Written answers

Thursday, 22 January 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will issue a direction to the Chief Executive of Network Rail to reply to the letter of 3 June 2014 from the right hon. Member for Tonbridge and...

    • London-Brighton Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what penalties will be incurred for consistent delays on passenger services between (a) Brighton and London Victoria at (i) 07:14, (ii) 07:29 and...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many ultra low emission vehicles of what models have been registered under the Plug-in Car Grant.

      Roads: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the existing contracts for the removal of litter on the strategic road network.

      Roads: Graffiti

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the Highways Agency was of the removal of graffiti from road signage and structures for which it has maintenance responsibility in...

      M67

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what arrangements are in place to ensure that the (a) embankments, slip roads and hard shoulders and (b) other areas of the M67 motorway from the...

      Roads: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the levels of litter on the strategic road network.

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which five companies were used most often to provide temporary workers for his Department in the last financial year; and how much was paid in agency...

      M67

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of whether the (a) embankments, slip roads and hard shoulders and (b) other parts of the M67 motorway from the Denton...

      Railways: Woking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many additional seats he expects will be made available on trains from Woking to London Waterloo in non-peak hours in each of the years from 2015...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 168 of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2013-14, which were the 10 largest recipients of payments by the...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to provide financial assistance to local authorities to repair potholes.

      A14: Kettering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, by which date he expects the widening work between junctions 7 and 9 of the A14 around Kettering will have been completed.

      Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of plans to continue the use of Pacer trains on the Northern franchise.

      Leeds-Bradford Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations of the Leeds Bradford International Airport connectivity study, published in...

      Walking and Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to increase levels of walking and cycling.

      Schools: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle parking near schools.

      Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to relieve congestion on roads.

  • Home Office

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the proportion of incidents marked as domestic violence cases which related to (a) male perpetrators against...

    • Violent and Sex Offender Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many registered sex offenders there are in the UK; how many people on the Violent and Sex Offenders Register have committed sexual...

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the sex was of the complainant and the accused in each case of stalking reported after the implementation of the Protection of Freedoms...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of new cases of historic child abuse which have come forward in the last 12 months; and what recent...

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what instructions or guidance officials of her Department have given to members of the Independent Inquiry Panel into child sexual abuse...

      Asylum: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons her Department decided that further submissions on asylum and human rights cases must be made in person in Liverpool; with...

      Asylum: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will offer asylum to Raif Badawi and his family.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2015 to Question 220354, how many study visas were granted for each of the top 10 nationalities in each...

      Immigrants: Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for bail made under Schedules 2 and 3 of the Immigration Act 1971 or section 36(4) of the UK Borders Act 2007 were...

      Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of anti-Semitic assaults recorded in England since October 2014.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total cost to her Department is of employing an Executive Officer asylum case worker.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average weekly cost is of housing an asylum seeker under (a) section 95 and (b) section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of illegal firearms.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the political situation in Bangladesh.

    • China

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

      Friends of Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he next expects the Friends of Syria Group to meet next.

      Iceland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Icelandic counterpart on strengthening business relations between that country and the UK.

      Thailand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Thai government on human trafficking.

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the US administration on strengthening diplomatic ties between the...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Burmese government on the persecution of the Rohingya people in that country.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he next plans to meet the Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs.

      Mexico

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Mexican counterpart on (a) the kidnapping of students in Iguala in September 2014...

      Mexico

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Mexican counterpart on strengthening UK-Mexico business relations.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterparts in the government of Afghanistan on the operation of ISIL in the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 5 December 2014 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK will provide observers for the forthcoming general election in Nigeria.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the government of Colombia urging action on recent death threats to former Colombian...

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of North Korea's nuclear activities.

      Auschwitz Camp

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to mark the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on recent death threats to former Colombian Senator, Piedad Cordoba.

  • Attorney General

    • Stalking

      To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the effect of the stalking offences introduced by the implementation of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 on the number of other...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 8 January 2014 from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in his Department, Official...

    • Working Hours: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress the Government has made since 2010 in negotiating a revision of the Working Time Directive; and if he will make a...

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what aggregate outcomes she has set for her Department's strategic framework for economic development.

    • Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps her Department has taken to ensure a rapid humanitarian response for refugees displaced as a result of violence...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with the Nigerian government about protection for humanitarian workers in northern Nigeria.

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support she is giving to the humanitarian response in South Sudan to avert the risk of famine.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether income received from returnable investments will be treated as negative overseas development assistance and deducted from that...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she plans to publish her Department's indicators for the strategic framework for economic development.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to provide relief in those parts of Nigeria affected by the activities of Boko Haram.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to Question 220623, in what forms information on funding allocations of her Department's budget for the strategic framework...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department is offering to the Nigerian government in response to the recent actions of Boko Haram.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department takes to ensure that aid provided to Nigeria is not used by Boko Haram.

      Private Infrastructure Development Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what monitoring of Private Infrastructure Development Group her Department undertakes to ensure value for money.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 5.1.2 of the report of the Prime Minister's Task Force on Tackling Radicalisation and Extremism, published in December...

    • Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to give local authorities responsibility to plan, commission and build facilities to tackle classroom...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has a mechanism in place to be notified of instances when a local authority does not issue a final statement of special...

      Education: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2015 to Question 220450, whether her Department is considering new sponsorship, governance or partnership...

      Teachers: Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of teachers and former teachers who have contracted mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos in schools.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department spent on (a) recruitment agency fees, (b) outplacement agency fees for displaced or redundant staff and (c) staff training in...

      Adoption: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many adoptions there were in (a) the North West, (b) Lancashire and (c) Pendle constituency in each of the last three years.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which companies were contracted by his Department to provide training for (a) prisoners and (b) prison staff in each of the last five years; and what...

    • Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offences were committed by (a) escaped or (b) absconded prisoners in each year since 2010; and what those offences were.

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times officials and Ministers in his Department have had meetings with companies that were interested in bidding for the electronic monitoring...

      Secure Accommodation: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the accommodation of young people from Scotland in secure units in England.

      Secure Accommodation: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people ordinarily resident in Scotland have been accommodated in secure units in England in each of the last five years.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) offence and (b) sentencing outcome of each terrorist-related offence dealt with in court was in the last five years.

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many foreign national prisoners from each country were convicted of each offence type from September 2013 to September 2014.

      Prisoners: State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners had reached the state pension age (a) on the latest date and (b) during the most recent year for which information is available.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners are currently serving sentences in the UK that were (a) handed down by the International Criminal Court or (b) heard at the Hague.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of those convicted of a knife crime offence were sentenced to prison for (a) up to six months, (b) up to and (c) over 12...

      Assaults on Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were convicted of assaulting a police officer in the last year for which figures are available; and what proportion of those people...

      Sexual offences: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the reoffending rate was for sex offenders whose original conviction was for sexual offences against children in the most recent period for which...

      Confiscation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what types of offence resulted in confiscation orders being made in 2012-13; and how much was collected as a result of those orders.

      Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will commission research to establish the main reasons foreign offenders commit offences in the UK.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of offenders were sentenced to a custodial sentence for each offence by each magistrates' court in the latest year for...

      Civil Disorder: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of offenders given custodial sentences for offences committed during the public disorder in London in August 2011 were...

      Segregation of Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in each prison in England and Wales were segregated in each of the last three years.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that the successful bidder for Compliance and Enforcement Service Project offers value for money.

      Town Halls: Fenton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the next meeting between officials of his Department, Urban Vision and Stoke-on-Trent City Council to discuss Fenton Town Hall will take place.

  • Prime Minister

    • Wind Power

      To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to his oral evidence to the Liaison Committee of 16 December 2014, HC887, if he will publish the evidential basis for his statement that 10 per cent of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel under the age of 18 have been sent to a combat zone in each year since 2010; and if he will make a statement.

    • Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of access to NHS care for veterans.

      Army Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which minister of his Department signed off the decisions to raise the upper age limit of recruitment in the Army Reserve from (a) 43 to 52 years old...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many housing adaptations his Department has carried out for wounded service personnel in each year since 2010.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the size of the armed forces after 2015.

      Reserve Forces: Cardiff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the number of completed recruitments to the Reserve Forces was from applicants residing in Cardiff South and Penarth constituency in each month...

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which country uniforms for the (a) British Army, (b) Royal Air Force and (c) Royal Navy, including the Royal Marines, are manufactured.

