Written answers

Monday, 21 July 2014

  • Women and Equalities

    • Pay

      To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities how many officials employed by the Government Equalities Office, of each grade, have remained at that grade since 2010 but received a pay rise; and...

    • Procurement

      To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities how many contracts the Government Equalities Office (a) has let and (b) plan to let that are worth (i) between £1 million and £3 million...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what her Department's policy is on alcohol consumption on the premises (a) in general and (b) during parties in her Private Office.

    • Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment the Joint Ministerial Task Force on Banking and Access to Finance has made of the effect in Northern Ireland of UK-wide...

      Mass Media: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what subscriptions to (a) magazines and (b) television channels her Department funds.

      Pay

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

      Space Technology: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps her Department is taking to support the application of Northern Ireland to host the UK Space Conference in 2017.

      Training

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

  • Justice

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether courts link maintenance and contact with respect to children following the separation of the parents; and if he will make a statement.

    • Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what costs his Department incurred in relation to each stage of the judicial proceedings of the cases of (a) Christopher Huhne and (b) Vasiliki Pryce.

      Contact Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what restrictions are placed on fathers who visit their children in contact centres.

      Courts: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in how many cases involving adults and children jointly charged, the child co-defendants were tried together with the adults in (a) an adult...

      Courts: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in how many and what proportion of all offences resulting in a court-issued fine the maximum fine was handed down in the last five years.

      Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of times fathers have had access to their children restricted in each of the last five years for which figures...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Gold Suite openings there have been in each month since January 2010.

      Fines: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were given a term of imprisonment by each magistrates' court in Lancashire for non-payment of fines in each of the last five years.

      Food: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many businesses have been convicted under the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 in each magistrates' court in Lancashire in each of the last...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been made redundant by Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) in each year since the foundation of HMCTS; and what the...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many employment tribunals have taken place relating to under-payment of the minimum wage in (a) 2013-14 and (b) each of the previous five financial...

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many indeterminate sentence prisoners have spent time in open prisons in the year ending 31 March (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014; (2) what...

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the least amount of time spent in an open prison by a prisoner was before (a) absconding and (b) breaching prison regulations in each of the last...

      Pay

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

      Police: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many trials in each magistrates’ court in Lancashire cracked due to failure of police officers to attend court as witnesses between 1 January...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the certified normal accommodation and operational capacity is planned to be for each prison establishment on 29 August 2014.

      Prison Sentences: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of all sentences handed down at (a) Keighly Magistrates' Court and (b) Bradford Crown Court in each year since 2008 were...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans his Department has to publish revised prison population projections.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how old the oldest prison inmate in England and Wales is; (2) how many prison inmates are aged (a) between 60 and 65, (b) between 66 and 70, (c)...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment his Department has made of the likely effect on prison numbers of clause 25 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill.

      Prisoners' Release: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners convicted of terrorist-related offences have been released from prison each of the last five years.

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the total (a) population and (b) number of foreign nationals of each nationality was in each jail in London on 1 July (i) 2010, (ii) 2011,...

      Prisons: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 30 June 2014, Official Report, column 396W, on prisons: business, what criteria each prison has to meet to be considered to...

      Prisons: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the level of overcrowding was on the Prison Estate in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

      Procurement

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

      Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff have been seconded into his Department and its Executive agencies from (a) G4S, (b) Serco, (c) Capita, (d) Working Links, (e) A4E, (f)...

      Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff have been seconded from his Department and its Executive agencies into (a) G4S, (b) Serco, (c) Capita, (d) Working Links, (e) A4E, (f)...

      Taxation: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) first-tier and (b) upper-tier tax tribunal judges there were in 2013-14; for how many days (i) first-tier and (ii) upper-tier tax tribunal...

      Video Games: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that cyber criminals who steal online items in video games with a real-world monetary value...

  • Leader of the House

    • Amendments and New Clauses

      To ask the Leader of the House how many amendments to Government bills were not debated in the House due to a lack of time in each of the last 10 years.

    • Business Committee

      To ask the Leader of the House with reference to the commitment in the Coalition Agreement, when he plans to introduce a Parliamentary Business of the House Committee.

      Debates

      To ask the Leader of the House how many days were allocated to business not introduced by a Government Minister in each of the last 10 years.

      Elections

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will bring forward proposals to provide that the Leader of the House should be elected by the whole House, not appointed by the Prime Minister.

      Programme Motions

      To ask the Leader of the House how many programme motions were proposed in each year since the introduction of such motions; and how many such motions were agreed to.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people in each (a) constituency in England and Wales and (b) local authority area in Scotland were listed as aged 18 or over in (i) the 2011...

    • Children: Abuse

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) whether any files on child abuse have been passed to his Department by (a) other parts of the Government or (b) hon. Members; and in what year...

      Debates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office for what reason no Minister in his Department was able to represent his Department in the debate on the political independence of charities scheduled to...

      Government Digital Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2014, Official Report, column 291W, on Government Digital Service (1) whether all Government Digital Service staff...

      Land

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much land his Department has released for the purpose of building new homes since May 2010.

      Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations were abolished in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.

      Official Secrets Act 1989

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the Government's policy is on waiving the obligations of officials under the Official Secrets Acts when they (a) provide evidence to official...

      Older People: Harrogate

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people (a) of pensionable age and (b) over 80 years of age there are in Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what No. 10 Downing Street's policy is on responding to parliamentary questions where the subject file or letter is within the scope of the...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his Department's policy is on alcohol consumption on the premises (a) in general and (b) during parties in his Private Office.

    • Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of suppliers to his Department have been paid within the time specified on their invoice in each of the last...

      Business: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses located in Northern Ireland have contacted UK Export Finance to enquire about loans from the Direct Lending...

      Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many seismic events of (a) 0.0-0.5, (b) 0.5-1.0, (c) 1.0-1.5, (d) 1.5-2.0, (e) 2.0-2.5 and (f) 2.5-3.0 magnitude on the...

      Further Education and Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) men and (b) women who benefited from free early education were in training or further education in each of the last...

      Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much land his Department has released for the purpose of building new homes since May 2010.

      Mass Media: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what subscriptions to (a) magazines and (b) television channels his Department funds.

      Postal Services: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of direct delivery competition on Royal Mail and the sustainability of the universal...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 9 April 2014, Official Report, column 292W, on Royal Mail, how many staff of the Shareholder Executive...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the review by Lord Myners of the process of privatisation of Royal Mail will be published in full; and when this report...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what consideration he has given to lowering the tuition fee cap for students studying STEM subjects.

