Written answers

Monday, 9 February 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will issue a Direction to the Chief Executive of Network Rail to reply to the letter of 27 October 2014 from the hon. Member for Tonbridge and...

    • Roads: Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what procedure exists for notifying owners of pets that are killed on the strategic road network.

      Roads: Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether any changes are planned to the notification system for those pets killed on the strategic road network after the micro-chipping law comes into...

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that where Network Rail pays compensation to a train operating company, there is a duty on...

      Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2015 to Question 222065, what amount was spent on each of the 10 largest items of media and publicity expenditure...

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2015 to Question 222103, how many vehicles were clamped by the DVLA wheel-clamping service in 2013-14.

      Reprography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2015 to Question 222099, what the amount spent was on each instance of reprographic expenditure totalling more...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2015 to Question 221264, in respect of which projects or programmes were the sums for Ove Arup & Partners...

      Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2015 to Question 222103, what proportion of the costs relating to the Modernising Employment Contract Buyout and...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will have discussions with Network Rail on West Coast Mainline possession in the light of recent disruption on the Chiltern line.

      Driving Tests: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2015 to Question 222607, what savings have accrued to the public purse from closure of driving centres in...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department has provided for railway and station infrastructure projects in (a) Plymouth, (b) Devon, (c) Cornwall, (d) Torbay, (e)...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing Driver Only Operation on the Northern Rail and Transpennine Express Franchises.

      Roads: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of his Department's funding for the first road period of the Road Investment Strategy will fund staffing costs to design, manage and deliver...

      Railways: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of fully reopening the Henbury Loop rail line to passenger trains in Bristol.

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received on the decision of Shell UK Ltd to contract the Allseas Group vessel the Pieter Schelte to carry out...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measure are in place to regulate compliance with (a) Article III(a) and (b) other Articles of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 on...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2014 to Question 212483, if he will direct the Chief Executive of Network Rail to respond to the letter from the...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have taken up the Cycle to Work scheme in each year since that scheme's establishment.

  • Home Office

    • Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 4.2 of the report of the Prime Minister's Task Force on Tackling Radicalisation and Extremism, published in...

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fresh applications for asylum have been (a) made and (b) accepted, in each of the last five years.

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of Syrian refugees resettled by local authorities in the UK to date.

      Advertising

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

      Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's communications budget was in each financial year from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

      Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress operation Nexus has made on tackling offending by foreign nationals.

      Data Protection: Acquisition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timescale and process will be for her Department's response to its consultation on the codes of practice relating to the...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will launch an inquiry into the reasons for, and implications for her policies of, the recent increase in domestic violence cases in...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2015 to Question 221195, on radicalism, what proportion of referrals to Channel were for far right concerns.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of domestic violence were reported to the police in the last three years; and in how many of those cases there was a...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research her Department has (a) conducted and (b) commissioned into the incidence of coercive control in domestic violence complaints.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals have applied for an administrative review under paragraph 34M of Part 1 of the Immigration Rules since 20 October 2014.

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department has issued to schools, colleges and universities on their obligations to tackle extremism.

      Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether dogs which have been de-barked outside the UK are permitted to be kept for breeding, supply or use in procedures at scientific...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what financial and material support her Department provides to families who are removed from the UK via pre-departure accommodation.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to extend or renew the current service level agreement between her Department and the National Offender...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Government's strategy for ending female genital mutilation.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made on repairing desecrated headstones of British soldiers at Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya.

    • Conflict Pool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department allocated to the Conflict Pool in (a) 2014-15 and (b) each of the five previous financial years.

      Tony Blair

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any official visits from (a) Kazakhstan, (b) Azerbaijan, (c) Kuwait, (d) Abu Dhabi, (e) Albania and (f) Libya were...

      Tony Blair

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any officials of his Department have been seconded to work directly for Tony Blair on (a) the Quartet and (b) other...

      Tony Blair

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the cost of Tony Blair's work for the Quartet.

