Written answers

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the criteria are for authorising an average speed monitored stretch of non-motorway highway; what measures are in place to prevent an...

  • Department for International Development

    • Darwin Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has spent on the Darwin Initiative in each year since 2010.

    • Developing Countries: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what effect Sustainable Development Goal 3 has had on her Department's aid strategy for UK; and what account she plans to take of that...

      Poliomyelitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress her Department has made on achieving the goals of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

      Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department plans to take at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria's pre-replenishment meeting in Tokyo to...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the letter sent in response to Question 6758, answered on 16 July 2015, what offences were committed by the 291 prisoners in the...

    • Prisoners: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents there were of (a) self-harm, (b) attempted self-inflicted death and (c) self-inflicted death by prisoners on remand in each year...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what representations he has received on his Department's projections for prison (a) population and (b) capacity over the next 12 months.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2015 to Question 18148, if he will provide a breakdown of public appointments by his Department...

    • Sportsgrounds: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2015 to Question 12142, if his Department will publish any expert advice it has received to...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of how many women affected by state pension age equalisation live in Northern Ireland.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of (a) the efficacy of the third badger pilot cull in Somerset and (b) the humaneness of the...

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to extend badger culls into new areas.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish an analysis of the outcomes and costs of the third badger cull.

      Livestock: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) guidelines, (b) regulations and (c) EU directives are in place which restrict the use of antibiotics for livestock.

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the inspection regime is for ensuring that hens are housed in conditions compliant with relevant EU directives.

  • Home Office

    • Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential effect on police workloads of planned reductions in Ministry of Justice spending in (a)...

    • Passports: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what change there has been in the number of passport applications waiting for more than two months to be processed between 1 July 2013 and 2015.

      Police: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to ensure that the police are adequately trained to tackle online criminal activity involving young people.

  • HM Treasury

    • Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to Answer of 9 December 2015 to Question 18558, how many families in receipt of tax credits in 2013-14 who benefited from the income rise disregard...

  • Department of Health

    • Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the NHS of NHS mental health patients being treated in non-NHS institutions has been in each of the last three years.

    • Care Homes: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the nutritional adequacy of food provided by private care homes.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has conducted on the number of private care homes with inadequate numbers of staff.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Clinical Director Specialised Commissioning for NHS England and the external assessments centres at Newcastle and...

      Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will limit the costs that hospitals can charge for providing medical records to third parties or relatives of deceased persons.

      Care Homes: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department will take to enable union representation in private care homes.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate NHS England has made of how many patients will commence treatment for hepatitis C in 2016.

      Medical Treatments: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will make an assessment of the effect on patient access to medical technologies of NHS England's development of specialised...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answers of 16 December 2015 to Question 19441 and 20 November 2015 to Question 16648, what the reason is for the apparent difference in...

      Medical Treatments: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will maintain patient access to technologies considered through commissioning through evaluation programmes during that evaluation.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to answer the letter to his Department from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, dated 16 November 2015 with regard to Mr M Bolton.

  • Home Office

    • Deportation: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements for care in their home countries are made for those deported on reaching the age of 18.

    • Asylum: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the EU directives on asylum into which they have opted, and what are those from which they have opted out.

      Passports: Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 8 December (HL4116), how many personal interviews with adults applying for a passport for the first time were...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • India: Dalits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the decision by the state government of Andhra Pradesh to enable the enforcement of the Andhra Pradesh Devadasis...

    • India: Dalits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they plan to make to the state government of Telangana about following the example of the state government of Andhra Pradesh in...

      Adbullah Hasan al-Zaher

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia in relation to the death sentence imposed on Abdullah ah-Zaher; and whether they will...

      Somalia: International Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the percentage of the funds pledged by all nations through the 2013 Somali Compact that has been spent.

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 14 December (HL4086), whether their next Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report in April...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to help the combatants in Yemen to agree a ceasefire and to remove the external blockade, in particular of supplies.

      Iraq: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 16 December (HL4270 and HL4271), whether they have asked, or will ask, the government of...

      Burundi: Violence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recent violence in Burundi.

      Ethiopia: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Ethiopia in the wake of reported deaths following demonstrations in and around Addis Ababa.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Film: Classification Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they do not require British Board of Film Classification categories for films shown on television, unlike films in cinemas or on video and DVD.

    • Football: Sportsgrounds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that all Premier League clubs comply with the Sports Grounds Safety Authority's Accessible Stadia guide by August 2017, and what steps...

      Football: Sportsgrounds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which clubs in the Premier League and Football League currently comply with the Sports Grounds Safety Authority's Accessible Stadia guide.

      Sportsgrounds: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what role the Sports Grounds Safety Authority will play in delivering accessible sports grounds.

      Football: Sportsgrounds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether additional funding will be provided to Level Playing Field to provide guidance and support to Premier League clubs in reaching their targets to...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to integrate the use in military operations of unmanned vehicles in the air, at sea, and on land.

    • Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will implement the recommendations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Joint Committee on Human Rights to raise the minimum...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the expected yield of an increase of two per cent in the council tax levied by each local authority with adult social care responsibilities, and in...

    • Social Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have conducted a full assessment of the impact of the proposed one per cent cut in rent for social housing tenants on the eight Community Land...

  • HM Treasury

    • National Insurance Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many persons were paying National Insurance contributions in the most recent period for which data are available, and how many of those were citizens of...

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of (1) the number of citizens of other EU countries, other than the Republic of Ireland, who are working in the UK; (2) how many of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total annual cost of the ministerial special advisers, including members of the Council of Economic Advisers, who were in post on 1 September.

  • Department of Health

    • Chiropody: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Health Education England to ensure that the number of chiropody and podiatry student commissions for 2016–17 is...

    • Dermatology: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of patients who are unable to access dermatology specials when they need them.

      Dermatology: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to reviewing the process for the price setting of dermatology specials, and according to what timeframe.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the risk of a conflict of interest when members of the Association of Pharmaceutical Specials Manufacturers both provide the...

      Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving to recent research by Professor Jeffrey Bluestone and others at the University of California on the immune system of those...

      Care Homes: Learning Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment the Department of Health, NHS England, or the Care Quality Commission, have made of the availability of residential care for people with...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the latest assessment available to the Department of Health or NHS England of the annual loss of bed days to the NHS owing to the inability to...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 17 December (HL4320), whether the "private arrangements" for residents of Northern Ireland to...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of clinical negligence in hospitals in each of the last 10 years.

      Biomedicines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what work has been undertaken by NHS England to ensure that prescribers and commissioners have the right information to introduce biosimilar medicines in a...

      Drugs: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which organisation has responsibility for ensuring compliance with EU legislation on pharmacovigilance.

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