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  • Agriculture: Genetically and Non-genetically Modified Food

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the breakdown of spending by (1) the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and (2) the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research...

  • Asylum Seekers

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 13 June (WA 255), what is their rationale for allowing asylum seekers to apply only for jobs...

  • Banking

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take steps to transfer responsibility for decisions on leverage ratios for banks from ministers to regulators.

  • BBC: Licence Fee

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much and what percentage of the television licence fee is not allocated to the BBC; and how much of the fee goes towards (1) S4/C, and (2) the BBC World...

  • Benefits

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on (1) rent arrears, (2) child poverty, and (3) personal debt, of the proposed extension to seven days of the...

  • Benefits

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many households, broken down by local authority, are currently in receipt of benefits totalling more than £500 per week, but are exempt from the...

  • Broadcasting: Religion

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Channel 4’s decision to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer every day during the month of Ramadan, and of the effect...

  • Child Poverty

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children are defined under the Child Poverty Act 2010 as living in poverty in (1) Derby, and (2) the East Midlands.

  • Debt

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Wallace of Tankerness on 26 June (HL Deb, col 797), what are the “general principles of international law”...

  • Economy

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of research by Friedrich Sneider and Colin Williams of the Institute of Economic Affairs on the value of the United...

  • Electronic Communications Code (Conditions and Restrictions) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the environmental cost of implementing the Electronic Communications Code (Conditions and Restrictions) (Amendment)...

  • Energy: Electricity Supplies

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the costs currently incurred by registered electricians wishing to isolate the electricity supplies of individual dwellings;...

  • Food: Labelling

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce a non-genetically-modified-fed labelling scheme for meat and dairy products in the United Kingdom, as was supported by Food...

  • Government Departments: Correspondence

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what targets the Department of Health has set itself for the time taken to answer correspondence; whether there are different targets, formal or informal,...

  • Health: Cardiology

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence plans to develop a quality standard on sudden cardiac arrest.

  • Health: Doctors

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the supply of suitably qualified doctors for appointment to posts in emergency medicine across the country.

  • Health: Drugs Pricing

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 24 June (WA 93), how they intend to select which cancer drugs previously considered but not recommended by the...

  • Health: Drugs Pricing

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 24 June (WA 93), what assessment they have made of the length of time an evaluation under value-based pricing...

  • Health: Drugs Pricing

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 24 June (WA 93), why they do not envisage that all cancer drugs previously considered but not recommended by...

  • Health: Human Papilloma Virus

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many doses of Gardasil human papilloma virus vaccine have been administered since it was introduced to the United Kingdom.

  • Health: Palliative Care

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Sutton and Merton Clinical Commissioning Groups as to the viability of the continuing provision of palliative care by...

  • Homeless People

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Evidence review of the costs of homelessness published in August 2012 by the Department for Communities and Local Government which...

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will issue new guidance to local authorities on the use of housing benefit to support homeless people in emergency overnight shelter accommodation.

  • Housing: Private Rented Sector

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the public consultation on redress schemes for letting and management agency work will take place.

  • Housing: Private Rented Sector

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the practice of some landlords and tenants in letting or subletting part of a privately owned domestic property by means of...

  • Internet: Broadband

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will fulfil the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) State Aid requirement to publish information for suppliers wishing to access the new subsidised...

  • Internet: Broadband

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence further to that outlined in the impact assessment they can provide to show overall economic benefit from the provisions in the Electronic...

  • Israel

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed the economic impact on the United Kingdom of the implications of sanctions on Israel; and, if so, with what result.

  • Kazakhstan

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the expectations and outcomes of the recent visit by the Prime Minister to Kazakhstan.

  • Mobile Phones: Licences

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to varying the terms and conditions of third generation mobile phone licences.

  • NHS PropCo

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 5 March (WA 398-9), which NHS properties in Lancashire have been transferred to NHS PropCo.

  • NHS: Migrant Access and Charges

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 3 July (WS 78), what is the evidence of “public concern that the current rules...

  • Northern Ireland Executive

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Randerson on 1 July (WA 192-3), whether they will now answer the question as to whether they have received any...

  • Pakistan

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government (1) what information they have, and (2) what representations they will make to the government of Pakistan, about a reported attack on 3 June in a village...

  • Pensions (2 annotations)

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will assess the impact on the public finances of encouraging more citizens entitled to claim the basic state pension to emigrate (1) to...

  • Pensions

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many current and future pensioners respectively are involved in the transfer of the Polestar Pension Scheme to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF); what...

  • Pensions

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pension schemes have paid the Pension Protection Fund administration levy in each of the last five years.

  • Personal Independence Payment

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what requirement they have placed on Atos Healthcare to ensure that assessment centres for Personal Independence Payment have wheelchair access; and what...

  • Personal Independence Payment

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many centres owned by the Department for Work and Pensions will be used to assess applicants for Personal Independence Payment; how many have wheelchair...

  • Personal Independence Payment

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Freud on 24 June (HL Deb, col 598), how many providers of Personal Independence Payment assessments will operate under the...

  • Romania

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 1 July (WA 172), whether the United Kingdom Embassy in Bucharest has undertaken any further involvement...

  • Syria

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what reports they have received about the death of Fr Fran?ois Mourad following a raid on a Franciscan monastery in Ghassanieh in Syria.

  • Syria

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to secure a ceasefire in Syria, in advance of a second Geneva conference.

  • Syria

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government which members or associates of the ruling Syrian al-Assad family and regime are currently in the United Kingdom.

  • Terrorism

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the breakdown since 2001 of the sponsorship of terrorist incidents in the United Kingdom excluding Northern Ireland, by (1)...

  • Unemployment: English Lessons

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (1) were offered free English lessons in 2012 and the first six months of 2013, and (2) refused free...

  • Unemployment: English Lessons

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what provisions they intend to make for people with special educational needs under their proposed requirements for people claiming Jobseeker’s...

  • Universal Credit

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the recent announcement on the Spending Round 2013, which elements of Universal Credit will be subject to the seven-day wait before a claimant...

  • Universal Credit

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the recent announcement on the Spending Round 2013, whether the seven-day wait for benefit entitlement will be included in, or additional to, the...

  • Visas

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of visa bonds on (1) relations between the United Kingdom and the affected “high risk” countries,...