Written answers

Thursday, 4 December 2014

  • Department for Transport

    • Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the regional economic effect of (a) Birmingham Airport, (b) Manchester Airport, (c) Glasgow Airport, (d) Edinburgh...

    • Birmingham Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of extending the runway at Birmingham Airport on regional connectivity to emerging markets.

      Aviation: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of changes in the level of competition between airports on the UK aviation sector in the last 10...

      Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for the future of the UK's long-haul regional airports of any further expansion of (a)...

      East Coast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much Inter City Railways Ltd will pay to acquire Directly Operated Railway's share in East Coast Main Line Company Ltd.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made in (a) nominal and (b) current prices of Inter City Railways Ltd's annual premium payments from 2015-16 to 2023-24.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to publish the InterCity East Coast Franchise Agreement.

      Roads: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Written Statement of 1 December 2014 on transport infrastructure, whether the £15 billion spending commitment for strategic...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the new franchise agreement for the East Coast Main Line on (a) Hull trains and (b) other open...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the explanatory note to the Draft Contracting Out (Vehicle Certification and Related Functions) Order 2014, for what reasons his...

      Driving: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency on its medical standards for people with type-2 diabetes; and if he...

      Driving: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that drivers with type-2 diabetes do not lose their licence as a result of hypoglycaemia.

      East Coast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to complete the sale of East Coast Main Line Company Ltd to Inter City Railways Ltd.

      Railways: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the new franchise agreement for the East Coast Main Line on plans to electrify the railway from...

      Railways: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the new franchise agreement for the East Coast Main Line on services to (a) Howden, (b) Brough...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to build new, and upgrade existing, trunk roads.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the benefit-cost ratio for the High Speed 2 Wigan spur.

      Wrexham-Bidston Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the results of proposals to upgrade the Borderlands rail line.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has for the future of local rail services on the East Coast mainline in Northumberland.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve road safety.

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage safer cycling.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve the provision of local bus services.

  • Home Office

    • Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2014 to Question 215386, how many of the suspicious activity reports were followed up in each year;...

    • Police: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police (a) constables, (b) sergeants, (c) inspectors, (d) chief inspectors, (e) superintendents, (f) chief superintendents and (g)...

      Police: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average annual capitation rate is for a police (a) constable, (b) sergeant, (c) inspector, (d) chief inspector, (e) superintendent...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much of the policing budget was classified as Official Development Assistance in each financial year from 2010-11 to 2013-14.

      Police: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department issues to police forces on their obligation to provide interpreter services.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Take-away Food

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

    • British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has had discussions with the governments of the British Overseas Territories on the establishment of...

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the purpose was of the UK Indian Diaspora Champion's recent visit to Leicester.

      Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Turkish authorities on preventing the smuggling of oil produced in territories...

      United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many police officers are currently seconded to UN peacekeeping missions.

      Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Saudi Arabian government regarding the case of Raif Badawi.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Burmese government on the implications for that country's international legal...

      Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote marine protected areas internationally.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 25 November 2014 to the hon. Member for Moray, Official Report, column 776, whether the UK will...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Maghaberry Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with the Minister of Justice in Northern Ireland about the threat assessments carried out after recent threats...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with which 10 countries UK trade has increased the most in (a) percentage and (b) absolute terms in the last 12 months.

    • Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the potential risk that the development of Hinkley Point C power station may cause a shortage...

      Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what criteria must be met for an arms export licence to be revoked.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the capacity of his Department's buildings for the micro-generation of renewable energy; and if...

  • Department for International Development

    • Voluntary Service Overseas

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department is providing to the business volunteering hub over the next three years.

    • Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many security breaches have been recorded by her Department in each year since 2010; and what action has been taken following each...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many contracts her Department has awarded to (a) small and medium-sized enterprises and (b) mid-sized businesses in each year...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many contracts her Department has entered into with non-UK firms in each year since 2010; and if she will provide details.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many international payments of less than £2 million her Department has made and to which countries in each financial year...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ease the pressure of rising birth rates on schools.

    • Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the number of home-educated children in England and Wales.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the educational attainment of children who are home-educated in England and Wales.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2014 to Question 214684, which representative bodies she or representatives of her Department have met in autumn...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department's Independent Education and School Governance Division has made of the number of homeschooled children in England and...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many homeschooling safeguarding concerns were raised by local authorities with her Department's Independent Education and School Governance...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many parents were (a) investigated and (b) prosecuted for failing to ensure that their children were receiving insufficient hours of education...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many parents were (a) investigated and (b) prosecuted for failing to ensure that their children attended school on a sufficiently regular basis in...

