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Written answers

Monday, 19 October 2015

  • HM Treasury

    • Fuels: Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2015 to Question 8518, what possible prosecutions and convictions have arisen as a result of the dismantling of...

    • Minimum Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2015 to Question 8778, what level of fine was levied on each company; and how much each such company owed in arrears.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are in receipt of tax credits in (a) Glasgow Central constituency, (b) the city of Glasgow and (c) Scotland.

      Vat

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the proportion of VAT revenue accruing to the Exchequer which derives from businesses with an annual turnover under (a) £150,000...

      Vat

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the level of existing VAT thresholds for small businesses.

      Interest Rate Swap Transactions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Financial Conduct Authority in dealing with complaints relating to the misselling of interest rate swaps.

      Income Tax: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when HM Revenue and Customs will send a notification letter to Scottish taxpayers to inform them of the introduction of the new Scottish rate of income tax.

      Income Tax: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will send detailed information to employers and payroll agents affected by the introduction of the new Scottish rate of income tax to enable them to...

      Income Tax: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment HM Revenue and Customs has made of the effect of the new Scottish rate of income tax on remote and mobile workers who are Scottish taxpayers.

      Stock Market: China

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the terms of reference are for his Department's feasibility study into future connections between UK and Chinese stock markets.

      Public Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction in the rate of corporation tax on public sector net borrowing and debt.

      Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have booked free guidance sessions with Pension Wise on defined contribution pensions schemes since April 2015; and how many such sessions...

      Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the (a) Office for Budget Responsibility and (b) National Audit Office have been given access to the internal HM Revenue and Customs modelling which...

      Slavery

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will collect data on the number of enforcement actions undertaken by HM Revenue and Customs involving victims of modern slavery.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to establish a grant scheme to support charities providing rapid response vehicles for medical purposes.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many reports he has received in each of the last two financial years of HM Revenue and Customs' electronic application portal failing to record and...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Young People

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people under 25 years old in (a) Glasgow South West constituency, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK receive tax credits.

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 1.44 of the Summer Budget 2015, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects of changes to child tax credits...

      Loan Guarantee Scheme: China

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the loan guarantee facility offered to Chinese nuclear companies in his announcement in Beijing on 21 September 2015 remains within the scope of the...

      Taxation: Food

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the introduction of a tax on food with a high sugar content; and what assessment his Department has made of the effect of food taxes...

      Treasury: Pressure Groups

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings his Department has had with representatives of (a) the Taxpayers' Alliance, (b) the Confederation of British Industry, (c) the Institute of...

      National Infrastructure Commission

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what planning powers he plans to provide to the National Infrastructure Commission; and what the relationship is between the remit of that Commission and...

      Climate Change Levy: Exemptions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2015 to Question 8254, what the overall value is of climate change levy tax waived for levy exemption certificates (a)...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households claiming working and child tax credits consist of (a) all UK nationals, (b) at least one UK national and at least one non-UK national...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Warrington North

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people in Warrington North constituency who will receive a reduced amount of tax credit in the next financial...

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether the Electoral Commission has made any assessment of the suitability of...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications were made for short-term benefit advance and hardship payments in the last 12 months; and what proportion of such...

    • State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will review the increase in the state pension age to mitigate the effects of that change on women born between April 1953 and April 1960.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of television licences for people over the age of 75 in each of the last three years.

      Refugees: National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the number of people who do not receive a national insurance number within 28 days of being granted refugee status.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what specific guidance and advice his Department will be issuing to pensioners on the change in the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme from...

      Housing Benefit: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent on housing benefit between 2010 and 2015.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners will lose money as a result of changing the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme from a benefit to an interest-bearing...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the level of administration fees and interest charges to pensioners under the Support for Mortgage...

      Pneumoconiosis: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the schedule of comparable programme objects in HM Treasury's publication, Funding the Scottish Parliament, National...

      Pneumoconiosis: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time was for a decision to be made on a claim for pneumoconiosis between 2010 and 2015.

