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Written answers

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials of his Department travelled economy class by aeroplane in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011 and (d) 2012; and what...

    • Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials of his Department travelled first class by aeroplane in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2009-10 and (d) 2008-09;...

      Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials of his Department travelled business class by aeroplane in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d)...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the full responsibilities of the new Minister for Trade will be; and if he will make a statement.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the potential effects on the safety of personnel of downgrading local Post Office counter security...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the potential cost of retraining Post Office staff in order to undertake roles in marketing or...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the likely change in revenue for Post Office Ltd as a result of separating from Royal Mail; and what...

      Post Offices: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of sub-postmasters in (a) Glasgow and (b) Glasgow South West constituency likely to take...

      Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials in his Department travelled business class by train in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011 and (d) 2012; and what the...

      Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials in his Department travelled by economy class train in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011 and (d) 2012; and what the...

      Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials in his Department travelled by first class train in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011 and (d) 2012; and what the...

      Trade Unions: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if (a) his Department and (b) the Certification Officer will make an assessment of the probity and appropriateness of trades...

      Trade Unions: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what guidance (a) his Department and (b) the Certification Officer has produced on how trade unions may (i) spend monies from...

      Unite

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many complaints the Certification Officer has received in relation to the Unite trade union in each of the last five years;...

      Unite

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the value was of the political fund of the Unite trade union in each of the last five years according to records held by the...

      Unite

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what investigations the Certification Officer has undertaken in relation to the Unite trade union in each of the last five years.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what guidance his Department follows in determining whether statistics in answers to parliamentary questions are (a) provided in...

  • Home Department

    • Abu Qatada

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has spent on legal fees in respect of the removal of Abu Qatada in each year since the case commenced.

    • Accountancy

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

      Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department has taken to work with her European counterparts on tackling illicit manufacture and trafficking of ammunition.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many apprenticeships her Department offered to people aged (a) 16 to 18, (b) 19 to 21 and (c) 22 to 26 years old in each year since 2010.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what strategies she has to create apprenticeships in her Department; and what plans she has to promote such strategies.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the operational differences between the Older Live Cases Unit and its predecessor the Case Assurance and Audit Unit are; and what the...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the administrative cost is of running section 4 support to failed asylum applicants; (2) what the administrative cost was of...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many counter-terrorism intelligence officers have been funded through the Prevent strategy in each of the last five years; and how many...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the overall reduction in crime since May 2010.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) total number of recorded crimes, (b) number of offences in the category of detected (sanction) and (c) sanction detection rate...

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time taken was from arrest to charge in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

      Emergency Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the role of the EU training co-ordinator in relation to emergency services is; and if she will make a statement.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will exempt visa applicants who have previously undertaken study at a UK university from the pilot studies into the requirement...

      Grant Thornton

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

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of Hezbollah activity within the UK.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints were made after raids by immigration enforcement officers in each year since 2008; and for what reasons each such...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the restaurants raided in 2012 by enforcement officers primarily sold (a) Indian, (b) Italian, (c) Chinese, (d) British and (e)...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal workers were (a) identified, (b) arrested, (c) charged and (d) deported as a result of enforcement raids on restaurants in...

      Motorways: Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance her Department plans to issue on the enforcement of new penalty notices for misuse of the middle lane on motorways.

      Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she has met the (a) Northern Ireland Justice Minister and (b) Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland in Northern...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many additional foreign national criminals have been deported from the UK as a result of Operation Nexus.

      Police: Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to improve morale in the police.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2013, Official Report, column 394W, on police: recruitment, if she will monitor the impact of the...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the equality impact of her Department's spending reductions since 2010; whether this assessment has been used...

      Senior Civil Servants

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

      South Yorkshire Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps is she taking to ensure the Independent Police Complaints Commission has the necessary powers and resources to conduct a robust...

      South Yorkshire Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will open an independent public enquiry into the conduct of the police at Orgreave coke works during the 1984-85 Miners' Strike.

