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Written answers

Monday, 14 December 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • East Anglia Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with bidders for the current East Anglian rail franchise about the closure of the Sudbury to Marks Tey railway line and...

    • Island Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the running costs of the Isle of Wight Island Line were in each category of expenditure in each of the last three years.

      Roads: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assistance his Department provides to local authorities and frontagers to (a) maintain un-adopted roads and (b) ensure safety and the public...

      Cycling: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 2.88 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, whether any of the additional funding for cycling infrastructure...

      Cycling: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 2.88 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, whether the additional funding for cycling infrastructure will...

      Manchester Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what response his Department has made to requests for more rail travel paths from North Wales to Manchester Airport.

      Manchester Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent representations he has received on rail paths from North Wales to Manchester Airport.

      Manchester Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will estimate the number of passengers from North Wales and Cheshire who are projected to use Manchester Airport in (a) 2015, (b)...

      Manchester Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of passengers using Manchester Airport in (a) 2015, (b) 2020 and (c) 2025.

      Manchester Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will make a comparative assessment of rail links to (a) Cumbria and (b) North Wales from Manchester Airport.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the replacement of pacer trains that form part of the Northern franchise deal with Arriva Rail North Limited.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish his Department's analysis of the effects of proposed changes to business rates retention and the local...

    • Communities and Local Government: Festivals and Special Occasions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which Ministers of his Department attended events to celebrate Chanukah in (a) 2014 and (b) 2015.

      Enterprise Zones: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Greater Manchester Life Science Enterprise Zone will cover the Salford and Eccles constituency.

      Social Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to require social landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their housing stock.

      Vacant Land: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many planning refusals for greenfield sites have been overturned on appeal in each year between 2010 to 2015.

      Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average weekly rent and service charge for supported accommodation including (a) foyers, (b) direct access hostels,...

      Kettering Borough Council: Information Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will encourage the use of the customer services centre at Kettering Borough Council as an example of good practice for...

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of trends in the number of homes built for social rent since 2010.

      High Street Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the 12 Portas Pilots.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Food

      To ask the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, what proportion of unused and uneaten food produced or bought to be served on the parliamentary...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • South China Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has formed a view on the legality of the maritime claims made by the People's Republic of China in the...

    • Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Greek and Turkish governments on the unification of Cyprus.

      Romania: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the government of Romania on improving media freedom and media pluralism in that...

      Romania: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of trends in media ownership in Romania.

      Romania: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the government of Romania on (a) Central Media Enterprise, (b) Adrian Sârbu...

      South China Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK is entitled to be represented before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Philippines v. China.

      South China Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK plans to be represented before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Philippines v. China.

      Bahrain: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what effect the practice of revoking citizenship from protestors by the Bahraini government has had on UK policy towards that...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proposals the Government made aimed at making fully transparent the financial management practices in each member state...

      Central African Republic: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance the UK has offered to Central African Republic with preparations for elections in that country in December 2015.

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on the future of the Special Investigation and Prosecution Team in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of the budget of the Turks and Caicos Islands has been allocated to the funding of the Special Investigation...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress the Special Investigation and Prosecution Team has made on prosecuting and eliminating corruption in the Turks...

      Eritrea: National Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on indefinite national service continuing to be practised in Eritrea.

      Eritrea: Emigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the agreements reached at the 2015 Valetta Summit on migration on the flow...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for the Government's nuclear non-proliferation strategy of the emergence of 3D...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps UK embassies are taking to promote religious freedoms.

      Afghanistan: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote women's participation in Afghan democracy and civil society.

      Ashraf Fayadh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the government of Saudi Arabia on the death sentence for Ashraf Fayadh.

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on establishing a regime of sanctions against nations and other...

      Middle East: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking through the UN to tackle international recruitment of people for terrorist activity in...

      Middle East: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote international support for and defence of religious minority communities in the Middle East.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Trade Missions: Latin America

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what trade missions to Latin America the Government has organised in the last 12 months; and what such trade missions are...

    • Agriculture: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the (a) location and (b) budget is for each agri-tech centre in each year from 2016-17 to 2020-21.