      Funerals: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support his Department is giving to people on low incomes who are unable to cover the costs of a funeral deposit.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2015 to Question 8870, whether the new life chances measures will monitor households where an adult is...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who were affected by the benefit cap in August 2015 have been affected by the benefit cap at any point since September 2013.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations she has received on proposals that Tier 2 visa immigrants from outside the European Economic Area must be...

    • Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visa applicants in (a) Scotland, (b) Glasgow and (c) Glasgow Central constituency have been liable for the Immigration Health...

      Undocumented Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) large and (b) small businesses have been found to have employed illegal migrants between 2010 and 2015.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff are employed by her Department's landlord helpline service.

      Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people granted temporary leave to remain have subsequently been refused indefinite leave to remain upon re-application in each year...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the Government has decided not to impose a time limit on detention of immigrants.

      Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many nurses from the Philippines have been recruited to work in the NHS under Tier 2 visas in each year since 2010; and if she will make...

      HM Passport Office: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in Scotland have been employed by HM Passport Office in each year since 2005.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria she applies when determining the selection of areas as asylum dispersal areas.

      Passports: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passports have been issued to (a) British subjects, (b) British protected persons and (c) British overseas citizens in each of the...

      Visas: Orkney and Shetland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications have been made from Orkney and Shetland for visas requiring the enrolment of biometric information in each year since...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) asylum seekers are dispersed and (b) refugees are resident in each (i) local authority and (ii) parliamentary constituency.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that Syrian refugees coming to Britain do not have criminal records or connections to...

      Police: Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons information held by her Department regarding the ethnicity, age and gender of people involved in police Taser incidents has...

      Health Services: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to protect women visiting pregnancy advisory centres and residents living near such centres from harassment.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Pressure Groups

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

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress she has made in resolving the political situation in Northern Ireland.

      Cars: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether she has had discussions with Volkswagen and Renault car manufacturers regarding the recall of cars in Northern Ireland aged one to five...

  • Department of Health

    • Government Departments: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will consult on implementing no smoking zones outside government buildings for people employed in those buildings.

    • Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to ensure councils have adequate funding to protect social care following the implementation of the National Living Wage in...

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice his Department issues to NHS bodies on setting payment terms for NHS suppliers.

      Cervical Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of progress in diagnosing and treating cervical cancers more effectively in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on (a) nurses and (b) doctors employed through an agency in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of (a) the total NHS staff budget, (b) spending on doctors and (c) spending on nurses was spent on agency staff in each of the last five...

      Psychiatry: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the lack of statutory regulation of child psychotherapists on patient safety.

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assistance his Department provides to the breastfeeding support line.

      Streptococcus: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what cost benefit assessment his Department has made of a policy of providing Group B strep tests to new-born babies on the NHS.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will initiate all-party discussions on how to ensure that the NHS is financially sustainable in the long-term.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with NHS England on the contents of the planned Clinical Commissioning Groups' (CCG) Scorecard; and what steps he...

      Alcoholism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of children who are the children of alcoholics.

      Alcoholism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the UK of alcoholism.

      Alcoholism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's strategy is for supporting children who are the children of alcoholics; and if he will make a statement.

      Alcoholism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of children who are the children of alcoholics who go on to misuse alcohol.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of which health and wellbeing boards are most effective in reducing misuse of alcohol; and if he will make a statement.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which 50 areas have the highest incidence of the misuse of alcohol; and if he will make a statement.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on steps to tackle alcohol misuse.

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans next to update the public health outcomes framework.

      Alcoholism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of alcoholics in each local authority area.

      Autism: Carshalton and Wallington

      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 Carshalton...

      Alcoholism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what forecast his Department has made of the cost of alcoholism over the next 20 years.

      Alcoholism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of children who are the children of alcoholics in each local authority area.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people in each county who have diabetes.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) his Department and (b) the NHS gives mental health parity of esteem with physical health.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on seasonal influenza vaccination public awareness campaigns in 2014-15; and how much it plans to spend on such campaigns...

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of progress by the NHS on implementing the recommendations of the 17th Report of Session 2012-13 of the Public...

