Written answers

Thursday, 25 April 2013

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Energy

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps the Commission is taking to improve energy efficiency in the House of...

    • Parliament's Education Service: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many schools in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency and (b) Yorkshire and the...

  • Attorney-General

    • Assets

      To ask the Attorney-General what (a) assets and (b) liabilities are held by (i) the Law Officers’ Departments and (ii) its non-departmental public bodies with a value of (A) between...

    • Cost-effectiveness

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will place in the Library (a) the Law Officers’ Departments’ response to HM Treasury’s requests for information on the value of departmental...

      Crown Prosecution Service: Complaints

      To ask the Attorney-General whether he has appointed an independent assessor of complaints made about the Crown Prosecution Service.

      Crown Prosecution Service: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Attorney-General when the Director of Public Prosecutions will conclude his inquiry into the circumstances and substance of a leaked Crown Prosecution Service memo encouraging lawyers...

      Crown Prosecution Service: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Attorney-General pursuant to the answer of 17 April 2013, Official Report, column 469W, on visits abroad, for what reasons the Crown Prosecution Service spent £627,871 on foreign...

      Harassment and Sexual Offences

      To ask the Attorney-General whether the Crown Prosecution Service maintains a record of the number of cases of (a) harassment or stalking and (b) indecent exposure that have been referred to it...

      Harassment: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions the Crown Prosecution Service has carried out for harassment and stalking offences in each of the last five years; and what the conviction rates were.

      Homicide: Trials

      To ask the Attorney-General how many times the Crown Prosecution Service has assigned a single prosecuting barrister to a murder trial where there have been multiple defendants in each of the...

      Homicide: Trials

      To ask the Attorney-General how many times the Crown Prosecution Service has assigned a single prosecuting barrister to a murder trial in each of the last five years.

      Pay

      To ask the Attorney-General what criteria are used in (a) the Law Officers’ Departments and (b) each public body for which he is responsible to determine which officials receive bonus payments.

      Procurement

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will publish details of all (a) the Law Officers’ Departments’ and (b) its non-departmental public bodies’ existing contractual commitments...

      Robbery: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions the Crown Prosecution Service has carried out for street robbery in each of the last five years; and what the conviction rates were.

      Scotland

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) what (a) external organisations and (b) individuals the Law Officers' Departments engaged with as part of the Scotland Analysis programme; and what was discussed...

      Sexual Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions the Crown Prosecution Service has carried out for indecent exposure in each of the last five years; and what the conviction rates were.

      Travel

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) how many officials in (a) the Law Officers’ Departments and (b) their non-departmental public bodies travelled on (i) domestic and (ii) international...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials in his (a) Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies travelled on (i) domestic and (ii)...

    • Business: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2013, Official Report, column 879W, on the growth voucher scheme, by what date he expects the...

      Business: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2013, Official Report, column 879W, on the growth voucher scheme, how many firms he expects to...

      Business: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills by what date he expects to have allocated the unallocated funding remaining in the small business tranche of the Business Finance...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the total value of the contract was that his Department put out to tender to deliver a strategic plan creating awareness of...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2013, Official Report, column 449W, on business: Government assistance, how many firms were...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills by what date he expects funds under the Catalyst Fund for investment in small and medium-sized enterprises to be made available;...

      Business: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received from small business owners on the recent increase in Royal Mail postage prices.

      Carbon Monoxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what consideration he has given to commissioning a public information film to raise vital public awareness of the dangers of...

      Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what definition of reasonable royalty his Department uses for the licensing of revived copyright under the repeal of Section 52...

      Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will publish details of all (a) his Department's and (b) its non-departmental public bodies' existing contractual...

      Cultural Relations: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the repatriation of Australian indigenous human remains from UK institutions.

      Direct Selling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what guidance his Department issues to companies which use door-to-door selling on protecting elderly and vulnerable people.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills by what date he plans to announce the breakdown of European Regional Development Fund funding for 2014 to 2020 to local...

      Exports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the First Minister of Scotland on co-ordination of export strategy between Scottish Development...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which higher education institutions (a) he and (b) the Minister of State for Universities and Science has visited since May 2010.

      Higher Education: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) for how many years an individual student at a UK higher education institution appear as enrolled in data the Higher...

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials in his (a) Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies stayed in hotels in (i) the UK and (ii) every...

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2013, OfficialReport, column 743W, on new businesses, how many pilot spaces for start-ups are...

      New Businesses: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what meetings he had between November 2011 and March 2013 with ministerial colleagues and officials in Government...

      Nuclear Power: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what amount of public funding has been committed to support the (a) National Skills Academy for Nuclear, (b) Nuclear Energy...

      Official Hospitality

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

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2013, Official Report, columns 123-24W, on procurement, what proportion of contracts were...

      Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

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

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2013, Official Report, column 881W, on Regional Growth Fund, if he will list the (a) awards...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many winning bidders to the third round of the Regional Growth Fund, by region, have (a) received an agreed offer, (b)...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2013, OfficialReport, column 881W, on Regional Growth Fund, which contracts of what value have...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many individual awards from Round One of the Regional Growth Fund have not yet received a final agreed offer; and what the...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many bids were received for funds under Round Four of the Regional Growth Fund.

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2013, Official Report, column 881W, on Regional Growth Fund, under the Exceptional Regional...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) external organisations and (b) individuals his Department engaged with as part of the Scotland Analysis programme; and...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many members of his Department's staff have been allocated to work on the Scotland Analysis programme; and at what cost to...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what meetings he or his officials have had with the right hon. Member for Edinburgh South West as part of the Scotland Analysis...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what work his Department has commissioned by external consultants in relation to work on the Scotland Analysis programme; which...

      Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate (a) the number of independent shops in England and (b) how many such shops have closed in each of the last...

      Street Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of compliance with the European Services Directive on street trading and pedlary on...

      Street Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what resources his Department plans to allocate to enforcing new laws on street trading and pedlary.

      Street Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what advice his Department has provided to police forces who wish to update their application process for pedlars' certificates.

      Street Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many and what proportion of applications for pedlars' certificates were refused by each police force in England and...

      Street Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to publish his Department's response to its recent consultation on street trading and pedlary laws.

      Timber: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the level of wood chip imports for use in the energy sector was from Russia in 2012.

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the capacity of UK Trade and Investment to respond efficiently to the Federation of Small...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to commission an assessment of the efficiency of UK Trade and Investment by an independent auditor making...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UK Trade and Investment staff are tasked with specifically supporting small and medium-sized enterprises.

      University Technical Colleges: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for what reasons the recent bid for a university technical college in Peterborough was not successful; and if he will make a...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for what reasons his Department is allowing the export of components for the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle by Ultra...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what funding his Department intends to provide for the delivery of traineeships in the 2013-14 academic year; (2) how many...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what qualifications individuals will receive at the completion of their traineeship study programme.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the government of Bangladesh on recent attacks on ethnic minorities by Islamic extremists in...

    • British Nationals Abroad: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many bodies of UK nationals killed or murdered abroad were repatriated to the UK in the last year; and from which countries...

      British Nationals Abroad: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK nationals were victims of (a) murder and (b) manslaughter overseas in each of the last five years; and from which...

      British Nationals Abroad: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether public financial support has been given to families of British nationals killed abroad in order to repatriate their...

      British Nationals Abroad: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many foreign nationals killed in the UK were repatriated in each of the last five years; and at what cost to the public purse.

      Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library (a) his Department's response to HM Treasury's requests for information on the value of...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the government of Iraq on its policy of group executions; and whether he has drawn to the...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the extent of violence towards Christians in Nigeria.

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the Government of Israel on securing water supplies to Gaza.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) assets and (b) liabilities are held by (i) his Department and (ii) its non- departmental public bodies with a value of...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish details of all (a) his Department's and (b) its non-departmental public bodies' existing contractual...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) external organisations and (b) individuals his Department engaged with as part of the Scotland Analysis programme; and...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many members of his Department's staff have been allocated to work on the Scotland Analysis programme; and at what cost to...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings he or his officials have had with the right hon. Member for Edinburgh South West as part of the Scotland Analysis...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what work his Department has commissioned by external consultants in relation to work on the Scotland Analysis programme; which...

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will request that the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei investigates reported shootings in Abyei, South...

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of shootings in Abyei, South Sudan, on 16 April 2013 and 20 April 2013.

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to UN Resolution 2046 (2012), what steps he is taking to encourage the Sudan armed forces to leave Diffra in the...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the UNAMID fulfils its mandate actively to protect civilians in Darfur.

      Sudan and South Sudan

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

      Tibet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with international organisations about the situation in Tibet.

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how many officials in his (a) Department and (b) non-departmental public bodies travelled on (i) domestic and (ii)...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Air Travel

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

    • Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what (a) assets and (b) liabilities are held by (i) his Department and (ii) its non-departmental public bodies with a value of (A)...

      Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will place in the Library (a) his Department's response to HM Treasury's requests for information on the value of departmental...

      Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which companies have secured contracts through the Energy Companies Obligation to date; and what the value is of each contract.

      Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of the average dual fuel bill that will go towards the cost of the Energy...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made on the use of mobile and wireless communication for smart meter transmissions; and what consideration he...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the wholesale price uplift caused by the carbon floor price benefiting renewables has been included in his Department's recent...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the Contract for Difference being negotiated for the strike price with EDF for its proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear plant will...

      Non-Fossil Fuel Purchasing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the effect on electricity supply market plurality following the closure of the Non-Fossil...

      Official Hospitality

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

      Plutonium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to his Department's written ministerial statement of 23 April 2013 on the management of overseas owned plutonium in the...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish details of all (a) his Department’s and (b) its non-departmental public bodies’ existing contractual...

      Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

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

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which local authorities other than Cumbria county council, Allerdale district council and Copeland district council have expressed an...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average waiting time is for a response to complaints regarding the Microrenewables Certification Scheme.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much financial support his Department provided to the Microgeneration Certification Scheme in each financial year since 2008.

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the removal of the renewable obligation and its effect on access-to-market issues for independent low...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department keeps central records of complaints about (a) audible and (b) sub-sonic low frequency noise from onshore wind...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department assesses the energy output performance of onshore wind turbines in the UK.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has assessed the average lifespan of onshore wind turbines in the UK.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information he holds on recent trends in the price of wind turbines. [R]

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the proportion of renewable energy to be made up by offshore wind turbines over the next 10...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the (a) level of carbon emissions resulting from the construction of each offshore wind turbine, (b) total...

