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Written answers

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

  • Prime Minister

    • Domestic Visits: North Down

      To ask the Prime Minister, what plans he has to visit North Down constituency; and if he will make a statement.

    • SG First Minister: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Prime Minister, which current Ministers were aware of the content of the memorandum written by a Scotland Office civil servant on 6 March 2015, containing an account of the meeting...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which journals, periodicals and newspapers his Department subscribes to; how many copies of each such periodical and newspaper his Department...

    • Social Security Benefits: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of (a) employment and support allowance and (b) jobseeker's allowance in Preston constituency died in 2014; and how many...

      Employment: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of progress on increasing equality of access to employment opportunities for people from Black and minority ethnic...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether housing benefit paid to claimants living in supported exempt accommodation will be excluded from calculations of a household's income...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to section 96A(3)(b) of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 which it is proposed will be inserted by Clause 8 of the Welfare Reform and...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who gained employment through Jobcentre Plus between 2005 and 2015 were again unemployed after (a) eight months and (b) a year.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what targets his Department has set for Jobcentre Plus.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 1.153 of the Summer Budget 2015, if he will publish the criteria to decide who the most vulnerable housing benefit...

      Unemployment: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has commissioned advice on the potential introduction of a compulsory unemployment insurance scheme.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans next to publish comprehensive statistics on sanctions for jobseeker's allowance and employment and support allowance claimants.

      Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if the Government will (a) publish a public consultation and (b) consult with the Social Security Advisory Committee on how vulnerable 18 to...

      Pension Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value is of UK pension fund (a) equity assets, (b) fixed income assets, (c) real estate assets, (d) private equity assets, (e)...

      Social Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the reduction in rent payment rates amongst social sector tenants upon moving to a direct payment...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment and support allowance claimants in Scotland are in the Work Related Activity Group.

      Food Banks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the effect of the measures in the Summer Budget 2015 on foodbank use in Scotland.

      Child Poverty Act 2010: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Scottish Government on legislation to replace the Child Poverty Act 2010.

      Housing Benefit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Scottish households have backdated housing benefit claims in excess of four weeks.

      Pensions: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of self-employed people made regular pension contributions in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2013-14.

      Social Security Benefits: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy not to require those undergoing radiotherapy to undertake fit-for-work assessments.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) England, (b) Cumbria and (c) Copeland receive employment and support allowance in the work-related activity group.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2015 to Question 5750, when figures for after August 2014 will be available.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of children living in poverty in (a) Copeland and (b) Cumbria.

      Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Government's policy is on 18 to 21 year olds in need of housing support.

      Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an exemption to his proposed reduction in housing benefit for young people aged 21 and younger who cannot live with their...

  • Home Office

    • Entry Clearances: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many companies bid for the Secure English Language Test for applicants abroad; what the value was of that contract; and who was awarded...

    • Illegal Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many employers received a referral notice that this case was being considered on employment of an undocumented worker in each of the...

      Police: Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) horses and (b) dogs have been (i) injured and (ii) killed while on police duty in each of the last five years.

      Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking (a) to ensure that children who have migrated across the Mediterranean are adequately protected when...

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2015 to Question 3767, what estimate she has made of the likely time it will take enforcement action...

      Home Office: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2015 to Question 2952, if she will make it her policy to secure accredited Living Wage Employer status for...

      Deportation: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in what circumstances a person liable to be arrested for deportation is notified in advance that they will be arrested.

      Overseas Students: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of non-EU students who will be affected each year by recently announced restrictions on college...

      Stop and Search: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were (a) subject to stop and search and (b) subsequently arrested in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012, (iv) 2013 and (v) 2014...

      Stop and Search: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people aged under 16 were (a) subject to stop and search and (b) subsequently arrested in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012, (iv)...

      Police: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what change there has been in the number of neighbourhood police officers in West Yorkshire since May 2010.

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department spent on deporting failed asylum applicants in each of the last five years.

      Wills: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what jurisdiction the police have to investigate allegations of fraud relating to the falsification of documents and declarations of a...

      Illegal Immigrants: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the Schengen Agreement on the level of illegal migration from Calais into the UK.

      Illegal Immigrants: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal immigrants who have arrived in the UK in the last 12 months are housed at public expense.

      Immigration Rules: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data her Department considered to inform the changes to tier 4 immigration rules for students at further education colleges, announced...

      Metropolitan Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints of racism were (a) made and (b) upheld against Metropolitan Police officers in each year since 2010.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of applications for visitor visas from each country were accepted in the last year for which records are available.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, under what circumstances a non-British parent of a young child based in the UK, who is not allowed to stay in the country for periods longer...

      Grzegorz Kowalski

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to speed up the repatriation of Grzegorz Kowalski; and when Mr Kowalski will be repatriated.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of wider use of identity documentation to assist in the detection of illegal...

      Passports: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2015 to Question 5846, what (a) proportion and (b) number of applications for a passport for a child...

      HM Passport Office: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2015 to Question 5849, how many complaints she has received on slow service at HM Passport Office in each...

  • Department of Health

    • General Practitioners: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had on increasing training for GPs by one year to include a compulsory rotation in mental health.

    • Knee Replacements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received about development of a commissioning policy for microprocessor knees by NHS England.

      Department of Health: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with health staff trades unions in the last 12 months.

      Department of Health: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2015 to Question 2952, if he will make it his policy to secure accredited Living Wage Employer status for his...

      Medical Treatments: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the criteria and processes are for a technology to be considered for NHS England's evaluation through commissioning programme.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how NHS England's evaluation through commissioning programme will align with the Accelerated Access Review and the test bed programme outlined in the NHS...

