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Written answers

Monday, 1 September 2014

  • Prime Minister

    • Intelligence Services

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it his policy to answer parliamentary questions on intelligence matters.

    • Military Medals Review

      To ask the Prime Minister when he expects (a) to have concluded consideration of the report of the Honours and Decorations Committee's Medal Review and (b) to publish the Government's response to...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many affordable homes were built in each London Borough in each year since 2010.

    • Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his 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 Communities and Local Government if he will review his departmental estate in order to reduce costs; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's Information Sharing Guidelines on providing...

      Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities have a Community Infrastructure Levy (a) approved and (b) in operation.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the annual cost to his Department of (a) stationery and (b) postage incurred when sending a ministerial...

      Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the number of council-owned homes in England which are affected by damp; and if he will make...

      Council Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many council homes were built in each London Borough in each year since 2010.

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many officials of his Department work on the Troubled Families programme; and what their grade and pay scale is.

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the potential liability to Government should the take-up rate in the proposed 2015 firefighters'...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many houses have been completed in each local authority area in each of the last five years; how many such houses are...

      Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of new homes needed annually to meet London's housing needs into 2020.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will provide a list of the amount and proportion by which central government funding to each local authority in England,...

      Local Government Finance: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding his Department allocated to City of York Council for (a) local authority supported capital expenditure in...

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities complete and publish local development plans as soon as possible; and...

      Morecambe

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

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library all responses to his Department's consultation on local authority parking.

      Pay

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

      Poultry: Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department gives planning authorities on the extent to which they should assess the cumulative effect of...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many contracts (a) let since 2010 and (b) about to be let by his Department and its agencies are worth (i) between £1...

      Regeneration: Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much each local authority in the Thames Gateway spent on regeneration activities in the last 15 years for which...

      Rented Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of new affordable homes in each London Borough were rented at below (a) 70 per cent, (b) 60 per cent and (c) 50...

      Rented Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average sector rent was in each London Borough in each year since 2010.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals to introduce mandatory eviction orders to be used by local authorities when unauthorised...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will review her departmental estate in order to reduce costs; and if she will make a statement.

    • Correspondence

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

  • Wales

    • Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will review his departmental estate in order to reduce costs; and if he will make a statement.

    • Motor Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions his Department has had with the Welsh Government on State Aid rules and the Circuit of Wales.

  • Scotland

    • Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will review his departmental estate in order to reduce costs; and if he will make a statement.

  • Treasury

    • Block Grant: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely reduction to the block grant for Northern Ireland in the current financial year arising from lack of progress on...

    • Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will review his departmental estate in order to reduce costs; and if he will make a statement.

      Business: Capital Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses received the annual investment allowance in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13.

      Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the public purse was of external consultants employed by his Department in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) 2014 to date.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 he...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has any plans to increase the number of replies within his Department's working day standard; and if he will make a statement.

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to address concerns that payday loan companies are exploiting vulnerable people.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer under what circumstances the use of European Investment Bank loans by the Northern Ireland Executive would lead to a reduction in the block grant from his...

      EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many times the UK has lost EU infraction proceedings since May 2010 which relate to matters that fall within his Department's responsibility.

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the amount of foreign direct investment generated since 2010 as a direct result of the lower rate of corporation tax.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in (a) the UK and (b) North Yorkshire no longer pay income tax as a result of changes in the personal income tax threshold introduced since 2010.

      Mapeley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with regard to the Mapeley-Salisbury STEPS contract for cleaning services in Northern Ireland, how much HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has paid towards the...

      Mass Media: Subscriptions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what subscriptions to (a) magazines and (b) television channels his Department funds.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps HM Revenue and Customs takes when an employer whom it has deemed to have underpaid the minimum wage absconds without repaying the money...

      Ministers: Official Cars

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

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Government plans to provide help for mortgage holders in the event of an increase in interest rates.

      Motor Sports: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has received any requests from the Welsh Government for loans or grants for the construction of the Circuit of Wales.

      Personal Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will hold discussions with the Financial Conduct Authority on addressing the challenges faced by people who are not yet retired who hold personal...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library the underlying data to Chart B.5 on page 97 of the Budget 2014 Red Book in (a) percentage of gross domestic product and (b)...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many call attempts were made to HM Revenue and Customs contact centres on each working day between 16 June and 4 July 2014; how many such calls were...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid to officials in HM Revenue and Customs in bonuses and other payments in addition to salary in each of the last five years; how many...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of telephone calls were answered by HM Revenue and Customs in less than (a) five minutes, (b) 10 minutes, (c) 15 minutes and...

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has made to the European Commission on the removal of VAT on sanitary products; and if he will make a statement.

      Self-employed: Preston

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in Preston constituency were self-employed and in receipt of working tax credit in each year since 2009-10.

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the additional annual cost to the public purse resulting from the extension of seafarers' earnings deduction to all EU...

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) cost to the public purse of fraudulent claims for seafarers' earnings deduction in (i) 2009-10, (ii)...

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the Office of Tax Simplification Review of Tax Reliefs: Final Report, paragraphs J.38-J.41, whether he plans to accept the report's...

      Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2014, Official Report, column 438W, on tax evasion, what recent progress has been made by HM Revenue and Customs...

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the cost in salaries was for those officials in his Department employed in tackling tobacco smuggling (a) in total, (b) in detection, (c) in...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the money annually raised through VAT on the restoration of heritage buildings.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward legislative proposals to remove VAT from death notices.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will review his departmental estate in order to reduce costs; and if he will make a statement.

