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Written answers

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the answer of 25 April 2013, Official Report, column 1116W, on Arts, on which projects relating to the creative...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been allocated for the delivery of the named super connected cities, announced in November 2012 by city; how much has been...

      Travel

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

  • Women and Equalities

    • Buildings

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what the total running costs were for each building used, owned or rented in central London by the Government Equalities Office in each of the last...

    • Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities (1) what progress she has made on her review of extending civil partnerships to opposite sex couples; and when she plans to publish the conclusions...

      Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what consultation has been carried out by her Department with the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland on the provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many apprentices are employed by his Department; and how many of those apprentices are aged (a) under 19, (b) 19 to 25,...

    • Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average cost to his Department was of processing the payment of an invoice in the latest period for which figures...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many incidents have been reported to his Department of milk infected by tuberculosis (TB) since May 2010; and for what...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the UK's allocation from the EU CAP budget (a) will be in each of the next five years and (b) was in each of the...

      Farms: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for the Home Department (a) the prevalence of crimes on farms and (b) the...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress he has made on implementing the Coalition Agreement commitment to introduce honesty in food labelling so...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which aspects of the European Parliament's ENVI Committee vote on the F-Gas Regulation held on 19 June 2013 he (a) supports,...

      Internal Drainage Boards: Arun

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who the members of the Internal Drainage Board of Arun District Council are.

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on external lawyers' fees in the last year for which figures are available.

      National Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) rangers, (b) planners, (c) archaeologists, (d) sustainable development advisers and (e) education officers were...

      Nature Conservation: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) the National Wildlife Crime Unit, (b) the Metropolitan Police Wildlife...

      Nature Conservation: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions his Department has had with the Home Office and the devolved Administrations on specialist policing...

      Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what specific costs were incurred under his Department's operating costs in each of the last three years.

      Press: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on newspapers, periodicals and trade publications in the last 12 months.

      Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will list all parliamentary constituencies ranked in order of rurality.

      Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will list all Twitter accounts for which officials of his Department (a) have had and (b) currently have responsibility...

      Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his Department's vacancy rate was in 2012-13; and what vacancy rate has been assumed for 2013-14.

      Water Supply: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the water leakage levels in (a) Harlow and (b) Essex were in each year since 2008.

      Water Supply: Lead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to reduce the concentration of lead in drinking water to the safe levels defined by the World Health...

  • Defence

    • Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his plans are for RAF Barford St John over the next (a) 12 months and (b) two years.

    • Armed Forces: Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to Spending Round 2013, Cm 8639, what changes to allowances of civilian staff will take place; and what estimate he has made of the amount...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which Government Departments contribute to the Deployed Military Activity Pool; (2) what criteria governs the spending of funds from the Deployed...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what functions of his Department will be transferred to the Cabinet Office as a result of Spending Review 2013.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the cost of relocating 71 (IR) Squadron to RAF Wittering; and if he will make a statement.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what consultation process he plans as part of the review of the pension ages of the Ministry of Defence Police and the Defence Fire and Rescue...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what reductions will be made in the (a) resource and (b) capital spending of his Department in 2015-16 as a result of the Spending Review 2013.

      Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what change will be made to the capacity and function of the current B Squadron Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry base at Dawley Bank in Telford.

      Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list all Twitter accounts for which officials of his Department (a) have had and (b) currently have responsibility for (i) monitoring and (ii)...

      Veterans: World War II

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent estimate he has made of the number of World War Two veterans in (a) Halton constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c) the UK.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when the seller rating function on the eco-brokerage is going live.

    • Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of his Department's progress towards eradicating fuel poverty for all households in England by 2016;...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues on the effects of the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000 on...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recommendations his Department has received from the Behavioural Insights Team based in the Cabinet Office on better incentivising...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will confirm the criteria under which households are entitled to claim Green Deal cashback vouchers.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2013, Official Report, column 618W, on the Green Deal Scheme, in which (a) parliamentary constituency...

      Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how many power stations have been mothballed in each of the last 20 years; (2) what estimate his Department has made of the...

      Warm Front Scheme: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how much his Department spent on the Warm Front Scheme in York local authority area in each year since the inception of that...

      Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the operation of (a) section 1 and (b) section 2 of the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act...

      Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have had with their counterparts in...

  • Attorney-General

    • Crown Court Sentencing: Referrals

      To ask the Attorney-General how many representations he has received requesting that sentence given in a Crown Court be considered for referral to the Court of Appeal for review because it may be...

    • Human Trafficking

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will undertake a review of whether any victims of human trafficking have been prosecuted for offences that relate to their trafficking.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Attorney-General what advice he has given to ministerial colleagues on the release of private correspondence between hon. Members and their constituents which have been forwarded by...

      Police: Wales

      To ask the Attorney-General at what date the Crown Prosecution Service plans to publish the report by Her Majesty's Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service into the collapse of the prosecution...

  • Transport

    • Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if his Department plans to conduct any studies on aircraft cabin air contamination.

    • Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Independent Committee on Toxicity has reached any formal conclusions on the reports submitted by his Department about aircraft cabin air...

      Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations his Department has received from scientific journals about (a) its report in collaboration with Cranfield University entitled...

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on concessionary bus travel for pensioners (a) in England and (b) in the City of York in each year since 2004-05.

      Bus Services: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local bus services in West Sussex are not reduced.

      Motor Vehicles: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what timescale his Department is working to regarding the implementation of the proposal for a European regulation on the sound level of motor...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on increasing the provision of rail services via Open Access train operating company providers on (a) the East Coast Mainline and...

      Railways: Crewe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish the franchise agreement for services from Crewe to London via Kidsgrove operated by London Midland.

      Railways: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to publish the Terms of Reference for the South Coast Railway Study; and what progress has been made on that project since 9 May 2013.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will place in the Library details of the grants which his Department has given to each local authority for purposes of road maintenance in each...

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information he holds on the average total cost of qualifying as a deck or engine officer.

      Shoreham Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received about the possible sale of the freehold of Shoreham Airport.

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport over what period the next end of period adjustment for shipping company groups elected to the Tonnage Tax scheme 2013-14 will take place.

      Youth Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding his Department allocated for youth work in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.

  • Scotland

    • Vending Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many vending machines in his Department's premises contain snack foods that are high in calories and low in nutritional value.

  • Wales

    • Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether he plans to publish the consensual narrative outlining a vision for the future contribution of civil society to the wellbeing of Wales referred to...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will list all Twitter accounts for which officials of her Department (a) have had and (b) currently have responsibility for (i)...

    • Vending Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many vending machines in her Department's premises contain snack foods that are high in calories and low in nutritional value.

      Youth Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding her Department allocated for youth work in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if she will make a statement.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • African Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the future work programme of the African Union High-level Implementation Panel.

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the use of Swedish-made weapons against ethnic minorities in Kachin State, Burma.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on whether draft laws in Burma which are being drafted with the assistance of the Government are...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information the Government has relating to the involvement of the (a) Arakan Liberation Party and (b) Rakhine National...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the deployment of the new Intervention Brigade in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; and what...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with (a) the UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region and (b) his foreign counterparts on the...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; and what assessment he has made of...

      Dominican Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent estimate he has made of the number of British citizens residing permanently in the Dominican Republic.

      Dominican Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of judicial processes in the Dominican Republic; and if he will make a statement.

      Dominican Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times the Government has intervened to make representations on behalf of British citizens detained in the Dominican...

      Dominican Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens are currently detained following conviction in the Dominican Republic; and what the average length of...

      Dominican Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens are currently detained awaiting trial in the Dominican Republic.

      G8: County Fermanagh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how the compliance commitments made in the June 2013 G8 Summit communiqué will be monitored.

