Written answers

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Bridges: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria the Government is using to determine which people and residents of which areas will be eligible for discounts on tolls for the Mersey...

    • Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the level of local authority preparedness and funding for winter road maintenance.

      Manchester Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations his Department has made to the Office of Road and Rail on the allocation of rail paths to Manchester Airport in the last five years.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what account his Department has taken of the performance of Arriva Transport in its patient delivery contract in Greater Manchester in its work to...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans that smart ticketing will cover the entirety of the North or be separated between city regions.

      Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many complaints his Department has received about the DVLA from people resident in Northern Ireland since 1 July 2014.

      Airports: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the latest date is on which he could announce his decision on airport expansion in the south east consistent with meeting the timetable for...

      Driving Tests: Chester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many residents of (a) Flintshire and (b) Wrexham county have used driving test centre facilities in Chester in each year since 2010.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2015 to Question 6809, what progress his Department has made on allocating funding for investment into ultra low...

      Airports: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to enable smaller London airports to provide extra aviation capacity for the South East of England over the next 10 years.

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many of the organisations awarded funding from the Community Transport Minibus Fund in March 2015 have received (a) a vehicle and (b) that funding.

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what winter weather resilience measures have been put in place for the West Coast mainline.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what contingency plans his Department has for the funding of the new Northern and TransPennine franchises in the event that projected passenger number...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on proposals for an independent body to regulate the car insurance industry.

      Rail Delivery Group: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding the Rail Delivery Group received from the public purse in (a) 2011, (b) 2012, (c) 2013, (d) 2014 and (v) 2015.

      Stratford Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent representations he has received on international services stopping at Stratford International station; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of track Network Rail expects to electrify in Control Period 5.

      Gospel Oak-Barking Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Gospel Oak to Barking Line electrification programme includes electrification of that line's freight links.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on his Department's South East Flexible Ticketing programme.

      Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects Network Rail's review of the delivery programme of the Great Western Main Line electrification to be completed.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • European Regional Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what UK projects received funding under the European Regional Development Fund 2007-2013; what the location of each such...

    • Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how his Department plans to enable the sharing of best practice from current and completed devolution deals.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how his Department plans to monitor whether income from the proposed two per cent rise in council tax intended to contribute to...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of (a) the level of funding required to cover local authority spending on social care in the period...

      Schools: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Housing and Planning of 14 December 2015, Official Report, column 1278,...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken in response to the recommendations and key findings of the National Audit Office's report,...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the letter of 11 October 2015 from the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland to the Secretary of State...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to conduct a revaluation of council tax bands in 2016.

      Local Government: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to review the effectiveness of the general power of competence.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether (a) all and (b) vulnerable tenants who receive housing benefit are subject to additional protection from eviction by...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Palestinians: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the statement by Baroness Anelay of St John's of 28 October 2014, HCWA 149, what progress has been made...

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the statement of 1 December 2014, HC Deb, 46W, what assessment he has made of the performance of the pilot...

      Tunisia: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has had recent discussions with the Tunisian government on the safety of UK citizens who plan to travel...

      China: International Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on bilateral relations of recent decisions by China to construct new islands on coral...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the building of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land;...

      Kyrgyzstan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the government of Kyrgyzstan about human rights, and the Kyrgyz seat on the UN...

      Kyrgyzstan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Kyrgyzstan about the role and future of international non-governmental...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government has provided to the Syrian Democratic Forces.

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made about the exclusion of Syrian Kurdish groups from peace talks in Riyadh.

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on the creation of the Syrian Democratic Assembly in Northern Syria.

      Whales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the governments of (a) Japan, (b) Norway and (c) Iceland on whaling.

      Darwin Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has spent on the Darwin Initiative in each year since 2010.

      Burundi: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last discussed violence and insecurity in Burundi with (a) the Burundi Ambassador, (b) the Burundi government, (c) the...

      Gambia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation of (a) women, (b) journalists, (c) the LGBT community and (d)...

