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Written answers

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the extent to which airline pilots suffer skill fade as a result of over-reliance on automatic systems and of the...

    • Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he had with the (a) Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, (b) Secretary of State for Scotland, (c) Welsh Government, (d) Scottish...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how long it will take to implement the decision to display the Union flag on driving licences in Wales, Scotland and England.

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre at Belfast was staffed at below risk-assessed levels in December 2014.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications for open access train services on the East Coast Main Line are before his Department.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many open access train services have been agreed by (a) his Department and (b) Network Rail in each year since 2010; how many such applications...

      First Great Western

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with First Great Western and the manufacturers of Intercity Express Programme trains regarding plans for...

      First Great Western

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with First Great Western and the manufacturers of Intercity Express Programme trains regarding the provision of...

      Swindon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department has provided for projects in Swindon since 2010.

      Railways: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2014 to Question 208033, what plans he has to improve connectivity to Reddish South and Denton arising from the...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Written Statement of 8 January 2015, WS175, on Rail in the North: Rolling Stock, how long he expects the lease for the new rolling...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Written Statement of 8 January 2015, WS175, on Rail in the North: Rolling Stock, what estimate he has made of the total cost of...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Written Statement of 8 January 2015, WS175, on Rail in the North: Rolling Stock, what the average age is of the new rolling stock; and...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Written Statement of 8 January 2015, WS175, on Rail in the North: Rolling Stock, whether it is his policy that the operator of...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Written Statement of 8 January 2015, WS175, on Rail in the North: Rolling Stock, how many seats are available on Northern Rail and...

      Motor Vehicles: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to restrict access to DVLA vehicle ownership records by private parking companies which have a high failure rate in the appeals...

  • Home Office

    • Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK Emergency Travel Documents wore issued to overseas applicants in each month since June 2012.

    • Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has spent on removing foreign nationals in each year since 1997.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will introduce legislative proposals to prevent anyone who has entered or stayed illegally in the UK being granted British citizenship.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many international students living and studying in the UK have not had their passports returned to them by the Passport Office in time...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the satisfactoriness of the police's historic record of investigating allegations of child abuse.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on a minimum alcohol unit price.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to address the drivers of crime.

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the status is of members of the Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what undertakings she gave to members of the Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse regarding the longevity of their appointments...

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she last met members of the Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse; and if she will publish the minutes of that meeting.

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the status is of the evidence gathered to date by the members of the Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to make further appointments to the Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations the Indian Diaspora Champion has made concerning proposed reductions of UK visa staff in Mumbai.

      Drugs: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2014 to Question 217748, what assessment she has made of the implications for UK policy of the...

      Entry Clearances: Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visa applications were submitted in Bangladesh in 2013.

      Offences against Children: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Scottish Government on co-ordination of inquiries into historic child sexual abuse.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on making domestic violence a specific criminal offence.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2014 to Question 216266, what the total cost of employing non-frontline staff in her Department has...

      Gang Injunctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many gang injunctions have been granted in each of the last three years.

      Driving under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were (a) arrested and (b) charged for driving under the influence of alcohol in December 2014.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fines relating to performance have been levied on providers of the COMPASS service in each of the past two years; how many such...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to introduce the use of drunk tanks by the police to alleviate pressure on A&E departments at weekends.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Brazil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Brazilian government in relation to protection for Laisa Santos Samaio; and if he will...

    • Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of British Ambassadors and High Commissioners to the G20 countries were educated at (a) private school, (b)...

      Mexico

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Mexican government about human rights in that country.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the government of Sudan on the legal status and detention of Dr. Amin Mekki Medani, Farouk...

      Cuba

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent meetings he has had with representatives of the Cuban government.

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the persecution of Christians in North Korea.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take in response to the shooting of the Northern Irish missionary, Ms Maud Kells OBE, in the...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to prevent persecution of Christians and other religious minorities overseas.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received any reports from the government of Sudan regarding the legal status and detention of Dr Amin Mekki...

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will provide support to civilians in the Kashmir region affected by the recent violence between Pakistani and Indian troops.

      AirAsia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department plans to take to support the families of people who died in the recent AirAsia plane crash.

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to support the petition from British survivors of thalidomide damage to the EU Commissioner for Health...

      Ilois

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken to ensure that the Chagossians are taken to the Chagos Islands as soon as possible, since the...

