Written answers

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Computer Software

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, who decided on which days to migrate the IT accounts of hon. Members and hon....

    • Computer Software

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2014, Official Report, column 176-7W, on computer...

      Computer Software

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2014, Official Report, columns 176-7W, on computer...

      Ict

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many contractors supporting PICT and other information technology projects in...

      Parliament: Security

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, (1) when the procurement process for a new provider of the search and screening...

      Pay

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many officials employed by the House of Commons, of each grade, have remained...

      Procurement

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much and what proportion of the House of Commons Commission's budget was spent...

  • Wales

    • Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the value is of duplicate supplier payments identified by his Department since 2010; and what proportion of such payments have since been recovered in...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Administrative Scheme for the “On the Runs” Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what steps she is taking to publish the names of the 228 on-the-runs with comfort letters after the publication of the Hallett Report; and...

    • Administrative Scheme for the “On the Runs” Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland with reference to paragraph 10.52 of the Report of the Hallett Review, if she will publish the names of the 13 on-the-runs who have benefited...

      Belfast Harbour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in what ways she is supporting the Northern Ireland Executive in maximising the potential of Belfast port.

      Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the value is of duplicate supplier payments identified by her Department since 2010; and what proportion of such payments have since been...

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent on refurbishing (a) gymnasium and leisure facilities, (b) cafeteria and (c) interior decoration in (i) her Department...

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when she next plans to meet the (a) CEO and (b) chair of the British Business Bank to discuss how that organisation can more effectively support...

      Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will commission a Northern Ireland-based inquiry on child abuse at Kincora; and if she will include it in either the current inquiry in...

      Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions she has had with the Electoral Office on steps to ensure that the election count process for European and other elections held...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2014, Official Report, columns 269-74W, on electoral register, what the registration rates were in each ward listed.

      Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent assessment she has made of the level of political stability in Northern Ireland.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent on what (a) media training and (b) social media training for (i) her and (ii) Ministers in her Department since May 2010.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the annual cost to his Department of (a) stationery and (b) postage incurred when sending a ministerial reply to hon....

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has any plans to increase the number of replies within his Department's working day standard; and if he will make a statement.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the average employment and support allowance payment was in each year since 2008; (2) what the average employment and support...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average cost of processing employment and support allowance claims has been in each year since 2008.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employment and support allowance claimants aged over 50 have been (a) referred to and (b) secured a sustained job outcome from the...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what additional assistance the Government gives to people using food banks to enable them to find work or additional hours of work; and if he...

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what average time is taken to process an application for funeral expenses from the Social Fund from the time an application is submitted to a...

      Guaranteed Minimum Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to equalise guaranteed minimum pensions.

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many benefit claimants have declined to move into a property with fewer bedrooms, having been offered that option of doing so under the...

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on legal fees in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2013-14.

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many bids he has received from companies tendering for the delivery of the Health and Work Service; and if he will make a statement.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the impact assessment of the single-tier pension published in October 2013, if he will make an estimate of how many people...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make it his policy to publish the personal independence payment application form on his Department’s website in an interactive...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment his Department made of the staffing levels required to efficiently process the transfer of employment and support...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2014, Official Report, column 110W, on personal independence payment, if he will estimate the number of people...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2014, Official Report, column 278W, on personal independence payments, what his Department's definition is of...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish the guidance issued by his Department to Atos Healthcare on Part 2, Regulation 7 of the Social Security (Personal...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of new claims for personal independence payments that were refused on application were subsequently allowed on appeal in the...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many new claims for personal independence payments are outstanding.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of new claims for personal independence payments have been successful since April 2013.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many new claimants of personal independence payment have not received a decision within 26 weeks of the date of their claim.

      Personal Independence Payment: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions where people from Brighton and Hove are being asked to travel to in order to have face-to-face personal independence payment (PIP) interviews;...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on (a) mobile telephones, (b) tablet computers and (c) office furniture in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii)...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on (a) accommodation, (b) taxis or private cars and (c) alcoholic beverages in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential effect on claimants of extending the waiting-day period for new benefit claims from three to seven...

      Social Security Benefits: Banff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of households in Banff and Buchan constituency whose incomes from benefit payments have reduced by (a)...

      Social Security Benefits: Perth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of households in Perth and North Perthshire constituency whose incomes from benefit payments have...

      Social Security Benefits: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information his Department holds on how many claims for benefits made by telephone by people in Preston constituency in 2014 to date were...

      State Second Pension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many men aged 65 receive additional state pension after a contracted-out deduction is applied.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many officials are currently working on the universal credit programme.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to his Department is of each work capability assessment carried out by Atos Healthcare (a) on paper and (b) through a...

      Work Capability Assessment: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that the backlog for work capability assessments in Plymouth and Devon is reduced.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department takes to promote the use of IT facilities in public libraries by participants in the Work programme for job search...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost to HM Government was of helping to deliver equipment to the Kajaki Dam project in Afghanistan.

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many research experiments his Department has performed on animals since May 2010; and for what purpose and on which types of animal such experiments...

      Apache AH-64 Helicopter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when his Department will announce a decision on the future of the Apache helicopter upgrade; (2) what weighting his Department will give to (a) UK...

      Armed Forces Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many new claims for armed forces independence payment have been made since April 2013.

      Armed Forces Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people are currently in receipt of the armed forces independence payment.

      Armed Forces: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many investigations of allegations of (a) rape, (b) sexual assault and (c) domestic violence where the alleged offending took place in the UK were...

      Armed Forces: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces have faced a court martial since 2010; and how many of those were serving in active combat roles at the time.

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the uprating of the pensions of UK veterans living overseas.

      Army Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the Army Reserve who returned injured from operations have accessed rehabilitation support.

