Written answers

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to prevent toxic fumes from aircraft engines entering the cabin and causing crew and passengers to fall ill.

    • Parking: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what powers (a) local authorities and (b) the police have to enforce proper use of designated disabled parking spaces on public highways.

      Midland Mainline: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what timetable he has set for procurement of the replacement of the HST trains on the Midland Mainline.

      River Thames: Bridges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he will publish the (a) business case and (b) payment schedule for the £30 million allocated to the Garden Bridge project in the National...

      Cycling and Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's average annual expenditure on (a) cycling and (b) walking per head was in each year from 2011-12 to 2015-16; and what plans his...

      Manchester Airport: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many of the recommendations of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch in its report on the accident to Boeing 737-236 series 1, G-BGJC at...

      Level Crossings: Lincoln

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Office of Rail and Road and (b) Network Rail on the delays to Brayford Wharf East Level Crossing in...

      Office of Rail and Road

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) his Department's Rail Executive, (b) Network Rail and (c) other bodies on the future of the Office of Road...

      Office of Rail and Road

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) current and (b) former (i) employees and (ii) board members of the Office of Road and Rail receive concessionary rail travel.

      Hitachi: Newton Aycliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the new Hitachi Trains factory at Newton Aycliffe will be (a) officially opened and (b) working at full capacity.

      First Great Western: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, where the new Inter City Express train sets for First Great Western will be (a) manufactured and (b) assembled.

      First Great Western: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the timetable for the delivery of the first train for First Great Western of 25 May 2017 will be met.

      East Coast Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, where the modification to include a buffet car in standard class of the IEP train sets for the East Coast line will be (a) manufactured and (b) assembled.

      East Coast Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the effect to the delivery timetable for IEP trains for the East Coast line of the modifications to include a buffet...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to publicise the ending of the paper counterpart to driving licences; and what arrangements are in place to support drivers...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how his Department will administer the new arrangements for social housing tenants on higher income to higher rents; and...

    • Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will alter planning rules to allow for applications for planning permission to be refused by people for reasons other...

      Animal Breeding: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken in response to representations made (a) by e-petition and (b) otherwise on his decision to grant...

      Coastal Revival Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to announce the list of successful bids to the Coastal Revival Fund.

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans for the extension of the Right to Buy scheme to housing associations to encompass fully mutual housing...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2015 to Question 6077, how many (a) meetings and (b) emails his Department has had with the...

    • Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2015 to Question 6077, which organisations he consulted when drafting that guidance.

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2015 to Question 6077, if he will publish and place in the Library the guidance on engaging...

      Iran: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Iranian counterpart on the human rights situation in that country.

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Sri Lankan counterpart on the treatment of Tamil detainees in Sri Lanka since the...

      Middle East: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with their counterparts in (i) the United Arab Emirates,...

      Thailand: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to protect human rights defenders in Thailand.

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to help co-ordinate (a) a European and (b) a wider international response to the refugee situation.

      Sahel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on re-deploying a Special Envoy to the Sahel region.

      Central African Republic: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) regional security and (b) migration to the EU of instability in the Central...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Post Codes: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of the inclusion of the Postcode Address File in the sale of Royal Mail on (a) small...

    • Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what investments have been made through the Green Investment Bank in each region and constituent part of the UK.

      Direct Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to help people to stop receiving unsolicited mail.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department's total spending was on climate change adaptation in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14 and (e)...

    • Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the total value was of projects funded by her Department on climate change adaptation in each year since 2010-11; and how much is...

      Department for International Development: Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, in what ways the candidate recruited for the post of Senior External Communications Officer for Scotland and other devolved...

      Department for International Development: Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the salary and other costs associated with the post of Senior External Communications Officer for Scotland and other devolved...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she last received correspondence from the Scottish Government Minister for International Development; and when she plans to reply...

      New Alliance for Food Safety and Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the value for money of the projects supported by the G7 New Alliance for Food Security and...

      Overseas Aid: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has spent on aid and assistance to children in countries at war with Daesh.