  • Transport

    • UN Decade of Action for Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to support the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety.

    • Station Accessibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress he has made on improving station accessibility for disabled and infirm people.

      East Coast Main Line: Premium Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much in premium payments has been paid to the Government by National Express and Directly Operated Rail as a result of operating East Coast Main...

      Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) assets and (b) liabilities are held by (i) his Department and (ii) its non-departmental public bodies with a value of (A) between...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with (a) airport operators and (b) airline carriers on the holding of the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland in June 2013.

      Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will place in the Library (a) his Department's response to HM Treasury's requests for information on the value of departmental spending in...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings Ministers and officials in his Department had where matters relating to credit hire and high insurance premiums were discussed prior...

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to incorporate motorcycling fully into general transport policy.

      Motorcycles: Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make it his policy that the requirement for motorcycle riders to take more than one full motorcycle test to pass through rider licensing...

      Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

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

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many rail franchises require the provision of wi-fi.

      Railways: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2013, Official Report, column 457W, on railways: industrial disputes, which train operating companies have applied...

      Railways: Kettering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to ensure that when bridges over the mainline railway in Kettering are raised to accommodate electrification disruption to...

      Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what work his Department is doing as part of the Scotland Analysis Programme.

      Transport: Livestock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Ports and Harbours Act 1847 to permit port authorities to use their discretion when...

      Travel

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

  • Prime Minister

    • Scotland

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) what (a) external organisations and (b) individuals No. 10 Downing Street engaged with as part of the Scotland Analysis programme; and what was discussed at each...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Air Travel

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

    • Compensation Recovery Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the potential sums formerly recoverable which the Compensation Recovery Unit will no longer be able to recover as a...

      Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library (a) his Department's response to HM Treasury's requests for information on the value of departmental spending...

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much the Universal Jobmatch website cost his Department to establish; and what the expected annual continual administration and maintenance...

      Employment Schemes: Scotland

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

      Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the net effect on the number of jobs in the care sector arising from the application to the commissioning of care services...

      Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the potential monetary benefit to businesses from reductions in insurance premiums consequent on implementation of the...

      Future Jobs Fund: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 16 April 2013, Official Report, columns 232-3W, on Future Jobs Fund: Airdrie, how many people who would have been...

      Future Jobs Fund: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 16 April 2013, Official Report, columns 232-3W, on Future Jobs Fund: Airdrie, what the equivalent information is for...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) for what reasons the social sector size criteria are applied to statutorily homeless families placed in local authority-owned temporary...

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many recipients of housing benefit were also in receipt of severe disablement allowance in each of the last five years; (2) how many...

      Housing Benefit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the availability of affordable one-bedroom homes for single-person households to downsize into in (a)...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of housing benefit who are disabled are liable for the under occupancy penalty.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps is he taking to consult users about future options for publishing Jobcentre Plus vacancy statistics.

      Jobcentre Plus: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 16 April 2013, Official Report, column 237W, on Jobcentre Plus: Airdrie, what the equivalent figures were at 25 March...

      Jobcentre Plus: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Jobcentre Plus advisers have received training on identifying and supporting customers (a) at risk of suicide and (b) with mental...

      Jobseeker’s Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of jobseeker's allowance in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK have (i) received...

      New Enterprise Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his target was for the number of individuals signed up to the new enterprise allowance in 2012-13; and how many individuals had signed up...

      Official Hospitality

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

      Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to reduce administration costs in his Department.

      Outdoor Recreation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on future plans for licensing for adventure activity providers in England.

      Piper Alpha Platform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department plans to mark the 25th anniversary in July 2013 of the Piper Alpha disaster.

      Poisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what restrictions he plans to apply to the rodenticide difenacoum.

      Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) assets and (b) liabilities are held by (i) his Department and (ii) its non-departmental public bodies with a value of (A) between...

      Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish details of all (a) his Department's and (b) its non-departmental public bodies' existing contractual commitments with a...

      Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

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

      Redundancy Pay

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

      Scotland

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

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many members of his Department's staff have been allocated to work on the Scotland Analysis programme; and at what cost to the public purse.

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what work his Department has commissioned by external consultants in relation to work on the Scotland Analysis programme; which consultants...

      Skills Training UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of participants in programmes operated by Skills Training UK were in full-time employment six months after completion of their...

      Skills Training UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total cost to the public purse of Skills Training UK was in 2012-13.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what target his Department has adopted to respond to the change in circumstances leading to disapplication of the benefit cap.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions his Department had with (a) the Department for Communities and Local Government and (b) local authorities about the potential...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what steps his Department is taking to reduce (a) the number of duplicate benefits notifications and (b) expenditure on sending out...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people convicted of benefit fraud continued to receive benefits in each of the last five years; and how many such people were resident...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people will not get a full pension as a result of any increase in the qualifying period from 30 to 35 years. [Official Report, 15 May...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of results of the direct payment demonstration project.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what alternative application processes for universal credit he plans to put in place for people who have poor literacy skills and face...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether there will be an audio application process for universal credit for people who would face difficulty completing the process such as...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for supporting people who leave the Work Programme after two years without a job from June 2013.

  • Wales

    • Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many officials in his Department travelled on (a) domestic and (b) international flights in each of the last five years; in which class categories; at...

    • Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what (a) assets and (b) liabilities are held by his Department with a value of (i) between £100,000 and £1 million, (ii) between £1 million...

      Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will place in the Library (a) his Department's response to HM Treasury's requests for information on the value of departmental spending in terms of...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish details of all his Department's existing contractual commitments with a value of (a) between £100,000 and £1 million, (b)...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what (a) external organisations and (b) individuals his Department engaged with as part of the Scotland Analysis Programme; and what was discussed at...

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much was spent on international travel for Ministers in the Wales Office in each year since 2008-09.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps she plans to take to tackle dual discrimination on the combined grounds of age and sex.

    • Staff

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if she will estimate the Government Equalities Office's total staffing requirement in full-time equivalent posts for fulfilling its minimum statutory...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Assets

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what (a) assets and (b) liabilities are held by (i) his Department and (ii) its non-departmental public bodies with a value of (A) between £100,000...

    • Charities: Direct Selling

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance his Department issues to charities which use door-to-door selling on protecting elderly and vulnerable people.

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (a) how many and (b) what proportion of the residents of each constituency in England and Wales were classified by the 2011 census as working in (i)...

      Civil Service: Apprentices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress has been made on the Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme.

      Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will place in the Library (a) his Department's response to HM Treasury's requests for information on the value of departmental spending in terms...

      Email

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent guidance he has issued to (a) Ministers, (b) officials and (c) special advisers in other Government departments on the use of private email...

      Government Departments: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of those firms awarded Government contracts in the last three years have made payments to subcontractors after the 30 day period...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of Government contracts were awarded to small and medium-sized businesses (a) directly and (b) through supply chains in 2012-13.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he expects that the Major Projects Authority report into High Speed Rail 2 will be published.

      New Businesses: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many business start-ups there have been in Shrewsbury and Atcham constituency in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance his Department issues to primary care trusts on taking account of likely contributions to the Exchequer when assessing applications in...

      Population

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (a) how many and (b) what proportion of the residents of each constituency in England and Wales were born in (i) England and (ii) Wales.

      Public Sector: Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what estimate he has made of the total value of public service contracts that have been awarded to voluntary sector organisations in each year...

      Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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...

      Senior Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he plans to disclose the details of the remuneration rates for all persons in receipt of civil service pensions who are senior civil servants and...

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 7 January 2013, Official Report, column 31W, in which local authority area Nelson ward, listed in the answer, is located.

      Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were in each age group between the ages of zero and 18 in each of the last five years; and what estimate he has made of such figures in...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what costs were incurred by her Department during the operation to replace a turbine in the Kajaki dam in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

    • Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) assets and (b) liabilities are held by (i) her Department and (ii) its non-departmental public body with a value of (A)...

      Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will place in the Library (a) her Department's response to HM Treasury's requests for information on the value of departmental...

      Jordan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the influx of Syrian refugees on economic development in Jordan.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much has been spent as aid in developing countries in each of the last five years, broken down by country; and how much will be...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will provide a breakdown of all current spending commitments to countries in the developing world, broken down by country.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will estimate the amount of private investment from the UK which has been spent in developing countries in each of the last five...

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what comparative assessment she has made of the effectiveness of UK aid in supporting education in (a) the Punjab and (b) other regions...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what steps her Department is taking to secure adequate water supplies in Gaza; (2) what assessment her Department has made of...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will publish details of all (a) her Department’s and (b) its non-departmental public body’s existing contractual...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what work her Department is doing as part of the Scotland Analysis Programme.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which countries have received financial assistance from the UK as part of the Syrian humanitarian crisis.

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many alcohol-related hospital admissions there were in (a) Peterborough constituency, (b) Cambridgeshire and (c) the East of England in each of the...

    • Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the future effectiveness of antibiotics.

      Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) assets and (b) liabilities are held by (i) his Department and (ii) its non-departmental public bodies with a value of (A) between £100,000...

      Broadmoor Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the proposed redevelopment of Broadmoor Hospital by West London Mental Health NHS Trust with (a)...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department pays out annually to cancer charities.

      Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library (a) his Department's response to HM Treasury's requests for information on the value of departmental spending in terms of...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) (a) how many and (b) what proportion of prisoners have been (i) successfully treated for drug addiction using abstinence-based techniques and (ii)...

      Family Nurse Partnership Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what work the family nurse partnership programme undertakes with fathers; and if he will make a statement.

      Food: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many local authorities which have responsibility for food sampling have failed to conduct any such sampling in each year since 2007-08.

      Health Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what NHS spending per head of population in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber was in each of the last five years.

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) total and (b) non-legal costs to his Department has been of legal processes as a result of the Safe and Sustainable Review to date.

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what costs there have been to individual parties arising from the Safe and Sustainable Review in each year for which figures are available.

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost to the public purse was of legal action in relation to the Safe and Sustainable Review.

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost to the public purse is of the Independent Review Panel looking at the Safe and Sustainable consultation procedure to date.

      Horse Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of the industry samples tested for horsemeat contamination were tested outside of the UK.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking against NHS foundation hospitals that are missing their accident and emergency waiting time targets.

      Learning Disability: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the report, Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities; and if he will make a statement.

