Written answers

Monday, 18 April 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Dartford-thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the removal of the toll booths at the Dartford Crossing on levels of air pollution in Dartford.

    • Driverless Vehicles: Lasers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential health risks of the use of lasers by driverless vehicles.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many driving test examiners have (a) left and (b) been recruited by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency in the last (i) one, (ii) two and...

      Railways: Plumpton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times Southern Trains has cancelled a scheduled stop at Plumpton Station in East Sussex in the last 12 months for which information is available.

      Railway Stations: Horden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on the development of a new railway station at Horden; and when that development is expected to be completed.

      Railways: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve journey times and train frequencies between Easington constituency and local rail hubs at Sunderland...

      Nunthorpe-Sunderland Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans are in place to upgrade trains and services on the Sunderland to Nunthorpe line.

      Transport: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve transport connectivity between Easington constituency and the six principal city regions as part of the...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the likelihood of private hire operators straddling licensing authorities in order to avoid more thorough licensing...

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department issues guidance to bus operators on air pollution control and leaving bus engines running idle while at a bus stand.

      Highways England: Amey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total cost to Highways England was of its contract with Amey for services in Area 7; and which other companies bid for that contract.

      Highways England: Amey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what arrangements Highways England have agreed with Amey to provide services for Area 7 of the network on (a) reporting to Highways England, (b)...

      M56

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of upgrading the M56 to a smart motorway between junctions 12 and 14.

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the average cost per mile to upgrade a motorway to a smart motorway.

      Highways England: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what contracts (a) have been agreed and (b) are still to be awarded by Highways England for (i) routine highway services and (ii) specialist goods and...

      Highways England: Amey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what routine responsibilities are required of Amey by Highways England in its maintenance and response contract for the East Midlands.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what total revenue has been generated from foreign-registered freight lorries under the Dart Charge scheme since that scheme's inception.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many penalty charge notices have been (a) issued to motorists and (b) subsequently withdrawn or successfully appealed since the inception of the...

      Crossrail Line: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential economic benefits of extending Crossrail to (a) Dartford and (b) Ebbsfleet stations.

      Calder Valley Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what provisions his Department has put in place as part of the rail franchise package for the Calder Valley rail line to improve rolling stock on that...

      Railways: Calder Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential economic benefits to the Calder Valley of a high speed rail link between Leeds and Manchester.

      M62: Calder Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential economic benefits to the Calder Valley of accelerating the upgrade of the M62 to a four-lane smart...

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

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

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the proposal to the International Maritime...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average maintenance cost per lane mile incurred by the Highways Agency and Highways England was in each year between 2012-13 and 2015-16.

      Aviation: Public Transport Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent advice have Ministers and officials in his Department received from the European Commission on the compliance with state aid rules of...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the Strategic Road Network Highways England plans to have resurfaced by the end of the current road investment period.

      Railways: Property Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to protect alignments of disused rail lines on publicly-owned land from inappropriate development since May 2010;...

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it remains his policy that Learn Direct will take over the driving theory test contract from September 2016; what arrangements have been made...

      Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the gov.uk contracts finder webpage for the Driving Theory Test And Other Computer Based Testing Services contract is not updated...

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the annual cost is of running the driving theory test under his Department's contract with Pearson Driving Assessments Ltd; and what estimate he...

      Railways: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many temporary speed restrictions were in place on the national rail network on 15 March (a) 2016, (b) 2015, (c) 2014 and (d) 2013.

      Vehicle Certification Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information (a) his Department and (b) the Vehicle Certification Agency holds on Vehicle Certification Agency staff who have left to join vehicle...

      Skoda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which technical service tested the Skoda vehicles for the purposes of type approval; and which testing facilities were used.

      Vehicle Certification Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the policy is of (a) his Department and (b) the Vehicle Certification Agency on vehicle type approval engineers leaving the Vehicle Certification...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps to support (a) people in the merchant navy and (b) other seafarers.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Office of Rail and Road on improving those practices of train operating companies which relate...

      Cars: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure car manufacturers incorporate waste bins in the design of their cars.

      Highways England: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Highways England traffic officers were employed on 15 March (a) 2016, (b) 2015, (c) 2014, (d) 2013, (e) 2012, (f) 2011 and (g) 2010.

      Department for Transport: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) median and (b) mean wage is of (i) male and (ii) female employees of (A) his Department, (B) Network Rail, (C) Highways England, (D) HS2...

