Written answers

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

  • Home Department

    • Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has spent to date on detaining and deporting Isa Muazu.

    • Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration her Department is giving to the installation of a full sprinkler system in Campsfield House Immigration Centre in...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 13 May 2013, Official Report, column 8W, on human trafficking, what methodologies will be employed by the new NRM...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 13 May 2013, Official Report, column 8W, on human trafficking, what the operational relationship is between asylum...

      Deportation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals deported under section 32 of the UK Borders Act 2007 sought to use Article 8 of the European Convention on Human...

      Domestic Violence: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate she has made of the number of referrals from the police to the Crown Prosecution Service for domestic violence offences...

      Entry Clearances: BRIC Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visa applications from (a) China, (b) India and (c) Russia have been approved in each of the last three years.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 13 May 2013, Official Report, column 8W, on human trafficking, what training will be provided to National Referral...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for North West Norfolk (Mr Bellingham) of 13 May 2013, Official Report, column 8W, on human...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to the Minister for Immigration dated 11 November 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester,...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to the Minister for Immigration dated 15 November 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester,...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to the Minister for Immigration dated 15 November 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester,...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to her answer of 29 October 2013, Official Report, column 422W, on offenders: deportation, what estimates were made by her...

      Passports: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints her Department received about travel documents lost by (a) the UK Border Agency and (b) the UK Identity and Passport...

      Police: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has taken with (a) London Metropolitan police and (b) other English constabularies to recruit police officers from black,...

      Stop and Search: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps she is taking to monitor the use of section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 in respect of black, Asian...

      Tickets: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department made of the Operation Podium report on domain service providers.

  • Attorney-General

    • Fraud

      To ask the Attorney-General how many Serious Fraud Office investigations are under way relating to each of the (a) banking, (b) pharmaceuticals and (c) energy sectors.

    • Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Attorney-General what assessment the CPS has made of the potential benefits of making evidence of road traffic offences from dashboard cameras permissible in court.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Consumers: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will re-examine consumer protection law in terms of companies which have gone into administration that have received...

    • Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of electrical product recalls in the UK.

      EU External Trade: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2013, Official Report, column 1084, for what reason he considers investor state dispute...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many pupils entitled to free school meals went to (a) Russell Group Universities and (b) the University of Oxford or the...

  • Leader of the House

    • Electronic Government: Petitions

      To ask the Leader of the House how many e-petitions have gained over 100,000 signatures; and how many such e-petitions have been debated in the House.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Burmese counterparts to encourage Burma to fulfil its pledge to release all...

    • Burma

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

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking in UN fora unilaterally or multilaterally, in response to North Korean human rights violations.

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the North Korean authorities about human rights abuses in that country.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government has considered plans to protect schools inside Syria by calling for zones of peace to shield children...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions the Government have had with General Idris of the Syrian National Coalition.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications of the closure of the Bab al-Hawa supply depot on the capacity of the UK to...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent estimate he has made of the number of people engaged in fighting in Syria who are currently affiliated to Islamic Jihad.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs following the suspension of non-lethal support through Bab al-Hawa, whether his Department has conducted a review of the...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what changes the Government will make to their policy on supporting the Free Syrian Army following the takeover of its...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assurances the Government will seek before reopening the supply of non-lethal aid to Syrian rebel forces through the Bab...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the most recent developments have been in relation to the temporary suspension of non-lethal aid to Syria following the...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether it remains the Government's policy that the Syrian rebel forces should be represented at the Geneva II conference in...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions the Government have had with the Government of Turkey relating to the patrolling and policing of Turkey's...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications of the closure of the Bab al-Hawa supply depot on the UK's capacity to supply...

  • Health

    • Asthma: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when his public consultation on changing regulations to allow schools to hold a spare asthma inhaler for emergencies will begin; (2) whether his...

    • Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that training in autism is included in the core curriculum for doctors, nurses and other clinicians in line with his...

      Caesarean Sections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many caesarean births there have been in each of the last three years.

      Cancer: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent by the NHS on drugs for cancer treatment in Bolton North East constituency in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Dental Services: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that enough dentists are recruited to meet the demand for NHS dental services in Bolton.

