Written answers

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions were performed in each of the last five years; and how many and what proportion of such procedures were performed (a) to save the life...

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) evaluated since May 2011 on (i) the earliest point in its development of an unborn child will...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of women who had an abortion in 2013 were married at the time of the abortion; what the modal (a) age of the women, (b) length gestation...

      Abortion: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women resident in Scotland have had a late termination after 20 weeks which took place in England in each of the last 10 years up to the most...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged (a) under 18 and (b) 18 years and over were admitted to hospital with a condition related to alcohol misuse in each year since 2010.

      Allergies: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines on diagnosing food allergy in children and young...

      Asthma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that national guidelines on asthma care are implemented; what data his Department is gathering to improve asthma care;...

      Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2014, Official Report, column 241W, on billing, what the value was of all outstanding legacy creditors on 1 June 2014.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many calls to 999 were made by or on behalf of residents of care homes in each of the last four years; (2) how many residents of care homes...

      Educational Testing Service

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

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time general practitioners there were in each of the last 15 years for which figures are available.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for appointments at GP surgeries.

      General Practitioners: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many rural GP surgeries have fewer than 1,000 patients registered.

      General Practitioners: South Lakeland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the additional need weighting is for each GP surgery in South Lakeland.

      Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Batley and Spen, of 4 March 2011, Official Report, column 664W, on health professions, whether the...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the availability of free prescriptions for congenital heart disease across England; (2) what the chronic conditions...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the efficacy and potential cost-savings to the NHS of self-monitoring machines for blood testing for sufferers of...

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he or other Ministers of his Department have visited a liver unit since taking office.

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the costs to the NHS of untreated liver disease in one person.

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children aged (a) under 10 and (b) 10 years and over were admitted to hospital with a (i) primary and (ii) secondary diagnosis of liver disease...

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on negotiations between Health Education England and university providers of undergraduate health education courses for health...

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on negotiations in respect of the National Framework Contract between Health Education England and university providers of...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much in real terms was spent on children's mental health services in each year for which data is available.

      NHS England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many members of staff and at what grades work for the National Clinical Director for Cancer.

      Nurses and Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the extent of plans of health providers to recruit nurses and midwives from overseas in the 2014-15 academic...

      Performance Appraisal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 7 May 2014, Official Report, column 244W, on prescriptions: fees and charges, what the cost was of administering...

      Telemedicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the number of people who received telehealth and telecare services in each of the last four years.

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of reports by disability campaigners that the German Government was complicit in preventing British victims of thalidomide...

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what organisations or individuals Ministers or officials of his Department have met to discuss standardised packaging of tobacco in the last 12 months;...

  • Attorney-General

    • Performance Appraisal

      To ask the Attorney-General what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff employed by the Law Officers' Departments received each level of performance rating in their end of year...

    • Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney-General how many directors of companies were disqualified as a result of a criminal investigation by the Serious Fraud Office in (a) 2012-13 and (b) each of the five preceding...

  • Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the consultation on the newly proposed compensation scheme for High Speed 2 (Phase 1) will (a) begin and (b) end.

    • Motorways: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what investigation his Department plans to undertake into the causes of the increase in motorway deaths from 2012 to 2013.

      Performance Appraisal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the upgrade of the Manchester-Leeds-York railway line will begin; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the effect will be on the transpennine community of the upgrade of train lines on the Manchester-Leeds-York railway line.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department took over responsibility for long-range search and rescue at sea when the Ministry of Defence abandoned its acquisition of...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when his Department intends to acquire aircraft to carry out long range search and rescue at sea; and if he will make a statement.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department's responsibility is for long range search and rescue at sea.

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have had with trade union representatives from the...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which external consultants were involved in the design of the rail passenger franchise directly awarded to West Coast Trains Ltd; and what the cost to...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will confirm the legal protections for existing collective bargaining agreements between recognised trade unions and West Coast Trains Ltd for...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Child Support Agency cases there are in each revised order of case closure; and when the estimated closure time is for each grouping.

    • Educational Testing Service

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

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of employment and support allowance claimants who were employed in each of the...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of employment and support allowance claimants that were subject to sanctions in...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2014, Official Report, column 345W, on employment and support allowance (ESA), how many work programme job...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2014, Official Report, columns 170-1W, on employment and support allowance, how many decisions on eligibility...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2014, Official Report, columns 345-6W, on employment and support allowance, how many claimants in the WRAG...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library the methodology and assumptions used to populate the Help to Work sections of Table 2.1, page 78, Autumn...

