Written answers

Monday, 5 January 2015

  • Prime Minister

    • Christmas Cards

      To ask the Prime Minister, which (a) individuals, (b) companies and (c) other organisations receive Christmas cards from No. 10 Downing Street.

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many official meetings he has had with the (a) First Minister and (b) Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland since taking office.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his evidence to the Liaison Committee on 16 December 2014, Q30, HC 887, what the evidential basis is for his statement that the public are frankly fed up...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the savings to his Department from the Q&A system in the (a) 12 months and (b) five years since 4 June 2014;...

    • Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance he issues for companies on what health and safety data they should publish.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many calls there were to the Child Maintenance Options Service from September 2014 to the end of November 2014.

      Universal Credit: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many instances of fraud have been recorded in the universal credit programme since April 2013.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what safeguards are in place to ensure that a person who loses their employment and support allowance as a result of a sanction will not also...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the difference in the number of short-term benefit allowance payments in 2013-14 and the number...

      Work Programme: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many lone parents were referred to the Work Programme between June 2011 and June 2014; and how many such parents achieved a sustained job...

      Benefits Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department plans to take to make benefit claimants aware of (a) short-term benefit advances and (b) hardship payments.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Access to Work Workplace Mental Health Support Service is currently operating at maximum capacity of its budget; and what further...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what help he plans to provide to women who will be adversely effected by the ending of access to derived basic state pensions; and if he will...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people who were previously on benefits that have moved to part-time or full-time work following the...

      Housing Benefits: Vale of Clwyd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was paid in housing benefit in Vale of Clwyd constituency in each of the last five years.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the rise in employment and support allowance claimants.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who claimed universal credit up to 13 November 2014 have not accepted the terms of their claimant commitment.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, of the 22,900 claiming universal credit up to 13 November 2014, in how many cases the claimant has initially been unemployed and then moved...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much and what proportion of annual expenditure on housing benefit is allocated to the costs of administering that benefit.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Clwyd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been in receipt of employment and support allowance for more than one year in the Vale of Clwyd in each of the last five...

      Welfare State: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for Social Development in Northern Ireland on welfare reform.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many calls were received by the Child Maintenance Options Service from parents who had been in contact with the Options Service during the...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of parents in the survey conducted by his Department of parents' contact with the Child Maintenance Options Service between...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of parents in the survey conducted by his Department of parents' contact with the Child Maintenance Options Service between...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) actual and (b) percentage change was in the number of (i) all households and (ii) working households in receipt of housing...

      Work Capability Assessment: Highlands of Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time is in Highland for people requiring an employment and support allowance work capability assessment.

      South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what identifiable expenditure his Department has spent on Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in each year since 2007-08.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 11 November from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr S Almond.

      State Retirement Pensions: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Scottish pensioners in each local authority area were entitled to receive the basic state pension in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15; and...

      Vacancies: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many job applications have been made through Universal Jobmatch from the EU-wide jobs portal since November 2012.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the recent change in the number of 16 to 24 year olds unemployed for more than two years.

      Christmas Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether recipients of the Christmas Bonus may pay it back.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobseeker's allowance claimants participating in the Work Programme have received more than one sanction since June 2011.

  • Home Office

    • Entry Clearances: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2014 to Question 218042, how many and what proportion of candidates took their English language tests...

    • Entry Clearances: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2014 to Question 218042, how many cases of fraud or abuse in relation to English language testing have...

      Entry Clearances: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2014 to Question 218042, what steps her Department takes to ensure that the candidate sitting a test...

      Entry Clearances: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2014 to Question 218042, how many concerns regarding fraud or abuse in relation to English language...

      Entry Clearances: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2014 to Question 218042, what licences were awarded to which companies testing English language skills...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who were granted British citizenship have had referees from outside the UK in each year since 2010.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who were granted British citizenship disclosed financial fraud in their application for citizenship.

      Crime: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department has had on the creation of standard operating procedures for the conduct of police wildlife crime officers.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for British citizenship were made in each year since 2010.

