Written answers

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

  • Attorney-General

    • Burglary

      To ask the Attorney-General how many successful prosecutions there were for burglary in Northamptonshire in each of the last five years.

    • Internet

      To ask the Attorney-General what assessment he has made of the level of public understanding of the legal framework applicable to the internet.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will review the effectiveness of the revised Codes of Practice of the trade associations representing the payday and...

    • New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from which budget funding for his Entrepreneurs and Education Programme has been allocated.

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what benchmarks and targets (a) he and (b) his officials have set for his Entrepreneurs and Education Programme.

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many entrepreneurs he expects to receive support from his Entrepreneurs and Education Programme.

      South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of its trade support service amongst small and medium-sized businesses in...

      South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the extent to which new start-ups have contributed to economic growth in the South East.

      World War II: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Hertford and Stortford of 3 February 2011, Official Report, column 938W, on...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Business Appointments Advisory Committee

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments has raised any concerns with Ministers regarding commercial employment contracts agreed by...

    • Commissioning Academy Programme

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what steps he has taken to integrate social value into his Commissioning Academy programme; (2) when he plans to publish guidance for public...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what affordable housing has been built in each of the last five years.

    • Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on the costs they will incur if they have to carry out new...

      Family Intervention Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the change in spending on family intervention programmes in each local authority area since May 2010.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to an email about a licensed developer scheme for local planning proposals from the hon. Member's constituent,...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people have taken advantage of the right to buy scheme in each of the last five years.

      Right to Buy Scheme: Havering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people in the London borough of Havering have taken advantage of the right-to-buy scheme in each of the last five years.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • BBC Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions she, her Ministers and her officials had with Lord Patten, Chairman of the BBC Trust, between 1 October 2012...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when she expects to receive state aid clearance from the European Commission for her Department's local broadband projects.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport with reference to her Department's press notice of 21 February 2012, whether she has contingency funds available if funding is...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when she plans to publish full details of compensation schemes for those who have had their television reception interrupted...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of when people whose television reception is interrupted due to the launch of the 4G service can...

      National Lottery: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the total contribution was to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games from the (a) Big Lottery Fund and (b) National...

      National Lottery: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what total Lottery funding was for each type of sport in each year since 2000.

      Olympic Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what information her Department holds on how much has been raised from dedicated London 2012 Olympic Lottery games in each...

      Sports: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much her Department has spent on each sport in (a) Gillingham and Rainham constituency and (b) Medway since 2005; and how...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much her Department spent on (a) recruitment agency fees, (b) outplacement agency fees for displaced or redundant staff...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people have served on tours of duty of longer than six months in Afghanistan; and what the (a) tour dates, (b) rank, (c) regiment and (d)...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the involvement has been of UK military personnel in the villages of (a) Al Aqaba and (b) Khirbet Tana in Afghanistan.

      Armed Forces: Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will review the disturbance allowance to ensure that extra costs for overseas moves are adequately reflected.

      Armed Forces: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the timeliness of nursery education payments for Army personnel.

      Armed Forces: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he plans to take to improve provision of educational programmes for members of the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to improve retention of highly experienced officers in the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officers left the armed forces before retirement age in each of the last five years.

      Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received on the adequacy of the overseas living allowance for Army families living in Canada.

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the use of offshore employment companies in the supply of public sector workers in his Department and its associated public bodies.

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions UK personnel flew armed remotely-piloted air system missions during Operation Ellamy.

      Maritime Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how he intends to provide maritime surveillance capability.

      Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with his American and French counterparts on co-operation on (a) training and (b) weapons.

      Military Bases: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the value of savings achieved through recycling at British Army Training Unit Suffield.

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what non-military uses are made of data collected by Royal Navy survey vessels.

      Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for how many and what proportion of days, on average, staff of his Department at each pay grade were absent from work as a result of ill health in each...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff were (a) employed and (b) consulted on the production of the 2006 White Paper entitled The Future of the UK Independent Nuclear Deterrent.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the unit production cost of the Type-45 frigate is.

