Written answers

Monday, 23 February 2015

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • 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 issues on the sale of electoral registration...

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what steps the Electoral Commission has taken on local authorities who have...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what information the Committee holds on what income local authorities receive from...

  • Prime Minister

    • HSBC

      To ask the Prime Minister, what due diligence he undertook on the background of Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint before his appointment as a Minister of State in the Department for Business,...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to encourage Work Programme providers to work with housing associations to help tenants boost their employability.

    • Pensions Regulator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints the Pensions Regulator has received in each year since 2010.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken from an application for reconsideration of an employment and support allowance decision to a decision being made...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 8 December 2014, Official Report, column 638, what progress his Department has made in raising awareness among...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2015 to Question 223098, what the value is of overpayments recovered from Work Programme providers since...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proposals his Department has to measure the time between a benefit claim being made and the claimant receiving their first payment.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 13 of his Department's impact assessment of universal credit, published in December 2012, what his latest estimate...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the Access to Work programme has spent on British Sign Language interpreters to date.

      Pensions Regulator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has for reform of the Pensions Regulator.

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to increase the Pension Protection Fund payment cap.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birkenhead dated 20 October 2014 regarding the Government's Child...

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many DWP sanctions there were relating to each benefit in each Scottish parliamentary constituency in 2010-11.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to share information on personal independence payment claimants between his Department and social services departments...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants he expects to return to work as a consequence of the revised benefit cap.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons his Department and the Skills Funding Agency have not agreed a data sharing protocol with the Work Programme contractors...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received from Jobcentre Plus staff, working on Universal Credit in jobcentres where it has been rolled out, about...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the withdrawal of the Youth Contract Wage Incentive Scheme on youth unemployment; and if he will...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in youth unemployment between June to August and September to November 2014.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department provides to its managers on how many days training should be made available to staff.

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individual cold weather payments were made to recipients in the UK in winter 2013-14.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what targets his Department has is place for processing customer claims for (a) income support, (b) jobseeker's allowance, (c) employment and...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of raising the participation age on the level of youth unemployment.

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many recipients of UK state pension reside in the French overseas department of (a) Guiana, (b) Martinique, (c) Guadeloupe and (d) Reunion.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received from local authorities engaged in the accelerated rollout of universal credit to their areas from...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 2 January 2015 from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton with regards to Mr Marwan...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensures that in cases where jobseeker's allowance claimants are sanctioned, local authorities suspend housing...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what criteria his Department compiled the list of people and organisations to whom his Department's consultation, Universal Credit data...

  • Home Office

    • Human Trafficking: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the recommendations of the Council of Europe Experts on Action Against Trafficking Report on the Implementation...

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many flights on the Civil Aviation Tracking System were found not to have submitted general aviation reports after Border Force...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who required a visa to be present in the UK have been found to be without the necessary visa in each year since 2010.

      Drugs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many seizures of controlled drugs of what value have been made by Border Force officials in each year since 2010.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of general aviation private flights were (a) classified as high risk and (b) met by Border Force officials on arrival in the...

      Crime: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many disability hate crimes were reported in (a) Preston, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012, (iv)...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to announce funding allocations for schools, colleges and universities through the Prevent strategy in 2015-16.

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of passengers entering the UK had data on their journey collected under the E-borders programme in each year since 2009.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of people who overstayed a visa in each year since 2010.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many general aviation pre-flight passenger notifications were (a) submitted and (b) not submitted to Border Force officials in each year...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of how many and what proportion of Disclosure and Barring Service applications were returned to applicants within...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of application backlogs at the Disclosure and Barring Service.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the dates are of the oldest applications currently being processed by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding she plans to allocate to police forces to train officers in recognising signs of coercive control and collecting the necessary...

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to explore the possibility of resettling Syrians to the UK via private sponsorship from individual...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the Government response to the Consultation on the review of section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act...

      Cryptography

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received about the feasibility of the technical work involved in prohibiting the use of strong encryption; and...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the guaranteed fulfilment period is for (a) issuing new and (b) renewing (i) children's and (ii) adult passports.

      Modern Slavery Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of removing the reasonable person test in defence for children from the Modern Slavery Bill.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her modern day slavery strategy will contain plans to prevent victims of modern day slavery being retrafficked (a) within the UK,...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the risks of retrafficking within the UK once a victim of trafficking has completed his or her period of...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of how many suspected victims of modern slavery were subsequently retrafficked after being referred to the...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many calls have been logged in total since the government-funded trafficking helpline run by the NSPCC was established; and how many...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to determine the application by CTC Aviation, dated 10 October 2014, for an allocation of Tier 4 (General)...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to determine the application by CTC Aviation, dated 18 November 2014, for Highly Trusted Sponsor status for pilot...

