Written answers

Friday, 5 September 2014

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Carol Mills

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, (1) what the status is of the letter that Mr Speaker sent to the Prime Minister...

    • Clerk of the House

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission with make available to the right hon. Member for Chelmsford all...

      Clerk of the House

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2014, Official Report, columns 607-8W, on Clerk...

      Palace of Westminster

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the total expenditure on essential maintenance of the Palace of Westminster...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Big Lottery Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will take steps to revise the criteria for awarding grants to ensure that organisations less than two years old cannot apply for grants from the...

    • Big Society Network

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) which Minister authorised the decision to refer the bids from the Big Lottery Fund and the Cabinet Office to the Big Society Network and the...

      Big Society Network

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) whether his Department has approached (a) NESTA and (b) Big Lottery to request them to fund the Big Society Network or the Social Network...

      Big Society Network

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) for what reasons his Department made a second payment to the Society Network Foundation for the Get In project in October 2012; (2) what steps he...

      EU Law

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new EU directives and regulations have been transposed into UK law by his Department since May 2010.

      Television

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much (a) his Department, (b) the Prime Minister's Office and (c) the Deputy Prime Minister's Office spent on televisions in (i) 2013 and (ii) 2014...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what assessment he has made of regional variations in participation in the National Citizen Service; (2) how much his Department has allocated to...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will place in the Library a copy of the internal review by her Department which upheld an appeal against the use...

    • Dogs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will introduce new guidelines to protect the welfare of dogs in cars; and if she will make a statement.

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many new EU directives and regulations have been transposed into UK law by her Department since May 2010.

      Livestock: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to ensure that laws relating to the export of live animals are adhered to at ports; and if she will...

  • Scotland

    • Television

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

  • Education

    • Chemistry: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will increase the funding available for bursaries for chemistry Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses.

    • Childminding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) when she plans to publish the results of the report on her Department's childminder agency pilots; (2) how many (a) childminders and (b) parents...

      Children: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer from the Minister of State for Care and Support of 4 June 2014, Official Report, column 102W, on mental illness, what assessment...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many of the large nursery chains offer funded places for two year olds as part of the Government's free 15 hours of early education for...

      Prevent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) if she will publish detailed information on what work her Department has undertaken to implement paragraphs 10.49 and 10.55 of the Government's...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to her Department's press notice of 16 July 2014 on pupil premium reform, to which 87 local authorities where performance of...

      Science: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) pre-ITT and (b) post-ITT Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses were taken in (i) chemistry, (ii) biology and (iii) physics in the last...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will review the way in which local authorities carry out their responsibilities for corporate parenting and take any steps needed to ensure that...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether her Department conducted a financial impact assessment of the effects of the most recent Education Financial Settlement on students with...

      Teachers: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on how many occasions in the last 12 months decision-makers within her Department have issued sanctions to teachers after disciplinary hearings that...

  • Justice

    • EU Law

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

    • European Convention on Human Rights

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

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Ashya King

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that relatives of Ashya King other than his parents are being facilitated to accompany him (a)...

    • Business: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with Ministers in the Home Office on UK efforts to support the protection of human rights in...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the efficacy of his Department's work on climate change; and what future steps his...

      EU Law

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

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what fines have been levied on the UK Government for non-compliance with EU directives since November 2012.

      Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress his Department has made on exploring potential funding options for the Causeway British-Irish Exchange Programme.

      Lesotho

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to assist in the maintenance of peace and stability in Lesotho.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the merits of the appointment of a team of experts led by the UN Office of the High...

      Television

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

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2014, Official Report, column 726W, on armed forces: vehicles, how many insurance claims relating to Ministry of...

    • Military Bases: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made on the investigation into the deaths of soldiers at Abercorn barracks in Ballykinler in December 2012 and February 2013.

      RAF Brize Norton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress is being made on plans for an air freight terminal at RAF Brize Norton.

      Service Personnel and Veterans Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many complaints the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency received in each year since 2010; and whether those complaints have been categorised.

      Television

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

      TNT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many files have been lost by TNT archive services in each year of the existing contract.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of Elbit's performance in the Watchkeeper programme.

