Written answers

Thursday, 5 September 2013

  • Attorney-General

    • Travel

      To ask the Attorney-General what the cost of travel by him was in the 11 months to 1 March 2013.

  • Education

    • Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children of a white ethnic background eligible for free school meals achieved 5 A*-C GCSE grades (a) nationally and (b) in...

    • School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to ensure that children with lactose and other allergies are catered for under the free school milk scheme.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment she has made of the findings of the Third Report from the Education Committee, school sport following London 2012, HC 164, and the...

      Schools: Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools in (a) England and (b) Hampshire are able to offer swimming lessons to pupils.

      Youth Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which visits in an official capacity (a) he and (b) his Ministerial colleagues made to a youth club before the responsibility for youth services was...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what proportion of prime contractors his Department paid their subcontractors within 30 days in each of the last 24 months.

    • Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many council houses have been purchased by residents in (a) Harlow constituency, (b) the East of England and (c) the UK...

  • Transport

    • Channel Tunnel Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many woodland sites were subject to land take or disruption during the construction of High Speed 1; how many hectares of woodland were...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the energy capacity required to power (a) Phase 1 and (b) Phase 2 of High Speed 2 when it operates at full capacity.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the carbon footprint of High Speed 2 (a) during the building phase and (b) when fully operational; and if he will place a...

      High Speed Trains: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the peak decibel level of noise generated by a high speed train travelling over a 30 feet high viaduct in open...

      Ipswich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons he visited Ipswich on 20 August 2013; whether this visit was in an official capacity; who invited him; and which hon. Members were present.

      M11

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons on 29 August 2013 there were 50 mph speed limits southbound on the M11 south of the crash north and south of Stansted Airport; for...

      Pedestrian Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on the installation of new pelican crossings; and if he will make a statement.

      Pedestrian Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the research by TRL Limited on relative accident levels on puffin crossings and pelican crossings.

      Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has made an assessment of the desirability of bringing together the Driving Standards Agency, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing...

      Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to Department for Transport Statistics: Table NTS9904—Average distance travelled by mode, region and area type: Great Britain,...

      Railways: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of implementing the East of England Rail Manifesto submitted to him by the hon. and Right hon. Members...

      West Anglia Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of (a) journey times and (b) reliability of rail services on the West Anglia line between London and Stansted Airport.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many assessment centres Atos Healthcare (a) provided and (b) have been contracted to provide in each region under its personal independence...

    • Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how regularly he meets with (a) executives and (b) assessors of Atos Healthcare to discuss disability assessments.

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people with disabilities that have requested a payday loan in each of the last 60 months.

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether he has been invited to meet representatives of the Trussell Trust to discuss food insecurity; (2) when he will next meet with...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of armed forces veterans affected by the spare-room subsidy in (a) Paisley and Renfrewshire North...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in what way Jobcentre Plus is contributing to the Military Covenant; and if he will make a statement.

      Jobseeker’s Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many visually impaired people in (a) Hendon constituency, (b) Greater London and (c) England and Wales are in receipt of jobseekers allowance.

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department plans to spend on the proposed Health and Work Assessment Advisory Service in each of the next three years.

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to proceed with tendering for the Health and Work Assessment Advisory Service.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of public awareness of alternative automatic enrolment pension options instead of NEST.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effects of the benefit cap on (a) single-parent and (b) two-parent households.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the rates are of (a) mortality and (b) contraction of serious illnesses among persons assessed for eligibility for employment and support...

      Training: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions under what circumstances a young person engaged on a traineeship is (a) permitted to claim and (b) precluded from claiming jobseeker's...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what dates meetings of the (a) Universal Credit Programme Board and (b) Universal Credit Service Design Steering group have been held.

      Vacancies: Thirsk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job vacancies there are in Thirsk and Malton constituency.

      Work Programme: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Birmingham, Hall Green constituency have found employment lasting more than six months through the Work Programme since its...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many Afghan women's organisations working on violence against women have been consulted in the development of the strategic...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans her Department has to support essential emergency protection services for victims of violence against women in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether her Department considered any independent or external consultancy views on the viability and future of the Bost Agri Park,...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions her Department had with counterparts at USAID on the viability and potential problems in relation to the Bost Agri...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the effect on the education of girls in Afghanistan of the decision by US Aid not to fund Aid...

