Written answers

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

  • Transport

    • Fuel Cells: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Government (a) have invested and (b) plan to invest in the development of hydrogen fuel cell technologies.

    • Fuel Cells: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what support and investment the Government have provided to the UK's first open access hydrogen refuelling station in Swindon.

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he intends to seek to secure the provision of free wi-fi for passengers in all classes of travel when negotiating the extended West Coast Main...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the maximum capacity is of each of the current sites available to his Department for the receipt, inspection, repair and storage of military...

    • Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of the cost of Operation Tosca is being claimed against the UK's Official Development Assistance Target.

      Defence Support Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Defence Support Group has been given the opportunity to submit an in-house bid for the purchase of the business it currently carries out for...

      Defence Support Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to which Defence Support Group sites the military equipment project teams have been advised to cease sending equipment; and if he will make a statement.

      Defence Support Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when any formal decision to close any Defence Support Group site was made; and if he will make a statement.

      Defence Support Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what dividend has been paid by the Defence Support Group to his Department in each year since 2008; what savings have accrued in reduced costs and...

      Defence Support Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library the business case developed by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation for the redevelopment of each of the Defence...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what account his Department has taken of international traffic and arms regulations in reaching any decision to place contracts for the receipt,...

      HMS Ambush

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what defect caused HMS Ambush to be towed back to HMNB Clyde during its recent sea trial; (2) what maintenance occurred on HMS Ambush prior to its...

      RAF Cranwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of trends in the average running cost of RAF Cranwell since 2000; and whether any savings have been made over that period.

      Royal Naval College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many members of the (a) Royal Navy and (b) Royal Air Force currently undergo training at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth; (2) what...

      Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which sites are currently available to his Department for the receipt, inspection, repair and storage of military vehicles; what the maintenance and...

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what modifications will be needed at HMNB Clyde and RNAD Coulport to accept the successor submarine programme; (2) what estimate he has made of...

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the first Vanguard class submarine will come out of service; and when the first successor submarine will come into service.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many ballistic missile submarines will need to be fully operational during the transition from Vanguard class to its successor during the transition...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times (a) British forces have flown US unmanned aerial vehicles and (b) US forces have flown British unmanned aerial vehicles in the latest...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 29 November 2012, Official Report, column 461W, on unmanned air vehicles, when he expects to write to the hon. Member for...

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) representations and (b) communications he and his Department have made to the US Navy on delays in the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine...

  • Wales

    • Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will evaluate the potential benefits of amalgamating the electricity grids of North, Mid and South Wales to form a unified Welsh power grid.

    • Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many officials in his Department stayed in hotels in (a) the UK and (b) every other country during the last five years; at what total cost; and what...

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on (a) improving provision for the treatment of advanced liver disease in Wales and (b) supporting...

      National Assembly for Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what consideration has been given to introducing a second scrutinising chamber in Wales.

      Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many officials in his Department claimed reimbursements for working lunches and official entertainment in each of the last five years; and what the...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what was purchased by his Department in October 2012 with payment number 1001623.

      Public Sector: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many public sector job losses there have been in (a) Wales and (b) each parliamentary constituency in Wales since May 2010.

      Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales 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 year.

      Treasury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many meetings he has held with the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the last three months.

      Treasury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2013, Official Report, column 406W, on Budget March 2013, if he will publish his letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2013, Official Report, column 710W, on broadband, whether Ofcom has set a timetable for revising the...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2013, Official Report, column 710W, on broadband, what steps she is taking to monitor compliance with...

      Broadband: Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what benchmarks, deadlines and targets she has set for (a) broadband roll out and (b) superfast broadband roll-out to enterprise zones.

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to ensure the fastest possible roll-out of fibre-optic broadband networks to rural areas in the UK.

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people visited museums in (a) Barnsley, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England in 2012.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many officials in (a) her Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which she is responsible were employed before...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what criteria are used in (a) her Department and (b) each public body for which she is responsible to determine which officials receive...

      Royal Charters: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions she has had with media representatives about Royal Charter regulations on the basis of the Leveson proposals;...

