Written answers

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many smartphone apps her Department has launched.

  • Health

    • Life Expectancy: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to address lower life expectancy rates on Merseyside.

    • Health and Social Care Provision: Integration

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

      Microprocessor Knees: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that lower limb amputees are able to access microprocessor knees through the NHS at the same level as recommended should...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Closure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many accident and emergency departments are planned for closure during the current spending round.

      Health Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps he has taken to reduce health tourism.

      Redundancy Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce costs of redundancy in the NHS.

      NHS England: Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the chair of NHS England on priorities for future funding; and if he will make a statement.

      Cancer Drugs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of the Cancer Drugs Fund (a) to date and (b) over the next two years.

      Cancer Survival Rates: Data

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward legislative proposals to introduce standardised packaging of tobacco products.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether and at what level a centrally determined interest rate on deferred payment agreements for residential care costs will be introduced in the Care Bill.

      Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many births per full-time equivalent NHS midwife there have been in (a) England and (b) each region in each year since 2001.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes in per capita funding to the (a) NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), (b) NHS South Tyneside CCG, (c) NHS South Tees CCG, (d)...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of GP surgeries make referrals to food banks.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether GP practices receive a referral payment when patients are referred to the London NHS Diagnostic Service provided by InHealth.

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration he has given to allocating funding for the screening of all children under the age of 11 years for possible heart defects.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on what happens to those who qualify as midwives at higher education institutions in England; and how many go on to...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many places for midwifery training were commissioned in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and what the total population of...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost was of training a midwife in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many student midwives were in receipt of a bursary in each of the last three academic years for which figures are available; what the average bursary...

      Muscular Dystrophy: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure long-term security of the neuromuscular care adviser post in the East Midlands; and if he will make a statement.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the potential value of educating school age children about organ donation and transplantation.

      Perinatal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will consider standardising information regarding warning signs of foetal distress and issue national guidance on preventing infant mortality;...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps NHS England plans to take to ensure that cancer centres delivering stereotactic ablative radiotherapy do not fall below the critical mass...

      South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for which quarters since May 2010 has the South Tees NHS Foundation Trust failed to meet its referral treatment target.

      South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what conversations he and his Ministerial colleagues have had with (a) Monitor and (b) the South Tees NHS Foundation Trust about (i) the Trust's failure...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what geographic telephone number his Department advertises for use by the general public.

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will make a decision on whether to introduce standardised packaging on tobacco products.

      Torrington Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent guidance his Department has issued to NHS trusts on the closure of community hospitals; (2) what recourse is available to challenge the...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Anti-Slavery Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what each Minister in his Department will be doing to acknowledge Anti-Slavery Day on 18 October 2013; and if he will make a...

    • Bellwin Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities have successfully applied for monies through the Bellwin scheme in each of the last five years; and...

      Community Assets Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many community nominations under the Localism Act 2013 to include local authority land as areas of community value have been...

      Housing Associations: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to allow the public to take complaints about Housing Associations and their tenants to the Housing Ombudsman.

      Prefabricated Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will investigate modern prefabricated building methods such as the Insulshell system as a way of providing high quality,...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has recently met representatives of private landlords; and if he will make a statement.

      Sleeping Rough: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the proportion of those individuals sleeping rough who are former members of the armed forces.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to reduce pollution levels at the Air Balloon Pub and surrounding cottages.

    • Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the cost to the circus industry of complying with the licensing scheme under the Welfare of...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information his Department holds on how much the EU has spent on (a) the International Sustainability and Carbon...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the cost of the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Sustainability Scheme to...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will place in the Library evidence from his Department's vaccination programme in Woodchester Park of changes in the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will adopt new success criteria for future badger culls based on a lower percentage of badgers culled and a longer...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he has taken to ensure badger culls are compliant with the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether any extension of the time period for badger culls to occur will (a) alter the recommendations of the Independent...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that any future badger cull (a) will be compliant with the Bern Convention and (b) will...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he received the latest official estimates of the badger population in (a) Somerset and (b) Gloucester.

      Climate Change: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of whether the 0.8 degree Celsius rise in the earth's temperature since 1900 has...

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many regulated procedures conducted in Scotland under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 involved (a) mice, (b) rats, (c)...

