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Written answers

Monday, 1 December 2014

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what registration rate was achieved by use of (a) Department for Work and Pensions...

  • Prime Minister

    • Religious Freedom

      To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with other world leaders over the increasing threat to freedom of religion for (a) Christians and (b) members of other faith groups.

    • Radicalism

      To ask the Prime Minister, what recent discussions he has had with the First Minister of Wales regarding tackling extremism; and what plans he has to discuss that issue at the next Joint...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Electronic Government

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

    • Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former workers of the Remploy factory in Aberdare are (a) looking for work, (b) currently in work, (c) retired, (d) in receipt of...

      Post Office Card Account: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in each Scottish parliamentary constituency use Post Office card accounts.

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) local authority area in Scotland are subject to benefit cap.

      Employment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support is available for people with a mental illness at work.

      Work Programme: Kilmarnock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people (a) were eligible for and (b) participated in the Work Programme in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency in each month since...

      Social Security Benefits: Kilmarnock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much benefit was withheld from claimants in benefit sanctions in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency in each of the last five years for...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2014 to Question 215334 and the Answer of 4 July 2013, Official Report, column 736W, (a) on what date...

      Sick Leave: Medway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of days lost to long-term sick leave (a) in total and (b) for reasons related to mental health in (i)...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how many, (b) what proportion of and (c) which jobcentres will be operating universal credit by spring 2015.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which families claiming universal credit will be able to claim free school meals when universal credit is fully rolled out.

      Construction: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Association for Project Safety on revisions to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007;...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people he expects to be claiming universal credit by May 2015.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of children living in poverty in each constituent part of the UK; and how many children were living in...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the Government has spent on advertising aimed at reducing benefit fraud since May 2010.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress he has made in implementing the recommendation in the Oakley Review that the Department should work with providers to pilot a...

      Personal Independence Payment: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects disabled people in Wirral with outstanding applications for personal independence payment to receive a decision on their claim.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of jobseeker's allowance have been issued with a three year benefit sanction in each month since October 2012.

      Pensioners: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to increase awareness among pensioners of the benefits for which they are eligible.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people returned to Job Centre Plus from the Work Programme in May 2014; and how many of those people are (a) in a community work...

      Housing Benefit: Lancaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have made applications for funding from the Discretionary Housing Fund in Lancaster district since the inception of that fund.

      Take-away Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on take-away food for staff since May 2010.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2014 to Question 215554 when the sourcing activity is likely to be concluded; and whether the...

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much compensation her Department has paid for unlawfully detaining individuals under immigration powers in each of the last five years.

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal immigrants from what countries of origin were granted asylum in each year since 2010; what the nature of their illegal...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) men and (b) women were (i) arrested, (ii) charged and (iii) cautioned for sexual activity with a child in each of the last five...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people under the age of 16 in each county were victims of sexual offences in the last year for which figures are available.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of sexual abuse against children and young people have been reported to police in each of the last five years.

      Entry Clearances: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on issuing visas to the 17 residents of Camp Liberty, Iraq, whose admission to the UK has been agreed...

      Entry Clearances: Australasia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will amend visa regulations affecting citizens of Australia and New Zealand to allow them to stay in the UK.

      Homophobia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce homophobic hate crime; and if she will make a statement.

      Religiously Aggravated Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of Islamophobic hate crime were recorded by the police in (a) Greater London, (b) Hackney and (c) England in the last 10...

      Religiously Aggravated Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests and prosecutions there have been for Islamophobic hate crime in (a) Greater London, (b) Hackney and (c) England in the last...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people under the age of 16 have been the victim of a sexual offence in each police area in the last year for which data is available.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding that was previously allocated to the Prevent agenda is now allocated to integration projects.

      Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what amount her Department spent on (a) advertisements placed on social media websites, (b) other promotional activities on social media,...

      Take-away Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has spent on take-away food for staff since May 2010.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which community and voluntary sector organisations are engaged with the Channel deradicalisation programme.

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she last held discussions with Welsh Government Ministers regarding tackling extremism; and whether she plans to have further meetings...

      Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what process is in place for triggering a review of the Shortage Occupation List insofar as it relates to the overhead line worker sector.

      Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reasons were for the voltage restriction placed on the overhead lineworkers category on the Shortage Occupation List by the...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2014 to Question 215112, on which page of the NCA's Suspicious Activity Reports Annual Report 2013 the...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2014 to Question 215108, on which page of the NCA's Suspicious Activity Reports Annual Report 2013 the...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2014 to Question 215109, on which page of the NCA's Suspicious Activity Reports Annual Report 2013 the...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2014 to Question 215111, on which page of the NCA's Suspicious Activity Reports Annual Report 2013 the...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many days between 7 October 2013 and 3 November 2014 (a) she, (b) the Minister for Crime Prevention, (c) the Minister for Immigration...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether requests for assistance have been made to her Department in the last 12 months by people, now living under protection schemes as a...

    • Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with HM Treasury about the effect on tax revenues in Northern Ireland resulting from cross-border smuggling.

  • Department of Health

    • Patients: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made on implementing the recommendations of the Berwick report into Improving the Safety of Patients in England, published in August...

    • Video Games: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has conducted on links between aggressive teenage behaviour and the use of violent video games.

      Drugs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the contribution of 7 November 2014 by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, Official Report, column 116, what the...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of NHS staff will receive a one per cent or higher pay award through non-consolidated increases or incremental pay awards this year.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans NHS England has to consult (a) charities and (b) patients during the two month notice period for de-prioritisation of drugs from the Cancer...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he and Ministers in his Department have had with NHS England about the implications for re-evaluating the Cancer Drugs Fund list on...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the feasibility of transposition of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Quality Standard...

      Patients: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the rates of (a) pulmonary embolism, (b) blood-stream infection and (c) foreign body left in after procedure has been in England in each year since 2000.

      Patients: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals have been rated poor with regards to open and honest reporting of patient safety incidents in each month since May 2010.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information (a) his Department and (b) NHS England holds on the cancer survival rate of people aged over 75; how this information is being used to...

      NHS: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to support the Health Research Agency in its efforts to harmonise and streamline the regulation and governance of...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce NHS waiting lists for psychological treatments and reduce the number of patients who commit suicide while...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will direct the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to amend its drug approval system to ensure (a) more cancer drugs and (b) more...

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has made to his German counterpart on thalidomide damage in the UK.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's press release dated 28 August 2014, entitled Thousands more patients to benefit from additional £160 million for...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's publication, Flu Plan Winter 2014, published in April 2014-15, if he will introduce free flu vaccinations to people...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to encourage the uptake of the flu vaccine among people with learning disabilities.

      Mental Health Services: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to tackle inequalities in access to mental health services in the BAME community.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is for talking therapies in (a) Gillingham and Rainham constituency, (b) Medway and (c) England.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) do not inherit budget deficits when taking responsibility for...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of adults in (a) Gillingham and Rainham constituency, (b) Medway and (c) England has been diagnosed with dementia in each of the last 10...

      Waste Disposal: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will request that the Health Protection Agency undertakes an assessment of the effects on public health of modern hazardous waste sites...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) proportion and (b) number of GPs has completed the National Education Programme on Health at Work organised by the Royal College of GPs.

      Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the shortage of the BCG vaccine on the incidence of tuberculosis (a) worldwide and (b) in the UK.

      Bladder Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to make available alternative forms of bladder cancer treatment for patients who are affected by the shortage of the BCG vaccine.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to reply to the letter of 31 October 2014 from the right hon. Member for Exeter about the NHS in Devon.

      General Practitioners: Buntingford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans NHS England has to ensure GP services in Buntingford expand in line with the increases in population as a result of new and proposed housing...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will provide incentives to GPs to (a) promote keeping people in work and (b) help patients return to work after illness.

      Mental Health Services: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is for an appointment with child and adolescent mental health services in Warrington; and how many people referred have...

      Royston Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received on the redevelopment of Royston Hospital; and if he will make a statement.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions for (a) Pregabalin and (b) Gabapentin were issued in each English local authority in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Business: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many loans have been made by the British Business Bank to companies based in Northern Ireland.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for North East Bedfordshire of 2 September 2014 regarding the...

