Written answers

Monday, 20 May 2013

  • Scotland

    • Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many officials in his Department have made a claim for evening dress allowance in each of the last five years; and what the total cost of such...

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people in his Department are employed on zero-hours contracts.

      Inflation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the purposes for which his Department uses (a) the retail price index measure of inflation, (b) the consumer price index measure of...

      Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his Department has conducted any polling or surveys since May 2010.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many officials in his Department enrolled in publicly funded training courses in each of the last five years; what the total cost has been of such...

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many officials in his Department claimed reimbursement for travel subsistence expenses in each of the last five years; what the total cost was of...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many apprenticeships were created by her Department in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to tackle the practice of slamming in the broadband industry.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to promote retail competition in the super-fast broadband market.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the regulatory structure of the UK retail super-fast broadband market.

      Clothing

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

      Football: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will commission an investigation into recent trends in football season ticket prices and the effects on consumers of any price rises.

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) BlackBerrys and (d) other pieces of IT equipment were lost or stolen from her...

      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 was paid under the contract in...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of Olympic legacy funding has been spent on (a) sports and (b) the arts; and what proportion remains unspent.

      Public Lending Right

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the transfer of public lending rights functions to the British Library will require primary legislation.

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what information she holds on the charges levied by public libraries for the loan of audio books; and what the income received by each...

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many audio book loans have been recorded in UK public libraries in each year since 2010.

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what steps she is taking to support the continued operation of libraries in deprived areas; and whether the degree of social...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what processes her Department has put in place to (a) monitor, (b) collate cost information on, (c) review and (d) respond to requests...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what the title was of each set of regulations introduced by her Department in each month since May 2010; and which of those...

      Rugby: World Cup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) if she will bring forward legislative proposals to prevent the unauthorised resale of tickets to the Rugby World Cup 2015; (2)...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what (a) her Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies procured from companies based in Scotland of a value in excess of...

      Sports: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with (a) Sport England, (b) UK Sport and (c) other Secretaries of State about the appointment of the new...

      Sports: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recommendations the interview panel chaired by Sir Keith Mills gave on the appointments of the new chairs of (a) UK Sport and (b)...

      Sports: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport by what process the new chair of (a) Sport England and (b) UK Sport was appointed.

      Sports: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recommendation the (a) Minister of State for Sport and Tourism and (b) the Olympics legacy ambassador made about the appointments...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to promote the whole of the UK as a holiday destination to international tourists.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when his Department plans to begin applying the findings of its new biomass emissions calculator.

    • Coal Gasification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make a statement on underground coal gasification technology.

      Energy Efficiency Deployment Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the progress of the Energy Efficiency Deployment Office in delivering its national energy efficiency...

      Energy Efficiency Deployment Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the total cost of the Energy Efficiency Deployment Office has been to date.

      Energy Efficiency Deployment Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many of his Department’s officials work at the Energy Efficiency Deployment Office.

      Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the answer of 14 March 2013, Official Report, column 465, on energy market competition, what assessment his...

      Energy: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the answer of 14 March 2013, Official Report, column 464, on new generating capacity (investment), what evidential...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many off-gas grid installations he expects to be delivered under the renewable heat premium payment.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps the Government are taking to ensure that off-grid customers benefit from fuel efficiency and other assistance programmes...

      Energy: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how much his Department has given in subsidy to RWE Npower in each of the last five years; and to what projects such money was...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many Green Deal assessments took place in (a) Scotland, (b) England and Wales, (c) Wales in (i) January, (ii) February, (iii) March...

      Inflation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will list the purposes for which his Department uses (a) the retail price index measure of inflation, (b) the consumer price...

      Natural Gas: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what assessment he has made of the quantity of coal gas off the coast of North Wales; (2) what public consultation has taken...

      Offshore Industry: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the offshore oil and gas (a) workforce and (b) industry of the draft European Union...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the (a) average and (b) total amount paid in bonuses to staff at his Department was in 2012-13.

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had since 30 January 2013 on the reviewing of the Managing Radioactive...

      Radioactive Waste: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which organisations and stakeholder groups (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have met as part of the review of nuclear waste...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what processes his Department has put in place to (a) monitor, (b) collate cost information on, (c) review and (d) respond to requests...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the title was of each set of regulations introduced by his Department in each month since May 2010; and which of those regulations...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will provide the estimated cost of each regulation introduced by his Department since May 2010; and what the estimated benefits...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the remit of the low carbon communities challenge; and if he will make a statement.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of incentives that will exist for the purchase of renewable energy from independent generators...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the amount of funding provided by (a) wind energy companies and (b) coal or gas companies for community...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which projects are currently prioritised by the Office for Renewable Energy Deployment; what financial support is currently provided...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when the onshore wind call for evidence will be published.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Carbon Monoxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many instances of carbon monoxide poisoning as a result of faulty solid fuel burners there have been in each year since 2010.

    • Change of Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to his statement of 9 May 2013, Official Report, columns 4-6WS, on planning: re-use of buildings, (1) what assessment...

      Change of Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what assessment he has made of the likely effect on pubs of the introduction of a flexible use class to ease temporary...

      Change of Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what timescale he has put in place to assess the effect of the new office to residential permitted development right; (2)...

      Children: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many children in Barnsley Central constituency are currently living in temporary accommodation; and what such figures...

      Fire Stations: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fire stations there were in (a) Birmingham and (b) the west midlands in each year since 2010.

      Fracking: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to publish regulations outlining the circumstances in which an environmental impact assessment is required to...

      Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what discussions he has had with Ministers in the devolved Administrations on best practice in provision of housing for...

      Local Government: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what rules exist regarding the employment of outgoing council employees by private employers with whom their former council has...

      Non-domestic Rates: Hartlepool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will ensure that the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, the hon. Member for Great Yarmouth, provides a formal...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria will be used to determine the proportion of the possible £7,000 a neighbourhood forum will receive towards...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the total cost to a neighbourhood planning forum of drawing up and holding a referendum on...

      Planning Permission: Bassetlaw

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

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what processes his Department has put in place to (a) monitor, (b) collate cost information on, (c) review and (d) respond to...

      Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what assessment he has made of the equality of access available for deaf people whose first language is British Sign...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations he has received from social housing providers on the effect on their budgets of planned welfare reform...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people are currently on a waiting list for social housing in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) South Yorkshire and...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many social housing units there are in England; how many such houses are unoccupied; and what the annual turnover of...

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Licence Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many alcohol licence reviews have taken place due to the premises in question selling non duty paid alcohol in the last three...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Designated Public Places Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many designated public place orders there are in England and Wales.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the effect on businesses of the ban on multi-buy alcohol promotions in Scotland; and if she will...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer from the Leader of the House of 18 April 2013, Official Report, column 503, when she expects her Department's...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what level of risk rating was assigned to Imperial College London by her Department's Animals in Science Regulation Unit during 2012; and if...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will increase the number of inspectors employed within her Department's Animals in Science Regulation Unit; and if she will make a...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will suspend or revoke the establishment licence for Imperial College London to conduct animal research under the Animals (Scientific...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the level of risk rating assigned to Imperial College London by her Department's Animals in Science Regulation Unit has changed in...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will introduce a maximum reporting cap for the activation of the community trigger; and if she will make a statement.