      Developing Countries: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2013, Official Report, column 280W, on Syria, what assessment she has made of the ability of UNRWA to...

  • Health

    • Atrial Fibrillation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the most recent data from the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme regarding the number of patients admitted to hospital with a stroke who have a...

    • Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to improve the provision of gallium PET scans for the treatment of neuroendocrine tumours.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the future cost to his Department of complying with carbon emission regulations.

      Cardiovascular System: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) myocardial infarction and (b) suspected myocardial infarction emergency (i) attendances and (ii) admittances there were in each of the last...

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Animal Feed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the extension of the length of animal feeding studies designed to establish genetically-modified organism toxicity or safety.

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on human health of the consumption of meat raised on genetically-modified animal feed.

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the introduction of a labelling scheme for meat and dairy products from animals raised on genetically-modified animal feed.

      Hospitals: Worcestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the future of acute hospital services in Worcestershire on health services in Worcestershire.

      Injuries: Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS hospital bed days were taken up by patients being treated for an injury caused by assault by a sharp object in each of the last six years.

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when the next meeting of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation subgroup on meningococcal infection is scheduled for; and for what...

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the Government's aim to reduce children's deaths through public health measures, as outlined in its pledge, Better health outcomes for...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to increase the number of mental health specialists in the NHS.

      NHS 111

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to (a) the NHS and (b) NHS Direct of the operation to date of the 111 telephone service; what estimate he has made...

      NHS: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what activity his Department organised to mark the 65th anniversary of the NHS; (2) if any Ministers in his Department attended an event to mark...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the money set aside by the NHS to compensate patients for clinical negligence claims will be paid to lawyers representing patients....

      Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what arrangements he plans to put in place to ensure that ovarian cancer patients currently receiving treatment through the Cancer Drugs Fund will...

      Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether ovarian cancer drugs previously appraised but not recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence will be re-assessed under...

      Paediatrics: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many paediatric emergency (a) attendances and (b) admissions there were in each of the last three years at (i) The Royal Free Hospital, (ii) Barnet...

      Poultry Meat: Food Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of retailed chickens tested positive for (a) campylobacter and (b) salmonella in the most recent survey of chicken on retail sale by the...

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of access to the Nursery Milk Scheme on children's health outcomes; (2) what assessment he has made of...

      South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints were made about the South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust in each of the last 10 years; and how many such complaints...

      South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of staff of the South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust are employed in a managerial role.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many and what proportion of the staff of his Department have been on (a) fixed-term and (b) permanent contracts in each of...

    • European External Action Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will discuss with his European Council colleagues reducing the 17 weeks per year holiday entitlement of EU staff working...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential economic development of Gibraltar's territorial waters in (a) fishing, (b) land...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to increase the depth of Gibraltar harbour in order to allow for the docking of Royal Navy aircraft carriers.

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to support the Gibraltar authorities in preventing Spanish fishermen fishing illegally in...

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans the Government has to increase the powers available to the Gibraltar Squadron and the Royal Gibraltar Police to deal...

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Moroccan counterpart on the sovereignty of Gibraltar and the Spanish North African...

      Horn of Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with (a) EU counterparts and (b) the Intergovernmental Authority on Development towards...

      Nature Conservation: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the relationship between the (a) Lords Resistance Army, (b) Al Shabab and (c) similar groups and...

      Nature Conservation: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his (a) EU and (b) G8 counterparts on tackling wildlife trafficking; and if he will make...

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which senior officials of his Department are entitled to use the Government Car Service.

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost to his Department of using the Government Car Service was in each of the last four years.

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken in response to the recent attacks on the Hazara people in Pakistan.

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the number of Hazara people murdered in Quetta, Pakistan in the last two years.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports his Department has received about the welfare of Christians living in rebel-held areas of Syria.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will investigate whether any UK-manufactured chemicals have been used in any chemical weapons deployed in Syria.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the average cost per user is of his Department's use of the London Car Service.

