Written answers

Thursday, 4 February 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • North Sea: Offshore Suppliers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the Brazilian government's enforcement of domestic cabotage legislation on the offshore supply...

    • Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with which private bus operators his Department has discussed the planned Buses Bill.

      Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Network Rail on improved responsiveness for emergency repairs; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with train operating companies on improving the claim process for compensation for delays; and if he will make a statement.

      Aviation: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on the price of airline tickets of the falling price of oil.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to address the congestion and air quality impacts of increases in numbers of private hire vehicles.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has recently made of the effectiveness of taxi and private hire vehicle regulations relating to passenger safety.

      Taxis: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Transport for London's press release of 20 January 2016, TfL sets out plans to modernise and enhance London's private hire industry,...

      Southern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the revenue raised by Southern Rail in the last five years was passed back to GTR by his Department.

      Cycling and Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the level of planned investment by local enterprise partnerships in cycling and walking infrastructure...

      North Sea: Offshore Suppliers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the low oil price since summer 2014 on the number of UK seafarers employed on offshore supply...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations his Department has received on the protection of hedgehogs in Regent's Park from trucks using the London Zoo car park for the...

      A591

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many representations he has received on reopening the A591.

      Volkswagen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions the Vehicle and Certification Agency has had with Volkswagen on the funding of the vehicle retesting programme.

      British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 2 of the actions of the meeting of the Rail Delivery Group National Taskforce of 30 September 2015, what the effect of the...

      Uber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many meetings Ministers and officials of his Department have had with representatives of Uber since July 2015.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2016 to Question 24477, which railway stations in which regions are fitted with ITSO-compliant smartcard readers.

      Office of Rail and Road

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects his Department's review of the Office of Rail and Road to conclude.

      Southern: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many passengers submitted Delay/Repay claims to Southern Railway in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14 and (e) 2014-15.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the minutes of the meeting of the Rail Delivery Group of 22 December 2015, whether the letter outlining the Government's...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times Warnings Index checks have been suspended (a) in the UK, (b) at each port, (c) at each airport and (d) nationally in each of...

    • UK Border Force: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff there were in the UK Border Force and its predecessor in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13, (e) 2013-14, (f)...

      Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish a response to each of the recommendations made in Stephen Shaw's Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable...

      Clearsprings Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints her Department has received regarding services provided under contract by Clearsprings from (a) service users and (b)...

      Action Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions officials from her Department have had with the City of London Police on the performance of Action Fraud in the last 12 months.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions she has visited an Immigration Removal Centre since becoming Home Secretary.

      Animal Experiments: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 12 of Advice Note: 05/2015 on the Harm-Benefit Analysis Process, how many project licence applications were...

      Higher Education: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of policing on university campuses following the violent protests and criminal damage by demonstrators at an...

      Zika Virus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken at border controls to prevent the Zika virus entering the UK.

      Marriage Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason she has not yet brought forward proposals to include the names of mothers on their children's marriage certificates.

      Emergency Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what safeguards are in place to ensure no shortfalls occur in future in the pensions of firefighters and police officers.

      Immigration: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people with spouses or partners with UK citizenship have been granted a visa to enter the UK in each of the last five years.

      Deportation: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people with spouses or partners with UK citizenship have been removed from the UK in each of the last five years.

      Police: Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what requirements her Department places on police officers to take regular driving tests.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Russia: Theatre Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on Russian violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

    • Bulgaria: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise with the government of Bulgaria the issue of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community being denied the right to register...

      Maldives: Human Rights

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

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4 January 2016 to Question 20771, how many staff are employed in the Coalition Communications Cell;...

      Libya: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance the Government is giving to Libya for protection of oil fields and production lines in that country.

      Hong Kong: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in China on the recent disappearance of five people who work for a Hong Kong...

      Russia: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Romanian government about a NATO Black Sea fleet.

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4 January 2016 to Question 20769, how many individuals have been subject to sanctions imposed by the...

      NATO Countries: Political Parties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the level of Russian funding for political groups in NATO member states who oppose...

      Russia: Propaganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to counter Russian propaganda directed at the UK or at NATO.

