Written answers

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • South Africa: Sexual Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress he is making on tackling sexual violence in South Africa.

    • Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the recent national dialogue conference in Yemen.

      Sexual Violence in Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to implement the G8 declaration on preventing sexual violence in conflict; and if he will...

      Al-Qaeda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on a link between Jabhat-al-Nasra and al-Qaeda.

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the Bahrain Government's implementation of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry's...

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received following the inclusion of Bahrain as a case study in his Department's 2011 Human Rights...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support he is giving to British nationals stationed in Akrotiri and Dhekelia in the light of the current economic situation...

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the protection of Christians and other religious minorities in India; and if he will make...

      Mali

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Mali; and if he will make a statement.

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government are taking in response to the recent actions of North Korea.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what criteria will be used to determine to which countries experts should be deployed as part of the preventing sexual violence...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the UK team of experts on preventing sexual violence will be deployed to (a) South Sudan, (b) Bosnia, (c) Mali, (d) Syrian...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Sri Lankan Government since the UN Human Rights Council resolution on political...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) the US, (b) the EU and (c) France; and what comparative...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Bombings: Omagh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions she has had with (a) the Omagh families and (b) the Irish Government about the 1998 Omagh bombing; and if she will make...

  • Leader of the House

    • Travel

      To ask the Leader of the House (1) how many officials in his Office stayed in hotels in (a) the UK and (b) every other country during the last five years; at what total cost; and what the...

    • UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will bring forward proposals to set up a parliamentary Select Committee to scrutinise the workings of UK Trade and Investment.

  • Home Department

    • Andrey Pavlov

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what data is held by border control authorities on the movements of Andrey Pavlov, a Russian citizen, in and out of the UK since 1 October 2012.

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many responses from members of the public to her Department's 2011 consultation on antisocial behaviour proposed the abolition of the...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many responses from front-line professionals to her Department's 2011 consultation on antisocial behaviour proposed the abolition of the...

      Asylum: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many representations the UN has made to the UK on granting asylum to residents of Camp Liberty in Iraq.

      Cannabis: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police raids on properties in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber resulted in the discovery of...

      Dementia

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

      Deportation: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the UK Border Agency is reconsidering the case of Mr Edrick Phanuel Mazarodze; and when the Agency plans to respond to his request...

      Deportation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) of those foreign nationals deported under section 32 of the UK Borders Act 2007, what (a) crimes they were found guilty of and (b)...

      Deportation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department of those foreign nationals who successfully appealed against their deportation under section 32 of the UK Borders Act 2007, (1) what (a)...

      Deportation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department of those foreign nationals deported under section 32 of the UK Borders Act 2007, (1) how many unsuccessful appeals there were using (a) the...

      Deportation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals (a) were deported and (b) successfully appealed against their deportation under section 32 of the UK Borders Act...

      Deportation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many appeals against deportation under section 32 of the UK Borders Act 2007 were outstanding on 1 January in each of the last six years.

      Driving Offences: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalty notices were issued to motorists in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber in 2011.

      Driving under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have had breathalyser tests administered to them by police officers in each of the last five years; and how many such people...

      Drugs: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what grants were offered to each organisation in the South Wales Police Force area which received funds from the Drug Testing Grant during...

      Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what funding her Department provides for the running of local resilience forums; (2) what recent assessment she has made of the Local...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 26 March 2013, Official Report, column 1147W, on human trafficking, if she will list the Government Departments and...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what checks are in place to ensure that pensioners in the UK who are EU nationals have (a) comprehensive health cover and (b) sufficient...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to the Minister for Immigration dated 5 March 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton...

      Overseas Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress her Department has made towards establishing a fees structure for higher education institutions accessing the Account...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what salary the director general of the (a) visas and immigration and (b) immigration law enforcement commands will receive.

      Police: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what obligations there are on police authorities and their legal representatives to respond to serious allegations of corruption against...

      Police: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign police officers are operating in the UK, by country of origin; and who holds that information.

