Written answers

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

  • Attorney-General

    • Ukraine

      To ask the Attorney-General whether he has given advice to the Government on whether the removal of President Yanukovich was in accord with the provisions of Article III of the Constitution of...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to Growth is Our Business: A Strategy for Professional and Business Services published in July 2013, (1) what...

    • Apprentices: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of higher apprenticeships in Lancashire.

      Business: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to Growth is Our Business: A Strategy for Professional and Business Services published in July 2013, what progress...

      Cheshire Employer and Skills Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the evidential basis was of his decision to withdraw Government support from Cheshire Employer and Skills Development...

      Consumers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department has taken to improve levels of customer service in UK businesses.

      Further Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will name each further education college in Greater London.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what appeals process is in place for alternative providers which unsuccessfully applied to have courses designated under the new...

      Industrial Strategy Sector Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many times the Industrial Strategy Sector Council for Aerospace has met since it was formed; (2) how many times the...

      National Careers Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 3 April 2014, Official Report, column 744W, on National Careers Service, what assessment his Department...

      Official Receiver

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many disqualification reports were submitted by each Official Receiver's office in the year ending 31 March 2014.

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the annual (a) total cost and (b) cost per (i) female and (ii) male employee of maternity and...

      Paternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will introduce financial support for individuals who have worked previously but do not qualify for statutory paternity...

      Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what levels of stock his Department holds of (a) stationery, (b) printer cartridges, (c) treasury tags and other fasteners and...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to Growth is Our Business: A Strategy for Professional and Business Services published in July 2013, whether UK...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Digital Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to promote digital government.

    • Youth Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to maintain the level of youth services provision.

      Crown Commercial Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress he has made on developing the role of the Crown Commercial Service; what savings to the public purse he expects to accrue from commercial...

      National Citizen Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he plans to take to ensure that a higher proportion of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds participate in the National Citizen Service.

      Giro d'Italia

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what support the Emergency Planning College has provided to the planning and preparation for the Giro D'Italia Big Start in Northern Ireland in...

      Government Departments: Drinking Water

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will estimate how much Government departments have spent on filtering tap water for drinking in each of the last four years.

      Government Departments: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his policy is on ensuring that Government IT initiatives represent best value for money; and if he will make a statement.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many contracts the Government hold with (a) Johnson & Johnson, (b) Ethicon and (c) BARD; and what the value was of contracts with each such company.

      Non-governmental Organisations: Vetting

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what background checks are regularly made on appointees to quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations.

      Public Sector: Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2014, Official Report, column 469W, on public sector: fraud, if he will publish the independent project review of the...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department has any plans to end the employee trade union membership dues check-off system.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Stationery

      To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what levels of stock the Church Commissioners hold of (a) stationery, (b) printer cartridges, (c) treasury tags...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress his Department has made on reducing the number of empty homes in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) the West Midlands,...

    • Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent progress he has made on the localism agenda; and if he will make a statement.

      Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many jobs have been transferred from the public to the private sector as a result of privatisations or outsourcing by his...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the net change was in the number of homes for social rent between 1984 and 1990.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of his Department's staff excluding non-departmental public bodies were (a) women in top management posts, (b)...

      Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what levels of stock his Department holds of (a) stationery, (b) printer cartridges, (c) treasury tags and other fasteners and...

      Tell MAMA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much grant-in-aid his Department has provided to Tell MAMA since May 2010; and what further funding he expects to provide.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2014, Official Report, column 533W, on wind power, what proportion of the anticipated...

  • Education

    • Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children have been removed from their parents by social services in each of the last five years.

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment his Department has made of the number of UK households which experience high risk domestic abuse; and what assessment he has made of...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions he has had with the (a) Home Secretary and (b) Secretary of State for Justice on domestic abuse and its effect on children.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what research his Department has commissioned on a potential relationship between domestic abuse experienced by children and low educational attainment...

      Pupil Exclusions: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2014, Official Report, columns 787-88W, on pupil exclusions: autism, whether his Department plans to employ further...

