Written answers

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, to and from which destinations there will be a reduction in the number of daily services as a result of the new franchise agreement for the East Coast...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the land due to be compulsorily purchased for High Speed Two is required for (a) construction of the track and associated...

      Transport: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress his Department has made in increasing the use of renewable energy in transport.

      Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the gap has been between the number of driving examiners needed and those available in the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency in each month of 2014.

      Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total cost to the public purse was of the competition process to find a private sector partner for the Vehicle Certification Agency.

  • Home Office

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation along the Libyan border.

    • Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the UK is providing to the Libyan government to improve border security in that country.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the Government has contributed to reviving local governance and administration in Syria in the last 12 months.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 10 November from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard...

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent meetings Ministers and officials in his Department have held with human rights organisations in Bahrain to discuss...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he had any discussions with his overseas counterparts concerning the attendance of environmental and human rights...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on (a) collusion between members of the Colombian security forces and post-demobilisation...

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that Dr Abduljalil Alsingace receives adequate and professional medical care and is released...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Mentorsme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the performance of the Mentors Me website.

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that employers offer apprenticeships to disadvantaged young people.

      New Businesses: Stourbridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many new businesses have opened in Stourbridge constituency in each of the last five years.

      Business: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the costs to small and medium-sized businesses of the practice whereby companies require a supplier...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he expects to publish final recommendations following his Department's consultation, the Electricity Intensive Industries -...

      Recreation Spaces: Maps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2014 to Question 217965 and with reference to paragraph 2.219 of the Autumn Statement...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many small companies were formed in (a) Hertfordshire, (b) England and (c) the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Small Businesses: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of research by the Federation of Small Business which found that 17 per cent of small businesses...

      Defence Equipment: Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to institute additional scrutiny of sales of defence and security equipment to Bahrain; and if he will...

      EU External Trade: South Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether goods produced in the Kaesong Industrial Complex by North Korean labourers are included in the European Union-South...

      Citizens' Advice Bureaux: Wales

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

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make it his policy to provide guidance for the protection of consumers on the practices of cash for property...

      Cosalt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will initiate an inquiry into the performance of the insolvency service in handling the case of COSALT.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what support his Department is giving to businesses who wish to take on apprentices.

      City Link

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the Insolvency Service plans to conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the administration of Citylink.

      City Link

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when his Department (a) first became aware of the possible administration of Citylink and (b) was advised by Citylink or its...

      City Link

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when his Department was first made aware that there would be insufficient funds from the administration of Citylink to pay...

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the UK's financial share is of the overall EU contribution to helping the refugee crisis in Syria.

    • Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is giving to the countries surrounding Syria to cope with refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria.

  • Department for Education

    • Carers: Grandparents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what advice her Department gives to local authorities on supporting grandparents who act as kinship carers for one or more of their family's children.

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2014 to Question 216048, what advice her Department gives to local authorities to ensure that the local offer is...

      Children: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that vulnerable children in Somerset are identified and protected from harm.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she will publish the findings of her Department's survey into asbestos in schools.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she will publish her Department's review of its asbestos in schools policy.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which free schools have changed their name since opening.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Confiscation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what measures are in place to ensure that the relationship between HM Courts and Tribunals Service confiscation units and the Police and Crown...

    • Squatting: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions his Department has had with the Crown Prosecution Service on ensuring that prosecutions are made under squatting legislation.

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent representations the Minister has received on his policy on insolvency litigation.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) visitors, (b) staff and (c) prisoners were caught attempting to smuggle illegal drugs into each prison in England in each of the last four...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many immigration tribunal decisions in favour of the applicant were subsequently overturned on appeal in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15 to date.

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has spent on external legal fees relating to each case involving substantive judicial review hearings since May 2010; and what...

      Alternatives to Prosecution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to reform the powers of the Crown Prosecution Service to authorise out-of-court disposals.

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the Government's policy is on handling and sharing personal data.

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the Government's policy is on handling and sharing personal data.

  • Ministry of Defence

  • Department for Work and Pensions

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what changes there have been in the number of herds under TB restrictions (a) in each area of the UK, (b) in the...

    • Animal Welfare: Trapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to reduce the illegal use of snares.

  • 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 210273, tabled by the right hon. Member for Leeds Central on 13 October 2014.

    • Social Rented Housing: Housing Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of people affected by both the under-occupancy penalty and the introduction of council...

      Non-domestic Rates: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of small firms and shops in (a) Kent, (b) Medway and (c) Gillingham and Rainham...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has published to assist local authorities to reduce waste and make savings rather than cutting...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many small firms and shops will benefit from the cut in business rates in (a) England and (b) Havering in 2015-16.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will increase the number of council tax bands to increase the proportion of their income wealthiest people pay as council tax.

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Statement of 18 December 2014, HCW5154, which individual with extremist views was invited by Islamic...

  • Scotland Office

    • Written Questions

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

  • HM Treasury

    • Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which organisations collect subscriptions through the employers' payroll service in his Department and its agencies.

    • Television

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department spent on the purchase of televisions in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

      Written Questions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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...

