Written answers

Monday, 24 February 2014

  • Prime Minister

    • Uganda

      To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he has had with President Yoweri Museveni about Uganda’s proposed anti-homosexuality legislation.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people who were in employment between (a) 2005 and 2010 and (b) 2010 and 2013.

    • Independent Living Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that people in receipt of payments from the independent living fund continue to receive appropriate support.

      Benefits: EU Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what changes he plans to make to the availability of benefits to EU migrants.

      Carbon Monoxide: Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on whether requirements similar to those on landlords under Regulation 36 of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use)...

      Civil Servants: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many civil servants based in Northern Ireland are employed on social security and child maintenance issues in Great Britain.

      Civil Servants: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average annual salary is of civil servants currently employed in Northern Ireland who deal with social security and child maintenance...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will monitor the overturn rates of individual employment and support allowance decision makers; (2) what steps he is taking to...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employment and support allowance claimants have (a) entered into and (b) completed mandatory reconsideration periods; and what...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to support those facing the most complex barriers to securing workplace training and employment.

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 3 September 2012, Official Report, column 165W, on employment schemes, how much has been spent on the Work...

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the job outcome targets are for Work Choice.

      Employment Schemes: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much of the spending on Work Choice in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13 is accounted for by (i) DEL costs of the programme, (ii)...

      Employment Schemes: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much of the spending on the Work Choice programme in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13 is grant-in-aid funding for Remploy.

      Employment Schemes: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the projected expenditure for the Work Choice programme is for each year between 2010-11 and 2014-15.

      Employment: Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to increase employment among people aged over 50 years old.

      Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) total departmental expenditure, (b) number and (c) cost of people employed for the purpose of promoting equality and diversity was...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the availability of shared accommodation for single people under 35 in receipt of the shared accommodation rate...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how his Department identifies single people under 35 who have spent three months in a homeless hostel for an exemption from the shared...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) with reference to the press release by the Health and Safety Executive entitled HSE announces important legislation changes, what plans...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claiming jobseeker's allowance who were sanctioned in 2013 subsequently found full-time employment within (a) one, (b) three,...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many claimants of jobseeker's allowance in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK have...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance he has issued to his Department's decision makers since May 2010 on keeping jobseekers allowance claims live following the...

      Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the size, in square metres, of the offices assigned to each of his Department’s Ministers is; and how many officials, at what grade,...

      Pension Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are employed in the Pension Service (a) at each location and (b) in each parliamentary constituency; and what the cost of...

      Pension Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what recent discussions he has had with private operators on the potential for outsourcing the Pension Service; (2) what assessment he...

      Pensioners: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to help older people claim the benefits to which they are entitled.

      Pensions Regulator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many successful enforcements actions by the Pensions Regulator against foreign-owned companies in connection with allegations of pension...

      Pensions: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 13 May 2013, on pensions: gender recognition, what assessment he made of the representations about pension...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the average wait by personal independence payment applicants from initial application to payment; and (a)...

      Personal Independence Payment: Isle of Wight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the face-to-face personal independence payment assessment to be conducted by Atos as referred to in his letter to the hon. Member for the...

      Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2014, Official Report, column 212W, on re-employment, how much was paid to the staff referred to as part...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions his Department has had with the behavioural insights team about improvements to written communications on benefit applications...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the payment systems for delivery of benefits through the Department is able to process payments in a currency other than sterling.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the amount saved on benefits payments by those on zero-hours contracts whose income falls below the minimum...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what support is available for those on zero hours contracts whose income falls below jobseeker's allowance minimum for short periods of time.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate his Department has made of the likely number of appeals against decisions on entitlement to (a) employment and support...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward plans to increase the £85 disregard in occupational pensions taken into account for incapacity-related benefits;...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many sanctions were initiated as a result of reports from Work Programme providers in (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and (c) 2013; and how many such...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 21 January 2014, Official Report, column 167W, on social security benefits: fraud, what proportion of people required...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to tackle benefit fraud in relation to (a) disability living allowance and (b) personal independence payments.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what training at what cost has been provided for Ministers in his Department since May 2010.

      Unemployed People: Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 27 January 2014, Official Report, column 421W, on unemployed people: basic skills, how much his Department spent on...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the oral evidence given by the Minister of State for Employment to the Work and Pensions Committee on 20 November 2013, Question...

      Vacancies: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job advertisements were removed from Universal Jobmatch in 2013 following complaints; and if he will make a statement.

      Work Capability Assessment: Isle of Wight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many face to face work capability assessments on the Isle of Wight have been outstanding for longer than (a) one month, (b) two...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the hon. Member for York Central will receive an answer to the question tabled on 24 April 2013 on whether he will place in the Library a...

  • House of Commons Commission

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Absent Voting

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what assessment the Electoral Commission has made of the likely effect on the (a)...

    • Absent Voting

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what discussions the Electoral Commission has had with Citizens Advice on making...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what input and output measures are used to assess specific aspects of the success or...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, if he will place in the Library a copy of the 2011 research into the accuracy of the...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, if the Electoral Commission will repeat its 2008 request to the Office of National...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the answer of 22 January 2014, Official Report, columns 208-9W, on...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the answer of 3 December 2013, Official Report, columns 611-2W, on...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2014, Official Report, column 621W, on...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the answer given by the Minister of State for the Cabinet Office (Cities...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the answer of 22 January 2014, Official Report, columns 209-10W, on...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2014, Official Report, column 620W, on...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2014, Official Report, column 620W, on...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the answer of 24 January 2014, Official Report, columns 619-20W, on...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission pursuant to the answer of 29 November 2013, Official Report, column 457W, on...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the answer of 28 January 2014, Official Report, column 510W, on...

      Electoral Register: Fraud

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2014, Official Report, columns 622-23W, on...

      Electorate

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the answer of 14 January 2014, Official Report, columns 468-70W,...

      Electorate

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what assessment the Electoral Commission has made of the potential effect the...

      Electorate: Denbighshire

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission, which council ward in Denbighshire had the biggest decrease in electorate from...

      Meetings

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of the meeting of the Electoral...

  • Treasury

    • Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials in his Department are working on the sale of (a) the Government's shareholding in Eurostar International Ltd and (b) London and...

    • Bitcoin

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on the use and regulation of Bitcoins.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to support small and medium-sized enterprises in the hospitality sector.

      Business: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the level of bank lending to small and medium-sized enterprises.

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the future income to the Exchequer resulting from the changes to capital gains tax on overseas owners of UK property announced...

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to ring-fence the money raised by the changes to capital gains tax on overseas owners of UK property announced in the Autumn Statement 2013...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the public purse has been of registering people for self-assessment tax who now qualify because of changes to child benefit.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 7 November 2013, Official Report, columns 289-90W, on children: day care, how many (a) basic, (b) higher and (c) additional rate...

      Credit Reference Agencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the credit reporting agencies on the introduction of real time credit data sharing.

      Debts: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of levels of personal debt people resident in Scotland held in unsecured personal loans, secured personal loans, credit...

      First Time Buyers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to help first-time buyers find affordable mortgages.

      Food Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which food banks each of the Ministers in his Department has visited since May 2010.

      Gold: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of the US regulatory authorities' interventions in the market on the price of gold; and what assessment he has...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employers made use of the provisions of Regulation 5 of the Income Tax (Exemption of Minor Benefits) Regulations 2002 in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward proposals to (a) enable peer-to-peer lending platforms to be included in individual savings accounts (ISAs) and (b) introduce more...

      Landfill Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what revenue accrued to the Exchequer from landfill tax receipt in the last financial year; [R] (2) what monitoring is undertaken by HM Revenue and...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many companies have received financial penalties from HM Revenue and Customs for non-payment of the minimum wage in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012...

      Minimum Wage: Bradford

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps HM Revenue and Customs has taken to tackle cases of employees being paid below the minimum wage in Bradford.

      Mortgages: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the adequacy of mortgage regulations to protect homeowners who took out mortgages before October 2008 from changes to the...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he received (a) in writing and (b) in person from (i) petrol retailers, (ii) art galleries, (iii) cinemas and (iv) building societies...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to introduce legislative proposals for reoccupation relief for businesses occupying vacant shops.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the effect of current levels of business rates on small firms; and if he will make a statement.

      Non-domestic Rates: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of business rates on the international competitiveness of UK manufacturing firms.

      Occupational Pensions: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with regulators on eliminating pensions liberation scams; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Barnett consequential for Scotland from the expenditure of £600 million on the Northern Hub rail upgrades will be.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff in each HM Revenue and Customs business stream have taken sick days due to (a) stress and (b) mental health and behaviour disorders in each...

      Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to Chapter 4 of the Office for Tax Simplification Review of Tax Reliefs Final Report, published in March 2011, which tax reliefs are still in...

      Tax Allowances: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent assessment he has made of the effects of a cap on lifetime allowance for tax relief on pension contributions; (2) what recent assessment...

      Tax Allowances: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will increase the threshold of pension pots before the recipients can receive a lump sum.

      Tax Allowances: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many pensioners have been affected by the 2012 Budget announcement not to increase the age-related personal allowance of £10,660 from 2012-13; and...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people employed by large accountancy firms were (a) involved in and (b) consulted on the draft general anti-abuse rule regulations and whether the...

      Tax Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the payment system for the collection of taxation through HM Revenue and Customs is able to process taxation in a currency other than sterling.

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of incorrect P800 notices likely to be sent in July 2014; and if he will make a statement.

      Taxation: Greyhound Racing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much tax revenue was raised from the greyhound industry in each of the last five years.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the average annual benefit to households and individuals in each constituent part of the UK and each region in England of reducing the...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Polling Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when she expects details of the Polling Station Scheme in Northern Ireland for the forthcoming European and local elections to be announced.

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether promoting an understanding and awareness about the use of animals where no alternatives exist as set out in the Working to Reduce the...

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the publication, Working to Reduce the Use of Animals in Scientific Research, published on 7 February 2014, whether any...

