Written answers

Monday, 11 April 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the money allocated to northern road infrastructure in Budget 2016, is in addition to £800 million allocated to the North West Road...

    • Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the availability of housing of plans to demolish homes in the event of a third runway being...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has had discussions with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the effect on air quality of the...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to pause plans to construct Phase One of HS2 until he has received assurances that they comply with the air quality...

      Railway Stations: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assurances he has received that (a) construction of a new station in Curzon Street and (b) other construction activity in Birmingham will comply...

      Bridges: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his visit to the Mersey Gateway on 23 April 2015, what progress has been made on ensuring support will be provided to small...

      Shipping: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2016 to Question 25958, when he expects the revised guidance on the national minimum wage for seafarers to be...

      Bus Services: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of bus services in Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Teesside.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what evidence he has received to demonstrate that the construction of Phase One of High Speed 2 will not breach the requirements of Directive...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of whether the air quality objectives set out in Annex II of Directive 2008/50/EC on ambient air quality and cleaner air...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many public and private hospitals lie under the Heathrow final approach flight paths; and how many such hospitals would lie under the proposed...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Heathrow Hub runway extension is being considered as an alternative to a third runway.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what he expects the decision-making process after any announcement regarding a third runway at Heathrow to be.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the construction activity required to construct Phase One of High Speed 2 will result in any household experiencing carbon monoxide levels in...

      Ports: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take in response to the rejection by the European Parliament of the competitive market exemption condition agreed by the...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what meetings the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has had with the professional photographic sector since June 2015; and if he will request...

      Southern: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much Network Rail has paid to Southern Rail in compensation for late running and skipped stopping in each of the last three years.

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much Southern Rail/GTR has paid in compensation payments to passengers in each of the last three years.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the effect on traffic congestion in (a) Brentford and Isleworth constituency and (b) the London borough of Hounslow...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many emergency landings there have been at Heathrow Airport in the last five years.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to increase capacity on public transport links to Heathrow Airport from central London.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2016 to Question 27887, if he will publish a list of all those planning appeals allowed in...

    • Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2016 to Question 27886, if he will publish a list of the planning appeals which were...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, under what criteria local authorities will be compensated for the change in the updating of business rates from RPI to CPI.

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on (a) setting a fixed price for Energy Performance Certificates and (b) ensuring that Energy Performance...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that every property has an Energy Performance Certificate by 2020.

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions his Department has had with the utility companies on contributions to the cost of Energy Performance...

      Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of trends in home ownership since 2010.

      Local Government: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the total cost of administrating devolution deals in each of the last three years; and...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the methodology used by his Department to calculate the distribution of the Transitional Grant announced in...

      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, on how many occasions his Department has provided advice and support...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Housing Statistical Release Right to Buy Sales October to December 2015, published on 24 March 2016, what...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether housing association tenants who part-buy their properties under shared ownership will be able to use Right To Buy to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • GCHQ: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the letter from the National Security Adviser to the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy of 10...

    • GCHQ: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the letter from the National Security Adviser to the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy of 10...

      European Union: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which academic and research bodies, which receive funding from the EU, are routinely used for research on the EU in...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff in his Department were in receipt of Continuity of Education Allowance in (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c)...

      Islamic State: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on atrocities committed by Daesh.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his oral contribution of 12 January 2016, Official Report, column 697, whether UK personnel provided a quick check...

      Russia: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the financial consequences of the EU sanctions on Russia on Serbia.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the oral Answer of 12 January 2016, Official Report, column 697, what assessment he has made of whether evidence of...

      Middle East: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to reports of his remarks in Ankara in January 2016, what recent estimate he has made of the number of UK...

      South Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the incidence and nature of human rights violations in South Sudan.

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the progress made at the recent UN peace talks in Geneva on Syria.

      Egypt: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received of human rights workers being (a) summoned for questioning, (b) banned from travelling and...

      Syria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of injured children trying to leave Syria being turned away at the Jordanian border.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of elections due to take place in November 2016 on political stability in Democratic...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent violence in Israel and the West Bank on relations in that region.

      Yemen: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what investigatory methods his Department uses for reports of potential breaches of international humanitarian law by UK allies...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects the UK-China human rights dialogue to take place.

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which cases of human rights violations against Tibetans he or ministerial colleagues have taken up with their Chinese...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to end arms exports to Saudi Arabia.

      Pakistan: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of UK relations with Pakistan; and if he will make a statement.