      Performance Appraisal

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

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if his Department will provide financial assistance to people facing delays to personal independence payments applications.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what target his Department sets for the amount of time for people to receive an accurate assessment for personal independence payments under...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0845, (b) 0844 and (c) 0843 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls each...

      Winter Fuel Payments: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in (a) York Central constituency and (b) York Unitary Authority area received winter fuel payments in the last year for...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what reforms his Department plans to make to the Work Programme following the downgrading of the project's rating from green to amber by the...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what appeals process is available for farmers who are subject to deductions from single farm payments for (a) cattle passport...

    • Beef: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment he has made of the causes and effects of falls in beef farm gate prices; and if he will make a...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research his Department has undertaken of the effect of the Badger Vaccination Deployment Project on the incidence of...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to expand the training provided by the Badger Vaccination Deployment Project.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether his Department (a) has funded or (b) plans to fund badger vaccination against bovine TB in this calendar year;...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when his Department plans to issue further guidance on ecological focus areas; and if he will make a statement.

      Dogs: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases of lungworm in dogs have been identified in each of the last five years.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the minimum number of weeks supply of food stocks required for the UK to maintain an acceptable...

      Marine Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will assess the potential changes in levels of marine animals and aquatic life on UK beaches and coasts as a result of...

      Valuation of Life and Health Interdepartmental Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the explicit monetary value per quality-adjusted life was in the context of the Flood Risk Management, as quoted...

      Veterinary Medicine: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the oral evidence of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Farming, Food and Marine Environment to...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Agriculture: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress he is making in increasing exports of UK agricultural technologies; and if he will make a statement.

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for what reason allowing employers which wish to continue with current apprenticeship funding arrangements to do so was not...

      Business: North Yorkshire

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

      Business: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what work the British Business Bank is doing in Northern Ireland to promote its services to small businesses located there.

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will ensure that his legislative proposals aimed at creating a public register of beneficial ownership ensure that...

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what current contracts (a) his Department and (b) each of his Department's executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies...

      Energy: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he first notified the European Commission of his plans to compensate certain energy-intensive users for the indirect costs...

      EU External Trade: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Investor-State Dispute Settlement regulations on UK public services...

      Foreign Investment in UK: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what work the Regeneration Investment Organisation is undertaking to promote Northern Ireland as a location for investment in...

      National Careers Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of potential changes in the number of jobs at the National Careers Service arising from the...

      New Businesses: Government Assistance

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

      New Businesses: Hackney

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many start-up loans have been granted to businesses in Hackney North and Stoke Newington constituency in each of the last...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of the US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on the cost of medicine...

      Performance Appraisal

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

      Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make it his policy to introduce a legal requirement for pubcos to offer a free-of-tie option in the public house sector.

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many projects have received funds from the Regional Growth Fund in (a) Thirsk and Malton constituency, (b) North Yorkshire...

      Trade Promotion: Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans for the next Government trade delegation to visit Egypt; and if he will include in that delegation construction...

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made towards ending the testing of household products and ingredients on animals; and if she will make a statement.

    • Billing

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

      Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps her Department is taking to increase the reporting of domestic and sexual violence offences by victims; (2) what funding...

      Domestic Violence: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to reduce incidents of domestic abuse and violence against women in Peterborough; and if she will make a statement.

      Educational Testing Service

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

      HM Passport Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much in additional payments has been paid to staff of HM Passport Office of each grade between po1 and 6 in each month of 2014; how many...

      HM Passport Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much in overtime costs has been spent in HM Passport Office in each month of 2014.

      HM Passport Office: Newport

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department saved for the Exchequer by closing the Passport Office in Newport.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent changes have been made to the structure of the Human Trafficking Unit in the Metropolitan Police; and which other police forces...

      Islam: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many mosques are registered with the General Registry Office to perform civil marriages and partnerships.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether HM Passport Office is meeting the 2013-14 performance targets (a) to process 99.5 per cent of straightforward passport applications...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of passport applications have been received in each month since June 2010 from (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) England, (d)...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of fast-track passport applications made in the last six months have been processed within seven days.

      Passports: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many passport applications from residents of Ashfield constituency received more than three weeks ago HM Passport Office are...

      Passports: Kilmarnock

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of passport applications submitted by residents of Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency in each month...

      Performance Appraisal

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

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there are per head of the population in (a) England and (b) Wales.

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0845, (b) 0844 and (c) 0843 her Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls each...