      Tickets: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what representations he has received from secondary ticketing websites about amendments tabled to the Consumer Rights Bill;...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills 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.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been spent on what (a) media training and (b) social media training for (i) him and (ii) Ministers in his Department...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many traineeships completed to date have lasted six weeks or less.

      UK Export Finance: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many export finance advisers are employed by UK Export Finance in Northern Ireland.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government is taking to improve the lives of Christian people in Afghanistan who face difficulties as a result of...

    • Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that West Nile virus is not introduced from the United States to Ascension Island.

      Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the value is of duplicate supplier payments identified by his Department since 2010; and what proportion of such payments...

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the commercial tuna-fishing licences sold by the British Indian Ocean Territory...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the importance of the sustainability of the British overseas territories.

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on refurbishing (a) gym and leisure facilities, (b) cafeterias and (c) interior decoration...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise with the Government of Burma reported threats that ethnic Rohingya identifying themselves as such in the census...

      Cayman Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the degree to which the Cayman Turtle Farm is a humane captive breeding facility.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the detention of Gao Zhisheng in China; and what steps he is taking to secure his release.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to his Chinese counterpart on the health and whereabouts of human rights’ lawyer Mr Gao...

      Diego Garcia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 15 July 2014, Official Report, column 643W, on Diego Garcia, if he will immediately publish the...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political stability of Egypt.

      EU Staff: British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on (a) the number of UK citizens employed by EU institutions and (b) the proportion of the...

      Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Japanese Government on introducing a ban on the practice of eating live sushi.

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he had with his Libyan counterparts about violence in Tripoli.

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Tripoli.

      Mass Media: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what subscriptions to (a) magazines and (b) television channels his Department funds; and what the annual cost is of each of...

      Ministers: Official Cars

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

      Montserrat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the timetable is for the Montserrat Conservation and Environmental Management Bill.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps the Government has taken to help the 223 girls kidnapped in North East Nigeria.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made on the delivery of the package of assistance pledged by the Prime Minister to the Nigerian...

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many diplomatic cars have been sold by his Department in each year since 2010; how much each car was sold for; and how much...

      Pitcairn Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to protect biodiversity on the Pitcairn Islands.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies (i) have let and (ii) plan to let...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to his Sri Lankan counterpart on their cooperation with the investigation by the Office...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Sri Lankan counterpart on steps to bring to justice people responsible for the recent...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effects of the religious conversion bill in Sri Lanka on the situation of religious...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to his Sri Lankan counterpart (a) on that country's duties to uphold human rights and (b) in...

      St Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the opening of the airport on St Helena does not lead to the development of...

      St Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department has received about allegations of child abuse and police corruption on St Helena since May 2010;...

      St Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information the Governor of St Helena has received about allegations of child abuse and police corruption in that territory...

      St Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to tackle offences of child abuse on St Helena.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many awaydays his Department has held for (a) senior and (b) other civil servants in (i) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date; and how...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on (a) media training and (b) social media training for (i) him and (ii) other Ministers in...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Ugandan Government and (b) his EU counterparts on the Anti-Homosexuality Act in...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's policy is on responding to parliamentary questions where the subject file or letter is within the scope of...

  • Public Accounts Commission

    • Pay

      To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission how many employees of the National Audit Office, broken down by grade, have remained at the same grade since 2010 and in that period received...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Local Government

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) which cities in Wales have been allocated money from the City Deals fund; (2) when the decision to extend City Deals funding beyond England was taken; (3)...

    • Northern Futures Board

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the criteria were for the choice of representation on the Northern Futures Board announced on 4 July 2014.

  • Defence

    • Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has plans to offer military support to countries in Africa facing Islamic extremism; and if he will make a statement.

    • Aircraft Carrier Alliance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate how much contract overruns in the Aircraft Carrier Alliance have cost the public purse to date.

      Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's policy is on alcohol consumption (a) in general on the premises and (b) during parties in his Private Office.

      Armed Forces: Royal Household

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel have been attached to the Royal Household in each year since 2010; and what the cost of such attachments has been.

      Army Medal Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what type of medals have been issued by the Medal Office in each year since 2010; and what the annual cost of such medals has been.

      Defence Equipment and Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) males and (b) females have applied for the DE&S apprenticeship in each year since 2010; and what proportion of such applications have...

      Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many dogs owned by his Department were subject to euthanasia in (a) 2012-13 and (b) 2013-14; and what the reason was for euthanasia in each case.

      Earl Clanwilliam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have met Lord Clanwilliam in the last three years.

      Economic Policy: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department has taken to support the implementation of the Build a Prosperous and United Community agreement between the Government and the...

      Horses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many horses owned by his Department were subject to euthanasia in (a) 2012-13 and 2013-14; and what the reason was for euthanasia in each case.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many fires have occurred onboard each variant of Joint Strike Fighter aircraft; and what the cause was of each fire.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the RAF's Joint Strike Fighter 35-Bs have all been grounded following an on-board fire on another Joint Strike Fighter; when the grounded...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what restrictions are in place in relation to the operation of Lightning II aircraft in or near lightning.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the Lightning II's Onboard Inert Gas Generation System to be certified.

      Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much land his Department has released for the purpose of building new homes since May 2010.

      Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what Ministry of Defence equipment of what value was recorded as lost or stolen in 2013-14.

      Merlin Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many additional Merlin helicopters will be upgraded from Mk1 standard to Mk2; and what the total cost of each upgrade will be.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2014, Official Report, column 142, on military aircraft, what the main capabilities are which any future military...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether a maritime patrol aircraft capability will be available for carrier taskforce protection duties by the time that HMS Queen Elizabeth joins the...

      Military Aircraft: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when Military Aviation Authority Regulatory Article 1210 replaced Ministry of Defence Business Procedure 1201 with regards to air safety.

      Morecambe

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

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what reports he has received of damage caused by Royal Navy personnel on shore-leave during courtesy visits to foreign ports in the last three years; and...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of the funding allocated in the Defence and Equipment Plan 2013 for the procurement of new equipment will be spent on the successor nuclear...

      Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on (a) entertainment and (b) the purchase of alcohol in (i) 2012-13 and (ii) 2013-14; and what estimate he has made of such...

      Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on ministerial portrait photographs in each year since 2010.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies (i) have let and (ii) plan to let that are worth (A)...