      Veterans: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of veterans who have left the armed forces in the last 20 years have suffered mental illness.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when he expects a decision to be made on the naming of the new Type 26 frigates; (2) what the process is for the naming of Royal Navy ships; (3)...

  • Prime Minister

    • Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he has had with the (a) Home Secretary and (b) the Secretary of State for Defence on protection from terrorism in northern cities following the most...

    • Islamic State

      To ask the Prime Minister what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on plans to refuse entry to UK passport holders suspected of participation in terrorist activities with the...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Atos Healthcare: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many medically qualified staff have been employed by Atos in (a) Gloucestershire and (b) Gloucester in each of the last five years.

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department monitors the number of employment and support allowance claims which are awaiting action by (a) a work capability...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken to process a mandatory re-consideration of an employment and support allowance is; and if he will make a statement.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the contribution by the Minister of State for Employment of 1 September 2014, Official Report, column 16, on youth employment...

      Housing Benefit: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the effects of the under-occupancy penalty on social housing tenants in (a) Brighton and Hove and (b) East Sussex;...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make an estimate of (a) the amount of savings accruing to the public purse through penalties incurred on housing benefit arising...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what financial information is sent to his Department from individual local authorities on the administrative costs incurred in the preparation...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many youth rate jobseeker's allowance claimants have been referred for sanction while they undertake a traineeship since August 2013;...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment his Department has made of Atos's performance in carrying out personal independence payment assessments.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when applications for personal independent payment will be available online.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the comparative performance of Capita and Atos in conducting personal independence payment assessments.

      Personal Independence Payment: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many personal independence payment (a) registrations and (b) decisions were made in the (i) KA and (ii) PA postcode areas between April...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 24 June 2014, Official Report, column 180W, on social security benefits, if he will conduct an estimate of the saving...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the difference between changes in (a) carers' benefits, (b) disability benefits and (c) older people's benefits...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what right of appeal claimants will have against reports and decisions made through doorstep interviews where their benefits are affected; and...

      Social Security Benefits: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) work capability assessments and (b) personal independence payment assessments has been undertaken by Atos in (i) the South West,...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time is which a caller to a Department for Work and Pensions telephone line which is not free to call is made to wait while on...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what financial gain his Department has made arising from the use of telephone lines which are not free to call in each of the last five years...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what proportion of universal credit claimants who have a housing cost element in their payment (a) in total and (b) in each local...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what performance targets his Department has set for Atos's contract under the work capability assessment; and whether such targets have been met.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • EU Law

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

    • Holiday Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the inclusion of non-compulsory and non-guaranteed overtime in the...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2014, Official Report, column 246W, on the national minimum wage, how many of the firms named...

      Street Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on what date his Department plans to meet pedlar stakeholders to discuss Consultation documents BIS/12/605 and 606 on street...

      Textiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to increase textile manufacturing in the UK.

  • International Development

    • Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what reports she has received on (a) the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic and (b) the humanitarian implications...

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many of the survivors of rape by the Burmese Army whose cases have been documented by the Women's League of Burma have received...

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what policies and programmes her Department has to tackle female genital mutilation and early forced marriage; and what progress has...

      EU Law

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

      Gambia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what steps her Department is taking to ensure vulnerable people in Gambia are not affected by the decision of the EU to suspend...

      International Citizen Service: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many young people are involved in the International Citizens Service in (a) Brighton and Hove, (b) East Sussex and (c) South East...

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the effects on her Department's aid programme in Nepal of the formation of the new government in that...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will increase financial aid for Palestine.

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what humanitarian and medical support the Government is providing to the population of Gaza.

      St Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate she has made of (a) the current cost of transporting a container of goods to St Helena and (b) the future cost of...

      Telephone Services

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

      Television

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

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the social and environmental effect of conditions imposed on UK Government loans to the Turks and...

      West Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department has taken to combat the spread of Ebola in the last four months.

  • Health

    • Ambulance Services: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many ambulance calls from (a) the East Midlands and (b) High Peak constituency were responded to in each of the last five years; (2) what...

