Written answers

Thursday, 11 February 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how his Department will monitor implementation of the measures set out in the Government's British Road Safety Statement, published in December 2015.

    • Roads: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what action he intends to take against employers who neglect their responsibilities for occupational road safety; and whether he plans to support an...

      Roads: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) suicides and (b) attempted suicides were recorded as having taken place on the strategic road network in each year since 2009-10; and...

      British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) police officers, (b) police community support officers, (c) special officers and (d) police dogs were in the service of the British...

      British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which British Transport Police sites have closed since May 2010.

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2016 to Question 24915, which potential employment protections would protect seafarers from nationality-based pay...

      Shipping: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2016 to Question 24913, what assessment he has made of the likely take-up of the (a) deck and (b) other Maritime...

      Shipping: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2016 to Question 24416, what steps the Government is taking to prevent the downturn from further affecting the...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Corby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much Corby Borough Council received under the New Homes Bonus in each year since 2010.

    • Homelessness: Salford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much central government funding has been allocated to programmes in (a) Salford City Council and (b) Salford and Eccles...

      Aerials: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the benefits of granting permitted development rights to mobile network masts up to 50 metres in...

      Fracking: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will ensure that decisions on planning applications for fracking are taken within the local government planning process.

      Derelict Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to extend the classification criteria of brownfield sites for housebuilding.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the post-construction obligations on large volume housing...

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to promote Help to Buy.

      Shared Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to promote shared ownership.

      Derelict Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to promote the development of brownfield land.

      Devolution: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to devolve powers to the local level under the Northern Powerhouse.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made on the proportion of new build housing constructed in this Parliament that will be bungalows.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people were recorded as homeless in each region in each of the last five years.

      Regional Planning and Development: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many projects planned for West Cumbria will be (a) part-funded and (b) wholly-funded by the EU.

      Regional Planning and Development: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many projects in West Cumbria have been (a) part-funded and (b) wholly-funded by the EU in each of the last 10 years.

      Multiple Occupation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of licences issued for houses of multiple occupation in (a) Coventry, (b)...

      Multiple Occupation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of rent repayment orders issued to houses in multiple occupation which were...

      Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to categorise houses which are overcrowded and have fewer than three storeys as houses in multiple...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Tunisia: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government has provided to witnesses, survivors and the families of victims of the terrorist attack in Sousse,...

    • Colombia: Paramilitary Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Colombian government on steps to tackle paramilitary groups in the Nariño region of...

      Colombia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the likelihood of the Colombia Peace Agreement being reached on 23 March 2016; and if he will...

      Colombia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the likelihood of a bilateral ceasefire in Colombia as a result of a final peace agreement being...

      India: Religious Hatred

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations on anti-Muslim violence in India to the government of that country.

      Terrorism: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress the Government has made on the establishment of a memorial to UK citizens killed in terrorist attacks overseas;...

      Niranjan Rasalingam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Burma on the detention of Niranjan Rasalingam.

      Nnamdi Kanu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the letter from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State to the right hon. Member for Camberwell and...

      Giulio Regini

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the government of (a) Italy and (b) Egypt on the case of Giulio Regini.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of allegations arising from documents stolen from RUC offices in Castlereagh in 2002 relating to the Shankill Road...

    • Police Service of Northern Ireland: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if the Government will provide additional funding for the Police Service of Northern Ireland to deal with legacy issues.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Employment Tribunals Service: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many financial penalties have been imposed on respondent employers under section 16 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform...

    • Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of the average period of time which (a) male and (b) female student podiatrists who enter...

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make it his policy to include the new wage rate recommendations published annually by the Low Pay Commission in...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effects of confidentiality agreements between employers not paying the national minimum wage...

      Employment: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the reduction in numbers of complaints made to the Pay and Work Rights Helpline...

      Lasers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2016 to Question 23018, what steps he is taking to limit the availability of laser pens.

      General Product Safety Regulations 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2016 to Question 23018, what steps he is taking to enforce the General Product Safety...