      Seized Articles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many internal reports were made of discrepancies in bulk-seized excise goods arriving at Queen's Warehouses in each year since 2010.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants were granted British citizenship who had undertaken illegal work in the UK in each year since 2010.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants were granted British citizenship who had previously committed crimes in other countries in each year since 2010; and of...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the savings to her Department from the Q&A system in the (a) 12 months and (b) five years since 4 June...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance she has given to the UK Border Agency on (a) the maximum distance that asylum seekers can be asked to travel when reporting to...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants were granted British citizenship who had previously absconded from immigration detention in the UK in each of the last...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people successfully applied for UK citizenship in each of the last five years; how many applications for citizenship in that time...

      EU Internal Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government has plans to set up an alternative to the EU Internal Security fund to facilitate cross-border crime prevention for...

      National Crime Agency: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will undertake to visit Northern Ireland before the general election for the purpose of ensuring that the public and all political...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the expected processing time is for a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

      Asylum: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time is that the Home Office Visas and Immigration section is taking to respond to decisions taken by the Asylum...

      Email: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of phishing there have been in each of the last five years.

      Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to incorporate into the Serious Organised Crime Strategy the conclusions of the document, UK commitment to action...

      Shops: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance she has issued to local authorities and police forces on the use of closure orders to tackle shops that persistently (a) sell...

      LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle transphobia in the UK; and if she will make a statement.

      LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests there have been in (a) Lambeth, (b) Greater London and (c) the UK related to transphobic hate crime since 2010; and how...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2014 to Question 204393, when she intends to bring forward legislative proposals to implement a ban on the...

      John Anslow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what dates officers in Staffordshire police force travelled to Northern Cyprus in connection with the investigation into John Anslow's...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when a constituent of the hon. Member for Denton and Reddish, Mr Edward Francis Temple Inglis, of Dukinfield, Greater Manchester (Home...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether special constables and police volunteers are allowed to serve with the police if they become hon. Members.

      Police: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent (a) police officers and (b) police staff were employed (i) overall and (ii) per 1,000 of the population in...

      John Anslow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what airports police officers investigating the escape of John Anslow used on their (a) outward and (b) inward bound flights to Cyprus in 2013.

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the number of victims of child sexual trafficking in each local authority in each of the last five...

      Criminal Investigation: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria must be met before a police officer is permitted to travel abroad to investigate people suspected of criminal offences in...

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements can be made for removing suspected criminals to the UK to stand trial in the absence of an extradition treaty between the...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of police time is spent dealing with complaints of online abuse and anti-social behaviour.

      Mental Illness: Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to train police officers to spot signs that those in their custody may have mental health problems.

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department last conducted a review of the effectiveness of the Channel anti-radicalisation programme; and what form that review took.

      Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential benefits of the adoption by the police of ethnic category codes currently defined in the 2011...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 14 November from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Taher...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 13 October from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr M K Jaber.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she intends to reply to the letter sent to the Minister of State for Policing in September 2014, reference BWC6181 by the hon. Member...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many assets of criminal origin have been repatriated from the UK to jurisdictions overseas since 1 January 2014.

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers were deported in 2014; and if she will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the effect of domestic violence on children.

      Domestic Violence: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the effect of domestic violence on children.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to introduce mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation.

      Mental Illness: Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the police on holding children with mental health problems in police cells.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Parades Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many meetings she has had with members of the Parades Commission in the last two years.

    • Corporation Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the devolution of corporation tax on Northern Ireland's block grant.

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will publish an analysis of the potential effects of introducing a devolved rate of corporation tax in Northern Ireland.

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to paragraph 1.103 of the Autumn Statement 2014, what discussions her Department had with the Chief Executive of Invest NI...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Further Education: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department has taken to increase representation of ethnic minorities in the further education workforce.

    • Work Permits: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of revising the length of the validity of the Construction Skills...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of plans to transfer apprenticeship funding to employers from further education...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to his speech of 3 July 2013 to the Local Government Association, what assessment he has made of the...

      Post Offices: Worcestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many post offices were closed in (a) Worcester and (b) Worcestershire (i) between 1997 and 2010 and (ii) between 2010 and 2015.