      Taxis: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking in conjunction with the Mayor of London to safeguard the licensed taxi trade; and if he will make a statement.

      Taxis: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what priority the Government attaches to passenger safeguarding in the licensed taxi and private hire vehicle trade; and if he will make a statement.

      Department for Transport: IBM

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what contracts IBM currently holds with his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies.

      Airports: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Government will make it its policy not to permit any airport expansion that would worsen air quality in an area where breaches to current or...

      Bus Services: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department provided in bus subsidies to each local authority in England in each year since 2010.

      A23 and M23: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to (a) prevent and (b) collect litter and waste on the A23/M23.

      National Air Traffic Services: Government Shareholding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 1.302 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what progress his Department has made on exploring the sale of the...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page two of the minutes of the Office of Rail and Road's board meeting on 22 September 2015, what the Govia Thameslink class 700...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average annual salary was for each military rank in the (a) Army, (b) Royal Air Force and (c) Royal Navy in each of the last five years; and...

    • Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what provision his Department has made for facilitating the in-flight refuelling of P-8As; and if he will make a statement.

      Air Force: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what mechanisms his Department uses to communicate its decisions to air cadet units.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the lengths of the Poseidon P-8A contracts are; what forecast his Department has made of the length of time for which the P-8A will be operational;...

      CarillionAmey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to publish (a) CarillionAmey's key performance indicators (KPIs) and (b) his Department's assessment of the extent to...

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what value of (a) support contracts and (b) all defence contracts placed by the US administration with UK-based companies has been placed (i) with each...

      Defence: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department is taking steps to increase the proportion of defence spending that goes to small firms.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the expected value is of offset work resulting from contracts for the (a) F35 and (b) P-8A; and if he will make a statement.

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date a MR44 aircraft was delivered to and accepted by the RAF; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel handed in a formal notice of resignation in each month since January 2014.

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of (a) the adequacy of support available to personnel leaving each of the services and (b) the effectiveness of...

      Commonwealth: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with which Commonwealth countries the UK has (a) defence arrangements and (b) training and co-operation agreements.

      Veterans: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefits of supported housing in helping the transition of war veterans back to civilian life.

      Ministry of Defence: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of officials of his Department resigned in each of the last six years.

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on reform of the command structure of NATO.

      NATO: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) survivability, (b) sustainability and (c) readiness of NATO forces.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what aircraft it is anticipated will conduct the majority carrier on-board delivery role for the Queen Elizabeth Class ships.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to test the suitability of the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey for operation aboard the Queen Elizabeth Class ships.

      Armed Forces: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many enlisted soldiers who were not commissioned officers gained GCSEs in (a) English and (b) mathematics while serving in the army in each of the...

      Bomb Disposal: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times explosive ordinance officers were deployed to deal with incidents in Northern Ireland between 1 July 2015 and 1 January 2016.

      Armed Forces: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what financial provision he has made for supporting armed forces recruits to obtain A* to C passes in GCSE English and mathematics if required.

      Armed Forces: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to protect serving and former members of the armed forces from discrimination in obtaining goods and services.

      Army Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Army Reserve personnel, excluding members of University Officer Training Corps, have served for a period of over one year.

      Armed Forces: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that the food served to members of the armed forces at his Department's facilities run by Sodexo meets his...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many regular, full-time serving members of the Army there were on the latest date for which figures are available.

      USA: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the 1973 Cost Sharing Agreement between the US and the UK.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to encourage enlistment from people from ethnic minority backgrounds.

      Money Laundering: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will identify for the purpose of Article 3(9)(F) of the Fourth EU Money Laundering Directive which ranks in the armed services will be classed as...

      World War I

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is his Department's policy that DNA samples should be taken when the remains of British soldiers who died in World War One are recovered.

      Armed Forces: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many non-combat deaths of service personnel have occurred (a) in total, (b) in the UK and (c) overseas in each of the last 20 years for which...

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has updated estimates of the cost of the Successor submarine programme since the publication of the Strategic Defence and...

      Trident Submarines: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with which suppliers his Department has contracted to provide steel for construction of the Successor submarine.

      Air Training Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to encourage young people to join local Air Training Corps; and if he will make a statement.

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on progress in the campaign against Daesh.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to encourage innovation by defence suppliers.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Switzerland: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what advice his Department has sought from the Swiss government on best practice in concluding a trade deal with (a) Japan, (b)...

    • British Virgin Islands: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to require companies registered in the British Virgin Islands to publish details of all significant and...

