Part 2: Oral and Written Questions from
Tuesday 12 February 2013

Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.


Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 11 February 2013
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 2: Oral and Written Questions from
Tuesday 12 February 2013


For Written Questions for answer on the day of issue of this paper, see Part 1 of this paper and the Order Paper.

Questions in this paper are arranged in the following way: date for answer; Oral before Written under each date; date of tabling under each answering date; unstarred and transferred questions followed by answering departments in alphabetical order.


TUESDAY 12 FEBRUARY 

Questions for Oral Answer

Oral Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister

*1
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): If he will participate in a conference with the Local Government Association and others on the issues raised in the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee report, Prospects for codifying the relationship between central and local government, HC 656.
(142511)
*2
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): What estimate he has made of the cost of implementing the section of the Coalition Agreement on the creation of new peers.
(142512)
*3
Roger Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire): What recent steps he has taken to devolve power away from Westminster and Whitehall.
(142513)
*4
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall): What his policy is on the need for a Bill of Rights.
(142514)
*6
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak): What recent progress he has made on a policy on recall of hon. Members.
(142516)
*7
Yvonne Fovargue (Makerfield): What assessment he has made of the most effective ways of ensuring the completeness and accuracy of the electoral register.
(142517)
*8
Toby Perkins (Chesterfield): What the Government's political and constitutional reform priorities are up to 2015.
(142518)
*9
Priti Patel (Witham): What plans he has to reform the funding of political parties.
(142519)
*10
John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington): What recent steps he has taken to create a second chamber reflective of the share of the vote secured by political parties in the previous general election.
(142520)
*11
Simon Wright (Norwich South): What progress he has made on the implementation of the second wave of City Deals.
(142521)
*12
Iain Stewart (Milton Keynes South): What plans he has to review the rights of overseas electors to vote in general elections.
(142522)
*13
Gordon Henderson (Sittingbourne and Sheppey): What recent steps he has taken to ensure that every vote cast in a general election is worth the same.
(142523)
*14
Steve Rotheram (Liverpool, Walton): What progress he is making on increasing levels of social mobility on Merseyside.
(142524)
*15
Andrew George (St Ives): What discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues on the Succession to the Crown Bill.
(142525)

At 11.50 am

Topical Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister

The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.

*1
Hugh Bayley (York Central): If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(142526)
*2
Harriett Baldwin (West Worcestershire):
(142527)
*3
Catherine McKinnell (Newcastle Upon Tyne North):
(142528)
*4
Jeremy Lefroy (Stafford):
(142529)
*5
Lilian Greenwood (Nottingham South):
(142530)
*6
Karen Lumley (Redditch):
(142531)
*7
Rehman Chishti (Gillingham and Rainham):
(142532)
*8
John Pugh (Southport):
(142533)
*9
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):
(142534)
*10
Andrea Leadsom (South Northamptonshire):
(142535)
*11
Fiona Bruce (Congleton):
(142536)
*12
Gordon Henderson (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):
(142537)
*13
Jack Dromey (Birmingham, Erdington):
(142538)
*14
John Stevenson (Carlisle):
(142539)
*15
Jim Dobbin (Heywood and Middleton):
(142540)

At 12.10 pm

Oral Questions to the Attorney General

*1
Anas Sarwar (Glasgow Central): What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the establishment of the National Crime Agency.
(142501)
*2
Jack Dromey (Birmingham, Erdington): What estimate he has made of the likely saving the Crown Prosecution Service will make by introducing proportionality into the public interest test of the Crown Prosecutors' Code.
(142502)
*3
Seema Malhotra (Feltham and Heston): What recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on increasing the Crown Prosecution Service's conviction rate for rape where the defendant contests the charge.
(142503)
*4
Shabana Mahmood (Birmingham, Ladywood): Whether the Serious Fraud Office holds contracts with any companies which are subject to a criminal investigation by a prosecuting agency overseas.
(142504)
*5
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): How many successful prosecutions were carried out by the Crown Prosecution Service for burglary in Northamptonshire in the latest year for which figures are available where the defendant had (a) previously been convicted for at least one other criminal offence and (b) no previous convictions.
(142505)
*6
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): What recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on increasing the Crown Prosecution Service's conviction rate for female genital mutilation.
(142506)
*7
Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk): Whether he has had discussions with the European Commission on the legal status of Scotland's membership of the EU in the event of a yes vote to independence.
(142507)
*9
Chris Evans (Islwyn): What recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on introducing independent oversight of complaints made about the Crown Prosecution Service.
(142509)
*10
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): What plans he has for future funding arrangements for the Serious Fraud Office to conduct major complex investigations.
(142510)

Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Monday 4 February
1
N
Mrs Mary Glindon (North Tyneside): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether EU law restricts the Government's ability to introduce a requirement that North Sea oil and gas producers source all, or a proportion of, their fabrication needs from UK-based suppliers; and if he will make a statement.
(142108)

Notices given on Tuesday 5 February
1
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West and Royton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the yield for corporation tax was in 2012; and what estimate he has made of the annual yield for corporation tax in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 following the changes in the controlled foreign company rules on 1 January 2013 and 1 January 2014.
(142427)
4
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether any staff in his private office are on secondment.
(142428)

Notices given on Wednesday 6 February
1
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are dependent on home care providers.
(142429)
2
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that private companies that provide home care have in place contingency plans for when they may be unable to provide essential care.
(142430)
3
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) televisions and (b) digital radios provided at public expense there are in his private office.
(142626)

