Written answers

Monday, 29 June 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Pay

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

    • Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish a response to the Law Commission report, Reforming the law on taxis and private hire services, Cm 8864, published in May 2014.

      Department for Transport: Buildings

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

      Railways: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many stations on the Greater Anglia rail franchise have ticket offices.

      Railways: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the Government of the new Greater Anglia rail franchise.

      Railways: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that ticket machines on the Greater Anglia rail franchise provide the same value and ticketing options as ticket offices.

      Railways: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the (a) Government and (b) bidders of the tendering process for the new Greater Anglia rail franchise.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2015 to Question 2298, how much DVLA received from vehicle excise duty (a) fees and (b) fines in each of the most...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2015 to Question 2298, what income the DVLA received from vehicle excise duty; and what that income has been used...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to extend High Speed 2 to Glasgow and Edinburgh.

      Railways: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support rail and rolling stock replacement in the north east.

      Travel: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the percentage change in real terms of the cost to the traveller of travelling by (a) private car, (b) bus, (c) train and...

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the reason is for the time taken to allocate funding under the Regional Air Connectivity Fund; and when an announcement of the launch of the new...

      Railways: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to raise the child rail fare age limit from 15 to 18.

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2015 to Question 2297, what the reasons are for the recent increase in the number of vehicles clamped by other...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how long it will take for (a) electric IEP trains and (b) other bi-mode IEP trains running on diesel to reach 125 mph on flat and straight track in...

      Rail Delivery Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library copies of all Rail Delivery Group Annual Reports held by his Department.

      Railways: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what services are outsourced under the Greater Anglia rail franchise; and whether he plans to require such services to be brought in-house when the...

      Tyne and Wear Metro

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to support the replacement of rolling stock on the Tyne and Wear Metro.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what flexibility exists between his Department's maintenance and integrated transport budgets to enable funding to be re-allocated to increase...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2015 to Question 3011, whether the (a) London and Bristol, (b) London and Cardiff, (c) London and Swansea, (d)...

      Great Western Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to reduce the extent of the electrification on the Great Western Line.

      Department for Transport: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish his Department's updated organisation chart; if he will update his Department's Ministerial transparency data series for the...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2015 to Question 2634, and with reference to the Northern franchise invitation to tender of 27 February 2015,...

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent representations he has received on the continuation, cessation or expansion of the Regional Air Connectivity Fund.

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will estimate the number of jobs (a) created and (b) supported by the Regional Air Connectivity Fund.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on putting a Union flag on all new and renewed driving licences.

      Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification

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

      Public Transport: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many incidents of (a) burglary, (b) criminal damage, (c) drugs, (d) fraud or forgery, (e) robbery, (f) sexual offences, (g) theft and handling,...

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, from what date he expects to require train companies to improve compensation arrangements for passengers when trains are more than a few minutes late;...

      Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to change the (a) extent and (b) scope of the Midland Main Line electrification project.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will undertake an affordability review of Network Rail's enhancement projects.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 June 2015 to Question 3117, whether any of those meetings took place outside the UK.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June 2015 to Question 1318, when he expects that work with the rail industry to develop options for introducing part-time...

  • Home Office

    • Overseas Students: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the economic effect on universities in Scotland of the removal of the post-study work visa.

    • Immigrants: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-EU migrants in (a) Glasgow South constituency and (b) Glasgow earn less than £35,000 annually.

      Visas: East Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for visas were received from citizens of (a) Malawi and (b) Zambia in each month since January 2010; and how many such...

      Nurses: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on nursing staff of new immigration rules relating to settlement applications; and if...

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department takes to monitor the safety of people who have been removed or deported from the UK after their asylum application...

      Immigration: Commonwealth Games 2014

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who came to the UK to (a) take part in and (b) spectate at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow have (i) remained in the...

      Immigration: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from Commonwealth countries were granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d)...

      Home Office: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, 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...

      Police: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2015 to Question 1469, what information her Department has received from chief officers on the number of...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2015 to Question 2493, what funding the Government has provided to the UK Syrian Vulnerable Persons...

