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Written answers

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of local authorities that bid for pothole funding in 2014-15 were successful.

    • Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress the Government has made on an impact analysis and consultation on changes to current pavement parking legislation since the withdrawal...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the criteria are by which his Department measures the level of service provided by rail franchises operating.

      NHS: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether recent changes to Government Buying Standards to encourage the uptake of safer vehicles will apply to the NHS.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what statutory arrangements are in place to penalise rail franchises which consistently perform poorly; and how often such arrangements have been...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure train companies have simple and easily comprehensible ticketing policies and offer the cheapest ticket for any...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to make it easier for passengers to access the cheapest tickets available for any requested journey.

      Taxis: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2016 to Question 23012, which options the Government is discussing with the Mayor; and what information his...

      European New Car Assessment Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in what way his Department participates in the European New Car Assessment Programme; and what his policy is on changes to the criteria for awarding...

      Aviation: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps to encourage people to become pilots.

      Transport: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to (a) monitor and (b) help limit increases in costs for (i) airport parking and (ii) train travel.

      Air Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will raise the ceiling at which aircraft may be vectored from 4,000 to 7,000 feet.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to protect people living in the vicinity of (a) Heathrow and (b) RAF Northolt from (i) drones and (ii)...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on public safety of placing the regulation of (a) drones and (b) unmanned aerial vehicles within...

      Bus Services: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria local authorities will be expected to meet in order to implement bus franchising in their areas; and whether their performance against...

      Bus Services: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the effect of bus franchising on the vehicle...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to maintain a strong commercial bus market.

      Transport: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2015 to Question 15641, what estimate he has made of the projected transport budget per capita in Greater...

      Air Safety Support International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, where each office of Air Safety Support International is located; and what the annual budget is of each such office.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Highways England document, Cycling Strategy: our approach, published in January 2016, what steps his Department is taking to...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) deaths, (b) missing persons incidents and (c) sexual assaults or serious crimes against the person have been reported against UK citizens...

      Public Transport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2015 to Question 18454, what progress his Department is making on updating the Accessibility Action Plan; and...

      British Transport Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has requested the British Transport Police to set out options for a reduction in the British Transport Police budget.

      Southern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2016 to Question 23955, how much of those revenues were directed to his Department as fines for poor performance.

      British Transport Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2016 to Question 24232, how much has been allocated for overall expenditure in the 2016-17 budget for the British...

      Crossrail 2 Line: Woking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of implementing the recommendations of Surrey County Council's Surrey Rail Strategy: Crossrail 2...

      Speed Limits: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many London boroughs have implemented a 20 mph speed limit; how many attempted prosecutions there have been for exceeding such speed limits in...

      British Transport Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2016 to Question 24232 from the hon. Member for Dewsbury and Mirfield, what budget has been set for the British...

      Luton Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions his Department has had with Network Rail on improvements to Luton station.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to respond to the report by the Law Commission on taxi and private hire services, published in May 2014.

      Shipping: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2016 to Question 24307, if he will publish on his Departmental website the existing guidance produced by his...

      Southeastern: Railway Track

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport of 28 January 2016, Official Report, column 523,...

      Railways: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2016 to Question 24776, whether his Department has made or plans to make a financial contribution to Transport...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date the (a) Cycle Proofing Working Group and (b) Cycling Health sub-group last met.

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding has been allocated to cycling safety from 2015 to 2020.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Domestic Violence: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many domestic violence refuge places there were in (a) West Sussex and (b) Mid Sussex on 1 January (i) 2010 and (ii) 2016.

    • Community Land Trusts: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of brownfield sites in the West Sussex County Council area have been re-designated as community land trusts in...

      Floods: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to make a decision on whether to formally apply for EU Solidarity Funding to support communities affected by...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Hong Kong: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Chinese government on the human rights situation in Hong Kong and the alleged abduction...

    • Tunisia: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his Department's policy to (a) increase economic support to Tunisia and (b) urge the EU to consider...

      India: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has had discussions with the Indian authorities on the use of section 7 of the Armed Forces Special...

      Bahrain: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of the technical assistance programme for the Bahraini police and...

      EEA Nationals: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department has provided to the European Commission on whether criteria for triggering the proposed...

      Diplomatic Service: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of total postings and how many ambassadors have held Operational level (C1) examination passes in the official...

