Written answers

Monday, 30 June 2014

  • Prime Minister

    • Fracking

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will take steps to establish a Cabinet Committee chaired by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to direct and co-ordinate policy on the development of shale gas.

  • Attorney-General

    • Rape: Convictions

      To ask the Attorney-General what assessment he has made of the reasons for the fall in the percentage rate of convictions in rape cases between 2012-13 and 2013-14; and if he will make a statement.

  • Wales

    • Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what visits each of the Ministers in his Department have made since January 2013; and what the purpose of each such visit was.

    • Performance Appraisal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff employed by his Department received each level of performance rating in their end of year...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Apprentices

      To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, how many apprentices the Church Commissioners have employed in the last 12 months.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what work has been undertaken by officials in her Department to support Northern Ireland's regional and international air links in 2014 to date.

    • British Irish Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what new actions were allocated to the Government at the summit meeting of the British-Irish Council in June 2014.

      Interception Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many interception warrants were (a) issued, (b) declined and (c) cancelled by her Department under (i) section 8(1) and (ii) section 8(4) of...

      Parades: Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what (a) discussions and (b) correspondence she has had with the Parades Commission over summer parades in North Belfast.

      Performance Appraisal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff employed by her Department received each level of performance rating in their end of...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland by which (a) documents and (b) other means the recipients of a Royal Pardon, following the exercise of the Royal Prerogative of Mercy, are able...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Electoral Register: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister with reference to the answer of 1 April 2014, Official Report, columns 555-6W, on electoral register, Northern Ireland, what actions resulted from his discussions...

    • Electoral Register: Young People

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister with reference to the answer of 28 January 2014, Official Report, column 510W, on electoral register: young people, how much funding his Department has made...

      Northern Ireland

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many times he has visited Northern Ireland in an official capacity since taking office.

  • Education

    • Academic Year

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the economic effects of deregulating school holidays on (a) tourism jobs in seaside areas and (b) seaside economies.

    • Academies: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make it his policy to compensate local authorities whose leasehold title to land is transferred to academy trusts when the associated school...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to ensure Ofsted is able to undertake the proposed increase in inspections of apprenticeship providers.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) when his Department will publish its response to the consultation, Improving permanence for looked-after children, published on 30 September...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2014, Official Report, column 284W, on children: day care, if he will estimate the average annual cost of childcare...

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the guidance published by his Department on 25 March 2014, on Sure Start centres: local authority duties, what assessment he has made...

      Citizenship: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many students sat the Citizenship GCSE in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011, (d) 2012, (e) 2013 and (f) 2014.

      Creationism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what penalties would be incurred by a free school, academy or other educational establishment which was found to be teaching or otherwise supporting...

      Dominic Cummings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what meetings (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department, (c) special advisers in his Department and (d) officials in his Department have had with Dominic...

      Dominic Cummings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on which official visits Dominic Cummings accompanied him in 2014.

      Dominic Cummings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on how many occasions Dominic Cummings was granted a visitor pass to his Department in 2014.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children receive free school meals in each (a) free school and (b) local authority area where a free school has been established.

      Free Schools: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what capital funding has been made available to free schools in Enfield North constituency since May 2010.

      Mathematics: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many of the graduates receiving bursaries to teach mathematics in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15 at each of the four tiers had (i) a mathematics...

      Physics: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many of the graduates receiving bursaries to teach physics in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15 at each of the four tiers had (i) a physics degree, (ii)...

      Schools: Sandwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will place in the Library copies of the Property Data Survey Programme results for schools in Sandwell local authority area.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the provision of advice for students with special educational needs.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many School Direct initial teacher training offers in (a) 2013-14 and 2014-15 in each subject area were made conditional on completion of a subject...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many places for initial teacher training starting in 2014 have been allocated to (a) Schools Direct and (b) higher education providers.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teacher training bursaries for (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15 have been allocated to high-priority subjects of physics and mathematics at each of...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the effects of lethal targeting by remotely-piloted air systems on security in Afghanistan.

    • Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what investigations were undertaken into the deaths in training of armed forces recruits aged under 18 years in the last three years; and if he will make...

      Army: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many British armed forces personnel were operationally deployed to Northern Ireland in each year from April 1984 to April 2010; and how many...

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what current contracts (a) his Department and (b) each of his Department's Executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies hold with the Educational...

      Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times an RAF aircraft has engaged an enemy aircraft beyond visual range by firing a beyond visual range air-to-air missile in the last 30 years;...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the out of service date for the Lightning II.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the through life cost of the Lightning II project.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when he plans to respond to the letter of 5 May 2014 from the hon. Member for Cardiff South and Penarth on British Army processes of justice and...

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what capabilities are currently being utilised to fulfil the role that would otherwise have been undertaken by Nimrod MRA4 aircraft; and what...

      Performance Appraisal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff employed by his Department received each level of performance rating in their end of year...

  • Transport

    • Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many drivers who have provided the necessary medical evidence are waiting to have their driving licence restored following temporary suspension for...

    • Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how long drivers who have produced the necessary medical evidence have waited before their licence is restored following suspension for medical reasons.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the longest period waited was on the receipt of the necessary medical evidence, to restore a driving licence for those drivers who have...

      Euston Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the cost of decking over Euston Station and the cutting approach to the station.

      Euston Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost of Crossrail 2 works required to deal with extra passengers at Euston station resulting from High Speed 2.

      First Transpennine Express and Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether bidders for the (a) TransPennine Express and (b) Northern Rail franchises will have the freedom to specify (i) staffing levels, (ii) ticket...

      First Transpennine Express and Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on which sections of the (a) TransPennine Express and (b) Northern Rail franchises service levels no longer match passenger demand.

