Written answers

Monday, 14 July 2014

  • Health

    • Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what occasions each Minister within his Department has taken domestic flights on official business since May 2010.

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many apprentices have been employed by contractors and sub-contractors to his Department in each year since 2010-11; and what proportion of the total...

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 1 April 2014, Official Report, column 711, on brain tumours (children), what proportion of the £450 million which the...

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which neuro-oncology centres in the UK have the highest survival rates for patients with brain tumours.

      Care Act 2014

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will include forming and developing relationship in the eligibility criteria of the Care Act 2014 Part 1 regulations.

      Care Homes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the effect on people with physical impairments and learning disabilities of the proposals by third sector...

      Care Homes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the availability of a range of housing and care options for people with physical disabilities and learning...

      Care Homes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the future of residential care for people with complex needs including physical impairments and learning difficulties; and...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on non-pharmaceutical dementia treatments in each year since 2004.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of whether childhood exposure to lead can lead to the early onset of dementia.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if his Department will re-establish the NHS Diabetes website. [R]

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to include a diabetes-related indicator in the Health Premium Incentive scheme; if he will consult the diabetes...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how the Care Quality Commission plans to use the findings from its thematic data review of diabetes care; [R] (2) what progress the Care Quality...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much the NHS has spent on specialist eating disorder clinics in each of the last five financial years; (2) what assessment he has made of the...

      EU External Trade: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on the National Health Service.

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of (a) foetal alcohol syndrome and (b) foetal alcohol syndrome disorders.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on legal fees in cases relating to the release of information requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in each of...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of children who were not registered with a GP in each year since 2010.

      General Practitioners: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent GPs were working in Warrington in each year since 2007-08.

      Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health further to his answer of 19 June 2014, Official Report, column 278W, on haemolytic uraemic syndrome, when the next meeting of the National Institute for...

      Health Professions: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what financial assistance the NHS provides to NHS staff who have to (a) drive and (b) take public transport to work.

      Health Services: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria he uses when considering whether to invite his counterparts from the devolved Administrations to international health summits hosted by his...

      Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of funding from the NHS's budget which goes to private sector companies and which is spent on (a) health care...

      Health: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department has taken to provide a separate follow-up service to the NHS Heath Check Programme; [R] (2) if he will make it his policy...

      Healthcare UK: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent work Healthcare UK has done to encourage health care providers in Northern Ireland to work with their British counterparts on bidding for...

      Healthcare UK: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the chief executive of Healthcare UK has met with officials from the Northern Ireland Executive to promote his organisation’s work in Northern...

      Healthcare UK: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with his ministerial counterpart in the Northern Ireland Executive on promoting in Northern Ireland the support and services...

      Hearing Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of progress by the NHS in making available to patients new types of bone-anchored hearing aid.

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy that all children's heart surgery units should be subject to the same level of scrutiny.

      Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many non-specialist trust acute hospitals were in financial deficit at the end of the 2013-14 financial year.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 26 June 2014, Official Report, column 280W, on medical records: databases, for what reason the Health and Social Care...

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the approval of his Department's business case for the meningococcal B vaccine.

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2014, Official Report, column 494W, on mental health services: young people, when NHS England's review of Tier 4...

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which Minister in his Department approved the transfer of commissioning responsibility for NHS Innovations hubs from the NHS Institute for Innovation and...

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2014, Official Report, column 566W, on NHS: innovation, what outputs and outcomes he uses to judge NHS England's...

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2014, Official Report, column 566W, on NHS: inovations, to whom in the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit the Innovation,...

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2014, Official Report, column 566W, on NHS: innovation, if his Department will publish the sunset review of...

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2014, Official Report, column 566W, on NHS: innovation, when the Innovation, Health and Wealth Implementation Board has...

      NHS: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health further to the answer of 17 June 2014, Official Report, columns 566-67W, on NHS: intellectual property, what returns have been made by Commissioners...

      NHS: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health further to the answer of 17 June 2014, Official Report, columns 566-7W, on NHS: intellectual property, whether the Innovation, Health and Wealth board...

      NHS: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on the future of intellectual property in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2014, Official Report, columns 566-7W, on NHS: intellectual property, what the name and job title is of the official in...

      NHS: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2014, Official Report, columns 566-7W, on NHS: intellectual property, what data has been collected by NHS England on the...

      NHS: Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what fees have been paid to (a) Apposite Capital LLP, (b) The Orchard Down Consultancy Ltd, (c) Mike Farrar Consulting Ltd and (d) the NHS...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on (a) Weight Watchers programmes, (b) Slimming World programmes and (c) any other branded weight loss programme in each of the...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of branded weight loss programmes in achieving healthy and sustainable weight loss; (2) how his...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what evidence was (a) received and (b) commissioned by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence prior to its recommendation to recommend the...

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much the NHS spent on bariatric surgery in each of the last five financial years; (2) what assessment he has made of the role bariatric surgery...

      Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2014, Official Report, column 43W, on ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, what information the Human Fertilisation and...

      Pregnancy: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of voluntary labelling to warn against drinking in pregnancy.

      School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has allocated to the School Fruit and Vegetable scheme for the 2015-16 school year.

      Self-Harm: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged under 18 have presented at accident and emergency departments in need of treatment for self-harm at hospitals in the Greater...

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many senior civil servants appointed to positions in his Department since 2010 were previously (a) political appointees within that Department and (b)...

      Stafford Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many young people have been seen in the accident and emergency department at Stafford Hospital in each year since 2009-10.

      Stafford Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many young people have attended the accident and emergency department at Stafford Hospital in each year since 2009-10.

      Stafford Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many total bed nights children and young people stayed overnight at Stafford Hospital in each of the years (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d)...

      Stafford Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children and young people were treated as inpatients at Stafford Hospital in each of the years (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what professional development courses are made available to staff of his Department; and what the cost to the public purse is of each such course.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Collaborative TB Strategy for England will be jointly published and delivered by Public Health England and NHS England.

