Written answers

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Airports Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the estimated cost to his Department has been of evaluating the Airports Commission's Final Report since 1 July 2015.

    • M54

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will discuss with the Highways Agency the time taken to (a) programme and (b) complete highway works on the M54 in Shropshire.

      Motorways: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will have discussions with the Highways Agency on (a) improving arrangements to clear litter and flytipping on the M67 and M60 around the Denton...

      Level Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment Network Rail has made of the costs and benefits of replacing level crossings with bridges on its England network.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that the manufacturers of electric and hybrid cars which utilise charging points adopt a common charging connection...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment the Secretary of State has made of the potential effects of a third runway at Heathrow Airport on the UK's ability to meet pollution...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) budget for and (b) expenditure on in-service emissions testing was for the (i) Vehicle Certification Agency and (ii) Driver and Vehicle...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many vehicles (a) underwent and (b) failed in-service emissions tests conducted by the (i) Vehicle Certification Agency and (ii) Driver and...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the use of in-service emissions testing to ensure compliance with vehicle type approval emissions standards.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Private Rented Housing: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his polices of the conclusion of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation report,...

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many applications to buy publicly owned land for residential development were made in each year since 2009.

      Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of what the proportion of London residential property is owned by foreign nationals of which countries.

      Housing Estates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the press release of 10 January 2016 entitled, Prime Minister pledges to transform sink estates, if he will...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Pay

      To ask the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, what the average salary is for employees of the House of Commons.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • European Union Solidarity Fund: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his Department will make a formal application for funding from the EU Solidarity Fund to support communities affected by...

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which countries have not had an official visit by a Minister in his Department since May 2010.

      Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his Department will renew its strategy for the abolition of the death penalty.

      Caribbean: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will hold discussions with his counterparts in the government of (a) Jamaica and (b) Trinidad and Tobago on the abolition...

      Yemen: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government's current strategy on Yemen; and if he will make a statement.

      Italy: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress his Department has made on representations to the Italian government on guaranteeing that UK citizens working as...

      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 the effect on regional relations of the...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Palestinian Authority on reports of senior official Jibril Rajoub praising terror...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the effect on the Middle East peace process of recent attacks against Israeli citizens.

      Palestinians: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects the report on progress on recommendations regarding child detention in Palestine by the delegation of lawyers...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to Israel of the implications of its obligations under the Geneva Convention for the practice...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of (a) the extent of differential treatment of Palestinian and Israeli child detainees...

      Indonesia and Turkey: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on potential links between the terrorist attacks in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Diyarbakir,...

      Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his Department will include a specific reference to the abolition of the death penalty in its global human rights priorities.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Security: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent assessment she has made of the security situation in Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement.

    • Charities: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps the Government is taking to support charities in Northern Ireland.

      EU Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the value to the economy in Northern Ireland of membership of the EU single market.

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how the Government plans to commemorate in Northern Ireland the centenary of the battle of the Somme.

      Counter-terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps she is taking to support the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the security services in tackling terrorism in Northern Ireland.

  • Attorney General

    • James McConnell

      To ask the Attorney General, whether he has had discussions with his Northern Ireland counterparts on the recent case of Pastor James McConnell.

    • Lloyds Bank

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to his contribution of 16 September 2015, Official Report, columns 384-5WH, on Alan Richards and Kashif Shabir: SFO, what the threshold is for an...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which 10 companies owed the greatest amount of late payment debt to SMEs in each six-month period of the last 10 years.

    • Disability Aids: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to prevent the exploitation of consumers by salesmen of stair lifts and other aids to the elderly and disabled.

      Construction: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for what reasons the remit of the proposed Small Business Commissioner does not include businesses in the construction industry;...

      Construction: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to tackle part payment in the construction industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what arrangements his Department has in place to ensure that organisations are not able to provide both training for and...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2015 to Question 902718, what transfer arrangements are in place for the 70 green...

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked-after children there were of each age in each care setting in the last 12 months for which data is available.

    • Special Guardianship Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress has been made on her Department's review of Special Guardian Orders.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to increase the number of apprenticeships for people aged 16 to 19 years old.

      Skin Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will take steps to encourage greater education about sun safety and skin cancer in schools.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Offenders: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will introduce tele-teaching in prisons and young offending facilities to improve general education and reduce reoffending rates.

    • Civil Law: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps to implement the Low Commission's recommendation that legislative proposals should be brought forward to (a) make the Access to...

      Medway Secure Training Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will order a serious case review of allegations of abuse at Medway Secure Training Centre.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which community rehabilitation companies have informed his Department of plans to reduce staff in the last 12 months.

      Magistrates: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what anti-racism training is given to youth court magistrates.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what contingency arrangements his Department has made for the eventuality of a majority leave vote in the upcoming EU referendum.

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Statement of 11 January 2016 on the Smith Commission Agreement, HCWS458, what the (a) dates, (b) minutes and (c) outcomes was of any...

      Work and Health Programme: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2015 to Question 18729 and the oral contribution of the Financial Secretary to the Treasury of 6 January 2016,...

