Written answers

Thursday, 29 January 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2015 to Question 221267, what the reasons were for each of the agent's fees of more than £100,000 in...

    • Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, to which organisations his Department paid subscriptions of more than £1,000 in 2013-14; and how much his Department paid to each such organisation.

      Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2015 to Question 221267, what the reasons were for the 10 largest items of media and publicity expenditure in...

      Banks: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2015 to Question 221267, which banks charged his Department more than £1,000 in 2013-14; and what the reason...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will investigate the destination of the £9 million spent by Lancaster City Council on the Chatsworth Gardens area of...

    • Social Rented Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on collecting payments for repairs to leasehold properties covered by...

      Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of places in refuges for women fleeing domestic violence in each year since 2010.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the consequences of Iran's refusal to allow International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors access...

    • Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of Iran's financial and material support for Hezbollah.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance the Government is supplying to the Nigerian government in the form of intelligence and counter-terrorism...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the situation in Libya on UK-Libyan relations; and if he will make a statement.

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will commission research into possible links between ISIL and the smuggling of contraband tobacco.

      Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representatives of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government met the Minister of State at the Foreign and...

  • Attorney General

    • Crime: Victims

      To ask the Attorney General, how many victims have exercised the right to review a Crown Prosecution Service decision not to prosecute; and in how many of those cases the decision was changed.

    • Victims Liaison Unit

      To ask the Attorney General, what the functions of Crown Prosecution Service victim liaison units are; and how their performance is monitored.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the average time was for businesses applying for and receiving financial support under the Apprenticeship Grant for...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprentices aged (a) 16 to 18, (b) 19 to 24 and (c) 25 or over are employed by his Department.

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what employment protections exist for staff in the offshore oil and gas sector in the event of an employer seeking to replace...

      Distributive Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent steps his Department has taken to support the retail and wholesale industry.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2014 to Question 208599, on the minimum wage, how many notices of underpayment have been...

      Apprentices: Hendon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprenticeship starts there were in the Hendon constituency in each year since 2005.

      Citizens Advice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what funding his Department allocated to the Citizens Advice Service in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15; and what such funding it...

  • Department for International Development

    • World Food Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with the UK's international partners on providing additional funding for the UN World Food Programme.

    • Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to encourage the Nigerian government to allow international aid agencies to carry out their work in the...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the ability of Syria's neighbouring...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the Government will provide funding to meet the humanitarian needs of people affected by the insurgency in Nigeria.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans the Government has to provide increased support to people displaced as a result of the violence by Boko Haram in Northern...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to provide support for the education of girls and young women in conflict-affected areas of...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of the restrictions recently placed on Syrian refugees seeking to enter Lebanon.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will appoint dedicated humanitarian advisers on a permanent basis in Nigeria to oversee the distribution of humanitarian funds...

      Developing Countries: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department spent on programmes designed to strengthen tax systems in the developing world in each of the last five years.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she next plans to visit Syrian refugee camps in (a) Jordan, (b) Lebanon, (c) Turkey, (d) Egypt and (e) Iraq.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the Arab League on co-ordinating support for Syrian refugees.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has spent on economic development projects in each year since 2005-06.

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has spent in Russia in each year since 2005-06.

      Developing Countries: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff in her Department worked on issues relating to taxation in the developing world in each of the last five years.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's centrally awarded contracts were won by UK firms in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d)...

      Developing Countries: Overseas Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which offices of her Department are authorised to invest in returnable capital.

      Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 14 January 2015 to Question 220282, and with reference to page 234 of the Department's Annual Report and...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what additional funding her Department is providing to mitigate the refugee situation in northern Nigeria and surrounding areas.

  • Department for Education

    • Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2015 to Question 220175, on what occasions her Department has intervened when a local authority had not complied...

    • Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were born to a parent who resides in residential care in each year since 2010.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support her Department offers to teenage mothers in residential care.

      Schools: Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many of the Philips HeartStart FRx devices on which her Department negotiated a discounted price have been sold to which schools.

      Schools: Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many weapons were confiscated from pupils in each age group in schools in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Pupils: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils attended (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four, (e) five and (f) more than five (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in the most...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils in each year group received (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four, (e) five and (f) more than five fixed-term exclusions in the most...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many NOMS staff well-being events have been held in 2014-15 to date; and what target his Department has set for the number of such events in that year.

    • Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will place in the Library copies of the Prison Service regional stress action plans.

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many recruitment and employment agencies his Department has used to source staff in each year since 2010-11.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the effect of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 on the number of prison places which are required.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the effect of section 28 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 on the number of prison places which are...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Minister plans to answer Question 216465 tabled on 28 November 2014.

      Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times police cells were used to hold prisoners overnight in each month in 2014.

