Written answers

Friday, 16 October 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that diesel car emissions are tested accurately; and that such emissions tests have not been falsified...

    • Motor Vehicles: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether all registered owners of a vehicle in Northern Ireland have been issued with a new V5C document with a 12 digit reference number.

      Immobilisation of Vehicles: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of vehicles clamped for non-payment of motor tax in Northern Ireland between (a) 1 August 2013 and...

      Immobilisation of Vehicles: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many owners of vehicles clamped for not having motor tax in Northern Ireland between 1 August 2014 and 31 July 2015 appealed against that...

      Motor Vehicles: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost was of the transfer of the administration of motor vehicle taxation in Northern Ireland from Coleraine to Swansea.

      Vehicle Certification Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the proportion of income received by the Vehicle Certification Agency from vehicle...

      Driver and Vehicle Licencing Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many reports the DVLA has received of applicants' documents going missing in each of the last five years.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the total premium paid to the public purse for each of the rail franchises in England in each of the last five years.

      Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department first learnt of the installation by Volkswagen of software to distort emissions tests on diesel vehicles; and what steps he took...

      Fishing Vessels: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people were killed due to fishing boats sinking in each of the last five years.

      Fishing Vessels: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fishing boats were lost at sea in each of the last five years.

      Railways: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's letter of 11 April 2014 to the Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd, when he plans to publish the advice by HS2 Ltd and...

      Bus Services: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's average spend on Bus Service Operators Grant was per capita in each English region in each year from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce the incidences of non-payment of wages to seafarers working in (a) UK and (b) Europe.

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the total in unpaid wages owed to seafarers working in the UK shipping industry in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014.

      Railways: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many temporary speed restrictions were in place on Network Rail infrastructure on (a) 1 April and (b) the most recent date for which figures are...

      Shipping: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will raise with (a) his ministerial colleagues and (b) the International Labour Organisation the extent of non-compliance amongst open registers...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the International Transport Workers Federation's Maritime Labour...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the estimated cost is to (a) his Department and (b) Network Rail of unpausing electrification of the Midland Main Line and the North TransPennine...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2015 to Question 9602, which external organisations received payments from his Department in connection with...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether officials in his Department were acting on his authority when they instructed Network Rail and the Office of Rail and Road on 26 March 2015 on...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that automotive manufacturers have not falsified emissions data in the same manner as Volkswagen has...

  • Home Office

    • Ecuadorian Embassy: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the additional cost of policing the Ecuadorian Embassy due to the presence of Mr Julian Assange there in each...

    • Metropolitan Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were accepted onto the Metropolitan Police National Fast Track Programme in the last 12 months; and how many such people did...

      Religiously Aggravated Offences: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on ensuring police record instances of Islamophobic hate crime.

      Counter-terrorism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which local authorities are receiving Prevent strategy funding; and if she will publish the formula used for allocating such funding.

      Anti-Slavery Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to mark Anti-Slavery Day 2015; what steps she is taking to increase awareness of the growth of modern day slavery; and if...

      Burglary: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 September 2015 to Question 8380, how many burglaries were reported in each ward in Preston City Council in each...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Gibraltar: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the job description for the Governor of Gibraltar includes a requirement that the post-holder be a serving or retired...

    • Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to ensure the development of co-operation with Spain on tackling serious crime in British Gibraltar...

      Nepal: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will discuss the arrest of human rights activist Dr Chandra Kant Raut with the government of Nepal.

      China: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for the security of sensitive nuclear information of the agreement...

      Japan: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the government of Japan on the abolition of the death penalty in that country.

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Colombian counterpart on the number of Colombian human rights defenders assassinated in...

      Colombia: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Colombian counterpart on the recent assassination of three members of the Zenu...

  • Attorney General

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Oral Statement by the Prime Minister on 7 September 2015, Official Report, column 26, on what dates he was consulted on the legal basis for drone...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether there is a process to allow hon. Members to view (a) limited and (b) other classified (i) Council and (ii) other EU...

    • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions his Department has had with the US embassy in London on plans by that embassy to open a reading room to allow...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2015 to Question 8779, whether the range of information sources HM Revenue and Customs...

