Written answers

Thursday, 20 March 2014

  • Prime Minister

    • Former Ministers: Business Interests

      To ask the Prime Minister whether the appointment of the hon. Member for Wealden as (a) a consultant to Vitol Group and (b) a senior adviser to Atlantic Supergrid Corporation Ltd were considered...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether he has any plans to amend the operation or rules of the home ownership for people with long-term disabilities...

    • Census

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what monitoring mechanisms his Department uses to inform policy making and priority setting to reduce inequalities for ethnic...

      Council Tax Reduction Schemes: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people in (a) Denton and Reddish constituency, (b) Tameside Metropolitan Borough and (c) Stockport Metropolitan Borough...

      Green Belt: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of planning applications to build on sites in (a) Yorkshire and Humber and (b) Brigg and Goole constituency...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many houses have been started in each English local authority area since March 2010; and what proportion of existing housing...

      Landlords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will introduce a national register of landlords; and what steps his Department is taking to make it easier for local...

      Local Government Finance: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much and what proportion of (a) council tax and (b) business rates was uncollected by each of the metropolitan districts in...

      Local Government: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will take steps to ensure that the minutes of the board meetings of (a) external organisations, (b) trusts and (c) other...

      Local Government: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when all publications and literature, including press releases and statements made by officials on behalf of his Department will...

      Mayors: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on the introduction of an elected mayor for the Greater Manchester combined authority.

      Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre has billed the Government for use of the centre and associated facilities in...

      Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on the use of apostrophes on street signs.

      Smoke Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate he has made of the average cost to the owner of a domestic dwelling of damage caused by fire in a property...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electoral Register: Lancashire

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what the electoral registration figures were in each ward in the recent confirmation...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2014, Official Report, column 316W, on children: maintenance, in how many cases within the Child Support...

    • Jobseeker's Allowance: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid in jobseeker's allowance to recipients in (a) Scotland and (b) Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency in the last 12 months.

      Social Rented Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid in service charges to housing associations for adaptations to accommodation for disabled tenants in the last year for which...

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid in disability living allowance and personal independence payments to recipients in (a) Scotland and (b) Kilmarnock and...

      Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect on the ability of older and disabled workers to find work as a result of the abolition of the...

      Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect on the ability of small businesses to manage sickness absence of abolishing the percentage threshold...

      Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on alternative models of compensating small businesses for sickness absence after the abolition of the percentage threshold...

      Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the additional cost to small businesses of abolishing the percentage threshold scheme for recovering statutory...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Support: Hon. Members

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps he is taking to improve the support available to hon. Members.

    • Security

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, how many passes for entry into the Commons estate (a) are in issue and (b) were lost...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on an independent investigation into human rights abuses in Burma. [R]

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Burmese counterpart on ensuring that the upcoming census will not further endanger...

      Burma

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

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of whether Burma's state institutions have the capacity and capability to conduct an independent and...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publicly acknowledge and condemn supporting roles played by the Burmese state in the institutionalisation of...

      Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to improve trade relations between Commonwealth members; and if he will make a statement.

      Commonwealth Secretariat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times his Department met the Commonwealth Secretariat to discuss trade relations in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c)...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 28 February 2014, Official Report, column 527W, on Gibraltar, what subjects were discussed at the...

      Iraq: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what recent assessment his Department has made of conditions in Camp Liberty in Iraq; and what estimate he has made of the...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the UK has made to Israel about the recent settler land encroachment in the West Bank villages of Salfeet,...

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress he has made in recovering any Ukrainian assets held in the UK that have been improperly acquired.

      Western Sahara

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

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of injuries by the Moroccan military and security services of demonstrators in El Aaiun, Dakhla and...

  • International Development

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions she has had with the Burmese Government about resolving the issue of the statelessness of the Rohingya...

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make it her policy that demonstrable humanitarian access to Myanmar, including in Rakhine state, is a condition for the...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions she has had with the Burmese Government on its commitment to release Rohingya political prisoners held in...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding the Government provides in Burma for programmes supporting the eradication of drug production.

      Developing Countries: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to answer to the hon. Member for Foyle of 10 March 2014, Official Report, column 42W, on developing countries: family...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions she has had with international non-governmental organisations about the language difficulties of Syrian refugee...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what discussions she has had with international non-governmental organisations about the provision of work permits to Syrian...