      Tony Blair

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has received from Tony Blair on (a) Kazakhstan, (b) Azerbaijan, (c) Kuwait, (d) Abu Dhabi,...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what offers were made to the government of Burma of expert help with the investigation of the rape and murder of two ethnic...

      Vietnam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will discuss with the government of Vietnam freedom of religious expression in that country.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Nigerian government on implementing the (a) recommendations made by the UK and...

      Jordan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will discuss with the Jordanian authorities the need for future responses by that country to ISIL to be seen...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the human rights implications of UK military assistance to the Nigerian government...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the annual cost of enforcing marine protected areas in (a) Pitcairn and (b) Ascension...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with Pew Charitable Trust about the potential use of Satellite Catapult to monitor...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 December 2014 to Question 218601, what progress has been made towards establishing marine...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • UK Export Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much UK Export Finance has spent on advertising in each year since 2010.

    • Property Searches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what secondary legislation would be required, in addition to the Infrastructure Bill, in order to extend centralisation of local...

      Exports: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many firms have received financial support under the Export Refinancing Scheme to date; and on what date each such instance...

      Free Trade: Asia-Pacific Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect on UK trade of plans to establish a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to page 15 of Growth is our Business: A Strategy for Professional and Business Services, published in July 2013,...

      Coal Gasification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the implementation of the recommendations on deep offshore...

      Overseas Trade: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the value was of UK (a) exports to and (b) imports from Ireland in each year from 1985 for which data is available.

      Japan Tobacco: Ballymena

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he and officials in his Department have had with relevant stakeholders in relation to the closure of the JTI...

      Citizens' Advice Bureaux

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations he has received from the management, staff and volunteers of Citizens Advice Bureaux on the effectiveness...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether any licences have been granted to UAV Engines Ltd since 1 January 2010 for the export of UAV engines or components to...

      Apprentices: Blyth Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprenticeships have been created under the Government Apprentice Scheme in Blyth Valley constituency in each month...

      Small Businesses: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department has taken that benefit micro enterprises in Glasgow South West constituency.

      Exports: Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for what reason the value of extant standard individual export licences to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories fell...

      Publications: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he plans to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind, visually...

      Water Companies: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions his Department has had with water companies on payment of the living wage in that sector.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he last met international students' representatives to discuss issues affecting international students in the UK.

      Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the Competition and Markets Authority is conducting an investigation into allegations of cartel behaviour by banks in...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect on the domestic offshore skills base of Shell UK Ltd's decision to award Allseas Group...

      Overseas Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his policy is on the establishment of a national financial protection scheme for international students studying in the UK.

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the employment protections for staff in the offshore oil and gas sector in the...

  • Department for International Development

    • Conflict Pool

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department allocated to the Conflict Pool in (a) 2014-15 and (b) each of the five previous financial years.

  • Department for Education

    • Arts: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what change there has been in the number of pupils sitting GCSEs in (a) applied arts and design, (b) art and design, (c) drama, (d) media, film and...

    • Children's Centres: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Sure Start centres and children's centres there were in (a) Leeds and (b) Leeds Central constituency on 1 January in each year since the...

      Nurseries: First Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to introduce compulsory paediatric first aid training for all nursery staff.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department issues to schools on ensuring that food provided at breakfast clubs and after school clubs is healthy and nutritious.

      Grammar Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2015 to Question 220222, and with reference to the Answer of 26 April 2011, Official Report, column 289, on...

      Grammar Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children (a) in receipt of free school meals, (b) with a statement of special educational needs, (c) from a BME community and (d)...

      Grammar Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children (a) in receipt of free school meals, (b) with a statement of special educational needs, (c) from a BME community and (d)...

      Grammar Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children (a) in receipt of free school meals, (b) with a statement of special educational needs, (c) from a BME community and (d)...

      Grammar Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children (a) in receipt of free school meals, (b) with a statement of special educational needs, (c) from a BME community and (d)...

