Written answers

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Bus Lanes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to make bus lane access standardised throughout the country.

    • Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to encourage a modal shift from road to water and rail amongst hauliers and freight operators in (a) South East...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he will decide whether or not a third runway is approved at Heathrow Airport.

      Aviation: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the Northern Ireland Aviation Strategy.

      Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff in his Department responded that they were treated fairly at work in the most recent Civil...

      Policy

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

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what changes to the proposed route alignment of High Speed 2 have resulted from feedback received during the High Speed 2 Community Forum process.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what arrangements are in place to correct errors of fact in the High Speed 2 Phase One Environment Statement.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of noise from aircraft taking off or landing at Heathrow on productivity in (a) schools in the Thames Valley...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many letters he has received from local authorities (a) supporting and (b) opposing proposals for the expansion of Heathrow in the last five years.

      Roads: Windsor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to improve road safety in Windsor constituency since 2010.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times the management of Heathrow Airport have used dispensations under section 78(4) of the Civil Aviation Act to allow night flights in the...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many aircraft taking off or landing at Heathrow Airport breached night flight restrictions in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014.

  • Home Office

    • Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of the conclusions of the report, Childhood happiness and violence: a...

    • Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of leave to remain applications have been treated as falling outside normal service standards in each six-month period in...

      Advertising

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

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which Muslim groups her Department has met to discuss the Prevent strategy in the last 24 months.

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward proposals for an independent review of the effectiveness of the Prevent strategy.

      Policy

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

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have settled in the UK under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Scheme to date.

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the Government's Syrian refugee resettlement policy in relation to the number of people seeking refuge; and...

      Terrorism: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her most recent estimate is of the number of British nationals suspected to have left the UK to join Islamic extremist groups in other...

      Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of reported rape cases were referred to the Crown Prosecution Service for a decision on prosecution in each of the last five...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that sex offenders are monitored and that their whereabouts is always known.

      Mediterranean Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her estimate is of the number of deaths amongst refugees in the Mediterranean in the first two months of (a) 2015, (b) 2014 and (c) 2013.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average number of days taken to remove a foreign national offender was in 2014.

      Homophobia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of homophobic hate crime there were in (a) Streatham constituency, (b) each London borough and (c) the UK in each of the last...

      Crime: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of disability hate crime there were in (a) Streatham constituency, (b) each London borough and (c) the UK in each of the last...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress she has made on the implementation of recommendations of the Report of the Independent Commission on Mental Health and...

      Prostitution: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the level of street prostitution in (a) Streatham constituency, (b) each London borough and (c) the...

      Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of people on whom tasers were used by the police in (a) each London borough, (b) each police authority and (c) in the UK...

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what counter-terrorism measures she has put in place to counter the threat of Islamic State.

      Firearms: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal firearms were seized on arrival in the UK in each of the last two years.

      Care Homes: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Supreme Court judgment of 19 March 2014 in the case of P v Cheshire West and Chester Council and another, what...

      Religiously Aggravated Offences: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of anti-Muslim hate crime near schools have been reported to police in Lancashire and Preston since 7 January 2015.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign national offenders have been removed from the UK since 2010; and how many foreign national offenders are in the process of...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to restrict the power of the courts to order convicted criminals awaiting deportation to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance the Government has given to the government of Ukraine against Russian aggression.

    • Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking in conjunction with its international partners to defeat ISIS.

      Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the success of Commonwealth Day.

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to President Putin on the death of Boris Nemtsov.

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to include Bahrain as a country of concern in his Department's next Human Rights and Democracy Report.

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to assist the improvement of domestic security and public protection in Libya.

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to help reduce the number of kidnappings by ISIL in Libya.

      Ukraine: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of President Putin's statement that the Russian annexation of...

      Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what technical assistance his Department has provided to the government of Bahrain in addition to the support and training...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on human rights violations in that country.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the security situation in Myanmar following the arrest of protestors on 10 March 2015; and if...

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether there is a Defence Attaché in post in the British Embassy in Ukraine.

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on how many (a) Saharawi people and (b) Moroccan settlers live in the part of Western...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Higher Education: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many young people living in (a) Leeds and (b) Leeds Central constituency entered higher education in each of the last 20 years.