      Veterans: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to address the needs of ex-service personnel in Northern Ireland affected by post traumatic stress disorder.

      World War II: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic in 2013.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Elections

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require all who stand for election to Parliament, the devolved assemblies, police and crime commissioner posts...

    • Trident

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what contact members of the armed forces in the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force have had with the Cabinet Office team responsible for the Trident...

  • Education

    • Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to publish his proposals for reducing the number of children in care placed out of area in residential homes.

    • Children: Corporal Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 8 November 2012, Official Report, column 688W, on children: corporal punishment, when he expects to (a) complete his...

      Dyslexia: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what support his Department provides to help young people with dyslexia apply for apprenticeships.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will ensure that Parliament has an opportunity to examine the value for money and outcomes achieved by the special educational needs direct...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 30 October 2012, Official Report, column 205W, on special educational needs, for what reasons each of the publications listed...

      Young People: Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to mark the first anniversary of Positive for Youth.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the number of people in fuel poverty in the UK.

    • Fuel Poverty: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households were in fuel poverty in (a) Plymouth, (b) Devon and (c) Torbay in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011 and (iii) the latest period...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues in the Department for Transport on the Air Accident Investigation Branch's...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the oral answer from the Prime Minister of 31 October 2012, Official Report, column 229, on investment in renewable energy,...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Ash Dieback Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what date his Department was notified about the discovery of Chalara fraxinea in the UK; for what reasons the plant health...

    • Birds of Prey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many breeding pairs of hen harriers there are nesting in each constituent part of the UK.

      Birds of Prey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures are in place, and what steps his Department is taking, to protect the hen harrier.

      Birds of Prey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many prosecutions there have been of offences relating to the killing of hen harriers in the last five years.

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether he has assessed the potential effect on (a) each agricultural sector, (b) upland hill farm incomes and (c)...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the number of farmers reliant on agri-environmental schemes for income; and what consideration...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with Ministers in the devolved Administrations on any adverse effects arising from delays in...

      Eggs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by what means the value of egg imports for each commodity product code is used to calculate the quantity of eggs imported.

      Eggs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by what means the value of egg imports by commodity product code is represented in his Department's quarterly egg import figures.

      Horses: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to improve the welfare arrangements for the export of horses for slaughter.

      Livestock: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that thorough animal health inspections are undertaken on livestock when loaded for export...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Fiji

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the UK's relationship with Fiji.

    • Fiji

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials of his Department are stationed in Fiji.

      Fiji

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to visit Fiji in the next 12 months.

      Fiji

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to promote democracy and good governance in Fiji.

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on recognising Palestine as a non-member observer state at the United Nations General Assembly on 29 November...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many employees in his Department are paid in excess of (a) £80,000 and (b) £100,000.

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Somali counterpart on human rights in Somalia.

      Somaliland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the application of Somaliland for observer status in the Commonwealth of Nations.

      Somaliland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Somali counterpart on UK aid expenditure in Somaliland.

  • Health

    • Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) with reference to his Department's document on the value for money addendum to the strategic outline case for the national proton beam therapy...

    • Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the incidence of morbidity in people under the age of 65 was in each of the last 10 years.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to review the usefulness of the cognitive assessment tools available to GPs to help them decide whether to refer a patient to a...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people with dementia (a) in total and (b) in each primary care trust area were offered planned admissions to acute hospitals for routine...

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what protection his Department provides to whistleblowers.

      Health Services: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health of 7 November 2012, Official Report, column 250WH, on regional pay...

      Hip Replacements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hip replacements were performed in England and Wales on people aged (a) 20 to 30, (b) 31 to 40 and (c) over 50 years old in the last five years.

      Obesity

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

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to record statistics related to pancreatic cancer referral for suspected cancer and waiting times for treatment separately...