      Police: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many online crime reports have been submitted at www.actionfraud.police.uk.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the directoral salaries of the (a) Immigration and Visa Service and (b) Law Enforcement Agency are planned to be; and when such...

      Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the announcement by the Director of Public Prosecutions that the Crown Prosecution Service will be re-opening historic...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Baroness Thatcher

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office for what reason his Department rather than the Department for Culture, Media and Sport organised the funeral of Baroness Thatcher.

    • Crime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many offences of (a) domestic violence, (b) rape, (c) other serious sexual violence and (d) hate crime were committed in England (i) in total and...

      Suicide

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many suicides were recorded in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK in each year between 1987 and 1994.

      Youth Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which youth projects have been funded by the Nesta Impact Investment Fund to date.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Business: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many working hours officials in his Department spent in connection with its review of barriers faced by some black and...

    • Empty Property: Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how groups such as the Lifford Business Association could bid for the High Street Fund if they did not receive any of the...

      Homelessness: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were homeless in Ashfield constituency in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Local Government Services: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what additional funding he plans to provide for local authority services as a result of the return of British forces and their...

      Planning Permission: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homeowner planning applications were (a) approved and (b) rejected in Barnsley Central constituency in 2012; and how...

      Theft: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding his Department provides to parish councils for work with businesses on preventing acquisitive crime.

      Urban Areas: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what steps he has taken to ensure that the High Street Innovation Fund is used to support high streets and not absorbed...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on conglomerates and other organisations paying monies to farmers or smallholders to apply for outline...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Business: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what meetings he has had with ministerial colleagues and officials between November 2011 and March 2013 concerning the Government's review of barriers faced by...

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what assessment he has made of the cost to local authorities of (a) implementing individual electoral registration and (b) the requirement for electoral...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost to his Department was of improving infrastructure in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2012; and how much such spending was claimed...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost was of Operation Oqab Tsuka; and how much such spending was claimable against the UK's overseas development assistance commitment.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost was of training the Afghan police forces in 2012.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the suitability of the Glock 17 Gen 4 pistol for prevailing conditions in Helmand province.

      Armed Forces: Absent Voting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to review the arrangements for allowing serving personnel stationed away from home to vote in elections.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the occupied UK service family accommodation estate was below Standard 2 for condition in March 2013.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of single living accommodation bed-spaces for trained personnel was Grade 1 standard in March 2013.

      Armed Forces: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has paid to Royal Mail for managing postal services for the armed forces in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many recruits to the (a) Army, (b) infantry, (c) Royal Navy and (d) Royal Air Force were aged 16 at enlistment in each year since 2010-11.

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 14 January 2013, Official Report, column 596W, on armed forces: sexual offences, if he will consider amending sections 156 and...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to increase the provision of training for assisting officers; and if he will make a statement.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessement he has made of the effectiveness of the Foxhound vehicle (a) in each climate and (b) on each terrain.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Foxhound vehicles are in service in the Army.

      Army: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what qualifications are available within two years to those who join the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force at 16; (2) what (a)...

      Army: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 26 March 2013, Official Report, column 1010W, on Army: redundancy, whether figures given in that answer are in real terms.

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many civilian and military personnel from his Department are based in (a) Anguilla, (b) Bermuda, (c) British Antarctic Territory, (d) British Indian...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 19 March 2013, Official Report, column 644W, on defence: procurement, if he will list those projects which are funded on an...

      Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to his Department was of measures to protect military assets from cyber attacks in each of the last five years.

      Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the UK's ability to defend against cyber attacks on military assets.

      France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with their French counterparts on the effect of reductions in defence budgets on the...

      Haiti

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of Operation PANLAKE was; and how much of this cost was claimable against the UK's overseas development assistance commitment.

      Mali

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to the public purse has been of UK support for military intervention in Mali to date.

      Military Bases: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2013, Official Report column 937W, on RAF Leuchars, if he will place in the Library (a) the sustainability appraisal...

