Written answers

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to respond to the Office of Rail and Road's recommendations following Which?'s super-complaint regarding train companies and...

    • Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to present the new Buses Bill to Parliament.

      European Rail Traffic Management System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2015 to Question HL248, when Network Rail is expected to complete the impact assessment of the European Rail...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the proposed new flightpaths before a decision is taken on a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, at what stage in the decision making process regarding a third runway at Heathrow Airport he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on that matter.

      Heathrow Airport: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of a third runway at Heathrow Airport on compliance with EU Air Quality limits.

      Roads: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Highways Agency on litter clearance on roads.

      A1: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who is responsible for litter clearance on the A1.

      Northern Rail: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much subsidy was paid to the operators of the Northern rail franchise in each financial year between December 2004 and April 2016.

  • Home Office

    • Passports: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will introduce safeguards to prevent local authorities whose offices are used for HM Passport Office remote interviews from...

    • Passports: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what safeguards are in place for HM Passport Offices which use local government buildings to conduct remote first time passport interviews...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) deportation and (b) forced removal processes were halted after the intended deportee had boarded their deportation flight and...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been received by (a) her Department, (b) police forces, (c) the CPS and (d) HM Courts and Tribunal Service under the Proceeds...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 15 March 2016 to Questions 30647 and 30649, what the evidential basis is for the statement that her Department's...

      Special Constables: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what insurance cover her Department and police forces make available for special constables who are injured on duty and require long-term...

      Home Office: Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many judicial reviews against her Department have (a) been initiated and (b) were successful since 2010.

      Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many harassment warning notices were issued by police forces in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and how many people...

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the quantity of cannabis recovered from cannabis factories in the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Asylum: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications have been received from Turkish nationals in each year since 2006.

      Police Custody: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police custody suites in the UK have technology to allow live-link interpretation; and what assessment she has made of the...

      Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when those parts of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 which have not come into force are expected to come into force; and what the reason...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to prevent the emotional abuse of women.

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to prevent the growing of cannabis.

      Knives: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to prevent young people obtaining knives online.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the recent report by the Sri Lankan Centre for Policy Alternatives that more than 12,500 acres...

    • Diplomatic Immunity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in which instances embassies and high commissions in the UK have invoked the principle of diplomatic immunity in each of the...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of respect for freedom of religion in Nepal in the period after the adoption of its...

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any Government ministers have requested that the sentences of (a) Ali al Nimr, (b) Dawood al Mahroon and (c) Abdullah...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2016 to Question 31489, what the date was of the most recent meeting at which the use of...

      Libya: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has (a) sought and (b) received permission for the use of (i) Italian or (ii) US facilities at Sigonella...

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress the UN Support Mission in Libya has made on resolving the competing claims for (a) chairmanship of the Libyan...

      Mossack Fonseca

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Panama has held any meetings with representatives of the firm Mossack Fonseca since May 2010.

      Andargachew Tsege

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the legality of the death sentence handed down to Andrew Tsege in Ethiopia.

      British Overseas Territories: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to require UK Overseas Territories to create and publish registers showing the beneficial owners...

      Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps at the Anti-Corruption Summit being held in London in May 2016 to press for an international agreement on...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Trade: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the reasons are for the government policy not to support the progress of the European Commission's proposed reforms to (a)...

    • Universities: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which universities have opened a Confucius Institute on campus; and what guidance he has issued to those universities on...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the quality of information and data used to inform his Department's investment prioritisation...

      Science: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will conduct an assessment of UK science infrastructure to inform departmental decision-making on spending priorities.

      Air Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he was made aware of the decision by Air Products to exit its energy-from-waste business.

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the fund to increase the number of degree apprenticeships that he announced on 24 March 2016 will also apply to...

      Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK: Redcar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will amend the remit of the taskforce created to respond to the closure of SSI in Redcar to include the Teesside economy...

      Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs attributable to the arms export industry in 2014.

      Higher Education: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of young people from Dartford who went to university in the last five years.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he has taken to ensure that the sale of the pre-2012 income contingent repayment student loan book will not affect...

      European Regional Development Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate the number of (a) jobs and (b) businesses that have been created in Wales through European Regional...

      European Regional Development Fund: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate the number of (a) jobs and (b) businesses that have been created in Scotland through European Regional...

      European Regional Development Fund: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate the number of (a) jobs and (b) businesses that have been created in Yorkshire and the Humber through...

      European Regional Development Fund: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate the number of (a) jobs and (b) businesses that have been created in the North East through European Regional...