      Business: Gillingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department has taken to increase the level of access to credit to businesses in Gillingham and Rainham...

      Window Blinds: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many children under the age of three died from entanglement in looped blind cords in the UK in (a) 2012 and (b) 2013.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • EU Common Foreign and Security Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what UK (a) military and (b) other personnel (i) have been and (ii) are deployed under Common Foreign and Security Policy or Common Security and Defence...

    • Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2014 to Question 213404, for what reason £14.7 million of the additional costs of the recent training...

      Electronic Government

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

      DA Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what D-notices have been issued by the Defence, Press and Broadcasting Advisory Committee since April 2012; and if he will place copies of such notices...

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of the advertising budget to support reserve recruitment campaigns has been to date; and what the overall budget is for such expenditure...

      Ministry of Defence Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to recruit more women into the Ministry of Defence Police.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when each of the initial production batch of four F-35B aircraft will be delivered to the UK.

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when HMS Talent and HMS Triumph will be based at HMNB Clyde; and when and where those vessels will be decommissioned.

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on each long lead item for the Successor submarine; and how much his Department has spent on the Successor submarine...

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress he has made on the awarding of contracts for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship.

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the progress made by NATO in training and developing Rapid Reaction Forces in response to the situation in Ukraine.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many instances of fouling from abandoned or lost fishing gear affecting Royal Navy ships there have been in (a) UK or (b) non-UK waters in the last...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on making the full amount of flood funds available to local communities.

    • Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many appeals to the Planning Inspectorate have taken (a) up to 30 days, (b) up to 60 days, (c) up to 90 days and (d) more...

      Planning Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people have been employed by the Planning Inspectorate to determine planning applications in each of the last five years.

      Change of Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 14 October 2014 to Question 209429, and the Housing Standards Review Technical Consultation issued in...

      Flexible Working

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

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much of the Severe Weather Recovery Scheme awarded to local authorities for costs incurred during the winter floods has...

      Housing: Lancaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new houses are (a) being built and (b) projected to be built in the next 12 months in Lancaster district.

      Private Rented Housing: Lancaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people in Lancaster district live in private rented accommodation.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish a real-terms time series of change in individual local authority income since 2010-11.

  • HM Treasury

    • Infrastructure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential for UK pension funds to invest in public infrastructure projects.

    • Economic Growth: West Midlands

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to create a powerhouse for Birmingham and the West Midlands.

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what review his Department has conducted of the financial arrangements of the funding for the Hinkley C nuclear plant.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Suffolk

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many properties sold in (a) Bury St Edmunds constituency and (b) Suffolk County Council area attracted stamp duty land tax levied at (i) zero per cent,...

      National Insurance Contributions: New Businesses

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the savings to businesses resulting from the Government's national insurance changes in (a) Harrogate and Knaresborough...

      Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will discuss with the Financial Conduct Authority ways of ensuring that people with personal pensions becoming payable from April 2015 are aware of...

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to recover revenue lost to the illicit trade in tobacco.

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate has he made of the cost to the public purse of organised crime associated with the trade in illicit tobacco.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Denbighshire

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in each ward of (a) the Vale of Clwyd and (b) Denbighshire have received tax credits in each of the last five years.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Employment: Discrimination

      To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to tackle discrimination of disabled people in the UK workforce.

  • Department for Transport

    • Electronic Government

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

    • Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much government financial support has been budgeted for cycling initiatives in each of the next five years.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Irish government on the joint operation of the UK and Irish coastguard services.

      Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which of his Department's capital investment programmes have involved expenditure in Blackpool North and Cleveleys constituency since 2010.

      Transport: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the Government has spent on sustainable transport in (a) Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber in each of...

      River Tyne: Bridges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department expects the refurbishment of Ovingham Bridge in Hexham constituency to be finished; and if he will publish a stage by stage...

      Vehicle Certification Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on finding a private sector partner for the Vehicle Certification Agency.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many instances affecting HM Coastguard ships there have been of fouling from abandoned or lost fishing gear in the last two years; how many...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average number of staff working the night shift at the National Maritime Operations Centre in Fareham was in the period October to November 2014.

