Written answers

Friday, 24 October 2014

  • Department for Transport

    • Motorways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department issues to the Highways Agency on phasing works on motorways to reduce congestion and journey times; and if he will make a...

    • M18

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will investigate the reasons why the roadworks on the M18 motorway were not phased to take place after the completion of the roadworks on the M1...

      Channel Tunnel Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to protect High Speed 1 services to Ashford and other intermediate stations after the sale of the Government's shareholding;...

      Government Car Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department's review of the Government Car Service will be published.

      Highways Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the total of each cost heading for transfer of the Highways Agency to a government-owned company.

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to encourage bus operators to install audio visual announcement systems.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • United Nations Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how the Government plans to mark UN Day on 24 October 2014.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the number of (a) cases of mediation undertaken between banks and individuals or companies and...

    • Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his Department's policy is on reviewing export licences to a country where defence equipment supplied by UK firms has...

      UK Export Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of successful applicants to the UK Export Finance export working capital scheme have been small to medium sized...

      UK Export Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of successful applicants to the UK Export Finance supplier credit facility have been small to medium sized...

      UK Export Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of successful applicants to the UK Export Finance letter of credit guarantee scheme have been small to medium...

      UK Export Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of successful applicants to the UK Export Finance buyer credit facility of credit guarantee scheme have been...

      Acas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he plans to evaluate the effect of the ACAS early conciliation service on keeping workplace disputes out of court.

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what funds distributed by the Technology Strategy Board were allocated to the video games sector in each of the last three...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2014 to Question 201383, how much was spent on national minimum wage enforcement in 2013-14.

  • Department for International Development

    • Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress her Department made towards achieving the departmental digital strategy objective of becoming digital by default.

    • Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress in digital service delivery her Department has made since setting up the Digital Advisory Panel.

  • Department for Education

    • Science: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to increase the number of science graduates teaching in primary schools.

    • Igcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether students who have A* to C grades in unregulated English and mathematics IGCSEs will be required to study for GCSEs in those subjects as a...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which schools have received a net reduction in funding between 2013-14 and 2014-15.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were taught in schools rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted in (a) 2010 and (b) the last date for which figures are available.

      City Technology Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many city technology colleges still exist; and how many such colleges have converted to Academy status to date.

      City Technology Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils in schools with city technology college status are looked-after children; and how this figure compares to other schools in their local...

      City Technology Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to make national guidance on fair admissions which gives priority to looked-after children binding on city technology colleges.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 12 of her Department's publication, Implementing a new 0 to 25 special needs system: LAs and partners, published in July 2014,...

      Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many deaf pupils achieved five A* to C grades in (a) England, (b) the South West and (c) Plymouth in 2013.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she expects to announce the initial teacher training: trainee number census 2014-15 for (a) school direct places and (b) provider-led places.

      Schools: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to her contribution of 22 July 2014, Official Report, column 1262, what progress her Department has made on implementing the commitments made...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many special educational needs support staff have bid for funds from the National Scholarship Fund to date.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, in which academy trusts have members been (a) elected and (b) selected.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, in which academy trusts have directors of the board been (a) elected and (b) selected.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she has taken to encourage (a) computer science graduates and (b) professional programmers to become teachers.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the names are of all prisoners who have absconded from prison and currently not been returned; and if he will specify in each such case (a) the...

    • Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) drug caches including heroin and (b) needles used for drug-taking were found in each prison during the last year for which figures are...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases of child abuse have been reported in youth custody environments in each of the last 10 years.

      Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on what occasions each Minister within his Department has taken domestic flights on official business since May 2010.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many off-payroll engagements for more than £220 a day and for a period of longer than six months were established in each of the last four...

      Sexual Offences: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the reoffending rate was of sex offenders categorised as very high risk in each police force area in England and Wales in each of the last five years.

      Courts: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the monthly cost is of each court building which has been closed but not disposed of since May 2010.

      Julian Assange

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total cost to the public purse was of the court hearings about the bail sureties given in the case of Julian Assange.

      Courts: Bedford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost of the court at Shire Hall in Bedford has been, by major cost category, in each of the last (a) 12 months and (b) five years.

      Magistrates' Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hearings have taken place in each magistrates' court in England in each of the last four years.

