Written answers

Friday, 27 February 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many of Network Rail's Control Period 5 projects have had a cost determination under the Office of Rail Regulation's Enhancement Cost Adjustment...

    • Tugboats: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the response times for tug boats assisting shipping incidents on the west of Scotland have been in the last year.

      Great Western Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what records are available to Network Rail regarding the location of buried trackside signalling cables on the Great Western Main Line.

      Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent to date on (a) Reading Station Area Resignalling and Remodelling, (b) East West Phase 1, (c) the Northern Hub, (d)...

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the performance of Network Rail's principal contractor on the North West electrification project; and what estimate he...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many planned possessions have been cancelled by Network Rail since 1 January 2015; and on how many such occasions were train and freight operators...

  • Home Office

    • Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total value of contracts her Department has with private sector providers was in each of the last five years for which records are...

    • Police Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police stations have (a) been in operation and (b) closed in each police force area in each of the last five years.

      Riot Control Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the (a) total cost of training police officers in the use of water cannons and (b) cost of such...

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that biometric data is deleted with minimal delay when arrests are made unlawfully or incorrectly.

      Police: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average police helicopter response times have been for each police force in each of the last five years.

      National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the National Extremism Tactical Co-ordination Unit had a meeting with the Consulting Association in 2008; and if she will...

      Police: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any police force currently has operational staff working within trade unions.

      Police: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish all of the information her Department holds on Special Demonstration Squad activity within trade unions between 1996 and...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to page 107 of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2013-14, HC17, what the value is of each antique and...

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to page 107 of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2013-14, HC17, what the value is of each building...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to page 104 of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2013-14, HC17, what the amount spent was on each...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to page 105 of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2013-14, HC17, what the reasons are for the...

      Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Bangladeshi counterpart on threats to the leader of the Bangladesh National Party and...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to page 104 of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2013-14, HC17, what the amount spent was on each...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to page 104 of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2013-14, HC17, what the reasons are for the...

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance his Department is providing for security in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan.

      Malaysia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Malaysia on the conviction on 9 February 2015 of Anwar Ibrahim; when he...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total value of contracts his Department has with private sector providers was in each of the last five years for which...

      British Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to page 77 of the British Council's Annual Report and Accounts 2013-14, what the value is of each tangible fixed...

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2014 to Question 209807, what further progress he has made in bringing to justice those...

      Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to publish his Department's next six monthly report on Hong Kong.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Jobseeker's Allowance: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of unemployed young people did not claim jobseeker's allowance in each month since January 2010.

    • Government Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the advertising budget was for each Government department in the financial years (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, (c) 2013-14 and (d) 2014-15.

      Social Enterprises

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2014 to Question 211134, how much funding has gone to each of the social enterprise incubators named; and how the...

      Wines

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of people directly employed in the wine industry and that industry's supply chain in the UK.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of payments by the Skills Funding Agency under the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers scheme were made within 30...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2015 to Question 222107, how many apprentices of each age group were employees of his...

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many full time equivalent officials of what civil service grade work on each of his Department's sector strategies.

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many businesses have engaged with each Catapult Centre in each year since it opened.

      New Businesses: Esher

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many new businesses were created in Esher and Walton constituency in each year since 2005.

  • Department for International Development

    • Training

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

    • Training

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

      Training

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

      Training

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

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the total value of contracts her Department has with private sector providers was in each of the last five years for which...

      Malawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to work with the government of Malawi to enhance financial controls and transparency in that...

      Malawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding has been allocated to NGOs and other non-state actors since bilateral support to Malawi was suspended in November...

      Malawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations her Department has made to the Malawian government on the introduction of user fees for health and education...

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department is providing for security in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan.

  • Department for Education

    • Free Schools: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many free schools there currently are in (a) Preston, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West; and how much funding her Department has allocated to...

    • Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total value of contracts her Department has with private sector providers was in each of the last five years for which records are available.

      Free Schools: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 16 February 2015 to Question 223512, how many students attend the (a) three free schools in Lancashire local authority area,...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprentices employed by (a) her Department and (b) its executive agencies and associated bodies are aged (i) 16 to 18, (ii) 19 to 24 and...

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure schools do not require uniforms to be bought from specialist providers.

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to reduce the costs of school uniforms.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what amount her Department spent on marketing (a) the Troops to Teachers scheme and (b) each other Initial Teacher Training scheme between June 2013...

      Teachers: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of (a) the expected number of applicants for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 cohorts of the Troops to Teachers scheme,...