      Diplomatic Service: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the duration of ambassadorial postings (a) where HM Ambassador is a speaker of the official...

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Bahraini authorities on the planned execution of Mohammad Ramadan and...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether UK personnel were involved in checking the target selections for any (a) deliberate and (b) unintended breaches of...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2016 to Question 23665, in which 33 different languages his Department has Operational...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what financial assistance his Department has given to the Palestinian Authority in each of the last five years for which...

      Palestinians: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on the extent of radicalisation in the Palestinian Territories.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on renewed rocket fire attacks into Gaza in Israel.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on that region of recent violence in Israel and the West Bank.

      Middle East: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which (a) Israeli and (b) Palestinian non-governmental organisations and projects receiving funding from the Conflict Stability...

      Middle East: Conflict Pool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which (a) Israeli and (b) Palestinian non-governmental organisations and projects have received Conflict Pool funding in each...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government is providing to the government of Libya.

  • Attorney General

    • Rendition and Torture: Libya

      To ask the Attorney General, whether he has been consulted by the Crown Prosecution Service about a charging decision in Operation Lydd.

    • Sexual Offences

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps his Department plans to take in response to the recommendations in the report by HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate, entitled Thematic Review of the...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

  • Department for International Development

    • Pakistan: Poliomyelitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department is giving to the government of Pakistan to help ensure that polio vaccination programmes in that...

    • New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure the interests of small-scale farmers are fully represented in her Department's involvement in the...

      UN Commission on the Status of Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many of her Department's staff of each grade attended the Commission on the Status of Women in March 2016.

      Developing Countries: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has met relevant bodies to discuss the issue of the arms trade and development since giving evidence to the International...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the Prime Minister will make an assessment of the number of people in Syria who have been displaced as a result of UK military...

  • HM Treasury

    • Vat

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2016 to Question 22515, if he will estimate the amount paid out in supplements following the late payment of VAT...

    • Child Tax Credit: North East

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2015 to Question 19012, how many households in the North East and Houghton and Sunderland South constituency are in...

      Revenue and Customs: ICT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the replacement of the HM Revenue and Customs IT Aspire contract will be conducted; and whether it will be conducted in separate tranches.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of employers who self-reported their non-compliance with the national minimum wage as a result of the...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many telephone calls were made to HM Revenue and Customs' flooding tax helpline in each of the last five years; and what the average amount of time...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many telephone calls HM Revenue and Customs has received from (a) small businesses, (b) medium-sized businesses and (c) large businesses in each of the...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2016 to Question 22971, if he will require HM Revenue and Customs to collect data on the (a) the number of tax...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many phone calls were made to HM Revenue and Customs' High Net Worth Unit in each of the last five years; and what the average amount of time taken was...

      Business: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many commercial organisations have reached a negotiated settlement with HM Revenue and Customs on the amount of tax owed to the public purse since 2010.

      Patents: Corporation Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies have paid a lower rate of corporation tax as a result of the patent box initiative since its implementation.

      Business: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax investigations by the HM Revenue and Customs Large Business Service resulted in no additional tax due at the time of their conclusion in each...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress he is making on his Department's review of business rates; and when he plans to report the findings of that review to the House.

      Treasury: Sky

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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 each...

      Companies: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff of HM Revenue and Customs' Large Business Service worked on each of that service's investigations relating to the tax of companies in each of...

      Companies: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies using HM Revenue and Customs' Large Business Service are subject to investigations relating to their tax; and how long each of those...

      Illegal Money Lending Team

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2016 to Question 24171, whether the change in funding for the Illegal Money Lending Team will result in a change in its...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the planned business rate reforms announced in the 2015 Summer Budget have been amended.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to put measures in place to provide that the proposed higher rate stamp duty land tax will not apply when a purchaser who owns...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Administration of Justice: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department plans to take in response to the finding in the annual report to Parliament of the Lord Chief Justice, dated 16 January 2016,...

    • Magistrates: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the mandatory retirement age for magistrates from 70 to 75; and if he will make...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, further to the Government response of October 2013 to his Department's consultation on arrangements concerning whiplash injuries in England and Wales,...

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2016 to Question 22908, on prisoner escapes, if he will place a copy of the letter to the hon. Member for Romford...

      Legal Aid Scheme: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for legal aid were (a) made by and (b) granted to victims of people charged with domestic violence in each local authority area in...