      G8: County Fermanagh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what official souvenirs were given to attendees at the conclusion of the G8 Summit at Lough Erne; and what the cost of those...

      Gambia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of The Gambia between June 2011 and September 2012 on the imprisonment of Dr...

      Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Kenya in relation to seeking a resolution over Kenyan public sector...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Palestinian Authority about reports that PA TV has broadcast a video calling on...

      Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list all Twitter accounts for which officials of his Department (a) have had and (b) currently have responsibility...

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the upcoming expiry of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan's mandate in...

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of peacekeepers deployed to South Sudan by China.

  • Home Department

    • Action Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the annual operating budget of Action Fraud is.

    • Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti-social behaviour orders were issued (a) nationally and (b) in Peterborough constituency in each of the last five years; and...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 13 June 2013, Official Report, columns 595-6W, on asylum, if she will provide the relevant statistics for the cases...

      Crime: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) thefts and (b) other offences against heavy goods vehicles which were parked or left unattended on public roads were reported to...

      Crime: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many offences of (a) crime related to vehicles, (b) burglary of a dwelling, (c) other burglary, (d) criminal damage, (e) theft, (f)...

      Detection Rates: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the crime detection rate was for North Yorkshire police force in each year since 2004-05.

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the psychoactive substance Benzo Fury or any of its component substances were first identified by her Department's forensic early...

      English Language: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether UK citizens taking foreign national young people into their homes for the purpose of learning English at the request of a...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will establish a high-level working group on business visas.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will review the content and length of business visa application forms.

      Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department is investigating any unregulated funds similar to the Connaught Income Fund; and what details she can provide on those...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many closure orders restricting access to premises linked to the exploitation or prostitution of trafficked women have been (a) applied...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) nail bars and (b) cannabis factories have been investigated by the police in relation to human trafficking in each of the last...

      Independent Police Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) current and (b) former members of the police service (i) currently serve and (ii) served between 2005 and 2012, on the...

      Independent Police Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research she has commissioned into the level of public confidence in the Independent Police Complaints Commission since May 2010; and if...

      Independent Police Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what resource funding she plans to allocate to the Independent Police Complaints Commission for (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15; and if she will...

      Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much income has been generated by the (a) Late Night Levy and (b) Early Morning Restriction Order to date; and whether she expects the...

      Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to begin consultations on the introduction of full-cost recovery for licence applications under the Licensing Act 2003; and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Bassetlaw on Enid Taylor-Rusthworth sent on 22 March 2013.

      National Ballistics Intelligence Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many referrals were made by each police force in England and Wales to the National Ballistics Intelligence Service in each year since 2008.

      North Yorkshire Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much core police funding her Department has allocated to the North Yorkshire Police Authority in (a) cash and (b) real terms in...

      North Yorkshire Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many police officers of each rank and grade were employed by North Yorkshire Police on 31 March and 30 September in each year since...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much the Independent Police Complaints Commission spent on investigating complaints into the actions of each police force in each...

      Police: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers there were in Northamptonshire police force area in (i) 2010, (ii)...

      Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will list all Twitter accounts for which officials of her Department (a) have had and (b) currently have responsibility for (i)...

      Vending Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many vending machines in her Department's premises contain snack foods that are high in calories and low in nutritional value.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to ensure that organisations are able to carry out Disclosure and Barring Service checks for staff and...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what comparative assessment his Department has made of the amount of air passenger duty paid by (a) British companies, (b) French companies, (c)...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many apprentices are currently employed by his Department; and how many such apprentices are aged (a) under 19, (b) 19 to 25, (c) 26 to 30, (d) 31 to 59...

      Business Travel: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate his Department has made of the effects on economic activity of an increase in business use of air travel; (2) what assessment he has...

      European Investment Bank

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the statement of 2 July 2013, Official Report, column 753, on EU, in which ways the additional funding coming to the UK as a result of the...

      Financial Services Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether savings covered by the terms and limits of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme are protected against (a) ad hoc restrictions of access, (b)...

