Written answers

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of the office space owned or leased by his Department is not in regular use; what the total (a) rental and (b)...

    • Overseas Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many non-UK EU students studying at private universities used the Student Loan Company in the last year for which data is...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students in each private university (a) have access to the student loan system, (b) are studying HNCs and HNDs and (c)...

  • Wales

    • Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of the office space owned or leased by his Department is not in regular use; what the total (a) rental and (b) retail value is of all such...

    • Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the (a) name, (b) location, (c) floor space, (d) tenure status and (e) value is of properties (i) owned and (ii) occupied by his Department.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many civil servants are on each pay grade in his Department.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of staff of his Department work outside of London; and in which local authorities such staff are located.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which vessels purchased commercial fishery licences for the waters off Ascension Island in 2013.

    • Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many fish of each species were caught in Ascension Island's commercial fishery in 2013.

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place a copy of the accounts of the Ascension Island government for financial years (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c)...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of rape, sexual violence and murder of rape victims by members of the military in Burma; and what...

      Cambodia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent meetings HM Ambassador to Cambodia has had with family members of Cambodian political prisoners who remain in jail.

      Cambodia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings he has had with Cambodian political and civil society leaders since May 2010.

      Cambodia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to his Cambodian counterpart on (a) land grabs, (b) human rights, (c) free and fair elections...

      Cambodia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Cambodia.

      Cambodia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the UK took (a) unilaterally and (b) through the EU prior to elections in Cambodia in July 2013 to ensure they were...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliament: Access

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, for what reason the entrance and exit gates at Carriage Gates were closed to...

  • Treasury

    • European Investment Bank

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what contribution the UK makes to the funds of the European Investment Bank.

    • Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the average price of a bottle of (a) spirits and (b) wine is comprised of tax; and if he will make a statement.

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the conclusions he has given to Ernst and Young's economic impact assessment of the wine and spirit industry in the UK;...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average length of time taken by his Department is to answer a freedom of information request.

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people who will become higher rate taxpayers between 2010-11 and 2014-15 as a result of changes to income tax...

      Mining: Colombia

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reports he has received on whether the Colombian mining industry, including companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, is contracting army units...

      National Insurance Contributions: New Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many firms benefited from the regional employer national insurance contributions holiday in each region.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much HM Revenue and Customs paid to private debt collection agencies in 2012-13; (2) how many private debt collection agencies are currently used...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average holding time was for telephone calls made to HM Revenue and Customs' (HMRC) customer service helpline in each of the last 12 months; what...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average duration of single periods of sick leave taken by staff in each HM Revenue and Customs business stream was in each of the last five years.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff have left each HM Revenue and Customs business stream in each of the last five years.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many days were lost due to staff sickness in each HM Revenue and Customs business stream in each of the last five years.

      Tax Allowances: Married People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the assessment by the Office of Tax Simplification of his proposals for a transferable tax allowance.

      Tax Allowances: Married People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many staff HM Revenue and Customs expects to dedicate to administering the transferable tax allowance (a) in its first year of operation and (b)...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate his Department has made of the net effect in (a) cash terms and (b) as a proportion of the average annual income of the 2.5 per cent...

  • Home Department

    • British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will list all the people who have been deprived of British citizenship since 2010.

    • Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 7 January 2014, Official Report, column 185W, on human trafficking, what data is collected in the Case Information...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many identified victims of human trafficking did not participate in criminal proceedings in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 8 January 2014, Official Report, column 233W, on human trafficking, who will undertake the review of the National...

      Human Trafficking: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people were convicted of human trafficking offences in each of the last five years; (2) what estimate her Department has made...

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of how representative each police service is of its community.

  • Transport

    • Aviation: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects of additional airport capacity in the South East of England on the economies of other...

    • British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that the British Transport Police adhere to the College of Policy standards.

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he made of the recent survey by the charity, Guide Dogs, on the number of blind and partially-sighted people who report that cars...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of the office space owned or leased by her Department is not in regular use; what the total (a) rental and (b) retail value is...

    • Business: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions she has had with banks in Northern Ireland on the level of business lending.

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment she has made of the effect of the 2013 Autumn Statement on the prospect for economic growth in the Northern Ireland economy.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 22 January 2014, Official Report, columns 189-90W, on electoral register: Northern Ireland, what discussions she has...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 22 January 2014, Official Report, columns 189-90W, on electoral register: Northern Ireland, what assessment she has...

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what most recent assessment is of the outcome of the 2013 Investment Conference.

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions she has had with UK Trade & Investment since the 2013 Investment Conference on following-up opportunities for...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the dates and duration were of each meeting she has held with the Chief Constable of Northern Ireland since 1 January 2014.