      Police and Crime Commissioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he will announce the level of grant funding available to Police and Crime Commissioners; and if he will make a statement.

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's press release of 28 December 2015, Insurers vow to pass on whiplash reform saving, what the evidential basis is for...

      Personal Independence Payment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of personal independence payment appeals were successful in (a) Ogmore and (b) Wales in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Children: Advocacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing a registered intermediary when children are interviewed by police in sexual offence cases.

      Prisons: Drugs and Pornography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to prevent (a) illegal drugs and (b) pornography entering prisons.

      Witnesses: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support his Department provides to support children giving evidence in court in cases of a physical or sexual nature.

      Youth Custody: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many under-18s died while in youth custody between 2010 and 2015; and what the causes of those deaths were.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of hospital visits made by prison officers in each of the last 12 months as a result of incidents involving new...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February to Question 23959, what contractual commitments are included in contracts with community rehabilitation companies...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been prosecuted for bringing fraudulent claims in whiplash cases in each of the last five years.

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January to Question 23624, how many offences were committed by prisoners who had escaped in the last year for which figures...

      Prison Service: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2016 to Question 24637, how many Band 3 and above prison officers took severance or redundancy packages in each...

      Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the national roll-out of the minimising and managing physical restraint system is to be fully completed and implemented.

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of decommissioning sites where children could be detained on (a) the mix of children in custody, (b) the...

      Prisoners: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prisoners were BAME in (a) 2010 and (b) the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2016 to Question 20722, what figures his Department used for the number of motor accidents in each year from 2006...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answers of 2 February 2016 to Questions 23949 and 24848, for what reasons the action plans and operational assurance audit referred to...

      Magistrates: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential costs and benefits of reducing the mandatory retirement age of magistrates from 70 to 60; and if he will...

      Sarah Reed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the status is of (a) the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman and (b) any other investigation into the death in custody of HM Prison Holloway prisoner...

      Police: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many police officers have been convicted of an assault committed while on duty in each year since 2010.

      Courts: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2015 to Question 18874, when his Department plans to write to clarify the date captured in the other category; and...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to announce the level of grant funding available to Police and Crime Commissioners for commissioning support services for victims of...

      Prisoners: Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2016 to Question 23552, how many times police cells were used to hold prisoners overnight who were aged (a) 15 to...

  • Prime Minister

    • Race Relations

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether it is Government policy to promote multiculturalism in the UK.

    • Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral contribution of 3 February 2016, Official Report, column 939, what the source is of the statistics he quoted.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2015 to Question 227069, whether his Department has yet considered the recommendations of the Use of...

    • Football: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings Ministers and officials in his Department have had with the Premier League on investment in grassroots sport since 2010.

      Culture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, to provide details of each of the meetings that (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants in his Department have had with the Department for...

      Tourism Ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what dates the inter-Ministerial group on tourism has met; and who is a member of that group.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he intends to answer the letter to him dated 17 December 2015 with regard to Mr T Opke.

      Sports: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding was allocated to projects to support grassroots sports facilities in Coventry in each of the last five years.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Sky

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants in his Department have had with (i) James Murdoch and (ii) representatives from Sky...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will estimate how many (a) households and (b) businesses do not currently reach Ofcom's acceptable minimum broadband speed of...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, by when he expects all households and businesses to have access to fibre optic broadband.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance his Department has issued to its officials to support implementation of the Family Test.

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects to publish the reformed Electronic Communications Code.

      Broadband: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of homes in (a) Woking constituency, (b) Surrey and (c) the South East have access to superfast broadband.

      Broadband: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress he has made in giving access to download speeds of at least 2mbps to residents of (a) Woking constituency, (b) Surrey and...

      Openreach

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on which dates (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have met with BT to discuss separating Openreach from its parent company.

      Broadband: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of small and medium-sized enterprises in (a) West Sussex and (b) Mid Sussex that will have...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment Schemes: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many companies have signed up to the Veterans Guaranteed Interview scheme in each year since its inception.

    • Ingeus: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training is provided to new Ingeus advisers in advising clients with mental health issues; and what plans are in place to ensure all...

      Social Security Benefits: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time to wait is for a reconsideration of a benefit decision by (a) his Department and (b) a tribunal hearing in (i)...

      Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues and local government representatives on transferring responsibility of...

