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  • Afghanistan: Education

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the high number of girls dropping out of education in Afghanistan.

  • Afghanistan: Education

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the low numbers of female teachers on the number of girls attending school in Afghanistan.

  • Afghanistan: Explosive Devices

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve the way in which the United Kingdom deals with improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan.

  • Africa: Police

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to police forces in African countries.

  • Agriculture: Cattle Disease

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the prevalence of blood sweating disease in cattle.

  • Agriculture: Brassicas

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the cold weather in the United Kingdom on the production of brassicas.

  • Agriculture: Fruit and Vegetables

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what action plans they have to increase fruit and vegetable production.

  • Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in making contingency plans for the introduction of genetically modified organisms into use in agriculture in the United Kingdom, they intend to provide...

  • Apprenticeships

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many employers in Greater London have offered apprenticeships in each year since 1992 until the last year figures are available.

  • Arctic Council

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the results of the recent Arctic Council ministerial meeting.

  • Armed Forces: Accommodation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the rooms at RAF Buchan are en-suite for (a) officers, (b) warrant officers and sergeants, and (c) other ranks.

  • Armed Forces: Accommodation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the rooms at RAF Barkston Heath are en-suite and how many are not for (a) officers, (b) warrant officers and sergeants, and (c) other ranks. To ask Her...

  • Bahrain

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what communications they have had with the Government of Bahrain since the beginning of public protests there; what communications they intend to have with that...

  • Banking: Gender

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the success of the World Bank's gender mainstreaming policy. To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of...

  • British Tomato Week

    To ask the Chairman of Committees what the House of Lords Catering and Retail Services Department did to support British Tomato Week.

  • Burma

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings they have held with United Nations humanitarian agencies regarding the potential humanitarian crisis in Burma following the breakdown of the...

  • Burma

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with fellow members of the European Union regarding the intensified conflict in Shan State, Burma, and the risk of the conflict...

  • Burma

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received that the Burmese Army is launching military attacks against civilians in Shan State, Burma; and what is their response to the reports.

  • Burma

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken, either on their own or in collaboration with other states and international organisations, to secure the release of 250 Buddhist monks...

  • Buses

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated cost to date of the Competition Commission's Local Bus Services Inquiry; and what is their estimate of the cost to (a) the industry, and (b)...

  • Care Homes

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether vulnerable elderly people occupying their care homes under a licence can be required to leave at four weeks notice; and whether it is permissible for an...

  • China

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the Government of China about the detention of the artist Ai Weiwei.

  • China: Human Rights

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the transparency of the United Kingdom-China human rights dialogue; and what impact they attribute to transparency in...

  • China: Human Rights

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to broaden the United Kingdom-China human rights dialogue to involve expert non-governmental organisations, representatives from civil society...

  • China: Human Rights

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what benchmarks they use to assess progress in the United Kingdom-China human rights dialogue; whether such benchmarks and the details of subjects discussed are...

  • China: Human Rights

    To ask Her Majesty's Government when the next round of United Kingdom-China Human Rights dialogue will take place; and what issues and cases they intend to raise.

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to put in place safeguards to protect people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis who are unable to work from being...

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address the disruption to specialist services for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis patients resulting from changes to the...

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 22 May 2011 (WA 372), how treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis patients will be protected...

  • Civil Partnerships

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have registered a civil partnership in each year in each local authority area up until the last year for which records are available.

  • Cornwall: Stannary Law

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 11 May (WA 213), whether stannary law can still be used in appropriate courts in Cornwall.

  • Crown Prosecution Service

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Verma on 12 May, what parliamentary scrutiny has taken place over the decision to transfer responsibility for charging from the...

  • Democratic Republic of Congo

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the incidence of violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Diplomatic Missions: Unpaid Parking Fines

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how much is owed by each diplomatic delegation in London in unpaid parking fines and congestion charge payments.

  • Disabled People

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure wide consultation with disabled people and their organisations on the report on implementation in the United Kingdom of the...

