Written answers

Monday, 9 March 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff employed at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency office in Preston were made redundant when it closed; and what the total cost was...

    • M67: Fly Tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the embankments of the M67 in Denton were last assessed for fly tipping.

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing to regional airports to promote the use of such airports by commercial airlines.

      Motorways: Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's policy is on the removal of fly-tipping from motorway embankments.

      M60: M67

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will make an assessment of progress on the M60/M67 interchange pinch point work.

      M60 and M67

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the carriageway, hard shoulder, slip roads, embankments and central reservations of the M67 and M60 will next be cleaned of litter and fly tipping.

      M67: Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will arrange for the flytipping and litter on the embankments of the M67 in Denton to be removed.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on proposals to connect the High Speed 2 railway line with Heathrow Airport.

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve access for people with disabilities at rural train stations.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on safety of proposed changes to EU requirements on qualification for the driving of heavy goods...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to reduce mental health stigma and discrimination as a result of signing up to the Time to Change Pledge.

      Railway Stations: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of ensuring that all railways stations are fully accessible to disabled passengers.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2015 to Question 222661, for what reason a copy of the contracted franchise payment profiles for all train...

      Motability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what advice is available to owners of tax exempt vehicles supplied under the Motability scheme on how to ensure that they are not penalised...

      Roads: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost was to the Highways Agency of collecting litter from the verges and central reservations of (a) motorways and (b) trunk roads in England...

      Railways: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 March 2014, Official Report, column 6W, what the outcome was of the competition inviting bids from train operators in the...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2015 to Question 225389, what representations he has received on the comparative terms of the East Coast Rewards...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the length of time taken by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to review medical information...

      Macquarie Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations his Department has received from Macquarie Bank on investment in or financing of transport and infrastructure projects since May 2010.

      Macquarie Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what meetings his Department has had with Macquarie Bank since May 2010; and who was present at such meetings.

  • Home Office

    • Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of anti-Semitism on freedom of expression and association within the UK.

    • Offences against Children: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of each of the recommendations relating to her Department in the report of...

      Metropolitan Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many administrative staff have been recruited by the Metropolitan Police Service in each year since 2010; and how many such staff are...

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when full details of the new police pension scheme CARE 2015 were communicated to serving police officers.

      Terrorism: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK nationals who travelled to fight in the Iraq-Syria conflict zone have been previously (a) a subject of interest in an...

      Police: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of police officers in Warrington who (a) will be eligible for the new police pension scheme and (b)...

      Terrorism: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of subjects of interest to investigations of the intelligence agencies who have subsequently...

      Post Boxes: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken to detect and deter the theft of postboxes in Christchurch constituency.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the population is of each of the UK Overseas Territories.

    • South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise in UN fora the forcible recruitment of child soldiers in South Sudan.

      Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will establish a fully independent judicial inquiry into UK involvement in rendition and torture.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • National Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions have taken place with the Northern Ireland Executive on the timetable for full implementation of the National Crime Agency in...

  • Attorney General

    • Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Attorney General, what procedures are in place for informing victims of the reasons for delays in criminal matters relevant to their case being listed for court.

    • Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, whether he has sought ministerial representations in a public interest consultation exercise under section 4(e) of the Protocol between the Attorney General and the...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Higher Education: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to attract non-EU academic staff to seek employment at universities in England and Wales.

    • Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the aggregate cost is to the public purse of designing, printing and nationwide display of the Business is Great posters;...

      Archer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions his Department has had with oilfield services company Archer on the plans of that company to reduce its UK...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many businesses have been assisted by the Business Growth Service since its inception.

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many companies have received support under the High Value Opportunities scheme in each month of the 2014-15 financial year.

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many companies have received support under the Overseas Business Networks Initiative in each month of the 2014-15 financial year.

      Small Businesses: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what programmes are administered by the Business Bank; and how many businesses received support from each such programme in each...

      Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for what reasons publication of the final report on the review of enforcement of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading...

      Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which organisations the Minister for (a) Intellectual Property and (b) Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs has met to...

      Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what timetable the Government has in place to provide civil injunctive powers to businesses, in respect of copycat packaging,...

      Manufacturing Industries: Trade Competitiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what analysis he has undertaken of the reasons for the fall of drug manufacturing output in the UK since 2010; what steps he...

      Manufacturing Industries: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to increase the number of women participating in advanced manufacturing apprenticeships.

