Written answers

Monday, 9 November 2015

  • HM Treasury

    • LIBOR: Fines

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the funding raised from Libor fines has been distributed to charitable projects and good causes in each region and constituent part of the UK.

    • Revenue and Customs: Performance Standards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps HM Revenue and Customs has taken to shorten waiting times for customers.

      Overseas Investment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the earnings from UK overseas assets were in each of the last 30 years.

      Overseas Investment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the likely level of earnings from UK overseas assets over the next 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the loss of tax revenues from road fund licences arising from incorrect emissions figures for Volkswagen vehicles.

      Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the change in projected Government expenditure for 2020 under the Levy Control Framework resulting from the decision to freeze...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Older People

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of how many people over the age of 55 are likely to be affected by the Government's changes to tax credits.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of how many working households including people under 25 are likely to lose income as a result of changes he has announced to tax...

      Assets: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he expects revenue to be generated to the public purse from the sale of assets, buildings and land in Northern Ireland during 2015-16; and if so for...

      Gambling: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on competition between different sectors in the gaming industry of different forms of gambling...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Pontypridd of 9 October 2015 on the cumulative effect on working families of his reforms to...

      Child Benefit: Expenditure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the welfare budget was spent on child benefit in 2014-15.

      Higher Education: Productivity

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what evidential basis there is for there being a link between enabling students from low and middle income backgrounds to attend university and improving UK...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Families

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2015 to Question 13279, for what reason his Department has not estimated or calculated the number of families whose...

      Productivity

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to increase productivity in 2015-16.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will (a) consider legal action to recover tax due from Volkswagen as a consequence of carbon dioxide outputs and nitrogen dioxide levels and (b)...

      Financial Services: Females

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that more women progress to senior levels in the financial services industry.

      Financial Services: Females

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has to support the recommendation made in the review led by Jayne-Anne Gadhia on women in finance that pay packages for executives...

      VAT: North West

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount received by his Department in VAT payments from further education and sixth form colleges in (a) the UK, (b) the...

      Productivity

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, who has overall ministerial responsibility for meeting the objectives set out in Fixing the foundations: creating a more prosperous nation, Cm9098,...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is proposed for welfare payments made by the Scottish Government, provided for under any Act arising from the Scotland Bill, to count as income...

  • Prime Minister

    • China: Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask the Prime Minister, what recent discussions he has had with President Xi of China on joint multilateral initiatives the UK and China can take towards nuclear disarmament.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the finding of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in its report, Is...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the value of stationery that has been (a) lost and (b) stolen from his Department in each of the last five fiscal...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much of the welfare budget was spent on jobseeker's allowance claimants in 2014-15.

      Social Security Benefits: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much of the welfare budget was spent on employment and support allowance, incapacity benefit and income support claimants or universal...

      State Retirement Pensions: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much of the welfare budget was spent on the state pension in 2014-15.

      Social Security Benefits: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants in 2014-15 were not British citizens.

      Personal Independence Payment: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many war veterans have applied for personal independence payment.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disabled people have been helped back to work by the Access to Work scheme in each of the last five years.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to respond to the Fourth Report from the Work and Pensions Committee, on Support for housing costs in the reformed welfare...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average number of personal independence payment assessments undertaken each week was in September and October 2015.

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) Glasgow and (d) Glasgow East constituency who had claimed carer's allowance immediately prior...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many men in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) Glasgow and (d) Glasgow East constituency who are aged (i) 60, (ii) 61, (iii) 62, (iv) 63, (v)...

      Jobcentre Plus: Plaistow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, who authorised the payment from the Flexible Support Fund which led to the dismissal of two staff from Plaistow Jobcentre in May 2014.

      Jobcentre Plus: Plaistow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions were held with the two Jobcentre Plus staff dismissed from Plaistow Jobcentre in May 2014 after a complaint about misuse of...

      Jobcentre Plus: Plaistow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints were made by jobseekers about advisers at Plaistow Jobcentre between 1 June 2013 and 31 May 2014.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to reduce the time taken to process asylum applications.

    • Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to address the rise in behavioural scamming.

      Stansted Airport: Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) maximum and (b) average recorded waiting time was for an EU passport holder at customs at London Stansted airport on each day...

