Written answers

Monday, 6 January 2014

  • Cabinet Office

    • 10 and 11 Downing Street

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) whether the occupants of the flats in (a) 10 and (b) 11 Downing street contribute to a reserve fund to help cover unexpected maintenance and...

    • Brain Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people have survived brain cancer in each of the last three years.

      Cancer: Children

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many children have been diagnosed with cancer in each of the last three years.

      Employment: Medway

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people in Medway local authority area have entered the workforce for the first time since May 2010; and how many were (a) aged 16 to 24 years...

      Immigration

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate she has made of the number of (a) Romanian and (b) Bulgarian passport holders in the UK on 19 December 2013.

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what proportion of the working time of officials in his Department has been dedicated to the Iraq Inquiry since 1 January 2013; (2) when he...

      Kidneys: Diseases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many cases of mortality in (a) Bolton South East constituency, (b) Bolton, (c) Greater Manchester and (d) England have been due to (i) acute and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 15 November 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Rayne Myrick.

      Mesothelioma

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his most recent estimate is of the number of people who will die from mesothelioma in the next 30 years.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the current level of youth unemployment on the west coast of Scotland is.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he has met the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to discuss the development of the universal credit programme.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

  • Northern Ireland

    • Historical Enquiries Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff have been recruited to work for or with the Historical Enquiries Team in the last 12 months; and what the community background is...

  • International Development

    • Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many times she or her Ministers have visited (a) TradeMark Southern Africa and (b) TradeMark East Africa projects to date.

    • Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what information her Department holds on how much of (a) TradeMark Southern Africa and (b) TradeMark East Africa funding is in a trust fund.

      Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many times she or her Ministers discussed TradeMark Southern Africa between April 2013 and October 2013.

      Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what mechanism her Department has put in place to assess and demonstrate the effect of (a) TradeMark Southern Africa and (b) TradeMark...

      Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when she of her Ministers were first informed of the problems uncovered by ICAI with the TradeMark Southern Africa project.

      Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) meetings, (b) telephone calls, (c) letters and (d) other forms of communication (i) she and (ii) ministers have had with...

      Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much money she personally approved for the TradeMark East Africa project.

      Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which countries have received support from the TradeMark East Africa project.

      Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she has taken to review the culture and practices of TradeMark East Africa in the last 12 months.

      Developing Countries: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the role of national parliaments and legislators in preparing and implementing REDD+ strategies in...

      Developing Countries: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much her Department has provided to (a) bilateral and (b) multilateral funds that have subsequently been used to support capacity...

      Developing Countries: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions she has had with her counterparts in other donor countries on allocating a proportion of all multilateral REDD+...

      Developing Countries: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations the UK representative to the Global Environment Facility has made of the need for that body to focus on capacity...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to paragraph 7.1 of Treasury Minute, on the twenty-sixth Report from the Committee on Public Accounts, Session 2012-13,...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the effect of restrictions on access into and out of Gaza is on the international response to the floods in Gaza.

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development at the meeting between co-ordination of Government Activities in the territories and international donors and diplomats on 14 December...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to address the deficiencies identified by the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent progress her Department has made in sending further humanitarian aid to Syria.

  • Attorney-General

    • Tickets: Fraud

      To ask the Attorney-General if his Department will publish a breakdown for each of the years available of (a) suspected fraud prosecutions and (b) confirmed fraud prosecutions pertaining to...

  • Defence

    • Chief of Defence Materiel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the current Chief of Defence Materiel will continue is his capacity in addition to his new role as Chief Executive of DE&S+.

    • Defence Equipment and Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the financial savings that would be achieved over a 10 year period from (a) the Defence Equipment and Support plus model and...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answers of 4 December 2013 to the hon. Member for Moray, Official Report, column 674W, and of 25 November 2013 to the hon. Member for...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what date will DE&S+ will be match-fit to undertake procurement for his Department.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what condition would have to be met for a GoCo proposal to be considered for Defence procurement in the future.

      France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what level of help, support and co-operation the UK armed forces have provided to the French intervention in the Central African Republic; and what plans...

      Mali

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what support his Department gave to French military operations in Mali; and if he will make a statement.

      Military Bases: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel stationed at (a) RAF Lossiemouth and (b) RAF Leuchars have stated Moray or Fife in their first and second joint personnel...

      Military Bases: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2013, Official Report, columns 480-81W, on military bases: Yorkshire and the Humber, what communications by letter...

      Military Bases: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2013, Official Report, columns 480-1W, on military bases: Yorkshire and the Humber, if, before his Department...

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what support his Department provides to employers to assist employees who are army reservists; and how their skills will enhance the employer's company....

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to provide an update on progress with recruitment to the Army Reserve.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date he plans to provide an update on the costs of the Future Reserves 2020 measures.

  • Justice

    • Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were convicted of (a) burglary, (b) sexual assault, (c) grievous bodily harm, (d) rape, (e) manslaughter, (f) attempted murder, (g)...

    • Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which individuals and organisations (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have visited since February 2013; and when each such visit took place.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Family Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effect of the legal aid reform on family law costs; and if he will make a statement.

      Police Custody: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to reduce the incidence of death in custody of those from Black, Asian or ethnic minority backgrounds.

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many times the word ‘poverty’ has been mentioned in his Department's parliamentary answers in Session (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13.

      Treason Felony Act 1848

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make it his policy to bring forward legislative proposals to repeal section 3 of the Treason Felony Act 1848. [R]

  • Home Department

    • Advisory Council On the Misuse of Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria were used for appointing members of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs; and whether any veterinary surgeons were...

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers are (a) currently seeking asylum in the UK and (b) waiting to be returned to their country of origin.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum interviews have been delayed due to difficulties in obtaining a Home Office interpreter in (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and (c) 2013 to...

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will reconsider the decision to deport Isa Muaza to Nigeria; and if she will make a statement.