      Diabetes: Medical Treatments Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what comparative assessment he has made of uptake and use by the NHS of new treatments for people living with diabetes with health systems in other EU...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of public sector pay restraint on (a) staff recruitment, (b) staff retention and (c) expenditure on...

      Community Nurses: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to (a) address geographic inequalities in and (b) move towards comprehensive coverage for Community Children's Nursing provision;...

      Food: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on (a) the mandatory display by restaurants of ratings and (b) empowering local authorities to...

      Hospitals: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of hospital consultants who opt out of weekend work.

      Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve rates of early diagnosis for life-threatening illnesses.

      Infant Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which agency is tasked with ensuring that mothers, infants and children are provided with adequate protection and support for appropriate feeding during...

      Infant Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which Minister in his Department is leading on infant feeding policy; for what reasons England has no ministerial infant feeding lead; and for what...

      Health Services: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to provide sufficient health services in Lancashire to meet increased demand from new residents of large housing...

      Prostate Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on implementation of a national screening programme for prostate cancer.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to publish mandated NHS data and related data flows to regional cancer registries in recurrent and metastatic breast cancer.

      Junior Doctors: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of junior doctors likely to lose income as a result of proposed contractual changes.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to tender for additional proton beam therapy treatment providers.

      NHS: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what forecasts his Department has made of the proportion of NHS (a) nurses and (b) doctors that will be recruited from agencies in each of the next five...

      Psychiatry: Greenwich and Woolwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies referrals in Greenwich and Woolwich constituency received an assessment within 28 days in...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's response to e-petition No. 104334, what the evidential basis is of the statement that (a) if you are admitted to...

      Department of Health: Pressure Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings his Department has had with representatives of (a) the Taxpayers' Alliance, (b) the Confederation of British Industry, (c) the Institute of...

      Agency Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the ceiling for agency nurse spending for each NHS trust will be made publicly available from 2015-16.

      Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure earlier diagnosis of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in babies and young children; and if he will make a statement.

      Doctors: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect that the proposed contract changes will have on the NHS's ability to retain doctors.

      Doctors: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to reopen negotiations with the British Medical Association on proposed contract changes for doctors.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to publish a detailed implementation plan for the new five-year cancer strategy for the NHS.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 40 in (a) England and (b) Greenwich and Woolwich constituency were offered a referral to a...

      Nurses: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses are employed in NHS hospitals on salaries of £35,000 or more.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of eligible people took up Healthy Start vouchers in (a) Birkenhead, (b) the Liverpool, city region and (c) the UK in the last period for...

      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 2012 and 5 April 2013 and employed on an annual salary of...

      Immigration Controls: Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department was consulted by the Home Office on the impact assessment for the proposals that Tier 2 visa immigrants from outside the European...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the mechanisms used by NHS England to collect information on patient experience include metrics on (a) shared decision-making and (b) self-management.

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many stakeholders responded to the consultation on the Call to Action on improving eye health and provision of NHS eye health services.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) financial and (b) environmental guidance NHS England provides to clinical commissioning groups on delivering sustainable healthcare in England.

      Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress NHS England has made on making care for people with long-term conditions (a) more personalised and (b) better coordinated in the last year.

      Chronic Illnesses: Digital technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps NHS England is taking to increase the use of e-consultations in the management of long-term conditions.

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the roll-out of the Liaison and Diversion services schemes; and if he will make a statement.

      Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received from the government of the Philippines on proposals that Tier 2 visa immigrants from outside the European...

      Drinks: Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the sugar content of carbonated drinks; and if he will make a statement.

      Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses from the Philippines are currently employed in NHS hospitals on salaries of £35,000 or more; and if he will make a statement.

      Carers: Part-time Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support or respite care is available to full-time carers who wish to work part-time in addition to their caring responsibilities.

      Primary Health Care: Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of translation services in primary care provision in (a) England and (b) Wales in 2013-14.

      NHS: Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what provisions are in place to support and promote the mental wellbeing of the NHS workforce.

      Community Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many district nurses are (a) in training and (b) in service; and how many district nurses were (i) in training and (ii) in service in each of the...

      Uveitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations (a) NHS England and (b) NICE have received from (i) drug companies and (ii) patient groups on the treatment of uveitis.

      Uveitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people with uveitis; and what treatment is available for that condition at what cost.

      Junior Doctors: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of junior doctors about their hours and rates of pay.

      Colorectal Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the implications for his Department's policy are of the recent study funded by the Institute of Cancer Research and published in Nature Medicine of...

      Junior Doctors: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether under the new junior doctor contract proposals, doctors will be prevented from receiving remuneration or other financial support for teaching...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish a new national strategy for carers.

      Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people working in social care (a) on zero-hours contracts and (b) paid less than the living wage.

      General Practitioners: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 6.34 of his Department's Health Education England mandate: April 2015 to March 2016, published on 12 March 2015, what...

      General Practitioners and Social Services: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of (a) adult social care providers and (b) GP practices have been inspected by the Care Quality Commission since September 2013.

      Junior Doctors: Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to improve the morale of junior doctors in the last 12 months.

      NHS: Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much in real terms the NHS spent on administration in each year since 2011-12.

      Department of Health: Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much (a) his Department and (b) NHS England has spent on photocopier and printer paper since January 2013.

      Junior Doctors: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether under the new junior doctor contract proposals, doctors will be prevented from giving their time to (a) the British Medical Association, (b) the...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Postal Services: Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what measures he has put in place to ensure that the Royal Mail Universal Service obligation remains active and in force across...

    • Science: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans he has to expand the Bristol and Bath Science Park.

      Universities: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of universities on their local economy.

      Higher Education: Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to encourage collaboration between higher education institutions and the creative economy.

      Arms Trade: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, to which countries UK weapons manufacturers are prohibited from selling arms.

      Construction: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a policy of requiring cash retentions from the construction industry to...

      Universities: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make it his policy to use the Charity Research Support Fund as a means to secure investment from the charitable...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the existing system for dual support for research in providing...

      Overseas Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the level of trade was between Israel and the UK in 2013-14; and what steps he is taking to increase bilateral trade with...

      Spacecraft: Nuclear Engineering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what collaboration is taking place between universities, space companies and the European Space Agency on developing nuclear...

      Higher Education: Emigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the factors which explain why academics and researchers emigrate.

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether any arms export licences have been (a) suspended, (b) revoked or (c) refused in relation to Saudi Arabia in 2015.

      Electronic Commerce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps the Government is taking to promote its statement of principles for online retailers.

      Electronic Commerce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much the Government has spent on promoting its statement of principles for online retailers.

      Origin Marking: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the labelling of goods produced in Israeli settlements with World Trade...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2015 to Question 3711, how many arms export licences the Government has granted to Saudi Arabia...

      Plastic Bags: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will support an EU-wide ban on single-use plastic carrier bags.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of evidence from research on the proportion of women subject to pregnancy or maternity-related...

      Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, Downward mobility, opportunity hoarding and...

      Nuclear Power: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprentices there were in the civil nuclear industry in each financial year between 2010-11 and 2014-15.

      Groceries Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the terms of the forthcoming statutory review into the role of the Groceries Code Adjudicator will be; if the Government...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2015 to Question 9138, what assessment he has made of whether payment by his Department...

      Construction: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure that sufficient (a) skilled workers and (b) apprenticeships are available in the construction...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of how many Hove residents who have taken out student loans since 2012 will be affected by proposals...

      Arms Trade: Arab States

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2015 to Question 10357, how many arms export licences of what value and type have been...

      Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent progress has been made on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership; and if he will make a statement.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Arms Control: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps with his EU partners and the US Department of Defense to improve the traceability and tracking of small arms and light weapons...

    • Clyde Naval Base

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the press release of 31 August 2015, £500 million for Faslane, announced by the Chancellor, what provision has been made within...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many units of housing in the UK for military personnel are presently unoccupied in each local authority area.

      Ministry of Defence: Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many places of residence his Department has owned in each of the last five years.