    • Higher Education: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many students have gone to university from Bradford in each year between 2001 and 2014.

      Higher Education: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much capital and revenue research funding was awarded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England to institutions in...

      Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff in his Department responded that they were treated fairly at work in the...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress the Government has made on ensuring that apprenticeships are recognised as having equivalent value to university...

      Money Lenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of trends in illegal money lending; and if he will make a statement.

      Overseas Trade: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to support the development of business and skills that will assist the UK in further developing trade...

  • Department for International Development

    • Surveys

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

    • Developing Countries: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which countries experienced famine last year; and what assistance the UK provided to such countries.

  • Department for Education

    • Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff in her Department responded that they were treated fairly at work in the most recent Civil...

    • Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that teachers are fully engaged in the process of developing curriculums in schools.

      Schools: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on who authorised EDF Energy to give presentations in schools on working in the nuclear energy sector in Somerset.

      Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff in her Department reported experiencing bullying or harassment at work in the most recent...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what consideration the School Teachers Review Body has given to including salary sacrifice car schemes in the school teachers' pay and conditions...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to introduce a salary sacrifice car scheme for teachers; and if she will make a statement.

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will discuss with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills potential steps to support teachers in raising awareness among...

      Free School Meals: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in Lancashire were eligible for but did not claim free school meals in the latest period for which figures are available.

      School Teachers' Review Body

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she next plans to issue a remit to the School Teachers Review Body; and if she will make a statement.

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what public consultations her Department has conducted since January 2014; and how many responses her Department has received to each of those...

      Students: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her Department's spending was for each student in (a) Preston, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West in 2014.

      Citizenship: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she will support the proposals of her French counterpart for including specific reference to anti-Semitism in citizenship education at the...

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the decision by Oxford Cambridge and RSA not to redevelop GCSE and A Level Turkish on the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Just Solutions International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what consultant, non-executive directors and associates have worked with Just Solutions International since it was established; when each such person...

    • Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost was of each case heard by an employment tribunal in each of the last three years.

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2015 to Question 214939, for each of the 13 offenders who had escaped or absconded from prison more than once (a)...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost to the public purse of an employment tribunal was in the 12 months (a) before and (b) after the introduction of fees.

      Intestacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of how many and what proportion of the population died without a will in each year since 2004.

      Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff in his Department responded that they were treated fairly at work in the most recent Civil...

      Witnesses: Advocacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many requests for Registered Intermediary support there were for witnesses (a) under and (b) over 18 years old by (i) the police, (ii) the Crown...

      Witnesses: Advocacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of level of demand for Registered Intermediaries and the numbers available to meet that demand over the last five years.

      Witnesses: Advocacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Registered Intermediaries are available to cover each individual police force in England and Wales.

      Witnesses: Advocacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many requests for Registered Intermediaries were made in each police area in each year from 2010 to 2014.

      Witnesses: Advocacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many requests for Registered Intermediaries by (a) the Crown Prosecution Service, (b) the police, (c) defence lawyers and (d) judges in each police...

      Witnesses: Advocacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Registered Intermediaries are currently (a) active and (b) available to take on new cases; and if he will make a statement.

      Witnesses: Advocacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many requests for Registered Intermediary support by (a) the police, (b) the Crown Prosecution Service, (c) defence lawyers and (d) judges were...

      Driving Offences: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were found guilty of using a mobile telephone while driving in each of the last three years; and what sentences were passed in those cases.

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been made available to support victims in each of the last five years.

      First-tier Tribunal: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hearings at First Tier Tribunals in the West Midlands have been cancelled in each of the last two years.

      Prison Service: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of staffing in prisons in the West Midlands.

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Electoral Register: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how much it costs to register each overseas voter in the most recent period for...

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how much the Electoral Commission spent on Facebook targeted advertisements for the...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, if the Electoral Commission will include a question on electoral registration forms...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2015 to Question 225166, if the Electoral...

      Elections: Expenditure

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how much the Electoral Commission spent in 2014-15 on enforcement and monitoring of...