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons she has decided that Boko Haram was not a threat to the life of Mr Isa Muaza.

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which capabilities included in the original e-Borders business case (a) have been taken out of scope and (b) are under consideration for...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the capability to reconcile a passenger arriving on a foreign national passport and leaving on a UK passport as included in...

      Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what budget her Department has allocated to increasing rates of asset recovery in cases of grand corruption.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of programmes undertaken by local authorities under funds made available through...

      Cybercrime: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department has given any support to the Scottish Government in (a) tackling cyber crime or (b) combating cyber attacks against...

      Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2013, Official Report, column 397W, on rape, which police forces are now live on the data hub.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals (a) were deported and (b) successfully appealed against deportation under section 32 of the UK Borders Act 2007 in...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether prior permission had been granted by the Nigerian authorities for the arrival of Ifa Muaza following his deportation; and for...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what upper limit is set to the costs of deporting a single individual.

      Detainees: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much compensation was paid to victims of unlawful detention by police forces in England and Wales in 2012-13.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people taken into police detention were tested for the presence of Class A drugs under section 63B of the Police and Criminal...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many new psychoactive substances have been identified by her Department's Forensic Early Warning System in each month since it was...

      Extremism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what reports the Domestic Extremism Unit at the Metropolitan Police have passed to her Department in the last 24 months; and when her...

      Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people entering the UK on intra-company transfers had NVQ level 4 qualifications in 2012-13.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the UK Visas and Immigration specialist trafficking team is now fully operational; and how many staff are working on human...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what specialist training is offered to asylum case owners with respect to (a) identification of cases of trafficking and (b) working with...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish and place in the Library her Department's evaluation of the advertising campaign using the phrase 'go home or face arrest'.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 2 December 2013, Official Report, column 531W, on immigration offences, how many people have been (a) arrested and...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many named individuals are currently listed in the Home Office immigration database for illegal migrants.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people who were in the UK illegally have (a) been subject to enforced departure from the UK and (b) left the UK voluntarily in each...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal entrants have been detained at ports of entry to the UK on more than one occasion through the use of sniffer dogs in each of...

      Illegal Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many businesses in (a) Cannock Chase constituency and (b) Staffordshire have been fined for employing illegal foreign national workers in...

      Immigrants: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many unaccompanied minors, excluding those from other EU member states, have entered the UK in the last 12 months; (2) how many...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the length of time an individual has been held in prison solely under immigration powers is used to decide which time-served foreign...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been listed as an immigration or asylum absconder in each of the last five years.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the potential costs and benefits of extending transitional controls on EU accession states; and if she will...

      Immigration Controls: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer from the Secretary of State for Transport of 12 November 2013, Official Report, column 572W, on aviation, why her...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have received an immigration decision and reached appeal rights exhausted stage in each of the last three years.

      Immigration: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to her Department's overarching impact assessment of the Immigration Bill, published on 14 October 2013, if she will publish a...

      Immigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will place in the Library records of all the consultations received during the impact assessment for the Immigration Bill in relation...

      Immigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children were entered onto the UK Border Agency database in each of the last five years; how many alerts requiring investigation...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether access to any websites or domains is blocked from computers in her Department; and if she will publish a list of all such websites...

      Interpol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much Interpol has charged and received for providing major event support teams in (a) the UK and (b) EU member states in each of...

      Interpol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2013, Official Report, column 2, on Interpol, what the length of time between issue and withdrawal...

      Interpol: Europol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent Europol shares information with Interpol; and what steps Europol takes to ensure that information it relies on has not been...

      Ketamine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she will take in response to the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs' recommendation that ketamine be reclassified as a Class...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of how many small and medium-sized legal practices in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) South Yorkshire and...

      Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on compliance costs for enforcement of legislation relating to (a) academic institutions and (b) marriages in...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to the Minister of Immigration dated 31 October 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester,...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to the Minister of Immigration dated 4 November 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester,...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 4 November from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms Sultanat...

      National Crime Agency: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the National Crime Agency on its work in Northern Ireland.

      National Crime Agency: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the operation of the National Crime Agency in Northern Ireland.

      National Crime Agency: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what activities the National Crime Agency currently conducts in Scotland.

      Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 9 October 2013, Official Report, column 313W, on offences against children, who authorised the destruction of 114...

      Offences Against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many dedicated staff at GCHQ will be appointed to tackle the problem of child abuse material being shared on peer-to-peer networks; what...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to make a comprehensive estimate of the number of non-EU international students who leave the UK at the...

      Passports: Fingerprints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will estimate the likely cost to the public purse of adding fingerprint verification to second generation passports.

      Passports: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times automatic passport reading machines have been idle since 31 May 2013.

      Passports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the Scottish Government's proposal to continue to recognise any currently valid UK passports until their expiry date in...

      Pay Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether offices of (a) her Department and (b) its executive agencies have access to Sky Sports or an equivalent premium sports television...

      Police: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) dogs and (b) dog handlers were employed by each police force in each year from 2008 to 2013.

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons her Department's Balance of Compliance study was not published on 11 December 2013; and when she intends to publish this study.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sexual offences reported to the police in the last five years occurred (a) more than 20 years ago, (b) between one and 20 years ago...

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the Scottish Government’s proposal for joint working between the UK and Scottish security services in the early...

      Stop and Search: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to ensure that her Department’s review of police stop and search powers will enable Essex police to continue to...

      Witnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of appeals for witnesses in criminal investigations.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to answer question 177453 from the hon. Member for Gillingham and Rainham, tabled on 22 November 2013 for answer on 27...

  • Work and Pensions

    • AEA Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions following the takeover of the AEA Technology Pension Scheme by the Pension Protection Fund, what steps he is taking to protect members of the...

    • Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has gained from asset sales since 2010.

      Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the targets for Atos are for (a) waiting times for medical assessments and (b) length of time for processing and completing paperwork...

      Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what timescale has been set for ATOS Healthcare to respond to correspondence from hon. Members on behalf of constituents; what advice his...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the amount of child maintenance that will be received by parents with care under the child maintenance 2012 scheme...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his Department's final impact assessment of the Child Support Fees Regulations 2014, and pursuant to the contribution of the...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what savings his Department expects to achieve following the introduction of fees to use the new CMS collection service, (a) during the...

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people who are eligible to claim cold weather payments in 2013-14; and what estimate he has made of...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent progress his Department has made on implementing the Government's Cycle to Work scheme.

      Disadvantaged: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will make it his policy to seek funding from the European Aid to the Most Deprived Fund to support food banks in the UK; (2) what...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of successful appeals to decisions on eligibility for employment and support allowance are subsequently recalled for interview;...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recipients of contributory employment and support allowance have stopped receiving this benefit after one year since 1 April 2012; and...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people made claims for employment and support allowance in each London borough in each of the last 12 months; and what the average...

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the success of the Work Choice wage incentive for young people.

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the role of (a) personal budgets and (b) individual placement and support in the delivery of Work Choice.

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applicants were waiting for referral to Work Choice in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to respond to the Independent Advisory Panel Report on Residential Training College Provision.

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to expand Work Choice to (a) internships and (b) voluntary work.

      Employment: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to increase employment on the west coast of Scotland.

      EU Social Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which public funds are classified by the EU as (a) social assistance and (b) social security for the purposes of interpreting requirements of...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish details of the process by which individuals are signposted to food banks by Jobcentre Plus; and what guidance his Department...

      Guaranteed Minimum Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate his Department has made of the number of people affected by ending the payment of guaranteed minimum pension increases; (2)...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Jobcentre Plus offices have closed since 2010.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance his Department issues to decision makers in Jobcentre Plus on the eligibility for jobseeker's allowance of unemployed people who...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps jobcentres take to ensure that jobseeker's allowance claimants are aware that they can apply for hardship grants.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of jobseeker's allowance claimants sanctions were subsequently overturned on appeal in each of the last five years.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps jobcentres take to ensure that jobseeker's allowance claimants are aware that they may appeal sanction decisions.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what additional training has been provided to Jobcentre Plus advisers and decision makers ensuring that his new jobseeker's allowance sanctions...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Swindon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average length of time in receipt of jobseeker's allowance is for claimants in Swindon aged (a) 16 to 24, (b) 25 to 49 and (c) over 50...

      Multiple Births

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans the Government has to help the higher one-off costs of childcare of families who have had multiple births.

      Multiple Births

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate the Government has made of the number of mothers who give up work after having multiple births.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the number of eligible pensioners that do not currently receive pension credit in (a) Glasgow North West...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the average waiting time is for his Department's response to an initial application for personal independence payment; what the...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received on delays and backlogs in personal independence payment assessments.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints have been made about the personal independence payment assessment since it was introduced.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to his Department is of disability assessments for personal independence payments.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for personal independence payments have been made since the scheme was introduced.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff carry out disability assessments for personal independence payments (a) nationally and (b) by region.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidelines his Department has issued on how long a disability assessment for a personal independence payment should take.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the maximum length of time is within which primary contractors are required to complete their part in personal independence payment...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many personal independence payment claims to date have been delayed since the applications were first made; what the average length of...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions where final responsibility lies for delays with personal independence payment assessments; what the causes are of those delays; and if he will...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) average and (b) longest length of time is for a decision to be made for a personal independence payment (i) in the Brighton and...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people requested benefits advances in the most recent year for which figures are available; what proportion of those people received...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of how much his Department spent on publicising benefits in (a) 1997, (b) 2001, (c) 2005, (d) 2010 and (e) 2012.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many sanctions Jobcentre Plus has issued in the last year due to a claimant undertaking part-time study being judged as not available for...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many employment and support allowance claimants have a musculo-skeletal condition; and how many such claimants have been in receipt...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the prospects for digital by default in the benefit system.

      Social Security Benefits: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assistance his Department provides to benefit claimants with reading and writing difficulties and who are new to using computers to use...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will respond to the urgent e-mail sent by the hon. Member for Isle of Wight on 3 December 2013 relating to the availability of ATOS...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if his Department will write to individuals with a statement of their foundation amount under the new state pension system.

      Unemployed People: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of jobseekers do not have basic computer literacy skills; what support his Department provides to improve the basic computer...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost to self-employed claimants of universal credit of meeting the requirement to provide accounting...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what work on the universal credit project has been done offshore.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many internal reviews of the universal credit project there have been since 2011.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) civil servants and (b) non-civil servants are currently working on development of the universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have moved on from working on the universal credit programme since its start.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what involvement the Digital Government Service currently has in the development of the universal credit IT system.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he made in 2011 of the suitability of using Agile IT methods to develop the universal credit IT system.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to pages 134-5 of the Office for Budget Responsibility’s document Economic and fiscal outlook for December 2013 (1) if...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the likelihood that universal credit claimants will be able to migrate from the current IT infrastructure to the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the additional cost, compared to his current plans of (a) making universal credit payments fortnightly and (b) allowing...

      Welfare State: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the cumulative impact of his Department's welfare reforms since May 2010 on (a) working households, (b) workless...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what mechanisms his Department uses to identify the number of winter fuel payment recipients who use off-grid energy; (2) how many...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recipients of winter fuel payment there are in each parliamentary constituency in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many voluntary sector organisations identified in the first Work programme stock take are not included in the most recent stock take.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent assessment is of the level of innovation being achieved by Work Programme providers.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the reasons for the fall in Work Programme performance reported in the December performance statistics.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what targets he has set in relation to people who leave prison and move onto the Work Programme; (2) how the Work Programme has...

