Written answers

Thursday, 3 April 2014

  • Cabinet Office

    • Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the Debate of 3 March 2014, Official Report, columns 726-32W, on Census (Kashmiri ethnic representation), if he will add a category of...

    • Census: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he will take to ensure that people who do not have online access will be able to participate in the census in 2021.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the standardised mortality rate from diabetes was in each parliamentary constituency in the latest year for which figures are available; and what...

      Pensioners: Brigg

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people (a) of pensionable age and (b) over 80 years old there are in Brigg and Goole constituency.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the (a) incidence rate and (b) age standardised incidents rate of prostate cancer in (i) England and (ii) each parliamentary constituency was in...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many men in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency and (b) England died from advanced prostate cancer in each of the last five years.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the percentage change in long-term youth unemployment was in each constituency between 2010 and the most recent period for which figures are available.

  • Prime Minister

    • Sri Lanka

      To ask the Prime Minister what recent discussions he has had with his Commonwealth counterparts on the resolution passed by the 25th Human Rights Council session on Promoting Reconciliation,...

  • Attorney-General

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions have been (a) commenced, (b) resulted in a non-custodial sentence and (c) resulted in a custodial sentence for (i) witness intimidation, (ii)...

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Attorney-General how many people have been prosecuted under the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 for breach of a non-molestation order in each police force area in each...

      Procurement

      To ask the Attorney-General what the (a) 20 highest and (b) 20 lowest value contracts awarded by the Law Officers' Departments' were in each financial year since 2009-10.

  • Home Department

    • Airwave Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Association of Chief Police Officers about proposals for the emergency services communications network...

    • Airwave Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts with her Department are held by Airwave; what the value is of each such contract; and when each such contract is due for...

      Entry Clearances: Entertainers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the efficiency and consistency with which the Permitted Paid Engagements scheme has been applied to...

      Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will bring forward legislative proposals to regulate workers posted to the UK by companies.

      Illegal Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her most recent estimate is of the number of illegal immigrants employed in the UK; and what change there has been in this number since...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to record the departure of non-EU students as they leave the UK at the end of their studies.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many men were victims of sexual violence in each of the last three years.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Greece

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what discussions he has had with EU counterparts about an EU response to the Greek government's proposed amendment to...

    • Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) 20 highest and (b) 20 lowest value contracts awarded by his Department were in each financial year since 2009-10.

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what asset freezes and visa bans he plans to impose following Russia's illegal annexation of the Crimea.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he will take to support the investigation by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights into alleged...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether all buildings (a) owned and (b) used by his Department have been inspected in order to identify asbestos; and how...

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will introduce joint and several liability across the UK labour market to ensure subcontractors throughout a supply chain...

      Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make an assessment of whether companies that post workers to the UK from other countries can create unfair competition...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he next expects to meet the Green Investment Bank to discuss whether its investment strategy is in line with the Waste Hierarchy.

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which trades unions are involved with health and safety committees in his Department.

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what health and safety committees operate in his Department.

      National Careers Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will place in the Library a copy of the current marketing and advertising strategy document of the National Careers Service.

      Paternity Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many men received statutory paternity pay for (a) ordinary paternity leave and (b) additional paternity leave in (i) 2011-12...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the (a) 20 highest and (b) 20 lowest value contracts awarded by his Department were in each financial year since 2009-10.

      South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many posts in his Department will be relocated to the South West in the next five years.

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what estimate he has made of the proportion of undergraduate university courses charged at the maximum tuition fee allowed;...

      UK Trade and Investment: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps UK Trade and Investment has taken to help export business in Morecambe and the surrounding area.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Electoral Register: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of those aged under 25 years in Northern Ireland are registered to vote.

    • Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) 20 highest and (b) 20 lowest value contracts awarded by her Department were in each financial year since 2009-10.

  • Wales

    • GCSE and A-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) how many students sat A-levels in (a) mathematics, (b) further mathematics, (c) physics, (d) chemistry and (e) biology in (i) Flintshire council area...

    • Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the (a) 20 highest and (b) 20 lowest value contracts awarded by his Department were in each financial year since 2009-10.

  • Scotland

    • Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the (a) 20 highest and (b) 20 lowest value contracts awarded by his Department were in each financial year since 2009-10.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the (a) 20 highest and (b) 20 lowest value contracts awarded by her Department were in each financial year since 2009-10.

    • Sunrise Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether she has discussed with Ofcom the future of licences held by Sunrise; and if she will take steps to urge Ofcom to retender the...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to reform the Electronic Communications Code.

  • International Development

    • Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the (a) 20 highest and (b) 20 lowest value contracts awarded by her Department were in each financial year since 2009-10.

  • Justice

    • Computer Misuse Act 1990

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 12 March 2014, Official Report, column 209W, on the Computer Misuse Act 1990, how his Department measures compliance with the...

    • Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders received a driving ban alongside a prison sentence of a longer length in each of the last five years.

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders received a driving ban before the age of 17 in each of the last three years; and in what proportion of such cases the ban expired...

      Family Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many parents represented themselves at court in child proceedings in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) gender, (b) religion or faith, (c) ethnicity and (d) grade of the staff in each prison in England and Wales was on 1 March in each of the last...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what data his Department collects on the number of men in prison who have been victims of sexual abuse; (2) what data his Department collects on...

      Prisoners: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what restrictions, by category of prisoner, are placed on access to (a) a prisoner's own books and (b) books from the prison library in the first four...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he has taken to ensure that the probation contracts in England and Wales are let without risk to the public or waste of public money.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the timetable is for the contracting-out of the Probation Service during 2014.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people given custodial sentences for non-payment of (a) a television licence, (b) vehicle excise duty and (c) council tax in (i) 2010,...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 3 December 2013, Official Report, columns 652-53W, on special educational needs, whether his Department has any plans in future...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what information (a) his Department and (b) HM Tribunals Service hold on the age of people (i) prosecuted and convicted for television licence...

      Verne Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his plans are for HMP The Verne.

      Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of employees in his Department of what (a) Civil Service pay grade and (b) gender work (i) reduced hours, (ii) flexi-time, (iii) from...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of transporting children from London and the South East to secure children's homes elsewhere in...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much capital investment there was in each secure estate establishment closed since May 2010 in the 12 months prior to the public announcement of the...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 21 January 2014, Official Report, column 162W, on employment and support allowance, when his Department expects to...

    • Employment: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people registered with a learning disability were in (a) part-time and (b) full-time employment in (i) 2009, (ii) 2010, (iii) 2011,...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 13 June 2013, Official Report, column 419W, on employment and support allowance, whether his Department expects to...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether people aged 55 years old and over enrolled in hybrid pension schemes will acquire the same right to access pension pots conferred...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the total value of funds held by pension providers on behalf of individuals who contracted out of the state...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the performance of Atos in carrying out medical assessments for personal independence payments; and if he will...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2014, Official Report, column 318W, on Personal Independence Payment, what discussions he has had with...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2014, Official Report, column 318W, on Personal Independence Payment, what assessment he has made of the...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what service level agreements his Department has with companies contracted to carry out the assessment process for the personal independence...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average waiting time is for applicants for personal independence payment in each region of the UK to be assessed by (a) Capita Health...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) 20 highest and (b) 20 lowest value contracts awarded by his Department were in each financial year since 2009-10.

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer 6 March 2014, Official Report, columns 971-72W, on Remploy, which businesses were sold; and whether profit from such...

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research has been undertaken on the prospects of former Remploy factory workers who were made redundant in (a) 2007-08 and (b) phases 1...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which companies have entered into contracts to deliver community work placements in each region and country of the UK.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Argentina

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what bilateral funding arrangements his Department has with (a) governmental and (b) non-governmental projects and bodies in...