      Gambia: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has discussed the declaration of an 'Islamic State' by the government of the Gambia with that government; and what...

      Bahrain: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Bahrain on the release of Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace in the last 12 months.

      Nigeria: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Nigeria; and if he will make a statement.

      Bahrain: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Bahraini authorities about the release from prison of Mahdi Abu Dheeb, President of the...

      Gambia: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) ECOWAS and (b) the African Union on ensuring free and fair elections in the Gambia in 2016.

      Ukraine: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the situation in Eastern Ukraine; and if he will make a statement.

      Syria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, through what means his Department communicates with and receives communications from Christian communities in Syria; and how he...

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of how many (a) children, (b) women and (c) men have been killed by Daesh/ISIL; and what...

      Somalia: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will issue a response to EDM 858, Violence in Galkayo, Somalia.

      Abdullah Hasan al-Zaher

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the case of Abdullah al-Zaher.

      Malawi: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will issue a response to Early Day Motion 884, Arrests in Malawi of Cuthbert Kulemela and Kelving Gonani.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Airports

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the dates were of all meetings between July and November 2015 of the Cabinet Sub-committee on airports.

    • British Irish Council

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many times and in which locations the British Irish council has met since 2010.

      Cabinet Office: Information Officers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many press and public relations staff are employed by the (a) Prime Minister's office, (b) Cabinet Office, (c) Privy Council office, (d) Office of...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Labour Party: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of legislative proposals in the Trade Union Bill on the finances of the...

    • Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the benefits that the Growth Accelerator Programme has had for small and medium-sized enterprises...

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what information he holds on the public satisfaction rating of HM Land Registry.

      Business: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the number of businesses was that traded goods internationally through export or import in 2014.

      Business: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the number of UK businesses is that (a) import services from, (b) export services to or (c) engage in services trade with...

      Iron and Steel: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will set out the exemptions and compensation for the steel industry, and the dates from which each will apply, announced...

      Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent estimate he has made of the investment rate in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland.

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2015 to Question 19589, what the budget for the BIS Automotive sector team has been in...

  • Department for International Development

    • Middle East: Refugee Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2015 to Question 19180, how her Department calculates how to allocate refugee support funding to...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and which local authorities have returned childcare grant funding to the Exchequer in each of the last five financial years.

    • Carers: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children have received young carer assessments under the Children and Families Act 2014 since its implementation; and what proportion of...

      Syria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the need for special education facilities to educate young people coming to the UK as a result of the conflict in...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which children's services departments have (a) been judged as inadequate by Ofsted and (b) had outside commissioners take over responsibility for...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which sponsors have expressed an interest forming trusts to take over the responsibilities of local authority children's services departments judged...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which high performing children's services departments have provided assistance to other local authorities with such departments judged as inadequate...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many concurrent planning arrangements for children have been authorised in each of the last six years in each local authority.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Review of childcare costs: the analytical report, published by her Department on 25 November 2015, if she will publish the...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will change the funding for school children who receive their education outside of their own area, in order to enable the funding to follow the...

      Carers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) financial and (b) other support is available to help young adult carers who wish to continue on to higher education.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if the Government will consider making young adult carers eligible for the vulnerable groups component of the bursary which provides financial support...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of the forms on his Department's website is available in Welsh.

    • Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2015 to Question 18028, with what representatives of claimants his Ministers or officials met when developing...

      Domestic Violence: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions for domestic violence have been recorded in (a) Wrexham, (b) North Wales and (c) Wales in each of the last five years for which...

      Just Solutions International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2015 to Question 19452, if he will publish the business model referred to in that Answer; and which departments or...

      Prisoners' Release: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will consider the proximity of the Irish Republic to the UK when developing his policy on early release of prisoners domiciled outside the UK...

      Prisons: Locks and Keys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2015 to Questions 19129, prisons: locks and keys, which prisons had to be relocked; and what the cost was of each...

      Guantanamo Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what representations he has made to his American counterpart on Guantanamo Bay in the last five years.

