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Written answers

Thursday, 10 March 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • M25: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road accidents have taken place between Junction 2 and Junction 30 of the M25 in each of the last four years.

    • Roads: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much will be spent on highways maintenance in West Sussex in 2015-16.

      Air Displays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Civil Aviation Authority's proposal to increase the fee for holding aerial displays on the...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with Transport for London on the installation of rapid charging points; and what progress has been made on plans to...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether a Minister of his Department will be representing the UK at the UN's second Global Summit on Road Safety to discuss the inclusion of targets...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions Ministers of his Department had with Ministers of the Department for International Development to discuss the new UN sustainable...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on preparations for the UN General Assembly debate scheduled for April 2016 on Road Safety as a result of the Second Global...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will expedite the work of the cross-governmental working group on drones; and if he will bring forward legislative proposals to mitigate the...

      Roads: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the most recent cost estimate is for each of the road projects listed in the Government's announcement, Major roads investment in the Midlands,...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2016 to Question 25499, how many of the speed cameras referred to in that Answer had been painted grey on the...

      Network Rail: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what Network Rail's net expenditure under Schedule 4 inclusive of Access Charge Supplement income was in current prices for each train operating...

      A591: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the A591 in Cumbria to be fully accessible.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what revenue has been generated by the HGV levy for foreign operators in each of the last 24 months.

      Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when electrification of the Great Western Mainline as far as Cardiff Central is expected to be completed.

      Air Displays: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received regarding the Civil Aviation Authority's consultation on air display and low-flying permission charges; what (a)...

      Severn River Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of free-flow technology on the Severn Bridge.

      Air Displays: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Civil Aviation Authority on its consultation on air display and low-flying permission charges.

      Railways: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether (a) his Department or (b) an arms-length body of his Department has authorised the sale of any land containing disused rail lines since May 2010.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of preparing and publishing the Shaw Report on the future shape and financing of...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what further steps he plans to take to improve road safety.

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effects on rural communities of disbursements from the community transport minibus fund.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of passenger rail franchises.

      Roads: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the condition of local roads.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the HGV road user levy.

      Bus Services: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on smaller bus operators of local authorities franchising bus services; and if he will make a...

      Roads: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the condition of local roads.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the contract for the new Predator ER is predicated on aviation authorities giving clearance for that aircraft to fly in UK and European air...

    • AWE Aldermaston: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the current contractor was appointed to run the facilities at the Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston; when the next open competition for that...

      Falkland Islands: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps are being taken to improve the mutual supply chain of goods and services between the Mount Pleasant Military Base and small and medium-sized...

      Ministry of Defence: Fringe Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2016 to Question 26813, what the job titles are of those people in receipt of excess fares allowance, paid car...

      Defence: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect on the UK's relationships with its defence partners in Europe of the UK leaving the EU.

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment the Government has made of the feasibility of air drops of food supplies and aid into besieged areas during the current ceasefire in Syria.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme.

      Bombs: Irish Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to defuse Second World War military devices in the Irish Sea; and if he will make a statement.

      Bombs: Irish Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the source was of the military device that washed ashore between Murlough and Newcastle in Northern Ireland on 6 March 2016.

      Armed Forces: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to enable armed forces personnel who train as drivers to receive transferable civilian HGV qualifications.

      Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many signatories there are to the Corporate Covenant to date; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministry of Defence: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the number of freedom of information requests (a) granted and (b) refused by his Department in each of the last...

      LIBOR: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what audit checks have been made on projects and organisations that have received funding from Libor fines.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a decision on whether to fit the DB-110 sensor to Typhoon aircraft has been made.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Prime Minister's statement of 7 September 2015, Official Report, column 23, what rank of officer within the RAF chain of command had...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in how many operations the UK Reaper force has transferred operational control of UK Reapers to (a) the US Air Force and (b) embedded RAF personnel in...

      Warships: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's current preferred bidder is for building complex warships.

      Military Aircraft: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 February 2016 to Question 25356, whether the Traffic Collision Avoidance System fitted to 43 Tornado GR4 aircraft is the...

      Warships: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what timetable he has set for the development of the National Shipbuilding Strategy; and if he will make a statement.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2016 to Question 24213, on European fighter aircraft warnings, what the two possible equipment solutions selected...

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Fringe Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2016 to Question 26820, what the job title is of the official in receipt of an allowance for home to...

    • Schools: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received from (a) schools and (b) colleges on the reduction of knives and other weapons at such institutions;...

      Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has recently discussed the Istanbul Convention with the (a) Welsh and (b) Scottish Government; and if she will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the Government has spent on specialist BAME domestic violence services in (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2015-16 to date.

      Animal Experiments: Cats

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Table 1 in her Department's publication, Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2014,...

      EU Nationals: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many nationals of other EU member states who were convicted of an offence in the UK had previous convictions in their country of origin...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure the protection of minors applying for indefinite leave to remain on the settlement protection...

      Police: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers in each constabulary have been (a) convicted and (b) disciplined for sexual offences in the last five years.

      Smuggling: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what occasions Border Force Cutters seized contraband goods while on patrol in UK waters in each of the last six years; and what the (a)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Russia: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the Russian government's position on the UK leaving the EU.

    • Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage the putting in place of a system of verification for violations during the Cessation of...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the response of the government of Saudi Arabia was to his recent representations on (a) the attacks in Yemen on the...

      Maldives: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with other Commonwealth leaders about the need to encourage further democratic reform in the...

      Russia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, at which fora discussion takes place between Russia and (a) officials of the UK Government and (b) officials or diplomats of...

      Russia: NATO

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects the next NATO-Russia Council to take place.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of freedom of information requests (a) granted and (b) refused by his...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether she has had discussions with Ministers of the Northern Ireland Executive on the publication date of guidance for health professionals...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the rate of pay is for cleaners in his Department.

    • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his Department's wellness strategy is.

      Graduates: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the average lifetime difference in salaries earned by graduates compared with non-graduates.

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department spent from the public purse on industrial tribunals in the last 12 months.

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Consultants

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

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Human Rights Act 1998

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many civil law suits have been brought against his Department based either wholly or partially on grounds provided by the...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Prime Minister's Oral Statement of 22 February 2016, Official Report, column 35, on the European Council,...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will publish the impact assessment carried out by his Department's board on the closure of St Paul's Place, Sheffield; and...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress his Department has made in encouraging private companies to create or expand their apprenticeships programmes.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans his Department has to promote postgraduate loans in 2016-17; and what expenditure his Department has allocated for...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the three-year residency rule for UK nationals will apply to postgraduate loan eligibility from 2016-17.

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for the completion of projects funded in England by EU structural...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of changes in his Department's headcount in each financial year of the 2015 Spending Review.

      BBC: Royal Charters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he plans to take to ensure that people who lost money to Ecohouse Development Ltd will receive compensation.

      Universities: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much funding UK universities have been allocated under (a) the EU's 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological...

      Home Care Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2016 to Question 28163, and with reference to the Answer of 10 June 2013 to Question 158962,...

      Infrastructure: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which infrastructure projects in Scotland have received European Commission funding in each of the last five years; and how much...

      Minimum Wage: Non-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what information his Department holds on the nationality of employers found to have failed to pay the national minimum wage in...

      Arms Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what licences were granted for exports to Israel of (a) military use and (b) dual use equipment in 2015.

      Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2016 to Question 28328, what estimate his Department has made of the number of officials who...

      Economic Growth: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent steps he has taken to promote regional growth in (a) East Yorkshire and (b) North Lincolnshire.

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to promote trade opportunities for UK business in high-growth markets.

      Holiday Leave: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2016 to Question 28521, on holiday leave: pay, when work on the formal assessment of the...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2016 to Question 28912, on developing countries: female genital mutilation, what funding was...

    • Developing Countries: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with the Department of Health on implementation of the Ross Fund.

  • HM Treasury

    • National Insurance: EEA Nationals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2016 to Question 20697, on national insurance: EEA Nationals, when HM Revenue and Customs will publish the information...

    • Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to simplify the taxation regime.

      Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the abolition of higher-rate tax relief on pension contributions for higher-rate taxpayers.

      Fossil Fuels: Prices

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has made on its studies of the steps taken by the utilities airlines and other industries in response to falling oil and gas...

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2016 to Question 25631, when he expects the investigations into the six social care companies to be concluded.

      Vacant Land: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has carried out an impact assessment on the effect of devolving the taxation of vacant land held by developers to local authorities...

      European Council

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the commitments contained in the Decision of the Heads of State or Government, meeting within the European Council, on 18 and 19 February 2016 not...

      Freezing of Assets: Iran

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Government's timetable is for the release of sanctioned Iranian assets; and what value of those assets the Government expects to release in 2016...

      Money Laundering

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the use of money laundering services abroad by UK citizens.