      Deportation: Bristol South

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people resident in Bristol South constituency were deported in each year from 2005 to 2014.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will publish its strategic plan for housing Syrian refugees.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Syrian refugees she expects to be housed in the UK by December 2015.

      Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on ensuring that policy and border staff share...

      Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many seizures of illegal animal wildlife products have been made at UK ports of entry in each of the last five years.

      Refugees: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugees the Government plans to resettle in the Bristol City Council area.

      Asylum: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers the Government plans to resettle in the Bristol City Council area.

      Refugees: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugees have been moved to the Bristol City Council area in each of the last five years.

      Asylum: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have been moved to the Bristol City Council area in each of the last five years.

      Primates: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many primates were imported into the UK for scientific research purposes in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

      UK Border Force: Greece

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many employees of Border Force are seconded to Kos and Lesbos; and what their (a) powers and (b) duties are.

      Immigrants: Travel Requirements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many certificates of travel with a validity of 12 months or less were granted to people with indefinite leave to remain in each year...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many historic crimes will feature in this year's crime figures.

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will ensure that at least 1,000 refugees are resettled in the UK before Christmas 2015.

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on (a) implementing the recommendations of the Second Report of the House of Lords Select Committee on...

      Home Office: Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the value of stationery that has been (a) lost and (b) stolen from her Department in each of the last five...

      English Language: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Scottish Qualifications Authority on accreditation of its English for Speakers of other Languages...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been identified for resettlement in the UK as part of the vulnerable Syrian refugee resettlement programme since 20...

      English Language: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on students in Orkney and Shetland of reducing the accredited English language courses available...

      Forced Marriage: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convictions there have been relating to forced marriage under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

      Hertfordshire Constabulary: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of its annual income has been held in reserve by Hertfordshire police in each of the last five years.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Syrian refugees arrived in the UK through the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme in October 2015.

      Home Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many replies to constituent correspondence from hon. Members her Department sent by (a) email and (b) letter in each of the last three...

      Slavery: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training and experience advisers who received calls to the NSPCC human trafficking and modern slavery helpline between July 2014 and...

      Slavery: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the nature of enquiries received by the NSPCC human trafficking and modern slavery helpline between...

      Slavery: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the referrals made by the NSPCC human trafficking and modern slavery helpline between July 2014 and June 2015 were made...

      Slavery: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of calls to the NSPCC human trafficking and modern slavery helpline between July 2014 and June 2015 that were referred to...

  • Department of Health

    • Macular Degeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on treating age-related macular degeneration in each of the last three years.

    • Eyesight: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements are in place for assessing a patient's eye health on discharge from hospital.

      Glaucoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on treating patients with glaucoma in each of the last three years.

      Diabetes: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on treating patients with diabetic retinopathy in each of the last three years.

      Eyesight: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether standard patient health assessments by GPs include assessing eye health.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were admitted to mental health hospitals outside of their home local authority area in (a) England and (b) London in each of the last...

      Respiratory System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will request that NICE publishes its reasons for including a recommendation on the use of C-reactive protein testing for patients presenting with...

      Macular Degeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people likely to have age-related macular degeneration in 2050.

      Respiratory System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will assess the (a) potential effect on the number of antibiotic and (b) potential change in annual prescription and dispensing costs prescriptions...

      Eyesight: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of trends in the costs of treating sight loss and eye health problems.

      Cerebral Palsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the reasons are for the time taken to inform families involved in Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy procedures that funding for those procedures will cease.

      Autism: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of funding special guide dogs for children with autism.

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to page 21 of his Department's Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme, published in December 2013, when he plans to publish information on...

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what payments have been made to the devolved administrations under the 2014 Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme to date; on which date each such...

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to page 21 of the Pharmaceutical Price Regulations Scheme, what steps he is taking to encourage academic health science networks to...

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to publicise the innovation scorecard to (a) NHS organisations and (b) members of the public.

      Mental Health Services: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions patients were refused access to their mental health records in 2014.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS charges claim forms include a box for universal credit.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2015 to Question 11306, what the cost of commissioning NHS Employers to help trusts improve staff mental health and...

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2015 to Question 12672, how many specialist midwives have been trained since November 2013.