      Lasers: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2016 to Question 23018, on lasers: regulation, what steps he is taking to restrict direct...

      Illegal Money Lending Team: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2016 to Question 24171, what funding the Illegal Money Lending Team received in each of the...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when his Department plans to answer Questions 25349, 25350, 25505, 25506, 25604, tabled on 2 February 2016 and Question 24982,...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the average pay is of (a) men and (b) women working in his Department.

      EU Grants and Loans: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much funding from the (a) European Regional Development Fund and (b) European Social Fund was spent in (i) London and (ii)...

      EU Grants and Loans: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much funding from the (a) European Regional Development Fund and (b) European Social Fund he forecasts will be spent in (i)...

      EU Grants and Loans: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs that will be created as a result of funding from the European Structural and...

      Small Businesses: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what support his Department plans to make available to small companies operating in deprived areas to help meet the costs of the...

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2016 to Question 24173 between 2015-16 and 2019-20, to which other government departments and...

    • Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps her Department has taken to allow aid to enter and be distributed throughout Yemen without restriction.

      Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development on the Global Fund...

  • Department for Education

    • Secondary Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to increase secondary school places in London.

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department has taken to consult with (a) nurseries and (b) other stakeholders on the development of the childcare workforce strategy.

      Primary Education: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to publish the small schools taskforce's report on the support needed for small schools for universal infant free school...

      Academies: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Members of the House of Lords are sponsors of academies in England.

      Burnley Road Academy: Risk Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what financial support the Risk Protection Arrangement has offered to Burnley Road Academy in Cumbria; and what assessment she has made of the extent...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent progress she has made on amending the School Admissions Code to ensure that summer born children can (a) be admitted to reception at the...

      Work Experience: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the proportion of students who left school with work experience in (a) Woking constituency, (b) Surrey and (c) the South...

      English Baccalaureate: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students sat the EBacc at GCSE in (a) Woking constituency, (b) Surrey and (c) England in each year since 2010.

      Schools: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students are taught in schools rated by Ofsted as good or outstanding in (a) Woking constituency, (b) Surrey and (c) the South East.

      Food: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to improve food hygiene safety in schools, children's clubs and nurseries that failed to meet satisfactory standards in inspections...

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the quality of early education and childcare available to disadvantaged children.

      Pre-school Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to improve the quality of early years education.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the financial viability of education providers offering PGCE qualifications.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many English and History PGCE course places were offered in England in each of the last five years.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of how many eligible pupils did not claim free school meals in each of the last three years.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to include LGBT issues in sex and relationship education in schools.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many civil society groups have raised with her Department concerns over breaches of the school admissions code since 2010.

      Children's Centres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Sure Start centres are due to be closed over the current Parliament.

      Schools: Property Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2016 to Question 24211, whether it is her policy that former school sites should be retained for potential new...

      Schools: Property Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2016 to Question 24211, whether public health and health inequalities are taken into account in the consideration...

      Schools: Property Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2016 to Question 24211, which school sites have been approved or are being considered for disposal in the (a)...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff were employed by her Department to collate and publish statistical data on children with special educational needs in (a) 2010 and (b) 2015.

      Pre-school Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that provision of high-quality early years education is included in the Government's Life Chances Strategy.

      Sparrowdale School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she expects the decommissioning of Sparrowdale School to be completed.

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2016 to Question 23325, how much specific additional funding her Department has provided to Ofsted and the Care...

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2016 to Question 23325, whether she has carried out a review since 2014 of whether local authorities are meeting...

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2016 to Question 23324, for what reasons her Department has decided not to publish A-level data split by type of...

      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 with non-statutory special needs; and what type each such school is.

      Arts: English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2016 to Question 24570, if she will make it her policy that creative subjects must be included in the new EBacc.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of super centres on smaller, privately-funded child care businesses located close to them.

      Department for Education: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the amount of EU funding her Department received in each of the last three years.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional funding her Department plans to make available to small childcare facilities to help them meet the costs of the proposed free 30 hours...