      Viral Haemorrhagic Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps UK Visas and Immigration can take to prevent no cases of Ebola reaching the UK.

  • Education

    • Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will review whether the recent guidance, keeping children safe in education, distinguishes between legislation which applies to further education...

    • Educational Testing Service

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

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many transactions were made by each (a) Minister and (b) official in his Department on government procurement cards held by his Department in the...

      Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department gives schools and teachers on online abuse from a student towards a teacher.

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to improve the quality and increase the uptake of foreign language training in schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Local Government Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what meetings Ministers in his Department have had on the outsourcing of local authority children's services since May 2010.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance he has issued to schools on the role of special educational needs coordinators in decisions on spending the pupil premium.

      Pupils: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the adequacy of specialist support within maintained schools to help students with mental health problems.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school places have been created in (i) Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency, (ii) Yorkshire and the Humber...

      Schools: Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department takes to promote the teaching of water safety in schools.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department gives teachers and those working in schools on responding to a violent student with special educational needs.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what steps he plans to take to ensure that young people without access to the necessary computer equipment have access to a digital-by-default...

  • Defence

    • Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many meetings he has had with his Department's Chief Scientific Adviser in the last 12 months.

    • Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which contracts with his Department worth over £50 million are behind schedule owing to the failure of suppliers to deliver to an agreed schedule;...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on training and capacity building in the Egyptian army.

      Interception Warrants

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

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which software block is installed on each Lightning II delivered to his Department to date; (2) from which low-rate initial production lot each...

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many sponsored reserves there were in the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army and (c) Royal Air Force service in each financial year from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

  • Justice

    • Prison Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to ensure that there are sufficient prison places to accommodate people who receive custodial sentences.

    • Homicide: Bereaved Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assistance his Department makes available to families bereaved by homicide.

      Work and Training: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to encourage prisons in the (a) public and (b) private estate to enable offenders to take part in meaningful paid work and...

      Access to Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to promote access to justice.

      Direct Selling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many companies have been closed down by the Claims Management Regulator as a result of persistent nuisance calls to date.

      Drake Hall Prison

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

      Everthorpe Prison

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

      Homicide: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many victims bereaved by homicide have (a) applied for and (b) been successful in applications for legal aid since May 2010.

      Homicide: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department has taken since May 2010 to improve the provision of (a) legal advice and legal representation, (b) trauma and emotional...

      Human Rights Act 1998

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on reform of the Human Rights Act 1998; and if he will make a statement.

      Low Newton Prison

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

      New Roads and Street Works Act 1991

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been in relation to offences under section 57 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 in each...

      Performance Appraisal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what plans he has to reduce the statute of limitations for whiplash claims; (2) what representations his Department has received on reducing the...

      Prisoners

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

      Prisoners

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

      Prisoners

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

      Prisoners: Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people died in (a) on adult and (b) youth custody in each year since 2010; what their age was at the time of death; whether each such person was...

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many foreign national prisoners were repatriated to their home countries to serve their custodial sentence in each year since 2010; (2) how...

      Prisons

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

      Prisons

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

      Prisons

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

      Prisons: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many hours per week prisoners in HM Prison (a) Rye Hill, (b) Rochester, (c) Risley, (d) Reading, (e) Huntercombe and (f) Ranby spent in (i) cells and...

      Prisons: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many hours per week prisoners in HM Prison (a) Albany, (b) Ashfield, (c) Ashwell, (d) Askham Grange and (e) Buckley Hall spent in (i) cells and (ii)...

      Prisons: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many hours per week prisoners in HM Prison (a) Wymott, (b) Kirklevington and (c) Holme House spent (i) in cells and (ii) working in each of the last...

      Prisons: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on professional interpretation services by each prison in England and Wales in 2013; and on how many occasions such interpretation...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the reoffending rates of prisoners held in each prison was in each of the last 10 years.

      Secure Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice under what criteria a decision will be made to place a child into a secure college.

      Styal Prison

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

      Unpaid Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans his Department has to credit check people with unpaid court fines.

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his strategy is for supporting victims of crime.

      Witnesses: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make it his policy to record the number of children summoned to give evidence in court.

  • Treasury

    • Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what current contracts (a) his Department and (b) each of his Department's executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies hold with the Educational...

    • Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his Department will estimate the additional receipts accruing to the Exchequer as a result of changes in levels of employment since May 2010.

      Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to publish guidance for applicants for compensation for the indirect costs of the carbon price floor and begin making compensatory payments...