      Pregnant Women: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the £15 million new funding allocated to perinatal mental health for 2015-16 has been spent to date; and what that funding has been spent on.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2015 to Question 11305, if he will ask NICE to undertake a technical appraisal of psychological therapies.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the report of the Mental Health Taskforce commissioned by NHS England.

      Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many public access defibrillators there are in (a) England and Wales and (b) public buildings in England.

      Junior Doctors: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his contribution of 28 October 2015, Official Report, column 429, on junior doctors hours, if he will publish the evidential basis for the...

      Junior Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on employing junior doctors in each of the last five years; and how many junior doctors were employed in each of those years.

      Junior Doctors: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of junior doctors who have opted out of the European Working Time Directive.

      Junior Doctors: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received about the level of junior doctor cover at weekends.

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will include commitments on the quality and provision of urgent care in his next annual Mandate to NHS England.

      Care Homes: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the planned increase in the national minimum wage on the level of provision of care homes.

      South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust: NHS 111

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people making telephone calls to NHS 111 that were categorised as life threatening in the South East Coast NHS Ambulance Service NHS Foundation...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of car parking facilities at NHS hospitals; and if he will make a statement.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people caring full-time for a relative; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what process his Department has for informing hon. Members of the announcement of area-based reviews of post-16 education and...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many 19 to 24 year olds who already had a Level 3 qualification on the regulated qualifications framework started a Level 2...

      Defence Equipment: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions his Department has had with the Ministry of Defence on the potential implications of the closure of steel...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many civil servants in his Department are members of trades unions; how much working hours facility time is claimed by each...

      ACAS: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment has been made of the effect of incorporating the function of the Pay and Work Rights Helpline into ACAS on...

      Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the annual budget for the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate was in 2011-12.

      Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of progress by the Aerospace Technology Institute on reaching its goal of reducing fuel emissions by...

      Green Investment Bank: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans the Government has for potential financial proceeds from the privatisation of the Green Investment Bank.

      Green Investment Bank: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much the Government intends to raise from privatisation of the Green Investment Bank.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much centrally-provided capital funding has been provided to each further education college in each of the last five years.

      Eyesight: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the proportion of medical research spending which is spent on eye disease.

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the value of stationery that has been (a) lost and (b) stolen from his Department in each of the...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent estimate he has made of the predicted default rate of university maintenance loans.

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the contribution of (a) crowdfunding businesses, (b) peer-to-peer lending businesses and (c) big...

      Retail Trade: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to encourage retailers to source their products from ethical and sustainable sources; and if...

      Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how the introduction of a faster route to degree-awarding powers set out in the HM Treasury report, Fixing the foundations:...

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans the Government has to move away from the funding per qualification model for adult learners as set out in the HM...

      Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK: Redcar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what due diligence was undertaken by his Department prior to the purchase of the Redcar coke ovens and blast furnace.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contribution his Department has made, excluding investment in Trident, to the NATO (a) civil budget, (b) military budget and (c) Security...

    • Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's (a) 2015 and (b) 2020 liability baseline is for service personnel for each top level budget.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library the most recent quarterly assessment of the Force Elements at Readiness.

      Ministry of Defence: Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the value of stationery that has been (a) lost and (b) stolen from his Department in each of the last five fiscal years;...

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel who took part in the Seedcorn Initiative from 2011 to 2015 and are still currently serving were based on 1 November 2015 in...

      Defence Equipment: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the licensing agreement is between his Department and Tata Steel for the production of super bainite steel; what the potential uses are of that...

      Defence Equipment: Spare Parts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the number of spare parts his Department has for equipment no longer in use; and what steps his Department has taken to...

      Armed Forces Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many former service personnel are in receipt of Armed Forces Independence Payments.

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2015 to Question 8120, what the sensor capability is of the C-130 Hercules; and what the full extent is of its...

      Rescue Services: North Atlantic Ocean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2015 to Question 8120, what the range is of the RAF Sea King helicopter resource in its coverage of Atlantic waters.

      Early Warning Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2015 to Question 8118, what the Atlantic coverage is of the Sentry airbourne warning MK1 aircraft.

      War Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people are in receipt of a war widow or widower pension.

