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Written answers

Monday, 17 November 2014

  • Department for Transport

    • Tractors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to implement increases to agricultural tractor and trailer weights.

    • Tractors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department issues on the restrictions arising from agricultural tractor and trailer weight rules.

      Roads: Eastleigh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide funding for the Chickenhall link road in Eastleigh constituency.

      Cycling: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of funding allocated by the Government for cycling infrastructure since 2012 has been designated for Cheshire East.

      Driving: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has any evidence on the effect of telematics insurance on the driving behaviours of young people.

      M1: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how long the roadworks on the M1 approach to and after the Watford Gap will be in effect.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many private flights have entered UK airspace with the intention of landing in the UK in each year since 2010.

      Railway Stations: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to pages 35-36 of the Stakeholder Consultation: TransPennine Express Rail Franchise, Northern Rail Franchise published in June 2014,...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's announcement of 26 October 2014 on a high speed rail link in the north, what plans the Government has to make...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's stakeholder consultation on the Trans-Pennine Express Rail Franchise and the Northern Rail Franchise, published in...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the feasibility of modernising Pacer railbuses on the Northern and TransPennine routes after electrification; and what...

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many buildings his Department sold in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) 2014.

      Motor Vehicles: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) drivers' organisations, (b) driver training organisations and (c) accident prevention...

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what total amount his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) the Government Car and Despatch Agency and (b) other car hire in (i) 2007-08, (ii)...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Big Society Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the value was of contracts awarded by his-her= Department to the Big Society Network since 2010.

    • Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department spent on (a) focus groups and (b) surveys in (i) 2013 and (ii) 2014 to date.

      Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to implement a replacement programme to introduce LED lighting throughout his Department's...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department issues on the definition of severe in relation to the effect on traffic levels for the use of (a)...

      Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to ensure that residents can veto proposals to extract minerals in their localities.

      Private Rented Housing: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to publicise its How to Rent guide; and whether his Department evaluated its success in...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding he expects to provide to (a) Bedford Borough Council and (b) Central Bedfordshire Council for local welfare...

      Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many planning applications for new housing developments in London have been agreed under section 106 of the Town and...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which organisations working with and representing vulnerable groups his Department consulted on the future of funding for local...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the results of the Local Government Association survey on local welfare assistance...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take after the end of his Department's consultation on the future of local welfare assistance schemes on...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he informed local authorities prior to the publication of the provisional local government finance settlement that...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, under what circumstances an environmental impact assessment can be requested when a housing development is proposed; and if he...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on supporting the most vulnerable residents when the local welfare...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to amend sections 44 and 45 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act to...

      Cleveland Fire Brigade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with Cleveland Fire Brigade about the introduction of public service mutuals.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to implement Recommendation 1224 of the report from the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human...

    • Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he has made in ending sexual violence in conflict since the Global Summit in June 2014.

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his French counterpart on reform of the European Union.

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of EU economic sanctions on the political situation in Russia.

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the use of sexual violence in the conflict in Ukraine.

      Nagorno Karabakh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) his NATO counterparts, (b) the government of Azerbaijan and (c) the government of...

      Macedonia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent support he has given to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for that country's candidacy to join the EU; and...

      Moldova

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department is giving to Moldova to integrate further with the EU; and if he will make a statement.

      Greece: Macedonia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve bilateral relations between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; and if he...

      Kosovo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to assist Kosovo join international institutions; and if he will make a statement.

      Religious Freedom: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policy of the needs identified by Open Doors in its report on freedom...

      Serbia: Kosovo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo; and if he will make a statement.

      Kosovo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encouarge the diplomatic recognition of Kosovo; and if he will make a statement.

      Macedonia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to help resolve the dispute over the name of Macedonia; and if he will make a statement.

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Ukrainian counterpart on the conflict in that country; and if he will make a statement.

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with his Ugandan counterpart on renewed attempts by lawmakers to fast track anti-LGBT...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of recent reports of a large explosion at Parchin military complex in Iran.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on Iran's possession of IR-2M model centrifuges.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on Iran's commitment to agree a permanent nuclear agreement with the P5+1.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to protect the rights of Ghoncheh Ghavami in Iran.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of whether Iran's oil exports comply with the terms of the Joint Plan of Action.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations to the Iranian government he has made about the case of Ghoncheh Ghavami.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with (a) its Iranian counterparts and (b) others on the case of Ghoncheh Ghavami.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the draft UN resolution calling on Israel to withdraw to the 1967 borders by 2016.

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on the peace process of differences in how the application of planning regulations...

      Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports that tear gas used against protesters in Hong Kong was manufactured in the UK.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of Iran's compliance with UN Security Council Resolution 1835.

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2014 to Question 211909, what was the outcome of his meeting with the Pakistan High...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether Iran's construction of a heavy-water research reactor at its Arak facility places that...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether human rights abuses in Iran and that country's support for terror groups have been discussed as part of the nuclear...

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2014 to Question 213577, when the cultural programme in Berlin for the Cabinet Secretary...

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Pakistan government regarding the Christian couple who were beaten to death, and whose...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the P5+1 counterparts on the latest report into Iran's nuclear programme by the International...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the latest report into Iran's nuclear programme by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will issue a public condemnation of the murder of four trade unionists in Colombia in May 2014.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the hacking of emails of Colombian Government Peace Negotiator Humberto de la Calle; what...