      European Regional Development Fund: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate the number of (a) jobs and (b) businesses that have been created in the North West through European Regional...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of removing student number controls for alternative providers of...

      Pubs Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise of 10 March 2016, Official...

      Pubs Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what methodology the Pubs Code Adjudicator appointment panel employed in order to ensure the appointed Pubs Code Adjudicator had...

      Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the value of arms exports from the UK was in 2014.

      Living Wage: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of the National Living Wage on the level of child poverty in (a)...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Poliomyelitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is successful in eradicating polio by 2020.

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of humanitarian conditions inside the town of Daraya in Syria.

      Yemen: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support the provision of medical supplies, water, food and emergency shelter for internally...

      Africa: Organic Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department is taking steps to ensure that UK aid spent in Africa supports small-scale organic farmers.

      Developing Countries: Dengue Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has provided to tackle dengue fever.

      Developing Countries: Dengue Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with her foreign counterparts on efforts to tackle dengue fever.

      Developing Countries: Dengue Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of dengue fever on the development of developing countries.

      Ethical Trading Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) received from the Government in the last three years; for what reasons that...

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Morning Lane Associates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has paid to Morning Lane Associates (a) directly and (b) through other organisations in (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14, (iii)...

    • Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to ring-fence special educational needs funding as part of her Department's new national funding formula.

      Teachers: Burnley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers there were in (a) state and religious schools, (b) academies and (c) free schools in Burnley in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012,...

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 1.37 of her Department's White Paper, Educational Excellence Everywhere, published in March 2016, when she plans to...

      Education: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 1.89 of the Budget 2016, when she expects Sir Nick Weller's report into transforming education across the Northern...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many local authority schools have been found not to have kept records of eligibility for free school meals in each of the last three years.

      Academies: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academy schools have been found to have made irregular payments to third party suppliers without the necessary contracts in each of the last...

      Schools: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many local authority schools have been found to have made irregular payments to third party suppliers without the necessary contracts in each of...

      Extracurricular Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to publish the outcome of the public consultation into out-of-school education settings.

      Schools: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 1.89 of Budget 2016, how much of the £500 million of additional core funding for schools will be allocated to schools...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on agency workers to cover clerical agency staff in each month since May 2015; and which companies provided those services.

    • Sentencing: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many foreign national offenders of each nationality are serving custodial sentences of (a) less than six months, (b) six months to one year, (c) one...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on steps to remove foreign national offenders from UK prisons to their home countries.

      Knives: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of unlawful marketing of knives in each year since 2010.

      Prisoners: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether prisons record whether inmates are registered as organ donors; and what protocols are in place for donation of organs after a death in custody.

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of claim decisions for Scottish claimants of (a) employment and support allowance and (b) personal independence payments...

  • Prime Minister

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Rugby: World Cup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to paragraph 2.256 of Budget 2016, when he plans to announce further details of the Government's support for a bid to host the...

    • Broadband: Hatton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of residential addresses in the parish of Hatton are currently within reach of superfast broadband.

      Broadband: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, by what date he estimates there will be universal access to high-speed broadband services in Easington constituency.

      Media: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with television channel and radio station providers on inclusion and the representation of...

      Music: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage music venues to improve ticket and seating arrangements for disabled people.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that medical assessors and people considering appeals have sufficient knowledge of muscular...

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support his Department make available to people whose mandatory reconsideration and appeal takes longer than seven weeks to resolve.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to amend the aids and appliances descriptors, or the points awarded to them, for personal independence payments assessments.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to introduce lifetime awards for people assessed as requiring the upper personal independence payment allowance mobility...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many days it took his Department to answer hon. Members' correspondence on average in (a) 2013, (b) 2014, (c) 2015 and (d) 2016.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his oral contribution of 21 March 2016, Official Report, column 1268, on welfare, whether he plans to implement his...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who had their entitlement to the personal independent payment enhanced mobility rate removed and then reinstated on appeal...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many nationals from other EU member states have been in receipt of jobseeker's allowance for (a) less than one month, (b) more than one...

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of EU migrants who will be eligible to receive benefits in each of the next five years and (b)...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many nationals from other EU member states have received jobseeker's allowance in each of the last 10 years; and what the total cost of...

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) average and (b) maximum time taken for contractors to return assessments to his Department was for Scottish claimants of (i)...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of women who are entitled to a state pension based on married women's reduced rate national insurance...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 March 2016 to Question 31790, what categories of information his Department holds on people that apply for...

