Written answers

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

  • Health

    • Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what factors were given a greater weighting than previously when calculating the allocation of funds to commissioning groups; and what factors were given...

    • Doctors: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital and community health service doctors were employed by the NHS in Hampshire in (a) the latest period for which figures are available and...

      Hospital Beds: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital beds there were in the North East in each of the last three years.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were cancelled in the North East in each of the last three years.

      Learning Disability: Drugs and Alcohol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people had a recorded diagnosis of both a learning disability and drug or alcohol dependency in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13; (2) how many...

      Maternity Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many unfilled vacancies in maternity units in Cumbria there were by (a) unit and (b) type of vacant post on the most recent date for which figures are...

      Maternity Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many maternity consultants were employed by each NHS trust covering Cumbria in each of the last five years.

      Maternity Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many maternity nurses were employed by each NHS trust covering Cumbria in each of the last five years.

      Maternity Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether any maternity units in Cumbria or Lancashire have been temporarily closed due to staff shortages during the last three years.

      NHS Walk-in Centres: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many walk-in-centres there were in the North East in each of the last three years.

      Nurses: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses were employed by the NHS in the North East in May (a) 2010 and (b) 2013.

      Tuberculosis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spends on (a) an adult's and (b) a child's dose of (i) Rifater, (ii) Ethambutol, (iii) Rifinah, (iv) Isoniazid, (v) Rifampicin and...

  • Home Department

    • Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 2 November 2012, Official Report, column 412W, on e-Borders, when a copy of the original business case for...

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many direct employees and contracted workers of her Department and its arm's lengths bodies are paid less than the rate defined by the...

      EU Justice and Home Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which EU member states the Council has decided, under Article 25(2) of Council Decision 2008/615/JHA, meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of...

      EU Justice and Home Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many joint investigation teams including the UK have been set up in each of the last five years as a result of Article 3 of Council...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to which EU Directives within her Department's areas of responsibility the Government has formally opted into in each financial year since...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what EU Directives within her Department's areas of responsibility have come into force without the need for an opt-in decision in each...

      Police: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the annual budget is of each police constabulary in the South West.

      Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many private sector employees have been seconded by the private sector to her Department; what the name was of the company from which...

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Scottish Government on tackling terrorism in Northern Ireland.

      Terrorism: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much additional funding her Department has provided to the Metropolitan Police to meet the costs of surveillance arising from terrorism...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland with reference to recent meetings between the Northern Ireland Department of the Environment Minister, hon. Members and trades union...

    • EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to which EU Directives within her Department's areas of responsibility the Government has formally opted into in each financial year since May...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what EU directives within her Department's areas of responsibility have come into force without the need for an opt-in decision in each...

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many overseas trips, and at what total cost, her Department has made in each year since 2010; and what the costs of (a) flights, (b)...

  • Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total cost to HS2 Ltd of running all phase one community forum meetings and all phase one bilateral meetings has been; and how much of this...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries: Isle of Man

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the (a) Northern Ireland Assembly and (b) Northern Ireland fishing organisations on the...

    • Fisheries: Isle of Man

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many herring were caught in the sea around the Isle of Man in the last year.

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made on establishing marine conservation zones around England.

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to control the intrusion of alien species to the UK.

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the British Association for Shooting and Conservation and the Countryside Alliance on the...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he had with (a) institutions and (b) member states of the EU on the help they might provide in tackling the...

      Squirrels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to reduce the number of grey squirrels across the UK.

      Wild Ducks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the ruddy duck has been eradicated in the UK.

      Wild Ducks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total cost to the public purse to date is of the programme to eradicate the ruddy duck.

  • Attorney-General

    • Sentencing

      To ask the Attorney-General on how many occasions he has referred a criminal sentence to the Court of Appeal for review on the ground that it was unduly lenient in the last 12 months.

    • Rape and Domestic Violence Referrals

      To ask the Attorney-General what resources he plans to make available to police forces and the Crown Prosecution Service to implement his action plan for referrals of cases of rape and domestic...

      Central and Eastern Europe

      To ask the Attorney-General what steps the Law Officers' Departments are taking to promote the rule of law in central and eastern Europe.

      EU Law

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) to which EU Directives within the Law Officers' Departments' areas of responsibility the Government has formally opted into in each financial year since May...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what requirement is placed on those bidding for military working dogs withdrawn from service as to their competence with animal welfare; and if he will...

