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Written answers

Monday, 14 September 2015

  • Prime Minister

    • House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Prime Minister, what his policy is on reform of the House of Lords.

    • Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether the Government has carried out a cross-departmental assessment of the strategic implications of the targeted killing of British citizens outside declared war zones.

      Libya and Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Prime Minister, if he will ensure that there is a debate in the House before further UK military intervention is taken in (a) Syria and (b) Libya.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Archives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish his Department's (a) assessment of performance, (b) efficiency opportunities (c) savings market conditions, and (d)...

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 7 July 2015 to Question 4556, for what reason no financial assessment of the saving or cost to the Exchequer from...

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many start-ups initiated by benefits claimants on the Work For Yourself programme were sustained beyond (a) six and (b) 12 months.

      Occupational Pensions: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of auto-enrolment on private sector pension saving.

      Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2015 to Question 7882, what steps his Department plans to take to identify and support vulnerable young...

      Housing Benefit: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will ensure that parents who share custody of a child are exempted from the under-occupancy penalty.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which properties are occupied by his Department in Scotland for the purposes of face-to-face contact with customers and claimants; whether...

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the budget for the Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme has been in each of the last five years.

      Clinical Trials: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with (a) Covance and (b) other advertisers of clinical trials through Jobcentre Plus on the safeguarding and...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who are eligible for jobseeker's allowance but who choose not to claim it.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Consultants

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

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the effect on (a) relative and (b) absolute child poverty of the four-year freeze announced in the July Budget on...

      Department for Work and Pensions: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which external organisations he has met to discuss the consequences of the UK leaving the EU in each of the last three years; and how many...

      Department for Work and Pensions: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which external organisations officials in his Department have met to discuss the consequences of the UK leaving the EU in each of the last...

      Department for Work and Pensions: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many officials in his Department are engaged in research into the effects of the UK leaving the EU.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received from the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on an investigation into welfare reforms...

      Universal Credit: Highlands of Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has had with the Highland Council on assessment of the roll-out of universal credit.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 9 September 2015 to Question 8714, for what reason the contract to provide PIP assessments stipulates that Capita is...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many working age disability living allowance recipients notified his Department of a change of circumstance and sought a reassessment...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many working age people applied for and received disability living allowance, claiming under special rules for people with terminal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects the transition to universal credit to be complete.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claims include an element for housing costs.

      Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to exempt 18 to 21 year olds in supported accommodation who meet the specified accommodation definition under the Housing...

  • Home Office

    • Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 2 visa applications made in 2015 were from nurses outside the EU; and how many such visas have been granted.

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have been refused the right to leave the UK since 2010.

      Refugees: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to make any new funds available to help with the care of refugees arriving in Europe.

      Radicalism and Terrorism: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a database of flags and symbols of terrorist, radical and extreme groups is maintained by her Department or by the police.

      Travel: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to stop the internet being used to attract Muslims to travel to Syria.

      Disability: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce the number of disability hate crimes.

      Visas: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many employers have (a) applied for and (b) been refused UK Visa and Immigration sponsorship status in each of the last 10 six month periods.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people granted temporary asylum as children have been denied permanent asylum upon applying as an adult by country of origin in...

      Greater Manchester Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect on funding for Greater Manchester Police of the replacement of the Police...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps her Department has taken to tackle female genital mutilation.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have had their British citizenship revoked by her Department in each quarter since Q1 2010.

      Trials: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures are in place to ensure that the police make prosecutors aware of the overseas criminal convictions of (a) foreign and (b) UK...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Prime Minister's statement of 7 September 2015, Official Report, column 26, on Syria: refugees and counter-terrorism, how...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of current regulations on spousal visas on low wage families in the UK; and if she...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Carbon Emissions

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

    • Refugees: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps her Department is taking to assist in the transportation via Cork of donations of clothing and other materials from North Down to...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with the First and Deputy First Ministers of Northern Ireland on accepting refugees from UN camps in countries...

      Kincora Children's Home

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the Government papers containing reference to Kincora Boys Home, Belfast that were recently given to the Northern Ireland Historical Abuse...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate she has made of the number of Syrian refugees who will be accepted by Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will take steps to ensure additional funding is made available to the Northern Ireland Executive to assist the settlement of Syrian...

  • Department of Health

    • Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to set conditions for the financing of (a) NHS trusts and (b) NHS Foundations Trusts to ensure that these bodies implement...

    • Paediatrics: Audiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action his Department will take against paediatric audiology services which are not accredited under the Improving Quality in Physiological Services...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many European Health Insurance cards were issued to (a) Swiss nationals and (b) nationals of other EU-countries in each year since 2010.

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he was first made aware of potential fraud involving foreign nationals using European Health Insurance cards; how much this fraud has cost the UK in...

      NHS: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost to the NHS of temporary staff has been in each of the last five years.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Clinical Commissioning Groups incentive schemes.

      NHS: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on reducing the cost to the NHS of temporary staffing.

      Health Services: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the reasons are for the time taken in the procurement of NHS 111 and out-of-hours call handling services.

      Health Services: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for the completion of the tendering and procurement process for NHS 111 and out-of-hours call handling services.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendation of the King's Fund in its report published in July 2015, Making...

      NHS: Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to implement the recommendations of the Interim Report of the Review of Operational Productivity in NHS Providers, published in June 2015.

