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  • Airports: Heathrow

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether representatives of Brazil, Russia, India and China have raised any concerns with civil servants in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office about the lack of...

  • Alisha Thomas

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the public domain Coroner Roger Whittaker's report on the death of Alesha Thomas in 2009.

  • Animals: Scientific Procedures

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in implementing each of the 16 recommendations of the Weatherall Report, published in 2006, on the use of non-human primates in...

  • Apprenticeships

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage (a) young people to enter further education, and (b) the availability of apprenticeships.

  • Armed Forces: Medals

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Victoria Crosses have been awarded since its inception.

  • Armed Forces: Staff

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the numbers of (a) officers, and (b) other ranks, serving in each of the Army, the Royal Navy, and the Royal Air Force, on 1 April in (1) 1980, (2) 1990,...

  • Arms Export Controls

    To ask Her Majesty's Government why, in their response to the First Report of the House of Commons Committees on Arms Export Controls, 2010-12, they have declined to support the introduction of...

  • Bahrain

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have about the current welfare and whereabouts of Dr Al Singace, who has been in detention in Bahrain.

  • Banking

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 4 July (WA 2) concerning Project Merlin, whether the commitment and obligations are made and accepted by HSBC...

  • Banking

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 7 July (WA 89), what are the tools available to hold the banks to the published lending commitments they made...

  • Banking

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the conclusion of the Bank for International Settlements that the current proposals under Solvency II are likely to have a significant...

  • Banking

    To ask Her Majesty's Government which body will determine the activities in which a ring-fenced retail bank can engage under the interim proposals made by the Independent Commission on Banking.

  • Banking: European Central Bank

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what would be the extent of the United Kingdom's exposure in the event of a failure of the European Central Bank.

  • Banking: Iceland

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 7 July (WA 90), whether they will ask the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) to cease pressing those...

  • Banking: Iceland

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 11 July (WA 123), whether they have extrapolated and accumulated the amounts so far recovered from each of the...

  • Banks: Stress Tests

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Financial Services Authority was fully consulted at all stages on the 2011 bank stress tests conducted by the European Banking Authority; and whether...

  • Benefits

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many citizens of other European Union countries have claimed welfare benefits from their own country of origin while residing in the United Kingdom.

  • Bilderberg Organisation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 28 June (WA 404) concerning the attendance of the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the Bilderberg conference on...

  • BSkyB

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether discussions between the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and News Corporation in connection with a possible bid for BSkyB have prejudiced...

  • BSkyB

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are any legal impediments which would prevent the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport delaying for a year his decision on News...

  • Burma

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of displaced people in Burma's Kachin State following the ending of the cease-fire agreement between the Burmese Army...

  • Businesses

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to enable viable firms to remain in business during the collection of revenues from the small and medium-sized business sector from HM...

  • Caste Discrimination

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, in response to the recommendation by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on "descent-based discrimination" in the United...

  • Clostridium Sordelli

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many diagnosed cases of Clostridium sordelli there were each year since 2005; and how many deaths have resulted from the infection, broken down by patient age,...

  • Clostridium Sordelli

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, since 2005, what medical treatment was undertaken on patients within (a) 7 days, (b) 14 days, (c) 21 days, and (d) 28 days prior to their diagnosis of Clostridium...

  • Cornwall: Stannary Law

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their relationship with the Stannary Parliament in Cornwall.

  • Cornwall: Stannary Law

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Tankerness on 11 July (WA 119), what role stannary law plays in Cornwall, in the light of the primacy of law...

  • Corruption

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made, following the Transparency International report of 15 June Corruption in the UK, of corruption in (a) central government, and (b)...

  • Diplomatic Immunity: Serious Offences

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many foreign nationals, listed by home country, suspected of serious criminal offences claimed diplomatic immunity to avoid arrest and charge in the...

  • Diplomatic Immunity: Serious Offences

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is the practice to rescind the credentials of those diplomatic staff and their named relatives who claim immunity to avoid arrest and charge on...

  • Driving: Mobile Phones

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were convicted last year of offences which included using a mobile phone while driving.

  • Economy: Northern Ireland

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 7 July (WA 95), whether their consultation paper Rebalancing the Northern Ireland Economy was made known to any...

  • Embryology

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 23 June 2010 (WA 184), how many cybrid embryos have been generated with eggs from non-human species in total...

