Written answers

Monday, 25 November 2013

  • Prime Minister

    • Tony Blair

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) what recent discussions he has had with Tony Blair in his role as Quartet Representative; what was discussed at each such meeting; on what date each such meeting...

  • Leader of the House

    • Travel

      To ask the Leader of the House what the cost of travel within the UK was for staff of the Office of the Leader of the House in each year since 2010; and how much of this was spent on (a) hire...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when she last meet the Justice Minister in Northern Ireland.

    • Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress she has made in improving the energy efficiency of her Department.

      Foreign Relations: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when she next plans to meet the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Ireland; what the subjects for discussion will be; and...

      Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment she has made of the call by the Attorney-General for Northern Ireland for an end to all investigations, inquests, inquiries and...

      Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when she next plans to meet the First Minister and the Deputy First Minister; and what the subjects for discussion will be.

      Pay Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether offices of (a) her Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies have access to Sky Sports or an equivalent premium sports...

      Sinn Fein

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when she last meet the Sinn Fein leadership to discuss the disappeared.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Wi-fi

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will change the House of Commons wi-fi system to one which, once...

  • Wales

    • Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps his Department is taking to strengthen the devolution settlement in Wales; and if he will make a statement.

    • Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of employees in his Department have a physical or learning disability, by each Civil Service pay grade.

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) how many complaints of discrimination related to pregnancy or maternity have been lodged against employees of his Department by (a) current employees...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many claims at employment tribunals have been lodged against his Department on the grounds of pregnancy or maternity discrimination in each of the last...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what progress he has made in improving the energy efficiency of his Department.

      Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 24 October 2013, Official Report, column 240W, on the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011, if he will meet Carl Sargeant...

      London Welsh School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions his Department had with the Department for Education on funding for the London Welsh School; and if he will meet the London Welsh School...

      Pay Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether offices of his Department have access to Sky Sports or an equivalent premium sports television service; and what the cost to the public purse is in...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the planned rail link between Heathrow and South Wales on the economy in Wales; and if he will make...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of employees in his Department are (a) female and (b) male, by each civil service pay grade.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of employees in his Department is (a) white British and (b) black, Asian and from other minority ethnic groups, by each civil service pay grade.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Climate Change Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the amount of money raised through the Levy Control Framework through consumer bills from customers in...

    • Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much generation capacity from (a) renewable and (b) non-renewable energy sources was installed in (i) 2011, (ii) 2012 and (iii) 2013.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress he has made in improving the energy efficiency of his Department.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what guidance his Department provides to those trying to switch energy providers who find using the internet difficult; (2) what...

      Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many different officials employed by his Department have worked in the team handling retail market reform since that work stream's...

      Energy: Unfair Practices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many financial penalties have been levied on the six largest energy suppliers for unfair trading with small suppliers in the last...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the 2013 auction value of EU Emissions Trading Scheme allocations made in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c)...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how many hon. Members have written to his Department on behalf of constituents about (a) his plans to alleviate fuel poverty in...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what recent discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers of his Department and (c) officials of his Department have had since June 2013 with...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of (a) Green Deal assessments made, (b) Green Deal plans installed and billed and (c) energy...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 31 October 2013, Official Report, column 575W, on the Green Deal Scheme, what assessment he has made of (a)...

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the value of private sector investment in gas storage over the 10-year period from 2015; and how that...

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to assure the general public that allowing overseas governments or state-owned companies a majority stake in UK...

      Pay Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether offices of (a) his Department and (b) its Executive agencies have access to Sky Sports or an equivalent premium sports...

      Piper Alpha Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost was of the inquiry into the Piper Alpha disaster.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the amount of funding available through the 2020 Levy Control Framework which is required to meet...

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department has shared with the Ground Source Heat Pump Association about data arising from the metering programme...

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the oral evidence heard by the Energy and Climate Change Committee on 12 November 2013, HC 743, what evidence his...

      Renewable Energy: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of the renewable energy sector to new jobs and growth in the South West; and...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent changes his Department has made to the renewable heat incentive scheme for biomass boilers; when his Department made such...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what recent representation he has received on revenue raised by energy companies through placing customers using 0845 and 0844...

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost of travel within the UK was for his Department in each year since 2010; and how much of this was spent on (a) hire cars,...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what funding his Department contributes to the Warm Homes scheme.

      Warm Home Discount Scheme: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the number of applications in (a) Birmingham and (b) West Midlands for assistance under the...

      Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers of his Department and (c) officials of his Department have had since June 2013 with their...

      Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made since June 2013 of the operation of (a) section one and (b) section two of the Warm Homes and Energy...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to page 10 of Home Office Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals, Great Britain 2011, HC345,...

    • Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the effect of water abstraction rates from rivers on levels of ecological biodiversity.

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what help his Department provides to farmers to enable them to retain and enhance habitat, to increase the number of birds in...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 10 October 2013, Official Report, column 284, if he will commission new research to demonstrate...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 10 October 2013, Official Report, column 284, on bovine tuberculosis, what evidence he is...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many badgers have been culled by (a) shooting and (b) cage trapping to date; and what estimate he has made of the (i)...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what use his Department makes of the Brock Test to test for tuberculosis in badgers; what the cost is of such testing; and...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many direct employees and contracted workers of his Department and its arm's lengths bodies are paid less than the rate...

      Dogs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will commission research into (a) whether a captive bolt gun is a humane way to put down dogs and (b) whether its use...