      Ulipristal Acetate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that drug retailers accurately describe the operations of their products; if he will require retailers of the drug...

      Warrington Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the mean and median waiting time for treatment in Warrington Hospital's accident and emergency department was in 2007-08 and in each year since.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) England and Wales are currently using third party deductions...

    • Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the quantity of shale gas in the Bowland reserve that is located (a) above and (b) below a depth of one...

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what security evaluation he has made of the proposed designs of the reactors and spent nuclear fuel for small modular reactor nuclear...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what the capacity is of hydropower that started generation in (a) May to December 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e)...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what the capacity is of renewable energy projects that started generation in (a) May to December 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d)...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how many renewable energy projects that started generation in (a) May to December 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e)...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how many onshore wind projects that started generation in (a) May to December 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) January...

      Schools: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to his Department’s solar strategy and initiative with the Department for Education to encourage the deployment of...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on what occasions each Minister within her Department has taken domestic flights on official business since May 2010.

    • Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much her Department spent on legal fees in cases relating to the release of information requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000...

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many senior civil servants appointed to positions in her Department since 2010 were previously (a) political appointees within that...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what professional development courses are made available to staff of her Department; and what the cost to the public purse is of each such course.

      Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to her answer of 3 July 2014, Official Report, column 713W, on work experience, whether her Department follows Cabinet Office guidance...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the Arts Council has spent per head of population in Ashfield constituency in each of the last five years.

    • Arts: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much arts funding (a) in total and (b) per head of population was allocated in (i) North Yorkshire and (ii) Harrogate and...

      Broadband: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will estimate the number and proportion of businesses which have access to high-speed broadband in Brighton, Kemptown constituency.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on legal fees in cases relating to the release of information requested under the Freedom of Information...

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many mobile telephones, BlackBerrys and laptops were lost by his Department in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

      Ministers: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many journeys Ministers of his Department have made using the Government Car Service; and how many such journeys were for the...

      Mobile Phones: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether mobile data services will be expanded in Northern Ireland as part of the Mobile Infrastructure Project.

      Mobile Phones: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of how many households in Northern Ireland will benefit from each phase of the Mobile Infrastructure Project;...

      Mobile Phones: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what level of funding has been allocated by his Department to projects in Northern Ireland under the Mobile Infrastructure Project.

      Portable Antiquities Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his future funding plans are for the Portable Antiquities scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many senior civil servants appointed to positions in his Department since 2010 were previously (a) political appointees within that...

      Tour de France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate his Department has made of the financial benefit to (a) Essex and (b) the East of England arising from the launch of the...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what professional development courses are made available to staff of his Department; and what the cost to the public purse is of each...

      Treasure Act 1996

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the current timetable is for the review of the Treasure Act 1996; and if he will make a statement.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Local Government: Glasgow

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the £1.13 billion earmarked for the Glasgow area from the Growth Deal is dependent on the existence of shovel ready projects.

    • Local Government: Glasgow

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the statement of 7 July 2014, Official Report, columns 46-47, on local growth deals, when Glasgow will receive the first tranche of the £1.13...

      Local Government: Glasgow

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what agreement has been reached with the Scottish Government on the devolution of funding for skills and training to the relevant local authorities as part...

      Local Government: Glasgow

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what meetings Ministers or officials of his Department have had with Ministers of the Scottish Government to discuss the City Deal for Glasgow in the last 12 months.

      Lord-Lieutenants

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many Lord Lieutenants in England and Wales are (a) from an ethnic minority community, (b) women and (c) from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender...

      Northern Futures Board

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what level of representation Warrington will have on the Northern Futures Board.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects to reply to the question tabled on 11 June 2014 by the hon. Member for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire.

  • Leader of the House

    • Ict

      To ask the Leader of the House how many mobile telephones, BlackBerrys and laptops were lost by his Office in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

    • Procurement

      To ask the Leader of the House how much and what proportion of his Office's budget was spent on activities which were contracted out in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13 and (e)...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Ict

      To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities how many mobile telephones, BlackBerrys and laptops were lost by the Government Equalities Office in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

  • Prime Minister

    • Cemeteries

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) what representations he has received about establishing a national cemetery; and if he will make a statement; (2) if he will bring forward legislative proposals...

    • Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it policy that Ministers should (a) answer to Parliament on the contents of leaked Government documents and (b) not comment on documents leaked from...

      Jamaica

      To ask the Prime Minister when he last met the Prime Minister of Jamaica; and when he next plans to meet her.

  • Wales

    • Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales on what occasions each Minister within his Department has taken domestic flights on official business since May 2010.

    • Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made on the potential effect of universal credit on the education maintenance allowance in Wales.

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many mobile telephones, BlackBerrys and laptops were lost by his Department in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what professional development courses are made available to staff of his Department; and what the cost to the public purse is of each such course.

  • Scotland

    • Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland on what occasions each Minister within his Department has taken domestic flights on official business since May 2010.

    • Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on legal fees in cases relating to the release of information requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in each...

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many senior civil servants appointed to positions in his Department since 2010 were previously (a) political appointees within that Department and...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what professional development courses are made available to staff of his Department; and what the cost to the public purse is of each such course.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of links between Boko Haram and other Islamic extremist groups in Africa.

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many apprentices have been employed by contractors and sub-contractors to his Department in each year since 2010-11; and...

      Bhutan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consular assistance his Department offers to British nationals travelling in Bhutan.

      Bosnia and Herzegovina

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to strengthen trading relations between the UK and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the prevalence of sexual violence in conflict in Burma.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he had regarding Burma at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to urge the Government of Burma to sign the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; and...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to his Burmese counterpart on ensuring the safety of foreign aid workers delivering essential...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) whether experts from the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative have been sent to Burma to investigate the attempted rape...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will discuss with his Chinese counterpart the case of Zhang Shaojie, a Christian leader in Henan Province, who has been...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to his Colombian counterpart drawing his attention to public support for human rights activists...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to his Colombian counterpart about ensuring that British businesses and investors do not buy...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to his Colombian counterpart about guarantees for the safety of Colombian land restitution claimants.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the prevalence of Colombian paramilitary involvement with the police and the armed forces of...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Colombian government on the harassment of the Patriotic March leader David Florez in...

      Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2014, Official Report, column 639W, on official visits, what domestic visits each of the...

      Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to deal with Argentine threats to the commercial sustainability of the Falkland Islands.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on legal fees in cases relating to the release of information requested under the Freedom of...

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he had on the prospects for India joining the nuclear non-proliferation treaty during his visit to that country...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the rise of Islamic terrorism in Northern Iraq.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last met his Israeli counterpart to discuss the political situation in Israel and Palestine; and if he will make a statement.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to visit the Middle East to assist in de-escalating the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to assist the Nigerian Government in combating Al-Shabab and prevent the kidnap of young people.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the rise in Islamic terrorism in Nigeria.

      Nigeria and Cameroon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will discuss with his counterpart in Cameroon the need for constructive dialogue between that country and Nigeria in...

      North Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on tackling the threat from Islamic extremism in northern Africa.

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps he has taken to encourage the repeal of blasphemy laws in Pakistan.

      Palestinian Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the Palestinian Authority's policy of payment of salaries to the families of convicted...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to emphasise adherence to fundamental freedoms of religion and association as part of the UK’s...

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many senior civil servants appointed to positions in his Department since 2010 were previously (a) political appointees...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the European Commission's Radicalisation Awareness Network and its Working Group on...

      Thailand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Thai counterpart on allegations of the mistreatment of elephants in trekking camps in Thailand.

      Thailand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps HM Embassy in Bangkok is taking to retrieve the passport of Andy Hall.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what professional development courses are made available to staff of his Department; and what the cost to the public purse is of...

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what security guidance his Department provides to British nationals wishing to travel to Ukraine.

  • Justice

    • Care Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether there have been significant delays in care proceedings involving children in family courts in England and Wales since the implementation of...

    • Care Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many applicants did not receive legal aid to pursue residency and contact cases that they would have received before the reforms to legal aid since...

      Civil Servants: Business Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on what occasions in the last four years the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments has been notified under the Business Appointment Rules of former...

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many litigants in person have appeared before courts in England and Wales in each year since 2010.

      Courts: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will extend the role of registered intermediaries to include participation in all court proceedings involving children. [R]

      Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what steps he is taking to increase the number and availability of remote sites for video conferencing with courtrooms; (2) what body is...

      Criminal Proceedings: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when his Department's review of veterans in the criminal justice system will be published. [R]

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on legal fees in cases relating to the release of information requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in each...

      Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2014, Official Report, column 78W, on homicide, if he will require the Legal Aid Agency to record an offence type of...

      Homicide: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 26 June 2014, Official Report, column 305W, on homicide: victim support schemes, what the names are of the 13 peer support...

      Homicide: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many victims bereaved by homicide received support from Victim Support under the National Homicide Service in each region of England and in Wales in...

      Homicide: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 26 June 2014, Official Report, column 305W, on homicide: victim support schemes, what evaluation mechanisms are included in the...

      Homicide: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2014, Official Report, column 78W, on homicide: victim support schemes, which of the peer support groups within the...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many applications for legal aid for family matters have been refused since April 2013; and how many of these were subsequently granted under the...

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people served as magistrates in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the EU General Data Protection Regulation on medical research; and if he will make a statement.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will estimate the total number of ministerial replies from his Department to hon. Members in a parliamentary Session; and what proportion of such...

      Pornography: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps the Government is taking to address the problem of revenge pornography; and if he will meet representatives of the National Union of Students...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether spaces in segregation units and in hospital or medical wings count towards a prison’s certified normal accommodation.

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what estimate he has made of the number of former prison staff who will be members of Her Majesty's Prison Service Reserve; (2) to how many former...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many life sentence prisoners were released on temporary licence in each month between 2010 and 2013.

      Prisons: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the status is of each prison building and site for prisons closed since May 2010.

      Prisons: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many books there are in HM Prison (a) Leeds and (b) Wakefield.

      Public Defender Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which barristers are employed by the Public Defence Service; and what day rates each such person charges.

      Public Defender Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many barristers have been employed by the Public Defence Service in each month since January 2014.

      Public Defender Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been spent on advertising vacancies in the Public Defence Service in 2014.

      Public Defender Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been spent on the Public Defence Service in each month of 2014.

      Road Traffic Offences: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what advice he has taken from the Information Commissioner's Office about data protection and freedom of information issues arising from Sussex Police's...

      Senior Civil Servants: Business Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many officials in his Department in civil service pay bands (a) SCS Pay Band 4/Grade 1, (b) SCS Pay Band 3/Grade 2, (c) SCS Pay Band 2/Grade 3 and...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to speed up the appeals process for people whose benefits have been sanctioned.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons he decided against change following his review into his Department's check-off system for employees' trade union subscriptions.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what professional development courses are made available to staff of his Department; and what the cost to the public purse is of each such course.

      Young Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department has taken to implement Schedule 1, paragraph 35 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 on reviewing youth...

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many children in the child protection system entered the youth justice system in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years. [R]

  • Home Department

    • Abu Qatada

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 24 June 2014, Official Report, column 128W, on Didier Pierre Paulet, for what reasons her Department commented on...

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Option 3 in her Department's consultation on the review of section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 would be...

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers have been returned from the UK to the last safe country they left under the Dublin II Regulation in each calendar...

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers were granted permission to work in (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and (c) 2013.

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what system is in place to regularly review the number of Syrian resettlement places in the UK as part of the Syrian Vulnerable Persons...

      Commonwealth Games 2014

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has taken to ensure that people who visit Scotland to participate in or watch the Commonwealth Games in 2014 are not able to...