      Elections: Expenditure

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many full time equivalent Electoral Commission employees are working on...

      Elections: Expenditure

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how much the Electoral Commission plans to spend in 2015-16 on enforcement and...

  • Scotland Office

    • Policy

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

    • Citizens Advice Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when Ministers of his Department last met Citizens Advice Scotland; what was discussed at that meeting; and if he will make a statement.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many invoices and to what value were paid by Defence Equipment and Supply after the statutory 30 days as required under the EU Directive 2011/7/EU...

    • Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will meet the Parliamentary Friends of Colombia to discuss the training provided to the Colombian armed forces by British military personnel.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2014 to Question 210962, how many armed forces personnel travelled to Colombia during 2013 in order to further the...

      Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff in his Department responded that they were treated fairly at work in the most recent Civil...

      Patrick Finucane Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 98 of the de Silva Report of the Patrick Finucane Review, published in December 2012, what the reasons were for the medical...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people from Northern Ireland applied to join the British Army in each of the last three years.

      Air Force: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people from Northern Ireland applied to join the Royal Air Force in each of the last three years.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military and aviation personnel worked in his Department in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff in his Department responded that they were treated fairly at work in the most recent...

    • Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disabled people have entered employment following participation in the Work Programme in (a) England, (b) London and (c) Hendon...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to improve support for disabled people in work in response to the recommendations of the Sayce Review,...

      Food Banks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of people who have been signposted or referred to a food bank by each Jobcentre Plus office in Scotland.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with the devolved administrations on the roll-out of universal credit.

      Unemployment: County Antrim

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what change there has been in the level of unemployment in South Antrim constituency since 2010.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the benefit cap on rates of employment in (a) England, (b) London and (c) Hendon constituency.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with the devolved administrations on the benefit cap.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support his Department offers to young people seeking employment across the UK; and what discussions he has had with the devolved...

      Employment: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Northern Ireland have moved from benefits into work in each of the last three years.

      Policy

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

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the imposition of a three-year benefit sanction on the health of people subject to such sanctions.

      Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff in his Department reported experiencing bullying or harassment at work in the most...

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Minister has made of the performance of his Department in meeting its targets relating to claims for Remploy Employment...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of his Department's performance in meeting targets relating to individual personal independence payment claims.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time was for a decision to be made on a jobseeker's allowance claim in each year since 2010.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Stourbridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of people who claimed jobseeker's allowance (JSA) at some point during the year were subject to a JSA sanction in that year in...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of funding allocated to the Youth Contract programme for 2014-15 has been disbursed to date; and if he will make a statement.

      Carers' Benefits: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were in receipt of one or more benefits for which carers are eligible in (a) York Central constituency and (b) City of York...

      Pay

      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...

      Work Programme: East Lothian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former incapacity benefit claimants found fit for work after being reassessed for employment and support allowance between October...

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) employment and support allowance claimants in households with dependent children in Scotland...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on the number of conditionality referrals made by a Jobcentre Plus advisor being taken into account in their performance...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department spent on bottled water in 2014.

    • Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Environment Agency's flood and coastal erosion risk management investment programme 2015 to 2021, what...

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) wild animals and (b) different species of animal are licensed under the Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling...

      Animal Welfare: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people have been convicted of animal abuse since 2005.

      HMS Victory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2015 to Question 226362, whether the preparation of cannon for lifting and the dusting of...

      Food: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on shortening supply chains in food production; and if she will make a statement.

      Non-native Species

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish best practice guidelines for people carrying out the control agreements and orders introduced under the...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the Environment Agency budget was spent on flood defences and prevention in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014.

      Cats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many kittens and cats entered the UK under the EU Pet Travel Scheme in each of the last three years.

      Cats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the number of cats that have been brought into the UK illegally in the last three years.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how and when the Government plans to evaluate the effectiveness of measures under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing Bond Guarantee Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many bids his Department has received to manage the private renting component of the Housing Bond Guarantee scheme.

    • Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that private tenants receive value for money held as deposits in custodial...

      Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff in his Department responded that they were treated fairly at work in...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of long-term empty properties in (a) England, (b) the North West, (c) Lancashire...