      Transport: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect on local authorities of planned policies to extend the rules governing transport for children in full-time...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons the Schools Admissions Code precludes admissions authorities from taking into account how long a child has been on the waiting list...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many new (a) primary and (b) secondary school places have been created in each parliamentary constituency since 2010.

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much the advertising budget is for her Department's Your Future Their Future campaign; and how much her Department has spent on (a) television,...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much the advertising budget is for her Department's campaign to promote free childcare; and how much her Department has spent on (a) television,...

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much the advertising budget is for her Department's Get into Teaching campaign; and how much her Department has spent on (a) television, (b)...

      Science: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much the advertising budget is for her Department's Your Life campaign; and how much her Department has spent on (a) television, (b) newspaper,...

      Physical Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers held the status of specialist primary school physical education teacher in each of the last two years.

      Sandy Upper School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she or a Minister in her Department will pay a visit to Sandy Upper School, Bedfordshire.

      Ofsted

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will amend the information on the government website relating to complaints about Ofsted inspection reports to remove the reference to the fact...

      Class Sizes: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many classes in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Blackpool South constituency reported having class sizes in excess of 30 pupils in (i)...

      Schools: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children entering secondary school were unable to enter their first-choice school in Blackpool South constituency in the (a)...

      Teachers: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people without a QTS qualification or not working towards a QTS qualification were employed as teachers in (a) primary and (b) secondary...

      Free School Meals: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students qualified for free school meals in schools in Blackpool South constituency in the (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2009-10 academic year; and...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Domestic Violence: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps to ensure that all victims of domestic abuse access legal aid for family cases.

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners were released from prison on a Friday in each of the most recent five years for which figures are available.

      Court Orders: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many orders for compensation for victims were made in courts in North Wales in the last three years for which information is available.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answers of 2 February 2015 to Questions 221907 and 221908 if he will review the provision of legal aid to potential victims of human...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2015 to Questions 221878, 221879 and 221883, and with reference to his statement in those answers that figures in...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2015 to Question 222329, how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful claims...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there were independent, non-governmental members of the team that conducted his Department's review of Libyan general purpose training; whether...

    • Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department has spent on the Type 45 programme in each of the last four financial years; and what the projected spend is on that programme in...

      Katrice Lee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress the Royal Military Police have made in respect of Operation BUTE; and on what date he expects that investigation to conclude.

      Armed Forces: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether military personnel are permitted to sit or re-sit GCSEs once their initial training has come to an end.

      Military Corrective Training Centre Colchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether detainees aged under 18 years are accommodated separately from adults at the Military Corrective Training Centre.

      Protection of Military Remains Act 1986

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2014 to Question 213663, when he plans to announce which of the 5,000 ships under construction will be designated...

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) scale and (b) result is of recent air operations against ISIL.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse was of providing training courses for the Burmese Army to date; and what funding for that purpose has been allocated...

      Conflict Pool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department allocated to the Conflict Pool in (a) 2014-15 and (b) each of the five previous financial years.

      RAF Waddington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the Armed Forces' annual personnel training requirements will be provided at the Air Battlespace Training Centre at RAF Waddington.

      RAF Waddington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Armed Forces will participate in training at the Air Battlespace Training Centre at RAF Waddington each year.

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many C-130J aircraft are having external fuel tanks installed; what estimate he has made of the cost of that installation; and what the new range is...

      Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of repairing Voyager KC2 ZZ331 after its collision with a hangar at St. John's International Airport; and what the...

      Air Force: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether personnel serving in the Seedcorn programme have had deployment with foreign armed forces extended.

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures are in place to ensure that the parents or legal guardians of armed forces recruits aged under 18 are fully informed of the nature of...

      United Nations: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2015 to Question 221266, whether UK Armed Forces who served with the British Detachment in Sarajevo during the...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what reports he has received of the current situation regarding the TUPE rights of employees from Babcock Dyncorp to Carillion Amey following the end of...

      Veterans: Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department offers to service leavers seeking to undertake postgraduate study.