      Dogs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will consider bringing forward legislative proposals to (a) fully regulate the use of captive bolt guns and (b) license...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress he has made on improving the energy efficiency of his Department.

      Farms: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will introduce an agri-food loan scheme to help the farming industry invest in boiler houses.

      Pay Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether offices of (a) his Department and (b) its Executive agencies have access to Sky Sports or an equivalent premium...

      Plants: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to safeguard plants and trees from the threat of disease in (a) the UK and (b) the North East.

  • Attorney-General

    • Atos Origin

      To ask the Attorney-General how much his Department spent on contracts with Atos in each year since 2008.

    • Domestic Violence: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many people have been prosecuted for breach of a domestic violence injunction in each year since 2010; and what information he holds on the number of breaches of...

      Energy

      To ask the Attorney-General what progress he has made on improving the energy efficiency of the Law Officers' Departments.

      Pay Television

      To ask the Attorney-General whether offices of (a) the Law Officers' Departments and (b) its executive agencies have access to Sky Sports or an equivalent premium sports television service; and...

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to announce the outcome of her consultation on a ban on the use of animals for testing household products.

    • Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) genetically-modified animals and (b) animals with a harmful genetic defect were used in regulated procedures conducted in...

      Asylum: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of failed asylum seekers from Iran resident in Merseyside.

      British Nationals Abroad: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what resources are available to the police when investigating deaths overseas.

      Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of employees in her Department have a physical or learning disability, by each Civil Service pay grade.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many specialist domestic abuse officers there are in each police force; and how many such officers were in post in each force in each...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many claims at employment tribunals have been lodged against her Department on the grounds of pregnancy or maternity discrimination in...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will extend the fast-track visa service for business people from emerging economies to business people from developed economies which...

      Entry Clearances: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the facility for issuing visas in Tehran to Iranians to recommence.

      Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to issue a new model guidance following the findings of Domestic Homicide Review: Common themes identified as lessons to be...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has spent on legal advice, representation and support in third party claims brought against the Department under the...

      Immigrants: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the amount that will be raised by the proposed introduction of charges for migrants for access to public...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on passing comment on individual cases where there is a genuine and legitimate public interest in those cases.

      Independent Police Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department under which budgetary heading her Department is funding the expansion of the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Banff and Buchan dated 31 May, 21 August and 24 October 2013 relating to...

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of domestic travel by representatives of her Department was (a) in total, (b) on hire cars, (c) on helicopter hire, (d) on...

      UK Border Force: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff are employed by the UK Border Force in (a) Poole constituency and (b) Dorset.

  • Defence

    • Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers aged under 18, both in training and in the trained strength, have (a) been hospitalised for injuries and (b) died in the last three years.

    • Army: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many incidents of beasting or other bullying among army personnel have been reported in each of the last 10 years; and in how many such incidents the...

      Army: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many recruits enlisting at Harrogate Army Foundation College in each of the last five years held (a) English GCSE, (b) mathematics GCSE and (c) 5 or...

      Army: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many enlisted soldiers who were not commissioned officers gained GCSEs in (a) English and (b) mathematics while serving in the infantry in each of...

      Army: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many enlisted soldiers who were not commissioned officers gained GCSEs in (a) English and (b) mathematics while serving in the army in each of the...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many army recruits were (a) 16, (b) 17 and (c) 18 or above at the point of their enlistment during the financial year (i) 2012-13 and (ii) 2013 to date.

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many recruits at AFC Harrogate were training for roles in the infantry in each of the last four years.

      Defence Equipment and Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made during his Department's consideration of a possible transfer of the Defence Equipment and Support organisation to GOCO status...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of expenditure on defence procurement contracts valued in excess of £5 million was placed with small and medium-sized enterprises...

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the NATO Standardised Agreement 1100.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether the review of Ministry of Defence Police and Defence Fire and Rescue Service pensions will include examination of the MDP Net Pay...

      Reserve Forces: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of efforts to recruit new Army reservists in (a) Poole constituency, (b) Dorset and (c) the South West.

      Shipbuilding: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many options were submitted to the Government before the decision to close Portsmouth's ship-building facility.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what proportion of employees in his Department are (a) female and (b) male, by each Civil Service pay grade; (2) what proportion of employees in...

      Type 23 Frigates: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will consider a workshare approach to retain the existing proportion of Type 23 work in Portsmouth.

      World War I

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has to provide financial assistance in order to locate and identify the bodies of missing soldiers from the First World War in...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what research his Department has undertaken into international examples of models of (a) advice provision and (b) funding for...

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he has taken to protect the rights of employees subject to zero-hour contracts.

      Copyright: Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the scale of monthly imports from China of copies of goods for which intellectual property...

      Copyright: Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for what reasons artistic designs made before 1 June 1957 do not receive intellectual property protection; what assessment he has...

      Diabetes: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much the Government has spent on type one diabetes medical research in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

      Diabetes: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what comparative assessment his Department has made of the level of Government expenditure on type one diabetes medical research...

      Electronic Equipment: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to his Department's response to the consultation on implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic...

      Electronic Equipment: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to his Department's response to the consultation on implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress he has made in improving the energy efficiency of his Department.

      Exports: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 6 September 2013, Official Report, column 535W, what discussions his Department has had with EU...

      Gas Masks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will issue a warning about the risk of inhalation of crocidolite asbestos when Second World War gas masks are used in...

      Gas Masks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will meet the Secretary of State for Education and Ministers from the devolved Administrations to discuss the risk of...