      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 steps his Department took to ensure accuracy of the £2...

      Prisons: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents his Department has recorded of drones operating over prison estates in the last year for which figures are available; what steps his...

      Contact Orders: Grandparents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for Contact Orders submitted by people to see their grandchildren were granted in each of the last three years.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason Community rehabilitation companies workforce information report: Q2 2015 to 2016 statistics were cancelled for release.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the reoffending rates are for (a) young people who do not complete an accredited qualification in prison, (b) young people who do complete an...

      Gender Recognition Panels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding his Department has provided to the Gender Recognition Panel in each of the last five years.

      Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners took their own life in each month of (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013, (e) 2014 and (f) 2015 to date.

      Magistrates' Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many magistrates' courts have been closed in each local justice area in each year since 2010.

      Juries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents of jury (a) intimidation and (b) tampering were recorded in each of the last five years.

      Just Solutions International: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 17 December 2015 to Question 19495, what the (a) names, (b) job titles and (c) salary bands were of the staff who worked on...

      Ministry of Justice: Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many press and public relations staff are employed by (a) the National Archives, (b) the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, (c) HM Courts and...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Athletics: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on allegations of doping in athletics.

    • Broadband: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many homes in Northern Ireland do not have broadband coverage.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how public investment infrastructure in superfast broadband is calculated by his Department.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2015 to Question 12762, on broadband, whether the sum to be paid to local authorities and devolved...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2015 to Question 12762, on broadband, what assessment his Department has made of the potential...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2015 to Question 12762, on broadband, how the £129 million to be repaid to local authorities...

      Horse Racing: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the timetable for and potential effects of the introduction of a Horserace...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2015 to Question 18920, how the local body contracts with BT have been funded.

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2015 to Question 18159, if he will (a) collect information on the derivation of National Lottery...

      Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will hold discussions with regulators and consumer groups on ensuring that nuisance telephone calls (a) in general and (b) to...

      Horse Racing: Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much in horserace betting levy payments were received in (a) statutory and (b) voluntary payments from each betting operator in...

      BBC: Royal Charters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects to publish the results of his consultation on the BBC Charter Review.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he intends to answer the letter to him from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, dated 9 November 2015 with regard to Mr...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2015 to Question 18554, on housing benefit: social rented housing, what proportion of the estimated...

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what ways the proposed life chances measures in the amendments to the Child Poverty Act 2010 will measure child poverty in households with...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2015 to Question 18747, if he will publish the eligibility criteria for advance universal credit payments.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2015 to Question 18555, whether he is consulting on what exemptions should apply to the cap on housing...

      Severe Disability Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2015 to Question 19359, what support his Department plans to provide under universal credit that is...

      Offshore Industry: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Health and Safety Executive is taking to ensure there is timely reduction in the backlog of safety-critical maintenance in the...

      22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether training is given to work capability assessors in the symptoms and effects of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many welfare claimants were sanctioned between 21 and 27 December 2015; and how many such claimants were single parents.

      Guide Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy for people with support dogs of their rights physically to access businesses and services.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the amount his Department will save as a result of limiting the backdating of housing benefit to a maximum of one...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2015 to Question 18835, what alternative options will be available to single people claiming housing...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will exempt adults with disabilities whose partner is unable to share the same bedroom due to that disability from the under-occupancy...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of housing benefit claims in respect of which a request for backdating was approved resulted in the payment of...

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people did not have a National Insurance number on 31 March 2015.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect removing the family premium from new claims for housing benefit the ability of claimants affected to...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the effect of limiting the backdating of housing benefit to a maximum of one month on (a) the ability of...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his estimate is of the notional average weekly change in benefit which working families currently claiming housing benefit would face as...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions work programme providers referred participants for a sanction between (a) June 2011 and November 2015 and (b) August...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of his Department's employees were paid (a) at the national minimum wage and (b) above the national minimum wage...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of new claims for (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) employment and support allowance were made by (i) UK...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of (a) UK nationals and (b) EU nationals from outside the UK are (i) in work, (ii) in receipt of jobseeker's...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times participants in the work programme were sanctioned between (a) June 2011 and November 2015 and (b) August 2015 and November 2015.