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when and for what reasons permission was given to representatives of the Zoological Society of London to travel to the Chagos...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Parades Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost to her Department was of the Parades Commission in 2013-14.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Construction: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will publish any recent assessment he has made of compliance with the Construction Supply Chain Payment Charter.

    • Construction: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to improve (a) co-ordination, (b) efficiency and (c) improvements to productivity within the...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time (i) UK and (ii) other EU students started undergraduate higher education courses in...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent estimate he has made of the number of additional students that will enter higher education in (a) 2015-16, (b)...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent estimate he has made of the additional costs of (a) the face value of student loans, (b) the resource costs of...

      Postal Services: Harrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect on mail volumes to the universal service provider in the HA postcode area of London of...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he plans for the Skills Funding Agency to have a data sharing agreement in place with London Work Programme providers so...

  • Department for International Development

    • Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support the Government provides for landmine clearance in former war zones; and if she will make a statement.

    • Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the relief effort in Syria.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's expenditure was (a) fiscal and (b) non-fiscal spending in each of the last five years.

      International Climate Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what amount from the funds allocated by her Department to the International Climate Fund has been disbursed in each year since that...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to page 169 of her Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2013-14, what the equivalent value of Departmental...

  • Department for Education

    • Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many free early years education places were provided in (a) Hackney North and Stoke Newington constituency, (b) each London borough and (c)...

    • History: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what aspects of nineteenth century and twentieth century (a) British and (b) world history are mandatory in the history curriculum in each key stage.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many trainee secondary school chemistry, physics and mathematics teachers there are in each region of England.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will publish her Department's quality grade of academy sponsors.

      Students: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons the National College of Teaching and Leadership has withdrawn Initial Teacher Training students from future National Student Surveys.

      Teachers: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many primary school teachers in each parliamentary constituency in the South West have a science degree.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been collected in sureties when defendants breached their bail conditions and a surety had been given on their behalf before bail was...

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for legal aid the Director of Legal Aid Casework has (a) granted and (b) refused for adoption cases in (i) Wales and (ii) Newport...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2014 to Questions 208711 and 208714, for what reason there were releases in error where the offence is listed as...

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what reviews his Department has commissioned on the longevity of prison officers once they have retired from service in the last five years.

      Hindley Young Offender Institution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy is on the future of Hindley Young Offender's Institute.

      Prisoners on Remand: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many defendants on bail were remanded in custody by courts in North Wales in each of the last five years.

      Courts: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2014 to Question 215339, how many staff of (a) his Department and (b) external contractors are working on the...

      Courts: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2014 to Question 213487, what the total value is of outstanding financial impositions in each local criminal...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will assess the potential merits of the appointment of specialist magistrates able to sit at short notice and out-of-hours to expedite eviction...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of BME adults in UK prisons have previously been imprisoned in youth offending institutions, by (a) age, (b) sex and (c) ethnicity; and...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of BME individuals by (a) age, (b) sex and (c) ethnicity who are excluded from secondary school, are subsequently imprisoned in youth...

      Driving: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions there have been for driving while disqualified in each year since 2010.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on what date the Legal Aid Agency introduced a prescribed time period of 24 months for evidence relating to domestic violence cases.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to Question 217807, tabled on 9 December 2014, when he plans to answer Question 213688, tabled on 6 November 2014.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to answer Question 217822, tabled on 9 December 2014.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Christmas Cards

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

    • Defence Infrastructure Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for the publication of his Department's Footprint Strategy.

      Defence Support Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the announcement of the preferred bidder for the Defence Support Group, what the timetable is for agreement between his Department and...

      Investment Approvals Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times the Investment Approvals Committee met in each of the last three years; and how many proposals that committee was asked to consider.

      Defence Assistance Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the size of the Defence Assistance Fund was in each of the last four years; and whether monies from that Fund are being used to support the Defence...

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the strategic rationale was for opening a UK military base in Bahrain.

      Defence Audit Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times the Defence Audit Committee met in each of the last three years.

      HMS Vengeance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on which dates in 2014 HMS Vengeance was berthed at the Devonport dockyard undergoing refurbishment; and what particular refit was being carried out...

      Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria his Department used in awarding the contract for the next generation of tanks.

      Defence Support Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has agreed with the Homes and Communities Agency the release of existing Defence Support Group sites for housing.

      Service Complaints Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will introduce a time limit by which investigations undertaken by the Service Complaints Commissioner must be concluded.

      Service Complaints Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the Service Complaints Commissioner provides full disclosure of complaints and how they are...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding his Department allocated to local authorities for Universal Credit Delivery Partnership agreements in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.

    • Funerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that funerals are affordable.

      Mesothelioma: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2014 to Question 217981, if he will revise the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme fund so that people...

      Fathers: Child Rearing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had on a possible expansion of the men-only relationship classes pilot scheme to other constituent parts of the UK.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 122 of work programme evaluation: operation of the commissioning model, finance and programme delivery, published by...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of differential pricing on provider behaviour in the Work Programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 28 of work programme evaluations: operation of the commissioning model, finance and programme delivery, published by...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, who the (a) Chair and (b) other members are of the Universal Credit Programme board.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 25 November 2014, from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr M A...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Butterflies: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to protect exotic butterflies; and what recent discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland...

    • Waste Disposal: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures are in place to protect local authorities from incurring costs relating to waste fires at sites which they do...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2014 to Question 208622, if she will reconsider her decision not to publish the Shale...

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to support UK dairy farmers who are producing milk without the use of intensive indoor practices.

      Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which fish species have been overfished in 2013-14.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress she has made on implementation of point 7, on constantly improving standards of animal health and welfare, in...

      Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the announcement by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) on 7 January 2015, on January 2015 catch...

      Marine Management Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2014 to Question 214438, when she plans to publish the triennial review of the...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average (a) rent and (b) proportion of market rent is of the homes built or converted as part of the affordable rent model.

    • Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many meetings he, his Ministers or officials have had with individuals and organisations representing Gypsies, Roma or...

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department allocated to the Fire Kills campaign in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14 and...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been paid under the New Homes Bonus grant scheme in each region in each year since 2013; and what estimate he has...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the amount of New Homes Bonus funding allocated to (a) Swindon, (b) Wiltshire and (c) England in...

  • HM Treasury

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2014 to Question 217619, when the hon. Member for Walsall North will receive a reply to his letter of 10 November...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • International Climate Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much of the funds earmarked by his Department for the International Climate Fund has been disbursed.

    • International Climate Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many projects of what value have been financed by decisions taken by the International Climate Fund Board Climate Investment Funds...

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefits to local economies in which there will be deep gas winning and...

      Green Climate Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to his Written Statement of 18 December 2014, HCWS143, on Lima Climate Change Conference, what steps he has taken to ensure...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what projections his Department has made of the scale-up of smart meter installations between now and the 2020 target end date.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to Part II: Subhead detail of his Department's Main Supply Estimates for 2014-15, what programmes are supported under...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to Part II: Subhead detail of his Department's Main Supply Estimates for 2014-15, what programmes are supported under...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to Part II: Subhead detail of his Department's Main Supply Estimates for 2014-15, what programmes are supported under...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to Part II: Subhead detail of his Department's Main Supply Estimates for 2014-15, what programmes are supported under...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to Part II: Subhead detail of his Department's Main Supply Estimates for 2014-15, what programmes are supported under...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to Part II: Subhead detail of his Department's Main Supply Estimates for 2014-15, what programmes are supported under...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to Part II: Subhead detail of his Department's Main Supply Estimates for 2014-15, what programmes are supported under...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to Part II: Subhead detail of his Department's Main Supply Estimates for 2014-15, what programmes are supported under...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to Part II: Subhead detail of his Department's Main Supply Estimates for 2014-15, what programmes are supported under...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to Part II: Subhead detail of his Department's Main Supply Estimates for 2014-15, what programmes are supported under...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to Part II: Subhead detail of his Department's Main Supply Estimates for 2014-15, what programmes are supported under...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to Part II: Subhead detail of his Department's Main Supply Estimates for 2014-15, what programmes are supported under...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to page 98 of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts for 2013-14, what the reasons are for the change in core...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent representations he has received on regulations relating to hydraulic fracturing; and if he will make a statement.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government takes to vet (a) applicants for and (b) holders of civil service posts in central government departments for extremist views.

    • Jobseekers Allowance: East of England

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many payments for jobseeker's allowance were terminated (a) as a result of employment and (b) for other reasons in (i) Suffolk, (ii) Bedfordshire,...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Dissolution

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what recent discussions the Commission has had with the appropriate trades unions...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what representations he has received on the effect on transgendered people of the new online voter registration system.

    • Economic Growth: North of England

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Northern Futures project.

  • Department of Health

    • Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) actual and (b) percentage change was in expenditure per head of population aged 65 and over on adult social care services in each English...