      Yemen: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2016 to Question 31488, how many British officials who have provided advice to Saudi...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the prospects for the Middle East peace process.

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he holds on the number of civilians (a) killed and (b) injured in the Yemen conflict to date.

  • Attorney General

    • Government Departments: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Attorney General, whether his Department plans to move any government legal services to the north of England.

    • Prosecutions and Convictions

      To ask the Attorney General, if he will place in the Library data gathered by Crown Prosecution Service Business Area of prosecutions and convictions for (a) rape-flagged offences, (b) domestic...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, if he will place in the Library the number of cases of (a) rape, (b) domestic violence, (c) child abuse and (d) human trafficking referred by each police force in...

      Directors: Disqualification

      To ask the Attorney General, how many directors of companies were disqualified as a result of a criminal investigation by the Serious Fraud Office in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of all defendants charged with (a) rape, (b) sexual offences other than rape and (c) domestic violence were aged (i) 14 to 17, (ii) 18 to 24, (iii) 25...

      Fraud

      To ask the Attorney General, how many tip-offs were made to the Serious Fraud Office tip-off line in each year since 2010.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will publish the review carried out by McKinsey and Company into his Department's budget.

    • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 16 February 2016 to Question 26010, when he plans to establish a reading room for hon. Members to...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of the three million apprenticeships planned by 2020 are expected to be at (a) degree and (b) masters level.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether Equivalent or Lower Level Qualifications are exempted under (a) degree and (b) Masters level apprenticeships.

      European Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of how much European Social Fund funding will be allocated to local enterprise partnerships by the end...

      European Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2016 to Question 25741, what criteria the Government plans to use to allocate the funds...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of civil service apprentices in his Department are (a) over the age of 25 and (b) paid at the rate of the...

      Science: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many jobs each of the 56 science capital projects his Department has funded since 2007 has created.

      Education: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of people between 18 and 24 from each social background defined by their father's occupation are participating...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much the Student Loans Company and HM Revenue and Customs spent on maintaining and collecting student loan repayments in...

      Science: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make it his policy to conduct a systematic analysis of existing science and research-based infrastructure in the UK...

      Further Education: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many part-time students have taken higher education qualifications at a further education college in each of the last five years.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of higher education students continued to (a) further study and (b) employment when leaving (i) university and...

      Students: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the average age is of students studying for their first higher education qualification in (a) universities and (b) further...

      Further Education: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what average annual tuition fee is charged by further education colleges for higher education courses.

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he takes to monitor the economic effect of projects his Department has funded.

      Vocational Education: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to make (a) apprenticeships and (b) vocational education accessible for young people with hearing...

      Public Houses: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of public houses which have gone out of business since 1 July 2007.

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many staff in his Department were in receipt of Continuity of Education Allowance in (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c)...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how the proposed cost savings outlined in the BIS 2020 programme have been calculated; and what estimate he has made of...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department has undertaken a cost-benefit analysis of retaining his Department's office at St Paul's Palace, Sheffield.

      Shipping: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to improve national minimum wage enforcement in the shipping industry.

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when the rent review will take place on 1 Victoria Street; and what plans he has to publish the results of that review.

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with staff at his Department's office at 2 St Paul's Place, Sheffield, since the announcement of the...

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2016 to Question 29835, and with reference to the Answer of 10 June 2013 to Question 158962,...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he plans to Answer Question 26990, tabled on 11 February 2016 by the hon. Member for Glasgow South West.

  • Department for International Development

    • Ethiopia: Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2016 to Question 27899, what recent assessment she has made of the food security situation in...

    • Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Yemen; and if she will make a statement.

      Libya: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2016 to Question 31131, for what reason the amount of financial assistance her Department has...

      Nigeria: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to assist the Nigerian government to support access for internally displaced children in that country to (a)...

      Developing Countries: Double Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many full-time members of staff her Department employs in renegotiating tax treaties with developing countries.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the UK aid budget will be allocated as (a) grants and (b) loans in 2016-17.

      Palestinian Authority: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what reports she has received on the use of aid disbursed to the Palestinian Authority for purposes related to terrorist activity.

      Uganda: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress her Department has made in its programme to increase the use of Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets among children...

      Uganda: Development aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the outcomes have been of her Department's programme of post-conflict development in Northern Uganda.

      Uganda: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of her Department's programmes in the eight districts of the Central Region of...

