Written answers

Monday, 2 February 2015

  • HM Treasury

    • Public Appointments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions his Department has made appointments by exception since 2010; and who was appointed for each such post.

    • Equality

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many equality impact assessments his Department completed in each year since 2006.

      Self-employed: Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the tax yield was from IR35 legislation in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) England, (d) Wales and (e) Northern Ireland in each of the last five years for...

      Fiscal Policy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress he has made on his fiscal consolidation plans.

      Slavery

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Action Plan on Modern Slavery, to be prepared by HM Revenue and Customs' new Modern Slavery Strategic Lead, will be published.

      EU Institutions: Audit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on measures to reduce error in the accounts of the EU to a point at which they will not be...

      Oil: Prices

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of falling oil prices on the ability of businesses to pay salary increases.

      National Savings Bonds: Pensioners

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria he used to determine eligibility for the Pensioner Bonds scheme; and for what reason the qualifying age was set at 65 years.

      Financial Ombudsman Service

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the rate of staff turnover was at the Financial Ombudsman Service in the years (a) 2000, (b) 2009, (c) 2010, (d) 2011, (e) 2012, (f) 2013 and (g) 2014.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Chapter 2.147 of the Autumn Statement 2014 (a) who is handling the review on umbrella companies, (b) who is being consulted and (c) what...

      Construction: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to stop agencies using umbrella companies to manage the payroll function of companies within the construction industry.

      Overseas Residence: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much (a) has been and (b) is expected to be raised by the annual charge for non-domiciled individuals who elect to pay tax on the remittance basis and...

      National Savings Bonds: Pensioners

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria were used to determine eligibilty for the 65-plus Guaranteed Growth Bonds; and for what reason the qualifying age was set at 65 years.

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Electoral Register: Young People

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many 17-year-old attainers were registered in December (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 in...

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what guidance the Electoral Commission provides to local authority electoral...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what estimate the Electoral Commission has made of the number of local authorities...

      Electoral Register: Young People

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many young people were included on the electoral register in December (a) 2013...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what advice is offered to people on how to find their national insurance number or...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Telecommunications: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2014 to Question 207976, whether his Department's review of its provision of alternative formats for...

    • Funerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2015 to Question 219706, what criteria he has used to (a) specify the costs which are necessary for a...

      Funerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people who are unable to afford a simple, respectful low-cost funeral due to the declining value in...

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the letter sent to people when they receive their national insurance number.

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he plans to take in the next three months to advertise how people can (a) get a national insurance number if they do not have one...

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether people are informed when they are sent their national insurance number that they will need it in order to register to vote.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many explosions of manhole covers there have been since 2000; in how many such cases people were injured; how many explosions have...

      Employment Agencies

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

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding has been allocated to universal credit since June 2010.

      Social Rented Housing: Landlords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent progress his Department has made in sharing data with registered social landlords.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have completed the Work Programme to date; and how many of those participants in the Work Programme in (a) Airdrie and Shotts...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) England and (d) Wales were referred to the Work Programme and went on to get a job lasting...

      Disability Living Allowance: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress he has made on ensuring his Department processes applications for disability living allowance from young people with diabetes...

      Unemployment Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the level of expenditure on unemployment-related benefits to people aged (a) 18 to 24 and (b) 24 to 29 in (i) the...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many outcome payments have been made to contractors involved in the Work Programme in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) England and (d) Wales...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been spent on Work Programme job outcome fees on (a) Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Income Related (IR), Work Related...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been spent on Work Programme attachment fees on (a) Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Income Related (IR), Work Related...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people (a) were eligible for and (b) participated in the Work Programme in (i) Airdrie and Shotts constituency, (ii) North...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much benefit expenditure was withdrawn through sanctions in each month since May 2010; how many claimants have had benefits withdrawn...

      Employment Schemes: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the oral Answer of 26 January 2015, Official Report, column 547, on mental health (employment opportunities), what each innovative...

      Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people who qualify for attendance allowance are made aware of the scheme and of their...

      Job Creation: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the oral Answer of 26 January 2015, Official Report, column 550, on job creation (Yorkshire), what the evidential basis is for the...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has a target clearance time for a disability living allowance mandatory reconsideration.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what adjustments his Department has made to the number of people reassessed for personal independence payment to reflect the current backlog...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have undergone a reassessment for personal independence payment before the end of their award period.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost was of reassessing people with progressive conditions for (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment and support...