Notices given on Thursday 7 February
1
N
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Washington and Sunderland West): To ask the Attorney General, what budgetary provision he has made for the delivery of the recommendations made by the Director of Public Prosecutions in his responses to the Rochdale and Jimmy Savile child abuse cases.
(142508)
2
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans he has to discuss with representatives of landlords the effect of extending the provisions of the Smoke Detectors Act 1991 to include (a) audible carbon monoxide detectors and (b) audible dual carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.
(143032)
4
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much funding his Department will provide for the skills element of each of the first eight City Deals in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13.
(142905)
5
N
Steve Rotheram (Liverpool, Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with the Information Commissioner on financial and logistical support for the Information Commissioner's Office's investigation into blacklisting.
(143026)
6
N
Steve Rotheram (Liverpool, Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations he has received on reports of blacklising of workers in the construction of (a) Portcullis House, (b) Bluewater shopping centre, (c) Liverpool One shopping centre and (d) the Olympic Park; and if he will undertake a Government-led investigation.
(143060)
7
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance his Department issues to all Government departments on providing answers to written parliamentary questions that refer hon. Members to websites or other published material; if he will place a copy of any such guidance in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(143002)
8
N
Andrew Griffiths (Burton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the total tax revenue taken from each local authority area in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(143014)
9
N
Ms Margaret Ritchie (South Down): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of public monies that will be used by Royal Bank of Scotland to pay fines for attempted manipulation of LIBOR rates.
(143018)
10
N
Ms Margaret Ritchie (South Down): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of his discussions with the Royal Bank of Scotland on the attempted manipulation of LIBOR rates; and of he will make a statement.
(143019)
11
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, under what circumstances someone entering self-employment and receiving working tax credit will have their tax credits deemed to have been wholly or partly overpaid once the outcome of the first year's trading is known.
(143020)
12
N
Dr Thérèse Coffey (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the honourable Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, in which publicly accessible document the (a) powers and (b) obligations of a vicar with regard to marriage are set out; whether that document addresses the question of whether (i) the power of a vicar to marry is restricted solely to the church to which his or her benefice is tied or the church where he or she is a priest in charge and (ii) a vicar can conduct a marriage in a building other than one belonging to the Church of England; and if he will make a statement.
(142838)
13
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many rented homes in the social sector are overcrowded in each local authority area.
(142980)
14
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has had any discussions with representatives from Trinity Mirror plc regarding its latest job loss proposals.
(142993)
15
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received on the recent proposals for job losses at Trinity Mirror plc and the potential effect of those proposals on local journalism.
(142994)
16
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to promote local journalism and to protect local newspapers.
(142995)
17
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the strength of local journalism in the West Midlands.
(142996)
18
N
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she had with the Scottish Government on the commemoration of the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo.
(143034)
19
N
Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries and Galloway): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost has been of using unmanned aerial vehicles on security missions to date.
(142839)
20
N
Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries and Galloway): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much and what proportion of his Department's budget is allocated to frontline tasks and spending.
(142840)
21
N
Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries and Galloway): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost is of each overseas training mission between UK armed forces and those of the host country.
(142894)
22
N
Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries and Galloway): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what partnerships are in place for UK forces to train overseas with other nations.
(142987)
23
N
Gemma Doyle (West Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to his Department was in 2012-13 of the Troops to Teachers scheme.
(142982)
24
N
Gemma Doyle (West Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many former serving personnel have (a) registered with the Troops to Teachers scheme and (b) successfully secured employment as a teacher through the Troops to Teachers scheme.
(142983)
25
N
Gemma Doyle (West Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the budget for the Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors for 2012-13 is.
(142984)
26
N
Gemma Doyle (West Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department spent on the Troops to Teachers scheme in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.
(142985)
27
N
Gemma Doyle (West Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of the Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors was in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.
(142986)
28
N
Steve Rotheram (Liverpool, Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many openly gay people are currently serving in the (a) regular and (b) reserve armed forces.
(142900)
29
N
Thomas Docherty (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which permanent secretaries have been consulted by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury as part of the Trident Alternatives Review.
(143022)
30
N
Thomas Docherty (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate the Chief Secretary to the Treasury has made of the cost of (a) design, (b) manufacture and (c) procurement of additional Astute class submarines, above the seven that are planned.
(143023)
32
N
Andrew Griffiths (Burton): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the prevalence of (a) alcohol and (b) substance abuse amongst parents whose children have been taken into care.
(142991)
33
N
Andrew Griffiths (Burton): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the prevalence of (a) alcohol and (b) substance abuse amongst children in care.
(142992)
34
N