      Uganda: Development aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the outcome has been of its programme to improve the effect of public expenditure on the quality of service delivery and poverty...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of barriers to humanitarian agencies reaching people in need in Yemen.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking ensure that UK overseas aid is spent effectively and transparently.

      AIDS: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which (a) ministers and (b) officials of her Department will be present at the International Aids Conference in Durban in July 2016.

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans for the statutory guidance for local authorities, entitled Post-16 transport to education and training, next to be reviewed to take...

    • Centre for Holocaust Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to provide long-term funding for the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is her policy that all children in households in receipt of Universal Credit will be entitled to free school meals.

      Children in Care: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2016 to Question 29817, whether her Department holds information on the number of children who have been further...

      Children's Play: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the conclusion of the report from the charity Sense, Making the case for play, published in February 2016, that a...

      Teachers: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what evidence her Department holds on the relationship between the A-level grades achieved by prospective teachers and their later performance in the...

      Curriculum: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what requirements or guidelines her Department issues on the reference or inclusion of digital and online resources in the curriculum (a) in general...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of her Department's reform of AS and A-level qualifications on the number of hours of study students are...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2016 to Question 29811, on further education, how many meetings have been held for area reviews in (a) Birmingham...

      Crimes of Violence: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what contribution her Department is making to Government steps to reduce the incidence of serious youth violence.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has received from (a) G4S, (b) MTCnovo and (c) Serco for all contracts since 2010.

    • Wormwood Scrubs Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average amount of time was that a prisoner spent on education or work-related activities at HMP Wormwood Scrubs in the last period for which...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he intends to reply to Question 31430, on Antisemitism, tabled on 16 March 2016 for named day answer on 21 March 2016.

      Administration of Justice: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to paragraph 1.293 of Budget 2016, which areas of criminal justice services he plans to devolve to Greater Manchester; which bodies will...

      Civil Servants: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to paragraph 1.287 of Budget 2016, where those centres of expertise will be located; what those centres will be responsible for; and how...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will estimate the level of creditor claims related to insolvency litigation in each of the last five years.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeal hearings at the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) were (a) withdrawn and (b) adjourned as a result of the...

      Ministry of Justice: Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many former civil servants who worked on JSi projects have now left his Department.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the additional cost to his Department in the last year of appeal hearings at the First Tier Tribunal (Social Security and...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeal hearings at the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum) were (a) withdrawn and (b) adjourned because the Home Office did not send a...

      Prisoners: Risk Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners at each establishment have risk indicators which have been identified after completion of a cell sharing risk assessment.

      Crimes of Violence: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what contribution his Department is making to Government steps to reduce the incidence of serious youth violence.

  • Leader of the House

    • UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Leader of the House, if he will make it the policy of the Government not to bring forward regulations seeking to implement EU Directives until the outcome of the EU referendum is known.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what risk assessments his Department has made of the Successor submarine and Trident missile renewal programmes; and whether a further such risk...

    • Russia: Central Asia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the recent announcement by President Putin of a Russia-led Central Asia taskforce, what assessment he has made of the security...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his Canadian counterpart on that country's procurement of F35 aircraft.

      Military Bases: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which military units are based at Baker Barracks on Thorney Island.

      Military Aircraft: Air Misses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps have been taken by Air Command in response to the UK Airprox Board's recommendation that flying procedures be reviewed in the Machynlleth...

      USA: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who is responsible for the oversight of US armed forces bases on UK soil.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of crowded airspace on British military assets operating in Syria; and if he will make a statement.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether armed forces personnel have received training for deployment to Syria.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department last carried out an assessment of the whole life cost of the Successor programme.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department last carried out an assessment of the whole life cost of the Successor programme.

      Forces Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many properties have been purchased through the Forces Help to Buy Scheme in each month since its inception.

      Armed Forces: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) serving personnel and (b) veterans have had mental health issues in each year since 2010.

      Armed Forces: Rules of Engagement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place a copy of his Department's (a) civilian casualty review procedure and (b) standard operating procedure in the Library.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2016 to Question 23886, whether asset-sharing in Syria, Iraq or Libya was considered at the meeting of the Reaper...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2016 to Question 30084, if he will make the Attorney General's advice available for inspection by the (a) Chief of...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government approved or was consulted on the US airstrike in Syria that killed Junaid Hussain on 24 August 2015.

      Armed Forces: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he plans to take to ensure that no bank accounts of military personnel are closed as a result of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive while...

      Libya: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what reports he has received on which other countries plan to deploy troops in Libya.

