Written answers

Friday, 24 January 2014

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has any plans to require a council to hold a referendum if it plans to increase the level of council tax.

    • Fire Services: Risk Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress he has made on developing integrated risk management planning guidance since publication of the Fire and Rescue...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2013, Official Report, column 158W, on housing: construction, how many of the 267,500...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of local authorities in England have in place a core strategy that complies with the National...

      Planning Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he intends to publish the Government's response to the consultation on Renegotiation of Section 106 planning obligations.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Employee Ownership: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses located in Cumbria have adopted employee shareholder status for some or all of their employees since...

    • Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the number of people working flexibly in each of the last four years.

      UK Trade & Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff were (a) seconded, (b) loaned and (c) hired to UK Trade & Investment from private sector organisations in each...

  • Defence

    • Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the amount payable to the German Government on the relinquishment of his Department's estate in Germany.

    • Radar: Hebrides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when were plans to upgrade the radar in North Uist were first proposed; and what the anticipated installation date is; (2) what plans he has to...

  • Education

    • Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to ensure parity between the new support being offered to adopted children and their families and those children who return...

    • Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps she is taking to prevent young people from being bullied or having upsetting experiences when they are online.

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 3 December 2013, Official Report, column 650W, on disadvantaged families, if he will supply further detailed information...

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people from the September 2013 intake required to stay in education, training or apprenticeships under Raising the Participation Age...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what comparative assessment he has made of the difference in cost and payments of the National Grid company offer payment prize...

    • Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether buildings owned by central or local government are eligible for finance under the Green Deal.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which Ministers in his Department have undertaken training courses; and in the case of each such course what the (a) name of the course...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that people with low household incomes are able to access help with their energy bills when the Warm...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 14 January 2014, Official Report, columns 470-1W, on bovine tuberculosis, how many of the 120...

    • Environment Agency: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what capital and revenue spend the Environment Agency has made in (a) Crawley and (b) Horsham parliamentary constituencies...

      Fish: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department takes to publicise to consumers the list of fish species whose stocks are considered to be at risk.

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure the delivery of the Flood Re scheme on time and to plan.

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure the affordability of flood insurance and prevent premiums from rising disproportionately...

      Sky Lanterns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure people are better aware of the risks of Chinese lanterns.

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 14 January 2014, Official Report, column 476W, on water charges, if he will take steps to encourage...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his colleagues in the international community regarding possible responses by the UK and its...

    • Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he is participating in talks with all political parties in Bangladesh to seek a peaceful solution to the conflict in...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Kyaw Hla Aung was raised when a Minister in his Department last met the new Burmese ambassador to the UK: and if he will...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy that the UK take steps to ensure the renewal of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Burma;...

      EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have used the transport of the High Representative of the...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the budget for the British Council's operations in Tripoli was in each of the last two years; and what the British...

      Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times officials in his Department have met (a) representatives of the World Sugar Research Organisation and (b) Sugar...

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had on restarting the processing of entry visas at the American Consulate in Edinburgh.

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of patients were seen in under four hours at (a) type 1 accident and emergency departments and (b) all accident and emergency departments...

    • Babies: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 14 May 2013, Official Report, column 159W, on babies: screening, when he expects a recommendation to be made on the accuracy of...

      Care Homes: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to explore the potential for safeguarding care home residents through the installation of covert CCTV.

      Deloitte

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 January 2014, Official Report, column 537W, on Deloitte, (1) whether NHS Protect was used for any part of the internal...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many diabetes health checks have been carried out (a) nationally and (b) regionally in each of the last three years.

      Diabetes: Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the relationship between depression and (a) type I diabetes and (b) type II diabetes.

      Doctors: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 16 January 2014, Official Report, column 676W, on junior doctors, what course of action his Department would take if an NHS...

      Doctors: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 16 January 2014, Official Report, column 676W, on junior doctors, when the President of the Royal College of Surgeons'...

      Fast Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the (a) list of attendees and (b) minutes of meetings between (i) Ministers and (ii) officials of his Department and (A) McDonalds, (B)...

      Fast Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what meetings (a) civil servants and (b) Ministers of his Department have had with representatives of (i) McDonalds, (ii) Burger King and (iii) KFC, since...

      Keogh Review Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library the minutes of all meetings of the Keogh review committee held between 1 and 6 July 2013.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether his Department has identified a number or proportion of patient opt-outs for medical records sharing in GP practices at which it considers...

      Mental Health Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the per capita spend on mental health services was in each primary care trust in Cumbria in each of the last five years.

      NHS England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has discussed with NHS England the level of information local area teams should share in meetings with hon. Members.

      NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 15 January 2014, Official Report, column 591W, on NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, which consultancy firms were...

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many individuals have applied for the position of chairman of NHS Property Services and how many such individuals applied having been approached directly.

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have attended accident and emergency due to self-harm in each year since 2010; and how many such people received a NICE recommended...

      Self-harm: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of children and adolescents who have (a) self-harmed and (b) had suicidal tendencies since 2010.

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what analysis his Department (a) has conducted and (b) is conducting on the potential effect on the economy of the introduction of standardised tobacco...