      Coroners: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the effect of the proposed merger of the South and West Cambridgeshire and North and East Cambridgeshire and Peterborough...

  • Prime Minister

    • Abortion

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether he will allow a free vote on amendments and new clauses to the Serious Crime Bill dealing with sex-selective abortion.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Navy: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many naval service personnel were deployed in breach of the Royal Navy's harmony guidelines in each financial year from 2005-06 to 2013-14.

    • European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department plans to fit Typhoon jets with the Brimstone missile; and if he will make a statement.

      Navy: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of Royal Navy personnel in each pinch point trade are exceeding their harmony guidelines.

      Navy: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to increase the average length of Royal Navy deployments in the South Atlantic and the Gulf; and if he will make a statement.

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many airborne sorties have been carried out by the Royal Air Force to intercept Russian military aircraft approaching or entering British airspace...

      Navy: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) length and (b) area was of each deployment by each Royal Navy (i) destroyer and (ii) frigate since 2005.

      Military Bases: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons members of the armed forces stationed in the Falkland Islands do not receive free wifi; and if he will make it his policy to ensure...

      Reserve Forces: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what retraining his Department provides to reservists who are discharged as a result of injury sustained during training or mobilisation and are unable...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has for further reductions to the headcount of the Army.

      Stewart McLaughlin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons his Department recently further delayed publication of the investigation into the case of Corporal Stewart McLaughlin; and what date...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's policy is on the use of Braille to communicate with benefit claimants.

    • Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former incapacity benefit claimants found fit for work after being reassessed for employment and support allowance between October...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants have moved into work after being subject to the welfare cap in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the oral Answer to the hon. Member for Easington of 26 January 2015 to Question 907220, what the evidential basis was for the...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many job centres there were on 1 January (a) 2010 and (b) 2015; and how many job centres have closed since 1 January 2010.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost was of maintaining the Jobcentre Plus estate in 2013-14.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training has been given to staff working in universal credit service centres on dealing with the housing benefit component of universal...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on rent for the Jobcentre Plus estate in 2013-14.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Milk: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to help dairy farmers to export more milk products.

    • Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the article by Christophe McGlade and Paul Ekins entitled The geographical distribution of fossil fuels...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to tackle the trade (a) in the UK and (b) internationally in illegal medicines made from...

      Milk: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Northern Ireland Executive on...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations she has received on the implementation of the basic farm payment scheme; and if she will make a...

      Marine Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the ability of (a) decapod crustaceans and (b) cephalopods to experience pain.

      Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support bees and pollinators.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure the provision of adequate flood protections.

      Food: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many UK food and drink products have protected status under European law.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish without redaction the Shale Gas: Rural Economy Impacts report, published by her Department with...

  • Home Office

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to protect the well-being of animals once they have outlived their use in laboratories.

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 25 February 2014, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA239, how many...

      Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of the illegal wildlife trade on UK national security.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what courses her Department offers for training on FGM for regulated professions; and how many people attended those courses in each English...

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been allocated to her Department's inquiry into child sexual abuse for (a) 2014-15 and (b) all future years for which...

      Gangmasters Licensing Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the terms of reference are of the work the University of Derby is conducting for her Department to assess the need for extension of the...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many victims of human trafficking had been previously identified as having been trafficked into the UK in each year since 2011.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to establish the EU forum on vulnerable workers proposed in her Department's Modern Slavery Strategy launched in...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2015 to Question 219531, what recommendations have been made by the policy review undertaken by the...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance she has issued to police forces on how they record digital, cyber and online crime.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training police and crime commissioners and their staff receive on the circumstances of, and responses to, digital and online crime.

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken to forensically examine a mobile telephone is from the point of seizure by the police in England and Wales in...

      Ministry of Defence Police: Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on when the Independent Police and Complaints Commission plans to publish the results of its...

  • HM Treasury

    • Business: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of tax relief to businesses since 2010.

    • Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many calls to HM Revenue and Customs helplines from numbers in (a) England and (b) the Bedford 01234 area were answered in (i) less than two minutes,...

      Revenue and Customs: Rhyl

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the savings to his Department arising from the closure of HM Revenue and Customs facilities in Rhyl.

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of personal allowance increases on those in work.

      Rangers Football Club

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2014 to Question 205620, how his Department calculated the cost of providing the information requested.

      Unpaid Taxes

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria HM Revenue and Customs uses to assess the prudence of settling a tax case when costs of pursuing a case are compared to the settlement offer.

      Coastal Erosion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide additional resources to the devolved administrations to tackle coastal erosion.

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2014 to Question 215879, what plans he has to publish the futures analysis on the potential impact of the introduction...

