Written answers

Thursday, 13 March 2014

  • International Development

    • Developing Countries: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what research her Department has conducted into the effects on developing nations of the UK's support of the New Alliance for Food...

    • Developing Countries: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how UK funds to the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition are allocated.

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what measures she has put in place to protect civilians in the event of an escalation of the situation in Ukraine.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he bring forward proposals to impose further sanctions against the Government of Iran for its continued support of terrorism...

    • Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of human rights abuses in Iran; if he will raise that matter at the United Nations; and if...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had at the United Nations about the Iranian nuclear programme; and if he will be make a statement.

      Iran: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what recent reports he has received of weapons from Iran reaching Syria across Iraqi airspace; if he will raise that...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of recent reports that Israeli forces intercepted an Iranian shipment of advanced, long-range M-302...

      Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Yemeni Government on the recruitment of children by the militia in that country.

      Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions (a) he and (b) other Ministers of his Department have had on the recruitment of children by the Yemeni...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Absent Voting

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what percentage of postal votes were cast in the 100 constituencies with the largest...

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what current campaign the Electoral Commission has to increase registration of (a)...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what account the Electoral Commission took of the contribution of the requirement to...

      Electoral Register: Fraud

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, in which local authorities in England the Commission believes electoral fraud is a...

      Voting Methods

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many (a) items of correspondence and (b) meetings with Ministers the Electoral...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether figures for the number of UK citizens in any of the last three censuses have been subsequently amended.

    • Conditions of Employment: Wrexham

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate he has made of the number of children living in households in Wrexham constituency where one or both parents are (a) working...

      Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people are employed in the (a) commerce and (b) manufacturing sectors in (i) Wrexham constituency, (ii) Wales and (iii) the UK.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many Government contracts have been awarded to companies based in Brigg and Goole constituency since May 2010; and what the value of such awards was.

      Housing: Prices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the cost of purchasing a home in (a) London and (b) the South East in each of the last five years; and if he will make a...

      India

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how long he expects the investigation into alleged UK involvement in the attack on the Golden Temple, Amritsar in 1984 will take; and whether all the...

      Military Medals Review

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) when the Honours and Decorations Committee last met to consider the recommendations put forward by Sir John Holmes regarding the rules for the...

      Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer in each of the last three years; and what the survival rate of women with ovarian cancer has...

      Pay: Wrexham

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what change there has been in median gross pay for women in Wrexham constituency since 2010; (2) what change there has been in median gross...

      Unemployment: Older People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of jobseekers over the age of (a) 50 and (b) 60 in (i) Wrexham constituency, (ii) Wales and (iii) the UK in the...

  • Attorney-General

    • Stalking

      To ask the Attorney-General how many Crown Prosecution lawyers have been trained to deal with offences of stalking under sections 2A and 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, in each...

    • Stalking

      To ask the Attorney-General in respect of how many alleged offences under section 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 proceedings are currently active in magistrates and Crown courts in...

      Stalking

      To ask the Attorney-General in respect of how many alleged offences under section 2A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 proceedings are currently active in magistrates courts in England...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Betting Shops: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many times her Department has met (a) local authorities and (b) local government representative bodies to discuss licensing of...

    • Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to ensure that superfast broadband reaches rural areas.

      Direct Selling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the recommendations of the all-party parliamentary group on nuisance calls' report into nuisance calls;...

      Direct Selling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she plans to publish her Department's action plan on nuisance calls.

      English Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the resource needs of English Heritage over the next five years.

      Film: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will hold discussions with UK and international film production companies to promote Shropshire as a film location.

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the research on fixed- odds betting terminals to be conducted by the Responsible Gambling Trust is due to be completed and published.

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of whether £100 stakes in fixed-odds betting terminal machines in betting shops contribute to problem...

      Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what information her Department holds on the number of local newspapers that have closed since May 2010; and what steps she plans to...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what timetable her Department has adopted for reform of the Electronic Communications Code.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people were fined for not holding a television licence in (a) Gillingham and Rainham constituency, (b) Medway, (c) Kent and (d)...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in (a) Coventry, (b) Coventry North East constituency, (c) the West Midlands and (d) England employed an...

    • Ballooning: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has made about the regulatory burden imposed by the European Aviation Safety Agency on hot air balloon...

      Cybercrime: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what contribution cyber-security exports made to the UK economy in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to support the use of electric vehicles.

      Energy: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer given to the hon. Member for Corby of 27 February 2014, Official Report, columns 406-07, how much...

