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Written answers

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many railway stations in (a) Nottinghamshire, (b) England and (c) the UK are not compliant with disability access guidelines and requirements.

    • Bus Services: Tyne and Wear

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the review his Department has commissioned KPMG to conduct on bus market dynamics will assess the Tyne and Wear bus market.

      Bus Services: Tyne and Wear

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether KPMG has been given unrestricted access to commercially sensitive data held by his Department for its inquiry into bus market dynamics.

      Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the relationship between direct air connectivity between UK airports and overseas locations and tourism from the...

      Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons it is not a requirement to monitor and detect in real time organo-phosphate compounds in the cabin air of aircraft operating in and...

      Aviation: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of direct flights from Scottish airports to emerging economies which have commenced since 2010.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of co-ordination of work by the train operating companies and Network Rail in order to...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff transferred from Swansea Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre to Milford Haven Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre between January...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff were employed at (a) Swansea and (b) Milford Haven Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre in (i) August 2013, (ii) February 2014, (iii)...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the amount of money that has been saved by the Government by making vehicle tax registration available online.

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many hours of training Milford Haven staff have received from staff at the Swansea Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre on knowledge of the...

      A595

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times the A595 has been closed to traffic because of (a) roadworks and (b) accidents in each of the last 10 years.

      Southern Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent representations he has made to Southern Railway about its performance.

      London Bridge Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has made to Network Rail about engineering works at London Bridge station and their effects on rail services into and out of...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, under what circumstances his Department may remove a franchise from a train operating company before the scheduled end of a franchise contract.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Inquiry into Anti-Semitism, published in February 2015 by the All-Party Group on Anti-Semitism, if he...

    • New Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what support his Department is providing to coalfield communities to help develop new businesses; and what estimate he has made...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many business tenants are in place in each Enterprise Zone.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he will be laying a Gifting Minute before the House in respect of Saxon armoured vehicles exported to Ukraine.

    • Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the government of Cyprus on that country's proposed renewal of its military...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the likelihood of a two-state solution emerging in the Middle East.

      Russia and Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the strategic analysis capability of his Department in relation to Russia and the Middle East.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of progress in the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries.

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to tackle extremist ideology and to reduce its appeal worldwide.

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Pakistan on discrimination and violence against people of minority...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with (a) trade unions representing the offshore workforce and (b) industry representatives on the...

    • Offshore Industry: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent fall in the price of oil on (a) projects, (b) employment prospects and...

      Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to resolve the mis-selling of Enterprise Finance Guarantee loans to small business by the...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, to state the date or dates on which export licence approval was given for the export of Saxon armoured vehicles to Ukraine, the...

      Insolvency Act 1986

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Insolvency Act 1986.

      Arms Trade: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many export licences have been issued to UK companies selling military equipment to the Ukrainian armed forces in the last...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to figure 31 of the Apprenticeship Pay Survey 2014, published in December 2014, what proportion of apprentices...

  • Department for International Development

    • Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has spent on legal fees in the case of The Queen (on the application of O) and the Secretary of State for...

  • Department for Education

    • Sixth Form Colleges: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions Ministers in her Department have had with sixth form colleges on VAT exemption and linking with Academies since May 2010.

    • Sixth Form Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether sixth form colleges can apply for academy status; and if she will make a statement.

      University Technical Colleges: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons her Department's funding for a university technical college on the side of the former Anfield Comprehensive School was withdrawn.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which offences prisoners serving a sentence of 12 months or less had committed (a) on the latest date for which information is held and (b) during the...

    • Court Orders: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much compensation has been ordered to be paid by courts in North Wales in the last three years for which records are available; and how much of that...

      Information Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what comparative information his Department holds on pay rates of the Information Commissioner's Office and other independent regulators and ombudsmen...

      Information Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average percentage pay rise was of Executive Team staff at the Information Commissioner's Office since June 2014; and what average pay increase...

