Written answers

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

  • Northern Ireland

    • Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many parliamentary questions tabled to her Department in the last parliamentary Session did not receive a substantive answer by the time of...

  • Scotland

    • Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what information he holds on the proportion of companies in (a) Glasgow North West, (b) Glasgow and (c) Scotland are ultimately owned by companies based...

    • Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will estimate the revenue generated in Scotland by companies that have their headquarters (a) in Scotland and (b) outside of Scotland.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Written Questions

      To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, how many parliamentary questions tabled to the Church Commissioners in the last parliamentary Session did not...

  • Prime Minister

    • China

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) what his objectives are for discussions on human rights with the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang during his visit to the UK this month; (2) if he will discuss climate...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Written Questions

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many parliamentary questions tabled to his Office in the last parliamentary Session did not receive a substantive answer by the time of the 2014 prorogation;...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Average Earnings: Peterborough

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average weekly gross earnings of (a) men, (b) women and (c) people in full-time employment in Peterborough was (i) in cash terms and (ii) at...

    • Charities: Directors

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many directors of national charities were in receipt of annual salaries, pensions and other payments in excess of £150,000 in 2012-13.

      Civil Servants: Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he plans to publish a new diversity strategy for the civil service.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether Ministers or officials of his Department have (a) met the Attorney-General of Nigeria since January 2012 and (b) had any conversations about the...

      Official Visits

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what visits (a) each of the Ministers in his Department, (b) the Prime Minister and (c) the Deputy Prime Minister have made since January 2013; and what...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the effect of the exclusion of universal credit claimants on the overall claimant count for data published in (a)...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many parliamentary questions tabled to his Department in the last parliamentary Session did not receive a substantive answer by the time of the 2014...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent estimate he has made of the amount of philanthropic giving to arts and heritage organisations in each region and constituent...

    • Broadband: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Welsh Assembly Government on the broadband rollout programme in Wales.

      Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of staff within his Department who have been subject to formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the last five...

      Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of staff within his Department who have been dismissed following formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the last...

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what targets his Department has for increasing diversity; and what progress has been made on meeting those targets in the last year.

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what consideration his Department gives to the diversity policies and records of businesses or other organisations when considering...

      Local Broadcasting: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many local digital service licences have been awarded in Kent and Medway.

      Local Broadcasting: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps the Government are taking to encourage local media and regional broadcasting in Kent and Medway.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities what proportion of staff within the Government Equalities Office who have been subject to formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the last five...

    • Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities what proportion of staff within the Government Equalities Office who have been dismissed following formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the...

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities what targets the Government Equalities Office has for increasing diversity; and what progress has been made on meeting those targets in the last year.

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities what consideration the Government Equalities Office gives to the diversity policies and records of businesses or other organisations when considering...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assistance his Department gives to farmers and landowners in controlling the number of jays which predate smaller song birds.

    • Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of staff within his Department who have been subject to formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the last...

      Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of staff within his Department who have been dismissed following formal disciplinary proceedings in each of...

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what targets his Department has for increasing diversity; and what progress has been made on meeting those targets in the...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much of the Farming Recovery Fund to cover the cost of restoration of agricultural land following the recent floods has...

      Floods: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of how many properties at risk of flooding in (a) Windsor constituency and (b) the Thames Valley...

      Food: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK's sanitary and phytosanitary rules in food production are not affected by the...

      Food: Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of public trust in the authenticity of food purchased at food outlets in each (a) region and (b)...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the answer of 10 April 2014, Official Report, column 394W, on forests, for what reasons the Government did...

      Hedgehogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the number of hedgehogs in the UK in each of the last three years.

      Helium Balloons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps he has taken to reduce risks to the environment posed by the release of helium balloons.

      Livestock: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of antibiotics used in the UK are given to farm animals.

      Marginal Land: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what support his Department gives to landowners to enable regeneration of land through the burning of heather and moorland.

