Written answers

Thursday, 14 April 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding has been allocated to improve local transport infrastructure in Easington constituency in each of the next five years.

    • Roads: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent on improving the road network in the Easington constituency in each of the last five years.

      Southeastern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much Network Rail has paid to Southeastern trains in compensation in the last (a) 12 months, (b) three years and (d) five years.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the publication by HS2 Ltd, Broad options for upgraded and high speed railways to the North of England and Scotland, published in...

      Shipping: Lasers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many incidents of laser pen attacks were recorded on ships in UK waters in each of the last five years.

      Railways: Public Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to limit the effect that engineering works on rail lines have on travel over long bank holidays.

      Crewe-Holyhead Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of electrifying the railway line from (a) Crewe to Chester and (b) Chester to Holyhead.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the average cost per mile of electrification of a railway line in the UK.

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether an impact assessment has been carried out on the Maritime and Coastguard Agency's Survey and Inspection Transformation Programme.

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what dates the marine offices in (a) Brixham, (b) Leith and (c) Newlyn were closed; and how many Maritime and Coastguard Agency staff were (i) made...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff currently work at the marine offices in (a) Tyne, (b) Plymouth, (c) Beverley, (d) Orpington, (e) Harwich and (f) Norwich; and how many...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) serious injuries and (b) fatalities in road traffic accidents were been reported to the police in (i) Dartford and (b) Kent in each year...

      Channel Tunnel Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the capacity and the availability of seating for passengers on peak services on High Speed 1 trains between Ebbsfleet...

      Roads: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department has allocated to Kent County Council for local road maintenance for (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17.

      Shipping: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of seafarers that would be affected by the proposal in Question 35 of the Department for Health consultation...

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what sanctions are in place to prevent the practice of nationality-based pay discrimination against EEA seafarers employed on (a) UK and (b) non-UK...

      Department for Transport: Lobbying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has held discussions with academics and charities in receipt of grants from his Department on the potential effect of the anti-lobbying...

      Department for Transport: Lobbying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how his Department plans to monitor and assess the effect of the revised anti-lobbying clause beyond 1 May 2016.

      Merchant Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has for the future role of the merchant navy.

      Merchant Shipping: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Maritime and Coastguard Agency is taking to encourage people to join the merchant navy.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total expenditure was of his Department and it's predecessor departments in 2015-16 prices on (a) highways maintenance capital block grant...

      Cycleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2016 to Question 29270, and with reference to the Answer of 31 March 2008, on cycleways, when his Department stopped...

      Euston Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the contribution of the Minister of State in his Department, the hon. Member for Scarborough and Whitby, on 23 March 2016, Official...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the (a) overall and (b) contingency for High Speed 2 (HS2) (i) Phase 1, (ii) Phase 2a, (iii) Phase 2b and (iv) rolling...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North, of 17 February 2016, on comments made by him on...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects to reply to the letter of 7 March 2016 from the hon. Member for Walsall North concerning ESOL funding.

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reasons his Department did not answer Question 32050 from the hon. Member for Walsall North, tabled on 11 April 2016,...

      Local Government: Public Private Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2016 to Question 31226, how his Department monitors local authorities for compliance with...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Indonesia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the human rights situation in Indonesia.

    • Arms Trade: United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assurances the Government has sought from the government of the United Arab Emirates on the use of military equipment...

      Libya: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support the Government of National Accord in securing the (a) maritime and (b) land...

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking through its membership of the UN Security Council to achieve (a) democratic sustainability,...

      Libya: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance his Department is giving to Libya to help the country diversify its economy so that it is not so dependent on...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Iranian government about reports of 24 Bahais sentenced to imprisonment by a court in...

      Lee Po

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether consular assistance has been granted to Mr Lee Po; and if he will make a statement.

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to promote provision of international support to the Government of National Accord in Libya...

      Maldives: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Maldivian government about freedom of the press in that country.

      Maldives: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the number of political prisoners in the Maldives.

      Yemen: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the influence of ISIS in Yemen; and what steps his Department is taking with regional...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 28...

      Palestinians: EU Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of progress in the EU structured dialogue with Israel in halting the demolition and confiscation of...

      Turkey: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the government of Turkey on the arrest and charging of Can Dundar and Erdem Gul.

