Written answers

Friday, 26 February 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average hourly earnings of (a) female, (b) male, (c) full-time and (d) part-time employees of his Department were in each of the last five years.

    • Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2016 to Question 23856, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for the increase in the number of...

      Boats: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will make assistance available to local authorities for the costs of disposing of abandoned boats, vessels and other sea-faring...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport of 10 December 2015, Official Report, column 1132,...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2016 to Question 27121, what the implied average annual season ticket fare referred to in that Answer is.

      Railways: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 February 2016 to Question 26170, whether his departmental officials conducting EU negotiations on behalf of the...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much in Schedule 4 and Schedule 8 compensation payments Network Rail paid to train operating companies in each year from 2009-10 to 2015-16; and...

      High Speed Two: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to HS2 Ltd's Information Paper, G3: Construction Commissioner, published on 16 December 2015, what annual salary he expects to pay to...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the five times increase in the annual upfront fee charges for private hire operator licences by local...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the local licensing authorities on the introduction of five-year private hire operator licences by local...

      Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what consultations have taken place on privatisation of railway stations currently owned by Network Rail; and which stakeholders have been so consulted.

      Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans there are for (a) Transport for the North, (b) Transport for Greater Manchester and (c) Transport for London to take over from Network Rail...

      Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what work Citigroup is conducting for Network Rail in relation to the ownership of railway stations; what fee has been paid to Citigroup for such...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • European Regional Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what work his Department is doing in relation to its responsibility for the European Regional Development Fund.

    • European Regional Development Fund: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many pupils in the North West have received funding from the European Regional Development Fund; and what the total...

      Multiple Occupation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2016 to Question 26305; what estimate his Department has made of the total number of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • North Korea: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with officials of (a) NATO and (b) the EU on the recent ballistic missile launched by North Korea.

    • Maldives: Rule of Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the application of the rule of law in the Maldives.

      North Korea: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of North Korea on the arrest of Mr Otto Frederick Warmbier, and the...

      Indonesia: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions the Government has had with the Indonesian government on the situation of Ahmadis in Bangka, Indonesia.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made on preparations for the EU referendum.

      Bangladesh: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contribution his Department has made to the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief's report on Bangladesh...

      Bangladesh: Human Rights

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

      China: State Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much (a) the Government and (b) each government department spent on (i) arrangements and (ii) hospitality for the Chinese...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of a UK withdrawal from the EU on relations between the UK and Ireland.

      Africa: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many full-time equivalent officials are (a) budgeted for and (b) actually employed in each African country in which the UK...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Employment: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many calls the Pay and Work Rights helpline received in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16; and how much funding that...

    • Company Voluntary Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) have been made in the last two years; how many such arrangements have been...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the average hourly earnings of (a) female, (b) male, (c) full-time and (d) part-time employees of his Department were in...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) local and (b) main post offices were open at the end of (i) April 2015 and (ii) January 2016.

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the ability of the Government to reach the target set in 2012 of doubling exports to £1...

      Post Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many staff from Crown Post Offices that were franchised in 2014 and 2015 (a) transferred to employment with a franchise...

      Job Creation: Sellafield and Solway Firth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to ensure that jobs created by the (a) new nuclear project at Moorside and (b) the Solway Firth Tidal...

      Antidumping: Russia and USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2016 to Question 24530, what methodology is used to calculate prices in connection with...

      Ceramics: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if his Department will make an assessment of whether prices of imported ceramic goods from China reflect the domestic costs of...

      Sunday Trading: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many responses his Department received from (a) convenience stores, (b) shop workers and (c) faith groups to the...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Fringe Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many staff in his Department and non-departmental public bodies receive (a) home to work travel allowance, (b) a car...

      Trade Agreements: North America

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms in the (a) Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)...

      Charities: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will maintain the level of funding of the Charity Research Support Fund in real terms over the next five years.

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what consideration his Department plans to give to local availability of courses in area reviews of further education.

      UK Trade and Investment: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on levels of exports of changes in the budget of UK Trade and Investment...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many staff in his Department have relocated (a) out of London and (b) into London in each of the last five years.

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which offices outside London he does not plan to close under the BIS 2020 strategy.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for what reasons changes to Crown branches take place outside the scope of formal Crown transformation programmes.

      Self-employed: Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to improve access to parental leave for self-employed people.

      UK Trade and Investment: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many meetings he has held with UK Trade and Investment trade envoys since May 2015.

      UK Trade and Investment: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what financial and other resources the Government makes available to UK Trade and Investment trade envoys.

      UK Trade and Investment: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many overseas visits have been carried out by UK Trade and Investment trade envoys in each year since September 2012.

      Private Sector: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of his Department's UK National Contact Point in investigating complaints...

  • Department for International Development

    • Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations her Department has (a) made to and (b) received from Saferworld, Unicef, Save the Children and Oxfam on UK arms...

    • Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with (a) other government departments and (b) external organisations on the effects of UK arms...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the contributions of the Minister of State for International Development at the International Development Committee, 27...

      Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will take steps to ensure that HIV prevention is fully integrated into her Department's work on sexual and reproductive health...

      Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken or plans to take to build the capacity of communities to (a) engage with the Global Fund to Fight...

      Drugs: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the Government plans to do to support reforms to research and development of pharmaceuticals at the World Health Organisaiton...

      Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of donations to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations she expects the UK's share to be at the end of the...

      Ethiopia: Food Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will increase Government funding for emergency food aid to Ethiopia.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which Departments other than her Department, the Ministry of Defence, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for...

      Department for International Development: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff leaving employment at her Department in the last three years have subsequently been rehired within 12 months by the (a)...

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many freedom of information requests were (a) granted and (b) refused by her Department in each of the last five years.

    • Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students were entered for (a) GCSE and (b) A levels in (i) Arabic, (ii) modern Greek, (iii) Japanese, (iv) Urdu, (v) Bengali, (vi) modern...

      Department for Education: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average hourly earnings of (a) female, (b) male, (c) full-time and (d) part-time employees of her Department were in each of the last five years.

      Teachers: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her Department's rationale was for allocating £30,000 to provide training or recruitment of teachers with protected characteristics.

      Regional Schools Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many specialist contractors hired by her Department to advise regional school commissioners there are; and how much her Department spent on such...

      Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) maintained primary schools, (b) maintained secondary schools, (c) primary academies and (d) secondary academies provide at...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of implications for her policies of the finding in the Fair Admissions Campaign's report, An unholy mess, published in...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's press release, Parents to get greater say in the school admissions process of 25 January 2016, when her Department...

      Schools: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether school funding for (a) inner London boroughs and (b) outer London boroughs will decrease in the next financial year.

      Pre-school Education: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people are employed in maintained nurseries in (a) Burnley, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West.

      Primary Education: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2016 to Question 26625, on the Twynham Learning Federation, for what reason it is not possible to place the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress his Department has made on Action 36 of the UK Anti-Corruption plan, published in December 2014, relating to corporate criminal liability.

    • Sexual Offences: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time between (a) offence commission and charge, (b) charge and first court appearance and (c) first court appearance to sentencing or...

      Medway Secure Training Centre: G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2016 to Question 22664, when those contract breaches took place; and with what procedures G4S failed to comply.

      Prison Governors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which organisations have provided diversity and equality training to prison governors since 1 January 2012.

      Hammersmith County Court: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many responses to his Department's consultation on the closure of Hammersmith Court were (a) in favour of and (b) against the closure.

      Feltham Young Offender Institution: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average amount of time is a prisoner spends on education or work-related activities at Feltham Young Offenders Institution.

      Prisons: Tools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many loss of tool incidents have occurred in each prison establishment since May 2010.

      Prisons: Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many rape incidents have occurred in each prison establishment in each month since May 2010.

  • Leader of the House

    • Leader of the House of Commons: Pay

      To ask the Leader of the House, what the average hourly earnings of (a) female, (b) male, (c) full-time and (d) part-time employees of his Office were in each of the last five years.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Police: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many full-time equivalent personnel employed by the (a) Royal Military Police, (b) Royal Naval Police and (c) Royal Air Force Police were deployed...

    • Islamic State: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF airstrikes have taken place against Daesh targets in (a) Iraq and (b) Syria since 2 December 2015.

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on the Gateway Project for armed forces veterans; and what plans he has to include Northern Ireland within the...

      Ministry of Defence: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much and what proportion of his Department's overseas development assistance budget his Department spent was subject to the International...

      HMS Ocean: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Chinooks, (b) Sea King and (c) Lynx helicopters HMS Ocean carried on her most recent deployment.

      Kurds: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2016 to Question 25590, whether his Department has received a request from the Kurdistan Regional Government for...

      Kurds: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the reasons are for the time taken to supply the Kurdistan Regional Government with new rounds for British machine guns.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average hourly earnings of (a) female, (b) male, (c) full-time and (d) part-time employees of his Department were in each of the last...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Birkenhead (a) of 20 November 2015 on school holiday provision and (b) of 16...

      Bus Services: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason his Department decided not to renew funding of the extension of the Number 14 bus service to Peel Park.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people automatically enrolled into workplace pensions between October 2012 and October 2013 have since withdrawn from that scheme.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that employees who initially opted out of the automatic enrolment into pension provision are...

      Flexible Support Fund: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2015 to Question 16115, if he will make it his policy to collect centrally data on Flexible Support...

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many calls have been made to the Universal Credit 03456000723 number to date; what the average duration is of such calls; what the average...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many press and public relations staff are employed by (a) his Department, (b) Ofcom, (c) Royal Parks, (d) Arts Council England, (e)...

