Written answers

Thursday, 19 March 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent on (a) television advertising, (b) radio advertising, (c) national newspaper advertisements, (d) local newspaper...

    • Transport: Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to improve transport links between Windsor and (a) Reading and (b) London since 2010.

      Motorway Service Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2014 to Question 215438, and with reference to the speech of 4 February 2015 to CPRE and the Campaign for Better...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 December 2014 to Question 216696, what assessment he has made of the success of the European debt recovery agency in...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) number and (b) pay of construction workers that will be employed to build High Speed 2 for each month...

      Highways Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of whistleblowing procedures at the Highways Agency.

  • Home Office

    • Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department spent on (a) television advertising, (b) radio advertising, (c) national newspaper advertisements, (d) local...

    • Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what amount her Department and its agencies spent on research and development in each year since 2010-11; and what proportion such spending...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many enquiries from landlords to the Home Office Landlords Helpline (a) have been concluded and (b) are outstanding.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many calls the Home Office Landlords Helpline has (a) logged and (b) responded to from each local authority area in each month since its...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken has been by the Home Office Landlords Helpline between receipt of a call to the conclusion of the enquiries from...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many inquiries the Home Office Landlords Helpline has received from outside the West Midlands since its inception.

      Police: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have died while on duty in each year since 2010.

      Entry Clearances: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of recent trends in the rate of acceptances of visa applications for Syrians visiting the UK; and if she will...

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules tabled on 16 March 2015, HC1116, on...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of support provided under sections 4 and 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to improve the efficiency of the asylum system.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the debate on police widows pensions of 25 February, Official Report, columns 126-133WH, what steps she is taking to...

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which news applications staff in her Department are authorised to download and use on their work-provided phones and tablets.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that Russia remains a member of the Council of Europe.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 2 February 2015 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with...

      Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, of which country's intelligence agencies the official arrested in Turkey in connection with the British girls who ran away from...

      Antarctic Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on which nations have (a) successfully incorporated and (b) are in the process of...

      Human Rights Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the sub-group on Freedom of Expression of the Human Rights Advisory Group last met; and when the next meeting of that...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Burma on the detention of students and other activists protesting against...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many and what proportion of staff (a) of his Department and (b) working for companies contracted by his Department in...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Overseas Students

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

    • Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for what periods there has been a vacancy for the role of Chief Scientific Advisor in his Department during the 2010-15 Parliament.

      Trade Missions: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what support UK Trade and Investment has given to (a) the Nuclear Industry Association and (b) private nuclear companies to...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what support the Regional Growth Fund has provided for the Civil Nuclear Sharing in Growth programme in each year since 2010...

      Science: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his policy is on continuing the ring-fencing of science revenue spending; and if he will make it his policy to increase...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of reasons for regional per capita disparities in the distribution of medical research funding.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the proposed timetable is for his consultation on the introduction of loans for postgraduate students.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of (a) the value of and (b) the number of jobs provided by the cyber-security industry in the UK in...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what amount his Department and its agencies spent on research and development in each year since 2010-11; and what proportion...

      Patents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent steps he has taken to reform statute pertaining to patent.

      New Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many Start Up loans have been awarded since the introduction of that scheme in each parliamentary constituency; and what the...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many and what proportion of staff (a) of his Department and (b) working for companies contracted by his Department in...

      Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2015 to Question 226592, what forecast he has made of expenditure on advertising and...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to his Department's announcement of 27 November 2013 on Post Office branch modernisation, how many Post Offices...

  • Department for International Development

    • West Africa: Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) NHS staff and (b) NHS staff in Plymouth have been involved in operations to control the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.

  • Department for Education

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 3 February 2015 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr T Cook.

    • Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students are taught in schools rated by Ofsted as good or outstanding in (a) the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, (b)...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the cost per child of administering 15 hours a week of free childcare for children aged three and four in...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many in-work families with children aged three or four receive 15 hours a week of free childcare.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of prisoners were released without accommodation from each private prison in England and Wales in the most recent 12 months for which...

    • Prison Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the contribution of the work of Official Prison Visitors; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the respective responsibilities are of (a) prison governors and (b) prison chaplains in developing effective counselling and support for vulnerable...