      Libya: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to deploy the armed forces in Libya to provide security for the Libyan Government of National Accord.

      Libya: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to deploy the armed forces in Libya to train the Libyan army.

      Defence Equipment: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces have been employed specialising in the repair and maintenance of survival equipment in the RAF in the last twenty...

      Armed Forces: Trichloroethylene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the extent to which members of the armed forces work with trichloroethylene in the line of duty and the...

      Firing Ranges: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Ministry of Defence live ammunition ranges have safety wardens present on site.

      Firing Ranges: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential implications for safety on live ammunition ranges of changes in the numbers of safety wardens...

      Ministry of Defence: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff in his Department were in receipt of Continuity of Education Allowance in (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15; and what the cost to...

      Waterloo Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what further investment he plans to provide for the hardened aircraft shelters used by the Quick Reaction Alert at the former RAF base at Leuchars.

      Army Air Corps: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Army Air Corps pilots have resigned due to his Department's plans to recover over-payment of flying pay; how many of those pilots (a) are...

      Defence: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the UK economy has benefited from defence technology research and development.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2016 to Question 25292, to which countries RAF Reaper or Watchkeeper drones have been deployed on intelligence,...

      Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the last three exercises were carried out under the Five Powers Defence Arrangements; and how many armed forces (a) personnel and (b) assets were...

      HMS Prince of Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what modifications are required to HMS Prince of Wales to make it suitable for use as an amphibious assault platform.

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to publish an updated timetable for commencing the building of the first T26 Global Combat Ship.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of the time taken in Block 3F testing of the F-35B Lightning II mission systems software on the planned...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to improve the stability of radar sensors in the F-35B Lightning II Fighter.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the suitability of the Honeywell TCAS II collision warning system for use in Typhoon fighter aircraft.

      Puma Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to fit airborne collision avoidance systems to Puma helicopters.

      Lynx Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to fit airborne collision avoidance systems to Lynx helicopters.

      Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions his Department's cyber strike capability was used in (a) 2014 and (b) 2015.

      Married Quarters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans the Government has to extend the period of time separating spouses of service personnel have to vacate his Department's accommodation.

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether spending on the upkeep of the defence estate counts towards the Government's pledge to spend at least two per cent of GDP on defence, as defined...

      Crimes of Violence: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of cadet forces to reducing the incidence of serious youth violence.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the household median net income after the deduction of income tax and national insurance was for (a) all working-age adults, (b)...

    • Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who have not (a) attended a work capability assessment or (b) reported to a jobcentre when requested have been exempt from...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will undertake a cost-benefit analysis of (a) Access to Work expenditure and (b) the potential effect of that programme on (i) social...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of disabled people living in social housing who will be affected by the cap to local housing allowance.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment support allowance claimants in (a) Scotland (b) Glasgow and (c) Glasgow Central constituency stopped claiming that...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2016 to Question 29818, what assessment he has made of the effect of a four-year freeze in local housing...

      Work Programme: European Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on European Social Fund allocations for the Work programme.

      Universal Credit: Wythenshawe and Sale East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Wythenshawe and Sale East constituency who are existing universal credit claimants and who are in work will have their...

      Universal Credit: Forms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the ability of prospective claimants to complete the online application form for universal credit;...

      Independent Living Fund: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 February 2016 to Question 28404, on Independent Living Fund, if he will publish (a) the timescale and (b) the...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how long after being found to be ineligible for employment and support allowance as a result of a work capability assessment can an individual...

      Access to Work Programme: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on consultancy costs examining possible proposals for the future of the Access to Work scheme.

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of people with a (a) physical disability, (b) mental disability and (c) physical...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people (a) of working age, (b) of retirement age and (c) younger than working age are in receipt of (i) disability living allowance...

      Personal Independence Payment: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish (a) the criteria used to select organisations invited to attend and (b) the organisations that attended personal...

      Carer's Allowance: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will raise the threshold for carer's allowance to take into account increases in the national minimum wage.

      Personal Independence Payment: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has had with Compact Voice about the duration of the formal personal independent payment consultation.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average value is of a personal independence payment in (a) the UK and (b) Twickenham constituency.

      Personal Independence Payment: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's consultation on aids and appliances and the daily living component of personal independence payments, Cm...

      Personal Independence Payment: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with Parkinson's disease receive personal independence payment at the (a) daily living standard, (b) daily living enhanced,...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2016 to Question 30116, what proportion of job seekers allowance claimants who received a sanction in the...

