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Written answers

Thursday, 3 December 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the franchise agreements for Northern Rail and TransPennine Express will be published.

    • Railways: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which passenger rail contracts let by (a) his Department, (b) the Scottish Government, (c) the Welsh Government, (d) Transport for London and (e)...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which current rail franchises include break clauses; and what is the purpose of each of those break clauses.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what powers he proposes that Rail North will exercise in respect of the Northern and TransPennine Express rail franchises by May 2016.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what powers he plans Rail North to assume in relation to rail franchises by 2020.

      Department for Transport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many civil servants were employed in his Department in each year from 2010 to 2015.

      Department for Transport: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) redundancy and (b) voluntary exit schemes for civil servants are currently in operation in his Department.

      Motor Vehicles: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Vauxhall on Zafira models catching fire.

      Channel Tunnel Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the average operating speed for High Speed trains to Europe.

      Department for Transport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the scale of the change of his Department's workforce arising from the departmental settlement announced in the Spending...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many assaults there were on staff working for (a) London Underground, (b) London Overground, (c) London buses, (d) Docklands Light Railway and (e)...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

  • Wales Office

    • S4C: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will meet the Chancellor of the Exchequer to discuss the effect of the reductions in funding to S4C proposed in the Spending Review and Autumn...

    • Wales Office: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much of his Department's funding allocated in the Spending Review 2015 will be for research and development expenditure up to 2020.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Research

      To ask the Attorney General, how much of the Law Officers' Departments funding allocated in the Spending Review 2015 will be for research and development expenditure up to 2020.

    • Attorney General: Families

      To ask the Attorney General, what training the Law Officers' Departments have provided to staff on the family test; what other steps he has taken to raise awareness of the family test among staff...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Iron and Steel: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to support the UK steel industry.

    • Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans he has to apply the freeze of the student loan repayment threshold on which his Department has recently consulted to...

      Apprentices: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to increase the proportion of disabled people participating in apprenticeships.

      Transport: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the contribution of further investment in road...

      Personal Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people are employed as practitioners within the UK hair industry.

      Personal Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the value of the hair industry to the economy.

      Apprentices: STEM Subjects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprenticeships have been taken up in STEM industries since 2010.

      Small Businesses: Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the Government is doing to assist small businesses to recover debts.

      Student Opportunity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will publish guidance for higher education institutions on how Student Opportunity Fund monies are allocated.

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of her Department's funding allocated in the Spending Review 2015 will be for research and development expenditure up to 2020.

    • Amazonia: Rain Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department provides to support efforts to protect the Amazon rainforest from deforestation; and what recent...

      Burundi: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has to provide humanitarian funding to (a) refugees from and (b) internally displaced persons in Burundi.

  • Department for Education

    • Mental Health Services: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the (a) likely level of unmet mental health needs of looked-after children and (b) care outcomes of such children with...

    • Department for Education: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what training her Department has provided to staff on the family test; what other steps she has taken to raise awareness of the family test among...

      Schools: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that schools address sexual harassment and bullying.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding her Department plans to allocate for specialist services for kinship carers in the period to March 2019.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance she has given to schools on including internet safety awareness in PSHE lessons for primary school children.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of courts and tribunal buildings in England and Wales have wifi access.

    • Crime and Courts Act 2013

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which sections of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 have not yet been implemented.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have been found (a) in possession and (b) under the influence of drugs in each of the last five years in each region.

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) regulations and (b) guidance apply to Sheriffs breaking into commercial properties to recover debts.

      Ministry of Justice: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much of his Department's funding allocated in the Spending Review 2015 will be for research and development expenditure up to 2020.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people released from prison reoffended within six months in each region in each of the last five years.

      Prisons: Religious Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the speech given by the Secretary of State for Justice at Prisons Hearing Alliance on 17 July 2015, whether he plans for participation...

      Ministry of Justice: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what training his Department has provided to staff on the family test; what other steps he has taken to raise awareness of the family test among staff...

      Court Orders: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were convicted by each magistrates' court in Lancashire in each month between 1 January 2014 and 31 October 2015 for breaching a...

      Domestic Violence Protection Orders: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Domestic Violence Protection Orders were issued by each magistrates' court in Lancashire in each month between 1 January 2014 and 31 October...

  • Prime Minister

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with the Arab League on the situation in Syria before he published his response to the Second Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee, on...

