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Written answers

Thursday, 17 March 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2016 to Question 26735, how many schemes he expects to be funded (a) by the Local Sustainable Transport Fund in...

    • Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2016 to Question 24092, what steps his Department is taking to tackle regional differences in cycling funding...

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will assess the effect of the introduction of 20 miles per hour speed limits in residential areas on the number of accidents.

      Aviation: Lasers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take to safeguard aircraft pilots from potential impairment resulting from the misuse of laser pens.

      M20: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to support (a) Kent Police and (b) other operational authorities in managing traffic and other challenges arising...

      M20: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assistance the Government has given to (a) Kent Police, (b) Kent County Council and (c) other operational organisations to cover costs incurred...

      Motor Vehicles: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many prosecutions for driving without vehicle tax there were in each of the last six years.

      British Transport Police: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans there are to sell property of the British Transport Police.

      Department for Transport: Security Guards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much security guards in his Department are paid.

      London, Tilbury and Southend Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what commercial sensitivity applies to section 106 (staff using handheld tablets) and section 28.1 (movement of staff) of the agreement between NXET...

      London, Tilbury and Southend Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether there is any provision in the agreement between NXET Trains Limited and his Department of 15 July 2014 on the Essex Thameside franchise...

      Transport: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) total and (b) per capita consolidated local transport budget for London is for (i) 2015-16 and (ii) 2016-17.

      Driving Under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to lower the blood alcohol limit for drivers from 80mg to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml.

      Egypt: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on treasuring commercial flights to Sharm el Sheikh.

      Railways: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress he has made on the electrification of the Leeds- Harrogate-York railway line.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the level of uptake of low-emission vehicles has been in each year since 2010.

      London Airports: Environmental Impact Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which organisation or company has been commissioned to conduct further environmental impact studies regarding possible expansions at (a) Heathrow and...

      British Transport Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 February 2016 to Question 27209, on British Transport Police: finance, what assessment he has made of the operational...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on commissioning an independent Road Safety Management Capacity Review.

      M5

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what reports he has had from Highways England on the recent closure of the M5 between Junction 5 and Junction 4A northbound due to a gantry removal;...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the oral statement by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Official Report, column 426, on arms...

    • Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether people rescued by (a) Royal Fleet Auxiliary and (b) Royal Navy vessels are able to claim for asylum in the UK if flagged in international waters.

      Ministry of Defence: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of officials of his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in each of the last five years; and what...

      Cyprus: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will estimate how much the presence of the UK military in Cyprus contributes annually to the Cypriot economy.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • North Korea: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his North Korean counterpart following that country's claims that it has nuclear warheads...

    • India: Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Indian counterpart about the case of a 16 year old girl who was raped and set on fire...

      Tibet: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support religious freedom in Tibet.

      Falkland Islands: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the Falkland Islands.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that UK expatriates living in EU countries are informed of their eligibility to...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Security Guards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much security guards in his Department are paid.

      South China Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with his Japanese counterparts on the security situation in the South China Sea.

      Uganda: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of (a) the conduct and (b) the effect on that country of the outcome of elections in...

      Iraq: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a partition plan in Iraq relating to independence for Kurdish people.

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of Government support for Kurdish minority groups in Syria on the peace process in...

      Nuclear Security Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proposals the UK plans to take to the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC in March and April 2016; and whether he...

      Iran: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of the firing of two long-range missiles from the Alborz mountain range by Iran.

      Sudan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Sudan on behalf of Telahoon Rata and Rev. Hassan Taour, arrested on 13...

      United Nations: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what financial contribution his Department has made to each of the 16 UN peacekeeping operations which are underway.

      United Nations: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on how much and what proportion of the total budget for UN peacekeeping was spent in...

      Iraq: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the government of Iraq in re-assimilating newly liberated regions from...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of the apprentices employed by his Department in the last 12 months were women.

    • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the average cost of floor space is at his Department's office at (a) St Paul's Place, Sheffield and (b) 1 Victoria Street,...