      Turkey: Merchant Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Turkish government on access to the Black Sea for merchant shipping.

      Russia: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the BBC and NATO on more effective use of the BBC World Service to counter inaccurate...

      Russia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Russia on human rights violations in that country.

      Sri Lanka: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2015 to Question 16355, how his Department monitors the situation of detainees in Sri...

      Sri Lanka: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what further steps he intends to take to encourage the Sri Lankan authorities to review the Prevention of Terrorism Act 1978.

      Sri Lanka: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effects of the steps the government of Sri Lanka has taken to return land currently...

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the steps the Sri Lankan authorities have taken to implement the...

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department plans to take to support the implementation of UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 on Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the implications of the announcement by Sri Lanka's President Sirisena that he will not...

      Sri Lanka: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his (a) Sri Lankan and (b) UN Human Rights Council counterparts regarding the...

      Travel Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his Department will update its travel checklist to include advice and warnings about the danger posed by carbon monoxide...

      Sri Lanka: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the prevalence of torture in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the government of Sri Lanka's efforts to fulfil its commitments on...

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Israeli government on tackling the spread of Daesh in the Middle East.

      Zika Virus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts (a) in South America and (b) elsewhere on steps to prevent the spread of the...

      Tunisia: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK citizens reported themselves to the British Consulate in Ibiza as victims of crime in each of the last five years;...

      Germany: Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his German counterpart on compensation for thalidomide survivors in the last year; and if he...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2016 to Question 24112, if he will make an assessment of responsibility for damage to...

  • Attorney General

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Easter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the implications are for the Government's policy of bringing into force provisions of the Easter Act 1928 to fix a date for...

    • Exports: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what support his Department is providing to businesses to increase exports to developing economies.

      Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he plans to take to widen access to sources of alternative finance.

      Green Investment Bank: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans his Department has to ensure that a privatised Green Investment Bank will work to open major new investment options...

      Green Investment Bank: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what effect the European Commission's decision to grant the Green Investment Bank scope to operate with aided capital until...

      Green Investment Bank: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans his Department has to ensure that a privatised Green Investment Bank will support the UK's cities, regions and...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Tableware

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of the tableware used in his Department is made in the UK.

      Overseas Trade: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the UK ceramics industry of China being granted Market Economy Status.

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme: Ceramics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with representatives of the UK ceramics industry on the effect of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he has made an assessment of the projects with which the Green Investment Bank has been involved which would not have...

      Motor Vehicles: Trade Competitiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the relative competitiveness of the UK automotive industry.

      Green Investment Bank: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the ability of a privatised Green Investment Bank to address market failures in the low carbon...

      Green Investment Bank: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will allocate all funds raised by privatisation of the Green Investment Bank to green technologies in the UK.

      Further Education: Mergers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on measures to ensure that banks and other financial...

      Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his Department's planned expenditure on the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit is for (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18, (c)...

      Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of how many full time police officers will work in the Police Intellectual Property Crime...

      Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many successful convictions were secured by the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c)...

      Students: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of mechanisms by which a disabled student can challenge a failure to make...

      Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many cases heard by the Office of the Independent Adjudicator were closed within three months in (a) 2014 and (b) 2015.

      Iron and Steel: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he last discussed import duties on steel reinforcing bars with the European Commission.

      Floods and Weather: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to businesses in Cumbria of recent flooding and severe weather.

  • Department for International Development

    • International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the implications are for the timescale of projects her Department funds in developing countries of the 15 year timescale that has...

    • Malawi: Inflation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of high inflation in Malawi.

      Malawi: Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to address the prevalence of hunger in Malawi.

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans the Government has to contribute to the funding agreed at the Paris Climate Conference in December 2015 to assist...

      Middle East: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to Christian communities in Iraq and Syria.

      Developing Countries: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department is taking part in cross-departmental work to promote stability and good governance in fragile and conflict...

  • Department for Education

    • Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps are being taken in primary schools to address obesity.

    • STEM Subjects: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to work with schools and teacher training providers to (a) increase the number of science and mathematics teachers...