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent progress she has made on her proposals to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agricultural Wages Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect of the abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board on agricultural workers' wages in...

    • Animal Welfare: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recent discussion he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice regarding sentencing for and protection...

      Animals: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what progress his Department has made on meeting representatives of classified websites to discuss the issue of online...

      Bees: Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he plans to take in response to the findings in relation to bee health of the recent peer reviews of risk...

      Bees: Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the impact on bees of the use of neonicotinoid pesticides.

      Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of animal welfare standards in UK puppy farms; and if he will make a statement.

      Livestock Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps he plans to take to assist livestock owners whose herd numbers have been reduced as a result of unseasonable...

      Livestock: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues in the Department for Transport on bringing forward legislative...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Business: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what recent representations she has received on equality of opportunity for women in company boardrooms.

    • Castes

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what the policy of her Department is on placing discrimination on the grounds of caste on an equal footing as other discrimination on the grounds of...

      Castes

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what assessment she has made of the compatibility of the current law on racial discrimination in the UK with the International Convention on the...

      Multiple Births: Maternity Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if she will link the expiry date of maternity pay in the case of a multiple birth to the expected date of delivery rather than the actual date of...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions she has had with the Irish Department of Finance on ensuring that Northern Ireland will not be disproportionately affected in...

    • Redundancy Pay

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

  • Leader of the House

    • Scotland

      To ask the Leader of the House (1) what (a) external organisations and (b) individuals his Office engaged with as part of the Scotland Analysis programme; and what was discussed at such...

  • Scotland

    • Jobseekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made of the number of jobseekers in Scotland likely to be affected by the Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Bill.

    • Budget 2013

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the effect of Budget 2013 on Scotland.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Disability: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of statutory equality needs in the context of planned changes to the structure of provisions to enable disabled...

    • Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the toolkit for identification of homelessness by Jobcentre Plus advisers; and when he last...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take to improve job outcomes for homeless people in the work programme.

      Human Papillomavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many payments have been made by the NHS to compensate girls who have had an adverse reaction to the drug Cerverix in each of the last three...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the potential additional cost of increasing the maximum childcare subsidy available under universal credit from 70...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will strengthen the minimum service standards for the Work Programme.

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment she has made of recent allegations of poor practice in animal welfare issues made by the British Union for the...

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she takes to ensure that non-technical summaries of applications for project licences under the Animals (Scientific Procedures)...

      Assaults on Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her policy that all police forces should maintain records of injuries to police officers injured in the line of duty, and...

      Asylum: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) nationality and (b) gender was of each person assisted to return home under the Assisted Voluntary Return Scheme operated by...

      Baroness Thatcher

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the costs to her Department were for the deployment of police to oversee the funeral of the late Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, by...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what she expects the highest achievable percentage coverage of all passenger movements to be for the e-Borders programme; and when she...

      Daniel Morgan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will set a deadline for informing the family of Daniel Morgan whether she will set up an independent inquiry into the circumstances of...

      Deportation: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many EU nationals challenged deportation orders in each of the last five years; and how many such challenges were (a) successful and (b)...

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) in what circumstances deep packet inspections undertaken by the Home Office, GCHQ, the police and the intelligence and security...

      Emergency Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how often the Joint Emergency Service Interoperability Programme meets; and what its authority is.

      Entry Clearances: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects the UK Border Agency to be able to return passports to Iranian nationals making UK visa requests between submitting the...

      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 12 March 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton...

      Metropolitan Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Metropolitan police officers are working abroad.

      Police: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK police officers are working in Libya; what the cost of such officers has been to date; and if she will make a statement.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Scotland

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what (a) external organisations and (b) individuals his Office engaged with as part of the Scotland Analysis programme; and what was discussed at such...

  • Attorney-General

    • Crown Prosecution Service: Training

      To ask the Attorney-General how many Crown Prosecution Service in-house lawyers (a) participated in the agency's Crown advocacy training course and (b) passed it in each of the last five years.

    • Staff

      To ask the Attorney-General how many days of work were carried out by officials in (a) the Law Officers' Departments and (b) each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on average in...

