Written answers

Friday, 26 September 2014

  • Home Office

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police-instigated disclosures relating to (a) women and (b) men have been made under the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme in...

    • Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance she gives to UK police forces on using the European Arrest Warrant in respect of people against whom there is no evidence an...

  • Wales Office

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many staff the Wales Office employs on zero hour contracts.

    • Official Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, which official engagements have been held in the Wales Office in the last three months.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with Ministers in the Northern Ireland Executive about measures to bring the level of car insurance premiums in...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • National Insurance Contributions: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that people in Northern Ireland who were 14 and 15 years of age in 1947 and who paid national...

    • Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of (a) single, (b) two-person, (c) three-person and (d) four-person occupancy...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which statutory safety tests the Health and Safety Executive apply to an application from an operator in the offshore oil and gas industry for...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what changes have been made by the Health and Safety Executive to accommodation standards for offshore oil and gas workers on installations in...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions (a) Ministers in his Departmant and (b) the Health and Safety Executive have had with trades union representatives on...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions (a) Ministers in his Department and (b) the Health and Safety Executive have had with representatives of Oil and Gas...

  • House of Lords

    • Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current security situation in Afghanistan; and what is their assessment of Taliban intentions.

    • Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had any discussions with their partners in the Responsibility Deal about the recent introduction of vodka sorbet in supermarkets.

      Antibiotics

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risk to public health of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria recently discovered in riverbeds downstream from sewage works.

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who are the serving officers at 4 star level; and what are their appointments and dates of appointment. To ask Her Majesty’s Government who are the...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the new conditions for granting European Arrest Warrants will (1) require prima facie evidence to be produced, and (2) safeguard the right of habeas...

      Asylum: Albania

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information and personal data are provided to the Albanian authorities on unaccompanied asylum-seeking children from Albania making asylum claims in the...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact universal exit checks at United Kingdom borders will have on (1) passenger and freight queuing times at ports...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of Preventing Sexual Violence (PSVI) summit earlier this year, what representation, if any, have they made to the government of Burma with...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of Preventing Sexual Violence (PSVI) summit earlier this year, what action they are taking to support the establishment of an international...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of on-going allegations of rape against military officials in Burma, what conditions, if any, were agreed with the government of Burma on...

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the full-fare cost of journeys undertaken by older people using free bus passes was reimbursed to bus operators by each local authority in...

      Castes: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 May (WA 331–2) and the comments by Helen Grant, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State...

      Central African Republic

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of reports of worsening humanitarian access to the Central African Republic.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Earl Howe on 9 July (HL Deb, col. 216), how many managerial and clerical staff were appointed to each of the Clinical Commissioning...

      Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to reform the European Union fisheries policy.

      Diesel Fuel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from environmental non-governmental organisations, over the past 20 years, on the subject of efforts to encourage...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) business visitor visas, (2) child visitor visas, (3) family visitor visas, (4) general visitor visas, and (5) student visitor visas, were issued...

      EU: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each government department, from July to December 2013, (1) on how many occasions the scrutiny reserve resolution in the House of Lords was overridden,...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their long-term targets concerning the prevention and punishment of female genital mutilation (FGM), in the light of recent reforms and the creation...

      Forests

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to bring forward legislation to establish a new public body to hold the Public Forest Estate to account.

      Fuels: Tax Evasion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Newby on 15 July (HL Deb, col. 501), what specific legislative change was undertaken specifically to deal with the absence of...

      Gastrointestinal Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to ensure that primary carers and general practitioners receive sufficient training about paediatric, adolescent, wild-type and...

      Government Departments: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their recruitment of 10 positions to advise on the management and performance of the railways represents additional Department for Transport staff or...

      Health Visitors

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the 4,200 extra health visitors they are seeking to recruit by 2015 they expect (1) to work in the National Health Service, and (2) to complete...

      Hilda Murrell

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 9 April (WA 302–3), on what specific date in July 2014 they will make an application to...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had discussions with the directors of G4S about that company’s adherence to the terms of the Fourth Geneva Convention as it applies...

      Jubilee Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 28 July (WA 257–8), whether they have considered conducting a reassessment, 10 years after the...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to remove the exemption for skip lorries and concrete mixing lorries from the requirement to be fitted with a safety bar, and, if...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Speed Limits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Kramer on 24 July (WS 137), what tougher procedures and sanctions they propose for lorry drivers caught...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Speed Limits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Kramer on 24 July (WS 137), how the change to HGV speed limits will reinforce the credibility and importance of...

      Manchester-Burnley Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the introduction of railway services between Manchester and East Lancashire via the Todmorden curve is still expected to take place by December 2014;...

      Manchester-Burnley Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government with whom responsibility lies for the acquisition of rolling stock to commence operating a direct train service from Manchester to Burnley now that the new...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will use the calls of the families of those killed in Israel and Palestine for non-violence as a means to promote verified ceasefires and the...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Hamas’ offer of a 10-year truce.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent representations they have made to the government of Israel about their ground incursion into Gaza.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of how civilians in Gaza can best be protected.