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff must be employed at each maritime reserve co-ordination centre (MRCC) and the National Maritime Operations Centre in order to avoid any...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2014 to Question 215596, at what grades are the coastguards in place at the National Maritime Operations Centre.

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of coastguards opting for voluntary redundancy as part of the coastguard reform programmes received their redundancy payment within 30...

      Driving: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many drivers have lost their licence due to hypoglycaemic incidents in each of the last five years.

      Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many employees of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have resigned since 8 September 2014.

      Railways: Hereford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money was paid in compensation to passengers for delayed trains on the Hereford to Paddington line in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014 to date.

      Railways: Hereford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many days have there been delays on the Hereford to Paddington line due to signalling failures in each of the last three years; and what the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Central African Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Government is taking to promote religious respect and the safety of Christians in the Central African Republic.

    • Electronic Government

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

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assistance the UK has provided to Intergovernmental Authority on Development monitoring and verification teams in...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports or assessments have been commissioned on child protection proceedings in the Overseas Territories and Crown...

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take following the recent death of Hasan Al-Shaikh in Bahrain as a result of alleged police torture; and...

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the arrest of Zainab Al-Khawaja in Bahrain; and if he will make a statement.

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the arrest and torture of 13 women in Bahrain for organising a public referendum; and...

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the German government on securing funding for British victims of thalidomide.

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the recent finding of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention that Tagi Al Maidan is being arbitrarily...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of political prisoners in Burmese prisons.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Burmese government about its Rakhine State Action Plan.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Burmese government on its decision not to change the constitution of that country until...

      Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts at the UN about the persecution of Christians in other...

  • Department for International Development

    • British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what reports or assessments have been commissioned into child protection proceedings in the Overseas Territories and Crown...

    • Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that a Gaza donor conference takes place in the near future; and what additional steps...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect on the health services in developing countries of doctors and nurses being recruited to...

      West Africa: Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much aid has been given to countries affected by the Ebola epidemic in each of the last three years.

      Electronic Government

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

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the salary was at each payband used in her Department in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014.

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what reports she has received on the humanitarian situation within the civilian population of eastern Ukraine.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what direct assistance her Department is providing to refugees from Syrian Kurdistan who are now living in the South East Anatolia...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support the work of Tawanmandi.

  • Department for Education

    • Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2014 to Question 211963, if she will provide a list of the specified derogations from the Admissions Code that...

    • Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to reduce water (a) usage and (b) bills in her Department; and if she will make a statement.

      Teachers: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of teachers in Brighton and Hove who were trained as part of the Teach First programme; and if she will make...

      Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which of her Department's capital investment programmes have involved expenditure in Blackpool North and Cleveleys constituency since 2010.

      Mathematics: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she had with her international counterparts on best practice for mathematics teaching; and if she will make a statement.

      Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason there is a 15-day turnaround period for her private office to respond to urgent requests from hon. Members for a meeting with her.

      Sixth Form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) schools and (b) academies have established sixth forms since January 2014; and how much (i) revenue and (ii) capital funding has been...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much (a) start-up, (b) revenue and (c) capital funding has been allocated to 16 to 19 academies and free schools that have opened since January 2014.

      Sixth Form Colleges: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much extra funding, over and above that provided to school sixth forms, her Department provides to sixth form colleges to cover their VAT costs.

      Schools: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions she has had with the Welsh Government Minister for Education on tackling extremism and radicalisation in schools; and whether...

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress her Department has made on ensuring that children's centres have access to live birth data for their catchment areas.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support her Department has made available to small primary schools for providing free school meals.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional capital funding she plans to make available to help schools provide free hot meals to all infant pupils.

  • Leader of the House

    • Sinn Fein

      To ask the Leader of the House, what recent discussions he has had with other parties represented in the House of Commons on the payment of allowances to hon. Members representing Sinn Fein; and...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Odour Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward proposals to amend the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to enable local authorities to take...

    • Fuels: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, under what criteria products are granted exemption from the prohibition on smoky fuels in a controlled area.

      Fuels: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations she has received about the burning of smoky fuels in residential properties.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish a timetable for the preparation of an action plan to improve air quality.