      Measles: Swansea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) vaccinated and (b) unvaccinated people have contracted the disease during the recent measles outbreak in Swansea.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what talking therapies are available for patients who have not yet developed a mental illness but are in danger of developing a mental illness in the future.

      NHS: Social Enterprises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps his Department has taken to integrate social enterprise into the delivery of services within the NHS.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses were employed in England in the 2012-13 financial year; and what forecasts he has made of the numbers that will be employed in each of the...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the nurse-to-bed ratio was in the NHS in England in 2012-13; and what forecasts he has made of that ratio in the next three years.

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that patients with pancreatic cancer are not being given conflicting information by healthcare professionals.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish details of all (a) his Department's and (b) its non-departmental public bodies' existing contractual commitments with a value of (i)...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the timetable is for the completion of the Radiotherapy Clinical Reference Group's review of the availability of selective internal...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of the distance a cancer patient must travel from their homes to receive radiotherapy on the average survival...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 31 January 2013, Official Report, column 912W, on radiotherapy, how much of the £300 million fund has now been spent on (a)...

      Scotland

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

      Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what service provision the National Commissioning Board will allocate funding to sexual assault referral centres in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c)...

      Tobacco: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to announce the Government's decision on the introduction of standardised packaging for tobacco.

      Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the total value of public service contracts that have been awarded by (a) his Department and (b) NHS bodies to voluntary...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 27 February 2013, Official Report, column 542W, on arts, how many full-time equivalent civil servants in her...

    • Betting Shops: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many licensing authorities visited a licensed betting office following a complaint between April 2011 and March 2012.

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she expects to publish the Diversity and Equality Strategy.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which company holds the largest contract to provide mobile telephony services to her Department; how much is paid each year under that...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent representations she has received on the operation of Olympic marketing licences; and what discussions she has had with her...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 26 March 2013, Official Report, column 1031W, on Olympic games 2012, what the (a) size, (b) sector and (c)...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the estimated underspend is of the budget for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

      Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department has taken to implement the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012.

      Redundancy Pay

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

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 24 January 2013, Official Report, columns 384-5W, on senior civil servants, what proportion of senior...

      Sports: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the effect of the removal of specific requirements for outdoor space in schools on her plans to create a...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Worcester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new properties have been made available (a) in the affordable rented sector and (b) via shared ownership in Worcester...

    • Air Travel

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

      Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) assets and (b) liabilities are held by (i) his Department and (ii) its non-departmental public bodies with a value of...

      Compulsory Purchase

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what plans he has to reform the compulsory purchase system; and if he will make this reform a priority for his Department;...

      Computers

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

      Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library (a) his Department's response to HM Treasury's requests for information on the value of...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the total tax take from council tax is across the UK; how many households pay council tax; and what the average band D...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much and what proportion of the funding allocated to the UK under the European Regional Development Fund has been...

      Fire Services: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to bring forward a legislative reform order to change legislation to allow fire and rescue authorities to...

      Hotels

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

      Housing: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department issues on the payment of the affordable housing levy by people renewing planning consent to...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the additional cost of the delivery of those public services for which his Department is responsible arising...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the potential effect of reductions in local authority...

      Local Government: Social Enterprises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department has taken to encourage local authorities to use social enterprises in the supply of public goods.

      Local Government: Social Enterprises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department has taken to encourage local authorities to use social enterprises in the delivery of services.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Help to Buy equity loan scheme will be open to (a) citizens of other EU member states and (b) other non-UK citizens.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether Bulgarian and Romanian citizens entering the UK after January 2014 to exercise their Treaty rights will be...

      Mortgages: Repossession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties have been repossessed in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in...

      Official Hospitality

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

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was paid to officials in (a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies in bonuses and other payments in...

      Pay

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

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what plans he has to review the effect of the 2012 National Planning Framework on single-practice architects; (2) when he...

      Private Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department has issued regarding the adoption by local authorities of roads in new housing developments.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will publish details of all (a) his Department's and (b) its non-departmental public bodies' existing contractual...

      Public Houses: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Part 9, section 179 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act...

      Redundancy Pay

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

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many and which regulations his Department has repealed between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what estimate he...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what (a) external organisations and (b) individuals his Department engaged with as part of the Scotland Analysis...

      Social Rented Housing: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will run an awareness campaign aimed at social tenants to tackle the problem of individuals removing asbestos from their...

      Social Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if he will consider adding to the decent homes standard a requirement to upgrade electrical installations over 30 years...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the potential effect on local authorities of the decision by the Department for Work and Pensions...

      Staff

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

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he has taken to increase planning protection of the Green Belt in relation to traveller sites.

      Visits Abroad

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

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government further to his holding reply to question 149898, tabled by the hon. Member for Glasgow North on 20 March 2013 for answer on 25...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Air Travel

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

    • Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what (a) assets and (b) liabilities are held by (i) her Department and (ii) its non-departmental public bodies with a value of (A) between...

      Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will place in the Library (a) her Department's response to HM Treasury's requests for information on the value of departmental spending...

      G8

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive about the costs of hosting the G8 Summit in Fermanagh in June 2013; (2)...

      Hotels

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

      Official Hospitality

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

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will publish details of all (a) her Department's and (b) its non-departmental public bodies' existing contractual commitments with a...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what (a) external organisations and (b) individuals her Department has engaged with as part of the Scotland Analysis programme; and what...

  • Scotland

    • Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many officials in his Department travelled on (a) domestic and (b) international flights in each of the last five years; in which class categories;...

    • Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will place in the Library (a) his Department's response to HM Treasury's requests for information on the value of departmental spending in terms...

      Devolution

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

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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...

      Official Hospitality

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

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which private finance initiative projects relating to his Department have been re-financed in each year since May 2010; what the value is of each such...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what (a) external organisations and (b) individuals of the Office of the Advocate-General for Scotland has engaged with as part of the Scotland...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on air passenger duty on short haul flights within the UK.

    • Air Passenger Duty: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from Ministers in the Welsh Government on the (a) rate and (b) devolution of airport duty tax.

      Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) assets and (b) liabilities are held by (i) his Department and (ii) its non-departmental public bodies with a value of (A) between £100,000 and...

      Business: Females

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total number of investments was made with funds from the public purse through the Aspire Fund in (a) 2012-13, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2010-11, (d)...

      Business: Females

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of officials at (a) his Department, (b) other Departments and (c) Government agencies working on administering the...

      Business: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 15 April 2013, Official Report, column 176W, on business: loans, if he will review the potential mis-selling of fixed rate loans...

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue was raised in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Scotland, (d) Wales and (e) Northern Ireland from capital gains tax by each rate in the most...

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will estimate the number of beneficiaries of the existing childcare employer-based tax vouchers in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16 and...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent representations he has had from the Climate Change Committee on climate change and the UK economy; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Consumers: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) rising energy bills and (b) inflation on consumer spending levels in the UK.

      Devolution: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from the Welsh Government on implementing the findings of the Commission on Devolution in Wales.

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will produce a report on his Department's assessment of the economic consequences to (a) the Government and (b) the UK economy of meeting the existing...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will publish all correspondence (a) he and (b) other HM Treasury Ministers have received from (i) energy companies, (ii) investor companies and...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assistance his Department provides to victims of carbon credit investment fraud; (2) whether his Department is taking steps to raise awareness...

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the effect on (a) wine, (b) spirits and (c) beer consumption of the decision to freeze beer duty in Budget 2013;...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the Financial Conduct Authority about the timing of redress payments to small and medium-sized enterprises who were found...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to increase the availability of capital finance for new house building for smaller developers; and if he will make a statement.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the evidence given by Mr Robert Chote, Chairman of the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR), to the Finance Committee of the Scottish...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 16 April 2013, Official Report, column 177W, on income tax, if he will estimate what proportion of the baseline running costs of...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was raised in income tax in each rate band in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Scotland, (d) Wales and (e) Northern Ireland in the most recent period...

      Income Tax: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the effects on revenue raised in Scotland from implementing a 1 per cent (a) rise and (b) reduction in income tax, over each rate, in...

      Interest Rate Swap Transactions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to ensure that small businesses receive the compensation due for the mis-selling of interest rate swaps.

      Interest Rate Swap Transactions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects those affected by interest rate swap mis-selling to receive compensation.

      Interest Rate Swap Transactions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the amount that will be paid out in compensation to small businesses affected by the mis-selling of interest rate swaps.

      Interest Rate Swap Transactions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses have been compensated for the mis-selling of interest rate swaps; and when such businesses received that compensation.

      Loans: EU Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what amount the UK has contributed towards International Monetary Fund and EU bail-outs and other crisis loans to (a) Cyprus, (b) Spain, (c) Portugal, (d)...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many prosecutions were brought against companies in each sector of the economy for breaches of minimum wage legislation in each year from 1999 to 2010.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the Help to Buy scheme will be available to (a) citizens of other EU member states and (b) non-UK citizens.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the proposed mortgage equity scheme can be used to buy properties in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on house prices of the new mortgage proposals announced in the 2013 Budget.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the value was of (a) UK exports of motor vehicle components to the EU and (b) UK imports of motor vehicle components from the EU; and what the value...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list each private finance initiative project initiated since May 2010; and what the monetary value is of each project.

      Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish details of all (a) his Department's and (b) its non-departmental public bodies' existing contractual commitments with a value of (i)...

      Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 voluntary...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of investor and financial market confidence in the renewable and low-carbon energy sector.

      Revenue and Customs: Complaints

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to ensure that complaints and queries from businesses to HM Revenue and Customs can be made easily and quickly via email.

      Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what (a) external organisations and (b) individuals his Department engaged with as part of the Scotland Analysis programme; and what was discussed at...

      Sterling: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the use of sterling as currency in an independent Scotland.

      Tax Evasion and Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he plans to take to reduce the amount of revenue lost to the Exchequer through tax evasion and tax avoidance.

      Taxation: Environment Protection

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

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agency's training video entitled, Breaking the code - an aid to understanding dwellinghouse...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the number of (a) individuals and (b) households with an annual income from employment of (i) zero, (ii) zero to...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) individuals and (b) households were eligible to receive (i) any type of tax credit, (ii) working family tax credits and (c) child tax credits...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the annual cost to the public purse is of administering (a) all tax credits, (b) working family tax credits and (c) child tax credits.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been paid in (a) all tax credits, (b) working family tax credits and (c) child tax credits in each of the last five years; and what estimate he...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average amount awarded to households in (a) all tax credits combined, (b) working family tax credits and (c) child tax credits was in each of the...

