Written answers

Monday, 29 February 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Petrol Alternatives: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on the establishment of 12 hydrogen refuelling stations announced on 27 March 2015.

    • British Transport Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2016 to Question 24236, whether Transport for London's financial contribution to the British Transport Police...

      British Transport Police: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many British Transport Police officers will be deployed in 2016-17.

      Volkswagen: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Volkswagen on the provision of additional staffing in the UK during its repair programme.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people used the subsidised part of the Number 14 bus service to Peel Park in each of the last 24 months.

      Roads: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2016 to Question 21012 on roads: floods, what recent assessment his Department has made of (a) the extent of...

      Roads: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many projects under the Road Investment Strategy are (a) completed, (b) ongoing and (c) still to be launched, by region; how many of those...

      Aviation: Lasers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent representations his Department has received on laser pens being pointed at aircraft in flight.

      British Transport Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answers of 9 February 2016 to Question 25766 and 11 January 2016 to Question 20570 on British Transport Police: finance, if he will...

      British Transport Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answers of 3 February 2016 to Question 24232 and 11 January 2016 to Question 20570 on British Transport Police: finance, how much...

      Railway Stations: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many railway stations are (a) staffed and (b) unstaffed.

      Railway Stations: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many railway station ticket offices have (a) been closed and (b) had their opening hours reduced since 2010.

      Railway Stations: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of railway station ticket offices that will be closed by (a) 2020 and (b) 2025.

      Railway Stations: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of railway stations that will be unstaffed in (a) 2020 and (b) 2025.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of funding to the new northern rail franchise will be provided by (a) subsidies to Northern Rail, (b) investment by Network Rail, (c)...

      Aviation: Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2016 to Question 25769, on aviation: emergencies, whether he has received recent reports of further developments...

      M6: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Midland Expressway on the proposed sale of the M6 Toll road.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of bus routes that have been (a) added and (b) removed since 2010.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the potential benefits for bus passengers of municipal ownership of bus companies.

      Railways: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had on devolving responsibility for rail services to the Midlands.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he will issue the draft environmental statement on Phase 2 of High Speed Two (Fradley to Crewe).

      Aviation: Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what reports he has received of an emergency landing in Abuja by British Airways flight BA59 from Heathrow to Cape Town on 29 January 2016.

      Roads: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 February 2016 to Question 26148, on roads: investment, which two projects are not progressing on or ahead of schedule;...

      Motorcycles: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 February 2016 to Question 26202, how many items of correspondence his Department has received from the public on the...

      Railway Stations: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of staffing of railway stations on (a) passenger safety, (b) passenger assurance, (c) safety of...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on passenger safety of removing guards and introducing driver-controlled operation on Northern Rail services.

      Regional Airports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when each allocated route under the Regional Air Connectivity Fund will be launched.

      Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what additional capacity for extra stations is planned for East Cardiff as a result of the electrification of the Great Western main line.

      Electric Vehicles: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to implement the policy announced on 27 March 2015 by the previous Government on funding to increase the uptake for...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total cost to Network Rail was of acquiring the ownership of freight sites under Project Mountfield; and what overall revenue received by...

      Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the value of EU funding was for the Great Western Main Line electrification programme on the most recent date for which figures are available.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress Highways England has made on introducing Regional Road Safety Co-ordinators; and whether Highways England's Regional Incident and...

      British Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many former employees of British Rail were entitled to receive Safeguarded Travel benefits on the most recent date for which figures are available.

      Bus Service Operators Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 2 November 2010 to the Questions from the hon. Member for Denton and Reddish, Official Report, column 702W, on bus...

      Transport: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that transport trade unions retain confidence in his Department's Senior Civil Servants' impartiality.

      Transport: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the comment by Peter Wilkinson, Director of Rail Passenger Services at his Department, of 22 February 2016, about future industrial relations...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which providers are expected to provide accommodation for the estimated 20,000 Syrian nationals to be resettled under the Vulnerable Persons...

    • Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidelines her Department produces on the inclusion of non-conviction information or soft information on DBS forms.