      Revenue and Customs: Rhyl

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people are employed at Rhyl Tax Office.

      SITA Trust

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to respond to the Sita Trust report, Sita Trust's Funds Held, submitted in response to his Department's Funds Held challenge.

      Tax Allowances: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the distributional consequences were of payments of pension tax relief in respect of persons on (a) the basic rate of income tax, (b) the higher...

      Tiuta

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2013, Official Report, column 406W, on Financial Services, which activities of Tiuta plc fell under the supervision of the...

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether HM Revenue and Customs undertakes regular assessments to ensure that the Tonnage Tax scheme is not used to avoid tax.

      Youth Work

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much funding his Department allocated for youth work in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the reasons are for the abolition of the UK Advisory Network; and whether he has any plans to offer a replacement or...

    • Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to Annex B of his Department's publication, Construction 2025, published on 2 July 2013, what steps he plans to...

      Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make an assessment of the London Economics report entitled the outcomes associated with the BTEC route of degree level...

      EU Grants and Loans: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has held with the European Commission on the allocation of transitional funding for Liverpool for the period...

      Galileo System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the cost (a) in total and (b) to the UK of the EU's Galileo satellite programme; and if he...

      Post Offices: Rhyl

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people are employed at Rhyl Crown Post Office.

      Regional Growth Fund: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much the Regional Growth Fund has spent in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) City of York in (i) cash and (ii) real terms...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what guarantees and safeguards he has put in place to protect the pensions scheme of (a) past workers and (b) present workers at...

      Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will list all Twitter accounts for which officials of his Department (a) have had and (b)currently have responsibility for...

      Student Loans Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many overpayments were made by the Student Loans Company in error in the 2012-13 financial year. [R]

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans her Department has to fund women's shelters in Afghanistan; and if she will make a statement.

    • Developing Countries: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what commitments UK retailers made to improve labour standards and working conditions in the developing countries they operate in...

      Developing Countries: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development in what ways her Department has held the International Climate Fund and the Global Environment Facility to account for how UK...

      Developing Countries: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to leverage its financial leadership of the global malaria campaign into greater commitments by...

      Developing Countries: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to the report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department for International Development: Malaria, HC 534, what...

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether her recent commitment, at the Nutrition for Growth Summit, to increase funding for nutrition specific interventions by eight...

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how the financial commitment made at the recent Nutrition for Growth Summit of increased funding of eight per cent between 2013 and...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how her Department's budget increase for 2013 was allocated via (a) multilateral organisations and (b) bilateral programmes.

      Vending Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many vending machines in her Department's premises contain snack foods that are high in calories and low in nutritional value.

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many admissions there were for alcohol-related illnesses in (a) York, (b) North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust area and (c) England in each...

    • Antidepressants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 19 December 2011, Official Report, column 1037W, on anti-depressants, for what reason, in the final version of the...

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2013, Official Report, column 702W, on Care Quality Commission: Spend on Public Affairs, how much the Care Quality...

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2013, Official Report, column 701W, on Care Quality Commission, how many people have been employed with the Care Quality...

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2013, Official Report, column 702W, on Care Quality Commission: Public Affairs Team, how many people the Care Quality...

      Cystic Fibrosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the progress and development of the new national urgent lung allocation system for cystic fibrosis patients.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of children living with a parent who is a drug-abusing addict; and how that estimate was reached.

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the Drug Strategy 2010, page 18, paragraph six, what estimate he has made of the number of people in receipt of substitute prescriptions...

      First Aid: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the potential effects of teaching first aid in schools on public health and reducing unnecessary accident and emergency...

      Flour: Folic Acid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had with (a) other Government Departments, (b) industry representatives, (c) health stakeholders and (d) others on the...

      General Practitioners: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) GPs, (b) nurses, (c) other clinical staff and (d) staff in total were employed in GP surgeries in the City of York in each year since 2009-10.

