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Written answers

Monday, 21 March 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative assessment he has made of the safety of railways in the UK and other European countries.

    • Severn River Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse per motor vehicle crossing the Severn Bridges in the most recent year for which...

      Severn River Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for how many years after the present concession period the Government plans to continue tolling on the Severn Bridges.

      Severn River Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the annual maintenance cost was of the Severn Bridges in the last year for which statistics are available; and how many vehicles crossed the...

      M6

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will estimate the hourly cost of closure of the M6 motorway between junctions 5 and 6.

      Railway Stations: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's policy is on ensuring access to toilets at railway stations.

      Railways: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what contractual obligations there are on train operators to provide access to toilets on their trains.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate the Government has made of potential net economic growth in the North West resulting from the proposed HS3 rail link.

      Severn River Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to launch the tendering process for the administration of the Severn Bridge tolls following the end of the present concession period.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2016 to Question 30069, which local authorities have a (a) fully resolved partnership agreement and (b) partnership...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his most recent assessment is of the number and location of sites which will be affected by construction of phase one of High Speed 2 which are...

      Nature Conservation: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when an appropriate assessment, as defined in Article 6 of the EU Habitats Directive, was undertaken for the South-West London Waterbodies Special...

      Transport: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to undertake a Strategic Environmental Assessment on projects which have received funding under the Connecting Europe...

      Transport: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what total amount has been received by (a) his Department and (b) HS2 Ltd under the Connecting Europe Facility 2015 Multi-Annual Work Programme; and...

      Severn River Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the level of the Government's accumulated deficit at the end of the concession period for the Severn Bridges.

      Air Displays: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for the capacity of the Civil Aviation Authority to ensure safety at airshows of the findings of the...

      Air Displays: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Civil Aviation Authority has taken in response to the findings of the Air Accident Investigation Branch report into the Shoreham...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to make an application under Article 16 of the EU Habitats Directive for a derogation in relation to species protected under Annex IV of...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on determining the appropriate local media outlets for publication of...

    • Local Government: Public Private Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2016 to Question 29831, what recent steps he has taken to encourage all local authorities to...

      Local Government: Public Private Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2016 to Question 29830, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on...

      Local Government: Public Private Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2016 to Question 29830, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on the...

      Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to introduce mandatory five yearly electrical safety checks in the private rented sector.

      Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of proposed changes to the National Planning Framework for London on the (a)...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of encouraging increased residential density around business and transport...

      Council Housing: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many women living in council housing have requested a change of tenancy because of violence in the last 12 months; and what...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Turkey: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the number of civilians who have died in South East Turkey during the current conflict...

    • South Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UN and African Union missions in South Sudan; and what discussions he has had...

      Malaysia: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will press for the release of former Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.

      Duke of Cambridge: Speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether (a) he, (b) officials in his Department and (c) advisers in his Department read the Duke of Cambridge's speech given at...

      Ilois: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2016 to Questions 30618 and 30619, on Ilois: resettlement, what the (a) process and (b)...

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the reported planned execution of Ali al-Nimr, Dawood...

      Chevening: Gardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the staff who manage the gardens in Chevening country residence are employed as civil servants; whether such staff are...

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2016 to Question 30642, what representations the Government made to military leaders in the...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2016 to Question 29389, whether he has sought assurances that Saudi Arabia's internal...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2016 to Question 29389, on how many occasions and on what dates since the Convention on...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2016 to Question 29389, on Yemen: military intervention, whether his Department has made an...

  • Leader of the House

    • Written Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House, how many and what proportion of each Department's Named Day Questions have been answered on the named day in the most recent period for which data is available.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many core staff of his Department are based in each location in the North East of England.

    • Postgraduate Education: Social Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many graduates began a Masters degree in social work in each year since 2010.

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department spent on salaries for (a) senior Civil Servants and (b) all other grades at (i) St Paul's Place,...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Work and Pensions on the consequential effects of the...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Fringe Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2016 to Question 26810, what the job titles are of those people in receipt of travel...

      Migrant Workers: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of plans under the Immigration Bill to introduce a charge on UK...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on improving (a) business and (b) personal...

      Higher Education: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what support is available for people responsible for developing mental wellbeing and related policy, procedure and practice...