      Teachers: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of the two-year extension of the Troops to Teachers scheme.

      Armed Forces: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what feedback her Department has received from schools on the effectiveness of the British Armed Forces: Learning Resource 2014.

      Educational Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations she has received on the BUSK campaign for safe coach transport in relation to coach tour companies being contracted for...

      Educational Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department issues to schools on the sleeping conditions for coach drivers on long-distance school trips.

      Educational Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when guidance on safe transport for long-distance school trips was last reviewed.

      Educational Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department has issued to schools on ensuring that safe conditions apply to coach drivers contracted to provide transport for...

      Armed Forces: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the number of schools that opened the Autumn 2014 termly email from her Department which included a link to...

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many 16 to 18 year olds are studying for BTEC qualifications at each level in (a) schools, (b) sixth form colleges and (c) and further education...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many blocks recorded as part of the Property Data Survey Programme were in (a) good, (b) satisfactory, (c) poor and (d) bad condition.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the summary report of the Property Data Survey Programme, published in January 2015, how many schools were rated as being (a) good,...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Training

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

    • Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what procedures are in place to inform victims of the reasons for any delays in criminal matters being listed for court.

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what government funds are available for victims' support organisations in England and Wales.

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce the delays in criminal proceedings in courts in England and Wales.

      Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many cases in which a suspect had been charged for offences committed in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 a trial had not commenced after (i) six and (ii)...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to help people protect their personal data.

      Contempt of Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer on 12 February 2015 to Question 223311, what calculations were made to determine that to answer the original question would incur...

      Non-molestation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the contribution by the hon. Member for North West Cambridgeshire of 18 March 2014, Official Report, column 625 and pursuant to the...

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers have been dismissed (a) in total and (b) through lack of capacity following an employment tribunal hearing in the last three...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total value of contracts his Department has with private sector providers was in each of the last five years for which records are available.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Radioactive Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many nuclear safety events there were at HMNB Clyde and RNAD Coulport, by category, in each of the last six years.

    • Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2015 to Question 222434, what consideration his Department has given to deployment of the UK Reapers in storage for...

      Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the first recruitment of Gurkha soldiers into the British Army.

      Training

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

      Wind Power: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons his Department does not plan to give evidence at the planning inquiry in respect of wind turbines and precision approach radar at...

      Bomb Disposal: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions were explosive ordnance disposal personnel deployed in Northern Ireland to deal with devices or suspect devices between 20...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that the disability benefits regime takes into account the symptoms of multiple sclerosis which are...

    • Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding has been provided to the Rapid Response Service in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in each of...

      Universal Credit: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the Universal Credit IT system in Leigh, Greater Manchester, was out of action for three consecutive days in the first week...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received from local authorities in Tranche 1 for universal credit roll-out about his Department's implementation...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2015 to Question 224391, what targets his Department has for the timeliness of processing benefits.

      Employment Schemes: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals in Peterborough constituency have participated in the work choice scheme in each year since 2010; and if he will make a...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the extent of partnership working between work programme providers and local NHS and public health bodies; and...

      Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he has taken to implement the commitments in Fuller Working Lives - a framework for action, published by his Department in June 2014.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average amount of funding provided by his Department to a local authority is for personal budgeting support when universal credit is...

      Access to Work Programme: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals have (a) applied for and (b) been granted assistance through the access to work programme in Peterborough constituency in...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many recipients of disability living allowance have been required to make repayments to his Department after continuing to claim the...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many prosecutions have been brought for benefit fraud in each year since 2010.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Horses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the powers available to local authorities to intervene on privately-owned land to (a)...

    • Thames Flood Barrier

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times the Thames Barrier has to close in a single year to breach Tier 1 of the Thames Estuary 2100 Plan.

      Birds of Prey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the number of endangered and protected birds of prey which have been killed by owners of...

      Game: Gun Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will require people shooting grouse for sport to have gained basic shooting skills, so birds are killed quickly...

      Game: Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effects of intensive, monocultural grouse production on biodiversity.

      Animal Welfare: Trapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of (a) foxes, (b) badgers and (c) domestic pets killed by snare traps since the...

      Game: Gun Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total cost to the public purse of subsidies provided to owners and operators of grouse moors was in each of the...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what number and proportion of planning applications to build on sites in (a) Dudley, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England...

    • Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the total value of contracts his Department has with private sector providers was in each of the last five years for which...

  • Wales Office

    • Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the total value of contracts his Department has with private sector providers was in each of the last five years for which records are available.