      Dental Services: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of people in Bolton who have access to an NHS dentist.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent discussions he has had with medical authorities and Diabetes UK on whether insulin pumps could administer a fatal overdose to diabetics;...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assumptions his Department has made of about the average length of time in months and years that it expected to make monthly payments through the...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department has provided to the Skipton Fund in each year since its establishment in 2004.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many Skipton Fund payments have been made to families bereaved as a result of NHS treatment with blood infected with hepatitis C.

      Industrial Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many serious accidents were suffered at work by officials in his Department in each of the last 10 years.

      Kidneys: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on research into (a) chronic kidney disease, (b) acute kidney injury, (c) kidney cancer, (d) dialysis, (e) end-of-life care...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to ensure effective communication of the details of the care data scheme, in particular its opt-out nature, to people with...

      NHS England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the projected budget underspend or overspend is for NHS England for 2013-14.

      NHS: Artworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each NHS trust has spent on buying artwork since May 2010; and what the average annual salary for art co-ordinators employed by NHS trusts to...

      NHS: Awards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the criteria are for clinical excellence awards; what the range of enhancements to salary is; and how many such awards have been made across England...

      NHS: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that hospital and other trusts put their gas and electric supplies out to tender; and what estimate he has made of the...

      NHS: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) female and (b) male NHS employees in Bolton North East constituency are paid the national minimum wage.

      NHS: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was of redundancy payments made between 2010 and 2013 to (a) NHS staff who took redundancy and (b) NHS staff made redundant and who have...

      Nurses: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health further to his statement of 19 November 2013, Official Report, columns 1095-97, on Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, what the evidential basis is...

      Nursing and Midwifery Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases are awaiting scheduling for a hearing before the Nursing and Midwifery Council; how many historic cases are awaiting a hearing before that...

      Nursing and Midwifery Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to bring forward proposals to allow the Nursing and Midwifery Council to review decisions made by its Fitness to Practice department to...

      Roaccutane

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many instances of suspected adverse psychiatric reactions, including suicide, have been reported to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory...

      Sickness Absence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many days of sick leave were taken in his Department in each of the last 10 years.

      Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects Public Health England to make available the improved Enriched Culture Medium test for group B Strep carriage.

      Taxis: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost of taxi fares between Richmond House and other NHS or departmental buildings in the Greater London area for officials in his...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what his policy is on vertical integration in the electricity industry; (2) if he will make it his policy to introduce a...

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what time scale his Department has set for the development of a solution to allow electrical contractors to work safely between the...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what support his Department is giving to volunteer-led badger vaccination initiatives such as the Sussex Badger Vaccination...

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the safety, humaneness and effectiveness of the badger cull pilots in Somerset and...

  • Treasury

    • Autumn Statement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to paragraph 1.182 of the Autumn Statement, what the definition is of a local community.

    • Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will list all current letters of comfort; (2) if he will list all current indemnities.

      Departmental Expenditure Limits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much of the Government's capital departmental expenditure limit budget was spent on payments to the private sector as a result of calls on financial...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the net annual fiscal benefits to the Exchequer of immigration from EEA member states.

      Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many months the annual rate of inflation has been larger than the annual rate of growth in average earnings since May 2010.

      Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effect of rises in energy prices on the rate of consumer price inflation.

      Infrastructure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will outline his current plans for infrastructure investment in the UK; what parts of this investment will be targeted at digital infrastructure; and...

      Infrastructure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent progress his Department has made in implementing the National Infrastructure Plan; and if he will make a statement.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employees of HM Revenue and Customs have (a) received performance-related pay and (b) been dismissed for underperformance in the last five years.

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the pro rata financial contribution of Scotland to the EU; and if he will estimate the contribution to the EU that Scotland would make...

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will commission analysis on the relationship between an independent Scotland and England on a currency union similar to the five tests applied to the...

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) with reference to the Institute for Fiscal Studies paper, The fiscal implications of an independent Scotland, if he will estimate the growth rate...

      Sterling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what veto powers the Welsh Government have in respect of which territorial entities are able to use sterling.

      Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the Government will remove the carbon floor price as part of their review of green energy policies in the UK.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs staff based in Nottingham are employed on work relating to the introduction of universal credit.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will introduce a non-commercial, licence-funded digital radio station for children.

    • Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of how public access to radio in the UK will be improved by digital radio switchover.