      Whooping Cough: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pertussis vaccine damage claims were made in each year since 2003; and how many were successful in each year.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in how many Jobcentres is a mental health champion employed; and how many mental health champions Jobcentre Plus employs in total.

      Poverty: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Bethnal Green and Bow constituency and (b) London have been classified as living in absolute poverty in each of the...

      Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the median income in (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) London and (c) the UK in each of the last five years.

  • Home Office

    • Forced Labour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training regional organised crime units have received on enforcement of labour standards as a means of preventing human trafficking for...

    • Gangmasters Licensing Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 4.31 of the Modern Slavery Strategy, published in December 2014, what the role the Gangmasters Licensing...

      Gangmasters Licensing Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the need to extend the remit of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority to the (a) cleaning, (b)...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the UK Human Trafficking Centre report, A strategic assessment on the nature and scale of human trafficking in 2012,...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the National Referral Mechanism Review, published in November 2014, if she will publish the terms of reference of the...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the terms of reference of her Department's evaluation of the effectiveness of its campaign to raise awareness of modern...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2014 to Question 216344, when the findings of her Department's evaluation of the effectiveness of its...

      Cephalopods

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the protection of cephalopods under the provisions of Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions her Department has had with the British Shooting Sports Council and the British Association for Shooting and...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that medical records flag up people who hold shotgun and firearms certificates and that...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in what proportion of complaints of crime reported to the police there was a digital or cyber element in each of the last three years.

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department plans to pay (a) Ben Emmerson QC, (b) other legal representatives and (c) panel members for their work on the Child...

      Offences against Children and Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the budget will be for the consultation on mandatory reporting of abuse of children and vulnerable adults.

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisations tackling violence against women and girls receive central government funding for a telephone helpline; and when the...

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when each organisation tackling violence against women and girls receiving central government funding for a telephone helpline will be told...

      Asylum: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on asylum seekers in Scotland of the recent changes to rules which provide that evidence related...

      Asylum: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received about the rule change which means that asylum seekers must submit claims in Liverpool.

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to ban the sale of spyware to individuals across the internet.

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department provides to police in England and Wales on investigation of a complaint that spyware is being used against an...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which trustees or directors of organisations subject to suspicious activity reports who have subsequently become trustees or directors of...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of spyware downloads by residents of Engand and Wales in each of the last five years.

      Homophobia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to protect LGBT people from homophobic attacks.

      Offences against Children and Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the contribution of Lord Bates of 28 October 2014, Official Report, column 1083 House of Lords, what the reasons are for...

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in her Department have been employed through employment or recruitment agencies in each year since 2010-11.

      Offences against Children and Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how she plans to incorporate the views of hon. Members and key stakeholders into the terms of reference of her Department's consultation on...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what further steps she is taking to protect UK citizens from telephone scammers.

      Police: Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many traffic police officers were employed in each police force area in each of the last five years.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Employment Agencies

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

    • Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to her contribution of 27 January 2015, Official Report, column 746, on Second Reading of the Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland)...

  • Department of Health

    • NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people living in (a) York, (b) Yorkshire and Humber and (c) England sought advice from NHS Direct in each of its last five years of operation.

    • Mental Health Services: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made by NHS property services, the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group and the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation...

      NHS Walk-in Centres: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when and for what reason the NHS walk-in centre in Monkgate, York has closed; and how many people used that centre in its last year of operation.

      Cancer: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of patients with each type of cancer began first treatment within 62 days of a GP referral at (a) Sherwood Forest Hospitals...

      Hospitals: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of people at (a) Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and (b) Nottingham University Hospitals waited more than 18...

      Cancer: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of patients at (a) Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and (b) Nottingham University Hospitals were seen by a...

      Health Professions: Nottinghamshire

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

      Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research has been undertaken by his Department into the effect that an individual's knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation has on their (a)...

      Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the instructions provided with automated external defibrillators; and what assessment he has...

      Social Services: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in Ashfield constituency have received social care in each of the last 10 years.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on cancer patients of the delisting of treatments from the Cancer Drugs Fund; and if he will make a statement.

      Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve early diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

      Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which organisations (a) were invited to and (b) attended roundtable discussions with him regarding conversion therapy in early March or late April 2014.

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will clarify the steps taken to ensure that private healthcare providers performing NHS contracts hold sufficient indemnity cover to meet all...

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will require contracts between NHS hospitals and private surgery providers to include a clause preventing the NHS from being sued for libel if it...

      Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which voluntary registers have applied for accreditation as accredited voluntary registers with the Professional Standards Authority (PSA); and which...

      Employment Agencies

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

      Hospitals: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of levels of hand hygiene compliance in hospital Trusts.

      Muscular Dystrophy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Government plans to commission Translarna during NHS England's public consultations on its principles and approach to decision making on drug...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Expert Panel became aware of the 2003 study by John Zhang et al reported in Fertility and...

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial and ethical stringency tests his Department applies to (a) private healthcare providers bidding for NHS contracts and (b) the parent...

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will introduce conditions for outsourced NHS work by the private healthcare providers to waive any right to commercial confidentiality and abide by...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many discharge episodes there have been with a (a) primary and (b) secondary diagnosis of coronary heart disease in (i) each clinical commissioning...

      Whittington Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the performance of the Ambulatory Care Centre at the Whittington Hosital since it opened in 2012.

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to incentivise NHS trusts to reduce levels of healthcare-associated infections.

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an estimate of the (a) average and (b) total cost to the NHS of healthcare-associated infections.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with Public Health England on targeted campaigns in regions where HPV vaccination rates have fallen below the national...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with (a) NICE and (b) the Care Quality Commission about healthcare-associated infections in the last 12 months; and what...

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9 December 2014 to Question 216805, whether he plans to make representations to the German government over compensation for...

      NHS: Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance the Government provides to hospitals on how to mitigate the risk of (a) incidents where costs might exceed the £1 million NHS...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will launch a public campaign to stem the rise in the number of people with Type 2 diabetes.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of how many diabetes sufferers are not getting the recommended number of annual checks in (a) Lancashire and (b) England.

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department last reviewed the effectiveness of public health measures designed to increase the uptake of exercise in adults and children in the UK.

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to reduce influenza infections in the NHS.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will re-introduce the NHS Diabetes dedicated improvement service.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what revised estimate he has made of the total Cancer Drugs Fund spend for 2015-16, following the re-evaluation of the Cancer Drugs Fund list in December...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the cost measured by (a) GP appointments and time and (b) cost of product of issuing prescriptions to people who receive help with...

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the work of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation concerning the meningitis B vaccine as an NHS treatment;...

      NHS Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which parliamentary constituencies are (a) completely and (b) partly within the (i) Community Health Trust and (ii) Mental Health Trust coverage area.

      Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of practising doctors in the UK in each year since May 2010.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase his Department's investment in cancer services; whether NHS England plans to provide increased funding to clinical...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people aged 18 and under waited more than (a) one month, (b) two months, (c) three months, (d) six months and (e) one year for mental health...

      Prisoners: Methadone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prisoners are on methadone programmes; and how many such prisoners have been on methadone programmes for more than (a) one month, (b) two...

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how his Department plans to measure the effect of the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme on access to medicines.

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will conduct a study to determine the effect on access to medicines of the additional allocations made to NHS England as a result of...

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the value of rebate payments from the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme was to (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in each quarter...

      Hospital Beds: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2015 to Question 221512, what the delayed discharges referred to in the Answer by local authority area are.

      General Practitioners: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many practices in (a) Halton and (b) England had vacancies for GPs on 1 January 2015.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Travel

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

    • Employment Agencies

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

      Land: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much and what proportion of land was registered in Wales in each year since 1985.

      Land: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the ownership of unregistered land in Wales.

      Oil: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect that the present low price of oil is having on the preservation and development of the...

      Engineering: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the announcement of 12 June 2014 on the £30 million fund to secure the supply of engineers and boost the...

      Employment Agencies

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

      Business: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many companies have received financial support to date under the Direct Lending scheme; and on what dates such support was...

      Exports: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many companies have received financial support to date under the Passport to Export scheme in each month of the present...

      Exports: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many companies have been accepted to receive support under the Gateway to Global Growth scheme in each of the last 12 months.