      Companies: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to require all companies registered in British Overseas Territories to publish detailed annual accounts.

      Companies: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to prohibit the use of nominee directors for companies registered in British Overseas Territories.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what instructions his Department has issued to ambassadors and diplomats in relation to the forthcoming referendum on the UK's...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of Government officials engaged in matters relating to policies from the EU; and what...

      EU Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will estimate the cost of travel for (a) Ministers and (b) officials to attend EU meetings in each of the last three years.

      Central African Republic: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the UN responds effectively to allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse...

      Central African Republic: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the UN peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic has sufficient...

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have had with their foreign counterparts on the EU referendum.

      South Sudan: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage Sudan and South Sudan to engage in dialogue to overcome disputes relating to the border...

      Brazil: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Brazilian government on illegal gold-mining and its effects on indigenous communities...

      United Arab Emirates: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with the government of the United Arab Emirates on the number of political prisoners held...

      Prisoners: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of UK nationals in prison in other EU countries.

      United Arab Emirates: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has received on the involvement in human rights abuses of police officers from the United...

      Andargachew Tsege

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to help free Andargachew Tsige.

      Commonwealth: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken through the Commonwealth to promote abolition of the death penalty in all...

      Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what projects his Department has funded in (a) 2015 and (b) 2016 to promote abolition of the death penalty.

      Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his Department will re-introduce its strategy for abolition of the death penalty.

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US and Russian counterparts on ensuring the Syrian High Negotiations Committee is...

      Bahrain: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the state of democracy and human rights in Bahrain.

      Hassan Mushaima

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise with his Bahraini counterpart the treatment of Hassan Mushiema.

      Andargachew Tsege

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the compliance of the in absentia death sentence handed down to Andy Tsege in Ethiopia with...

      Greece: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he holds on when Greece will have taken steps to ensure that its asylum system is compliant with Article 3 of...

      Afghanistan: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the threat posed by Daesh in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to assist the government of Afghanistan in tackling corruption in that country.

      Afghanistan: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many meetings the UK Ambassador to Afghanistan has had with non-governmental organisations in that country in the last six...

      Ethiopia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the scale of human rights abuses against the Oromo people in Ethiopia; and what...

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the rate of progress of the implementation of commitments made by the government of Sri Lanka on...

      Angola: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Angolan counterpart on the sentencing on 28 March 2016 of Luaty Beirao and associated...

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it the Government's policy to invite a delegation of parliamentarians from the Parliamentary Assembly of the...

      Islamic State: Yazidis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his European partners about asylum for Yazidi women who were enslaved by Daesh to allow them...

      Islamic State: Yazidis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of Yazidi women who have escaped from captivity by Daesh and are now (a) being given...

      Falkland Islands: Argentina

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what response the Government has made to the recent announcement from the government of Argentina on a UN report on the extent...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many cases of alleged international humanitarian law violations by the Saudi coalition within the Yemen conflict presented...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with local authorities in Northern Ireland about the illegal trafficking of puppies into Scotland; and what...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Leave: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when the Government plans to implement its policy of providing three days' paid volunteering leave for employees of large...

    • Universities: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what information his Department holds on the powers of appointment of university vice-chancellors for staff working in Confucius...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2015 to Question 13258, whether an hon. Member will be informed about a post-16 area-based...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of (a) European Regional Development and (b) European Structural funding...

      Directors: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the oral contribution by the Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise on 28 October 2015, Official...

      Apprentices: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of the number of young people undertaking an (a) modern and (b) higher apprenticeship in...

      Training: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much funding his Department has allocated to publicly-funded training courses through the Skills Funding Agency in each of...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that workers are not financially worse off as a result of the recent increase in...

      Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he plans for the proposed £1,000 immigration skills charge to apply to NHS nurses.

      Apprentices: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will consider extending the exemptions that exist in the sea fishing industry to self-employed workers seeking Skills...

      Apprentices: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with representatives of sports governing bodies on the option for Advanced Apprenticeship in...

      Learning and Skills Council for England: Bristol

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

      Cement: EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the potential annual cost to the UK cement industry of the UK and French proposal for the tiering...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what modelling his Department has done on the further employment prospects of those starting an apprenticeship during the...

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what equality assessment the Government has made of its policy to provide the national living wage only for people aged 25 and over.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Skills Funding Agency data release of 5 April 2016, what discussions he has had with (a) education and...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the Department for Work and Pensions on steps to tackle recent reductions...

      Construction: EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect on the competitiveness of different construction materials competing in the same...

