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Written answers

Thursday, 11 July 2013

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the letter of 13 June 2013 from the Child Support Agency (CSA) to the hon. Member for Chesterfield, reference CFA/0307292,...

    • Flexible Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has allocated for the Flexible Support Fund in each of the last three financial years; how much his Department will...

      Food Banks: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many foodbank vouchers have been issued by jobcentres in each month in the last year.

      Housing Benefit: Night Shelters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent judgement OR v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Isle of Anglesey County...

      Jobseeker’s Allowance: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how the actively seeking work criteria of the jobseeker's allowance regulations will be applied for young people aged between 18 and 24 years...

      Jobseeker’s Allowance: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the 16 hour rule for study will be applied to young people aged between 18 and 24 years old enrolled on the Government's traineeship...

      Offshore Industry: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many times in each of the last five years well operators in the UK offshore oil and gas industry reported the use of blow out prevention...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Bombings: Omagh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when she expects to announce her decision regarding the need for a public inquiry into the events surrounding the Omagh bombing.

    • National Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what representations she has made to her counterparts in the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice on the National Crime Agency and its work...

      National Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions she has had with (a) the security services and (b) police forces in Great Britain on the National Crime Agency and its work in...

  • Attorney-General

    • Alternatives to Prosecution

      To ask the Attorney-General what record is kept of when a Crown Prosecution Service lawyer recommends that a serious offence is disposed of via a caution prior to the stage when the police...

    • Alternatives to Prosecution

      To ask the Attorney-General pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2013, Official Report, column 349W, on alternatives to prosecution, what factors determined the decision not to prosecute in the 190...

      Alternatives to Prosecution

      To ask the Attorney-General pursuant to the answer of 3 June 2013, Official Report, column 772W, on alternatives to prosecution, if he will list by Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) business area...

      Alternatives to Prosecution

      To ask the Attorney-General pursuant to the answer of 3 June 2013, Official Report, column 772W, on alternatives to prosecution, how many of the Crown Prosecution Service out-of-court disposals...

      Alternatives to Prosecution

      To ask the Attorney-General pursuant to the answer of 3 June 2013, Official Report, column 772W, on alternatives to prosecution, how many of the Crown Prosecution Service out-of-court disposals...

      Alternatives to Prosecution

      To ask the Attorney-General pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2013, Official Report, column 701W, on Crown Prosecution Service, how many police-charged cases have been subsequently discontinued...

      Alternatives to Prosecution

      To ask the Attorney-General pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2013, Official Report, column 701W, on Crown Prosecution Service, how many police-charged cases have been subsequently disposed of...

      European Convention On Human Rights

      To ask the Attorney-General what progress he is making on negotiations on the European Convention on Human Rights.

      HSBC

      To ask the Attorney-General with reference to the conclusion of the United States Senate Permanent Sub-Committee on Investigations, published in July 2012 that HSBC had failed to prevent...

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Attorney-General how many investigations into money laundering were launched by the Serious Fraud Office in (a) 2012 and (b) 2013 to date.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General on how many cases the Crown Prosecution Service had to review mid-trial its decision to deploy a single barrister to conduct a homicide prosecution or a prosecution...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many people have been waiting for three months or more for a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decision to charge following the submission of their case by the...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General whether the Crown Prosecution Service plans to review its use of a single barrister to conduct a homicide prosecution or a prosecution involving multiple defendants.

  • Leader of the House

    • Accountancy

      To ask the Leader of the House how much his Office spent on contracts with (a) Deloitte, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) KPMG and (d) Ernst and Young in each year since 2008.

    • Consultants

      To ask the Leader of the House how much (a) he and (b) officials in his Office spent on external assistance to prepare for (i) appearances before select committees and (ii) contact with the media...

  • International Development

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what information she has on reports of cholera cases in camps for displaced Rohingya people in Burma.

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what healthcare facilities are available in each of the Rohingya internally displaced persons camps in Burma.

      Northcote House

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department used the facilities at Northcote House, Sunningdale Park, Berkshire in (i)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Afghan counterpart regarding the appointment of the five new commissioners to the Afghan...

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost to the public purse of the visit of Burma's President Thein Sein and his delegation to the UK will be.

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on consular assistance provided by UK embassies or consulates to people resident at...

      Dominican Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aid the Government provided (a) directly and (b) via multilateral agencies to support judicial and penal reform in the...

      Greece

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has held with his Greek counterparts regarding human rights abuses in that country; and if he will make a...

