Written answers

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

  • Department for Transport

    • Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the Exchequer is of removing all road tolls and making good any shortfall in funding from the public purse.

    • Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which local authorities have a road asset management plan in place.

      London-Brighton Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps Network Rail is taking to improve punctuality on the Brighton mainline; and if he will make a statement.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2014 to Question 906431 given to the hon. Member for Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central, what enhancements are to be...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spent on (a) consultants, (b) temporary staff and (c) contingent labour in each of the last five years; how many people...

      Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to permit motorists to opt out of the arrangements by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to pass their details to third...

      Railways: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve train speeds between Doncaster and Hull; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on provision of on-board refreshments on rail services.

      Railways: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with Transport Scotland on the proposals on rail in the Smith Commission; and what issues were raised by his...

      Railways: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his latest cost estimate is for (a) Reading Station Area Redevelopment, (b) East West Rail Phase 1 and Phase 2, (c) the Northern Hub, (d)...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff are employed in his Department's headquarter buildings.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish his Department's response to the Law Commission's review of the legal framework governing taxis and private hire vehicles in...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) fraud and (b) financial error in (i) his Department, (ii) its executive agencies and (iii) its...

  • Home Office

    • Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what average length of time is taken to process Disclosure and Barring Service applications in each police area.

    • Disclosure and Barring Service Independent Monitor

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions the Independent Monitor for the Disclosure and Barring Service has overturned decisions made by the police since 1...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department last reviewed the time taken by the West Midlands Constabulary to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service application.

      Crime: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of rural crime on the economy.

      Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people with a disability work in her Department; and if she will make a statement.

      Freezing of Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many restraint orders to freeze assets were imposed in each of the last seven financial years.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has of the cost of removing check-off contributions for trade unions in her Department.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost to her Department of providing check-off services for trade union contributions in each year since 2010.

      Vetting: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to enable individuals who are self-employed to apply for Disclosure and Barring Service certificates relating...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason people resident in England who wish to request a criminal record check on themselves must approach Disclosure Scotland...

      Tickets: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions her Department has had with representatives of (a) primary ticketing agencies and (b) secondary ticketing platforms...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of trends in the level of anti-abortion activity aimed at women and staff attending abortion clinics and...

      Tickets: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress she has made on reviewing the applicability of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 to the use or commissioning of botnets in respect...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) legal and (b) other costs have been incurred by the Government in association with (i) investor-state dispute case...

    • Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has spent on (a) consultants, (b) temporary staff and (c) contingent labour in each of the last five...

      Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase trade between the UK and APEC economies; and if he will make a statement.

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to secure the release of political prisoners in Bahrain.

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations have been made to his Bahraini counterpart about the health facilities on offer in prison to Dr Abduljalil...

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many political prisoners there are in Bahrain.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Colombian authorities about respect for labour rights in the oil and mining...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Colombian authorities about protection of members of Union Sindical Obrera...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much her Department has spent on (a) consultants, (b) temporary staff and (c) contingent labour in each of the last five years; how many...

    • Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when she has visited a foodbank.

  • Attorney General

    • Staff

      To ask the Attorney General, how much the Law Officers' Departments has spent on (a) consultants, (b) temporary staff and (c) contingent labour in each of the last five years; how many people...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many small and medium-sized enterprises have been started in (a) Barnsley East constituency, (b) Barnsley local authority...

    • New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many small businesses have been started in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and (c) Barnsley in each year since May 2010.

      UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, in which posts staff of UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation are on secondment from industry; from which...

      British Marine Federation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the results were of the impact assessment carried out on the effect on the small marine business sector of his Department's...

      Business: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to prohibit the practice of companies requiring their suppliers to make a payment to join or to remain on...

      Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people working in his Department are over 65 years old; and if he will make a statement.

      Citizens Advice Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much funding Citizens Advice Scotland has received from his Department in the last five financial years.

      Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people with a disability work in his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Citizens Advice Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much money Citizens Advice Scotland is due to receive from his Department in the current financial year.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many employers who were issued with notices of underpayment for the national minimum wage and were eligible for naming and...

      Holiday Leave: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2014 to Question 216899, what assessment he has made of the negative impact on business and...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many financial penalties have been imposed on respondent employers under section 16 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform...

  • Department for International Development

    • Liberia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, for what reason her Department decided to reduce non-humanitarian funding to Liberia from 2013-14 to 2014-15.

    • Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many people with a disability work in her Department; and if she will make a statement.

      Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many people working in her Department are over 65 years old; and if she will make a statement.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has spent on (a) consultants, (b) temporary staff and (c) contingent labour in each of the last five years;...

  • Department for Education

    • Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people with a disability work in her Department; and if she will make a statement.

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2014 to Question 211317, what the non-compliance rate was of the scholarship for special educational needs in...

      Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people working in her Department are over 65 years old; and if she will make a statement.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent on (a) consultants, (b) temporary staff and (c) contingent labour in each of the last five years; how many people...

      Nurseries: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many nursery places have been available in (a) Bolton, (b) Greater Manchester and (c) England in each year since 2010.

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which children's centres were judged (a) outstanding, (b) good, (c) requiring improvement and (d) inadequate at their most recent inspection.

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies on teacher recruitment of the Chief Inspector of Schools Annual Report 2014.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Boxing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of offering non-contact boxing programmes to violent offenders.

    • Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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...

      Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people with a disability work in his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what contracts his Department has awarded to Just Solutions International in each of the last five years; what the value and length of each such...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to increase the compensation paid by criminals to their victims.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will increase the maximum magistrates' court fines for non-payment of the national minimum wage.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff are employed in his Department's headquarter buildings.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of crimes committed by ex-prisoners.

      Kidnapping: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to respond to the recommendation of the Law Commission that wrongful retention of children should be a criminal offence.

      Prisoners' Release: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what opportunities there are for people in prison to prepare themselves for the job market on release.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce reoffending.

      Young Offenders: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to promote early intervention to reduce reoffending by 16 to 18 year olds.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Directors

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

    • RAF Akrotiri

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average pay is of locally employed catering staff at RAF Akrotiri; and if he will make a statement.

      RAF Akrotiri

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what catering arrangements are made for armed forces personnel at RAF Akrotiri; and if he will make a statement.

      Navy: Drug Seizures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what quantity of drugs have been seized by the Royal Navy in each of the last five years; and how many people have been jailed as a result of such seizures.

      Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people working in his Department are over 65 years old; and if he will make a statement.

      Opinion Polls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much in real terms his Department spent on public opinion polling in each of the last 10 years.

      Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people with a disability work in his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      RAF Menwith Hill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has been informed of the building of another radome at NSA/NRO Menwith Hill; and what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart...

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has been informed of the plans for development of (a) USAF Croughton and (b) USAF Barford St John; and what discussions he has had with his...

      Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many contracts his Department has held with private military companies in each year since 2008; what the cost of those contracts was; and if he will...

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which vessels will be based at the UK's new naval base in Bahrain.

      Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the suitability for use by the UK of electronic stabilisation software for the Artisan radar systems.

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK service personnel he expects to be stationed on average at any one time in the UK's new naval base in Bahrain.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what potential suppliers to the VANGUARD replacement programme his Department has identified.

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of ISIL's military capabilities; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what military assets he intends to retain in Afghanistan after 31 December 2014.

      Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to fit an aerial refuelling boom system to the Voyager aircraft; and if he will make a statement.

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much of the projected cost of the new UK naval base in Bahrain will be funded by his Department; and from which section of his Department's budget...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Care Homes: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of legislation covering electrical safety in care homes.

    • Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on (a) consultants, (b) temporary staff and (c) contingent labour in each of the last five years; how many...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what average number of complaints are made annually about delays in processing benefits claims in each Jobcentre Plus area.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what average time was taken to process all benefits claims made in each Jobcentre Plus area in the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Mesothelioma: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library calculations of the costs used in his Department's decision to exclude people diagnosed with mesothelioma...

      Mesothelioma: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 18 November 2014 to Question 213723, if he will provide support to the applicants to the Diffuse Mesothelioma...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to take into account the particular effects of different health conditions in implementation of its...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people received (a) housing benefit but not council tax benefit, (b) council tax benefit but not housing benefit and (c) housing...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment and support allowance claimant off-flows with a date of death recorded at the time of benefit off-flow there were in each...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps =he is taking to ensure that pensioners become better aware of their right to claim winter fuel allowance.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of eligible pensioners who have not claimed the winter fuel allowance in each year since May 2010.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) women and (b) men in (i) the UK, (ii) Scotland, (iii) England, (iv) Wales and (v) Northern...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in how many live Child Support Agency cases with maintenance arrears there is an arrears charging schedule in place; and in how many such...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of unemployed people with mental health problems who are currently on the Work Programme.