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2014 to Question 213577, which Scottish ministers made the visits in (a) 2013 and (b)...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many contracts signed by her Department with suppliers of services or consultants include a clause providing that if the contract is...

    • Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what total amount her Office spent on ministerial travel by (a) the Government Car and Despatch Agency and (b) other car hire in (i) 2007-08,...

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many buildings her Department sold in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) 2014.

  • Attorney General

    • Fraud: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many fraud prosecutions were carried out in England and Wales in each Crown Prosecution Service business area.

    • Travel

      To ask the Attorney General, what total amount the Law Officers' Departments spent on ministerial travel by (a) the Government Car and Despatch Agency and (b) other car hire in (i) 2007-08, (ii)...

      Illegal Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions under section 21 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 have been (a) brought and (b) successful in each year since the...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Business: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to promote the Prompt Payment Code as a means of ensuring that small and medium-sized businesses do not...

    • Business: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what measures are in place to enable the Prompt Payment Code is effective in preventing late payments.

      Technology: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what future investment the Government plans to make to promote the technology sector in London.

      EU External Trade: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he considers the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada to be a mixed agreement.

      Young People: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to ensure that EU and UK funding programmes aimed at increasing young people's skills prioritise...

      Rolls-Royce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of job losses at Rolls Royce on the retention of key engineering skills in...

      Construction: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent fall in UK construction Purchasing Managers Index.

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to his statement of 7 April 2014, Official Report, column 1WS, on higher education (student support), what...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the cost to the public purse is of abolishing the cap on student numbers in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16, (c) 2016-17 and (d)...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what guidance his Department offers to recipients of EU structural funds.

      Apprentices: Risk Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what risk assessments employers taking on apprentices are required to undertake.

      Riot Control Weapons: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which companies have received licences for the export of tear gas to Hong Kong since January 2010.

      New Businesses: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many new businesses were started in the Harlow constituency in each of the last five years.

      SAFERjobs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2014 to Question 212650, how many potential cases of human trafficking have been...

      SAFERjobs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2014 to Question 212650, what resources he provided to SAFERjobs in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c)...

      Business: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, at what stage during the progress of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill he plans to bring forward proposals to...

      Small Businesses: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will offer additional support to small businesses in Rotherham whose sales have been affected by repeated English Defence...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to maximise drawdown of European research and innovation-related grants and other forms of investment...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how often his Department reviews its processes regarding the logging of emails, letters and other correspondence received; and...

  • Department for International Development

    • Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many buildings her Department sold in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) 2014.

    • West Africa: Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many medical professionals, normally based in the UK, have volunteered to assist in West African countries regarding the Ebola...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department will monitor the forthcoming food voucher programme in Darfur to ensure it will be targeted at people in need...

  • Department for Education

    • Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will issue guidance on the age threshold at which and for what period leaving one or more children alone or in charge of another...

    • Music: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many secondary schools have at least one trained music teacher; and if she will make a statement.

      Music: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate she has made of the number of trained music teachers in England; and if she will make a statement.

      Music: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to encourage the study of music in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools; and if she will make a statement.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2014 to Question 211249, what powers academy trusts have to pre-screen parent director candidates prior to...

      Children: Reading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to encourage parents to read to their children.

      Violence: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on educating children about violence against men and boys.

      Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has for the funding of (a) all post-16 education, (b) sixth forms and (c) further education colleges; and if she will make a statement.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many contracts signed by her Department with suppliers of services or consultants include a clause providing that if the contract is abrogated by...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many mothers have had babies aged under three months placed into foster care; and how many babies aged under three months have been placed into...

      Sexting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment Ofsted has made of primary and secondary schools' policies regarding sexting and the incidence of sexting in such schools in...

      Mathematics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students on a 16 to 19 study programme and without a GCSE grade C or above in mathematics, did not study either a GCSE or an approved...

      Academies: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) academies and (b) free schools that opened between September 2010 and August 2014 have not voluntarily signed up to the school food...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Television

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

    • Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Category D long-sentenced prisoners who have more than two years left to serve to earliest release date are currently in open conditions.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the level of staff shortage was in the probation service (a) at the latest date for which data is available and (b) in October 2013.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps he has taken to prevent drug use in prisons.

      Robbery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of grave robbery in each year since January 2011.

      Family Courts: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many parents involved in family court cases relating to children had no legal representation in (a) Wales and (b) Newport East.

      Victim Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November 2014 to Question 213136, how much grant funding to Victim Support for the court-based Witness Service the...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer by the Minister for Prisons, Probation and Rehabilitation of 4 November 2014, to Question 213435, how many former offenders have...

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer to Question 212354, how many prisoners convicted of which specific offences relating to (a) violence against the person, (b)...

      Driving Offences: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people convicted of driving without insurance were fined in Brigg and Goole constituency in each of the last five years.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many British citizens sentenced to probation in each (a) EU member state and (b) country outside the EU have been transferred back to the UK to...

      Courts: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times a court case has been halted or postponed either (a) on the day of, (b) on the day before and (c) in the week before the case due to a...

      Magistrates' Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many magistrates' courts (a) opened and (b) closed in each Local Criminal Justice Board area in each year since 2010.

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Written Statement of 13 October 2014, Official Report, column 13WS, on Our Commitment to Victims, what steps he is taking to improve the...

