Written answers

Friday, 15 April 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on whether Passenger Service Performance by the TSGN has exceeded the Default Performance Level for any...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to how many appeal hearings her Department did not send a representative at (a) First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum) and (b) Upper...

    • Cabinet Office: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent on security for Ministers of her Department entitled to such protection in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      College of Policing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding her Department plans to allocate to the College of Policing for (a) digital media investigators and (b) the mainstreaming...

      Money Laundering: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2016 to Question 29659, how many UK citizens have been prosecuted by the Financial Action Task Force for...

      Fire Services: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of adequacy of the level of transparency in the recruitment process for Chief Fire Officers.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Liberia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Liberia.

    • Liberia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the progress on implementation of the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission...

      Libya: Constitutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on supporting proposals for a new Libyan government involving restoration of a monarchy and a...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

  • Department for International Development

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has made representations to the Palestinian Authority on reported payments by that authority to Palestinian prisoners in...

    • Syria: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has to support Syria's economy after the end of the current conflict in that country.

      Developing Countries: Corporation Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of public country-by-country reporting of corporation tax details by...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to paragraph 1.59 of the Budget 2016, from which projects and programmes the £650 million reduction in Official...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that UK Government aid to the Palestinian Territories is not used to help finance...

      Central African Republic: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department plans to provide for humanitarian assistance in the Central African Republic in the 2016-17 financial year.

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what mechanisms for oversight her Department has for UK Government aid to the Palestinian Authority.

      Syria: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Supporting Syria Conference 2016, to whom and by what mechanisms the Government's funding pledges at that...

      South Sudan: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to encourage (a) development of oil and mineral production and (b) other economic development...

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the UK contribution has been to the UN's emergency relief fund for Yemen since its creation.

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what measures she is taking to assist humanitarian agencies in distributing food and supplies to people affected by the conflict in Yemen.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Channel Four Television: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of privatisation of Channel 4.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Pension Service: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent representations he has received on the effectiveness of the Pension Service helpline.

    • State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy and timeliness of information given to women born in the 1950s of changes to the age at which they...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate (a) the number of employers who have passed the full increase in national insurance contributions associated with the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding has been allocated to (a) Corby and (b) East Northamptonshire to tackle flooding in the last five years.

    • Beaches: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to reduce litter on UK beaches.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will estimate the number of new private rented homes that will be needed to meet demand in the next five years.

    • Shared Ownership Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to undertake the review of shared ownership announced in the report, Proposals to streamline the resale of shared...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the final local government finance settlement 2016-17, published on 8 February 2016, if he will place a copy...

      Social Rented Housing: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of nationals from other EU member states who are on social housing waiting lists.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what her most recent estimate is of the total cost to the public purse of the Hinkley Point C project.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government has made an assessment of the extent to which the single departmental plans for the current Parliament are consistent with the...

    • Sexual Offences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many offences with code (a) 17B, (b) 19D, (c) 19E, (d) 19H, (e) 20B, (f) 2, (g) 22B, (h) 74 and (i) 88A under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 were...

  • Department of Health

    • Hearing Impairment: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effects on the incidence of hearing loss of mobile phones and other similar devices which do not have a...

    • Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to (a) review and (b) improve the autism self-assessment framework.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost is per patient attending at GPs' surgeries nationally.

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2016 to Question 27141, by which criteria his Department plans to determine NHS support funding for community...

      Social Services: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people receiving social care in (a) Dartford and (b) Kent who are entitled to public funding to support...

      Dementia: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of specialist dementia (a) residential and (b) nursing home places in Kent.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what help is available to people with hepatitis C infection from contaminated blood.

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will carry out an assessment of the potential (a) health, (b) economic and (c) social effects of its proposals to reduce community...

      General Practitioners: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to the funding formula for GP surgeries on surgeries in (a) Huddersfield and (b) Kirklees.

      Respite Care: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much each local authority has spent on short breaks in the last 12 months; and how many hours of such support those local authorities provided in...

      Ophthalmic Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many outpatient (a) paediatric ophthalmology, (b) ophthalmology, (c) medical ophthalmology, (d) optometry and (e) orthoptic follow-up appointments...

      Dental Services: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he holds on the number of dentists in Dartford able to accept new NHS patients.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP appointments were missed in (a) Calderdale and (b) England in each year since 2010; and what the estimated cost of those missed appointments...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • UK Anti-doping

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the budget for UK Anti-Doping for each of the last five years; how many specialists it employs; what contractual relationship it has with the...

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