      Schools: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will estimate the number of schools which have been built using EU funds.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children aged up to three years old were taken into care in the last five years; and what assessment she has made of the reasons why those...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time of cases in employment tribunals related to non-payment of the National Minimum Wage was in each of the last five years.

    • National Offender Management Service: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the National Offender Management Service's budget was for its allocation of illicit alcohol-detecting dogs in each of the last five years; and how...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of personal independence payment appeals were successful in (a) Lancaster and Fleetwood constituency and (b) the UK in each month in...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps to end the offering of compensation in personal injury claims when there is no medical evidence.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Written Statement of 28 January 2016, WS499, how much the Government spent on work on the criminal legal aid tendering process...

      Witnesses: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what training is available for judges and barristers to assist them when questioning child witnesses in cases involving sexual offences.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy is on moving responsibility for the courts, youth justice and probation to police and crime commissioners.

      Custodial Treatment: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many fires there have been in each prison and youth facility in each month since May 2010.

      G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, 26 January 2016, Official Report, column 146, when the...

      Magistrates' Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has decided which magistrates' courts are to be closed; and when he expects to announce that decision.

  • Prime Minister

    • Peers

      To ask the Prime Minister, if he will review how effectively smaller political parties are represented in the House of Lords so as to inform the next recommendations he plans to make for...

    • Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Prime Minister, which department is responsible for bringing forward proposals to (a) revise a procurement policy note to public authorities on the relationship of their procurement...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Occupational Money Purchase Schemes

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

    • Construction: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what change there has been in the length of time between a fatal accident and a prosecution over the last five years.

      Social Security Benefits: Inverclyde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many telephone calls his Department received to its benefit helplines from people in Inverclyde in 2015.

      Employment and Support Allowance: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new employment support allowance claimants there were in (a) Burnley, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West in each of the last six years.

      Employment Schemes: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps his Department has taken to provide further support for people with mental health problems in returning to work.

      Pension Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure cost transparency from pooled retail pension funds.

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the rollout of universal credit on the level of rent arrears to registered social landlords.

      Housing Benefit: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Minister for Disabled People's contribution on housing benefit and supported housing of 27 January 2016, Official Report,...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of tax credit recipients who are likely to be migrated onto universal credit in each year of this...

      Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of changing eligibility criteria for personal independence payment on people with...

      Flexible Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what funding his Department has allocated to the Flexible Support Fund for each year of the present Parliament.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Zephyr 8 UAVs his Department plans to buy; what the estimated cost per unit is of that equipment; what the programme through life cost is of...

    • Saudi Arabia: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Overseas Security and Justice Assessment assessments the Government has carried out in relation to UK aid and security assistance programmes to...

      Veterans: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2015 to Question 10743, how many applications from Normandy veterans for the Legion d'Honneur are not yet processed...

      Army: Wiltshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many army (a) personnel and (b) dependents (i) are based and (ii) will be based in Wiltshire in 2020.

      Ministry of Defence: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has paid out in compensation to (a) internal and (b) external claimants in each year since 2010.

      Military Bases: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of non-combatant deaths on military bases have been subject to an inquest by jury in each of the last five years.

      Dennis Copping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make representations to the Egyptian government on the possibility of submitting human remains found in the Western Desert in 2012 if still...

      Iraq: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) reconnaissance, (b) combat and (c) other missions were flown by RAF aircraft over Iraq in the last 12 months.

      RAF Lossiemouth: Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2016 to Question 24281, how many maritime patrol aircraft from (a) the US, (b) Canada, (c) France and (d) Germany...

      Type 45 Destroyers: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2016 to Question 25004, (a) for how many days (a) HMS Daring, (b) HMS Dauntless, (c) HMS Diamond, (d) HMS Dragon,...

      Warships: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2016 to Question 25075, from which countries steel was sourced for the manufacture of the offshore patrol vessels...