      Treaties: Jordan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when she expects the mutual assistance treaty with Jordan to be ratified by the Jordanian Parliament; (2) when she expects the Mutual...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the failure of UK Border Agency contingency plans to deal with increased workloads.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Apprentices

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

    • Consultants

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

      Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of jobseeker's allowance in Ashfield constituency (a) received a sanction and (b) received a sanction and disputed it in...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of personal independence payment applications which are appealed.

      Unemployed People: Kilmarnock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent on refunding the cost of travel by jobseekers to jobcentres in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency in each of the last...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many officials in his Department are employed to work on the universal credit project; and what the cost of their employment is.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the breakdown by each underlying element is of the projected £245 million saved in 2015-16 as a result of the introduction of a...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the full roll-out of universal credit will take place.

      Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job vacancies there were in Woking constituency in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when data on the number of people receiving post-Work Programme support will be made available.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on how many acres of land in rural areas (a) planning permission has been granted to build affordable homes since 2010 and (b)...

    • Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average cost to his Department was of processing the payment of an invoice in the latest period for which figures are...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people in each local authority area have defaulted on the payment of council tax in each of the last six months; and...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the estimated annual cost is to each local authority registered social landlord in England and Wales of holding a...

      Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 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...

      Fire Services: Part-time Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations he has received on the 2010 Part-time Workers Settlement in regard to RDS fighters being entitled to the...

      Floods: Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) houses and (b) businesses were built on a floodplain in each of the last six years.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department gives to local authorities on minimum sizes and space standards in the construction of new private...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what evidential basis relating to the effect of population density on the cost of delivering local government services he...

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the annual pay settlements for local authorities were between 1983 and 1997.

      Northcote House

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

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) when he instituted a scheme to reward his Department's staff with shopping vouchers for ideas on departmental savings; who...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the trends in the number of (a) one bedroom, (b) two bedroom, (c) three bedroom and (d) four...

      Urban Areas: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress he has made following the Portas Review on addressing the restrictive aspects of the use class system to make it...

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent on (a) which hotel at which rates, (b) flights at what class of travel, (c) entertainment at which venue, (d)...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many answers by his Department to Parliamentary Questions involving tables of statistics fewer than four pages in...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the honourable Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many voters the Electoral Commission hopes to register in each of the next...

  • Prime Minister

    • Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Prime Minister on how many occasions he has hosted payday loan companies in meetings at 10 Downing Street since May 2010.

  • Transport

    • A5: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will assess the case for urgent improvements to the junctions along the A5 in Shrewsbury, specifically throughout Montford and specifically...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many apprenticeships his Department offered to people aged (a) 16 to 18, (b) 19 to 21 and (c) 22 to 26 years old in each year since 2010.

      Apprentices

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

      Driving Under Influence: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to respond to recommendations made by the expert panel on drug driving.

      Driving Under Influence: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding he will provide to public awareness campaigns on drug-driving to coincide with drug driving legislation coming into force in summer 2014.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency hold a current UK driving licence.

      Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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...

      Foreland Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely effect on (a) UK shipping and (b) UK seafarers of the decision of James Fisher and Sons to divest its share...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish the revised cost-to-benefit ratio analysis of his revised costings for the HS2 project.

      Livestock: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many inspections the Marine Management Organisation has undertaken on the MV Joline live animal transport vessel to date; and what the results of...

      Public Transport: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make an assessment of the extent of deaf awareness training among public transport services staff.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what additional investment in (a) service improvements, (b) rolling stock and (c) station improvements have been secured as a result of negotiations to...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the total cost to the public purse of awarding extensions to existing rail franchises.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on external advisers providing (a) technical, (b) legal and (c) financial advice in relation to renegotiating...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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...

      Rescue Services: Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre, Belfast was staffed at below risk-assessed levels in June 2013.

      Rescue Services: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre, Liverpool was staffed at below risk-assessed levels in June 2013.

      Rescue Services: Stornoway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre, Stornoway was staffed at below risk-assessed levels in June 2013.

      South West Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons there was an increase in the transaction fees for capacity enhancement projects paid to South West Trains between 2011-12 and 2012-13;...

      South West Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether (a) his Department or (b) Network Rail has paid the transaction fees for capacity enhancement projects to South West Trains in each year since...

