Written answers

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

  • Attorney-General

    • Children: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many children with mental health difficulties have been prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service in England and Wales in each year since 2010. [R]

    • Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce

      To ask the Attorney-General what costs his Department has incurred in prosecuting the case of (a) Christopher Huhne and (b) Vasiliki Pryce.

      Crown Courts

      To ask the Attorney-General how many and what proportion of cases at the Crown Court in (a) 2013-14 and (b) each of the previous five financial years were subject to (i) a decision by the...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2014, Official Report, column 389W, on the legal profession, what proportion of the money spent on consultancy fees by the Crown...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General what steps he plans to take in response to the funding of HM Chief Inspectorate of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in his Annual Report 2013-14, page 4 that the...

      Magistrates' Courts

      To ask the Attorney-General how many and what proportion of cases at the magistrates' court in (a) 2013-14 and (b) each of the previous five financial years were subject to a (i) decision by the...

      Pay

      To ask the Attorney-General how many officials in the Law Officers' Departments, of each grade, have remained at that grade since 2010 but received a pay rise; and how much of a rise each such...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been spent on refurbishing (a) gymnasium and leisure facilities, (b) cafeteria and (c) interior decoration in (i)...

    • Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many directors have been disqualified in the first quarter of the current financial year.

      Grant Thornton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 9 April 2014, Official Report, columns 286-87W, on Grant Thornton, how many of the 70 recorded...

      Insolvency Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills to which offices in the Insolvency Service he plans to recruit administrative staff over the next 18 months.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to increase the national minimum wage so that its real terms value is equal to that of January 2010.

      Morecambe

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

      Official Receiver

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many disqualification reports were submitted by the Leeds, Sheffield and Hull Official Receiver’s offices in the year...

      Official Receiver

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many disqualification reports have been submitted by Official Receiver’s offices in the first quarter of the current...

      Official Receiver: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many desks there were in the Leeds Official Receiver’s office on 30 June 2014; and how many such desks were are unoccupied.

      Official Receiver: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how long the lease for the Leeds Official Receiver’s office has left to run; and when it was signed.

      Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what action his Department is taking to address the exploitation of low-skilled workers.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 7 July, Official Report, columns 143-44W on Arts: Primary Education, what data are collected by his Department...

    • Arts: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what data his Department has collected from the Taking Part Survey on the primary school pupils from each region who have engaged with...

      Arts: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the Taking Part Survey, what proportion of primary pupils from (a) disadvantaged backgrounds and (b) non-disadvantaged...

      ICT: East Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what analysis his Department has carried out of (a) mobile telephone network coverage and (b) high speed broadband coverage in east...

      Morecambe

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

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many officials in his Department, of each grade, have remained at that grade since 2010 but received a pay rise; and how much of a...

      Public Libraries: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many public libraries have closed in (a) Birmingham and (b) the West Midlands in each of the last five years; (2) how many...

      Sports: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding his Department has made available for community sports facilities in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency.

      Sports: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what work UK Sport is undertaking to help attract major sporting events to Northern Ireland.

  • Defence

    • Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the National Audit Office report, Army 2020, HC 263, published on 11 June 2014, page five, if he will provide a breakdown of the...

    • Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his priorities are for the forthcoming NATO summit in Newport, Wales.

      Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what risk rating was placed on a collision involving a Tornado and another aircraft in (a) 1991, (b) 1998 and (c) 2010.

      Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what quantitative criteria have been used to set to remote the risk probability of a collision involving a Tornado aircraft.

      Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Tornado aircrew were actively involved in flying during (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 30 June 2014, Official Report, column 354W, on Afghanistan, how many evidence-based assessments have been carried out by his...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to encourage investment in agricultural technologies to increase the efficiency of food production.

    • Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what proportion of commercial landings of fish and shellfish from UK-registered fishing vessels were taken from a depth...

      Ict

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

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Albania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of progress made by Albania towards EU accession candidate status.

    • Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much has been spent on the GREAT campaign in each country in each year since the campaign's launch.

      Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Chichester, Official Report, column 172W, on 8 July 2014, on Diego Garcia, for...

      Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many complaints of sexual harassment in his Department have been (a) formally reported and (b) upheld in each year since 2010.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Sri Lankan counterparts on protecting the rights of religious minorities in that country.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department intends to take to support the investigation of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human...

  • Health

    • Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to monitor the standard of care received by cancer patients and to reduce regional variations in the standard of such care.

    • Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to support the carers of people who have dementia.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the implications for the NHS of the decision by the General Dental Council to raise their compulsory statutory annual...

      Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he will lay before Parliament the 2013-14 report on research and development work relating to assistive technology; (2) what discussions his...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received from doctors on the reforms in GP contracts needed to increase the number of GPs.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to increase GP numbers.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of GPs needed to eliminate any shortfall in primary health care.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the targets are on waiting times for appointments within the latest GP contract; (2) what assessment he has made of the effect on overall...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of GPs work taken up by administration; and what changes there have been in that proportion in the last five years.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department issues to GPs on the use of telephone diagnosis.

      Ministers: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many journeys Ministers of his Department have made using the Government Car Service; and how many such journeys were for the transportation of a red box.

      Morecambe

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

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the performance of the Innovation, Health and Wealth programme; and what the costs of the programme to date have been in...

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to his Department's publication, The NHS as an Innovative Organisation: A Framework and Guidance on the Management of Intellectual Property...

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to increase research funding for pancreatic cancer treatments.

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to ensure earlier diagnosis of pancreatic cancer; (2) what steps he is taking to ensure that GPs make earlier referrals in...

      Primary Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve out-of-hours primary care provision and to minimise dependence on accident and emergency facilities to provide primary care.

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an assessment of the potential use of mindfulness in prisons to (a) reduce violence in prisons, (b) improve the mental health of prisoners...

      Radiography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) radiographers and (b) radiologists were in practice in each of the last five years.

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with NHS England on Specialised Services Circular 1407 and its potential effect on the use of robotic assisted surgery; and if...

      Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many working-age people in England were diagnosed with a terminal illness in each of the last five years; (2) how many people in England on...

      Ulipristal Acetate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he intends to take to ensure that women are made aware of the abortifacient nature of the drug ulipristal acetate; and if he will make a statement.

  • Home Department

    • Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times the Gold Suite has been opened at each immigration removal centre in England and Wales in the last year; and what the nature...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Clerk of the House

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what funding the Commission allocated for payment of travel, hotel and subsistence...

    • Data Protection

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, who within the House is accountable for data security.

  • Justice

    • Government Departments: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library (a) the number of Freedom of Information requests received by each Government Department in each of the last four years,...

    • Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many extra places will be created in public sector prisons; from what date; and for how long.

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what budget has been set aside for funding HM Prison Service Reserve.

      Prisoners’ Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many and what proportion of prisoners who were given a life sentence (a) applied for and (b) were refused a resettlement licence in each of the...

      Prisoners: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners have self-certified gender recognition certificates; and how many such prisoners were born (a) male and (b) female; (2) how...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions took place between officials in his Department, the Home Office and STERIA before the decision to privatise Ministry of Justice shared...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the potential effect of the privatisation of Ministry of Justice shared services on jobs in Bootle constituency.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reason his Department did not consult the Public and Commercial Services Union on an in-house bid for the Ministry of Justice shared services...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to protect personal data held by Ministry of Justice Shared Services when that data is off-shored to countries with less robust...

      Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many employment tribunals in which the appellant had a terminal condition and was contesting a dismissal that occurred because of their diagnosis...

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) what support the Government provides to victims and survivors of Northern Ireland-related acts of terrorism in Great Britain; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been spent on what (a) media training and (b) social media training for (i) him and (ii) Ministers in his Department since May 2010.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Youth Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps the Government is taking to tackle youth unemployment in Northern Ireland.