      Muslim Brotherhood

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what investigations have been or are being carried out into (1) The Cordoba Foundation, (2) The Emirates Centre for Human Rights, and (3) The Middle East...

      Orders and Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many statutory instruments from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have been laid this calendar year; of those, what percentage...

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total amount of Department for International Development money spent on education programmes in Pakistan; and how many school teachers have been...

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are continuing to fund the Mir Khalil ur Rahman Foundation (MKRF) to provide education awareness programmes in Pakistan; and what was the total...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency concerning the storage of rockets in its facilities in Gaza, and its...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the capability of hospitals in Gaza to cope with the numbers of injured.

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the alleged delivery of medical equipment and drugs to hospitals in Gaza by the Israel Defence Forces; and whether the...

      Parliamentary Information and Communications Technology Service

      To ask the Chairman of Committees how many staff are employed by PICT in each senior pay band; and what has been the average yearly increase in salary for each band in each of the last five years.

      Police: Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many 4x4s or SUVs or off-road vehicles each police force possesses, listed by make and model.

      Self-harm

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 14 July (WA 105–7), what are the figures for each NHS Trust in England for (1) the number of (a) girls,...

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for Wales of the outcome of the referendum on Scottish independence.

      Speed Limits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Kramer on 24 July (WS 137), whether they intend to apply the reasoning that the “current speed limit just...

      Transport: Capital Investment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their typical requirements for a business case seeking investment in a transport-related investment scheme; whether those requirements are the same...

      Viral Haemorrhagic Disease

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to banning all flights from countries in Africa in which cases of the Ebola virus have occurred.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Leader of the House, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 17 July (WA 144–5), whether she will discourage ministers and spokespersons from answering Written Questions by...

      Angola

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Angola regarding food insecurity in that country; and whether they have encouraged that government to...

      Armed Conflict: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the commitment to a High-Level Review in United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2122 and to women, peace and security financing at the...

      Army: Parachuting

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the British Army last inserted forces for combat operations by means of parachute drop at greater than platoon strength other than under the control of...

      BBC Debts.com

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Financial Conduct Authority's finding that it has been carrying out consumer credit activities without their permission or...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the introduction of exit checks at United Kingdom borders will not affect (1) freedom of movement, and (2) the...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 15 July (WA 111), whether the comprehensive exit checks on passengers departing on scheduled...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 15 July (WA 111), whether in specifying the second generation of e-gates under the Border...

      Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the proposal to deploy smart meters requiring wifi in homes, what progress has been made with the rollout of broadband.

      Brunei

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the freedom to worship of British Christian and Jewish visitors to Brunei.

      Cardiovascular System: Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made against each of the actions in their Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy.

      Charity Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish the responses to their consultation on extending the Charity Commission’s powers to tackle abuse in charities; and if...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 28 July (WA 247) what specific estimates they have made of the expected “positive impact” of...

      China

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of China about China's obligations under Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,...

      Codes of Practice

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to restore and update the Cabinet Office Precedent Book.

      Council of Ministers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 21 July (WA 156), how many times since 2008 the Council of the European Union has disagreed with items on...

      Debts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of regulation of debt management companies.

      Debts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answers by Lord Newby on 28 July (HL Deb, cols. 1409–11), whether cold callers recruiting for debt management companies are required to...

      Debts: Advisory Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what further plans they have to support charities and other organisations that seek to help people in financial difficulty.

      Diplomatic Relations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what new initiatives they are taking to maximise the use of soft power in their international diplomacy.

      Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will extend the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund to provide householders with additional financial support via the Energy Company Obligation...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any citizens of foreign countries who require a visa to enter the United Kingdom but who do not require a visa to enter the Republic of Ireland.

      Ethiopia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they give, when allocating aid to Ethiopia, to the human rights situation in that country, particularly in relation to the Oromo population.

      EU Regional Policy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities regarding the European Union cohesion policy.

      Eurogroup

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom has ever been offered the opportunity to attend Eurogroup meetings; and if so, on how many occasions and what was their response.

      European Union: Legislative Competence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the statement of the Foreign Secretary on the Andrew Marr Show on 20 July, which powers of the European Union they consider must be repatriated to...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to governments in countries where female genital mutilation (FGM) is practised; and what steps they have taken to verify...

      Financial Conduct Authority

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many visits there have been from April 2014 to the last month for which data are available to the page on the Financial Conduct Authority website listing...

      Food Supply Networks Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 14 July (WA 94), on what date they received Professor Elliott’s final report into the food chain;...

      Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment has been made at the Girl Summit 2014 of the role played by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) in safeguarding the...

      Health Services and Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the actual or estimated annual expenditure, stated in 2010 prices, in (1) 2013–14, and (2) 2009–10, on each of the following items of...

      Higher and Further Education: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to increase the number of students enrolling in further and higher education; and how they intend to fund any growth in...

      Higher Education: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support universities to address the problems highlighted in the recent report published by the Nuffield Foundation and the...

      Hong Kong

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how often, and with what result, they have raised breaches of Hong Kong's Basic Law with China in the last five years.