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2014 to Question 216782, what steps his Department is taking to improve the administration process for...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to paragraph 2.217 in Autumn Statement 2014, how much funding she has allocated to the (a) coastal path and...

    • Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs have been identified as in contravention of Section 1 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in each of the last five...

      Foxes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with countryside representatives on the control of foxes by shooting, snaring or hunting.

      Poultry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with (a) shooting bodies, (b) the Countryside Alliance, (c) the British Association for...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department plans to take to tackle global deforestation.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department has spent on (a) consultants, (b) temporary staff and (c) contingent labour in each of the last five...

      Dogs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many prosecutions relating to dogs there were for each offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in (a) 2011, (b) 2012...

      Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average cost is for a dog breeder to (a) obtain a licence for the first time and (b) renew an existing licence; and...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the total funding for flood protection has been provided through (a) her Department's standard...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding for flood protection is planned to be raised through a standard partnership funding framework in each year...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many awaydays his Department has held for officials in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date; and what the cost was of each such event.

    • Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control; and what...

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on the level of salaries paid to local authority chief executives; what guidance his Department gives to...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the total and percentage change to the level of rate support grant allocated to each local authority area has been since 2010.

      Local Government Finance: Ealing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the London Borough of Ealing receives annually in total government grant; and if he will make a statement.

      Private Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many of the properties built under the Build to Rent scheme to date are (a) affordable, (b) social and (c) market rents.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many permanent Traveller sites have been created since May 2010.

      Housing: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the annual number of domestic fires in England caused by (a) electrical misuse and (b) domestic...

      Change of Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether homes converted from office space as a result of the B1(a) to C3 permitted development right conferred by section J.1...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to Answer Question 205289 tabled on 11 July 2014.

      Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people working in his Department are over 65 years old; and if he will make a statement.

      Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people with a disability work in his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will estimate (a) how many and (b) what proportion of tenants in the private rented sector have (i) asked for and (ii)...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects to publish (a) his Department's conclusions on the Review of Property Conditions in the Private Rented Sector...

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's announcement on 30 January 2014 of a review into how more social homes can be built, when he...

      New Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many expressions of interest in response to the Locally-led Garden Cities Prospectus had been (a) received and (b)...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with the Local Government Association on improving standards of (a) electrical and (b)...

      Local Government: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on employee car travel policy.

  • Scotland Office

    • Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many people working in his Department are over 65 years old; and if he will make a statement.

    • Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many people with a disability work in his Department; and if he will make a statement.

  • HM Treasury

    • Income Tax: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how adjustments to the Scottish block grant will be calculated following implementation of the Scottish rate of income tax.

    • Infrastructure: Greater London

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of current levels of investment in London's infrastructure; and if he will make a statement.

      Non-domestic Rates: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much in non-domestic rates has been collected by the Exchequer in Wales in each of the last five years.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what Barnett consequentials arise from the measures announced in the Autumn Statement on 3 December 2014.

      Furniture

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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 of...

      Infrastructure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the £25 million Government contribution announced in the National Infrastructure Plan to support innovation in manufacturing of ultra-low...

      Infrastructure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs in (a) England, (b) the East Riding of Yorkshire and (c) Haltemprice and Howden constituency likely to arise...

      Infrastructure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the (a) £15 million Government announced in the National Infrastructure Plan for a national network of charge points on the strategic road...

      Mortgages

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will instruct the Financial Conduct Authority to take further steps to encourage mortgage providers to make mortgage cost information provided to...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress he has made in pursuing firms which use schemes to evade stamp duty land tax.

      Telecommunications

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to pages 132 and 137 of the National Infrastructure Plan 2014, for what reasons none of the communications Top 40 priority investments were...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what options will be available for people to purchase additional National Insurance Contributions on a phased basis over a period of years in order to...

      Unpaid Taxes

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 1.5 of the HM Revenue and Customs' summary of responses to the consultation on Direct Recovery of Debts, what estimate he has...

      Taxation: Multinational Companies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received on proposals for a diverted profits tax.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 1.251 of the Autumn Statement 2014, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to reform legislation relating to...

      National Savings Bonds: Older People

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, prior to allocating funding for the new savings bond for senior citizens announced in the Autumn Statement, what assessment he made of likely demand for the...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average response time was to calls to HM Revenue and Customs PAYE and Self Assessment helplines in the last six months for which figures are...

      Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was raised per head in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) England, (d) Wales and (e) Northern Ireland from (i) income taxes, (ii) taxes on property and...

      Trusts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the total value of trusts established to protect beneficiaries of inherited wealth.

      Older People: Assets

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his most recent estimate is of the number of people of pensionable age in possession of assets exceeding (a) £1 million and (b) £2 million in...

      Stamp Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the likely effects of stamp duty reform on (a) house prices and (b) housing supply.

      Income Tax: Medway

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) Medway and (b) Gillingham and Rainham constituency are paying less income tax in 2014-15 than they paid in 2009-10.

      Excise Duties: Kent

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households in (a) Kent, (b) Medway and (c) Gillingham and Rainham constituency have been affected by the freezing of fuel duty.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 1.161 of the Autumn Statement 2014, when the Government plans to (a) publish the terms of reference for and (b) launch the...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he intends to respond to Question 213722 tabled on 6 November 2014.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when he plans to publish draft legislation following the Government's response to the consultation on changes to financial support for...

    • Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether he has made an estimate of the public expenditure which has been incurred by (a) the Government, its agencies and...

      Fracking: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the Smith Commission's recommendations to devolve shale gas mineral access rights to Scotland.

      Fracking: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the Smith Commission's recommendations to devolve the licensing of fracking companies to Scotland.

      Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, 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...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent estimate he has made of the level of the UK's surplus energy (a) generation and (b) storage capacity; and if he will make...

      Housing: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he is taking to encourage the use of LED lighting in domestic properties.

      South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will estimate how much his Department spent has spent in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in each year since 2007-08.

      Fracking: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on (a) its policy on the extraction of shale gas and (b) the...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what plans he has put in place to ensure that there are sufficient funds to support all successful applications to the Home...

      Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate his Department has made of the Cost of New Entry, represented as £/MHh for (a) 800MW OCGT, (b) 800MW CCGT, (c) gas...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many staff are employed in his Department's headquarter buildings.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department has spent on (a) consultants, (b) temporary staff and (c) contingent labour in each of the last five years; how many people...

    • Older Workers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people working in his Department are over 65 years old; and if he will make a statement.

      Average Earnings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the annual percentage change in median gross weekly earnings was for (a) full-time employees who were in (i) continuous and (ii) discontinuous...

      Electronic Government: Conferences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the budget was for the D5 London 2014: leading digital governments conference; and how the invitees to this conference were identified.

      Tickets: Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many reports of ticket fraud have been made to Action Fraud in the last full year for which figures are available; and how many such reports...

      Government Departments: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) least and (b) most visited Government website was in each of the last three years; and how many times each such website was visited.

      Government Departments: Meetings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2014 to Question 217639, on Government departments: meetings, for what reasons the Government has decided not to...

      Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the amount his Department has spent on public procurement which has reached small and medium-sized firms...

      Christmas

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department has spent on decorations, hospitality or refreshments for Christmas activities in 2014.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Rugby: Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Rugby Football Union on Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland jointly hosting the 2023...

    • Science Museum Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the performance of the management of the Science Museum Group.

      Optical Fibres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with Ofcom on the regulation of BT Openreach and other companies' fibre access costs.

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish his response to the Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy consultation.

      Parliament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings he and Ministers in his Department have had with the Leader of the House, the Speaker or other officials of Parliament to...

      Broadband Delivery UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many full-time equivalent employees his Department employs in BDUK; and how many such employees were previously employed by BT.

      Recreation Spaces: Maps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to paragraph 2.219 in Autumn Statement 2014, how much funding he has allocated to the free online map of green space in...

      Broadband: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to paragraph 1.118 in Autumn Statement 2014, what the process was by which the cities who received broadband vouchers...

      Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to paragraph 2.255 in Autumn Statement 2014, how much the Government plans to spend on considering the benefits and...

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to paragraph 2.253 in Autumn Statement 2014, by what process funding for First World War Arts projects will be awarded;...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to paragraph 2.246 in Autumn Statement 2014, how much funding has been allocated in each financial year to 2019-20 to...

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to safeguard the use of radio microphones and related equipment under the Government's spectrum allocation policy.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the eight pilot schemes for reaching areas without superfast broadband are; and what progress those pilot schemes have made.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to paragraph 10.11 of the National Infrastructure Plan 2014, what the basis is for the assessment that £500 million...