      Trade Union Officials

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding her Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether her Department directly or indirectly contributed (a) financially and (b) in other ways to the work of the Committee on Human...

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent discussions she has had with representatives of the online retail industry to discuss the sale of alcohol online; (2) what...

    • Asylum: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Syrians have relocated under the vulnerable person relocation scheme since 29 January 2014.

      Crime: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of trends in the level of crime in South Staffordshire in each of the last five years; and if she will make a...

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many penalties for infringement of advanced stop lines were issued to (a) motorists and (b) cyclists in each of the last three years.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will bring forward legislative proposals to make the reporting of female genital mutilation cases mandatory for all public...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how the risk of female genital mutilation is assessed under immigration rules for applicants for asylum in the UK.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2014, Official Report, column 819W, on human trafficking, on what date the terms of reference for the...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how trafficked children will be identified and referred to the Government's new personal advocates trial for child victims of trafficking;...

      National Public Order Intelligence Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will extend the review into the Special Demonstration Squad to include also the National Public Order Intelligence Unit.

      Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she last visited national security establishments and personnel in Northern Ireland.

      Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of workplace nurseries available to staff in (a) her Department and (b) her Department's executive...

      Organised Crime: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the potential effect on levels of organised crime in Northern Ireland of extending the operations of the...

      Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with chief constables on the proportion of reported rape cases being referred to the Crown Prosecution...

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to extend sections 2A and 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 to Northern Ireland.

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints of alleged stalking behaviour were received by each police force in England and Wales in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13; and...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she became aware of the administrative scheme giving on-the-run republican terrorist suspects reassurances that they were no longer...

      UN Commission on the Status of Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the commitments made in the outcome document of the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2013 outcome document have been met and...

      Wildlife: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what controls are in place to ensure that wild animals imported into the UK under scientific licences are only used for scientific purposes...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Fuel Poverty: Blackburn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) energy companies obligation, (b) affordable warmth and (c) green deal grants were allocated in the BB postcode area in...

    • Fuel Poverty: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of people who have been removed from fuel poverty as a result of the energy companies...

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will suspend co-operation between his Department and the Russian state nuclear company Rosatom on planning for a new nuclear plant.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate she has made of the number of workplace nurseries available to staff in (a) her Department and (b) her Department's...

    • Public Order Offences: Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent assessment she has made of rates of prosecutions in North Belfast for public order offences.

      Public Order Offences: Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions she has had with (a) the Northern Ireland Justice Minister, (b) the Director of Public Prosecutions and (c) the Chief Constable...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many terrorist acts by alleged (a) republicans and (b) loyalists have been recorded by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in the last 12...

  • Transport

    • Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to improve existing railway stations and build new ones.

    • High Speed 2

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to ensure that High Speed 2 represents value for money.

      Rail Network Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to improve the rail network infrastructure.

      Rural Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to support rural bus services.

      Road and Rail Network: Flooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of recent flooding on the rail and road network.

      Road Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment his Department has made of the overall condition of road markings on roads and motorways.

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the answer of 27 February 2012, Official Report, column 151W, on bus services: disability, what steps the Government have taken to...

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2014, Official Report, column 386W, on bus services: finance, if he will provide a breakdown of (a) funding...

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2014, Official Report, column 525W, on cycling: safety, if he will publish a breakdown of the source of cycling...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to respond to the High Speed 2 Environmental Statement consultation.

      Kettering Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to ensure that Kettering station has a half-hourly service northwards on the Midland Mainline restored to it when the East...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to repair potholes.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the use of wild animals in circuses.

    • Bats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to mitigate the impact of bats on churches; if he will set out a timetable for such...

      Floods: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what flood prevention measures have been undertaken in (a) Corby and East Northamptonshire and (b) Northamptonshire in the...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 25 February 2014, Official Report, column 287W on unmanned air vehicles, if he will publish a full...

      Wildlife: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to determine whether wild animals being imported into the UK are being sourced (a)...

      Woodland Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2014, Official Report, columns 552-3W, on forests: finance, in which parliamentary...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what estimate she has made of the number of staff working for the Equality and Human Rights Commission who are employed through off-payroll...

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what estimate she has made of pay gaps in respect of (a) gender, (b) race and (c) disability amongst employees of the Equality and Human Rights...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if she will place in the Library a list of expenses which were (a) claimed by and (b) paid to (i) Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Board...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what assessment she has made of the (a) average and (b) highest daily rate paid to staff working for the Equality and Human Rights Commission employed...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many members of staff working for the Equality and Human Rights Commission who are employed through off-payroll arrangements were remunerated by...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to paragraph 39 of the final report of UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism dated 28 February 2014, if he will...