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on recruitment advertising (a) on television and (b) on printed materials in 2013-14.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to publish the Annual Report on Reserve Forces as submitted by the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Government officials were members of the Reserve Forces in each year since 2010; and how many such officials have joined the Reserve Forces...

      Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the cost of restructuring the shipbuilding agreement with BAE Systems.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many away days his Department has held for its officials in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014; and what the cost of each such event has been.

      Training

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

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what professional courses officials in his Department have attended since 2010; and how many officials have attended each course.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the cost to the public purse of the removal of Trident from Scotland.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the annual cost to the public purse is of retaining and basing the nuclear deterrent at Faslane and Coulport.

      Trident Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department will spend on the D-5 missile life extension programme in each of the next five years.

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will bring forward legislative proposals to support former armed services' personnel to readjust to civilian life by providing (a) low cost...

      Warships: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on where naval vessels should be constructed after 2014.

  • 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 the names are of the candidates who have been short-listed for consideration...

  • International Development

    • Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she is taking to reduce the cost of sending remittances to Africa.

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what reports she has received of an increase in death rates in camps for the Rohingya following the expulsion of MSF and other agencies...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will support proposals to amend the goal on education to provide free, equitable and inclusive quality education and life-long...

      Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will take steps to ensure that particular attention to the most marginalised and people in vulnerable situations is specifically...

      Green Climate Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) when the Government plans to announce the UK's contribution to the Green Climate Fund; and whether that contribution will be,...

      Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much land her Department has released for the purpose of building new homes since May 2010.

      Mass Media: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what subscriptions to (a) magazines and (b) television channels her Department funds.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what reports she has received on projects in Gaza funded by (a) her Department and (b) the EU which have been damaged or destroyed by...

      Overseas Aid: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many times her Department has referred cases of suspected bribery, fraud or money laundering concerning UK aid money to (a) the...

      Overseas Aid: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will place in the Library any correspondence her Department has received from the Serious Fraud Office on what steps it is...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many officials employed by her Department, of each grade, have remained at that grade since 2010 but received a pay rise; and how...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many contracts (a) her Department and (b) its non-departmental public body (i) have let and (ii) plan to let that are worth (A)...

      Remittances

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government has taken to meet the commitment made by the G20 heads of state in the final declaration of the Cannes Summit...

      Training

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

  • Scotland

    • Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the value is of duplicate supplier payments identified by his Department since 2010; and what proportion of such payments have since been recovered...

    • Buildings

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

      Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much land his Department has released for the purpose of building new homes since May 2010.

      Mass Media: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what subscriptions to (a) magazines and (b) television channels his Department funds.

      Pay

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

      Procurement

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

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department paid to (a) G4S, (b) Serco, (c) Sodexo, (d) GEOAmey, (e) Capita, (f) Atos, (g) Mitie, (h) Working Links, (i) A4E, (j) MTC Amey,...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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

    • Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department's policy is on alcohol consumption on the premises (a) in general and (b) during parties in his Private Office.

    • Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the value is of duplicate supplier payments identified by his Department since 2010; and what proportion of such payments have since been...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of disability living allowance (DLA) have failed to make a claim for personal independence payment within the 28-day claim...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost is of initiating payment of employment and support allowance (ESA) at the assessment rate; what the annual cost is of maintaining...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Youth Contract wage incentive payments made since April 2012 have related to work activity of (a) over 30 hours' duration and (b)...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people for whom Youth Contract wage incentives have been paid since April 2012 have been (a) male, (b) female, (c) disabled and (d)...

      Flexible Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobseekers were supported through the Flexible Support Fund in 2013; and what proportion of such were (a) men, (b) under 25 years old...

      Housing Benefit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much in housing benefit has been paid to private sector landlords in London in each year since 2010.

      Housing Benefit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total expenditure on housing benefit in London was in each year since 2010.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Jobcentre Plus workclub schemes are in operation; and how many such clubs were established in each year since 2010.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims for jobseeker’s allowance made by (a) men and (b) women in the first quarter of 2014 were made within six months of a...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost is of processing a new claim for jobseekers’ allowance; what the cost is of a jobseekers' allowance interview; and what the...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many officials employed by his Department, of each grade, have remained at that grade since 2010 but received a pay rise; and how much of a...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of personal independence payments have received payments in arrears following a suspension totalling (a) £0-1,000, (b)...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department paid to (a) G4S, (b) Serco, (c) Sodexo, (d) GEOAmey, (e) Capita, (f) Atos, (g) Mitie, (h) Working Links, (i) A4E, (j)...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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.

      Unemployed People: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what current programmes and pilots his Department has in place to improve the mental health of unemployed people; and what the results have...

      Unemployed People: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will introduce a pilot project to investigate the potential to improve employability of unemployed people through mindfulness interventions.

      Unemployed People: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of people out of work suffer from (a) mental health disorder and (b) depression; and what proportion of them have been treated...

      Unemployment: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the reasons for trends in long-term unemployment among people over 50.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information is required by his Department to allow the payment of universal credit into a credit union account; and if he will make a...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what arrangements are in place to allow for the payment of universal credit to those without a bank or building society account; and if he will...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what arrangements are in place to allow people who do not have access to a computer or the internet to claim universal credit; and if he will...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claiming universal credit since April 2013 have been referred to the Work programme.

      Work Capability Assessment: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in West Lancashire constituency have waited more than nine months to receive a work capability assessment interview in the last...

      Work Programme: Ayr

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people from Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock constituency have secured employment through the Work Programme in each of the last 12 months.

  • Attorney-General

    • Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Attorney-General what the Law Officers' Departments' policy is on alcohol consumption on the premises (a) in general and (b) during parties in his Private Office.

    • Animal Welfare: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions the Crown Prosecution Service has carried out for (a) dog-fighting and (b) badger persecution in each of the last five financial years.

      Children: Abuse

      To ask the Attorney-General how many local authorities have adopted the new Crown Prosecution Service model disclosure protocol for cases of child abuse.

      Court Orders

      To ask the Attorney-General how many wasted cost orders were made (a) in favour and (b) against the Crown Prosecution Service in (i) 2013-14 and (ii) each of the previous three financial years.

      CPS Direct

      To ask the Attorney-General how many and what proportion of charging decisions made by the Crown Prosecution Service in 2013-14 and each of the previous five financial years were made by CPS Direct.