      First Transpennine Express and Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of whether the franchise specifications for rail passenger services on the (a) TransPennine and (b) Northern Rail lines...

      First Transpennine Express and Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which stations with ticket offices on the (a) TransPennine and (b) Northern rail lines are likely to have their opening hours reduced as a result of...

      First Transpennine Express and Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what minimum train service levels will be contained in the new franchises for rail passenger services on the (a) TransPennine and (b) Northern lines.

      First Transpennine Express and Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many of the current fleet of rolling stock operated by franchise holders on the (a) TransPennine and (b) Northern lines are scheduled for...

      First Transpennine Express and Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what level of efficiencies in (a) back-office and (b) support functions he expects to be included in bids for the new passenger rail franchises for (i)...

      First Transpennine Express and Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether local transport authorities bidding for the (a) TransPennine Express and (b) Northern Rail franchises will have the freedom to specify (i)...

      First Transpennine Express and Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many passenger journeys there were on (a) TransPennine Express and (b) Northern Rail train services between Manchester and Leeds in each of the...

      First Transpennine Express and Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of the current fleet of rolling stock operated by the franchise holders on the (a) TransPennine and (b) Northern lines will have to be...

      First Transpennine Express and Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost will be of new rolling stock required under the terms of the new rail franchises for (a) TransPennine Express and (b) (ii) Northern Rail...

      First Transpennine Express and Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport who will fund the new rolling stock required under the terms of the new rail franchises for (a) TransPennine Express and (b) Northern Rail lines.

      First Transpennine Express and Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether (a) local transport authorities and (b) Rail North were consulted over the proposals on staffing and service levels set out in the consultation...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Fareham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects the new Maritime and Coastguard Agency Maritime Operations Centre in Fareham to be fully operational.

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Fareham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people are employed at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Maritime Operations Centre in Fareham; and how many people will be employed at that...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Fareham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what minimum qualifications staff at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Maritime Operations Centre in Fareham will need in order to discharge the...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Fareham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what average number of hours of training staff employed at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Maritime Operations Centre at Fareham are expected to...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Fareham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with external stakeholders on the staffing and training levels required for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Maritime...

      New Roads and Street Works Act 1991

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he takes to ensure that statutory undertakers carrying out emergency works give notice to street authorities as required under section 57 of...

      Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of the £18 million investment in train stations to date by the South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance was from (a) public and (b)...

      Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of the £18 million investment in train stations to date by the South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance was from his Department's...

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with train operating companies on the nature and level of compensation available to passengers for delayed and...

      River Thames: Bridges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had on the potential construction of the (a) Lower Thames Crossing and (b) Thames Gateway Bridge; and if he will make a statement.

      Roads: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many roads in each local authority area have been closed on (a) one occasion and (b) more than one occasion in the last year.

      Transport: Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he plans to take to improve the transport network in the Thames Gateway and its environs; and if he will make a statement.

      Transport: Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on transport schemes in the Thames Gateway in each of the last 15 years for which figures are available.

      Travel: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the percentage change in real terms of the cost to the traveller of travelling by (a) private car, (b) bus, (c) train and...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether West Coast Trains (WCT) Ltd and Network Rail will be required to issue a memorandum of understanding before undertaking any of the...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost to Network Rail of fitting the track side infrastructure required to provide free wi-fi access for passengers on...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total cost to the public purse has been of negotiations with train operating companies for franchised rail passenger services on the west...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what his policy is on open access operations on the West Coast Main Line during the term of the new directly awarded franchise with West Coast...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many carriages in Virgin West Coast's nine-car Pendolino fleet will be re-configured to create more standard class passenger seats under the terms...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what change there is in the daily number of passenger seats in standard class on West Coast Main Line passenger services during the term of the...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what regulatory oversight from which body there will be of the planned rail infrastructure alliance between Network Rail and West Coast Trains Ltd.

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Rail Delivery Group has discussed the infrastructure alliance planned between West Coast Trains (WCT) Ltd and Network Rail as part of the...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the effect of the specifications in the rail passenger franchise directly awarded to West Coast Trains Ltd on 19 June 2014...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many new (a) ticket machines and (b) automatic barriers will be introduced at stations on the West Coast Main Line under the terms of the franchise...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the estimated level of (a) public subsidy, (b) premium payments, (c) Network Grant and (d) revenue support will be during the term of the...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the level of punctuality for passenger rail services (a) operated by Virgin on the West Coast Main Line and (b) on average across all lines was in...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department's targets for (a) punctuality, (b) passenger satisfaction and (c) cleanliness are in the rail passenger franchise awarded to West...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what total financial support from the public purse will be given to West Coast Trains Ltd for the duration of the directly awarded passenger rail...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many officials in his Department were involved in the negotiations with Virgin for the rail passenger franchise directly awarded to West Coast...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which external consultants were involved in the negotiations with Virgin for the rail passenger franchise directly awarded to West Coast Trains Ltd;...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many officials in his Department were involved in the design of the rail passenger franchise directly awarded to West Coast Trains Ltd.

  • Home Department

    • Alexander Litvinenko

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to conclude her consideration of the Coroner's ruling in the case of Alexander Litvinenko; and if she will make a statement.

    • Animal Experiments: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what account her Department takes of the level of distress caused to four week old puppies by separating them from their mothers in...

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Syrian people have been resettled in the UK under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme since its launch; and what...

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many refugees from Syria are expected to enter the UK under the vulnerable person relocation scheme by 1 May 2015; (2) how many...

      Belfast International Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment officials in her Department have made of the feasibility of establishing US immigration, customs and agricultural...

      Civil Disorder: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of lessons to be learned from the police offer of immunity to witnesses in the case involving the deaths of...