      South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will estimate how much his Department has spent in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in each year since 2007-08.

      Public Buildings: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the announcement on 30 October 2014 of free wifi in public buildings, by what procedure the list of buildings was...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the respective policy responsibilities of the Secretary of State for (a) Culture, Media and Sport and (b) Business, Innovation and...

      Broadband: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the Super Connected Cities budget (a) remaining for 2014-15 and (b) allocated for 2015-16 is allocated to advertising or...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many broadband connection vouchers have been awarded in each month since March 2014; who the beneficiaries are; and in what regions...

  • Wales Office

    • Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many people working in his Department are over 65 years old; and if he will make a statement.

    • Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department has spent on (a) consultants, (b) temporary staff and (c) contingent labour in each of the last five years; how many people have...

      Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many people with a disability work in his Department; and if he will make a statement.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Devolution

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, with reference to paragraph 1.200 of the Autumn Statement 2014, which other city areas have come forward with devolution proposals.

  • Department of Health

    • Maternal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the socio-economic breakdown is of maternal deaths in each of the last five years for which information is available.

    • Miscarriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of women who have requested counselling after suffering a miscarriage; and how many such women have received such...

      Vaccination: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the Gypsy and Traveller community who have received immunisations recommended by the NHS.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2014 to Question 214485, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the guidance of NHS England's...

      Health Services: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effects on patient care and access to treatment of reductions in and restrictions of services being implemented by NEW...

      Learning Disability: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the sufficiency of specialist learning disability liaison nurses within NHS trusts.

      NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the financial deficit at NEW Devon Clinical Commissionng Group; and what steps he plans to take to address...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Change4Life anti-obesity campaign.

      Pneumococcal Disease: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the contribution by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Quality on 3 November 2014, House of Lords Official Report, column...

      Health Services: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Trust Development Authority on how well relationships between NHS organisations in Devon function.

      Breast Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of breast cancer patients whose treatment will potentially be affected following the re-evaluation of the Cancer...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2014 to Question 209346, what change has occurred to (a) the upper and (b) the lower end of the usual Quality...

      Health Services: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations and guidance produced by the National Inclusion Health Board with regard to...

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with lung disease in each of the last five years.

      Laxatives: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to monitor and control the use of laxatives for teenage children.

      Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to provide support to people at risk of hunger.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on (a) consultants, (b) temporary staff and (c) contingent labour in each of the last five years; how many people have...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent progress his Department has made in formulating a new scheme of support for those who contracted haemophilia or hepatitis C as a result of...

      Antidepressants: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions were issued for antidepressant medication in (a) Kent, (b) Medway and (c) Gillingham and Rainham constituency in each of the last...

      Mental Health Services: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions and at what cost patients who were admitted to psychiatric facilities run by Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust...

      Mental Illness: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many premature deaths related to mental health issues were registered by Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust in each of the last...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of cancer patients currently have access to (a) intensity modulated, (b) image-guided and (c) stereotactic radiotherapy.

      Mental Health Services: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have applied to Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust for mental health treatments in each of the last five years; and what...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average (a) chief executive/secretary remuneration and (b) number of full-time equivalent staff was in each of his Department's (i) advisory...

      Nurses: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses employed in the NHS do not have the necessary English language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing required by the Nursing...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many individual funding requests per indication were received by NHS England for radiotherapy treatment in the last financial year; and how many such...

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the rebate from the PPRS scheme (a) in cash terms and (b) as a proportion of overall medicines spend in 2015-16...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions each (a) NHS trust and (b) NHS foundation trust, on which dates, have had bed occupancy rates of 100 per cent for (i) maternity and...

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the latest date is by which his Department could table regulatory proposals on the standardised packaging of tobacco under the Children and Families...

      Health: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many companies have signed Public Health Responsibility Deal pledges with measurable targets; and how many such companies have met those targets.

      Kidney Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in England with advanced renal cell carcinoma have accessed treatment through the Cancer Drug Fund since April 2013.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many child inpatient admissions with a primary diagnosis of obesity there have been in each of the last five years.

      Colorectal Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) colonoscopy tests and (b) flexible sigmoidoscopy tests took place in the NHS in England in each of the last five years.