      Asylum: Pregnant Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress her Department has made on revising guidance relating to procedures for dispersing and accommodating pregnant women who seek...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 20 November 2013, Official Report, column 908W, on British nationality, how many of the 814 cases in 2012-13 that...

      Crime: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have been secured for wildlife crimes and trafficking offences at UK airports in each of the last five years.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how UKBA monitors contractual levels of staffing provided by GEO Group UK Ltd at Harmondsworth and Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centres.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2014, Official Report, column 395W, on drugs: misuse, what the budget was for the communications...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people who (a) successfully and (b) unsuccessfully applied for permission to enter the UK were described as self-employed in each...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she last met the Secretary of State for Education to discuss campaigns against female genital mutilation; and if she will make a statement.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria will be used to determine the allocation of funds from the Female Genital Mutilation Community Engagement Initiative.

      Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many hate crimes have been committed against transgender people in each year since 1997; (2) how many offences have been recorded...

      Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of progress the Government has made on tackling hate crimes against transgender people.

      Illegal Immigrants: Employment

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

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many named people without indefinite leave to remain are currently listed on the (a) National Operations Database, (b) Case Information...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the guidance on the UK Border Agency's website entitled Checks for staff employed from 1 May 2004 to 28 February 2008 was last updated.

      Khat

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date the proposed ban on khat will come into force.

      Licensing Laws

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps she is taking to ensure that regular checks on online retailers' compliance with laws on the sale of alcohol are carried...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she will be replying to the letter sent to her by post and email on 30 December 2013 by the right hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will arrange for the hon. Member for Walsall North to receive a reply to his letter to the interim director general, UK Visas and...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of police authorities in the UK have adopted the Newcastle health screening tool to assess patients with mental health...

      Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of (a) staff, (b) senior staff and (c) staff in ministerial private offices in her Department are female.

      NHS: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to ease visa or work permit restrictions for doctors and other medical staff from outside the UK wanting to work in UK...

      Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assets her Department has sold in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; and what the value of each such sale was.

      Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to protect children from online paedophiles.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funds have been top-sliced from individual police forces to pay for (a) double inspection, (b) the Direct Entry Scheme, (c) City of...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse was of services supplied to her Department by (a) Capita and (b) G4S in each of the last five financial...

      Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to Chapter 4 in Part 5 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, what steps she has taken to (a) implement provisions to enable...

      Schengen Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will commission a review of the operation of the Schengen Agreement and the UK's non-participation in the Schengen area arrangements.

      Telecommunications: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations her Department has made to the US Administration about improving the operation of mutual legal assistance treaties for...

      Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to provide de-radicalisation, rehabilitation and reintegration for people subject to terrorism prevention and...

      Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of services carried out by her Department in Wales in relation to the Welsh Language Act 1993 and the Welsh...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for New Forest East, on 4 February 2014, Official Report, column 191W, on Afghanistan,...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential effect of Article 26 of Afghanistan's draft criminal procedure law, prohibition of...

      Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise the issue of child soldiering with his counterparts in those countries where the practice is prevalent.

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether grassroots women's rights organisations from conflict-affected countries have been invited to the Preventing Sexual...

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will grant (a) permanent habitation rights and (b) full local democratic rights to those people living on Ascension Island.

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions the advice of the Ascension Island Council was not followed by the (a) Administrator and (b) Governor of...

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what day his Department will fly the flag of Ascension Island in 2014.

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to ensure that the British Overseas Territories are bound into the British constitution beyond any...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage participation in sport in the British Overseas Territories.

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that citizens moving from the British Overseas Territories to Britain are settled as quickly...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that endangered species in the British Overseas Territories are protected.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of people killed in the Du Chee Yar Tan massacre in Burma.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent progress has been made on the Government's Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative in Burma.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to ascertain whether any Burmese Army soldiers who are currently receiving training from the British...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government supports the establishment of an international investigation into human rights abuses against the...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 22 October 2013, Official Report, column 151W, on Burma, whether he has raised the case of Naw Ohn Hla...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 10 October 2013, Official Report, column 352W, on Burma, whether he has raised the case of Daw Bawk Ja...

      Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to encourage other nations in the region to support the UK's anti-drug smuggling operations...

      Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on allowing British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies to lay...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2014, Official Report, column 534W, what response his Department received from the...

      Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) total departmental expenditure, (b) number and (c) cost of people employed for the purpose of promoting equality...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of recent reports that Iran has test fired an advanced long-range ballistic missile with...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the development by Iran of a new and more powerful generation of uranium enrichment...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking (a) to support the middle east peace talks and (b) to encourage all concerned parties to...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to support (a) civil society in Israel and Palestine and (b) groups which are campaigning...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of recent reports of rocket fire from Gaza into Israel.

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what funding his Department provides to the British Embassy in Pyongyang; and for what purpose such funding is provided.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for what reason the Government did not send a delegation to the conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons that...

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) nature and (b) financial value was of (i) military and (ii) other assistance given to the Pakistani government in...

      Romania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to his counterpart in the Romanian Government on its implementation of a cull of stray dogs.

      South Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on continued US-South Korean military drills in and around South Korea.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the initiation of an independent, international war crimes inquiry in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the accountability process in Sri Lanka; and if he will make a statement.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the report by ACF International entitled, The Truth about the Assassination of 17 aid workers in...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made on the establishment of an independent investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity in...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on bringing an end to the civil war in Syria.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Syrian Government about the killing of civilians in Aleppo.

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with President Yoweri Museveni about Uganda's proposed anti-homosexuality legislation.

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made to the US administration about improving the operation of mutual legal assistance...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times the Movement and Transport Safety Regulator has identified instances of dangerous goods being transported from Afghanistan in each of the...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many civilian casualties have been recorded by (a) his Department and (b) the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan as a result of weapon release by...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will revise his Department's figures for weapons release from unmanned aerial systems by the UK in Afghanistan to include RAF personnel operating...

      Air Force: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps have been taken by the RAF in response to the Service Complaints Commissioner’s report 2012 of the trebling of cases of bullying; and if...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many ports in the UK the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier simulator successfully navigated and docked at.

      Armed Forces: Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will ban payday lending advertisements on military bases; and if he will make a statement; (2) if he will undertake a feasibility study on...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces widows who receive a pension through the Armed Forces Scheme 1975 have voluntarily surrendered their pensions on remarriage or...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to protect serving female personnel from sexual assault.

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) rape, (b) sexual assault and (c) sexual harassment referrals there were from the armed forces in (i) 2012 and (ii) 2013; how many such cases...

      Army: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps have been taken by the Army in response to the Service Complaints Commissioner's report 2012 on cases of bullying; and if he will make a statement.

      Army: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the causes of the four per cent rise in complaints of discrimination, harassment or bullying in the service environment by...

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answers of 10 February 2014, Official Report, columns 470-71W, on army: training, what assessment he has made of the effect on future...

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answers of 10 February 2014, Official Report, columns 470-71W, on army: training, what steps are being taken to ensure that the position...

      Ballistic Missile Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for Royal Navy assets to take part in NATO European Missile defence.

      Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to further improve the Royal Navy's anti-smuggling operations in the Caribbean.

      Conflict Resolution: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 19 December 2013, Official Report, columns 706-7W, on conflict resolution: females, what recent progress his Department has...

      DA Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2014, Official Report, column 351W, on Defence advisory notices, whether he intends to make the Defence advisory...

      Defence Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the teaching materials used in the delivery of the Senior Responsible Owners Programme run by the Defence Academy.

      Defence Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the teaching materials used in the delivery of the Defence Strategic Portfolio and Programme Management run by...

      Defence Support Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will take a decision on the future of the Defence Support Group at Ashchurch and its facilities. [R]

      Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) total departmental expenditure, (b) number and (c) cost of people employed for the purpose of promoting equality and diversity was for each...

      Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what military resources are currently available for immediate use by the British Government on the Falkland Islands.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether British military activity increased in Gibraltar and surrounding waters following border incursions by Spanish government vessels; and whether...

      HMS Victory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what meetings (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have had with Odyssey Marine Exploration regarding the...

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made on the development of the Automated Logistic Information System (ALIS); and if he will make a statement on what part ALIS...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the in-service date for the first tranche of F35 Joint Combat Aircraft will be.

      Marchwood Military Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the successful bidder in the competition to purchase the lease for the site of his Department's Sea Mounting Centre at Marchwood, in New Forest...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what audible warning the Honeywell Traffic Collision Avoidance System II will give in an imminent collision scenario.

      Military Bases: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) role, (b) training, (c) extent of duty to investigate compliance with UK law, (d) line of command and (e) reporting obligations are of the...

      Military Bases: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the findings of the studies carried out in 2010 into moving the headquarters of 15 Brigade from Imphal Barracks, York to (a) Bourlon Barracks,...

      Navy: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the rehabilitation periods for individuals with criminal records who wish to apply to join the Royal Navy are; and what plans he has to review them.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of his Department's employees are paid more than (a) £250,000, (b) £200,000, (c) £150,000 and (d) £100,000 a year.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many public appointments his Department made in the last 12 months; how many such appointments are remunerated posts; what the level of such...

      Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2014, Official Report, column 552W, on redundancy, what the job title and salary is of each post filled by...

      Royal Regiment of Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what equipment belonging to the Royal Regiment of Scotland is being stored at Stirling Castle.

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what communications he and his Department have had with defence companies regarding the Scottish Independence referendum.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of staff recruited to his Department since 5 May 2010 identified their ethnicity as (a) white British and (b) from a minority ethnic...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2014, Official Report, column 173W, on unmanned air vehicles, if he will place in the Library a copy of the recently...

      Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on enabling small and medium-sized enterprises to tender for the Government Vehicle Lease framework.

      Veterans: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2014, Official Report, column 350W, on veterans: employment, what steps he is taking to increase the number of armed...

      Veterans: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has paid out in redundancy and resettlement grants to former military personnel in each of the last five years.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Environmental Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that all agricultural environmental programmes include strict predator control on a condition.

    • Angling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to help angling clubs in (a) west Lancashire and (b) England tackle the decline in fish stocks.