      ICT: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of jobs which remain unfilled in the UK online and digital industries due to a lack of...

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what data the Land Registry holds on the number of leasehold domestic premises in (a) Worthing West constituency, (b) Worthing...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the Competition Commission's decision not to consider issues specific to Northern Ireland within...

      Official Receiver

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many complaints about the Official Receiver were received in each year between 2010 and 2014.

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to support UK manufacturing in offshore projects based on the UK continental shelf.

      Technology: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the number of young people without a university qualification working in the (a)...

  • Treasury

    • Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what right of appeal account holders have in disputes over dormant bank accounts.

    • Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what (a) amount and (b) percentage per average bottle alcohol excise duty increased between (i) 1997 and 2010 and (ii) 2010 and 2014; and if he will make...

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with mortgage lenders on their policy that domestic mortgages must be repaid in full before the mortgagor's 75th birthday.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Greater London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the potential for devolution of stamp duty land tax to the London Assembly.

      VAT: Tourism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the potential benefits of a sector-specific cut in VAT for the tourism industry.

      Video Games: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on reducing the regulatory burden on video games producers.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent assessment she has made of the investigation into the operation of the Military Reaction Force in Northern Ireland.

  • Education

    • Children: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance he has issued to schools on ensuring inclusive practice for children with autism spectrum disorders.

    • Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department last visited a Sure Start children's centre that was not in their constituency.

      Secure Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many places are occupied in each secure children's home; and what the total capacity is of each such institution.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with regard to the environmental land management scheme announced on 26 February 2014, if he will provide further details on...

    • Ash Dieback Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the geographical spread and impact of ash dieback disease.

      Ferrets: Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations he has received from (a) the British Association for Shooting and Conservation and (b) the Countryside...

      Hill Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to ensure that the upland entry level scheme is maintained; and what discussions he has had of other...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Coal Gasification and Carbon Sequestration: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the future prospects for coal gasification and carbon capture and storage projects in the North East.

    • Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 27 February 2014, Official Report, column 401, on energy market competition, by what criteria his Department...

      Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Wirral South of 27 February 2014, Official Report, column 398, on energy prices, what the...

      Energy: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the Coventry Switch and Save scheme supported by the Cheaper Energy Together fund.

      Energy: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what funding his Department has allocated to the Coventry Switch and Save scheme through the Cheaper Energy Together fund.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 16 January 2014, Official Report, column 990, on the wholesale energy market, whether his Department has...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the proportion of UK energy which may be supplied through extraction of shale gas over the next 20 years.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 25 November 2013, Official Report, columns 11-12W, on the Green Deal scheme, what estimate he has made of the...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for West Dunbartonshire of 27 February 2014, Official Report, column 389, on energy...

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many connections to the gas grid have been made in each constituency in each year since 2010.

      Radioactive Materials: Irish Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many incidents of safety breaches occurred during transport of nuclear material through the Irish Sea in each of the last five years.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much investment in the Green Energy sector there was in each year between 2005 and 2013.

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what reports he has received of safety breaches during the clearance of the Pile Fuel Storage Pond at Sellafield nuclear plant.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Betting Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities, which have issued Article 4 directions, have subsequently received planning applications for change of...

    • Community Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many facilities have been listed as assets of community value under the Localism Act 2011 to date.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of empty homes in (a) Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency, (b) Yorkshire and the...

      Fire Services: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many flood rescues and flood evacuations were carried out in England by firefighters from each fire and rescue service in...

      Homelessness: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will publish data on the level of women's homelessness; and if he will ensure that such data include (a) the number of...

      Homelessness: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to tackle women's homelessness.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent on the Get Britain Building Scheme in (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and (c) 2013.

      Local Government: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many bowling greens have been listed as assets of community value.

      Recovery Ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps to assist communities affected by the flooding and bad weather since the Christmas storm his Department has taken as...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the effect of reducing the qualifying period of right to buy from five to three years...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authorities ensure a one-for-one replacement of homes sold under right...

      Trade Union Officials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the amount spent by local authorities on funding for staff to carry out trade union activities in...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Beaches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what obligations public beach operators have to carry out risk assessments and provide a minimum level of lifesaving equipment on public beaches.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the policy set out in his Department's 2012-2017 Child Maintenance Arrears and Compliance Strategy to act within 72 hours of a missed...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what proportion of cases paying 90% or more of their child maintenance liability using the Child Support Agency collection service in the...

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the Terrence Higgins Trust report on HIV and poverty, published in February 2014, if he will review the effectiveness of the...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost to local authorities of administering housing benefit in each of the last four years.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to his Department was of administering jobseeker's allowance in each of the last four years.