    • Ict

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

  • Prime Minister

    • Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Prime Minister what progress has been made in the review of assistance to young unemployed people, led by Sir Jeremy Heywood; and if he will make a statement.

  • Scotland

    • Ict

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

  • Transport

    • A64

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what central funds are available for the maintenance of the A64; and if he will make a statement.

    • Carnforth Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect on services to Carnforth Station when High Speed 2 is completed.

      Ferries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vessels with valid licences to operate from the UK in the short sea passenger ferry sector are registered under (a) the UK flag or (b) Red...

      Ict

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

      Morecambe

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

      Roads: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which governmental body will make funds available for a feasibility study on developing a highway road tunnel under Morcambe Bay from Heysham M6 Link...

      Shipping: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vessels with valid licences to operate from the UK in the short sea freight sector are registered under (a) the UK flag or (b) Red Ensign...

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many new training roles for UK seafarers were created under the approved core training commitments submitted by company groups that qualified for...

  • Treasury

    • Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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...

    • Housing: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment has been made of the effect on the Scottish economy of house prices in Scotland.

      Housing: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the reasons for the differences in the level of change in house prices in Scotland compared to the rest of the UK in the...

      Infrastructure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Government has spent per capita on infrastructure in each region and constituent part of the UK in each of the last five years.

      Mapeley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when Mapeley STEPS Contractor Limited notified HM Revenue and Customs of the opportunity to generate income by the use of the Priority Court (Dover) site...

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when his Department received the business case for the meningococcal B vaccine; and when he expects to make a decision whether or not to approve the...

      Money Advice Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress the Money Advice Service has made on launching a price comparison website for short term loans.

      Morecambe

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate how much money his Department has spent in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency since May 2010.

      Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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.

      UK Trade With EU: Germany

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the number of jobs in Germany associated with trade with the UK.

  • Wales

    • Ministers: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many journeys Ministers of his Department have made using the Government Car Service; and how many such journeys were for the transportation of a red box.

    • Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much has been spent on what (a) media training and (b) social media training for (i) him and (ii) Ministers in his Department since May 2010.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Ministers: Official Cars

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

    • Pensioners: Means-tested Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of pensioners that would be lifted out of poverty if take-up of means-tested benefits was 100 per cent.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2014, Official Report, column 112W, on Schools: Asbestos, what system is in place to inspect schools under (a)...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households with children are claiming universal credit.

  • Education

    • 16-19 Bursary Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many young people who (a) had recently left local authority care, (b) were in receipt of income support or universal credit in their name,...

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many oral complaints have been made to her Department about academy brokers (a) in the last 12 months and (b) since 2010; (2) how many...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many academies are part of (a) a multi-academy trust, (b) a collaborative partnership and (c) an umbrella trust.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will take steps to ensure that children kinship carers are caring for are considered as children in need and prioritised accordingly.

      Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether any files on child abuse have been passed to her Department by (a) other parts of the Government or (b) hon. Members; and in what year such...

      Education: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much (a) revenue and (b) capital funding has been provided to each pupil in state (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in Brighton and Hove (A)...

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps her Department is taking to reduce regional variations in standards of education.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many payments she estimates will be taken up under the youth contract for 16 and 17 year olds; (2) how her Department will spend any...

      Free School Meals: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children in (a) Brighton and Hove and (b) Brighton, Kemptown constituency have received free school meals in each year since 2010.

      Free School Meals: Westmorland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many infant school children in Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency were eligible for free school meals during the 2010-11 school year.

      Free School Meals: Westmorland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many more infant school children in Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency will be eligible for free school meals as a result of the extension of...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which free schools are planned to open in September 2014; and how many students each such school plans to admit in September 2014.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many free schools that are planned to open in September 2014 are (a) temporarily and (b) permanently located in office buildings.

      Local Government Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 1July 2014, Official Report, columns 550-1W, on local government services: children, (1) in which meetings of the Social...

      Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will estimate how much money her Department has spent in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency since May 2010.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many officials in her Department, of each grade, have remained at that grade since 2010 but received a pay rise; and how much of a rise each such...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much and what proportion of her Department's budget was spent on activities which were contracted out in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d)...

      School Leaving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps she is taking to ensure that young people leave school with a good level of English and mathematics; and if she will make a statement.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of primary and secondary schools have had their Ofsted rating lowered since the last assessment in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b)...

      Teachers: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what changes to the numbers of teachers and teaching assistants there have been in (a) Westmorland and Lonsdale, (b) South Lakeland, (c) Cumbria and...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps she is taking to ensure that skilled mathematics and science graduates are attracted to careers in teaching; and if she will make a statement.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Boilers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to encourage the upgrading of (a) oil and (b) liquefied petroleum gas boilers in off-gas grid areas.

    • Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many awaydays his Department has held for officials in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date; and what the cost was of each such event.

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Ict

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority how many mobile telephones, BlackBerrys and laptops were lost by...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if her Department will review its decision in 2012 to end its involvement in the Bost Agri project; and if she will make an assessment...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2014, Official Report, column 181W, on Afghanistan, on what date in November 2013 her Department...

      Commonwealth

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

      Developing Countries: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding the Government is providing to the World Bank to prevent deforestation; over what period such funding will be...

      Developing Countries: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what her policy is on advising other countries on the use of private finance initiative-type financing models to low-income countries...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps her Department has made in providing humanitarian aid to the Kurdistan Regional Government in response to the influx...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what conditions her Department has imposed on the release of development aid for Iraq; and what arrangements she has made for oversight...

      Ministers: Official Cars

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

  • Cabinet Office

    • Children: Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the child cancer rate is in each English parliamentary constituency.

    • Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the number of copycat websites which charge fees for free Government services.

      Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many officials in his Department, of each grade, have remained at that grade since 2010 but received a pay rise; and how much of a rise each...

      Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how much and what proportion of (a) his Department's budget and (b) the budget of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minster was spent for activities...

      Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were dismissed from employment on incapacity grounds following diagnosis of a terminal health condition in each of the last five years.

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Credit Unions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in establishing a Military Credit Union.

    • BAE Systems

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much United Kingdom public funding BAE Systems has received in each of the last five financial years.

      Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the rollout of (1) basic broadband, (2) superfast broadband, and (3) mobile coverage, in rural areas; and what assessment they...

      Castes: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they consider to be the necessary preconditions for the implementation of section 9(5)(a) of the Equality Act 2010 as provided by section 97 of the...

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to further improve road safety for cyclists.

      Education: Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy regarding schools and colleges that wish to allow students to sit their examinations privately; and whether records of the numbers of...

      Falkland Islands Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the comment by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 1 July (HL Deb, col 1709) that he still held the opinion that the Franks inquiry on the Falklands War...

      Football: World Cup

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to FIFA regarding the allegations of corruption in the process of the award of the hosting of the FIFA World Cup. To ask...

      Government Departments: Postal Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all Government departments use Royal Mail for their postal deliveries, and if not, which use other providers. To ask Her Majesty’s Government...

      Magistrates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the diversity of the lay magistracy.

      Parades Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has had discussions with the Chair of the Northern Ireland Parades Commission since her appointment; and,...

      Parades: Belfast

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had, and when, with the government of the Republic of Ireland concerning parades by members of the Orange Order in Belfast this summer.

      Prisoners: Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the implementation of the Prison Service Instruction 30/2013, which prohibits prisoners from receiving parcels from relatives, whether any prisons...

      Prisoners: Sanitary Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a full range of sanitary products is provided to female prisoners, or whether they have to be purchased.

      Road Traffic Offences: Sentencing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to review the road traffic sentencing framework.

      Roads

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to introduce smart highways.

      Secure Colleges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether potential private sector providers were invited to submit bids on proposed secure colleges.

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