Written answers

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Heathrow Airport: Night Flying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is considering a ban on all night flights at Heathrow Airport.

    • Aviation: Windsor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the noise impact of the Future Airspace Strategy on Windsor constituency.

      London Airports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Government will introduce a cap on the amount of public money used to fund surface access costs arising from the construction of a new airport...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many jobs his Department expects to be created by the HS2 project in (a) Bradford, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) the UK.

      Cycling: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy in on continued funding for Bikeability in schools after March 2016.

      Invalid Vehicles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accidents were reported involving mobility scooters in 2014.

      Manston Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, under what cost and tenure an agreement from the owners of Manston Air Field for that field to be used under Operation Stack was secured; and if he...

      Manston Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Manston Airfield will continue to be used under Operation Stack; what alternatives are under review; and what consultation under which...

      Euston Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will carry out an assessment of the effectiveness of Network Rail's assistance service for passengers at London Euston; and if he...

      Stephen O'Malley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has responded to the Regulation 28 report issued by Andre Rebello, Senior Coroner, Liverpool and Wirral area, on 1 September 2015, in...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to permitted development rights in 2013 on the roll-out of 4G mobile...

    • Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support private landlords in evicting tenants who are in breach of contract.

      Oxfordshire County Council: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the percentage change in Oxfordshire County Council's spending power is in 2015-16.

      Antisocial Behaviour: Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, by what measures landlords may be held responsible for the anti-social behaviour of their tenants in houses of multiple occupation.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that parties to the conflict in Yemen exercise maximum restraint and adhere to their...

    • Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that humanitarian aid can reach families in the North of Yemen despite the...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will make representations to all parties in the conflict in Yemen to ensure humanitarian access.

      Egypt: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to help protect people defending women's rights in Egypt.

      Azza Soliman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Egyptian government on the prosecution of Azza Soliman, a women's right lawyer; and if...

      Egypt: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Egypt.

      Ali Mohammed al-Nimr

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the government of Saudi Arabia on the case of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr who was...

      Ilois: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the pilot resettlement scheme for Chagos Islanders meets their requirements.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Low Pay: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps the Government is taking to tackle low pay in Northern Ireland.

  • Attorney General

    • Cannabis: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many people were prosecuted for possession of cannabis in each of the last 10 years.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Higher Education: Part-time Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to support part-time higher education courses through Local Enterprise Partnerships.

    • Bitcoin: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits to the UK economy of blockchain technology.

      European Court of Justice: Judgements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans his Department has for implementation of the ruling of the European Court of Justice in case C-266/14 of 10 September...

      Science: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the science budget.

      Iron and Steel: Redcar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what advice the Government has received on Government intervention in the steelworks in Redcar and European Community state aid...

      Overseas Companies: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the employment conduct abroad of companies which are based in the UK; and if he will make...

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he expects to respond to the consultation on postgraduate study, student loans and other support.

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the proposal in paragraph 1.154 of the Autumn Statement 2014 to introduce income contingent loans for...

      British Business Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which 10 sectors received most support from the British Business Bank in (a) Mid Worcestershire constituency, (b) Worcestershire...

      British Business Bank: Mid Worcestershire

      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 Mid Worcestershire constituency...

      Students: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of the abolition of the university maintenance grant on student numbers.

      Students: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with student body organisations on the effects of removing student maintenance grants.

      Homophobia: Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to tackle homophobic bullying in universities.

  • Department for International Development

    • Tunisia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance the Government provides to the Tunisian government on building democratic institutions.

    • Iraq: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to provide aid and support to the Kurdistan region of Northern Iraq.

  • Department for Education

    • Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will require road safety and information on the dangers of the highway to be taught to all children in all schools as part of the national...

    • Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that those free schools which have not yet published their performance results do so as soon as practicable.

      Primary Education: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on continuing free school meals for children between the ages of four and seven; and if she will make a statement.

      Secondary Education: Co-education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what options are available to parents who cannot send their children to a co-educated secondary school because of a lack of local availability and do...