      STEM Subjects: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Your Life campaign in changing the perceptions of STEM subjects amoung young people.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of the available funding for the Pupil Premium Summer School Programme was spent in 2015; and how much was spent on food provision for...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding was available for the Pupil Premium Summer School Programme in 2015.

      English Baccalaureate: Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will ensure that creative subjects are included in the new Ebac; and if she will make a statement.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the relevant per pupil outturn expenditure on Education Services Grant-supported activities for the highest, median and lowest spending local...

      Carers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will consider including young adult carers in the vulnerable bursary criteria for the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund.

      Children in Care: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many care leavers in part or full-time training or employment aged between 19 and 21 in (a) 2014 and (b) 2015 were former unaccompanied...

      Children in Care: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many care leavers in part or full-time education other than higher education aged between 19 and 21 in (a) 2014 and (b) 2015 were former...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the recruitment target for the Future Teaching Scholars programme is for 2015-16.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in England are educated at home; whether those children undertake the national tests that children in schools undertake; and whether...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many complaints on what subjects the Independent Monitoring Board of each prison received from prisoners in the last 12 months for which figures are...

    • Mental Health: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2016 to Question 24627, on mental health: tribunals, if he will make it his policy to record this information.

      Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend further the Criminal Justice Act 2015 in relation to online harassment and internet...

      Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) arrests and (b) convictions have been made under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 in each month since May 2013.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appellants in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England are waiting for the Tribunals Service to list their first-tier tribunal...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time was for the Tribunals Service to administer a First-tier Tribunal-Social Security and Child Support appeal in respect of...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of appeals to the Tribunals Service from appellants in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England regarding (i) Personal...

      Prisoners: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons use animals as part of their rehabilitation schemes; and which animals are used in such schemes.

      Prisoners: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) assaults and (b) serious assaults on prisoners by other prisoners were recorded at HMP Cardiff during each of the last three years.

      Prisoners: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) assaults and (b) serious assaults on prison officers were recorded at HMP Cardiff during each of the last three years.

      Swansea Prison: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) assaults and (b) serious assaults by prisoners on other prisoners were recorded at HMP Swansea during each of the last three years.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of prison staff at each band were BAME in (i) 2010 and (ii) the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Cardiff Prison: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners from HMP Cardiff attended A&E departments as a consequence of the use of psychoactive substances in each year from 2013 to 2015.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to commence section 67 of the Serious Crime Act 2015.

      Juries: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people called for Jury service were in receipt of (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) income support, (d)...

      Legal Aid Scheme: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Duty Provider Crime Contracts have been awarded to companies in (a) the West Midlands, (b) the city of Birmingham and (c) Birmingham, Hodge...

  • Scotland Office

    • State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will take steps to provide compensation for people in Scotland who have lost out financially as a result of the increase in the women's pension age.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • UK City of Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is undertaking to assist local authorities in preparing bids for the 2021 UK City of Culture.

    • Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what preparations the Government is making for the auction of 5G spectrum.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons the universal service obligation for broadband was set at 10mb; and if he will make it his policy to increase the...

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all areas of the UK benefit from the award of 2.3 and 3.4 GHz spectrum bands.

      UK City of Culture: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what the £1 million funding provided to the City of Hull to create a legacy as part of its status as the 2017 UK City of...

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he will implement section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 on awards of costs; and if he will make a statement.

      Arts Council England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the income that Arts Council of England will receive from National Lottery funding in (a)...

      BBC: Royal Charters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the BBC on an extension of the current BBC Charter period by order of the Queen in Council.

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to publish the UK Digital Strategy.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the triple lock pension policy of the number of pensioners living in poverty in (a) Windsor, (b)...

    • Housing Benefit: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the contribution made by the hon. Member for Great Yarmouth on 27 January 2015, Official Report, column 259, what the terms...

      Personal Independence Payment: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information he holds on the average length of time allocated for face-to-face appointments for personal independence payment claimants...

      Supported Housing: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the proportion of the actual cost of living in supported accommodation that will be met by discretionary...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's legal costs were in the case Susan Rutherford, Paul Rutherford and Warren Todd and Appellant A v Secretary of State for...

