Written answers

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Eurostar: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to improve telecoms connectivity onboard Eurostar trains travelling in tunnels in England.

    • Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many complaints have been made to the DVLA about the issuing of private parking tickets in the last year; how many such complaints have been...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Written Statement on 9 December 2015, HCWS369, whether the new franchisees referred to will be required to replace all Pacer...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department takes into account cancellation of services when considering the Office of Road and Rail estimated usage of stations.

      Railways: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential efficacy of the Transmarche Metro proposal connecting Kent with the...

      Driving Tests: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many complaints about practical driving tests heard by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (a) were made by (i) men and (ii) women and (b)...

      Taxis: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to introduce a cap on the number of private hire vehicles operating in London.

      Driving Tests: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many appeals on practical driving tests were (a) heard by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and (b) found (i) in favour of and (ii) against...

      Transport: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve major transport links between England and Wales.

      Roads: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the powers local councils hold to prevent littering on roads.

      Aviation: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with UK airlines on passing reductions in fuel costs on to passengers.

      Railways: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will press rail companies to use increases in revenue to invest and upgrade rail infrastructure.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that the public are made fully aware beforehand of planned road works to be carried out by contractors on trunk...

      Aviation: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the Government has not given financial and other support to British Airways' Green Sky project; and what assessment his Department...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information he holds on how many Volkswagen vehicles have been re-tested for emissions since September 2015.

  • Home Office

    • Police: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police forces have imported policing-related equipment from Israel since 2010; and what equipment was so imported by each such force...

    • Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any instructions have been issued to passport offices not to prioritise cases raised by a hon. Member to prevent queue-jumping.

      Community Engagement Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 December 2015 to Question 18865, who has attended each meeting of the Community Engagement Forum to date; and...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passports were processed by each Passport Office in the UK between 2010 and 2015.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for how many asylum applications initially rejected by UK Visas and Immigration did applicants subsequently make further submissions which...

      Members: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Prime Minister's Written Statement of 4 November 2015 on the Wilson Doctrine, whether measures are in place to prevent...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refused asylum seekers were granted, continued on, or reinstated back onto, support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum...

      Nurses: Philippines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to continue with the visa scheme which allows Filipino nurses to come to the UK to work on its current basis; and if she...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Calais

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects the new secure zone for British-bound lorries at Calais to be operational; and what steps are being taken to protect...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are held in each immigration holding or removal centre in the UK.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been re-admitted to an immigration holding or removal centre having been previously removed from the UK in the last...

      Refugees: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has made to her French counterparts on the proposed construction of a new camp for migrants close to Dieppe.

      Refugees: Calais

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funds the Government has provided for (a) humanitarian efforts and (b) security at the refugee camp in Calais in the last 12 months.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the greatest number of times is that a person has been admitted to an immigration holding or removal centre having been previously...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the proposal in December 2015 from Save the Children to relocate 3,000...

      National Crime Agency: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to make an assessment of the performance of the National Crime Agency in its first year of full operation in Northern Ireland.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Israeli government on the detention of children; and what steps he has taken...

    • Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to strengthen international consensus on opposing Daesh and to build alliances to work to...

      Firearms and Terrorism: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Foreign Secretary has had with the European Commission on its proposal to revise (a) the Framework...

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on Daesh's funding channels and steps to tackle those channels.

      Islamic State: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken in identifying countries and individuals buying oil from Daesh.

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to engage with young Muslim communities in order to tackle Daesh online propaganda.

      UN Human Rights Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2015 to Question 17455, what clauses, in which documents provide the evidential basis...

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what additional support the Government is giving to Syriac Christian and Yazidi female battalions in the fight against ISIL.

      Spratly Islands: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Chinese government on the sovereignty of the Spratly Islands archipelago;...

      Spratly Islands: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which areas of the Spratly Islands archipelago the Government recognises as part of the territory of (a) the Philippines, (b)...

      Syria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representation in the Vienna peace talks on the future of Syria it is planned Assyrian-Syriac Christians will have.

      Nadiya Savchenko

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will discuss with his Russian counterpart the release of the Ukrainian MP Nadiya Savchenko.

      Travel: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department takes to promote take-up of travel insurance by UK citizens travelling abroad.

      India: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the progress made in recent talks between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan.

      Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when and where he plans to publish the Government's new Africa Strategy.

      Honours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2015 to Question 19413, if he will change the policy on awards offered by other countries...

      Bahrain: Human Rights

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

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Bahraini counterpart on the number of political prisoners held in that country;...