    • Firearms: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences involving illegal firearms were committed in (a) Liverpool, (b) Merseyside and (c) England in each of the last 10 years.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been refused firearms licenses by each police force as a result of substantiated evidence of a history of (a) domestic...

      Hillsborough Independent Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the letter from the Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Walton, dated 4...

      Hillsborough Independent Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what dates she has visited the Independent Police Complaints Commission's Hillsborough investigations headquarters.

      Police: Widowed People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many widows and widowers applied for a discretionary payment under the Police Survivor Support scheme; (2) if she will provide a...

      Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to increase the use of police stop and search powers.

      Stun Guns: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times tasers were used on under 18s in (a) England and (b) each London borough in each of the last five years.

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what geographic telephone number her Department advertises for use by the general public.

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received about waiving airport tax for charities.

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to make necessary home adaptations for wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans exempt from VAT.

      Infrastructure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what value of projects have been guaranteed by the UK Guarantees scheme to date; and in which (a) sector and (b) geographic area each funded project is based.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many prosecutions relating to enforcement of the minimum wage were pursued in each of the last four years; and in which parliamentary constituencies the...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many smartphone apps his Department has launched.

      Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what proportion of the £22.5 billion raised in the 3G auction in 2000 have mobile networks claimed back in tax relief; (2) what the net receipt...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by how much the upper earnings limit would need to be increased to enable only those earning less than (a) £10,000 and (b) £12,500 to be exempted...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average response time was to answer the Taxes Helpline on 0845 3000627 in the last six months for which figures are available; what the length was...

      Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2013, Official Report, columns 227-8W, on statutory sick pay, when he plans to consult on implementation of targeted tax...

      Tax Allowances: Social Enterprises

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2013, Official Report, column 940W, on tax allowances: social enterprises, when he plans to set out the outcome of the...

      Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason HM Revenue and Customs did not take action in response to the 400-gigabyte cache of data regarding offshore tax evasion which was leaked by...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on the competitiveness of small companies and start-ups of the simplified import VAT accounting scheme approval...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the VAT revenue accruing to the Exchequer from online advertising in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) pursuant to the answer of 14 October 2013, Official Report, column 479W, on Afghanistan, whether his Department has any plans to publish or...

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what guidance his Department provides to wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans about VAT exemptions for necessary home adaptations.

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what proportion of Army personnel currently serving (a) as officers and (b) in other ranks were aged under 18 at enlistment; (2) what proportion...

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of Army personnel promoted to each rank of officer and above in the last 10 years enlisted as junior entrant soldiers.

      Devonport Dockyard and Clyde Naval Base

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions code A and code B nuclear incidents have occurred at (a) HM Naval Base Devonport and (b) HM Naval Base Clyde; and what happened in...

      Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many Thales Starstreak high velocity missiles have been purchased by his Department on 11 October 2013; and what the cost to the public purse...

      Military Decorations: World War II

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of those who are eligible have applied for the Bomber Command clasp to date; how many of those applications have been (a) rejected and (b)...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many smartphone apps his Department has launched.

      The Guardian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on advertising with (a)The Guardian newspaper, (b)The Guardian website and (c)The Guardian Media Group in (i) 2009-10, (ii)...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Watchkeeper unmanned aerial vehicle will receive a full release to service; and if he will estimate how much has been spent on the programme to date.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the (a) Electoral Office headquarters in Northern Ireland and (b) Electoral Commission regarding the ongoing...

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of progress with the updating of the Electoral Register in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

      Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many meetings she has had with Richard Haass or members of his staff since his appointment as Chair of round table talks in Northern Ireland.

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many meetings Ministers in her Department have had with the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland since September 2012.

      The Guardian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much her Department spent on advertising with (a)The Guardian newspaper, (b)The Guardian website and (c)The Guardian Media Group in (i)...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the likely benefits to tourism in Northern Ireland as a result of the 2013...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of (a) availability, (b) capacity and (c) effectiveness of provision available for parents bursary...

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children were classed as living in poverty in each constituency of the UK in each of the last 10 years; and what estimate he has made...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people's records have been mislaid by his Department in the course of moving documents between storage offices since 1990.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance with a prognosis of over 12 months were referred to the work programme up to...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library details of the (a) most common illnesses and disabilities and (b) length of prognosis of people in receipt of...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what funding his Department makes available to support jobseekers; and which of those funding schemes involve the transfer of money to (a)...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for St Helens South and Whiston, Official Report, column 237W, on housing benefit: social...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Kilmarnock and Loudon of 13 September 2013, Official Report, columns 922-3W, on housing benefit:...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his Department's press release of 14 October 2013, entitled jobseekers to start signing new claimant commitment; on what date...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobseekers' allowance claimants in (a) Inverness, (b) Rugby and (c) Hammersmith have been required to sign a claimant commitment since...