      Google

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what discussions his Department has had with (a) Which?, (b) Consumer Futures and (c) other consumer organisations on the...

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions his Department has had with Google on stopping advertisements for unofficial websites which seek to encourage...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 10 October 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton regarding...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what targets have been set for winning bidders to draw down funds under each round of the Regional Growth Fund; and how much and...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will provide a breakdown by (a) region and (b) local authority area of the difference between the expected and actual...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the success of the Regional Growth Fund.

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which firms have been included on ministerial trade missions by sector since May 2010.

  • Treasury

    • Bank Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with banks concerning bank fees and charges.

    • Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will provide an update on the development of what works centres; and what involvement and consultation he envisages for local businesses in that process.

      Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what data his Department holds and at what geographical levels on the volume and value of (a) payday lending, (b) home credit, (c) logbook lending, (d)...

      Credit: Databases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress he has made on investigating options for improving access to SME credit data to make it easier for newer lenders to assess loans to smaller...

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he intends to take to increase awareness of the dangers in taking out multiple payday loans.

      Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what systems are in place to ensure effective communication between officials in his Department and economists in (a) UK Trade & Investment, (b) the...

      Economic Growth: EU Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact of 0.1 per cent growth in the eurozone from June to September 2013; and if he will make a statement.

      Employee Ownership

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many firms have made enquiries to (a) HM Revenue and Customs and (b) other Government Departments and agencies for information on employee...

      Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress he has made in improving the energy efficiency of his Department.

      Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the reasons for the difference in the rate of inflation between the UK and other EU countries.

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with HM Revenue and Customs on its policy of requiring the payment of inheritance tax from estates before probate has...

      Loans: Arrears

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of households with loans in arrears in (a) April 2010 and (b) the latest period for which figures are available.

      Payment Systems Regulator

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the likely levy amount a designated payment system would pay to fund his proposed new Payments System Regulator.

      Payment Systems Regulator

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the annual costs of his proposed new Payments System Regulator.

      Payment Systems Regulator

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the three objectives for the payment system regulator proposed in the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill should be viewed as equally...

      Payment Systems Regulator

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what distinction his Department makes between non-party schemes and the automated inter-bank payment systems, the cheque clearing system and international...

      Personal Income: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effects of the Government's fiscal policy on household incomes in Scotland.

      Taxation: Rebates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to prevent scam companies from charging for assistance in recovering tax rebates.

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0845, (b) 0844 and (c) 0843 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls each number has...

  • Education

    • After School Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many primary academies and primary free schools provide breakfast clubs; (2) how many academies and free schools provide breakfast clubs;...

    • Al-Madinah School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what correspondence he has received from Derbyshire constabulary about the Al-Madinah Free School in Derby before and since the school opened.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answers of 5 November 2013, Official Report, columns 155-56W, on children: day care, how many parents responded to the survey of ratios...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the merits of multi-agency safeguarding hubs as a method of improving child protection.

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education under what conditions a child can be counted as an excepted pupil to a class.

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for how long a pupil admitted to a class as an exception can remain in that class before they are no longer counted as excepted.

      Communication Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether Ofsted has a policy of discouraging use of regional accents and dialects in schools.

      Communication Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on schools discouraging regional accents and dialects.

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when a minister from his Department has attended the Inter-Ministerial Group on violence against women and girls since its inception.

      Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of employees in his Department have a physical or learning disability, by each Civil Service pay grade.

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many claims at employment tribunals have been lodged against his Department on the grounds of pregnancy or maternity discrimination in each of the...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many complaints of discrimination related to pregnancy or maternity have been lodged against employees of his Department or its Executive agencies...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many complaints of racial discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of his Department or its Executive agencies by (a)...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many complaints of sexual discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of his Department or its Executive agencies by (a)...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many complaints of disability discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of his Department or its executive agencies by (a)...

      Education: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the use of education vouchers.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress he has made on improving the energy efficiency of his Department.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether there will be more than one gluten-free menu choice available for children that require a gluten-free diet under the Government's proposed free...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what provision will be in place in the Government's free school meals programme for children with special dietary needs; and what (a) training for...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how the requirements for (a) children with coeliac disease who must follow a gluten-free diet and (b) other children with special dietary needs will be...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps are his Department is taking to ensure that free schools are opening in areas with a shortage of school places.

      Free Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment the Department has made of the Ofsted inspections of the first wave of free schools.

      Kings Science Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) for what reason, after he had been briefed that the police were not intending to proceed with an investigation into fraud allegations at Kings...

      Kings Science Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what contact his Department had with Action Fraud concerning Kings Science Academy in Bradford from 25 April to 1 November 2013; (2) what...

      Kings Science Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education at what intervals his Department planned to undertake or commission independent audits of the financial accounts of Kings Science Academy, Bradford, in...

      Kings Science Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which company leased land to Kings Science Academy, Bradford; and who the chairman and vice-chairman of that company are.

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to promote the teaching of foreign languages in schools.

      Mathematics: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will meet teachers' and parents' representatives about the possibility of continuing with November entry for mathematics for Year 11 students.

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 14 October 2013, Official Report, column 607W, on National Curriculum Tests, how many schools reported exceptional...

      Pay Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether offices of (a) his Department and (b) its executive agencies have access to Sky Sports or an equivalent premium sports television service; and...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils have been permanently excluded from schools in (a) Ribble Valley constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) England in each of the last five...

      Pupils: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to support Anti-Bullying Week; and if he will make a statement.