    • Armed Forces: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many military working dogs have been sold following the decision to withdraw them from service (a) in 2012 and (b) so far in the current calendar...

      Patrol Craft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when work began on the Navy's new offshore patrol vessels; (2) when the decision to build three new offshore patrol vessels was taken; (3)...

      Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people employed by his Department hold a (a) bachelor's, (b) master's and (c) PhD-level degree in computer science; and if he will make a statement.

      Sunningdale Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how often his Department has used Sunningdale Park for Civil Service events since May 2010; what the nature of each such event was; and what the cost of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people are in full-time equivalent employment.

    • Politics and Government: Public Participation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps his Department is taking to promote the engagement of civil society in the political process.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Devolution

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his policy is on devolution of powers to the regions of England; and if he will make a statement.

    • Devolve Powers: Cornwall

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent assessment he has made of the case for devolving powers to Cornwall as a pilot rural city deal.

      Devolution: Wales

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the economic and social effects of further devolution in Wales on areas close to the border between England and Wales.

      Legislative Priorities

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his legislative priorities are for the remainder of this Parliament.

      Natural Capital Committee

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister on how many occasions he has met Dieter Helm in his capacity as Chair of the Natural Capital Committee since May 2010.

  • Education

    • Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his Department's policy is on taking over under-performing free schools.

    • Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department takes to address serious financial mismanagement in free schools.

      Kings Science Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) if he will publish the financial notice to improve letter sent by his Department to Kings Science Academy in May 2013; (2) when his Department...

      Special Educational Needs: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many children had a statement of special educational needs in each London local authority area in each of the last five years; (2) what the...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will release any unfilled initial teacher training places to the National College for Teaching and Leadership for redistribution to providers...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to ensure that the final allocation of initial teacher training places provides an adequate number of places in each subject in...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will publish the provisional allocation of initial teacher training places by subject for each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) region.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many initial teacher training places were bid for by (a) all universities bidding and (b) universities rated by Ofsted for initial teacher...

  • Treasury

    • Car Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much Vehicle Excise Duty has been raised by vehicle in each taxation category in each of the last five years.

    • Charities Act 2006

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

      Defence: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the effects of defence spending on the economy of Scotland.

      Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on (a) gas and (b) electricity in (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12.

      EU Institutions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many visits Ministers from his Department made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13;...

      EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) to which EU Directives within his Department's areas of responsibility the Government has formally opted into in each financial year since May 2010;...

      Housing: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on implementing of a house price growth cap of five per cent annually.

      Mortgages: Warrington

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many applicants in each group have applied for the Help to Buy scheme in Warrington North constituency.

      New Towns

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent discussions he has had on the potential construction of a new town within the boundaries of the Mid Bedfordshire constituency; (2) what...

      Pay: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from the Welsh Government on the living wage.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he intends to publish forecasts of child poverty during the present Parliament.

      Press: Subscriptions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which newspapers, periodicals and trade profession publications his private ministerial office subscribes to on a (a) daily, (b) weekly, (c) monthly and (d)...

      Qualifications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people employed by his Department hold a (a) bachelor's, (b) master's and (c) PhD-level degree in computer science; and if he will make a statement.

      Recruitment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many new staff his Department has employed under (a) fixed-term contracts and (b) short-term contracts since May 2010.

      Science: Research

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of the longer length of the investment cycle in the life sciences on measuring the economic effect of the Life...

      Science: Research

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions his Department has had with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) on how best to measure the (a) amount of foreign direct investment and (b)...

      Taxation: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the net effect on revenue collected by HM Revenue and Customs of taxation agreements between the UK and Ireland.

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a decision for the UK to leave the EU in his Department's area of responsibility; and if he will...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effect of fiscal policy on the level of youth unemployment.

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many overseas trips, and at what total cost, his Department made in each year since 2010; and what the costs of (a) flights, (b) internal travel, (c)...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many debts arising from overpayment of tax credits were transferred to debt collection agencies in (a) Portsmouth South constituency, (b) Hampshire and...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Climate Change Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 31 October 2013, Official Report, columns 568-70W, on climate change levy, what proportion of the £8,054...

    • Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the number of energy customers who choose to pay for energy online.

      Energy: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what change in energy bills for households in (a) Portsmouth South constituency and (b) Hampshire there has been in each of the last...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish details of the due diligence test being applied by Infrastructure UK to the proposals put forward by EDF Energy to...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many installations of (a) loft insulation, (b) cavity wall insulation and (c) solid wall insulation there were between 1 July 2012...

