Written answers

Friday, 25 January 2013

  • Attorney-General

    • Fraud and Tax Evasion: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many corporate prosecutions for fraud and tax evasion the Crown Prosecution Service has carried out in each year since 2010; and how many such prosecutions...

    • Fraud: VAT

      To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions for VAT fraud the Crown Prosecution Service has carried out in each year since 2010; and how many such prosecutions resulted in a conviction.

      Minimum Wage: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions were successfully carried out for failure to abide by national minimum wage legislation in each year since 2008.

      Procurement

      To ask the Attorney-General what proportion of procurement contracts offered by the Law Officers' Departments has been advertised on the Contracts Finder website since that website's inception.

      Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many rape trials the Crown Prosecution Service has prosecuted in each of the last three years; and how many such prosecutions were conducted either wholly or in...

      Serious Fraud Office: Autonomy

      To ask the Attorney-General whether Autonomy has entered into any contracts with the Serious Fraud Office at any time since 2010.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) how many and what proportion of questions tabled for written answer on a named day by the Law Officers' Departments (a) were answered after 30 days and (b) have...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Business: Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had on simplifying the audit requirements on small and medium-sized companies.

    • Clothing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received on trading regulations concerned with making children's clothing fire retardant.

      Schools: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of employee working hours lost when a school has to close due to inclement weather.

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of officials of the three most senior grades in his Department have (a) resigned, (b) taken...

      Shipping: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of rates of pay for non-UK seafarer ratings and officers employed on UK-registered...

      Tour de France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what support his Department plans to give to businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber to ensure they maximise the benefits from...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Business

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many small and medium-sized business product surgeries have taken place in (a) North Yorkshire, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) England to date.

    • Civil Service: Reform

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress he is making on reform of the civil service.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of staff in No. 10 Downing street work (a) part-time, (b) in a job-share or (c) in another flexible working arrangement.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) consultations and (b) policy reviews each Department has held since May 2010.

      Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of people were employed in the (a) private and (b) public sector in each constituency in each of the last 15 years.

      Health

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average measure of well-being was for each sex of each ethnic group in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Health

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether he has made an assessment of the effect of (a) marriage, (b) religion and spirituality, (c) employment, (d) perceived health, (e) quality of...

      Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate he has made of the number of people with access to the internet in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber...

      Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress his Department has made in eliminating pre-qualification questionnaires for procurements with a value of under £100,000.

      Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many procurement contracts his Department has awarded to small businesses since May 2010.

      Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans his Department has to make Contracts Finder more accessible for small service businesses.

      Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress he has made on encouraging small businesses to bid for Government contracts.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Written Questions

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, how many and what proportion of questions for written answer on a named day by the Church Commissioners (a) received a...

    • Written Questions

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, how many and what proportion of questions tabled for ordinary written answer by the Church Commissioners (a) were...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what benchmarks he has set to monitor the success of the amended Part G building regulations; (2) if he plans to extend...

    • Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will assess the potential effect of the introduction of size criteria in the social rented sector on population density in...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the like-for-like percentage change in formula funding was between 2012-13 and the provisional allocations for 2013-14 for...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Direct Selling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what consideration she has given to taking steps to improve the clarity of responsibility between the Information Commission Office and...

    • Metropolitan Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding her Department allocated to the Metropolitan Police in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; how much she plans to...

      Sports: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding is available to allow (a) community sports groups and (b) school groups to travel to specialist facilities.

      Sports: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding is available for the creation of specialist sports facilities in England and Wales.

  • Defence

    • Apache Helicopter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of upgrading an Apache AH64D helicopter to the new variant AH64E; and if he will make a statement.

    • Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate his Department has made of the total cost of the Network Enabled Airspace Defence and Surveillance project.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the in-service date is of the Future Capabilities Programme for the Tranche 2 Typhoon.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment he has made of recent reports of (a) high temperatures on the horizontal tail surfaces at high altitude, (b) problems with...

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what contracts for providing car park management services to his Department are held by private companies; (2) what the total value is of any...

      Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff in his Department were in receipt of continuity of education allowance in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12; and what the cost to...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what recent review has been undertaken of the Royal Navy's strategic need for (a) roll-on roll-off shipping, (b) merchant vessels and (c) merchant...

  • Education

    • Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects the Ofsted report into school sports to be published.

    • Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) when he plans to respond to question 109998 tabled on 23 May 2012; (2) when he plans to respond to question 106505 tabled on 9 May 2012.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biomass: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Scottish Government on the Scottish Government's decision to use planning regulations...

    • Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) upon what assumptions the modelling scenario in his Department's consultation on electricity market reform were based; (2)...

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether, in its consultation on electricity market reform, his Department has made an assessment of successful auctions with multiple...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to his Department's press notice 2012/128 of 19 October 2012, on local energy bills, from which departmental budget the...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which Minister approved the award of the Green Deal communications contract to Freud PR.

      Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of insulation installations which have been (a) placed on hold and (b) cancelled in Wales since...

      Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many times in the last (a) six and (b) 12 months he has met representatives of the insulation industry.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what research his Department has commissioned or evaluated on the effectiveness of existing electricity market auctions with multiple...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with external organisations on bee health.

    • Bees: Insecticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department is carrying out research into the potential harmful effects of using neonicotinoid insecticides in...

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress his Department has made on the implementation of the voluntary code of best practice for the dairy industry.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of dairy farming in the UK.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made by his Department in discussions over a voluntary Code of Practice on contractual relationships...

      Farming Regulation Task Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the implementation of the Farming Regulation Task Force which reported in May 2011.

      Food Composition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many officials of his Department work on monitoring food composition; and how many did so in 2010.

      National Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding his Department provided for the National Parks Sustainable Development Fund in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to his Department's Business Plan 2011-15 what payments were made by his Department to organisations as part...

      Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many horses were brought to slaughter at UK abattoirs in each of the last four years.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the effect of the ongoing trials for alleged war crimes related to the 1971 Bangladeshi...

    • Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the prevalence of religious extremism in Bangladesh.

      Banks: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the views of the (a) French and (b) German governments on the (i) establishment of a European...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the present state of political, cultural, trade and military relations with China; and if he will...

      Costa Rica

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the present state of political, cultural, trade and military relations with Costa Rica; and if he...

      Mexico

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the present state of political, cultural, trade and military relations with Mexico; and if he...

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 16 January 2013, Official Report, column 775W, on Pakistan, on how many occasions in each of the last...

      Panama

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the present state of political, cultural, trade and military relations with Panama; and if he...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of procurement contracts offered by his Department has been advertised on the Contracts Finder website since...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he intends to ask the United Nations Security Council for the creation of a no-fly zone in Syria.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many and what proportion of questions for written answer on a named day by his Department (a) received a substantive answer...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many and what proportion of questions tabled for ordinary written answer by his Department (a) were answered after 30 days...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether it remains the Government's policy to maintain sanctions on the President of Zimbabwe and certain Zanu-PF members.

  • Health

    • Bread: Salt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of average levels of salt in bread sold in the UK in the last five years.

    • Doctors: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many doctors that failed their fitness to practice assessment in each of the last five years in England and Wales (a) were trained in a foreign...

      Doctors: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many doctors underwent a fitness to practice hearing in each of the last five years in England and Wales; and how many such doctors failed the assessment.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether local area teams will be responsible for the accreditation of GPs with a special interest from April 2013; and if he will make a statement;...

      Health and Care Professions Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has any contingency arrangements in place to support the operation of the Health and Care Professionals Council if insufficient...

      Health Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how servicing sparsely populated rural communities is being reflected in his Department's formula.

      Lead: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department issues on the human health effects of exposure to lead; and if he will make a statement.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many UK medical students are predicted to graduate in 2013.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many foundation year places for medical graduates there will be in 2013.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what options are available to medical graduates who do not receive a place on a foundation training programme; (2) pursuant to the answer to the...

      NHS Commissioning Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how (a) the NHS Commissioning Board and (b) Clinical Commissioning Groups will be held accountable for implementation of the NHS Mandate commitment...

      NHS Commissioning Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the development of commissioning policies and service specifications by the NHS Commissioning Board, (1) what consideration he has...

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how NHS property services will be held accountable at a local level; (2) whether NHS property services will have to report on a regular basis to...

      NHS: Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the NHS and private companies working on the NHS estate take to recycle used batteries; and what arrangements are in place to monitor such...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the proposed transfer of debt from primary care trusts to clinical commissioning groups in North Yorkshire.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what consideration he has given to the possible consequences of the manipulation of Libor for interest rates paid by the NHS; and if he will make a...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS staff in Buckinghamshire were paid over (a) £50,000, (b) £65,738 and (c) £100,000 in the last year for which figures are available.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) district nurses, (b) health visitors, (c) community psychiatric nurses, (d) community matrons and (e) community learning disabilities nurses...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions (a) he and (b) Ministers have had on mandatory nurse staffing levels; and what evidence has been presented of a direct link...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) the present level of obesity in the population and (b) the projected level of...

      Pharmacy: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pharmacists that failed their fitness to practice assessment in each of the last five years in England and Wales (a) were trained in a foreign...

      Pharmacy: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pharmacists underwent a fitness to practice hearing in each of the last five years in England and Wales; and how many such pharmacists failed the...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of procurement contracts offered by his Department has been advertised on the Contracts Finder website since that website's inception.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) with reference to his Department's document on the value for money addendum to the strategic outline case for the national proton beam therapy...

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the future availability of left atrial appendage occlusion devices for the treatment of patients diagnosed with...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many and what proportion of questions for written answer on a named day by his Department (a) received a substantive answer after the named day...

  • Home Department

    • Deportation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign prisoners, on completion of their sentence, were deported via London Gatwick airport in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011 and (d)...

    • Drugs: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 16 January 2013, Official Report, column 774W, on Pakistan, which other countries the UK has provided...