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many female victims of (a) grievous bodily harm and (b) actual bodily harm there were (i) of each age and (ii) in each ward in the latest...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) red incidents and (b) amber incidents have occurred at each Immigration Removal Centre in each of the last four years.

      Economic Policy: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department has taken to support the Government's implementation of the economic pact with the Northern Ireland Executive,...

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the statement of 24 June 2014, Official Report, column 206, on student visas, whether she is seeking financial compensation from...

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the student immigrants who were found to have either invalid or questionable English language test results by the Government's...

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of people who have applied for entry clearance as (a) students and (b) family members of settled...

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in which countries her Department is investigating the Test of English for International Communication language test certificates from...

      Entry Clearances: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department has taken to inform people whose entry clearance applications are on hold because of investigation into their Test...

      Entry Clearances: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of spouse visa applications have taken more than one year to process in each of the last five years.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the statement of 24 June 2014, Official Report, column 206, what the terms of reference are of the working group established, who...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of student visa applicants who illegally gained entry to the UK as a result of fraudulent language...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the costs of identifying and removing student visa applicants who entered the country illegally as a result of...

      Fisheries: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the UK Border Force has reached any understanding with individual Scottish fishing boats regarding the employment of members of their...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on legal fees in cases relating to the release of information requested under the Freedom of Information Act...

      HM Passport Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her long-term plans are for staffing levels at HM Passport Office; and if she will make a statement.

      HM Passport Office: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department has gathered on opinions of members of the public of the recorded voice facility offered when they ring...

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

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

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) with reference to the answer of 9 April 2014, Official Report, column 274W, on human trafficking: victim support schemes, how many of...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of (a) the number of immigrants in the UK without legitimate immigration status and (b) the three most...

      Immigrants: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and the Secretary of State for Education on guidance to be...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Immigration Removal Centre detainees have (a) escaped from detention, (b) escaped while being escorted and (c) attempted to escape...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times an escaped person has been categorised as a high harm person and the senior management team believe there is a high risk of...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to ensure that the Government regulates commercial companies providing evidence required in immigration applications...

      Immigration

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

      Knives: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many knife-related crimes were recorded in (a) London, (b) Tower Hamlets and (c) Bethnal Green and Bow constituency in the last five years.

      London Marathon

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of people who have entered the UK in each of the last five years to participate in the London...

      Ministers: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many journeys Ministers of her Department have made using the Government Car Service; and how many such journeys were for the...

      Paralympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of people who came to the UK to participate in the 2012 Paralympic Games who remain in the country...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent on courier services for passports outside the DX contract since 1 January 2014.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what target she has set for the time in which applicants should receive a call back from the Passport Office when making enquiries about...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of passport renewal applications have been upgraded from a standard application to the premium service in each of the last...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of people who cancelled holidays in 2014 due to delays in passport applications.

      Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department at what level her Department values the reduction of risk of death per fatal casualty prevented; and if she will give an example of policy...

      Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many establishments deregistered for the purposes of carrying out marriages in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014.

      Riot Control Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her timetable is for the decision on the use of police water cannon in Great Britain.

      UK Visas and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average annual salary of a UK Visas and Immigration asylum caseworker is; and how many asylum decisions such a caseworker makes on...

      Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment she has made of the appropriateness of the current number of female officers in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre;...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Procedure: Publications

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will take steps to make the latest edition of Erskine May’s...

  • Public Accounts Commission

    • Ict

      To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission how many mobile telephones, BlackBerrys and laptops were lost by the National Audit Office in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

    • Procurement

      To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission how much and what proportion of the National Audit Office's budget was spent on activities which were contracted out in (a) 2009-10, (b)...

  • Attorney-General

    • Billing

      To ask the Attorney-General how many creditors remained unpaid by his Department as at 1 June 2014; and of those how many have been waiting for (a) 45, (b) 60, (c) 75 and (d) more than 75 days.

    • Ministers: Official Cars

      To ask the Attorney-General how many journeys Ministers of the Law Officers' Departments have made using the Government Car Service; and how many such journeys were for the transportation of a...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage farmers to extend the seasonal production of fresh fruit and vegetables.

    • Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment he has made of the reasons for the decline in the bee population; what steps he is taking to tackle...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of 7 July...

      Environment Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people were employed by the Environment Agency in a full-time capacity in each month since June 2010.

      EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his officials consulted their counterparts in the Northern Ireland Executive in preparation for the EU Agriculture...

      Farming and Forestry Improvement Scheme: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding was awarded under the Farming and Forestry Improvement Scheme to (a) Westmorland and Lonsdale, (b) Cumbria...

      Food Supply Networks Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2014, Official Report, column 175W, on Food Supply Networks Review, how many times he has...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on legal fees in cases relating to the release of information requested under the Freedom of...

      Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of the total land mass of the UK was classified as a marine protected area or a marine conservation area in...

      Ministers: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many journeys Ministers of his Department have made using the Government Car Service; and how many such journeys were for...

      Parks: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on reducing vermin levels in public parks.

      Rivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many English rivers he assesses are of good ecological status.

      Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the economic cost of the degradation of natural capital in the UK's marine environment.

      Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of the UK's seabed is protected from the fishing practice of bottom trawling.

      Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of the seabed within the UK's Exclusive Economic Zone is designated as marine protected areas; and what...

      Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the potential economic benefits of an ecologically coherent network of marine...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what professional development courses are made available to staff of his Department; and what the cost to the public purse is...

  • Defence

    • F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to meet his Belgian counterpart to discuss the procurement of F-35 joint striker fighters by that country.

    • Army Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent representations he has received regarding reductions in expenditure on the Army.

      Anti-Malarial Prophylaxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on prescribing anti-malarial prophylaxis to members of the armed forces serving overseas.

      Armed Forces: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service complaints were filed in the last five years; and how many such complaints related to allegations of bullying.

      Armed Forces: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service complaints went to a full board hearing in the last five years.