      RAF Fylingdales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect on RAF Fylingdale's work of (a) onshore and (b) offshore wind turbines.

      RAF Lossiemouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what recent estimate he has made of the cost of capital works to relocate RAF Leuchars' current parented units to RAF Lossiemouth; (2) what recent...

      RAF Lossiemouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what current estimate has been made of the cost of the move of (a) personnel, (b) stores and equipment and (c) communications and information systems...

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the recent statement by Rear Admiral Barry Bruner, Director of the Undersea Warfare Division of the US Navy, that that...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what he plans to provide a substantive answer to Questions 149886 and 149887 tabled on 22 March 2013 for named day answer on 25 March 2013; and what the...

  • Treasury

    • Commodity Markets: Tax Yields

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the value is of tax revenue raised from commodity trading; and what steps he plans to take to increase any such revenue.

    • Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many companies based in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Scotland, (d) Wales and (e) Northern Ireland paid corporation tax at the (i) main, (ii) small...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) pursuant to the oral answer to the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull North of 26 March 2013, Official Report, column 1468, on minimum wage: evasion,...

      Oil: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has assessed the potential effects of a $50 increase in the price of oil on the UK's GDP.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what data HM Revenue and Customs (a) publishes and (b) collects but does not publish about incidences of fraud in the public sector.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much HM Revenue and Customs has spent on counter-fraud activities in each of the last five years.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many full-time equivalent staff in HM Revenue and Customs have worked on counter-fraud activities in each of the last five years.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the amount lost from HM Revenue and Customs' budget as a result of fraud in each of the last five years.

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answers of 18 March 2013, Official Report, column 420W, on the Child Benefit Office, and of 19 March 2013, Official Report, column 602W, on...

      Tax Allowances: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to provide further tax relief for small businesses for the purposes of reducing youth unemployment.

      Venture Capital

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of how much (a) has been invested in small and medium-sized enterprises via venture capital trusts since their introduction...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Beef: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he has taken to promote export of British beef to Russia since the lifting of the ban on British beef imports by...

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

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

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the increase of food banks across the UK.

      Horsemeat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answers of 28 January 2013, Official Report, column 594W, on horse meat: exports, what the (a) value and (b)...

      Horses: Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the response by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate to Freedom of Information request AT1 250, at which...

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides; and what assessment he has made of the use of such pesticides on...

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress he has made on developing an action plan for the sustainable use of pesticides in the UK.

      Polar Bears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the recent decision of the Convention on International Trade: Endangered Species on the commercial trade in...

      Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what powers are available to local authorities to tackle high levels of pollution in residential areas.

  • Attorney-General

    • Complaints

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will take steps to introduce a complaints procedure for matters relating to the work of the Law Officers' Departments and the public bodies for which they are...

    • Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Attorney-General on how many occasions a judge or magistrate has refused the admission of bad character or hearsay evidence as a result of late service of the application or the...

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) on how many occasions the prosecution has offered no evidence in the (a) magistrates' court and (b) Crown court following the commencement of criminal...

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Attorney-General what the total amount has been of wasting costs orders made against the Crown Prosecution Service in the criminal courts in each of the last five years.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General on how many occasions the Crown Prosecution Service has applied for an extension of time for service of papers beyond the statutory requirements as set out in the...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Youth Sport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to encourage youth sport participation.

    • Health Education: Sex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) if she will request that the British Board of Film Classification provides an age rating to material used in sex and relationship...

      Press: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 10 April 2013, Official Report, column 1141W, on press: regulation, whether a contribution by guest bloggers...

      Public Lending Right

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what savings will be achieved over the next 10 years by transferring the administration of public lending right to the British...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many days of work were carried out by officials in (a) her Department and (b) each of its agencies and non-departmental public...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will bring forward legislative proposals to abolish television licences in the UK.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department has a dementia strategy.

    • Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of disabled children living in poverty in Birmingham.