      Supported Housing: Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answers of 28 January 2016 to Questions 24029 and 24048, what (a) financial assessment, (b) cost-benefit assessment and (c)...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of the cost resulting from the reduction in the work allowance of universal credit relates to (a) new claimants to universal...

      Universal Credit: Transitional Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to provide transitional protection for tax credit recipients who have been naturally migrated onto universal credit.

      Carer's Allowance: Earnings Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the oral contribution of 7 December 2015, Official Report, column 699, if he will place in the Library summary information on (a)...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, under what change of circumstances a tax credit claimant will naturally be migrated onto universal credit.

      Universal Credit: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the number of times a universal credit claimant has been paid housing benefit and housing costs at...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants his Department estimates will have moved on to universal credit by the end of 2017.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, following changes to universal credit taking effect in April 2016, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the number of...

      Social Security Benefits: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2016 to Question 23991, whether calls to make a claim for benefit are free for all (a) pay-as-you-go...

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will implement the provisions of the Pensions Act 2014 on removal of the cap to the Pension Protection Fund.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many of her officials are engaged in preparing the Government's next Climate Change Risk Assessment.

    • Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2015 to Question 18118, when she plans to announce the level of funding for flood...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2015 to Question 16031, how much the Environment Agency spent directly on maintaining...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the total spending allocation her Department has made to supporting communities affected by recent floods...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Leeds North West of 12 January 2016 on meeting hon. Members...

      Plastic Bags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the reduction in single-use plastic carrier bag usage in England since the carrier...

      Pollinators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the National Pollinator Strategy since its introduction.

      Flood Control: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many acres of farmland she plans will be protected by government investment in flood defences over the next six years.

      National Wildlife Crime Unit: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to continue funding the National Wildlife Crime Unit.

      Milk: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress she has made on ensuring that farmers receive a fair price for milk.

      Flood Control: Earby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of flood defences in Earby.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many home fire safety checks were completed by fire and rescue services in 2013-14.

    • Young People: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many Youth Diversion events were undertaken by English fire and rescue services in 2013-14.

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many statutory Fire Safety Inspections were carried out by English fire and rescue services in 2013-14.

      Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average response time to dwelling fires was for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service in 2013-14.

      Fire Services: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what arrangements have been made to ensure that fire cover remains available whilst fire crews are responding to major floods.

      Fire Services: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he and his ministerial colleagues have had with the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect reductions in public spending have had on the ability of fire and rescue services to...

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the progress made by the Troubled Families initiative in the Peterborough City Council area...

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department provides to local planning authorities on whether (a) a Local Plan and (b) other local planning...

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued on whether the existence of extant planning permission for development in the Green...

      Private Rented Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress he has made on empowering tenants in the private rented sector to ensure landlords carry out reasonable repairs.

      Regional Planning and Development: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Greater Manchester Combined Authority is legally required to consult all councillors in the 10 metropolitan...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what specific funding has been allocated to provide support for rough sleepers in each year since 2010.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to strengthen planning regulations in respect of air quality considerations when...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2016 to Question 23606, if he will estimate the proportion of housing association tenants...

      Local Authorities: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have requested (a) the removal of and (b) increased flexibility for trades union facilitation time...

      Local Government: Constituencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to respond to people in Moseley in Birmingham who have written to him to express their opposition to proposed...

      Mortgages: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average size of mortgages in each London borough was in (a) 2010 and (b) the last year for which figures are available.

      Social Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the change was in real terms expenditure on social care (a) overall and (b) per 1,000 head of population aged 65 or over...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the change in real terms spending on children's service (a) overall and (b) per 1,000 head of population aged 0 to 19 was...

      Homelessness: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the change in the number of BME households who have (a) applied and (b) been accepted for homeless status was in each...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department spent on advertising the Right to Buy scheme for council and housing association tenants in each month...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Russia: NATO

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions the Government has had with NATO on reductions to the number of Russian nuclear strike missiles.

    • Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department is providing to Christian militias in the fight against Daesh in Iraq and Syria.

      Aircraft Carriers: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the country of manufacture was of the non-British steel used in the construction of (a) HMS Queen Elizabeth and (b) HMS Prince of Wales.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost was of alterations and refits to the six naval Type 45 destroyers to ensure they are fit for purpose.

