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Written answers

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

  • Department for Transport

    • Road Traffic Offences: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of pedal cyclists ignoring traffic lights and committing other road offences; and if he will make a statement.

    • Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the minimum manning levels are for each Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre.

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Fareham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the minimum manning levels are for the Maritime Operations Centre in Fareham.

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of (a) women and (b) men have made a statutory application to request flexible working in his Department; and how many of...

      Low Emission Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to bring scooters and motorcycles under present regulations on low emission zones.

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2014 to Question 211928, what discussions his Department has had with its Scottish counterpart on the...

      Roads: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve daytime and overnight facilities for road freight drivers.

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether risk-assessed staffing levels have changed at any maritime rescue co-ordination centre in the last 12 months.

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Maritime and Coastguard Agency is taking to retain the specialist knowledge, skills and experience of staff in those maritime rescue...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether those maritime rescue co-ordination centres that are scheduled to close will remain fully operational until their closure.

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assistance the Government is providing to port companies and shipping operatives in responding to the introduction of the EU low-sulphur fuel...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many coastguards have left the service since the Coastguard Reform programme began; and how many entrants to the Coastguard service there have...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what levels of staffing the Maritime and Coastguard Agency had in place at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Maritime Operations Centre at Fareham on...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of staff currently employed at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Maritime Operations Centre at Fareham (a) received the amount of...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many hours of shift time were staffed below risk-assessed level at (a) Humber, (b) Belfast, (c) Liverpool, (d) Swansea and (e) Dover maritime...

      Driving: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department provides to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency on driving and hypoglycaemia.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to enable people to request that data referring to them held by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is not shared with...

      Driving: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department provides to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency about oral medication for type 2 diabetes and the risk of hypoglycaemia.

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2014 to Question 213231, what Digital by Default Service his Department has developed; and what Assisted Digital...

  • Home Office

    • Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of Disclosure and Barring Service applications are referred to police forces for verification.

    • Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate she has made of the (a) total expenditure and (b) expenditure on operations by Border Force in 2014-15, including any...

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints of stalking were recorded by the police in England and Wales in each of the last three years.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations she has received about the number of illegal immigrants entering the UK.

      Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals on the UK sanctions list are not on the UK travel ban list.

      Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any person on the UK sanctions list has travelled to the UK in the last 12 months.

      Entry Clearances: Malawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the system for online applications for UK visas from Malawi will become fully operational.

      Sprakab

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what changes her Department has made to its contract with Sprakab in 2014-15 to date; and what the reasons were for those changes.

      Police: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Metropolitan Police officers there were serving in Greater London in Safer Neighbourhood Teams in March of each year from 2005 to 2014.

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civil recoveries were aided by the National Crime Agency in each region of the UK in the last 14 months.

      Police ICT Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) the budget and (b) staffing is for the Police ICT Company in (i) 2014-15 and (ii) 2015-16.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the government of Bahrain on political rights in that country.

    • United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had about democratic reform in the United Arab Emirates.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the likelihood of Aleppo falling to pro-government forces in Syria.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the sustainability of anti-government forces in Syria.

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many and what proportion of (a) women and (b) men have made a statutory application to request flexible working in his...

      United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to inform and advise British citizens who live and work in the United Arab Emirates about failures by...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to safeguard fundamental freedoms of speech, expression and association in (a) Bahrain and (b) the...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Egypt about freedom of the press in that country.

      Burkina Faso

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received of the situation in Burkina Faso; and what steps he is taking to support a political...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Iranian counterpart on the case of Ghoncheh Ghavami.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of international support for the Nigerian authorities in tackling Boko Haram.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many and what proportion of (a) women and (b) men have made a statutory application to request flexible working in her Department; and how...

  • Attorney General

    • Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what bodies can prosecute without the approval of the Crown Prosecution Service.

    • Flexible Working

      To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of (a) women and (b) men have made a statutory application to request flexible working in the Law Officers' Departments; and how many of...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will urge the European Commission to make public the negotiating mandate for the Trade in Services Agreement.

    • Business: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what guidance his Department gives to companies about doing business in (a) Morocco and (b) Western Sahara.

      Business: Stafford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many businesses in Stafford constituency have received export support from UK Trade & Investment in each of the last...