      Fines: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions his Department has had with the Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for Justice on the creation of an Information Sharing...

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) social fund crisis loan applications and (b) grants to cover funeral costs were (i) unsuccessful and (ii) successful in (A) each...

      Hearing Impairment: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what provision his Department has made for video relay services for deaf people; (2) how many people requested the use of video relay...

      Incapacity Benefit: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals in Peterborough constituency previously in receipt of incapacity benefit have elected not to be reassessed for any...

      Independent Living Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what analysis his Department performed on the potential discrimination and human rights effects of those affected as part of the consultation...

      Jobcentre Plus: Worthing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the letter to hon. Members of 22 February 2013 from the Surrey and Sussex district manager, if he will set out statistics for...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Newham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of new claims for jobseeker's allowance (a) in total and (b) made by claimants living in the London borough of Newham were made...

      Personal Independence Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential difficulties in assessing whether people with (a) multiple sclerosis and (b) other fluctuating...

      Personal Independence Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance he has issued to decision-makers on the appropriate length of award for personal independence payment.

      Personal Independence Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he will take to monitor the rates of reassessment for personal independence payment and the effect of such reassessments on the...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what advice his Department has received on its liability under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 in cases where a...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what data his Department publishes on fraud in the welfare sector.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether it is his policy that 80% of universal credit applications should be made online by 2017; and if he will make a statement.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects all new claims to existing benefits and credits to be entirely phased-out and replaced with universal credit.

      Vacancies: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of jobs advertised on the Universal Jobmatch website were for self-employment in (a) Makerfield constituency and (b) the UK...

      Vacancies: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish details of the proportion of jobs advertised through the Universal Jobmatch website in each economic sector since that...

      Vacancies: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have been subject to sanctions for not applying to vacancies advertised through the Universal Jobsmatch website.

      Winter Fuel Payments: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Peterborough constituency are eligible for winter fuel payments.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many benefit sanction referrals were made by Work programme providers in (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and (c) January to March 2013.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2013, Official Report, column 404W, on the Work programme, for what reason his Department can no longer...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make it his policy that all participants involved in the Work programme and Work Choice programme should be explicitly informed, as...

  • Transport

    • Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many rapid chargers have been installed under the Plugged-in Places scheme; and in what locations they have been installed.

    • Electric Vehicles: Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions Ministers in his Department have had with the Office for Low Emission Vehicles on electric motorbikes; and what progress has been made...

      Great Western Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how his Department plans to ensure that suitable electric rolling stock is available for use by the Great Western franchise from 2015 onwards.

      Motor Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions Ministers and officials in his Department have had with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on support for motorcycle sports.

      Motorcycles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to reduce motorcycle fatalities.

      Official Hospitality

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

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress Network Rail has made with its electrification programme; and when he expects the current programme to be completed.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in (a) Stornoway and (b) Belfast was staffed at below risk-assessed levels in March 2013.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the suitability of shared space schemes for people with a (a) mobility impairment, (b) visual impairment, (c) hearing...

      Thameslink Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the latest status is of the order for the new Thameslink trains.

      Transport: Scotland

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

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Electric Cables: Runcorn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to announce his decision in relation to the application by Manweb plc for a necessary wayleave to retain electric lines...

    • Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that the Energy Bill does not disadvantage independent energy generators.

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to prevent energy companies from mis-selling their products.

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with energy companies regarding the mis-selling of products.

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to extend consumer protection on energy bills to businesses.

      Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many heat pumps he expects to be installed by 2020.

      Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many heat pumps he expects to be installed in UK homes by 2020 as a result of (a) the Renewable Heat Incentive and (b) the...

      Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many heat pumps he expects to be installed in homes by March 2015 as a result of the introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive.

      Natural Gas: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many and what proportion of homes in Mid Bedfordshire do not have access to the gas network.

      Natural Gas: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many and what proportion of homes in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire do not have access to the gas network.