      Virgin Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the level of annual payments (a) to Virgin West Coast from the Government and (b) from Virgin West Coast to the...

  • Health

    • NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether the medicines contained in National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Technology Appraisals (a) TA249, (b) TA256 and (c) TA275 are...

    • NHS: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent officials in his Department work on supporting operational private finance initiative projects of NHS trusts.

      NHS: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the potential role of charity and voluntary organisations in delivering services with the NHS under the provisions of the...

      Pregnancy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason pre-conception counselling for women of child-bearing age taking anti-convulsant medication recommended in National Institute for Health...

      Warfarin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether NHS organisations are not permitted under the Health Act 2009 to publish guidance or make any form of direction which advises or encourages...

  • Attorney-General

    • Confiscation Orders

      To ask the Attorney-General what the five largest outstanding confiscation orders which are owed to the Crown Prosecution Service are; and to which offences they relate.

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General what the five largest exit packages agreed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) were for departing members of staff in the last year for which figures are available;...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General how many exit packages worth in excess of £100,000 the Crown Prosecution Service has approved since May 2010; and whether any of these included ex gratia payments.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General what the total value was of court cost awards made in favour of the Crown Prosecution Service that were written-off in (a) 2012-13 and (b) each of the five preceding years.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General what the total value was of court cost awards made in favour of the Crown Prosecution Service in (a) 2012-13 and (b) each of the five preceding years.

      Fraud

      To ask the Attorney-General what guidance the (a) Law Officers and (b) Crown Prosecution Service has produced in relation to fraudulently obtaining an advantage through deception.

      Offences Against Children: Wales

      To ask the Attorney-General what steps the Crown Prosecution Service has taken to address the lack of clarity identified by the Jillings Report over the number of witness statements sent to it...

  • Justice

    • Alternatives to Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when his Department plans to publish its response to the findings of the Intensive Alternative to Custody pilot evaluations.

    • Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was collected following situations where defendants breached their bail conditions and a surety had been given in order for bail to be granted...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much (a) he and (b) officials in his Department spent on external assistance to prepare for (i) appearances before select committees and (ii) contact...

      Courts: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many litigants in person there have been in civil and family courts in Wales in each month from June 2012 to June 2013.

      Devon and Cornwall Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department took following the conclusion of Operation Reproof in 2005.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the annual cost to the courts and tribunal service of employment and support allowance appeals has been since 2008.

      Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many evictions and eviction proceedings in England and Wales took place in (a) April 2013, (b) May 2013 and (c) June 2013.

      Exhumation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how his Department's policy, practice and procedures on exhumation have changed since June 2007.

      Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what reduction in the cost of motor insurance he expects to arise as a result of the lower litigation costs in place since 1 April 2013; (2) what...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what mechanisms his Department has in place to ensure quality of service during contract periods for those firms awarded legal aid contracts.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the Legal Aid Agency's target timescale is for the payment of legal aid to barristers at the criminal public bar; what proportion of legal aid...

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the average age of a magistrate was in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012; (2) how many magistrates were (a) male, (b) female, (c) black, Asian...

      Personal Injury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the potential number of redundancies in the personal injury legal sector as a result of the reduction in costs in the...

      Prisoners: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much was spent by HM Prison Service on raising awareness of Gypsy and Traveller issues within the service in each of the last three years; and...

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the (a) extent of use and (b) effectiveness of mindfulness therapy in prisons.

      Prisons: Swimming Pools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisons have swimming pools for use by inmates.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department received from the Exchequer reserve in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13; and to what use such sums were put.

      Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on exit packages for its staff in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13; and how much of this sum was spent on compulsory redundancies.

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to increase the maximum sentencing powers of magistrates.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward legislative proposals to enable magistrates to sentence offenders to six months consecutive sentences for more than one...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward legislative proposals to allow the Crown Prosecution Service to have an input into the sentences handed down in courts following...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the decision that benefit appeals cases should be sent directly to HM Courts and Tribunal Service on...