      Magistrates' Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with magistrates regarding delays at magistrates' courts.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's latest internal guidance for officials on the drafting of answers to Parliamentary Questions.

      Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many judicial review cases his Department has unsuccessfully intervened since 2010.

      Mesothelioma: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the High Court decision of 2 October 2014 on the effect of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) on...

      Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases in (a) magistrates' courts and (b) the Crown court were awaiting trial on 1 October in each of the last five years.

      Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many judicial review cases have been successfully brought against his Department in each year since 2010.

      Criminal Proceedings: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2014 to Question 204963, whether the review of veterans in the criminal justice system has reported to him.

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases dealt with by (a) magistrates' courts, (b) family proceedings courts, (c) county courts, (d) coroners' courts, (e) the Crown court, (f)...

      Criminal Proceedings: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many meetings his Department's review of veterans in the criminal justice system has held since 16 June 2014.

      Harassment: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average custodial sentence was for people found guilty of (a) stalking and (b) harassment in 2012-13.

      Information Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will ensure that the Information Commissioner has sufficient powers to enforce his rulings.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • DSG Ashchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the study by the Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Logistics Operations) into the railhead at Ashchurch is still pending; and when he expects to...

    • Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on (a) the Tornado TCAS trials at BAE Warton and (b) the embodiment programme for the Tornado fleet as a whole.

      Sentinel Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department expects to sign the contract for the life-extension of the Sentinel aircraft.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, from what sources his Department's operations in Iraq are being funded.

      Clyde Naval Base

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many apprenticeships will be created by the defence contract awarded to Faslane naval base.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications have been made to the Government Funeral Payment scheme since May 2010; and how many such applications have been rejected.

    • Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2014 to Question 209803, how many of the people undertaking work experience have since entered paid...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent progress he has made on commissioning the Health and Disability Assessment Service; and if he will make a statement.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of workplaces in the UK which are accessible to disabled people.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to improve the support available to disabled people in the workplace.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many in-work working-age households received winter fuel payments in 2013-14; what estimate he has made of how many such households will...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Solar Power: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the conclusions of the BRE National Solar Centre Report on Biodiversity Guidance for Solar...

  • Home Office

    • Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many stalking and harassment cases were reported to the police in each year since 2011.

    • City of Derry Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the time taken for the disembarkation of passengers at Londonderry Airport on 27 August...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress the Government has made on steps to reduce the risk of radicalisation of British Muslims.

      Radicalism: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to prevent children from being radicalised.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 2 general visas have been (a) made available and (b) issued since the introduction of a cap on those visas in 2010.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 2 general visas have been (a) made available and (b) issued in each of the last three months.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made towards introducing universal exit checks at UK borders.

      Passports: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce levels of passport fraud.

      Embassies: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to protect foreign embassies within the UK from potential attack.

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been detained in the UK under counter-terrorism legislation as a result of links with Islamic State in the last 12 months.

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of prospective terrorist attacks in the UK with links to Islamic State which have been prevented in...

      Schengen Agreement: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential effect that Article 37(3) of Council Decision 2007/533/JHA would have on police and border...

      Schengen Agreement: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the usual practice of UK authorities will be with regard to checking whether an object covered by Article 38 of Council Decision...

      Schengen Agreement: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 September 2014 to Question 207060, and with reference to Article 37(4) of Council Decision 2007/533/JHA, on what...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passengers flew into private airfields and were unchecked by immigration officers in each year since 2010.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have spent a night in a hotel under the Compass contract for asylum seeker accommodation in each month of 2014 to date.

      Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether since May 2010 her Department has requested any foreign government to carry out surveillance activities that would be unlawful in...

      Gangmasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) investigations of and (b) prosecutions for illegal gangmaster activity there have been in each year since 2010.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on securing the removal of Mr Joland Giwa from the UK.

      Entry Clearances: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any additional restrictions have been recently placed on the granting of visitors' visas for applicants from the Sudan.

      Racially Aggravated Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to identify and implement future crime prevention measures in relation to race hate crime.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date exit checks at the UK border will be used to identify migrants who have overstayed their leave to remain.

      Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how her Department took into account the recommendations of the Joint Committee on the Draft Communications Data Bill when drafting the Data...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress she has made on the introduction of exit checks at UK borders.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date exit checks at the UK border will enable an analysis of overstayers by nationality, visa type and sponsor.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the consequences for employment of requiring indefinite leave to remain visas to be in a current...

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has any plans to introduce a register for serial stalkers.

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to introduce legislative proposals for orders to place a positive obligation on (a) serial stalkers and (b) domestic...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions her Department has had with the voluntary sector on the development of a standards framework to assist local...

      Schengen Agreement: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 September 2014, to Question 207060, on what grounds the Government considers that Article 34 alerts from other...

      Egmont Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 September 2014, to Question 207074, what specific benefits Council Decision 2000/642/JHA provides for exchanging...

      Ebola: Dover Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department plans to take to screen arrivals from West Africa via Europe at the Port of Dover for Ebola; and what steps her...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she intends to reply to the letter to the Minister for Immigration and Security on 5 September 2014 from the right hon. Member for...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many charities and non-governmental organisations hold Tier two sponsor licences in each region and constituent part of the UK.

      Crime: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of crime levels in Harlow; and what steps she is taking to reduce such levels.

      Crime: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crimes of each type have been committed in Harlow constituency in each of the last 15 years.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on collecting fees for visa applications in advance of the application being processed.

      Torbay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2014 to Question 210481, for what reasons her Answer did not provide details of visits by Ministers to...

      Bombings: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will indicate what constraints there are on publication of case papers, inquiries or other documents relating to the Birmingham Pub...

      Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many judicial review cases have been successfully brought against her Department in each year since 2010.

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many responses her Department's press office has made to enquiries from student journalists in the last year.

  • HM Treasury

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2014, Official Report, column 123, on universal credit, how much funding his Department approved for universal credit in...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects HM Treasury to sign off the full and final business case for universal credit.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total private finance initiative liabilities of his Department are for the next 20 years; and if he will make a statement.

      Cost of Living

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take to reduce the cost of living for people on the lowest incomes.

      Financial Services: Terrorism

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taken to prevent banks within the UK banking system being used for funding domestic or international terrorism.

      Public Sector Debt: UN Resolutions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons the UK voted against UN General Assembly Resolution A/68/L.57/Rev.1, on the establishment of a multilateral legal framework for sovereign...

      Terrorism

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether (a) Abd al-Malik Abd al-Salam, (b) Ashraf Abd al-Salam, (c) Salim Hasen Khalifa Al Kawani, (d) Abdelrahman Imer al Jaber Al Nameh, (e) Ibrahim...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when he expects (a) solar photovoltaic and (b) onshore wind generation in the UK to be free of government subsidy.

    • Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many tonnes of carbon dioxide were displaced by reneweable (a) electricity and (b) heat generation in (i) the UK, (ii) England,...

      Engineers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many professional chartered engineers his Department employs.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost per tonne of carbon saved by subsidy to (a) onshore wind, (b) offshore wind,...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the effect of schemes in the Levy Control Framework was on average annual household energy bills in each of the years from 2010...

      Natural Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the actual historical volatility of wholesale gas prices in each month since June 2010, given as the...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the strike price for Hinkley Point C in October 2014 prices.

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the wholesale price for electricity in each month since June 2010.

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the likely transmission cost per consumer in each regional distribution network area in each year from...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the level of youth unemployment in (a) the UK and (b) Woking constituency in each of the last five years; and if he will...

    • Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the status is of Sir Jeremy Heywood's review of provision for 16 to 24 year olds.

      Minimum Wage: Wales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people in (a) Wales and (b) Newport East constituency earning the minimum wage.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Motherwell

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of the working age population of Motherwell and Wishaw constituency are in receipt of jobseeker's allowance.

      Unemployment: Motherwell

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate he has made of the number of workless households in Motherwell and Wishaw constituency.

      Pay: Wales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people earning below the living wage in (a) Wales and (b) Newport East constituency.

      Policy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which government policies announced since the Coalition Agreement have not been implemented; and what the reason is for not implementing each such policy.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • VisitBritain and VisitEngland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the core funding for VisitBritain and VisitEngland was in 2010 and is now.

    • Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the value to the economy of domestic tourism was in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014.

