Written answers

Monday, 23 November 2015

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Apprentices: Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many apprentices who have dyslexia have received support from the Access to Work fund in each of the last five years.

    • Occupational Pensions: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to extend occupational pensions to include widows from same sex married couples in the same way as widows from other...

      Welfare Reform and Work Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department will provide a definition of the term vulnerable group for the purposes of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill; and with whom...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, by what process his Department identified the areas of policy within its responsibility proposed for reservation in Annex B of the publication...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the matters within his Department's responsibility in Schedule 1 of the draft Wales Bill have been designated as reserved.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training has been given to Jobcentre Plus staff on the application of benefit sanctions in circumstances where a parent is unable to...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times he has (a) met and (b) corresponded with a minister of the Welsh Government on the draft Wales Bill in the last 12 months.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's current targets are for processing benefit payments.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many non-compliant cases the Child Support Agency has closed under its 1993 and 2003 statutory schemes' closing process.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of outstanding cases handled by the Child Support Agency were classed as non-compliant before the implementation of the 1993...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether 18 to 21 year olds who live in supported accommodation will be able to claim the housing element of universal credit when they move...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have died within a week of being notified of a benefit sanction in the last 12 months;...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that claimants with limited English are referred to a structured programme to improve their...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many child maintenance cases used Family Based Arrangements since 2010; and what proportion in each scheme has (a) resulted in regular...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints relating to the implementation of charging for the 2012 statutory maintenance scheme have been received by (a) the Child...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of child maintenance cases transitioned from the legacy child maintenance schemes to collection and payment under...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value was of child maintenance payments made to receiving parents under each scheme and each type of payment arrangement in each year...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the Child Maintenance Service has collected in charges since their introduction.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total cost to the public purse was of repayments made following the Manual Process 217 computer errors in child maintenance collection.

      Alan McCardle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will conduct a peer review into the death of Alan McCardle in Slough.

      Immigration: Lithuania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of people resident in the UK of working age who were born in Lithuania are (a) in the G8 Claimant Count, (b) in receipt of...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of claimants on jobseeker's allowance have registered as having a mental health condition.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what monitoring his Department carries out on changes in the number of people on jobseeker's allowance registered as having a mental health...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support his Department makes available for people with mental health conditions who claim jobseeker's allowance in getting them back into...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the reasons were for the recent changes in the proportion of resolvable Freedom of Information requests whose answers were fully withheld.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is his policy that the day of the week on which claimants are asked to sign on for jobseekers allowance should be varied.

      Winter Fuel Payments: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on winter fuel payments for UK citizens living in (a) Cyprus, (b) France, (c) Gibraltar, (d) Greece, (e) Malta,...

      Disability Living Allowance: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department's review of guidance relating to the eligibility of children with Type 1 diabetes for Disability Living Allowance was...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his oral contribution of 20 June 2011, Official Report, column 52, on state pensions for women, what meetings he has had on...

  • Home Office

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Bicycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what restrictions are in place to monitor mobile pubs on bicycles.

    • Home Office: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, by what process her Department identified the areas of policy within its responsibility proposed for reservation in Annex B of the...

      Home Office: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the matters within her Department's responsibility in Schedule 1 of the draft Wales Bill have been designated as reserved.

      Home Office: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times she has (a) met and (b) corresponded with a minister of the Welsh Government on the draft Wales Bill in the last 12 months.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Syrian refugees have been admitted to the UK since September 2015 in each region; and how many she plans to admit by the end of 2016.

      Home Office: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) complaints and (b) investigations into complaints made by civil servants against special advisers in her Department there have...

      Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding her Department plans to allocate to domestic and sexual violence support services after April 2016; and for how long she plans...

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to ratify the Council of Europe's Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women...

      Visas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much revenue her Department has raised from each category of visa in each of the last three years.

      Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the effect of increased cyber-security funding on the numbers of (a) frontline police and (b) police...

      Nature Conservation: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to include all Partnership for Action against Wildlife Crime wildlife crime priorities within the Counting...

      Nature Conservation: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how her Department plans to ensure that police forces and partner agencies are supported to undertake wildlife criminal investigations.