      Reserve Forces: Cardiff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many expressions of interest in applying to join the Reserve Forces there were from applicants working in Cardiff South and Penarth constituency in...

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Successor submarine will have 12 missile tubes; whether those submarines will be sent on patrol filled with 12 missiles; whether those...

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the letter of 1 August 2014 to the Defence Committee, whether his Department's cost-benefit analysis of the recruitment of minors has...

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the letter of 1 August 2014 to the Defence Committee, whether his Department's cost-benefit analysis of the recruitment of minors has...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on television recruitment campaigns for (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Navy, (c) the Royal Air Force and (d) in total in the...

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2014 to Question 211635, what progress he has made on reviewing the cost-benefit analysis of the recruitment and...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in the government of Afghanistan on ensuring that adequate training is available to national...

      Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2015 to Question 220486, how Royal Navy and Army personnel who served with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees...

      Reserve Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Scottish Government will participate in the One per cent Challenge for recruitment of reservists.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to improve employment support for Work Programme participants claiming employment and support allowance who have a 12 month...

    • Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the need for specialist support within the Work Programme for people with mental health problems in receipt of...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department or local and district management set any numerical targets, expectations, aims or benchmarks set for Labour Market...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of jobseeker's allowance in Scotland have (a) received a sanction and (b) disputed a sanction in each month of (i) 2013-14...

      Winter Fuel Payments: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what basis the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Barthélemy, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna...

      Self-employed: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of how much time per year self-employed workers spend on fulfilling regulatory health and safety obligations.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects the Major Projects Authority to provide its next assessment of the universal credit project.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2015 to Question 220704, how large the control group will be in the proposed randomised control trial for...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • White Fish: Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her Irish counterparts on the management of sea bass stocks.

    • Genetically Modified Organisms: Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects commercial planting of GM crops to begin in England and Wales.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason her Department's internal report on the impact of fracking on rural communities has been made public only in...

      White Fish: Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recorded number of sea bass were discarded in the (a) Irish and (b) Celtic Sea by Irish vessels in each of the last...

      White Fish: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what level of fishing mortality reduction her Department considers sufficient for the conservation and recovery of sea bass...

      Plastic Bags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the merits of introducing an exemption for compostable plastic bags from the single use...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Directors

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

    • Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has spent on marketing in relation to the Right to Buy scheme in London in each year since 2010.

      Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much of his Department's budget was allocated to (a) Wirral and (b) Birkenhead constituency in 2013-14.

      Right to Buy Scheme: Hammersmith and Fulham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has spent on marketing for the Right to Buy scheme in (a) Hammersmith and Fulham and (b) Hammersmith...

      Derelict Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the amount of undeveloped brownfield land which his Department considers suitable for development.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of homes for which planning permission has been granted but on which construction has...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made on improving access standards for new homes as part of the Housing Standard Review.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the letter dated 19 December 2014 from the Minister of State for Housing and Planning to the Planning...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has prepared an equality statement on its decision to cease grant funding for local welfare provision...

  • HM Treasury

    • Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many agents providing guidance through the Pension Wise scheme will be based in Scotland.

    • Golf: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on golf clubs of differences in VAT rules applying to propriety-owned and member-owned golf clubs; and if he will...

      Vat

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a comparative assessment of the level of administrative burden the EU VAT place of supply rules places on (a) micro businesses and sole...

      Vat

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what comparative assessment he has made of the way in which (a) the UK and (b) other EU member states have applied the EU VAT place of supply legislation to...

      Vat

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the Government's policy on EU VAT place of supply legislation; and if he will suspend the EU VAT place of supply rules for the UK's micro...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Low Pay: Females

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of women earned less than two-thirds of the median hourly pay, excluding overtime, of all full and part-time female employees in each...

    • Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the employment rate of people aged 16 to 29 in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) England, (d) Wales and (e) Northern Ireland...

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: Folkestone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what support the Arts Council has given to organisations in Folkestone and Hythe constituency since 2010.

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2015 to Question 219653, on broadband, how much of the budget was spent in each local authority...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Shops

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps the Commission is taking to ensure that women authors are better...

    • Palace of Westminster

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, when and by whom a decision will be made on whether to vacate the Palace of...