      Courts: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to his Answer of 13 January 2015 to Question 217622, what the resource requirements are for each planned stage of the court reform programme;...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much in legal aid claims was paid to Leigh Day in 2013-14.

      Court Orders: Grandparents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2015 to Question 223614, how many such applications by grandparents for child arrangement orders were successful...

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Voting Behaviour

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether the Electoral Commission will increase its target for voter increase.

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 9 December 2014 to Question 216723, which local electoral...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, which 10 local authorities had the greatest proportional drop in electoral...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how much the Electoral Commission plans to spend on television advertising to...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what representations the Electoral Commission has received about monitoring and...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what estimate the Electoral Commission has made of the cost per registration of 16...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what research, actions and advice the Electoral Commission undertook to ensure that...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what advice the Electoral Commission gave to Electoral Registration Officers on (a)...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether the Electoral Commission has sufficient data to recommend whether the end of...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what interim assessments the Electoral Commission has made of the accuracy of the...

      Electoral Register: Devon

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what assessment the Electoral Commission has made of the reasons for the recent...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether the local authorities which did not take sufficient action to conduct a...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, when the Electoral Commission first knew of the problems with the registration...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what assessment the Electoral Commission has made of the effects of its handling of...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what progress the Electoral Commission has made in differentiating in online...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what representations the Electoral Commission made to (a) the Cabinet Office and (b)...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library (a) a copy of the risk assessment carried out by his Department in relation to the choice of Bassingbourn camp for the...

    • LIBOR: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding from LIBOR fines was distributed to veterans' charities in each (a) region and (b) constituent part of the UK in each year since 2012.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spends on training members of each of the Armed Forces each year.

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information he has as to whether Saxon armoured vehicles exported to Ukraine will have arms mounted on them by Ukroboronprom or any other Ukrainian...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cases of non-compliance relating to the return of dangerous goods from Afghanistan there have been in the last 12 months.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what operations vote (a) Department Expenditure Limit and (b) Annually Managed Expenditure outturn by subhead was in (i) near cash and (ii) non-cash...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value is of military equipment (a) returned to the UK, (b) destroyed in Afghanistan and (c) gifted to the Afghan government since the...

      Information Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the new role will be of the 77th Brigade; and how many troops will be involved in that initiative.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to increase the number of people qualified and experienced in munitions and explosives.

      Single Source Regulations Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he requests the Single Source Regulation Office to perform additional analysis, on the basis of information it has received or generated, but which...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2014 to Question 211346, in what ways is the issue of human rights closely examined before any military assistance...

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2014 to Question 211346, what expertise and advice the UK has provided on international humanitarian law and human...

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) RAF Regiment, (b) Royal Marines and (c) Regular Army personnel have been made redundant in each of the last five years; and how many such...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has set any targets for Maximum to deal with the backlog of legacy work capability assessments queries which will be transferred...

    • Cold Weather Payments: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Peterborough constituency received a cold weather payment in the last 12 months for which records are available; and if...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of universal credit claimants likely to face hardship as a result of the seven-day waiting period...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will commission research into the reasons why the largest category of people transferred from incapacity benefit to the fit-to-work...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will commission research into the effect of benefit sanctions on the (a) mental and (b) physical health of people on jobseeker's...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's most recent estimate is of the number of Child Support Agency cases within each segment of the planned case closure...

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2015 to Question 224963, on which dates he or his Ministerial colleagues have met a former Remploy...

      Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2015 to Question 224791, what topics he discussed with staff during his visit to Preston Benefit Centre...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people making an application for universal credit are not registered on the real-time information system.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food and Environment Research Agency: Thirsk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking through the Food and Environmental Research Agency deal to support businesses in Thirsk and Malton.

    • Dangerous Dogs Exemptions Schemes (England and Wales) Order 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she consulted with (a) the British Veterinary Association, (b) the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which organisations made reports in the first round of reporting under the Adaptation Reporting Power; and which of those...