      Hasan Mushaima

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Bahraini counterpart on the continued detention and wellbeing of Hasan Mushaima.

      Saudi Arabia: Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the international legal implications of reports of Saudi Arabia bombing the Iranian Embassy in...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4 January 2016 to Question 15523, when he last discussed alleged violations of international...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4 January 2016 to Question 15523, when he last reviewed alleged violations of international...

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions were held during the recent visit to the UK by the Indian Prime Minister on Kashmir.

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had in the Council of the EU as part of negotiations on the UK's membership of the EU on free movement...

      Laos: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the government of Laos on the treatment of the Christian minority in that country.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4 January 2016 to Question 15523, what assessment he has made of whether incidents of alleged...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4 January 2016 to Question 15523, what assessment he has made of the credibility of assurances by...

      Saudi Arabia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia.

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Libya.

      Argentina: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for the UK's relations with Argentina of the presidential election in that...

      China: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the recent arrests of lawyers and opposition activists in China.

      Morocco: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he next plans to visit the Kingdom of Morocco.

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the security and political situation in Libya.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans the Government has to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Battle of the Somme in Northern Ireland; and if she will make a...

    • World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether she has had discussions with Ministers in the Irish government on marking the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme this...

      Easter Rising: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Northern Ireland Office has been invited by the Irish government to take any part in events planned to mark the centenary of the...

      Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people of each gender work in her Department.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many complaints the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate has heard since the establishment of the inspectorate.

    • Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many inspections were carried out by the Employment Agency Standards (EAS) inspectorate into possible breaches of employment...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2015 to Question 11065, how many of the 2 million apprenticeships created in the last...

      Apprentices: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the value was of Government subsidies and financial incentives to retail companies to encourage the creation of...

      Foreign Investment in UK: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate how many foreign direct investment projects were developed in Scotland originating from other EU countries...

      Effect of UK Equity Markets on the Competitiveness of UK Business Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps the Government has taken to follow up the recommendations in the Kay Review of UK equity markets and long-term...

      West Ham United Football Club: Sportsgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department has had discussions with the London Legacy Development Corporation about EU state aid rules and West Ham...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress he has made on making the Post Office a front office for Government; and if he will make a statement.

      Apprentices: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if his Department will collect data on the prior qualification level of new apprentices.

      European Fighter Aircraft: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which export licences since 2008 relate to BAE Systems' Eurofighter Typhoon sales to Saudi Arabia; how much each such licence...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he plans to commence the provisions on the imposition of financial penalties on respondent employers who fail to pay an...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2015 to Question 19529, if he will publish the internal modelling his Department undertook...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what modelling his Department has conducted on future growth of apprenticeship numbers in individual sectors of the UK economy.

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will suspend all licences permitting UK-produced arms to be sold to Saudi Arabia.

      Business: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure greater collaboration between businesses and education to promote skills for potential future...

      UK Commission for Employment and Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his plans are for the future of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the risk of employers waiting until the new digital voucher funding mechanism is in place before...

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2015 to Question 19712, how much funding her Department provided to (a) Jordan, (b) Iraq and (c)...

    • Department for International Development: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to prepare for the outcome of the EU referendum.

      Middle East: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much is allocated in her Department's operational plan budget for projects in (a) Jordan and (b) Iraq for 2015-16.

      Department for International Development: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many people of each gender work in her Department.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Pedestrian Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to provide additional funding for local authorities to provide school crossing patrols.

    • Schools: Design and Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department has taken to promote design and technology in state-funded schools.

      Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on religious education as a compulsory part of the school curriculum.

      Food Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will estimate how many pupils are being taught how to cook in the 2015-16 academic year.

      Foster Care: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on local authorities offering council tax discounts to in-house foster carers but not to independent or agency foster carers...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many childcare providers waited longer than 25 weeks to receive registration from Ofsted in each of the last five years.

      Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people of each gender work in her Department.

      Leadership, Equality and Diversity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what grants have been made by the Leadership Equality and Diversity Fund; and for what purpose each such grant has been made.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding has been given to Local Safeguarding Children Boards in each year since 2010; and whether her Department plans to institute a...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministerial Board on Deaths in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November 2015 to Question 14466, if he will publish the minutes of the 21 October 2015 meeting of the Ministerial Board on...

    • Prisons: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the status is of each prison building and site for prisons closed since May 2010.

      Prisoners: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to monitor the number of trans prisoners; and what definition his Department uses of a trans person.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government has taken to transpose the EU Directive on Victims' Rights into UK law.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to paragraph 1.143 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what assessment he has made of the extent of a fraud and claims...