  • Education

    • PISA Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the findings of the recent PISA report.

    • PISA Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the findings of the recent PISA report.

      PISA Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the findings of the recent PISA report.

      Teachers' Pay and Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress his Department has made on negotiations with teaching unions on teachers' pay and conditions and industrial action.

      Royal College of Teaching Proposals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of proposals for the establishment of a Royal College of Teaching.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the effect of domestic violence on children's education.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many free schools he expects to be open at the end of the present Parliament.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many current headteachers or principals of free schools do not have a professional teaching qualification; (2) how many headteachers or...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will list the free schools for 16 to 19 year olds that are operating in the 2013-14 academic year; how many (a) 16 and (b) 17 year olds have...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 28 November 2013, Official Report, column 399W, on free schools, whether it is his policy to respond to a decision note from...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2013, Official Report, column 463W, on free schools, for what reasons he has no plans to publish records of...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) all-through free schools have facilities to provide hot school meals.

      Targeted Basic Needs Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the adequacy of targeted basic needs funding.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will list the free schools and university technical colleges his Department is funding; how many children have been enrolled at each such...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 11 December 2013, Official Report, columns 260-61W, on academies, how payment is calculated for academy brokers in relation...

      Academies: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) on what date the BAU Foundation Trust was approved as a suitable sponsor for academies; and whether that approval is still in force; (2) on what...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of children adopted over the age of five whose adoption breaks down before adulthood.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will bring forward legislative proposals to make post-adoption support a requirement on adoption agencies across the UK.

      Al-Madinah School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 18 November 2013, Official Report, column 729W, on Al-Madinah school, if he will now publish the qualifications held by each...

      Apple

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what electronic or paper records were taken at the meeting between the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families and...

      Arts: Foundation Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions Ministers in his Department had with their Ministerial colleagues at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the...

      Arts: Foundation Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of (a) the cost of teaching an arts foundation diploma and (b) how many hours of teaching are needed on an arts foundation...

      Arts: Foundation Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many students obtained an arts foundation diploma in the years (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13.

      Charities: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to educate young people about charity in schools.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to encourage new childcare providers to enter the commercial market.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what measures his Department is taking to encourage schools to work with private and voluntary providers to offer after-school and holiday child care.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education to what budget the £8 million funding for improving access to childcare places for families in London will fall; and what estimate he has made of...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools currently provide 8am-6pm childcare.

      Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department gives to schools to ensure children use school computers to access the internet safely.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many notifications of significant incidents were provided to Ofsted for each month of 2012 and 2013 that has been quality assured in full;...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many serious case reviews have been published since the Serious Case Review Panel was established; and if he will list them.

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent on (a) Christmas cards and (b) Christmas card postage in each year from 2005 to 2012.

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent on Christmas (a) trees, (b) decorations, (c) parties and (d) drinks in each year from 2005 to 2012.

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much ministerial private offices in his Department spent on (a) Christmas cards and (b) Christmas card postage in each year from 2005 to 2012.

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much ministerial private offices in his Department spent on (a) Christmas trees, (b) Christmas decorations (c) Christmas parties and (d) Christmas...

      Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 17 December 2013, Official Report, column 589W, how many hours each non-executive member of his Department's board spent in...

      Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 17 December 2013, Official Report, columns 588-89W, on directors, what roles are played in his Department's formal government...

      Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 17 December 2013, Official Report, column 589W, on directors, what support and facilities his Department provides to each...

      Discovery New School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the (a) projected and (b) actual costs of establishing the Discovery New School, Crawley, West Sussex were.

      Discovery New School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what continuing liabilities his Department has in respect of the property occupied by the Discovery New School, Crawley after the school closes; and...

      Discovery New School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what arrangements he has put in place for the continuing education of pupils at the Discovery free school following its closure.

      Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what objectives he has set for the Dyslexia-SpLD Trust to ensure schools and local authorities are provided with the best possible guidance over the...

      Early Intervention Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what amount of funding from the early intervention grant his Department has clawed back for projects initiated by his Department; and to what uses that...

      Early Intervention Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what change there was in the level of early intervention grant funding to each local authority (a) by amount, (b) by percentage and (c) per...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what specific evidence he considered to inform his decision of 10 December 2013 to reduce funding for 18-year-olds in full-time education.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what research he has undertaken into the comparative per pupil funding levels given by his Department to the different phases of education; and if he...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding his Department has given to the education of 16 to 18 year olds in each of the last five years; and what the expected funding will be...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons his Department plans to reduce by 17.5 per cent the funding for 18 year-olds in education from September 2014; and if he will make a...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make an assessment of the effect of the changes announced to funding for 18-year-olds in full-time education, including the effect on...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reason his Department did not undertake a consultation before announcing a reduction in funding for 18 year olds in full-time education.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how public sector spending reductions affect his Department’s plans for foster care services.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what arrangements he is making to extend the provision of foster care up to age 21.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when his Department plans to make an announcement on the new criteria for free school meals under universal credit.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he will continue to assess free school meal eligibility for children aged five, six and seven after the introduction of universal free school...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether the pupil premium allocation will continue to be calculated on the number of children at a school who have been registered for free school...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether the criteria for free school meal eligibility will change for children aged five, six and seven after the introduction of universal free school...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how schools can apply for funding for upgraded kitchen and dining facilities to support the introduction of universal free school meals for children...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools will require new or upgraded (a) kitchen, (b) dining and (c) kitchen and dining facilities to support the introduction of universal...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has identified those schools which will require new or upgraded kitchen and dining facilities to support the introduction of universal free...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he expects schools which will require new or upgraded kitchen and dining facilities to support the introduction of universal free school meals...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consultation his Department carried out before taking its decision to resume funding for full-time 18 year old learners by 17.5 per cent in 2014-15.