      Medical Treatments: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding NHS England's evaluation through commissioning programme has received; and how much is allocated for future programmes.

      Prosthetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will ask NHS England to reconsider a commissioning policy on (a) microprocessor knees, (b) muti-articulating prosthetic hands and (c) custom made...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress NHS strategic clinical networks have made against the indicator in the Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set on reducing the...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of unplanned emergency admissions to hospital attributed to (a) blocked catheters, (b) heart failure...

      Oesophageal Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase awareness of the symptoms of oesophageal cancer among (a) GPs and (b) the wider public.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of NHS England's evaluation through commissioning programme to date; and if he will make a...

      Sunscreen: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will assess the potential effect of a reduction in VAT on sunscreen on public health.

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to support people diagnosed with diabetes to manage their own care.

      Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the results of the Be Clear on Cancer pilot scheme in 2014; and if this scheme will be repeated nationally in...

      Health: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the implications for his Department's policies are of the recommendations of the Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change, published on 23...

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to ensure that commissioners and hospital trusts work together to reduce hospital admissions associated with diabetes.

      Skin Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with NHS England on providing additional funding for skin cancer specialist nurses.

      Exercise: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of children who are partaking in 60 minutes of daily exercise.

      General Practitioners: Woking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP practices in Woking constituency have received funding from the GP Access Fund.

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2015 to Question 4761, if he will require all newly-qualified doctors whose training has been paid for from the public...

      Health Professions: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans to bring forward the Law Commission Bill on regulation of health and social care professions for parliamentary consideration;...

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has commissioned on the effect on local authority budgets of paying the new National Living Wage to external staff...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2015 to Question 6279, on accident and emergency departments: working hours, where the information is held and how it...

      Loneliness: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of older people experiencing loneliness.

      Breast Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve rates of early diagnosis of breast cancer.

      Hospital Beds: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of (a) closing 450 beds at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and replacing them with 450 new beds at Poole...

      Multiple Sclerosis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were treated using the drug Fampyra in (a) the UK, (b) each English region, (c) each parliamentary constituency and (d) each Clinical...

      Fibromyalgia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to provide funding for projects and research on aetiology and the treatment of Fibromyalgia.

      Combined Authorities: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether devolution of health commissioning to combined authorities will have any effect on the Government's plan for real terms increases in NHS spending...

      Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps (a) his Department, (b) Public Health England and (c) NHS England are taking to ensure that local antibiotic stewardship policies and...

      Antibiotics: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the unbundling of new and emerging antibiotics from the national tariff to address the...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the allocation of commissioning resources for 2015-16, for what reason the allocation for (a) NHS Oldham is 49 per cent below target,...

      Health Professions: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of health and care professionals registered with the (a) General Chiropractic Council, (b) General Dental Council, (c) General Medical...

      Leukaemia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia in England have access to (a) Ponatinib and (b) other...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of potential delays for patients in access to medicines as a result of changes to the National...

      General Practitioners: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the cost of medical indemnity cover required by GP practices to operate outside regular out of hours...

      General Practitioners: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will pay the costs of medical indemnity cover required by GP practices when providing an out of regular hours service.

      Smoking: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce smoking-related deaths in areas where there is higher than average incidence of such deaths.

      Medical Records: Risk Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy of the red risk rating of the care.data programme by the Major Projects Authority.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Department for Business, Innovation and Sport: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2015 to Question 2952, if he will make it his policy to secure accredited Living Wage Employer...

    • Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the availability of finance for entrepreneurs who are discharged bankrupts.

      Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will assess the effect of discharged bankruptcy on the ability of entrepreneurs to set up new businesses.

      Trade Unions: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent meetings he has had with the Trades Union Congress on trade union reform.

      Electronic Equipment: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of the Plugs and Sockets Regulations 1994 in regulating online trading of electrical...

      Electronic Equipment: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to prevent counterfeit electrical goods from being sold in the UK to protect consumers from...

      Electronic Equipment: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his policy is on restricting the sale of second-hand electrical goods; and what assessment he has made of the effect of...

      Electronic Equipment: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the number of counterfeit electrical goods that are sold in the UK.

      Electronic Equipment: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 in reducing the...

      Students: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many students at each university receive maintenance grants.

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) applicants and (b) successful applicants there have been in each (i) UK region and (ii) local authority area to the...

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations he has received from Citizens UK on the living wage.

      Apprentices: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the average change in wages is for a former apprentice three years after completion of their apprenticeship.

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with the (a) Low Pay Commission and (b) Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough...

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to improve access to postgraduate education.

      Drugs: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department supports the request by the Least-Developed Countries (LDC) group at the World Trade Organisation for an...

      National Vocational Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to evaluate the accuracy of NVQ assessments.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he plans for the proposed apprenticeship levy only to apply to private companies.

      Education: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to paragraph 3.13 of the report Fixing the foundations: creating a more prosperous nation, published in July...

      Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will endorse the Charter for Sustainable British Steel and amend his Department's procurement policies accordingly.

      Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of employee ownership on national productivity; and if he will make a statement.

      Students: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many recipients of student maintenance grants there are in each parliamentary constituency.

      Postal Services: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will request the Royal Mail to review the (a) effectiveness and (b) fairness of its postal compensation scheme.

      Science: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to paragraph 8.3 of the document Fixing the foundations: creating a more prosperous nation, what areas and...

      Business: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to encourage greater business participation in the Horizon 2020 research and innovation framework...