      Army: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has to promote recruitment to the army cadets in Northern Ireland in 2014-15.

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the total cost of running Phase 1 training at AFC Harrogate including trainee salaries and associated costs was in the most recent year for...

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent on refurbishing (a) gym and leisure facilities, (b) cafeteria and (c) interior decoration within (i) his Department and (ii) his...

      Conflict Pool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent from the Conflict Pool in each country in each year since its launch.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's (a) Ships Acquisition Model, (b) Maritime Composite Options Model, (c) Material Strategy:...

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 14 November 2011, Official Report, column 526W, on disclosure of information, if he will publish the findings of the...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment his Department has made of the UK's ability to mount persistent and enduring aerial surveillance of strategically important areas...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the Main Supply Estimates 2014-15, HC 1233 of Session 2013-14, for what reasons he seeks Parliamentary authority to appropriate...

      RAF Lossiemouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost has been to date of all Typhoon Force-related capital works at RAF Lossiemouth; and what estimate he has made of the total cost of...

      RAF Lossiemouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what Typhoon Force mission-specific infrastructure at RAF Leuchars has been identified for deconstruction as a result of the transfer of the transfer of...

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many reservists are signed up to offer security support to the Police Service of Scotland and other civil and Commonwealth Games authorities for this...

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many senior civil servants appointed to positions in his Department since 2010 were previously (a) political appointees within that Department and...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's (a) Navy Manpower Model, (b) Army Manpower Model, (c) Royal Air Force Manpower Model, (d)...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many individuals in his Department have participated in (a) disability awareness and (b) LGBT awareness training in each year since 2010.

  • Attorney-General

    • Administrative Scheme for the “On the Runs” Independent Review

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will publish the advice the Law Officers' Department gave to Lady Hallett on the lawfulness of the administrative scheme operated for the benefit of on-the-runs.

    • Billing

      To ask the Attorney-General what the value is of duplicate supplier payments identified by the Law Officers' Departments since 2010; and what proportion of such payments have since been recovered...

      Buildings

      To ask the Attorney-General how much has been spent on refurbishing (a) gymnasium and leisure facilities, (b) cafeteria and (c) interior decoration in (i) the Law Officers' Departments and (ii)...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many Crown Prosecution Service (a) pre-charge decisions, (b) decisions to take no further action, (c) decisions to caution and (d) prosecutions there were in cases...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many applications for a preliminary hearing for a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (a) the Director of Public Prosecutions and (b) the Serious Fraud Office have made...

      Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will place in the Library the reports by Peter Mason and Alan Wood on data loss at the Serious Fraud Office published in June 2013; and which recommendations of...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Accountancy: Females

      To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities what assessment she has made of the auditing by accountancy firms of their appointment of women to their boards.

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities (1) how much the Government Equalities Office has spent on (a) plants and (b) wine in each of the last five years; (2) how much the Government...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Israel/Palestine

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

    • Air Displays: Farnborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he received on the decision to give permission to the Russian company Rosoboronexport to exhibit its...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the outcomes were of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

      Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any files on child abuse have been passed to his Department by (a) other parts of the Government or (b) hon. Members;...

      Cultural Heritage: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what reports he has received of the theft of antiquities by ISIS and their sale in the international arts market; (2)...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the prospects for a successful solution to the Cyprus problem; and what steps he is taking to...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what response the Government has made to the petition presented to 10 Downing Street on 9 December 2013 on the return of...

      Diego Garcia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2014, Official Report, column 175W, on Diego Garcia, what other files were lost in the same...

      Diego Garcia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2014, Official Report, column 172W, on Diego Garcia, where and on what dates the water damage...

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to support religious tolerance of Christians in India.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will introduce an embargo on the export of weapons to Israel.

      Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of recent changes in Japan's constitution and its defence doctrine.

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made about human rights and the humanitarian situation in Kashmir in the last year.

      Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to offer support and advice to UK citizens visiting Kenya.

      Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much land his Department has released for the purpose of building new homes since May 2010.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of (a) Palestinian children killed by Israeli military attacks on Gaza and (b)...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what guarantees he has sought from Israel that weapons sold to it by the UK will not be used on civilians in Palestine; and what...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce tension in the on-going conflict between Israel and Palestine.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in other NATO member states on the Middle East.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the reasons why Hamas has orchestrated the firing of rockets at Israel.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to substantiate allegations made by Hamas in Gaza that Israel has attacked water wells,...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will investigate whether any UK manufactured weapons or components have been used by Israeli military forces during...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of whether Israeli military action during Operation Protective Edge has complied with its...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the statement of 10 July 2014 by the Secretary General of...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent talks Ministers in his Department have had with (a) Israeli and (b) Palestinian leaders on the current situation in Gaza.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on the number of (a) Palestinians and (b) Palestinian children who have been killed as a...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make an assessment of the potential effects of the imposition of economic sanctions on Israel on that country's (a)...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports his Department has received about the role of Egyptian border control policies in contributing to the shortage of...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports his Department has received of water supplies and sewage plants being the targets of Israeli air strikes in Gaza...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of Israeli citizens killed by rockets launched from Gaza into Israel since the...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to encourage the Israeli Government to end the occupation of the West Bank and the blockade...

      Montserrat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the (a) planning regulations and (b) environmental policies of the Montserrat government have been followed during the...

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consular assistance is available to British nationals travelling to and around North Korea.

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to prevent the use and development of nuclear weapons by North Korea; and what assessment he has made of...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to discourage the continued construction of illegal Israeli settlements in Palestinian...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many emergency travel documents were issued in (a) June 2013 and (b) June 2014.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the average salary gap is between women and men in his Department.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department paid to (a) G4S, (b) Serco, (c) Sodexo, (d) GEOAmey, (e) Capita, (f) Atos, (g) Mitie, (h) Working Links,...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on steps to tackle Islamic extremism in Europe.

      Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Twitter accounts are run by his Department; how much his Department spends annually on (a) Twitter accounts and (b) all...

      South East Asia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage freedom of religion in Burma and other South-East Asian countries.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the newly elected President of the Syrian National Council.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what level of assistance his Department has provided to rebels in Syria; what form such support has taken; and what steps he is...

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs What recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Ukraine.

      Ukraine: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that Crimea is still internationally recognised as part of the Ukraine.

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what arrangements the Government has reached with the US Administration about the holding of detainees on Diego Garcia.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Products: Clones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's position is in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations on meat and dairy...

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's position is in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations on any weakening of farm...

      Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her most recent estimate is of the UK population of each species of bumble bee; and what steps she is taking to increase...

      Birds: Trapping

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

      Cane Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the European Commission on cane sugar imports.

      EU External Trade: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's position is in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations on future-proofing UK...

      Floods: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 3 March 2014, Official Report, column 624W, on Floods: Business, how many Repair and Renewal...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of dealing with animals involved in fly-tipping.

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of whether measures to achieve regulatory convergence under the Transatlantic Trade and...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the oral answer from the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners to the hon. Member...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 15 July 2014, Official Report, column 611W, on Biofuels, what steps her Department has taken to...

      Food Supply Networks Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many meetings (a) Chris Elliot and (b) members of his team have had with representatives from the meat importation sector...

      Food: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's position is in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations on food procurement...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to promote the forestry industry.

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's position is in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations on labelling of products...

      Horse Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made on the investigation into criminal prosecutions as a result of the adulteration of beef products...

      Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's position is in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations on pork and other meats...

      Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's position is in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations on meat containing...

      Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's position is in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations on meat treated with...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to maintain the natural balance of numbers of birds of prey, foxes, magpies, grey-back crows and badgers.

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she has taken to implement the commitments contained in the white paper, The Natural Choice: securing the value of...

      Peat Bogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to restore upland peat sites.

      Poultry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's position is in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations on poultry treated with...

      Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the restricted grant-in-aid to Royal Gardens Botanical, Kew has been in each financial year since 2007.

      Turtles: Cayman Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the CITES Management Authority has declared that the Cayman Turtle Farm is a humane facility.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2014, Official Report, columns 298-9W, to the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research he has undertaken into the effects of the changes introduced in 2010 to part F of the building regulations. [R]

    • Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the responsibilities of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Coastal Communities will be; and whether Hull will be classed...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate he has made of the annual administrative costs of the firefighters pension scheme 1992 and the new...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent on legal fees in cases relating to the release of information requested under the Freedom of...

      Future High Streets Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on how many occasions the Future High Streets Forum has met this year; and who has attended each such meeting.

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 15 July 2014, Official Report, column 617W, on housing revenue accounts, what criteria are used to...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much and what proportion of his Department's budget was spent on activities which were contracted out in (a) 2009-10, (b)...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department paid to (a) G4S, (b) Serco, (c) Sodexo, (d) GEOAmey, (e) Capita, (f) Atos, (g) Mitie, (h) Working Links,...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Aerials: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make it his policy to consult local residents on decisions on the construction of mobile telephone masts under the mobile...

    • Authority for Television on Demand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many broadcasters in (a) Wales and (b) the UK have been closed as a result of their inability or refusal to pay the Authority for...

      Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the value is of duplicate supplier payments identified by his Department since 2010; and what proportion of such payments have...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to improve the broadband infrastructure for businesses in rural areas.

      Broadcasting: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will discuss with the BBC Trust measures to increase coverage of life, history and culture in Lancashire across the BBC national...

      Cultural Heritage: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) if he will hold discussions with the major auction houses on the sale of stolen antiquities from conflict areas and the links...

      Gun Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the legacy of the 2012 Olympic games for participation in clay pigeon shooting in each region of the UK.

      Local Broadcasting: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he last met BLTV Ltd to discuss its progress on delivering the local television franchise for the Birmingham area.

      Local Broadcasting: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how long a local television franchise is valid for; and whether BLTV will launch in Birmingham within the period of its existing franchise.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many contracts (a) let since 2010 and (b) about to be let by his Department and its agencies are worth (i) between £1 million...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department paid to (a) G4S, (b) Serco, (c) Sodexo, (d) GEOAmey, (e) Capita, (f) Atos, (g) Mitie, (h) Working Links, (i)...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects to respond to the Law Commission recommendations on reform of the Electronic Communications Code.

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to encourage community organisations to take up EU funding offered by the Europe for Citizens...

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to his Department's publication, Abortion Statistics, England and Wales: 2013, published in June 2014, which method of stopping the fetal...

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health With reference to the findings of his Department’s Abortion Statistics 2013, published in June 2014, paragraph 2.4, that 81 per cent of abortions in...

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what reports his Department has received of ground C abortions which were permitted for reasons of fetal gender in the last 10 years; and if he will make...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to encourage parents to prevent the consumption of alcohol by children; and what steps are being taken by schools to assist this...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the process used to appoint Dr Anthony Marsh to the post of Chief Executive for (a) West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have met Dr Anthony Marsh in the last three years; what the purpose was of such...

      Anticoagulants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will estimate the amount that the NHS would have saved if the anti-coagulant drug Heparin were used instead of Bivalirudin during cardiac...

      Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have suffered complications following knee and hip operations related to osteoarthritis in the last five years.

      Association of Ambulance Chief Executives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding and support his Department provides to the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives; and if he will make a statement.

      Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the value is of duplicate supplier payments identified by his Department since 2010; and what proportion of such payments have since been recovered...