      Air Force: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many senior RAF officers of the rank of (a) Air Commodore, (b) Air Vice Marshall, (c) Air Marshall and (d) Air Chief Marshall are based in (i)...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the legal basis was for the RAF drone attack carried out in Syria on 21 August 2015; and if he will publish the original legal guidance on which...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any individuals other than those expressly intended to be the target of the RAF drone attack carried out in Syria on 21 August 2015 were killed...

      Veterans: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many applications from Normandy veterans for the award of the Legion d'Honneur have been made to his Department since 6 June 2014; how many such...

      Clyde Naval Base: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel of his Department working directly with the Trident programme at HM Naval Base Clyde are based permanently within (a) Argyll and Bute...

      Armed Forces: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans the Government has to acknowledge and compensate for the damage caused to individuals as a result of the former ban on homosexual people...

      Battle of Preston: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any Minister in his Department plans to attend celebrations of the tercentenary of the Battle of Preston in November 2015.

      Iraq: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of crowded airspace on British military assets operating in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.

      Strategic Defence and Security Review: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will consult Ministers in the Scottish Government on the Strategic Defence and Security Review.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civilian casualties were recorded as a result of drone strikes in 2014.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what advice his Department issues to local authorities on advising private rented sector tenants subject to court orders for...

    • Homelessness: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to improve supported accommodation for homeless young people in (a) Easington constituency, (b) County...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with local government representatives on ensuring social value is taken into account in proposals...

      Travellers: Entertainers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to foster links with travelling showpeople.

      Communities and Local Government: Pressure Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what meetings his Department has had with representatives of (a) the Taxpayers' Alliance, (b) the Confederation of British...

      Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to ensure that women's refuges (a) have a sustainable source of funding and (b) continue to enable...

      Homelessness: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many 16 and 17 year olds were presented as homeless to Durham County Council in the most recent 12 months for which figures...

      Enterprise Zones: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made in developing enterprise zones at (a) Blackpool Airport and (b) Warton.

      Air Displays: Shoreham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will consider issuing guidance restricting the taking of photos and videos following the Shoreham air show crash.

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many empty properties were brought back into use as affordable housing by the Empty Homes programme; and if he will...

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of households evicted from council accommodation rented from private landlords at short notice have been...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to promote tenant management.

      Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to improve the transparency of the corporate governance on housing associations.

      Housing: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of new homes built in local authorities in the West Midlands; and if...

      Flood Control: West Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the internal drainage...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will ensure that decisions on shale gas well locations are taken by local authorities.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Pressure Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what meetings his Department has had with representatives of (a) the Taxpayers' Alliance, (b) the Confederation of British Industry, (c) the Institute...

    • Trade Unions: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what meetings his Department has had with (a) the Scottish Trade Unions Congress, (b) individual STUC-affiliated trades unions, (c) the Convention of...

      Exports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what progress the Government has made on implementing the recommendations of the Wilson Review of Support for Scottish Exporting; and what plans he has...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Government Equalities Office: Pressure Groups

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials of her Department have had with representatives of (i) the Taxpayers' Alliance, (ii) the Confederation...

    • Bullying: Homophobia

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to help tackle homophobic bullying in schools.

      Disability: Children's Play

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent assessment she has made of the ease of disabled children's access to play.

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Pressure Groups

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

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what increase there has been in the mitigation and compensation budget of High Speed 2 as a result of the greater impact of AP3 construction works on...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications have been made in each community forum area in Camden under the (a) Exceptional Hardship and (b) Need to Sell schemes of High...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what compensation HS2 Ltd has to pay to rail franchise holders for the track possessions required to bring High Speed 2 to Euston; and what effect the...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the current budget is for bringing High Speed 2 into Euston; and what proportion of this cost is accounted for by (a) tunnelling from Old Oak...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will ensure that public land required by HS2 Ltd only during the construction phase will be returned to the relevant local authority for...

      Euston Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when funds will be made available to enable the eastern section of the station at Euston to be redeveloped; and if he will ensure that this is...

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he to promote the expansion of the turn-up-and-go scheme for disabled transport users throughout the rail network.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 31 of the report by the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee entitled The economics of HS2, published on 25 March...