      NHS: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) civil contingency reaction forces and (b) any other members of the armed forces have been deployed to provide support to the NHS in winter...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Self-employed: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average weekly earnings were for self-employed women in each year since 2002-03.

    • State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of how many residents of the British Overseas Territories in receipt of UK state pensions have had those pensions frozen.

      Health and Safety Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many invoices issued under the Health and Safety Executive's Fee for Intervention scheme have been queried by invoicees since October...

      Health and Safety Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received in each of the last three years on sums charged above £20,000 under the Health and Safety...

      Health and Safety Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect on small and medium-sized enterprises of the Fee for Intervention scheme used by the Health and...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the effect of the under-occupancy penalty on his Department's expenditure in this Parliament; and under what...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to collate and publish information on the weekly amount and duration of jobseeker's allowance hardship payments.

      Occupational Money Purchase Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that schemes identified by the Independent Project Board as having excessive charges take...

      Employment Schemes: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to implement a separate back to work support system for people suffering from mental health conditions to...

      Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many days work is lost due to illness each year; and what steps he is taking to reduce absence from work.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Work Programme participants have entered Payment Group One since June 2011; and how many of those participants were identified as...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to reclaim overpayments from Work Programme providers since June 2011; and if he will make a statement.

      Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made in establishing a network of mental health, intellectual and cognitive champions in each Atos Medical Examination...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications were made for short-term benefit advance in 2014; and how many of these applications were successful.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobseeker's allowance claimants have been sanctioned on (a) one, (b) two and (c) three occasions or more; and what the average length...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the current average time is from the point of application for people with (a) cancer and (b) motor neurone disease to receive their...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many calls were made to the winter fuel payment helpline 08459 151515 in each of the last five financial years; how much revenue was...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2015 to Question 222124, what information his Department holds on money withheld in benefit sanctions.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the average proportion of pensioners' energy bills that was met by the winter fuel payment in winter (a) 2003-04...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent representations he has received in favour of allowing work programme participants to claim the new enterprise allowance; and if he...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Impact Assessment for the Welfare Reform Act 2012, whether his estimate of the number of people who will have higher...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department estimates it will raise in child maintenance service charges in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) England, (d) Wales and...

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the criteria for awarding cold weather payments have changed since May 2010.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what performance measures are used to monitor frontline advisers in Jobcentre Plus.

      New Enterprise Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of his Department's advertising budget is allocated to the campaign to promote the New Enterprise Allowance; and how much of...

      Innovation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2015 to Question 221342, what the name is of the first of two evaluation partners who have been appointed...

      Innovation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which of the 17 Help and Support for Separated Families Innovation Fund pilots will finish in March 2015 as originally planned; and which of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people who will be in receipt of universal credit by 7 May 2015.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which credit reference agencies his Department has engaged in housing benefit claim verification in the last financial year; and for what...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Annex 5 of the Written evidence submitted by the Public and Commercial Services Union to the Work and Pensions Committee...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 29 Jaunuary 2015 from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Water, Forestry, Rural...

    • Cats: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of cats (a) killed and (b) injured by firearms in each of the last five years.

      Slaughterhouses: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consideration she has given to requiring the mandatory installation of CCTV cameras in animal slaughterhouses.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Environment Agency has the power to require baseline monitoring of (a) groundwater and (b) air quality (i)...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations her Department has made to the Council of the European Union on reforming the Common...

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to protect woodcock habitat.

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to protect capercaillie habitat and reduce the number of pine martens.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the specific remit is of (a) her Department and (b) its agencies in relation to hydraulic fracturing.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to bring forward proposals to amend the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (S.I.,...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) continuous and (b) baseline monitoring arrangements are in place for fugitive emissions for hydraulic fracturing;...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what criteria must be met for eligibility to perform baseline monitoring of air quality and methane in groundwater for...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, by what date she expects the Environment Agency to publish information about the chemicals it requires hydraulic fracturing...

      Food: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2015 to Question 222547, if the Government will make representations to the European...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the environmental effects of the development of onshore wind power.