      Overseas Investment: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when the next review of the UK's bilateral investment treaties will take place.

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answers of 11 February and 2 March 2016 to Questions 27077 and 28765, if he will commission a review of the...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Security Guards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much security guards in his Department are paid.

      Education: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what change there has been to the number of deaf people achieving further and higher education qualifications in the last five years.

      Disabled Students' Allowances: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he plans to conduct an equality impact assessment on the effect of changes to the Disabled Students' Allowance.

      Retail Trade: Southampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate the proportion of the working population in Southampton which was working in small retail outlets over the...

      Travel Agents: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on the UK tourism sector of the French ban on parity clauses for online...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many businesses in each (a) parliamentary constituency, (b) local authority area and (c) Government Office region received...

      Export Credit Guarantees: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, on how many occasions the Export Credits Guarantee Department has reported allegations of bribery and corruption to (a) the...

      Foreign Investment in UK: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many inward investment projects originating from other EU member states have been established in each region and constituent...

      Institute for Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the planned duration is of the appointment of Rachel Sandby-Thomas as shadow CEO of the Institute for Apprenticeships.

      Pubs Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he took to take into account the rules on conflicts of interest set out in (a) Code of Practice for Ministerial...

      National Graphene Institute: Intellectual Property and Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to protect intellectual property rights and research being conducted at Manchester...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimates his Department has made of the number of people undertaking an apprenticeship in (a) Lancashire and (b) the UK in...

      Apprentices: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to promote apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week.

      Apprentices: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the role of (a) the Institute of Apprenticeships, (b) the Skills Funding Agency and (c) Ofqual is in relation to the...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprenticeships were (a) started and (b) completed in each (i) parliamentary constituency and (ii) region of England...

      Floods: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment she has made of the effect of recent floods on small businesses.

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to prevent reductions in bonuses, shifts and bank holiday pay for employees before the implementation of...

      Pregnancy: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when the final version of the report on pregnancy and maternity-related discrimination and disadvantage will be published.

      Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to further regulate the use of fireworks.

      Research: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much public funding was spent on research and development in each year for which data is available.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he plans to respond to Question 24897, tabled on 29 January 2016 by the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham for...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Departmental Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the status is of the McKinsey report which informed the BIS 2020 departmental restructuring strategy.

      Zika Virus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to help support research into the Zika virus.

  • Department for International Development

    • Burundi: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has for post-conflict assistance in Burundi.

    • Burundi: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what contingency plans her Department has for additional support to Burundi in the event of a further escalation of violence in that...

      Burundi: Bilateral Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department plans to reinstate the bilateral aid programme with Burundi.

      Libya: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has provided to UNOCHA for work in Libya to date.

      Libya: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has provided to assist the humanitarian situation in Libya in the last 12 months.

  • Department for Education

    • STEM Subjects: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to increase the study of STEM subjects by girls at GCSE.

    • Office of the Schools Adjudicator: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to continue to permit civil society organisations to submit complaints to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 29 February 2016 to Question 27311, where in the Chief Schools Adjudicator's annual reports the information sought can be found.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons sex and relationships education is statutory in maintained secondary schools and not in other secondary schools.

      Enterprise Advisers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2016 to Question 30445, what target she has set for the (a) number of enterprise advisers to be appointed and (b)...

      Pupil Referral Units: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of pupil referral units were graded as outstanding by Ofsted in each year since 2012.

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the well-being of children being assessed at Key Stage 2 level in June 2016; and whether her Department has conducted...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 29 February 2016 to Question 27310, on how many occasions other than cases in which an objection was submitted the Schools...

      Faith Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2016 to Question 27469, what representations she has received on whether the admissions criteria employed by...

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of schools employ a mental health specialist as a permanent member of staff.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Just Solutions International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance he issued to his officials who worked on Just Solutions International on their role in the private sector after the winding up of that company.

    • Personal Injury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the changes to personal injury law and procedure announced in the 2015 Autumn Statement on the...

      Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of cases being dealt with by the courts which could be resolved through a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

      Paternity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications there were for a declaration of parentage under section 55A of the Family Law Act 1986 to the (a) high, (b) magistrates and (c)...