      Hepatitis: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the prevalence rate of Hepatitis B was in (a) the London Borough of Ealing and (b) London in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July to Question 6166, whether all Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are to receive a funding increase in the next...

      Health Centres: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2015 to Question 1439, how the fund for advanced care in GP practices and community healthcare facilities will be (a)...

      Health Services: Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many illegal immigrants have received free treatment in NHS hospitals in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services: Out of Area Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued to clinical commissioning groups on seeking beds for mental health patients outside the immediate area where...

      Doctors: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how he will classify residential and non-residential on call as part of his contract reform discussions with the medical profession.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much is paid annually to each individual provider sector to provide (a) undergraduate and (b) postgraduate healthcare training.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much is paid annually to each GP to provide for (a) the undergraduate training of doctors, (b) the postgraduate training of doctors, (c) the...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much is paid annually to the provider sector for (a) the undergraduate training of doctors, (b) the postgraduate training of doctors, (c) the...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much is paid annually to each GP to provide (a) undergraduate and (b) postgraduate healthcare training.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what indicators he plans to use to assess the improvement of Trusts receiving support from the Emergency Care Improvement Programme.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria he has set for NHS Trusts to receive support from the Emergency Care Improvement Programme.

      North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to allocate additional funding to North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust through the Emergency Care Improvement Programme.

      Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2015 to Question 7541, how many representations he has received from (a) individuals and (b) groups (i) in favour of...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to tackle expensive hospital car parking charges since the publication of its ground rules in August 2014.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of whether there is a differential in waiting times for hospital services provided by hospital trusts in England for...

      Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost to the public purse is of training one medical student; and how many qualified doctors applied for a certificate of good standing...

      Health Visitors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the minimum number of hours training is that healthcare visitors must receive on providing specific care to the elderly.

      Ebola: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice and guidance his Department took into account in relaxing Ebola screening at UK airports and international rail terminals.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what medical guidance his Department provides to young people addicted to e-cigarettes.

      Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people who were (a) drunk and (b) under the influence of alcohol attended Hampshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust accident and emergency or...

      Drugs: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children aged under 18 have visited A&E departments due to (a) breathing difficulties and (b) other symptoms relating to the completion of...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with support groups and other charitable organisations on the issue of contaminated blood.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's timetable is for the spending of the sum of £25 million allocated for dealing with the issue of contaminated blood.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Statement of 20 July 2015, Official Report, column 1221, on contaminated blood, what discussions his Department has had with the Scottish...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to give patients greater freedom to book appointments at any GP practice.

      NHS: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to encourage NHS organisations to allow patients to book appointments online.

      NHS: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to encourage NHS organisations to communicate with patients electronically.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his speech of 19 June 2015, on A new deal for general practice, and the announcement in that speech of a £7.5 million fund to...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his speech of 19 June 2015, on A new deal for general practice, in what ways he expects GPs to play more of a role in public health.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his speech of 19 June 2015, on A new deal for general practice, what the terms of reference will be of the review by the Health...

      General Practitioners: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his speech of 19 June 2015, on A new deal for general practice, what estimate he has made of the number of new GPs the NHS will recruit...

      Primary Health Care: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his speech of 19 June 2015, on A new deal for general practice, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) practice nurses, (b)...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his speech of 19 June 2015, on A new deal for general practice, in what ways he plans for GPs to work more closely with (a) the social...

      NHS: Awards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to introduce two clinical excellence awards schemes for both clinical academic excellence and clinical service excellence.

      NHS: Awards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which body has responsibility for signing off the criteria used to judge consultant clinical excellence awards.

      Hospitals: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's definition is of (a) academic and (b) service consultants.

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure NHS organisations implement guidance that car parking concessions should be available to (a) visitors with...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to review NHS organisations' responses to the Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment and whether (a) they provide...

      Bereavement Counselling: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support is available for young adults dealing with a family bereavement due to cancer in (a) England and (b) East Lancashire.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of (a) adults and (b) children with Type 1 diabetes were being treated with insulin pumps in (i) England, (ii) the North West and (iii)...

      Penicillin: Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many incidences of allergic reaction to penicillin were reported in each year since 2010.

      Penicillin: Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many incidences of allergic reaction to penicillin during periods of maternity care were reported in each year since 2010.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what work his Department has carried out to establish acceptable levels of over treatment or treatment of false positive symptoms or test results in...

      Cardiovascular System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made on achieving action 7 of the Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy published in 2013, on giving all...

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the findings have been of the Call to Action on improving eye health and the provision of NHS eye health services.

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to raise awareness of support groups to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to raise public awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is from referral to first appointment for Croydon Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure that patients have access to (a) nivolumab as a treatment for melanoma and (b) other new medicines that have been designated...

      Skin Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timeline is for the NICE Single Technology Appraisal of nivolumab for the treatment of melanoma.

      Skin Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects nivolumab to be available to NHS melanoma patients.

      Female Genital Mutilation: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients treated in (a) Preston, (b) Lancashire and (c) North West England have been suspected to have been subjected to female genital...

      Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses from non-European Economic Area countries granted Tier 2 visas between 6 April 2011 and 5 April 2012 and employed on an annual salary of...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the pay freeze on long-term retention rates for NHS nurses and support staff.

      NHS: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve retention rates among NHS nurses and support staff.

      Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with Parkinson's disease have been admitted to a secure NHS mental health institution in each (a) trust and (b) health board area in the...

      Huntington's Disease: Plymouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of Huntington's Disease there are in Plymouth.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve support for children and young people with mental health issues.

      Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses from non-EEA countries granted Tier 2 visas between 6 April 2011 and 5 April 2012 and employed on salaries below £35,000 per year...

      Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of nurses who will leave the NHS in 2017 as a result of changes to the immigration rules which will require...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to promote alcohol counselling to prevent alcohol-related crime.

      Doctors: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recent European Court of Justice ruling on the case brought against Iceland by...

      Plasma Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has received to date from the sale of Plasma Resource UK Ltd.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the administrative cost was of the Cancer Drugs Fund re-evaluation process in 2014-15.

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with NHS England on how the survival rates for pancreatic cancer are reflected in assessments of new treatments for that disease.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking in negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (a) to protect and (b)...

    • Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress his Department has made on the eight great technologies programme.

      Gratuities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will review his policy on employers withholding gratuity payments under a tronc.

      Infrastructure: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much of the Government's £1.1 billion capital infrastructure fund for 2015-16 will be spent during 2015-16.

      Motor Vehicles: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will conduct an assessment of the effect of online traders of second-hand cars on (a) the use of non-online second-hand...

      Motor Vehicles: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many car trading businesses have closed down in each of the last five years.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the sale of the Government's majority stake in the Green Investment Bank...

      Small Businesses: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the increase of the minimum wage on small businesses which as a result...

      Small Businesses: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations have been made to his Department on the effect of the increase in the minimum wage on small businesses.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when and by what mechanism he plans to implement the Supreme Court decision in R (on the application of Tigere) v. Secretary of...

      Graduates: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department plans to publish university course employability league tables.

      Minimum Wage: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to the minimum wage on the care sector in Wales.

      Trade Unions: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the compatibility of the Trade Union Bill with the European Convention of Human...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how he plans to respond to the concerns raised by the Low Pay Commission in the Report of March 2015, National Minimum Wage, Cm...

      Apprentices: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what total amount his Department has granted in the form of Apprenticeship Incentive Grants in (a) the North West, (b)...

      Carers: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2015 to Question 6582, how much of the £1,347,150 arrears of pay has been returned to the...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he plans to take to ensure that students from lower socio-economic groups are not disincentivised from applying to...

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to encourage students from the lowest socio-economic groups to apply to study medicine.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the removal of the cap on student numbers applies to (a) medical students and (b) the 7.5 per cent cap on UK medical...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what consultation his Department plans to undertake on proposals to replace student maintenance grants with new maintenance loan...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what impact assessment he has conducted on the proposal to replace student maintenance grants with new maintenance loan support.

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department has taken since the Summer Budget 2015 to assess and quantify the potential financial effect of the...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will ensure that the Green Investment Bank continues to invest solely in the green economy after its privatisation.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he plans for funding allocated for the Green Investment Bank but yet to be deployed to be ring-fenced for that Bank's...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what timetable he has set for the privatisation of the Green Investment Bank; and when he expects that process to be completed.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which British investors his Department has identified as potential investors in the Green Investment Bank.

      British Business Bank: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much support the British Business Bank has provided to small and medium-sized enterprises in Preston since its creation.

      Green Investment Bank: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which projects in (a) Preston and (b) Lancashire have been funded by the Green Investment Bank in each year of that bank's operation.

      Science: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which training providers have received funding from the Skills Funding Agency to deliver science-related apprenticeships...

      Science: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans the Government has to support the development of (a) university spin-out businesses in the field of science and (b)...

      Minimum Wage: Underpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many employers have been issued with a Notice of Underpayment of the national minimum wage by HM Revenue and Customs in...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many employers have taken advantage of the national minimum wage campaign announced on 30 July to self-report their...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the level of expenditure was on enforcement of the national minimum wage by HM Revenue and Customs in (a) 2013-14 and (b)...

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2015 to Question 6486, what the location is of each planned Next Generation Digital Economy Centre.

      Small Businesses: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he plans to publish the findings and results of the Growth Vouchers scheme.

      Small Businesses: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what threshold his Department set for the number of Growth Vouchers used to provide robust evidence-gathering under the programme.

      Comet Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he plans to take in response to the completion of the Insolvency Service's review into the collapse of Comet.

      Small Businesses: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans he has for funds allocated under the Growth Vouchers scheme have not been claimed.

      Small Businesses: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many Growth Vouchers redeemed after 31 March 2015 are undergoing assessment.

      Small Businesses: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what provision he made for Growth Vouchers to be redeemed after the deadline for their use passed.

      Science and Innovation Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when the Science and Innovation Network 2014 Annual Report will be published.

      Small Businesses: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Answer of 16 March 2015 to Question 227103, how many businesses (a) applied for and (b) were granted...

      Companies: Takeovers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what work his Department is undertaking to review and evaluate rules on company takeovers.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to encourage students from low-income backgrounds to access higher education; and if he will...

      Pregnant Women: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many potential tribunal claims for pregnancy-related detriment or dismissal were notified to Acas under the early...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the Green Investment Bank will invest in projects (a) according to its existing risk profile and sectoral focus and (b)...

      Post Codes: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department, its agencies or Ofcom has made an assessment of (a) the appropriateness of the role of local authorities...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many export licences have been issued for export defence material to Saudi Arabia since April 2010; and for what purpose...