      Indonesia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the freedom to worship of British Christian and Jewish visitors to Indonesia.

      Internet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what if any financial arrangements they have with the Internet Computer Bureau which allow the latter to make money from the sale of dependent territory...

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the state of freedom of religion and belief in Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to respond to the humanitarian situation caused by the displacement of persons from ISIS-controlled areas of Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to referring the alleged human rights abuses committed by ISIS to the International Criminal Court for further...

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to assist religious leaders in Iraq to respond collaboratively and in a non-sectarian manner to the human rights abuses allegedly...

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Iraqi President, Speaker and acting Prime Minister about the early establishment of an inclusive government there.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the total number of dual national British–Israeli citizens serving in the Israeli Defence Force. To ask Her Majesty’s...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take any action against those British citizens serving in the Israeli Defence Force.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have published any information for the British citizens travelling to Israel regarding the possibility of their involvement in operations in Gaza.

      Lloyds Banking Group

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to take any action in connection with those who served on the board of Lloyds Banking Group when that company was involved in LIBOR fixing...

      Malaysia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 21 January (WA 136), what progress has been made in resuming the European Union–Malaysia Human...

      Marriage: Ceremonies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that registered civil partners wishing to undergo a marriage ceremony with religious elements receive equal treatment as same sex...

      Mediation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their response to their consultation on Alternative Dispute Resolution for consumers which began in March.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of Israeli civilians who have been (1) killed, and (2) wounded, as a result of rockets fired at Israeli cities...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the statement by the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights that Israel's latest military offensive in Gaza “could...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel concerning the reported shooting of unarmed Palestinian civilians in the West Bank between...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to assess the impact of prolonged attacks on Gaza on (1) the mental health of the population, and (2) water supplies.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the Palestinians reportedly killed and injured during West Bank protests against...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made as to whether the shelling of the Ash Shuja’iyeh district, the United Nations school compound and Al Shifa and Al Wafah...

      Ministers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 22 July (WA 197), how many of the 13 ministers who are not in receipt of a ministerial salary...

      National Careers Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what level of training in autism awareness National Careers Service advisers are expect to have.

      Nigeria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that Royal Dutch Shell's subsidiarity in Nigeria has failed to deal with oil pollution from its pipelines, as...

      Nigeria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effects of oil pollution on the Bodo community in Rivers State in Nigeria; and whether they have any plans to meet...

      Nigeria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to request information from Royal Dutch Shell on any plans to ensure that its pipeline infrastructure in Nigeria is properly maintained...

      Nigeria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the government of Nigeria concerning reports of abductions in North-Eastern Nigeria this year in addition to the...

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Warsi on 23 July (HL Deb, cols GC 460–4) on the Commission of Inquiry Report on human rights in North Korea, whether...

      Orders and Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many statutory instruments from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have been laid this calendar year; of those, what percentage corrected...

      Orders and Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many statutory instruments from the Ministry of Justice have been laid this calendar year; of those, what percentage corrected errors in a previous...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have sent emergency aid for the children of Gaza including medical, food and shelter.

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to provide medical aid in Gaza, in particular to hospitals treating injured civilians.

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to encourage a total lifting of the blockade of Gaza.

      Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their consultation document Freedom and Choice in Pensions (CM 8901), on what they intend to spend the £20 million allocated in the...

      Prisoners: Dependants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the case for a statutory duty on courts to identify whether individuals sentenced to prison or held on remand have children or...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent calculations by the Taxpayers’ Alliance that £120 billion of public funds was wasted last year; and...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the Barnett formula, in the light of the referendum on Scottish independence.

      Public Expenditure: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with ministers of the Welsh Government during the last 12 months regarding replacing, or amending, the Barnett Formula as it...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they place any restrictions on the freedom to worship of those of all faiths from Brunei, Indonesia or Turkey visiting the United Kingdom.

      Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Randerson on 23 July (WA 221), whether they will publish on a weekly basis details of all issues of an economic...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the identified savings from current and planned reorganisations of HM Revenue and Customs, including the potential numbers of reductions in...

      Russia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they are using to assess the impact and effectiveness of current European Union sanctions on Russia.

      Russia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that United Kingdom companies conducting business in or with the government of Russia in compliance with European Union...

      Schools

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 30 June (WA 226) stating that they “do not hold a central record of all new schools built by local...

      Senior Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the forthcoming General Election, they will consult the Opposition about the appointment of a Chief Executive of the Civil Service...

      Serious Fraud Office

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how their supervision of the Serious Fraud Office is exercised; and what recent assessment they have made of the performance of the Office.

      Students: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to initiate a review of the sustainability of the student loans system.

      Students: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to improve the student loan system, should it prove to be too inefficient in its current format.

      Sugar

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 17 July (WA 144–5), whether the Minister will now provide a substantive answer to the question.

      Supermarkets: Conditions of Employment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of employment practices in the United Kingdom supermarket sector.

      Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Newby on 9 July (HL Deb, cols 209–11), whether they intend to continue to encourage investments in (1) the alternative...

      Taxation: Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the amount of income tax, value added tax and company taxation paid by migrants to the United Kingdom and by companies set up by...