      Textiles: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many businesses the Textiles Growth Programme has supported in (a) Lancashire and (b) Pendle in each of the last three years.

      EU External Trade: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations he has received from the Welsh Government on negotiations on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with the Department for Work and Pensions about the future of the Post Office card account after the...

      EU External Trade: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will confirm whether his Department has conducted a sectoral impact assessment of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the future of the Post Office card account after March 2015.

      Scottish Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how he plans to keep the people who lost money following the failure of firms involved in Scottish Power's cashback warranty...

      Research Councils: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2014 to Question 212005, what assessment he has made of the effect of the length of time...

  • Department for International Development

    • West Africa: Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of how much her Department has spent on specific steps to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to date.

    • Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many and what proportion of (a) women and (b) men have made a statutory application to request flexible working in her Department;...

      Developing Countries: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility budget has been spent on (a) private and (b) public schemes for...

  • Department for Education

    • Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department has issued to (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools, (c) sixth form colleges and (d) pupil referral units on dealing...

    • Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people under the age of 18 in (a) the UK, (b) England and Wales, (c) London, (d) each London borough and (e) Streatham constituency have been...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what statistics her Department collects on homeschooled children.

      Religion: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2014 to Question 214915, who the representatives from religious and non-religious communities were that she...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Court Orders: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many deduction of earning orders for payment of compensation orders have been placed on offenders' benefit payments in each year since 2010.

    • Motor Vehicles: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions sellers of motor vehicles have been convicted of failing to use form V5C/3 to notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency of...

      Court Orders: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been (a) paid to victims and (b) remains outstanding for compensation orders agreed by the courts in each year since 2010.

      Belmarsh Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) age and (b) offence type was of prisoners held in HM Prison Belmarsh who were under the age of 21 on 31 December 2013.

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of prisoners who were not born in the UK in each of the last three years.

      Prisoners: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to tackle sexual exploitation and sexual offences in (a) adult prisons and (b) youth offender institutions; and if...

      Prisons: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have been reprimanded for accessing the internet without permission in each year since 2011.

      Prisoners: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what has been the cost to the public purse of weddings within UK prisons in each year since January 2011.

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of (a) women and (b) men have made a statutory application to request flexible working in his Department; and how many of...

  • Scotland Office

    • Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps his Department is taking to ensure its services are available online; and if he will make a statement.

    • Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of likely changes in the number of workless households in Scotland in the next five years.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will take steps to encourage cross-border co-operation in health services.

      Ferries: Scottish Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the effect on island communities of Road Equivalent Tariffs on ferry services.

      Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will bring forward proposals for secondary legislation to devolve further powers on road traffic matters to the Scottish Government.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department expects to reply to the letter dated 1 April 2014 from the hon. Member for York Outer to the Minister of State for Defence...

    • Army: Ayrshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the annual recruitment figure to the Army from Central Ayrshire was in each of the last five years.

      AWE Aldermaston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page Ev 94 of Attachment 1 to the written evidence submitted by the British Pugwash Group, in the Sixth Report of the Foreign Affairs...

      Armed Forces: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what use his Department has made of the National Wellbeing Index introduced by the Office for National Statistics since its introduction in 2011; and...

      West Africa: Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of how much his Department has spent on specific steps to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to date.

      DMRC Headley Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much of the net additional cost of military operations was allocated to Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court in financial year 2012-13.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Typhoon aircraft will be equipped with Captor-E scan radar; when he expects the first aircraft equipped with Captor-E scan radar to achieve...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the overall quantitative accident tolerability level for (a) the Tornado GR4, (b) the Typhoon and (c) the nine primary accident sets for each such...

      Sonar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what research his Department has conducted or reviewed into the effect of military naval sonar on the navigation of whales and other cetaceans since 2004.

      Armed Forces: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel have been prescribed Lariam or Mefloquine in each year since 2000; how many such soldiers have reported (a)...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Afghan interpreters served alongside the British Army in the last 12 months of operations in Afghanistan.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how long on average people wait for work capability assessments; and which government regions are experiencing the longest waiting times.

    • Social Security Benefits: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department holds details on the total annual value of welfare benefits claimed in each EU member state by British citizens.

      Housing Benefit: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of local housing allowance and shared accommodation rate on the density of young people living in...

      Income Support: Tynemouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in Tynemouth constituency have had income support capped since the introduction of the benefit cap.