      Ministry of Justice: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has paid to (a) Rentokil and (b) other pest control companies in the last 12 months.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Bases: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a hon. Member is regarded under paragraph 3.1.2 of JSP441 Defence Records Management Policy and Procedures as a person entitled (a) to access...

    • Armed Forces: Furs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many bearskins and other associated headgear containing real fur his Department purchased in each of the last 10 years.

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2015 to Question 18551, (a) whether all records retained under JSP441 Defence Records Management Policy and...

      Veterans: Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to give veterans affected by mesothelioma the choice between receiving a traditional War Pension or a...

      Ministry of Defence: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 2.10 of JSP441 Defence Records Management Policy and Procedures, whether his Department's practice on data retention which...

      Ministry of Defence: European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff in his Department are working on matters related to (a) European policy, (b) the future of Europe, (c) reform of the EU, (d) the...

      Ministry of Defence: Golf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many golf courses his Department owns; and what plans his Department has to sell such property.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the future of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

      Armed Forces: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in states which allow women to engage in close combat operations on effective implementation of that...

      Defence School of Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many HGV drivers were trained at the Defence School of Transport, Leconfield, in the last 12 months; and what the maximum student capacity of that...

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people of each gender work in his Department.

      Navy: Mediterranean Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of Royal Navy search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea in each of the last five years;...

      Syria: Food Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will direct the armed forces to drop emergency food aid to the under siege town of Madaya in Syria.

      Reserve Forces: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the outcome was of the recruitment campaign organised by the Reserve Forces and Cadet Association of Northern Ireland in Summer 2015.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many oil refinery workers have been killed as a result of UK airstrikes in Syria; and whether such workers are classed as civilian.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of moving pensioners who receive less than £156.65 per week onto the new state pension...

    • Employment and Support Allowance: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will make it its policy to collect data on the cause of death of individuals who have flowed off incapacity benefit or...

      Department for Work and Pensions: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to prepare for the outcome of the EU referendum.

      Social Security Benefits: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2015 to Question 19711, if he will provide equivalent data for the financial years 2010-11, 2011-12 and...

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Dupuytren's Contracture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when work first began in his Department on consideration of the proposal to include Dupuytren's contracture in the list of industrial injuries...

      Universal Credit: Repayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2015 to Question 20339, what the repayment requirements are for universal credit advance payments; and...

      State Retirement Pensions: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many men born in November 1954 resident in Preston parliamentary constituency have been notified of changes in the age at which they will...

      Housing Benefit: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what organisations he has met to discuss the introduction of capping of housing benefit for tenants in supported housing at the local rate of...

      AWE: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the investigation conducted by the Office for Nuclear Regulation into the operability and availability of fire detection systems at...

      AWE: Explosives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Health and Safety Executive was notified of any cases of non-compliance with explosives labelling regulations at the Atomic...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his contribution of 20 June 2011, Official Report, column 52, on the Pensions Bill [Lords], that the Government would...

      Universal Credit: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2015 to Question 16608, how many potential overlapping payments between the Universal Credit Live...

      Universal Credit: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to notify universal credit claimants of the changes to their entitlement taking effect from April 2016.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • National Wildlife Crime Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2015 to Question 18534, what assessment she has made of the effect on the forward...

    • Natural Capital Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) membership and (b) terms of reference will be of the extended Natural Capital Committee.

      Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of changes to fishing quotas announced at the December 2015 Fisheries and...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the development of the...

      Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps is she taking to achieve an end to overfishing by 2020.

      Agriculture: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on British agriculture of the Nairobi Package agreed by the World...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to establish a commission to examine the issue of hunting foxes with dogs before bringing...

      Caves: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of legal provision relating to rights to grant or withhold...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what meetings and communication Ministers and senior civil servants have had with Ruimte voor de Rivier regarding long-term...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new homes have been built in National Flood Zone 3 in each of the last five years.

    • Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans a second round of Growth Deals for Local Enterprise Partnerships.

      Housing: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on housebuilding on floodplains.

      Housing: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Environment Agency on the guidance given to local authorities regarding housebuilding on...

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether a local authority's revenue surplus from off-street car parking may be used for general purposes or is restricted in...

      Housing: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities follow the guidance given by the Environment Agency on the building of...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what incentives his Department provides to encourage local authorities to build retirement and adapted housing.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of the total area of the direct commissioning site at Northstowe has planning permission for housing development.