      Work and Health Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much and what proportion of his Department's budget for employment support has been allocated to the Work and Health Programme for each of...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people, excluding people participating in the Work Programme, who were claiming employment and support...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2015 to Question 19711, what the number of such claimants was in (a) 2010-11, (B) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobseekers allowance claimants in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland who have been sanctioned found work within six months of that sanction...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to answer the letter to him from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, dated 17 November 2015 with regard to Mr N Cooper.

      Welfare Reform and Work Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 December 2015 to Question 20080, by what date his Department will review all reports which relate to the Welfare...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the report entitled, Estimating the Early Labour Market Impacts of Universal Credit, published by his Department in December...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 7 of the Government's response to the Fifth Report from the Work and Pensions Committee, on Benefit Sanctions: Beyond...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of uprating the Minimum Income Floor for the self-employed on universal credit inline with the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, under what circumstances a person within one of the universal credit north west pathfinder jobcentres, who meets the eligibility criteria for...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to answer Question 19086, tabled on 8 December 2015.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to reform the (a) work allowances and (b) taper rate within universal credit during the current Parliament.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 2.50 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, to which claimants the announcement of an extension of job...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in each of the 11 pilot areas of universal support delivered locally (a) participated in that programme and (b) consented to...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he (a) submitted and (b) received a response to (i) the strategic outline business case and (ii) the outline business case for universal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people within each of the four Universal Credit North West Pathfinder jobcentres who meet the eligibility criteria for claiming...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in which areas the digital service for universal credit is (a) in operation and (b) expected to be in operation by April 2016.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the six pilot areas for Universal Support Delivered Locally were selected for an additional six months extension from...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's report, Universal Credit Extended Gateway Evaluation, published on 6 December 2015, what assessment he has...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's report, Universal Credit Extended Gateway Evaluation, published on 6 December 2015, what assessment he has...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have been provided with advance payments of universal credit in each of the last 12 months.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2015 to Question 19454, how many mental health specialists were employed by his Department in each of the last...

    • Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much of the £2.1 billion Joint Security Fund allocation his Department will receive in each year up to 2020.

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what programmes he plans to fund from the Joint Security Fund; and how much each such programme will receive in each year up to 2020.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the intelligence and surveillance technology components that will be retrofitted to Boeing P-8 Poseidon aircraft procured by his...

      Royal School of Military Engineering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consideration he has given to the duties under the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 to conserve biodiversity with regards to the...

      Islamic State: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral contribution of the Foreign Secretary of 16 December 2015, on Daesh: Syria/Iraq, if he will take steps to assess whether...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have been killed as a result of UK airstrikes in Syria since 3 December 2015.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration Bill: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the residential tenancy provisions of the Immigration Bill would come into force in Scotland if enacted.

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied children seeking asylum have been referred by her Department to the Refugee Council Children's Section for advice in...

      101 Calls: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average response time was for a 101 call in each year since that service's launch; and what the average response time was for 101...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have been age assessed while in detention in each of the last 12 months; and how such assessments were carried out by...

      National Crime Agency: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many National Crime Agency officers have completed the digital awareness e-learning course, The internet and you.

      Asylum: Wigan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions her Department has had with Serco on the housing of asylum seekers in Wigan.

      Gangmasters Licensing Authority: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will assess the need for any changes to the budget of the Gangmasters' Licensing Authority as part of in consideration of...

      Action Fraud: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many call-handling staff are employed by the Action Fraud helpline; and how many of those employees were employed on (a) 1 May 2015 and...

      Police: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have successfully completed training courses on cyber-crime in the last (a) six and (b) 12 months.

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to ensure that the level of mental health support available to victims of internal trafficking within the UK is...

      Theft: Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to coordinate investigations into lead thefts from places of worship (a) nationally and (b) regionally.