      Boilers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to support people who move from a liquid petroleum gas boiler to a conventional boiler.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of whether a vaccination programme against TB would be cheaper per infected badger than...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 30 January 2014, Official Report, column 692W, on bovine tuberculosis, what assessment his...

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of the office space owned or leased by his Department is not in regular use; what the total (a) rental and...

      Cattle: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of (a) cattle and (b) other livestock which have been moved as a result of recent...

      Coastal Areas: Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funds are available for heightening of sea walls to protect against flooding.

      Coastal Areas: Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps he has taken to ensure adequate flood defences are in place in coastal regions.

      Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the UK’s position was on permitting EU nations to purchase fishing rights from other EU nations; and which UK...

      Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many healthy herds have been miscategorised as infected with bovine TB due to the AHVLA SAM IT failure.

      Deer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with landowners and farmers about deer management groups.

      Environment Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what cost-benefit ratio he requires the Environment Agency to meet when carrying out flood protection schemes; and if he will...

      Environment Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many planning applications have been given (a) standing advice and (b) bespoke advice by the Environment Agency in each...

      Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) total departmental expenditure, (b) number and (c) cost of people employed for the purpose of promoting equality...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been spent on flood defences in the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the statement of 6 January 2014, Official Report, column 24, on flooding, what participation (a) he, (b)...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will review the system of allocation of funding for flood defences and the current division of such funding between...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with telecommunications companies on facilitating the roll-out of opt out telephone flood warning...

      Floods : Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Environment Agency will take to investigate the extent to which the management of the Jubilee River...

      Floods: Bournemouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of likely increases in sea levels affecting Bournemouth East constituency in the next...

      Floods: Copeland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total value of the damage to flood and coastal defences in Copeland constituency caused by recent floods and storms...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the new Flood Re scheme will cover the private rented sector; and if he will make a statement.

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress he is making on the launch of the Flood Re scheme; when the launch of the scheme is expected; and if he will...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) why small businesses are not included in the Flood Re scheme; (2) what estimate he has made of the financial effect of...

      Floods: River Thames

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the current timescale for extending the River Thames Scheme to...

      Floods: River Thames

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received from the Environment Agency on the proposed extension of the River Thames Scheme...

      Floods: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Environment Agency spent on flood defence measures in Shrewsbury in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013.

      Floods: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much is forecast to be spent on flood defence measures in Shrewsbury in each of the next five years.

      Floods: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what schemes the Environment Agency West Midlands has planned for flood defences in Shrewsbury over the next five years.

      Gangmasters Licensing Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement on 24 May 2012, Official Report, column 83WS, on Gangmasters Licensing...

      Greyhound Racing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the ability of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain independently to enforce the Greyhound...

      Greyhound Racing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many greyhound tracks there are operating in England.

      Greyhound Racing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with the Greyhound Board of Great Britain on (i)...

      Greyhound Racing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many prosecutions have been made under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 for failure to protect the needs of racing greyhounds.

      Greyhounds: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will take steps to enforce the Balai directive among the greyhound industry when importing greyhounds from the Republic...

      Horses: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure that animal welfare legislation is enforced in the transportation of equine...

      Land: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many contaminated land sites there are in England; and how much has been committed to each site under the Contaminated...

      Land: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under which criteria contaminated land is prioritised for assistance under the Contaminated Land Capital Grants Scheme.

      Land: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on unremediated contaminated land which presents an ongoing source of pollution to inland waterways.

      Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the size, in square metres, of the offices assigned to each of his Department's Ministers is; and how many officials, at...

      Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assets his Department has sold in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; and what the value of each such sale was.

      Processed Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to improve the accuracy of labelling of processed food products.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his Department's 10 largest contracts let since the financial year 2010-11 are; what savings have been made in such...

      Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) name, (b) location, (c) floor space, (d) tenure status and (e) value is of properties (i) owned and (ii)...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the titles are of the individual public appointments that have been made by his Department since May 2010; and...

      Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the indicative budget is of each of his Department's executive agencies and executive non-departmental public...

      Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many (a) staff and (b) full-time equivalent staff were employed by each of his Department’s Executive...

      Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what income was received by each of his Department's expenditure agencies and executive non-departmental public bodies from...

      Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what contribution each of his Department's expenditure agencies and executive non-departmental public bodies made to the...

      Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total expenditure was of each of his Department's expenditure agencies and executive non-departmental public bodies...

      Reservoirs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department has taken to implement the legislative changes proposed by the Environment Agency in its 2008...

      Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on maintenance of buildings within the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in 2012-13; and if he will...

      Squirrels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps he has taken to eradicate grey squirrels.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of staff of (a) his Department and (b) agencies and public bodies accountable to him work outside of London;...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of staff recruited to his Department since 5 May 2010 identified their ethnicity as (a) white British and (b)...

      Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of trees that have been planted in the UK in each of the last three years.

      Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the role of tree planting in flood prevention.

      Veterinary Medicine: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2013, Official Report, column 786W, on veterinary medicine: antibiotics, when the...

      Whales: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government is taking to stop Japan's large-scale killing of whales and breaching of international treaties.

  • Attorney-General

    • Crime: Victims

      To ask the Attorney-General how many referrals for review the Crown Prosecution Service has received from victims of crime under the Victims Rights to Review scheme since its introduction; and...

    • Domestic Violence: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General whether the Crown Prosecution Service records the number of domestic violence prosecutions that are conducted without the participation of the victim.

      Driving Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many people were prosecuted for manslaughter arising from driving in each of the last five years.

      Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Attorney-General what the size, in square metres, of the offices assigned to each of the Law Officers' Departments' Ministers is; and how many officials, at what grade, work in the...

      Police

      To ask the Attorney-General how many days on average were taken by the Crown Prosecution Service in each area to provide advice to the police on charges of (a) rape, (b) domestic violence and (c)...

      Rape

      To ask the Attorney-General who will conduct the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) review of the effects on changes in charging guidance on referrals from the police to the CPS in rape cases; when...

      Rape

      To ask the Attorney-General whether the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) review of the effects of changes in charging guidance on referrals of rape case from the police to the CPS will also look...

      Staff

      To ask the Attorney-General what proportion of staff recruited to the Law Officers' Departments since 5 May 2010 identified their ethnicity as (a) white British and (b) from a minority ethnic...

      Treasury Solicitor's Department

      To ask the Attorney-General what plans he has to relocate staff of the Treasury Solicitor's Department to the South West of England.

  • Wales

    • Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much Wales will receive in Barnett consequentials following the Government's announcement of a programme of 55 new flood defence improvement projects...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department has taken to develop her Department’s strategic priority on violence against women and girls in...

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what humanitarian aid contribution her Department has made to Burmese refugees living in camps on the Thailand-Burma border in (a)...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid her Department provided in (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and (c) 2013 to support victims of rape and sexual violence by Burmese armed forces.

      Developing Countries: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she is taking to ensure the Post 2015 Development Framework includes as a priority tackling (a) leprosy and (b) other...

      Developing Countries: Leprosy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to provide (a) healthcare, (b) education and (c) training programmes to those with leprosy.

      Developing Countries: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what mechanism her Department has put in place to assess and demonstrate the effect of Making Financial Markets Work for the Poor...

      Disaster Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to implement its 2006 disaster risk reduction policy goals of allocating approximately 10 per cent...

      Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the (a) total departmental expenditure, (b) number and (c) cost of people employed for the purpose of promoting equality and...

      Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what mechanism her Department has put in place to assess and demonstrate the effect of Mozambique Regional Gateway Programme on people...

      Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2014, Official Report, column 304W, on re-employment, how much was paid to the staff referred to...

      South Asia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what mechanism her Department has put in place to assess and demonstrate the effect of the South Asia Regional Trade and Integration...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Bellwin Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the Bellwin scheme has been activated since May 2010; and whether the payment on each such occasion was (a) 100 per cent...

    • Bellwin Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reason the Bellwin payment in respect of the recent floods has been reduced from 100 per cent of eligible costs to 85...

      Bellwin Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether he plans to extend the deadline for applications to the Bellwin Fund beyond the end of March 2014 in respect of...

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which buildings occupied by his Department are owned or part-owned privately; what the total value is of the rent paid to...

      Buildings

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

      Buildings

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

      European Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will set out his Department’s priorities for discussions with the European Commission over their 2014 Work...

      Fire Service College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent on training by the Fire Service College in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14 to date; how...

      Fire Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what guidance his Department has given to local authorities to ensure that a vote on senior fire authority officials pay...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the recommendations of the National Flood Forum as to the use of alternatives to sandbags to...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 12 February 2014, Official Report, column 652W, on housing benefit, whether local authorities will...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to paragraph 47 of the National Planning Policy Framework, whether local authorities are required to include...

      Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new homes were built in London last year; and what the target for such building was.

      Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what guidance he has given to (a) local authorities and (b) the Planning Inspectorate on building more retirement housing;...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many dependent children in (a) Coventry, (b) Coventry North East constituency, (c) the West Midlands and (d) England were...

      Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which sites owned by his Department are currently earmarked for disposal; what the current class use is of each site; what the...

      Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make an assessment of the potential benefits for tenants and practitioners of consolidating current legislation...

      Landlords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans his Department has, other than monetary provision, to empower local authorities to further tackle unscrupulous landlords.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to his contribution of 28 October 2013, Official Report, column 678, on the Second Reading of the Local Audit and...

      Local Government Finance: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has has made of the effect of the change in financing local authorities for 2013-14 on the spending power of...

      Local Government Finance: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of (a) the loss of revenue to Warrington Borough Council arising from the 2 per cent cap on business...

      Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of trends in local government procurement from small, local businesses.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to speed up the business rates appeals process.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the success of business improvement districts.

      Non-domestic Rates: Cinemas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons cinemas in England were not included in his document Business rates: retail relief guidance, published on 29...

      Pay

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

      Population

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to improve the accuracy of (a) population and (b) household projections available to local authorities.

      Private Rented Housing: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance he has issued to local authorities on private sector tenants whose properties have been affected by flooding as...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his Department's 10 largest contracts let since the financial year 2010-11 are; what savings have been made in such...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) which paid public appointment contracts he has (a) renewed and (b) not renewed since May 2010; and how many posts were...

