Written answers

Monday, 6 July 2015

  • HM Treasury

    • Thames Tideway Tunnel

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Barnett consequentials are arising from the Government financial support package for the Thames Tideway Tunnel infrastructure project.

    • Horse Racing: Betting

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 2.152 of Budget 2015, HC1093, what progress his Department has made on introducing a new Horserace Betting Right.

      Small Businesses: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking in response to the outcome of the Government's consultation on matching SMEs rejected for finance with alternative lenders.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page two of the Impact Assessment for the Childcare Payments Act 2014, if he will make an updated estimate of the number of families who...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment has been made of the potential effectiveness of voice recognition technology in reducing fraud and error in payment of tax credits.

      Married People: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what timetable he has set for enabling people to claim the marriage allowance; and if he will make a statement.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to repay people who have made excess class 3 voluntary National Insurance contributions who will not qualify for state pension...

      Mortgages: Older People

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that mortgage holders over the age of 65 are not discriminated against.

      Fuels: Rebates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the Rural Fuel Rebate scheme operating in parts of Scotland and England to Northern Ireland.

      Working Tax Credit: Warrington

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) Warrington and (b) Warrington North constituency are in receipt of the disability element of working tax credit.

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of waiting times for members of the public calling the HM Revenue and Customs self assessment helpline.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Warrington

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) Warrington and (b) Warrington North constituency are in receipt of (i) child tax credit, (ii) working tax credit and (iii) both such...

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average time taken was for HM Revenue and Customs to send out self assessment tax forms and online assessment password details in the last 12 months.

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many calls to the HM Revenue and Customs self-assessment helpline were (a) abandoned by callers and (b) answered after a period of (i) 15, (ii) 30 and...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with HM Revenue and Customs officials on improving waiting times for members of the public calling that Department's...

      Universal Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2015 to Question 4306, whether he plans that the child element of child tax credit will be the same as the child element of...

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Absent Voting

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, if the Commission will extend eligibility for emergency proxy votes to healthy...

  • Prime Minister

    • Children: Protection

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 24 June 2015 to the hon. Member for Bury St Edmunds, Official Report, column 886, how the Child Protection Taskforce plans to engage with...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost of carrying out the personal independence payment assessments on people with lifelong or degenerative...

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of personal independence payment decisions based on Capita assessments have been taken to mandatory reconsideration on the...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library a list of all public appointments made by his Department between 1 January 2015 and 1 May 2015.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children in the West Midlands region live in poverty.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households have been exempted from the benefits cap as a result of a new personal independence payment or disability living allowance...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the number of households in receipt of two payments of carer's allowance in order that each person can...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) benefit and (b) pension claims are paid into Coutts bank accounts.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment has been made of the potential effectiveness of voice recognition technology in reducing fraud and error in payment of benefits.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobcentres in each region (a) do and (b) do not enable clients to claim universal credit.

      Universal Credit: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit applicants have been asked to travel from Neston Job Centre to Ellesmere Port Job Centre to make their claim because...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons unsuccessful applications for Short Term Benefit Advance in 2014.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the benefit cap on levels of homelessness in each year since its introduction.

      Sheep Dipping: Organophosphates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the contribution by the Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of 10 June 2015, Official...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an estimate of the potential effect on the savings arising from implementing the Universal Credit (Waiting...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what employment support initiatives his Department plans to fund from savings arising from implementation of the Universal Credit (Waiting...

  • Home Office

    • British Transport Police: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officers there were in the British Transport Police in London in each year since 2008.

    • Overseas Students: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations she has received from higher education institutions on the proposed reduction of English Language test centres.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Office for National Statistics' latest annual population statistics to June 2014, what steps she is taking to ensure...

      Sexual Offences: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost has been of investigations into sexual offences in (a) North Wales and (b) the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Sexual Offences: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers and (b) police civilian staff in (i) North Wales and (ii) the UK have been allocated to investigation of sexual...

      National Crime Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff of the National Crime Agency previously worked for the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

      Police: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that there is effective oversight of (a) the use of restraint against black and minority ethnic groups...

      Police Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police community support officers there were in (a) Coventry, (b) Coventry North East constituency, (c) the West Midlands and (d)...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2015 to Question 3908, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the number of front-line police...