    • Ambulance Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average ambulance response time in the Mid Yorkshire NHS trust is.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of progress on the Cancer Strategy target of saving an additional 5,000 lives from cancer per year by 2014-15; (2) what...

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to ensure that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have access to oxygen therapy when...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many requests have been made by dental practices in England for their Unit of Dental Activity price to be increased in the latest period for which...

      Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people suffered from repeat episode depression in each year for which data is available.

      Fibromyalgia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate his Department has made of the number of fybromyalgia sufferers in the UK; (2) how much his Department has spent on research into...

      General Dental Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received regarding the General Dental Council's proposed increase to the annual retention fee for dentists.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many GPs (a) excluding retainers and registrars and (b) including retainers but excluding registrars there were in the financial year (i) 2009-10 and...

      Health Protection Agency: Colindale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made any plans for the future of the Colindale Health Protection Agency site.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps he has taken to ensure that foreign nationals pay for healthcare they receive in the UK.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cycles of IVF treatment are offered free of charge to patients by each clinical commissioning group in England.

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what support his Department is providing to King's College London to assist the development of the MAP vaccine for Crohn's disease from animal...

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his Department plans to introduce the meningitis B vaccine.

      Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps (a) his Department and (b) NHS England have taken to ensure that accessible information is produced about multiple sclerosis treatment...

      Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many clinical commissioning groups currently commission specialised multiple sclerosis centres.

      Nurses: Car Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to section 17 of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service handbook, amendment number 33, what assessment he has made of the effects of the...

      Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many incidents in which non-patient egg donors had (a) severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and (b) ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome were...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the Palliative Care Funding Review pilots are due to report.

      Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department has taken to improve compliance in (a) hospitals and (b) care homes with the National Institute for Health and Care...

      Patient Choice Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of appointments booked through the NHS Choose and Book service in each of the last 12 months.

      Patient Choice Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with (a) NHS bodies and (b) patients' groups on the effectiveness of the NHS Choose and Book service.

      Patient Choice Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the levels of patient satisfaction with the NHS Choose and Book service.

      Prisoners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of the number and percentage of prisoners who suffer from (a) mental illness and (b) repeat episode depression.

      Prosthetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the practicality and safety of the recycling of prosthesis components issued by the NHS; (2) what estimate he has...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 21 July 2014, Official Report, column 1007W, on radiotherapy, in what respects University College Hospital London has...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in what age group have been funded for proton beam therapy in each of the last five years; and in what location each person was so treated.

      Standardised Packaging for Tobacco Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 12 May 2014, Official Report, column 406W, on Standardised Packaging for Tobacco Independent Review, how much was spent...

      Television

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

      Travel: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will have discussions with the travel insurance industry about including cover for mental health problems as standard in travel insurance policies.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of homes reliant on off-grid energy in each (a) constituency and (b) local authority area.

    • Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information he has received from the UK civil nuclear sector of the creation of the new N-Group forum; what additional resources...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make it his policy that the firefighters' pension scheme be subject to a formal actuarial evaluation every three years.

    • Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will introduce transitional protection in the proposed 2015 pension scheme for those firefighters who joined the service...

      Mobile Homes: Cooperatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent steps he has taken to encourage the ownership and management of park homes on a cooperative model.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department gives on the weight that should be given to a neighbourhood or village plan that has been submitted...

      Television

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

  • Home Department

    • Assaults on Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers serving in each force were physically or verbally abused during the course of their duties in each of the last five...

    • Civil Disorder: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations she has received regarding the amount of compensation that would be received by businesses for damages from rioting...

      Departmental Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria are used in her Department to decide what historic files should be (a) retained and (b) destroyed; when these criteria were...

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his most recent estimate is of the cost of policing the NATO summit in Newport.

      Police: St Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what resources UK police forces provided to the police service of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena in each of the last five years.

      Police: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what safeguards have been put in place to prevent undercover police officers from forming sexual relationships with those they are investigating.

      Special Constables

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Special Constables in the (a) Metropolitan Police and (b) Greater Manchester Police have been subject to disciplinary proceedings in...