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Attorney-General in what proportion of criminal cases of each type of offence charging decisions were made by the police in each of the last five years.

      Fraud

      To ask the Attorney-General on how many occasions in 2013-14 the Serious Fraud Office either referred or recommended that a complainant refer a case of alleged fraud, bribery or money-laundering...

      Land

      To ask the Attorney-General how much land the Law Officers' Departments have released for the purpose of building new homes since May 2010.

      Mass Media: Subscriptions

      To ask the Attorney-General what subscriptions to (a) magazines and (b) television channels the Law Officers' Departments fund.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General what proportion of Crown Prosecution Service cases in the magistrates courts were prosecuted by (a) Crown prosecutors and (b) paralegals in each of the last five years.

      Prostitution: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General in how many Crown Prosecution Service prosecutions of prostitution offences in 2013-14 the accused was an (a) alleged prostitute, (b) alleged pimp or brothel-keeper...

      Sick Leave

      To ask the Attorney-General what the average number of sick days per staff member was at the (a) Crown Prosecution Service and (b) Serious Fraud Office in 2013-14 and each of the five preceding years.

      Training

      To ask the Attorney-General how many awaydays the Law Officers' Departments have held for officials in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date; and what the cost was of each such event.

  • Wales

    • Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what his Department's policy is on alcohol consumption on the premises (a) in general and (b) during parties in his Private Office.

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will estimate the annual cost to his Department of (a) stationery and (b) postage incurred when sending a ministerial reply to hon. Members; and if...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many officials employed by 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 Secretary of State for Wales how much his Department paid to (a) G4S, (b) Serco, (c) Sodexo, (d) GEOAmey, (e) Capita, (f) Atos, (g) Mitie, (h) Working Links, (i) A4E, (j) MTC Amey, (k)...

  • Education

    • Vocational Education: Employers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps she has taken to involve employers in devising vocational education; and if she will make a statement.

    • Revised Funding Formula: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what her proposals are for the adoption of a revised funding formula for schools.

      Attainment Gap

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress her Department has made on closing the attainment gap between pupils receiving free school meals and others; and if she will make a statement.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many academy brokers there are; and how much her Department has spent on academy brokers in the last financial year.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what checks the Education Funding Agency makes on the quality of auditors and others taking professional fees for services provided to academies.

      Academies and Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what guidance her Department has issued to free schools on the role of teaching assistants and school support staff; (2) what guidance her...

      Academies: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 23 June 2014, Official Report, column 75W, on academies: land, what (a) amount of public investment and degree of...

      Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what her Department's policy is on alcohol consumption on the premises (a) in general and (b) during parties in his Private Office.

      Buildings

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

      Business: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment she has made of the potential value of the Careers Lab programme and the recommendations of its recent report, Inspiring the Next...

      Citizenship: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will take steps to ensure that schools teach pupils the importance of participating within the democratic process.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will estimate the annual cost to her Department of (a) stationery and (b) postage incurred when sending a ministerial reply to hon. Members; and...

      Creationism and Evolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the answer of 10 April 2014, Official Report, column 555W, on creationism, what mechanisms her Department has put in place to ensure...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the responsibilities will be of the Minister of State in her Department, the hon. Member for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton.

      Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many 16 to 19 year olds who have not achieved English and mathematics to level two are not continuing to study these subjects.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what target she has set for the number of 16 to 17-year-olds to (a) enrol on the Youth Contract programme, (b) be re-engaged into a positive outcome...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much has been paid to each provider of the Youth Contract for 16 to 17 year olds since September 2012.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many free schools have been approved by her Department which do not have identified sites; and in which local authority area each such school...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 15 July 2014, Official Report, column 636W, on free schools, what assessment she has made of the feasibility of changes to...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of applications her Department has received for free schools in districts experiencing a high or severe need for extra...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will publish a list of all free schools that are planned to open in September 2014 that still have places available before they reach their...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which free school projects pre-approved to open in September 2014 have since been (a) cancelled or withdrawn and (b) delayed; and what the pre-opening...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the size is of the (a) external and (b) internal play area on the (i) temporary and (ii) permanent site of each free school that is (A) open and...

      Haberdashers' Aske's Federation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what recent discussions her Department has had with (a) the Haberdashers' Aske's Federation Trust and (b) that Trust's auditors on possible fraud...

      Headteachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the turnover of head teachers has been in state-funded schools in each year since 2010.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps her Department is taking to promote alternatives to university to young people.

      Igcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether IGCSE qualifications will be included in 14 to 16 school performance tables after 2016.

      Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much land her Department has released for the purpose of building new homes since May 2010.

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much her Department has spent on legal costs on appealing decision notices served by the Information Commissioner since 2010.

      Mass Media: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what subscriptions to (a) magazines and (b) television channels her Department funds.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many contracts (a) her Department and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies (i) have let and (ii) plan to let that are worth (A)...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much her Department paid to (a) G4S, (b) Serco, (c) Sodexo, (d) GEOAmey, (e) Capita, (f) Atos, (g) Mitie, (h) Working Links, (i) A4E, (j) MTC Amey,...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding Crawley constituency will receive through the pupil premium in the financial year 2014-15.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether it is in the remit of Ofsted to investigate pupils’ safety from asbestos in school buildings when it inspects schools; and if she will...

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance (a) her Department and (b) Ofsted provides to Ofsted inspectors about the monitoring of school engagement with Prevent.

      Studio Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many studio colleges that have fallen behind or failed to meet their student recruitment numbers have been given an extension of time to make...

      Training

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

      Training

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

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average duration is of all completed traineeships to date.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many 16 to 19-year-olds are not undertaking a study programme.

      University Academy Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what steps her Department has taken to engage with parents and staff at the University Academy, Liverpool, in relation to improving standards;...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what her Department's policy is on responding to parliamentary questions where the subject file or letter is within the scope of the Official Secrets...

  • Treasury

    • Consumers: Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many consumer credit firms and peer-to-peer platforms located outside the UK, but within the European Economic Area and which lend money online to UK...

    • Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of his Department's consumption in kWh of (a) gas and (b) electricity in each month since June 2010; and what the cost of such...

      Intelligence Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) with reference to the answer of 24 November 1993, Official Report, column 52W, on security services, how much expenditure by the security and...

      Land

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much land his Department has released for the purpose of building new homes since May 2010.