      Police: Cleveland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 22 November 2012, Official Report, columns 566-7W, on police: Cleveland, what estimate she has made of the...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what rules apply to the entry into the UK of diplomatic personnel from countries identified by the Government on countries of concern in...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse was of the Salvation Army shelters for victims of human trafficking in (a) 2012 and (b) 2013; whether the...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any organisations contracted to provide specialist support and accommodation to victims of modern slavery are accommodating victims...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been identified in each of the last five years as having been referred to the National Referral Mechanism more than once.

      Crimes of Violence: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Mayor of London on the level of violent crime in London.

      Powers of Entry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many awards of damages have been awarded in respect of cases in which police officers from each police force caused substantial damage...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Police Federation for Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when she last met representatives of the Police Federation of Northern Ireland.

    • Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with the Minister for Justice in the Northern Ireland Executive on changes to police pensions.

      Northern Ireland Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when she last met representatives of the Northern Ireland Prison Service.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with retired or retiring members of the Police Federation on the new public service pension regulations for...

      Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the outcomes were of her visit to New York and Washington in February 2015 to brief US administration representatives on the progress of...

  • Department of Health

    • NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS organisations came into being on 1 April 2013.

    • Wheelchairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what impact assessment his Department has undertaken into its changes to wheelchair services and the potential effect of those changes on service (a)...

      Pregnant Women: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14 October 2014 to the hon. Member for Sefton Central, Official Report, column 47WH, when he expects the Chief Medical Officer...

      Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advertising campaigns his Department has run in each of the last five years.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase the number of patients involved in stroke research trials.

      Social Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will review rules on social care charging for veterans in receipt of the war disablement pension.

      Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress the Clinical Priorities Action Group has made in the review of the treatment duodopa for Parkinson's disease; and how the views of those...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's report, Hepatitis C in the UK, published in July 2014, what steps he is taking to approve for use new treatments for...

      NHS: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on out-of-hours services in England in cash and real terms in each year since 1997.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children and young people were admitted to hospital due to mental health problems in each year since 2009-10.

      Motor Neurone Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the diagnosis and treatment of motor neurone disease.

      Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis.

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answers of 2 February 2015 to Questions 222495, 222494 and 222493, how many medicines were paid for by the industry rebate payments...

      Nutrition: Restaurants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many quick service restaurants have endorsed all eight nutrition-based Responsibility Deal pledges to date.

      Hereditary Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to Part 5 (a) (ii) of the Mitochndrial Donation Regulations 2015, how the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority plans to define a...

      Drugs: Side Effects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on how many people have experienced adverse health effects as a result of using the drug ruxolitinib.

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the merits of increasing (a) funding and (b) other Government support for (i) the KCA Riskit Project and (ii) other...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the full reports by KPMG he commissioned into the health economies of (a) Staffordshire, (b) Eastern Cheshire, (c) South West...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his Department's policy on the effects of mitochondrial donation techniques on the characteristics...

      Pregnancy Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health on 23 October 2014, Official Report, column 1142, what...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2015 to Question 221511, what estimate he has made of the level of efficiency savings that NHS providers and...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential (a) benefits for and (b) risks to patient care of NHS foundation trusts and trusts being financially...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral Answer of 13 January 2015, Official Report, column 718, over what timescale he expects NHS foundation trusts and trusts to move to...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has conducted a study on the viability of a New Medicines Fund for England.

      NHS: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cumulative efficiency factor for NHS foundation trusts and trusts in 2015-16, taking into account (a) the proposed 3.8...

      Doctors: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was to the NHS of paying doctors who had been excluded from practice on full pay in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Doctors: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many exclusions of doctors under the Maintaining High Professional Standards framework have been for reasons relating to their non-clinical behaviour.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding is provided from government sources for research into (a) intracerebral haemorrhage and (b) subarachnoid haemorrhage.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many commissioning fact sheets have been produced by NHS England since 2013; and what plans NHS England has to produce a commissioning fact sheet for...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which hospitals have not met their staffing requirements for registered nurse day hours in each month since May 2010.

      Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether Public Health England plans to publish its analysis of how the public health grant has been spent by each local authority.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2014 to Question 218412, how much was spent on NHS smoking cessation services in 2013-14.

      NHS: Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what change there has been in the productivity of the NHS in England in each of the last three years for which information is available.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has conducted into the effect on public health of alcohol advertising in each of the last three financial years.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost of treating alcohol-related illnesses in each of the last three years.

      Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will review the effect of the regulation of alcohol (a) packaging and (b) advertising on public health.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the adoption of standardised packaging for alcohol.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations his Department has received from NHS trusts on difficulties experienced in recruiting breast radiologists.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of breast radiologists employed by NHS trusts.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will review the capacity of NHS trusts to provide specialist mammography services; and if he will make a statement.

