Written answers

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

  • Prime Minister

    • Cabinet Committees: Arts

      To ask the Prime Minister, if he will establish a Cabinet Committee on the Arts and Creative Industries.

    • Task Forces: Young People

      To ask the Prime Minister, if he will appoint a Minister in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to the Earn or Learn Implementation Taskforce.

      Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the contribution of 10 June 2015, Official Report, column 1210, what steps he is taking to ensure the (a) ratification of the Convention for the Protection...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households who are not expected to work under benefit rules will be affected by the reduction of the benefit cap to £23,000.

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the HM Treasury press release, Chancellor announces £4.5 billion of measures to bring down debt, published on 4 June...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason reference on the gov.uk website to Access to Work being provided where someone needs support or adaptations beyond the...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many housing benefit claimants have been subject to the under-occupancy penalty in each month since the introduction of that penalty in...

      Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many young people aged 18 to 21 in Wales receive housing benefit; how many such people (a) have children, (b) are disabled and (c) have...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to prioritise the protection of social security benefits when evaluating future proposals for departmental expenditure.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to HM Treasury's press release, Chancellor announces £4.5 billion of measures to bring down debt, published on 4 June...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on requiring applications to renew disability living allowance for people with degenerative medical conditions; and what...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received on requiring parents with multiple children diagnosed with the same medical condition to fill in a...

      Disability Living Allowance: Batten Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will bring forward proposals to ensure that people diagnosed with Batten disease receive the fast track service when applying for...

      Disability Living Allowance: Batten Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will bring forward proposals to ensure that people diagnosed with Batten disease receive the higher rate of disability living allowance...

      Learning Disability: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure people with adult learning difficulties (a) receive appropriate support when looking for a job and (b) are...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of reducing the benefits cap to £23,000 per annum on (a) young adults, (b) pregnant women, (c)...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to ensure planned changes to entitlements to housing benefit and local housing allowance do not adversely affect (a)...

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Scotland are not claiming what value of each benefit and pension entitlement; what proportion of each benefit and pension...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure all people entitled to benefits and not claiming those benefits are identified and assisted in claiming...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of jobseeker's allowance in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside local authority area, (c) the North East and (d)...

      Social Security Benefits: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of lowering the overall benefit cap to £23,000 on the number of children living in a household...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish the recommendations from the peer reviews of deaths which occurred during benefit sanctions.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he has taken to monitor the effect of the new pensions flexibilities.

      Housing Benefit: Islington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new claims for discretionary housing payments were approved in (a) the London Borough of Islington and (b) Islington South and...

      Housing Benefit: Islington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of discretionary housing payment claimants in (a) the London Borough of Islington and (b) Islington South and Finsbury...

      Housing Benefit: Islington South and Finsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were in receipt of a Discretionary Housing Payment in Islington South and Finsbury constituency in each of the last five years.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many homeless households living in temporary accommodation would be affected by the reduction of the benefit cap to £23,000 per annum...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of rolling the value of pensioner benefits into the state pension.

      Jobcentre Plus: Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will ensure that all jobcentres provide access to telephones for jobseekers to apply for jobs when no computer is required or the...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the implications for his Department's policies are of the ruling in the case of Ms C and Mr W v. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions...

  • Home Office

    • Islamic State: Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to prevent ISIL using social media outlets to propagate its message.

    • Handguns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents involving handguns and pistols were recorded in each year since 1996.

      Religiously Aggravated Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals for police forces in England and Wales to record anti-Muslim hate crime.

      Police: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were employed in Cheshire in each year since 1997.

      Bail: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been on bail without charge by police forces in Wales for more than (a) 28 days and (b) three months in each of the...

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to allow widows and widowers of police officers who died after retirement from the police service to keep...

      Computer Misuse Act 1990

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisations and individuals have been granted exemptions from the provisions of the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

      Buildings: Graffiti

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to reduce the level of graffiti appearing on publicly-funded buildings.