      Armed Forces: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to improve the service complaints system.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of the £1.2 billion underspend in his Department's equipment budget in 2012-13 arose as a result of programme slippage; what programmes...

      Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 23 June 2014, Official Report, column 95W, on the Intelligence Service, if he will take other steps to ensure that fused and...

      Nigeria and Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answers of 12 June 2014, Official Report, column 233W, on Africa, what the current (a) rank, (b) squadron and (c) function is of each...

      Royal Armoured Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the future establishment, equipment and role of the Royal Armoured Corps; and if he will make a statement.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the Stimson Task Force report on his drone policy; and if he will make a statement. [R]

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what occasions each Minister within his Department has taken domestic flights on official business since May 2010.

    • Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the duration of his Department's lease at 2 Marsham Street is; and what break clause arrangements there are.

      Community Infrastructure Levy: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the Leeds City Council Community Levy.

      Community Land Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to promote the use of community land trusts as a way of delivering affordable housing.

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made in turning round families in the Troubled Families programme; how many families in each local...

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria will be used to assess the performance of the Troubled Families programme; and how this links to the triggering of...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many front-line firefighters are female; and how many of such firefighters still active in front-line service are over the...

      Fire Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions he has had with West Midlands Fire Authority on staffing patterns in that fire service.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) sites and (b) homes where building is yet to start which have full...

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many mobile telephones, BlackBerrys and laptops were lost by his Department in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

      Landlords: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the register of landlords in Scotland in reducing bad practice. [R]

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average level of local authority debt is per capita.

      Ministers: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many journeys Ministers of his Department have made using the Government Car Service; and how many such journeys were for...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities have introduced an Article Four Direction within all or part of their geographic boundary. [R]

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the new Model Tenancy Agreement will be published. [R]

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the introduction of selective licensing in relevant areas and the level...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when his Department plans to publish the conclusions of its review of property conditions in the private rented sector; and...

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when his Department intends to publish the results of the review of residential property conditions. [R]

      Second Homes: Westmorland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many second homes there were in each parish in Westmorland and Lonsdale on the most recent date for which data is available.

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many senior civil servants appointed to positions in his Department since 2010 were previously (a) political appointees...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what professional development courses are made available to staff of his Department; and what the cost to the public purse is of...

      Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to increase council powers to evict unauthorised traveller encampments; and if he will make a statement.

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many onshore wind development planning applications that had been considered by local planning authorities were subsequently...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department has taken to make additional provision for adult education in places where centres such as Learn Direct...

    • Agriculture: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in England were registered as agricultural businesses in each of the last five years.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many higher apprenticeships were delivered via the (a) Higher Education Funding Council for England and (b) Skills Funding...

      Apprentices: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeships were created in (a) Westmorland and Lonsdale, (b) South Lakeland, (c) Cumbria and (d) the North West (i)...

      Business: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2014, Official Report, column 536W, on business: Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made...

      Consumers: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to prevent sister companies offering similar products to consumers at substantially different prices.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on legal fees in cases relating to the release of information requested under the Freedom of...

      Gazumping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovations and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage estate agents to notify buyers and sellers of the cost guarantee and other options...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what progress he has made in negotiations with private publishers on the confidentiality clauses negotiated by them when...

      Manufacturing Industries: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to encourage the manufacturing industry in Scotland.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with Ofcom on any regulatory changes in regard to the Universal Postal Service; and if he will...

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many senior civil servants appointed to positions in his Department since 2010 were previously (a) political appointees...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what professional development courses are made available to staff of his Department; and what the cost to the public purse is of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Arts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the cost to the public purse was (a) in total, (b) of wine served at, (c) of food served at and (d) of catering staff working at the Best of...

    • Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much his Department spent on refurbishing (a) gym and leisure facilities, (b) cafeteria and (c) interior decoration (i) in his Department and (ii)...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of savings to businesses in (a) the UK, (b) the Thames Valley and (c) Windsor constituency as a result of the Red Tape Challenge.

      Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many early deaths from cancer have occurred among (a) men and (b) women in each local authority area in each year since 2001; and what proportion of...

      Employment: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people are employed in Yorkshire and the Humber in (a) part-time, (b) full-time and (c) temporary jobs.

      Government Departments: Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how much each Government department spent on (a) focus groups and (b) polling in (i) 2012 and (ii) 2013; (2) how much each Government Department...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment his Department has made of the proportion of young people who left and subsequently returned to claiming jobseeker's allowance within...

      Low Pay: Kilmarnock

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of people in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency who are paid at a rate below the living wage as defined by the...

      Morecambe

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will estimate how much money his Department has spent in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency since May 2010.

      Self-Employed

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which sectors and occupations will be excluded from the general duties of self-employed persons for the purposes of the Deregulation Bill.

      Stafford Hospital

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many babies were born at Stafford Hospital in each year since 2009-10.

      Unemployment: North West

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what changes there have been in the unemployment rate in (a) Westmorland and Lonsdale, (b) South Lakeland, (c) Cumbria and (d) the North West (i)...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the number of people aged between 16 and 24 who are not in employment or training and are not claiming jobseeker's allowance.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many unemployed young people have been out of work for more than (a) four, (b) six, (c) 12 and (d) 24 months.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he plans to publish the findings of Sir Jeremy Heywood's inquiry on youth unemployment.

      Warrington Hospital

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many babies have been born at Warrington Hospital in each year since 2008.

      Youth Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment his Department has made of the quality and consistency of youth services outsourced by local authorities.

  • Treasury

    • Low Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of employees hired under the employment allowance scheme are paid below the living wage as set by the Living Wage Foundation.

    • Mapeley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the next revised, non-binding Estates Strategies issued by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will take account of a proposed boundary change at Priory...

      Mapeley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the issue of a proposed boundary change at Priory Court, Dover, in respect of the number of available business square metres required by HM Revenue...