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people aged 24 years and older participated in Government-funded further education courses at all levels in (a)...

      Apprentices: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2014 to Question 217744, when his Department plans to write to level 2 and 3...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many post offices have been refurbished as a result of the Government's £2 billion investment in the Post Office...

      Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress he has made on promoting Level 3 Building Information Modelling; and if he will make a statement.

      Christmas Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which (a) individuals, (b) companies and (c) other organisations receive Christmas cards from his Department.

      European Patent Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to protect the independence of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office.

      ICT: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress he has made on TechNorth; and if he will make a statement.

      Nuclear Power: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress has been made on establishing the national nuclear college.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if his Department will publish the apprentice pay survey for 2014 showing what apprentices are paid by age, gender, ethnicity,...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2014 to Question 218516, if he will list the 55 employers his Department has named and...

      Insolvency: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to create an independent regulator to regulate insolvencies.

      Confederation of British Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have contributed in annual membership fees...

      Confederation of British Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what payments (a) his Department and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have made to the Confederation of...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of post offices on financial inclusion and the social value of maintaining the network.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Directors

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

    • Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will estimate the cost of one week's mine clearing training by the Army for 40 members of the Peshmerga; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what help his Department gives to servicemen and ex-servicemen to reduce levels of domestic violence.

      Clyde Naval Base

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what reports he has received of the sighting of a submarine periscope near HMNB Clyde.

      Defence Equipment and Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) proportion and (b) number of staff working for his Department in the Defence Equipment and Support section in each year since 2010 had been...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel are working for (a) Defence Equipment and Support, (b) the Defence Infrastructure Organisation and (c) the Defence...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what British personnel have been based in Afghanistan since the conclusion of the British forces combat mission in that country.

      Territorial Waters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the recent incursion of a Russian submarine into UK territorial waters is part of a wider pattern of increased activity; and if he will make a...

      Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts about the UK's maritime surveillance capability gap.

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has made to his Russian counterpart on increased activity of Russian aircraft in proximity to UK airspace.

      Future Large Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to announce an initial operating capability for the A400M Atlas aircraft.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions (a) Capita Group plc, (b) Serco and (c) G4S have tendered for contracts let by his Department in each year since May 2010.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the savings to his Department from the Q&A system in the (a) 12 months and (b) five years since 4 June 2014; what...

      Babcock International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements he plans to put in place for monitoring the performance of his Department's private sector partner Babcock, the preferred bidder for...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of providing phase one basic training for the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army and (c) Royal Air Force in each year since 2010.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many tenders from (a) Capita Group plc, (b) Serco and (c) G4S for contracts let by his Department were successful in each year since May 2010; how...

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consideration has been given to different future requirements for waterproofs of (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force; and if...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times his Department has provided top-cover fixed wing search and rescue assets for a search and rescue mission since 8 November 2013; and...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many rescues were co-ordinated by the Aeronautical Rescue and Coordination Centre in each of the last three years.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions the Government has received a request for assistance from a neighbouring state in accordance with sections 3.1 of the...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will estimate how much has been spent by his Department on training the Iraqi Armed Forces since 2003.

      Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what involvement his Department has had in the negotiations between Ascent Flight Training, comprising Lockheed Martin and Babcock, and the Elbit...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions since Typhoon aircraft were redeployed to RAF Lossiemouth from RAF Leuchars such aircraft were required to use Leuchars as a...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2014 to Question 202099, what companies his Department contracted to transfer Typhoon Force equipment; and what the...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2014 to Question 202098, what the cost is of Typhoon Force-related capital works at RAF Lossiemouth; what estimate he...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will commission and publish a report on the likely effect of a UK Trident warhead in time to allow this report to be presented at the Nuclear...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2014 to Question 217946, for what reasons publishing an analysis of the effects of a UK nuclear weapon would...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish either as excerpts or in full official analysis of the destructive effect of the detonation of those UK nuclear warheads which were...