      Colorectal Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the percentage coverage of flexible-sigmoidoscopy screening was at the end of (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15; and what the projected coverage of such...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on NHS smoking cessation services in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding mental health trusts have received in real-terms in each of the last five years.

      NHS Walk-in Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what charges are in place for patients who use NHS walk-in centres; and which of these charges have been introduced since May 2010.

      Health Services: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many requests his Department has received from (a) acute trusts, (b) ambulance trusts and (c) mental health trusts for emergency financial assistance...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average throughput of fractions was per radiotherapy machine in England in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full time equivalent staff in the NHS in England were employed as (a) diagnostic radiographers, (b) clinical radiologists, (c)...

      Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the NHS budget was spent on commissioning private providers in each of the last five years.

      Kidney Cancer: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the approval by the Scottish Medicines Consortium of two second line treatments for renal cell carcinoma, if he will direct the Cancer...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November 2014 to Question 212899, whether it is his Department's policy to encourage NHS staff to become dementia friends.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what factors will be considered in decisions as to which drugs are delisted from the Cancer Drug Fund.

  • House of Lords

    • 23andMe

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what contact the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency had with the US Food and Drug Administration prior to its approval of 23andMe. To ask...

    • Acts of Supremacy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Acts of Supremacy 1534 and 1558 remain extant.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether new money has been provided from the contingency funds of HM Treasury or the Ministry of Defence to run the second aircraft carrier or whether the...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what size of fixed wing airgroup will be embarked, as a standard, by the operational Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.

      Arts: Secondary Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Nash on 27 November (HL Deb, col 1094), (1) what is the source of the figures about key stage 4 examination entries; (2) what...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what help they are providing, or planning to provide, for asylum applicants who lose financial support when their initial application is rejected but who...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 21 July (HL1039), whether they can now give a figure for the total cost to date of the e-Borders...

      British Nationals Abroad: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations in the pamphlet “Western Foreign Fighters”, recently published by the Institute for...

      Children: Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect girls who come to the United Kingdom already in under-age marriages.

      Churches: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many court cases have been brought by parochial church councils to recover chancel repair liability since the Aston Cantlow judgment by the House of...

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 18 November (HL2662), what proportion of the £1.6 million spent by the Environment Agency’s...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the devolution of corporation tax is proposed for (1) Scotland, (2) Wales, and (3) Northern Ireland. To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom is still a guarantor power of Cyprus; what assessment they have made of whether Turkish-Cypriot property in Vasiliko is being...

      Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which organisations are primarily responsible for raising diabetes awareness; and who is responsible for raising awareness of diabetes at (1) a national...

      Disabled Students’ Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of Disabled Students' Allowance is provided for (1) computers and assistive technology, and (2) training to use that technology.

      Disabled Students’ Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the Disabled Students' Allowance is provided as one-to-one support for students.

      Disabled Students’ Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to remove the automatic eligibility for any disabled student to the Disabled Students' Allowance.

      DNA: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of personal DNA testing kits.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with the energy industry concerning efficiency savings that could be made by sharing procurement, assets and information...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will monitor efficiency savings made by the energy industry through sharing procurement, assets and information during the nationwide smart meter...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the following data in relation to smart meters will be made publicly available after the scheme roll out starts in 2015: (1) the average cost charged...

      Entry Clearances: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the United Kingdom has a visa waiver agreement with Israel when the United States does not.

      Entry Clearances: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the admission into the United Kingdom to speak publicly of Professor Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University in Israel, and his reported...

      Entry Clearances: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the visa waiver agreement with Israel permits individuals undertaking, permitting or financing illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian...

      European Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 4 December (HL3130), whether they will now answer the question asked rather than making a...

      Flood Control

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timescale for planned flood defence infrastructure improvement works.

      Flood Control

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the reasoning behind the sums promised to each flood defence project.

      Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions for phone scamming offences there were in each year from 2010.

      Freedom of Expression

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend that under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill the Home Secretary will have the power to define what is and what is not acceptable...

      Government Departments: Disabled Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken following the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Diversity and Equality Report (April 2014), which showed that staff with a...

      Green Belt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list those green belts in which they are considering the removal of existing green belt protection from development.

      Health Professions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which health professions have retained a national research unit to collect data on the profession; and what is the current annual budget for each.

      Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for family life for those households considered as being at risk of becoming homeless, in the light of the...