      Post Offices: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local post offices in rural areas remain in business.

      Offshore Industry: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues in his Department on the level of compliance amongst oil and gas (a)...

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to improve business access to (a) bank and (b) non-bank finance; and if he will make a statement.

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to improve the UK's ranking in the Word Bank's Doing Business survey for (a) starting a business, (b)...

      Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the increase in the UK's total factor productivity was in each of the last 15 years.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to simplify support offered to businesses; and if he will make a statement.

      Direct Selling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent steps the Government has taken to reduce the amount of nuisance post.

      British Business Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much each Business Bank programme has awarded in each month since it began operation to date.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what awards the Green Investment Bank made in each month of the last year.

      British Business Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what level of awareness of finance options provided by the Business Bank was recorded in the last small business survey.

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many businesses have received support from UKTI Support for Exports programmes in the 2014-15 financial year to date.

      Ordnance Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, by what date he plans to conclude a framework agreement for the Ordnance Survey Government company; and if he will publish that...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of UKTI customers reported positively on the quality of UKTI services in the latest period for which figures are...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department spent on (a) television, (b) print, (c) online and (d) billboard advertising mentioning the word...

      Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what amount his Department spent on (a) television, (b) print, (c) online and (d) billboard advertising in each of the last five...

      Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what amount his Department has allocated for spending on (a) television, (b) print, (c) online and (d) billboard advertising in...

      Ordnance Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what impact assessment his Department has undertaken on the conversion of Ordnance Survey into a Government-owned company.

      Estate Agents: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what information his Department holds on how many complaints were made against estate agents to the Property Ombudsman in...

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2015 to Question 223847, what proportion of total bilateral overseas development assistance is...

    • Children: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment and analysis her Department has carried out of the effects and extent of child labour in the regions and sectors where...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that all people working with young people report concerns about those people's welfare to the police.

    • Schools: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to reduce the potential radicalisation of young people in school.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2015 to Question 224093 to the hon. Member for Mid Dorset and North Poole, if she will place in the Library the...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of the amount (a) her Department and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on procurement was paid to small and...

      Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of undisputed invoices her Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies paid within five days in the last period for...

      Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what requirements her Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies place on suppliers in respect of their payment terms to...

      Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of suppliers to her Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies are signatories to the Prompt Payment Code.

      Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of suppliers to her Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies paid subcontractors within 30 days in the last...

      Children in Care: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children have gone missing from (a) residential children's homes and (b) foster care in each of the last five years.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to outsource child safeguarding functions from local authorities; and if she will make a statement.

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department has taken to reduce mental health stigma and discrimination as a result of signing up to the Time to Change Pledge.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much and by what percentage the cost of childcare has increased (a) in nurseries and (b) for childminders in London since 2010.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children from disadvantaged backgrounds have been unable to access free entitlement to childcare for (a) two-year-olds and (b) three and...

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to announce which A-levels will no longer be available in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Contempt of Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the letter sent on 2 February 2015 to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Yardley by HM Courts and Tribunals Services's Performance,...

    • Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many complaints from victims have been received by the Courts and Probation Service in each of the last five years.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what costs may be incurred by the victim when applying for compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how state-funded organisations which support victims are regulated; and how the outcomes of the work of these organisations are monitored by his Department.

      Pre-trial Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will introduce pre-trial hearings to determine the nature of cross-examination of victims and witnesses in crown court proceedings.

      Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners and what proportion of the prison population have killed themselves in each of the last 20 years.

      Courts: Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to improve communication between civil, family and criminal courts.

      Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many victims of stalking or harassment have reported being the subject of vexatious civil or family court applications in each of the last five years.

      Reparation by Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many local authority areas restorative justice is available for victims of crime; and how many victims accessed this service in the last year for...

      Courts: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) Crown and (b) magistrates' courts supply discrete waiting areas for victims and witnesses.

      Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many cases where a suspect had been charged in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 their trial began after more than (i) six and (ii) 12 months.

      Criminal Proceedings

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

      Courts: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2015 to Question 225118, what the stages of the court reform programme are; and when his Department plans to finalise...

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2015 to Question 214860, what the individual offences committed were in the violence against the person category...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for remissions relating to fees for employment tribunal proceedings have been (a) made and (b) awarded in each month since July 2013.

      Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of suppliers to his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies paid subcontractors within 30 days in the last period...

      Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of suppliers to his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies are signatories to the Prompt Payment Code.

      Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what requirements his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies place on suppliers in respect of their payment terms to subcontractors...

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit companies selling an individual's personal information to third parties.

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many members of staff of English prisons are Welsh speakers.

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to the public purse was of Welsh female prisoners held in English prisons in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what costs have been incurred in (a) legal aid and (b) other court costs arising from the issuing of anti-social behaviour orders in the last 12 months...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to reduce mental health stigma and discrimination as a result of signing up to the Time to Change Pledge.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Veterans: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent representations he has received on compensation for Christmas Island nuclear test veterans; and if he will make a statement.

    • Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British military personnel have been assigned to support the training of the Ukrainian armed forces.

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what former British military equipment has been (a) gifted and (b) sold to the Ukrainian armed forces in the last two years.

      Biological Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many biological warfare casualty treatment facilities his Department has in place; and what the state of readiness of those facilities is.

      Biological Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces are trained in biological warfare; and what plans he has to increase the number of such people.

      Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of UK defences against potential air attacks.

      Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many incursions into sovereign UK airspace took place in the last 12 months; and what the nature of those incursions was.

      Territorial Waters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many incursions into sovereign UK waters took place in the last 12 months; and what the nature of those incursions was.

      Patrick Finucane Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether information made available to Desmond de Silva QC for his report on the Patrick Finucane Review included information on Brian Nelson's discharge...

      Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Voyager Aircraft pilots his Department engages; and how many such pilots who started the Voyager Aircraft programme remain flying the aircraft.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the low-level performance of the P-8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what aircraft his Department is considering for the future Maritime Patrol Aircraft capability.

      Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the operational success of the wind-farm-friendly Lockhead Martin TPS-77 radar system; and if he will make a statement.

      Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the trials of the Lockhead Martin TPS-77 radar system to be completed and the results to be published.

      Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Department of Energy and Climate Change Aviation Plan Update (2015), what role his Department is taking in the trials of the...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the amount (a) his Department and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on procurement was paid to small and...

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs that will be created by the construction of the next generation of Royal Navy frigates on the River Clyde.

      Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what requirements his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies place on suppliers in respect of their payment terms to...

      Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of suppliers to his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies are signatories to the Prompt Payment Code.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Means-tested Benefits: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department issues to central and local government officials responsible for processing housing benefit and council tax...

    • Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff are employed at his Department's offices at Palatine House, Preston; and what planned staffing levels at those offices are in...

      Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff directly employed by his Department at the Carer's Allowance Unit, Palatine House, Preston earn (a) more and (b) less than the...

      Unemployed People: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the average cost of travel to routine fortnightly interviews at Jobcentre Plus where claimants live more than a mile from...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on time on benefit of the application of full work conditionality to the employment and...

      Social Rented Housing: Unemployed People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of workless households in social housing.

      Employment: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have found employment through (a) the Work Programme, (b) the Youth Contract and (c) an apprenticeship in (i) City of Bristol...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has undertaken a review of the results of the controlled approach to implementation of the power contained in the Child...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were affected by the changes to the Home Responsibilities Protection scheme which allow for time bringing up children to be...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department next plans to release statistics on the 2012 statutory child maintenance scheme.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many parents with care who have child maintenance arrears but who are not receiving ongoing maintenance through the Child Support Agency...

      Personal Independence Payment: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Warrington have (a) applied for a personal independence payment (PIP) and (b) been unsuccessful in their application for a...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there are circumstances in which it is appropriate for a manager in Jobcentre Plus to press an adviser to increase the number of...

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the progress and effectiveness of the Disability Confident campaign in Hertfordshire.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been in receipt of (a) incapacity benefit and (b) employment and support allowance since June 2011; and how many such...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2015 to Question 225560, when his Department plans to conclude its reviews of all claimant communications...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2015 to the hon. Member for East Ham to Question 222906, if he plans for the number of universal credit...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he has taken to close loopholes in securing child maintenance payments from non-resident parents since 2010.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Child Support Agency cases remain to be migrated to the Child Maintenance Service; and what estimate he has made of when that process...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether an independent evaluation of the effectiveness of the Child Support Agency has been made since 2010.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending his Department's transparency indicators to apply to the timeliness of...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people in receipt of pension credit whose income from their state pension and pension credit was...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many telephones he expects to be available to claimants in Jobcentre Plus in each of the next five years; and what is the average number...

