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  • Apprenticeships

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to encourage more businesses to employ people aged 16-24 in apprenticeships.

  • Armed Forces: Commemoration

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 7 February (WA 31), whether a decision has been taken on the bid for the Merchant Navy Medal to be granted a...

  • Artists' Resale Right

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British artists have received Artist's Resale Right (ARR) payments since February 2006 on individual sales between £1,000 and £3,000, excluding...

  • Aviation: Passenger Duty

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what procedures they have in place to audit air passenger duty payments made to them by airlines.

  • Bank of England

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the collateral required under the Bank of England's extended collateral term repo facility; and how this facility differs from the bank's...

  • Bank of England

    To ask Her Majesty's Government why the maturities proposed under the Bank of England's Extended collateral term repo facility are materially shorter than offered under the European Central...

  • Bank of England

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 13 June (WA 251), whether HM Treasury will now commission an independent review into the role and actions of the...

  • Benefits

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of their plans to end child benefit as a universal benefit, what steps they are taking to ensure that women who would otherwise have an underlying...

  • Births: Under 18s

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the number of (1) pregnancies, and (2) deliveries to married girls below 16 years old in England in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009, (d) 2010, (e) 2011, and...

  • Care Homes

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take in response to the increase in the number of whistle-blowers coming forward to the Care Quality Commission with concerns regarding...

  • Care Quality Commission

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the likelihood that the Care Quality Commission will be able to register all general practitioner practices by April 2013.

  • Channel Tunnel

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 27 June (WA 65), what steps they are taking to increase transparency of the composite elements of the access...

  • Channel Tunnel

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 27 June (WA 65), what assessment they have made of whether the proposed takeover by Eurotunnel of the French ferry...

  • Children: Access

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the compliance with court orders arising from cases involving the contact between children and their parents following the...

  • Climate Change

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they provide for the establishment and maintenance of non-governmental organisations in the United Kingdom that deal specifically with matters...

  • Climate Change

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what amount and what proportion of the British Council's public funding is allocated to initiatives specifically aimed at addressing climate change, such as the...

  • Climate Change

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding has been allocated to the International Climate Fund; and how this funding has been spent to help developing countries tackle climate change.

  • Companies: Directors' Pay

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Wilcox on 20 June (Official Report, col. 1778), what consultation arrangements are in place for employees of UK companies to...

  • Companies: Directors' Pay

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider the proposal that workers should be consulted over directors' pay to be a step towards syndicalism, and whether they will consider...

  • Companies: Directors' Pay

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the proposals in relation to directors' pay announced by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on 20 June will apply to all listed...

  • Creative Industries: Loans

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop a loan guarantee scheme to benefit small and medium sized enterprises working within the creative industries.

  • Creative Industries: Loans

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of small and medium sized enterprises in the creative industries they envisage will access finance under the economic stimulus package announced on...

  • Creative Industries: Loans

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what projections they have made of the additional investment that the provision in the European Union's Creative Europe proposal for a loan guarantee scheme would...

  • Driving: Breathalyser Tests

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact on road deaths and injuries of introducing a system, such as that in France, requiring drivers to keep a...

  • Economy: Debt

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have considered cancelling the Government debt held by the Bank of England; and if so, what is their assessment of what the consequences would be.

  • Energy: Renewables Obligation Certificates

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are reviewing the valuation basis and value of renewables obligation certificates; and whether the terms of certificates issued can be retrospectively...

  • EU: China

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what contacts they have had with other European governments on resolving the outstanding restrictive trade and investment practices imposed by the Government of...

  • EU: China

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent representations they have made to the Government of China regarding the implementation of protectionist trade policies by that country.

  • EU: Creative Europe Programme

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with other European Union member states concerning the financial settlement for the proposed Creative Europe programme, and in...

  • EU: Financial Assistance to Member States

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will press for European support for Spanish banks to be provided through the European Financial Stability Facility rather than through the European...

  • Finance: Regulation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they plan to have with the Government of the United States about the view expressed by Mr Gary Gensler, the chairman of the US Commodity Futures...

  • Forced Marriage

    To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to introduce legislation to criminalise forced marriage.

  • Forced Marriage

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend that any forthcoming criminalisation of forced marriage would have extra-territorial effect .

  • Forced Marriage

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend that any forthcoming criminalisation of forced marriage will include terms on (1) deportation, (2) the withdrawal of United Kingdom...

  • 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 the Cabinet Office on 1 June; and how many of...