    • Cabinet: Aberdeen

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the estimated cost to the public purse was of holding a Cabinet meeting in Aberdeen on 24 February 2014.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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...

      Corruption

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) when the Government's review of enforcement of anti-corruption legislation will begin; how long that review is expected to last; and in what...

      Debts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what change there has been in household debt between 6 May 2010 and 27 June 2014.

      Government Departments: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which government departments do not pay all employees the living wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation; and how much less than the living wage...

      Military Decorations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he plans to make an announcement on recommendations relating to the award of the National Defence Medal.

      Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many women are known to have died of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in each year since 2000.

      Pay: Brigg

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

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what research he has commissioned on the number of people who volunteer and the reasons for people not volunteering since May 2010.

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electoral Systems

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what proportion of the public were (a) satisfied and (b) dissatisfied with the...

    • Pay

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many employees of the Commission, of each grade, have remained at the same grade...

  • Attorney-General

    • Buildings

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will review the Law Officers' Departments departmental estate in order to reduce costs; and if he will make a statement.

    • Consultants

      To ask the Attorney-General pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2014, Official Report, column 184W, on consultants, who the consultants were; what they were contracted to do; and how much each was paid.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will take steps to increase the number of replies within the Law Officers' Departments' working day standard; and if he will make a statement.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will estimate the annual cost to the Law Officers' Departments of (a) stationery and (b) postage incurred when sending a ministerial reply to hon. Members; and...

      Court Orders

      To ask the Attorney-General what proportion of judicial orders and instructions were complied with by the Crown Prosecution Service (a) on time, (b) late and (c) not at all in each of the last 15...

      Crown Courts

      To ask the Attorney-General pursuant to the answer of 16 July 2014, Official Report, column 678W, on Crown courts, what the number of defendants was in each category for each type of offence in...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General what steps he plans to take in response to the finding of HM Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Inspector in his Annual Report 2013-14, page 12, that there was a...

      EU Law

      To ask the Attorney-General how many times the UK has lost EU infraction proceedings since May 2010 which relate to matters that fall within the Law Officers' Departments' responsibility.

      Law Officers' Departments

      To ask the Attorney-General which regulations of the Law Officers' Departments are under review; and if he will make a statement.

      Procurement

      To ask the Attorney-General how much and what proportion of the Law Officers' Departments' budget was spent on activities which were contracted out in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d)...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many and what proportion of all (a) Crown Prosecution Service and (b) Serious Fraud Office cases were prosecuted by external counsel in 2013-14 and each of the...

      Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) how many (a) investigations were carried out, (b) individuals were charged, (c) corporates were charged, (d) criminal prosecutions were launched and (e) criminal...

      Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney-General how much the Serious Fraud Office spent on civil claims in which it was the respondent in 2013-14.

  • International Development

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much the UK gave in aid to Burma in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013; and how much aid it plans to give to Burma in 2014;...

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many UK aid agencies are currently operating in Rakine State, Burma.

      Correspondence

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

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether she has any plans to increase the number of replies within her Department's working day standard; and if she will make a statement.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she is taking to ensure that UK assistance to the Democratic Republic of Congo is not misused or misappropriated.

      Developing Countries: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how the £1 million pledged by the UK to the UN's Safe Schools Initiative is being used to ensure that children are being protected.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the UK is taking to ensure that all Palestinian civilians made homeless during Operation Protective Edge will have their...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding her Department allocates to Palestine; and if she will commission a review of how effective that funding is in serving her...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding her Department has allocated to aid Palestinian citizens who have been injured, orphaned, made homeless and lost their...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether she will make any changes to aid allocations as a result of the violence in Gaza.

      Papua New Guinea

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many programmes based in Papua New Guinea have been considered for funding since April 2004; and how many have received funding.

      St Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will place in the Library a copy of the audit of the accounts of the St Helena airport construction project in each of the last...

      St Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much energy prices on St Helena have increased in each of the last four years; and what estimate she has made of the likely change...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Universal Jobmatch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the performance of his Department's universal jobmatch website.

    • Benefit Cap

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the employment outcomes of people affected by the benefit cap.

      Under-occupancy Penalty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the operation of the under-occupancy penalty so that it applies only when suitable...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how long the average wait for an assessment for a personal independence payment was on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent steps his Department has taken to publicise the risks associated with asbestos.

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will review his departmental estate in order to reduce costs; and if he will make a statement.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 2 April 2014, Official Report, column 722W, what information his Department (a) holds and (b) has commissioned on the...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employment and support allowance claimants with (a) cystic fibrosis, (b) rheumatoid arthritis, (c) motor neurone disease, (d) multiple...

      Employment Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many disability employment advisers were employed by his Department and its executive agencies in each of the last 60 months; and what his...

      Employment Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether disability employment advisers will remain part of the support offered to claimants under universal credit; (2) what his policy...

      Employment: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Men's Sheds movement in building confidence and skills to help people back into work.

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many times the UK has lost EU infraction proceedings since May 2010 which relate to matters that fall within his Department's responsibility.

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many current applications for funeral expenses from the Social Fund have been outstanding for longer than (a) 16 days, (b) 18 days and (c)...

      Health and Safety Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he estimates he will (a) receive and (b) publish the findings of the Health and Safety Executive Review Panel on Fee for Intervention.

      Independent Living Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to answer of 24 June 2014, Official Report, column 176W, on the Independent Living Fund, whether funding provided to local authorities...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how long it takes for (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful challenges to jobseeker's allowance sanctions to be processed; (2) what...