    • Ambulance Services: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the level of service provided by the East Midlands Ambulance Service.

      Learning Disability and Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure the recommendations of the report by Sir Stephen Bubb, entitled, Winterbourne View - Time for Change are being...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the cost of allocating the funding from primary care trusts to clinical commissioning groups and other organisations.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses there were in (a) West Suffolk Hospital, (b) Ipswich Hospital and (c) England in each year since 2010.

      NHS Walk-in Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS walk-in centres have closed in the UK in the last 12 months.

      Danetre Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the future provision of services at Danetre Hospital, Daventry.

      Innovative Medicines and Medical Technology Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his announcement on 20 November 2014 of an Innovative Medicines and MedTech Review, how the independent organisation that will run the...

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to publish the results of the Innovation Health and Wealth refresh.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to educate pedestrians about the effect of alcohol on their safety.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Royal Colleges about the use of hypnosis in the treatment of breast cancer.

      Asthma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Royal Colleges and the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research about appropriate dosages for treatment of asthma.

      Cancer: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to address the incidence of cancer in (a) women and (b) men who are overweight.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Supreme Court decision on the Abortion Act 1967 in relation to staff of NHS Greater Glasgow and North Clyde in December 2014, if he...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the studies recommended by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority's expert review panel in the publication, Scientific review of the...

      Mental Health Services: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is for talking therapy in Birmingham.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to put contingency arrangements in place to ensure support for recipients of mitochondrial donation techniques in the event of failure...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of whether eggs used in the creation of embryos through maternal spindle transfer or pronuclear transfer have had...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for public safety in relation to his policy on mitochondrial transfer of the study by Professor John...

      Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff in (a) his Department and (b) each of its non-departmental public bodies were absent from work through sickness in December 2014.

      Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to raise awareness of mesothelioma and its cause by (a) exposure to asbestos and (b) other causes.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the experiment on mitochondrial DNA carry-over on non-human primate model into the possible heteroplasmy of tissues in the foetus, recommended by...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the experiment on vitrifying zygotes created through pronuclear transfer, recommended by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority's...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the experiments on human embryonic stem cells derived from blastocysts that are heteroplasmic for abnormal mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the experiment involving the use of induced pluripotent stem cells derived from patients carrying different mitochondrial DNA mutations,...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on conducting tests identified by the Human Fertility and Embryology Authority as critical before the implementation of...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients waited longer than four hours in A&E departments in 2014.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission research on the reasons for people going to a GP surgery.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of social care budget changes on A&E attendances.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the (a) Government's genomics programme and (b) work of the Department of Translational Medicine at Birmingham University...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to resolve the pay dispute in the NHS.

      Health Services: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received on hospital services in the North East of England.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses worked in the NHS (a) in 2010 and (b) on the most recent date for which figures are available.

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: General Election 2015

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what effort is being made to ensure that all armed service members are able to exercise their right to vote at the coming general election.

    • Asylum: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage local authorities to sign up to the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme. To ask Her Majesty’s...

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking regularly to review the number of people offered resettlement places in the United Kingdom under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the counter-terrorism work carried out as part of the Prevent strategy and the Channel process.

      Diego Garcia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 17 June 2014 (HL126), with regard to the use of Diego Garcia for rendition flights, what is the latest...

      Education: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Ofsted Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills 2013–14,...

      Entry Clearances: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 16 December 2014 (HL3641), whether they have discussed the risk factors relating to the entry into the...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the concept of a visa on arrival for students from outside the European Union with a confirmed place at a United...

      HM Passport Office: Belfast

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff were employed in HM Passport Office in Belfast in each of the last five years.

      Horn of Africa

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether agreements have been reached under the “Khartoum Process” launched in November 2014; if so, what is their specific subject matter; and...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Israel returns the 128 million US dollars it is withholding in tax revenues which are owing to the Palestinian...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding compensation for the uprooting of 5,000 olive trees in agricultural lands east of...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the death of Palestinian Cabinet Minister Ziad Abu Ein.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what position the United Kingdom took at the Conference of Parties to the Geneva Convention held in Geneva on 17 December 2014, and whether they made a...

      Schools: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to monitor Sustainable Mode of Travel to School strategies as a statutory duty for local authorities; and when they plan to review...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effects of the 2014 European Union Procurement Directives on the existing system that provides educational, care and...

      Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure the early identification of Speech, Language and Communications Needs (SLCNs); and what measures will be put in place to...

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