      Third Sector

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they have learnt from promoting the Big Society. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the promotion of the Big Society has had on...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the freedom to worship of British Christian and Jewish visitors to Turkey.

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Northover on 23 June (WA 136) and 8 July (WA 40), why the request to place a document in the Library of the House...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 28 July (WA 273), what is their estimate of the impact of European Union membership on United Kingdom...

      Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what medical assistance they are providing to military hospitals in Ukraine.

      UN Convention for Protection of Cultural Property in Event of Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 12 May (HL Deb, col 1650), when they expect there to be parliamentary time to introduce legislation to...

      UN High Commissioner for Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the budget of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is provided by the United Kingdom; and what percentage of the...

      Vat

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the current regulations with regard to the levying of value added tax on repairs and maintenance of old and listed buildings; and whether there are...

      War Graves

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions the Ministry of Defence has held with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission about erecting a named headstone to mark the grave of Private...

      Youth Engagement Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the number of young people from the gypsy and traveller communities not in education, training or employment, what steps they are taking to...

      Albania

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what agreements have been signed, to which the United Kingdom and Albania are both parties, for the period 1 March 2013 to the present; and whether they will...

      Association of British Insurers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish details of all meetings between ministers and the Association of British Insurers in the past 12 months.

      Autism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many and what proportion of people in assessment and treatment units are known to have autism spectrum disorder; and of those, how many are children.

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect to introduce universal exit checks at United Kingdom borders by the end of the current Parliament; and, if so, what the scheme will cost,...

      Bread: Pesticides

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the amount of pesticides in bread.

      British Petroleum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the judgments of courts in the United States which have recently awarded significant damages against BP; and what...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 24 July (HL Deb, cols 1324–8) to the debate on Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human...

      Cabinet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the meeting of the Cabinet in Aberdeen on 24 February, whether they have any plans to hold Cabinet meetings in Wales and Northern Ireland.

      Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the results of the cancer patient experience survey will be used to hold Clinical Commissioning Groups to account for improvements in patient...

      Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of variations in cancer patient experiences.

      Chernobyl: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assisted in any schemes offering holidays in the United Kingdom to children affected by the Chernobyl disaster; and if not, whether they...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 28 July (WA 247), in addition to the “qualitative assessment of the economic impacts” of the...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many contracts for the provision of services have been entered into by each of the Clinical Commissioning Groups in England since their formation; of...

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people were sectioned under the Mental Health Acts in each year of the last decade, disaggregated by racial profile; how many of those people had a...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the cost to the National Health Service in the last year of the number of children being hospitalised for the extensive extraction of deciduous...

      Derelict Land

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure there is clear and transparent information about the availability of brownfield land for development.

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the publication of the Ministry of Defence's Global Strategic Trends out to 2045, what consideration they have given to educational inequalities...

      Diego Garcia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 28 July (WA 249), whether they will now answer the question as tabled.

      Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they give to electoral registration and returning officers regarding applications they receive from individuals who apply to register to vote but...

      Employment Schemes: Learning Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to expand community-based support to accommodate people with learning disabilities placed in hospital in a way that supports skills and...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the use of prepayment meters on the ability of lower income households to pay their energy bills.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to encourage the six major energy companies to adhere to the five principles on the use of prepayment meters which were agreed...

      Forced Labour

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many audits of supply chains have been undertaken to ensure that public bodies and publicly-funded projects are not using forced labour through their...

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how a business is to determine whether its activity will be classed as “manufacture”, “supply”, “installation” or...

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether live dealer studios holding current European Economic Area and White-list authorisation for the services they provide to those offering live dealer...

      Gastrointestinal Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to support research into paediatric, adolescent, wild-type and syndromic gastrointestinal stromal tumour cancer.

      Gastrointestinal Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to improve diagnosis and treatment of paediatric, adolescent, wild-type and syndromic gastrointestinal stromal tumour cancer....

      General Practitioners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what categories of Quality and Outcomes Framework payments are available to general practitioner practices.

      Golf: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to golf clubs which host national and international events in the United Kingdom about the continuing discrimination...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the amount of floor space provided in newly built houses and flats in relation to average household needs in the United Kingdom.

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the availability of suitable housing for housing benefit claimants eligible for the under-occupancy charge who are willing...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals on domestic worker visas have sought assistance as victims of human trafficking through the National Referral Mechanism. To ask Her...

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 24 July (HL Deb, cols 1324–8) to the debate on Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human...

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have met the administration of Kurdish-controlled Iraq since ISIS took control of other Iraqi regions; and in particular whether they have...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the value of United Kingdom arms sales to Israel in the last 12 months, including cryptographic equipment; and what assessment they have made of the...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take action to place an arms embargo on Israel.

      Lasers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take in respect of the import, mainly through the internet, of laser pointers above classes 1 and 2, in the light of the study...

      Meat: Antibiotics

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the amount of antibiotics in meat and meat products.

