Written answers

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

  • Attorney-General

    • Crime: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Attorney-General what steps he has taken to improve prosecution of wildlife crime.

    • Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Attorney-General how many (a) men and (b) women have been (i) investigated, (ii) given an administrative penalty, (iii) given a caution and (iv) convicted in court for benefit fraud...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women if she will place in the Library a copy of the guidance currently issued to managers at the Equality and Human Rights Commission on managing a diverse workforce.

    • Gender

      To ask the Minister for Women what guidance she has given to other Departments on commissioning publicly-funded research into gender differences in brain development and functioning.

      LGBT People

      To ask the Minister for Women what steps she is taking to advance equal rights for LGBT citizens in the EU; and if he will make a statement.

      Women's Business Council

      To ask the Minister for Women how many times the Women’s Business Council has met in 2014; and how many times Ministers met that council in the last 12 months.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect on the UK's relationship with Bangladesh of the activities in the UK of Tareque...

    • Brunei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with (a) the Sultan of Brunei or (b) his representatives on the introduction of sharia criminal law...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the situation for religious minorities in Burma.

      Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will convene a special session of Commonwealth representatives to discuss the suitability of President Rajapaksa as...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to his Egyptian counterpart about the sentencing to death of 683 people in that country.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has held with EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, regarding the EU monitoring mission to Egypt in...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 6 May 2014, Official Report, column 72W, on Iran, if he will provide a detailed itemisation of works...

      Morocco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the provisions of the EU Deep and Comprehensive Free trade Agreement with Morocco apply outside the sovereign territory...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of school-age girls in Nigeria abducted by Boko Haram or similar groups in each of the...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment his Department has made of the situation for religious minorities in northern Nigeria.

      Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will set out the steps he plans to take to remove UK nuclear weapons from deployment and their subsequent destruction.

      Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 28 April 2014, Official Report, columns 594-5W, on official visits, (1) whether the six received...

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the fairness of the hearing of Asia Noreen Bibi, sentenced to death in 2011 at the provincial...

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of Pakistan on (a) the fairness of the hearing of Asia Noreen Bibi who was...

      Swaziland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports the Government has received on the Zakhele Remand Centre in Swaziland.

      Swaziland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will instruct HM High Commissioner to Swaziland to raise the case of Mario Masuku and the Zakhele Remand Centre with the...

      Swaziland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the arrest of Mario Masuku in Swaziland.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment his Department has made of the situation of Christian communities in Syria.

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who the de facto administering power is in the area of Western Sahara not under Moroccan control; and if he will make a statement.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Business Growth: Basildon and Thurrock

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what support the Government is giving to business growth opportunities in Basildon and Thurrock.

    • Members of Parliament: Recall

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects to bring forward legislative proposals for the recall of hon. Members by their constituents.

      Political and Constitutional Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the Government's political and constitutional reform priorities are for the remainder of the present Parliament.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps the Government are taking to raise the number of people registered to vote.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister with reference to the answer of 6 September 2010, Official Report, column 304W, on electoral register, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to provide...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which local authorities have achieved the highest increase in levels of voter registration in the last two years; and what steps his Department has taken to...

      Referendums

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he has reviewed the efficacy of the guidance of the Electoral Commission on referendums; and if he will make a statement.

      Respite Care

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which organisations have received how much funding from his Office aimed at supporting access to short breaks and respite provision for children, young people and...

  • Defence

    • Al-Sweady Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of all invoices submitted by public interest lawyers for work undertaken in relation to Al-Sweady Inquiry.

    • Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of all Employment Tribunal judgements made against his Department since 2008 to date; and if he will make a statement.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what collision warning system is currently being tested on Typhoon aircraft; when he expects testing to be completed; when a decision will be taken to...

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much his Department spent in total on external legal advice (a) between 7 May 2010 and 4 September 2012 and (b) since 4 September 2012; (2)...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's cost of defence output categories taxonomy.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of his Department’s output maps.

      Radioactive Waste: Fife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to publish the remedial action plan for Dalgety bay; and when he expects to begin a consultation on that plan.

  • Home Department

    • Airguns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of the number of air rifles in the UK.

    • Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been removed from the UK under the Dublin Convention in each year since 2010.