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what funding his Department has provided for big data projects in the last 10 years.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether employers will be able to direct unused funds from their apprenticeship levy accounts towards supporting training...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2016 to Question 31461, when he plans to respond to Question 24897, tabled on 29 January 2016...

      Institute for Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will appoint a Shadow Board of the Institute of Apprenticeships.

      Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the productivity level was in (a) manufacturing and (b) non-manufacturing jobs in each year for which data is available.

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many export licence applications made since March 2015 related to the supply of equipment to Saudi Arabia have not been...

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to paragraph 1.302 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what progress his Department has made on...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the annual cost is of hotel stays in (a) London by policy staff from his Department's office at St Paul's Place, Sheffield...

      Insolvency Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many civil servants were employed at each location of the Insolvency Service in the last year for which figures are available.

      Skills Funding Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many civil servants were employed in each location at the Skills Funding Agency in the last year for which figures are available.

      Student Loans Company: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many civil servants were employed at each location by the Student Loans Company in the last year for which figures are available.

      Institute for Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, where he plans to locate the Institute for Apprenticeships.

      Digital Technology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2015 to Question 16350, whether (a) professional and vocational training and (b) other...

      Digital Technology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2015 to Question 16367, whether initiatives offering pre-16 training in digital skills to...

      Digital Technology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2015 to Question 16367, whether graduate schemes and internships will be supported by the...

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the UK aid budget was allocated as (a) grants and (b) loans in 2014-15.

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to raise awareness of the projects to which UK aid contributes abroad and of the long-term effect...

      Department for International Development: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of officials of her Department resigned in each of the last six years.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many UK-based consultancy firms receive funding from her Department.

      Anti-corruption Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the UK Anti-Corruption Summit being held in London in May 2016.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether funding for UK-based consultancy firms is included in the UK's 0.7 per cent of gross domestic product overseas development...

      Anti-corruption Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what preparations her Department has made for the UK Anti-Corruption Summit to be held in London in May 2016.

      Adam Smith Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many meetings she had with the Adam Smith Institute between 1 October 2012 and 31 March 2016.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2016 to the hon. Member for St Albans to Question 30489, on schools: admissions, if she will commission research on...

    • Academies: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 24 March 2016 to Question 31889, whether local authorities can instruct academy schools to admit children to meet their...

      Fire Stations: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether VAT was charged on the purchase of Kingsland Fire Station from the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.

      Schools: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to (a) identify and (b) take action against unregistered schools.

      Schools: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children in Dartford were taught in schools rated good or outstanding by Ofsted in Dartford for each year between 2005 and 2015.

      Schools: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps are being taken to increase the numbers of primary and secondary school places in Dartford.

      Pre-school Education: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of places available in local authority maintained nurseries in (a) Dartford and (b) Kent.

      Schools: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in Dartford are educated in (a) local authority schools and (b) academies.

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many graduate teachers in each subject area were recruited in each year since 2010.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if the Government will make it its policy to allocate revenue raised from the soft drinks industry levy to maintain the grant for summer schools.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academy schools have been found to have failed to keep records of eligibility for free school meals in each of the last three years.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria her Department uses to assess the value for money of each free school's capital budget.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many additional school places have been created by free schools that (a) have been provided between February 2014 to date and (b) are projected to...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupil vacancies there are in free schools in (a) London, (b) Yorkshire and (c) England; and what proportion of the free schools that opened...

      Free Schools: Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average class size is in existing free schools.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on ensuring that co-ordinated school place planning is retained in the event of all state schools becoming academies.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent representations she has received from local authorities about overprovision of school places in areas where a free school or schools are...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many vacancies were identified in free schools in the school census in (a) 2012, (b) 2013, (c) 2014, (d) 2015 and (e) 2016.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether any consented free school applications were withdrawn between February 2014 and April 2016 by the (a) proposers in the community or (b)...

      Free Schools: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with HM Chief Inspector of Schools about the performance of free schools.

      Schools: Calderdale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of (a) primary and (b) secondary school places in Calderdale.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if the free childcare pilot scheme budget will be ring-fenced from September 2016.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department plans to take to ensure that Ofsted is able to assess the effectiveness of schools under proposals for all schools to become...

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department is taking steps to introduce independent and impartial advice from qualified professionals into careers advice and guidance.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what requirements are placed on the building of new academies to demonstrate (a) local need and (b) parental demand.

      Academies: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department plans to introduce guidance to link the salaries of CEO's of multi-academy trusts to the performance of schools within that trust.

      Headteachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many LEA schools have been found to have paid the head teacher at such schools more than the publicly disclosed salary in each of the last three years.

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her Department's policy is on where a school's deficit would be transferred at the point of its conversion to an academy.

      ICT: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the present amount of Continued Professional Development funding for training teachers in the new computing curriculum will be maintained for...

      Academies: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 3.28 of Educational excellence everywhere, Cm 9230, when she plans to amend the model articles of government of academies...

      Teachers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teacher vacancies there have been in (a) secondary and (b) primary schools in England in each year since 2010.

      Teachers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teacher vacancies there were in schools in (a) Halton, (b) Merseyside and (c) Cheshire on 31 March 2016.

  • Home Office

    • EEA Nationals: Latvia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether holders of Latvian non-citizen status are considered to be EEA nationals for the purposes of immigration policy.

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are currently awaiting the results of asylum (a) claims and (b) appeals.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse of the assisted voluntary return scheme was in each year since 2004.

      Immigration Controls: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 31 March 2016 to Question 31313, on immigration controls: EU nationals, whether any of the people refused entry...

      Deportation: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2016 to Question 31330, on deportation: EU nationals, how many EEA foreign national offenders deported...

      Immigration Controls: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 31 March 2016 to Question 31313, on immigration controls: EU nationals, what monitoring is in place to prevent...

      Visas: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average cost to the public purse was of processing a UK visitor visa through centres in China in the last 12 months.

      Visas: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK visitor visas were issued in China in (a) 2012, (b) 2013, (c) 2014 and (d) 2015.

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on reconsidering the cases of people who had their leave to remain wrongly cancelled, or who were wrongly detained or...

      Immigration Controls: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many nationals of non-EU member states have been refused entry to the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will grant the Brain family residing in Dingwell, Scotland leave to appeal the decision to deport them from the UK whilst remaining...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police forces take longest to process applications from the Disclosure and Barring Service; and what the average processing time for...

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the value of fines issued to lorry drivers under section 32 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 has been in each year since 2005.

      Asylum: Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Equality (Language Analysis - Palestinian, Syrian and Kuwaiti Testing) Authorisation (No. 2) 2013, whether the...

      Entry Clearances: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EEA family permits were issued overseas in each of the last five calendar years.

      New Businesses: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will review the financial requirements for tier 1 Entrepreneur visas.

      Home Office: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of officials of her Department resigned in each of the last six years.

      Immigration Controls: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-EU citizens were refused entry to the UK on grounds of public security in each calendar year between 2010 and 2015.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to increase the number of people removed from the UK under (a) the assisted voluntary return scheme and (b)...

      Refugees: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has been made of the effect of the EU-Turkey refugee deal on her Department's policy on family reunification for refugees.

      Entry Clearances: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provision exists for the Syrian spouses of British nationals to come to the UK to join their families.

      British Nationals Abroad: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of British nationals with Syrian spouses still residing in Syria.

      Dublin Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the minutes of the negotiations on the 1990 Dublin Convention which took place between 1987 and 1990.

      Khtame Nabuwwat

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the activities of the organisation Khtame Nabuwwat for the purposes of possible...

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in which regions of the UK the £80 million Violence Against Women and Girls Service Transformation Fund will be spent.

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to extend the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme to (a) Iraqi victims of Daesh and (b) members of the...

      Police: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department has issued on the procurement of ASP batons.

      Turkey: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has had discussions with her Greek counterpart on the implementation of human rights safeguards for refugees under the EU-Turkey...

  • Leader of the House

    • Legislation: Families

      To ask the Leader of the House, pursuant to his oral contribution of 10 March 2016, Official Report, column 444, whether he expects primary and secondary legislation to be subject to the family...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Football: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to work with the Football Association to raise awareness of doping issues at all levels of football.

    • Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on part two of the Leveson Inquiry.

      Sports: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to increase the funding available for disability sports which are not currently paralympic sports.

      Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress he has made on reducing the number of robocalls received by consumers.

      Public Service: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what provisions there are to enable UK citizens to check whether their names and data are held on the World Check database operated by...

      Public Service: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what statutory requirements apply to the operation of the World Check database operated by Thomson Reuters Accelus; and if he will make...

      Euro 2016: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has held with football associations and police forces on ensuring security and protection for fans...

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of growth of the digital economy in the last five years; and what assessment he has made of its contribution...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • British Steel: Pension Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the security of pensions invested in the British Steel pension fund.

