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  • Afghanistan and Iraq: Friendly Fire

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what lessons have been learnt from casualties caused by "friendly fire" in (a) Afghanistan, and (b) Iraq, in order to reduce such instances in the future. To ask...

  • Alcohol

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact the introduction of a policy of minimum pricing for alcoholic drinks would have on revenues to HM Treasury. To ask Her Majesty's Government what amount...

  • Armed Forces: A400M

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how much would be due from Airbus to the Government or vice versa, under the contractual conditions applying on 31 December 2009, should they cancel their order...

  • Armed Forces: A400M

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how many skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers would find further employment within three months if their order for the...

  • Armed Forces: A400M

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have discussed with Boeing or Lockheed the availability of C17s or C130s should they decide to cancel their order for the A400M aircraft.

  • Armed Forces: A400M

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have discussed with the Government of the United States how Her Majesty's Government could satisfy their airlift requirements, should they cancel...

  • Armed Forces: A400M

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what type of mission or capability the A400M aircraft will be used for that cannot be satisfied by a combination of C130s and C17s.

  • Armed Forces: A400M

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have asked the United States Air Force how it performs the roles that Her Majesty's Government envisages being performed by the A400M aircraft.

  • Armed Forces: A400M

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their defence procurement policy takes account of the production lines of both the C130 and the C17 still being open.

  • Armed Forces: A400M

    To ask Her Majesty's Government when is the next occasion for a decision by the consortium of participating countries to cancel the A400M aircraft.

  • Armed Forces: A400M

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish any representations they have received from other members of the consortium on the possible cancellation of the A400M aircraft.

  • Armed Forces: A400M

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had any enquiries from any other members of NATO as to the possibility of buying the A400M aircraft. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they...

  • Armed Forces: A400M

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the order for the A400M aircraft had been cancelled as of 31 December 2009.

  • Armed Forces: A400M

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many orders they expect to be placed for the A400M aircraft in 2010 from countries who are not part of the manufacturing consortium.

  • Armed Forces: A400M

    To ask Her Majesty's Government for how many months they forecast the Royal Air Force will run a three aircraft fixed wing transport fleet, should the order for the A400M aircraft continue.

  • Armed Forces: A400M

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how much degradation to the original specifications of the A400M aircraft would cause them to reduce their financial contribution to the programme.

  • Armed Forces: Costs

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the gross cost to the United Kingdom taxpayer of the British military presence in (a) Afghanistan, (b) Iraq, (c) Falkland Islands, (d) Northern Ireland...

  • Armed Forces: Helicopters

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan for new Chinook helicopters to be given clearances with limited evidence, allowing them to be in service quickly.

  • Banks: Lending

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of lending by the United Kingdom retail banking sector to small and medium-sized enterprises; and what steps they will...

  • Bonuses

    To ask Her Majesty's Government when the practice of paying bonuses to civil servants began; and what was the total paid in each year since 1997.

  • Chief of the General Staff

    To ask Her Majesty's Government to what public posts Sir Richard Dannatt has been appointed since his retirement as Chief of the General Staff.

  • Child Tax Credit

    To ask Her Majesty's Government why the take-up of child tax credits for nursery provision is at its current level.

  • Children: Childcare Places

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how 600,000 childcare places for two year-olds will be funded.

  • Credit Cards

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that when a customer makes a payment against their credit card debt it is allocated to the debt attracting the highest rate...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Legislation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what Bills were introduced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and its predecessors in each session since 2005.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Legislation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what criminal offences have been created by Acts of Parliament promoted by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and its predecessors since 2005.

  • Energy: Carbon Emissions

    To ask the Chairman of Committees further to his Written Answer on 23 October 2009 (WA 100) on carbon emissions, whether he will write the letter referred to in the Answer.

  • EU: Economy

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to promote competitiveness and economic growth in the European Union over the next 10 years.

  • EU: Economy

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what conclusions they have drawn from the European Union Lisbon Strategy for economic growth regarding better economic co-operation in future European Union growth...

  • EU: Economy

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what targets they have proposed to European Union states for economic growth in the European Union in the next ten years.

  • EU: Taxation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are proposals by the European Commission to introduce a common tax base for business; and, if so, whether they support such a measure.

  • EU: Taxation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether proposals to introduce a common tax base for business would require a unanimous vote of the Council of the European Union.

  • Finance: Bonds

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the level of participation in the latest auction for long-term Government bond purchases.

  • Finance: Equity Release

    To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 2 April 2009 (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 1173) on equity release, what steps they have taken since then...

  • Government Departments: Electronic Data

    To ask Her Majesty's Government which departments hold personal information in electronic form on archive; and what rules govern extracting such information from an archive or moving it between...

  • Government: Office Equipment

    To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Barbara Follett, on 9 December 2009 (Official...

  • Gross Domestic Product

    To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Crawley on 19 January (WA 236-7), what proportion of United Kingdom gross domestic product was represented by...

  • Human Rights

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment has been made of the impact of the proposed revisions to the Export Credits Guarantee Department's business principles and ancillary policies on...

  • Inquiries Act 2005

    To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 8 December 2009 (WA 112), whether they will publish for consultation a draft protocol on when to hold an inquiry...

  • Licensing: Live Music

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications there have been for live music under the Legislative Reform (Minor Variations to Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates) Order...

  • Ofqual

    To ask Her Majesty's Government when Ofqual will be established; and what was the legal authority for making the Chief Regulator of Qualifications and Examinations Order 2009 (SI 2009/3208).

  • Parking

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they have issued to officials at the Traffic Enforcement Centre at Northampton County Court who make court orders accepting or rejecting out-of-time...

  • Q-Fever

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to prevent the outbreak of Q-Fever amongst goats in the Netherlands from reaching the United Kingdom.

  • Retirement Age

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what response they will send to organisations advocating an end to compulsory retirement ages.

  • Schools: Reading

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how they respond to the comments made by the Communications Champion Jean Gross that many children lack the vocabulary skills to ensure future employment.

  • Schools: Reading

    To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have yet to respond to the recommendation of the Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum by Sir John Rose about introducing synthetic phonics in schools.

  • Taxation: Income Tax

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how much income tax was paid by writers on the sale of their archives in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08, and (c) 2008-09.

  • World Heritage Sites

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what parliamentary committees and authorities were consulted over the 2008 extensions to the Westminster World Heritage Site.