      Local Government: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will conduct an evaluation of the progress of City Deals in (a) England and (b) Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Employment Schemes: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress his Department has made with pilot projects to assist people with mental health conditions return to work.

      Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his Department's communications budget has been for each financial year from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many allegations of (a) rape, (b) sexual assault and (c) domestic violence were made to the (i) Royal Military Police, (ii) Royal Naval Police and...

    • Armed Forces: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many allegations of child abuse there have been in the armed forces in each year since 2010.

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) value and (b) start and finish date is of each contract for foreign military sales procured by UK defence staff based in the US in each...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 January 2015 to Question 220804, on military aircraft, if he will place a copy of the Defence Science and Technology...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the year-on-year future spending on the development phase of the replacement for Trident.

      Armed Forces: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2015 to Question 221805, what estimate he has made of the number of service personnel who have suffered mental...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Statement of 21 October 2014, Official Report, column 63WS, on the Middle East, how many UK Reaper aircraft are conducting...

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2015, to Question 220027, if he will place in the Library a copy of the terms of reference agreed at the meeting of...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2015 to Question 220792, whether any personnel from Squadron 39 are currently embedded with US forces.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2015 to Question 220793, for how long his Department intends to store Reapers in the UK.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2015 to Question 220792, whether his Department has identified any defect in the Reapers returned to the UK.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 4.2 of the report of the Prime Minister's Task Force on Tackling Radicalisation and Extremism,...

    • Employment Agencies

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

      Devolution: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2015 to Question 221428, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the...

      Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2015 to Question 219487, what criteria his Department has used to cease funding...

      British Muslim Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funds his Department has allocated to the British Muslim Initiative in each of the last 10 years.

      Middle East Eye

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funds his Department has allocated to Middle East Eye in each of the last 10 years.

      Cordoba Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funds his Department has allocated to the Cordoba Foundation in each of the last 10 years.

      Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of refuges for women victims of domestic violence that have closed in each year since...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department last published data about the extent of deprivation in different parts of the UK.

      Mayors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2015 to Question 221426, what mechanisms will be put in place to enable the public to hold...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on ensuring that applications for planning consent make clear who the...

      Mayors: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what arrangements he plans to put in place to allow the public to hold the appointed eleventh leader of the Greater Manchester...

      Social Rented Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of introduction of Florrie's law on total cumulative costs charged to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to reply to the letter dated 22 October 2014 from the right hon. Member for Berwick upon Tweed about planning...

      Rabbits: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have approved planning applications for rabbit farms in each of the last five years for which data...

      Mayors: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2015 to Question 221428, whether the people of Greater Manchester will have a say in...

      Mayors: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2015 to Question 221428, whether the preliminary equality screening has begun and when the...

      Economic Growth: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support economic growth in coastal communities.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether it is a requirement that an environmental impact assessment be prepared for all hydraulic fracturing developments.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he has the power to overturn a decision on an application for hydraulic fracturing in (a) national parks, (b) the...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what grounds current planning guidance provides for not refusing an application for hydraulic fracturing in (a) national parks,...

      Affordable Housing: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent comparative assessment his Department has made of the supply of and demand for affordable housing in (a) Bristol...

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the use of neighbourhood plans to ensure development is in accordance with the wishes of local...

      Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken to support local shops and high streets.

      Local Government Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of real terms cumulative changes in local authority spending power on services in...

  • Scotland Office

    • Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, 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 Scotland, how many staff in his Department have been employed through employment or recruitment agencies in each year since 2010-11.

  • Department for Transport

    • Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the consequence for his policies of the decision in the Appeal Court in the case of Doug Paulley v First Bus Group.

    • Employment Agencies

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

      Reprography

      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 instance of reprographic expenditure totalling more than...

      First Great Western

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the terms of the rail franchise directly awarded to First Great Western in October 2014 retain the role of guard on all trains for the...

      First Great Western

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the food for the at-seat catering service provided under the rail franchise directly awarded to First Great Western in October 2014 will be...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funds will be made available for protection against terrorist attacks on High Speed 2.

      Cross Country Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the (a) negotiations and (b) consultation on the Cross Country franchise direct award to begin.

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that Gibraltar is not excluded from the EU air safety system.

