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Written answers

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

  • Leader of the House

    • Members: Employment

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will bring forward proposals in respect of the regulation of hon. Members and second jobs.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Cafes: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities in the UK have street pavement café regulation or licensing schemes in place.

    • Charities Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what reports his Department has laid before each House of Parliament pursuant to section 70(9) of the Charities Act 2006 in 2012-13.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what costs were incurred by his Department's estate in respect of (a) gas and (b) electricity supply in the 2012-13 financial year.

      Housing: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of newly built properties were built on flood plains in each year from 2008.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations he has received from local authorities on pavement parking.

      Pedestrian Areas: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what assessment he has made of the number of pedestrian injuries as a result of street clutter on footpaths in the last...

      Property Development: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward legislative proposals to include lead flood authorities as statutory consultees in all major planning...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what grants his Department has made to social housing providers to improve the quality of their stock since May 2010; which such...

      Swimming: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to prevent unsafe swimming in disused quarries.

  • Transport

    • Charities Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what reports his Department has laid before each House of Parliament pursuant to section 70(9) of the Charities Act 2006 in 2012-13.

    • Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what costs were incurred by his Department's estate in respect of (a) gas and (b) electricity supply in the 2012-13 financial year.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 22 October 2013, Official Report, column 124W, on High Speed 2, if he will list the 48 people who have been engaged by HS2...

      Level Crossings: Bassetlaw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) which wig wag level crossings in Bassetlaw constituency use 36 watt lamps; (2) how many wig wag level crossings have 36 watt lamps; (3) which...

      Motorways: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has any plans to roll-out LED lighting on Britain's motorway network; and if he will make a statement.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the risk to pedestrians posed by pavement parking.

      Railways: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had with rail companies operating in Yorkshire on (i) improving train...

      Severn River Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport at what level the tolls at the Severn Bridge will be set from January 2014.

      Trans-European Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what recent communications his Department has had with the European Commission regarding the TEN-T core and comprehensive projects; and if he...

  • Wales

    • Charities Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what reports his Department has laid before each House of Parliament pursuant to section 70(9) of the Charities Act 2006 in 2012-13.

    • Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what costs were incurred by his Department's estate in respect of (a) gas and (b) electricity supply in the 2012-13 financial year.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Army Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions she has had with the Ministry of Defence about the recruitment of army reservists in Northern Ireland.

    • Charities Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what reports her Department has laid before each House of Parliament pursuant to section 70(9) of the Charities Act 2006 in 2012-13.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what costs were incurred by her Department's estate in respect of (a) gas and (b) electricity supply in the 2012-13 financial year.

      Parades Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many meetings she has had with (a) the Parades Commission and (b) individual members of the Parades Commission in 2013 to date.

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent representations she has received from (a) the Chief Constable of Police Service of Northern Ireland, (b) the Police Federation and...

      Public Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment she has made of the relevance of unreleased Northern Ireland Office historical documents held at Swadlincote to the work of the...

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive regarding the introduction of standardised packaging for cigarettes; and if she...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Charities Act 2006

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what reports the Government Equalities Office has laid before each House of Parliament pursuant to section 70(9) of the Charities Act 2006 in 2012-13.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Charities Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what reports her Department has laid before each House of Parliament pursuant to section 70(9) of the Charities Act 2006 in 2012-13.

  • Defence

    • Army: Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 16 October 2013, Official Report, column 740, on army: Germany, what additional financial support his Department provided as a...

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements he has agreed with HM Treasury for carrying over unspent CDEL and RDEL at the end of each financial year.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Independent Expert Panel has been asked to consider the possibility of humane gassing as part of the culls.

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations or scientific advice he has received about the possible contribution of illegal killing of badgers to...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made on the development of vaccines against TB for badgers and cattle; and when he expects these...

      Floods: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many properties were judged to be at (a) significant and (b) very significant risk of flooding in each year since 2008.

      Floods: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many properties moved from (a) very significant and (b) significant to a lower flood-risk category in each year since 2008.

      Rabies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to prevent rabies entering the UK.

      Sewers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many sustainable urban drainage schemes were delivered in each year since 2008.

