Written answers

Monday, 22 June 2015

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many receptions his Office has hosted for which participation in Conservative Party activity was the main criterion for invitation, in each quarter of each year...

    • Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to his letter to Sir John Chilcot of 17 June 2015, if he will instruct the Cabinet Secretary to discuss with Sir John at the proposed meeting the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Self-employed: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average annual income of self-employed (a) men and (b) women was in each year since 2010.

    • Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants have been sanctioned in (a) York Central constituency and (b) the UK in (i) the last 12 months and (ii) each...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have experienced a delay in payment of benefits of more than (a) one month, (b) two months, (c) three months, (d) four...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of people who have used a food bank in each month since January 2010.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will commission a review of the effect of benefit sanctions on claimants.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the net effect of the Access to Work scheme on public expenditure.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, by when he plans to pilot the new approach to sanctions using warnings and non-financial penalties following a first failure to comply with...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claimed jobseeker's allowance during the most recent year for which information is available; and how many such people...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claim universal credit in each (a) region, (b) local authority area and (c) and parliamentary constituency.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of disability living allowance claimants have (a) appealed and (b) successfully appealed a negative decision on...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new applicants for personal independence payments have no other source of income.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disability living allowance claimants have waited more than 28 days for their first personal independence payment following a...

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress his Department has made on meeting its obligations to veterans in accordance with the Military Covenant.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what comparative assessment he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) supporting a person via the Access to Work programme and (b)...

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time is for processing a claim for personal independence payment when the claimant is terminally ill.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what statistics his Department collects on deaths of benefit claimants; and how it is decided and by whom in his Department which statistics...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has had with the Information Commissioner on the Freedom of Information request on deaths of benefit claimants...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of (a) employment and support allowance and (b) incapacity benefit who were (i) in the assessment phase, (ii) found fit to...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of trends in the rate of disability employment.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to review the effect of the benefit cap on children.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on child poverty of the introduction of universal credit.

      Personal Independence Payment: Barking and Dagenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time was that an applicant waited for a personal independence payment assessment in the London Borough of Barking...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of changes in the rate of disability employment in each of the last 10 years.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Fifth Report of the Work and Pensions Committee Session 2014-15, Benefits sanctions policy beyond the Oakley Review, HC...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the ages of children whose parents have been subject to welfare benefits sanctions.

      Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking under his Department's social justice strategy to reduce family breakdown.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he plans to take to help people with disabilities into work and training.

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the effects of the benefits sanctions and conditionality regime on use of food banks.

      Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what change there has been in the number of working private renters claiming housing benefit since 2009-10.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what extra support his Department plans to provide to people who have not yet found employment through the Work Programme.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on maintaining the level of (a) employment and support allowance, (b) personal independence payment and (c) attendance...

  • Home Office

    • Welsh Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what resources her Department has allocated to the Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit in 2014-15; and what changes to those...

    • Espionage: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Sunday Times article, British spies betrayed to Russians and Chinese, published on 14 June 2015, who authorised the...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she takes to ensure compliance with the UK's international legal obligations on non-refoulement when deporting people to conflict...

      Police and Crime Commissioners: Norfolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the process and criteria was for the appointment of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Norfolk to adjudicate on the...

      MI5: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June 2015 to Question 2060, whether the Government is liaising with British Overseas Territories about...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many shotgun and firearms permit holders there were in each of the last five years.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many decisions were made from outside the UK for (a) entry clearance and (b) extension of stay in relation to non-European Economic Area...

      Infrastructure: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential risks posed to UK national security by investments in critical national infrastructure by...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to prevent female genital mutilation in communities affected by that practice.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Parades: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what information she holds on the number of parades held in Northern Ireland in 2014 categorised by the Parades Commission as (a) loyal order...

    • Electoral Register: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many voters were added to the electoral register between 1 December 2014 and 1 April 2015 in each constituency in Northern Ireland.

  • Department of Health

    • Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the National Audit Office in its report on the Care Act first-phase...

    • Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the recommendations in the report, Destination: Cure - arriving at a better future...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what peer-reviewed evidence NHS England has assessed to inform its decision on the use of proton beam therapy as a treatment for extracranial indications.

      Health Education: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to provide additional information on (a) local food skills training, (b) eating well on a budget and (c) other topics to...

      Medical Records: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have accessed medical records online since April 2015.

      Epilepsy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the clarity and accuracy of warnings on anti-convulsant drugs for women with epilepsy who are also pregnant on the risk of...

      Epilepsy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information the Government gave to doctors and patients about the risks for unborn children of taking certain anti-convulsant drugs in pregnancy...

      Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he has on whether his Department had knowledge prior to 2000 of the fact that the anti-convulsant drug Epilim, Sanofi Aventis, known...

      Colorectal Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department plans to take to improve the outcomes for bowel cancer patients through early diagnosis.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to raise public awareness and acceptance of the importance of organ donation.

      Royal Sussex County Hospital: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date the new building work at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton is expected to commence.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who have an eating disorder in each of the last five years.

      Sports: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the conclusion in Sport England's latest Active People Survey that the number of people who have participated in sport at least once a...

      Exercise: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the report from UK Active entitled Generation Inactive, published on 16 June 2015, what assessment he has made of the implications for...

      Anorexia: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the proportion of anorexia nervosa patients which dies prematurely each year from (a) complications arising from...

      Mental Illness: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which condition has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness.

      Morquio Syndrome: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons NHS England's announcement on whether it will grant interim funding for the Vimizim drug has been rescheduled from 25 to 30 June 2015.

      Obstetrics: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of specialist obstetrician care provided to mothers expecting multiple births; and if he will...

      Pregnancy: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patient safety incidents involving multiple pregnancies occurred in each of the last five years; and what total amount was paid by the NHS as a...

      Mental Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on mental health in England in each year since 2000.

      Primary Health Care: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on primary care in England in each year since 2000.

      Social Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on social care in England in each year since 2000.

      Better Care Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much NHS England has allocated to each local authority for 2015 for the Better Care Fund.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what performance targets his Department has set for the MindEd online service; and how many people have opened a MindEd account since the creation of...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations of NHS England's Tier 4 CAMHS report 2014 excluding the allocation of resource...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when NHS England plans to issue guidance to clinical commissioning groups (CCG) on the Transformation plans required by NHS England for funding to be...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in England were at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in (a) 2010 and (b) the most recent date for which figures are available.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2015 to Question 1756 on diabetes, whether the action plan will take the form of a national strategy for diabetes; when...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to give mental health greater priority within the NHS.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Political Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Answer of 4 March 2009, Official Report, column 1698W, on trade unions: political levy, how many and what...

    • Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of direct costs to the energy intensive industry resulting from the introduction of legislative...

      Exports: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which exporters have taken legal action as a result of the Export Control Organisation's refusal to grant them an export licence...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2015 to Question 1839, what discretionary fees and payments (a) have been and (b) will be made...

      Aerospace Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of foreign ownership of UK-based companies on productivity in the aerospace sector;...

      Foreign Companies: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assumptions his Department has made about the powers at its disposal to regulate investments by overseas (a) state-owned...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure that employers comply with minimum wage legislation; and how many prosecutions there have been...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of employers offer apprenticeships to 16 to 19 year olds in (a) the UK, (b) the North East and (c)...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in what year he plans to introduce a replacement for the SA80 assault rifle.

    • British Overseas Territories: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department plans next to inspect the (a) Bermuda Regiment, (b) Gibraltar Regiment and (c) Royal Montserrat Defence Force.

      Air Force: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel in his Department work on the Seedcorn initiative; and where such personnel are based.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department expects the Crowsnest system to be (a) available and (b) operational.

      USA: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to strengthen the UK's relationship with the US in relation to defence operations and funding.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which month of 2016 his Department plans to bring before the House proposals for the Main Gate decision for the renewal of the UK's nuclear deterrent.