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what data his Department collects on children missing education; what information schools are expected to record in the Lost Pupil Database, part of...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 7 April 2014, Official Report, column 56W, on soft drinks: schools, what proportion of (a) academies and (b) free schools...

      Schools: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 7 April 2014, Official Report, column 86W, on schools: governing bodies, how many governors (a) have completed and (b) are...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2014, Official Report, column 57W, on special educational needs, which organisations and charities have been...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2014, Official Report, column 191W, on special educational needs, when the pilots will launch and finish; and when...

      UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department has issued to other Government Departments on implementing the Government's commitment to give due consideration to the UN...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the voter registration rate was for 18-year-olds in each of the last 30 years.

    • 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 8 April 2014, Official Report, column 193W, 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 8 April 2014, Official Report, column 193W, 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 8 April 2014, Official Report, column 193W, 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 8 April 2014, Official Report, column 193W, on electoral...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the difference in the number of households benefiting from energy company obligation in 2013 and from...

    • Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the required rate of delivery of household energy efficiency measures required in order to...

      Floods: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the potential risks posed by (a) flooding and (b) rising sea levels at the Drigg Low-Level Waste...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to ensure that consumers benefit from green deal incentives.

      UK Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will place in the Library a list of the land and property owned by UK Coal and its subsidiaries that was previously owned by the...

  • Home Department

    • Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 24 March 2014, Official Report, column 16W, on asylum: deportation, to which countries the enforced removals of...

    • Asylum: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to ensure that the application for exit costs submitted to her Department by the North East Refugee Service in March...

      British Air Transport Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to respond to the letter addressed to the Minister of State for Crime Prevention from the British Air Transport Association...

      Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department plans to implement the Bling-Back scheme recommended in Baroness Newlove's report, Our Vision for Safe and Active...

      Crime: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of trends in the level of rural crime; and if she will make a statement.

      Crimes of Violence: Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many attacks were recorded against licensed taxi drivers in each year between 2008 and 2012.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will bring forward legislative proposals to criminalise patterns of coercive control in domestic violence cases; (2) if she...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to give local authorities greater powers to deal with the consumption of legal highs in a public place; and what...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the contribution of the (a) Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa route and (b) Tier 1 (Investor) visa route on economic...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to improve the performance of each police force in England in handling cases referred to them by the City...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the nationality and gender was of each suspected victim of trafficking referred to the Trafficking Victim Support Scheme operated by the...

      Human Trafficking: Albania

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make a comparative assessment of the sources, reliability and mutual compatibility of the statistics on the number of human...

      Licensing Laws: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) for what reasons premises in Wales have not been included in the extension of licensing hours during the FIFA World Cup. (2) if she...

      Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what circumstances she uses a calculation of the (a) value of preventing a fatality, (b) willingness to pay and (c) cost-per-quality...

      Tranquillisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to tackle the street trade in prescription tranquilisers.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Stationery

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what levels of stock the House of Commons Commission holds of (a) stationery, (b)...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment she has made of the prevalence of female genital mutilation in Northern Ireland.

    • Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps she is taking in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Executive to increase foreign direct investment to Northern Ireland.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to her Department remained unanswered (a) after 20 days and (b) after 90 days at 1...

      Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when she last held a meeting with the Northern Ireland Minister for Social Development.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether her Department has any plans to end the employee trade union membership dues check-off system.

      World Expo: Italy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions she has had with UK Trade & Investment on ensuring that Northern Ireland is represented in planning for the UK pavilion at...

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent meetings she has had on First World War centenary commemorations in Northern Ireland.

  • Prime Minister

    • National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Prime Minister with reference to his letter of April 2014 sent to small businesses on employment allowance, if he will clarify who was meant by the use of we in the third paragraph;...

  • Scotland

    • Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what levels of stock his Department holds of (a) stationery, (b) printer cartridges, (c) treasury tags and other fasteners and (d) other office consumables.

    • Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his Department has any plans to end the employee trade union membership dues check-off system.