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will hold discussions with the Civil Aviation Authority on requiring airlines operating in UK airspace to have wind shear detection and alert...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has paid to consultants in preparation for reletting the Northern Rail and TransPennine Express franchises; and what the name...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2015 to Question 219009, if he will specify the projects comprising the 850 committed route miles of electrified...

      Liverpool-Manchester Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2015 to Question 220242, on what date he plans for all Class 319 electric trains to start running on the...

      Liverpool-Manchester Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2015 to Question 220242, by what date he plans for all of the 14 Class 319 electric trains to be refurbished and...

      Liverpool-Manchester Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2015 to Question 220242, what discussions he has had with Network Rail about the time taken to complete...

      Liverpool-Manchester Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2015 to Question 220242, what discussions he has had with Northern Rail on the availability of fully trained...

      Pedestrian Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the criteria are by which he will assess whether the new Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions have improved safety, accessibility and...

      Manchester-Burnley Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects regular passenger services to start operating via the Todmorden Curve.

      Train Operating Companies: Corporation Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which franchised train operator has paid the highest level of corporation tax in the financial year 2014-15 to date.

      Train Operating Companies: Corporation Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which franchised train operator paid the highest amount of corporation tax in each financial year from 2009-10 to 2013-14.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on whether Rail North support proposals for the introduction of driver-only operating on the Northern Rail and...

      Severn River Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Wales Office regarding the Severn Bridge.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on job numbers of the introduction of driver-only operating on the Northern Rail and Transpennine Express...

      Railways: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to reach a decision on Network Rail's application for a Transport and Works Act Order in connection with the Ordsall Chord...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will (a) carry out and (b) publish an equality impact assessment of the introduction of driver-only operation on the Transpennine Express and...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on passenger safety of the introduction of driver-only operation on the Transpennine Express and Northern...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons the Kurdistan regional government did not participate in the London conference of the International Coalition...

    • Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his overseas counterparts on the multilateral disarmament of nuclear weapons.

      Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken towards its aim of achieving nuclear disarmament.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterparts on the closure of the Rafah crossing.

      Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the terror threat to Jewish targets in Europe.

      Employment Agencies

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

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism on the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to support the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism.

      Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to secure the release of Raif Badawi.

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department plans to continue funding for the next round of the UK Overseas Territories Environment and Climate Fund...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Lebanese counterpart following the terror attacks by the al-Nusra Front in Tripoli.

      Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart regarding the reported relocation of Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal to...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the recent call by the Chief of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran for increased uranium...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the government of Burma has taken steps to implement the declaration to end sexual violence which it signed in June 2014.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Egyptian government about the case of Karim Ashraf Mohamed al-Banna.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of possible Iranian reactions to increased sanctions; and if he will make a statement.

      British Nationals Abroad: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what advice his Department provides to UK citizens employed in academic institutions internationally on (a) countries in which...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on allegations that rape is being used as a tool by the police in Egypt to suppress activists; and...

      Laos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Laos about (a) the case of Pastor Sompong Supatto and (b) freedom of religion.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise at the UN the issue of a co-ordinated response to the threat of Boko Haram in North Eastern Nigeria.

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what arrangements she is planning for the publication of indicators relating to her Department's strategic framework for economic...

    • Developing Countries: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that UK aid programmes protect the resilience of small-scale farmers.

      Overseas Aid

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

      Developing Countries: Family Planning

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

      Sierra Leone

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

      Brazil

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

      India

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

      China

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

      Africa: Overseas Aid

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

      Employment Agencies

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

      World Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that the World Bank's environmental and social safeguard policies take account of the rights and...

      West Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many applications for funding more than £5 million she has received for approval for projects in (a) total, (b) Sierra Leone,...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her Department's strategic framework for economic development, published in January 2014, what proportion of the...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the feasibility of teaching water safety education in schools as a distinct topic from the national curriculum...

    • Employment Agencies

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

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason she did not publish the applications forms for the Kings Science Academy, Bradford and the Beccles Free School, Suffolk along with the...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2015 to Question 220174, what information her Department holds on children born outside the UK reported to be in...

      Children in Care: Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2015 to Question 219299, if she will collect information on the number of children in residential care addicted to...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the increase in the schools budget from £35 billion to £39 billion announced in the Spending Review 2010 included Early Years...

      Children in Care: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2015 to Question 219299, what steps her Department takes when young people living in residential care with...