      Mesothelioma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was spent on mesothelioma research in 2013 and 2014. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding has been designated for mesothelioma...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to initiate dialogues, whether under their own auspices or those of other neutral states, between Israelis and Palestinians, along the...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the bombardment of Gaza.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of allegations that the Israeli Defence Force’s Operation Protective Edge has deliberately targeted civilian infrastructure.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to secure an independent international investigation of the level of civilian deaths and casualties in Gaza arising from Israel's...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take internationally to require Israel to lift the blockade of Gaza.

      Ministers: Conduct

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy that ministers speaking from the despatch box in their capacity as ministers should not express personal opinions in conflict with...

      Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Cladribine is available for people with multiple sclerosis through the National Health Service; and, if not, what steps they are taking to make it...

      National Lottery

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much lottery money has been spent on sports and recreation each year since the establishment of the National Lottery; how much they anticipate will be...

      Neurofibromatosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government out of all known patients with neurofibromatosis Type 1, how many were treated in the last 12 months at the two designated national specialist care centres....

      Neurofibromatosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements are being made to treat patients with neurofibromatosis Type 1 who do not meet the thresholds set at the two designated national specialist...

      Neurofibromatosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure early diagnosis of patients with neurofibromatosis type 1.

      NHS

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what opportunity the House of Lords and House of Commons will be given to scrutinise the NHS Mandate 2015–16 ahead of its publication.

      NHS

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the National Health Service Mandate in holding the National Health Service accountable to government.

      NHS

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP on 22 July (HC Deb, col 119WS), at what point the...

      NHS: Obesity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have on the numbers of National Health Service staff who are (1) obese grade I, (2) obese grade II (severe obesity), and (3) obese...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Earl Howe on 9 July (HL Deb, col 216) and Written Answer on 29 July (WA 286), how the figure of 19,300 fewer administrative staff...

      Nigeria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria concerning a reported military attack on pro-Palestinian protesters at the annual Al Quds...

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Warsi on 23 July (HL Deb, cols GC 460–4) on the Commission of Inquiry Report on human rights in North Korea, how many...

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Warsi on 23 July (HL Deb, cols 460–4GC) to the debate on the Commission of Inquiry Report on human rights in North...

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Warsi on 23 July (HL Deb, cols 460–4GC) to the debate on the Commission of Inquiry Report on human rights in North...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what further action they plan to take internationally to ban the trade in goods and services from Israel's settlements in occupied Palestinian territories.

      Orders and Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 29 July (WA 297), what percentage of statutory instruments laid by the Cabinet Office this...

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have provided military intelligence, logistic and material support to the army of Pakistan during its military operations against international...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to ask the government of Egypt to re-open the Rafah crossing for the evacuation of severely injured people from Gaza.

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that Hamas militants are attempting to negotiate a new arms deal with North Korea for missiles and communications...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the practical and humanitarian consequences of the damage recently done to the large electricity plant in Gaza.

      Palliative Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent steps they have taken to improve the provision of palliative care services.

      Palliative Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps have been taken to explore the feasibility of replicating the Liverpool STARS programme for people at the end of life elsewhere in England.

      Palliative Care Funding Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the data collected by the Palliative Care Funding Review; and whether they have plans to introduce the provision of free...

      Pharmacy: Colne

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the causes of the delay in the transfer of the pharmacy into the new Colne Health Centre from the old premises; and when it will happen.

      Prisoners: Dependants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for judges asking individuals whom they have remanded or sentenced to prison whether there are any children or...

      Prisoners: Dependants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimates have been made of the number of children or vulnerable adults dependent upon individuals who have been refused bail and held on remand in the...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 24 July (HL Deb, cols 1324–8) to the debate on Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average call waiting time in each of the last five years of the HM Revenue and Customs helpline.

      Russia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are analysing any evidence relating to the suggestion that Russia may be in breach of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty; and, if...

      Sexual Dysfunction

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the “overall policy objective” referred to at paragraph 21, page 9 of their consultation response Proposed changes to NHS availability of...

      Skin: Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the length of time that patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria wait between initial diagnosis and referral to a...

      Sovereignty

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of a nation.

      Spinal Injuries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce the waiting lists for admission to the eight specialist spinal injury units in England of newly injured spinal cord...

      Spinal Injuries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that National Health Service wheelchair services do not delay discharge of patients at spinal injury units as a result...

      Spinal Injuries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total bed capacity of the United Kingdom's spinal injury units; and how that figure compares to the current level of acute and long-term readmissions.

      Sports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how often, and when, the Cabinet Committee tasked with delivering an Olympic and Paralympic sports legacy has met since the London Games in 2012; what were...

      St Helena

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to ensure that direct flights from Europe which include a refuelling stop will be given full consideration in assessing which companies...

      Stabilisation Unit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the individual cost of preparing deployable civilian experts, civil servants and police officers for service abroad with the Stabilisation Unit...

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the additional annual funding that would be raised by (1) each one per cent rise in income tax, (2) each one per cent rise in...

      Telephone Preference Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the effectiveness of the Telephone Preference Service.

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what diplomatic initiatives they have undertaken following the passing of anti-homosexual legislation in Uganda; and to what extent are they supporting...

