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Written answers

Monday, 22 April 2013

  • Northern Ireland

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what representation she has made to the Secretary of State for Transport concerning an aviation strategy for Northern Ireland.

    • Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) desktop computers, (b) laptop computers and (c) tablet devices her Department has purchased in the last two years.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether her Department has a dementia strategy.

      Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) shootings, (b) bombings, (c) written threats, (d) verbal threats, (e) people leaving home due to threats and (f) punishment...

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what her Department's budget was for overseas travel for officials and Ministers in 2012-13.

  • Scotland

    • Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the First Minister of Scotland; and what issues were discussed at that meeting.

    • Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many officials in his Department were subject to non-disclosure agreements between 2006 and 2010.

      Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many officials in his Department received payments under a voluntary exit scheme in each of the last five years; and at what total cost in each such...

      Scottish Employability Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will (a) publish and (b) place in the Library a copy of the National Delivery Group's paper on recommendations for key areas of action for the...

  • Wales

    • Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether his Department has a dementia strategy.

    • M4

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the funding of an M4 relief road.

  • Home Department

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to publish an evaluation into the effectiveness of Community Trigger in the pilot areas of Manchester, Brighton and Hove,...

    • Crime: Industrial Estates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research her Department has undertaken into the prevalence of crime on industrial estates.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will bring forward legislative proposals to control the sale of harmful substances known as legal highs from shops and internet sites...

      Sexual Offences: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to open a sexual assault and rape centre in Cumbria; and if she will make a statement.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to Lord Adonis of 12 July 2012, House of Lords, Official Report, column WA269, on Government departments:...

    • Building Alterations: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to publish (a) the summary of consultation responses and (b) his response to the consultation on proposed changes...

      Cleveland Fire Brigade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what advice his Department has provided to Cleveland Fire and Rescue Authority on the process and effects of...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much council tax was outstanding in each local authority area in England in the most recent period for which figures are...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has a dementia strategy.

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many civil servants in his Department have been subject to non-disclosure agreements in each year since 2010.

      Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the relationship is between his Department and local resilience boards.

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many families have received an intervention from the Troubled Families programme.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to allow the mutualisation of fire and rescue services; (2) if it...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to respond to the Normal Pension Age for Firefighters review, published by the Firefighters Pension Committee in...

      Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the estimated cost to local government was of (a) providing care to and (b) adapting the homes of people who have...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department holds on reasons for withdrawal of applications for planning consent in relation to self-build...

      Housing: Co-operatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what steps he is taking to increase the number of housing co-operatives in the UK; (2) what financial support his...

      Houses in Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward legislative proposals to repeal section 3(2)(a) of the Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation...

      Local Government: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on (a) the resources to spend and (b) the measures to be used to...

      Local Government: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities in England have settled equal pay cases in the last three years; and when such cases were settled.

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will consider extending the timeframe for local authorities to produce local area plans.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government by how much and what percentage business rates rose in each of the last 20 years.

      Planning Inspectorate: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff are employed by the Planning Inspectorate in Cumbria; and what proportion of such staff are paid at or above the...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the average length of time taken by the Planning Inspectorate to reach a decision on whether a...

      Property Development: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what steps he is taking to discourage local authorities from allocating land for new housing in areas of flood risk; (2)...

      Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what protection the registration of land in the Queen Elizabeth II Fields in Trust gives against development; and if he will...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 10 April 2013, Official Report, column 1165W, on regional planning and development: West Midlands,...

      Social Rented Housing: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons an EEA national exercising their right to freedom of movement as a self-sufficient person may (a) need and (b)...

  • Prime Minister

    • Corporation Tax

      To ask the Prime Minister what his policy is on devolving power to set corporation tax to the devolved Assemblies.

    • Energy

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of his speech at the launch of the Department for Energy and Climate Change's energy efficiency mission on 4 February 2013.

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make the necessary changes to the machinery of government to remove responsibility for UK Trade and Investment from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electoral Register: Scotland

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, which parliamentary constituencies in Scotland are part of local authority areas...

  • Transport

    • Belfast International Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information he holds on the reasons for the decision by one airline to refuse to use a runway at Belfast International airport for two days in...

    • Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether people whose application for a renewal of a blue badge is turned down have a right of appeal; and if he will make a statement.

      Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) desktop computers, (b) laptop computers and (c) tablet devices his Department has purchased in the last two years.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will keep East Coast Rail in the public sector.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many charge points have been installed under the Plugged-in Places programme; what proportion of these charge points in each supported place are...

      Electric Vehicles: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he has taken to ensure that quiet electric and hybrid buses funded by the Green Bus Fund can be detected by (a) guide dog owners and (b)...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he intends to announce a decision on expansion of Heathrow airport.

      High Speed 2

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the current status is of the High Speed 2 Rail Project.

      High Speed 2

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what fees and salaries were paid to (a) board members and (b) members of the executive committee of HS2 Ltd in the year to 31 March 2013.

      Light Dues

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what subsidy the Commissioners of Irish Lights in the Irish Republic received from levies paid by ships calling at UK ports in the last financial...

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on transposition into UK law of EU Commission Directive 2010/48/EU, relating to roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their...

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the Government's policy is on EU proposals for harmonised roadworthiness testing.

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to promote motorcycling in his transport policy framework as a means of reducing congestion and emissions.

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on the development of regulations for motorcycle construction through the EU comitology process under EU Framework Regulation...

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of recent developments in motorcycle rider licensing; and if he will make a statement.

      Official Cars: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether any ministerial vehicles provided by the Government Car Service have had their factory-fitted diesel particulate filter removed.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria are used in (a) his Department and (b) each public body for which he is responsible to determine which officials receive bonus payments.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by how many hours passenger rail services were delayed in each of the last five years.

      Road Traffic: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment his Department has made of the level of congestion on roads in Barnsley Central constituency.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents have been recorded on shared spaces in each of the last five years; and how many (a) motorist, (b) cyclist and (c)...

      Roads: Havering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many fatalities there have been in the London borough of Havering in the last five years as a result of road traffic accidents involving (a)...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to his Department of mending potholes on roads within his responsibility was in each of the last five years; and what estimate he has...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many days of work were carried out by officials in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on average in...

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department's budget was for overseas travel for officials and Ministers in 2012-13.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in his Department's November 2011 paper entitled Estimated impacts of energy and climate change policies on energy prices and bills...

    • Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has a dementia strategy.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what opportunities there are for owners of timber frame houses to benefit from the Green Deal.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to which organisations complaints about door-to-door selling of Green Deal packages are directed; and how many complaints have been...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change at what stage in the Green Deal process is the Green Deal installer paid.

      Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of reports by the Climate Change Committee which suggest that 2.5 million heat pumps will need to be...

      Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) investment, (b) jobs, (c) taxation and (d) the decarbonisation of residential heating...

      Microgeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the cost to small businesses of achieving accreditation by the Microgeneration Certification...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which projects administered by his Department were Overseas Development Assistance attributable in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d)...

      Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many staff from each of the six top energy companies were seconded to his Department to work on the development of energy policy in...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many away days his Department held in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007, (d) 2008 and (e) 2009; and what the cost was of each such event.

      United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what the dates, times, attendees and agendas of all meetings held during each ministerial visit to the United Arab Emirates have...

      United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish the cost of (a) travel and (b) accommodation for all ministerial visits to the UAE since May 2010; and who funded...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Beaches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department has taken to ensure that all UK beaches achieve blue flag status.

