Written answers

Thursday, 25 June 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) desktop, (b) laptop and (c) tablet computers his Department has lost in each of the last three years.

    • Glasgow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how the connectivity of Glasgow Airport compares to that of (a) London City, (b) Heathrow and (c) Gatwick airports.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to investigate the management and communications with customers of (a) Southern and (b) Network Rail.

      Large Goods Vehicles: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the application of Regulation EC 1071/2009 concerning occupation of transport operators.

      Large Goods Vehicles: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish his Department's response to the formal notification of infraction from the European Commission concerning the Government's...

      Department for Transport: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which buildings occupied by his Department are owned or part-owned privately; what the total value is of the rent paid to private landlords for the...

      Airports: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects of each of the shortlisted options for a new runway in South East England on...

      Railways: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will ensure that bidders for the next contract for the Greater Anglia rail passenger service take steps so that the living wage is paid through...

      Railways: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many stations there are on the Greater Anglia rail franchise; and how many of those stations are unstaffed.

      Abellio Greater Anglia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff are employed by Greater Anglia rail passenger services as (a) station staff, (b) ticket office staff, (c) guards or train crew, (d)...

      Midland Main Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what works have been undertaken to enable the electrification of the Midland Main Line to date; and what the value is of (a) contracts entered into by...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2015 to Question 1550, on what date he received the Stakeholder Executive's review of Network Rail's governance.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2015 to Question 2610, what his Department's annual expenditure on the South East Flexible Ticketing programme...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2015 to Question 3009, whether all Pacer trains will be withdrawn from service once they are displaced from the...

      Traffic Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people were employed in the Highways Agency Traffic Officer Service in each year since 2010; and how many people are employed in the...

      Manchester Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on Manchester Airport of a new runway at (a) Heathrow and (b) Gatwick Airport.

      Rail Infrastructure Futures Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the purpose is of his Department's Rail Infrastructure Futures unit; on what date that unit was created; how many officials work in the Rail...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of automotive emissions on climate change in the next five years.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the replacement rate of council homes sold through the right to buy scheme has been in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands...

    • Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will review the Government's allocation of funding to Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority and closure of the two fire...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of granting local communities the right to veto wind farm applications.

      Energy: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to ask or require local planning authorities to publish the planning routes for any application of (a)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with EU partners on the potential for taking military action against people traffickers...

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the franchise for the proposed referendum on the UK's membership of...

      Iran: Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of Iran's financial and material support for Hezbollah.

      Iran: Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of Iran's financial and material support for Hamas.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for her Department are paid less than the living wage.

    • Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when she last met the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland; and what subjects were discussed at that meeting.

      Northern Ireland Office: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many non-executive directors of her Department who were in post before May 2015 have since left the Department's board; what the names and...

      Bill of Rights: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will take steps to introduce a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Buildings

      To ask the Attorney General, which buildings occupied by the Law Officers' Departments are owned or part-owned privately; what the total value is of the rent paid to private landlords for the use...

    • Attorney General: Pay

      To ask the Attorney General, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for the Law Officers' Departments and their subsidiary agencies are paid less than...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Basic Skills: Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what financial resources the Government plans to allocate for the provision of basic English and mathematics in further education.

    • Bradwell Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what meetings (a) he, (b) his predecessor, (c) Ministers in his Department and (d) officials in his Department have had on the...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the estimated RAB charge is for full-time undergraduate students in England; and what data this calculation is based on.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the estimated RAB charge is for part-time undergraduate students in England; and what data this calculation is based on.

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of undergraduate students with equivalent or lower qualifications received support for their tuition fees in the...

      Hazardous Substances: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assistance and advice his Department plans to make available to small businesses seeking to comply with Regulation (EC) No...

      Foreign Workers: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the role of Tier 2 Inter Company Transfer Visas in promoting skills in the ICT industries.

      Skills Funding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the budget is for the Skills Funding Agency for the next five years; if he will conduct a review into the level of funding...