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Lifetime ISA will be included in assessments of savings under universal credit.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 March 2016 to Question 31791, on employment and support allowance: inflammatory bowel disease, how many of those...

      Personal Independence Payment: Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many stroke survivors are currently in receipt of the personal independence payment.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many stroke survivors are in (a) receipt of employment and support allowance and (b) the work-related activity group.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many allegations of fraudulent benefit claims have been reported by members of the public in each year since 2010; and by what means such...

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in England are currently registered disabled as a result of having a stroke.

      MAXIMUS Health and Human Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what contractual standards have been set for Maximus Health and Human Services Ltd for the number of completed work capability assessments.

      MAXIMUS Health and Human Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work capability assessments have been (a) completed and (b) cancelled by Maximus Health and Human Services Ltd in (i) total and (ii)...

      MAXIMUS Health and Human Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to gather the views of and comments from claimants regarding their experiences with Maximus Health and...

      Children in Care: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many care leavers as identified through the self-identified marker used by his Department between the ages of 18 and 25 had their (a)...

      Attendance Allowance: Motor Neurone Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with motor neurone disease are currently in receipt of the (a) lower and (b) higher rate of Attendance Allowance; and if he...

      Jobcentre Plus: Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department issues to jobcentre staff on the delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant.

      State Retirement Pensions: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in Scotland who reach state pension age in 2016-17 will receive less than the full flat rate of the new...

      Work Capability Assessment: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) longest and (b) average journey time to attend a medical assessment was for Scottish claimants of (i) employment and support...

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many outstanding (a) employment and support allowance and (b) personal independence payment assessments for Scottish claimants there were...

      Work Capability Assessment: Scotland

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

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

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

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      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...

      Supported Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the potential effect on the cost of health and criminal justice services of the proposed housing benefit cap for...

      Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects the Supported Accommodation review to be completed.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department takes to advise HM Revenue and Customs when an individual is moved from the employment and support allowance work...

      Jobcentre Plus: Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2016 to Question 30330, if he will publish examples of the feedback received on the placing of work coaches...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of officials of his Department resigned in each of the last six years.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to make a decision on how supported housing will be funded when universal credit is introduced.

      Housing Benefit: Sheltered Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department will conclude its review into the effect of the housing benefit cap on tenants who live in sheltered housing.

      Housing Benefit: Sheltered Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the housing benefit cap on sheltered housing schemes (a) tenants and (b) providers.

      Funerals: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is tacking to tackle funeral poverty in the UK.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people his Department has written to regarding changes to the work allowance element of universal credit.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) men and (b) women who will be in receipt of the state pension in each of the next...

      Employment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the employment rate is for (a) the general population and (b) people experiencing enduring and severe mental health issues who are being...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much Child Support Agency schemes arrears as at 31 March 2016 are being handled by the Child Maintenance Service; and how many cases those...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what total amount of disallowance penalties was imposed on the UK by the EU in each of the last 10 years; and what...

    • Water: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2016 to Question 31014, whether her Department has (a) paid and (b) been issued with any...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on farmers in receipt of payments from the...

      Flood Control: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has put in place further flood prevention measures in response to the recent flooding in Northamptonshire.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been raised in fines for fly-tipping in the last three years; and what the cost to the public purse of removing...

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of a deposit return system for single-use drinks containers on the...

      Common Sugar Regime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information her Department holds on the level of EU subsidies provided to sugar manufacturers.

      Livestock: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to maintain the statutory status of all the farm animal welfare codes.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of officials of her Department resigned in each of the last six years.

      Sewers: Disposable Wipes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that manufacturers of disposable wipes follow water industry guidelines and...

      Heathrow Airport: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what role the Environment Agency has in the Government's assessment of whether expansion of Heathrow Airport would be...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice she has received from the Science Advisory Council on (a) causes of bovine TB, (b) methods of controlling bovine...

      Litter and Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's strategy is for litter and fly-tipping.

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with local authorities in Northern Ireland and Scotland about the illegal trafficking of...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost was of gamma interferon testing for bovine tuberculosis in (a) High Risk, (b) Edge and (c) Low Risk Areas in...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of Officially Tuberculosis Free-Withdrawn breakdowns were detected by slaughterhouse...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what criteria Natural England uses to assess applications for badger cull licences; and when such decisions on such...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Social Rented Housing: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 24 March 2016 to Question 31038 on social rented housing: EU nationals, if he will publish the data...

    • Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department plans to provide to housing association tenants on the right to buy after Royal Assent to the...

