Written answers

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving Tests: Flintshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what alternative arrangements have been made for residents of Flintshire to take driving tests during the temporary closure of the Chester driving...

    • M25

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the average journey time northbound between junction 3 and junction 30 on the M25, between the hours of (a) 6am to 9am,...

      Maritime Growth Ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which departments have members on the cross-departmental Maritime Business Services working group; and how often he expects that group to meet.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is considering to reduce (a) CO2 and (b) NOx emissions for HGVs (i) domestically and (ii) at EU Level.

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the use of longer-length or mega lorries in (a) the UK and (b) urban areas.

      High Speed Two: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff at HS2 Ltd and his Department have gone through or are going through disciplinary or employment tribunal process since HS2 Ltd was formed.

      High Speed Two: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many members of staff have left HS2 Ltd or his Department and been re-engaged on a self-employed or consultancy basis by either organisation in...

      High Speed Two: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff have transferred from another government department to HS2 Ltd in each year since HS2 Ltd was formed; and from what Departments those...

      High Speed Two: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many personnel employed by or on secondment to HS2 Ltd of each grade have left the organisation in each year since it was formed.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the expected investment spending on housing by central government will be between 2016-17 and 2020-21.

    • Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the announcement of 4 January 2016, on which 500 new sites the Government plans to directly build affordable...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the announcement of 4 January 2016, The Government will directly build affordable homes, whether the town...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the announcement of 4 January 2016, The Government will directly build affordable homes, what the components...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the announcement of 4 January 2016, The Government will directly build affordable homes, for what reasons the...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which builders have been contracted to build new homes at the direct commissioning site at (a) Daedelus Waterfront, (b) Lower...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the announcement of 4 January, The Government will directly build affordable homes, whether the £1.2...

      Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many disputes have been filed through an accredited tenancy deposit scheme and withdrawn before a final decision was made...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the announcement of 4 January 2016, The Government will directly build affordable homes, what steps he is...

      Communities and Local Government: European Union

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

      Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to promote local authority sub-contracting to small local businesses.

      Floods: Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will take steps to introduce a single point of emergency contact during incidents of flooding to improve the...

      Floods: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will reconsider the decision that West Lancashire Borough Council be allowed the special levy contribution...

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to encourage zero-carbon housing; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing: Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how householders can access funding for flood prevention measures for their properties directly and without the requirement to...

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the maximum permitted spending by each campaign will be during the final weeks...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many new EU regulations have become law in the UK since May 2015.

    • Gustavo Adolfo Rengifo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Colombian counterpart on the status of the request for protection measures for Gustavo...

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Colombian counterpart to support the efforts of the Interchurch Peace and Justice...

      Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has contacted the Saudi Arabian government on the human rights element in the case of Waleed Abu al-Khair.

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he has made in reducing red tape for British business during his Department's renegotiation of the UK...

      Islamic State: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he and officials in his Department have had with the government of Israel on the prevention of oil smuggling...

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Saudi Arabian counterpart on prisoners sentenced to death in that country; and...

      Saudi Arabia: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Saudi Arabian government on the UK-Saudi trade relationship.

      Libya: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects Libyan Investment Authority funds to be released for Libyan social and physical infrastructure projects from...

      India: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure a conclusion to the case of six former British soldiers held in India on weapons...

      Colombia: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the use of illegal sub-contracting employment arrangements in Colombia.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: European Union

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

      Iran: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Iranian government on respecting UN resolutions on Holocaust denial.

      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 treatment in prison of Hasan Mushaima.

      Bahrain: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of discrimination by the Bahraini government against Bahraini Shia.

      Bahrain: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Bahrain on implementation of the recommendations of the Bahrain...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the number of political prisoners in Bahrain; and what discussions he has held with...