      Foreign Exchange

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce legislative proposals to implement procedures which track transactions in foreign exchange markets to facilitate the detection of...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what new representations he has received on licensing regulations for fracking; and if he will make a statement.

    • Buildings: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) domestic and (b) commercial properties that use LED lighting.

      Electric Cables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the (a) economic cost of using pylons for electricity transmission, (b) the cost in respect of property...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will make it his policy to direct energy suppliers to withdraw charges imposed on customers solely for the purpose of covering...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Christmas Cards

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which (a) individuals, (b) companies and (c) other organisations receive Christmas cards from his Department.

    • Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the National Citizen Service programmes which ran in summer 2014.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress he has made on implementing his Department's efficiency agenda.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of whether the Charity Commission has sufficient powers to oversee charities and intervene where necessary.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent steps he has taken to reduce barriers to small and medium-sized enterprises participating in government procurement.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what future plans he has for youth service provision.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress he has made on implementing his Department's efficiency agenda.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to enable social enterprises to compete for government contracts.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of households possessed a television licence in each of the last 20 years.

    • Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will estimate the number of households with internet access which do not have a television licence.

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will estimate the number of people employed in the video games industry in (a) England, (b) Warwickshire and (c) Warwick and...

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will estimate the contribution made by the video games industry to UK GDP in (a) 2010 and (b) 2013.

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many meetings officials in his Department have had with video games businesses in the last 12 months.

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support the video games industry.

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will estimate the number of video games companies based in the UK in (a) 2012 and (b) 2013.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Hinchingbrooke Hospital

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he, his advisers or anyone in his Office was (a) copied into any submission on and (b) involved in any discussions on the franchising process of...

  • Department of Health

    • Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much (a) NHS England, (b) Public Health England, (c) Monitor and (d) the Care Quality Commission spent on public relations and communications staff...

    • Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent in (a) cash and (b) real terms on child and adolescent mental health services per young person in England in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many adult mental health patients in Devon have been transferred out of the area in each of the last five years.

      Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to encourage health authorities to reclaim and re-use disability adaptations and equipment that are no longer required by clients.

      Christmas Cards

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

      Drugs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which Off-patent drugs will be considered under the Early Access Scheme.

      Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions (a) his Department and (b) NHS England have had on the exclusion of indicators measuring over 75 mortality rates in the NHS...

      NHS 111

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the 111 NHS telephone service on attendance at hospital accident and emergency departments.

      Dialysis Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2014 to Question 217116, which clinical commissioning groups were consulted about the proposed changes to the...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of Individual Funding Requests for cancer medicines were approved in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14.

      Allied Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many allied health professionals are working in the public sector; and if he will estimate the number of allied health professionals working in (a)...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Individual Funding Request process for cancer medicines.

      Allied Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what data sources Health Education England uses to inform its commissioning of training places for allied health professionals.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what medicines the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (a) has evaluated and (b) intends to evaluate using the highly specialised...

      Mental Health Services: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the provision of psychiatric inpatient beds for people with learning disabilities in Dorset.

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library copies of all correspondence between him, Ministers of his Department, officials of his Department and the European...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent in (a) cash and (b) real terms on mental health services per head of population in England in each of the last five years.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Innoculation to make a recommendation on whether all adolescent boys should be included in the...

      Gallbladder Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Royal Colleges about the use of MPDL3280A for gall bladder tumours.

      Cardiovascular System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what prescriptions were dispensed in the community for the (a) prevention and (b) treatment of cardiovascular disease in (i) England and (ii) each local...

      Cervical Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to promote smear tests for young women; and what estimate he has made of the number of young women who died of cancer in the last...

      Cholesterol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of patients have been recorded through the Quality and Outcomes Framework as having total cholesterol at 5mmol/l or less in (a) England...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps he has taken to reduce the consumption of alcohol.

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether any EU member state has objected to the European Commission about the Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Product Regulations, as notified by the...

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Royal Colleges and the Alzheimer's Society about DNA and memory loss and the prospects for reducing the...

      Perinatal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average incidence of stillbirths and linked infant deaths in England and Wales was in which all of the twins or triplets from the same pregnancy...

      Patients: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure the availability in the NHS of sensor badges to monitor the vital signs of patients.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with organisations representing health and care workers on the development of the draft statutory guidance...

      Headaches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people in the UK with migraine; and what the age range of those people is.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of victims of sexual assault or child sexual abuse on waiting lists for mental health support services in each region.

      Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the existence of viable research proposals on the treatment, alleviation and prevention of mesothelioma; and if he...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to (a) improve the diagnosis rate of dementia, (b) shorten the waiting time between sufferers seeing their GPs and receiving a...

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS Foundation Trusts have self-certified to Monitor in their quarterly return for January to March 2014 that they are not compliant with the...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many localities (a) have and (b) have not adopted the principles of the Crisis Care Concordat.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward proposals for a mechanism to ensure GPs are automatically notified of delays in the supply of medication.

      NHS Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) professionally-qualified clinical staff other than locum doctors, (b) doctors other than locum doctors and qualified nursing, midwifery and...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2014 to Question 215687, whether there will be an appeal process during the two-month notice period prior to any...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral evidence given by Richard Douglas, Director General, Finance and NHS, to the Health Committee on 9 December 2014, Questions 513-4,...