      Skills Funding Agency: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of the Skills Funding Agency budget has been spent in the West Midlands in each of the last five years.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of 18 to 24 year old (a) women and (b) men were not in education, employment or training in each (i)...

  • Department for International Development

    • Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department plans to provide for (a) research on and (b) treatment of malaria until 2020.

    • Department for International Development: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which buildings occupied by her Department are owned or part-owned privately; what the total value is of the rent paid to private...

      Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much aid her Department has provided to people affected by the crisis in Yemen in each of the last three years.

      Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what consultancy firms her Department works with in the delivery of projects for (a) treatment of and (b) research on malaria.

      Department for International Development: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for her Department are paid less than the living wage.

      Hamas: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the use by Hamas of (a) UK and (b) UN humanitarian aid.

  • Department for Education

    • Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to her Answer of 15 June to Question 1850, what the budgetary reductions are; and how they were decided.

    • Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 26 March 2015 to Question 228386, what steps her Department plans to take in relation to the four authorities found to...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to publish rates of re-entry to care rates in each local authority area.

      ICT: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what opportunities there are to have non-recognised ICT qualifications validated when there is evidence that these qualifications have been...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will set out the advice she plans to provide to schools on how to talk about sexual consent in an age-appropriate way.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what evidence her Department holds to support the proposition that academies are better performers than local authority schools; and if she will make...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will meet the Skills Funding Agency to discuss the number of places her Department will fund in the coming year.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will meet the Education Funding Agency to discuss the number of course places her Department will fund in the coming year.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will meet representatives of Dudley College to discuss upcoming funding allocations for (a) adult skills, (b) the Skills Funding Agency and (c)...

      Free Schools: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many free schools of a religious character have (a) 50 to 100 per cent (b) 40 to 49 per cent, (c) 30 to 39 per cent, (d) 20 to 29 per cent, (e) 10...

      Department for Education: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which buildings occupied by her Department are owned or part-owned privately; what the total value is of the rent paid to private landlords for the...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 4 March 2014 to Question 189394, what comparative assessment she has made of the value for money of (a) community...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 12 February 2014 to Question 187197, on school admissions, if she will place in the Library copies of (a) all those...

      Department for Education: Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many full-time equivalent staff at each civil service grade are employed in the private office of each Minister in her Department.

      Department for Education: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for her Department and its subsidiary agencies are paid less than the...

      Department for Education: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of the office space owned or leased by her Department is not in regular use; what the total (a) rental and (b) retail value is of all...

      Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children who live in England go to school in (a) Scotland and (b) Wales.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to respond to the Fifth Report of the Education Committee, Session 2014-15, HC 145 on Life Lessons: PSHE and SRE in schools.

      Science: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to increase the study of STEM subjects by women; and if she will make a statement.

      Pupils: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children live in Scotland and go to school in England.

      Department for Education: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many non-executive directors of her Department who were in post before May 2015 have since left the Department's board; what the names and length...

      First Aid: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps she has taken to promote cardiopulmonary resuscitation in schools.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Libyans formerly based at Bassingbourn barracks (a) are in prison in the UK and (b) it is expected will be released from prison having...

    • Courts: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what account his Department took of the performance of Concentrix in its contract with HM Revenue and Customs in the decision to award that company the...

  • Prime Minister

    • Task Forces

      To ask the Prime Minister, when the (a) Earn or Learn and (b) Digital infrastructure and inclusion implementation taskforces will meet; who will participate in those meetings; when minutes of...

    • Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Prime Minister, if he will request from the Chairman of the Chilcot Inquiry a list of the witnesses from whom the inquiry is still waiting for comments on the draft material sent to...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2015 to Question 1740, what complex weapons he expects to be operational on the F-35 (a) by 2018, (b) by 2019, (c) by...

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements his Department is making to ensure that US and UK F-35 squadrons at RAF Lakenheath and RAF Marham benefit from joint through-life support.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the number of aircraft necessary to meet the threshold of initial operating capability for the F-35.

      Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons HMS Enterprise has been selected to replace HMS Bulwark on migrant search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean; and when that...

      Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the decision to replace HMS Bulwark with HMS Enterprise on capacity to rescue migrants from the...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many onshore windfarms are situated on Ministry of Defence land; and where each such wind farm is based.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many experiments were carried out by his Department on each animal species in the last 12 months.

      Libya: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to publish his Department's report, undertaken in December 2014, on the training of Libyan soldiers at Bassingbourn Barracks and...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Climate Change: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to support research and innovation in adaptation to climate change.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Libyans formerly based at Bassingbourn barracks remain in the UK having claimed asylum; and if she will make a statement.

    • Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what exceptional circumstances outside the normal financial requirements there are for interpreters who have worked with the British Army in...

      Supported Housing: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crimes were committed against people aged under 18 in supported accommodation in each region and constituent part of the UK in each...

      Bridgend College

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects that a decision will be reached on pre-licence application SPL5298000134 made by Bridgend College Coleg Penybont on 2 July...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department gives to chief police officers on dealing with illegal Traveller encampments; and if she will make a statement.

      Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures she plans to take to implement the recommendations of the most recent report on Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre by HM...

      Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of detainees sent to Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre were assessed by a nurse upon arrival in the last...

      Immigration: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from Commonwealth countries entered the country in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14 and (e) 2014-15.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will commission an audit of reports submitted by healthcare professionals in Immigration Removal Centres under Detention Centre Rule...

      Refugees: Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Yemenis have been granted refugee leave since the beginning of the present political and military crisis in Yemen.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications made by asylum seekers under Article 8 of Schedule 1 of the Human Rights Act 1988 were upheld by the courts in each...

      Entry Clearances: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from the Kurdistan Region in Iraq (a) applied for and (b) were refused entry clearance to the UK in the last 12 months for...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much compensation her Department paid following the unlawful detention of individuals under immigration powers in the financial year 2014-15.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when a reply will be sent to the hon. Member for Harrow West's letters of 23 March 2015 and 14 May 2015 on Ms Dubla of Harrow.

      Demonstrations: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to address illegal activity by far left groups in street protests.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, which buildings occupied by his Department are owned or part-owned privately; what the total value is of the rent paid to private landlords for the use...

    • Scotland Office: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps he plans to take to reduce his Department's running costs between 2015 and 2020; and what savings he plans to make from reducing his...

      Scotland Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for his Department are paid less than the living wage.

      Scotland Office: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what proportion of the office space owned or leased by his Department is not in regular use; what the total (a) rental and (b) retail value is of all...

      Dover House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many public engagement events to support (a) Scotland's place in the world and (b) the reputation of Scotland internationally have been held at...

  • HM Treasury

    • Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to improve the level of (a) telephone and (b) online assistance provided by HM Revenue and Customs.

    • Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average waiting time was for customers who dialled the HM Revenue and Customs helpline number for (a) self assessment, (b) tax credits, (c) child...

      Treasury: Institute for Fiscal Studies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department made any payments to the Institute of Fiscal Studies in each of the last five years.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average waiting time is for callers to the tax credits renewal hotline.

      Married People: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households received the married couple's allowance in Renfrewshire (a) on the last day for which figures are available and (b) in each of the last...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of UK membership of the EU and what effect leaving the EU would have on the economy.

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the potential cost to the public purse of converting HM Revenue and Customs helpline numbers to Freephone services.

      Bradwell Power Station

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have had on the future of the Magnox site at Bradwell in the last...

      Bilderberg Group

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the briefing packs received by John Kerr, Rona Fairhead, Ed Balls and himself at this year's Bilderberg Conference.

      Banks

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that banks maintain a network of local branches.

      Financial Services: ICT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on the assessment of the resilience of financial IT systems as part of critical...

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2015 to Question 900337, from which bodies he has commissioned advice on the sale of Royal Bank of Scotland.