      Overseas Investment: Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what support UKTI is giving to British firms wishing to invest in Sri Lanka.

      Trade Promotion: South Asia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many official trade delegations have been to (a) India, (b) Pakistan, (c) Bangladesh and (d) Sri Lanka in each of the last...

      Exports: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that criterion 8 of the consolidated EU Licensing Criteria document is...

      Gender: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to his Department's Research Paper No. 235, on pregnancy and maternity-related discrimination and disadvantages,...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the contribution of trades unions to the national economy.

      Small Businesses: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps the Government will take to provide support to small organisations which are not able to pay their staff the national...

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of how many people will benefit directly from the implementation of the national living wage.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate the Government has made of the average cost to a claimant, including tribunal fees, time spent on case, travel and...

      Further Education: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress his Department has made on the merger of further education colleges in Nottingham; and what options are under...

      Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the budget is for the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate in 2015-16.

      Cars: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with Volkswagen and Renault on the recall of cars in Northern Ireland aged one to five years for...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a scheme for naming and shaming employers who fail to pay...

      EU Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much funding the UK was allocated from the (a) European Regional Development Fund, (b) European Social Funds, (c) European...

      Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the benefits to UK businesses in the (a) retail, (b) automobile, (c) construction, (d) ICT, (e)...

      EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the benefit to the UK economy of the preferential trade agreements the EU has negotiated with...

      EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the benefits to the UK economy of (a) the absence of tariff barriers for intra-EU trade and (b)...

  • Leader of the House

    • English Votes for English Laws

      To ask the Leader of the House, what discussions he has had with Ministers or officials of HM Treasury on the effect of Government proposals for English votes for English laws on the future of...

  • Department for Education

    • Careers and Enterprise Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the progress made by the Careers and Enterprise Company on (a) increasing employer output into schools and colleges...

    • Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much (a) revenue and (b) capital funding was provided to each pupil in state (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in Gloucestershire (A) in cash...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much (a) revenue and (b) capital funding was provided to each pupil in state (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in Essex (A) in cash terms and...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much (a) revenue and (b) capital funding was provided to per pupil in state (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in Devon (A) in cash terms and...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what funding his Department has available for potential replacement premises and technologies in the light of the proposed closures of court and...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he intends to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Delyn of 24 May 2015 on the Shrewsbury 24.

      Magistrates' Courts: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of the magistrates' courts which closed in the last five years were sold within 12 months of closure; how many such courts remain unsold; and...

      Taxis: Guide Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will introduce new sentencing guidelines to help prevent taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs and other assistance dogs.

      Magistrates' Courts: Grantham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the estimated market value is of the freehold buildings used by Grantham Magistrates' Court.

      Religiously Aggravated Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many religious leaders have been convicted for contravening the (a) Public Order Act 1986, (b) Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, (c)...

      Youth Custody: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children in (a) secure children's homes, (b) secure training centres and (c) young offender institutions had an Education, Health and Care plan...

      Young Offenders: Prisoners' Incentives and Earned Privileges Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children were on the basic level of the IEP scheme in (a) HM Young Offender Institution Feltham, (b) HM Young Offender Institution Wetherby,...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there were in (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14 and (iii) 2014-15 under Section 49 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003...

  • Prime Minister

    • Trident

      To ask the Prime Minister, under which criteria the Government would consider it justified to launch (a) a pre-emptive nuclear attack on another independent state or states using the Trident...

    • Cabinet Committees: Airports

      To ask the Prime Minister, what the (a) date of establishment, (b) membership, (c) meeting schedule and (d) agenda is of the special cabinet committee on airport expansion.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Football Association Premier League: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to encourage Premier League football clubs to pay all staff, including those employed via external contractors,...

    • Wembley Stadium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will encourage the Football Association to ensure an equitable agreement is reached for both Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea to...

      Archery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations his Department has received on the removal of archery from the sports included in the Commonwealth Games for 2018;...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how the final five per cent of superfast broadband coverage will be funded.