  • Home Department

    • Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received from police forces on the non-availability of ambulances to fulfil requests for attendance at...

    • Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of victims chose to punish offenders by (a) a community resolution and (b) formal prosecution in the last 12...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what costs were incurred by her Department's estate in respect of (a) gas and (b) electricity supply in the 2012-13 financial year.

      European Convention on Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has been having with her European counterparts on the renegotiation of the non-refoulement aspect to Article 3 of...

      Firearms: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her policy to gather information on the number of offences committed involving (a) legally held and (b) illegally held...

      Hillsborough Independent Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police forces are expected to second investigators to Operation Resolve; and if she will ensure that no investigator who was involved...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to ensure that the (a) police and (b) emergency services have sufficient training and resources to meet the needs of...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK citizens held a British passport on 21 October 2013.

      Police Federation of England and Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of (a) cost savings and (b) the number of extra police officers able to be hired if police officer time spent on...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Charities Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what reports his Department has laid before each House of Parliament pursuant to section 70(9) of the Charities Act 2006 in 2012-13.

    • Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what target his Department has set for the number of homes within the UK to take out a Green Deal package.

      Offshore Industry: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the effects of the restructuring of the Health and Safety Executive on the offshore oil and...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the support available for businesses employing fewer than 10 people...

    • Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the adequacy of the advice made available to businesses employing fewer than 10 people by their bank.

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) businessmen and (b) businesswomen he has met in the last month.

      Business: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to support businesses to reduce the costs of poor mental health in its employees.

      Employment Appeal Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the costs incurred by his Department to date are in pursuit of the appeal against the decision of the Employment Appeals...

      Mental Illness: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to encourage businesses to sign up to Time to Change through its health, work and wellbeing...

      Petrochemicals: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change about the future of the UK...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Internet Services Review

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the current review of PICT and Parliament's internet presence will...

    • Official Report: ICT

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much of the failed Hansard Reporting Suite 2 programme was built using...

  • Treasury

    • Business: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) for each of the years in which the Independent External Reviewer to the Appeals Process for lending to small and medium-sized enterprise businesses...

    • Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to split child benefit between parents that have shared custody; and if he will make a statement.

      Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what financial assistance has been given to the Irish Republic in each year since 2010.

      Taxation: Appeals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases investigated by HM Revenue and Customs were awaiting a tax tribunal hearing on 31 March (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013; and what...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures (a) have already been implemented and (b) are planned to ensure that Government procurement takes account of human...

    • Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Israel's renewal of co-operation with the United Nations Council for Human Rights would require a commitment by the UK...

      Overseas Trade: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which countries the Overseas Business Risk register currently gives no specific human rights information on; and when that...

      Overseas Trade: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the document, Good business: implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, published in...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if at the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting he will (a) condemn Sri Lanka's human rights record and (b) take...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage the Sri Lankan Government to uphold human rights law.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has held with civil society organisations in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka on the political...

  • International Development

    • Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she is taking to promote human rights for Baha'i communities through (a) her Department's programmes and (b) the United Nations.

    • CDC

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps she has taken to increase the role of the Commonwealth Development Corporation in supporting entrepreneurship in...

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she intends to take to ensure that women's equality and empowerment are part of the post-2015 international development agenda.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Transparency Agenda

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent steps he has taken to develop his Department's transparency agenda.

    • Fraud, Error and Uncollected Debt

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress his Department has made on tackling fraud, error and uncollected debt in public sector contracts.

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of British citizens who were living in other European countries in (a) 1991, (b) 2001, (c) 2011 and (d) 2013 to...

      British Nationals Abroad: Higher Education

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of UK citizens who were studying in further and higher education institutions in other European countries in (a)...

      Energy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what costs were incurred by his Department's estate in respect of (a) gas and (b) electricity supply in the 2012-13 financial year.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of Government contracts awarded since May 2010 were awarded to (a) male-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and (b)...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he can take to terminate a contract for a Government service entered into with a private sector entity in situations where concerns emerge...

      Health

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the level of happiness was in each local authority area in each year for which data is available.

      Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what work his Department is co-ordinating across Government on deaf communication and language support.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when the Major Projects Authority Report into High Speed 2 will be published in full.

      New Businesses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new businesses were registered in each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) region of the UK in each month since January 2008.

  • Justice

    • Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many invoices were processed by his Department in the last financial year which figures are available.

    • Charities Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what reports his Department has laid before each House of Parliament pursuant to section 70(9) of the Charities Act 2006 in 2012-13.

      EU Justice and Home Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if the Government will seek to continue without change the information exchange and co-operation with other EU member states established by Council...

      Feltham Young Offender Institution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the report by the Inspectorate of Prisons on HMP Young Offenders Institution Feltham, published in January 2013, and the...

      Hunting Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people were (a) proceeded against and (b) convicted of offences under the Hunting Act 2004 in 2012; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Judges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many new deputy district judges appointments in 2010 were (a) male, (b) female, (c) black, Asian and minority ethnic, (d) educated at the...

      Judges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many new High Court judges appointments in 2012 were (a) male, (b) female, (c) black, Asian and minority ethnic, (d) educated at the University...

      Judges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many new Lord Justices of Appeal appointments in 2012 were (a) male, (b) female, (c) black, Asian and minority ethnic, (d) educated at the...

      Judges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what proportion of deputy district judges working in magistrates' courts were (a) male, (b) female, (c) black, Asian and minority ethnic, (d)...

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of prison officers in England have received training in mental health in each of the last five years.

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of prison officer trainees have received training in mental health as part of their basic training in each of the last five...

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment has been made of the availability of mental health training for prison officers since the publication of the Bradley Report in April 2009.

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) which foreign countries provide how much funding to the cost of keeping their nationals jailed in the UK; (2) how much the UK pays to each foreign...

      Registered Intermediaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations she has received on the number of Registered Intermediaries appointed for children.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to answer question 170056, tabled on 7 October 2013 for answer on 10 October 2013.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his Department's publication entitled Departmental Child Maintenance Arrears and Compliance Strategy, published in January...

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his Department's Child Maintenance Arrears and Compliance Strategy for 2012-17, published in January 2013, what (a)...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what trials are being conducted by his Department to encourage and help separated parents liable for child maintenance payments to keep...

      Electrical Safety: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to raise awareness of electrical fires in workplaces in (a) Paisley and Renfrewshire North constituency, (b)...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what costs were incurred by his Department's estate in respect of (a) gas and (b) electricity supply in the 2012-13 financial year.

      Health and Safety Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many safety inspectors worked full-time for the Health and Safety Executive in each year since 2008.

      Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which Government Departments currently use NRCPD-registered communication professionals to support deaf people accessing their services.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which councils have applied for a share of the £20 million extra discretionary housing payment; when he will announce which council is...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which councils are to receive a share of the £10 million of extra transitional discretionary housing payments; and how much each such...

      In Work Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Wrexham constituency, (b) Wales and (c) the UK claimed in-work credit in each of the last five years.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many construction sites were visited by a Health and Safety Executive safety inspector in each year since 2008.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many construction sites (a) in total and (b) in London were issued with a prohibition notice by the Health and Safety Executive in each...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many construction sites in London were visited by a Health and Safety Executive safety inspector in each year since 2008.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Wrexham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many such people in Wrexham constituency receive jobseeker's allowance (JSA); how many people in Wrexham constituency have been sanctioned...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what steps his Department is taking to encourage employers to sign up to the Time to Change initiative to end mental health...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to help small and medium-sized enterprises comply with their legal obligations under auto-enrolment; and if he will...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children were classed as living in poverty in each parliamentary constituency in the UK in each of the last five years; and what...

      Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what rate of repayment was achieved for crisis loans and budgeting loans in the four years prior to changes to the Discretionary Social Fund in...

      Social Rented Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what arrangements are in place for parents with joint custody of children eligible to pay the under occupancy penalty.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much in benefit payments went unclaimed in each region of the UK in 2012.

      Universal Credit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate how many people in (a) Wrexham constituency and (b) each other constituency in Wales will be affected by the changes in...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many work capability assessments made of people diagnosed with a mental health condition were refused since February 2010; and how many...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many work capability assessments received (a) zero points on initial assessment and (b) between zero and six points but were passed on...

