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Written answers

Monday, 10 November 2014

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff in each grade employed by (a) HS2 Ltd and (b) his Department are working on High Speed (i) 2 and (ii) 3; and what the average salary of...

    • Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) men and (b) women have been (i) slightly injured, (ii) seriously injured and (iii) killed by cyclists riding on footpaths in each of the...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spent on legal fees over prevention of release of information requested by Freedom of Information requests since 2010.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent on iPhones in each year since 2010.

      Motorcycles: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2014 to Question 211087, if he will bring forward proposals to prevent, by means of (a) a mandatory seal and (b)...

      Transport: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department gave to the local transport authority in Suffolk (a) in total, (b) per mile of road in the local authority area and...

      Channel Tunnel Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to protect High Speed services to Ashford and other intermediate stations after the sale of the Government's shareholding in...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Freedom of Information requests his Department has declined to answer in full since 2010.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many occasions his Department has had requests for appointments by exception to the Senior Civil Service turned down by the Civil Service...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Instant Rewards of what value were given to his Department's officials in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what reasons his Department specified only two of the four available levels of catering provision for the mock-ups of Intercity Express Programme...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that the fleet of trains his Department has procured through the Intercity Express Programme for service on the (a)...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the likely effect on rail (a) guards, (b) maintenance and (c) catering jobs from the introduction of the Intercity...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many rail (a) guards, (b) maintenance and (c) catering jobs will be created on the (i) Great Western and (ii) East Coast Main Lines as a result of...

      Roads: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the budget is for new camera installations on national motorways and trunk roads this year.

      M3: Surrey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the speed limit west on the M3 beyond the M25 junction has been set at 50 mph.

      Motorways: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of national motorway are subject to speed restrictions of under 70 mph.

      M4: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the purpose is of the new cameras being installed on the M4.

      Motorways: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that motorways violating EU noise emissions are resolved within a two-year timescale; and if he will take steps to...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to allow bio-LPG enhanced certificates under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation.

      Parking: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to prevent the misuse of data on vehicle keepers held by private parking companies and local authorities.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the level of street lighting they should have in place.

    • Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department spent on iPhones in each year since 2010.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many Freedom of Information requests his Department has declined to answer in full since 2010.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has spent on legal fees over prevention of release of information requested by Freedom of Information...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on how many occasions his Department has had requests for appointments by exception to the Senior Civil Service turned down by...

      Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of a removal of the borrowing cap on local authorities' housing revenue...

      Council Housing: Fareham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people in the Fareham Borough Council area are currently on a council housing waiting list; and how many such people...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the support available to single homeless people.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to increase local control over planning policy.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities and community groups on tackling rough sleeping.

      Private Rented Housing: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2014, to Question 208968, which tenant groups his Department asked the industry to seek...

      Refuges: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the type of housing tenure held by women after leaving refuge accommodation in England and Wales was in each of the last...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will add a question to the consultation on the local welfare provision in 2015 to 2016 to ask whether local welfare...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department spent on iPhones in each year since 2010.

    • Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions his Department has made appointments by exception since 2010; and who was appointed for each such post.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Freedom of Information requests his Department has declined to answer in full since 2010.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions his Department has had requests for appointments by exception to the Senior Civil Service turned down by...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has spent on legal fees over prevention of release of information requested by Freedom of Information...

      Arctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to prevent the militarisation of the Arctic; and if he will make a statement.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of girls and young women abducted by Islamic extremists in north east Nigeria in the...

      Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with Chinese authorities about the recent unrest in Hong Kong.

      Brazil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil since her re-election.

      Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he is taking steps to promote trade between the UK and other Commonwealth member states; and if he will make a statement.

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the risk of Chikungunya disease being introduced from the Caribbean into Ascension...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has raised the cases of Farshid Fathi and Alireza Seyyedian with his Iranian counterparts.

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish on his Departmental website all correspondence between the governments of the UK and US on the negotiations...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Israeli authorities over the disturbances at the Al Aqsa compound.

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which overseas trips by Scottish Government Ministers have been supported by his Department or British embassies and consulates...