      Export Control Order 2008

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions under the Export Control Order 2008 have taken place in each year since 2008.

      Lloyds Bank: TSB

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what role his Department played in the decision to separate Lloyds and TSB.

      Mapeley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 24 June 2014, Official Report, column 197W, on Mapeley, whether HM Revenue and Customs reviewed these commercial provisions...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints have been made about HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Self-employed

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2014, Official Report, columns 600-601W, on the self-employed, what proportion of the working age population in each...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 23 June 2014, Official Report, column 39W, on Tax Avoidance, what recent assessment the Government has made of the prevalence of...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect of Government subsidies for the generation of biomass power using domestic wood feed stocks...

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect of carbon reduction targets on jobs in the wood panelling sector.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has to make changes to mandatory green energy charges on consumer bills; and if he will make a statement.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that the distribution of shale gas community benefit funds go to those households closest to...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to which locations pending applications for hydraulic fracturing relate.

      Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what strategic level his Department has agreed with industry for the amount of motor gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel products...

      Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion as a percentage of the compulsory stock obligations for motor gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel products are currently...

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the reasons for the variation in average unit retail price of petrol and diesel in Northern Ireland and...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average turnaround is on applications for funding under the Green Deal scheme.

      Renewable Energy: Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will discuss (a) solar energy and (b) other alternative energies with his Egyptian counterpart.

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of domestic renewable heat incentive applications that have been received from (a) England, (b)...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the number of domestic renewable heat incentive applications received since April 2014; and how many...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of extending entitlement to the warm home discount to all claimants of universal...

      Warm Front Scheme: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how many (a) single-pensioner households in York and (b) two-pensioner households in York have received Warm Front assistance in...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many children in poverty lived in a household that did not receive a Warm Home Discount in 2013-14.

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department expects to consult on the future of the Warm Home Discount.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what comparative assessment his Department has made of the level of broadband coverage in (a) the UK and (b) other major European nations.

    • Cinemas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of cinemas in operation in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in each...

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what current contracts (a) his Department and (b) each of his Department's executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies hold...

      Film

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of films made in the UK as co-productions with foreign companies in each year since 1997.

      HMS Victory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what background checks his Department undertook on Lord Lingfield's charitable foundation before the transfer of the wreck of HMS...

      Memorials Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department gave to the Memorials Grant Scheme in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

      Monuments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department (a) spent in each of the last 10 years and (b) plans to spend in each of the next three years on maintaining...

      Performance Appraisal

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

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to ensure a suitable commemoration of the First World War; and if he will support the Royal Sussex...

  • International Development

    • Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which overseas organisations funded by her Department restrict employment to members of particular faiths.

    • Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what her Department's policy in funding overseas organisations that restict their employment to members of particular faiths.

      Developing Countries: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding her Department has allocated to the (a) International Planned Parenthood Federation and (b) United Nations Population...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what help the Government is giving to Egypt to source gas and oil fields.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions she has had with her Egyptian counterpart on structural reform in Egypt to improve employment opportunities.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions her Department has had with the Egyptian Government on creating job opportunities for people under 30.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will take steps to support the introduction of green tourism in Egypt.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions she has had with her counterpart in Israel on the need for negotiations with Egypt to develop agriculture in that country.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she plans to take in conjunction with the Egyptian government to develop the Nile delta for the production of food.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government has taken to increase the number of women in the Egyptian political system.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking with her Egyptian counterpart to reduce the level of poverty in Egypt.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether the Government has offered support to the Egyptian Government to help establish the Egyptian Parliament.

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much of Area C of the Occupied Palestinian Territory is covered by approved masterplans.

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many of the masterplans funded by her Department in Area C of the Occupied Palestinian Territory have received full approval by the...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when the construction of the first infrastructure project funded by her Department in Area C of the Occupied Palestinian Territory will...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the level of food, fuel and medical supplies entering Gaza each day.

      Performance Appraisal

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

      West Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance her Department is offering countries in West Africa affected by the ebola virus to remedy the situation.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of public footfall at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

    • Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many fringe events were held during the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) Government Ministers, (b) non-governmental organisations and civil society groups and (c) survivors attended the...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his future plans are for the level of staff and budget resourcing on his Department’s Ending Sexual Violence Initiative.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to his Colombian counterpart seeking clarification of the actions being taken by the Colombian...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to consult with interested hon. Members before the next Ministerial visit to Colombia.

      Conflict Resolution: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to his Department's National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2014-2017, in what way, as part of the...