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have arrived in the UK under the Syrian refugee programme.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons she will no longer fund the detention element of the Choices service from 1 April 2014; whether an alternative assisted...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration detainees left the UK through the assisted voluntary returns programmes in each of the last five years.

      Deportation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of time was between a deportation order being made on a foreign national offender and their deportation in each year...

      Deportation: Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the removal of asylum seekers to Somalia; and if she will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many calls were made to the National Domestic Violence Helpline in 2013; and how many such calls mentioned use of (a) any weapon and (b)...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of incidents of domestic violence involving a legally owned (a) firearm and (b) airgun in each of...

      Emergency Services: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the potential benefits and risks of commercial mobile networks providing the emergency services...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what representations she has received on removing the requirement to top up investments held by individuals on Tier 1 (Investor) visas;...

      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

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officials are employed in her Department's Human Trafficking Unit; what the purpose of the unit is; and what the role is of each...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his Department's priorities are for provisions to be included in the forthcoming Modern Slavery Bill.

      Illegal Immigrants: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of people who came to the UK to (a) participate in and (b) spectate at the 2012 Olympic Games who...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are taken so that immigration officers ensure the removal of any face coverings before authorising an individual's entry to the UK.

      Immigration: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the annual cost is of the asylum and immigration hotline open to hon. Members.

      Licensing Laws: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which people from Wales responded to the consultation on the relaxation of licensing hours during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to the Minister for Immigration and Security dated 10 March 2014, from the right hon. Member for...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 13 March 2014 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs S....

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 17 March 2014 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr A. A....

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 17 March 2014 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr M. Barzi.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 19 March 2014 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr F. Mir.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 24 March 2014 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Abdul...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 19 March 2014 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr F. Mir.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 17 March 2014 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Asif Rafiq.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 17 March 2014 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr M. Barzi.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to the Immigration and Security Minister dated 27 March 2014 from the right hon. Member for...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to the Minister for Immigration and Security dated 16 March 2014 from the right hon. Member for...

      Metals: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the proportion of applicants for scrap metal dealer's licences who were not known to their local authority...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of time spent in prison awaiting deportation for those foreign national prisoners beyond the end of their sentence...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals who have served their sentence but are awaiting deportation there are in each prison.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals in prison awaiting deportation beyond the end of their sentence have spent (a) up to one month, (b) up to two...

      Official Visits: Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the names are of all those issued visas in connection with the current visit of President Museveni of Uganda.

      Private Investigators

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2014, Official Report, column 346W, on private investigations, when the terms and conditions for...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with which countries the UK has asset sharing agreements for the purposes of freezing, confiscating and repatriating the proceeds of crime;...

      Roads: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research her Department has undertaken on the relationship between levels of street lighting and the incidence of (a) burglaries, (b)...

      Metal Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on the export of stolen scrap metal.

      Metal Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice her Department has issued to police forces on working with the UK Border Force in preventing the export of stolen scrap metal.

      Metal Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what organisation will take over the competencies of the National Metal Theft Taskforce once funding for that body ends.

      Metal Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment her Department has made of the level of stolen scrap metal exported for sale abroad.

      UK Visas and Immigration Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were employed by the UK Visa and Immigration Directorate on 1 April 2014.

  • Justice

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people in (a) Rossendale and (b) Darwen were found guilty of (i) drunk and disorderly behaviour and (ii) drunk and aggravated behaviour in each...

    • Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to ensure adequate procedural safeguards are in place for vulnerable defendants in European Arrest Warrant proceedings.

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what average period of time is spent on bail by an offender whose case is dealt with in a (a) magistrates court and (b) Crown court where the offender...

      Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward proposals to relocate (a) staff and (b) offices of his Department to Brighton; and if he will make a statement.

      Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment his Department has made of the effect of burglary on children.

      Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of levels of satisfaction with CAFCASS among younger children who do not complete formal feedback forms.

      Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the target time is for a decision on an application for compensation.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many applications were made to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority's hardship fund in 2012-13; and what proportion of such applications was...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many staff were employed by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority on (a) 31 March 2011, (b) 31 March 2012 and (c) 31 March 2013; (2)...

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress he has made implementing the recommendations of Getting It Right for Victims and Witnesses, Cm 8288, published in January 2012; and if he...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to consult on the introduction of custodial sentences under section 77 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 relating to data...

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the oral answer of 30 April 2014, Official Report, column 815, how the assisted digital service for lasting power of attorney is provided and...