Andrew Griffiths (Burton): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his Answer of 24 January 2013, Official Report, columns 397-400W, on GCSE, if he will provide the figures broken down by (a) boys and (b) girls.
(143013)
35
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which activities in the Children and Young People's Family Division of his Department have been scaled back, ended or deprioritised since September 2012; and how many such activities are planned to be scaled back, ended or deprioritised.
(143053)
36
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what advice was given by special advisers at or before the Department for Education Board meeting of 4 October 2012 on scaling back, ending or deprioritisation of activities within the Children and Young People's Family Division of his Department.
(143054)
37
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of staff hours involved in and (b) approximate cost of providing the eventual answer to Question 124327 on youth services, tabled by the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham on 6 December 2012.
(143055)
38
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the advice presented to the Department for Education Board on 4 October 2012 regarding scaling back, ending or deprioritising of work within the Children and Young People's Family Division of his Department.
(143056)
39
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what decisions were taken at the Department for Education Board meeting on 4 October 2012 regarding scaling back, ending or deprioritising work by his Department on (a) internet safety, (b) relationship and parenting support programmes, (c) children's centres and (d) youth activities.
(143057)
40
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he or his special advisers currently use private email accounts for the purposes of conducting official Government business; and what steps he is taking to ensure that any such accounts can be searched in response to requests submitted under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(142999)
41
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which Minister in his Department applied exemptions 36(2)(b)(ii) and (2)(c) to the request submitted by the hon. Member for West Bromwich East under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on private email accounts (reference 2013/0001056).
(143001)
42
N
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 6 February 2013, Official Report, column 15WS, on irresponsible dog ownership, whether the Government plans to bring forward in this parliamentary Session an amendment to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 to allow for the prosecution of attacks that take place on private property.
(142890)
43
N
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 6 February 2013, Official Report, column 16WS, on irresponsible dog ownership, whether the Government plans to bring forward in this parliamentary Session amendments to existing legislation to allow for the introduction of compulsory microchipping in England.
(142892)
44
N
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government to assess the potential effect on milk supplies of the reduction in the options for control of flukicides.
(143007)
45
N
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the European Commission's implementing regulations allowing for the establishment of maximum residue levels for milk in respect of the majority of flukicides.
(143009)
46
N
Ms Margaret Ritchie (South Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has had any recent discussions with the President of the European Parliament on the regionalisation of fisheries management; and if he will make a statement.
(142902)
47
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the recent study conducted by the University of Dundee on the compliance of sunbeds with British and European safety standards; and what steps he intends to take in response.
(142906)
48
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of existing legislation preventing people under 18 years old using sunbeds.
(142907)
49
N
Rehman Chishti (Gillingham and Rainham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of people who died whilst waiting for an organ donation in each of the last 10 years were (a) white, (b) Asian and Asian British, (c) black and black British, (d) Chinese and oriental, (e) mixed and (f) other.
(142901)
50
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of the independent expert opinion obtained by the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals Foundation Trust on the cost benefit analysis of options for the future of the H block at Christchurch Hospital, including the option of demolition.
(143021)
51
N
Mary Creagh (Wakefield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what samples from (a) schools, (b) hospitals and (c) prisons will be taken by the Food Standards Agency during its inquiry into undeclared equine and porcine DNA in meat products.
(142895)
52
N
Mary Creagh (Wakefield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many food sample tests have been conducted by (a) the Food Standards Agency and (b) local authorities acting on behalf of the Food Standards Agency in each of the last five years.
(142896)
53
N
Mary Creagh (Wakefield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2013, Official Report, column 261W, on beef: horsemeat, if he intends that the 796 samples tested for meat identification in 2012 will be tested for the presence of horsemeat.
(143058)
54
N
Mary Creagh (Wakefield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2013, Official Report, column 266W, on Dalepak, how much was spent on (a) food hygiene inspection by Hambleton District Council on 25 June 2012 and (b) the meat composition and labelling inspection by North Yorkshire Trading Standards on 6 March 2012.
(143059)
55
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has any plans to reward GPs for ensuring all the nine basic diabetes tests are delivered for patients with diabetes.
(142997)
56
N
Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to prohibit the commissioning of conversion therapy by (a) clinical commissioning groups, (b) GP commissioning and (c) the National Commissioning Board.
(142816)
57
N
Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received on conversion therapy.
(142817)
58
N
Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will direct the National Specialised Commissioning Team to release all reports prepared for the Advisory Group for National Specialised Services and the National Specialised Commissioning Group which relate to (a) paediatric cardiac surgery, (b) cardiac transplants and (c) extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation.
(142988)
59
N
Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will direct the National Specialised Commissioning Team to publish the report by Professor Michael Arthur, Chairman of the Advisory Group for National Specialised Services, to the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts meeting on 23 April 2012.
(142989)
60
N
Steve Rotheram (Liverpool, Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many defibrillators have been distributed by the National Defibrillator Programme to date; and how many schools have been provided with defibrillators under this programme.
(142893)
61
N