      Pupils: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent discussions he has had with (a) internet providers, (b) social media platforms and (c) search engines about (i) the ability to report...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has had from primary schools following the announcement of the provision by schools of hot meals to all children up to the age...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the capacity of primary schools by local authority area to provide hot dinners to all children up to the age of seven.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance he plans to issue to primary schools following the announcement about the provision by schools of hot meals to all children up to the age...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many primary schools and what proportion of schools have facilities to provide hot school meals.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the minimum surplus of school places within local authorities his Department currently plans for; and how this figure has changed in the last five...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many state-funded schools were operating at or above full capacity in each year since 2009-10.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effect of Ofsted inspections of local authority school improvement services on outcomes in those schools.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the annual cost to Ofsted of inspecting specialist support services for (a) children with special educational needs and...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) converter academies and (b) maintained schools achieved an annual increase in the proportion of year six pupils achieving level 4 or above...

      Secondary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what meetings he has had with teachers' representatives on the timing of proposed changes to the 2014 Key Stage 4 performance tables.

      Sixth Form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the potential correlation between the size of sixth form cohort and success in adding value at A level qualifications;...

      Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the future recruitment needs for teachers of the deaf in England.

      Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the number of teachers of the deaf in England.

      Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teachers have accessed the National Scholarship Fund for the purpose of undergoing training to become a teacher of the deaf to date.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of employees in his Department are (a) female and (b) male, by each Civil Service pay grade.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of employees in his Department is (a) white British and (b) black, Asian and from other minority ethnic groups, by each Civil Service...

      Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the email dated 15 November 2013 sent from the hon. Member for Birmingham, Yardley, to the Children and Early Years Data Unit in his...

      Teachers: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he intends to meet leaders of the (a) NUT and (b) NASUWT in relation to their disputes about teachers' pay, pensions, conditions of service and...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which higher education institutions have informed the National College for Teaching and Leadership that they will no longer be providing initial...

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the level of truancy in (a) Ribble Valley constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) England in each of the last five years.

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many parents have been issued with (a) a penalty notice and (b) parenting orders on account of truant children in (i) Ribble Valley constituency,...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Local Government: South West

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the importance of City Deals in devolving power to local Government in the South West; and if he will make a statement.

    • Politics and Government: Young People

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government's steps to improve the participation of young people in politics.

      Politics and Government: Young People

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps he plans to take to encourage the participation of young people in politics.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much her Department spent on the Bost Airfield and Agricultural Business Park project before July 2010.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 11 September 2013, Official Report, column 296W, on Afghanistan, what the reasons are for the exact costs...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department has taken to promote its Strategic Vision for Girls and Women in Burma since it was launched in March 2011.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support her Department is giving to the Development of Rangoon Hospital, Burma; and what the cost to the public purse of such...

      Developing Countries: Eyesight

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding her Department has allocated for the diagnosis of (a) diabetes, (b) brain tumours and (c) other diseases by means of eye tests.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what her Department's funded programmes are doing towards strengthening the health workforce in low and middle income countries.

      Developing Countries: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to remove user fees for maternal and newborn health.

      Developing Countries: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what action her Department plans to take to reduce the number of babies born without a skilled birth attendant present.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress she has made on improving the energy efficiency of her Department.

      European Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much the UK will contribute in the next European Development Fund in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15, (c) 2015-16 and (d) 2016-17; and if...

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to achieve greater progress on Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what projects in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories are funded by the Conflict Pool.

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) how much of her Department's spend in the Occupied Palestinian Territories is allocated to programmes run by non-governmental,...

      Philippines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid her Department is sending to the Philippines.

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the cost of travel within the UK was for staff of her Department in each year since 2010; and how much of this was spent on (a)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has raised the case of Sumlat Roi Ja with the Burmese government.

    • Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the effects of the end of the M23 insurgency on peace and security in Democratic...

      Dominican Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of human rights in the Dominican Republic; and if he will make a statement.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many claims at employment tribunals have been lodged against his Department on the grounds of pregnancy or maternity...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress he has made on improving the energy efficiency of his Department.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had discussions with his Iranian counterpart on the murder of Mr Ataollah Rezvani in Bandar Abbas on 24 August 2013.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times Ministers in his Department have visited Israel in the last 12 months.

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the potential economic benefit of the proposed Rawabi city in the west bank.

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs following the announcement on 19 November 2013 of a new UK-Palestinian Strategic Dialogue, what the remit of the Dialogue is,...

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to tailor the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative to conditions in South Sudan.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made at the United Nations about the use of incendiary weapons on civilians in Syria; whether the UK...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Development on the use of frozen Syrian government...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Rent Arrears: Social Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of trends in rent arrears in social housing.

    • Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to help local authorities to develop their local plans.

      Climate Change Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities in the UK employ (a) climate change and (b) sustainable development officers.

      Affordable Housing: Lancaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many houses for social housing use only were built in the Lancaster District area solely using Government funding in the...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent by each local authority on voter registration in each of the last 10 years.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress he has made in improving the energy efficiency of his Department.

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much of the budget for the troubled families programme has been paid to each responsible local authority in each month since...

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of the original cohort of troubled families have successfully completed the programme to date; and if he will make a...

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria his Department uses to measure whether a troubled family has been turned around; and if he will make a statement.

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of the 120,000 families in the Troubled Families programme (a) had a member of their household receive an antisocial...

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of the 120,000 families in the Troubled Families programme (a) had no parent in work at the start of the programme, (b)...