      Richard Haass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the dates and duration were of each conversation she had with Dr Richard Haass between 25 December 2013 and 1 January 2014.

      Tourism: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions she has had with (a) the Northern Ireland Executive and (b) the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect of the level...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what assessment she has made of whether the recruitment process for non executive directors of Government departments meets equality and diversity...

    • Pupils: Bullying

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what organisations have applied to conduct an evidence review into tackling homophobic bullying in schools.

  • Education

    • Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received from any local authorities with a projected school place shortage that will not be met by free school provision.

    • Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children in England in 2012-13 failed to get a GCSE grade A*-C in both English and mathematics.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received from local authorities about overprovision of school places in areas where a free school or schools are (a)...

      Schools: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools were built (a) with and (b) without fire sprinklers in each of the last 10 years.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department's withdrawal of bursaries for trainee religious education teachers on the level of...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • 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, if he will publish the...

    • Curzon Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) on what dates (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have met representatives of the Curzon Institute; (2) on...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 13 January 2014, Official Report, column 363W, on Enterprise Zones, how many jobs have been created in...

      Government Departments: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many Government-owned properties and public land sites (a) have been sold since 2010, (b) are projected to be sold in...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how his Department expects the cost of installing, maintaining and repairing special equipment and adaptations for housing will...

      Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many units of retirement housing of all tenures were completed in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13.

      Local Government Finance: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the total funding from his Department was for each London borough in each of the last five years.

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government of 18 December...

      National Parks: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if his Department will consider introducing an exemption for extending permitted development rights in national parks.

      Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library details of all transactions recorded by his Department under the Catering and Hospitality...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what requirement the Homes and Communities Agency imposes in respect of the proportion of one-bedroom properties to be provided...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's announcement in January 2014 of a review of how more social homes can be built, what...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of the office space owned or leased by his Department is not in regular use; what the total (a) rental and (b) retail value is of all...

    • Charities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the prevalence of fundraising by charities in streets and other public places.

      Emergencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps his Department has taken to ensure that local resilience forums have effective and linked websites providing public information before,...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what proportion of chairs of public bodies appointed since 5 May 2010 are (a) men and (b) women; (2) how many chairs of public bodies were (a)...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which of the public appointments made by Government in each department between 1 April and 30 September 2013 were to remunerated posts; and in what pay...

      RAF Croughton

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether the Intelligence and Security Committee has visited RAF Croughton during the last two years. [R]

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Hunterston Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions his Department has had with the Scottish Government on storage of waste from Hunterston nuclear power station.

    • Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when his Department submitted its application to the European Commission for approval of providing state support for the financed...

      Nuclear Power: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the UK-France Declaration on Nuclear Energy of 31 January 2014, what the dates and themes have been of the joint...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of contracts connected to decontamination work at Sellafield have been awarded to parent companies of Nuclear...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess whether there was a benefit to the local supply chain in West Cumbria from the work of Nuclear Management Partners at...

      UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the Government's commitment to give due consideration to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) when...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 25 November 2013, Official Report, column 21W, on bovine tuberculosis and with reference to the...

    • Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will bring off-grid energy within the remit of the energy regulator.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Secretary of State for the Home Department on charges for firearm licences.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the value of private sector investment has been in flood defences in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department has taken since 2008 to raise awareness among vulnerable residents in flood risk areas.

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of local authority flood control centres during and after major...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department has taken to introduce a public information campaign for use by the media and local authorities to...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the Association of British Insurers and other relevant organisations about exploring and...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the Department of Health on developing a single set of flood-related health...

      Floods: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on flood protection in Brighton, Pavilion constituency in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09, (c)...

      Floods: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations he received from public authorities in the Somerset Levels for assistance following the flooding in late...

      Floods: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what date his Department received requests for assistance from Somerset County Council arising from flooding incidents.

      Floods: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what dates his Department received requests for assistance from Sedgemoor District Council arising from flooding incidents.

      Liquefied Petroleum Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect of fuel price rises on households using liquefied petroleum gas.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many public appointments his Department made in the last 12 months; how many such appointments are remunerated posts;...

      Reservoirs: Maps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress his Department has made in providing local resilience forums with inundation maps for both large and small...

      UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the Government's commitment to give due consideration to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child...

      Waste Disposal: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many fires there have been at waste transfer stations in the last three years. [R]

  • Justice

    • Aviation: Lasers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2014, Official Report, column 223W, on aviation, how many convictions have been made under Article 222 of the Air...

    • Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of the office space owned or leased by his Department is not in regular use; what the total (a) rental and (b) retail value is of all...

      Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects that his proposed round- table meeting with groups representing survivors of childhood sexual abuse will take place; and when he expects...