      Local Welfare Assistance Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received supporting the removal of the Local Welfare Assistance Fund.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the total cost to the public purse of the higher rate mobility component of personal independence payment with eligibility...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 28 February 2014, Official Report, column 564W, on personal independence payment, what monitoring of the proportion...

      Universal Credit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the system for paying benefits into Post Office card accounts under the...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to improve the claimant experience of the work capability assessment.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the suitability of the work capability assessment to establish the fitness to work of those suffering from (a)...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many full-time staff are currently employed in each of the armed forces historical branches.

    • Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many local authorities have adopted the Armed Forces Covenant to date; and how many remain to do so.

      Armed Forces: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many serving armed forces officers have undertaken full-time postgraduate degrees funded by his Department in external educational establishments in...

      Armed Forces: Horses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of feeding, watering and maintaining the armed forces' ceremonial horses was in each year since 2010.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many international military personnel and from what countries attended (a) RAF Cranwell, (b) Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, (c) Royal...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the annual running costs for basic training services were at (a) RAF Cranwell, (b) Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, (c) Royal Military...

      Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will investigate what happened to the citation written for Corporal Stewart McLaughlin who was killed in the Falkland Islands in 1982.

      Military Attachés

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the salary bands for UK defence attachés are; and how many fall within each band.

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when his Department became aware of the detection of low levels of radioactivity in cooling water surrounding a prototype core at the Naval Reactor Test...

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has reviewed its plans to operate successor submarines without mid-life refuelling in the light of the incident on the Dounreay...

      RAF Henlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the running costs of the Defence Cultural Specialist Unit at RAF Henlow were in each year since 2010.

      RAF Henlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel of what rank and service have attended the Defence Cultural Specialist Unit at RAF Henlow for each year since 2010.

      RAF Northolt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the continued classification of RAF Northolt as a military aerodrome; and what account that policy takes of the proportion of...

      Red Arrows

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the running costs of the Red Arrows were in each year since 2010.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of the ceremonial duties performed by the London Regiment was in each year since 2010.

  • Home Department

    • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many employees of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre have arrest powers.

    • Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment she has made of the number of births which took place where no medical attendant was present in each of the last five...

      Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has taken in response to recommendations 5.1 and 5.66 in the Report on an unannounced inspection of Colnbrook Immigration...

      Deportation: Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on returning to Somalia those without permission to remain in the UK.

      Entry Clearances: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what average time is taken for a British citizen resident in the UK applying for a spousal visa for a non-EU citizen.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigrants arrived in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North of 11 February 2014 on behalf of a college in his constituency.

      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 of UK Visas and...

      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 Chief Executive of HM Passport Office of 3...

      Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to open historic civil registers of births, marriages and deaths and transfer them from superintendent registrars' offices...

      Special Constables: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps she has been taking to recruit special constables in rural areas; and if she will make a statement.

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers have been trained to deal with offences of stalking under sections 2A and 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act...

  • Justice

    • Community Orders: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what change there has been in the number of supervisory staff as a result of the sub-contracting of community payback in London to Serco.

    • Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of rape-flagged convictions were convictions for (a) rape or attempted rape, (b) any other kind of sexual assault, (c) a non-sexual...

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average ratio of prison officers to inmates in prisons in England and Wales was in June (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011, (d) 2012 and (e) 2013.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which prisons closed since May 2010 were previously housing young adults.

      Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been spent on recruitment of temporary staff by his Department and its agencies in each month since May 2010.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what offences were committed by those aged 18, 19 or 20 years old found guilty of criminal offences in 2013.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many of those aged 18, 19 or 20 years old found guilty of criminal offences in 2013 had committed a previous offence that resulted in a...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) 18, (b) 19 and (c) 20-year-olds were held in the secure estate in England and Wales on 1 February 2014.

  • Transport

    • A31

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the most recent (a) volume and (b) speed measurements were taken for vehicles on the A31 in or around Four Marks; and what assessment he has made...

    • A595

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what total sum was spent on safety improvements on the A595 in each of the last four years; and what schemes have been completed using that funding.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will raise the age of compulsory driving licence renewals to 80 years to reduce administration costs.

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) when he last estimated the existing stocks of low sulphur fuel available for use by commercial ships; (2) what recent estimate he has made of...

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to minimise the effect on seafarers' employment of the introduction of new sulphur dioxide emission limits for the shipping...

      Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many times the British Transport Police used stop and search powers under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 from that section's coming into...

      Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many convictions there have been due to the use of stop and search powers under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 by the British Transport...

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what scrutiny measures are in place to identify illegal abortion referrals; whether the competence for such scrutiny rests with the chief medical officer...

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department considers cleft palate to be a serious disability for the purposes of establishing the legality of abortions.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether it is necessary for a doctor to see a pregnant woman in order to make a judgement in good faith that she qualifies for an abortion under...

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the efficacy and quality of care of patients with breast cancer in (a) Gillingham and Rainham constituency, (b) Medway, (c)...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to better integrate care for people with diabetes across health and social care settings. [R]

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of diabetes in social care settings; and what guidance he issues to commissioners on improving care for people...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the work of cardiovascular disease clinical networks and their role in improving diabetes care. [R]

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will report annually on progress against delivering the objectives within Action for Diabetes; [R] (2) against what measures his recently...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to extend diabetes testing to people who are not eligible for the NHS Health Check Programme.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many local authorities have prioritised (a) obesity and (b) diabetes in their (i) joint strategic needs assessments and (ii) joint health and...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to raise awareness of diabetes amongst black, Asian and minority ethnic and other hard to reach groups; (2) what steps his...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of diabetes have been diagnosed as a result of the NHS Health Check programme in each year since that programme's inception.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people with diabetes who are unaware of their condition are tested for diabetes.

      First Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of potential ways to increase the number of people trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and using automated...

      Health: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment has been made of the implementation of the NHS Health Check programme in England.

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how implementation of the Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy is monitored and evaluated; (2) what recent steps NHS England has taken to...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made by the national cardiovascular intelligence network in bringing together existing cardiovascular disease data.

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment he has made of the efficacy of the processes for identifying (a) familial hypercholesterolemia and (b) sudden cardiac death...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease in the last 12 months.

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people with coronary heart disease have a co-morbidity in England.

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 37 of his Department's Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy, what steps Public Health England has taken to work with NHS...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were cancelled on or after the day of admission in each NHS trust in England in each of the last five years; and if he will make a...

      Human Papillomavirus: Gillingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in Gillingham and Rainham constituency have received the human papillomavirus vaccine since its introduction.

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the number of hospital admissions for malnutrition; and if he will make a statement.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether any companies with contracts to receive NHS patient data approved by the former NHS information centre are still being provided with data updates...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Health and Social Care Information Centre will be liable to legal action initiated by companies to which they have refused to supply patient...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 25 February 2014, Official Report, column 275W, on medical records: database, what remedial action for breach of contract would...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the value is of the care.data contract with Atos.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which companies bid for the care.data contract.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons his Department awarded the care.data contract to Atos.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what auditing procedures are in place to monitor the use of NHS patient data which has been provided to companies.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether patient data can be retrieved after it has been extracted under care.data.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether companies will be permitted to use patient data extracted under care.data for profit-making activities.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he will take to ensure that patient data extracted as part of care.data will not be sent outside the UK.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has carried out a risk assessment on care.data.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what audits he will carry out on care.data after extraction of patient records begins.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what types of organisation (a) will and (b) will not be permitted to access patient records extracted as part of care.data; (2) under what...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who will be responsible for taking decisions on the disclosure of identifiable and potentially identifiable data under care.data.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health under what circumstances (a) the Department for Work and Pensions and (b) HM Revenue and Customs can access patient information extracted as part of care.data.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many meetings he has had with commercial companies on care.data in the last two years; and when such meetings took place.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many meetings he has had with the hon. Member for Mid Norfolk to discuss care.data in the last two years; and when such meetings took place.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procedures are in place to retrieve or destroy NHS patient data which has been wrongly provided to companies.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he will take to test the technology used to extract patient records as part of care.data before full data extraction takes place.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to ensure that psychological support is always provided alongside medical interventions for Tier 3 obesity treatment of...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the NHS is taking to tackle obesity among members of its workforce.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many officials at Public Health England are tasked specifically with tackling obesity.

      Out-patients

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

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the development of the Transform programme in hospitals.

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to include pancreatic cancer in the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative.

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the clinical effectiveness of ipilimumab as a first line treatment for patients with advanced melanoma; and if he will make...

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that patients with advanced melanoma have access to all appropriate, innovative and clinically effective treatments; and...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many finished admission episodes there were in each NHS trust in England in the last five years for which figures are available; what the (a) mean and...

  • House of Lords

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 26 February (WA 259), whether they will now answer question HL 5467. To ask Her Majesty’s Government,...