      British Nationality: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time was for an application for British citizenship from submission of initial application to decision in the...

      Right of Abode: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2016 to Questions 24490 and 24491, when her Department expects to have made a decision on whether to...

      Visas: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to provide certified copies of identity documents to visa applicants to support their applications to...

      Visas: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2015 to Question 3343, if she will commission an independent review of the reasons for the refusal of visa...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made in standardising the border control queue measurement system across airports, ferry ports and rail terminals.

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many lorries were (a) routinely searched and (b) searched for illegal immigrants at English ports in each of the last three years; and...

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2016 to Question 26859, if she will update her Department's response to e-petition 104867, on...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliament: Catering

      To ask the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, what the Commission's policy is on the allocation of service charges paid by card to (a)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pay

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

    • South China Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of deployment by China of surface-to-air missiles on the Paracels Islands in the South China Sea.

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the intensity of conflict in urban areas in Yemen.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support Saudi Arabia's internal inquiry into war crimes in Yemen.

      Yemen: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the UK is taking to prevent a refugee crisis in Yemen.

      Belarus: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Belarusian counterpart on recent death penalty sentences handed down by Belarusian...

      Yemen: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to (a) monitor and (b) counter the activities of Al Qaeda and Daesh in Yemen.

      Yemen: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of Daesh fighters in Yemen.

      Diplomatic Service: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many foreign consulates or diplomatic offices have closed in Scotland since 2010.

      Islamic State: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for the Government's policies of the recognition of acts constituting genocide...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent diplomatic steps the Government has taken to support the reopening of peace talks in Yemen and the establishment of...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on the frequency of rocket attacks from the West Bank into Israel in the last 12 months.

      Mohammed al-Qeeq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on the detainment of Mohammed al-Qeeq in Israel.

      Middle East: Islamic State

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

      Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure there are sufficient safeguards to respect individual privacy in place in respect...

      Overseas Aid

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

  • Cabinet Office

  • Attorney General

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Attorney General, what the CPS's policy is on seeking prosecutions of former members of paramilitary and terrorist organisations in Northern Ireland for attacks made against members of...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his Department's policy is on providing direct web links to information requested in written parliamentary questions in the...

    • Skills Funding Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many full-time equivalent staff there were in the Skills Funding Agency in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d)...

      Apprentices: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprenticeships were created in the tourism sector in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2014-15.

      Teachers: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what types of evidence he plans will be considered for assessment for the Teaching Excellence Framework.

      Student Opportunity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2016 to Question 22794, how many beneficiaries of the Student Opportunity Fund there were...

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Skills of 2 February 2016, Official Report, column 764, what proportion...

      Sunday Trading: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many small business groups and coalitions responded to the Government's consultation, Devolving Sunday trading rules,...

      Sunday Trading: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what (a) number and (b) proportion of those respondents to his Department's consultation, Devolving Sunday trading rules,...

      Sunday Trading: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many small businesses responded to the Government's consultation, Devolving Sunday trading rules, published on 5 August...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of senior civil servants in his Department are women.

      Sunday Trading: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) business representative bodies, (b) central government bodies, (c) local authorities, (d) trade union or staff...

      Sunday Trading: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of responses to the Sunday trading consultation supported the devolution of Sunday trading hours.

      Sunday Trading: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations were received from (a) USDAW, (b) other trade unions, (c) ACS and (d) other trade and workers' associations...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of investing in video-conferencing facilities to facilitate split-site...

      Domestic Appliances: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent representations he has received on faulty tumble dryers causing fires; and when his Department was first made aware...

      Business: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many businesses have signed agreements with the Business Growth Service in (a) the UK and (b) Kirklees.

      ACAS: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2016 to Question 25611, on employment: telephone services, if he will commission an...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Social Enterprises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with local enterprise partnerships on supporting social enterprises.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for what reasons the process for including Citizens Advice as the statutory consumer watchdog differs for changes to Crown post...

      Rio Tinto Alcan: Lochaber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he (a) has had and (b) plans to have with Rio Tinto on that company's strategic review of its smelter...

