Written answers

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much revenue has been raised from (a) council tax and (b) business rates in each year since the introduction of council tax.

    • Local Government: Tower Hamlets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what communication he has had with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets about adherence to the Code of Practice on Local...

      Non-domestic Rates: Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will take steps to promote the take-up of rural rate relief by public houses when they are the last public house in the...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent guidance his Department has given to local authorities on tackling unauthorised development.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will take steps to improve the procedures for using Article Four Directions to protect residents from development under...

      Planning Permission: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons he has called in Liverpool city council's consideration of proposals for the Welsh Streets in Liverpool; and if...

      Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many private sector employees have been seconded by the private sector to his Department; what the name was of the company...

      Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff have been seconded to his Department over the last two years; for how long they were seconded; and from which...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many families living in the social rented sector moved home within that sector in each year since 2008 for which data is...

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to reduce the number of animals used in experiments; and if she will make a statement.

    • Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many consultants were engaged by her Department in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013 to date; which companies were used; and what...

      Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the resources dedicated to the combating bribery and corruption within the newly announced National Crime Agency represent a net increase...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were removed from the UK between January 2004 and May 2013 by detainee custody officers working as overseas escorts who were...

      Discrimination

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

      Drugs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to restrict the import of new psychoactive substances.

      Entry Clearances: Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) business and (b) visit visas were issued to Yemenis by UK overseas posts in (i) Abu Dhabi, (ii) Dubai and (iii) Cairo in each...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland of 11 September 2013, Official Report, column 744W, on female genital...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimates she has made of the number of victims of modern day slavery in (a) Dorset, (b) the South West and (c) the UK in each of the...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will arrange for the hon. Member for Harrow West to receive a reply to his letters of 5 September and 17 October 2013 to UK Visas and...

      Immigration Controls: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions passengers disembarking from ships originating (a) in the EEA and (b) outside the EEA have been allowed to enter the UK...

      Immigration officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration officers were made redundant and then re-engaged in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013 to date.

      Independent Monitoring Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will bring forward legislative proposals to make the Independent Monitor subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Internet: Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to tackle the spread of child abuse content online.

      Investigatory Powers Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) on how many occasions in each year of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal's (IPT) existence a public body has made a representation to...

      Investigatory Powers Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the annual (a) budget and (b) total spend of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal has been in each year since its establishment.

      Overseas Students: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what cost-benefit assessment she has made of her proposal in the Immigration Bill to require that landlords check the immigration status of...

      Overseas Visitors: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what provisions are in place to prevent foreign nationals who have previously been served with an anti-social behaviour order within the UK...

      Police: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the future of police working dogs who are to retire or are no longer required; what advice she has given to each police...

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals are in prison (a) in the UK and (b) on the Isle of Wight; what the nationality of such prisoners is; and how many...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the (1) Home Department what proportion of employees in her Department is (a) white British and (b) black, Asian and from other minority ethnic groups, by each...

  • Attorney-General

    • HowToCorp

      To ask the Attorney-General whether the Crown Prosecution Service was contacted by police for (a) pre-charge advice or (b) pre-charge decision on fraud allegations made against the company HowToCorp.

    • Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Attorney-General how many non-UK nationals have been prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service in the last six months; and for what offences these prosecutions were brought.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Attorney-General on how many occasions since 2006 the Serious Fraud Office has sought to have a company barred from public sector procurement contracts in the UK as a result of (a)...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland how many complaints of discrimination related to pregnancy or maternity have been lodged against employees of her Department or its...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints of age discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of her Department or its non-departmental public...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints of racial discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of her Department by (a) employees and (b) other...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints of sexual discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of her Department or its non-departmental public...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints of disability discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of her Department and non-departmental public...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints of homophobic or transphobic discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of her Department or its...

      Driver and Vehicle Agency: Coleraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps she has taken to retain jobs at the DVA centre in Coleraine; and what progress she has made in achieving that end.

      Employment Tribunals Service

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

      Staff

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

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Northern Ireland Justice Minister requested additional Police Service Northern Ireland officers to tackle dissident republicanism.

  • Transport

    • Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what benchmarking statistics his Department holds on (a) traffic accidents and (b) related injuries in pedestrianised town centre areas where there are...