      Apprentices: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people who completed an apprenticeship programme in (a) Copeland constituency and (b) Cumbria received a full-time job...

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people were employed in the aerospace, defence, security and space industry in (a) each country of the UK and (b) each...

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of the contribution to the UK economy of the cyber-technology sector within the aerospace,...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many and what proportion of further education colleges reported a financial deficit in 2014-15.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what ministerial visits to sites involved in defence manufacturing there have been since 7 May 2010; and whether the local hon. Member was present at...

    • Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to achieve the target of two per cent of GDP allocated to defence without including items hitherto borne (a) by the Secret Vote and (b)...

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it remains his intention to order 13 Type 26 frigates.

      Air Force: Fairbourne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the civilian operational costs were of the Force Development Training Centre at Fairbourne in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2014-15.

      Air Force: Fairbourne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to reach a decision on the future of the Force Development Training Centre at Fairbourne.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to modernise the (a) Challenger II tank and (b) Warrior armoured fighting vehicle; and if he will make a statement.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to establish a Scout specialist vehicle assembly line in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Scout specialist vehicles he plans to procure; and if he will make a statement.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Lightning IIs he intends to procure; and if he will make a statement.

      Defence Equipment and Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many external consultants are employed in Defence Equipment and Support by his Department.

      Civil Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civil servants have filed and subsequently withdrawn HR Form 034 since 27 October 2014.

      Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many serving members of the Fleet Air Arm have given notice of their intention to leave before serving the time that they signed up for in each of...

      Armed Forces: Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the level of morale amongst military personnel on the front line.

      Raytheon: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the recent contract awarded to Raytheon Systems Ltd for Paveway IV bombs is intended to (a) replenish or (b) increase stock.

      Saudi Arabia: Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2015 to Question HL1125 on Saudi Arabia: Yemen, how many precision-guided weapons of what type are being provided to...

      Saudi Arabia: Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 9 September to Question 207819 on Saudi Arabia, what roles British personnel stationed in Saudi Arabia are carrying out...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the 21 concurrent operations in which UK armed forces are presently engaged, together with (a) their location, (b) their planned...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average retail price was of a (a) one-bed, (b) two-bed, (c) three-bed and (d) four-bed unit outside London in (i)...

    • Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will devolve powers to local authorities on determining the type of voting system used in local elections.

      Communities and Local Government: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what meetings his Department has had with trades unions in the last 12 months.

      Leasehold: Service Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to protect leaseholders who are not protected under the Landlord and Tenant Act...

      Coastal Communities Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 2.30 of the Summer Budget 2015, how much funding has been assigned to the Coastal Communities Fund...

      Social Rented Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Chancellor's Budget Statement of 8 July 2015, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Pay to...

      Homelessness: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people aged between 18 and 21 are designated as homeless in (a) Wales, (b) England and (c) Scotland.

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the proportion of local authority temporary accommodation that was procured on a nightly booked...

      Local Government: Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to encourage local authorities to collaborate with other public bodies to use the same premises; and if...

      Local Government: Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities share (a) a chief executive, (b) senior officers and (c) senior officers with other public sector...

      Social Rented Housing: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many social housing tenants aged under 25 are (a) women, (b) men, (c) black and minority ethnic, (d) white British and (e)...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to provide additional funding to support local authorities' to take account of changes in the...

      Social Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, (a) how much each local authority in England received in rent from its social housing tenants in each year from 2010 to 2015...

      Local Government Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to improve service delivery by local authorities in rural areas; and if he will make a statement.

      Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average time was for an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate to be heard following validation in each of the last five...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has for the future of the homelessness gold standard programme.

      Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average time was for an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate to be validated in each of the last (a) 12 months and (b)...

      Homelessness: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people are designated as homeless in (a) West Yorkshire and (b) Leeds; and what proportion of them are aged (i) under...

      Local Government: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will estimate what the cost to each local authority in England and Wales will be of paying staff the new National Living...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of a rise in mortgage rates on future levels of house building.

      Social Rented Housing: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2015 to Question 5575, how the four-year residency of EU migrants is to be proven; upon whom...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to section 917 of Fixing the foundations: creating a more prosperous nation, published 10 July 2015, Cm 9098,...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to section 9.17 of Fixing the foundations: creating a more prosperous nation, published on 10 July 2015, Cm...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to section 9.21 of the document Fixing the foundations: creating a more prosperous nation, published on 10 July...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to section 917 of Fixing the foundations: creating a more prosperous nation, published 10 July 2015, Cm 9098,...

      Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) social and (b) affordable homes were built in (i) London and (ii) each London borough in each year since 2010.

      Housing: Building Alterations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the aesthetic effect of loft extensions on residential areas.

      Housing: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) children and (b) adults were living in overcrowded accommodation in (i) London and (ii) each London borough in...

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the level of building on greenbelt sites in each year since 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Radlett

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what weight he gave to the likely effect on commuter train services of the work needed to the Elstree Tunnels when approving...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to section 9.17 of Fixing the foundations: creating a more prosperous nation, published on 10 July 2015, Cm...

      Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to sections 33 to 41 of the Deregulation Act 2015, when he expects to make the commencement order on retaliatory...

  • HM Treasury

    • Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will investigate whether senior employees of RBS have acted fraudulently in relation to interest swap arrangements with customers deemed to be...

    • Treasury: Living Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2015 to Question 2952, if he will make it his policy to secure accredited Living Wage Employer status for his Department...

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the one per cent cap on public sector pay rises will apply to people earning the statutory minimum wage.

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will investigate the conduct of RBS in relation to interest rate mis-selling to customers deemed to be sophisticated.