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 27 November 2012, Official Report, column 325W, on academies, what proportion of the converter academies supporting other...

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many complaints have been made to his Department about breaches of the civil service code by academy brokers.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether the groups into which school academies are organised are allowed to make a profit on either the services they provide or the running of the schools.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much was spent by academies on contracts with for-profit organisations for school management services or other services in each year since 2010.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to ensure transparency and value for money when an academy opts to contract a for-profit organisation owned by the respective...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what for-profit companies are wholly owned by each academy chain or group.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which academies, from which academy groups, have breached their funding agreements since May 2010; when each such breach occurred; and what the reasons...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which academy groups operate in England; and what the (a) number, (b) name and (c) location is of the academies within any such group.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what action his Department is able to take against an academy chain that fails to address financial weaknesses.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many academies have been issued with financial notices to improve since May 2010.

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (a) how many and (b) what type of funding agreement violations have been recorded by the Education Funding Agency since May 2010.

      Advanced Extension Awards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on measures to encourage more A-level students to undertake advanced extension awards.

      Advanced Extension Awards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the merits of the advanced extension award in bridging the gap between school and university.

      Advanced Extension Awards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many A-level students undertook the advanced extension award in (a) history and (b) geography in each of the last five years.

      Air Travel

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

      Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the value is of each work of art on display in his private ministerial office.

      Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what (a) assets and (b) liabilities are held by (i) his Department and (ii) its non-departmental public bodies with a value of (A) between...

      Beef: Horse Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has had any recent updates from the Food Standards Agency on the risk that burgers with horsemeat have been distributed into the...

      Children in Care: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children under 18 years old who have died while in the care of local authorities in the last 10 years have (a) had those deaths investigated...

      Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the safety of children online.

      Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent meetings Ministers have had with internet service providers to monitor progress on the use of parental controls for internet usage.

      Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what specific steps the Government is taking following its consultation on internet parental controls.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) on what basis the proposed multi-agency child protection inspections have been deferred; (2) whether he will publish the findings of the...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) whether he will publish the findings of the multi-agency inspections of child protection pilots. (2) on what basis the proposed multi-agency...

      Classroom Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teaching assistants are employed in schools in England; and what the unit cost is of employing a teaching assistant.

      Classroom Assistants: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teaching assistants were employed in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber in each of the last five years.

      Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will place in the Library (a) his Department's response to HM Treasury's requests for information on the value of departmental spending in terms...

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects the final version of the revised National Curriculum to be available.

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he will make a formal response to the UK Youth Parliament's Curriculum for Life campaign.

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has received on the introduction of a Curriculum for Life; and if he will make a statement.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many confirmed data security breaches there have been in his Department in the last two years for which figures are available; and what action was...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many official ministerial papers were recorded as not returned to his Department or otherwise unaccounted for by him and his private ministerial...

      Disclosure of Information

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

      Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which constituencies Ministers in his Department have visited in an official capacity in the last 12 months.

      Dominic Cummings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) pursuant to the answer of 26 March 2013, Official Report, column 1105W, on ministerial policy advisers, what the (a) date, (b) location and (c)...

      Drugs: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how much his Department has spent on educating young people on the risks associated with Class (a) A, (b) B and (c) C drugs in each of the last...

      Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to encourage an inter-disciplinary approach to learning in secondary schools and sixth-form colleges.

      Education Funding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects the Education Funding Agency to respond to the letter dated 11 July 2012 from Harrow council in relation to a Priority School Building...

      Education Funding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) staff and (b) consultants were working in the Education Funding Agency, or its component predecessor organisations, in (i) 2009-10, (ii)...

      Education Funding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the most recent total budget is of the Education Funding Agency.

      Education: Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much per head the Education Funding Agency has spent on education in young offender institutions in each year since May 2010.

      Educational Institutions: Worcester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what capital investments either for maintenance or construction have been granted to (a) academies, (b) maintained schools and (c) colleges in...

      Engineering: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to ensure that engineering is taught at (a) primary and (b) secondary schools; and if he will make a statement.

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the omission of creative subjects from the English Baccalaureate on the creative economy.

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent discussions he has had with (a) representatives of manufacturing and engineering businesses and (b) the Secretary of State for Business,...

      Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what contributions his Department has made to the family policy commission instigated by the Prime Minister to date.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England are eligible for free school meals but do not currently claim...

      Free School Meals: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber are eligible for free school meals but do not currently claim them.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will list (a) the names and locations, (b) the accountants, (c) the number of pupils and (d) any educational group membership of each free school...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many free school applications there have been from groups of parents since 2010; and how many such applications have successfully established free...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what total expenditure on the free schools programme has been to date; and how many staff in his Department currently work on the free schools programme.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on approving free school applications in areas with an existing surplus of school places.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has received a copy of the Information Commissioner's report following the monitoring of his Department's timeliness in responding to...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what procedures or practices his Department has changed following the Information Commissioner's report into his Department's performance in responding...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what advice he has received on the legality of ending competition between examination boards to offer GCSEs.

      GCSE: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils who attended schools for pupils with a primary special educational need of behavioural, emotional and social difficulty achieved (a) A*...

      Health Education: Sex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and (b) the British Board of Film...

      Health Education: Sex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to improve sex education in schools.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 31 January 2013, Official Report, column 889W, on meetings, on how many occasions and on what dates he, excluding his...

      History: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how he envisages that mixed-age classes will be taught Key Stage 2 history sequentially.

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on how many separate occasions (a) he and (b) staff in his private ministerial office have stayed in hotel accommodation for the purpose of official...

      Hotels

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

      Languages: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) if he will include British Sign Language in the list of options of minority languages in the national curriculum; (2) if he will change the...

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the Statement of 17 September 2012, Official Report, column 653, on examination reform, what provision will be made for the teaching of (a)...

      Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham of 26 February 2013, Official Report, column 468W, on civil servants: codes of...

      Ministerial Red Boxes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many ministerial red boxes his Department has bought since May 2010; what the cost of each such box was; who supplied each box; what tendering...

      Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his private office has spent on (a) postage and (b) stationery in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his most recent estimate is of the annual cost to the public purse of his private office in his Department.

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 7 January 2013, Official Report, column 68W, on Official Cars, on how many occasions he travelled in a car from the...

      Official Hospitality

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

      Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which official ministerial residences are allocated to Ministers in his Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each such residence.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many nursery places for 4 year olds were available in the (a) public sector, (b) private sector and (c) third sector in the latest period for which...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will publish details of all (a) his Department’s and (b) its non-departmental public bodies’ existing contractual commitments with a...

      Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

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

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 25 February 2013, Official Report, column 54W, on Publications, if he will place in the Library a copy of the most recent...

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the rate is of unauthorised absence in pupil referral units, by local authority, in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the (a) number and (b) proportion is of pupil referral units in which (i) no pupils, (ii) fewer than five per cent of pupils, (iii) fewer than 10...

      Pupil Referral Units: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which pupil referrals units in London were rated as unsatisfactory by Ofsted at their most recent inspection; and how many new enrolments have been...

      Pupils: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many incidents of (a) bullying between pupils and (b) verbal and physical abuse of school staff by pupils were recorded in schools in (i)...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children in Corby constituency qualify for the pupil premium; and how much has been transferred to each school in Corby and East...

      Pupils: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the educational attainment of children originally from 2004 EU accession countries studying in UK schools, relative to...

      Pupils: Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children in schools in England (a) were born in the UK and (b) were born outside the UK.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which 50 maintained (a) secondary and (b) primary schools, including voluntary-aided or controlled schools had the (i) highest and (ii) lowest per...

      Pupils: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will place a legal obligation on schools to share information on individual pupils with the schools and organisations to which they refer those...

      Pupils: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of Traveller and Gypsy children in the five most recent secondary school cohorts completed their secondary school education.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his private office has spent on first class rail travel in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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...

      School Leaving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to reduce the school drop-out rates in (a) England, (b) the West Midlands and (c) Birmingham.

      School Leaving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 10 April 2013, Official Report, column 1195W, on school leaving: Birmingham, what steps the Government takes to monitor the...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to encourage closer co-operation between state and independent schools.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what the current maximum number of children it is possible for all schools in England to accommodate in each year group from reception to year...

      Schools: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what comparative assessment he has made of the (a) cost base, (b) back-office costs and (c) staff costs of (i) maintained schools, (ii) academies and...

      Schools: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to implement recommendation 78 of Lord Heseltine's report on growth, entitled No Stone Unturned on membership of school...

      Schools: Sandwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has any plans to visit schools in Sandwell; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make it his policy to ring-fence the funding of school sport in order to build an Olympic legacy.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to ensure that schools are able to provide facilities for a diverse range of sports in (a) winter and (b) summer.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of schools (a) have access to national and local leaders of education, teaching schools and leading teachers and (b) are in partnership...

      Schools: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate his Department has made of the required number of (a) primary and (b) secondary school places in (i) Brigg and Goole constituency and...

      Science: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children in (a) Birmingham, (b) the West Midlands and (c) Birmingham Selly Oak constituency took (i) one and (ii) more than one science GCSEs...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what (a) external organisations and (b) individuals his Department engaged with as part of the Scotland Analysis programme; and what was discussed at...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many members of his Department's staff have been allocated to work on the Scotland Analysis programme; and if he will estimate the cost to the...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what meetings he or his officials have had with the right hon. Member for Edinburgh South West as part of the Scotland Analysis programme; and what was...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what work his Department has commissioned by external consultants in relation to work on the Scotland Analysis programme; which consultants were used;...

      Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he was issued with a security pass for the Cabinet Office.

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many officials at director and deputy director level there were in the safeguarding division of his Department at (a) May 2010 and (b) January...

      Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he or his special advisers currently use private social network accounts for the purposes of official Government business; and if he will make...

      Social Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects a Chief Social Worker to be appointed.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what plans he has to establish a national framework for local offers; (2) how many meetings (a) he and (b) the Children's Minister has had with...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether people aged 25 and under who study higher education at a further education college will be eligible for an education, health and care plan.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many new safeguarding staff have been recruited to join the workforce in the safeguarding department since May 2010 via (a) external recruitment,...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 15 April 2013, Official Report, column 144W, on staff, how many safeguarding staff in his Department, at each grade, have...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 15 April 2013, Official Report, column 144W, on staff, if he will provide organisation charts of the workforce in the...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 15 April 2013, Official Report, column 144W, on staff, if he will provide a breakdown by (a) grade and (b) job title of the...

      Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much was spent on supply teachers in England and Wales for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in the 2011-12 academic year.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many specialist teachers in (a) physics, (b) chemistry and (c) mathematics were in the education system in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012 and (iv)...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teachers earn more than £150,000 per annum.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many inspections of the initial teacher education undertaken by Ofsted since September 2012 were of (a) higher education providers, (b) higher...

      Teachers: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teaching staff on average there are per child in schools in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Technology: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to encourage a greater focus on (a) information technology, (b) design technology and (c) other technical skills at secondary...

      Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many staff have left his Department since May 2010; (2) how many staff in his Department who had reported instances of bullying or...

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on which occasions since he has held his present office he has used (a) the London Underground and (b) buses in connection with his ministerial duties.

      Truancy: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of truancy fines were levied against (a) mothers and (b) fathers in England and Wales in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what foreign visits by Ministers in his Department have been or are planned to be undertaken from 1 January 2013 to 30 April 2013.

      Vocational Education: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many vocational qualifications were taken up to age 16 in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013.

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding his Department has allocated for the delivery of traineeships in the 2013-14 academic year.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether the procedure and sign-off process for responding to parliamentary questions in his Department includes review by special advisers.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to answer question (a) 141028, (b) 141029, (c) 141030 and (d) 141034, tabled on 29 January 2013 for ordinary written answer on 31 January...

      Young People: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to support young carers in education.

      Young People: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has any plans to introduce minimum standards for youth engagement with local government, in accord with the recommendation in...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many officials in his (a) Department and (b) non-departmental public bodies travelled on (i) domestic and (ii)...

    • Animal Welfare Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what consideration he has given to amending the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to increase the maximum sentences for cases of...

      Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) assets and (b) liabilities are held by (i) his Department and (ii) its non-departmental public bodies with a value...

      Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with his counterparts in other European countries and in the EU on strategies to protect bee...

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what grants and payments have been made by his Department to registered charities over the last two years; and what criteria...

      Computers

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

      Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will place in the Library (a) his Department's response to HM Treasury's requests for information on the value of...

      Foot and Mouth Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what reviews the Government has made of its contingency plans in the event of an outbreak of foot and mouth disease;...

      Forest Enterprise England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff are employed by Forest Enterprise England in Cumbria; and what proportion of those staff are paid at or above...

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the scientific objectives are of the release of GM wheat by Rothamsted Research following the application for release in...

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost is of the additional autumn sown trial of GM wheat at Rothamsted Research, reference 11/R8/01, and how it will...

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the GM construct encoding (E) -ß - farnesene synthase in GM wheat covered by the release consent issued by his...

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the GM constructs encoding farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase in wheat covered by the release consent issued by his...

      Horse Racing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to minimise horse fatalities at events including the Grand National.

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many officials in his (a) Department and (b) non-departmental public bodies stayed in hotels in (i) the UK and (ii) every...

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with his counterparts in other EU member states regarding the designation of Marine Conservation...

      Marine Management Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the Freedom of Information response GD/ATI417 will be published on the Marine Management Organisation website.

      Meat: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans his Department has to bring prosecutions against supermarkets operating in the UK relating to selling wrongly...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he intends to reply to the letter of 5 March 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr B. Tan.

      Official Hospitality

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

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how much was paid to officials in (a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies in bonuses and other...

      Pay

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

      Plastic Bags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 25 February 2013, Official Report, column 221W, on waste management, if he will introduce a...

      Plastic Bags: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the first-year results of the plastic bag levy in Wales; and if he will make a statement.

      Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on the responsibility of local authorities for tackling persistent high levels of pollution.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the Government Buying Standards; and if he will make a statement.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will publish details of all (a) his Department's and (b) its non-departmental public bodies' existing contractual...

      Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department has taken to implement the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012.

      Redundancy Pay

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

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff are employed by the Rural Payments Agency in Cumbria; and what proportion of those staff are paid at or above...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what work his Department is doing as part of the Scotland Analysis Programme.

      Trapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to make an announcement on the findings of his Department's report entitled Determining the extent of use and...

      Travel and Subsistence Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 February 2013, Official Report, column 620W, on travel and subsistence payments, how many senior...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what process his Department claims (a) its mine clearing and (b) its police training activities in Afghanistan against the UK's official development...

    • Afghanistan and Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many minors have been deployed to (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq since the start of British military operations in those countries.

      Air Travel

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

      Ammunition: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many munitions of each type have been placed on the seabed in Scottish waters since the signing of the OSPAR Convention; and where each group of...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of armed forces personnel including those in training in each (a) corps and (b) regiment in each year since 2010-11 were...

      Armed Forces: Absence Without Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) trained strength and (b) in training armed forces personnel went absent without leave in each year since 2011; and how many such people were...

      Armed Forces: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the number of service complaints being completed by internal systems within 24 weeks; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many notifications of convictions of armed forces personnel have been received by the Central Criminal Records and Intelligence Officer and the Naval...

      Armed Forces: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2012, Official Report, column 1074W, on armed forces: sexual offences, if he will place copies of the annual...

      Armed Forces: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who has the responsibility of determining whether to carry out an internal review or a service inquiry in the case of service personnel killed in action.

      Armed Forces: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the criteria are for determining whether to carry out an internal review rather than a service inquiry recommended by a coroner in the case of...

      Armed Forces: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will provide service personnel who make complaints relating to unfair discharge with access to independent scrutiny of their complaints; and if he...

      Armed Forces: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel under the age of 18 at the time of an alleged offence have been court-martialled in each year since 2011; and (a) what...

      Armed Forces: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many allegations of domestic violence have been reported to (a) service police and (b) other police forces since 2005; how many such claims were made...

      Armed Forces: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Luton North of 12 June 2012, Official Report, column 446W, on Armed Forces: domestic violence, if the...

      Armed Forces: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the JSP 913 Tri-Service policy on domestic abuse and sexual violence; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel were found to have illegal drugs in their system in each of the last five years; and how many of those personnel were (a)...

      Armed Forces: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the Independent Medical Examination Group to produce the findings of its examination of provision for hearing loss within the Armed...

      Armed Forces: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate his Department has made of the cost in terms of manpower and financial compensation as a result of noise-induced hearing loss in the next...

      Armed Forces: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy, (c) Royal Air Force and (d) Royal Marines were medically downgraded as a result of noise-induced...

      Armed Forces: Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many allegations of child abuse were made (a) by and (b) against (i) service personnel and (ii) civilian staff based in the UK in each year since...

      Armed Forces: Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many allegations of child abuse were made (a) by and (b) against (i) service personnel and (ii) civilian staff based in Germany in each year since...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average cost of recruitment was per armed forces recruit; and what the total cost to the public purse was of recruitment for all new personnel...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what proportion of recruits who enlisted (a) below the age of 18 and (b) aged 18 and over extended their service contract beyond the minimum...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of teenage recruits to the armed forces prematurely ending their services contracts.

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what period of time after having returned from Afghanistan service personnel will be exempt from redundancy under tranche 3.

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department has taken to implement the recommendations of its 2006 report on Quantitative and Qualitative Research into Sexual Harassment...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many allegations of sexual assault were made by (a) female and (b) male members of the armed forces in each year since 2005; in how many cases (i)...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2012, Official Report, column 4W, on armed forces: sexual offences, how many of the (a) rape and (b) sexual assault...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 26 June 2012, Official Report, column 195W, on armed forces: sexual offences, how many of the (a) rape allegations, (b) cases...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 17 July 2012, Official Report, column 752W, on armed forces: sexual offences, how many sexual assaults were alleged to have...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many of the allegations of child sexual offences made by (a) service personnel and (b) civilian staff based in Iraq in each year since 2005 (i)...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many complaints of (a) rape and (b) sexual assault were made by armed forces personnel aged below the age of 18 years at the time of the incident in...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many allegations of (a) rape, (b) sexual assault and (c) assault by penetration against members of the armed forces have been reported by civilians...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 18 January 2013, Official Report, column 963W, on Armed Forces: sexual offences, how many of the claims referred to in the...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many allegations relating to the possession of indecent images have been made against (a) armed forces personnel and (b) civilian staff based in...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 10 April 2013, Official Report, column 1126W, on armed forces: sexual offences, if he will provide a breakdown by year for the...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answers of 10 April 2013, Official Report, column 1128W, and 10 April 2013, Official Report, column 1129W, on armed forces: sexual...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answers of 10 April 2013, Official Report, column 1128W, and 10 April 2013, Official Report, column 1129W, on armed forces: sexual...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what savings have been achieved by his Department in the running cost of (a) the Defence Academy at Shrivenham and (b) Royal Military Academy Sandhurst...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the (a) exact facilities and (b) capacity of each such facility at (i) RAF Cranwell, (b) Britannia Royal Naval College, (c) RMA...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many individuals underwent training at (a) Britannia Royal Naval College, (b) RMA Sandhurst, (c) the Defence Academy, Shivenham and (d) RAF Cranwell...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department plans to spend under each cost heading on facilities and training at (a) Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth, (b) Royal...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much under each cost heading his Department has spent on facilities and training at (a) Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, (b) Royal Military...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people are currently undergoing training at (a) RAF Cranwell, (b) Britannia Royal College, Dartmouth, (c) RMA Sandhurst and (d) the Defence...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 10 April 2013, Official Report, column 1130W, on armoured fighting vehicles, if he will list the full supply chain of the ASCOD...

      Army: Length of Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the average length of service is for an infantry soldier who enlists (a) aged 18 or above and (b) below the age of 18; (2) what the average...

      Army: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of commissioned soldiers attained nationally recognised educational qualifications after joining the trained strength; in...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of recruits who enlisted as minors in (a) the armed forces and (b) the Army have completed a nationally recognised...

      Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) assets and (b) liabilities are held by (i) his Department and (ii) its non-departmental public bodies with a value of (A) between £100,000...

      Baroness Thatcher

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the costs to his Department were for the rehearsals and preparations for the funeral of the late Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, by category of...

      Baroness Thatcher

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel were deployed to oversee security operations for the funeral of the late Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, by regiment or unit.

      Chile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of his Department's support offered after the 2010 earthquake in Chile was marked against the UK's Overseas Development Assistance target.