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2012, Official Report, column 349W, on Olympic Games 2012: security, which police forces have been reimbursed for costs incurred in providing policing services to cover for G4S at the Olympic Games; how much each force has received; whether any payments are outstanding; and whether any interest has been paid.
(142891)
62
N
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the changes in visa application rules implemented in June 2012, how many appeals against visa refusals as a result of these changes have been submitted in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland and (c) Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency; how many such appeals were successful; how many such appeals went to tribunal; and what the cost to the Exchequer was of such appeals.
(142908)
63
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people detained for immigration purposes suffered from a mental illness in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.
(143031)
64
N
Priti Patel (Witham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the letter from the Minister for Immigration to the hon. Member for Witham of 15 November 2012 concerning a constituent Mr Andrew Ryman, whether officials will be instructed to (a) review the case and offer further compensation to Mr Ryman in relation to the wrongful seizure of his vehicle and (b) cover the full costs of repairing and recovering Mr Ryman's vehicle.
(143010)
65
N
Priti Patel (Witham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have had their (a) vehicles and (b) other property wrongfully seized by UK Border Force officials in each of the last five years; what the total value of (i) compensation and (ii) ex gratia payments made to such people was; and what the average time taken to settle each claim was.
(143011)
66
N
Priti Patel (Witham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has put in place to ensure that all persons whose property is wrongfully seized by UK Border Force officials are promptly and fully compensated; and if she will make a statement.
(143012)
67
N
Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she intends to review the curriculum at the Police Staff College.
(142897)
68
N
Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, at what stage leadership is taught to police officers above the rank of Inspector.
(142898)
69
N
Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she intends to review the training of senior police officers.
(142899)
70
N
Rebecca Harris (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her policy is on voting financial support to Argentina in (a) the Inter-American Development Bank, (b) the World Bank and (c) other multilateral development banks of which the UK is a shareholder.
(142909)
71
N
Mr Ivan Lewis (Bury South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department supports capacity building projects for the government of Burma.
(143004)
72
N
Mr Ivan Lewis (Bury South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department's officials are able to travel freely throughout Burma.
(143005)
73
N
Mr Ivan Lewis (Bury South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much debt relief has been granted to the government of Burma by the UK.
(143006)
74
N
Mr Ivan Lewis (Bury South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of international humanitarian access to all internally displaced people in Kachin State, Burma.
(143061)
75
N
Sadiq Khan (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have been affected by the supply of contaminated halal meat to prisons.
(143027)
76
N
Sadiq Khan (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the identification of contaminated halal meat in prison food, whether he is investigating the possible contamination of the supply of other religious foods to the Prison Service.
(143028)
77
N
Sadiq Khan (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the company which supplied contaminated halal meat to prisons knows for how long such contamination has been occurring.
(143029)
78
N
Sadiq Khan (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons have received contaminated halal meat.
(143030)
79
N
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2013, Official Report, column 325W, on young offenders: Greater London, what proportion of young offenders leaving custody in each London borough reoffended within 12 months from their release in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12; what the total figure was for 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
(143025)
80
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what representations he has received about the effectiveness of the Solicitors Regulation Authority; and if he will make a statement.
(142990)
81
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which former Ministers were consulted in relation to his decision to withhold papers relating to the case of the Shrewsbury 24; and if he will make a statement.
(142998)
82
N
Thomas Docherty (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Prime Minister, how many bedrooms there are at (a) Chequers, (b) Chevening and (c) Dorneywood.
(142815)
83
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to quantify the economic benefit to West Cumbria of High Speed 2.
(143062)
84
N
Sheila Gilmore (Edinburgh East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether decision makers can send cases back to Atos Healthcare professionals when they believe that a face-to-face assessment or additional written evidence is needed.
(143015)
85
N
Sheila Gilmore (Edinburgh East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many incapacity benefit claimants who have been assessed for employment and support allowance have been placed in the work-related activity group; how many such claimants did not undergo a face-to-face assessment with an Atos Healthcare professional; how many have lodged an appeal; and how many have had their decision overturned.
(143016)
86
N
Sheila Gilmore (Edinburgh East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department provides to (a) Atos Healthcare professionals and (b) decision makers on when to carry out work capability assessments without a face-to-face examination.
(143017)
87
N
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much of the £30 million discretionary housing payment funding in 2013-14 for those affected by the social size criteria will be allocated to Bristol City Council; and how this share was calculated.
(143008)
88
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many residents of Copeland constituency will be affected by the under-occupancy penalty for social housing tenants.
(143063)
91
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with HM Revenue and Customs about tax credit support for Work Programme participants entering self-employment.
(142903)
92
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he will consider the case for an early check of the viability of the business plan of a Work Programme participant entering self-employment to guard against the risk of incurring a large working tax credit overpayment.
(142904)
93
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many rented homes in the social sector are under-occupied in each local authority area.
(142981)

