Written answers

Monday, 3 June 2013

  • Leader of the House

    • Travel

      To ask the Leader of the House (1) what his Office's budget for ministerial travel for (a) the Government Car Service, (b) private hire vehicles, (c) taxis, (d) rail, (e) aviation and (f) other...

  • Attorney-General

    • Alternatives to Prosecution

      To ask the Attorney-General on how many occasions the Crown Prosecution Service has advised the police not to charge but to issue a caution or other out-of-court disposal instead in cases of (a)...

    • Copyright: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many successful prosecutions have been brought against individuals who have stripped copyright metadata and other information which identifies a copyright holder...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General how many cases were classed by the Crown Prosecution Service as late returns in each of the last seven years.

      Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Attorney-General on how many occasions the Crown Prosecution Service has recommended a penalty for disorder notice instead of a criminal charge or caution in respect of (a) criminal...

      Human Trafficking and Forced Labour

      To ask the Attorney-General what steps the Director of Public Prosecutions is taking to raise awareness amongst prosecutors on how to recognise cases of forced labour and human trafficking; and...

      Ict

      To ask the Attorney-General how many (a) computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) BlackBerrys and (d) other pieces of IT equipment were lost or stolen from the Law Officers' Departments in (i)...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General on how many occasions in each category of offences the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to charge on grounds that the case did not meet the evidential test of the...

      Shoplifting: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many cases of shoplifting were prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service in each of the last six years; and how many of those cases related to shoplifting of...

      Shoplifting: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will make an assessment of the likely effect on the volume of shoplifting cases that will still be handled by the Crown Prosecution Service of the Government's...

      Stalking: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General what training lawyers in the Crown Prosecution Service have recently received on charging and prosecuting the offence of stalking.

      Witnesses

      To ask the Attorney-General what special measures the Crown Prosecution Service prosecutors offer to vulnerable witnesses to support them in giving evidence.

      Witnesses

      To ask the Attorney-General how many children under (a) 12 years old, (b) 15 years old and (c) 17 years old appeared as witnesses in Crown court trials in the last three years.

      Witnesses

      To ask the Attorney-General how many children under (a) 12-years-old, (b) 15-years-old and (c) 17-years-old have appeared as witnesses in trials relating to sexual violence and abuse in the last...

  • Wales

    • Out of Area Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many patients registered with GPs in Wales are normally resident in (a) Herefordshire and (b) England.

    • Out of Area Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what negotiations he has had with the Welsh Government regarding the 2013 Protocol for Cross-Border Healthcare Services.

      Personnel Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many officials in his Department were employed in human resources functions in each of the last five years; at what grades such staff were employed;...

  • Scotland

    • Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many (a) computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) BlackBerrys and (d) other pieces of IT equipment were lost or stolen in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and...

    • Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many businesses in Scotland have entered bankruptcy in each of the last three years.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether (a) he or (b) Ministers in his Department have undertaken media training since May 2010; and what the cost to the public purse was of any such...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent representations her Department has made to the European Commission about the ring fencing of airport slots for regional destinations.

    • G8: County Fermanagh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment she has made of planned security arrangements for the forthcoming G8 summit in Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement.

      G8: County Fermanagh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions she has had with police forces in Great Britain about security for the G8 Summit in Fermanagh in June 2013.

      G8: County Fermanagh

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

      Personnel Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many officials in her Department were employed in human resources functions in each of the last five years; at what grades such staff were...

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what her Department's budget for ministerial travel for (a) the Government Car Service, (b) private hire vehicles, (c) taxis, (d) rail, (e)...

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much her Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) Government Car Service, (b) private hire vehicles, (c) taxis, (d) rail, (e) aviation...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on the promotion of jobs and growth in the agricultural sector; and if he will take steps to ensure that...

    • Agriculture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will publish details of expenditure under the Support and develop British farming programme identified in his...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect on UK farmers of the EU's decision to transfer agriculture payments from Pillar 1...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what specific steps the Government is taking to reduce air pollution in areas with high-pollution readings.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of emissions of particulates from (a) biomass combustion and (b) road...

      Animal Welfare: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the animal welfare standards in other EU member states in connection with the rearing...

      Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of the indigenous bee population.

      Bees: Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what additional work he has recently commissioned into the effects of the neonicotinoids pesticides (a) clothianidin, (b)...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with EU counterparts on the European Commission's proposal to cap the amount of biofuels produced...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how he plans to monitor (a) uptake of and (b) compliance with proposals for the voluntary risk-based trading scheme.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the capacity of feral cats to act as a reservoir for bovine tuberculosis.

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total running costs were for each building used, owned or rented in central London by his Department, its agencies...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people in his Department are employed on zero-hours contracts.

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many Countryside Stewardship Scheme agreements providing permissive public access have been put in place since the...

      Enfield

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

      Environmental Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how much funding for agreements providing permissive public access has been provided under the Environmental...

      Exports: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much and what proportion of all UK exports went to the EU or a country with which the EU has a free trade deal in each of...

      Farmers: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to reduce paperwork and bureaucracy for farmers.

      Flood Control

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

      Flood Control: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 22 April 2013, Official Report, column 606W, on flood control, if he will publish details of...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure that areas of the country do not become uninsurable because of persistent...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which (a) officials and (b) Ministers in his Department comprise the team conducting the strategic review into the food chain...

      Food: Festivals and Special Occasions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department has spent supporting food festivals in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland...

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department has spent on helping UK food producers obtain EU protected food status for each of the last three years.

      Food: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of the UK's food requirement was produced within the UK in the years (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012. [R]

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has made to implement the commitment to increase the amount of woodland cover made in his recent statement on...

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Wheat

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

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Wheat

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

      Horsemeat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information the Food Standards Agency has received from food safety authorities in France and elsewhere in Europe in...

      Horse Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government are taking to improve the horse passport system and bring it into line with the cattle passport system.

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) BlackBerrys and (d) other pieces of IT equipment were lost or stolen from...

      Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what new measures the Government are going to take to ensure that the transfer of information between vets and the ability to...

      Moths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment he has made of the reduction in the number of moths in the environment and the potential harm this may...

      Phenylbutazone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 25 March 2013, Official Report, columns 897-8W, on phenylbutazone, what the outcome was of...

      Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to implement the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 in its procurement procedures;...

      Reservoirs: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether his Department has any plans to review Yorkshire Water's proposals for the Butterley Reservoir Spillway,...

      Rural Areas: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage growth in the rural economy.

      Schmallenberg Virus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the cost of the Schmallenberg vaccine to UK farmers.

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 8 November 2012, Official Report, column 685W, on school milk, what assessment he has made of...

      Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will assess the case for changes in the laws regulating slaughterhouses and abattoirs in light of recent widespread...

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his Department's budget for ministerial travel for (a) the Government Car Service, (b) private hire vehicles, (c) taxis,...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will list the legislation his Department has sponsored which has devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament and powers...

  • Prime Minister

    • Lord Feldman of Elstree

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) whether Lord Feldman of Elstree is classified as a Government special adviser; and whether he has been subjected to (a) all forms of personnel security control,...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Lobbying

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister with reference to the answer of 26 March 2013, Official Report, column 1057W, on lobbying, whether he has any plans to meet with interested parties before...

    • Lobbying

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the regulatory impact of a statutory register of lobbyists on (a) multi-client agencies and (b) other businesses.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to support the arts sector to make an increased contribution to the economy.

    • BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will hold discussions with the BBC Trust to ensure that the implementation of Delivering Quality First is in line with the BBC...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to achieve EU broadband targets.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress she has made in ensuring that all mobile network operators are signed up to the Broadband Stakeholder Group Open Internet...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will publish a timeline by which all mobile network operators must sign up to the Broadband Stakeholder Group Open Internet Code...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the independent assurance review of BDUK rural broadband contracts conducted by Grant Thorton identified differences in (a)...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress she has made on rolling out rural broadband (a) through hard wired connections and (b) via satellite; and if she will make...

      Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost to the public purse was of fees paid to Ms Carine Patry Hoskins in her capacity as junior counsel to the Leveson inquiry...

      Heritage Lottery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Heritage Lottery funding was allocated to each of the principal seaside towns in England in each of the last 15 years.

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress she has made on ensuring that internet operators and internet service providers sign up to the Government’s Open...

      Newspaper Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what (a) representations she has received and (b) discussions she has had on the No More Page 3 campaign.

      Press: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the timescale and process is for the Privy Council to consider the cross-party Royal Charter on press regulation; and if she will...

      Royal Shakespeare Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what assessment she has made of the economic contribution of the Royal Shakespeare Company; (2) what assessment she has made of...

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what process she plans to put in place for the appointment of a new Permanent Secretary for her Department.

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the announcement of the departure of her Department's Permanent Secretary, when she expects her successor to be appointed.

      Television: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the level of compliance of television broadcasters in respect of their obligations on the subtitling of...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will estimate the net savings to her Department in the event that the free TV licence for over 75s were to be withdrawn from...