      Lip Reading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to increase awareness of the needs of people who lipread amongst providers of public services for which his Department is...

      Long Term Unemployed People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of jobseeker's allowance claimants have been out of work for more than (a) 24, (b) 36 and (c) 48 months.

      Long Term Unemployed People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the contribution of the Minister for Employment on 14 October 2013, Official Report, column 426, on long-term unemployed,...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the median wage in real terms of those people in (a) work or self-employment, (b) employed for 35 hours or more per week,...

      Separated People: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many separating and separated parents have been assisted so far in each project in receipt of funding from the Help and Support for...

      Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the level of repayment was for (a) crisis loans and (b) budgeting loans in each of the four years to March 2013.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the number of sanctions issued by an adviser in Jobcentre Plus is included in his or her staff appraisal; and if he will make a statement.

      Training: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will include residential training provision for the disabled in the Disability Employment Strategy Report due to be published in...

      Unemployed People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of levels of (a) functional literacy and (b) computer literacy amongst the unemployed.

      Unemployed People: Kilmarnock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on refunding the cost of travel by jobseekers in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency between July 2013 and September 2013.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 4 June 2013, Official Report, columns 197-8W, on universal credit: Kilmarnock, if he will make it his policy to...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 4 June 2013, Official Report, columns 197-8W, on universal credit: Kilmarnock, what progress he has made in providing...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate how many people in each parliamentary constituency will be affected by changes in universal credit payments on and after...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the expenditure to date on IT for Universal Credit which will be categorised as nugatory in addition to sums...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to page 34 of his Department's green paper entitled 21st Century Welfare published in July 2010, what recent assessment he has...

  • Education

    • Bookstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many books were delivered by Bookstart in each constituency of the UK in each year of the scheme's existence.

    • Bookstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding was allocated to Bookstart by his Department in each year of its existence.

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of schools make referrals to food banks.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on what basis funding is made available to newly-opened free schools in relation to actual and projected numbers of pupils.

      National College for Teaching and Leadership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what appraisal he has made of the performance of the Chief Executive of the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what procedures are in place to ensure pupil premium payments follow students who move schools during an academic year.

      Schools: Sandwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will place copies of the Property Data Survey Programme results for schools in the Sandwell local authority area in the library.

      Schools: Sandwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will visit schools in the Sandwell local authority area.

      Schools: Separated People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what measures he is taking to ensure schools maintain positive relationships with both parents of a child when the parents are separated.

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to encourage schools to teach pupils about entrepreneurship and starting a business.

  • Transport

    • A417 and A419

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what comparative assessment he has made of (a) delays and (b) congestion at the A417/A419 air balloon roundabout and roundabouts with similar traffic...

    • A417 and A419

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will produce a cost-benefit analysis of the options to alleviate congestion problems on the A417/A419 Air Balloon roundabout.

      A417 and A419

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the estimated current design capacity is of the A417/A419 Air Balloon roundabout.

      A417 and A419

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average (a) weekday and (b) weekend delay time is for the A317/A319 Air Balloon roundabout during peak hours.

      A417 and A419

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps the Highways Agency has taken to deal with congestion centred on the Air Balloon roundabout on the A419 and A417; and whether any further...

      A417 and A419

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) lowest and (b) highest daily traffic flow through the A417/A419 Air Balloon roundabout has been in the last six months.

      Aviation: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of whether the current regulation for minimal fuel carry for commercial aircraft is satisfactory.