      Parkinson's Disease: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many incidents of medication errors involving hospital patients with Parkinson's disease resulting in (a) no harm, (b) low harm, (c) moderate harm...

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2014 to Questions 214952 and 214953, whether his letter to the German Federal Minister of Family Affairs, Senior...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent progress he has made on the roll-out of care.data.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and which areas have a 111 service for mental health.

      Diseases: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps NHS England is taking to monitor the progress of clinical commissioning groups on improving survival of patients aged over 75 years suffering...

      Health and Social Care Information Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will implement the National Inclusion Health Board's recommendations to the Health and Social Care Information Centre to use the 2011 census ethnic...

      Cholesterol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what prescriptions have been dispensed in the community for the (a) prevention and (b) treatment of high cholesterol in (i) England and (ii) each local...

      Cholesterol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what hospital prescriptions have been used in the (a) prevention and (b) treatment of high cholesterol in (i) England and (ii) each local commissioning...

      NHS England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the judgment of 21 November 2014 by Mr Justice Popplewell on NHS England's compliance with the Health and Social Care Act 2012, what...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made on dealing with claims for compensation by haemophiliacs given contaminated blood provided by the NHS; and if he...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many households were in receipt of adult social care services in each English local authority in 2013-14.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent per capita on adult social care services in each English local authority in 2009-10 and 2013-14.

      Hereditary Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to raise awareness of very long chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency among (a) practitioners and (b) the public.

      Mental Health Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much in (a) cash and (b) real terms was spent on child and adolescent mental health services in (i) Warrington and (ii) the North West per person in...

      Ambulance Services: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions people in Warrington were transported to hospital in police vehicles because an ambulance was not available or did not arrive in a...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many additional full-time equivalent health visitors have been recruited since 2010.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department plans to take to encourage NHS foundation trusts to follow the statutory guidance implementing the adult autism strategy.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will undertake an audit of the board members of clinical commissioning groups who have a financial interest in healthcare providers for potential...

      Health and Social Care Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the change in annual transaction costs in the NHS as a result of implementation of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

      Health and Social Care Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the annual costs of the new central institutions established under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many clinical interventions for opioid dependence there were in prisons in (a) 2012-13 and (b) 2013-14; and what proportion of such interventions...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on front-line NHS services of the ring-fence on NHS spending.

      Pregnancy Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to prevent conflicts of interest with the pharmaceutical industry among those chosen to sit on the hormone pregnancy...

      Fibromyalgia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2014 to Question 211202 what steps he is taking to (a) improve support for people with fibromyalgia and (b) increase...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made towards a paperless NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoners: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prisons in England have adopted a system of opt-out blood-borne virus testing.

      Prisons: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is for prisoners in England between referral and commencement of treatment for (a) hepatitis C and (b) HIV.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were diagnosed with dementia in each year since May 2010.

      Self-harm: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) boys and (b) girls aged between 10 and 17 have been admitted to hospital for self-harm in each year since May 2010.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when NHS England plans to publish the (a) list of respondents and (b) responses received to its consultation on changes to the Standard Operating...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what process is in place to co-ordinate the review of the evaluation of cancer drugs led by Bruce Keogh and the Freeman review into innovative medicines...

      South West

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

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gender Recognition

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what progress she has made on the Government's Transgender Action Plan, published in December 2011.

    • Gender Recognition

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she plans to take to raise awareness of transgender issues and transphobia; and if she will make a statement.

      Small Businesses: Employment

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what estimate her Department has made of the number of (a) male and (b) female employees who are employed in organisations with less than 250 employees.

  • House of Lords

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the status under the Licensing Act 2003 or the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 of imports from the United States or Europe of...

    • Asylum: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government , in the light of the recent assessment by Oxfam, Save the Children, the Refugee Council, Amnesty International and other charities about the number of...

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to ensure that the family reunification process for Syrian refugees is made as simple and flexible as possible, in line with the...

      Bills

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which bills introduced since May 2010 have included any issues of exclusive concern to England and any of Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland; and what were...

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many complaints were made about the Life in the United Kingdom citizenship test each month from January 2013 until November 2014.

      Counter-terrorism and Security Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of the data and information to be classed as “any other technical identifier” under the terms of the Counter-Terrorism...

      Counter-terrorism and Security Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of “Internet Access Service” and “Internet Communications Service” under the terms of the Counter-Terrorism...

      Counter-terrorism and Security Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the logging of an IP address as laid out in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill will enable a device linked to that IP address to be identified.

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the operation of the Eurozone has had a positive effect on the United Kingdom economy.

      Entry Clearances: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 15 December (HL3643), whether they will consider placing persons on their watchlist where they hold evidence...

      Holiday Accommodation: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 December (HL Deb, col 1593–6), when the report of the full consultation results in respect of...

      Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 16 December (HL3567), whether they will provide a comprehensive list of the “fundamental British...

      Voting Rights: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what examination they are giving to granting 16 and 17 year-olds votes in United Kingdom elections in the event of the Scottish Government reducing the...

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