  • Drugs: Orphan Medicines

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the proposed national strategy for rare diseases will address the need for the research and development of orphan medicines.

  • Education: Careers Advice

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what careers support is provided to young people who are also seeking apprenticeships.

  • Education: Careers Advice

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what careers guidance is given to those seeking employment through Job Centre Plus.

  • Education: Classics

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many teachers qualified with a postgraduate certificate of education in classics in England in each year since 1990.

  • Education: Classics

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of those qualifying with a postgraduate certificate of education in classics in England in each year since 1990 have taken their first post in (a) a state...

  • Education: Classics

    To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) which colleges in England offer a postgraduate certificate of education in classics, (b) how many students each trained in 2009-10, (c) how many they are...

  • Education: Girls

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to work with international partners to increase the political priority given to ensuring that girls across the world are able to complete a basic...

  • Education: Girls

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve the quality of teaching in countries in which they have a bilateral aid programme in order to ensure that more girls stay in school...

  • Education: Girls

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures of education outcomes they plan to use to evaluate the success of United Kingdom efforts to ensure that more girls receive a quality education in the...

  • Education: Girls

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are co-ordinating with the European Union and other donors to ensure that priority is given to girls' education.

  • Egypt

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Egypt regarding violence being perpetrated against the country's Coptic minority.

  • Energy: Gas

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current maximum number of days of reserves of gas stored in the United Kingdom.

  • Energy: Gas

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the quantity of gas stored in reserve in the United Kingdom.

  • Equality Act 2010 (Statutory Duties) Regulations 2011

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 26 April (WA 43), what aspects of the Equality and Human Rights Commission's guidance relating to the...

  • EU: Eggs

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what enforcement measures they intend to put in place to ensure that egg producers in European Union member states who will not be compliant with the 1999 European...

  • EU: Milk

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the European Commission's recommendation for a dairy package which would allow member states to introduce minimum legal standards for milk...

  • EU: Republic of Cyprus (2 annotations)

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 13 May (WA 251), whether they are aware of any threats by the Greek Government in 2004 to veto the...

  • Fluoridation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Warner on 9 October 2006 (WA 38), (a) when and in what form guidance was issued to Strategic Health Authorities about...

  • Fluoridation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Warner on 24 March 2006 (WA 88) and Lord Darzi of Denham on 1 October 2007 (WA 146), (a) what high quality research into...

  • Forced Marriage

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that the Forced Marriage Unit's current review considers measures to extend the statutory guidance to all agencies in all parts of the country.

  • Forced Marriage

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will provide more support to enable and encourage teachers to protect children against the risks of forced marriage; and whether they will ask Ofsted...

  • Foreign Country: Definition

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their definition of a foreign country.

  • Gangmasters

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, in each of the past three years, how many applications for a gangmaster licence have been for businesses with (a) 1-2 employees, (b) 3-5 employees, (c) 6-15...

  • Gangmasters

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will give consideration to exempting rural fencing contractors from the provisions of the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 under Section 3(5) of that act.

  • Government: Ministerial Visits

    To ask Her Majesty's Government when was the last time a Minister visited Tuvalu.

  • Health: Cancer

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the comparative rates for the occurrence of all cancers in airline crews, farmers, and Gulf War Veterans as a percentage of the whole population within...

  • Health: Chiropody

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce legislation governing the provision of chiropody services.

  • Health: Hydrotherapy

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the range and number of NHS hydrotherapy pools available to NHS patients; whether pools are available in all regions in England;...

  • Health: Podiatry

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what regulation there is regarding the use of the term "podiatric surgeon" by non-qualified practitioners to advertise their services.

  • House of Lords: Catering

    To ask the Chairman of Committees what the House of Lords Catering and Retail Services Department are doing to support British farmers and growers.

  • House of Lords: Fair Trade Products

    To ask the Chairman of Committees what action the Catering and Retail Services Department of the House of Lords is taking to make maximum use of fair trade products.