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Maize

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what safety assessment he has made of recent research by Professor Seralini at the University of Caen on the toxic effect of the consumption of Monsanto's...

      Health Services: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent NHS (a) hospital doctors, (b) GPs, (c) dentists, (d) nurses and midwives, (e) other clinical staff and (f) staff in total...

      NHS Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration he is giving to the timetable for applications for NHS Foundation Trust status by existing applicants; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the annual pay settlement for doctors and consultants was between 1997 and 2010; (2) what the annual pay settlement in the NHS was between...

      Nurses: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average gross earnings of a full-time equivalent NHS nurse was in (a) cash and (b) real terms in (i) England and (ii) York in each year...

      Opiates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in each local authority area have been receiving a prescribing intervention for their opioid dependency for (a) less than 12 months, (b)...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received regarding the potential for an opt-out organ donation system in the UK as a whole.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with Organización Nacional de Trasplantes regarding organ donation rates in Spain.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) assessment he has made and (b) reports he has received on the effect of dedicated transplant co-ordinators situated in hospitals on the rate of...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that the intensive care units exist to (a) receive, (b) maintain and (c) make full use of all organs donated by organ donors.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what change there has been in organ donation rates in England since the Organ Donation Taskforce reported.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average age of an organ donor was in each year from 2000.

      Public Health England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women are (a) on the board of Public Health England and (b) directors of Public Health England; how many such women (i) applied for these posts...

      Public Health England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the ability of Public Health England to fulfil its gender equality obligations under the Equality Act 2010; what assessment...

      Public Health England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish Public Health England's equality strategy.

      Public Health England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to ensure greater representation of women on the board of Public Health England.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer of 26 June 2013, Official Report, column 313, on the Spending Review, what the evidential...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2013, Official Report, column 731W, on surgery, what assessment he has made of the implications for that policy of...

      York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how long on average people waited in accident and emergency at York Hospital before being treated in each year since 1996-97.

      York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were waiting for a first outpatient appointment at York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on 1 April and 1 October in each year since 1996.

      York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were waiting for elective admission at York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on 1 April in each year since 1996.

      York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what level of capital expenditure his Department provided for York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in each year since 1996-97.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of how many affordable homes (a) have been provided under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning...

    • Betting Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress he has made following the Portas Review into high streets to classify betting shops under a separate use class.

      Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will take steps to extend Part M regulations to extensions to buildings; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance he has issued to local authorities on granting educational relief for business rates to private, voluntary and...

      Disabled Facilities Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether his Department has conducted any studies into variations in the fees charged by local authorities and utility...

      Disabled Facilities Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many disabled facilities grants were approved in the last five years in England and Wales.

      Fire Services: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the retained duty fire fighting system in the Mid Bedfordshire constituency.

      Fire Services: Cleveland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations his Department has received from (a) Cleveland Fire Authority and (b) the Chief Fire Officer of Cleveland...

      Fire Services: Cleveland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the basis was for the statement of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to the...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to prevent reductions in the pensions of retained system firefighters.

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many people have been required to leave their homes in the North of England since the introduction of the under...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes containing two or more bedrooms under local authority or housing association control were lying empty in the...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his most recent estimate is of the number of houses for which planning permission has been granted but which are not yet...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local plans have been rejected by his Department's inspectors on the basis of providing insufficient housing numbers...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria and evidence his Department's inspectors use when assessing the appropriate housing provision for an area when...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance he has recently issued on building on the flood plain.

      Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities are better able to access wheelchair accessible housing stock in...

      Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of demand for wheelchair-accessible properties in the UK.

      Housing: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new homes in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) Barnsley and (c) South Yorkshire have qualified for the New Homes...

      Land Use: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will produce further planning guidance on protecting the best and most versatile agricultural land from development.

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the annual pay settlement for local government workers was between 1997 and 2010.