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Written Statement of 13 October 2014, Official Report, column 13WS, on Our Commitment to Victims, when he plans to publish legislative...

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Written Statement of 13 October 2014, Official Report, column 13WS, on Our Commitment to Victims, what estimate he has made of...

      Prisons: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on measures to reduce overcrowding in prisons.

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Absent Voting

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, which 100 local authority wards achieved the largest increase in data matching...

    • Absent Voting

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, which 10 local authorities had (a) the largest and (b) the smallest improvement...

      Absent Voting

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many and what proportion of people who were registered for a postal vote under...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2014 to Question 208450, what assessment the...

      Electoral Registration Officers

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how the performance standards for electoral registration officers (EROs) for...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what process the Electoral Commission has for updating and reviewing the methodology...

  • Prime Minister

    • Ofcom

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether he has made representations to Ofcom in the last 12 months.

    • Official Hospitality

      To ask the Prime Minister, at which events he has been officially represented at by someone who is not a member of the Government since 2010.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans the UK has to include gender advisory capacity as part of its recognised military capability; whether the UK plans to contribute any...

    • Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the letter of intent signed at the NATO Summit on 4 September 2014 on the development of a NATO Joint...

      Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whom his Department consulted on its decision as part of the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review to disband the No 2 squadron of Tornado aircraft.

      HMS Victory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements his Department is making for direct, on board ship monitoring of the work on the HMS Victory wreck site by independent archaeologists.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Freedom of Information requests his Department has declined to answer in full since 2010.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on legal fees over prevention of release of information requested by Freedom of Information requests since 2010.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many vacant army dwellings there were on 30 September 2014 in Colchester; and how many such properties had (a) three and (b) four bedrooms.

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department had with the Libyan government on criteria employed to select which Libyan soldiers took part in training at...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Libyan soldiers recently in training at Basingbourne barracks, Cambridgeshire were (a) asked by the Government to leave the training programme;...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23 June 2014 to Question 200600, if he will place in the Library a copy of the current revised Reaper Agreement.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many sorties of armed UK Reapers have been operated over Iraq to date; and how many weapons have been released in such sorties.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 12 June 2014 to Question 199415, whether the (a) Joint User Group for Reaper and (b) NATO User Group for Reaper is...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for the training of Libyan troops in the UK: and when he expects that training to end.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many crew will be required to fully operate each of the two Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made with the F-35 Lightning II order; and if he will make a statement.

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the Libyan service personnel who have received training in the UK since the start of this summer have completed the programme.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the role of the Reserves is (a) in dealing with civil contingencies and (b) generally; and if he will make a statement.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the basing plans for the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers are; and if he will make a statement.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) operational and (b) other costs are for (i) crew and (ii) aircraft on each of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what equipment has been left behind by British forces in Afghanistan; and what estimate he has made of the value of that equipment.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost is of the four large fast fleet tankers for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary being constructed in South Korea.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces he expects to remain in Afghanistan as part of the training mission after 2014.

      Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cyber reservists have been recruited to the Joint Cyber Reserve since September 2013.

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the Government charged the government of Libya for training Libyan forces; and how much of that amount has been received.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 20 March 2014 to Question 191671, and the recommendations of the Birmingham Policy Commission entitled The Security...

      United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff officers of his Department were seconded to UN missions in each financial year from 2010-11 to 2013-14.

      Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to increase the UK's contribution to UN peacekeeping activities; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2014 to Question 210893, whether the Defence Disposal Services Authority has instructed Agility to sell the tented...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to establish a full independent inquiry into the circumstances behind the recent alleged sexual assaults and an alleged rape in...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Rutherglen and Hamilton West on 20 February 2012, Official Report, column 655W, on...

    • Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which charities, communities projects or businesses have withdrawn from the Community Work Placement scheme.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to ensure the consistency of the application process for personal independence payments with his...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding was allocated to (a) the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and (b) each other London borough in 2014-15 to be spent on...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many local authorities his Department consulted in their review of local welfare assistance schemes.

      Welfare Assistance Schemes: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding was allocated to Durham County Council to be spent on local welfare assistance schemes in 2014-15.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Child Maintenance Options 0800 telephone number is now free to all callers; and on what date the free service took effect.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people subject to jobseeker's allowance sanctions have had a recorded mental health problem in each year since...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been referred to mandatory work activity in each month since May 2011.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people engaged in the sector-based work academy placements have had their benefit stopped as a result of not participating in each...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people engaged in the work experience scheme have had their benefit stopped as a result of not participating in each month since...

      Social Security Benefits: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in each London local authority have been capped by (a) less than £50, (b) between £50 and £100, (c)...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claiming universal credit have an income less than £330 a month inclusive of their universal credit payment.

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of the people assessed under the minimum earnings threshold since its introduction have been found not to be in genuine and effective...

      Social Security Benefits: Kilmarnock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency were waiting for (a) a decision on an application for personal independence payment and...

      Personal Independence Payment: Kilmarnock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency are currently in receipt of personal independence payments.

      Welfare Assistance Schemes: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding was allocated to Bolton Council in 2014-15 for local welfare assistance schemes.

      Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many local authorities his Department consulted during the review of local welfare assistance schemes.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that all universal credit claimants are informed of their options for budgeting support, advance payments...