      British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many British Transport police officers there were in post in each of the last five years.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost of preparing and drafting the proposed Hybrid Bill for Phase 1 of High Speed 2.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether any businesses have indicated to his Department that they plan to relocate from London to Birmingham as a result of the planned High Speed 2...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many requests made pursuant to (a) the Freedom of Information Act 2000, (b) the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and (c) Data Subject...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which consultancy firms have been paid in excess of £100,000 and (a) are being used and (b) have been used on the High Speed 2 rail project since...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the number of businesses likely to close as a result of the construction of High Speed 2.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding he expects to raise from local authorities who will benefit from High Speed 2.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he will publish the report commissioned by HS2 Ltd from the companies Sinclair Knight Merz and Jacobs into the High Speed 2 modelling framework.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when his Department will provide illustrative timetables that set out planned services for the West Coast Main Line following completion of High Speed 2.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many individuals have been engaged by HS2 Ltd in the last 12 months via personal service companies.

      Invalid Vehicles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents on roads involving motorised mobility scooters have been recorded in the last five years for which records are available.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many smartphone apps his Department has launched.

      Railway Stations: Chelmsford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans there are to build a new railway station at Beaulieu Park, Chelmsford; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Chelmsford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans there are to build a (a) loop and (b) third rail from Beaulieu Park to Witham; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Ipswich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made in replacing the overhead electrification cables on the line from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich; and what the cost of...

      Railways: Ipswich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress is being made in upgrading the track from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich; and what the cost of that project has been to date.

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with Welsh Ministers and representatives on securing an hourly train service between Shrewsbury and Aberystwyth.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many road safety auditors there were in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Northern Ireland and (d) Scotland in each of the last three years; (2)...

      Transport: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how he measures the distance children travel to school in rural areas.

      Transport: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average distance travelled to school by (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) all other pupils for whom data is available was for the last three...

  • Justice

    • Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he will publish the next Victims' Code.

    • Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions there have been for dog control offences under the Town and Police Clauses Act 1847 in each year for which statistics are available...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many appeals from Bradford relating to employment and support allowance have been logged with the Tribunals Service in the last 12 months.

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of probation offices make referrals to food banks.

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what support her Department provides to women who have been trafficked in order to assist their rehabilitation into civil society.

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if he will review the retirement age for magistrates; (2) what assessment he has made of the cost to the public purse of raising the retirement...

      Ministers’ Private Offices

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

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many smartphone apps his Department has launched.

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effect of the planned changes in the number of prison officers employed in the public sector on (a) prison safety and...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners have completed their minimum sentence tariff but are still imprisoned in (a) HMP Altcourse, (b) HMP Walton and (c) all prisons in England.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what steps he plans to take to ensure that prison officers are protected from attacks; (2) how many prison officers were attacked in each of the...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the implications of the relationship between the proposed National Probation Service and community rehabilitation...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department has received any representations from the judiciary on its proposed probation reforms.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what supervision requirements are currently available to the courts in England and Wales; and whether it will be a condition of future probation...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what requirements bidders for probation work will need to meet in respect of provision of supervision for men convicted of domestic violence-related offences.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether all future providers of probation services will be required to attend those local multi-agency meetings which consider the needs of (a)...

      Probation: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what requirement bidders for probation work will need to meet in respect of the supervision of female offenders.

      Victims’ Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many times he has met the Victims' Commissioner.

      Young Offenders: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to decrease the level of re-offending amongst young offenders.

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many children have been in secure children’s homes in each local authority area in each year since 2007-08; (2) how many children have...

      Youth Offending Teams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many full-time equivalent posts there were in each youth offending team in each year between 2009-10 and 2012-13.

  • Attorney-General

    • Children: Abuse

      To ask the Attorney-General on how many occasions a local authority has refused to disclose information requested by the Crown Prosecution Service to support a child abuse-flagged prosecution in...

    • Convictions

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) what the Crown Prosecution Service conviction rate has been (a) overall and (b) in contested cases for (i) rape, (ii) domestic violence and (iii) child abuse in...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General how many reports of the parliamentary ombudsman which were critical of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have been published in each of the last three years; how...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Attorney-General how many human trafficking-flagged cases in each offence category were referred to the Crown Prosecution Service for a charging decision in each of the last five...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Attorney-General how many smartphone apps the Law Officers’ Departments have launched.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many cases of (a) rape, (b) domestic violence and (c) child abuse have been prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service in each of the last seven years.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many cases the Crown Prosecution Service prosecuted in magistrates' courts in 2012; and how many such cases concerned regulatory offences.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General pursuant to his contribution of 14 October 2013, Official Report, column 592, if he will publish the six point action plan to increase referrals of rape and domestic...

      Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many rape-flagged cases were referred to the Crown Prosecution Service for a charging decision in each police force area in each of the last five years.

      Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General when the Director of Public Prosecutions plans to publish the results of his inquiry into falling numbers of rape prosecutions.

      Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney-General pursuant to the answer of 14 October 2013, Official Report, column 440W, on Serious Fraud Office, what the Serious Fraud Office's Tactical Tasking and Coordination...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Attorney-General how many offences prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service in magistrates' courts in 2012 concerned non-payment of the television licence fee.

      The Guardian

      To ask the Attorney-General how much the Law Officers' Departments spent on advertising with (a)The Guardian newspaper, (b)The Guardian website and (c)The Guardian Media Group in (i) 2009-10,...

      Trials: Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Attorney-General what training do (a) Crown Prosecution Service in-house prosecutors and (b) counsel briefed by them receive before they are allowed to cross-examine vulnerable defendants.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the carbon budgets as set out in the Climate Change Act 2008, what steps his Department is taking to help UK...

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the monetary cost to UK businesses of steps to use water, energy and natural materials more efficiently...

      Electric Cables: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what cost-benefit analysis his Department has made of a North-South interconnector in Wales; and if he will publish any such analysis.

      Energy: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of (a) the level of interconnection between the UK's energy control network and the internet and (b) the...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he last met the chief executive of Ofgem to discuss energy prices; and if he will make a statement.

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the cost to the UK of the EU Emissions Trading System since its implementation in 2005.

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the extent to which the inclusion of aviation in the EU Emissions Trading System has led to a decrease...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the amount paid by UK airlines for emissions under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme since 2012.

      EU Energy Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what comparative assessment he has made of (a) how much the UK has spent on implementing the EU Energy Efficiency Directive and (b) how...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the appropriate length of time within which a Green Deal package can be agreed and fully...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects the initial assessment of all homes that could be eligible for the Green Deal to be completed.

      Ineos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations he has received from Ineos concerning the restructuring of their UK operations at (a) Grangemouth refinery and (b)...

      Natural Gas: Aldbrough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on what date (a) planning was granted for and (b) works on site commenced on the Aldbrough gas storage facility.

      Natural Gas: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on what date (a) planning was granted for and (b) works on site commenced on the Halford gas storage facility.

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish figures for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 for exploration, development and operating activities on the UK Continental...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reason the tables for income from and expenditure on the UK Continental Shelf have not been updated since 2008.

      Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what contingency plans his Department is making to prepare for a prolonged cold spell this winter.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effects of his Department's policies on the expansion of solar energy on the level of carbon emissions.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 8 October 2013, Official Report, column 296W, on Afghanistan, when her Department reached a decision to...

    • Developing Countries: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to promote digital technology for democratic processes around the world.

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) how much of the funding committed by the UK at the Nutrition for Growth event in June 2013 has been allocated to (a) the...

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans her Department has to engage parliamentarians in the Post-2015 Development Framework; and if the Prime Minister will agree...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid has been delivered directly (a) in Syria and (b) to Syrian refugees since January 2012.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Burmese counterpart on the unconditional release of (a) Naw Ohn Hla and (b) other political...

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of changes in incidences of the practice of torture and ill treatment towards political prisoners...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the situation of Christians in Egypt.

      The Guardian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on advertising with (a) The Guardian newspaper, (b) The Guardian website and (c) The Guardian...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what recent assessment he has made of activity in the Parchin military facility in Iran; (2) what assessment he has made...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when his Department expects to re-open the UK Embassy in Tehran; and what progress has been made on re-opening the Iranian...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many smartphone apps his Department has launched.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions Human Rights concerns have been raised with the government of Sri Lanka since May 2010; and on how many...

      United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the government of the United Arab Emirates on extending the amnesty for Emirati citizens from...

      US-UK Joint Strategy Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) when the Government plans to publish the findings of its review of UK-US Joint Strategy Board; (2) how many times the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2013, Official Report, column 135W, on civil servants: pay, when he next plans to meet representatives of the PCS union...

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many businesses have used the CESG cyber incident response scheme to date.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many smartphone apps his Department has launched.

      The Guardian

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much his Department spent on advertising with (a) The Guardian newspaper, (b) The Guardian website and (c) The Guardian Media Group in (i) 2009-10,...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people in (a) Crawley constituency, (b) the South-East and (c) England started an apprenticeship in (i) 2012 and (ii) 2013.