      Floods: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many £500 grants were provided to help households affected by flooding in each district and unitary authority in...

      Social Rented Housing: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of homes in the social rented sector have been classified as overcrowded in each of the last five...

  • HM Treasury

    • Non-departmental Public Bodies: Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the level of debt was in each arms-length government body in each of the last six years.

    • Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average time taken is by (a) Concentrix and (b) HM Revenue and Customs to process each tax credit claim adjustment; and what guidance there is in...

      Mortgages: Occupied Territories

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what advice the Financial Conduct Authority provides to UK banks and building societies offering mortgages on properties in the Occupied Palestinian....

      Credit Unions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many credit unions were subject to intervention by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme in 2014 and 2015.

      Economic Growth

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2015 to Question 19047, what discussions he has had with the Office for Budget Responsibility on including the...

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he is taking steps to enable his Department's child tax credit department to answer the enquiries of hon. Members electronically.

      Electronic Commerce: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2015 to Question 17211, how much revenue has been recovered by actively targeting operational and intelligence...

      Child Tax Credit: Correspondence

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much correspondence the child tax credits enquiry department receives by fax each day.

      Treasury

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide a list of all the departments within HM Treasury.

      Immigration: Economic Situation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2015 to Question 19017, what information his Department holds on the reasons why the Office for Budget Responsibility...

      Concentrix

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department spent on the outsourcing of its compliance review to Concentrix; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Department of Energy and Climate Change: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to prepare for the outcome of the EU referendum.

    • Mobile Homes: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when she plans to publish a response to the consultation carried out by her Department between July and September 2014 into energy...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what support her Department provides for the development of small modular nuclear reactions.

      Department of Energy and Climate Change: Stoke on Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many jobs in (a) her Department and (b) each of its non-departmental public bodies, executive agencies, non-ministerial...

      Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions she has had with the oil and gas industry on the relationship between maintaining safety standards and reducing the...

      Methane

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what initial assessment she has made of the implications of the incident at Porter Ranch, California, for safety and engineering...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Papers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a timetable for disclosure of Cabinet papers for the 1986-1988 period.

    • Cabinet Papers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what communications his Department has had with the National Archives on the release of Cabinet papers for the 1986-1988 period.

      Royal Family

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, who in the Government takes decisions on what information is shared with which members of the Royal Family.

      Charities: Audit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of financial controls and reporting systems for charities in response to the liquidation...

      Employment: Newham

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) jobs and (b) residents in full-time employment there were in the London Borough of Newham in each year from 2010 to 2015.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding streams are available from government bodies to support the upkeep of grassroots sports facilities; and what proportion of...

    • Football: Sportsgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations his Department has received from professional football teams in England and Wales on the potential introduction of...

  • Department of Health

    • Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines are provided to broadcasters on the advertising of e-cigarettes on television; and if he will make a statement.

    • Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the UK Genetics Testing Network plans to update its data on UK molecular genetic test activity rates.

      Myeloma: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that patients with multiple myeloma receive treatment at the highest standard of care comparable to other similar nations.

      Cancer: Mortality Rates

      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.

      Prosthetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will make representations to NHS England on its decision to delay the implementation of the positive national commissioning policy on...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of delaying the introduction of a fixed recoverable costs regime for medical negligence cases until...

      Physiotherapy: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS respiratory physiotherapists work with people with muscle wasting conditions in (a) Nottingham, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) the East Midlands.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is his policy that costs in fatal cases involving a claim for less than £25,000, including the costs of representation at inquest, will...

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the reasons for women choosing to take a test for the BRCA1/2 gene mutation.

      Psychiatric Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many psychiatric nurses were in post in each financial year since 2010-11.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what training and professional development is given to (a) doctors, (b) nurses and (c) mental health professionals on (i) conflict resolution, (b)...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2015 to Question 19356, if he will make it his policy to collect information on the proportion of people identified...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2016 to Question 20190, if he will make it his policy to collect centrally the number of (a) young carers accessing...

      NHS Trusts: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the end of financial year budget surpluses or deficits was for each health trust in London in each year since 2010.

      Everolimus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to made the drug Everolimus available on the NHS for treating the subependymal giant cell astrocytoma form of tuberous sclerosis...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of patients were seen within four hours of arriving at each A&E department in London in December (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d)...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many delays of over 12 hours there were in each A&E department in London in each year since 2010.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Rural Areas

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to promote opportunities for women in rural areas to participate in public life.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what practical actions they are taking to promote and encourage inward investment into the Lower Lea Valley.

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