      Assaults on Police: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many sickness days were taken as a result of assaults on (a) police and (b) community support officers in each police force in each of...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the contribution by the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead of 10 February 2015, Official Report column 637, what the...

      Police Remuneration Review Body

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual running costs of the Police Remuneration Pay Review Body have been since the formation of that body.

      Electronic Commerce: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fraud offences involving online shopping have been recorded in each year since 2010.

      Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government's policy is on ratifying the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

      Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on the long-term future of Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre.

      Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with her European counterparts on migration across the Mediterranean sea.

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department of Health

    • Health and Care Professions Council: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations his Department has made to the Health and Care Professions Council on its decision to increase the mandatory registration fee for...

    • Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase mental health funding in real terms in the next spending review period.

      Health and Care Professions Council: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Health and Care Professions Council's decision to increase the mandatory registration fee for care...

      Professional Organisations: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on how much each professional membership body in the health and social care sector has increased its mandatory...

      Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been admitted to hospital with (a) sunstroke and (b) other heat-related conditions in each of the last five years.

      Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent advice his Department has issued to (a) the NHS and (b) local authorities on how to protect vulnerable people during a period of severe hot...

      Weather: Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with the Department of Transport on the health effects of travelling on public transport during hot weather.

      Primary Health Care: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department collects on average waiting times for (a) appointments with NHS dentists and (b) GP appointments.

      General Practitioners: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP surgeries use 0844 numbers; and what steps he plans to take to reduce the use of such numbers in the next five years.

      NHS Trusts: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with Trust managers on Guys and St Thomas' Hospital Trust running services currently provided by Lewisham and...

      Fats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2015 to Question 3673, how many (a) businesses and (b) products sold in the UK used artificial trans-fats in (i) 2012...

      NHS: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS Property Services keeps a schedule of dilapidations and schedule of works.

      NHS: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the performance of NHS Property Services in maintaining the upkeep of NHS buildings for which it is responsible.

      NHS Property Services: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many contractors commissioned to undertake work for NHS Property Services have had to wait more than (a) one, (b) three and (c) six months to be paid...

      Fats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2015 to Question 3672, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of the population whose trans-fat intake...

      Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding his Department allocated to each category of expenditure on cancer research in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the NHS budget was spent on mental health in England in each year since 2000.

      Primary Health Care: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the NHS budget was spent on primary care in England in each year since 2000.

      NHS Trusts: Accountancy and Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what purposes NHS hospital trusts may contract (a) management consultancy and (b) accountancy services; and what information his Department holds on...

      Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust: Ernst and Young

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the contract held by Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust with Ernst & Young.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists are accepting new patients in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) Dewsbury constituency.

      Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children aged (a) four to five years and (b) 10 to 11 years were recorded as obese in (i) England, (ii) London, (iii) each primary care trust in...

      Department of Health: Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which periodicals and newspapers his Department subscribes to; how many of each such periodical his Department acquires; and what the cost of subscribing...

      Drugs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to establish a ring-fenced fund for (a) the provision of and (b) research into drugs for rare diseases.

      Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase public awareness of the symptoms of cancer.

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the rate of (a) asthma and (b) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was in (i) England, (ii) London and (iii) each London borough in each of the...

      Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many incidents of (a) mumps, (b) measles, (c) rubella, (d) diphtheria, (e) tetanus, (f) pertussis, (g) hib disease there were in (i) England, (ii)...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made in raising the number of health visitors available to new mothers and improving the universal service offer by 2015.

      Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that all families benefit from targeted support under the Healthy Child Programme.

      Community Work: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to encourage people to visit elderly neighbours with poor health.

      Eating Disorders: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children and young people NHS England treated for eating disorders in each of the last five years.

      Eating Disorders: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for treatment for children and young people was after being diagnosed for eating disorder in the last 12 months.

      General Practitioners: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2015 to Question 2849, how many GP practices in (a) England, (b) London, (c) the London Borough of Islington and (d)...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the next prioritisation process for treatments currently on the National Cancer Drugs Fund list will take place.

      General Practitioners: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2015 to Question 2849, how many GP practices in receipt of funding under the Minimum Practice Income Guarantee in (a)...

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of two year olds were immunised against (a) MMR and (b) diptheria, tetanus, pertussis and hib in (i) England, (ii) London, (iii) primary...

      Asthma: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many emergency admissions there were for asthma in London in each of the last five years.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many incidents of TB were recorded in (a) England, (b) London, (c) primary care trusts in London and (d) London boroughs in each of the last five years.

      Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of eligible people were immunised against TB in (a) England, (b) London, (c) primary care trusts in London and (d) London boroughs in...

      Eating Disorders: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with his French counterpart on the implications for UK policy of possible changes in the law in that country on the use of...

      NHS: Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on agency staff in (a) Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, (b) London and (c) England in each of the last four (i) quarters and (ii) years.

      Psychiatry: Birmingham Northfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average time for accessing talking therapies was for people with mental health problems in Birmingham, Northfield constituency in each year...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of reductions in the adult further education budget on the participation...

    • Technology and Innovation Centres: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what provision exists for Catapult centres to take on apprentices; and how many apprentices (a) aged under 19, (b) aged 19 to 24...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that the availability of apprenticeships to people aged 18 and over is not exploited by...

      Mature Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) women and (b) men aged 24 and over were enrolled in further education courses at level 3 or above in each academic...

      Adult Education: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2015 to Question 3461, what steps his Department is taking to increase uptake of adult skills...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the investment each Local Enterprise Partnership has secured in each of the last five years.

      UK Research Partnership Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether further application rounds are planned under the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund.

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress has been made on each commitment made under each of the Government's 11 sector partnerships; and what the current...

      British Business Bank

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

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he plans to publish a response to the Government's consultation on support for postgraduate study; and what deadlines he or...

      Technology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what timescale he has set for establishing with business a new generation of national colleges to provide specialist skills for...

      Russia: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the value in sterling of (a) exports to Russia and (b) foreign direct investment from Russia lost...

      Terrorism: Tunisia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will encourage tour operators to give a full refund to anyone who has booked a package holiday to Tunisia, who now...

      Direct Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to reduce the volume of junk mail.

      Channel Tunnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate of the average daily cost to UK businesses of an unscheduled closure of the Channel Tunnel.

      Trade Agreements: Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress has been made on concluding UK-Ethiopia bilateral trade agreement; when he expects that agreement to be laid...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he expects bilateral trade agreements with each country with which such agreements are being negotiated to be (a) concluded...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress has been made on concluding the Trade in Services Agreement; when he expects that agreement to be laid before...

      EU External Trade: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress has been made on concluding the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada; when he expects that...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to promote automotive manufacturing in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Motor Vehicles: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to promote the export of automotive products; and if he will make a statement.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which investment bank or banks his Department has had discussions with on the proposed privatisation of the Green Investment Bank.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what financial targets the Green Investment Bank (a) achieved and (b) missed in the last financial year.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Future Large Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what outstanding safety issues there are relating to the A400m Atlas aircraft; and if he will make a statement.

    • Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department plans to take to support Kurdish forces fighting ISIL in the Syrian town of Kobane and the surrounding area.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff made redundant by his Department in each of the last five years were later taken up as reservists.

      Ministry of Defence: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) service personnel and (b) other staff employed by his Department have received redundancy payments in each of the last five years.

      Afghanistan: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many dogs his Department quarantined and transported back to the UK following the end of Operation Herrick in 2014; and when each such animal was...

      Armed Forces: Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average availability of indulgence flights in military aircraft for army personnel serving overseas returning to the UK on leave has been in...

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of serving military personnel in combat zones purchased their own clothing in preference to army issue kit.

      Armed Forces: General Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department made arrangements for serving military personnel to vote in person at the recent General Election.

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment has been made of the quality and robustness of army issue clothing for serving military personnel.

      Army: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average length of tour for army personnel serving overseas in combat zones has been in each of the last three years.

      Army: Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average annual allowance is for army personnel serving overseas for travel on leave back to the UK.

      Armed Forces: Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who is responsible for paying the cost of the excess on a travel insurance claim for cancelled flights when leave is cancelled at short notice for...

      Army: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the nutritional value of army provided meals for army personnel serving overseas.

      Navy: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel the Royal Navy employs at the rank of Admiral.

      Germany: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on withdrawing (a) service personnel, (b) civilian staff, (c) equipment and (d) other military assets from Germany to date.

      Germany: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of (a) armed forces personnel, (b) civilian staff, (c) equipment and (d) other British military assets have been withdrawn from Germany...

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many seagoing units the Royal Navy operates.

      Red Arrows

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Strategic Defence Review will consider the future of the Red Arrows.