      Clothing

      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 have made a claim for...

      Crime: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) with reference to the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice's adoption of a revised draft resolution on...

      Crime: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) with reference to the Third Report of the Environmental Audit Committee, Session 2012-13, on Wildlife Crime, HC 140, what assessment...

      Crime: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which (a) agencies, (b) Government Departments and (c) groups her Department works with on tackling wildlife crime in the UK.

      Crime: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the prevalence and threat of wildlife crime in the UK; and what steps her Department is taking to tackle it.

      Databases: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the money spent on the Communications Capabilities Development Programme has been paid to service providers under the cost...

      Entry Clearances: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what provision for biometric facilities there is in India for Indian nationals applying for a visa to visit the UK.

      Entry Clearances: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with UK Visas and Immigration on the provision of service for the introduction of the same-day business...

      Entry Clearances: Peru

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people from Peru visited the UK in each of the last three years; how many visa applications from that country were refused; and...

      Entry Clearances: Sports Competitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions her Department has had with sporting bodies regarding the use of Tier 5 visas.

      G4S

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

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the mean average spend using a Government procurement card was per senior civil servant in (a) her Department, (b) the UK Border Agency...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people arrested in each of the last five years were found to be living in the UK illegally.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the process is for obtaining a slot at the Public Enquiry Office at Lunar House for indefinite leave to remain applications.

      Immigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children from each country of origin arrived in the UK unescorted in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012; and how many such children...

      Immigration: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the damages ordered by the European Court of Human Rights to be paid to Mr Ilyas Elmi Hode and Ms Hawa Aden Adbi in its judgement of 6...

      Immigration: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 13 May 2013, Official Report, column 10W, on immigration: married people and in paragraph 18(b), Appendix FM-SE...

      Manchester Airport: Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 26 March 2013, Official Report, column 1021W, on Manchester Airport: immigration controls, for what reasons...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration she has given to removing international students from the migration statistics.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a meeting was held between Ministers of her Department and police and crime commissioners in the week commencing 22 April 2013.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police and community support officers have become police officers in each of the last five years.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which private finance initiative projects relating to her Department have been refinanced in each year since May 2010; what the value is of...

      Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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 in each...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she last met (a) the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Justice and (b) any other Scottish Government Minister; and what was...

      Staff

      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.

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2013, Official Report, column 119W, on telecommunications, which local authorities provided further...

      Training

      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 enrolled in publicly funded...

      Travel

      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 reimbursement for...

      Written Questions

      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...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent assessment he has made of using private credit reference agencies in helping to improve electoral registration rates.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment his Department has made of changes in the number of ground-nesting birds.

    • Coastal Erosion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Coastal Change Pathfinders in helping communities at risk of coastal...

      Environment Protection: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he has taken steps under section 56 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 to publish the Direction issued under...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 11 December 2012, Official Report, columns 257-8W, on flood control, what the planned...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding his Department obtains from (a) the private sector and (b) other sectors for the purposes of flood defence.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will ensure that there is a balance between capital and revenue spend on flood defence measures so that any asset...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which coastal towns have benefited from flood defences under the Coastal Change Pathfinders Scheme; and how much has been...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress he has made towards replacing the Statement of Principles for insurance against flooding.

      Hedgehogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment his Department has made of changes in the hedgehog population in England and Wales in each of the last...

      Inflation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will list the purposes for which his Department uses (a) the retail price index measure of inflation, (b) the consumer...

      Light Bulbs: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of public awareness of appropriate disposal of compact fluorescent light bulbs.

      Light Bulbs: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance has been provided to local authorities regarding the safe disposal of compact fluorescent lightbulbs.

      Marine Management Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he issued a Direction to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) under section 55 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act...

      Natural England: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff are employed by Natural England; and how many such staff are designated as managers.

      Critical Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what contribution his Department is making towards the launch of a new critical resources contribution dashboard.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance his Department issues on the actions that would result in the suspension or removal of a bonus payment to an...

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on subscriptions to academic journals published by (a) Reed-Elsevier, (b) Wiley-Blackwell, (c)...

      Risk Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what definition of the precautionary principle is used by his Department.

  • Wales

    • Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many officials in his Department have made a claim for evening dress allowance in each of the last five years; and what the total cost of such claims...

    • Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what recent representations he has received from Members of the Welsh Assembly in support of the introduction of fire sprinklers in new homes; (2)...

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) BlackBerrys and (d) other pieces of IT equipment were lost or stolen from his Department in (i) 2010-11,...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what processes his Department has put in place to (a) monitor, (b) collate cost information on, (c) review and (d) respond to requests to amend or revoke...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what the title was of each set of regulations introduced by his Department in each month since May 2010; and which of those regulations have been (a)...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many officials in his Department enrolled in publicly-funded training courses in each of the last five years; what the total cost has been of such...

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many officials in his Department claimed reimbursement for travel subsistence expenses in each of the last five years; what the total cost was of such...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he is taking to encourage UK Trade and Investment to co-ordinate its trade promotion activities with the Welsh Government.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Clothing

      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 have made a claim for evening...

    • Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland who the members of the (a) Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland, (b) Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and (c) Parades Commission for...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what processes her Department has put in place to (a) monitor, (b) collate cost information on, (c) review and (d) respond to requests to...

      Training

      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 enrolled in publicly funded...

      Travel

      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 reimbursement for...

  • Leader of the House

    • Scotland

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will list the legislation his Office has sponsored which has devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament and powers within such legislation since 1998.

  • Treasury

    • Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he plans to take to make the operation of banks more transparent; and if he has considered requiring banks to make public details of (a) the...

    • Banks: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government about the creation of a public bank of Wales.

      Bridges: River Thames

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment Infrastructure UK has made of the need for additional crossings of the Thames in East London; (2) what economic analysis has been...

      Clothing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible have made a claim for evening dress...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in his Department are employed on zero hours contracts.

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of whether the UK National Reform Programme is a submission the basis of which falls within the scope of section 5 of the...

      Enterprise Investment Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the merits of providing incentives through the Enterprise Investment Scheme for energy service companies to invest in projects delivering...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what other avenues are available to address losses caused by the actions of financial services companies, where allegations are made in the public domain...

      Financial Services: EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in hearing the UK's case regarding Regulation (EU) No 236/2012; when he...

      Financial Services: EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in hearing the UK's case regarding the European Central Bank's proposed...

      Financial Services: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with his European counterpart on the financial transaction tax.

      Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if HM Revenue and Customs use (a) Atos or (b) any other company for the provision of counter-fraud activities and related services.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has paid into the Green Investment Bank to date.

      Income Tax: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the membership of the three technical groups set up by HM Revenue and Customs to examine consequential issues arising as a result of the...

      Income Tax: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to First Annual Report on the Implementation and Operation of Part 3 (Financial Provisions) of the Scotland Act 2012, what costs have been...

      Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much in foreign bond holdings has been held by the Government in each of the last five years; and how much in UK bonds has been purchased by foreign...

      Personal Savings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average proportion of individuals' after-tax incomes that were put towards savings in each decile of the working population was in each of the last...

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the Institute for Fiscal Studies' report on the projected increase in childhood poverty in the UK up to 2020.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer who the members of the (a) Office for Budget Responsibility and (b) Royal Mint Advisory Committee on the design of coins, medals, seals and decorations were...

      Public Sector: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Note 7.3 of the Whole of Government Accounts: year ended 31 March 2011, if he will provide an update on the latest figures providing the...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the total cost to the (a) public purse and (b) consumer of supporting renewable energy at the target of 20% of total energy...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many telephone enquiries were received by the Statutory Payment Dispute Team in Newcastle in each month since January 2012; how many cases were resolved...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff are employed at the Statutory Payment Dispute Team in Newcastle to (a) answer telephone enquiries in relation to the payment of statutory...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff were employed at the Statutory Payment Dispute Team in Newcastle in each month since January 2012; and if he will make a statement.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff employed at the Statutory Payment Dispute Team in Newcastle were absent from work in each month since January 2012; and if he will make a...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make available an MP hotline to facilitate casework enquiries with the Statutory Payment Dispute Team in Newcastle; and if he will make a statement.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in what circumstances staff at the Statutory Payment Dispute Team in Newcastle can prioritise cases for resolution; and if he will make a statement.

      Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies procured from companies based in Scotland of a value in excess of £25,000 since May...

      Tax Allowances: Video Games

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he plans to take to defend the competitiveness of the UK video game industry in respect of the European Commission scrutiny of tax relief for...

      Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken since May 2010 to combat tax evasion by UK registered companies; what resources have been committed to each such initiative; and how...

      Taxation: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Exchequer has received from the train leasing companies (a) Eversholt Rail, (b) Angel Trains and (c) Porterbrook Rail Finance (i) in total and...

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what revenue accrued to the Exchequer from shipping companies in the tonnage tax scheme in each year since 2000-01.

      Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible enrolled in publicly funded training courses...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Business Interests

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance his Department issues to Government Departments regarding the employment of outgoing civil servants by private employers with whom their...

    • Clothing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible have made a claim for evening dress...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many people in No. 10 Downing street are employed on zero hours contracts; (2) how many people in his Department are employed on zero hours...

      Death: Drugs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many deaths in the UK were attributed to legal highs in each of the last five years.

      Death: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the 10 most frequent causes of death amongst 15 to 30-year-olds were in each of the last 30 years.

      Government Digital Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans he has to make gov.uk's other government digital services IPv6 addressable.

      Employment

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

      Employment: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the total loss to the economy as a result of underemployment in Scotland.

      Fundraising Standards Board

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how his Department scrutinises the Fundraising Standards Board; when a review was last conducted; and what the outcome was of this review.

      Intelligence Services: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the budget of the Single Intelligence Account has been in each of the last 10 years; (2) if he will estimate the projected total budget of...

      Jobseeker’s Allowance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether claimants of jobseeker's allowance (JSA) not currently receiving benefit because they have received a sanction, but otherwise meeting the...

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how much his Department has spent in total on external legal advice (a) between 7 May 2010 and 4 September 2012 and (b) since 4 September 2012;...

      Military Medals Review

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) when the next stage of Sir John Holmes' Military Medals Review will be completed; and if he will make a statement; (2) what timescale has been...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office who the members of the (a) Senior Salaries Review Body, (b) Security Vetting Appeals Panel, (c) House of Lords Appointments Commission, (d) Committee on...

      Sign Language

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what assessment he has made of the equality of access available for deaf people whose first language is British Sign Language in terms of...

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what assessment he has made of the potential risk of losses to the public purse arising from applying the current accounting officer conventions...

      Thromboembolism

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people died as a result of thromboembolism diseases in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011 and (d) 2012.

      Training

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

      Travel

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

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of people live in families in which no one has worked for (a) two generations and (b) three generations.

      Unemployment: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer of 13 May 2013, Official Report, columns 77-78W, on unemployment: coastal areas, what the level of unemployment is in all...

  • Attorney-General

    • Clothing

      To ask the Attorney-General how many officials in (a) the Law Officers' Departments and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which they are responsible have made a claim for evening dress...

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General how many costs have been awarded against the Crown Prosecution Service for disclosure failings in each of the last six years for which figures are available.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General on how many occasions the Crown Prosecution Service applied to the Crown to quash its own indictment in each of the last 10 years.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General whether the Logica tablets used by the Crown Prosecution Service will (a) have to be returned at the end of the contract, (b) be subject to an automatic upgrade and...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General whether the Logica tablets used by the Crown Prosecution Service were originally equipped with DVD players.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General how many (a) Crown Advocates, (b) Crown Prosecutors and (c) Associate Prosecutors were in post in the Crown Prosecution Service in 2012.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General what the cost to the Crown Prosecution Service was of trials rendered ineffective because of court administration errors in each year since 2007.

      Miscarriages of Justice

      To ask the Attorney-General what support his Department makes available to people who are falsely accused of a crime in England and Wales.

      Offenders

      To ask the Attorney-General what proportion of offenders who breached the conditions of their caution were subsequently charged by the Crown Prosecution Service in the fourth quarter of 2012-13.

      Perjury

      To ask the Attorney-General what guidance he gives to police forces and the Crown Prosecution Service on criteria to be met when deciding whether a false accusation could be a prosecutable...

      Police Cautions

      To ask the Attorney-General on how many occasions the Crown Prosecution Service has solicited the views of a victim before issuing a caution instead of a criminal charge in each of the last seven...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many additional hearings have taken place to resolve prosecution disclosure errors; and what the cost to the Crown Prosecution Service was of such hearings in each...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many proceedings against a defendant were stayed due to prosecution disclosure failures in each of the last six years for which figures are available.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General on how many occasions prosecutions ceased because the court ordered all charges to be left to lie on the file in each of the last 10 years.

      Regulation

      To ask the Attorney-General what processes the Law Officers' Departments have put in place to (a) monitor, (b) collate cost information on, (c) review and (d) respond to requests to amend or...

      Regulation

      To ask the Attorney-General what the title was of each set of regulations introduced by the Law Officers' Departments in each month since May 2010; and which of those regulations have been (a)...

      Regulation

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will provide the estimated cost of each regulation introduced by the Law Officers’ Departments since May 2010; and what the estimated benefits of each...

      Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney-General how many (a) convictions, (b) prosecutions, (c) civil settlements and (d) investigations were brought about by the Serious Fraud Office in 2012-13.

      Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney-General whether it falls within the remit of the Serious Fraud Office to investigate allegations of oil-price manipulation by oil companies operating in the UK.

      Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney-General whether the Serious Fraud Office plans to work alongside the European Commission in investigating allegations that oil prices were manipulated by oil companies...

      Travel

      To ask the Attorney-General how many officials in (a) the Law Officers' Departments and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible claimed reimbursement for travel...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions a Reaper UAV has launched a weapon in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the Ministry of Defence personnel who will be deployed to the Afghan National Army Officer Academy to provide training and related support...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will take steps to allow interpreters working for UK armed forces in Afghanistan to settle in the UK.

      Armed Forces: Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 22 April 2013, Official Report, columns 611-13W on armed forces: basic skills, what proportion of candidates in the (a)...

      Armed Forces: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) who has responsibility of determining whether to carry out an internal review or a service inquiry in the case of service personnel killed in...

      Armed Forces: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 12 June 2012, Official Report, column 446W, to the hon. Member for Luton North, on armed forces: domestic violence,...

      Armed Forces: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken to evaluate the effectiveness of the JSP 913 Tri-Service Policy on Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence; and if he will make a...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service family accommodation properties have had a Green Deal assessment to date.

      Armed Forces: Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many allegations of child abuse there were by (a) service personnel and (b) civilian staff against (i) service personnel and (ii) civilian staff...

      Armed Forces: Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference 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: Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 10 April 2013, Official Report, column 1128W, on armed forces: sexual offences, which Department is responsible for...

      Armed Forces: Offences Against Children

      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: Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference 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: 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 service in...

      Armed Forces: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces who started phase 2 training had not reached entry level 3 skills in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

      Armed Forces: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consideration he has given to mandating GCSE training during (a) Phase 1 and (b) Phase 2 training.

      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 with reference to the answer of 22 April 2013, Official Report, columns 619-20W, on armed forces: recruitment, if he will represent the data giving the...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the implications for recruitment to the armed forces of plans to raise the school leaving age to 18; and if he will make a...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many young people have been recruited into each of the armed forces at the age of 16 or 17 in each of the last five years from (a) independent...

      Armed Forces: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 10 April 2013, Official Report, column 1125W, on armed forces: Scotland, what the name is of each of his Department's...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

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

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 10 April 2013, Official Report, columns 1127-30W, on armed forces: sexual offences, what power a commanding officer has to (a)...

      Armed Forces: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people left the armed forces in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

      British Nuclear Test Veterans’ Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has been invited to attend the British Nuclear Test Veterans’ Association Conference in Coventry from 24 to 26 May 2013; and if he will...

      British Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many times submarines have been berthed in Loch Goil as part of testing at the British Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre in each of the...

      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...

      Clothing

      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 have made a claim for evening dress...

      Defence Support Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 24 April 2013, Official Report, column 903W, on Defence Support Group, whether the dividend returns from Defence Support...

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the letter referred to by the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence, in his evidence to the...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has contributed towards expenditure on urgent operational requirements since May 2010.

      Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding (a) his Department and (b) each of the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible has allocated to the London borough of...

      Guided Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK weapon systems currently in service were acquired through the Foreign Military Sales system; how many such systems have conducted testing in...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which company holds the largest contract to provide mobile telephony services to his Department; how much was paid under the contract in the last year...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what guidance his Department issues on the actions that would result in the suspension or removal of a bonus payment to an official in his Department;...

      Pensions: Ministry of Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the percentage that will be deducted from the salaries of members of the (a) Defence Fire and Rescue Service and (b) Ministry of...

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on subscriptions to academic journals published by (a) Reed-Elsevier, (b) Wiley-Blackwell, (c) Springer and (d) any other...

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) 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...

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether he plans to include measures regarding reservists in the Defence Reform Bill announced in the Queen's Speech; (2) whether he plans to...

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the annual cost is of providing veterans of the UK armed forces with concessionary (a) bus fares and (b) train fares; (2) how many veterans...

      Veterans: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many individuals who left the armed forces in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012 found employment lasting (i) less than and (ii) more than six...

      Veterans: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 25 April 2013, Official Report, column 1284W on Employment: veterans, (1) what the size of the sample used in the...

      Veterans: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what routine engagement his Department has with employers on veterans' employment.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the levels of recruitment and retention of women in the Afghan National Police; what discussions...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with representatives of the Afghan Government regarding measures to protect Afghan women human...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with representatives of the Afghan Government with regard to Afghan women participating in all peace...

      Angola

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on trends in (a) greater transparency and (b) democratic accountability in Angola.

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which non-target marine species have been recorded as being caught by the commercial fishery in Ascension Island in (a) each of...

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total tonnage of (a) target fish species and (b) non-target species caught by the commercial fishery in Ascension...

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many vessels were licensed to fish in the waters of Ascension Island in (a) each of the last five years and (b) 2013 to...

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the value of fishing licences sold for use in the waters of Ascension Island was in (a) each of the last five years and (b)...

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the flag state was of each vessel licensed to fish in the waters of Ascension Island in (a) each of the last five years and...

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect on non-target species of the commercial fishery in Ascension Island.

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times foreign commercial fishing vessels have docked at Ascension Island in each of the last five years; and what the...

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many independent observers have recorded target and non-target catch levels in the Ascension Island fishery in (a) each of...

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimates of fish stocks were made for target fish species in the Ascension Island fishery (a) prior to the issuing of...

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on which occasions the British Indian Ocean Territory Administration has intervened or apprehended vessels under suspicion of...

      Crime: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice's adoption of a revised draft resolution on crime...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Cypriot Government on urban development within the UK sovereign base areas since the...

      Fiji

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the UK's investment in public transport in Fiji; and if he will make a statement.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has any plans to extend the UK's claim to a territorial water surrounding Gibraltar from three to 12 nautical miles.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many incursions into British Gibraltar territorial waters there have been over the last six months.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to deter illegal incursions into British Gibraltar territorial waters by Spanish Civil Guard boats.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times the Spanish Ambassador has been summoned to the Foreign Office over the last 12 months in respect of Spanish...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that Spain complies with its obligation under the Cordoba Agreements.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Chief Minister of Gibraltar has been put under pressure by his Department to allow Spanish fishermen to fish...

      Ilois: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he will make an announcement on the future of the Chagos Islands and the future resettlement of the islanders.

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will provide an update on progress made in bringing to justice those responsible for the desecration of British war graves...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the security situation in Libya; and whether such reports affect the right of Libya to...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made in respect of technical assistance to Libya in pursuing its right to hold the trials of Saif...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether it is his policy to support the Libyan state in its right under the principle of complementarity to hold national trials...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will recommend to the United Nations Security Council the exercise of the power to order the deferral of proceedings...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will promote an agreement between Libya and the International Criminal Court (ICC) whereby the ICC can provide technical...