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the total number of hours spent by children and young people playing video games in each of the last 10 years.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Portas Pilots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of progress made by the Portas pilots and their effect on high streets.

    • Business Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to speed up the planning process for converting unused office buildings into affordable homes.

      Disabled Facilities Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many Disabled Facilities Grant applications per household were approved in each local authority in England in the last three...

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) which agencies supply staff working in his Department; (2) if he will ask all agencies supplying staff to his Department...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on effective engagement with third sector organisations to ensure the...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the level of local authority engagement with food bank providers in order to increase coverage...

      Fracking: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will consult on new planning guidance in respect of fracking.

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) BlackBerrys and (d) other pieces of IT equipment were lost or stolen from his...

      Land and Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on how many occasions each local authority in England has sought a Section 215 notice under the Town and Country Planning Act...

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the highest day rate paid for external legal advice has been by his Department since 7 May 2010.

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on external legal advice from Queen's Counsels (a) between 7 May 2010 and 4 September 2012 and...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the spending power per head for (a) Herefordshire, (b) Shropshire, (c) Cheshire West and Chester, (d) Cornwall, (e)...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average spending power per head for English councils (a) in total and (b) in total without fire authority...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many housing purchases using the Help to Buy Scheme announced in the 2013 Budget have been completed to date.

      New Businesses: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to publish his Department's report on BME Access to Finance.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) when he expects to publish the regulations relating to property bids as defined in the Business Rates Supplements Act...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many employees in his Department were paid in excess of (a) £80,000 and (b) £100,000 in (i) 2012 and (ii) 2013.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether all directly employed staff in his Department are paid at least the living wage.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the implementation of the National Planning Policy Framework and its effects on the...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what status is given by planning authorities to draft neighbourhood plans, prior to referendum, in helping to determine planning...

      Planning Permission: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the practice of local authorities charging for the discharging of conditions set in planning consents.

      Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to implement the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 in its procurement procedures; and...

      Religious Hatred

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to continue support for the Tell Mama national project to support victims of anti-Muslim prejudice beyond...

      Reservoirs: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Butterley Reservoir Spillway, Marsden will remain a grade II listed building when Yorkshire Water's proposed...

      Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many applications to the tenancy deposit protection schemes were made by (a) landlords and (b) tenants; and how many...

      Training

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

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning applications for wind turbines have been overturned on appeal where the decision has been taken by the...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what legislation his Department has sponsored which has devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament and powers within such...

  • Treasury

    • Arck

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects of the collapse of Arck LLP on customers of Yorkshire Bank.

    • Arck

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to ensure that a full investigation is carried out into the collapse of Arck LLP and an assessment is made of the liability of...

      Banks: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what progress he has made in his discussions with banks about publishing their lending data by postcode; and if he will make a statement; (2) if he...

      Banks: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of bonuses was in each of the last five years at each of the top five UK banks.

      Charity Research Support Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will continue to support the Charity Research Support Fund for the spending review period 2015-16.

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish details of all cases of whistleblowing currently being investigated by his Department; how many such cases are not being investigated;...

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will conduct an inquiry into the recent claims made that officials in his Department used powers under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the proportion of the amount specified for the levy control framework in 2020 that will be allocated (a) to continuing funding of...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations his Department has received on the Connaught Income Series 1 Fund; and what consideration he has given to role of the Financial...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will allow the Green Investment Bank access to capital markets.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the National Audit Office’s report on HS2 and its identification of a £3.3 billion shortfall.

      Local Government: Rural Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what role city deals will play in helping rural areas; and if he will make a statement.

      London Finance Commission

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the Mayor of London on the recent report to him made by the London Finance Commission.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 25 April 2013, Official Report, columns 1148-9W, on mortgages: Government assistance, if he will confirm whether or not...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to Table 2.1 of the Budget 2013, Red Book, HC 1033, March 2013, for what reasons the equity loan component of Help to Buy is classed as a...

      Natural Capital Committee

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the value of extending the establishment of the Natural Capital Committee.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether charging for the use of a car park which was originally designated as free to use affects the rateable value of the land.

      Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 15 May 2013, Official Report, column 279W, on income tax, what estimate he has made of the number of households containing...

      Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 15 May 2013, Official Report, column 279W, on income tax, what estimate he has made of the number of households containing...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses will be enrolled on real time information by October 2013.

      Personnel Management

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials in his Department were employed in human resources functions in each of the last five years; at what grades such staff were employed; and...

      Private Equity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will set up an inquiry into how private equity firms marked their assets; and whether they misused fee waivers in order to avoid tax.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason members of the public are liable for the cost of random enquiries carried out by HM Revenue and Customs into their tax affairs when they are...

      Scotland

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

      Tax Allowances: Married People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the potential financial effect on (a) married couples with children and (b) married couples without children of allowing...

      Taxation: Multinational Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with other EU Finance Ministers to ensure that multi national corporations do not abuse financial regulations in minimising...

      Taxation: Retail Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to ensure a level playing field in tax payments for high street and online retail businesses.

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has spent on salaries for full-time equivalent staff allocated to tackling tobacco smuggling (a) in total, (b) engaged in detection,...

      Travel

      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 claimed reimbursement for travel subsistence...

      VAT: High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the HS2 project will be subject to VAT; and if he will make a statement.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 15 May 2013, Official Report, column 279W, on income tax, what estimate he has made of the number of households containing...

  • Health

    • Abortion: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of abortions were performed on (a) children under 13 years old, (b) 13 to 15 years olds and (c) 16 to 18 year olds in the...

    • Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the extent to which clinical commissioning groups have taken on the role of ensuring that GPs and GPs with a special...

      Cancer: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of people resident in Scotland who travelled to England to receive drugs for cancer treatment free of...

      Conditions of Employment

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

      David Nicholson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much in (a) salary and (b) other benefits David Nicholson has received since becoming chief executive of the NHS in 2006.

      David Nicholson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) pension, (b) one-off payments and (c) other benefits David Nicholson will receive when he steps down as chief executive of NHS England next year.

      David Nicholson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) salary and (b) other benefits David Nicholson, chief executive of the NHS, will receive up to his proposed retirement in March 2014.

      David Nicholson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether David Nicholson, Chief Executive of the NHS, will have any responsibility for choosing his successor as chief executive of NHS England.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to ensure that (a) newly diagnosed dementia patients and (b) those who would benefit from an early diagnosis of dementia...

      Dermatology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason dermatology has not yet been allocated a national clinical director.

      Down's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the annual cost to the NHS is of first blood tests, ultra sound scans, amniocenteses, midwife time explaining tests, counselling and abortion costs...

      Down's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Government spend annually on research into Down's syndrome.

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department issues on the professional qualifications required to run a drug rehabilitation centre; and if he will make a statement.

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what reports he has received on the practice of London local authorities outsourcing drug addicts to private rehabilitation programmes in local...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent steps he has taken to help local authorities better work with drug rehabilitation centres; (2) what powers are available for local...

      Fast Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 26 February 2013, Official Report, column 171, on fast food and asthma, if his Department will take forward the findings...

      Fidaxomicin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to circulate the new Health Protection Agency guidance on fidaxomicin amongst clinical professionals; (2) what steps he is...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of appointments with GPs were made online in (a) Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) England in...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 7 January 2013, Official Report, column 102W, on general practitioners, what progress has been made on renewal of the...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what warnings the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has issued in respect of transvaginal mesh implants; (2) how many women have...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to inform people how they can increase their chance of surviving a heart attack.

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to receive the final report of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel examining the report of the Safe and Sustainable Review into...

      Heart Diseases: Rossendale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the NHS was of treating patients with coronary heart disease in Rossendale and Darwen constituency in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

      Herbal Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he plans to bring forward proposals to bring practitioners of herbal medicine within the regime of statutory control; and if he will make a...

      Horsemeat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what expenditure his Department has incurred in respect of (a) equine DNA and (b) phenylbutazone testing in (i) phase 1, (ii) phase 2 and (iii) phase 3 of...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his contribution of 13 May 2013, Official Report, column 352, what the source is of his quoted figures on hospital admissions between 2001 and...

      Hospitals: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of food procured by hospitals came from UK food producers in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average wait between referral and admission to hospital was in (a) Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c)...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the typical (a) mental and (b) physical health of (i) men and (ii) women who have been trafficked.

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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)...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's policy is on clinical commissioning groups that do not offer funding to couples seeking IVF treatment on the NHS; and if he will...

      Medicine: Research

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

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwives were employed by the NHS in the most recent five years for which figures are available; what steps he is taking to increase the numbers...

      Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to make progress towards meeting the World Health Organisation target of a 25% reduction in premature mortality from...

      NHS: Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 13 February 2013, Official Report, column 736W, on NHS: translation services, if he will institute a system to record...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the level of childhood obesity was in each local authority area in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the review into the Liverpool care pathway will be published.

      Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to ensure doctors are aware of the risks of sodium valproate for pregnant women; and what steps he is taking to...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions of individual (a) benzodiazepine drugs and (b) anti-depressants were dispensed in the community in 2012.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that drugs returned to pharmacies are recycled where possible; and if he will make a statement.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the net savings to his Department in the event that free prescriptions were to be withdrawn from those pensioners currently eligible...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason patients with minor bipolar conditions do not get free prescriptions.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many medical conditions have been added to the exempt list for the purposes of prescription charges in the last 10 years; (2) if his Department...

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has to update its 2010 guidance on the management of low-risk basal cell carcinomas in...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration his Department has given to the portability of social services assessments taken in Wales under the proposed Social Services and...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the announced cap on social care costs under the Dilnot proposals will be applied to people moving to Wales from England who are already receiving...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the draft Care and Support Bill, what discussions he is having with the Welsh Government to ensure continuity of care for people who...

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the potential savings to the NHS of introducing plain cigarette packaging.

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's top priorities are for changing the UK's relationship with the EU.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the qualifying conditions for each passported benefit for which he is responsible will change under universal credit.

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the legislation his Department has sponsored which has devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament and powers within such legislation since...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Alexander Litvinenko

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the likely future action of the Russian state towards (a) the UK and (b) opponents of the Russian...

    • Alexander Litvinenko

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the then forthcoming inquest into the death of Alexander Litvinenko was discussed during (a) his meeting with the...

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to his Bahraini counterpart on the imprisonment of children in that country.

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received about the case of Nabil Rajab in Bahrain; whether he has sought further information from...

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to (a) monitor the development of houses built by the Prince's Foundation for Building Community...

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance his Department provided the Prince's Foundation for Building Community in obtaining a contract to build houses...

      Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government are taking to argue the case against the use of the death penalty.

      Conditions of Employment

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

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will hold discussions with his Ethiopian counterpart about the treatment of the Amhara people of that country; and if he...

      European Union Approvals Bill (Draft)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he will publish the draft European Union Approvals Bill.

      G8

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with (a) airport operators and (b) airline carriers on the holding of the G8 Summit in County...

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) BlackBerrys and (d) other pieces of IT equipment were lost or stolen from his...

      Interpal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the US Treasury about Interpal's status as a special designated global terrorist,...

      Italy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Italian Ministry of Education on the terms of employment of non-Italian staff at...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what sanctions have been taken by (a) the Government and (b) international partners against the (i) Israeli Government and (ii)...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the sanctions available to the Government and international partners in response to failures by...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on (a) how many Palestinian master plans are pending agreement with the Israeli...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which master plans have been approved for the Occupied Palestinian Territory by the Israeli Government authorities in the last...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many new housing units have been (a) announced and (b) approved in settlements in East Jerusalem and the Occupied...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of lawful and unlawful refusals of Palestinian requests for building permits and...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the building rate in Israeli settlements in east Jerusalem and the west bank in each of the last...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Palestinians in east Jerusalem have (a) been evicted by the Israeli Government, (b) had their homes and buildings...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of Palestinian homes that are at risk of demolition in the Occupied Palestinian...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Israeli outposts erected since March 2001 have been dismantled; and how many new outposts have been built.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much finance the Government have provided to Israeli settlements (a) directly and (b) indirectly through procurement, tax...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the legislation his Department has sponsored which has devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament and powers...

      Shaker Aamer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions he or other representatives of the UK Government have discussed with their US counterparts the case of...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what engagement he is having with his foreign counterparts to help find a solution to the ongoing conflict within Sudan.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received requesting assistance in negotiating the safe release of two Greek Orthodox bishops...

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) Government Car Service, (b) private hire vehicles, (c) taxis, (d)...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Prime Minister's top priorities are for reforming the UK's relationship with the EU.

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the answer of 6 March 2013, Official Report, column 1019W, on Morocco, if he will make representations to the...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Aerospace Industry: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with Ministers in the Northern Ireland Executive on the development of the aerospace industry...

    • Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether a company's record of tax avoidance is taken into account when awarding business development grants.

      Company Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UK companies (a) do not turn over a profit as a result of only being able to pay the interest on their debts and (b)...

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will bring forward legislative proposals to strengthen the penalties for removing or altering electronic rights management...

      Education: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 13 May 2013, Official Report, column 84W, on prisons: education, what he meant by learning aims.

      Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of difficulties arising in Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation; and whether he considers that...

      Exports: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) whether the Export Refinancing Facility is yet in place; (2) with reference to his Autumn Statement 2012, whether the...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to promote voluntary mentoring and tutoring charities aimed at widening access to universities.

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) BlackBerrys and (d) other pieces of IT equipment were lost or stolen from his...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the London local enterprise partnership in (a) 2010,-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c)...

      Patents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many patents have been granted in each year between 2007 and 2012.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many employees in his Department were paid in excess of (a) £80,000 and (b) £100,000 in (i) 2012 and (ii) 2013.

      Personnel Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials in his Department were employed in human resources functions in each of the last five years; at what grades...

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether Post Office Ltd holds a licence to copy or to certify copy certificates of birth, marriage, civil partnership or death.

      Postage Stamps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he will take to ensure that the profile of Her Majesty the Queen will remain on postage stamps after privatisation.

      Postal Services: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the potential effects of Scottish independence on the Royal Mail universal service obligation.

      Postal Services: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the potential effects of Scottish independence on the valuation price of Royal Mail during the...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will measure the effect of the proposed wording of Article 17 of the new EU Public Procurement Directive on (a) reserved...

      Refrigeration: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make an assessment of the potential for new jobs in UK companies which manufacture natural refrigeration equipment by...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 21 May 2013, on the Regional Growth Fund (RGF), what the total value was of all...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 21 May 2013, on the Regional Growth Fund (RGF), what the total value is of those...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 21 May 2013, Official Report, on the Regional Growth Fund, what proportion of...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proposals he has for measures to promote local economies.

      Sign Language: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what specific funding his Department has made available for British Sign Language qualifications; how much funding is available;...

      Sign Language: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which of the 19 British Sign Language qualifications on the Qualifications Credit Framework the Government fund.

      Students: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of pupils in (a) further and (b) higher education who use exam-performance enhancing...

      Technology Strategy Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of Technology Strategy Board programmes have been allocated to each region in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.

      Third Sector: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the level of European Union Social Business funding available for social enterprises and third...

      UK Trade & Investment: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on which occasions representatives from UK Trade & Investment have met Ministers in the Northern Ireland Executive in each of...

      Unfair Practices: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what methods exist to recover profits attributable to anti-competitive practices from UK-registered oil companies.

  • International Development

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues about the effect of current European biofuels mandates on food prices;...

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the potential link between global hunger and the use of crops for biofuels.

      Developing Countries: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government are taking to seek agreement from Governments attending the 2013 G8 Summit to finance country agriculture...

      Developing Countries: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department has taken to increase investment in smallholder agriculture in the last three years.

      Developing Countries: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she will take at this year’s G8 summit to secure greater public investment in smallholder agriculture in developing...

      Developing Countries: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the role of corporate transparency in the post-2015 development framework.

      Developing Countries: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what steps she plans to take in order to promote corporate transparency as part of the post-2015 development framework; (2) what...

      Developing Countries: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the role of the High-Level Panel on the Sustainable Development Goals in redressing any exclusion of...

      Developing Countries: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of Britain's aid budget is allocated to projects targeted towards economic growth and economic development.

      Developing Countries: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what mechanisms are in place to ensure that the UK 0.7 per cent aid commitments are allocated towards projects which support economic...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how her Department is supporting the training and support of community health workers in countries with a high burden of maternal,...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much and what proportion her Department spent annually on improving maternal, newborn and child health over the last three years.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which of her Department's priority countries are categorised as having a health worker shortage.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which countries her Department has supported to remove out-of-pocket payments for health.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which of her Department's priority countries charge out-of-pocket payments for health services.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the effects of the global shortage of health workers on the achievement of the objectives set out in...

      Developing Countries: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether the Government will be seeking agreement at the G8 Summit for binding principles of land disclosure, pre-deal transparency, and...

      Developing Countries: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans the Government have to establish a new multilateral Land Transparency Initiative to address international land grabs at the...

      Developing Countries: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proposals her Department is putting forward in this year’s G8 meetings to protect communities’ right to know about and...

      Developing Countries: Maternal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment she has made of international maternal mortality rates; and what steps her Department is taking to reduce those...

      Developing Countries: Natural Disasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the relationship is between the Hyogo Framework for Action 2 and the post-Millennium Development Goal process.

      Developing Countries: Neonatal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to reduce rates of neonatal mortality in developing countries.

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions Ministers have had with the ONE organisation on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations she has made to the Nigerian authorities in connection with the need to ensure civilian safety during the recent...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues about the suitability of using part of her Department's budget for...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much bilateral assistance is programmed to be delivered through multilateral agencies in 2013-14.