      Schools: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the case for enabling schools to pay an allowance to school governors in recognition of their time, expertise and service.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assistance her Department provides to children with special educational needs (SEN) in cases where there are no available places at SEN...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • First Offenders: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2015 to Question 4514, what the (a) sex of the offender and (b) offence type was of each person included in that Answer.

    • Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2015 to Question 3603, how many offenders serving a sentence for murder (a) absconded and (b) escaped; and in what...

      Magistrates: Bridgend

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many magistrates served at Bridgend Law Courts between 2005 and 2010.

      Driving Offences: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department will make public the conclusions of its review of driving offences and penalties announced in May 2014.

      Ministry of Justice: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has spent on external legal advice from Queen's Counsel since 7 May 2010.

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment criteria are used to determine court closures.

      Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to his oral contribution of 8 September 2015, Official Report, column 222, what progress he has made on talks with the Bar and the solicitors'...

      Preston Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents in HM Prison Preston there were of batons being (a) drawn and (b) used each month in 2013 and 2014.

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister, when he will reply to the letter of 24 July from the First Minister of Scotland on the surveillance of Members of the Scottish Parliament; and if he will place in the...

    • Energy: Infrastructure

      To ask the Prime Minister, what assessment the National Security Council has made of the potential risks of using Chinese-built or owned energy infrastructure.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will introduce a television licence scheme based on days rather than months.

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of differences in the roll-out of superfast broadband in each county.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Capita: Conflict of Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential for conflict of interest between Capita's role in carrying out Access to Work assessments while...

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2015 to Question 9725, with reference to his Department's response to the Disability Benefits...

      British Nationals Abroad: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take greater steps to help UK nationals access pensions which have been earned abroad.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what analysis his Department has carried out on the comparative living costs of people (a) in the work related activity group of employment...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Glasgow Central, (b) the city of Glasgow and (c) Scotland have been unsuccessful in claiming jobseeker's allowance...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that deafblind people unable to use a telephone or complete paper forms are able to submit...

      Pensions: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the merits of providing concessions to ease the cost of automatic-enrolment pensions for small businesses.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of Child Support Agency enforcement rates for payment of child maintenance.

      Child Support Agency: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance he has issued to the Child Support Agency on reporting allegations of fraudulent tax claims to HM Revenue and Customs.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many liability orders issued by the Child Support Agency (CSA) for the non-payment of child maintenance resulted in (a) bailiffs acting on...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department plans to respond to correspondence on case reference ZA12785.

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of carers who depend on carer's allowance as their only or primary source of income; and...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 1.160 of the Summer Budget 2015, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects of aligning the...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what statistics his Department holds on the number of sick notes provided by jobseeker's allowance or employment and support allowance...

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for funeral payments were (a) made and (b) granted in each region in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13, (iv)...

      Carers: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of kinship carers which are affected by the benefit cap.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department will complete mandatory reconsideration of case reference number FBH 1826.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Wrexham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many application forms for jobseeker's allowance were given out by Wrexham Jobcentre in each of the last 24 months.

      Housing Benefit: Landlords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the representations made by Shelter and the Money Advice Trust on the...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many publications produced by his Department other than, Employment and Support Allowance sanctions for the work related activity group...

      Social Security Benefits: Take-up

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the UK are not claiming benefits they are entitled to; and what estimate he has made of the annual value of such unclaimed...

      Work Capability Assessments: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work capability assessments in connection with claims for employment and support allowance have been carried out in (a) Glasgow and...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will require restaurants and take-away food outlets selling meals described as fish to specify the species of fish...

    • Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress is being made on reducing international trade in endangered species.

      Greyhounds: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to issue the public consultation on the 2010 Greyhound Regulations.

      Fly-Tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will introduce legislative proposals to amend existing fly tipping offences to make it possible to attribute group...

      Game: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the prevalence of the use of barren cages in gamebird units in contravention of the...

      EU Presidency: Malta

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with her counterpart in Malta on the chairing of the environment sessions when Malta takes up...

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers are in (a) Entry Level and (b) Higher Level Stewardship agreements in the Countryside Stewardship scheme.