      Mapeley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when HM Revenue and Customs will next issue revised, non-binding Estates Strategies to Mapeleys STEPS Contractor Limited under 10.14 of the Private Finance...

      Mapeley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the previous revised, non-binding Estates Strategies issued by HM Revenue and Customs took account of a proposed boundary change at Priory Court,...

      Revenue and Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that HM Revenue and Customs staff based in Northern Ireland are currently working on personal taxation matters who are...

      Revenue and Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that HM Revenue and Customs staff based in Northern Ireland who are scheduled to face voluntary redundancy in the current...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the total cost to the UK of the implementation of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act in (a) the current financial year...

      Tonnage Tax: Isle of Wight

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of the Isle of Wight of the decision not to allow tonnage tax to apply to the Isle of Wight's ferry...

      Tonnage Tax: Isle of Wight

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) cadet training and (b) marine employment of the decision not to allow tonnage tax to apply to the Isle of...

      Tonnage Tax: Isle of Wight

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the reasons are for HM Revenue and Customs change of policy with regards to the imposition of tonnage tax on Isle of Wight ferries; and if he will make...

      Video Games: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the number of companies in Scotland which would benefit from video games tax relief.

  • International Development

    • Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on what occasions each Minister within her Department has taken domestic flights on official business since May 2010.

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to ensure that displaced Rohingya Muslims have access to basic medicine and healthcare provision.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether her Department is providing additional funding to The Border Consortium to help reverse recent ration cuts for refugees from...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which companies and organisations are subcontracted or given grants by the World Bank to carry out projects in Burma funded by British aid.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what financial support for the Backpack Health Worker Team programme in Burma her Department will provide in the next two years.

      Commonwealth Scholarships Programme: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what work the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission does to promote the availability of its scholarships to students resident in Northern...

      Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2014, Official Report, column 1W, on abortion, if she will withdraw her Department's policy position...

      Developing Countries: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the processes governing the allocation of UK development assistance gives cognisance...

      Developing Countries: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment she has made of which countries are most at risk from deforestation.

      Developing Countries: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what rainforest projects her Department is supporting.

      Developing Countries: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many of her Department's projects involve indigenous communities in (a) all and (b) Commonwealth rainforests.

      Developing Countries: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding has been committed to tackling malaria in each year since 2009-10.

      Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding her Department provided to each country in receipt of UK development aid (a) directly and (b) indirectly per head of...

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if officials in her Department will meet displaced people from the Gambella region of Ethiopia to discuss forcible removal and abuse in...

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when she last discussed the villagisation programme with the Government of Ethiopia.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much her Department spent on legal fees in cases relating to the release of information requested under the Freedom of Information...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2014, Official Report, column 644W, on infrastructure projects: Jordan Valley, what positive benefits...

      Oxfam

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much public funding her Department gave directly or indirectly to Oxfam in the last period for which figures are available.

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to questions 167-8 of the oral evidence given by the Minister of State at her Department to the International Development...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to questions 167-8 of the oral evidence given by the Minister of State at her Department to the International Development...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding her Department provided (a) directly and (b) indirectly to the Palestinian Authority in each of the last 10 years.

      Papua New Guinea

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what programmes her Department funds and operates in Papua New Guinea.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2014, Official Report, column 592W, on developing countries, which organisations based (a) in the UK...

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many senior civil servants appointed to positions in her Department since 2010 were previously (a) political appointees within that...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what professional development courses are made available to staff of her Department; and what the cost to the public purse is of each...

  • Transport

    • Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what occasions each Minister within his Department has taken domestic flights on official business since May 2010.

    • Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to publish the results of the bus driver disability training review.

      Bus Services: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the Fifth Report of the Transport Committee of Session 2013-14, on Access to Transport for Disabled People, HC 116, what assessment...

      Buses: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions traffic commissioners have (a) revoked a bus or coach operator's licence and (b) curtailed the number of vehicles which an...

      Buses: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions traffic commissioners have sanctioned (a) bus operators and (b) coach operators for failing to meet safety standards since 2000.

      Buses: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he last met the traffic commissioners to discuss safety standard adherence by bus or coach companies.

      Carnforth Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether the relevant local authority is to fund or reinstate Carnforth Station rail platforms on the West Coast mainline following their removal...

      Carnforth Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on upgrading Carnforth Railway Station for additional future services.

      Driver and Vehicle Agency: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for the Home Department the possibility of redeploying staff at the Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many and what proportion of driving licences were withdrawn from people ordinarily resident in Scotland on the basis of alcohol abuse (a) following...

      First Transpennine Express and Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the local transport authorities which form Rail North and are jointly responsible for the (a) TransPennine Express and (b) Northern Rail...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on legal fees in cases relating to the release of information requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in each...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of extending the potential economic benefits of extending High Speed 2 to Colchester.

      London, Tilbury and Southend Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the costs of planned investment in (a) Wi-Fi access on trains, (b) provision of customer information and (c)...

      London, Tilbury and Southend Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total annual public sector payment will be in each year to 2029 under the new franchise agreement for rail passenger services on the Essex...

      London, Tilbury and Southend Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of the planned investment in stations on the Essex Thameside line during the new franchise agreement with NXET Trains Ltd will be...

      London, Tilbury and Southend Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the rolling stock maintenance arrangements will be for the franchise agreement with NXET Trains Ltd for rail passenger services on the Essex...

      London, Tilbury and Southend Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) funding and (b) ownership arrangements are for the 17 new trains to be introduced on the Essex Thameside line under the terms of the new...

      London, Tilbury and Southend Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the new trains due to be introduced during the new franchise agreement with NXET Trains Ltd for rail passenger services on the Essex Thameside...

      London, Tilbury and Southend Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with NXET Trains Ltd about minimum levels of (a) on-train, (b) station and (c) ticket office staffing levels in each year...

      London, Tilbury and Southend Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with NXET Trains Ltd over plans to make staff more visible at stations on the Essex Thameside line during the term of the...