      Floods: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department will publish the assessments it has prepared of the potential effects of an East Coast storm surge on...

      Thames Flood Barrier

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish the correspondence between the (a) Environment Agency and (b) Committee on Climate Change and her...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how the conclusions of the Environment Agency's long-term investment scenarios were refelcted in funding decisions taken as...

  • Home Office

    • Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the success of efforts to reduce the potential radicalisation of British Muslims in the UK.

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to which Home Office Reporting Centre further submissions under rule 353 of the Immigration Rules were initially made in each of the last...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of further submissions made under rule 353 of the Immigration Rules were (a) accepted as fresh claims and (b)...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) grants and (b) refusals of international protection her Department made in cases where further submissions under rule 353 of...

      Asylum: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2015 to Question 218892, what average length of time it takes for her Department to grant a visa after a...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that new psychoactive substances identified by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the enquiries of the hon. Member for Chesterfield on behalf of Mr S Jackson, passed to her Department by the...

  • HM Treasury

    • Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the names of individuals with whom HM Revenue and Customs has reached an out of court agreement to settle cases of tax evasion that came...

    • Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with (a) the Crown Prosecution Service, (b) the Attorney General, (c) HM Revenue and Customs and (d) the Financial Conduct...

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 17 February 2015 to Question 223222, how many staff made up the specialist inheritance tax compliance teams in each of the last...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the legal costs and fines recovered from (a) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (b) KPMG, (c) Ernst & Young and (d) Deloitte after tax...

      Tax Avoidance and Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in HM Revenue and Customs have been assigned to deal with (a) pursuing cases of tax evasion and (b) investigating tax avoidance schemes in...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will appoint an independent commission to investigate claims about the roles of PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Ernst & Young and Deloitte in...

      Money Laundering and Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) discussions he had and (b) decisions were taken on tackling (i) money laundering and (ii) tax evasion at the meeting of G20 finance ministers in...

      Government Departments: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost of off-payroll arrangements in government departments and their arm's length bodies was in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the Rate of Return on Equity for each of the Distribution Network Operators under Distribution Price...

    • Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the oral contribution by the hon. Member for Hastings and Rye of 14 January 2015, Official Report, column 931, what the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Spirits

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the contribution of the domestic spirits industry to the economy of (a) Northern Ireland and (b) the UK; and if he will...

    • Spirits

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs supported by the domestic spirits industry in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) the UK.

      Science: Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) men and (b) women working in the (i) technology and (ii) engineering sector.

      Public Sector: Mutual Societies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of people who work in public sector mutuals.

      Meetings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the minutes of the meetings of his Department's risk and resource security working group from 6 May 2010 to date.

      Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the salary is of the chief executive officer of his Department's Community Organising programme.

      Charities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many inquiries into faith-based charities of each faith have been opened by the Charity Commission in each of the last three years.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Public Libraries : Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on plans to reduce funding for Libraries NI in 2015-16.

    • Arts: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the oral Answer of the Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy of 15 January 2015, Official Report, column 989, what...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the Statement of Commitment between the Government and mobile network operators signed on 17 December 2014.

      Broadband: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) small and medium-sized enterprises based and (b) broadband connection vouchers...

      Telford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much and what proportion of the cost of his visit to Telford on 11 December 2014 was paid out of public funds.

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2015 to Question 223186, if he will make an assessment of the accuracy of statistics published by...

      Public Service Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2015 to Quesiton 223684, when the consultation on the framework of regulation that governs the...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment his Department has made of the accuracy of the data provided by the Electoral Commission on the 2014 Electoral Registers used for the...

  • Department of Health

    • Infectious Diseases: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will hold discussions with medical bodies on funding for developing a cure for the common cold.

    • Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will provide funding to ensure that vaccines that are not resistant to flu bug virus are available.

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the availability in obtaining dispensing appliance contractor licenses on patients with complex conditions.