      Fire Services: Cleveland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions his Department has had with Cleveland Fire Authority on amendments to the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004,...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new homes have been built (a) nationally, (b) in Kingston-Upon Hull and (c) in Greater London since 1 January 2009.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much local government general revenue, excluding the housing revenue account, has been provided by (a) council tax, (b)...

      Local Government Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of people employed by private and voluntary sector providers of local government...

      New Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what progress the Government has made in delivering garden cities and new towns; (2) with reference to the Government's...

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effects of parking charges at business parks on businesses and local economies.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to encourage the delivery of more private-rented sector accommodation.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households in private rented accommodation were at risk of poverty in (a) April 2010 and (b) the most recent date for...

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many senior civil servants left his Department and public bodies under voluntary exit and received a severance payment in...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the estimated annual cost to each registered social landlord in England and Wales was of holding a vacant (a) one-bedroom...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many property sales have taken place for each registered social landlord in each month since January 2013 in England and...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what analysis his Department has undertaken of waiting lists for (a) one-bedroom houses, (b) two-bedroom houses, (c)...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of working-age tenants in the social rented sector whose housing costs have (a)...

      Social Rented Housing: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the level of housing supply for smaller units for those affected by the under-occupancy penalty...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0845, (b) 0844 and (c) 0843 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many...

  • Justice

    • Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when she expects her Department's targeted consultation on child neglect to be completed.

    • Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on alleged premium rate telephone numbers being used to access victim support; if he will investigate such...

      National Tactical Response Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) on which occasions the National Tactical Response Group was called out in each month since January 2010; (2) to which prisons the National...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign nationals were deported after having served a custodial sentence in England and Wales in each year since 1997.

      Offenders: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many halfway houses are currently in operation; and how much has been spent on such institutions in the last 10 years.

      Prisoners: Rastafarianism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the special meal which Rastafarian prisoners will be provided with for Ethiopian Christmas will consist of.

      Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average daily cost is of food (a) for breakfast, (b) for lunch, (c) for dinner and (d) in total for each juvenile in a young offenders institution.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average number is of young offenders dealt with annually by each youth offending team in England.

  • Transport

    • Bus Services: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding his Department has made available for Better Bus areas in (a) Dorset and (b) the South West.

    • Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to announce the preferred bidder for the Crossrail rolling stock contract.

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what resources his Department has allocated to reducing the number of cyclists being killed on the roads.

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport to what level of detail his Department holds information on the causes of fatal cycle incidents.

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many cycling fatalities were determined to have been caused by (a) an HGV, (b) a bus, (c) a car and (d) an error by the cyclist in the last five years.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) public consultation and (b) consultation with passengers and passenger representative bodies his Department has undertaken on the...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the premium profile of the new InterCity East Coast franchise will be comparable with current arrangements on that line.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress he has made in improving the energy efficiency of his Department.

      First Great Western

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what level of revenue support will be given to First Great Western in the 23 month period of the recent franchise extension.

      Folkestone Harbour Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of Folkestone Harbour Railway Ltd's proposals to operate tram-trains on the Folkestone Harbour Branch Line; and if he will...

      Fuel Cells: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to help make hydrogen fuel cells a more viable part of the transport mix.

      Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to encourage drivers and vehicle owners to use greener fuels.

      Gillingham (Dorset) Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to improve Gillingham (Dorset) railway station.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what effect the implementation of High Speed 2 will have on rail services from Wolverhampton to London.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) location, (b) length and (c) estimated cost is of each tunnel proposed for the London to Birmingham leg of High Speed 2.

      Highways Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 29 October 2013, Official Report, column 48WS on the Highways Agency, how the expected efficiency...

      Morecambe-Lancaster Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for electrification of the Morecambe to Lancaster train line.

      Motorcycles: Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects on small businesses of suspending the trainer booking facility for motorcycle training schools identified as...

      Motorcycles: Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to improve the availability of module one and module two practical motorcycle tests.

      Motorcycles: Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many motorcycle tests were completed in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011 and (d) 2012.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to reform the governance arrangement of Network Rail.

      Office of Rail Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to expand the remit of the Office of Rail Regulation.

      Oxford-Hereford Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the changes in the (a) frequency, (b) reliability and (c) punctuality of train services on the North Cotswold Line since...

      Pedestrian Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of time allocated to pedestrians to cross roads at pelican crossings; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of the UK's rail network is covered by a good 3G and 4G signal.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many rail franchises do not currently provide wi-fi on board.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make it his policy that future rail franchises include mandatory targets for (a) mobile telephone and (b) Wi-Fi coverage across both...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress his Department has made on ensuring seamless connectivity on major transport links, as outlined in the Command Paper, Reforming Our...

      Railways: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has given guidance on terms and conditions, including TUPE, to staff that may be transferred from the Cauldwell Walk train maintenance depot...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 11 November 2013, Official Report, column 456W, on railways: fares, what the percentage increase in fares was for each of the...

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the progress of the Todmorden curve.

      Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of the Thameslink rolling stock contract on existing train maintenance work at Cauldwell...

      Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of potential changes to train maintenance work at Cauldwell Walk depot in Bedford in the next five years arising from the...

      Railways: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what money has been set aside for electrification of rail lines in (a) Shrewsbury and (b) the West Midlands.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many deaths have occurred in road accidents in (a) Dorset and (b) England in each year since 2000.

      Roads: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what plans he has to visit Shrewsbury to assess the need for the completion of the North West Relief Road in the area; (2) what discussions he...