Notices given on Friday 8 February
1
N
Tom Greatrex (Rutherglen and Hamilton West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy is on the creation of new peers.
[Question Unstarred][Transferred] (142515)
2
N
Ian Swales (Redcar): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what guidance his Department has issued on whether carers companies are allowed to treat travelling times between house calls as unpaid time for the purpose of minimum wage calculation.
[Transferred] (143000)
3
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England are employed in the financial services sector.
[Transferred] (143033)
4
N
Thomas Docherty (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a cost analysis has been done of deferral of the main gate decision on the nuclear deterrent.
[Transferred] (143024)
5
N
Ian Swales (Redcar): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much time, on average, carers spend travelling between house calls.
[Transferred] (143003)
6
Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury): To ask the Attorney General, on what dates (a) he and (b) the Solicitor General discussed unauthorised payments made to members of staff at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) with the Director of the SFO in the last year; and what was discussed on each such occasion.
(143076)
7
Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury): To ask the Attorney General, how many legal opinions he has sought on the recoverability of the unauthorised payments made to staff leaving the Serious Fraud Office in 2012.
(143077)
8
Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury): To ask the Attorney General, which consultancies with a relationship with the Serious Fraud Office were the subject of Sir Alex Allan's review.
(143086)
9
Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury): To ask the Attorney General, whether members of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) staff were (a) criticised and (b) faced disciplinary proceedings as a result of Sir Alex Allan's review of the SFO's use of consultants.
(143087)
10
Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury): To ask the Attorney General, whether the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has contracts with any of the consultancies whose relationships with the SFO were the subject of Sir Alex Allan's review.
(143088)
11
Julie Elliott (Sunderland Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2013, Official Report, columns 597-8W, on clothing: fire prevention, if he will make it his policy to extend regulations on fire-retardant clothing to include all children's clothing.
(143090)
12
Shabana Mahmood (Birmingham, Ladywood): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the application rates were for UCAS' January deadline for each of the following UK-domiciled ethnic groups (a) Asian-Bangladeshi; (b) Asian-Chinese, (c) Asian-Indian, (d) Asian-other Asian background, (e) Asian-Pakistani, (f) Black-African, (g) Black-Caribbean, (h) Black-other Black background, (i) mixed-other mixed background, (j) Mixed-White and Asian, (k) Mixed-White and Black African, (l) Mixed-White and Black Caribbean, (m) unknown ethnicity and (n) White in each year since 2004.
(143104)
13
Shabana Mahmood (Birmingham, Ladywood): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the (a) application, (b) acceptance and (c) enty rates were for each of the following UK-domiciled ethnic groups (i) Asian-Bangladeshi, (ii) Asian-Chinese, (iii) Asian-Indian, (iv) Asian-other Asian background, (v) Asian-Pakistani, (vi) Black-African, (vii) Black-Caribbean, (viii) Black-other Black backbround, (ix) Mixed-other Mixed background, (x) Mixed-White and Asian, (xi) Mixed-White and Black African, (xii) Mixed-White and Black Caribbean, (xiii) Unknown ethnicity and (xiv) White in each UCAS application cycle since 2004.
(143107)
14
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the additional revenue generated by the application of annual licence fees for 700 MHz spectrum from the end of 2014.
(143099)
15
Miss Anne McIntosh (Thirsk and Malton): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many trading standards officers there were in England and Wales in 2008; how many trading standards officers there are in England and Wales; how many trading standards officers work on meat testing; and how many tests on meat were conducted in each of the last three years.
(143120)
16
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of whether taxes on a single self-build property through the affordable housing levy and the community infrastructure levy may exceed more than (a) 10, (b) 20, (c) 30 and (d) 40 per cent of the value of that property.
(143115)
17
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the highest level of combined taxes that can be levied on a standard-size three-bedroom self-build property through the new community infrastructure levy and the affordable housing levy.
(143116)
18
Guto Bebb (Aberconwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with Ministers in the Welsh Government on the timing of the rollout of superfast broadband beyond 2015.
(143113)
19
Guto Bebb (Aberconwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with Ministers in the Welsh Government on the criteria used for determining which areas in Wales are prioritised for investment of superfast broadband.
(143114)
20
Andrea Leadsom (South Northamptonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of EU Council Regulation 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport and the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in protecting the welfare of animals during transport; and what steps he plans to take to increase the protection of animals during transport.
(143101)
21
Andrea Leadsom (South Northamptonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of animals which have died during transport in the last year.
(143102)
22
Andrea Leadsom (South Northamptonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to prevent animals exported from the UK being slaughtered in ways that are illegal in the UK.
(143103)
23
Andrea Leadsom (South Northamptonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the welfare of animals during transport.
(143108)
24
Caroline Nokes (Romsey and Southampton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of food waste from the commercial catering sector was sent to landfill in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(143091)
25
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will undertake research with his African and EU counterparts on the links between serious organised crime and the sale of illegal ivory.
(143073)
26
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will raise the use of smartwater technology to improve the (a) traceability of ivory and (b) conviction rates of those trading in illegal ivory at the next meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
(143074)
27
Alex Cunningham (Stockton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which companies took part in the UK trade mission to Burma in December 2012.
(143109)
28
Andrea Leadsom (South Northamptonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of a link between poor early infant attachment and hyperkinetic syndrome.
(143100)
29
Andrea Leadsom (South Northamptonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department uses the term hyperkinetic syndrome to describe Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); and what steps his Department is taking to address the early causes of ADHD in babyhood.
(143106)
30
Miss Anne McIntosh (Thirsk and Malton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to review the role of the Food Standards Agency.
(143075)
31
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders who are European Economic Area nationals were subject to removal from the UK in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.
(143119)
32
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders who are European Economic Area nationals were subject to removal from the UK after serving custodial sentences of less than 24 months in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.
(143135)
33
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she plans to have with police and crime commissioners on the introduction of roadside drug testing.
(143071)
34
Roger Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of fraud made to Action Fraud have led to a successful prosecution in each of the last three years.
(143098)
35
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will introduce smartwater technology to reduce the number of thefts from the Parliamentary estate.
(143072)
36
Alex Cunningham (Stockton North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what reports she has received on whether there is unrestricted access for the delivery of humanitarian access in Burma.
(143110)
37
Alex Cunningham (Stockton North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what mechanisms she has put in place to ensure that British debt relief to Burma is spent on poverty reduction rather than the military.
(143111)
38
Alex Cunningham (Stockton North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many children in Chin State, Burma will benefit from the work of the Myanmar Education Consortium.
(143112)
39
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many non-European Economic Area nationals received custodial sentences of between six and 12 months in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.
(143117)
40
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many nationals of European Economic Area countries received custodial sentences of 12 months or more in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.
(143118)
41
Caroline Nokes (Romsey and Southampton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many motorists drive cars that are not compatible with E10 fuel.
(143069)
42
Caroline Nokes (Romsey and Southampton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of increasing ethanol imports under the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation on the ethanol and biodiesel production sector.
(143070)
43
Julie Elliott (Sunderland Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people employed on zero-hour contracts in (a) the UK, (b) the North East and (c) Sunderland.
(143089)
44
Andrea Leadsom (South Northamptonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the reasons for changes in levels of claims for disability living allowance due to hyperkinetic syndrome and claims for other behavioural disorders.
(143105)
45
Gavin Williamson (South Staffordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with motor neurone disease (MND) are in receipt of (a) disability living allowance (DLA) and (b) attendance allowance (AA); how many people with MND successfully claimed DLA and AA via (i) special rules and (ii) ordinary rules in each of the last five years; and how many people with MND were found not be be eligible for an award under special rules for each benefit in each of the last five years.
(143092)