      HMS Diamond

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2016 to Question 25006, for what reason the repair and maintenance costs of HMS Diamond were greater than those of...

      Reserve Forces: Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the reserve forces are cyber specialists.

      Defence Cyber Operations Group: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff make up the Defence Cyber Operations Group.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people had their passports checked on entry to the UK at (a) Dover and (b) all UK airports, seaports and ferry ports in (i) 2013,...

    • Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2016 to Question 21823, how many of her Department's approved Intervention Providers for the Channel...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2016 to Question 22835, in what months the biometric passport chip reading facilities were deactivated...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of the events in Cologne at New Year 2015-16 in respect of information...

      Police: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the effectiveness of the arrangements for information sharing between police and councils under...

      Vetting: Camberwell and Peckham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications to the Disclosure and Barring Service from people living in Camberwell and Peckham constituency have taken more than...

      Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions (a) she and (b) officials of her Department had with the National Police Chiefs' Council on its revised prostitution strategy.

      Female Genital Mutilation: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to increase the number of convictions for carrying out female genital mutilation.

      Police: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her policy that police and crime commissioners be made aware of all Independent Police Complaints Commission investigations...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how the Government's funding for community projects to tackle female genital mutilation has been spent.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that police forces and local authorities are making use of female genital mutilation...

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government has a policy on resettling refugees from Syria who have previously been living in Syria as Palestinian refugees.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scottish Steel Task Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, which (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department attended the Scottish Steel Task Force meeting on (i) 29 January 2015, (ii) 13 November 2015,...

    • Local Government: Dundee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the City Deal for Dundee and neighbouring authorities; and when the Government plans to make a...

      Food Banks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, on what date he last visited a food bank in Scotland.

      State Retirement Pensions: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of States for Work and Pensions on the adequacy of advice given to women in Scotland affected by the...

  • HM Treasury

    • Welfare State

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2016 to Question 24355, whether his Department has carried out any feasibility studies or other assessments of basic...

    • Business: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to accept the invitation from the European Parliament's Special Committee on Tax Rulings to meet it to discuss how to ensure a fair...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish equality impact assessments and cost benefit analysis produced as part of the programme of rationalisation of HM Revenue and Customs offices.

      Revenue and Customs: Redundancy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when in January 2016 the decision to issue compulsory redundancy notices to 152 HM Revenue and Customs staff was made.

      Small Businesses: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received over the additional burdens to small businesses of the move to quarterly tax returns.

      Exchange Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in which EU countries the purchasing power of sterling is currently less than in the UK; and whether the Government has made an assessment of the likelihood...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason trade statistics are collected on a different basis by HM Revenue and Customs and the Office for National Statistics; and what plans the...

      Child Benefit: Immigrants

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people receiving child benefit on behalf of children living outside of the UK.

      Revenue and Customs: Cumbernauld

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether there will be compulsory redundancy notices issued to staff based at HM Revenue and Customs Cumbernauld office in the next 12 months.

      Personal Savings

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of combining the ISA and personal pension systems.

      Revenue and Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what change there was in the number of (a) full-time and (b) part-time employees of HM Revenue and Customs in Northern Ireland between 2010 and 2015.

      Self-employed: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will have discussions with the Office of Tax Simplification on reviewing and simplifying the tax regime for contractors.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether any Barnett consequentials arise from the Local Government Finance Report (England) 2016-17.

      Child Benefit: EU Countries

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what preparatory work his Department has undertaken on the administration of differential rates of child benefit across EU member states.

      Corporation Tax: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether there are any circumstances in which Ministers are entitled to access corporate tax returns submitted to HM Revenue and Customs.

      Google: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he was made aware of HM Revenue and Customs' original estimate of tax due by Google prior to the recent tax settlement with that company.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Hydroelectric Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how the response provided by the British Hydropower Association to her Department's Consultation on feed-in tariffs was taken into...

    • Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what plans she has for supporting the development of tidal energy projects.

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the effects of changes in feed-in tariffs on small businesses in the solar industry.