      Exports: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect on UK exporters of recently imposed Russian restrictions on the sale of food and...

      Small Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the comments made by a spokesperson for his Department as reported in The Guardian on 16 August 2015, when the...

      BBC: Met Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the (a) cost and (b) value for money implications to the Met Office of the BBC no longer using...

      Apprentices: STEM Subjects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the level of take-up of mathematics and science apprenticeships so far in 2015.

      Trade Agreements: Industrial Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he has taken in negotiations of the Trade in Services Agreement to ensure that workers' rights are protected.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he expects the Trade in Services Agreement to entail amendments to (a) employment law, (b) trade union law and (c)...

      Trade Agreements: Industrial Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his policy is on the inclusion of (a) employment law and (b) trades union rights in the Trade in Services Agreement.

      Trade Agreements: Industrial Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment has been made of the potential effect that the Trade in Services Agreement will have on (a) employment law and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in what ways the public can submit comments on the (a) National Security Strategy and (b) Strategic Defence and Security Review.

    • Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many state school Combined Cadet Forces have been set up under the Cadet Expansion Programme in each year since 2012; and how many such forces are...

      Military Bases: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Ministry of Defence training camps or bases have closed in the last five years; how many jobs were lost through each such closure; which company...

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has paid under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme since 2005; how many payments from that fund have been of £570,000; and...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the missions flown by the RAF in Iraq and Syria to date have been (a) combat missions where weapons have not been fired, (b) combat missions...

      Armed Forces: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to increase the number of women in high-ranking positions in the armed forces.

      Army Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Army Reserve's Order of Battle.

      Defence: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an estimate of Chinese defence expenditure on a Purchasing Power Parity basis; and if he will make a statement.

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list by rank and number of personnel in (a) the Surface Fleet, (b) the Royal Marines, (c) the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, (d) the Submarine...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government has compiled a list of people for targeted killing outside Iraq.

      Ministry of Defence: Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2015 to Question 5988, whether his Department operates a licensing system for trial hunting on its land.

      Ministry of Defence: Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2015 to Question 5988, whether his Department permits hunting exempt under Schedule 1 of the Hunting Act 2004 on its land.

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints his Department has received from ex-service personnel about the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

      Ministry of Defence: Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2015 to Question 5988, whether any live quarry has been killed during a trail hunt on his Department's land.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Sustainable development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to promote sustainable home design using sustainable materials.

    • Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the National Living Wage on (a) local authority budgets and (b) home...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans for the one per cent reduction in social housing rents announced in the Summer Budget 2015 to apply to (a)...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average response time for first appliance attendance by each UK fire and rescue service brigade was in the last 12 months.

      Housing Starts: Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of the increase in affordable home starts between 2009-10 and 2013-14 was attributable to changing the...

      Charities: Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the amount of revenue to the Exchequer foregone due to partial exemptions from business rates for...

      Enterprise Zones: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what criteria and conditions will need to be fulfilled for rural areas to be successful in applying for Enterprise Zone status;...

      Regional Planning and Development: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Summer Budget 2015, Paragraph 1.284, whether the new planning powers of the Greater Manchester city...

      Greater Manchester Land Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the powers and responsibilities of the Greater Manchester Land Commission will be; and if he will make a statement.

      Regional Planning and Development: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Summer Budget 2015, Paragraph 1.284, whether the Greater Manchester city region will be able to set its...

      Special Protection Areas: Ashdown Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to preserve the Special Protection Area and the Special Area of Conservation that currently extend beyond...

      Housing Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of new homes constructed in (a) England and (b) Milton Keynes Council area have been (i) purchased by...

      Social Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to Clauses 19 to 22 of the draft Welfare Reform and Work Bill, whether the compulsory one per cent annual...

      Councillors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to reduce the cost to the public purse of local government elected representatives.

      Councillors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the annual cost of remuneration, payments and expenses for local government elected representatives.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made since May 2015 of the potential merits of granting new powers to police forces and local...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made since May 2015 of the potential merits of granting new powers to police forces and local...

      Planning Permission: Restaurants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to amend planning legislation to remove the right of appeal for applicants to open fast food take-away...

      Cremation: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the annual budget for crematoriums is in (a) Bradford, (b) Leeds and (c) Huddersfield.

      Cemeteries: Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many graves in each cemetery owned by unitary and district councils in (a) Preston, (b) Lancashire and (c) the remainder of...

      Housing Ombudsman Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, by what mechanism the Housing Ombudsman is accountable to his Department.

      Enterprise Zones: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will prioritise town and city centres in the next wave of Enterprise Zones.

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of land is covered by a local plan.

      Neighbourhood Development Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of land is covered by a neighbourhood plan.

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local councils have local plans in place.

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many representations his Department has received from (a) councillors, (b) hon. Members and (c) members of the public...

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the building of homes for social rent.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to speed up the planning process.

      Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the National Planning Policy Framework in addressing the housing...

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with local government leaders on the provision of (a) housing and (b) other council assistance for...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent comparative assessment he has made of (a) the level of funding for and (b) the costs of local authorities.

  • HM Treasury

    • Bank Levy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2015 to Question 6495, how much he forecasts will be collected from the bank levy in (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20.

    • Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he made of the market before setting out the timetable for the recent sale of Government shares in Royal Bank of Scotland; and what...