      Personnel Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many officials in her Department were employed in human resources functions in each of the last five years; at what grades such...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will list the legislation her Department has sponsored which has devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament and powers within...

      St Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when the airport at St Helena will be completed; and if she will make a statement.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the implications of the current security situation in Darfur on (a) the delivery of aid, (b) access for...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what reports she has received of the recent Darfur Donor Conference in Doha.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states; and what representations she has...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what financial support her Department has provided to the British Overseas Territory, Turks and Caicos Islands, in the last 12 months.

  • Home Department

    • Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many requests have been made by other European countries for use of the European Arrest Warrant in each year for which data are...

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications from (a) men and (b) women for section 95 support and section 4 support have been (i) received and (ii) accepted in the...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of decisions on (a) asylum cases waiting more than six months for a decision in the year to September 2012, (b) asylum cases...

      Bellerbys College

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the letter of 21 August 2012 from the right hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood to the Department for Education, which...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many British citizens have had citizenship revoked (a) in total, (b) for reasons not conducive to the public good and (c) for...

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many community resolutions have been used by each police force in each of the last five years; (2) what the 10 most frequent...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officials in her Department are employed on zero hours contracts.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department collects on satisfaction rates of victims of crime with their treatment by police for each police force in...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (a) what the budget is of and (b) how many individuals are employed in the Crime Team in her Department.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many calls citing complaints of (a) domestic violence and (b) antisocial behaviour police forces received in the last 12 months;...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many decisions on (a) entry clearance visa applications, (b) resolution of entry clearance visas and (c) issue of entry clearance visas...

      Entry Clearances: Domestic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many overseas domestic servant visas were issued to applicants resident in Scotland in each of the last three years.

      Entry Clearances: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Israelis have been refused visa applications to travel or visit the UK in the last three years.

      Entry Clearances: Sports Competitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Tier 5 visas have been issued by category of sport in each of the last three years.

      Europol and Eurojust

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times the UK has made requests for co-operation with (a) Europol and (b) Eurojust in each of the last 30 years.

      G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government asked G4S to take to ensure that it was equipped to carry out its duty to provide appropriate accommodation for...

      Housing: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements have been put in place to ensure that women housed in properties provided by G4S under its COMPASS contract meet the decent...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much EU funding has been claimed by UK police authorities for the purpose of combating human trafficking in the last 10 years.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were found to be victims of human trafficking in each local authority area in the UK in each of the last 30 years.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures her Department has in place to collect and collate data on human trafficking from (a) within the UK, (b) within Europe and (c)...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children who have been rescued from human trafficking in the UK have been re-trafficked into the UK at a later date.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) arrested, (b) prosecuted and (c) imprisoned for crimes of human trafficking in each of the last 30 years.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the quality and quantity of reporting of data from non-governmental organisations to the police for the...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the key achievements of the inter-ministerial team on human trafficking have been to date.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many human trafficking units there are in the UK.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of operation (a) Pentameter 1 and (b) Pentameter 2 in combating human trafficking; and what...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers work on human trafficking matters in each police force in the UK.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which non-governmental organisations and other organisations have met the inter-ministerial agency on human trafficking in each year since...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of co-operation between the UK and Ireland on the issue of human trafficking; and if she will make a statement.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Lichfield of 13 May 2013, Official Report, column 10W, on human trafficking: Lichfield, how...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the co-operation of (a) budget airlines and (b) other airlines in helping to combat human trafficking across...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding her Department has allocated to support for (a) men and (b) women subject to human trafficking in each of the last 10 years.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people trafficked into the UK were identified as such by (a) police forces, (b) social services, (c) immigration officials and (d)...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the recommendations of the report It Happens Here, published by the Centre for Social Justice in March 2013, if she will...

      Ict

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

      Illegal Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal workers were identified as a result of the Right to Work check education sessions for human resources and recruitment staff...

      Illegal Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of the Right to Work check education sessions for human resources and recruitment staff in the lead up to the London 2012...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many slots are available each day at the public enquiry office at Lunar House for indefinite leave to remain applications through UK...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions her Department has had on the likely number of Romanian and Bulgarian nationals who might migrate to the UK over the next...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the longest recorded delay in providing an applicant with their travel documents once a decision has been taken on granting their right...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to reduce the time taken to provide applicants with their travel documents once a decision has been taken to grant...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons it is not possible to make a simultaneous application to the UK Border Force for indefinite leave to remain and travel documents.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visits UK Border Agency staff made to sponsors in each of the last 24 months.

      Immigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children have arrived unaccompanied on flights, without family or accommodation in the UK, in 2010, 2011 and 2012, by country of origin.

      Immigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with which countries outside the EU the UK has bilateral agreements on returning unaccompanied children.

      Immigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many unaccompanied children have arrived on UK flights and been returned to their country of origin in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

      Immigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many unaccompanied children have applied for temporary leave to remain in the UK in 2010, 2011 and 2012, broken down by country of origin.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 25 March 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Rachel Broady.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to the Minister for Immigration dated 15 April 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 15 April 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr M Zaheer.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to the Minister for Immigration dated 15 April 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to the Minister for Immigration dated 15 April 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 15 April 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr N Akbar.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 16 April from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Miss S. Akter.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 16 April from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs Pearl Woolley.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to the Minister for Immigration dated 16 April from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with...

      Passports

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

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will place in the Library a copy of the outcome and recommendations of the review undertaken by the Identity and Passport...

      Passports: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the statement issued by the Minister for Immigration on 13 May 2013, on the Identity and Passport Service, what plans she has to...

      Passports: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many Hong Kong Chinese servicemen have been refused UK passports since 1997; (2) how many Hong Kong Chinese servicemen have...

      Passports: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints there have been to her Department that passports and official documents have been lost while in the care of a Government...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish the salary bands of any staff who (a) are employed in and (b) otherwise contribute to the work of the Relationships and...

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on youth police and crime commissioners; and what steps her Department is taking to encourage police and crime...

      Police ICT Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to make the Police ICT company subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who the members of the (a) Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, (b) Animal Procedures Committee, (c) Independent Police Complaints...

      Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the policy of the General Register Office is on the copying of certificates of birth, marriage, civil partnership or death; (2)...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the title was of each set of regulations introduced by her Department in each month since May 2010; and which of those regulations have...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will provide the estimated cost of each regulation introduced by her Department since May 2010; and what the estimated benefits of...

      Security Industry Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department has any plans to review the functionality and effectiveness of the Security Industry Authority.

      Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment she has made of the equality of access available for deaf people whose first language is British Sign Language in...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 25 April 2013, Official Report, columns 1365-6W, on UK Border Agency, on which dates the Independent Chief...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK Border Agency staff in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) the UK were (i) on zero hour contracts...

      UK Human Trafficking Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding her Department has given to the UK Human Trafficking Centre in each year since its inception; and what funding is proposed...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether police information notices are included in disclosure and barring checks; and if she will make a statement.

      Violence against Women and Girls Ministerial Group

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

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will list the legislation her Department has sponsored which has devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament and powers within such...

  • Justice

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been convicted for buying alcohol on behalf of a minor in the last five years.

    • Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what proportion of prisoners are (a) invited to participate in and (b) participate in restorative justice; (2) what proportion of people who...

      Driving Offences: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will consider the merits of setting a minimum custodial sentence for offenders convicted of a second or third driving-related offence.

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on electronic monitoring in each year since 2005.

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost has been of electronic tagging of offenders in each of the last 10 years.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of employment tribunal awards were not paid in the past three years for which figures are available; and what assessment he has made of...

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) nationality and (b) gender was of each suspected victim of trafficking referred to the Trafficking Victim Support Scheme operated by the...

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) nationality and (b) gender was of each suspected victim of trafficking referred to the Trafficking Victim Support Scheme operated by the...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Wales

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

      Legal Aid Scheme: Wales

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

      Legal Aid Scheme: Wales

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

      Legal Aid Scheme: Wales

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

      Legal Aid Scheme: Wales

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

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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;...

      Prison Sentences

      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 Brett James, Mr Nicholas Wells and Mr Jeffrey Lee in its...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) age group, (b) length of sentence and (c) declared health problem by type is of the UK prison population.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were in prison in the last year for which figures are available; how many and what proportion of such people have been subject to...

      Prisoner Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the reasons were for prison-to-prison prisoner transit movements in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the real-terms change in spending of (a) prisons and (b) the probation service was in each financial year since 1996-97.

      Prisons: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether prisoners who are not receiving income from work under the Prisoners’ Earnings Act 1996 are not working because of restrictions arising...

      Prisons: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prison staff have unspent convictions for firearms offences; (2) what requirement there is for the management of HM Prison Ranby to...

      Prisons: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many incidents of violent misconduct occur in prisons on average on each day.

      Regulation

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

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will list the legislation his Department has sponsored which has devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament and powers within such legislation...

      Solicitors Regulation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the cost to the Solicitors Regulation Authority was of defending claims of racial discrimination disclosed to the Implementation Group by that...

      Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what measures he is taking to improve conditions in young offender institutions.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence about the potential security implications of climate change...

    • Climate Change: Central America

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what steps he is taking to ensure cross-departmental co-operation with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office over the effects of...

      Climate Change: Polar Regions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure cross-departmental co-operation with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office about the effects of climate...

      Climate Change: Polar Regions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with the British Antarctic Survey regarding that body's research into climate change in the polar...

      Conditions of Employment

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

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when his Department will publish its plan for electricity demand reduction.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much energy the Industrial Energy Efficiency Programme was forecast to save by (a) 2015 and (b) 2010 when his Department reduced...

      Energy: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the total amount of energy consumed by data centres in the UK over the last 10 years.

      Energy: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme on household energy prices in Romford constituency.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the expected rate of fugitive methane emissions from the development of UK onshore shale gas resources;...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will commission further studies on the volume of shale gas in UK waters.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the number of timber-framed houses which have been insulated through the Green Deal to date; and if he...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when his Department will bring forward proposals for the non-domestic Green Deal.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the capacity of the UK construction workforce with regard to (a) numbers and (b) skills to...

      Methane: Arctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what steps he is taking to ensure the levels of methane gas released from Arctic ice are monitored and measured; (2) what...

      Nuclear Installations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to publish his review of the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations (REPPIR) covering...

      Nuclear Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what problems have arisen with the application of the UK computer coding practice in the integration of Esterel critical systems...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the annual charge is for (a) seaward production licences and (b) landward petroleum exploration and development licences.

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much revenue his Department has received from annual charges on (a) seaward production licences and (b) landward petroleum...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how many staff are employed by his Department to work on oil and gas petroleum licensing; (2) what the annual budget of his...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many applications of (a) seaward production licences and (b) landward petroleum exploration and development licences were made in...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the total revenue received by his Department was for applications for (a) seaward production licences and (b) landward petroleum...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of assessing an application for an (a) seaward production licence and...

      Offshore Industry: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what recent assessment he has made of the potential implications for the offshore oil and gas (a) workforce and (b) industry of...

      Personnel Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many officials in his Department were employed in human resources functions in each of the last five years; at what grades such...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department took to ensure that the NSA procurement processes run by his Department gave a high priority to the...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the net reduction in carbon emissions which will result from achieving the target of 20 per cent of...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will raise the fixed feed-in tariff threshold with regard to cooperative and community energy schemes.

      Renewable Energy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the costs of intermittency were factored into cost comparisons of wind power with other forms of generation in the calculations...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will list the legislation his Department has sponsored which has devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament and powers within...

      Supply Estimates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the detailed breakdown of Part II table changes from 2012-13 for his Department's main supply estimates for 2013-14...

      Supply Estimates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the detailed breakdown of Part II table changes from 2012-13 for his Department's main supply estimates for 2013-14...

      Supply Estimates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the detailed breakdown of Part II table changes from 2012-13 for his Department's main supply estimates for 2013-14...

      Supply Estimates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the detailed breakdown of Part II table changes from 2012-13 for his Department's main supply estimates for 2013-14...

      Supply Estimates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to Part III: Note G of his Department's Main Estimates, 2013-14, what programmes are supported under E4-DEL, fuel...

      Training

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

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's budget for ministerial travel for (a) the Government Car Service, (b) private hire vehicles, (c) taxis, (d) rail,...

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) Government Car Service, (b) private hire vehicles, (c) taxis, (d) rail, (e)...

      Wind Power: Dagenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the success of the Dagenham wind turbines in providing cost-effective energy for the local area.

      Wind Power: Dagenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) homes and (b) commercial premises are served by the Dagenham wind turbines.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Big Society Foundation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what contracts his Department held with the Big Society Foundation in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and what contracts his Department...

    • Big Society Network

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how much funding his Department allocated to the Big Society Network in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and how much he expects to...

      British Nationals Abroad: Caribbean

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many British citizens have visited the Caribbean in each of the last seven years.

      Business Advisory Group

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on what dates the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Group has met since May 2010.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bassetlaw of 13 May 2013, Official Report, columns 72-3W, on conditions of employment, what recent...

      Departmental Co-ordination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many inter-departmental ministerial groups have operated in the last three years; which Departments were involved in such groups; how many meetings...

      Employment: Lancashire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the net change in the number of private sector jobs was in (a) Blackpool North and Cleveleys constituency and (b) Lancashire in the latest period...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps his Department takes to ensure that checks are made in Government procurement processes so that no contractors or providers practise...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on what date the Major Projects Authority report into High Speed Rail 2 will be published.

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the highest day rate paid for external legal advice by his Department was since 7 May 2010; (2) what the 20 highest amounts paid for...

      Married People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of people in the white British ethnic group were married in each of the last 30 years.

      Married People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many married families living with dependent children (a) under three years old, (b) under six years old and (c) of any age there were in each of the...

      Mortality Rates: Children

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the infant mortality rate was in each (a) local authority area, (b) health authority area and (c) constituency in each of the last 30 years.

      Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many employees in his Department were paid in excess of (a) £80,000 and (b) £100,000 in (i) 2012 and (ii) 2013.

      Polling Stations: Schools

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance his Department issues to local returning officers on the use of schools as polling stations.

      Public Sector: Business Interests

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) when he plans to respond to the Public Administration Select Committee's report on Business Appointment Rules, Session 2012-13, HC 404; (2)...

      Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he will publish guidance to local authorities on the implementation of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012; and if he will make a statement.

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who have died from skin cancer in each of the last five years; and if he will estimate the...

      Social Action Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many applicants there were for the Social Action Fund; and whether any applicants successfully obtained funding despite not meeting the (a)...

      Thromboembolism: East of England

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people died from venous thromboembolism in each hospital trust area in the East of England in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Travel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how much his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) Government Car Service, (b) private hire vehicles, (c) taxis, (d) rail, (e) aviation...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people aged 25 years old and under have been unemployed in the last five years.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he expects the new project assessment review for the universal credit programme will take place.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Legal Costs

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what the highest day rate was paid for external legal advice by the Church Commissioners since 7 May 2010.

    • Legal Costs

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, how much the Church Commissioners spent on external legal advice (a) between 7 May 2010 and 4 September 2012 and (b)...

      Legal Costs

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, how much the Church Commissioners spent on external legal advice from Queen's Counsel (a) between 7 May 2010 and 4...

      Legal Costs

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what the 20 highest amounts paid for external legal advice by the Church Commissioners were in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and...

  • Transport

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Government is taking steps to ensure that EU negotiations on amending the Renewable Energy Directive secure a transition towards more...

    • BRB: Residuary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what date BRB (Residual) Ltd will be wound up; and whether its functions, properties, rights and liabilities have been transferred to other bodies.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what consideration his Department has given to introducing a national discount scheme for bus fares for young people; (2) what assessment he has...

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received from (a) individuals and (b) organisations on proposals for a national youth transport card to offer young people...

      Cherished Number Plates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many personal plate transfers were completed in 2010; what the length of time taken for the majority of transfers to be completed was; what the...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many officials in his Department are employed on zero-hour contracts.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether (a) National Express and (b) National Express subsidiaries are permitted to submit bids to run passenger rail services on the East Coast Main Line.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total public subsidy was to National Express for the East Coast main line passenger rail franchise for each year that the company held that...

      East-West Rail Link

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the benefit-cost ratio was in the business case for building the new rail line between Oxford and Bedford via Aylesbury and Milton Keynes.

      Ferries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many UK-flagged ferries operate in UK waters.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the likely effects of High Speed 2 on fares on other railway lines.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the potential effects of High Speed 2 on investment in areas near the line but not at the nodes.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to ensure that in all cases where the price of a house is adversely affected by High Speed 2 the household concerned is...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the minimum acceptable distance between the High Speed 2 rail line and a school.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate the cost to the economy of all jobs and businesses directly and indirectly lost as a result of the construction of High Speed 2.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials had with Network Rail about the study of the potential capacity benefits for the existing rail...

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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)...

      Mobility Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress his Department has made on its consultations on mobility scooter safety.

      London Midland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of London Midland's recent performance.

      London, Tilbury and Southend Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the estimated level of (a) public subsidy, (b) premium payments and (c) revenue support will be during the contract extension to September 2014...

      London, Tilbury and Southend Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department received assurances during negotiations for a contract extension on the Essex Thameside line for rail passenger services with...

      London, Tilbury and Southend Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport under which contractual circumstances his Department would activate the contingency for further extensions up to April 2015 of the rail contract agreed...

      Motor Vehicles: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the fitting of automatic lighting to new vehicles; and if he will make a statement.

      National Express

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport in which years National Express was in receipt of revenue support to operate rail passenger services on the (a) East Coast Main Line and (b) Essex...

      Office for Low Emission Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many meetings there have been between officials of the Office of Low Emission Vehicles and representatives of the petrol retailing industry...