      Motor Vehicles: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of amending the road traffic construction and use regulations to prohibit blue lights on...

      Motor Vehicles: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will amend the road traffic construction and use regulations to require dashboard warning lights for faulty brake lights to be mandatory.

      Railways: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to assess the (a) feasibility and (b) the potential economic and social effects on the North of England of...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the current status is of the Shipping Strategic Plans for the (a) shipping, (b) ports and (c) business services sectors of the UK maritime...

      Public Transport: Bicycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the provision of bike racks on buses on the number of people using public transport.

      Trams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the use of trams to increase low-carbon travel.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Central African Republic: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what technical support his Department plans to provide to the forthcoming elections in the Central African Republic.

    • China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to raise the issue of human rights during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in October 2015.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what checks his Department carries out on non-governmental organisations and charities before allocating them funding to ensure...

      Israel: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Israeli counterpart on reducing the number of attacks on Christian religious sites in Israel.

      Germany: Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the German government urging it to follow up on the meeting between German officials and the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pressure Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what meetings his Department has had with representatives of (a) the Taxpayers' Alliance, (b) the Confederation of British...

      India: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to raise the human rights of ethnic and religious minorities in India during the visit of Prime Minister Modi...

      Gibraltar: Bank Notes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the legal status of Scottish, Northern Irish and Bank of England banknotes is within the Overseas Territory of Gibraltar;...

      Commonwealth: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that same-sex marriages are recognised in all Commonwealth countries; and what...

      European Union: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which other EU member states have stated that they are prepared to support proposals to amend the EU treaties.

      Eritrea: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on UK-based companies (a) manufacturing and (b) selling arms for use in Eritrea.

      Eritrea: Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) UN, (b) EU, (c) government of Ethiopia and (d) government of Eritrea on...

      Republic of Congo: Overseas Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the government of the Republic of Congo on the payment of UK companies for infrastructure...

      Eritrea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will issue a response to Early Day Motion 112 on human rights in Eritrea.

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on relations between Spain and HM Government of...

      Spain: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent meetings he and other Ministers of his Department have had with Miguel Ángel Moratinos.

      Central African Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of progress of the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration process in the Central African...

      Central African Republic: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support the reintegration into society of children enlisted in armed groups in the...

      West Bank: Arson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he has received from the Israeli authorities about progress in prosecuting the perpetrators of the arson...

      Nigeria: Boko Haram

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the Nigerian government on the recent rescue of 178 people from Boko Haram; and...

      Australia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Australian counterpart on the effect of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull coming into office...

      Syria: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the level of sexual violence (a) within Syria and (b) in camps for Syrian refugees.

      China: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to express concern about persecution of religious groups in China with President Xi Jinping during his visit...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to monitor the use of weapons (a) manufactured in the UK or (b) sold by UK companies to the government...

      Burma: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the government of Burma on the possible postponement of elections in that country.

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of weapons (a) manufactured in the UK or (b) sold by companies based in the UK being used by the...

      Colombia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for peace talks in Colombia of the on-going violence perpetrated by...

      Syria: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Russian intervention in Syria; and if he will make a...

      Libya: Freezing of Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to ensure that interest earned on Libyan assets frozen in the UK is used to compensate the...

  • Department for International Development

    • Caribbean: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support rebuilding work in the Caribbean after Hurricane Joaquin.

    • Afghanistan: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions the Government has had with the Afghan government on relieving poverty in Afghanistan.

      Middle East and North Africa: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the risk of famine in Yemen; and what assessment she has made of the possible humanitarian...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of the ongoing de facto blockade of Yemen by the government of Yemen and the Saudi-led...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will take steps to ensure that all parties involved in the conflict in Yemen allow unimpeded humanitarian access (a) into and...

      Sub-Saharan Africa: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa.

      Palestinians: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to support economic growth in the Palestinian Territories.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether it is an objective of the Health System Strengthening Framework to support partner governments to increase domestic funding...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she plans to publish the new Health System Strengthening Framework.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average cost of building a primary school in England was in 2014 excluding the cost of land.