    • Disabled Staff

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

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the outcome was of his Department’s procurement process in respect of the driving theory test contract after 2014; what agreements were made...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the Office of Rail Regulation about the 4.2 per cent cancellation rate set for the East Coast main line for the next...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the higher level of cancellations and seriously late trains on the East Coast main line for the next five year control period is in accordance...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many claims at employment tribunals have been lodged against his Department on the grounds of pregnancy or maternity discrimination in each...

      Pay Television

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

      Railways: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 4 November 2013, Official Report, column 45W, on railways: south west, for what reasons lease costs for rolling stock are...

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the extent to which 20 mph zones in urban areas are (a) complied with by private motorists, buses and taxis and (b)...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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 Transport 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...

  • Scotland

    • Disabled Staff

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

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many complaints of age discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of his Department by (a) employees and (b) other individuals...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many complaints of racial discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of his Department by (a) employees and (b) other...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many complaints of sexual discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of his Department by (a) employees and (b) other...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many complaints of disability discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of his Department by (a) employees and (b) other...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many complaints of homophobic or transphobic discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of his Department by (a) employees and...

      Employment Tribunals Service

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

      Pay Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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 Scotland 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...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions (a) he and (b) his ministerial colleagues have had with their counterparts in the Scottish Government regarding an independent...

  • Leader of the House

    • Flexible Working

      To ask the Leader of the House how many officials in his Office make use of compressed hours arrangements as part of the Civil Service's flexible working hours scheme (a) above and (b) below...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department has taken to increase the level of agricultural exports to China.

    • Agriculture: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assistance his Department provides to farmers to assist them to learn about, install and utilise renewable energy.

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what areas in the UK are important roosting areas for Brent geese; and what steps he is taking to protect those locations for...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with (a) the Northern Ireland Assembly and (b) the other devolved assemblies on the best way to...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether (a) the EU Directorate General for Health and Consumers, (b) the EU Directorate for Agriculture and Rural Development...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) pursuant to the answer of 10 October 2013, Official Report, column 361W, on carbon emissions, for what reasons his...

      Cattle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to reduce the incidence of liver fluke in cattle.

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what communications his Department had with the European Commission about how to divide the uplift money in the CAP...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received on the implementation of CAP reform in England.

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment has been made of the risk of rabies entering the UK from Bulgaria or Romania through the import of puppies.

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions his Department has had at EU level to ensure that companies who produce British food can display the Union...

      Milk: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what help he has given to the dairy sector to maintain the price of milk; and what steps he is taking to liaise with major...

      Nature Reserves: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the proposals of the Environment Agency to use rotenone in Turkey Brook, Enfield; and if he...

      Phytophthora Ramorum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of larch trees infected with phytophthora ramorum have been (a) treated, (b) felled, (c) not treated to date...

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of compliance with Halal strictures of electric stunning of chickens.

      Reservoirs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the potential effect on (a) the number of reservoirs built by landowners on private...

      Reservoirs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what environmental benefits assessment his Department has undertaken in respect of the benefits of additional reservoirs...

      Reservoirs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will publish his Department's most recent cost-benefit analysis of tax relief for the construction of reservoirs on...

      Sheep Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that there is availability of local lamb.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answers of 31 October 2013, Official Report, column 280W, on pesticides, columns 278-9W, on drinking water:...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Long Term Unemployed People: Middlesbrough

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what assessment she has made of the reasons for the increase in long-term unemployment amongst women in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost of military action in Afghanistan has been to date.

    • Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which local authorities have not signed up to the community covenant.

      Armed Forces: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) serving armed forces personnel and (b) veterans committed suicide between 2002 and 2012; and if he will make a statement.

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Army recruits enlisted in financial year 2012-13 aged 18 years old or above dropped out before completing their phase 2 training.

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of soldiers promoted to each NCO rank of lance corporal and above in each of the last 10 years were aged under 18 at enlistment.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with ethnic civil society organisations in Burma's conflict zones before offering training to the Burmese army.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how Burmese soldiers who receive training from the UK are monitored after such training to ensure they do not commit human rights abuses.