      Railways: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he and his officials have had regarding the Fourth Railway Package with (a) the European Commission and (b) other Government...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average (a) regulated and (b) unregulated passenger rail fare was on the (i) East Coast Main Line and (ii) Essex Thameside route in each year...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the improvement of service quality for passengers will be part of the evaluation criteria for bids to operate the proposed Thameslink, Southern...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with Integrated Transport Authorities since the restart of rail refranchising.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what account his Department takes in his rail franchising policy of the circumstances under which National Express broke its contract with his...

      Railways: Havering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of passenger numbers on the Romford to Upminster train service in each of the last five years.

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the benefit-cost ratio was in the business case for the electrification of the North TransPennine route railway line.

      Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the resources available to Network Rail for surveying the stability of trackside banks.

      Road Signs and Markings: Tourist Attractions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of brown signs use and deployment in supporting the tourist economy.

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the legislation his Department has sponsored which has devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament and powers within such legislation...

      Shipping: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the time taken to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention on UK ships calling in foreign ports.

      South West Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2013, Official Report, column 173W, on Network Rail, whether South West Trains has (a) sought and (b) received consent...

      Train Operating Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2013, Official Report, column 173W, on Network Rail, which train operating companies have (a) sought and (b) received...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many instances of child abuse by Afghan security forces have been reported by (a) UK armed forces and (b) the International Security Assistance...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what code of conduct is taught by the British Army to Afghan security personnel in respect of reference to child abuse.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether UK forces use pattern of life analysis techniques when determining military targets on operations in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in what way incidents involving fatalities arising from UK unmanned aerial vehicle strikes in Afghanistan are notified to (a) his Department and (b)...

      Apache Helicopter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consideration he has given to upgrading the Apache Helicopter fleet to Block 3 standard.

      Armed Forces: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many allegations of domestic violence have been reported to (a) service police and (b) civilian police by (i) family members of serving personnel and...

      Armed Forces: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to (a) enable and (b) encourage (i) members of the armed forces and (ii) civilian staff of his Department who are serving...

      Armed Forces: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy, (c) Royal Air Force and (d) Royal Marines have a code for noise induced hearing loss indicated on their...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Defence Budget included a withholding for the payment of pensions to members of the armed forces prior to the introduction of the Armed...

      Armed Forces: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 18 December 2012, Official Report, column 708W, and the answer of 10 April 2013, Official Report, column 1125W, on armed...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 10 April 2013, Official Report, columns 1229-30W, on armed forces: sexual offences, what the (a) average length of an...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many people are undergoing training at (a) RAF Cranwell, (b) Britannia Royal College, Dartmouth, (c) Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and (d)...

      Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 5 February 2013, Official Report, column 207W, on Navy: Australia, what further consideration he has given to the...

      Conditions of Employment

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

      Defence Equipment and Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had with the US Administration on the proposal to establish a Government-owned,...

      Defence Infrastructure Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what estimate he has made of the cost of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation's contracts with Deloitte for the implementation of the...

      Defence Infrastructure Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff holding positions deemed critical at the Defence Infrastructure Organisation took voluntary redundancy; and how many of these positions...

      Defence Munitions Longtown

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment he has made of the security of transporting munitions by train from Defence Munitions, Longtown; (2) how much his Department has...

      Defence Support Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what rental income has been earned from buildings at DSG Ashchurch in each of the last five years; what this income has been used for; and if he will...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of VAT on foreign military sale contracts in each of the last five years.

      Depleted Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 13 May 2013, Official Report, column 100W, if he will list the variants that do not include depleted uranium which can be...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department’s top priorities are for changing the UK’s relationship with the EU.

      Hyde Park Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much the recent refurbishment of Hyde Park barracks married accommodation cost.

      Inflation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which Ministers were present at the Defence and Security Industry Day in Tripoli on HMS Kent on 3 April 2013.

      Military Decorations: World War II

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when the (a) Arctic Star and (b) Bomber Command clasp will be issued to (i) living veterans, (ii) surviving spouses and (iii) other next of kin;...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many employees in his Department were paid in excess of (a) £80,000 and (b) £100,000 in (i) 2012 and (ii) 2013.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the combined additional cost to his Department expressed as an average percentage of salary of reducing the pension age of members of...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the average proportion of salary that will be deducted from members of (a) the Defence Fire and Rescue Service and (b) the...

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many deduction of earnings requests from the Department for Work and Pensions for full-time volunteer mobilised reservists were deferred or suspended...

      Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment he has made of the equality of access available for deaf people whose first language is British Sign Language in communicating with...

      Training

      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 enrolled in publicly-funded training...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in which years UK forces embedded with the US Air Force have flown unmanned aerial vehicles in Iraq.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what external legal advice he has commissioned to ensure that the provision of locational intelligence to facilitate unmanned aerial vehicle strikes by...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what external legal advice he has commissioned to ensure that UK unmanned aerial vehicle operations are consistent with the law of armed conflict.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many hours each UK Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle has flown in each of the last 12 months.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what guidance his Department issues on responsibility for civilian fatalities caused by unmanned aerial vehicles which are (a) the property of the US...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the use of unmanned aerial vehicle strikes within the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Veterans: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces left the service without (a) level 1, (b) level 2 and (c) level 3 training in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011 and (iii) 2012.

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what legislation his Department has sponsored which has devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament and powers within such legislation since 1998.

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many (a) sponsored and (b) converter academies there were in each (i) parliamentary constituency and (ii) local authority in England in May...

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will list each (a) sponsored academy, (b) converter academy and (c) maintained school in each (i) parliamentary constituency and (ii) local...

      Academies: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to introduce Ofsted inspection of academy chains.

      Childminding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 13 May 2013, Official Report, columns 87-8W, on childminding, what the name is of each representative on the Task and Finish...

      Children in Care: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of children are looked after in each of the principal seaside towns of England.

      Children: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many full-time equivalent staff were employed in children's residential care homes in England and Wales in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the recent report from the British Medical Association, Growing Up in the UK, on the effects of austerity on child poverty.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much children's social work departments spent on agency social workers in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many directors of children's services in England earn more than £150,000 a year.

      Class Sizes: Corby

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

      Culture: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects to publish the Cultural Education Plan.

      Education: Romford

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

      Education: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when his Department plans to respond to its consultation on Improving Educational Outcomes for Children of Travelling Families.

      Education: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effects of section 444(6) of the Education Act 1996, on the show community and the family life of its members.

      E-mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 20 May 2013, Official Report, column 590W, on e-mail, on how many occasions he has copied e-mails from the Mrs Blurt e-mail...

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of pupils (a) entered and (b) achieved A* to C grades in the subjects which make up the English Baccalaureate in each (i) parliamentary...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will list all (a) open and (b) pipeline free schools in each (i) parliamentary constituency and (ii) local authority in England.

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 22 April 2013, Official Report, column 688W, on government procurement card, how many transactions were made by each member...

      History: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the teaching of the history of British Overseas Territories in schools.

      History: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the teaching of the history of the European Union in schools.

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many staff were recruited by his Department in 2011-12.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many local authority-maintained federations there are in England; and how many of those are federations of special schools.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many local authority-maintained federations there are in England; and how many are a combination of primary, secondary and special schools.

      Schools: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of food procured by schools came from UK food producers in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Schools: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department plans to publish updated guidance on managing medicines in schools.

      Schools: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much capital funding has been allocated to each local authority in England for (a) maintenance and (b) basic need in each year of the current...

      Schools: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much each school in each parliamentary constituency in England has received in (a) maintenance capital and (b) basic need capital since 2010.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effects of funding for school sports on children’s physical activity levels in each of the last three years.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools in each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) local authority in England were rated (i) outstanding, (ii) good, (iii) satisfactory or...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the Ofsted rating of each school in each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) local authority in England was in May (i) 2010 and (ii) 2013.

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will list the legislation his Department has sponsored which has devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament and powers within such legislation...

      Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what assessment he has made of the equality of access available for deaf people whose first language is British Sign Language in communicating...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) with reference to the Seventieth Report of the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 2010-12, HC 1636, what progress his Department has made in...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on the financial considerations to be made in commissioning placements in specialist...

      Sports: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will assess the effect of targets for participation in school sports on children’s physical activity levels.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many School Direct places initially allocated have been returned to his Department.

      Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many temporary staff have been recruited to his private ministerial office since May 2010.

      Travel

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

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his Department's budget for ministerial travel for (a) the Government Car Service, (b) private hire vehicles, (c) taxis, (d) rail, (e) aviation...

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) Government Car Service, (b) private hire vehicles, (c) taxis, (d) rail, (e) aviation and (f)...

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many unauthorised absences there were in (a) England, (b) the south-west and (c) Gloucester in each of the last five years; and how many of those...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his Department’s top priorities are for changing the UK’s relationship with the EU.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how the qualifying conditions for each passported benefit for which he is responsible will change under universal credit.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many special advisers that he has appointed since he took up his present office have disclosed a criminal record in line with section 11 of...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 15 May 2013, Official Report, column 255W, on traineeships, what the total funding available for 16-19 Study Programmes in...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to encourage schools to work with local employers in developing vocational skills needed for the local economy.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what the average number of sitting days taken by his Department was to respond substantively to named day written questions tabled by hon....

