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Written answers

Thursday, 4 September 2014

  • Northern Ireland

    • Administrative Scheme for the “On the Runs” Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland with reference to paragraph 2.58 of the report of the Hallett Review, whether the individual x has been prosecuted; and if she will make a statement.

    • Administrative Scheme for the “On the Runs” Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) acommodation, (b) travel, (c) staffing and (d) other costs of the Hallett Inquiry into the on-the-runs administrative scheme were.

      Administrative Scheme for the “On the Runs” Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) which recommendations of the Hallett Report, published on 17 July 2014, into the on-the-runs administrative scheme she plans to implement;...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland under what timetable her Department plans to phase out use of telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0845, 0844 and 0843 in accordance with the...

      Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much her Department spent on the purchase of televisions in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made on extending the Warm Homes Discount Scheme to Northern Ireland.

  • Attorney-General

    • Corruption

      To ask the Attorney-General how many self-reports from companies have been made under (a) the Bribery Act 2010 and (b) other corruption legislation in the last 12 months.

    • Metropolitan Police

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will seek a review of the Crown Prosecution Service's decision not to prosecute the Metropolitan Police officers accused of starting sexual relationships with...

      Television

      To ask the Attorney-General how much the Law Officers' Departments spent on the purchase of televisions in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

  • Transport

    • A47

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria were used in choosing the 10 schemes for work on the A47 which would be subject to further feasibility work by the Highways Agency.

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the eligibility criteria and terms of reference for his Department's competition for £25 million of capital funding for advanced biofuel...

      Highways Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the National Audit Office report entitled, Maintaining strategic infrastructure roads, HC169, published on 6 June 2014, how many IT...

      Highways Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by what date the Highways Agency plans to have a fully populated and integrated asset management system with 100 per cent coverage of its contractors.

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with his counterparts in HM Treasury about likely effects of the proposed methanol excise duty reduction to incentivise the...

      Motorways: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many motorway lanes were closed by the Highways Agency in each year for which figures are available.

      Pedestrian Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department plans to increase the time for pedestrians to cross on signalised crossings.

      Pedestrian Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the potential merits of lowering the assumed walking speed of 1.2 metres per second used for calculating crossing times for...

      Rail North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information and estimates his Department gave to Rail North in respect of (a) passenger numbers on existing services, (b) the spending envelope...

      Rail North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many representatives of each local authority are in Rail North; and what the name is of each such representative; (2) which councillors from...

      Railway Signals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding he is making available to improve the reliability of rail signalling.

      Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the average number of vehicles on an average day on (a) the strategic road network and (b) local roads in the most recent...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) with reference to the National Audit Office report entitled, Maintaining strategic infrastructure roads, HC169, published on 6 June 2014, what...

      Rolling Stock: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he with ensure that Pacer trains operating on services in the North East are replaced rather than modified; and if he will make a statement.

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) domestic and (b) European regulations are deemed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to have superseded the Merchant Shipping (Emergency...

      Shipping: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the Maritime and Coastguard Agency's (MCA) annual budget for promoting seafarer safety to ship owners operating in the UK was in each year since...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if his Department will review regulations to allow unmarried partners with children to live together in service family accommodation.

    • BAE Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the Commercial Principles Agreement signed with BAE MNS.

      BAE Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether under the Commercial Principles Agreement signed with BAE MNS the public purse bears any cost of future rationalisation of UK warship building.

      BAE Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 18 November 2013, Official Report, column 697, what the value was of the outstanding key industrial capacity notice...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the protected status of every designated nature conservation area in Akrotiri Sovereign Base Area will be maintained following the agreement...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how his Department plans to ensure that any consultation run by the government of the Republic of Cyprus with regard to development of the Akrotiri...

      Departmental Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of JSP 411-Defence Records Management Policy and Procedures, versions 4.3 and 4.2.

      Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the status is of the Cyber Reserve.

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many new EU directives and regulations have been transposed into UK law by his Department since May 2010.

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2014, Official Report, column 728W, on medical equipment, how the equipment referred to in that note was disposed of;...

      RAF Waddington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the RAF Air Show at RAF Waddington on (a) the public profile of the RAF, (b) public...

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress he has made in establishing pals reservists regiments as part of Army 2020.

      Reserve Forces: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people in Warrington have joined the reserve forces as a result of the Government’s recent advertising campaign.

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2014, Official Report, column 637W, on travel, how much was paid to staff in receipt of the excess fares allowance in...

      Veterans UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what checks and balances he has put in place to ensure that Veterans UK is accountable to his Department; (2) what checks and balances he put in...

      War Pensions

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

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Business: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which trade associations or sector groupings of companies have developed guidance on human rights and due diligence over the...

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on climate change-related diplomacy in each of the last five years; and what funding has been...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff in (a) his Department in the UK and (b) British embassies and high commissions overseas work on climate...

      Conflict Resolution: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 4 June 2014, Official Report, column 726-8W, on Conflict Resolution: Females, if he will place in the...