      Affordable Housing: Surrey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many affordable housing units were built in (a) Woking constituency and (b) Surrey in each of the last two years.

      Recycling: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much waste was recycled in City of York local authority area in 2009-10 and in each subsequent year.

      Means-tested Benefits: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department issues to local government offices responsible for processing housing benefit and council tax...

  • Wales Office

    • Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff in his Department responded that they were treated fairly at work in the most recent Civil Service...

    • Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff in his Department reported experiencing bullying or harassment at work in the most recent Civil...

  • HM Treasury

    • Minimum Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2015 to Question 218249, how many complaints about non-payment of the minimum wage to HM Revenue and Customs have been...

    • HSBC: Switzerland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which HM Revenue and Customs officials saw the list of bank accounts held at the HSBC private bank in Geneva, known as the Falciani list, as passed to the...

      HSBC: Switzerland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has sought a meeting with Hervé Falciani to discuss the details of unregistered bank accounts held by UK citizens in HSBC...

      Training

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance his Department provides to its managers on how many days training should be made available to staff.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 17 February 2015 to Question 223223, how many of the notifications received by HM Revenue and Customs resulted in (a) court...

      HSBC

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on HSBC and tax evasion since May 2010.

      Banks: Switzerland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether any Minister in his Department discussed the declaration concerning the acquistion of customer data stolen from Swiss banks with Lord Green during...

      HSBC

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when Ministers in his Department were first made aware of the findings of the US Senate Homeland Security Sub-Committee that led to HSBC being fined $1.9bn...

      Banks: Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has held with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on its forthcoming investigation into allegations that British-headquartered...

      Private Rented Housing: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much mortgage interest relief for private landlords was worth and how many recipients there were, in each of the last five years; and if he will...

      Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in how many cases related to tax evasion did failure to agree a rate of penalty go on appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal (Tax) or Upper Tribunal (Tax and...

      Small Businesses: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Section 660a cases brought to tribunal led to (a) prosecution, (b) acquittal and (c) out of court settlements in each of the last five years.

      Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases a taxpayer settled with HM Revenue and Customs for a penalty less than that initially set by the investigating inspector in each of the last...

      Taxation: Switzerland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department carried out an impact assessment on the future implications of signing its agreement with the Swiss Confederation on co-operation in...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many business rates appeals (a) are outstanding, (b) have been received and (c) have been cleared, in each region; and what the median number of days...

      LighterLife

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on VAT liability for (a) franchisees of LighterLife UK and (b) LighterLife UK.

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of private residence relief in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) England, (d) Wales and (e) Northern...

      Tax Collection

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) the amounts not collected and (b) the reason for the remission or write-off was in respect of each remission and write-off included in HM Revenue...

      Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to increase penalties for people convicted of assisting tax evasion.

      Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what mechanisms HM Revenue and Customs has in place to investigate allegations of tax evasion by non-resident parents reported by parents with care...

      Police Service of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to make Police Scotland eligible for VAT refunds.

      Energy: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2015 to Question 225330, on what timetable he plans to remove the entitlement of community energy co-operatives to...

      Policy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what policies contained in the 2010 Coalition Agreement and falling under his Department's responsibilities have not yet been implemented; and what the...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the results of his Department's consultation on umbrella companies.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to answer Question 224318, tabled on 11 February 2015 for Named day answer on 23 February 2015; and what the reasons are for the time taken to...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2015 to Question 222025, if he will provide a breakdown of the figures in the Answer by employment sector in the most...

      Advertising

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department spent on (a) television advertising, (b) radio advertising, (c) national newspaper advertisements, (d) local newspaper...

      Macquarie Bank

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings his Department has had with Macquarie Bank since May 2010; and who was present at such meetings.

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much inheritance tax was collected in each of the last five years up to the most recent period for which records are available; and what the inheritance...

      Government Departments: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2015 to Question 226142, how many enquiries were opened and how much additional tax was due to be collected in total as a...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the contribution of 3 February 2015 from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in his Department, Official...

    • Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the contribution of 3 February 2015 from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in his Department, Official...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the contribution of 3 February 2015 from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in his Department, Official...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the contribution of 3 February 2015 from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in his Department, Official...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the contribution of 3 February 2015 from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in his Department, Official...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the debate on cavity wall insulation of 3 February 2015, Official Report, columns 3-6WH, what representations he has...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what information is held by Ofgem on (a) the location of households who have had cavity wall installations under the Energy Company...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the debate on Cavity Wall Insulation of 3 February 2015, Official Report, columns 3-6WH, what steps he has taken to...

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the report by the Zero Carbon Hub on Assessing...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment his Department has made of the accuracy of estimates provided to his Department by the Cavity Insulation Guarantee...

      Energy: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many prepayment meter customers are in arrears for (a) electricity and (b) gas in (i) the UK, (ii) Scotland, (iii) England and...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of what the average household (a) gas and (b) electricity bill was in (i) the UK, (ii) Scotland, (iii)...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2015 to Question 220887, what powers his Department plans to give Ofgem to ensure that gas...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether he plans that upgrading of (a) oil boilers and (b) LPG boilers will be mandated to installing energy companies as being...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the effect of (a) onshore wind, (b) offshore wind, (c) solar, (d) biomass, (e) wave and (f) tidal energy...

      Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to paragraph 23 of his Department's grant confirmation letter of 11 January 2010 to the MOZES community energy...

      Macquarie Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which of his Department's projects Macquarie Bank has invested in since May 2010; and how much it has invested in each such project.

      Mozes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, on what date his Department received the report from Ray Noble on the MOZES community energy cooperative in Nottingham.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Surveys

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff in his Department responded that they were treated fairly at work in the most recent Civil...

    • Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many cases before the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman are awaiting allocation of an assessor.

      Job Creation: South East

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of full-time jobs created in (a) Woking constituency, (b) Surrey and (c) the South East since May 2010.

      Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department spent on (a) television advertising, (b) radio advertising, (c) national newspaper advertisements, (d) local newspaper...

      Legislative Drafting

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what arrangements are in place for Parliamentary Counsel to refer to the Law Officers proposals for legislation which appear to Parliamentary Counsel...

      Legislative Drafting

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what arrangements are in place to ensure that the drafting of statutory guidance, codes of practice and other forms of secondary legislation is of a...

      Legislative Drafting

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of Acts of Parliament in the present Parliament included a power for Ministers to make supplementary and incidental provision by...

      Office of the Parliamentary Counsel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what changes have been made in the structure and working arrangements of the Parliamentary Counsel Office in the present Parliament; and what steps...

      Legislative Drafting

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which recommendations of Lord Renton's Report on the Preparation of Legislation, Cmnd. 6053, published in 1975, have yet to be implemented; and what...

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Advertising

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

    • Tickets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment process his Department plans to implement for the 12 month secondary ticketing review.

      Tickets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to have a chair for the review process for secondary ticketing.

      Wind Power: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has made to the inquiry on the proposal for the Navitus Bay offshore wind farm on the effect on the Jurassic...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2015 to Question 225489, if the Commission will...

  • Department of Health

    • Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many consultants have been employed by the Trust Special Administration (TSA) of the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust since its inception; how...

    • Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many consultants have been employed by the Trust Special Administration (TSA) of the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust since its inception; how...

      Hospitals: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has provided to implement the recommendations of the Trust Special Administration of Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust on...

      Dialysis Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the changes in the level of funding allocated to renal patients on dialysis.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2015 to Question 224950, what communications NHS England has received from (a) hon. Members and (b) other interested...

      Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the remit is of NHS England's Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group; what plans NHS England has for the future of that Group; and if he will...

      National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2015 to Question 224947, for what reasons the data requested is aggregated over the three years 2012-14; and if he will...

      Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff in his Department responded that they were treated fairly at work in the most recent Civil...

      Cervical Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2015 to Question 225373, if he will make it his policy that GPs should be able to commission cervical smear tests for...

      Clinical Priorities Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2015 to Question 224941, on which occasions the (a) Clinical Priorities Advisory Group has rejected a recommendation...