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugees from each country have been accepted by the UK in each of the last five years.

      Police National Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether all of the 13.7 million facial images in the Police National Database Custody Suite Photographs held by the National Police Chiefs...

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been arrested in connection with English language test fraud in the latest period for which figures are available; and...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers are in the UK; and what the longest period is for which a failed asylum seeker has remained in the UK.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on parity between Great Britain and Northern Ireland with regard to police officers' widows and widowers pensions.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on pensions for police officers' widows and widowers; and if she will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many men were killed by their current or former partner in each of the last five years.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to control immigration.

      Metropolitan Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the Metropolitan Police Service were (a) female and (b) black and minority ethnic in each year since 2008.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for his Department and its subsidiary agencies...

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many non-executive directors of his Department who were in post before May 2015 have since left the Department's board;...

      Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what additional aid and assistance is being offered to the government of Afghanistan following the recent attack on the Afghan...

      EU External Trade: Minerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what meetings he had with his counterparts in other EU states on the implementation of effective regulations to ensure EU-based...

      Foreign Trade: Minerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of the trade in minerals from conflict regions on (a) violence, (b)...

      Foreign Trade: Minerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that companies based in the UK do not purchase minerals from conflict regions for...

      Maldives: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on possible sanctions to be imposed on the Maldives...

      UN International Day of Peace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to mark International Day of Peace.

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the proposed parameters of a permanent nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 would permit Iran to construct a graphite...

      Palestinians: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the decision of the Palestinian Authority to...

      Iraq: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of British nationals identified as missing in Iraq; and if he will...

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, under what statute was the interception of the communications of the (a) Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and (b) Legal...

      Andargachew Tsege

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the government of Ethiopia on the continued detention without trial and possible...

      Andargachew Tsege

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking in the case of Andargachew Tsege held in Ethiopia.

      Ascension Island: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to designate a marine protected area around Ascension Island.

      Andargachew Tsege

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Ethiopian counterpart on the detention of Andargachew Tsege.

      Egypt: State Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the planned visit of President Abdel Fatah ai-Sisi to the UK will take place; whether the Prime Minister plans to discuss...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 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...

    • Parades: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with her Irish counterpart on parades in Northern Ireland.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Buildings

      To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of the office space owned or leased by the Law Officers' Departments is not in regular use; what the total (a) rental and (b) retail value is of all...

    • Administration of Justice

      To ask the Attorney General, what estimate he has made of the number of cases which were not able to proceed to their conclusion in (a) Magistrates' and (b) Crown courts as a result of...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Tickets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2015 to Question 1895, what funding his Department has allocated to the review of consumer...

    • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for his Department and its subsidiary agencies...

      Prisons: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much has been (a) given to and (b) recovered from prisoners in tuition fee loans taken out since September 2012.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his policy is on maintaining the student opportunity allocation in its current form.

      Foreign Companies: Minerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department collects information on the number of companies based in the UK which use (a) tin, (b) tungsten, (c)...

      Science: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his policy is on the future of ring-fencing science revenue spending.

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what average time is taken for payments to be made to people who make a claim against the Insolvency Service's Redundancy...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what forecast he has made of the number of adults who will be participating in non-apprenticeship vocational training by 2020.

      Apprentices: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations he has received from businesses in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands on the availability of...

      Apprentices: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2015, to Question 892, what proportion of apprenticeship starts in Coventry were given to...

      Voluntary Work: Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he will bring forward plans to give staff an additional three days of paid leave for volunteering; what estimate he has...

      Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the cost of the Competition and Markets Authority energy market investigation has been to date.

      Business: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to ensure that the work of Innovate UK in supporting business-led innovation benefits all areas of the UK.

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with the Foreign Secretary on the potential effect on British companies of the UK leaving the EU.

  • Department for International Development

    • Tanzania: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her Department's policies of the findings of Irresponsible Investment: Agrica's...

    • Department for International Development: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, 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...