      Attendance Allowance: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with Parkinson's disease receive attendance allowance.

      Employment Schemes: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have found work through the Universal Jobmatch system.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what lessons were learned from the universal credit scheme pilot; and what changes have been put in place as a result of those lessons.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the top five reasons were for imposing sanctions on jobseeker's allowance claimants in each year for which data is available.

      Social Security Benefits: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what provisions his Department has in place to ensure that sufferers of multiple sclerosis do not experience a decrease in benefit payments as...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for reconsideration or appeal of a sanction decision were submitted in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many care leavers aged 18 to 25 have had sanctions overturned or reduced on reconsideration or appeal in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of new claims for (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) employment and support allowance were processed within (i) 10...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of new universal credit claims were processed within one month in the most recent 12 months for which data is...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of applications for short term benefit advance were successful in the most recent 12 months for which data is...

      Work Programme: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people from other EU member states receive support through the Work Programme.

      Housing Benefit: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people from other EU member states were in receipt of housing benefit in each of the last 10 years; and what the total cost to the...

      Social Security Benefits: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis claiming benefits whose claim (a) partly and (b) solely relates to that condition have had their...

      Child Benefit: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2016 to Question 27517, how many foreign nationals living in the UK have been prosecuted for a fraudulent...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2016 to Question 31496, how many appeals were (a) withdrawn and (b) adjourned at the First-Tier Tribunal...

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March to Questions 30367, on vocational guidance, whether he plans that Jobcentre Plus or the Careers and...

      Universal Credit: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people from other EU member states were in receipt of universal credit in the most recent period for which figures are available; and...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value was of (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) employment and support allowance sanctions imposed by his Department in each of the...

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people from other EU member states have received each type (a) of working aged and (b) in-work benefit in each of the last 10 years;...

      Welfare State: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his oral contribution of 21 March 2016, Official Report, column 1284, whether an impact assessment has been carried out on the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's contribution is to the Government's emissions reduction plan; and if she will make a statement.

    • Whales: Pollutants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the levels of toxic heavy metals, cadmium and mercury, in the sea on the brains and organs...

      Flood Control: Middlesbrough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which flood defence maintenance works were undertaken in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each year...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department has paid in fines for what reasons to the EU in each of the last five years.

      Pets: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the plans she has to reintroduce tick treatment for pet animals returning to the UK.

      White Fish: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department has taken in response to the Resolution of the House of 11 February on conservation of sea bass...

      Africa: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of the Common Agricultural Policy on the level of poverty among farmers in Africa.

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department will launch a consultation on proposals for a deposit return system for single use drinks containers.

      Animals: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the preparedness is of the Animal and Plant Health Agency to react to and control a potential future animal health...

      Dairy Products: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps she is taking to ensure that farmers receive fair pricing for their dairy produce.

  • Home Office

    • Intelligence Services: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which EU intelligence-sharing agreements the UK is part of; and which intelligence-sharing agreements the UK has with other EU countries.

    • Repatriation: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2016 to Question 30132, on repatriation: EEA Nationals, how many of those people who were served with...

      Asylum: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with her European counterparts on changes to the rules of the Dublin Regulation.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that local authorities are properly informed and involved in decisions to distribute asylum seekers.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the level of hotel use to house asylum seekers is in each local authority area.

      Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what definition her Department uses for BAME.

      Crimes of Violence: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will bring forward policies to tackle violence against women and girls in the BAME communities.

      Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish her Department's proposals on repealing or amending Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.

      Refugees: Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to encourage LGBTI refugees in Lebanon to apply for resettlement in the UK.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will estimate the proportion of Syrian refugees settled in the UK by 2020 who will be LGBTI.

      Robert Spencer

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a ban on travelling to the UK still applies to US citizen Mr Robert Spencer.

      National Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2016 to Question 30500, what assistance is provided by National Crime Agency CEOP Command staff to local...

      National Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2016 to Question 30500, what the alternative arrangements are that provide funding for National Crime...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 2 intra-company transfers for what roles or job descriptions were issued to UK companies in each of the last five years; and...

      Employment: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of reductions in international student numbers on employment.

      Police and Crime Commissioners: Mayors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria she uses to assess a bid from a metro mayor to assume the additional role of police and crime commissioner.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2016 to Question 31677, what the average salary is of people awarded Tier 2 (ICT) visas to work in the IT...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2016 Question 31677, how many Tier 2 (ICT) visa applications were denied because the Certificate of...