      Office of the Public Guardian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many safeguarding referrals remained unprocessed by the Office of the Public Guardian on the first day of each month from 1 May 2010; (2) how...

      Office of the Public Guardian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by the Office of the Public Guardian in each month since May 2010.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which prisons have gone through his Department's benchmarking process to date; and which prisons are due to be benchmarked under that process during 2014...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the name, opening date and operator of each prison in England and Wales are.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice under payment of results schemes for the provision of offenders services, what proportion of the contract will be subjected to this scheme.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will summarise the research and evidence sources that underpinned his decision to open the supply of probation services to a wider range of...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to ensure women released from prison into a different contract package area under the Transforming Rehabilitation proposals will...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to prevent those women's centres which do not end up in Transforming Rehabilitation supply chains closing from a lack of funds.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what criteria will be used to award Transforming Rehabilitation contracts in respect of women's services.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost to the public purse will be of the delays in splitting the Probation Service into the National Probation Service and community...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what timetable is for the remainder of the Transforming Rehabilitation plans including the (a) invitation to tender deadline, (b) awarding of contracts...

      Reoffenders: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate her Department has made of the number of repeat offenders with undiagnosed mental health issues.

      Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to reduce the cost of youth custody in Young Offender Institutions.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what measures are in place to support the resettlement of young offenders back into the community.

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many suicide attempts have been reported involving children held in custody.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department notifies claimants of attendance allowance at the start of the application process that they must state in their...

    • Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of the office space owned or leased by his Department is not in regular use; what the total (a) rental and (b) retail value is...

      Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which organisation his Department and its subsidiary bodies use to tackle internal instances of crime, including corruption and fraud; and...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will waive the 104 weeks' residency requirement for disability living allowance claimants who (a) have refugee status, (b) made their...

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance his Department has given to disability employment advisers on referring disabled individuals for training at specialist...

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) when he intends to respond to the July 2013 report of the Independent Advisory Panel which reported to Ministers on the future provision...

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many disabled people were referred by disability employment advisers for training at specialist residential training colleges in each...

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of residential training colleges in providing access to employment to those with complex...

      Fracking: Fylde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what on-the-ground inspections have been planned by the Health and Safety Executive for the two new proposed shale gas drilling sites in Fylde.

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of social housing tenants affected by the implementation of the under-occupancy penalty who have been given exempt status are...

      Older Workers: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of women aged between 50 and 64 leaving employment.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make an assessment of the potential effects of introducing a mandatory living wage on levels of child poverty.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken to make a decision to award personal independence payments to claimants with terminal cancer is.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) which paid public appointment contracts he has (a) renewed and (b) not renewed since May 2010; and how many posts were held by (i) women...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many benefit claimants have been sanctioned in each (a) jobcentre region and (b) parliamentary constituency in each month in each of the...

      Statutory Sick Pay: Miscarriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what exceptions are in place for those who claim statutory sick pay for a miscarriage at between 20 and 24 weeks who subsequently lose their...

  • Attorney-General

    • Buildings

      To ask the Attorney-General what proportion of the office space owned or leased by the Law Officers' Departments is not in regular use; what the total (a) rental and (b) retail value is of all...

    • Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General what consideration he has given to the observations of His Honour Judge Peter Murphy about the financial implications of prosecution disclosure in the case of R v...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) which paid public appointment contracts the Law Officers' Departments has (a) renewed and (b) not renewed since May 2010; and how many posts were held by (i)...

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people presented at accident and emergency departments in England in each of the last five years; (2) how many people who presented at...

    • Action on Smoking and Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes from each governance meeting between his Department and Action on Smoking and Health in the last year.

      Ambulance Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what representations his Department has received from ambulance trusts on the provision of stab vests for ambulance personnel; (2) what guidance...

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the office space owned or leased by his Department is not in regular use; what the total (a) rental and (b) retail value is of all such...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Contribution of the Minister of State for Care and Support of 4 September 2013, Official Report, column 148WH, what assessment he has made...

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people detained under the Mental Health Act were transferred from Northern Ireland to hospitals in England in 2012-13.

      Diseases: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Northern Ireland Executive on UK-wide strategies for diabetes, obesity, heart and rare diseases.

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he plans to take to ensure e-liquids used in e-cigarettes are diacetyl free; (2) whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals...

      Fertility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether NHS England plans to update its commissioning fact sheet on fertility services.

      Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 December 2013, Official Report, column 96W, on gender recognition, if he will make it his policy to collect data on the number...

      Health Services: Crawley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the health budget in Crawley constituency was in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12 and (d) 2012-13.

      Health: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to monitor the health and wellbeing of people whose households have been flooded.

      Heart Diseases: Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the effect of sugar consumption on heart disease.

      Hospitals: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 3 December 2013, Official Report, column 648W, on National Clinical Excellence Awards, what proportion of NHS consultants are...

