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Written answers

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Equality

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much has been spent by the House Service (a) in total and (b) on staff costs on...

  • Attorney-General

    • Accountancy

      To ask the Attorney-General how much the Law Officers' Departments spent on contracts with (a) Deloitte, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) KPMG and (d) Ernst and Young in each year since 2008.

    • Confiscation Orders

      To ask the Attorney-General what estimate has been made of the amount of money subject to Crown Prosecution Service confiscation orders that is located overseas; and what estimate has been made...

      Confiscation Orders

      To ask the Attorney-General how much is owed to the Crown Prosecution Service in outstanding confiscation orders worth more than £50,000.

      Confiscation Orders

      To ask the Attorney-General how many outstanding confiscation orders owed to the Crown Prosecution Service worth more than £50,000 are older than (a) one year, (b) two years, (c) three...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General what wasted costs were ordered against the Crown Prosecution Service in each geographical area and for what reason such costs were awarded in each of the last three years.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General how much the Crown Prosecution Service spent on exit packages worth in excess of £100,000 since May 2010.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General with reference to the Crown Prosecution Service Annual Report 2012-13, what the circumstances were and what actions were taken with respect to the 26 instances of...

      Northcote House

      To ask the Attorney-General how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the Law Officers' Departments used the facilities at Northcote House, Sunningdale Park, Berkshire in (i) 2010-11, (ii)...

      Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney-General how much the Serious Fraud Office has paid to Slaughter and May for the work on the defence of the damages claim brought against it by the Tchenguiz brothers to date.

      Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney-General how much the Serious Fraud Office spent on external advocacy in (a) 2012-13 and (b) each of the seven preceding years.

      Victim Personal Statement Scheme

      To ask the Attorney-General what proportion of cases brought to court included a victim personal statement in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much her Department spent on contracts with (a) Deloitte, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) KPMG and (d) Ernst and Young in each year since 2008.

    • Parades

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps she is taking to ensure that the right to parade is guaranteed in a future Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland; and if she will make...

  • Wales

    • Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much his Department spent on contracts with (a) Deloitte, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) KPMG and (d) Ernst and Young in each year since 2008.

    • Grant Thornton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much his Department has spent on contracts with Grant Thornton in each year since 2008.

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he has visited units of the armed forces based in Wales in an official capacity.

      Northcote House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department used the facilities at Northcote House, Sunningdale Park, Berkshire in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) whether he plans to meet with Welsh Government Ministers to discuss the proposed closure of HM Revenue and Customs enquiry centres in Wales; (2)...

  • Scotland

    • Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on contracts with (a) Deloitte, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) KPMG and (d) Ernst and Young in each year since 2008.

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what strategies he has to create apprenticeships in his Department; and what plans he has to promote such strategies.

      Grant Thornton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has spent on contracts with Grant Thornton in each year since 2008.

      Northcote House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department used the facilities at Northcote House, Sunningdale Park, Berkshire in (i) 2010-11, (ii)...

      Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many officials in his Department resident in Scotland have been made redundant through compulsory redundancy schemes since May 2010; and how much...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last had (a) oral and (b) written communication with the Scottish Government on the proposed privatisation of Royal Mail.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Arctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make it his policy to support the creation of a global sanctuary in the Arctic off limits to new oil and gas exploitation...

    • Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the number of households which will be paying higher electricity bills by 2020 as a result of...

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of electricity costs in 2020 which will be due to the Government's climate...

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate is of the change in electricity prices that can be attributed to the Government's climate change policies.

      Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many companies who secured a contract for the delivery of the energy company obligation via the brokerage system have subsequently...

      Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of bids for energy company obligation lots have met the reserve price to date.

      Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reasons his Department has not provided energy companies with the postcodes which will qualify for the rural element of the...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether companies seeking licences to undertake hydraulic fracturing for shale gas recovery will have to obtain a separate licence for...

      Grant Thornton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on contracts with Grant Thornton in each year since 2008.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the cost to energy suppliers of changing their IT and billing systems to collect Green Deal payments.

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the level of investment required to build a two billion cubic metre gas storage facility.

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what estimate he has made of the number of construction related jobs created by the building of a two billion cubic metre gas...

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what assessment he has made of the benefit to consumers that will be provided by an additional 2 billion cubic metre gas storage...

      Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he plans to encourage both gas and coal mothballed plants to fire up to provide reserve capacity.

      Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has to provide incentives to currently mothballed plants to bring capacity on-stream if needed; and how much such...

      Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether bringing on reserve capacity from mothballed plants will involve a derogation of the EU Large Combustion Plants Directive.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the level of subsidy per MWh to be given from the public purse to offshore wind power generation by 2020.

      Youth Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 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.

  • Justice

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff were retained on zero-hour contracts by (a) his Department and (b) the Executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which he...

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will consider changing the sentencing guidelines for cases of (a) cyber-bullying and (b) online instances of threats and intimidation to ensure...

      Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with the Sentencing Council on sentencing guidelines for death by dangerous driving cases.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of violent offences are not categorised as cases of domestic violence for monitoring purposes.

      Exhumation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what his policy is on issuing exhumation licences for the removal of bodies or human remains from former burial grounds owned by, or once owned or...

      Family Courts: Rhyl

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people are employed at Rhyl family court.

      Feltham Young Offender Institution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many days Feltham Young Offenders Institution was without a governor in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the reforms to legal aid proposed in his Department's consultation, Transforming Legal Aid:...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the income distribution of legal aid recipients in each year since 2002.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether UK citizens returning to the UK after working abroad for a year or more will be affected by the restriction he proposes for access to legal aid...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people (a) under the age of 18, (b) aged between 18 and 24 and (c) aged over 25 years old were in receipt of legal aid for each category of...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the potential effect that residency tests for civil legal aid will have on (a) victims of human trafficking, (b) victims...

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2013, Official Report, column 644W, on prisoners: foreign nationals, with which other high volume countries he is...

      Prisons: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) which prisons have a labour board to assign work to prisoners; (2) which prisons require prisoners to apply and interview for employment whilst in...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on (a) taxis and (b) pot plants and cut flowers at the Petty France office in each of the last three years.

      Violent and Sex Offender Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of people on the Violent Sex Offender Register (a) are currently in prison, (b) have been to prison in the last year and (c) have never...

      Violent and Sex Offender Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of the population in each probation area are on the Violent Sex Offender Register.

      Violent and Sex Offender Register: Witham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which people on the Violent Sex Offender Register currently reside in Witham constituency.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Aerials: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) with reference to the Joint Paper with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Mobile Connectivity in England,...

    • Affordable Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in what circumstances speculative market homes will be permitted on rural exception sites.

      Affordable Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department has taken to increase the availability and supply of affordable housing in rural areas.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) bungalows, (b) one bedroom houses, (c) two bedroom houses and (d) three bedroom houses are listed as vacant by each...

      Fires: Warehouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of fires each year in plastic recycling warehouses.

      Land: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who sets the value that a housing association is able to offer to the owner of agricultural land; and how that value is calculated.

      Local Government Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to Annex F of his Department's publication, Calculation of 2013-14 Formula Funding, what assessment he has made...

      Rents: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the estimated cost is of rent arrears accrued by each local authority registered social landlord in England and Wales in...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many property sales have taken place each month since January 2013 for each registered social landlord (RSL) in England and...

      Social Rented Housing: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what analysis he has made of waiting lists for (a) one bedroom houses, (b) two bedroom houses, (c) three bedroom houses and (d)...

      Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which towns and local authorities have published their neighbourhood plans for local high streets.

  • Home Department

    • Asylum: Pregnant Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will review the guidance relating to procedures for accommodating pregnant women who seek asylum in the UK.

    • Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officers are currently working on Operation Nitrate; and whether her Department has provided Operation Nitrate with additional funding.

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children were subject to detention in adult immigration removal centres in each of the last three years.

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the recent detention of children in Campsfield House adult immigration removal centre; and if she will make a...

      Driving under Influence: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to ensure roadside drug screening devices for a range of substances are Type Approved in time for use by police when...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to assist applicants for Home Office travel documents who are unable to obtain or retain a job because all their...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to improve the issuing of business visas.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the level of abuse in applications for the student visitor visas.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many victims of trafficking have been returned to their countries of origin (a) within and (b) outside the EU in each of the last three...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the current size of the Migration Refusal Pool is.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the non-compliance notifications received in Q4 2012 were followed up with further action within that quarter.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people in the Migration Refusal Pool contacted by Capita since October 2012 were subsequently found to have the right to...

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to review the guidance on the standard of English language required by spousal visa applicants.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many staff are employed at each immigration enforcement intelligence unit; (2) what the budget for each immigration enforcement...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures will be included in the Government's Immigration Bill which will require the legislative consent of the devolved authorities in...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the devolved authorities on her Department's proposals to (a) change immigrants' access to NHS services and...