      Botulinum Toxin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with medical authorities on the use of botox as a painkiller; and whether it is used as such in the NHS.

      Cerebral Palsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of supporting people with cerebral palsy.

      Cerebral Palsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the average age at which children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what data his Department gathers on the number of patients with diabetes who are admitted to hospital each month as a result of a hypoglycaemic episode;...

      Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to report to hon. Members on the steps he is taking to ensure the continued quality and availability of assistive technology.

      East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library copies of the resignation letters from the former chairs of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (a) Dr...

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the adequacy of training for midwives on foetal alcohol syndrome.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many GP surgeries (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have visited in an official capacity in the last 12 months.

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer on 21 November 2013, what estimate he has made of the number of local authorities currently employing acting or interim...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how NHS England evaluates service specific A3 change proposals for its five-year strategy development for specialised services; when authors of...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce inequalities covering his public health functions for the whole population.

      Health: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which organisations have withdrawn from the Responsibility Deal; and for what reason they so withdrew.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the cessation of manufacturing of the MSD Oestradiol implant in August 2011, what discussions his Department has had with the National...

      Hospitals: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how long the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust's submission on a new hospital at Wynyard has been considered by his Department; (2)...

      Hysterectomy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women in each age group had hysterectomies in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Liver Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2014, Official Report, column 516W, on liver diseases, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in...

      London Underground

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will discuss with Transport for London the installation of hand sanitisers on London Underground trains and platforms.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason the Chief Executive of NHS England has not replied to the letter of 30 May 2014 from the right hon. Member for Chelmsford on behalf of his...

      Monitor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health to what extent NHS England is obliged to follow guidance issued by Monitor.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of the NHS budget allocated to (a) diabetes, (b) cancer, (c) dementia and (d) cardiovascular disease.

      Patients' Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent Supreme Court ruling concerning which individuals in care homes and hospitals should be subject to...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason none of the £42 million his Department has made available for increasing the use of radiotherapy is to be spent on treating cancer...

      Respiratory System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps (a) his Department and (b) NHS England plan to take to reduce premature mortality from respiratory disease.

      Royal Sussex County Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will take steps to ensure that (a) estates maintenance for the Royal Sussex County Hospital remains in-house following the 3Ts redevelopment...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of moving the immunisation co-ordinator role from primary care trust into commissioning positions on the...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the direct financial benefit of the abolition of air passenger duty bands C and D to airports in Northern Ireland.

    • Air Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what occasions each Minister within his Department has taken domestic flights on official business since May 2010.

      Business: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many unresolved tax enquiries there were in the Large Business Service (LBS) in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15 to date; and how many unresolved tax...

      Business: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were employed by HM Revenue and Customs in the Large Business Service (LBS) in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15 to date; and how many companies...

      Consumers: Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether consumer credit firms and peer-to-peer platforms located outside the UK but within the European Economic Area will (a) need to be authorised or...

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that pay day loan companies are restricted from deliberately intimidating their customers.

      First Time Buyers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the success of steps taken to encourage and facilitate first time buyers and young people to get onto the property ladder.

      Local Government: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made in applying aspects of the City Deal in Wales, in accordance with the undertaking given in paragraph 1.236 of the autumn...

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to reduce the bureaucracy required to apply for a new mortgage.

      Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much and what proportion of his Department’s budget was spent on activities which were contracted out in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12,...

      Public Expenditure: North West

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the amount of money from the public purse invested in public projects in (a) Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency, (b) South Lakeland,...

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many adults claim child tax credit for children not residing in the UK; and for how many children such UK child benefit is claimed.

      Taxation: Rebates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many taxpayers qualified for a refund on their 2013-14 tax payments; how many of them received the refund; and what the average value is of these...

      Tobacco: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will lower tax duty on cigarettes.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward legislative proposals to reduce VAT on flood defence works carried out by individual householders to help protect their own homes...

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals to ban the testing of household products on animals.

    • Asylum: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women were detained whilst seeking asylum for (a) less than three days, (b) between four and seven days, (c) between eight and 14...

      Asylum: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of women who have been detained pending their asylum claims were subsequently granted asylum in each of the last three years...

      Asylum: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women who have sought asylum in the UK in each year since 2010 have (a) been granted asylum, (b) been detained pending application...

      Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason fire sprinklers were not installed at Campsfield house, Oxfordshire prior to the fire in those premises in October 2013.

      Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who met the costs of damaged caused by the fire in October 2013 at Campsfield House, Oxfordshire.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse was of external consultants employed by her Department in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e)...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has any plans to increase the number of replies within her Department's working day standard; and if she will make a statement.

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government is taking to tackle gender-based violence in gangs (a) generally and (b) in respect of sexual violence against...

      Detention Centres: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which websites detainees in each immigration detention centre are blocked from accessing.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time taken was for a spouse visa appeal to be heard from the time of being refused to a decision by the tribunal in each of...

      HM Passport Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passport examining officers were employed by HM Passport Office in each year since 2010.

      HM Passport Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what performance indicators for the renewal of existing passports have been met by each passport office administrative centre in (a)...

      HM Passport Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the change was in number of (a) part-time and (b) full-time staff in passport offices between 1 May 2014 and 1 July 2014.

      HM Passport Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what performance indicators for the renewal of existing passports were met by each passport office administrative centre in (a) Scotland, (b)...

      HM Passport Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the total cost to the public purse was of overtime worked in HM Passport Office in June 2014; (2) what the total cost to the...

      HM Passport Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much HM Passport Office has spent on couriers to deliver passports in each month since January 2013.

      HM Passport Office: Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passports were processed by the Belfast Passport Office in each of the last five years; and what proportion of those passports were...