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of (a) judges and (b) magistrates who deal with family court cases are (i) male and (ii) female.

      Ford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners released on temporary licence from Ford Open Prison failed to return in each of the last five years.

      Fraud: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of (a) men and (b) women found guilty of benefit fraud in each of the last 10 years received (i) immediate custodial sentences and (B)...

      Fraud: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 9 April 2014, Official Report, columns 244-46W, on fraud: social security benefits, how many of the convictions listed were...

      Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to ensure that the proposed General European Data Protection Regulation does not prevent health research involving personal data...

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of magistrates' use of two year sentencing powers; and if he will make a statement.

      Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he last met the Minister for Justice in Northern Ireland; and what subjects were discussed at this meeting.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many women have been charged with child sex offences but not convicted in each of the last three years.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people have been convicted of an offence contrary to sections 33 or 41 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, where the person caused to watch...

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 1 May 2014, Official Report, column 763W, on open prisons, what offences were committed by each of the offenders in prison for...

      Police Cautions: Copeland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many police cautions were issued in Copeland constituency in each of the last five years.

      Prerogative of Mercy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether all people who received a Royal Prerogative of Mercy had their names listed in the London Gazette.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been spent purchasing additional prison places from existing privately run prisons in each month since 1 January 2014; from which prisons...

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the required prison officers in post figures are as part of the benchmarking process for each prison; and what the corresponding current full-time...

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the staff sickness rate has been in (a) the prison estate and (b) HM Prison High Down in each month since September 2013.

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the ratio of prison officers to inmates of each gender was in each (a) prison establishment and (b) category of prison in each of the last five years.

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 7 April 2014, Official Report, columns 130-1W, on prisons: disciplinary proceedings, what the sex was of each of the 11...

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison officers left Prison Service employment within (a) six months, (b) one year and (c) two years of becoming an officer in each of the last...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many hours per week was spent in (a) education or training, (b) work and (c) cells by prisoners in (i) each prison in England and Wales and (ii) each...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the relationship between trends in (a) the prison population and (b) crime levels in the last 10 years; and if he will...

      Prisoners: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what information his Department holds on whether Lin Liang Ren, who served part of his sentence in the UK after being convicted for his part in the...

      Prisoners: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average monthly cost of maintaining someone in prison is.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) charges and (b) successful convictions have been brought following assaults against prison staff by prisoners in each year since 2010.

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cellular devices have been confiscated from prisons in each of the last five years by establishment.

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many mobile telephones have been found in prisons in England and Wales, by establishment, in each year since 2010.

      Prisons: Seized Articles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many seizures of (a) class A drugs, (b) mobile telephones and (c) knives there were in each high security prison in 2013.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) on what date contracts for probation work will be signed; and when operations will go live; (2) what the close of tender date will be for the...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what meetings (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) special advisers have had with (i) G4S, (ii) Serco, (iii) Sodexo, (iv) A4E, (v) Capita,...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average length of time is between a defendant being charged and the first day of proceedings in court in cases of (a) domestic violence, (b)...

      Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 10 April 2014, Official Report, column 406W, on remand in custody, what proportion of the total number of defendants charged...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of offenders who (a) breached their licence conditions and (b) re-offended while on licence were recalled to prison in each...

      Sentencing: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people of each gender were sentenced in the West Yorkshire police force area to immediate custody for a first offence in each year since 2008;...

      Victim Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent progress he has made on plans to extend the funding of Victim Support beyond 2015.

      Youth Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions magistrates in youth courts handed down maximum two-year sentences in each of the last five years.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will commission research into whether the rate of pay for apprentices under 18 years is a disincentive.

    • Business: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what support the Government is giving to small and medium-sized businesses in Cumbria.

      Business: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people registered a business (a) online and (b) offline in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13.

      Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 10 April 2014, Official Report, column 312W, on building regulations, what assessment he has made of...

      Direct Selling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to protect consumers from fraud and other doorstep crimes.

      Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which organisations have received how much funding from his Department aimed at supporting access to short breaks and respite...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Herefordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total value is of Common Agricultural Policy payments to farms in Herefordshire in the last five years for which...

    • Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to catch and control magpies and hooded crows.

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to his answer of 8 April 2014, Official Report, column 208W, on Common Agricultural Policy, if he will assess the...