      War Crimes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of a war crime.

      World Bank

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with the World Bank about the Bank’s policies regarding safeguards for indigenous peoples. To ask Her Majesty’s...

      Affordable Housing: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent they are supporting the Greater London Authority in providing affordable accommodation for young professionals within the capital.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Phillip Dunne MP on 2 July (HC Deb, col 678W), what is...

      Politics and Government: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the publication of the Ministry of Defence’s Global Strategic Trends out to 2045, what consideration they have given to its assessment that...

      Claims Management Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the application of the Conduct of Authorised Persons Rules 2013.

      False Imprisonment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 24 June (WA 144), what was the overall cost for the last three years of legal aid claims in respect of false...

      Parking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that any changes in parking regulations do not affect bus routes.

      Postal Service: Competition

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Ofcom has conducted any analysis of regulatory options to protect the universal postal service in the case of a material increase in end-to-end...

      Postal Services: Competition

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect Ofcom to undertake a review of the impact of end-to-end competitors on the universal postal service.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many offenders were given tariffs of less than two years under section 225 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 before the Act was amended in 2007; how many...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to encouraging energy companies to use income-differentiated tariffs as a means of addressing fuel poverty.

      Prisoners: Self-harm

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken in response to Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons’ findings in respect of case management procedures to support...

      Ranby Prison

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes they plan to make to HMP Ranby in the light of the report of an unannounced inspection of HMP Ranby by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of...

      Ranby Prison

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to increase the number of prisoners working, in the light of the findings of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of...

      Supermarkets: Competition

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to lay before Parliament the statutory instrument recommended by the Groceries Code Adjudicator to the Secretary of State for Business,...

      A417: A436

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timetable for the major improvement of the A417/ A436 junction at the Air Balloon roundabout in Gloucestershire; and what immediate steps are...

      Amantadine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people in England with (1) Parkinson’s, and (2) other conditions, have been prescribed Amantadine in each of the last five years.

      Antisemitism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last conducted an assessment of levels of anti-semitism in the United Kingdom; and what plans they have for future such assessments.

      Children: Personal Records

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Garden of Frognal on 8 January 2013 (HL4331), on what date Ministers received the report "Information sharing in...

      Children's Centres

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Nash on 30 July (HL1559–62), what assessment they have made of The Children’s Society’s report The...

      Consumers: Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the comments by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Jenny Willott, on 13 May (HC Deb, col 691),...

      Diesel Fuel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what incentives they have put in place over the past 20 years to encourage motorists to switch from petrol to diesel fuel.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to encouraging the six largest energy companies to develop and use their own vulnerability checklist as part of a...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will work with energy companies to ensure that those using pre-payment meters pay the equivalent tariffs to those paying by direct debit,...

      Floods: Somerset

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the readiness to deal with possible flooding on the Somerset Levels in the winter of 2014–15.

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when further guidance will be provided to online poker gambling companies and their software providers in respect of the latest licence conditions and codes...

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will clarify which elements of the Remote Gambling and Software Technical Standards are considered mandatory; and whether they have received any...

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why, in respect of the Remote Gambling and Software Technical Standards, concessions were granted on compliance times in relation to auto-play and clock display.

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what work has been done to ensure that new compliance rules relating to the Gambling Act 2005 and the Remote Gambling and Software Technical Standards do not...

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the release in July 2014 of the Gambling Commission’s consultation on amendments to its statement of principles for licensing...

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Gambling Commission will publish the reasoning behind each gambling software licence decision.

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 30 July (HL1323), why they accept that the European Commission has a locus in the matter of the border...

      Hearing Impairment: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish their criteria for the award of contracts for the provision of audiology services to their agencies.

      Hindley Young Offender Institution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report published on 15 August by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons on the lower site at Hindley Young Offenders Institution, which found...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 24 July (HL1011), what is the proposed timetable of steps in deciding when mitochondrial donation should be...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review their relationship with the government of Iran, including considering firmer sanctions.

      Iraq: Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the latest situation in Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the then United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, that “there seems to be a...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Palestinian civilians, at the time of the latest ceasefire, had been (1) killed, and (2) injured, as a result of Israel’s military action in...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 30 July (HL1482), whether they now consider that the recent military action by Israel in Gaza is...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 18 August (HL1710), whether they regard that the lifting of the Israeli blockade of Gaza is...

      Monetary Policy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have ruled out cancelling the gilt-edged securities bought by the Bank of England under the quantitative easing policy.

      National Child Measurement Programme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the cost of the National Child Measurement Programme.

      NHS

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement on the NHS Commissioning Board: Annual Assessment and Annual Report and Accounts by Earl Howe on 22 July (WS...

      Offences against Children: Rotherham

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving to bringing criminal charges for conspiracy and misconduct in a public office against any officials, social workers,...

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the optometry services provided under contract to their agencies operate in a market in which there are sufficient...

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the terms of the recently awarded contract to supply optometry services to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency for a three-year...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 29 July (HL1376), and in the light of the discovery of tunnels from Gaza into Israel, what assessment...