      UK Membership of EU

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

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he held with his Swiss counterpart on that country's relationship with the EU as part of his Department's...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Stoke on Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many jobs in (a) his Department and (b) each of its non-departmental public bodies, executive agencies, non-ministerial...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implementation to date of the Joint Comprehensive Plan for Action on the Iranian nuclear...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance his Department provides for members of the Yemeni community in the UK to contact or find out information on...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people of each gender work in his Department.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Females: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on (a) tackling isolation of women living in rural areas and (b) providing...

    • Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Home Affairs on the resettlement in Belfast of those Syrian refugees who arrived...

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent progress has been made on the remaining legacy issues in Northern Ireland.

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when she plans to commence talks on the remaining legacy issues in Northern Ireland.

  • Attorney General

    • Human Trafficking: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to improve the number of successful prosecutions for human trafficking offences.

    • Juries

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2016 to Question 20564, how many people were charged with jury (a) intimidation and (b) tampering in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of apprentices received (a) formal and (b) informal training in each year since 2007.

    • Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on protecting people from harassment...

      Minimum Wage: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department allocated to HM Revenue and Customs for the purpose of prosecuting employers who failed to pay the...

      Apprentices: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether Government subsidies and financial incentives to retail companies to encourage the creation of apprenticeships in the...

      Renewable Energy: Overseas Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what support his Department provides to UK-based renewable energy companies seeking to invest in developing country markets; how...

      Gift Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit expiry dates on gift cards.

      Students: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the extent to which the level of student debt affects the outcome of students'...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that sufficient tradesmen are trained to support an increase in housing construction.

      Higher Education: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to reduce the cost of university for students.

      Manufacturing Industries: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate how many new EU regulations and directives have been implemented in the UK in 2015 which affect British...

      NHS: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprentices with special educational needs or disabilities have not completed their NHS apprenticeship placements.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to paragraph 3.28 of English Apprenticeships: Our 2020 Vision, what information his Department holds on the...

      NHS: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to paragraph 3.22 of English Apprenticeships: Our 2020 Vision, what estimate his Department has made of the...

      Further Education: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, on what date the second wave Area Reviews for further education college providers he plans to commence.

      Further Education: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which colleges he plans are to be included in (a) the third wave Area Reviews for Lancashire (Pennines) further education...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: European Union

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

    • Developing Countries: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the contribution of wider access to efficient refrigerated transport to reducing (a) food...

      Department for International Development: Stoke on Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many jobs in (a) her Department and (b) its non-departmental public body, non-ministerial departments, advisory bodies and other...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure aid is delivered to the Syrian town of Madaya.

      Sri Lanka: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to encourage investment in infrastructure in the north and east of Sri Lanka; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of changes in the cash level of per pupil funding for secondary schools in the county of Nottinghamshire in each...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many days were added in each prison establishment as a result of adjudications in each year since 2010.

    • Ministry of Justice: European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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...

      Personal Injury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of changes to personal injury law and procedure announced in the Spending Review and Autumn...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on Israeli products in each of the last three years.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Floods: Blackburn

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, which Anglican churches within the Diocese of Blackburn were damaged by flooding in December 2015; and what the...

    • Floods: Blackburn

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps Anglican congregations within the Diocese of Blackburn have taken to help people affected by flooding...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what impact assessment his Department has carried out on the effects of reductions in universal credit work allowance on (a) incentives to...

    • Work Programme: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the contract payment for each of the principal Work Programme providers is for each six month period or quarter.

      Universal Credit: Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the number of universal credit claimants who are employed on a zero-hours contract.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Birds of Prey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will issue clear guidance that buzzard control licences should be granted to gamekeepers or organisations whenever...

    • Inland Waterways and Rivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many miles of river and waterway bank the Environment Agency has weeded in the last 12 months.

      Inland Waterways and Rivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many miles of river and waterway bank the Environment Agency (a) strengthened and (b) raised in the last 12 months.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, where the Environment Agency deployed its mobile pumps in December 2015.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many mobile pumps the Environment Agency owns.

      Flood Control: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason the Environment Agency did not deploy mobile pumps to York when the fixed pumps in that area were insufficient.