      Deer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment his Department has made of the prevalence of ticks in deer; and what steps he is taking to tackle...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will bring forward legislative proposals to protect the UK's forests.

      Mangos: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions, he has had with (a) EU officials, (b) Indian authorities and (c) affected UK businesses regarding the...

      Mink

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to control mink.

  • Transport

    • Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will commission independent research to analyse the effectiveness of a voluntary approach to disability awareness training for bus staff.

    • Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions officials or Ministers of his Department have had with bus company representatives on disability awareness training and EU Regulation...

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how his Department plans to monitor voluntary compliance with disability awareness training by bus and coach companies.

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions officials and Ministers in his Department have had with disability or transport groups on bus driver awareness training and EU...

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport of 9 January 2014, Official Report, column 174WH, on disabled...

      Cycling: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the cycle to work scheme in Northern Ireland; (2) what level of uptake there has been for...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many individuals applied to have their licences restored following the voluntary or enforced revocation of a driving licence on medical grounds in...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much from the public purse was spent on rebranding (a) engines and (b) rolling stock used on rail services in (i) Bury St Edmunds, (ii) Suffolk,...

      Roads: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been invested in road infrastructure in (a) Portsmouth South constituency and (b) Hampshire in each of the last four years.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what criteria are used to decide which public bodies and offices are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments; (2) appointments to...

    • Publications

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what literature was produced to educate the public on government policy in (a) 2012-13 and (b) 2013-14.

      Respite Care

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which organisations have received how much funding from his Department aimed at supporting access to short breaks and respite provision for children,...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many of his Department's employees are currently working on the digital solution for universal credit.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of the introduction of unbundled fibre to the cabinet and sub-loop bundling of...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will initiate a review of the fibre broadband wholesale pricing structure.

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2014, Official Report, column 576W, on Equality and Human Rights Commission, if he will place in...

      Giro d'Italia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the potential for growth in tourism as a result of the opening stages...

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent representations he has received on privatising a larger share of the radio spectrum; and if he will make a statement.

      Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which organisations have received how much funding from his Department aimed at supporting access to short breaks and respite provision...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to her answer of 30 April 2014, Official Report, column 723W, on Northern Ireland Government, when she last met with the Northern...

    • Praxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will provide funding for Praxis to support the relocation of employees working on the Hillsborough Estate.

      Praxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent support her Department has offered to Praxis to help relocate their services off the Hillsborough Estate.

      Praxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will meet representatives of Praxis to discuss their eviction from the Hillsborough Estate.

      Prerogative of Mercy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when she was informed by officials in her Department that records for the period 1987 to 1988 relating to the Royal Prerogative of Mercy had...

  • Education

    • Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children were on child protection plans in each Greater Manchester local authority area in the last three years for which data is available.

    • Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will discuss with (a) the Whitbourne Independent School and Hub and (b) other projects whose applications for free school status were turned down...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of the cohort achieved an A* to C grade in (a) GCSE mathematics, (b) GCSE English and (c) GCSE English literature at the end of (i)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 24 March 2014 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Sherratt.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the performance of the School Food Plan in increasing healthy breakfast provision in more deprived areas; and how much...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education in which local authorities 30% or more pupils entitled to free school meals are not claiming them; and what steps he is taking to improve the take-up...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make it his policy to rule out the introduction of fees for admission to over-subscribed schools supported by public funds.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answers of 29 April 2014, Official Report, columns 559-60W and column 560W, on schools: inspections, for what reason local authorities...

      Sixth-form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools and academies have (a) opened a new sixth form and (b) closed their sixth form in each year since 2005.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Carrington Wire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects the Pension Regulator to conclude its investigation into the Carrington Wire pension scheme.

    • Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what underspend there has been on the Youth Contract scheme; and how any such underspend has been used.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what training is provided to front-desk jobcentre staff on understanding and being sympathetic to the variety of difficulties that some people...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department takes to ensure that a claimant suffers no financial hardship as a result of paperwork lost by a jobcentre.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many sick notes have been recorded as missing by Jobcentre plus (a) annually since 2010 and (b) in each of the last 12 months.