      Work Capability Assessment: Carmarthenshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of claimants of employment and support allowance in Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire constituency have been...

      Work Capability Assessment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Wales who failed a work capability assessment had the decision overturned on appeal since November 2010.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK who have been referred to the Work...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has funded to Work programme providers in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK.

  • Health

    • Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will investigate ways to support children's early development, particularly the first 1,001 days from conception; (2) if the Government will...

    • Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what progress his Department has made on proposals to offer enhanced services to help patients with long-term conditions monitor their health; (2)...

      Hospitals: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of reports published by the Care Quality Commission into Alder Hey Children's Hospital in April 2013 and University Hospital...

      Infant Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to raise awareness of stillbirth and neonatal death; what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of stillbirths; and...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to encourage people to pursue a career in midwifery.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average age of (a) a midwife and (b) a midwifery student is in (i) Suffolk, (ii) East Anglia and (iii) the UK.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the average age of (a) a midwife and (b) a midwifery student in (i) Suffolk, (ii) East Anglia and (iii) the UK has increased over the last 10 years.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many qualified midwives leave the profession before retirement age in (a) Suffolk, (b) East Anglia and (c) the UK; (2) whether the number of...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve midwife retention rates.

      Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) elective and (b) emergency admissions took place in each (i) primary care trust and (ii) clinical commissioning group area for patients...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government is taking to address the disparity between supply and demand for organ donations in England.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government is taking to use advertising campaigns and education in schools to promote organ donation.

      Passive Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 21 October 2013, Official Report, columns 71-72W, on passive smoking: children, if he will publish the findings from the...

      Sepsis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department has taken to ensure that all emergency departments successfully implement a sepsis pathway; (2) if he will urge emergency...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce incidence of suicide in (a) Peterborough and (b) England; and if he will make a statement.

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent progress his Department has made on introducing standardised packaging for cigarettes; and if he will make a statement.

      Weather: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of excess winter deaths in England and Wales in winter 2013-14.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Royal Family

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent discussions he has had with members of the Royal Family on their role in the legislative process.

  • House of Lords

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum seekers arriving in the United Kingdom in the last five year have been noted as having been first registered in the Republic of Ireland; what...

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the comments by the Equality and Human Rights Commission in its submission to the Seventh Periodic Report of the United...

      Banks: Co-operative Bank

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in matters concerning the Co-operative Bank, they or the Prudential Regulatory Authority regard the Co-operative Wholesale Services or Co-operative...

      Banks: Co-operative Bank

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they or the regulators are monitoring the change of the fair-value versus carrying-value (after provisions) delta on the customer loan book of the...

      Banks: Co-operative Bank

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they or the regulators are investigating whether the annual report and accounts of the Co-operative Bank complied with going concern tests; and...

      Benefits: Motability Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding is being set aside to assist Motability users who will lose their vehicles because of the change from disability living allowance to...

      Borders, Immigration and Citizenship Act 2009

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are appealing the decision of 14 August in the Northern Ireland High Court in the matter of an application by ALJ and A, B and C to quash a...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether funding has been provided by the Department for International Development to assist with rehabilitation through counselling and other services for...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much consultation the Department for International Development is currently undertaking with Burmese civil society.

      Employment: Websites

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the total number of jobs currently on the Universal Jobmatch website are directly uploaded by employers.

      Employment: Websites

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the total number of jobs currently on the Universal Jobmatch website originate from recruitment agencies on behalf of employers.

      Employment: Websites

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the Universal Jobmatch search facility matches job locations.

      Employment: Websites

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the Department for Work and Pensions assesses the accuracy of the Universal Jobmatch website feature that matches jobs to those who have registered,...

      Food: Food Banks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any assessment of the reasons for the increase reported by the Trussell Trust in the numbers of people provided with food by their...

      Grenada

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the government of Grenada’s suggestion that debt relief for that country should be agreed by all creditors including the...

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which local authorities in London and the rest of England respectively, if any, have identified a suitable five-year supply of Traveller sites to meet their...