      Interest Rate Swap Transactions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of claims for interest rate swap mis-selling have reached the redress offer and acceptance stage; and what proportion these...

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of reducing (a) Band A and (b) Band B air passenger duty by 50 per cent, excluding Scotland, from 1...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many recruitment and employment agencies his Department has used to source staff in each year since 2010-11.

    • Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many staff in his Department were recruited through employment or recruitment agencies in each year since 2010-11.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if the Government will make it its policy to include families with children as a vulnerable group in the Social and Environment...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many families with children in (a) North Devon constituency and (b) the UK are in debt to their energy companies.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cervical Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in (a) the borough of Barnsley and (b) the UK in (i) 2013 and (ii) 2014.

    • Young People: Hendon

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of young people aged 16 to 18 years old living in Hendon constituency had a working or educational status classified as...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many people have been informed that their application for inclusion on the voting register was not valid because their national insurance number was not...

  • Department of Health

    • NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on (a) all drugs, (b) cancer drugs and (c) drugs funded through the Cancer Drug Fund in each of the last five years for which...

    • Low Alcohol Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the sale of more low-alcohol drinks in pubs.

      NHS: Circle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy that Circle not be selected as preferred partner for the running of NHS trusts or facilities.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what scope the joint committees of NHS England and clinical commissioning groups will have to deviate from national service specifications for...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS England will remain the sole budget-holder and accountable commissioner for all specialised services in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c)...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the scoring tool used by NHS England in the review process for treatments on the Cancer Drugs Fund was developed; what scientific evidence was used...

      Nurses: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) district nurses, (b) health visitors, (c) community psychiatric nurses, (d) community matrons and (e) community learning disability nurses...

      Health Professions: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) nurses, (b) doctors, (c) surgeons and (d) midwives have been employed at (i) Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and (ii)...

      Health Professions: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many training posts for (a) nurses, (b) doctors, (c) surgeons and (d) midwives have been commissioned at (i) Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation...

      Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department provides incentives to individual hospital trusts and clinicians to participate in (a) clinical trials in general and (b) clinical...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2015 to Questions HL4063 and HL4228, how the Expert Panel convened by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology...

      Cancer: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on awareness campaigns for children's cancer since May 2010.

      Amenity Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many amenity beds there were in the NHS in each year from 2009-10 to the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Neuromuscular Disorders: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the results of his Department's audit of specialised neuromuscular services in the North East.

      Royal London Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel is meeting the four-hour A&E waiting times target.

      NHS: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2015 to Question 221099, and with reference to his speech to the King's Fund on 13 November 2014 in which he cited...

      Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans to report on progress on the National Service Framework for long-term conditions; and if he will make a statement.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Cancer Drugs Fund list will next be updated.

      Spirits: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has plans to introduce plain packaging for spirits; and if he will make a statement.

      Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the devolved administrations about possible additional measures to respond to an outbreak of...

      Health Services: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with his Northern Irish counterpart about the exchange of best practice on the use of technology within the NHS.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on studies which have been carried out on the efficacy of the drug pemetrexed; if his Department will again make...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • European Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is appropriate for a European Commissioner to comment on the behaviour of a political party in the European Parliament.

    • PKK

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will open channels of communication with the Kurdistan Workers' Party in the light of its engagement against ISIS and efforts to reach agreement...

      Russia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Russia's commitment to international law and conventions.

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of bilateral aid from the Department for International Development in the last three financial years has been channelled through...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to incentivise high-performing graduates to take up teacher training.

    • Primary Education: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what special measures are in place to encourage more males to train as primary school teachers.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Freud on 22 July 2013 (WS 152) that the Department for Work and Pensions had engaged PricewaterhouseCoopers to...

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people receiving Personal Independence Payment have undergone an intervention to review their entitlement.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure long-term support and funding for flood prevention schemes.

    • Rights of Way

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the percentage change in spending on rights of way and countryside access by each local highway authority between 2010–11 and 2014–15.

      Trees: Urban Areas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which department is responsible for the planting and care of trees in the urban environment.

      Bees: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they are permitting the importation of bumble-bees from overseas which could carry disease.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Public Sector: Property

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have a policy position on the disposal of property assets by local authorities, fire authorities and combined authorities.

  • HM Treasury

    • National Savings Bonds: Pensioners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to enable Pensioner Bonds to be taken out by an eligible pensioner in the name of a grandchild.

    • Business: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are proposing in relation to banks that have missold business loans to customers.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Tourism: Wind Power

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the Navitus Bay wind park scheme does not adversely affect the tourism industry in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle...

    • Holiday Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to support the holiday rental market, in the light of the report published by the London School of Economics in November 2014 The...

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