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Written answers

Thursday, 18 October 2012

  • Northern Ireland

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many apprentices working in her Department are (a) paid and (b) completing a qualification as part of their apprenticeship.

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) paid apprentices and (b) paid interns are employed in her Department.

      Gerry McGeough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment she has made of the imprisonment of Gerry McGeough; what recent reports she has received on his health; and if she will make a...

      Marion Price

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment she has made of the imprisonment of Marion Price; what recent reports she has received on her health; and if she will make a...

      Peace 4 Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the allocation of funds to the implementation of the Peace 4...

      Training

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

  • Attorney-General

    • Crown Prosecution Service: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Attorney-General what assessment he has made of the (a) best and (b) worst aspects of the performances of the Crown Prosecution Service in Northamptonshire; and what steps he intends...

    • Harassment

      To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions the Crown Prosecution Service have brought under section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986 in each of the last five years.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Attorney-General what his policy is on prosecutions in criminal cases relating to human trafficking.

  • Prime Minister

    • G8

      To ask the Prime Minister whether the (a) date and (b) location for the G8 summit 2013 has been decided; and if he will publish them.

    • Irvine Patnick

      To ask the Prime Minister for how long the then hon. Member for Sheffield, Hallam accompanied the then Prime Minister and her press officer in Sheffield on 16 April 1989.

  • Leader of the House

  • Defence

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to reply to the letter of 26 May 2012 from the hon. Member from Bridgend, reference MM/JH/26/07/2012.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) paid apprentices and (b) paid interns are employed by the Government Equalities Office.

    • Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints his Department received in relation to Atos Healthcare in (a) 2008, (b) 2009, (c) 2010, (d) 2011 and (e) 2012 to date.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential effects of changes to housing benefit on the operation of sheltered housing.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what provision he has made for persons leaving care as part of any restriction on the payment of housing benefit to claimants under the age of 25.

      Housing Benefit: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much discretionary housing payment funding has been allocated to Ashfield for 2012-13.

      Housing Benefit: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Coventry and (b) the west midlands are expected to receive a reduction to their housing benefit due to the...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Ministerial Visits: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what ministerial visits to (a) the City of Nottingham and (b) Nottinghamshire have taken place since May 2010.

    • Privy Council

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the name is of each Member of each House of Parliament recommended for appointment to the Privy Council since May 2010; and on what basis each such...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the average number of people applying for each apprenticeship vacancy in Warrington was in each of the last five years.

    • Business: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on allegations that small businesses in (a) Barnsley...

      Companies: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make it his policy to include grievance mechanisms in the duty to report on bodies listed under the Companies Act 2006.

      Employer Ownership Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills further to his announcement regarding the successful first round bidders to the employer ownership pilot made by his Department...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 6 September 2012, Official Report, columns 27-8WS, for what reasons each of the...

      Skills Funding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 20 December 2011, official report, column 148WS, on skills funding and the...

      Trade: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for what reason records of trade between Scotland and other parts of the UK are recorded, but not of Wales and other parts of the...

  • Treasury

    • Morecambe and Lunesdale: Funding

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what funding his Department has allocated to Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency since 2010.

    • Ministerial Visits: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what ministerial visits to (a) the City of Nottingham and (b) Nottinghamshire have taken place since May 2010.

      Research

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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)...

      Research and Development Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the monetary value is of the research and development tax credits allocated to each sector in each of the last three years; and which 10 companies were...

      Taxation: Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the financial effect on UK refineries of the removal of levy exemption certificates.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 13 September 2012, Official Report, columns 304-5W, on council tax, what assumptions about collection...

    • Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the likely council tax benefit subsidy reduction in each local authority area in the next financial...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to respond to Malvern Hills district council's bid to the Weekly Collection Support Scheme.

      Electric Cables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of electrical fires caused by counterfeit or falsely marked electrical cabling in each...

      Empty Property: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities in England charge 100% council tax for empty properties that have been vacant for over six months;...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations he has received on (a) Regis Group and (b) Thorpe Bay Estates.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to announce details of grants to local authorities for 2013-14.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what modelling his Department has undertaken on the likely level of local authority reserves over the next 10 years; and if he...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will reinstate the Environmental, Protective and Cultural Services county sparsity indicator in the relative needs formulae.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research his Department has carried out on the significance of population sparsity on the cost of delivering services in...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many times he has exercised his reserve power under the Planning Act 1990 to call in particular groups of applications and...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department holds on how many (a) planning officers and (b) other staff worked in each local authority...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 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 Rented Housing: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) one, (b) two and (c) three bedroom homes for social rent there are in (i) Coventry and (ii) the West Midlands.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what modelling his Department has undertaken on (a) the likely change in demand for adult social care over the next 10 years and...