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what impact assessment he conducted of (a) the reprivatisation of RBS and (b) any other policy options for the future of RBS before the commissioning of the...

      Multinational Companies: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that multinational enterprises provide country-by-country tax reports in line...

      Multinational Companies: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many multinational enterprises that paid tax to the Government provided country-by-country tax reports to HM Revenue and Customs in 2010-15.

      Multinational Companies: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that multinational enterprises publish full transparent breakdowns of their tax receipts.

      Revenue and Customs: Cumbernauld

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment HM Revenue and Customs has made of the potential economic effect on Cumbernauld of moving its office there to a new regional West of...

      Transport: Infrastructure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ensure that the National Infrastructure Plan of 2014 is implemented in full.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Fracking and Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many applications her Department has received for licences for unconventional gas extraction since 2010; how many such...

    • Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will fund a major retrofit programme for energy efficiency; and if she will make a statement.

      Renewable Energy: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of expenditure on new-build renewable electricity generation under (a) the Renewables Obligation and (b)...

      Wind Power: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Written Statement of 18 June 2015, HCWS 40, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the early closure...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to reduce industrial energy costs.

      Plutonium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 2 June 2015 to Question 418, whether her Department received reports from the Nuclear Decommissioning...

      Renewable Energy: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 2 June 2015 to Question 419, on energy: infrastructure, in which (a) region and (b) companies the jobs in...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of the proportion of the UK's electricity demand that will be met each type of renewables technology by 2020.

      Wind Power: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether there is any (a) local and (b) national Government support available for decommissioning wind farms at the end of their...

      Wind Power: Morecambe and Lunesdale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to her oral statement of 22 June 2015, HC Deb, column 618, on onshore wind subsidies, if she will publish a list of wind...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress she has made on the rollout of smart meters.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to maximise renewable energy generation through public procurement.

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress is being made on reaching an international climate change agreement in Paris.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Heraldry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will review the operation of the Lord Lyon King of Arms Act 1592 in respect of the restrictions it places on the registration of certain types of...

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • 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 bring forward...

    • Palace of Westminster: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the benefit to the economy from tourists visiting the Palace of Westminster.

  • Department of Health

    • NHS Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts have predicted a (a) surplus, (b) break-even position and (c) deficit for the financial year 2015-16.

    • Community Health Services: Expenditure

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

      General Practitioners: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 9 February 2015, to Question 223061, when the review of the Carr-Hill funding formula was launched; who is a member of...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of GP surgeries in receipt of funding under the Minimum Practice Income Guarantee in (a) England, (b) London, (c)...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average (a) yearly earnings, excluding office costs, and (b) number of hours worked per week of GPs in (i) England, (ii)...

      General Practitioners: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total funding awarded to GP practices under the Minimum Practice Income Guarantee was in (a) England, (b) London, (c) the London Borough of...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP practices in (a) England, (b) London, (c) the London Borough of Islington and (d) Islington South and Finsbury constituency receive funding...

      General Practitioners: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of GP surgeries in receipt of funding under the Minimum Practice Income Guarantee in (a) England, (b) London, (c)...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to Personalised Health and Care 2020: Using Data and Technology to Transform Outcomes for Patients and Citizens, published in November...

      General Practitioners: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for a GP appointment is; and what the average waiting time is for referral to secondary care in (a) Edmonton and (b) England.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children and young people accessed child and adolescent mental health services in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of children and young people who are projected to need access to child and adolescent mental health...

      Buproprion: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions were issued for bupropion in each year since 2001.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many referrals the NHS made to each of the two American and one Swiss centres from which it commissions proton beam therapy in each of the last five...

      Royal Sussex County Hospital: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what approvals are outstanding for new building works at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

      London Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Surge Ambers, Surge Reds and Surge Purples were recorded by the London Ambulance Service in each year since 2010; and what the reasons were for...

      London Ambulance Service: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints of each type were received against the London Ambulance Service in each year since 2010.