      Nature Conservation: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how her Department plans to ensure it identifies organised crime groups involved in wildlife crime through the information sharing process...

      Police: Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to address stress-related sickness absence in the police force.

      Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of (a) independent domestic violence advisers and (b) independent sexual violence advisers...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Public Records: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the release of documents relating to Northern Ireland held at...

    • Northern Ireland Office: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps her Department has taken to embed the family test into its policy making.

  • Department of Health

    • Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer about the level of funding for the (a) Food Crime Unit and (b) Food Standards Agency.

    • Palliative Care: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the circumstances in which patients over a particular age can be automatically marked as Do Not Resuscitate; and whether medical...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will carry out an assessment after the November Spending Review of local authorities' capacity to meet their new duties under the Care Act 2014...

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding the Government plans to provide for research on diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma brain tumours.

      Carers: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on charging carers for the support they receive in their caring role of an increase in the...

      Carers: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what decision his Department has made on the use of the £6 billion of funding allocated for the implementation of phase 2 of the Care Act 2014 now...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will create a database for local authorities on best practice in meeting their new duties under the Care Act 2014.

      Sexual Assault Referral Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting times for therapeutic services through referral pathways was for sexual assault referral centres which do not directly provide...

      Sexual Assault Referral Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the time taken that children who have experienced abuse wait to receive support from therapeutic services.

      Primary Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of GP appointments and A&E visits each year for self-treatable conditions which could have been treated at...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure early access for the immuno-oncology treatment nivolumab for both lung cancer and melanoma.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of delayed discharges from NHS hospitals due to the absence of community social care provision by local...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will ensure that any new system of appraisal for cancer medicines will include in its remit appraisal for drugs which treat conditions with small...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential future effect of immuno-oncology treatments and funding of such treatments through the NHS budget.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential for immune-oncology treatments to treat mesothelioma effectively.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the closure to new medicines on the Cancer Drugs Fund list on patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential financial benefits to the NHS of increased utilisation of biosimilar medicines.

      Haematological Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of when new, cheap forms of blood cancer tests are likely to be made available on the NHS.

      Muscular Dystrophy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make Translarna available on the NHS to treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to (a) reduce waiting times for children to receive an assessment for a mental health condition and (b) address the disparity...

      Anaemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the appropriate frequency with which people with pernicious anaemia should receive vitamin B12...

      Health: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to change attitudes to personal health issues among men.

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will respond to the Cabinet Office funded report relating to early deaths among people with mental health problems.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that CCGs do not reduce expenditure on mental health budgets to cover deficits in the acute hospital sector.

      Mental Illness: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to address the higher incidence of mental illness among young LGBT people.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on support for people with mental health conditions who claim...

      Department of Health: Lobbying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will assess the extent to which grants made by his Department to third parties are used for activities designed to influence his Department, other...

      Doctors: Emigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors trained in the UK emigrated in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2013 and (d) 2014; and what assessment he has made of the effect such emigration...

      Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of doctors working in hospitals are from non-UK countries.

      Mental Health: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to reduce loneliness and isolation for elderly people through increased contact during transitional care.

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mental health in-patient units and beds there have been in English prisons in each year since 2010.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Manufacturing Industries: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs in the (a) steel industry and (b) energy efficiency, solar and low-carbon...

    • Aerospace Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the ability of the UK aerospace industry to meet demand for new aircraft over the...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many of his Department's policies have been assessed against the family test; what steps he has taken to publish the outcome...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the level of awareness among potential students of the availability in England of...

      Higher Education: Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to improve the provision of education for and support offered to dyslexic students in higher education...

      Graduates: Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what data his Department holds on the (a) employment rate and (b) income of graduates with dyslexia in comparison with people...

      Apprentices: Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of apprentices who failed to complete their training in the last five years were...

      Apprentices: Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what data his Department collects on the (a) number of apprenticeship providers which provide support to apprentices who have...

      Qualifications: Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure that people with dyslexia obtain functional skills qualifications.

      Apprentices: Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what data his Department collects on the number of apprentices who have dyslexia.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will exempt companies which show a serious and sustained commitment to measurable and successful training from additional...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many and what proportion of children in need (a) applied to and (b) entered university in the most recent years for which...