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the military capability of ISIL.

      Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the military capability of Hamas.

      Diego Garcia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government took to strengthen formal oversight of US use of Diego Garcia after the disclosure in 2008 that two...

      Diego Garcia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how the Government exercised its formal oversight of US use of Diego Garcia between 2001 and 2008.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps her Department is taking to tackle the dissident republican threat in Northern Ireland.

    • Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Instant Rewards of what value were given to her Department's officials in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much her Department has spent on legal fees over prevention of release of information requested by Freedom of Information requests since 2010.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on how many occasions her Department has had requests for appointments by exception to the Senior Civil Service turned down by the Civil...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Freedom of Information requests her Department has declined to answer in full since 2010.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on how many occasions her Department has made appointments by exception since 2010; and who was appointed for each such post.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much the Government has spent in grants and support schemes to businesses since 2010.

    • Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what funds distributed by UK Trade and Investment were allocated to the video games sector in each of the last three years; and...

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what arms the UK has sold to the government of Bahrain since 2010; what licence conditions were imposed on exporters; and what...

      Students: Plagiarism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the number of higher education students purchasing assignment writing services.

      Business: Fareham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to support small and medium-sized businesses in Fareham constituency.

      New Businesses: Stafford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many new companies were started in Stafford constituency in each of the last three years.

      Apprentices: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with Ministers in the Northern Ireland Executive on encouraging businesses to offer...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department has spent on legal fees over prevention of release of information requested by Freedom of Information...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, on how many occasions his Department has made appointments by exception since 2010; and who was appointed for each such post.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many Instant Rewards of what value were given to his Department's officials in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, on how many occasions his Department has had requests for appointments by exception to the Senior Civil Service turned down by...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many Freedom of Information requests his Department has declined to answer in full since 2010.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department spent on iPhones in each year since 2010.

      Technology: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate the number of jobs which will be displaced by technological change in the next (a) five and (b) 10 years.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to encourage offers of apprenticeships to adults without GCSEs.

      Manufacturing Industries: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with (a) Rolls Royce and (b) other aerospace and engineering employers in the Bristol region.

  • Department for International Development

    • Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many Instant Rewards of what value were given to her Department's officials in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

    • Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has spent on legal fees over prevention of release of information requested by Freedom of Information requests...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, on how many occasions her Department has had requests for appointments by exception to the Senior Civil Service turned down by the...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many Freedom of Information requests her Department has declined to answer in full since 2010.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, on how many occasions her Department has made appointments by exception since 2010; and who was appointed for each such post.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department spent on iPhones in each year since 2010.

      Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department is providing to rice farmers in Bangladesh to purify irrigation water of organic arsenic contaminants.

      Montserrat

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether (a) an environmental impact assessment and (b) a planning application were prepared prior to the clearing and infilling of the...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many permanent full-time equivalent staff in her Department are working full-time on environmental sustainability matters with the...

      Montserrat

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the annual expenditure of the government of Montserrat is provided by her Department.

  • Department for Education

    • Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much was spent on supply teachers in England and Wales in the academic year 2013-14.

    • Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many places were distributed in the initial allocations for initial teacher training trainees to School Direct and HE providers in (a) 2011-12,...

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many trainee teachers were recruited in the initial allocations to School Direct in each subject to (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Instant Rewards of what value were given to her Department's officials in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on how many occasions her Department has had requests for appointments by exception to the Senior Civil Service turned down by the Civil Service...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent on legal fees over prevention of release of information requested by Freedom of Information requests since 2010.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Freedom of Information requests her Department has declined to answer in full since 2010.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on how many occasions her Department has made appointments by exception since 2010; and who was appointed for each such post.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department spent on iPhones in each year since 2010.

      Pupils: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will review The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 in accordance with the families test as recently...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will make a comparative assessment of the rates of pay of (a) agency supply teachers and (b) teachers employed in schools under the...

      Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will estimate the average (a) daily and (b) weekly cost to a school of employing a supply teacher (i) through a supply teacher...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has any plans to extend participation in the Teachers' Pension Scheme to teachers employed by or through supply teacher agencies.