      Greece

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on Operation Zeus in Greece; and what discussions he has had with the Greek government concerning...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many representations he has received in opposition to proposals by the government of Israel to forcibly remove 40,000...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will direct HM ambassador to Israel to draw the attention of the Israeli Government to the possible breach of Article 76...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the legal obligations of the UK Government under Article 76 of the Fourth Geneva Convention with...

      Italy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with (a) his EU counterparts and (b) the EU Commission on whether Italy should be excluded from the...

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the viability of the resumption of Six Party Talks regarding the Democratic People's Republic of...

      Russia and China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the specific issues on which Russia and China continue to differ.

  • Health

    • Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that people living with osteoarthritis are able to access essential physiotherapy, exercise facilities...

    • Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if his Department will take steps to raise awareness of the rights of people with osteoarthritis to joint replacement surgery within 18 weeks of referral...

      Cancer: Worcestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in Worcestershire have received funding from the Cancer Drugs Fund in each of the last three years.

      Cataracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time is for cataract treatment (a) in each region of the UK and (b) in the UK as measured by the Organisation for Economic...

      Cataracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent discussions he has had with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and NHS England regarding the development of a...

      Cataracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the cost of treating elderly patients with cataracts in hospitals in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration he has given to reviewing primary care registration for all people in England registered with GPs as part of his review of migrant...

      Health Visitors: Bury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an assessment on whether families in Bury North constituency are receiving all the services they are entitled to from the Health Visiting...

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will impose a moratorium on new appointments and the filling of vacancies for senior posts in children's heart units until all the issues connected...

      Hospitals: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to reduce shortages of consultants in (a) deprived areas, (b) geriatric medicine and (c) other areas; and if he will...

      Nutrition: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of trends in the consumption of fruit and vegetables by children over the last 10 years.

      Older People: Domestic Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to implement the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Guidance clinical practice guideline for the assessment and prevention of...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of new radiotherapy machines needed to allow all cancer centres in England to deliver Intensity Modulated...

  • Prime Minister

    • Cabinet Manual

      To ask the Prime Minister when he intends to produce the next periodic update of the Cabinet Manual; and what steps he will take to ensure the updated text is the product of full parliamentary...

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department allocated to fund alternatives to using animals in experiments in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012; and how much of...

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any national laboratories have been nominated to assist the European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods in the...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how her Department plans to promote alternative methods to procedures on animals and disseminating information thereon in accordance with...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding her Department has committed to continuing the development and validation of alternative approaches to procedures on animals in...

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drug offences relating to Class A substances have been reported in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) Barnsley, (c) South...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of all food procured for her Department was sourced from (a) British producers, (b) small and medium-sized enterprises and...

      Independent Police Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the Independent Police Complaints Commissioner; when each such meeting took place; what issues were...

      Independent Police Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) independent investigations, (b) managed investigations and (c) supervised investigations involving the Independent Police...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letters she has received from the right hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling dated 14 March, 2 May, 22 May...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to provide an urgent response to the letter from the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion dated 2 July 2013 regarding...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many extra visa applications the UK Border Agency received as a result of the London 2012 Olympic Games in comparison to previous years.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Land Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what advice he has issued to planning authorities and the Planning Inspectorate on building on agricultural land.

    • Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what comparative assessment he has made of the contribution to maintaining the scale of UK bee colonies made by (a) amateur...

      Food: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what analysis he has undertaken into the effects of food poverty on children's educational attainment.

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what percentage increase in woodland under active management is expected over the next five years; and what proportion...

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what safety assessment he has made of the recent findings by the European Food Safety Authority's scientists of a potentially...

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance his Department provides to companies on the most effective way to recycle plastics.

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much plastic has been recycled in each of the last three years.

      Sea Level: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether any estimates have been made of rises in sea levels on the Dorset coast over the next 30 years; and if he will make a...

      Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department currently spends on contracts with Serco; and how much was spent in each year since 2008.

      Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many days on average staff of his Department in each pay grade were absent from work as a result of ill health in each of...

      Sky Lanterns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will urgently review the use of Chinese lanterns; and if he will make a statement.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the UK’s energy security.

    • Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of levels of investment in energy infrastructure.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to safeguard the UK's energy security by means of shale gas and other resources.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to his Department's Domestic Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation in Great Britain, Monthly report published 27 June...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2013, Official Report, column 460W, on the Green Deal Scheme, how many Green Deal apprentices in each...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2013, Official Report, column 460W, on the Green Deal Scheme, what criteria Asset Skills and...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on the average cost to an individual of completing PAS2030 training.