      London, Tilbury and Southend Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what safeguards there are in the new franchise agreement on the Essex Thameside line with NXET Trains Ltd against unsafe reductions in staff over the...

      London, Tilbury and Southend Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many new (a) automatic ticket gates and (b) ticket vending machines will be introduced at stations on the Essex Thameside route under the terms of...

      Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much Northern Rail has pledged to invest in station upgrades under the franchise extension announced on 27 March 2014.

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to ensure disabled rail users can access all platforms at rural stations.

      Railways: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to improve rail connections from northern England to Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the importance of regional airports in meeting the UK’s aviation needs.

      Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent steps he has taken to reduce congestion (a) in Windsor constituency and (b) around Heathrow Airport.

      Roads: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has allocated for road repairs in (a) Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency, (b) South Lakeland, (c) Cumbria and (d) the North...

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many senior civil servants appointed to positions in his Department since 2010 were previously (a) political appointees within that Department and...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what professional development courses are made available to staff of his Department; and what the cost to the public purse is of each such course.

      Tyres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of part-worn tyres sold in the UK in each of the last five years.

  • Education

    • 16-19 Bursary Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people (a) applied and (b) were approved under the 16 to 19 bursary scheme for higher education in each year since 2011.

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) if he will publish any names his Department holds of (a) current and (b) former senior public employees and Ministers (i) promoting, (ii) taking...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what requirement there is to consult where an existing single academy trust wishes to become a multi-academy trust; what steps are taken when those...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many applications were received from academies to expand to meet parental demand as part of Round 1 of the Academies Capital Maintenance Fund...

      Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on what occasions each Minister within his Department has taken domestic flights on official business since May 2010.

      Business: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent steps he has taken to encourage businesses to engage with schools so that students develop a more practical understanding of business.

      Care to Learn Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) men and (b) women received support from the Care to Learn scheme in each of the last two academic years; what the total cost of the Care...

      Children: Cerebral Palsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department provides for early years professionals on support for children with cerebral palsy; and if he will make a statement.

      Classroom Assistants: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on a national pay grading structure for teaching assistants.

      Education: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much (a) revenue and (b) capital funding was provided to each pupil in state (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in (A) York local authority and...

      Faith Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department has issued in relation to restrictions on types of food that may be served and consumed in publicly-funded faith schools.

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department has provided to the Family Drug and Alcohol Court to date; and what his future funding plans are for the Family Drug and...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent on legal fees in cases relating to the release of information requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in each...

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to increase the uptake of foreign languages in schools.

      Pupils: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to prevent bullying in infant and junior schools.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to ensure that parents are made aware of the use of halal meat in school dinners where non-halal meat is not an option.

      Schools: Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to his Department's press release, Deal to provide life-saving defibrillators to schools, published in April 2014, what progress has...

      Schools: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of teaching assistants that administer medicine to children in local authority schools in England.

      Schools: Lead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education in how many schools in England is lead paint present.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans his Department has to reform school performance measures to include destination data and include the number of school students who enter...

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when data on children's travel behaviour stopped being collected as part of the School Census.

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many senior civil servants appointed to positions in his Department since 2010 were previously (a) political appointees within that Department and...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of qualified teachers who completed their studies in the last three years have a permanent teaching position.

      Teachers: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to ensure that pupils prevented from attending school as a result of strike action are given an opportunity to catch up on school...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what professional development courses are made available to staff of his Department; and what the cost to the public purse is of each such course.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Disability Living Allowance: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time between claim and a decision on disability living allowance for parents, guardians or representatives of disabled...

    • Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2014, Official Report, column 721W, on official visits, what domestic visits each of the Ministers in his...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which claimants will be exempt from participating in the supervised jobsearch pilot scheme.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of wage incentives claimed by employers who have recruited employees aged 16-24 through the Work...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on legal fees in cases relating to the release of information requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in receipt of housing benefit have moved to smaller properties since the introduction of the under-occupancy penalty in (a)...

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many mobile telephones, BlackBerrys and laptops were lost by his Department in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

      Independent Living Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2014, Official Report, column 640W, on Independent Living Fund, what plans he has to publish his...

      Independent Living Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2014, Official Report, column 640W, on Independent Living Fund, when he expects his Department’s plans...

      Independent Living Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2014, Official Report, column 640W, on independent living fund, what support his Department plans to provide...

      Industrial Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) minor, (b) serious and (c) fatal accidents at work have been reported in each region and constituent part of the UK in each of the...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects the independent review of jobseeker's allowance sanctions being conducted by Matthew Oakley to be laid before Parliament.

      Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate how much money his Department has spent in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency since May 2010.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 10 June 2014, Official Report, column 126W, on personal independence payment, and with reference to the National...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2014, Official Report, column 110W, on personal independence payment, what the average clearance times were...

      Personal Independence Payment: Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are currently waiting for an assessment for personal independence payment in the Halton local authority area; and what the...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on (a) accommodation, (b) taxis or private cars and (c) alcoholic beverages in the last year.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on (a) mobile telephones, (b) tablet computers and (c) office furniture in the last year.

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many senior civil servants appointed to positions in his Department since 2010 were previously (a) political appointees within that...

      Sick Leave: Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost to the economy of days lost owing to stress in (a) manual and (b) non-manual jobs in each year since 2010.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff by grade and full-time equivalence are currently employed by his Department in dealing with policy on benefit sanctioning. [R]

      Social Security Benefits: Motor Neurone Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will classify motor neurone disease as a terminal illness which qualifies for a fast-track assessment for welfare claims.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have disclosed an intention to commit suicide while (a) on the telephone to employees of his Department and (b) in person in...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what training employees of his Department receive about how to engage with people who (a) have mental health problems and (b) exhibit suicidal...

      Work Experience: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of 18 to 24 year olds who have started a work experience placement whilst claiming jobseeker's allowance (JSA) were not...

  • House of Lords

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many child asylum applicants have been refused financial and other support by social services departments because their credibility has been challenged,...