      Marchwood Military Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the probability of planning permission being given for development of those parts of the site of the Sea Mounting Centre...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects to answer Question 210272, tabled on 13 October 2014 by the right hon. Member for Leeds Central.

    • Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects to answer Question 208912, tabled on 10 September 2014 by the right hon. Member for Leeds Central.

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) number and (b) proportion of households affected by the bedroom tax have fallen into rent arrears since the...

      Housing: Northumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish housing projections for 2012; and what those projections were for (a) Northumberland and...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with Ministers of the Welsh Government on tackling extremism; and what plans he has to meet...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment his Department has made of the progress made by local government in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands...

      Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many desks are in his Department's main building; how many such desks are (a) owned and (b) leased by his Department; and...

      Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the UK Civil Society Monitoring Report on...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of people aged under 18 who were homeless in each month of 2014.

      Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which ministers are responsible for the implementation of the commitments arising from the work of the Ministerial Working...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to reply to the letter of 31 October 2014 from the hon. Member for Warley about compulsory purchase orders.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Recommendation on page 11 of the report of the National Audit Office entitled, financial sustainability...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 15 December 2014, Official Report, column 1116, when he plans to issue a Written Statement on...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2014 to Quesiton 217113, when data on how many small firms and shops in each local...

      Fire Services: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many non-frontline roles are currently available in (a) Warrington and (b) Cheshire for firefighters who cannot meet...

      Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the cost of the independent inspection of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council headed by Louise...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the role is of housing needs assessments within local plans.

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary at his Department on 15 December 2014, Official Report,...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what cross-departmental work his Department undertakes with the Home Office to tackle the sexual trafficking of children.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Justice speeding up the eviction process for illegal Traveller encampments...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what new models of delivering children's services his Department is considering in the course of its Delivering Differently in...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the percentage change was in the proportion of expenditure made up by council tax income in each English local authority...

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many residential properties on brownfield land (a) in total and (b) as a proportion of all residential property sales were...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many applications were made under Part A of the Transformation Challenge Award Scheme 2015-16; how many such applications...

      Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his Written Statement of 18 December 2014, HCWS154, on Integration Update, which integration projects and...

      Local Government Finance: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the applications from Christchurch and East Dorset Councils for an award under Part A of the Transformation Challenge...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his Answer of 16 December 2014 to Question 218185, if he will undertake an assessment of (a) how many and (b) what...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether it is his policy to carry out a revaluation of business rates in 2017.

  • HM Treasury

    • eBay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that all online retailers trading on eBay in the UK display VAT numbers.

    • Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the new rates of stamp duty, under what category land will be sold if planning permission has been granted for both commercial and...

      Students: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employers were granted tax relief on expenditure on training to degree level in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what the...

      Multinational Companies: Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what access he has to evidence by the EU enquiry into the extent and the means of tax avoidance by multinational corporations through Luxembourg and the...

      Multinational Companies: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has made to tax authorities in (a) Ireland and Luxembourg and (b) other EU countries to ensure that profits made in the UK can be...

      Foreign Companies: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on Exchequer revenues of the decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union in European...

      Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the net Exchequer effect of green (a) taxes and (b) subsidies in the last five years.

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to increase the income tax personal allowance to £13,500.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what estimate she has made of the savings to the Government Equalities Office from the Q&A system in the (a) 12 months and (b) five years since 4...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2014 to Question 216761, what assessment he has made of the effect on Northern Rail of Government plans for the...

    • Roads: Construction

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

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assets he has designated for search and rescue under section 2.5 of Annex 12 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation; and where each...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2014 to Question 218298, how many of the 850 electrified route miles referred to were committed to by the...

      Vehicle Certification Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Statement of 8 December 2014, on Motoring Services Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the...

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will review the issue of competing rights arising from the recent case in West Yorkshire between a woman with a pushchair and a wheelchair user...

      A45: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 41 of the Road Investment Strategy: Investment Plan, published on 1 December 2014, and the proposed study of a scheme to be...

      Motorways: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accidents there have been on the (a) M11 and (b) A(1)M in the last 12 months.

      M11: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accidents there have been on the M11 in each of the last five years.