      HM Passport Office: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were employed in the Glasgow passport office in each of the last four years.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the nationality and gender of each suspected victim of trafficking to the Trafficking Victim Support Scheme operated by the Salvation...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will hold an inquiry into trends in the number of deaths of individuals detained in immigration detention.

      Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much land her Department has released for the purpose of building new homes since May 2010.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 4 June 2014 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr M Ilyas.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to the Foreign Secretary dated 2 June 2014 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 2 June 2014 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Miss...

      Offences Against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the people identified to date by the National Crime Agency investigation into online child abuse had previously worked in...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many overseas resident passport applications by UK citizens have been dealt with by HM Passport Office in each year since 2010.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of passport applications made in the last 12 months have been processed within (a) five, (b) 10 and (c) 15 working days.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions her Department has had with representatives of the travel insurance industry regarding cancellations of holidays or business...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of people who have applied for passports using the (a) fast track and (b) premium service in the...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passports were delivered to the wrong person or address by HM Passport Office in each year since 2011.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of passports issued for residents of (a) Airdrie and Shotts constituency, (b) Lanarkshire, (c)...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passport renewals for residents in (a) Airdrie and Shotts constituency, (b) Lanarkshire, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK have been...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applicants for a UK passport have paid an upgrade fee to fast-track their application after having submitted that application at a...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the number of people in (a) Kilmarnock and Loudoun, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK who have used the premium one...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on compensating people who have suffered financial loss as a result of delays by HM Passport Office; and how much...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria her Department will apply to compensating individuals who have experienced financial loss following recent delays by HM...

      Passports: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many passport applicants resident in (a) Preston constituency and (b) Lancashire have been compensated by HM Passport Service in...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much and what proportion of her Department’s budget was spent on activities which were contracted out in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11,...

      Remand in Custody: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance her Department gives to police on ensuring that children whose parents have been arrested and detained are taken care of in the...

      Sexual Offences: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people on the Sex Offenders Register failed to complete their annual notification in each of the last five years.

      Sexual Offences: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which the highest number of previous convictions for failing to comply with the notification requirements of the Sex Offenders Register for...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what funds have been made available to the NSPCC for the establishment and running costs of the modern slavery helpline; (2) who the...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many awaydays her Department has held for officials in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date; and what the cost was of each such event.

      UK Visas and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time taken for the Director General, UK Visas and Immigration to reply to hon. Members in (a) all and (b) urgent visit visa...

  • Transport

    • A303

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to ensure that the A303 is dualled from Honiton to Amesbury within the next 10 years.

    • Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the value is of duplicate supplier payments identified by his Department since 2010; and what proportion of such payments have since been...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate the annual cost to his Department of (a) stationery and (b) postage incurred when sending a ministerial reply to hon. Members; and...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has any plans to increase the number of replies within his Department's working day standard; and if he will make a statement.

      First Transpennine Express

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to replace the Class 170 units transferred to Chiltern Railways from the Transpennine Manchester to Cleethorpes service.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department paid to (a) G4S, (b) Serco, (c) Sodexo, (d) GEOAmey, (e) Capita, (f) Atos, (g) Mitie, (h) Working Links, (i) A4E, (j) MTC Amey,...

      Rail North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport to whom and by what mechanism is Rail North accountable.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the journey time from Cleethorpes to Manchester Airport on the service proposed in his Department's consultation document...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the potential financial savings that would be incurred in his consultation document on TransPennine and Northern Rail...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which councillors represented on Rail North agreed to the consultation paper issued by his Department on the Transpennine and Northern Rail franchises;...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what modifications Rail North made to the proposals recently put to his Department for the Transpennine and Northern Rail franchises.

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential effect on rail journeys in (a) Wales and (b) the North West of the upgrade of the Halton Curve.

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what works will be undertaken as part of the upgrade of the Halton Curve.

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what timescale the upgrade of the Halton Curve will follow.

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Welsh Government and (b) Secretary of State for Wales on improving rail connectivity with north Wales...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he last discussed Network Rail's punctuality performance in Control Period 4 2009-14 with (a) Network Rail, (b) the Association of Train Operating...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with the Office of Rail Regulation about the level of fine imposed on...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what criteria are used to establish whether delays over five minutes to a timetabled long distance train service are caused by (a) Network Rail,...

      South West Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the punctuality of South West Trains' passenger rail services in each month since that company formally entered into a...

  • Scotland

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will estimate the annual cost to his Department of (a) stationery and (b) postage incurred when sending a ministerial reply to hon. Members; and...

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has any plans to increase the number of replies within his Department's working day standard; and if he will make a statement.

      Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what (a) external organisations and (b) officials in the Office of the Advocate-General for Scotland he has engaged with as part of the Scotland...

      Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many officials of the Office of the Advocate-General for Scotland have been allocated to work on the Scotland Analysis programme; and if he will...

      Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what meetings (a) he and (b) officials of the Office of the Advocate-General for Scotland have had with the right hon. Member for Edinburgh South West...

      Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what work the Office of the Advocate-General for Scotland has commissioned by external consultants in relation to work on the Scotland Analysis...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Affordable Warmth Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has made compensation payments to householders whose homes have suffered damage from work under the Affordable...

    • Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the value is of duplicate supplier payments identified by his Department since 2010; and what proportion of such payments have...

      Biofuels: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to publish his final Biomass Emissions and Counterfactual calculator.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the annual cost to his Department of (a) stationery and (b) postage incurred when sending a ministerial reply to...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has any plans to increase the number of replies within his Department's working day standard; and if he will make a statement.

      Economic Benefits of Offshore Oil and Gas Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will ensure that trade unions representing workers in the offshore oil and gas sector are included in official discussions about...

      Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what conversations he has held with (a) energy companies, (b) cavity wall insulation companies and (c) local authorities on the effect...

      Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will hold discussions with cavity wall insulation companies on potential job losses arising from changes in the Energy Company...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many agencies will have access to data collected by smart meters.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on the compulsory installation of smart meters by homeowners.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many installed smart meters do not meet the SMETS 2 standard and will need to be replaced by the 2020 rollout deadline.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the average cost of installing (a) an electricity smart meter, (b) a gas smart meter, (c) an electricity...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which companies that make smart meters are approved to fit them under the Government's rollout scheme.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of properties in which the costs of installing a smart meter will outweigh the benefits.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the progress made by suppliers and installer of smart meters on finding a solution for hard to install...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what contingency plans his Department has in place if the deadline for SMETS 2 is not met.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) new, (b) pending and (c) live non-domestic green deal plans there are.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many green deal assessments there have been in the non-domestic sector.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many non-domestic customers have taken out a Green Deal loan.

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many mobile telephones, BlackBerrys and laptops were lost by his Department in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the effects of the changes made by the Valuation Office Agency to rates for gas storage...

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with the Valuation Office Agency about changes to the rates for gas storage facilities.

      Offshore Industry: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what assessment he has made of the potential effect of implementing the Government's strategy for maximising economic recovery...

      Offshore Industry: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish an impact assessment of the principles of the Government's strategy for maximising economic recovery from the UK...

      Private Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2014, Official Report, column 738W, on private rented housing: energy, what system his Department has...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much and what proportion of his Department's budget was spent on activities which were contracted out in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11,...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies (i) have let and (ii) plan to let that...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department paid to (a) G4S, (b) Serco, (c) Sodexo, (d) GEOAmey, (e) Capita, (f) Atos, (g) Mitie, (h) Working Links, (i)...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will discuss with the devolved administrations measures to ensure that the proportion of renewable energy produced in each...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the cost of claims pursuant to his Department's Feed-in Tariffs consultation launched in October 2011; and...

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the total amount of Levy Control Framework budget spent on the Renewables Obligation in 2013-14; and what...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the total amount of large-scale solar PV to be deployed in 2015-16.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the evidential basis is for the statement in his Department’s Consultation on changes to financial support for solar PV that...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to deliver the Government's aim of 20 GWp of solar PV by 2020.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations he has received from Ofgem and other regulatory bodies on the decision to consult on a large-scale solar PV...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been spent on what (a) media training and (b) social media training for (i) him and (ii) Ministers in his Department since...

  • Education

    • Adoption and Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent steps she has taken to improve the support provided to adopters and foster parents; and if she will make a statement.

    • Carers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will take steps to improve the support available to young carers; and what discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on...

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps she is taking to provide more effective support to children with disabilities in their formative years.

      Citizenship: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps she is taking to ensure that schools promote British values.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether she has any plans to increase the number of replies within her Department's working day standard; and if she will make a statement.

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on the basis of what research findings the Government developed its proposals to decrease the role of coursework in GCSE and A-level curriculums.

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps she is taking to encourage the uptake of Ebacc subjects for GCSE; and if she will make a statement.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent steps her Department has taken to tackle female genital mutilation; and if she will make a statement.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance her Department has issued to ensure staff at free schools receive appropriate levels of background check.

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether the Government's proposed reforms to A-levels will entail that students will have to decide which subjects they wish to continue to A-levels at...

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the Government's proposed reforms to A-levels, if she will bring forward safeguards to prevent students making uninformed decisions...

      Haberdashers' Aske's Federation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) whether funding allocated by her Department to the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation Trust is top-sliced by the trust prior to its...

      Languages: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will estimate the number of children who are studying a foreign language in the Brighton, Kemptown constituency; and if she will make a statement.

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps she is taking to encourage the study of foreign languages in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools; and if she will make a statement.

      Mathematics: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps she is taking to encourage the uptake of mathematics in post-16 education; and if she will make a statement.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which music education hubs in England have placed the majority of their music teachers on notice of redundancy since they were first established in...

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what role her Department sees for music education hubs in music curriculum teaching in schools; and how she expects those hubs to effectively fulfil...

      Parliament: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether her Department is working with the History of Parliament Trust and the publishers St James's House on a publication to be published in 2015 to...

      Public Libraries: Electronic Publishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps her Department is taking to make e-books available from public libraries.

      Schools: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many Ofsted inspections were carried out in the local education authority of Birmingham in (a) primary, (b) secondary, (c) straight-through, (d)...

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps she is taking to ensure that parents of disruptive children are made fully aware of their child’s bad behaviour.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what sanctions there are for schools which fail to spend the school sport premium appropriately.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps she has taken to help schools which are not spending the school sport premium appropriately.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress she has made on improving PE and sports provision in primary schools; and if she will make a statement.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent discussions Ministers in her Department have had with local authorities on special educational needs provision in their areas; and if she...

      Swimming: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will request Ofsted to record how many children leave primary school able to swim.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment she has made of the efficacy of incentives designed to keep experienced teachers in the classroom.

      Teachers: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 9 June 2014, Official Report, column 63W, on teachers: offences against children, how many teachers have lost their job as a...

      Young Enterprise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the Gateway to Growth: CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey 2014, what steps she is taking to ensure teachers are supported to...

      Young People: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of the core target group of 16 to 19-year-olds have (a) applied for and (b) been accepted onto a traineeship to date.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many new apprenticeship starts there were in each year since 2010, in the age groups (a) 25 to 34, (b) 35 to 44, (c) 45 to 59...

    • Arms Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the value of Northern Ireland's defence and security exports was in 2013.

      Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the value is of duplicate supplier payments identified by his Department since 2010; and what proportion of such payments...

      Glass: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assessment he has made of the effect on the competitiveness of the British glass, manufacturing, ceramics and mineral...