      Mapeley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when HM Revenue and Customs last audited the (a) compliance and (b) performance of Mapeley STEPS Contractor Limited in respect of the Five Year Plan...

      Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials employed by 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer how many contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies (i) have let and (ii) plan to let that are worth (A) between...

      Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department paid to (a) G4S, (b) Serco, (c) Sodexo, (d) GEOAmey, (e) Capita, (f) Atos, (g) Mitie, (h) Working Links, (i) A4E, (j) MTC Amey, (k)...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the HM Revenue and Customs leases for Abbey House and Parkside Court in Telford are up for renewal; whether Matheson House in Telford is part of the HM...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many external contractors and consultants were employed in each business area in HM Revenue and Customs at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total cost was of employing external contractors and consultants on HM Revenue and Customs-related work in 2013-14.

      Taxation: Domicile

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the amount of tax revenue foregone as a result of people who are UK resident, but not domiciled for tax purposes, not paying...

      Taxation: Switzerland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what extra revenue HM Revenue and Customs has received since entry into force of the UK-Swiss Confederation Taxation Co-operation Agreement; and what...

      Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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.

      Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of whether there have been any benefits to the internal work of HM Revenue and Customs of the release of data about VAT...

  • Home Department

    • Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons are for the detention of each woman who has sought asylum have been in the last three years, as set out in form IS91R.

    • Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what residential facilities are available in Northern Ireland for asylum applicants; and when those facilities were last inspected.

      Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what facilities are available for unaccompanied children applying for asylum in Northern Ireland.

      Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for asylum were received in Northern Ireland in each year since 2010.

      Asylum: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures are in place to offer safe passage to the UK for those seeking refuge from institutionalised religious persecution across the world.

      Buildings

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

      Business: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to deter and punish the perpetrators of cybercrime attacks on UK businesses.

      Business: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to deter and punish the perpetrators of cybercrime attacking UK businesses from abroad.

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance her Department issues to the police to ensure that riots are stopped as quickly as possible.

      Deportation and Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has taken to ensure that people deported or extradited from the UK and who pose a threat to national security are unable to...

      HM Passport Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were employed by HM Passport Office on (a) 1 January, (b) 1 February, (c) 1 March, (d) 1 April, (e) 1 May and (f) 1 June 2014.

      Hughes Chang

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has taken fully to comply with the High Court judgment in the Hughes Chang case.

      Human Trafficking: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training her Department provides to immigration officials in Northern Ireland to identify victims of human trafficking.

      Immigrants: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many litigation cases around age assessments of unaccompanied migrant children there were in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13; and what the...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many e-gates are now in operation at (a) UK ports and (b) Manchester Airport; what proportion of such passengers are using e-gates; and...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on immigration security at UK airports in 2013.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will take steps to ensure that staff of her Department alleviate distress suffered by families who are subject to questioning at...

      Immigration: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will review the availability of language test centres in Ukraine in response to the current security situation in parts of that country.

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she discussed the extradition proceedings of Raymond Varley on her recent trip to India; and if she will continue to monitor the case.

      Marriage Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to allow the mothers of brides and grooms to be named on marriage certificates.

      Marriage of Convenience

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to implement the recommendations of the Independent Chief Inspector's report on the Rights of European Citizens and their...

      National Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the performance of the National Crime Agency; and what discussions officials in her Department have...

      Pay

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

      Police Custody: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many 17 year olds were held in police custody in each of the last five years.

      Police: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the amount of police time spent in accident and emergency departments accompanying people with mental illness.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts (a) her Department and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies (i) have let and (ii) plan to let that are...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to monitor UK citizens suspected to be travelling, or are found to have travelled, to the Middle East to...

      Slavery: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to tackle the use of slaves on (a) commercial vessels fishing within the UK Exclusive Economic Zone and...

      Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will estimate the annual cost to her Department of (a) stationery and (b) postage incurred when sending a ministerial reply to hon....

      UK Visas and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the hon. Member for Ilford South will receive a reply from the Director General, UK Visas and Immigration to the urgent representations...

      UK Visas and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance she has issued to UK Visas and Immigration Directorate on responding to hon. Members' representations on visit visa cases.

      UK Visas and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons hon. Members' recent representations to the Director General, UK Visas and Immigration were not referred to the post for a...

      Video Games: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance her Department provides to the police and the Crown Prosecution Service to encourage them to treat cyber crime involving theft...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her Department's policy is on responding to parliamentary questions where the subject file or letter is within the scope of the Official...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 21 October 2013, Official Report, column 65W, on young offenders, if she will bring forward legislative...

  • Transport

    • Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department's policy is on alcohol consumption on the premises (a) in general and (b) during parties in his Private Office.

    • Aviation: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Regional Air Connectivity Fund has been used to support air links to and from Northern Ireland since that fund was created.

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether guidance issued to local authorities on the Blue Badge scheme is mandatory; and if he will make a statement.

      Buildings

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

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much of the estimated income included in the business case for phase 1 of High Speed 2 comes from Birmingham to London commuters.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the net economic effect of High Speed 2 for the North-West.

      Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much land his Department has released for the purpose of building new homes since May 2010.

      Mass Media: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what subscriptions to (a) magazines and (b) television channels his Department funds.

      Pay

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

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies (i) have let and (ii) plan to let that are worth (A)...

      Railways: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of options for increasing service frequencies on the Nottingham-Lincoln line; and what the revenue subsidy and capital cost...

      Railways: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if his Department will reopen closed railway lines to improve (a) rail capacity between London and the south coast and (b) rail connectivity between...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many train operating companies (TOCs) missed their annual punctuality targets in each year of Control Period 4, 2009-14; and whether the Office of...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on which occasions train operating companies have been fined by (a) his Department and (b) the Office of Rail Regulation for (i) missing punctuality...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many of the existing franchise agreements between his Department and train operating companies contain punctuality targets for timetabled passenger...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria are used to establish whether delays over five minutes to a scheduled commuter train service in (a) London and (b) the South East were...

      Railways: Wi-Fi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish a breakdown of the £90 million cost of train wifi by (a) funding source and (b) proposed spend by train operator.

      South West Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the punctuality score of South West Trains was in each month between 1 January 2009 and 2014 to date; and what the (a) national average and (b)...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to tackle anti-Semitic attacks (a) in Greater Manchester and (b) across the UK.

    • Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average response time was for a first appliance to a fire incident in England in a (a) dwelling and (b) non-dwelling in...