  • Justice

    • Claims Management Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department plans to publish the names of claims management companies which are responsible for large numbers of complaints to the Claims...

    • Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the approximate geographical size is of each current coroner's district; (2) with reference to his Department's consultation CP2/2013, on...

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the average mean number of days was from offence to completion, (a) by region and (b) in total for (i) magistrates and (ii) Crown courts in...

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the legal protection afforded to whistleblowers who disclose information relating to the use of public funds.

      Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what existing guidance is in place for the Crown Prosecution Service and Procurator Fiscal Service on the prosecution of transgender individuals who have...

      Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) when he last met the Justice Minister in the Northern Ireland Executive; and what issues were discussed; (2) what recent discussions he has had...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when the Government plan to publish the response to their consultation entitled Reducing the Number and Costs of Whiplash Claims.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Arms Trade: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to support an international prohibition of weapons that once activated can select and engage...

    • Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State had with his counterparts in the government of Bahrain about law...

      Chad: Niger

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of safety on the border between Chad and Niger.

      Guinea-Bissau

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the arrest of the UK consul-general in Guinea-Bissau; and whether he plans to appoint a...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what criteria his Department uses to assess whether a country is included as a country of concern or as a case study in its...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what monitoring his Department will undertake of the forthcoming elections in Iran.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any representative of the Government has visited (a) Camp Ashraf and (b) Camp Liberty in Iraq.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made to (a) UEFA and (b) the government of Israel on (i) access to tickets and (ii) free...

      Jordan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the progress of the political reform agenda in Jordan.

      Mongolia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Mongolian government to ensure that UK-based companies will be awarded contracts in respect...

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of allegations made by North Korea defector, Hwang Jang-yop, that Iran made available the blueprints...

      Official Hospitality

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

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of current reconciliation talks between Hamas and Fatah.

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of political developments within the Palestinian Authority.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost to the public purse of the London location allowance was in each of the last 10 years.

      Policy Programme Evaluation Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how many times the Policy Programme Evaluation Board has met since its creation; and on what dates; (2) what the names...

      Redundancy Pay

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

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made by UK experts working in (a) Bosnia, (b) the Syrian border and (c) Libya as part of the Preventing...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his goals are for (a) the UK Presidency of the UN Security Council and (b) the 67th session of the UN General Assembly in...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with which members of the UN Security Council he plans to discuss the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict...

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the security situation in Mogadishu.

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the government of Somaliland will be participating in the conference on Somalia in May.

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of Somalia on the prevention of sexual violence and securing justice for...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the recent decision taken by the Arab League to transfer the Syrian seat from the Assad regime to...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effect of Syrian refugees on the political reform agenda in Jordan.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment has been made of the effect on the Syrian economy of the civil war in that country.

      Zambia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the judiciary process in Zambia.

      Zambia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the current (a) political and (b) security situation in Zambia.

  • Education

    • 16-19 Bursary Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 15 April 2013, Official Report, column 118W, on 16-19 Bursary Fund: Barrow-in-Furness, what statistics on take-up of the...

    • Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on what grounds he is able to revoke an academy funding agreement.

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what procedure his Department follows in investigating potential financial irregularities in academies; and upon which grounds the Education Funding...

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the Comptroller and Auditor General's report on the Young People's Learning Agency's 2011-12 accounts and the National Audit Office...

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the findings of the National Audit Office report, Managing the expansion of the Academies Programme, published in November 2012, if...

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) academies and (b) free schools were monitored by the Education Funding Agency as being at financial risk in each month since May 2010.

      Academies: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will list the salaries of the heads of each academy trust in the academic year 2010-11.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which local authorities have signed up to the Care Leavers Charter to date.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) which childcare settings each of his Ministers have visited in an official capacity since May 2010; (2) which Sure Start children's centres each...

      Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to his Department's response to the consultation on parental internet controls, published in December 2012, what progress the Government...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education in what form responses to the Government's consultation on Measuring Child Poverty will be published.

      Children’s Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children's centres there were in each local authority in May 2010; and how many there will be in May 2013.