  • Home Department

    • Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the protection of children online.

    • Driving Offences: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason a person accused of a speeding offence is not allowed to view photographic evidence held by police authorities in relation to...

      Police: Desborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers are based at Desborough police station; and whether there are any plans to close it.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Work Experience

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, how many people aged (a) 16 and under and (b) over 16 years old undertook work...

  • Justice

    • Children and Young Persons Act 1933

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 29 October 2013, Official Report, column 415W, on Children and Young Persons Act 1933, what consultation or other steps he has...

    • Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what criteria are used by his Department in the prison benchmarking process.

      Prisons: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on which occasions HM Prison Oakwood has provided Tornado-trained staff to other prisons to deal with disturbances since it first opened.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what steps he has taken to monitor capacity in trusts to manage change and maintain business as usual as part of the Transforming Rehabilitation...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment he has made of the risks arising from the scale and speed of the Transforming Rehabilitation Probation programme; (2) what...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion and value of his Department's contracts have been let (a) under the restricted procedure, (b) by the open procedure, (c) via framework...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of his Department's overall procurement spend for each of the last three financial years was spent (a) in joint procurement exercises...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for each of the last three financial years how much and what proportion of the Department's procurement was conducted using e-procurement tools; and what...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many appeal cases for hearing at tribunals relating to matters within the remit of the Department for Work and Pensions were waiting to be...

      Truancy: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been prosecuted for truancy-related offences under the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 in each...

      Youth Justice Board: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many of the 11 members of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales have their main residence north of the city of Birmingham.

  • Transport

    • A303

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to publish the draft scope for the A303 feasibility study.

    • Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assets are classified as held for sale by (a) his Department, (b) each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies, (c) his Department's...

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 14 January 2014, Official Report, column 458W, on bus services: disability, if he will place a copy of the letter from the...

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many cyclists were killed in Greater London in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013.

      Driving under Influence: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the medical profession on the effect of drug driving legislation on patients; and if he will...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the Advertising Standards Agency on counteracting misleading advertising claims for driving licence renewals.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make it his policy that people who have recently renewed their driving licences are not charged when they are required to renew them again...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will comply with the decision of the House of Lords Standing Orders Committee that the consultation period on the Environmental Statement...

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish the data collected for the operator compliance risk score by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.

      Motorways: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for how many hours UK motorways were closed in part or completely in either direction due to accidents in each of the last five years.

      Motorways: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for how many hours any part of the motorway between (a) junction 10 and junction 13 on the M1, (b) junctions 19 and 20 on the M4, (c) junctions 15 and...

      Motorways: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the effect on air quality of the (a) managed motorway pilots on the M42 and M7 and (b) all-lanes- running...

      Pedestrians: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many pedestrians under the age of 16 were killed in Greater London in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013.

      Pedestrians: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many pedestrians were (a) killed and (b) seriously injured in Greater London in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012 and (iv) 2013.

      Pedestrians: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of pedestrian fatalities in Greater London involved pedestrians on a pedestrian crossing in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the proportion of passenger rail journeys requiring (a) no change of train, (b) one change of train and (c) more than one...

      Railways: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) temporary staff and (b) consultants (i) have worked and (ii) are projected to work on the (A) Thameslink Programme, (B) InterCity Express...

      Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff have been made redundant or retired by his Department and subsequently re-employed since May 2010. [Official Report, 6 February 2014,...

      Rescue Services: Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions the Coastguard station at Belfast was staffed at a level that was below safe risk in 2013; and what proportion of shifts this...

  • Treasury

    • Energy Technologies Institute

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on extending existing financial guarantees to the Energy Technologies Institute; and what recent discussions he has had about extending...

    • Financial Services: Social Networking

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on updating guidance on the use of social media for financial promotions.

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps the Government are taking to reduce the number of foreclosures.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of Atos using computer equipment on his Department's premises owing to data...

    • Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to publish regular statistics on outcomes achieved by the child maintenance options service following the introduction of a...

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to repeat the survey of child maintenance options outcomes.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which local authorities have contracts with his Department to deliver back to work support; and which local authorities have Work Programme...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that the Health and Safety Executive conduct regular inspections to ensure existing regulations are adhered...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what partnership agreements are in place between Jobcentre Plus and (a) individual local authorities and (b) the local government association.

      Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on redundancy payments in each year since 2010.

      Separated People: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for the independent evaluation of the seven projects granted £6.5 million of funding in April 2013 under the Help and...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he takes to ensure that his Department's contracted providers do not charge for work capability assessments or work programme...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) employment and support allowance hardship claims have been made since July 2012.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what definition he uses for (a) expectations for sanctions referrals and (b) targets for Jobcentre Plus staff.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of correlation between increased sanctioning and (a) jobseeking success rates, (b) incidents of abuse...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his Department's statistics on sanctions published on 6 November 2013, if he will provide a breakdown of those statistics by...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 22 October 2013, Official Report, column 112W, on universal credit, what progress his Department has made in ensuring...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to produce a paper application form for universal credit.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons Atos is classified as a data processor rather than a data controller when carrying out work capability assessments.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Long-term Unemployed People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people over 25 have been unemployed for over two years (a) at the most recent date for which figures are available and (b) in each year since 1992.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Ryan Coetzee

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister with reference to the Cabinet Office publication special advisers in post, published on 25 October 2013, in what capacity he employs Ryan Coetzee; what his job...