      Type 45 Destroyers: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for how many days (a) HMS Daring, (b) HMS Dauntless, (c) HMS Diamond, (d) HMS Dragon, (e) HMS Defender and (f) HMS Duncan were deployed on operations in...

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many operational defects (a) HMS Daring, (b) HMS Dauntless, (c) HMS Diamond, (d) HMS Dragon, (e) HMS Defender and (f) HMS Duncan have reported in...

      Type 45 Destroyers: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for how many days (a) HMS Daring, (b) HMS Dauntless, (c) HMS Diamond, (d) HMS Dragon, (e) HMS Defender and (f) HMS Duncan underwent (i) planned...

      Warships: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of steel used in the manufacture of (a) Scout, (b) the Type 26 Frigate, (c) the new Tide Class Tankers and (d) the new Offshore Patrol...

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 2 March 2015 to Question HL 5030, when he expects the upgrade work required on Type 45 destroyers to be completed;...

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 2 March 2015 to Question HL5030, how much his Department on the feasibility phase for undertaking a diesel generator...

  • HM Treasury

    • Public Sector: Redundancy Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has carried out benchmarking of the public sector exit payment cap against comparable private sector roles.

    • Welfare Tax Credits: Lone Parents

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many lone parents have received letters from Concentrix since 1 January 2015 questioning their reported living arrangements and requesting proof that...

      Stock Market: China

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on developments in the stock market in that country.

      Companies: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which companies have had meetings with Ministers of his Department since May 2015 to discuss those companies' tax status.

      Multinational Companies: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with (a) Members of the European Parliament, (b) EU Commissioners and (c) EU finance ministers on making public the rules for...

      Google: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff at which grades were involved in the recent investigation into Google's tax arrangements.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the size was of Concentrix's backlog of tax credit claims in December 2015.

      Revenue and Customs: ICT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what Google operating systems are used by HM Revenue and Customs; and when use of those systems commenced.

      Mortgages

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of mineral rights on mortgage lending.

      Tax Collection

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions (a) HM Revenue and Customs and (b) other parts of the Government have had with Google on systems for collection of tax in the UK.

      Clearsprings Group

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether (a) Clearsprings (Management) Ltd and (b) Clearsprings (Ready Homes) Ltd are under investigation by HM Revenue and Customs.

      Business: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many prosecutions have arisen from investigations undertaken by HM Revenue and Customs Large Business Service in each of the last three years; and what...

      Flood Control

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Barnett Formula applies to government funding of emergency flood relief.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Community Relations

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to ensure that its buildings are open for wider community use.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Nuclear Power: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will list by title the documents requested and not released under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 relating to (a) nuclear...

    • Sellafield: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the Government target is for the procurement of goods and services from the local Sellafield Ltd supply chain; how this target is...

      Sellafield: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assistance the Government has made available to local supply chain companies not able to participate in the Sellafield Ltd goods...

      Sellafield: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what proportion of goods and services has been procured from (a) companies in the local supply chain and (b) small and medium-sized...

      Sellafield: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the annual budget of Sellafield was in each year since 2010.

      Carbon Sequestration: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what funding the Government has provided for carbon capture and storage research and development projects not based in the UK since 2010.

      Sellafield: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much was spent by Sellafield Ltd on supply chain services in each of the last six years; what proportion of that expenditure in...

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2016 to Question 23662, if she will make an assessment of the risk of coal sourced by owners of...

      Coal Fired Power Stations: Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will discuss with her German counterpart the steps the German government plans to take to ensure that it can meet its carbon...

      Power Stations: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of how much dispatchable electricity capacity will be lost in 2016 due to planned power station closures.

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the total dispatchable electricity capacity was in January (a) 2013, (b) 2014, (c) 2015 and (d) 2016; and what estimate she has...

      Nuclear Power: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions she has had with (a) bodies in the Northern Ireland Assembly and (b) the Northern Ireland Environment Agency on the...

      Wind Power: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what research her Department has conducted or commissioned on the effect of the early closure of the Northern Ireland Renewables...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what (a) number and (b) proportion of civil servants will be affected by the Government's proposed exit payment cap.

    • Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the main causes of death are for (a) men and (b) women aged (i) five to 19 and (ii) 20 to 34 in England.

      Senior Civil Servants: Greater London

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of people in the Senior Civil Service are based in London.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the current rate of men diagnosed with prostate cancer is and what the change in that rate over the last (a) five and (b) 10 years.

      Cabinet Office: Sky

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants in his Department have had with (i) James Murdoch and (ii) representatives from Sky UK Limited in...

      Polygamy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the number of men in the UK who are in polygamous marriages.

  • Department of Health

    • Gastrointestinal System: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people had gastrointestinal operations in each of the last five years.

    • Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the incidence of substance addiction in people aged over 50.

      Visual Impairment: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects that retinal implant chips will be available through the NHS to treat blindness.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to work with charities and campaigners on raising awareness and improving prevention of prostate cancer.

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many companies which comprised a single person were paid for services by NHS trusts in 2014-15.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2016 to Question 22716, if he will commission a survey on the effects of delays in the publication of the hepatitis...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how Academic Health Science Networks are able to contribute to the Accelerated Access Review.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the implications are for his policies on encouraging the recruitment and development of BAME and women at senior staffing levels in the NHS of the...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the recommendations from the Accelerated Access Review interim report and the Cancer Drugs Fund...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what lessons have been learned from the implementation of recommendations contained in NHS England's report, entitled Innovation, Health and Wealth,...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what targets his Department has for the transfer of documents between GP surgeries when a patient moves to a different area.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the devolved administrations in (a) Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) Northern Ireland on the speed and efficiency of transfer...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP surgeries have adopted the use of the GP2GP system developed by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to NHS's consultation, Specialised services policy and specifications, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the procedure...

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department plans to take in response to the report it commissioned entitled Evaluating the role and contribution of innovation to health...

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the spread of the six highest impact innovations identified in NHS England's report,...

      Soft Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions (a) Ministers, (b) Special Advisers and (c) senior officials in his Department have had with representatives of (i) the Food and Drink...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have died due to a hospital acquired infection in primary care trusts in (a) 2015, (b) 2014, (c) 2013, (d) 2012 and (e) 2011.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions the Breast Cancer Clinical Reference Group has had with organisations in the devolved administrations on the sharing of best practice.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of (a) how many cases of prostate cancer could be identified earlier by a national prostate cancer screening...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to (a) raise awareness and (b) prevent the prevalence of prostate cancer.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of patients in England book their GP appointments online.

      Sepsis: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of sepsis there were in children and infants under five years of age in each of the last five years.

      Sepsis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure opportunities for diagnosis and intervention in sepsis are detected.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the vacancy rates are in (a) child psychiatry, (b) child psychology and (c) mental health nursing for child and adolescent mental health services in...

      Sepsis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the implications for his policies are of the findings of the 2015 report from the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death,...

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which vaping or e-cigarette products the NHS can prescribe to help smokers quit; and what the process was for selecting those products.

      General Practitioners: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP surgeries (a) closed, (b) opened and (c) merged in (i) London, (ii) each London borough and (iii) each Trust area in London in each year...

      Mental Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of grants awarded by the National Institute for Health Research have been in connection with mental health in the current year; and what...

      Mental Illness: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice his Department gives to employers on supporting employees who return to work after a period of mental illness.

      Vitamin B12

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to raise awareness of B12 vitamin deficiency.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2016 to Question 23898, what (a) estimate he has made and (b) target he has set for the number of the liaison...

      NHS: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the recorded interest rates of all PFI-financed projects in operation and commissioned by the NHS.

      Barts Health NHS Trust: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings (a) he or (b) others in his Department had with Innisfree Ltd in which public finance initiative funding for Barts Health NHS Trust was...

  • Department for Transport

    • Taxis: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what safety and background checks are carried out on people renewing taxi driver licences or applying for new taxi driver licences in the UK.

    • Railways: Directors

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether current railway legislation permits a managing director of a railway undertaking to hold a senior management position on the infrastructure...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how their work on the governance part of the European Fourth railway package will facilitate UK train operating companies...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many vehicle testing kits are available to the government agencies responsible for checking whether vehicles comply with EU emission standards.