      Business: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on businesses of the UK leaving the EU.

      Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the viability of the UK steel industry over the next 10 years.

      Small Businesses: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of small businesses which have received financial assistance from (a) peer-to-peer...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the Green Investment Bank continues to pursue its principal objectives after...

      Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress has been made on pilot schemes of driverless cars.

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the time needed to devolve the adult skills budget; and if he will make a statement.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will set a target for apprenticeship achievements over this Parliament.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the relationship will be between the new Institute for Apprentices and the industry-led body that will administer the...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with the devolved administrations on the distribution and use of funds raised by the proposed...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate the UK's current trade deficit with the EU.

  • Wales Office

    • Infrastructure: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps his Department has taken to promote use of the UK Guarantees Scheme in Wales.

  • Department for Education

    • Children's Centres: Antenatal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to increase the role of children's centres in supporting expectant parents and improving integrated working among antenatal...

    • University Technical Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she has taken to encourage applications to university technical colleges.

      History: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of the history curriculum in state schools is comprised of British history.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people have been appointed as prospective adopters in each of the last six years.

      Regional Schools Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the cost of regional school commissioners in each of the next three years; and if she will make a statement.

      Japanese Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans the Government has to increase the study of Japanese in schools.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions a special adviser in his Department accompanied a Minister on an overseas trip since May 2015.

    • Convictions: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many nationals of other countries living in the UK have been convicted of a crime since 30 September 2014; and how many such people came from each...

      Ministry of Justice: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to paragraph 2.149 of the Spending Review, where he expects job cuts in his Department; and how many such jobs he expects to be cut.

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to paragraph 1.143 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what the evidential basis is for the statement that whiplash claims...

      Asylum: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2015 to Question 17668, if he will collect information on how much has been spent from the public purse on...

      Prisons: Locks and Keys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on the number of occasions when due to the loss or theft of keys, a prison has had to be relocked between (a) May...

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2015 to Question 18626, what estimate he has made of the average cost of (a) the five new prisons planned to be...

      Just Solutions International: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) consultants, (b) non-executive directors and (c) associates have been employed by Just Solutions International since it was established; when...

      Fines: Surcharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times the victims' surcharge has been (a) imposed, (b) collected, (c) cancelled and (d) outstanding for people receiving a (i) conditional...

      Criminal Proceedings: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the administrative costs was of implementing and enforcing the criminal courts charge; and what the projected cost of administering that charge is...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many whiplash claims there have been in each of the last five years.

      Prisons: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on families of prisoners of the sale of inner-city prisons and their replacement with out of town...

      Courts: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2015 to Question 18492, what assessment he has made of the level of compliance in magistrates' and crown courts...

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many magistrates there were on 1 April (a) 1989, (b) 1994, (c) 2000, (d) 2005, (e) 2010, (f) 2014 and (g) 2015.

      Ministry of Justice: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which contracts worth more than £5 million his Department has signed since 1 September 2014; with which organisations such contracts have been...

      Criminal Proceedings: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total cost to the public purse has been of legislating for and implementing the criminal courts change to date.

      Prisons: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons allow children to take school books in with them when visiting.

      Prisons: Playgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons have children's play areas.

      National Offender Management Service: Just Solutions International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of the National Offender Management Service budget in (a) staffing resources, (b) allocation of civil service time and (c) funding was...

  • Scotland Office

    • Females: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he plans to publish the Government's response to the report, The role and contribution of women in the Scottish economy, published in March 2015.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Google: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many requests under section 42 of the Data Protection Act have been made in respect of (a) Google Commerce Limited, (b) Google...

    • Data Protection: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Information Commissioner's Office has spent on processing assessments pursuant to section 42 of the Data Protection Act...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been spent on the Mobile Infrastructure Project as of the end of November 2015; and what proportion of that figure was...

      Aerials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the (a) location is of each mast which has been erected and (b) status is of further masts currently in planning as part of the...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to provide to internet service providers detailed information relating to the broadband Universal...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions a special adviser in his Department accompanied a Minister on an overseas trip since May 2015.