      Jobseeker’s Allowance: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what average length of time claimants over 50 spent on jobseeker's allowance in each year since 2009.

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the budget of the Health and Work Service will be in (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2015-16.

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what companies have expressed an interest to his Department in tendering for the Health and Work Service.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was transferred from his Department to HM Treasury as part of the Budget Exchange scheme in each financial year since 2010-11.

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many senior civil servants in his Department can authorise the purchase of alcohol for official purposes.

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) under what circumstances senior civil servants are required to give express prior written permission for expenses; and what such expenses...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress he is making on reducing the number of incorrectly completed sanction referral forms submitted by Work Programme providers; and...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many outstanding investigations for benefit fraud there were of over (a) three, (b) six or (c) 12 months duration in each region and...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he last met Jobcentre Plus to discuss investigations into benefit fraud.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria he uses to decide whether people who have to wait more than a certain time for the medical assessment for access to benefits...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will make it his policy to compensate people who wait more than a certain amount of time for assessments for personal independence...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on fast-tracking benefits for terminally ill people.

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the average amount of time it takes for terminally ill people to receive a decision on their benefits claim.

      Unemployment Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2014, Official Report, column 113W, on unemployment benefits, what differentiation is made between paid...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employment and support allowance claimants with (a) rheumatoid arthritis, (b) cystic fibrosis, (c) multiple sclerosis, (d) motor...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the market shift mechanism in the Work Programme.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the reasons for the UK missing the biodiversity targets in 2010; and what assessment she has...

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the UK's obligations are in respect of badger culling under the Bern Convention.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she will assess more than six species of wildlife as potential carriers of bovine TB and in relation to tackling that...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether future badger culls will be independently monitored.

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will review her departmental estate in order to reduce costs; and if she will make a statement.

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations she has received on the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy on 1 January 2015 in...

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2014, Official Report, column 178W, on dairy farming, how many complaints her Department has...

      Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations her Department has received on the checks by a vet on dogs for possible hereditary diseases...

      Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations her Department has received about the reduction of the number of puppy litters permitted during...

      Dredging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will task the Environment Agency to produce a prioritised list of locations where dredging would improve conveyance...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many times the UK has lost EU infraction proceedings since May 2010 which relate to matters that fall within her...

      Fly-grazing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the amount spent by her Department on tackling fly-grazing.

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is in relation to the public forest estate; and what assessment she has made of the implications for that...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the annual cost of invasive species to the forestry industry.

      Game: Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress her Department's study to determine whether cage-based breeding can meet the needs of game birds, reference...

      Local Nature Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding her Department allocated to local nature partnerships in 2013-14 and to which projects.

      Sewers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions her Department has had with manufacturers of sanitary and cosmetic products on (a) the provision of...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Local Growth Fund

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when (a) due diligence will be completed and (b) funds will be drawn down by winning bidders under the Local Growth Fund.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the number of roles advertised through the National Apprenticeship Service which pay below...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of apprentices are working less than 16 hours per week as part of their apprenticeship.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of apprentices are not currently receiving (a) on the job and (b) off the job training as part of their...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of apprentices are not (a) contractually entitled to be paid and (b) receiving the apprentice national minimum wage.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to (a) start and (b) publish the apprenticeship pay survey.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what estimate he has made of the number of (a) intermediate, (b) advanced and (c) higher level apprenticeships taken up by...

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will review his departmental estate in order to reduce costs; and if he will make a statement.

      Business: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many small and medium-sized enterprises have been started in Ashfield constituency in each of the last five years; and what...

      Business: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to ensure that UK businesses are protected from cyber-crime.

      Business: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the financial advantages enjoyed by larger companies in preventing their marketing and...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to increase the number of replies within his Department's working day standard; and if he will make a statement.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the annual cost to his Department of (a) stationery and (b) postage incurred when sending a ministerial reply...

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2014, Official Report, column 128W, on disabled students' allowances, (1) whether his...

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many firms have taken part in the Passport to Export scheme in each year of its operation.

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much match funding has been allocated to firms under the Passport to Export Scheme; and what proportion of these funds have...

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many firms have been allocated funds which have subsequently been withdrawn with the removal of match funding under the...

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many firms are participating in the Passport to Export scheme.

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many firms (a) applied and (b) were approved to take part in the Passport to Export scheme in each month of its operation.

      Exports: Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will suspend all standard individual export licence and open individual export licences to Israel and the Occupied...

      Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to increase opportunities for university leavers and to ensure that university leavers in all regions and...

      New Businesses: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of the monies made available for the Government's Start-Up Loans scheme has been allocated to businesses in...

      New Businesses: Westmorland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many new businesses (a) have been registered in Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency since 2010 and (b) were registered...

      Pay: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to increase the number of workers from ethnic minority backgrounds who are paid the living wage as defined...

      Property: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of properties in each London borough sold in each year since 2010 were sold to foreign buyers.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what agreement was sought from priority investors on the long-term holding of shares in Royal Mail.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions took place between (a) Ministers in his Department, (b) officials, (c) the Financial Adviser to HM Government...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Edinburgh South of 24 June 2014, Official Report, column 167W, on Royal Mail, what...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) on what date the decision was taken to set the limit the public offering of Royal Mail shares to those applying for shares...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to his Department's Major Projects Portfolio September 2013, published on 23 May 2014, if he will place in the...

