirement of EU Regulation 1177/2010 that disabled people should be able to be accompanied by their carer...

      Public Transport: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has to utilise (a) smart cards and (b) other new technologies to improve the quality of public transport services.

      Railway Stations: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many railway stations in Greater London are served by fewer than four trains per hour throughout the day; and which operating company is...

      Railways: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 July 2012, Official Report, columns 113-4WS, whether investment in increased rail capacity for...

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 11 September 2012, Official Report, column 130W, on third sector, what discussions he has had with EU counterparts on...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on research and development in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and how much he plans to spend in...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of UK seafarers were employed on (a) tonnage tax or (b) non-tonnage tax ships in each year since 2001-02.

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many UK seafarer (a) ratings and (b) officers there were in each year since 1982.

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many UK seafarer (a) ratings tax and (b) officers served in the merchant navy in each year since 1982.

      Skipton-Colne Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the economic benefits of re-opening the Colne-Skipton railway line.

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on local parish councils in co-operation with their local police constabulary introducing average speed cameras and using proceeds...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what media or public speaking training Ministers in his Department have received since May 2010.

      Transport: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the Committee on Climate Change's report, Scope of carbon budgets—Statutory advice on inclusion of international aviation and...

      West Anglia Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of likely passenger growth on the West Anglia mainline up to 2016.

      West Anglia Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress has been made on investment in infrastructure on the West Anglia Main Line.

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many officials in his Department are working on the franchise arrangements for the West Coast Main Line; and what has been the cost of negotiations...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to improve skills capability for electronics design in engineering and manufacturing; and if he will make...

    • Aerospace Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to help small and medium-sized enterprises in the aerospace industry export to fast-growing markets.

      Apprentices: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people have undertaken a Level 3 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics apprenticeship in Peterborough...

      Breast Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of public funding of cancer research is spent on identifying the causes of breast cancer.

      British Antarctic Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the Natural Environment Research Council report on the future of the British Antarctic Survey; and...

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his Department's definition is of the small and medium-sized business sector.

      Business: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of small and medium-sized businesses who have had (a) an overdraft or (b) a business loan...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what steps the Government is taking to reduce the amount of red tape; (2) how his Department intends to reduce red tape...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the British Chambers of Commerce's Report, entitled Red Tape Challenged?.

      Electric Cables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the effect of imports of counterfeit or falsely marked foreign electrical cable on employment levels in the UK...

      Fossil Fuels: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 17 July 2012, Official Report, columns 115-16WS, on green technologies (UKTI and...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will bring forward legislative proposals to bring commercial for-profit universities within the scope of the Freedom of...

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the UK's primary exports are to India.

      Industry: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 16 July 2012, Official Report, column 576W, on industry: Scotland, what recent discussions have taken...

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what permits and licences his Department and its public bodies issue to businesses.

      London Metropolitan University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many overseas students at London Metropolitan University he expects to apply for help from the fund set up to support them.

      London Metropolitan University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the likely average payment per student from the fund set up to help overseas students at London...

      London Metropolitan University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students affected by the decision to revoke London Metropolitan University's highly trusted status have gained a place...

      London Metropolitan University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what methodology informed the Government's decision to establish a fund to help overseas students at London Metropolitan...

      London Metropolitan University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 17 September 2012, Official Report, column 517W, on London Metropolitan University, how many students...

      London Metropolitan University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 17 September 2012, Official Report, column 517W, on London Metropolitan University, how many non-EU...

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the findings in the report The route to growth from EEF; and if he will make a statement.

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to lower the cost of doing business for (a) British industry and (b) the manufacturing sector.

      Manufacturing Industries: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to assist manufacturing companies wishing to enter a new market.

      Departmental Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on what dates (a) he, (b) his Ministers and (c) senior officials in his Department met representatives of (i) Bridgepoint, (ii)...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of times an accommodation offset was deducted by an employer from an employee’s...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has invested in supporting UK car manufacturers develop green and hybrid car technologies in the last...

      New Businesses: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 16 July 2012, Official Report, column 573W, on business: Government assistance, how many (a)...

      Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many EU citizens from other member states enrolled at UK universities to study as an undergraduate in each of the last five years.

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to work with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to assist British companies wishing to...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of his Department and its agencies' procurement contracts were won by small and medium-sized businesses in (a)...

      Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what evidence his Department gathered on the potential direct benefits to business in advance of taking the decision to consult...

      Regional Growth Fund: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been spent by the regional growth fund in (a) the North West and (b) Warrington since its launch; how many jobs have...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on research and development in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and how much...

      Social Enterprises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many visits he has made to social enterprises since May 2010; (2) how many meetings he has attended with...

      Social Enterprises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department has taken to support the growth of social enterprises.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students originally studying at commercial for-profit universities had informed the Student Loans Company they had (a)...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate the Student Loans Company has made of the number of students in receipt of loans who will be studying at commercial...

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to his Department's Better Regulation guidelines for consultations, whether his Department indicated either orally...

  • House of Lords

    • Alcohol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will update their estimates of the cost of alcohol-related harm to the National Health Service.