      Electronic Warfare: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's cyber defence budget will be in each year from 2016-17 to 2019-20.

      Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the regional distribution of money raised by fines issued for Libor manipulation has been in each year since its introduction.

      Armed Forces: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of his Department's military dogs were euthanised in each month in 2014-15; and what the reasons were in each case.

      Armed Forces: Horses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of his Department's military horses were euthanised in each month in 2014-15; and what the reasons were in each case.

      Middle East: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assets have been assigned to Operation Kipion 2 in each of the last five years.

      Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Type 23 frigates are harbour training ships; and what the name is of each such ship.

      Defence: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential risks posed to national security by investments in UK defence companies by foreign (a) state-owned...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the turnover rate is in service family accommodation.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to ensure that housing standards are met in service family accommodation.

      HMS Ocean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date US marines are planned to be deployed on HMS Ocean as part of NATO quick-reaction forces.

      Ministry of Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2015 to Question 1818, what equipment and infrastructure spending will be re-profiled in order to meet the £500...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on how much was spent on (a) staffing and (b) members' remuneration by each local...

    • Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of devolving business rate retention powers to local authorities.

      Local Government: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will meet town and county local authority leaders to discuss his Department's policy on devolution of powers.

      Local Government: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received from or on behalf of town and county authorities on his Department's policies on devolution.

      Local Government: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to make town and county authorities aware of his Department's policies on devolution.

      Local Government: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that the benefits of devolution reach town and county authority level.

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on how many affordable homes was (a) work started, (b) work completed and (c) provisions made for in each year for which...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2015 to Question 1051, if he will publish the (a) dates and (b) attendees of meetings held...

      Council Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on local authorities business plans of the sale of high-value council homes.

      Private Rented Housing: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will estimate the level of change in median monthly rents in the private sector in Ashfield constituency for (a) one, (b)...

      Housing: Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of households in England were owner-occupied in each year since 2010.

      Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill (HL)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what impact assessment the Government has carried out on the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill; and if he will place...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the average sale price per property of houses to be sold under the proposed extension of the right...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to reply to the letter to him dated 13 May 2015 from the hon. Members for Aberdeen North, Aberdeen South and West...

      Empty Property: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of empty homes in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b) Coventry.

  • HM Treasury

    • Gold: Smuggling

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received on allegations of illicit gold trafficking from South America by companies linked to the London bullion market;...

    • Social Security Benefits: Islington

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the average earnings of working claimants of (a) child benefit and (b) child tax credit in (i) the London Borough of Islington...

      Consumers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will respond formally to the Keep Me Posted campaign.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people will be entitled to tax-free childcare who are not eligible to receive child benefit.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on how parents will be asked to prove their identity when opening tax-free childcare accounts online; and what assessment he has made of...

      Central Government: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many PFI contracts are being negotiated across central government.

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect on the value of (a) child benefit and (b) child tax credit of a two-year freeze on working-age benefits.

      Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of revenue to be raised from the carbon price floor in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17, (c) 2017-18, (d) 2018-19 and (e) 2019-20.

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what research he has conducted to inform the setting of the level of fuel duty.

      London Airports: Corporation Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much corporation tax Heathrow and Gatwick Airports paid in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      River Thames: Bridges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Government (a) has spent and (b) plans to spend on the proposed London Garden Bridge; and what information his Department holds on the total...

      Fair and Effective Markets Review

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he last met with representatives of the (a) Financial Conduct Authority and (b) Bank of England to discuss recommendations made by the Fair and...

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on turning the Royal Bank of Scotland into a network of stakeholder banks held in trusts for the public benefit.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an estimate of the annual cost to the public purse of (a) working families tax credits and (b) child tax credits paid to those earning below...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the balance of trade between the UK and the rest of the EU was (a) overall, (b) in visible goods and (c) in invisible goods in each of the last five years.