      Kings Science Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) pursuant to the answer of 29 November 2013, Official Report, column 476W, on Kings Science Academy, if he will request and then publish a copy of...

      Kings Science Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what action was taken by his Department as a result of the email to his Department on 5 September 2013 from Action Fraud regarding Kings Science...

      Kings Science Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what recent assessment he has made of the progress of the disciplinary investigation being carried out by Kings Science Academy; (2) how many...

      Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what his Department’s policy is on (a) recording and (b) retaining official records of ministerial meetings with external organisations;...

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 14 October 2013, Official Report, column 606W, on music education, how much funding his Department has allocated for music...

      National College for Teaching and Leadership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will publish the most recent appraisal of the performance of the leader of the National College for Teaching and Leadership undertaken in line...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many two year olds are receiving early years education in settings rated as satisfactory or requires improvement.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what steps he has taken to reduce the number of school exclusions for children with special educational needs; (2) how many special educational...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his latest assessment is of how the pupil premium is helping the poorest students.

      Regional Schools Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding has been provided to establish regional school commissioners in (a) the current financial year and (b) each of the next three years.

      Regional Schools Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether regional school commissioners will advise him on education for 16 to 19 year olds in their respective regions.

      Regional Schools Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what interaction he will expect regional school commissioners to have with (a) the Education Funding Agency and (b) Ofsted.

      Regional Schools Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether principals of further education and sixth form colleges will be represented on the headteacher boards to be established to support regional...

      Regional Schools Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on which of his specific statutory responsibilities he expects the regional school commissioners to advise him.

      Regional Schools Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans that the new regional schools commissioners will take office.

      Regional Schools Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the estimated cost is of establishing the new regional schools commissioners.

      Regional Schools Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the terms of employment will be of the new regional schools commissioners.

      Regional Schools Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the powers will be of the new regional school commissioners.

      Samsung

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether a (a) member of his Private Office and (b) policy official attended the meeting he had in May 2013 with representatives of Samsung; and for...

      School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 3 December 2013, Official Report, column 651W, on School Information (England) Regulations 2012, what the level of compliance...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the cost of the additional 8,000 surveys that will be undertaken for the Property Data Survey.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department has spent on contractors to (a) carry out property data surveys and (b) provide asset management software to support the...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the expected timeframe for the introduction of a new National Funding Formula for schools is.

      Schools: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many of the schools assessed by Ofsted in Greater Manchester in 2013 were rated as (a) outstanding, (b) good, (c) requiring improvement and (d)...

      Schools: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools in the North West of England have been assessed as being (a) outstanding, (b) good, (c) requires improvement and (d) inadequate since...

      Schools: Personnel Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the total cost to the public purse of human resource services in academies; and what the HR costs of the school system...

      Shannon Matthews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) when he made public the decision not to publish the serious case review on the case of Shannon Matthews; (2) on what basis he made the decision...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of special educational needs students attained more than five A* to C grade GCSEs or equivalent, including English and mathematics, in...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to ensure that initial teacher training students receive the appropriate support for teaching students with...

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many 16 to 18-year-olds were not in education, employment or training in (a) England, (b) London and (c) Hendon constituency in each of the last...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Army: Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2013, Official Report, column 440W, on Army: Germany, what account he took of paragraph...

    • Army: Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2013, Official Report, column 440W, on Army: Germany, whether he has taken any specific...

      Curzon Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2013, Official Report, column 157W, on the Curzon Institute, whether the contract agreed...

      Curzon Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2013, Official Report, column 157W, on the Curzon Institute, whether Afzal Amin was...

      Fire Services: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make a statement regarding the proposed merger of Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue services.

      Fires: Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how his Department defines a fire death; and how his Department records such deaths.

      Fires: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many household fires were caused by electric heaters in each of the last 10 years; and how many such fires resulted in (a)...

      Housing: Demolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many dwellings were demolished by each of the Housing Market Renewal Pathfinders in each year that scheme was in operation.

      Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent on ministerial salaries in the last year for which figures are available.

      Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2013, Official Report, columns 364-5W, on Travellers, if the Government will work with the...

      Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he has taken to support small high street businesses.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what measures are in place to ensure that capacity market agreements are properly structured to support the independent financing of...

    • Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if the Government will review the proposed penalty regime for the capacity market to ensure that independent generators are not...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if the Government will extend the length of the proposed capacity market agreements to facilitate new competition in the wholesale...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if the Government will introduce support mechanisms to help fuel cells and hydrogen energy reach their potential in the UK.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how many electricity smart meters were installed in domestic properties in Scotland in (a) 2012 and (b) 2013; (2) how many gas...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to his statement of 2 December 2013, Official Report, column 631, on energy bills, what assessment his Department has made of...

      Forests: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the role of forest governance and national legislation in implementing REDD+ strategies in developing...

      Forests: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the role national parliaments and legislators play in implementing REDD+ strategies in developing countries.

      Forests: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the total amount is which his Department provides to (a) bilateral and (b) multilateral funds to support capacity building in...

      Forests: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how his Department supports the development of national REDD+ legislation in developing countries.

      Forests: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with his counterparts in other donor countries on allocating a proportion of all multilateral REDD+ funds...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of (a) recent research published in the US into radon gas contamination of shale gas gathered...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the volumes of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) which may be extracted from the earth in...

      Water Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions his Department has had with water companies on the possibility of generating electricity from the flow of water within...

      Wind Power: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the impact of policy changes relating to offshore wind farms on Navitus Bay.

  • Transport

    • Airports Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total cost to the public purse of the Airports Commission will be over the life of the Commission.

    • Airports Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost of the further study of the Isle of Grain option outlined in the interim report of the Airports Commission; and...

      Alstom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have held with Alstom in respect of its decision to restructure its transport sector.

      Belfast City Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of the effect on Belfast City Airport of the removal of the city airports category in proposed EU regulation...

