Written answers

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

  • HM Treasury

    • Tax Allowances: Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 20 February 2012, Official Report, column 643W, on tax allowance pensions, what proportion of income tax relief on...

    • Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 1.117 of the Autumn Statement 2014, if he will take steps to compensate Programme Making and Special Event users of spectrum...

      Mortgages

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make representations at EU level to prevent an EU Mortgage Credit Directive from (a) significantly altering current regulatory practice in the UK...

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to exempt students flying on domestic flights within the UK from air passenger duty; and if he will make a statement.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to help home buyers aged over 40 acquire mortgages.

      Electronic Commerce: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effects of planned changes in EU VAT on digital sales on the level of exporting to other EU member states by...

      Infrastructure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to invest in infrastructure.

      Electronic Commerce: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that small businesses are not adversely affected by the implementation of new EU VAT rules for digital sales.

  • Prime Minister

    • Syria

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether he plans to discuss (a) an increase in the number of refugees from Syria resettling in the EU and (b) measures to help the families of such refugees at the next...

    • Devolution: Scotland

      To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with the devolved administrations about the recommendations of the Smith Commission.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of how many people will claim jobseeker's allowance as a result of no longer being able to claim the...

    • Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people affected by the under-occupancy penalty who have subsequently moved into a smaller home.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 April 2014 to Question 195875, when he expects a comparable administration cost for personal independent payments...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what date he has set for full implementation of universal credit across the UK.

      Energy

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

      Carer's Allowance: Banff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Banff and Buchan constituency are in receipt of carers' allowance.

      Universal Credit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the saving to the public purse in Scotland by 2019-20 from the decision not to uprate the universal credit work...

      Universal Credit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in Scotland he forecasts will be claiming universal credit in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19 and (c) 2019-20.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will instruct the Head of Payroll Services at Newcastle Employee Service Centre to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Angus...

      Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pilot schemes his Department has launched since May 2010.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the value of Work Programme payments claimed fraudulently by providers since June 2011.

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations of Dame Carol Black's report, Working for a healthier tomorrow,...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many violent incidents have been recorded at border check points in each year since January 2011.

    • Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers received financial support in each local authority in England and Wales in (a) 2010 and (b) 2014.

      Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to defer removals of any potential witnesses to the alleged assault which took place on 29 November 2014 at...

      Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many departmental officials work in the private office of each of her Department's Ministers.

      National Crime Agency: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the National Crime Agency not being fully operational in Northern Ireland on the opportunity...

      Domestic Violence and Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to introduce measures to track, manage and routinely supervise perpetrators of domestic violence and serial...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when country guidance was last reviewed for each country from which there are asylum claims since 2010.

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to make Syrian refugees who have relatives in the UK aware of the options for family reunification.

      Drugs: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the contribution of 1 December 2014 by the Minister for Crime Prevention in the First Delegated Legislation Committee, what...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the contribution of 1 December 2014 by the Minister for Crime Prevention in the First Delegated Legislation Committee, how much...

      Armed Forces: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2014 to Question 216197, what personal information would be divulged by providing details about the...

      Personnel Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people her Department employs in human resources; how many of these are paid more than (a) £40,000, (b) £50,000, (c)...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of security co-operation between the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

    • Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment her Department has made of the role played by the voluntary sector in dealing with the legacy of the past.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps she is taking to tackle youth unemployment in Northern Ireland.

  • Department of Health

    • NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the chief executive of NHS England is permitted under his contract to publicly welcome financial commitments to the NHS made by the Shadow...

    • Sickle Cell Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spends on sickle cell anaemia; and what proportion this is of the total NHS budget.

      Social Workers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the reduction in the daily placement fee for third-sector organisations on the number and...

      Social Workers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of social workers who will be trained through (a) undergraduate and (b) postgraduate routes to...

      Paramedical Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of the average cost to the NHS of employing a paramedic in the last year for which figures are available; and what...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing clinical commissioning groups to access their spending surplus in order to overcome...

      Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what requirements his Department placed on the Dudley Group of Hospitals to make savings on its budget in the last four years.

      Brain Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made on the facilities proposed for the Christie Hospital in Manchester and at UCLH to offer treatment for atypical...

      Brain Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects that funding for a research fellow post to research atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumour for proton beam therapy will be confirmed; and if...

      Methadone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2014 to Question 214086, how many members of the expert group with responsibility for updating the UK guidelines...

      Nurses: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses from other EU countries were employed by the NHS on 1 September (a) 2014, (b) 2013 and (c) 2012.

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce waiting times for treatment for chronic heart disease.