    • Business: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to promote (a) invoice financing agreements and (b) other steps to encourage banks to fund...

      Business: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what average contribution was made by (a) employers and (b) the Higher Education Funding Council for England to each student...

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make it his policy to exclude audio-visual content from draft regulations introducing a copyright exception for...

      Council for Science and Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he has taken to ensure that reports commissioned by the Council for Science and Technology are not authored by those...

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the expansion of the high-cost credit sector since 2010.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress has been made on incorporating the EU Cybersecurity directive into UK law.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when the report by Sir Andrew Witty on universities will be published.

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for what reason his Department believes that the Land Registry Business Strategy cannot be delivered effectively under the...

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether Land Registry cash reserves have been considered for the delivery of the Business Strategy under its current Trading Fund...

      Marketing: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of internet search marketing costs on the profitability of UK businesses.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what resources his Department (a) allocated to enforcement of the minimum wage in each of the last three financial years and (b)...

      Overseas Students: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of new student visa regulations on UK universities.

      Personal Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received on the introduction of compulsory qualifications for hairdressers.

      Regional Assistance: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to promote regional growth in (a) the North West and (b) Rossendale and Darwen constituency.

      Retail Trade: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to increase training and skills for small independent retailers.

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what new apprenticeship frameworks or qualifications have been created as a direct result of employer demand through the Employer...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of the employer investment in (a) each of the successful bids for round one of the Employer Ownership of Skills...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeships will be created for (a) 16 to 18 year olds and (b) people aged 19 years and over in each of the...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what data or information he will take into account when assessing whether the training being provided as part of Round One of the...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Livestock

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what risk assessment the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) have...

    • Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that apprentices are paid the correct minimum wage.

      Arms Export

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was spent on arms export subsidies in each of the last ten years and to date in 2013.

      Aviation: Flight Time Limitations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take following the decision of the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee to reject the new flight time...

      Badgers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many badgers killed in the current cull tested positive for tuberculosis; whether they will publish statistics after the cull ends showing the number of...

      Badgers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the independent assessment of the success of the badger cull pilots will include an assessment of the amount and consequences of any...

      Badgers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the actual cost to date of policing and related matters due to the culls in the two badger culling pilot areas; and what is the estimate of the...

      Badgers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the procedure and timetable for the assessment of the effect of the two pilot badger culls on the incidence of tuberculosis in cattle in and around...

      Badgers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the numbers of badgers in England (1) 12 months ago, and (2) now; and on what basis they have made those estimates.

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England has been or will be given the authority to set or recommend maximum loan-to-value and...

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed the vulnerability of bank assets to rising interest rates and the advisability of requiring capital to be held against sovereign...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the information technology infrastructure in use for welfare benefits is capable of accommodating different regimes between Northern Ireland and...

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to include a report on British Indian Ocean Territory in their report to the Universal Periodic Review of the United Nations Human Rights...

      Civil Service: Volunteering Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the regional spread of the voluntary groups, community groups and social enterprise organisations that are participating in the civil service...

      Coastal Paths

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have proposals to streamline the process for creating the coastal path in England and associated access land between the path and the sea; and...

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the cold weather payment to old age pensioners as a result of the increase in energy costs recently announced.

      Credit Unions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role credit unions play in Northern Ireland; and whether they have drawn any lessons for Great Britain.

      Credit Unions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support have they given to International Credit Union Day.

      Crime: Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary thematic review on the police response to domestic violence and abuse will include an assessment of the costs...

      Diego Garcia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to discuss with the government of the United States the creation of a settlement for Chagossians on Diego Garcia in the context...

      Elections

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many anonymous electors were registered in each constituency in each year since the provision was introduced.

      Elections: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the present accuracy of the electoral register in Northern Ireland.

      Elections: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what response has been received by the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland to the recent canvass of voters.

      Elections: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether failure to make a return in response to the voter canvass by the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland will result in a person’s name being...

      EU: Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much is spent under the Common Agricultural Policy on farms devoted exclusively to the rearing of fighting bulls in Spain.

      Financial Policy Committee

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider giving the Financial Policy Committee (FPC) of the Bank of England guidance on excluding from the published minutes of meetings...

      Forestry Commission Estate

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been achieved so far in the proposed changes in the control and management of the forestry estate; and what is the timetable for future progress on...