      Priority School Building Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which schools in each region and constituent part of the UK have had construction work (a) started and (b) completed in the Priority School Building...

      Schools: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to increase the number of school places in Hampshire; and what steps she is taking to allow children in Hampshire to walk to...

      Primary Education: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential costs and benefits of the introduction of universal infant free school meals in the UK.

      Music: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many primary schools have at least one trained music teacher; and if she will make a statement.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria Ofsted uses for inspection of the welfare of children engaging in sporting activities during school hours.

      Cookham Wood Young Offender Institution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the written answer of 3 November 2014, to Question 212297, what the reasons were for the requests by HMYOI Cookham Wood for cancellation...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will consult the Prison Officers' Association on the work-related well-being of prison staff.

    • Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on iPhones in each year since 2010.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions his Department has made appointments by exception since 2010; and who was appointed for each such post.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Freedom of Information requests his Department has declined to answer in full since 2010.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions his Department has had requests for appointments by exception to the Senior Civil Service turned down by the Civil Service...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has spent on legal fees over prevention of release of information requested by Freedom of Information requests since 2010.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Instant Rewards of what value were given to his Department's officials in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

      Road Traffic Offences: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) males and (b) females in each age group have been (i) prosecuted and (ii) convicted for each type of cycling offence in each police force...

      Repossession Orders: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many court orders were issued for the repossession of homes in (a) Bury St Edmunds constituency and (b) Suffolk County Council area in each year...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners in England and Wales have died from drug overdoses in each of the last three years.

      Courts: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2014, to Question 212599, what estimate he has made of the number of court staff who interact with vulnerable and...

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions Capita Group plc has tendered for contracts let by his Department in each year since May 2010; how many such tenders have been...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many external consultants work in his Department.

      Courts: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the collection rate was for fines levied by each local criminal justice board in the last year for which figures are available.

      Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what offences and under what circumstances police officers of Staffordshire Police, West Yorkshire Police and Leicestershire Police will be required...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Combined Cadet Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which (a) private and (b) state schools have a Combined Cadet Force unit.

    • DSG Ashchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Conditioning report commissioned from Babcock International, dated 3 February 2011, on the approximate...

      Armed Forces: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what Veterans UK policy is on prioritising the compensation claims of armed forces veterans with more serious illnesses or injuries.

      Veterans: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel have been placed on his Department's referral scheme co-ordinated by the Joint Service Housing Advice Office in each year since 2010;...

      Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if two non-cooperating aircraft operating in the same Class G airspace at the same time can be regarded as a Risk to Life.

      Defence Cultural Specialist Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces have spent more than six months studying with the Defence Cultural Specialist Unit; and how many are studying now.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any UK personnel deployed on Operation Telic have reported any ill effects due to exposure to legacy chemical weapons and made any claims for...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when Boulogne Barracks, Catterick, was last used as accommodation for single servicemen and women; what the maximum number of personnel who could be...

      Army: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will assess the merits of Army Technical Operations personnel in Northern Ireland being based closer to locations where the majority of explosive...

      War Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much in total is paid to claimants of the War Pensions Scheme in each age group claiming (a) the Allowance for a Lowered Standard of Occupation and...

      Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will review his Department's policy on the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) military personnel and (b) UK personnel there will be in the NATO training, advice and assistance mission in Afghanistan in 2015.

      Wrecks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the extent of damage done to the wrecks of HMS Repulse and HMS Prince of Wales; what steps can be taken better to prevent...

      Armed Forces: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the British Army were dismissed for drug-related offences in the last three years; and how many such dismissals were for possession...

      Armed Forces: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Royal Air Force were dismissed for drug-related offences in the last three years; and how many such dismissals were for...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assets and how many personnel will take part in Operation Resolute Support.

      Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of the UK's contribution to Operation Atalanta in each financial year from 2008-09 to 2013-14.

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what quantity of (a) enriched uranium and (b) tritium has been sent by the US to the UK under the provisions of the 1959 amendment to the 1958 US-UK...

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel from the UK work in the NATO Co-operative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn; and how their work contributes to the...