      Education: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on educating the children of service personnel based in Germany in each year since 2010; and how many pupils have been...

      Germany: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's plans are for the maintenance of graves of former UK service personnel and their dependents currently in British army bases in...

      Military Aircraft: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many category A and B airprox incidents involving at least one fast jet of each event classification and each aircraft type have happened within a...

      Military Aircraft: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which of the (a) Tornado or (b) Super Tucano aircraft involved in the airprox incident near Inverness Airport on 5 February 2015 had a collision warning...

      Military Aircraft: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many fast jets involved in airprox incidents in UK airspace in the last 12 months had a collision warning system installed; and how many of those...

      Ministry of Defence: Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on taxis for (a) military and (b) civilian staff in each month since April 2014.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, under which Minister in his Department responsibility for military airworthiness lies.

      Libya: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2015 to Question 2850, what estimate he has made of the total cost of repairs to be paid for by the Libyan government...

      Libya: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2015 to Question 2855, how much the Defence Infrastructure Organisation has spent on Bassingbourn barracks since...

      Libya: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2015 to Question 3418, on Libya: military training, where in the Answer of 3 March 2015 to Question 219659 the...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, What his policy is on the size of the regular armed forces.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the (a) total cost and (b) number of units that will be produced by the F-35B aircraft programme.

      Future Large Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the unit costs of the A400M aircraft.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the unit costs of the F-35B aircraft.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Devolution: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to devolve powers to people resident in (a) West Lancashire and (b) Lancashire.

    • Affordable Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of affordable homes that will be (a) started and (b) completed in (i) Lewisham,...

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many social housing tenants were temporarily rehoused outside their local authority area in (a) Lewisham, (b) London and...

      Housing: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the average house price has risen in (a) England, (b) London, (c) Enfield and (d) Enfield North constituency in the...

      Housing: Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of households were owner-occupied in (a) London and (b) Enfield in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13,...

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of participants in the Troubled Families programme to date have been single parents.

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in which local authorities have local jobcentre plus staff been appointed to assist in the delivery of the Troubled Families...

      Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to encourage the protection of green spaces in town centres.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the consultation document, Planning and travellers, issued in September 2014; and if he will make a...

      Housing: Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of rent-to-mortgage schemes in promoting home ownership; and if he will make a...

      Housing: Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the proportion of home ownership was in (a) England, (b) East Sussex and (c) Lewes constituency in each of the last 18...

      Mayors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what statutory frameworks for democratic accountability his Department plans will apply to Metro Mayors.

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the findings of his Department's consultation, Parking reform: tackling unfair practices, published on...

      Building Inspectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what measures are in place to ensure that approved building inspectors abide by the (a) Code of Conduct for Approved...

      Building Inspectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Construction Industry Council Approved Inspectors Register on (a) monitoring of approved...

      Building Inspectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information his Department requires the Construction Industry Council Approved Inspectors Register to collect when...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the number of affordable homes built in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England in...

      Communities and Local Government: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library a list of all public appointments made by his Department between 1 January 2015 and 1 May 2015.

      Social Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authority tenants have been evicted for rent arrears from properties where the under-occupancy charge applies...

      Housing: Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of households were owner-occupied in (a) London and (b) the London Borough of Lewisham in (i) 2010-11, (ii)...

      Bed and Breakfast Accommodation: Lewisham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many families with children living in bed and breakfast accommodation in the London Borough of Lewisham have been so...

      Housing: Headcorn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will request Maidstone Borough Council to require the applicant to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment for the...

  • Scotland Office

    • SG First Minister: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether any (a) Minister and (b) Scotland Office Special Advisers were sent responses to Freedom of Information requests concerning the memo written by...

    • SG First Minister: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he was sent a copy of the memo written by a Scotland Office civil servant on 6 March 2015 containing an account of the meeting between the...

      Scotland Office: Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, who the members of the management board of his Department are; and how many of those members are women.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2015 to Question 3377 on High Speed 2 railway line: Scotland, what the content of the discussion at that meeting was.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of the (a) High Speed 2 line extending to Scotland and (b) construction of that line...

      Overseas Trade: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he last met the Minister of State for Trade and Investment to discuss trade and investment opportunities for Scotland.

      Trade Promotion: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what plans he has to lead trade and investment missions for Scottish companies to North America.

      Trade Promotion: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what plans he has to lead trade and investment missions for Scottish companies to Asia.