      Turkey: EU Accession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on Turkey's accession to the EU.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2016 to Question 28625, how many employment tribunals the legal fees for employment...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2016 to Question 28689, how many staff in his Department received overtime pay in each of...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the potential economic effect in Northern Ireland of the imposition of border checks between that country and...

  • Attorney General

    • Offenders: Nationality

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2016 to Question 31332, if he will estimate the cost of collecting information on the nationality of offenders referred to the court.

    • Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many cases of alleged (a) rape, (b) sexual assault and (c) domestic violence where the alleged offence took place in the UK were prosecuted by the Services...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions were commenced by the Serious Fraud Office in (a) 2012, (b) 2013, (c) 2014 and (d) 2015.

      Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences

      To ask the Attorney General, how many cases of alleged (a) rape, (b) sexual assault and (c) domestic violence where the alleged offending took place in the UK were referred to the Services...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Attorney General, what recent steps the Government has taken to promote human rights in the UK and abroad.

      Hate Crime: Disability

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps the CPS is taking to improve the conviction rate for hate crimes involving disabled people.

      Human Rights

      To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on the UK's domestic and international human rights obligations.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Pregnancy: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the reason is for the time taken to publish the final version of the report on pregnancy and maternity-related...

    • Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress his Department has made on implementing its plans to impose financial penalties of up to £20,000 per worker...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he plans to respond to the recommendation in the Low Pay Commission's Spring 2016 report on the National Minimum Wage (NMW)...

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what information his Department holds on the number of agency workers in each of the last 10 years.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate the number of UK firms based in the East Midlands that trade with other EU member states; and how many...

      Fossil Fuels: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the potential costs and benefits of introducing an import tax on coal and gas imported from...

      Overseas Trade: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to improve trade with (a) Hong Kong and (b) China as a whole.

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the National Living Wage on (a) costs to businesses and (b)...

      EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate the number of (a) UK firms that trade with other EU member states and (b) people employed by those firms.

      Arms Trade: Exports

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

      Pubs Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what relevant qualifications the official from his Department who was seconded to oversee the appointment panel for the...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Cardiff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people were employed in his Department's Cardiff office in each year since 2010.

      Student Loans Company: Cardiff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people were employed in the Student Loans Company Cardiff office in each year since 2010.

      Insolvency Service: Cardiff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people were employed in the Insolvency Service Cardiff office in each year since 2010.

      UK Trade and Investment: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answers of 20 February 2016 to Question 27903 and 3 March 2016 to Question 28905, what the reason is for the...

      EU External Trade: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether Parliamentary authority is required for UK ratification of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.

  • Department for International Development

    • HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which (a) Ministers and (b) officials of her Department plan to attend the UN General Assembly high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS at the...

  • Department for Education

    • Primary Education: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will issue guidance to schools on the terminology used for children who do not reach the national standard grade under the proposed...

    • Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to encourage the retention of social workers in that profession.

      Child Protection Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the performance of the Child Protection Taskforce.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2016 to Question 31102, what assessment she has made of the effect of the Government's proposal for every school to...

      Children in Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2016 to Question 31103, what the average local authority expenditure for each looked after child was in each year...

      Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the press release entitled Nicky Morgan unveils new vision for the education system, published on 17 March 2016, whether religious...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Custodial Treatment: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much companies contracted by his Department to operate (a) detention centres, (b) prisons, (c) young offender institutions and (d) secure training...

    • Armed Forces: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of non-combat related deaths in the UK military were given an inquiry by jury in the last five years.

      Prisoners: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to improve prisons' engagement with employers; and if he will make a statement.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many medically qualified panel members of HM Courts and Tribunals services in the North East of England are orthopaedic specialists.

      Road Traffic Offences: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department's review of criminal driving offences will consider changes to the distinction between careless and dangerous driving offences.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the additional costs incurred by his Department arising from appeal hearings at the First-tier Tribunal (Asylum and...

      Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times Capita Translation and Interpreting has met its key performance target since it has been contracted to provide courtroom interpreting...

      Sivaraj Tharmalingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to investigate the findings of the report by HM Senior Coroner, Mary Hassell on the death of Mr Sivaraj...