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the effects of changes in feed-in tariffs on the number of installations of solar panels by domestic...

      Energy: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the Government's policy is towards the Big Six energy companies that seek to outsource or offshore directly employed jobs in...

      Solar Power: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions she has had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) HM Revenue and Customs on proposals to increase VAT...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to prevent the mis-selling of domestic energy to pensioners.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what plans her Department has to ensure that the smart meter roll-out is used as an opportunity to engage with householders on the...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what plans she has to increase investment in home insulation.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to ensure that reductions in the wholesale price of energy are passed on to consumers.

      Oil: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to ensure that oil price reductions are fully passed on to customers.

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the effect on the security of the electricity supply from the National Grid of the closure of Rugeley...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Small Businesses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 on small businesses.

    • Government: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost was of guidance published on the gov.uk website in each of the last five years; what the mean and range costs are of producing each piece...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many UK businesses have participated in the Be Cyber Streetwise campaign.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have taken part in the Cyber Security Challenge Competition in each year since its inception.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many organisations have been assisted in recovery from cyber-attack by the Cyber Incident Response Team in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) England and...

      Government: Debt Collection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department has spent on legal advice relating to the Debt Market Integrator.

      Commission on Freedom of Information: Costs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the estimated total cost to the public purse is of the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information review of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the National Citizen Service participants are from (a) independent schools and (b) BME backgrounds.

      Efficiency and Reform Group: Ipsos MORI

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his Department's spending data for October 2014, for what reasons IPSOS Mori was engaged on the business case for Efficiency and...

      Public Sector Transparency Board: Meetings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Public Sector Transparency Board last met.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many insurance claims have been lodged as a result of accidents occurring during participation in the National Citizen Service since the...

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has established a group or unit to deal with the Government approach to the forthcoming EU referendum.

      Nuclear Weapons: Russia

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the emergency response plans are in the event of Russia firing a nuclear bomb.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare: Trapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to introduce (a) stricter regulations and (b) a ban on the use of snares.

    • Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has to commence the provisions of Schedule 23 of the Deregulation Act 2015 on the Breeding of Dogs...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, by what process local flood groups can apply for an allocation from the £2.3 billion of flood defence funding announced...

      National Wildlife Crime Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to assure the future funding of the National Wildlife Crime Unit for the next five years.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to her speech at the Oxford Farming Conference on 6 January 2016, what discussions she has had with the...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to her speech at the Oxford Farming Conference on 6 January 2016, what additional powers she plans to grant...

      Recycling: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's financial contribution was to the Christchurch beach recycling scheme; and what assessment has been...

      Flood Control: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research her Department has undertaken on the best available means of countering coastal flooding and beach erosion at...

      Air Pollution: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of air quality in London.

  • Department of Health

    • Cholesterol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will introduce cascade testing in the NHS Health Checks Programme to improve the identification of patients at risk of familial hypercholesterolaemia.

    • Cardiovascular System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on implementing the Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy.

      Cholesterol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps NHS England is taking to standardise the collection of data on cholesterol.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the projected end of financial year budget surplus or deficit is for each clinical commissioning group in 2015-16.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve cervical screening rates among black and minority ethnic women.

      Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the recommendations of the Health Quality Improvement Partnership National Clinical Audit for Rheumatoid and Early Inflammatory...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for how many days each hospital in England issued a (a) black and (b) red alert in each of the last 12 months.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the end of year budget surplus or deficit was for each clinical commissioning group in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.

      Colorectal Cancer: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to extend bowel cancer screening to all people aged 50 and older.

      Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure provision of specialist respiratory care for people with muscle-wasting conditions; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the overall quality of (a) primary health, (b) hospital and (c) community services for older people.

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what data sets are maintained by NHS Property Services.

      Palliative Care: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to support young people who have been receiving palliative care and are transitioning from children's to adults' services.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2016 to Question 25603, on NHS: finance, with which seven trusts Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority...

      HIV Infection: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recent finding by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine that...