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who the members of the (a) Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, (b) Westminster Foundation for Democracy, (c) British Council,...

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what discussions he has had with the incoming Government of Pakistan on that country’s blasphemy law; (2) what...

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations his Department has received from non-governmental organisations on political freedom in Russia.

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last met (a) the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs and (b) any other Scottish...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies procured from companies based in Scotland of a value in...

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many women attended the conference on Somalia held on 7 May 2013 in London as delegates; what proportion of the total...

      Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) for what reasons the British Ambassador in Madrid has been summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Madrid over the...

      Taiwan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the protocols on UK relations with the Republic of China (Taiwan) recognising that...

      Travel

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

      Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the outcomes of the Friends of Yemen Conference on 7 March 2013 in London.

      Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much and what proportion of funds pledged at each Friends of Yemen Conference have been (a) allocated to projects, (b)...

  • International Development

    • Angola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support her Department provides to economic and democratic development in Angola.

    • CDC

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what safeguards her Department has put in place to ensure the new Commonwealth Development Corporation-managed Impact Fund investments...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many people in her Department are employed on zero hours contracts.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many contracts awarded to private contractors in the last three years required her Department to release funding beyond the...

      Developing Countries: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the compliance of her Department's policies in respect of funding for aid agencies operating in...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of her Department's support for health services has been provided as (a) general budget and (b) sector budget support...

      Developing Countries: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether her Department provides funding to guarantee safe spaces for community organisations' leaders and local communities to meet and...

      EU Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which organisations and individuals are responsible for (a) operating and (b) scrutinising EuropeAid and the European Development Fund;...

      Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) financial and (b) other support the UK has provided to the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria since the...

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what recent discussions she has had on the role of corporate transparency in the UN post-2015 development framework; and if she...

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when she expects the High Level Panel on the Sustainable Development Goals to produce its report.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how her Department channels aid in a way that encourages cross-sector collaboration.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she is taking to improve the integration of her Department's programmes between its Whitehall and in-country offices.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much and what proportion of her Department's overseas development assistance budget has been spent in the UK in each of the last 10...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what policies her Department has in place to ensure (a) the poorest people and (b) women benefit from her Department's private sector...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how her Department's private sector team will spend £17 million on education, health and water and sanitation.

      Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much her Department spent in aid on the payment of private school fees (a) by country and (b) in each year since 2010.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development who the members of the (a) Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and (b) Independent Commission for Aid Impact were on 1 January 2013;...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what the title was of each set of regulations introduced by her Department in each month since May 2010; and which of those...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when she last met (a) the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for External Affairs and International Development and (b) any other...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) her Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies procured from companies based in Scotland of a value in excess of...

      Travel

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

  • Transport

    • A14

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress he has made on alternative approaches to resolving issues along the A14 corridor; and if he will make a statement.

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect of air passenger duty on the UK's tourism, aviation and airport...

      Bridges: River Thames

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to announce the potential locations for the new Lower Thames Crossing; when he plans to launch a consultation; and if he will make a...

      Bridges: River Thames

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much and what proportion of the Lower Thames Crossing has been provided by (a) local authorities, (b) private companies and (c) central Government.

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of progress towards the 2015 and 2020 targets for all buses to be fully accessible to disabled people.

      Bus Services: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether any local authorities have placed a requirement on bus service operators in their area to charge an adult fare only to persons aged 18 years or...

      Bus Services: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will consider the merits of introducing a statutory definition of an adult fare on all bus services.

      Bus Services: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress he has made on introducing smart ticketing for all bus services for young people; and if he will make a statement.

      Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible have made a claim for evening dress...

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he expects the Greater London Authority to raise the £4.1 billion towards its agreed contribution for the total cost of Crossrail from a...

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the funding for Crossrail rolling stock to be met by the Government will be secured through the UK Guarantees scheme.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects the Government to issue a cross-departmental cycling action plan; and if he will make a statement.

      Driving: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to publish his young drivers Green Paper.

      Driving: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representatives of young people were present at the March 2013 summit for the motor industry hosted by his Department.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much and what proportion of the funding for the Hitchin Flyover and North Doncaster Chord on the East Coast Main Line has been contributed by (a)...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress has been made on the (a) Hitchin Flyover and (b) North Doncaster Chord on the East Coast Main Line.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people have received the maximum discount on the cost of a new (a) car and (b) van as a result of the Government's Plugged-in Places scheme.

      Felixstowe Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress has been made on the construction of Felixstowe South; and if he will make a statement.

      Gatwick Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much and what proportion of the cost of the Gatwick capital investment programme has been contributed by (a) local authorities, (b) private...

      Gatwick Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress has been made on the Gatwick Capital Investment Programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Great Western Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much train operating companies will provide towards the £704 million for electrification of the Great Western Main Line between Cardiff,...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much and what proportion of the cost of the Heathrow capital investment programme has been contributed by (a) local authorities, (b) private...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress has been made on Heathrow terminal 2A; and whether the system installation has been completed.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress has been made on the Heathrow capital investment programme; and if he will make a statement.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of High Speed 2 on forests and woodland. [R]

      King’s Cross Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress has been made on the King's Cross station improvements; and if he will make a statement.

      London Gateway Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what progress has been made on the construction of London Gateway; and if he will make a statement; (2) when he expects the first quayside...

      Motorways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) at what stage of construction the M1 junctions 10 to 13 project has reached; and when he expects the project to be completed; (2) at what stage...

      Northern Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress has been made on the Northern line extension to Battersea; and how much and what proportion of the funding of the project has been...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress has been made on the Northern rail connectivity scheme from Liverpool to Newcastle including the Northern Hub; and if he will make...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of rail track will have been electrified by 2015; and what timetable he has set for rail electrification projects.

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what stage of construction the Ordsall Chord element of the Northern Hub has reached; and how much and what proportion of the funding of the project...

      Railways: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much and what proportion of the funding for the Oxford to Bicester rail improvement scheme has been contributed by (a) local authorities, (b)...

      Railways: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress has been made on the construction of the Oxford to Bicester rail improvement scheme.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made on smart rail ticketing in London and the south-east; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what communications have taken place between his Department and the operators of (a) Thameslink, (b) TransPennine, (c) South Western, (d) Northern, (e)...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which train operating companies have been given permission by his Department to close ticket offices since May 2010; and in respect of which stations...

      Reading Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress has been made on the Reading station area redevelopment programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of people who were killed or seriously injured in road accidents in 2011 were involved in a collision where at least one driver was...

      Roads: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many street lights, which had been switched off by a local authority, have been turned back on following (a) a coroner's report and (b)...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what extra financial help his Department is making available to local authorities to help clear potholes.

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which local authorities have implemented 20 miles per hour speed limit zones.