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce the number of times a patient with pancreatic cancer needs to see their GP before being diagnosed.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many employees in his Department are paid in excess of (a) £80,000 and (b) £100,000.

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the cost of dispensing, excluding the cost of the drugs, by (a) pharmacies and (b) GP practices.

      South London Healthcare NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the draft report of the Special Administrator to the South London Healthcare Trust published on 29 October 2012, what variables were...

      South London Healthcare NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what budget his Department has provided for funding for staffing, consultancy, consultation and other costs for the South London Healthcare Trust Special...

  • Home Department

    • Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum applicants received support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 in the latest period for which figures are...

    • Asylum: North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum applications were received from North Koreans in each year since 2008; and how many such applications were (a) granted and...

      Deportation: Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has taken steps to monitor the treatment of failed asylum seekers who have been returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 25 October 2012, Official Report, column 989W, on embassies, which countries are processed through Manila; and how...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visas for applicants for exceptional talent were issued in each of the last two years.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the UK Border Agency has considered making data available on the number of known or suspected cases of human trafficking identified...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of frontline UK Border Agency staff are trained to identify suspected cases of human trafficking.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the role of the e-Borders programme in tackling human trafficking.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals were detained under the detained fast track process in the latest period for which figures are available; and if she...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time taken to process a request to reconsider a decision made on an application for indefinite leave to remain was in each...

      Immigration: Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many citizens of Somalia have been (a) granted and (b) denied entry to the UK in each of the last five years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to answer the letter sent to the Minister of Immigration by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on 2 October 2012...

      National Wildlife Crime Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what plans she has for the future of the National Wildlife Crime Unit after March 2013; (2) what plans she has for the funding of the...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will consider extending inquiries into child abuse to cover abuse of children within religious organisations.

      Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders were charged with soliciting in 2011; and what penalties were imposed on them.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps she has taken to ensure that applicants to the UK Border Agency are given correct advice.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the value of compensation paid by the UK Border Agency to applicants following incorrect advice given to...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many written parliamentary questions to her Department received a substantive answer (a) within five working days, (b) between six and 10...

  • International Development

    • Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 6 November 2012, Official Report, column 601W, on Bangladesh, if she will publish a copy of each random audit...

    • Developing Countries: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions officials in her Department have had with the World Bank Group on the need to review their policies for the governance...

      Developing Countries: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the global primary school completion rates were under Millennium Development Goal 2 in each year since 2000.

      Fiji

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding her Department has allocated to Fiji in each of the last five years.

      Fiji

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to promote good governance in Fiji.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many employees in her Department are paid in excess of (a) £80,000 and (b) £100,000.

      Somaliland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding her Department provided to Somaliland in 2011-12.

      Somaliland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many officials of her Department are currently stationed in Somaliland.

  • Justice

    • Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress the Government has made on appointing a new anti-corruption champion.

    • Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average time taken to process criminal injury compensation claims is; what the target time for processing such claims is; and when he expects...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if he will place in the Library a draft of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme Hardship Fund before the end of November 2012; (2) when he...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to support the Prime Minister's dementia challenge and the work of each of the challenge groups; what resources he...

      Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many fines were levied in each of the following value bands (a) up to £100, (b) £101 to £500, (c) £501 to £1,000, (d)...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what form of identification is required to access legal aid.

      Magistrates' Courts: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases were commenced in the magistrates courts in the West Yorkshire police area in (a) 2004 and (b) 2008.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many employees in his Department are paid in excess of (a) £80,000 and (b) £100,000.

      Sentencing: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many nationals of (a) the Republic of Ireland and (b) other EU countries excluding the UK were sentenced to imprisonment following conviction for a...

      Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many days on average staff of his Department in each pay grade were absent from work as a result of ill health in each of the last 12 months.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people entered the youth justice system for the first time in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012.

  • Scotland

    • Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent assessment he has made of unemployment in Scotland.

    • Voluntary Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of the voluntary sector in Scotland.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with universities in Scotland on the effects of the Government’s immigration policy on overseas student numbers.