  • Prime Minister

    • Privy Council

      To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues on compliance with Privy Council rules.

    • Privy Council

      To ask the Prime Minister, if he will carry out an investigation into whether there was a breach of Privy Council rules in relation to the story in The Sun of 9 March 2016 relating to HM The...

      Chequers: Gardens

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether the staff who manage the gardens in Chequers country residence are employed as civil servants; whether such staff are enrolled under the civil service pension...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Travel Agents: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has carried out an assessment of the effect of high commission costs and the low transparency of such costs in...

    • Mayflower: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the 1620 voyage of the Mayflower.

      Royal Parks: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the gardeners employed by the Royal Parks are enrolled in the civil service pension scheme; and how many such gardeners are...

      Telecommunications: Power Failures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has made an assessment of the resilience of the (a) mobile telephone network, (b) landline telephone network and (c) fibre...

      Public Libraries: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many libraries have closed in the last six years.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Departmental Expenditure Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 78 in the Autumn Statement 2015 and page 91 of the Budget 2016, for what reason the estimate of his Resource DEL...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Departmental Expenditure Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 79 in the Autumn Statement 2015 and page 92 in the Budget 2016, for what reason the estimate of his Capital DEL...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 65 of the Budget, how much he expects to contribute from his Departmental resources to establish the new...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the potential additional revenue that would be generated for the BBC by extending the licence...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to publish its Triennial Review of gambling machine stakes and prize limits; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time is for a reassessment of an award for disability living allowance to be conducted before a person is migrated...

    • Occupational Pensions: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on employers offering higher salaries to employees who opt of occupational pension schemes.

      Department for Work and Pensions: European Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department received from the European Social Fund between (a) 2007 and 2014 and (b) 2014 and the last month for which data is...

      Didcot Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to assist the RWE Group and the Health and Safety Executive in developing plans for the next stage of...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support his Department offers businesses to encourage them to employ people with additional needs.

      Jobcentre Plus: Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department issues to jobcentre staff who make telphone calls to claimants on the leaving of voicemail messages in the case...

      Social Security Benefits: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the methodology and data sources set out in his Department's paper, Benefit claims by EEA nationals, published in November...

      National Insurance Contributions: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the methodology and data sources set out in his Department's paper, Benefit claims by EEA nationals, published in November...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to give disabled people individual and tailored support and assistance to help them gain employment.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the effect of universal credit on the number of children in households with less than 60 per cent of...

      Money Laundering: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of its senior civil servants who will potentially fall under the provisions of the 4th EU...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is his Department's practice for staff not to action correspondence until six weeks after receipt; and if he will take steps to...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of winter fuel payments to eligible claimants were made automatically in each of the last five years.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether unemployed 18 to 21 year olds will be referred to specialist employment support providers under the Youth Obligation from 2017 if they...

      Work and Health Programme: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to ensure the early referral of ex-offenders on day one of release onto specialist employment support provision under the...

      Work Programme: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that Work Programme providers are alert to the mental health needs of clients.

      Average Earnings: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the median hourly pay was for (a) all employees aged 21 to 24 and (b) full-time employees aged 21 to 24 in (i) cash terms and (ii)...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether jobcentre managers are permitted to set targets for jobcentre advisers on the issuing of sanctions placed on jobseekers.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2016 to Question 30768, what the expected date was for finishing the transition to universal credit after...

      Universal Credit: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2016 to Question 20339, how a longstanding mental health condition is taken account of in assessing...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2016 to Question 30090, what the timeline is for the procurement of a collision warning system for the Typhoon aircraft.

    • Jordan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) military and (b) civilian personnel from his Department are based in Jordan.

      United Nations: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2016 to Question 28161, how many (a) military and (b) civilian personnel are deployed to which UN agencies.

      United Nations: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what UK military equipment has been deployed on UN peacekeeping operations in each of the last six years; and on what operations that equipment has been...

      Air Force: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Written Statement of 10 March 2016, WS605, what impact assessment his Department carried out on its decision to disband air cadet...

      Middle East: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many drone strikes have taken place against Daesh targets in (a) Iraq and (b) Syria since September 2014.