      Conflict Resolution: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the predicted cost of the implementation of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security is in each of the next...

      Conflict Resolution: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what resources his Department plans to commit to the Implementation Plan for the UK's National Action Plan on United Nations...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he plans to make to his Egyptian counterpart on press freedom in that country.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the briefing notes issued by the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights dated 20 June...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer of 6 May 2014, Official Report, column 73W, on Israel, how many complaints about differential...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on sanctions against Israel; and what assessment he has made of the compliance of that policy with...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on how many of the recommendations made by UNICEF in its March 2013 report on children in...

      Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the threat level for UK visitors to Kenya.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how often the official Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East reports back to the Quartet constituent parties; what form that...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for the Middle East peace process of then-Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh's...

      Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the commitment made by the UK Government in its economic pact with the Northern Ireland Executive in June...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2014, Official Report, column 710W, on Palestinians, what response Prime Minister Netanyahu's...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to his counterparts in the Israeli government about the treatment of Palestinian child...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the UK will support the request from the Palestinian Authority for an emergency session of the UN Security Council on...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the release of Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha'ar and Naftali Frenkel, who were abducted in the West Bank...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress he has made in ensuring that Palestinian children are interrogated only in the presence of their parents and lawyers.

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the three Israeli teenagers kidnapped in the West Bank on 12 June 2014; and what steps he...

      Seychelles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the level of corruption in the Seychelles and the consequent effect on the UK's and...

      St Lucia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when it is planned that Government Ministers from St Lucia will next visit the UK.

      St Lucia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will discuss with his counterparts in St Lucia the effectiveness of the St Lucian (a) criminal justice system and (b)...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to his Sudan counterpart on that government's attitude towards its Christian communities.

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for the UK of the decision of the EU Council to implement restrictive measures...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people aged (a) under 18 and (b) 18 years and over died as a consequence of a condition related to alcohol misuse in each year since 2010.

    • Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2014, Official Report, column 228W, on billing, what the value is of the sums being claimed by outstanding creditors...

      Construction

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what security standards his Department mandates with Level 2 Building Information Modelling; (2) what assessment he has made of the cost to...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress has been made by the UK Computer Emergency Response Team since its launch on 31 March 2014; and if she will make a statement.

      Vetting

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many staff working (a) at No. 10 Downing Street and (b) for the Prime Minister (i) have been allowed to attend National Security Council...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many creditors remained unpaid by his Department on 1 June 2014; and of those, how many had been unpaid for (a) 45 days, (b)...

    • Cemeteries: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department has published for the use of local authorities in determining planning permission applications for...

      Coastal Communities Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether levels of poverty and deprivation in coastal towns are considered by his Department when making grants from the Coastal...

      Coastal Communities Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what grants have been given by the Coastal Communities Fund to date; which town, county and parliamentary constituency received...

      Council Tax Reduction Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding his Department provided to billing authorities for council tax support schemes in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.

      Council Tax Reduction Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of the localisation of council tax support on the operation and activities of...

      Disciplinary Proceedings

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

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of how many pumps were available in each fire and rescue authority (a) during periods of Fire Brigades...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department plans to carry out further consultations on changes to firefighter pensions in order to reach a...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's publication of work carried out by the Government Actuary's Department Costings and...

      Hedges and Ditches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will review the effectiveness of Part 8 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003; and if he will bring forward legislative...

      Parish Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to make parish and town councils aware of the general power of competence in the Localism...

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library the impact assessment his Department prepared alongside its response to the consultation on...

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on permitting motorists to park briefly on double yellow lines, single yellow lines or loading bays; and if...

      Parking Offences: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate he has made of the potential additional cost to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal Appeals Service if a 25 per...

      Queen's Park Community Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the performance of Queen's Park Community Council since its establishment on 1 April 2014; and if...

      Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the total value of (a) public service contracts and (b) grants that were awarded by local...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government against what criteria he will consider the recovery of an appeal against the refusal of an application for planning permission...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he will answer question 200690 tabled by the hon. Member for Leeds Central on 13 June 2014.

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, with reference to the answer of 2 April 2014, Official Report, column 681W, on...

    • Electoral Register: Young People

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, with reference to the answer of 30 April 2014, Official Report, column 711W, on...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Performance Appraisal

      To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff employed by the Government Equalities Office received each level of performance rating in...

  • House of Lords

    • A14

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will arrange for the Highways Agency (1) to use variable message signs on the A14 trunk road to display anti-littering messages, and (2) to...