      Television: Royalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has for the future regulation of television content royalty payments.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 2.110 of the Summer Budget 2015, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of limiting...

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2015 to Question 9725, whether Capita is permitted to provide recording equipment for use during...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Pressure Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have had with representatives of (i) the Taxpayers' Alliance, (ii) the...

      Local Housing Allowance: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 2.115 of the Summer Budget 2015, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of freezing local...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2015 to Question 9035, which properties are shared by his Department in flexible delivery locations;...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2015 to Question 9645, for what reasons median end to end times for processing personal independence...

      Taxation: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2015 to Question 7643, what estimate he has made of the number of single earner married couples where the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department differentiates between private sector landlords and housing associations in the manner in which it makes direct...

      Social Security Benefits: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what processes and procedures are in place when benefit claimants report having suicidal thoughts.

      Carers: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what effect the introduction of universal credit will have on the incomes of those spending more than 21 hours per week in education and who...

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2015 to Question 10360, how many sanctions have been applied due to claimants not ticking the appropriate...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to recommend that insurance companies make public their geographical data suppliers in respect of...

    • Timber: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to enable the establishment of a market in 100 per cent sustainable timber by 2020.

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department made prior to laying the Flood Reinsurance (Scheme Funding and Administration) Regulations...

      Timber: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will implement proposals put forward by the World Wildlife Fund in its 2015 Forest Campaign to ensure that...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress her Department has made on introducing the Flood Re scheme.

      Public Footpaths: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress the Government is making towards ensuring that 3,000 miles of the England Coast Path will be open by 2020.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many CAP payment applications were submitted within the deadline in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what disallowance penalties her Department has incurred in relation to CAP payments in each year since 2010.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to make CAP payments before the end of December 2015.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on (a) processing farmers' 2015 Basic Payment Scheme applications and (b) tackling the...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what effect the switch to a paper-based application system for the Basic Payment Scheme has had on (a) claim validation and...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to introduce interim payments in cases in which there are delays in making payments under the...

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the level of complexity of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme; if she will take steps...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to ensure that (a) Seafish and (b) other bodies funded by fishing levies do not promote the...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the amount spent each year by (a) Seafish and (b) other bodies funded by fishing levies on...

      Bees: Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish the results of the EU's recent tests on the likely harmful effects to bees of the use of neonicotinoids;...

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the level of take-up of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme is; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Poverty: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of policies to tackle poverty in urban areas.

    • Elections: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the benefits to the taxpayer, and to the electorate, of combining the dates of the proposed...

      Social Rented Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households occupy social housing in each London borough; and how many such households in each such borough have an...

      Shared Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to reduce barriers preventing tenants in shared ownership properties from staircasing up to increase...

      Private Rented Housing: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to assist local authorities to safeguard the residential amenity of urban residential locales with high...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what capabilities he requires of Protector aircraft.

  • HM Treasury

    • Treasury: Grants

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27 July 2015 to Question 7826, what his definition is of a contentious grant; and whether any grants have come into this category...

    • Fuels: Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions prosecutions have resulted from visits by HM Revenue and Customs' officials to sites in Northern Ireland where illegal fuel laundering...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the British Virgin Islands government's progress towards implementing a central register of beneficial ownership; and what...

      Interest Rate Swap Transactions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the interest rate hedging products redress scheme operated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

      Tourism: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the annual VAT take is from tourism businesses in Wales.

      Regional Airports: Air Passenger Duty

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of devolution of air passenger duty on regional airports.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 September 2015, when he expects to publish 2014-15 data on families' tax credit awards within local authorities.

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to better regulate financial service providers working in the UK (a) in general and (b) specifically those selling...

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Help to Buy mortgages have been refused by the Government despite being accepted by the participating bank.

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Help to Buy mortgages have been declined on the basis of a poor credit rating.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Young People

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people under 25 years old in (a) St Helens North constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c) the UK receive tax credits.

      Treasury: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for Finance in the Republic of Ireland; and what subjects were raised at those discussions.

      EU Budget

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding the UK has been allocated from the (a) European Regional Development Fund, (b) European Social Funds, (c) European Agricultural Fund of...