      Climate Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many climate assessments in relation to equality and diversity have been conducted by each of the three services since 2010; if he will place a copy...

      Community Covenant Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which local authorities have signed the community covenant.

      Computers

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

      Conflict Pool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of his Department's contribution to the Conflict Pool was claimed against the UK's Official Development Aid target in the latest period for...

      Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library (a) his Department's response to HM Treasury's requests for information on the value of departmental spending in terms of...

      Daniel Nightingale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost has been to his Department of legal proceedings in respect of Sergeant Danny Nightingale until the end of March 2013; what the...

      Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral statement of 18 July 2011, Official Report, column 644, on defence transformation, what assessment his Department made of the likely...

      Defence Support Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which Defence Support Group sites have been subject to contamination surveys over the last five years; how many such sites have been found to contain...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what conclusion the Ministry of Defence Police's inquiry has reached about how commercially sensitive information from the Ministry of Defence and...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department has taken to support the development of social enterprise within the defence supply chain.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the average annual running cost of a squadron of Typhoon jets.

      Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what financial reimbursement he has agreed with the German Government for breaking the contract which retained British armed forces stationed in Germany...

      Hotels

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

      Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many press officers there are at each defence base (a) in the UK and (b) overseas.

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which firms went into liquidation whilst contracted by his Department in each of the last three years; and how much his Department had to write off as a...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the collection of small and large weapons systems from the general population in Libya; what steps he is taking to that end; and if...

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost was of his Department's operations that were claimable against the UK's overseas development assistance commitment in the last five years.

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if his Department's financial systems record any spending on Overseas Development Assistance.

      Military Alliances

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

      Military Corrective Training Centre Colchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the annual cost to the public purse has been of the Military Corrective Training Centre in each of the last five years.

      MOD Ashchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department plans to withdraw military personnel from MoD Ashchurch; and if he will make a statement.

      Navy: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish a list of all the elements of maritime capability which have been decommissioned since 2010.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role would be played by the (a) Supreme Allied Commander Europe and (b) Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic in the decision-making process to deploy...

      Official Hospitality

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

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was paid to officials in (a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies in bonuses and other payments in addition to salary in...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which private finance initiative projects relating to his Department have been re-financed in each year since May 2010; what the value is of each such...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what checks on the financial health of potential contractors his Department carries out prior to awarding contacts; and whether such checks include a...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish details of all (a) his Department’s and (b) its non-departmental public bodies’ existing contractual commitments with a...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of his Department's budget was claimed against official development assistance funding in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      RAF Cranwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the (a) Army and (b) Royal Navy currently undergo training at RAF Cranwell.

      RAF Leuchars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Quick Reaction Alert flights from RAF Leuchars have required air-to-air refuelling in each of the last five years.

      Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost to public funds of the tender process for the SAR-H contract which was abandoned in December 2011 was; and what the cost of the...

      Rescue Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions RAF Search and Rescue helicopters were used in operations in Cumbria in the last year; and from which bases those helicopters came...

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel are in each unit of the (a) Territorial Army, (b) Royal Air Force Reserve, (c) Royal Navy Reserve and (d) Royal Marine Reserve.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel received their bounty in each unit of the (a) Territorial Army, (b) Royal Air Force Reserve, (c) Royal Navy Reserve and (d)...

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many reserve units are currently based in (a) Scotland, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Wales and (d) England; and what the location is of each such unit.

      Royal Military Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the (a) Royal Navy and (b) Royal Air Force currently undergo training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.

      Scotland

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

      Service Complaints Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will take steps to ensure that information about the Service Complaints Commissioner is provided to every new recruit in each of the three...

      Stabilisation Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which of his Department's sponsored activities are conducted by the Stabilisation Unit.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which private companies are contractually employed by his Department for work relating to the nuclear deterrent and the Vanguard Successor Class...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2013, Official Report, columns 443-4W, on telephone services, whether a UK landline number beginning with 01, 02 or 03...

      Territorial Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the current operational strength of each unit of the Territorial Army is.

      Ultra Electronics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 15 April 2013, Official Report, column 61W, on Ultra Electronics, for which Ministry of Defence contracts Ultra Electronics is...

      Ultra Electronics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 15 April 2013, Official Report, column 61W, on Ultra Electronics, which contracts with Ultra Electronics are held with his...

      Ultra Electronics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 15 April 2013, Official Report, column 61W, on Ultra Electronics, if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes from...

      Vacant Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the amount of surplus land held in the UK by his Department which could be released for economic development; and if he...

      Veterans: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how his Department calculates the number of service-leavers who find employment; (2) how many of those who completed the Career Transition...

      Veterans: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent steps he has taken to ensure adequate support for ex-service personnel in finding new employment on their return to civilian life.

      Visits Abroad

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

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the annual cost of (a) fuel, (b) spares, (c) maintenance and (d) training and other running costs, excluding crew costs of...

      Watts Andrews Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place a copy of the Watts Andrews Report in the Library.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) pursuant to the answer of 6 December 2012, Official Report, column 896W, on armed forces: sexual offences, when he intends to write to the hon....

  • Justice

    • Alternatives to Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of alternatives to short-term prison sentences.

    • Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) assets and (b) liabilities are held by (i) his Department and (ii) its non-departmental public bodies with a value of (A) between £100,000...

      Community Orders: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many serious further offences have been carried out by offenders being supervised on Community Payback in London since 31 October 2012.

      Community Orders: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what measures are available under the Community Payback in London contract to ensure that the contractor is involved in the investigation of any serious...

      Community Orders: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders have been placed by the London Probation Trust on London Community Payback in each week since October 2012.

      Community Orders: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what comparative assessment he has made of the number of placements on the London Community Payback contract and the projected placement numbers prior to...

      Community Orders: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will conduct a value for money assessment of the London Community Payback contract.

      Computers

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

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) which police authorities (a) provide and (b) do not provide coroners' officers and other staff; (2) how many support staff were available to...

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time coroners there are in each coroner district.

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many complaints were made relating to coroners, coroners offices or inquests in each coroner district in each year since May 2010.

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to his Department's consultation CP2/2013, on coroner reforms, which local authorities will be considered the relevant authority for each...

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to his Department's consultation paper CP2/2013, on coroner reforms, what the fee paid to assistant coroners will be.

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to his Department's consultation paper CP2/2013, on coroner reforms, how many (a) senior coroners, (b) area coroners and (c) assistant...

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much his Department has spent on (a) new coroners' offices and courts and (b) renovating existing coroners' offices and courts in each year...

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on the provision of training for (a) coroners and (b) coroner's office staff in each year since 2006.

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the cost of each coroner district has been since May 2010; (2) what the budget of each coroner district was in each year since May 2010; (3)...

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what expert medical assistance the Chief Coroner will have available to him when providing support, training and guidance to other coroners.

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many complaints the Office for Judicial Complaints has received in relation to coroners in each category of complaint in each year since 2006.

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the quality and quantity of training provided for coroners and their office staff.

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) in what proportion of cases an inquest was opened or resumed following the acquittal of those charged with the deceased's death in each year since...

      Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library (a) his Department's response to HM Treasury's requests for information on the value of departmental spending in terms of...

      Courts: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment his Department has made of the relationship between court-imposed fines and payday loans since August 2012.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what arrangements are in place for communication and co-operation between his Department and the Department of Health regarding victims of crime.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the long-term mental health needs of victims of crime are met.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were victims of crime in the UK, by category of crime, in each of the last five years.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what provisions are in place to inform victims of violent crime of decisions concerning the perpetrator's probation status, where the perpetrator has...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of compatibility of the Victims' Code with (a) guidance issued by the Youth Justice Board and (b) the requirements of the...

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to his speech of 19 February 2013 on delays in the criminal justice system, if he will publish citations for the research quoted in that...

      Criminal Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what his policy is on the competitive tendering of criminal legal aid contracts; (2) what the Government's policy is on a single fee system Crown...

      Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps the Government is taking to give effect to the recommendations on regulatory and statutory frameworks relating to the Data Protection Act 1998...

      Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what steps the Government is taking to give effect to the recommendations on regulatory and statutory frameworks relating to the Police and...

      Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps the Government is taking to give effect to the recommendations on regulatory and statutory frameworks relating to civil law in paragraphs 69...

      Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps the Government is taking to give effect to the recommendations on regulatory and statutory frameworks relating to the recommendations of the...

      Dementia

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

      Disclosure of Information

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

      Domestic Violence: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many victimless prosecutions in cases of domestic violence have been conducted by each police force in each year since 2005; and if he will make a...

      Driving Under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been convicted of offences of drink driving in each of the last five years.

      Drugs: Police Cautions and Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many cautions have been issued for (a) all drug possession offences and (b) possession of cannabis under section 5 (1) and (2) of the Misuse of...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average length of time was for the Tribunals Service to administer a First-tier Tribunal-Social Security and Child Support appeal in respect of...

      Expert Evidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if he will take steps to ensure that expert witnesses have access to prisoners to conduct interviews in line with filing dates ordered by the...

      Fines: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the total value of court fines and confiscation orders (a) paid and (b) remaining unpaid in London was in (i) 2011-12 and (ii) 2012-13; and if he...

      Funeral Payments: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will ensure that all advice and information being provided to the public is amended to remove all errors to which his attention has been drawn by...

      Homicide: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were convicted of murder or manslaughter in 2012.

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much of the legal aid budget in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12 was used to pay VAT on solicitors' bills.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people who have experienced domestic violence have claimed legal aid to fund divorce proceedings in the latest period for which figures...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to his Department's consultation entitled Transforming Legal Aid: Delivering a More Credible and Efficient System, how much his Department...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost of legal aid in each of the next 10 years.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how his proposed new rota system for solicitors will operate under legal aid.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what choice clients will have when selecting a solicitor for representation under the new legal aid system.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many solicitors in the UK will no longer qualify to take part in the legal aid system under his plans for legal aid.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many different legal firms have participated in the legal aid system in each of the last five years.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what process his Department used to draw up details of contracts let for tendering in the criminal legal aid market; what methodology his Department used...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases relating to (a) housing, (b) asylum claims and (c) domestic abuse were funded by civil legal aid and assessed as having borderline...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many immigration cases involving alleged victims of human trafficking were funded by civil legal aid; and what proportion of these cases were...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much legal aid was spent on foreign migrants within their first 12 months in the country in the last five years; (2) on how many occasions...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much has been spent on legal aid for prisoners in each of the last five years; (2) how many prisoners were granted legal aid in each of the...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison law cases funded by legal aid concerned (a) prison conditions, (b) treatment by staff, (c) discrimination, (d) communications and visits,...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people qualified for legal aid in North Wales in each of the last five years.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment he has made of the effect on legal firms in North Wales of his proposals for legal aid; (2) what assessment he has made of the...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was paid out in criminal legal aid costs to solicitors firms in (a) Wrexham constituency and (b) North Wales in each of the last three years for...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many firms received criminal legal aid payments in (a) Wrexham constituency and (b) North Wales in each of the last three years for which figures are...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many firms in Clwyd South constituency received criminal legal aid payments in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what amount was paid in criminal legal aid costs to solicitors' firms in Clwyd South constituency in each of the last three years for which figures are...