      Discrimination

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

      Employment Tribunals Service

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

      Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with his German counterpart regarding restrictions imposed on the support provided to the US defence communications...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 22 October 2013, Official Report, column 98W, on Afghanistan, when the Minister of State for the Armed Forces plans to write to...

      Military Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 11 November 2013, Official Report, column 414W, on military intelligence, whether the Crossbow real time imagery analysis of...

      Ministry of Defence Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) on how many occasions he or his officials have met the Chairman of the Defence Police Federation in relation to his Department's Report on Ministry...

      RAF Croughton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of any Memoranda of Understanding and other agreements regarding arrangements under which the UK Government makes...

      RAF Croughton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will introduce a moratorium on communications activities carried out by US officials at RAF Croughton and initiate a departmental review of...

      RAF Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what partnership training takes place between RAF protection police and personnel from other nations.

      RAF Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Development about possible assistance by the RAF protection police to his...

      RAF Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what joint training takes place between the RAF protection police and their equivalents in (a) the US, (b) Canada and (c) other NATO countries with...

      RAF Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the role of the RAF protection police will be after Operation Herrick in Afghanistan in 2015.

      RAF Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many recruits from Northern Ireland have joined the RAF protection police in each of the last five years.

      RAF Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what training takes place between Afghan police and the RAF protection police in (a) the UK and (b) Afghanistan.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Average Earnings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make an assessment of the effect of skills levels on weekly or monthly wages for persons in employment in each of the...

    • Business: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to assist UK businesses seeking amendment of Commission Regulation 900/2008 to correct the...

      Charity Research Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the Higher Education Funding Council for England on funding to be allocated to the...

      Disabled Staff

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

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many claims at employment tribunals have been lodged against his Department on the grounds of pregnancy or maternity...

      EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much compensation has been paid by the (a) UK and (b) EU under current investor-state dispute settlement agreements in each...

      EU External Trade: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 12 November 2013, Official Report, columns 597-8W, on EU external trade: USA, (1) who the members are...

      Food: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many officials in his Department work on policy relating to food and drink manufacturing; (2) whether there is a...

      Gas Masks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the risk of the inhalation of crocidolite asbestos through the use of Second World War gas masks...

      Heart Diseases and Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of funding for medical research on (a) cancers and (b) coronary heart disease.

      ICT: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what estimate he has made of the benefit of the UK-Israel Tech Hub to the economies of Israel and the UK; (2) in which...

      Industrial Disputes Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress has been made on setting up the Independent Review into Industrial Disputes to be chaired by Bruce Carr QC; and if...

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills to what depth the Land Registry recognises ownership of land under a property.

      MentorsMe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people making contact with the MentorsMe website in each month since its inception have done so to register to become a...

      MentorsMe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the date, time and location has been of all the central meet-ups of mentors and mentees arranged through the MentorsMe...

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) men and (b) women have benefited from the Start Up loan scheme in each month since April 2011.

      Pay Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether offices of (a) his Department and (b) its executive agencies have access to Sky Sports or an equivalent premium sports...

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funds from his department's budget have been allocated to Post Office Ltd in each of the next three years.

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the role of the Nursery Milk Scheme in ensuring that children from low income families have...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of employees in his Department is (a) white British and (b) black, Asian and from other minority ethnic groups,...

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills 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...

  • Justice

    • Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which early intervention crime-prevention schemes have received reduced funding from his Department since May 2010.

    • Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average time taken is for each type of Class A criminal offence to reach court.

      Defamation Act 2013

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when the provisions of the Defamation Act 2013 not already in force will be implemented; and if he will make a statement. [R]

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in how many employment tribunal cases costs orders were issued in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2013-14 to date.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in how many cases an employment tribunal judge used case management powers in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2013-14 to date.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many employment tribunal cases in each region were overlisted from April 2012 to April 2013.

      Energy

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

      Forest Bank Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the turnover of education staff has been at HM Prison Forest Bank since it was opened; (2) how many days of sick leave have been taken by...

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many sex offenders currently awaiting parole are considered to be (a) high risk, (b) medium risk and (c) low risk; and how many sex offenders are...

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders who have been released by the Parole Board in each of the last five years have completed an accredited offender behaviour programme.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many successful prosecutions there have been for failure to comply with wage slip regulations in each of the last three years.

