Written answers

Monday, 16 March 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Oil: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the effect on fares for (a) rail and (b) bus passengers of changes in the price of a barrel of oil since August 2014.

    • Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the bus services operators grant (BSOG) was allocated by local authorities to operators of tendered bus services in each year since...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many local authorities in England do not tender contracts for bus transport services, other than those that they are statutorily obliged to do so.

      Bus Services: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the average passenger fare increase on deregulated bus services in England since July 2014.

      Lifeboats: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that small charities are aware of (a) the inshore and inland lifeboat grant scheme and (b) other...

      Lifeboats: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has for further funding rounds under the inshore and inland lifeboat grant scheme.

      Southeastern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to implement the proposals from Passenger Focus for amendments to the Delay Repay scheme for Southeastern season ticket...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of oil prices on the uptake of the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) by operators of commercial bus...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the oil price on the uptake of the Bus Service Operators Grant for tendered bus services.

      Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts from other EU member states on insurance cover for (a) ride-on lawn mowers, (b) mobility...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what environmental information his Department took into account to inform the choice of a Y-shaped network for High Speed 2.

      M67: Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2015 to Question 225868, if he will instruct Highways Agency officers to clear fly tipping along the embankments on...

      M67: Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March to 2015 to Question 225869, if he will direct Highways Agency officers to clear the slip roads, central reservations...

      Bus Lanes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has conducted or commissioned research on the effect of limiting bus lane access on speed of traffic flow.

      Railways: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Network Rail and train operating companies on the electrification of the Leeds-Harrogate-York railway line.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the value of support provided by (a) his Department and (b) Network Rail to the Route Investment Review Groups was in each year from 2010-11 to date.

      Network Rail

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

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) Freightliner, (b) Maersk, (c) Forth Ports and (d) Hutchison Port Holdings on the viability of the rail...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what volume of freight was moved on the rail freight line between Felixstowe and Tilbury ports in each of the last 10 financial years for which...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an environmental impact assessment of the rail freight line between Felixstowe and Tilbury ports.

      Railways: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential for running passenger trains on double track rail lines used for freight trains in the Birmingham and...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, from what budget line his Department's £114 million investment for cycling for 2015-16 to 2017-18 has been allocated; and whether it is capital...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March to Question 225879, if he will publish an updated business case for (a) phase 1, (b) phase 2 and (c) the whole of...

      Roads: Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of pets found dead near roads whose owners were identified by the Highways Agency in each year since May 2010;...

      Freightliner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will assess the potential effect on (a) jobs and (b) skills in the rail freight industry of Genesee & Wyoming's acquisition of a 95 per cent...

      Railways: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average cost was of a super off-peak rail return from York to Leeds in each year since 2010.

      Cycling: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent on cycling improvements in York Unitary Authority in each year since 2010.

      Cycling: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) accidents and (b) fatal accidents involving cyclists there have been in (a) York Central constituency and (b) York Unitary Authority area...

  • Home Office

    • Religious Buildings: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to fund increased security costs for synagogues and mosques.

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the relative effectiveness of (a) the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme and (b) comparable schemes being...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign criminals remain in the UK after being released from prison in the latest period for which figures are available; and how...

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people (a) applied and (b) successfully resettled in Northern Ireland under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme in 2013 and 2014.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what reasons there are for the time taken to give serving police officers information about the New Police Pensions Scheme for which the...

      Police: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) 999 calls and (b) 999 calls to report incidents of domestic violence were made to the police in each of the last five years.

      Special Demonstration Squad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2015 to Question 226443, on what date the review commissioned by the Permanent Secretary into the extent...

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fixed penalty notices were issued for neglect of traffic direction in the last 12 months.

      Police: Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions tasers were used by the police in (a) Preston, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West in 2014.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent neighbourhood police officers there were in March 2010.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department's advertising and communications expenditure was in each month since September 2014; and what that...

    • Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Maldives on the trial of former President Mohammed Nasheed.

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on the export of military equipment to countries where children are known to be or may potentially be...

      Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what policies contained in the 2010 Coalition Agreement and falling under his Department's responsibilities have not yet been...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last raised the issue of human rights of the Baha'i community with his counterparts in Iran.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has raised with the Colombian government the further threats to the life of Irreal Aguilar Solano; and...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Nigerian counterpart on the protection of Christians and their right to worship in that...

      LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the level of persecution of LGBTI people in (a) Macedonia, (b) Slovakia, (c)...

      Office of the Quartet Representative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness against his objectives of Tony Blair in his role as Quartet Special...

      Office of the Quartet Representative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met Tony Blair to discuss his work as Quartet Special Representative in the Middle East.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the efforts of the Iraqi government to engage constructively with...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether Ministers in his Department have made representations to the government of Sudan on reports of human rights abuses in...

      Islamic State: Boko Haram

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of links between ISIS and Boko Haram; and if he will make a statement.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • National Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress she has made on operating the National Crime Agency in Northern Ireland.

    • Parades: Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with the Parades Commission on allowing the Orange Brethren parade from Twaddell Avenue, North Belfast.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his Department's advertising and communications expenditure was in each month since September 2014; and what that...

    • Intellectual Property: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress his Department has made on the creation of a new Intellectual Property Education Co-ordinator role.

      Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress his Department has made on (a) providing further resources for and (b) expanding the Police Intellectual Property...

      Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what policies contained in the 2010 Coalition Agreement and falling under his Department's responsibilities have not yet been...

      Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the value of arms exports from the UK was in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Copyright: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress he has made on the creation of a copyright education programme.

      Copyright: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress he has made on an agreement with the BBC on the creation of a copyright education programme.

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he has taken to support small and medium-sized digital businesses to encourage them to create resources to educate...

      Armed Forces: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to require armed forces apprenticeships to adhere to the quality criteria outlined by The Future of...

      Adult Education: Hyndburn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the 2015-16 adult social skills budget for Hyndburn is; and what the percentage change from last year's budget is.

      Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his most recent assessment is of default rates under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme; and with what frequency his...

      Business: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many business that have applied for Growth Vouchers have not been successful in that application to date.

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress has been made on giving intellectual property rights holders an opportunity to discuss with search engine...

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to increase co-ordination and accountability for intellectual property policy by establishing a...

      Intellectual Property: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the discussion paper, Follow the Money: financial options to assist in the battle against online IP piracy,...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department spent on the traineeships programme in each month from August 2013 to October 2014.

      LighterLife UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations he has received on LighterLife UK's business practices; and if he will make a statement.

      LighterLife UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations he has received from LighterLife UK franchisees on that company's business practices.

  • Department for International Development

    • Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department's advertising and communications expenditure was in each month since September 2014; and what that expenditure is...

    • Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what policies contained in the 2010 Coalition Agreement and falling under her Department's responsibilities have not yet been...

      Developing Countries: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department plans to take to advocate for disability-disaggregated reporting in forthcoming negotiations on (a) the...

  • Department for Education

    • Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her Department's advertising and communications expenditure was in each month since September 2014; and what that expenditure is forecast to be...

    • Food Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect on the educational and social progress of a child being unable to pay for ingredients and equipment for...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to reassure parents that schools are following the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how her Department monitors how many teachers receive dyslexia awareness training as part of their continual professional development.

      Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that schools have the financial and other resources necessary to support children identified as needing...

      Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that children and young people with dyslexia receive special access arrangements so that they are not...

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will (a) review guidance on school uniforms and (b) bring forward legislative proposals to make such guidance statutory.

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that school uniforms in all state-funded schools are affordable.

      Classroom Assistants: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what compulsory training is provided to auxiliary staff in schools to assist them in dealing with students suffering severe mental anxiety.

      Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what policies contained in the 2010 Coalition Agreement and falling under her Department's responsibilities have not yet been implemented; and what...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to increase the information on display in schools on the nutritional standards of school meals.

      Social Services: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people used children and young people's social care services in each district authority in Lancashire in the last period for which figures...

      Social Services: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total level of (a) income and (b) expenditure is for children and young people's social care in each district authority in Lancashire.

      Faith Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that faith schools do not divide local communities.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to publish its review of asbestos management in schools; and what the reasons are for the time taken to publish that review.

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of how many schools are teaching financial education as part of the curriculum.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what forecast she has made of the number of parents who will be eligible to claim free school meals for their children in April 2016.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what forecasts her Department has made of the number of parents who will be eligible to claim free school meals under universal credit in (a) 2015,...