      Radiography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of radiologists entering into training in each of the last five years.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with NHS England on the future re-evaluation of the Cancer Drugs Fund list.

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to lay before Parliament regulations on the standardisation of packaging of tobacco products.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many block contracts are in place for mental health services in England; and what the aggregate value is of those contracts.

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the total amount spent from government sources on research into (a) stroke, (b) cancer and (c) coronary heart disease.

      Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were performed by the Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust in each year since 2010.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Business: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ban large firms requiring pay to stay agreements from companies seeking to...

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent progress has been made on the Trade in Services Agreement.

      Exports: Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2015 to Question 222938, regarding the standard individual export licence for equipment...

      Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department has taken to enforce prompt payments to small and medium-sized enterprises by large companies.

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to page 10 of the Government's publication entitled UK Oil and Gas Industrial Strategy, what revisions have been...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to page 11 of the UK Government's publication entitled, Oil and Gas Industrial Strategy, what funding has been...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps have been taken since July 2014 to revise the UK Oil and Gas Industrial Strategy: government and industry in...

      Personal Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what information his Department holds on the number of people (a) qualified and (b) qualified at level 3 as hairdressers and barbers.

      Ordnance Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the staff of the Ordnance Survey being transferred into a government company will have their terms and conditions...

      Groceries Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will bring forward proposals to extend the powers of the Groceries Code Adjudicator to consider complaints from primary...

      Bafta

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what funding BAFTA receives from his Department and its agencies; and what diversity guidance and requirements accompany that...

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to ensure policy coherence between trade policy and international poverty reduction with...

      Crans Montana Forum: Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he has received an invitation to the Crans Montana forum in Dakhla, occupied Western Sahara; and whether he plans to...

      Ordnance Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what meetings he and Ministers in his Department had with the Prospect and Public and Commercial Services trades unions before...

      Overseas Investment: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent progress he has made on UK participation in the Mumbai/Bangalore Economic Corridor; and if he will place in the...

      Utilities: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect on consumers of decisions by utility companies to introduce charges for receiving...

      Ordnance Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department plans a full or part privatisation of the Ordnance Survey to result from the change of operating model...

      Property Searches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the potential cost to local authorities of the proposed takeover of responsibility for LLC1...

      Working Hours: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with the EU Commission on the UK's implementation of the Working Time Directive.

      Rio Tinto Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether UK Export Finance has provided (a) loan guarantees and (b) low interest loans to Rio Tinto plc to support any of its...

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the potential (a) number of job losses at and (b) redundancy costs to local authorities as a result...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of apprenticeships to be created over each of the next five years and (b) the cost...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of raising the participation age on the take up of apprenticeships by 16 to 19 year olds.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people serving in the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Royal Marines, (c) Royal Air Force and (d) Army were convicted of (i) possession of and (ii)...

    • Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of applications for (a) security clearance and counter-terrorist checks and (b) developed vetting have not met the...

      Navy: Plymouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of the fence in Barne Barton proposed in Plymouth City Council planning application 14/02413/FUL.

      Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on (a) television, (b) newspaper, (c) online, (d) radio and (e) other forms of advertising using the phrase Armed...

      Armed Forces: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the advertising budget was for the Forces Help to Buy campaign in the last 24 months; and how much of that budget has been spent on (a)...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many guests he plans to invite to the service of commemoration at St Paul's Cathedral on 13 March 2015; and what proportion of those guests are...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many family members of each of the service personnel who died in Afghanistan will be able to attend the service of commemoration at St Paul's...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Written Statement of 10 February 2015, HCWS273, on gifting of counter-IED equipment to Iraq, what protection will be provided to the...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Written Statement of 10 February 2015, HCWS273, on gifting of counter-IED equipment to Iraq, how many members of the British Armed...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Written Statement of 10 February 2015, HCWS273, on gifting of counter-IED equipment to Iraq, what ranks the members of the Armed Forces...

      Nuclear Weapons: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a list of each of the parliamentary constituencies through which nuclear warheads are transported to and from RNAD...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2015 to Question 222429, whether any of the RAF personnel in Afghanistan support RPAS operations.

      Military Bands: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to his Department was of providing Phase two training for the Royal Air Force Music Services at the Headquarters Music Services, Northolt...

      AWE Burghfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officers of the rank of inspector and above at AWE Burghfield are currently under investigation.

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the press notice issued by the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine on its website on 9 February 2015, whether the proposed Memorandum of...

      Navy: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many women are employed full-time in the Royal Navy.

      Golf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value is of each of the golf courses owned by his Department.

      Household Cavalry Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria he is using to decide the future location of the Household Cavalry Regiment.

      Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made on strengthening the Armed Forces Covenant.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Strategic Defence and Security Review will address the issues identified in Joint Doctrinal Note 2/11, the UK Approach to Unmanned Aircraft...

      Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to assist people affected by the Ebola outbbreak.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects that a final decision will be made on the final pension age for the Ministry of Defence Police and Defence Fire and Rescue Services.

      Army Reserve: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress he has made on recruitment to the Army Reserve.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what was spent on the Decent Homes Programme in each year since 2005.

    • Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of tenants in receipt of housing benefit in properties in the private rented...

      Private Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many applications under the Build to Rent scheme have been (a) received, (b) accepted and (c) refused from (i) private...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what comparative assessment he has made of the rate of recycling household waste by (a) Brighton and Hove City Council and (b)...

      Domestic Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average cost per home was of rubbish bin collections in each local authority in each of the last three years.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many planning appeals related to Gypsy and Traveller sites were recovered for a decision by the Secretary of State in each...

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Government spent on legal fees in the case of Moore and Coates v the Secretary of State for Communities and Local...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the written statement of 28 November 2014 by the Minister of State for Housing and Planning, HCWS50, on...

      Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many appeals against planning application refusals by local planning authorities have been (a) upheld and (b) dismissed by...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in other European countries on homelessness.

      Planning Obligations: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Statement of 28 November 2014, Official Report, column 54WS, on small-scale developers, what estimate...

      Compulsory Purchase

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the circumstances were of each occasion when his Department went against the advice of its independent inspector when...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many firefighting jobs are not front line in each fire authority.

      Council Tax Reduction Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to ensure that billing authorities pass on in full to local councils council tax support funding...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will estimate the number of properties in the private rented sector which (a) reach and (b) do not reach the Decent Homes...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes in the private rented sector reach energy-efficiency standard (a) A, (b) B, (c) C, (d) D, (e) E, (f) F and (g) G.

      Birmingham City Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2015 to Question 222916, what the total cost to Birmingham City Council will be of funding...

      Local Government Finance: Sefton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the level of Sefton Council's (a) allocated and (b) unallocated reserves.

      Population

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of population growth on local government finance needs.

      Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government of 15 January...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish a response to its consultation entitled Planning and travellers: proposed changes to...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether it is his policy that his Department's proposed Mayoral Development Orders will be subject to the same guidance under...

      Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2015 to Question 222233, if he will place in the Library the grant agreements for...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what procedures are in place to ensure applicants to the Right to Buy scheme meet that scheme's eligibility criteria.

  • Department for Transport

    • Technical Strategy Leadership Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the value was of support provided by (a) his Department and (b) Network Rail to the Technical Strategy Leadership Group in each year from 2010-11...

    • Wrexham-Bidston Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government and Merseyrail on electrification of the Wrexham to Bidston railway line.

      Railways: Clacton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make representations to Network Rail and Abellio Greater Anglia on introducing a higher frequency of train services on the line between...

      Clacton Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to improve Clacton railway station.

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department plans to spend in Local Growth Deals announced from 5 December 2014 to 29 January 2015 on (a) roads, (b) public transport, (c)...

      Travel: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the change in real terms of the cost of travelling by (a) private car, (b) bus, (c) train and (d) domestic air flight...

      Roads: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 1 of Road Investment Strategy - Key Facts and Figures, how much of the £500 million allocated for the period 2015 to 2021...

      Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library all information his Department holds comparing the (a) miles per gallon, (b) cost and (c) emissions of (i) premium and...

      London Underground

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department plans will be made of the crashworthiness of any D78 London Underground train that is converted to mainline use.

      Vivarail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions his Department has had with Vivarail Ltd.

      Roads: Surrey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department plans to provide to Surrey County Council for (a) road maintenance and (b) fixing potholes in (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to announce the direct contract awards to (a) First Great Western and (b) East Midlands Trains.

      Transport: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to ensure that cases before the Transport Commissioner originating from Wales are heard in Wales.

      London Bridge Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will conduct or commission an investigation into the knock-on effects of current engineering works at London Bridge.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions the UK Ambassador to Ethiopia has been afforded a consular visit to Mr Andargachew Tsige; and when it is...

    • Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on (a) the adoption of a...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2015 to Question 222138, which organisations are involved in the process of clearing...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that UK-based private security companies operating in (a) Israel and (b) the Occupied...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what briefing his Department provided on (a) the promotion and sale of arms and military equipment and (b) human rights to His...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of pressure being put on the Central Bank of Libya by terrorist organisations to release funds...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether a research analyst is advising his Department on the deployment of remotely piloted aircraft systems.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the UK's programme of counter-narcotics assistance to Colombia; and if he will make a...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library the protocols, memorandum of understanding and any other documents relating to the UK-Colombia...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, want his policy is on promoting the demilitarisation of Gaza.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of progress in the demilitarisation of Gaza.

      Crans Montana Forum: Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received an invitation to the Crans Montana Forum in Dakhla, occupied Western Sahara; whether he plans to send a...