      Victims: Surcharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much income the Victims Surcharge (a) generated and (b) was originally projected to generate in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13.

      Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of claimants have appealed successfully against the original Atos determination of their capacity to work in each year since 2009.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what date the UK gave recognition to the current administration of Egypt.

    • Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 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...

      EU Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in which of the last 20 years the auditors of the EU have refused to approve the EU accounts; and what the reasons for such...

      Grant Thornton

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

      Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's position is on negotiating with Hamas.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the implications of Hezbollah activities for British interests in the Middle East.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on adding Hezbollah to the EU's list of recognised terrorist...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of links between the Iranian Government and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of trade between the UK and Israel in the first quarter of 2013; and if he will make a statement.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on public campaigns for boycotting Israeli produce, universities and speakers.

      Mali

      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 Mali.

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on a boycott of settlement goods from the West Bank.

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on campaigns for boycotting settlement produce in the west bank; and what representations he has received...

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which officials of his Department are entitled to use a car from the Government car pool.

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials of his Department used Government cars in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011 and (d) 2012.

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials in his Department were entitled to use the Government car pool in each year since 2009.

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how many officials in his Department travelled business class by train in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011 and (d) 2012; and...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to commission further analysis of the economic impact of air passenger duty on the tourist industry in the UK.

    • Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of people without access to basic banking facilities in each parliamentary constituency in the UK; and what plans his...

      Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the annual pay settlements in the Civil Service were between 1983 and 1997.

      Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Government has allocated in each of the last five years to programmes to support families to meet (a) the cost of childcare and (b) the cost of...

      Equality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 which...

      Government Departments: Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how Government Departments are incentivised to offer up assets for disposal and complete sales rapidly to contribute to debt reduction; and if he will make...

      Infrastructure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many applications there have been to the UK Guarantees scheme; and how many such applications were accepted.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the annual pay settlements in the NHS were between 1983 and 1997; (2) what the annual pay settlements for doctors and consultants were between...

      Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much funding in (a) capital DEL, (b) resource DEL and (c) financial transactions has been allocated to the Scottish Government in (i) 2013-14, (ii)...

      Smuggling: Tobacco

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much HM Revenue and Customs spent on the Tackling Tobacco Smuggling strategy in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13; how many of his Department's staff worked...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance his Department follows in determining whether statistics in answers to parliamentary questions are (a) provided in full, (b) provided via a...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Consultants

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

    • Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of how much capacity will be required to fill the gap until the Capacity Market begins operating; and for how...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when Ofgem will be provided with powers over the Third Party Intermediate Market.

      Energy Companies Obligation: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households in (a) Scotland and (b) Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency have been identified as eligible for the Energy Company...

      Energy: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he or his officials have (a) made and (b) seen of the average annual energy bill for a typical family living in London in...

      Food

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

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how many people he expects to sign up to Green Deal packages in the financial years (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15; (2) how many...

      Moira Wallace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) who was responsible for negotiations regarding the severance payment for Moira Wallace; and what role he played in these...

      Moira Wallace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change against what criteria the performance of Miss Moira Wallace as Permanent Secretary to his Department was assessed.

      Moira Wallace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reason Moira Wallace resigned from her position as Permanent Secretary to his Department.

      Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the installed capacity was of each power station (a) commissioned and (b) which began generating in each year since 1989 for which...

      Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect on the overall departmental budget of severance payments to officials in his Department.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many apprenticeships her Department offered to people aged (a) 16 to 18, (b) 19 to 21 and (c) 22 to 26 years old in each year since 2010.

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what strategies she has to create apprenticeships in her Department; and what plans she has to promote such strategies.

      Grant Thornton

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

      Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when she has met the (a) Northern Ireland Equality Commission and (b) Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission since her appointment; and if she...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many answers to parliamentary questions involving tables of statistics fewer than four pages in length were (a) printed in full and...

  • Wales

    • Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) how many answers to parliamentary questions involving tables of statistics fewer than four pages in length were (a) printed in full and (b) provided...

  • Scotland

    • Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) how many answers to parliamentary questions involving tables of statistics fewer than four pages in length were (a) printed in full and (b)...