      Government Departments: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether, when considering whether to acquire a bulk personal dataset from another government department under the Investigatory Powers Bill,...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2016 to Question 31677, what checks are undertaken to ensure that the terms of a Tier 2 (ICT) visa...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2016 to Question 31677, what the penalties are for an employer who has issued a Certificate of...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 2 intra-company visas were issued for the IT industry in each of the last 10 years.

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the contribution of the UK's membership of the EU to the Government's aims of tackling terrorist and...

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms her Department has in place to determine the geographic distribution of asylum seekers awaiting decisions on asylum applications.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce the number of asylum seekers placed in hotels while awaiting decisions on asylum applications.

      Immigration: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many leave to remain applications have been refused as a result of the good character test in each year for which information is available.

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications have been refused as a result of the good character test in each year for which information is available.

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many colleges and universities have had (a) sponsorship licences revoked and (b) faced other restrictions related to allegations of...

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will estimate the number of people affected by the decision of 23 March 2016 of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what process Tier 2 intra-company transfer visas for IT undergo when they reach her Department.

      Police and Crime Commissioners: Mayors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what powers she has to shorten the term of a Police and Crime Commissioner elected in May 2016 in order that the role is subsumed by a...

      Immigration Officers: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2016 to Question 31078, on immigration officers, whether (a) her Department, (b) the Interception of...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has for future provision of the collective passport service.

      Human Trafficking: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will estimate how many and what proportion of all women with mental health issues in the UK have been internally or internationally...

      Slavery: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of (a) human trafficking and (b) forced labour have been recorded by Humberside Police for each year from 2010 to 2014; in...

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish all correspondence between her Department and ETS relating to allegations of English language text fraud.

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will commission an independent inquiry into the role of (a) her Department and (b) ETS related to allegations of English Language...

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what independent scrutiny her Department commissioned of reports of invalid and questionable results in English Language tests conducted by ETS.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of police funding after service reorganisation.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to tackle people trafficking.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of neighbourhood policing capacity.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to (a) stop firearms, drugs and other contraband from entering the UK and (b) tackle human trafficking...

  • HM Treasury

    • Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2016 to Question 29759, which paragraphs of the White Paper, The Best of Both Worlds, disclose what data the Government...

    • Child Benefit: Foreign Nationals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2016 to Question 29775, in what format information is held on the value of child benefit claims in respect of children...

      Devolution: Greater Manchester

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 1.293 of Budget 2016, how his Department plans to support the establishment of a Life Chances Investment Fund; and how much...

      Income Tax: Solihull

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many higher-rate taxpayers there are in Solihull.

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people likely to take up the lifetime ISA in the first year of its operation.

      Sugar: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with response to his contribution of 16 March 2016, Official Report, column 963-64, whether the proposed exemption from the sugar levy for fruit juices will...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the annual amount saved in ISA accounts across each income group in financial year (a) 2010-11, (b)...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the total contribution from the public purse to Lifetime ISAs in financial year (a) 2017-18 (b) 2018-19 and (c)...

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the Tampon Tax Fund was allocated to (a) Women's Aid and (b) other women's charities in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which women's organisations in Northern Ireland received funding from the Tampon Tax Fund; what the amount was that each such organisation received; and if...

      Money Laundering: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of implementation of the Fourth EU Money Laundering Directive, 2015/849 on trade between US and European...

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish and place in the Library his correspondence on the (a) sale of Government's Dividend Access Share and (b) proposed sale of Government...

      Bank of Credit and Commerce International Inquiry

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place a full copy of Lord Justice Bingham's report Inquiry into the Supervision of The Bank of Credit and Commerce International, published in...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what advice he has received from the Office for Budget Responsibility on the effect on the economy in the event of the UK leaving the EU.

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Office for Budget Responsibility on the potential implications of the UK withdrawing from the EU.

      Immigration

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2016 to Question 31494, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on immigration policy; and if he will...

      Financial Services: Advisory Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 2.228 of Budget 2016, when he expects the new money guidance body to be established.

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the initial disposal of Government shares in Royal Bank of Scotland in August 2015 on (a) the share price and...

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employers in the social care sector have been found to be non-compliant with national minimum wage legislation in each of the last three years; how...

      Banks

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29 February 2016 to Question 27454, on banks, what the (a) date of, (b) details of who attended and (c) organisations represented...