      Central America

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on ratification of the EU-Central America Association Agreement;...

      Rio Tinto Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any former officials of his Department have taken employment with Rio Tinto plc in the last five years.

      Rio Tinto Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any employees of Rio Tinto plc have been seconded to his Department in the last five years.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent progress British military forces have made on defeating the ISIL threat in Syria.

      Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Germany on financial contributions for British victims of thalidomide.

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts on supplying arms to Ukraine's military; and if he will make a...

      Jordan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Jordanian counterpart on tackling ISIL.

      Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons his Department will not be flying the Commonwealth Flag on Commonwealth Day; and by whom that decision was taken.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the government of Democratic Republic of Congo on the arrest and incommunicado...

      Malaysia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Malaysian government regarding (a) the imprisonment of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim,...

      Malaysia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the conviction and imprisonment of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in Malaysia.

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the UK establishing diplomatic relations with Nepal.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Chinese authorities on religious freedoms in Zhejiang province.

      British Nationals Abroad: Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will discuss with the government of Ethiopia the possible return of Mr Tsige to its jurisdiction since 2004.

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2015 to Question 222395, what proportion of UK Official Development Assistance was allocated to...

    • Middle East and North Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether any staff of her Department are engaged in considering the effects of drone strikes on civilian populations as part of her...

  • Department for Education

    • Secondary Education: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many secondary school places were created in Bradford between 2005 and 2010.

    • GCE AS-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the potential cost of the Government's plans to abolish the AS level qualification.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance she has given to Ofsted on (a) respecting the religious ethos of faith schools and the legal framewirk governing them, (b) exemptions...

      Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funds her Department has allocated to the Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service in 2015-16.

      Community Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of community schools in England have made their sports facilities available to members of the public outside school hours in each of...

      Children's Centres: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Sure Start Centres there are in Preston; and how many child care places each such centre offers.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2015 to Question 219289, whether the decision to delay the introduction of the Adoption Register received specific...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on what date she plans to publish the results of the Property Data Survey Programme for schools.

      Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department has taken to prevent cyber-bullying of teenage schoolchildren.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools (a) submitted requests for and (b) have been granted funding because of significant asbestos problems under the second phase of the...

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on what date she plans to publish the report of her Department's review of asbestos policy for schools.

      Teachers: Hartlepool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 12 July 2010, Official Report, columns 577-8W, on teachers: Hartlepool, what the teacher to pupil ratio was in each...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the average number of hours children spent exercising in schools each week in (a) the UK and (b) each region of the UK...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what comparative assessment she has made of the effects of compulsory school starting ages in Sweden and the UK.

      Schools: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the budget for schools in Bradford was in each year from 2010 to 2015.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her Department's training budget was in each of the last three financial years.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average number of days training of full-time equivalent staff employed in her Department was in each of the last three financial years.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department provides to its managers on how many days training should be made available to staff.

      Educational Psychology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to collect information on waiting times for students referred to educational psychologists.

      Teachers: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what background checks are carried out when a qualified teacher from (a) outside and (b) inside the EU applies to teach in England.

  • Leader of the House

    • Speaker's Commission on Digital Democracy

      To ask the Leader of the House, what assessment he has made of the implications for the Government's policies of the report from the Speaker's Commission on Digital Democracy entitled Open Up,...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Horse Racing: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many racehorses were killed outright or destroyed during or shortly after a race meeting on each British racecourse in...

    • Animal Products: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has agreed arrangements with the Israeli government to ensure that all animal products exported from...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the benefits and costs of a nationwide badger cull; and if she will make a statement.

      Dog Fighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the extent of dog fighting in the UK.

      National Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the draft Governance of National Parks (England) and the Broads Bill will be published.

      Crans Montana Forum: Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the declaration by the African Union that the Crans Montana Forum in Dakhla, occupied...

      Dredging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) time taken and (b) cost of dredging operations undertaken by the Environment Agency was in the (i) 2012-13 and...

      Dredging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on how many occasions the Environment Agency has (a) issued warnings and (b) brought prosecutions as a result of dredging or...

      Land Drainage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the comparative costs of (a) connecting new minor developments to surface water main drainage...

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to introduce biodiversity offsetting; and whether ancient woodland will be exempt.

      Animals: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what analysis and research her Department has undertaken into the potential risk to human health of the transportation of...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what notice and publicity requirements relate to the planning and environmental permitting process for hydraulic fracturing.

    • Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority paid its staff in (a) performance-related payments and (b) other payments, allowances...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2015 to Question 220385, what the purposes and functions are of the Smart Metering Implementation...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much was paid by his Department to its staff in each of the last four years in (a) performance-related payments and (b) other...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will make it his policy to implement the Affordable Warmth Manifesto published by the End Fuel Poverty Coalition in September 2014.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many households have installed solar panels in each year since May 2010.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many households have installed wind turbines in each year since May 2010.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to his Department's report, Life Cycle Impacts of Biomass Electricity in 2020, what assessment he has made of the...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to paragraph 68 of his Department's report, Life Cycle Impacts of Biomass Electricity in 2020, if he will make an...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate his Department has made of the average reduction in annual household energy consumption from installing a smart meter.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Government response to the report from the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society on shale gas...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which body will maintain and regulate the seismic activities of companies fracking at depth for shale gas and intervene in the event...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what representations he has received on self monitoring by fracking companies for shale gas; and if he will make a statement.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which regulator regulates the activities of all regulators for fracking activities.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if his Department will exercise the precautionary principle for each application for a licence to frack hydraulically for shale gas.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the role is of the Office of Unconventional Gas and Oil in regulation and oversight of onshore fracking activities for shale gas.

      Energy

      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...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress has been made in implementing his Department's Energy Efficiency Strategy, published in November 2012.

      Fossil Fuels: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the inspection process is for onshore gas and oil exploration.

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the finding of the Evaluation of the Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme Phase Two, published by his Department on...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress he has made on addressing manufacturers selling wind turbines which have been de-rated to allow them to benefit from...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many wind turbines have been deployed in each county within the 100-500kW feed-in tariff to date.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many medium wind turbines deemed excessively de-rated have been granted pre-accreditation or have been commissioned in (a) 1 April...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when his Department first became aware of wind turbines being excessively de-rated in order for generators to benefit from higher than...

      Renewable Energy: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the use of renewable energy in Northern Ireland.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his Department's expenditure was in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Northern Ireland and (d) Wales in 2014.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will take steps to limit the amount energy suppliers can charge consumers for the introduction of smart meters.

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what communications he has had with the European Commission in respect of his plans to hold a departmental golden share in the Hinkley...

      Overseas Investment: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions he or his officials have had with their counterparts in UK Trade & Investment, the Department for Business,...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2015 to Question 223360, what proportion of the 1,000 skilled people he expects to be UK-based;...

      Rio Tinto Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether any employees of Rio Tinto plc has been seconded to his Department in the last five years.

      Rio Tinto Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether any former officials of his Department have taken employment with Rio Tinto plc in the last five years.

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many electricity customers switched to an independent supplier in each month of 2014.

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of regional differences in the cost of electricity to domestic consumers.

      Hydroelectric Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the average cost of connecting community hydro-electric schemes to the National Grid in the last five years.

      Energy: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of how many families with children are currently in debt to their energy companies.

      Energy: Debts

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

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what information energy suppliers are required to provide (a) his Department and (b) Ofgem to assist with monitoring the roll-out of...

      Private Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment his Department has made of the resources needed by local authorities to enforce a minimum energy efficiency standard...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many households that have had a smart meter installed in their property have also had one or more unique energy efficiency...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what guidance his Department provides to its managers on how many days training should be made available to staff.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the average number of days training of full-time equivalent staff employed in his Department was in each of the last three...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his Department's training budget was in each of the last three financial years.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much his Department spent on training in each of the last three financial years.

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2015 to Question 222829, what the (a) research and technology, (b) IT, (c) security, (d)...

  • Attorney General

    • Contempt of Court

      To ask the Attorney General, what recent steps he has taken to promote awareness of the laws on contempt of court among social media users.

    • HSBC

      To ask the Attorney General, what discussions he has had with the Crown Prosecution Service in respect of the possibility of prosecuting HSBC Bank for conspiracy to assist some of its customers...

      Genetics: Human Rights

      To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, Article 3, Part 2 and the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine to...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps he is taking to implement the recommendations of the report from HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary entitled...

      Prosecutions: Public Interest

      To ask the Attorney General, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the criteria used to determine whether or not a prosecution is in the public interest.

      Fraud: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, whether he has issued a direction under 4(b) of the Protocol Between the Attorney General and the Prosecuting Departments to the Serious Fraud Office on a case under...

  • Wales Office

    • Wrexham-Bidston Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government and Merseyrail on electrification of the Wrexham to Bidston railway line.

    • Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what his Department's training budget was in each of the last three financial years.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department spent on training in each of the last three financial years.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Parc Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2015 to Question 221960, how many prisoners were recruited to the credit union at Parc Prison in each month in...

    • Prisons: Private Sector

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

      Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to increase the sentences available in cases of the cyber-bullying of students.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to impose a residence test for legal aid.

      Domestic Violence: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what representations he has recieved from (a) the Law Society, (b) Rights of Women and (c) other organisations on legal aid for victims of domestic violence.

      Prisons: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents of use of force resulted in (a) minor and (b) serious injuries in each private prison in England and Wales in each year since 2010.

      Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress has been made in implementing each of the recommendations of the review into the needs of families bereaved by homicide, published by his...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2015 to Question 223157, how many times (a) aggravated damages and (b) exemplary damages have been awarded...

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average age was of a magistrate on 1 April (a) 1989, (b) 1994, (c) 2000, (d) 2005, (e) 2010 and (f) 2014.

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of magistrates were aged (a) over 65, (b) 55 to 65, (c) 45 to 55, (d) 35 to 45, (e) 25 to 35 and (f) under 25 on 1 April (i) 1989, (ii)...

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of magistrates were (a) female, (b) male and (c) of BAME origin on 1 April (i) 1989, (ii) 1994, (iii) 2000, (iv) 2005, (v) 2010 and (vi)...

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many magistrates there were on 1 April (a) 1989, (b) 1994, (c) 2000, (d) 2005, (e) 2010 and (f) 2014.

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers who have received severance or redundancy packages since May 2010, have subsequently been re-employed as prison officers.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Job Creation: Elmbridge

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many new jobs have been created in (a) Elmbridge and (b) Esher and Walton constituency since May 2010; and what the effect of such job creation has...

    • Employment: Havering

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people were in full-time employment in Havering in each year since 2010.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for which organisations he has a role in deciding appointments to Trustee and Executive boards; which such organisations currently do...

    • Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his Department's impact assessment of the reform of the Electronic Communications Code, published on 16 January 2015,...

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Office for National Statistics' report, Measuring national...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate Ofcom has made of the proportion of (a) broadband users, (b) rural small and medium-sized enterprise broadband users, (c)...

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to (a) tackle the gender pay gap and (b) increase the number of women in the video games industry.

      Bafta

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding BAFTA receives from his Department and its agencies; and what diversity guidance and requirements accompany that funding.

      Telecommunications: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance his Department issues on what compensation is payable for the loss of both landline and internet services for the period...

      Mobile Phones: Hebrides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2015 to Question 220134, whether the 90 per cent 4G geographical coverage will cover the Outer...

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to adopt the measures contained in the Football Governance Bill.

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will hold discussions with the English Premier League on increased investment in grassroots football, in response to the recent...

      Radio: Wycombe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to arrange for licensing of the Wycombe Sound radio station to be expedited.

      Football: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on issues arising from the measures contained in the Football Governance Bill.

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the European Commission on the Digital Single Market.

      Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to promote UK creative industries in Europe.

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the provision of superfast broadband to rural businesses in all parts of the UK.

      Gambling: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to publish the Government's response to the review of gambling advertising before the General Election.

      Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on UK creative...

      Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the flag of the Commonwealth nations will fly on public buildings on Commonwealth Day 2015.

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the BBC about the funding of the BBC and its regional programming.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Correspondence

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what the average daily number of letters sent from the House of Commons to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Ukraine: Russia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they were invited to take part in the talks between President Hollande, Chancellor Merkel and President Putin concerning a peaceful settlement in...

    • India

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of freedom of religion or belief in India following the election of Prime Minister Modi.

      India

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance have they provided or intend to provide to those human rights organisations committed to strengthening India’s commitment to and...

      Tunisia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what share of Arab Partnership Funds will be devoted to Tunisia in 2015/16 and subsequent years; and whether they have any plans to increase those funds.

      Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking steps to facilitate an exchange of prisoners held as a result of fighting in Ukraine, whether through the Organisation for Security...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning its financing of the World Zionist Organization to assign Palestinian land to Jewish...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 2 February (HL 4414), whether in the light of recent reports of shell shock among Gazan...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel following reported the deaths of Bedouin women in an accident with Israeli police tractors.

      Occupied Territories

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the new European Union guidelines on settlements were published in their entirety on 1 January; and whether there are any plans to make the...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the United Kingdom’s annual financial contribution to the UNAMID peacekeeping force budget in Sudan; what monitoring mechanism is used to...

      Eritrea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the assurances given by the government of Eritrea to Home Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials who visited...

      Arms Control

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the February 2015 meeting of the "P5 Process", what proposals they will be making in preparation for the April 2015 Non-proliferation Treaty...

      Tunisia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to increase the resources available to the United Kingdom Embassy in Tunis.

      Tunisia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what ministerial visits to Tunisia are planned for the coming 12 months.

      Tunisia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Arab Partnership Participation Fund will be used to help improve border security in Tunisia.

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are making representations to the government of Bahrain about its revocation of nationality of citizens of that country.

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran about the detention of journalists in Iran.

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of Iran’s financial and material support for Hamas.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in relation to the arrest and reported incommunicado detention...

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the human rights situation in Libya.

      Mali

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the human rights situation in Mali.

      Guinea-Bissau

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the human rights situation in Guinea-Bissau.