      Horse Racing: Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has examined the funding of horseracing in (a) Ireland and (b) France to inform its policy making on the Horse...

      Museums and Galleries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to paragraph 1.273 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, how much funding he plans to provide to the (a)...

      Horse Racing: Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to paragraph 2.152 of Budget 2015, published in March 2015, whether his Department has had discussions with the European...

      Horse Racing: Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has examined the funding of horseracing from remote gambling in France and Ireland to inform its policy on the...

      Sports: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of the use of performance drugs among young people in sport.

      Broadband: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of (a) homes and (b) businesses in Wales have access to superfast broadband.

      Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of (a) homes and (b) businesses in Scotland have access to superfast broadband.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of (a) homes and (b) businesses in England have access to superfast broadband.

      Broadband: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of (a) homes and (b) businesses in Northern Ireland have access to superfast broadband.

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2015 to Question 13628, whether the £230 million spend incurred by BT is an addition to the...

      Judaism: Festivals and Special Occasions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which Ministers of his Department attended events to celebrate Chanukah in (a) 2014 and (b) 2015.

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of grassroots sports funding; and if he will make a statement.

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2015 to Question 18388, when he expects to publish the results of the Government's evaluation of...

      Tennis: Roehampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government (a) has made or (b) plans to make any contribution to the cost of (i) the construction and (ii) the running of...

      Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what research his Department has conducted or commissioned on the economic benefit of major sports teams to local economies; and if he...

      Bookmakers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the self-exclusion pilot schemes introduced by bookmakers in Medway and Glasgow.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the total declared claw back from BT under National Broadband Scheme contracts has been reallocated to local...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what additional funding allocations have been provided to each local authority as a result of declared claw back from BT under the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of the forms of his Department's website are available in Welsh.

    • Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish the White Paper on supporting people with health conditions and disabilities to get into work.

      Pensioners: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance and advice his Department provides for pensioners who exhaust their pension pots.

      Pensioners: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of housing wealth to supporting the income of pensioners.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) social and (b) affordable housing tenants in receipt of housing benefit who have paid rents in...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of restricting housing benefit entitlement for single social tenants under the age of 35 to the...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of capping housing benefit for social tenants at the relevant Local Housing Allowance rate on social...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the effect of capping housing benefit for social tenant at the relevant Local Housing Allowance rate on the...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) social and (b) affordable housing tenants who will be affected by planned caps on housing...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations that have charged rents in excess of local...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of homes for (a) social and (b) affordable rent which are let at rents at or below the shared...

      Housing Benefit: Dundee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many adults under 21 years old in Dundee will be affected by changes to housing benefit.

      Social Security Benefits: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the measures proposed in clause 13 of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill on...

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on the Work Choice programme to date; and what the estimated total cost of that programme over its lifetime is.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to issue guidance on how its proposed extension of jobseeker's allowance conditionality will apply to claimants...

      Housing Benefit: Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed reduction in the maximum length of time for which housing benefit is payable for...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what exemptions he plans to put in place to protect vulnerable households...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people receive employment and support allowance in the work-related activity group on grounds of mental or behavioural disorders.

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to publish statistics on sanctions imposed under the universal credit scheme during the course of its implementation.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) employment and support allowance claims were subject to a sanction (i) pre-challenge and...

      Employment Services: European Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timetable is for the commissioning of new employment support services to be funded by the European Social Fund Operational Programme...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will expand the Targeted Affordability Fund to assist with changes to housing benefit in the social sector announced in the Spending...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will automatically exempt people (a) who are homeless, (b) with mental ill health and (c) in other at-risk groups from...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to monitor the application of the easement of conditionality rules under the Jobseeker's Allowance...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times Jobcentre Plus staff applied an easement of conditionality under the Jobseeker's Allowance (Homeless Claimants) Amendment...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the judgment in the case of R v Secretary of State [2015] EWHC 3382 (Admin).

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of people sanctioned since 2012 have not gained employment and are no longer in receipt of the relevant benefit following the...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants were sanctioned in (a) 2015, (b) 2014, (c) 2013, (d) 2012 and (e) 2011; how many such claimants were (i) disabled and (ii)...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken since the Jobseeker's Allowance (Homeless Claimants) Amendment Regulations 2014 came into force to...