      Khat

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she plans to proscribe Catha edulis as an illegal substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

      Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been found to have over-stayed in the UK when departing from the UK in each of the last three years.

      Passports: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice she has given to officials inspecting British passports where the surnames of children differ from that of the mother.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of each type of offence has been taken into consideration in each of the last five years.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for which classes of young people who are (a) UK citizens and (b) EU nationals resident temporarily in the UK are those looking after them...

  • Transport

    • Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on contracts with (a) Deloitte, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) KPMG and (d) Ernst and Young in each year since 2008.

    • Driving Under Influence: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of the new drug driving offence on the role of health professionals; and if he will make a statement.

      Driving Under Influence: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if his Department will implement improvements to the medical information given to patients taking prescribed drugs that increase driving risk.

      Grant Thornton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on contracts with Grant Thornton in each year since 2008.

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the effect on motorcycle testing and training will be of the merger of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency and the Driving Standards...

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of whether the implementation in the UK of the EU requiring certain higher speed exercises in the motorcycle test to be...

      Motorcycles: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to repatriate motorcycle rider licensing powers from the European Union.

      Northcote House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department used the facilities at Northcote House, Sunningdale Park, Berkshire in (i) 2010-11, (ii)...

      Pedestrian Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment has been made of the availability of lollipop people to assist children to cross roads, by local authority area; and what change there...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of local authorities have reduced their expenditure on road safety since 2010.

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which events (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have (i) been invited to and (ii) plan to attend as part of London International...

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vessels that qualified for the tonnage tax scheme in each year since 2001-02 were crewed entirely by (a) non-UK and (b) non-EU seafarers.

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with (i) trades unions and (ii) the UK Chamber of Shipping on the...

      Vehicle and Operator Services Agency: Driving Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many properties will become part of the new agency arising from the merger of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency and the Driving Standards...

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what training is provided to academy brokers on their responsibility to have regard for the Civil Service Code.

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the provision of departmental email accounts to academy brokers employed as contractors.

      Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent on contracts with (a) Deloitte, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) KPMG and (d) Ernst and Young in each year since 2008.

      Children: Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether (a) Campsfield House, (b) Tinsley House and (c) the Cedars pre-departure accommodation are regulated by the Children Act 1989 and the guidance...

      Grant Thornton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department has spent on contracts with Grant Thornton in each year since 2008.

      Northcote House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department used the facilities at Northcote House, Sunningdale Park, Berkshire in (i) 2010-11, (ii)...

      Primary Education: Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average number of pupils per class in primary schools was in academic years (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13.

      Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department has spent on (a) focus groups and (b) opinion polls in each year since 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what per capita spending on primary school pupils in England was as a proportion of such spending on secondary school pupils in each year from 2010.

      Schools: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the number of temporary classrooms in Nottinghamshire Local Education Authority.

      Sure Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many Sure Start schemes there are in (a) rural and (b) urban areas.

      Teachers: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) teachers and (b) classroom assistants were employed in maintained schools in (i) the West Midlands, (ii) Birmingham and (iii) Birmingham,...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many answers by his Department to parliamentary questions involving tables of statistics fewer than four pages in length were (a) printed in...

  • Treasury

    • Accountancy

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

    • Charitable Donations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has any plans to incentivise philanthropic giving outside of London; and if he will make a statement.

      Cheques

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the Prudential Regulation Authority will successfully oversee the continuity of the management of paying...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress his Department has made in supporting the development of simplified financial retail products.

      Interest Rate Swap Transactions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2013, Official Report, columns 715-6W, on interest rate swap transactions, if he will assess the economic effect and loss...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any adverse impacts on HM Revenue and Customs' customers and staff with protected characteristics have been identified in the equality assessment...

      Revenue and Customs: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will meet his counterpart in the Welsh Government to discuss the closure of HM Revenue and Customs enquiry centres in Wales; (2) what plans he...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what changes were made to the levels of stamp duty from (a) 1997 to 2010 and (b) 2010 to date.

      UK Financial Investments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff at UK Financial Investments have worked at his Department within the last five years.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Accountancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how much No. 10 Downing Street spent on contracts with (a) Deloitte, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) KPMG and (d) Ernst and Young in each year...