    • Drinking Water: Chlorine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what his policy is on the use of chlorine as a disinfectant in drinking water; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department is (a) undertaking or (b) plans to undertake a review of the check-off union subscription provision.

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the answer of 19 March 2014, Official Report, columns 654-5, on...

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the answer of 19 March 2014, Official Report, column 655W, on electoral...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2014, Official Report, columns 622-3W, on the...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the answer of 29 November 2013, Official Report, columns 455-6W, on the...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the answer of 29 November 2013, Official Report, columns 455-6W, on the...

      Electoral Register: Fraud

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2014, Official Report, columns 622-3W, on the...

      Electronic Voting

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what research the Electoral Commission has commissioned into online voting.

      Electronic Voting

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

  • Treasury

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the HM Revenue and Customs computable general equilibrium model used to assess the effect on GDP of illustrative policies to meet targets in the...

    • Economic Situation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make an assessment of the role played by the inequality of (a) wealth and (b) income in the 2007 financial crisis.

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the revenue likely to accrue to the Exchequer from the sale of EU Emissions Trading Scheme allowances in each year to 2021.

      Import Duties: USA

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list by sector the amount of revenue received by the Exchequer as a result of tariffs on US imports in each of the last five years.

      Income Tax: Brigg

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in Brigg and Goole constituency pay income tax at (a) 20 per cent, (b) 40 per cent and (c) 45 per cent.

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of the planned changes to pensions on the operating budget of (a) the Money Advice Service and (b) the Pensions...

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish his Department's analysis of the potential risk to (a) the economy and (b) the prospects for long-term investment arising from the...

      Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) 20 highest and (b) 20 lowest value contracts awarded by his Department were in each financial year since 2009-10.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to pensions on the level of net migration and the number of over-55s who may emigrate; and what...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Government's response to the consultation Tackling marketed tax avoidance will be published.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department is (a) undertaking or (b) plans to undertake a review of the check-off union subscription provision.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • All Party Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his Department's policy is on allowing officials to appear before all-party parliamentary groups.

    • Bellwin Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of local authorities which registered for emergency financial assistance under the Bellwin Scheme...

      Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the likely effect of the Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2014 on the amount...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the effect of reductions in local government spending on the effectiveness of fire brigades.

      Fire Services: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the role of firefighters in responding to the recent floods.

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to change the contribution rates to the Firefighters Pension Scheme.

      Fire Services: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the current recommended age of retirement for firefighters.

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on devolution of Homes and Communities Agency assets to (a) combined authorities and (b) local enterprise...

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his most recent assessment is of the success of the zero carbon homes policy; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many deaths in fires in domestic properties in England there were in each year since 1999.

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the need for local authority pension schemes to integrate environmental, social and...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what steps he is taking to encourage local authority pension funds to become active owners or stewards of their assets as...

      Parish Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress he has made on measures to allow town and parish councils to send agendas electronically.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to support local planning authorities in (a) improving the viability of brownfield sites and...

      Planning Permission: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful planning appeals have been made against (i) Stockport metropolitan borough council...

      Planning Permission: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning appeals resulted in local authority decisions being overturned by the planning inspector in South...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps are being taken to ensure that the legal costs accrued over the closure of the traveller site in Fylde are recovered...

      Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of employees in his Department of each (a) civil service pay grade and (b) gender work (i) reduced hours, (ii)...

  • Education

    • Ad-Deen School Ilford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what reports he has received about teaching standards and education at Ad-Deen Primary School, Ilford; and if he will make a statement.

    • Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) if he will make cancer awareness education a statutory requirement in schools; (2) what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of cancer...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many serious case reviews have been (a) commissioned and (b) published since June 2010.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress has been made on implementing the early help recommendation of the Munro Review.

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what requirements there are for academies and free schools to publish their curriculum for prospective parents; and what form that must take.

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to increase freedoms for special schools to design their own curriculum.