      Justices' Clerks: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what training and information is given to magistrates' clerks to ensure that they operate in accordance with the Armed Forces Covenant.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners there were in (a) HMP Belmarsh, (b) HMP Feltham, (c) HMP Isis, (d) HMP Pentonville, (e) HMP Thameside, (f) HMP Wandsworth and (g) HMP...

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many mobile telephones and sim cards were found in (a) HMP Belmarsh, (b) HMP Feltham, (c) HMP Isis, (d) HMP Pentonville, (e) HMP Thameside, (f) HMP...

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many serious assaults on staff there were in HM Prison (a) Belmarsh, (b) Feltham, (c) Isis, (d) Pentonville, (e) Thameside, (f) Wandsworth and (g)...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners in (a) HMP Belmarsh, (b) HMP Feltham, (c) HMP Isis, (d) HMP Pentonville, (e) HMP Thameside, (f) HMP Wandsworth and (g) HMP Wormwood...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England

      To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what criteria the Commissioners will use in their decision on releasing additional funds to support Church mission...

    • King Richard III

      To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, who has been invited to represent the Church of England at the service at Leicester Cathedral for the reburial of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Clyde Naval Base and Clyde Submarine Base

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many accidents there have been at HM Naval Base Clyde and Royal Navy Armaments Depot Coulport in each of the last five years.

    • Navy: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy pilots are in training to enable them to land a fast jet on the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers.

      HMS Vanguard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent on maintenance of HMS Vanguard in each of the last three years.

      Trident Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent on general maintenance of Trident missiles in each of the last three years.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many days Trident submarines have not been at sea in each of the last three years.

      Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on (a) television advertising, (b) radio advertising, (c) national newspaper advertisements, (d) local newspaper...

      West Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) regular and reserve armed forces personnel and (b) regular and reserve armed forces personnel based in Plymouth have been involved in...

      Armed Forces: Casualties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel have died on active service in each year since 2010.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2015 to Question 226527, how much of the spending identified in each year related to marketing and media...

    • Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it mandatory for each Jobcentre Plus to put in place a Foodbank Signposting Service agreement.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2015 to the hon. Member for Stretford and Urmston to Question 223024, on what date his Department plans...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the statistics collected by the Campaign to End Child Poverty on child...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of his Department's performance in meeting its targets on the length of time for decisions to be made on the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to publish the recommendations of the Epidemiology Report on bovine TB on the Cheshire Edge by Sue Ridout;...

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will reallocate surplus funds from the current round of bids on the Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme to additional...

      Natural Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on the European Commission's decision not to proceed with the circular economy package.

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what amount her Department and its agencies spent on research and development in each year since 2010-11; and what...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to protect residents from persistently noisy neighbours.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff in her Department and its executive agencies and associated bodies were engaged off-payroll in each of the...

      National Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what factors her Department uses to determine the relative level of central Government funding given to each National Park...

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which news applications staff in her Department are authorised to download and use on their work-provided phones and tablets.

      Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of employees in her Department identify as (a) white or white British, (b) Asian or Asian...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Council Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to protect leaseholders charged with excessive charges for repairs levied before the new cap for...

    • Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to answer Question 219077, tabled on 17 December 2014.

      Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his Department's advertising budget was in each financial year from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

      Coastal Communities Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities have bid for each round of the Coastal Communities Fund but have so far received no funding.

      Advertising

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

      EDF Energy: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on who authorised the distribution of publicity information for EDF Energy in...

      Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department spent on (a) television advertising, (b) radio advertising, (c) national newspaper advertisements, (d)...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with fire authorities in England and Wales on pension rights for firefighters who fail...

      First Time Buyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his Answer of 12 March 2015 to Question 226673, whether starter homes provided under his proposed exceptions policy...

      First Time Buyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department made of the number of starter homes that could be provided on sites in commercial or industrial...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have carried out an assessment of the mental health needs of their child and adolescent populations.

      Planning Permission: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of including urban planning in the Public Health Responsibility Deal.

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the performance of the Troubled Families scheme.

      Derelict Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has published on use of brownfield sites in local development by local authorities.

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to promote best practice between local authorities and local enterprise partnerships.