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make it her policy that digital radio switchover will only proceed if significant improvements in listening coverage and...

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether UK listeners will have the same access to DAB radio in the first year of digital radio switchover as they currently do to AM and FM.

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how the Department plans to fund local DAB build-out.

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the minimum proportion of DAB in-vehicle radio listening in the UK will be before digital switchover takes place.

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to improve uptake of DAB in-vehicle radio listening in the UK.

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether her Department will proceed with digital radio switchover before at least 90 per cent of UK radio listening is digital.

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether public funds earmarked for local radio DAB coverage in the event of a digital radio switchover will benefit all radio stations...

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she has taken to ensure that all local and national radio stations have equal prominence of access to listeners in the event...

      Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will bring forward legislative proposals to give a statutory basis to the Union Flag.

      Mobile Phones: Unsolicited Goods and Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to review the level of distress that the Information Commissioner's Office is required to prove in order for a fine...

      Preston Bus Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the costs were of the process leading to the decision that Preston bus station should be given listed building status; which...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Devolution of Powers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions he has had with the Black Country local enterprise partnership on devolving powers and responsibilities from Whitehall.

    • Devolution of Powers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions he has had with the Coventry and Warwickshire local enterprise partnership on devolving power and responsibilities from Whitehall.

      Devolution of Powers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions he has had with the Cheshire and Warrington local enterprise partnership on devolving powers and responsibilities from Whitehall.

      Devolution of Powers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions he has had with the Lancashire local enterprise partnership on devolving powers and responsibilities from Whitehall.

      Voter Registration: Students

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his policy is on voter registration by students living away from home.

      City Deals

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the role of City Deals in addressing the imbalance of private sector growth across the UK.

      Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he next plans to meet the Boundary Commission to discuss parliamentary constituency boundaries.

  • Transport

    • Bournemouth Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will provide funds for the improvement of Bournemouth railway station.

    • Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport at what time on what dates and for how long the toll barriers at the Dartford Crossing have been lifted in the last 24 months.

      Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to publish the outcome of the Government's competition to develop a demonstration plant to produce advanced transport fuels.

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what Schedule 8 payments Network Rail has made to train operating companies for unplanned disruptions to timetabled rail passenger services in...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total annual investment in passenger rail services by the current operators of the (a) West Coast, (b) Great Western, (c) Southern, (d)...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what priority his Department gives to the reopening of the Leamside Freight Line in the North East.

      Railways: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make an assessment of the effect on the safety of (a) rail workers and (b) passengers of the discharge of effluent directly onto railway tracks.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what new railway rolling stock will be introduced in the next 10 years; by what dates; and on what routes.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has assessed the consequences for safety of introducing new rolling stock which is not configured to employ a conductor or guard.

      Thameslink Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Thameslink improvement programme on over-crowding on the Northern Line tube.

      Thameslink Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the accessibility of the Thameslink line for disabled people.

      Thameslink Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the effect of Thameslink on the local economy in London.

      Thameslink Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of passengers who will use the Thameslink service in 2015.

      Transport for London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what discussions he and his officials have had with the Mayor of London and his officials about reductions in the Transport for London subsidy;...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has held or his officials have held with Alstom (a) in respect of its decision to restructure its transport sector and (b) in...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Fire Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent discussions he has had on the use of public service mutuals in the provision of fire services.

    • Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the potential benefits for the social investment market of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012; and if he will make...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how young people in Hendon constituency can participate in the Step Up To Serve programme; (2) how young people in Hendon constituency can access...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Bournemouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to visit Bournemouth.

    • Council Tax Reduction Schemes: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people applied for hardship funding in Birmingham in the most recent year for which figures are available; what...

      Green Belt: Sutton Coldfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if his Department will take steps to ensure that alternatives to building on the Sutton Coldfield green belt have been fully...

      Homelessness: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the written answer of 27 November 2013, Official Report, column 334W, on homelessness: foreign nationals, how many...

      Housing: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what advice has been given to local authorities on accepting service families who have received a notice to vacate from the...

      Housing: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what proportion of residents of each local authority are currently living in over-crowded accommodation (a) in total, (b)...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what provisions have been made for homeless rough sleepers over the Christmas period; and what estimate he has made of the...