      Students: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what allowance his Department makes for the proportion of mature, disadvantaged and harder to reach students any college has on...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when his Department plans next to update the RAB charge on student loans.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer of 11 December 2013, Official Report, column 247W, on students: loans, how many complaints (a) he...

      UK Export Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the potential effect of his proposals to extend the powers of UK Export Finance on (a) the...

      Video Games: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has taken steps to protect from cyber-crime attacks videogame developers and publishers who have products...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • 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 US to Ascension Island.

    • British Indian Ocean Territory

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

      British Nationals Abroad: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his (a) Egyptian, (b) Syrian and (c) Iraqi counterparts on preventing UK nationals becoming...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to his counterpart in Burma on the recent violence against Muslims in Mandalay and the growth...

      Central African Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support the Government is giving to the European Union Force's presence in the Central African Republic.

      Central African Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government has taken to ensure that the UN-led MINUSCA peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic is...

      Children: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the implementation of each of the recommendations in the report, Children in Military...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answers to the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent South of 30 June 2014, Official Report, column 453W, on Colombia,...

      EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in how many meetings in the last year between financial sector professionals and Ministers or senior officials in his Department...

      EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in how many meetings in the last year between agricultural sector professionals and Ministers or senior officials in his...

      EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in how many meetings in the last year between pharmaceutical sector professionals and Ministers or senior officials in his...

      EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in how many meetings in the last year between chemical sector professionals and Ministers or senior officials in his Department...

      EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) in how many meetings in the last year between manufacturing sector professionals and Ministers or Senior officials in his...

      EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in how many meetings in the last year between energy sector professionals and Ministers or Senior officials in his Department...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times the UK has lost EU infraction proceedings since May 2010 which relate to matters that fall within his...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the treatment of the Bahá’í community in Iran.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to ensure that British Embassy staff in Iraq make contact with Danny Fitzsimon, who is held prisoner in...

      Kazakhstan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions Ministers in his Department have had with the Government of Kazakstan on human rights, freedom of...

      Kazakhstan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions Ministers in his Department have had with the Government of Kazakstan on violation of fundamental labour...

      Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Kenyan counterpart on the safety of UK tourists to that country.

      Macedonia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government is taking to improve trade relations with the Republic of Macedonia.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to de-escalate the situation in Gaza.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of recent Israeli actions in Gaza and that country's compliance with international law...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the legality under international law and the Geneva Conventions of Israel's current actions in Gaza.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to resolve the situation in Gaza and the West Bank.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps he has taken to publicise internationally the UK's position on the conflict in Gaza.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps he has taken to protect residents of Gaza and the West Bank.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further assistance is being offered to the Nigerian authorities following the latest reported Boko Haram massacre in Damboa...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received on the right to self-determination of Palestinian people; and if he will make a...

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the occasions on which Russian state servants or military personnel are believed to have committed offences...

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on imposing sanctions against Russia in relation to that country's response to the crash of the Malaysian...

      St Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many St Helenians are in fuel poverty.

      St Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many St Helenians have emigrated since November 2011.

      St Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of residents of St Helena in fuel poverty.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will share information with other European countries to prevent people becoming involved in terrorist groups in Syria,...

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Russian counterpart on the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine.

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made to the Ukrainian government on assisting Ukrainian nationals to obtain external...

      Wines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what value of wine from the Government's wine cellar was consumed by each Government Department in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c)...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • British Film Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects that the Triennial Review of the British Film Institute will be published.

    • Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether his Department pays the London living wage to cleaners working in its London office.

      Copyright: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his policy is on the development by ISPs and copyright owners of Creative Content UK, a programme of education about legal...

      Coventry City Football Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with the Football League on Coventry City Football Club returning to play in Coventry.

      Football: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to Lord Justice Hickinbottom's judgement in Sisu v. Coventry City Council, if he will bring forward legislative proposals...

      Football: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the implications of Lord Justice Hickinbottom's judgement in Sisu v. Coventry City Council and others for...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the research being conducted by Lincoln University on fixed odds betting terminals will assess the potentially addictive nature...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the research being conducted by Lincoln University on fixed odds betting terminals will help determine an appropriate stake...

      Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) if he will request Ofcom to undertake an independent analysis of (a) the need of mobile network operators to be granted access to...

      Performing Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the economic contribution to the UK economy of (a) West End theatres, (b) the UK theatre industry and (c)...

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the UK's ability to host future major sporting or cultural events of a loss...

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the programme making and special events (PMSE) sector of a loss of access...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the press release from the Prime Minister's Office of 14 July 2014, entitled PM announces £1.1 billion investment in capabilities...

    • Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the budget for the Cadet Expansion Programme has been spent to date.

      Armed Forces: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average time taken was by each arm of the Armed Forces to make serving personnel available to the civilian police in connection with criminal...

      Armed Forces: Grace and Favour Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to the public purse was of running and maintaining each grace and favour residence provided by his Department to senior figures from the...

      Armed Forces: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many compensation pay outs of what value have been issued by his Department on the grounds of personnel sustaining injuries through training in...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many claims have been brought forward under the (a) Armed Forces Pension Scheme and (b) War Pensions Scheme in each year since 2010.

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many claims have been submitted to the Armed Forces Pension Scheme in each year since 2010.

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average length of time taken to process settlements for the Armed Forces Pension Scheme has been in each year since 2010.

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when designing the application process for the armed forces pension, what weight his Department gave to the ease of use of the system.

      Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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 Defence if he will review his departmental estate in order to reduce costs; and if he will make a statement.

      Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the value is of compensation payouts issued by his Department on the grounds of (a) structural damage to private property and (b) loss of livestock...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has any plans to increase the number of replies within his Department's working day standard; and if he will make a statement.

      Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions since 2010 product recall notices have been issued for equipment being used by the armed forces.

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times the UK has lost EU infraction proceedings since May 2010 which relate to matters that fall within his Department's responsibility.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the E-Scan radar for the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft (a) was originally expected to come into use and (b) is now expected to come into use.

      Freedom of Information

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

      Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of the integration of the Storm Shadow missile on the Typhoon aircraft.

      Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the introduction of the (a) Heavy and (b) Light Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon Systems on AW159 Wildcat Helicopters; and if he...

      HMS Illustrious

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what plans the Government has to preserve HMS Illustrious when she is withdrawn from service in December 2014; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his objectives are in negotiations with the Kenyan government on a memorandum of understanding for continued use of the Nanyuki training facility.

      Lockheed Martin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what hospitality the Chief of Defence Materiel has received from Lockheed Martin in each year since 2010; (2) what meetings have been held between...

      Lockheed Martin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) senior officials in his Department have held with representatives of Lockheed Martin in each year since 2010;...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much will it cost his Department to keep Sentinel aircraft in service in each year until 2018

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when it was decided that his Department would maintain the use of the Sentinel aircraft until 2018; and what the reasons were for this decision.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the new contract to extend the life of the Sentinel aircraft until 2018 will be signed.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of expanding the capabilities of the Sentinel R.1.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what communication (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had with the Boeing Company regarding the lease of four P-8A aircraft.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has paid in compensation as a result of contractual disputes with suppliers in each year since 2010.

      RAF Northolt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what grounds he has concluded that the use of RAF Northolt for commercial flights does not constitute state aid; and if he will make a statement.

      RAF Northolt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) attendance by RAF Northolt personnel and (b) related marketing materials at the European...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has paid in compensation to victims of road traffic accidents in each year since 2010.

      Service Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many service personnel of each rank there were in the Royal Air Force in each year since 2010; (2) how many service personnel of each rank...

      Service Personnel and Veterans Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) compulsory and (b) voluntary redundancies have been issued to employees of the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency in each year since 2010.

      Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Twitter accounts are run by his Department; how much his Department spends annually on (a) Twitter accounts and (b) all social media; and how...

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many medical downgrades there have been in the Submarine Service since the removal of retention and recruitment pay, in each month for which figures...

      Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of the new common jamming pod for the Tornado aircraft; and when the requirement for that pod was first identified.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the press release from the Prime Minister's Office of 14 July 2014, entitled PM announces £1.1 billion investment in capabilities...

      Veterans UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many complaints Veterans UK has received since its creation; and whether those complaints have been categorised.

      Veterans: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he intends to lay before the House a Statutory Instrument to reflect the establishment of the Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees; and if he...

      War Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many claims have been submitted to the War Pensions Scheme in each year since 2010.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will review his departmental estate in order to reduce costs; and if he will make a statement.

    • Energy: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the energy savings opportunity scheme proposed in his consultation document of July 2013, what estimate he made at...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of whether the accessibility online of energy usage and efficiency data means that in-home energy displays...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many times the UK has lost EU infraction proceedings since May 2010 which relate to matters that fall within his Department's...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2014, Official Report, column 304W, on the Green Deal Scheme, whether the £450 million of...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2014, Official Report, column 304W, on the Green Deal Scheme, if he will make it his policy that no...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2014, Official Report, column 536W, on the Green Deal Scheme, how much of the £200 million...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2014, Official Report, column 305W, on housing energy, what programmes, projects and policies were...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2014, Official Report, column 305W, on housing: energy, how much of the financial support allocated to...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2014, Official Report, column 304W, on the Green Deal Scheme, (1) how many households have received...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding from the Green Deal has (a) Tivium Limited, (b) Green Deal Marketing Services Limited, (c) Tivium Green Deal...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that Green Deal companies employed by the Government are not making nuisance calls under the contract.

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2014, Official Report, column 304W, on the green deal scheme, what estimate his Department has made of...

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the annual saving to the Levy Control Framework budget from closure of the Renewables Obligation to...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the additional solar PV expected to be deployed to 2020-21 as a result of the measures...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of whether support levels for accredited solar PV plants will be maintained for the 20 year duration...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the total staff cost has been of (a) the Office of Unconventional Oil and Gas, (b) the Office of Carbon Capture and Storage, (c)...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many officials in his Department are employed full-time in connection with implementing the Eco Design of Energy Related Products...

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks

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

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the longest period between inspection visits made to any UK establishment licensed under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2013, what assessment she has made of the...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) with reference to the Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2013, what assessment she has made of...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the publication of Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals, Great Britain 2013, what assessment she has made...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to her Department's publication, Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals, Great Britain 2013, what assessment...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to provide for whistle-blowers to report concerns over breaches of animal experimentation licences.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to ensure that research scientists are given appropriate training to understand the terms of their animal...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the implications for the regulatory regime for animal experimentation of the findings of the Animals in...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research her Department has conducted or assessed on the level of comprehension among research scientists conducting animal experiments...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to her Department's publication Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals, Great Britain 2013, published on 10...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the numbers of inspectors in post to monitor animal experiments.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many animals were used in (a) between two and five, (b) between six and 10, (c) between 11 and 15, (d) between 16 and 19 and (e) more...

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what proportion of regulated procedures conducted in Scotland under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in 2013 were carried...