      Drinking Water: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects the Drinking Water Inspectorate to announce the findings of its investigations into the causes of the...

      Drinking Water: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps (a) her Department and (b) the Drinking Water Inspectorate are taking to ensure that utility companies take all...

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) Entry Level and (b) Higher Level Stewardship agreements in the Countryside Stewardship scheme (i) have expired...

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many expressions of interest have been received for the (a) Mid Tier and (b) Higher Tier of the new Countryside...

      Departmental Coordination: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2015 to Question 8416, which Minister will be chairing the Inter-Ministerial Group on...

      Drinking Water: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) visits to the affected area and (b) meetings with United Utilities management Ministers of her Department held...

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Consultants

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

    • Refugees: Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she plans to have with Ministers of the Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Executive when assessing...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she will answer the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton to the Immigration Minister dated 10 August 2015 with...

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to ratify the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

      Deportation: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people deported under the deport first, appeal later policy have subsequently appealed their case; and how many such appeals were...

      Asylum: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Libyan personnel formerly based at Bassingbourn Barracks are currently claiming asylum; and on what ground each such application...

      Undercover Policing Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will amend the terms of reference of the Pitchford inquiry into undercover policing to include operations by UK undercover officers...

      Human Trafficking: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many victims of human trafficking have been detained in the last five years.

      Cannabis: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were arrested for possession of cannabis in each of the last 10 years.

      Arrests: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women and girls (a) under 17, (b) 18 to 20, (c) 21 and over, (d) of unknown age and (e) in total were arrested for notifiable...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions (a) illegal and (b) fake alcohol have been found by police in each of the last five years.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • RAF Northolt: Air Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) military, (b) non-commercial civil and (c) commercial civilian flights flew (i) into or (ii) out of RAF Northolt in (A) 2013-14 and (B)...

  • HM Treasury

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many investigations HM Revenue and Customs has carried out for (a) non-payment of child maintenance and (b) allegations of fraudulent tax claims...

    • Fuels: Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps she is taking to tackle fuel fraud in Northern Ireland.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce a car tax scheme which enables people selling cars to claim back part-months of unused tax payments.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Offshore Industry: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent assessment she has made of the potential role of ports on Teesside in the decommissioning of offshore oil installations.

    • Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of reducing the Feed in Tariff on the ability of the UK to meet its...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what representations she has received on the potential effect on jobs and investment in the solar industry of a more gradual reduction...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which other possible new nuclear stations have been discussed in addition to the proposed Hinkley Point C station; and what the...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the effect of proposed changes to the feed-in-tariff on solar firms and small businesses in (a) St...

      Renewable Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that new housing developments are powered by renewable energy sources.

      Energy: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will make it her policy to commit her Department to a long-term energy efficiency programme for buildings including the...

      Solar Power: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on jobs and income in the solar power industry of the recent change in policy on...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what plans she has to ensure that energy companies do not overcharge consumers.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to move the UK's energy supply to more renewable resources.

      National Grid: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what transmission charges (KW/hour) are levied by the National Grid on organisations commuting electricity from one place to another...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether community support for large-scale solar farms is a requirement in determining applications for such farms; and what grade of...

      Nuclear Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the relative safety, sustainability and threats to the environment of the various types of...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the proposed Hinkley nuclear power station operates in a safe and environmentally...

      Renewable Energy: Cooperatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will hold talks with the Financial Conduct Authority on lifting the moratorium on registering new renewable energy cooperatives.

      Renewable Energy: Cooperatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what support her Department is providing to renewable energy cooperatives.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish an updated electoral register, including each (a) local authority and (b) parliamentary constituency, with the number of...

    • Electoral Register: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance his Department has issued to electoral returning officers on the release of electoral registration statistics in response to Freedom of...

      Government Departments: Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2015 to Question 8466, how many appointments to extended ministerial offices (a) have been made to date, (b)...

  • Department of Health

    • Sepsis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of sepsis there were in (a) East Lancashire, (b) the North West and (c) England in each of the last three years.

    • Lung Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2015 to Question 8491, whether interim commissioning arrangements are being considered for nivolumab lung cancer.