      Thameslink Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress he has made on the Thameslink rolling stock contract; and if he will make a statement.

      Thameslink Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by what date he expects the upgrade of Thameslink rail to be fully operational.

      Training

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

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what progress has been made on his Department's Investment in Local Major Transport schemes package published in January 2012; and what stage of...

      Transport: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of the affordability of transport for people aged 16 to 18 who are (a) apprentices and (b) in full-time education;...

      Transport: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress he has made on delivering discounted travel to all persons aged 18 years and under.

      Travel

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

  • Work and Pensions

    • Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of his Department’s counter-fraud activities.

    • Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether (a) his Department or (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible or any of its agencies and (c) his...

      Separated Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to help separated parents work together in the best interests of their children.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the implementation of the personal independence payment to date.

      State Pension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which groups will benefit from the reforms to the state pension planned for 2016.

      Universal Credit Pathfinder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the introduction of the universal credit pathfinder.

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 7 March 2013, Official Report, column 198W on children: maintenance, what plans he has to ensure that parents...

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of Child Support Agency (CSA) assessed cases with a positive liability, excluding maintenance direct cases, have been fully...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in his Department are employed on zero-hours contracts.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent progress he has made on reducing fuel poverty.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects of eviction on the (a) education and (b) emotional stability of children.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what provision is made in housing benefit regulations to cover the situation in which a household member is absent for part of the year in...

      New Enterprise Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress he has made on the introduction of the new enterprise allowance in (a) England and (b) Northamptonshire.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the introduction of the benefit cap.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of sanctions that have been placed on (a) employment and support allowance and (b) jobseeker's...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received from (a) employment and support allowance and (b) jobseeker's allowance claimants who have not attended...

      Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential implications for the benefits system of the effects of sodium valproate on (a) the women who took...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people in receipt of the state pension who contracted out of additional elements are now worse off...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish an updated version of his Department's paper, “State Pension entitlements derived from a current or former spouse's or...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of women nearing state pension age who will be financially disadvantaged by the introduction of the...

      Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on how many occasions his Department has been rebuked by the chair of the UK Statistics Authority for misusing statistics since May 2010.

      Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the letter sent to him from the chair of the UK Statistics Authority, dated 9 May 2013, whether he plans any changes to his...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the International Labour Organization report published on 8 May 2013 on the societal implications of the failure...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department has taken to recognise the situation of self-employed people and the unpredictable flow of income such people may...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many universal credit staff ambassadors are working with Ashton-under-Lyne Jobcentre Plus to assist with the introduction of universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on external consultants for the universal credit project, in addition to spending on the universal credit IT...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which external consultants have worked on the universal credit project, other than on the universal credit IT system, since May 2010.

      Winter Fuel Payments: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households are in receipt of winter fuel allowance in each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of payments by results in the context of the Work programme; and whether it will continue.

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients waited four hours or more in accident and emergency departments in (a) each London hospital trust and (b) all such trusts in (i)...

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Bassetlaw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients in Bassetlaw constituency have had to wait more than four hours before being treated at an accident and emergency facility in the latest...

      Broadmoor Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of whether the number of beds proposed under the redevelopment of Broadmoor hospital is consistent with (a) reductions...

      Broadmoor Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the reasons are for the length of time taken to develop the business case for the redevelopment of Broadmoor hospital; (2) on what date the...

      Broadmoor Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of whether the number of beds proposed under the redevelopment of Broadmoor hospital is consistent with (a) reductions in...

      Broadmoor Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to evaluate alternative proposals to the redevelopment of Broadmoor hospital to meet the need for a highly secure service.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people accessing specialised cancer services have a positive experience of care.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether financial incentives will be attached to the Clinical Commissioning Group Outcome Indicator Set to reward the high quality commissioning of services.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how he will incentivise clinical commissioning groups to work in collaboration with cancer strategic clinical networks.

      Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible have made a claim for evening dress...

      Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will commission research on the effectiveness of investment made in the availability of defibrillators in (a) Vancouver, (b) Stavanger and (c) other...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that those needing NHS dentistry do not resort to home remedies.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the NHS of treating patients who have complications arising from dentistry home remedies.

      Dermatology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer to Baroness Masham of Ilton of 10 April 2013, Official Report, House of Lords, column 291W, if he will request NHS England to...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued to clinical commissioning groups for diabetes screening for GPs.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to issue quality and outcome framework targets to GPs for diabetes screening.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the cost to his Department of rebranding NHS Diabetes to NHS Improving Quality.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on the treatment of diabetes in (a) Hounslow, (b) London and (c) England in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of (a) men and (b) women who have been diagnosed with diabetes in (i) Hounslow, (ii) London and (iii) England.

      Eating Disorders: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to promote positive body image amongst young people.

      General Practitioners: Bassetlaw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions GP out-of-hours services in Bassetlaw constituency had fewer than the contracted number of GPs available in each month of (a) 2012...

      Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on public awareness campaigns directed at (a) smoking, (b) alcohol, (c) obesity and (d) drugs in each of the last five years.

      Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on public awareness campaigns in each of the last five years; and how much it intends to spend on public awareness...

      Health Education: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to increase public awareness of the dangers of new psychoactive substances.

      Health Services: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he last met (a) the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing and (b) any other Scottish Government Minister; and what was...

      Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will take steps to reduce any inequality in the public health funding settlement for 2014-15; (2) what calculations his Department used to...

      Hospitals: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were cancelled (a) by each London hospital trust and (b) in total in London in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13; and if he...

      Human Papillomavirus: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what information his Department holds on when all women in (a) Mid Sussex and (b) West Sussex attending for their cervical screen will be tested for...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what consideration he has given to proposals on how innovative approaches to the secure mental health pathway will affect future demand for bed...

      Mental Illness: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to reduce psychological damage caused by high levels of household debt; (2) if he will meet representatives of...

      Museum of Liverpool Life

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to support the work of the Museum of Liverpool's House of Memories project.

      NHS 111

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what NHS England’s role in oversight of the 111 service is; who the senior responsible owner of the 111 service is; and who the accounting officer...

      NHS: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his Department launched the new website for NHS Improving Quality; and how many hits it has received since its launch.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS reconfiguration proposals have been referred to him or his predecessor since May 2010; what proportion this represents of all...

      North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he holds on the number of never events that took place during surgical episodes at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust in each...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many registered nurses worked for (a) each London hospital trust and (b) in all such trusts in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13; and if he...

      Obesity and Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health last met Dr Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions have taken place between his Department and the Welsh Government on arrangements for organ donation following the introduction of...

      Osteoporosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on the treatment of osteoporosis in (a) Hounslow, (b) London and (c) England in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12...

      Psoriasis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what resources he is making available to train general practitioners and other health professionals to implement (a) NICE guidelines on Psoriasis...