      Demonstrations: Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2015 to Question 15775, on how many occasions since 2010 an authorisation under section 60AA of the...

      Police: Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have been absent from work due to stress-related illnesses in each of the last five years.

      Cybercrime: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse is of the Government's Cyberstreetwise programme for (a) 2014 and (b) 2015.

      National Crime Agency: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many National Crime Agency specials with particular expertise in cyber-crime there are; and how many such people have been recruited...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the responses to her letter of 24 November 2015 to all local council leaders on the Dispersal of...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were barred from working with (a) children and (b) vulnerable adults in each of the last five years; and how many of those...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Harrow West, sent on 25 November 2015, about the immigration applications...

      Home Office: Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many press and public relations staff are employed by (a) her Department, (b) the Disclosure and Barring Service, (c) the Gangmasters...

      Temporary Exclusion Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 December 2015 to Question 19916 on Temporary Exclusion Orders, when she expects that report to be published.

  • Scotland Office

    • Carbon Emissions: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2015 to Question 10602, on which dates he has held meetings with HM Treasury on the potential effects of a carbon...

  • HM Treasury

    • Manufacturing Industries: Corporation Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2015 to Question 19258, if he will estimate the reduction in pounds in the amount of tax collected from the...

    • Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings he has had on his Department's proposed review of business rates.

      Balance of Trade

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the reasons for increases in the trade deficit in UK goods and services in the three months to October 2015.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 1.122 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of reducing the...

      Insurance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2015 to Question 17980, if his Department will consider publishing details of meetings with insurance industry...

      Income Tax: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Northern Ireland currently in employment will not be paying Income Tax from April 2016.

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a full list of each enterprise zone and the original date of its announcement.

      Bridges: North West

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on making the discounts to the Mersey Gateway Bridge toll available to residents of the Wirral.

      National Infrastructure Commission: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress the Infrastructure Commission has made in its work as it relates to Northern Ireland.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Second Homes

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans that the three per cent additional stamp duty rate on the purchase of a second home will apply to people in the process of moving house who...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by what mechanism any savings made by insurance companies as a result of a change to the small claims limit for soft tissue road traffic accident injuries...

      Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received about the level of household debt.

      Economic Situation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effects on the economy of the level of (a) consumer borrowing and (b) personal loans.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential costs and benefits to business of changes to motor insurance proposed in the Spending Review and...

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received about the work of Royal Bank of Scotland's Global Restructuring Group.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the contract between HM Revenue and Customs and Concentrix on compliance checks for tax credits includes payments by results.

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Government Shareholding

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what advice UKFI provided to his Department on when and how to complete a sale of Royal Bank of Scotland shares.

      Climate Change: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he will take to ensure that the UK contribution to the $100 billion of climate finance referred to in the UNFCCC Paris Agreement conforms with...

      Treasury: Information Officers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many press and public relations staff are employed by (a) National Savings and Investments, (b) the Government Internal Audit Agency, (c) the UK Debt...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Electricity: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what her policy is on the development of Compressed Air Energy Storage as a means of cost effectively delivering large-scale...

    • Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate her Department has made of the total (a) number and (b) payments made from feed-in tariff schemes in each year since...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will bring forward proposals to regulate the energy market to allow residents to take their energy tariffs with them when they...

      Department of Energy and Climate Change: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the total projected expenditure on (a) the feed-in-tariff scheme, (b) contracts for difference, (c)...

      Department of Energy and Climate Change: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what wholesale price and carbon price forecast scenarios her Department uses when forecasting total projected expenditure of the Levy...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many households in (a) Birmingham, Northfield constituency, (b) the West Midlands and (c) the UK have prepayment meters; and what...

      Carbon Sequestration: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when she expects to be able to announce how carbon capture and storage research and deployment will be funded in future; and if she...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when she intends to answer the letter to her from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, dated 5 November 2015 with regard to...