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what payments in lieu of training have been received from shipping companies that qualified for the tonnage tax scheme in each year since 2001-02; and...

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average payment in lieu of training made by a shipping company participating in the tonnage tax scheme was in 2011-12.

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost of travel within the UK was for his Department in each year since 2010; and how much of this was spent on (a) hire cars, (b) helicopter...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Analgesics: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what changes there have been in the number of deaths resulting from the use of paracetamol and co-proxamol in each of the last five years.

    • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department has contacted Google on stopping advertisements for unofficial websites which seek to encourage customers to pay them for Driver...

      Employment: Portsmouth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what change there has been in the number of people in employment in Portsmouth South constituency since 2010.

      Energy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress he has made on improving the energy efficiency of his Department.

      Join In

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what objectives for public funding allocated to Join In have been agreed; what progress is being made to meet these objectives; and if he will...

      Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his policy is on Government Ministers hiring further political employees in their private offices at public expense.

      Public Inquiries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the (a) highest, (b) lowest and (c) average cost to the public purse was of a public inquiry held in the last 30 years; and if he will make a...

      Social Enterprises

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to develop specific business support for those wishing to set up social enterprises.

      Statistics

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will list the statistics that the UK is required to produce under EU law; and if he will list the directive or regulation that requires each such...

      Statistics

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which statistics are currently being discussed as perhaps no longer being required under EU law.

      Statistics

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will ask the National Statistician to publish a list of National Statistics data series that are published for (a) England and (b) Scotland in...

      Unemployment: Vale of Clwyd

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of the workforce were classed as long-term unemployed in Vale of Clwyd constituency in (a) May 2010 and (b) the most recent...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) with reference to the comments made by the Deputy Prime Minister on 22 November 2012 to the National House-Building Council relating to garden...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Carers Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of raising the carer's allowance earnings limit to (a) £101 and (b) £105.

    • Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many complaints of discrimination related to pregnancy or maternity have been lodged against employees of his Department or its...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what definition his Department uses for the term job outcome.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether an employment and support allowance (ESA) claimant who successfully appeals following a mandatory reconsideration will have their...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether a claimant of employment and support allowance will prejudice or influence the outcome of their mandatory reconsideration if they make...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how long he intends the mandatory reconsideration of employment and support allowance to take; and if he will introduce a maximum time limit...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants for employment and support allowance were placed in the (a) support group and (b) work related activity group by assessment...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants for employment and support allowance were placed in the (a) support group and (b) work related activity group by each...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the suitability of employment and support allowance assessments for people with progressive diseases; and...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the financial incentives used in (a) Job Growth Wales and (b) the Work programme in attracting and keeping young...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to improve the integration of UK and Welsh Government initiatives to return young people to the jobs market.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to improve recruitment services for young unemployed people in Portsmouth South constituency.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims at employment tribunals have been lodged against his Department on the grounds of pregnancy or maternity discrimination in each...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the Government plans to publish the disability employment strategy.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress he has made in improving the energy efficiency of his Department.

      Gas Masks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will restrict the use and sale of Second World War gas masks for demonstration purposes.

      Gas Masks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to prevent the on-line sale of Second World War gas masks containing asbestos.

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what plans the Government has to support and develop the Health and Safety Executive Do your bit campaign to improve worker involvement...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend or delete the rights workers have under Article 11(2) of the Council Directive...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate the Health and Safety Executive has made of the proportion of employees in the UK who are not being adequately consulted under...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what enforcement action the Health and Safety Executive has taken by way of (a) prosecutions, (b) prohibition notices, (c) improvement notices...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many personal improvement plans were initiated for Jobcentre Plus staff in each year since 2009-10.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people used jobcentre computers in each of the last four years.

      Jobseeker’s Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total number of claimants of jobseeker's allowance was in (a) May 2010, (b) October 2010, (c) October 2011, (d) October 2012 and (e)...

      Jobseeker’s Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many seasonal workers have unsuccessfully claimed jobseeker's allowance at the end of their period of seasonal employment in each of the...

      Jobseeker’s Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobseeker's allowance claimants who have (a) been sanctioned and (b) had their claim denied, have subsequently received employment and...

      Jobseeker’s Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance his Department issues on the annualised average hours of work required for seasonal workers to be eligible for jobseeker's allowance.

      Jobseeker’s Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of jobseeker's allowance claimants sanctioned by his Department have subsequently become homeless.

      Pensioners: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners did not take up benefits in (a) April 2010 and (b) the most recent date for which figures are available.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 12 November 2013, Official Report, column 592W, on Personal Independence Payment, how many children aged 15 years old...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 12 November 2013, Official Report, column 592W, on Personal Independence Payment, what assessment he has made of the...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many working-age adults with children who were classed as living in poverty there were in (a) April 2010 and (b) the most recent date...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of the population were in material deprivation in (a) April 2010 and (b) the last date for which data is held.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children were in poverty in (a) April 2010 and (b) the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Recruitment: Poole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to improve recruitment services for young unemployed people in Poole constituency.

      Social Rented Housing: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many social housing households in Portsmouth South constituency are subject to the under-occupancy penalty.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) incapacity benefit, (d) lone parents, (e) income...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which benefits employment and support allowance (ESA) claimants will be able to apply for during the period when their ESA is undergoing...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of the changes made to the Dispute and Appeals process on 28 October 2013.