      Eurostar: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which authorities are responsible for safeguarding unaccompanied children on the concourse at St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International and Ashford...

      Skipton-Colne Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to which body the ownership of the former railway line between Colne and the former Lancashire/West Riding of Yorkshire county boundary at County Brook...

      A1: Nottinghamshire

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 22 July 2015 (HL1470), whether the review of the failures that caused the cost of the recent A1...

      Roads: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 June 2015 (HL105), what trunk road improvement schemes there have been in the last five years,...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Tenant Services Authority: Redundancy Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total value of redundancy payments made to former employees of the Tenant Services Authority as a result of the decision to abolish that...

    • Housing: Floods

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of new houses built in each of the years from 2010 to 2015 were built on floodplains, and whether they expect that proportion to change in...

      English Language: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to distribute the £20 million funding for English lessons for women speakers of other languages; which bodies will be responsible for...

      Community Relations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the levels of social cohesion in towns in Britain, such as Boston in Lincolnshire.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 22 January (HL4827), what are the contents of those statements by the United Nations Special...

    • Samir Awad

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning the charges brought against those convicted of the killing of Samir Awad.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the claim by a resident in Bardala that the Israeli army and water company have...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the demolition of a Palestinian tree nursery by the Israel Defence Forces that had...

      Nasser Nawaj'a

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel following the arrest and detention of Nasser Nawaj’a.

      Mohammad Faisal Abu Sakha

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the detention of Mohammad Faisal Abu Sakha.

      British Overseas Territories: Exclusive Economic Zone

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the National Maritime Intelligence Centre is providing comprehensive surface coverage of the Exclusive Economic Zones of dependent territories to...

      Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 22 January (HL4827), what assessment they have made of the capacity of the United Nations...

      EU Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many UK civil servants are seconded to the European Commission.

      Nato

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether any of the UK's fellow members of NATO are currently using military force against their own citizens.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the overall level of public funding for apprenticeships in (1) England, and (2) the construction sector, for apprentices aged (a) 16 to 18, (b) 19...

    • Trade Union Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when work on the impact assessment for the Trade Union Bill was commissioned.

      Trade Union Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the original date set for the publication of the impact assessment for the Trade Union Bill.

      Trade Union Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government for how many officials working on the impact assessment for the Trade Union Bill is it taking up 75 per cent or more of their working time.

      Trade Union Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which ministers have reviewed sections or drafts of the impact assessment for the Trade Union Bill, and when.

      Trade Union Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many officials have worked on the impact assessment for the Trade Union Bill (1) in total, and (2) by job title; and how many hours, and over what...

      Trade Union Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps have been taken to speed up completion of the impact assessment for the Trade Union Bill.

      Medicine: Research

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to ensure parity between funding for physical health and mental health research following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework...

      Mental Health: Research

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why clinical research in mental health is scheduled to receive a tariff 32 per cent lower than for other clinical medicine subjects, including dentistry and...

      English Language: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the expenditure on the provision of English courses for speakers of other languages (1) in further education colleges and other public sector...

      Trade Union Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills was first informed that the impact assessment for the Trade Union Bill...

      Trade Union Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the figures quoted in the impact assessment for the Trade Union Bill were verified by a third party.

      Trade Union Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which special advisers have had access to drafts of the impact assessment for the Trade Union Bill.

      Trade Union Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many drafts of the impact assessment for the Trade Union Bill there have been, and when each was completed and reviewed.

      Labour Party: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what role Ministers have played in verifying the impact of clauses 10 and 11 of the Trade Union Bill on Labour Party funding.

      Trade Union Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which special advisers have had meetings or otherwise communicated with officials conducting the impact assessment for the Trade Union Bill.

      Further Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the timescale for carrying out reviews of post-16 education and training institutions.

      Post Offices: Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Post Office about addressing the problem of financial exclusion.

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pupils have gone missing from school registers in the last 10 years in total, and in each year.

    • Schools: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the planned process and timetable for consideration of a national funding formula for schools in England.