      Recovery Ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) when the Ministerial Recovery Group has met since 7 January 2014; and who has attended each meeting; (2) if he will...

      Rents: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he plans to take to tackle rising rents in London.

      River Lymington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if he will oppose any application for a protective costs order from the Lymington River Association in respect of the...

      Roads: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to promote the Green Investment Bank loan available to finance local authorities to convert to low...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what steps the Government is taking to ensure that local authorities are able to build or purchase properties for social...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of staff of (a) his Department and (b) agencies and public bodies accountable to him work outside of London; and...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of staff recruited to his Department since 5 May 2010 identified their ethnicity as (a) white British and (b)...

      Supporting People Programme: Torbay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much has been paid to Torbay Council for homelessness prevention and in homelessness prevention grants combined in...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how his Department monitors the number of unauthorised developments and encampments; and how many unauthorised developments and...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to reduce potential tension arising from his Department's guidance on Planning policy for...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to change planning policy to ensure that local inhabitants are not disadvantaged in consideration of...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mechanisms there are to enable local authorities to work collaboratively in relation to his Department's planning policy...

      Wightlink Ferries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will take steps to recover costs against the Lymington River Association in the event that their application for an oral...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) when he plans to answer Question 182854, tabled for ordinary written answer on 13 January 2014; (2) when he plans to...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to answer Question 184489, tabled on 22 January 2014 for written Answer 27 January 2014.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Dounreay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the Babcock Dounreay Partnership's socio-economic development work in Thurso.

    • Dounreay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on storing waste produced in Dounreay.

      Electric Cables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many applications for 33kW connections for distributed power under section 37 of the Electricity Act 1989 have been (a) approved...

      Electric Cables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what staff resource his Department made available for considering applications for approval of 33kw connections for distributed power...

      Electric Cables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average length of time was for his Department to consider and approve an application for 33kw connections for distributed...

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the size is of his proposed contracts for difference allocation pot for (a) established and (b) non-established technologies in...

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the budget for contracts for difference under the levy control framework in 2015-16.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure the UK has an integrated policy on gas, nuclear energy and carbon capture.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the contribution of the Minister of State of 4 February 2014, Official Report, column 238, what the evidential basis is for...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what steps he has taken to ensure that organisations granted STOR Long Term Contracts before May 2012 do not receive double...

      Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what criteria his Department used to establish which technologies should be considered an established technology for the purposes of...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the total value of payments made by domestic customers to British Gas for the installation of energy...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward legislative proposals to allow all (a) social and (b) private tenants to switch from prepayment to credit...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2014, Official Report, column 676W, on energy: prices (1) if he will place in the Library a copy...

      Energy: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 23 January 2014, Official Report, column 284W, on energy: finance, how much private sector investment has...

      Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hartlepool of 3 February 2014, Official Report, column 17W, on environment protection:...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) for what reasons his Department has not made a full assessment of how many individuals have been removed from fuel poverty as a...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment has been made of the effect on energy efficiency measures and planned changes to the ECO and CERO funding on (a) homes,...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to ensure that unsuitable cavity wall insulation is no longer used in homes that are prone to flooding or...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what financial assistance is available for homeowners whose homes have been affected by flooding to replace current insulation with...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many solid wall properties remain to be insulated in the UK.

      Insulation: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what target he has set for hard-to-treat cavity homes to receive Energy Company Obligation funding.

      Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the size, in square metres, of the offices assigned to each of his Department's Ministers is; and how many officials, at what...

      Natural Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of average savings for gas customers arising from reductions in spending on the gas mains replacement...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what provisions there are for workers across the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority estate to relocate to other sites.

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether all grades of workers on the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority estate will be given opportunities to relocate and access reskilling.

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make it his policy that any company involved in illegal blacklisting should not be awarded a Nuclear Decommissioning...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has undertaken any work to provide current Magnox employees opportunities to engage in nuclear new build.

      Ofgem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish all correspondence and minutes of meetings between his Department and Ofgem relating to the R110-ED1 process.

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether it is his policy that all nuclear waste and spent fuel from the UK should be stored and treated in the UK.

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he plans to reconvene his Geological Disposal Implementation Board for radioactive waste.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of likely expenditure on renewables under the levy control framework in 2013-14.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many applications for each renewable technology have been made for 33kW connections under section 37 of the Electricity Act 1989...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reasons his Department supported the five-year contract award to Nuclear Management Partners to manage the Sellafield site.

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which other companies or management partnerships were considered for the parent body contract for the management of Sellafield.

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what value-for-money audit has been applied to Nuclear Management Partners in respect of its discharge of its period managing...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on withdrawing the indemnification against liabilities awarded to Nuclear Management Partners in 2008.

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of criticisms contained in the Committee of Public Accounts' Report, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority:...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the total capacity of large scale solar PV installations in the UK with a capacity of greater than 5MWp.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the amount of large scale solar PV with capacity greater than 5MWp which will be installed in 2014.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much large scale solar PV with capacity of greater than 5MWp he estimates will be installed by 2020 under his Department's...

      United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that the Atomic Energy Authority Police adhere to the College of Policing standards.

      Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of services carried out by his Department in Wales in relation to the Welsh Language Act 1993 and the Welsh...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the regional variation in arts and culture funding from her Department.

    • Arts: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much arts funding (a) in total and (b) per head of population was allocated in (i) the North-West and (ii) Warrington in each year...

      Broadcasting: Chinese

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with the BBC Trust and the Arts Council on encouraging the BBC and other broadcasters to use British...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 13 June 2013, Official Report, column 434W, on children: day care, how many childcare business grants have...

      Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the recommendations in the report, Rebalancing our Cultural Capital by Peter Stark, Christopher Gordon...

      HMS Victory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which Government Minister signed off the transfer of ownership of the wreck of HMS Victory 1744 to Lord Lingfield's charity.

      HMS Victory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what meetings (a) she, (b) Ministers in her Department and (c) officials in her Department have had with Odyssey Marine Exploration...

      HMS Victory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations her Department has received from Lord Lingfield or his representatives on the future of the wreck of HMS Victory 1744.

      HMS Victory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2014, Official Report, column 331W, on HMS Victory, what topics were discussed and conclusions...

      HMS Victory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2014, Official Report, column 410W, on HMS Victory, under what conditions and criteria her...

      HMS Victory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2014, Official Report, column 410W, on HMS Victory, under what conditions and criteria her...

      HMS Victory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2014, Official Report, column 410W, on HMS Victory, which body claimed ownership or responsibility...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with internet service providers on establishing common standards for automatic internet filtering software...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the effect of automatic internet filtering on access to sexual health advice and support services.

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the effect of automatic internet filtering on access to websites and forums run by or for lesbian, gay,...

      Local Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she will publish her consultation on statutory restrictions on community radio.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she intends to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Washington and Sunderland West dated 28 November 2013 and 8 January...

      National Museum of Computing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations he has received about disagreements between the Bletchley Part Trust and the National Museum of Computing over...

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether an impact assessment was carried out in respect of the decision by UK Sport to reduce funding for synchronised swimming and...

      Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Sport England has given to local authorities for the provision of public swimming facilities in each of the last three years.

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to ensure the restoration of damaged war memorials over the course of the First World War centenary.

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking over the next four years to commemorate those hon. Members and Peers who fell during the First World War.

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to encourage UK citizens to visit the battlefields of northern France over the course of the First...

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to encourage foreign tourists to visit sites in the UK of relevance to the First World War.

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions she has had with her counterparts in other European nations on co-operation over the commemoration of the First...

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to ensure that troops from the British Overseas Territories who took part in the First World War are...

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to ensure that troops from Commonwealth nations who took part in the First World War are...

      World War I: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the importance of education about the First World War...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Accountancy: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the EU proposal to update the accounting directives to include non-financial reporting for large companies; and...

    • Aerospace Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps his Department has taken to assist the aerospace industry.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many full-time equivalents were employed through the National Apprenticeship Service in April (a) 2012 and (b) 2013; and if...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will estimate the number of apprentices in each of the UK's 20 largest cities as a proportion of the local labour...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assessment has been made as to how level 3 apprenticeships will be funded via the adult skills budget in 2014-15; (2)...

      Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on which occasions the locked box mechanism has been used to establish the acquisition price in the sale of a public asset; and...

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of micro businesses are run by (a) women and (b) people of each age group.

      Business: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps his Department has taken to assist small and medium-sized enterprises gain access to EU funding.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the number and proportion of employers that offer (a) employer supported childcare vouchers, (b)...

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure full copyright protection for artistic design where copyright is revived...

      Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the criminal proceedings instituted in other EU member states against UK registered...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) with reference to line (m) of Annex 2 to his Department's grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England...

      Higher Education: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if his Department will provide funding for young adults on EHCPs between the ages of 19 to 25 who are able and wish to go on to...

      ICT: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding or support his Department has provided to the Year of Code.

      New Businesses: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department has taken to support start-up businesses in Barnsley.

      Nuclear Power: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the press release from his Department entitled Nuclear college to harness the power of skills training,...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will commission research on the potential effects of adoption of a living wage on economic growth; and if he will make a...

      Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps his Department has taken to promote independent retailers in high streets.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will publish anonymised details of valuations of Royal Mail made by those banks that bid to be members of the syndicate...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) median and (b) mean valuation of Royal Mail was provided by the banks that bid to be members of the syndicate selling...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many banks which bid to be members of the syndicate selling Royal Mail provided a valuation to his Department that was higher...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what fees have been paid to the banks advising the Government on the sale of Royal Mail to date.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many Royal Mail shares were awarded to banks advising the Government on the sale of that company; and what the value of those...

      Science: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which universities had departments of (a) biology, (b) chemistry, (c) physics, (d) electrical engineering, (e) mechanical...

      Science: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the value of publicly funded bursaries or scholarships available to students wishing to study (a) biology, (b) chemistry,...

      Skills Funding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the average per head of population budget for the Skills Funding Agency in (a) England and (b) the 10 local...