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to pages 12 and 13 of his response to the Second Report from the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, on the Extension of Offensive Military Operations to...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Arts: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2015 to Question 15657, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the level of...

    • Aerials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many mobile telephone masts are due to be erected in the UK by March 2016.

      Listed Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his policy is on the introduction of application fees for listed building consent.

      Telecommunications: Sheffield Heeley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 September 2015 to Question 9695, on telecommunications: Sheffield, Heeley, whether the problem referred to...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the (a) average and (b) maximum length of time taken by his Department is to carry out a public interest case to determine whether...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons statistics on National Lottery good causes expenditure has not been updated on the gov.uk website since December 2014;...

      Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the contribution of recreational spaces to local sporting and community life.

      World Heritage Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to help protect heritage sites worldwide.

      Sports: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to reform the allocation of funding to increase participation in sport.

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the FA, the Premier League and the Football League on the cost to supporters of following football.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which faith-based organisations Ministers of his Department have visited since June 2015.

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the effect on the income of an existing tax credit claimant in (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20 of changes...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the current average waiting time is for a workplace capability assessment.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the reasons for which the jobseeker's allowance claimant rate is falling faster than the unemployment rate; and...

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of Funeral Payment provision for funeral expenses.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the level of potential efficiency in the equipment budget in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17, (c) 2017-18, (d) 2018-19, (e)...

    • Nuclear Submarines: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons the projected in-service date for the first of the Successor class submarines has been delayed by two years; and if he will make a...

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 80 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what the 170 investments to sustain and enhance defence capabilities are.

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of specialist skills and training available for armed forces personnel at (a) MOD Llanwrst and (b) MOD Fairbourne; and if he...

      Ministry of Defence: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much of his Department's funding allocated in the Spending Review 2015 will be for research and development expenditure up to 2020.

      Rapid Reaction Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what timetable he has set for the introduction of the Rapid Strike brigade as set out in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the first Boeing P8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft came into full service; and by what date he plans for all nine to be operational.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost per unit of each Boeing P8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what military assets his Department propose to use to undertake maritime patrol functions between the Boeing P8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft comes into service.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria his Department used to procure the Boeing P8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft fleet.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of UK-based jobs in each region likely to be sustained by his Department's decision to procure the Boeing P8...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Boeing P8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft will be capable of being refuelled by RAF Voyagers aircraft.

      Apache AH-64 Helicopter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 31 of the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, when he plans for the Apache helicopter upgrade to take place.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what he plans the force generation ratios to be for the expeditionary force of 50,000 personnel announced in the Strategic Defence and Security Review...

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the operational capabilities are of the Type 26 frigates announced in the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015.

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the strategic rationale is for the change in the total number of Type 26 frigates to be built.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 30 of the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, when he plans for three new logistic ships to come into service.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans for the increase in (a) Royal Navy and (b) Royal Air Force personnel provided for in the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 to...

      Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 31 of the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, what his Department's planning assumptions are for the number of vessels of...

      Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 31 of the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, what estimate he has made of the cost of the new general purpose frigates.

      Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what planning assumptions he has made of the Royal Navy's frigate fleet size in each year from 2015 to 2040.

      Patrol Craft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 31 of the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, when he plans for the off-shore patrol vessels being procured by his...

      Patrol Craft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 31 of the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, whether he plans for the off-shore patrol vessels being procured by his...

      Weapons: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department plans to spend on new precision weapons systems in each year from 2015 to 2020.

      Sentinel Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to retire the Sentinel aircraft from service.

      Sentinel Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of his Department's (a) running and (b) maintenance costs for Sentinel aircraft in each of the next five years.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of his Department's running costs for the Command Support Air Transport fleet in each year from 2015 to 2020.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on running costs for the Command Support Air Transport fleet in each year since 2010.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of recapitalising the Command Support Air Transport fleet.

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 36 of the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, what the costs are of the Successor programme.

      Ministry of Defence: Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much of his Department's budget has been spent on science and technology in each year since 2010.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his timetable is for introducing proposals to amend the legal standing on which the armed forces undertake operations, as set out in the Strategic...

      Ministry of Defence: Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 25 of the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, what projects he plans to fund from the £300 million investment in...

      Gibraltar: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the size of the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron has been in each year since 2010.