      Inland Waterways: Dredging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many miles of waterway the Environment Agency dredged in the last 12 months.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fixed location pumps the Environment Agency uses to control water flows in England.

      Inland Waterways and Rivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many miles of rivers and waterways the Environment Agency is responsible for.

      Flood Control: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will commission an urgent review of flood defences in (a) Leeds city region and (b) Yorkshire.

      Floods: Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of onshore oil and gas (a) licence blocks and (b) wells with permission to be drilled are in areas with high...

      Soil Erosion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2015 to Question 11893, when her Department plans to publish an assessment of the...

      Flood Control: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department has spent on flood defences in the Leeds city region in each year since 2010; and how much she plans...

      Rivers: Dredging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to dredge rivers to prevent further flooding; and if her Department will review any...

      White Fish: Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what use she plans to make of the granting of (a) exemptions and (b) increased vessel limits for gillnetting of sea bass to...

      Flood Control: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding will be made available to Salford City Council in financial years (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17 to develop flood...

      Cosmetics: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward proposals to ban the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics and soaps.

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to respond to the proposals on licences set down in Clause 23 of the draft Wildlife Bill produced...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to make an assessment of the humaneness of hunting with dogs.

      Floods: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to extend the Farming Recovery Fund to provide support for farmers in all areas affected by the recent...

      Flood Control: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive 2000 on how floods have...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the number of households affected by floods on 26 December 2015 in (a) Lancashire...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the number of homes affected by flooding in winter 2015-16 that do not have insurance.

      Flood Control: Lancaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will set up a flood partnership group for Lancaster, chaired by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people of each gender work in her Department.

      Housing: Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many properties in (a) the UK and (b) England have received any funding grants of up to £5,000 from the Environment...

      Flood Control: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department will review the decision by the Environment Agency to turn off five satellite pumping stations in 2017...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many appeals were heard in the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum) relating to immigration decisions made by her Department in...

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for how many asylum applications did it take UK Visas and Immigration longer than 12 months to make an initial decision; how many such...

      Criminal Records: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to prevent people in other EU countries who have been convicted for murder, violent assault or rape from travelling...

      Immigration Controls: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2015 to Question 15757, what proportion of clandestine illegal entry attempts in 2014-15 were...

      Firearms: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the recorded level of gun crime was in (a) England and (b) the West Midlands between (i) January 2010 to December 2012 and (ii) January...

      Refugees: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it the policy of the Government to refer to the European Court of Justice the failure of the French government to register...

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for how long people under the age of 18 who were transferred to a place of safety under section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 were...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Syrian refugees were resettled in each (a) region and (b) parliamentary constituency in the last 12 months; and if she will make a...

      Animal Experiments: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many licences for experimentation with animals the Animals and Science Committee granted in the most recent year for which data is available.

  • Wales Office

    • UK Membership of EU: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the effect on Wales if the UK voted to leave the EU.

    • Wales Office: Staff

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

      Cultural Heritage: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what progress the Government has made on the return of the Prince of Wales' regalia to Wales.

      NHS: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the cost efficiency of the NHS in Wales compared with England.

  • HM Treasury

    • Financial Markets

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the European Securities and Markets Authority on the efficacy of current regulations to protect against the...

    • Treasury: European Union

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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...

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claimants of working tax credit (WTC) had an in-year change of circumstances to their income which required a change to their WTC entitlement in...

      Council of Economic Advisers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the annual running cost is of the Council of Economic Advisers; and what office space that council is allocated within the government estate.

      Treasury: Rents

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount that his Department will pay to the Government Property Unit in rent for buildings in 2015-16.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) average and (b) contractually-specified maximum length of time is that a claimant has to wait for their complaint to be resolved by Concentrix.

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people of each gender work in his Department.

      Research and Development Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses benefited from R&D tax credits in 2014-15; what the cost of R&D tax credits was to his Department in that year; and what the...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Electricity Generation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when she will announce details of the amount to be made available in the next round of Contracts for Difference auctions in the UK...