      Widowed Parents Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effects on divorced partners of their exclusion from widowed parents' allowance; and what consultation his...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress he has made on reducing the unemployment rate.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of trends in the number of people ceasing to claim benefits.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his most recent estimate is of the number of working households claiming housing benefit.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's policy is on sanctioning claimants who miss appointments because of probationary commitments.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to review the effectiveness of the mandatory reconsideration process.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Eels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Environment Agency has spent on conserving the habitat of eels since 2010.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of planning applications which are determined under delegated authority by...

    • Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to promote the use of enterprise zones by businesses.

      Starter Home Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in evaluating the potential scope for the starter homes policy, what estimate he has made of the (a) area of land not otherwise...

      Starter Home Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reason the in perpetuity provision applicable to discounts in rural exceptions sites is not applied to homes developed...

      Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what requirements his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies place on suppliers in respect of their...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to reduce mental health stigma and discrimination as a result of signing up to the Time to...

  • Wales Office

    • Senior Civil Servants: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the retention of Welsh as a requirement for applicants to senior managerial public roles...

    • Public Holidays: St David's Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with (a) cabinet colleagues and (b) the Welsh Government on making St David's Day a bank holiday in Wales.

  • HM Treasury

    • Minimum Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2015 to Question 218249, if he will provide a breakdown of the figures in the Answer by (a) employment sector and (b)...

    • National Savings Bonds: Pensioners

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many applications for 65+ Guaranteed Growth Bonds his Department estimated it would receive; how many applications for such bonds have been received;...

      Financial Markets

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make representations to the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority to encourage them to take sustainability issues into account in...

      Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the date, amount and reason for being additional is of each item of the £100 billion of compliance revenues secured since April 2010.

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the change in tax liabilities for shipping companies in the tonnage tax scheme was in each (a) calendar and (b) financial year since the scheme was...

      Remploy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2015 to Question 224963, on which dates since May 2010 Ministers in his Department met a former Remploy employee.

      Personal Income

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the median net income of (a) online short term lending customers, (b) credit card holders and (c) an average UK citizen...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to answer Question 224902, tabled by the hon. Member for Holborn and St Pancras on 23 February 2015 for Named day answer on 26 February 2015.

      Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the European Commission asked the Government for further information in connection with the application for state aid approval for changes to (a)...

      Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Autumn Statement 2014, paragraph 2.77, what the date was of the Government's application for State Aid approval for changes to (a) the...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take in response to the resolution of the House of 26 February 2015 on Equitable Life.

      Multinational Companies: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to ensure that large multinational internet retailers comply with the diverted profits tax.

      Beer: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the revenue to the public purse from sales of beer since April 2014.

      Economic Growth

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what forecasts he has made of economic growth in the next 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Wind Power: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will ensure that alternative theories of the cause of noise associated with wind turbines are considered by his Department's...

    • Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to page four of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's Corporate Assessment Management Plan from May 2013, what area...

      Nuclear Management Partners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2015 to Question 222817, what the (a) performance, (b) efficiency and (c) other fees earned by...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2015 to Question 224209, how much NDA and NDA Properties Limited paid in fees to third parties...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent estimate he has made of the projected number of years of active energy projection from (a) nuclear power, (b) offshore...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to establish an independent panel to oversee the regulation of the shale gas industry.

      Wind Power: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what guidance he has provided to planning authorities on the relevance of amplitude modulation in applications for land-based wind...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many requests his Department has received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for documents submitted by his Department in...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the cost was of the Government submission to the European Commission in support of its application for State Aid approval for the...

      Hinkley Point Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the post-accident emergency evacuation plan for the Hinkley Point nuclear plant in...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the average amount of outstanding prepayment meter debt for (a) electricity and (b) gas home energy customers was in (i) the UK,...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the change has been in the proportion of renewable energy supplied via solar panels between 2004 and 2014.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of public sector procurement has been allocated to ethnic minority businesses in each year since 2010.

    • Infant Mortality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) infant and (b) perinatal mortality rate was in each (i) region and (ii) local authority area in England in each year from 1985 to 2000.

      Oesophageal Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) one, (b) five and (c) 10 year survival rate is for patients diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in (i) Liverpool and (ii) England.

      Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) occupational pensions payments and (b) lump sum pensions payments from the Civil Service Pensions Scheme have been paid after the due date...

      Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many current and former employees of the Department for Work and Pensions (a) have received late pension payments since the spin out of MyCSP in...

      Industrial Disputes: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the contribution of 23 January 2014 by the Minister of State in his Department, Official Report, column 516, on Shrewsbury 24...

      Unemployment: EU Countries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what comparative assessment he has made of unemployment rates in the UK and other European countries in each year since 2009-10; and if he will make a...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people in employment earn less than the average hourly cost of a nursery place in London.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2015 to Question 223733 on telecommunications, who made the oversight referred to in that Answer;...

    • Cinemas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of implications for the film and cinema sectors of the recent fall in cinema attendance.

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to section one of the Public Libraries and Museums Act 2014, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2015 to Question 223691, what recent discussions he has had with Ofcom on BT's position in the...

      Broadcasting Programmes: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to increase investment and training in television production in Yorkshire.

      National Gallery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will (a) make a public response to the proposals submitted to his Department by PCS as an alternative to privatisation at the...

      Television: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department collects on how many acts of (a) altruism and (b) violence the average child will see on television...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on superfast broadband connectivity rates in each parliamentary constituency in Wales.

      Sports: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of which of his Department's policies has been most successful in achieving greater (a) sporting and (b)...

      Sports: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure there are enough spaces for 16 to 19 year olds to play sport.

      Sports: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to increase numbers of post-16 college students taking part in physical and sporting activity.

      Sports: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to improve female participation in sport at (a) player and (b) manager level.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the deadline is for sites to be acquired and built under the Mobile Infrastructure Project.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish a map of mobile not-spots.

  • Department of Health

    • Cardiovascular System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of progress on (a) implementation of the Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy, published in March 2013 and (b) achieving...

    • NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the value is of projected savings from paperless working included in NHS spending plans for each of the next three years.

      Cystic Fibrosis: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the existing tariff funding arrangements on Manchester's two specialist cystic fibrosis units...

      Health and Social Care Information Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what procedures are in place to prevent the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) transfering NHS data to Wales for storage; whether the...

      Cholesterol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that cholesterol data is collected and reported by GPs.

      Community Nurses: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent district nurses there were per head of population in (a) Cumbria, (b) Copeland and (c) Allerdale in each of the last 10 years.

      Brain Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government has taken to improve brain cancer patients' access to cancer drugs.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications for proton beam therapy the NHS approved in each year since 2010; and what proportion of those applications were for child cancer...

      Dementia: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve the quality and level of care for people with dementia in the North West.

      Brain: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will fund research on using a skin test to detect hard-to-spot brain diseases.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that public funding allocated to licensed independent sector places for the termination of pregnancy is not...

      Schools: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent school nurses there have been in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 25 February 2014, Official Report, column 279W and 28 February 2014, Official Report, column 583W, on NHS: innovation,...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2014, Official Report, column 56W, on mental health services, how many mental health services he has visited since June...

      Mental Health Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for mental health talking therapies is in (a) the North West and (b) Warrington.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase the number of diabetics who are offered structured courses to help them self-manage their diabetes.

      Dental Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent dental surgeons there were per head of population in (a) Warrington and (b) the North-West in each year since 2010.

      Carers: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that care workers in the NHS have a sufficient level of English language proficiency to understand and communicate...

      Cervical Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve cervical screening rates.

      Shingles: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure the vaccination of eligible people who have not previously accessed the shingles vaccine.

      Shingles: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the shingles vaccination will be included as an indicator in the Public Health Outcomes Framework along with other recommended vaccination programmes.

      Shingles: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the current shingles vaccination schedule is for 70 to 79 year olds; and if he will make a statement.

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to expedite giving patients access to the meningitis B vaccine.

      Health: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of health inequalities on outcomes for (a) people with kidney disease from BAME communities, (b) other people...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2015 to Question 224944, if he will place in the Library NHS England's monthly data on individual funding requests...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with NHS England and Monitor on the national tariff options for NHS mental health providers.

      Patients: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of NHS staff have signed up to the five NHS Sign up to Safety pledges.

      Social Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason war pensions and payments made under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme are treated differently when assessing the contributions the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: WiFi

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which train operators have installed or will install wifi in their trains, and by what date; and whether they intend to fund such installation separately...

    • Road Traffic Offences: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent decision of the European Parliament relating to the tracking and punishment of European Union motorists who...