      Help to Buy Scheme: Worcestershire

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) Worcester and (b) Worcestershire have taken up a Help to Buy ISA.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Local Government: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what data her Department holds on the carbon footprint and emissions of local authorities.

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent assessment she has made of the UK's progress towards meeting its 2020 carbon emission targets.

      Renewables Obligation: Exemptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2015 to Question 8254, how many levy exemption certificates there were in each region and...

      Department for Energy and Climate Change: Pressure Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what meetings her Department has had with representatives of (a) the Taxpayers' Alliance, (b) the Confederation of British Industry,...

      Energy: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the consistency of its policies on subsidies for renewable energy and for fossil fuels with...

      Power Stations: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will bring forward proposals to allow the creation and sale of licences and franchises to provide heating using power station...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the total amount of renewable energy generation was in the second quarter of 2015.

      Renewable Energy: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the effect of recently announced changes in incentives for renewable energy generation on the UK's...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the effect on carbon emissions of the reduction on feed-in tariffs; and if she will make a statement.

      Nuclear Power: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many people were employed in the nuclear industry and its supply chain in each financial year between 2010-11 and 2014-15.

      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)...

      Nuclear Power: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether the activities of the new UK-China joint research and innovation centre will be subject to oversight by (a) the Office for...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether the announced reductions in feed-in tariff support will apply to existing contracts or new ones; and if she will make a statement.

      Mining: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent discussions her Department has had with the UK Miners Pension Scheme Association on the Miners Pension Scheme; and if she...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Foreign Companies: Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people are employed in (a) the UK and (b) each region by companies (i) with headquarters in the EU and (ii) owned in the EU.

    • Data Protection: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Department has responsibility for (a) data protection, (b) data sharing and (c) the Information Commissioner's Office.

      Prime Minister: Milk

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much (a) fair price milk and (b) non-fair price milk was purchased for use in 10 Downing Street in August 2015; and what plans he has to ensure...

  • Department of Health

    • Action on Smoking and Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 26 June 2015 to Question 2761, if he will place in the Library a copy of the grant application received by his Department from...

    • Electroconvulsive Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will undertake an urgent review into the increased use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) on people considered incapacitated without their consent;...

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of all previous and current materials used for the healthWRAP training course.

      Veterans: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made towards full disregard of military compensation payments for veterans in respect of their care costs; and if he will make a...

      Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients Lancashire Care have admitted to named NHS facilities at (a) Clatterbridge, (b) West Part, Darlington, (c) Hull (d) Birch Hill,...

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to establish a database of people suffering from secondary breast cancer; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Health Services: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) proportion and (b) number of mental health providers have been inspected by the Care Quality Commission under its new inspection regime.

      Junior Doctors: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received from groups representing junior doctors on their current working conditions; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Health Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hours of mental health training is required as part of the mandatory training course for (a) student doctors, (b) student nurses and (c) midwives.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to prepare for the implementation of waiting time standards for eating disorder services in April 2016.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people referred for talking therapies received cognitive behaviour therapy in each of the last five years.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17 September 2015 to Question 10120, what additional funding his Department plans to make available to facilitate diabetes care...

      Health Services: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that the NHS Trust Development Authority collaborates with the NHS Future Fit process in Shropshire to make a decision...

      Everolimus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what timetable NHS England has set for developing a commissioning policy for the Everolimus drug.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many medical students completed their studies in London medical schools in each year from 2006 to 2009.

      Autism: St Helens North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps (a) his Department and (b) NHS England is taking to ensure that autism diagnosis waiting times for (i) children and (ii) adults in St Helens...

      Morquio Syndrome: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects NICE to publish its final guidance on the Vimizim treatment.

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which railway schemes will be funded out of the £13 billion funding that has been allocated to the Northern Powerhouse, and what is the expected cost of...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Offshore Industry: Decommissioning

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the cost to the public purse of decommissioning gas and oil infrastructure in the North Sea over the period 2014–15...

    • Offshore Industry: Decommissioning

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have taken to limit their exposure to costs arising from the decommissioning of North Sea oil and gas infrastructure.

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