      Small Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with social enterprises and other small and medium-sized enterprises about the potential effect of...

      Groceries Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what (a) timetable and (b) process his Department plans for its forthcoming review of the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator.

      Groceries Code Adjudicator: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress has been made on introducing a Europe-wide groceries adjudicator.

      Axle Weights: Weighing Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department has taken to ensure the (a) maintenance of and (b) appropriate location for public weighbridges.

      Axle Weights: Weighing Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the number of operational public weighbridges was by region in each of the last 10 years.

      Higher Education: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of a UK withdrawal from the EU on the (a) number of EU students in the UK...

      Aluminium: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department plans to take to extend the levels of support being given to the aluminium industry to the same level...

      Aviation: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when the Government will introduce incentives for the adoption of new technologies designed to manage noise from aircraft on the...

      Innovate UK: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his policy is on the future of the Innovate UK Smart funding programme.

      Research Councils: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how his Department decides on allocation of funding to research councils; and what assessment he has made of the grounds for...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the variation in the number of teaching hours provided to and fees paid by university students.

      Sunday Trading: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many responses his Department received to the devolving Sunday trading rules consultation.

      Sunday Trading: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many responses to the Government's consultation on devolving Sunday trading rules were opposed to any relaxation of Sunday...

      UK Membership of EU: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for projects supported by State Aid agreements of the UK leaving the EU.

      Sunday Trading: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps the Government took to ensure that its response to its consultation, Sunday Trading, published in August 2015, took...

      Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many officials of his Department were employed specifically to assist with negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and...

      Sunday Trading: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for what reasons the Government has not yet published its analysis of responses to its consultation, Sunday Trading, published...

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for what reason the report commissioned by his Department from Ecofys on international electricity prices has not yet been...

      Christmas Day (Trading) Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Christmas Day (Trading) Act 2014.

      Graduates: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the distribution of the graduate premium by each decile of graduate lifetime earnings.

      Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the expenditure of his Department which specifically related to the Transatlantic Trade and...

      Further Education: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effects on recruitment of further education staff of the Government's restrictions on public...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent estimate his Department has made of the average cost of each official of his Department based at (a) St Paul's...

  • Department for International Development

    • Drugs: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, who the Government plans to send as its representative to the discussions on research and development of pharmaceuticals at the World...

    • Malawi: Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department plans to provide to help tackle hunger in Malawi.

      Malawi: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the availability of food to people in Malawi.

      Department for International Development: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the (a) policy and (b) other responsibilities are of each special adviser in her Department.

      Eritrea: EU Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has made representations to the EU on its funding of aid and development projects in Eritrea.

      Eritrea: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department has allocated to projects which are primarily aimed at Eritrean nationals in the last three years; and...

      Malawi: Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will issue a response to EDM 1011, Fire at Mzuzu University, Malawi.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has made to reallocate UK aid funding from cross-EU funds and programmes in the event of the UK voting to...

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Fringe Benefits

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

    • Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average number of days was for a determination to be made by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator after an objection to a school's admission...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will undertake a national review of the operation of admissions procedures and the School Admissions Code.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what procedures are in place to ensure that headteachers follow the School Admissions Code.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria are used to define challenging behaviour as used in the 2012 School Admissions Code.

      Faith Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policy on school admissions of the finding of the report, An Unholy Mess, published by the...

      Faith Schools: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many vexatious complaints there have been against faith schools from secularist campaign groups in each of the last three years.

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of fair access protocols on pupil referral units.

      Extracurricular Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of (a) the school a pupil attends and (b) access to transport on participation in after-school sport.

      Free Schools: Luton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 16 February 2016 to Question 26162 on free schools: Luton, whether she plans to publish details of the repayments made by...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of identified violations of the Schools Admissions Code since 2014 related to failure to properly prioritise looked-after and...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will establish a regulatory body to enforce the School Admissions Code.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of the objections received by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator in relation to the School Admissions Code by (a) all parties, (b)...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what measures are in place to ensure that no school is asked to admit a disproportionate number of children who have been excluded from other schools.

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the built environment on learning progress in schools.