    • Schools: Fylde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to adequately resource schools to meet the increased demand for school places from new residents of large housing...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to prevent sexual exploitation of vulnerable people with special educational needs in schools.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to extend Ofsted inspections to semi-independent care provision for 16 to 18 year olds; and if she will make a statement.

      Academies: Faith Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) free schools and (b) academies with a religious character have been opened in each of the last five years.

      Ofsted: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the (a) quality and (b) adequacy of the number of Ofsted inspectors.

      Children: Reading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children entered Key Stage 3 a year or more behind in reading level in each of the last three years.

      Ofsted

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of Ofsted in improving standards in schools; what data she uses to make that assessment; and...

      Teachers: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she plans to take to increase the number of former Armed Forces personnel who retrain as teachers through the Troops to Teachers programme.

      Studio Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of studio schools on pupil attainment.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of how many children are entitled to but not registered to receive free school meals.

      Schools: Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect on (a) individual school budgets and (b) local education authority budgets of variations in the water and...

      Schools: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent advice she has given to schools on tackling Islamophobia.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Internet: Certification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to extend the BBFC's voluntary pilot project for the rating of online music videos to other online...

    • National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will hold discussions with Camelot on steps they are taking to reverse the recent decline in national lottery sales.

      Football: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will hold discussions with the FA about the affordability of tickets to Premier League matches for people on the national average...

      Telecommunications: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to promote competition in the telecommunications market.

      Rugby: World Cup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to promote the legacy of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

      Motor Sports: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to increase participation in motor sport for young people from families with lower incomes.

      Festivals and Special Occasions: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if Ministers in his Department plan to attend Lancashire Day celebrations on 27 November 2015.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pressure Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what meetings her Department has had with representatives of (a) the Taxpayers' Alliance, (b) the Confederation of British...

    • Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department will revise its consultation paper on air quality draft plans, published on 12 September 2015, to take...

      Animal Feed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress her Department is making on research on the production of diverse forage mixtures to optimise animal production.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the PCR test for tuberculosis; and if she will make a statement.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the incidence of bovine TB on farms situated in trial badger cull areas.

      Schools: Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the difference between the water and sewerage charge per pupil in Lancashire...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Hinkley Point C Power Station: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what legal advice her Department has received on responding to the challenge in the European Court of Justice to the approval of state...

    • Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the market rate for electricity was when the strike rate of £92.50/MWh for the proposed Hinkley Point C power station was...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Pressure Groups

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

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Pornography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to amend section 62 f the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 to apply additionally to the possession of...

    • Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders have been sentenced for what length of time pursuant to (a) section 1 of the Prevention of Crime Act 1953, as amended by the Criminal...

      Prisons: Jamaica

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the proposed prison in Jamaica constructed with funding from his Department will meet international standards...

      Magistrates: Bridgend

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of magistrates currently serving at Bridgend Law Courts who are willing and able to travel to work...

      Ministry of Justice: Pressure Groups

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

      Youth Custody: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times force has been used on children of each (a) gender and (b) ethnicity for good order and discipline in (i) secure children's homes, (ii)...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to ensure that staff employed by HM Courts and Tribunals Service in the collection of court fines will have their employment...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Digital Service: Resignations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff members have resigned from the Government Digital Service since May 2015.

    • Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress he has made in reducing unemployment in (a) Kettering constituency and (b) England since 2010.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate the Government has made of the number of carry-forward electors in each (a) region and (b) local authority who have not yet registered...

      Older People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the likely change in the number of UK residents aged 100 years and over between 2015 and 2025.

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 15 September 2015 to Question 9949, what the (a) total number of working hours Government lawyers have spent advising...

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of (a) teenage, (b) 15 year old, (c) 16 year old and (d) 17 year old girls (i) became pregnant and (ii) gave birth in each...

      Electronic Voting: Security

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance on cybersecurity and verification of identity in electronic elections his Department offers to organisations outside Government that are...

      Cabinet Office: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the level of staff turnover has been in (a) his Department and (b) the Government Digital Service in each of the last six months for which data is...