      Fire Services: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2014, Official Report, column 311, on the firefighters' dispute, what his proposals are to...

      Fire Services: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the terms are of the firefighter pensions offer agreed by the Northern Ireland Executive; (2) what assessment he has...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons the actuarial reduction for a firefighter who retires earlier than normal pension age under the proposed new...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether a formal valuation of the existing firefighters' pensions schemes has been carried out since the Government Actuary's...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Government Actuary's Department has considered what accrual rate for the proposed 2015 firefighters' pension scheme...

      Fire Services: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has tasked the National Board with setting guidelines on making decisions on ill-health retirement for firefighters.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to promote off-site methods of house building construction.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to publish his Department's review of the New Homes Bonus.

      Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much land his Department has released for the purpose of building new homes since May 2010.

      Mass Media: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what subscriptions to (a) magazines and (b) television channels his Department funds.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to publish his Department’s response to the Review of Property Conditions in the Private Rented Sector and...

      Ramadan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many Iftari events he is attending during Ramadan.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions have taken place on the future of sites in Telford as part of the Building for the Future programme.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent on what (a) media training and (b) social media training for (i) him and (ii) Ministers in his...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his Department's policy is on alcohol consumption on the premises (a) in general and (b) during parties in his Private Office.

    • Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport When he expects the mobile infrastructure project to be completed.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) masts are operational and (b) premises receive a mobile signal as a result of the Mobile Infrastructure Project.

      Mobile Phones: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many masts will be erected in Cambridgeshire as part of the Mobile Infrastructure Project.

      Mobile Phones: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of how many premises in Cambridgeshire will benefit from the Mobile Infrastructure Project.

      Mobile Phones: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many masts are operational in Cambridgeshire as a result of the Mobile Infrastructure Project.

      Mobile Phones: Herefordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2014, Official Report, column 15W, on mobile telephones: Herefordshire, whether officials of his...

      National Lottery: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will estimate the total amount of money awarded to good causes by the National Lottery in (a) Harrogate and Knaresborough...

      National Lottery: Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the National Lottery about extending funding to the video games industry.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many households in Northern Ireland held a black and white television licence in January (a) 2009 and (b) 2014.

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether he has had discussions with Pan European Game Information on its pricing structure and effect on the UK video games industry.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the monthly electricity demand deriving from air conditioning in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) England,...

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the total cost of purchasing and installing smart meters in homes; and how it is intended that...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change who is responsible for the cost of repairing or replacing smart meters which develop faults (a) less than 12 months and (b) more than...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what sanctions suppliers will face if their smart prepayment meters are not ready by the deadline.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the highest amount is that suppliers can charge an individual customer to recover the cost of installing a smart meter.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether smart meters will be connected to the internet; and what steps have been taken to ensure that they cannot be hacked into.

      Energy: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether charity and community organisations in Northern Ireland can apply for grants to the Big Energy Saving Network.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much carbon dioxide is saved per pound of CfD strike price offered for (a) advanced conversion technologies, (b) anaerobic...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent steps he has taken to make switching energy supplier quicker.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the total cost to consumers over the next 25 years of contract for difference and renewables obligation...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of energy costs paid by the consumer will be attributable to the capacity market in each year between 2016 and 2026.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of National Audit Office analysis indicating that £29 million will be available for Contracts for...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the volume of water required in shale gas extraction for (a) a single hydraulic fracture and (b) over the...

      Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on what dates he has met representatives from (a) Cuadrilla, (b) Dart Energy, (c) iGas, (d) Europa Oil and Gas, (e) Greenpeace, (f)...

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the total amount of gas consumed in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in each...

      Natural Gas: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the quantity of gas imported to the UK through the (a) Bacton-Zeebrugge pipeline and (b) the St...

      Natural Gas: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assistance the Government is offering rural communities to connect to mains gas supplies where no such infrastructure currently exists.

      Natural Gas: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the amount of gas transferred from (a) Scotland to England and (b) England to Scotland through onshore...

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of total gas storage capacity in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland; and how much...

      Office for Nuclear Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) safety and (b) security events were reported to him by the Office for Nuclear Regulation in each 12 month period since May...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many officials employed by his Department, of each grade, have remained at that grade since 2010 but received a pay rise; and how...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when his Department will next review the 2.4-4GWp range for large-scale deployment of solar PV to 2020-21 indicated in the Electricity...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department's policy is on alcohol consumption on the premises (a) in general and (b) during parties in her Private...

    • Antibiotics: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will bring forward legislative proposals to restrict the use of antibiotics on farms to the treatment of sick animals.

      Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the value is of duplicate supplier payments identified by her Department since 2010; and what proportion of such...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effects of the CAP reforms on farmers.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will estimate the annual cost to her Department of (a) stationery and (b) postage incurred when sending a ministerial...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has any plans to increase the number of replies within her Department’s working day standard; and if she...

      Grasslands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the proportion of (a) limestone grasslands, (b) marshy grasslands, (c) acid grasslands, (d)...

      Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much land her Department has released for the purpose of building new homes since May 2010.

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the success of steps taken to meet the 2013 and 2020 EU landfill directive.

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many sites in England are designated as local wildlife sites and contain neutral grassland; how many sites in...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many officials employed by her Department, of each grade, have remained at that grade since 2010 but received a pay rise;...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department paid to (a) G4S, (b) Serco, (c) Sodexo, (d) GEOAmey, (e) Capita, (f) Atos, (g) Mitie, (h) Working...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to simplify existing environmental, marine and agricultural regulations.

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women who underwent an abortion in 2013 had previously had an ectopic pregnancy.

    • Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department’s policy is on alcohol consumption on the premises (a) in general and (b) during parties in his Private Office.

      Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to put in place a media campaign to educate the public about alternatives to antibiotics.

      Babies: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on neonatal heel prick tests in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013.

      Babies: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for which diseases the NHS screens by using the neonatal heel prick test for newborn babies.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which health trusts in England provide breast cancer patients with a clinical nurse specialist.

      Buildings

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

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the British Medical Association and cancer groups on studies of the potential effects of aspirin on cancer.

      Cancer: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research (a) his Department and (b) NHS England is undertaking into comparative cancer survival rates for older people in the UK and other European...

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Care Quality Commission look at (a) current and (b) historic patient files and consent forms.

      Children: Abuse

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

      Consent to Medical Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether patients and their families are entitled to receive copies of consent forms they have signed.

