Written answers

Friday, 29 January 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Volkswagen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Government will take steps to prevent insurance companies increasing premiums for owners of Volkswagen vehicles affected by the emissions scandal.

    • Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward proposals to require the DVLA immediately to (a) suspend the driving licences of people suspected to have drug-related...

      Aviation: Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the (a) Egyptian Ambassador and (b) Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on resuming flights to...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding has been provided to local highways authorities for local road maintenance in (a) England and (b) West Sussex in the current...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in what circumstances his Department can terminate the (a) Southern, (b) Thameslink and (c) GTR contracts early.

      Southern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, by how much revenue accruing to Southern Rail has increased owing to higher passenger numbers in each of the five most recent years for which data is...

      Rail North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when meetings have taken place between the Rail North board and his Department in the last six months; and what the subject of those meetings was.

      Electric Vehicles: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on an exemption from the European Commission on the Directive 2006/125/EC on driving licences to enable electric vehicles...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what rail routes are planned to be designated driver controlled operation in the Northern Franchise.

      Rail North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether meetings of Rail North will be held in public.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what involvement Rail North will have in designating which routes are driver controlled operation in the Northern Franchise.

      Tugboats: Scottish Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent representations he has received about the future of the emergency towing vessels in the Northern Isles; and if he will make a statement.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2016 to Question 23014, what assessment he has made of the disbenefits to drivers resident in Northern Ireland of...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to ensure that rail commuters have greater access to the cheapest available tickets (a) on the day they travel and (b) when...

      Merchant Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the rate of compliance on routes from (a) Hull and (b) in the North Sea with lower sulphur dioxide emission...

      Merchant Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of lower sulphur dioxide emission limits for merchant vessels in force from 1 January 2015 on (a) seafarer...

      Traffic Lights: Telford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to reduce the number of traffic lights at roundabouts in Telford.

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the recommendations for increasing the training and employment of UK seafarers in the Maritime Futures report by...

      Shipping: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the working group conducting the Post Implementation Review of the Equality Act 2010 (Work on Ships and Hovercraft) Regulations 2011 was set up;...

      Shipping: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the working group conducting the Post Implementation Review of the Equality Act 2010 (Work on Ships and Hovercraft) Regulations 2011 will make...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the local government finance settlement will be subject to a needs-led review.

    • Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the findings of his Department's right to buy pilots; what recent estimate he has made of the total cost of...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of housing association tenants who will become eligible for the right to buy by...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of his Department's right to buy pilots.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to reduce the council tax referendum level from 2 per cent to take account of his policy on the social care...

      Holiday Accommodation: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many times he has used his powers under Section 25B (5) of the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1973 to give...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will meet with house builders to discuss increasing the provision of two-bedroom end bungalows in the housing market so...

      Housing: Newham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many units of housing he expects to be built in the London borough of Newham in each year to 2020.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will request the government of Burma to release former monk U Gambira from custody.

    • North Korea: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information the Government holds on whether blueprints of (a) UK Magnox reactor designs and (b) URENCO uranium enrichment...

      Yemen: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2016 to Question 22275, what assessment his Department made of the risk that items might...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many officials of his Department and at which grades are classified speakers of foreign languages for each such language spoken.

      North Korea: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has formulated plans to assist a mass humanitarian emergency response if instability were to occur in...

      North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his Department will increase funding for human rights projects in North Korea.

      North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK has identified any people or ministries responsible for human rights violations in the Democratic People's...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise with the EU the issue of (a) the dismissal by the General Court of the EU of first listing challenges brought...

      Papua New Guinea: Conflict Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government has provided for post-conflict resolution in Papua New Guinea and Bougainville.

      UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he holds on the specific role and responsibilities of the UN Special Advisor on Genocide; whether he holds any...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of who is responsible for reported airstrikes that have (a) targeted and (b) hit as...

      Diplomatic Immunity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Government has requested the sending state to (a) waive, (b) suspend and (c) remove the rights to diplomatic immunity...

      Middle East: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he holds on the number of Iraqi and Syrian Christians and other religious minorities who have been murdered or...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Students: Burnley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2015 to Question 18005, how many of the students in Burnley qualified for maintenance...

    • Students: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many students from the London Borough of Southwark are in receipt of student maintenance grants.

      Students: Warrington North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many students from Warrington North constituency are in receipt of maintenance grants while pursuing a course in higher...