      Cycling: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage cyclists to wear high visibility clothing.

      Dudley College of Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will meet representatives of Dudley College to discuss delays to its application for a crossing next to the college campus.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Need to Sell scheme for HS2 (Phase 1) will commence.

      South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what identifiable expenditure his Department has spent on Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in each year since 2007-08.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of rail privatisation on (a) investment in the rail network, (b) the performance of the rail...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has spent on (a) taxis, (b) first class train tickets and (c) business class air travel in each of the...

    • Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Commonwealth Secretary-General about the admittance of new member states with no...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking through the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative to help to prevent further sexual...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the savings to his Department from the Q&A system in the (a) 12 months and (b) five years...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, under what programme the event held in Luton on 28 August 2014 on Government aid to Syria was funded.

      Papua

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential to hold the perpetrators of recent human rights violations in West Papua to...

      Tibet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had on the human rights situation in Tibet.

      Tibet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve the human rights situation in Tibet.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of restrictive measures against the regime in Zimbabwe imposed by the EU.

      Tibet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Tibet; and if he will make a statement.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what conclusions he has drawn from the outcomes of the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons on 8 to...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what priority he and other Ministers in his Department are giving during discussions on the UK's military involvement in Iraq...

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the British Embassy in Pyongyang has had with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) officials on...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law in Colombia with his EU counterparts in...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Cyprus about the human rights of people living in the north of that...

      Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on Turkish membership of the EU.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo on possible closures of camps for...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the situation in North Kivu; and if he will make a statement.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department intends to answer Question 216778, tabled on 2 December 2014 for Answer on 11 December 2014, on political...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what criteria his Department uses to determine whether a country should feature as (a) a case study and (b) a country of...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what factors his Department takes into account in deciding whether to escalate a country from being a case study to a country...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will establish without delay a Judge-led inquiry into any (a) direct and (b) indirect UK involvement in the use of...

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government communicated with the US (a) Senate Committee on Intelligence or people contributing to that Committee...

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential reputational or political risk to the Government of the decision to enter an...

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received that North Koreans with dwarfism are subject to segregation and forced sterilisation; and...

      British Nationals Abroad: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what advice his Department provides to British citizens travelling to (a) Italy, (b) the EU and (c) other countries on...

      Ecuador

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Ecuador government on (a) environmental protection and (b) protections for...

      Dalai Lama

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Dalai Lama; what topics were discussed in such meetings; and if he will...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what guidance his Department issues to staff on terminology to be used when referring to ethnic groups in meetings with the...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Iranian counterpart on the detention of Roya Saberinejad Nobakht.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress his Department has made on agreeing the language to be used in the draft UN Security Council resolution outlining...

      Azerbaijan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Azeri counterpart on human rights in that country in the last month.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether officials in his Department have been instructed not to use the word Rohingya when discussing the Rohingya people in...

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent meetings he has held with his counterpart in Ethiopia to discuss the continued detention of Andargachew Tsege.

      Central African Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department plans to give practical personnel support to the UN Multidiversional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in...

  • Department for International Development

    • Unrwa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to continue to fund UNRWA when the current funding programme ends in 2015; and if she will make a statement.

    • Christmas Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which (a) individuals, (b) companies and (c) other organisations receive Christmas cards from her Department.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to page two of her Department's strategic framework for economic development for shared prosperity and poverty...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what guidance her Department issues to staff on terminology to be used when referring to ethnic groups in meetings with the Burmese...

      Central African Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will contribute to the European Trust Fund for the Central African Republic.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether officials of her Department have been instructed not to use the word Rohingya when discussing the Rohingya people in meetings...

  • Department for Education

    • Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the savings to her Department from the Q&A system in the (a) 12 months and (b) five years since 4 June 2014; what...

    • G4S and Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many tenders from (a) Serco and (b) G4S for contracts let by her Department were successful in each year since May 2010; how much her Department...

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many tenders from Capita Group plc for contracts let by her Department have been successful in each year since May 2010; how much her Department...