      Seas and Oceans: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with her international counterparts on the dumping of plastics in oceans.

      UN Convention on Biological Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made towards meeting Aichi Targets 10 and 11 under the Convention on Biological Diversity; and what...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to review the allocation of Common Agriculture Policy funds between Scotland, England and Northern Ireland;...

      Greyhounds: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with her counterpart in Ireland on enforcement of the Balai Directive for racing greyhounds...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the proportion of the UK covered by woodland in each of the last 10 years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 15 December 2014 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many planning appeals were recovered from local authorities in each of the last five years.

    • Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will take steps with the Department of Health to progress the commencement of powers for the Care Quality...

      Local Government Services: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received from small business owners about unfair competitive practices from local authorities...

      Local Government: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of refunding VAT for contracted out services on the (a) ability and (b)...

      Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many compromise agreements his Department has made with departing staff in each year since 2010; and how many such...

      Buildings: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the contribution of the hon. Member for St Albans of 26 January 2015, Official Report, column 648, if he will make...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people were sleeping rough in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Yorkshire, (d) Kirklees and (e) Huddersfield in each of the...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what meetings he has had with charities and lobbying organisations on homelessness in the last two years.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on measures to reduce homelessness.

      Mayors: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether responses to the consultation on the proposal to amend the constitution of Greater Manchester Combined Authority will...

      Rents: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals giving local authorities powers to implement rent controls.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to provide a substantive answer to Question 220922, tabled on 15 January 2015 by the hon. Member for...

      Planning Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on future supply of affordable housing in rural areas of changes introduced...

      Planning Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department undertook an impact assessment of changes to section 106 requirements for sites of 10 units or less.

      Mobile Homes: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received on park home owners being required to pay both the site licence fee and the site...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will carry out a review of the adequacy of statutory assistance given to single homeless people.

      Planning Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on future supply of affordable housing of the introduction of the financial...

      Planning Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on future supply of affordable housing of changes introduced to section 106...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how his Department defines what constitutes affordable housing.

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many affordable houses have been built in each region in each year since May 2010.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which organisation is responsible for carrying out environmental impact assessments for hydraulic fracturing developments.

      Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the Government plans to publish the results of its consultation on local welfare provision in 2015 to 2016.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2014 from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish data on the Government's calculation of spending power for each local authority area in each financial year...

      Compulsory Purchase

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on how many occasions his Department has gone against the advice of its independent inspector when approving a compulsory...

      Local Government Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the advertising budget is for his Department's Local Digital campaign; and how much has been spent in the last 24...

  • Wales Office

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent meetings he has held with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on improving broadband access in areas along the Wales-England...

  • HM Treasury

    • Welfare Tax Credits: EU Nationals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of how many nationals of each EU country are in the UK and claiming tax credits.

    • Child Benefit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) England and (d) Wales have been fined for failing to comply with the high-income child benefit tax charge...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Ofgem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether the Government plans to update the Social and Environmental Statutory Guidance to the Gas and Electricity Market Authority.

    • Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many households with children in (a) Denton and Reddish constituency, (b) the North West and (c) the UK are in debt to their...

      Natural Gas: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the level of gas consumption by (a) consumers and (b) all gas users was in each month of 2014.

      Electricity: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when he plans to publish an update to the sub-national total final electricity consumption statistics.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the average cost to domestic consumers per GWh of (a) gas and (b) electricity in each month of 2014.

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will make it his policy to include trade unions representing the offshore workforce in the North Sea Taskforce to be led by the...

      Civil Nuclear Police Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much and what proportion of the Civil Nuclear Police Authority's budget was funded (a) from the public purse and (b) through...

      Nuclear Management Partners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the total number of hours, persons employed and costs of reachback support for Nuclear Management Partners at Sellafield in each...

      Nuclear Management Partners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much Nuclear Management Partners have received through performance fees or dividend payments from Sellafield Ltd in each year...

      Fracking: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether his Department has received any applications to carry out fracking in (a) Ealing, Southall constituency, (b) Ealing local...