      Planning Permission: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress he has made following the Portas Review on promoting the inclusion of the high street in neighbourhood plans.

      Regional Resilience Forums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which bodies are responsible for carrying out the work previously done by regional resilience forums.

      Rents: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of trends in social housing rent arrears since April 2013.

      Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will list all Twitter accounts for which officials of his Department (a) have had and (b) currently have responsibility...

      Social Rented Housing: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many additional social rent dwellings were provided by York local authority area in 2009-10 and in each year since then.

      Urban Areas: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he has taken following the Portas Review to support imaginative community use of empty properties through Community...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Special Advisers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many special advisers there are in his Office.

    • House of Lords Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his plans are for reform of the House of Lords; and if he will make a statement.

      Voting Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has for voting reform.

      City Deal: Norwich

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what progress he has made on agreeing a City Deal for Norwich.

      Commonwealth: Succession Laws

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether there is a timetable for the implementation of the new succession laws in the other Commonwealth realms.

      Privy Council

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when the Privy Council will next meet.

      Social Mobility

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues on improving social mobility.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Average Earnings: York

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what estimate the UK Statistics Authority has made of the median gross weekly earnings of (a) men, (b) women and (c) all people employed (i)...

    • Business in the Community

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what funding his Department gave to businesses in the community's business connections scheme in each of the last three years; and if he will make a...

      Employment: Private Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the net change in the number of private sector jobs in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council area, (c) South...

      Vacancies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his Department's vacancy rate was in 2012-13; and what vacancy rate has been assumed for 2013-14.

      Vending Machines

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many vending machines in the Prime Minister's premises contain snack foods that are high in calories and low in nutritional value.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much funding the National Citizen Service was allocated in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; how much funding it will be allocated in (i)...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the amount of additional income the providers of the National Citizen Service generated from the (a) private sector and (b)...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Construction: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to Construction 2025 Industrial Strategy: government and industry in partnership, published on 2 July 2013, what steps he is...

    • Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many food banks the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Welfare Reform has visited since he took office; (2) how many (a)...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much in unspent discretionary housing payments has been returned to the Exchequer by each local authority in Wales in the last five...

      Pensioners: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the annual mean benefit income was in (a) cash terms and (b) at current prices for (i) pensioner couples and (ii) single pensioners in (A)...

      Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many respite hours per week parents with children who (a) are autistic, (b) have cerebral palsy and (c) have spina bifida are...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that claimant data can be shared when two or more separate benefit claims are made by the same claimant.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost of the implementation of weekly signing in (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library details of the data sources, methodology and calculation he used to establish that net median household...

      Social Security Benefits: Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans the Government has to allow jobseekers and other welfare claimants to be able to register and sign on at post offices; and if he...

      Social Services: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding his Department allocated to City of York council for expenditure on social services for people aged 65 years or over in each...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department receives any financial or non-financial benefit from its telephone providers for telephone lines that (a) his Department...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of (a) the benefit savings made as a result of the job outcomes achieved by the Work programme from June 2011 to...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department allocated for (a) attachment, (b) job outcome and (c) sustainment to Work programme providers between June 2011 to...

  • Justice

    • Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average waiting time for an employment and support allowance appeal was in (a) the UK and (b) Hull for each of the last 24 months; and what...

    • Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been prosecuted in magistrates courts for providing false information relating to their financial circumstances in each of the last...

      Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on employment protection for people bereaved by a homicide.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the potential effect of his Department's transforming legal aid proposals on the number of people in receipt of legal aid...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the total value of legal aid contribution orders made in the Crown court in each of the last five years was; and what proportion of those costs were...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many representations he has received from organisations, companies and individuals on his legal aid reform consultation in the last six months.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the desirable ratio of firms who provide legal aid to people seeking such aid.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what consideration he has given to the rights of children as set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in developing his proposals for...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he will take to ensure that child victims of trafficking have access to appropriately qualified solicitors under his proposals for criminal...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effect of planned changes to legal aid on family courts.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on what date he plans to bring forward secondary legislation to implement policy changes arising from his Department's consultation, Transforming Legal...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the reforms to legal aid proposed in his Department's consultation on...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what consideration he has made of future changes in fees for experts within the legal aid budget.