      Prisons and Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what real-terms changes in spending on (a) prisons and (b) the Probation Service he plans will take place between 2012 and 2017.

      Prisons: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many incidents of lost keys in each prison have been reported in each month since May 2010.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how offenders will be moved between community rehabilitation companies and the new National Probation Service; and what steps he has taken to mitigate...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions of drivers accused of causing the death of a cyclist have resulted in convictions in each of the last three years; and what...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average time was between arrest and sentencing for a young offender in each year since 2009-10.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what measures he has introduced to reduce young offending in the 100 most deprived UK communities.

      Young Offenders: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 18 November 2013, Official Report, column 818W, on young offenders, when he expects his Department to hold full offence...

      Youth Justice Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the budget was of the Youth Justice Board in each year since 2009-10.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise the issue of forced organ harvesting (a) in general and (b) from Falun Gong practitioners in China with the...

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the contribution made by projects funded by the Prosperity Fund to tackling climate change in...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had on the future of the Commonwealth green capital fund; and if he will make a statement.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consideration he has given to expanding the number of target countries supported by funding from the Prosperity Fund.

      Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how many complaints of discrimination related to pregnancy or maternity have been lodged against employees of his...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the 2006 Cordoba Agreement and the commitment of each of the signatures to fulfil their...

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many meetings he has had with (a) the Spanish Ambassador and (b) his Spanish counterpart on Spain's relations with Gibraltar...

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of proposals by the Spanish government to introduce a fee to cross the border to Gibraltar.

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking at (a) an EU, (b) an UN and (c) a bilateral level to reduce checks imposed by the Spanish government at...

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the European Commission's ruling on the legality of checks by Spanish border authorities...

      Haiti

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of (a) human rights and (b) representative democracy in Haiti; and if he will make a statement.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the implications of the proposed Mount Scopus Slopes National Park for (a) the...

      Pay Television

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

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of employees in his Department is (a) white British and (b) black, Asian and from other minority ethnic groups,...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make an assessment of the number of Syrian refugees treated at the Galilee Hospital in the Golan Heights area of Israel.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will investigate the use of frozen Syrian government assets for humanitarian aid for the population of that country.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the monetary value of renewable obligation certificates received by (a) Centrica plc, (b) EDF Energy plc, (c) E.ON, (d) Iberdrola,...

    • Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's recommended minimum distance between housing and a 140 metre onshore wind turbine is.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: North Yorkshire

      To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what plans the Church Commissioners have to visit churches in North Yorkshire.

  • Work and Pensions

    • British Steel: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his proposals on reducing widows' benefits include restrictions on the British Steel pension scheme.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress he has made on the implementation of his new child maintenance system; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make an estimate of levels of expenditure by each local authority of their total allocation for 2013-14 for discretionary housing...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who will be affected by the under-occupancy penalty in (a) the Vale of Clwyd, (b) North Wales and (c) Wales are aged (i) 60 and...

      Innovation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much of his Department's £14 million Innovation Fund: Support for Separated Families has been allocated in the first two rounds of...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of his Department's employees in Jobcentre Plus have undergone formal or informal poor performance procedures for not making enough...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 26 November 2013 to the hon. Member for Wentworth and Dearne, Official Report, column 153W, on telephone services, if...

      Long Term Unemployed People: Tyne and Wear

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what programmes his Department supports which focus on long-term unemployment in the Tyne and Wear travel to work area.

      Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have died from mesothelioma in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each year...

      Pay Television

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

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will (a) make available online and (b) place a copy in the Library of his Department's (i) Labour Market Decision Makers Procedural...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of whether everyone in receipt of jobseeker's allowance or employment support allowance who is sanctioned is now...

      Social Security Benefits: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many benefit sanctions were applied to claimants in Worsley and Eccles South constituency in each of the last five years.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the EU Permanent Representatives Council document 10660/1/13 REV1, published on 19 June 2013, what assessment he has made of...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of those claimants who have completed the Work Programme are still claiming benefits.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 11 November 2013, Official Report, colum 501W, on work programme, how many Work Programme providers have been...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 11 November 2013, Official Report, column 521W, on the Work programme, how many customer complaints have been...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • British Constitution

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what further plans he has for constitutional reform.