      Energy: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps fully to implement the Energy Intensive Industry Compensation package.

      Tata Steel: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations he has received from the Welsh Government in the last week on the announcement of job losses in South Wales...

      UK Coal: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will place in the Library a copy of the loan agreement that was reached with UK Coal in relation to the closure of...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with (a) public sector employers, (b) private sector employers and (c) UnionLearn on the...

      Minimum Wage: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on cases in which workers do not receive compensation awarded by an...

      Green Investment Bank: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2016 to Question 23237, if he will place in the Library a list of the recent...

      Sunday Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which organisations he has consulted on the changes to Sunday trading in the 12 months.

  • Wales Office

    • Tata Steel: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Secretaries of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Work and Pensions and Energy and Climate Change and with...

  • Department for Education

    • Holocaust Educational Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding her Department plans to allocate to support the Holocaust Educational Trust's Lessons from Auschwitz Project.

    • Department for Education: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on how many occasions in each of the last two calendar years her Department has been notified by outside consultants or other third parties of...

      Young People: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of the £70 million funding towards careers in this Parliament, announced by the Prime Minister on 11 January 2016, will be spent in each...

      Schools: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria her Department used to identify the 312 schools that had been classified as having fallen beneath the floor target in the school...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page nine of her Department's response to the Education Committee's Fifth Report of Session 2014-15, Life Lessons: PSHE and SRE in...

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to her contribution of 25 January 2016, Official Report, column 12, what funding streams and programmes made up the £70 million which...

      Schools: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many school-aged children in each London borough attended a maintained school outside their borough of residency on 1 January of each year from...

      Schools: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average distance between home and school was for school-aged children in (a) London and (b) each London borough on 1 January in each year...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Oakwood Prison: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2016 to Question 22284, how many members of (a) the National Tactical Response Group and (b) Tornado Teams have...

    • Prison Service: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers who have received severance or redundancy packages since May 2010 have subsequently been re-employed (a) as a prison officer or...

      Prison Service: Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison staff have been dismissed in each year since 2010; what the reasons were for each such dismissal; and how many prison staff have...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of (a) white and (b) non-white people convicted of a crime were sentenced to immediate custody for each category of offence in each of...

      Tribunals: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance HM Courts and Tribunals Service use on data protection breaches with regard to non-devolved tribunals in Scotland.

      Prisoners: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support he is providing to the Inside Out programme run by Durham University.

      Judiciary: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many judges or magistrates have reported receiving threatening correspondence related to hearings they have presided over in the last five years.

      Bill of Rights: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the implications of the forthcoming Scottish Parliament elections and dissolution of the Scottish Parliament on the...

      Bill of Rights: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what consultation he has had with the Scottish Parliament on the consultation period on the repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998 and its replacement with...

      Probation: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of probation service delivery across the West Midlands; and if he will make a statement.

  • Prime Minister

    • House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2015 to Question 9202, what steps he has taken to reduce the number of peers.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2015 to Question 17676, how many nights bed and breakfast has been utilised at (a) MOD Crickhowell, (b) MOD...

    • Air Force: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons the trade supplement for a RAF weapon technician is no longer grouped with aircraft engineering trades under Armed Forces Pay Reform.

      Nuclear Weapons: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what lessons were learned for emergency planning in the event of an accident involving the road transport of nuclear warheads from the Operation Senator...

      Iraq: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Iraqi army have been trained by British servicemen since 2003.

      Kurds: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Kurdish Peshmerga have been trained by British servicemen since 2014.

      Afghanistan: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Afghan army have been trained by British servicemen since 2001.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British servicemen and women are based on British military bases abroad.

      Middle East: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British servicemen are serving in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.

      Nuclear Weapons: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will make it his policy never to permit the transit of nuclear weapons in urban areas in hazardous weather conditions.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans for the Reaper User Group to (a) meet and (b) consider training, interoperability or asset-sharing.

      Russia: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Fleet Ready Escort will meet the Russian ship Mikhail Dudin as he passes through the UK's Exclusive Economic Zone.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 2 February 2015 to the hon. Member for West Bromwich East to Question 222431, if he will place in the Library a copy of...

      Future Large Aircraft: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the Royal Air Force Airbus A400M cost from development and approval to the end of 2015.