      Department for Energy and Climate Change: Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many press or public relations officers are employed by (a) Ofgem, (b) the Oil and Gas Authority, (c) the Civil Nuclear Police...

      Electricity: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what electricity consumption in England was in (a) 2005, (b) 2010 and (c) 2015.

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether her Department has assessed the potential use of gas-driven heat pumps as part of its review of the Renewable Heat Incentive.

      Energy: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what plans the Government has to (a) provide financial support and (b) conclude and sign long-term contracts prior to construction in...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Grand Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will meet the Leader of the House to discuss when the Government will next convene the Northern Ireland Grand Committee.

    • Cross Border Cooperation: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress she has made on the establishment of the Joint Agency Task Force on cross-jurisdictional organised crime.

      Counter-terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent progress she has made on the establishment of the three person panel to build a strategy to disband paramilitary groups.

      Northern Ireland Office: Brussels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many visits Ministers have made to the Northern Ireland Office in Brussels since 2010.

      Northern Ireland Office: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many officials in her Department have been seconded from outside Northern Ireland in each year since 2010.

      Fisheries: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with the Department of Agriculture in Northern Ireland in advance of the EU Fisheries Council in December 2015.

      Stormont House Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress was made at the recent tri-lateral cross-border ministerial meeting on the Stormont House agreement; and what topics were...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received on enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act in the last 12 months.

    • Greyhounds: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many greyhounds were euthanised at the end of their racing career in each of the last five years.

      European Union Solidarity Fund: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will apply for EU Solidarity Funding for the damage caused by recent flooding.

      Cats: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward amendments to regulations under the Pet Animals Act 1951 to include a ban on the sale of kittens...

      Darwin Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department has spent on the Darwin Initiative in each year since 2010.

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many hectares of trees have been (a) felled and (b) replanted on Forestry Commission land in England in each year since 2000.

      Cats: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of the application in the UK of elements of best practice in...

      Cats: Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to introduce compulsory microchipping of owned cats.

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what organisations provide Flood Defence Partnership Funding; and how much each such organisation has invested.

      Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has made to (a) Public Health England and (b) the Department of Health on the inclusion of (i)...

      Livestock: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on proposals for an EU ban on the prophylactic treatment of groups of animals where no disease has been...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the process and timetable is for the European Food Safety Agency's review of its restrictions on the use of...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of levels of implementation of the greening requirements of the Basic Payment Scheme...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's priorities are for the next round of negotiations on CAP.

  • Department of Health

    • Health Services: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of the communication between Ministers and officials in his Department about NHS England's decision to change the...

    • Department of Health: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who he was accompanied by at a cost to the public purse on each of his official overseas trips since his appointment.

      General Practitioners: Business Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department or NHS England holds on the number and proportion of GP premises that have been refurbished or replaced since May 2010.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) outpatient appointments and (b) elective operations took place in England in each week of 2014-15.

      Carers: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Local Transformation Plan local areas' plans in improving support for young carers and young adult carers.

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will reopen his Department's consultation on the proposed NHS mandate.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the consultation on payment of compensation out of the his Department's contingency fund for those who have suffered from the contaminated bloods...

      NHS: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which years are included in his Department's consultation on the annual registration fee that local health trusts pay to the Care Quality Commission.

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of putting health warnings on cigarette packaging in different languages as well as English.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2015 to Question 19004, what steps he has taken to communicate with people affected by contaminated blood products...

      Midwives: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from NHS trusts in England and Wales on the adequacy of midwife recruitment in the last 12 months; and if he will...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many clinical commissioning groups have put in place plans for delayed discharges in co-operation with their local independent sector partners.

      Health Services: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has issued to clinical commissioning groups on cataloguing vacant beds within (a) the community, (b) respite care, (c) care homes and...

      Department of Health: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's response of 16 December 2015, reference DE000001003266, to the Freedom of Information request made by the hon. Member...

      Department of Health: Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on bus services in each of the last five years.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2015 to Question 19355, when specialist female genital mutilation mental health e-learning is planned to become...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2015 to Question 19044, which (a) voluntary sector organisations and (b) local areas Public Health England is...