      Fair and Effective Markets Review

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what responses the Government has made to the recommendations of the Fair and Effective Markets Review 2015.

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Financial System Resilience Index published by the New Economics Foundation in June 2015, what plans he has to improve the resilience...

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the fees payable to (a) law firms, (b) banks and (c) other advisers in relation to the sale of the Government's stake in the...

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people who will claim (a) child tax credits and (b) the child element of universal credit in (i) 2016-17, (ii)...

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on public finances of selling the government stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland.

      Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance the Government has issued to pensioners on financial products available to people accessing their defined contribution pension.

      Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people eligible to take advantage of the pension flexibilities introduced on 6 April 2015 in each (a) region, (b)...

      Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce a cap on pension company charges for people seeking to switch, cash-in or otherwise vary their pension policy.

      Agriculture: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal incentives his Department plans to put in place to stimulate growth in the science and technology industry to support British agriculture.

      Agriculture: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his announcement in the Budget 2015 on allowing farmers to average their income for tax purposes over five years, whether that proposal...

      Energy: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the ruling of the European Court of Justice on 4 June 2015 on the UK's VAT rate on the supply and installation of energy-saving materials,...

      Married People: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the time it takes to register for the marriage allowance using the online application procedure.

      Welfare State: Reform

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect on household incomes of the welfare changes introduced since May 2010 as a proportion of household income for each...

      Non-domestic Rates: Local Press

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend the level of business rates for local newspapers; and if he will make a statement.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Solar Power

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what proposals the Church Commissioners have received to allow community energy generation using church roofs for...

    • Churches: Solar Power

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what support she is providing to churches for the installation of PV panels.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Employment: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the publication by Professor Ad Vingerhoets, Why only humans weep: unravelling the mysteries of tears, if she will make an...

  • Department for Transport

    • Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received on the Streets Ahead campaign on pavement parking.

    • Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the south east flexible ticketing trial to conclude; how much has been spent on that trial in each year to date; and whether that...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, under what statutory enactment is the validity of vehicle excise duty ended when a vehicle changes ownership.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to simplify fares structures set by the Northern franchisee; and what funding his Department has allocated to developing and rolling...

      Cars: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the DVLA is taking to publicise amongst drivers the recent changes to car tax.

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his plans are for the Regional Air Connectivity Fund.

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has reduced the funding available to develop the winning design of the Transport Systems Catapult All Aboard competition into a...

      Train Operating Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will require train operating companies to submit to his Department reports on their revenue and profit margins.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2015 to Question 2340, on which journeys on which lines passengers can expect a 15 minute journey time improvement...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings in the report entitled, HS2 Direct Connections Study, published by...

      Great Western Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to withdraw Pacer trains from the Great Western and Wales and Borders franchises.

      Railways: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2015 to Question 1549, whether proposals for the Atos and Atos Worldline sections of the Railway Pension Scheme have...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Rohingya: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with international partners and his counterparts in South East Asia on (a) resolving the...

    • Rohingya: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number Rohingya migrants from Burma adrift in the Andaman Sea.

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the right to freedom of religion or belief is upheld across the world; and if he will...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on a purdah period before the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU.

      Qatar: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the human rights situation and working conditions of foreign workers building 2022 World Cup...

      Iraq: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Iraq on protection of the Christian minority in that country.

      Omar al-Bashir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise with the African Union President Bashir's defiance of a South African court order in connection with genocide...

      Spratly Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise at the UN, the land reclamation by the Chinese government in the South China Sea.

      Iraq: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the UK has made to the Iraqi government on protecting the residents of Camp Liberty in Iraq from ISIL and...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last discussed (a) Gaza and (b) Israeli settlements with his colleagues in the EU; and what the outcome of those...

      Gaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken (a) unilaterally and (b) with EU colleagues to help to lift the blockade of Gaza and allow unrestricted...

      Gulf States: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on the UK's relationship with Saudi Arabia of recent steps to improve relations with Iran.

      Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his US counterparts on the ratification by that country of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban...