      Treaty of Utrecht

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the governments of Spain and Catalonia on Spanish compliance with Article XIII of the...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many questions answered by his Department included fewer than four pages of statistics in the Official Report for the last month.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to ensure that all answers provided by his Department containing tables of statistical data which...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average time is for which UK drones have loitered over targets in Afghanistan prior to the release of a missile; what records his Department...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the implementations of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the role of women in conflict resolution and security in Afghanistan was discussed...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to ensure the security of women and girls in Afghanistan is protected (a) during and (b) after the withdrawal of military forces.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of drone missions undertaken by the UK in Afghanistan in each year resulted in the release of a missile.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what work and ongoing studies his Department is undertaking to examine the mental health impact of (a) deployment and (b) tours of duty that are extended...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Army service leavers there have been in each of the last three years; and how many Army Service Leaver's Packs have been issued in each such year.

      Chinook Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the cost of operating (a) three variants and (b) a single version of the Chinook helicopter.

      Chinook Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel were involved in the testing of the Chinook HC.6 at Naval Air Warfare Centre Aircraft Division at Naval Air Station Patuxent River;...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on adopting programmes similar to the United States Foreign Military Sales system.

      Firing Ranges: Colchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions his Department has had with (a) local residents and (b) Colchester Borough Council on proposals to erect fences at the Middlewick firing...

      Firing Ranges: Colchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of erecting fences at the Middlewick firing range, Colchester.

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether Hercules transport aircraft will be kept in service to meet the needs of forces designed for special operations; and if he will make a statement.

      Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many items were lost at (a) COD Donnington and (b) COD Bicester since September 2012; and if he will make a statement; (2) what the value of...

      Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) at what point lost items of equipment are considered to have been stolen; and if he will make a statement; (2) what criteria are used for...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the defence implications and the impact on regional stability of the growing insurgency in the Sinai peninsula and the...

      Ministry of Defence Guard Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Ministry of Defence Guard Service staff are employed at front line command sites in (a) South Tyneside, (b) the North East and (c) the UK.

      Navy: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assets and how many personnel were involved in Exercise Cougar in each of the last five years; (2) what the cost to the public purse was of...

      Niteworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the annual budget was of UK Niteworks in each year since 2003.

      Niteworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people are employed by UK Niteworks.

      Parachute Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on changes in parachute training for members of the Parachute Regiment and (a) the discontinuation of annual refresher jumps...

      RAF Akrotiri

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect the deployment of six Typhoon aircraft to RAF Akrotiri will have on the air bridge to Afghanistan.

      RAF Northolt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the responses received to his Department's consultation on increasing the number of civilian flights into and out of RAF Northolt; and...

      RAF Northolt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many (a) military flights, (b) non-commercial civil flights and (c) commercial civilian flights there were (i) into or (ii) out of RAF Northolt...

      RAF Northolt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which organisations were consulted by his Department before the decision to increase the number of civilian flights from RAF Northolt was taken; and if...

      RAF Spadeadam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he next plans to visit RAF Spadeadam.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost is of the Capita Reserve Forces Recruiting Group processing contract.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people applied to join the Reserve Army in the most recent period for which figures are available; how many of them have been processed; and...

      Travel

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

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost was of the Rotary Wing Unmanned Air System Capability Concept Demonstrator contract; and how long he expects the programme to run.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the installation of software on MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicles to allow them to use inclined orbit satellites for communication and...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of Hellfire missiles fired by RAF unmanned aerial vehicles hit their target in each of the last three years. [R]

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects a decision about the Royal Navy ISTAR urgent operational requirement is expected to be made; and what the expected in-service date is. [R]

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the cost has been of the Hermes 450 programme to date; and what the projected future costs are of that programme; [R] (2) what the cost has...

      Victoria Cross

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on commemorating the holders of the Victoria Cross awarded for actions in the First World War who were not born in the UK; and if he...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Birmingham

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many deaths in Birmingham were attributed to alcohol in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

    • Big Society Network

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2013, Official Report, column 414W, on Big Society Network, if he will publish the letter of complaint about the Big...