    • Aviation: Remotely Piloted Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what United Kingdom aircraft legislation currently in place addresses the use and ownership of drones; and whether they have plans to create new powers or laws to...

      Banking: Fund Managers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Written Answer by Lord Sassoon (HL2230), whether there is any evidence that fund managers contributed to the financial crisis and any basis for...

      Banks: Northern Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals there are for the issue of sterling currency notes by the Danske Bank in Northern Ireland following the sale of Northern Bank; and whether the...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether claimants will have an automatic right to a copy of their assessment for employment support allowance, disability living allowance and the forthcoming...

      Business Ambassadors Network

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding the Business Ambassadors Network has received each year since its establishment; and how much of this has been spent on travel and accommodation...

      Civil Service: Letters of Direction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many letters of direction have been issued by Ministers to accounting officers since December 2011; and by which departments.

      Economy: Growth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will encourage private companies to promote growth and consumer demand.

      Education: GCSEs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of Ofqual's report GCSE Awards 2012: A Regulatory Report, what is the relationship, if any, between statistical adjustment in pursuit of comparable...

      Elections: Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that electors in the Armed Forces have the personal details and policy proposals of all candidates in the elections for police and crime...

      Elections: Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that all electors, and in particular those without internet access, have the personal details and policy proposals of all candidates in the...

      Elections: Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the cost of printing and mailing a poll card to every elector in the United Kingdom for the election of police and crime commissioners.

      Employment: Jobseekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the number of telephone lines available for use by jobseekers in the Kings Heath Job Centre has been reduced. To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment...

      EU: Design for Growth and Prosperity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take in response to the recommendations of the European Design Leadership Board in its report on Design for Growth and Prosperity.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make it mandatory for health, education and social service professionals to report knowledge or suspicion of female genital mutilation and...

      Government Procurement Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was spent by public sector organisations under the Government Procurement Service's Legal Services Framework Agreement in 2011; and what proportion that...

      Health: Prosthetics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in implementing the recommendations contained in the report by Dr Andrew Murrison A Better Deal for Military Amputees in respect of...

      Housing and Growth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Hanham on 24 September (WS 89-95), when they will introduce legislation to allow developers of sites which are...

      Housing: Private Rented Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will regulate landlords and letting agents, in the light of the increase in the number of young people unable to afford a deposit to buy a home; and,...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 11 June 2012 (WA 204), whether they regard as valid travel documents for entry to the United Kingdom passports...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is any differentiation in rules for entry to the United Kingdom between (1) Israelis who have illegally settled on land in the West Bank...

      Immigration: Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the forecast trend in waiting times over the next 12 months for foreign nationals at Border Force checkpoints at London Heathrow Terminal 4.

      Isles of Scilly: Helicopter Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on which days during the period 1 October 2011 to 31 March 2012 one or more helicopter or fixed wing air services to the Isles of Scilly were cancelled or delayed...

      Malaria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to assist in the eradication of malaria; and what resources they have donated in each of the past five years towards the achievement of...

      Malaria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of global progress towards the eradication of malaria.

      Malaria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of malaria on education, productivity and economic performance in developing countries.

      Mexico

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the position of journalists and women's rights activists in Mexico such as Lydia Cacho.

      National Parks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will announce how they plan to take forward Natural England's recommendation in September 2011 to extend the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National...

      Office for Budget Responsibility: Output Forecasts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they use the output forecasts of the Office for Budget Responsibility as the basis for fiscal planning.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Department for International Development is taking to introduce criteria for the allocation of funding support on the basis of targets for progress...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the Department for International Development project-specific and earmarked funding for the United Nations Population Fund in (1) 2008-09, (2) 2009-10,...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the Department for International Development's bilateral spending on reproductive health and family planning in (1) 2008-09, (2) 2009-10, (3) 2010-11, and...

      Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what parliamentary approval is required for the implementation of their proposed relaxation of planning controls, particularly in so far as they affect domestic...

      Railways: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 19 July (WA 83-4), whether the subsidy paid and premia received figures quoted include revenue support paid under...

      Railways: Intercity Express Trains

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total real cash value of the Intercity Express Project contract over the 27.5 year period; and what will be the estimated annual payment, at 2012...

      Remploy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the Paralympics, they will reconsider their decision to close certain Remploy factories.

      Roads: M5

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research they have undertaken regarding the impact on congestion around Junction 12 of the M5 Motorway of the proposed construction of a 190,000-ton capacity...

      Schools: Catholic Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether residents of local authorities have a right to decline a place for their children at any existing or new primary or secondary school in the authority area...

      Schools: Value for Money

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial obligations a local education authority is under to ensure that any capital or revenue expenditure from public funds that it commits to the...

      Sport: Legacies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they will give to the British Olympic Association 21st Century Legacy campaign, led by Dr David Hemery.

      Transport: Dangerous Goods Enforcement Notices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Dangerous Goods Enforcement Notices have been issued by the Health and Safety Executive or the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek to ensure that the World Bank refrains from assisting Zimbabwe to restructure its debt unless that country complies with the mandatory...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government by what date the referendum on the Zimbabwe constitution needs to be held under the specified criteria, in order that Zimbabwe should be treated as eligible for...

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