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will bring forward legislative proposals to raise the minimum wage for care workers.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of staff recruited to his Department since 5 May 2010 identified their ethnicity as (a) white British and (b)...

      Stem Cells: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria are employed in the decision on which method of stem cell research to fund; and if he will make a statement.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) whether there has been any fall in participation in further education from learners aged 24 and above as a result of 24+...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what the average loan amount given to a learner under the 24+ advanced learner loan model is; (2) what estimate he has...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many applications have been received for non-apprenticeship further education loans so far under the 24+ advanced...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much of the 24+ advanced learner loans budget for 2013-14 has been spent.

      Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to improve the ability of UK firms to adopt new technologies.

      Technology: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills under what cost headings the £2 million of funding allocated by his Department to Tech City will be spent.

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to his Department's press release entitled Government cuts off costly calls, published on 13 December 2013, for...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to release statistics on the progress of his traineeships programme; and if he will make a statement.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what the (a) total departmental expenditure, (b) number and (c) cost of people employed for the purpose of promoting equality and diversity was for...

    • Human Rights

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps she has taken to ensure that her control of funding bids from the Equality and Human Rights Commission complies with the Paris Principles...

      Telecommunications: Sign Language

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities whether her Department operates a video relay telephony service to those for whom British Sign Language is their first language.

      Telecommunications: Sign Language

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what guidance her Department has provided to other Departments on the provision of video relay telephony services to those for whom British Sign...

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when required standard operating procedures for independent sector abortion providers were first released; when updates to those procedures were released;...

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will discuss with his counterparts in each of the devolved regions steps to take to share best practice to reduce accident and emergency waiting times.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2014, Official Report, column 608W, on accident and emergency departments: departmental services, how many patients...

      Anaemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will have steps to ensure that vitamin B injections are available to those with pernicious anaemia; and if he will make a statement.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to (a) establish an innovation fund to encourage the developments of new and innovative models or provision for people with...

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to ensure medical and social care professionals are better trained to respond effectively to the needs of autistic...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Cancer Outcomes and Services dataset is complete; and whether the symptom first noted date section of that dataset is available for use by...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to tackle the projected rise in cancer cases.

      Cerebral Palsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of selective dorsal rhizotomy; and if he will make a statement.

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he takes to ensure that healthcare professionals remain aware of the criteria for access to continuing care from the NHS.

      Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the average cost to the public purse of treating repeated episodes of depression by (a) drugs, (b) individual...

      Doctors: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what training and support his Department provides to military doctors who subsequently enter civilian service; and whether his Department monitors the...

      Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) total departmental expenditure, (b) number and (c) cost of people employed for the purpose of promoting equality and diversity was for each...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what use his Department plans to make of information on female genital mutilation reported by acute hospitals after September 2014.

      Floods: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the risk to human health from contaminated water and sewage entering people's homes as a result of flooding; and if he will...

      Floods: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to safeguard the health of people whose homes have been flooded by contaminated water and sewage; and if he will make a statement.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the withdrawal of the Minimum Practice Income Guarantee for GP surgeries does not detrimentally...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the (a) costs for and (b) other effects on GP practices of delays in NHS hospital trusts issuing a patient's...

      General Practitioners: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the national GP training curriculum is dedicated to mental health.

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many referrals (a) the Minister of State for Public Health and (b) his predecessor made to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to...

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on retaining access to free diagnosis and treatment for every resident in England for all the diseases included in Schedule 1 of the...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS England review of adult congenital heart disease services has spent on external communication consultants from each employed company to date.

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many congenital heart disease procedures have been carried out at each of the children's heart surgery units in the UK in each of the last three years.

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he expects that the second stage of the review of the suspension of services at the Leeds Children's Heart Surgery Unit will be published; (2)...

      Hospital Beds: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many delayed discharges there were from (a) St Helens and Knowsley NHS Hospitals Trust and (b) Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Hospital Trust in...

      Hospitals: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the proposals of the Better Care Together Review, what progress his Department has made in implementing proposals for a super hospital...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the number of elective operations cancelled in (a) Merseyside and (b) Halton and Warrington in the three months ended 30 September 2013 was.

      Joint Replacements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will discuss post-operation joint replacements for elderly people with the BMA and other medical bodies.

      Joint Replacements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of elderly people who have had post-operation problems with joint replacements in each of the last three years.

      Liver Diseases: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of liver disease he estimates were cases of obesity induced liver disease in each year since 2010.

      Macular Degeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in the UK have had age-related macular degeneration in each of the last three years.

      Macular Degeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had about use of the Eylea form of aflibercept.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans that his NHS patient data sharing initiative will be applied to privately-provided primary care.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on GPs who decide to operate an opt-in rather than opt-out procedure for their patients in relation to his NHS patient data-sharing...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2014, Official Report, column 616W, on medical records: databases, Question 186539, (1) when he expects NHS...

      Meningitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has the Department made of a link between levels of deprivation and incidence of meningitis.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps his Department has taken to help those suffering from mental health problems.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people with mental health conditions being moved from local authority care to hospital care in (a) 2010-11, (b)...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the number of patients with mental health issues being transported to hospital in police vehicles; and what...

      Musculoskeletal Disorders: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress his Department has made on the replacement of two neuromuscular care advisor posts in Devon and Cornwall; and what body is contractually...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of introducing safe staffing levels for (a) accident and emergency units, (b) doctors, (c) midwives...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the change to average rates of obesity among children was between 2003 and 2013.

      Obesity: Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2014, Official Report, columns 624-5W, on obesity: sugar, when he expects the Scientific Advisory Committee's...

      Out-patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the outpatient follow-up ratio average across all specialties was in each (a) NHS acute trust in Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) government region...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many hospital admissions were due to medicine non-adherence in each year since May 2010; (2) what estimate he has made of the annual cost of...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of administering prescription charges and exemptions is.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many NHS patients have received proton beam therapy at (a) the facility in Villigen, Switzerland and (b) each of the two US facilities in each...

      Shingles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had about use of EMA40 to treat shingles.

      Shingles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of cases of shingles in each of the last three years.

      Social Workers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the current level of mental health training given to social workers.

      Specialised Healthcare Alliance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment NHS England made of a potential conflict of interest prior to commissioning Specialised Healthcare Alliance to produce a report as part of...

      Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons Enriched Culture Medium testing for group B Strep (GBS) was not introduced on 1 January 2014; and who took such a decision.

      Tinnitus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of (a) the number and (b) the age groups of tinnitus sufferers in each of the last three years.

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what process the post of Director of Immunisation will be filled when the incumbent Director's contract expires.

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the oral answer of 14 February 2014, Official Report, column 712, with reference to the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation's Code...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Colombia

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he raised the case of Mr Huber Ballesteros with President Santos during his recent visit to Colombia; and what the outcome was of any such discussions.

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 12 February 2014, Official Report, column 695W, on electoral register, what applicants to the Rock Enrol! initiative were told in the...

      Local Government: Urban Areas

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what progress his Department has made in assessing the bids of the 20 areas invited to bid for City Deal status; (2) how many of the 20 areas invited to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he plans to reply to the letter sent to him by the hon. Member for Richmond Park on 5 December 2013 regarding his Ten Minute Rule Bill on Recall; and what...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Breast Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many breast cancer patients in each Clinical Commissioning Group footprint have survived breast cancer for (a) one year and (b) five years, in each...

    • Census: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will take steps to ensure that future censuses allow people to identify their ethnicity as British Kashmiri.

      Children

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2014, Official Report, column 520W, on children, how many children were living in households where one or both...

      Debts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the estimated average change in the level of household (a) borrowing and (b) debt was between 2008 and 2013.

      Government Departments: Food

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance is issued to Government departments on using funds from the public purse for the provision of unhealthy foods for visitors and at meetings.

      ICT: Education

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what funding or support his Department has provided to the Year of Code.

      Self-employed

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of (a) men and (b) women are self-employed in each (i) occupational and (ii) industry group in each region.

      Senior Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2014, Official Report, column 376W, on the Major Projects Authority, when he plans to update the published senior...

      Social Enterprises: EU Action

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will support the declaration on social enterprise signed at Strasbourg on 17 January 2014.

      Utilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to Table 2 of the Statistical Bulletin: Gross Domestic Product Preliminary Estimate, Q4 2013, published by the Office for National...

  • Education

    • Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many adoption breakdowns occurred in each of the years for which records are available.

    • Children in Care: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 21 January 2014, Official Report, columns 120-1W, on children: income, what information his Department holds on the special...

      Children: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to ensure that children with autism are not excluded from the classroom.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the publication of 13 February 2014, on the Regulation of Childcare consultation report, what estimate he has made of the number of...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 9 December 2013, Official Report, column 76W, on integrated chronology tool, what steps his Department is taking to ensure...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress has been made towards the replacement of the Integrated Children's System, as recommended in the Munro Review.

      Classroom Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teaching assistants employed by academies and free schools which converted from the maintained sector were subject to changes in the terms and...

      Creationism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom rewarding establishments which promote creationism...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions he has had with Ofsted about altering the evaluation schedule to better incentivise healthy outcomes for pupils.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which local authorities provided information to the Education Funding Agency regarding high needs funding for people aged between five and 25 years old...

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2014, Official Report, column 549, when the consultation will be published; what criteria is outlined in the...

      Education: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what (a) capital and (b) revenue funding has been allocated by his Department to (i) Coventry City Council and (ii) each local authority in the West...

      English Baccalaureate: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 6 January 2014, Official Report, columns 105-6W, on special educational need, what guidance his Department gives schools on...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2013, Official Report, column 213W, on foster care, when his Department's human resources policy for staff who...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what effect the Government's plans for free school lunches for reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils in state schools will have on his Department's use...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the uptake of funding for free school lunches for reception, year 1 and year 2 pupils in state schools; and whether...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many independent schools have applied to become free schools to date; how many such applications have been approved; and what the cost of the...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons independent schools can convert to free schools but maintained schools are unable to do so; and if he will change this policy to allow...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many existing free schools (a) have a leasehold or rental agreement for the site of their school and (b) own the freehold of their school site.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many free schools that have a rental or leasehold agreement for the site of their school are owned by a (a) local authority, (b) public body, (c)...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many planned free schools that have a rental or leasehold agreement for the site of their school are owned by a (a) local authority, (b)...