      Rent a Room Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the level of change in applications for rent-a-room tax relief as a result of changes introduced in the Summer Budget 2015.

      Rent a Room Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) households and (b) individuals have (i) applied for and (ii) received rent-a-room relief in each year since 2010.

      Revenue and Customs: Equal Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to publish the 2013 HM Revenue and Customs Equal Pay Audit; what the reasons are for the time taken to publish that audit; and if...

      Monetary Policy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the quantitative easing programme put in place by the Bank of England.

      Monetary Policy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the criteria under which assets issued as a result of the quantitative easing programme would be bought back.

      Monetary Policy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he expects further quantitative easing to be undertaken in the next three years.

      Productivity

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the sustainable rate of productive potential in the UK economy.

      Income Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to treat carried interest profits on investment fund income as liable for income tax.

      Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have accessed the Pension Wise service in each week since the inception of that service.

      Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 1.171 of the Summer Budget 2015, whether the £800 million investment in tackling tax non-compliance and evasion has been...

      Compulsory Purchase: Capital Gains Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on reform of capital gains tax in relation to compulsory purchase.

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether families with disabled children born after 6 April 2017 will continue to receive both the child element of child tax credit and the new disability...

      Office of Tax Simplification

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional responsibilities he intends to give to the Office for Tax Simplification; and if he will make a statement.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, at what level he intends to set the apprenticeship levy; and if he will make a statement.

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average length of time is between the date of receipt by HM Revenue and Customs of correspondence about inheritance tax liability and a response...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claimants will receive a net reduction in (a) tax credits, (b) disability living allowance and (c) housing support as a result of measures in the...

      Dividend Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the number of people that received dividends of £5,000 or more in 2014.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance his Department has issued on how tax credit claimants can calculate how much their tax credit entitlement will change as a result of changes...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an estimate of the total reduction in credits to households in Scotland that will arise in the next financial year as a result of measures...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of proposed changes to tax credits and housing benefit in the Summer Budget 2015 on long-term trends in...

      Covent Garden Market Authority

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what payments have accrued to the Exchequer from the New Covent Garden Market Authority in the last five years.

      Income Tax: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many officials in his Department are working on the Scottish rate of income tax.

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Paragraph 2.103 of the Summer Budget 2015, if he will estimate the number of women who will be affected by the limit of child tax credits;...

      Fiscal Policy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to help people keep more of their earnings.

      Fiscal Policy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to help people keep more of their earnings.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the measures in the Summer Budget 2015 on child poverty.

      Public Sector: Borrowing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what change there has been in his estimate of the level of government borrowing required since the Budget in March 2015.

      Average Earnings and Inflation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what comparative assessment he has made of the rates of wage growth and inflation.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Castes

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend section 9 of the Equality Act 2010 to incorporate caste as a protected characteristic.

    • Members: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to improve the representation of women in Parliament.

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2015 to Question 2952, if he will make it his policy to secure accredited Living Wage Employer status for his...

    • Channel Tunnel Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the contribution of 14 January 1994 by the then Minister for Public Transport, Official Report, column 432, on Channel Tunnel Rail...

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of Crossrail development on existing retailers and traders in Tin Pan Alley, Denmark Street.

      Railway Stations: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that any train station that has been the location of more than one serious suicide attempt in the last five years...

      Leeds-Bradford Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the number of flights from Leeds-Bradford Airport of the expansion of (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick...

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of road and rail access to regional airports; and which airports he rates as inadequate in this respect.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his oral statement of 25 June 2015, Official Report, columns 1067-8, whether Network Rail will be liable to incur fines or other...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the introduction of a Northern Oyster Card for transport capacity and connectivity in the North...

      Petrol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that petrol with nil or low biofuel content remains widely available for (a) vehicles registered as historic and (b)...

      Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if in his consideration of the proposals put forward in the Davies Report on airport capacity, he will make an assessment of the possibility that...

      London Airports

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

      Roads: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many buried bodies have been moved in each of the last five years from their lawful place of burial to facilitate development of highway work; and...

      Transport: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had on the establishment of Transport for the North with transport unions.

      A41: Hendon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason one lane of the three lane carriageway on the A41 southbound near Hendon is coned off; and for what reasons the work at that location...

      Gatwick Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from business groups in Sussex on increasing the range of destinations available from Gatwick Airport (a) in...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on (a) deregulation, (b) liberalisation and (c) other reform of the global airline industry.

      Railways: Elstree

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the likely effect of the proposed works to the Elstree Tunnels on commuter rail services.

      Gatwick Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that transport connections to Gatwick Airport remain fit for purpose; and if he will make a statement.

      Gatwick Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the rate of growth of air traffic at Gatwick Airport in the next 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the operation of Class 313 trains on Southern services from Hove Station to West Coastway destinations on...

      Railways: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many complaints his Department has received from customers about the lack of toilet facilities on Class 313 trains that run services between Hove...

      Railways: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Class 313 trains in operation on Southern's West Coastway services will be replaced with newer rolling stock.

      Railways: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on employment in Yorkshire of the electrification of the Leeds-Harrogate-York railway line.

      Leeds-Bradford Airport

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

      Cycling: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on preparing the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy for England.

      M20: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to end Operation Stack; and whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of that operation on the UK...

      M20: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to mitigate the effects of Operation Stack on motorists in Kent.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to resolve the industrial dispute at the DVLA.

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what procedures are in place to ensure aircraft maintenance crews are (a) fit to work and (b) not overtired.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Ministers in his Department approved or were consulted on the instruction made in late March 2015 that Network Rail should undertake a fuller...