  • Defence

    • Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent progress his Department has made on implementing the Government's Cycle to Work scheme.

    • Military Bands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many military personnel are members of military bands.

      Military Decorations: World War II

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when processing of the applications for the Arctic Star medal began; and how many such applications have been processed since that date.

      Military Decorations: World War II

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the current waiting time is for the processing of applications for the Arctic Star medal.

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the pro rata population adjusted cost of defence provision in Scotland in 2016-17; and what the Scottish Government estimate those...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 7 November 2013, Official Report, column 307W, on unmanned air vehicles, what steps he has taken to facilitate referral of...

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what support he has provided to armed forces veterans since 2010.

  • International Development

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment her Department has made of the use of international law to challenge restrictions on the delivery of aid to internally...

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions she had with the Government of Burma about their expenditure on (a) health, (b) education and (c) defence.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which civil society organisations in Burma that (a) overtly and publicly promote human rights and democracy and (b) document human...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which women's organisations in Burma that assist victims of sexual violence by the Burmese military receive funding from her Department.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether she has made an assessment of the needs of demobilised child soldiers from the Burmese Army.

      Central African Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic; (2) what assessment she has...

      Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether she will be representing the Government at the Sanitation and Water For All high level meeting in Washington DC on 11 April 2014.

      Philippines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to mitigate the increased risk of sexual exploitation and abuse of women and girls in the...

      Philippines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to facilitate the recovery of livelihoods in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.

      Philippines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to ensure that (a) emergency shelter is provided in central and eastern Visayas in the Philippines...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the effect of recent fighting in the Qalamoun area of Rif Dimashq in Syria on flows of refugees into...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to ensure that unregistered Syrian refugees in Lebanon are receiving assistance in coping with...

  • House of Lords

    • Aerospace Industry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the current number of jobs in existence in the United Kingdom aerospace industry.

    • Aerospace Industry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial and other support the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has given to non-destructive testing and training in aerospace; and in...

      Aerospace Industry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what grants they have made in each of the last five years to aerospace companies for the purpose of research.

      Aerospace Industry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the value of exports from the United Kingdom by the aerospace industry in each of the last five years.

      Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases of intimidation in Afghanistan were reported to the Intimidation Investigation Unit in the calendar years from (1) June 2011, and (2) June 2012.

      Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether reports from the Afghanistan Intimidation Investigation Unit and the corresponding in-theatre decision panel are available for publication.

      Air Ambulance Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they provide to the air ambulance service.

      Alcohol

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to continue measuring alcohol stealth admissions to hospitals in the new Public Health Outcomes Framework; and if not, why not.

      Anguilla

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 17 December (WA 169), what technical assistance in economic and financial management to the...

      Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the current number of apprenticeships in the United Kingdom aerospace industry.

      Armed Forces: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many members of the Armed Forces have been repatriated to Selly Oak Hospital during operations in Afghanistan; how many have subsequently been discharged...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Assault

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many allegations of sexual assault by colleagues in the Armed Forces were made in 2012 by (1) women, and (2) men; what proportion were subsequently...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the cost of their commitment to train 30 Burmese army officers; and from which department's budget those costs will be met.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the training they are providing for the Burmese army is not being provided in the United Kingdom.

      Armed Forces: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 13 June (WA 254), whether any unit of the British armed forces or United Kingdom personnel other...

      Armed Forces: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 19 March (WA 127), whether training or trial events of unmanned aircraft systems other than Reaper...

      Armed Forces: Veterans' Card

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to introducing a veterans' card providing rights to veterans in such areas as public transport or the use of leisure...

      Arts: Couper Collection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any communication has taken place between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Port of London Authority, and the Trustees of the Couper...

      Aviation: Air Passenger Duty

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have decided to devolve the control of Air Passenger Duty to the Northern Ireland Assembly but not the National Assembly for Wales, in the light of...

      Aviation: Airbuses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total amount of Government funding for the development of the Airbus A380 aircraft.

      Aviation: Airbuses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding they have provided for the Airbus A50 airliner.

      Aviation: Airline Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the charges imposed by some airlines in addition to the cost of the fare.

      Aviation: Airline Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the compulsory booking fees added to the price of tickets purchased through some ticketing companies.