      Magistrates Courts: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what factors he took into account in the decision to close Coventry magistrates court; and if he will make a statement.

      Misconduct: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what sentences have been imposed on people found guilty of committing an offence of (a) misconduct in public office and (b) conspiracy to commit...

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on seeking input from families of victims when an application for parole has been considered.

      Prisoners’ Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his Department's policy is on informing the family of a murder victim about the release from custody of the person convicted of that murder.

      Prisoners’ Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoner transfers were made from each prison establishment in England and Wales in each week from November 2012 to May 2013.

      Prisons: Visits

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

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the suspension of his Department's end user computing and common services contract on the...

      Sexual Offences: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make it his policy to introduce specialist courts to try offences (a) of child sexual abuse and (b) all sexual offences.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Bats

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what the policy of the Church Commissioners is on dealing with bats in churches; and if he will make a statement.

  • Education

    • Academic Year

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the expected benefits of allowing schools to vary term dates are.

    • Academic Year

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received regarding concerns over proposals to allow schools to vary term dates.

      Academies Capital Maintenance Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much each school has received under the Academies Capital Maintenance Fund in each year of that fund's operation; and in which parliamentary...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department will spend on free child care for disadvantaged two-year-olds in (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2015-16.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the value of local authority Early Years advisers to private, voluntary and independent Early Years child care providers.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent priorities have been set for his Department by the Prime Minister; and if he will make a statement.

      Education: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children in state education in (a) York local authority area and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber region achieved (i) Level 2 or above...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2013, Official Report, column 599, on free school meals, what assessment he has made of how many and what proportion...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2013, Official Report, column 599, on free school meals, if he will set a date for the publication of plans for the...

      Higher Education: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much mainstream grant funding was allocated by the Training and Development Agency for Schools to (a) the University of York and (b) York St John...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department (a) has issued to schools since May 2010 and (b) plans to issue to schools in the next six months on reducing obesity...

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has assessed the potential social, educational and economic benefits of supporting play therapy and early intervention at key...

      Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which body determines whether a parent receives any respite hours when coping with a child who is autistic.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children in (a) Hampshire and (b) England have been denied access to school meals as a direct result of failure to pay outstanding meal fees...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will estimate the amount spent by schools in England on the purchase of meat for consumption in school dinners in the most recent period for...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools served hot school meals in each year from 2010 to the latest available date; and if he will...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the proportion of pupils in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools who had school-provided lunches in each year since 2010.

      Schools: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what grants for capital spending to improve kitchen facilities were made to schools in each year since 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many incidents of violence towards (a) staff and (b) pupils were reported in the 10 per cent of (i) primary schools and (ii) secondary schools with...

      Schools: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many incidents of violence towards (a) staff and (b) pupils were reported in (i) primary schools and (ii) secondary schools in each year since 2010 .

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 3 June 2013, Official Report, column 1013W, on schools: standards, if he will ask HM Chief Inspector to provide the requested...

      Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will list all Twitter accounts for which officials of his Department (a) have had and (b) currently have responsibility for (i) monitoring and...

      Teach First

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of graduates from each Russell Group university applied to the Teach First programme in each year since that programme's creation.

      Young People: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people in City of York have received (a) education maintenance allowance and (b) the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund in each year since the...

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consultation his Department held with young people before publishing its report entitled Positive for Youth—One year on.

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which youth bodies his Department consulted about the transfer of responsibility for youth services to the Cabinet Office; and what the dates were of...

      Youth Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding his Department allocated for youth work in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Welsh Military Bases

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many military bases and military establishments are in Wales; which they are; and what is their estimate of the contribution of those bases and...