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants, from which areas, have been asked to attend medical assessment appointments in Edinburgh by Atos due to a lack of...

      Construction: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken was between a fatal accident occurring in construction and the start of a prosecution on the latest date for which...

      Construction: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of construction prosecutions has resulted in a conviction in each of the last five years.

      Construction: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of construction fatalities has resulted in at least one prosecution in each of the last eight years.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what impact assessment his Department carried out on the changes proposed in the Consultation on aids and appliances and the daily living...

      Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he plans to take to support unemployed young people under 25 whose income will be affected by the planned changes to universal...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the reduction in personal independence payment award rates between October 2014 and October 2015.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether Atos or Capita have (a) targets or (b) guidelines for the number or proportion of personal independence payment applications which are...

      Universal Credit: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants there were in (a) Tameside, (b) Oldham, (c) Wigan and (d) Warrington in the most recent period for which...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Bases: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2016 to Question 24141, at which military bases unauthorised entries were reported in 2015.

    • Ministry of Defence: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2016 to Question 24141, how many (a) unauthorised entries to military bases and (b) thefts or losses of classified...

      Warships: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on which Royal Navy ships were repairs carried out from March 2011 following the review of electrical and propulsion systems; and what the cost of those...

      Radioactive Materials: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whose decision it was to cease displaying radioactive material hazard signs on vehicles carrying special nuclear materials.

      Military Aircraft: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Tornados and (b) Typhoons are fitted with the TCAAS II Collision Warning System.

      MV Verity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which assets of his Department took part in the rescue of MV Verity on 29 January 2016.

      Turkey: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2016 to Question 23581, who the best official is to contact with credible reports from an external organisation of...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to review the harmony guidelines on periods of time away for service personnel.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of the UK military action in Syria in the last 12 months.

      Centre for Cyber Assessment: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of his Department's staff have worked for the Centre for Cyber Assessment in each year since its inception.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the additional capabilities the Joint Force 2025 will provide to the armed forces.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Strategic Defence and Security Review on the future size and power of the armed forces.

      Islamic State: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2016 to Question 23290, whether it is his policy for the House to be given an opportunity to debate in advance any...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's current service standard is for the time taken to process further submissions related to an asylum claim.

    • Home Office: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what technical consultancy was provided to her Department to help produce the draft Investigatory Powers Bill; and how much was spent from...

      Counter-terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements are in place for the Government and the Northern Ireland Executive to cooperate to counter the Islamic terrorist threat...

      Visas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what purposes her Department used the income it raised from visa applications in each of the last three years.

      Counter-terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the extent to which Northern Ireland's land border with another EU member state creates a challenge in...

      Communication Service Providers: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost of reimbursing communication service providers under the provisions of the draft Investigatory Powers...

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people whose applications for asylum were rejected have been repatriated in 2015 to date.

      Children: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many former unaccompanied asylum-seeking children were removed to (a) Afghanistan, (b) Syria, (c) Libya, (d) Iraq, (e) Iran and (f)...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) CRB checks and (b) Disclosure and Barring Service checks have been carried out in each of the last 10 years.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that criminalisation of the use or possession of drugs, or injecting equipment, does not deter...

      Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received over the standard service time of four weeks for processing a Biometric Residence Permit application...

      Iran and Pakistan: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information she holds on the number of drug traffickers who have been sentenced to death in (a) Iran and (b) Pakistan following...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the correlation between smuggling rings which bring people into the EU and human trafficking gangs...

      Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how her Department works with other governments to tackle internet harassment and trolling perpetrated by residents of other countries on UK...

      Immigration: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people with spouses or partners with UK citizenship have (a) applied for, (b) been refused and (c) been granted indefinite leave to...

      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 refused entry to the UK in each of the last five years.

      Immigration: Married People

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

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations her Department has made to its contractors for the provision of asylum support services on potential breaches of...

      Drugs: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convictions for drug smuggling have arisen from co-operation between UK and Spanish police in the last five years.

      Prostitution: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what safeguards she plans to put in place to ensure that the red-light district pilot scheme in Leeds does not encourage any increase in the...

      Home Office: Sky

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department have had with (i) James Murdoch and (ii) representatives from Sky UK Limited...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 14 of the document Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation, published by the Government in March 2015, when her...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what reports she has received from (a) the Metropolitan Police and (b) other police forces of delays in processing Disclosure and Barring...

