Written answers

Friday, 3 July 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Network Rail: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was paid in bonuses to Network Rail executives in each financial year between 2010-11 and 2014-15.

    • Network Rail: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many employees of Network Rail earned more than £142,000 in each financial year between 2010-11 and 2014-15.

      Railways: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve safety and reduce risk to passengers and the public in the Sussex area of the South East Route; and if he will make...

      Railways: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve asset resilience in the Sussex area of the South East Route; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding has been allocated to line resilience projects in the Sussex area of the South East Route for each year of Control Period 5.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of Network Rail's ability to deliver major projects to time and budget; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Control Period 5 renewal and refurbishment plan for the Sussex area of the South East Route.

      Railways: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the planned expenditure in the Sussex area of the South East Route is for each year of Control Period 5.

      Railways: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase route capacity in the Sussex area of the South East Route; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the level of punctuality for passenger rail services in the Sussex area of the South East Route operated by (a) Southern Railways, (b) First...

  • Home Office

    • Sexual Offences: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, the location of how many registered sex offenders from the West Yorkshire police area has been unknown for (a) up to one year, (b) one to...

    • Crimes of Violence: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of reasons for changes in the level of violent crime against the person in (a) Enfield and (b) London in...

      Riot Control Weapons: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made a decision on the application of the Mayor of London for the use of water cannon in London.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations she has received on police pensions.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on how many European Court of Justice cases have cited the words Ever Closer Union from...

    • EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times the procedure provided for in Council Decision 2009/857/EC on the implementation of Article 16(4) of the Treaty...

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what resources he plans to allocate to put in place a marine blue belt around the Overseas Territories to protect marine...

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to designate a marine blue belt around the Overseas Territories to protect marine habitats.

      Egypt: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on holding elections in that country.

      Palestinians: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many of the recommendations of the report published in March 2012 and funded by his Department on Palestinian children in...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the efforts of his French counterpart to encourage new peace talks between Israel and Palestine.

      Gaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on support he is giving to EU proposals to promote sea access to Gaza.

      Israel: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the demolition of the Arab-Israeli village of Um Al Huran.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterparts on the prosecution of Israeli settlers for acts of violence...

      Israel: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether UK-supplied weaponry and components were used by Israel in its campaign against Gaza in 2014.

      Israel: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the humanitarian effect of the demolition of the villages of Umm Al Hiran and Atir in Israel.

      Mohammed Morsi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the government of Egypt on the death sentence passed on the former President...

      Mohammed Morsi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what sanctions his Department has considered imposing on Egypt in response to the death sentence passed on Mohammad Morsi.

      Syria: Bombs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to prevent the use of chlorine bombs in Syria.

      West Bank: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what guidance he gives to banks on the legality of conducting business with illegal settlements in the West Bank.

      West Bank: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage the Israeli government to abandon plans for a new settler city in Gvaot.

      Illegal Immigrants: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of acts of criminal damage or violence undertaken in the pas de Calais region against...

      Ascension Island: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether an environmental impact assessment has been undertaken of the proposed award of licences for industrial fishing in...

      Ascension Island: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how fishing in British waters off Ascension Island will be policed; and what steps his Department is taking to prevent...

      Ascension Island: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether surveys of fish populations have been undertaken in British waters off Ascension Island to ascertain the effects of...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps are being taken to support self-employed workers in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) England.

    • Green Investment Bank: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the future of the Green Investment Bank.

      Apprentices: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many different employers took on apprentices in (a) Worcester, (b) Worcestershire and (c) the West Midlands in each of the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 14 May 2015 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many adults he expects to be participating in non-apprenticeship vocational training by 2020.

      British Business Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans he has for private ownership of the British Business Bank; and if he will make a statement.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to his statement on 25 June 2015, HCWS54, whether the sale of the bank into private ownership will be undertaken...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to his statement on 25 June 2015, HCWS54 on the Green Investment Bank, whether the bank when privately-owned will...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to his statement on 25 June 2015, HCWS54 on the Green Investment Bank, what control the Government will retain...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to his statement on 25 June 2015, HCWS54 on the Green Investment Bank, what the intended timescale is for moving...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to his statement on 25 June 2015, HCWS54 on the Green Investment Bank, what percentage stake in the bank he will...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to his statement on 25 June 2015, HCWS54 on the Green Investment Bank, whether existing staff and directors at...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to his statement on 25 June 2015, HCWS54 on the Green Investment Bank, whether shares in the bank will be offered...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to UK Export Finance's 2014-15 Annual Report, what the defence goods for Saudi Arabia are for which Kirintec Ltd...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to his statement on 25 June 2015, HCWS54 on the Green Investment Bank, what discussions he plans to have with (a)...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his policy is on devolving power on apprenticeship policy to local authorities.