  • House of Lords: Reform

    To ask the Leader of the House whether the forthcoming debate on the Government's proposals for reform of the House of Lords will end in a vote, so that it is possible for the Lords' members of...

  • Houses of Parliament: Legislation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a free vote of Members of either House of Parliament is possible on a Government Bill.

  • Housing

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many claimants in Tower Hamlets are in receipt of the Shared Room Rate of Local Housing Allowance.

  • Housing

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many local housing allowance claimants living in the private rented sector in Tower Hamlets are between 25 and 35 years old.

  • Human Rights

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 13 May (WA 250) concerning criteria for their recognition of states, what are the international human...

  • Human Rights

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what human rights issues have been discussed with the Vatican in the past 12 months.

  • Iraq: Camp Ashraf

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of the United States to honour the guarantees they gave as an occupying power in 2003 to the residents of...

  • Israel and Palestine

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the killing of Palestinian refugees on Nakba Day by Israeli forces; and what discussions they have had with the Government of...

  • Javid Houtan Kian

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have about the wellbeing of the Iranian lawyer, Javid Houtan Kian.

  • Libya

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the value in United States dollars of oil exported by the Government of Libya since the passing of United Nations Security Council...

  • Libya

    To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries have imported oil from Libya since the passing of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.

  • Libya

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the international community's response to the United Nations' Flash Appeal for Libya; and what contributions they will make to...

  • Lindis Percy

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost to public funds of the prosecution brought by the Attorney General against Lindis Percy for alleged trespass, which was dismissed by the District...

  • Lindis Percy

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the case brought by the Attorney General against Lindis Percy for alleged trespass, who paid for the return flight from Nevada of the key US military witness,...

  • Middle East: Ancient Churches

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will discuss with their international partners the status of ancient churches in the Middle East; and whether representations should be made to...

  • Northern Ireland Office: Bonuses

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been paid in bonuses to staff in the Northern Ireland Office in the past year; and how many staff received bonuses.

  • Northern Ireland Office: Staff

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are proposing to reduce the staff salaries and related costs in the Northern Ireland Office.

  • Northern Ireland Office: Taxis

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what taxi journeys paid for by the office were made by staff of the Northern Ireland Office on Friday 13 May; from where to where; at what cost; for what reasons;...

  • Overseas Aid

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by the Secretary of State for International Development, Mr Andrew Mitchell, on 5 April (Official Report, Commons, col. 58WS),...

  • Overseas Aid

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of United Kingdom official development assistance was allocated to OECD DAC codes 15230 (participation in peacekeeping operations) and 15220...

  • Overseas Aid

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of United Kingdom official development assistance is allocated to OECD DAC codes 15230 (participation in peacekeeping operations) and 15220...

  • Passports

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to introducing a requirement that all British passport holders register with the Home Office Identity and Passport Service...

  • People Trafficking

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that United Kingdom experience in the implementation of human trafficking legislation and its enforcement, since the United...

  • People Trafficking

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to increase the conviction rates for human trafficking offences.

  • Philippines

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the progress of the International Contact Group towards resolving the conflict between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the...

  • Plastic Bags

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the possibility raised by Mr Janez Potocnik, European Union Environmental Commissioner, of a European Union-wide ban on plastic carrier...

  • RAF Valley

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 18 May (WA 352), when the scoping review on the future needs of medical facilities at RAF Valley began;...

  • Re-Export Controls Bill

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 26 April (WA 94), on what basis the decision was taken to oppose the Re-Export Controls Bill being referred to...

  • Re-Export Controls Bill

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 26 April (WA 94), what discussions they had with (a) ministerial colleagues in the Department for Business,...

  • Re-Export Controls Bill

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 26 April (WA 94), what was the evidential basis for the reservations expressed by Baroness Wilcox about the...

  • Re-Export Controls Bill

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 26 April (WA 94), whether they will reconsider their decision to oppose a Motion in the House of Commons to...