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure its services are available online; and if she will make a statement.

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which government departments were given advice by her Department in its role overseeing sustainable development across...

      Plastic Bags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance her Department plans to publish on the purpose to which proceeds of the single-use plastic bag charge can be...

      Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which of her Department's capital investment programmes have involved expenditure in Blackpool North and Cleveleys...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that home insurance is offered to people living in flood risk areas.

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when her Department plans to publish its response to the consultation it launched on 22 July 2014 regarding the secondary...

      Rivers: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the findings of the WWF-UK report, The state of...

      Rivers: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to improve the quality of the rivers Beane and Mimram; and if she will make a statement.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what change there has been in air quality in each UK city with a population in excess of 300,000 from 1994 to 2014.

      Floods: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding her Department has allocated for implementing the Lancashire and Blackpool local flood risk management...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Fuel Poverty: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the number of households in fuel poverty in (a) Pendle constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West.

    • Electronic Government

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

      Petrol: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will hold discussions with representatives of the fuel industry to establish the reasons why the retail price differential...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many households in each council tax band are in receipt of payments under the renewable heat incentive.

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many households in each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) local authority are in receipt of payments under the renewable heat...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the findings on the UK in the report of the Building Performance...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2014 to Question 214561, on the green deal scheme, what confidentiality reasons prevent that...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2014 to Question 214693, when the next Domestic Supplies Obligations annual report will be published.

      Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2014 to Question 214562, on the Energy Companies Obligation, when the next quarterly official...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the effect on small-scale wind turbine development of the removal of 15kw Fee-in-Tariff bracket in...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the implications for the Government's climate change strategy of the United Nations Environment...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that energy companies offering tariffs with an inbuilt charitable commitment pay both...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the value was of charitable donations made through energy bill tariffs in 2013.

      Coke: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2014 to Question 214810, what steps he plans to take to encourage his Department's contractors...

  • Attorney General

    • Electronic Government

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps the Law Officers' Departments are taking to ensure their services are available online; and if he will make a statement.

    • Harry Street

      To ask the Attorney General, for what reasons the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to proceed with some of the charges against Harry Street during hearings in his case at Birmingham Crown...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for which written questions tabled by the hon. Member for Shipley in 2014, and answered with a promise to write a letter, a letter has (a) been and (b)...

    • Electronic Government

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

      Civil Proceedings: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy is on use of the Welsh language in civil proceedings relating to a matter in Wales which is being heard in England; what arrangements...

      Business: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what involvement his Department has had in plans to review the Government's Business and Human Rights Action Plan.

      Youth Offending Teams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, by what date he has asked officials carrying out the Youth Offending Team Stock Take announced on 17 November 2014 to report.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders have been engaged with the National Offender Management Service deradicalisation programme in each of the last five years.

      Employment Tribunals Service: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in (a) the North West and (b) Warrington entered sex discrimination claims at an employment tribunal in the (i) 12 months before and...

      Youth Offending Teams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the job titles of each official from his Department with responsibility for carrying out the fieldwork for the Youth Offending Team...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to ensure its services are available online; and if he will make a statement.

    • Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his role is in public appointments.

      Big Society Network

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the minutes, redacted if necessary, of any discussions between his Department, the Big Society Network and NESTA on the funding of...

      Diseases: Older People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the mortality rates are of patients aged over 75 years suffering from (a) cardiovascular disease, (b) respiratory disease, (c) liver disease and...

      Older Workers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people worked after their 65th birthday in each of the last three years.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much Arts Council England funding was awarded to organisations in (a) the London Borough of Havering, (b) Essex, (c) London and (d)...

    • Nominet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when and on what grounds Nominet was granted the exclusive authority to administer the .uk namespace.

      Nominet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of Nominet's licence to grant .uk domain names on the competitiveness of the domain...

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the current BBC funding model; and if he will make a statement.

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has made of the next BBC licence fee settlement.

      Electronic Government

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

      Woodland Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what support the Government has offered to the Woodland Trust for its tree-planting campaign to commemorate the centenary of the First...