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force since the NATO summit in September 2014.

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent reports he has received on the extent of the circulation of illegal weapons in Libya.

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to encourage school and college students to become submariners.

      Armed Forces: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on discharging a soldier aged under 18 if parental consent to enlistment is withdrawn; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether all new trainees aged under 18 at all army training establishments are informed on arrival (a) orally and (b) in writing that they have a right...

      Army Foundation College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the policy is of the Army Foundation College, Harrogate on allowing all soldiers to access welfare services on their own initiative at any time...

      Protection of Military Remains Act 1986

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he next plans to propose secondary legislation under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986.

      Army Reserve: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the personnel establishment is of each unit of the Army Reserve in Northern Ireland.

      Navy: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the personnel establishment is of each unit of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Reserve in Northern Ireland.

      Air Force: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the personnel establishment is of each unit of the RAF Reserve in Northern Ireland.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Freedom of Information requests his Department has declined to answer in full since 2010.

    • Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions his Department has made appointments by exception since 2010; and who was appointed for each such post.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions his Department has had requests for appointments by exception to the Senior Civil Service turned down by the Civil...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2014 to Question 211139, if he will place in the Library the administrative data (Single Housing Benefit...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on making receipt of universal credit by claimants in work subject to conditions; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2014, Official Report, column 522, what the evidential basis is for his statement that there has been...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the level of child poverty is in (a) each constituency in London, (b) London, (c) England, (d) Scotland, (e) Wales and (f) Northern Ireland.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2014, Official Report, column 526, whether he has considered making changes to the level of employment...

      Winter Fuel Payments: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received on the future of the winter fuel allowance for UK citizens living in mainland France on a state pension;...

      Jobclubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support his Department provides to volunteer-led job clubs.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people left jobseeker's allowance because they reached the state pension age in each of the last 10 years.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is possible for an unemployed person refused employment and support allowance because a work capability assessment found them fit...

      Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases are still being dealt with by Atos; and what transitional arrangements are in place to deal with cases previously dealt with by...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his contribution of 3 November 2014, Official Report, column 522, on welfare reform (economy), what estimate he has made of the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2014 to Question 212414, by which means universal credit is calculated in cases where a claimant's...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many hon. Members have written to him to express concerns about the future funding of local welfare assistance schemes.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Timber: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the EU Timber Regulation in preventing the import of...

    • Timber: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps she has taken with her EU counterparts to prevent shipments of illegal timber from sawmills in the...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on how many occasions her Department has had requests for appointments by exception to the Senior Civil Service turned down...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on how many occasions her Department has made appointments by exception since 2010; and who was appointed for each such post.

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Environment Agency takes to ensure that landfill sites practices are in line with environmental regulations.

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many enforcement notices have been taken out against landfill operators in the (a) UK and (b) North East of England in...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Repair and Renew grant scheme.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the replacement of the Rural Development Programme for England's Farming and Forestry Improvement Scheme will be...

  • Home Office

    • Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign national prisoners were removed from the UK in each year between 2000 and 2006.

    • Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been identified as part of Operation Notarise; how many IP addresses have been linked to named people during that...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department made of the number of application rejections made by the New Zealand government's digital passport...

      Mediterranean Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with her counterparts in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia on the decision to end funding for search...

      Terrorism: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people (a) suspected of and (b) charged with terrorism-related offences were extradited to the UK from the Republic of Ireland in...

      Frontex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is towards making a contribution to Operation Triton; and if she will make a statement.

      Arrest Warrants: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the last European Arrest Warrant was issued by the UK to the Republic of Ireland in relation to an offence or offences related to terrorism.

      Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what regulatory safeguards are in place to protect agency workers from trafficking; if she will review the effectiveness of those...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training is being offered to local authorities on making referrals to the National Referral Mechanism for victims of human trafficking;...

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the average time in each of the other EU Member States between a decision to try a British national who is...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information is provided to trafficking victims on their rights to compensation; and how many victims of trafficking have had...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many National Referral Mechanism decisions made by (a) the Human Trafficking Centre and (b) UK Visas and Immigration were subject to...