      Apprentices: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of the number of apprentices not paid the minimum wage since 2010; and what the (a) age,...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to increase take-up of apprenticeships in engineering, construction and manufacturing.

      Chemicals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions his Department has had with manufacturers of anti-freeze on the addition of bittering agents to reduce...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to prevent employers exploiting apprentices by (a) breaking their contract in Level 2 and Level 3...

      Apprentices: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many second year apprentices aged 19 are earning the national minimum wage in the most recent period for which figures are...

  • Department for International Development

    • Disasters Emergencies Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will take steps to (a) reduce the size of and (b) increase the number of independent members on the Board of the Disasters...

    • Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in East Sudan.

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of sanctions on people considered to be impeding the peace process in South Sudan.

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Mott MacDonald

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2015 to Question 356, what the (a) purpose and (b) cost was of each contract let to Mott MacDonald since 2012.

    • Pupil Premium: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the pupil premium funding of the Pupil Premium was for secondary local authority schools in Sunderland in each of the last five years.

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many primary and secondary students in (a) Sunderland and (b) England have been funded by the pupil premium in each of the last five years.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2015 to Question 1334, what the cost was of the research on prisoners' clothing and their self-esteem; and for what...

    • Prerogative of Mercy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the pardon granted to Alan Turing for his conviction under the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885, what his policy is on granting pardons...

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Public Appointments

      To ask the Prime Minister, if he will publish a list of all of his appointed (a) political, (b) trade and (c) other envoys; and if he will make a statement.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library the results of the sexual harassment survey by the Army between March and April 2014; and if he will make a statement.

    • Armed Forces: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) handguns, (b) rifles and (c) automatic weapons have been (i) lost and (ii) stolen in operations overseas in each of the last two years.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Work Capability Assessment: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to tackle delays in carrying out work capability assessments for people with a learning disability.

    • Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Oral Answer of 24 June 2015, Official Report, columns 885-86 and to the Answer of 22 June 2015 to Question...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children were in (a) relative and (b) absolute poverty in (i) England, (ii) London, (iii) Enfield and (iv) Enfield North...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in work were claiming housing benefit in May (a) 2010 and (b) 2015 in (i) England, (ii) London, (iii) Enfield and (iv) Enfield...

      Personal Independence Payment: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department plans to invite disability living allowance claimants in Birmingham to apply for personal independence payments.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate how many people who are not subject to the work-search requirements as set out in the Welfare Reform Act 2012 have been...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will assess the amount spent by local authorities on providing advice and assistance, including temporary accommodation to families who...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of households in each region of England, Wales and Scotland affected by the benefit cap since April 2013 have...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to lower the benefit cap to £23,000 per year.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of households which include a claimant who is classed as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 have...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of households living in (a) local authority, (b) housing association and (c) privately rented housing who have...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of households affected by the benefit cap since April 2013 have been subject to that cap while living in...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will instruct the Social Security Advisory Committee to undertake an independent review of (a) the operation of the benefit cap since...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of households which include a claimant from an ethnic minority background that have been affected by...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's press release of 14 May 2015, Benefit cap: thousands move into work or off housing benefit, how many of the...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's press release of 14 May 2015, Benefit cap: thousands move into work or off housing benefit, how many of the...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the (a) availability and (b) cost of childcare to households subject to the benefit cap which consist of a...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's statistical release entitled Benefit cap: number of households capped to February 2015, published on 14 May...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment and support allowance claimants have had low mood cited as the principal condition for incapability to work.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish in full all monitoring data collected in each year of the badger culls in Gloucestershire and Somerset.

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take to ensure that she receives independent scientific advice on safety, effectiveness and...

      Birds: Trapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to improve public awareness of Larsen traps.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to protect the green belt; and if he will make a statement.

    • Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his statement of 22 June 2015, Official Report, columns 617-9, whether local people will have the final say on...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much local authorities received in (a) England, (b) Lancashire and (c) Pendle constituency under the New Homes Bonus in...

      Local Government: Constituencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether as part of a city region devolution existing local authority boundaries can be varied where a case is made for doing so.

      Local Government: Constituencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Local Government Boundary Commission can initiate a boundary review of a local authority in response to public...

      Mayors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on the structure of the relationship between metro mayors and local authorities.

      Social Rented Housing: Lewisham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households are on the social housing waiting list in the London Borough of Lewisham; and how many of those households...

      Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the report, Give peace a chance, by the Campaign to Protect Rural England, published in May 2015, if he will...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the housing completion rates were in (a) England, (b) London, (c) Enfield and (d) Enfield North constituency in each of...

      Social Rented Housing: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households are on the social housing waiting list in the London Borough of Enfield; and how many of those households...

  • HM Treasury

    • Economic Situation: Greece

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the potential implications for the UK economy are of Greece leaving the EU.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will make it her policy to respond to the messages contained in Pope Francis's Encyclical Laudato Si, On Care for Our Common Home.

    • Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what arrangements are in place to determine long-term planning for the UK's energy mix; and what organisation is responsible for...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect on sea levels of a two-degree increase in global temperatures.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what comparative assessment she has made of the costs and benefits of the use of smart meters for metering (a) gas and (b) electricity...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what policy outcomes the Government is seeking on the mitigation of climate change and promotion of low carbon development from the...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent reports she has received on progress of repairs to the nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent meetings she has had with the Head of Microsoft International on renewable energy and technologies; and if she will make a...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when her Department plans to publish the Major Projects Authority's assessment of the smart meters programme.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the effect of the capital costs of the smart meters programme on households' electricity and gas bills...

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2015 to Question 3452, if she will estimate the potential additional cost of the Renewables...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether she has taken steps to approve new forms of nuclear (a) build, (b) power plants and (c) technology to facilitate new nuclear...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register: National Insurance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to link National Insurance numbering systems with voter registration to improve registration levels.

    • Constituencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent progress has been made on the next boundary review of parliamentary constituencies.

  • Department of Health

    • Livestock: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to address the effect of the overuse of antibiotics in farms animals.

    • Cardiovascular System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to include aortic stenosis in future cardiovascular strategies.

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to task NICE with publication of guidelines for heart valve disease.

      Health Professions: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to recruit young people with the requisite skills to become NHS doctors and nurses.

      Incontinence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many continence advisors were employed in the NHS in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      Prescription Drugs: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the annual cost of destroyed unused prescribed medication; and if he will make a statement.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of attendances at A&E because of (a) urinary tract infections, (b) catheter-related infections and (c) stoma...

      Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the publication, Public Health England Marketing Strategy 2014 to 2017, what discussions he has had with Public Health England on...

      Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2015 to Question 1960, what representations his Department has received from (a) other developed countries, (b) UN...

      Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2015 to Question 216, whether it is his policy that services provided by the Family Planning Association constitute...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2015 to Question 2148, whether it is his policy that a registered medical practitioner may form a good faith opinion...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost is to the NHS of an (a) medical and (b) surgical abortion when commissioned for delivery by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service.

      Family Planning: Lobbying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place to prevent public funds paid to (a) the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, (b) Marie Stopes International, (c) the Family...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is his policy not to record the NHS number for every termination of pregnancy contracted out by the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made in supporting local authorities to map and identify older residents at particular risk of loneliness.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that recommendations by NICE on the availability of new drug treatments are fully implemented by NHS England.

      Hepatitis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from NICE on the timely implementation of its recommendations on the availability of new drugs for the treatment of...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what role is played by NHS England in deciding on the cost-effectiveness of new drug treatments.

      Out of Area Treatment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients with a postal address in Wales have used hospital services in (a) Countess of Chester, (b) Arrowe Park, Wirral, (c) Clatterbridge,...

      Transplant Surgery: Intensive Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the number of intensive care unit beds in the UK on the number of transplants that per capita the NHS...

      Statins

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how his Department evaluates the effectiveness of statins used in the NHS.

      Neuromuscular Disorders: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will require Birmingham Children's Hospital and Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Trusts to fund jointly a paediatric neuromuscular consultant.