      Landlords: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 2.59 of the Summer Budget 2015, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of restricting finance cost relief for...

      Employee Ownership: Income Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Table 2.1 of the March Budget 2013, what his most recent estimate is of the effect of employee shareholder status income tax measures in...

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2016 to Question 30272, what account he has made of the effect on economic growth of the recent reduction in fuel duty.

      Betting: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2016 to Question 30533, for what reasons a separate breakdown for revenue accrued from financial spread betting and other...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Money Laundering: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate her Department has made of the number of its senior civil servants who will potentially fall under the provisions of the...

    • Department for Energy and Climate Change: European Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much funding her Department received from the European Social Fund (a) between 2007 and 2014 and (b) from 2014 to the last month...

      Energy: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether her Department plans to develop standard technical guidance and best practice guidelines for the energy storage market to...

      Carbon Sequestration: United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will ask her counterpart in the United Arab Emirates government for emissions data and costing information on the Abu Dhabi...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the UK meets its renewed target of zero carbon emissions by 2050.

      Coal Fired Power Stations: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will ask her Canadian counterpart for (a) emissions data and (b) the cost of the boundary dam power station in Saskatchewan,...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which measures originating in the EU have an effect on the level of energy bills.

      Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will seek evidence from (a) the NUM, (b) Unite, (c) Hargreaves Services plc, (d) Banks Mining, (e) Celtic Energy and (f) Miller...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what (a) evidence her Department holds and (b) research her Department has undertaken on the effect of smart meters on people with...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department plan to take in response to the key themes set out in the discussion paper published by Ofgem in September 2015.

      Smart Energy GB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what plans she has to ensure that Smart Energy GB takes steps to reduce instances of engineers having to make more than one visit to...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what her policy is on making hybrid-storage-renewables systems eligible for future Contract for Difference rounds.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how her Department assesses the likely effectiveness of alternatives to in-home displays in changing consumer behaviour when...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will make it a condition of energy firms' licences that the staff of those firms' entire retail operation are directly employed...

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will make it the policy of the Government that electricity customers across the UK should pay the same for electricity...

      Electricity: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the cost per kilowatt hour is of electricity transportation charged to consumers in (a) Orkney, (b) the north of Scotland and (c)...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Lyon King of Arms Act 1592

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Government will review the operation of the Lord Lyon King of Arms Act 1592 in respect of the restrictions it places on the granting of arms.

    • Electoral Register: Costs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2016 to Question 23088, on electoral register: costs, what the £23 million not shared between all EROs in...

      Cabinet Office: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to improve the diversity of (a) public appointments and (b) staffing in his Department.

      Government Departments: Small Businesses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make it his policy to develop a standardised methodology for measuring SME spending by government departments which can be used as a...

      Electoral Register: Educational Institutions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to increase the level of voter registration in schools, colleges and universities.

      Civil Service: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of diversity of membership of the Civil Service Board; and if he will make a statement.

      Civil Servants: Social Class

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to introduce a civil service wide socio-economic background census.

      Corruption

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2016 to Question 31068, how many meetings the Government's Anti-Corruption Champion had with (a) Ministers and...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what value and proportion of central government procurement was made by each department in each year since 2010.

      Cybercrime: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the contribution of the UK's membership of the EU to the protection of the UK's critical national information...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many disabled people have found employment in the (a) private, (b) public and (c) charity sector in each of the last three years.

      Legislation: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to ensure all legislation available on the legislation.gov.uk website is (a) accessible and (b) up to date.

      Proof of Identity: Photographs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with officials of the Home Office and the police on proposals to allow members of the public to take their own ID photos...

      Crimes of Violence: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what contribution his Department is making to Government steps to reduce the incidence of serious youth violence.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of nuisance calls which appear to be from local numbers but which are being forwarded...

    • World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to commemorate the First World War in 2016.

      Crimes of Violence: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what contribution his Department is making to Government steps to reduce the incidence of serious youth violence.

      Bobby Moore

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to commemorate the life of Bobby Moore and to mark the 60th anniversary of his captaincy of the 1966...

      Arts: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to maximise engagement of children and young people in the arts.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Catering

      To ask the Rt. hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, what the annual catering bill is for the House of Commons.

  • Department of Health

    • Motor Vehicles: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects effective processes to be in place to allow the issuing of fixed penalty notices to people who are smoking in cars when children are present.

    • Locums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the amount spent by the NHS on locum doctors in each of the last five years.

      Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the number of qualified doctors required in the NHS who are (a) GPs and (b) working in hospitals.

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) female and (b) male adult inpatient mental health beds were available on average over weekends in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of attendees at the NHS England Mental Health Crisis Care Summit were mental health service users.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effects on general practices of increases in the number of patients presenting at GP surgeries in the last 12 months;...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to ensure the continued development of GP networks.

      General Practitioners: Great Grimsby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs in Great Grimsby constituency have retired in the last 12 months.

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cumulative loss in revenue to HM Treasury has been as a result of the effect of tobacco control measures over the last 10 years.

      Eyesight: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to encourage uptake of sight tests amongst children and adults with learning disabilities in the Learning Disability Action Plan.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2016 to Question 30456, what proportion of (a) primiparous and (b) multiparous women are discharged from hospital less...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions his Department has had with NHS England on increasing the amount of funding available to GP practices.

      Steroid Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the use of steroids on the physical and mental health of people using such drugs.

      General Practitioners: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to increase the retention rate of doctors working in general practice.

      General Practitioners: Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs retired in Halton constituency in the last 12 months; and how many GPs in that constituency have given notice of their intention to retire...

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will postpone the start date for the introduction of standardised packaging on tobacco products in order to undertake an assessment of the...

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) MRI machines (b) CT Scanners (c) PET-CT scanners (d) Linear accelerators and (e) Robotic surgery systems in use in each NHS trust are older...

      NHS: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2016 to Question 23756, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of funds within NHS organisations to...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that all women undergoing abortions are given the opportunity to decide on disposal arrangements following a termination.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2016 on Question 30222, what further work in the collection and publication of data on secondary breast cancer by...

      Abortion: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on Care Quality Commission findings that it was policy for a British Pregnancy Advisory Service clinic in Richmond...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses (a) left the profession and (b) qualified in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2016 to Question 23217, on local transformation plans, for what reasons not all plans have been published online;...

      Psychiatry: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2016 to Question 30262, what plans Health Education England has to reform funding not related to the bursary scheme...

      Mental Health Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of mental health trusts provide mental health services and support by female staff in female only settings; what funding is...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has undertaken a gender impact assessment of its mental health strategies.

      Paramedical Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many paramedics have moved from that role to that of a hospital-based practitioner in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to (a) better identify visitors to the UK from other EEA countries who are being treated in NHS hospitals and (b) ensure that...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether a visitor to the UK from another European Economic area state who is not in possession of an EHIC card can register as a temporary patient with a...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential (a) effectiveness and (b) value for money of providing pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV.

      Ambulance Services: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve recruitment and retention in the ambulance service.

      Paramedical Staff: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect that changes in qualification requirements for studying a BSc in paramedicine will have on recruitment into...

      Diabetes: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what scientific testing Spirit Healthcare's Empower type 2 diabetes education programme underwent for the outcomes it produces.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department plans to take to support recommendation 17 of the Mental Health Taskforce report of February 2016, on 24/7 access to mental...

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on treating people with inflammatory bowel disease in (a) the last 12 months and (b) each of the last five financial years.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2016 to Question 22159, on mental illness and A&E departments, if he will publish that data for each month of...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made on implementing recommendation 10 in the executive summary of Public Health England's March 2015 report entitled, Public mental...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to ensure all frontline NHS staff are trained in suicide prevention; and whether such training will be compulsory.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs were working in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) Enfield and (c) London (i) in total and (ii) per head of population in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to implement recommendation 8 in the executive summary of Public Health England's March 2015 report entitled, Public mental...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to implement recommendation 12 in the executive summary of Public Health England's March 2015 report entitled, Public mental...

  • Prime Minister

    • Corruption

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether representatives of the UK's Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories will be invited to the anti-corruption summit in May.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Tribunals: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to publish their review of the impact of fees on the tribunal system.

    • Human Rights Act 1998

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in considering the future of the Human Rights Act 1998, what regard they will have to the findings of the Scottish Parliament’s European and External...

      Human Rights Act 1998

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in considering the future of the Human Rights Act 1998, what regard they will have to the findings of the Scottish Parliament’s European and External...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Migration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the net migration statistics for 2015.

    • Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have reviewed the implementation of the recommendations on public sector procurement made by Sir Philip Green; and whether they will ask Sir...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Stem Cells

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Drayson on 5 May 2009 (WA 95–6) and by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 8 June 2015 (HL44), why the latter stated that...

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