      Bangladesh

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed the process whereby members of the Awami League are declared elected without a vote in Bangladesh in the context of the aspects of...

      Bangladesh

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Baroness Warsi made any comments on the execution of Abdul Quader Molla during her recent visit to Bangladesh, or on the manner in which the...

      Banking: Banknotes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the vending industry to ensure that the industry is able to use plastic banknotes.

      Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the latest situation in relation to the proposals by the European Commission to place limits on the level of bonuses that can be paid to bankers.

      Banking: LIBOR

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money has been allocated from LIBOR-fixing fines to military charities in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales and, (4) Northern Ireland.

      Barnet Formula

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what additional funds will be allocated to (1) Wales, (2) Scotland, and (3) Northern Ireland, as a consequential settlement under the Barnett Formula in...

      BBC World Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the new licensing arrangements for the BBC World Service require consultation with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office over the services which will...

      BBC World Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the current BBC World Service mandate to “address the enduring global gap in the provision of trusted international news” in countries...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have successfully appealed since December 2012 against new sanctions applied in relation to receipt of Employment Support Allowance; and how...

      Britons Living and Working Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many United Kingdom subjects (1) live, and (2) work, in other European Union countries.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 19 November (WA 184), which existing projects in Burma will be incorporated into the Preventing Sexual...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Her Majesty's Ambassador to Burma has hosted any meetings or conferences of different religious and ethnic groups in order to promote tolerance and...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the anticipated outcomes of providing training for the Burmese army.

      Caste Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the work undertaken by the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the definition of caste, in particular in relation to...

      Central African Republic

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what further steps will be taken to help protect civilians and address the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic; whether there are plans to...

      Children: Unique Individual Identifier

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations have been made to them by senior professional interests about the effects on the health and physical safety of children of delays in the...

      China

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, during their recent trade missions, the Prime Minister or the Chancellor of the Exchequer raised concerns with the government of China about the...

      Commonwealth: Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the decision by Mauritius to withdraw its offer to host the next scheduled Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in...

      Commonwealth: UK Elections

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Commonwealth citizens who do not also hold a United Kingdom passport are registered as eligible to vote in United Kingdom Parliamentary elections....

      Commonwealth: UK Elections

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, when a country leaves the Commonwealth or is suspended from membership, whether any citizens of that country resident in the United Kingdom who do not also...

      Courts: Judicial Deployment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 11 December (WA 114–15), whether the annual local assessment of judicial needs is published; and, if...

      Cyprus and Northern Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support, financial or otherwise, they have given to Cyprus in each of the last five years; what proportion of any such support was targeted at Northern...

      Deposit Protection Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the efficacy of the Deposit Protection Service and of the level of legal expertise it employs in the adjudication of...

      Education: Korean

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that schools offering the study of the Korean language have the opportunity of GCSE examinations made available to their students.

      Education: Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to prevent the closure of local schools already providing special needs as well as mainstream education.

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of reports that Eritrean refugees have been mistreated in the northern Sinai region of Egypt.

      Elections: Cambodia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions are taking place at European Union level on the elections that took place on 28 July in Cambodia.

      Energy: Electricity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the security of supply of electricity in the United Kingdom if Eggborough Power Station closes; and what...

      Energy: Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how long they expect the European Commission’s inquiry into the state aid being provided to support the building of a new nuclear power plant at...

      EU: Council of Ministers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many configurations of the European Union’s Council of Ministers currently exist; and what areas of United Kingdom policy do not have a...

      EU: Outright Monetary Transactions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the legal basis for the European Union's Outright Monetary Transactions programme.

      EU: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the European Commission in respect of the recommendation of the European Court of Auditors in Special Report 14/2013...

      EU: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the European Court of Auditors' recent report concerning misuse of European Union funds destined for the Gazan people...

      EU: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to monitor the use of United Kingdom funds contributed to the European Union aid programme for Palestinians.

      EU: Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Livingston of Parkhead on 11 December (WA 118–19), with which countries the United Kingdom would need to sign...

      European Council

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the draft Council Conclusions to be put to the European Council on 19–20 December in respect of (1) co-operation on...

      Financial Services Companies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals have withdrawn their applications to be controlling persons of financial services companies after being advised that they were unlikely...