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of travel within the UK was for his Department in each year since 2010; and how much of this was spent on (a) hire cars, (b)...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of how much youth unemployment was reduced in the Leeds city region with the funds made available by the Government...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will make a statement on the youth unemployment summit he attended in Paris on 12 November 2013; (2) what EU funding is available...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the use of the post office network by disabled...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will assess the effect of audio recording of work capability assessments on the (a) number, (b) cost and (c) success rate of appeals.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance his Department issues to Atos staff on awareness of (a) disabilities and (b) hidden disabilities when conducting work capability...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average waiting time for an Atos medical assessment was in each region of the UK in each of the last three years.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in England and Wales who were (a) tested for work capability by Atos or (b) waiting to be tested for work capability by Atos...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 7 November 2013, Official Report, columns 273-4W, on disability: employment schemes, whether participants in the Work...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what key statistical indications he uses to judge the effectiveness of the Work programme; (2) what steps he takes to measure the job...

      Work Programme: Vale of Clwyd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were placed on the Work programme in the Vale of Clwyd in each month since its introduction.

      Work Programme: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions his Department has had with the Welsh Government on the relationship between the Work programme and Jobs Growth Wales.

      Work Programme: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of people referred to the Work programme in Wales continued their employment at the end of the six month intervention.

      Work Programme: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of how the Work programme interacts with skills training provided by Welsh Government.

      Work Programme: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the proportions of job outcomes were for the Work programme in each local authority area in Wales in the latest period for which figures...

  • Health

    • Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to increase the number of physiotherapists working in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government has taken to tackle the problem of selective sex abortions in the UK.

      Antibiotics: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he will consider amending the Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy to take stronger measures against the intensive use of antibiotics in farming.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of whether awareness of autism has improved among health and social care professionals since the publication of the Adult...

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress he has made on his plans to introduce payments for mothers who breast feed; what estimate he has made of the likely cost of the scheme; and...

      Cancer: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients in Dorset received funding from the Cancer Drugs Fund in each of the last three years.

      Community Interest Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2013, Official Report, column 158, what assessment his Department has made of the compliance with European state aid...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the cost to the NHS was of primary care related to diabetes in each year since 2006; (2) what the cost to the NHS was of secondary care...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many prescriptions were issued for drugs for the treatment of diabetes in (a) primary and (b) secondary care settings in each year since 2006;...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to ensure a clear distinction is made between the autoimmune condition type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes in...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress he has made in improving the energy efficiency of his Department.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if, as part of his reforms to the GP contract, he will take steps to reduce the number of boxes that GPs are required to tick for each patient appointment.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he last met representatives of GPs and clinical commissioning groups to discuss GP appointments; and if he will make a statement.

      General Practitioners: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received from GP surgeries wishing to participate in the extended-hours pilot scheme for GPs in the Dorset area.

      Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to implement the draft guidance published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in 2010 on personal social and health...

      Health Services: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the potential administrative cost to the NHS of charging international students for their treatment.

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many full-time equivalent health visitors were expected to be employed by the NHS under the Health Visitor Implementation Programme in July...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent progress he has made on implementation of the health visitor implementation plan; and if he will make a statement.

      Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to improve social care provision within domiciliary settings.

      Hospital Wards: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many breaches of his Department's guidance on same-sex accommodation have been reported by mental health trusts (a) in total and (b) by trust in each...

      Hospitals: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on food served to patients in NHS hospitals.

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients contracted (a) MRSA and (b) other infections in hospitals in Dorset in each of the last three years.

      Malnutrition: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people with malnutrition were admitted to Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust hospitals in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 4 November 2013, Official Report, columns 71-73W on mental health, if he will make an assessment on the effect of a reduction in...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 November 2013, Official Report, columns 166-9W, on mental health services for young people, what assessment he has made of the...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of child and adolescent mental health services provision (a) nationally and (b) regionally.

      Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his oral statement of 19 November 2013, Official Report, columns 1095-7, on the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, what his current...

      Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the oral statement of 19 November 2013, Official Report, column 1097 and the answer of 8 October 2013, Official Report, column 104W, on Mid...

      MMR Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of people between 10 and 16 years old had received at least one dose of the MMR vaccine when the 95 per cent target was announced in his...

      Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment he has made of the access to care for patients with muscular dystrophy in (a) Ribble Valley constituency, (b) Lancashire and...

      Muscular Dystrophy: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to increase neuromuscular care advisor and paediatric neuromuscular consultant provision in the West Midlands; and if he will make...

      NHS Walk-in Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 November 2013, Official Report, column 500W, on NHS Walk-in Centres, how many Walk-in Centres were classified as accident and...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 November 2013, Official Report, column 502W, on NHS: Negligence, whether his Department holds data on the cost of negligence...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many medically qualified personnel involved in NHS England and other NHS bodies are not currently providing direct care or treatment to patients.

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) training and (b) guidance his Department gives to medical professionals working for the NHS on awareness of (i) disabilities and (ii) hidden...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2013, Official Report, column 663W, on nurses, what the reasons for the decision taken to stop collecting centrally the...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of nurses who qualified in the UK who have not secured a job in the NHS in each of the last three years.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the difference between the number of nurses expected to qualify in the UK and the number required to fill current and...

      Nurses: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of non-UK qualified nurses recruited by the NHS from (a) within the European Union and (b) non-European Union...

      Nurses: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses employed in the NHS are nationals of countries (a) within and (b) outside the EU.

      Nurses: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of non-UK-qualified nurses recruited by the NHS from countries (a) within and (b) outside the EU in each of the...