  • Department for International Development

    • Burundi: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken to address the situation of refugees from Burundi; and if she will make a statement.

    • Nepal: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to establish temporary learning centres and to develop earthquake-resilient school structures in Nepal.

      Nepal: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department plans to take to ensure long-term support is provided to Nepal to help repair infrastructure and rebuild...

      Nepal: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to encourage the international community to (a) increase contributions to Nepal urgently and (b)...

      Nepal: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to encourage the government of Nepal to extend the waiver on custom duties on life-saving...

  • Department for Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of parental consultation before schools convert to academies.

    • Broadfield House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans her Department has for the future of Broadfield House in Crawley.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to improve the teaching of personal, social, health and economic education in schools.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools whose governing body had made an application for an Academy Order on or before 31 May 2012 had not been included in an Academy...

      Regional Schools Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the staffing complement is of the office of each regional schools commissioner; and what the staff grade is of each post in each such office.

      Regional Schools Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many of the regional schools commissioners (a) are employed under a contract of employment as part of the establishment of her Department, (b) are...

      Regional Schools Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which functions she has delegated to each regional schools commissioner.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is her policy to include pupil referral units in the definition of coasting schools under the Education and Inspections Bill.

      Further 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 assumptions her Department has made of its powers to revoke an Academy Order.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many directions she has issued under section 69A of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 since 17 November 2011.

      Children: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that autistic children and their parents receive adequate support.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students have come to study in the UK from (a) other EU member states and (b) non-EU countries in each of the last 10 years for which figures...

      Sixth Form Colleges: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2015 to Question 900313, if she will ensure that sixth form colleges are treated on the same basis as schools,...

      Schools: East Ham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proposals her Department is considering for schools on the site of the former East Ham police station.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will place in the Library a list of all local authority children's services departments in intervention; and what the dates and results were of...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which local authority areas which have no maintained secondary schools; and when she plans to implement the commitment given in paragraph 5.39 of the...

  • Leader of the House

    • Devolution: England

      To ask the Leader of the House, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2015 to Question 1925, if he will publish the timetable for his proposals for English votes for English laws.

    • Members: Allowances

      To ask the Leader of the House, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to end the payment of allowances to hon. Members who do not take their seats.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pesticides: Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on the adoption by the European Commission of the proposed European Food Safety Authority guidance on the...

    • Environmental Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of the Environment Stewardship scheme on promoting nature and wildlife.

      Environmental Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications were accepted during the operation of her Department's Environmental Stewardship Scheme; and what the...

      Environmental Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultations Natural England is required to conduct before accepting an application for an Environmental Stewardship...

      Pesticides: Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to protect bees from the effects of toxic pesticides.

      Glyphosate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she last reviewed guidance on the safety of glyphosate.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Supreme Court Judgment in the case of R (on the application of ClientEarth) (Appellant) v Secretary of...

      Pesticides: Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take to help protect the bee population; and whether she plans to allow the use of pesticides known...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the amount of food wasted by supermarkets; and if she will take further steps to reduce that...

      Rivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress her Department has made on improving the quality of chalk rivers in (a) Hertfordshire and (b) England.

      Air Pollution: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what levels of air pollution were recorded in Greater Manchester in each of the last three years for which data is available.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what date she plans to publish a new national air quality plan.

      Animal Welfare: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the European Commission's study on information to consumers on the stunning of animals, published in May...

      Crabs: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the Chinese authorities on the banning of the export of crabs from the UK to China;...

      Bees: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure the sustainability of the UK's honeybee population.

      Pesticides: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's position is on an EU-wide ban on neonicotinoid pesticides.

      Pesticides: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations her Department has received from the UK grower community on repeal of the ban on the use of...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Renewable Energy: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the cost to the public purse was of renewable subsidies received by businesses in (a) Cumbria, (b) Carlisle District in (i)...

    • Solar Power: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if her Department will take steps to incentivise house builders to build homes facing south to make solar panels as efficient as possible.