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether electors currently on the electoral register who fail to register under individual electoral registration (a) will be able to vote in the May 2015 General...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what progress he has made in implementing individual voter registration; what assessment he has made of the effect of individual voter registration on the size of...

  • Education

    • Academic Year

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consultation his Department has carried out on schools choosing their own holidays and the effect of such a policy on families whose children...

    • Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the report of the Education Funding Agency investigation into Kings Science Academy published in October 2013, whether he plans to...

      Animal Welfare: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will consider making it compulsory to teach children about animal welfare.

      Children’s Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many (a) paid and (b) unpaid staff are currently working in children’s centres; (2) how many children’s centres have reduced...

      Discrimination

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

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many complaints of homophobic or transphobic discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of his Department or its executive...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how the costs of (a) additional staff, (b) kitchen adaptations and (c) other expenses required for the provision of universal free school meals for...

      Grammar Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which Minister in his Department is responsible for the oversight of admissions testing for grammar schools.

      Hamzah Khan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will establish a fully independent inquiry into the circumstances leading to the death of Hamzah Khan in Bradford in 2009 and the changes that...

      Schools: Admissions

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

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the safeguards in place to ensure admissions testing is fair for students with learning difficulties.

      Schools: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on a principal remaining in post after they have been interviewed under caution by the police regarding an alleged fraud at their school.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many (a) converter academies and (b) maintained schools achieved an annual increase in the proportion of students achieving five GCSEs A* to...

      Secondary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of concerns expressed by the governing body of Immanuel College in Bradford on the proposed changes to the 2014 Key Stage 4...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of regional teaching supply needs before the publication of the current provisional initial teacher training allocations.

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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...

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress is being made against the targets set for the Funding for Lending scheme; how many loans have been made in excess of £100 million under...

    • Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of the penalty notices issued to companies as a result of their failure to submit a corporation tax return on time in each of the years (a)...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many claims at employment tribunals have been lodged against his Department on the grounds of pregnancy or maternity discrimination in each of the...

      Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on green levies; and if he will make a statement.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to improve mobile connectivity in constituencies affected by the proposed route for HS2.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the hon. Member for Thurrock will receive a reply to her letter of 11 October 2013, addressed to Nick Lodge, Director-General HM Revenue and Customs,...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what proportion of Help to Buy applicants to date were aged 39 and over; (2) how many people have had their application for a Help to Buy mortgage...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward legislative proposals to freeze business rates.

      Pensions: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make an assessment of the effect on the sustainability of (a) state and (b) private pensions in Scotland in the event of Scottish independence.

      Public Sector Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the UK's level of debt within the G7 in (a) May 2010 and (b) the most recent period for which figures are available by...

      Railways

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport about the benefits to the economy of good wi-fi and mobile connectivity...

      Railways

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the consequences for the UK economy of mobile not spots across the UK's rail network; (2) what representations he has...

      Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (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 his...

      Tax Allowances: Reservoirs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the potential cost to the public purse of introducing a tax relief for landowners on the capital cost of...

  • International Development

    • Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she is taking to establish and increase partnerships with faith groups to tackle violence against women and girls. [R]

    • Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what her policy is on including universal health coverage in the post-2015 millennium development goals.

      Developing Countries: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to increase provision of maternal health services in low and middle income countries.

      Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development 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 International Development (1) how many complaints of age discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of her Department or its...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many complaints of racial discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of her Department by (a) employees and...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many complaints of disability discrimination or harassment have been lodged against employees of her Department and...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate her Department has made of the amount of money donated by the public for international aid causes and projects in the...

      Pay Television

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

      Staff

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

      Staff: Gender

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

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the gender ratio is of staff of each grade in the Civil Service.

    • Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many claims at employment tribunals have been lodged against his Department on the grounds of pregnancy or maternity discrimination in each of...

      Electoral Register: Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were fined following a prosecution for electoral registration fraud in each of the last 10 years.

      Local Government: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) if he will make it his policy that local authorities should permit employees to use their own personal technology devices in order to access...