    • Air Force: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the (a) quantity and (b) value is of all transport equipment tangible fixed asset items valued at £1 million or over held on Air...

      Armed Forces: Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the military prosecutor who made the decision not to bring any charges in relation to the rape allegation brought by Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement...

      Army Personnel Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost under each category of expenditure was at the Army Personnel Centre at Kentigern House in each of the last 10 years.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of 2014DIN01-023, Engagement with suppliers, contractors and former bidders following termination of the Material...

      Dounreay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which radionuclides were emitted from the Vulcan Naval Reactor Test Establishment at Dounreay following the January 2012 incident; and in what quantities.

      Dounreay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Commodore at Faslane Naval Base was alerted that collant radioactivity had been detected in the prototype reactor at NRTE Dounreay.

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost in each category of expenditure was of (a) RAF Leuchars, (b) HMNB Clyde, (c) RM Condor, (d) Headquarters 2nd Division, (e) Headquarters 51...

      Military Bases: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 6 January 2014, Official Report, columns 14-15W, on military bases: Yorkshire and the Humber, if he will place in the Library...

      MOD St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost was of the provision of functional skills training for MoD St Athan by Bridgend College in each year since 2008; what the projected costs...

      RAF Mildenhall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether US C-17 aircraft carrying MQ-1 Predators refuel at RAF Mildenhall.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of potential effects of the five additional Reaper remotely-piloted aircraft systems procured under an urgent...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • National Museum of Computing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to her answer of 24 February 2014, Official Report, column 148W, on the National Museum of Computing, what response she has had...

    • UN Commission on the Status of Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to highlight the importance of women in the workplace at the forthcoming discussions on decent work at the UN...

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what type of wreath or floral tribute the Government will use in official ceremonies to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Cable Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the approved cables initiative; and whether he has considered bringing forward legislative...

    • Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what discussions he has had with local authorities on promoting the Green Investment Bank's new green loan scheme; (2)...

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure that registered intellectual property is used productively; and if he will make a statement.

      Investment: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will hold discussions with the Northern Ireland Enterprise Minister on potential economic effects of private sector...

      Overseas Trade: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the value of bilateral trade between the UK and Ukraine in 2013.

      Patents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the UK economy of patent trolls and patent assertion entities.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the RAB charge on student loans.

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy, how many new apprenticeships have been created as part of the Wind...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy, which higher education and professional institutions are including more...

  • Justice

    • Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many appeals against decisions on entitlement to (a) employment and support allowance and (b) personal independence payment there were in each month...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of how much air passenger duty revenue is lost annually as a result of passengers multi-ticketing via foreign hub airports;...

    • Empty Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) his Department and (b)...

      Minimum Wage: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many fines have been imposed to employers in Northern Ireland since 2012 for not paying the national minimum wage.

      Tax Evasion: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the loss of tax revenue arising from fuel laundering across the land border with the Republic of Ireland; (2) how many...

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the loss of revenue arising from cigarette smuggling across the land border with the Republic of Ireland.

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what contact his Department has had with the largest 10 academy chains to confirm whether they plan to make an application for a free school in the...

    • Adoption: Norfolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many children were put up for adoption by Norfolk County Council social services against the wishes of their birth family in each of the last...

      Children: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department gives to teachers and teaching support staff on supporting children with type one diabetes.

      Children: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what training schemes his Department has in place to enable teachers to support children who have type one diabetes.

      Education: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils in (a) Denton and Reddish constituency, (b) Stockport metropolitan borough and (c) Tameside metropolitan borough council continued into...

      Education: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency and (b) Yorkshire and Humber continued into (i) further education, (ii) higher education and (iii)...

      Faith Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has carried out any form of assessment of the number of state-funded schools where religious items or articles of clothing form...

      Free School Meals: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire were eligible for but did not claim free school meals in the latest period for which...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many representations he has received from local authorities indicating that the local authority does not require a proposed free school; and...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of free schools approved to date are faith schools.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of faith free schools opened to date have met the 50% target of children and young people attending the school who do not...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of (a) converter academies and (b) maintained schools achieved a higher percentage of students achieving five GCSE A* to C grades...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of (a) converter academies and (b) maintained schools achieved a lower percentage of students achieving five GCSE A* to C grades...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of (a) converter academies and (b) maintained schools achieved a higher percentage of students achieving five GCSE A* to C grades than...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of (a) converter academies and (b) maintained schools achieved a lower percentage of students achieving five GCSE A* to C grades than...