      Directors: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what legislative provision exists to ensure that directors responsible for misconduct can be appropriately dealt with.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to improve the retention of students who have the potential to succeed in higher education...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department plans to measure the (a) educational, (b) labour market and (c) societal outcomes of student opportunity...

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with the higher education sector on extending the new postgraduate loans scheme to part-time taught...

      Clothing: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of product safety guidance for manufacturers of children's fancy dress costumes; and...

      Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many times the working groups on (a) public procurement, (b) international comparisons and (c) competitiveness and...

      Higher Education: Part-time Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which of the proposals in Higher education: teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice, published by his Department...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will amend the criteria by which some students without permanent residence may be entitled to a student loan to reflect...

      Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership...

      Infrastructure: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the document Fixing the Foundations: Creating a more prosperous nation, Cm 9098, what the evidential basis is...

      Emerging Industry Action Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress has been made by the Emerging Industry Action Group.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were recruited to the (a) army, (b) Royal Air Force, (c) Royal Navy and (d) reserve forces in Northern Ireland in each of the last five...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in what ways the UK's military mission in Afghanistan is contributing to the protection of civilian Hazaras.

      USA: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans for UK personnel to train at or otherwise attend the new General Atomics unmanned aircraft business park being built in North Dakota.

      Syria: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether UK Reapers have been made available for use by the US or other coalition partners in Syria for operations since January 2015.

      Single Source Regulations Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total expenditure was on the Single Source Regulation Office in each quarter since its formation.

      Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 2 June 2015 to Question 428, what progress has been made in ensuring funding from the Armed Forces Covenant (Libor) Fund is...

      Single Source Regulations Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role he expects the Single Source Regulation Office to have in the procurement of the Successor class submarine.

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made with the implementation of the recommendations made in Lord Ashcroft's Veterans' Transition Review, published in February 2014.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the cost effectiveness of the Trident programme over the last five years.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • First Time Buyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the starter homes policy on access to (a) home ownership and (b) affordable rented...

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the extension of Right to Buy on affordable housing supply.

      Environmental Protection: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to improve the environment as part of the Northern Powerhouse initiative.

      Social Rented Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department publishes to local authorities and housing associations on providing a safe means of exit for...

      Housing Associations: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of reductions in rents charged by housing associations on the number of new homes...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of his proposed changes to business rates on (a) Merseyside and (b) the UK.

  • HM Treasury

    • Banks: Iceland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with representatives from the Icelandic government on debt owed to (a) UK taxpayers and (b) the public purse by Icelandic banks.

    • Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ensure that all staff in HM Revenue and Customs authorised to cancel late-filing penalties are authorised to provide the person concerned with...

      Debts: Young People

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the indebtedness of people aged 18 to 25.

      Payment Methods

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to deliver a faster payments infrastructure.

      Bank Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the availability of bank accounts for (a) crowd funding and (b) digital currency businesses.

      Banks

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to encourage the growth of stakeholder banks within the UK.

      Banks: Regional Planning and Development

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the role of stakeholder banks in supporting regional growth.

      Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on raising the upper trivial commutation limit for pensions above £30,000.

      Fuels: Smuggling

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment has been made of the effectiveness of cross border co-operation in reducing the level of fuel laundering.

      Revenue and Customs: Training

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what training is provided to HM Revenue and Customs staff to prepare them for handling applications for allowable expenses for ministers of religion; and if...

      Revenue and Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 is taken into account in decisions about the future of HM Revenue and...

      Infrastructure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many projects, of what value, have received investment through the Pensions Infrastructure Platform in (a) 2015 and (b) since the platform's launch.

      Economic and Monetary Union: Economic Growth

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect on the UK economy of the 0.3 per cent reduction in eurozone economic growth in quarter 3 2015.

      Homelessness

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ringfence spending on the Homelessness Prevention Grant until 2020 in the Spending Review.

      Transport: Liquefied Petroleum Gas

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the air quality benefits of using liquefied petroleum gas in transport to inform its taxation policies.

      Productivity

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the document Fixing the Foundations: Creating a more prosperous nation Cm 9098, what the evidential basis is for proposed reforms to tax...