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to ensure that funding is available for schools to enable them to maintain the variety of A-levels they offer.

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that funding is available to schools to enable pupils to continue at A-level subjects they took at GCSE.

      Free School Meals: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2015 to Question 225826, which 12 schools within Birmingham local authority area applied for additional funding for...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of (a) the cost of legal aid and (b) other court costs arising from the introduction of injunctions to prevent nuisance and...

    • Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his Department's advertising and communications expenditure was in each month since September 2014; and what that expenditure is forecast to be in...

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff have (a) left and (b) joined the workforce in each privately-run prison in England and Wales in the most recent 12 month period for which...

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many days' training on average new prison officers receive before starting work in each privately-run prison in England and Wales.

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average starting salary is for prison officer grade staff in each privately-run prison in England and Wales.

      Administration of Estates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps to enable the executors of a deceased person's estate to access the funds in the executors' account prior to obtaining grant of...

      Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what policies contained in the 2010 Coalition Agreement and falling under his Department's responsibilities have not yet been implemented; and what the...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will review his Department's decision not to provide legal aid to petitioners appearing before the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill...

      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 Service's Performance,...

      Probation: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many foreign nationals who have been convicted of a crime outside the UK and who currently live in the UK are being supervised by email by probation...

      Offenders: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department and its agencies have paid in ex-gratia payments to people convicted of a criminal offence to settle cases prior to litigation...

      Judicial Review: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the Government spent on legal fees in the case of R (Ben Hoare Bell and Others) v Lord Chancellor [2015], case number CO/2770/2014.

      Prisons: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times the National Tactical Response Group was called out in 2014; and to which prisons that group was called out in each month of that year.

      Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Maya KA505A world receiver radios his Department has purchased since 2010; and how much such purchases have cost.

      National Tactical Response Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many full-time equivalent staff worked in the National Tactical Response Group on 1 March (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013, (e) 2014 and (f) 2015.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how the level of gross monthly income thresholds was determined for people applying for fee remission in employment tribunals.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information is collected by the Employment Tribunal Service to monitor the protected characteristics of people making claims to the Employment...

      Employment and Support Allowance: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2015 to Question 907921, what the average clearing time was for employment and support allowance mandatory...

  • Prime Minister

    • Mark Jenner

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether the decision to send Mark Jenner of the Special Demonstration Squad into a covert long-term surveillance operation in the 1990s was approved by (a) officials of...

    • Former Prime Ministers: Business Interests

      To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make it his policy that former Prime Ministers be prohibited for life from working for an overseas government and that their activities be subject to...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will introduce a compensation scheme for civilian casualties in Iraq.

    • Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what savings to the public purse have been made to date from the award of the contract for Army recruiting to Capita; and how many Army personnel have...

      Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's advertising and communications expenditure was in each month since September 2014; and what that expenditure is forecast to be in...

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the drawdown of C-130J fleet will begin; and how many C-130J aircraft will be kept for Special Forces operations.

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a study of the centre-wing box of the C-130J fleet is in progress.

      Armed Forces: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many requests were made by military personnel to study for GCSE exams in 2014; and how many such requests were granted.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether armed forces personnel have a right to have their interests collectively represented to the chain of command by a trades union.

      Military Bases: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is his policy to post armed forces personnel below the age of 18 on armed guard duty at military establishments.

      Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what policies contained in the 2010 Coalition Agreement and falling under his Department's responsibilities have not yet been implemented; and what the...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will estimate (a) how much will be spent on the next generation estate contract for regional prime Scotland and Northern Ireland in each of the...

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much British Aerospace was paid for work on the Nimrod MRA4 project in the financial year 2011-12; and what the total programme cost was in that year.

      HMS Victory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons he decided to withdraw his Department's approval for the Maritime Heritage Foundation to manage the wreck site of HMS Victory 1744; if...

      Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the future of the defence budget.

      Patrick Finucane Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the de Silva Report of the Patrick Finucane Review, published in December 2012, whether any Home Office guidance on the recruitment of...

      Patrick Finucane Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 99 of the de Silva Report of the Patrick Finucane Review, published in December 2012, whether his Department had a role in (a)...