      Health: HIV/AIDS

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 16 October (WA 83–4), what new resources are being provided to improve HIV responses for men...

      Health: Mitochondrial Disease

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 14 October (WA 63–4), which physical and mental characteristics they consider to differ from those...

      Health: Mitochondrial Disease

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 29 August (WA 359), what proportion of the DNA in a nucleus would need to be altered before they would regard...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they intend to use for categorising an individual as a suspected victim of human trafficking for the purposes of exempting that individual from...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the responsibility for caring for children who have been trafficked and are resident in Wales is divided between the Welsh Government and the United...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, under their proposals for landlords to check tenants' immigration status, what provisions will be made for those legally resident in the United Kingdom,...

      Immigration: Holding Facilities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the rules governing short-term holding facilities will be published.

      Internet: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the collection of data about online fraud in order better to understand the scale and nature of offending, and their success...

      Local Authorities: Revenue Support

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much each principal local authority in England received in revenue support payments from central government funds in (1) the current year, and (2) each...

      Malawi

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Norwegian suspension of budget support to Malawi.

      Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the proportion of European Union migrants to the United Kingdom who have never worked is calculated.

      Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the criteria used in deciding whether to designate a state under section 94 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002,...

      NHS: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what increases in allocations in real terms the NHS has received since May 2010.

      Parliaments: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the latest figures for the annual total costs, and cost per member, of (1) the House of Lords, (2) the House of Commons, and (3) the European Parliament.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 17 October (WA 105), what efforts are being made by Department for Transport officials to minimise the...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 17 October (WA 105), what meetings have been held between (1) Ministers, and (2) officials, of HM...

      Police: Ethnic Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in the last three years in recruiting police officers and police community support officers from an ethnic minority background.

      Prison and Young Offender Institution (Amendment) Rules 2013

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Children's Commissioners for England and Wales have been consulted about the application to children of the Prison and Young Offender Institution...

      Prisons: Sexual Abuse

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have about the extent of sexual abuse by prison staff.

      Public Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to which public bodies the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has appointed a chairman since May 2005; who was appointed in each case; and in...

      Railways: Network Capacity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Network Rail has any plans to increase capacity on the railway lines at the Catford Loop.

      Republic of Ireland: Aids to Navigation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 17 October (WA 107), on what date each briefing paper on the progress in achieving full domestic funding...

      Schools: Free Schools

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the differences in the inspection regimes for free schools compared to schools in other parts of the state sector.

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum-seekers from Syria have been registered as arriving in the United Kingdom in each of the last twelve quarters; whether they have agreed with...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they monitor the work of UK Trade and Investment in (1) England, (2) Northern Ireland, (3) Scotland, and (4) Wales.

      Welsh Government: Taxation and Borrowing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to give borrowing powers to the Welsh Government. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to give taxation powers to...

      Young Offender Institutions: Restraint

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many use of force incidents have resulted in a child having a bone fracture in Hindley Young Offender Institution in each of the last five years; what...

      Young Offender Institutions: Restraint

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is a child protection lead in the National Offender Management Service and the Youth Justice Board; and whether there is a senior post held by...

      Young Offender Institutions: Restraint

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether copies of CCTV film of a child being restrained in a young offender institution are routinely made available to the Youth Justice Board and the local...

      Young Offender Institutions: Restraint

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the emergency response belt has been authorised for use in young offender institutions holding juveniles and secure training centres; and, if so, on...

      Young Offender Institutions: Restraint

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many complaints have been made by children in secure training centres to a governor or an independent person in each of the last five years; and how many...

      Young Offenders

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children were placed in custody (1) on remand, and (2) on sentence, at (a) the Magistrate's Court, and (b) the Crown Court, during the latest...

      Young Offenders: Family Contact

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many independent persons have been appointed by the directors of secure training centres since 1998 to visit and befriend a child who is not having...

      Young Offenders: Family Contact

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the National Offender Management Service or the Youth Justice Board have issued instructions or guidance to establishments detaining children about...

      Young Offenders: Restraint

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times (1) handcuffs, and (2) escort chains, were used on children by (a) escort providers transporting children to or from custodial settings, and...

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