  • Regional Development Agencies

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assets are owned by the North West Development Agency; what assets have been disposed of since May 2010; and to whom. To ask Her Majesty's Government what...

  • Roads: Litter

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the litter problem caused by wrappings from fast-food outlets, they will consider imposing a tax on such outlets to cover the cost of...

  • Rosemary Nelson Inquiry

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how much, broken down by major cost headings, was spent in the Rosemary Nelson inquiry.

  • RSPB: Grants

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what grants (a) the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (b) the Environment Agency, (c) Natural England, and (d) the Forestry Commission have given...

  • Rugby World Cup 2015

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are on track to ensure that infrastructure is in place around Twickenham for the Rugby World Cup in 2015.

  • Saudi Arabia

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the rights of women in Saudi Arabia; and whether they have made representations to the Government of Saudi Arabia about how they...

  • Schools: Absenteeism

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any records are kept of the numbers of children who are long-term absentees from school for medical reasons; and whether the medical condition is recorded.

  • Schools: Academies

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many academies offer private medical provision for their staff.

  • Schools: Exclusion

    To ask Her Majesty's Government why they did not consult the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council about the replacement of school exclusion independent appeal panels before publishing The...

  • Schools: Free Schools

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what regulation or guidance has been issued by the Department for Education or Ofsted regarding catchment areas when free schools are proposed.

  • Schools: Pupil Premium

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to evaluate the impact of the pupil premium in addressing the attainment gap between children from more and less affluent backgrounds.

  • Schools: Pupil Premium

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to ensure that schools are using the pupil premium on measures which have been demonstrated to be effective in lowering the attainment...

  • Schools: Refurbishment

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools in each of the London Boroughs and the City of London were refurbished under the building Schools for the Future Programme in each year until the...

  • Schools: Trips

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the administrative burdens associated with undertaking an outdoor school trip. To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment...

  • Sport: Sports Clubs

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to further help local sports clubs find the funding they require to stay afloat.

  • Syria

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the European Union's decision to impose a travel ban and a freeze of assets on members of the Government of Syria; and what...

  • Syria

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Syria's Christian community has been subjected to attacks by protestors; and whether they will conduct and publish an appraisal of the recent attacks which...

  • Tata Steel

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department of Energy and Climate Change received any representations from Tata Steel about the costs of European Union and United Kingdom carbon...

  • Turkey

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek from the Government of Turkey figures for those arrested since 1 March 2011, stating how many have been charged with offences and how many...

  • Turkey

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ascertain from the Government of Turkey the names of those disqualified from standing in this year's parliamentary elections, and the reasons for...

  • Turkey

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the recent arrests and disqualifications of previously elected persons contravene Turkey's obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights; and,...

  • Turkey

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the Government of Turkey following the report by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe that 57...

  • Turkey

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received any representations about the visit of the Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to Libya in December to receive the...

  • Turkey

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the Government of Turkey about the cases of the journalists Nedim Sener and Ahmet Sik presently under arrest.

  • Uganda

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether United Kingdom public funds directly or indirectly contributed to the purchase of a Gulfstream 550 by the Government of Uganda.

  • UK Trade and Investment

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to modify restrictions on government departments and agencies and to encourage them in performing their tasks to develop technological...

  • UN Women

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of UN Women, and its predecessor body UNIFEM, to contribute to the work of UN country teams.

  • Unemployment

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the analysis by the TUC of the regional unemployment figures published on 18 May.

  • Union Learning Fund

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 10 February (WA 88-90), what assessment they have made of the results of the Central Lancashire Business...

  • Waste Management

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many representations they have received in response to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs waste review; and whether they will place a copy...

  • Welfare Reform Bill

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that cancer sufferers will not be adversely affected by the proposals in the Welfare Reform Bill.

  • Zimbabwe

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the warning by the United States to Zimbabwe that it could face international penalties if it helped Iran's nuclear programme, they have...

  • Zimbabwe

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Zimbabwe along with international partners to allow international observation of their forthcoming election.