      Jimmy Savile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which establishments are being investigated in relation to historical abuse by Jimmy Savile.

      Sixth Form Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to ensure long-term capital funding for sixth form colleges.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many graduates have entered teaching since 2007 in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency and (b) England and Wales.

      Teachers: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many service leavers have (a) applied to and (b) been accepted on the Troops to Teachers programme to date.

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 March 2014, Official Report, column 949W, on abortion, how many Ground E terminations were permitted due to a sex-linked...

    • Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of ambulance service category A 8-minute responses were initially met by (a) a team and vehicle capable of providing patient transport,...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of (a) physicists, (b) radiotherapists and (c) chemotherapy nurses working in cancer care; and what his estimate...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS trusts have a strategy to ensure that the carer of every person who is admitted to hospital with a diagnosis of dementia is provided with...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of the illegal use of controlled substances in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) Brigg...

      Foetal Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether evidence held by his Department about the disposal of foetal remains without the consent of the parents will be referred to the police under the...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much funding his Department spent on (a) genito-urinary medicine and (b) sexual health in each of the last five years; (2) how many (a) sexual...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice he gave to (a) primary care trusts and (b) clinical commissioning groups about adherence to NICE guidelines in commissioning services.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many independent funding requests and better care better value decisions were submitted to English primary care trusts in 2012-13 and to clinical...

      Hospitals: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health under what circumstances a carer may administer a person's medication in hospital.

      Jimmy Savile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which health establishments are now covered by his Department's investigation into historical abuse by Jimmy Savile; when he plans that the review...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will arrange for the hon. Member for Walsall North to receive a reply to his letter to the Chief Executive, NHS Trust Development Authority, of 10...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department has taken to develop a population-wide measure of levels of loneliness for inclusion in the Adult Social Care Outcomes...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in providing funding for counselling and psychotherapy for pupils in schools.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children have been treated in adult mental health wards in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the current average waiting time is for talking therapies for children with mental health problems, by local health area.

      Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on works and refurbishments to offices allocated to Ministers in his Department in the last 12 months.

      Mobility: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many NHS trusts have developed an action plan for the delivery of mobility services for children based on the best performing providers...

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the cancellation of the commissioning for quality and innovation pre-qualification criteria on the uptake of...

      NHS: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS trusts have strategies to exploit the commercial advantage of intellectual property developed at the trust; and if he will make a statement.

      Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what requirements there are on hospital trusts to stock medication for Parkinson's disease in their emergency medications cupboards.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) 20 highest and (b) 20 lowest value contracts awarded by his Department were in each financial year since 2009-10.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average life expectancy is of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer; and if he will make a statement.

      Smoking: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent by the QUIT campaign in each of the last five years.

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital procedures have been carried out using intra-operative fluid management technologies in each NHS trust in each of the last five years.

      Tattooing and Skin Piercing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to ensure that approved training and qualifications for practice of tattoos and piercings are carried out by...

      Tattooing and Skin Piercing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward legislative proposals to regulate temporary tattooing and piercing establishments such as tattoo fairs and pop-up shops; and if...

      Telemedicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procedure NHS England uses to benchmark the reduction of inappropriate face-to-face contact in line with Commissioning for Quality and Innovation...

      Telemedicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if NHS England will publish updates on (a) the three million lives programme and (b) NHS adoption of telehealth and telecare models of service provision.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to help households improve their energy efficiency.

    • Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of how many houses in the UK have an energy efficiency certificate.

      Energy: Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consultation he plans on regulations relating to houses in multiple occupation as part of the forthcoming consultation on...

      Fuel Oil: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of properties in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire that do not have mains gas access...