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government are taking to improve the habitat and increase the number of (a) hedgehogs and (b) owls.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of those (a) starting and (b) completing an apprenticeship in England since May 2010 were (i) female, (ii)...

    • Apprentices: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will increase the minimum rate of pay for apprentices from £2.68 per hour to £2.96 per hour.

      Comet Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been paid out by his Department in statutory entitlements following the collapse of Comet; how many people have been...

      Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what proportion of staff within his Department who have been dismissed following formal disciplinary proceedings in each of...

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what targets his Department has for increasing diversity; and what progress has been made on meeting those targets in the last year.

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what consideration his Department gives to the diversity policies and records of businesses or other organisations when...

      Exports: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps UK Trade and Investment has taken to encourage exports from the north east to Brazil, Angola and Mozambique and other...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of investment by the Green Investment Bank has been given to biofuels to date.

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what use his Department has made of the National Wellbeing Index, introduced by the Office for National Statistics, in...

      Minimum Wage: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the ethnic breakdown of workers earning between the national minimum wage and the living wage.

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make representations to RBS and all its subsidiaries on making their services available at post offices.

      Teachers: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department has taken to increase the number of black and minority ethnic professors teaching in public universities.

      Universal Service Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with Royal Mail Group, Ofcom or officials or Ministers in other Departments about invoking section...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Repatriation of Powers: EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which powers he is seeking to repatriate from the EU.

    • Muslim Brotherhood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what role his Department is playing in the Government’s review of the Muslim Brotherhood announced in April 2014.

      African Great Lakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to promote peace and reconciliation in the African Great Lakes region.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential effects on the middle east peace process of the new unity Palestinian Government.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to improve support and protection for women human rights defenders in Afghanistan; and if he will make a...

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the extension of the lease for Diego Garcia Airbase.

      Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what proportion of staff within his Department who have been subject to formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the...

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what targets his Department has for increasing diversity; and what progress has been made on meeting those targets in the...

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the new Indian Government in favour of increased action to tackle caste discrimination,...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of prospects for successful negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programme.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the compliance of Iranian businesses with financial sanctions imposed by the UK.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of recent territorial gains of the Islamist...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what efforts his Department is making to support the Iraqi Government in maintaining stability in that country.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the Government have made to the Government of Israel on the recent arrest of Mahmoud Zwahre in Al Maasara,...

      Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost to the public purse of litigation associated with the declaration of the Marine Protected Area on 1 April 2010 is...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Ministers or officials of his Department have (a) met the Attorney General of Nigeria since January 2012 and (b) had any...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the threat ISIS and other Islamist groups in Syria pose to (a) the wider middle east and...

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on human rights abuses in Western Sahara.

  • Transport

    • Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what proportion of staff within his Department who have been dismissed following formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the last five...

    • East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of delays to East Coast Main Line rail services in 2013-14 were due to (a) overhead wire failures, (b) signalling failures, (c) other...

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what targets his Department has for increasing diversity; and what progress has been made on meeting those targets in the last year; (2) what...

      Govia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what protection of existing (a) staffing levels and (b) tickets revenue sharing arrangements with other train operating companies were secured in...

      London Midland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects negotiations to begin with Govia over the direct award extension from September 2015 to June 2017 of the London Midland passenger rail...

      London Midland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what level of revenue support Govia will be entitled to in each accounting period of the direct award of the London Midland rail passenger franchise...

      London Midland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he has taken to devolve decisions on London Midland passenger rail services to a local level; and what proposals on such lines he has made...

      M54: M6

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to create a link between the M54, the M6 northbound and the M6 toll road.

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Dudley North of 22 June 2010, Official Report, column 113W, on the Government Car and Dispatch...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with representatives of (a) Passenger Transport Executives and (b) Centro regarding rail devolution policy.

      Railways: Information Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to encourage the availability of passenger information data on board trains.