      Jobseeker’s Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobseeker's allowance claimants have been referred early to payment group three of the work programme since June 2011; and what...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claimed how much support for mortgage interest in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) January to April 2014.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of women with multiple part-time jobs whose total earnings are above the threshold for automatic...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of working age (a) men and (b) women who do not meet the wage criteria for eligibility...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the net benefits in 2011-12 prices of the Universal Credit programme in the period 2010-11 to 2022-23.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when his Department first approached the Computer Electronics and Surveillance Group of GCHQ about security in the universal credit IT system.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he commissioned recruitment firms to assist in the appointment of a new director general for universal credit.

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate his Department has made of the potential effect on GDP of the reform to the air passenger duty banding system announced in the 2014...

    • Debts: Developing Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will undertake a review of the effectiveness of the Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Act 2010 in preventing the use of the English legal system by...

      Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate his Department made before the 2012 Budget of the number of properties valued at more than (a) £2 million and (b) £5 million;...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the potential cost to the public purse of raising the income tax personal allowance for 2014-15 from £10,000, (a) £10,550, (b)...

      Mapeley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has paid to Mapeley STEPS Contractor Limited since the sale of HM Revenue and Customs' estate to that company.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which social care providers have been identified by HM Revenue and Customs as non-compliant with national minimum wage legislation; how much is owed in...

      Money Laundering: EU Action

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he will take to implement the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive; and what plans he has to distinguish between high and low risk trusts.

      National Insurance Contributions: New Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employers participated in the regional employer national insurance contributions holiday in each region.

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many requests for annual PAYE status have been received in each month since the introduction of PAYE Real Time Information; and how many such requests...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people are employed by HM Revenue and Customs in regional post rooms at each location in the UK.

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of qualifying companies in the Tonnage Tax scheme were in the (a) public and (b) private sector in each year the scheme has...

      UK Asset Resolution

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what discussions he has had with UKAR regarding the potential effect on customers of a rise in interest rates; (2) what assessment he has made of the...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he intends to answer Question 195074, from the hon. Member for Leicester West, on social care providers and non-payments of the National Minimum Wage.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether all independent renewable energy generators will have agreed project terms with their financiers at the time of submitting a...

    • Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many reviews of solar PV support schemes his Department has undertaken since 2010.

      Solar PV Strategy Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many meetings of the Government industry solar strategy group have taken place since it was established in 2012; and on what dates...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the link between (a) street and (b) ambient lighting and the incidence of burglaries.

    • Derelict Land: Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will assess the potential merits of retaining brownfield enclaves within urban areas as greenspaces for local amenity...

      Empty Property: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of empty properties in (a) Bristol North West constituency and (b) Bristol.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to publish the findings of the research he commissioned from the University of Sheffield into the New Homes...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made on plans to increase house building by 2030.

      Leasehold Advisory Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to appoint a new chariman to the Leasehold Advisory Service.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria he will use to assess requests for extra powers from local enterprise partnerships and combined authorities.

      Local Government and Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers and freedoms relating to (a) skills and employment, (b) housing and (c) economic development have been devolved...

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations he has received on levels of remuneration for local government executives.

      Local Government: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answers of 6 May 2014, Official Report, column 29W, and of 21 November 2013, Official Report, columns 980-1W, on...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities take into account the effect of planning decisions on neighbouring...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to publish the Government's response to the review of property conditions in the private rented sector.

      Solar Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of solar farm planning applications were approved by local planning authorities in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c)...

      Temporary Accommodation: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many families were based in temporary accommodation in (a) Chelmsford constituency and (b) Essex in each quarter of the last...

      Urban Areas: Land Drainage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations he has received on requiring car-parking areas around large retail developments to retrofit sustainable...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electoral Register

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

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the percentage annual canvass return rate was for each local government area in...

      Electorate: Visual Impairment

      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 number and proportion of...

      Electorate: Visual Impairment

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what steps the Electoral Commission is taking to cross-reference data on visual...

  • International Development

    • Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much the UK plans to give to the Global Partnership for Education at its next funding round.

    • Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department has taken to reorganise its funding model to ensure that it is encouraging service delivery for complex...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she is taking to ensure that the problem of rising health costs, in part owing to ageing populations, is addressed in the...

      Developing Countries: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she is taking to ensure that the problems of youth unemployment and other forms of unemployment are addressed effectively in...

      Developing Countries: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she is taking to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals effectively recognise the potential human and environmental...