      Civil Servants: Trade Unions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of civil servants who have the right to deductions at source of trade unions dues in their contract of employment.

      Commission on Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons consideration of extension of the scope of the Freedom of Information Act to private contractors has not been explicitly included...

      Commission on Freedom of Information: Costs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much he expects the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information to cost the public purse.

      Commission on Freedom of Information: Membership

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what criteria was used for deciding the membership of the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information.

      Electoral Register: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to confirm and add attainers and young voters to the electoral register before December 2015.

      Electoral Register: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will extend the successful Schools Initiative in Northern Ireland established to increase voter registration among 16 to 18 year olds to other...

      Living Wage: Warrington

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will estimate how many people in (a) Warrington and (b) Warrington North constituency are employed in jobs paying less than the living wage.

      Public Sector: English Language

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will estimate how many people working in front-line public sector jobs in 2014 were not able to speak fluent English.

      Foreign Companies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Prime Minister's speech in Singapore of 28 July 2015, when he plans to initiate the consultation into making property ownership...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Portcullis House: Fire Alarms

      To ask the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, how many fire alarms in Portcullis House in the last 12 months (a) resulted from fires and (b)...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to amend building regulations to require that extractor fans are not installed in open-plan kitchens with log burners, to reduce the risk...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will invite the UN Security Council to refer the targeting and bombing by the Sudanese Air Force of civilian and humanitarian targets in South...

    • Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the participation of Houthi leaders in UN-sponsored discussions, whether similar discussions will be held with the authorities that govern...

      Egypt: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Egypt about detainees held in Egypt and reports of random arrests, pre-trial torture, forced...

      Middle East: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the welfare and security of the Chaldean Catholic communities in the Middle East; and whether any Chaldean Christians have been...

      Egypt: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of allegations that secret detention without charge or information being given to relatives and torture is in widespread use in the...

      Gaza: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel following reports by the Union of Gaza Fishermen that, since the signing of the July 2014...

      Belarus: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of their current relationship with the government of Belarus.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Londonderry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of whether the decision by Derry City and Strabane District Council to change the name of a city from Londonderry to Derry, without...

    • Parades: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Northern Ireland Parades Commission is required to inform the police if it is made aware of the possibility of civil unrest in an area unless...

      Fisheries: Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what process was used in selecting Irish names for the two fishery protection vessels used around the coast of Northern Ireland; and what is their assessment...

      Northern Ireland Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 18 September (HL2210), whether they can confirm that the government of the Republic of Ireland has not had...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Small Businesses: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to divert part or all of the £160m JEREMIE (Joint European Resources for Micro to medium Enterprises) 2 fund, succeeding the Finance...

    • Israel: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what military hardware and components have been imported into the United Kingdom from Israel in the past 12 months.

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what mechanisms are in place to ensure that Department for International Development policy and funding streams support integrated population, health and...

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence they have about the effects on health, gender and environmental outcomes of integrated family planning, conservation and sustainable livelihood...

      Tristan da Cunha: Shipping

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have made for seaborne links with Tristan da Cunha now that St Helena has an airfield.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • British Library: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of reductions in the funding they provide to the British Library, and whether they will publish the details of this...

    • European Capital of Culture

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to support Brasov, Romania, as the European Capital of Culture for 2021.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Carer's Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people in receipt of Carer’s Allowance are also in receipt of Working Tax Credit.

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what procedures are in place to monitor the adherence of job centres to Department for Work and Pensions guidelines that staff should make the availability...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of those applying for a Short Term Benefit Advance (STBA) in 2014–15 were rejected because (1) they were not considered likely to be...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of those applying for a Short Term Benefit Advance in 2014–15 were awarded one but subsequently refused the benefit applied for.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • National Parks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 17 September (HL1861 and HL1991), what further steps remain in the process of taking a decision...

  • HM Treasury

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they instructed local authorities not to disclose the contents of their submissions for the Comprehensive Spending Review; and, if so, why.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Peers: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bridges of Headley on 22 September (HL2151), on what date the convention that peers who are ministerial special...

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