      Racial Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to prevent racist attacks on people with young families.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average number of police officers is per head of population in each police force in England and Wales.

      Deportation: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many deportation appeals in which Article 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998 was cited there were in each of the last five years; and how...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were prosecuted for trafficking and immigration offences following Border Force action in each period for which records...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of (a) the conclusions of the Global Drug Survey 2015 and (b) progress made to restrict online sales of illegal...

      Refugees: Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Yemeni refugees have settled in the UK since the beginning of the present political and military crisis in Yemen.

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any UK police forces use International Mobile Subscriber Identity catchers.

      Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government intends to ratify the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

      Stun Guns: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the risks to people fitted with medical electronic devices of the use by police of tasers; and what steps...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the potential effects of policy announcements made in the Queen's Speech in May 2015 on child poverty in...

    • Welfare State: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the potential effect in Northern Ireland of welfare reform measures announced in the Queen's Speech in May 2015.

  • Department of Health

    • Midwives: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many student midwives there were in each of the last two years for which figures are available.

    • Midwives: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many training places for student midwives were commissioned in each of the last two years for which figures are available.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that there are adequate staffing levels in mental health and community care.

      Pneumococcal Diseases: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects a final decision to be made following completion of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation Pneumococcal Sub-committee's...

      Pneumococcal Diseases: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation plans to publish a consultation following the conclusion of the Pneumococcal Sub-committee's...

      Dementia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support and guidance is available from his Department and NHS England for families and carers of people with dementia.

      Social Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued to councils on transitioning from Fairer Charging Policies for Home Care and other non-residential social...

      Postural Tachycardia Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with postural tachycardic syndrome; if his Department funds research into that condition; and if he will make a statement.

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the potential cost to the public purse of the legal challenge on the implementation of the Standardised Packaging of Tobacco...

      Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was paid in compensation for claims in maternity cases by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust in each of the last...

      NHS: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on agency staff (a) in Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, (b) across London and (c) in England in each of...

      NHS England: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much NHS England has paid in compensation to patients in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulances have waited more than 30 minutes outside accident and emergency in (a) Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS...

      Health and Care Professions Council: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will instruct the Health and Care Professions Council to reduce costs related to unwarranted investigations and hearings.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time in accident and emergency was (a) in Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, (b) in Queen's...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people attended accident and emergency (a) in Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, (b) in Queen's Hospital, (c) in...

      Anorexia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will discuss with the British Medical Association and other medical bodies the use of electrical probes to help cure anorexia.

      Dementia: Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will discuss with the British Medical Association the potential benefits of drinking milk to help prevent dementia.

      Department of Health: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what efficiency savings he plans to make to meet planned reductions of £200 million in his Department's budget.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to ensure that looked after children have access to specialist mental health support.

      Hearing Impairment: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to promote good mental health among deaf people.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2014, Official Report, columns 54-7W, on general practitioners, how many GP practices (a) closed and (b) opened in...

      General Practitioners: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP appointments took place (a) in working hours, (b) during the evening and (c) at weekends in (i) Barnsley, (ii) South Yorkshire and (iii)...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP practices there were in the last month for which figures are available.

      Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust in meeting demand for treating patients...

      Self-harm: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people under the age of 18 were admitted to hospitals in England and Wales for incidents of self-harm in 2014.

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how purdah arrangements during election periods apply to staff working for NHS England and NICE.

      Drugs: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps Public Health England is taking to increase awareness among young people of (a) emerging psychoactive substances and (b) other recreational...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will maintain its funding for carers; and if he will make a statement.

      Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the £200 million reduction in his Department's budget announced by the Chancellor of the...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with NICE on updated draft clinical guidelines by NICE for the management of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in adults; what...

      Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the annual budget for (a) Public Health England and (b) public health for all local authorities is for 2015-16.

      Chlorine Dioxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Food Standards Agency has taken to investigate the effects of the promotion of chlorine dioxide as a food supplement; and if he will make...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have had their personal medical data shared despite registering to opt-out; and if he will make a...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Sign Language: Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he plans to reduce funding for further education institutions offering British Sign Language qualifications.

    • Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will assess the implications for his Department's policy on ensuring that disabled people gain employment of the in-year...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what provision he plans to make in the sale of the remaining public stake of Royal Mail for shares to be made available to...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Answer of 1 September 2014 (HC Deb C666W), by what date he plans to make a decision on the payment of the...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department plans to seek and identify priority investors in respect of its sale of the remaining public stake in...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which banks or syndicate of banks are (a) advising the Government and (b) overseeing the sale of the remaining public stake in...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what safeguards he plans to put in place in relation to the sale of the remaining public stake in Royal Mail in light of the...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's announcement on reducing spending of 4 June 2015, if he will make it his...

      Mature Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) women and (b) men aged 24 and over, were enrolled in further education courses at level 3 or above in each academic...

      Scottish Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will reopen the inquiry into the nature of the warranties sold by ScottishPower to its customers between 1980 and 1999 and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • NATO: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many communication systems are used by NATO; how many such systems have the capability to interoperate with UK systems in the UK; and if he will...

    • Reserve Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were recruited to each reserve force in each nation and region of the UK in each month of (a) 2014 and (b) 2015; and if he will make a...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many joint training sessions involving reserve and regular forces took place in each month in (a) 2014 and (b) 2015; how many (i) reserve and (ii)...

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many BTEC qualifications were obtained by members of the cadet forces in each year since 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Future Large Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many A400M aircraft are available for use by UK armed forces; what the current status is of each of those aircraft; and if he will make a statement.

      France: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department will lead the joint French-UK Reaper training; and where that training will take place.

      Armed Forces: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people from (a) Barnsley and (b) South Yorkshire served in each branch of the armed forces in each of the last five years; and how many such...

      Chiefs of Staff: Marines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that a Royal Marine officer can become Chief of the Defence Staff.

      RAF Lyneham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the level of noise emanating from Defence Technical Training College at Lyneham.

      RAF Lyneham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to train aircraft marshalls at Defence Technical Training College, Lyneham using redundant Jaguars; and what assessment he has made of...

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an assessment of whether adequate training for aircraft marshalls could be achieved using aircraft mock-ups.

      Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Tornado GR4 aircraft have been fitted with a collision warning system; and whether or not the software problems associated with the RA mode in...

      HMS Victory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to progress the salvage of HMS Victory 1744.

      Future Large Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department plans to take to review the airworthiness certification regime of the A400m programme.

      Future Large Aircraft: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will prepare and publish a report on the causes of the recent crash of an A400m aircraft in Spain after the Spanish authorities have...

      Afghanistan: Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the implication for his Department's proposals of the conclusions of the review into the broader issues surrounding the...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Armed Forces: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what council tax relief is available to members of the armed forces posted abroad who leave their homes vacant until their return.

    • Regional Planning and Development: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to ensure that economic benefits accruing from the Northern Powerhouse policy are felt in every...

      Business Improvement Districts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to improve the transparency of operation of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs); and what his policy is...

      Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether independent oversight is in place to assure the day-to-day standard of work undertaken by approved inspectors of the...

      Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many cases have been brought under section 35 of the Building Act 1984 in cases where new build homes contravene building...

      Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities delegate in full the function of ensuring building regulation compliance to approved inspectors who are...

      Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps are in place to enable new home purchasers to see the detailed records made by approved inspectors responsible for...

      Construction Industry Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policy of the Consumer Industry Council's response to the...

  • HM Treasury

    • Inheritance Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an estimate of the amount of inheritance tax that has been avoided by the use of Deed of Variations in the tax year (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.

    • Working Tax Credit: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Wales are in receipt of working tax credit; and what the average weekly award is.

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people claimed child tax credits in the last year, and how many such people had more than (a) two and (b) three children.

      Working Tax Credit: Overpayments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2015 to Question 579, which experts were involved in the planning process for outsourcing working tax credit debt...

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total value was of (a) child benefit and (b) child tax credit paid to parents in respect of children not residing in the UK in the most recent year...