      European Rail Traffic Management System

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that European Train Control System (ETCS) level 3 signalling will be installed successfully on the complete United Kingdom rail network...

      European Rail Traffic Management System

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence is available that European Train Control System level 3 signalling is successfully in use on a mixed traffic railway in other parts of Europe.

      Sierra Leone

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received any representations regarding the suspension of British Airways services to Freetown; whether they have made an assessment of the...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Network Rail over plans to increase the maximum line speed on the East Coast Main Line to 140mph and the impact of such...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the likely effect of increasing the line speed on the East Coast Main Line to 140mph on capacity to accommodate slower passenger...

  • Home Office

    • Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve measures to curb human trafficking, in the light of a reported lack of information on the money trails in the...

    • Extradition

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals were extradited from the United Kingdom in each of the last two years; and for each year what were the nationalities of those individuals.

      Off-licences

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many off-licensed premises (including supermarkets) there were in England and Wales in 2013 and 2014.

      Mohammed Emwazi

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Mohammed Emwazi is a British citizen; if so, when he was granted British nationality; if not, whether he has leave to enter and to remain...

      Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the threat to the personal safety of British citizens from ISIL.

      Russia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the threat to the personal safety of British citizens from Russia.

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of potentially violent jihadists living in the United Kingdom.

      Entry Clearances: Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered providing a visa-free regime for short-term visits by Ukrainian citizens.

      Missing Persons: United Arab Emirates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Serious Fraud Office passed five files on Mr Abbas Yazdi, a British citizen, to Iranian government services between 2008 and 2013.

      Immigration: Married People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government under what circumstances a spouse of a United Kingdom citizen who is not a European Union citizen can take up residence with their partner in the United Kingdom.

      Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Northern Ireland has been included as a destination for asylum seeker dispersal; whether the National Asylum Support Service has undertaken research...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many sex offenders are currently being managed in the community, broken down by police force in England and Wales.

      Detention Centres

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what qualifications and quality standards are required of contractors' staff in contact with detainees at Yarl's Wood and other detention centres.

      Detention Centres

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what training is provided to contractors' staff at Yarl's Wood and elsewhere; how long such training lasts; and whether it is provided before or during their...

      Yarl's Wood Detention Centre

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether proposed body cameras at Yarl's Wood detention centre will record speech as well as movement.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on their commitment to provide extra assistance to Azure Card users undertaking necessary travel.

      Detention Centres: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what urgent action they will take to include reference in enforcement instructions and guidance to the assessment of risks relating to detaining lesbian,...

      Detention Centres: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the treatment of detainees in Yarl's Wood revealed by Channel Four and by Women for Refugee Women, what is their response to the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • El Salvador

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

    • Argentina

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

      Bolivia

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

      Haiti

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

      Paraguay

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

      Democratic Republic of Congo

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

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in regard to recent protests in Kinshasa and in the eastern...

      Surveillance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 20 February (HL4795), whether there have been any instances where such surveillance...

      Bangladesh

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will propose to the United Nations Secretary-General that he suggest to the government and opposition in Bangladesh that they should invite him...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effectiveness of the United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur in fulfilling its mandate and facilitating humanitarian...

      Bangladesh

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Bangladesh about their obligations under Article 18 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human...

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that Isis has destroyed and burnt ancient books and manuscripts in Mosul.

      Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 24 February (HL4787) concerning arms to Ukraine, whether the armoured vehicles being...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran to end the use there of capital punishment on children.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Regional Planning and Development: North East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding they provided to One North East in each of the five financial years between April 2005 and April 2010; and how much has been provided via...

    • Companies: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to requiring all listed companies to report annually on the ratio between the pay of chief executives and the median pay...

      Business Premises: Access

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what incentives or financial assistance are available to small business to help make their premises more accessible to all users.

      Solar Power

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guarantees installers are obliged to give that they will correctly and completely dispose of solar panels at the end of their working lives; and who has...

      Trade Agreements: Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their view on Ukraine having free-trade agreements with both the European Union and Russia.

  • Department for International Development

    • Sierra Leone

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 11 February (HL4569), about medical relief operations in Sierra Leone, what efforts they are making...

    • Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in Gaza with regard to (1) rehousing displaced families, (2) bringing water, sanitation and food assistance to the inhabitants,...

      Sierra Leone

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the economic impact of ebola on the economy of Sierra Leone and its implication for the share of the United Kingdom...

      Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide humanitarian aid for the care and resettlement of displaced people in Ukraine.

  • Department for Education

    • Travellers: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 6 May 2014 (WA 346), whether the new web portal to improve access to 16–18 performance data has been...

    • Academies: Headteachers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the numbers of head teachers leaving academies in 2014, and of the reasons for this.

      Headteachers: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the requirement in Scotland for head teachers to take a master's qualification; and whether they plan to implement this...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Civil Proceedings: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, with regard to increasing fees in the civil court, what attempts were made (1) prior to 1 April 2013, and (2) after 1 April 2013, to measure the impact of...

    • Prisons: Libraries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what budget has been allocated for the provision of libraries in prisons in England and Wales as (1) a total, and (2) a proportion of the overall prison...

      Prisons: Libraries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many different titles have been stocked by libraries in each of the prison establishments in England and Wales over the past three years.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Cold War: Medals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider establishing a decoration or medal for distinguished service by military or intelligence personnel who took part in active service...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Social Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in each of the last five years, whether the number of units of social housing in the United Kingdom has increased or decreased; how many units have been...

    • Council Tax Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 November 2014 (HL2301), whether they will now publish the detailed terms of reference for the review...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement on 3 February by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (HLWS223), whether they will provide a breakdown by local authority of the...

      Local Government: Debt Collection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which local authorities have announced plans to establish in house bailiff teams to recover outstanding Council Tax and other debt; and whether they will...

      Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those local authorities currently breaching the maximum six-week limit on the placement of homeless families with...

      Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the way in which local authorities collect data on homelessness, so as to better account for the spectrum of ways in which...

  • HM Treasury

    • Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total sum of administrative penalties applied to tax credit claimants following overpayments in each of the past four years.

    • Taxation: Domicil

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many United Kingdom residents have advised HM Revenue and Customs that they are non-domiciled in the United Kingdom for tax purposes; and how many more...

      Financial Markets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the revision to the European Union Markets in Financial Instruments Directive to cut the maximum allowable delay for reporting large...

      Financial Markets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they receive any regular reports about, or have been alerted to increasing problems with, high frequency trading firms using abusive techniques to...

      Financial Markets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether in preparing for the revised European Union Market Abuse Directive and Market Abuse Regulation they have compiled any evidence of increasing reports...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 13 May 2014 (WA 473–74), whether they will place in the Library of the House a breakdown of the 220...

      Financial Services: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in considering regulators’ recommendations for a seven-year bonus deferral for senior managers in investment banks, they are considering...

      Financial Services: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in considering regulators’ recommendations for a seven-year bonus deferral for senior managers in investment banks, they are considering...

      Libor

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether full accounts of the money received in penalties for the manipulation of Libor and distributed will be published.

      Libor

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what records are kept of the way in which distributed money received in penalties for the manipulation of Libor is spent after it is received by charities.

      Libor

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what auditing arrangements are made in relation to the money received in penalties for the manipulation of Libor and distributed by HM Treasury.

      Debts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 10 February (HL4482), what they consider should be prudent long-term goals for the levels of private...

      Stocks and Shares: Housing Associations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to investigate the selling of derivatives by banks to housing associations.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Woodhead Tunnel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 10 February (HL4536), whether they will now answer the original question, including why it is necessary...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Royal Family

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what role ministers play in the award or withdrawal of Royal Warrants.

    • Elections: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the provision in the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 that only articles which can reasonably...

      Electoral Register: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the findings of the Electoral Commission on electoral registers published on 24 February and the of the Office for National Statistics...

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the five-year survival rates for cancer of the pancreas in (1) 1983, (2) 1993, (3) 2003, and (4) 2013; and how those figures compare with those for...

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks made by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 25 February, what proportion of the costs of meeting the target on the expansion of broadband in...

    • Broadband: Suffolk

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which parishes of the county of Suffolk are still without broadband services of at least two megabits per second; and when they expect to complete the...

  • Department of Health

    • NHS: Innovation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage innovation by National Health Service clinicians.

    • Social Services: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve pay for care staff.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health, Jane Ellison, on 8 January 2014 (HC Deb, col 267–8W),...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 11 February (HL Deb, col 1243), what consideration both they and the Human Fertilisation and...

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the findings in the Evaluation of the Drugs and Alcohol Recovery Payment by Results Pilot Programme (Interim Summary Report June 2014,...

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