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to improve disabled access on the UK bus network.

      Calderdale Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what investment plans he has for new rolling stock for the Calderdale line; and when he expects new stock to come into service.

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of public funding required for the Crossrail rolling stock contract; and how much of that funding will be provided by (a) his...

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the evaluation of bids for the Crossrail rolling stock contract will take into account the social and economic effect on (a) associated supply...

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received in respect of the Crossrail rolling stock contract from the (a) Mayor of London and (b) Japanese government.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 27 November 2013, Official Report, columns 303-4W, on cycling, how the £35 million invested to deliver safer junctions...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many cases of suspended driving licences involving the DVLA's medical officer have been outstanding for (a) three, (b) three to six and (c) over...

      Great Western Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the expected completion date of the Great Western MainLine electrification works.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the latest estimate of the costs of the Hoo Green to Barmfurlong section of the proposed High Speed 2.

      London Underground

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what discussions he has had with the Mayor of London and Transport for London on what protections will be put in place to ensure that passengers...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) following the reclassification of Network Rail, whether he will take additional powers to direct Network Rail's borrowing; (2) what estimate he...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of the reclassification of Network Rail on maintenance and upgrade work following the reclassification of its...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport who will sign off the pay and bonuses of Network Rail executives following Network Rail's reclassification by the Office for National Statistics.

      Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what revenue support has been received by Northern Rail since 2010.

      Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of the (a) risk and (b) benefits of devolving Northern Rail services; (2) what assessment he has made of potential...

      Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the new short-term franchise for Northern Rail services is a contract extension or a new contract.

      Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consultation his Department has undertaken with passengers regarding the award of a short-term franchise for Northern Rail services.

      Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to his Department in respect of (a) consultancy fees and (b) other matters has been in respect of the short-term franchise for Northern...

      Pedestrian Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will review departmental guidance on (a) pedestrian crossings and (b) the time allowed for a pedestrian to cross.

      Pedestrian Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will commission a review of guidance on the location of pedestrian crossings to ensure that casualties are minimised.

      Pedestrian Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to review (a) the current guidance on pedestrian crossings and (b) the amount of time pedestrians have to cross the road at those...

      Pedestrian Crossings: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make an assessment of the effect of recent changes in the number of school crossing patrol officers on the safety of children's journeys to...

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether train operating companies qualify for Schedule 8 payments from Network Rail when timetabled rail passenger services are cancelled in...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what costs will fall on the public purse in the form of (a) additional and (b) total payments to each train operating company as a consequence of the...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what costs will fall on the public purse in the form of (a) additional and (b) total payments to each train operating company as a consequence of the...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the implications are for TUPE arrangements of the statement on page 81 of the franchising prospectus that there will be an umbrella agreement...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of former British Rail freight sidings currently owned by freight operating companies would be of greater benefit to rail freight...

      Railways: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the total premium payments made by Northern Rail since 2010 are; (2) what Government subsidy has been received by Northern Rail since 2010;...

      Railways: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the average quantity of effluent that is discharged directly onto railway tracks each week.

      Railways: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what estimate he has made of the number of trains which still discharge effluent directly onto railway tracks; (2) what estimate he has made of...

      Railways: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on which routes trains still discharge effluent onto railway tracks.

      Railways: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether his Department has made representations to the (a) rolling stock operating companies and (b) train operating companies to end the...

      Railways: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps have been taken by (a) rolling stock operating companies and (b) train operating companies to modify rolling stock which does not have...

      Railways: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Government requires all new rolling stock on UK railways to have effluent retention tanks.

      Railways: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department issues guidelines on the frequency which train effluent tanks must be emptied.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what leasing costs have been paid to rolling stock leasing companies on each franchise in each of the last ten years; (2) what the total leasing...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what steps he has taken to introduce the regulation of fair rates of return for the rolling stock operating companies recommended by the McNulty...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of market share of the rolling stock leasing companies.

      Virgin Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what obligations there are in the franchise and contract extension of Virgin to maintain its rolling stock; and whether those obligations specify the...

      Virgin Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what obligations there are in the franchise and contract extension for Virgin Trains to maintain its rolling stock; and whether those obligations...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether Alstom Traincare is responsible for all train maintenance on the west coast main line; (2) what arrangements will be made to ensure the...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether (a) he and (b) his officials have been advised whether Alstom will be selling Alstom West Coast Traincare; and what discussions he or they have...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely effect on train reliability and quality if Alstom West Coast Traincare is sold.

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether maintenance staff employed by Alstom West Coast Traincare will be transferred to Virgin Trains in the event of the sale of Alstom West Coast...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether maintenance staff employed by Alstom West Coast Traincare will be transferred to another contract in the event of the sale of Alstom West Coast...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many passengers used the West Coast Main Line during peak periods between (a) Euston and Birmingham and (b) Euston and Manchester in (i) 2010, (ii)...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether maintenance staff employed by Alstom West Coast Train Care will return to Virgin Trains under the provisions of the Transfer of Undertakings...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether maintenance staff employed by Alstom West Coast Train Care will move to another contract under the provisions of the Transfer of Undertakings...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether Alstom has informed his Department that it plans to sell Alstom West Coast Traincare.

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have held with Alstom in respect of the future of Alstom West Coast Traincare.

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether Alstom West Coast Traincare is responsible for all train maintenance on the West Coast Main Line; (2) what arrangements his Department...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential effect on train reliability and quality in the event that Alstom West Coast Traincare is sold.

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of GDP represented by the cost of alcohol-related conditions and accidents.

    • Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which bodies receive the funds accruing from penalties imposed on NHS trusts because of ambulance handover delays; and what restrictions there are...

      Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what further steps his Department plans to take to implement the recommendations made in, Services for People with rheumatoid arthritis, Tenth Report of...