  • Treasury

    • Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the reasons are for the difference in the most recent forecast capital gains tax revenue for 2013-14 and the forecast made in Budget 2013; (2)...

    • Employee Ownership

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 7 April 2014, Official Report, column 18W, on employee ownership (1) if he will make an estimate of the total value of shares...

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of raising the £325,000 inheritance tax threshold to (a) £1 million and (b) £500,000 in each of...

      Minimum Wage: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps HM Revenue and Customs is taking to tackle cases of employees in Northern Ireland being paid below the minimum wage.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to reduce the amount of stamp duty paid by first-time home buyers.

      Tax Allowances: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of men and women who make use of the non-earnings pension contribution limit; and if he will assess the potential...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had on combining national insurance and income tax.

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken to reduce taxation on small businesses; and if he will make a statement.

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to improve support for small and medium-sized enterprises which are in need of short-term assistance and flexibility through improved...

  • Wales

    • Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether his Department has any plans to end the employee trade union membership dues check-off system.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish his Department's risk assessment of the transfer of his Department's contract with Atos Healthcare for provision of work...

    • Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which Minister in his Department has responsibility for assessing the effect of his Department's policies on the welfare of children.

      Employment Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many times he has written to work programme providers or their representative body about the progress of employment support allowance...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of jobseeker's allowance claimants were subject to sanctions in each county in the most recent period for which figures are...

      Occupational Pensions: Skipton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many and what proportion of businesses in Skipton and Ripon constituency have not yet met their staging date for automatic enrolment...

      Occupational Pensions: Skipton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that the staging dates for automatic enrolment for workplace pensions are being effectively communicated to...

      Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to increase understanding of pensions and retirement planning amongst women.

      Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in which circumstances he uses a calculation of the (a) value of preventing a fatality, (b) willingness to pay and (c) cost-per-quality...

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what happens to a Remploy worker personal budget if the full amount is not used by the individual within 18 months.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to make it easier to report benefit fraud allegations.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 7 April 2014, Official Report, columns 103-4W, on state retirement pensions, if he will assess whether a woman born...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will bring forward legislative proposals to give the Advertising Standards Agency the power to fine advertisers for serious...

    • Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 3 April 2014, Official Report, column 145W on consultants, how much spending on consultancy was spent on (a)...

      Heritage Lottery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 10 April 2014, Official Report, column 311W, on public expenditure, what the (a) actual 2010-11 income and (b)...

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many paintings, artefacts and other objects were lent from the collections of grant-in-aid funded national museums and...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on whether the Government of Burma plans to open a country office of the UN High Commissioner for...

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of steps taken by the Burmese Government to (a) prevent sexual violence and (b)...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reasons the Government received from the Chinese Government for the cancellation of the UK-China human rights dialogue in...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects the next UK-China human rights dialogue to take place.

      Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of the export and trade promotion work of UK Trade and Investment is focused on Commonwealth countries.

      United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the UK contributed towards the funding of the United Nations and International Monetary Fund in (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and...

      Uzbekistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has made any recent representations to the Government of Uzbekistan regarding the imprisonment of the...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to ensure that mortgage lenders are aware of the Armed Forces Help to Buy scheme.

    • Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what military medals have received Royal approval following the Honours and Decorations Committee meeting in January 2014.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions on IUU fishing took place at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels on 24 March 2014.

    • Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what comparative assessment he has made of the performance of programmes in the UK and other EU countries which aim to reduce...

      Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in what circumstances he uses a calculation of the (a) value of preventing a fatality, (b) willingness to pay and (c)...

  • Health

    • Ambulance Services: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much grant his Department has supplied (a) in cash terms and (b) in real terms in 2010 prices to the East Midlands Ambulance Service in each financial...

    • Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on whether drinking milk reduces the development of arthritis.