      Healthcare UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what services Healthcare UK offers to organisations based in the devolved regions.

      Higher Education: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of those who accepted a university place to study (a) engineering, (b) technology, (c) mathematics and computer...

      Post Boxes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what estimate he has made of the number of post boxes that have been decommissioned since the privatisation of Royal Mail;...

      Property Searches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with representatives of small and medium-sized enterprises and micro-businesses currently...

      Research: Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assistance the UK has given to the developments of the SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to his letter of 2 May 2014 which was placed in the Library, on what date agreement was reached with each of the...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 9 April 2014, Official Report, column 292W, on Royal Mail, from which directorate each member of staff...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer of 9 April 2014, Official Report, column 292W, on Royal Mail, by what date he expects to make a...

      Science: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what work the Life Science Investment Organisation is doing to promote the life sciences sector in Northern Ireland.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer of 5 June 2013, Official Report, column 1152W, on buildings, how many members of staff are employed...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on privatising part or all of the Student Loan book before May 2015.

      Sunday Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff (a) in his Department and (b) its executive agencies are currently working wholly or in part on the issue of...

      Sunday Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what studies, statistics or other briefings have been commissioned or purchased by his Department on the issue of Sunday trading...

      Sunday Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the most recent impact assessment his Department has carried out on the issue of Sunday trading.

      Takeovers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions and meetings (a) officials and (b) Ministers in his Department have held with the European Commission on...

      Technology Strategy Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the expenditure was of the Technology Strategy Board in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Northern Ireland and (d) Wales in...

  • Justice

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that online theft is punishable in line with traditional theft of items of the same monetary value.

    • Homicide: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 26 June 2014, Official Report, column 305W, on Homicide: victim support schemes, how many victims bereaved by homicide received...

      Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much land his Department has released for the purpose of building new homes since May 2010.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of extending entitlement to (a) legal aid and (b) remission from court costs to all claimants of...

      Legal Systems: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what discussions he has had with the Law Society on its inclusion of Sharia succession rules in its guidance; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Legal Systems: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the Solicitors Regulation Authority is continuing to endorse the Law Society practice note on Sharia succession rules; and whether such an...

      Ministers: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many journeys Ministers of his Department have made using the Government Car Service; and how many such journeys were for the transportation of a red box.

      Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will estimate how much money his Department has spent in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency since May 2010.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department has allocated additional financial resources to the New Offender Management Service to provide safe conditions for offenders...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much the National Offender Management Service has spent on (a) temporary and (b) agency staff in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012, (iv) 2013 and...

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many and what proportion of prisoners who were given a life sentence (a) applied for and (b) were refused category D prison status in each of...

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases remained unprocessed by the Parole Board on 1 (a) January, (b) April, (c) July and (d) October in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012, (iv)...

      Police: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department has taken to tackle trials cracking due to non-attendance of police officers as witnesses.

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the staffing numbers were for each prison in England and Wales for each grade of staff on the latest date for which figures are available; and what...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the total (a) population and (b) usable operational capacity in the adult male secure estate was in each month since August 2013.

      Prisoners: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many female born prisoners have self-declared transgender status since 2011; (2) how many male born prisoners have self-declared transgender...

      Prisons: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many times the National Tactical Response Group (NTRG) was called out in each month in 2014 to date; and to which prison the NTRG was called out in...

      Prisons: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on independent adjudicators in each public and private prisons and young offender institution in each month since...

      Prisons: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many (a) key lock incidents and (b) incidents of gates or doors being left unlocked there have been in the Prison Estate in each month since...

      Probation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to paragraphs 68 and 69 of the National Framework on Staff Transfer and Protections - Staff Assignment Process - Guidance on the...

      Religiously Aggravated Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of (a) offenders and (b) victims of religiously aggravated offences in each of the last five years were of each religious belief.

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many senior civil servants appointed to positions in his Department since 2010 were previously (a) political appointees within that Department and...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young offenders have been tried before (a) adult magistrates' courts and (b) Crown courts in England and Wales in each year since 2010. [R]

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2014, Official Report, column 326W, on young offenders, (1) on what date each adult male establishment was first...

  • International Development

    • Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the value is of duplicate supplier payments identified by her Department since 2010; and what proportion of such payments have...

    • Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Southend West of 31 March 2014, Official Report, column 459W, on Developing...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she is taking to ensure that UK aid spending is used in the manner intended.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much her Department paid to (a) G4S, (b) Serco, (c) Sodexo, (d) GEOAmey, (e) Capita, (f) Atos, (g) Mitie, (h) Working Links, (i)...

      Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many Twitter accounts are run by her Department; how much her Department spends annually on (a) Twitter accounts and (b) all social...

      St Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many biosecurity breaches have been reported in (a) Rupert's Valley and (b) Prosperous Bay Plain in each year since the start of...

      St Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether there are any plans for beacons associated with airport construction on St Helena to be located within national conservation...

      St Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of the known habitat of the mole spider is estimated to have been destroyed during the construction of the airport on...

      St Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the current cost is of transporting a container of goods to St Helena; and what estimate her Department has made of such a cost...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much her Department has spent on the VSO ICS programme in each year since 2010.

  • House of Lords

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take action to improve accident and emergency unit waiting times, in the light of reported missed targets over the last year.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether representations have been made to the government of Afghanistan on the inclusion of women in the official Afghan delegation to the Afghanistan...

      Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom Embassy in Kabul will facilitate the issue of visas to Afghan women to travel to the United Kingdom to take part in the...

      Aspartame

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many kilograms of aspartame were imported into the United Kingdom in each year from 2000 to 2013 inclusive.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to promote effective security on flights to and from the United Kingdom.

      Brunei

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Sultan of Brunei concerning the proposed introduction of a Sharia penal code in that country.