      Fishing: British Territorial Waters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent action they have taken to protect fisheries in United Kingdom waters; whether they are calling for an end to bottom-trawling and the practice of...

      Flags

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which flag is flown on United Kingdom government buildings in Northern Ireland; and whether there are any proposals to fly the national flag of the Republic...

      Flags

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from Dr Richard Haass about flying the flag of the Republic of Ireland on certain buildings in Northern Ireland.

      Flags

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what occasions and on what United Kingdom government buildings foreign flags are flown in the United Kingdom.

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that children receive adequate treatment and instruction to protect them from developing dental disease. To ask Her...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Palestinian Authority to send assistance and fuel to Gaza.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with (1) the government of Israel, and (2) the World Health Organisation, concerning airborne weaponry used over Gaza in the...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance are they sending to Gaza after recent severe flooding there.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning reports of the opening of dams at the eastern borders of Gaza, and its impact on...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they are giving to Gaza in respect of power and media blackouts there.

      Government Departments: Management Information Reports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Foreign and Commonwealth Office produces monthly management information reports including indicators of performance against financial and other...

      Government Departments: Management Information Reports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stowell of Beeston on 16 December (WA 155–6), whether any performance data are collated on a daily or weekly...

      Government Departments: Management Information Reports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 16 December (WA 156), whether any performance data are collated on a daily or weekly basis for Ministers...

      Government Departments: Management Information Reports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 16 December (WA 156), what key performance indicators are used to review progress against the overall...

      Government Departments: Management Information Reports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Tankerness on 16 December (WA 156), whether any performance data are collated on a daily or weekly basis...

      Government Departments: Management Information Reports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Tankerness on 16 December (WA 156), what key performance indicators are used to review progress against the...

      Government Departments: Management Information Reports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 16 December (WA 156–7), whether any performance data are collated on a daily or weekly basis for...

      Government Departments: Management Information Reports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 16 December (WA 156–7), what key performance indicators are used to review progress against the overall...

      Government Departments: Taxis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what expenditure was incurred on taxis ordered by the Department for Education's London headquarters in each month of 2013.

      Government Departments: Websites

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Government Digital Service monitors daily the Google search results for (1) “European Health Insurance Card”, (2)...

      Health: Adult Social Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money, at constant prices, was held in reserves at the end of each of the last five years for which information is available by (1) National Health...

      Health: Adult Social Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total public expenditure on (1) adult social care, and (2) the Attendance Allowance benefit, in 2012–13 and the previous four financial...

      Health: Elderly People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether visual impairment will be part of the vulnerable older people's plan.

      Health: Human Papilloma Virus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have undertaken an equality analysis assessment of omitting boys from the current human papilloma virus vaccination programme for girls; and if...

      Health: Meningitis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when it is expected that the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation will have completed further research on the cost-effectiveness of treatments for...

      Health: Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many days 16 and 17 year-olds spent in in-patient wards of adult psychiatric facilities in each financial year since April 2010.

      Health: Mesothelioma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Earl Howe on 5 December (HL Deb, col 343–5), what assessment they have made of the number of high-quality grant applications...

      Health: Mitochondrial Disease

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 18 November (WA 145 and 148) and 4 December (WA 48–9), whether they consider that the 10 people who...

      Health: Professional Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 11 December (WA 127), what power they have to require professional regulations to be strengthened.

      Health: Professional Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 11 December (WA 127), when they expect new strengthened professional regulations to become effective.

      Health: Professional Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 11 December (WA 127), what conversations or meetings ministers have had with medical and nursing professional...

      Health: Public Health England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, and if so where, the responsibility for training and supporting the wider National Health Service and social care workforce, including the...

      Health: Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what correspondence has taken place in 2013 between Ministers and Sir David Nicholson regarding a national tuberculosis strategy.

      Health: Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Northover on 12 December (HL Deb, col 970), how much they spent on direct bilateral aid for tuberculosis in each country,...

      Health: Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Northover on 12 December (HL Deb, col 970), what is the breakdown of bilateral aid projects in India with regard to the...

      Health: Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish details of their bilateral projects in South Africa with a particular focus on tuberculosis in the extractive industries.

      Health: Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the cost-effectiveness of tuberculosis care and control programmes.