      Further Education: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people in Birmingham, Hall Green constituency will be affected by the reduction in funding for 18-year-olds at further education colleges.

      Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress has been made by his Department in implementing the commitments contained in the Government’s action plan for transgender equality;...

      Guardianship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if his Department will carry out a review of the effectiveness of child guardians and the effect their involvement has on the length of care proceedings.

      ICT: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding or support his Department has provided to the Year of Code.

      Institute of Physics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the success rates by route of entry is for physics ITE place acceptances.

      Kings Science Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2014, Official Report, column 427W, on Kings Science Academy, if he will publish the assessment of the leasehold...

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to help students who want to learn foreign languages.

      Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the size, in square metres, of the offices assigned to each of his Department's Ministers is; and how many officials, at what grade, work in the...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many three and four year olds in each parliamentary constituency receive free early years education outside of reception classes.

      Priority School Building Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects the next round of priority school building funds to be available.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 6 January 2014, Official Report, column 101W, on pupils: disadvantaged, what estimate his Department has made of the number...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Aldridge-Brownhills of 29 January 2014, Official Report, column 534W, on pupils: disadvantaged, when data...

      Pupils: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what initiatives his Department is undertaking to monitor and raise educational attainment among children of minority ethnic origin.

      Sandymoor School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether any additional funding (a) has been and (b) is planned to be allocated to Sandymore Free School in Runcorn during 2014.

      Sandymoor School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils are currently enrolled in Sandymore Free School, Runcorn.

      Sandymoor School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the current funding level per pupil is at Sandymore Free School, Runcorn.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which Government Department has responsibility for asbestos policy for schools in Wales.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which Government department is responsible for the management of asbestos in schools in Wales.

      Schools: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2014, Official Report, column 60W, on schools: construction, which schools (a) have started construction and (b)...

      Schools: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 23 October 2013 to the hon. Member for Poplar and Limehouse, Official Report, column 208W, on schools: buildings, what...

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of how schools can best support pupils to pursue further education and careers in STEM subjects.

      Secondary Education: Copeland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to improve the quality of secondary education in Copeland constituency.

      Secondary Education: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received from (a) headteachers, (b) Ofsted and (c) parents on the quality of secondary education in (i) Cumbria and (ii)...

      Social Workers: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the adequacy of current legislative provisions to protect social workers from violence when carrying out their work.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2013, Official Report, columns 217-8W, on special educational needs (SEN), what guidance his Department plans to...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether information about the statutory guidance on social care for deafblind children and adults guidance will be included in Special Educational...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of staff recruited to his Department since 5 May 2010 identified their ethnicity as (a) white British and (b) from a minority ethnic...

      Teachers: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will enter into talks with the National Union of Teachers and NAWUWT to resolve their trade disputes.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether sixth form colleges are able to access the funding announced on 5 February 2014 to encourage graduates to teach mathematics.

      Young People: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what plans he has to update the publication Quality Standards: Delivery of Habilitation Training (Mobility and Independent Living Skills) for...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the annual cost is of a place at a secure children’s homes; and what estimate his Department has made of the likely annual cost of a place...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will place in the Library staff codes of conduct currently in use at secure children homes.

  • Transport

    • Abellio Greater Anglia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his estimate is of the number of commuters who will use Greater Anglia services at peak time in each of the next 20 years; and what plans he has...

    • Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many officials in his Department are working on the sale of (a) the Government's shareholding in Eurostar International Ltd and (b) London and...

      Aviation: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he take steps to facilitate direct flights from Heathrow to Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India; and if he will make a statement.

      Bus Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the total value is of the bus service operator grant that has been devolved to the Greater London Assembly since 1 October 2013 to date; (2)...

      Bus Services: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the potential cost of installing facilities to announce the next stop and the final destinations in all buses...

      Bus Services: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many bus companies have voluntarily introduced audio-visual announcements into their fleets to date; and what the (a) number and (b)...

      Bus Services: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which bus companies have received what value of incentive payments for use of (a) low carbon emission buses, (b) smart ticketing technology and (c)...

      Bus Services: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he intends to launch a review into future incentive payments to bus operators for (a) using low carbon emission buses, (b) fitting buses with...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to announce the outcome of his review of the work of the Driver and Vehicle Agency in Northern Ireland.

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many new drivers accumulated six penalty points within the two year probationary period in each of the last five years; (2) how many...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2014, Official Report, column 238W, on driving: licensing, what proportion of new drivers have had their licence...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which areas of the InterCity East Coast rail passenger franchise contract that bidders will be encouraged to resource in addition to the acquisition...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) for what reasons 7 December 2013 was selected as the locked box balance sheet date in the prospectus for the InterCity East Coast franchise; (2)...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the acquisition price that the successful bidder will pay for the InterCity East Coast franchise is capped at £20 million; and what recent...

      East-West Rail Link

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress he has made on identifying and evaluating potential routes for the East-West rail link from Bedford to Cambridge; and if he will make a...

      Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) total departmental expenditure, (b) number and (c) cost of people employed for the purpose of promoting equality and diversity was for...

      First Capital Connect

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received from First Capital Connect seeking compensation from Network Rail in the event of Network Rail infrastructure...

      First Capital Connect

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received from First Capital Connect on whether compensation from Network Rail in the event of delay to operating...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which properties in Phase 1 and Phase 2 areas have (a) been purchased to date, (b) exchanged contracts for purchase and (c) undergone a regulation to...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 15 January 2014, Official Report, column 555W, on High Speed 2: railway line, whether his Department has received further...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take immediate steps to reverse the recently-announced decision by Dialogue by Design that it will only accept responses to the Environment...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the benefits and costs of increasing the speed limit for hauliers from 40 mph to 50 mph where current limits apply.

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average time was for issuing a registration certificate to vehicle keepers by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in each year from 2010.

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average time was for processing an application for confirmation of non-eligibility for a grounds of disability by the Driver and Vehicle...

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2014, Official Report, columns 307-08W, on parking: fees and charges, what the (a) name and (b) region of...

      Pokesdown for Boscombe Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans there are to improve disability and pushchair access to Pokesdown for Boscombe Railway Station; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will include in the new Greater Thameslink franchise agreement a conditional level of customer satisfaction on the current Great Northern...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to increase passenger access to WiFi in the new franchise on the Greater Thameslink Northern line route from September 2014 .

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to include a renewal of rolling stock on the Hertford Loop Line in a new franchise granted from September 2014.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to roll out electronic ticketing on the Greater Thameslink Northern Line franchise.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will include in the new Greater Thameslink franchise agreement a conditional level of customer satisfaction in the current Great Northern services.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will include in the new Greater Thameslink franchise agreement an unconditional requirement to refund season ticket holders automatically when...

      Railways: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what date the £26 million for rail flood resilience work in the South West will be transferred from his Department to Network Rail.

      Rescue Services: Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff at the Belfast Maritime Coastguard Centre were asked to re-apply for their jobs following the reform of the service; and how many such...

      Road Traffic Control: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2014, Official Report, column 12W, on road traffic control: schools, whether his Department has made an assessment...

      Road Traffic Offences: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department is conducting on the impact of enabling Part Six of the Traffic Management Act 2004 with regards to infringements made in...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to publish his Department's guidance on the economic impact of highways maintenance and disrepair.

      Tractors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make an assessment of the cost and benefit of introducing a two-tier licensing scheme for tractors so that those which are suitably licensed...

      Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of services carried out by his Department in Wales in relation to the Welsh Language Act 1993 and the Welsh Language Standards.

      Wightlink

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make an assessment of the effect of the operations of Wightlink Ferries of the legal costs of dealing with previous and current applications...

  • Justice

    • Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent steps his Department has taken to make the justice system more accessible and easier to understand for those without legal knowledge.

    • Administration of Justice: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of Welsh language services in the justice system.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will issue guidance on when a sentence issued at a summary hearing within the armed forces becomes spent under the National Police Records...

      Charter of Fundamental Rights (EU)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to his contribution on 19 November 2013 on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, what meetings he has had with officials to determine a suitable...

      Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if the Government will undertake a full review of the sentencing guidelines relating to dangerous driving offences.

      European Convention On Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Christchurch of 10 December 2013, Official Report, column 123W, on the European Convention on Human Rights,...

      Family Conciliation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of family mediation services for those are seeking to resolve issues surrounding child contact.

      Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when the provisions in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 2012 for sentences to be aggravated for any offence motivated by...

      Judges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) name, (b) position and (c) date of appointment is of all current High Court and circuit judges who have identified as belonging to an ethnic...

      Legal Opinion: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to ensure that implementation of new regulations by the Solicitors Regulation Authority will result in deaf and hard of hearing...

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what recruitment campaigns his Department has run for magistrates vacancies since May 2010; in which region such campaigns were run; and how many...

      Magistrates' Courts: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases have been listed at (a) Bedford and (b) Luton Magistrates' Court in each of the last five years; and how many of the cases listed at each...

      Magistrates: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of magistrates in (a) Wales and (b) each Welsh county are Welsh speaking.

      Non-molestation Orders: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many non-molestation orders were issued by Horsham county court in West Sussex in (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and (c) 2013.

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of women who will be recalled to custody under his Department's Transforming Rehabilitation proposals.

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      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 receive high quality and holistic rehabilitation...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of staff employed by (i) his Department, (ii) agencies of his Department and (iii) contractors of his Department are paid...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many civil servants are on each pay grade in (a) his Department and (b) agencies and public bodies accountable to him; (2) what proportion of...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what effect changes in pension contributions have had on the take-home pay of officials of his Department at (a) AA, (b) AO and LO2, (c) EO and LO1, (d)...

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of prison officers working in (a) male and (b) female prisons are (i) male and (ii) female.