  • Education

    • Children’s Centres: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many new children’s centres have opened in (a) the West Midlands, (b) Birmingham and (c) Selly Oak constituency since 2010; and what funding...

    • Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many free schools did not have registration recommended in their pre-opening Ofsted inspection in (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and (c) 2013.

      ICT: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education, 24 April 2013, Official Report, column 986, which...

      Ofsted

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many Ofsted inspectors were employed in each year between 2010 and 2013; and if he will make a statement.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children in Ashfield constituency are entitled to the pupil premium; and what assessment he has made of whether receipt of that premium has...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many qualified teachers have left state-funded schools since 2010.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many qualified teachers below retirement age were teaching in schools other than in the state sector in each year since 2010.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what schools have been (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful in their application to be a national teaching school.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 3 June 2013, Official Report, columns 782-4W, on agriculture: finance, what the reasons are for the...

    • Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the speech of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Lord de Mauley of 28 June 2013, when his...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to his Department's Consultation on a Draft Strategy for Achieving Officially Bovine Tuberculosis-Free Status...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to his Department's Consultation on a Draft Strategy for Achieving Officially Bovine Tuberculosis-Free Status...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether an evaluation of the incidence of TB in cattle in the badger cull pilot areas will be conducted during the pilot period.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how humaneness will be defined in his Department's terms of reference for the badger cull pilots.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2013, Official Report, column 447W, on dangerous dogs, if he will estimate the likely effect...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect of flooding on insurance premiums of farmers whose (a) land, (b) livestock and (c)...

      Horses: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made on negotiations on changes to the Tripartite Agreement on the movement of horses between France,...

      Pigs: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to prevent new strains of porcine epidemic diarrhoea from China and the US entering the UK.

      Pigs: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the UK pig sector of porcine epidemic diarrhoea from China and the US...

      Rural Areas: Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department has taken in order to increase the provision of affordable housing in rural areas.

      Sky Lanterns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department has taken to record injuries to livestock caused by the residue of Chinese lanterns; and how many...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Accountancy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how much the Government Equalities Office spent on contracts with (a) Deloitte, (b) Pricewater- houseCoopers, (c) KPMG and (d) Ernst and Young in each...

    • Consultants

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how much (a) she and (b) officials in the Government Equalities Office spent on external assistance to prepare for (i) appearances before select...

      Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how much has been spent by the Government Equalities Office (a) in total and (b) on staff costs on promoting equality and diversity in each of the...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what the Equalities and Human Rights Commission staffing levels were (a) in May 2010, (b) in May 2011, (c) in May 2012, (d) in May 2013 and (e) at the...

      Married People

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if she will put forward amendments to the Same Sex Marriage Bill in the House of Lords to ensure that the word wife will continue to be used in...

      Newspaper Press

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if she will support the No More Page 3 campaign.

      Newspaper Press

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if the Government Equalities Office will investigate the effect of topless modelling in newspapers on the negative representation of women in the media.

      Northcote House

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the Government Equalities Office used the facilities at Northcote House, Sunningdale Park, Berkshire in...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps she 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

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many senior civil servants left the Government Equalities Office and public bodies under voluntary exit and received a severance payment in each...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Written Questions

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many answers by his Office to parliamentary questions involving tables of statistics fewer than four pages in length were (a) printed in full and (b) provided...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts Council England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will estimate the full cost to the Exchequer of restoring funding to the Arts Council to the level it would have been without the...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the broadband coverage targets are for each (a) local authority, (b) nation of the UK and (c) contract held by BD:UK

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 24 June 2012, Official Report, column 113W, on broadband, what her Department recommends as the optimum...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will publish the data showing where the last 10 per cent of the country not being included in the BDUK roll out will be.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funds have been spent to date on the super connected cities programme.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost to the public purse was of people seconded to local authorities to help with the roll-out of broadband in (a) 2011-12 and...

      Broadband Delivery UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the answer of 8 November 2012, Official Report, columns 816-7W, on Broadband Delivery UK, what the total cost of...

      Grant Thornton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department has spent on contracts with Grant Thornton in each year since 2008.