      Trade Promotion: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will publish a strategy for the promotion of Scotland as a location for trade and investment.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Public Bodies: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the value and efficacy of equality impact assessments by public authorities in addressing the effects of policies on...

    • Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when and with whom she consulted on the details of regulations to be introduced under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 for the...

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to implement the conclusions of the Equality Strategy - Building a Fairer Britain, published in December 2010, particularly...

  • Department for Transport

    • Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the electrification of the Valley Lines in Wales to be completed.

    • Network Rail: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what dates in the last six months he has held meetings with the chief executive of Network Rail at which officials were not present.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department notified bidders for the TransPennine Express Rail franchise that rail electrification would not be delivered on the original...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the effect of the delay to electrification of the Transpennine line on procurement of new rolling stock for the...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made in discussions with train operating companies on the introduction of flexible rail season ticket options.

      Railways: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2015 to Question 4164, whether any of the meetings referred to in that Answer which were held outside the UK were on...

      Driving: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the safety implications of drivers being interviewed on film whilst driving.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library (a) Major Project Authority reports on High Speed 2 for 2013-14 and (b) an update on such reports for 2015.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of track Network Rail plans to electrify during Control Period 5.

      Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the benefit-cost ratio for Great Western Main Line electrification was on the most recent date for which figures are available.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department received from Network Rail in (a) final and (b) draft form (i) a full Control Period 5 recast and (b) a revised Control Period...

      Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will conduct a further review into the capacity of the road network in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Motor Vehicles: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to promote the development of connected and autonomous vehicles.

      Bridges: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding he is making available to (a) Warrington and Cheshire West and (b) Chester councils to enable residents to travel toll-free across the...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to promote the uptake and production of ultra-low emission vehicles; and if he will make a statement.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to implement the recommendations of the Law Commission's report on taxi and private hire services, Cm 8864, published May 2014.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Chief Executive of Network Rail has sought formal direction to proceed on any matter in his capacity as Network Rail's Accounting Officer...

      Railways: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what departmental resources his Department plans to make available to Dame Colette Bowe during her investigation into investment planning; how many...

      London Bridge Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Southern Railway on compensation for passengers using Southern Railway's Metro Line who have been affected by the...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what Network Rail's total expenditure has been to date on (a) TransPennine and (b) Midland Main Line electrification.

      Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of the Great Western Main Line electrification project his Department plans will use (a) Series 1 overhead line equipment, (b) Series 2...

      Department for Transport: Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) subject and (b) date has been of all formal written directions sought by his Department's Permanent Secretary since 4 September 2012.

      Railway Stations: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the statement of 25 June 2015, Official Report, column 1067, on Network Rail, what assessment he has made of the potential effect the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • UK Membership of EU: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of (a) the likely numbers of British citizens resident elsewhere in the EU who would return to...

    • Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Ukraine; and if he will make a statement.

      Russia: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of EU sanctions against the Russian Federation.

      Nigeria: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Nigeria on the recent sentencing to death of nine people for blasphemy in...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which periodicals and newspapers his Department subscribes to; how many of each such periodical his Department acquires; and...

      Diplomatic Service: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department and UK embassies are taking to promote LGBT rights (a) in British Overseas Territories, (b) the...

      Diplomatic Service: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department spent on promoting LGBT rights (a) in British Overseas Territories, (b) in the Commonwealth and (c)...

      Germany: Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage the German government to make a financial contribution to the UK survivors of thalidomide...

      Afghanistan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British personnel are deployed in Afghanistan in non-combat roles.

      EU Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether it is legally possible for each other EU member state to commit to a future change to...

      Syria: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on support to the YPG and YPJ in repelling ISIS in Syria; and if he will make a statement.

      Russia: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken in response to recent incidents of Russian jets operating near UK airspace.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, to which countries (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department plan to pay official visits in the next 12 months.

      Eritrea: National Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking in response to findings of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea on national service...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the efficacy of the research and development pipeline for diagnostics, drugs and vaccines for...

    • Nepal: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with its Nepalese counterpart on reports of an increase in child trafficking and exploitation...

      Nepal: Disaster Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what reports she has received on the quality and quantity of aid (a) promised and (b) delivered to Nepal following the earthquakes of...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Kobane following the recent attack by ISIL.

      Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps she has taken on improving sanitation and access to clean water in developing countries.