      Entry Clearances: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what monitoring her Department carries out on the amount of time taken by its contractor companies to carry out the required checks on...

      HM Passport Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when (a) she, (b) Ministers in her Department and (c) the chief executive of HM Passport Office (HMPO) last met staff representatives of HMPO.

      HM Passport Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of overtime in HM Passport Office has been in each month since January 2013.

      HM Passport Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what definition is used by HM Passport Office of a straightforward application for passports for the purpose of setting internal targets; and...

      HM Passport Office: Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff were employed in the Passport Office in Belfast in each of the last five years.

      HM Passport Office: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effect of changes in the number of staff in the Glasgow Passport Office since 2008 on the speed of the...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2014, Official Report, column 441W, on human trafficking: Albania, how much funding has been made available...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the Exchequer of the asylum and immigration system once fee income has been deducted has been in each of the last seven years.

      Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which completed reports from the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration have been submitted for publication but had not yet...

      Interception Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many interception warrants were (a) issued, (b) declined and (c) cancelled by her Department under (i) section 8(1) and (ii) section 8(4)...

      Mariam Ibrahim

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will offer asylum to Mariam Ibrahim.

      Nitrous Oxide: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what actions she is taking to restrict sales of nitrous oxide (a) at festivals and nightclubs and (b) through the internet; (2) if she...

      NSPCC

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many meetings have taken place since the beginning of 2014 between departmental officials and the NSPCC; who attended such meetings; what...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers are assigned to (a) Operation Fernbridge and (b) any subsequent related investigations.

      Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2014, Official Report, column 667W, on offences against children: internet, to which police forces...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passport (a) applications and (b) renewal applications were received by the Passport Office in each (i) month and (ii) year of the...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to address the current backlog of applications within the Passport Office.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received on the issuing of passports; and if she will make a statement.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of passport applications have been processed under the expedited service in each month since June 2010.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the policy is of the Passport Office on the passing of information on the status of a delayed passport application when dealing with...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the current anticipated turn-round time for passport processing is for (a) applications from UK residents making new applications, (b)...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate she has made of the average time period between application and issuing of passports for residents of (a) Airdrie and...

      Passports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what account her Department took of the timing of school holidays in Scotland in formulating plans to deal with passport application delays.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will estimate the Government spend per head of population on police services in (a) Nottinghamshire, (b) the East Midlands and (c)...

      Police: Hartlepool

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will provide additional funding for Cleveland police to assist in (a) retaining and (b) increasing the number of police officers in...

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there is a requirement on police forces to ensure that candidates for the role of police constable should have the Certificate in...

      Teleperformance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what sanctions are available if TPContact fails to achieve and maintain high standards of customer service while providing services to...

      Trespass

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times a Notice under section 61 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 has been used to successfully remove unlawful...

      UK Visas and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether an 0300 telephone line is available for people wishing to make enquiries of UK Visas and Immigration.

      UK Visas and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received on the incorrect 0870 telephone number being given out to applicants seeking advice on their...

  • Justice

    • Doncaster Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many hours per week prisoners in HM Prison Doncaster spent in cells in each of the last three years; and what proportion of such prisoners were...

    • Licensing Laws

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were convicted of an offence under Sections 141, 142, 146, 147A and 149 (1, 3 and 4), 151, 152 or 153 of the Licensing Act 2003 in the...

      Life Imprisonment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders released from one life sentence have been given another life sentence in each of the last 30 years.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many operational support grade staff employed by the National Offender Management Service on 31 March 2014 were employed on (a) temporary, (b)...

      Newport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions on potential job losses in Newport took place between his Department, the Home Office and Steria prior to the decision to privatise the...

      Newport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will publish all impact assessments his Department has made on privatising the Ministry of Justice Shared Services in Newport.

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many offenders serving life sentences were held in open prisons in each of the last 20 years; (2) how many offenders convicted of murder were...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the average length of time taken is to appeal a decision when a personal independence payment has been refused; what steps his Department...

      Personal Independence Payment: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many refused claims for personal independence payment for people residing in the Preston constituency have been (a) appealed and (b) successfully...

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff from each prison establishment had been sent on detached duty on 9 June 2014; and how many staff had been received at each prison...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many hours per week prisoners in HM Prison Hewell Grange spent (a) in cells and (b) working in each of the last three years; and what...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many hours per week prisoners in HM Prison The Verne, spent (a) in cells and (b) working in each of the last three years and what proportion of...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many hours per week prisoners in HM Prison Downview spent (a) in cells and (b) working in each of the last three years; and what proportion of...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many hours per week prisoners in HM Prison Glen Parva spent (a) in cells and (b) working in each of the last three years; and what proportion...

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the annual cost of imprisoning foreign national offenders in UK prisons has been in each of the last three years.

      Prisoners: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to achieve a prisoner transfer agreement between Iraq and the UK; and what steps he is taking to achieve a prisoner transfer...

      Prisons: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the planned timetable is for each prison in England and Wales to achieve Steady State under the systems introduced under the new Business...

      Prisons: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many hours per week prisoners in HM Prison (a) Blundeston, (b) Brinsford, (c) Bristol, (d) Bullingdon and (e) Bullwood Hall spent in (i) cells and...

      Prisons: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many training places and work-related experience places have been provided by the ONE3ONE Solutions, since it replaced the Prison Industries Unit, in...

      Prisons: Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many books are in each prison library.

      Risley Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many hours per week prisoners in HM Prison Risley spent (a) in cells and (b) working in each of the last three years.

      Secure Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will publish the success criteria against which the secure college pathfinder will be evaluated.