  • Embryology

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each year since 2003, how many (a) applications were made, and (b) licences were issued, for tissue typing; and for which diseases the licence applications...

  • Energy: Electricity

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the rated capacity for electricity generation from onshore and offshore wind at the beginning of 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

  • Energy: Gas Safety

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that the gas industry funds safety awareness programmes embracing the risk of carbon monoxide deaths and injuries. To ask Her...

  • EU: Coastguard Service

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of proposals for a European Union coastguard service; whether such proposals would involve a transfer of competence to the European...

  • EU: Flag and Logo

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the proposition by the Rapporteur of the European Parliament's Culture, Sport and Education Committee that the European Union Flag...

  • EU: Regulations

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish in one document details of all the regulations, directives and other agreements they have made with the European Union since May 2010...

  • Female Genital Mutilation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to collate statistics on the levels of female genital mutilation in the United Kingdom. To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to...

  • Female Genital Mutilation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government why there have been no prosecutions for Female Genital Mutilation in the United Kingdom; and what discussions they have held with officials from other countries...

  • Female Genital Mutilation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government who, other than general practitioners, will be responsible for commissioning Female Genital Mutilation Services under their proposals for reform of the National...

  • Finance: Collateral Transformation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether collateral transformation poses an added risk to financial systems; and whether steps will be taken to collect and publish data and enhance transparency in...

  • Financial Services Compensation Scheme

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what submissions they intend to make to the European Commission concerning the proposed Investor Compensation Schemes Directive; and when they expect the new...

  • Firearms: Licensing

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is permissible to have separate shotgun and firearms licences in England, Scotland and Wales. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an applicant can...

  • First World War: Pardons

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of the Republic of Ireland concerning the issuing of pardons to those former members of the Irish army who...

  • Government Departments: Hampton Principles

    To ask Her Majesty's Government to which government departments the Hampton Principles apply.

  • Government Departments: Marketing

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a consistent set of metrics within government departments tasked with carrying out marketing activities, in order that the impact of marketing...

  • Government Departments: Regulators Compliance Code

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Regulators Compliance Code for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has been amended since June 2008; and, if so, how.

  • Government Departments: Research and Data

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Browning on 23 June (WA 334-6), what was the reasoning for terminating the research "Evaluation of serious organised...

  • Government Departments: Research and Data

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what data they collate on the proportion of the workforces based in (a) the United Kingdom, and (b) overseas, for the top 20 companies based in the United Kingdom.

  • Government Departments: Research and Data

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 21 June (WA 279), what was the variation agreed in the project "minimising medicine use in organic dairy herds...

  • Government Departments: Research and Data

    To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 21 June (WA 279), what was the variation agreed in the project "UK eutrophying and acidifying atmospheric...

  • Government Departments: Research and Data

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 21 June (WA 279), what was the variation agreed in the project "Research into noise and vibration from building...

  • Government Departments: Websites

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the nature and type of information they requested from Google on 1,162 occasions in the six months to 31 December 2010, as detailed in Google's latest...

  • Health: Care Assistants

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce minimum standards of education for health care assistants.

  • Health: Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the European Directive on traditional herbal medicinal products, herbal products will still be allowed to be sold in the United Kingdom as...

  • Health: Donor Organs

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any human organs have been imported from China since (a) 2000, and (b) 2006; if so, how many and of what type; and whether checks were made in all cases to...

  • Health: Reciprocal Agreements

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 4 July (WA 10), why no payments were made to the United Kingdom in the last three years for European Union nationals...

  • Horn of Africa

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they will put in place to ensure that the money spent through the United Nations World Food Programme in the Horn of Africa goes to where it is most...

  • Horn of Africa

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the head of the United Nations World Food Programme about emergency food distribution in the Horn of Africa.

  • House of Lords: IT

    To ask the Chairman of Committees whether he will make netbooks available as an alternative to laptops for Members.

  • House of Lords: Work Experience

    To ask the Chairman of Committees whether the House of Lords Administration will increase the number of work experience placements offered within the House of Lords.

  • Human Rights

    To ask Her Majesty's Government why the United Kingdom representative at the 115th meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe did not raise or discuss the question of the...

  • Hunting Ban

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were convicted last year of breaching the hunting ban.