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the percentage incremental increase in (a) radioactivity and (b) volume of radioactive waste earmarked for...

      Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many private sector employees have been seconded by the private sector to his Department; what the name was of the company from...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to which EU Directives within his Department's areas of responsibility the Government has formally opted into in each financial...

    • EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what EU Directives within his Department's areas of responsibility have come into force without the need for an opt-in decision...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of new homes built in (a) Dorset and (b) England since May 2010.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of new homes built in (a) Hampshire and (b) England since May 2010.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of people who have used the Government's Help to Buy scheme in (a) Portsmouth South...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many direct employees and contracted workers of his Department and its arm's lengths bodies are paid less than the living wage; and how...

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what social impact bonds his Department has commissioned or co-funded to date; and how he is ensuring that information from such commissioning...

      Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people employed by his Department hold a (a) bachelor's, (b) master's and (c) PhD-level degree in computer science; and if he will...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Executives

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what recent representations she has received on the number of women on the boards of FTSE 100 companies.

  • Justice

    • Crimes of Violence: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the support services available to witnesses of violent crime.

    • EU Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many visits Ministers from his Department made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c)...

      EU Justice and Home Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether Council Framework Decision 2001/413/JHA has required any alteration to law or practice in the UK; (2) whether the UK complies with all the...

      EU Justice and Home Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the possible financial implications of opting out of each of the police and criminal justice measures in the third pillar of...

      European Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many visits the Permanent Secretary and the four next most senior civil servants in his Department made to the European Commission in (a) 2010-11,...

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions his Department has had with organisations which provide care to victims of trafficking about how they can contribute to formulation of...

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) which organisations which currently provide services under contract to his Department to provide care for victims of trafficking have been...

      Judges: County Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 30 November 2012, Official Report, column 543W, on judges: county courts, what the identity of each county court was in...

      Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many officials at what grades are employed to provide direct support to special advisers in his Department.

      Prisons: Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the current annual cost of damage to prison property by inmates; and if he will make a statement.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders were recalled to prison after their release in each probation service in each month since May 2010 to the latest month for which...

      Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many private sector employees have been seconded by the private sector to his Department; what the name was of the company from which they were...

      Witnesses: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what progress HM Courts and Tribunal Service has made in developing a method to assess and score the facilities of each court in England and Wales;...

  • House of Lords

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed their policy on access to safe abortions for war rape victims against the United Nations Security Resolution 2122 of 18 October,...

    • Africa

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the International Democrat Union resolution of 31 October on democratisation in Africa.

      Armed Forces: Defence Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any of the expenditure authorised by Ministers at the Ministry of Defence in the three years prior to June 2010 was the subject of a Direction to the...

      Bangladesh

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the war crimes tribunal held in Bangladesh which has passed death sentences on British citizens and political opponents of the...

      BBC: World Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they provide to the BBC World Service.

      British Council

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they provide to the British Council.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the government of Burma agreed to support the United Kingdom initiative on sexual violence in conflict when requested to do so by Hugo Swire, the...

      Community Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many services have begun to be delivered by community organisations and other groups under the Community Right to Challenge provisions.

      Crime: Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what training has been provided to police officers about responding effectively to domestic violence claims by individuals in same-sex relationships.

      Crime: Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on domestic violence claims of their proposed changes to legal aid.

      Crime: Hate Crime

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether convictions have been obtained in the last one-year and two-year periods for hate crimes, including attacks on places of worship and religious...

      Criminal Cases Review Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in how many cases each year since 1997 the Criminal Cases Review Commission has referred a conviction in England and Wales to the Court of Appeal, and in...

      Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of draft European Union legislation on data protection on existing United Kingdom practices on data protection;...

      Drones

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is (1) the total number of drone attacks conducted by the British Army in Afghanistan in the last three years, and (2) the annual breakdown of that...

      Drones

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether British drones have been used in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan; and, if so, what is the total number of casualties caused by...

      Employment: Work Experience

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of unpaid work experience on social mobility; and what measures they are taking to ensure that young people are...

      Energy: Carbon Monoxide

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of Ofgem’s budget is ring-fenced for carbon monoxide awareness.

      Energy: Carbon Monoxide

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of fossil fuel energy suppliers’ budgets Ofgem requires them to spend on carbon monoxide awareness.

      Energy: Carbon Monoxide

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Ofgem has any obligation to ensure that fossil fuel energy suppliers support carbon monoxide poisoning victims’ charities in their work on...