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many awards of (a) child benefit and (b) child tax credit were made to parents in respect of a child not residing in the UK in the most recent year for...

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how he plans to take (a) widows and widowers and (b) other people out of inheritance tax where the family home is the main asset; and if he will make a...

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, What estimate he has made of the effect on the public purse of the sale of the Government's stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Economic Policy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taken to rebalance the economy; and what plans he has to increase economic growth in the Midlands.

      Regional Planning and Development: West of England

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans for a West of England Powerhouse.

      Economic Situation: Lincolnshire

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Northern Powerhouse policy on the economy of northern Lincolnshire.

      Employment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the level of employment.

      Economic Policy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress he has made on his long-term economic plan.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality Act 2010

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State's contribution of 18 March 2015, Official Report, Column 310 WH, when the five-year...

    • Easter: Confectionery

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has had discussions with the owners of large stores on their policies on stocking Easter eggs containing Christian or biblical messages.

  • Department for Transport

    • Treasury: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to HM Treasury's press release, Chancellor announces £4.5 billion of measures to bring down debt, published on 4 June 2015, what...

    • Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to make a decision on the future shape and boundaries of the Wales and Borders rail franchise.

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from his counterpart in the Welsh Government on retaining current routes within the Wales and Borders rail franchise.

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on making changes to (a) the routes covered in and (b) other aspects of the Wales and Borders rail franchise before control of that...

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which routes and services in the Wales and Borders rail franchise primarily serve English markets.

      River Thames: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment has been made of the effect of level of use of the River Thames for transport on air pollution in London.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the possible dangers posed to pedestrians by electric vehicles.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measures he has put in place to ensure that people with a UK driving licence who follow Government advice to destroy their paper counterparts...

      Department for Transport: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the HM Treasury press release, Chancellor announces £4.5 billion of measures to bring down debt, published on 4 June 2015, what...

      Plymouth Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the timetable for the inquiry into the viability of Plymouth Airport; and when that report will be published.

      Roads: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce road accidents on rural roads.

      Taxis: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the proposed timeframe is for rolling out his Department's £45 million investment in low-emission taxis.

      First Transpennine Express: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2015 to Question 665, what assessment he has made of the effect on capacity on the TransPennine route of the delay to...

      Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recently published Civil Aviation Authority statistics on incidence of smoke...

      Pedestrian Areas: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what account has been taken of the safety of blind and partially sighted pedestrians in the introduction of an ultra-low emission zone in London.

      Pedestrian Areas: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department has given to local transport authorities on protecting the safety of blind and partially sighted bus users when (a)...

      Pedestrian Areas: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will encourage the installation of artificial sound generators on quiet electric and hybrid-electric buses in London to ensure their audibility...

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues in the Department for Communities and Local Government on the economic potential of small...

      Manston Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of Pricewaterhouse Coopers' final report on the closure of Manston Airport; and if...

      Aviation: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to provide economic support for the development and the roll-out of sustainable fuel production for the aviation sector.

      Exhaust Emissions: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the proportional contribution of transport to air pollution in London in each of the last five years.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage cyclists to have due regard for other road users; and if he will make a statement.

      Level Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made in consulting stakeholders on reform of level crossing legislation; and if he will issue a public consultation on that matter.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • European Commission: British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals were (a) permanent officials and (b) temporary agents on the staff of the European Commission (i) in each...

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many full-time equivalent staff in his Department are currently working on renegotiating the UK's relationship with the EU.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many full-time equivalent staff were employed at the UK Permanent Representation to the EU (a) in each of the last 10 years...

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on the age of suffrage for the referendum on membership of the EU.

      Raif Badawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the punishment of Raif Badawi.

      Raif Badawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent conversations he has had with the government of Saudi Arabia on the punishment of Raif Badawi.

      USA: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the siting of US nuclear missiles on UK soil; and if he will make a statement.