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to improve public health policies to tackle the chemical causes of breast cancer.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what NHS funding was allocated to (a) all breast cancer research, (b) prevention of breast cancer and (c) research into the links between breast cancer...

      Breasts: Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assistance the Government is giving to people who have had faulty breast implants while compensation for those people is agreed.

      Cholera

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of cholera were treated by the NHS in each region in each of the last five years.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the review by NHS England on the future funding formula for the distribution of resources to clinical commissioning groups across...

      Cockermouth Community Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the compliance of the process by which a commercial lease was entered into for a pharmacy at Cockermouth Community Hospital with...

      Deloitte

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of correspondence from Peter Coates, Commercial Director in his Department, to Mike Turley of Deloitte MCS Limited,...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average time taken from scan to dementia diagnosis is; and whether his Department intends to repeat the scan every two to three years.

      Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many cases of bronchitis were treated by the NHS in each region in each of the last five years; (2) how cases of Crohn's disease were treated...

      Fractures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support people with osteoporosis receive following a first fracture; and if he will establish a fracture liaison service linked to hospitals.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the consequences for his Department of the decision that accident and emergency training is no longer required during GP...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of hepatitis A were treated by the NHS in each region in each of the last five years.

      Hospitals: Worcestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the NHS's new five year funding plan will affect hospitals in Worcestershire.

      Kidneys: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what health education programmes his Department has initiated in the last 12 months to raise the level of public awareness of chronic kidney...

      Kidneys: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to reduce levels of late diagnosis of chronic renal failure; (2) how many people were diagnosed with chronic...

      Mental Health Services: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the per capita spend on mental health services was by primary care trusts in (a) Medway and (b) Kent in each of the last five years; and how those...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 November 2013, Official Report, column 166-7W on mental health services: young people, how many bed days were recorded for...

      NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) name was of each consultant used and (b) value was of each contract for consultancy for the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement in...

      NHS Trust Development Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 17 December 2013, Official Report, column 600W, on NHS Trust Development Authority, how much each contract was for; and how many...

      NHS: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 17 December 2013, Official Report, column 600W, on NHS: crime prevention, how much NHS Protect spent, by area of...

      NHS: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who the senior responsible officer is for NHS Protect.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that savings made in the NHS do not disproportionately affect some areas more than others.

      NHS: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much land, by hectare, is owned by the NHS but not currently in use in London region; (2) how much land, by hectare, is owned by the NHS but...

      NHS: Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2013, Official Report, column 523W, on NHS management consultants, if he will name each of the contractors to whom...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what actions his Department is taking to improve and standardise the information in NHS service provider quality accounts; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much food waste by tonne was disposed of by the NHS in East Midlands region in each year since 2010; (2) how much food waste by tonne was...

      Nurses: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of UK nurses who have left the NHS before normal retirement age in each of the last five years.

      Peters & Peters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what occasions Peters & Peters have (a) been instructed by or (b) acted on behalf of his Department in each year since 2005.

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what structures his Department has put in place to ensure appropriate communication between clinical commissioning groups and NHS England regarding...

      Psychology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many appointments with occupational psychologists officials in his Department had in each of the last 10 years.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients from (a) Somerset, (b) Devon, (c) Cornwall and (d) Dorset were referred to (i) Sheffield and (ii) London for stereotactic...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many emergency surgery procedures were carried out according to the 2012-13 hospital episodes statistics data for (a) general surgery, (b)...

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2013, Official Report, column 530W, on USA, what study trips to America officials from (a) his Department and (b)...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • BBC Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will discuss the issue of political impartiality at the BBC with the BBC Trust.

    • BBC: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will discuss with the BBC Trust the financial effect of BBC network commissions on (a) BBC Scotland and (b) the wider economy in...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how the £10 million fund announced in the Autumn Statement will test innovative solutions for delivering superfast broadband...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the average broadband speed is in (a) the UK, (b) the City of Bristol and (c) Bristol North West constituency.

      Culture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the regional distribution of capital for culture projects across England.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 15 November 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to...

      Mobile Phones: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether she plans to bring forward proposals to change the regulation of the mobile telephone sector.

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what criteria her Department has set for a museum to become a national museum funded by direct grant-in-aid from her Department.

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the national lottery has disbursed funds to community groups based outside the UK in any of the last 10 years, other than for...

      Olympic Games: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which ministers will be attending the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in an official capacity.

      Sports: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what specific targets her Department has set for increasing sports participation rates amongst young people; and what recent assessment...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many Environment Agency staff were employed to help maintain waterways to reduce flooding risk in each of the last three...

    • Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many Environment Agency staff were employed in flood alleviation works in each of the last three years.

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many formal responses his Department received to its flood insurance consultation.

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions his Department has had with retailers about the supply of food for food banks.

      Gangmasters Licensing Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what proportion of the £397,000 lost wages to workers identified in Gangmasters' Licensing Authority operations...

      Land: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed withdrawal of the Contaminated Land Capital Grants scheme...

      Natural England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the criteria used in the shortlisting and selection of candidates for the chairmanship of Natural England were; and if...

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the cost of the fishery protection fleet in each year to 2016-17; and what share of that cost...

  • Treasury

    • Capital Allowances: Farms

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward legislative proposals in the Finance Bill to provide that any farm-based reservoir forming part of a wider irrigation system is...

    • Celtic Football Club

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will investigate reports that the Co-operative Bank provided exceptionally low interest rate loans and overdraft facilities to Celtic Football Club.

      Child Care Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many households receiving childcare tax credits have at least one worker earning under (a) £10,000, (b) £10,500, (c) £11,000 and...

      Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Act 2010

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Act 2010 in reducing the exposure to liabilities from...

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will introduce the rural fuel duty discount for those independent fuel stations having a rateable value below £50,000.