      British Transport Police: Police Service of Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations he has received on the Scottish Government's proposals to absorb the British Transport Police into Police Scotland.

      Scotland Office: Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many defibrillators are provided in each building his Department manages.

      Higher Education: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his oral contribution of 6 January 2016, Official Report, column 275, what the source is of the figures which he quoted on application...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he has taken to ensure that staff dealing with universal credit are on the same rates of pay once staff from HM Revenue and Customs...

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many parents have been exempted from fees and charges for the 2012 child maintenance scheme.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many parents have moved to direct pay since the introduction of the 2012 child maintenance scheme.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to increase collection charges for the 2012 child maintenance scheme for the (a) parent with care and (b) non-resident parent.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answers of 11 January 2015 to Questions 21337 and 21336, what the evidential basis is for the statement that the vast majority...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment claimants were asked to attend reassessments earlier than the date originally given in each of the last...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what circumstances claimants of personal independence payment may be asked to attend reassessments at an earlier date than initially expected.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will publish an impact assessment in respect of the Universal Credit (Work Allowance) Amendment Regulations 2015.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time a person waited after applying to a hardship fund to receive funding was in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland and (c) Edinburgh...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a person is entitled to be paid their full pension from the day they turn 65 years old.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • RAF Northolt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has received from civilian business jet wage of RAF Northolt in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

    • Cyprus: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to minimise the time taken for military aircraft parts to be delivered to his Department's bases in Cyprus.

      Aircraft Carriers: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has commenced a programme of testing shipborne rolling vertical landing of the F35B Lightning II.

      Aircraft Carriers: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many take-off tests for the F35B Lightning II have been completed using the Queen Elizabeth-class simulating ski ramp at US NAS Patuxent River.

      Defence Equipment: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what military assets his Department has decommissioned in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contingency plans the Government has in place should Rolls Royce be unable to complete the Nuclear Reactor Component of the Successor Programme on...

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much imported steel will be used in the manufacture of the new Type 26 frigates in (a) market value and (b) weight in tonnes.

      Ascension Island: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many sorties of the Watchkeeper UAV have been flown from RAF Ascension in each month since January 2015.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress she has made on reducing net migration to the tens of thousands.

    • Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken was for the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to (a) process the DBS application and either scan or return to...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who have been granted asylum since 2000 have been (a) granted indefinite leave to remain after five years and (b) deported.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum decisions identified as critically flawed in her Department's Quality Audit in the last 12 months were (a) reconsidered by...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum decisions identified as seriously flawed in her Department's Quality Audit in the last 12 months were (a) reconsidered by...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many seriously or critically flawed decisions were identified in the Quality Audit of her Department's asylum decisions in the last 12...

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants for asylum who have been served with a deportation or removal order have been allowed safe passage back to the UK after...

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) arrests and (b) convictions for laundering money there were from which countries in each year between 2010 and 2015.

      Money Laundering: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to prevent laundered money entering the London housing market.

      Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 24 December 2015 to Questions 19956 and 19957, how many migrants granted leave to remain in the UK did not have...

      Immigration Rules: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to renew concessions to the immigration rules for Syrian nationals lawfully in the UK beyond 28 February 2016.

      Migrant Workers: Domestic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many domestic workers from overseas successfully applied for leave to remain in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Airports: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to review the licensing arrangements for airside bars and restaurants in airports.

  • HM Treasury

    • Oil: Prices

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of falling oil prices on the UK's net international investment position.

    • Treasury: UK Membership of EU

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what contingency arrangements his Department has made for the eventuality of a majority leave vote in the upcoming EU referendum.

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on which occasions officials of his Department have met representatives of the Royal Bank of Scotland in each of the last five years; and what topics were...

      Credit Cards: Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to assist students with minimising the accrual of credit card debt.

      Credit Cards: Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with credit card companies on supporting people on low incomes with credit card debts.

      Landfill Communities Fund

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been paid to the Landfill Communities Fund by third party groups in each of the last five years.

      Living Wage Foundation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from the Living Wage Foundation in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Self-employed: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to introduce a one-month time limit on engagements for (a) small business and (b) other limited company contractors before they...

      Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of late payment of claims by insurance companies on SMEs.

      Working Tax Credit: Burnley

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Burnley receive working tax credit.

      Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of introducing flat rate tax relief on pensions contributions.

      Sunscreens: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will include the removal of VAT on sun safety products in his negotiations on VAT on sanitary products with his counterparts in the EU.

      Sunscreens: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will assess the potential merits of reducing the rate of VAT on sunscreen, sun block and other sun safety products.

      Working Tax Credit: Bolton North East

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been paid in working tax credit to people in Bolton North East constituency in (a) 2015-16 to date, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2013-14.

      Small Businesses: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the development process is for the free software for small businesses to use to meet the requirements of Making Tax Digital.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Climate Change: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions she has had with the Bank of England regarding risks to financial stability that arise as a consequence of climate change.

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent discussions she has had with the big six energy companies on the introduction of half-hourly settlements before the...