      Trident: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs in Warrington which are (a) dependent on and (b) directly related to Britain continuing to maintain an...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2015 to Question 8364, (a) how many and (b) in which countries British military personnel were embedded in (i)...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Olympic Games 2012: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the London Olympic council tax precept (a) has raised in each year of its existence and (b) is predicted to raise in...

    • Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to advise local authorities, under Section 62 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994,...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will provide financial assistance to councils to enable them to acquire new social housing to replace properties bought...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on job numbers in councils and housing associations of the measures...

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

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

      Local Government: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on the proposed Edinburgh City Deal.

      Affordable Housing: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent progress has been made on increasing the provision of affordable and sustainable social housing in the East of England.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the level of housebuilding.

      Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of home ownership since 2010.

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what support his Department is providing to local authorities who have not adopted or updated their Local Plan.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the value of stationery that has been (a) lost and (b) stolen from his Department in each of the last five fiscal years;...

    • Scotland Office: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his Answer of 4 November 2015 to Question 14206, for what reason his Department's quarterly report of transparency information from October...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Government Equalities Office: Stationery

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what estimate she has made of the value of stationery that has been (a) lost and (b) stolen from her Department in each of the last five fiscal...

    • Females: Financial Services

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the Government plans to take steps to encourage financial services firms to publicise their gender diversity figures.

      Sports: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2015 to Question 4418, which women's (a) rugby, (b) cricket and (c) football matches she has attended in an official...

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of emissions containing organo-phosphates produced by aircraft engines on airline and airport staff and...

    • Fisheries: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made in respect of the introduction of regulations for international seafarers in the fishing industry.

      Bypasses: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the planned date for the (a) start and (b) finish of the A509 Isham bypass is; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to electrify the South Devon Banks section of the rail line between Newton Abbott and Plymouth by 2018.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Armed Conflict: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is his policy to (a) support the Safe Schools Declaration which arose from the Oslo conference on safe schools in...

    • Yemen: Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on whether cluster munitions have been used in Yemen.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the President of Egypt on that country's protest and counter-terrorism laws.

      Egypt: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what human rights concerns he plans to raise with President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi of Egypt during his forthcoming visit.

      Egypt: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he made to the President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi of Egypt about the case of Israa Al-Taweel.

      Egypt: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he raised with the President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi of Egypt the case of Mahmoud Mohamed Ahmed Hussein.

      Bermuda: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will ensure that any agreement on a central registry of beneficial ownership in Bermuda includes access for the public...

      Egypt: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to ensure that military vehicle licences granted by the UK to the Egyptian government will not...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many officials of her Department have been employed to communicate the benefits of the Union to the Scottish public.

    • Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to reduce violence against women and girls.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, on what grounds UK aid is given to countries on the EU Commission tax haven blacklist.

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of the money pledged by the UK at the donor conference for Palestinians in Cairo in October 2014 has reached beneficiaries in...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what provisions her Department has made for (a) child and adolescent friendly spaces and (b) other psycho-social support for children...

      Children: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what provisions her Department makes for long-term humanitarian funding for children in protracted crises (a) in Central African...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department's policy is on aid graduation when a country transitions from low to middle income status.

      Department for International Development: Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the value of stationery that has been (a) lost and (b) stolen from her Department in each of the last...

      World Food Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the financial contribution made by (a) the UK and (b) other nations to the UN World...

      Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her objectives are for the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016.

      World Food Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect on Syrian refugees of fluctuations in the value of food vouchers provided by the World Food...

  • Department for Education

    • Faith Schools: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the framework is for assessing quality of education and inspecting standards and safety in settings where children are instructed in madrassas.

    • Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of teacher training degrees incorporate modules on working with children aged 0 to 5 years.

      University Technical Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding her Department has provided to the Baker Dearing Trust in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

      Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department has taken to implement the conclusions of Fixing the foundations: creating a more prosperous nation, Cm 9098, published in...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to encourage more teachers with qualifications in English and mathematics to take up posts in further education colleges.

      School Leaving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government has taken to (a) improve destination data for school leavers and (b) develop online portals to help advise school leavers of...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of annual funding cycles on the ability of further education and sixth form colleges to undertake financial...

      Teachers: English Language and Mathematics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of English and mathematics teachers in further education and sixth form colleges; and what...