  • Immigration

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Browning on 6 July (WA 78), (a) what is the evidence from economic literature that, in the absence of non-European Union...

  • Immigration: Deportation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will undertake a review of the ways in which private security companies carry out enforced removals of individuals from the United Kingdom, in the...

  • Independent Commission on Banking

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Independent Banking Commission will be required to support its recommendations by a full cost-benefit analysis; and whether it will examine the...

  • India: Commonwealth Games

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to assist British companies who are yet to receive payment from the Government of India for contracts relating to the 2010 Commonwealth...

  • Israel and Palestine

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what further reports they have received from the Israeli and Palestinian authorities on (a) the treatment, and (b) the condition of incarceration, of child...

  • Legal Aid

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact on the provision of free and reliable legal advice on immigration and refugee issues of the entry into administration of the...

  • Malawi

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have received that the Government of Malawi purchased an executive jet for the President of Malawi while receiving budget support from the...

  • Media: News International Ltd

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review whether to continue to buy advertising space from News International.

  • National Insurance

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to reduce the discrepancy between the total of national insurance numbers issued and the numbers of active workers or retired people...

  • National Insurance

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 13 July (WA 189), how many of the 63.73 million not-deceased holders of national insurance numbers have been in...

  • National Probation Service: Training

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any probation officers in England and Wales have been trained in the use of the domestic abuse, stalking and harassment and honour based violence risk model.

  • National Research Ethics Service

    To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will lay before Parliament regulations to establish the Special Health Authority to accommodate the National Research Ethics Service; and when it will be...

  • News International Ltd

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask HM Revenue and Customs to investigate whether News International has made ineligible claims for tax deductible payments.

  • NHS: EU Nationals

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to recover the unpaid sums due to the National Health Service for the treatment of European Union Nationals.

  • NHS: Medical Training Initiative

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many doctors from Sub-Saharan Africa are currently receiving training in the United Kingdom as part of the Medical Training Initiative for international doctors.

  • NHS: Medical Training Initiative

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on doctors from Sub-Saharan Africa who are receiving training in this country of the decision to restrict their stay...

  • Northern Ireland Office: Taxis

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 19 May (WA 362) concerning the use of taxis by the staff of the Northern Ireland Office, under what...

  • Northern Ireland Office: Taxis

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 6 June (WA 52) concerning a taxi journey from home to work by a member of the staff of the Northern...

  • Ofcom

    To ask Her Majesty's Government which government department is the sponsoring department for Ofcom.

  • Ofcom

    To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions in each of the last eight years Ofcom has carried out fit and proper reviews.

  • Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Garden of Frognal on 4 July (WA 22), when Ministers will agree the principles of the Government's ticket allocation for...

  • Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Garden of Frognal on 4 July (WA 22), how many of the tickets that have been allocated to the Government for the 2012...

  • Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Garden of Frognal on 5 July (WA 48), how many tickets for the 2012 Olympic Games will be reserved for International...

  • Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Garden of Frognal on 4 (WA 22), whether they will publish a full list of all business leaders allocated tickets for the...

  • Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Garden of Frognal on 4 July (WA 22), whether the domestic political leaders allocated tickets for the 2012 Olympic Games...

  • Palestine

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they have provided in the last 12 months to schools under the Palestinian jurisdiction.

  • Peru

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial assistance they provided to population control programmes operating in Peru between 1996 and 1998.

  • Police: Databases

    To ask Her Majesty's Government by what name the database on which police keep records of domestic extremists is known to the Association of Chief Police Officers; and what discussions have been...

  • Police: Training

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what procedures police forces in England and Wales use in assessing risk in domestic abuse, stalking and harassment and honour based violence cases. To ask Her...

  • Police: Training

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that the Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment and Honour Based Violence Risk Model is used as an accredited training package in the light...

  • Prison Service: Corruption

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what anti-corruption measures and procedures are currently in place in the prison service; and what is their estimate of the level of corruption in the prison service.

  • Prisoners: Voting

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 21 March (WA 123), which Council of Europe countries do not permit prisoners to vote; of those that...

  • Public Expenditure

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will provide an analysis of the non-identifiable spending over the past five years on recreation, culture and religion as summarised in table 9.12 of...

  • Public Sector: Marketing

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the finding in the Chartered Institute of Marketing white paper on public sector marketing that to bring about positive behaviour, change...