      Housing Benefit: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much will be made available in additional discretionary housing payments for people in supported accommodation in each financial year from...

      Housing Benefit: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) housing benefit claimant count and (b) average weekly housing benefit award is for tenants in supported accommodation in each (i)...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what procedures the Child Support Agency (CSA) has to ensure that it takes account of a person's assets as well as their income when...

      Severe Disability Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of changes to the severe disability premium on young carers.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to the number of people in the work-related activity group on people with restrictive...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the application of local housing allowance rates for housing benefit paid in the social sector will take into account core rent and...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the finding of the report, Halving the Gap, published by Mencap in...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Naval officers and ratings at each rank were employed by the Royal Navy on 31 July 2015.

    • Navy: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many days on average each class of Royal Naval officer and rating was at sea in each year between 2005 and 2014.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish on his Department's website (a) corroborated information on deaths of (i) ISIS fighters and (ii) civilians as a result of airstrikes...

      Ministry of Defence: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to retain or to return to the Consolidated Fund receipts from the sale of land and property assets over the Spending Review...

      Military Bases: Religious Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military chapels there are in England and Wales; and how many such chapels are registered to conduct (a) same-sex and (b) other marriages.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received from his French, American and German counterparts on Britain's decision to extend airstrikes to Syria.

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 4.62 in the Strategic Defence and Security Review, published on 23 November 2015, what areas his Department plans to sell to...

      Veterans: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the annual cost is of the veterans badge.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to maintain Maritime Patrol Aircraft capabilities during the period before the first Poseidon P-8 is planned to...

      Military Aircraft: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Tornado and Typhoon jets operating in the Iraq and Syria region are fitted with the TCASS II Collision Warning System.

      Veterans: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to introduce a National Defence Medal for all veterans.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many strikes were made using the Brimstone missile during Operation HERRICK.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2015 to Question 17622, if he will identify separately the marginal costs associated with maintaining the Vanguard...

      Armed Forces: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance his Department provides to service personnel on choosing state and private schools for their children's education.

      Ministry of Defence: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessments he has made of the future security needs of Ministry of Defence (MoD) establishments in the UK; whether responsibility for guarding any...

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2015 to Question 17678, how many (a) military and (b) civil servant personnel of each rank and grade are employed...

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department is providing to fund mental health services for military personnel on active military duty; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made the effectiveness and reliability of small arms equipment issued as standard across the armed forces; and if he...

  • Home Office

    • Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what work her Department is undertaking with agencies outside the UN High Commissioner for Refugees system in order to assist and resettle...

    • Interdepartmental Ministerial Group on Modern Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions the Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group on Modern Slavery met in (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015; who attended each...

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average unit cost of caring for a victim of human trafficking in a government-funded shelter is; and if she will make a statement.

      Vetting: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of Disclosure and Barring Service checks for (a) standard and (b) enhanced exceeded the eight week target for issuing in the...

      Asylum: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department has had with HM Treasury on whether people resettled in the UK under the vulnerable persons programme will...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many disclosure and barring applications have been sent to the Metropolitan Police in each year of the last five years; and what the...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what commitments the UK has made to supporting refugees from Syria who are in Europe.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2015 to Question 18565, what the components are of the 12 month support package provided to resettled...

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2015 to Question 18222, if her Department will put procedures in place to ensure that family members...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects to respond to my email of 20 October 2015 on Mr M Khan.

      Asylum: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from Pakistan applied for asylum under the detained fast-track procedure for reasons of religious persecution and...

      Visas: Domestic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish her Department's report on tied visas for domestic servants.

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of the Syrian Vulnerable Person Relocation scheme in each year until 2020.

      Upper Tribunal: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to implement Schedule 23 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013.

      Police Stations: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make representations to the Essex Police and Crime Commissioner to (a) extend the consultation period for closures of police...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2015 to Question 17661, if she will recompense spousal visa applicants using the premium service but...