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many children aged between (a) 10 and 12, (b) 13 and 14 and (c) 15 and 17 years were held in each secure training centre and secure children's home...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Local Authority Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the spending power of local authorities in relation to the level of demand...

    • Council Tax Freeze

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the effect on local authorities of the freeze on council tax.

      Social Housing: Rent Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of recent trends in the level of rent arrears in social housing.

      Accommodation Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate his Department has made of the average lettings agency fees charged to tenants in the private rented sector (a) at...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to support (a) public sector and (b) private sector provision of extra care housing facilities for older...

      Combined Authorities: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to exercise his oversight role in relation to the North East Combined Authority and its scrutiny arrangements;...

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies holds with the Educational Testing...

      Fire Services: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what military assets have been deployed in which locations in accordance with the Home Office Model Response plans during...

      Fire Services: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will publish his assessment of the robustness of resilience arrangements in place during periods of industrial action by...

      Fire Services: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many crew were available in each fire and rescue authority area during the 24-hour strike on 12 June 2014; and how...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the contribution made by the Prime Minister of 18 June 2014, Official Report, column 1116W, (1) what extra...

      Floods: Bournemouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many requests from residents of Bournemouth East constituency for financial support following the winter flooding have been...

      Housing: Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many houses were built in each local authority area in the Thames Gateway in the last 15 years for which figures are available.

      Housing: Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his estimate is of the number of houses that could be built according to maximum local authority allocations on brownfield...

      New Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many expressions of interest in response to the locally led garden cities prospectus have been (a) received and (b)...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance he gives local authorities on assessing the infrastructure required for sites which are included in their site...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2014, Official Report, column 578W, on rent, what his policy is on developing rent review...

      Regeneration: Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what dates the Thames Gateway Strategic Group has met since 2010.

      Retail Trade: Change of Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what types of premises will be excluded from the wider retail use class announced in the Budget 2014; (2) when he expects...

      Valuation of Life and Health Interdepartmental Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what monetary thresholds were applied to the cost-per-quality adjusted life year quoted in the evidence submitted as part...

  • International Development

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of UK aid to Burma is channelled through Burmese Government-approved organisations or mechanisms.

    • Developing Countries: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many people with disabilities her Department aims to reach with its development programmes.

      Developing Countries: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development in what ways her Department's work to give people in developing countries better access to financial services takes account of (a) lack...

      Developing Countries: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether her Department's country offices are encouraged to seek the views and input of people with disabilities in the design and...

      Developing Countries: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make it her policy to support the adoption of a target to promote an open, rules-based, non-discriminatory and equitable...

      Developing Countries: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make it her policy to support the adoption of a target to increase trade-related capacity-building assistance to developing...

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what current contracts (a) her Department and (b) her Department's non-departmental public body hold with the Educational Testing...

      Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she is taking to ensure that there is greater equity across governments in donations to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and...

      Marie Stopes International

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding her Department plans to give to Marie Stopes International for (a) abortion, (b) family planning and (c) other...

      Tax Evasion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make it her policy to support the adoption of a target to co-operate globally to reduce substantially international tax...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she is taking in response to the Ugandan anti-homosexuality act; and what steps she plans to take to encourage its repeal.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how the civil service fast stream programme is promoted to students in Northern Ireland.

    • Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many assessments of (a) nuclear facilities and (b) other critical infrastructure have been undertaken against his Department’s information...

      Exports

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what contribution intangible exports made to UK GDP in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13.

      Fraud, Error and Debt Taskforce

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 24 June 2014, Official Report, column 147W, on Fraud, Error and Debt Taskforce, for what reasons the Fraud, Error and Debt...

      Government Departments: Databases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much was saved as a result of digitising data records in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13.

      Government Departments: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what audit he has made of (a) ICL mainframes, (b) IBM mainframes and (c) other legacy ICT systems in Government Departments and the availability of...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people died of congenital heart disease below the age of 40 years in each region and constituent part of the UK in each of the last 15 years.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many jobseeker's allowance claimants aged 18 to 24 years have home addresses in each region of the UK; and what proportion of all young people in...

      Ministers: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what rules and guidance there are on Cabinet Members discussing matters related to their ministerial portfolio with members of the public who are not...

      Respiratory System: Diseases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many deaths related to respiratory disease there were in (a) Peterborough constituency and (b) the UK in each year since 2001.

      Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the (a) total value of public service contracts that have been awarded to voluntary sector organisations in each year since...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many creditors remained unpaid by his Department on 1 June 2014 for (a) 45 days, (b) 60 days, (c) 75 days and (d) 76 days and over.

    • Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what current contracts (a) his Department and (b) each of his Department’s Executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies...

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the answer of 14 May 2014, Official Report, column 593W, on electricity, what recent discussions he has had with the...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the total amount of available coal-fired electricity generation capacity in the UK in each year up to 2030.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to which geographical areas the roll-out programme for smart meters will extend; and when their programme will happen in each area.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to simplify regulations applying to the UK's shale gas industry.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many hydraulic fracturing licences are pending approval in (a) England, (b) Lancashire and (c) Hyndburn constituency.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that the risk of flooding is taken into account in any potential shale gas sites.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that the views of homeowners are taken into account before any change in existing trespass...

      Natural Resources: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to publish the British Geological Survey’s assessment of the hydrocarbon resources in the Weald area of the south...

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's Annual Report and Accounts for 2013-14, published on 23 June 2014, what...

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's Annual Report and Accounts for 2013-14, published on 23 June 2014, what...

      Performance Appraisal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff employed by his Department received each level of performance rating in their...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the evidential basis was for the statement made by his Department's Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in her foreword to the...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints his Department has received on the Access to Work scheme in each of the last five years.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Preston are in arrears to the Child Support Agency.