      New Schools Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total value is of the contract awarded by her Department to the New Schools Network.

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the average unit cost of a designated Sure Start Children's Centre.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Bishops

      To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions the Commissioners have had with Church of England bishops on the laying on of hands during the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Employment Agencies

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

    • Floods: Norfolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what further investment in Norfolk's flood and sea defences she plans to make; and if she will make a statement.

      Game: Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will ban the use of battery cages to confine breeding pheasants and partridges used for sporting purposes.

      Milk: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to ensure that supermarkets (a) do not sell British milk below the cost of production and (b) include...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to enable the seizure of vehicles involved in fly tipping and illegal dumping.

      Environment Protection: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many project applications have been submitted to the UK Overseas Territories Environment and Climate Fund (Darwin Plus)...

      Agriculture: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will meet the National Farmers' Union and the Health and Safety Executive to discuss possible measures to reduce the...

      Non-native Species: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assistance her Department offers the UK Overseas Territories to identify and tackle the threat that invasive...

      Environment Protection: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to continue funding for the next round of the UK Overseas Territories Environment and Climate...

      Environment Protection: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the role that the UK Overseas Territories Environment and Climate Fund (Darwin...

      Milk: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to improve the labelling of milk products so that it is easier to identify their country of origin.

      Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's communications budget was in each year from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

      Game: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for East Londonderry of 4 December 2014 to Question 217167, if she plans to...

      Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's advertising budget was in each financial year from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

      Food: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has made to the European Commission on publication of its communication on Building a Sustainable...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Restoration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether the final recipient of Restoration Lump Sum was (a) private companies or (b) the public purse.

    • Oil: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he will take to ensure that, in relation to home heating and travel, consumers will benefit directly from the recent fall...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what plans he has to make provision for alternate means of electricity generation (a) to replace ageing nuclear power stations and (b)...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Written Statement of 13 January 2015, HC WS183, on Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, if he will publish on his...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer of 24 February 2014, Official Report, columns 141-2W, on Sellafield, what the evidential basis was for...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that families with children are treated as a vulnerable group by energy companies.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he is taking to support families with children who fall behind on payments to energy companies.

      Oil: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions he has had with the Oil and Gas Authority regarding the (a) regulatory and (b) industry response to the slump in...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent steps he has taken to protect (a) employment levels, (b) infrastructure integrity and (c) production capacity in the...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what information his Department holds on the number of families with children in (a) North West Durham constituency and (b) the UK who...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will amend the Social and Environment Statutory Guidance to the Gas and Electric Market Authority to include families with...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent discussions he has had with (a) trades unions and (b) Oil and Gas UK on employment levels in the offshore energy sector.

      Coal Gasification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will make an estimate of potential tax revenues from the development and operation of the deep offshore underground coal...

      Coal Gasification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to simplify regulations applying to deep offshore Underground Coal Gasification projects.

      Coal Gasification: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on (a) deep offshore Underground Coal Gasification and (b) developing...

      Coal Gasification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when his Department's Working Group on Underground Coal Gasification last met; and what the conclusions were of that meeting.

      Coal Gasification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when he last met the Coal Authority to discuss the potential development of a deep Underground Coal Gasification sector in the UK.

      Coal Gasification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will update his Department's estimates of the UK coal resource which could be suitable for deep underground coal gasification...

      Offshore Industry: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the slowdown of activity in the North Sea in recent months on (a) seafarer and (b)...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what information his Department holds on how many families with children in Poplar and Limehouse constituency are in debt to their...

      Fuel Poverty

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

      Fuel Poverty: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps the Government is taking to prioritise support for families with children when they fall behind on their energy bills in...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether the payments made under the non-domestic renewable heat incentive scheme have been at the projected lower levels during the...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many inspectors are employed by OFGEM to ensure compliance with the non-domestic renewable heat incentive; for how many such...

  • Attorney General

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Attorney General, what guidance has been issued by the Crown Prosecution Service on prosecuting digital and online crime.

    • Employment Agencies

      To ask the Attorney General, how many recruitment and employment agencies the Law Officers' Departments have used to source staff in each year since 2010-11.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions for summary offences were discontinued as a consequence of delay in obtaining data from (a) social media companies and (b) the forensic...