      Radon Gas: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 23 January 2013, Official Report, column 361W, on radon gas: health hazards, whether the Health Protection Agency or its...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies procured from companies based in Scotland of a value in excess of £25,000 since...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to his Department’s analysis of public expenditure on care and support by wealth quintile of care users (2012-13 prices); if he will...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to his statement of 11 February 2013, Official Report, column 593, on social care funding, if he will publish the evidential basis for his...

      Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment his Department has made of the potential effectiveness of a point of care test for group B streptococcus carriage in maternity...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible enrolled in publicly funded training...

      Travel

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

      Vitamin D

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on the treatment of vitamin D deficiency in (a) Hounslow, (b) London and (c) England in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii)...

  • Education

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the National Apprenticeship service website as a tool for young people to find apprenticeships...

    • Children in Care: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children under 18 years old have died while in care of local authorities in the last 10 years in each local authority area; and if he will...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has received representations from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in support of the relaxation of childcare ratios.

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the accuracy and effectiveness of the statistics used for measuring child poverty in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the likelihood of meeting the child poverty targets set out in the Child Poverty Act 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what steps he is taking to integrate child protection and child sexual exploitation awareness into the school curriculum; and if he will make a...

      Children’s Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what estimate he has made of the total number of children's centres; (2) how many children's centres there were in each local authority area on...

      Clothing

      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 have made a claim for evening dress...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people in his Department are employed on zero hours contracts.

      Education: Bassetlaw

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

      E-mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he still uses the Mrs Blurt email account to send and receive emails for the purpose of official Government business; and if he will make a...

      English Language: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to support the provision of English language tuition and other educational support for the children of migrant families prior...

      First Aid: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will commission research on the effectiveness of the introduction of mandatory teaching of CPR skills in the school curriculum in (a) France, (b)...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will bring forward proposals to ensure that children of recipients of universal credit are automatically (a) entitled to and (b) provided with...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether students attending university technical colleges will be eligible for free school meals.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what legislative or other powers he has to override the position of a local authority that objects to an education funding agency proposal for a new...

      Free Schools: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will prevent the proposal to build a new free school site on a playing field used by Cardinal Newman Catholic School, Brighton and Hove Sixth...

      Inflation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will list the purposes for which his Department uses (a) the retail price index measure of inflation, (b) the consumer price index measure of...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department issues on the actions that would result in the suspension or removal of a bonus payment to an official in his Department;...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children and young people were (a) permanently excluded and (b) temporarily excluded from schools in (i) Barnsley Central constituency, (ii)...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on what date he plans to publish his Department’s guidance note on the use of pupil premium for learning outside the classroom.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department makes available to primary schools to build eco-friendly buildings.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to paragraph 18 of the Framework for the inspection of local authority arrangements for supporting school improvement, what criteria he...

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the need to update any statutory guidance given to local authorities regarding transport for 16 to 25 year olds with...

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education by what date local authorities need to produce their transport policy statement for students of sixth form age for the 2013-14 academic year.

      Secondary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children in (a) England and (b) Harlow constituency secured places at (i) their first choice and (ii) one of their top three choices...

      Secondary Education: Kingston Upon Thames

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what timetable he has set for his Department to come to a decision on funding for a secondary free school in North Kingston.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) whether visually-impaired children with special educational needs will be entitled to (a) an education, health and care plan and (b) specialist...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take to ensure that waiting times for education, health and care plans are shorter than those for the current statements of...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education who the members of the (a) School Teachers' Review Body, (b) Office of the Children's Commissioner and (c) Children and Family Court Advisory and...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to implement the conclusions of Great teachers: attracting, training and retaining the best: Government response to the...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received on performance related pay for teachers.

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the answer of 24 April 2013, Official Report, column 966W, on teachers: qualifications, how many teachers in secondary schools are...

      Training

      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 enrolled in publicly-funded training...

      Transport: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much each local authority spent in fulfilling the statutory duties in respect of home school travel arrangements for young people aged up to 16...

      Young People: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of people of school and college age had one or more psychological conditions in each of the last 30 years; and what assessment he has...

  • Justice

    • Bill of Rights Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which people and organisations the (a) Chairman and (b) Secretary of the Commission on a Bill of Rights have met to discuss the Commission’s work...

    • Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions the Crown Prosecution Service has advised the police to dispose of an offence via a community resolution order instead of charging...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to publish the research on non-payment of employment tribunal awards referred to in paragraph 103 of the Government response to Mr...

      Fireworks: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many fixed penalties were issued relating to the misuse of fireworks in (a) Bassetlaw constituency, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) Nottinghamshire in...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether, within the consultation on reform of criminal legal aid, any consideration has been given to how a service based on geographical areas might...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which providers have been chosen to deliver the (a) Standard Crime, (b) Standard Civil, (c) Family and (d) Community Legal Advice legal aid contract in...

      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 received criminal legal aid payments in (a) Alyn and Deeside constituency and (b) north Wales in each of the last three years.

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many licence breaches there were in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

      Prisoner Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what reasons were recorded for the transfer of prisoners out of each prison establishment in England and Wales in each year from 2008 to 2012; (2)...

      Prisoners: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners are in the same prison as other members of their family.

      Prisoners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of prisoners have been sectioned in each of the last five years.

      Prisons: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many hours of counselling are paid for annually from the public purse for prisoners.

      Prisons: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 15 April 2013, Official Report, column 114W, on Prisons: Visits, what the cost to the public purse was of facilitating...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many of those released from prison on licence that were (a) low risk, (b) medium risk and (c) high risk committed criminal offences while on...

      Sentencing: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when the costs and damages ordered by the European Court of Human Rights to be paid to Mr William Beggs in its judgment of 6 November 2012 were paid.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which countries have received official UK Government invitations to the Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition...

    • Clothing

      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 have made a claim...

      Community Development Finance Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the potential for community development finance institutions to (a) lend to businesses and...

      Construction Industry Training Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many small and medium-sized construction enterprises are paying levies to the Construction Industry Training Board.

      Construction Industry Training Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when the thresholds for payments to be made by small and medium-sized construction enterprises to the Construction Industry...

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of payday loans made in (a) total and (b) in each region in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and...

      Export Credit Guarantees: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to strengthen international environmental standards relevant to UK Export Finance to include limits on...

      Exports: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UK Trade and Investment export trips were made from the North East to (a) the European Union and (b) Eastern Europe; and...

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to his Department's press notice of 9 May 2013, on inward investment and the London 2012 Olympics, how much of the...

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to his Department's press notice of 9 May 2013, on inward investment and the London 2012 Olympics, how many of the...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if (a) his Department, (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible and (c) his Department's executive...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will consider increasing investment in tertiary education to bring it in line with the Organisation for Economic...

      Green Economy Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many meetings of the Green Economy Council have been held since February 2011; what proposals and recommendations it has...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps the Government are taking to ensure the international competitiveness of UK universities.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will consider increasing investment in innovative research and development in UK universities to bring it in line with the...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to reverse the decline in applications to universities in England and Wales by students from India and...