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average loan award made for the purpose of paying rent in advance was in the last year of operation of crisis loans.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people with chronic conditions have been reassessed as eligible for higher-rate disability living allowance in each of the last five years.

      EU Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions officials from his Department had with the Northern Ireland devolved administration ahead of the informal Employment, Social...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2014, Official Report, columns 703-04W, on influenza, whether the same experiment would be allowed to take...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 12 June 2014, Official Report, column 247W, on Jobcentre Plus, whether Jobcentre Plus is required to obtain the...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the skills level of jobseeker's allowance claimants aged between (a) 18 and 21 and (b) 22 and 24 years.

      National Insurance Contributions Office: Newcastle Upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions where the boundaries lie of the geographical area served by national insurance services at Newcastle's Jobcentre Plus.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average length of time taken to settle a personal independence payment claim is.

      Separated People: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department has spent on developing the Sorting out Separation web app; how many people are actively using that app; what the cost is...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of changes in the cost to the public purse of benefits payments as a result of changes in employment levels since May...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the reasons for regional variations in the number of sanctions issued to benefit claimants by job centres.

      Unemployment: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department has taken to tackle (a) unemployment and (b) youth unemployment in the Brighton, Kemptown constituency; and if he...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in which (a) areas and (b) jobcentre plus offices universal credit will be available to couples in (i) June, (ii) July and (iii) August 2014.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of cases of a local authority paying a landlord directly because a tenant who receives universal credit was more...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) when the IT system being developed by his Department for universal credit will be fully operating; (2) when the IT system developed by...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2014, Official Report, column 174W, on universal credit, whether he has approved the Department for Work and...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which arts organisations and events in the North West he has visited since his appointment.

    • Broadband: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress he has made on improving the availability of superfast broadband in (a) the Thames Valley and (b) Windsor constituency.

      Film

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the total value to the economy of the sale of UK film productions to foreign distributors in each year...

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what proportion of library users reported success in obtaining a specific book in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d)...

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent steps he has taken to provide more business resources in libraries.

      Tourism: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment his Department has made of the contribution of (a) Yorkshire and the Humber, (b) North Yorkshire and (c) Harrogate and...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agricultural Products: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress he is making in increasing exports of UK agricultural produce; and if he will make a statement.

    • Agriculture: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to reduce regulation in the agricultural industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Agriculture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on business support to farmers, excluding common agricultural policy payments in each financial...

      Agriculture: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on agricultural research in each financial year since 2010-11.

      Agriculture: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect on UK food production of the recent flooding in Somerset; and if he will make a...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on the introduction of further low emission zones outside London to reduce the levels of nitrogen dioxide...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which local authorities have been sent letters indicating that they may have to pay part or all of the fines arising from...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many herd owners have (a) failed to complete TB surveillance tests on time and (b) received reductions in their Single...

      Flood Control: Lake District

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if his Department will assess the viability of limiting the extraction of water from Windermere and Ullswater only when flow...

      Flood Control: Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on flood defences in the Thames Gateway in each of the last 15 years for which figures are...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the contribution by the Prime Minister of 18 June 2014, Official Report, column 1116W, what extra resource his...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many weeks supply of food stocks are routinely stored within the UK.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the role of British agriculture in supporting national food security; and...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to improve the UK's food production to supply ratio; and if he will make a statement.

      Forests: Huntingdon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which areas of forestry and woodland in Huntingdon constituency are classed by his Department as ancient woodland.

      Kielder Dam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if his Department will assess the viability of using Kielder Water as a water source and linking it to the national water grid.

      Meat Products: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what his Department's priorities are in the negotiations with China concerning the export of meat products other than...

      Performance Appraisal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff employed by his Department received each level of performance rating...

      Rain Forests: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness about steps to protect and preserve rainforests worldwide.

      Sharks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what statistics his Department collects on shark populations in and near UK waters.

      Sharks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will assess the chance of a possible increase in shark numbers in and near UK waters as a result of climate change.

      Timber: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will meet environmental groups and specialists in the field to discuss the trade of legal hardwood timber and...

      Vacant Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how his Department defines surplus land; and what land held by his Department's non-departmental public bodies can be so...

  • Treasury

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the potential effect of the tax-free childcare scheme on childcare prices; and if he will make a statement.

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to paragraph 3.22 of Delivering Tax-free childcare: the Government’s response to the consultation on design and operation, when the...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2014, Official Report, column 674W, on children: day care, what the cost to the public purse was of the report prepared by...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to paragraph 6.10 of Delivering Tax-free childcare: the Government's response to the consultation on design and operation published in March...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the proportion of families currently paying for childcare that will be eligible for the proposed tax-free childcare scheme.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the take-up of tax-free childcare by parents in each income (a) decile and (b) percentile.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) median and (b) mean value of top-up that the Government will contribute to each child under the tax-free childcare scheme.

      Corporation Tax: Ashfield

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid in corporation tax by businesses registered in Ashfield constituency in each of the last five years; and what proportion of such taxation...

      Diesel Fuel: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much in tax accrued to the Exchequer in fuel duty on diesel in 2013; and what quantity of diesel this figure represents.

      Dover Priory Station

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2014, Official Report, column 395W, on Revenue and Customs, when discussions between HM Revenue and Customs, Mapeley and...

      Dover Priory Station

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2014, Official Report, column 395W, on Revenue and Customs, which personnel attended discussions between HM Revenue and...

      Lloyds Bank: Warrington

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will hold discussions with Lloyds Bank on the effect of the proposed closure of its contact centre in Warrington on women workers who cannot...