      Energy: Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what scope exists for reducing carbon and other emissions by including wood products in the fuel of coal-burning power stations.

      Energy: Suppliers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they give to help energy consumers to switch suppliers.

      EU: Health Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the European Union Procurement Directives, to be implemented in the United Kingdom during 2014; and what...

      Food: Food Banks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions, if any, they have had with the major providers of food banks.

      Freedom of Information Act 2000

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 have been turned down by the Department of Energy and Climate Change since May 2010; and how many...

      Freedom of Information Act 2000

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 have been turned down by the Ministry of Justice since May 2010; and how many of those requests...

      Health: Bounty

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have a contract with Bounty which allows that company to distribute packs with child benefit forms to new parents on NHS wards. To ask Her...

      Health: Health Workers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to compensate low- and middle-income countries whose health systems have lost large numbers of health workers to the National...

      Health: Mesothelioma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the number of British citizens who will die from mesothelioma over the next 30 years.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recent University College London report The Fiscal Effects of Immigration to the United Kingdom that recent immigrants to the...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they are making to restore diplomatic relations with Iran; and when they expect the Iranian embassy in London to re-open.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the case of Osman Balasma.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the right to equal access to Jerusalem enjoyed by those of Muslim, Christian and Jewish faith.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the death of Ahmad Tazaz’a on 31 October in Qabatya village near Jenin.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what responses they have received from the government of Israel concerning their representations on the deaths and injuries of Palestinian civilians.

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much legal aid was paid towards the costs of the appellants in the recent cases at the Supreme Court involving (1) Chester and McGeoch, and (2) Hirst.

      Legislation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the comments by Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission, that 80 per cent of Swedish laws were in fact European laws,...

      Living Wage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the link between the living wage and economic growth.

      National Offender Management Service: Conduct and Discipline

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 30 October (WA 267–8), whether they will publish the National Offender Management Service...

      NHS Property Services Limited

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the working capital provided to NHS Property Services Ltd in 2013–14 was money that would otherwise have been available to the National Health...

      NHS Property Services Limited

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether NHS Property Services Ltd is required to charge VAT on any of its output transactions; and, if so, which transactions.

      NHS Property Services Limited

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many meetings Department of Health Ministers have had with any non-executive members of the board of NHS Property Services Ltd, including the Chair, in...

      NHS Property Services Limited

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who is the accounting officer for the activities of NHS Property Services Ltd.

      Nuclear Missile Submarines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Welsh Government concerning the relocation of the British fleet of nuclear missile submarines from Scotland, in the...

      Offenders: Dependants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the need for the courts to identify children or dependent adults whom those remanded or sentenced to prison may be leaving...

      Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the economic losses to Palestinian farmers (1) in the last 12 months, and (2) in the last 10 years, resulting from the...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of people currently in private sector defined benefit or final salary pension schemes; and what are the 10...

      Personal Data: Facial Recognition Software

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the use of facial recognition software in advertisement display hardware on privacy; whether they consider...

      Planning: Neighbourhood Planning

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the impact of the new neighbourhood planning provisions which came into force in April 2012.

      Post-Millennium Development Agenda

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take steps to champion the role of the health workforce in the current discussions on the post-millennium development agenda.

      Repatriation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what legislation governs the repatriation of living British citizens not convicted of offences; and what assessment they have made of the need to obtain...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the ability and capacity of the United Nations mission in Darfur, Sudan, in meeting the humanitarian and security needs of...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 7 November (HL Deb, GC 169), whether his comment that the United Kingdom did not channel aid through...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations their diplomatic missions in Beirut and Amman are making to the government of Syria concerning prisoners and missing persons.

      Torture

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the report of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment on its visit to the...

      Troubled Families

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of Troubled Families; and what action they are taking to address this problem.

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the report by Human Rights Watch Letting the Big Fish Swim: Failure to Prosecute High-Level Corruption in Uganda. To ask Her...

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effectiveness and value for taxpayers’ money of the United Kingdom’s assistance to Uganda.

      United Nations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to seek reform of the United Nations Organisation.

      Waste Management

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why bespoke permits for anaerobic digestion plants importing more than 100 tonnes of waste per day do not stipulate a minimum distance between the plant and...

      Young Offenders

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children aged 10 and 11 were sentenced for criminal offences in (1) 2011–12, and (2) 2012–13. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in discussions with the government of Zimbabwe on the subject of Zimbabwe public service pensions.

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