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  • Afghanistan

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what cultural projects they are supporting in Afghanistan.

  • Afghanistan

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what future role the provincial reconstruction teams will have in Afghanistan; and other than security what benefits they will bring to the local population.

  • Airports: Runways

    To ask Her Majesty's Government at which airports in the south-east of England they will increase the number of runways.

  • Aviation: Fuel Prices

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the airline industry about the price of fuel since May 2010.

  • Aviation: Light Aircraft

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received of safety concerns in relation to American registered light aircraft owned in the United Kingdom.

  • Aviation: Light Aircraft

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation they have undertaken with owners of American-registered light aircraft in the United Kingdom; and what steps they are taking to protect the...

  • Aviation: Light Aircraft

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likely impact on United Kingdom-United States trade relations of the proposals by the European Aviation Safety Agency to...

  • Aviation: Light Aircraft

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likely loss of revenue from training for the British Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) rating under proposals by the...

  • Aviation: Regulations

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have conducted or commissioned scientific and medical evaluation of the proposals to amend European flight time limitation regulations. To ask Her...

  • Aviation: Restricted Airspace

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what volume of traffic is expected for the period 13 July to 12 September 2012 within the restricted airspace referred to in the Home Office announcement of 7...

  • Aviation: Safety

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on proposals by the European Aviation Safety Agency to standardise safety requirements across the European Union; and what position...

  • Aviation: United States

    To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date a United Kingdom transport Minister last spoke directly to a United States transport Minister about aviation issues.

  • Banking: Cheques

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in establishing viable alternatives to cheques. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a cost-benefit analysis on the phasing out of...

  • Banking: Cheques

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Payments Council on a target date for closing the central processing system for cheques. To ask Her Majesty's Government...

  • Benefits

    To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) how many, and (b) what percentage of, people who are eligible for the incapacity benefits transition trials in Burnley and Aberdeen have not been contacted to...

  • Benefits

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what conclusions they have drawn from the incapacity benefits transition trials in Burnley and Aberdeen.

  • British-Irish Council

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they spent on the recent British-Irish Council meeting in the Isle of Man.

  • British-Irish Council

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have spent on the British-Irish Council in each of the past five years.

  • British-Irish Council

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce spending on the British-Irish Council.

  • British-Irish Council

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the purpose of the British-Irish Council; and who monitors its performance.

  • British-Irish Council

    To ask Her Majesty's Government who is the accounting officer for the British-Irish Council.

  • Broadcasting: Smoking

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Rawlings on 23 March (WA 173) concerning smoking in television broadcasts, what guidance they have issued to Ofcom on...

  • Business Growth Fund

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there will be a Government representative on the board of the Business Growth Fund; and, if so, whether there have been any discussions with banks about...

  • Businesses: Technology

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve the technical competence and competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises.

  • Carers: Support Breaks

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance has been issued to primary care trusts in England regarding the allocation and distribution of the fund to support breaks for carers.

  • Census

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 23 March (WA 173-4), what are the "sensitivities" in Scotland relating to the wording of the category...

  • Credit Default Swaps

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 22 March (WA 141), what steps they will take to ensure that the European Commission report on sovereign credit...

  • Credit Default Swaps

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they regard trading in credit default swaps to be a banking activity; and whether they propose to require such trading to be cleared through central...

  • Debt

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of changes made and proposed to student finance on the level of government debt (a) this year, and (b) in each of the next...

  • Education: ESOL

    To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the equality impact assessment of their proposed new approach to English for speakers of other languages. To ask Her Majesty's Government...

  • Energy: Biofuels

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Marland on 28 March (WA 211), what assessment they have made of whether the proposed amendment to the renewable transport...

  • Energy: Gas Safety

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what expertise in gas safety is available to the Health and Safety Executive.

  • Energy: Gas Safety

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Health and Safety Executive employs any gas safety experts on its staff.

  • Energy: Nuclear Power

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what lessons they have learned from (a) the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and subsequent measures introduced in the United Kingdom to protect the human population and...

  • EU: Asbestos

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are complying with European Union legislation on asbestos safety, and in particular on (a) the impact of the material itself, and (b) exposure of the...

  • EU: Judiciary

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether European Union funds could be made available for improving the pay and qualifications of judges in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.

  • EU: Membership

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what stage each applicant country has reached in their negotiations for entry to the European Union.

  • Finance: Staff

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the workforce of the Office for Budget Responsibility is based outside London; what are their principal locations; and what are the principal...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Travel Advice

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what travel advice they are currently giving for destinations in Tunisia and Egypt.

  • Government Departments: Official Photography

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what official photographs have been taken of Ministers since 12 May 2010; and where they have been used.

  • Government Departments: Travel Expenses

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 31 March (WA 296), how many civil servants in the Department for Transport are entitled to first-class...

  • Health: GP Commissioning Groups

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what role the National Health Service Commissioning Board will have in holding general practitioner Commissioning Consortia accountable for their commissioning...

  • Health: GP Commissioning Groups

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that general practitioners have no direct financial interest in decisions relating to hospital referrals or contracted health...

  • Health: GP Commissioning Groups

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to measure the amount of time general practitioners spend on administrative tasks under the proposed reforms of the National Health Service;...