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many project licences were granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in Scotland in 2013; and how many such licences...

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of project licences granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in Scotland was in the (a) mild, (b) moderate,...

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many places in Scotland were designated as a (a) supplying establishment, (b) breeding establishment and (c) scientific procedure...

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many infringements of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 were recorded in Scotland in 2013; and how many such infringements led...

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) mice, (b) rats, (c) guinea pigs, (d) hamsters, (e) rabbits, (f) horses and other equids, (g) sheep, (h) pigs, (i) birds, (j)...

      Animal Experiments: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many infringements of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 were recorded in Wales in 2013; and how many such infringements led to...

      Animal Experiments: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many regulated procedures conducted in Wales under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 involved (a) mice, (b) rats, (c)...

      Animal Experiments: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of project licences granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in Wales was in the (a) mild, (b) moderate,...

      Animal Experiments: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many project licences were granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in Wales in 2013; and how many such licences were...

      Animal Experiments: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many places in Wales were designated as a (a) supplying establishment, (b) breeding establishment and (c) scientific procedure...

      Armed Forces: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what process the civilian police must follow when attempting to arrest, summons or charge a serving member of the armed forces in connection...

      Armed Forces: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many serving military personnel have been arrested and charged with indictable offences by civilian police forces in each of the last...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers had been waiting for an initial decision on their asylum application for more than one year at the end of (a) 2011,...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people who used the Assisted Voluntary Returns scheme (a) submitted their first asylum claim after being detained in an immigration...

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the outcomes of detention by length of detention for women asylum seekers detained by her Department were in each of the last three years.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) budgeted and (b) actual per place unit cost estimated by her Department is for the COMPASS asylum housing contracts allocated to...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations she has received from local authorities within Compass asylum contract areas on the (a) suitability of accommodation for...

      Billing

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

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will review her departmental estate in order to reduce costs; and if she will make a statement.

      Child Abuse in Cleveland Judicial Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department where in the public domain the Northern Regional Health Authority report of October 1988 entitled, Action Taken Following the Report of the...

      Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish (a) all submissions and memos to Ministers and (b) correspondence with other government departments relating to the...

      Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she had with the Scottish Government on the Butler-Sloss inquiry into child abuse.

      Children: Abuse

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

      Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will ensure that the review by Peter Wanless will include any actions or discussions of government departments other than the...

      Clothing: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the wearing of (a) the niqab and (b) the burka by individuals during any official interaction with (i) police officers...

      Common Travel Area: Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department have had with their Irish counterparts on the Common Travel Area since May...

      Community Relations: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of levels of trust held by the British Muslim community in the Prevent strategy.

      Crime: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of trends in the level of crime in (a) Preston constituency, (b) Preston City Council area and (c)...

      Cultural Heritage: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will hold discussions with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime on a global response to the sale of stolen antiquities to fund terrorism.

      Disclosure and Barring Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the annual salary is of the Chief Executive of the Disclosure and Barring Service; what element of that salary is performance-related;...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to access DNA databases from other European countries to aid with crime detection in the UK.

      Dogs: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department grants permission to laboratories to cut the vocal cords of dogs in order to reduce noise.

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she authorised the UK's classification of (a) Google, (b) Facebook, (c) webmail services and (d) other companies that operate in the...

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals to change (a) the classification of external communications for the...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visa applications are presently deferred or on hold awaiting the outcome of the legal action in respect of the financial requirement...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent by her Department on legal representation and court costs in respect of action over the financial requirement.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to introduce service standards and set processing time limits for visa applications made at overseas posts.

      Entry Clearances: Indian Subcontinent

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time taken was from a visa appeal being granted at tribunal to the post issuing the visa in (a) Mumbai and (b) Islamabad in...

      Entry Clearances: Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress she has made on the detailed implementation of the proposed British-Irish visa scheme.

      Entry Clearances: Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislative provision is required for the implementation of the proposed British-Irish visa scheme; and if...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times the UK has lost EU infraction proceedings since May 2010 which relate to matters that fall within her Department's responsibility.

      Euthanasia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her policy to routinely refuse visas to foreign nationals who enter the UK with the aim of encouraging or assisting suicide.

      Euthanasia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what reports she has received on the time taken for the Metropolitan Police to act in the case of a foreign national conducting a seminar...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations she has received from Sussex police on enforcement of laws preventing female genital mutilation; and if she will make a...

      HM Passport Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many enquiries HM Passport Office has received from hon. Members in each of the previous 18 months.

      HM Passport Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the amount to be paid in additional payments to staff at HM Passport Office who committed to work a set number...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take additional steps to tackle human trafficking within the UK’s borders.

      Illegal Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the reasons for the reduction in businesses fined for employing illegal immigrants since 2010.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of detainees who have escaped from detention or from escort in each of the last four years have been returned to detention.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many places are currently available for immigration detainees; how many such places are currently occupied; what assessment she has made...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions a Home Office immigration refusal decision was withdrawn by the Home Office on or immediately prior to an appeal...

      Immigration: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to reduce the effect of data breaches of sensitive immigration information on people whose details have been...

      Immigration: Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Joshua Kulei of Kenya has ever been banned from entering the UK.

      Islam: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with (a) ministerial colleagues in the Ministry of Justice, (b) the Muslim Institute, (c) the Muslim...

      Mass Media: Subscriptions

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

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when a reply will be sent to the hon. Member for Harrow West's letter of 15 July 2014 regarding Mr and Mrs Patil of Harrow; and if she will...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to respond to the recent letter from the hon. Member for Wigan on the remit of the inquiry into child abuse recently announced...