      Apprentices: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to improve apprenticeship standards among employers.

      Construction Industry Training Board: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent representations he has received from the Union of Construction Allied Trades and Technicians on the effect of...

      Trade Promotion: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to promote opportunities to access high growth markets abroad to businesses in the Leeds...

      Manufacturing Advisory Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the winding down of the Manufacturing Advisory Service will...

      Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure publicans are made aware of the rights and responsibilities outlined in the Pubs Code, which...

      Gratuities: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2016 to Question 25985, whether he plans to publish his response to his Department's...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he plans to answer Question 28906, tabled on 3 March 2016 by the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, on the...

      Lasers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) a ban on laser pens and (b) setting a minimum age for the purchase...

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate the proportion of (a) mothers and (b) fathers in the labour force who were not able to claim statutory...

      Sunday Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate the proportion of weekend retail transactions which have been conducted on a Sunday over the last three years.

      Copyright: Film

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of peer-to-peer file sharing of copyrighted material to the UK film industry...

      Small Businesses: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of small and medium-sized businesses that have closed in each region of the UK since May...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the UK is taking to support the provision of climate risk insurance to people who are most vulnerable to the impact of...

    • Sustainable Development: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has produced a cross-departmental strategy for the UK to implement the Sustainable Development Goals.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which (a) fixed and (b) mobile structures funded by her Department in Area C of the Occupied Palestinian Territory have been (i)...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the value of UK-funded structures that were demolished or confiscated in Area C of the Occupied...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department's decision making process is on the (a) provision and (b) removal of (i) bilateral and (ii) other aid assistance...

      Department for International Development: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many and what proportion of officials of her Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in each of the last five...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what information her Department holds on how many buildings the construction of which was funded by the (a) UK and (b) EU there are in...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of additional places needed in (a) primary and (b) secondary education in England as a result of immigration...

    • Department for Education: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2016 to Question 28606, how many cleaners working in buildings managed by her Department are paid at the rate of (a)...

      Pre-school Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to make the entitlement to an early education place a legal requirement.

      Schools: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many police officers are employed by schools on a (a) full-time and (b) part-time basis.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to evaluate the effect of the introduction of education, health and care plans.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many times HM Chief Inspector of Schools has visited a school in each year since 2012.

      Free School Meals: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children are eligible for free school meals in (a) Lancashire and (b) Burnley.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2016 to Question 30215, how much has been allocated by local authorities to primary and secondary schools in the...

      Teachers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school teacher vacancies there were in each English region in the latest period for which figures are available.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the Government has paid in compensation claims for injuries while in custody in the last two years.

    • Young Offenders: Knives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in (a) how many and (b) what proportion of cases of 16 and 17 year olds being convicted of committing a second knife offence the perpetrator received...

      UK Membership of EU: Crown Dependencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if in the event of the UK leaving the EU he will consult the Crown Dependencies on their relationship with the EU and work to ensure their preferences...

      Family Courts: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2016 to Question 27240, on family courts: domestic violence, when his Department last reviewed the security...

      Family Proceedings: Witnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many witnesses have been cross-examined in a family court by the alleged perpetrator of abuse against them who is acting as litigant in person in...

      Terrorism: Hyde Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2016 to Question 30414, on terrorism; Hyde Park, if the Secretary of State for Justice will support the Hyde Park...

      Ministry of Justice: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of officials of his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in each of the last five years; and what...

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister, if he will respond to the open letter from the Yorkshire Post entitled Mr Cameron please don't ignore our nightmare, dated Tuesday 26 January 2016.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Security Guards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much security guards in his Department are paid.

    • Film and Television: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2016 to Question 28851, what assessment he has made of the potential benefit to international sales...

      European Capital of Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps he has taken to support UK cities considering a bid for the title of European Capital of Culture 2023.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what factors he took into account when setting the new state pension age cut-off date.