      Nuclear Management Partners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of how much Nuclear Management Partners will receive in performance fees or dividend payments for the...

      Civil Nuclear Police Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the statement made by the Minister of State in his Department on 16 December 2013, Official Report, column 79WS, what the...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is scheduled to next formally review each of its Parent Body Organisation contracts.

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when each of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's Parent Body Organisation contracts are scheduled for renewal or to reach agreed...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the support and overhead costs of each of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's site licence companies were in each of the last...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what representations he has received regarding Shell UK Ltd's decision to award Allseas Group SA the contract for decommissioning...

      Natural Gas: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of gas meters and (b) mean annual gas consumption per meter in each local authority in...

      Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of (a) the number of elecricity meters and (b) the mean annual electricity consumption per meter in each...

      Energy: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he is taking to ensure that Ofgem ensures that consumers are made aware of the potential effects of the installation of...

      Energy: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he is taking to ensure that Ofgem ensures that consumers in debt to their energy provider are made aware by those providers...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance he has issued on the criteria for the classification of major projects; what documentation would be necessary to ensure classification as...

    • Government Departments: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of hours lost (a) in his Department and (b) across all government departments due to ICT failure.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many breaches of protected personal data by his Department have been reported to the Information Commissioner; and how many people were involved in...

      Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which government departments' executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies are participating in the next generation Civil Service human...

      Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) ministers and (b) civil servants in each Department, agency and NDPB have attended the Commissioning Academy in each year since it was...

      Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of UK mortality was directly linked to (a) obesity, (b) smoking, (c) insufficient fruit and vegetables in diet, (d) inactivity and (e)...

      Charity Commission

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what procedure he used for the reappointment of William Shawcross as Chair of the Charity Commission.

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether any officials in his Department are engaged in preparatory work on legislative proposals for data sharing.

      Community Development

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department has spent on match funding start-up progression grants for the Community Organisers programme.

      Community Development

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many of the original 5,000 community organisers from the Government's Community Organising Programme are still in post.

      Ofsted

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many complaints have been referred to the Parliamentary Ombudsman relating to decisions by Ofsted in the last year for which information is...

      Burglary

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many burglaries were reported in (a) Preston, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012, (iv) 2013 and (v) 2014.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Employment Agencies

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

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2015 to Question 221249, on broadband, what data has been made available to his Department on...

      Arts: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which sectors that receive creative tax reliefs have implemented voluntary levies for training since May 2010.

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many local broadband projects have not provided detailed maps and postcode checkers to his Department for its rural broadband project.

      Digital Technology: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department will be represented at the #Digital4EU stakeholder forum hosted by the European Commission in Brussels on 24...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the initial deadline was for his Department's rural broadband project; and what deadline he now expects for that project.

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the outline business case for phase 2 of the rural broadband project.

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he took to develop and cost other procurement frameworks for phase 2 of the rural broadband project.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) meetings, (b) emails, (c) letters and (d) telephone calls have taken place between his Department and PCS and Prospect unions...

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations he has received on the possible privatisation of the (a) National Gallery and (b) Imperial War Museum.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which organisations in receipt of grant-in-aid from his Department pay the (a) Living Wage and (b) London Living Wage.

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the full cost of his Department's rural broadband advertising campaign is, by type of advertising and media market; how much has...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the oral evidence to the Public Accounts Committee of 28 January 2015, HC 925, what estimate he has made of the...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the oral evidence to the Public Accounts Committee of 28 January 2015, HC 925, Questions 29 and 30, if he will...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to reduce the cost to consumers of superfast broadband.

      General Election 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Ofcom on that body's consultation on its list of major political parties for elections taking place on...

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to rebalance arts and culture funding between London and the South East and the rest of the country.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the contents of full Freedom of Information releases for his Department between April and September 2014.

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which recommendations of the Reports entitled the Rural broadband programme from the National Audit Office, published on 5 July 2013,...