      Fuel Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many children living in households that are classed as being in fuel poverty in (a) England, (b) East Midlands, (c) Nottingham and...

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, for each operational nuclear power plant in the UK, what the available operating capacity in mega watts is; which of those plants have...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent estimate her Department has made of trends in UK (a) wholesale and (b) domestic energy prices compared to those of the...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she has taken to reduce fuel poverty.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether it is the policy of the Government to keep the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund in operation.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of households in fuel poverty in (a) the West Midlands and (b) England.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the ruling of the European Court of Justice on 4 June 2015 on the UK's VAT rate on the supply and installation of...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2015 to Question 2098, what estimate she has made of the number of social housing tenants who will...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Service: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will investigate the reasons for a delay of over two weeks in distributing paynotes and P60 forms to prison officers in Durham.

    • Youth Custody: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of staff working in (a) secure training centres and (b) young offender institutions who are qualified to work...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on what date he last visited a (a) secure training centre, (b) young offender institution and (c) secure children's home.

      Bill of Rights: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he proposes to bring forward changes to the rights of children in the proposed British Bill of Rights.

      Young Offenders: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensured children and young people in the secure estate have access to high quality training and employment programmes.

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many resettlement units for female offenders have been opened in each prison since October 2013; and what the capacity is of each such unit.

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many female offenders are currently housed in each resettlement unit in each prison.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to improve access to legal aid for people with mental health issues; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many female offenders from each resettlement unit are currently doing community work on resettlement day release.

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many female offenders from each resettlement unit are in paid work while on resettlement day release and are paying 40 per cent of that wage to...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress has been made on implementing New Clauses 6 and 7 which were added to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill on 17 June 2014.

      Bill of Rights 1689

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy is on repeal of the 1689 Bill of Rights.

      Custodial Treatment: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many internal adjudications cases there were in each public and private prison and young offenders institution that holds young adults aged from 18...

      Secure Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans there are to accommodate (a) girls and (b) offenders under the age of 15 in the proposed Secure College.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish the updated list of Government Ministers and their Responsibilities.

    • Influenza: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people died from influenza in each of the last five years.

      Public Bodies: Irish Language

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what requirements there are for public bodies with reserved functions to offer responses to public correspondence and inquiries made in the Gaelic...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what consideration the Government has given to continuing to use the matching system between the electoral register and Government databases that was...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect on the number of people on the electoral register of the transition to Individual Electoral Registration.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the (a) national and (b) local match system used in the transition to Individual Electoral Registration.

      Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to increase the deposit necessary to stand in local elections.

      Low Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of people earning the living wage.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many citizens of other member states of the EU are resident in the UK.

      Train Operating Companies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to add train operating companies to the Government's list of Strategic Suppliers.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Tickets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what process he plans to adopt for the selection of a Chair and members of the review of measures relating to secondary ticketing that...

    • Arts: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the number of apprenticeships in the cultural and creative sector.

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Digital communications infrastructure strategy, published on 18 March 2015, when the Government will review the...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Digital communications infrastructure strategy, published on 18 March 2015, what estimate he has made of the cost...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Digital communications infrastructure strategy, published on 18 March 2015, what discussions he has had with...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Ofcom Communications Review discussion document will be published.

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Digital communications infrastructure strategy, published on 18 March 2015, when he plans to publish the roadmap...

      Channel Four Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his policy is on the future of Channel 4; and whether any officials in his Department are working on plans for the future of that...

      Broadband: Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on which major European country has the most comprehensive and cheapest superfast broadband coverage.

      Broadband: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to increase the availability of fibre-optic broadband businesses in (a) Denton and Reddish constituency, (b)...

      Broadband: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to resolve non-spots in urban areas as part of the superfast broadband roll-out.

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to increase the maximum payout for complex category D gaming machines.

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to ensure that bookmakers operate B2 and B3 gaming machines on an equal basis with amusement arcades.

