Written answers

Friday, 5 June 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Odyssey Marine Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the salvage licenses and contracts Odyssey Marine Exploration holds with his Department.

    • SS Gairsoppa: Salvage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what settlement his Department has arrived at with unsuccessful bidders for the salvage contract for SS Gairsoppa.

  • Home Office

    • Police: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests were made by the police for access to communications data relating to investigations into (a) drug offences, (b) people...

    • Police: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received from Welsh Assembly Ministers about the (a) Dyfed Powys Police Helicopter and (b) National Police Air...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support immunisation programmes in developing countries.

  • Department for Education

    • Educational Psychology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2015 to Question 222652, whether she plans that the amount of funding allocated to the training of educational...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • United Nations: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will instigate a (a) medal, (b) day of national recognition and (c) site of remembrance to recognise the contribution of UK personnel deployed in...

    • Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people of each grade and payroll cost have been employed in his Department's Head Office in each of the last five years.

      Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF bases in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland are (i) operational and (ii) in caretaker status.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Tornado and (b) Typhoon aircraft are (i) operationally ready for deployment, (ii) in maintenance, (iii) not fit for service and (iv)...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many F35 fighter jets have been ordered to date; what the cost of each F35 is; when he expects delivery of each fighter jet; when he expects the...

      HMS Queen Mary: Salvage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to investigate allegations that the wreck of the battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary has been looted by salvors operating illegally.

      Malaria: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2015 to Question 126, when he expects to be able to place in the Library the correspondence between his Department and...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will carry out an impact assessment of the proposal to remove housing benefit entitlement from people aged 18 to 21 years old including...

    • Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will institute a full independent review of the benefit sanctions system.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of benefit sanctions on (a) families with children and (b) people with mental ill health.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the number of working people claiming housing benefit on housing benefit spending.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of badgers exterminated through culling in (a) Gloucestershire and (b) Somerset were found to carry bovine...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what monitoring is undertaken of the numbers of affordable houses built per region under section 106 of the Town and Country...

    • Mayors: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many public consultations his Department has conducted on the subject of mayors in Liverpool since 2010.

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many social rented homes have been sold under the Right to Buy policy in (a) England, (b) London, (c) London Borough of...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been built as part of the affordable rent model by (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations in...

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been sold to first-time buyers under the Help to Buy scheme in (a) England, (b) London, (c) London Borough...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the revenue raised which will be made available to housing associations in (a) England and Wales,...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average proportion discount was of social rented homes sold under the Right to Buy policy in (a) England, (b) London,...

  • HM Treasury

    • Income Tax: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse will be by 2020 of increasing the personal allowance to £12,500 per annum; and from which area of expenditure that...

    • Welfare Tax Credits: Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the tax credit helpline is adequately staffed.

      Income Tax: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to increase the personal tax allowance.

      HSBC: Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made in the inquiry into tax avoidance facilitated by HSBC.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what per capita revenue contribution is made to (a) Scotland and (b) each region of England for the running of public services.

      Inflation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received on the effect of negative inflation on the economy.

      Revenue and Customs: Sheffield

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to relocate HM Revenue and Customs' staff from offices in Sheffield.

      Revenue and Customs: Standards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment has been made of the quality of service provided by HM Revenue and Customs on corporation tax.

      Revenue and Customs: Standards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received on the quality of service provided by HM Revenue and Customs on corporation tax.

      Treasury: International Tax and Investment Centre

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with (i) Dave Hartnett and (ii) representatives from the International Tax and...

      Income Tax: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government plans to raise the income tax personal allowance to £12,000 per year.

      Fifa

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions (a) Ministers in his Department and (b) the Financial Services Authority have had with the (i) Swiss authorities and (ii) US...

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to publish a green and white paper on the BBC Charter renewal and draft Charter and Framework Agreements.

  • Department of Health

    • Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of recent Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency guidelines on...

    • Bone Diseases: Stem Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to encourage the use of stem cell therapy for bone regrowth.

      Kisspeptin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Royal Colleges about the use of kisspeptin to treat (a) infertility and (b) diabetes.

      Abortion: Lobbying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the use of public money by independent abortion providers for the purpose of lobbying for changes to Government policy and...

      Paracetamol: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to encourage a reduction in the use of paracetamol by children.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of how many laboratories in the UK have access to the necessary facilities and expertise for carrying out the...

      Maternal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the UK's maternal mortality rate.

      Hepatitis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the national improvement framework for hepatitis C being developed by NHS England and Public Health England is expected to be released.

      NHS England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) names and (b) positions are of all members of NHS England's (i) Clinical Priorities Advisory Group, (ii) Specialised Commissioning Oversight...

      Medical Records: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the three clinical commissioning groups in Leeds not included in the Schedule to the draft directions on care.data submitted to NHS England for...

      Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the publication of the updated GP clinical code specification referred to in Annex 1 of the care.data Directions, whether any patient...

      Parkinson's Disease: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects NHS England to take a decision on the draft clinical commissioning policy for Duodopa.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Channel Four Television

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to bring forward legislation to remove the public-service conditions imposed on Channel 4 or to privatise it; and if so, when.

    • Channel Four Television

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the impact that the sale of Channel 4 might have on the reduction of the United Kingdom deficit.

      BBC: Royal Charters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the review of the BBC Royal Charter will consider (1) the number of radio stations, (2) the number of television channels, (3) restrictions on BBC...

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