WEDNESDAY 13 FEBRUARY 

Questions for Oral Answer

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland

*1
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): What recent assessment he has made of the contribution of the nuclear power industry to the Scottish economy.
(142160)
*2
Dr Eilidh Whiteford (Banff and Buchan): What estimate he has made of the number of households in Scotland affected by the under-occupancy penalty.
(142161)
*3
Fiona Bruce (Congleton): What steps he is taking to improve transport links between Scotland and England.
(142162)
*4
Ian Murray (Edinburgh South): What representations he has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the 2013 Budget.
(142163)
*5
Sheila Gilmore (Edinburgh East): What representations he has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the 2013 Budget.
(142164)
*6
Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): What consideration his Department has given to the recommendations of the Electoral Commission's report on the Scottish referendum.
(142165)
*7
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): What recent discussions he has had with representatives of universities in Scotland on the effects of UK Government policy on higher education in Scotland.
(142166)
*8
Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk): What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Ministers in the Scottish Government on the level of gambling machine usage in Scotland.
(142167)
*9
Gemma Doyle (West Dunbartonshire): When he last met representatives of local government in Scotland.
(142168)
*10
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute): What the outcome was of the fuel summit in Glasgow on 31 January 2013.
(142169)
*11
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): What recent assessment he has made of the effect of long-term unemployment in Scotland.
(142170)
*12
Graeme Morrice (Livingston): What representations he has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the 2013 Budget.
(142171)
*13
Gregg McClymont (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East): When he last met the First Minister of Scotland.
(142172)
*14
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): What considerationhis Department has given to the recommendations of the Electoral Commission's report on the Scottish referendum.
(142173)

At 12 noon

Oral Questions to the Prime Minister

Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a question without notice.

*1
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 13 February.
(142823)
*2
Mr Mark Spencer (Sherwood):
(142824)
*3
Claire Perry (Devizes):
(142825)
*4
Anas Sarwar (Glasgow Central):
(142826)
*5
Penny Mordaunt (Portsmouth North):
(142827)
*6
David Mowat (Warrington South):
(142828)
*7
Tristram Hunt (Stoke-on-Trent Central):
(142829)
*8
David Simpson (Upper Bann):
(142830)
*9
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West):
(142831)
*10
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):
(142832)
*11
Charlie Elphicke (Dover):
(142833)
*12
Stephen Pound (Ealing North):
(142834)
*13
Guto Bebb (Aberconwy):
(142835)
*14
Iain McKenzie (Inverclyde):
(142836)
*15
Yvonne Fovargue (Makerfield):
(142837)

Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Wednesday 30 January
1
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what regulations the Government and Equalities Office have repealed in the last six months; and what has been the anticipated cost savings of each such repeal.
(141586)
2
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what regulations his Department have repealed in the last six months; and what has been the anticipated cost saving of each such repeal.
(141585)

Notices given on Thursday 31 January
1
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what regulations his Department repealed between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what estimate he has made of the likely level of savings to (a) the Government, (b) business and (c) the general public.
(141832)
2
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and which regulations his Department repealed between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what estimate he has made of the savings that will accrue to those affected by each such regulation as a result of its repeal.
(141831)
3
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many and which regulations his Department repealed between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what estimate he has made of the savings that will accrue to those affected by each such regulation as a result of its repeal.
(141830)

Notices given on Monday 4 February
1
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time taken is for an employment and support allowance appeal; and how that has changed in the last 12 months.
(142026)

Notices given on Tuesday 5 February
1
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans her Department has for developing a framework between local authorities and network operators for a more efficient application process for permit regimes for the expansion of broadband provision.
(142433)
2
N
Bridget Phillipson (Houghton and Sunderland South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2013, Official Report, column 2W, on asylum, whether her Department plans to ensure that all data held by the UK Border Agency is held in a format compatible with national statistics protocols.
(142431)
3
N
Bridget Phillipson (Houghton and Sunderland South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2013, Official Report, columns 151-2W, on asylum, how many cases were removed from the detained fast track process in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.
(142432)

Notices given on Wednesday 6 February
1
N
Sir Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will record which local authority areas victims of slavery were found in prior to their referral to the National Referral Mechanism.
(142804)
2
N
Sir Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) nationality and (b) gender was of each suspected victim of trafficking referred to the Trafficking Victim Support Scheme operated by the Salvation Army in January 2013; in which region each of the suspected victims was found; and which agency referred each case to the scheme.
(142805)