      Expenditure: Public Sector

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many responses he has received to the letter sent by him to all public sector workers in August 2015 asking for ideas to reduce public sector...

      Child Benefit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to reduce the time for which a parent or guardian can receive child benefit after a child has left their care.

      Small Businesses: Minimum Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of increasing the VAT threshold so that small businesses complying with the new national...

      Working Tax Credit: Public Sector

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many public sector employees are currently in receipt of working tax credits.

      Fuels: Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many illegal diesel plants have been discovered in Northern Ireland between (a) 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015 and (b) 1 April 2015 to 30 June 2015; and...

      Revenue and Customs: Correspondence

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average waiting time is for responses to correspondence to HM Revenue and Customs.

      Fuels: Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the amount of laundered fuel moved from the Republic of Ireland to the UK each year.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how his Department will monitor the effect of changes to tax credits on the income of the poorest families.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Dudley North

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect of changes to tax credits on the average income of families in Dudley North constituency.

      EU Withdrawal: Economic Growth

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the possible effect of UK exit from the EU on the long-run rate of economic growth in (a) the UK and (b) London.

      VAT: Sunscreen

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to reduce VAT on sunscreen.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to close the tax avoidance scheme known as the Mayfair tax loophole.

      Loans: Greece

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will continue to ensure that the UK does not contribute to the EU bailout package for Greece.

      London Airports

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether public expenditure on infrastructure and access associated with a proposed new runway in South East England would be subject to the Barnett Formula.

      Interest Rate Swap Transactions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether Ministers in his Department met representatives of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to discuss the FCA interest rate hedging products redress...

      Joint Exchequer Committee

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the minutes and papers from the last two meetings of the Joint Exchequer Committee; and if he will place those documents in the Library.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assumptions his Department made about the likely percentage growth of public sector pay in (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18, (c) 2018-19, (d) 2019-20 and (e)...

      Personal Income

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the effect was of the tax and benefit changes announced in the Budget on median household income in each income quintile.

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of estates where liable for inheritance tax in (a) Ellesmere Port and Neston constituency, (b) the North West and (c) England in the last...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects of the measures to restrict finance cost relief for landlords, announced in the Summer...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects of the measures to restrict finance cost relief for landlords, announced in the Summer...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of the measures to restrict finance cost relief for landlords, announced in the Summer Budget 2015,...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects of the measures to restrict finance cost relief for landlords, announced in the Summer...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects of the measures to restrict finance cost relief for landlords, announced in the Summer...

      Taxation: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of forestalling in relation to the land and building transaction tax; and what...

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the £200 million made available to fix potholes in the 2014 Budget was allocated to councils in 2014-15.

    • Income Tax: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the payment of salaries through (a) payroll companies and (b) personal service companies to staff who work on projects that are...

      Railways: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Dame Colette Bowe has submitted a draft of her report on the planning of major projects to his Department.

      Network Rail: Business Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the publication by Network Rail of a CP5 Business Plan update in March 2015 was a regulated output of Control Period 5.

      Midland Main Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the four-tracking of the Midland Main Line from Bedford to Kettering and Corby is contingent upon the recommendations of the Hendy Review.

      Channel Tunnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support he has provided to rail freight operators as a result of the recent disruption to Channel Tunnel services.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Bangladesh: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2015 to Question 835, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Bangladesh...

    • India: Castes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will work with Amnesty International to make representations to the Indian government to prevent the punishment of the...

      Papua: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Indonesian counterpart on human rights violations, alleged killings carried out by the...

      India: Elephants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress his Department has made on supporting the Indian government in protecting the Asian Elephant.

      Singapore: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the government of Singapore on people being detained without trial in prisons in that country.

      Thailand: Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the government of Thailand on prison conditions in that country.

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with its Chinese counterpart on the detainment of Zhang Kai and Liu Peng.

      China: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with its Chinese counterpart on the religious persecution of Christians in that...

      Thailand: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the government of Thailand on upholding the Paris Principles for (a) migrant workers and (b)...

      Andy Hall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the reasons for which Andy Hall is being prosecuted in Thailand.

      Andy Hall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of the effect on (a) due process and independence of the judiciary and (b) freedom of expression...

      Andy Hall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to its Thai counterpart since the Thai Attorney General's appeal against the court...

      Falkland Islands: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made any investigation into commercial fishing licence infringements reported in the Falkland...

      Falkland Islands: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with members of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly on their commercial interests in...

      Thailand: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) Ministerial colleagues and (b) UK-based companies on human rights and the treatment...

      Falkland Islands: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether observers have been placed on any of the vessels which were recently reported to have infringed their licensing...

      Far East: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to its counterpart in (a) South Korea and (b) China on the use of cats and...

      Somaliland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the future status of Somaliland.

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Carbon Emissions

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

    • Department for International Development: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what policy evaluations have been carried out by external organisations for her Department and its non-departmental public body in...

      Department for International Development: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much and what proportion of her Department's budget is spent in the UK.

      Syria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the Government will provide additional aid assistance to EU member states receiving large numbers of refugees from Syria to help...

      West Africa: Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the World Health Organisation (WHO) over the structural reforms required to the WHO following the...

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate Ofsted has made of the cost of requiring inspectors of specialist provision for deaf children to be teachers of the deaf.