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average time taken is in each health authority from a person being referred for a NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment to the eligibility...

      Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy that internal defibrillators be available on the NHS.

      Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of people who are (a) unemployed and (b) in work who have been diagnosed with depression have been treated with (i) anti-depressants and...

      Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the number of doctors against whom allegations of abuse made by patients have been in each year since 2010.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of (a) eating disorder beds and (b) eating disorder services have been delivered by the private sector in each year since 2010.

      Eculizumab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has made in its appraisal of Eculizumab.

      Food: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps in co-operation with major retailers to prevent unhealthy food being marketed more favourably than healthier foods.

      Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will make it his policy to facilitate the establishment of a gender identity clinic in Brighton and Hove; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      General Dental Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the findings of the Professional Standards Authority's Annual Performance Review of regulators relating to the General...

      Gynaecology: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy that the operation to remove fibroids by MR Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) be available on the NHS.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when NHS England will conclude its review of specialised service commissioning; (2) whether applications for specialised services which have...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who NHS England will consult as part of the review by the specialised commissioning task force; and whether (a) patients and (b) the public will have the...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many clinical commissioning policies NHS England has published since April 2014; and how many such policies are pending; (2) how many clinical...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what role NHS England plays in the development of advice given by the Prescribed Specialised Services Advisory Group to Ministers on which specialised...

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to co-ordinate with the devolved Administrations to plan for the effects of an ageing population.

      Health: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which organisations were approached by his Department to join the Responsibility Deal; which such organisations rejected joining the Deal; and what the...

      Homeopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent meetings Ministers his Department have held with (a) representatives of manufacturers of homeopathic medicines and (b) organisations...

      Homeopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the Chief Medical Officer on the efficacy of homeopathy.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost per night is of a bed in (a) an intensive therapy unit or high dependency unit, (b) a district general hospital, (c) a spinal cord...

      Hospitals: Wi-fi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to increase and improve the availability of (a) free and (b) chargeable wi-fi access for patients in NHS hospitals; and how...

      Human Embryo Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health to what use materials were put under research licence R0152 according to each of the research data sheets submitted to the Human Fertilisation and...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many eggs are required before the research to enable (a) pro-nuclear transfer and (b) maternal spindle transfer is considered safe for treatment...

      Infant Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has an infant feeding coordinator.

      Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much land his Department has released for the purpose of building new homes since May 2010.

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on legal fees since May 2010.

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on research into idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in each of the last three years.

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to reduce deaths from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; (2) what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that...

      Mass Media: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what subscriptions to (a) magazines and (b) television channels his Department funds.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of the highly specialised technologies process on appraisal of new drugs and treatments by the National...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress he has made in implementation of the Coalition Programme to ensure that all patients can access the drugs and treatments their doctors think...

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the written statement of 22 November 2014, Official Report, column 65WS, on the Medical Innovation (No. 2) Bill, when he plans to bring...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the right hon. Member for Chelmsford can expect a response from the chief executive of NHS England to his letter of 30 May 2014 on his constituent Mr...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many training places for mental health talking therapists were (a) commissioned and (b) filled in each of the last five years as part of the Improving...

      Mental Health Services: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many Lancashire residents were admitted to a mental health unit that was not their nearest facility in urgent or emergency situations because of a...

      Mental Illness: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to support NHS bodies in assisting the families of those killed by people suffering from mental illness; (2)...

      National Breastfeeding Week

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department allocated to national breastfeeding week in each year since 2010.

      NHS England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with NHS England on the (a) prioritisation of NHS funding and (b) that body's policy with regards to its consultation...

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and which private sector companies awarded NHS contracts have subcontracted work from NHS hospitals and surgeries to prisons in England; and...

      NHS: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many claims of sexual abuse within the NHS were made to the NHS Litigation Authority in each year since 2010.

      Pay

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

      Postnatal Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what training health visitors receive to (a) detect, (b) refer and (c) support women with Postnatal Depression.

      Pregnant Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his assessment is of the trial publication online of the red book for expectant mothers.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies (i) have let and (ii) plan to let that are worth (A) between...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department paid to (a) G4S, (b) Serco, (c) Sodexo, (d) GEOAmey, (e) Capita, (f) Atos, (g) Mitie, (h) Working Links, (i) A4E, (j) MTC Amey,...

      Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) his Department, (b) NHS England and (c) Public Health England spent on opinion polling and focus groups in 2013-14.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many individual funding requests per indication were received by NHS England for radiotherapy treatment in the last financial year; and how many...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will request NHS England to authorise the use of Gamma Knife for NHS patients at University College Hospital London; (2) for what reasons NHS...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which senior medical and administrative staff responsible for the operation of the Gamma Knife Centre at St Bartholomew's Hospital Trust are...

      Respiratory System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the recommendations of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Respiratory Health's report on respiratory deaths; and if he...

      Social Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many adults with (a) autism and (b) learning disabilities accessed care and support under the Fair Access to Care Standards eligibility criteria in...

      Spinal Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many beds in each UK spinal cord injury centre have been ring fenced for the treatment of spinal cord injured readmissions or outpatients in...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2014, Official Report, column 712W, on universal credit, how many claimants will be able to access free prescriptions,...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2014, Official Report, column 668W, on universal credit, what definition he uses for lowest earning families; and what...

      Wheelchairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on wheelchairs and wheelchair vouchers by each clinical commissioning group in each of the last four years.

      World Health Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what proportion of the World Health Organisation budget was contributed by the Government in the most recent year for which figures are available;...

      World Health Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what formula determines the proportion of the World Health Organisation annual budget that should be contributed by each member state government; and when...

      World Health Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what audit has taken place in each of the last five financial years of the extent to which the uses to which the UK contribution to the World Health...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's policy is on responding to parliamentary questions where the subject file or letter is within the scope of the Official Secrets Act 1989.

  • House of Lords

    • Alzheimer’s Disease

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many deaths in the United Kingdom were attributed to Alzheimer’s disease in 1970, 1982 and 2013.

    • Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, what assessment they have made of historical cases of rape being used as a...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many child asylum applicants with initial refusals have cases which are pending following appeal; and how many such applicants have been successful on...

      Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to help the Beachy Head Chaplaincy team to continue its work in preventing suicides on the cliffs; and in particular whether they...

      Better Care Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total amount of Better Care Fund money which has been allocated to housing over the next two years by each of the localities that have submitted...