      Railways: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the planned direct rail service from Shrewsbury to London submitted by Network Rail and Virgin trains to the Office of...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what amount of ticket revenue was shared between (a) London Midland, (b) Virgin West Coast and (c) Arriva Cross Country through the Operational...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received from train operating companies on the performance of the Operational Research Computerised Allocation of...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received from train operating companies on the performance of the Operational Research Computerised Allocation of...

      Railways: Walsall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will direct Network Rail to inform officially the hon. Member for Walsall North when the work on the bridge at Broad Lane, Bloxwich, Walsall,...

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of the (a) availability and (b) effectiveness of scrubber technology on maritime vessels; (2) if he will make an...

      Transport: Streatham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the sufficiency of the transport links in the Streatham area; what plans he has to improve transport in that area; what...

  • Education

    • Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress his Department has made on increasing the number and quality of apprenticeships for 16 to 18-year-olds.

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department takes to (a) monitor how the grants awarded through the Sponsor Capacity Fund are used and (b) recoup grants from the Sponsor...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which organisations have received grants through the Sponsor Capacity Fund to date; when any such grant was awarded; how much was so awarded; and...

      Basic Skills: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils in Peterborough constituency achieved (a) level 1 and (b) level 2 skills in English in each year since 2005; and if he will make a...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the average annual cost of childcare in the UK for a child aged (a) two and under, (b) three to four and (c) five and...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received in support of his proposals to allow further delegation of children's social care functions in order to improve...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to develop pilot projects of his proposals to allow further delegation of children's social care functions.

      Classroom Assistants: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teaching assistant training posts have been (a) commissioned and (b) filled in in (i) Copeland and (ii) Cumbria in the latest period for which...

      Classroom Assistants: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teaching assistants have been employed in schools in (a) Copeland constituency and (b) Cumbria in each of the last five years.

      Colleges of Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which members of his Department's assessment panel, which interviewed representatives of the Institute of Education of London University in January...

      Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of staff within his Department who have been subject to formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the last five financial years...

      Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of staff within his Department who have been dismissed following formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the last five financial...

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what targets his Department has for increasing diversity; and what progress has been made on meeting those targets in the last year.

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consideration his Department gives to the diversity policies and records of businesses or other organisations when considering their bid for...

      Free Schools: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many applications for free schools have been made in (a) Copeland constituency and (b) Cumbria in each of the last two years.

      London Academy of Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the answer of 8 April 2014, Official Report, column 205W, on the London Academy of Excellence, whether the enrolment data for...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to ensure that children at primary and secondary schools have access to a healthy and balanced dinner each day.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what criteria are used to commission Ofsted to carry out spot inspections on schools.

      Schools: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools in (a) Washington and Sunderland West constituency, (b) the Sunderland local authority area and (c) the North East region are...

      Sixth Form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the proportion of 17-year-olds staying in education (a) before and (b) after the raising of the participation age.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department has taken to support children with special educational needs in (a) Peterborough and (b) England.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Apprentices: Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward proposals to make apprentices who earn below earning thresholds eligible for statutory sick pay.

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) forecast and (b) actual figures of (i) absolute and (ii) relative child poverty were in each year since the Child Poverty Act 2010...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of children were in (a) relative and (b) absolute poverty in each region and constituent part of the UK in each of the last 20...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of children in (a) relative and (b) absolute poverty in each region of the UK in the next three years.

      Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what proportion of staff within his Department who have been subject to formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the last five...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of employment and support allowance claims processed within (a) 10, (b) 20, (c) 30, (d) 40, (e) 60...

      Employment Schemes: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many companies (a) expressed an interest in and (b) tendered for the Help to Work scheme in Wales.

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what targets his Department has for increasing diversity; and what progress has been made on meeting those targets in the last year.

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what consideration his Department gives to the diversity policies and records of businesses or other organisations when considering their bid...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the extension of the shared accommodation rate to people under the age of 35 years.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of housing benefit claims processed within (a) 10, (b) 20, (c) 30, (d) 40, (e) 60 and (f) more than...