      Lung Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of lung cancer patients who would benefit from the immunotherapy nivolumab; and if he will make a statement.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contingency plans he has prepared to ease pressures on A&E services during winter 2015-16.

      Autism: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that NHS England collects data on waiting times between referral and first appointment for a diagnosis of...

      Junior Doctors: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many junior doctors worked in the NHS in London in each year since 2006.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many medical students are currently studying in medical schools in London.

      Blood Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to procure extended half-life blood clotting factor products for use in the NHS.

      Medical Treatments Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support his Department gives to UK citizens who are invoiced incorrectly for medical treatment given in other EU countries.

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS sites charge for parking and have not introduced concessionary arrangements that are clearly signposted for patients and the public.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures his Department is taking to improve social care quality.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on making the drug Keyruda available for cancer treatment in the NHS.

      General Practitioners: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the article entitled GP practices offered questionable incentives to cut urgent cancer referrals, published in Pulse on 1 October 2015,...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the article entitled Greed of the NHS fat cats published in the Daily Mail on 20 April 2015, whether he has instituted an investigation...

      Patricia Hart

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much Professor Patricia Hart was paid in total as Chief Executive of South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; and how many days in total she worked...

      Hospices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much central government funding was provided for (a) adult and (b) children's hospices in the last year for which figures are available.

      Heart Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding has been allocated to each region for providing congenital heart disease services.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what targets his Department has set for the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination in each at-risk group for the winter of 2015-16.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on cancer services in each year since 2009-10; and what the year-on-year change in that amount was in real terms.

      NHS Trusts: Private Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the aggregate income of all hospital trusts was from private patients, excluding overseas patients in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d)...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the delay in reform of social care funding until 2020 on the provision of social care; and how many people...

      Department of Health: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of his Department's budget is spent on legal fees and damages.

  • Department for International Development

    • Iraq: Kurds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Centre of Iraq and the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre of the Kurdistan...

    • Iraq: Internally Displaced People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the present situation of the Yezidis displaced from the Sinjar/Shengal region, irrespective of their current location; what...

      Developing Countries: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which Minister in the Department for International Development has responsibility for ensuring that the particular vulnerabilities of lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

      Developing Countries: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for International Development has published a LGBTI Strategy; and if so, where and when.

  • Home Office

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 17 December 2014 (HL3284), whether the collection of consistent and comparable data on domestic abuse is now...

    • Criminal Proceedings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to come forward with a Policing and Criminal Justice Bill; and whether that Bill will first be published in draft.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Magistrates: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many lay magistrates were recruited in the last year for which figures are available, and what was the breakdown by ethnicity and gender.

    • Victims: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, with regard to the proposal to extend the definition of "victim" to include all victims of criminal offences so that all victims of road traffic crime will...

      Prisoners: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 16 September (HL1895), how many male prisoners over the age of 80 who are currently serving prison sentences...

  • Department of Health

    • Anaemia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to alert medical practitioners to the severe and irreversible nerve damage that can occur when pernicious anaemia is misdiagnosed.

    • Anaemia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to alert medical practitioners to the severe and irreversible nerve damage that can occur when pernicious anaemia is misdiagnosed.

      NHS: Performance Standards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when both Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority will publish the financial performance data for the first quarter of 2015–16 for NHS...

      NHS: Performance Standards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether Monitor and the Care Quality Commission apply a consistent approach in relation to safety, quality and financial...

      NHS: Performance Standards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they have given to acute trusts about how to respond to Care Quality Commission inspection report recommendations to increase staffing levels...

      Junior Doctors: Certification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many junior doctors have applied for a Certificate of Good Standing from the General Medical Council in each year since 2005.

      Hospitals: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance, if any, they give to hospitals about whether patients may wear military uniforms in waiting and emergency rooms; what assessment they have...

      Hospitals: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, before withdrawing supplementary funding for the highly specialist work carried out at tertiary and teaching hospitals in England, they carried out...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bridges of Headley on 25 September (HL2301), how many job vacancies there were in each of the industries covered in...

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