      Burundi: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has allocated to each country for supporting refugees and internally displaced people resulting from the...

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations she has received from local authorities (a) in and (b) outside London on the effect on education services in their area of out of...

    • College of Social Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons the College of Social Work is planned to close.

      Child Protection Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the remit of the Child Protection Taskforce is.

      Parkfield School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the estimated cost to the public purse is of the one year delay in Parkfield School being able to move to a new site at Hurn; and if she will...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) maintained schools and (b) academies did not meet the standard of 60 per cent of pupils achieving five GCSEs at A* to C including English...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools did not meet the standard of 60 per cent of pupils achieving five GCSEs at A* to C including English and mathematics and also had a...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools which were rated good or outstanding did not meet the standard of 60 per cent of pupils achieving five GCSEs at A* to C including...

  • Leader of the House

    • Public Bills

      To ask the Leader of the House, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2015 to Question 4228, what criteria he used to determine whether the legislation in question affected a particular country or...

    • Public Bills

      To ask the Leader of the House, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2015 to Question 4228, which bills affect (a) England only and (b) England and Wales only.

      Public Bills

      To ask the Leader of the House, which Government bills have been introduced with provisions which extended to Wales in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Thames Tideway Tunnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on government financial support to enable the Thames Tideway Tunnel infrastructure project to attract...

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which periodicals and newspapers her Department subscribes to; how many of each such periodical her Department acquires; and...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to roll out further badger cull trials; and if she will make a statement.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy that part-payments under the Basic Payment Scheme be made when the full payments have not...

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support her Department is providing to tree planting programmes to at least maintain the current level of carbon...

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what checks her Department carries out on the traceability of food labelled with its country of origin; and if she will make...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2015 to Question 603, what estimate she has made of the likely relative benefit for supply chains in...

    • Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what criteria she proposes to set for independent monitoring of the environmental effects of shale gas operations at proposed shale...

      Department of Energy and Climate Change: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to improve its delivery of major projects.

      Hydroelectric Power: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to Energy companies' Consolidated Segmental Statements 2009 to 2014, what assessment she has made of the reasons why...

      Renewable Energy: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2015 to Question 3414, what estimate her Department has made of projected expenditure on (a)...

      Electricity Generation: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will place in the Library the unredacted version of the Competition Market Authority report, Analysis of generation...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of the findings of the report published by Greenpeace on 30 June...

      Renewable Energy: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will make a comparative assessment of progress in meeting targets under the EU Renewable Energy Directive by the UK and other...

      Renewable Energy: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, on what dates meetings have taken place between her Department and the Northern Ireland Executive on Contracts for Difference; and on...

      Electricity Generation: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Competition Market Authority report Analysis of generation profitability, published on 25 February 2015, what...

      Oil: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, over what timeframe she plans to issue licences for the extraction of oil deposits under Sussex and Surrey.

  • Attorney General

    • Sexual Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many sexual offences leading to prosecution there have been in (a) North Wales and (b) the UK in each of the last 10 years.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will place in the Library a list of all public appointments made by his Department between 1 January 2015 and 1 May 2015.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders had (a) between 15 and 49, (b) between 50 and 99 and (c) 100 or more convictions in the last 12 months.

    • Prisoners: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to tackle prisoners being radicalised by religious extremism; and if he will make a statement.

      Human Rights Act 1998: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has held with the Northern Ireland Executive on repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998 and its potential effect on the Good Friday...

      Family Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many family law cases have cited the Human Rights Act 1998 since that Act came into effect.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to specify that the next elections of police and crime commissioners are conducted under the...

    • Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the contributions by the Leader of the House of 18th June 2015, Official Report, columns 478-80, how many drafts of the forthcoming report...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many times Ministers in his Department have met officials working on the Chilcot Inquiry since that Inquiry commenced.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Tourism: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support tourism to market towns.

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with EU bodies on the definition of broadband that can be described as superfast; and if he will make a...

      Rugby: World Cup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of tickets for the 2015 Rugby World Cup available on the secondary market.

      Public Libraries: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2015 to Question 3327, on public libraries: wifi, for what reasons it is impractical to place his...

      Treasure Act 1996

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to review the Treasure Act 1996.

      Portable Antiquities Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the continued viability of the Portable Antiquities Scheme after changes to its funding by the British...

  • Department for Transport

    • Cycling: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to protect cyclists from collisions with heavy goods vehicles.