      Cultural Heritage: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the contribution of 10 June 2015 from the Prime Minister, Official Report, column 1210, what steps he is taking to...

      Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of government support for local newspapers; and if he will make a statement.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliament: Hearing Aids

      To ask the hon. Member for Mole Valley representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2015 to Question 1510, what advice is given to people using hearing aids in...

    • Parliament: Apprentices

      To ask the hon. Member for Mole Valley representing the House of Commons Commission, how many apprenticeships are available on the parliamentary estate.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sudan: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan about the arrest of two Christian pastors from South Sudan.

    • Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 2 June (HL10), what is their assessment of the cause of the conflict in Gaza, and in...

      Eritrea: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea accusing Eritrea of crimes against humanity.

      Eritrea: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to press the United Nations Security Council to refer Eritrea to the International Criminal Court, in the light of the report by the United...

      Philip Blackwood

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom Ambassador to Burma raised the case of Philip Blackwood when he met the Minister of the President's Office earlier this year; and...

      Bhutan: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what funds in aid and development assistance have been made available to Bhutan in each of the past three years; and for what purpose.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: SOCO International

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take in the light of reports into the activities of Soco International in Virunga national park, a UNESCO World Heritage site in...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to encourage the governments of Saudi Arabia and Iran to find political solutions to the conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Bahrain.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make representations to the government of Myanmar regarding the treatment of Rohingya Muslims.

      Rohingya: Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage international action to prevent Rohingya Muslims from becoming victims of human trafficking.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they accept the RAND Corporation's calculation of the benefits that would follow a full solution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine; and...

      Macedonia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current situation in Macedonia and its possible impact on neighbouring states; and whether they consider that a process of...

      Macedonia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they and the European Union are currently providing in Macedonia.

      Raif Badawi

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they pressed for the case of Raif Badawi to be discussed at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Conference in Jeddah on 3 and 4 June; and if so,...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for addressing interfaith conflict between Sunni and Shia Muslims in the Middle East.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money has been invested in soft power in conflict zones in the Middle East in order to bring interfaith communities together.

  • Department for International Development

    • Sierra Leone: Ebola

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in ensuring that rapid diagnostic tests for ebola are available in Sierra Leone.

    • Developing Countries: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of Médecins Sans Frontières' claims that too little funding goes into the development of new drugs and vaccines for...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce measures to open the proceedings of the family courts and the Court of Protection to the press and public; and, if not, why not.

    • Prison Service: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they ensure that new prison officers in prisons in England and Wales receive sufficient training to fulfil their role effectively.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces Covenant: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why Northern Ireland only received a grant of £50,000 from the armed forces covenant (Libor) fund of £35 million which was shared amongst 96 armed...

    • Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many residential units are owned by the United Kingdom authorities in the Sovereign Base of Dhekelia, and to which authority it is intended to surrender...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have incurred three-year Jobseeker Allowance sanctions; and whether they will provide a breakdown of three-year sanctions imposed by (1)...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government where the £83 million savings in the budget of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are to be found, further to the recent...

    • Trees: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many young trees were imported into the United Kingdom for the 2014–15 planting season; how this compares with the previous year; and what...

  • HM Treasury

    • Vat

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the judgment of the European Court of Justice ending the value added tax concession on energy-saving products for non-social housing.

    • Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government by how much they have reduced the block grant to the Northern Ireland Executive for the current financial year as a result of the failure of the Northern...

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government under what circumstances £53 million was returned to them by the Northern Ireland Executive following the failure to establish a new police and fire...

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what monies have been returned to them by the Northern Ireland Executive in the last four years for which figures are available.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Scottish Government, Northern Ireland Executive or Welsh Government can pass an annual budget that includes spending limits higher than the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • General Election 2015: Absent Voting

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen on 4 June (HL Deb, cols 916–18), how many complaints were made by registered electors overseas...

    • Muslim Brotherhood Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the report of the Muslim Brotherhood review will be published.

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