      Better Care Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the reasons are for changes in the geographic criteria for Better Care Fund submissions.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the role of the Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set in the assurance and planning process for...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps (a) his Department and (b) NHS England are taking to support NHS staff to deliver an improved experience of care for cancer patients.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that patients have access to continuous innovation in oncology after the Cancer Drugs Fund expires in 2016. [R]

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 7 April 2014, Official Report, columns 33-4W, on cancer, how many GPs have completed the four modules of the online learning...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 April 2014, Official Report, columns 33-34W, on cancer, when he expects the updated National Institute for Health and Care...

      Cerebral Palsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on a clinical guideline for cerebral palsy.

      Cystic Fibrosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust's reported entitled, Hope for more: Improving access to lung transplantation and care for...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of people with dementia in each county are aged (a) under 65, (b) 65 to 80 and (c) over 80.

      Drugs: Side Effects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of deaths caused by adverse reactions to prescribed drugs in each of the last four years.

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 April 2014, Official Report, column 38W, on epilepsy, what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department had...

      Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the prevalence of food fraud in restaurants and food outlets.

      Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he has taken to improve co-ordination on food standards enforcement across local authority areas; (2) what steps he has taken to promote...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what reports he has received of clinical commissioning groups setting thresholds on the number of referrals by its GP practices; what assessment he has...

      Hereditary Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Royal Colleges on whether the genetic transmission of illness from parent to child can be prevented by medication.

      Jimmy Savile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been allocated by the NHS to fund compensation for victims of abuse by Jimmy Savile; and from which NHS budget such funding has been...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the new payment framework for maternity care in England; and what steps he has taken to ensure...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will review and consult on the methodology the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence uses to appraise medicines which are used in small...

      NHS England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department gives to chief officers of NHS England local area teams on responding to questions from hon. Members.

      NHS: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2013, Official Report, column 524W, on NHS: public appointments, where data showing the gender of people appointed...

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that all patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer are assigned a clinical nurse specialist; (2) if he will take...

      Scarlet Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of scarlet fever have been recorded in each of the last five years.

      Speech Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps will be taken against health and wellbeing boards which fail to provide augmentative and alternative communication provision; (2)...

      Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many operations for heart transplants have involved the use of genetically modified organs from (a) pigs and (b) cattle in each of the last...

  • Justice

    • Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which five companies were used most often to provide temporary workers for his Department in the last financial year; and how much in agency fees was...

    • Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many days were taken to process and grant each of the applications for remissions of employment tribunal fees that have been (a) granted and (b)...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many women have been convicted of child sex offences in each of the last three years.

      Prisoners: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners in each prison have refused to take part in the Ibaana programme since it was first introduced.

      Prisoners: Solitary Confinement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were kept in solitary confinement at (a) HMP Lincoln and (b) nationally in each month of each of the last five years for which figures...

      Prisons: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many books were bought by prisoners through the earned privileges scheme in each of the last five years.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice under the Government's Transforming Rehabilitation proposals, what the outcome would be if one of the tier one providers in the Community Rehabilitation...

      Secure Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many times (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have met (i) G4S, (ii) Serco, (iii) Sodexo and (iv) any other private provider to discuss...

      Secure Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many times he has discussed secure colleges with the (a) Secretary of State for Health and (b) Secretary of State for Education in the last 18 months.

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many overseas trips, and at what total cost, his Department made in each year since 2010; and what the costs of (a) flights, (b) internal travel, (c)...

  • Transport

    • Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the degree to which his Department has complied with the Public Sector Equality Duty with regard to disabled cyclists.

    • Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) fatal and (b) serious injuries were suffered by (i) male and (ii) female cyclists in each of the last 10 years.

      Cycling: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Newport West (Paul Flynn) of 9 April 2014, Official Report, column 231W, on cycling: Greater London, how...

      Driving Under Influence: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) patients, (b) healthcare professionals and (c) the general public understand the new drug driving offence.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the HGV User Levy on UK businesses reliant on foreign hauliers for imports and exports.

      Railways: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the amount of (a) net franchise payment and (b) revenue support is for the extension of the Greater Anglia franchise from July 2014 to October 2016.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what formula is being used to distribute (a) the £185 million fund to help repair local roads damaged by severe weather announced and (b) the...

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