      Grant Maintained Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 13 February 2014, Official Report, column 816W, on community schools, how many maintained schools his Department believes to...

      Headteachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of maintained schools have changed their head teacher since September 2011.

      Headteachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of maintained schools that have opened since September 2011 have changed their head teacher since that date.

      Headteachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of state-funded schools have changed their head teacher since September 2011.

      Headteachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of free schools have changed their head teacher since opening.

      Headteachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of state-funded schools that have opened since September 2011 have changed their head teacher since opening.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what education funding per pupil was in (a) Staffordshire and (b) Brent in each year since 2009-10.

      School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the implementation of the School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012. [R]

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of (a) converter academies and (b) maintained schools received a (i) higher and (ii) lower Ofsted inspection result than they had...

      Students: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on students' personal information being (a) sold to the private sector for means of advertising and (b) used to improve electoral...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which contractors will be responsible for the professional skills test for initial teacher training entrants for the 2014-15 academic year.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what further information he will give to initial teacher training providers about candidates who were incorrectly notified that they had failed the...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to offer compensation to initial teacher training applicants who have been wrongly advised that they failed the professional...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools in Brigg and Goole constituency participate in the Schools Direct programme.

      Teachers: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of initial teacher trainees were service leavers in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11, (d) 2011-12, (e) 2012-13 and (f) the current...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Average Earnings: Clwyd

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what change there has been in median gross weekly earnings for (a) men and (b) women in Vale of Clwyd constituency since 2010.

    • Jobseeker’s Allowance: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people and what proportion of the working age population have been in receipt of jobseeker's allowance for over (a) two and (b) five years in...

      Nurseries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of workplace nurseries available to staff in (a) his Department and (b) his Department's executive agencies or...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 28 February 2014, Official Report, column 587W, on prostate cancer, what the standardised mortality rate from prostate cancer...

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Salisbury of 28 February 2014, Official Report, column 569W, on abortion, what process the Chief Medical...

    • Congenital Abnormalities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many ground E abortions for spina bifida were diagnosed by (a) ultrasound and (b) other diagnostic tests in each of the last 10 years; what...

      Congenital Abnormalities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many cases leading to ground E abortions of club foot were diagnosed by (a) ultrasound and (b) other diagnostic tests in each of the last 10...

      Diabetes: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children of (a) pre-school, (b) primary school and (c) secondary school age were diagnosed with type one diabetes in each of the last 10 years.

      Diabetes: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children have presented at accident and emergency departments direct from school requiring treatment for type one diabetes-related problems in...

      Health Professions: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many healthcare professionals in the NHS are not regulated by statutory regulation.

      Health: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations of the Marmot Review on health inequalities in England.

      Health: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that the recommendations of the Marmot Review on health inequalities in England are being implemented across all...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether commercial re-use licences for hospital episode statistics and other medical information gathered from NHS patients remain in operation.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will commission a national survey of investment in mental health services in 2013-14; (2) when he plans to publish data on mental health...

      Mental Health: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on mental health issues in each of the last four years; (2) what recent discussions...

      NHS England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who authorised the continuing payment of the salary of the national director for human resources, Jo-Anne Wass of NHS England during her secondment to the...

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients NHS England plans to fund for treatment for each of the technologies within its Commissioning through Evaluation programme in the year...

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken to promote innovation in specialised services following the indefinite suspension of the Specialised Services Commissioning...

      Sleep Apnoea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to ensure that GPs are aware of the warning signs of obstructive sleep apnoea and are screening for that condition using (a) the...

      Trade Union Officials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to find new treatments to tackle multi-drug-resistant TB; and if he will make a statement.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of multi-drug-resistant TB were recorded in each region in the last three years.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what measures are in place to monitor the effectiveness of the funding to improve electoral registration engagement; and when he plans to report to Parliament on...

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his Department's funding of £3.6 million to improve electoral registration will be given to local authorities which have not used local government...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if his Department's funding to improve registration will be given to local authorities that are spending (a) more than and (b) less than the average on voter...

      Hereditary Peers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will introduce legislative proposals to provide that the heirs of people who disclaim hereditary peerages cannot claim any hereditary right to membership of...