      Social Security Benefits: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information on claimants and their circumstances and partners is shared automatically between his Department and relevant partners.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many accounts paid into a Post Office card account there are in each (a) constituent part of the UK and (b) constituency.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Post Office card account holders there are in each (a) constituent part of the UK and (b) constituency.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many organisations which have provided work placements for the Community Work Placement scheme have since withdrawn from that scheme; and...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many sanction recommendations have been made for every 1000 jobseeker referrals made by each Work Programme provider.

      Newcastle College Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what total incentive payment he expects to make to Newcastle College Group in respect of its Work Programme performance.

      Forced Labour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2014 to Question 212707, whether his Department records cases of (a) forced labour and (b) trafficking...

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many buildings his Department sold in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) 2014.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 44 of Information about Secondary Legislation Arising from the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill, published by...

      Poverty: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in each parliamentary constituency in London and Greater London are classed as living in poverty; and if he will make a...

      Personal Independence Payment: Motherwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Motherwell and Wishaw constituency have been migrated from disability living allowance to personal independence payments to...

      Pensions: Direct Selling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the extent of the use of cold calling in relation to pension fund transfers.

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what total amount his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) the Government Car and Despatch Agency and (b) other car hire in (i)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will arrange for his Department's Permanent Secretary to respond to correspondence from the hon. Member for Cardiff West concerning Mr...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many sanctions were issued to Jobseeker's Allowance claimants in the past year; how many such sanctions were issued as a consequence of...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how often his Department reviews its processes regarding the logging of emails, letters and other correspondence received; and if he will make...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department will publish the average waiting times for decisions on personal independence payment claims.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the review of personal independence payment by Paul Gray will include information on waiting times for assessments and for decisions...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his statement of 13 October 2014, Official Report, column 18, for what reasons the target in his press release of 24 May 2012 has...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his statement of 13 October 2014, Official Report, column 18, when he expects legacy benefits to be closed to new claims.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the fees to be collected from applicants using the Child Maintenance Service in Scotland in (a) 2014, (b) 2015, (c) 2016...

      Personal Independence Payment: Motherwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Motherwell and Wishaw constituency have been unsuccessful in their application for Personal Independence Payments since...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Glasgow North constituency and (b) Scotland made an application to use the Child Maintenance Service between July and...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the sanctions regime for claimants of employment and support allowance; and if he will...

      Housing Benefit: Dundee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of housing benefit there are in Dundee East constituency.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • White Fish: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to introduce at an EC level measures to reduce sea bass mortality by 80 per cent by 2015.

    • Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to assess the affordability of flood insurance for small businesses in flood hit areas following the...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the annual salary of the Chief Executive of the Flood Re scheme will be; how that salary was determined; and from what...

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many buildings her Department sold in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) 2014.

      Pets: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action the Government plans to take to address neglect, cruelty and abandonment of pets.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations she has received from the RSPCA on updating animal welfare legislation.

      Pets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will update legislation regarding the selling and breeding of pets to reflect the increased trade of pets...

      Inland Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that local waterways blocked by flooding are reopened for community use as...

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what total amount her Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) the Government Car and Despatch Agency and (b) other car...

      Air Pollution: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of air quality in London; and if she will make a statement.

      Air Pollution: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of public health risks from air pollution in London; and if she will make a...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how often her Department reviews its processes regarding the logging of emails, letters and other correspondence received;...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost to the public purse has been of policing the Dangerous Dogs Act each year since 2010.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the conditions of the recent report of the Dangers of Returning Home by Waging Peace on the monitoring of Sudanese...

    • Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who have (a) been deported from the UK and (b) left the UK under the Assisted Voluntary Return of Assisted Migrants scheme...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) assessment she has made and (b) research he has commissioned on the potential effect on UK export growth of the inclusion of...

      Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to implement the recommendations in paragraph 12.2 of the report of the Commission on Devolution in Wales published in...

      Guildford Four

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reasons are for the 75-year embargo placed on government-held files relating to the Guildford Four; and if she will consider...

      Deportation: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many students of each institution have been deported from UK universities and colleges as a result of Educational Testing Service...

      British Nationality: Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to check whether applicants for British citizenship have criminal records.

      European Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the UK may exclude any offences from the scope of the European Convention on Extradition that fall under the scope of the European...

      Mohammed Mattar

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reasons are for the collapse of the trial of Mohammed Mattar; what costs to her Department arose from that trial; and if she will...

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the net effect to date on public expenditure of the introduction of police and crime commissioners; and if she...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what average time is taken to process applications from UK citizens waiting to return to the UK with surrogate children from outside the EU.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which person in her Department issued the D-notice imposed on the journalist Don Hale in 1984 in relation to a list of hon. Members...

      Sexting: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department issues to assist police officers handling allegations of sexting in cases where the perpetrator is under the...

      Asylum: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Libyan service personnel receiving military training in the UK (a) have been granted political asylum in the UK and (b) are...

      Teleperformance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many countries Teleperformance operates as a commercial partner to UK Visas and Immigration.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fines have been given to the agents or owners of private aircraft for having persons onboard with inadequate immigration documents...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many private flights landing in the UK have been checked against the semaphore system in each year since 2010.

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce cyber stalking.

      Illegal Immigrants: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to reduce the numbers of illegal migrants arriving in the UK from Calais.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to improve the effectiveness of detection, prosecution and sentencing of domestic violence offences.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been convicted of offences under section 24A of the Immigration Act 1971 in each of the last five years.