      Fraud: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what basis Action Fraud determines which reported frauds to pursue for investigation; and whether the amount defrauded influences such...

      Counter-terrorism: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will publish all guidance it has issued to schools and colleges for the implementation of PREVENT strategy activities for...

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will set up a dedicated correspondence team in her Department to liaise with applicants solicitors on the processing of asylum claims.

  • Department for International Development

    • Central African Republic: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking (a) in the short term to provide humanitarian relief to displaced people in Bangui in the Central...

    • Developing Countries: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will discuss with her ministerial colleagues in other departments (a) reducing UK support for fossil fuels overseas and (b)...

      Occupied Territories: Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department will take steps to improve access to water in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

      Montserrat

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department will take steps to (a) develop a comprehensive and detailed plans for the development of Montserrat and (b)...

      Middle East: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2015 to Question 18564, whether further funding will be provided to countries outside Syria that...

      West Africa: Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance the Government is providing to countries in West Africa to reduce the chances of Ebola returning to areas from which...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which charities her Department has funded to assist people affected by the Syria crisis since 2012.

  • HM Treasury

    • BBC World Service: Expenditure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether any Government spending on the BBC World Service is recorded as Overseas Development Assistance.

    • Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Autumn Statement of 25 November 2015, Official Report, column 1361, what the evidential basis is for the statement that an investment...

      Second Homes: Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the purchase of buy-to-let property by a person whose current residence derives only from their job will be deemed as a second home for tax purposes...

      Manufacturing Industries: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment on the financial effect on the UK manufacturing sector of reductions to (a) capital allowances and (b) corporation tax since 2010.

      Energy: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 3.23 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what assessment he has made of the effect of removing entitlement to...

      Public Service: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what legal and regulatory obligations apply to members of the public identified by banks as Politically Exposed Persons; and what information his Department...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on which date his Department announced the creation of each enterprise zone in (a) urban and (b) rural areas of each region; and what plans he has to create...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 2.10 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, if he will publish the analysis and methodology used to estimate that the...

      Floods: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Barnet consequentials for Northern Ireland are of the £50 million additional funding for flood relief; and if he will make a statement.

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Autumn Statement and Spending Review 2015, paragraph 1.309, whether any reduction is planned in (a) Cranborne money and (b)...

      Floods: Cumbria

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to offer deadline extensions for tax due by businesses affected by flooding in Cumbria.

      Revenue and Customs: Dundee

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to relocate all 650 HM Revenue & Customs jobs at Sidlaw House, Dundee, to the Department for Work and Pensions.

      Employment: Dundee

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on jobs in Dundee of the policies outlined in the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015.

      Infrastructure: Investment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the evidential basis is for his contribution of 25 November 2015, Official Report, column 1366, that Britain topped the league table of the best places...

      Air Passenger Duty: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of a 50 per cent reduction in air passenger duty in Scotland on Manchester Airport.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Renewable Energy: Foreign Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which energy companies have received public funding for renewable contracts and have contracted supply chain work to overseas companies.

    • Carbon Sequestration: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much EU funding was allocated to the operation of carbon capture and storage projects which is not now available for spending on...

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she made of the value for money of carbon capture and storage before the Government's carbon capture and storage...

      Energy: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether she plans to review the assessment principles on imperative reasons of overriding public interest in big energy planning projects.

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent estimate the Government has made of the potential annual value of the carbon capture and storage industry to the UK...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to paragraph 2.31 of her Department's policy conclusions: Early Learning Project and Small-scale Behaviour Trials,...

      Renewable Energy: Dundee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps the Government is taking to help create renewable energy industry jobs in Dundee.

      Private Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that landlords in the private rented sector comply with the requirement for properties...

      Fracking: Countryside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what her policy is on the extraction of shale gas in national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty.

      Trawsfynydd Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether Trawsfynydd former nuclear power station site in North Wales qualifies for inclusion in a list of possible small nuclear...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will add further sites for the development of small modular reactor technology in the UK in addition to those identified in the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Employment: Dundee

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have been employed in Dundee by the Government and its agencies in each year since 1990.