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's policies on the design of new schools of the study entitled, The impact of...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of preventing civil society organisations from submitting complaints about school admission...

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the total number of students enrolled in the English Baccalaureate in each year since its inception; and if...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent on marketing for the Future Teaching Scholars programme to date.

      Academies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to encourage academies to join high-performing rather than under-performing multi-academy trusts; and if she will make a statement.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has allocated to the Future Teaching Scholars programme for the 2016-17 cohort.

      Department for Education: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent on (a) new IT equipment, (b) new furniture, (c) new artwork, (d) catering and events, (e) renovating its buildings...

      Foster Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2016 to Question 26852, what funding she expects will be provided for the Fostering Network in (a) 2016-17, (b)...

      English Language: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will establish a system to permit supplementary schools and mainstream schools to bid for funding to support the professional development of...

      Gujarati Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will require the Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations board to offer GCSE and A-level Gujarati examinations beyond September 2018; and if she...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applicants to the Future Teaching Scholars programme to date have been (a) women and (b) men.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the number of (a) people who will apply for 2016-17 cohort of the Future Teaching Scholars programme,...

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and which local authorities have notified her Department about plans to dispose of grant-funded assets through the (a) sale, (b) transfer and...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications her Department received to the first application round for the Future Teaching Scholars programme.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of how much his Department will have spent on implementing digitalisation requirements by April 2016 at the courts and...

    • Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) times and to which prisons (i) Tornado Teams and (ii) the National Tactical Response Group have been called out, (b) Gold Command prison...

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons the National Offender Management Service decided not to impose financial penalties on private prisons on each occasion when such...

      Prisons: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times (a) gold, (b) silver and (c) bronze command suites were opened in each prison in each of the last three years.

      Ministry of Justice: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what planning his Department has undertaken for the possibility of the UK voting to leave the EU.

      Cemeteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions his Department has had with burial authorities and other stakeholders on the reuse of graves.

      Care Proceedings: Eastern Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will estimate the number of care proceedings involving children and families from countries in Eastern Europe in the latest period for which...

      Prison Service: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the comparative effect of changes to civil service pensions on prison officers who joined that scheme under Classic but...

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has conducted of the potential effect of the closure of 86 courts and tribunals in England and Wales on access to justice...

      Legal Representation: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential psychological effect on victims of domestic abuse who are representing themselves as litigants...

      Courts: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much he estimates will have been spent by April 2016 on implementing digitalisation requirements at Calderdale Magistrates' Court and Halifax County...

      Prison Service: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of prison governors have received (i) diversity training since 1 January 2012 and (ii) no such training; and what...

      Judges: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of judges have received (i) diversity training since 1 January 2012 and (ii) no such training; and what proportion...

      Non-molestation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for (a) non-molestation orders and (b) ex parte non-molestation orders were (i) made and (ii) declined in each of the last five years.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority have been made in each of the last five years.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time of cases in employment tribunals was in each of the last five years.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of offences under sections 58 and 59 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 related to abortions in each year...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people recovering from cancer have appealed (a) an employment and support allowance award and (b) a disability living allowance or personal...

      Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2016 to Question 21452, how many jobs at the Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust were abolished or...

  • Church Commissioners

    • George Bell

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the settlement the Church Commissioners made to the complainant against George Bell was made directly in...

    • George Bell

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether any of the Estates Commissioners saw the charge sheet on which George Bell was found guilty of child abuse...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Veterans: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to provide immediate legal advice, without cost, to former service personnel required to submit to an interview about...

    • NATO Rapid Reaction Corps: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where he expects the two-star headquarters of the Ultra Rapid Reaction Corps to be located.

      Italy: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government has sought from or been given permission by the Italian government for use of the Sigonella air station in Sicily.

      USA: RAF Lakenheath

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2016 to Question 25312, whether he has been consulted about proposals for a US drone operation centre at RAF...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Written Statement of 17 December 2015, HCWS 431, to which deployed coalitions the UK is party.

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which government departments and agencies plan to participate in Exercise Joint Venture later this year.