      Macular Degeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the UK have been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration in each of the last five years.

      Spinal Injuries: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when electrical impulse equipment for spinal injuries will be available on the NHS.

      Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health of 26 November 2015, Official Report, column 1481, what the (a)...

      Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to fill the role previously held by the National Clinical Director for Adult Neurology at NHS England; and what assessment...

      NHS England: Deloitte

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2016 to Question 25818, on NHS England: Deloitte, how many policies NHS England is working on with Deloitte and its...

      Department of Health: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2016 to Question 25465, if he will publish the (a) total value and (b) number of grants made by his Department in...

      Junior Doctors: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2015 to Question 14327, on junior doctors: conditions of employment, whether future junior doctors will receive a...

      Housing Benefit: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2016 to Question 25549, if he will have discussions with the Secretary of State for (a) Work and Pensions, (b)...

      Mental Health Services: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2016 to Question 25729, when he plans to (a) complete the BAME benchmarking pilot and (b) publish the benchmarking tool.

      Housing Benefit: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the evidential basis provided by his Department to HM Treasury was to inform the decision to cap housing benefit for people in supported housing.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to improve suicide prevention policies in response to the statistics on suicides in the UK, 2013 Registrations, published by...

      Postnatal Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on whether there is a causal link between a mother suffering from post-natal depression and the number of children...

      Postnatal Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether a diagnosis of post-natal depression is routinely shared with social services.

      Palliative Care: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many clinical commissioning groups and local authorities are jointly commissioning children's palliative care.

      Postnatal Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of pregnancies result in a diagnosis of post-natal depression.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on HIV support services of changes to commissioning and delivery of such services.

      King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the financial performance of King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

      NHS Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support his Department is giving to foundation trusts that are experiencing cash shortages.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on (a) overall levels of available compensation and (b) confidence in the NHS of fixed recoverable...

  • Women and Equalities

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in devolving transport powers to local authorities, it is their intention also to grant authorities the power to implement part 6 of the Traffic...

    • M11: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to make permanent the restriction on HGVs overtaking between Junctions 9 and 10 of the M11, following the trial.

  • Home Office

    • Counter-terrorism: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to respond to the Institute of Race Relations' recent analysis Prevent and the Children's Rights Convention in which the new duties placed on...

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children seeking asylum in the UK they estimate not to be in education, and for how long; and what steps they plan to take to tackle this issue.

      Police Custody: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to prevent children being detained in police cells overnight because no suitable local authority accommodation is available.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • English Language: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many ESOL classes were run by further education colleges and other public sector bodies in each of the last 10 years including the current academic year.

    • Adult Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce local outcome agreements for the Adult Skills Budget in devolved areas.

      Trading Standards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their review into Trading Standards, first announced on 10 July 2015 as part of their report into productivity Fixing the foundations:...

      Trading Standards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what their reasons are for the delay in publishing their review of Trading Standards, outlined in the report on productivity Fixing the foundations: Creating...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the announced closure of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ Sheffield office and their proposal to establish six new...

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: Food Supply

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of eyewitness accounts of starvation from across Syria; what action they have taken following that assessment; and in...

    • Developing Countries: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the Department for International Development spent on mental health in low- and middle-income countries in 2015.

      Developing Countries: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for International Development will value mental health equally with physical health in its funding decisions.

      Developing Countries: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in the light of the recent inclusion of mental health targets under Sustainable Development Goal 3, whether the Department for International Development...

      Afghanistan: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in what ways they are currently supporting the education and advancement of women in Afghanistan.

      Zika Virus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will help to ensure that women have access to family planning throughout Latin America and the Caribbean in the light of the spread of the Zika...

      Burundi: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those refugees from Burundi now living in camps in neighbouring countries do not become politicised and radicalised.

      Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 1 February (HL5238), what proportion of UK aid spending on water, sanitation and hygiene is targeted at...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Women's Centres

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Corston review in 2007, how many women's centres there are in the UK; where those centres are located; to what extent those centres...

    • Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are planning to take to end fraudulent whiplash insurance claims.

  • The Lord Chairman of Committees

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Public Libraries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many public libraries there are in the UK, and how many there were in 2010.

    • National Gallery

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the announcement of the sale of Corbis, Corbis Motion and Veer, what assessment they have made of how the interests of the UK and of the National...

      National Gallery

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of who now owns the National Gallery database of images, and of the arrangements in place to protect the database of the...

      Olympic Games: Brazil

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had, or intend to have, talks with the British Athletic Association about the case for Team GB considering withdrawing from the 2016...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Parish Councils

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of towns in England with a population of (1) between 30,000 and 50,000, (2) between 15,000 and 30,000, and (3) under...

    • Neighbourhood Development Plans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Neighbourhood Development Orders have been approved by referendum in each year since and including 2012; where those referendums were held; and what...

      Council Housing: Secure Tenancies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current average length of a local authority secure tenancy.

      Council Housing: Tenancy Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of how many fixed-term local authority tenancies will be granted annually.

      Council Housing: Tenancy Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated reduction in the number of local authority right-to-buy applications annually as a result of the introduction of fixed-term tenancies.

      Council Housing: Tenancy Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the annual change in local authority rental income as a result of the introduction of fixed-term tenancies.

      Council Housing: Tenancy Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on community cohesion of the introduction of fixed-term local authority tenancies.

      Council Housing: Tenancy Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultation they have completed on the introduction of fixed-term local authority tenancies.

      Council Housing: Tenancy Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from bodies and organisations in support of fixed-term local authority tenancies.

      Council Housing: Tenancy Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact they expect fixed-term tenancies to have on (1) local authorities' ability to fulfil their housing obligations for homeless families, and (2)...

  • HM Treasury

    • Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what research they have commissioned to identify the future needs of customers for financial services delivered (1) through digital channels, and (2) via...

    • Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Joint Exchequer Committee's negotiations will conclude, and when the fiscal framework will be published.

      Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the minutes and papers of the last seven meetings of the Joint Exchequer Committee.

      Child Benefit: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact on, or reciprocal measures that may be taken against, British nationals living in other EU member...

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the value of benefit payments made to EU immigrants for their children living in their home countries during the last two years for which figures...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Digital Technology: Proof of Identity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to promote the delivery of a system of secure digital identities.

    • Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bridges of Headley on 11 January (HL4782) whether they have any plans to cap or curtail the Chilcot Inquiry’s...

  • Department of Health

    • Artificial Insemination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 27 January (HL5040), what assessment they and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority...

    • Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 8 December 2015 (HL3861), what assessment they have made of why, when the UK ranks number one in...

      Health: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will inform local authorities how much their public health budgets will be in 2016–17 and 2017–18, and why that information has not yet...

      Human Embryo Experiments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health, Melanie Johnson, on 11 May 2004 (HC Deb, col 315W), by Lord Darzi of Denham...

      Stem Cells

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has received that bona fide trophectoderm stem cells have already been successfully derived...

      Human Embryo Experiments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 24 July 2015 (HL1524), how many modifications can be made to an existing research licence...

      Human Embryo Experiments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 27 January (HL5039), whether they are now able to say whether a stated aim of the recently...

      Prescriptions: Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the cost of giving free prescriptions to students in full-time education.

      Prescriptions: Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether students qualify for the NHS Low Income Scheme.

      Better Care Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for the quality of social care and support systems, including independent living of the elderly and...

      Mental Health: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what analysis has been undertaken about the impact and demands for public health and care services due to loneliness and isolation suffered by pensioners, in...

      Fluoride: Drinking Water

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 19 January (HL Deb, col 641) about the potential fortification of bread with folic acid to prevent neural...

      Dental Health: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 16 January 2013 (HL4464) describing the Childsmile programme as "very encouraging", whether they can give...

      Fluoride: Drinking Water

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 16 January 2013 (HL4464), whether the potential disadvantages as well as advantages of water fluoridation for...