      Teachers: English Language and Mathematics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations she has received on increasing the number of English and mathematics teachers in further education and sixth form colleges.

      Schools: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure schools in rural Suffolk receive an allocation of funding based on need.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of additional teachers needed in (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18, (c) 2018-19, (d) 2019-20 and (e) 2020-21.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of additional teachers need in (a) mathematics, (b) English, (c) science, (d) physics, (e) computer science,...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether home educators are permitted under her Department's guidance to receive help from education authorities (a) through the SEN budget and (b) for...

      Further Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of posts for teaching (a) English and (b) mathematics in further education colleges that are (i) unfilled and...

      Further Education: Student Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the likely change in the number of students in further education colleges after 2020; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the amount of its own capital which BT has invested in the rural broadband rollout programme to date.

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many civil servants in his Department are members of trades unions; how much working hours facility time is claimed by each such...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will hold discussions with each of the devolved administrations on ensuring that the roll-out of superfast broadband benefits...

      Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding is available to assist the development and promotion of long distance walks.

      BBC: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make representations on reducing the gender pay gap at the BBC during forthcoming discussions on the BBC Charter.

      Channel Four

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he has held discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on privatisation of Channel 4 in the last 12 months.

      Channel Four

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings he has had with Ministers from the Cabinet Office at which the privatisation of Channel 4 was discussed in August and...

      Channel Four

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the privatisation of Channel 4 on the independent production sector in the UK.

      Channel Four

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office on privatisation of Channel 4 in the last year.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he plans to take to improve broadband services in urban areas (a) generally and (b) for small and medium-sized businesses in...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research her Department is funding on the effects of climate change on agricultural production in the UK; and if she...

    • Fly-tipping: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward proposals to increase the level of fines available to local authorities for fly-tipping.

      Puffins

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the factors contributing to the reclassification of Atlantic puffins as...

      Schools: Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to take steps to ensure that water and sewerage charges for schools reflect actual costs...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Renewable Energy: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the extension of feed-in tariffs to Northern Ireland.

    • Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate her Department has made of the change in the number of jobs in the energy efficiency, solar and low-carbon heating...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the risk premium negotiated with EDF energy for the waste transfer contracts covering radioactive waste from Hinkley Point C is;...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to her Written Statement of 21 October 2015, HCWS 257, on energy investments, what the evidential basis is for her judgement...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to her Written Statement of 21 October 2015, HCWS 257, on energy investments, how many waste transfer contract documents for...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent projection her Department has made of the (a) total installed capacity and (b) generation output of each renewable...

      Wind Power: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether she has made an estimate of what the change in electricity bills will be as a result of the withdrawal of market support...

  • Attorney General

    • Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2015 to Question 11456, whether any additional blockbuster funding has been requested by the Serious Fraud Office for 2015-16;...

  • Wales Office

    • Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.

    • Wales Office: Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the value of stationery that has been (a) lost and (b) stolen from his Department in each of the last five fiscal years; and...

      Devolution: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, with reference to the Written Statement by the Secretary of State for Scotland, HCWS282 whether he plans to bring forward proposals to amend the draft...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Magistrates' Courts: Bury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the operating costs under each category of expenditure were of Bury Magistrates' Court in the latest period for which figures are available.

    • Young Offenders: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many young people in young offenders institutions receive 30 hours education each week.

      Prisoners: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to support suicidal and vulnerable inmates in (a) HMP Liverpool and (b) HMP Altcourse.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will hold discussions with the devolved administrations on establishing best practice in reducing re-offending rates throughout the UK.

      Courts: Ormskirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the proposals on the provision of court and tribunal estate in England and Wales published by his Department on 16 July 2015, when the...

      Courts: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, why HM Courts and Tribunals Service officials based in Lancashire were not informed that courts in that county were to be considered for closure before...

      Courts: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when HM Courts and Tribunals Service Delivery Director for the North West region was informed of the inclusion of courts in Lancashire on the list of...

      Coroners: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department is investigating complaints made about the conduct and performance of the West London Coroner.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what measures the Government plans to take to address the concerns expressed by the Chief Inspector of Prisons in his Annual Report for 2014-15,...

      Prisoners: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy is on the location of imprisonment of transgender prisoners.