      Developing Countries: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's overseas aid budget is allocated to green energy projects in 2015-16.

      Department for International Development: Directors

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

      Independent Commission for Aid Impact

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what effect the auditing of her Department's projects by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact has had on the performance of her...

      Independent Commission for Aid Impact

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department spent on the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) in the last year; how often the ICAI audits the...

      Independent Commission for Aid Impact

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how the reports, evidence and recommendations of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact are scrutinised within her Department.

      Pitcairn Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to sustain the outside contact enjoyed by the population of the Pitcairn Islands.

      Africa: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to help reduce youth unemployment in (a) Ghana, (b) Kenya and (c) South Africa.

      Africa: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to implement her Department's Start-Up initiative in (a) Ghana, (b) Kenya and (c) South Africa.

      Overseas Aid: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which 20 companies were awarded the most funding by her Department for technical and advisory services in each of the last five years.

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what processes are in place to ensure that (a) people and (b) non-governmental organisations in the Palestinian territories receiving...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she plans to take to produce reports showing how UK aid is (a) effective and (b) value for money on a country by country...

  • Department for Education

    • Sixth Form Colleges: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason the Government decided not to provide VAT rebates for sixth form colleges along with VAT rebates for sixth forms in state schools as...

    • Languages: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on plans by awarding organisations to offer A levels in (a) Polish, (b) Gujarati, (c) Panjabi, (d) Bengali, (e)...

      Educational Psychology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2015 to Question 333, what guidance her Department issues to local authorities on the employment of educational...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Pay

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

    • Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will issue guidance to court users on the appropriateness of the use of the term victim to describe a complainant in a court case at the...

      Prisoners: Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what programmes are available in the prison service to help prisoners with gambling problems.

      Ministry of Justice: Directors

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

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the trends in the prison population for (a) male and (b) female prisoners over the last 10 years; and if he will make a...

      Magistrates' Courts: Aldershot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people appeared at Aldershot Magistrates' Court in respect of traffic offences in each of the last three years (a) in total and (b) who are...

      Secure Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been spent by his Department on the development and implementation of plans for a secure college.

      Prisoners: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have died in each prison in each of the last six months.

      Prisoners: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many deaths in custody are under investigation by police as suspected homicide.

      Prisons: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many homicides in prison have taken place in each of the last 10 years.

      Shared Services Connected: Newport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assurance he has received from Steria that work and jobs at the Newport shared services centre will not be off-shored.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Peterborough

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the Church Commissioners plan to dispose of land for residential development at (a) Paston Reserve and (b)...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Pay

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

    • Ministry of Defence Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, to what ongoing tasks in which countries the Ministry of Defence Police Special Escort Group have been assigned.

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

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

      Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy that all government procurement contracts for goods and services include an obligation to sign up to and fulfil the armed...

      Marshall of Cambridge (Engineering)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with ADG Systems on employing that company's ex-RAF L1011 Tristar aircraft for military contract duties on...

      Libya: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will (a) issue a press release and (b) write to Cambridge City Council to explain for what reasons after conducting a risk assessment his...

      Ministry of Defence: Directors

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

      Afghanistan: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what additional military training or assistance is being offered to the government of Afghanistan following the recent attack on the Afghan Parliament.

      Colombia: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel travelled to Colombia in 2014.

      Ministry of Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2015, to Question 3007, when he will announce further details of by how much running costs will be reduced on (a)...

      Armed Forces: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on private school fees for the families of armed forces personnel in each year since 2010; and how much his Department...

      Ministry of Defence: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the make and model is of each of the official cars his Department provides for (a) senior military personnel and (b) Ministers.

      Ministry of Defence: Meat Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the source of origin is of the meat and poultry products procured by his Department.

      Hyde Park Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with which consortia his Department has had discussions on the possible redevelopment of the Hyde Park Barracks site; and if he will make a statement.

      Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with (a) London local authorities, (b) the Royal Parks and (c) the Mayor of London on the construction of a new barracks for...

      Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which sites he is considering for the future location of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.

      Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria he is using to decide the future location of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.

      Armed Forces: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what rules apply to media interviews with (a) service personnel dealing with nuclear weapons and (b) other serving military personnel.

      Hyde Park Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with English Heritage on the possible listing of Hyde Park Barracks; and if he will make a statement.

      Hyde Park Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the lease from the Royal Parks for the Hyde Park Barracks site.

      Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to relocate the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment to Regent's Park Barracks; and if he will make a statement.

      Military Bases: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the value of (a) Hyde Park Barracks and (b) Regent's Park Barracks.

      Ministry of Defence: Stamp Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department paid in stamp duty in each financial year between 2000-01 and 2014-15.

      Malaria: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2015 to Question 126 and the Answer of 24 June 2015 to Question 2877, if he will place in the Library the (a)...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recruits to (a) the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, (b) RAF Cranwell and (c) Britannia Royal Naval College attended (i) state and (ii)...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether badger culls have been conducted on land owned by his Department.

      Foxes: Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any fox hunting has been conducted on land owned by his Department since 2010.

      Deer: Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any deer stalking has been conducted on land owned by his Department since 2010.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, 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...

    • Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to maintain the level of (a) services used and (b) benefits claimed by disabled people.

      Social Security Benefits: Ochil and South Perthshire

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

      Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he made of savings accruing to the Exchequer from changes to the percentage threshold scheme for statutory sick pay scheme...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Preston constituency who applied for employment and support allowance in (a) December 2014 and (b) January 2015 (i) have...

      Personal Independence Payment: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Preston constituency who applied for personal independence payments in (a) December 2014 and (b) January 2015 (i) have had...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many incapacity benefit claimants are awaiting an assessment for employment and support allowance; and how many such claimants have waited...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Pay

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

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people applied for short term benefit advance in (a) 2014 and (b) 2014-15; and how many such applications were successful.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training is given to Jobcentre Plus staff to take account of the Armed Forces Covenant.

      Disability Living Allowance: Barking and Dagenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham are in receipt of the mobility component of the disability living allowance.

      Housing Benefit: Torfaen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the savings to the public purse arising from the under-occupancy penalty in Torfaen constituency in financial...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment and support allowance claimants were affected by mandatory reconsideration in 2014-15; and how many such claimants waited...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what direct notifications pensioners will receive of changes to the pension age.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of decisions on employment and support allowance applications have been overturned (a) at the mandatory reconsideration stage...

      Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his proposals to restrict housing benefit for 18 to 21 year olds will apply to existing claimants as well as to new claimants.

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in each benefit delivery area (a) applied for and (b) received funeral payments in 2014.

      Social Security Benefits: Torfaen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of payment of (a) out-of-work and (b) in-work benefits to people in Torfaen constituency in financial...

      Social Security Benefits: Torfaen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the Government's projected £12 billion reduction in welfare expenditure that will take...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of people liable to the under-occupancy penalty (a) found alternative accommodation and (b) paid the penalty.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time is for a claimant to receive repayment of benefits following a successful (a) mandatory reconsideration and (b)...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment and support allowance claimants had Social Fund Loan repayments wrongly deducted from their benefits in each year since...

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) households, (b) adults and (c) children have been affected by the benefit cap in each local authority area since the nationwide...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish an impact assessment on the reduction of the benefit cap.

      Social Security Benefits: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the claimant would be if income under (a) disability living allowance and (b) personal independence payments was subject to...

      Personal Independence Payment: Ealing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will end the requirement for residents of Ealing to attend personal independence payment assessments in Deptford; and if he will make a...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice she has received on the use of clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam and other neonicotinoid pesticides.

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for her Department and its subsidiary...

      Seals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect seals have on (a) fish populations and (b) fishing equipment.

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to identify and develop new export market opportunities for (a) the devolved regions and...

      Food: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to provide dedicated financial resources to the Food Crime Unit in the Food Standards Agency;...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2015 to Question 3044, what the Government's policy is on renewal of the current ban on...