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 33 of the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, if he will set out the elements of the new pay model for members of the...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to (a) merge and (b) disband military units in implementing Joint Force 2025.

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 4.75 of the National Security and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, which (a) government departments and (b)...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 4.75 of the National Security and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, by what date the new team sponsoring the...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK sought permission from the government of Syria to deploy manned and unmanned surveillance aircraft over Syria before he made his...

      Nuclear Weapons: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the most recent review of the emergency response arrangements for a radiation emergency involving the nuclear warhead convoy was completed.

      Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to publish the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator's Annual Report for 2014-15.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2015 to Question 17136, on what date Watchkeeper is expected to be at full operating capability.

      Radar: Hebrides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to upgrade the Hebrides Range radar on St Kilda.

  • Home Office

    • Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken and plans to take to ensure that out of city areas are adequately defended and protected from a repetition of the...

    • UK Visas and Immigration: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the webchat service offered by the International Enquiry Service has been unavailable when required by enquirers.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what security checks her Department carries out on refugees from Syria who are admitted to the UK.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department carries out of the needs of Syrian refugees who are admitted to the UK to ensure they receive the support...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria are used for selection of Syrian refugees to come to the UK, outside the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme.

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of how many refugees will be resettled in the UK under the vulnerable persons programme in (a) 2015, (b) 2016,...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Syrian refugees will qualify for (a) indefinite leave to remain and (b) UK citizenship after five years of residence.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to prevent recently arrived Syrian refugees on the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme from relocating to different...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what weight will be given to the security situation in Syria at such a time as Syrian refugees who have entered the UK due to the present...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of how many Syrian refugees in the vulnerable persons programme will be resettled in (a) North East England, (b)...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to ensure that Syrian refugees who are resettled in the UK as part of the vulnerable persons programme do not lose...

      Employment: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 92 of the consultation document entitled, Tackling Exploitation in the Labour Market, what the existing offences...

      Employment: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2015 to Question 14607 and with reference to the consultation document entitled, Tackling Exploitation...

      Employment: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 92 of the consultation document entitled, Tackling Exploitation in the Labour Market, (a) how many prosecutions...

      Gangmasters Licensing Authority: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual police expenditure on joint operations with the Gangmasters Licensing Authority has been in each of the last five years.

      Emergency Services: Mobile Radios

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will revise the bidding procurement process for the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme in order to increase the...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much of his Department's funding allocated in the Comprehensive Spending Review 2015 will be for research and development expenditure up to 2020.

  • HM Treasury

    • Fuels: Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many fuel laundering plants were discovered in Northern Ireland in 2014; and how many of those plants were (a) fully operational at the time of...

    • Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the effect on the household income of a family in receipt of tax credits with (a) three, (b) four and (c) five...

      Universal Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect on the household income of a family with one earner and two children which becomes a new claimant of universal...

      Sanitary Products: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 1.114 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what the evidential basis for the estimate of £15 million annual...

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons the closure of the competition for carbon capture and storage projects was announced on a Stock Market news website on 25 November 2015, in...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Refugees: Syria

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps each Anglican church in the Diocese of Blackburn is taking to assist Syrian refugees.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Housing: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to ensure companies that install solar panels on homes are insured for that installation.

    • Fossil Fuelled Power Stations: Carbon Emissions and Nitrogen Oxides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the (a) CO2 (kg CO2e per kwh) and (b) NOx (mg/m3N) emissions are of power derived from (i) coal fired power stations, (ii) open...

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of the effect on the wholesale price of electricity of an increase in low carbon generation.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Appointments: Females

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to increase the proportion of public appointments filled by women.

    • Government Departments: Listed Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which former Government-owned listed properties have been sold either as freehold or on a long lease in London in the last 10 years.

      Government Departments: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, by when Departments are required to publish Single Departmental Plans.

      Civil Servants: Redundancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what (a) redundancy and (b) voluntary exit programmes for civil servants are currently in operation in each department.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Acute Oak Decline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the scale of Acute Oak Decline (AOD); what research her Department is undertaking into AOD;...

    • National Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to paragraph 2.153 of Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what legal flexibilities the Government...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding the Government has allocated for flood defence maintenance in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17, (c) 2017-18, (d)...

      Sheep Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions her Department has had with the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development on (a) sheep carcase...