      Diego Garcia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what payments the Government would accrue from extending the lease for use of Diego Garcia by the United States for a further 20...

      Diego Garcia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential security benefits of the UK's ability to use Diego Garcia as a military base after...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the UK plans to take in response to Israel's announcement that it will appropriate nearly 1,000 acres of Palestinian...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps can be taken to provide broadband services to residential properties in major cities where (a) commercial internet providers...

    • Broadband: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that internet broadband operators do not default in their contractual duty to deliver...

      Broadband: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make representations to service providers regarding poor broadband coverage in rural areas of Northern Ireland.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agricultural Products: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assistance she plans to offer farmers and businesses affected by sanctions on Russia which apply to agricultural...

    • Agriculture: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the UK is taking to monitor the effect of the UK food industry on greenhouse gas emissions.

      Food Supply Networks Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to publish the review led by Professor Elliott into the food system and food contamination.

      Insects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Truro and Falmouth of 14 May 2014, Official Report, column 614W, on insects,...

      Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government is taking to educate the public about the (a) health and (b) environmental effects of eating high...

  • Education

    • Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps her Department is taking to tackle the damaging effects of moving in and out of care for looked-after children.

    • Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what steps she is taking to ensure that children's centres receive live birth data from local authorities; (2) whether local authorities require...

      Educational Psychology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average waiting times for students referred to educational psychologists were in each region of England in each of the last five years.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many cases of female genital mutilation have been reported by teachers and staff in school in the latest period for which figures are...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment she has made of the performance in external examinations of home schooled children at Key Stage (a) 2, (b) 3 and (c) 4 in the most...

      Offences against Children: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps she plans to take to implement the recommendations made by the Independent Inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham from 1997 to 2013.

      Performing Arts: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions she has had with amateur theatre and arts groups on proposed changes to the Child Performance Regulations on performance hours and breaks.

      Performing Arts: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consideration she has given to regulating smaller amateur theatre and arts groups under a separate class under the Child Performance Regulations.

      Performing Arts: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment she has made of the effect of matron licence fees on participation in theatre and arts groups.

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many times children have been transferred to a pupil referral unit for behavioural problems in each of the last five years.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will make it her Department's policy to collate and record the numbers of special educational needs co-ordinators in maintained and independent...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education to what additional vetting procedures special educational needs co-ordinators are subject.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2014, Official Report, column 551W, on pupils: disadvantaged, from which experts and organisations her Department...

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2014, Official Report, column 761W, if she will discuss the potential merits of introducing an appeals process for...

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will discuss options for how to respond to technical problems with the skills test for prospective teachers other than annulling and re-siting...

      Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much her Department spent on the purchase of televisions in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

  • Treasury

    • Aggregates Levy: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions his Department has held with European Commission officials on the Aggregate Credit Levy scheme.

    • Fracking: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of potential tax revenue to the Exchequer from shale gas and oil products in each region and constituent part of the UK.

      Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions he has met representatives of the insurance industry in the last 12 months; and what was discussed at those meetings.

      Textiles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what fiscal steps his Department is taking to boost textile manufacturing in the UK.

  • International Development

    • International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress has been made in the negotiations towards achieving a post-2015 set of millennium development goals; and if she will make...

    • Iraq and Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much the UK has allocated to be spent in 2014-15 on humanitarian aid to the victims of conflict in (a) Syria and (b) Iraq; what...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the UK is taking to end aid dependency in countries which receive UK aid; and if she will make a statement.

      Philippines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department has taken to help the Philippines recover and build resilience after Typhoon Haiyan.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Syria.

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to provide humanitarian assistance in Eastern Ukraine; and if she will make a statement.

  • Justice

    • Independent Monitoring Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many staff are employed by the Secretariat of the Independent Monitoring Board; (2) how many staff of the Secretariat of the Independent...

    • King Richard III

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent progress his Department has made on the burial of the remains of King Richard III.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much the National Offender Management Service spent on subsidising its retail canteen service contract in each year since 2010.

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of prisoners who were liable for deportation (a) applied for and (b) were refused Category D prison status in each of the...

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many indeterminate sentenced prisoners were held in open prisons in the years ending 31 March (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people sentenced to life for murder in each year since 2004 were released from prison at the time of the minimum period imposed by the courts.

      Prisoners' Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many determinate sentence prisoners with more than two years to serve to their earliest release date were moved to open prisons in (a) 2013-14, (b)...

      Prisoners: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average direct resource expenditure cost per prisoner in (a) male young offenders institutions and (b) male adult prisons was for the latest...

      Reoffenders: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many repeat offenders in (a) South Staffordshire constituency, (b) Staffordshire and (c) Wolverhampton were cautioned or sentenced for...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Honours

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what arrangements his Department has put in place for the public recognition of acts of heroism by private citizens; if he will make it his policy to...

    • Ict

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what restrictions there are on where G Cloud suppliers should locate their data centres; and what guidance his Department provides to those suppliers on...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) when the Prime Minister intends to reply to the letter sent to him of 25 July 2014 from the hon. Member for Wigan; (2) when the hon. Member for...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to increase the UK's energy security.

