Written answers

Thursday, 10 September 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how his Department monitors and enforces International Maritime Organisation regulation on air quality in cities.

    • Taxis: Guide Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will introduce licensing conditions for taxi drivers to ensure they will carry guide dogs and other assistance dogs.

      Trolleybuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on the Inquiry Inspector's report following the public inquiry into the New Generation Trolleybus scheme; and when he...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the implications for his Department's policies of the increase in the number of privately owned drones and its...

      Transport: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with (a) Transport for London and (b) transport authorities in other countries on establishing Transport for the North.

      A303: Bypasses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to improve the safety of the Ilminster bypass on the A303; and if he will direct the Highways Agency to revisit this matter in...

      National Air Traffic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether an official in his Department has examined the feasibility of (a) partially and (b) wholly selling his Department's share of National Air...

      Department for Transport: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff from his Department formerly seconded to the Airports Commission have returned to his Department to work on aviation policy.

      M56: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 June 2015 to Question 3171, how many reported personal injury road accidents of each severity there were on the M56...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what Network Rail resources have been transferred since 25 June 2015 to the (a) Great Western electrification project and (b) North West...

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make the provision of turn-up-and-go facilities to be a requirement in the next award of franchises for (a) South Eastern railways and (b)...

      Rolling Stock: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the validity of permitted deviations from the Railway Group Standards when the rolling stock to which those derogations were...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he was informed by officials in his Department in March 2015 that Network Rail had advised his Department that decisions might be required in...

      Department for Transport: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2015 to Question 3926, for what reason the Ministerial transparency data series has not been updated in accordance...

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward proposals to introduce a default 20 mph speed limit in built-up areas.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Telecommunications: National Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the planning system in the delivery of mobile...

    • Communities and Local Government: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what meetings his Department has had with (a) Dart Energy, (b) Igas Energy, (c) Cuadrilla Resources, (d) INEOS Group, (e)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Oman: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to visit Oman in 2015.

    • Brazil: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2015 to Question 5658, what the last date was when his Department contacted the Brazilian...

      Brazil: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2015 to Question 5658 on Brazil: beath, after what date without a resolution his Department...

      Middle East: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterparts in (a) Kuwait, (b) Saudi Arabia, (c) the United Arab Emirates and (d)...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent representations she has received from charities and lobby groups on the legal status of (a) abortion and (b) abortion medication...

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive and members of the Northern Ireland Assembly on the legal status of (a)...

      Queen Elizabeth II: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans her Department has to celebrate in Northern Ireland Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest serving British monarch; and...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Foreign Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to ensure that students studying abroad whose studies are interrupted by conflict have access to student...

    • Carbon Emissions: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of (a) the implications for his policies of the French government's proposed introduction of...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for how long UK citizens are required to reside in the UK in order to be eligible for student finance.

      Overseas Companies Regulations 2009

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps Companies House is taking to enforce the Overseas Companies Regulations 2009; and how many prosecutions have been...

      Arts: Foundation Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations he has received on proposed changes to the number of student places offered in art and design foundation...

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the reasons are for the distinction, made in the Annexes to his Department's response, published in March 2015, to its...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what consultation took place between his Department and HM Treasury before the Summer Budget 2015 on the introduction of an...

      British Business Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of investments made through the British Business Bank to date have been made in each region and nation of the UK.

      Sixth Form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to Reviewing post-16 Education and Training Institutions, published by his Department on 20 July 2015, whether he...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what value of penalties has been issued to each employer found to be non-compliant with National Minimum Wage legislation since...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Mckinsey and Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many employees of McKinsey are working on his Department's spending review; for how long those employees have been so...

      Research Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations he has received on the future of the Research Councils.

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which (a) HEIs, (b) Research Institutes, (c) Catapult Centres and (d) other research institutions funded by HEFCE are located...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her policy is on changing the wording of Sustainable Development Goal 3.4 from premature mortality to preventable mortality in...

  • Department for Education

    • Academies: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost has been of each academy conversion in Cheshire West and Chester since 2002.

    • Children's Rights: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Government's work to increase awareness of children's human rights.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Euthanasia: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average sentence for the offence of assisted suicide is for each year since 2009.

    • Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the introduction of employment tribunal fees on access to justice for women subjected to...

      Young People: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will review and reform legislation on the prosecution of teenagers engaging in consensual sexual relationships over social media and the internet.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Blackburn

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, which Church of England churches in the Diocese of Blackburn have been subject to metal theft from roofs in each...

    • Churches: Food Banks

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to support communities to the demand for Church-run food banks.

  • Scotland Office

    • Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, with reference to the statement by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury of 10 June 2015, if he will take steps to (a) ensure the Royal Bank of...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Executives: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what arrangements are in place at jobcentres to assist unemployed people formerly in senior management or executive positions in finding...

    • Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of how many people aged 18 to 21 will be affected by changes to housing benefits announced in the Summer Budget 2015...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an estimate of the number of households in each (a) region, (b) local authority area and (c) parliamentary constituency which...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employers contacted the Health and Safety Executive for advice on managing new and expectant mothers in each of the last five years;...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new and expectant mothers used the Health and Safety Executive's advice services in each of the last five years; and what plans he...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to commission an independent review of his Department's benefit sanctioning procedures.

      Social Security Benefits: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what problems with the online verification process for (a) all benefit claimants and (b) benefit claimants claiming disability living...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what provision for Discretionary Housing Payments he plans to make for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in (a) 2015-16 and (b) each of the...

      Invalid Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with Motability on eligibility for the Specialised Vehicles Fund.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the potential savings to the public purse of imposing a waiting time for school, college or university leavers to claim...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of personal independence payment claimants have (a) appealed and (b) successfully appealed a negative decision on...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of a personal independence payment claimant appealing a negative decision on an...

      Private Rented Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of housing benefit on the level of private-sector rents.

      Retirement: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will provide assistance to women who have depended on their husband's national insurance pensions contributions and will consequently...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the supply of one-bedroom properties for people affected by the under-occupancy penalty (a) on the...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason his Department invented quotes by non-existent jobseekers in its recent leaflet on benefit sanctions; and if he will make a...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • USA: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the US armed forces have been embedded in the UK armed forces in each month since May 2010.

    • Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the Government monitors feedback on the Armed Forces Community Covenant; and what steps he is taking to strengthen this covenant.

      Army: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether army apprenticeships at Level 2 require students to study towards Level 2 qualifications in English and mathematics.

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers who enlisted in the army aged (a) under 18 and (b) 18 years and above dropped out before completing Phase Two training in each of the...

      Armed Forces: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2015 to Question 4788, why figures pertaining to the number of army and RAF visits to schools in the academic years...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average time soldiers remained in the army after enlisting (a) under the age of 18 and (b) 18 or above was in the latest period for which...

      Armed Forces: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2015 to Question 4788, for what reasons figures pertaining to the number of RAF visits to schools is no longer...

      Libya: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Libyan General Force trainees and National Security Executive officers completed a security questionnaire in Arabic provided by the British...

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will set out the (a) timetable, (b) expected cost and (c) number of vessels expected for the Type 26 Frigate programme; and if he will make a...

      Ministry of Defence: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what policy evaluations have been carried out by external organisations for his Department and its agencies in each financial year since 2010-11;...

      Ministry of Defence: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on carbon offsetting in each of the last three years; and to which companies payments in respect of carbon offsetting were...

      Afghanistan: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many locally-employed Afghan interpreters who worked alongside the British Army have (a) applied for relocation to the UK and (b) been resettled in...

      Ministry of Defence: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the clean-up costs of land owned by his Department that (a) has been sold in the last year and (b) is earmarked for sale.

      Ministry of Defence: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the value of commercial land owned by his Department that has been earmarked for sale.

      Armed Forces: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what help is available (a) nationally and (b) in Gloucestershire for soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders; and if he will make a...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Prime Minister's statement of 7 September 2015, how many of the at least six attempted terrorist attacks in the UK within the last...

  • Home Office

    • British Nationality: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the report of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, published on 11 December 2014, what additional...

    • Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal migrants have been apprehended by the Border Force (a) on the English side of the French border at Calais and (b) in Kent...

      Illegal Immigrants: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civil penalties levied by the Border Force for the carrying of illegal migrants have been (a) issued and (b) paid by (i) UK...

      France: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which Ministers in her Department have visited the port of Calais since June 2014.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 August 2015 to Question 4785 on education institutions: licensing, how many staff were working on applications...

      Overseas Students: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 August 2015 to Question 4785 on education institutions: licensing, how many applications for a Tier 4 sponsor...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department has had with other Government departments on the potential effect on social services of proposed reductions...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate the Government has made of the number of NHS workers affected by the new income requirements for Tier 2 visas.

      Disclosure and Barring Service: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets she has set for waiting times for the Disclosure and Barring Service; and what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of...

      Travel Requirements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have arrived at UK airports without travel documents in each of the last three years.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers had been waiting for a decision on whether they can be granted asylum for more than 12 months on the latest date for...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants had been granted asylum in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have claimed asylum in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to which countries people have been forcibly removed in the last three years.

      Immigration: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been prosecuted for failing to present a passport to an immigration officer at a UK port of entry in each of the last...

      Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is possible for an individual or prospective employer to appeal or ask for a review of a determination by the Employer Checking...

      Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people of each nationality are detained at Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre,

      Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people of each nationality detained at Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre have been detained at that centre for more than...

      Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are employed at Dungavel detention centre; and what the (a) roles and (b) grades are of those staff.

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consideration is made of (a) number of years spent as a UK taxpayer and (b) overall net contribution to the UK economy when applying...

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what period of time is classed as temporary for the purposes of applying the immigration health surcharge to non-European Economic Area migrants.