      Gambia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to respond to the withdrawal of The Gambia from the Commonwealth.

      Gambia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in the discussions under Article 8 of the Cotonou Agreement with The Gambia since they were resumed on 11 July.

      Gambia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implication for human rights in The Gambia of that state's withdrawal from the Commonwealth.

      Gambia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to end the European Development Fund's assistance to The Gambia on the regulation of the media, in the light of the impact of...

      Governing Authorities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what criteria they describe the governing authorities of some states as “governments” and others as “regimes”.

      Health: Shingles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the shingles catch up scheme is available from April 2013 for patients aged 70 but not yet 71 and from 1 September 2013 for patients aged 79 on that...

      Hedgehogs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the current population of hedgehogs in England; how that figure compares with population estimates in the last three decades; and...

      Homeless Families

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government for what reasons each of those authorities whose bids for a share of the “Gold Standard” funding to reduce the extended use of bed and breakfast...

      Housing: Help to Buy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assumptions they have made in pricing the guarantee issued in support of Help to Buy including, in particular, the trend in national and regional house...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to tackle human trafficking in the Commonwealth; and whether such a response involves regional and international institutions.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to strengthen the ability of the national referral mechanism to identify victims of trafficking and to give them adequate support,...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran concerning the imprisonment of Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-American Christian Pastor who has been...

      NASA: Spacecraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what components of NASA’s Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft were supplied by United Kingdom companies.

      NHS: Sites and Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any part of the Putney Hospital site is still owned by the National Health Service; why it is still undeveloped since it closed in 1999; whether they...

      Northern Ireland: Flags and Parades

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Haass talks on flags and parades in Northern Ireland; and what involvement they have had in them.

      Northern Ireland: Welfare Reform

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive with regard to the financial implications of a different approach being applied to welfare...

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask the Leader of the House why 13 Questions for Written Answer tabled in July remained unanswered on 8 October; and what discussions he has had with the departments concerned.

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the Government’s latest estimate of the capital cost of building the complete HS2 Y network.

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what monetary estimate for optimism bias and risk provision were contained in the cost estimates announced for the construction of HS2 by the Department for...

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent estimate of the number of passengers transferring from road and air links to HS2 upon the completion of the HS2 network.

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent estimate of the impact on congestion levels on the M1 and M40 of the completion of the HS2 Y network.

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the past two years, how many opinion polls have been carried out by HS2 Limited, and when; what range of issues each poll covered; what was the cost of...

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the Department for Transport and HS2 Ltd plan to spend on HS2 in 2013–14 and 2014–15.

      Railways: Reopened Lines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the London–Sussex Coast rail corridor study that the Secretary of State announced earlier this year, with particular...

      Railways: Waterloo Station

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent estimate of the cost of reopening the disused former Eurostar platforms at Waterloo station; and what capacity benefits would...

      Roads: M6

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to provide northbound access to the M6 motorway at Junction 31A.

      Russia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect the human rights of British citizens detained at Murmansk by the Russian authorities.

      Russia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that British citizens detained at Murmansk by the Russian authorities have access to legal advice and assistance.

      Russia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that British citizens detained at Murmansk by the Russian authorities have regular contact with their families.

      Russia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that British citizens detained at Murmansk by the Russian authorities are allowed to remain together as a group.

      Scotland: Independence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the constitutional position of Members of Parliament elected for Scottish constituencies in the 2015 General Election...

      Shipping: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will hold inquiries into the two incidents involving DUKW vessels sinking in Merseyside and catching fire in the Thames.

      Taxation: Income Tax

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of how much income tax they would receive with a top rate of (1) 40 per cent, (2) 45 per cent, and (3) 50 per cent.

      Thames Tideway Tunnel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the most recent Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of the Thames Tideway Project was undertaken in a format and scope acceptable to financing...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the rate of progress in the official designation of Alevi houses of worship in Turkey.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of progress towards the re-opening of the Greek Orthodox seminary on Halki Island in Turkey.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the assertion of Amnesty International that there were large scale human rights violations during the dispersal of protesters in...

      Working Time Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the comments made by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee in their 12th Report (HL Paper 54) relating to Working Time...

      Young Offender Institutions: Restraint

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the parents of a child (or the local authority when the child is on a care order) in a young offender institution are routinely notified when a child...

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