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to secure a legally-binding global climate agreement.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to help households with their energy bills.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) with reference to Table 12 of the Final impact assessment of the future of the Energy Company Obligation, published by his...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to refund people who paid for a Green Deal assessment prior to the exhaustion of the fund.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the UK’s performance towards the targets in the Kyoto protocol on emission reduction targets...

      Thermal Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of homes in flood risk areas covered by the Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency 25 Year...

      Tidal Power: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps are being taken by his Department to invest in tidal energy development in north-west England.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if his Department will take steps to work with HM Treasury to ensure that, where future savings in the attendance allowance budget result from...

    • Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the adequacy of information available to carers about (a) the existence of carer's allowance and (b) the rules...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will increase the carer's allowance so that it is equal to the national minimum wage.

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the number of people currently claiming carer's allowance who care for more than one person.

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the number of people claiming carer's allowance in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) Yorkshire...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people received a reduced rate of employment and support allowance as a result of receiving a pension income of more than...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with (a) individuals and (b) organisations on employment and support allowance and eligibility for free...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department has taken to assist employment and support allowance claimants with medical costs including dental care, eye care and...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department has taken steps to inform people moving to contribution-based employment and support allowance that they may no longer...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people who have been moved to contribution-based employment and support allowance (ESA) from a...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the budget is for the Help to Work scheme in 2014-15.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many youth contract wage incentives had been (a) applied for and (b) paid by 6 August 2014.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what consultation was undertaken by his Department before it stopped youth contract wage incentives.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) the UK, (b) the South West and (c) Bristol North West constituency are unemployed but unable to claim jobseeker's...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much expenditure his Department allocated to universal credit (a) between April 2013 and May 2014 and (b) to date.

  • Health

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will replace his Department's guidance HM 03 on heating and ventilation of health sector buildings with updated guidance which include requirements...

    • Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of changes in the survival rate of babies born before 24 weeks gestation; and if he will make a statement.

      Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the British Medical Association on the prescribing of salbutamol to treat congenital myasthenia.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were (a) diagnosed with and (b) living with diabetes in (i) Torbay constituency and (ii) England in each of the last five years.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to enable contact lenses that can monitor blood sugar level to be made available to diabetics on the NHS.

      Eyesight: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make eye implants available on the NHS to treat blindness.

      Fats: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what system his Department has put in place to carry out sample checks on imported fat; and what assessment he has made of the risks of imported fat being...

      Health Services: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department provided to (a) Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and (b) Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust in each of...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish timescales and guidance on how local authorities and clinical commissioning groups should work together to meet their respective duties...

      Homeopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the availability of homeopathy on the NHS.

      Macular Degeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people had age-related macular degeneration in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Medicine: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has plans to create a nationally agreed structure for medical teachers.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have had to wait more than 28 days for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services in each of the last six years.

      Neuroblastoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to support research into neuroblastoma.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision is available to allow NHS patients to access specialised medication and drugs only available in the US.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much and what proportion of the NHS budget has been spent on (a) management pay, (b) outside consultants and (c) restructuring in each year since 2009.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of NHS staff were employed on administrative tasks in (a) 2010 and (b) 2014; and what proportion of the total NHS wage bill they...

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to ensure that NHS staff can access training and development on providing care with dignity and respect.

      Prescription Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken since 2009 to review policy on addiction to prescription medication; and what the total identifiable costs have been...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 21 July 2014, Official Report, column 1007W, on radiotherapy, when data relating to individual funding requests per indication...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many serious health events have been recorded per thousand (a) e-cigarette users, (b) users of nicotine replacement therapies and (c) users of the...

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if his Department will conduct a consultation, separate to that carried out by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the potential...

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if the Government will await the outcome of the ongoing WTO trading dispute concerning Australia before making a final decision on standardised packaging...

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with his counterpart in New Zealand on the standardising of tobacco packaging.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Defence Growth Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what companies will have representation on the Steering Committee of the Defence Growth Partnership.

    • EU External Trade: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on mutually-recognised standards in financial services as part of negotiations on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and...

      EU External Trade: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) in how many meetings in the last year between financial sector professionals and Ministers or senior officials in his...

      EU External Trade: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) which existing regulations will not be part of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement; (2) whether...

      EU External Trade: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will give hon. Members access to the draft text of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations.

      Nuclear Fusion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what contribution the UK is making to the development of fusion technology; and if he will make a statement.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assurances the Government sought from (a) its financial adviser and (b) the syndicate of banks in advance of the...

      Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on the purchase of televisions in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

      UK Defence Solution Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the annual budget of the UK Defence Solution Centre will be in each of the next five years.

      UK Defence Solutions Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much each company in the defence industry will provide to the UK Defence Solutions Centre; and how much each such company...

      UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in which overseas markets the UK Trade & Investment Defence and Security Organisation will set up joint teams.

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