      London Underground

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his contribution in the House of 16 July 2015 in response to the hon. Member for Colne Valley, what restriction will prevent the...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what average number of pilings per night was achieved by Network Rail's High Output Plant System train during (a) October to December 2014, (b)...

      Railways: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on establishing a separate Devon and Cornwall rail franchise.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will estimate the number of journeys by hauliers from Scotland that have been delayed as a result of (a) closures to the Channel Tunnel and (b)...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of converting a Class 801 Intercity Express Programme unit to bi-mode diesel operation.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what internal assessment Network Rail is undertaking of its capacity to deliver major enhancement projects.

      Walking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department plans to allocate to achieving its target of 55 per cent of children walking to school; and how his Department arrived...

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department will publish the shortlist of applications for the next round of funding for the Regional Air Connectivity Fund.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the (a) safety of cyclists and existing regulations on HGVs and (b) Cycling and Walking...

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of past awards from the Regional Air Connectivity Fund in establishing new routes; and what recent...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Central African Republic: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the UK is giving to interfaith peacebuilding and reconciliation initiatives in the Central African Republic.

    • United Arab Emirates: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of the conditions faced by migrant workers on construction of the Saadiyat Island project in the...

      United Arab Emirates: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the treatment of women by the legal system of the United Arab Emirates.

      United Arab Emirates: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his United Arab Emirates counterpart about the timescale for democratic reform in that...

      United Arab Emirates: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the government of the United Arab Emirates on the unlawful detainment of...

      Zimbabwe: Overseas Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons Zimbabwe: Commercial Opportunities, published by the British Embassy in in Harari, in June 2015, did not refer...

      Business: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take to encourage UK businesses operating and investing overseas to respect the UN Guiding Principles on...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the government of Burma provides education for Rohingya children.

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the current conflict in Yemen since 7 May 2015.

      Burma: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Burmese counterpart on that country's increased spending on its military.

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Yemeni counterpart on the current conflict in that country since 7 May 2015.

      Tristan Da Cunha: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received of illegal fishing by foreign vessels in the waters of Tristan da Cunha in the last...

      Niger: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what help his Department is giving to the government of Niger to help them police their borders to ensure their citizens do not...

      China: Falun Gong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on (a) persecution of Falun Gong practitioners and (b) alleged...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which teams from which countries is the UK Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative expert team working in partnership with.

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the compliance of signatories to the Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in...

      China: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy of the Human Rights Watch report, One passport, two systems,...

      Scottish Government: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department has provided to Ministers of the Scottish Government undertaking overseas travel in each year since...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Consular (a) hubs and (b) spokes there are in each region; and what criteria his Department has set for deciding those...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of (a) the humanitarian situation in Yemen's Saada province and (b) whether British...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the budget was of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) in (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15; and what...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, to which countries the UK Prevention Sexual Violence Initiative experts were deployed in 2014-15; and to which countries that...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department plans to support the development of land registries in developing countries.

    • Department for International Development: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2015 to Question 2952, if she will make it her policy to secure accredited Living Wage Employer...

      Colombia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government has provided aid to the government of Colombia.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what resources her Department plans to allocate to Yemen over the next six months in response to the UN Office for the Co-ordination...

      Developing Countries: Land Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate her Department has made of the amount of arable land in developing countries which is unused.

      Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department plans to take as a member of the board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to help...

      HIV Infection: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will reassess her Department's decision to reduce funding for the development of an AIDS vaccine.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what cross-departmental work her Department is engaged in to increase the retention of trained medical staff from low income countries...

      Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the press notice from the Prime Minister's Office dated 7 June 2015, announcing a global programme of drug...

      Africa: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the level and sustainability of public and private debt in emerging African economies.

      Females: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government plans to support the target on ending violence against women and girls at the UN General Assembly in September 2015.

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2015 to Question 2952, if she will make it her policy to secure accredited Living Wage Employer status for her...

    • Department for Education: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what meetings her Department has had with trades unions in the last 12 months.

      Primary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of primary schools in (a) Bristol South constituency, (b) Bristol and (c) England received a mark of good or outstanding according to...

      Languages: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June 2015 to Question 842, what the timescale is, and what methodology is being used for, the consultation on the future...

      Education: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to eliminate cheating by students and teachers in GCSE and A-level coursework and controlled assessments.

      Poverty and Life Chances Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she has taken in response to the recommendations of the Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances, published in 2010.

      Pupils: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding her Department has provided to further education and sixth form colleges since 2010 to support them in tackling homophobic and...

      Basic Skills: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that parenting and life skills are reflected in the national curriculum from primary school to GCSE level.

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many hours Sure Start centres were open to the public in each local authority area in each year from 2010 to 2015.

      Children in Care: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 23 of the Ofsted report, Children looked after placements by English authorities, published on 14 July 2015, how many of the 29...

      Schools: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent on (a) tablet computers and (b) other new information technology for students in schools in (i) 2012-13 and (ii) 2013-14.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in care have been placed in children's homes outside their local authority area in each of the last five years.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she has taken to reduce the number of children in care placed out of their home local authority area.

      Pre-school Education: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to make Ofsted inspections of (a) children's centres and (b) other early years settings as rigorous as inspection of primary and...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of pupils were eligible for free school meals in secondary schools in (a) Ashfield, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) England...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) England subsequently...

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Sure Start children's centres closed in each of the last three years in (a) England and (b) Copeland constituency.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of pupils were eligible for free school meals in primary and infant schools in (a) Ashfield, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c)...