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of (a) women and (b) men have made a statutory application to request flexible working in his Department; and how...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on jobseeker's allowance claimants undertaking a mandatory work activity or community work placement taking paternity leave.

      Poverty: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in Scotland were living in relative poverty and contained at least one person in work in each year since 1997.

      Welfare State: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to accept the invitation to appear before the Scottish Parliament's Welfare Reform Committee.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to monitor the effect on provision of (a) Blue Badges, (b) Carers' Allowance and (c) other interlinked...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were recorded as being unemployed under the jobseeker's allowance criteria in each year for which information is available;...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been paid in sanctions applied to jobseekers' allowance claimants in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the future of the Post Office card account.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2014 to Question 209437, what the limit is on the transfer fee included in the procurement agreement; and...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to encourage recipients of universal credit to use jam jar accounts.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost to the public purse has been of compensating farmers for TB in their herds in each of the last five years.

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the cost of TB in cattle herds on the UK agri-food industry in each of the last five years.

      Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the UK's annual quota for skate and rays was in each ICES area in each year since 2000; and what the annual take up of...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department spent on bovine TB control in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 3 December 2013, Official Report, column 630W, on EU grants and loans, how much and what...

    • Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his future policy is on the Local Welfare Assistance Fund.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the scope and range of the business interests and landholdings of local authorities; and if he...

      Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what fiscal steps he is taking to ensure the sustainability of market towns in the UK.

      Royal Albert Dock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received on the award by GLA Land and Property Limited of the contract for commercial development...

      Community Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many properties have been listed as an asset of community value under the provisions of the Localism Act 2011 since that...

  • Wales Office

    • Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many and what proportion of (a) women and (b) men have made a statutory application to request flexible working in his Department; and how many of...

    • Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps his Department is taking to ensure its services are available online; and if he will make a statement.

  • HM Treasury

    • Income Tax: Tynemouth

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Tynemouth constituency paid the top rate of income tax in each of the last five years.

    • Tax Avoidance: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has made to the Irish government about the double-Irish system of reducing the UK tax obligations of multinational corporations.

      Tax Avoidance: Multinational Companies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will request the EU's inspection teams to provide details of all preferential tax deals between (a) Luxembourg, (b) the Netherlands and (c) Ireland...

      Tax Avoidance: Luxembourg

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has made to the government of Luxembourg about that country's tax agreements with multinational corporations who trade in the UK.

      Economic Situation: Japan

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the Japanese recession on the UK economy.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much HM Revenue and Customs is planning to pay to National Savings and Investments to administer the proposed childcare payments scheme.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 6 November 2014, Official Report, column 955, on off-grid gas customers, what estimate his Department...

    • Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 6 November 2014, Official Report, column 951, on fracking, if he will make it his policy to ensure that...

      Gas Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what studies his Department has made of the life expectancy and reliability of combined cycle gas turbines to provide balancing...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 6 November 2014, Official Report, column 946, on energy and climate policies, what estimate his...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will estimate the amount of carbon emitted to the UK atmosphere by subsidised generation of (a) heat by biomass boilers and (b)...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will make additional funds available to allow the Northern Ireland Executive to extend the Warm Home Discount Scheme to Northern...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2014 to Question 198624, by which process his Department estimates wholesale (a) electricity and (b)...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2014 to Question 198624, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's estimate of...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the cost of extending the Warm Homes Discount to park home residents.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Flexible Working

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of (a) women and (b) men have made a statutory application to request flexible working in his Department; and how many of...

    • Government Digital Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of (a) generalist and (b) technical employees and contract staff in the Government Digital Service are (i) Black and minority ethnic...

      Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the rate of cancer survival is in hospitals in (a) East London NHS Foundation Trust, (b) London and (c) England.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent conversation he has had with Ofcom on the introduction of a gaining provider-led switching system in the mobile sector.

    • Broadband: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what access arrangements are in place for broadband subscribers to make complaints via Openreach about poor quality of service.

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of (a) women and (b) men have made a statutory application to request flexible working in his Department;...

  • Department of Health

    • Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission research on (a) innovative pathways to diagnose cancer earlier and (b) encouraging the use of such pathways in the NHS.

    • Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to impose a statutory obligation on the employers of home care workers to provide free influenza vaccinations to their home...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what studies he has commissioned on the potential benefits of using dogs to establish early signs of cancer in humans.

      Veterans: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2014 to Question 210999, if he will publish the timetable for his further consideration of the collection of data on...

      Speech Therapy: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Department for Education on changes in funding for speech therapy for children; and if he will make a statement.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs there were in the Hull local authority area in each of the last five years; what the ratio of GPs to population was in that area in those...

      Swinfenhall Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prisoners held in HM Prison and Young Offender Institution Swinfen Hall have been diagnosed with (a) ADHD and (b) Asperger's Syndrome.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of access on the NHS to new treatments for patients with rarer cancers.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the duties relating to adult social care currently carried out by local authorities that could be transferred to charities...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has commissioned on supporting young people moving from children's to adult's mental health services.

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the take up of childhood vaccinations in (a) Lambeth, (b) Greater London and (c) the UK for each ethnic group.

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the take up of childhood vaccinations in (a) Lambeth, (b) Greater London and (c) the UK among those subject to...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the take up of the HPV vaccine in (a) Lambeth, (b) Greater London and (c) the UK for each ethnic group.

      Prisoners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of prisoners had mental health difficulties upon arrival in adult prison in each year from 2005 to 2014 to date.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps health and wellbeing boards take to monitor their progress on raising awareness of diabetes.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department plans to take to educate vulnerable people about winter flu jabs; and what he expects the result of those steps to be.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of patients waited longer than 18 weeks for treatment in hospitals in (a) Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust...

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of (a) women and (b) men have made a statutory application to request flexible working in his Department; and how many of...

      Cancer: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to support hospital trusts in London to deliver better experience of care for cancer patients; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to reduce further the rate of smoking, drug use and consumption of alcohol among secondary school pupils.

      Out of Area Treatment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients resident in Wales are registered with GPs in England; and how many patients resident in England are registered with GPs in Wales.

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to lay before Parliament regulations on the standardised packaging of cigarettes and tobacco products.

      Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will direct the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to assess the clinical and cost-effectiveness of emerging novel antibiotics in...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to develop a long-term replacement for the Cancer Drugs Fund.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) number of accidents caused by hypoglycaemia annually and (b) cost to the NHS of those accidents.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions his Department has had with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence about improving clinical guidelines on managing...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2014 to Question 212409, whether any clinical policies developed in the last three years have not followed this process.

      Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will assess the effect that the creation of a centrally maintained list of priority pathogens would have on encouraging innovation...

      Health Services: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when it was decided to delay the publication of winter pressure weekly reports.

      Health Professions: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward proposals to regulate the Physicians' Associate profession.

      Health Visitors: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward proposals to regulate health visitors and entry to that profession.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to reduce the number of patients attending A&E departments.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Business: Females

      To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to address the gender pay gap in the financial sector and to increase female representation at board level in...

  • House of Lords

    • Chiropody

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what level of commissioned podiatry places are proposed by Health Education England.

    • Chiropody

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between podiatry and better health outcomes, including for those with diabetes; and on what evidence that...

      Chiropody

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the cost to the National Health Service of poor foot care management.

      Dental Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each region of England in each of the last five years, how many patients with (1) head and neck cancer, and (2) hypodontia, have received treatment with...

      Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many medicines for the treatment of rare diseases have been selected for assessment by the “Commissioning through Evaluation” mechanism.

      Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which organisations within the National Health Service or which represent members who provide services to the National Health Service are bound by the World...

      Faith Schools: Hackney

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to safeguard children from the Charedi community in Hackney currently studying in unregistered schools.

      Grammar Schools

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of grammar schools have been granted dispensation from the Department for Education to arrange their admissions procedures in favour of...

      Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their legislative plans to allow humanist marriages now that the public consultation is closed.

      NHS England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask NHS England to publish the membership of its Clinical Priorities Advisory Group, its Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group and its...

      Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the export earnings which derive from foreign students attending United Kingdom universities.

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial support is available for police officers in Northern Ireland who have had to leave their homes due to security issues, including receipt of...

      Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of the Ambassador for Cultural Change at the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust. To ask Her...

      Supply Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that supply teachers receive the same pay and pensions as other teachers.

      Surgery

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients have undergone orthognathic treatment in each region of England in each of the last five years. To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for...

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