      Eritrea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the human rights situation in Eritrea.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the human rights situation in Sudan.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • European Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Northern Ireland Office and its...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • European Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to UK Export Finance and its associated...

    • European Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to UK Trade and Investment and its...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the reconstruction and demilitarisation of Gaza.

    • Unrwa

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the funding available to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East in Gaza.

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current humanitarian situation in Gaza.

      Unrwa

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to pledge any funds to assist United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East in Gaza to restart its cash...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of any proposals to prevent burns and other accidents in Gaza caused by overcrowding and unsafe heating and lighting.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what resources they are providing to the Moving Energy Initiative for Middle Eastern Refugees; to what extent any such assistance will include solar energy...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Males

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 20 January concerning the numbers of male and female teachers in primary and secondary schools (HL4276), in...

    • Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to enhance the quality of careers guidance available in schools in England.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage co-operation in training between the armed forces of the United Kingdom and those of the Republic of Ireland.

    • Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much they plan to spend on providing English language training courses for the Burmese Army.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any review of the training being provided to the Burmese Army has examined concerns about the shooting and killing of Sai Sarm Tip in eastern Shan...

      Armed Forces: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the strategy for combating alcohol abuse in the armed forces.

      Army

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) horses, and (2) tanks, the British Army has.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people were recruited to the regular army, navy and airforce over the last six months; and how those numbers compare to targets for such recruitment.

      European Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Ministry of Defence and its...

      Russia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Merlin anti-submarine warfare helicopters were employed in the hunt for a suspected Russian submarine to the west of the United Kingdom this year.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on families of their policy to freeze rather than uprate the state pensions of those living abroad.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why no target or key performance indicators have been set for the collection of child maintenance arrears.

      European Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Department for Work and Pensions...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Pensions, Steve Webb MP, on 21 May 2012 (HC Deb, col 506W), how many of the targeted 700,000 Post...

  • Home Office

    • Terrorism: France

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many members of the security service, Home Office officials or police officers have travelled to Paris following the recent terrorist attacks there to be...

    • Asylum: Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following their policy of prioritising survivors of sexual violence for their Syrian refugee resettlement programme, what similar action they are taking in...

      Police: Road Traffic Control

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Traffic Police Officers were in post in 2010; and how many are in post according to the latest published figures.

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many multi-agency vehicle enforcement checks were mounted in each of the last five years.

      National Crime Agency: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the vote in the Northern Ireland Assembly on 3 February on the National Crime Agency, when they expect that Agency to be fully operational...

      Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to overhaul child abuse investigations.

      Charlie Hebdo

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they have given to police forces on the action to be taken in relation to information on persons who have ordered or received copies of Charlie...

  • Scotland Office

    • European Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Scotland Office and its...

    • European Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Office of Advocate General for...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Electricity: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that companies which supply electricity will reflect reductions in the cost of fuel in their charges to customers.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for deciding the terms of service of the Chair and members of the Chilcot inquiry.

    • Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial or other incentives are in place to ensure that the Chair and members of the Chilcot inquiry complete their work within a reasonable time.

      Devolution: England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 26 January (HL4275) concerning a referendum for an English parliament, since the Command Paper...

      Elections: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 applies spending limits to stand-alone blogs such as the...

      Civil Servants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the latest available figures for the number of (1) men, and (2) women, employed in the Home Civil Service.

      Rape

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many rapes were reported to police in the United Kingdom in the last 12 months for which they have figures; and of that number (1) how many resulted in...

      Ministers: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 22 January (HL4091), whether they will now answer the original question, including the total...

      Childbirth

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the annual increase in the United Kingdom of births since 2002 they consider to be due to (1) rising fertility among United Kingdom-born...

      Households

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the increase in successive censuses since 1961 in the number of households in England and Wales they consider to be due to increases in...

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Public Buildings: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to ensure that sports centres, theatres and other public places are being adapted to provide for those people who are physically...

    • Horse Guards Parade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for the maintenance of buildings, parapets, and statues on Horse Guards Parade.

      BBC

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Future of News report published by the BBC on 28 January.

  • Department of Health

    • Action on Smoking and Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House the grant letters and reports relating to payments and the objectives of their funding the Action on...

    • Doctors

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) male, and (2) female, medical doctors including general practitioners are employed by the National Health Service.

      Mesothelioma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 23 December 2014 (HL3669), what grant applications were made to the National Institute for Health and Care...

      NHS: Competition

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any plans by NHS England to publish (1) with Monitor, or (2) without Monitor, a choice and competition framework as required by the Health...

      Influenza

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect people from this year’s seasonal flu, in the light of concerns expressed about the efficacy of the vaccine.

      Pancreatic Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to ensure that patients with pancreatic cancer can gain access to the latest and most effective treatments.

      NHS: Part-time Employment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 10 February (HL4453), what plans they have to encourage NHS Trusts to employ and re-employ experienced medical...

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