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of (a) inward investment in England and Wales by (i) region, (ii) value added and (iii) gross domestic...

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when the nuclear energy strike price negotiations between EDF and his Department began; and when he expects them to conclude.

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the Government is liable to reimburse EDF for any part of its £1 billion investment in Sizewell in the event of failure to...

      Official Gifts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which ministerial gifts (a) he and (b) his ministerial colleagues have chosen to keep since May 2010.

      Radioactive Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on which occasions since May 2010 nuclear material has been withdrawn from safeguards under the provisions of article 14 of the 1977...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that independent renewable energy generators are not disadvantaged compared to the larger utilities...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what evidence his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on whether the long-term power purchase agreement market will...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what powers he is considering taking to intervene should the long-term power purchase agreement market not improve under contracts for...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many tonnes of carbon dioxide were displaced by renewable electricity generation in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Scotland and (d)...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many accidents related to wind turbines have been recorded by his Department in the last three years.

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the energy output performance of offshore wind turbines.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeships in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England completed in (i) 2010, (ii)...

    • Business: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress the Government have made in completing its review of access to finance for people from black and minority ethnic...

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the Government's proposed exception to copyright for private copying will apply to audiovisual works which may be...

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the circumvention of technological protection measures will be permitted in the event that a notice of complaint is...

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of whether (a) the proposed exception to copyright for private copying will apply to legally...

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of whether the inclusion of cloud services within the scope of the proposed exception to copyright...

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has received legal advice on the potential use of the European Communities Act 1972 to implement new...

      Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the implications of his Department's impact assessment on the proposed repeal of Section 52 of the...

      Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what steps he plans to take to ensure that his Department's management of the repeal of Section 52 of the Copyright,...

      Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received from rights holders pressing for early implementation of Section 52 of the Copyright,...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has a dementia strategy.

      Employee Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills by what date he expects the Institute for Employee Ownership to be operational; and what deadlines and benchmarks he has set for...

      Energy: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the current value of the energy sector to the economy of Mid Bedfordshire; and what he estimates the...

      Engineering: North Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to showcase British industrial engineering products at trade fairs in (a) Morocco, (b) Tunisia, (c) Libya and...

      Export Controls: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to engage with those businesses refused export licences to India on account of issues related...

      Exports: Mauritania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the level of UK exports to Mauritania was in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012.

      Exports: Morocco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the financial value was of British exports to Morocco in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

      Exports: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the financial value of exports to Russia was in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012.

      Exports: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of UKTI (West Midlands) in assisting Shrewsbury businesses to export in each of the last three years.

      Insolvency: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the number and rate of (a) business deaths and (b) insolvencies of black and ethnic...

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of manufacturing activity in (a) Coventry, (b) the west midlands and (c) England; and what assessment...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the (a) average funding award and (b) average length of project supported through the Technology Strategy Board Biomedical...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will publish a list of Biomedical Catalyst award winners in each therapeutic area to date; (2) if he will publish a...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding has been awarded through the Biomedical Catalyst scheme through (a) the Technology Strategy Board and (b) the...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which 100 towns in the UK experienced the biggest fall in the collection of business rates in the last five years.

      Overseas Trade: BRIC Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the value was of (a) imports from and (b) exports to (i) Brazil, (ii) Russia, (iii) India and (iv) China in each of the last...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much investment his Department has made in the Post Office network in each of the last 15 years.

      Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) each of the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible received...

      Regulatory Policy Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Regulatory Policy Committee in the context of its lack of enforcement...

      Technology and Innovation Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 18 January 2013, Official Report, column 993W, on technology and innovation centre, how many Catapult...

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which hon. Members have been appointed as trade ambassadors by his Department.

      UK Research Partnership Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many bids for funding have been received under the second round of the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund.

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UK Trade and Investment staff were stationed in Russia in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012.

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UK Trade and Investment staff were dismissed for underperformance in 2012.