      Middle East: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons the UN Review Conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty ended without agreement between the UK, the...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the dismantlement of Iran's advanced centrifuges has been discussed during nuclear talks between the P5+1 and Iran.

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on Iran's nuclear enrichment activities.

      Pakistan: Blasphemy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with representatives from the government of Pakistan on amendments being made to Pakistan's...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the HM Treasury press release, Chancellor announces £4.5 billion of measures to bring down debt,...

      China: Muslims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Chinese government about the treatment of Muslims in the Xinjiang region of that...

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will conduct a public consultation on the franchise for the referendum on membership of the EU.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of the inclusion of EU nationals in the franchise for the referendum on...

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of the inclusion of 16 and 17 year olds in the franchise for the...

      UN Open-ended Working Group On Ageing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what preparations his Department has made for the upcoming UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing.

      UN Open-ended Working Group on Ageing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role the Government has on the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing; and what representations the Government will be...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on Iran's nuclear programme.

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on North Korean nuclear experts visiting Tehran.

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the Gulf on Iran's nuclear programme.

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of Iran's level of co-operation with International Atomic Energy Agency investigations into...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on recent comments by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on whether Iran has denied International Atomic Energy inspectors access to its Arak and Parchin...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear programme.

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the proposed verification mechanism to monitor Iran's nuclear programme in a...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of Iran's willingness to agree, implement and adhere to the Additional Protocol as part...

      Diplomatic Service: Former Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on which dates each former hon. Member has been accommodated in each official residence of a UK Ambassador or High Commissioner...

      Diplomatic Service: Former Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost has been of accommodating each former hon. Member in official residences of UK Ambassadors and High Commissioners...

      Iran: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of Iran's compliance with UN Security Council Resolution 1929; and if he will make a statement.

      Iran: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the status of Iran's ballistic missile programme; and what assessment he has made as to whether...

      Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to tackle the current situation of Rohingya Muslims (a) fleeing Burma and (b) being persecuted in...

      Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives from South Asian countries on Rohingya refugees; and what the outcome of those...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the situation in Rakine State, Burma.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the human rights of the Rohingya people in Burma are protected.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Palestinian counterparts on the levels of incitement to violence against Israel.

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what contribution the UK has made to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees in each of the last three years; what...

    • Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Yemen; and if she will make a statement.

      International Conference On Financing for Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the Government's priorities will be at the UN Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa in July 2015; and what her...

      International Conference on Financing for Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the Government will support at the UN Financing for Development conference the creation of a new international tax body under the...

      Nepal: Disaster Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the government of Nepal on the introduction of import duty on materials sent in response to the...

      Nepal: Disaster Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what reports she has received on the effects of the introduction of import duty by the government of Nepal on shipments of aid sent in...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what specific aid her Department is making available for Rohingya Muslims (a) fleeing Burma and (b) being persecuted in Burma.

  • Department for Education

    • Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government plans to reduce funding for education and training for 16 to 19 year olds.

    • Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's announcement of 4 June 2015, whether there will be a reduction in the provision of education and training for 16-19...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if it is her policy that parents on zero-hours contracts will be eligible for 30 hours a week free childcare under the Government's proposals for free...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria the Government plans to set for parents to qualify as working parents and be able to access 30 hours a week free childcare under its...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans her Department has to improve support and training for foster carers and key workers in children's homes on (a) helping children overcome...

      Children: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to promote good mental health among (a) deaf children and young people in mainstream education and (b) such children and...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of whether the budget allocations to (a) local authority maintained schools and (b) schools receiving funding from...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the terms of reference and timescale are of the Government's planned review into the funding rate of free childcare for three and four year olds.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of how many local authority areas do not have the capacity to expand the provision of childcare from 15 hours to 30 hours;...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans reductions in spending on education and training for 16 to 19 year olds in order to implement the decision announced on 4 June 2015...

      Health Education: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on strategies adopted by secondary schools to educate young people in coping with poor mental health and...

      Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the prevalence of good quality drug and alcohol education in England and Wales.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure the quality of social work services provided to local authorities by outsourced bodies.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the reasons were for ceasing Ofsted inspections of children's social care services provided by outsourced bodies.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has for improving the provision of and access to careers guidance.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her proposals for teaching sexual consent in schools will be compulsory for students in all state-funded schools.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many maintained schools which were found to be inadequate since the introduction of the new inspection descriptors have remained as maintained...

  • Leader of the House

    • Psychoactive Substances Bill (HL)

      To ask the Leader of the House, whether he plans to arrange for the Psychoactive Substances Bill to be debated before the summer recess.

    • Devolution: England

      To ask the Leader of the House, if he will include in his proposals on English votes for English laws details of the proposed process of certification for a piece of legislation as English-only.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the (a) threats to and (b) steps necessary to address the decline of British bees;...

    • Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to ban wild animals from performing in circuses.

      Fish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will conduct an assessment on the effect on salmon and sea trout stocks of an increase in the bass stock.

      Ivory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what legislative proposals her Department plans to bring forward to implement a total ban on ivory sales in the UK.

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what role her Department is playing in preparations for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change conference in Paris in...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to tackle food waste in supermarkets.

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the grant in aid allocation is for new flood defence assets for each year from 2014-15 to 2020-21.

      Air Pollution: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, by what date she expects the UK to be compliant with the Air Quality Directive.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Department for Energy and Climate Change: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the HM Treasury press release, Chancellor announces £4.5 billion of measures to bring down debt, published on 4...

    • Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will take steps to prevent the funding for new nuclear power stations being linked to the supply of technology from Chinese...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Bradwell-on-Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions her Department has had with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority on the possibility of a Chinese state company...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the investment value of projects which are in the onshore wind development pipeline.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2015 to Question 904, what milestones her Department has set for the roll-out of smart meters.

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent assessment she has made of the financial position of (a) EDF Energy and (b) Areva in relation to their potential...

      Energy: York Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps the Government has taken to reduce energy use in York Central constituency by the (a) public and (b) private sector.

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many homes have been retrofitted to reduce energy use in the last 10 years.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when she expects the smart metering communications infrastructure managed by the Data and Communications Company to begin operation.

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will make the Warm Home Discount available to social housing tenants who purchase energy through collective schemes provided by...

  • Wales Office

    • Devolution: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when he plans to publish the proposed Wales Bill.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Human Rights Act 1998

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 3 June 2015 to Question 368, what discussions he has had with the (a) Scottish Executive, (b) Welsh Executive and (c) Northern...

    • Human Rights: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 3 June 2015 to Question 368, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Republic of Ireland on the Government's...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 3 June 2015 to Question 368, whether the Government's proposed British Bill of Rights will be subject to pre-legislative scrutiny.

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he expects his Department's review of driving offences to report.

      Bill of Rights Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to the public purse was of the Commission on a Bill of Rights between 18 March 2011 and 18 December 2012.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much HM Courts and Tribunal Service has spent on translators in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Euthanasia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy is on legalising assisted suicide for people who are terminally ill or are permanently and incurably suffering.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Judges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total cost of employing (a) salaried employment tribunal judges and (b) lay employment tribunal judges was in each administrative region of the...

      Youth Custody: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many young people held in youth custody have been identified as having learning difficulties.

      Secure Training Centres: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of incidents in which restraint was used in each secure training centre in each year since 2010.

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which institutions accommodate young people aged 14 years or younger; and how many such children are accommodated at each such site.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Constituencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 3 June 2015 to Question 262, how his Department's estimate that reducing the number of Parliamentary constituencies from 650...

    • House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his policy is on bringing forward legislation on House of Lords reform during the course of the current Parliament.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to increase electoral registration.

      Absent Voting

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many postal votes were rejected nationally at the 2015 General Election; and what steps he is taking to ensure that people whose postal vote was...

      Working Mothers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the maternal employment rate for women with at least one child under the age of (a) two, (b) three and (c)...