  • Department for Transport

    • Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the relationship between household income and (a) taxi and (b) bus use.

    • Aviation: Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions the Government has had with (a) the Egyptian authorities, (b) airlines and (c) other national and international bodies on...

      Taxis: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of private hire vehicles illegally plying for hire.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues on introducing a statutory definition of plying for hire in the taxi and private hire...

      British Nationals Abroad: Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure consistent and comprehensive communications by tour companies and airlines with UK nationals in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November to Question 13665, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the proposal from High...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2015 to Question 5604, when he expects to provide a full response to the Law Commission's report on a statutory...

      Liquefied Petroleum Gas: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with HM Treasury on the removal of the fuel duty escalator for liquefied petroleum gas as part of government...

      A303: Dual Carriageways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the expected level of increased traffic (a) noise, (b) pollution in Chicklade as a result of the dualling of the A303 at...

      Bus Services: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to improve access to buses for blind and partially-sighted people.

      Transport: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the value of economic output lost as a result of industrial action in the transport sector in each of the...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2015 to Question 15131, what discussions the Government has had with Heathrow Airport on the mitigation measures...

      Department for Transport: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether (a) his Department and (b) its agencies plan to review their estates as a result of spending reductions agreed with HM Treasury.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to reach a decision on the possible expansion of Heathrow Airport.

      Shipping: Navigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to section 32(1) of the Pilotage Act 1987, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to maintain pilotage standards in...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance he provides to local authorities on the enforcement of the prohibition on private hire vehicles plying for hire; and if he will make a...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many children have died in road accidents since 2010-11; and if he will estimate what proportion of those children were from households in the...

      Highways England: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he intends to publish the Office for Road and Rail's first Highways England Monitor.

      Transport for London: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Transport for London on the ability of its ticket machines to accept banknotes issued by Scottish banks.

      Heathrow Airport: Night Flying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of night flights to and from Heathrow Airport.

      Heathrow Airport: Air Routes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the concentration of flight paths over residential areas near Heathrow Airport.

      Highways England: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to lay the Office for Road and Rail's first Highways England Monitor before the House when it is complete.

      Exhaust Emissions: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of aircraft on nitrous dioxide levels in Greater London.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people work on High Speed 2 in (a) his Department and (b) HS2 Ltd; and what the (i) grade, (ii) salary and (iii) location is of each such person.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which companies have expressed an interest in bidding for the seven engineering contracts announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on his recent...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which legal advisers and barristers have been used by (a) HS2 Ltd and (b) his Department on matters relating to High Speed 2 since the start of the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Montserrat: 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 Montserrat includes access for the public...

    • Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to develop a comprehensive strategy to combat ISIL and simultaneously prioritise the protection of...

      Montserrat: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the progress made by Montserrat in meeting the Prime Minister's ambition for a public register...

      Turks and Caicos Islands: 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 the Turks and Caicos Islands will include...

      Egypt: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure consistent and comprehensive communications by travel insurance companies with UK nationals...

      Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, is a diplomat at Minister-Counsellor rank in the Qatari...

      Egypt: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what advice and information his Department has distributed to UK nationals in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt since 28 October 2015 on...

      Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) military and (b) financial support his Department has provided to the Kurdish region in northern Iraq and Syria in the...

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts from Arab League states on the threat posed by ISIS; and if he will...

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his (a) Iranian and (b) Russian counterparts to discuss the threat posed by ISIS; and...

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the Indian Prime Minister on Kashmir during his recent visit to the UK.

  • Department for International Development

    • Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assumptions her Department has made on (a) global levels of avoidable blindness and low vision and (b) projected levels of those...

    • Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the cost effectiveness of her Department's programmes to help reduce the incidence of avoidable...

      Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken to help reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness and low vision since 2010.

      Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what information her Department holds on the global cost of lost economic activity due to blindness and low vision.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department is providing to countries which have not yet developed a national eye care plan.

      Developing Countries: Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make an assessment of the effect of the recruitment of doctors to the NHS from developing countries on the health services...

      Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of her Department's budget is spent on supporting water, sanitation and hygiene services; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department for Education

    • Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that guidance on changes to the disabled students' allowance is easily accessible to (a) parents and (b) schools.