      Fluoride: Drinking Water

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the percentage of water involved in fluoridation schemes that reaches the teeth of children it is designed to benefit, taking...

      Bladder Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to ensure that treatment for bladder cancer under the NHS is accessible equally by all patients irrespective of home address.

      Bladder Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are giving to the campaign by Public Health England and various cancer charities to raise awareness of bladder cancer.

      Atrial Fibrillation: East Midlands

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps the East Midlands Strategic Clinical Network is taking to diagnose atrial fibrillation and prevent atrial fibrillation-related strokes.

      Action on Smoking and Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the budget estimate in relation to the projects to be delivered in the 2015–16 grant...

      Action on Smoking and Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the grant awarded to Action on Smoking and Health for 2015–16 relates to activities to be delivered beyond the end of the financial year; and, as...

      Mental Illness: Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of students at university who are prescribed medical treatment for mental health issues.

      Prescriptions: Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the costs to the NHS of providing treatment to students who cannot afford to pay for prescriptions and subsequently...

      Prescriptions: Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prescriptions, per year, are (1) made for students aged 19–25, and (2) not collected by students aged 19–25.

      Zika Virus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how and when they intend to introduce and implement a comprehensive plan in relation to the Zika virus to (1) inform fully the British public about that...

      Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 22 July 2014 (HL939), what was the ranking of the UK in the Health at a Glance 2015: OECD Indicators report...

      Health Services: Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that learning disabilities services are commissioned by the NHS in every prison in England.

      Wheelchairs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of operating wheelchair services in England in the last year for which figures are available.

      Wheelchairs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the responses received on the NHS mandate consultation asked for an improvement in wheelchair services.

      Hepatitis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report by NHS England Improving Value for Patients from Specialised Care: Commissioning Intentions 2016/2017 for Prescribed Specialist...

      Hepatitis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether funding will be provided to NHS Trusts as part of the Operational Delivery Network model to fund hepatitis C treatment services through either (1) a...

      Chiropody: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether an impact assessment was carried out regarding removing bursaries for students of podiatry; and if so, with what result.

      Huddersfield Royal Infirmary: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the capacity of the Accident and Emergency department at Calderdale Royal Hospital to treat additional patients from the...

      Hepatitis: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the collaborative commissioning arrangements for new hepatitis C medicines outlined in the report by NHS England Improving Value for Patients from...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to improve support for children and young people with mental health problems.

      Hives

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what research is being carried out into urticaria, and whether they plan to increase funding for research into the condition.

      Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many local authorities with a social care responsibility have made local authority-funded care available for those with less than substantial care needs,...

      Social Services: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they estimate to be the total number of older people accessing local authority-funded social care in each of the last seven years, expressed in numbers...

      Human Embryo Experiments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 27 January (HL5039), whether the recently approved application by the Human Fertilisation and...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the planned future HPV vaccine programme will also cover elimination of genital warts.

      Game: Lead

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recommendations they have made about what is a safe level of consumption of lead-shot game for children.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the new revised list of treatments available via the Cancer Drugs Fund will ensure increased access for patients to...

      General Practitioners: Working Hours

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions the Department of Health has had with NHS England about agreeing a long-term arrangement to control the cost of medical indemnity cover for...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to develop the model of co-location of urgent and emergency primary care service with accident and emergency departments.

      Health Services: Social Enterprises

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of social enterprises in delivering high-quality healthcare services.

      Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 4 February (HL5341), what consideration the NHS has given to offering to share outcome data with...

      Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 4 February (HL5343), what assessment Genomic England or the NHS has made of the Broad...

      Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 4 February (HL5344), when Genomic England expects to have reported back to patients from the...

      Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 4 February (HL5345), how many of the 20 patients with reports issued so far by the Genomic...

      NHS Improvement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money is being spent by NHS Improvement on a re-design of that organisation.

      Osteoporosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average waiting time for a result to be given of a DEXA bone density scan in each NHS region in England; and what assessment they have made of...

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