      Education: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department produces an annual (a) estimate of the number of children missing from education in England and Wales and (b) assessment of the...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will bring forward proposals to require all parents who are engaged in homeschooling to register their child with the local authority for...

      Education: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will bring forward proposals to require all parents to ensure that their children are in full-time education irrespective of whether this is...

      Schools: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons her Department has decided to refund VAT costs for schools and academies.

      Social Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to finalise its draft Knowledge and Skills Statement for child and family social work.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time teachers were working in publicly-funded schools at the beginning of the year and not working in schools the...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the number of schools implementing blanket policies against the pay portability of teachers returning after a career break.

      Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the pay and employment conditions of supply teachers employed by supply teacher agencies; and if she will make...

      Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to ensure that qualified teachers employed by private agencies to provide supply cover in schools have access to the Teachers'...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many indeterminate sentenced prisoners were held in open prisons in the years ending 31 March (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014.

    • Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of the companies offering guarantees to support Community Rehabilitation companies are (a) in the third sector and (b) private companies.

      Prisons: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the annual revenue cost of the proposed prison in North Wales.

      Kidnapping: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how he plans to respond to the Law Commission's recommendation on unlawful retention of children in its report on Simplification of Criminal Law:...

      Youth Offending Teams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2014 to Question 215236, by what date he plans to finalise the details of the Youth Offending Team stocktake.

      Police: Guernsey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what reports representatives of his Department have received of complaints by the residents of Sark relating to the Sark newsletter which have been...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2014 to Question 215244, what proportion each individual ethnic group cited in that Answer represented of the...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the evidence used in his assessment of the equality impact of his legislative proposals to create a system of recall adjudicators to...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many recalled determinate sentenced offenders have protected characteristics as defined in the Equality Act 2010.

  • Leader of the House

    • Backbench Business Committee

      To ask the Leader of the House, what assessment he has made of the effect of the creation of the Backbench Business Committee on the work of the House.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the role of training Libyan soldiers in the UK as part of the UK strategy to help Libya improve its long-term security...

    • Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department took to vet Libyan personnel prior to their commencing military training at Bassingbourn barracks; and if he will make a statement.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the date of contract signature was for the (a) A400M, (b) ASTUTE Subsequent Procurement (boats 4-7), (c) Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers,...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent to date on the running costs of the interim IT solution put in place while Capita develop a new platform for the...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance the armed forces have given his Department on the raising of the upper age limit of recruitment of those with specialist skills to become...

      Armed Forces: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to gather figures on the total and average sum paid out in redundancy packages for each branch of the armed services (a)...

      Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to increase uptake of armed forces community covenants.

      Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made on the disposal of his Department's surplus land; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Water

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

    • Social Security Benefits: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects support and security accreditation to be restored to the Enhanced Transition Service Enhancements.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to tackle misleading labelling of food.

    • Quagga Mussels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Contingency Invasive Species Action Plan for the Quagga mussel will be published and considered for implementation.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to reduce price volatility in the dairy industry; and if she will make a statement.

      Milk: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her estimate is of the (a) Actual Milk Price Equivalent and (b) Intervention Milk Price Equivalent for the first...

      Dairy Products: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department spent on marketing support for (a) milk and (b) other dairy products in financial years (i) 2010-11,...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Electronic Government

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

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will publish an analysis of the savings from local authorities' transformational schemes set against the...

      Local Government: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on their obligation to provide interpreter services.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library a copy of section A85 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

      Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many deposit resolution scheme claims were resolved in favour of the (a) landlord and (b) tenant in the last 12 months.

  • HM Treasury

    • Vat

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assistance and advice his Department is providing to small digital supply businesses potentially adversely affected by recent changes in the...

    • Inheritance Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) Wiltshire, (b) London and (c) the UK paid inheritance tax in each of the last four years for which figures are available.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that HM Revenue and Customs' MP helplines are easily accessible for hon. Members and their staff.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will establish a dedicated VAT helpline for the offices of hon. Members to assist them in dealing with cases on behalf of constituents.