      Mental Illness: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were murdered by people classified as severely mentally ill in each of the last 15 years.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the Passport Agency's average process time for applications was in each month since January 2010.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of (a) new passport applications and (b) passport renewal applications were received by HM Passport Office in each week since 6...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what revenue has been received by the Passport Office for (a) standard passport applications, (b) fast-track applications and (c) premium...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the viability of civil servants from other Departments being deployed to assist in the processing of...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2014, Official Report, column 200W, on passports, when she expects to publish a reliable estimate of the...

      Police: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the feasibility and potential benefits of introducing real time information onto the police National Mobile...

      Police: Global Positioning System

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will commission an independent evaluation of the use of GPS tracking by police services in England and Wales.

      Police: St Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what visits by UK police officers in an official capacity to St Helena have taken place since May 2010; what the purpose and cost was of each...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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)...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to protect civil liberties whilst tackling Islamic extremism across the UK.

      Recycling: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations she has received on changes to the Recyclers' Code of Practice in the last six months.

      Research Councils: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what funding her Department gives to research councils for the purpose of conducting non-animal tests or research; (2) how much her...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are taken to ensure adults living with children are made aware of convicted sex offenders moving within a close proximity to their...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what provisions are being made by her Department in conjunction with the NSPCC to ensure that calls from (a) professionals, (b)...

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on its tackling tobacco smuggling strategy in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of applications to the Disclosure and Barring service in each police authority in England were approved within (a) 14, (b) 18...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been placed under a discretionary bar from working with (a) children and (b) adults in each of the last five years; and...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many discretionary referrals have been made from the National Crime Agency Child Exploitation and Online Protection unit to the...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to provide a substantive answer to question number 204223, tabled for answer on 14 July 2014.

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much financial and in-kind support, including staff time, has been provided to each of the events entitled the Academies Show held in London and...

    • Academies: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education who the approved Academy sponsors for primary and secondary schools are in Sheffield.

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will review her departmental estate in order to reduce costs; and if she will make a statement.

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many times the UK has lost EU infraction proceedings since May 2010 which relate to matters that fall within her Department's responsibility.

      History: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will take steps to ensure that the national curriculum highlights the importance of British history.

      Igcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will make it her policy to retain the international GCSE on school league tables in order to encourage take-up of that qualification.

      Mathematics: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will estimate the number of students studying mathematics in further education in (a) Brighton and Hove and (b) East Sussex; and if she will...

      Pre-school Education: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many nursery places were available in (a) North Yorkshire and (b) Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency in each year since 2010.

      Primary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will make it her policy to allow a relaxation of up to four additional places in the maximum number of pupils in an infant class in areas where...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children under the age of 16 have been excluded from school as a result of possession of illegal substances in the latest period for which...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will publish all information her Department has collated on attainment at Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 in all GCSE subjects for all pupils...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children secured a place at their top-choice school in (a) the UK, (b) Berkshire and (c) Windsor constituency in the latest period for which...

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans she has to reduce levels of asbestos in school buildings.

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps her Department will take to consult specialists in the field of educational psychology before the publication of her Department's planned...

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps she is taking to assess the effect of her Department's guidance on managing mental health and behaviour in schools and ensure that schools...

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps her Department has taken to ensure that teachers, pastoral leaders, special educational needs co-ordinators and others working to support...

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what her policy is on providing psychiatric support for pupils aged between four and 11.

      Schools: Sherford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how the organisations which will run the proposed new schools in the new town in Sherford, Devon will be selected.

      Teachers: Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teaching staff were dismissed as a result of unsatisfactory attendance in each year since 2010.

      Teachers: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 9 June 2014, Official Report, column 63W, on teachers: offences against, what information her Department holds and in what...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what audit arrangements apply to schools in receipt of School Direct funding; and what steps her Department takes to ensure that such funding is used...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education in which subject areas School Direct places have been relinquished.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many initial teacher training places originally allocated to School Direct were offered to higher education providers in June 2014; and how many...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate she made for planning purposes of the number of initial teacher training (ITT) places that would be offered by all ITT providers in (a)...

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps she is taking to encourage the inclusion of employers in devising vocational education; and if she will make a statement.

  • Transport

    • Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will review his departmental estate in order to reduce costs; and if he will make a statement.

    • Driving Offences: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many prosecutions the DVLA has brought for (a) possessing and (b) driving an uninsured and untaxed vehicle in (i) Llanelli constituency, (ii) Wales...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many times the UK has lost EU infraction proceedings since May 2010 which relate to matters that fall within his Department's responsibility.

      Highways Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) taking the Highways Agency out of public ownership and (b) rebranding the Highways...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many responses he has had to date to the consultation on Transpennine and Northern Rail franchises; and in what area each respondent to that...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of job losses, station closures and cost savings that will result if the proposals in his consultation document...

      Railways: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the minimum and maximum (a) start-up and (b) annual running costs of establishing a government-owned company...

      Railways: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of annual private investment in (a) on train wif-fi services and (b) track side wi-fi infrastructure in each year of Control...

      Railways: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total annual public investment in (a) on train wi-fi services and (b) track side wi-fi infrastructure will be in each year from 2014 to 2019.

      Railways: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how (a) his Department and (b) the Office of Rail Regulation will distribute to train operating companies funds for investment in free passenger wi-fi...

