Written answers

Monday, 4 January 2016

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of immigration detainees who are (a) foreign national offenders convicted of immigration offences, (b) foreign national...

    • Slavery: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons she selected St Mary's University, Twickenham, to host a specialist international centre for research into modern slavery...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2015 to Question 14485, whether he has made an assessment of whether aerial bombing of...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2015 to Question 15443, for what reason the (a) Government Legal Department's expenditure on temporary agency staff and (b)...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Digital Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Departmental Settlement within the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what proportion of his Department's resource DEL is...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what cross-departmental initiatives there are to tackle cyberbullying and protect young people from abuse online.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Performance Standards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the response by Lord Nash of 23 November to the 10th Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee on the Education and...

    • Academies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to publish monthly information on those academies that have transferred from one academy trust to another, together with an explanation as...

      Academies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish in their list of academies the trust identification number for each academy and that trust's Companies House registration number.

      Academies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish in their list of sponsors of academies the sponsor identification number for each sponsor, and the trust identification number for...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide all factual evidence they have, together with their sources, that UK in-work and out-of-work benefits are a factor in encouraging...

  • Department of Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action the National Food Crime Unit is taking to protect consumers from counterfeit alcoholic drinks.

    • NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what evaluation they have carried out of the potential cost savings from centralised procurement of common generic drugs in the light of evidence from other...

      Hepatitis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the national framework for hepatitis C, due for release in spring 2015, will be published, and why it has been delayed.

      Hepatitis: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that NHS England and Public Health England provide data demonstrating that there is equitable access to the new...

      Hepatitis: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to measure the effectiveness of the implementation of the new medicines for hepatitis C treatment, and when they will publish those results.

      Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance is being offered to social work teams to equip them with the necessary resources to provide high quality and affordable residential care both...

      Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures are being introduced to improve access to information and advice for those choosing specialist care packages to ensure that the support they...

      Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to encourage local authorities to include personal assessments as part of a broader care programme alongside other measures to help...

      Carers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment the Department for Health has made of the number of adult carers in the UK, and the capacity of those carers to provide an improved quality...

      Mental Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Clinical Commissioning Groups in England have achieved real terms increases in spending on mental health services in 2015–16.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from mental health organisations about the next NHS mandate.

      Sugar

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether there is a growing health problem at all ages connected to excess consumption of sugar, and if they consider that...

      Dermatology: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the Clinical Commissioning Groups in England and Wales have prevented access to dermatology specials for their patients on the grounds of cost in...

      Medical Equipment: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what account they will take of the representations by the Wound Care Alliance UK regarding the NHS Supply Chain generic project plans for a national...

      Medical Equipment: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether educational and patient-orientated organisations were involved in the planning of the NHS Supply Chain generic project plans for a national formulary...

      Medical Equipment: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to ensure that, in the implementation of the NHS Supply Chain generic project plans for a national formulary for wound care, innovative small...

      Medical Equipment: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the clinical and ethical justifications for setting the benchmark in the NHS Supply Chain generic project plans for a...

      Medical Equipment: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to monitor the impact of the introduction of the NHS Supply Chain generic project plans for a national formulary for wound care.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register: Foreign Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their intention that, in the event of the UK ceasing to be a member of the EU, citizens of the Republic of Ireland who live in the UK would...

    • Government Departments: Archives

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the arrangements for preserving departmental archives, including the role of the Cabinet Secretary.

      Senior Civil Servants: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many members of the Senior Civil Service have taken courses provided by Civil Service Learning that are intended to enhance their understanding of the...

      Civil Servants: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to introduce a Civil Service parliamentary scheme to enhance civil servants' awareness of the role of both Houses of Parliament.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to match revenue spending on flood defence and protection measures to capital spending, and whether they plan to move towards a total...

    • Veterinary Medicine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many veterinarians qualified in each of the last 10 years, broken down by gender.

      Agriculture: Technology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential benefit of agricultural technologies to farmers.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what testing for bovine tuberculosis has been conducted on badgers that were killed as part of the cull to eradicate bovine tuberculosis.

      Animal Products: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have instigated, or are aware of, measures that prevent the sending of sporting trophies, such as deer horns, to Switzerland or the US.

      Heathrow Airport: Air Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have taken since 2010 to reduce air pollution caused by traffic journeys to Heathrow airport and in its immediate vicinity, and what was...

      Butterflies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reported decline in the population of resident and regular migrant butterflies in the UK, and whether they are taking...

      Flood Control: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the total capital and current spending on (1) drainage, and (2) flood prevention, by (a) local authorities in England, and (b) the...

      Tigers: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussion they have had with the governments of China, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam about combatting the illegal tiger trade and tiger farming in those...

      Tigers: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding they are making available under the UK Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund to combat the illegal tiger trade and tiger farming.

      Elephants: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of India about the conservation of Asian elephants including banning the use of elephants in tourist...

      Cats: Animal Welfare

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had any discussions with International Cat Care and the World Small Animal Veterinary Association about international feline welfare issues.

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the delay in the introduction of Flood Re on those houses recently flooded in Cumbria and elsewhere.

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