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of NHS mental health trusts offering specific maternal mental health services.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 November 2013, Official Report, columns 504W, on radiotherapy, whether NHS England intends to introduce a non-mandatory...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the level of tuberculosis in (a) England, (b) London and (c) Hendon constituency.

      Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will take steps to ensure that all newly-blind and partially-sighted people receive an early offer of rehabilitation; (2) if he will take...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Heywood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress her Department has made in rolling out broadband in Heywood.

    • Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what support her Department is intending to give to small local radio stations in connection with the introduction of digital broadcasting.

      Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of employees in her Department have a physical or learning disability, by each Civil Service pay grade.

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many complaints of age discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of her Department or its Executive agencies...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many complaints of racial discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of her Department or its Executive...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many complaints of sexual discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of her Department or its Executive...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many complaints of disability discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of her Department or its Executive...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many complaints of homophobic or transphobic discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of her Department or...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many claims at employment tribunals have been lodged against her Department on the grounds of pregnancy or maternity discrimination...

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she will establish a Government Expert Group on increased opportunity for supporters to be involved in the ownership of their...

      Football Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress she has made on encouraging reform to the internal governance of the Football Association; and if she will make a statement.

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her policy is on ICANN's proposals for exclusive ownership of generic top-level domains at the upcoming conferences in Argentina...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what consideration the Government has made of the effects on competition of ICANN's proposals for exclusive ownership of generic...

      Jimmy Savile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with the BBC Trust on reports of (a) leaked evidence from the Pollard Review and (b) exclusion by the...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Transport, (b) Chancellor of the Exchequer and (c) Cabinet Office about...

      Sports: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of female sports coaches and match officials; and what assessment her...

      Sports: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to ensure that sporting and changing facilities in (a) schools and (b) community centres are...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of employees in her Department are (a) female and (b) male, by each Civil Service pay grade.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of employees in her Department is (a) white British and (b) black, Asian and from other minority ethnic groups, by each...

  • House of Lords

    • Alcohol

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total amount spent on alcohol during 2012–13 by Ministry of Justice.

    • Anguilla

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of poverty in Anguilla and its eligibility for overseas development aid. To ask Her Majesty’s Government...

      Anguilla

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions in each of the last three years United Kingdom officials have visited Anguilla; and for which Government departments those officials...

      Animals in Scientific Procedures

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 6 November (WA 41), what steps are being taken by the Department of Health to support medical research using...

      Children: Child Labour

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions have been taken to eliminate the worst forms of child labour in the United Kingdom.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 8 January (WA 22–4), to what extent the record of failed treatment cycles at a licensed centre may be...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 22 January (WA 194–5) and 23 January (WA 215–6), what assessment the Human Fertilisation and...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the statements by the Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority on 25 October that the “world of IVF...

      Energy: Power Stations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the removal of three transformers from Didcot power station will impair or prevent the power station from connecting to the national grid if needed...

      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 for Transport since May 2010; and how many of those...

      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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office since May 2010; and how many of...

      Government Departments: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all the underspend by the Ministry of Defence in the 2011–12 financial year is being rolled over into the current financial year to be made...

      Government Departments: Performance Targets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 4 November (WA 11), whether members of the Government Legal Service are required to meet...

      Government Departments: Performance Targets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government,  further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 4 November (WA 11), how the 70 per cent expected success rate for presenting officers in...

      Health: Antibiotics

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the number and amount of antibiotics prescribed by general practitioners increased or decreased over the past ten years; and, if so, by how much.

      Housing: Help to Buy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the breakdown by region of the take-up of the Help to Buy Scheme.

      Housing: Help to Buy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total value of the 2,384 mortgage applications announced by the Prime Minister on 12 November as having been taken up under their Help to Buy...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any further plans to roll out the pilot projects for (1) the “Go Home” advertisement vans piloted in London, and (2) the...

      Magna Carta

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to collaborate with other countries in the celebration of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta.

      Mesothelioma: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why, as part of their review under section 48 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, they cite the Mesothelioma Bill as a reason...

      NHS: Accident and Emergency Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the comments by the College of Emergency Medicine about overcrowding in accident and emergency departments; and what steps...

      Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many files relating to Palestine between 1900 and 1950 remain in the possession of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and have not been deposited in the...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 8 November (WA 27), why the forfeiture of an individual pension for a criminal conviction of a...

      Prisons: Sexual Abuse

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 30 October (WA 267–8), whether and if so how they are able to evaluate the nature and...

      Prudential Regulation Authority

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 29 July (WA 259), when the Director of the Prudential Regulation Authority will answer the question; and...

      Railways: Channel Tunnel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which organisation is responsible for the safety regulation of the Channel Tunnel shuttle trains; and which regulations apply.

      Roads: A14

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of the representations they have received in relation to their proposal to introduce tolls as part...

      Russia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of the risk of ill-treatment from the Russian authorities facing those associated with Akhmed Zakaev and other members of...

      Swaziland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the state of human rights in Swaziland.

      Taxation: Charities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the cost to the Exchequer of the tax deductibility of charitable gifts and tax-exempt income for all United Kingdom charities in the last year...

      Venezuela

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the 1 November statement by the International Democrat Union on recent political developments in Venezuela.

      Women and Girls: Protection in Emergencies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what commitments and outcomes they expect from the high-level meeting on protecting girls and women in emergencies on 13 November.

      Women and Girls: Protection in Emergencies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that social norms at a community level form a key part in the outcomes of the high-level meeting on protecting girls and...

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