  • Treasury

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether households comprising (a) one disabled parent unable to work and another parent in work and (b) a single disabled parent will be entitled to receive...

    • Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of (a) the number of payday firms that will be in operation and (b) the projected consumer demand for payday loans in...

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what analysis his Department has made of the performance of credit caps on payday lending firms in operation in (a) the USA, (b) Canada and (c) Australia.

      EU Law

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

      Gold: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2014, Official Report, column 121W, on gold prices, if he will request that the review into the operation of the gold...

      Nato

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Government will repay additional costs incurred as a result of hosting the NATO Summit by (a) the Welsh government, (b) Welsh local authorities...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many HM Revenue and Customs staff worked in the Personal Tax (Operations) Directorate in July 2014; and what his forecast is of the number working in...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many arrests HM Revenue and Customs has made in (a) Medway and (b) Kent for offences relating to the sale of illicit cigarettes in each of the...

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of cigarettes on which tax has not been paid in (a) Gillingham and Rainham constituency, (b) Kent and (c) England in...

  • Transport

    • Buses: Tyres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what date he plans to publish the conclusions to research into tyre-ageing on buses and coaches that he commissioned in December 2013.

    • Cycleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many segregated bicycle lanes have been constructed in England in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; (2) how many...

      Directly Operated Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what total mobilisation costs have been incurred by each franchise operated by Directly Operated Railways since 6 May 2010.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many driving licence (a) applications and (b) renewals breached the target timeframe for processing in each of the last five years; and in how many...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many driving licence (a) applications and (b) renewals the DVLA has received in each of the last five years.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the current target timeframe is for processing of driving licence (a) applications and (b) renewals; and whether the same timeframe applies in the...

      EU Law

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

      Ferries: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the current level of compliance is with the (a) Merchant Shipping (Weighing of Goods Vehicles and other Cargo) Regulations 1988, (b) Merchant...

      Ferries: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the current level of compliance is with the Merchant Shipping (Emergency Equipment Lockers for Ro/Ro Passenger Ships) Regulations 1988 amongst...

      Malaysia Airlines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will discuss with the Civil Aviation Authority the lessons to be learned following the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

      Merseyrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of whether Merseyrail has an appropriate emergency response plan to deal with a terrorist attack on the rail network; and...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether there is a mechanism to enable the transfer of Network Rail's Control Period 6 funding into Control Period 5; and whether such a mechanism has...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what date he expects to introduce legislation to make Network Rail subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Nottingham-Lincoln Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to make an announcement on improvements to the Nottingham to Lincoln line.

      Pedestrian Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the recommendations contained in the report, A review of pedestrian walking speeds and time needed to cross the road,...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the process is for the review of the National Rail Conditions of Carriage; when that review will be completed; and whether there will be...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with rolling stock companies on the replacement or refurbishment of Pacer units as part of the Northern/TPE franchise...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 of 10 February 2014, reference F0001198, for what reasons the Maritime and...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which local highways authorities are not members of maintenance alliances.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which local highways authorities do not use the pothole repair methods recommended the highways maintenance efficiency programme report, Prevention and...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the National Audit Office report, maintaining strategic infrastructure: roads, what savings, under what headings, the Highways Agency...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the scope for the Highways Agency and local highways authorities to share departments, plant and staff and other...

      Roads: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding his Department has allocated to each local authority in the West Midlands for road improvement in each of the last five years.

      Roads: Wildlife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance he gives on procedures to be followed by highways authorities and police forces with respect to the identification of deceased animals on...

      Shipping: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the Maritime and Coastguard Agency's (MCA) annual budget was for promoting the UK Shipping Register internationally to encourage ship owners...

      Telephone Services

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

      Television

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

      UK Chamber of Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many officials from the UK Chamber of Shipping have been seconded to work in his Department since May 2010; and in what areas of maritime policy...

What is this?

The parliamentary question is a great way for MPs and Peers to discover information which the government may not wish to reveal. Ministers reply via written answers, a list of which gets published daily.

We let you vote on whether or not the answer given is adequate.

September 2014
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930 

Did you find what you were looking for?