  • House of Lords

    • A4: Hammersmith and Fulham

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect work on the Hammersmith flyover, scheduled to finish in summer 2014, to be completed.

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Police Commissioners about anti-choice campaigners intimidating clients outside sexual and reproductive health and rights...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many users of Access to Work whose primary medical condition is classified as difficulty in hearing had the financial value of their support reduced as a...

      Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will accelerate the conclusion of requests for resettlement by Afghan interpreters and other personnel employed by the United Kingdom, either by...

      Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to ensure that there is security, protection and support for women human rights defenders in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have developed a country specific plan designed to enhance the...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why clause 55 of the Deregulation Bill was not subject to or part of the public consultation on the Bill as reported by the Cabinet Office in its published...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will hold a public consultation on clause 55 of the Deregulation Bill and also publish the views on it of the Chief Medical Officer, Public...

      Antisemitism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the conference on anti-semitism held on 12 and 13 November in Berlin by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

      Antisemitism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a minister attended the recent Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe conference on anti-semitism held in Berlin; and what was the...

      Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are putting in place to increase the proportion of small and medium-sized enterprises which take on apprentices.

      Armed Forces: Malaria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Lariam (mefloquine) is administered to pilots and air crew serving in the armed forces.

      Artificial Sweeteners: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total amount of artificial sweeteners imported into the United Kingdom in 2013.

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the purpose of the United Kingdom's training of Nawaf Hamza, head of the Bahrain Public Prosecution and Special Investigation Unit; and how they will...

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain concerning the death in prison there of Hasan al-Shaikh and the reported treatment in prison...

      Castes: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to launch a further public consultation on treatment of caste-based discrimination as an aspect of race within the meaning of the...

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the Home Office summit on policing and mental health held on 23 October (1) what engagement with Black Mental Health UK (BMH UK) is proposed in...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to give a response to the questions asked of them in the United Nations Special Rapporteur’s Report on Human Rights and Terrorism,...

      Crime: Statistics

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect on community relations with citizens of Asian origin of crime reporting referring to “the Asian...

      Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether independent schools teaching creationism or similar views of science are downgraded in their Ofsted inspections as a result.

      Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of teaching material used by schools following the Accelerated Christian Education curriculum; and whether they consider that...

      Detention Centres

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will postpone their plans to expand the immigration detention estate until they have received the findings of the Parliamentary inquiry into the...

      Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many medicines for the treatment of rare diseases the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has considered; and how many it has approved...

      Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what encouragement they are giving to the pharmaceutical industry to develop new treatments for patients with rare diseases.

      Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with NHS England about incorporating the views of patients when they are making their decisions about the availability of...

      Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government since the introduction of individual electoral registration how many people have attempted to register to vote but failed to do so because they were unable...

      Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 17 November (HL2522), what action, on top of the Electoral Commission’s encouragement of...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support projects aimed at making young people more employable.

      Employment: Hearing Impairment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average financial value of awards made to people whose primary medical condition was classified as difficulty in hearing for the provision of a...

      EU Internal Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Livingston of Parkhead on 19 November (HL2689), what evidence they have of the United Kingdom enjoying benefits which...

      Faith Schools

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they take to ensure that Ofsted inspectors are independent of faith schools that they inspect.

      Falkland Islands

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will revisit the circumstances in which the late Corporal McLaughlin was recommended for a gallantry award during the Falklands conflict which...

      Further Education: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of teachers in further education colleges are employed on zero hours contracts.

      Gatwick Express Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps the Office of Rail Regulation is taking to improve and make more reliable the Gatwick Express train service.

      Georgia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent political resignations in Georgia and accusations that members of the United National Movement are being investigated.

      Immigration: Poland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 11 November (HL2694) concerning the employment of Polish immigrants in the United Kingdom, what...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 17 November (HL2643) and by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 21 November (HL2908), how it was possible to describe...

      India

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of India regarding women who underwent sterilisation at a government-run camp in Chhattisgarh, and the...

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Iraq about the destruction of churches, synagogues and holy sites in Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will call on the government of Iraq to ratify the statutes of the International Criminal Court.

      Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are aware of any military terrorists fighting for ISIL who have ever been trained by the British Army or are using British weapons.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of patients from Gaza, the West Bank and Syria who are being treated in Israeli hospitals.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the renewed practice of demolishing Palestinian homes.

      Jobseeker’s Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people over the age of 30 have applied for Jobseeker's Allowance in (1) the United Kingdom, (2) the South West of England, and (3) Bristol.

      Lobbying

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in establishing a statutory register of lobbyists.

      London, Tilbury and Southend Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there has been any public consultation regarding the new train timetables implemented as a consequence of the new franchise awarded to c2c to operate...

      London, Tilbury and Southend Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received any representations regarding the new train timetables implemented as part of the new franchise awarded to c2c to continue to...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to conduct consultations at a local level about the best ways of rehabilitating and re-integrating upon their return young people...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the leadership of the Palestinian Authority about the killing of Israeli worshippers in a synagogue in West Jerusalem on...

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how motorists in Northern Ireland obtain vehicle registration and licensing; what is their assessment of the success of the new system; and what changes to...

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the written answer by Baroness Kramer on 11 November (HL2661) concerning vehicle registration and licensing in Northern Ireland, whether they...

      Music: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are putting in place to encourage local authorities to spend their Education Services Grants on providing music lessons in schools; and...

      Northern Ireland Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the progress to date of the discussions initiated by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland with the political parties in...

      Northumberland Prison

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Ministry of Justice advised Sodexo, the contractors managing HM Prison Northumberland at Acklington, not to appear before the Overview and...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the loss to the Palestinian economy each year through the destruction of olive trees; and whether they have any plans to...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they will make to the government of Israel in respect of the funding of continuing healthcare in Gaza when the United Kingdom ceases its...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the leadership of the Palestinian Authority about incitement to violence in Palestinian media.

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the smuggling of arms into Gaza from the sea.

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask the government of Egypt when the Rafah crossing point at the buffer zone adjoining the Gaza strip will be reopened.

      Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many planning appeals and enforcement appeals involving (1) a single Gypsy and Traveller pitch, and (2) a single dwelling house, the Secretary of State...

      Private Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current efforts of private schools to engage with state schools.

      Public Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 10 November (WS 1), whether they have ever categorised any of the public bodies referred to...

      Quindell

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are investigating Quindell plc and its board of directors and financial advisers; and if not, whether they plan to do so.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 2 July (HL602), how many of the 18 joining offers to individuals wishing to become engineer officers...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) engineer officers, and (2) systems engineer officers, at the rank of (a) Third Officer, (b) Second Officer, (c) First Officer, and (d) Chief...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what analysis has been made of the reasons for the reported shortfall in engineering officers in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

      Sierra Leone

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many serving (1) members of the armed forces, and (2) reservists, deployed to Sierra Leone in the ebola epidemic have been given Lariam (mefloquine) as a...

      South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with other donor countries about the case for innovative funding arrangements to meet long-term humanitarian needs in South Sudan.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to suggest that the United Nations conducts an inquiry into the reported failure of the United Nations Mission in Darfur to report...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will instruct the United Kingdom's representative at the United Nations Security Council to call on the Secretary General to publish the full...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Foreign Secretary, in his meeting with Hadi al-Bahra on 10 November, discussed the Syrian Opposition's commitment to guarantee freedom of...

      Taxation: Gibraltar

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many tax information exchange agreements with other countries have been signed by Gibraltar; and whether they will report the outcome of the review by...

      Terrorism: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the source of funding for the terrorist activities of ISIL and Hamas; and whether they consider any such funding to come...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many planning and enforcement appeals involving Gypsy sites in the Green Belt were allowed between February 2006 and March 2012; and how many of those...

      UN High Commissioner for Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom will be represented at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' Ministerial pledging conference in Geneva on 9 December.

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding they have provided for locally delivered Universal Support in the Universal Credit Pathfinder areas; what funding is planned for the roll-out in...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many responses they have received to their consultation on local welfare provision; and how they propose to ensure that all those responses are...

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of the Republic of Ireland concerning the commemoration of the outbreak of First World War; and what was...

      Written Questions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what instructions and training notes they provide to officials preparing answers to parliamentary questions; and whether they will publish any such documents.

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