      Income Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people paying higher rate tax had taxable income below £50,000 in the last year for which figures are available.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Microgeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the proportion of energy production accounted for by micro-generation in the next three years.

    • Offshore Structures: Electric Cables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much sub-sea off-shore cabling has been laid in which areas in each of the last 30 years.

      Nuclear Installations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment the Office for Nuclear Regulation has made of the threat posed to the security of nuclear facilities by unmanned...

      Energy: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment his Department has made of the cost to businesses of complying with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2014 to Question 214565, what assessment his Department has made of the accuracy of the proxies...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to paragraph 25 of the impact assessment of the Government response to the consultation on support for community energy...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of addtional rooftop solar PV expected to be installed in 2015-16 as a result of...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the total value was of bids received during the first established technologies Contracts for Difference auction for (a) landfill...

      Electric Cables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether the £500 million provision for undergrounding old transmission lines in the UK's protected areas announced by Ofgem on 10...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Suicide

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many suicides there have been (a) in total and (b) per 100,000 population in (i) England in total and (ii) each constituency in each month of the...

    • Cardiovascular System: Diseases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths from cardiovascular disease there were in (a) England and (b) each parliamentary constituency in the last 10 years.

      Big Society Network

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes and a list of attendees of the meeting between the then Minister for Civil Society and the Big...

      Government Departments: Political Impartiality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the phrase 'long-term economic plan' or the content of that policy is covered by Crown copyright; and whether permission has been given to...

      Immigration

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the reasons for entry of non-EU migrants were in the last five years; and how many such migrants entered for each such reason.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many non-EU students came to the UK to study in the last year.

      Energy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to insulate his departmental estate in order to improve energy efficiency; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to promote holidays in the UK to British residents; and if he will make a statement.

    • Odyssey Marine Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations his Department has received from (a) Dr Sean Kingsley of Odyssey Maritime Exploration and the Maritime Heritage...

      HMS Victory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what arrangements his Department is making for direct, on board ship monitoring of the work on the HMS Victory 1744 wreck site by...

      HMS Victory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has been subject to any threat of legal action by the Maritime Heritage Foundation or the Odyssey Marine...

      HMS Victory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many reports from independent companies and subject experts in sea bed restoration and conservation the Maritime Heritage...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the feasibility of providing alternative leased line providers with passive infrastructure...

      Mobile Phones: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to direct Ofcom to conduct a pre-auction review of mobile sector competition before the sale of the...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will commission research on the effects on consumers of fixed odds betting terminals which is based on analysis of the operation...

      Mobile Phones: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to support the roll-out of mobile communications infrastructure in rural areas.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of spectrum caps in the 2012 4G auction.

      Mobile Phones: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the levels of competition in the mobile backhaul market.

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the proposals of the Law Commission on reform of the Electronic Communications Code...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Ofcom about the recommendations of the Law Commission on reform of the Electronic Communications Code...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to insulate his departmental estate in order to improve energy efficiency; and if he will make a statement.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to publish a vision and strategy document for the...

  • Department of Health

    • Services for Children and Young People With Speech Language and Communication Needs Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made on implementing the recommendations of the Bercow Review of support for children and young people with speech, language and...

    • Dementia: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of adults in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire have been diagnosed with dementia in each of the last 10 years.

      Mental Health Services: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is for talking therapies in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff are employed by the (a) Macfarlane Trust and (b) Caxton Foundation; and what their (i) posts and (ii) current salaries are.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were registered with (a) the Macfarlane Trust, (b) the Skipton Fund and (c) the Caxton Foundation in each year since 2011.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of local authority budget reductions between 2010 and 2015 on the provision of services relating to mental...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress the Government has made on implementing proposals set out in his Department's publication Hard Truths: The Journey to Putting Patients First.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people arrived at accident and emergency departments in each NHS foundation trust in London during the last weekend of November 2014; and how...

      Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made on the disposal of his Department's surplus land; and if he will make a statement.

      Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received about the decision by North Devon Healthcare Trust to centralise stroke services in Ottery St Mary; and if he will...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2014 to Question 215768, where responsibility lies for holding clinical commissioning groups to account on the...

      Vaccination: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to extend the provisions of the Vaccine Damaged Payments Act 1979 to people who are damaged by a vaccine...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of black and minority ethnic lesbian and bisexual women who have contemplated suicide.