      London Ambulance Service: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent unfilled vacancies there were in the London Ambulance Service on 1 June (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013, (e) 2014...

      General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his speech of 19 June 2015, A New Deal for General Practice, and the announcement of a £10 million fund to support struggling GP...

  • Department for Transport

    • Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for conducting tests of the amount of damage caused by heavier and overloaded axles when on a typical, rather than...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to ensure the investigation of the allegations of the use of rape and sexual violence by the Burmese army against women in Burma.

    • Libya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the latest situation in Libya.

      Iraq: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent assessment of freedom of religion or belief in Iraq and what assessment they have made of the steps taken by the government of Iraq...

      Iraq: Minority Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the long-term future of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq; and what steps they are taking to assist Iraq's...

      Eritrea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of human rights conditions in Eritrea; and how that assessment has influenced their policy on migrant returns to Eritrea.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Skills Funding Agency

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the funding provided by the Skills Funding Agency is allocated to (1) learner support and (2) skills infrastructure.

  • Department for International Development

    • West Africa: Ebola

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the total cost so far of providing personnel from the Ministry of Defence, National Health Service and Public Health England, and materials and...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Food

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what powers teachers in the state sector have to inspect children's lunch boxes and to confiscate items that they deem unsuitable.

    • Commonwealth: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which Minister will attend the Commonwealth Education Ministers' Conference in the Bahamas on 22 June.

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in what specific ways they plan to promote recommendations on classroom control by Tom Bennett to teachers.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pilots will be trialled in 2016 in preparation for the implementation of the measures contained in the Childcare Bill [HL].

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many three and four year-old children benefitted from the 15 hours free childcare allowance in (1) nursery classes in primary schools, and (2) maintained...

      Nurseries: Free Schools

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether nurseries linked to free schools will be allowed to employ unqualified staff.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 10 June (HL23), how many applications for waivers of employment tribunal fees have been made since the fees...

    • Detainees: Death

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 10 June (HL139), what assessment they have made of the report by the Institute for Race Relations, Dying for...

      European Convention on Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their position on the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Convention on Human Rights.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Malaria: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) serving and (2) former service men and women have required psychiatric treatment after taking Lariam (mefloquine).

    • Malaria: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what stocks of Lariam (mefloquine) they currently hold.

      Middle East: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many British-controlled military unmanned aerial vehicles are currently operating within the Arabian Peninsula.

      HMS Bulwark

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the total cost of deploying HMS Bulwark in the Mediterranean on search and rescue missions will be allocated to the defence budget; and how much...

  • Home Office

    • Migrant Workers: Domestic Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people in the United Kingdom on overseas domestic worker visas have, since 2012, been granted a residence permit, including grants of discretionary...

    • Asylum: Eritrea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many requests for asylum from Eritreans have been granted over the last year, on a month by month basis.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people successfully registered to vote in the May 2015 General Election in the month preceding the deadline for registration.

    • Electoral Register: Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to combat the decline in students registering to vote.

      Constituencies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to bring forward legislative proposals to amend the number of parliamentary constituencies.

      Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to bring forward the end date for transitional arrangements to Individual Electoral Registration to December 2015.

      Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to end the requirement for Electoral Registration Officers to canvas households annually.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

  • Department of Health

    • Ambulance Services: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of calls relating to an immediately life-threatening situation received an emergency response from the London Ambulance Service within eight...

    • Pregnant Women: Exercise

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to raise awareness earlier in pregnancy of the importance of exercise, in particular in reducing the risk of diabetes and improving babies' health.

      NHS

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the report by the NHS Forum on the creation of a fully integrated service and seven-day working has not yet been published.

      Medical Examiners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the system of medical examiners will be rolled out across the National Health Service.

      Multiple Births

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Care Quality Commission’s new maternity inspection framework and NHS England’s new maternity commissioning guidance will explicitly...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Care Quality Commission's report Right here, right now, what steps they are taking to ensure that local Mental Health Crisis Care...

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