      Housing Benefit: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in (a) Washington and Sunderland West constituency, (b) the Sunderland local authority area and (c) the North East region...

      Housing Benefit: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average annual amount of under-occupancy penalty is paid by households in (a) Washington and Sunderland West constituency, (b) the...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of adverse sanction decisions taken against jobseeker's allowance claimants in 2013 were repeat decisions.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of jobseeker's allowance claims processed within (a) 10, (b) 20, (c) 30, (d) 40, (e) 60 and (f)...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are below the earnings threshold for auto enrolment into a workplace pension in each (a) region, (b) constituent part of the UK...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he proposes that his planned charge cap on workplace pensions from April 2015 will apply to new collective defined contribution schemes.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have fallen below the auto enrolment threshold in each year since that policy was introduced.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of universal credit claims made in pilot areas have been based on independent self-assessment.

      Welfare State: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he intends to respond to the recommendations made by the Social Security Advisory Committee in Occasional Paper 12 published in April...

      Work Programme: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in (a) Washington and Sunderland West constituency, (b) the Sunderland local authority area and (c) the North East...

  • Attorney-General

    • Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) what proportion of staff within the Law Officers' Departments who have been subject to formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the last five financial years...

    • Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Attorney-General what targets the Law Officers' Departments have for increasing diversity; and what progress has been made on meeting those targets in the last year.

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Attorney-General what consideration the Law Officers' Departments' give to the diversity policies and records of businesses or other organisations when considering their bid for...

      Freezing Orders

      To ask the Attorney-General with reference to the answer of 6 May 2014, Official Report, column 8W, on freezing orders, for each of the restraint orders granted since 2010-11, what the length of...

      Freezing Orders

      To ask the Attorney-General, with reference to the answer of 6 May 2014, Official Report, column 8W, on freezing orders, what value of the assets placed under those freezing orders were made...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Attorney-General whether officials of the Crown Prosecution Service have (a) met the Attorney-General of Nigeria since January 2012, (b) had any conversations about the sale of the OPL...

      Official Visits

      To ask the Attorney-General what visits each of the Ministers in the Law Officers’ Departments have made since January 2013; and what the purpose of each such visit was.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many (a) prosecutions and (b) successful prosecutions there were in each Crown Prosecution Service area for (i) assisting unlawful immigration to an EU member...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many referrals there were from local police forces to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in each CPS business area for a charging decision on the offences of (a)...

      Stalking

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

      Victims: Medical Records

      To ask the Attorney-General what discussions the Director of Public Prosecutions has had with the Association of Chief Police Officers about implementing the recommendations in the HM Crown...

      Victims: Medical Records

      To ask the Attorney-General what recent amendments have been made to Crown Prosecution Service guidance on (a) when to disclose the defence medical records and counselling notes of victims and...

  • Health

    • Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which Minister in his Department leads on anti-microbial resistance in the UK.

    • Brain: Blood Clots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have had intra-arterial thrombectomy treatment to reduce the risk of blood clots in the brain in each of the last five years.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to increase the transparency of NICE's decisions on the Cancer Drugs Fund to remove any restrictions on treatment use arising from...

      Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many drug trials have taken place in the UK in each of the last three years.

      Colitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of ulcerative colitis there have been in each of the last three years.

      Cystic Fibrosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many adult cystic fibrosis patients were being cared for by specialist centres in each of the last 10 years.

      Diane Belshaw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will meet Ms Diane Belshaw.

      Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of staff within his Department who have been subject to formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the last five financial years classed...

      Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of staff within his Department who have been dismissed following formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the last five financial years...

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what targets his Department has for increasing diversity; and what progress has been made on meeting those targets in the last year.

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration his Department gives to the diversity policies and records of businesses or other organisations when considering their bid for...

