Written answers

Thursday, 18 June 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the level of risk of unauthorised remote access to aircraft avionics systems; and if he will make a statement.

    • Mersey Tunnel: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will review Merseyside tunnel tolls and set out the (a) scope, (b) participants, (c) timetable and (d) completion date of such a review.

      Community Railways Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the annual cost is to the public purse of community rail partnerships; and if he will make a statement on the operation of such partnerships.

      Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what provisions he has made for the use of green technology in the Government's new code of practice for driverless car testing; and what plans he has...

      Bicycles: Buses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make representations to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency on permitting cycle racks on the front of buses.

      Transport: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to promote joined-up transport ticketing systems in (a) Bath and (b) Bristol.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Devolution: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's speech on 14 May 2015, whether devolution of certain powers and resources...

    • Communities and Local Government: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June 2015 to Question 1256, how much of the £230 million savings came from (a) receipts from...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) homeless people and (b) rough sleepers in (i) Coventry, (ii) the West...

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the average cost of homes sold to first-time buyers under the Help to Buy scheme in (a) England,...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes were bought in Ashfield constituency under the Right to Buy scheme in each of the last 10 years.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of homeless people in the UK in each year since May 2010; and what steps he is taking...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the flow of migrants from ports in Libya.

    • Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the consequences for current negotiations of Iran's abandonment of the Additional...

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his German counterpart on securing financial contributions towards the cost of UK...

  • Attorney General

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney General, how many full-time equivalent staff who are qualified (a) barristers and (b) solicitors were employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in each year from 2010 to 2015.

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney General, how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in each of the years from 2010 to 2015.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of the budget of the Crown Prosecution Service was spent on (a) premises, (b) administration, (c) staff, (d) external suppliers, other than external...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Attorney General, if he will make it his policy that people who have signed the Official Secrets Act should not be prosecuted for reporting information relating to possible child sex...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what responsibilities the National Apprenticeship Service has for regulation of apprenticeships in the UK.

    • Graphene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of potential business and research applications for graphene; and if he will make a statement.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the average cost to a company is of hiring an apprentice.

      Apprentices: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprentices have been employed in the private sector at the end of their apprenticeship in each of the last five years.

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many parents have applied for shared parental leave since its introduction.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make it his policy to regularly report on apprentices' (a) wages, (b) number of hours worked, (c) age, (d) level of...

      Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, from which countries representatives have been invited by the Government to the Defence and Security Equipment International...

      UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation priority markets are for 2015-16.

  • Department for International Development

    • Crimes of Violence: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to work with (a) other governments and (b) global organisations to tackle violence against children.

    • Developing Countries: Multinational Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to (a) help developing countries create efficient tax regimes for multi-national corporations and...

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, 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...

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department will take to ensure that new providers who take over schools that have been issued with academy orders are better suited to...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to determine the power to delegate decisions on academy orders to regional schools...

      Educational Institutions: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support her Department has provided to (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools, (c) further education colleges, (d) local education...

      Polish Language: CGE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent representations she has received on AQA's decision to discontinue the Polish A-level from 2018; and if she will make a statement.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to review the governance of first wave academies; and if she will make a statement.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that the discretionary powers of local authorities on school transport funding are used to reflect local...

      Mathematics: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assurances she has received from Ofqual that (a) sample assessment materials for the new mathematics GCSE reflect the standard of live assessment...

      Classroom Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate has she made of the number of teaching assistants employed in (a) England, (b) Lancashire and (c) Hyndburn constituency.

      Classroom Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many new teaching assistants were employed in (a) England, (b) Lancashire and (c) Hyndburn constituency in each of the last five years.

      Mathematics and Science: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of trends in the retention of qualified (a) science and (b) mathematics teachers.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • European Convention on Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy is on the European Convention on Human Rights.

    • Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps have been taken to improve the conditions at Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre since Ofsted rated it as inadequate; and whether the contract...

      National Probation Service for England and Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what responsibilities the National Probation Service holds in relation to victims services; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of that...

      Secure Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to approve the contract for the Secure College.

      Secure Training Centres: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the average number of hours of purposeful activity delivered each week at each secure training centre in each year since 2010.

      Reparation by Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of young offenders who have taken part in restorative justice schemes in each of the last 10 years.

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • General Election 2015: Voting Behaviour

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what assessment the Commission has made of the reasons for the difference between...

  • Prime Minister

    • Iraq Committee of Inquiry: Pay

      To ask the Prime Minister, (a) how many people are being paid from the public purse for their work on the Chilcot inquiry, (b) whether such people are paid by the day, month or year or by the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what continuous improvement programme there is for his Department's procurement practices.