      Schengen Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 September 2014 to Question 207075, on what legal basis Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein have...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many European Arrest Warrant applications have been granted for extradition (a) from the UK and (b) to the UK for each type of offence...

      Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many days have been lost to long-term sick leave (a) in total and (b) for reasons related to mental health in each police force in each...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many British nationals were extradited from the UK under a European Arrest Warrant to each other EU member state in each of the last...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is permissible for the UK under Article 6 of the European Convention on Extradition to refuse to extradite British nationals in...

      Hassan Haydari

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when Hassan Haydari, previously detained at HMP Bullingdon, was deported.

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many British nationals were extradited from the UK to each other state party to the European Convention on Extradition under that...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of extraditions of (a) British nationals and (b) other persons sought from the UK under a European Arrest Warrant were...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) British nationals and (b) other persons were extradited from the UK under a European Arrest Warrant for conduct that took place...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what grounds in EU law the UK may refuse to execute a European Arrest Warrant under the provisions of (a) section 13, (b) section 14 and...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what forecast she has made of the likely proportion of extraditions sought from the UK under a European Arrest Warrant of (a) British...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is permissible for the UK under (a) the European Convention on Extradition and (b) that Convention's additional Protocols that...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of extraditions of (a) British nationals and (b) other persons sought from the UK under the European Convention on...

      Exclusion Orders: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the 18 people affected by the Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she intends to reply to the letter to the Immigration and Security Minister dated 22 September 2014 from the right hon. Member for...

      National Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are employed in the National Crime Agency in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales.

      Cycling: Public Footpaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will place in the Library the guidance her Department issues to police officers about cyclists riding on footpaths; what recent...

      Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to strengthen evidence-based policy-making in her Department; and what recent assessment she has made of the...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many European Arrest Warrant requests levied against British citizens have been refused in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what effect project Disputed has had on the (a) Shylock malware variant and (b) theft of online banking credentials.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, where National Crime Agency international liaison officers have been deployed.

      Business: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government has taken to encourage awareness of cyber-crime in small and medium-sized enterprises.

      Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the need to provide access to her Department's services in Welsh.

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK citizens were subject to a European arrest warrant in 2013-14.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to ban the use of new psychoactive substances; and whether a timetable has been agreed for implemention of that ban.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) arrested, (b) prosecuted and (c) convicted under Paragraph 12 of Schedule 7 the Terrorism Act 2000 in each...

      Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) arrested, (b) prosecuted and (c) convicted under section 35 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 in...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish her recent correspondence with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport of the mobile phone network and the...

      Police: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers in each force, are suspended and unavailable for duty as a result of the 63 active independent investigations...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were extradited to the UK under a European arrest warrant in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13, (e) 2013-14...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) people and (b) UK nationals were extradited from the UK under a European arrest warrant in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii)...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests for the surrender of an individual under a European arrest warrant were received by the Serious Organised Crime Agency...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many European arrest warrants the UK (a) issued and (b) received in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12, (iv) 2012-13, (v) 2013-14...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many European arrest warrants the UK has (a) issued and (b) received in each calendar year (i) between 2004 and 2013 and (ii) in 2014.

      Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fines have been levied for (a) not submitting a general aviation report and (b) departing without clearance in each year since 2010.

  • Wales Office

    • Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, on how many occasions his Department has had requests for appointments by exception to the Senior Civil Service turned down by the Civil Service...

    • Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, on how many occasions his Department has made appointments by exception since 2010; and who was appointed for each such post.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many Freedom of Information requests his Department has declined to answer in full since 2010.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department spent on iPhones in each year since 2010.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department has spent on legal fees over prevention of release of information requested by Freedom of Information requests since 2010.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many Instant Rewards of what value were given to his Department's officials in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

      Public Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what targets have been set for the release of his Department's records to the National Archives; what progress has been made in meeting those targets; and...

  • HM Treasury

    • Working Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many non-UK citizens from (a) other EU countries and (b) the rest of the world are in receipt of working tax credit.