      Vaccination: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to extend the provisions of the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 to other vaccines including those against...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Science: Females

      To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, how the Government Equalities Office pilot project to improve links between schools and businesses to raise the career aspirations of young people,...

  • House of Lords

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their partnership commitment to the Public Health Responsibility Deal prevents or inhibits them from halting the growth of sales of food infused with...

    • Antisemitism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of whether the murder of Jewish and Druze Israelis in a Jerusalem Synagogue has heightened security fears in the United Kingdom at...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of reports of systematic sexual violence against women in Burma, as documented by the Women’s League of Burma in their recent...

      Cafcass

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service staff dealing with child protection cases involving children...

      Caribbean

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 24 November (HL Deb, col 678), in which specific islands and with which specific funding streams they...

      Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of NHS England’s Action for Diabetes on the commissioning decisions made by clinical commissioning groups.

      Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with NHS England about improving the process involved in assessing medicines used for treating rare diseases as described in...

      EU Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the value of United Kingdom overseas aid administered by the European Union in 2013; and what they expect the figure to be in 2014.

      European Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 20 November (HL2789), whether they will now answer the question originally asked namely,...

      Foreign and Commonweath Office

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many overseas-based Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff are employed in the United Kingdom and how many are local employees; what percentage of its...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce further regulations on B2 gaming machines.

      General Practitioners: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 5 November (HL2465), what is the amount of the enhanced payment for each of the 20 medical conditions listed.

      Guinea-Bissau

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will continue to support the mandate of the United Nations Peacebuilding Mission in Guinea Bissau.

      Guinea-Bissau

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed the success or otherwise of the current European Union External Action Service interventions in Guinea Bissau.

      Guinea-Bissau

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have provided advice or other support to the Security Sector Reform programme in Guinea Bissau in each of the last three years.

      Health Services: Greater Manchester

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the outcome of the Healthier Together consultation in Greater Manchester will be published.

      Health: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the eligible population have been offered an appointment under the NHS Health Check Scheme for each year since the scheme began.

      Health: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what National Health Service datasets are available to compare the mental and physical health of people from Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities with that...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to bring forward regulations which will permit the implantation of embryos free of harmful mitochondrial mutations into the uterus of women...

      International Commission on Missing Persons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support has been provided by the United Kingdom to the International Commission on Missing Persons in each of the last three years.

      International Commission on Missing Persons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect to secure international agreement on the legal status of the International Commission on Missing Persons as an international organisation.

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what immediate action they and their partners will take to meet the urgent needs of refugees and displaced people in northern Iraq, both inside and outside...

      Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which governments they are aware of which have paid ransoms to IS; and what discussions they have had with them.

      Ivory Coast

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the political situation and stability in Ivory Coast since the end of the civil war there in 2011.

      Learning Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to implement any of the changes suggested in the Winterbourne View report.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in its negotiations with Israel during the peace process, the Quartet will apply strict conformity to the requirements of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they will make to the government of Israel in the light of the finding by Defence for Children International that 10 children were...

      National Savings Bonds: Pensioners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will announce the exact rates on pensioner bonds, as promised in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Budget speech.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect the National Health Service to operate at a deficit for 2014; and what assessment they have made of the impact of any such deficit on...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government by how much the provision for clinical negligence claims against the National Health Service has grown in the last year; why it has grown; and what strategy...

      Nigeria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of current levels of religious tension in Nigeria.

      Orphan Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to make available for prescription under the National Health Service orphan and ultra-orphan drugs for the treatment of rare diseases now...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what funds the European Union has contributed to the Palestinian National Security Forces during the last three years; what, if any, bilateral contribution...

      Pancreatic Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with NHS England regarding unmet need in respect of pancreatic cancer treatment when re-evaluating medicines on the Cancer...

      Secure Colleges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of their consultations on proposals for secure colleges.

      Stem Cells

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the mitochondrial diseases listed in Annex D of the Mitochondrial Donation consultation document, February 2014, include degenerative...

      Tickets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will take to address transparency in commercial ticket re-selling for the benefit of consumers.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people in (1) the United Kingdom, (2) the South West of England, and (3) Bristol, are not in employment, education or training a year after having...

      West Africa: Ebola

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of the Republic of Ireland on measures to deal with those passengers entering either that country or the...

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