      Prison Service: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many training places are available each year for custodial staff in (a) suicide prevention and (b) self-harm prevention; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners have been kept overnight in (a) police cells and (b) court cells in each month since May 2010.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people whose previous residence is listed as being in Coventry are currently in prison; (2) how many people whose previous residence is...

      Prisoners: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if his Department will expand the Samaritans and Listener Scheme within prisons in England and Wales.

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign national prisoners have been sentenced (a) for drug offences and (b) under section 1(1) of the Street Offences Act 1959 in each of the...

      Prisoners: Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had with the Nigerian government about including James Ibori in a prisoner transfer agreement.

      Prisoners: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make it his policy to introduce comprehensive psychological assessments for a prisoner who has carried out an episode of self-harm; and if he...

      Prisoners: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make it his policy to introduce a system of case reviews of prisoners engaging in multiple acts of self-harm to determine likely contributory...

      Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of individuals who took their own lives within (a) one month and (b) two months at the end of a custodial...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether community rehabilitation companies will continue to be badged as the Probation Service.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether any proposals under the Probation Change programme for partnership working will be piloted before a national roll-out.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to pilot payment by results schemes run under contracts won by the private sector.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what funds he will make available to the National Probation Service after 1 June 2014 for the recruitment of trainee probation officers in England and Wales.

      Probation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the anticipated underspend for the financial year 2013-14 for each of the 35 probation trusts in England and Wales is.

      Probation: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what evidence his Department has used in formulating its proposals to sell parts of the Probation Service.

      Property

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

      Rape: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will publish a quarterly summary of the number of convictions for a primary offence of rape over the last three years.

      Reparation by Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many victims have (a) been offered and (b) taken part in restorative justice programmes since 2010; (2) how many (a) female and (b) male...

      Residence Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in what proportion of all cases heard in family courts where both the mother and father sought custody of their children the residence order was awarded...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many defendants were sentenced to between six and 12 months custody by a Crown court for one either way offence in each of the last three years.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were sentenced to (a) less than one month imprisonment, (b) between one and two months imprisonment, (c) between two and three months...

      Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many complaints have been received by Serco in relation to the contract for Community Payback in London since taking over that contract.

      UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the Government's commitment to give due consideration to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) when making new policy...

      Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of services carried out by his Department in Wales in relation to the Welsh Language Act 1993 and the Welsh Language Standards.

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many deaths in custody have involved an individual diagnosed with ADHD in each year since 2010.

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many investigations into injuries of children resident in secure children homes have taken place since 2010; and how many such investigations have...

  • House of Lords

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 17 January 2012 (WA 122), 17 December 2012, (WA 267-8) and on 29 January (WA 229), when they will be able to...

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 17 January 2012 (WA 122) and 29 January (WA 229) and by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Public Health,...

      Agriculture: Deaths and Injuries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many deaths and serious injuries have occurred in agriculture in each year since 2000.

      Agriculture: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what research they are currently funding into improving yields in arable farming.

      Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings by Testbiotech published on 8 February which stated that genetically engineered maize 1507 exhibited...

      Agroforestry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government , in the light of the funding available under Article 23 of Pillar II of the Common Agricultural Policy (2014–20) under the Rural Development Programme...

      Agroforestry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of agroforestry on productivity, ecology and mitigating climate change, including managing water and silt flow...

      Agroforestry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what examples of agroforestry schemes Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs officials have visited.

      Agroforestry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether agroforestry will be selected from the European Union approved list as an Ecological Focus Area option for English farmers under the greening...

      Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to create more apprenticeships and opportunities for school leavers in order to help start their careers.

      Armed Forces: Ex-Officers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the process for allowing former middle-ranking officers of the armed forces to rejoin.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many United Kingdom military personnel annually travel overseas to be trained in urban warfare or counter-terrorism techniques by the Israeli Defence Force.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many unaccompanied asylum-seeking children arrived in the United Kingdom in each of the last three years; and what proportion were subsequently joined by...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what form their financial support to asylum seekers takes; and whether they have plans to reform it. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what, if any,...

      Autism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support the Autism Sunday Campaign.

      Avian Flu

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what precautions they are taking in relation to the H10N8 bird flu virus.

      Aviation: Air Passenger Duty

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 4 February (WA 24), whether as part of their agreement with the Caribbean Council they intend to meet the...

      Aviation: Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the finding by the Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research published on 13 December 2013, reporting that tricresyl phosphate...

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Bahrain concerning the release from prison of human rights activist Rihanna al Mousawi.

      Bangladesh

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the activities of Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh; and whether they consider that action is necessary to address those activities.

      Banking: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to extend banking regulation to cover those responsible for the mis-selling of retail products and sales-based incentive schemes...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the terms of reference for the second review of sanctions referred to by the Minister of State for Employment, Esther McVey, in oral evidence to the...

      Caste Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Government Equalities Office received the results of the research on caste commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

      Central African Republic

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the possible deployment of the Stabilisation Unit to the Central African Republic. To ask Her Majesty’s Government...

      China

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take in the light of the findings of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for East Asian Business’ report on outbound investment...

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the impact of poverty and climate change on poor of communities worldwide, what steps they are taking to encourage organisations to develop...

      Commonwealth: Membership

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that an independent Scotland would be eligible for membership of the Commonwealth; and, if so, by what process it would join.

      Commonwealth: Secretariat

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) women, and (2) men, have been nominated successfully for Secretary-General or Deputy Secretary- General posts at the Commonwealth Secretariat...

      Credit Unions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Department for Work and Pensions Ministers and officials intend to meet the authors of the Church Urban Fund’s (CUF) report Money Speaks Louder...

      Cyclists: Fatalities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce the number of fatal cyclist crashes on the road.

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) women, and (2) men, have been appointed to posts as ambassadors or high commissioners since 1984 to (a) the United States, (b) China, (c)...

      Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the United Kingdom’s drug policy and to prevent increases in the number of drug-related deaths.

      Economy: Household Incomes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the projections from the Institute of Fiscal Studies regarding household incomes.

      Education: Citizenship

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that individuals, including children in schools, are aware of their rights and responsibilities as European Union citizens.

      Education: School Holidays

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving to families who are inhibited from taking a holiday outside school terms by increases in the cost of flights, in the light...

      Elderly People: Emergency Treatment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve care for the elderly and reduce the number of occasions on which they need to seek treatment in accident and emergency...

      Elections: General Election

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any consideration of the case for delaying the next general election until 2016, in the event that Scotland votes for independence;...

      Electoral Registration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will bring into force the provisions in the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 that extend the timetable for United Kingdom...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the total number of human embryos which have been destroyed or experimented upon in the United Kingdom, and of animal-human hybrid embryos created,...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made, and what action they intend to take, in the light of new research conducted at the University of Aberdeen regarding the risks...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 29 August 2013 (WA 359), 30 October 2013 (WA 259), 22 January (WA 129), whether they consider that the Human...

      Employment: Migrants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help into employment female migrants who may lack the skills required to be economically active.

      Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations or calls for evidence they are planning in respect of the implementation of section 74 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013.

      Environment: Bird Sanctuaries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the Environment Agency has spent on creating bird sanctuaries on or near the Somerset Levels in the last ten years.

      Eritrea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will discuss with the Eritrean Ambassador to the United Kingdom his compliance with United Nations Resolution 2023 (2011) regarding taxation...

      Eritrea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to enforce United Nations Security Council Resolution 2023, passed in 2011, which outlawed the “2 per cent tax” on...

      EU: Firearms

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the intervention of the European Union Commissioner for Home Affairs into the area of gun control; and whether they consider that...

      EU: Foreign Policy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 24 January concerning European Union foreign policy (WA 173), what role they see for an independent...

      EU: Referendum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the rules covering non-uprating of the basic state pension will apply to United Kingdom pensioners living in the European Union if the United Kingdom...

      EU: UK Membership

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 24 January (WA 174) concerning the future of the United Kingdom in the European Union, whether they will...

      EU: UK Personnel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) women, and (2) men, have been appointed as United Kingdom permanent representative to the European Union.

      European Securities and Markets Authority

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the predetermination that the Chairmanship and Deputy Chairmanship of the European Securities and Markets Authority should be held by...

      Eurozone

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Deighton on 6 February concerning the recent ECOFIN meeting (WS 35), what proposals the Greek Presidency put...

      Finance: Payday Loans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Ofcom’s publication Trends in Advertising Activity—Payday Loans, published in December 2013, what assessment they have made...

      Finance: Short Selling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 30 January (WA 247), whether they have consulted the United Kingdom fund management and ancillary...

      Flooding

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 27 January (WA 191), whether, in the light of the continuing flooding of the Somerset levels, they now...

      Flooding

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have sought or intend to seek advice from the government of the Netherlands concerning areas of farmland and domestic housing in England that...

      Flooding

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of European Union directives on flooding and water management on the current flooding in the Somerset Levels;...

      Flooding

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that water quality is being measured in flooded areas, that the results are being publicised, that warnings are being...

      Flooding

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 30 January (WA 247), whether one person or body has overall operational and strategic responsibility for...

      Flooding

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each year from 2014 to 2020, what forecast they have made of the additional number of properties that will be excluded from the Flood Re insurance...

      Flooding

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Environment Agency was first aware that the section of sea wall at Dawlish that has now failed was in a weak state; and what action it took at that time.

      Flooding

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent they consider that inadequate provision of storm and waste-water drainage infrastructure for new housing and commercial development since the...

      Flooding: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of properties excluded from the Flood Re insurance scheme because they were built after 2009; and what...

      Food and Drink: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to encourage food and beverage manufacturers to include clear and understandable food labelling on products for the benefit of...

      Food: Flour Fortification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 4 February (WA 30), on what date the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition’s advice on mandatory...

      Food: Flour Fortification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 4 February concerning mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid (WA 30), whether wholemeal flour will...

      Government Departments: 0845 Telephone Numbers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on the use of 0845 numbers by government departments and agencies; and whether they have given advice to the Environment Agency on their...

      Government Departments: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the expected reduction of £304 million in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills budget over the next two years will have any impact...

