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  • Children: Parenting

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide additional training to support the wider delivery of parenting interventions, and to maintain the quality of those interventions.

  • Civil Service: Training

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what training previously provided to Ministers and to senior civil servants by the National School of Government is not provided by Civil Service Learning.

  • Civil Service: Training

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants of permanent secretary or equivalent presently in post have received dedicated training on the constitutional significance of Parliament...

  • Climate Change

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has spent on activities related to climate change since May 2010.

  • Disabled People: Personal Independence Payments

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that members of the House of Lords can view and comment on the third version of the assessment criteria for personal independence payments...

  • Education: Modern Languages

    To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to reach a decision on whether to accept the recommendation of the Expert Panel that modern foreign languages should be restored to the compulsory...

  • Employment: Under 25s

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the youth contract funding for subsidised jobs for under 24 year-olds on the Work Programme has been dispersed since the launch of the contract in April.

  • Employment: Under 25s

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many job vacancies for those aged between 16 and 25 were available in each parliamentary constituency in May 2012. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many...

  • Finance: Gilts

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total value of the gilt-edged securities purchased by the Bank of England as part of its policy of quantitative easing; what is the annual income from...

  • Food: Retailers

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review competition policy to ensure that it supports retail diversity and entry to markets for new food businesses.

  • Food: Retailers

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions Ministers have had with large retailers on provision of local food in stores.

  • Food: Strategy

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what support and guidance they are providing to local authorities to help them deliver food strategies.

  • Food: Sustainable Food

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of their review of planning guidance, they will consider new guidance to provide stronger support for a sustainable food system.

  • Government Departments: Apprentices

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of staff employed within the private offices of ministers and the permanent secretary at HM Treasury on 1 June; and how many of them were...

  • Government Departments: Interns

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many interns were taken on by each government department in (1) 2009-10, (2) 2010-11, and (3) 2011-12.

  • Overseas Territories

    To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish their White Paper on the overseas territories.

  • Pensions

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was spent in the latest year for which figures are available on publicising and advertising the policy that United Kingdom citizens in receipt of a state...

  • Prosperity Fund

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has spent through the Prosperity Fund throughout the various countries where it operates.

  • Railways: BRB (Residuary) Ltd

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 18 June (WA 279), what is the cost of transferring landholdings from BRB (Residuary) Ltd to London and Continental...

  • Republic of Ireland: Financial Support

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Sassoon on 11 June (WS 120), what are the current, past and proposed rates of interest charged on the bilateral loan to...

  • Schools: Academies

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they endorse the establishment of academies in cases where there is no proven need for an additional school.

  • Schools: Free Schools

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the health and safety obligations which need to be met by all free schools opening in September with regard to (1) science laboratories, (2) design and...

  • Schools: Free Schools

    To ask Her Majesty's Government which subjects must be taught at free schools. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the minimum number of hours for which any obligatory subject must be taught...

  • Schools: Meals

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 14 December 2011 (WA 276-7) concerning nutritional standards in academies and free schools, what...

  • Schools: Physical Education

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the requirements for the access of pupils aged 11-16 to school playing fields for physical education.

  • Schools: Teachers

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 12 March (WA 30), how they calculated their provisional estimate for 2009-10; and when they expect...

  • Schools: Teachers

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 12 March (WA 30), what was the teacher retention rate by type of state school in England for the past...

  • Sex Offences: Overseas

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British citizens or residents have been (1) charged, and (2) convicted, of sexual offences against children in South and South-east Asia in the most...

  • South Sudan

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of South Sudan's Parliament having voted to suspend at least 75 Government officials for alleged theft of at least £2.6 billion, whether they...

  • Taxation: Tax Returns

    To ask Her Majesty's Government under what circumstances UK taxpayers are not allowed to submit their tax returns using HM Revenue and Customs' online service, but are required to submit a paper...

  • Teachers: Training

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 16 March (WA 124), for each year between 2006 and 2011, how many trainees from (1) graduate teacher...

  • Visas

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, in considering visa applications by foreign nationals citing the European Convention on Human Rights Article 8 right to a family life, whether it is the right of...