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) teachers, and (2) Personal, Health and Social Education teachers, currently practising in schools in England, have qualified teacher status.

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many schools in England are using non-specialist teachers to cover teaching vacancies.

      Teachers: Resignations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many teachers have left the profession within five years of qualifying in each year since 2009.

      Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made, broken down by region and subject, of the current levels of qualified teachers.

      Teachers: Job Satisfaction

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of current morale in the teaching profession.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the School Direct programme is ensuring a sufficient supply of teachers for schools in England.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking in response to (1) the finding of the National Autistic Society publication School report 2015, in particular on parents' and...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to increase the take-up of personal budgets and direct payments, in particular for educational provision, in line with section...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to ensure that Education Health and Care plans, in particular for young people transferring to post-16 and post-19 provision,...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to ensure that local offers published under the statutory duty on local authorities in the Children and Families Act 2014 meet...

      Gcse

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of candidates in (1) 2013, (2) 2014, and (3) 2015, achieved grade A*-C or a pass for (a) seven or more GCSEs, (b) five or six GCSEs, (c) four...

      Age of Criminal Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the age of criminal responsibility and its consequences are taught to pupils in schools.

      Schools: Performance Standards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of (1) maintained schools, (2) faith schools, and (3) academies, were rated as outstanding following an Ofsted inspection in 2014–15.

      Schools: Collective Worship

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 20 January (HL5274), whether it is still a legal requirement to have a daily act of collective worship in...

      Home Education: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial support is available for children whose parents choose for their child to be tutored at home.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • David Kelly Death Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was paid for the inquiry into the death of Dr David Kelly in 2003 to (1) the government legal team and (2) the chairman.

    • Prisoners: Crimes of Violence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many extra days or weeks imprisonment have been given to prisoners for assaults committed on (1) fellow prisoners, and (2) prison staff, in each of the...

      Prostitution: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) prosecutions, and (2) convictions, there have been in Wales under section 53A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in each year since 2010, and what...

      Prostitution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have been (1) arrested, (2) charged, and (3) convicted, under section 53A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in each year since the provision...

  • The Lord Chairman of Committees

    • House of Lords: Flowers

      To ask the Chairman of Committees how much has been spent by the House of Lords on floristry services on the Parliamentary estate for each of the last five years for which figures are available.

    • House of Lords: Flowers

      To ask the Chairman of Committees when the current contract for floristry services is due for renewal.

      Parliament: Paint

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what assessment he has made of the case for creating a circular economy for leftover paint in Parliament, in the light of the recommendations made in the British...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to publish results against each of the key performance indicators highlighted in the policy document Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an...

  • Home Office

    • Overseas Domestic Workers Visa Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to respond to the Ewins review of overseas domestic work visas.

    • Crime

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 29 December 2015 (HL4764), whether they will list the social and environmental influences that they take into...

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to prevent hostels requiring asylum seekers to wear red wristbands before providing food and to stop property companies singling...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 25 January (HL5200), whether they have had regard to the preaching and teaching of Wahhabism in...

      Police and Crime Panels

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to assess how effectively Police and Crime Panels have exercised their powers of scrutiny over the decisions and actions of Police...

  • Department of Health

    • Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the costs, rather than the tariff, of a cancer molecular profile using (1) a whole tumour-normal pair using Illumina technology at 70× tumour...

    • Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of how many cancer patients could receive a molecular test on Genomics England’s cancer sequencing budget for 2016 if...

      Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the cancer panel test used at the main NHS tertiary hospitals will provide the vast majority of clinically actionable information in a tumour genome,...

      Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many successful tumour-normal genomes Genomics England has sequenced, interpreted and returned to patients to date; how long on average it has taken to...

      Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) definitive, and (2) actionable, diagnoses are made for every 1,000 genomes sequenced as part of the rare disease arm of 100,000 Genomes Project;...

      Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the costs per test in rare disease treatment using (1) whole genome, (2) whole exome, and (3) medical exome, sequencing; and if those figures are...

      Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase awareness of different cancers and their symptoms through media sources, specifically radio, television, and internet...

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of possible causes that may prevent the elderly, especially men, from seeking advice on health; and what steps they are taking...

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