Written answers

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

  • Scotland

    • Economy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with Ministers of the Scottish Government on Scotland's future economic prospects.

    • State Pension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of people in Scotland in receipt of the state pension compared to the rest of the UK.

      Businesses: UK Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment his Department has made of the value to businesses in Scotland of being part of the UK.

      Businesses: UK Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment his Department has made of the value to businesses in Scotland of being part of the UK.

      Average Wages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what change there has been in the level of average wages in Scotland since May 2010.

      Departmental Cost Savings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what amount of administrative cost savings was made by his Department in 2012-13; and what amount of savings are planned to be made in 2013-14.

  • Wales

    • Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many posts in his Department have been relocated from London to each other region in each of the last 10 years.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many posts in her Department have been relocated from London to each other region in each of the last 10 years.

  • Transport

    • Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many posts in his Department have been relocated from London to each other region in each of the last 10 years.

  • Attorney-General

    • Police Cautions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many conditional cautions have been issued by police forces in England and Wales since 2013; and for what offence each such caution was issued.

    • Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Attorney-General how much the Crown Prosecution Service has spent on severance costs for departing members of staff in each year since 2010-11.

      Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Attorney-General how much the Government legal service has spent on severance costs for departing members of staff in each year since 2010-11.

      Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will publish the review carried out by Peter Mason CBE into how documents related to the BAE Systems case were sent by the Serious Fraud Office to the wrong location.

      Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney-General what the cost to the Serious Fraud Office was of recovering the evidence related to the BAE Systems case sent to the wrong location.

      Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney-General whether details of the identities of any prosecution witnesses and informants were contained in the evidence related to the BAE Systems case that the Serious Fraud...

      Witnesses: Children

      To ask the Attorney-General what information he holds on complaints made about developmentally inappropriate questioning of child witnesses in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Recall of Parliament

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate he has made of the cost to the House service of the recall of the...

  • Defence

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the approximate annual cost to his Department of steps to meet its Greening Government targets by March 2015.

    • Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what financial support is currently offered to service personnel who leave the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Royal Air Force and (c) British Army; and what the...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) number and (b) proportion of current armed service personnel in the (i) Royal Navy, (ii) Royal Air Force and (iii) British Army who have...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the number of (a) regular and (b) reserve forces who will leave the UK armed forces following possible changes to Scotland's...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether existing test and diagnostic equipment will be used in the Warrior CSP upgrade programme.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effects of overseas postings on the parenting responsibilities and liabilities for Child Support Agency payments of...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff (a) directly employed and (b) indirectly employed through other companies by his Department were employed on zero-hours contracts in each...

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what days and at which locations the October 2013 Exercise Joint Warrior is expected to take place; which nations are expected to take part in that...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what savings, in each category of expenditure, his Department has made since May 2010; and what savings are forecast over the next five years.

      Reserve Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent on recruitment campaigns for the Reserve Force in (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and (c) 2013 to date.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral answer of 4 September 2013, on Trident, if he will make an estimate of the additional cost to his Department of...

  • Treasury

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the savings to the public purse if the new tax-free childcare scheme was restricted to parents earning less than (a)...

    • Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to remove business rates from former public toilets which are no longer in use.

      Oil: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the conflict in Syria on the price of oil.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much HM Revenue and Customs (a) has spent under each cost heading in each year since 2010-11 and (b) expects to spend under each cost heading in each...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of its resources HM Revenue and Customs expects to spend under each cost heading in each year from 2013-14 to 2015-16.

      Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of his Department's jobs have been relocated from London to each region of the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Tax Allowances: Veterans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy that payments from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and guaranteed income payments should be exempt from tax.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Cats: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make it his policy that local authorities should be required to implement cat care policies to prevent the...

    • Fisheries: Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assurances he has received as to the benefit to the Saharawi population of the new protocol to the EU-Morocco Fisheries...

      Ragwort

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is planning to take to improve the management of ragwort.

  • Health

    • Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support his Department plans to provide to the charity, Carbon Monoxide Awareness during National Carbon Monoxide Awareness week in November 2013.

    • Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support is made available by the NHS to people experiencing long-term chronic health problems as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.

      Hospital Corporation of America

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when his Department signed a contract for the provision of gamma knife services with the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) at St Bartholomew's...

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he will publish by the end of 2013 a full response to the consultation on the Nursery Milk Scheme that ended in October 2012.

      Warm Homes Healthy People Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether his Department will be running a Warm Homes, Healthy People programme for the winter of 2013-14; (2) when bids will be invited for the Warm...

  • Home Department

    • Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are in receipt of (a) section 95 support for asylum applicants and (b) section 4 support for a failed asylum applicant who...

    • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the resources available to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre to combat...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many alleged instances of grievous bodily harm were reported to police forces in England and Wales in each year since 2009; and how many...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to expand the immigration detention estate.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Tier 1 Entrepreneur visas have been granted since 31 January 2013; and how many decisions on such visas are awaiting determination.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many graduates from UK universities have been issued Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange) visas since 6 April 2012.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visas have been issued since their introduction in April 2012.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many graduates of UK universities have been issued Tier 2 visas since 6 April 2012.

