Written answers

Friday, 12 June 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Swansea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on electrification of the mainline between London and Swansea; and if he will make a statement.

    • Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of average change in regulated rail fares between 2015 and 2016.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road deaths there have been in each of the last three years in England and Wales; and what steps his Department is taking to reduce such deaths.

      Railways: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions his Department has had with Network Rail and First Great Western on improving the rail service to Torbay and the South West.

      Railways: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on improving the resilience of the railway to Torbay and the South West.

      Transport: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what major infrastructure projects he expects to start in the UK in 2015.

      Department for Transport: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Prime Minister's press release of August 2014, what steps he is taking to assess the impact of his Department's policies on the...

  • Home Office

    • Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that bail is not normally offered for people charged with rape, indecent assault and sexual offences...

    • Police Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police community support officers were employed in (a) England, (b) London and (c) Enfield in May (i) 2010 and (ii) 2015.

      Police Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police stations have (a) closed and (b) opened in (i) England, (ii) London and (iii) Enfield in the last five years.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to protect (a) the elderly, (b) mentally ill people and (c) other vulnerable people from scams coercing...

      Police: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints have been made against each of the police forces in Wales in each of the last five years; and how many officers have...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Azerbaijan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Azerbaijan; and whether the UK will be represented by a...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he plans to take to increase the number of advanced level apprenticeships.

    • Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department has taken to identify the number of people who have not pursued employment tribunal claims since the...

      Science: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department spent on initiatives to encourage young people to take up careers in STEM areas in each of the last five...

  • Wales Office

    • Foreign Investment in UK: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent estimate he has made of the level of inward investment to Wales; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department spent on recruiting teachers in each year since 2010.

    • Bullying: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what training is offered to teachers and educational providers providing support to young people in dealing with (a) cyber-bullying, (b) trolling, (c)...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department provides to Lincolnshire County Council to fund an hour's care for each child in pre-school nursery care.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Type 26 frigates his Department plans to commission.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to extend badger culling to areas outside the pilots in Somerset and Gloucestershire in the next 12 months.

    • Hunting Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness with which the Hunting Act 2004 has been implemented.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of the changes to the law concerning dog control made in the Anti-social...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers have been helped at each of the drop-in centres established by the Rural Payments Agency to help register...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress her Department is making in ensuring the mapping functionality of the system for making payments under the...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what penalties her Department will incur under the CAP regime for late applications for payments under the Basic Payments Scheme.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice she has received on whether the one month delay in the Basic Payments Scheme registration deadline for farmers...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the press release by HM Treasury of 4 June 2015, how much of the £83 million reduction in her...

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that GM food is safe to eat and that its production does not adversely affect the ecosystem.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the extension of the right to buy on the financial viability of housing associations.

    • Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with groups campaigning for the appointment of a Minister for Litter; and if he will make it...

  • HM Treasury

    • Child Benefit: Lone Parents

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many single-parent families have stopped claiming child benefit since the introduction of the High Income Child Benefit Tax Charge.

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his policy is on extension of the franchise in future general elections to EU nationals based in the UK.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Digital Technology: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to prevent the digital exclusion of people with sensory loss.

    • Internet: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with Nominet on the stakeholders who would be consulted on the sale of .uk domain names to...

      Television: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to help people with sensory loss enjoy on demand television content by increasing provision of subtitles and...

  • Department of Health

    • Batten Disease: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of provisions to treat people who have Batten Disease.

    • Batten Disease: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to support research into the treatment of Batten Disease.

      In Vitro Fertilisation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of licences the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority will grant under the Human Fertilisation and...

      Genetic Engineering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is his policy to permit Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats techniques in the UK.

      Dementia: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to co-ordinate with other government departments on provisions of (a) support networks, (b) sheltered accommodation and (c)...

      Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to send care.data communications simultaneously to patients in the three remaining pathfinder clinical commissioning groups;...

      Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that every pregnant women prescribed the anti-epilepsy drug sodium valproate is warned of the risk to her unborn child.

      Duodopa: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many submissions NHS England has received on the consultation on Duodopa levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel clinical commissioning policy.

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will ensure that NICE follows guidelines on consultation with diabetes professional bodies and representative groups before adopting the proposed...

      Statins: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he plans to commission research into the relationship between statin use and the risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

      Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which recommendations from the Francis Inquiry (a) his Department implemented during the previous Parliament and (b) he plans to implement during the...

  • Department for Education

  • HM Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the impact on Newcastle International Airport of the proposal to devolve power to the Scottish Government to determine the...

    • Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to alter fuel duties to change the relative price difference paid by customers for petrol and diesel fuels.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Trident

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the Ministry of Defence to be ready to make the Main Gate decision for replacing Trident.

    • Aircraft Carriers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 23 March (HL5737), how many years at sea in aircraft carriers the Head of Carrier Enabled Power...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many F35B aircraft (1) have been ordered; and (2) will be ordered in this financial year.

      Military Bases: Omagh

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what terms they offered to transfer ownership of the St Lucia barracks in Omagh to the Northern Ireland Executive.

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