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with (a) the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, (b) the Early Intervention...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the level of his Department's budget from 2015-16 to 2019-20.

      National Gallery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to ensure that the National Gallery pays its employees the London Living Wage.

      National Gallery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the value for money of security provision at the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery.

      National Gallery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the value and duration is of the contract between the National Gallery and CIS Security for the provision of security at the...

      Ofcom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will ensure that the provisions of the Ofcom Code of Conduct relating to political activity and impartiality are updated.

      Ofcom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Baroness Noakes on the compatibility of her political activity with her role as Deputy Chair of Ofcom.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the advertising budget is for the campaign to promote superfast broadband; and how much of that budget has been spent on (a)...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Electronic Voting

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the Government's policy is on online voting.

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what recent representations he has received from (a) councils and (b) electoral registration officers in towns and cities with universities on the transition to...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his Department's budget is for social media advertising on the transition to Individual Electoral Registration.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2015 to Question 222325, under what headings the £4.2 million to increase student registrations following the...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2015 to Question 222323, under what headings the funding for Electoral Registration Officers to support the transition to...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2015 to Question 222323, what plans he has to increase the amount of funding available to councils with large student...

  • Department of Health

    • NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to ensure that his Department's 2015-16 tariff proposals do not affect patient access and waiting times.

    • NHS: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of backlog maintenance for the NHS estate in England in each level of assessed risk in (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 to date.

      NHS: Private Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Government will introduce legislative proposals to allow the NHS to recoup the cost of treating patients who are admitted from private hospitals.

      Human Papillomavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 5.26 of his Department's report, An Intelligence Framework for Cancer published in December 2011, what discussions he has had...

      Death Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason doctors receive extra payments for signing death certificates.

      Babies: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of adding very long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase to the heel prick newborn screening test.

      Hereditary Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to help early diagnosis of very long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency.

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings his Department has had with representatives of (a) Waitrose and (b) Asda as part of the Responsibility Deal in the last three months; and...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Quality and Outcomes Framework, how much GPs have received in remuneration for assessing nerve damage and poor blood supply to the...

      Meningitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of meningitis B there have been in people (a) under five, (b) aged five to 18 and (c) over 18 in the last five years.

      Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department has published for patients diagnosed with endometriosis.

      Healthwatch England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding was allocated to Healthwatch England for (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of how many GP practices will be required to reduce patient services due to the phased withdrawal of the Minimum Practice...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made by the working group established to develop a robust process to support the sustainable long-term commissioning of cancer...

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to Public Health England's report on HIV in the UK, published in November 2014, what the evidential basis was of the conclusions in the...

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what data is used to inform the quality dashboard programme developed by NHS England to monitor the quality of HIV care; from what sources that data was...

      Hernias

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people had hernia operations in each of the last five years.

      National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an estimate of the potential cost of implementing each clause of the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill.

      Paediatrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Medical Workforce Census 2013, published in December 2014, what plans he has to...

      Paediatrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Medical Workforce Census 2013, published in December 2014, what plans he has to...

      Psychology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Government has invested in research into psychological therapies in each of the last four years.

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made on agreeing a collective target with industry on the responsible promotion of food under the Responsibility Deal.

      Health Education: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding his Department is providing for the Health Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young programme; and in which area it is being rolled out.

      Health Visitors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what training health visitors receive on nutrition.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to set minimum nurse staffing levels on wards in English hospitals.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will direct NHS England to publish all submissions to its Stereotactic Radiosurgery Review.

      Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on difficulties faced by medical researchers in accessing data for cancer research purposes.

      Food: Salt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of eligible food companies have signed up to the 2017 salt reduction targets.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2015 to Question 222351, how much of the expected £340 million Cancer Drugs Fund budget for 2015-16 has been...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his contribution of 21 January 2015, Official Report, column 250, what the evidential basis was of his statement that patients say that their...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many young people were admitted to adult mental health wards during the weekend of 30 January to 1 February 2015.