  • Government Departments: Apprentices

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

  • Government Departments: Apprentices (1 annotation)

    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 the Ministry of Defence on 1 June; and how many...

  • Government Departments: Apprentices

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many apprentices (1) under the age of 21, and (2) over the age of 21, were employed within the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on 1 June,...

  • Government Departments: Legal Payments

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what payments were made by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to (1) Clifford Chance, (2) Freshfields, (3) Slaughter and May, (4) Allen and Overy, and (5)...

  • Government Departments: Legal Payments

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what payments were made by HM Revenue and Customs to (1) Clifford Chance, (2) Freshfields, (3) Slaughter and May, (4) Allen and Overy, and (5) Linklaters, in (a)...

  • Government: Ministerial Visits

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the official attendance by Ministers at national and international events is financed by public funds and, if so, what is the likely saving arising from...

  • Greece: Currency

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their advice to those planning to visit Greece regarding currency arrangements.

  • Health: Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome

    To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to respond to the National Advisory Group for Specialised Services' recommendation on atypical haemolytic uremic syndrome.

  • Health: Pre-natal Diagnostic Tests

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 11 June (WA 170-2), how many women whose pregnancies registered as high risk following a biochemical serum screening...

  • Health: Professional Standards

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many health care assistants have been banned from working with patients for failing their duty of care towards patients or clients in each of the past 10 years.

  • Higher Education: Business Modules

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will require universities to include in all courses a module on understanding businesses.

  • Homelessness: Rough Sleepers

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many rough sleepers there were in each region of the United Kingdom at the most recent count. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many rough sleepers were aged...

  • International Passenger Survey

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost of the Office for National Statistics' International Passenger Survey in each of the past five years; what was the rate of refusal to answer; how...

  • London Festival 2012

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how much National Lottery or Government funding is expected to be spent (1) in total, and (2) on a per capita basis, in support of events forming part of the...

  • NHS Commissioning Board

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what geographical relationship there is between the individual local arms of the NHS Commissioning Board and the strategic health authorities established in 2002.

  • NHS: Monitor

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether Monitor's role in economic regulation will be a barrier to integrated health care. To ask Her Majesty's Government what...

  • NHS: Patient Data

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the current barriers to the use by research groups of (1) anonymised, and (2) identifiable NHS patient data.

  • Non-departmental Public Bodies

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many non-departmental public bodies the Department of Energy and Climate Change has funded since May 2010; and how much funding in total has been allocated to...

  • Overseas Aid

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of United Kingdom official development assistance funding is not disbursed by the Department for International Development; who disburses this...

  • Overseas Aid

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 20 June (WA 302), which 20 non-governmental organisations, consultancies and contractors, excluding the...

  • Overseas Aid

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 20 June (WA 302-3), what is the breakdown between programme and project aid, and what proportion each...

  • Overseas Aid

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 21 June (WA 320), since the establishment of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) what...

  • Palestine

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the value for money of the aid they provide to the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

  • Police: Fatalities and Injuries

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in each police constabulary area were killed or seriously injured on roads in each six-month period from October 2008 up to the latest period for...

  • Railways: Double Track

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the economic benefits of upgrading the single line railway between Salisbury and Exeter to double tracks over the whole of...

  • Railways: Fare Evasion

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 27 June (WA 76), whether, for future franchises where revenue support is provided, they will specify the level of...

  • Railways: Gatwick

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support the provision of improved rail links to and from Gatwick, including an improved high-quality and dedicated express railway link...

  • Regional Growth Fund

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 16 March (WA 123), how many applications they received for the third round of Regional Growth Fund; how many...

  • Sexual Offences Act 2003

    To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions in the past five years action has been taken under Sections 60A or 60B of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 concerning the detention or forfeiture...

  • Shipping: Armed Guards

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to use armed contractors to protect British-registered vessels transiting the Gulf of Aden from Somali pirates.

  • Turks and Caicos

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the status of loans they have granted to the Turks and Caicos Islands; what value of loans is guaranteed; and when they expect that the islands will be in...

  • UN: Rio+20

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the cost of the UK delegation to the Rio+20 UN conference on sustainable development; and how this compares with the cost of the...

  • Uzbekistan

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Uzbekistan about reported deaths in prison in 2011 and investigations into them, and about arbitrary and...

  • Uzbekistan

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask Uzbekistan to admit the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture for the first time since 2002.

  • Uzbekistan

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make fresh representations to the Government of Uzbekistan about freedom of religion and belief, in particular with regard to ending harassment...