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was spent on bovine TB testing in (a) the UK and (b) Shropshire in each of the last 10 years.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was paid in compensation to owners of those cattle compulsorily slaughtered for bovine TB control purposes in (a)...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effects of recent adverse weather on the proposed cull of badgers; whether he plans to...

      Compost

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on how many occasions in each of the last five years the Environment Agency has refused to grant a licence for a windrow...

      Compost

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many Environment Agency licences have been withdrawn from windrow composting sites in each of the last five years; and...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department has a dementia strategy.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 26 March 2013, Official Report, columns 1036-40W, on flood control, if he will publish a breakdown...

      Horse Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many full-time staff work as part of the his Department's Horse Passport team; and how many such staff worked for the...

      Litter: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost was to local authorities in England of (a) collecting and (b) disposing of road sweepings in the latest period...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2013, Official Report, column 854W, on telephone services, whether a UK landline number...

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his Department's budget was for overseas travel for officials and Ministers in 2012-13.

      Waste Disposal: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Environment Agency takes against organisations and sites that are found to have breached the waste framework...

  • International Development

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much her Department will spend in 2013-14 to assist internally displaced Kachin people in government and non-governmental...

    • Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether her Department has a dementia strategy.

      EU Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the objectives are of (a) the European Development Fund and (b) EuropeAid; and if she will make a statement.

      EU Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the UK's annual financial commitment is to EuropeAid; and if she will make a statement.

      EU Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the UK's annual financial commitment is to the European Development Fund; and if she will make a statement.

      EU Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much of the UK's contribution to (a) EuropeAid and (b) the European Development Fund counts towards the Government's official...

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment she has made of the potential effect of financial speculation on global food prices.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions officials in her Department have had with the government of Nigeria on aid to that country.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she is taking to ensure a clear audit trail for the (a) use of and (b) benefits derived from aid provided by her Department.

      Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much her Department has contributed to the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust to date; and if she will make a statement.

      St Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to promote sustainable development in Saint Helena.

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel under the age of 18 formed part of the trained strength of each service in each year since 2010-11.

    • Armed Forces Day: Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements he is making with Belfast City Council for the flying of the Armed Forces Flag on Armed Forces Day at Belfast City Hall.

      Armed Forces: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people in the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force have completed apprenticeships while serving in the last three years.

      Armed Forces: Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force do not currently have (i) Level 1, (ii) Level 2 and (iii) Level 3 qualifications...

      Armed Forces: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will give consideration to replacing the summary hearing system with an alternative system.

      Armed Forces: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many appeals against the (a) sentence and (b) punishment awarded by summary hearings have been recorded in each year since 2005; how many such...

      Armed Forces: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what steps he has taken to introduce firearms amnesties for service personnel since the case of Sergeant Nightingale; what assessment he has made...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether spending on (a) single living accommodation and (b) service family accommodation (i) new build and (ii) improvements are classified as (A)...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) single living accommodation units and (b) service family accommodation units were found to be affected by damp in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the proceeds from the sale of Chelsea Barracks were spent on upgrading armed forces accommodation.

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to promote (a) University Officer Training Corps, (b) University Air Squadrons and (c) University Royal Naval Units as a means of...

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces were paid on average at below the hourly rate of national minimum wage in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13.

      Armed Forces: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Birkenhead of 12 March 2013, Official Report, column 159W, on armed forces: recruitment, if he...

      Armed Forces: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the minimum educational qualifications are for joining each (a) branch and (b) trade of the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many individuals gained GCSEs during their phase 1 initial training in each year since 2005.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 12 March 2013, Official Report, columns 159-60W, on armed forces: recruitment, if he will place in the Library the data on...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of infantry recruits in each year since 2011 were aged (a) 21 or below and (b) under 18.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of recruits enlisting in the (a) armed forces and (b) Army under 18 years old attended the (i) Army Foundation College, Harrogate and...

      Armed Forces: Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information his Department holds on the proportion of members of the armed forces who rent domestic properties.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how long phase 1 initial training is for those who join the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force at 16 years old.

      Army: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many army personnel were given a temporary discharge in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; (2) how many army personnel given a temporary discharge...

      Army: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many army personnel were discharged for medical reasons in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.

      Army: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many army personnel discharged from the army have claimed their preserved pension under AFPS 75 early in each of the last 10 years due to being...

      Army: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of infantry soldiers gained GCSE grades A*-C or Scottish Standard grades 1-3 in (a) English and English Language and (b)...

      Army: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what apprenticeship qualifications are available to those enlisting in the Army as minors.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average expenditure per Army recruit was of recruiting and training to identical roles recruits who were aged (a) under 18 years and (b) 18...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to encourage enlistment into the Army's technical corps.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to encourage people leaving school or university to choose a career as an Army officer as their first choice.

      Army: Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many individuals awarded Army scholarships have failed to progress to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst upon completion of their degree in each of...

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average age is of an Officer Cadet at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

      Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the value was of (a) thefts, (b) items lost and (c) items lost in transit from his Department's establishments in (i) October 2012, (ii) November...

      Defence: Procurement

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

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has a dementia strategy.

      HMS Victory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) further to his Answer of 13 March 2013, Official Report, column 644W, on HMS Victory, whether he has taken expert advice in order to ascertain...

      Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with which non-EU nations other than the US the UK has undertaken collaborative defence projects in each of the last five years; and which such projects...

      Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the cost to his Department was of military aviation collaboration projects with the US in each of the five years prior to 2011; (2) what the...

      RAF Fylingdales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when RAF Fylingdales was last refurbished.

      RAF Staxton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the refurbishment of the radar at RAF Staxton will be complete; and if he will make a statement.

      Royal Military Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the necessity for the Royal Military Academy to charge the Sandhurst Foundation, which hosts events to bring former...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many days of work were carried out by officials in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on average in...

      Territorial Army: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what plans he has for the military facilities at Vicar Street in Dudley; (2) what his policy is on the future of the Territorial Army's base at...

      Territorial Army: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many residents of Dudley currently serve in the Territorial Army.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent representations he has received from (a) the renewables industry and (b) local residents on the effect on (i) radar and (ii) low-flying...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what ongoing support in terms of (a) asylum and (b) other measures the Government is giving to Afghani interpreters facing...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he holds on whether other member states of NATO have offered asylum to Afghani interpreters; and if he will...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will set out the provisions for the policing of enforcement and sanctions against states that breach the new international...

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations his Department has received from human rights organisations regarding human rights in Bahrain.

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of Bahrain about security and law enforcement at the upcoming Grand Prix in that...

      Bahrain

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

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the possibility that the Bahraini Grand Prix will become a focal point for protests by opposition...

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has received from organisers of the Formula One Grand Prix in Bahrain regarding that event.

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2012, Official Report, column 753W, on British Overseas Territories, which of the Overseas...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2012, Official Report, column 753W, on British Overseas Territories, how many at-sea...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to visit British Overseas Territories in the next 12 months.

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to promote good governance in British Overseas Territories.

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to develop transport and communication infrastructure in British Overseas Territories.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the government of the People's Republic of China on organ harvesting practices in that country.

      Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) desktop computers, (b) laptop computers and (c) tablet devices his Department has purchased in the last two years.

      Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the (a) treatment in custody and (b) convictions and sentences of Ebrahim Al Muqdad and Sadeq...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on safeguarding the assets of British nationals resident in Cyprus.