      Employment Schemes: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2016 to Question 23980, on employment plans: mental illness, whether he plans to introduce new measures...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has to change (a) the points awarded to individual descriptors under the personal independent payments (PIP) and (b)...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of assessment reports conducted by contractors for Scottish claimants of (a) employment and support allowance and (b) personal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether transitional protection where entitlement is lower will begin as soon as tax credit recipients start migrating to universal credit.

      Social Security Benefits: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the total expenditure on disability, incapacity, industrial injuries and carer's benefits in each year from 2015...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has initiated with military charities on minimising duplication of effort and gaps in provision.

    • Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what standing procedures his Department has for engaging other departments and the devolved administrations in promoting delivery of the Armed Forces...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many local authorities in each of the nations and regions of the UK have a multi-agency service dedicated to supporting members of the armed forces...

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on delivering reforms agreed at the NATO Summit in Wales in 2014.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2016 to Question 25543, whether the definition of UK troops includes members of the (a) Joint Cyber Unit...

      Navy: Far East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what facilities are currently available to the Royal Navy in the Far East.

      Saudi Arabia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether during his meeting with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh on 28 March 2016 he (a) discussed human rights in...

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the purchase and subsequent support contracts for the P-8A aircraft will come under the single source contract regulations.

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) flying hours and (b) air shows were flown by the Nimrod MRA4 aircraft prior to their decommissioning.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has made an assessment of the (a) feasibility and (b) potential cost of hiring P3-Orion aircraft before the P-8As come into service.

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made in NATO Transformation.

      Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with which countries the UK has signed a defence (a) treaty, (b) formal agreement, (c) Memorandum of Understanding and (d) Letter of Intent in each year...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) proposed future Right to Buy replacement houses in the development and planning...

    • Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to ensure that a home is built to replace every house sold through the Right to Buy scheme.

      Floods: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what final estimate of damage in the Yorkshire and Humber region caused by recent flooding his Department has provided to the...

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been purchased in (a) England, (b) the East Midlands and (c) Ashfield constituency through the Help to Buy...

      Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 30 March 2016 to Question 31430, on Anti-Semitism, which legal changes form part of the Government's...

  • Wales Office

    • Budget March 2016: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on Wales of measures announced in the Budget 2016.

    • Children's Commissioner for Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he has had discussions with the Welsh Government on strengthening and extending the remit of the Children's Commissioner for Wales.

      Welsh Government: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the financial accountability of government in Wales.

      Universal Credit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent changes to universal credit on families in Wales.

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what representations he has received from the Welsh Government on the fuel duty rebate scheme.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Livestock: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will consult veterinary and animal welfare experts on the planned update of farm animal welfare codes; and if she...

    • Business: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many businesses in (a) Cumbria, (b) Lancashire and (c) Yorkshire have accessed the Environment Agency's Climate Ready...

      River Lea: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Environment Agency is taking to respond to the oil spill on the River Lea near Tottenham Lock.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to her Department's news story, £700 million boost for flood defences brings £150 million more for...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research her Department has conducted or commissioned on the use of gas as a potential method for culling badgers; how...

  • HM Treasury

    • Income Tax: Solihull

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people in Solihull who will pay less income tax as a result of the increase in the personal allowance announced...

    • Mortgages

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of new buy-to-let mortgage loans over the next five years which will be advanced on an (a) capital...

      Students: Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the devolved administrations on the Government's change to the discount rate applied to student loans.

      Inheritance Tax: Nottinghamshire

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people in (a) Ashfield constituency and (b) Nottinghamshire who will pay less inheritance tax as a result of the...

      Inheritance Tax: Ashfield

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Ashfield constituency paid inheritance tax in the last three years.

      Mortgages

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Prudential Regulation Authority's Draft Supervisory Statement on Buy-to-Let Underwriting Standards, published in March 2016, what...

      Mesothelioma

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what consultation took place with mesothelioma charities and other organisations before the announcement of the establishment of the National Mesothelioma...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to produce an online tool to allow parents to compare the benefits of tax-free childcare with other childcare support schemes.

      Treasury: Performance Related Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many women in delegated pay grades in his Department were awarded non-consolidated performance related pay in 2014-15; and what the total cost was of...

      Research

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to promote research and development in the UK.

      Economic Growth: Lancashire

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many projects in Lancashire have been funded directly under the Northern Powerhouse initiative.

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate the Government has made of the number of people who will (a) be eligible for and (b) participate in the Help to Save scheme in each year up to...

      Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 1.249 of the Budget 2016, when and how the Government plans to consult on the priorities and delivery models of the Shale Wealth...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether her Department holds data on the amount of heat a tonne of biomass gives off when burned compared to a tonne of coal; and if...