      Mathematics and Physics: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure high standards of teaching in maths and physics.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to support recruitment and retention of high quality teachers.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of broadband speed and coverage on local economies.

    • Music: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many applications were received by the Arts Council for funding for (a) opera and (b) brass bands in each of the last three years;...

      Broadband: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects the roll-out of rural broadband to be completed in East Sussex; and if he will make a statement.

      Sports: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of children in (a) Copeland constituency and (b) Cumbria participated in at least one hour of sport per week in each of...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of premises covered by (a) 2G voice and low data rate mobile coverage, (b) 3G...

      Arts Council England: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of Arts Council staff are (a) male, (b) female, (c) white, (d) from an ethnic minority background, (e)...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether any of the funding for rollout of superfast broadband top sliced from the television licence fee has been retained for phase 3...

      Mobile Phones: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Scotland and (b) Ministers in the Scottish Government on the...

      Remembrance Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to include representations from the Polish forces and other countries at the 2015 Remembrance Day...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Crops: Pests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the trends in numbers of cabbage stem flea beetle in the UK since December 2013.

    • Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with representatives of (a) the EU and (b) each of its member states on promotion of...

      Food: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to encourage the recycling of food waste in schools and hospitals.

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to reduce the amount of waste that goes in to landfill.

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the amount of waste disposed in landfill sites in each of the last five years.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what new incentives she is offering to promote the circular economy and reduce waste.

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department (a) has submitted and (b) plans to submit data to the European Food Safety Authority's investigation...

      Seals: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with her counterpart in the Scottish Government on seal (a) culls and (b) conservation; and if...

      Insects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to support pollinators on farmland.

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with her foreign counterparts on strategies to tackle food wastage.

      Rural Areas: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to increase innovation in the rural economy; and if she will make a statement.

      Ash Dieback Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of options for controlling ash dieback other than through the destruction of saplings; and if...

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that the welfare of non-wild animals in circuses is...

      Waste Disposal: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the incidence of waste dumped illegally in rural areas; and if she will make a...

      Wild Boar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the level of the wild boar population is controlled.

      Birds: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of trends in the number of small songbirds in rural areas; and if she will make a...

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she intends to bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit the use of wild animals in circuses.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on the discard of fish which can no longer be discarded lawfully at sea on land, and the potential...

      Covent Garden Market Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) positions and (b) pay were of the principal officers of the New Covent Garden Market Authority in the last five...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many incidences of avian influenza have been reported in each of the last 36 months.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Hinkley Point C Power Station: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what freedom of information (FOI) requests her Department has received on evidence submitted to the European Commission as part of the...

    • Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the time taken for safety-critical maintenance work to be completed on offshore oil and gas...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to section 4.2 of the Summer Budget 2015, what steps she plans to take to ensure that making the most of the UK's oil...

      Climate Change: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the Geneva Pledge on Human...

      Energy: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress her Department has made on introducing enhanced data sharing to allow energy suppliers to deliver more targeted support...

      Temperature

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions she has had with the Meteorological Office on its finding that 1 July 2015 was the hottest July day recorded in the UK.

      Wind Power: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the value was of subsidies to onshore wind energy providers in each of the last three years.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what guidance her Department has published on the effect of loft extensions on the installation of solar roof panels.

      UN Climate Change Conference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress has been made on (a) negotiation on and (b) preparations for the November 2015 climate change conference; and if she...

      River Ouse: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the potential use of the River Ouse as a source of renewable energy.

      Fuel Poverty: Mobile Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to ensure that the fuel poverty strategy benefits people living in park homes.

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2015 published on 15...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Living Wage

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2015 to Question 2952, if he will make it his policy to secure accredited Living Wage Employer status for the Law Officers...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2015 to Question 2952, if he will make it his policy to secure accredited Living Wage Employer status for his Department...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • First Offenders: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of defendants with no previous convictions or cautions were given a custodial sentence for a first offence in magistrates' courts in 2014.

    • Ministry of Justice: Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2015 t Question 5246, to which periodicals and newspapers his Department's office at 102 Petty France, Westminster...

      Magistrates: Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what rules apply to membership of Magistrates' Courts' Benches by discharged bankrupts.

      Courts: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many fines have been (a) issued by courts and (b) collected in 2014-15 to date.

      Life Imprisonment: Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of offenders were sentenced to life imprisonment for the offence of rape in each of the last five years.

      Prisons: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2015 to Question 3782, in which prisons each of the (a) illegal items and (b) other items were found in each package...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the highest number of previous convictions for rape was for an individual convicted of a further offence of rape in the last 10 years; and what the...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to introduce victim awareness training for lawyers in accordance with Article 25 of Directive 2012/29/EU.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure compliance with Directive 2012/29/EU on ensuring minimum rights for victims by 16 November 2015.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of existing victim support services to assess whether the UK will comply with Directive 2012/29/EU ensuring minimum rights...

      Life Imprisonment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2015 to Question 4022, how many of the cases in the negative outcomes category related to (a) transfer to an open...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2015 to Question 3497, for what reason his Department was able to provide this information on 29 August 2013, Official...

      Ministry of Justice: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2015 to Question 2952, if his will make it his policy to secure accredited Living Wage Employer status for his...

      Criminal Proceedings: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the effect on criminal court proceedings in North Wales has been of the withdrawal of legal services by legal aid solicitors in that region.

      Courts: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure the safety of court and security staff following the attack on a custody officer at Blackfriars Crown Court on 29 June...

      Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to help families protect a missing person's financial and legal affairs.