  • Scotland

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many apprentices working in his Department are (a) paid and (b) completing a qualification as part of the apprenticeship.

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many (a) paid apprentices and (b) paid interns are employed in his Department.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what estimate he has made of the potential cost to the Scottish economy of the time taken to establish a 4G mobile telecommunications network in...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government regarding access to broadband in rural areas; (2) what recent correspondence he...

  • Home Department

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the likely number of antisocial behaviour-related crimes which are not reported to the relevant (a)...

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the levels of domestic violence reported by (a) migrants and (b) British nationals were in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the number of drug dealers operating in (a) the Enfield North constituency, (b) London and (c) England.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-UK EU nationals have been resident in the UK for (a) less than three months, (b) between three and six months, (c) between six...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of non-UK EU nationals resident in the UK who are aged (a) 50 to 55, (b) 55 to 60, (c) 60 to 65, (d)...

      Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many known people were involved in organised crime in each of the last five years in each region; and if she will make a statement;...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Gypsy and Traveller liaison officers are employed in each police force in England and Wales.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Scottish Police Federation on the potential effect of police pension reform in England and Wales on...

      Squatting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will estimate the total cost of policing for dealing with squatters in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, (iii) 2009, (iv) 2010 and (v) 2011.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of policing the badger cull trials for which licences have...

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much money his Department and its agencies have allocated for the vaccination of badgers in (a) the two pilot cull areas...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many badgers in (a) each of the two pilot cull areas and (b) the two kilometre ring surrounding each cull area have been...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff of his Department and its agencies have been assigned to visit badger cull areas to take DNA samples and...

      Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what plans his Department has to introduce compulsory microchipping for all dogs; (2) when his Department intends to...

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps he is taking to ensure farmed ducks are provided with bathing water; (2) whether he plans to bring forward...

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many water companies operate social tariffs; and what the name is of each water company without a social tariff.

      Wheat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of wheat yields in the UK; and whether he has made any assessment of the causes of any...

  • Transport

    • A1

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will meet the Transport Minister in the Scottish Government to discuss the A1 road.

    • Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding he has allocated to improve railway stations.

      Airport Authority Act 1966

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on the amendment or repeal of the Airport Authority Act 1966.

      Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with Sir Howard Davies on the likely workload of the independent commission on options for future UK hub airport capacity...

      Association of British Insurers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many times (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have met representatives from the Association of British Insurers in the last 12 months.

      Aviation: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will bring forward a national policy statement on aviation capacity in the south-east.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of (a) local authority and (b) privately-run bus services in England outside of London that have been (i)...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many local transport authorities are currently taking the legal steps required to introduce a Quality Contract for local bus services; (2)...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what additional (a) regulatory powers and (b) funding for local authorities are proposed under the Better Bus Areas policy.

      Bus Services: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding his Department has contributed to bus-based rapid transit in Greater Bristol; and what such funding has been allocated to (a) Long Ashton...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what contact or correspondence his Department has made of respondents to the High Speed 2 consultation run by Dialogue by Design; whose contribution...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make it his policy to undertake full checks of the process and quality assurance of every aspect of the HS2 project.

      Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many times (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have met representatives of individual insurance companies in the last 12 months.

      Land Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with the European Commission on the introduction of indirect land use change factors into the Renewable Energy...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many new passing loops have been added to the rail network in each of the last 10 years.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the average cost of introducing a passing loop on the rail network.

      Railways: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make an assessment of the potential cost of extending the armed forces rail card scheme to veterans; and if he will make a statement.

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress his Department has made in delivering the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband Delivery UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many full-time equivalent staff there were in Broadband Delivery UK in each quarter since May 2010.

    • Broadband: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether she has had recent discussions on the broadband speed of constituency offices for hon. Members.

      Broadband: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what progress her Department has made on its commitment for 90% of Nottinghamshire premises to have at least 24 mbps broadband...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent estimate she has made of the number of (a) people and (b) households in (i) the South East, (ii) East Sussex and...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many full-time equivalent staff there were in her Department in each quarter since May 2010.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many apprentices working in his Department are (a) paid and (b) completing a qualification as part of the apprenticeship.