      Police Stations: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2015 to Question 1705, if she will make it her policy to collate information centrally on the number of...

      Mining: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will establish an independent inquiry into the cases of 792 miners in Wales who were arrested during the miners' strike in 1984.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which were the top 10 countries of origin of asylum seekers accommodated in (a) Wales and (b) the UK in each of the last six years.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individual unique addresses asylum seekers were accommodated in by her Department in each constituency in the UK in each of the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter to her Department from the hon. Member for Wolverhampton South West of 22 December 2015 on the...

      Marriage Certificates: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will announce a public consultation to determine the level of support for including mothers' names on marriage certificates.

      Migrant Workers: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what evidence her Department has received from the Migration Advisory Committee on whether nurses should remain on the Government's Shortage...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Prime Minister will increase the Government's commitment beyond 20,000 on the number of Syrian refugees it plans to offer asylum to.

  • Scotland Office

    • State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect of the increase in state pension age on women resident in...

    • Balance of Trade: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the value of the most recent trade surplus or deficit between Scotland and the EU.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Mobile Homes: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 20 January 2016 to Question 22396, on park homes and the Warm Homes Discount, what the budget is for...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many teenagers have (a) commenced and (b) graduated a National Citizenship Service programme in each of the last five years.

    • Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much has been spent on the National Citizenship Service programme in each of the last five years.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment of the value for money of the National Citizenship Service his Department has commissioned or reviewed.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, by what method his Department assesses the financial returns of the National Citizenship Service; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Education

    • Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many entrants there were for GCSE and A-level (a) Gujarati and (b) Hindi by (i) exam board and (ii) each region and constituent part of the UK in...

    • Child Protection Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many times the Child Protection Taskforce announced by the Prime Minister on 24 June 2015 has met; and when that taskforce plans to publish its...

      Teachers: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers below retirement age left teaching in academic year (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.

      Primary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to increase the number of primary school places in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of regional school commissioners' powers for identifying unregistered pupils being taught at home.

      Free Schools: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what actions she will take to improve the quality of education provision by free schools in the South West.

      Schools: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many unregistered schools there are in England and Wales.

      Politics: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons the proposed Politics draft AS and A level subject content published by her Department contains no substantive references to feminist...

      Schools: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department gave on ICT contracts to schools who were part of the Building Schools for the Future programme.

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to the public purse has been of the roll-out of the English Baccalaureate to date; and if she will make a statement.

      Academies: Risk Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how accurate prior actuarial analysis of the Risk Protection Arrangement was in forecasting the scheme's overall loss as a result of flooding.

      Academies: Risk Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the long term liabilities of the Risk Protection Arrangement; and how her Department has estimated the...

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what submissions she has received from teachers' representatives on the rollout of the English Baccalaureate in the last year; and if she will make a...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government plans to extend childcare support to cover the school holidays.

      Teachers: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many places were allocated to each Troops to Teachers cohort.

      Teachers: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers who were trained through the Troops to Teachers scheme are employed in state-funded schools.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress her Department has made in conducting an audit of educational provision within children and adolescent mental health service tier 4 settings.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and which (a) academies and (b) free schools applied to the Secretary of State to have their funding arrangements changed to allow them to...

      Free School Meals: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 15 April 2013, Official Report, column 130W, if she will reproduce the information in that Answer for each year from...

      Secondary Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will rank secondary schools in each London borough by the proportion of pupils who have English as an additional language; and what type each...

      Primary Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will rank primary schools in each London borough by the proportion of children who are eligible for the purpose of determining the pupil...

      Primary Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will rank primary schools in each London borough by the actual percentage change in the number of children known to be eligible for and...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many state registered foster carers her Department estimates will be eligible for the Government's proposed free 30 hours of childcare.

      Child Protection Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, who sits on the Child Protection Task Force; and if she will publish dates and minutes of meetings of that body to date.

      Park View Educational Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2015 to Question 8250, when the three academies in the Park View Educational Trust (a) applied for and (b) were...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many paid carers her Department estimates will be eligible for the Government's proposed free 30 hours of childcare.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to reduce plastic waste; and what assessment she has made of the contribution of the...

    • Africa: Ivory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support the Government (a) has provided and (b) plans to provide to governments in Africa for eradicating the killing...