    • Code for America

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the role of the Code for America programme and its applicability to the UK.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department spent (a) in real terms and (b) as a share of departmental spending on (i) temporary agency staff, (ii)...

      Channel Four Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the value of Channel 4.

      Digital Accessibility Alliance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many times the Digital Accessibility Alliance has met in each quarter since it was formed.

      British Telecom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what obligations Openreach and BT have under contracts with the Government to provide prior warning to residents of planned maintenance...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to answer Question 23160 tabled on 19 January 2016, on the Code for America programme.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he or Ofcom have made an assessment or hold information on the proportion of BT's ducts that were able to have fibre blown...

      Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential effect of a UK withdrawal from the EU on cultural, sporting and media...

      Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in other EU member states on the potential effect of a UK withdrawal from the EU on...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2016 to Question 26900, if he will request that Ofcom publish an assessment of the extent to...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of homes receiving fibre-optic broadband services in (a) Coventry, (b) the West...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of spending on infrastructure to support fibre-optic broadband installation in each of the last...

      Ofcom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the capacity of Ofcom to protect the rights of internet service provider customers.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what further assistance his Department plans to give the devolved legislatures for providing access to higher speed broadband services.

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which arts organisations have received public funding of more than £5 million in the last three years.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment (a) his Department and (b) Ofcom has made of the number of (a) business parks which do not have superfast broadband and...

  • Home Office

    • Social Networking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of children (a) under 16 and (b) between 16 and 18 who have been groomed on social media sites in...

    • Cybercrime: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were victims of online fraud in (a) Burnley, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West in each year since 2010.

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what receipts were received by each police force from the proceeds of crime in 2015.

      Vetting: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to protect the public from fraudulent organisations presenting themselves as Disclosure and Barring Service...

      Care Homes: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of mandatory electrical safety checks in care homes.

      Crime: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crimes in (a) England and Wales, (b) London and (c) each London borough were related to or caused by some kind of mental health...

      Police Stations: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many recorded incidents there were of no custody nurses being available in police stations when required in each year since 2010.

  • Scotland Office

    • North Sea Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if the Prime Minister will make it his policy to devolve responsibilities for the North Sea oil industry to the Scottish Government.

  • HM Treasury

    • Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the effects of the tax treatment of interest payments on tax revenues.

    • Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2016 to Question 20496, how many people were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of offences relating to (i) corporation...

      Treasury: Fringe Benefits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in his Department and non-departmental public bodies receive (a) home to work travel allowance, (b) a car allowance and (c) subsidised health...

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has conducted an impact assessment on proposals to require small businesses and self-employed people to complete quarterly digital...

      Licensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the effect on the public purse of the transfer of licence fee rates tax receipts to devolved city region authorities.

      Fringe Benefits: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the average annual change in tax relief for a person employed via an employment intermediary as a result of the Government's...

      Investment Income: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the HM Revenue and Customs policy paper, Income tax: changes to dividend taxation, published in December 2015, if he will publish the data...

      Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes HM Revenue and Customs have (a) registered and (b) approved in each financial year since 6 April 2012.

      Self-employed: Owner Occupation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to support self-employed people who want to buy their own home.

      Self-employed: Mortgages

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to improve access to mortgages for self-employed people.

      Tax Avoidance: Self-employed

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many investigations have been opened by HM Revenue and Customs under IR35 in the last two years.

      Solar Power: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of whether a five per cent VAT rate could continue to apply to solar PV and solar thermal within the terms of the EU's VAT...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Which? 2016 energy satisfaction survey, what steps she is taking to ensure the big six energy companies improve...

    • National Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether she has made an assessment of the potential effect on UK GDP of the National Grid issuing Notification of Inadequate System...

      National Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether she has made an assessment of the potential effect on UK GDP of the National Grid using its demand side balancing reserve...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she has made an assessment of the potential effect on carbon dioxide emissions of the life extension of nuclear reactors compared...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the report, The Size and Performance of the UK Low Carbon Economy, published in March 2015, whether estimates of...

      Department for Energy and Climate Change: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much and what proportion of her Department's overseas development assistance budget her Department spent was subject to the...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will publish an updated set of Levy Control Framework projections.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what evidential basis was used when calculating the latest forecasts for the Levy Control Framework.

      Renewable Energy: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what information her Department holds on the number of people employed in the (a) wind and (b) solar energy sector in Yorkshire and...

      Renewable Energy: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the level of installed capacity was for (a) wind and (b) solar energy in Yorkshire and the Humber in each of the last 10 years.

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what her Department's policy is on the future development of tidal lagoons in the UK.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Fringe Benefits

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff in his Department and non-departmental public bodies receive (a) home to work travel allowance, (b) a car allowance and (c) subsidised...