      Legal Profession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the overall economic benefit to the economy of legal firms in each of the last five years.

      Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) on which occasions special advisers in his Department met with representatives of (a) G4S, (b) Serco, (c) Sodexo, (d) MTC/Amey, (e) A4E and (f)...

      National Crime Agency: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Justice Minister of Northern Ireland and (b) leaders of each of the political parties in the Northern...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what records his Department keeps on foreign criminals who (a) are eligible to be recommended for deportation, (b) are recommended for deportation, (c)...

      Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the total budget was for women's centres in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12 and (d) 2012-13; and what the proposed budget is in (i)...

      Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many non-European Economic Area nationals received custodial sentences of between six and 12 months in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012; (2)...

      Offenders: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of offenders in each probation trust area are in temporary accommodation (a) three months, (b) six months and (c) a year following...

      Official Hospitality

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

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what further offences were committed by offenders released on licence between 1997 and 2012 and classified as high risk during their licence period.

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many of those offenders released on licence between 1997 and 2012 had their risk level increased during their time on licence.

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many of those offenders released on licence between 1997 and 2012 that had committed a crime while on licence had their risk level increased.

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders released on licence between 1997 and 2012 have had their risk level fluctuate (a) never, (b) once, (c) twice, (d) three times, (e)...

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average number of occasions is that the level of risk of a released offender fluctuated during their licence period in each year since 1997.

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) Officials of his Department have had regarding proposals to limit the small claims court limit to £5,000 for...

      Police: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions brought against serving police officers were commenced but did not proceed to trial between January and December 2012.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what spare capacity there was in prisons in the (a) UK and (b) East Midlands in January (i) 2010 and (ii) 2013.

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners have escaped whilst in the custody of each private contractor in the justice system since May 2010; (2) how many prisoners have...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward proposals to introduce a minimum time that prisoners must serve in a closed prison before being transferred to an open prison.

      Prisoners: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the total amount earned was by prisoners who participated in purposeful activity in each of the last five years; what tax rate these earnings are...

      Prisoners: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance is issued on the requisite level of (a) behaviour and (b) work that should be completed by prisoners in return for pay and privileges; and...

      Prisoners: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the costs are of (a) meals, (b) monetary allowances, (c) fitness and entertainment facilities and (d) other housekeeping matters for each new prison...

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been transferred under each of the UK's bilateral prisoner transfer agreements to date.

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will take steps to seek the deportation of convicted rapist Gintas Burinskas to Lithuania to serve his prison sentence.

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the budget is of the proposed new prison in either London, North West England or North Wales; (2) when he will announce the timetable for...

      Prisons: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many televisions installed in prison cells are equipped with (a) digital channels and (b) satellite services; and what the cost to the public purse...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people worked for the probation service in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011 and (d) 2012.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many full-time equivalent (a) assistant chief officers, (b) administrative and clerical staff, (c) probation officers and (d) probation service...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will allow probation trusts to tender for probation work in the next three years.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2013, Official Report, columns 952-4W, on probation, how many offenders who failed to complete an accredited programme...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2013, Official Report, columns 952-4W, on probation, what the title is of each accredited programme; and who the...

      Probation: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on installing the nDelius system to date; and how much it still expects to spend on the system.

      Probation: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department undertook a risk assessment on the installation of the nDelius system.

      Probation: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many times each probation trust has been sued for negligence in each of the last five years.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will publish details of all (a) his Department's and (b) its non-departmental public bodies' existing contractual commitments with a value of (i)...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were prosecuted for category (a) 21, (b) 22, (c) 23, (d) 71, (e) 73, (f) 74, (g) 88A, (h) 88B, (i) 88C, (j) 88D and (k) 88E offences; how...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice by how much his Department has exceeded its annual budget in each of the last three years.

      Public Interest Lawyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 23 January 2013, Official Report, column 349W, on public interest lawyers, how much of the legal aid payments made to public...

      Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

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

      Ranby Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many managers at Ranby prison have received a conviction for firearms offences whilst working at the prison in the last five years; and whether each...

      Rape: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on support services for victims of rape in each year since May 2005.

      Recruitment

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

      Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders who were removed from multi-agency protection arrangements to standard probation supervision subsequently committed an offence in each...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many offences in each probation trust area were committed by people who originally received sentences for (a) murder, (b) rape, (c) violence...

      Reparation by Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the mental and emotional needs of victims engaging in the restorative justice process.

      Reparation by Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the level of support provided to victims engaging in the restorative justice process; and what future plans he has...

      Reparation by Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on restorative justice in each year since 2005; and how much of this was spent on ensuring access to (a) specialists and...

      Reparation by Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to ensure that those agencies and organisations facilitating the restorative justice process provide the best quality service and...

      Repossession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many court orders have been issued for the repossession of homes in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the north-east and (d) the UK in...

      Scotland

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

      Sexual Offences Act 2003

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many convictions there have been for offences under section (a) 57, (b) 58 and (c) 59 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, by types of offence, in...

      Sexual Offences: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2013, Official Report, columns 952-4W, on probation, how many sex offender treatment programmes were undertaken by...

      Sexual Offences: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many sex offenders (a) completed and (b) failed to complete accredited treatment programmes; and how many such offenders have subsequently been...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2013, Official Report, column 840, on telephone services, what his timetable is for greater use of 0300 numbers by his...

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what funding his Department has allocated to victims' services, excluding compensation and legal aid, in 2013-14.

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of (a) victims of fraud, homicide and sexual violence and (b) other people offered referral to victims' services decline to use those...

      Witnesses: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of people who have requested witness protection and anonymity have been provided that service by the Crown Prosecution Service in the...

      Young Offender Institutions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many young offenders institutions offer mixed martial arts training or similar activities as part of the training curriculum; (2) whether...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to ensure that young offenders on release have suitable accommodation made available.

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with the devolved administrations on youth custodial sentences.

      Youth Custody: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what grade was received by each (a) secure children's home, (b) secure training centre and (c) young offenders' institution following their latest Ofsted...

      Youth Custody: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on secure and custodial transport for young people in each year since May 2005.

      Youth Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on service development programmes in each year since May 2005.

      Youth Justice Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much VAT has been paid by the Youth Justice Board on applicable services in each year since May 2005.

  • Home Department

    • Air Travel

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

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the net present value of the Government's proposals for a minimum unit price for alcohol would be after the first five years of...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Home Office inspection visits have been made to Imperial College London in the last 12 months; and if she will place a copy of any...

      Animal Experiments: Imperial College London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many animals were used in regulated procedures at Imperial College London in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012.

      Animal Experiments: Imperial College London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many projects licences granted under the provisions of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 have been granted for procedures...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many European arrest warrants were issued in the UK in the last three years.

      Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) assets and (b) liabilities are held by (i) her Department and (ii) its non-departmental public bodies with a value of (A) between...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children seeking asylum in the UK have been stripped searched in the last six months.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the protocol is for children seeking asylum in the UK where their age is disputed.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children seeking asylum in the UK have been subject to the use of physical force in the last six months.

      Communications Data Bill (Draft)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the provisions of the Communications Data Bill envisage that communication service providers will be able to recover the cost of...

      Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will place in the Library (a) her Department's response to HM Treasury's requests for information on the value of departmental...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding her Department has given to the police forces of England and Wales in connection with the prevent strategy in the last five...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what proportion of people referred to victims' services by the police had been in previous contact with (a) police forces, (b) social...

      Databases: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the salary bands are of those employed in the Relationships and Communications Team of the Communications Capabilities Development...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals have been deported in each of the last five years.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking with international partners to prevent the diversion of legitimately-traded drug precursors into illicit...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been allowed entry to the UK subject to guarantees from relatives that they would not be a burden on public finances in...

      Entry Clearances: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 16 April 2013, Official Report, columns 305-6W, on entry clearances: married people, what the average time between...

      Entry Clearances: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 16 April 2013, Official Report, columns 305-6W, on entry clearances: married people, what the average processing...

      EU Justice and Home Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officials of her Department are working on the proposed EU police and criminal justice opt-out.

      G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with G4S on its suitability and performance as a Government contractor.

      Hotels

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

      Illegal Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals found to be working illegally in (a) the UK, (b) the east of England and (c) Essex in each year since 2008 have...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her most recent estimate is of the number of Romanian and Bulgarian nationals expected to immigrate to the UK between December 2013 and...

      Immigration Controls: Manchester Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 26 March 2013, Official Report, column 1021W, on Manchester Airport: immigration controls, for what reasons no...

      Immigration: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases at the UK Border Agency for (a) Tier 1 applications, (b) Tier 2 applications, (c) Tier 3 applications and (d) Tier 4...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 12 March 2013, Official Report, column 147W, on immigration: EU nationals, whether she plans to amend the...

      Investigatory Powers Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints have been submitted to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal concerning the surveillance of communications data under the...

      Licensing Laws

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many licensing authorities have imposed the (a) late night levy and (b) early morning restriction orders to date; and how many of those...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason she has not replied to the letter of 14 February 2013 from the right hon. Member for Neath concerning the case of his...

      Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many investigations have led to prosecutions relating to localised grooming in each police force area in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and...

      Official Hospitality

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

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the population (a) in total and (b) who are (i) English, (ii) Welsh, (iii) Scottish and (iv) Northern Irish own a...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much was paid to officials in (a) her Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies in bonuses and other payments in...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (a) how many and (b) what proportion of police officers were in each National Readership Grade social grade in each of the last 30 years.

      Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many cautions were issued for indictable only offences (a) nationally and (b) by police authority area in each year from 2002 to...