    • National Insurance Contributions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses have (a) claimed and (b) been awarded employment allowance in (i) Wales and (ii) England.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Freedom of Information requests his Department has declined to answer in full since 2010.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has spent on legal fees over prevention of release of information requested by Freedom of Information requests since 2010.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department spent on iPhones in each year since 2010.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases of human trafficking were uncovered by HM Revenue and Customs as part of its minimum wage enforcement activity in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c)...

      Tidal Power

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential contribution of tidal energy to the economy.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the ratio of energy used in extraction, including to energy produced, taking into account transportation...

    • Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he is taking to improve competition in the wholesale energy markets.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much his Department spent on iPhones in each year since 2010.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much his Department has spent on legal fees over prevention of release of information requested by Freedom of Information requests...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, on how many occasions his Department has had requests for appointments by exception to the Senior Civil Service turned down by the...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment his Department’s Nuclear Emergency Planning and Response Programme made of the Ministry of Defence nuclear...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps his Department has taken to respond to concerns raised by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) at the NGO stakeholder...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent representations he has received on the safety concerns relating to fracking; and if he will make a statement.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Mobile Phones

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department spent on iPhones in each year since 2010; and how much was spent on iPhones by 10 Downing Street in each such year.

    • Military Decorations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will establish a Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals to consider representations from those who support the creation of a...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions his Department has made appointments by exception since 2010; and who was appointed for each such post.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions his Department has had requests for appointments by exception to the Senior Civil Service turned down by the Civil Service...

      Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Instant Rewards of what value were given to his Department's officials in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Extracurricular Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to increase participation in out-of-school sports clubs.

    • Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions his Department has had requests for appointments by exception to the Senior Civil Service turned down by the...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has spent on legal fees over prevention of release of information requested by Freedom of Information requests...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many Freedom of Information requests his Department has declined to answer in full since 2010.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions his Department has made appointments by exception since 2010; and who was appointed for each such post.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department spent on iPhones in each year since 2010.

  • Department of Health

    • Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints were made to the NHS about the care of people with dementia in hospitals in 2013-14.

    • Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital staff in each hospital trust have undergone specific dementia awareness training.

      Colorectal Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the results of pilots of flexible sigmoidoscopy screening for bowel cancer; and what plans he has for a nationwide rollout...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce variation in the price of IVF cycles between clinical commissioning groups.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase standards of social care; and if he will make a statement.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library the responses to Public Health England's consultation on drug misuse and dependence.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has put in place to improve the level of English language proficiency required for providers of social care.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will take steps to ensure that (a) care agencies, (b) managers and (c) individuals who have been found to be involved in the provision...

      Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many UK health workers have gone to West Africa to help tackle the Ebola virus.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the NHS budget in England and Wales was spent on management and administration in (a) 1984, (b) 1994, (c) 2004 and (d) 2013.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will publish a central register of complaints about the providers of poor-quality social care.

      NHS: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on interpreters in hospitals in England and Wales in the last five years.

      NHS: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what strategy his Department has to reduce compensation claims within the NHS.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of support services for stroke survivors.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Instant Rewards of what value were given to his Department's officials in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on legal fees over prevention of release of information requested by Freedom of Information requests since 2010.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions his Department has had requests for appointments by exception to the Senior Civil Service turned down by the Civil Service...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many families have received compensation and of what value in cases where a deaf child has received an incorrect diagnosis from NHS audiology...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Freedom of Information requests his Department has declined to answer in full since 2010.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions his Department has made appointments by exception since 2010; and who was appointed for each such post.

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were admitted to hospital following injuries by cyclists riding on footpaths in each of the last two years for which information is...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on iPhones in each year since 2010.

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prisoners in England and Wales have received prescription drugs for psychiatric illness in the last three years.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the quality of care for prostate cancer patients improves across the country.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what were (a) the rates of admission to hospital, (b) the total hospital bed-days per population and (c) the rates of admission to hospital from a...

      General Practitioners: Heywood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time to see a GP is in Heywood and Middleton constituency.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to sections 105 and 120 of NHS England's Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy Services Needs Assessment and Service Review,...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times he has exercised his powers under the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Constitution and Functions) and the Health and...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with (a) charities and (b) clinicians who support the Off-patent Drugs Bill.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to NHS England's agreement to provide £6 million of funding for Cancer Research UK's Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR)...