  • Department of Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-emergency admissions to hospital via A&E departments were made in each NHS hospital in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c)...

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were admitted to hospital for alcohol-related conditions through A&E in NHS hospitals in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c)...

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the review by Professor Sir John Temple of the quality of training for doctors, published in May 2010, what progress has been made in...

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Government publication, Sustaining Services, ensuring fairness: Government response to the consultation on migrant access and...

      Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the amount that his Department will spend on temporary staff in each of the next five years.

      Doctors: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the report of the independent taskforce on the implementation of the Working Time Directive under the chairmanship of Professor Norman...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2015 to Question 220819, who appointed Tim Kelsey as Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) of the care.data programme; what...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of children who would have been eligible under the adult criteria for bariatric surgery in each year since 2010.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in England are awaiting inpatient treatment for an eating disorder following a GP assessment.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on (a) recruitment agency fees, (b) outplacement agency fees for displaced or redundant staff and (c) staff training in...

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the local hon. Member would ordinarily be one of the stakeholder consultees to a Care Quality Commission Quality Report.

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to require the Care Quality Commission to consult committees of (a) local district and (b) county councils when preparing Quality...

  • House of Lords

    • Aircraft Carriers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any occasions on which an operational Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier will leave home waters without a fixed-wing air group...

    • Asylum: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum-seekers are currently in detention, and in which centres; of these, how many are women or part of families; and how many have been detained...

      Asylum: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish their response to General Recommendation No. 32 from the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, published on...

      Credit Unions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to changing the Common Bond of geographical credit unions from potential to actual members.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 15 January (HL3977) about the Union flag being printed on driving licences issued to drivers in England,...

      Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are supporting National Voter Registration Day.

      Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what date they expect to be able to invite (1) local authorities, and (2) national organisations, to apply for (a) funding to boost voter registration,...

      Entry Clearances: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 6 January (HL3868), whether evidence that an individual persistently undertook, permitted or financed illegal...

      Exclusion Orders

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 6 January (HL3867), whether they will publish the list of non-exhaustive indicators of unacceptable...

      House of Lords: Restaurants

      To ask the Chairman of Committees why new chairs have been placed in the River Restaurant; how much they cost; whether estimates were obtained for the cost of chairs with and without the...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 6 February 2014 (WA 76) and the Written Statement by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health, Jane Ellison, on 17 December 2014 (HC Deb, col. 96WS),...

      India

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any representations to the government of India regarding the Governor's Rule currently in place in Jammu and Kashmir.

      Inquiries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to issue suggested timescales to all future independent committees of inquiry. To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent humanitarian trade between Iran and the United Kingdom is exempt from sanctions; to what extent the Joint Plan of Action has facilitated this...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 22 December (HL3625), what precise fishing limits are imposed by the government of Israel off...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the implications for them if, as a signatory to the Fourth Geneva Convention, they except Israel from the terms of the Convention.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the decision has been made as to the location of the Operational Conversion Unit for the F35B aircraft.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to stop using VMFAT-501 squadron for pilot training on the F35B aircraft, and, if so, on what date; and where will training for that...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 29 July 2014 (HL1320), how many F35B aircraft will initially be allocated to the Operational...

      Mesothelioma: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the position of mesothelioma claimants whose claims have been lodged with the T&N Asbestos Trusts; whether T&N...

      Military Decorations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to issue an operational medal for service in Operation Kipion.

      Milk

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the comments by Lord De Mauley on 13 January relating to United Kingdom milk production, whether they will examine the French system for the...

      Ministers: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage cut in the salaries of Government Ministers would be required in order to create savings sufficient to pay salaries at the appropriate level...

      Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the fact that the average United Kingdom graduate starting salary ranges from £18,000 to £24,000, what assessment they have made...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 6 January (HL3815), what co-operation they have had from Hamas in the reconstruction of civilian...

      Pupils: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report by the National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups, Civil Society Monitoring on the Implementation of the National Roma...

      Railways

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the responsiveness of the Train Operating Companies to the needs of passengers.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the impact on the taxpayer of the payment of the lower variable track access charge for the 17 per cent of long-distance train paths into and out of...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent assessment they have made of the situation of human rights in Turkey.

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