      Food: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the merits of strengthening penalties for breaches of food law in reducing food fraud.

      Food: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of current tools available to enforcement officers to take swift action in tackling food fraud.

      Food: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to strengthen food surveillance and the analytical capability of local authorities to pre-empt potential food fraud in the last 12...

      Food: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the Food Standards Agency on joined-up action at both national and local level to tackle food fraud.

      Food: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many local authorities have not conducted any sampling to check food composition over the last 12 months.

      Fruit Juices: Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with manufacturers of fruit juice about a reduction of levels of sugar in their products.

      General Practitioners: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of changes in average waiting times for GP appointments in Sunderland since May 2010.

      Genetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many xx-positive cases have been recorded in the UK in each of the last 30 years.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the British Medical Association and the Royal Colleges about potential improvements to the treatment of (a) brain injury...

      Health Services: Medway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints his Department received from members of the public on care and treatment by Medway NHS Foundation Trust between 2005 and 2010.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken following his Department's consultation on a review of the procurement of seasonal influenza vaccine in May 2011.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will carry out and publish a written risk assessment of the care.data programme; for what reason no such written risk assessment has been published;...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria his Department uses to evaluate tenders to provide children and adolescent mental health services.

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to better retain staff in children and adolescent mental health services.

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to maintain the quality of services provided by children and adolescent mental health services in the UK; (2) what recent...

      Mental Health: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the next British Child and Adolescent Mental Health Survey will be carried out.

      Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in licensing drugs to deal with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in which areas NHS England pays for NHS services through (a) block grants, (b) activity payment mechanisms and (c) outcomes-based approaches.

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what evaluation was made of NHS innovation hubs by the Innovation, Health and Wealth sunset review; (2) when the Innovation, Health and Wealth...

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what metrics have been used to monitor NHS England's compliance with its duty to promote innovation across all three stages of innovation; (2) who...

      NHS: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) who is responsible for the intellectual property policy of the NHS; (2) what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Commissioning...

      Pneumonia: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the Statement of Financial Entitlements for the pneumococcal vaccination Directed Enhanced Service for aged 65 years and over and for...

      Pneumonia: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the availability of pneumococcal vaccine to (a) children, (b) adults under the age of 65 in at-risk groups and (c) adults...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to prevent NHS England from implementing restrictions on the use of new drugs for advanced prostate cancer, enzalutamide and abiraterone.

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment his Department has made of advances in the treatment of melanoma.

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the drug pembrolizumab will be available on the NHS for treatment of skin cancer.

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Royal Colleges on the cancer drug known as anti-PDL1; and when he expects that drug to be available for use in the NHS.

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the uptake rate was of each (a) childhood vaccination, (b) vaccination for people aged 65 and over and (c) vaccination for people who fall into risk...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment (a) he and (b) NHS England have made of the consistency of NHS England's commissioning of immunisation services in different areas of the...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish detailed expenditure by NHS England on vaccination and immunisation services in 2013-14.

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans (a) NHS England and (b) Public Health England have to fund awareness campaigns to increase vaccination uptake rates.

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether NHS England plans to commission immunisation services through the any qualified provider procurement model.

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps NHS England is taking to reduce inequalities in access to immunisation programmes.

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment NHS England has made of the effectiveness of the delivery of vaccines to recommend at-risk groups of people under 65 in need of (a)...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what target vaccination rates are set for each public-funded vaccination programme; what changes have been made to those rates in each of the last 10...

      Varicose Veins

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have had varicose veins surgery in each of the last five years.

  • International Development

    • Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what proportion of staff within her Department who have been subject to formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the last five...

    • Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what targets her Department has for increasing diversity; and what progress has been made on meeting those targets in the last year.

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what consideration her Department gives to the diversity policies and records of businesses or other organisations when considering...

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Western Sahara.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Community Relations: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has (a) budgeted and (b) spent on work with Muslim organisations to further integration and community...

    • Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which organisations involved in reporting hate crime his Department has funded in each financial year since May 2010.

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consideration his Department gives to the diversity policies and records of businesses or other organisations when...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he intends to bring forward new proposals for the Firefighters' Pension Scheme.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research his Department has (a) conducted or (b) commissioned on recent trends in homelessness among people under the age...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) published since May 2010 on citizenship and public attitudes towards...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department has provided directly to the public to help understand the threat from extremism and to promote...

      Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what progress he has made on developing a model for rent review clauses which are index-linked to inflation; (2) pursuant...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many parliamentary questions tabled to his Department in the last parliamentary Session did not receive a substantive answer...

  • Justice

    • Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will take steps to ensure that community rehabilitation companies operated by external providers are considered public bodies for the purposes of...

    • Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what proportion of staff within his Department who have been subject to formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the last five financial years...

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what targets his Department has for increasing diversity; and what progress has been made on meeting those targets in the last year.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make representations to the Sentencing Council requesting it to ensure that the strictest possible sentences are given to fly-tippers.

      Life Imprisonment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the highest total number of life sentences given to any single offender is in the last 30 years.

      Michael Wheatley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether approval was sought from Ministers for the decision to move Michael Wheatley to an open prison; (2) on what grounds Michael Wheatley was...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether Ministers or officials of his Department have (a) met the Attorney-General of Nigeria since January 2012 and (b) had any conversations about the...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners released on temporary licence in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013 were serving custodial sentences for serious violent...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the daily average (a) number and (b) proportion is of prisoners serving custodial sentences who are out of prison on temporary licence in each...

      Secure Colleges: Leicestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what criteria were used to award the construction contract for the planned secure college in Leicestershire.

      Sexual Offences: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) sex offenders and (b) sex offender treatment programme places there were in each prison in each of the last four years.

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of probation staff have received training in sections 2A and 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many persons convicted under sections (a) 2A and (b) 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 have been given a custodial sentence of (i)...

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what funding from the public purse was provided to support victims’ services in each of the last 10 years.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the 90 UK personnel plan to provide mentoring and related support to the Afghan National Army Officer Academy he expects (a) to be female and...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 1 July 2013, Official Report, column 395W, on Afghanistan, whether recruits at the Afghan National Army Officer Academy...

      Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) outflow and (b) inflow was for RAF (i) engineer (aerosystems) officers and (ii) aircraft tradesmen in each of the last five years for which...

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consideration his Department gives to the diversity policies and records of businesses or other organisations when considering their bid for...

      HMS Illustrious

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons the planned out-of-service date for HMS Illustrious has been brought forward; what the new date is; and who took the decision to change...

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information and communications technology projects his Department has implemented (a) to the original deadline and on budget and (b) after the...

      Military Medals Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officials in his Department are working on the independent medal review by Sir John Holmes; and if he will make a statement.

      Navy: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the acceptable body mass index requirement is for an applicant to the Royal Navy; (2) whether applicants to the Royal Navy who meet an...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 25 March 2013, Official Report, column 940W, on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, whether UK personnel at Creech Airforce base...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels: Carcinogens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of the annual amount of carcinogens that are released by biofuels activity in the UK.

    • Boilers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he has taken to incentivise off-gas homes to install modern condensing boilers.

      Energy Act 2013

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when his Department plans to publish its strategy and policy statement as set out in the Energy Act 2013.

      Fossil Fuels: Algeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much oil and gas was imported to the UK from Algeria in the last period for which figures are available.

      Fuel Oil: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund on people who live in rural areas and rely on...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reason householders converting to higher efficiency natural gas condensing boilers are eligible for help under the Green Deal...

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make an assessment on the implications for his policy on the need for additional gas storage in the UK of the statement on...

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policy on the need for additional gas storage capacity in the UK of recent...

      Nuclear Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to support the development of a small module reactor in the UK.