      Starter Home Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether any expressions of interest have been received from neighbourhood planning groups for small-scale sites consisting of...

      Starter Home Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether requirements for starter homes will be retrospectively placed on developments which have received planning permission...

      Landlords: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities have requested permission from his Department to introduce licensing of private landlords since 1 April...

      Planning Enforcement Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many individual injunction cases the Planning Enforcement Fund helped finance in (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2015-16.

      Temporary Accommodation: Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 1.129 of Budget 2016, HC 901, from which part of his Department's budget the £100 million...

      Housing: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the English Housing Survey, how many household reference people (HRP) of each nationality held housing of...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of households lived in (a) social rented accommodation, (b) local authority social rented...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of transitional funding grants on adult social care provision...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding formula and criteria were used by his Department to assess which local authorities would receive a transitional...

      Starter Home Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that starter homes are affordable; and how his Department determines its...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that like-for-like replacements are provided in the same local authority area for...

      Land: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 2.291 of Budget 2016, when his Department plans to begin the consultation process on proposals to...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 1.121 of Budget 2016, HC 901, when his Department will commence working with local authorities to...

      New Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 6 of the March 2016 Locally-led Garden, Towns and Cities prospectus, when he will introduce...

      Local Government: Public Private Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answers of 21 March 2016 to Questions 31227 and 31228, if he will review what guidance is given by his...

      Local Government: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) cost of running and (b) number of full-time equivalent employees based within...

  • Wales Office

    • Children's Commissioner for Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Children's Commissioner for Wales about aligning her powers with those of the Children's Commissioner for England.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to (a) shorten the immigration appeals process and (b) reduce the number of immigration appeals.

    • Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of immigration appeals have been successful in each year since 2004.

      Aviation: Lasers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2016 to Question 30119, on aviation: lasers, what proportion of those cases ended in prosecution in each of the last...

      Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions have been secured under the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act since its introduction in 2004.

      Crimes of Violence: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many nationals of other EU member states who have been victims of violent crime in the UK have been compensated as a result of EU legislation in...

      Prison Service: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the prison service of prison officers working longer before retirement.

      Prison Service: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how prison officers were informed of changes to their pensions following the transfer from Classic to the Alpha Scheme; and how those changes affected...

      Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of efficiency savings made from use of video link technology in criminal cases.

      Prisons: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the availability of category C prison spaces in the South East.

      Elections: Tower Hamlets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions his Department has had with Chief Crown Prosecutors on the decision not to prosecute any individuals for suspected electoral and...

      South Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the report of the review of the South Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company that took place in November 2015; and if he will...

      Sentencing: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of women sentenced in each police force area in Wales were sentenced to immediate custody in each year since 2011.

      Courts and Tribunals: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Written Statement of 11 February 2016, HCWS540, on HM Courts and Tribunals Service estate, whether his Department's plans for...

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefits of supported housing in helping to rehabilitate ex-offenders by providing them with...

      Sexual Offences: Lie Detectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions a lie detector test has been used for serious sex offenders as part of their licence conditions, upon completion of their...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2016 to Question 27711, on personal independence payments appeals, where information on the proportion of people...

      Custodial Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many contracts relating to (a) secure training centres and (b) prisons MTC Novo have been awarded; and how many such contracts that firm is...

      Secure Training Centres: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether G4S was invited by his Department to retender for the contracts to run Rainsbrook and Medway Secure Training Centres under its new trading name;...

      Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which firms tendered to take over the G4S contracts at Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the statistical trends set out in the Answer of 11 January 2016 to Question 20933, what plans he has to tackle drug use in prison.

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners serving sentences for (a) murder, (b) attempted murder, (c) rape and (d) attempted rape are currently unlawfully at large having...

      Prisons: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents involving the use of drone technology have been recorded at each type of prison facility in each of the last three years.

      Prisoners: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 April 2016 to Question 33183, whether his Department advises prisons (a) to ask prisoners upon induction if they are...

      Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what financial penalties Capita is obliged to pay under its contract with his Department for leaving its contract to provide interpreting services.

  • HM Treasury

    • Aviation: VAT Exemptions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects his Department's review of airside VAT-free shopping to be published.

    • Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) Post Transaction Valuation and (b) Pay As You Earn healthcare requests were made to HM Revenue and Customs' Shares and Assets Valuation team in...

      Taxation: British Overseas Territories

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph A.23 of the Economic and fiscal outlook of the Office for Budget Responsibility, Cm 9212, published in March 2016, what steps he...