    • Electricity: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what plans she has to address market barriers to investment in large-scale and distributed electricity storage technologies.

      Energy: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of using energy storage to ensure that intermittent renewable sources of...

      Pre-payment: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of how many indebted prepayment meter customers there are in (a) Wakefield constituency and (b) the UK; and...

      Tidal Power: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much funding her Department plans to make available for tidal energy research in the next financial year.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when she plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Oldham East and Saddleworth on 4 August 2015, and followed up...

      Electricity: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of a cap and floor funding approach for the development of new pumped storage...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the anticipated date is for the Hinkley Point C reactor to start transmitting electricity to the National Grid; and whether the...

      Radioactive Materials: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what information her Department holds on the number and severity of incidents involving trains carrying nuclear material on the rail...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Consultation: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he plans to take to help give the views of young people greater prominence in policy decisions in their community.

    • Sick Leave

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will estimate the number of days of sickness absence taken for reasons of depression, anxiety or stress in each of the last three years.

      Electoral Register: Students

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans his Department has to encourage voter registration amongst students before the EU referendum.

      Electoral Register: Children and Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how the Government intends to encourage electoral registration officers to prepare and execute strategies to maximise the proportion of (a) 16 and 17...

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of deaths in England caused by malnutrition in each of the last 10 years.

      Electoral Register: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to encourage the combination of electoral registration of 16 and 17 year olds with related (a) programmes of study and (b)...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether tax avoidance and the role of tax havens is expected to be discussed in plenary at the International Anti-Corruption Summit in London.

      Corruption

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to publish a draft agenda for the Anti-Corruption Summit to be held in May 2016.

      Job Creation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many new jobs have been created in each region and constituent part of the UK since 2010.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the share of income of the top one per cent of earners in Scotland was in each year since 1990.

      National Flood Resilience Review

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish the responses to his Department's National Flood Resilience Review.

      Children: Nationality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many third generation children living in Britain are not British citizens.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Stationery

      To ask the Rt. hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, how much it costs to post a franked envelope from the House of Commons.

  • Department of Health

    • Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of patients who will have to use other hospitals if Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is...

    • General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what statutory duty there is on individual general practitioners to provide notice of closure of a GP practice to NHS England or clinical commissioning group.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of the NHS budget spent on general practice in each of the last five years; and if he will make a...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with community pharmacies on the proposals for a pharmacy access scheme.

      Learning Disability: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the Royal College of Nursing's report, Connect for Change: an update on learning disability services in England,...

      Motor Vehicles: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with police forces on the level of enforcement of legislation on smoking in vehicles with children present; and...

      Diabetes: Leicestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many diabetes specialist nurses there are in (a) Leicester General Hospital, (b) Leicester Royal Infirmary, (c) Glenfield Hospital and (d) Leicestershire.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what responsibility NHS England has to fund HIV prevention programmes.

      NHS Trusts: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will issue guidance to NHS trusts on ensuring future reductions in frontline staff numbers are not made for the purpose of reducing trusts' deficits.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason NHS England decided not to proceed with the Truvada commissioning process; and what plans the Government has to make that drug available...

      Mental Health Services: Out of Area Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Minister for Social Care's oral contribution of 3 December 2015, Official Report, column 608, what progress his Department has made on...

      Hospitals: Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the administrative costs as a proportion of spending were of (a) the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and (b) every other acute hospital in England...

      Sleep Apnoea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consideration his Department is giving to the fast tracking for treatment for vocational drivers with obstructive sleep apnoea as part of NICE's...

      Brain: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what analysis his Department or NHS England has undertaken of the potential effect on medical research of dismantling the Corsellis Brain Collection; and...

      Infant Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula Regulations 2007 to ensure that customers can use...

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24 March 2016 to Question 32057, on Epilepsy Death, for what reasons his Department made the decision to retire quality and...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many clinical commissioning groups and local authorities are jointly commissioning children's palliative care as set out in the Children and Families...

      Maternity Services: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department and NHS England have had with the National Information Board on developing a digital maternity tool as recommended in the...

      Junior Doctors: Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the state of morale among junior doctors.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the financial effect of the Budget announcement of changes to business rates relief on (1) local government across England,...

    • Local Press: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the proposed £1,500 business rates discount for office space occupied by local newspapers in England outlined in the Budget will affect Northern...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Peers: Writs of Summons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many writs of summons were sent to Peers in 2015, and how many were returned undelivered.

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