      Housing: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there has been any decline in stamp duty receipts on higher priced properties since public talk of a “mansion” tax began.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many adverse reactions to Cervarix, Gardasil and unbranded human papilloma virus vaccines have been reported to the Medicines and Healthcare Products...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 20 November (HL2506), in respect of persons with a conviction for sex offences, violent conduct, and...

      Immigration: Poland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 19 November (HL2693), whether they regard the current level of immigration from Poland to the United Kingdom...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 30 October 2013 (WA 259), 26 November 2013 (WA 263), 3 December 2013 (WA 36) and 3 December 2014 (HL3158),...

      Income Tax: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people resident in each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland were employed in the Republic of Ireland and were liable for United Kingdom...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s recent suggestion that Israel should offer economic incentives to...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 21 November (HL2860), what representations they will make to the government of Israel to...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the current level of the Local Government Pension Scheme deficit.

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they estimate that savings could be made to the administration of the Local Government Pension Scheme and the operation of its sub-funds if the...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what the performance of active fund managers has been over the last six years in the 89 sub-funds of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

      M4

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether documentation held by the Highways Agency on the M4 junctions smart motorway proposals includes any reference to the charging of motorists within...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of progress by the National Health Service and other local agencies in implementing the Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat....

      Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they have established to monitor progress on the implementation of the Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to discourage incitement to violence and to promote religious tolerance in Jerusalem.

      Mordechal Kedar

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any attempt was made to prevent Professor Mordechai Kedar from entering the United Kingdom in order to speak to the Zionist Federation and Sussex...

      Mortality Rates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the indicators measuring under-75 mortality rates in (1) the NHS Outcomes Framework, and (2) the Clinical Commissioning Groups Outcomes Indicator...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money they have redirected from acute services to community services in England, for example through community provision for people with severe...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the review of the National Peer Review Programme's priorities will be reported; and what plans there are to continue that programme's review of children...

      Northern Ireland Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the roles played by Lord Trimble, Lord Kilclooney, Lord Empey and Lord Maginnis of Drumglass during the talks that led to the 1998 Belfast...

      Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the National Research Unit for Nursing was disbanded; and which organisation was given responsibility for collecting statistics concerning the nursing...

      Nurses: Student Wastage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current attrition rate in numbers and percentage for student nurses in each year of their training at each higher education institute for each of...

      Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what date the Australian referrals of paedophile activity were made to the National Crime Agency. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the...

      Offences against Children: Rotherham

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Director of Public Prosecutions has any plans to bring cases against persons other than the five men convicted in respect of child sexual...

      Outdoor Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed the evidence of the impact of learning outside the classroom on (1) attainment, and (2) social skills.

      Outdoor Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many schools have dedicated learning outside the classroom coordinators.

      Outdoor Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the revised curricula for GCSE and GCE Geography, Science and Biology, practical fieldwork is an essential, assessed component.

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role and activities of Khatm-e-Nubuwwat and in particular its role in the prosecution in Pakistan of Mrs Asia Bibi on...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the United Nations report on the number of patients in Gaza waiting to leave for...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to encourage the Geneva Convention summit to discuss the situation in Palestine and human rights.

      Parliament

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost to the Exchequer of the operations of Parliament in (1) 2013–14, and (2) 1983–84.

      Pensioners: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the latest year for which figures are available, how many registered United Kingdom state pensioners for whom the United Kingdom is responsible for...

      Pensions: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated annual cost to the Exchequer of the proposals to dispense with the 55 per cent charge or inheritance tax on lump sums derived from...

      Personal Income

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report by the London School of Economics and the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex on...

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to Master’s degree funding opportunities.

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what the repayment terms for the proposed postgraduate student loan system will be.

      Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they consider to constitute “extremist” speech.

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they supported the creation of European Union rules requiring shipping companies to use more low emission fuel; and what assessment they have made of...

      Smith Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish impact and risk assessments on the Smith Commission's recommendations.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan about religious freedom in that country and reports of police persecution of the Khartoum...

      Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce a communications data bill in this Parliament.

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support services are currently available to victims and survivors of Northern Ireland-related acts of terrorism in Great Britain.

      Thailand

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether British Embassy officials are attending the trials in Thailand of British citizen Andy Hall.

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the results of the consultation on the standardised packaging of tobacco products.

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of indications that the introduction of plain packaging of tobacco products in other countries may have led to an increase in...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Livingston of Parkhead on 19 November (HL2689), what research they have conducted since 1992 to determine the impact...

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