  • Transport

    • Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on the use of offshore employment companies in the supply of public sector workers in his Department and its associated public bodies.

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will ask HS2 Ltd to publish feedback received by letter, email and telephone in local community fora; and if he will review the process for...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he has taken to ensure that the processes being followed on High Speed 2 comply with the requirements of the Aarhus Convention.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish all the reports prepared for his Department by Arup on options for a high speed railway in the last five years.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many collisions involving cars and HGVs on roads with speed limits of 60mph involved a car overtaking a HGV and colliding with an oncoming...

      Severn River Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport at what level the tolls for use of the Severn bridges will be set from January 2013.

  • Treasury

    • Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 9 November 2012, Official Report, column 784W, on child benefit, for what reason the number of child benefit claims under EC...

    • Ict

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will instruct his Department to instal a digital display outside his Department's Whitehall building showing the current (a) level of public debt, (b)...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the preparedness of employers who (a) employ more than 5,000 employees and (b) employ fewer than 5,000 employees for...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many providers of payroll software have (a) made representations to his Department about PAYE Real Time Information and (b) been recognised by his...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of employees served by PAYE systems provided by suppliers who are not registered by HM Revenue and Customs for Real Time...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason he has required normal working hours be collected with PAYE Real Time Information; what the specification is of the information employers...

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the (a) benefits and (b) disadvantages of people in ill health who choose to (i) use pension income drawdown and (ii)...

      Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of turnover is for officials in his Department; and if he will make a statement.

  • House of Lords

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to which countries failed asylum seekers were returned from the United Kingdom in (1) 2005, (2) 2009, and (3) 2011.

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they undertake monitoring of the lives of failed asylum seekers following their deportation from the United Kingdom; and, if so, how.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to which countries failed asylum seekers are not currently deported by the United Kingdom.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they ensure that deported asylum seekers in need of medical attention are not deported to countries where the necessary medical treatment is not available.

      Asylum Seekers: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they ensure that children under 16 are not deported to countries where they are threatened with harm.

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 2 November (WA 159), whether the cancellation of government debt acquired by the Asset Purchase Fund for...

      Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many attendances at accident and emergency units have been attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning in the past year; and how many deaths have been recorded as...

      Care Services: Autumn Grange Residential Home

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take any action against the owners of Autumn Grange Residential Home in Nottingham following concerns raised by the Care Quality Commission...

      Care Services: Autumn Grange Residential Home

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation with residents and their families owners of care homes are required to undertake before closing a home; what consultations with residents and...

      Charities: Religious Charities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many churches and Christian charities have successfully applied for charitable status in the past 12 months. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many churches...

      Child Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the recommendations from the Department for Education Expert Data Group.

      Children: Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the recommendations from the task and finish group on out of area placements of children in care.

      Cultural Olympiad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to embed the success of the Cultural Olympiad in future arts initiatives.

      Education: Careers Advice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are monitoring changes to the National Careers Service; and what steps they are taking to ensure that the quality of advice to young people is improved.

      Education: Special Educational Needs and Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of secondary school pupils (1) overall, and (2) entering academies in 2011-12 and 2012-13 had special educational needs.

      Energy: Fuel Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date they expect the planned increase in fuel duty to take effect.

      Energy: Wave Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they encourage the generation of renewable energy from wave power; and, if so, in what way.

      EU: Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which agricultural estates in the United Kingdom were the 10 highest recipients of funds from the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy in the last year for...

      Food: Aspartame

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what average daily intake (ADI) was established for methanol at the time when an ADI for diketopiperazines was established at 7.5mg/kg by the Committee on Toxicity...

      Food: Aspartame

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what testing measures have been established for the Food Standards Agency and Trading Standards officials to ensure that the amount of aspartame added to food and...

      Government Departments: Coalition Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress the Attorney General's Office has made since May 2010 in respect of commitments relevant to it in the coalition agreement.