      Higher Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many 18 year-olds are in full-time further education at (1) schools, and (2) colleges, in England; and how many started studying full-time in each group...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many successful prosecutions for human trafficking there have been over the past three years where the victim is under 18 years old.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 6 December (WA 970–2) stating that a total of 57,179 enquiries were made to the Home...

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether private contractors Taylormade Security hold any contracts with the Government for the removal of immigration detainees from the United Kingdom; and,...

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many incidents of (1) self-harm requiring medical attention, (2) individuals being managed as having a risk of self-harm, (3) hunger strike, and (4)...

      India

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the government of India about the Indian Supreme Court's ruling re-establishing section 377 of the Indian Penal...

      Internet: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide details of the funding to be awarded to Cardiff and Newport as part of the £150 million investment to create superconnected...

      Iraq: Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in examining the cases of residents of Camp Ashraf or Camp Liberty who formerly resided in the United Kingdom, with a view to...

      Iraq: Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iraq concerning the attack and abductions at Camp Ashraf on 1 September; and what steps the United...

      Isa Muazu

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations and agreements they have made to, and received from (1) the government of Nigeria, (2) the Nigerian High Commission, (3) the government...

      Isa Muazu

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the total public expenditure so far in relation to the case of Mr Isa Muazu’s in respect of (1) detention, (2) removal and failed...

      Isa Muazu

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they indicated to the Court of Appeal during its recent hearing in the case of Mr Isa Muazu any change of their policy in relation to food- and...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made, if any, to the government of France following the incident in October when a French diplomat from the Consulate in...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will discuss with the government of Israel the reported issue of house demolition notices to residents of Hares.

      Justice: Lay Magistrates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 11 December (WA 126), how much HM Courts and Tribunals Service spent from local budgets on promoting the...

      Justice: Lay Magistrates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to replace the lay magistracy with lay stipendiaries.

      Mailing Preference Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the mailing preference service.

      Malaysia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the government of Malaysia to help ensure that Christians in that country can continue to worship following the...

      National Infrastructure Plan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide details of the money to be made available to address mobile service “not-spots” on the A470 set out in the National...

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many National Insurance numbers are issued each year to new arrivals in the United Kingdom; how many are issued to those born in the United Kingdom; how...

      National Security

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what precepts in respect of national security govern the work of the Department of International Development; and what role is played by the National...

      NHS: Acute Hospitals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average length of stay for patients in National Health Service acute hospitals for each of the last five years for which information is...

      NHS: Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on vulnerable communities of changes to the Clinical Commissioning Group allocation formula as currently being...

      NHS: Continuing Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the National Health Service has spent on continuing care in 2012–13 and for each of the previous five years at constant prices; and how many...

      NHS: Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answers by Earl Howe on 19 November (HL Deb, col 869) and 9 December (WA 93), whether they have given any consideration to collecting details...

      NHS: Paye

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent developments with PAYE systems in Lewisham and Greenwich National Health Service Trust.

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of North Korea regarding the political situation in that country.

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they reconcile the remark by Hugo Swire MP, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on 16 December (HC Deb, col 479) that the British Embassy...

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last summoned the North Korean Ambassador to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to discuss the use of capital punishment in that country against...

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they made about human rights cases and issues to the United Nations Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity in North Korea...

      Offender Management Act 2007

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times the provision in section 34 of the Offender Management Act 2007 which allows a child to be placed in youth detention accommodation that does...

      Offenders: Dependants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 19 November (WA 199), what is the most recent assessment they have made of the arrangements for identifying...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they currently require, or have ever required, that the Official Development Assistance budget is spent in countries in ways which make the maximum...

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 20 November (WA 217–8), what were the criteria of approval regarding the Education Awareness...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pension fund amalgamations have taken place in each of the last three years.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average size of a pension fund in the United Kingdom; and how that figure compares to those in other European Union member states.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the current average delays, if any, at each separate stage of the claimant process for the Personal Independence Payment; and what action they...

      Philippines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any assessment of the impact on the environment of the mining laws recently passed by the Philippines parliament.

      Political Parties and Elections Act 2009

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the new text, sections and schedule inserted into the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009 as a result of the House of Lords' agreement to Motion...

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Information Commissioner rejected Minsters' objections to publish the November 2011 Project Assessment Review of the High Speed Rail Project; and...