      Seals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will launch a consultation on the proposal to ban seals being killed off the coast of the UK.

      Elephants: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to support the Indian government in protecting Asian elephants.

      Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether Ministers and officials in her Department have met the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance.

      Antibiotics: Livestock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will set a target to reduce farm antibiotic use.

      Pigmeat: MRSA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department has taken to investigate the implications for human health of the appearance of antibiotic...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will maintain the current restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides.

      Farms: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to her Department's report, Better for Business, published in April 2014, what progress she made in cutting...

      Farms: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress she has made on establishing the Farming Inspection Taskforce; and when she plans to make an announcement on...

      Agriculture: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 30 June 2014 to Question 201927, what progress she has made on reforming the 516...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what criteria his Department uses to assess the effectiveness of the Troubled Families initiative in individual local authority...

    • Communities and Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for his Department and its subsidiary agencies...

      Fire Services: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will bring forward legislative proposals to introduce a statutory duty for the fire and rescue service to...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to increase the number of affordable rented homes.

      Change of Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of properties that will not be completed upon the expiry of permitted development...

      Economic Situation: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support the economy in the North of England.

      Local Government: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on City Deals.

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the Troubled Families programme.

      Economic Situation: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to help local authorities support the economy in the North of England.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, 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 such...

  • HM Treasury

    • Child Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he will estimate the effect on the annual income of the (a) poorest 10 per cent, (b) poorest 20 per cent, (c) poorest 25 per cent, (d) poorest 30...

    • Treasury: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for his Department and its subsidiary agencies are paid less than the...

      Consumers: Billing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that consumers are given the choice to receive bills, statements and other important information on paper from their...

      Endowment Mortgages: Misrepresentation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information he holds on how many complaints have been received by the Financial Services Ombudsman relating to compensation for the mis-selling of...

      Natural Resources

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish an evaluation of changes in UK natural capital since May 2010 when he publishes his Emergency Budget in July 2015.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which UK companies' employees gain more in tax credits than they pay in tax and national insurance contributions.

      Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the additional tax revenue from savers choosing not to annuitise their retirement savings following the pensions...

      Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the availability and affordability of professional advice for those wishing to draw down their retirement income.

      Welfare Tax Credits: EU Nationals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential effects on wage levels in each sector of the economy of the removal of tax credits from EU migrants for their...

      Welfare Tax Credits: EU Nationals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of EU nationals claim working and child tax credits within a year of arrival in the UK; how many EU nationals resident in the UK have been...

      International Conference on Financing for Development

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will attend the Financing for Development Summit in July 2015 in Addis Ababa.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the total amount of tax credits paid to employees of each of the FTSE 100 companies.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what her policy is on the future of the Renewables Obligation Scheme.

    • Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the contribution of the Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change of 17 June 2015, Official Report, columns...

      Wind Power: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether it is her policy that proposed changes to the subsidy regime for onshore wind power will apply to all parts of the UK; and if...

      Solar Power: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate her Department has made of the number of businesses installed with solar panels in (a) Hackney North and Stoke Newington...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies on climate change of the Papal encyclical issued on 18 June 2015.

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what her policy is on the continuation of operation of the Renewables Obligation Closure Order 2014, no 2388, before the introduction...

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions she Department has had with investors who have sunk costs in the onshore wind pipeline under the Renewables Obligation.

      Wind Power: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Written Statement of 18 June 2015, HC WS40, whether her Department plans to offer support under the Renewables...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which onshore wind farms are registered as having a grid connection offer and acceptance.

      Wind Power: Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she plans to take to develop the potential for on-shore wind in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross constituency; and how...

      Tidal Power: Swansea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what ecological and environmental studies have been planned on the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project.

      Wave Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent research her Department has conducted on energy produced from wave power.

      Wind Power: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect on trade and investment of ending new subsidies for onshore wind in...

      Department for Energy and Climate Change: Directors

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

      Housing: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what (a) funds and (b) subsidies are available to encourage people to install renewable energy in their homes.