      Pupils: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the proportion of reported bullying incidents in schools that was (a) homophobic and (b) sexual bullying in each of the...

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children of each (a) gender and (b) school year group have been removed from the school roll in each of the last three years.

      Educational Institutions: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many complaints have been (a) made and (b) upheld about individual inspections in (i) early years provision, (ii) primary schools, (iii) secondary...

      Christmas Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which (a) individuals, (b) companies and (c) other organisations receive Christmas cards from her Department.

      Ofsted

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applicants there were for the position of the new Ofsted lead subject inspector for religious education.

      Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria the lead subject inspector uses to assess the teaching of religious education in schools.

      Ofsted

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, who has held the responsibilities of the lead support inspector for religious education since the departure of the previous occupant of that post.

      Ofsted

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the new Ofsted lead subject inspector for religious education will be appointed.

      Ofsted

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for how long the posts of lead subject leader for (a) mathematics, (b) English, (c) geography and (d) history have been vacant.

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will publish guidance on how to promote British values in school and ensure that traditional faith teaching is not considered extremism.

      Carers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support her Department offers to young carers who are in further education but have yet to reach adulthood.

      GCSE: Stoke on Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils at schools in Stoke-on-Trent Central constituency received five A to C grades in GCSEs in each of the last three years.

      Education: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she plans to take, and on what timetable, to respond to the report from Ofsted entitled Overcoming barriers: ensuring that Roma children...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children who are cared for by a grandparent have a (a) special educational need and (b) disability.

      Children in Care: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her Department's policy to record and collect information on the number of children in residential care who take psychiatric drugs.

      Special Educational Needs: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2014 to Question 212540, which universities and training providers have taken part in Senco courses.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children have a statement for or related to behavioural difficulties.

      Carers: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support her Department offers to grandparents and other older people who act as kinship carers.

      Children in Care: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on children in residential care who have been identified as addicted to narcotics.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what safeguards have been put in place following the decision to allow people who have been approved to adopt to search the Adoption Register.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans Ofsted has to inspect the school improvement service of Dorset County Council; and if she will make a statement.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what advice her Department gives to independent and boarding schools on distribution of female contraceptives and male prophylactics to students.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate she has made of the number of children who are not cared for by a family member who are cared for through informal arrangements.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children who are cared for by people who are not their parents (a) live with an approved family foster carer and (b) are looked-after children.

      Grant Maintained Schools: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to respond to the request for guidance submitted by Dorset County Council on whether responsibility for determining the age...

      Grant Maintained Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of reserves held by local authority maintained schools in each year since 2006-07.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of reserves held by academies in each year since 2006-07.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of reserves held by free schools in each year since 2010-11.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions she has had with (c) Childline, (b) Voice of the Child in Care and (c) other similar organisations on the reporting of child abuse.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to encourage children to report sexual abuse to Childline or similar organisations.

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support her Department offers to local authorities for caring for and accommodating victims of child trafficking.

      Procurement: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department has provided to the education sector on implementing the 2014 EU Procurement Directives.

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent on programmes for the teaching of English to (a) primary and (b) secondary school students who do not speak English...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what programmes her Department directly funds for the teaching of English to primary school students who do not speak English as a first language.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has taken legal advice on whether local authorities are entitled to opt out of SEND placements under EU procurement directives...

      Grant Maintained Schools: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what advice her Department gives to maintained schools on what action to take when a student with special educational needs is verbally abused by a...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what comparable assessment she has made of the number of 16 to 18 year olds who are not in education, employment or training in (a) the UK and (b)...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many 16 to 18 year olds were not in education, employment or training in (a) 2014 and (b) 2013.

      Academies: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of academies and free schools have chosen to use the national curriculum or to use it as a basis for their teaching.

  • Leader of the House

    • House of Commons Governance Committee

      To ask the Leader of the House, if he will ensure that a debate with an opportunity for a division is held on the report by the House of Commons Governance Committee on the Governance of the...

    • Private Members' Bills

      To ask the Leader of the House, if he will (a) reassess and (b) increase the amount of parliamentary time allocated for Private Members' Bills.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much of the Rural Community Broadband Fund was (a) spent and (b) returned to the EU.

    • Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the savings to her Department from the Q&A system in the (a) 12 months and (b) five years...

      Christmas Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which (a) individuals, (b) companies and (c) other organisations receive Christmas cards from her Department.

      Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the level of compliance by puppy farms with regulations relating to the breeding and...

      Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2014 to Question 216668, how many of the marine protected areas in the waters of (a)...

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take in response to Resolution 11.15 on the use of lead shot adopted by the 11th meeting of the...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the feasibility of the implementation timeline for the Flood Re scheme; and if she...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent progress she has made in implementing the Flood Re scheme.

      National Parks: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the progress of the project to extend the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the north of...

      White Fish: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to introduce domestic technical measures to reduce sea bass mortality so that stocks can rebuild.

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2014 to Question 214826, what assessment she has made of the implications for her...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to prohibit the sale of badges which promote illegal activity by mounted groups of hunters hunting...

      International Climate Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to which countries and for what purpose her Department's contribution to the International Climate Fund has been spent; and...

      Food: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that UK food safety standards are protected within the framework of the negotiations on...

      International Climate Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much of the funds earmarked by her Department for the International Climate Fund has been disbursed.

      Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the quantity of honey produced by the hives on the roof of Nobel House since the installation...

      South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what identifiable expenditure her Department has spent on Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in each year since 2007-08.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the savings to his Department from the Q&A system in the (a) 12 months and (b) five years since 4...

    • Christmas Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which (a) individuals, (b) companies and (c) other organisations receive Christmas cards from his Department.

      Nuclear Power: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps his Department is taking to prevent a skills shortage in the nuclear sector.

      Electric Cables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions he has had with (a) his ministerial colleagues and (b) his counterpart in the Welsh Government on the economic...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent progress he has made on the mass rollout of the Smart Meter programme.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps his Department is taking to identify and tackle companies who falsely claim to be providing work as part of the Green Deal.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much renewable electricity capacity is projected to come online before 2020.

      International Climate Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress he has made on the pilot for the Green Investment Bank to manage funds on behalf of the International Climate Fund; and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 14 November from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to N...

      Electric Cables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what review he has undertaken of the fitness for purpose of the business model for the transmission of electricity.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of fuel poverty on residential air quality and associated illnesses.

      Plutonium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will publish his Department's timetable for progressing the management of separated plutonium stocks.

      Plutonium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress has been made on the management of separated plutonium stocks.

      Electric Cables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the current model is for determining compensation for householders when pylons are erected near their properties; and what plans...

      Fuel Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many children in England were classed as living in fuel poverty in each year since May 2010.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Human Rights: Colombia

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he raised human rights issues in relation to sexual violence against women with President Juan Manuel Santos in (a) Bogotá and (b) London; and if he...

    • Human Rights: Colombia

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he raised human rights issues in relation to military justice, land rights and risks faced by human rights defenders with President Juan Manuel Santos in...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 21 October from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr M M Roberts.

  • Attorney General

    • Judicial Review

      To ask the Attorney General, how many judicial reviews there were involving Government departments according to records held by the (a) Treasury Solicitor and (b) Administrative Court Office in...

    • Written Questions

      To ask the Attorney General, what estimate he has made of the savings to the Law Officers' Departments from the Q&A system in the (a) 12 months and (b) five years since 4 June 2014; what...

      Crime: Disability

      To ask the Attorney General, how many people have been charged with disability hate crimes in each of the last 10 years.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions G4S has tendered for contracts let by his Department in each year since May 2010.

    • Courts: Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions court cells were made available for housing prisoners overnight in each of the last four years.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people who were given imprisonment for public protection sentences of at least two years less than in a decision handed down before 14 July...

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) discussions and (b) representations from the Information Commissioner's Office he has had on government data sharing.

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many complaints there have been to the Information Commissioner's Office about Government data sharing policies.

      Secure Training Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the need for secure training centre places in each region of England and Wales.

      Secure Training Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which of the four secure training centres currently operating in England has received the best rating from Ofsted.