  • Department of Health

    • Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment (a) his Department and (b) Health Education England have made of the effect on the numbers of (i) nurses, (ii) midwives and (iii) other...

    • Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many young people aged 17 or under were admitted to hospital for each type of mental health condition in each of the last 10 years for which figures...

      Soft Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions (a) he and (b) the Minister for Public Health has had with Ministers in HM Treasury on the fiscal effect of an additional tax on soft...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many young people aged 17 or under of each age were treated in adult mental health wards in each if the last 10 years for which figures are available.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 28 January 2016 to Question 23467, what progress has been made on the procurement of the HPV vaccine.

      Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements there are for negotiating national prices for rare disease drugs that are not reviewed by NICE.

      Bisphenol A

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies on managing risks to public health from bisphenol A in food and drinks sold in...

      Palliative Care: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the level of provision of paediatric palliative care services in North East England (a) in general and (b) in comparison...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the training provision and capacity that will be required to ensure that child and adolescent mental health...

      Zika Virus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the risk to the UK and Europe of the spread of the Zika virus.

      Sepsis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of sepsis there were in each region of England in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many safeguarding incidents occurred in child and adolescent mental health services in England by provider of such services in each of the last 10 years.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government steps to encourage local authorities (a) to use their powers under...

      General Practitioners: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on health care provision in Central London of trends in the number of GPs retiring from single-handed practices...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to support children who have experienced abuse; how much funding has been allocated to (a) mental health services, (b)...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many child and adolescent mental health services Tier 4 beds per 100,000 population there were in each (a) region and (b) clinical commissioning...

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with lung disease in each of the last five years.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of when treatments for diabetes involving the use of skin cells will become available.

      NHS: Wifi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what risk assessment he has conducted on the proposed rollout of wifi in NHS buildings.

      Dental Health: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with clinical bodies on potential links between the levels of dentistry and cancer.

      Diabetes: Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with clinical bodies on the link between diabetes and heart disease.

      Muscular Dystrophy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to make translarna available to boys who could benefit from it.

      Miracle Mineral Solution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress the Food Standards Agency has made on coordinating steps in partnership with the Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency and the...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints were received about (a) adult and (b) children and adolescent mental health services in (i) England, (ii) London, (iii) each London...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many young people in children and adolescent mental health services waited longer than (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four, (e) five and (f) six...

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children and young people detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 were held in police cells in (a) England, (b) London, (c)...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children under the age of 16 were treated in adult psychiatric wards in (a) England, (b) London, (c) each London borough and (d) each London...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his oral contribution of 5 January 2016, Official Report, column 18, what the baseline year is for the commitment to train 10,000 more...

      Drugs: Overdoses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the next of kin of people who have had a medical overdose are informed prior to discharge from NHS facilities.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much Health Education England spent on clinical placements for (a) nursing, (b) midwifery and (c) allied health students in the latest year for which...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding his Department has set aside for managing the transition from NHS bursaries to student loans for new nursing, midwifery and allied health...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms there are for NHS mental health trusts to take into account the views of patients when making decisions.

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the written statement of 5 January 2016, HCWS447, in what month of 2016 his Department expects to receive the advance payment from the...

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library copies of each Local Education and Training Board's workforce investment plan for 2016-17.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of city regions to commissioning and delivering healthcare.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to reduce stillbirths and improve the safety of maternity care.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department is making on rolling out HPV vaccinations to men who have sex with men.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure timely psychiatric assessment in A&E for people with mental health problems.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the quantity and quality of specialist therapeutic support available to children who have experienced abuse.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of NHS emergency medicine services.

      Junior Doctors: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made on the junior doctors' contract renegotiation process.

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much public money has been spent on HS2 to date; how much is estimated to be spent in the next financial year; what is the estimated final cost to the...

    • Bridges: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been spent on maintenance of (1) the Clifton Suspension Bridge, (2) the Tyne Bridge, and (3) the Severn Bridge, in the last five years.

      M20: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in providing alternatives to Operation Stack in Kent in the event of further serious disruption to the operation of the channel...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Community Relations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 28 January (HL5309), when Louise Casey's review into boosting opportunity and integration...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Thames Flood Barrier

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the future viability of the Thames Barrier will be considered as part of the National Flood Resilience Review.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • UK Membership of EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the readiness of business leaders, and of businesses of every size and in every sector, to assess the pros and cons of the...