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) paid apprentices and (b) paid interns are employed in his Department.

      British Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will consider the merits of nationalising British Gas.

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the total electricity demand within the UK; and what his estimate is of the likely level of such demand in...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what constraint payments are; and how much has been paid in respect of such payments in each of the last five years.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to encourage the manufacture of smart meters in the UK.

      Heating Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate how many households are living off-grid by (a) constituency and (b) local authority.

      Heating Oil: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the average annual heating oil fuel bill in North West Durham constituency in each of the last five years.

      Heating: Pipelines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what arrangements are in place to permit the burying of district heating pipes in the streets for combined heat and power and district...

  • Health

    • Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish his Department's annual report and accounts for 2011-12.

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many apprentices working in his Department are (a) paid and (b) completing a qualification as part of the apprenticeship.

      Brain Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent from the public purse on brain cancer research in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012 to date.

      Brain Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to improve early diagnosis rates of persons with brain cancer.

      Caesarean Sections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many Caesarean sections were carried out in the NHS in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on funding for the development of extra care accommodation;...

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many fatalities were caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in each of the last five years; and how many and what proportion of such cases...

      Drugs: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on the implementation of value-based pricing in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      Hazardous Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS personnel are currently trained to (a) treat and (b) decontaminate patients contaminated with chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear...

      Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many staff will be employed by the (a) Harrow and (b) Brent clinical commissioning groups; and if he will make a statement; (2) how many staff...

      Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS personnel are currently trained to deal with patients with hazardous infections.

      Infectious Diseases: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many high security isolation beds suitable for patients with hazardous infections are available (a) within the NHS and (b) within any non-NHS organisation.

      London Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many trained staff employed by the London Ambulance Service were available to respond to 999 calls on 30 September (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012;...

      NHS: Independent Reconfiguration Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS service reconfigurations he has referred from local health overview and scrutiny committees to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel since...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average salary was of an NHS (a) nurse, (b) midwife and (c) health visitor in (i) the latest period for which figures are available and (ii) each...

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to commission an evaluation of the first phase of the Any Qualified Provider programme.

      NHS: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what incentives his Department has established for clinicians to undertake research.

      North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust over its decision to issue HR1 forms to its employees.

      Paramedics: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many paramedics in (a) England, (b) the east midlands, (c) Nottinghamshire and (d) Ashfield constituency were injured as a result of assaults while on...

      Patients: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many incidents recorded in the National Patient Safety Agency's National Reporting and Learning System were classified as “never events”...

      Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will ensure that the four reports commissioned through the Government's Health Technology Assessment Programme that found screening to be more...

      Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what consideration he has given to introducing a pilot antenatal screening programme for group B streptococcus; and what the estimated cost would...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent studies his Department has conducted into the potential risks to staff of his Department and their families from...

    • British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the establishment of marine protected areas in the Overseas Territories.

      Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent consideration the Eminent Persons' Group of the Commonwealth Heads of Government has given to the maximising of...

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the (a) political and (b) human rights situation in Ethiopia; and what plans he has to...

      Gambia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions the Government has had with the President of Gambia, and his officials on the execution of death row prisoners...

      Huawei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the appropriateness of operations in Britain of Huawei.

  • Justice

    • Driving Under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) men and (b) women were (i) convicted and (ii) served a custodial sentence for drink driving offences in each police authority in each year...

    • Prisoners: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost per (a) prisoner and (b) place in (i) privately and (ii) publicly run prisons in 2012-13.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the total planned budget for (a) privately and (b) publicly run prisons is in 2012-13; (2) what the total budget was for (a) privately and...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the occupancy rate was for each prison as a percentage of population to in-use certified normal accommodation on 30 September 2012.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the direct resource outturn was for each prison in 2011-12.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) meetings and (b) correspondence his Department has had with the Department for Transport to discuss the effect on road users of the operation of...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will undertake a review of sentencing guidelines for incidents involving road users, similar to that conducted for assault cases to ensure that the...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will send a representative of his Department to attend the next meeting of the Department for Transport's Cycle Safety Forum to discuss undertaking...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to respond to British Cycling's correspondence of 1 June 2012 requesting a review of the criminal justice system so that it better protects...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Advisory Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) when he expects to announce details of the Advice Services Fund for England for 2013-14; and if he will make a statement; (2) when he plans to...

    • Big Society Capital

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what grants or loans Big Society Capital has made to youth-focussed projects since its inception.