      Government Departments: Coalition Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has made since May 2010 in respect of commitments relevant to it in the coalition agreement.

      Government Departments: Coalition Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress the Department for International Development has made since May 2010 in respect of commitments relevant to it in the coalition agreement.

      Government Departments: Coalition Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress the Scotland Office has made since May 2010 in respect of commitments relevant to it in the coalition agreement.

      Government Departments: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) letters, and (2) emails, were received by the Home Office in each of the past five years for which information is available; and, of those, how many...

      Government: Air Travel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Strathclyde on 24 October (WA 67), why his response did not state how much was charged to news organisations and the...

      Health: Cardiology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the efficacy of Omacor for treating post-heart attack patients; and whether they will intervene following the decision by Greater...

      Health: Cardiology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the analysis submitted by Professor Sir Brian Jarman to the NHS Medical Director that child heart surgery units at Glenfield Hospital and the Royal...

      Health: Cardiology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions will be taken to address inequalities in rates of cardiovascular disease between different areas of England under the Cardiovascular Outcomes Strategy.

      Health: Hypercholesterolaemia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the population in England considered to have the condition familial hypercholesterolaemia are known to have been diagnosed with the condition....

      Honours and Knighthoods

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in relation to the granting of (1) knighthoods, and (2) other honours other than peerages, what checks are made with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on the tax...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many affordable housing starts there were in each year from 2005 until the last year for which records are available.

      International Crimes Tribunal: Bangladesh

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received of the conduct of the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh; whether they consider that it confirms with international norms...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about the incident at the Erez crossing on 24 October.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will resist attempts to divide the West Bank into two blocks by creating a continuous zone of settlement extending from East Jerusalem to the Dead...

      Lobbying

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in implementing the coalition commitment to regulate lobbying through introducing a statutory register of lobbyists.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 30 October (WA 125), whether they are working with the European Commission to ensure that the Commission...

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the value of Department for International Development support for Pakistan in each of the next three years.

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much Department for International Development education awareness programme money is being spent on advertising in Pakistan.

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they have given to Geo/Jang Group in the present and previous financial years; and what is the predicted allocation of funds for this organisation...

      Police: Overseas Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British police officers have been sent to Bahrain since 31 July; what duties they are carrying out there; and what charges are being made, and to whom,...

      Post-2015 Development Agenda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received on the inclusion of peacebuilding in the post-2015 development framework.

      Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to publishing a strategy on freedom of religion or belief overseas to help guide the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's human...

      Schools: Sport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that all young people continue to participate in school sport; and what funding they will provide beyond 2012-13 to support a comprehensive...

      Shipping: Employment Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many non-European Economic Area citizens have been employed on United Kingdom-flagged fishing vessels in each of the past five years; and on what types of...

      Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their procurement from small and medium-sized enterprises has increased in value since May 2010.

      Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which small and medium-sized enterprises have been awarded contracts under the Civil Service Learning Contract.

      South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of conditions in Yida refugee camp in Unity state in South Sudan; whether those conditions have recently deteriorated; and, if so, whether...

      Sport: Disabled People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase funding to disability sport.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have provided any funding for the Sudanese Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration Partners summit in London on 27 November; and, if so, how much.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will discuss with the Government of Sudan the case for humanitarian access by aid agencies to displaced persons facing starvation in South Kordofan.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made recently to the Government of Sudan, rebel groups, and international bodies to promote greater access for humanitarian...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the value of the funding Hezbollah currently receives from the European Union.

      Taxation: Corporation Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had in the past two financial years with water utility companies regarding their past and planned corporation tax payments; and what was...

      Taxation: Cycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce a hypothecated bicycle sales tax allocated to the cost of new dedicated bicycle lanes and other facilities to improve the safety of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of employers in the United Kingdom who will have to supply details of their employees' salary and national insurance each...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 30 October (WA 130-2), why the information on the number of student migrants with visas at each A- and...

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