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the HS2 Bill and the procedures attached to it comply with the requirements of the Equator Principles.

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding has been made available in the current Parliament to support the HS2 project.

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the current HS2 rail budget has been allocated to (1) land acquisition, (2) land and property compensation, and (3) all other types of...

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the most recent estimate of the total projected cost of the HS2 rail scheme including (1) rolling stock, (2) VAT, and (3) the spur link to Heathrow.

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the total projected cost of HS2 Phase Two includes the spur link to Heathrow.

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish details of any additional funding that has been allocated for preparatory work for future phases of a high speed rail network...

      Railways: Intercity Express Trains

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 20 July 2011 (WA 337), what are the current estimates of the cost of building the Intercity Express Train as...

      Rainforests

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent assessment they have made of the extent to which areas of rainforest are being felled to make way for oil palm plantations; what is the estimated...

      Rape

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their commitment to establish recognition of rape as a weapon of war, what strategies are currently in place through international...

      Republic of Ireland: Financial Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total amount of their bilateral loans to the Republic of Ireland in 2010; how much interest on such loans has been paid to HM Treasury; and when...

      Roads: Car Traffic

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 17 December (WA 194), what were the forecasts made in 1989, 1997 and 2008 for car and taxi traffic...

      Royal Charter: Press Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 20 November (WA 219), why the Royal Charter on Self-Regulation of the Press is subject to...

      Royal Charters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 20 November (WA 219), whether Royal Charters relating to the BBC, the Bank of England, the Scout...

      Royal Navy: Personnel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the planned numbers of trained and untrained Royal Naval and Royal Marines personnel in (1) 2015, (2) 2018, and (3) 2020. To ask Her Majesty’s...

      Royal Navy: Personnel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what size the Royal Naval Reserve will be in (1) 2015, (2) 2018, and (3) 2020.

      Royal Parks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much rent is paid by Winter Wonderland for use of Hyde Park; what undertakings are required in respect of reparation; and what steps are taken to ensure...

      Russia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the World Trade Organisation about Russia's recent ban on imports of chocolate from the Ukraine, cheese from Lithuania,...

      Schools: Free Meals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the pupil premium will be calculated for pupils in reception classes and years one and two who would previously have qualified for free school meals but...

      Schools: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that school funding mechanisms do not disadvantage small schools.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the availability of after-school sports provision.

      Slovenia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received representations about the recent documentary prepared by Professor Dr Edward Gobetz, Slovenia, Twenty Five Years Later, regarding...

      South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the events in Juba, South Sudan, on 16 December.

      Sport: Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to support an expansion of the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the comments made by the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court criticising the United Nations Security...

      Telephone Preference Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the telephone preference service.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have been asked for advice on the revision and modernisation of the Turkish constitution, with particular regard to devolution of powers and the...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have been consulted by the International Peace Initiative regarding the Kurdish question in Turkey; and whether they met Judge Essa Moosa of...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about the freedom of the press and the detention of journalists in that country; and when and...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any joint schemes between the United Kingdom and other European countries to help young unemployed persons below the age of 24 to find...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they provide to school leavers to help them find employment.

      United Nations: Responsibility to Protect

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made a voluntary financial contribution to support the work of the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Adviser on the Responsibility...

      Vehicles: Long Heavy Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Members of the European Parliament over the United Kingdom’s position on longer heavier vehicles.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to reduce the length or cost of the visa application process in order to facilitate the entry to the United Kingdom of Russian...

      Waste Management: Electrical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to extend the 13-week storage requirement for electrical equipment under the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment Regulations.

      Waste Management: Electrical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to issue guidelines to local authorities on the disposal of electrical lighting equipment on waste disposal sites by commercial...

      Waterways

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they provide towards the maintenance and promotion of inland waterways.

      Wildlife: Illegal Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the measures agreed at the African Elephant Summit held in Gaborone, Botswana, between 2 and 4 December on...

      Wildlife: Illegal Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had since May 2010 with the government of China regarding the illegal trade in wildlife.

      Wildlife: Illegal Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had since May 2010 with the government of Burma regarding the conservation of wildlife and eradication of the illegal trade in...

      Young Offenders: Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children admitted to (1) young offender institutions, (2) secure training centres, and (3) secure children's homes, in each of the last five years...

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