    • Ministry of Defence: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much (a) his Department and (b) its executive agencies and associated bodies spent on legal fees in each year since 2010; and under what budget...

      Ministry of Defence: Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which five recruitment agencies received the most fees from (a) his Department and (b) its executive agencies and associated bodies since 2010.

      Polonium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the UK ended production of Polonium-210; and if he will make a statement.

      Mediterranean Sea: Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which ship will replace HMS Bulwark in the Mediterranean; and when that ship will be replaced.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Pensions: Widowed People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that reforms to the pensions system do not unfairly affect widows who have relied on their husband's...

    • Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of households affected by the under-occupancy penalty have received payments to mitigate in full deductions from claims for...

      Housing Benefit: Islington

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

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures are being tested to speed up the processing of benefit claims; what effect any such measures are having on processing times; and...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people and households with no access to the internet are able to claim benefits.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to support benefit claimants in managing their money on a (a) monthly and (b) fortnightly basis.

      Universal Credit: Torfaen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will set out the timetable for the roll-out of universal credit in Torfaen.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the Children's Society findings that 6,050 children live in poverty in Walsall North constituency, of which...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to uprate the work allowance within universal credit in 2016-17 and 2017-18; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Security Benefits

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

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend the measure of child poverty defined in the Child Poverty Act 2010.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with pension providers on problems in accessing pension benefits since 6 April 2015.

      Personal Independence Payment: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate how many people in Scotland who are currently in receipt of carer's allowance and disability living allowance (a) are and...

      Social Security Benefits: Aberdeen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was paid in (a) disability living allowance and (b) personal independence payments to recipients in Aberdeen in each of the last...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fish: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with her counterparts in other EU member states on the effect of proposed changes to the...

    • Greyhounds: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of the findings of the report, The Greyhound...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to accelerate the rate of new woodland planting.

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, by what date she plans that the flood reinsurance scheme will be fully operational.

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) budget, (b) outturn and (c) end-of-year surplus was for flood and coastal risk management in her Department in...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) budget, (b) outturn and (c) end-of-year surplus was for flood asset maintenance in her Department in each year...

      WaterSure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the number of low-income families not covered by the WaterSure scheme; and if she will...

      Food: Balance of Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the balance of trade in foodstuffs was in (a) the last year for which figures are available, (b) 2005 and (c) 1995.

      Seals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to require fishermen to record the number of seals they slaughter.

      Food: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to promote British food and drink exports.

  • Home Office

    • Telephone Tapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will take steps to prevent rogue mobile telephone towers being set up to listen to people's calls without their knowledge.

    • UK Border Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Border Force staff were employed in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Wales, (d) Scotland and (e) Northern Ireland in (i) May 2010 and...

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Written Statement of 12 March 2015, HCWS401, when the Government plans to respond to the Special Report of the...

      Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what further resources the Government plans to offer to the international effort to save the lives of migrants attempting to cross the...

      Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many migrants who have crossed the Mediterranean her Department plans to allow to resettle in the UK.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many permanent residence cards were issued to non-EEA nationals who were (a) family or (b) extended family members of EEA nationals...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK residence cards were issued to non-EEA nationals who were (a) family or (b) extended family members of EEA nationals living in...

  • HM Treasury

    • Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will commission an independent review of the Government's stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland.

    • Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ensure that any review of the Government's stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland (a) includes representation and consultation with all stakeholders...

      Banks: North Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will meet senior management of NatWest Bank to urge them to re-consider their decision to closes branches in Llangollen, Corwen and other communities...

      Financial Conduct Authority

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Thirteenth Report of the Treasury Committee, Session 2014-15, Press briefing of the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) business plan...

      Employment: Huddersfield

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to increase employment in Huddersfield.

      Bank Services: Older People

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to make banking accessible to elderly people who do not have access to the internet.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects registration for tax-free childcare to open; and what information parents will be required to input in order to complete that registration.

      Regional Planning and Development: North of England

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taken to rebalance the economy and create a Northern Powerhouse.

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the level of fuel duties.

      Economic Growth

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Governor of the Bank of England about promoting economic growth and financial stability across the whole of the UK.

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Office of National Statistics on the potential effects on the classification of housing association debt of extending...

      Lloyds Bank

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects the next tranche of the share sale of Lloyds Bank to take place; and what steps he plans to take to ensure the widest share ownership.

      Fiscal Policy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to help people keep more of their earnings.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the role employers play in the delivery of tax-free childcare.