  • Work and Pensions

    • Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans his Department has to improve collaboration and communication with Atos.

    • Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what child support arrears are owed by non-resident parents to parents with care in Scotland in each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b)...

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will introduce legislative proposals to make allowances for human error in the administration of child maintenance payments.

      Chronic Illnesses: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department takes to encourage employers to hire and retain staff who have (a) myalgic encephalomyelitis, (b) multiple sclerosis,...

      Community Care Grants: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was awarded to (a) Scottish UK parliamentary constituencies, (b) Scottish local authority areas and (c) Scotland under each category...

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps the Government are taking to support credit unions.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how the potential for evictions was taken into account in the formulation of the housing benefit under-occupancy penalty.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households are in receipt of housing benefit in (a) Great Britain, (b) England, (c) Wales, (d) Scotland and (e) each parliamentary...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the average length of claim for housing benefit claimants subject to the 13 week protection rules on the grounds that they could...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average difference was between housing benefit awards made to people eligible for 13 weeks' protection on the grounds that they could...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for discretionary housing payments were (a) made and (b) refused in each month since March 2012.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in which local authority areas over 100 applications were made for discretionary housing payments in April (a) 2012 and (b) 2013.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of deductions in respect of a non-dependant in relation to housing benefit on each income decile in...

      Housing Benefit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he or officials of his Department held with groups representing the interests of disabled people when formulating policy on...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the under-occupancy penalty is not wrongly applied to tenants of social housing.

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make it his policy to collect information centrally on how many families have moved to smaller accommodation as a result of the...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make it his policy to collect information centrally on how many households have been affected by the under-occupancy penalty by (a)...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has updated his estimate of the (a) number of people whose income is being reduced as a result of the application of the...

      Ict

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

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions his Department has had on the likely number of Romanian and Bulgarian nationals who might migrate to the UK over the next...

      Inflation

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

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 22 April 2013, Official Report, column 703W, on jobcentre plus: digital exclusion, how many jobcentres identify or...

      Jobcentre Plus: Harrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by Harrow Jobcentre in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the reasons are for the time taken to publish statistics on jobseeker's allowance sanctions.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of claimants of jobseeker's allowance in each parliamentary constituency in Scotland have received a sanction in the last five...

      Mesothelioma: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how much the Government have spent on compensation for mesothelioma sufferers and their dependents in each year since 2008; (2) how much...

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many national insurance numbers have been issued to overseas nationals living in each region of the UK in each year since 2000.

      National Insurance Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether those women who will be required to work longer for their national insurance pension, but who will be ineligible for the new higher...

      New Enterprise Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he plans to make of the sustainability of businesses started with the help of the new enterprise allowance.

      Pensioners: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department's estimate is of the number of pensioners who have not taken-up income-related benefits in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c)...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make it his policy to allow people who have hearing loss and who are participating in the personal independence payment pilots to...

      Personnel Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many officials in his Department were employed in human resources functions in each of the last five years; at what grades such staff were...

      Regulation

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

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many bids he has received for the Remploy Marine Textiles division to date.

      Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to include work-related road deaths under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations.

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the legislation his Department has sponsored which has devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament and powers within such...

      Separation

      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.

      Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was awarded by his Department in social fund payments to each English local authority in 2011-12.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the press release issued by his Department on 24 May 2012, what his most recent assessment is of the date when all new claims...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much the Government have spent on welfare in (a) current prices and (b) real terms in respect of (i) pensions, (ii) disability benefits,...

      Social Security Benefits: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what welfare benefits are available to people over the age of 80 years.

      Social Security Benefits: Stafford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were claiming (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) incapacity benefit, (d) lone parents...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will commission research to establish the level of annuities purchased by people who have contracted out of additional elements of the...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the decile amounts of the additional pension accrued by (a) men and (b) women reaching state pension age were in (i) the latest year for...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of double-handled calls made to his Department's call centres in the last period for which figures are...

      Tractors: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many accidents have been caused by tractors in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Training

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

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the cost of implementation of universal credit; and if he will make a statement.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what savings his Department expects to make from the mandatory revisions for universal credit and for the period of instituting a mandatory...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many non-dependent adults in households in (a) Great Britain, (b) England, (c) Wales, (d) Scotland and (e) each parliamentary...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make an assessment of the introduction of housing cost contribution in respect of payments of universal credit in respect of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many non-dependent adults aged (a) 21-24 and in receipt of jobseeker's allowance and (b) 21-24 who are being assessed for their capability...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make an assessment of the effect on levels of youth homelessness in (a) Great Britain, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Scotland...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assistance his Department plans to provide to people making a claim for universal credit who are prevented from using a computer as a...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in what areas the IT system for universal credit will be rolled out in autumn 2013; and what the expected timescale is for the remaining areas.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assumptions on (a) forecast caseload and (b) IT delivery timescales were made in his Department's initial bid to the Treasury for funding...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many meetings his Department has had with the Department for Education on the treatment of free school meals under universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much of the universal credit spending envelope was spent to the most detailed figure available in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13; and how much...

      Universal Credit: Ashton Under Lyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what changes have been made to Jobcentre Plus staffing in Ashton-under-Lyne to support delivery of the universal credit pathfinder.

      Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects new statistics on the number of vacancies by constituency to be released.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of specialist training given to Atos health care professionals in relation to fluctuating conditions; and what...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on publishing statistics on the number and percentage of (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful appeals for (i) repeat...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many participants in their second year of the Work Programme have not had a job outcome to date.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria are used to evaluate companies involved in the Work Programme.

  • House of Lords

    • Adoption

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have made to the Government of Australia regarding its apology for the past practices of forced adoptions of children of unmarried...

    • Airports: Heathrow

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for upgrading the short-term holding facilities at Heathrow Airport; and what approved budgets can be used for that purpose.

      Arms Export

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether officials from the Ministry of Defence, the Defence Export Services Organisation, or the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills were involved...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 22 April (WA 350–1), how many caseworkers are now employed to interview and process asylum...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they opted out of the revised European Union Directive on Reception Conditions which laid down minimum standards for the reception of asylum seekers; and...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to allow failed asylum seekers who have made fresh submissions for asylum which have been pending for 12 months or more to apply for...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what legal and advice services they provide to prospective asylum seekers throughout the asylum process.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many failed asylum seekers’ children were separated from their parents before deportation in each of the last five years.

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Governor and the Bank of England were consulted about and supported their proposals to support lending for the purchase of residential properties.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the forecast cost over the next five years of the announcement in the Budget that tier one capital issued by banks will be tax deductible; and why...

      Banks: Bank of Cyprus UK

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 22 April (WA 351-2), how much by way of extra levies the Bank of Cyprus UK has been charged by the...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the findings of the report by the Children’s Society, Parliamentary Inquiry into Asylum Support for Children and Young People, whether...

      Care Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision will be made under the Care Bill for young adults with complex needs who require a transition service after formal schooling.

      Care Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which child outcomes will be considered where local authorities are conducting a child’s needs assessment under provisions set out in the Care Bill.

      Care Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the ordinary residence requirement in the Care Bill on young adults who require transition services.

      Cartels

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what requirements regulators must meet to call for evidence of cartel behaviour in a particular market; and when a regulator should be expected to undertake...

      Census

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 8 January (WA 39–40), whether they have published their guidance on how to move prisoners from the...

      Charities: Cup Trust

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are investigating any regulated financial institution or person holding a controlling position in such an institution in connection with the Cup...

      Civil Service: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the titles of the training courses provided to civil servants on the Fast Stream programme based at the Department for Business, Innovation and...

      Civil Service: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) ministers, and (2) permanent secretaries, have completed modules offered by Civil Service Learning since Civil Service Learning came into...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they supported the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund in requiring the Republic of Cyprus to apply a levy on amounts covered by...

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo about the arrest in that country of the opposition politician...

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reported sightings of the M23 militia gang around Goma; and whether they will refer the use of rape as a weapon of war by...

      Economy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they continue to cite the research of Professors Reinhart and Rogoff in justifying fiscal policy. To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the...

      Education: GCSEs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many 16–18 year olds obtained a GCSE at grade A*-C in (1) English, (2) mathematics, and (3) both English and mathematics, for each year since 2002.

      Education: High-performing Jurisdictions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 25 April (WA 464), what criteria they used to determine that Hong Kong is a jurisdiction having English as a...

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Newby on 10 April (WA 280), what is their assessment of reports that Egyptian army medical staff were instructed to...

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Restitution of Illicit Assets Act in Switzerland; and whether they will introduce a similar measure to address the freezing...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the remarks of Professor Miodrag Stojkovic, reported in Nature, volume 497, no 7449, that “the most surprising thing...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 5 December 2012 (WA 158–9), what assessment they have made of the practicality of somatic cell nuclear...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the development of new technologies to create cloned human embryos, what is their assessment of the case for an international legal ban on...