      Civil Servants: Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will consider agreeing a disability leave entitlement to staff in the Civil Service who have returned to work after claiming disability benefits.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much the audit of procurement contracts held by G4S and Serco will cost.

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many sales of residential properties were completed in each year since 1992.

      Internet: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what discussions he has had with (a) the Scottish Government, (b) the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and (c) the Scottish Federation of...

      Public Appointments: Females

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to increase the representation of women on the boards of public bodies.

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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...

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress he has made in cutting the size of severance packages for senior civil servants.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he plans to discuss the Fifth Report from the Energy and Climate Change Committee on Energy Prices, Profits and Poverty, HC...

    • Energy: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to obtain EU state aid approval for the proposed capacity market.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 13 May 2013, Official Report, column 20W, on energy, whether the information gathered through the Energy...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the potential public investment contract for Hinkley Point C Power Station whether prior to entering into...

      Insulation: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made on the effect on (a) nesting birds and (b) other wildlife of changes to housing insulation...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the installation cost, excluding subsidies and levies, of a megawatt of each current type of renewable...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the total expenditure required on transmission lines and associated infrastructure needed by 2020 to...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under his plans for a biodiversity offsetting scheme, how he plans to (a) safeguard against the loss of habitats supporting...

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) criteria and (b) methodology his Department will use to evaluate the humaneness of badger culls in pilot areas; and...

      Consultants

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

      Dogs: Electronic Training Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of recent research funded by his Department into behavioural and physiological changes to dogs...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress he has made on raising energy efficiency standards for electrical appliances.

      Livestock: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many warning notices have been issued by the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratory Agency for breaches of the...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of efforts to improve the effectiveness of habitat replacement schemes.

      Porpoises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps he has put in place to protect harbour porpoises in UK waters; (2) what progress he has made on the...

      Porpoises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of offshore wind farms on harbour porpoises.

      Water: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the water leakage levels in the Eastern region other than Essex were in each year since 2008.

  • Home Department

    • Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many UK citizens have been brought back to the UK from other EU member states under the European Arrest Warrant in each of the last...

    • Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests for the surrender of an individual under a European arrest warrant were received by the Serious Organised Crime Agency in...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) people and (b) UK nationals were extradited from the UK under a European arrest warrant in 2012-13; and to which EU member...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been extradited to the UK under a European arrest warrant each year since 2004; and how many such extraditions were for...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been extradited from the UK to another EU member state under a European arrest warrant each year since 2004; and how...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many on-site inspections took place on contractors delivering the Commercial and Operational Managers Procuring Asylum Services project...

      Asylum: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many failed asylum applicants have been deported back to Iran year on year in each of the last three years.

      Bombings: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent progress has been made on bringing to justice the perpetrators of the Birmingham pub bombing in 1974.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will introduce a departmental service level agreement covering responses by Ministers of her Department to correspondence from hon....

      Crime: Wiltshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of trends in the level of crime in (a) North Swindon constituency and (b) Wiltshire in each of the last five...

      David Miranda

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will set out the basis for the detention of Mr David Miranda in transit at Heathrow Airport on 18 August 2013; for what reason his...

      Exclusion Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish a list of the names of all people banned from entering the UK for anti-extremist purposes in each of the last 10 years.

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will exempt South Africans who speak English as a first language from the English language element of the Life in the UK test for...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to improve the service provided by the Employer Checking Service.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to the Minister of State for Immigration, dated 5 July 2013, from the right hon. Member for...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her, dated 22 July 2013, from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regards to Mr O....

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her, dated 22 July 2013, from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regards to Mr...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her, dated 22 July 2013, from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regards to Mr...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her, dated 22 July 2013, from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regards to Miss...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her, dated 19 July 2013, from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regards to Ms...

      Members: Correspondence

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

      Members: Correspondence

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

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 15 July 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms B Jacob.

      Members: Correspondence

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

      Members: Correspondence

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

      Members: Correspondence

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

      Members: Correspondence

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

      Members: Correspondence

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

      Registrars

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) Superintendent Registrars, (b) Deputy Superintendent Registrars, (c) Registrars and (d) Deputy Registrars in England and Wales...

      Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Government plans to ratify the Council of Europe's Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officers the UK Border Agency has dedicated to organised crime.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Working Parents

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps she is taking to support working parents.

    • Mothers

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities What assessment she has made of the cumulative effect of Government policies on new mothers since May 2010.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding her Department is making available for digital inclusion (a) directly and (b) through partner bodies.

    • Paralympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the London 2012 Paralympics legacy.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the number of (a) hotel and (b) bed and breakfast owners that have not paid the correct amount for their...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will bring forward legislative proposals for the election of BBC trustees and the decriminalisation of television licence fee...

      UK City of Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport When she expects the decision to be made on the UK's City of Culture in 2017.

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport What steps she is taking to ensure a suitable commemoration of the First World War.

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport What steps she is taking to ensure a suitable commemoration of the First World War.

  • Justice

    • Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions an individual has successfully appealed an uncompleted community order suspended in each of the last two years.

    • Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether firms involved in over-charging for electronic tagging services will still be excluded from bidding for further departmental contracts.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the average cost to Government Departments of responding to each Freedom of Information Act request.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people that have successfully applied for legal aid since the introduction of the Legal Aid Online...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) where the providers awarded contracts under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 to provide face-to-face legal aid...

      Mental Health Review Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many mental health tribunal cases were listed for hearings in (a) 2008, (b) 2009, (c) 2010, (d) 2011, (e) 2012 and (f) 2013.

      Mental Health Review Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had about the listing of mental health tribunal cases.

      Offences Against the Person Act 1861

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions were made under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 where a dog was used as a weapon in each of the last five years.

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2013, Official Report, column 220W (1) on parole, how many people (a) were eligible to opt into and (b) did opt into...

      Paul Flint

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) for what reasons Paul Flint was transferred to Ford Open Prison; (2) what assessment he has made of the efficacy of risk assessments carried out...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of pre-sentence reports have recommended immediate custody for (a) men and (b) women in Crown courts in each of the last three years.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of trends in stress and anxiety caused by accidents as the basis of motor insurance claims; and if he will make a statement.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what research his Department has undertaken into any link between being a victim of sexual abuse and subsequent criminal convictions; and if he will make...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with the chief coroner in relation to changing the burden of proof in cases of suicide from criminal to civil; and if...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Buckingham Palace: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has discussed with the Royal Household its policy on temporary staff contracts at Buckingham Palace.

    • Chemical Weapons: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will investigate whether chemicals exported from the UK to Syria under the standard individual export licences for...

      Companies: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will consider bringing forward legislative proposals to ensure that companies provide terms and conditions in a font size...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has conducted any research into the number of people on zero-hours contracts separately from that carried...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on what date his Department's investigation into zero hours contracts began its work.

      Further Education: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the further education capital fund will be restricted to use by further education colleges when that fund is transferred...

      Higher Education: Student Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students were studying a (a) two year, (b) three year and (c) four year undergraduate degree course at a UK university...

      Legal Profession: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will give consideration to bringing forward proposals to amend the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2013 to...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to keep the minimum wage in line with inflation.

      Post Offices: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if she will commission a review of rural post offices in Northern Ireland.

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to improve access to postgraduate funding.

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many winning bidders under (a) round one and (b) round two of the Regional Growth Funds have not yet received a final agreed...

      Sign Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what effect the 2013 Spending Round will have on his Department's funding of British Sign Language qualifications.

      Sign Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will protect his Department's funding of British Sign Language qualifications throughout the time period covered by the...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what discussions he has had with Ministers and officials at the Department for Work and Pensions on the effect of that...

  • Treasury

    • EU Staff: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether UK civil servants working for EU institutions pay income tax at the same level as other UK citizens.

    • EU Staff: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether members of the European Parliament representing constituencies in the UK pay income tax at the same level as other UK citizens.

      Financial Institutions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that (a) credit card companies and (b) other financial organisations comply with the rulings and requests of (i) the...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid to the Exchequer at each prevailing rate of stamp duty from residential sales in each year since 1992; and what proportion of total...

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