      USA: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many direct joint training exercises with the US armed forces have been carried out in each of the last five years.

      Australia: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many direct joint training exercises with the Royal Australian armed forces have been carried out in each of the last five years.

      Nuclear Submarines: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department plans to publish its consultation on the Submarine Dismantling Project: site for the interim storage of Intermediate Level...

      Nuclear Submarines: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many submissions his Department received to its consultation on the Submarine Dismantling Project: site for the interim storage of Intermediate...

      Middle East: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has established a civilian casualties tracking cell to investigate reports of alleged incidents involving RAF aeroplanes in Syria...

      France: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment of the merits of the Protector drone and other current and projected UK capability requirements was made to underpin the recent...

      International Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2016 to Question 29390, what definition of principle of military necessity his Department uses to assess whether an...

      War Widows

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to notify war widows and widowers of support groups they can access.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to maximise the participation of service personnel in the forthcoming EU referendum; and if he will make a statement.

      Air Cadet Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on the restructuring process set out in the review of the Air Cadet Organisation; and if he will make a statement.

      Air Cadet Organisation: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the running costs of the Air Cadet Organisation in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Air Cadet Organisation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the number of staff it has hired to support the Air Cadet Organisation in each of the last five years; and if...

      Air Cadet Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received from volunteer representatives of the Air Cadet Organisation on the review of the Air Cadet Organisation; and if he...

      Air Cadet Organisation: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the value of the assets held by the Air Cadet Organisation; and if he will make a statement.

      International Law: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what training modules are provided to armed forces personnel in international humanitarian law.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what work was undertaken to modify Warthog vehicles for post-Afghan use after the 2013 decision to keep the platform; and what the cost of that work was...

      Armed Forces: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by what proportion the number of senior military officers ranked one star and above, and the civil service equivalent, employed by his Department,...

      France: Honours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many applications for the Legion d'Honneur have been withdrawn since July 2015 due to the death of the applicant; and what further steps his...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2016 to Question 27391, on asylum: deportation, whether her Department plans to collect data on the...

    • Repatriation: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2016 to Question 29272, how many of the 2635 EEA nationals upon whom administrative travel papers were...

      Home Office: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the value was of Official Development Assistance provided by her Department in each of the last six years; and what proportion of that...

      Islamic State: Propaganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to introduce innovative measures to tackle Daesh propaganda.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's arrangements with local authorities for the settlement of asylum...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, (a) how much and (b) what proportion of the funding allocated to domestic violence services is specifically allocated to support children...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has had discussions with police and crime commissioners on the relative allocation of resources for public order and security to...

      Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many shop workers were assaulted in each of the last six months for which figures are available.

      Domestic Violence: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will ring-fence long term funding for specialist domestic violence charities.

  • HM Treasury

    • Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June 2015 to Question 2064, on social security benefits, from what source the data was obtained; and what the cost was in...

    • Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what effect recent reductions in fuel duty have had on economic growth.

      Corporation Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies on corporate taxation of the OECD's report, Countering harmful tax practices more...

      Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons his Department reduced the debt servicing to income ratio used as an indicator of household vulnerability and indebtedness from 30 per cent...

      Coal Fired Power Stations: Construction

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make representations to the National Infrastructure Commission on assessing the potential merits of building ultra-super critical coal-fired...

      Infrastructure: Investment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy that three per cent of GDP annually be invested in infrastructure; and if he will make a statement.

      Bradford and Bingley

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will investigate the collapse of Bradford and Bingley plc in 2008.

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of tax revenue lost due to the illicit trade in tobacco in each year for which data is available.

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he made of the potential effect of the changes to personal injury law and procedure on levels of employment in the legal sector before...

      Treasury: Google

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HM Revenue and Customs has any current contracts with Google to provide services; and if he will make a statement.

      Income Tax: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of specific deduction methods when applied to the devolution of income tax powers to Wales.

      Historic Buildings: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of taxation on Heritage Maintenance Funds for historic homes across the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Block Grant: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the effect will be on the Scottish Government's block grant of the recent announcement of funding for Crossrail 2 for London and High Speed 3 for England.

      Tobacco: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to consult on the transposition of Articles 15 and 16 of the European Tobacco Products Directorate into UK law.