  • Justice

    • Alcoholic Drinks

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

    • Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the coroners' out-of-hours service; (2) what assessment his Department has made of...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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...

      Courts: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent each month on court buildings that were closed in the period up to their disposal since May 2010.

      Courts: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many whole time equivalent staff were employed at each magistrates' and Crown court in England in each of the last five years.

      Dartmoor Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the efficacy of measures to prevent drugs being smuggled into HM Prison Dartmoor.

      Drake Hall Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether all prisoners at HM Prison Drake Hall have access to a library and at what times of the day such access is given.

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on increasing the number of people tagged as a condition of a court order and supervised by community rehabilitation companies or...

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the capabilities are of the multi-purpose ankle tag; and what forms of surveillance and supervision it makes possible.

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons the hardware and software providers in the new contract for electronic monitoring of offenders have been separated.

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what reasons were given to him by Buddi for its withdrawal from the new electronic contract in March 2014.

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on fitting tags and trackers at court or prison.

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on devolving responsibility for tagging contracts to police and crime commissioners.

      Essex Community Rehabilitation Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what role his Department had in (a) recruiting and (b) assessing the suitability of the board and directors at Essex Community Rehabilitation Company.

      Essex Community Rehabilitation Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make it a condition of his Department's contract with Essex Community Rehabilitation Company that the salaries of the chief executive, deputy...

      European Convention on Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on reforming the European Convention on Human Rights; and if he will make a statement.

      Magistrates Courts: Spalding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has made an estimate of the number of people who will be resident 15 or more miles away from their nearest magistrates' court as a result of...

      Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effect that the coming into force of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 has had on the...

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he last intervened in a decision taken by a parole board; and if he will make a statement.

      Police: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he has taken to tackle trials cracking due to police officers failing to attend court as witnesses.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many additional prison places have been purchased from private prison providers at each prison in each month since January 2014; and what the cost...

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the highest number of absconds from prison by an individual offender has been in the last 20 years; (2) how many offenders have absconded...

      Prisoners: Musical Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the balance between benefit and risk of permitting prisoners to have access to steel strung guitars in their cells.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which prisons have held amnesties for needles used for drug-taking in the last year.

      Prisons: West Yorkshire

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

      Probation: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which companies have entered the competition to run probation services in Essex.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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,...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been convicted of the offence of failing to produce a valid train ticket on demand in each year since 2010.

      Sexual Offences: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders convicted of failing to comply with the notification requirements of the Sex Offenders Register in each of the last five years were...

      Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment he has made of whether the bringing into force of the provisions of the Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill will lead to...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 16 July 2014, Official Report, column 710W, on training, in which the Minister indicated that Ministers had received...

  • Health

    • Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress he has made towards meeting the commitment in the Government's 2010 cancer strategy of saving an additional 5,000 lives from cancer each year.

    • Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to make employment a clinical commissioning group outcome indicator; and if he will make a statement.

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to improve the reassessment process for people with progressive and non-improving conditions who are in receipt of NHS...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to routinely collect data on the number, outcome and details of applications for NHS Continuing Care.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2014, Official Report, column 310W, on diabetes, what information his Department collects centrally about diabetics.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes there were in the number of people diagnosed with diabetes between 2004 and 2014.

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he plans to announce the implementation of industry standards for those e-cigarettes regulated as consumer products; (2) what steps he is...

      Food: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which local authorities in England publish on their websites (a) the names and addresses of individuals and businesses convicted under the Food Hygiene...

      General Dental Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to respond to the British Dental Association's recent letter to him expressing concern at the regulatory ability of the General Dental...

      General Dental Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procedures his Department has put in place to deal with the consequences of a failure by the General Dental Council to meet key tests set by the...

      General Dental Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on top-level pay at the General Dental Council. [R]

      Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to answer of 14 July 2014, Official Report, column 440W, on health services: private sector, whether there are requirements regarding what...

      Horse Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps he has taken in response to the discovery of horsemeat in other foods in 2013 to improve co-operation between Government departments on...

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to support the establishment of charities that support people with learning disabilities working in communities throughout the UK.

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department has designated for research into idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in 2014-15.

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what processes are in place to ensure that idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients in the NHS and their families have access to high quality...

      Lung Diseases: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in England and Wales are currently considered eligible for lung transplantation.

      Manufacturing Industries: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to encourage international pharmaceutical companies to locate in the UK.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to engage with the public about (a) care.data and (b) ways of opting-out of care.data before data is collected.

      NHS England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who was involved in the recent NHS England consultation events on the prioritisation of funding; when the prioritisation of funding will be published; and...

      NHS: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to improve the transparency and accountability of the NHS complaints process; and if he will take steps to prevent vexatious...

      Opiates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what training on the potential risks of opioid substitution treatment medications is provided to pharmacists, social workers and health visitors.

      Opiates: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the recommendations in the report Medications in Drug Treatment: Tackling the Risks to Children published on 29 April 2014...

      Optical Express

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason the NHS logo appears on the Optical Express website; what the relationship between Optical Express and the NHS is; whether NHS funding (a)...

      Optical Express

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) with reference to the advertising of Optical Express under the services section of the NHS choices website, for what reason his Department concluded...

      Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answers of 9 July 2014, Official Report, column 313W, on ovarian cancer and 24 June 2014, Official Report, columns 156-57W, on ovarian...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the prevalence and efficacy of the procurement and use of off-patent drugs in the NHS.

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many meetings Ministers in his Department have had with representatives of (a) the tobacco industry and (b) tobacco control charities to discuss...

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