      Developing Countries: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she is taking to ensure that action is taken in the Sustainable Development Goals to address the pressures which rapid...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the ability of Nigerian federal authorities to provide adequate security for young women in northern states.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of trends in the numbers of forced marriages in northern Nigeria over the last five years.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of progress by Nigeria towards meeting Millennium Development Goal 3A on eliminating gender disparity in...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment she has made of the proportion of girls under the age of 16 years old in northern states of Nigeria who are in...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions she has had with the Palestinian Authority on that body's use of UK funding.

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether all abortions commissioned by NHS England from private providers are recorded in the abortion statistics.

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he last amended his Department's guidelines on the authorising of abortions; and if he will make a statement.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average ambulance response time was in (a) Liverpool, (b) Merseyside and (c) England in each month since May 2007.

      Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to improve awareness of and early intervention for rheumatoid arthritis.

      Cancer: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for Health in Northern Ireland on the establishment of a cancer drugs fund; and if he will make a...

      Community Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the pay of community staff nurses rises in line with inflation.

      Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how his Department will take into account NHS England's responsibility for commitments in the UK Strategy for Rare Diseases in its delivery of the...

      Doctors: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many doctors have opted to retire and remove themselves from the medical register before facing an impending disciplinary hearing in each of the last...

      Epidermolysis Bullose

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been diagnosed with Epidermolysis Bullose in each of the last five years.

      Euthanasia: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when his Department’s investigation into child euthanasia will be concluded; and if he will make a statement; (2) how many cases of suspected...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 May 2014, Official Report, column 127W, if he will list the outlier practices and the amount each is forecast to lose as a...

      General Practitioners: Fareham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate his Department has made of the average annual change in income for GP practices in Fareham and Gosport arising from the withdrawal of...

      Health Professions: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on (a) the number of companies that provide indemnity insurance for nurses and midwives and (b) the policies that...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when NHS England plans to publish its report on specialised service derogations; and what additional steps it is taking to ensure compliance.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been admitted to hospital with a (a) primary and (b) secondary diagnosis of viral hepatitis in each year since 1997-98.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people (a) infected and (b) diagnosed with viral hepatitis in each of the last 10 years.

      Incontinence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the findings of the recent Global Forum on Incontinence into improving health and social care in incontinence.

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what proportion of the £2.7 million announced for learning disability in the recently published NHS England business plan for 2014-15 will be...

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he discussed liver disease with his Department's Chief Medical Officer in the last 12 months; what the content of those discussions was; and if he...

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with representatives of people with liver disease since September 2012; (2) when...

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been diagnosed with (a) liver disease and (b) viral hepatitis in each of the last 10 years.

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many finished consultant episodes relating to liver disease there have been for patients aged (a) under and (b) over 18 years old in (i) England and...

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the rate of liver disease among adults was in the most recent period for which figures are available in each clinical commissioning group area.

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to page 54 of the Chief Medical Officer's 2011 annual report, if he will place in the Library the figures underpinning the statement that...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 April 2014, Official Report, column 43W, on medical records: databases, whether his Department plans any procurement in...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 13 March 2014, Official Report, column 355W, on medical records: databases, if he will bar Atos from having any involvement with...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 April 2014, Official Report, column 714, on physical and mental health (parity of esteem), if he will collect and publish...

      NHS: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 28 April 2014, Official Report, column 461W, on NHS: insolvency, when he plans to place in the Library the minutes of the...

      NHS: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to tackle obesity in the NHS staff.

      Nurses: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of recent NHS pay policy on the ability of the NHS to recruit and retain nursing staff.

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will create a national audit of pancreatic cancer services.

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that treatments proven to show benefit to pancreatic cancer patients will be made available on the NHS as quickly as...

      Potatoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps his Department has taken to promote potatoes as part of a healthy diet.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) elective and (b) emergency admissions to hospital with a (i) primary and (ii) secondary diagnosis of prostate cancer there have been in each...

      Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which organisations have received how much funding from his Department aimed at supporting access to short breaks and respite provision for children,...

      Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will discuss with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists the decision of its faculty of sexual and reproductive health not to allow...

      Royal Preston Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will investigate reports that the neurology department at Royal Preston Hospital is allocating appointments to patients and then instructing them...

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research he has commissioned on the effect of patients receiving urgent investigations and treatment following a transient ischaemic attack on...

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had on ways of improving awareness of transient ischaemic attacks on the part of (a) GPs, (b) staff in A and E departments...