    • Armed Forces: Sexual Abuse

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to ensure that allegations of sexual abuse in the army are properly investigated to ensure compliance with Articles 3 and 13...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent assessment they have made of the cost to the Exchequer of eligible claimants exporting unemployment benefits from the United Kingdom to other...

      Businesses: Opt-out Class Actions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the impact that introducing opt-out class actions in the United Kingdom will have on businesses, investment and the...

      Businesses: Opt-out Class Actions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they intend to facilitate class action litigation by introducing an opt-out mechanism for competition claims.

      Businesses: Opt-out Class Actions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to clarify whether the prohibition on the use of damages-based agreements in opt-out collective proceedings in Schedule 7 to the Draft...

      Civil Service: Senior Posts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many senior civil servants in the Ministry of Defence are female; and how many were educated privately.

      Companies: Malpractice and Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to hold corporate executives personally liable for the payment of a proportion of fines levied against their organisation for corporate...

      Competition and Markets Authority

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that the incoming Competition and Markets Authority can take issues of sustainability into account when looking into competition issues.

      Copyright

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the proposed exceptions to copyright can be introduced through the medium of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972;...

      EU: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much they have spent to date on their legal cases against the European Commission in respect of (1) the Financial Transaction Tax, and (2) the...

      Executive Agencies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees were recruited by Companies House in 2013; and, of that number, how many were graduates.

      Exports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills or its predecessor Department has granted export licences to Chemring Defence allowing it to...

      FTSE 100 and FTSE 250: Directors

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the numbers and percentages of female and male executive directors in (1) FTSE-100, and (2) FTSE-250 companies for each of the years for which...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff are currently employed for more than 50 per cent of their working week to support the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Business,...

      House of Lords: Official Report

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Directors of the Middle East Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office first saw the Official Report of the House of Lords debate on...

      Housing: Possession Orders

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the availability of bailiffs; and whether they are taking any steps to assist landlords with possession orders in regaining...

      Internet: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to their announcement on 24 February of an extra £250 million funding allocation to extend superfast broadband coverage, what is the...

      John Anthony Downey

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether new evidence emerged between 1989 and 2013 which led to the decision to seek to prosecute Mr John Downey in connection with the Hyde Park bombing of 1982.

      Justice: On-the-Run Individuals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consulted, or sought and received the agreement of, the Justice Minister for Northern Ireland in relation to the terms of reference of the...

      Local Authorities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what names they have suggested, recommended, and given to combined local authorities since their introduction.

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that HM Revenue and Customs form CA5403 is available to fill in and submit online prior to the roll-out of Individual Electoral...

      Non-departmental Government Bodies: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees were recruited by ACAS in 2013; and, of that number, how many were graduates.

      Non-departmental Government Bodies: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees were recruited by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in 2013; and, of that number, how many were graduates.

      Non-departmental Government Bodies: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees were recruited by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council in 2013; and, of that number, how many were graduates.

      Non-departmental Government Bodies: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees were recruited by Capital for Enterprise Ltd in 2013; and, of that number, how many were graduates.

      Non-departmental Government Bodies: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees were recruited by the Competition Commission in 2013; and, of that number, how many were graduates.

      Non-departmental Government Bodies: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees were recruited by the Competition Service in 2013; and, of that number, how many were graduates.

      Non-departmental Government Bodies: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees were recruited by the Construction Industry Training Board in 2013; and, of that number, how many were graduates.

      Non-departmental Government Bodies: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees were recruited by Consumer Focus or Consumer Futures in 2013; and, of that number, how many were graduates.

      Non-departmental Government Bodies: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees were recruited by the Economic and Social Research Council in 2013; and, of that number, how many were graduates.

      Non-departmental Government Bodies: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees were recruited by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in 2013; and, of that number, how many were graduates.

      Non-departmental Government Bodies: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees were recruited by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board in 2013; and, of that number, how many were graduates.

      Public Houses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to help promote public houses.

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask the Leader of the House what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Ministry of Justice with regard to the 13 questions asked of that department out of the 27 which remained...

      Research: Academic Research

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to maintain excellence in academic research in United Kingdom universities through block grant funding for research and the work...

      Sport: Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the women’s Olympic team sports of water polo and synchronised swimming have had their financial support withdrawn by UK Sport.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation has promoted the sale of United Kingdom defence, crowd management, crowd control, law...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the United Kingdom’s total contribution to the cost of the 2010 Sudanese elections, including support given to the United Nations Development...

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