      Entry Clearances: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what additional resources are being made available to the British Embassy in Lebanon to ensure the swift processing of visas for Syrian...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding the Government has allocated to tackling the practice of female genital mutilation at home and abroad.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) in how many cases asylum was granted on the grounds of the risk of female genital mutilation in each year since 2010; (2) in how many...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training is given to police officers on tackling and prosecuting instances of female genital mutilation.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on granting asylum to women and girls at risk of female genital mutilation.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people held in immigration detention had been held for more than (a) 18 months, (b) 24 months and (c) 36 months on 1 September 2013.

      Immigration: Stratford

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department's recent decision to allocate resources to immigration status checks in Stratford resulted in delay in processing...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects a reply to be sent to the letter from the hon. Member for Slough of 14 February 2013 on the Employers 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 for Immigration, dated 22 July 2013, from the right hon. Member for Manchester,...

      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 G....

      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 25 June 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 15 July 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr D O...

      Members: Correspondence

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

      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 25 July 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when a reply will be sent to letters sent by the hon. Member for Harrow West on 13 May and 16 July 2013 to UK Visas and Immigration regarding...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national offenders have successfully challenged deportation on human rights grounds in the last 10 years; how many of those...

      Passports: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much compensation her Department and its agencies paid as a result of losing (a) passports and (b) other travel documents in each of the...

      Police: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) nature and (b) financial value was of counternarcotics assistance given to the Pakistan government in each of the last six...

      Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many alleged rapes were reported to police forces in England and Wales in each year since 2009; and how many such allegations were...

      Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were stopped and searched under the Terrorism Act 2000 in each of the last five years.

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of travel by her was in the 11 months to 1 March 2013.

      Verne Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the purposes were of the contracts relating to HM Prison The Verne which were awarded by her Department on 7 August 2013 to (a) Aedas,...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of (a) disabled children and (b) children defined as living in poverty living in households whose...

    • Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of working age adults are currently registered as disabled in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) Barnsley, (c) South...

      Foreign Investment in UK: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the 100 parliamentary constituencies with the largest amount of Japanese inward investment over the last 30 years.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance his Department has issued to Jobcentre Plus officers on allowing claimants to use telephones and computer terminals in Jobcentre...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Scotland are currently waiting for a new jobseeker's allowance claim to be processed; and what the average waiting time is.

      Offshore Industry: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the Health and Safety Executive last conducted a review of the safety reporting procedure in the offshore helicopter sector.

      Offshore Industry: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment has been made of the safety implications for the offshore workforce of the fatal accident in the North Sea on 23 August 2013,...

      Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what targets his Department has set for reducing income inequality; and what its policy is on the social effect of income inequality.

      Satellite Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what subscriptions his Department has for premium satellite television channels; and what the cost of each such subscription was in the most...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many people classed as employed (a) only have one hour per week contracts and (b) have worked one hour in the last year in each constituency...

    • Government Departments: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his policy is on the use of the Swedish Derogation in the Agency Workers Directive for staff working in Government Departments; and if he will make...

      New Businesses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many businesses have opened in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England in the last year.

      Social Conditions: Surveys

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent comparative assessment he has made of the UK's position amongst European states in the satisfaction with social life survey; and what steps...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that young people from strong faith and cultural backgrounds have access to the National Citizen Service; (2)...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what refurbishments to her Department's buildings have been carried out in the last 24 months; and at what cost.

    • Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what input her Department provided to the Department for Transport's response to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cycling report,...

      Press: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which newspapers, periodicals and trade profession publications her private ministerial office subscribes to on a (a) daily, (b) weekly,...

      Satellite Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what subscriptions her Department has for premium satellite television channels; and what the cost of each such subscription was in the...

      Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many departmental identity cards or passes have been reported lost or stolen by staff in her Department since May 2010.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Christmas Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his private ministerial office spent on sending Christmas cards in 2012.

    • Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much was paid in constraint payments by National Grid in each year from 2009; and what proportion of such payments were received by...

      Energy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the annual amount paid in constraint payments in Scotland for energy is from (a) wind, (b) coal, (c) gas and (d) nuclear in each...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that homes near shale gas extraction sites will not be subject to increased household insurance premiums.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) the environment, (b) house prices and (c) the quality of life of fracking.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans have been put forward by applicant companies seeking licences to operate hydraulic fracturing platforms for gas for the long...

      Fracking: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations he has received and what discussions he has had with regard to fracking in North Yorkshire.

      Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many full-time equivalent staff of each Civil Service grade are currently employed in the private office of each Minister in his...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department pays in subsidy for each unit of energy produced by each form of renewable energy.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many tonnes of carbon dioxide his Department estimates were displaced by renewable electricity generation in (a) the UK, (b)...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 4 September 2013, Official Report, column 419W, on Sellafield, how many employees of Nuclear Management...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 4 September 2013, Official Report, column 419W, on Sellafield, what the highest single bonus received by an...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 4 September 2013, Official Report, column 419W, on Sellafield, what performance criteria must be met before...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Business: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for consultation or call for evidence on proposals to introduce a fine for late payment.

    • Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether investigations have been carried out by officials in his Department into allegations that coaches working on the...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on how many occasions and on what dates the business taskforce on EU regulation has met since May 2010.

      Company Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will set a deadline for those companies which have received letters from Companies House regarding disclosure of overseas...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the effect of data protection legislation on the ability of hon. Members to act on their constituents' behalf...

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the change in the seasonally-adjusted level of non-EU exports since May 2013.

      Graduates: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of additional life time earnings of graduates.

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to table 4.1 of his Department's document Industrial Strategy: UK sector analysis, published in September 2012,...

      Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what strategy the Government has to improve adult literacy in (a) deprived areas and (b) Devonport to ensure that people in such...

      New Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications have been made in total under the Start-Up Loans scheme to date; how many such applications (a) have been...

      New Businesses: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) monetary value of loans to be given to entrepreneurs in (i) Harrogate and...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Billing

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many creditors of her Department owed more than £10,000 which remained unpaid after (a) 30 days, (b) 45 days, (c) 60 days, (d) 75 days and...

    • Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the practice of female genital mutilation in the UK.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many empty homes have been brought back into use under the New Homes Bonus in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) South...

    • Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department holds on the proportion of funding transferred from the Department of Health to his Department...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homeless (a) children and (b) adults are in temporary accommodation in each local authority area in the West Midlands.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of his Department's jobs have been relocated from London to each region of the UK in each of the last 10 years.

  • Education

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many staff (a) directly employed and (b) indirectly employed through other companies by his Department were employed on zero-hours contracts in...

    • Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will place in the Library a copy of all internal briefings prepared for Ministers on the use of private email accounts for the purpose of...

      GCSE: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consideration he has given to the effect of Ofqual's decision to remove the Speaking and Listening Assessment from GCSE English and GCSE English...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make it his policy to reduce the number of staff in his private ministerial office who hold a Government Procurement Card.

      Ministers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what training his Department provides for newly-appointed Ministers; and whether he has attended any such training sessions since his appointment.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on how many occasions his Department has been granted an (a) extension and (b) exemption to a ministerial appointment to a public body in accordance...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools financial value standard declarations have been received from schools in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) South Yorkshire and...

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the (a) provision of school uniform grants and (b) cost of school uniform.

      Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the latest (a) vacancy and (b) turnover rates for social workers in England is in each (i) local authority and (ii) region.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • British Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps UK Trade and Investment takes to ensure there is no conflict of interest between the British Council's role in...

    • Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which (a) Minister and (b) officials from his Department met the Director-General for the Organization for the Prohibition of...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has received from (a) UK and (b) other journalists working in Israel regarding delays by the...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will provide an estimate of the number of inhabitants of the Gaza strip killed by Israeli bombardments of white...

      Nobel Prize: Ceremonies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost was of UK participation at the Nobel Prize Ceremony 2013.

      Shaker Aamer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent progress he has made in securing the release of Shaker Aamer; and if he will make a statement.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many of his Department's jobs have been relocated from London to each region of the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he (a) raised with his Syrian counterpart and (b) made representations to the Syrian Government that Syria should join the...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he (a) raised with his Russian counterpart and (b) made representations to the Russian Government on the importance of...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he (a) raised with his Chinese counterpart and (b) made representations to the Chinese Government on pressing Syria to join...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he (a) raised with his Iranian counterpart and (b) made representations to the Iranian Government on pressing Syria to join...

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the EU consulted the local Saharawi population before drawing up the new protocol to the EU-Morocco Fisheries...

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 26 November 2012, Official Report, column 104W, on Western Sahara, whether Morocco has yet produced...

  • Justice

    • Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the potential effect on equality of arms in the legal system (a) following the implementation of the Jackson reforms and...

    • Confiscation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the value was of orders enforced under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in each of the last five years.

      Crown Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the average length of time was between a crime being committed and the trial being completed at Leicester Crown court in each of the last five...

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost of the audit by PricewaterhouseCoopers into the electronic monitoring contracts held by G4S and Serco in England and Wales is expected to be.

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on what date PricewaterhouseCoopers was commissioned to carry out the audit into the electronic monitoring contracts held by G4S and Serco in England and...

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of implementing the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights since 1998.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the financial and administrative cost on legal businesses of the requirement proposed in his Department's consultation,...

      Michael Turner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many times he has met Michael Turner, Head of the Criminal Bar Association, in the last year; (2) what recent discussions he has had with...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the prison performance rating was for HM Prison (a) Blundeston, (b) Dorchester, (c) Northallerton and (d) Reading in the latest period for which...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) passive and (b) active drug dogs there were at each prison establishment in England and Wales in each of the last four years; and if he will...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the pilot study of drug-free prison wings; and when he intends to publish the outcome of that project.

      Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what progress his Department has made in reducing its central London estate; (2) what progress his Department has made in its plans to relocate...

      Salvation Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will list by (a) region and (b) month the (i) nationality, (ii) gender and (iii) age of each suspected victim of trafficking referred by the...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many posts in his Department have been relocated from London to each other region in each of the last 10 years.

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