    • Incapacity Benefit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the amount his Department has spent on re-assessing incapacity benefit claimants who successfully appeal against...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent on short-term benefit advances in the last 12 months; how much was spent by each jobcentre last year; and how much was...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his Department's policy to accept data protection forms relating to queries arising from hon. Members' casework by email.

      Universal Credit: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2016 to Question 30251, how many universal credit claimants have (a) applied for a back payment of more...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what scope there is for new claimants of universal credit to negotiate the terms of their claimant commitment.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the minimum income floor on levels of relative child poverty.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of universal credit on the number of children in relative poverty.

      Vocational Guidance: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2016 to Question 30367, at which schools in East London Jobcentre Plus plans to offer Support for Schools...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the average time taken to provide reimbursement when a benefit sanction is overturned by appeal in the last 12 months.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Security Guards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much security guards in her Department are paid.

    • Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to promote the export of Scotch whisky.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mean time was between application for payment and receipt of payment of the (a) Basic Farm Payment and (b) Single...

      Water: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the proportion of rivers, lakes, coastal and ground waters in the UK that (a) are compliant...

      Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to put in place a blue belt to protect marine habitats and species.

      Pollinators: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the contribution of farmers and landowners to supporting bees and pollinators.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many removals from the UK under the Dublin Regulation there were in each year since 2005; and what information the Government holds on...

    • Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2016 to Question 20287, when she plans to give a substantive answer to that question.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people applied to have their circumstances changed to give them recourse to public funds in the last quarter; and what proportion...

      Deportation: Vietnam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many former, unaccompanied asylum-seeking children were removed to Vietnam in each year between 2007 and 2015.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Prevent strategy.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many initially rejected visa applications have been reconsidered as a result of changes in circumstances during the assessment process.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many referrals were received by the Counter-Terrorism Internet Referral Unit in each of the last five years; how many of those referrals...

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for production of the new violence against women and girls strategy.

  • HM Treasury

    • Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was paid in (a) child tax credits and (b) child benefit for children within the European Economic Area outside the UK in the most recent period for...

    • Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure independent assurance of large tax settlements at HM Revenue and Customs.

      Transport: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will increase funding for local roads and Government support for local bus services.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the proportion of total duty paid on alcohol in the EU that is paid by people in the UK.

      Money Laundering: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance he has given to the Secretary of State for Defence on the potential implications of the application of the EU 4th Money Laundering Directive,...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the reasons are for the difference between the duty imposed on cider with alcohol content of 7.5 per cent and beer with a similar alcohol content.

      Taxation: Domicil

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2016 to Question 29027, how many people currently have non-domicile tax status.

      Employee Ownership

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on employee ownership schemes of the decision by HM Revenue and Customs to withdraw its valuation check...

      Iran: Freezing of Assets

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what timetable the Government has set for the release of sanctioned Iranian assets; and what value of assets the Government expects to release in 2016 and 2017.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Coal Fired Power Stations: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will ask her Chinese and Japanese counterparts to supply the Government with cost data relating to their new ultra...

    • Energy: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which Minister in her Department is planned will lead work on Energy Union negotiations with other EU member states and the European...

      Department for Energy and Climate Change: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many and what proportion of officials of her Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in each of the last five...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the level of homelessness in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

    • Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many officials of his Department are working full-time on strategies to tackle homelessness; and if he will make a statement.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many of which (a) age (b) sex and (c) nationality were homeless in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has spent on reducing homelessness in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department of Health

    • Health Services: Social Enterprises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department is developing a plan to enhance the role of social enterprises in delivering healthcare services.

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nationals of other EU member states have used accident and emergency services in each of the last 10 years.

      General Practitioners: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nationals of other EU member states registered with a GP in each of the last 10 years.

      Tobacco: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of (a) minimum pack-size requirements and (b) other elements of the new Tobacco Products Directive.

      General Social Care Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the public purse was of closing down the General Social Care Council.

      College of Social Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the public purse was of winding up the College of Social Work.