      Lobbying

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps he has taken to restrict access to departmental meetings by lobbyists since 2011.

      Returning Officers: Wales

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what representations he has received from (a) the Electoral Commission, (b) the Welsh Government and (c) Carmarthenshire County Council on the Chief Executive of...

      Returning Officers: Wales

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the suitability of the chief executives of Carmarthenshire County Council and Pembrokeshire County Council acting as returning...

      Returning Officers: Wales

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will meet the Electoral Commission to discuss the suitability of the chief executives of Carmarthenshire County Council and Pembrokeshire County Council for...

      Returning Officers: Wales

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will amend the guidance given to the Electoral Commission on whether prohibiting public officials who are suspended or under criminal investigation retain...

      Returning Officers: Wales

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions he has had with the Electoral Commission on returning officer responsibilities in Carmarthenshire at the forthcoming European elections.

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many officers there are in the Royal Navy for each of the following ranks: (1) Admiral of the Fleet, (2) Admiral, (3) Vice Admiral, (4) Rear Admiral, (5)...

    • Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many officers there are in the Army for each of the following ranks: (1) Field Marshal, (2) General, (3) Lieutenant General, (4) Major General, (5)...

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many officers there are in the Royal Air Force for each of the following ranks: (1) Marshal of the Royal Air Force, (2) Air Chief Marshal, (3) Air...

      Businesses: Prompt Payment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their proposed timescale for responding to their consultation Building a Responsible Payment Culture.

      Businesses: Prompt Payment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are considering to ensure that the Prompt Payment Code is effectively adhered to.

      Businesses: Prompt Payment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage an early-payment culture in business and commerce, where incentives are offered in return for invoices being paid in...

      Civil Servants: Classified Documents

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the civil servant who exposed to media view in Downing Street the classified briefing on their policy towards Ukraine has been disciplined; whether...

      Consumer Rights Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to extend the Consumer Rights Bill to cover smaller businesses, as recommended by the Federation of Small Businesses in its report...

      Education: National Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what regard they have given to pupil reflection in the new national curriculum.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health, Jane Ellison, on 8 January (HC Deb, cols 267–8),...

      EU: UK Membership

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the United Kingdom’s status in exit negotiations under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty in the event of a referendum...

      Food: Bananas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote competition in the trade in bananas.

      Former Prime Ministers: Public Duty Cost Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which former Prime Ministers have been given public duty cost allowances; how much those allowances were; and which specific and itemised duties they performed.

      Genetic Modification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 6 February (WA 76–7) and 4 March (WA 304), whether they are opposed to genetic modification of humans...

      Government Departments: Surveys

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what customer, user and satisfaction surveys were conducted in the last 12 months in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the agencies that...

      Health: Hypercholesterolaemia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the treatment of people with diagnosed Homozydous Familial Hypercholesterolaemia in England will be included in prescribed specialised commissioning...

      India: Golden Temple, Amritsar

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support a United Nations-led inquiry into recent revelations of human rights abuses against Sikhs, along the lines of that recently...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran regarding that country’s human rights record.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the death of the Jordanian magistrate, Mr Raed Zeiter, killed on 10 March near the...

      Lockerbie

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving to the claim by Iranian defector Abolghassem Mesbahi that the Lockerbie Pan Am 103 air disaster emanated from Iranian...

      NHS: Bullying

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to address the finding by Madeline Carter and others published in the BMJ Open that workplace bullying is a significant but...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken to ensure that staff in the National Health Service are treated fairly, with dignity and respect, and supported in their roles.

      Non-departmental Government Bodies: Staff

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

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports concerning the export of North Korean natural resources and “blood minerals”, including gold, produced...

      Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with relevant parties regarding the viability of the Palestinian economy under the current circumstances in the region.

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask the Leader of the House what steps he has taken to ensure that Ministers make sure, before signing replies to Questions for Written Answer, that the replies answer the questions which have...

      Schools: First Languages

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in how many schools in England is English not the first language of a majority of pupils.

      Schools: First Languages

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total yearly extra cost to schools of educating children whose first language is not English.

      Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they took to satisfy themselves that the removal from office of President Yanukovych was carried out in accordance with Article 111 of the...

      Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek to ensure that any contact group set up in relation to Ukraine and Crimea will be able to act independently and free from any veto by...

      Women: Board Membership

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to help promote the case for women in the boardroom.

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