  • Railways: Intercity Express and Electrification

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the current estimated costs of building the Intercity Express Programme train when built as an all electric version and as a bi-mode (diesel and electric)...

  • Railways: Theft

    To ask Her Majesty's Government by how much theft of railway cable has increased in the past six years; what effect this has had on the safety, performance and costs of the railway; and what...

  • Railways: Train Design

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the award of the new intercity trains contract to Hitachi, how many jobs created (a) in Newton Aycliffe, and (b) overseas, will be for (1) skilled...

  • Railways: Train Design

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any discussions took place with, and any concessions were offered by, the Government of Japan during negotiations with Hitachi regarding the new intercity...

  • Railways: Waterloo International

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to bring Waterloo International station back into use for passengers.

  • Schools: Streaming

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the latest data obtained by Ofsted on the extent of setting and streaming in schools, broken down by subject and year group; and what guidance on setting...

  • Shipping: Piracy (1 annotation)

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Howell of Guildford on 29 June (Official Report, col. 1758) "that armed guards on UK registered vessels would be technically...

  • Shipping: Piracy

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many alleged pirate vessels have been intercepted during anti-piracy operations off Somalia by the Royal Navy; how many have been returned to the alleged...

  • Shipping: Towing Vessels

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Stornoway and Lerwick based emergency towing vessels will be withdrawn in September; and, if so, what alternative arrangements have been put in place...

  • Smoking

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were convicted last year of breaching the smoking ban.

  • Social Care: Funding

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what resources could be made available to improve the funding of adult social care by (a) withdrawing all free television licences for elderly persons; (b)...

  • Sudan

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current food security situation in South Sudan and the extent to which those shortages have arisen from drought or conflict.

  • Sudan

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of the United Nations Mission in Sudan during recent violence.

  • Sudan

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that violence in Sudan has driven tens of thousands of civilians into hiding in the Nuba Mountains; and what steps they...

  • Sudan

    To ask Her Majesty's Government in what ways United Nations Security Council Resolution 1590, requiring "particular attention" to be given to the "protection of vulnerable groups including...

  • Sudan

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they raised concerns about the military build-up of Sudanese Government troops and vehicles in a camp at Kadugli, immediately adjacent to the United...

  • Sudan

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have sought a witness statement from the Bishop of Kadugli regarding allegations concerning the role of United Nations peacekeepers in the killing of...

  • Sudan

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how the United Nations peacekeepers in Sudan were selected; what role the Government of Sudan played in selecting those United Nations peacekeepers; and whether...

  • Sudan

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (a) United Nations' and local estimates of the numbers of people displaced in Darfur between January and April of this year; and...

  • Sudan

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent reports they have received about the humanitarian crisis facing displaced people in Darfur and what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of...

  • Syria

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 11 May (WA 246), whether there is any further news of Ms Hassan; and whether they have received any...

  • Taxation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many businesses HM Revenue and Customs has put into administration during 2010 and 2011 following its attempts to collect taxes due.

  • Taxation: Corporation Tax

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many submissions on devolving corporation tax were made to the HM Treasury consultation on Rebalancing the Northern Ireland economy by the original closing...

  • Transport: Public Address Systems

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they publish about the clarity of public address systems on modes of transport.

  • Turks and Caicos Islands

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with residents of the Turks and Caicos Islands regarding the new draft constitution; and what have been the results of those...

  • Vehicles: Articulated Trucks

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what new size of articulated trucks they plan to propose permitting on British roads.

  • Vehicles: Lorry Semi-trailers

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have received from the European Commission about their proposal for permitting longer semi-trailers of up to 2.05 metres on British roads and...

  • Vehicles: Lorry Semi-trailers

    To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to make a decision about the proposed new size of articulated trucks permitted on British roads.

  • Visas

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of current visa requirements for short-term visitors on foreign artists, photographers and musicians seeking entry to...

  • Visas

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Browning on 6 July (WA 86), where an employer has agreed a scale rent dispensation with HM Revenue and Customs to...

  • Visas

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the outsourcing companies Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro, Infosys and Cognizant Technology Services, when seconding workers to the United Kingdom and...

  • Young People: Politics

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will encourage young people to vote, particularly those who have not expressed any interest in politics.