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the independent advice he received on the sale of the Government's stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what advice he has taken from (a) economists independent of Government and (b) Treasury economists on whether public spending cuts will delay or promote...

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on the sale of the Government's stake in Royal Bank of Scotland.

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with (a) Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), (b) NatWest Bank and (c) Ulster Bank on the sale of the Government's stake in RBS.

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the sale of the Government's stake in Royal Bank of Scotland on (a) customers of Ulster Bank and (b) other...

      Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the availability of income drawdown products for savers.

      Economic Growth

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of economic inequalities on growth.

      Mortgages

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information he holds on the proportion of residential mortgage lending that was on (a) an interest-only and (b) a capital repayment basis in each year...

      Food Supply

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the fiscal incentives in the UK for the redistribution of edible surplus food to people in need; and if he will make a statement.

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to introduce a Green ISA scheme to encourage public engagement with, and inject capital into, the green economy.

      Debt Collection

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much HM Revenue and Customs has paid to Fredrickson International for the provision of debt collection services by that company.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many fuel-poor households there are for which her Department plans to fund insulation measures over the next five years.

    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when her Department plans to issue its request to local authorities to measure and report on their annual greenhouse gas emissions data.

      Fracking: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions her Department has had with the Environment Agency on post-abandonment monitoring of onshore shale gas wells; and...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answers of 3 June 2015 to Question 321 and of 11 June 2015 to Question 1056, what roles are performed by personnel involved in...

    • Youth Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authority-funded youth services are maintained at their current level.

      Debts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of aggregate household debt in (a) the UK, (b) the East Midlands, (c) Nottinghamshire and (d) Ashfield constituency in each...

      Productivity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to improve the UK's productivity statistics.

      Honours

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a list of people who have rejected honours since 1999.

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2015 to Question 1492, what the proportionate baseline is for the goal of reducing the proportion of UK adults who...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliament: Cycling

      To ask the hon. Member for Mole Valley representing the House of Commons Commission, how much was spent on the upgrade work to the North Entrance to the parliamentary estate in the last...

    • Parliament: Bicycles

      To ask the hon. Member for Mole Valley representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment the Commission has made of the provision of covered cycle rack spaces on the parliamentary estate.

      Parliament: Bicycles

      To ask the hon. Member for Mole Valley representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps the House is taking to remove bicycles left on cycle racks on the estate.

  • Department of Health

    • Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions Ministers in his Department have had with Public Health England on the types of cancers that it will include in potential local pilot...

    • Leukaemia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will discuss with the British Medical Association and other medical bodies the treatment of leukemia with T-cells.

      Department of Health: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, 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...

      Lyme Disease: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to improve the accuracy of tests for Lyme disease.

      Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

      Mental Health Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mental health beds are provided in (a) Birmingham and (b) the West Midlands.

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements his Department has in place to assist mental health trusts when no beds are available for the provision of mental health care.

      NHS: Cygnet Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contractual arrangements exist between NHS mental health services and Cygnet Health Care.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to support dementia patients and their families.

      Childbirth: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2015 to Question 20, what methodology his Department plans to use to monitor gender ratios at birth; and if he will...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what reports he has received of other developed countries legalising germ-line modification of the type permitted by the Human Fertilisation and...

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to reduce the incidence of self-harm.

      Department of Health: Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which recruitment agencies have received the five largest allocations of funding from (a) his Department and (b) its executive agencies and associated...

      Speech Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued to clinical commissioning groups on the commissioning of speech and language therapy.

      Mental Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on mental health services in (a) York Central constituency and (b) England in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services: York Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS staff work in mental health services in York Central constituency; and how many such staff have been employed for at least five years.

      NHS: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) doctors, (b) dentists, (c) nursing staff, (d) scientists, (e) personnel in professionals allied to medicine, (f) pharmacists, (g) personnel...

      Health Professions: York Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) district nurses, (b) health visitors, (c) school nurses and (d) community mental health nurses there were in York Central constituency in...

      Defibrillators: Public Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will make available further details on the funding announced in the Budget 2015 for the (a) purchase and (b) provision of training in their use...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in the number of abortions (a) for Down's Syndrome, (b) registered under statutory grounds...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if it is his policy that a registered medical practitioner may lawfully sign the statutory HSA1 form before receiving any information from the woman...

      NHS Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of financial deficits of NHS trusts on safety and quality of care.

      Department of Health: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, 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...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients in (a) University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, (b) the West Midlands Trusts and (c) England waited longer than...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to improve the choice and availability of mental health crisis care services.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve early cancer diagnosis and treatment.