      Cwmcarn School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 17 December 2012, Official Report, column 590W, what steps he plans to take following the publication of the Health and...

      Dementia

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

      Educational Institutions: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will list the grounds upon which, under section 126(1) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006, Ofsted may decide to inspect (a) schools, (b)...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many open free schools have been inspected by Ofsted; and how many such schools have received an inspection judgement of, requires improvement.

      Free Schools: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the salaries of the head teachers of each free school were in 2010-11.

      GCE AS-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effect of the establishment of AS-levels as a stand-alone qualification on the ability of universities to consider...

      GCE AS-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effect of the establishment of AS-levels as a stand-alone qualification on the take-up of each subject currently...

      GCE AS-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received from university bodies which support the establishment of AS-levels as a stand-alone qualification.

      GCE AS-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed establishment of AS-levels as a stand-alone qualification on take-up of each subject at AS-level.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the (a) average uncapped GCSE points score of pupils eligible for free school meals, (b) proportion of children eligible for free school meals who...

      Languages: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what criteria his Department used to identify the list of seven languages at Key Stage 2, one of which primary schools are required to teach.

      Orphans: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 15 April 2013, Official Report, column 134W on orphans: education, what financial assistance his Department provides to...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many staff in his private ministerial office received a performance-related bonus in the last two financial years.

      Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that children receive adequate instruction at school on how to maintain and improve physical fitness; (2) what...

      Primary Education: Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils aged five, six or seven have been taught in classes of 30 or more in each local education authority area in each...

      Primary Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of how many new primary teachers would been needed by 2014-15 to maintain current pupil teacher ratios.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has given consideration to using parental educational attainment as the basis for the allocation of the pupil premium rather...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the (a) national and (b) regional average spend on pupils is in (i) England and (ii) Barnsley Central constituency.

      Schools: Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what grants have been allocated via the £35 million school collaboration incentive outlined in the Schools White Paper 2010.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the value is of the successful grants given by the Education Endowment Fund to date; and if he will place in the Library a complete list of all...

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools have requested an Ofsted inspection since Quarter 3 2011.

      Schools: Pendle

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

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools participating in his Department's next recent physical education and school sport survey...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils attend schools that have been judged by Ofsted to be inadequate or requiring improvement by local authority.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many education providers were consulted before the Guidance on home-to-school travel and transport was published in March 2013.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department's guidance on home-to school-travel and transport published in March 2013 on schools...

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils have benefited from subsidised home to school transport in the last three years for which figures are available.

      Sixth-form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) schools and (b) academies have opened new sixth form provision in each of the last three years; and how many such sixth forms were graded...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to plan future teacher supply requirements on an (a) local and (b) national basis.

      Teachers: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the potential number of parents likely to be affected by the teachers' strike expected in June 2013.

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teachers in secondary schools are teaching subjects in which they do not have a (a) degree, (b) A-Level and (c) O-Level/GCSE at C or above.

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress he has made toward establishing Teach Next; how many recruits have come into the profession by this route; and how many people he expects...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many initial teacher training applications were made in each subject and phase in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2012-13 to date.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when his Department plans to publish an evaluation of the School Direct programme; and which organisations he has asked to undertake that review.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many applicants there have been for School Direct places starting in September 2013; and how many such applicants have been accepted on to courses.

      Teachers: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many members of the armed forces have (a) been recruited to the Troops to Teachers programme and (b) had their PGCEs funded by his Department.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department takes when notified that a legally required referral in relation to a regulated activity has not been made to the Disclosure...

      Visits Abroad

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

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether Ofsted plans to amend its inspection frameworks in order to issue a specific grade in (a) school, (b) further education college and (c) sixth...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of energy companies obligation contracts allocated by his Department have been allocated to (a) small businesses, (b)...

    • Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many officials in his (a) Department and (b) non-departmental public bodies stayed in hotels in (i) the UK and (ii) every other...

      North Sea Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what local content requirements exist for offshore development at the Rosebank oil field.