      Bradford and Bingley

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the financial loss to shareholders as a consequence of the collapse of the former Bradford and Bingley Building Society/Bank in...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Profession: Personal Injury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the potential change in the level of employment in law firms arising from the changes to personal injury law and procedure...

    • Probate: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much revenue he expects to accrue to the public purse from changes in the level of probate fees in each of the next five financial years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to respond to the letter to him of 13 January 2016 from the hon. Member for Leeds North West, relating to criminal driving.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the proposed changes to the Landfill Communities Fund on...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Arts Council England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his Department's planned expenditure on grant-in-aid to Arts Council England is for (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18, (c) 2018-19 and (d)...

    • Arts Council England: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much per capita Arts Council England is spending in each region in 2015-16.

      Theatres: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funds and funding streams are available to member trusts for restoration of theatres in coastal areas.

      Arts: Morecambe and Lunesdale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding his Department has allowed to arts groups in the Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency in each of the last three years.

      Football: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations he has made to (a) the Premier League, (b) the Football League and (c) the Football Association to...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures are in place to ensure that child support awarded by tribunals under the pre-2012 Child Support Agency system are upheld under...

    • Universal Credit: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will provide additional financial support for families with working parents who will receive less in benefits as a result of...

      Universal Credit: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether all payments of universal credit to newly-arrived EU nationals will be covered by the scheme set out in Section D of the Decision of...

      UK Statistics Authority: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions officials of his Department have had with the UK Statistics Authority on the ad hoc release of the document, Benefit claims...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on legal costs related to the under-occupancy penalty.

      Jobcentre Plus: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints have been received about services at (a) Penarth and (b) Cardiff Jobcentre Plus in the last 12 months; and what the...

      Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect on the financial situation of women of their not being notified about changes introduced by the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • EU External Trade: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to obtain a special status for UK agricultural products from specific geographical origin within the...

    • Flood Control: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans and funding her Department has for projects to prevent flooding of the River Lune in the Lancaster and Morecambe area.

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward proposals to require supermarkets to donate unsold food to charities.

      Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to her Department's Single departmental plan: 2015 to 2020, published in February 2016, what changes are...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of protected sites on land in England are in (a) favourable and (b) unfavourable but recovering condition;...

      Agriculture: Apprenctices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many apprenticeship starts in the food and farming sector her Department estimates there will be in each of the next...

      Water: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to her Department's Single departmental plan: 2015 to 2020, published in February 2016, what targets she has...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the reasons are for late payments being made under the Basic Payment Scheme by the Rural Payments Agency; and how many...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the (a) effectiveness of Flood Re and (b) whether her Department's long-term strategy fund...

      Floods: Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will discuss with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government the possibility of changing building...

      Floods: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she has taken to increase public awareness of potential flood risk for home-buyers.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will extend her Department's OpenDefra initiative to the Rural Payments Agency and Land Registry.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure refugees who arrive in the UK (a) are effectively integrated into local communities and (b)...

    • Housing: Morecambe and Lunesdale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many planning applications for new homes or conversions of existing buildings have been made in Morecambe and Lunesdale...

      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, Prime Minister pledges to transform sink estates, what...

      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, Prime Minister pledges to transform sink estates, by...

      European Regional Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding for investment has been made available for local authorities through the European Regional Development Fund...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2016 to Question 28942, what estimate he has made of the potential cost to people who pay...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2016 to Question 26101, what the evidential basis is for the statement that even if all...

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities have (a) an adopted local plan in place, (b) a local plan found sound by the planning inspectorate but...

      Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what applications for unitary authority status his Department has received in the last year.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the rate of pay is for cleaners in his Department.

    • UK Membership of EU: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he has had recent discussions with the Scottish Government on the potential for a further independence referendum in the event of the UK...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, which external organisations officials in his Department have met to discuss the potential consequences of the UK leaving the EU in each of the last...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Department of Energy and Climate Change: Car Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2016 to Question 26815, what the job titles are of those people in receipt of paid car allowances.

    • Solar Power: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to her oral contribution of 2 March 2016 to the Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee on the draft Renewables Obligation...

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps are being taken to increase voter engagement with the upcoming European referendum.

    • Elections: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps are being taken to encourage youth engagement in (a) national and (b) local elections.

      Commission on Freedom of Information: Publications

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons the media was briefed on the contents of the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information's report prior to that report being made...

      Cabinet Office: Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many officials work in his private office.

      Cabinet Office: Health Insurance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2016 to Question 26811, what the job titles are of those people in receipt of subsidised health insurance.

      Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many officials in his Department have responsibility for examining the resilience of the UK's infrastructure.

      Commission on Freedom of Information: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many officials of his Department provided support to the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information.

      Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many officials of his Department have specific policy responsibility for freedom of information.

      Lobbying

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether local authorities will be required to seek specific permission from Ministers in the Department for Communities and Local Government if they...

      Lobbying

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason no formal consultation was issued on the introduction of an anti-advocacy clause into grant agreements.

      National Lottery: Grants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to require National Lottery distributors to include conditions relating to advocacy when they deliver funding on behalf of...

      Cabinet Office: Facebook

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department spent on advertisements using Facebook in each of the last three years.

      Cabinet Office: Google

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department spent on advertisements with Google in each of the last three years.

      Public Appointments: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2016 to Question 28518, on public appointments: ethnic groups, if he will publish the list of attendees at the event...

      Government Departments: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of Senior Civil Servants in each department in each year since 2010.

      Government Departments: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of internet service provision across all Government departments in each of the last five years; and...

      Cabinet Office: Atos Origin

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many of the contracts with ATOS listed on his Department's website are live and ongoing.

      Government Departments: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average cost is to a government department of replying by letter to hon. Members raising matters of policy or casework.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Schools of 22 October 2015, Official Report, column 457WH, what plans her Department has to...

    • Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to increase school capacity and alleviate pressure on secondary schools for additional places.

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much has been spent on mindfulness in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each year since 2010.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to announce the successful bids for the Condition Improvement Fund for 2016-17.

      Bengali Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will require the Oxford, Cambridge and RSA, AQA and Edexcel examinations boards to offer GCSE and A-level Bengali examinations beyond September...

      Pupils: Bassetlaw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils were registered in Bassetlaw in (a) year 6 in primary schools and (b) year 11 in secondary schools in each of the last 10 years.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to update existing sex and relationships education guidance.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the penultimate paragraph of her letter to the Education Committee of 10 February 2016 , on personal, social, health and economic...

      Children in Care: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many care leavers who were aged 19, 20 or 21 in the years ending 31 March (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015 were former unaccompanied asylum-seeking...

      Extracurricular Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's consultation on out-of school education settings, launched on 26 November 2015, how many consultation responses...

  • Department of Health

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to respond to the letter from the Right hon. Member for Enfield North, dated 28 January 2016, on the Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group.

    • Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 21 September 2015 to Question HL2285, what progress Public Health England has made on making the Systemic Anticancer...

      Naloxone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2015 to Question 17278, what progress Public Health England has made on investigating the use of Office for National...

      Diabetes: Southampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to ensure diabetes (a) care and (b) information provided by Southampton City CCG is responsive and relevant to the needs of...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued to healthcare professionals involved with children with mental health problems on whether they have a...

      Pharmacy: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of the Government's proposals for community pharmacies on rural communities.

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department offers e-cigarettes on prescription or at a reduced price to people living in deprived areas.

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons the number of doctors under training per year is capped.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to use big data in healthcare.

      Everolimus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to make the drug Everolimus available for the treatment of patients with tuberous sclerosis; and when that drug will...

      Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2016 to Question 28945, what the statistics referred to in that question were for (a) Barnet Hospital, (b) Chase Farm...

      Drugs: Side Effects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many instances of adverse reactions have been reported under the Yellow Card Scheme; and what the nature of the reaction reported was in the case of...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's press release of 25 November 2015, entitled Department of Health's settlement at the Spending Review 2015, how the...

      NHS: Logos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what legal costs have been incurred by NHS England in respect of the use of the NHS logo by the Vote Leave group; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with NHS England on its report into the collapse of the Uniting Care Partnership contract; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Health Services: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that refugees and asylum seekers are able to access mental health services.

      Prescriptions: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2016 to Question 29571, on prescriptions: learning disability, if he will make it his policy to collect that information.

      Psychiatry: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of NHS consultant psychiatrist posts were vacant in each year since 2010.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • UK Membership of EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a decision under Article 9 of Protocol (No 15) to the EU Treaties would require approval (1) by an Act of Parliament, and (2) by a referendum.

    • UK Membership of EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Section A of the Decision of the Heads of State or Government, meeting within the European Council, concerning a new settlement for the UK within the...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether it would be consistent with the policy and objectives of the European Communities Act 1972 to notify the European...

      EU Withdrawal

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether a member state can withdraw from the EU under (1) a Treaty agreed to under the ordinary revision procedure pursuant...