      Brunei

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations concerning the proposed Sharia penal code in Brunei.

      Bus Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to and received from (1) bus and coach companies, and (2) local authorities on behalf of bus and coach companies,...

      Charities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 23 June (WA 113), what guidance they issue to local government and non-governmental...

      Children: Bereavement Counselling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of family bereavement on the mental health and well-being of children and young people.

      Coroners and Justice Act 2009

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Tankerness on 7 July (WA 5), how many of the 53 offences charged under section 71 of the Coroners and...

      Cycling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of observance of the traffic laws by cyclists.

      Diego Garcia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether prisoners have been held on Diego Garcia other than by United Kingdom authorities since 2000.

      EU Enlargement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the amount of Russian investment in the countries of the Western Balkans which are candidates, or potential candidates, for...

      EU Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 9 July (WA 46) concerning the European Union Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, whether...

      Former Prime Ministers: Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 3 July (WA 280) concerning the reimbursement of expenses to former Prime Ministers, whether they...

      Government Departments: Meetings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy to refuse to meet or to veto certain individuals when agreeing to meetings with Members of either House or law-abiding members of...

      Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to respond to the Independent Monitoring Board's Annual Report 2013 on Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre and in particular its...

      Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the ranking of the United Kingdom in the Health at a glance 2013: OECD indicators report for (1) infant mortality, (2) numbers of MRI and CT...

      Hearing Aids

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for providing hearing aids free at the point of delivery to people with mild to moderate hearing loss.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Tankerness on 7 July (WA 10), how many of the 59 defendants flagged for both human trafficking and child...

      Independent Schools Inspectorate

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that schools in membership of member associations of the Independent Schools Council have confidence in changes to the...

      Internet: Privacy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in light of the recent ruling of the European Court of Justice, they plan to introduce legislation to clarify the law on the right to be forgotten.

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what daily fees are paid to the chairman and each member of the Chilcot inquiry; for how many days they have been paid; and what has been the total...

      King’s College London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of proposals by King's College London to reduce scientific staff posts in the South London and Maudsley...

      Landslips

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and country parks will receive any support specifically to repair storm damage, landslips and coastal erosion.

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the period from 1 May 2012 to the end of December 2013, what proportion of the self-certified data submitted to Risk Solutions by operators using one...

      Loans: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much they are owed by the government of the Republic of Ireland as a result of loans following the recent financial crisis; how much has been paid off;...

      Macedonia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to bring about a resolution of the dispute between the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece to allow the candidature...

      Maternity Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the rate of maternity unit closures; and what steps they intend to take in respect of such closures.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the targeting of its air strikes on Gaza.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the safety of civilians in Gaza, in the light of the possibility of ground troops being deployed there.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the reported shooting of Adam Eriqat with a rubber bullet in Abu Dis, and the...

      Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will update the list of Special Advisers in post, in respect of the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister, published by the Cabinet...

      Ministers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Ministers, in either the House of Lords or the House of Commons, are not in receipt of a Ministerial salary.

      Motorcycles: Noise

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to reduce the noise of motorcycles on public roads.

      Neurofibromatosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to encourage early diagnosis of neurofibromatosis Type 1. To ask Her Majesty’s Government which National Clinical Director...

      NHS

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many legal entities exist within the National Health Service which do not directly deal with patients.

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what national security considerations they take into account when awarding contracts for the provision of nuclear-generated electricity in the United Kingdom.

      Obesity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many obese (1) men, and (2) women, between the ages of (a) 30–35, (b) 35–40, and (c) 40–45, have required knee replacement surgery in...

      Parades Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have consulted the government of the Republic of Ireland at any stage about the recent appointment of a chairman and members of the Northern...

      Parades Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will instruct the Northern Ireland Parades Commission to provide copies on request of representations made to it, and the minutes of its...

      Peers: Attendance

      To ask the Chairman of Committees how many, and which, Members of the House of Lords have not attended a sitting of the House since the last General Election.

      Plastic Bags

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the likely impact of the forthcoming charge for plastic bags on usage; and what are their long-term waste reduction targets.

      Prescriptions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of physiotherapists and podiatrists being trained as independent prescribers, what progress is being made to extend prescribing to include...

      Prisoners: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children are currently affected by parental imprisonment in England and Wales. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children in the care...

      Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to ensure that there are sufficient prison places to accommodate people who receive custodial sentences.

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in encouraging public sector pension funds in the United Kingdom to amalgamate to achieve greater purchasing power.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have, or have been presented with, concerning the electrification of Welsh railway lines; and whether they intend to meet Ministers of the...

      Satellites

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential value to knowledge of climate change and its impacts, of more accurate measurements of the Earth that could...

      School Milk

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their decision to re-introduce school milk resulted from a European Union Directive, regulation or proposal.

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking in schools to improve the mental health of children up to age 16.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of introducing data on post-school destinations in addition to academic achievements as an indicator of school performance.

      Secure Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the funding for secure children's homes will be ring-fenced to maintain places.

      Sports: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage young people to engage in sport.

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of President Assad’s re-election by the Syrian people, whether they intend to amend their stance on the Presidency of Syria as described...

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Randerson on 14 July (WA 108), why it took four years for Northern Ireland officials to decide to consolidate the...

      Travel: Concessions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what (1) concessionary fares, and (2) free travel arrangements, for bus and travel services exist in each region of the United Kingdom; and whether they have...

      Wind Power

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are currently in place, and what steps they intend to take, to address health and safety issues associated with the use of wind turbines.

      Wind Power

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current success rate of planning applications for wind turbines and wind farms; and what were the comparable figures in each of the last five...

      Zoos

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implementation of the European Union's Zoos Directive 1999 in the United Kingdom through the zoo inspection system.

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