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to maintain current levels of financial support for the assistance of Alzheimers patients.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase awareness of organ donation.

      General Practitioners: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people in England and Wales are waiting for a week or more for an appointment with a GP; and what steps he is taking to decrease the...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase the access of cervical cancer screenings to women under the age of 25.

      Local Government: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the proposed devolution of health care functions to Metro Mayors and Combined Authorities.

      Medical Treatments: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the criteria are by which NHS area teams assess Individual Funding Request (IFR) applications; whether there is a maximum threshold for the price of...

      Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when NHS England will issue a commissioning position on the use of Lomitapide for the treatment of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia; and if he...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date NHS England plans to publish decisions made by its Specialised Commissioning Committee on the draft clinical commissioning policies for (a)...

      Dentistry: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of NHS dentists.

      Duodopa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress NHS England has made in its review of the draft clinical commissioning policy for Duodopa; and how the views of clinicians and those...

  • Women and Equalities

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel following the recent destruction of Palestinian olive and almond trees in Wadi Fukin; and what...

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning their rules of engagement following the testimony of Israel Defence Force soldiers of...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel following the decision of the Military Advocate General not to seek an indictment over the...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the hospitals, primary healthcare facilities and ambulances damaged or destroyed by Israeli strikes during Operation Protective Edge have been...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with the government of Israel concerning the number of Palestinian journalists killed and injured in the Gaza war zone and in...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Saudi Arabia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are seeking assurances from the government of Saudi Arabia that the 15 nuclear power stations planned to be built with Russian involvement will...

      Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they participate in the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe; and, if so, whether participating has changed their policies in any way.

      Rwanda

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Rwanda about the termination of the BBC’s local language service, human rights in that country,...

      Subsidiarity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the functioning of the principle of subsidiarity as a result of the procedures brought into effect by the Treaty of Lisbon;...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make contact with the democratic representatives of the cantons of Afrin, Kobane and Jazira, in Syria; if not, why not; and whether they...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to enable recognised religious leaders in Syria to act in parallel with all those searching for political solutions for that country.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of hostility towards religious minorities in Israel following the arsonist attack on and desecration of the Church of the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the factors contributing to the decline of the honeybee population.

    • Air Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in what proportion of the United Kingdom land area legal air pollution limits are exceeded.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Statistics

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what data the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has stopped collecting since May 2010; and why.

      Pension Funds: Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the possible impact of climate change on pensions funds; and whether they intend to invite the Prudential Regulation...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of evidence that bees are harmed by the use of neonicotinoids, what plans they have to restrict the use of neonicotinoid-treated seeds.

      Animal Welfare: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions there have been for animal cruelty in each of the last five years; and how many of those related to cruelty to cats.

      Water Companies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what criteria water company retail arms can use regulated money to take over the customer base of water companies that have exited the market place.

      Ofwat

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the definition of a customer to be protected by the core duties of Ofwat.

      Ofwat

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether Ofwat is adequately protecting customer data by ensuring that access to water meter data is compliant with...

  • Home Office

    • British Nationality: English Language

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government by what process they decided to reduce to two the number of examination boards whose English language tests may be used for applications for citizenship.

    • British Nationality: English Language

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the process by which a decision was made to reduce to two the number of examination boards whose English language...

      Children: Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to take steps to reduce the time taken to resolve the immigration cases of families that have recourse to public funds and are supported by...

      Refugees: Mediterranean Sea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report published on 18 June by Human Rights Watch, The Mediterranean Migration Crisis: Why People Flee, What the EU Should Do.

      Schengen Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to join the Schengen area; and what assessment they have made of the effect that doing so would have on the amount of revenue...

  • HM Treasury

    • Block Grant: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what effect the failure to pass the Welfare Reform Bill in Northern Ireland has had, in financial terms, on the block grant to Northern Ireland.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Helicopters: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in each of the years 2010 to 2014, on how many occasions a helicopter was flown from the mainland to Northern Ireland to aid civil authorities.

    • Human Rights: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implementation by the Republic of Ireland of the human rights section of the Belfast Agreement.

  • Department of Health

    • Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, to date, how many adverse reactions to (1) Cervarix, (2) Gardasil and (3) generic human papilloma virus vaccines have been reported to the Medicines and...

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