    • Cabinet Office: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average hourly earnings of (a) female, (b) male, (c) full-time and (d) part-time employees of his Department were in each of the last five years.

      Cabinet Office: Meetings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department have had with (i) arms manufacturers, (ii) tobacco manufacturers and (iii) representatives of...

      Senior Civil Servants: Political Impartiality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance his Department provides to senior civil servants on speaking at public events.

      Cervical Cancer: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many women have died from primary cervical cancer at the age of (a) 20, (b) 21, (c) 22, (d) 23, (e) 24 and (f) 25 in each year since 2003.

  • Prime Minister

    • UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many meetings he has had with UK Trade and Investment trade envoys since May 2015.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding her Department plans to make available for flood defences along the River Calder and its tributaries in West...

    • Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to bring forward proposals to ban the use of wild animals in circuses.

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the UK paid to the EU for agricultural levies in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Clean Growth Ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2016 to Question 26611, whether the Clean Growth Committee has met to discuss air quality.

      Squirrels: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to support the growth of the red squirrel population.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to encourage more milk processors to comply with the voluntary code on milk contracts.

      Labelling: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to facilitate the development of an improved labelling code in the UK.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will carry out a review of UK dairy processing capacity.

      Dairy Products: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps she has taken to support and develop the export potential of UK dairy through the Dairy Exports Strategy.

  • Department of Health

    • Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had on presumed consent for organ donations in England.

    • Soft Drinks: Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of measures intended to curtail consumption of high sugar drinks on levels of consumption of drinks...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to raise awareness among parents of the six-week postnatal check.

      Department of Health: Fringe Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff in his Department and non-departmental public bodies receive (a) home to work travel allowance, (b) a car allowance and (c) subsidised...

      Department of Health: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average hourly earnings of (a) female, (b) male, (c) full-time and (d) part-time employees of his Department were in each of the last five years.

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2016 to Question 25934, for what reasons information about how many three year olds received a free NHS dental...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many young people aged 17 or under received dental treatment band 1 in (a) Nottingham North constituency, (b) Nottingham and (c) England in 2015.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists there are in (a) Nottingham North constituency, (b) Nottingham and (c) England.

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the public purse was of urgent dental treatment for children in (a) Nottingham North constituency, (b) Nottingham and (c) England in 2015.

      Tuberous Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS England's workplan for 2016-17 will include developing a policy for the effective delivery of care for people with tuberous sclerosis complex.

      Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission a review into the effectiveness of NHS England in discharging its duties in implementing the Rare Diseases Strategy.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce GP appointment waiting times.

      Genetics: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the commissioning of a national molecular diagnosis service.

      Ophthalmic Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average unit cost of a first outpatient paediatric ophthalmology appointment was in 2014-15.

      Cancer: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the financial implications of caring for people with cancer and their families.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for the policies of the Cabinet Office of the recommendations of the Mental Health Taskforce report,...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) children and (b) adolescent patients in (i) England and (ii) London were admitted to mental health hospitals outside of their home local...

      Department of Health: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the annual rent paid by his Department is on 39 Victoria Street.

      Mental Health Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is from referral to the commencement of a talking therapy course in (a) the North West and (b) Warrington.

      Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have had with representatives of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee since...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the ability of ambulance trusts to meet targets for (a) Red 1 and (b) Red 2 category emergency callouts.

      Meningitis: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many grants of what value were made by his Department for meningitis research programmes in each of the last five years.

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on meningitis vaccine stocks in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS 111

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to review the efficacy of the 111 service in ensuring that 999 is not used in medical non-emergencies.

      General Practitioners: Hampstead and Kilburn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding from NHS England General Practices under (a) General Medical Services and (b) Personal Medical Services contracts in Hampstead and...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will carry out an assessment of the effect of changes in funding for community pharmacies on patient safety.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of Personal Medical Services contracts by general practices in (a) Hampstead and Kilburn, (b) London and (c) England have...

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people vaccinated against meningitis in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

      Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who will be consulted during the review of blood donations by the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the expansion of parenting programmes will be integrated with local transformation plans for children and...

      Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure NHS England is working with (a) clinical commissioning groups, (b) local authorities and (c) other partners...

      Personal Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to increase public awareness of personal health budgets.

      Offenders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people arrested in (a) England and Wales, (b) London and (c) each London borough were diverted to mental health services after an assessment by...

      Prisons: Legionnaires' Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Legionnaires' disease incidents have been reported in each prison since May 2010.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Government Equalities Office: Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the average hourly earnings of (a) female, (b) male, (c) full-time and (d) part-time employees of the Government Equalities Office were in each...

  • Home Office

    • National Wildlife Crime Unit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 2 February (HL5437), when an announcement will be made about the funding of the National Wildlife Crime Unit...

    • Police: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 17 February (HL6083), how many of the 14 direct entry superintendents still employed in police forces in...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

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