      Entry Clearances: Belarus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Belarusian nationals (a) applied for and (b) were refused visas for entry into the UK by her Department's Consulate at the British...

      Entry Clearances: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how her Department distinguishes between people who want to obtain UK visas for (a) business purposes and (b) other reasons.

      Illegal Immigrants: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many business establishments in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire have been visited by the UK Border Agency to investigate the...

      Illegal Immigrants: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals who were found to be working illegally in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire in each year since 2008 have...

      Immigration: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for marriage visas to non-EU citizens were (a) received and (b) fully processed by her Department in (i) August and...

      Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2013, Official Report, column 419W, on intelligence services, whether the UK has at any point in...

      Police: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment she has made of the possible effect of the High Court decision of 24 July 2012 in the case of Leeds United Football...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason the United Kingdom Border Agency does not have a general process or target time for investigating missing documents and...

  • International Development

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of staff in her Department currently work (a) part-time, (b) in a job-share or (c) in another flexible working arrangement.

    • Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether the UK provided any (a) financial and (b) other aid to Japan following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 5 December 2012 from the Rt hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms G...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which countries receiving UK aid she considers to have made no progress towards graduating from receipt of that aid since 2010.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which countries receiving aid from her Department she expects to graduate from receiving that aid within the life of this Parliament.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment she has made of progress of those countries receiving aid from her Department in graduating from receipt of that aid.

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many and what proportion of officials of the three most senior grades in her Department have (a) resigned, (b) taken voluntary...

  • Justice

    • Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment he has made of the exercise by judges of their power to adjourn proceedings in criminal cases; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

    • Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many employment tribunals have taken place relating to zero-hour contracts in each of the last three years.

      Fines: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the total value of fines and orders issued by courts in Blaenau Gwent in 2011-12 is that have not yet been collected; (2) how much money...

      Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 so that small and medium-sized...

      Small Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many cases were allocated to the small claims track in 2012; and on how many such case judgements were made; (2) how many applications were...

  • Scotland

    • Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportion of procurement contracts offered by his Department has been advertised on the Contracts Finder website since that website's inception.

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer of 16 January 2013, Official Report, column 779W, on official hospitality, what specific steps his Department has taken to reduce...

  • Transport

    • Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much additional money was made available by his Department to (a) each local authority in the UK and (b) North Yorkshire County Council for road...

    • Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what timetable he has set local authorities in (a) Derbyshire, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) Sheffield City region to determine the allocation of major...

  • Treasury

    • Corporation Tax: Duchy of Cornwall

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had on the tax status and eligibility for corporation tax of the Duchy of Cornwall.

    • Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the value of (a) UK exports of cars to the EU and (b) UK imports of cars from the EU was; and what the value of (i) UK exports of cars to the rest of...

      NHS Commissioning Board: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 16 January 2013, Official Report, column 761W, on NHS Commissioning Board: pay, on what date the Chief Secretary to the Treasury...

      Northern Rock

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 21 January 2013, Official Report, column 100W, on Northern Rock, if officials in his Department were made aware of any earlier...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff are employed in HM Revenue and Customs' minimum wage enforcement teams; and how many such staff were employed in each year since 2008.

      Self-employed: Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many people who are self-employed claimed child benefit in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland and (c) each parliamentary constituency in the last year for...

      Taxation: Whisky

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of a per bottle or production tax on the Scotch whisky industry; (2) what recent...

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 26 November 2012, Official Report, column 78W, on working tax credits, how many families are no longer eligible for working tax...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to answer question 136741, tabled on 8 January 2013 for answer on 14 January 2013.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Marriage: Ceremonies

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what discussions she has had with (a) local authorities and (b) the Church of England on her proposals for (i) council halls, (ii) village halls and...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he intends to publish a client charter setting out planned performance standards for the new Child Maintenance Service which began work...

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications to the new statutory child maintenance scheme have been (a) received and (b) processed to the point of initial clearance,...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made on implementation of stage one of the new child maintenance system; whether he intends the current pathfinder group...

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received about the usability of the new arrangements for the Directgov jobs database; what assessment he has made...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households have accessed the additional employment support available for families who will be affected by the household benefit cap to...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people who are no longer entitled to contribution-based jobseeker's allowance after six months and...

      Pension Credit: East Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Haltemprice and Howden constituency were in receipt of pension credits in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when his Department plans to publish the independent research design to examine the effects of the personal independence payment on (a) mental...

      Personal Independence Payment: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the annual financial benefit to injured service personnel and veterans from the armed forces independence payment.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects universal credit recipients to be able to report a change of circumstance online.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether all new applications for in- work benefits will be treated as applications for universal credit from April 2014; and if he will make a...

      Universal Credit: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the number of ex-service personnel that stand to benefit from the decision to disregard income from...

      Universal Credit: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the annual cost of disregarding income from war pensions and armed forces compensation scheme...

      Universal Credit: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the annual financial benefit to injured service personnel and veterans of disregarding income from war...

      Work Capability Assessment: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have (a) undergone work capability assessments, (b) been found capable of work, (c) appealed against their assessment and (d)...

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