      Civil Servants: Redundancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many civil servants were made redundant and re-employed as a consultant for the civil service in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007, (d) 2008, (e) 2009,...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent steps the Government has taken to conquer threats in cyberspace; and if he will make a statement.

      Lone Parents

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many single parents were (a) in employment and (b) unemployed in (i) Ashfield constituency, (ii) Nottinghamshire, (iii) the East Midlands and (iv)...

      Child Care

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many childcare places his Department provides on its estate; what the cost is of providing such places; how many such places his Department provided...

      Population

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of the increase in the UK population between 2001 and 2011, as reported in the recent census, was due to net foreign immigration in that...

      Population: Sussex

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office by what proportion the over 85 years population in (a) Mid Sussex and (b) West Sussex is forecast to rise over the next 20 years.

      Public Services Network

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of whether service providers for the Public Services Network will achieve certification for all services in this financial year.

      Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what media or public speaking training Ministers in his Department have received since May 2010.

      Unemployment: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) two parent non-working families and (b) single parent non-working families in (i)...

  • House of Lords

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what procedures are in place to ensure that Department for International Development-funded medical services for women and girls impregnated by rape in armed...

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any of the humanitarian entities funded by the United Kingdom to provide medical services for victims of rape in armed conflict keep their United Kingdom...

      Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Warsi on 24 September (WS 126-7), how many Helmandis to whom United Kingdom aid has delivered technical and...

      Aviation: Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which airlines previously banned from operating flights to the United Kingdom having failed to meet International Civil Aviation Organisation requirements have...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the Department for Communities and Local Government research budget; and how it is being spent.

      Disabled People: Blue Badges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform the Blue Badge scheme .

      Energy: Renewables Obligation Certificates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 8 October (WA 405), what plans they have to ensure renewable transport fuel obligation certificates are issued in...

      Eritrea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what examination the European Union has made of the spending of the €122 million budgeted for Eritrea for 2009 to 2012; and what amounts have been refunded...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of child marriage on the international community's progress towards meeting the millennium development goals. To ask...

      Government Departments: Overseas Offices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 24 September (WA 250), why it is necessary for the Department for International Development to maintain an...

      Haqqani Network

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering proscribing the Haqqani network as a terrorist organisation following the decision of the Government of the United States to do so.

      Health: Family Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the estimate by Dr Saifuddin Ahmed and others (The Lancet, 14 July 2012) that satisfying unmet need for contraception could...

      Housing: Private Rented Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in respect of the affordability of rents in the private rented sector.

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in how many missions to Libya by United Kingdom forces during recent conflict bombs were released and exploded; what were the types of targets and weights of...

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the Office for Budget Responsibility to review its assumption of 0.6 for the fiscal multiplier, in the light of the International Monetary...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding annually is given by the United Kingdom to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to provide humanitarian services for wounded and...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they take in funding humanitarian aid for women and girls raped in armed conflict to ensure that the funding complies with the non-discrimination...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 24 September (WA 273-74), whether the Department for International Development's bilateral spend on...

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to hold consultative meetings with Deutsche Bahn, SNCF, RENFE and FS-Italia to share technical advice on the development of HS2.

      Railways: Passenger Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of their research, Public Attitudes Towards Train Services, published on 27 September, whether there is any overlap of research into railway...

      Rape

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they treat women and girls made pregnant through rape in armed conflict as victims of torture within the scope of the United Nations Convention Against...

      Roads: High Visibility Jackets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the use of high visibility safety jackets by motorists suffering breakdowns on busy roads and motorways; and what assessment they have made of...

      Roads: Unnumbered Junctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 9 October (WA 417-8), why the road junctions listed are unnumbered.

      Rwanda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 24 September (WA 384), whether the Department for International Development has undertaken a study into...

      Severe Winter Weather

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of local government contingency arrangements to minimise traffic disruption in the event of unusually adverse weather conditions this winter.

      Severe Winter Weather

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have made to ensure that the United Kingdom's transport system is able to cope with challenging weather conditions this winter.

      Shipping: Ship-to-Ship Transfers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the operation of ship-to-ship transfers of oil off the coast of Southwold, Suffolk, and whether there have been any Marine and...

      Sport: Aston Arena

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to ensure that the Homes and Community Agency will enable the Aston Arena on the Serpentine Site in Birmingham to be retained for...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider that the resources available for meeting the needs of Syrian refugees and displaced people are adequate; and, if not, what action they will...

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