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether firefighters aged 55 who fail a fitness test will receive an unreduced pension; and whether he plans to bring in...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the amount of unpaid business rates owed to local authorities in (a) England, (b) West Yorkshire...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the average cost to the public purse of a request for him to call in a planning application in...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what support and advice is available to companies which require assistance in paying business rates.

  • Scotland Office

    • Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many and what proportion of staff (a) of his Department and (b) working for companies contracted by his Department in Scotland are paid less than...

  • HM Treasury

    • Income Tax: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the income tax gap in Scotland in each of the last five years.

    • Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on which dates he discussed with senior officials at HM Revenue and Customs whether maximisation of recovery of unpaid tax liabilities from UK residents...

      HSBC

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the contribution of Edward Troup in oral evidence to the Committee of Public Accounts on 5 November 2012, HC716, Question 60, what...

      HSBC

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether any Minister in his Department discussed the issue of HSBC and tax evasion with Lord Green during his time as Minister for Trade and Investment.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of HM Revenue and Customs' (HMRC) expenditure is allocated to preventing, detecting and handling cases of (a) tax evasion, (b) tax avoidance and...

      Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many convictions there have been as a result of prosecutions brought by HM Revenue and Customs for tax evasion in each of the last five years.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value of penalties collected by HM Revenue and Customs as a result of criminal convictions relating to tax avoidance and evasion was in each of the...

      Private Rented Housing: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of tax relief on buy-to-let house purchases in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16.

      Income Tax: Cambridge

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have ceased to pay income tax as a result of increases in the personal allowance since May 2010 in Cambridge constituency.

      Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of calls made to the Tax Evasion Hotline was from parents with care who receive statutory child maintenance reporting alleged tax evasion by...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on which dates in (a) 2014 and (b) 2015 officials from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) met representatives of the Public and Commercial Services Union to...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2015 to Question 225382, what data HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) holds on action taken through the civil courts in cases...

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 17 February 2015 to Question 223222, how much funding was allocated for the specialist inheritance tax compliance teams in each of...

      Surveys

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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...

      Camphill Village Trust

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on the tax treatment of people living as co-workers at intentional communities run by the Camphill Village Trust; and...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations were made to the Government on the constitutional propriety of the General Anti-Avoidance Rule introduced by the Finance Act 2013 (a)...

      Alternative Investment Market

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the letter of 29 September 2014 sent to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills by the hon. Member for Neath, relating...

      Sanitary Protection: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will propose at an EU level (a) a review of the EU's classification of women's sanitary products as luxury items and (b) an end to the 5 per cent tax...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of private-sector investment in renewable energy in the UK in each year since 2010.

    • Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many households in fuel poverty in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) England, (d) Wales and (e) Northern Ireland used prepayment...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what processes are in place to monitor the standard of installations carried out under (a) the Energy Company Obligation and the Green...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much onshore wind capacity for repowering farms (a) received planning approval and (b) was rejected in each year since 2009; and...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will make a comparative assessment of the cost of new offshore wind capacity in Denmark and the UK.

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many homes in (a) York Central constituency and (b) City of York local authority area were retrofitted with cavity wall...

      Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many homes in (a) York Central constituency and (b) City of York local authority area have a prepayment electricity meter.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent assessment he has made of progress towards meeting the Kyoto agreement targets on carbon dioxide emissions.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress he has made on meeting the target of installing energy efficiency measures in one million homes by March 2015.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he is taking to ensure that household energy bills reflect recent changes in wholesale energy costs.

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, What steps he is taking to ensure the long-term supply of affordable energy.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff in his Department and its executive agencies and associated bodies were engaged off-payroll in each of the last five years up to the...

    • Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of staff (a) of his Department and (b) working for companies contracted by his Department in Scotland are paid less than...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to promote the National Citizen Service scheme in schools.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2015 to Question 226811, on High Speed 2 railway line, for what reasons the page at that link is unobtainable.

      Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2014 to Question 218376, if he will include digital leadership in the Major Projects Academy Leadership course.

      Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of employees in his Department and the Office of the Prime Minister identify as (a) white or white British, (b) Asian or...

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Surveys

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

    • Internet: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent progress the Government has made on increasing competition among internet service providers.

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects all internet connection speeds to be 2Mbps or more in (a) Windsor constituency, (b) South-East England and (c) the UK.