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2014 to Question 211616, if her Department will issue guidance to police on a maximum duration for...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what average length of time has been taken to process a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check in each month of 2014.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have made a complaint of a delay in receiving their standard Disclosure and Barring Service check in the last 12 months.

      Entry Clearances: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason Japanese citizens with indefinite leave to remain are experiencing difficulty in obtaining returning residents visas.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many private flights have submitted general aviation reports upon arrival rather than in advance in each year since 2010.

      Poaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of poaching have been recorded in each of the last five years.

      West Africa: Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to screen for the Ebola virus passengers from West Africa who travel to the UK by train or ferry from...

      Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to restrict marches or demonstrations when groups of protestors repeatedly target the same...

      Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department has had with police forces on the effects on burglary rates of the number of safety deposit boxes available...

      Passports: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average processing time is for first-time UK child passport applications submitted via the British High Commission in New Delhi, India.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of appeals lodged by foreign national offenders against their removal from the UK were based wholly or in part...

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to extend the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration detention places were available at the end of each of the last five financial years.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total capacity is of the UK immigration detention estate.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual cost is of a migrant being (a) on an electronic monitoring device and (b) held in detention.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time spent in detention in immigration removal centres was in each of the last four years.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the capacity of the UK prison estate for the purposes of immigration control is.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) irregular migrants and (b) asylum seekers are held in prisons under immigration powers.

      Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the budget is for the expansion of Campsfield House detention centre.

      Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the minimum payment for overhead line workers on the shortage occupation list has been decreased in each subsequent review...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who have been held in immigration removal centres have been released on bail in each of the last four years.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people held in immigration removal centres have been deported from the UK to their country of origin in each of the last four years.

      Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the Soc 2000 classification of overhead lines workers changed from 5243-line repairers and cable jointers to Soc 2019...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to tackle the threat from radical Islamists.

      Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on recruitment and retention of voltage restrictions on overhead lines worker posts on the...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to tackle extremism.

      Offenders: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to improve how the police deal with people with mental health problems.

      Immigration Controls: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she next plans to meet her French counterpart to discuss immigration controls at Calais.

      Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-UK citizens living in the UK have been convicted of a criminal offence.

      Immigration Act 2014

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to implement the Immigration Act 2014.

  • Wales Office

    • New Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many start-up business loans have been awarded in (a) Aberconwy constituency and (b) Wales to date.

    • Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps his Department is taking to roll out broadband in rural constituencies in Wales.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many contracts signed by his Department with suppliers of services or consultants include a clause providing that if the contract is abrogated by the...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how often his Department reviews its processes regarding the logging of emails, letters and other correspondence received; and if he will make a statement.

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what total amount his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) the Government Car and Despatch Agency and (b) other car hire in (i) 2007-08, (ii)...

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many buildings his Department sold in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) 2014.

  • HM Treasury

    • Welfare Tax Credits: Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to reduce the length of time taken to answer calls to tax credit helplines.

    • Economic Situation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of a reduction in growth in the Eurozone on economic performance in (a) each region of the UK and (b) the UK as a...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will increase compensation payments to Equitable Life policyholders.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the integration costs likely to be incurred when passing HM Revenue and Customs Aspire Contract Work to potential new suppliers.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the replacement for the HM Revenue and Customs contract will involve provision and a costing for support for tax credits.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many apprentices were removed from their apprenticeship programme to cover tax credit renewal work in the last two weeks of July 2014; and where such...

      Fujitsu

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what data on UK taxpayers is held by Fujitsu; and where the relevant data centre is.

      Universal Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the extra cost to HM Revenue and Customs arising from the time taken to implement universal credit.

      Interest Rate Swap Transactions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures are in place to ensure that small and medium-sized businesses, which have made losses as a result of having been sold inappropriate complex...

      Working Tax Credit: Kilmarnock

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency are in receipt of working tax credits.

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total value is of benefit claims made by adults in the UK in respect of children resident in another country since 2010.

      Tax Allowances: Compulsory Purchase

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many applications for an extension under (a) section 152 and (b) section 247 of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 to reinvest gains following a...

      National Insurance Contributions: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses in (a) Wales, (b) North Wales and (c) Aberconwy constituency are exempted from paying employer national insurance contributions.

      Connaught Asset Management

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations his Department has received on the Connaught Income Series 1 Fund.

      Shipping: Suez

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what contingency assessment his Department has made of the potential effects on the British economy of a closure of the Suez Canal to shipping.

      Taxation: Treaties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the scope of the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on automatic exchange of taxpayer information recently signed in...

      Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that people who wish to take advantage of greater flexibilities in their personal pensions from April 2015, can do so...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the contribution of 23 October 2014, by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Official...

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which Ministers in (a) his Department and (b) other Government departments have lead responsibility for communicating the facts about...

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many buildings his Department sold in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) 2014.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many contracts signed by his Department with suppliers of services or consultants include a clause providing that if the contract...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how often his Department reviews its processes regarding the logging of emails, letters and other correspondence received; and if he...

      Coal Gasification: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) undertaken on the amount of coal resources in Wales available using...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Lord Strathclyde

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what issues the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments took into account when considering the appointment of Lord Strathclyde to an advisory role...

    • Procurement: EU Law

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what measures he has taken to publicise the Government's consultation on implementing the 2014 EU Procurement Directives.