      Biofuels: Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what support her Department plans to provide to ensure that proposed biomass combined heat and power schemes are not affected by...

      Mobile Homes: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer submitted to Question 21401, what new or changed policies her Department has implemented as a result of the...

      Mobile Homes: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2016 to Question 21401, what her Department's policy is on energy issues affecting park homes.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Future of Advice and Legal Support Commission

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the implications for the Government's policy on the Low Commission's reports, Tackling of the findings of the Advice...

    • Government Departments: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information his Department holds on the number of Government departments which failed to pay outstanding debts to SMEs within the 60 day maximum...

      Cabinet Office: Defibrillators

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many defibrillators are provided in each building his Department manages.

      Social Investment Outcomes Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the funding criteria will be for the social investment outcomes fund; and whether NHS providers of alcohol and drug addiction services will be...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to increase quota levels for the under-10 metres fishing fleet.

    • Neonicotinoids: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the EU ban on neonicotinoids has been renewed; and if she will make a statement.

      River Ribble

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to make funding available for remedial work on the flood defences on the north bank of the River Ribble, west...

  • Department of Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of patients spent more than four hours in A&E departments from decision to admit to admission in each A&E department in London in...

    • Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average hospital waiting time was for NHS patients in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of elective operations were cancelled in (a) England and Wales, (b) London and (c) each health trust in England in each year...

      Hospital Beds: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) acute and (b) non-acute beds there were in each London hospital in each year since 2010.

      North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust: Fertility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust received fertility treatments in each of the last five years.

      Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to increase awareness of (a) arthritis and (b) other musculoskeletal conditions; and if he will make a statement.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Royal College of Nursing on steps to reduce the fat intake of people with diabetes.

      Incontinence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were diagnosed with incontinence in each of the last five years.

      Blood: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to provide paramedics with on-the-spot blood diagnostic devices for the detection of medical conditions.

      Lung Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the negative interim NICE Appraisal Committee Decision on nivolumab for squamous non-small cell lung cancer...

      Lung Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients are receiving nivolumab for locally advanced or metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer in (a) England and (b) Strangford; and...

      Pharmacy: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce errors in the dispensing of aseptic pharmaceutical products.

      Pharmacy: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the level of aseptic pharmaceutical medication error within the NHS.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has a policy on standardising the dose branding of aseptic pharmaceutical products across all health trusts.

      Pharmacy: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential role of technology in reducing aseptic pharmaceutical medication error.

      HIV Infection: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis will be made available on the NHS to men who have sex with men.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the status is of Operational Resilience Capacity Planning for 2014-15; and what the status is of the retained funding for flu vaccinations for...

      Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase awareness of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.

      Veterans: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of his Department's planned £8.4 million expenditure on armed forces veterans' mental health services will be spent in Scotland in (a)...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to protect community pharmacies in areas of social deprivation.

      Asthma: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much NHS England received in charges for prescriptions of inhalers for people with asthma in each of the last three years.

      Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will add pulmonary arterial hypertension to the conditions which are exempt from prescription charges.

      Mental Health Services: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Prime Minister's announcement of 11 January 2016, whether Northern Ireland will receive additional funding for mental health care...

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve prevention and diagnosis of (a) skin cancer and (b) melanoma.

      Dermatology: General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve GP education on skin cancer and dermatology.

      Employment Schemes: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve the back-to-work support which is available for people with mental health problems.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Property Development: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to connect the building developments in East London Tech City with the developments in the Lower Lea Valley.

    • Social Services: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the training scheme to create a career ladder for care workers by developing the role of care practitioners has been cancelled.

  • Department for Education

    • Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding exists to provide early years education for children who cannot attend school because of health needs.

    • Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of secondary schools in building self-confidence and social and emotional skills in their pupils.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their most recent estimate of the unit cost of the UK’s F-35Bs has been revised (1) upwards, or (2) downwards, as a result of updated...

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent estimate of the in-service date for the F-35B aircraft.

      Prosthetics

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the pilot programme for Direct Skeletal Fixation is proceeding, and when they expect that pilot to be completed.

      Unmanned Systems

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to devise a written policy for the development, integration and use of military unmanned systems.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many UK airstrikes have been carried out against Daesh in Syria over the last two months; how many of those were against (1) economic targets, and (2)...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Athletics: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the UK Athletics report A Manifesto for Clean Athletics.

    • Public Records

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 13 January (HL4703 and HL4704), whether they will place in the Library of the House a list of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether underused government buildings in Westminster such as the Lancaster House conference centre and the Foreign Secretary’s official residence are...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Thames Tideway Tunnel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in deciding on measures to limit pollution from storm water overflows in accordance with the footnote to Annex I.A of the Urban Waste Water...

    • Environment Agency: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why chairing the Environment Agency is a part-time post.

      Environment Agency: Redundancy Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much severance pay was offered, and subsequently paid, to the Chairman of the Environment Agency prior to his resignation.

      Water Companies: Profits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Ofwat concerning the profits made by water companies between 2010 and 2015.

  • Department of Health

    • Physiotherapy: Training

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

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