    • Schools: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance has been issued to headteachers on the application of the Prevent programme in schools.

      Schools: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions have taken place with teaching unions on the application of the Prevent programme in schools.

      First Aid: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to encourage the teaching of emergency first aid skills in schools.

  • Leader of the House

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Video Games: Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to develop a UK games archive to preserve computer and online games and the creative process which is...

    • STEM Subjects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations his Department has received on including art and design within the curriculum for STEM subjects.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he plans to take to ensure that high-speed broadband provision can meet the likely demand for such provision by 2020 of...

      Digital Technology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of (a) long-term skills and employment needs of the digital economy, (b) the role apprenticeships could...

      Big Lottery Fund: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to reduce the Big Lottery Fund budget for Scotland.

      Big Lottery Fund: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with the voluntary sector in Scotland on the level of funding for Scotland's Big Lottery Fund.

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that public opinion is taken into account in its input to the BBC Charter review.

      Broadband: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which areas of Wales (a) have access to 4G and (b) are planned to receive access to 4G by 2016-17; and if he will make a statement.

      UK City of Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his Department's budget is for the 2021 UK City of Culture competition; and if he will make a statement.

      Sports: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on tackling doping in sport.

      Broadband: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the closure of the Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme on businesses planning to make an...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average household bill for water was in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) Enfield, (c) Greater London and (d) the...

    • Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to introduce in the rest of the UK the General Licence Restriction Order for...

      Government Departments: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what evaluation she made of the potential effect on delivering sustainable development (a) on the Government Estate and (b)...

      Lead: Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the net present value of a phase-out of the use of lead ammunition for sports shooting.

      Coastal Areas: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost of protection and conservation of UK coastlines has been over the last five years; and what the projected cost...

      Coastal Areas: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has to protect and conserve the UK's coastlines.

      Hedgehogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to support initiatives to increase hedgehog numbers.

      Weedkillers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the (a) NFU and (b) other farming bodies on the effect of herbicides on reducing crop yields.

      Horses: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to establish a central database of horse movement as required by the Equine Identification...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many officials in her Department are working on matters related to High Speed 2; and what the grades of those officials are.

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to bring forward proposals to ban the use of wild animals in circuses.

      Dangerous Dogs: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs in Wales have been placed on the register of exempt dogs under section 4A and section 4B procedures under the...

      Organic Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she has taken to ensure that organic food producers are subsidised under the Common Agricultural Policy.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to chart 4.2 of the Annual Fuel Poverty Statistics Report 2015, published by her Department on 28 May 2015, what...

    • Energy Supply: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent discussions she has had with the Scottish Government on the resilience and security of the energy supply in Scotland.

      Coal Fired Power Stations: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the implications for the security of electricity supply for winter 2015-16 of the announced closure of...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent steps she has taken to continue to ensure the security of the electricity supply in the UK.

      National Grid: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions her Department has had with National Grid on its Winter Outlook Report 2015-16, published in October 2015.

      Housing: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to (a) promote the installation of domestic solar photovoltaic systems and (b) provide funding...

      Energy: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if her Department will bring forward plans to invest in energy storage, including pump storage hydro, to increase security of...

      Electricity Interconnectors: Belgium and France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the probability of the UK not being able to rely on electricity interconnectors to the...

      Coal Fired Power Stations: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on security of energy supply of failures this winter in the operation of those...

      Electricity Interconnectors: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the probability of the UK having to export electricity across the interconnectors to the continent at...

      Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the effect of the National Grid's assumption of electricity supply from interconnectors increasing...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether COBR has a role in considering resilience issues relating to security of energy supply.

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of proposed changes to feed-in tariffs on the solar industry in Scotland.

      Electricity Generation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of developing zero subsidy Contracts for Difference auctions for the electricity...

      Electricity: Reserves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many times the National Grid has used the demand side balancing reserve in each of the last 10 years.

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to improve the energy efficiency of homes; and whether any of the National Infrastructure...

      Private Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent discussions she has had with her European counterparts about minimum EPC standards for the private rented sector.