      Pornography: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether she has received reports on the discussions that the UK video on demand regulator ATVOD is having with UK financial institutions...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to increase the representation of (a) women, (b) people with disabilities and (c) ethnic minorities on the...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many answers by her Department to Parliamentary Questions involving tables of statistics fewer than four pages in length were (a)...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guidance her Department follows in determining whether statistics in answers to Parliamentary Questions are (a) provided in full,...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to ensure that there is a diverse pool of Black, Asian and minority ethnic staff for Ministers to choose from for their private...

    • Community Development: Ashfield

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many Big Society community organisers living in Ashfield constituency have been trained to date.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Education on putting cybersecurity on the school curriculum; (2) what steps he is...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2013, Official Report, columns 496-7W, on cybercrime, whether the Government has requested or obtained data from (a)...

      Employment: Surrey

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate his Department has made of the net change in the number of people in (a) Woking constituency and (b) Surrey in employment in each of the...

  • Defence

    • Air Force: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what personnel of what rank will work at the Combined Air and Space Operations Centre at Torrejon de Ardoz; and what estimate he has made of the cost to...

    • Army: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what training will take place as part of re-establishing the Lead Armour Battlegroup; and what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the Future Maritime Support Delivery Framework to come into force.

      Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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...

      Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with his United States counterpart on the (a) development and (b) export of a Brimstone missile prototype.

      Iceland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he last met his Icelandic counterpart; and what was discussed at that meeting.

      Jordan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which of his Department's assets are currently based in Jordan.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2013, Official Report, column 779W, on military aircraft, how many aircraft of each type were used to calculate the net...

      Military Bases: County Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to visit Palace Barracks and Kinnegar Barracks in Holywood in North Down constituency; and if he will make a statement.

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assets have been assigned to (a) Standing NATO Maritime Group 1, (b) Standing NATO Maritime Group 2, (c) Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1...

      Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what imagery his Department has requested from other signatories of the Open Skies Treaty in each of the last 10 years.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of the cannibalisation of Link 16 data systems from Type 22 ships and their installation on the Royal Fleet...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many answers by his Department to Parliamentary Questions involving tables of statistics fewer than four pages in length were (a) printed in full and...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what guidance his Department follows in determining whether statistics in answers to Parliamentary Questions are (a) provided in full, (b) provided via a...

  • International Development

    • Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment she has made of the upholding of humanitarian commitments made by the Government of Democratic Republic of the...

    • UK-Israeli Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of UK-Israeli co-operation on international development.

      G8 Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the likely effects of the outcomes agreed at the G8 Summit in June 2013 on developing countries.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Syria and neighbouring countries.

      Child Labour

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to eradicate child labour.

      Fairtrade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment she has made of the role of Fairtrade goods in development.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding her Department provides for health-related projects in Helmand province, Afghanistan; and if she will make a statement.

      Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what information her Department holds on (a) the adult prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS and (b) the number of people living with HIV/AIDS in...

      Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department has taken to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS in (a) Uganda and (b) Africa in the last five years; and if she...

      Developing Countries: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what her policy is on restricting aid to nations that promote and maintain policies and practices that discriminate against lesbian,...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what programmes her Department funds to support the training of teachers in the developing world.

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to ensure that all children everywhere will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to help children and young people in conflict areas who are out of school access some form of education.

      Developing Countries: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what (a) new and (b) additional resources in respect of the pledge made by her predecessor at the family planning summit of June...

      Developing Countries: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of the new £969 million funding for climate change projects in developing countries is planned to support reducing...

      Equality

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

      Grant Thornton

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

      Himalayas

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment she has made of British support for the Great Himalaya Trail; and if she will make a statement.

      Malawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which education programmes her Department is supporting in Malawi.

      Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether her Department provides services to people resident in Wales or usually resident in Wales.

      Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether her Department has a current Welsh Language scheme; when that scheme was adopted; and whether it has been reviewed since May 2011.

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Genetic Modification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice on genetic modification, and from whom, the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) sought, and (2) was given, prior...

    • Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of reports of moderate to severe allergic reactions of agricultural workers when exposed only to Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton...

      Banking: Remittance Transfers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received following the decision of Barclays Bank to close the accounts of Dahabshiil Transfer Services Ltd and companies...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the British Ambassador to Burma has raised issues concerning the recruitment of underage soldiers with representatives of the government of Burma and...

      Children: Sexually Explicit Material

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is being done to ensure that their work on children's safety on the internet is being relayed to all parents including those who may not be computer...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which activities will be covered under the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund; at what interval those activities will be reported to Parliament; and how...

      Courts: Rolls Building

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the facilities in the new Rolls Building of the High Court of Justice for (1) fire safety, (2) sanitation, (3) air...

      Education: GCSEs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each year since 2003, (1) how many, and (2) what proportion of, 16 year-olds did not achieve an A* to C grade at GCSE in English and mathematics; and...

      Education: Missing Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the revised statutory guidance concerning children missing from education has been published.

      Employed and Self-employed Workers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people in the United Kingdom are (1) employed, and (2) self-employed. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people in the United Kingdom...

      Employment: Youth Employment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 1 July (WA 185), why the Minister for Employment did not raise United Kingdom efforts to tackle youth...

      Energy: Electricity and Gas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the total cost by 2030 of the investments required to achieve their full plan for power and gas generation, including all...

      Energy: Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their proposal for local communities where fracking takes place to receive £100,000 per well and 1 per cent of the overall revenues, at...

      Energy: Smart Meters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations made by the Electrical Safety Council's industry summit white paper in respect of the smart meter roll out.

      Energy: UK Coal

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any liability in respect of employees and pensioners of UK Coal who previously served in the nationalised coal industry; what UK Coal paid...

      EU: Olive Oil

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how United Kingdom representatives voted in the European Union Commission and COREPER on the Commission's proposal to ban the selling of olive oil in...

      Finance: Credit Cards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the present status and purpose of the Office of Fair Trading investigation into the charges for transactions made using MasterCard and Visa credit...

      Financial Ombudsman Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 4 July (WA 242), when the Financial Ombudsman's Service will reply to Lord Martin of Springburn; and who...

      G8

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that the agreement reached at the G8 summit on tax is made mandatory.

      Government Departments: Ministerial Meetings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when Ministers last met representatives of the Civil Nuclear Police Federation; and when they next intend to do so.

      Health: Research

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many health research projects based in primary care settings, submitted both by practices and by university departments, have been funded by the National...

      House of Lords: Legislation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what occasions Ministers have sponsored legislation to which they have indicated they were personally opposed since May 2010.

      Immigration: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many non-British children were intercepted at Greater London and south-east ports of entry in (1) 2012, (2) 2011, (3) 2010, and (4) 2009.

      Mobile Phones: SIM Cards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 16 July 2007 (WA 4), whether, as part of their plans for tackling organised crime, they will...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to allocate more United Kingdom development assistance in the form of loans.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the work carried out by UNICEF and other multilateral agencies and non-governmental organisations in relation to children...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the number of Palestinian refugees living in camps for long periods, what representations they have made with the United Nations Relief and...

      Philippines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will raise with the government of the Philippines the impact of organised crime on the sexual exploitation of the children in that country.

      Police: Civil Nuclear Police Federation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Civil Nuclear Constabulary Police officers are currently on gardening leave on full pay (1) as a direct result of the cessation of policing at...

      Police: Women Recruits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps if any are being considered to increase the number of police women recruits from minority communities. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 9 July, what assessment they have made of the new Amnesty International satellite imagery and...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 9 July, when the situation in South Kordofan and Blue Nile was last raised in the United Nations...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 9 July, whether they support the extension of the current arms embargo on Darfur to cover the whole of...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 9 July, whether they are collecting first-hand witness accounts to establish the truth about the...

      Waste Management: Toxic Chemicals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the design of statutory risk assessment procedures in both the United Kingdom and the European Union...

      Young People: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what programmes or initiatives are in place to tackle the numbers of juveniles who are engaged in the selling of drugs in the east London area.

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