      Anticoagulants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will issue guidance to NHS England on how clinical commissioning groups should assess local need for anti-coagulation services.

      Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2014 to Question 187790, how many mindfulness interventions were prescribed under Improving Access to Psychological...

      Bladder Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to secure a supply of the cancer drug Immunocyst to be used in bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) cancer treatment.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on the treatment of mental illness in children and young people in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14.

      Dialysis Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2014 to Question 215404, which organisations and individuals were consulted by NHS England when it was developing...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve access and reduce waiting times for children's mental health services.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions mental health professionals in Devon have been unable to find suitable accommodation for children suffering a crisis in each of the...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of hospitals trusts in England had a budget deficit in each of the last four years.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who is responsible for commissioning secure accommodation for children with mental health illness in England; and how many such secure places have been...

      Deficiency Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of (a) rickets and (b) scurvy there were in each year since 2010.

      Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the three most common cosmetic surgery operations were in each of the last five years.

      Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many members of senior management of each London clinical commissioning group and NHS trust have resigned in each month since their creation.

      Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Independent Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to issue an oral or written statement on the Government's progress on implementing proposals set out in Hard Truths: the journey to...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2014 to Question 216876, what steps the Government is taking to improve the take-up of substance misuse services by...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Autumn Statement 2014, (a) over what timescale, (b) through what mechanism and (c) in what form the £1.2 billion allocated for GP...

      Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made in implementing the recommendations of the Public Accounts Committe report, Services for people with neurological...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of (a) the extent of additional work required from a GP or clinician when prescribing an off-label or unlicensed indication...

      Carers: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to support carers' wellbeing and mental health.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Warships: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many export licences his Department has issued for the supply of military equipment for incorporation into the Vladivostok...

    • Dairy Products: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what support his Department gives to dairy exporters who wish to enter the Chinese market; and if he will make a statement.

      Foreign Investment in UK: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of the level of overseas investment in small and medium-sized businesses based in London;...

      Tobacco: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of the revised EU Tobacco Products Directive on the JTI Gallaher factory.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he plans to take to protect the Universal Service Obligation of delivery of mail to every address in the UK.

      New Businesses: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many businesses have been started in Milton Keynes in the last 12 months.

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what equality impact assessment in relation to gender his Department carried out on the proposal to limit the new postgraduate...

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of part-time UK postgraduate students of each gender were (a) under 30, (b) between 30 and 40 and (c) over 40...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many and what proportion of (a) his Department's staff and (b) staff working for companies contracted by his Department are...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will initiate a formal review of the events which led to the recent suspension of UK training of Libyan troops.

    • Portsmouth Dockyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the power supply improvements and additional investment needed to prepare HM Naval Base Portsmouth to support two Queen...

      Arms Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with other EU member states on export licences granted to Israel.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what training is provided to personnel in the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force on the provisions of (i) the Geneva Conventions and (ii)...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2014 to Question 209501, what progress his Department has made on deciding on the sourcing of the remaining 489...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2014 to Question 211673, how many allegations of each of those categories were recorded relating to the (i) Army,...

      Defence Medical Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of (a) Army, (b) Navy and (c) RAF medical personnel have been in breach of the single service harmony guidelines on each...

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to take a decision on the baseporting of the Type 26 frigates.

      Joint Cyber Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recruits to the Joint Cyber Reserve Unit have come from each sector of the economy since September 2013.

      Lord Lingfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2014 to Question 215517, whether officials from (a) his Department and (b) the Department for Culture, Media and...

      Defence Medical Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the shortfall is in respect of each speciality of (a) regular and (b) reservist medical personnel; and if he will make a statement.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the titles and dates of publication are of all reports held by the Government on the impact of the detonation of a UK Trident warhead.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Take-away Food

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

    • Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of how many small firms and shops will benefit from reductions in business rates in (a) England and...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the take-up has been of the Help to Buy schemes in (a) England and (b) Crawley constituency to date.

      Building Alterations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether front and side extensions are subject to the same neighbouring amenity rules as rear extensions under the General...

  • Scotland Office

    • Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many members of his Department's executive board are (a) male and (b) female.

    • Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on tied pub tenancies and the provisions of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill...

      Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many members of his Department's executive board are (a) white British and (b) from any other ethnic background.

      Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many members of his Department's executive board are disabled.

      Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many desks are in his Department's main building; how many such desks are (a) owned and (b) leased by his Department; and what the cost is per desk...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Castes: Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2014 to Question 209041, what assessment she has made of the implications of the findings of the final report on...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many new open access rail operations have been approved since May 2010; and how many such operations were approved between May 2005 and April 2010...