Notices given on Thursday 7 February
1
N
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for North East Fife of 6 February 2013, Official Report, column 235W, on military bases: Kirknewton, if he will place in the Library a copy of the notes taken of the meeting on 11 January 2011.
(143038)
2
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his US counterpart on the condition of Shaker Ahmed in Guantánamo Bay; and when he now expects Mr Ahmed to be released.
(143037)
3
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with the Whittington Hospital on (a) its future status and (b) the financial requirements necessary for it to achieve trust status.
(143035)
4
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what disposal of (a) land and (b) buildings held by (i) freehold and (ii) leasehold has taken place at the Whittington Hospital sites in each of the last 10 years.
(143036)
5
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in each of the last 10 years, how many asylum applications were received; how many asylum decision were made; how many of those decisions were to (a) approve the application, (b) refuse the application and (c) grant temporary leave to remain; how many failed applicants were removed; how many cases were unresolved, with the total time since the application was given in year bands; and in how many cases all files have been lost.
(143065)
6
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many files are held in the National Archives which are exempted from the 30 year rule; and how many of those files relate to (a) alleged membership of the Communist Party or associated organisations, (b) uses of espionage and (c) people who are still alive.
(143064)
7
N
Tristram Hunt (Stoke-on-Trent Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of spending reductions in the Crown Prosecution Service in Stoke-on-Trent.
(142910)

Notices given on Friday 8 February
1
N
Chi Onwurah (Newcastle Upon Tyne Central): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what definition his Department uses for cybercrime.
(143080)
2
N
Andrea Leadsom (South Northamptonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had on the development of an international motor sport circuit near to the Brecon Beacons National Park; and what information his Department has received on such plans.
(143124)
3
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received on the effect of the (a) affordable housing levy and (b) community interest levy on small family building businesses and single propriertor architects.
(143127)
4
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many representations he has received on the effect of the (a) affordable housing levy and (b) community interest levy on self-build.
(143128)
5
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many representations he has received supporting the use of the affordable housing levy to tax single self-build properties.
(143129)
6
N
Gemma Doyle (West Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cases were dealt with by the Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.
(143121)
7
N
Andrea Leadsom (South Northamptonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what consideration he has given to the use of thorium as a way of meeting future energy need.
(143125)
8
N
Mr Ben Bradshaw (Exeter): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what dates he has met with representatives of supermarkets to discuss the authenticity of meat products since January 2013.
(143095)
9
N
Mr Ben Bradshaw (Exeter): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has asked supermarkets to take to ensure the authenticity of meat products since January 2013.
(143096)
10
N
Andy Burnham (Leigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that horsemeat is not served to patients in NHS hospitals.
(143094)
11
N
Andrea Leadsom (South Northamptonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has commissioned on the causes of hyperkinetic syndrome.
(143123)
12
N
Gregg McClymont (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were referred to NHS facilities in England by NHS Scotland in each of the last five years.
(143097)
13
N
Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on (a) the provision of information by the police to private companies that are planning or taking civil legal action against protesters, where those protesters may be subject to criminal proceedings, (b) the timing of the provision of such information and (c) provision of other practical assistance by the police to companies taking civil proceedings, including service or quasi-service of court papers; whether her Department has established any formal procedures or organisations to (i) facilitate the flow of any such information and (ii) establish compliance with or breach of any such procedures and policies; and if she will make a statement.
(143122)
14
N
Andrea Leadsom (South Northamptonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of support for parents who have children with hyperkinetic syndrome.
(143126)
15
N
Gregg McClymont (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of people caring for less than 20 hours per week and who are not in employment.
(143078)
16
N
Gregg McClymont (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the triple lock on the proposed single tier state pension will apply to benefits accrued by people in the second state pension.
(143079)
17
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of payment by results in the Work Programme.
(143093)

THURSDAY 14 FEBRUARY 
Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Thursday 31 January
1
N
Guy Opperman (Hexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Regional Growth Fund on job creation in (a) Northumberland and (b) the North East.
(141833)
2
N
Guy Opperman (Hexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of women in the workplace.
(141834)
3
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many regulations his Department has repealed in the last six months; and what has been the anticipated cost savings of each such repeal.
(141835)
4
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what regulations her Department repealed between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what estimate she has made of the likely level of savings to (a) the Government, (b) business and (c) the general public.
(141836)

Notices given on Friday 1 February
1
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many regulations his Department has repealed in the last six months; and what the estimated cost-saving has been of each such repeal.
(141887)
2
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many regulations his Department has repealed in the last six months; and what the estimated cost-saving has been of each such repeal.
(141883)
3
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many regulations his Department has repealed in the last six months; and what the estimated cost-saving has been of each such repeal.
(141884)
4
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many regulations her Department has repealed in the last six months; and what the estimated cost-saving has been of each such repeal.
(141885)
5
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many regulations her Department has repealed in the last six months; and what the estimated cost-saving has been of each such repeal.
(141886)

Notices given on Monday 4 February
1
N
Mike Weatherley (Hove): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the comments by Professor Ian Hargreaves on the repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 in his publication Digital Opportunity: a review of intellectual property and economic growth, whether he has received representations from Professor Hargreaves on this matter.
(142020)

Notices given on Wednesday 6 February
1
N
Mike Weatherley (Hove): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether any interested party has indicated that it will pursue legal action against the Government if it does not repeal section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
(142752)
2
N
Wayne David (Caerphilly): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what incentives he will put in place for probation trusts to merge prior to the tendering-out of probation work.
(142580)
3
N
Wayne David (Caerphilly): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether, in the event of implementation of his proposals for outsourcing of probation tasks, the public-sector probation service will be organised on a local, regional or national level.
(142581)