      Pharmacy: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2016 to Question 29770, how much funding for (a) service fees and (b) allowances NHS England allocated to community...

      Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of emergency respite places for people being cared for by family or friends in (a) England, (b) Birmingham and...

      Stem Cells: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2016 to Question 28967, on stem cells: transplant surgery, which five transplant centres were found to be non-compliant...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he intends to Answer the letter to him dated 2 January 2016 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr S Galsworthy.

      Microcephaly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what specialist support is available through the NHS for children with microcephaly and their families; and if he will make a statement.

      Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average number of hours of weekly respite or support family carers are able to access; and what targets his Department...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with mental health charities on the potential effect of the removal of mental health quality premium measures in NHS...

      NHS Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the forecast deficit or surplus run for each NHS trust in each of the (a) last and (b) next five years; and if...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of local authorities that will exercise their right to levy the two per cent social care tax precept; and...

      Junior Doctors: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2016 to Question 22896, whether his Department records the number of junior doctors working 91 hours or more each week.

  • Department for Transport

    • Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of blue badges for disabled drivers held by people in England and Wales in (1) 2013, (2) 2014, and (3) 2015.

    • Roads: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any new proposals to reduce significantly the number of road casualties.

      Road Traffic Control

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what new proposals they have for tackling levels of congestion in towns and cities in the light of the reduction in police service numbers available for...

      Aviation: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the safety of aircraft flying over heavily populated areas of West London, in the light of the laser attacks on aircraft...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the draft bill to enable the extension of HS2 from Birmingham to Manchester will be published.

      Roads: Tunnels

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what investigations they have conducted into the safety of long road tunnels, and what assessment they have made of the implications of those investigations...

      Railways: South West

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they are proposing to discontinue the use of the Westbury East Loop Junction and Hawkeridge Junction line for passenger services, and whether such a...

      Heathrow Airport: Security

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with owners and managers at Heathrow Airport about improved security around the perimeter fence and in relation to aircraft...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Males

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making to increase the number of male teachers in state primary and secondary schools; and whether the requirements of the Equality...

    • Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking in response to Main Finding 4 of the 2014 Annual Report of the Chief Schools Adjudicator relating to the admission arrangements...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the housing of prisoners in the event of the closure of HM Prison Holloway and HM Prison Pentonville.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the policy of the Ministry of Defence on the retention of military quarters when there is a change of posting within 50 miles.

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Ministry of Defence takes into account (1) a spouse’s employment, (2) children’s education requirements, and (3) children’s...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what testing has been done on software systems for UK F-35 Lightning II fighters for resistance to hacking.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the communications capability for the UK’s F-35 Lightning II fighters allows full integration with the 4C capability of US variants.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made with the flight test programme for the UK’s F-35 Lightning II fighters.

      Warships

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the National Security Council has been involved in establishing the national requirement of 19 destroyers and frigates, and whether close allies were...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Faulks on 2 March (HL Deb, col 928), how many of those families of EU migrants in the UK that are supported by the benefits...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dairy Products: Origin Marking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 2 March (HL6363), whether they have the power to make regulations requiring origin marking of...

  • HM Treasury

    • Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Faulks on 2 March (HL Deb, col 928), how many of those families of EU migrants in the UK that are supported by the benefits...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Charities: Lobbying

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bridges of Headley on 25 February (HL6124), what is their definition of "political campaigning and lobbying", and how...

    • Graduates: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what analysis they have carried out of the average annual earnings for (1) men, (2) women, and (3) all individuals, aged between 22 and 24 inclusive who are...

  • Department of Health

    • Hepatitis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 11 February (HL5795), what is the value of payments made to Operational Delivery Networks (ODN)...

    • Hospitals: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current and future financial impact of private finance initiative projects on NHS Hospital Trusts (1) nationally, and...

      Health Services: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the report produced by MindMetre Research How Sharp Are We On Safety?, they will take further steps to improve the mandatory...

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