      Mapeley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when assessments have been made of the value for money of the private finance initiative contract between HM Revenue and Customs and Mapeley STEPS...

      Minimum Wage: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 23 June 2014, Official Report, column 36W, on minimum wage: Northern Ireland, (1) whether HM Revenue and Customs' national...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make an assessment of the effect on public perception of the efficacy of HM Revenue and Customs of including levels of revenue protection...

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has accrued to the Exchequer in VAT receipts from the sale of sanitary products in each of the last five years; and if he will review the...

      Self-employed: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many (a) men and (b) women were registered as self-employed in (i) Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency and (ii) Scotland in each of the last four...

      Speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the speech delivered by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury in New York on 25 June 2014 represents the policy of the Government.

      Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps HM Revenue and Customs is taking to use powers under Part I, Chapter II of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to prevent and detect...

      Tourism: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the effect of cutting the rate of tourism VAT on the tourism balance of payments.

      Welfare State: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the current value is of all financial penalties imposed on the Northern Ireland Executive as a result of that body not implementing the Government's...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions he has raised the issues of child soldiering and progress on tackling it with his counterparts in other...

    • Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) if he will make representations to his Colombian counterpart to support the requests for an investigation into the death...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to encourage more tourists to visit Egypt.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to ensure that British expertise will be used in the building of the nuclear power station in Egypt.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Egyptian Government on the Muslim Brotherhood.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he had held with his Egyptian counterpart on the new parliamentary elections law in that country.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the details of the new parliamentary elections law in Egypt.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the committee of legislative reform in Egypt on the proposed new parliamentary...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he plans to make to his Egyptian counterparts on the seven year jail terms handed down to three Al-Jazeera...

      Egypt: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will discuss with his counterparts in Egypt and Libya lessening the threat along the borders of those countries caused by...

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last discussed violence against women and girls with representatives of the Indian Government; and if he will make a...

      Interception Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many interception warrants were (a) issued, (b) declined and (c) cancelled by his Department under (i) section 8(1) and (ii)...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had discussions with the Iranian Government about the imprisonment of Pastor Behnam Irani.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Iranian Govrnment on the arrest of Silas Rabbani, Karaj Farshid, Fathi Alireza, Seyydin,...

      Meriam Ibrahim

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make urgent representations to his counterpart in South Sudan on the reported re-arrest of Meriam Ibrahim in South Sudan.

      Mining: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2014, Official Report, columns 367-8W, on armed conflicts: minerals, which companies have...

      Mining: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2014, Official Report, columns 367-8W, on armed conflicts: minerals, which UK companies he has...

      Performance Appraisal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff employed by his Department received each level of performance rating in...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on which countries considers apostasy a crime and what sentence it carries.

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2014, Official Report, column 384W, on Western Sahara, if the Minister for the Middle East and...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Agriculture: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on agricultural research in each financial year since 2010-11.

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what quality standards will be imposed on employers when apprenticeship funding moves directly to employers; (2) what...

      Apprentices: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeships there were in London on 31 May (a) 2010 and (b) 2014.

      Apprentices: Horticulture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to fund and support businesses in the horticulture sector to take on apprentices.

      Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether any buildings owned or used by his Department contain asbestos.

      Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether all buildings owned or used by his Department have been allotted a responsible person as a duty holder in line with...

      Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether all buildings owned or used by his Department have been inspected to identify any asbestos materials within them.

      Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether staff in his Department are able to access the reports reviewing the buildings owned or used by his Department on...

      British Business Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff in Sheffield are employed at the headquarters of the British Business Bank.

      British Irish Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in how many meetings of the British-Irish Council he has taken part.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many times his Department has appeared at an employment tribunal to contest protective awards in each of the last five years.

      Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what changes his Department plans to bring forward to the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to ensure that the Green Investment Bank does not provide support to (a) the proposed Helius Bioenergy...

      Higher Education: Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to encourage universities in the UK to enter into partnerships and twinning arrangements with the British...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many times the Insolvency Service's Redundancy Payments Service has made payments of protective awards due to failures on the...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many times the Insolvency Service's Redundancy Payments Service has made payments in cases where Deloitte was appointed the...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many outstanding protective awards to be paid by the Insolvency Service's Redundancy Payments Services are owed to firms in...

      McDonalds Restaurants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has had discussions with McDonald's Corporation on its relationship with trades unions in the UK.

      Money Lenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much he allocated to the Illegal Money Lending Unit in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in each...

      Money Lenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many full-time and part-time staff were employed to work in the Illegal Money Lending Unit in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c)...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will request that the Office of Fair Trading investigates the level of competition in the car insurance industry.

      National Vocational Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the cost to the public purse was of NVQ qualifications for learners aged 24 and over of (a) entry level, (b) level 1...

      New Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many start-up loans have been granted to businesses in (a) Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency, (b) North Yorkshire and...

      NHS: Mergers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much the (a) Competition Commission and (b) Office of Fair Trading spent on assessing mergers in the NHS in (i) 2012-13 and...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to tackle the decline in the number of international students coming to the UK to study; and...

      Paternity Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people received statutory paternity pay in the latest year for which figures are available; what the total cost to the...

      Postal Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to ensure that the six-days-a-week universal Royal Mail service continues in rural areas.

      Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to consult family and micro-brewery pub owners on the proposed mandatory code of practice.

      Research Councils: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) capital and (b) revenue funding his Department has allocated to research (i) projects and (ii) facilities, excluding...

      Trade Union Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of companies registered in (a) Paisley and Renfrewshire North constituency, (b)...

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of whether all clinical staff working at abortion clinics are trained to level 3 of the intercollegiate framework; and if he...