      Hassockfield Secure Training Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of the closure of Hassockfield Secure Training Centre on the average journey time of relatives visiting young...

      Prisons: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the decision by Mr Justice Collins of 5 December 2014 on the legality of a ban on sending books into prison, when he plans to amend...

      Prisons: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison visitors have been arrested in each of the last four years; and how many of those arrested have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of...

      Altcourse Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the G4S strategic plan on HMP Altcourse that has been received by the National Offender Management Service.

      Domestic Violence: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions the Legal Aid Agency has had with the legal profession on the 24 month prescribed time period for evidence relating to legal aid...

      Domestic Violence: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times legal aid funding in ongoing domestic violence cases has ceased because the Legal Aid Agency ruled that evidence is outside of the...

      Youth Justice Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons his Department has not carried out an impact assessment of The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (Amendment of Functions) Order...

      Prisoners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of those serving custodial sentences who were sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983 were (a) moved and (b) not moved to secure mental...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many victims of crime were consulted before the perpetrator was released in each of the last three years.

      Prisons: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the Government spent on the case Gordon-Jones, R (on the appplication of) v The Secretary of State for Justice & Anor [2014] EWHC 3997...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of changes in the numbers of young offenders in each of the last five years; and what assessment he has made of...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the availability of places in the prison estate to safely accommodate those sentenced to custodial...

      Kidnapping: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many UK parents have applied for the return of their child from another country under the 1980 Hague Convention in each of the last five years.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders held in a cell designed for one inmate shared it with (a) one other and (b) more than one other inmate in each of the last four years.

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners are unlawfully at large having escaped or absconded between 1 June 2010 and the most recent date for which information is available;...

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department’s Analytical Summary on absconding incidents, published in November 2014, how many prisoners with a previous...

  • Scotland Office

    • Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) fraud and (b) financial error in his Department in each of the last five years.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Postal Services: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information he holds on the number of workers in parcel delivery companies who are (a) self-employed and (b) on zero hours contracts.

    • Self-employed

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many self-employed people there are in (a) Hertfordshire, (b) England and (c) the UK.

      Government Digital Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 17 December 2014 to Question 218578, how many full-time equivalent staff in the Government Digital Service are working on...

      Serco

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 17 December 2014 to Question 218583, when he plans to publish details of his (a) correspondence and (b) discussions relating...

      Government Departments: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2014 to Question 218433, whether https://www.gov.uk/performance includes information on the top sites on an...

      Emergencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the responsibilities are for dealing with civil emergencies of each of the devolved administrations; and if he will make a statement.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people claimed jobseeker's allowance aged (a) 16, (b) 17, (c) 18, (d) 19, (e) 20, (f) 21, (g) 22, (h) 23, (i) 24, (j) 25 in 2013-14; and, in...

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the oral evidence taken by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee on 3 December 2014, Question 6, and 10...

    • Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of nuisance calls made by companies in (a) the UK and (b) abroad to customers...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the contribution of Sean Williams, Group Director, Strategy, Policy and Portfolio, BT, in evidence to the Environment, Food...

      Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the level of nuisance calls made by companies in (a) the UK and (b) abroad; and what steps he...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many English phase 2 project areas participating in the Superfast Broadband Rollout programme have produced coverage maps of their...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the Innovation Fund has been spent so far.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many of the 1.5 million premises his Department's superfast broadband rollout has reached already had basic broadband 2Mbps from a...

      Broadband: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the £22 million budget for the South Yorkshire Broadband rollout has been provided by (a) BT, (b) BDUK, (c) Sheffield...

      Housing: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the time taken by BT Openreach to provide for the connection of new housing developments to telephone...

      Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many times (a) Ofcom has requested he proscribe a broadcast service and (b) he has proscribed a broadcast service in each of the...

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has spent on digital inclusion in each year from 2010; and how much it plans to spend on digital inclusion in...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Publications

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer to Question 218201, how many book titles in total are on sale...

    • Clerk of the House

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost has been of (a) fees to recruitment agencies, (b) travel and (c) all...

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