      Stress

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will estimate the average sickness rate owing to stress among staff in (a) state schools, (b) NHS hospitals, (c) GP practices, (d) local...

      Minimum Wage: Kilmarnock

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time employees in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency were paid the minimum wage in each of the last three years...

      Crime: Birmingham

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the crime rates for Birmingham East police area for (a) drug-related crime, (b) robbery, (c) burglary, (d) anti-social behaviour and (e)...

      Childbirth: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of births, where one or both parents were born outside the UK, there were in (i) Brigg and Goole constituency and...

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2014 to Question 211904, whether the public sector providers he has not received representations from includes the...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the decision to issue the Invitation to Trade for the framework ICT Services for Education by Crown Commercial Service in .docx and .xlsx...

      Community Development

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November 2014 to Question 213129, when he plans to place the interim report in the Library.

      Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants who have retired in the last 12 months and applied for their pension have experienced delays in receiving payments.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how often his Department reviews its processes regarding the logging of emails, letters and other correspondence received; and if he will make a statement.

      Harassment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many harassment cases were reported to the police in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2014 to Question 200020, what reports he has received of political bias in the prioritisation of the...

    • Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many contracts signed by his Department with suppliers of services or consultants include a clause providing that if the contract...

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support free entry to museums and galleries; and if he will make a statement.

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the freehold value of Blythe House is.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the decision-making process was for setting the duration of his Department's consultation Tackling partial not-spots in mobile...

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many buildings his Department sold in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) 2014.

      Arts: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what Arts Council funding has been allocated to Nottinghamshire in each of the last five years.

      Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the level of complexity of the system for people complaining about nuisance calls; and what assessment...

  • Department of Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to clarify the law on abortion for the purpose of gender selection; and if he will make a statement.

    • Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to support behavioural optometry services.

      Hearing Impairment: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the quality of children's audiology services in England.

      Fractures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals in England have a linked fracture liaison service.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received on the implementation framework for hepatitis C improvement.

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescribing errors have occurred in (a) NHS acute trusts, (b) GP surgeries, (c) pharmacies and (d) nursing homes in England in each month since...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of prescribing errors in hospitals.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding his Department provides for research on (a) the potential links between vitamin D deficiency and dementia and (b) prevention of dementia.

      Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department plans to take to increase awareness among potential parents and pregnant mothers of the importance of a healthy lifestyle for...

      NHS England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who in NHS England is responsible for the oversight and performance of operational delivery networks.

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the NHS patient, visitor and staff car parking principles are acted on by NHS trusts.

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered manager applications were (a) received by the Care Quality Commission and (b) approved within (i) one to two weeks, (ii) three to...

      Skipton Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications to register with the Skipton Fund have been refused on the grounds that applicants have not been infected with chronic hepatitis C...

      Skipton Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Answer of 28 November 2012 to Question 129969, how many recipients there have been of £25,000 Skipton Fund top-ups who had...

      Skipton Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when ongoing Skipton payments for Stage 2 HCV infectees were introduced in 2011, what efforts were made to contact all Skipton registrants who had...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have applied to register with (a) the Skipton Fund and (b) MFET Limited since the inception of those bodies; and how many such...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2014 to Question 210955, what funding his Department has allocated to (a) the Macfarlane Trust, (b) the Caxton...

      Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will confirm how much his Department has spent on translation services since January 2011.

      Health and Wellbeing Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of Health and Wellbeing Boards since their introduction.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will issue a direction under Regulation 7 of the National Institue for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (Constitution and Functions) and the...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of Public Health England's budget is spent on children and young people's mental health.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library copies of responses to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence consultation on Value-Based Assessment.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the consultation by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on Value Based Assessment, published in March 2014, what...

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many buildings his Department sold in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) 2014.

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment the Government has made of the uptake of vaccines containing porcine gelatine by children from families who observe religions that...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when Public Health England plans to publish revisions to the eatwell plate.

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that people diagnosed with sight loss or vision impairment have access to an eye clinic liaison officer.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, under what cost headings the £24 million expenditure on Type 1 diabetes was spent in 2012-13.

      General Practitioners: Tendring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure improved out-of-hours GP provision in Tending.

  • House of Lords

    • Africa

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their response to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee report on the United Kingdom’s response to extremism and instability...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to require that the calorie content of alcoholic drinks is displayed on bottles and containers.

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the event of the United Kingdom not opting back into the provisions of the European Arrest Warrant, which member states still have on their statute books...

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to granting leave to remain in the United Kingdom to asylum applicants from Syria and Iraq.

      Asylum: Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are currently being looked after by local authorities; and how many are being supported after the age of 18...

      Bangladesh

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect on political stability in Bangladesh of the death sentence passed by the International Crimes Tribunal in...

      Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of emerging immuno-oncology treatments and their impact on patient survival and the design of National Health Service cancer...

      Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between the quality of survival experienced by National Health Service cancer patients and the rates of...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to make new cancer drugs more accessible.

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what remuneration the Lord Mayor of London, Fiona Woolf, received for being head of their child sexual abuse panel inquiry prior to her resignation.

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what studies they have made of best practice existing in other countries in the provision of family support for children from low income families during...

      Children: Nutrition

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they are making to provide adequate nutrition for children of school age during long school holidays.