  • Health: GP Commissioning Groups

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they plan to issue to general practitioners on how to contract services from the private sector; and what tendering processes they will be required...

  • Health: Infection Control

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans are in place to appoint a new Inspector of Microbiology and Infection Control at the Department of Health.

  • Health: Influenza Vaccination

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the take up of the flu vaccine in 2011-12 amongst those groups most at risk.

  • Health: Organ Donation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the Organ Donation Taskforce Programme Delivery Board.

  • House of Lords: Allowances

    To ask the Chairman of Committees, further to his Written Statement on 1 April (WS 124) on mileage allowances, what is the justification for increasing the allowance for car travel under 10,000...

  • Houses of Parliament: Members

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Ministers are currently unpaid in (a) the House of Lords, and (b) the House of Commons.

  • Human Rights

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what issues regarding human rights in the Republic of Ireland they have raised at the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference since its creation.

  • India: Detention

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have received that individuals are being held in Kashmir by the Indian authorities without charge or trial.

  • Iraq: Camp Ashraf

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 9 March (WA 411), why the United Kingdom is reliant on United States and United Nations support to...

  • Iraq: Camp Ashraf

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 9 March (WA 411), what obstacles there are to United Kingdom parliamentarians wishing to visit Camp...

  • Legal Aid

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on lower-income families of their proposal that legal aid will no longer be available in divorce cases except where...

  • Legal Aid

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact they expect their plans to withdraw legal aid in divorce cases to have on the share of a couple's estate which is recovered by the wife; and whether...

  • Legal Aid

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received on the impact of the proposed legal cuts on access to justice.

  • Libya

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the political beliefs, aims and ambitions for the future of Libya of the rebels to whom they are offering support.

  • Libya

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what budgetary arrangements and resources, both human and materiel, have been allocated for humanitarian and stabilisation activities in Libya.

  • Libya

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide aid and support to Libya in the event that Muammar Gaddafi is removed from power; and whether they have plans regarding what...

  • London Underground: Line Extensions

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 31 March (HL7728), what discussions they have had with the Mayor of London since 12 May on proposals to extend the...

  • Migrant Workers: Employment

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether foreign diplomats living in the United Kingdom are required to ensure that conditions of employment for migrant domestic workers brought into the United...

  • NHS: Competition

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from groups representing medical professionals (a) in support of, and (b) opposed to, their plans to increase competition...

  • NHS: Reform

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Secretary of State for Health will meet the Director of the British Medical Authority Council to discuss the council's concerns about the proposed NHS...

  • NHS: Trade Unions

    To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions since 12 May 2010 they have met representatives of trade unions in the National Health Service, and what matters were discussed.

  • Northern Ireland Office: Taxis

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 21 March (WA 121) concerning the use of taxis by the Northern Ireland Office staff in the week...

  • Opiate Poppy Production

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the coalition's efforts to eradicate the poppy crop in Afghanistan.

  • Pensions

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what the report of the Independent Public Service Pensions Commission recommended on the level of employee contributions in the civil service superannuation...

  • Pensions

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will fix the rate of employer contribution to the civil service superannuation scheme and end the policy of topping up deficits with Accruing...

  • Peru

    To ask Her Majesty's Government which projects run by non-governmental organisations in Peru are supported directly or indirectly by the United Kingdom; and what is the cost of providing that support.

  • Prisons: Privatised Services

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether those responsible for managing and operating privatised services at HM Prison Birmingham will be treated as public authorities for the purposes of the...

  • Railways: Audits

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the additional value of independently auditing train operator systems at the same time as conducting the independent National Passenger Survey; and how...

  • Railways: Compensation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what compensation arrangements are in place regarding the power surge from Western Power Distribution into Cardiff signal box, which resulted in huge delays for...

  • Schools: Building Programme

    To ask Her Majesty's Government when the capital review in respect of school building will be completed.

  • Scotland: Devolution

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many devolution issues in criminal cases in Scotland were intimated to the Advocate General for Scotland in each of the years from 1999 to 2010.

  • Shipping: e-Loran Project

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister for Transport, the right honourable Mrs Villiers, on 28 March (Official Report, Commons, col. 94W), how much has...

  • Shipping: Steel Prices

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the shipping industry about the price of steel since May 2010.

  • Skilled Migration

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to retain skilled workers who are considering migrating to Australia and New Zealand. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their...

  • Smoking

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ban smoking near young children. To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ban smoking in privately owned cars carrying children.

  • Sport: Sports Clubs

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for Culture, Media and Sport will work with the Department for Communities and Local Government to promote the Community Amateur Sports Club...

  • Sport: Sports Clubs

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that sports clubs can more easily secure facility funding.

  • Syria

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received about the case of Mr Mazen Darwish, head of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression; and, if they have received no...

  • Transport: Appraisals

    To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have changed the values for reliability impacts and wider economic benefits in the New Approach to Appraisal for transport; and what consultation took...

  • Transport: Appraisals

    To ask Her Majesty's Government which transport schemes were appraised under the revised net present value estimates which informed spending review 2010; how each scheme's net present value...

  • Transport: Taxis

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow Hackney carriage style taxis to allow more than one fare-paying passenger at one time.

  • Turkey

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to encourage dialogue between the Government of Turkey and Kurdish leaders aimed at resolving the conflict in south-eastern Turkey; and...