      Redundancy Pay

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

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what (a) external organisations and (b) individuals his Department engaged with as part of the Scotland Analysis programme; and...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department keeps records of the (a) number and (b) location of all (i) current and (ii) planned onshore wind turbines in the UK.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has made projections of the proportion of renewable energy made up by onshore wind turbines in the UK.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what onshore wind energy generation capacity (a) was installed, (b) had gained planning consent and (c) was seeking planning permission...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what records his Department keeps of the (a) number and (b) location of all (i) current and (ii) planned offshore wind turbines in the UK.

  • Cabinet Office

    • 10 Downing Street

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much 10 Downing street spent on (a) cosmetics, (b) maintaining the Downing street gardens and (c) pre-organised events and receptions in (i) 2010,...

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were working (a) on full-time contracts, (b) on part-time contracts, (c) on zero-hour contracts and (d) in a self-employed capacity in...

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the volume and success of phishing emails purporting to come from Government sites.

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance or instructions have been issued to staff in (a) his Department and (b) its arm's length bodies about the timing of the publication of...

      Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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.

      Suicide

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people committed suicide in the UK in 2012.

      Termination of Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) each of its non-departmental public bodies have left that body due to (i) resignation, (ii) retirement,...

      Travel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many officials in his (a) Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies travelled on (i) domestic and (ii) international flights in...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department and its arm's length bodies have saved on (a) consultancy costs and (b) contingent labour since May 2010.

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the references, dates and subject matters are of letters written by Ministers in his Department to the hon. Member for...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of chief fire officers opposed to proposals to permit the spinning out of fire brigades...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library all responses to the letter sent by his Department dated 21 November 2012 as part of a...

      High Street Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of the actions recommended by the Portas Review have been taken forward by his Department.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent by his Department on preventing and tackling homelessness in each of the last five years.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many people aged (a) between 16 and 24 and (b) over 24 in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much has been top-sliced from local government funding in each region of the UK to fund the new homes bonus in each...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make it his policy to guarantee a tenancy agreement allowing pet ownership for those wanting to downsize due to...

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's consultation on revision of Part L of Building Regulations, March 2012, what assessment he...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate the research commissioned by his Department entitled, Identifying social and economic push and pull factors for...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of (a) the criteria by which the future financial settlement for local authorities and English...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department holds on the (a) total level of debt and (b) annual payments on debt interest per local...

      Local Government: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he will bring forward measures to allow town and parish councils to (a) make online payments and (b) send agendas...

      Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he could provide a list of the property stolen in his Department since May 2010; and what the value of such stolen property was.

      Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many private residential mortgage accounts for properties in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effects of business rates on independent shops.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what allowances and subsidies in addition to salary were available to officials in (a) his Department and (b) its...

      Planning Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what plans he has to review the effect of the removal of the threshold to one house for section 106 agreements following...

      Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department has taken to implement the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012.

      Sickness Absence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) each of its non-departmental public bodies have had (i) fewer than five days,...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 27 February 2013, Official Report, column 477W, on social rented housing, whether mortgage providers...

  • Prime Minister

    • Travel

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) how many officials in No. 10 Downing Street travelled on (a) domestic and (b) international flights in each of the last five years; in which class categories; at...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Archbishop of Canterbury

      To ask the honourable Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners what issues the new Archbishop of Canterbury intends to prioritise during the early stages of his ministry.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Business: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the movement of digital products to cloud computing services on...

    • Exports: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether an application for approval under EU state aid rules has been submitted in relation to the Export Refinancing Facility.

      Exports: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills by what date he expects the Export Refinancing Facility to be operational.

      Exports: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether an application for approval under EU state aid rules has been submitted in relation to the Direct Lending Scheme...

      Exports: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills by what date he expects the Direct Lending Scheme administered by UK Export Finance to be operational.

      GCE AS-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which universities currently use AS levels as a means of assessing applicant potential during admission decisions.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 17 April 2013, Official Report, column 492W, on senior civil servants, how many staff have (a)...

  • Health

    • 22q Deletion Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will adopt the national consensus document on the diagnosis and management of 22q deletion syndrome as NHS policy; and if he will make a statement.

    • Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many officials in his (a) Department and (b) non-departmental public bodies travelled on (i) domestic and (ii) international flights in each of the...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to reduce the cost to the public purse of use of the NHS to treat illnesses traced to alcohol abuse.

      Anorexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients were treated in the NHS after presenting with anorexia nervosa in each of the last 10 years; (2) what recent representations he...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the findings of the Social Care Institute for Excellence on black and minority ethnic people with dementia and their access...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the differential incidence of dementia among older people of Irish birth or descent; and what...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department has allocated to drug addiction services in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England in each of the last three years.

      Drugs: Side Effects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have suffered from adverse reactions to drugs provided by the NHS in (a) each of the last five years and (b) 2013 to date; and how many...

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many officials in his (a) Department and (b) non-departmental public bodies stayed in hotels in (i) the UK and (ii) every other country during the...

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS admissions for alcoholic liver disease there have been in (a) each of the last five years and (b) 2013 to date.

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have left hospital malnourished in (a) each of the last five years and (b) 2013 to date.

      NHS: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the benefit in (a) monetary and (b) other terms of his Department's counter-fraud activities in each of the last five...

      NHS: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether data on staff turnover in surgical, nursing and managerial positions are used in monitoring the performance of NHS trusts.

      NHS: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what data he holds on the average tenure in managerial posts in individual NHS trusts.

      Official Hospitality

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

      Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what level of administrative savings have been made by his Department in each of the last eight years.

      Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on its refusal to provide the drug Avastin on the NHS...

      Pain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the contribution by the Minister of State for Care and Support on 25 February 2013, Official Report, columns 147-150, what plans he has to...

      Patients: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) mortality alerts and (b) reviews there have been in the NHS in England in the last three months; and in how many cases services were...

      Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to implement the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012.

      Redundancy Pay

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

      Royal Sussex County Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects HM Treasury to approve the redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

      Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many organ transplants have been received by those deemed to be (a) addicted to and (b) abusing alcohol in (i) each of the last five years and (ii)...

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions his Department has held with the Financial Conduct Authority about the introduction of an independent code of conduct for retail banking staff.

    • Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what measures are in place to ensure that child benefit is distributed fairly when two parents have made competing applications for child benefit for...

      Defence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it remains his policy to increase the defence budget in real terms in 2015-16.

      Dementia

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has a dementia strategy.

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures his Department uses to quantify (a) consumer and (b) business confidence in the UK.

      EDF Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what evaluation and due diligence has been carried out by his Department's Commercial Secretary in respect of the ability of Electricité de France to...

      EDF Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what involvement his Department has in the strike price negotiations with EDF.

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many emails phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk has received; and what action has been taken as a result.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will review the decision not to make compensation payments to Equitable Life With Profits policyholders who took out their policy prior to 1 September...

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with the off-licence trade and trade bodies regarding evasion of alcohol duty by retailers.

      Excise Duties: Tobacco

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the lower, mid-point and upper estimates were of the tax revenue foregone as a result of tobacco smuggling in each of the last five years; and when he...

      Exports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the comparative (a) cost and (b) performance of (i) Swedish, (ii) Dutch, (iii) Polish, (iv) French and (v) British export...

      Gift Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to complete registration of the application by Hope Church, Ferndown for Gift Aid registration made on 14...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider bringing forward proposals to require Government contractors to pay their full tax liability in the UK.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of households containing one or more children in (a) the UK, (b) each nation and region of the UK and (c) each...

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) reducing and (b) scrapping the seven-year rule with regards to inheritance tax relief; (2) if he will...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employers in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) the UK, (d) Wales, (e) Northern Ireland and (g) each Scottish local authority area received a warning...

      Mortgages: First-time Buyers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to make low-deposit mortgages available to first-time buyers.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the equity loans scheme announced in Budget 2013 will be available to people living in Scotland; and whether a person living in (a) England seeking...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of (a) co-operatives and (b) social enterprises in (i) the UK and (ii) Scotland which will benefit from the...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the cost of implementing PAYE Real Time Information.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to communicate accurate and accessible information to the public about the size of (a) Government spending reductions,...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many days were lost to staff sickness at HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last five years; and what estimate he has made of the cost of such...