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2013, Official Report, column 908W, on Cyprus, whether the UK recognises any other state's...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for (a) the treaty concerning the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus and...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has a dementia strategy.

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for what reason Ethiopia was not designated a country of concern in his Department's annual report on human rights and democracy.

      Henderson Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the rat infestation on Henderson Island.

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the new Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013 passed by the Indian Parliament aimed at addressing...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government has made representations to the UN on (a) humanitarian standards and (b) access to lawyers by residents...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the situation and conditions in Camp Liberty in Iraq.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on (a) ensuring that children in military detention who are prosecuted...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which Israeli water companies participated in the UK Israel Tech Hub mission to the UK in April 2013; and what the main...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which UK businesses participated with the visiting UK Israel Tech Hub mission in (a) discussions on global water market...

      Mali

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

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what initiatives his Department supports on the promotion of conflict-free resources for use in mobile telephones.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which projects administered by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office were Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) attributable in...

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise the issue of the use of blasphemy laws in Pakistan when he next meets Pakistani Government officials; and if he...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effects of the economic restrictions imposed by the Israeli Government on the (a)...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what criteria are used in (a) his Department and (b) each public body for which he is responsible to determine which officials...

      Peru

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of relations between the UK and Peru.

      Pitcairn Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 19 March 2013, Official Report, column 608W, on Pitcairn Islands, when he intends to announce the...

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on advertising job vacancies in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007, (d) 2008 and (e) 2009.

      Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of Saudi Arabia's compliance with the UN Convention Against Torture; and what representations...

      Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what representations he has made to the Government of Saudi Arabia since the reported sentencing of Ali al-Khawahir to...

      Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received from non-governmental organisations on the reported sentencing of Ali al-Khawahir to forced...

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Kenyan counterpart on the increase in violence along the Somali border.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many days of work were carried out by officials in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies and non-departmental...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department plans to offer support to ensure a peaceful and credible referendum under the African Union proposals for...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the bombing of civilians by the Government of Sudan; and what assessment he has made of...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to assist in protecting civilians in Aleppo City in Syria.

      Tristan Da Cunha

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to safeguard the flora and fauna of Tristan da Cunha.

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the forthcoming official visit of HRH Prince Henry of Wales to the US.

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's budget was for overseas travel for officials and Ministers in 2012-13.

      West Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to his counterparts in Mali and Burkina Faso to help dispel tensions between those two...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Business: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what contact his Office has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government between November 2011 and March 2013 concerning the review that that...

    • Lobbying

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister on what date the Government will produce a White Paper and draft Bill to introduce a statutory register of lobbyists.

      Trident

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what consultation he has had with (a) the defence industry and (b) other external experts as part of the Trident Alternatives Review.

      Trident

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the Trident Alternatives Review has considered the options of a (a) normally continuous at-sea deterrence submarine force, (b) CASD-capable submarine...

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which countries he has visited in his capacity as Deputy Prime Minister since May 2010.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Baroness Thatcher

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the total cost to public funds was of the funeral of Baroness Thatcher, by category of expenditure; (2) what estimate he has made of the...

    • Charities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps his Department is taking to support charities threatened with closure.

      Charities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps his Department is taking to encourage charities to bid for Government contracts.

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the effect of the threat of job losses and relocation on the morale of the civil service.

      Computers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) desktop computers, (b) laptop computers and (c) tablet devices his Department has purchased in the last two years.

      Conditions of Employment: North West

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of people employed on zero-hours contracts in (a) Barrow and Furness constituency, (b) Cumbria and (c) North...

      Dementia

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department has a dementia strategy.

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2013, Official Report, column 964W, on internet, what steps his Department took to assess the quality and timeliness...

      Employment: Crawley

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of people in Crawley constituency were employed in (a) public sector, (b) private sector and (c) third sector organisations in each of...

      Government Departments: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he last met the Scottish Government to discuss the cost-effectiveness of (a) Government Departments and (b) non-departmental bodies; and when he...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether any projects in the Government Major Projects Portfolio have failed to provide the required three-monthly reports to the Major Projects...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will publish the current Government Major Projects Portfolio.

      Government Departments: Standards

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he expects to publish a revised Capabilities Review; and for what reasons publication of this review has been delayed.

      Government Departments: Subscriptions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much the Government have spent on subscriptions to academic journals published by (a) Reed-Elsevier, (b) Wiley-Blackwell, (c) Springer and (d) other...

      Infant Mortality: Greater London

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will publish infant mortality statistics for (a) Lewisham, Deptford constituency, (b) Lewisham East constituency, (c) Lewisham West constituency,...

      Ministers: Official Residences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of each residence used by Cabinet Ministers in each of the last three financial years.

      Official Hospitality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible claimed reimbursements for working...

      Oral Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the announcement on 28 March 2013 that the right hon. Member for South Holland and The Deepings had been appointed as Minister without...

      Procurement: Department for Work and Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if his Department will carry out a value-for-money assessment of the (a) clauses encouraging the hiring of apprentices and (b) other aspects of the...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many public appointments at (a) Chair, (b) Director and (c) Chief Executive Officer level have been made to people identified as (i) Conservative,...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the total value of (a) public service contracts and (b) grants that have been awarded by (i) central Government and (ii)...

      Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many days of work were carried out by officials in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on average in...

      Suicide: Males

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will request the Office for National Statistics to cross-classify male suicides in England and Wales by the calendar-year quarter of (a) their...

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his Department's budget was for overseas travel for officials and Ministers in 2012-13.

      Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department has assessed the factors determining the higher proportion of young men relative to women who live with their parents.

  • Attorney-General

    • Crime: Disability

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) on how many occasions the Crown Prosecution Service has taken no further action with regard to a suspect whose file had been marked with a disability hate crime...

    • Crime: Disability

      To ask the Attorney-General how much the Crown Prosecution Service spent on training for its lawyers to identify and prosecute disability hate crime in each of the last five years.

      Crime: Disability

      To ask the Attorney-General what training Crown Prosecution Service lawyers have received on identifying and prosecuting disability hate crime.

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Attorney-General on how many occasions the Crown Prosecution Service has failed to comply with orders made by the court at a plea and case management hearing or any subsequent hearing...

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Attorney-General how many times a defendant has been released because a judge has refused to extend the custody time limit in each of the last five years.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General whether he intends there to be any compulsory redundancies within the Crown Prosecution Service in the next three years.

      Crown Prosecution Service: Logica

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) what alternative procurement strategies were considered by the Crown Prosecution Service prior to its decision to lease laptops from Logica; and for what reasons...

      Domestic Violence: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will publish a breakdown by Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) business area of (a) domestic violence-flagged cases referred to the CPS for a charging decision, (b)...

      Evidence

      To ask the Attorney-General how many times the Crown Prosecution Service served an application to adduce bad character pursuant to section 101 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 or hearsay evidence...

      Offences against Children: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General what the success rate of the Crown Prosecution Service has been in prosecuting child sexual abuse cases since January 2013; and if he will make a statement.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many cases the Crown Prosecution Service dropped at the pre-charging stage in each of the last seven years.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many Crown Prosecution Service prosecutions in (a) magistrates courts and (b) Crown Courts there were in each of the last eight years.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General what proportion of Crown Prosecution Service cases were conducted paperlessly in the last 12 months.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General pursuant to the answer of 10 April 2013, Official Report, column 1138W, on Crown Prosecution Service, how many advocates are prosecuting cases in court for the Crown...

      Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General whether the Crown Prosecution Service records the number of occasions on which it has dropped a rape case wholly or partly because the complainant has received therapy...

      Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will publish a breakdown by Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) business area of (a) rape-flagged cases referred to the CPS for a charging decision, (b) decisions to...

      Rape: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Attorney-General what steps he is taking to provide support for victims of rape through the justice system.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Attorney-General on how many occasions Crown Prosecution Service prosecutors requested an uplift in sentencing under section 146 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 in each of the last...

      Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney General pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2013, Official Report, column 747W on Serious Fraud Office; what the (a) value and (b) source of the gifts received by the Serious...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many apprentices are currently employed by her Department; and how many such apprentices are aged (a) under 19, (b) 19 to 25, (c) 26...

    • Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) whether the Government plan to bring forward further legislative proposals to control the spread of adult gaming centres; (2)...

      Performing Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations she has received on the capacity of (a) Festival for Stars Talent Search UK Ltd and (b) other such organisations to...

  • Justice

    • Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will undertake a general review of sentencing for crimes of promoting and organising animal fighting; and if he will make a statement.

    • Expert Evidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will take steps to ensure that expert witnesses can access medical records in the event of an interview with a prisoner under the auspices of a...

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which measures his Department has introduced since 2008 to require UK-based banks to hold additional capital.

    • Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what revenue accrued from capital gains tax on private rented residential properties in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the cost of means-testing household income to determine eligibility for child benefit.

      Cleveland Fire Brigade: Mutual Societies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what funding his Department has allocated to support the project of mutualisation of Cleveland Fire Service.

      Departmental Expenditure Limits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what amount (a) in today's prices and (b) as a percentage Departmental Resource DEL budgets (excluding depreciation) have been adjusted for (i) 2012-13,...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make an assessment of the effects of decreasing the 40% income tax threshold in Budget 2013 on those households affected.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many additional households will be brought into the 40% income tax band in 2015 as a result of the reductions in thresholds made since 2010.

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of revenue foregone owing to inheritance tax exemptions in each of the last five financial years; (2) how much revenue was...

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many taxable estates there were in 2011-12; (2) how many estates were worth over £1 million in 2011-12.

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much revenue his Department collected in inheritance tax by (a) postcode, (b) region and (c) parliamentary constituency in each year since...

      M4

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on funding an M4 relief road.

      M4

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the funding of an M4 relief road.

      Minimum Wage: Apprentices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many breaches of the apprentice rate of the national minimum wage were recorded in (a) Scotland, (b) England and (c) Wales in each year since May...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which company holds the largest contract to provide mobile telephony services to HM Revenue and Customs; how much was paid under the contract in the last...

      Non-domestic Rates: Appeals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress his Department has made in reducing the number of outstanding business rates appeals with the Valuation Office Agency.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which private finance initiative projects have been refinanced in each year since May 2010; what the value is of each such project; what the refinancing...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many days of work were carried out by officials in HM Revenue and Customs on average in each of the last five years; and what the total salary cost was...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials were recruited by HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last five years.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials in HM Revenue and Customs had (a) fewer than five days, (b) six to 10 days, (c) 11 to 15 days, (d) 16 to 20 days, (e) 21 to 25 days, (f)...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials in HM Revenue and Customs qualified for privilege days in the last year for which figures are available; and what the cost to the public...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials in HM Revenue and Customs left that body due to (a) resignation, (b) retirement, (c) redundancy, (d) transferral to another public sector...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what allowances and subsidies in addition to salary were available to officials in HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last five years; and what the...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid to officials in HM Revenue and Customs in bonuses and other payments in addition to salary in each of the last five years; how many...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average length was of call waiting times for those telephoning HM Revenue and Customs from Barnsley Central constituency in 2012-13.

      Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last met the Cabinet Secretary for Finance in the Scottish Government; and what issues were discussed at that meeting.

      Sovereign Grant

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what sum is to be provided to the Royal Household's Sovereign Grant in 2013; and if he will make a statement.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is his intention to require sellers' national insurance details to be provided on the Stamp Duty Land Tax form.

      Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of targeted tax relief for employers on employer interventions to help people to stay in or return to work; and if...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether his Department is taking steps to reduce the number of UK companies operating in developing countries and engaging in tax avoidance; (2) what...

      Tax Avoidance: Multinational Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to ensure that large multi national companies do not avoid paying tax in the UK.

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the proportion of income a household on average earnings will spend in taxes in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2012-13, (c) 2011-12 and (d)...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Multiple Births: Leave

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if she will introduce a right to unpaid leave for partners of those expecting a multiple birth in order to attend medical appointments; and if she...

  • Education

    • Level 6 SATs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the number of primary schools which have taken up level 6 SATs papers at Key Stage 2; and what proportion of pupils will...

    • Primary School Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the availability of primary school places; and if he will make a statement.

      School Food Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress he has made on reviewing his Department's school food policy.

      University Technical Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what support he is giving to the formation of university technical colleges; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Care and Early Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for child care and early intervention provision; and if he will make a statement.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on falling rolls in academies; and if he will make a statement.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the aims of the F40 group with regards to his reform of the education funding formula.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consideration he has given to the specific circumstances of rural areas in his recently announced changes to education funding.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to ensure that children living in poverty in (a) the UK and (b) Leicester South constituency are receiving free school meals.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take to ensure that the delivery of free school meals through universal credit on the basis of an income test will not...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils who did not have a statement of special educational needs in each centile of deprivation achieved (a) five A* to...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether (a) he and (b) members of his private office hold a Government procurement card.

      Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will mandate all schools to publish the literacy levels of their pupils on entry and exit from the school.

      Priority School Building Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will place in the Library a copy of the criteria used by his Department during the assessment stage of the priority schools building programme to...

      Schools: Brigg

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment his Department has made of the level of literacy and numeracy of (a) primary school leavers and (b) secondary school leavers in Brigg...

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will require all schools to publish what prospective pupils can expect in terms of careers advice, guidance and contact with businesses and work...

      Sixth-form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of (a) free schools and (b) academies recruited fewer sixth-form students than they were funded for by the Education...

      Student Wastage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people left (a) school, (b) sixth- form college and (c) further education college at the end of the first year of a two-year course in each of...

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to increase the careers advice available to pupils choosing (a) GCSEs, (b) AS levels and (c) university courses.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to improve the quality of careers advice supplied in the education sector.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the education sector regarding careers advice for people in secondary education.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received on the difference in effectiveness between face-to-face careers guidance and online or call centre-based advice.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to improve the (a) availability and (b) quality of careers advice offered to 16 to 18-year-olds.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what steps his Department takes to collect older child maintenance debt; and what resources his Department allocates to this task; (2)...

    • Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to ensure that, following Child Support Agency (CSA) case closure, arrears of CSA maintenance which are currently being...

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his Department's recently published Child Maintenance Arrears and Compliance Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to...

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans that (a) the pathfinder new statutory child maintenance scheme will be extended to parents with care with two or more children...

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department carries out checks on the educational attendance records of qualifying children to ensure they meet the criteria for...

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether child maintenance arrears which accumulate under a direct pay arrangement will be liable for collection via the statutory collection...

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of his Department's staff have received training to help with the administration of the website Universal Jobmatch; and what the cost...

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many tenders his Department received for the Universal Jobmatch website contract; and what the criteria were for judging bids.