      Motor Vehicles: Liquefied Petroleum Gas

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons private cars that have been converted to LPG only receive a discount on Vehicle Excise Duty instead of being reclassified according to...

      Money Laundering: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of its senior civil servants who will potentially fall under the provisions of the 4th EU Money...

      Self-employed: Cardiff South and Penarth

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were registered with HM Revenue and Customs as self-employed (a) wholly and (b) partly for the purposes of tax and national insurance in...

      New Towns: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 1.123 of the Budget 2016, whether the (a) proposed legislation to make it easier for local authorities to work together to...

      Banks

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the notional value is of derivatives held by banks regulated by the UK authorities.

      Broadband: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 65 of the Budget 2016, how much he has allocated to establish the new Broadband Investment Fund in (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18, (c)...

      Nuclear Reactors

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 1.248 of the Budget 2016, to which Department bids to help develop the next generation of small modular reactors will be submitted.

      Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 1.215 of the Budget 2016, whether he plans to make additional resources available to HM Revenue and Customs to implement the...

      Local Government: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has set a deadline for implementation of a city deal for Edinburgh and South East Scotland.

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the annual amount saved in ISA accounts in each income group; and if he will make a statement.

      London Stock Exchange: Deutsche Borse

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed merger between the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse on London's role as a...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Floods: Emergency Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has had with (a) the Home Department, (b) the Department of Health and (c) telephone...

    • National Flood Resilience Review

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the membership of the National Flood Resilience Review team is.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to investigate the reasons for changes in the level of electoral registration in each local authority.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information his Department has collected from electoral registration officers on the number of names removed from electoral registers in each...

      10 Downing Street: Gardens

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the staff who manage the gardens within the Downing Street estate are employed as civil servants; whether such staff are enrolled under the...

      Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what (a) recent steps he has taken and (b) mechanisms he has introduced to increase the efficiency of work between government departments.

      Corruption

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what work the Anti-Corruption Champion has undertaken for his Department.

      Elections: Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he expects the report on electoral fraud by the Government's Anti-Corruption Champion to be published.

      Civil Servants: Apprentices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of civil service apprentices who have been appointed to date is (a) over the age of 25 and (b) paid at the rate of the national living wage.

      Public Bodies: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on local democracy of changes to regulations to discourage public authorities from making...

      Government Departments: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) domestically produced and (b) imported steel that was procured by each government department in each...

      Government Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many bidders for central government contracts have been debarred in accordance with the promoting tax compliance and procurement rules introduced...

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people were diagnosed with blood cancer in each of the last five years.

      Breast Cancer: Males

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many men were diagnosed with breast cancer in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs brought into the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme have been (a) seized and (b) put through quarantine in each...

    • Sewers: Rain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to require utilities companies, highways authorities and developers to ensure that new...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Department has paid in fines to the EU since 2010.

      Dogs: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to (a) prevent the spread of the outbreak of canine babesiosis and (b) deter the impact...

      Dogs: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of potential benefits of re-introduction of tick treatment as a requirement for the importation...

  • Department of Health

    • Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will publish a patient-friendly guide to inform responses to the consultation on proposals for a new Cancer Drugs Fund.

    • Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking in response to the Oxleas Plus supplement option for pensions offered by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that the contracting out of healthcare provision to the private and charity sector does not lead to fragmentation...

      Stem Cells: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase stem cell donations from the 16 to 30 age group.

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the UK has made adequate provision for pandemic influenza.

      Human Papillomavirus: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the NHS was of treating children born with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis in each of the last three years.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what international comparisons his Department is drawing on to inform implementation of a gender-neutral HPV vaccination programme.

      Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the findings of the First Annual Report of the National Clinical Audit for Rheumatoid and Early Inflammatory Arthritis, published on 22...

      Autism: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children have been diagnosed with autism in (a) Burnley, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West in each of the last six years.

      Rheumatology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Annual Report of the National Clinical Audit for Rheumatoid and Early Inflammatory Arthritis, published on 22 January 2016, what...

      Autism: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is from referral for an autism diagnosis in Lancashire.

      Autism: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) Leeds and (b) Yorkshire have been diagnosed with autism.