    • Asylum: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to issue guidance to social services departments on the special needs of unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people, in particular in...

      BBC World Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the changes in how the BBC World Service is funded on its coverage of the situation in Ukraine.

      Better Care Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans there are for each Health and Wellbeing Board to agree performance measures for implementing the Better Care Fund; and what progress has been made...

      Bosnia and Herzegovina

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to assist economic regeneration in Bosnia Herzegovina.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the badgers shot or trapped in the Somerset and Gloucestershire pilot culls were infected with tuberculosis.

      Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that consumers receive the broadband speeds for which they pay.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of reports of the use of torture in the conflict zones of Burma; and whether they consider that any such actions should be...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to discuss with the Burmese authorities the creation of an independent inquiry, with Burmese and international participation, into...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address accountability for torture, sexual violence and other human rights violations in Burma.

      Business: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures are in place to encourage enterprise in schools and university technical colleges and to give students technical skills for employment.

      Channel Tunnel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 30 June (WA 209), what are the reasons for not moving responsibility for railway safety in the Channel...

      Claims Management Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action are they taking to improve practices in the claims management industry.

      Crossrail Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated cost of the proposed extension of Crossrail to Reading.

      Digital Technology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when and how they intend to deliver the legislative changes identified in the policy paper Connectivity, Content and Consumers—Britain’s digital...

      Disabled Students’ Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which criteria they will use, under the proposed changes to the Disabled Students' Allowance, to distinguish between the need for higher specification or...

      Disabled Students’ Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to ensure that disabled students do not suffer discrimination as a result of the proposed changes to the Disabled Students’ Allowance,...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the review led by Dr Elizabeth Bates of the University of Cumbria showing that women are more likely to physically and mentally abuse their...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 30 June (WA 210), when they expect to publish the results of the pilot scheme by the Driver and Vehicle...

      Employment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 1 July concerning youth unemployment (WA 254), whether they will take steps to ensure that employment...

      EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 24 June (WA 141), what are the “decision-making processes for making European Union legislation”...

      European Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the President of the European Commission has the power to veto or approve any proposed new United Kingdom member of the Commission.

      Exports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they are expecting to announce the interim measures to improve the retail export scheme.

      Flexible Support Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to monitor uptake of the Flexible Support Fund available to Jobcentre Plus managers.

      Folic Acid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department of Health expects soon to start discussions with the relevant food industry companies about their willingness in principle to stop...

      Food Supply Networks Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to publish the final report of the Elliott Review into the integrity and assurance of the food supply networks commissioned by the Secretaries...

      General Practitioners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of ranking general practitioners by their record of cancer referrals on referral rates, or the assessment of doctors.

      Government Departments: ICT

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what central oversight takes place to ensure the maximum efficiency in the procuring of information technology contracts for staffing, procurement and...

      Health and Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the combined spending on health and social care in the financial year 2013–14.

      Home Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many school children are educated at home; and how they ensure that a high quality of education is maintained for those pupils.

      Home Improvement Agencies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total number of home improvement agencies in (1) the United Kingdom, and (2) in each local authority area.

      Immigration: Poland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the contribution made by Polish immigrants to the United Kingdom economy and society since 2010.

      Independent Schools Inspectorate

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to alter the procedures and regulations under which the Independent Schools Inspectorate operates. To ask Her Majesty’s Government...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning its intended policy to force-feed Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike.

      Mobile Phones: Right of Search

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the limits to the power of the police and security services to search data stored on mobile phones.

      Neurofibromatosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to develop a national service framework for neurofibromatosis Type 1 sufferers. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will...

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will propose the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Human Rights Council's Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Palestinian unity government following the discovery of the three murdered Israeli teenagers.

      Parades Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the salary of, and what other payments are made to, the chairman of the Northern Ireland Parades Commission. To ask Her Majesty’s Government...

      Personal Income

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which are the 20 (1) poorest, and (2) wealthiest, local authority wards in the United Kingdom; and in which local authorities those wards are located.

      Police Cautions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times cautions have been used for indictable-only offences in England and Wales since 2010.

      Public Opinion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent they use focus groups to assist in framing policy; and what is the average number of people making up the focus groups.

      Public Transport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to improve or increase transport services at night to ensure the safety and security of passengers from offensive behaviour and...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision they are planning to make for high-speed rail connectivity between northern cities, and in particular between places beyond Leeds in Yorkshire...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the northern cities engaged in a programme of work looking at northern connectivity referred to in the Written Statement by Baroness Kramer on 7 July (WS...

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to address the conclusion of the recent Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report that 40 per cent of classrooms in...

      Schools: Libraries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of schools in England have libraries. To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they require that all schools have libraries. To ask Her...

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to ensure that children and teenagers receive adequate mental health care and support in schools, with particular reference to...

      Schools: Textbooks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent discussions on the case for schools in the United Kingdom to switch back from work sheets to text books.

      Self-harm

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) men, and (2) women, aged over 18 received hospital treatment for self-harm in each year since 2010.

      Self-harm

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are providing to (1) schools, and (2) charities, that aim to reduce the occurrence of self-harming amongst teenagers.

      Self-harm

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) girls, and (2) boys, aged under 18 received hospital treatment for self-harm in each year since 2010. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will continue their efforts, with the support of the Commonwealth, to establish an independent and credible inquiry into alleged war crimes in...

      St Lucia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance is being given to the St Lucia police to find the murderer of Oliver Gobat, a British citizen; and if none, why.

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Randerson on 7 July (WA 16) concerning the release of prisoners in Northern Ireland as a result of the Belfast...

      Trade Promotion: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how UK Trade and Investment's role in promoting and assisting Welsh businesses is monitored effectively.

      Unpaid Taxes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money is owed to HM Revenue and Customs by those whom they have contacted repeatedly to pay what they owe, as described in paragraph 2.4 of the HM...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the extension of the West Coast Main Line franchise allows open access operations on all routes served by this franchise.

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