      Patrick Finucane Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the de Silva Report of the Patrick Finucane Review, published in December 2012, what information his Department holds on where Brian...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2015 to Question 219723 and to his oral contribution of 23 February 2015, Official Report, column 11, on ISIL, if...

      Armed Forces: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel are based in Northern Ireland.

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were in the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Air cadet forces in the most recent period for which figures are available.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's advertising and communications expenditure was in each month since September 2014; and what that expenditure is forecast...

    • Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants who have received a sanction have been on jobseeker's allowance for 26 weeks or more.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants who have received a three-year sanction have had that sanction removed following mandatory reconsideration since...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2015 to Question 224691, what steps his Department is taking to work with specialist charities which...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent forecast he has made of the number of parents with children who will be claiming universal credit in April 2016.

      Income Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent forecast he has made of the number of parents with children who will be claiming income support in April 2016.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent forecast he has made of the number of parents with children who will be claiming housing benefit in April 2016.

      Health and Safety Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many meetings ministers held with officials from the Health and Safety Executive in the last 12 months.

      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 since May 2010 Ministers in his Department met a former Remploy...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy that claimants applying for mandatory reconsideration after being refused employment and support allowance...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy that people whose applications for employment and support allowance are rejected should routinely be advised of...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of mandatory reconsiderations have been determined within two weeks.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claiming employment and support allowance have been taken off that benefit after being found fit for work following a work...

      Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what responsibilities Jobcentre Plus advisers have to provide further help or information to claimants who present as being unable to afford...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been assisted by the Work Programme in (a) England, (b) London and (c) Hendon constituency to date.

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in each Scottish city have been subject to a benefits sanction in each of the last five years; and what proportion of such...

      Housing Benefit: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claiming discretionary housing payments in the London Borough of Southwark have had their claim rejected because funding was...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time was for a decision to be made on payment of the under-occupancy penalty in each year since 2013.

      Mesothelioma: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will assess the merits of extending the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme to allow compensation to be paid to non-dependent children...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of employment and support allowance appeals (a) nationwide, (b) in the West Midlands and...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his most recent forecast is of how many jobcentres will have universal credit available to all parents, both in and out of work, in April...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2015 to Question 226033, when he expects migration to Universal Credit to finish, assuming no change in the...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the role and contribution is of local authorities in relation to the Work Programme.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the latest stocktake of Work Programme sub-contractors.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2015 to Question 226635, how much of the £1 billion allocated to the Youth Contract has been spent to date.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many prohibited types of dogs have been exempted to named keepers in each month in each year since 2012; and if she will...

    • Poultry Meat: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's position is in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations on the import from the...

      Rodents: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to ban the use of glue traps for the killing of mice and rats.

      Meerkats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures her Department has in place to monitor the welfare of meerkats imported into the UK.

      Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff in her Department responded that they were treated fairly at work in...

      Poultry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the contribution of the poultry sector to the UK economy; and what discussions she has had...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with insurance companies on affordable insurance cover after incidents of flooding.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to protect seas and fish stock quotas for (a) Northern Ireland and (b) other UK fishermen.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to assist the dairy industry; and what discussions she has had with the devolved administrations on...

      Water: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her strategy is for tackling urban diffuse water pollution.

      Water: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects to publish the strategy to tackle urban diffuse water pollution referred to in her Department's Summary of...

      Game: Gun Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2015 to Question 224551, for what reasons no information is available on the number of...

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions officials in her Department have had with stakeholders on development of a national strategy for...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2015 to Question 219231, how the spending on child abuse and neglect within the Formula...

    • EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2015 to Question 224800, and with reference to Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon's letter of 17...

      Change of Use: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to extend the current exemptions in place for the office to residential change of use provisions in (a)...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that planning decisions take into full consideration the UK's air quality...

      Mayors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to bring forward proposals to introduce metro mayors in metropolitan counties other than Greater Manchester.

      Lobbying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Statement of 23 February 2015, HCWS292, on protecting public money, what discussions he has had with...

      Starter Home Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Statement of 2 March 2015, HCWS 324, on starter homes, if he will estimate the number of homes that...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what support his Department provides to local charitable organisations that deal with homelessness.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent progress his Department has made on the Get Britain Building housing scheme.

      Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what policies contained in the 2010 Coalition Agreement and falling under his Department's responsibilities have not yet been...

      Sefton Borough Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the difference is between the amount that will be received from central Government by Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require fire authorities to provide a full pension to fire fighters between...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that victims of domestic violence are able to seek immediate refuge away from...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many applications for repowering existing onshore wind farms were (a) received and (b) recovered by the Secretary of State...

      Land Drainage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Written Statement of 18 December 2014, HCWS 161, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of new...

      Land Drainage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Written Statement of 18 December 2014, HCWS 161, what guidance his Department has issued to local...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what measures he has put in place to reduce energy consumption in Government buildings (a) above and (b) below 500 square...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he last reviewed whether business rates are set at an appropriate level.

      Roads: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department issues on consultation with the Ministry of Defence to local authorities with Ministry of Defence...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) statutory and (b) non-statutory homeless people there are in (i) England and (ii) Liverpool.

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made on resolving the dispute over firefighters' pensions.

  • Wales Office

    • Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, with reference to paragraph 2.4.4 of Powers for a Purpose: towards a lasting devolution settlement for Wales, published in February 2015, Cm 9020, for...

    • Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, which policies contained in the 2010 Coalition Agreement and falling under his Department's responsibilities have not yet been implemented; and what the...

  • HM Treasury

    • Employment: Females

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the benefit to the economy of London of a five per cent increase in the number of women in employment.

    • Child Benefit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people affected by the higher income child benefit charge who have failed to declare it to HM Revenue and Customs.

      Mortgages

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information he holds on the number of mortgages for residential property agreed in each of the last three years.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent forecast he has made of the number of parents with children who will be claiming tax credits in April 2016.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been overpaid in child tax credit and working tax credit as a result of technical and administrative errors by his Department; and how much of...

      Financial Services: Advisory Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that money and debt advice is available to people who do not have access to the internet.

      Poverty

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the divide between the rich and the poor.

      Treasury Board

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, who the members of the Treasury Board have been in each year since 2010.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will increase the level of funding available to the Equitable Life Payments Scheme.

      Child Benefit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people who submitted applications for child benefit to the Child Benefit Office in the last 12 months were subsequently told by that office that...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Natural Gas: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent discussions he has had with his German counterpart on the implications for energy security of use of imports of Russian...

    • Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to paragraph 2.22 of the Report by the National Audit Office, Progress on the Sellafield site: an update, published in...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2015 to Question 226097, for what specific reasons information is not available on the (a) cost of...

      Fracking: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many (a) applications have been received for licences and (b) licences have been issued for fracking in (i) York, (ii) North...

      Mozes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the options available to restructure the 2010 grant to the MOZES community energy cooperative in...

      Mozes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will place in the Library an unredacted copy of the report commissioned by his Department from Ray Noble on the MOZES community...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to his Department's publication Estimated impacts of energy and climate change policy on energy prices and bills,...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Mark Jenner

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the decision to send Mark Jenner of the Special Demonstration Squad into a covert long-term surveillance operation in the 1990s was approved by...

    • Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many of the Government Digital Service's 25 exemplar services are now live; and how many of those services he expects to be live by the end of...

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what policies contained in the 2010 Coalition Agreement and falling under his Department's responsibilities have not yet been...

    • Sports: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to detect and tackle doping in British sport.

      Digital Technology: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to develop policy on digital single economies.

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of fixed odds betting terminals on levels of gambling addiction.

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects of the Gaming Machine (Circumstances of Use) (Amendment) Regulations...

      Broadband: Blaydon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of when average download speeds in the whole of Blaydon constituency will reach 14.7 mbps.

      Broadband: East Lothian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will discuss with ministers of the Scottish Government ways to make faster progress on providing broadband to rural communities...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he last met representatives of the gambling industries to discuss the regulation of fixed odds betting terminals; and if he will...

      Lotteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to introduce a cap on the amount private lotteries can raise for charities under the Legislative Reform (Exempt...

      Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to use money from dormant betting accounts and unclaimed winnings held by betting operators to invest in sport; and...