      Armed Forces: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of each type of (a) combat vehicles, (b) protected patrol vehicles and (c) reconnaissance vehicles was classified as fit for service in...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Vector protected vehicles were in operational use by the army in each year since 2007.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on replacement of Vector protected patrol vehicles.

      Armed Forces: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many equipment failure reports were filed for each type of (a) combat vehicle, (b) protected patrol vehicle and (c) reconnaissance vehicle in each...

      Russia: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times Russian military (a) aircraft and (b) ships have entered British territory in the last 12 months; what the average response time was for...

      Joint Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) funding the Government will provide to the Joint Security Fund, (b) funding his Department will receive from that fund, (c) funding Defence...

      War Pensions: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people in receipt of a war disablement pension are also in receipt of the (a) age-related tax allowance, (b) allowance for lowered standard of...

      Special Forces: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 4.92 of the National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, Cm 9161, what additional funding the...

      NATO: Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's press release, UK to step up NATO maritime commitment, published on 10 February 2016, which Type 45 Destroyer will be...

      Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military operations the UK has undertaken against (a) Daesh and (b) al-Qaeda in the last 12 months.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2016 to Question 26801, if he will create a central register of contracts and contract information for the...

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) scope, (b) value and (c) cost overrun from the original value are of contracts awarded to BAE Systems for the Successor submarine programme.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the risk provision is in the cost estimate announced in the Strategic Defence and Security Review for the Successor submarine programme.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the formal internal scrutiny process for the current calculations for optimism bias for the Successor submarine programme to be completed.

      Armed Forces: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recruits to the (a) Reserve and (b) armed forces in each local authority area of their origin in Wales and in each branch of service began...

      Veterans: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations his Department has made to the NHS England consultation on the future of mental health support for veterans of the armed forces.

      Ministry of Defence: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many consultants' contracts were terminated early in each of the last six years for which figures are available; and what the cost of each such...

      Armed Forces: Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to reform compensation for armed forces veterans affected by mesothelioma.

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of planned changes to pay and allowances on the morale of the armed forces.

      War Widows: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received from war widows who remarried between 1973 and 2005 on reinstatement of their war widow's pension.

      Strategic Defence and Security Review: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 on the Royal Navy's global reach.

      Armed Forces: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to protect the armed forces from persistent legal claims.

      Defence: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made on reducing the proportion of the defence budget which is spent on legal fees.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect on national security of the continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases were being dealt with by his Department's Child Maintenance Group's Financial Investigation Unit in the most recent period for...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent staff are employed within his Department's Child Maintenance Group's Financial Investigation Unit.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for a variation from the standard formula have been made under the 2012 statutory child maintenance scheme by (a)...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of non-resident parents within the live caseload of the (a) Child Support Agency and (b) Child Maintenance...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many requests were made by his Department's Child Maintenance Group to HM Revenue and Customs for information relating to a non-resident...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 February 2016 to Question 26169, on social security benefits: disqualification, what steps his Department is...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2016 to Question 24142, how much is owed in child maintenance arrears by non-resident parents whose CSA...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2016 to Question 24142, what the average length of time per case has been that his Department has taken...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2016 to Question 24142, how many closed CSA cases with child maintenance arrears have been referred for...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2016 to Question 24142, how many former CSA clients whose liability ended as part of the Department's CSA...

      Pension Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing a fiduciary duty for the governance committees of pension funds to their members.

      Pension Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to review the governance arrangements of pension funds.

      Supported Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will ring-fence housing payments for tenants in supported accommodation.

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what analysis his Department conducts of personal independence payment medical assessments to (a) help identify common issues which cause...

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the (a) time taken to introduce and (b) cost of introduction of a system of in-work benefits for newly-arrived EU...

      Housing Benefit: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of how many people in supported housing specifically designated for (a) disabled people, (b) victims of domestic...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Hewlett-Packard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the end-dates are of his Department's contracts with Hewlett Packard Enterprise; which such contracts he plans to extend, for what...

      Department for Work and Pensions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's plans are for the delivery of IT and digital services after the end dates of current contracts.