      Central African Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what spending and technical support her Department has committed to what programmes in Central African Republic in each of the last...

      West Africa: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has spent on (a) physical infrastructure and (b) hygiene promotion for water, sanitation and hygiene services...

      Africa: Conflict Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of its funding to the African Union Gender, Peace and Security Programme on each...

  • Department for Education

    • Primary Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many state-maintained primary schools in England have no male teachers on their permanent staff.

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many special educational needs co-ordinators were employed in each financial year since 2009.

      Languages: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the number of pupils entered for GCSEs in (a) Gujarati, (b) modern Hebrew, (c) Bengali and (d) Mandarin...

      Education Funding Agency: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Education Funding Authority first (a) had an interest in the Maddox offices property located in Birmingham Northfield, (b) entered...

      Education Funding Agency: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much the Education Funding Authority paid for the Maddox offices site located in Birmingham Northfield.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

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

      Secondary Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how she plans to ensure that there are sufficient A Level and GCSE examination markers in 2016; and if she will make a statement.

      GCE A-Level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to issue guidance about the next phase of A Level reform; and if she will make a statement.

      Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June to Question 3853, when the consultation on the future of community languages will be launched.

      Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many primary school children are receiving more than two hours of physical education per week.

      Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the quality of provision of physical education and school sport in secondary schools.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to publish the Small Schools Taskforce report.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what provision is made in schools for young adults to learn about money management.

      Defamation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of false allegations of child abuse or mistreatment made against staff in (a) professional care centres, (b)...

      Childcare: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what threshold for (a) individual and (b) household earnings she plans to introduce to determine eligibility for the Government's 30 hours free...

      Schools: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the name is of each (a) community school, (b) voluntary aided school, (c) voluntary controlled school, (d) foundation school and (e) academy...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: North West

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, which Church of England churches in the Diocese of (a) Blackburn, (b) Manchester, (c) Liverpool and (d) Carlisle...

    • Churches: Blackburn

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, which Church of England churches in the Diocese of Blackburn were subject to metal theft from rooves in (a) 2012,...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether army apprenticeships at Level 3 require students to have achieved Level 2 qualifications in (a) English and (b) mathematics in order to complete...

    • Armed Forces: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the catering cost was of each of his Department's UK training bases or camps in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which agency or company is providing catering at each of his Department's UK training bases or camps; how many staff have been employed by each agency...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many embedded UK military personnel have served overseas in each year since 2005; in which military force or coalition such personnel served; how...

      Ministry of Defence Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether discussions between his Department and the Cabinet Office on Ministry of Defence Police pension arrangements have concluded; and if he will make...

      Middle East: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assistance the armed forces are giving to refugees fleeing Daesh.

      Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2015 to Question 7650, how many people HMS Enterprise has rescued from the Mediterranean sea in each week since 29...

      Armed Forces: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many foreign service personnel on exchanges served in Northern Ireland under Operation Banner.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department will respond to the letter dated 20 May 2015 from the hon. Member for Dudley North, reference ZA14622, on the bidding...

    • Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to automatically increase on an annual basis the earnings limit for carer's allowance in line with annual...

      Jobcentres: Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, who was consulted by the person in his Department who took the decision to close Wallasey Jobcentre Plus before making that decision; and if...

      Jobcentres: Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much will be saved by the closure of the Wallasey Jobcentre Plus in Liscard; which other locations in the Wirral were considered for...

      Jobcentres: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what average time is taken to deal with appointments at (a) Birkenhead Jobcentre Plus and (b) Wallasey Jobcentre Plus; and how many claimants...

      Jobcentres: Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff who work at the Wallasey Jobcentre Plus in Liscard live within two miles of that office; and how many such staff will be (a)...

      Jobcentres: Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, who within his Department took the decision to close the Wallasey Jobcentre Plus in Liscard; when that decision was taken; which criteria were...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Archives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the Darlington Filestores site has not been included in the re-tendering bid for the Document Management and Associated...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Archives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what legal advice his Department has received on the tendering process for the Document Management and Associated Services (document storage) bid.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons his Department is not permitting Capita to provide dual-tape deck recorders for use by claimants of personal independence...