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made on plans to compensate non-sophisticated customers mis-sold interest rate hedging products by RBS and Natwest; and whether...

      Government Securities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list all current guarantees.

      Meetings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what meetings he had with (a) Sir Howard Davies, (b) the Secretary of State for Transport and (c) the Mayor of London between 9 and 17 December 2013;...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 11 November 2013, Official Report, column 465W, on minimum wage, how many people were paid below the minimum wage in the most...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the Exchequer was for each year of the regional employers NICs holiday scheme.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2013, Official Report, column 436W, on non-domestic rates, what estimate he has made of how many of the 300,000 retail...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Government will fund the Mayor of London's decision to limit 2014 season ticket price rises to RPI+0.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he had with Transport for London and the office of the Mayor of London before the announcement in the Autumn Statement that the average...

      Secondment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of his Department's civil servants have been seconded to (a) the private sector and (b) trades unions in each year since 2010.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the level of welfare savings needed in 2016-17 and 2017-18 to ensure that the rate of reduction in departmental expenditure...

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the annual cost to the public purse is of (a) diplomatic missions around the world and (b) the UK's membership of the UN and international bodies; if...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list all current statutory levies.

      Taxation: Gaming Machines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the tax yield has been from (a) fixed odds betting terminals and (b) category (i) B1, (ii) B2, (iii) B3, (iv) B3A and (v) B4 gaming machines in...

      Taxation: Gaming Machines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the expected tax yield from (a) fixed odds betting terminals and (b) category (i) B1, (ii) B2, (iii) B3, (iv) B3A and (v) B4...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much HM Revenue and Customs has spent in preparation for the implementation of universal credit to date.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employees of HM Revenue and Customs are working on the implementation of universal credit.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on small businesses of the imposition of VAT surcharges for periods during which those businesses were given time...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many children needed tax credits to escape low income in (a) April 2010 and (b) the latest period for which figures are available.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to question 177784, tabled by the hon. Member for Manchester Central on 26 November 2013 for answer on 28 November 2013.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to increase the number of people advanced a learner loan in order to undertake an apprenticeship.

    • Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he has taken to reduce the proliferation of business support schemes at a local level; and if he will make a statement.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on each Solutions for Business product in financial years 2010-11 to 2012-13.

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how often the beneficial ownership register will be updated; and how the information on that register will be verified; (2)...

      Consumers: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what new steps he is taking to improve consumer protection.

      Employment Agencies: Corby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what enforcement action has been taken following the visit by HM Revenue and Customs and officers from his Department to...

      Energy: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to secure state aid approval from the European Commission so that compensation can be provided to...

      Energy: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the timeline is for securing state aid approval from the European Commission for compensation for energy-intensive...

      Energy: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make it his policy to provide energy-intensive industries with greater long-term certainty by confirming that...

      Financial Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to establish an independent inquiry to look at practices of other financial institutions in response to the...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 11 December 2013, Official Report, column 245W, on the post office, whether any Crown post offices not...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his Department is doing to ensure that small business customers and third sector organisations do not suffer as a result of...

      Skills Funding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many voluntary sector organisations were registered providers with the Skills Funding Agency in each of the last five years.

      Trading Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what recent representations he has received in respect of Trading Standards and Carhire UK; (2) what measures are in place...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative is implemented in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what discussions he has had with the Afghan Government on recent incidents of violence against female politicians in...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress his Department has made in ensuring that women in Afghanistan are protected as they participate in their everyday...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his counterparts in member states on women’s rights in Afghanistan; and what such...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Afghan counterpart about the impeachment of ministers by the Afghan Parliament.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to protect female human rights defenders in Afghanistan; and what consideration he has given to a...

      Azerbaijan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he raised the issue of human rights in Azerbaijan during his trip to Baku; and if he will make a statement following his...

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise with his Bahraini counterparts access for Mr Abdulwahab Hussain to appropriate medical treatment while he is in...

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the treatment of Hasan Mashaima and Abduljalil Al-Singace and of their access to their families.

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings officials in his Department have held with the government and civil society organisations in Bahrain concerning...

      British Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in respect of which projects the British Council has collaborated with (a) BAU Bahcesehir University and (b) the BAU Trust in...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the headcount of the Diplomatic Service was on the latest date for which figures are available.

      EU Common Foreign and Security Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with (a) the European Commission and (b) his European counterparts about updating the European...

      Exports: Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's policy is on the sale of crowd control equipment to Bahrain; and if he will make a statement.

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many reports there have been of illegal incursions of Spanish vessels in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters in 2013.

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the European Commission about border delays at the Spanish border with Gibraltar; and if...

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Indian government about legislation in that country which may discriminate...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the government of Israel on the Prawer Plan for the demolition of Bedouin homes without...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Libyan Government to hold a full inquiry into the events that led to BOAC flight 045 to...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Israeli government on the finding of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps he has taken to urge the Israeli government to halt demolitions in occupied Palestinian territories for the...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will discuss with his counterparts in the EU what steps the EU might take to urge the Israeli government to halt...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment the Government has made of the effect of Israeli blockades of raw materials on the Gaza economy; and what...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment the Government has made of the availability of electricity to Palestinians following the recent flooding in Gaza.

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has advised any lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people that they should not visit Russia on the...

      Russia and Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his counterparts from Russia and Ukraine in relation to their bail-out plans.

      Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what reports he has received on the imprisonment by the Saudi Arabian authorities of two Ahmadi Muslims on grounds of...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what estimate his Department has made of the quantity of British-supplied non-lethal military support that has been...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential for seizure of non-lethal military equipment by groups not affiliated to the Free...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what items of non-lethal military support will now not be sent to the Free Syrian Army following the capture of the Bab al-Hawa...

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will (a) discuss with the Moroccan ambassador to the UK and (b) instruct the British ambassador in Rabat to make reports...

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