      Chlorofluorocarbons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to reduce the use of chlorofluorocarbons; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department of Health

    • Junior Doctors: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the devolved administrations on the reform of the junior doctors' contract.

    • NHS: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to extend the hours of social workers and other professionals required to support doctors in their new working arrangements to meet the...

      NHS: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase the representation on the boards of NHS England, Monitor and other relevant health bodies at local, regional and...

      Department of Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of his Department's funding allocated in the Spending Review 2015 will be for research and development expenditure up to 2020.

      Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what facilities are provided by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on its premises for the use of cyclists.

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2015 to Question 12813, what assessment he has made of the accessibility, clarity and ease of comparison of the care...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS trusts make Docetaxel chemotherapy treatment available.

      Patients: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding is available to assist with the travel costs of patients who have to travel more than 100 miles to receive a particular treatment for their...

      NHS Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the increased spending on the NHS is being used to reduce the £2 billion budget shortfall forecast by the NHS Trust Development...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will ensure the needs of children who have been abused are considered when allocating the £1.25 billion for Child and Adolescent...

      Sexual Assault Referral Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children under 18 were referred to Sexual Assault Referral Centres in each financial year since 2010-11.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to support Clinical Commissioning Groups to commission effective mental health services for children under 18 who...

      Psychiatry: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Specialist Training 4 psychiatry posts were filled in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children and young people were admitted to hospital due to mental health problems in 2014-15.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Commonwealth: Homosexuality

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any assessment of the impact of the criminalisation of homosexuality by Commonwealth countries on economic development and business...

    • Papua: Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will press the government of Indonesia to implement the recommendations of the Human Rights Watch report Something to Hide? Indonesia’s...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Tickets: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many complaints the Citizens Advice consumer helpline has received about ticket resale websites.

    • Automation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the claim by the Bank of England that up to 15 million jobs in Britain are at risk from increased mechanisation.

      Business: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are holding discussions about reducing EU regulation of UK business.

      Students: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding will be provided to assist with the delivery of their commitment to double the proportion of students from disadvantaged backgrounds entering...

      Universities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they treat universities that receive public funding as private or public institutions.

  • Department for International Development

    • Burma: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to increase their financial assistance for family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights in Myanmar, in the light of the...

    • Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to co-ordinate the work of the various relief organisations in Syria.

      Balkans: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they and the major aid agencies have made for protecting refugees who are still in, or are crossing, south-east Europe this winter.

      Developing Countries: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what powers they have to insist that recipients of British development aid should respect freedom of conscience and religion, as defined in the Universal...

  • The Lord Chairman of Committees

    • House of Lords: Gratuities

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what proportion of gratuities paid by credit or debit card is distributed to staff in the House of Lords.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • HMS Lenox

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Lenox Project in south-east London.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Type 26 Frigates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to place the order for the first Type 26 frigate.

    • Patrol Craft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the two new offshore patrol vehicles announced in the Strategic Defence and Security Review will be run operationally alongside the existing seven.

      HMS Ocean

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether HMS Ocean was designed and built to have a 20-year lifespan.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the (1) composition, (2) ownership, and (3) reporting line, of each of the two new bodies to be created to supervise the delivery programme of...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the estimated cost of the nuclear deterrent successor programme has increased.

      Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the first UK-owned P8 Maritime Patrol aircraft will be flying operationally.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Freedom of Information

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they use to process requests for the disclosure of information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

    • Cabinet Office: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what non-disclosure agreements the Cabinet Office made in 2003–04, and on what date each agreement was made.

      Statutory Instruments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stowell of Beeston on 12 November (HL3120), on which occasions since 2010 the House has withheld its agreement to...

  • Department of Health

    • Action on Smoking and Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether representatives from Action on Smoking and Health were present at any meals that officials from the Department of Health had during the World...

    • Action on Smoking and Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the job titles of those officials within the Department of Health who have appeared on a shared public platform or conference agenda alongside...

      Tobacco: Retail Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to quantify the overall impact on independent retailers of the tobacco control measures introduced in the last Parliament.

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 23 November (HL3659), why no national assessment has been made of the effect of hospital trusts...

      Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of NHS tertiary care centres provide in-house tumour genetic testing in (1) breast cancer, (2) colorectal cancer, (3) lung cancer, and (4)...

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