    • Offshore Fixed Structures: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions her Department has had with the operators of the Brae Alpha platform following the gas leak on 26 December 2015 that...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: European Union

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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...

    • Government Departments: Communication

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to (a) encourage greater use of email and (b) implement other measures to reduce costs in communication by...

  • Department of Health

    • Department of Health: Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many press, communication and public relations staff are employed by (a) his Department, (b) Public Health England, (c) NHS England, (d) Monitor, (e)...

    • Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that antibiotics are prescribed in proportion to the severity of the illness.

      Dental Health: Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has commissioned or assessed on potential links between pancreatic cancer and gum disease.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of when new IVF treatments that enable donor fertilisation to occur outside the woman's body will be available through the NHS.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce fat levels in food to address levels of diabetes.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what account he took of the manner in which the NHS Litigation Authority has carried out its duties and responsibilities in defending clinical negligence...

      Department of Health: European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, 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...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on proposed fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence cases of concerns expressed in...

      Great Ormond Street Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number of operations carried out at Great Ormond Street Hospital in each of the last five years.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of colleges which are available to carry out Objective Structured Clinical examinations.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 on the proposed fixed recoverable costs in...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all people in vulnerable categories receive the flu vaccination.

      Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential application in the NHS of a treatment for arthritis proposed by researchers at Queen Mary University...

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people of each (a) gender and (b) age group were diagnosed with Crohn's disease in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of whether there is a causal link or correlation between the value and costs of a clinical negligence claim and its factual...

      Muscular Dystrophy: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of demand for clinical trial capacity at UK muscle centres; and if he will make a statement.

      Neuromuscular Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress is being made in establishing NHS funded neuromuscular networks in each region of England.

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to investigate the termination of the contract between Cambridgeshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the Uniting Care Partnership.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of service provision for people affected by myalgic encephalopathy/chronic fatigue syndrome.

      Hospitals: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Written Statement of 16 July 2015, HCWS114, what progress he has made on consulting on the removal of local clinical excellence awards...

      Ambulance Services: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulances were diverted from hospitals in West Yorkshire to the A&E department at Dewsbury and District Hospital in 2015; and what the...

      Dewsbury and District Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times the A&E department at Dewsbury and District Hospital was closed in 2015.

      Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of patients attending each A&E department in the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust were seen within four hours in each of the last three...

      Electroconvulsive Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) hospitals and (b) treatment centres use electric shock therapy for the treatment of patients with mental health problems.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to recover costs from overseas patients and their insurers for NHS treatment.

      Psychiatry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many psychotherapists working in the NHS are legally regulated.

      Neuromuscular Disorders: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure sufficient provision of neuromuscular and respiratory physiotherapy services for adults and children with...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of delays in the publication of the hepatitis C framework on (a) all people and (b) members of the South Asian...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists were employed in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each year since 2005.

      Vulnerable Adults: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is his policy that vulnerable adult transport can be funded through the two per cent Social Care Precept.

      Vulnerable Adults: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of local authority funding reductions on the provision of transport for vulnerable adults.

      Vulnerable Adults: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding his Department provides for vulnerable adult transport.

      NHS Trusts: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the projected end of financial year budget surplus or deficit is for each health trust in London in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17.

      Department of Health: Staff

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

      Junior Doctors: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how his Department defines the pay envelope in its work on considering the junior doctor contract.

      Junior Doctors: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2015 to Question 17889, whether all current junior doctors will receive an 11 per cent pay rise after (a) basic pay...

      Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget for public health in (a) England, (b) London and (c) each London borough is for 2016-17.

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many unaccompanied child refugees have been received in the UK in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Public Records

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 15 December (HL3615), in respect of each retention instrument, what were the reasons for deciding...

    • Public Records

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 15 December (HL3615), whether they will place retention instruments 111 to 119 in the Library of...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote Small Business Saturday.

    • Recall of Unsafe Products Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they anticipate the review of unsafe product recall, chaired by Lynn Faulds-Wood, will be published.

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