    • English Language: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether persons coming to live in the UK on spousal visas are entitled to make use of existing schemes of English language tuition provided through public...

      Skilled Workers: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take in response to the skill shortages and consequent unfilled vacancies highlighted in the UK Commission for Employment and...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Labour Turnover

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what strategy they have in place to increase retention of teachers in the profession.

    • Teachers: Working Hours

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the number of hours a week worked by (1) teachers, and (2) school leaders.

      Sixth Form Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that regional schools commissioners are accountable for poor school sixth-form provision in their areas.

      Further Education: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial support is available for post-16 students in rural areas who have to travel long distances to attend the nearest further education or sixth...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Visits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 22 December 2015 (HL4639), what recent discussions they have had with the National Offender Management...

  • The Lord Chairman of Committees

    • House of Lords: Bicycles

      To ask the Chairman of Committees whether the House will provide further bicycle parking spaces, and if so, when.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Employment: Electronic Surveillance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the European Court of Human Rights ruling on 12 January in Barbulescu v Romania on an employer's right to...

    • Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the efficacy of the rollout of high speed broadband, and when they expect the rollout to be completed.

      Openreach

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to BT regarding the case for selling Openreach.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Reserve Forces: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate has been made of the total cost of recruiting new reservists to the armed forces.

    • Reserve Forces: Discharges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial arrangements are in place to support reservists upon leaving (1) the army, (2) the Royal Navy, and (3) the Royal Air Force, and what is the...

      Reserve Forces: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much is spent annually on training reservists in (1) the army, (2) the Royal Navy, and (3) the Royal Air Force.

      Military Police

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reserve police officers of the Royal Military Police they estimate will be deployed in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, (4)...

      Military Police

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many police officers of the Royal Military Police they estimate will be deployed in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, (4)...

      Royal Navy Police

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reserve police officers of the Royal Navy Police they estimate will be deployed in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, (4)...

      RAF Police

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reserve police officers of the Royal Air Force Police they estimate will be deployed in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, (4)...

      RAF Police

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many police officers of the Royal Air Force Police they estimate will be deployed in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, (4)...

      Military Bases: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money has been received from the sale of former military sites and bases in Northern Ireland to date.

  • Home Office

  • HM Treasury

    • VAT: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received evidence of VAT fraud in the London souvenir and gift trade, and if so, what action they have taken to combat it.

    • VAT: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to carry out an inquiry into VAT fraud in the London souvenir and gift trade.

      Credit: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the total amount of payment protection insurance payments made since 2010.

      Financial Services: Advisory Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken towards establishing a UK-wide financial advice service.

      Assets: North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 26 January (HL4928), whether any assets linked to North Korean individuals or organisations...

      Tourism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate, as a percentage of gross domestic product, of the economic importance of tourism to (1) England, (2) Wales, and (3) Northern Ireland,...

      Shares: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 27 January (HL4999), when the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) last monitored or audited...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • British Irish Intergovernmental Conference

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 1 July 2015 (HL811), on what dates the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference has discussed human rights;...

  • Department of Health

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has made of recent research suggesting that the eggs of older women can be...

    • Screening: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prisoners have been tested for (1) hepatitis B, (2) hepatitis C, and (3) HIV, in each of the last three years.

      Screening: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of prisoners they plan to test for blood-borne viruses in each of the next five years, in the light of the introduction of opt-out testing in...

      Hepatitis: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals have commenced interferon-free treatment for hepatitis C within a prison or secure institution in the last 12 months.

      Hepatitis: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether new Operational Delivery Networks established to manage the treatment of hepatitis C have a duty to ensure equity of access to treatment for...

      Viral Diseases: Offenders

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what health and social support is in place upon their release for individuals who are diagnosed with blood-borne virus while in prison or a secure institution.

      Lyme Disease

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of how long it would take for research-led treatment to eradicate Lyme disease from the UK if resource provision were no issue.

      Mental Illness: Health Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are supporting and promoting the #itaffectsme campaign, which aims to raise awareness of mental health issues and their prevalence.

      Action on Smoking and Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 21 December 2015 (HL4603 and HL4606), whether they plan to investigate the activities of the...

      Sugar: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the support from a range of health organisations, including the World Health Organization, they plan to reconsider a sugar tax as a...

      Antenatal Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes have taken place in the last two years to improve the measurement of babies in the final stages of pregnancy.

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