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is his policy that opt-outs from care.data will apply to all patients and all flows of data from GP records for all purposes other than the...

      NHS England: BioMarin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings NHS England has had with the pharmaceutical company BioMarin over the last 12 months; when those meetings took place; and if he will...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to expedite the (a) prevention, (b) testing, (c) diagnosis and (d) treatment of hepatitis C.

      Maternity Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of hospitals in London that deliver a full maternity service have 24 hours a day, seven days a week consultant presence on labour wards;...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of hospitals in England that have a Type 1 A&E department have consultant presence on emergency wards for a minimum of 16 hours a...

      Paediatrics: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of hospitals in London have paediatric consultants present on children's wards for a minimum of 14 hours a day, seven days a week; and...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the evidential basis was for NICE's draft clinical guidelines for the management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in adults.

      Mental Health Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress the Mental Health Taskforce has made on developing a new five-year national strategy for mental health; with which groups and organisations...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his speech of 4 June 2015 to the NHS Confederation, when he expects to publish the obesity strategy; and what plans he has for...

  • Department for Transport

    • Channel Tunnel: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have, if any, to undertake, in conjunction with the government of France, an independent study into the safety of open lorry shuttle wagons...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Sheffield

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what cost–benefit analysis has been conducted on the impact on the economic performance of South Yorkshire of siting the HS2 station at (1) Sheffield...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Stormont House Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 2 June (HL34) concerning the government of Ireland's involvement in the talks leading up to the Stormont...

  • Department for International Development

    • EU Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the new transparency and accountability framework, The European Union International Cooperation and Development Results Framework.

    • Nepal: Earthquakes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that post-earthquake aid to Nepal is being distributed fairly.

      Eritrea: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the United Nations estimate that in total 360,000 refugees have fled Eritrea.

      Middle East: Internally Displaced People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the proposed establishment of an international enclave, protected by the United Nations, in Syria and Iraq to house internally displaced...

      Unrwa

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with donor partners about the level of funding needed for UNRWA.

      Palestinians: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential for violence and fighting in countries surrounding Syria if UNRWA have to stop cash payments to Palestinian...

      UN Agencies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the governments of the Gulf States concerning the funding of UNRWA and UNHCR.

  • Department for Education

    • State Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many state secondary schools there are in England; and how many of these have not had a student enter into Oxford or Cambridge University as an...

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Nash on 3 June (HL Deb, col 413), what format the funding review of the early-years childcare proposal will take; and whether...

      Languages: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the written answer by Lord Nash on 4 June (HL94), when they expect Ofqual's work with awarding organisations on the future of the relevant...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of how many children live below the poverty line; and what assessment they have made of the impact of living below the poverty...

      Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the letter to The Times of 2 June from 28 former prime ministers and presidents which claims that there is a worldwide decline in...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Charter of the Forest

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to mark and celebrate the 800th in 2017 anniversary of the granting of the Charter of the Forest.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to end the disability employment gap.

    • Mesothelioma: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, with regard to the compensation payments awarded under the Mesothelioma Act 2014, what is their estimate of (1) the difference between the actuarial...

      Fuel Direct Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the affordability of a standard Fuel Direct rate of £3.70 for direct payments for arrears on fuel bills; and whether...

      Prescribed Industrial Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many claims they have received for Prescribed Disease C3b in the last 10 years; and of these, how many were allowed.

      Sheep Dipping

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by George Eustice, Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on 10 June (HC Deb, col 136WH), who...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Thames Water

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Thames Water regarding (1) its payment to its offshore shareholders of £170 million in dividends, (2) its...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Derelict Land

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what flexibility the National Planning Policy Framework gives to local authorities to prioritise the development of brownfield sites over greenfield land in...

    • Council Tax Reduction Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the impact of changes to the council tax reduction scheme, in particular on (1) the extra amounts now payable by people...

      Council Tax Reduction Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of recipients of council tax support are in employment.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Bridges of Headley on 3 June (HLWS10), whether they will publish figures on the response rates to questions for...

    • Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the number of people currently not on the electoral register and the reported risk that this will increase with the implementation of...

  • Department of Health

    • Poultry: Campylobacter

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of campylobacter in imported chickens and chicken meat and how it compares to the level found in their recent...

    • Doctors: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many practising doctors received their qualifications (1) in the United Kingdom, and (2) elsewhere.

      Nurses: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many nurses working in the NHS received their qualifications (1) in the United Kingdom, and (2) elsewhere.

      Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of claims by patient safety campaigners and others that NHS England may introduce lower standards in terms of the number of...

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