      Hospitals: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were cancelled on or after the day of admission in each NHS trust in London in the last five years for which figures are available;...

      Hospitals: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many out-patient appointments were cancelled in each NHS trust in London in the last five years for which figures are available; and if he will make a...

      Hospitals: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times he has made an official visit to a hospital in Yorkshire and Humber.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has (a) taken and (b) plans to take in the next 12 months against IVF clinics which have destroyed embryos in error without patient consent;...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many errors in handling patient data resulting in breaches of confidentiality took place in the NHS in each of the last five years for which data are...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether information on the treatment and diagnosis of sensitive health conditions will be excluded from the care.data extraction of patient data.

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procedures his Department has to audit the usage and security of patient data disclosed to third parties by the Health and Social Care Information...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of how much the NHS spent on mindfulness-based treatments in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the number of people who would benefit from mindfulness-based therapies approved by the National Institute for...

      Mental Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many mental health staff were employed by the NHS in each NHS trust in London in the last five years for which figures are available; and if he will...

      Mental Health Services: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce the number of women with mental health problems in the prison system.

      NHS: Awards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 3 December 2013, Official Report, column 648W, on National Clinical Excellence Awards, what consideration he has given to...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many civil servants are on each pay grade in (a) his Department and (b) agencies and public bodies accountable to him.

      Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which medical conditions and diseases are adversely affected by an above-average consumption of sugar.

      Transplant Surgery: Bone Marrow Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) at which English hospitals long-term follow-up care of bone marrow transplant recipients normally resident in Wales has taken place; and how many...

      Transplant Surgery: Bone Marrow Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people normally resident in Wales have undergone a bone marrow transplant at an English hospital.

      Transplant Surgery: Bone Marrow Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the five-year survival rate of people who have received a bone marrow transplant.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Colombia

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the outcomes were of his recent official visit to Colombia.

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 4 February 2014, Official Report, column 79W, on electoral register, when applicants for the Rock Enrol initiative in schools who...

  • International Development

    • Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of the office space owned or leased by her Department is not in regular use; what the total (a) rental and (b) retail...

    • Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what part the UK will play in international scrutiny of the anti-corruption pact in Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance her Department has provided for children's health and education in Syria since the beginning of unrest in that country.

  • Defence

    • Air Force: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department undertook an analysis of its human resources needs before taking the recent decision to make redundancies among medical and dental...

    • Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on armed forces recruitment post-2014; (2) what assessment he has made of the potential...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of Royal Navy officers are recruited from (a) Scotland, (b) England and Wales and (c) Northern Ireland.

      Armed Forces: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many vehicle urgent operational requirements of each type have been (a) ordered and (b) delivered to Headquarters Land Forces since 2006.

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the office space owned or leased by his Department is not in regular use; what the total (a) rental and (b) retail value is of all...

      European Defence Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence on 3 February 2014, Official Report, column 14, on European Defence...

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to paragraph 37 of his Department's Safety and Environmental Protection Assurance Report 2012-13, what the life-limiting features that...

      Protection of Military Remains Act 1986

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish details of the location and contents of all the controlled sites and protected place sites designated and administered by his...

      Riot Control Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the report entitled The medical implications of vehicle-mounted water cannon with special reference to the...

      Veterans: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what due diligence and accurate detailed correlation exists between civilian clinical practitioners' notes and his Department's individual service...

  • House of Lords

    • Cyclists

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote lanes for bicycles. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cycle lanes were opened in each year since 2004.

    • Cyclists

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to encourage heavy goods vehicles to amend their routes to avoid cyclist accident black-spots.

      Cyclists

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Popat on 30 January (HL Deb, col 1351) concerning cycling on pavements, whether all cycling on pavements is prohibited and...

      Government Departments: Estates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which Government departments, including their associated non-departmental public bodies, are considering or have decided to hand over management of their...

      Government Departments: Payroll Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which organisations the Scotland Office allows to receive payments by the use of payroll deduction facilities.

      Government Departments: Payroll Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which organisations the Wales Office allows to receive payments by the use of payroll deduction facilities.

      Government Departments: Payroll Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which organisations the Northern Ireland Office allows to receive payments by the use of payroll deduction facilities.

      Health: Sexual and Reproductive Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in which countries they have established efficient supply chains by using Coca-Cola’s or Unilever’s logistics models for delivering family...

      Railways: Cambridge and King’s Lynn

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the increased train service between Cambridge and King’s Lynn in the invitation to tender for the new Thameslink franchise is dependent on...

      Railways: East Midlands Trains

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what passenger benefits they expect to negotiate in return for the 30-month extension to the East Midlands Trains franchise.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote competition on Anglo-Scottish train services.

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