    • Corruption

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the role of the international anti-corruption champion involves; and what work the international anti-corruption champion has undertaken over the...

      Corruption

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the level of corruption in the delivery of public services in England and Wales; and whether he plans to respond to...

      Immigration: Statistics

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if, so as to provide an accurate record, he will request the Office of National Statistics to revise its long-term immigration statistics especially for...

      Open Government Partnership

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what (a) staffing and (b) financial resources his Department has dedicated to implementing the UK's 2013 National Action Plan for the Open Government...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his policy is on taking account of human rights related matters in public procurement of goods and services.

      Regulation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the title is of each regulation his Department (a) introduced and (b) revoked in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012 and (iv) 2013 to date; and if he...

      Third Sector: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how the commitment in the 2013 Spending Review of continued funding of £56 million to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Primary Elections

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) whether the Government plans to implement the commitment in the coalition agreement to fund 200 all-postal primaries over the present Parliament, targeted...

    • Primary Elections

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he plans to bring forward proposals for 200 all-postal primaries following the undertaking to do so in the coalition agreement.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what guidance his Department gives to companies on investment in Burma on projects which cause displacement; (2) what...

    • Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the Government's policy is on promoting small and medium-sized enterprises and other UK businesses in Government speeches,...

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to tackle payday lending.

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK have owed more than £500...

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK have received a payday loan in...

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK have owed more than £1,000...

      Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been spent by his Department (a) in total and (b) on staff costs on promoting equality and diversity in each of the...

      Graduates: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of raising the level of tuition fees and falling levels of entrepreneurialism and...

      Office of Fair Trading: Competition Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of staff of Civil Service equivalent Grade 7 and above have left the Office of Fair Trading and the...

      Office of Fair Trading: Competition Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what procedures are in place for retaining experienced staff at the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition Commission at...

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials in his Department used Government cars for a business reason in each year since 2009.

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which officials in his Department were entitled to use the Government car pool in each year since 2009.

      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...

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his Department's policy is on the creation of a tuition fee loan system for postgraduate university study.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has received any (a) oral and (b) written representations from the Scottish Government on his plans to sell shares in...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what guidance or support UK Trade and Investment offers to foreign businesses who express an interest in buying from UK...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assistance his Department has provided to MBDA Systems in the development of a prototype Brimstone missile suitable for use...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many answers by his Department to Parliamentary Questions involving tables of statistics fewer than four pages in length were...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Marriage: Ceremonies

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, for what reason prayers are not permitted at civil weddings; and if he will make a statement.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which regulations his Department has removed as part of the red tape challenge that affect the agriculture industry.

    • Agriculture: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect of the red tape challenge on heath and safety in the agricultural sector.

      Agriculture: Chemicals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will take steps to require companies in the agri-chemical industry to place the results of risk assessment trials in...

      Agriculture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if he will publish details of expenditure on the Forestry Commission identified in his Department's annual report and...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many recipients of (a) single farm payment and (b) any other CAP payment received (i) more than 1 million euro, (ii) more...

      Ash Dieback Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in how many UK sites Chalara fraxinea infection has been confirmed to date.

      Beef: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the attractiveness of British beef for export.

      Beef: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to enhance the reputation of British beef abroad.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2013, Official Report, column 463W, on bovine tuberculosis, (1) under what other...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when his Department decided to sell for human consumption beef known to be infected by bovine TB; how much revenue has been...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2013, Official Report, columns 1040-1, on common agricultural policy, what his plans are for...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of all food procured for his Department was sourced from (a) British producers, (b) small and medium-sized...

      Food: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 24 June 2013, Official Report, column 72W, on food: exports, what (a) proportion and (b) value of...

      Internal Drainage Boards: Arun

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2013, Official Report, column 120W, on internal drainage boards, what the names are of the...

      Livestock: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps he has taken to ensure the welfare of farm animals is monitored regularly.

      Nature Conservation: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which British Overseas Territories have ratified the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals to date.

      Squirrels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there is minimal incursion of grey squirrels in areas populated by red...

      Water: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether water companies are obliged to offer customers an assessed charge if the cost of installing a meter is prohibitive...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Accountancy

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

    • British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which Overseas Territories (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have visited in an official capacity since May 2010.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Burma on repealing all repressive laws in that country.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on adoption of the UN Group of Environmental Experts report at the UN...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost to the public purse is of his Department's plans to upgrade the UK Government estate in China.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what response has been made by representatives of the Government of China to the raising of British concerns about...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the briefing on China provided by his officials to the Foreign Affairs Committee in July 2013, what recent...