      Stop and Account: Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy that all police forces record (a) traffic stops of drivers and (b) the ethnicity of drivers so stopped.

      Asylum: Pregnant Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 24 February 2014, to Question 187811, when she plans to publish the revised guidance relating to procedures...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officers are deployed in the Third Country Unit; and if she will make a statement.

  • HM Treasury

    • Tourism: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the potential number of jobs that would be created by a reduction in VAT for the tourism industry.

    • Farms: Tenants

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will meet the Tenant Farmers' Association to discuss its proposals for taxation of agricultural land to encourage longer term farm business tenancies.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2015 to Question 6496, how much of the £800 million referred to in the Answer will be invested in each year of the...

      Electronic Commerce: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 24 March 2015 to Question 228461, what steps he is taking to ensure that micro-businesses are not disadvantaged by Directive...

      Revenue and Customs: Concentrix

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have been contacted on behalf of HM Revenue and Customs by Concentrix; and for what purpose they were so contacted.

      Landfill Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to reintroduce the landfill tax escalator.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will make it her policy to require the provision to energy consumers of a breakdown of their energy consumption compared with...

    • Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress her Department is making on setting environmental targets for the period beyond 2020.

      Nuclear Reactors: Thorium

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

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what meetings Ministers or officials of her Department have had with (a) Dart Energy, (b) Igas Energy, (c) Cuadrilla Resources, (d)...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Childbirth: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many babies born in NHS hospitals have been born to mothers of non-UK citizenship in each of the last five years.

    • Kids Company: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much of the grants awarded to Kids Company in 2015 he expects to recover.

      Kids Company

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will initiate a public inquiry into the collapse of Kids Company.

      Charities: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what criteria a charitable organisation must meet in order to be deemed viable in the long-term and eligible to receive Government funding.

      Kids Company: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the letter from the Permanent Secretary of the Cabinet Office to Cabinet Office Ministers dated 26 June 2015, published 16 July 2015,...

      Kids Company: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons his Department required the Chief Executive of Kids Company to step down before allocating further funding to that charity.

      Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent representations he has received on the effect on campaigning before the 2015 General Election of the provisions of the Transparency of...

      Electoral Register: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of people aged 25 and under who appeared on the electoral roll in each of the last 10 years.

      Electoral Register: Students

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what support his Department is providing (a) universities and (b) schools and colleges to ensure students are signed on to the electoral register...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress he has made on expanding the National Citizenship Service.

      British Nationals Abroad: Voting Rights

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to allow British citizens to vote in UK elections after they have been out of the country for 15 years.

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of crimes are committed while the offender is under the influence of (a) alcohol and (b) Class A drugs.

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has for tackling digital exclusion over this Parliament; and if he will publish the data that his Department collects on digital exclusion.

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the principles his Department follows for handling and sharing the data of members of the public.

      Civil Servants: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average working days lost per full time equivalent member of staff was as a result of sick days and absences in the Civil Service in (a) 2013,...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sportsgrounds: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what support he has made available to assist sports stadiums on improving their disabled accessibility.

    • Athletics: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of athletics coaches coaching in England.

      Football: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department plans to have with the Football Association on eliminating racist chanting and abuse by football spectators.

      Gaming Machines: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government plans to consider devolving powers relating to fixed odds betting terminals in Wales to the Welsh Assembly, in...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Game: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons SAC Commercial Ltd were chosen to undertake the study on whether cage-based breeding can meet the needs of...

    • Hunting and Poaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to tackle (a) illegal and (b) unethical hunting and poaching internationally.

      Domestic Waste: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how she plans to apportion proposed fines relating to the target in the EU Waste Framework Directive to recycle 50 per cent...

      Domestic Waste: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to issue guidance to local authorities on the EU Waste Framework Directive requiring them to recycle 50 per...

      Domestic Waste: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to implement the target to recycle 50 per cent of household waste by 2020 set in the EU Waste...

      Domestic Waste: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of household waste each local authority recycles.

      Animals: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the animal carcass rendering industry on transportation of carcasses to rendering sites.

  • Department of Health

    • Hepatitis: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that patients from the South Asian community are able to benefit fully from new treatments made available through NHS...

    • Hepatitis: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the NHS is taking to improve hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment rates among the South Asian community.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the prioritisation process for treatments on the National Cancer Drugs Fund list will take place in 2015-16.

      Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust region were required to travel outside of their trust area to receive emergency...

      Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment teams operating in England and Wales offer 24-hour home visits seven days a week.

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the independent report entitled Qualitative Assessment of Visitor and Migrant use of the NHS in England: Observations from the...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS England will continue to record and monitor weekly A&E performance following the decision to publish only monthly data.

      NHS: Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many press officers are employed by the NHS.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 26 June 2015 to Question 3177, on the Cancer Drugs Fund, whether it is still his policy to continue to invest in the Cancer...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Afghanistan: Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Afghan interpreters (1) have already been relocated to the United Kingdom under the post-conflict redundancy scheme, and (2) have had their...

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