      Parliament: Work Experience

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend further to support young people from low-income families in accessing government internship and work experience opportunities within the...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to maximise the availability of new pension freedoms.

      Pharmacy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what basis the Department of Health reimburses small independent chemists for NHS prescription drugs; whether they reimburse the full wholesale amount to...

      Prisons: Race Relations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many race relations posts at a senior level there are currently in prisons; and what were the numbers (1) five, and (2) ten years ago.

      Public Libraries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions are being taken at national level to preserve and enhance a public library system which takes account of the uses and demands of new technology.

      Railways: Bridges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who funded the footbridge at Stodham, near Petersfield, which was recently opened to provide an alternative to a level crossing.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current estimate of cost overrun on future rail electrification.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Department for Transport and Office of Rail Regulation staff are investigating Network Rail's costs of electrification; and whether the Department...

      Rivers: Somerset

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the progress in setting up a rivers board better to manage water in the Somerset Levels.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Popat on 11 August (HL1600), whether their assessment is that British Christian and Jewish visitors to Turkey do or do...

      Academies and Free Schools

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Lord Nash on 28 July (HL Deb, cols 1416–19), what proportion of the salary costs in free schools is spent on non-teaching...

      Andy Coulson

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why Andy Coulson is being held in a top security prison.

      Anjem Choudary

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Home Office officials have had any discussions with Mr Anjem Choudary.

      Anjem Choudary

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Home Office has, in the last 10 years, provided funding for any organisation supported, run or assisted by Mr Anjem Choudary.

      Ashya King

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Attorney General was consulted about the European Arrest Warrant issued for the parents of Ashya King.

      Asylum: Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to resettling in the United Kingdom a proportion of those displaced from ISIS-controlled areas of Iraq.

      Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum seekers were first registered in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; how many of those were children; and what were the ten most...

      Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum seekers applied for asylum in Northern Ireland after having first sought and been registered for asylum in the Republic of Ireland in each of...

      Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum seekers are currently being housed in Northern Ireland; and how many were granted leave to remain in the United Kingdom in each of the last...

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance is given to the Counter Terrorism Unit concerning its involvement in the reception and integration of Syrian refugees under the Syrian...

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Syrian Refugees have arrived in the United Kingdom under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme. To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether...

      British Nationals Abroad: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to create a specific, indictable offence with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, for British subjects offering support to, or...

      Cooperatives

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the Financial Conduct Authority’s responsibilities for the oversight of cooperative societies are sufficient to protect the...

      Cycleways: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current position in respect of the agreement of the Royal Parks to the Mayor of London’s proposed east–west cycle superhighway;...

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendations made by Barnardo’s in its report of April 2014 on the treatment of children in the Cedars facility;...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the criteria for giving visas to overseas church representatives in cases where all fares and expenses are guaranteed by a...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government , further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 11 August (HL1352), whether the citizens of the countries referred to in the answer could enter...

      Entry Clearances: Chernobyl

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what visa requirements, screening procedures and payments are necessary before an individual suffering from the after-effects of the Chernobyl nuclear...

      Equal Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that public authorities in England and Scotland have equivalent duties in respect of gender pay differences to those required by the...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 29 July (HL1167), how many fully qualified Typhoon pilots there are in the Royal Air Force.

      Extradition

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 29 July (WA 277), whether any working group or committee within Government is currently giving consideration...

      Financial Services: Zimbabwe

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to co-operating with the United States Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission, as part of their...

      Food Supply Networks Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many meetings have been held by Ministers with representatives of the food industry to discuss the subject matter of the Elliott Review into the...

      Food Supply Networks Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the cost to date of the Elliott Review into the Integrity and assurance of the food supply networks; and when the final report will be published.

      Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which provisions of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 enable the sharing of information received by the Gambling Commission with overseas...

      Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what type of information the Gambling Commission intends to share with overseas regulators.

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether companies providing sound effects, graphics and language translation services for use in the creation of gambling products require a licence.

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why intellectual property relating to gambling software, often owned by separate companies which in turn license that software, rather than by the direct...

      Gambling: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Gambling Commission’s guidance on licensing; and in particular whether they consider that it is clear in respect of who...

      Glen Parva Young Offender Institution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes have been made at Glen Parva Young Offenders Institution since the report by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons published on 6 August, which...

      Hilda Murrell

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 4 August (HL938), they will give the titles and dates of the five files relating to Hilda...

      Hindley Young Offender Institution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken in response to the report published on 15 August by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons on the lower site at Hindley Young Offenders...

      Hindley Young Offender Institution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government , in the light of the report published on 15 August by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons on the lower site at Hindley Young Offenders Institution, which found...

      House of Lords: Computer Software

      To ask the Chairman of Committees how many Members of the House of Lords have been unable to access features such as their emails and calendars since the switch to Office 365.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many child victims of human trafficking were interviewed in 2013 by competent authority staff, as opposed to specialist interviewers.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children of illegal immigrants have been detained in the United Kingdom in each year since 2010.