  • Wales Office

    • Employment Agencies

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

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to implement the European Directive 2012/29/EU on victims of crime; and what assessment he has made of the implications of that Directive...

    • Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of existing civil torts in enabling victims of human trafficking to claim damages from their traffickers.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases of (a) trafficking for sexual exploitation, (b) trafficking for other exploitation and (c) forced labour, slavery and servitude (i) were...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to paragraph 6.3.11 of the National Referral Mechanism Review published in November 2014, if he will review the provision of legal aid to...

      Bill of Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will implement a victim's bill of rights.

      Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will give transcripts of trials to the families of murder victims.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support services are available for victims of digital and online crime.

      Parc Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether G4S has replaced the credit union operating at Parc Prison with an in-house saving scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will direct the National Offender Management Service to ban cigarette smoking on the prison estate.

      Prisons: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason the National Offender Management Service suspended the pilot scheme to ban cigarette smoking on the prison estate.

      Prisons: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions his Department has had with the Prison Officers Association on the proposal to ban cigarette smoking on the prison estate.

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers took sick leave in each prison in England and Wales in each month in 2014.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on access to legal aid in family courts of the evidence given on 1 December 2011 to the...

      Prisons: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to resume the pilot arrangements for banning cigarette smoking on the prison estate.

      Prisoners: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children born to women serving a custodial sentence were taken into care in the most recent five years for which figures are available.

      Former Members of the Armed Forces and the Criminal Justice System Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost was of the Phillips Review on veterans and the criminal justice system.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost has been to the public purse of independent policy advisers across all government departments since May 2010.

    • Employment Agencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many recruitment and employment agencies his Department has used to source staff in each year since 2010-11.

      Electoral Register: Coventry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people were on the electoral roll in each parliamentary constituency in Coventry on (a) 17 February and (b) 1 December 2014.

      Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many reports of the use of spyware against individuals have been made to the police in England and Wales in each of the last five years.

      Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2014 to the hon. Member for Mid Sussex to Question 218376, when he plans to publish the curriculum and reading list.

      Communication

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his Department's communications budget has been for each financial year from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

      Young People: Greater London

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2015 to Question 221825, what estimate his Department has made of the number and proportion of people aged 16 to...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the rate of youth unemployment as a proportion of the overall rate of unemployment was in each of the last 10 years.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average proportion of working age people unemployed for longer than (a) 12 months and (b) two years was in each of the last 10 years.

      Electoral Register: Warrington

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many registered voters there were in each parliamentary constituency in Warrington on (a) 17 February and (b) December 2014; and what proportion of...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many young people aged between 18 and 24 have been unemployed for longer than (a) 6 months, (b) 12 months and (c) 2 years in (i) Tower Hamlets,...

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to regulate social media providers.

    • Aerials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what targets he has set for mobile telephone coverage improvements through the MIP local telephone mast project; and when he expects...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2015 to Question 220723, whether that advertising campaign was funded from the BBC topslice.

      National Gallery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the cost has been of hiring externally contracted staff at the National Gallery during the last 12 months.

      National Gallery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations he has received about plans to hire externally contracted staff at the National Gallery.

      National Gallery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has been informed by the National Gallery of any proposals to vary the level of the Gallery's services to the...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Employment Agencies

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, how many recruitment and employment agencies the House of Commons Commission has...

  • Department for Transport

    • Vivarail

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had discussions with Vivarail on that company’s proposals for refurbishment of D78-Stock from the London Underground; if so when they...

    • Railways: Powers of Entry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to facilitate any rail infrastructure manager to enter land adjacent to their railway under the terms of section 14 of Railway Regulation...

      Network Rail

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the amount of waste material on Network Rail property that is unlikely to be used within the next three months, broken down...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Liverpool

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to extend the proposed HS2 railway to Liverpool to alleviate the possible increase in traffic caused by the post-Panamax facilities at...

      Railways: Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of rising train fares on university and college students.

      Railways: Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed with Southern Railway an extension of the Unizone area in which students benefit from reduced fares to the University of...

      Channel Tunnel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who are the members of the Channel Tunnel Intergovernmental Commission and Safety Authority; and why their names are not published on the Commission’s...

      Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 16 October (HL2006), now that the European Commission has concluded its procedures, when they expect to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Bosnia and Herzegovina

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the quality of justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina and of measures to address any shortcomings.