      Prisoners: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much compensation has been paid to prisoners in each of the last five years; for what reason the compensation was paid; and how many and what...

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the use of collaborative technology in criminal court proceedings.

      Courts: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in what circumstances the criminal courts charge can be deemed to have been paid as a result of time spent in custody at the time of the imposition of...

      Spring Hill Prison: Muslims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners in HMP Springhill were Muslim on 16 May 2015.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people given a life sentence for rape who were released in the last 10 years have subsequently committed a further such offence.

      Courts: Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the successful bidder for the Compliance and Enforcement Service contract will have access to personal data held on defaulters by HM Revenue and...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish a Victims' Bill to enshrine key rights for victims in law.

      Unpaid Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the value is of outstanding fines that were written off in each of the last five years; and how many outstanding fines were written off in each...

      Exhumation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what rules govern the removal of buried bodies to new locations from their lawful place of burial; and how many bodies are currently scheduled to be so...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff were employed by (a) HM Courts Service and (b) the Tribunals Service in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many emergency protection orders there were in England between 2010 and 2015; and if he will bring forward legislative proposals to increase the...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the timeliness of the provision of Crown Prosecution Service papers in court.

  • Scotland Office

    • Welfare State: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Government's welfare programme on social and economic inequalities in Scotland.

    • Trade Unions: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what meetings his Department has had with (a) the Scottish Trades Union Congress and (b) individual affiliated trades unions in the last 12 months.

      Dover House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many events have been hosted by non-government bodies at Dover House since he assumed his current appointment.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with Ministers from the Scottish Government on the implications of holding a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU on...

      Devolution: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his contribution in the House on 8 June 2015, Official Report, column 926, what comparative assessment he has made of the scope of powers...

  • Cabinet Office

    • House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his policy is on introducing elections to the House of Lords.

    • Government Departments: Reviews

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what cross-departmental reviews are being undertaken by his Department; and what the extent and nature of the engagement with the devolved...

      Government Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much each Department spent on each method of advertising in each of the last five years.

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2015 to Question 2556, whether, under his plans, digital illiteracy will stay above the target of 10 per cent of the...

      Childbirth: Cumbria

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many births were recorded at (a) West Cumberland Hospital and (b) Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle in each of the last 10 years.

      National Security

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Government will assess the vulnerability of the UK to economic and financial warfare when developing the National Security Strategy.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Women and Sport Advisory Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what work the Ministerial Advisory Group on Women and Sport has undertaken since its inception.

    • Broadband: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department's innovation fund was funded from the BBC's funding for broadband.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has spent on producing and maintaining dcmsblog.uk in each of the last five years; and how many unique visitors...

      Digital Broadcasting: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of DAB radio reception across Wales; what information his Department holds on which areas...

      Journalism: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received from journalists on the practice of regional publications not recruiting journalists who have...

      Music: Video Recordings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will hold discussions with the music industry on a voluntary video rating and classification code for music videos.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Divisions: Technology

      To ask the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate he has made of the change in the cost of electronic upgrades for recording...

    • Select Committees: Technology

      To ask the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, what progress has been made on developing device independent applications for the distribution...

      House of Commons: Uniforms

      To ask the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will take steps to allow door-keeping staff a summer uniform made from lighter...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many service personnel (1) on operational development, and (2) in total, were garrisoned in Northern Ireland in the latest period for which figures are...

    • Ministry of Defence: Public Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent budget, how much extra money will be available to the Ministry of Defence in 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18 and...

      War Widows: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the cost of reinstating the pensions of war widows who lost their pensions when they remarried or chose to cohabit, and who have not had their...

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether elements of defence-related intelligence have been added to the defence budget.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Zimbabwe: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in any discussions they are having with the government of Zimbabwe on the subject of pensions owed to former Rhodesian or...

    • Zimbabwe: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the fact that the government of Zimbabwe’s obligation to pay the pensions owed to former Rhodesian or Zimbabwean public servants has...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo calling for the release of Fred Bauma and Yves Makwambala.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo regarding allegations of unlawful detention and acts of torture by...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of the Democratic Republic Congo pressing for an independent, credible, and transparent investigation...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the call from Human Rights Watch for an exhumation of the mass grave at Maluka by an international team.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Overseas Students: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what alternatives are currently available to international students who are ineligible for undergraduate student finance.

    • Higher Education: Part-time Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 6 July (HL793), what assessment they have made of the decline in the number of undergraduates in...

      Skilled Workers: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the number of working adults aged 25 to 64 considering higher education in the next five years, what specific steps they propose to take to...

      Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for the latest year for which figures are available, how many people in England aged (1) 16, (2) 17, (3) 18, (4) 19–21, (5) 22–24, and (6) 25...

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for the latest year for which figures are available, what is the total level of funding for apprenticeships in England available for those aged (1)...

      Apprentices: Engineering

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how decisions about allocating funding to engineering apprenticeships for those aged (1) 16–18, and (2) 19 and over, are made.

      Students: Grants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the cost of (1) full, and (2) partial, maintenance grants for full-time undergraduate students in higher education in England studying at (a)...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many students in England are studying (1) full-time undergraduate degrees, (2) foundation degrees, and (3) other undergraduate degrees; and of each...

  • Department for International Development

    • Sierra Leone: Ebola

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total cost to date of assistance to Sierra Leone to combat the Ebola outbreak; and how those costs have been allocated between departments.

    • Department for International Development: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list those persons appointed as chairs of non-departmental public bodies by the Department for International Development.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps have been taken and what steps they plan to take to increase the number of registrations with the Information Commissioner’s Office; what...

    • Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what budgetary provision the Information Commissioner’s Office has made regarding its data protection activities for the next financial year.

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what new additional capacity in the adult prison estate is (1) planned or (2) under construction; in which prisons; how many additional units will be...

      Deaths in Custody Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they are making to evaluate and respond to each of the recommendations in the report of the Harris Review Changing Prisons, Saving Lives;...

      Wandsworth Prison

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government by what percentage the number of prison officers at HMP Wandsworth has reduced since May 2010.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Business: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage corporations to sponsor women’s football teams and other initiatives.

    • Civil Partnerships: Siblings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any proposals to enable two siblings to enter into a legally binding civil partnership.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the guidance issued to Jobcentre Plus staff regarding tailored conditionality for claimants...

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many, and what proportion of, households affected by the proposed reduction of the benefit cap to £23,000 per year receive (1) Employment and...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make the planned further £74 million of funding available to upper tier local authorities for local welfare assistance schemes in...

      Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on LGBT young people of the announcement in the Budget of the withdrawal of housing benefit from under-21...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the annual rate of sanctions applied to Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants in each of the years from 2010 to 2014 inclusive, calculated by...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list those persons appointed as chairs of non-departmental public bodies by the Department for Work and Pensions.

      Occupational Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made on the implementation of the Fit for Work scheme; and whether the pilot schemes have been successful.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average sum held in the pension funds of people who were enrolled in a pension scheme as part of the auto-enrolment process.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Assets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 6 July (HL719), what assessment they have made of the biodiversity and potential nature...

    • Food: Dietary Supplements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staple foods in the United Kingdom are subject to mandatory fortification.

      White Fish: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken to prevent the disappearance of sea bass in the English Channel and North Sea due to overfishing.

      Water Companies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the coming into force of the Water Act 2014, any work has been done to promote new entrants to the deregulated parts of the water supply...

      Water Companies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether, following the coming into force of the Water Act 2014, income from regulated water markets has been used to set up...

  • HM Treasury

    • Exports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the finding of the Office for Budget Responsibility that they will miss the target to increase exports to £1 trillion...

    • Inheritance Tax: Siblings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to extend inheritance tax relief to long-term cohabiting and codependent siblings.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Radioactive Waste

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in their national survey to establish the most suitable, and least hazardous, geological sites for the long-term storage of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Life Peers: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many persons nominated for a peerage for each of the political parties have been referred to the House of Lords Appointments Commission since 30 March.

    • Life Peers: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what dates since 30 March the House of Lords Appointments Commission has met to consider nominations for a peerage.

      Electoral Register: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the proportion of people aged 18 on the electoral registers in (1) Northern Ireland, and (2) Great Britain; and what consideration they have given to...

      Electoral Register: Fines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many civil penalties for non-compliance with the electoral registration process have been issued since the penalty system was introduced; and what steps...

      Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the advice of the Electoral Commission that the transition to individual electoral registration should not be brought...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the limits in force for donations to political parties.

      National Security

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the new National Security Strategy and supporting risk register will be completed, in order to inform the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review.

      Civil Service Learning

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff are presently employed by Civil Service Learning; and, of these, how many teach on modules that address the role of Parliament and the...

      Senior Civil Servants: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many members of the Senior Civil Service have completed e-learning modules provided by Civil Service Learning since its inception in April 2011; and, of...

      Charities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to discuss with the Charity Commission the need for charities to include in their requests for donations the level of support they...

      Privy Council

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to advise Her Majesty that an upper limit should be set on the size of the Privy Council.

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations with Parliament and civil society have been arranged as a part of the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review.

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the findings of the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review will be announced.

  • Department of Health

    • Pregnancy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of pregnancies are unplanned; and what assessment they have made of the relationship between unplanned pregnancies and the high-risk period...

    • Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts are being made to ensure that those suffering from Type 1 diabetes (1) have comparable outcomes, and (2) have comparable routine care, to those...

      Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take in the next 12 months to ensure that those with Type 1 diabetes meet similar targets for the recommended care processes, and for...

      Pregnancy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) singleton, and (2) multiple, pregnancies were dealt with in each (a) hospital trust, and (b) region, in each of the last 10 years.

      Childbirth

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases there were involving the stillbirth, neonatal death or disability of a baby, or the disability of the mother or maternal death, in a singleton...

      Childbirth

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases there were involving the stillbirth, neonatal death or disability of a baby, or the disability of the mother or maternal death, in a multiple...

      Exercise

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to ensure an increase in physical leisure activity among the population in order to tackle the rise in obesity among adults and children.

      Congenital Abnormalities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for introducing a Birth Defects Prevention Month and a Folic Acid Awareness Week, such as those that take place in...

      Folic Acid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were (1) the age distribution, and (2) gender distribution, of those from whom blood samples were taken for folate status analysis for the recent...

      Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure provision of social care for non self-pay service users in the event of systemic failure in the social care market.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how long the revised Cancer Drugs Fund list will be available for patients and clinicians to access.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have taken place, if any, with NHS England about (1) the levels of unmet need in rare cancers, and (2) incremental innovation in rare...

      Mental Health Services: Chinese

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a strategy has been developed for dealing with mental health problems arising in the United Kingdom' Chinese community.

      Health Services: Males

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which joint strategic needs assessments pay due regard to men’s health issues.

      Health Services and Social Services: Living Wage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much additional funding they estimate the new national living wage will require (1) for the provision of publicly-funded adult social care, and (2) for...

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