      Revenue and Customs: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the benefit in (a) monetary and (b) other terms from the HM Revenue and Customs' counter-fraud activities in each of the last...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on the premium rates charged for helplines operated by HM Revenue and Customs; what the reasons are for charging...

      Royal Household

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Royal Household received from the Exchequer in each of the last five years.

      State Retirement Pensions: Carers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will introduce a carer's supplement to the basic state pension.

      State Retirement Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his Department will revert to using the retail price index when setting pension increase rates.

      Tax Allowances: Married People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to recognise marriage through the tax system.

      Tax Allowances: State Second Pension

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of providing continuing tax relief in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15, (c) 2015-16 and (d) 2016-17 for...

      Taxation: Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on taxation on e-cigarettes; what representations he has received on their classification for taxation purposes; and if he will make a...

      Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of the Carbon Price Floor on the competitiveness of UK business.

      Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many officials in his (a) Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies travelled on (i) domestic and (ii) international flights in each...

      Visits Abroad

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

      Welfare Tax Credits: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in (a) Ynys Mon, (b) Gwynedd, (c) Conwy, (d) Denbighshire, (e) Flintshire and (f) Wrexham local authority areas are claiming (i) working...

  • House of Lords

    • Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the religious freedom of Muslims in Burma.

    • Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the security of minority ethnic groups in Burma.

      Government Departments: e-mail

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Information Commissioner's guidance relating to private e-mail accounts has been applied at the Cabinet Office; and, if so, whether they will publish...

      Government Departments: Ministerial Engagements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what engagements were undertaken by Department for Culture, Media and Sport ministers between January and March 2013 in the English regions of (1) the north-west,...

      Health: Chlamydia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme in the last year for which figures are available; and what is their assessment of the value of such...

      Healthcare: Migrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what access economically inactive migrants have to health and social care; and whether they have any plans for reform in that area.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the basis of the statistic attributed to 10 Downing Street in the Guardian on 25 March that "the number of non-United Kingdom residents in social housing...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many immigrant households without previous residential status in the United Kingdom were allocated social housing in each of the past five years within (1) two...

      Local Authorities: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the proportion of local authority funding allocated to trading standards services in each of the past three years.

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of political and security developments in North Korea.

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last met North Korea's ambassador to the United Kingdom; who met him; and what matters were discussed.

      Romanians: Arrests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Romanians have been arrested since that country's accession to the European Union on 1 January 2007 in (1) London, and (2) England; and what percentage of...

      Rwanda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Foreign Secretary achieved all of his objectives on his recent visit to Rwanda.

      Schools: Free Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contributions they have made, or plan to make, to (1) the capital costs, and (2) the annual running costs, of each of the existing or proposed free schools in...

      Schools: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to ensure that school teachers already in post possess, or acquire, the requisite competence in lexicology, semantic structures, and...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consult the UNHCR, UNICEF and the Egyptian National Council for Women's Rights to ascertain (1) how many Syrian refugees there are in Egypt,...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Sudanese refugees in Syria are being targeted by both sides in the conflict.

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have assessed reports that Sudanese refugees living around Damascus have been killed, attacked and raped.

      Trading Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the outturn spending on trading standards services per head of population as an average for (1) England, and (2) Wales, in (a)...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the prosecution in Turkey of the writer Pinar Selek; and what representations they have made, or will make, to the Government of...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the prosecution in Turkey of the composer Fazil Say for religious defamation; and what representations they have made, or will...

      UK Residents: Dual Citizenships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of United Kingdom citizens resident abroad are estimated to be dual citizens of the United Kingdom and another state. To ask Her Majesty's...

      Waste Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which local authorities have (1) bid for, and (2) been awarded, grant payments as part of the weekly collection support scheme.

      World Heritage Sites: Liverpool

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have (1) made to, and (2) received from, the World Heritage Committee with regard to Liverpool's (a) World Heritage status, and (b)...

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