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made in implementing the recommendations of the Maitland Review of the regulatory regime for the UK offshore oil...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) when a decision will be made on the regulatory licence treatment of the transmission cables of directly connected offshore...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what measures to reduce the cost of offshore wind power generation to £100 per MWh by 2020 recommended by the Offshore Wind Cost...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change at what level per MWh the strike prices for offshore wind power generation have been set for (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020, expressed...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made in reducing the cost of offshore wind power generation to £100 per MWh by 2020.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on contracts with (a) Deloitte, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) KPMG and (d) Ernst and Young in...

    • China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in which industries increased trade and investment with China in 2013 is being sought.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much (a) he and (b) officials in his Department spent on external assistance to prepare for (i) appearances before select...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what contribution he expects the Green Investment Bank to make to green growth.

      Private Sector: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of businesses paying salaries between the value of the minimum wage and the living wage;...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to increase the representation of (a) women, (b) people with disabilities and (c) ethnic minorities on...

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many senior civil servants left his Department and public bodies under voluntary exit and received a severance payment in...

      Transport: Cross Border Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he has taken to encourage work between local enterprise partnerships, local transport boards and transport authorities...

      Young People: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate the UK Statistics Authority has made of the number of young people aged 16 to 24 in York in (a) training, (b)...

  • Treasury

    • Capital Gains and Inheritance Tax: High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he proposes it will be necessary for capital gains tax to be paid on compulsorily purchased land as a result of High Speed 2; (2) whether he...

    • Fuels: Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2013, Official Report, column 669W, on Revenue and Customs Northern Ireland, whether he has visited Northern Ireland to...

      Infrastructure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will set out the expected spending profile over time of the total infrastructure plans published in investing in Britain's future disaggregating (a)...

      Long Term Unemployed People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of creating a full-time job for six months paid at the minimum wage for all people aged 25 and...

      Newspaper Press: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information his Department holds on how much income is generated from online newspaper downloads to tablets and other mobile devices.

      Public Sector Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list all property and other chattels that have been bequeathed to the nation over the last decade for the purpose of reducing the national debt...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how the public consultation by HM Revenue and Customs on plans to introduce face-to-face and telephone support for tax and entitlement rights was advertised.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the public consultation by HM Revenue and Customs on plans to introduce face-to-face and telephone support for tax and entitlement rights began; and...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the proportion of callers to HM Revenue and Customs contact centres who require the enhanced level of support the Needs...

  • Defence

    • Defence Support Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 4 June 2013, Official Report, column 1117W, on defence support group, for what reasons agency workers were recruited from 2011;...

    • Defence Support Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 4 June 2013, Official Report, column 1117W, on defence support group and the answer of 14 May 2013, Official Report, columns...

      Military Bands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether it is his intention that the expansion of the Army Reserve will include the formation of new military bands; and if he will make a statement.

      Military Bases: Caernarfon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect on the local economy of the decision to close Caernarfon barracks.

      NATO: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what UK assets and personnel will take part in Iceland Fighter Meet 2014.

      Territorial Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Statement of 3 July 2013, Official Report, columns 923-5, on reserve forces, what estimate he has made of the cost of closing each of the...

  • Justice

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many premise licence holders have been fined the maximum possible amount for selling alcohol to an underage person in the last five years.

    • Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse in 2015-16 of removing fees for employment tribunals.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much is given to individual shelters to fund shelters for each victim of human trafficking for each 24 hour period in such shelters.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have received the maximum custody sentence for possession of a knife in each of the last three years.

      Prison Service: Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many instances of work-related stress were reported by prison staff in the last year.

      Prisoners: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 20 June 2013, Official Report, column 792W, on prisoners: older people, (1) how many prisoners are in receipt of £3.25...

      Prisons: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2013, Official Report, column 715W, on prisons: employment, if he will list the range of punishments used in prisons.

      Prisons: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders were held in a cell, cubicle or room where the number of occupants exceeded its uncrowded capacity on 31 March 2013 in each of the...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of offenders currently in prisons have previously served a prison sentence.

      Robbery: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 17 April 2013, Official Report, column 455W, on robbery: sentencing Table 2, what the offences committed by those who had...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Empty Property

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

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department made of the potential costs to local councils of changes to permitted developments for householders.

      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 running a high profile campaign to get people involved in neighbourhood...

  • Transport

    • A1: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what date he expects construction of the Elkesley flyover on the A1 to begin.

    • Cross Country Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what payments Cross Country has made to the Exchequer in each financial year since April 2004; and what payments Cross Country has received from...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the original estimate was of the cost of the High Speed 2/High Speed 1 link single bore tunnel from Old Oak Common to Primrose Hill; and what the...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the original estimate was of the cost of the High Speed 2/High Speed 1 link works above ground from the Primrose Hill portal to connect with High...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the most recent estimate is of the cost of the January 2012 proposals for High Speed 2 at Euston.