      Wind Power: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of a potential link between wind farms and tidal patterns in north Wales; and if he will make a statement.

  • Home Department

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will revise her Department's guidelines to the Metropolitan Police on whether domestic violence cases should be referred to the Crown...

    • Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish the average waiting times at the UK border for the last three years at (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick, (c) Stansted, (d)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the meaning is of the phrase ‘responder hub’ as used in a communication from her Department to 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 2 May 2014 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton (Sir Gerald Kaufman) with...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 2 May 2014 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton (Sir Gerald Kaufman) with...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 6 May 2014 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton (Sir Gerald Kaufman) with...

      Verne Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse has been of the conversion of HM Prison The Verne into an immigration removal centre.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many parliamentary questions tabled to her Department in the last parliamentary Session did not receive a substantive answer by the time...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to devolve air passenger duty to Scotland.

    • Business: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent discussions he has had with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on extending the FCA’s powers to include regulatory powers over...

      Child Benefit: Peterborough

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families whose head of household was (a) a Polish, (b) a Lithuanian, (c) a Latvian, (d) a Czech, (e) a Slovak, (f) a Portuguese and (g) an Estonian...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what details parents will be required to provide for the quarterly reconfirmation process for tax-free child care; what measures will be in place to ensure...

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what targets his Department has for increasing diversity; and what progress has been made on meeting those targets in the last year.

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration his Department gives to the diversity policies and records of businesses or other organisations when considering their bid for commercial...

      Film: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of (a) the total amount paid out in film tax relief and (b) the resultant benefit to the UK economy as a result of such tax...

      Highways Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 8 May 2014, Official Report, column 298W, on Highways Agency, what the (a) criteria and (b) procedures are for considering...

      Infrastructure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which infrastructure projects have accessed the UK Guarantees Scheme; and how much funding was issued in each such case.

      Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the contribution to economic growth of payment protection insurance repayments.

      Minimum Wage: North East

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many employers registered in (a) Washington and Sunderland West constituency, (b) the Sunderland local authority area and (c) the North East...

      North Sea Oil

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much funding for the extraction of North sea oil has come from (a) the Government, (b) the Scottish Government and (c) the private sector in each year...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to introduce a clause into private finance initiative contracts to limit the ability of contractors to move offshore.

      Self-employed

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people are registered as self-employed in each region and constituent part of the UK.

      Thames Tideway Tunnel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the ability of Thames Water to service the costs of building the proposed Thames Tideway Tunnel.

      Thames Tideway Tunnel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what financial risk assessment he has carried out in respect of offering guarantees for the proposed Thames Tideway Tunnel.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total value was of tax credits paid to claimants who were (a) out of work, (b) self-employed and (c) employed in each of the last five years.

  • House of Lords

    • Administrative Scheme for the “On the Runs” Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect Lady Justice Hallett’s inquiry into the “on the runs” administrative scheme to be published.

    • Brunei

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Brunei about its policies involving stoning as punishment for adultery and dismemberment as...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the British Ambassador to Burma has raised the jailing of Zaw Pe with the government of Burma.

      China

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking in relation to suppression of the marking of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations by the government of China.

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in securing a deal on the European Union's 2030 climate change reduction package, in advance of the United Nations...

      Dementia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the services for sufferers of dementia and their carers.

      Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in the creation of a bespoke training package by the Independent Advisory Panel on Non-Compliance Management for use in...

      Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the Department for International Development’s spending on research and development is devoted to developing new drugs, vaccines and...

      Diego Garcia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 25 April 2013 (WA 447– 48), with regard to the use of Diego Garcia for rendition flights, what is...

      Economic Situation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the time taken for the United Kingdom economy to return to recovery in comparison to other leading countries; and what they...

      Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stowell of Beeston on 14 May (WA 507), what allowance was made in each of the last five years for funding local...