      Police ICT Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the current status is of the Police IT Company; and what the value is of the savings it has made to date.

      Police: G8

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers from Great Britain are expected to be on duty in Northern Ireland over the period of the hosting of the G8 Summit in...

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent changes have been introduced in relation to the recruitment of police officers; and what assessment she plans to make of...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish details of all (a) her Department's and (b) its non-departmental public bodies' existing contractual commitments with a...

      Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

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

      Redundancy Pay

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

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the five largest employers in Bassetlaw constituency were in terms of recruitment through the 2012 seasonal agricultural workers scheme.

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the 20 largest employers were in terms of recruitment through the 2012 seasonal agricultural workers scheme.

      Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for which services provided by sexual assault referral centres funding will be transferred from her Department to the NHS National...

      Sexual Offences: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding the Government has allocated since 2010-11 on improving services for people under the age of 18 who are victims of sexual...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she expects performance in each area of permanent migration within the UK Border Agency to be within the agency's service standard by...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost of transferring the functions of UK Border Agency to her Department.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of the cost to the public purse of restructuring the UK Border Agency.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on which dates the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration was (a) consulted about and (b) given final confirmation of the...

      UK Border Agency: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many raids on (a) home addresses and (b) workplaces the UK Border Agency has conducted in (i) Swindon and (ii) the South West in the last...

      Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will implement a campaign to encourage local night-time economies to emulate the best practice recommended by the Purple Flag Award,...

      Violence Against Women and Girls Ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 15 April 2013, Official Report, column 154W, on Violence Against Women and Girls Ministerial Group, what the (a)...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many holding answers her Department provided to written parliamentary questions in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) the first quarter...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Pesticides

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have received regarding possible dangers to human health from contamination of water supplies through the use of the pesticides glyphosate and...

    • Agriculture: Pesticides

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will set out details of the research they are carrying out or have commissioned into the effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on insect pollinators.

      Air Sea Rescue

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which regulatory authority will be responsible for the helicopters and other aircraft to be employed by the civilian contractor to whom the United Kingdom air-sea...

      Air Sea Rescue

      To ask Her Majesty's Government from what date it is proposed that the United Kingdom air-sea rescue task will be transferred to a civilian contractor.

      Air Sea Rescue

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the country of registration of the helicopters and other aircraft to be employed by the civilian contractor to whom the United Kingdom air-sea rescue...

      Alcohol: Rehabilitation Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether individuals involved in (1) the ownership of premises, and (2) the management of companies, who are in receipt of public funding from (a) HM Courts and...

      Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proportion of apprenticeship places that will be for (1) 12 months or less, (2) 12 to 24 months, (3) a minimum of 3 years,...

      Armed Forces: Equipment and Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated value of United Kingdom-owned military equipment and vehicles (1) presently deployed in Afghanistan, and (2) planned to be repatriated to the...

      Armed Forces: Interpreters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they are not granting an automatic right to asylum to all local interpreters working for British forces in Afghanistan.

      Armed Forces: Interpreters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the danger of reprisals against interpreters working for British forces in Afghanistan after the departure of British forces.

      Bangladesh

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial and technical support is available to United Nations agencies and humanitarian organisations providing assistance in Arakan State and for Rohingya...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the forecast cost over the next five years of the announcement in the Budget that tier 1 capital issued by banks will be tax deductible; and why that...

      Banks: European Investment Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have established their desired outcomes from the European Investment Bank's review of its energy sector lending policy; and if so, what are those...

      Banks: Funding for Lending Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to see growth in net lending to small and medium-sized enterprises as a result of the Funding for Lending Scheme.

      Banks: Lending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money was lent to small business by banks in (1) 2010, (2) 2011 and (3) 2012.

      Bees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have received regarding the dangers to bees of the use of neonicotinoid insecticides; and what action they propose to take to protect bee...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the expenditure on welfare benefits was (1) overpaid, (2) underpaid, and (3) unclaimed, in each of the past 10 years.

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for Work and Pensions intends to advertise the availability to the public of short-term benefit advances to help bridge the period between...

      British Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 4 February (WA 4-5), whether they will deduct from future funding grants to the British Council an amount equal...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Human Rights Watch report "All You Can Do is Pray": Crimes Against Humanity and Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to European Union member states about speaking out publicly on progress on Rohingya rights in Burma; what representations they...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Burma about allowing the United Nations special rapporteur on Burma to conduct an independent...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Burma about permitting diplomatic missions in Burma to travel to areas affected by communal violence and...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support reconciliation efforts between the Arakan and Rohingya populations in Arakan State; and what representations they have made...

      Climatic Change: Displaced People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the initiative taken by the Governments of Norway and Switzerland to create an international consortium on how best to help people displaced...

      Courts: Public Interest Immunity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Tankerness on 18 March (WA 95), what criteria they apply when deciding what details of public interest immunity...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Foreign Secretary achieved all the objectives of his recent visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo with Angelina Jolie.

      Developing Countries: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, Lynne Featherstone, on 2 November 2012 (Official...

      Developing Countries: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, Lynne Featherstone, on 2 November 2012 (Official...

      Developing Countries: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for women and girls with disabilities to take advantage of the projects and plans announced by the Secretary of State for International...

      Diego Garcia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 10 April (WA 280), whether they have any knowledge or evidence of Diego Garcia being used for rendition flights...

      Economy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they continue to cite the research of Professors Reinhart and Rogoff in justifying fiscal policy. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Chancellor of...

      Employment: Jobcentre Plus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 10 April (WA 282), when jobcentres were first opened on Sundays.

      Employment: Zero-hours Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their definition of the term "zero-hours contract"; and whether such contracts count as employment for the purposes of referring benefit claimants from job...

      Energy: Wind Turbines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated number of jobs created in the manufacture, construction and installation of the Round 3 offshore wind turbine programme, separated into jobs...

      Fertiliser Plants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is any industrial plant in a populated area in the United Kingdom that poses a risk of explosion similar to that which occurred at the West...

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the rationale and criteria for evaluating alternative sites to Mowden Hall in Darlington for use by the Department for Education.

      Government Departments: Consultants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which Department for Transport officials shown on the department's February 2013 organisation chart also have consultancy contracts with external organisations.

      Government: Ministerial Engagements

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

      Guantanamo Bay: Shaker Aamer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, both verbal and written, they have made to the Government of the United States for the release of Mr Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo Bay.

      Health: Healthwatch England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many proposed local Healthwatch organisations had not been established by 1 April 2013; which areas are affected; and when they expect them to be established.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the estimate of £465 million in savings from the underoccupation housing benefit reduction was modelled; and what assumptions were made about variables...

      Immigration: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to prevent harm to children held indefinitely in immigration detention centres and separated from their parents.

      International Conference on Population and Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which Government officials will attend the forthcoming International Conference on Population and Development Review for Europe in July 2013. To ask Her Majesty's...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the prospect of the release from custody of former leaders of the Baha'i faith in Iran.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what work is conducted by the office of the Quartet in Jerusalem; and what role that office has in preventing violence by Israeli settlers and by Palestinian...

      King Richard III

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is the legal owner of the remains of King Richard III.

      King Richard III

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what process they undertook, and what criteria they applied, in advance of the decision to allow the University of Leicester to determine the burial place of King...

      Lead Shot

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 12 December 2012 (WA 236), whether they still expect to receive by 30 April a report by the Lead Ammunition...

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the consultation document Transforming Legal Aid: Delivering a More Credible and Efficient System, what were the total costs to the legal aid fund...

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the consultation document Transforming Legal Aid: Delivering a More Credible and Efficient System, what analysis they have conducted of the 515...

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the consultation document Transforming Legal Aid: Delivering a More Credible and Efficient System, whether they propose to give the court a...

      Maldives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the Government of the Maldives regarding reports that a 15 year-old girl has been charged with adultery and sentenced to...

      Migration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 25 February (WA 247), whether in their consideration of ways to "reduce the pull factors for migration...

      NHS: Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they adopt in deciding for the purposes of Article 207 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union that negotiation and conclusion of an...

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 14 March (WA 91), whether any North Korean citizens have been granted asylum in the United Kingdom since 2010...

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they held their most recent discussions with the Governments of China and South Korea about recent developments in North Korea; and what conclusions were reached.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their objectives for the meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the United Kingdom international aid budget has been given to the Benazir Income Support Programme since 1 January 2010; and whether that programme has...

      Prisons: Media Access

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 26 March (WA 228), whether they have assessed the impact on prison discipline of recent television programmes...

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether total public sector pay is rising at a faster rate than total private sector pay; and if so, why.

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why Questions for Written Answer HL6126, HL6127 and HL6128, tabled on 11 March and due for answer by 25 March, are still unanswered.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to electrify the Gospel Oak to Barking line; and what are the expected timescales and costs.

      Railways: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase railway capacity to cater for the additional heavy freight expected to be handled by the London gateway port, so as to reduce to a...

      Railways: Rolling Stock

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 10 April (WA 332), what steps they are taking to ensure that sufficient rolling stock is available to...

      Roads: Litter

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will remove the litter to be cleared from the A13 trunk road between the M25 and Dagenham.

      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: National Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all comments on the new national curriculum, out for consultation until 16 April, are thoroughly taken into account for...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have about recent killings in Abyei; whether those killings occurred in close proximity to the United Nations Interim Security Force for...

      Sure Start

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Sure Start centres were in operation in each of the past five years; how many have opened and closed in each of those years; and in which local...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, in conjunction with other Governments, to document the scale and nature of the alleged use of sexual violence as an instrument of war...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the extent of the use of sexual violence as an instrument of war in Syria.

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what resources they are providing, either unilaterally or as part of international action, to ensure that victims of sexual violence in Syria are provided with the...

      Taxation: Avoidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the report of the Public and Commercial Services Union, There is an Alternative: The Case against Cuts in Public Spending, what steps they will...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Nash on 23 April (WA 401-2), why the answers to Questions for Written Answer HL6300 and HL6301 requesting separate...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Turkey about the sentencing of Fazil Say; and what responses they have received to those representations.

      Turks and Caicos

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the warning provided by the Embassy of the United States in the Bahamas to tourists visiting the Turks and Caicos Islands; and...

      UK Border Agency: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 14 March (WA92), what qualifications are needed for each distinct type or level of a UK Border Agency...

      UK Residents: Non-domiciled

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their current estimate of the number of United Kingdom citizens resident outside the United Kingdom.

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