    • Faith Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the speech given by the Prime Minister on 20 July 2015, on extremism, what her policy is on extending the 50 per cent cap on...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what actions her Department is taking to promote a joined-up approach within and across Government departments to maintain and improve safeguarding...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department gathers on the safeguarding of children and the monitoring and review of safeguarding practice.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) disabled and (b) non-disabled children were subject to (i) section 47 enquiries, (ii) child protection plans, (iii) care proceedings and...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that Local Safeguarding Children Boards and local agencies are implementing the recommendations of the Ofsted 2012...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, by what date she expects to confirm whether children of parents who claim universal credit while in employment will be entitled to free school meals.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what data her Department gathers on the comparative performance of students with (a) A' level, (b) BTec and (c) IB qualifications in gaining entry to...

      International Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of state schools and academies in England and Wales entering students for Key Stage 5 examinations entered students for...

      International Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations she has received on the examination point scores for the IB diploma used in school and college performance tables.

      Pupils: Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assistance her Department provides to primary school teachers to support pupils with severe depression.

      Pupils: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to improve understanding of the effects on education of the misuse of drugs by children in schools.

      Classroom Assistants: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the scope within the existing budget of increasing the number of SEN-trained teaching assistants so that children with...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to help schools with a high number of Special Educational Needs (SEN) pupils meet the first £6,000 of SEN funding.

      Pupils: Neuromuscular Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional support her Department is providing to schools to help provide more help to pupils with serious neurological conditions.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress her Department is making towards developing a national outcomes framework for the commissioning of children's services and special...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the finding of the National Audit Office report Care leavers' transitions to...

      Primary Education: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans her Department has to continue the universal infant free school meals programme.

      Education: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to improve procurement in the education sector; and if she will make a statement.

      Schools: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in the county of West Sussex were funded (a) by the local authority and (b) centrally in the financial years 2010-11 to 2015-16.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much (a) revenue and (b) capital funding has been provided to each pupil in state (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in the county of West...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to alter the school funding formula; and if she will make a statement.

      Free School Meals: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils in the county of West Sussex were eligible for free school meals in each year from 2005-06 to 2014-15.

      Academies: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the (a) budget and (b) pupil number was for each academy school in the county of West Sussex in each year from 2005-06 to 2014-15.

      Free Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) amount and (b) proportion of the capital funding budget for new school places was allocated to free schools in each of the last five years.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average number of decisions on Academy Orders her Department has taken each week in the last three years; and what estimate she has made of...

      Department for Education: Carbon Emissions

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

      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 (a) state, (b) academy, (c) free, (d) faith and (e) private schools in...

      Department for Education: Consultants

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

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many officials her Department employs to administer the (a) academies and (b) free schools programme.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the total held in reserves by academies in each year since 2010.

      International Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in England offer the International Baccalaureate.

      Supply Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many supply teachers are unable to pay into the Teacher's Pension Fund because their employers have not been granted Accepted Employer Status; and...

      Department for Education: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many officials in her Department are engaged in research into the effects of the UK leaving the EU.

      Department for Education: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which external organisations she has met to discuss the consequences of the UK leaving the EU in each of the last three years; and how many times she...

      Department for Education: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which external organisations officials in her Department have met to discuss the consequences of the UK leaving the EU in each of the last three...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many secondary and primary school pupils in England are educated by a local authority other than the one in which they reside.

  • Leader of the House

    • Electronic Voting

      To ask the Leader of the House, what discussions he had with (a) members of the House of Commons Commission and (b) hon. Members on the use of electronic devices to record Members' votes before...

    • Leader of the House of Commons: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Leader of the House, how much his Office spent on carbon offsetting in each of the last three years; and to which companies payments in respect of carbon offsetting were made in each...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Video on Demand: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of progress in making available access services to on-demand broadcasting content for people with...

    • Video on Demand: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with providers about improving the availability of access services to on-demand broadcasting content...

      Telecommunications: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the costs charged by telecommunications companies for telephone calls to repair broken...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what policy evaluations have been carried out by external organisations for his Department and its agencies in each financial year...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which external organisations he has met to discuss the consequences of the UK leaving the EU in each of the last three years; and how...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many officials in his Department are engaged in research into the effects of the UK leaving the EU.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which external organisations officials in his Department have met to discuss the consequences of the UK leaving the EU in each of the...

      Local Press: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress he has made on introduction of tax relief for local newspapers.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Livestock: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847 to allow individual...

    • Tea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the value of UK tea sales in the last financial year; what plans she has to return to China to...

      Game: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the two papers prepared for publication as part of the review into cage-based breeding systems have been submitted...

      Animal Feed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the prevalence of medicated grit on grouse moors and its potential long-term effects.

      Game: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Objective 7 of the study to provide scientific evidence on cage-based breeding (a) whether and (b) how the...

      Bees: Insects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support bees and pollinators.

      Bees: Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of trends in the UK bee population since the introduction of the ban on neonicotinoids.

      New Covent Garden Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish the Final Business Case, approved by the Government in March 2012, for the redevelopment of the New...

      Insecticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2015 to Question 2828, if she will publish the advice she has received from (a) the UK...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the remains of badgers killed on roads are routinely tested for the presence of bovine tuberculosis.

      Sheep: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many sheep there are on farmlands in Preston constituency.

      Agriculture: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many meetings (a) she and (b) ministers in her Department have had with Bright Crop to discuss apprenticeships in the...