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women were admitted to mother and baby mental health units in each of the last five years.

      Pregnancy: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women who have been diagnosed with mental health problems have given birth in NHS maternity units in each of the last five years.

      Rickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of rickets have been diagnosed since 2010 in infants and children up to and including five years of age (a) in total and (b) of African,...

      Vitamin D

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the (a) interim and (b) final report from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition Vitamin D Working Group to be published.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 23 October 2014 to Question 211147, what the timeline is for publication of the Liver Disease Framework under development by...

      Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the second interim report on the 2013 data on progress that has been made towards the Public Health Responsibility Deal Alcohol Network...

      Bladder Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to ensure that there are adequate supplies of BCG vaccine available for the treatment of bladder cancer.

  • House of Lords

    • Cash Dispensing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment have they made of the availability in poorer communities of automatic teller machines which do not charge customers for withdrawing money.

    • Church Schools

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact assessment they have made of the risk of Islamic extremism occurring in Christian schools which teach traditional Christian views about marriage.

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 24 October (HL2012), what is their assessment of the conduct over 40 years of the UN-led...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to promote integrated healthcare structures and policy in the United Nations post-2015 development agenda.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to promote innovative medical technologies and product development partnerships as part of the post-2015 development agenda. To ask Her...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with international counterparts on including product development partnerships in the post-2015 development agenda.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the outcomes arising from the Department for International Developments-sponsored product development partnerships.

      Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial commitment they have made in the development aid budget to improving sanitation in the last four years; and what percentage of the development...

      Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve electoral registration rates among those attaining the age of 18.

      EU Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the European Union's annual development aid contribution; and what is the contribution of each member state as a percentage of gross domestic product.

      EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the approval of the House of Commons will be sought before the £1.7 billion additional contributions to the European Union are paid.

      EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what effect they expect the request from the European Union for a further payment of £1.7 billion to the European Union budget will have on the Autumn...

      EU Economic Policy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why paragraphs 7 and 8 of the European Council’s Conclusions of its meeting of 23 and 24 October were excluded from their Statements about that meeting...

      EU Economic Policy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by the Prime Minister in response to Cheryl Gillan MP on 27 October (HC Deb, col 36), when they will inform Parliament of the share...

      EU Economic Policy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether at the European Council meeting on 23 and 24 October the Prime Minister agreed to the European Commission's new €300 billion investment package...

      EU Enlargement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what stance they intend to take on the accession of any new countries to the European Union in respect of such countries' ability to be net contributors to...

      Foreign Policy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 24 October (HL2012), on what moral or humanitarian basis they have developed their policies...

      Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment have they made of the fees and charges levied by the insurance industry.

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what remuneration is currently paid per day to each member of the Chilcot Inquiry.

      Muslim Brotherhood

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the report of the inquiry by Sir John Jenkins into the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United Kingdom.

      Muslim Brotherhood

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to complete their review of the Muslim Brotherhood; and whether they intend to publish the review’s findings in full. To ask Her...

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to provide a live online service by which citizens may obtain a reminder of their National Insurance number.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what safeguards exist to ensure that the pricing of “specials” drugs prescribed within the National Health Service is consistent and...

      Ofsted

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether further consideration is being given to extending Ofsted’s remit to cover all state-funded schools; and if not, why not.

      Orchestras: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to hold discussions with the BBC about the future funding of the Ulster Orchestra.

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with other European governments concerning the apportioning of contracts to rebuild Gazan housing and infrastructure.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risk and impact of people spending their pensions irresponsibly following changes to the system to allow them to...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to assist those who cannot afford non-core costs associated with state education.

      Schools: Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to address the concerns of HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, Sir Michael Wilshaw, that schools...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to withdraw practical courses in agriculture and horticulture from assessment towards school league tables.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about its plans to conduct seismic surveys within the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are monitoring the growth in use of unmanned aerial vehicles ("drones"); and whether they consider the current legal framework is adequate for the...

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