    • Government Departments: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost is of special advisers in each Department.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people of what age and sex have died as a result of volatile substance abuse in each region of England and Wales in each year since 2013.

      Elections: Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans his Department has to respond to the Electoral Commission's report, Electoral Fraud in the UK, published in January 2014.

      Civil Servants: Political Activities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether there is, or has been within the last 10 years, a requirement on (a) applicants to the civil service and (b) civil servants upon entry to the...

      Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total cost to the public purse was of ministerial special advisors in the last financial year; and how much is projected to be so spent in the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of the recommendations of the report by the Dogs Trust...

    • Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to encourage people to consume locally-sourced food produce.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what food security planning her Department has undertaken for the UK in times of conflict, crisis and war situations.

      Animals: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the animal licensing review will include a review of how to tackle internet sales of rare animals.

  • Department of Health

    • Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made in implementing the recommendations of NHS Blood and Transplant's report, Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020: A UK Strategy,...

    • Eyesight: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his timetable is for implementing the recommendations of the Keogh Review with regard to the safety and quality of laser eye surgery.

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Government will publish an updated Tobacco Control Plan for England.

      Mental Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the £1.8 million expenditure on mental health services for armed forces veterans by his Department in 2014-15 was spent.

      Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people of each gender had single-sided deafness in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the total number of recipients of NHS bursaries in each of the last five years; how much has been so allocated;...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses were employed in each NHS region in the latest month for which figures are available.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses were employed in each Agenda for Change band in the latest month for which figures are available.

      Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is take to ensure that the £22 billion NHS efficiency savings proposed in the NHS Five-Year Forward View, published in October 2014,...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the total number of student nurses in England and Wales in each of the last five years; and if he will make a...

      Homeopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Government plans to undertake its public consultation on whether or not homeopathic products should be available through NHS prescriptions; and...

      Social Security Benefits: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people who died by suicide were social security claimants in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland in each of the last three years.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what reports NHS England has produced on progress in achieving parity of esteem for mental health.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to raise awareness of female genital mutilation among mental health professionals.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the proportion of people identified as having experienced child abuse who are diagnosed with a mental health...

      Department of Health: Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department and each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies plans to spend on (a) Christmas cards, (b) postage of Christmas...

      Prisoners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2015 to Question 18596, if he will make it his policy to collect data on the proportion of the prison population who...

  • Department for Transport

    • Local Sustainable Transport Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the amount of the revenue element of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund in (1) 2014–15, and (2) 2015–16.

    • Local Sustainable Transport Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the expected amount of the revenue element of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund in (1) 2016–17, (2) 2017–18, and (3) 2018–19.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many officials in the Department for Transport were working as part of the team dealing with rail franchising in 2014–15 and 2015–16.

      Road Traffic Control

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance, if any, they give to local authorities and London boroughs about conducting consultations with neighbouring authorities or boroughs before...

      Euston Station: Lifts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whose responsibility it is to ensure the safety of lifts at Euston railway station; and what information they have about when those lifts were last...

      London-Exeter Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to announce plans before 2020 to replace the single track railway lines between Salisbury and Exeter with double track railway lines in...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the comments by the Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Brandon Lewis, what assessment they have made of what matters people should take...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Palestinians: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the right of Palestinians to education.

    • Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia about those currently facing execution in Saudi Arabia.

      BBC World Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in which countries the receipt of BBC World Service programmes via the internet has been blocked in each year from 1999 to 2014.

      Africa: BBC World Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the changes in audience sizes in African countries or regions following the switch from short wave to FM transmission of...

      Africa: BBC World Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the change in the size of the audience for BBC World Service programmes broadcast via the internet in African countries or...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government with which countries they have raised human rights since May.

      Cyprus: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they were consulted and informed about the US decision to lift its arms embargo on the Republic of Cyprus, and by whom; how and when that decision is to...

      Turkey: Homicide

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are making representations to the government of Turkey about the murder of Tahir Elci and the attempted murder of Selahattin Demirtaş; and...

      Commonwealth: Counter-terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to spend the £5 million pledged for the development of the new Commonwealth counter-extremism unit.