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many meetings he has had on his Department's Responsibility Deal; and who the attendees of each such meeting were.

      Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the transfer to those authorities from NHS England of the responsibility for public...

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans to publish the final Autism Act 2009 Statutory Guidance.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's report Achieving Better Access to Mental Health Services by 2020, published in October 2014, which of the waiting time...

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the contribution of 7 January 2015 by the Prime Minister, Official Report, columns 270-1, if he will ensure that HM Revenue and Customs is...

  • Department for Transport

    • Channel Tunnel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to assess the effectiveness of "Operation Stack", the parking of lorries on the M20 Motorway, in the event of serious disruption...

    • Railways: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government (1) how many suicides there have been on railways in each of the last 10 years; (2) what is their assessment of the effect of suicide prevention on these...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Boko Haram

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether Boko Haram has recently been emulating the approaches adopted by ISIS, for instance the regular use of propaganda...

    • Boko Haram

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Boko Haram leader Abubaker Shekan's support for a Sunni Islamic State and his use of the flag of ISIS and its chants.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the government of Burma about reported human trafficking involving removing Rohingya to other countries in the region.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they used the Sinn Fein network to deliver post to "on the runs"; and whether they have any proposals to use that network again.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Bank Services: St Agnes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to ensure the continued presence of commercial retail banking services in St Agnes, Cornwall; and whether they will investigate...

    • New Businesses: Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to link the Start Up Loan initiative for small businesses with local apprenticeship schemes.

      Art Works: Copyright

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent action against the artist Luc Tuymans, what is the current law in the United Kingdom regarding the copying or reproduction by...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the deaths of children from hypothermia in Gaza, whether they intend to suggest the provision of alternative forms of housing there which do not...

  • Department for Education

    • HIV Infection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the Department of Health and the Department for Education are working together to tackle the stigma attached to HIV.

    • GCE AS-level

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of proposals to change AS levels on broadening access for students to Russell Group universities.

      Primary Education: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to re-evaluate the school starting age in the light of the later starting age in other European countries.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of people committing suicide whilst in prison.

    • Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when and why they made the decision to stop publishing annual statistical information, including raw data percentages and outcomes, on employment tribunal...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • War Memorials

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Royal Naval division monument on Horseguards will be refurbished in time for the Gallipoli centenary in April this year.

    • Warships: Shipbuilding

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect to make an announcement about the future of naval shipbuilding in Portsmouth before the general election.

  • Home Office

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 25 November 2014 (HC Deb, col 772) and the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 19 December 2014...

    • Counter-terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are seeking an agreed European policy on limiting the recruitment of volunteers for war and terror, together with the management and...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 January (HL3454), whether the female genital mutilation community engagement initiative funded...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees regarding the number of Syrian refugees in Syria’s neighbouring...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the handling of police complaints.

      UK Border Force

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the present numerical strength of the United Kingdom Border Force employed at (1) Heathrow, and (2) Gatwick, airports; and whether they have plans to...

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take in the light of the uploading of photographs of faces by police forces in England and Wales onto a facial recognition database...

  • Wales Office

    • Fracking: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect a response from (1) the Government of Wales, and (2) each of the political parties in the National Assembly for Wales, in relation to the...

  • HM Treasury

    • National Savings Bonds: Pensioners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will undertake a review of the difficulties experienced at the launch of National Savings and Investments pensioner bonds with particular...

    • Income Tax

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many taxpayers in the United Kingdom had taxable income in the bands (1) £10,000 to £20,000, (2) £20,001 to £30,000, (3) £30,001...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Select Committee Reports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements have been made to publish regularly a list of the time they have taken to respond to reports from Select Committees of this House.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • National Gallery

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Director of the National Gallery about the transfer of Gallery employees to a private company.

    • Museums and Galleries: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy in respect of the payment of at least the level of the "Living Wage" to staff employed in public museums and galleries.

  • Department of Health

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 22 January (HL4043), why researchers "believe that being able to undertake the techniques in treatment would...

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