    • Transport: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what capital investment allocations his Department has made to Blackpool Council since May 2010; what the value of those allocations was; and for what...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which Asian companies purchased commercial fishing licences in Ascension Island's waters in each of the last five years.

    • Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to insulate his Departmental estate in order to improve energy efficiency; and if he will make a statement.

      West Africa: Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Ebola outbreak on the political and economic stability of the West African...

      Moldova

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has assessed the recent Moldovan parliamentary elections as free and fair; and if he will make a statement.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the outcomes of the international conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons...

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the renewed mandate of the UN mission to South Sudan continues to have a strong focus on...

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to ensure that the UN peace keeping mission to South Sudan is well-resourced, fully...

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of renewed conflict in South Sudan; and if he will make a statement.

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that both sides in the conflict in South Sudan implement the agreement to end all...

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to raise human rights issues in Kashmir with his international counterparts upon the occasion of the UN...

  • Department for International Development

    • Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she has taken to insulate her Departmental estate in order to improve energy efficiency; and if she will make a statement.

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how her Department ensures that monasteries in Burma which receive funds from her Department promote religious and social cohesion;...

      Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she has taken to ensure that aid to Syrian and Iraqi refugees reaches Kurdish and Yazidi refugees living in Suruc...

      Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many NHS healthcare staff have been deployed to aid the response to Ebola in (a) West Africa and (b) each country.

  • Department for Education

    • Down's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children with Down's syndrome are in mainstream (a) primary and (b) post-primary schools.

    • Adoption and Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of guidelines and practices used balancing between improving access to adoption and foster services...

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will estimate the average numbers of hours per week spent teaching (a) mathematics, (b) English, (c) individual or combined sciences, (d)...

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will estimate the total number of hours per week spent teaching (a) mathematics, (b) English, (c) individual or combined sciences, (d) history,...

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that young people gain key transferable skills in order to increase their employment opportunities.

      Regional Schools Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to review the powers of the Regional Schools Commissioners; and if she will make a statement.

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to publish (a) past and future minutes of meetings of headteacher boards and (b) a register of interests of regional...

      Leaving Care Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the variation between England's local authorities in the amount spent per person on the leaving care grant.

      Higher Education: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what provisions are in place to help care leavers find accommodation when entering university.

      Leaving Care Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department issues to local authorities on administering the leaving care grant.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of HM Majesty's Inspectors at the latest date for which such figures are available identify as (a) white British and (b)...

      Priority School Building Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2014 to the hon. Member for Leyton and Wanstead to Question 213345, at how many schools on the Priority School...

      Schools: Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she or other Ministers of her Department have visited foodbanks run by or located in schools.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many frontline flood defence staff were employed by the Environment Agency in each year since 2010-11; and how many such...

    • Dairy Products: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she last met the Agriculture and Rural Development Minister for Northern Ireland to discuss the volatility of prices in...

      Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many members of her Department's executive board are (a) white British and (b) from any other ethnic background.

      Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many members of her Department's executive board are disabled.

      Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many members of her Department's executive board are (a) male and (b) female.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to support the UK dairy industry.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2014 to Question 214565, which proxies are used to find low income and vulnerable households at...

    • Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2014 to Question 214542, what research his Department carried out in determining that no...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what funds are available under the Levy Control Framework (LCF) for the under 5MWp solar PV Renewables Obligation; and what estimate...

      Energy Supply: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the number of rural off gas grid households in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) each county...

      Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what information he holds on the level of contribution paid by (a) rural off gas grid customers and (b) other customers for measures...

      Affordable Warmth Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many households that benefited from Affordable Warmth measures whose primary fuel type was not mains gas were using each type of...

      Private Rented Housing: Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate his Department has made of the number of fuel poor households in the private rented sector living in properties with an...

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the contribution of tidal impoundment to renewable energy production in the UK.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the average decommissioning costs of (a) nuclear power stations, (b) offshore wind turbines, (c) onshore...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what research funding his Department has allocated to developing new technologies for (a) nuclear power stations, (b) offshore wind...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the days of lost production from (a) nuclear power stations, (b) offshore wind turbines, (c) onshore wind...

      Microgeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent assessment he has made of the contribution of micro-generation to the National Grid; and if he will make a statement.

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will estimate how many households would receive a rebate if the Warm Homes Discount were extended to park home residents.

      Warm Home Discount Scheme: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will meet the Northern Ireland Executive to discuss the inclusion of pensioners in Northern Ireland in the Warm Home Discount Scheme.