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to (a) reduce and (b) control the population of (i) gulls and (ii) black-backed gulls.

      Air Pollution: Ellesmere Port and Neston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take to improve air quality in Ellesmere Port and Neston constituency.

      Agriculture: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much importance is accorded to food security in the determination of the Government's agricultural policy.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many officials in her Department are engaged in research into the effects of the UK leaving the EU.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which external organisations officials in her Department have met to discuss the consequences of the UK leaving the EU in...

      BBC: Met Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has made to the BBC on the potential implications of its decision no longer to use the Met Office's...

      Horses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate she has made of the number of abandoned or neglected horses.

      Coastal Erosion and Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to page 16 of Reducing the risks of flooding and coastal erosion: An investment plan, published by her...

      Hunting Act 2004 (Exempt Hunting) (Amendment) Order 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department showed the Countryside Alliance the Hunting Act 2004 (Exempt Hunting) (Amendment) Order 2015 in draft...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when she expects a fully functioning carbon market to be operational.

    • Energy: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to ensure that the effect of existing green and social levies is more progressively distributed across the...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether her Department discussed (a) the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs report, Shale Gas: Rural Economy Impacts,...

      Carbon Emissions: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what studies examining the effect of carbon dioxide on temperature and climate change have received financial support from her...

      Department for Energy and Climate Change: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when she plans to publish her Department's new strategy and policy statement.

      Gas Fired Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps the Government is taking to encourage investors to develop and construct new gas plant such as the Gateway Energy Centre.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether the feed-in tariff scheme will continue beyond January 2016.

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what support the Government is providing for early stage innovation in the low carbon sector.

      Renewable Energy: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent assessment her Department has made of the capacity of the UK to meet the 20 per cent renewable target for 2020 set out in...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Attorney General, how much the Law Officers' Departments spent on carbon offsetting in each of the last three years; and to which companies payments in respect of carbon offsetting...

    • Homicide: Trials

      To ask the Attorney General, in how many murder trials the issue of the loss of control of the defendant was raised in each year since 2010; and if he will estimate in how many such trials (a)...

  • Wales Office

    • Public Footpaths: Ynys Môn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the reasons are for the diversion of the Welsh Coast footpath inland around Plas Newydd on Anglesey; and whether the National Trust requested that...

    • Wales Office: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, 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...

      Wales Office: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many officials in his Department are engaged in research into the effects of the UK leaving the EU.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the monthly running cost is of each court building which has been closed but not disposed of since May 2010.

    • Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to answer Question 3159 tabled on 18 June 2015 by the right hon. Member for Hammersmith.

      Ministry of Justice: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he expects the agreement with the new contractor on enforcing criminal fines to take effect.

      Ministry of Justice: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the successful bidder for the contract to enforce criminal fines will be under any obligation to (a) keep employing the (i) existing staff in...

      Prisons: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the risks posed by unmanned drones to prison security; and what steps he is taking to protect against drones dropping...

      Bullingdon Prison: Death and Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many instances of (a) suicide, (b) other death and (c) self-inflicted injuries there have been in Bullingdon Prison in each of the last five years.

      Prisoners' Transfers: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people aged 18 years old in each Young Offenders Institution have been transferred to adult prisons in each month since January 2010.

      Magistrates' Courts: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the cost of bringing a case to magistrates' courts on low income households' access to justice.

      Magistrates' Courts: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the ownership of (a) Corby, (b) Kettering and (c) Wellingborough magistrates' courts is on a (i) freehold or (ii) leasehold basis.

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many active magistrates in England were sitting each year between 2005 and 2015.

      Magistrates' Courts: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria his Department used to decide which magistrates' courts in Northamptonshire it proposes in its current consultation to keep open.

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on morale amongst staff of recent reforms to the Probation Service.

      Driving Offences: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been successfully prosecuted for using a mobile phone while driving in each of the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to modernise the prison estate; and if he will make a statement.

      Trials: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases in Crown and magistrates' courts in London were (a) dropped and (b) delayed in each of the last two years for which data is available;...

      Tribunals: Bridgend

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of (a) youth, (b) adult, (c) civil and (d) family tribunal hearings were held at Bridgend Law Courts in each year since 2005; and if he will...

      Prisons: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that prisons provide an appropriate standard of (a) care and resources for prisoners and (b) safety for staff.

      Missing Persons: Guardianship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's response to its consultation on Guardianship of the Property and Affairs of Missing Persons, published on 23 March...

      Females: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the extent of provision in the community for female offenders in (a) the North West, (b) Lancashire and (c) Pendle...

      Females: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Advisory Board on Female Offenders in addressing the strategic objectives for female offenders;...

      Judiciary: Religious Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) stipendiary magistrates, (b) non-stipendiary magistrates and (c) district judges are currently members of (i) sharia courts, (ii) a beth...

      Judiciary: Religious Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance he has issued to (a) stipendiary magistrates, (b) non-stipendiary magistrates and (c) district judges on membership of (i) sharia courts,...

      Drunkenness: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) men and (b) women were convicted of being drunk in charge of a child under the age of seven in a public place by each magistrates' Court in...

      Ministry of Justice: Newspaper Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answers of 7 and 21 July 2015 to Questions 5246 and 6217, how many copies of each daily or Sunday newspaper his Department's office at...

