Written answers

Monday, 4 April 2016

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many take charge requests under the Dublin III Regulation the UK has accepted from Greece for unaccompanied children for family...

    • Asylum: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many take charge requests under the Dublin III Regulation the UK has received from other EU member states for family reunification in...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many failures there have been in contracts for the running of prisons at each institution in each of the last five years; what those failures were;...

    • Prisons: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) disturbances and (b) riots have been recorded (i) on the prison estate and (ii) in private prisons since May 2010.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • South Korea: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the South Korean government on animal welfare as part of the preparations for the Winter...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to assist and promote the UK video games industry in areas outside London.

    • BBC: Royal Charters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government plans to publish the outcome of its consultation on the review of the BBC's Royal Charter which closed on 8 October...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of the changes to the Disabled Students' Allowance on the number of university...

  • Department for Transport

    • Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how to achieve legally binding targets for air pollution should the third runway at Heathrow proceed.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Business: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees (1) small and medium-sized businesses, and (2) companies employing more than 250 people, have in total in the UK.

    • Sunday Trading

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of how relaxing Sunday trading laws in England and Wales would affect the UK economy annually in terms of (1) full-time...

      Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the proportion of people on zero-hours contracts who are seeking full-time employment with guaranteed pay and hours of work.

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Work and Pensions

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Recycling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of co-mingled recycling collection in the light of the recycling target of 50 per cent of municipal waste...

    • Domestic Waste

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to review and propose simplification of household waste and recycling collection across the UK.

      Tree Planting

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in implementing their manifesto commitment to plant 11 million trees, and how such progress will be monitored and reported.

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage coffee chains to recycle paper coffee cups.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what further measures are planned for the labelling of meat and dairy products to recognise the high standards of welfare in British products.

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the review from Keele University, published in the Journal of Ecology, warning that almost all ash trees in Europe will be...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Devolution: South West

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why their devolution agreement with Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, North Somerset Council, South Gloucestershire Council and the...

    • Council Housing: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the difference between a local authority being able to recover (1) its expenses, and (2) its reasonable costs, in matters relating to its duties...

      Housing: Planning Permission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of approved planning applications for housing that have yet to be built.

      Travellers: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the account in the Equalities and Human Rights Commission's report Is England Fairer? of the discrimination faced by...

      Community Engagement Forum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 15 March (HL6737) about the Community Engagement Forum, why they were unable or unwilling...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many homes were completed under the Affordable Homes Programme launched in April 2011.

  • HM Treasury

    • Premium Bonds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why National Savings and Investments stopped the sale of Premium Bonds for cash in Post Offices and withdrew their brochures, forms and reply envelopes at...

    • Sugar: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the comments of Chief Executive NHS England, in response to the sugar tax announcement in the budget, that "sadly soft...

  • Cabinet Office

    • National Flood Resilience Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many meetings of the National Flood Resilience Review have taken place, and when that review is expected to report.

  • Department of Health

    • Hepatitis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what priority they give to the elimination of hepatitis C as a threat to public health.

    • Campylobacter

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Food Standards Agency achieved its target of halving the incidence of campylobacter food poisoning in 2015.

      Campylobacter

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take further steps to raise public awareness of the incidence of campylobacter in chickens.

      HIV Infection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the ability of people living with HIV to experience continuity of HIV care across the numerous health services and...

      Down's Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact that the UK National Screening Council’s review of cell-free DNA testing has had, and will have, on the...

      Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the leadership of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

      Strategic Projects Team

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 21 March (HL7013), why the NHS Strategic Projects Team was said to have employees in view of it...

      Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the NHS Trust Development Authority will publish the findings of the review of whistle blowing and governance at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

      Ophthalmology: Waiting Lists

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients are waiting, and for how long, for appointments in hospital with ophthalmic specialists.

      Anaemia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase diagnosis and treatment rates of iron deficiency anaemia.

      Anaemia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce a Clinical Commissioning Group Outcome Indicator to address the growing number of hospital admissions attributable to iron...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the decision by NHS England not to provide Truvada on prescription as a pre-exposure prophylaxis in the treatment and...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what NHS facilities are available for proton beam treatment for cancer in the UK; where the facilities are located; and when each became operational.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been collected for treatment of foreign nationals by the NHS in each of the last three years; and how much has been paid to EU governments for...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the NHS of NHS England cutting the role of National Clinical Director for Adult Neurology, and the end of...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 23 March (HL6926), whether the issue of the sugar tax to be introduced by NHS England in their...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many hepatitis C patients NHS England is planning to treat in 2016–17.

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government for what reason NHS England intends to treat only a specified number of patients in 2016–17, as defined by recently published run rates for operational...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people diagnosed with hepatitis C are eligible for treatment under the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance for new direct...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review their hepatitis C strategy in the light of other European countries' strategies for tackling hepatitis C.

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