      Birds: Malta

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Malta about the enforcement of the bans on the hunting and shooting of migratory birds.

      Brunei

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of the proposed Sharia penal code on human rights, women's rights and religious freedoms in Brunei.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any discussions were held at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict concerning the situation in Burma.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to incorporate discussion of torture, sexual violence and other war crimes and crimes against humanity and other human rights...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to persuade the government of Burma to sign the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; and what is their assessment...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports of sexual violence in conflict in Burma.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that Burmese army officers from 88 Division have arrested and tortured the following villagers: Ta Agok, Kun Aik...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the government of Burma’s record of compliance with the agreement of the United Nations to end the use and...

      Cabinet Office: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the UK Independence Party's Secretary can expect a response to his letter to the Director General of the Propriety and Ethics Team in the Cabinet Office.

      Children: Bereavement Counselling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they issue to commissioners of Children's Services to ensure the availability of bereavement counselling to children and young people. To ask...

      Committee of Permanent Representatives

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the duties and powers of the European Union's Committee of Permanent Representatives.

      Common Purpose

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many serving officers in the armed forces have attended Common Purpose courses during each year since 2010; and at what total cost for each year.

      Community Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was spent by commissioners on community health services in 2012–13; what percentage of that sum was spent on care provided by independent...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend at any point to send a Minister to observe Armistice Day at the British Cyprus Memorial in Kyrenia; and if not, why not.

      Diego Garcia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 2 July (WA 275), whether it is the case that no flights of any kind with any detainee on board have...

      Diplomatic Service: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they currently pay for the children of ambassadors and embassy staff to attend international schools.

      Disabled Facilities Grants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total amount of Disabilities Facilities Grant money that has been awarded to households (1) in each of the past three years, and (2) by each...

      Domestic Violence: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in relation to the introduction of Clare's law in Northern Ireland in line with the situation in England and Wales.

      Education: Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of (1) the number, and (2) the proportion, of pupils in state-funded schools in England who sat their (a) GCSE, (b) AS Level, and (c)...

      Ethiopia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Ethiopia about the case of Mr Ali Adorus.

      EU Enlargement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 2 July concerning European Union enlargement (WA 262), why they have not made their own impact assessment...

      European Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the duties and powers of (1) the European Commission, and (2) the President of the European Commission.

      European Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 30 June (WA 213), whether they will answer the question, and explain why they did not do so originally.

      Floods: Somerset

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the progress of flood alleviation works on the Somerset Levels so far in 2014.

      Floods: Somerset

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the risk of further major flooding on the Somerset Levels in the winter of 2014–15.

      Floods: Somerset

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the total loss to the economy from all sources of the flooding on the Somerset Levels in the winter of 2013–14.

      Hereditary Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 1 April (WA 178), whether they intend to issue a clarification of the differences between the figures for the...

      Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Afghan interpreters granted visas to relocate to the United Kingdom will have the right to work without restriction. To ask Her Majesty’s...

      Indonesia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of freedom of religion in Indonesia.

      Indonesia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to discuss freedom of religion with the new President of Indonesia.

      Internet: Bullying

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what legislation is currently in place and what further steps they are taking to protect children from cyber-bullying through the internet.

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the £3 million of emergency aid to Iraq will be allocated to United Kingdom charities, and in particular to the Foundation for Relief and...

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what funds they have allocated for reconciliation work in Iraq in the current financial year.

      Journalism: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in what circumstances freelance journalists are required by virtue of their occupation to register with the Information Commissioner.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the damage to water facilities and a pumping station in Gaza.

      Natural Gas: Pipelines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the development of the Nabucco pipeline and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline; and how they are affected by European Union sanctions...

      NHS

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the costs and benefits of the internal market in the National Health Service over the last 20 years.

      NHS: Legal Costs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the annual cost to the National Health Service of litigation in 2010–11, 2011–12, and 2012–13; and what was the amount paid in...

      Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many United Kingdom nationals have been arrested outside the United Kingdom for the sexual abuse of children in the last five years; and how many of...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for International Development has made any inquiries or requested any reports on the level of salaries in organisations it has funded...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for International Development has ever requested a salary or administration costs to expenditure ratio of organisations it has funded...

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in assisting the government of Pakistan to raise revenue from rich individuals and companies to pay for education for children...

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of British bilateral aid to Pakistan was spent in the provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the most recent year for which figures...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that sufficient medical supplies and surgical equipment are sent to Gaza to cope with the escalating number of...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to use prerogative powers to refuse or remove United Kingdom passports from British citizens who are suspected of being involved in or...

      Physical Education: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of qualified teachers in physical education, especially in infant and primary schools.

      Prisoners: Carer’s Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the current prison population were in receipt of Carer's Allowance on entering prison.

      Prostitution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to support harm reduction and support services to improve conditions for sex workers on the street.

      Regional Growth Fund: North East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of each of the first four allocations of Regional Growth Fund for the north-east has been spent.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what mechanisms are in place to ensure that there is no delay in the provision of funding for a pupil who moves school after the start of a new academic year.

      Schools: Health Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the risks of obesity and the importance of physical recreation are being taught in schools.

      Schools: Libraries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to research the links between literacy and school libraries.

      Schools: Libraries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Ofsted carries out inspections of school libraries as part of its school inspections; and if not, whether there are any plans to do so.

      Schools: Playing Fields

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have taken place between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Education about increasing the provision of...

      Schools: Playing Fields

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the numbers of all-weather playing fields in schools and in recreational establishments.

      Shaker Aamer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why Mr Shaker Aamer, the British resident detained at Guantanamo Bay, has not yet been released; what were the last representations they made on his behalf;...

      South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered proposing to the African Union the establishment of a trusteeship in South Sudan to stabilise the situation there.

      Students: Private Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that students living in private sector halls of residence are not subjected to excessive rates of rent.

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the call by UNICEF for the freeing of 140 Kurdish school boys recently abducted in Northern Syria, they intend to take steps to assist...

      Tourism: Marketing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are promoting holidays in the United Kingdom to British residents; and, if so, how.

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to promote economic growth in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any proposals to give debt relief to the Turks and Caicos Islands; and if not, why not.

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any proposals to use the sinking fund balance under the Turks and Caicos Islands debt obligations to pay down, to pay off or to buy back...

      UK Border Force

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what investment the Border Force has carried out at airports over the last five years, specifically at (1) Heathrow, (2) Gatwick, (3) Stansted, (4) Luton,...

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