  • HM Treasury

    • Landlords: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will assess the effect on revenues to the Exchequer of buy-to-let landlords (a) being able to offset their bank interest against taxable income, (b)...

    • Renewable Energy: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effects on the number of community energy co-operatives of the removal of entitlement to Enterprise Investment Scheme tax...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of an average-priced bottle of wine which is paid in tax.

      Wines

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total contribution to the Exchequer of the wine industry was in each of the last five years.

      Spirits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of gin sold in the UK was produced domestically in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Spirits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what quantity of spirits produced in the UK was exported in 2013.

      Public Accounts Committee

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he next plans to publish Treasury minutes: progress report on implementing recommendations of Public Accounts Committee.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many successful prosecutions for breaches of national minimum wage legislation there have been since 2010.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what emission certification dedicated to E class fuels exists under the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.

    • Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether it is his policy that the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme accepts an emissions certificate where an E class fuel group is...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether pelletized waste coffee beans or grounds are included in the definition of E class fuels for the purpose of the Renewable Heat...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total value of contracts her Department has with private sector providers was in each of the last five years for which records are...

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many apprentices employed by (a) his Department and (b) its executive agencies and associated bodies are aged (i) 16 to 18, (ii) 19...

    • Broadband: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many fibre broadband hub stations there are in each local government area in Wales; how many such hubs are live; and what the...

      Broadband: Ashford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of broadband in the rural areas of Ashford constituency; and if he will make a...

      Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has spent on advertising on Classic FM in each of the last 12 months.

      Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has spent on advertising on regional commercial radio stations in each of the last 12 months.

  • Department of Health

    • Training

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

    • In Vitro Fertilisation: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of IVF cycle procedures that were carried out by West Midlands NHS trusts in the most recent year for which...

      Training

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

      Postural Tachycardia Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department issues to NHS trusts on the effective diagnosis and treatment of postural tachycardia syndrome.

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will delay the commencement of regulations on the standardised packaging of tobacco products for 12 months or until any legal challenges have been...

      Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research his Department has conducted, funded or commissioned into the transmission of antimicrobial resistance from animal pathogens to...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total value of contracts his Department has with private sector providers was in each of the last five years for which records are available.

      Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve patient care for people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered nurses (a) left and (b) joined NHS employment in each of the last five years.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of income received by commissioning support units from clinical commissioning groups is spent supporting clinical commissioning groups in...

      NHS Walk-in Centres: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding NHS walk-in centres in (a) Preston, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West received from Government in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012,...

      Methadone: Blyth Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in Blyth Valley constituency were on methadone maintenance treatment in the last three years; and what proportion of all NHS spending on...

      Ambulance Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings Ministers in his Department have had with the North West Amublance Service on ambulance cover and ambulance waiting times in (a) Preston...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects that the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Dataset will start publishing data; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he (a) received and (b) plans to publish the report by Lord Rose on NHS Leadership.

      Hepatitis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answers of 19 January 2015 to Questions 219601 and 219602, when NHS England plans to make an accouncement regarding its plans for...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of differences in genetic susceptibility to obesity.

      Asthma: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many asthma patients in England have been prescribed short-acting reliever inhalers in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expected target dates are for completion of the reports commissioned from consultants into the challenged local health economy of (a)...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which consultancy firm has been commissioned to review the challenged local health economy of (a) Staffordshire, (b) Eastern Cheshire, (c) South West...

      Burns: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on the burns review in the South East; and which hospitals are affected by that review.

      Asthma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of stay in hosptial was for people admitted with a primary diagnosis of asthma in each of the last five years.

      Social Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2015 to Question 223818, what progress his Department has made in discussions with the Royal British Legion on how...

      Macular Degeneration: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will review regulations applying to the licensing of the drug Avastin for use in eye conditions, in response to recent research on that drug's...

      Colorectal Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Government is doing to support endoscopy units to ensure that there is sufficient capacity in resources and staff for the roll-out of the bowel...

      Colorectal Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have (a) been invited to take part in and (b) taken part in (i) the bowel scope screening programme and (ii) the faecal occult blood test...

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the support available to people with epilepsy.

  • Women and Equalities

    • UN Conference on Women

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when her Office plans to publish the results of its survey to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

    • UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent progress she has made on implementing the recommendations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on the UK's...

      UN Commission on the Status of Women

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the Government’s objectives are for the fifty ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Sleeping Rough: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the number of people sleeping rough in Greater London; and how many places in hostels are available for homeless adults in...

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