      Asthma

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

      Mental Health Services: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of mental health services for children and young people in South Kent; and if he will make a...

      Prosthetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the use of 3D printing in research, design and production of recreational prosthetics.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when vaccinations for human papillomavirus for men who have sex with men will be implemented.

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans are in place for an audit of the commissioning process for sexual health services.

      Weather: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on the NHS Choices Winter Health Advice campaign; and for what purpose that expenditure has been incurred.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what type of proton therapy machine NHS England plans to install in (a) Manchester and (b) London.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the results of the 2014 National Cancer Peer Review programme cycle will be published.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS clinical reference groups are chaired by employees of NHS England or people receiving financial reimbursement from NHS England.

      Speech Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on which specialised augmentative and alternative communication providers have hired speech and language therapists...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were sent abroad for proton therapy in each of the last five years; how many such patients were children in each of those years; and...

      Dialysis Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to ensure equal patient access to dialysis treatment throughout the UK when the provision for dialysis treatment is transferred...

      Dialysis Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who his Department consulted on the transfer of dialysis treatment to clinical commissioning groups.

      Hereditary Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the health effects of consanguineous marriages; and what steps he is taking to reduce them.

      Asthma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2014 to Question 211703, how many people were recorded on a general practice register with a diagnosis of asthma in...

      Family Nurse Partnership Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans to publish the next phase of the evaluation of the Family Nurse Partnership.

      Epilepsy: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to support teenagers with epilepsy.

      Cervical Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will change guidelines on cervical smear tests to permit GPs to conduct such tests on women outside of routine screening time frames, if the GP...

      NHS: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS properties in Sussex are currently unused; and what estimate he has made of the value of those properties.

      NHS: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the current value of unused NHS property.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with NICE on its potential new indicator on obesity to be included in NICE's Quality and Outcomes Framework indicator menu.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of patients identified by their general practitioner as being obese have (a) received follow-up advice on how to lose or manage their...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Retail Ombudsman

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Retail Ombudsman was given Cabinet Office approval to use the word "ombudsman" in their title; on what date any such approval was given; and...

  • Department for Education

  • Ministry of Justice

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Veterans: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been spent to help members of the armed forces living in Northern Ireland with their transition back to civilian life in each of the last three...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Motor Vehicles: Rights of Way

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 23 February (HL4993), whether (1) National Trails and (2) the National Association for Areas of...

    • Lake District National Park

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the area of land that is owned by the Lake District National Park Authority; and whether they will list the sites that it owns.

      Lake District National Park

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when, for what stated purposes and in what circumstances (including whether gifted or purchased) the following sites were acquired by the Lake District...

      Lake District National Park

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each of the following sites owned by the Lake District National Park Authority, what is the current public access situation, what will be the public...

      National Parks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which sites have been disposed of by National Park Authorities in England in the past 10 years; when, to whom and for what consideration the disposal took...

  • Home Office

    • Entry Clearances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to transfer control of the issuing of visitor visas from the Home Office to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

    • Asylum: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people claimed asylum in the United Kingdom due to their sexuality in each of the years from 2008 to 2014; from which countries they came by number;...

  • Cabinet 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 UK Statistics Authority and its...

    • National Income

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 11 December 2014 (HL3588), whether they will list the Gross Domestic Product data inputs that...

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Prime Minister appointed Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint as a trustee and chair of the Natural History Museum; and from whom advice was taken on that...

    • Tickets: Touting

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Mr Ajay Chowdhury, as a Non-Executive Director at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, has had any involvement in the current discussions on...

      Gaelic Athletic Association

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to recognise the Gaelic Athletic Association in England as a body to which grants could be paid.

  • Department of Health

    • NHS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the final outturn for each hospital trust in England for each of the last five years; and how much the surplus or deficit was as a proportion of...

    • NHS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the terms of reference for the forthcoming consultation on the National Tariff.

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