      Coal: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2015 to Question 610, what forecasts her Department has made of the amount of coal that will be...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Retail Market Review-Implementation of Simpler Tariff Choices and Clearer...

      Electricity: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if her Department will hold discussions with the Northern Ireland Executive to ensure that any decisions taken on renewable energy...

      Wind Power: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the statement of 22 June 2015, Official Report, columns 617-36, on onshore wind subsidies, if she will place in the...

      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 a paper on options for plutonium disposition...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many households pay (a) the Standard Variable Tariff and (b) other tariffs in each income decile.

      Plutonium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to tackle the plutonium stockpile.

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of how long it will take to complete the decommissioning of Sellafield if annual expenditure on that...

      Plutonium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when her Department plans to make a decision on the reuse of plutonium.

      Plutonium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress has been made on the decision on handling the UK's plutonium stockpile.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to educate young people in secondary schools about electoral registration.

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to increase electoral registration in (a) London and (b) the rest of the UK.

      Cabinet Office: Directors

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

      Death: Stockton North

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) gender, (b) age-group at death, (c) International Classification of Disease (10th revision) code for the underlying cause of death, (d)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for North Durham dated 4 February 2015 and 28 May 2015.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons the UK has not ratified the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed...

    • Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is the Government's policy that the UK will sign the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions.

      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...

      European Capital of Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support UK cities considering bidding for the title of 2023 European Capital of Culture.

      BBC: Royal Charters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to formally consult (a) the Scottish Government, (b) the Scottish Parliament, (c) the Welsh Government,...

      Sports: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of (a) trends in participation in disabled sport and (b) the implementation of the Government's...

      Mobile Phones: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department made of the proportion of (a) Copeland and (b) Cumbria covered by (i) 2G voice and low data rate mobile...

      Broadcasting: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2015 to Question 1237 on television: disability, what targets his Department uses to judge if...

      World War I: Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress his Department is making on determining a permanent memorial to mark the Sikh contribution to the First World War.

      Public Libraries: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2015 to Question 614, on libraries: wi-fi, if he will place in the Library a list of all libraries...

      Public Libraries: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2015 to Question 614, on libraries: wi-fi, when Arts Council England plans to finish the scheme.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for his Department and its subsidiary agencies are...

      Consumer Rights Act 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2015 to Question 1895, what the commencement dates are of the relevant aspects of the Consumer Rights...

  • Leader of the House

    • English Votes for English Laws

      To ask the Leader of the House, whether he plans to publish his proposals for English votes for English laws before 21 July 2015.

  • Department of Health

    • Department of Health: Pay

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

    • Strategic Clinical Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria are used to allocate budgets to each NHS Strategic Clinical Network.

      Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust had to wait longer than 48 hours for a GP appointment in (a) 2010 and (b) 2015.

      Swinfen Hall Prison: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether individuals who were released from Young Offender Institution Swinfen Hall since October 2014 have been identified and screened for tuberculosis.

      Swinfen Hall Prison: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the case of tuberculosis diagnosed at Young Offender Institution Swinfen Hall in October 2014 is directly linked to the three cases identified at...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will update its impact assessment for funding reform to care and support services in England to take account of the Government's policy...

      Locums: Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the amount spent on agency locums.

      Liver Diseases: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects that Public Health England's programme of work on liver disease will be published.

      Liver Diseases: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the programme of work for liver disease being developed by Public Health England will include a hepatitis C improvement framework.

      Mental Illness: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many 16 to 24 year olds in Cumbria have a diagnosed mental health condition.

      Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that clinical commissioning groups adhere to the Armed Forces Covenant when responding to Individual Funding Requests...

      Negligence: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will cap the legal fees paid by the NHS in clinical negligence cases; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Illness: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many five to 16 year olds in Cumbria have a diagnosed mental health condition.

      Fats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on the voluntary reduction in trans-fats in food since 2012; and if he will bring forward proposals to ban trans-fats in the UK.