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many people have (a) applied and (b) received a grant from the Warm Home Discount scheme in (i) Barnsley East, (ii) South...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 14 October 2014 to Question 210492, when the documents mentioned will be ready for publication; and to what timescale such types of...

  • Attorney General

    • Administration of Justice

      To ask the Attorney General, what support his Department provides to victim and witness support units.

    • Driving Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many people were prosecuted for driving cars while (a) disqualified from driving and (b) uninsured in each police force area in the UK in each year since 2010.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Court Orders: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many deduction of earning orders for payment of compensation orders have not been placed within the three-month target period in each year since 2010.

    • Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many victims of sexual abuse have (a) applied for compensation from the criminal injuries compensation scheme, (b) received compensation from the...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many victims of childhood sexual abuse have (a) applied for compensation from the criminal injuries compensation scheme, (b) received compensation...

      Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support his Department provides for victim and witness support units.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what efforts he has taken to insulate his Departmental estate in order to improve energy efficiency; and if he will make a statement.

      International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the UK plans to sign the International Convention for the Protection of all persons from Enforced Disappearances (2006).

      Drugs: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions there were in courts in North Wales for the misuse of controlled drugs in each of the last five years.

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many sitting magistrates there were in each of the last five financial years.

      Driving Offences: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average fine imposed for (a) driving without insurance, (b) failure to stop or report a road accident, (c) failure to produce an insurance...

      Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many officials in his Department have been suspended from duty in each month since May 2010.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Voluntary Work: Stafford

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many young people in Stafford constituency participated in the National Citizen Service in each of the last two years.

    • Employment: Gillingham

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of women in Gillingham and Rainham constituency were in work in each of the last five years.

      Furniture

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many desks are in his Department's main building; how many such desks are (a) owned and (b) leased by his Department; and what the cost is per desk...

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to expand the use of 3G communications throughout the UK.

    • Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to paragraph 1.117 of the Autumn Statement 2014, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Programme...

      Mobile Phones: Denbighshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of mobile telephone coverage in rural areas of Denbighshire.

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect of tidal lagoons on (a) coastal tourism and (b) aquaculture.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of (a) his Department's staff and (b) staff working for companies contracted by his Department are paid...

  • House of Lords

    • Academies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that academies should be funded solely by the public sector.

    • Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Scottish Government concerning implementing the commitments agreed and announced by United Kingdom Ministers at the...

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to ask the government of Bahrain to hold an independent inquiry into the death of Mr Hassan Sheikh on 12 November following his arrest...

      Bangladesh

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they and the European Union High Representative on Foreign Affairs respectively have made to the government of Bangladesh about its...

      Banks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that there are adequate banking facilities in every community. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many bank...

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 18 November (HL2662), how often the Department of Energy and Climate Change-led cross Government...

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 18 November (HL2662), what are the outputs of the Department of Energy and Climate Change-led cross...

      Colombia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the government of Colombia’s land restitution process.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo regarding the Kawama demolitions.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision, if any, will be made in the contract for the East Coast rail franchise to ensure that all profits accruing to the franchisees are subject to...

      English Language: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve English language education for young asylum seekers in the United Kingdom.

      Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will clarify the role of teachers in monitoring girls at risk of being forced into under-age marriage.

      Indonesia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are making representations to the government of Indonesia concerning (1) ceasing to prosecute blasphemy cases, (2) using their current draft...

      International Law

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many full-time equivalent general practitioners have been employed by the National Health Service in each of the last five years.

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the potential impact on current negotiations with Iran of the report that Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International...

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any military support has been given to the Turkmen community to help them defend themselves against ISIS.

      Islam

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by the Lord Privy Seal on 25 November (HL Deb, col 789), what steps they intend to take to encourage British Muslims to address...

      Kenya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what conversations they have had with the government of Kenya about the requirement for United Kingdom citizens to have a visa to enter Kenya; and what steps...

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost to the United Kingdom of the military intervention in Libya; and what is their assessment of the benefits to the United Kingdom.

      Offences against Children: Rotherham

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to ensure that Rotherham Borough Council’s children’s services improve in respect of protecting children, in the...

      Population

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what policies they have to reduce the population size of the United Kingdom.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the eCall system to be introduced in motor cars from 31 March 2018.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the ability of passenger train manufacturers to build diesel multiple units with motors complying with the European IIIb...

      Self-employed

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the latest recorded (1) numbers of self-employed, (2) numbers of self-employed recorded in income tax records, and (3) annual turnover of...

      Swimming: Primary Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent Amateur Swimming Association study on the ability of primary school pupils to swim.

      University Technical Colleges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of University Technical Colleges in providing young people with the skills required in the world of work.

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