      Children: Nutrition

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have carried out any research to ascertain the physical and mental effects on the ability of children from low income households to learn caused...

      Children: Nutrition

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the cost to the Exchequer of providing adequate nutrition for children of school age during long school holidays.

      Children: Nutrition

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to support piloting child meal provision and enrichment programmes targeted on areas with high percentages of children receiving free...

      Council of Europe

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual United Kingdom contribution to the Council of Europe, including the costs of the European Court of Human Rights; and how they are financed.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which projects and organisations the Home Office’s Prevent Programme has funded since June 2011 in order to protect children from extremism and...

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the total value of pay day loans extended in the United Kingdom over the last 12 months for which data are available. To ask Her...

      Criminal Proceedings: Autism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they currently provide training to staff in the criminal justice system who engage with people with autism spectrum disorder; and, if not, whether...

      Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment have they made of the robustness of cyber security in the United Kingdom.

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 21 October (HL2010), what ongoing assessment they have made of the status of, and variations...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 21 October (HL2011), what is the basis for their “genuine hope for a lasting...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 21 October (HL2011), what tangible support for Turkish-Cypriots they have provided since the...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 24 October (HL2012), what assessment they have made of the impact the public support for the...

      Detainees: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to require children over the age of 16 but below the age of 18 detained for questioning to be transferred from police custody to local...

      Detainees: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made to redraft the code of practice under the Police and Crime Evidence Act 1984 concerning the detention of teenagers.

      Ebola

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the strain of the ebola virus responsible for the recent outbreak, and whether it is a novel mutated strain of the virus.

      Ebola

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the likelihood of the aerosol transmission of the ebola virus.

      Ebola

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether an independent audit has been carried out of the isolation procedures and practical skills of staff in National Health Service hospitals designated...

      Ebola

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what general advice and notice of suspect ships they give to port health authorities, customs, immigration and pilots who run the risk of coming into contact...

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to mobilise international assistance for refugees and other migrants in Egypt.

      Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they now expect from (1) the Cabinet Office, (2) the Electoral Commission, and (3) local Electoral Registration Officers as regards (a) the...

      Elgin Marbles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the UNESCO mediation process to settle the dispute over the Parthenon sculptures currently held in the British Museum,...

      EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total amount of the United Kingdom net contributions paid to the European Union budget in the years 2010–13 inclusive; what is the...

      EU Economic Policy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to re-consider the reply given by the Lord Privy Seal on 27 October to Lord Pearson of Rannoch (HL Deb, col 1010) to the effect...

      European Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total cost of contributions paid by the United Kingdom to European Union programmes falling outside the European Union budget in the years...

      Extradition: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last considered the High Level Cost Benefit Analysis of Removing Legal Aid Means Testing in Extradition Cases prepared by the Ministry of Justice...

      Folic Acid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 14 July (HL771 and HL772), what plans they have to publish a progress report on the issues of industry...

      Football

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action are they taking to support the growth in the number of young women and girls playing football.

      Free School Meals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Nash on 28 July (HL Deb, cols 1416–19), what is the proportion of children receiving free school meals in (1) academies,...

      Gangmasters: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to extend the powers of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority under the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 in order to regulate...

      General Practitioners: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of changes in the costs of medical indemnity for National Health Service out of hours services. To ask Her Majesty’s...

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 30 October (HL2329), what are the extra costs to the National Health Service of net immigration between 2001...

      Health: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how their intention to regulate non-medical public health specialists is consistent with their response to the House of Commons Health Select Committee...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health, Jane Ellison, on 1 September (HC Deb, cols 119–122), how many...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 23 January 2013 (HL4388), whether the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority still considers that...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the refusal by the government of Iran to admit Members of Parliament wishing to visit Iran for inter-parliamentary discussions on...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran regarding Rasoul Abdollahi, imprisoned in Iran because of his religious beliefs.

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran regarding Mojtaba Seyyed Alaedin Hossein, imprisoned in Iran because of his religious beliefs.

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number, and current location, of Yezidis displaced by IS.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what weapons the United Kingdom has purchased from Israel in the last five years.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning its proposal to raise the maximum prison sentence for Palestinians convicted of...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the reported demolition of houses in Umm al-Khair village, near Hebron; and what...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the reported demolition of property in the al-Abbasiya area of Silwan and the arrest of...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many F35B aircraft the United Kingdom will have purchased by 7 May 2015.

      Judges: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual budget for the training of district judges (magistrates' courts) and deputy district judges (magistrates' courts) for each of the last...

      Kosovo

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps the Kosovo Force is taking to prevent intercommunal violence in Kosovo; and whether they consider that it should increase its activity.

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the proliferation of small arms in Libya, and of the effectiveness of any resources and funding made available by the...

      Local Government Finance: Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment have they made of the costs to local authorities of providing housing and other services to people with no other recourse to public funds.

      Local Government: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the financial liability of local authorities associated with late payments of suppliers' invoices which will result from the...

      Local Government: Cheshire

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to reconstitute the former Cheshire County Council by bringing together the unitary authorities of Cheshire West and Chester and...

      Local Government: Mutual Societies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action are they taking to support the establishment of mutuals in local government.

      Magistrates: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much HM Courts and Tribunal Service has spent on the expenses of magistrates undergoing training or development not provided by the Judicial College in...

      Malawi

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence they require a citizen of Malawi to provide in order to be granted a visa to visit the United Kingdom.