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has regular discussions with BBC management on the sources from which the BBC receives external financing.

      Broadband: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has spent on promoting or advertising (a) fibre optic and (b) satellite broadband to the public in each of the...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what amount his Department and its agencies spent on research and development in each year since 2010-11; and what proportion such...

      Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether there are official email addresses in his Department which do not accept emails from members of the public.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Ict

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment the Commission has made of the effect of the provision of free iPads...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Electoral Register: Liverpool

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he has taken to ensure that the number of people on the electoral register in Liverpool does not fall as a result of the introduction of Individual...

  • Department of Health

    • Clinical Commissioning Groups: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding (a) in total and (b) per capita has been allocated for Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group for each year from 2013-14 to 2019-20.

    • Health Services: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which services the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) declined to fund, in some or all cases, or restricted access to, for patients in their...

      Fluoride: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the research report Are fluoride levels in drinking water associated...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will issue a direction to the Chief Executive of NHS Care Services to reply to the letter of 13 February 2015 sent by the right hon. Member for...

      Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made on the merger of Frimley Park NHS Trust and Heatherwood and Wrexham Park NHS Trust; and if he will make a statement.

      Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of NHS patients registered for clinical trials in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014.

      Pharmacy: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of clinical consultations conducted by online pharmacies.

      Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment Public Health England has made of the effect of remote prescribing of oral antibiotics through online pharmacies on resistance to antibiotics.

      Pharmacy: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that online pharmacies adhere to national best practice guidelines.

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the evidential basis is for the limit of three months on the length of time GPs can prescribe medications to patients with existing conditions who...

      NHS: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on agency and locum staff in the NHS in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2014-15 to date.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many finished consultant episodes there were with a (a) primary and (b) secondary diagnosis of HIV infection in (i) England and (ii) each region in...

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to develop the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV among NHS clinicians who do not specialise in HIV; what...

      Health Services: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2015 to Question 226553, what arrangements for primary care services will apply.

      Circle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what account NHS England took of the performance of Circle in its contract to run Hinchingbrooke Hospital when reaching its decision to award a new...

      NHS Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on plans by Monitor to appoint trust special administrators to take control of a NHS Foundation Trust.

      NHS: Mergers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many proposals to merge NHS Trusts have been subject to inquiries by the Competition and Markets Authority; and what estimate he has made of the cost...

      Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost to the public purse was of the Trust Special Administration process at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

      Health Services: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number of staff who were dismissed for smoking in each NHS trust in Lancashire in 2014.

      Rickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of rickets among children and young people there were in each of the last 10 years.

      Eyesight: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will review the Primary Ophthalmic Services Regulations 2008 in order to ensure that entitlement for additional services includes requests made by...

      McDonalds Restaurants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department's agreement with McDonald's as a Public Health Partner in its Responsibility Plan included any commitments with regard to (a) the...

      Social Workers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects his Department to reach a decision on the daily placement fee for social work students on placement as part of its reform to the...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure that there is adequate future funding of drugs for people with rare and less common cancers.

      Nurses: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-UK qualified nurses from countries (a) in and (b) not in the EU have worked in the NHS in each year since 2009-10.

      Nurses and Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) individual applicants and (b) applications in total were received for pre-registration (i) nursing and (ii) midwifery training commissions...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average cost to the NHS of employing one (a) nurse, (b) midwife, (c) doctor and (d) GP.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) funding and (b) other support NHS England provides to clinical commissioning groups to help improve the quality of care services available to...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the level of waste of unused drugs in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the running costs of NHS Diabetes were in each of the last three years before its dissolution.

      Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the role of (a) NHS England and (b) clinical commissioning groups is for commissioning (i) neurological services and (ii) specialised epilepsy services.

      Tomography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many computerised tomography simulators were operational in the NHS in each of the last 10 years; and how many operational computerised tomography...

      NHS: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason the question in the NHS Staff Survey relating to the availability of hand washing materials was removed (a) as a key indicator for the...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many tier 4 CAMHS beds there were in England in (a) April 2010, (b) April 2011, (c) April 2012 and (d) February 2015.