      Electricity: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether she has given consideration to re-classifying electricity storage vessels to enable distribution network operators to utilise...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on a cross-departmental approach to moving to low carbon energy sources.

      Fuels: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether her Department has considered the potential contribution that sustainable fuels can make to supporting the decarbonisation of...

      Fracking: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2015 to Question 15604, what information her Department holds on the (a) number of petroleum...

      Department of Energy and Climate Change: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what cost savings her Department is planning to make in the current financial year.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2015 to Question 14118, when she plans to respond to the consultation on the feed-in tariff review.

      Department of Energy and Climate Change: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what her Department's spending on (a) temporary agency staff, (b) consultants, (c) non-payroll staff, (d) administration and (e)...

  • Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

  • Attorney General

    • Witnesses

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps the CPS has recently taken to improve its support for (a) child witnesses and (b) people with learning disabilities who give evidence in criminal proceedings.

    • Evidence

      To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the use of hearsay evidence in court proceedings in reducing the number of unsuccessful cases due to victim or...

      Minimum Wage: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many cases of suspected non-compliance with minimum wage legislation were referred to the CPS in each of the last five years; and how many such referrals led to a...

      Sexual Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, whether he plans to change the arrangements or level of funding for specialist rape and sexual offence prosecutors; and if he will make a statement.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department spent on (a) temporary agency staff, (b) consultants, (c) non-payroll staff, (d) administration and (e) marketing and advertising...

    • Wales Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of his Department's expected underspend against Departmental Expenditure Limits in 2015-16; what his Department's forecast is of...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Liverpool Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to improve the (a) cleanliness, (b) degree of crowding and (c) safety of (i) prisoners and (ii) prison staff in HMP Liverpool.

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been (a) murdered, (b) assaulted and (c) subject to a violent crime committed by people released from prison on licence in (i)...

      Ministry of Justice: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times he has (a) met and (b) corresponded with a minister of the Welsh Government on the draft Wales Bill in the last 12 months.

      Ministry of Justice: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, by what process his Department identified the areas of policy within its responsibility proposed for reservation in Annex B of the publication Powers...

      Prisons: Property Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's press release, Prison building revolution announced by Chancellor and Justice Secretary, published on 9 November...

      Ministry of Justice: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons the matters within his Department's responsibility in Schedule 1 of the draft Wales Bill have been designated as reserved.

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how he plans to assess whether prisoners identified as having poor English and mathematics skills make progress prior to their release.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the reoffending rate is of ex-offenders who were granted release on temporary licence to undertake (a) voluntary work, (b) paid work or (c) an...

      Prisoners: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what revenue accrued through deductions and levies on the earnings of prisoners in each year since 2011.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners are serving sentences beyond the limit of the tariff for the crimes for which they were sentenced.

      Ministry of Justice: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to embed the family test into its policy making.

  • Scotland Office

    • Big Lottery Fund: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on the level of funding for the Big Lottery Fund.

    • Sports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Scottish Government and (b) Scottish FA on strengthening security at Scottish stadiums and sporting events.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Renewable Energy: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department was consulted by HM Treasury before the Government announced its intention to exclude subsidised renewable energy generation by...

    • Debts: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information his Department holds on the average debt of young people aged 18 to 25.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many women were diagnosed with breast cancer in each of the last five years.

      Students: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many students in higher and further education have been recorded as victims of domestic assaults in each year since 2012.

      Cobra: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason a representative of Northern Ireland was not present at the COBR meeting on 15 November 2015.

      Immigration: Lithuania

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the rate is of (a) unemployment and (b) employment among people living in the UK who (i) were born in Lithuania and (ii) are Lithuanian nationals.

      Young People: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of people in (a) Scotland and (b) the UK between the ages of 16 and 21 who earn less than £7.65 per hour.

      Freedom of Information: Housing Associations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether reclassification by the Office of National Statistics of housing associations as public entities will entail their carrying the legislative...

  • Department for Transport

    • M4

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when work will commence to convert the M4 to a smart motorway from junction 3 to Theale; what the estimated time of completion is; what the estimated final...

    • Mileometers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered making illegal all odometer adjustment, and enforcing an outright ban on (1) the sale and purchase of odometer adjustment...