    • Bosnia and Herzegovina

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they, the European Union, and others are taking to reduce the level of unemployment in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in particular for young people.

      Bosnia and Herzegovina

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they favour consulting the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina with a view to improving and simplifying the existing constitutional arrangements.

      Bosnia and Herzegovina

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to suggest any improvements to the ways in which the European Union mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina has operated; and if so, what...

      Overseas Students: Scholarships

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 8 January (WS 69) in relation to their overseas scholarship schemes, whether they...

      South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report and recommendations of the All Party Group for Sudan and South Sudan, launched on 21 January, "Bridging the...

      Sudan and South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of (1) violence in Sudan and South Sudan over the past three months, (2) reports of aerial bombardment of civilian populations, (3)...

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report of the assassination of a number of professors from the University of Mosul because of their opposition to Daash.

      India

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of India about the reported killings in 2014 of Christians and reported assaults on priests, pastors...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the reported recent practice of Israeli fighter jets performing mock air raids...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the reported practice of "double tap" bombing in Gaza.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they plan to offer to the United Nations Deputy Special Co-ordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, James Rawley, who has called on the...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 22 January (HL4072), what are the consequences for the United Kingdom, as a signatory to the...

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what incentives and sanctions they plan to offer to the internal parties and groups in Libya to persuade them to enter into dialogue with each other.

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with external states with a view to limiting interventions in Libya and favouring comprehensive internal negotiation, in line...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the reported death of a four month old infant from exposure in Gaza, what action they are taking to ensure that reconstruction is allowed to...

    • Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have been held with their allies concerning the evacuation of young children, babies and mothers from Gaza until adequate shelter, medicine...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the likely mortality rate in Gaza over the winter months from lack of shelter, food, medicine and electricity; and whether...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they and international organisations have made to the government of Turkey about access for medical and relief supplies from Turkey to...

      Developing Countries: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that children in the developing world are neither marginalised nor denied their right to education.

  • Ministry of Justice

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Japan Tobacco: Ballymena

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support an application to the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund in respect of job losses in Northern Ireland following the decision of...

  • Home Office

    • Prostitution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 17 December 2014 (HL3283), whether they will now state what consideration they have given to introducing or...

    • Parliament: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to ensure that any attempt by the United States authorities to access United Kingdom parliamentary data held on Microsoft...

      Licensing Laws

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to repeal the law that permits 24-hour drinking in England.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the potential impact of minimum unit pricing of 50 pence per unit of alcohol on the cost of living indices.

      Freedom of Expression

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria must be applied when classifying acts as hate speech or incitement to hatred and violence; and whether they have any plans to redefine those...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what benefits they consider that the repeal of section 148 of the Licensing Act 2003 will have for children under 16.

      CCTV

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they plan to take to maximise the efficiency of closed-circuit television and to ensure public safety.

  • HM Treasury

    • Vat

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the increase in VAT has yielded in each year since 2011.

    • Orchestras: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the tax breaks to orchestras will be implemented; and what value they estimate the tax breaks will represent to orchestras.

      EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom has to pay an additional £1.7 billion contribution to the European Union Budget; and whether any such payment has been...

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Sports: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what additional steps they are taking to encourage women to participate in sport and exercise following the launch of the "This Girl Can" campaign by Sport...

  • Department of Health

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which department is responsible for regulating clinical trials that involve gametes or embryos; and how many clinical trials they have authorised to date.

    • Health Services: Lancashire

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration is being given to the reorganisation of specialist healthcare services in Lancashire and which services are being considered for...

      Gastrointestinal Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the drug regorafenib will no longer be available for the third line of treatment for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumours as a result of the...

      Gastrointestinal Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what alternatives will be available for the third line of treatment for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumours as a result of the review of...

      Gastrointestinal Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence there is that regorafenib is not effective for the third line of treatment for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumours.

      Gastrointestinal Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Cancer Drug Fund has withdrawn regorafenib as the third line of treatment for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumours in cases where it is the...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why some drugs which have not been appraised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) were made available through the Cancer Drugs...

      Gastrointestinal Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why gastrointestinal stromal tumours do not qualify for the Cancer Drugs Fund cost banding for rare indications given that the Cancer Drugs Fund panel...

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