      Conflict Pool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding his Department allocated to the Conflict Pool in each year from 2010-11 to date; how much he estimates will be...

      Conflict Pool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish details of the number of regional conflict advisers employed through the Regional Pool programme in (a)...

      Conflict Pool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which civil society organisations were funded through the Conflict Pool programme in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13;...

      Conflict Pool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total number of staff working through Conflict Pool funding was in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the UK is taking to progress international debate about cyber-security other than through participation in the UN...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the current Egyptian administration regarding the very significant political changes which...

      European Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what subject areas are now decided by majority voting within the European Council; and to what subject areas a veto can be...

      G8: County Fermanagh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2013, Official Report, column 142W, on G8: County Fermanagh, when his Department first gave...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent consideration he has given to reopening the UK's embassy in Tehran.

      Mali

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support his Department is providing to the government of Mali to assist in fighting separatist rebels in that country.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support his Department is providing to the government of Nigeria to assist in tackling terrorist threats in that country.

      Northcote House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department used the facilities at Northcote House, Sunningdale Park, Berkshire...

      Sierra Leone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to assist the Government of Sierra Leone in tackling corruption.

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the efficacy of European Union Training Mission Somalia.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many answers by his Department to Parliamentary Questions involving tables of statistics fewer than four pages in length...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what guidance his Department follows in determining whether statistics in answers to Parliamentary Questions are (a) provided in...

  • Defence

    • Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on contracts with (a) Deloitte, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) KPMG and (d) Ernst and Young in each year since 2008.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence under what circumstances and for what reasons UK service personnel based at Camp Bastion have been instructed not to use air conditioning systems; and if...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans that the general Purpose Digital Test and Diagnostic Facility will have a role to play in the upgrade programme and through life support...

      Conflict Pool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding his Department allocated to the Conflict Pool in each year from 2010-11 to date; how much he estimates will be allocated in (a) 2013-14...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the combat radius of the Typhoon aircraft configured for Quick Reaction Alert Mission is.

      Grant Thornton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on contracts with Grant Thornton in each year since 2008.

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the first Libyan armed forces personnel will begin basic infantry training at Bassingbourn Barracks.

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what facilities Libyan armed forces personnel will visit in the UK as part of their training.

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what vetting Libyan armed forces personnel will be subject to by (a) his Department and (b) the Libyan government before they arrive in the UK for training.

      Marchwood Military Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many movements of MOD vessels from the MOD Sea Mounting Centre Marchwood there were in each of the last 12 months.

      Marchwood Military Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the sale of the MOD Sea Mounting Centre Marchwood to be completed.

      Marchwood Military Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made on the sale of the MOD Sea Mounting Centre Marchwood; and if he will make a statement.

      Marchwood Military Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has examined all options for the delivery of the MOD Sea Mounting Centre requirements, including the use of alternative sites that might free...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what sensors are onboard the Shadow R.1 aircraft.

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assets and how many personnel took part in Exercise Eager Lion; and what the cost to the public purse was of this exercise.

      Northcote House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department used the facilities at Northcote House, Sunningdale Park, Berkshire in (i) 2010-11, (ii)...

      Project Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the bidding period for Project Gateway will end; when the contract for that project will be awarded; and what the annual cost to the public purse...

      Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 6 June 2013, Official Report, column 241W, on reorganisation, how the new Operating Model will provide transparent processes...

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of progress on recruiting the required additional reservist capability; and if he will make a statement.

      Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many flights have been conducted under the open skies treaty since 2002; what aircraft were used in each case; and which countries were surveyed.

      Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost of flights conducted under the open skies treaty has been in each of the last 13 years.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether his Department has commissioned testing into the feasibility of deploying Brimstone missiles from unmanned aerial vehicles; and if he will...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Rape: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2013, Official Report, columns 243-4W, on rape: victims support schemes, how the £1,085,000 funding of rape...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on contracts with (a) Deloitte, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) KPMG and (d) Ernst and Young in each year since 2008.

    • Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of children in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland who are disabled.

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children are registered on disabled children's registers held by local authorities.

      Employment Schemes: Rhyl

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the Rhyl City Strategy's Fit for Work Service pilot.

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if his Department will take steps to record the number of people referred to food banks by Jobcentre Plus.