      Government Departments: Payroll Services

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

      Government Departments: Payroll Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which organisations the Department for Work and Pensions allows to receive payments by the use of payroll deduction facilities.

      Government Departments: Payroll Services

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

      Government Departments: Payroll Services

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

      Government Departments: Payroll Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which organisations the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills allows to receive payments by the use of payroll deduction facilities.

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what basis the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government decides to recover planning appeals by Travellers; how many planning appeals by...

      Health Education England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 23 January (WA 152), what steps Health Education England is taking to ensure that primary medical and dental...

      Health Education England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 23 January (WA 152), how Health Education England decides between conflicting demands on its budget between...

      Health: Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the accuracy of cancer diagnosis in the National Health Service.

      Health: Cardiology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase awareness of the impact of a high sugar diet on the risk of heart disease.

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will increase awareness of the risk of diabetes.

      Health: Meningitis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the outcome of the further assessment of the cost-effectiveness of treatments for group B meningitis by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and...

      Health: Patient Records

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government , further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 10 February (HL5199), whether patients will be able to withdraw consent for the release of their records...

      Health: Polypill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what analysis they have undertaken of the impact of the use of the Polypill among people above the age of (1) 50, and (2) 55, as proposed by the Wolfson...

      Health: Polypill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency to encourage the licensing of the Polypill to reduce the risk of...

      Health: Spinal Cord Injuries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many beds there are for ventilated patients in each Spinal Cord Injury Centre in England; how many ventilated spinal cord injured patients in England are...

      Health: St Paul’s Way Health Centre

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how governance arrangements for collaborative projects between health, education, housing and community services, such as the St Paul’s Way Health...

      Higher Education: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many students from China enrolled at tertiary educational institutions in the United Kingdom in each year since 2010. To ask Her Majesty’s...

      Higher Education: Sport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to forge links with and between the British Olympic Association, the sports lottery providers and selected British universities to ensure...

      Homelessness: Rough Sleepers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent the spread of tuberculosis among rough sleepers in the United Kingdom.

      Homelessness: Rough Sleepers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to provide English language courses to non-native-English-speaking rough sleepers.

      Horticulture: Peat

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce the use of peat in horticulture.

      House of Lords: Meat

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what percentage of (1) beef, (2) lamb, (3) bacon, (4) ham, and (5) pork, served in House of Lords catering outlets is produced in the United Kingdom.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which local authorities have made an application for funds under the £20 million of additional discretionary housing payments from the Department for...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what forms of appeal would be available to someone who has been deprived of their citizenship under the current proposals in the Immigration Bill. To ask Her...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions United Kingdom immigration officials have stopped and questioned individuals in-country, away from ports and borders, in each of the...

      Immigration Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why clause 18 of the Immigration Bill would enable the Secretary of State to impose a financial penalty on a landlord, without recourse to a court, and give...

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 7 January (WA 276), why the system of gathering data on the medical welfare of those detained...

      India

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the Indian authorities to release all Sikh political prisoners and to allow Sikhs to engage in peaceful political...

      India: Golden Temple, Amritsar

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to apologise to the Sikh community for the advice given to the government of India in relation to the operation at the Golden...

      India: Golden Temple, Amritsar

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to release all documents relating to communications between the governments of the United Kingdom and India in respect of the operation...

      India: Golden Temple, Amritsar

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they engaged with the government of India over the recent revelations about the role of the United Kingdom Government in the operation at the Golden...

      Insurance: Financial Products and Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any enforcement action has been taken by financial regulators in respect of individuals directly involved in, or overseeing, the mis-selling of...

      Interception of Communications Commissioner

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what, if any, reports they have received in the past 24 months from the Interception of Communications Commissioner in relation to any United States base...

      Internet: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why it has been necessary further to delay the target delivery date of superfast broadband from 2015 to 2017, and what is their current assessment of the...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Jewish students domiciled in the United Kingdom travel to Israel each year for military training.

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about reported clashes between its forces and volunteers at the village of Ein Hijleh in the...

      Lobbying

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the statutory register of lobbyists, introduced by the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014, is to be...

      Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration will be given to requests for an independent investigation into the number of black mental health patients undergoing coercive and...

      National Audit Office

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stowell of Beeston on 16 December 2013 (WA 147), what are the itemised costings that they expect the National...

      NATO: UK Personnel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) women, and (2) men, have been appointed as United Kingdom permanent representative to NATO.

      Network of African Science Academies–European Academies’ Science Advisory Council

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will represent the policy of the Scottish and Welsh Governments as well as the...

      NHS England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the policy of NHS England in respect of disclosing all potential conflicts of interest of those who work for it.

      NHS England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the policy of NHS England in respect of registering its meetings with lobbyists.

      NHS England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what code of conduct or other guidance applies to NHS England when commissioning reports or when meeting representatives of pharmaceutical companies.

      NHS: Accident and Emergency Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will maintain the standards of accident and emergency care and ensure that doctors are available at all times.

      NHS: Clinical Senates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who are the chairs and members of each of England’s National Health Service clinical senates. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many meetings...

      NHS: Data

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the inclusion on the Health and Social Care Information Centre’s table Data Linkage and Extract Service Charges: 2013–14 of prices for...

      NHS: Francis and Keogh Reports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they are targeting resources to implement the Francis and Keogh reports at acute healthcare providers and not mental health providers.

      NHS: Francis and Keogh Reports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking while implementing the Francis and Keogh reports to achieve parity of esteem between mental and physical health.

      NHS: Patient Deaths

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the investigation of patient deaths occurring under National Health Service care.

      NHS: Seven-day Working

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Earl Howe on 6 February (HL Deb, col 309), what assessment they have undertaken of the risk of patients and their relatives taking...

      Northern Ireland: Flags and Parades

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Randerson on 20 January (WA 85), whether the phrase “under current arrangements”, together with...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they assess the safety of aid workers following recent events in Juba; and to what extent aid and development programmes, especially humanitarian, health...

      Overseas Conflict: Explosive Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations of the United Nations Secretary-General and the International Committee of the Red Cross that explosive...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Freud on 15 January (HL Deb, col GC 144), what is their estimate of the annual cost of overseas healthcare and other benefits...

      Pets for the Elderly Foundation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision they are making to provide further support to the Pets for the Elderly Foundation.

      Quangos

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many quangos there were in December 2013; how the numbers compare with those in May 2010; whether they have plans to disband any further quangos; and, if...

      Railways: Cornwall

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to support the economy and people of Cornwall as a result of the cessation of train services to the remainder of the country.

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving to possible amendments to the proposed routes for HS2 north of Birmingham that could provide the ability to run through...

      Schools: Physical Activity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of rising obesity levels, what plans they have to ensure that children in schools undertake sufficient levels of physical activity.

      Skills Funding Statement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 30 January (WA 244), whether they will consult Gypsy, Traveller and Roma organisations on the...

      South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with President Museveni about the role of the Ugandan military in the conflict in South Sudan.

      Sport: Olympic Winter Sports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to continue to fund outstanding Olympic winter sport student athletes with Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) funding for the...

      Sport: Olympic Winter Sports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much financial support has been invested from lottery and government funding in each of the Olympic winter sport disciplines from 2010 to 2014 inclusive.

      Sport: Olympic Winter Sports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support the development of coaching in slopestyle snowboarding at dry ski slopes and indoor snow centres in the United Kingdom.

      Sport: Olympic Winter Sports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many dry ski slopes and indoor snow centres there are in the United Kingdom; and how much investment from both government funding and lottery funding...

      Sport: Olympic Winter Sports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any programmes to link primary school children living in the catchment areas of dry ski slopes and indoor snow centres to coaching...

      State Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 23 January concerning European Union powers relating to state aid to United Kingdom...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of President Omar al-Bashir’s declaration that counter-insurgency operations will be completed in South Kordofan and Blue Nile...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of actions of the government of Sudan in carrying out aerial bombardment in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states and in the...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken following the recent deaths of staff of the International Red Cross and of other non-governmental organisations working in...

      Transport: Taxis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to discourage the use of unlicensed taxi cabs.

      Tunisia, Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the European Union Foreign Affairs Council on 20 January, and subsequent meetings, they and their European Union colleagues will (1) give...

      UN: Commission on the Status of Women

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their objectives for the fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women which will take place at the United Nations in New York from...

      UN: Commission on the Status of Women

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to consult civil society organisations, churches and faith communities ahead of the fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the...

      United Arab Emirates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of the United Arab Emirates about the situation of Mr Jamal Hassan al-Hosni, since his arrest on 24...

      United Nations Commission of the Status of Women

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to promote a target on universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights within the new Millennium Development Goals...

      United Nations Commission of the Status of Women

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to promote a stand-alone goal on gender equality and women’s empowerment, as part of the new Millennium Development Goals framework...

      United Nations Commission on Population and Development

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which Government officials will attend the April session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development in New York. To ask Her...

      United Nations: UK Personnel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) women, and (2) men, from the United Kingdom have been nominated successfully for posts as Secretary-General, Under Secretary-General or...

      United Nations: UK Personnel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) women, and (2) men, have held United Kingdom head of mission status at the United Nations or its agencies since 1984.

      Vladimir Bukovsky

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the forthcoming 25th anniversary of the collapse of Soviet communism, what plans they have to recommend honours to Her Majesty for leading...

      Waterways and Rivers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley (HL4801), when the high banks containing the rivers Parrett and Tone were last repaired or their levels raised.

      Waterways: Dredging

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the provisions of the European Union Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC, concerning sewage and other pollution, will limit the scope of dredging...

      World Meteorological Organisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current contribution paid by the United Kingdom to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO); what proportion is used for activities on...

      World Meteorological Organisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to alter the United Kingdom’s representation in operational hydrology in the World Meteorological Organisation by...

What is this?

The parliamentary question is a great way for MPs and Peers to discover information which the government may not wish to reveal. Ministers reply via written answers, a list of which gets published daily.

We let you vote on whether or not the answer given is adequate.

February 2014
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
2425262728 

Did you find what you were looking for?