      Immigration Controls: Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have given any instructions to immigration officials on giving greater scrutiny or priority to Bahraini nationals in carrying out entry...

      Isabella Acevedo

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) immigration officers, and (2) police officers, effected the detention of Isabella Acevedo at Haringey Town Hall on 18 July; and what guidance...

      Islam

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they apply in selecting members of the Muslim community to consult; and whether the Home Office has employed or consulted advisers who believe...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the case of Ms Khalidah Jarrar, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council; and...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of Palestinian Legislative Council members now imprisoned or detained in Israel; and whether they are making...

      Max Clifford

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why Max Clifford was handcuffed to a prison officer when he attended his brother’s funeral; and whether he remained so restrained throughout the service.

      Merlin Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government , further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 6 November 2013 (HL2992–5), on what day 846 Naval Air Squadron will stand up the first Royal...

      Merlin Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 6 November 2013 (HL 2992–5), whether programme funding has been agreed for ship-optimisation...

      Merlin Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 25 October 2013 (HL2640), whether Nimrod MRA4 ASW technology has now been incorporated into the...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what differences are required in generic skills in (1) surveillance, (2) anti-submarine warfare, and (3) anti-surface warfare, in respect of aircrew of (a)...

      Navy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 25 October 2013 (HL2640), what programme of work the Royal Navy is undertaking to establish the best...

      Navy: Military Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Royal Navy pilots are flying (1) F35 aircraft with the US military, (2) F18 aircraft with the US military, (3) Typhoon aircraft, (4) Hawk aircraft,...

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any Royal Air Force Nimrod aircrews have been funded since the cancellation of the Nimrod MRA4 programme in 2010; and if so, how many, and why.

      Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the report by Professor Jay, Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham (1997 – 2013), they will ask Her...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the condition of the civilian population of Gaza in relation to hunger, shelter, clean water, sewage disposal, access to...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the level of humanitarian aid to Gaza from United Kingdom public funds has changed in the current financial year; and, if so, by how much.

      Parliamentary Information and Communications Technology Service

      to ask the Chairman of Committees what is the mean and maximum time delay for PICT to answer telephone helpline calls from Members of the House of Lords.

      Pitcairn Islands

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage immigration to Pitcairn; what are the targets for immigration to Pitcairn; and what they consider to be the obstacles...

      Pitcairn Islands

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the future population of Pitcairn will be large enough to maintain a sustainable community on the island.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidelines, if any, are given to police and crime commissioners upon taking up office.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the total cost of police and crime commissioners, including salaries and expenses, for each year since they were established.

      Ragwort Control Act 2003

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any control orders made under the Ragwort Control Act 2003 currently in force; and whether there are any plans to make any such control orders.

      Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that a willingness to uphold, and to give due priority to, Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is...

      Rivers: Somerset

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the progress of the work to dredge the Rivers Barrett and Tone in the Somerset Levels so far during 2014.

      Roll-on Roll-off Ships: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the reasons for their proposal to remove the requirement for on-deck emergency equipment lockers on roll-on roll-off passenger ships, originally...

      Russia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Russia about their returning to Estonia a border official recently detained by them.

      Sexual Offences: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many girls under the age of 18 have been the victim of gang-related sexual violence since 2010, broken down by police force areas in England and Wales.

      South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of South Sudan to ensure that the Voluntary and Non-Governmental Humanitarian Organizations Bill,...

      South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the peace and reconciliation initiatives launched by the Vice President of South Sudan, James Wani Igga, and of how those...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether anyone associated with the Liberation and Justice Movement of Sudan has been barred from entering the United Kingdom; and, if so, who and why.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Sudan regarding (1) female genital mutilation not being a criminal offence in Sudan, and (2)...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Sudan concerning the proportion of births there attended by skilled health personnel; and what...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Sudan regarding (1) Sudanese laws which allow girls to be married from 10 years old, and (2) the...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they and their allies are taking to prevent the Syrian town of Mhardeh from falling to attacks by Islamist militants.

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the assessment in David Anderson QC’s annual report that the definition of terrorism is currently too broad.

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of a terrorist. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of a terrorist group.

      Twitter

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to ensure the cooperation of the authorities in California with United Kingdom law enforcement agencies in securing information...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to presenting a case to the International Criminal Court to bring charges against President Mugabe for genocide and crimes...

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government have much they have spent on travel and accommodation in respect of Members of the House of Lords attending meetings on global climate change during the...

      Hindley Young Offender Institution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report published on 15 August by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons on the lower site at Hindley Young Offenders Institution, which found...

      Ministers: Conduct

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 18 August (HL 1666), which section of the Ministerial Code deals with the expression of personal...

      Orders and Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many statutory instruments from the Department for Communities and Local Government have been laid this calendar year; of those, what percentage...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the official National Health Service medical team promised by the Prime Minister has yet reached Gaza; whether volunteer British doctors have been...

      Ranby Prison

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to address the findings of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons’ report of an unannounced inspection of HMP Ranby,...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of those who have received local welfare assistance, by region, (1) were registered disabled, (2) have learning difficulties, (3) suffer mental...

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