      Offshore Industry: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) staff and (b) resources the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has allocated for work on the safety regime for the offshore oil and gas industry...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Coventry City Football Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will estimate the cost to the local economy of Coventry City Football Club playing outside Coventry instead of at the Ricoh Arena.

    • Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will place in the Library any concordats which her Department or the public bodies for which she is responsible have with the...

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of her Department's budget is allocated to grassroots sports in England.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Committees

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how it is decided which Ministers sit on each Cabinet Committee or Sub-Committee; (2) what consideration is given to the respective numbers of...

    • Marriage

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of people who were (a) White, (b) White British, (c) Irish, (d) Travellers of Irish heritage, (e) Gypsy/Roma, (f) any other...

      Moira Wallace

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) whether the severance payment given to Moira Wallace met Government rules designed to reduce civil servants' pay-outs; (2) whether (a) the...

      Politics and Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2013, Official Report, columns 298-300W, on politics and government, (1) what assessment he has made of the...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to increase the representation of (a) women, (b) people with disabilities and (c) ethnic minorities on the boards of public...

      Senior Civil Servants: Business Interests

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many cases considered by the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments relating to the employment of former senior civil servants were (a)...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of 18 to 24 year olds have been unemployed for two years or more in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) Barnsley, (c)...

  • Education

    • Academies: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on what date he expects construction of the new Serlby Park Academy School to begin.

    • Children in Care: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children went missing from care in each year since 2010; how many such children were missing for over one month; and what estimate he has made...

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many Sure Start centres offer relationship support.

      Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the answer of 6 December 2012, Official Report, columns 867-8W, on families, which relationship support programmes are being funded...

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress his Department has made on plans to improve financial literacy in schools.

      Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pieces of correspondence his private ministerial office responded to in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his private ministerial office spent on access to (a) digital television and (b) internet media in the most recent year for which figures are...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what contracts his Department has with mobile telephone operators for the provision of mobile telephones for (a) staff in his private office and (b)...

      Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many official photographs have been taken of (a) Ministers and (b) senior officials in his Department for use in Government publications since May...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to increase the representation of (a) women, (b) people with disabilities and (c) ethnic minorities on the boards of public...

      Schools: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if his Department will review the (a) current incentives for and (b) requirements on businesses that release their staff for school governor duties.

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many senior civil servants left his Department and public bodies under voluntary exit and received a severance payment in each of the last three...

      UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent discussions he had with (a) non-governmental organisations and (b) other stakeholders to inform the preparation of the UK's submission to...

      Young People: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of (a) 16, (b) 17 and (c) 18 year olds were in full-time education or training in each year from 2010 to the latest available date.

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of research published by the University of Arizona, what assessment they have made of the number of pests that have become resistant to the...

    • Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many research projects looking at the environmental impacts of genetically modified crop cultivation have been funded by grants from the Department for...

      Benefits: Motability Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Freud on 24 June (HL Deb, col 595), how long they expect appeals against decisions altering eligibility for assistance with...

      Census

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 3 June (WA 106), whether they have published the guidance on collecting personal data from prisoners across...

      Education Act 1996

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish their review of the responses received to their consultation on whether to repeal section 444(6) of the Education Act 1996.

      Energy: Carbon Sequestration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have taken to ensure that the reduction in carbon sequestration, as well as the carbon released, from the utilisation of bio energy are...

      Energy: Electricity Supplies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with stakeholders about granting registered electricians direct access to service fuses, in order for them to isolate the...

      Energy: Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they issue to companies engaged in fracking regarding the disclosure of the chemicals they are using in that process.

      Energy: Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the amount of natural gas which will be obtained from shale gas fracking in the United Kingdom in each of the next ten years.

      Energy: Shale Gas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in which areas of the United Kingdom there are current licences for exploratory drilling for shale gas; which companies hold them; and when they will expire.

      Government: Major Projects Authority

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Major Projects Authority's first annual report was published at 4pm on a Friday afternoon.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 4 June (WA 173) on overseas aid, why they referred the questioner to a publication containing 149...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the comparative figures for the spending per head of population on overseas aid between the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States over the...

      Public Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the representation of (1) women, (2) ethnic minorities, and (3) disabled people on public bodies, in the light of the...

      Schools: Academies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many schools have been granted Academy status since 2010 in each region of England. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many failing schools have...

      Schools: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that capital funding is allocated to the local authorities that have the greatest need for additional school places.

      Schools: School Meals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 17 June (WA 22), whether they will take steps to ensure that families (1) with children in poverty, and (2) in...

      Schools: Strikes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) schools and (2) pupils were affected by the National Union of Teachers-National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers strike on...

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