    • Advisory Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the remit of their advisory committees which report on pesticides; whether there is any overlap in their activities; and to whom each committee reports.

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of people currently damaged by alcohol and drug abuse in the United Kingdom.

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current level of funding of charities and institutions that seek to reduce alcohol and drug abuse in the United Kingdom.

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to co-operate with institutions and other governments to reduce alcohol and drug abuse internationally.

      Angola

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had regarding the food situation in Angola; and whether they will use their trade partnership with that country to encourage the...

      Anticoagulants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people in England are treated with (1) warfarin, and (2) novel oral anticoagulants each year. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage...

      Anticoagulants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to increase the uptake of novel oral anticoagulants in the management of atrial fibrillation.

      Autism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support autistic adults receive to protect them from abuse and neglect; and whether they have any plans to increase that support.

      Coalition Governments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government by what date they plan to publish their response to the report of the Constitution Committee on Constitutional implications of coalition government (5th...

      Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reintroduce some or all of the funding which they withdrew in 2011 to the Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) so...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the report by Freedom from Torture Rape as torture in the DRC: Sexual violence beyond the conflict zone which suggests that...

      Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to ensure that people with diabetes receive the care processes recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care...

      Doctors

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that hospitals have senior doctors on duty overnight.

      Driving: Visual Impairment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the use of bioptic devices to facilitate driving for those with impaired vision.

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have about the number of persons detained in Egypt without charge or trial; and whether they will make representations for a review...

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Egypt about the protection of the rights of Al Jazeera journalists to a fair trial and to freedom...

      Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in calculating the Local Government Finance Settlement, they make any assumptions about the sums that will be spent by local authorities on...

      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...

      Ferries: Minimum Wage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the national minimum wage provisions are applied in the case of the crews of ferries operating on routes into and...

      Flood Control

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are planning to take in order to prevent flooding in the future, in the light of recent experience.

      Georgia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they will take at the NATO summit in Wales regarding proposals to give Georgia a Membership Action Plan.

      Government Departments: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for Work and Pensions has sent correspondence to elderly members of the public that does not contain in the letter a named person with...

      Government Departments: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to ensure that all Government employees are paid the Living Wage.

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many United Kingdom experts currently sit on the treaty-monitoring bodies of the United Nations international human rights treaties, and the other human...

      Independent Living Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what local authority support will be available to current Independent Living Fund users in 2015–16.

      Local Government: Audit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what local authority studies corresponding to those previously undertaken by the Audit Commission are planned for 2014–15.

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of surveyor posts in the Maritime and Coastguard Agency are unfilled; and what steps are being taken to rectify the situation.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have sought advice concerning the legality of current Israeli military action in the West Bank; and, if so, what conclusions they have drawn.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the reported death of Mohammed Dudeen.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements local authorities will have in place, following the abolition of the paper Vehicle Access Duty tax disc from 1 October, to check the status...

      National Parks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish their decision on the extension of boundaries of national parks.

      Nato

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held in relation to the possibility of establishing a permanent NATO presence in the Baltic states.

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they and the European Union intend to have with the government of Israel, the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last discussed with the government of Israel progress on United Nations-funded projects in Gaza (1) for which clearance has been given, and (2) for...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to ensure that the search for the missing Israeli teenagers does not result in the use of live ammunition against Palestinian...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implementation of the Personal Independence Payment; and whether they have any plans to re-examine the tender documents...

      Private Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the charitable status of fee-charging educational foundations with more than 75 per cent of pupils from outside the United...

      Railways

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what other high speed rail links they are planning in addition to HS2.

      Roads

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which sections of trunk road have been de-trunked in each of the last 10 years.

      Spinal Injuries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that there are enough designated beds in spinal injury centres for patients with spinal injuries resulting in...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the suggestion by non-governmental organisations of a new approach to humanitarian aid in Syria, as reported in The...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Warsi on 17 June (WS 586–88), whether they plan to abandon their demand that President Assad step down...

      UN Human Rights Council

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the financial and time costs of running the election campaign for the United Kingdom member of the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2013.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the euro on youth unemployment in the European Union.

      Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill (Draft)

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government by what date they plan to publish their response to the report of the Joint Committee on the Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill (HL Paper 103, Session...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the new Work Capability Assessment contract or contracts will (1) require customer-facing staff to be suitably...

      Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their (1) current estimate, and (2) projected estimate as of 7 May 2015, of the number of (a) 16 to 17 year-olds, and (b) 18 to 24 year-olds, in the...

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