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2015 to Question 19043, what steps he is taking to address the increase in the number of people sectioned under the...

      Congenital Abnormalities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines his Department issues on notifying parents of (a) Downs syndrome and (b) other chromosomal disorders.

      Social Workers: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2015 to Question 16660, what checks are made on locum social workers.

      Care Homes: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on the introduction of CCTV in private care homes.

      Medical Treatments: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the proportion of the budgets European healthcare systems spent on (a) cancer and (b) other drug treatments in...

      Medical Treatments: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the NHS budget was spent on (a) cancer drug treatments and (b) other treatments in each of the last five years.

      Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost is to the public purse of Deloittes' consultancy services on helping to develop commissioning policies for drugs to treat ultra-rare diseases.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Hepatitis C Improvement Framework will be published and whether that framework will contain guidance to commissioners on increasing patient...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the circumstances in which there should be an investigation into mental health outpatients who have an avoidable death.

      Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of (a) GPs and (b) clinical commissioning groups have plans in place to identify unavoidable deaths.

      Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Care Quality Commission on collection and publication of data on mortality rates of over 75s in mental health trusts.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that people with serious mental health issues are receiving appropriate physical health care.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to consult the Justice Select Committee on introducing a new streamlined claims process for low cost medical negligence claims.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the proposed council tax levy for social care will support integration of health and social care.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve one-year cancer survival rates over the next five years.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to achieve seven-day services in hospitals by 2020.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to ensure that implementation of European Professional Cards for doctors does not inhibit his Department's ability to perform...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission a review of portion sizes to inform the food industry and consumers about what constitutes a healthy portion.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the number of patients who went to A&E after being unable to make an appointment with their GP in the most recent period for...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the frequency of use of police detention facilities for mental health patients who pose a risk to...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve outcomes for people with rarer cancers.

  • Leader of the House of Lords

    • House of Lords: Prayer

      To ask the Leader of the House when revising the process for prayers was last considered, and what consideration has been given to including an opportunity for additional prayers following a...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Navy: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many complaints have been raised, and disciplinary proceedings brought, annually over the last 20 years involving the interaction between men and women...

    • Aircraft Carriers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 18 December (HL4511), whether the Queen Elizabeth class will always deploy with its fully integrated defence...

      Aircraft Carriers: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 18 December (HL4510), whether the Sea Lightnings carried aboard the Queen Elizabeth class will be a fully...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Social Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what additional income for spending on adult care will be available to each authority with adult social care functions if each of those authorities increases...

    • Affordable Housing: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Spending Review announcements on funding for affordable housing and the forecast £1 billion remaining in the 2015–18 Affordable Homes...

      Homelessness: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the announcement in the Autumn Statement, what level of funding will be made available to local authorities in 2017–18 to replace the...

      Circle Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 December (HL4002), whether the Social Housing Regulator identified the absence of any...

  • HM Treasury

    • Regional Planning and Development: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which of their funding programmes are included within the Northern Powerhouse concept; and what is the estimate of the amount that will be spent by each...

    • Bank Services: Proof of Identity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, a Parliamentary pass should be accepted as photo-identity evidence for the purposes of opening a bank...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which minister is the lead minister in ensuring that departments comply with section 3(6) of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010.

  • Department of Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Consumption

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 17 September (HL2043), when they expect to publish updated guidelines relating to lower-risk drinking.

    • Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 19 November (HL3562), in the absence of centrally collected data on the occupancy levels of...

      Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 23 November (HL3565), what advice they will give to local authorities affected by significant...

      Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment the Department of Health or NHS England has made of the risk of the wide-scale withdrawal of adult social care providers from publicly-funded...

      Learning Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of Mazars' report investigating unexpected deaths at Southern Healthcare, they intend to establish a national review into premature...

      Biomedicines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which organisation has responsibility for ensuring implementation and compliance with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency guidance, which...

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