  • Prime Minister

    • Ministers: Taxation

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether he plans to require all Ministers to publish their annual tax return.

    • Ministers: Taxation

      To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make it his policy to revise the Ministerial Code to include an obligation on members of the Government not to use offshore tax arrangements.

      Tax Havens

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Prime Minister's contribution of 9 September 2013, Official Report, column 700, what the evidential basis is for the statement that none of the UK's...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Special Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether special forces deployments are discussed at meetings of the National Security Council.

    • International Assistance: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the capabilities, troop numbers and mission objectives of the Libya international assistance mission.

      CarillionAmey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many properties are managed by CarillionAmey on behalf of his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      CarillionAmey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many property maintenance requests have been received by CarillionAmey on behalf of his Department in each of the last five years.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment the Government has made of the feasibility of introducing no-fly zones over parts of the Syrian border.

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to improve NATO decision-making procedures and culture.

      Armed Forces: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what records are kept by commanding officers when dealing with offences that are reported to them and dealt with summarily.

      Armed Forces: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cases of (a) rape, (b) sexual assault and (c) domestic violence were (i) reported to the Royal Military Police, (ii) referred by the Royal...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department sets targets related to the closing of benefit claims of people referred to the work programme.

    • Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the Government has contributed to the Your first EURES job scheme; how many vacancies have been filled under that scheme in the UK...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees of his Department are employed to investigate benefit fraud; what the estimated cost to the taxpayer is of such fraud; and...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse has been of legal proceedings against his Department since 2010.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the costs of administering the Common Agricultural Policy in each of the (a) last and (b) next...

    • Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of the flushability tests used by manufacturers of disposable wipes.

      Business: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons the Environment Agency ended its support for the Climate Local programme; and what assessment she has made...

      Business: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons the Environment Agency's Climate Ready Support Service has ended; and when the decision to end that service...

      Business: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what climate change adaptation support her Department plans to make available to businesses after the closure of the Climate...

  • Home Office

    • Money Laundering: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of its senior civil servants who will potentially fall under the provisions of the 4th...

    • Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department has issued to caseworkers on handling applications from international students to study at UK colleges and...

      Marriage: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what legislative provisions there are to prevent the husband of a child bride bringing that bride into the UK.

      Marriage: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government's policy is on the prosecution of husbands of child brides resident in the UK, who married that bride outside of the UK.

  • HM Treasury

    • New Businesses

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of businesses that have registered for (a) VAT and (b) PAYE in each region and nation of the UK between 2010 and 2014.

    • Council Housing: House Contents Insurance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will offer tax relief on home insurance payments for occupants of council housing.

      Sugar: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how he assessed the levels of consumption by children of drinks products affected by the sugar levy.

      Sugar: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason exemptions were granted from the sugar levy for 100 per cent fruit juice and milk; and if he will publish the evidence on which that...

      Small Businesses: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the productivity of small and medium-sized businesses of the planned withdrawal of HM Revenue and...

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether revenue raised from the planned soft drink industry levy will be hypothecated for the public health budget.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 34 of the report, Overview of Tax Legislation and Rates, published on 16 March 2016, which producers will be exempt from the soft...

      Energy: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 2.19 of the Treasury report entitled, Overview of Tax Legislation and Rates, published on 16 March 2016, what impact assessment...

      Revenue and Customs: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to hold a public consultation on the proposed closures of HM Revenue and Customs offices in Scotland.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the proposed 36 month stamp duty grace period for people transitioning from one property to another will apply retrospectively.

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the public purse of the sale of the Government's remaining RBS shares.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether a self-contained annex to a house will be assessed separately from the entire residence for the purpose of calculating stamp duty at the point of...

      Supported Housing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential economic benefits of supported housing; and if he will make a statement.

      Public Private Partnerships

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in how many public private partnerships in (a) the UK and (b) Birmingham the Government is involved as a (i) party to the contract and (ii) statutory actor.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what support has been provided by the Government for the growth of the energy-from-waste industry.

    • Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 14 October 2015 to Question 11023, whether discussions are ongoing with EDF about proposals for two reactors...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the (a) scientific and (b) economic basis was for her Department's proposal to move the cement industry into a 75 per cent tier...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what consideration her Department has given to the exclusion of irreducible process emissions in applying the reduction under the EU...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what account she took of her Department's Industrial Decarbonisation Roadmap for the cement industry in bringing forward proposals...