      Formaldehyde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment the NHS has made of the potential health risks of exposure to formaldehyde used in the manufacture of everyday products.

      Smoking: Beaches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from local authorities in England on prohibiting smoking on beaches; and if he will make a statement.

      Learning Disability: Community Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of long-term funding arrangements for the transformation of inpatient care for people with...

      Learning Disability: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase the skills of nurses relating to treatment of people with learning disabilities.

      Learning Disability: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendations in the Royal College of Nursing's report, Connect for Change: an...

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average length of time taken to be diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease.

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to develop a long-term workforce strategy for learning disabilities.

      Healthwatch England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding was allocated to Heathwatch England in each of the last three years; and how much such funding will be allocated in 2016-17 in cash...

      General Practitioners: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has issued guidance to GP practices on waiting times for patients seeking telephone consultation appointments.

      Gastrointestinal System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the current referral waiting time for gastroenterology is in each clinical commissioning group area.

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of trends in waiting times for elective surgery for people with inflammatory bowel disease.

      Social Workers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on maintaining the social work bursary; and if he will make a statement.

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children up to the age of four received the meningitis B vaccination in (a) Lancashire and (b) the UK in 2015.

      Social Workers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to announce details of the 2016-17 social work bursary.

      Junior Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the proposed 3,000 new junior doctors to be recruited to the NHS will be trained in the UK.

      Neuromuscular Disorders: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that people with neuromuscular conditions who require a cough assist machine have access to a machine commissioned by...

      Hearing Impairment: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to implement an adult hearing screening programme; and if he will recommend to the National Screening Committee that it...

      Mental Health Services: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons the data in the Mental Health Services Data Set for adults are grouped together under clusters which do not align with NICE guidelines.

      Community Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance NHS England provides on training district nurses in inserting nasogastric feeding tubes.

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding his Department has provided for apps and digital tools to support young people's mental health in each of the last five years.

      Care Homes: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of provision of double rooms for married couples in care homes (a) in the North West and...

      Care Homes: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) nursing homes and (b) dual registered nursing homes there were in the North West of England in each of the last three years; and if he will...

      Local Authorities: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of local authority spending on public health.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV is on the list of drugs being referred to NHS England's Clinical Priorities Advisory Group for decision.

      Motor Vehicles: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people caught smoking in cars with children present receive a fixed penalty notice and their fine...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of asylum claims resolved after six months were found to be well-founded in the latest period for which the statistics are available.

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to setting a limit to how long individuals can be held at immigration removal centres.

      Females: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the fact that more than 50 per cent of pubescent girls under 10 in Cameroon are subjected to "breast ironing", what steps they are taking to...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many refugees have been brought to the UK under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons scheme; how many of those refugees were children; and where within the UK...

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take any action to evaluate the claims to asylum of Afghan interpreters formerly employed by the British Army who are currently in the...

      Visas: India

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations they have had with the government of India about recommendations of the Migration Advisory Committee regarding Tier 2 visas.

      Money Laundering: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are aware of any political parties or foreign nationals using London for money laundering purposes, and if so, what actions they are taking...

      British Nationals Abroad: Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that all those British persons identified as jihadists fighting in Iraq or Syria are dealt with in those countries and...

      Police: Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in considering the amount of police grant to allocate to each police force, what assessment they make of the case for urban forces, or those that do not...

      Police: Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any national assessment of the power, sizes and trims of vehicles that police forces want to buy in part, or entirely, using police grant.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Homicide: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many British nationals (1) were murdered abroad, and (2) died as a result of terrorism abroad, in each year since 2010.

    • Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take, if any, to get the current ceasefires in Syria enlarged to include the whole of south-east Turkey.

      EU Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why NATO land forces have so far not been used in aid of the civil powers in both Italy and Greece; and whether there are plans to do so.

      Turkey: Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Turkey about its actions against Zaman newspaper, its editor and chief columnist, together with...

      Gaza: Visits Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about allowing visits of parliamentarians to Gaza.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the continued withholding of the bodies of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces,...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning unexploded ordnance left after military training close to Palestinian property.

      United Arab Emirates: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have raised the treatment of political prisoners with the government of the United Arab Emirates.