      Mesothelioma

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many people have been (a) diagnosed with and (b) died from mesothelioma in each (i) parliamentary constituency and (ii) region in each of the...

      Pay Television

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

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on how many occasions since 2006 a company has been debarred from public sector procurement contracts in the UK as a result of (a) bribery, (b) fraud,...

      Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (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...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the long-term youth unemployment rate was in each of the last 30 years.

  • Health

    • Neuromuscular Care Advisers: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to increase the provision of neuromuscular care advisers and consultants in the West Midlands.

    • GP Surgeries: Extended Opening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what change there has been in the number of GP surgeries offering extended opening hours since May 2010.

      Congenital Hearth Disease Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent progress has been made on the Congenital Heart Disease review.

      Integrated Care Pioneer Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made by the integrated care pioneer projects.

      Long-term Chronic Conditions: GP Prescribing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on prescribing by GPs for people with long-term chronic conditions.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many higher trainee ST4 posts in emergency medicine were (a) available and (b) filled in (i) 2013-14 to date, (ii) 2012-13, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2010-11.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many locums were used to fill vacant consultant posts in the NHS emergency departments in England in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many whole time equivalent consultants, excluding locums, were working in NHS emergency departments in England in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 (c) 2012-13.

      Beef: Horse Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the location is of each meat firm (a) prosecuted and (b) closed for selling horsemeat as beef.

      Beef: Horse Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of people mis-selling horsemeat as beef are outstanding.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of recent research reported to indicate that multivitamins can improve the chances of older women surviving breast...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients in Portsmouth received funding through the cancer drugs fund in each of the last three years.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been diagnosed with dementia in (a) England and (b) Wales by age group in each of the last three years.

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people who have stopped smoking tobacco cigarettes in favour of electronic cigarettes in the last year...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment his Department has made of research into the long-term effects of low carbohydrate, high protein diets on cardiovascular disease.

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 November 2013, Official Report, column 320W, on food, what assessment he has made of the average number of calories burnt each...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what continuing professional development and training GPs are required to undertake in relation to new techniques for cancer diagnosis.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number and cost of missed GP appointments to the NHS.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the number of full-time equivalent GPs per 1,000 patients in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013.

      General Practitioners: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent per capita in each general practice in Northamptonshire in the last year for which data is available.

      Health Services: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) for the 12 prisons contractually managed by the private sector in England and Wales, who is providing health services; when were the contracts...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many Sure Start health visitors there were in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013.

      Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with health boards about the benefits of hypnotherapy to address irritable bowel syndrome.

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 November 2013, Official Report, column 327W, on stress, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of mindfulness...

      Muscular Dystrophy: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with specialised commissioners in the North West to set up a North West neuromuscular delivery network with neuromuscular...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to align the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approval process and the NHS England commissioning...

      NHS: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 8 November 2013, Official Report, column 381W, on NHS: redundancy pay, if he will publish those figures for 2008-09 and 2009-10...

      Pay Television

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

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with suppliers for the nursery milk scheme on setting a cap on the price of milk bought for use by that scheme.

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of eligible children received milk through the Nursery Milk Scheme in the 10 (a) most and (b) least deprived local authorities in Great...

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of changes to his Nursery Milk Scheme on vulnerable children.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects of social care budget changes on attendances at accident and emergency departments.

  • House of Lords

    • Advice Services: Confidentiality

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any circumstances under which they require confidential advice services, such as the Samaritans, to reveal details of telephone calls made...

    • Armed Forces: Reserve Forces

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will set out the current Terms of Service which recruits to the Reserve Army are required to accept.

      Belfast Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the suggestion by the Northern Ireland Attorney General that there should be no further prosecutions of persons for...

      Belfast Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering an amnesty for persons who could be convicted of terrorist-related crimes committed before the signing of the Belfast Agreement...

      Businesses: Entrepreneurs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to support entrepreneurship opportunities for ethnic minority businesses.

      Businesses: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are they taking to encourage British businesses to ensure that their business supply chains are free from slavery and the effects of human trafficking.

      Child Development

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to evidence regarding the role of play in a child’s development, and the value of an extended period of playful...

      Children: Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what alternatives to the residential care system are available to help children who have been rescued from chaotic and abusive homes.