      Mental Health Services: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 4.7 of his Department's publication, A mandate for the Government to Health Education England, published in May 2014, what...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2014 to Question 218413, for what reason the amounts in that Answer were supplied in cash terms and not real terms.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) adult secure, (b) adult acute inpatient, (c) secure children's and (d) children's acute inpatient mental health beds were (i) opened and...

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have been killed or seriously injured in road traffic incidents in Kent in each year since 2010; and how many and what proportion of those...

    • Railways: East Midlands

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, to provide for future electrification, they intend to immunise the new signalling equipment when the railway line between Nottingham, Newark and...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Lord Popat on 5 March (HL Deb, col 431) that enforcement of the law relating to HGVs in London involved 4,000 targeted stops...

      Railways: Lancashire

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why Network Rail took the decision to close Rawlinson Lane, Chorley Road and Grimeford Lane in Adlington, Lancashire, at the same time to accommodate...

      Railways: Lancashire

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the latest date that each bridge in Adlington, Lancashire, could reopen.

      Driving under Influence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the expenditure on the Department for Transport's drink driving campaigns in (1) 2010, (2) 2011, (3) 2012, (4) 2013, and (5) 2014.

      Driving under Influence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have asked their partners in the Public Health Responsibility Deal to contribute towards the costs of the Department for Transport's drink...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Higher Education: Europe

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the new application process to European universities; what consideration they have given to how attractive the lack of...

    • Higher Education: Bereavement Counselling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that adequate bereavement support is available in universities.

  • Department for International Development

    • Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with the donor co-ordination group for the Democratic Republic of the Congo with regard to providing funding for the...

    • West Africa: Ebola

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of International Monetary Fund programmes on the ebola crisis, in the light of the recent article in the Lancet on the...

      International Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who will represent them at the forthcoming International Conference on Financing for Development to be held on 13 to 16 July 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • EU Defence Policy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the statement by the President of the European Commission Mr Jean-Claude Juncker that the European Union should have its own...

    • Military Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, from 2009–10 to the latest year for which data are available, what was the annual number of hours flown by (1) Typhoon, (2) Tornado GR4, (3) Chinook,...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which of the following vehicle types are still in service with the British Army and what were or are their anticipated out of service dates: Challenger 2,...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated development cost for the Common Base Platform of the Scout family of military vehicles.

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) the United Kingdom has spent on defence in each of the last five years; and under present medium-term plans...

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to European Commission President Juncker's call for the formation of a European Union army.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 9 December 2013 (WA 80), whether Italy and Greece remain non-compliant with the European Union's 2012...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the latest net migration figures, what is their assessment of the United Kingdom’s ability to control immigration numbers in the...

    • Proceeds of Crime

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the detection rate of criminal and illicit funds reaching the United Kingdom.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people received support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 in the last year for which they have records, broken down by nationality.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people are currently in receipt of support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are unable to leave the United...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average number of passengers per hour passing through a single manned Border Agency control point at Heathrow Terminal 3 at peak times, and how...

      Domestic Violence Protection Orders

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their report A call to end violence against women and girls, Progress report 2010–2015, published in March, which states "Since...

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the tasks undertaken by the PRISM surveillance programme.

      Ministers of Religion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Christian street preachers have been (1) arrested and questioned, (2) charged with an offence, and (3) convicted, in each year from 2010; why...

      Extradition

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the compliance of United Kingdom extradition procedures with human rights regulations.

      Association of Chief Police Officers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the future of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO); what they consider to be the assets of ACPO and functions hitherto...

      Bail

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Browning on 12 July 2011 (HL Deb, col 609), what consultation on matters relating to bail and the conditions that apply...

      South Yorkshire Police

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Bates on 3 March (HL Deb, col 92), and the recent reports concerning South Yorkshire Police and child exploitation cases in...

      Police: Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many 4x4 sports utility vehicles and off-road vehicles are owned by police forces in England and Wales; whether they require police forces to submit a...

      Licensing Laws

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to review their decision not to allow local councils to set their own local alcohol licensing fees, as provided in the Police...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the percentage of attainers registered to vote.

    • General Election 2015

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they are aware of for international bodies to send election observation missions to the United Kingdom during the forthcoming General Election.

      Electoral Register: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of risk that the changes in electoral registration will disproportionately affect elderly people living in sheltered housing...

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