      Burma: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Women’s League of Burma’s call for the National League for Democracy to focus on bringing peace to the...

      Burma: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the government of Burma plans to (1) protect resources in ethnic areas in Burma, and (2) press for a moratorium on...

      Gibraltar: UK Membership of EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the consequences for Gibraltar of the UK's withdrawal from the EU, and what action they intend to take in relation to...

      Ilois: Resettlement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to make a decision on the resettlement and future of the Chagossian people, and whether Parliament will be consulted in advance of that decision.

      Cyprus: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether President Anastasiades’ approach to President el-Sisi on the basis of strategic military co-operation, to...

      Turkey: Kurds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 8 February (HL5486), whether they have evidence that the Turkish Air Force has bombed its...

      Turkey: Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on press freedom of the takeover of the Turkish newspaper Zaman.

      Turkey: Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the EU about its public response to the takeover of the Turkish newspaper Zaman.

      Eritrea: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the situation of children living in Eritrea, and of the effects of the Danish report on asylum determination, published in 2014,...

      Asia Bibi

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case of Asia Bibi, currently sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make further supplies of British arms and ammunition to Saudi Arabia conditional on the ending of attacks on civilians in Yemen.

      Giulio Regeni

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to urge the Egyptian authorities to investigate fully the torture and death of Giulio Regeni in Cairo this year and what...

      Israel: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have made to the plans announced by the government of Israel in January to appropriate further tracts of agricultural land in the West...

      Israel: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have made to recent UN figures that, between 1 January and 2 March, Israel has demolished 121 structures in the occupied West Bank funded...

      Turkey: EU Accession

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will hold a referendum in the UK before they agree to the accession of Turkey to the EU.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to conduct public awareness-raising activity funded by the taxpayer during the EU referendum period starting on 15 April, and if...

      Iran: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran following the announcement by the Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon that Iran will pay $7,000 to...

      Salman Rushdie

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran concerning the announcement by Iranian state media that an additional $600,000 has been added...

      Kenya: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reported human rights abuses by Kenyan security forces in response to terror attacks in the north-eastern region of Kenya.

      Kenya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding or support they have provided to the Kenya Defence Forces, Kenyan police forces, including the anti-terror police and the National...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the death of an American tourist and the wounding of several citizens by a Palestinian in Tel Aviv on 7 March, whether they will press the...

      Bahrain: Nationality

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 23 February (HL6333), whether they have had specific discussions with the government of...

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of progress in Bahrain towards democracy and respect for human rights following training and guidance from UK personnel for...

      Ibrahim Sharif

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain concerning the imprisonment of Ibrahim Sharif for making speeches about democracy.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to implementing the EU Waste Electrical Equipment Directive (2012/19/EU) in relation to computer software.

    • Internet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to implementing the EU Waste Electrical Equipment Directive (2012/19/EU) in relation to internet search engines.

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of applications to Russell Group universities in each year for the past 10 years came from pupils in each socio-economic group.

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of admissions to Russell Group universities in each year for the past 10 years came from pupils in each socio-economic group.

      Graduates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of graduates from Russell Group universities in each year for the past 10 years came from each socio-economic group.

      Refugees: Calais

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much compensation has been paid or committed to any company involved in cross-channel traffic because of losses or additional costs due to the number of...

      Students: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish a full list of the subjects for which the equivalent or lower qualifications rule will be relaxed, as announced in the 2015...

      Students: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will consult on maintenance loans for part-time undergraduate students.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they plan to make to enable firms that pay the Apprenticeship Levy on the basis of their UK-wide pay bill to claim funding from the...

  • Department for International Development

    • Nepal: International Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of engagement by the Disasters Emergency Committee, and other international donors, with representatives of...

    • Disasters Emergency Committee

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Disasters Emergency Committee regarding openness and transparency in using public donations, in the light of the...

      Nepal: Earthquakes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the humanitarian and emergency response to the earthquakes in Nepal in 2015, and of which...

      Gaza: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the total financial commitment by the UK to Gaza since fighting ceased in 2014.

      Gaza: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what further plans they have to assist reconstruction in Gaza, and what is the timescale and financial commitment for that further assistance, if any.