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to ensure that every UK Trade and Investment staff member is vigorously scrutinised on a targets basis...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UK Trade and Investment staff are posted in (a) Mauritania, (b) Morocco, (c) Algeria, (d) Tunisia, (e) Libya and (f) Egypt.

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for UK Trade and Investment representation in Mauritania.

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what role performance-related pay plays in the remuneration 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 list the names of UK Trade and Investment staff earning more than £100,000 per annum.

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether education and training provided through the Employer Ownership of Skills pilots will be inspected by Ofsted.

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress his Department has made in linking skills funding to job outcomes; and if he will make a statement.

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department paid out in total to skills initiatives across the UK in the latest period for which figures are...

  • Justice

    • Bill of Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent in developing a Bill of Rights to date.

    • Driving Offences: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what revenue has accrued to the Exchequer from motoring fines collected in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber in each of...

      Expert Evidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to ensure that expert witnesses are given sufficient time with prisoners to conduct interviews; and if he will make a statement.

      Expert Evidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) psychiatric and (b) psychological interviews by expert witnesses with prisoners are conducted in the health...

      Fireworks: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many fixed penalties were issued relating to the misuse of fireworks in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire in each of the last five years.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Banbury of 14 February 2013, Official Report, column 866W, on human trafficking, for what reasons he...

      Offenders: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment his Department has made of the average cost per case of collecting fines from offenders who fail to comply with their payment plans since...

      Office of the Public Guardian: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff are employed by the Office of the Public Guardian in Cumbria; and what proportion of such staff are paid at or above the relevant level of...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on measures to support recovery in the treatment of opioid dependence in prisoners.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders on supervision by the probation service had (a) mental health issues, (b) learning difficulties, (c) drug addictions or (d) alcohol...

      Sentencing: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many EU but non-UK nationals received sentences of two or more years in each of the last five years in (a) Gloucester and (b) England; and how many...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2013, Official Report, column 840W, on telephone services, whether a UK landline number beginning with 01, 02 or 03 is...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what criteria he used to calculate the cost allocated to local authorities in England and Wales for the remand of youths to care and custody from...

      Youth Offending Teams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which areas in England and Wales have youth offending team gang forums.

  • International Development

    • Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many officials in (a) her Department and (b) non-departmental public body travelled on (i) domestic and (ii) international flights...

    • Developing Countries: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much her Department has spent vaccinating children in the developing world since 2010; and how many vaccinations this amounts to.

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many officials in her (a) Department and (b) non-departmental public body stayed in hotels in (i) the UK and (ii) every other...

      Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many officials in (a) her Department and (b) the non-departmental public body for which she is responsible claimed reimbursements...

      Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many officials in (a) her Department and (b) the non-departmental public body for which she is responsible received payments under...

      Zambia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development under what programmes and category of expenditure UK aid to Zambia is spent.

      Zambia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid from her Department was provided to Zambia in the latest year for which figures are available.

  • Education

    • Absent Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to re-establish contact between absent fathers and their children.

    • Academies: Homophobia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what residual duties local authorities retain in relation to ensuring academy schools comply with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 and the...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to Table 3.1 of the report by the Young People's Learning Agency, Evaluation of the Young Apprenticeships Programme: Outcomes for cohort...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many apprentices are employed by his Department in his ministerial private office.

      Children in Care: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) whether it is a requirement that enhanced disclosure checks are carried out on any adult male who offers a home to a child in the care of a local...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what academic advice his Department has commissioned on childcare since January 2011; and if he will place in the Library copies of any such reports.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he still expects joint agency inspections of children's social care to begin from June 2013.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on the basis of what experience and qualifications Professor Julian Le Grand has been appointed to review the structure and governance arrangements of...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the reasons were for the time taken to bring forward the measures he has announced in his recent direction to Doncaster regarding children's...

      Children's Improvement Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when the decision was taken to end funding of the Children's Improvement Board; and for what reason the board was not told before the start of the new...

      Class Sizes: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average class size was for (a) secondary and (b) primary schools in Birmingham, Selly Oak constituency in each of the last three years.

      Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Children Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what progress his Department has made on its stocktake of implementation of the Bailey Review of the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of...

      Computers

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

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to encourage schools to introduce economics and business studies in key stage 3.

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether additional funding for continuing professional development and classroom resources will be available to implement the new national curriculum.

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effect that his proposed changes to examinations may have on children with autism who struggle with phraseology or...

      Education: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much capital expenditure there has been in the education sector in Birmingham in each year since 2010.

      Food Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what provision is made in the national curriculum at (a) primary and (b) secondary school for teaching children how to cook or eat healthily.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has issued any guidance to local authorities regarding the advising of residents to become foster carers as a way of avoiding...

      GCE AS-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 12 March 2013, Official Report, column 143W, on GCE: AS level, what assessment he has made of the number of universities who...

      Head Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many head teachers had the National Professional Qualification for Headship in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013.

      History: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which definition and measurement of progression his Department used to construct the proposed orders for history for key stages 1 to 3.

      History: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education who wrote the final draft of the orders for the new history curriculum.

      Literacy: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his plans are for the future of the Every Child a Reader programme.

      Parents: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) whether his Department has commissioned or conducted research into whether children are more successful in (a) education and (b) other areas of...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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.

      Plants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department has spent on indoor and outdoor plants and trees since his appointment.

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department has spent on advertising job vacancies since May 2010.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to reports of pork DNA in the food supply chain, what assessment his Department has made of the halal meat served in schools.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many maintained schools completed and submitted the Schools Financial Value Standard to their local authority as of 31 March 2012.

      Schools: Leadership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) national and (b) local leaders of education were in the education system in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012 and (iv) 2013.

      Schools: Leadership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many specialist leaders of education were in post on 1 January 2013.

      Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department's (a) computers or (b) mobile telephones have been used to (i) update and (ii) maintain the @toryeducation education Twitter account.

      Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will hold discussions with his special advisers to ensure they are not responsible for the (a) updating and (b) maintenance of the @toryeducation...

      Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) whether he has authorised the giving of information to the Twitter account @toryeducation; and whether he is aware of (a) his special advisers...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what provisions will be made under the Children and Families Bill for children who currently have School Action or School Action Plus provision;...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what assessment he has made of the effects of reductions in local authority budgets on the ability to deliver services included in local offers;...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many full-time equivalent officials in his Department are working on (a) children in care and (b) adoption (i) currently and (ii) in May 2010.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what training courses (a) he and (b) staff in his ministerial private office have undertaken in the last 12 months.

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients had to wait longer than four hours in accident and emergency at (a) Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and (b) Nottingham...

    • Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the 2013-14 funding allocations to clinical commissioning groups are on a per capita basis by (a) parliamentary constituency, (b) administrative...

      Coeliac Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to introduce early coeliac screening blood tests.

      Diabetes: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many accident and emergency (a) attendances and (b) admissions for diabetes treatment for children aged 0 to 18 years there were for each trust in...

      Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his best estimate is of the number of people in England with (a) multiple sclerosis, (b) Huntington's disease and (c) 22q deletion syndrome.

      Family Nurse Partnership Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Family Nurse Partnership Programme in addressing the relevant priorities of the Public Health...

      Family Nurse Partnership Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to encourage take-up of the Family Nurse Partnership Programme in deprived areas.

      Family Nurse Partnership Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2013, Official Report, column 712W, on the Family Nurse Partnership Programme, what the take-up of the scheme has been...

      Health Centres: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 15 January 2013, Official Report, column 698W, on health centres: Christchurch, whether his Department has disposed of its...

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much NHS Specialised Services has spent on external communications consultants for the Safe and Sustainable Review of children's heart surgery...