      Gender: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and of criticism by the Institute of Global and International...

      EU Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress as regards refugees and migrants they are seeking from the planned France–UK, internal EU, EU–Turkey and UNHCR meetings; and...

      Israel: Third Sector

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial assistance they provide to charities and NGOs in Israel.

      Israel: Save a Child's Heart

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are aware of the work of Save a Child's Heart in Holon, Israel, and whether they have any plans to support Save a Child's Heart in Israel in...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they propose to change the operation of, and access to, the services provided by the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland.

    • Bombings: Omagh

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will establish an inquiry into the Omagh bombing of 1998 and the handling of the investigation into that bombing by the security forces.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Iron and Steel: Dumping

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they are playing in the EU to ensure that the dumping of cut-priced subsidised steel is brought to an end.

    • Global Navigation Satellite Systems

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessments they have carried out on the future of resilient position, navigation and timing systems and the vulnerability of the global navigation...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the UK's main exports to the EU, including both goods and services.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether action on the promotion of women's rights and social justice has been made central to the Post-2015 Development...

  • Department for Education

  • Ministry of Justice

    • G4S

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many fines G4S has paid under any contract with the Ministry of Justice in each of the last five years; and why each of those fines were imposed.

    • Prisons: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken over the past five years to disrupt and intercept the supply of illicit drugs into UK prisons.

      Prisoners: Voting Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the judgment of the European Court of Justice in Delvigne v Commune de Lesparre-Médoc (Case C-650/13); and whether any...

      Peers: Writs of Summons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 22 January (HL5044), which Members of the House were not sent writs of summons and why.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Burma: Army

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 1 March (HL6250), whether they retain details of the names and battalions, or other units, of Burmese Army...

    • Burma: Army

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 1 March (HL6250), what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of training provided by the UK to...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total budget for the National Benefit Fraud Hotline in 2014–15; how many allegations of suspected benefit fraud were reported via that...

  • Home Office

    • EU Countries: Nationality

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the judgment of the European Court of Justice in Rottmann v Freistaat Bayern (Case C-135/08) that a decision by an EU...

    • Deportation: EEA Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many victims of trafficking or modern slavery who are EEA nationals and in receipt of a positive Conclusive Grounds decision under the National Referral...

      Human Trafficking: France

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the part played by people traffickers in the arrival in northern France of large numbers of refugees and migrants seeking...

      Immigration: Europe

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make representations to the governments of other European countries that riot police should not normally be used to control refugees and...

      Asylum: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have been deported by the UK to each EU country under the terms of Dublin III per year since that Regulation came into force.

  • HM Treasury

    • Diesel Fuel: Tax Evasion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) arrests, and (2) convictions, for diesel laundering there were in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Charities: Lobbying

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, prior to the change of terms and conditions attached to all grant agreement letters issued by public-sector grant providers to recipients of...

    • By-elections

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the average cost to the public purse of a parliamentary by-election since 2010.

      Electoral Fraud Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish details of the recommendations for potential changes to electoral legislation by Sir Eric Pickles MP.

      Lobbying: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any plans to expand the scope of the Register of Consultant Lobbyists to include in-house lobbyists.

      Lobbying: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken about consultant lobbyists not on the Register of Consultant Lobbyists.

  • Department of Health

    • Pharmacy: Tower Hamlets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of their planned pharmacy cuts on patients and health services in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

    • Pharmacy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they or NHS England have made of the effectiveness of minor ailments services provided by community pharmacies in reducing pressure on GP...

      Sugar: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 8 February (HL5407), whether they were consulted before NHS England announced that it would be...

      Palliative Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will respond to the report A Review of Choice at the End of Life, published by the End of Life Coalition in February 2015.

      Medical Equipment: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Rapid Review Panel process can be extended to medical device technology, and if not, why not.

      Medical Equipment: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of their review of the cost of wound dressings to the NHS, they will ensure that clinical expertise is a full component part of the...

      Medical Equipment: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to ensure that the NHS Supply Chain wound dressing generics project takes account of evidence comparing the cost of managing...

      Medical Equipment: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 4 January (HL4800), whether they are aware of any limitations regarding the data contained in the...

      Medical Equipment: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to consider restructuring the NHS Drug Tariff Part IX on wound dressings based on their clinical performance and intended use.

      Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 4 January (HL4800), what evidence they have that suggests that the complexity of choice in wound...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how the price of 100 grams of five per cent coal tar ointment on the NHS Drugs Tariff for England and Wales compares with...

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