      Shipping: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions she has had with the Department for Transport on the proposal to the International Maritime Organisation to develop a...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent discussions she has had with the French government and EDF on whether there will be changes to the timetable for the...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of the findings of the Intergenerational Foundation in its...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent steps she has taken to ensure that (a) there is investment in UK renewable energy projects and (b) the UK meets its...

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure charities in receipt of public funds do not express a view on the forthcoming European Union Referendum.

    • Prison Service: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department plans to transfer responsibility for Scottish prison officers' pensions to the Scottish Government.

      Electoral Register: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department plans to replicate the Northern Ireland electoral registration/schools initiative before the May 2016 elections and EU referendum.

      Immigrants: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many nationals of other EEA member states migrated to the UK with dependants of school age in the last 12 months; and how many school-aged...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what representations he has (a) received and (b) made on the introduction or piloting of a system of automatic electoral registration.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many disabled people joined the workforce in each sector in (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the weight is of the Government's EU referendum leaflet; and what the rate of postage is for each such leaflet.

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) UK and (b) EU recommended minimum time is for government consultations.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the press release, Government response to public desire for EU facts, published on 6 April 2016, how much and in what areas the...

      Cabinet Office: Corporate Hospitality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many events hosted by newspaper proprietors (a) the Prime Minister has and (b) members of the Cabinet have attended in each of the last three years.

      Boris Johnson

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip is paid in his capacity as a Minister attending Cabinet.

  • Department of Health

    • HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding he plans to provide to local authorities for the provision of pre-exposure prophylaxis.

    • Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce variations in mental health spending and services between clinical commissioning groups.

      General Practitioners: Southampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost is per patient attending a GP's surgery in Southampton.

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the structure is of NHS Property Services and to whom they report.

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to make oral contraceptive pills available without a doctor's prescription.

      Health Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to change the (a) role of, (b) responsibilities of and (c) funding allocated to strategic health authorities.

      Pregnancy: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of introducing non-invasive prenatal testing on the prevalence of sex-selective abortions.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost to the public purse has been of establishing the Sustainability and Transformation Plan Footprints Leadership Teams.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the posts of NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan Footprints Leaders are remunerated; and how long appointments to those posts are for.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether appointments to the posts of NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan Footprint Leaders were subject to open selection.

      Department of Health: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of the officials of his Department he expects to be made redundant by the end of 2016.

      Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the reliance of health services on the recruitment of overseas nurses.

      Nurses: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of new entrants to nursing over the next five years.

      Primary Care Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the period will be for a decision to be made on applications to the Primary Care Trust Fund.

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the concluding evaluation of the Drug and Alcohol Recovery Payment-by-Results pilot programme will be published.

      Health Services: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether EU member states from which the UK recoups the costs of treatment provided to EU nationals by the NHS pay the full amount requested of them by the UK.

      General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the NHS budget has been allocated to GP surgeries in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

      Eyesight: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to address (a) demand for eye clinic appointments and the (b) hospital eye services.

      Brain: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the future of the Corsellis Brain Collection at the West London Mental Health NHS Trust; and if he will make a...

      Professional Organisations: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with professional bodies on the provisions in the Investigatory Powers Bill relating to bulk personal datasets.

      Information Governance in the Health and Care System Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to take questions from the (a) press and (b) public when he launches his Department's public consultation following publication of the...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Education: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure equality of educational attainment between boys and girls at all key stages.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax: North East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they estimate will be the amount raised as a result of the two per cent flexibility increase in council tax rates by (1) Newcastle City Council, (2)...

  • Department for Education

    • Academies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what quality of education criteria and evidence of education achievement levels have been considered to justify the proposed academisation of schools.

    • Schools: Textbooks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what their policy is for the provision of textbooks and exercise books in primary and secondary schools in England; and what assessment they have made of...

      Teachers: Males

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 17 March concerning the number of male teachers in state schools (HL6877), what evidence they have of the...

  • Home Office

    • Peers: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will reply to the letter from Lord Ahmed to the Home Secretary, the Rt Hon Theresa May, dated 9 February 2016.

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