      Fats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of trans-fats consumption on public health.

      General Practitioners: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent GPs there are in Warrington.

      Nurses: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses are employed by each NHS Trust in Lancashire; how many such nurses were recruited from outside the UK; and from which countries such...

      Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had on the financial position of Warrington and Halton NHS Trust; and if he will make a statement.

      Viral Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what basis his Department decided the national waiting time criteria for referral to (a) specialist services for HIV treatment and (b) hepatitis C...

      Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust on expanding capacity within its accident and emergency and maternity...

      Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the financial sustainability of NHS services in south east London.

      NHS Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of NHS trusts that will be put into the unsustainable providers regime in the next five years in (a) England and...

      Hospitals: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the ability of hospitals in London to meet the London quality staffing standards for (a) maternity, (b) A&E and...

      London Ambulance Service: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many working days (a) in total and (b) on average per staff member were lost due to sickness in the London Ambulance Service in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011,...

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to prioritise research on dementia during this Parliament.

      Stem Cells: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has for the funding of the UK stem cell donor register and cord blood programme over the next five years.

      Clinical Priorities Advisory Group: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who is notified of funding decisions by NHS England's Clinical Priorities Advisory Group before those decisions are published.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons he has not implemented the recommendation of Sir Robert Francis that the development of safe staffing guidance should be undertaken by...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of implementation of safe staffing guidance in the NHS.

      Ovarian Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will hold meetings with his counterparts in Northern Ireland and Wales to discuss the introduction of BRCA testing for ovarian cancer in those areas.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2015 to Question 2995, how his Department will support clinical commissioning groups to improve a transformation plan...

      Mental Health Services: St Helens South and Whiston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for mental health patients in St Helens South and Whiston constituency.

      Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England waited for more than a year for NHS treatment in each of the last five years.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce childhood obesity in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England.

      NHS Walk-in Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS walk-in centres there were in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England in each of the last five years.

      Ovarian Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what independent evaluation his Department has commissioned on the effect of the Autism Awareness programme.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will respond to the Health Select Committee's report on End of Life Care, published on 10 March 2015, HC 805.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Belarus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Belarus regarding Ihar Tsikhanyuk.

    • Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the present state of relations between the United Kingdom and Turkey.

      Azerbaijan: Human Rights

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

      Cambodia: Freedom of Association

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Cambodia regarding the draft law on non-governmental organisations currently before the Cambodian...

      Burma: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the forthcoming elections in Burma can be free and fair, in the light of the withdrawal of temporary voting rights...

      North Korea: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in which locations in North Korea the government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea allows the United Kingdom to implement or fund projects.

      North Korea: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent the British Ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is allowed to travel freely within that country.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Welfare State: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of welfare reform not being agreed in Northern Ireland.

  • Attorney General

    • Budgets: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have sought legal advice or consulted the Law Officers regarding the budget passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly on 15 June.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Cole Commission on Exports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Cole Commission on Exports An Action Plan from business.

  • Department for International Development

    • Burma: Internally Displaced People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address the continuing humanitarian situation for internally displaced people in Kachin state, Burma.

    • Burma: Internally Displaced People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that food rations for internally displaced peoples in Kachin state, Burma, are not cut.

      Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether aid to victims of ISIS qualifies as part of the ring-fenced overseas aid budget; and what capacity the Department for International Development has...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of primary school teachers in England have been professionally trained through recognised three-year teacher training courses, and what...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • European Court of Human Rights: Legal Costs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made or are aware of any assessment of the average cost of taking a case to the European Court of Human Rights; who bears those costs; and...

    • Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to publish the action plan agreed by the Youth Justice Board and G4S for improvements at Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre following the...

      Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children have been placed in Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre each week since February 2015.

      Prisons: Overcrowding

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Faulks on 11 June (HLWS22), which prisons had been misinterpreting overcrowding figures between 2008 and 2015.

  • The Lord Chairman of Committees

    • Parliament: Asbestos

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what assessment has been made of the levels of asbestos throughout the Palace of Westminster and the parliamentary estate; what is the policy regarding...