      Fuel Poverty: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of the number of children in (a) Rotherham constituency and (b) South Yorkshire living in fuel poverty.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of the number of treatable cavity wall homes in areas prone to flooding treated with inappropriate...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the average treatment cost to insulate (a) narrow cavity hard-to-treat walls, (b) uneven cavities in walls...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of homes classified as solid wall construction and built before 1920 that possess fillable cavities.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what account he took of the estimates of numbers of homes with (a) partial fill cavity walls, (b) uneven cavities in natural stone...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Sunderland Central dated 27 February 2014 relating to the Eggborough power...

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what costs were incurred by (a) the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and (b) his Department with external suppliers (i) in total, (ii)...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the (a) 20 highest and (b) 20 lowest value contracts awarded by his Department were in each financial year since 2009-10.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what modelling he has undertaken of the viability of the offtaker of last resort system for independent renewable energy generators...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 13 January 2014, Official Report, columns 340-1W, on warm home discount scheme, on what date his Department...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many visits Ministers in his Department have made to the bases of regiments which returned from operational duties in Afghanistan in the last three years.

    • Air Force: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which RAF personnel of each (a) rank, (b) duty and (c) location are currently serving overseas.

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel are taking part in the Seedcorn initiative; what the location is of each such person; and with what equipment such personnel are training.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much electricity is consumed by a Queen Elizabeth class carrier when it is alongside with no internal power generation taking place.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what work is required to the docks at Portsmouth to accommodate the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether both Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers can be docked at Portsmouth harbour simultaneously.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) beam and (b) draft is of the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier when it is loaded to its maximum configuration.

      Algeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what non-lethal military support his Department has provided to Algeria in each year since 2012.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information his Department holds on where the UK ranks worldwide in terms of its number of deployable forces.

      Armed Forces: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the armed forces will tender for the successor to the SA80 L86A2.

      Army: Length of Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average career length is of a soldier in each regiment or unit who enlisted (a) aged under 18 and (b) aged 18 or above.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) junior entry and (b) standard entry soldiers enlisted in the Army in 2012-13; and how many such people left before completing Phase 2 training.

      D-Day Landings: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what steps his Department is taking to facilitate the attendance of (a) veterans, (b) armed forces' widows, (c) armed forces' spouses and (d)...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what non-lethal military support his Department has provided to Libya in each year since 2012.

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in how many joint NATO training exercises in which countries the UK plans to participate in the next six months.

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assets and how many service personnel were involved in NATO exercise Joint Warrior from (a) the UK, (b) NATO members and (c) non-NATO members in...

      Portsmouth Dockyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what interruption to commercial and recreational shipping traffic is expected during the dredging of Portsmouth Harbour.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) 20 highest and (b) 20 lowest value contracts awarded by his Department were in each financial year since 2009-10.

      Service Complaints Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the budget of the Service Complaints Commission has been in each year of its operation; how many staff have been employed by that Commission; how...

      Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) with reference to paragraphs 7.22, 7.21 and 7.7 of Joint Service Publication 832, if he will place in the Library and on his Department's website a...

      Tunisia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what non-lethal military support his Department has provided to Tunisia in each year since 2012.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Procurement

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what the (a) 20 highest and (b) 20 lowest value contracts awarded by the Government Equalities Office were in each financial year since 2009-10.

  • Transport

    • Air Routes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the expanded Air Development Fund announced in the Budget Statement 2014 will apply throughout the UK: and how that fund will operate in the...

    • Directly Operated Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what Directly Operated Railways' total staffing budget was in each of the years since 2010-11; and what its planned staffing budget is for...

      Directly Operated Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what subsidiary companies of Directly Operated Railways have been created in connection with the direct awards programme.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received from the Welsh Government or the Official Opposition on Barnett consequentials for Wales resulting from future...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) 20 highest and (b) 20 lowest value contracts awarded by his Department were in each financial year since 2009-10.

      Railways: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport who is responsible for enforcing standards in the hygiene of toilets on trains; and who is accountable for any failings in this area.

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish and place in the Library all correspondence sent in the last five years between the Welsh and UK Governments on electrification of...