      Energy: Oil

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which regulatory body or bodies are responsible for ensuring that companies participating in the oil markets do not abuse their market power; and how those...

      Energy: Wind Turbines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the total cost to the Government and the consumer of direct and indirect subsidies for the introduction of wind turbines into...

      EU: Banking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether resolution of individual eurozone member states’ banking crises has been made more likely by virtue of those...

      EU: Economic Partnership Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether European Union Economic Partnership Agreements being negotiated will provide full duty-free access to the European Union market for exports from the...

      EU: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the value of fraud in the European Union; what action they intend to take to obtain a reduction in such fraud; and whether...

      EU: Olive Oil

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the European Union proposal to ban refillable olive oil containers in restaurants was agreed by a majority of member states; and what assessment they...

      EU: Regional Development Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total financial support from the European Regional Development Fund to the United Kingdom in each of the last three years for which figures are...

      EU: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the implications for the United Kingdom of the operation of the European Union financial transaction tax, they will make preliminary...

      EU: Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to support the proposed extension to the exemption for Least Developed Countries from the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property...

      EU: Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many trade-restrictive measures have been adopted by the European Union since the beginning of the financial crisis.

      Finance: Hire Purchase and Credit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will re-introduce terms controls for hire purchase contracts and credit sales to control periods of excess credit expansion.

      Finance: Payday Loans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Popat on 12 March (Official Report, col. 135), in what circumstances it would be appropriate for the Financial Conduct...

      G8

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the removal of trade barriers facing exports from the poorest countries to the markets of developed countries will be included in the agenda for the...

      Government Departments: Meetings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what dates the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ Small Business Economic Forum met in (1) 2010, (2) 2011, (3) 2012, and (4) 2013 to...

      Government Departments: Secondments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people are currently on secondment to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills from companies in the United Kingdom; and what are the...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff were employed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in May 2010 at each of the department’s regional offices; and what...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff directly employed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills were previously (1) a director of a United Kingdom company, (2) chief...

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Traveller pitches provided from public funds are self-financing, including repayment of capital employed.

      Health: Chlamydia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure continuity in local chlamydia screening services following the transfer of responsibilities to local authorities; and how they will...

      Health: Human Papilloma Virus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many suspected adverse reaction reports to (1) Gardasil, (2) Cervarix, and (3) other Human Papilloma Virus vaccines, have been recorded under the yellow...

      Health: Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the expenditure in England for the past year on (1) male suicide prevention, (2) tackling depression in men, and (3) specific mental health...

      Health: Midwives

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to enable self-employed midwives who are not part of corporate bodies to access affordable professional indemnity insurance. To ask...

      Health: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to increase the benefits of the multiple sclerosis (MS) Risk Scheme particularly with reference to access to treatment and the...

      Health: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to improve new treatment rates for multiple sclerosis (MS), in particular with respect to the prescription of effective MS drugs.

      Health: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether reviews by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence of clinical guidelines and the development of a quality standard for multiple...

      Health: Trans People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will monitor and ensure delivery of consistent standards of care for trans people across all services provided by the National Health Service.

      Health: Trans People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of recent allegations of abuse of trans people by medical staff, collected under the Twitter hashtag #transdocfail, what steps they are taking...

      Health: Trans People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the lines of responsibility and accountability within both the Government and the National Health Service for the provision of healthcare to trans...

      Higher Education: Grants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government (1) how many, and (2) what proportion, of full-time undergraduates in receipt of (a) full maintenance support grants, and (b) partial maintenance support...

      Higher Education: Universities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what control they have over the running of universities located in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

      House of Lords: Offices

      To ask the Chairman of Committees, further to his Written Answer on 22 April (WA 382), to which group, individual or office Room 13 on the second floor, West Front, has been allocated.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which sites and what volume of land will be released for self-build projects in the United Kingdom; and how local authorities and local community groups will...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual estimated value of self-build to the United Kingdom economy; what is the current volume of construction in the self-build sector; and what...

      Housing: Mortgages

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their proposed plans to support mortgage lending applicable to existing housing stock will cover the purchase of second homes by married couples.

      Housing: Mortgages

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have reviewed the impact on house prices of their new mortgage proposals.

      Human Trafficking

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

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when was the last meeting of the UK Border Force with French authorities to discuss the trafficking of children into and out of the United Kingdom through...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many coach companies arriving in or departing from the United Kingdom at Victoria coach station have provided information to the Inter-Departmental...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Operation Newbridge, an initiative for detecting potentially trafficked children at Gatwick airport; and whether there are...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Operation Golf, a joint investigation between the Metropolitan Police, Europol, and Romanian authorities; and whether there...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what facilities exist at the ports of Folkestone and Dover to provide a place of safety for children who may be victims of trafficking; and which agency is...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 22 April (WA284-5), why the UK Border Force confidential telephone number for reporting human...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the cost of providing specialist care and additional safeguards in the accommodation for child victims of trafficking.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what checks are performed when European Union nationals bring spouses and families without a European Union nationality into the United Kingdom; whether any...

      Immigration: Interpreters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many hearings of the second tier immigration tribunal have been cancelled on the grounds that (1) interpreters failed to attend, or (2) interpreters...

      Iraq: Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ ability to determine the status of the residents in Camp Liberty...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about the reopening of Shaheda Street in Hebron to all peaceful users.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the legality of trading with settlements in the Occupied Territories.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Palestine’s membership and use of the International Criminal Court on any future Israeli aggression.

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel following reports of Israeli authorities cutting off the water supply of 10 villages...

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether under their proposed residence test as described in the transforming legal aid consultation child victims of trafficking will be able to access civil...

      Lithuania

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 25 February (WA 246), whether they will review conditions in Lukiskes prison, Lithuania.

      Luxembourg Compromise

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Newby on 10 April (WA 316), whether they will now answer the question with regard to the Luxembourg Compromise.

      Migrant Domestic Workers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ratify the International Labour Organisation Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers.

      Migrant Domestic Workers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they treat foreign domestic workers forced to work excessive hours for less than the minimum wage, or not paid in cash, as persons trafficked by...

      Migration Advisory Committee

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 28 January (WA292-3), what categories of doctors are currently on the Migration Advisory Committee’s...

      Overseas Conflict: Sexual Violence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timetable for implementing Article 7 of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict during and beyond the United Kingdom’s...

      Overseas Conflict: Sexual Violence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what mechanisms will be put in place to monitor the implementation of Article 7 of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many passports were issued by their embassy in Dublin in each of the past 10 years.

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many passports were issued by the Passport Office in Belfast in each of the past 10 years.

      Prisoners: Treatment and Rehabilitation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prisoners and young offenders were transferred in 2012 to establishments unable to offer the treatment or rehabilitative courses for which they had...

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether total public sector pay is rising at a faster rate than total private sector pay; and if so, why.

      School Standards and Framework Act 1998

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether section 60 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 is consistent with European Union Council Directive...

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to encourage providers and commissioners of smoking cessation services to monitor and improve (1) 4-week, (2) 12-week, and (3)...

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to introduce outcome measures on (1) smoking status, and (2) smoking cessation.

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of smoking cessation in the delivery of improved patient outcomes for long-term conditions and mortality rates.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made regarding the human rights situation in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether progress has been made in improving human rights in Sri Lanka.

      Sukhranjan Bali

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the Government of India to encourage them to grant Sukhranjan Bali temporary protection in that country to enable...

      Talent Strategies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the latest Talent Strategy for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, which is referred to in the department’s...

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 22 April (WA 353-4), what action is taken if a self-employed person who has failed to submit a tax return...

      Teachers: Misconduct

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what role the National College for Teaching and Leadership has in relation to upholding professional teaching standards; what action it can take in cases of...

      Teachers: Misconduct

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what access (1) further education colleges, and (2) sixth form colleges, have to the misconduct records held by the National College for Teaching and...

      Transport and Utility Industries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have studied foreign company ownership of participants in the United Kingdom utility and transport industries; whether any of the owners are...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the practical implications of abolishing the UK Border Agency.

      UK Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what specific commitments and additional commitments have been given by the United Kingdom since 1994 under the General Agreement on Trade in Services in...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many entry visas excluding tourist visas were issued in 2012 to non-European Union nationals for family, study work and intra-company transfer, and in...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether under the terms of the Immigration Rules Israeli citizens who have settled illegally in Occupied Palestinian Territories are deemed to require...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 10 April (WA 341), whether they maintain a record of how many immigrants are sponsored annually...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 10 April (WA 341), what assessment they have made of why the number of applications from within...

      Waterways and Canals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the value of recreational use of canals and navigable rivers to the United Kingdom economy.

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to support the trade facilitation deal, and duty-free, quota-free access for Least Developed Countries at the World Trade Organisation's...

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