      Vacancies: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many clinical trials have been advertised to jobseekers through Jobcentre Plus as employment opportunities.

      Social Security Benefits: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what specialist training is given to employment and support allowance and personal independence payment assessors on handling claimants with...

      Jobclubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants have (a) participated in and (b) found work through Work Clubs in each of the last five years.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants have found work through a placement with a sector-based work academy in each year since such schemes have been...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance is issued by his Department on how long successful claimants of personal independence payment should wait before their first...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new claims for (a) tax credits, (b) jobseeker's allowance, (c) employment and support allowance, (d) income support and (e) housing...

      Vetting: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his Department's policy to fund Standard disclosure and barring checks (DBS) for jobseekers' allowance claimants who have...

      Social Security Benefits: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many students diagnosed with cancer have applied for (a) personal independence payments and (b) disability living allowance since April...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answers of 30 June 2015 to Questions 4382 and 4385, what his Department's planning assumptions are on (a) the CSA case closure...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department collected statistics before May 2015 on the proportion of households affected by the benefit cap who were in receipt of...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to collect information on changes in the number of people claiming (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) income...

      Parents: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to review the rate at which small businesses can recover statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave pay.

      Welfare Reform and Work Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will conduct a cumulative impact assessment of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill for (a) carers, (b) women and (c) people in receipt of...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of times sanctions are incorrectly imposed on employment and support allowance and...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment and support allowance claimants with (a) Parkinson's disease, (b) rheumatoid arthritis, (c) motor neurone disease, (d)...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Habitual Residence Test

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Habitual Residence Test on the ability of UK citizens to claim jobseeker's allowance.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Archives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the Darlington Filestores site will not be included in the re-tendered contract between his Department and Capita Filestores;...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Archives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish all legal advice provided to his Department on the Document Management and document storage procurement process between...

      Social Security Benefits: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that migrants entering the UK do not receive instant access to welfare benefits.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people received assessments for both employment and support allowance and personal independence payment in (a) 2014 and (b) the first...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average cost of an individual assessment for (a) employment and support allowance and (b) personal independence payment was in the...

      Means-tested Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether means-testing for the purpose of calculating benefits is calculated using income before or after deductions for pension contributions...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in which post codes in the UK agreed limits for air pollution were breached in the most recent year available.

    • Stray Dogs: India and Romania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has held with (a) her ministerial colleagues and (b) her foreign counterparts on the culling of stray...

      Rabbits: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will review the working of section 14 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and publish a new Code of Conduct relating to...

      Timber: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that wood or paper products from illegal or unsustainable timber sources are not being...

      Timber: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to (a) back amendments to the EU Timber Regulation so that it covers all timber and wood...

      Wildlife: Import Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will hold discussions with UK airlines on the transit of hunting trophies through UK airports.

      Porpoises: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Report No. 544 of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, on the identification of discrete and...

      Flood Control: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the Environment Agency on improving flood defences in (a) Lincoln and (b) Lincolnshire.

      Timber: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions her Department has had with its EU counterparts on meeting targets for the (a) illegal and (b)...

      Oilseed Rape: Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether in the case of the use of the derogation agreed between the EU and the UK Government allowing the use of...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the potential effect on her Department's economic and environmental indicators of the...

      Soil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to (a) protect and (b) increase soil fertility.

      Dairy Products: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which countries do not allow imports of dairy products from the UK; what steps she is taking to reduce the number of...

      Supermarkets: Farmers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessments she has made of the fairness of contracts between supermarkets and farmers; and if she will make a...

      Milk: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support she is giving to dairy farmers who are receiving less for their milk products than the cost of production; and...

      Dairy Products: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to allow UK dairy products to be exported to Russia; and if she will make a statement.