      Council Tax

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact on elderly residents in sheltered housing of the Valuation Office Agency’s Council Tax valuation...

      Criminal Justice: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many ex gratia payments have been made by the Home Secretary and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland respectively during each year from 1997...

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any new risk categories for returning failed asylum seekers have been drawn up following the recent fact-finding mission to the Democratic Republic...

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all Home Office documentation used in decisions on returns of asylum seekers to the Democratic Republic of the...

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any of the five asylum seekers returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo through N’djili airport on 8 June 2011 was subsequently...

      Education: Black and Ethnic Minorities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to target provision for pupils from black and minority ethnic backgrounds who may be underperforming at school or college.

      First World War: Commemoration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to provide any additional funding to the Imperial War Museum as part of their scheme to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the...

      Genetic Modification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 29 August (WA 359) and 30 October (WA 259) and by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 12 November (WA 114), why...

      Health: Antibiotics

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken and plan to take to ensure that disease-carrying bacteria do not become resistant to antibiotics.

      House of Lords: Members

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether and how they intend to address the relative over-representation compared to population of members of the House of Lords based in London and the...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stowell of Beeston on 21 October (WA 129), how many, and what proportion, of the homes delivered through the...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent they expect the planned Affordable Homes Programme to reduce the current waiting lists of families living in temporary and inadequate...

      Housing: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the changes to house asking prices in England and Wales in the month of October as reported by Rightmove on 21 October, and...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to develop a victim-centred approach in their response to combating human trafficking.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many complaints were received by the United Kingdom Border Agency in 2012–13 regarding the time taken for checks to be undertaken through the...

      Jimmy Savile

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are conducting any inquiries in relation to allegations of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile in Duncroft Approved School for Girls; and, if so, when...

      Jobcentre Plus: Toilets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Jobcentre Plus staff have discretion as to whether customers with certain medical conditions are permitted to use toilets in Jobcentre Plus premises.

      Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will amend the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 to require those providing a service from a fixed pitch in a designated area...

      Local Government: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for Communities and Local Government intends to publish its modelling of the impact on local services of the spending reductions set...

      Maldives

      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 the Maldives.

      NHS: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to ensure there is sufficient capacity in accident and emergency units in London hospitals over the Christmas period.

      Nicaragua

      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 Nicaragua.

      Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Randerson on 12 November (WA 117), whether they will arrange for the requested information on the grant paid to...

      Planning

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether planning authorities are following the guidance provided in July 2013 by the Department for Communities and Local Government in relation to criteria...

      Prisoners: Medical Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 21 October (WA 133–4), by what authority Serco, which operates HMP Lowdham Grange, charges a...

      Prisoners: Stationery and Stamps

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether relatives of prisoners are allowed to send them stamps, envelopes or writing paper; and, if not, why not.

      Public Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to take steps to tackle isolation as a means of reducing its impact on public health.

      RAF Menwith Hill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the comments by Jeremy Hanley, the Minister of State for the Armed Forces, on 25 March 1994 (HC Deb, col 614) in relation to RAF Menwith Hill...

      RAF Menwith Hill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the lease on RAF Menwith Hill was last renewed; and whether any changes were made to the lease upon its renewal.

      Roma Communities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are complying with international human rights standards and European Union anti-discrimination law in their treatment of the Roma.

      Schools: Absence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Ofsted survey that reported that 10,000 school- aged children may not be receiving full-time education, how they will ensure that local...

      Schools: Free Meals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their proposed policy to provide free school meals for six- and seven-year-olds, what steps they are taking to ensure that such meals are...

      Schools: Health and Safety

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to train teachers to deal with health emergencies in schools.

      Schools: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to encourage a police presence on roads where pupils of primary and secondary schools walk to and from their schools between...

      Schools: Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Children’s Commissioner's report They Go the Extra Mile regarding the permanent exclusion from schools of pupils with special...

      Swaziland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made, in the light of Commonwealth democratic principles, of the elections held on 20 September in Swaziland.

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risk to Syrian nationals returning to Syria from the United Kingdom; and whether they are currently enforcing removals...

      Thames Crossing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their response to the consultation on options for a new Lower Thames Crossing. To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect...

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