    • Children: Sexually Explicit Material

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what sentencing and prosecution guidelines are in place for the uploading, sharing and advertising of sexually explicit content by young people.

      Communication: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is any requirement on mobile telephony companies to retain mobile telephony coverage in remote areas as part of the conditions of their...

      Communications Data

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a warrant from a Secretary of State is required for GCHQ to collect or store or intercept a spoken or written conversation over the internet when...

      Communications Data

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any further authorisation, over and above a certificate issued under section 8 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, is required for...

      Communications Data

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether GCHQ collects and stores untargeted data as it passes over internet infrastructure; and, if so, under what legal authority.

      Film Industry: Classification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they will provide to the British Board of Film Classification and its Dutch counterpart NICAM in the development of international user-generated...

      Food: Security and Nutrition

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to take forward the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition to assist African smallholder farmers.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have taken legal advice as to whether the blockade of Gaza constitutes collective punishment.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what pressure has been put on Israel to abide by existing agreements, such as those concerning the fishing limits off the Gazan coast.

      Health: Family Planning

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in meeting the Family Planning 2020 London Summit commitments.

      House of Lords: Home Room

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what impact changes to the format of the service in the Home Room have had on its revenue.

      Housing: Private Rented Sector

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the practice of some letting agents in charging a letting fee for the routine renewal of an assured shorthold or similar...

      Internet: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the programme for the provision of fast broadband in Lancashire.

      Internet: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of each district and unitary authority in Lancashire is covered by fast broadband; and what are the targets for such provision in those areas...

      Internet: Sexually Abusive Material

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to encourage the use of Internet Watch Foundation tools to report sexually abusive materials found online.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Foreign Secretary’s statement on 28 November 2012 that Palestinians should return to negotiations without preconditions, what...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions on military accountability they have had with the government of Israel following the reported shooting of Atta Muhammad Atta Sabah on 6 June.

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that access to justice for underprivileged, vulnerable and disadvantaged people is not put at risk as part of their further...

      Maritime Labour Convention

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will ratify the Maritime Labour Convention; and which branches of social security will be specified in accordance with Standard A4.5(2) and (10) of...

      Money Laundering Regulations Act 2007

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any convictions have been secured under the Money Laundering Regulations since 2009.

      Overseas Conflict: Sexual Violence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what resources they have allocated to raising the awareness of violence against women and girls in conflict areas.

      Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have been held as to the minimum territorial contiguity necessary for the formation of a Palestinian state.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Freud on 24 June (HL Deb, col 598), whether the change to the reassessment timetable for PIP means that there will be fewer...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Freud on 24 June (HL Deb, col 598), how much further the average disabled person will have to travel to an assessment centre...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Freud on 24 June (HL Deb, col 598), how many sites across London and south east England did Atos Healthcare indicate it would...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Freud on 24 June (HL Deb, col 598), whether the Department for Work and Pensions has been in contact with the NHS trusts...

      Public Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for the decision to appoint chairs and members to boards of public bodies.

      Rainforests

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the benefits, and (2) the impact on the climate and plant and animal life, of the cultivation of oil palms in areas...

      Royal Mail

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to preserve the records and artefacts of the Royal Mail.

      Slovenia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have monitored the trial and conviction of Janez Janša, the former Prime Minister of Slovenia; and what assessment they have made of the...

      Spectrum Alliance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Newby on 24 September 2012 (WA 244), what was the outcome of the meeting between Lord Taylor of Holbeach and the...

      Vehicles: Car Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on British car production of the European Union proposal to limit the average emissions of new cars to 95 grams...

      Vehicles: Caravans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of European Union proposals for the introduction of a roadworthiness test for caravans, and in particular the practicality of...

      Vehicles: Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making to include electric motorcycles within the grant and incentive frameworks offered for electric vehicles by the Office for Low...

      Vehicles: Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Type 1 charging infrastructure for electric motorcycles is included within the European Commission's Directive on...

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