  • House of Lords

    • Bangladesh

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made an assessment of the effect of Baroness Warsi’s official presence in Bangladesh in December 2013 on the political and electoral...

    • Courts: Jurors

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord McNally on 23 September 2013 (WS 169–170), whether jurors from rural areas and no longer in employment are...

      Cremation Regulations 2008

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from the Welsh Government concerning the amendment of the Cremation Regulations 2008 in order to provide for the use...

      Driving Tests

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered whether the driving test should include a night driving element.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 18 July 2013 (WA 141) and 29 August 2013 (WA 315–16), what actions the Human Fertilisation and...

      Energy: Charges and Prices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the intergovernmental arrangements for the management, charging regime and pricing policies of all existing and proposed energy interconnectors...

      Energy: Off-Gas Grid Households

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to mitigate the additional cost of heating for rural households not on the gas grid.

      EU: Foreign Policy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government under what circumstances they encourage the European Union to take over and manage major foreign policy projects.

      EU: Gypsies, Roma and Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to implement the European Commission’s European Code of Conduct on the Partnership Principle for the European Structural and Investment...

      EU: UK Membership

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remark by Baroness Warsi on 7 January (HL Deb, cols 1387–9) that United Kingdom membership of the European Union brings 3.5 million...

      EU: UK Membership

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s speech at the Open Europe conference on 15 January regarding the future of the United Kingdom in the...

      Food: Horsemeat

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions have taken place since the discovery in January 2013 of horsemeat in food for human consumption; how many businesses are being...

      Government Departments: Administrative Costs and Salaries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the administrative costs, including salaries, of the private offices of each Minister in the Ministry of Defence for the last year for which...

      Government Departments: Administrative Costs and Salaries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the administrative costs, including salaries, of the private offices of each Minister in the Department for Work and Pensions for the last year for...

      Government Departments: Research and Development

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the Department for Transport spent in total in (1) 2010–11, (2) 2011–12, (3) 2012–13, and (4) 2013–14; how much the...

      Government Departments: Research and Development

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many competitions the Department for Transport held for the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) in (1) 2010–11, (2) 2011–12, (3)...

      Government Departments: Research and Development

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs spent in total in (1) 2010–11, (2) 2011–12, (3) 2012–13, and (4)...

      Government Departments: Research and Development

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many competitions the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs held for the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) in (1) 2010–11, (2)...

      Health: Academic Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans NHS England has to fund academic health science networks during the next five years.

      Health: Doctors

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of current levels of recruitment of trainee doctors in the National Health Service; and what plans they have to address any...

      Health: Vaccinations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases of suspected adverse reactions resulting in psychotic episodes and other mental disorders have been reported following administration of...

      Higher Education: Creative Arts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the decline in the number of students applying to study creative arts at university; and what measures they...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the additional cost of housing benefit paid to households moving to smaller properties in the open market and affordable...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in persuading the government of Israel to implement recommendations in the Children in Military Custody report.

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many applications for exceptional funding for legal aid have been made since the passage of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act...

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated loss of VAT from the planned reductions in criminal and civil legal aid fees including experts’ fees; and whether that figure has...

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when and how they intend to introduce a residence test for civil legal aid claimants so as to limit legal aid to those with a strong connection with the...

      Local Authorities: Bellwin Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions in the last five years the Bellwin Formula has been applied to assist local authorities in England to meet significant unanticipated...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that a reasonable proportion of British aid for Syrians and Palestinians fleeing Syria is devoted to those now in Egypt.

      Parliaments: European Parliament

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to take action to end the practice of holding sessions of the European Parliament in two venues; and, if so, what steps they will take.

      Railways: Network Rail

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, when its debt becomes part of the public sector, Network Rail will become subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Railways: Rolling Stock

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 20 January (WA 87), whether they are involved in the plan to refurbish to modern standards of seating,...

      Roads: A40

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how frequently the A40 between Oxford and Witney is cleaned; and whether the amount of rubbish ejected from traffic on that stretch of road has increased...

      Sellafield

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is still the intention of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the existing Sellafield decommissioning consortium to seek to integrate tier...

      Smoking: e-cigarettes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on tobacco sales across Europe over the last year of e-cigarette use.

      Social Care: Elderly and Disabled People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance is available to elderly and disabled people in England who are not eligible to receive National Health Service social care at home.

      Timber

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of United Kingdom standards for the quality of softwood for construction; and whether European Union rules...

      United States of Europe

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the proposal by Viviane Reding, Vice President of the European Commission, on 8 January, for a United States of Europe in which...

      Waste Management: Recycling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what levels of recycling are achieved in England by region.

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