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to introduce mandatory training on disability awareness for bus drivers, and if so, when.

      Cycling and Walking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they still intend to publish their Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy in summer 2016.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether their timetable for the HS2 Bill to achieve Royal Assent by the end of 2016 remains achievable.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures the Department for Transport has taken to ensure that the appointment of the Managing Director of ScotRail Alliance to the Network Rail...

      Railways: Death

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many persons other than those working on the railway have been killed on (1) the UK railways, and (2) the London Underground, in each of the last 10...

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what mental health support they are offering to recently arrived Syrian refugees.

    • Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the 1,000 refugees that are to be resettled in the UK by Christmas will be transported to the UK.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Job Creation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how the United Kingdom compares with other European Union member states in terms of the number of jobs created since the...

    • Construction: Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures are in place to promote apprenticeships in the construction sector.

      Prisons: Vocational Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many vocational qualifications were achieved by those serving prison sentences in England and Wales in each of the last three years, broken down by...

      Science: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of UK GDP is spent on science and research in the UK, and how that figure compares with other countries in the EU.

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of (1) the recent report by former UK ambassadors to the EU that, if the UK left the EU, access to free-trade deals would be lost...

  • Department for International Development

    • Middle East: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much financial support they have provided directly to refugee camps in the Middle East since the beginning of 2015.

    • Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which organisations have received monies from the £1.12 billion that the UK has allocated to responding to the Syrian crisis since 2012, according to...

  • Department for Education

    • Unemployment: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in reducing the number of young people not in employment, education, or training; and how they intend to support local...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Magistrates: Resignations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many magistrates have resigned from 1 April to 1 November, and how many resigned during the same period in 2014.

    • Prisons: Vocational Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the suitability of the current range of vocational qualifications offered to those serving prison sentences in England and...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they believe that some parts of the UK require different human rights legislation to others; and if so, why and what are the different rights.

      Public Inquiries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 5 November (HL2965) concerning public inquiries that they have instigated into the death of a single...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Food Poverty and Fuel Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are consulting (1) Barnardos, (2) Save the Children, (3) Oxfam, (4) Citizens UK, (5) the Trussell Trust, (6) Magic Breakfast, (7) FareShare, (8)...

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the effect on the number of children in poverty of the proposals in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill to (1) freeze certain benefits...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Waste

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to prevent food waste.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Owner Occupation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people owned their own home in each year from 1997 until the last year for which records are available.

    • First Time Buyers: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the size of deposit needed to buy a starter home in London.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • International Climate Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in 2014, what percentage of the International Climate Fund was spent on (1) low carbon development, compared to the original target of 30 per cent, and (2)...

    • International Climate Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to ensure that civil servants respond to comments in the 2014 report on the UK's International Climate Fund (ICF) by the...

      International Climate Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that cost-effectiveness in spending improves as the International Climate Fund scheme expands.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electronic Government: Hacking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many breaches of government websites occurred in 2014.

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of how many people were on zero-hours contracts in each year since 2010.

      Overseas Investment: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether their plans to introduce rules to stop local councils from taking boycott or divestment initiatives in relation to...

      Strathclyde Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many civil servants are supporting Lord Strathclyde in the preparation of his report on the powers of the House of Lords; and which political advisers...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define the term "freedom" for the purposes of the development of policies and legislation, and in public statements.

  • Department of Health

    • Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have made to the representations from the GMC and other health regulators that the Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive...

    • Health Professions: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with other EU member states concerning the impact on NHS patients of the introduction of the European Professional Card for...

      NHS Improvement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that NHS Improvement ring-fences its activities in relation to NHS Foundation Trusts in order to fulfil statutory provisions, in...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support local authorities in training staff to identify and support those with mental health problems, and to link services in...

      Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the Responsibility Deal for alcohol in the light of the Institute of Alcohol Studies report Dead on Arrival? Evaluating the Public...

      Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their experience with the collapse of Southern Cross, what contingency plans they have in the event of a significant withdrawal of large and...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the ratio of NHS employees to the UK population; and how this compares with major European countries and the USA.

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of hospital trusts charging disabled people to park their cars on those people.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to avoid bed shortages due to delayed discharges from hospital.

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