      Future Large Aicraft: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the lifetime cost to the public purse of the Royal Air Force Airbus A400M.

      Future Large Aicraft: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether cost comparisons were made between the Boeing C-17 Globemaster and Airbus A400M prior to approval for procurement of the Airbus A400M.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the lifetime cost to the public purse of Army Air Corps and Fleet Air Arm Augusta Westland AW159 Wildcat helicopters.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the Army Air Corps and Fleet Air Arm Augusta Westland AW159 Wildcat helicopters cost from development and approval to the end of 2015.

      USA: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2015 to the hon. Member for Bolton South East to Question 16740, to what extent his Department uses US contractors...

      Defence Equipment: Special Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Prime Minister's speech at the Lord Mayor's Banquet on 16 November 2015, what equipment his Department plans to procure under the...

      Islamic State: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times (a) Brimstone missiles, (b) Hellfire missiles and (c) Paveway IV guided bombs have been deployed against targets in (i) Iraq since...

      Trident Submarines: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the contingency fund for the new generation of successor Trident submarines was based on a full quantitative risk assessment of the project.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 4.75 of the Strategic Defence and Security Review, whether he has established the new team in his Department to act as the...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Statement of 20 July 2015, Official Report, columns 1233-4, on Counter-ISIL Coalition Strategy, if he will publish the location of UK...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the UK red card policy for personnel embedded in other nations' armed forces.

      Migration: Mediterranean Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what coordination he is undertaking with other EU member states on the deployment of military assets to rescue migrants and refugees at risk of drowning...

      USA: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Statement of 20 July 2015, HCWS 149, whether UK personnel embedded with the US military are subject to US military and domestic criminal...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what monitoring his Department is undertaking to ensure that the level of service to the public is not negatively affected by the transfer of...

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment and support allowance claimants with (a) Parkinson's disease, (b) rheumatoid arthritis, (c) motor neurone disease, (d)...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of implementing a scheme based on the actuarial pension model to increase the speed at...

      Universal Credit: Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether universal credit claimants working 35 hours per week and being paid at the level of the national minimum wage will be entitled to...

      Universal Credit: Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what range of financial incentives will be offered to universal credit claimants under the in-work progression pilot.

      Employment Schemes: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of back-to-work programmes for people with mental health problems; and if he will take steps...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people who were at any time included in the universal credit in-work conditionality pilot are no longer...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the universal credit in-work conditionality pilots track outcomes for people who are no longer in receipt of that credit.

      Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people receiving universal credit and aged under 25 are subject to a 48 hour working week claimant commitment agreement under the...

      Pensioners: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to protect pensioners' incomes in (a) Kettering and (b) England.

      Work and Health Programme: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what projection his Department has made of the annual spend on the contracted-out element of back to work support for the forthcoming Work and...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have signed revised claimant commitments as part of the universal credit in-work conditionality pilots.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to commission and publish an independent evaluation of the universal credit in-work conditionality pilots.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Birkenhead to him dated 19 January 2016 on the state pension.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data his Department holds on the distribution of deemed contributions to defined-benefit pension schemes for each (a) income level and...

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have suffered a six-month or longer period of sickness in each of the last five years;...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answers of 23 November 2015 to Questions 16300 and 16301, what proportion of cases with a current liability the 110...

      Supported Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the loss of income to providers of supported housing from a cap on housing benefit at the rate of local housing...

      Supported Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect on local authority budgets of people in supported housing not remaining in that housing as a result...

      Severe Disability Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the financial effect on local authorities of removal of the severe disability premium.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2016 to Question 22791, what criteria are used by Work Coaches to assess a claimant's financial capability.

      Social Security Benefits and Welfare Tax Credits: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to reduce delays in payment of tax credits and other benefits as a result of administrative errors; and if he will...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of how many museums and galleries charged for entry in (a) 2005 and (b) 2010; and what estimate...

    • Housing Associations: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of housing association residents have access to the internet at home.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what basis Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) provides forecasts for the rollout of BDUK-funded broadband infrastructure in local areas.

      Ofcom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what responsibilities Ofcom has for (a) data protection, (b) consumer rights relating to data and (c) data markets; and what plans he...

      BBC: Royal Charters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government plans to publish the results of its consultation on the review of the BBC's Royal Charter.