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many specialist transient ischaemic attack clinics are currently operating in each NHS trust in each region of England.

  • House of Lords

    • Airports: Luton Airport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in granting permission for the Luton Airport expansion plans, they attached any conditions which would improve the current interchange arrangements...

    • Autism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the National Health Service is spending on autism awareness training for staff in 2014–15; and how that figure compares with that in previous...

      Azerbaijan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Azerbaijan regarding the recent arrests of Mr Rauf Mirkadirov, Dr Leyla Yunus and Mr Arif Yunusov.

      Central African Republic

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the United Kingdom's obligations under the Responsibility to Protect framework in relation to the Central African Republic.

      Central African Republic

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the medium-term humanitarian, security and protection risks in the Central African Republic.

      Central African Republic

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have further to support the International Support Mission to the Central African Republic.

      Charities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of voluntary organisations undertaking charitable work activities that have ceased functioning since 2010; and...

      Conventional Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government by which minister the United Kingdom will be represented at the mid-May meeting in Geneva of the High Contracting Parties of the Convention on Certain...

      Debt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to reduce the ratio of national debt to gross domestic product to below 40 per cent; and, if so, in which year.

      Disabled People: Blue Badges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to deal with websites offering services to customers wishing to apply for a blue badge parking permit, and which are not...

      Economy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the value of the “grey economy”, which consists of legal activities but whose participants fail to pay tax or...

      Education: Disabled Students Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the changes to the Disabled Students Allowance, what criteria will be used for assessing complex needs in candidates with specific learning...

      Education: Disabled Students Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the changes to the Disabled Students Allowance, what level of assistance institutes of higher education will be required to give to those...

      Education: Disabled Students Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the preparedness of institutes of higher education to fulfil their duties to students under the Equality Act 2010 following...

      Energy: Petroleum Gas and Oil

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to ensure the continuing affordability of liquid petroleum gas and oil for those households which are not on mains gas supply.

      Finance: Consumer Credit Advertising

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which organisations have been involved in the consultation by the Financial Conduct Authority on the new rules for consumer credit adverts; and when the...

      Food: Sugary Drinks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to introducing a tax on sugary drinks, in the light of research published in the British Medical Journal in October 2013...

      Government Departments: Management Information Reports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Cabinet Office prepares any management information or reports that provide comparisons between departments; and, if so, which areas they cover.

      Government Departments: Management Information Reports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the statement in Practical Steps to Improve Management Information in Government that “ill-informed public comment can create a...

      Government Departments: Management Information Reports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which official, with what job title, is responsible and accountable for departmental management information in the Attorney General's Office.

      Government Departments: Management Information Reports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which official, with what job title, is responsible and accountable for departmental management information in the Ministry of Defence.

      Government Departments: Management Information Reports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which official, with what job title, is responsible and accountable for departmental management information in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

      Government Departments: Management Information Reports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which official, with what job title, is responsible and accountable for departmental management information in the Department of Health.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 6 May (WA 368–70), how many individual transactions there were for each private office listed in...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff were employed at Jobcentre Plus in each year from 2005 to 2013.

      Health and Social Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how often ministers of the Department of Health visit local communities across the country to verify that the figures in relation to health and social care...

      Health: Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) non-cancer and (2) cancer-based lymphoedema and lipoedema patients were identified by the National Health Service in each of the last three...

      Health: Chronic Pain

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all patients with chronic pain have access to self-management resources to enable them to support themselves.

      Health: Dentistry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment Public Health England has made of whether the current number of consultants in dental public health is sufficient; and when they expect to...

      Health: Dentistry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to increase the number of dental practices piloting the National Health Service's new contractual arrangements; and what is the...

      Health: Dentistry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment NHS England has made of the effectiveness of Local Area Teams in commissioning NHS dental services since April 2013.

      Health: Neurofibromatosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what diagnostic training general practitioners receive with regard to neurofibromatosis.

      Health: Neurofibromatosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial support is provided to carers of neurofibromatosis sufferers.

      Health: Neurofibromatosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many neurofibromatosis sufferers they estimate to be in the United Kingdom, broken down by (1) county, and (2) type. To ask Her Majesty’s...

      Health: Physiotherapy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many physiotherapists were working in National Health Community Services in each of the last ten years.