      Criminal Proceedings: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he or Ministers in his Department will attend the heats and further stages of the Bar National Mock Trials Competition.

  • Cabinet Office

    • House of Lords Composition

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether it is the Government's policy to increase the membership of the House of Lords by over 100 members during the course of this Parliament.

    • Suicide: Males

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the suicide rate was for young men in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) the UK in the last five years.

      Oral Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people in each age group have been diagnosed with mouth cancer in each of the last five years.

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have been diagnosed with lung cancer in each of the last five years.

      Average Earnings: Ashfield

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what change there has been in median gross weekly pay for (a) men and (b) women in Ashfield constituency in each year since 2010.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many organisations considered in-scope under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 have provided Certificates of Performance in each Department in 2015.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether organisations considered in-scope under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 have submitted Certificates of Performance to the Crown...

      Drugs: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths in (a) Wales and (b) Scotland were caused by people taking legal highs in each of the last five years.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Acts: Publishing

      To ask the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, what discussions the Commission has had with archival experts (a) within and (b) outside...

  • Department for Transport

    • Network Rail

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Bowe report into Network Rail will be completed, and whether it will be published.

    • Network Rail: Land

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes they have proposed to requirements for disposing of Network Rail land not currently used for rail-related purposes.

      Speed Limits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recent recommendations in a report by Brake that local authorities need simplified powers to introduce 20 mph zones.

      Stansted Express Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are plans to improve the Stansted Express service from Liverpool Street to Stansted airport; and if so, what are the details of those plans.

      Airports: Noise

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to reform and improve the system by which noise associated with airports is measured in order to make it more closely aligned with...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the South East Flexible Ticketing Scheme, and whether there have been any delays to previously announced plans.

      Local Sustainable Transport Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to continue with the Local Sustainable Transport Fund beyond 2016; and if not, whether they plan to replace it with an alternative fund for...

      Pedicabs: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 22 July (HL1498), whether they plan to bring forward regulations regarding rickshaws in London...

      Cycling: Per Capita Costs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much they spend each year per capita on cycling initiatives.

      Railways

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of, and what conclusions they have drawn from, the report by JMP Consultants Ltd for the Passenger Transport Executive Group...

      Trains

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with Vivarail, train operating companies, and Passenger Transport Executives on the potential use of D-trains (class 230),...

      Cycleways

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the effect on air pollution of the construction and use of bicycle lanes, particularly in London.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the steel industry in the light of the director of UK Steel's statement that the steel industry is in crisis.

    • Groceries Code Adjudicator

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider extending the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator in order to deliver fair prices for dairy farmers.

      STEM Subjects: Graduates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics graduates who will not be in education or employment one year...

      STEM Subjects: Graduates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to increase the number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics graduates in education or employment one year after...

      Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to support growing small businesses that require more facilities after they leave business hubs.

      Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any discussions are taking place about supporting ING Groep NV's plans to expand their small-business lending programme.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what specific plans they have to ensure that plans to deliver the Global Goals for sustainable development agreed by the UN in September take account of the...

    • Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the response to conditions in the southern Yemen city of Taiz.

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether initial teacher-training programmes delivered using core places allocated to universities are as schools-led as...

    • Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why a cap has been imposed on recruitment to initial teacher-training programmes by universities but not on school-centred initial teacher training and...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what analysis they have carried out of the impact of the increase in School Direct and school-centred initial teacher training on the availability of...

      Grammar Schools: Maidenhead

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the proposal by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to invite the Sir William Borlase Grammar School to open a new grammar...

      Vocational Education: Design

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take steps to increase the number of vocational pathways in design disciplines, and if so, by how many.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Immigration: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the cuts in the budget of the Ministry of Justice on the ability of first-tier tribunals to hear and...

    • Criminal Proceedings: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to bring forward their review of the mandatory criminal courts charge.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the total cost to the public purse of their appeal against the High Court’s ruling in R v The Secretary of State for Justice [2014] EWHC...

      Liverpool Prison

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken in response to the October report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons on HM Prison Liverpool that "the prison's daily...

      Liverpool Prison: Restraint Techniques

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the October report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons on HM Prison Liverpool, what action has been taken to ensure that when force...