      Broadband Delivery UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, in which BDUK contract areas (a) new duct and (b) poles installed by BT with funding from BDUK have been made available for use by...

      Broadcasting Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with (a) broadcasters and (b) Ofcom on the Ofcom review into the regulatory framework of independent...

      Music: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance his Department gives on the number and type of wheelchair spaces which should be available for disabled people in music...

      Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects part two of the Leveson Inquiry to take place; and if he will make a statement.

      Sports: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will discuss with his counterparts in the devolved administrations how to maximise the practical steps being taken across the UK...

  • Home Office

    • Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade: Hanoi

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which Ministers and staff of her Department will be attending the Hanoi Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade in November 2016; and what...

    • Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the information that a person has been arrested and bailed and subsequently released without charge by the Police is required to be...

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department plans to take to ensure that all financial investment pledged for equal access to quality education at the...

    • Syria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that teachers are paid a fair wage and receive appropriate training and support in...

      Syria: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what outcomes her Department is working for at the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference in February 2016.

      Syria: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what outcomes her Department is aiming to achieve at the Supporting Syria and the Refugee Conference in February 2016.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department will take steps to ensure that all children and young people affected by the Syrian conflict are in school and...

      Syria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to encourage the Lebanese government to resume the registration of Syrian refugees.

      Papua New Guinea: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much UK aid has been provided to (a) Bougainville and (b) Papua New Guinea in each of the last three years.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to projects that develop opportunities for educational co-operation between Palestinians and...

  • HM Treasury

    • Google: Corporation Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings he has had with external organisations on Google's tax arrangements in the last 12 months.

    • Landfill Communities Fund

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is his policy to implement the proposal to legally require Landfill Operators to provide 10 per cent match funding to release Landfill...

      Housing Benefit: Supported Housing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from (a) providers of supported housing and (b) organisations representing people with disabilities on the effect of a...

      Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what modelling his Department undertakes on the effect on changes to pension contributions of changes to (a) annual allowance and (b) lifetime allowance;...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the priorities of the Office of Carbon Capture and Storage are; what that Office's budget is for 2015-16; whether that Office has...

    • Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether she plans to provide funding for carbon capture and storage projects in the next Contracts for Difference allocation round.

      Carbon Sequestration: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether the 450 million euros of funding from the EU allocated to carbon capture and storage projects in Yorkshire and the Humber will...

      Fuel Cells: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the (a) viability of hydrogen fuel cells and (b) associated energy costs of extracting liquid hydrogen...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to work with local authorities to reduce the level of fuel poverty.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of potential sources for exploring fracking sites where sufficient fresh water is not...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to her oral contribution of 18 January 2016, Official Report, column 1152, on subsidies for low carbon power, what recent...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether the entering into force of the agreement between the UK and EDF to proceed with Hinkley Point C is conditional on the...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what plans she has for long-term sustainable household energy efficiency measures in the period after 2017.

      Power Failures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on contingency plans for power cuts; and if she will make a statement.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Bill of Rights: Public Consultation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on the application of Government guidance on public consultations to the...

    • Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has undertaken a value for money assessment of the National Citizen Service; and if he will make a statement.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much funding the National Citizen Service received in each of the last five years; how much it is estimated to receive in each of the next three...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have taken part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) in each of the last five years; how many people he estimates will take part in...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people of each age group and gender died from diabetes-related diseases in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs brought into the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme were found to be non-compliant with that scheme's requirements...

    • Ivory: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to (a) close the trade and sale of ivory and (b) end the importation of ivory from...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information her Department holds on the distribution of nitrogen and phosphates in the English river system since...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Torridge and West Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps she has taken to tackle bovine TB in Torridge and West Devon constituency; and if she will make a statement.

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of additional algae in river and pond systems since the recent...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that small businesses can access flood insurance.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she has taken to secure alternative supplies of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine for the purpose of...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with flood insurers on the launch of Flood Re in April 2016.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department and the Rural Payments Agency will issue partial payments to farmers that have not been paid by early...

      Algae: Poole Harbour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government will (a) fund or (b) conduct algal harvesting in order to improve water quality in Poole Harbour.

      Milk: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support milk producers in ensuring milk prices in supermarkets are maintained.

      Flood Control: Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to work with farmers and land owners in areas susceptable to flooding to encourage them...

      Flood Control: Hill Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing the use of upland management schemes in areas susceptible...