    • Roads: Damage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the latest figures for the mileage of structural damage to highways under the management of (1) the Highways Agency, and (2) local authorities (in...

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to regulate bicycles to increase the safety of cyclists in built-up areas; and how they will ensure that any regulations are complied with.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of any role played by the government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in (1) sponsoring and aiding international...

    • Russia: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what policies they are pursuing to reduce current tensions with Russia.

      Embassies: Flags

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there has been any change of policy by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office regarding the flying of flags by British embassies.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the full estimated costs of holding the planned referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union; and whether there is a...

      Conflict Resolution: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to report on progress in implementing the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, and if so, when such a report will be published.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the suspected arson attack on the Roman Catholic Church at Tabgha, what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning Zionist...

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland that the Democratic People's Republic of...

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the British Ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is able to access the Kyo-hwa-so camps, the Kwan-li-so camps, the Ku-ryu-jang...

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent meetings have taken place between officials of the British Embassy in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and that country's government;...

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what outcomes they have measured following the implementation of United Kingdom-funded cultural engagement projects in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Egypt in the light of the reporting by Human Rights Watch about human rights abuses under President...

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the short-, medium- and long-term consequences for the stability and security of the region of alleged human rights abuses and...

      Mohammed Morsi

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making at European and global level on behalf of the former President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi.

      Migration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what strategic estimates they are making of the likely growth in the number of political refugees, economic migrants and those displaced by conflict and...

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are aware of any British Libyans who took part in overthrowing Colonel Gaddafi; and whether any of them have since returned to the United Kingdom.

      Iraq: Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in line with the United States State Department admitted practice, United Kingdom officials based in Iraq continue to avoid visiting Camp Liberty;...

      Iraq: Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Iranian refugees with United Kingdom connections have been assessed in either Camp Ashraf or Camp Liberty since they were first left to the...

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to help prevent people traffickers from operating on Libyan territory.

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed with the government of Libya the possibility of compensation for United Kingdom victims of terrorism carried out using weaponry...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan regarding the continued imprisonment and persecution of the Reverend Yat Michael and the...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to press for the referral of possible war crimes in Syria by all combatants to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court; and who,...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Engineering

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the numbers of people being trained in engineering at (1) apprentice level, (2) high technical level, and (3) graduate...

    • Copyright

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the draft own-initiative report of proposal to the European Parliament that commercial use of photographs or video footage, or...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 27 June (HL501) regarding the distribution of the armed forces covenant (Libor) fund, who selected the...

    • Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what alternative measures are being discussed to assist search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean after the withdrawal of HMS Bulwark.

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to consult with non-governmental organisations on the Strategic Defence and Security Review; and if so, what the process will be.

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to establish the position of a dedicated senior military officer committed to the women, peace and security agenda in the next Strategic...

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to provide for appointing gender advisers on all United Kingdom operations in the next Strategic Defence and Security Review.

      Army Reserve: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many soldiers were recruited to the Army Reserve between 2012 and 2015.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people they expect to find jobs as a result of the Disability Confident campaign.

    • Families

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Altmann on 22 June, how they have calculated that £1 spent on advice yields approximately £11.50 in savings.

      Work Programme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people, after two years on the Work Programme, (1) obtained a job, and (2) returned to the jobcentre, in each year since 2010.

      Pension Funds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 7 January (HL Deb, col 432), when they plan to consult on improving transparency for pension savers...

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many sanctions have been applied to Universal Credit claimants in each month since the roll-out began.

      Social Security Benefits: Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 24 June (HL540), whether they plan to make such assessments in future; and if not, why not.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • HM Treasury

    • Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the European Union Five Presidents' Report published on 22 June recommending the ceding of powers by member states to European...

    • International Monetary Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the United Kingdom's financial involvement in the International Monetary Fund; and what percentage of the whole it comprises.

      Public Sector Debt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent research by the Taxpayers' Alliance indicating that the United Kingdom's true national debt is £8.6 trillion.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to extend the right of access to pension funds available to employees in the private sector to those working in the public sector; and if...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what systems are in place to assess and evaluate the new pension freedoms.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Stormont House Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take if the Stormont House Agreement is not fully implemented by the Northern Ireland Assembly.

  • Department of Health

    • Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to achieve "parity of esteem" between acute and mental health services, both with regard to access and the provision of health services,...

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