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much in consultancy fees his Department paid out in respect of the Universal Jobmatch website (a) before and (b) after it became active.

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobseekers have opted (a) in and (b) out of authorising his Department to view their (i) user account, (ii) job search activity, (iii)...

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he sought the advice of (a) the Information Commissioner and (b) his Department's data protection officer on the compatibility of the...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the longest period is that a claimant has waited for a decision on a mandatory reconsideration of appeal against refusal of an...

      Employment Schemes: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Scotland were involved in the Mandatory Work Activity benefit scheme in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Employment Schemes: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Scotland were involved in work experience under the sector-based Work Academies benefit scheme in each of the last five...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has lost to fraud in each of the last five years.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on counter-fraud activities in each of the last five years.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many full-time equivalent staff in his Department worked on counter-fraud activities in each of the last five years.

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the total cost was of awards made towards funeral costs in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12 and (d) 2012-13; (2) how many...

      Housing Benefits: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of cancer patients who will be affected by the under-occupancy penalty.

      Independent Living Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals in each local authority area in Wales have received Independent Living Fund payments in each of the last five years.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance his Department has issued to Jobcentre Plus staff on the quality, scope and comprehensiveness of advice to be given to claimants...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when his Department last undertook mystery shopping to assess the quality, scope and comprehensiveness of advice given by Jobcentre Plus staff...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make it his policy to ensure that Job centre Plus staff offer comprehensive advice to claimants on their entitlement to benefits and...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which Jobcentre Plus centres (a) he and (b) ministerial colleagues have visited in the last 12 months.

      Jobcentre Plus: Digital Exclusion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance his Department has issued to jobcentre branches on prevention of digital exclusion.

      Jobseeker’s Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in how many parliamentary constituencies more people claimed jobseeker's allowance at the end of 2012 than at the end of 2010.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he intends to reply to the letter of 8 March 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Thomas Turner.

      New Enterprise Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobseeker's allowance claimants have received the new enterprise allowance since its introduction in (a) the UK and (b) Swindon.

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will ensure that the new health and work assessment and advisory service meets the needs of people with (a) cancer and (b) other...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which projects administered by the Department for Work and Pensions were Official Development Assistance attributable in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and...

      Personal Independence Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2013, Official Report, column 752W, on personal independence payment, if his Department will take steps to...

      Personal Independence Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) pursuant to the contribution by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of 13 November 2012, Official Report,...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he last met the Scottish Government Minister for Housing and Welfare; and what issues were discussed at that meeting.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland are in receipt of (i) higher rate mobility component of...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how national roll-out of the benefit cap will be carried out after 15 July 2013.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff in his Department will be involved in administering the overall benefit cap (a) during the pilot scheme and (b) once the...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the time will be between his Department obtaining data on a household's income for the purposes of determining whether the overall benefit...

      Social Security Benefits: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) employment and support allowance and (b) incapacity benefit claimants there are in the South West Bedfordshire constituency.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what data his Department (a) collects and (b) publishes about fraud.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in what ways his Department assesses the return on its investment in counter-fraud activities; and what amount in wrongly-claimed benefit has...

      Social Security Benefits: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much (a) staff time in his Department and (b) financial resource is being committed to the benefit cap pilots in Haringey, Enfield, Croydon...

      Social Security Benefits: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what services his Department offers to benefit claimants without access to the internet at home or in public libraries.

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Scotland and (b) Glasgow East constituency have been (i) overpaid and (ii) underpaid (A) jobseeker's allowance, (B)...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many days of work were carried out by officials in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the policy of his Department is on payment to charitable and not-for-profit organisations for performing public services at his...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the robustness of the universal credit system against fraud; and if he will make a statement.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of universal credit claimants who will require budgeting support.

      Universal Credit: Kingston Upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many single parent families in (a) Hull North and (b) Hull will be in receipt of universal credit by the time it is fully...

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department's budget was for overseas travel for officials and Ministers in 2012-13.

      Work Experience Programme: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Scotland were involved in the work experience programme benefit scheme in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many benefit sanction referrals have been made by Work programme providers in (a) South Yorkshire and (b) the UK in the latest period...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid to Work programme providers as a result of residents in Banff and Buchan constituency being placed in employment which...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of residents in Dundee East constituency who have been referred to the Work programme have been placed in...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made an assessment of the value for money of the apprenticeship clauses in the Department for Work and Pensions's...

    • Consumer Goods: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will undertake research into ways to encourage private companies to avoid increasing prices of consumer goods...

      Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he takes to ensure that UK companies are not disadvantaged by export licence decisions made by UK Trade and Investment.

      Export Controls: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of applications for export licences to India have been refused in each of the last five years.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of (a) all young people in state education, (b) young people in state education with grades BBB or above at...

      Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect on the UK economy of (a) strike action and (b) threatened strike action in each of the...

      London Underground: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the (a) effect on the UK economy of and (b) number of people adversely affected by industrial...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the future of the national minimum wage; and if he will make a statement.

      Public Sector: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment has he made of the incidence of bullying and harassment of employees to support public sector strike action.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the proposed change to Article 19 of the European directive on the procurement of contracts for public...

      Skills Funding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which company holds the largest contract to provide mobile telephony services to the Skills Funding Agency; how much was paid...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many days of work were carried out by officials in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies and non-departmental...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will review the salary of the Chief Executive of UK Trade and Investment.

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will outsource responsibility of exports from UKTI to a private sector company for three years in order to make an...

      Ultra Electronics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2013, Official Report, column 221W, on Ultra Electronics, what the purpose was of the meetings...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to his Department's report, Rigour and Responsiveness in Skills, published in April 2013, when the new...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to his Department's report, Rigour and Responsiveness in Skills, published in April 2013, whether there will be...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to his Department's report, Rigour and Responsiveness in Skills, published in April 2013, how his Department will...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to his Department's report, Rigour and Responsiveness in Skills, published in April 2013, what specific...

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients waited longer than four hours for treatment in Accident and Emergency departments in 2012; and if he will make a statement.

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what his policy is on procedures for immuno-suppressed patients entering hospital accident and emergency departments; (2) what assessment he has...

      Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many falls resulting in hospital admissions were attributable to (a) vision impairment, (b) neurological conditions, (c) hip replacements and...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce spending on treating alcohol-related illnesses (a) generally and (b) among middle-aged, middle-class women.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what powers he has to remove members of ambulance service NHS trusts.

      Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department uses the definition of treatment and prevention set out in the questions and answers document EMA/CVMP/414812/2005 on the Committee...

      Ashleigh Ewing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish the investigation by the North East Strategic Health Authority into the death of Ashleigh Ewing.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will give consideration to issuing a formal acknowledgement that the contamination of NHS blood products 30 years ago was the responsibility of the...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to mark 2013 as the 30th anniversary of the first haemophiliac fatality attributed to contaminated NHS-supplied blood products.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he expects the NHS Commissioning Board to announce further operational details on Strategic Clinical Networks for Cancer; (2) how local cancer...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 14 February 2013, Official Report, column 804W, on cancer, which trusts have produced action plans based on the results of...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the Cancer Drugs Fund, as announced by the NHS Commissioning Board, whether access to some treatments previously available through the...

      Vascular Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he has issued to NHS providers on maximum acceptable transfer times for patients requiring in-patient vascular services.

      Chemotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which groups will henceforward be responsible for commissioning personalised and stratified medicine genomic tests that assess the need for chemotherapy.

      Chemotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether a diagnostic test which assesses the need for chemotherapy for breast cancer patients will be commissioned within the specialised commissioning budget.

      Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) desktop computers, (b) laptop computers and (c) tablet devices his Department has purchased in the last two years.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has a dementia strategy.

      Dementia: Tower Hamlets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve the diagnosis rate for dementia in the London borough of Tower Hamlets.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many training places were (a) available and (b) filled for specialist diabetes nurses in each of the last five years.

      Doctors: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had to increase the recruitment of specialist accident and emergency doctors across the UK.

      Drugs: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many prisoners have been prescribed methadone because of a heroin addiction in each of the last five years; (2) how much his Department spent...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what guidance his Department has issued to encourage prescribers to follow a recovery-based approach to treatment since the publication of the...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were treated in hospitals for eating disorders in 2011-12; and how many of those people had previously received treatment for an eating...

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of any health risks associated with electronic cigarettes; and if he will make a statement.

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency to make its final decision on the application of medicines regulation to...

      Fertility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which directorate of the NHS Commissioning Board is responsible for infertility.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average age is of general practitioners in the NHS.

      Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that the health of people with atypical haemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) are not disadvantaged by his Department's...

      Haemophilia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to support the haemophilia community.

      Health Professions: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the recommendation of the Health and Care Professions Council that health care practitioners be subject to statutory regulation.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that patient groups are involved in the design of the procurement tenders by NHS trusts.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that patient groups are included in strategic decision-making by (a) his Department and (b) the NHS Commissioning Board.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many individual items of correspondence his Department received in each of the last 10 years expressing concern about NHS trusts' total losses, bad...

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of hospitals identified to provide specialist children's congenital heart surgical...

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which organisation will now be responsible for responding to the High Court judgment in respect of the proposal by the Safe and Sustainable Review...

      Horsemeat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what reports the Food Standards Agency has received on the number of (a) meatballs stored by IKEA in freezers after withdrawing the product because of...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many acute beds there were by hospital in England in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12 and (d) 2012-13.

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many emergency and acute admissions to hospital there were by primary care trust in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13.

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the 10 most common causes of (a) child and (b) adult emergency (i) admissions to and (ii) attendances at hospital were in each of the last five years...

      Hospitals: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to Question 148422, what the reasons were for the decrease in capital investment in hospital building between 2010-11 and 2011-12.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of (a) the length of waiting times for spinal surgery, (b) the number of specialist spinal surgeons and (c) the number...

      Human Embryo Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an assessment of (a) moral and (b) scientific issues relating to a technique for implanting donor DNA from a third party into in vitro...

      Human Papillomavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many yellow card reports for the drug Cerverix were received by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c)...

      Human Papillomavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment his Department has made of the increased risk to human health through cancer following infection with the human papilloma virus...

      Kidneys: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what training is provided to NHS staff on identifying and treating acute kidney injury.

      Leukaemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he has taken to ensure that those diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia have access to a wide range of treatment options, including...

      Local HealthWatch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department's definition of a social enterprise with regard to Healthwatch organisations reflects a cross-Governmental definition of social...

      Macfarlane Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his plans are for future funding of the Macfarlane Trust; and if he will make a statement.

      Maternity Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the spare capacity level for birth is at (a) Heartlands Hospital, (b) Worcestershire Royal Hospital and (c) Birmingham Women's Hospital.

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on accreditation for the clinical research industry.

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to encourage pharmaceutical companies to carry out clinical research in the UK.

      Medirest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received from (a) trade unions and (b) other staff representatives on the non-payment of contract staff at Chase Farm Hospital...

      Meningococcal Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to raise awareness of meningococcal group B disease.

      Methadone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of dispensing methadone from community pharmacies in terms of reducing dependence on drugs.

      Methadone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been paid to community pharmacies to dispense methadone prescriptions in each of the last three years.

      Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence quality standard for muscular degeneration will be developed.

      National Cancer Research Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what amount of funding his Department will spend on research into (a) all types of cancer, (b) site-specific cancers and (c) brain cancer in each...

      NHS Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospitals (a) have and (b) have not acquired foundation trust status.

      NHS: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which local authority areas in England did not have a violent patient scheme in the most recent period for which information is available.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the devolved assemblies to ensure that NHS funding formula is used effectively for those who are...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision is made for patient representation to the NHS under his planned reforms.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital trusts are subject to merger.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many clinical commissioning bodies there will be from 1 April 2013.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to promote cohesion and collaboration between clinical commissioning groups.

      NHS: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for which healthcare professionals his Department is considering the introduction of compulsory work experience before they receive NHS funding for their...

      Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the Health Minister in the Northern Ireland Executive.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to provide employment opportunities in the NHS to accommodate the expected increase in short-term healthcare assistants once...

      Opiates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of (a) the relative mortality risks and (b) the relative risks associated with misuse and diversion of the use of methadone...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) liver, (b) heart and (c) kidney donations have been made to private patients from (i) across the UK, (ii) EU nations and (iii) non-EU nations...

      Paramedical Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will add paramedic and paramedic trainers to those eligible for the NHS bursary scheme.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria are used in (a) his Department and (b) each public body for which he is responsible to determine which officials receive bonus payments.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the designation of pharmacies as buildings for the...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to promote public awareness of healthcare services available at community pharmacists; and if he will make a statement.

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS prescription fines have been levied for employment and support allowance recipients unable to accurately complete NHS prescription exemption...

      Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many sites owned by the NHS and his Department have no clinical function; and what the location and book value is of each such site.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many clinical nurses specialising in prostate cancer there are in each clinical commissioning group.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2013, Official Report, column 248W, on Radiotherapy, how much funding the National Institute for Health Research...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2013, Official Report, column 248W, on Radiotherapy, whether the National Institute for Health Research is funding any...

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on advertising job vacancies in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007, (d) 2008 and (e) 2009.

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 March 2013, Official Report, column 1086W, on school milk, (1) if he will publish all externally commissioned or received...

      Sexually Transmitted Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to tackle increases in the number of those over 50 who have sexually transmitted diseases; and what steps he is taking to educate...

      Sleep Apnoea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to improve awareness and treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many care providers the Care Quality Commission has (a) fined and (b) closed in each of the last five years.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many official complaints the Care Quality Commission has received in each of the last five years; and of those how many (a) were and (b) were not upheld.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he last met the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to discuss better integration of health and social care; (2) what...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many days of work were carried out by officials in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on average in...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abdominoplasty operations have been carried out by the NHS in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and if he will make a...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2013, Official Report, column 534W, on telephone services, whether a UK landline number beginning with 01, 02 or 03 is...

      Tobacco: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost to date has been of the consultation on standardised packaging for tobacco products; and what the cost was of each previous...

      Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department takes to ensure that UK residents who have an organ transplant (a) in the UK and (b) overseas only receive organs for which...

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's budget was for overseas travel for officials and Ministers in 2012-13.

      Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many referrals to secondary care were made for patients experiencing problems with their vision by (a) GPs, (b) optometrists and (c) other health care...

  • House of Lords

    • Adoption

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many transracial adoptions were effected in England in (1) 2010, (2) 2011, and (3) 2012. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many same-race adoptions were...

    • Alcohol: Rehabilitation Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to fund, wholly or in part, private sector alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation centres that utilise holistic, alternative or...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Maritime Patrol Aircrew worked on Nimrod; how many were redeployed following the deletion of Nimrod; and, of those, how many are now serving overseas.