      Slaughterhouses: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when her Department plans to respond to the Farm Animal Welfare Committee's opinion on CCTV in slaughterhouses, published in...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to prevent the illegal hunting of mammals with dogs in the UK.

  • Home Office

    • Police: Gwent

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total cost to the public purse (a) was of the Gwent Police Authority in the financial year 2010-11 and (b) has been of the Gwent...

    • Police: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department provides on training to be provided to call handlers in police control rooms.

      Rape: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the increase in the number of rapes reported to the West Mercia Police from 2013-14 to 2014-15.

  • HM Treasury

    • Pensions: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Scotland have made use of the new pension flexibilities introduced on 6 April 2015.

    • Pensions: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Scotland have received guidance from the Pension Wise guidance service (a) face-to-face, (b) by telephone and (c) online.

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Leeds

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings he has had with Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership since the 2015 General Election; and what plans he has to meet with that...

      Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the terms of reference are for his Department's forthcoming review of debt administration.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July to Question 7590, what his timetable is for publishing updated guidance and advice on the implementation of changes to tax...

      Barclays: Cyprus

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the number of British citizens living in Cyprus who will be affected by the decision by Barclays Bank to close the...

      Funerals: Insurance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will assess the potential merits of creating an ombudsman for the funeral plans industry to investigate alleged instances of undeclared fees being...

      Insolvency

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to reform personal insolvency to make it easier for people who have been the subject of either bankruptcy or a Debt Relief Order to...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Nuclear Installations: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to Box 3, page 81, of her Department's Annual Report and Account 2014-15, what assessment she has made of the...

    • Fuel Poverty: Greenwich and Woolwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of the number of people in Greenwich and Woolwich constituency affected by fuel poverty in each year since 2007.

      Radioactive Waste: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what contingency plans her Department has in place to ensure that coastal communities are protected in the case of a breach in the...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the average cost to a consumer is of the (a) installation and (b) removal of a pre-payment meter.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how her Department plans to feed into the upcoming OFGEM consultation on the costs of pre-payment meters.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Kids Company

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of how many children and young people have been affected by the closure of Kids Company.

    • Kids Company: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what concerns his Department had about the leadership, management and governance at Kids Company when making its recent decisions on funding.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which projects have received an amber red classification as referred to in the latest annual report of the Major Projects Authority.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress is being made on providing a system for mobile phone networks to share their transmissions.

  • Department of Health

    • Respiratory System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many bed days each year are used by the NHS for treating respiratory diseases.

    • Respiratory System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of working days lost each year due to respiratory diseases.

      Local Authorities: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) the London Borough of Enfield and (b) other local authorities receive their target funding...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what monitoring his Department undertakes of the implementation of guidance in the document, Immunisation against infectious disease, and the section 7A...

      NHS: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to increase the budget of the NHS to meet the cost of making the NHS a full seven days a week service.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to tackle childhood obesity.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when patient records will be made available to commercial pharmacies.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy not to introduce user charges or insurance-based funding or hold an inquiry into introducing such changes into the NHS...

      Dementia: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the diagnosis rate for dementia of people of each (a) age group and (b) gender in (i) Allerdale borough and (b) Copeland borough has been in each of...

      Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses from non-EEA countries who were granted Tier 2 visas between 6 April 2011 and 5 April 2012 are employed in each hospital trust on annual...

      Autism: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what new funding he intends to allocate to autism diagnostic services for young people aged between 12 and 17 years old.

      Drugs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with which organisations and individuals (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have discussed the availability of repurposed off-patent drugs...

      Drugs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the outcome was of the stakeholder roundtable discussion on off-patent drugs convened by his Department on 11 February 2015.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to update the national stroke strategy when the implementation period ends in December 2017.

      Strokes: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Stroke-Act FAST campaign.

      Strokes: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding has been allocated by his Department to the Stroke-Act FAST campaign in each year between 2009 and 2015.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals in England have a Masimo Rad-57 Oximeter in their accident and emergency departments.

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