      NHS: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2015 to Question 223768, on which dates since 24 November 2014 he has discussed with NHS England its revised...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to Question 224981 of 2 March 2015, how the implementation by NHS England of policies differs when they are (a) official, (b)...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) terms of reference, (b) membership, (c) timelines for delivery and (d) scheduled meeting dates of NHS...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2015 to Question 224949, on what date NHS England began reviewing its policy on individual funding requests; which...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what forecast his Department has made of the likely cost per patient of receiving proton beam therapy treatment at one of the two planned centres for...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that people requiring urgent cancer treatment are fast-tracked to avoid lengthy waiting times.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effects on existing hospital services of the installation of proton beam therapy centres at (a) the Christie...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his most recent estimate is of the likely cost of (a) construction and (b) annual operation of the proton beam therapy centre at the Christie...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his most recent estimate is of the likely cost of (a) construction and (b) annual operation of the proton beam therapy centre at University College,...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, where on the site of (a) the Christie Hospital in Manchester and (b) University College London the new proton beam therapy centres will be located.

      Parkinson's Disease: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2015 to Question 224941, what the precise recommendation made by the Clinical Reference Group referred to in that...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of teenage mental health services.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with which stakeholders officials from (a) NHS England and (b) his Department have discussed implementation of a fast-track interim policy for hepatitis...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to Question 224945 of 2 March 2015, what estimate he has made of the number of decisions taken by screening panels which are made...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on procuring proton beam therapy equipment for hospitals in the UK; when he plans to announce the supplier of proton beam...

      Clinical Priorities Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to Question 224943 of 2 March 2015, whether minutes exist for each meeting of the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group (CPAG) prior...

      Diabetes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of young people developing diabetes.

      Diabetes: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of children with diabetes experience problems with their eyesight and kidneys before they reach the age of 18.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of potential links between breast and prostate cancer; and whether he has discussed this matter with the devolved...

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to improve the mental health of prisoners.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to improve drug treatment in prisons.

      Parkinson's Disease: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to Question 224953 of 2 March 2015, whether Duodopa was considered for funding by NHS England for routine funding in the 2013-14...

      Parkinson's Disease: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to Question 224942 of 2 March 2015, for what reason NHS England requires successful individual funding requests to demonstrate...

      Multiple Births

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve the UK's patient safety OECD ranking for patient safety incidents involving multiple pregnancies; and if he will make...

      Multiple Births

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to support (a) research into still births and neonatal deaths and (b) the dissemination of clinical best practice in multiple...

      Domestic Accidents: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many falls (a) at home and (b) in total were recorded by health and social care providers in (i) York Central constituency and (ii) City of York...

      Carers: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many family members looking after a relative at home were registered as carers with the local authority in (a) York Central constituency and (b) City...

      Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group spent on managing provider contracts in 2013 and in each subsequent year.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what powers he possesses to take action against abortion providers which fail to comply with his Department's interpretation of the Abortion Act 1967 as...

      Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department asked NICE to produce a clinical guideline and quality standard on adult hearing loss; and when he expects NICE to produce those...

      Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many babies weighing (a) less than and (b) more than 1,000g and which were born at (i) 22, (ii) 23 and (iii) 24 weeks' gestation survived in each of...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has provided to local authorities on the implementation of the Care Act 2014 and the right of carers to an assessment and...

      Carers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Department for Education on the effect of the Care Act 2014 on young carers.

      Sexually Transmitted Infections: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps (a) his Department and (b) Public Health England is taking to investigate the prevalence of the availability of antibiotics to treat...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department plans to take to monitor whether care assessments carried out under the Care Act 2014 include consideration of any companion...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons his Department's logo does not appear on any published information about care.data.

      Pharmacy: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what regulatory powers the Care Quality Commission has to review the practice of online prescribing where it is aware of evidence that patients are being...

      Public Health England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much Public Health England has spent on marketing campaigning in each year since it was established; and how much of that spending was on campaigns...

  • Department for Transport

    • Ports: Isles of Scilly

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they have played in relation to the Duchy of Cornwall’s Consultation on its Governance Review of St Mary’s Harbour.

    • Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Robert Goodwill, on 5 March (HC225928), what evidence is...

      Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Robert Goodwill, on 4 March (HC225506), how many fume events...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Regional Planning and Development: North West

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the £330 million investment in the North East Growth Deal, what plans they have to increase the North West Fund; and what plans they...

    • EU Internal Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the benefit or disbenefit of Single Market legislation to United Kingdom companies which do not export to that market.

      Cars: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many new cars the United Kingdom exported in (1) 2013, and (2) 2014, by (a) country of destination, and (b) marque.

      Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how effective their policy to reduce red tape has been; and what evidence they have to support those conclusions.

  • Department for International Development

    • Private Infrastructure Development Group

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 19 February (HL 4577), what were the uses to which the £360 million deposited in the Private...

    • Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have fulfilled their pledge of £20 million to kick-start Gaza's economy made at the reconstruction conference in Cairo on 12 October 2014;...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial and other support has been given, or will be given, to the governments of Lebanon and Jordan to ensure they can keep their borders open for...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they have given to traumatised Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether further military action by coalition forces in Syria and Iraq will further displace civilians; and what plans are...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to secure unhindered humanitarian access to assist civilians in South Kordofan and Blue Nile, in the light of the recent...

  • The Lord Chairman of Committees

    • House of Lords: Clocks and Watches

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what is the reason for the placement of the new clock at the end of the Content Lobby.

    • House of Lords: Recruitment

      To ask the Chairman of Committees how many job vacancies within the House of Lords were advertised on the parliamentary website in 2014; and what proportion of posts filled were available to...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Astor of Hever on 2 December 2014 (HL3199) and 20 January (HL3958), why, and since when, they have transferred the...

    • 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) Challenger 2, (2) Warrior, (3) FV430,...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many valid National Insurance numbers were in use at the end of (1) 2013, and (2) 2014.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Biodiversity: Basildon

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice or guidance they have provided to Basildon Borough Council regarding action steps to mitigate the loss of invertebrate biodiversity of the Dry...

    • Trapping

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to provide updated advice on the use of snares in order to reduce the incidence of indiscriminate trapping of cats and other animals.

  • Home Office

    • Police: Road Traffic Control

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many traffic police, as full time equivalents, have been employed in Kent each year from 2010 to date.

    • Police: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the details of the new Police Pension Scheme will be made available to all officers.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Lighting: EU Action

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the proposal by the European Commission to ban the use of halogen light bulbs throughout the European Union; whether they will...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Advertising

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the current government-placed advertising campaigns, broken down by issue or purpose of advertisement.

    • Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish any guidance issued to civil servants and appointing panels as to how to judge the appropriateness of the political activity of...

      House of Lords

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who will determine when the House of Lords first sits after the general election.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Film

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to protect the United Kingdom's film and audiovisual sector, in the light of the digital market proposals suggested by the European...

    • World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to celebrate the involvement of citizens from the British Empire in the First World War.

      Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the date by which every house in the country, including in rural areas, will have access to superfast broadband.

  • Department of Health

    • Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 25 February (HL4975), how many adverse incidents due to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) have been...

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 24 February (HL4892), whether they have identified any other speculative accounts in the media of the likely...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 6 January (HL3422) and the remarks by Earl Howe on 24 February (HL Deb, col 1621), why there is no universally...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 20 February (HL4711) and the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health,...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assumptions have been made by Monitor and NHS England on the size of the overall NHS provider sector deficit for 2015–16 should their proposed...

      Dementia: Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Admiral Nurses are employed in each of the local authority districts in England; and how that relates to the numbers of individuals suffering from...

      Endoscopy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what investment they have made in endoscopy services over the last five years; and what investment will be made in endoscopy services in the next five years,...

      Endoscopy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of introducing mandatory Joint Advisory Group on gastrointestinal endoscopy (JAG) Accreditation for both public...

      Endoscopy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of trained and certified colonoscopists needed to meet the demand for colonoscopies and flexible sigmoidoscopies...

      Colorectal Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many men and women over the age of 74 have opted in to the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme by (1) screening hub, and (2) screening centre.

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