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average annual cost per head of Maritime Patrol Aircrew.

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current level of funding per annum for a Maritime Patrol replacement programme.

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current timescale for the phasing out of the Tornado fleet; what is the cost of retaining the Tornado fleet each year between now and the fleet being...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the cost of fitting Storm Shadow to the Typhoon; and over what timescale that enhancement will be completed.

      Armed Forces: Defence Budget

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the forecast underspend in the Ministry of Defence for the financial year 2012-13.

      Armed Forces: Equipment and Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria are used to determine whether United Kingdom-owned military equipment and vehicles should (1) be retained and repatriated, (2) is safe to leave...

      Armed Forces: Equipment and Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the European Union, the United Nations, and Afghan and other agencies based in Afghanistan to determine the feasibility of...

      Armed Forces: Royal Air Force Regiment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost of the Royal Air Force Regiment; what is the role of the Royal Air Force Regiment; and how its activities will fit into the Army 2020 plans.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 12 March (WA 48), what financial support is available to asylum seekers while their cases are being...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what, if any, reduction there has been in the number of caseworkers interviewing and processing asylum applications in the past 12 months; and what assessment they...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what benefits have been realised from co-operation between the UK Border Agency and Asylum Aid on the Right First Time project.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Afghan citizens who have served the British military or other British government body in Afghanistan have applied for asylum or residence in the United...

      Asylum Seekers: Homosexuality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 12 March (WA 56), how many homosexual individuals have been removed to countries where homosexuality...

      Badgers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 13 March (WA 63) regarding badger culling, whether the report to Ministers will be made public.

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of religious freedoms in Bahrain.

      Banks: Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under which powers they have guaranteed deposits formerly held in the Cypriot Laiki Bank and recently transferred to the Bank of Cyprus UK, and why; how many...

      Banks: Danske Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Danske Bank has been permitted to issue bank notes in Northern Ireland under that name; if so, how many and what value of notes that bank has currently in...

      Banks: Green Investment Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Green Investment Bank will be required to make disclosures relating to its risks and lending which are equivalent to those of banks which are regulated...

      Banks: Lending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have conducted a post-programme review of the economic effectiveness of HM Treasury's Project Merlin in promoting bank lending; and, if so, whether...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 18 March (WA101), whether the requirement for self-employed claimants for benefits to provide relevant evidence...

      British Citizenship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 6 February (WA 58), why the revised Life in the UK Test was launched on 25 March when the revised...

      British Citizenship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 6 February (WA 58), what evidence will be required as proof of English proficiency for applicants...

      Cayman Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any issues are negatively affecting the relationship of the United Kingdom with the Government of the Cayman Islands; and, if so, what.

      Charities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have consulted the Charity Commission to ensure that organisations, including religious ones, that have a political agenda do not qualify for...

      Child Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 14 March (WA 77), whether they will publish responses to the consultation Measuring Child Poverty where respondents...

      Child Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to implement the Munro review of Child Protection.

      Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of self-employed contractors used by the Children and Family Advisory and Support Service in each of the previous five...

      Children: Cyber Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase understanding and awareness amongst parents and guardians of the cyber safety issues facing their children.

      Children: Looked-after Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are ensuring that local authorities use the pupil premium to support looked-after children who are not enrolled at a mainstream provider, in line with...

      Children: Nurseries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that the quality of childcare in the nation's nurseries remains high under their plans to increase the ratio of children to carers.

      Children: Safeguarding Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Nash on 21 March (WS 36), how they intend to ensure that street-connected children and runaways are fully supported under...

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Verma on 14 January (WA 110), 5 February (WA 31-2) and 21 March (WA 170-1), whether they will ensure that their...

      Community Organisers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in which locations, and in which local authority areas, community organisers are in place.

      Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species: Conferences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost to HM Treasury of the attendance of the United Kingdom CITES delegation at the recent conference in Bangkok.

      Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species: Conferences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, given that CITES falls under the United Nations Environment Programme and that secret ballots are unusual within the United Nations system, why virtually all...

      Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species: Conferences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they argued at the CITES conference in Bangkok in favour of the uplifting of protection of polar bears.

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 28 November 2012 (WA 59), whether, in the light of the current financial crisis in the Republic of Cyprus, they...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they fulfil their role as a guarantor power with respect to Cyprus under the 1960 Treaty of Guarantee; and on what basis they consult the other two guarantor...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, as a guarantor power for Cyprus under the 1960 Treaty of Guarantee, what amendments have been made to that treaty; when those amendments were made; and whether...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what rights the two communities in Cyprus have with respect to natural resources within Cypriot territorial boundaries, including territorial waters, under the...

      Disabled People: Independent Living Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to ensure that NHS staff, and staff providing care to patients in all settings, receive training in the use of disability and...

      Drones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the joint study by Stanford University and New York University on United States drone practices in Pakistan; and what plans they...

      Dyslexia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) school-centred, (2) School Direct Training Programme, (3) School Direct Training Programme (salaried), (4) undergraduate course, (5) postgraduate...

      Dyslexia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the support available to teachers to assist pupils with dyslexia and other literacy difficulties.

      Education Act 1996

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what account they will take in their consideration of the repeal of Section 444(b) of the Education Act 1996 of the case for providing opportunities for distance...

      Education: 16-18 Year-olds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, for the latest year available, how many 16-18 year-olds in England achieved an academic Level 3 qualification; and, of those, how many attended (1) independent...

      Education: National Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to address concerns that the new national curriculum will affect pupils negatively at a young age as a result of its emphasis on...

      Education: Personal, Social and Health Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the outcome of their 2011 review of Personal, Social and Health Education will be published.

      Education: Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a child who currently has a statement of special educational needs will automatically be issued with an education, health and care plan; or whether such a...

      Education: Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific training and guidance they offer to (1) schools, and (2) local authorities, with regard to (a) carrying out, (b) making, (c) reassessing, (d)...

      Employer Ownership Pilot

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what lessons have been learnt from the first round of the Employer Ownership Pilot, and whether the second round will take account of any such assessment.

      Employment: Jobcentre Plus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Freud at col. 944 of the Official Report on 25 March, how may Jobcentre Plus offices were open on Sunday 10 March; how many mothers...

      Employment: Jobcentre Plus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Jobcentre Plus offices prior to March 2013 operated targets and league tables relating to the extent to which their staff sanction jobseekers.

      Energy: Renewable Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to reduce renewable energy subsidies with a view to reducing fuel poverty and industrial energy costs in the United Kingdom; and whether they...

      EU: Roma Communities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to engage in dialogue with the European Union in order to address the issues encountered by Roma communities both in the United Kingdom and...

      Finance: Early and Prompt Payment Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council and other local authorities regarding the financial benefits of early payment schemes for...

      Flooding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 21 March (WA 174), what assessment they have made of the costs and benefits of managing floods across Curry...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of differences in (1) dental health, and (2) general health, between the populations of Birmingham and Manchester over the last 30...

      Food: Food Banks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to provide financial or other support for food banks.

      Fostering

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relative effectiveness of transracial and same-race fostering of black and minority ethnic children; and what evidence has...

      Further Education: Technical Skills

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between academic achievement and technical skill levels in the United Kingdom manufacturing and industrial...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of materials for repair of water and sewage infrastructure currently being allowed to enter Gaza.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of incursions into and attacks on the people of Gaza by Israel since the ceasefire following Operation Pillar of Cloud.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of rockets fired into Southern Israel from Gaza since the ceasefire following Operation Pillar of Cloud.