      Tourism Alliance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he last met the Tourism Alliance.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the amount spent by local authorities on tourism development and promotion in each year since 2010; and...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people are covered by each of the three market exchange categories for broadband in (a) South Lanarkshire, (b) Scotland and...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Training

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost was of running the (a) Leading for Parliament and (b) Milestones to...

  • Department of Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will issue a response from his Department to the comments of the British Medical Association in its press release on government guidance on...

    • NHS: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by each NHS Trust and NHS foundation trust on contract and agency staff in each of the last five years.

      Hospitals: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times each Minister in his Department has visited (a) West Cumberland Hospital and (b) Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle since May 2010.

      West Cumberland Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many items of correspondence his Department has received on West Cumberland Hospital.

      Cromer and District Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times the Minister of State for Care and Support has visited Cromer and District Hospital in his ministerial capacity.

      Hospitals: Surrey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times he has visited (a) Frimley Park Hospital and (b) Royal Surrey County Hospital in his ministerial capacity.

      Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health of 20 October 2014, Official Report, columns 735-6, to which...

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who is responsible for commissioning perinatal mental health mother and baby units within NHS England.

      Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many judicial review cases have been successfully brought against his Department in each year since 2010.

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether any audits have been carried out since April 2012 which consider how many patients may have been detained under the Mental Health Act 1983...

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, further to the answer of 21 October 2014 to question 210443, how many clinical commissioning groups commission foetal alcohol spectrum disorder and...

      Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions the Government has had with the private sector and voluntary sector health providers in relation to the Ebola crisis.

  • House of Lords

    • Aspartame

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish the results of the Hull trial on aspartame on the Food Standards Agency website.

    • Bosnia and Herzegovina

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of the flood damage in Bosnia-Herzegovina in May 2014; whether they have made an assessment of the proportion of...

      Bosnia and Herzegovina

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are encouraging the various elements of civil society in Bosnia to work together with all the religious leaders, and all levels of government,...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish a list of investment protection treaties agreed by all United Kingdom Overseas Territories with another country.

      Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Action For Children’s recent report Too Much, Too Young on the recognition of the emotional needs of young care...

      Class Sizes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the educational impact on infant pupils of being taught in classes of over 30 pupils.

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the public support of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for the Greek-Cypriot cause reflects the Cabinet’s position in respect of...

      Doctors: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many doctors were registered to practise medicine by the General Medical Council (GMC) in the last five years; and how many of the first registrations...

      General Practitioners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many newly qualified general practitioners have started work in (1) the United Kingdom, (2) the South West of England, and (3) Bristol, in the last 12 months.

      General Practitioners: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the (1) average, and (2) median, earnings of a salaried general practitioner in England and Wales. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are...

      Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to implement a national outreach service for diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV and diabetes for areas with high health inequalities.

      Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the nature of the relationship between Ministers, the Prescribed Specialised Services Advisory Group and NHS England in prescribing specialised...

      Hepatitis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of the provision of housing on treatment completion for vulnerable populations in the United Kingdom suffering from...

      Hong Kong

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with the Hong Kong Government regarding the progress of the official consultation on plans to implement universal...

      Hong Kong

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Hong Kong Government regarding the alleged police brutality against protester Ken Tsang.

      Languages: Primary Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what resources are being made available to support the implementation of foreign language teaching at primary school level from September 2014; and how this...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the responses to their consultation document Protecting Health and Care Information published in June, they have received any representations...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the results of their consultation on Protecting Health and Care Information that ended in August.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 3 June 2013 (HL210), whether they have altered their decision to reduce by two per cent the number of students...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why waiting times for children referred to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services have increased; and what action they will take to reduce waiting times.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of ISIL on Christian communities in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon; and what plans there are to protect such communities.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to provide further advice to schools on how to tackle childhood obesity.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to co-ordinate good leadership with local authorities to improve the attainment levels of disadvantaged pupils.

      Schools: Governing Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 30 July (HL1619), when the Secretary of State for Education intends to respond to Parliament on the...

      Suicide: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the causes of suicides among young people; and what action they propose to reduce such fatalities by providing more...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had, or intend to have, with President Erdogan over the nature of secular society in Turkey.

      Wind Power

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to protect Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Sites of Specific Scientific Interest from wind turbine development.

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