      Higher Education: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps the Government are taking to promote gender equality between academics in UK universities.

      Higher Education: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much research and development funding universities in Wales received from central Government in the last year for which...

      Insurance Companies: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what steps he is taking to encourage insurance companies to sign up to the prompt payment code; (2) what assessment he has...

      Iron and Steel: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the management of Tata Steel on the continuing operation of research and development...

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on external legal advice (a) between 7 May 2010 and 4 September 2012 and (b) since 4 September 2012.

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent in total on external legal advice from QCs (a) between 7 May 2010 and 4 September 2012 and (b)...

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the highest day rate paid for external legal advice by his Department is since 7 May 2010.

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the top 20 highest amounts paid for external legal advice by his Department were in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012; to whom...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking with the automotive industry to promote the UK as the best location for research, development and...

      Patents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many patents have been registered in the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Pay: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in Liverpool are currently paying the living wage and above; and if he will take steps to introduce a...

      Regeneration: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what amount of funding was spent by the North West Development Agency on regeneration in Blackpool, Southport and Morecambe; and...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what processes his Department has put in place to (a) monitor, (b) collate cost information on, (c) review and (d) respond to...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what the title was of each set of regulations introduced by his Department in each month since May 2010; and which of those...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to his Department's announcement of 26 March 2013 of £31 million of funding for new nuclear technology, what...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the size of the global renewables market; what steps he is taking to develop long-term...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what analysis he has made of the economic benefits of improving the UK’s supply chain capabilities for (a) onshore wind,...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has carried out a review of the research and development landscape in the UK for renewable energy technologies; and if...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will publish a renewables industry vision statement to allow UK industry to present its ambitions over the next 40 years;...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what consideration he has given to the establishment of a renewables research and development advisory board; and if he will make...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will develop research and development roadmaps for renewable energy technologies to ensure the UK is able to make informed...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies procured from companies based in Scotland of a value in excess...

      Student Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 13 May 2013, Official Report, column 73W, on fraud-error and debt, what estimate he has made of the...

      Training

      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 enrolled in...

      Travel

      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...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will consider subjecting the export of components of unmanned aerial vehicles to strategic export controls.

  • House of Lords

    • Autism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish details of the content and timings of the review of the adult autism strategy.

    • BBC: News

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the BBC regarding the neutrality of its news coverage.

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to the United Nations intervention brigade in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

      Disabled People: Mortality Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities, and in particular to the report's recommendation...

      EU: Court of Justice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the request for additional Advocates-General from the President of the Court of Justice of the European Union, when they expect to seek the approval of...

      First World War: Commemoration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to involve the Church of England and other churches and faith communities in their plans to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the...

      First World War: Commemoration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to including representatives of the Government of Germany in their plans to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of...

      Flooding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 22 April (WA 372), whether it is their intention that any works recommended at the meeting of the Wessex...

      Food: Advertising

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to protect children against online marketing by food companies using internet games and advertising strategies banned from children's...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of children killed in Gaza in 2012.

      Government Departments: Fax Machines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many fax machines with dedicated phone lines are in use at the Department of Health; and what is the total cost of fax machine line rentals, maintenance,...

      Health: Adult Social Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the size of the financial transfers (in constant prices) that NHS England plans to make from its budget to fund adult social care in financial years...

      Health: Cardiology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurred in (1) England, (2) Wales, and (3) Scotland, in the last year for which figures are available; what were the...

      Health: Cardiology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they provide incentives to provide public access defibrillators and defibrillator training.

      Health: Defibrillators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider imposing a statutory duty to include public access defibrillators in building regulations for new public buildings.

      Healthcare: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 10 April (WA 302-4), whether they will revalue the average pensioner healthcare cost charged by the United Kingdom...

      Healthcare: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 10 April (WA 302-4), how the £196,692,000 paid to France for actual pensioner healthcare costs in 2011 of...

      Healthcare: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 10 April (WA 302-4), from which European Economic Area countries the 2,054 state pensioners resident in the United...

      HMS "Victory"

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 27 March (WA 246), whether they will disclose the key management principles formulated by the Advisory...

      Housing: Council Houses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the 1.84 million households on the council housing waiting list in England have been resident in the United Kingdom for less than (1) two years,...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the social and economic impact on European Economic Area nationals entering or remaining in the United Kingdom under the family...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the number of children prosecuted in military courts in Israel in March 2013, (2) the number of children aged 12 to 15 so...

      Local Authorities: Assets of Community Value

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many rejected nominations of land for inclusion on each local authority's list of assets of community value in (1) Merseyside, (2) the north-west of England,...

      Local Authorities: Assets of Community Value

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they have taken (1) to fund, (2) to implement, and (3) to promote, (a) the community right (i) to bid, and (ii) to challenge mechanisms, and (b) each...

      Local Government: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the statement from the Local Government Association on 9 May that a further 10% cut in local government funding in 2015-16 would result...

      Military Covenant Reference Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who are the members of the Military Covenant Reference Group. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the distribution so far of the funds allocated to the...

      NHS: Patient Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether NHS services and treatments administered at a direct cost to the patient, including corrective surgery and mandatory tests for sufferers of lung diseases...

      Northern Ireland: Corporal Derek Wood and Corporal David Howes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 23 April (WA 410-11), whether Corporal Derek Wood and Corporal David Howes were off duty on 16 March 1988.

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will hold discussions with the incoming Government of Pakistan regarding that country's stance on religious freedom.

      Racial Economic Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 22 October (WA40), when they intend to publish the findings of their review into the barriers preventing black...

      Schools: Community Cohesion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they monitor school governors' responsibility for promoting community cohesion and combating racist bullying; and what have been the results of that monitoring.

      Schools: Free Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what further consultation they plan to undertake with local parents and residents before approval is given for a new Free School on the Brighton, Hove and Sussex...

      Schools: Free Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they informed Brighton and Hove City Council of their intention to acquire the playing fields used by Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College as a site...

      Schools: Free Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Department for Education took to ensure that Brighton and Hove City Council were informed of steps to acquire the playing fields used by Brighton,...

      Schools: Free Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what response they received from Brighton and Hove City Council to their decision to acquire the playing fields used by Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form...

      Schools: Free Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to consult on the plan to acquire part of the playing fields used by Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College for a Free School; and what...

      Schools: Geography

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the inclusion of climate change studies in geography lessons in schools.

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will monitor progress to reduce the prevalence of adult smoking in England to ensure that 210,000 smokers quit each year until 2015, as set out in Healthy...

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Quality Standard on Smoking Cessation will be published.

      Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the statement in April 2013 by the International Young Democrat Union on recent political developments in Ukraine.

      Water Management: Sewage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when in the last 12 months there have been accidental sewage spillages into the River Thames from the Little Marlow sewage treatment works. To ask Her Majesty's...

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