      Civil Proceedings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in what proportion of cases heard in the Commercial Court in each of the last five years one or more of the parties was domiciled or registered outside the...

      Open Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many places in category D prisons were available in England and Wales in each month since January 2013.

      Alexander Blackman

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the Criminal Cases Review Commission to conclude its investigation and report on the case of Sergeant Alexander Blackman.

  • The Lord Chairman of Committees

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of additional hours of employment and jobs available to people wanting to increase their working hours in order...

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many people will work more hours as a result of the proposed four-year freeze in working age benefits from 2016.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which European Union directives apply to urban air pollution; and how each is enacted in United Kingdom law.

    • Air Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which authorities are responsible for the monitoring of urban air.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the European Union policy of requiring farmers to erect notices advertising the European Union if they receive grants; whether...

      Livestock: Clones

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the amendments adopted by the European Parliament in September to the proposed Directive on the cloning of certain species for...

      Flour: Additives

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 22 July (HL1237) regarding a consultation on flour additives, what is the timetable for that...

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of Oxfam’s proposals for the worldwide resettlement of the most vulnerable 10 per cent of the Iraqi and Syrian refugees who...

    • Syria: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to co-ordinate the work of non-governmental organisations and charities in order to improve the support available for refugees as they...

      Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Church of England following the letter sent to the Prime Minister by 86 bishops on 10 September about the Church...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the cost, in the first year, of accepting Syrian refugees.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which towns in the United Kingdom have been designated as potential destinations for Syrian refugees arriving under the Government’s Gateway Protection...

      Emergency Services: Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to push for a global standard for mission-critical voice functionality over commercial 4G networks.

      Human Trafficking: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to keep records on the amount of compensation received by victims of trafficking for labour exploitation through (1) the Criminal...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been their assessment of the UNHCR claim that the United Kingdom is legally obliged to resettle 114 Syrian refugees who have arrived by boat at the...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering allowing refugee children to join relatives, such as grandparents, in the United Kingdom.

      Refugees: Mediterranean Sea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to ensure that migrants rescued from drowning by the British Navy in the Mediterranean are no longer disembarked in the European...

      Police: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have made to the claim by the Chief Constable of Cumbria that the proposed changes in the funding formula for police forces mean that...

      Police: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent the level of recorded crime in a police force’s area affects the amount of funding allocated under the proposed new formula for funding...

      Aviation: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are considering to allow flight training organisations based in the United Kingdom to train overseas student pilots for a professional...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Ministers: Codes of Practice

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have amended the Ministerial Code to remove the duty to comply with international law and treaty obligations.

    • Ministerial Policy Advisers: Codes of Practice

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers increases the role and powers of Special Advisers; and, if so, whether they plan to bring forward...

      Ministers: Codes of Practice

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the new wording in the Ministerial Code, issued in October, alters the legal obligations or duty of ministers to comply with international law and...

      Ministers: Codes of Practice

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the October publication of a revised Ministerial Code, whether the omission in section 1.2 of a commitment to international law and treaty...

      Government Departments: Mass Media

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated cost to answer a media query to the Government and whether they impose a limit on the number of questions a member of the media can ask...

      Older Workers: Average Earnings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the estimated average earnings from employment of 1,156,000 employees aged 65 years or older, as shown in Summary Table 2(2) of the Office for...

      Older Workers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the numbers of (1) employed males, and (2) employed females, aged 65 years or older (a) five years ago, (b) 10 years ago, and (c) 20 years ago.

  • Department of Health

    • Junior Doctors: Conditions of Employment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the proposed new contract for junior doctors on (1) their average salary and the number of doctors who will...

    • Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the discovery of an illness similar to Lyme Disease, caused by the tick-borne bacteria Borrelia miyamotoi, which is...

      Department of Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who are the members of, and what are the terms of reference for, the Department of Health's Appraisal Alignment Working Group.

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the capacity of NHS England and Clinical Commissioning Groups to monitor contracts between the National Health Service...

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they have ensured that the National Health Service has fully absorbed the lessons of the Public Accounts Committee report identifying significant...

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many contracts between the National Health Service and the private sector have been subject to (1) contract query notes, (2) termination of contracts,...

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have made to the report of the Centre for Health and the Public Interest on contracting in the National Health Service.

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