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many food bank food vouchers have been handed out by benefit advisers in each year since 2010; and if he will list the 20 job centres...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the written answer of 9 July 2013, Official Report, column 205W, on food banks, for what reason job centres refer clients to food banks.

      Grant Thornton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on contracts with Grant Thornton in each year since 2008.

      Jobcentre Plus: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether it is his policy to maintain a Jobcentre Plus in both Rushden and Wellingborough; and if he will make a statement.

      Jobseeker’s Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what impact assessment he has carried out on the proposal for a jobseeker's allowance seven-day waiting rule; whether any such impact...

      Northcote House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department used the facilities at Northcote House, Sunningdale Park, Berkshire in (i) 2010-11,...

      Remploy: Wythenshawe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many disabled people formerly employed at Remploy in Wythenshawe have found alternative employment since the factory closed.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in receipt of benefits in 2012 suffered from a chronic pain condition.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many benefits sanctions are currently in force; and how many such sanctions have been in force in each of the last five years.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time between a claim for (a) income support, (b) jobseeker's allowance, (c) employment and support allowance and (d) pension...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people who will be in receipt of universal credit by 30 April 2014.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether someone in receipt of universal credit who moves into employment before April 2014 with a small firm not yet operating Real Time...

      Universal Credit: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make an estimate of the likely number of households in Ashfield constituency in the poverty bracket following the implementation of...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has reviewed or plans to review the performance targets for Year 3 non-intervention in the Work programme for (a) jobseeker's...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many answers to parliamentary questions involving tables of statistics fewer than four pages in length were (a) printed in full and (b)...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance his Department follows in determining whether, when answers to parliamentary questions which include statistics, those statistics...

  • Health

    • Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the availability of selective dorsal rhizotomy treatments for young patients.

    • Whistleblowers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to protect whistleblowers in the NHS.

      Health and Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to encourage integration of health and social care services.

      Health Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to tackle health tourism and ensure a fair system of contribution to the costs of the NHS.

      NHS: Redundancy Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS has spent on redundancy payments since June 2010.

      Whittington Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his plans are for future service provision by the Whittington Hospital.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what contingency plans he has in place to ensure safe and appropriate delivery of ambulance services if the new arrangements fail to meet delivery standards.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many times the cancer guarantee has been missed by hospital trusts in the last three years; (2) how many times the cancer guarantee has been...

      Drugs: Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women have been admitted to hospital for drug poisoning in each of the last six years.

      Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent by his Department (a) in total and (b) on staff costs on promoting equality and diversity in each of the last three years for...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what Health Education England's role is in ensuring GPs are sufficiently trained to correctly diagnose and manage skin conditions. [R]

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress there has been on the future accreditation of GPs with an interest in dermatology by the Royal College of General Practitioners; and if he...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on his Department's procurement cards since May 2010.

      Health Services: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what specialist health support the Government provides for young families.

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether the Children's Heart Federation will be involved in the new congenital cardiac review; (2) whether meetings of his Department's review of...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many known hepatitis C victims were recorded in each of the last five years in the UK.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many known hepatitis C victims have died in each of the last five years in the UK.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much financial support has been paid to hepatitis C victims in each of the last two years.

      Human Papillomavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many doses of Gardasil were administered as the sole HPV vaccine in the school immunisation programme between August 2012 and June 2013; (2)...

      Infant Mortality: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if his Department will commission research into the causes of higher rates of unexplained infant deaths in boys.

      Invalid Vehicles: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of children who are on an NHS waiting list for a wheelchair or other mobility equipment.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to support maternity wards facing closure.

      Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department's ministerial private offices have spent on mobile telephones since May 2010.

      Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations his Department received expressing concerns regarding University Hospitals Morecambe Bay prior to May 2010.

      Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations his Department made to the Care Quality Commission regarding University Hospitals Morecambe Bay prior to May 2010.

      NHS: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many temporary non-EEA migrants are currently employed by NHS organisations in London.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the public purse of medicine use reviews has been since 2010.

      Public Health England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he took to observe the transparency and political neutrality mandated by the code of practice for ministerial appointments to public bodies...

      Respite Care: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the effectiveness of the consultation process used by the Nene Commissioning Group to consult on re-provision of respite care and health...

      Staff: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many fully-trained paediatric nurses were employed by the NHS to serve Birmingham in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013 to date; (2) how...

  • International Development

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance her Department provides to displaced people living in model villages in Burma.

    • Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether she has met with the Commonwealth Secretary General to discuss (a) her Department's Multilateral Aid Review update and (b) the...

      Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of whether the Multilateral Aid Review's methodology and criteria is a fair basis on which to judge the...

      Developing Countries: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she is taking to make progress in achieving the commitments agreed at the Government's Family Planning Summit in 2012, and...

      Developing Countries: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment her Department has made of progress on improving women's access to contraception in the developing world...

      Overseas Aid: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when she next intends to visit the North East of England to update churches, aid groups and interested parties on the coordination of...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the title is of each regulation her Department (a) introduced and (b) revoked in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012 and (iv) 2013 to...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) how many answers by her Department to Parliamentary Questions involving tables of statistics fewer than four pages in length were...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Non-genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much they have invested in (1) research and development, and (2) other forms of support, for non-genetically modified blight-resistant potatoes such as...

    • Armed Forces: Medals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many requests have been received from survivors of the Arctic Convoys and Bomber Command for the Arctic Star and Bomber Command Clasp; what percentage of...

      Banking: LIBOR

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 24 June concerning the transfer of regulation of LIBOR and other indexes to the European Union (WA...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government at what point a claimant in receipt of benefits has their entitlement (1) reduced, and (2) refused, as a result of the savings, investments or property they...

      Driving: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which organisations and individuals were consulted on the removal of mandatory insurance checks at the time of vehicle licensing; and what are the estimated...

      Driving: Licences

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to amend the explanatory notes accompanying newly issued driving licences to more accurately reflect the categories of vehicles...

      Elderly People: Depression

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are in place to ensure that the elderly are assessed routinely for depression during medical consultations.

      Energy: Shale Gas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what if any requirements they have set for the minimum practicable size for a drilling platform for shale gas fracking and extraction in the United Kingdom...

      EU: Budget

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 2 July concerning the European Union budget settlement for 2014–20 (HL Deb. col 1091), what is the...

      Finance: Payday Loans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 1 July (WA 187), whether they have any plans to bring forward regular monitoring of total...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what qualifications are needed by Jobcentre Plus staff; and what standard training and continuing professional development training is provided for Jobcentre...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance is given to disability employment advisers in Jobcentre Plus offices, when referring claimants to employment programmes; and why some Jobcentre...

      Health: Malnutrition

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health, Anna Soubry, on 17 June (HC Deb, 548W), whether Government...

      Health: Migraine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address the problems caused by modern lighting for migraine sufferers.

      Healthcare: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 19 June (WA 52–3), whether the individual claims in the total of £196,692,000 for actual healthcare...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what public funds are available to vulnerable people such as trafficked women to rehabilitate themselves into civil society.

      Kenya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Warsi on 24 June (WA 94–5), whether they have records of the trials of the Mau Mau who were judicially...

      Omagh Bombing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the commitments made by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in September 2010 and early 2011, when they plan to announce whether...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people left and joined the civil service and NHS pension schemes respectively in each year between 2010 and 2012; and what are their current...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any electric rolling stock has been made available for immediate use in the north of England to enable familiarisation and driver training, before...

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans there are to run tilting trains on HS2.

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans there are to allow non-high speed trains on the HS2 line.

      Railways: High Speed Lines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a business case has been developed for extending the high speed line from Wigan to Glasgow.

      Railways: Non-tilting Trains

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government at what speed non-tilting trains will be allowed to travel on non-high speed railway lines.

      Railways: Thameslink

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual cash cost at 2013 prices of the Thameslink total train service contract.

      Roads: A23

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of progress in respect of the road widening programme south from Pease Pottage on the A23 towards Brighton; and when they...

      Roads: M6

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take into account the exceptional dividend received by Macquarrie Infrastructure Group after refinancing the M6 toll road project in 2006...

      Serbia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the accession of Serbia to the European Union; and whether they believe that there should be a limit to the expansion of the European Union.

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the government of Syria has given any undertakings about access for humanitarian relief in the event of a ceasefire; and, if not, what...

      Taxation: Evasion and Avoidance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 19 June concerning taxation (WA 57–8), what action they take against taxpayers who purposely...

      Union Learning Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding was allocated to the Union Learning Fund and unionlearn for 2012–13; what was the percentage increase over the previous year; what are...

      Young Offender Institutions: Deaths

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people aged 18 to 21 have died whilst detained in a young offender institution in the last five years; and how many of those young people had...

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