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions conducted on the grounds of disabilities which were rectifiable were performed after 24 weeks' gestation in (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and (c)...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions were performed with respect to pregnancies with gestations of 24 weeks or more in (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and (c) 2013.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women in each strategic authority area in England and Wales who had had (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four, (e) five, (f) six, (g) seven, (h)...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions were performed in 2013; and how many and what proportion of such procedures were performed to save the life of the mother.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions there were at (a) 26 weeks and (b) each week after the 26th week in each category of grounds for termination in 2013.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women aged (a) between 18 and 24 years and (b) between 25 and 30 years old in each strategic health authority area who had (i) one, (ii) two,...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions were performed in clinics and hospitals (a) owned and (b) leased by Marie Stopes International in each region and constituent part of...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women aged (a) 18, (b) 17, (c) 16, (d) 15, (e) 14, (f) 13 and (g) 12 years old in each strategic health authority area who had had (i) one, (ii)...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the cost to the NHS was of provision of abortions in (a) NHS hospitals and (b) approved independent sector places in 2013; (2) what the cost...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) mean and (b) median duration to assessment, duration to treatment and duration to departure was in (i) type 1 and (ii) all accident and...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the Government spend per head of population on ambulance services in (a) Nottinghamshire, (b) the east midlands and (c) England in...

      Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of how much arthritis has cost the UK economy in each year since 2010.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many local authorities have a named autism lead; (2) when he expects his Department's statutory guidance for autism to be published for...

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that regulations and guidance under the Care Act 2014 are compatible with the Autism Act 2009 and existing autism...

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many services for adults with autism are commissioned under the payments by results framework.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the proposed changes to the social care system in the Care Act 2014 part 1 regulations on...

      Barrett’s Oesophagus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to provide early diagnosis and treatment for patients with Barrett's oesophagus.

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applications have been made to the (a) National Institute for Health Research and (b) Medical Research Council for funding to research medicinal...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what mechanisms are in place to ensure that those clinical commissioning groups providing financial support to a neighbouring clinical commissioning...

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to prevent the detention of patients with mental health illnesses who have not received a full medical assessment.

      Family Practitioner Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion and how much of the NHS budget has been spent on general practice in each of the last 15 years for which figures are available.

      Family Practitioner Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioner surgeries are open seven days a week; and if he will make a statement.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average annual salary of a general practitioner was in each of the last 15 years for which figures are available.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average age of a general practitioner was in each of the last 15 years for which figures are available.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the number of general practitioners per 1,000 head of population was in each of the last 15 years for which figures are available.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average weekly hours worked by each full-time general practitioner was in each of the last 15 years for which figures are available.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to introduce charges for general practitioner appointments; and if he will make a statement.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to improve the service provided by general practitioners; and if he will make a statement.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average number of daily patient consultations per general practitioner was in each of the last 15 years for which figures are available.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department gathers on the number of people who move to another GP practice.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are on GP practice lists in (a) England and (b) each county; and how many people have been removed involuntarily from such lists in (i)...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department is doing to improve access to sexual health services.

      Health Education: Sex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department is doing to support FPA Sexual Health Week 2014; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Education: Sex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to (a) promote best practice for sexual health amongst local authorities and (b) disseminate good practice shown by...

      Infant Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) the Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula Regulations are enforced, (b) guidance is provided to interested...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of (a) NHS staff, (b) pregnant women and (c) pensioners took up influenza vaccinations in each of the last four years for which figures...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost to the NHS was of providing free flu vaccinations in each of the last four years for which figures are available.

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people with a learning disability placed in assessment and treatment units (ATUs) had their placements reviewed between December 2012 and...

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish the strategy for combating liver disease referred to in the Prime Minister's message of support for World Hepatitis Day,...

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his Department plans to begin negotiations with Novartis on the procurement of the vaccine for meningitis B as part of the primary infant...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the recommendations in Take action for better mental health, published by the charity Mind.

      Mental Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on mental health research in each year since 2010.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many student midwives were in receipt of a bursary in each of the last three years for which figures are available; what the average bursary paid to a...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total number of student midwives has been in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many training places for student midwives were commissioned in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the age profile of midwives working for the NHS was in each year since 2001.

      Nervous System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS hospital trusts are not currently meeting the 18-week target in respect of spinal services.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many specialist nurses are available for children suffering from (a) epilepsy and (b) mental health in (i) North Yorkshire and (ii) the UK.

      Patient Choice Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of NHS outpatient appointments were made through Choose and Book in each quarter of 2013-14 and to date in the first quarter of 2014-15.

      Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were seen by (a) general practitioners and (b) accident and emergency staff in each of the last 15 years for which figures are available.

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 June 2014, Official Report, columns 27-8W, on pharmaceutical price regulation scheme, what payments have been made to the...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress he has made on replacing branded drug prescriptions with generic drug prescriptions; how much from the NHS drugs budget has been saved as a...

      Radiotherapy: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what radiotherapy services are located within West Sussex.

      Radiotherapy: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will estimate the number of cancer patients from (a) West Sussex and (b) Bognor Regis and Littlehampton constituency who received radiotherapy...

      Sexually Transmitted Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to tackle sexually transmitted infections in men who have sex with men.

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to publish draft regulations associated with the standardised packaging of tobacco products and smoking in cars with children present in...

      Viral Haemorrhagic Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what contingency plans he has in place to deal with an outbreak of Ebola virus in the UK.

      Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the total value of public service contracts that were awarded by (a) his Department and (b) NHS bodies to voluntary sector...

  • House of Lords

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define affordable housing in terms of (1) maximum proportion of after-tax income of those on average earnings needed to pay rent, and (2) multiple...

    • Aggregates

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

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to prevent alcohol and drug abuse in the United Kingdom.