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have made representations to his Department about the proposed change of social sector housing benefit to the level of local...

      Independent Living Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will commission an evaluation of the effectiveness of support for former Independent Living Fund recipients.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Cricket: Sportsgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many new community cricket grounds have been opened in the last five years.

    • Tourism: Calder Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage tourism in Calder Valley since the recent flooding and severe weather in that area.

      Tourism: Calder Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will estimate the cost to the tourist industry in Calder Valley of recent flooding and severe weather in that area.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Gaming Machine Regulations 2015 on the volume of bets being staked at just under...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what duties apply to betting companies to ensure that vulnerable customers using their services gamble responsibly.

      Football: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he plans to take to help prevent disproportionate increases in the price of football tickets.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Derelict Land: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will provide brownfield gap funding to bring brownfield land in Greater Manchester back into use for homes and business.

    • Non-domestic Rates: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what projections his Department has made of the effect on business rates receipts of plans for devolved city region authorities.

      Social Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of proposals to impose mandatory rent reductions on social landlords of one...

      Council Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued on the applicability of Florrie's law, capping council housing repair bills, to works...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the formal consultation process will be for the review of the Homes and Communities Agency.

      Floods: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the amount paid out by local authorities to households in flood compensation payments.

      Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2016 to Question 23605, whether he plans to publish the thresholds for council homes to be...

      Property Development: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will review planning permissions granted to developments that are yet to be started on floodplains that have...

      Devolution: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential benefit to the local economies of North, East, South and West Yorkshire of a...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library all correspondence between the Government and EU Commission on the application of EU Directive...

      Disabled Facilities Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) budget and (b) total spend was on the disabled facilities grants scheme in each year from 2009-10 to 2014-15.

      Disabled Facilities Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, (a) how many people applied for disabled facilities grants, (b) how many such applications were successful and (c) what the...

      Flood Control: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assistance is available to people undertaking flood protection measures who cannot afford to pay for the works before...

      Communities and Local Government: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the rate of pay is for cleaners in his Department.

      Disabled Facilities Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average waiting time was to be assessed by an occupational therapist for disabled facilities grants in each year from...

      Floods: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2016 to Question 25978, whether the timetable for making a decision on applying to the EU...

      Change of Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 November 2015 to Question 15112, when he intends to bring forward amendments to the Town and...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2016 to Question 23515, what estimate he has made of the total cost to people who pay...

      Housing: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2016 to Question 26584, on housing: young people, what conditions vulnerable young people...

      Councillors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that people who have been convicted of a child sex offence cannot...

      Housing: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2016 to Question 26614, on children in care: housing, how many young people he expects to...

      Housing Estates: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Prime Minister's announcement of 10 January 2016 on sink estates, with what bodies he discussed the...

  • HM Treasury

    • Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many notices under section 93 of the Finance Act 2015 were issued by HM Revenue and Customs in the period from 1 April 2015 to 31 December 2015.

    • Multinational Companies: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies have been subject to a diverted profits charge since its introduction.

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on that body's record of (a) call waiting times, (b) call handling and (c) the steps...

      Multinational Companies: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take to ensure that all UK-registered companies are subject to the same tax provisions as their UK competitors providing the same...

      Banks

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for the effectiveness of the ring-fence between retail and investment banking of the Prudential Regulation...

      Banks

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have had on the implementation of the ring-fence between retail and investment banking since...

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for financial system resilience of the Prudential Regulation Authority's proposed rules on ringfencing; and...

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the likely effectiveness of the ring-fence between retail and investment banking in reducing the interconnectedness of...

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of the ring-fence between retail and investment banking in reducing funding risk in the UK...

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for the effectiveness of the ring-fence between retail and investment banking of the Prudential Regulation...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15 February 2016 to Question 26319 on the national minimum wage, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for how long HM Revenue and Customs is required to keep records on individual tax credit cases.

      Connaught Asset Management

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Oral Contribution of the Economic Secretary to the Treasury of 1 February 2016, Official Report, column 748, what further progress has...