      Higher Education: Student Loans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 April (WA 302), what is the amount of student loan debt still available for sale, including...

      Higher Education: Student Loans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 April (WA 302), what are the current terms of income contingent repayment loans.

      Higher Education: Student Loans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 26 March (HL Deb, col 528), what was the basis on which he described the sale of the student loan book...

      International Monetary Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations that are making directly and multilaterally to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in respect of the February 2014 speech by Christine...

      Internet: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the reasons for the delay in implementing the Connecting Devon and Somerset Programme announced in 2013 that aims to ensure that...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran, and what other steps they have taken, following attacks on prisoners held at Evin prison.

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the question of human rights and freedom of religion and belief was amongst the range of international issues discussed by the Foreign Office’s...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Iran for an independent international inquiry into the events at Evin Prison in Tehran on 17...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the United States' Secretary of State’s prediction that Israel risks becoming an apartheid state.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning reports of Christian pilgrims being fired on with tear gas by the Israeli military...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the 38 recommendations made by UNICEF in its March 2013 report on children in Israeli military detention have been implemented by the government...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy regarding the breakdown of Israeli–Palestinian talks.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to support access to Israeli courts for Palestinian civilian victims of military or settler violence.

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to end Israel's occupation of the West Bank.

      Jobcentre Plus: Toilets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as part of the requirement to make reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010, accessible toilets at Jobcentre Plus offices are available...

      Museums

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the current proposals for restructuring put forward by the National Museums of Liverpool, why the Museums’ administration is planning...

      NHS: Continuing Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have received National Health Service continuing care over the most recent five years for which figures are available; and what has been the...

      NHS: Data

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government by what date they will revisit the decision on whether to include Gypsies and Irish Travellers as an ethnic category in the NHS National Data Dictionary; and...

      NHS: Data

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, Dr Daniel Poulter MP, on 18 March (HC Deb, 574W), how many of the...

      NHS: Data

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered strengthening National Health Service data confidentiality by removing the final digit of the postcode from each anonymised...

      NHS: Drugs and Medicines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each of the last three years for which figures are available, what was the total National Health Service expenditure on drugs and medicines produced by...

      Nigeria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what diplomatic or alternative measures are being taken to secure the release of the several hundred children abducted by Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria.

      Overseas Territories

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in which United Kingdom Overseas Territories the United States has an interest; and what form such interests take.

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage the government of Pakistan to ensure a fair and just trial in the cases of Savan Masih, Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta...

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the 2014 report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom in Pakistan, in particular as regards...

      Parking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many car parking companies which are members of the British Parking Association have been refused access to keeper data by the Driver and Vehicle...

      Portugal

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the United Kingdom economy of Portugal's exit from the European Union financial assistance programme.

      Prisoners: Women

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the combined cost of keeping one woman in prison and two children in care for a year.

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask the Leader of the House , in the light of the answers on 6 May to written questions tabled by Lord Mendelsohn, what steps he will take to ensure that the replies to written questions...

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Newby on 6 May (WA 365), whether they will now answer the question which was put.

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 6 May (WA 366), whether they will now answer the question which was put.

      Railways: Intercity Express Programme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the additional annual cost at 2014 prices of the further tranche of Intercity Express Programme electric trains for the Intercity East Coast...

      Railways: Thameslink

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the cash value of the contract with the Cross London Trains consortium to provide rolling stock for Thameslink; and what will be the annual charge at...

      Shipping: Health and Safety

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in respect of which vessels engaged on domestic passenger routes in the United Kingdom the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has notified the European...

      South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made by the leading donor countries, including the United Kingdom, in South Sudan in promoting civil society, effective governance and...

      South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the outcome of the most recent political talks commencing on 28 April in Addis Ababa on the situation in South Sudan; and whether plans are in hand...

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to increase the tax-free allowance given to individuals who rent out a room in their property.

      Taxation: Digital Books

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 6 May (WA 443) on the treatment of newspaper products, what plans they have in relation to a zero rate of...

      Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe election observers and military observers are present in Ukraine; and when they expect that the...

      Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they envisage federation as a possible future constitutional settlement in Ukraine; and, if so, under what conditions.

      War Graves

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering extending the mandate of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to cover tending the graves of Victoria Cross holders.

      Western Sahara

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to support an extension of the remit of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara to include monitoring of human...

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