  • Department of Health

    • Lung Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the effects of nivolumab on one year survival rates for lung cancer.

    • Cervical Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to support Cervical Cancer Awareness Week on 24 to 30 January 2016.

      Incontinence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were diagnosed with urinary incontinence in each clinical commissioning group area in each of the last five years; and what the cost was...

      Incontinence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were admitted to hospital for falls and fractures associated with urinary incontinence in each of the last five years; and what the cost...

      Urinary System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were admitted to hospital for catheter-associated urinary tract infections in each of the last five years; and what the cost was of...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will engage with the #itaffectsme campaign on raising awareness of mental health issues.

      Mental Health Services: Pregnant Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2016 to Question 23676, when the work being undertaken by Health Education England and NHS England to which he...

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients: Personal Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which organisation is responsible for the personal property of people detained under the Mental Health Act 2007.

      Fathers: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many men take their own lives in the first year after the birth of their child.

      Social Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to amend social care charging guidance so that compensation awarded to military veterans injured before 6 April 2005 is...

      Health Services: Harrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assistance his Department has offered to Harrow Clinical Commissioning Group to help it avoid its projected deficit of £116.4 million by...

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were (a) eligible and (b) participated in the bowel cancer screening programme in (i) England and (ii) each of that programme's five hubs...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what grounds the discharge of youths from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is based on school years rather than date of birth; and...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department and its executive agencies spent on advertising to promote awareness of the health risks associated with alcohol in each of the...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people from BAME communities registered to become organ donors in each of the last five years; and what assessment he has made of trends in such...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will discuss with his counterparts in the devolved administrations steps to ensure that programmes such as Young People's Improving Access to...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made on establishing ex gratia financial support for people who were affected prior to 1991 by (a) HIV and (b) hepatitis...

      Junior Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of junior doctors have taken a break from NHS training after completing their foundation year in each of the last 10 years for which...

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people applied to study medicine at university in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

      NHS: Logos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many companies have been ordered by the NHS Identity Team to stop using the NHS logo in the last three years.

      NHS: Logos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department issues to pharmacy services on sending direct mail marketing to customers and targeting potential customers using the NHS logo.

      NHS: Logos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines are issued by the NHS Identity Team on the use of the NHS logo (a) on stationery used by pharmacy services and (b) in direct marketing mail.

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the total beneficiaries from the Thalidomide Health Grants in each year since its inception; and if he will make...

      NHS: Logos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the NHS Identity Team monitors and enforces (a) direct marketing mail from and (b) other activities of a company which has been ordered to stop using...

      Ambulance Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many deaths were recorded of (a) patients awaiting the arrival of an ambulance and (b) patients in an ambulance from the London Ambulance Service...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the five most common types of medication prescription were which were issued in (a) England, (b) London and (c) each London borough in each year...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Students: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what help and advice is available to Muslim students who wish to progress to higher education but for whom an interest-bearing student loan would be a...

  • Department for Education

    • Pre-school Education: Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are currently taking to improve support to children with disabilities in their early years.

    • Academies: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the financial advantages of a school converting to academy status.

      Headteacher Boards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the minutes of headteacher board meetings are sufficiently detailed and transparent for the benefit of parents and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what conclusions they have drawn from the document Future Operating Environment 2035 published by the Ministry of Defence on 14 December 2015.

    • Cyprus: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to abandoning one or both of the Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus to facilitate a political settlement on the island.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in tackling problem gambling.

    • Gaming: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to introduce regulation for the social gaming industry.

      Gaming Machines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to publish an updated policy on fixed odds betting terminals.

      Public Records

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 13 January (HL4703 and HL4704), what were the other administrative reasons for retaining...

      Public Records

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 13 January (HL4703 and HL4704), whether the decisions not to transfer records to the National...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the changes in leadership in the Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency, whether they remain confident that the regulation...

  • Department of Health

    • Commissioning Support Units

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the review of the NHS Commissioning Board’s policy on the autonomy of Commissioning Support Units will impact those units' options for becoming...

    • Commissioning Support Units

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been spent by Commissioning Support Units (CSUs) on external management consultancies since they were established; and how much of that was...

      South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 17 November 2015 (HL3303), whether Monitor has decided on (1) the terms of reference of the...

      NHS England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to review the powers of the Chief Executive of NHS England in terms of making public policy statements.

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