      Economic Situation: China

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the fall in China's foreign currency reserves on the UK economy.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of tax credit investigations carried out by Concentrix under its contract with his Department have resulted in findings of (a) fraud and (b)...

      Oil: Prices

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with which financial institutions on the energy exposure of such institutions in response to the falling price of oil.

      Money Laundering: Estate Agents

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which estate agents in London have been penalised for failing to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 in each year since the introduction of...

      Living Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what formula was used to calculate the Government's proposed living wage.

      Productivity

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to reduce the productivity gap.

      Treasury: Meetings

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department have had with (i) arms manufacturers, (ii) tobacco manufacturers and (iii) representatives of the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Wolverhampton South West dated 11 January 2016 on the Connaught Income Fund,...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Government's policy is on funding for the Equitable Life Payment Scheme that has not been disbursed.

      Bank of England: Reform

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to further reform the Bank of England.

      National Infrastructure Commission

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he next plans to attend a meeting of the National Infrastructure Commission.

      Deutsche Bank: Fines

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2016 to Question 25976, whether the proceeds from the £227 million fine imposed on Deutsche Bank will be...

      EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the net annual UK financial contribution to the EU is expected to be in each of the next three years.

      Dorneywood: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much public money has been spent on repairs to Dorneywood in the last 12 months.

      Coinage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Swedish government over their decision to end the production of coins containing nickel; whether he plans to further...

      Treasury: Cleaning Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the rate of pay is for cleaners in his Department.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Cabinet Office: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what meetings (a) she and (b) Ministers of her Department have had with (i) arms manufacturers, (ii) tobacco manufacturers and (iii)...

    • Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2016 to Question 24408, if she will discuss with the Sustainable Energy Association and other...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to tackle fuel poverty in the UK.

      Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will instruct the National Measurement and Regulation Office to publish a list of all known heat networks in the UK.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many smart (a) electric and (b) gas meters have been installed in Calderdale since the smart meter programme started; and what...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether her Department has undertaken a value-for-money assessment for gas absorption heat pumps for inclusion within the Renewable...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when she plans to open her Department's consultation on changes to the Warm Home Discount scheme.

      Electricity Generation: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when she will publish the findings of the Frontier Economics analysis commissioned by her Department in 2014 with the aim of further...

      Department of Energy and Climate Change: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what her Department's wellness strategy is.

      Coal: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will place in the Library any information her Department holds on the number of jobs imported coal supports in each of its...

      Electric Cables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps the Government has taken to encourage underground cabling connecting (a) wind farm and (b) other such installations to...

      Biofuels: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she has taken to support the Humber region's biomass projects.

      Department for Energy and Climate Change: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many (a) publications, (b) consultation documents and (c) circulars her Department has issued since August 2012; and what the...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans the Government has to ensure comparable treatment in respect of (a) immunity from prosecution and (b) prosecution for former service...

    • Coroners: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of the early release of Stormont House legacy funding to support legacy inquests.

      Northern Ireland Office: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what her Department's wellness strategy is.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Hazardous Substances: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take to improve the standard of hazardous waste management in response to the recommendations...

    • Livestock: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department plans to take to improve biosecurity on farms.

      Agriculture: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to encourage more young people to go into farming.

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many homes she estimates will benefit from Flood Re in (a) the North West, (b) Lancashire and (c) Pendle.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs on the restricted breed list were destroyed in each of the last three years.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs were destroyed following violent behaviour in each of the last three years.

      EU Environmental Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2016 to Question 264385, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that EU...

      Animal Products: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to make an assessment of the environmental effects of the disposal of imported (a) animal...

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will include the Food Insecurity Experience Scale survey in the next Family Food survey in order to assess...

      Agriculture: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to implement the findings of the Report of the Independent Farming Regulation Taskforce, published...

      Green Belt: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will place in the Library a copy of the representations which Natural England made in response to the (a) proposal in...

  • Department of Health

    • Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to implement the recommendations of the Mental Health Taskforce's report, The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health,...

    • Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of adults in (a) Calder Valley, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) England have been diagnosed with dementia in each of the last 10 years.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of public health budgets are allocated to services related to diabetes in 2015-16.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Leicestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the salaries are of the directors of each clinical commissioning group in Leicestershire.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce ambulance waiting times in (a) the East Midlands and (b) England.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to respond to the letter to his Department from the hon. Member for Wolverhampton South West of 23 December 2015, on reform of UK surrogacy...

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of children in England received the meningitis B vaccine in 2015-16; and what steps he is taking to maximise take-up rates.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he last issued guidance to NHS providers on systems for recharging to other countries the cost of NHS treatment of foreign nationals.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2016 to Question 22461, on blood: contamination, how many cases of liability have been established for people with...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality of 20 July 2015, Official Report, column 1227, for what...

      Dialysis Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost to the NHS has been of supporting a patient on dialysis in each of the last three years.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Prime Minister's oral statement of 26 March 2015, Official Report, column 1423, on the Penrose Report on contaminated blood, when...

      Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment the Government has made of trends and development in the quality of care given by NHS trusts to people with rheumatoid arthritis in each...

      Department of Health: Meetings

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

      Junior Doctors: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has allocated funding to defend a legal challenge against his decision to impose a new junior doctors contract.

      Department of Health: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) policy and (b) other responsibilities are of each special adviser in his Department.

      Mental Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions mental health trusts in London have paid for private beds since 2010; and on each such occasion (a) from which organisation the bed...

      Mental Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions a Mental Health Act 1983 assessment requested on someone in custody in London took longer than 24 hours in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 3 on page 5 of the Five Year Forward View Mental Health Task Force report, published on 15 February 2016, if he will make it...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of in which type of healthcare there is greatest geographical disparity of treatment (a) availability, (b) choice and (c)...

      Behaviour Disorders: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of (a) all children and (b) children with mental health conditions aged five to 16 have conduct disorder.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with severe and long-term mental health issues and whose care is coordinated through the Care Programme Approach in each year since 2010...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many 0 to 17 year olds have received dental treatment in (a) Nottingham North constituency, (b) Nottingham and (c) the UK in 2015.

      Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made on developing a national measure of child development at age two to two-and-a-half as part of the public health...

      Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimates he has made of the additional resources needed and the cost of providing additional dialysis capacity for those patients who will no...

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to urgently consult with medical authorities on ensuring a meningitis B vaccine is provided to all young children; and if he will make...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2016 to Question 26546, when he expects to publish the consultation document on introducing fixed recoverable costs...

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to meet Mr and Mrs Timmins to discuss the death in 2013 of their son from meningitis B and the future provision of a vaccine for that...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the £570 million referred to in paragraph 0.5 of his Department's paper, Infected blood: reform of financial and other support,...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the £390 million funding referred to in paragraph 0.5 of his Department's paper, Infected blood: reform of financial and other support,...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of funding that will be required for those who may need access to the reformed scheme for providing...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of the full impact assessment of the infected blood scheme reform consultation containing the assessment of the...

      Colorectal Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that approved personalised medicines are available to patients with colorectal cancer.

  • Prime Minister

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Prime Minister, what special advisers have (a) successfully and (b) unsuccessfully sought his permission to work on a EU referendum campaign.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Bands

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the charge for a Royal Marine bugler to attend ceremonies, such as the annual memorial parade for Colour Sergeant Prettyjohns RMLI VC, is calculated.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the average change in annual household energy consumption after the installation of a smart meter.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Arts: Lobbying

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether arts organisations registered as charities receiving grants for arts purposes through bodies such as the Arts Council England will be exempt from...

    • Arts: Lobbying

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether arts organisations registered as charities receiving grants for arts purposes provided through National Lottery funding will be subject to the new...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Freedom of Information

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have guidelines for local authorities about charging for responses to Freedom of Information requests.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Languages: Higher Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to encourage the Higher Education Funding Council for England to continue supporting language study, in particular by...

    • Students: Plagiarism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park on 26 January (HL5024), what assessment they have made of whether the specialist software...

      Exports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect that the EU referendum will have on their target of doubling exports by 2020.

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