      Prisoners: Pregnant Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many pregnant women have begun a prison sentence in each of the last five years.

      Magistrates' Courts: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the potential additional (a) travel expenses, (b) costs of non-attendance and (c) other costs to the public...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what representations he has received on the recent reduction in the legal aid budget.

      Police Stations: Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost per hour to the Public Defender Service of providing a legal representative in a police station; and what hourly...

      Criminal Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to the public purse is per case for defendants represented by (a) the Public Defender Service and (b) firms in private practice.

      Courts: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what costs were paid by HM Courts and Tribunals Service for (a) attendance, (b) travel, (c) loss of earnings, (d) childcare and (e) subsistence for all...

      Courts: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the operating costs were of each court in Greater Manchester by type of expenditure in each of the last three years.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what contingency plans his Department has made for the possibility of all criminal defence firms withdrawing their bids for new legal aid contracts.

      Disability: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will strengthen the penalties for disability hate crimes.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to tackle knife crime; and if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit the...

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what impact assessment he has commissioned on the effects of court closures on access to justice in deprived areas.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish responses to his Department's review of employment tribunal fees.

      Magistrates' Courts: Hartlepool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the proposed closure of Hartlepool Magistrates' Court, what estimate he has made of additional costs arising from increased expenses...

      Magistrates' Courts: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost per case heard at (a) Hartlepool and (b) Teesside magistrates' court was in each of the last five years; and what the average cost per...

      Magistrates' Courts: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effects of the proposed closure of Ormskirk Magistrates' Court on the (a) costs and (b) length of journeys to Preston...

  • Cabinet Office

    • What Works Network

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which premises are occupied by each of the seven What Works Centres; what the location is of each such centre; how many staff are employed at each such...

    • Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what fees were paid to Sir John Chilcot for his work on the Iraq Inquiry in each quarter from January 2014 to the end of June 2015.

      Cabinet Office: Consultants

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

      Cabinet Office: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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...

      BBC: Met Office

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for (a) national security and (b) resilience to extreme weather of the BBC's decision no...

      Freedom of Information: Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department plans to extend freedom of information to local enterprise partnerships.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Working Hours

      To ask the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, what (a) overtime and (b) flexible working arrangements are in place for clerking, catering,...

  • Department for Education

    • Education Funding Agency: Birmingham

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Education Funding Agency did not consult all relevant partners when purchasing Spitfire House in Castle Vale, Birmingham.

    • Education Funding Agency: Birmingham

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what date the Education Funding Agency became involved in purchasing Spitfire House in Castle Vale, Birmingham; what price they paid for the building; and...

      Education Funding Agency: Birmingham

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which Department is responsible for ensuring that the project regarding the change of ownership and function of Spitfire House in Castle Vale, Birmingham,...

      Education Funding Agency: Birmingham

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions took place, and with which organisations, about the proposal to lift the restrictive covenants regarding community access in respect of...

      Education Funding Agency: Birmingham

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what safeguarding arrangements are in place for the free school that will operate in part of Spitfire House in Castle Vale, Birmingham.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Faulks on 16 July (HLWS108), how many of the courts closed since 2010 remain to be disposed of, and what is the...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • BBC: Royal Charters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how often the members of the BBC Charter renewal advisory panel will meet (1) each other and (2) the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

    • BBC

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the conclusions of the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee report of February 2015, Future of the BBC, that...

      BBC: Royal Charters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the terms of reference of the BBC Charter renewal advisory panel.

      BBC: Royal Charters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the BBC Charter renewal advisory panel will take evidence during the course of its work; and if so, whether that evidence will be taken in public.

      BBC: Royal Charters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to publish the views and advice they receive from the members of the BBC Charter renewal advisory panel.

      BBC: Royal Charters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the BBC Charter renewal advisory panel has the power to compel evidence from the people and institutions from whom they wish to hear.

      Battle of Jutland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Jutland in 2016.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Government Departments: Marketing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times this year the Department for Work and Pensions has published invented quotes and stock images purporting to be from and of real...

    • Social Security Benefits: Carers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of carers who will be affected by the reduction of the benefit cap to (1) £20,000 per year outside London, and (2)...

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the sanctions regime for Universal Credit complies with the recommendations of the UK Statistics Authority.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children there were in families subject to benefit sanctions during the most recent period for which figures are available; and whether that number...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have responded to the report Time to Rethink Benefit Sanctions published in March by five British churches; if so, what is their assessment of...

      British Nationals Abroad: Germany

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimates they have made, if any, either from United Kingdom sources or from access to German statistics, of the number of United Kingdom citizens (1)...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for Work and Pensions has target times by which members of the public can reasonably expect to get through on the telephone and speak...

  • Home Office

    • Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report of the Independent Monitoring Board on the non-residential short-term holding facilities at London Heathrow Airport for...

    • Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 20 July (HL1460), whether the guidance for competent authorities will be revised to include indicators of...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in (1) 2013–14 and (2) 2014–15 how many potential victims of trafficking referred to the National Referral Mechanism and accommodated by the...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Nuclear Power Stations: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether there is sufficient capacity in the nuclear insurance market for third-party liabilities for operators of planned...

    • Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact that remaining pre-accreditation from the feed-in tariff scheme will have on the United Kingdom’s ability...

      Sellafield

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has sufficient human resources of the necessary calibre and expertise to...

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