      Armed Conflict: Rape

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in providing safe abortion for women who are raped in conflict situations.

      Developing Countries: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the change in reporting on the Department for International Development’s Disability Framework from an annual review to twice every...

      Developing Countries: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why there is no mention of disability in the Department for International Development’s single departmental plan; and how that Department intends to...

      Developing Countries: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what work the Department for International Development will carry out to improve its understanding of double or multiple discrimination and exclusion, such...

  • Department for Education

    • Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to build self-confidence in children and young people in secondary schools, especially those who do not perform highly in academic...

    • Academies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when all schools become academies, how they will ensure that the Department for Education has the capacity to respond quickly and positively to catastrophic...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the radar control for the UK’s F-35 Lightning II fighters operate using software version block 4, and whether it will be available in time for...

    • Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether an experienced commercial specialist has been appointed to act as the single sponsor for all aspects of the defence nuclear enterprise, as...

      Aircraft Carriers: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Prime Minister has been involved in discussions about how many F35B aircraft should routinely deploy on HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales.

      Destroyers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when repairs to the main generating capability of the six Daring Class destroyers will be completed.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Tunnels: Excavation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the spoil from Crossrail tunnelling deposited at Wallasea Island was authorised under a landfill or recovery permit or licence and whether the same...

    • Thames Tideway Tunnel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 3 March (HL6235), what destinations are currently licensed to accept spoil from the Thames...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to review Best Available Techniques permissible with respect to environmental permits for back-up electricity generating plant.

      Water Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of bad debt on (1) household, and (2) non-household, water bills in each of the last three years.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Community Engagement Forum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on which dates the Community Engagement Forum met following the first meeting in October 2015; what were the main topics discussed at each meeting; and who...

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 7 March (HL6264), whether they will specify timelines for reviewing the formula that...

  • HM Treasury

    • Corporation Tax

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the impact on UK tax receipts of the corporate tax regimes in Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Charities: Lobbying

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will require charities to take to establish that no part of their funding of lobbying activity is derived from Government grants.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the announcement that Maria Sharapova has failed a drug test for a substance introduced to the banned substance list this year, whether they...

    • Sports: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the process by which the World Anti-Doping Agency informs athletes of the drugs added each year to the list of banned...

  • Department of Health

    • Obesity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what preparations have been made to achieve the safe and effective transfer of responsibility for Tier 4 obesity services from NHS England to Clinical...

    • Prescriptions: Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussion they have had with universities in order to encourage them to raise awareness of the NHS Low Income Scheme.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimates they have made of the likely benefits of providing the quadrivalent HPV vaccine to all adolescents in the UK on a gender-neutral basis.

      Hepatitis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 11 February (HL5795), when NHS England's plan for future hepatitis C funding will be finalised,...

      Hepatitis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 11 February (HL5795), what aspects of treatment provided by drugs and alcohol services are not...

      Contraceptives

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what data will be included in the local authority contraception tool being developed by Public Health England; when and how that tool will be used; how often...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health, Jane Ellison, on 28 January (HC23930), how many responses Public Health...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to publish the findings of Public Health England’s survey of local commissioning arrangements for sexual health.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any other circumstances in which 2,500/100,000 serious adverse events and 3,300/100,000 cases of autoimmune disorders, as reported by the...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to educate the 2.5 million people who consume more than the new weekly recommended limit for alcohol in a single day, in the light...

      Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are (1) the set up costs, and (2) the running costs, of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch.

      Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch will be responsible for overseeing the National Reporting and Learning System.

      Strategic Projects Team: Consultants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether consultants contracted by the NHS Strategic Projects Team to give advice to Clinical Commissioning Groups on procurement processes are liable to...

      Junior Doctors: Overseas Workers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what statistical data is kept centrally by the Department of Health on the number of junior doctors trained in England and Wales who resign from NHS hospital...

      Junior Doctors: Resignations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether NHS Trusts record the reasons provided by junior doctors when they resign from NHS hospitals.

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what statistical data is kept centrally by the Department of Health on staff requirements met by the recruitment from overseas of (1) doctors, and (2) nurses.

      Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that the section 7a agreement between the Department of Health and NHS England is automatically updated to reflect...

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