Notices given on Thursday 7 February
1
N
Nia Griffith (Llanelli): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with Ofcom about Royal Mail's universal service obligation.
(142821)
2
N
Nia Griffith (Llanelli): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many small and medium-sized enterprises based in Wales have been successful in winning contracts to supply Government departments.
(142818)
3
N
Nia Griffith (Llanelli): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total value is of contracts to supply Government departments won by small and medium-sized enterprises based in Wales.
(142819)
4
N
Nia Griffith (Llanelli): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the total value of contracts to supply Government departments has been won by small and medium-sized enterprises based in Wales.
(142820)
5
N
Lisa Nandy (Wigan): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2013, Official Report, column 325W, on academies: marketing, if the conferences and seminars were organised by his Department or by an external organisation.
(143066)
7
N
Wayne David (Caerphilly): To ask the Prime Minister, when he last met David Ord; and whether proposals for a Severn barrage were discussed in that meeting.
(143039)
8
N
Wayne David (Caerphilly): To ask the Prime Minister, what (a) meetings, (b) correspondence and (c) emails he has had with Bristol Port since January 2012.
(143040)

Notices given on Friday 8 February
1
N
Nia Griffith (Llanelli): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much additional funding has been given to Wales as a result of the flooding that occurred in 2012; and how this money has been allocated.
[Transferred] (142822)

MONDAY 25 FEBRUARY 
Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Monday 4 February
1
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many and which regulations her Department has repealed between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what estimate she has made of the savings which will accrue to those affected by each such regulation as a result of its repeal.
(142021)
2
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and which regulations his Department has repealed between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what estimate he has made of the savings which will accrue to those affected by each such regulation as a result of its repeal.
(142022)
3
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and which regulations his Department has repealed between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what estimate he has made of the savings which will accrue to those affected by each such regulation as a result of its repeal.
(142023)
4
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many and which regulations his Department has repealed between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what estimate he has made of the savings which will accrue to those affected by each such regulation as a result of its repeal.
(142024)
5
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and which regulations his Department has repealed between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what estimate he has made of the savings which will accrue to those affected by each such regulation as a result of its repeal.
(142025)

Notices given on Tuesday 5 February
1
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Attorney General, how many and which regulations the Law Officers' Departments have repealed between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what estimate he has made of the savings which will accrue to those affected by each such regulation as a result of its repeal.
(142347)
2
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many and which regulations his Department has repealed between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what estimate he has made of the savings which will accrue to those affected by each such regulation as a result of its repeal.
(142346)
3
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and which regulations his Department has repealed between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what estimate he has made of the savings which will accrue to those affected by each such regulation as a result of its repeal.
(142349)
4
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and which regulations his Department has repealed between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what estimate he has made of the savings which will accrue to those affected by each such regulation as a result of its repeal.
(142348)
5
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what regulations his Department introduced between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what estimate he has made of the likely cost of each such regulation.
(142345)

Notices given on Wednesday 6 February
1
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people qualifying for state pension payments on their birthday in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012 received payment of their pension effective from a later date than their birthday.
(142582)
2
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of savings to the public purse accruing in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012 from paying people qualifying for their state pension on their birthday from a date later than their birthday.
(142583)
3
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 10 January 2013, Official Report, column 457W, on social security benefits: hyperactivity, for what reason benefit advice is not provided in respect of specific medical conditions.
(142627)

Notices given on Friday 8 February
1
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what regulations her Department introduced between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and at what cost to the public purse.
(143081)
2
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what regulations his Department introduced between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and at what cost to the public purse.
(143085)
3
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what regulations his Department introduced between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and at what cost to the public purse.
(143084)
4
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what regulations his Department introduced between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and at what cost to the public purse.
(143082)
5
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what regulations she introduced between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and at what cost to the public purse.
(143083)

TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 
Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Tuesday 5 February
1
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 31 January 2013, Official Report, column 938W, on overseas trade: China, what the results were of the London-Hong Kong International RMB Forum about the opportunities to access Renminbi products and services in London, held in December 2012.
(142270)
3
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will review the framework for agreement and arrangements between network operators and land owners on securing wayleaves and rights of way for the roll-out of fibre for broadband provision.
(142351)

Notices given on Thursday 7 February
1
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the effect of charging network operators on the basis of (a) fibre in the ground and (b) fibre used to serve customers; and how he intends that the rateable value of these networks will be assessed in the future.
(142350)

WEDNESDAY 27 FEBRUARY 
Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Thursday 7 February
1
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 5 February 2013, Official Report, column 117W, on broadband, what progress she has made on development of the information economy strategy.
(143067)
2
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 5 February 2013, Official Report, column 117W, on broadband, what progress has been made with (a) local authorities, (b) the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, (c) the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and (d) the Federation of Small Businesses to stimulate broadband take-up by small businesses and encourage innovation through its use.
(143068)

FRIDAY 1 MARCH 
Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Friday 8 February
1
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions (a) he and (b) officials from his Department have had with Ofcom on revising the annual licence fees for 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum.
(143132)
2
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the additional revenue generated by the revision of the annual licence fees for (a) 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum based on the Office for Budget Responsibility's forecasted value of the 800MHz and 2600MHz spectrum in the 4G spectrum auction.
(143133)
3
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions (a) she and (b) officials from her Department have had with Ofcom on making 700MHz spectrum available for mobile communications.
(143130)
4
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions (a) she and (b) officials from her Department have had with Ofcom on the introduction of annual fees for 700MHz spectrum from the end of 2014.
(143131)
5
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions (a) she and (b) officials from her Department have had with Ofcom on revising the annual fees for 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum.
(143134)

Prepared 11th February 2013