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Rugby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what grants and loans his Department has made available to support the development of grassroots rugby league in the last five years.

    • UN Convention for Protection of Cultural Property in Event of Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make it his policy that the UK will ratify the 1954 Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed...

  • Home Office

    • Africa: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the European Union Regional Development and Protection Programme for refugee and host communities in North Africa and the Horn of Africa to...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of marriage.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Merlin Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether plans have been developed and exercised to use the new Merlin Mk2 helicopters to fill the reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare gap in the...

    • Seas and Oceans: Surveillance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the requirements of the Border Force, HM Revenue and Customs, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural...

      Trident

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent is vulnerable to espionage as a result of insufficient maritime patrol...

      Iraq: Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how long the deployment of army personnel to Iraq to provide training to the Iraqi security forces is planned to last.

      Armed Forces: Mesothelioma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what data is collected about the incidence of mesothelioma among members of the armed forces; what studies of this issue have been conducted; what estimates...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the length of the land perimeter of the Sovereign Base Area of Dhekelia with (1) the area administered by the Turkish Cypriot Authorities, and (2)...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to publish statistics on sanctions imposed under the universal credit scheme as it is brought into effect.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what difference the badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire have made to the incidence of tuberculosis in cattle in those areas.

    • National Parks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timetable for decisions on the proposals to extend the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks.

      Forests

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have regarding the future ownership and management of the forestry estate.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of progress towards building 80,000 new affordable homes per year for the next five years.

    • Derelict Land

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for increasing the percentage of social housing grant for new developments by housing associations on brownfield...

      Derelict Land

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was spent from the £1 billion fund for remediation of brownfield land in each district or unitary local authority in England in each of the...

  • HM Treasury

    • Public Sector: Investment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to increase the level of public sector net investment set out in the December 2014 Office of Budget Responsibility Economic and Fiscal...

    • Minimum Wage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of how many people who work 37.5 hours per week or more (1) receive benefits and (2) would receive benefits if the minimum wage were...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the economic analysis in the report A Blueprint for Britain: Openness not Isolation.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in respect of which areas (1) they have granted licences for exploratory drilling in relation to fracking, (2) applications have been made for such licences...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Constituencies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce the number of seats in the House of Commons ahead of the 2020 general election.

    • Legislation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what procedures they have put in place to ensure that legislative proposals have been adequately discussed and agreed by committees of the Cabinet and the...

      Public Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the case for, and powers of, the existing non-ministerial departments, agencies and other public bodies.

      Common Purpose

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the charity Common Purpose receives funding from government sources.

      Government Departments: Empty Property

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many vacant houses and flats are owned by government departments or agencies; and what plans they have either to bring them into use or to redevelop...

      Taxpayers against Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when and how they plan to reply to the 19 May letter to the Prime Minister from Taxpayers Against Poverty.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Fifa

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with United Kingdom businesses that sponsor FIFA regarding how to achieve more accessible, efficient, transparent and...

    • Gaming Machines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of reducing the maximum stake for fixed odds betting terminals from £100 to £2.

  • Department of Health

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with other governments regarding the decision of the United Kingdom to permit germline modifications for the purposes of...

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they collect information on whether other countries permit germline modification for the purposes of preventing the transmission of mitochondrial disease.

      General Practitioners: Private Sector

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by Exeter Medical School showing that private general practitioner out-of-hours care providers in England...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many human eggs were frozen in the last six years by centres registered by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority; and how many of those eggs...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average age of women submitting their oocytes for freezing in the last six years; and how many were undertaking the process (1) as a result of...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many human eggs frozen by slow-cooling have been (1) thawed, and (2) fertilised, in the last six years; how many of those have (a) developed into...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure the follow-up of children born after fertilisation of frozen oocytes, in particular to understand any epigenetic or other...

      Lung Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve lung cancer therapy available on the NHS in the light of the recent trial of Nivolumab.

      Drugs: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the pharmaceutical industry about the costs of new treatments for cancer and rare diseases.

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