      Malawi

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the main reasons why applications for visas from citizens of Malawi are rejected, broken down by category; and what proportion of the total number...

      Mali

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that development initiatives in Mali are conflict sensitive, inclusive and politically accountable.

      Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce legislation enabling humanist marriages to be recognised.

      Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to assess the impact of the process of obtaining Dispensing Appliance Contractor licences on the Department of Health’s wish to...

      Mediterranean Sea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent further deaths by drowning in the Mediterranean through the mobilisation of aircraft, drones and satellites, and radar.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the shooting of the Palestinian suspected of wounding Temple Mount activist Yehuda...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current estimate of the number of British-born jihadists who have gone to fight in support of extremist groups in Syria and Iraq; and how that...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current estimate of the number of British citizens who have been killed while fighting for ISIL and other terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq;...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in what ways they are working to increase dialogue and co-operation between Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iran in relation to the current problems of Syria...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for providing overseas aid to members of the Syriac Orthodox Church and other Christian communities in Iraq and...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what further representations they intend to make to the governments of Middle-Eastern states and Turkey to dissuade them from funding organisations and...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to encourage both Israel and Palestine to ratify the Rome Statute.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report by Amnesty International Families Under the Rubble, what steps they intend to take to ensure that Israel is held accountable for...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether conditions for an enduring ceasefire in Gaza have been settled; what they are; and whether they are being met.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they intend to give to the European Union’s new High Representative Federica Mogherini to achieve her goal of establishing a...

      Military Medals Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to release Sir John Holmes' Final Report on the case for a National Defence Medal.

      Nutrition

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who will be representing the United Kingdom Government at the World Health Organisation Second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome from 19 to 21...

      Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health, Jane Ellison, on 11 September (HC Deb, cols 664–5W)...

      Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health, Jane Ellison, on 11 September (HC Deb, cols 664–5W)...

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the President of Pakistan and the Pakistan High Commissioner in London about the burning to death in Kot Radha Kishan...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Palestinian Authority regarding the prevention of violence in the vicinity of the holy places of Jerusalem.

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to offer some form of protection to small and medium-sized enterprises with sales between £5 million and £25 million in...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the additional £200 million provided for the Police Service of Northern Ireland was included in the financial settlement figures announced for...

      Police: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 30 October (HL2330), how many police officers in England and Wales will be expected to undertake personal...

      Prescription Drugs: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why small and medium-sized enterprises with sales between £5 million and £25 million are exempted from the protection in the new Pharmaceutical...

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many women were in prisons in England on 30 June in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 respectively.

      Prisons: Parcels

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effects of the ban on the receipt by prisoners in England and Wales of parcels containing for example books, underwear,...

      Procurement: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their response to the consultation on the draft regulations transposing the new European Union procurement directives in the United...

      Productivity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Livingston of Parkhead on 13 October (HL1890), what they consider to be the reasons for the differences between the...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage changes, in real terms, were incurred by the Scottish Government, Welsh Assembly Government and the Northern Ireland Executive in the...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect on the budgets of the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive of...

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they informed the Northern Ireland Executive of their annual financial settlement for financial years 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14 and...

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they informed the Northern Ireland Executive of their annual financial settlement for financial year 2015–16; and what was that amount.

      Railways

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 6 November (HL2589), what savings they have made to date from alliances between passenger train...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of citizens who have suffered threats or violence as a result of converting from Islam to another belief system.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the legal basis permitting HM Revenue and Customs to remove money from personal bank accounts without first obtaining a Court Order, as...

      Sahel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their intention not to open any new Missions in the Western Sahel region of Africa, what assessment they have made of the United...

      Schools

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they provide to local authorities who want to make greater use of school premises for the benefit of the community outside school times.

      Sellafield

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Sellafield Ltd, the Office of Nuclear Regulation and other relevant bodies about existing, or potential, public safety,...

      Sellafield

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what calculations they have made about the size and scale of potential security, environmental and public safety consequences of any potential failure in...

      Sierra Leone

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the 750 military personnel sent to Sierra Leone have full life insurance cover.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, under the Children and Families Act 2014, a family with a child who has special educational needs may opt out of an Education and Health Care Plan;...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether social services investigations into families are automatically triggered if a family chooses an educational method, such as home education, other...

      Spinal Injuries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support Professor Raisman’s research into spinal cord injury following the success of his first clinical trial in Poland.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take action to ensure that the state pension is treated as a contributory pension and not a welfare benefit.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the government of Sudan's policy in respect of arming rebels in South Sudan, supporting armed jihadists in Africa and the...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent Conference on Human Trafficking and Smuggling in the Horn of Africa held in Khartoum, what representations they have made to the...

      Sugar

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 11 August (HL1282), whether they consider that supermarkets currently offer sufficient levels of sugar-free...

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the justification for aggregating a range of welfare benefits in the annual tax statements now being published rather than differentiating between...

      Ukraine: Russia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the suggestion by the government of Russia that the European Union act as guarantor in respect of money owed by Ukraine to...

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered including school holiday provision in passported benefits to be included in Universal Credit.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have a policy on the use of lethal autonomous weapons systems and a definition of meaningful human involvement in drone operations.

      World War I: Debts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what effect the debt payable to the government of the United States as a result of the First World War has on their foreign policy.

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