      Horse Racing: Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, by what date he plans to implement the Horse Racing Betting Levy for online gambling; and if he will make a statement.

      Betting Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Written Statement of 30 April 2014, Official Report, columns 53-4WS, on betting shops and gambling, when he...

      Betting Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prevent betting operators receiving licences for two betting shops which share the...

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects the expert working group on supporter ownership and engagement in football to publish its findings; and if he will make...

  • Department of Health

    • Billing

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

    • Health Services: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how NHS services of national and regional speciality located within Greater Manchester will sit in the planning, funding and scrutiny arrangements under...

      Health Services: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what post-devolution arrangements his Department plans to put in place to manage the funding of Greater Manchester patients accessing NHS services...

      Health Services: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what post-devolution arrangements his Department plans to put in place to manage the funding of cross-border patients accessing NHS services in Greater...

      Health Services: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) foundation trusts and (b) other hospital trusts in Greater Manchester were in financial deficit in the latest period for which figures are...

      Health Services: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost of backlog maintenance and repairs outstanding on the NHS estate to be transferred to the Greater Manchester local...

      Health Services: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the functions of Public Health England will be in Greater Manchester under the Government's devolution proposal.

      Strategic Clinical Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect the work of strategic clinical networks has had on (a) cardiovascular disease outcomes and (b) the quality of...

      Neurology: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made on the establishment of a national neurological service for the Deaf British Sign Language Community.

      Carers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on the affordability of care of the requirement for people with carers to pay pension contributions for those...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NICE technology appraisals have led to (a) positive, (b) negative and (c) other recommendations in each of the last five years; and if he will...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what analysis his Department has made of the adequacy of the provision of workforce training within service specifications for sexual health services.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward proposals to give GPs greater access to hospital diagnostic tests and specialist tests.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to increase public awareness of symptoms of cancer.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the funding for new talking therapies targets will be held and distributed by NHS England; and what mechanisms are in place to assist mental...

      Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what policies contained in the 2010 Coalition Agreement and falling under his Department's responsibilities have not yet been implemented; and what the...

      General Practitioners: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase weekend and late night access to GP services.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what effect purdah will have on decision-taking on medicines currently under review by NICE; what assessment his Department has made of the potential...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to support the National Cancer Peer Review programme in 2015; and how much funding his Department plans to provide to that...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on the procurement of proton therapy machines.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase the availability of hospice and end of life care.

      Laryngeal Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support his Department provides to patients suffering from laryngeal cancer; and how many people in England and Wales were diagnosed with laryngeal...

      Social Services: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding has been (a) received for and (b) spent on adult social care services provided by each district authority in Lancashire.

      Pain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to investigate cases of orthostatic intolerance and Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome.

      University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2015 to Question 225987, which refers to there being a contract for stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2015 to Question 224828, what assessment he has made of the factors contributing to the reduction in NHS-funded IVF...

      Mental Capacity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the costs to each clinical commissioning group of GPs and ambulance staff of attending after deaths in care homes of people...

      Mental Capacity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Supreme Court judgment of 19 March 2014 in the case of P v Cheshire West and Chester Council and another, how many requests for a...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme in ensuring the availability of the most effective...

      Health Services: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to provide financial support to NHS organisations in Devon.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what account was taken of the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme during his Department's recent review of the financial sustainability of the Cancer...

      Cholesterol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of when the ambition in his Department's Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy, published in March 2013, to bring the total...

      NHS: Ancillary Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) cleaners and (b) hospital porters were employed in the NHS in each of the last five years.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether any of the pilots under the Prime Minister's Challenge Fund are offering patients GP appointments within 48 hours.

  • Department for Transport

    • Shipping: Waste Disposal

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to require all ships above a certain tonnage, docking in the United Kingdom, to show that they had landed all their plastic waste for...

    • London Bridge Station

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the problems at London Bridge station and the risk to passenger safety reported in the media this week.

      Aviation: Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 3 November 2014 (HL2234) concerning the crash of Malaysian Airways flight MH17, whether they will...

      Eurostar

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in facilitating movement of new Eurostar trains between London and destinations other than those currently served.

      Channel Tunnel: Fires

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the fire protection arrangements for lorries on shuttle trains using the Channel Tunnel.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Saudi Arabia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia following the decision of a Saudi Arabian court to sentence a man to death for...

    • Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take in respect of encouraging the release from prison of Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights; and what...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent assessment of Iran's compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1929 and United Nations Security Council Resolution...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports of bomb attacks against Fatah officials in the Gaza Strip.

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they were consulted by the London School of Economics concerning its decision to refuse admittance to previously invited guests at a lecture by the...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Iran's financial and material support to Hezbollah.

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to involve those displaced by the conflict in Syria in any future peace process, in particular to ensure that the voices of...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received any indication that the Palestinian Authority will respond to the framework document drafted by the United States Secretary of...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they have given towards a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine.

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role played by Hamas; and what working relations they have with its government in Gaza.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the respect accorded to human rights by parties in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

      Occupied Territories

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was discussed in the most recent talks in Brussels on further measures the European Union could take to discourage further Israeli settlement expansion...

      Ethiopia: Eritrea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the "Leaked Memo, Ethiopia’s Destabilizing Policy Against Eritrea" issued by the Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the...

      Companies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to verify the bona fides and relevant beneficial interests of companies registered in the Crown Dependencies and British Overseas...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Students: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address rising house prices and their impact on university students.

    • Higher Education: Research

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the estimated cost to universities and other higher education providers, and the total estimated cost to the public purse, of the Research...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to carry out a review of the European Structural and Investment Funds governance arrangements, including an evaluation of the...

      EU Chief Scientific Adviser

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had any discussions with Mr Juncker about the arrangements he is putting in place to replace the function of the post of Chief Scientific...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Magna Carta

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 12 February (HL4585), whether they will publish a list of countries invited to the Global Law Summit, and of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, from 2001–02 to the latest year for which data are available, what was the annual track mileage figure for (1) Foxhound, (2) Ridgeback, (3) Mastiff,...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Cats

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any assessment of the Cat Manifesto published by Cats Protection in February 2015.

    • Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to European Commissioner Hogan’s request for ideas on how to simplify the Common Agricultural Policy.

      Reptiles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage adoption of the Code of Practice for Reptiles developed by the British Veterinary Zoological Society.

      Animal Welfare: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions were made under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in the last year for which complete records are available; and who instigated those...

      Food: Production

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent research from the National Farmers' Union on the decline in food production in the United Kingdom and its impact...

      Pigs: Animal Welfare

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 9 December 2013 (WA 80), what is their current assessment of the compliance of the Republic of Ireland...

  • Home Office

    • Islam

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to sponsor a conference on the nature of Islam, and the use of Islam by extremists to justify their actions.

    • Smuggling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to implement the recommendations of Committee A of the British–Irish Parliamentary Assembly entitled "Cross-border Police...

      Mediterranean Sea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many migrants they estimate to have died while crossing the Mediterranean Sea during the past year; from which countries they have been travelling; and...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their estimated annual cost for administering the Azure Card scheme is inclusive of the costs of applicants transitioning from support under section...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the outcome of the work by Detention Operations and Border Force with Heathrow Airports Limited on temporary alternatives for the spaces...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they now expect to begin the refurbishment of short-term holding facilities at Heathrow Terminal 4; and if no firm date can be named, whether they will...

      Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will promote an effective global institutional framework to counter cybercrime across frontiers.

  • HM Treasury

    • Government Securities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to review the action of gilt-edged market makers in respect of securities bought under the quantitative easing programme.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Geothermal Power

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support the development of geothermal energy.

    • Coal: Mining

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of Poland's proposal to provide state subsidies for its coal mines; and whether they will oppose such moves.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 24 February (HL4934), what direct voter registration work the Department for Education and the...

    • Government Departments: Advertising

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of government-placed advertising, including information and advice advertisements, in each of the last five years in (1) print media, (2)...

  • Department of Health

    • Doctors

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 23 February (HL4785) concerning gender balance in the National Health Service, whether the figures stated are...

    • Soft Drinks: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recommendation that energy drinks should be banned for children under 16.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the sufficiency of staffing in the National Health Service in relation to the increase in population; and what they consider to...

      Camphill Village Trust

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the compliance with the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 by Camphill Village Trust Limited with regard to the...

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