      Commonwealth: Counter-terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action the new Commonwealth counter-extremism unit will take to tackle extremism.

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define "moderate" in the context of opposition in Syria.

      Burma: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what practical assistance they are providing to Burma to help that country in its democratic transition following the elections on 8 November.

      Burma: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of political progress in Myanmar.

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by Save the Children Nowhere safe for Yemen’s children: The deadly impact of explosive weapons in Yemen.

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations by Save the Children in its report Nowhere safe for Yemen’s children: The deadly impact of...

      Yemen: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving to the call by Save the Children for the UK to stop selling arms to any party involved in the conflict in Yemen while...

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the political objectives of the Free Syrian Army.

      Turkey: Kurds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made, if any, to the government of Turkey about the use of curfews, martial law, and the deployment of the military in mainly...

      Turkey: Kurds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports (1) that since July Turkey has hit PKK targets in northern Iraq more frequently than ISIS targets; (2) that Turkish...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings by Save the Children (1) that Yemen is the country (a) with the highest number of people in humanitarian need,...

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when further peace talks in Vienna on Syria will take place.

  • Attorney General

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Attorney General has approved the rules of engagement for the RAF bombing of Syria, and whether he will be consulted regularly to ensure that...

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: International Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Syria Donors Conference in London in February 2016 will address issues surrounding sexual violence in conflict.

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the £361,446,114 spent on DfID's Programme Partnership Arrangements in the 2011–14 round was spent: (1) overseas, and (2) on UK...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what the average proportion of spending on DfID's Programme Partnership Arrangements was on salaries for UK staff and advocacy work in the UK, broken down by...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what the overall cost was of the 2014–16 extension to the 2011–14 round of DfID's Programme Partnership Arrangements.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of DfID's Programme Partnership Arrangements funding was spent by recipients on environmental and climate-related projects.

      Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the levels of bilateral and multilateral HIV donor funding from governments of EU member states, and what more they will do...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether governors of maintained schools are allowed to agree a budget deficit.

    • Schools: Aldgate

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 8 December (HL3697), what is the name of the new school; whether that school is a free school; and what...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Reoffenders

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many offenders committed additional offences while on early release in each of the last five years.

    • Prisoners on Remand: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many women were on remand in (1) each prison, and (2) each bail hostel, in England and Wales in each month for the past three years.

      Magistrates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they have made to promote diversity in the composition of the lay magistracy, by reference to (1) socio-economic status, (2) ethnicity, (3)...

      Magistrates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the breakdown of the lay magistracy according to the occupational groups with which applicants are required to identify themselves.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Tornado Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Tornado GR4-trained navigators there are in the RAF.

    • Tornado Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average age of Tornado GR4-trained navigators in the RAF.

      Tornado Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the last RAF Tornado GR4 navigator completed their training.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have a policy about the number of children a family or individual should have; and if so, what it is.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Timber

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which British woods are grown for timber use, if any.

  • Home Office

    • Visas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review the current visa categories and visa application processes in line with their Britain is GREAT campaign, which "welcomes the...

    • Visas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to revise current visa categories to allow non-EU professionals and experts, in particular those in the health and science sectors, to...

  • HM Treasury

    • Revenue and Customs: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have chosen to consolidate HMRC offices across Yorkshire in Leeds, in the light of property costs and levels of competition for skilled workforce in...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Nuclear Power Stations: Radiation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 25 November (HL3610), whether UK nuclear power plants are required to report to ONS hourly or...

    • Nuclear Power Stations: Radiation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 25 November (HL3609), whether they plan to require nuclear power plants to collect and...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Travel: Europe

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the estimated total of inward and outward journeys between the UK and the European continent, in 1985, 1990, 2000, 2010, and 2014.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Public Libraries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what statutory duties local authorities have to provide library and library-related services.

  • Department of Health

    • Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) how much (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales, (d) Sweden, (e) the Netherlands, (f) France, (g) Denmark, (h) Belgium,...

    • Health Professions: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received advice from the Council of Deans of Health about the future funding of nursing and midwifery students.

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