      Road Traffic Control: Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what commercial products his Department or the Highways Agency has mandated for use in road traffic management on the motorway network in the last 10 years.

      Road Traffic Control: Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress his Department and the Highways Agency have made in delivering the Government's small and medium-sized enterprise procurement policy in...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department and the Highways Agency are taking to reduce the risk of death or serious injury to road workers on the motorway network.

  • House of Lords

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent the selective abortion of girls in ethnic communities.

    • Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will simplify the funding rules for those undertaking Higher Apprenticeships and other work-based routes into professional careers.

      Bosnia Herzegovina

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Bosnia Herzegovina to protect participants within the Plenum movement in Bosnia Herzegovina.

      Broadcasting: S4C

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions during the past 12 months ministers of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have visited the headquarters of S4C in Cardiff; and...

      Debt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average ratio of national debt to gross domestic product in the 30 years to 2007; in what year and at what level that ratio is forecast to peak;...

      Disabled People: Blue Badges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Kramer on 26 March (HL Deb, col 521–4), whether they plan to specify autism as a criterion in guidance to local...

      Disabled People: Blue Badges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Kramer on 26 March (HL Deb, col 521–4), whether they will consider replacing the Blue Badge scheme with two separate...

      Driving: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the penalties for driving a motor vehicle without insurance.

      Driving: Prescription Medication

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to introduce a register for patients taking medications which are included in the list of specified controlled drugs that will be covered...

      Drones

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the European Parliament resolution of 27 February on the use of armed drones, and in particular its calls upon member...

      EU: UK Membership

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 11 March (WA 369–70) concerning the Prime Minister's position on “ever closer union”...

      Government Departments: Budgets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the percentage cost over-run established by the management board for any budget in the Department for Education to merit being tabled at the...

      Government Departments: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the expenditure of the Department for Transport, in reserved areas, per capita in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and (4) Northern Ireland, in...

      Government Departments: Surveys

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what customer, user and satisfaction surveys were conducted in the last 12 months in the Ministry of Justice and the agencies that report to it; which of...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what analysis they have made of the report by the United Nations Special Rapporteur, Ben Emmerson QC in February on the promotion and protection of human...

      Internet: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to regulate companies offering internet connection speeds which are theoretical and can never be achieved; and if so, what consideration...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Israel about the reported shooting of Fadel Odwan in Gaza; and whether they will discuss the use...

      Justice: On-the-Run Individuals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government , further to the Written Answer by Baroness Randerson on 26 March (WA 124), whether the review by Lady Justice Hallett is to be purely an internal government...

      Money Laundering

      to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of recent events in Ukraine, what consideration have they given to legislating to strengthen anti-money-laundering controls through the...

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry report into crimes against humanity in North Korea, they intend to review their decision to...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage local authority pension schemes to take into account environmental, social and governance factors in their decisions.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, during the shortlisting of the bid from Keolis and Eurostar to operate the East Coast Main Line franchise, they made representations to the...

      Railways: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they will take to facilitate connections between the Cambrian Line and the train services provided from Porthmadog Harbour Station on the...

      Schools: Inspectors

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the recruitment and training of school inspectors and lay inspectors.

      Sharia Law

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Law Society's practice note on drawing up wills which are compliant with Sharia law.

      Sharia Law

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the guidelines issued by the Law Society on 13 March on making wills “Sharia compliant”, what steps they are taking to prevent...

      South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the potential regional engagement of Rwanda, Burundi, Egypt and Uganda in South Sudan.

      South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government , further to the reply by Baroness Warsi on 24 March (HL Deb, col 421) on the presence of Ugandan troops in South Sudan, when the invitation to Uganda to...

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many taxpayers in the United Kingdom earn less than £10,500 per annum; and how many taxpayers in Northumberland, Durham, Teesside and Tyne and Wear...

      Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to discuss with the government of Ukraine safeguards for the rights of the ethnic Russian population of Ukraine; and if so, whether they...

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