    • Spencer Perceval

      To ask the Chairman of Committees why the mispatterned tile which was a memorial of the spot where Prime Minister Spencer Perceval was assassinated has been removed from St Stephen's Hall; and...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for the latest year for which figures relating to 18 to 21 year-olds in England, (1) how many claimed Jobseeker's Allowance (a) in the first six months of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Birds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what process there is to establish a national bird of the United Kingdom, and what plans they have, if any, to make the robin the national bird.

    • Rights of Way

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 15 June (HL171), when they expect to put in place the secondary legislation and guidance needed...

      Whales: Japan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Japan about that government's intention to resume whaling in the Antarctic.

      Thames Tideway Tunnel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what basis they determined that providing information regarding the Thames Tideway Tunnel, including the number of tenders received, and the extent of the...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Freedom of Information

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what commercial interests the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has that are exempt from the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Fracking: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how responsibility for the regulation of fracking is divided between the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department of Energy and...

      National Parks Authorities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to hold elections for the membership of National Park Authorities.

  • Home Office

    • Habitual Residence Test

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to ensure that the habitual residence test introduced in 2014 does not exclude victims of human trafficking who are nationals of...

    • Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each financial year from 2009–10 to date, how many victims of trafficking who are nationals of European Economic Area countries have (1) applied...

      Raif Badawi

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to follow the government of Canada in offering asylum to Raif Badawi.

      Immigrants: Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on screening for tuberculosis in reception centres for migrants arriving in the United Kingdom.

      Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their policy of returning migrants to their countries of origin excludes for humanitarian reasons certain countries of origin; and if so, which countries.

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom accepts a responsibility to grant asylum to refugees fleeing countries where in the last 10 years British military forces have...

      Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated average cost, including any state benefits, of accepting a refugee into the United Kingdom in the first year.

      Refugees: Mediterranean Sea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to realise the Prime Minister's aim stated on 3 June, that "we need to break the link between getting on a boat and achieving...

      Former Prime Ministers: Security

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the latest available figures of the cost of providing police and other security protection for former prime ministers and deputy prime ministers.

      Cannabis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what legislation governs the use of cannabis in the United Kingdom.

  • HM Treasury

    • Health Services: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why private healthcare companies can claim tax relief on drug purchases but equivalents in the National Health Service cannot.

    • NHS: Vat

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements are in place to compensate the National Health Service for irrecoverable VAT.

      Loans: Direct Selling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Financial Conduct Authority's consultation on telemarketing of payday loans, announced on 26 November 2014 during the passage of the Consumer Rights...

      Budgets: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the budget passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly on 15 June.

      Budgets: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have taken place between Treasury Ministers and other Ministers concerning the legitimacy of the budget passed by the Northern Ireland...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Privy Council

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what the size of the Privy Council was on (1) 6 February 1952, and (2) 15 June 2015; and how many new members have been appointed since 7 May 2010.

    • Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of recent statements by the Scottish National Party seeking further devolution of powers, whether they plan to arrange a referendum in England...

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current level of gambling addiction in the United Kingdom, and the comparable figure from before the coming into force...

    • Gambling: Advertising

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to prevent advertising related to gambling on television before the watershed.

  • Department of Health

    • Insomnia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to increase the availability of therapy for insomnia patients.

    • Multiple Births

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the National Health Service's Sign up to Safety Campaign will aim to reduce the higher-than-average proportion of multiple pregnancies that result in...

      Multiple Births

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to issue advice to commissioners, regulators and providers about tackling the disproportionately high rates of still birth and neonatal...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recommendations of the most recent collaborative tuberculosis strategy for England, whether they have put in place provisions for...

      Asthma: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that patients with asthma receive the right medication.

      Health: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will provide details of which local authorities are going to be asked to cut their public health budgets.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take in the event of the Clinical Commissioning Groups outsourcing parts of their commissioning role to get round the restrictions...

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