      EU Enlargement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Prime Minister’s comments in Brussels on 27 May that Brussels was “too big and too busy” indicate that they intend to oppose...

      EU Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the European Union still maintains Migrants' Centres in Mali, or elsewhere in Africa, to deal with the needs of people wishing to move to Europe.

      Europe

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 6 May (WA 356), whether they intend to ensure that the word “Europe” is used with...

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many occasions in each of the last 10 years there have been incursions by Spanish naval or other state vessels into British Gibraltar territorial waters;...

      Hillsborough Castle

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government upon what terms they propose to hand over control of Hillsborough Castle to Historic Royal Palaces.

      Hillsborough Castle

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that, following the handover of responsibility for Hillsborough Castle to Historic Royal Palaces, the Secretary of State for Northern...

      House of Lords: Food

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what proportion of the food used in the House of Lords is (1) grown in the home counties; and (2) drawn from organic and whole-food sources.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the standards of design used for new homes in large-scale greenfield developments in England since 2010.

      International Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what current and future non-core funding they provide or plan to provide to (1) the United Nations Population Fund, (2) the International Planned Parenthood...

      Kenya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost to public funds of the evacuation of tourists from Mombasa in May.

      Kenya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current travel advice for visits to Kenya.

      Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to introduce a measure enabling civil partners to marry.

      Money Laundering

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have issued guidance as to whether members of either House of Parliament are, or should be, considered as Politically Exposed Persons for the...

      Nigeria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Nigeria to take action on the abduction of young girls by militant groups.

      Nigeria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether officials or Ministers of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Ministry of Justice, the Department for Business,...

      Nigeria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any United Kingdom Government Departments have discussed the OPL 245 Nigerian oil deal case with the Attorney General of Nigeria, or any other senior...

      Nigeria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom has received any requests for mutual legal assistance in relation to the OPL 245 case.

      Pensions: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether lump sum retiring allowances in public sector pension schemes and the equivalent in private pension schemes including annuity payments and pension...

      Planning

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to move responsibility for planning policy to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

      Planning

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to deregulate the planning system.

      Planning

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence they have on the impact on the housing supply of taking planning decisions at the most local level.

      Religious Hatred

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to prevent members of Britain First and other extreme groups causing offence in mosques in England; and whether there are any...

      Rspca

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord de Mauley on 11 March (WA 374), further to making a complaint about an RSPCA inspector directly to that organisation,...

      Secured Loans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the logbook loans industry.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government upon what evidence they have based their proposals to outsource children's services to private firms.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to respond to concerns expressed by the leaders of the social care profession that profit-making companies should not determine sensitive...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the recommendations of the Munro Review of Child Protection; and how the Review's recommendations will be reflected in their plans.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many, and which, local authorities have made representations to the Department for Education asking it to legislate to extend the power to outsource...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in relation to their proposals to extend the power for local authorities to outsource their children’s social work functions including child...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan regarding the arrest of the National Umma Party leader al-Sadiq al-Mahdi.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they have made to support press freedoms in Sudan; and what role they consider such freedoms can play in the promotion of the National Dialogue...

      Sudan: South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Liberation and Justice Movement in Sudan has been involved in South Sudan; and if so in what capacity and on what side.

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which Ministers formally petitioned Her Majesty for the pardons granted in the 16 Northern Ireland terrorist-related cases in the years immediately after the...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the direct and indirect negotiations between the government of Turkey, elected representatives, and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK);...

      Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the value of assets wrongfully removed from Ukraine that have been recovered or frozen in the United Kingdom or elsewhere, since the meeting of the...

      Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what value of trade will be covered by the European Union agreement of 23 April to reduce trade barriers with Ukraine.

      UN Security Council

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to support negotiations for a voluntary code of conduct in the United Nations Security Council to help prevent the use the veto in...

      Utilities: Meters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times magistrates have issued warrants to utility companies permitting the forcible installation of prepayment meters in the homes of their...

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