      Global Conflict Prevention Pool

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were (1) the objectives, and (2) the annual budget, of the Global Conflict Prevention Pool for each of the past five years.

      Global Conflict Prevention Pool

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the individual projects with which the Global Conflict Prevention Pool has engaged, and the costs of each project, in each of the past five years.

      Global Conflict Prevention Pool

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what governance structures apply to the Global Conflict Prevention Pool; who sits on any governance bodies relating to that initiative; and how any disagreements...

      Government Departments: Consultants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for International Development spent on management consultants in (1) 2007, and (2) 2012; and what were the reasons for any increase.

      Government Departments: Consultants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost of the recent move of the Department for International Development headquarters from 1 Palace Street to the former Cabinet Office premises at 22...

      Government Departments: Consultants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the reasons for not including the Stabilisation Unit in the recent move of the Department for International Development headquarters to 22 Whitehall; and...

      Government Departments: Ministerial Engagements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what engagements were undertaken by Department for Education Ministers between January and March 2013 in the English regions of (1) the North West, (2) Yorkshire...

      Government Departments: Ministerial Engagements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what engagements were undertaken by Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers between January and March 2013 in the English regions of (1) the North West, (2)...

      Government Departments: Ministerial Engagements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what engagements were undertaken by Home Office Ministers between January and March 2013 in the English regions of (1) the North West, (2) Yorkshire and Humber,...

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to address the significant disparity between the educational attainment of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils at secondary schools and...

      Health: Microbiology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the new inspector of microbiology will be in post.

      House of Commons: Legislation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the Report of the McKay Commission on the consequences of devolution for the House of Commons.

      House of Lords: Offices

      To ask the Chairman of Committees how many offices for use (1) by peers, (2) by peers' personal staff, and (3) as (a) study rooms, and (b) researchers' rooms, are allocated to (i) the Crossbench...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the rights under the European Convention of Human Rights to freedom of expression and respect for private life, home and...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the children referred by the UK Border Agency in 2012 to the National Referral Mechanism for Victims of Trafficking first arrived in the United Kingdom...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the children referred by the UK Border Agency in 2012 to the National Referral Mechanism for Victims of Trafficking have had their cases referred to...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) Vietnamese, (2) Nigerian, and (3) Chinese, children have been referred to the National Referral Mechanism since it was launched in 2009.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many calls have been made to the UK Border Agency hotline since it was launched in October 2011 regarding human trafficking concerns about individuals on...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Stowell of Beeston on 21 March (Official Report, col. 669-72), how many people were referred to the National Referral Mechanism...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to implement a central system to record data on what happens to trafficked children after referral to the National Referral Mechanism, in...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect a child trafficking strategic threat assessment report to be published by the UK Human Trafficking Centre.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who will hold responsibility for the prevention of child trafficking when the National Crime Agency starts operations in October 2013.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the problem of trafficking of Vietnamese children, in the light of no convictions for the trafficking of Vietnamese children...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Nigerian children have been referred to the National Referral Mechanism since April 2009; and what percentage of those children have received a positive...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to end human trafficking following the first annual report of the Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group on Human Trafficking.

      International Day for Street Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will support the International Day for Street Children on 12 April.

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 18 March (WA116), why they have not produced any estimate for the number of Iraqis killed as a result of...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel concerning the reported spraying of foul smelling liquid known as "skunk" on residents and homes in...

      Judicial Execution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the use of crucifixion as a form of judicial execution, and (2) the practice of displaying on a cross the bodies of those...

      Kenya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the number of refugees who have fled Kenya since the Government of Kenya announced its plan to relocate all urban refugees to...

      Litter

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the success of the power granted to local authorities in the London Authorities Act 2012 to make littering a civil offence; how...

      Music Companies: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many music companies in the past year have obtained loans under (1) the Funding for Lending Scheme, (2) the National Loan Guarantee Scheme, (3) Community...

      Music Companies: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many music companies have in the past year obtained investment under (1) the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme, (2) the Enterprise Investment Scheme, (3) the...

      National Institute for Economic and Social Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they have provided to the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR) in the past three years, and for what purposes; when that body...

      Northern Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus has co-operated with the United Kingdom police in returning wanted and on-the-run criminals; and what assessment...

      Northern Ireland: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have not designated Northern Ireland schools in relation to the statutory equality duties under section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998; and whether...

      Ofwat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the duties of Ofwat with respect to (1) water industry consumers, and (2) the regulation of the financial health and structure of water companies with...

      Olympic Supplier Recognition Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what definition of "audio, video and audio-visual equipment, recording devices, navigation equipment, and cameras" has been used in the establishment of the...

      Olympic Supplier Recognition Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend further to refine the definitions of (1) "audio, video and audio-visual equipment, recording devices, navigation equipment, and cameras", and...

      Olympic Supplier Recognition Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why entertainment lighting suppliers to the London 2012 Games are excluded from the Olympic Supplier Recognition Scheme.

      Pitcairn

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to honey producers in Pitcairn to develop and expand that industry.

      Pitcairn

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 27 March (WA 251), what are their differences of opinion with Pitcairn's locally elected Government.

      Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry Regiment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the future structure and possible redeployment of the Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry Regiment.

      Schools: Careers Advice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research is being carried out into the effectiveness of the school-based careers advice service introduced in September 2012.

      Schools: Design and Technology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what comparison they have made between academic achievement and technical skill levels attained in the United Kingdom manufacturing and industrial workforce in the...

      Schools: Design and Technology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what response they have made to reactions from industry and the education community to their proposal "schools curriculum for design and technology, programmes for...

      Schools: Free Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what new free schools have opened since 2010 in the English regions of (1) the North West, (2) Yorkshire and Humber, and (3) the North East.

      Schools: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take in pursuance of the finding in the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, Capital funding for new school places, that 256,000...

      Schools: Sixth Forms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is possible for a secondary school to receive a good or outstanding grade from Ofsted if its sixth form is not judged to be good or outstanding.

      Serious Fraud Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their evaluation of the funding and staffing needs of the Serious Fraud Office in combating bribery.

      Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are investigating the possible mis-selling of fixed-rate loans to small and medium-sized enterprises.

      Somalia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, notwithstanding the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 21 March (WA 183), how they will ensure that women will be meaningfully represented at the International...

      Stateless People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have for improving the situation of stateless people, including those in Europe; and what representations they have made to other governments...

      Teachers: Specialist Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of specialist, accredited dyslexia teachers within the education system.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that teacher training institutions are adequately staffed to produce teachers who are competent to teach the new national...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to ensure that sufficient staff in teacher training institutions acquire the requisite competence in lexicology, semantic structures, and...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what change there has been in the number of initial teacher training placements in (1) special schools, and (2) specialist settings within mainstream schools,...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current state of freedom of the press in Turkey.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 21 March (WA 185-6), what steps they have taken to implement the recommendations contained in the...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they are moving the remit of the UK Border Agency back to the Home Office.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 14 March (WA 92), what guidance and training in counselling is received by those UK Border Agency...

      UK Border Agency: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 14 March (WA 92), what assessments, appraisals and reviews are carried out following UK Border Agency...

      Violence against Women

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the announcement on 4 March that the next Department for International Development plan for Afghanistan will include violence against women as a...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what statistics they keep on visitors and other categories of people staying beyond the time allowed on their visa; how many visitors were estimated to have...

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