      Autism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many adults with autism in England currently receive support because they have been identified by a local authority as being at risk of abuse or neglect.

      BRIC Countries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the value of trade between the United Kingdom and (1) Brazil, (2) Russia, (3) India, and (4) China.

      CDC

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the desirability of investments made by the CDC Group in the construction of shopping centres and gated communities.

      Channel Tunnel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to transfer responsibility for economic regulation and railway safety within the Channel Tunnel from the Channel Tunnel Intergovernmental...

      Closed Material Procedures

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in how many cases since the passage of the Justice and Security Act 2013 applications have been made for closed material procedures to be employed; and how...

      Coastal Areas: Flood Control

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how much sand and gravel is used each year to protect the United Kingdom coastline.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government with whom they have had discussions about including Millennium Development Goal 5b in the World Health Organisation's draft health goal for the post-2015...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to advocate the inclusion of Millennium Development Goal 5b in the World Health Organisation's draft health goal for the post-2015 framework.

      Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to review NHS England's progress in implementing the Action for Diabetes plan.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the time taken to issue new licences to diabetics who are required annually to renew their class C1 driving...

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of Egypt's latest parliamentary election laws.

      Energy Supply

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to ensure resilience of energy supply for the United Kingdom and its citizens.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 16 June (WA 23) on energy prices, how they reconcile the Department of Energy and Climate Change's...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 16 June (WA 24) on energy prices, in the light of the change in language used by the European Commission...

      Entry Clearances: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what investigations they intend to make into the UK Border Agency’s refusal of an entry visa to Nabil Al-Raee, Artistic Director of Jenin Freedom Theatre.

      European Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Freud on 18 June (WS 91), whether the proposals made by the Council of Ministers on 19 June will result in steps...

      Expert Evidence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the allegations made regarding expert witnesses in the BBC Panorama programme Justice for Sale, broadcast on 9 June, they intend to...

      Expert Evidence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the allegations made regarding expert witnesses in the BBC Panorama programme Justice for Sale, broadcast on 9 June, they will...

      Forests

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what effect they consider that the provisions contained within clause 21 of the Infrastructure Bill will have on the policy stated in their response to...

      Free Schools

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Nash on 14 May (HL Deb, col 1863), that governors are responsible for improving failing free schools, in what ways they will...

      Fuels: Tax Evasion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address cross-border smuggling of diesel fuel between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

      Government Departments: Fines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Lord Newby on 17 June (HL Deb, col 788), by what authority HM Treasury imposes fines on other departments; for what reasons such...

      Highways Agency

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria with respect to good design they intend to establish in their new plans for the Highway Agency.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many households have been formed and how many housing units have been built in England in each of the last 10 years.

      Immunity Certificates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in how many cases since the passage of the Justice and Security Act 2013 the public interest immunity procedure has been invoked; and how much compensation...

      Invalid Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to ensure greater take-up of insurance cover by mobility scooter users, and to encourage more training in the use of scooters.

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the effect of sanctions on Iran on exports from (1) the United Kingdom, and (2) the European Union.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made or will make to the government of Israel concerning prisoners and detainees now on hunger strike; and whether they will...

      Medals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 24 June (WA 146), whether they will now answer the question as originally put.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning recent reports of violence in Al-Jalazoun refugee camp, and the launch of air strikes...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the prospect of a third intifada; and what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning the possibility.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to create trust between Israelis and Palestinians; what United Kingdom and European Union funds are earmarked for that purpose;...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they intend to have with institutions of the European Union regarding the uses of European Union expenditure in Israel and Palestine during...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the relevance of the Arab League Peace Initiative to the stability of the Middle East.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much is raised annually from National Insurance contributions.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they make public how National Insurance contributions are distributed and to which expenditure; and, if so, how National Insurance contributions are...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether and how they plan to respond to the British Medical Association's vote on 23 June to resist NHS cuts.

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to seek a United Nations Security Council Resolution on the human rights situation in North Korea, following the findings of the United...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have informed businesses operating in Israel and Palestine of their revised guidance on overseas business risk discouraging trade in illegal...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek to re-activate the provisions concerning Gaza of the 2005 Agreement on Movement and Access.

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what, if any, contribution the United Kingdom could make towards discovery of the group responsible for the three kidnapped Israeli settler teenagers; and...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they will give to the new unity government in Palestine; and what action they plan to take to support the stabilisation of the West Bank and Gaza.

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to ensure that there is no excessive delay in issuing passports.

      Police Community Support Officers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Community Support Officers there are nationally, and how they are distributed across police forces.

      Prerogative of Mercy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements are in place for a person who was granted a royal pardon between 1987 and 1997 to resist a subsequent prosecution for the crime for which...

      Private Investigators

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will bring forward the necessary regulations to license private investigation, as announced by the Home Secretary in 2013. To ask Her...

      Railways: China

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what parts of the rail industry and contracts are included in the co-operation agreement between the United Kingdom and China announced on 18 June; and...

      River Thames: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential for greater use of Thames to move freight.

      Schools: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of new primary and secondary schools were built in academic years 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, and so far in 2013–14.

      Schools: Libraries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that every school has a library.

      Self-employed

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many self-employed workers were registered with HM Revenue and Customs at the end of each financial year since 2010–11.

      Shipping: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made as to whether the present level of United Kingdom seafarer training is sufficient to prevent long-term shortages of seafarers.

      Social Services: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will make available to Parliament their assessment of the impact of the stronger regulatory powers available to the Care Quality Commission since...

      UK Border Force

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many serving members of the UK Border Force were suspended from duty in 2012 and 2013; and for what reasons.

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