      Horses: Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2013, Official Report, column 521W, on horses: slaughterhouses, how many horses have been slaughtered in (a) total...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many accident and emergency (a) attendences and (b) admissions for (i) epilepsy and (ii) asthma treatment there were for children aged 0 to 18 in each...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is planning to take to allow mitochondrial transfer IVF technique to move forward following the Human Fertilisation and...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2013, Official Report, column 715W, on maternity services: Northamptonshire, and with reference to the announcement by...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Bridgend of 18 March 2013, reference MM/JH/18/03/2013.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to provide incentives for hospitals and trusts to use newly-trained bank midwives for the purposes of allowing new midwives finding...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to (a) update Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications and (b) introduce a minimum (i) number of...

      NHS: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS has spent on compensation, litigation and legal fees since May 2010.

      NHS: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that NHS trusts granted funding to employ contract staff under Agenda for Change honour the contracts they enter into with...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the current availability of (a) school nurses, (b) health visitors and (c) community children's nurses is in each local authority area.

      Pigs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of pigs slaughtered for human consumption in the UK are bred and reared in a totally indoor environment.

      Pigs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of pigs slaughtered for human consumption in the UK are recorded as having abscesses in the lymph nodes in their heads; and what...

      Polypropylene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the use of (a) TVT, TVT-O and TOT medical devices and (b) other medical devices using surgical polypropylene synthetic mesh.

      Polypropylene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints there have been to date to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency about the use of (a) TVT, TVT-O and TOT medical...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department collects information on the average distance cancer patients must travel from their homes to receive radiotherapy.

      Sir Robert Edwards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to mark the death of Sir Robert Edwards.

  • House of Lords

    • Aviation: Health and Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many reports of fatigue have been made through the Confidential Human Factors Incident Reporting Programme in the past five years.

    • Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their forecast of the percentage by which total government expenditure on welfare will be reduced when the benefit changes being introduced from April 2013...

      Cities: Economic Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of England outside Greater London is included in (1) the wave 1 city deals programme, and (2) the areas bidding under the wave 2 city deals, by (a)...

      Civil Service: Redundancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 25 February (WA 203-4) and on 7 March (WA 415), whether they will collate the numbers of civil...

      Corporal Derek Wood and Corporal David Howes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Corporals Derek Wood and David Howes were on active duty on 16 March 1988.

      Energy: Gas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of fluctuations in the international gas market and the United Kingdom's growing dependence on imported gas, they are taking steps to...

      Energy: Power Stations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why coal-fired power stations in the United Kingdom that can still generate electricity are being closed; and whether they have examined the approach towards the...

      EU: Financial Assistance to Member States

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they contributed towards International Monetary Fund and European Union bailouts and other crisis loans to (1) Cyprus, (2) Spain, (3) Portugal, (4)...

      Government Departments: Ministerial Engagements

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

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Traineeships described in the document The Future of Apprenticeships in England; Next steps from the Richmond review will provide for the specific needs of...

      Habitual Residence Test

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 27 February (WA 327), what strategies they have to improve the assessment procedures undertaken by Jobcentre Plus...

      Higher Education: Men

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to encourage more men to apply for university places.

      Housing: Loft Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many homes they estimate do not currently have sufficient loft insulation; how much funding they have provided to schemes to provide free loft insulation to...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the trafficking of children from Nigeria to the United Kingdom, in the light of the recent sentencing of Odosa Usiobaifo for...

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 12 March (WA 56), how many individuals have been deported to (1) Iran, (2) Iraq, and (3) Afghanistan,...

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have given to British nationals currently in North Korea about their safety and continued presence there; and whether they intend to maintain the...

      Northern Ireland: Legislation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Randerson on 26 March (WA 226), whether in the future the Northern Ireland Office will keep a record of requests to the...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual budget of the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency; how much it has cost since it was created; and whether that cost has been met by the Government or...

      Schools: Building Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Hill of Oareford on 14 May 2012 (WS 99-101), when work on the priority school building programme will (1) begin, and (2)...

      UK Border Agency: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the practical implications of abolishing the UK Border Agency will be in light of the Permanent Secretary for the Home Office's comments that "most of [the...

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