      Treasury: Insurance Companies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) written and (b) other contacts he or Ministers of his Department had with senior executives at (a) AXA UK, (b) Ageas UK, (c) General Insurance, (d)...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many workers his Department estimates will be financially worse off as a result of the recent increase in the minimum wage.

      Treasury: Resignations

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of officials of his Department resigned in each of the last six years.

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department's discussion paper on options for supporting English regional airports from the impacts of air passenger duty devolution,...

      Financial Institutions: Assets

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to publish aggregate statistics showing the size and origin of assets in UK financial institutions.

      Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the implications of the leaked documents relating to the operations of Mossack Fonseca for HM Revenue and Custom's...

      Money Laundering: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to recommendations 12 and 22 of the Financial Action Taskforce guidance, entitled Potentially Exposed Persons, what steps the Government has...

      Developing Countries: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on the effect of tax avoidance and evasion on developing countries as part of his preparations for...

      Bank Services: Fraud

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's policies to tackle bank fraud and scams; and if he will make a statement.

      Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Taiwan

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on Taiwan's proposed application to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on raising awareness of the tax-free Childcare scheme.

      Immigration

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2016 to Question 31494, what information his Department holds on the potential percentage change in GDP which would...

      Immigration

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the level of immigration in each of the next five years to inform its economic forecasts; and if he will make a...

      Fast Food: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to introduce tax on fast food containers.

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the reasons why the EU Action Plan on VAT consultation document issued by the European Commission on 7 April 2016...

      Taxation: EU Action

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the UK has received a guaranteed exemption from any EU Financial Transaction Tax.

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date he expects the removal of VAT from women's sanitary products to take effect.

      Finance (No. 2) Bill: Families

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will apply the family test to the Finance Bill and publish the results.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2016 to Question 26458, how much investment in energy efficiency measures (a) was made during the...

    • Energy: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions she has had with her counterparts in the Northern Ireland Executive on applying lessons learned from statistics on...

      Business: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department has taken to encourage large businesses to switch to carbon neutral energy sources.

      Geoengineering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of the University of Leeds, Bristol and Oxford's studies...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department made of the evidential basis for the capacity for process emissions to be further reduced in cement...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions her Department has had with EDF on board approval for the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor since 30 March...

      Civil Nuclear Constabulary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what opportunities she plans to provide to allow officers of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary to redeploy to other territorial police forces.

      Civil Nuclear Constabulary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the pension entitlement is of officers of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary.

      Civil Nuclear Constabulary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, for what reasons the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 sets the retirement age for new entrants to the Civil Nuclear Constabulary at...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when she plans to publish the impact assessment relating to her Department's consultation on further reforms to the Capacity Market,...

      World War II: Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many medals have been issued to men conscripted into UK coal mines under the Bevin Boys Veterans Badge scheme.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he expects to answer Question 26017, tabled by the hon. Member for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock on 5 February 2016.

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to encourage people who may not be able to vote in person in the EU referendum to apply for a postal vote before...

      Government Departments: Environment Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish the greening government commitments for the current Parliament.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2016 to Question 26361, how many officials work in the secretariat in the Cabinet Office that deals with all...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much funding was (a) allocated and (b) spent by his Department's Democratic Engagement Team in each of the last six years; and what assessment has...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to introduce or pilot a system of automatic electoral registration.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his Department's press release of 6 April 2016, entitled Government responds to public desire for EU facts, if the Government will...

      Corruption

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse has been of travel overseas by the Government's Anti-Corruption Champion during the course of his duties.

      Cabinet Office Referendum Unit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the budget is of the Cabinet Office Referendum Unit.

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much was received in the UK in net earnings from direct investment in companies based outside the UK in each of the last five years.

  • Department of Health

    • Cerebral Palsy: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to introduce a national register of children with cerebral palsy that includes data on the number of children identified with that...

    • Obstetrics: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to help raise awareness of practical obstetric multi-professional training among medical professionals.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what programmes are in place to reduce the number of babies born with a low Apgar score.

      NHS: Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what regional variation there has been in the proportion of shifts which have not been filled since the introduction of national price caps for NHS...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the criteria are for a person to be eligible to receive HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis on the NHS.

      General Practitioners: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2016 to the hon. Member for St Albans to Question 30494, on general practitioners: EU nationals, if he will take steps...

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have avoided disability from stroke due to the measures contained in the National Stroke Strategy.

      Dementia: Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with clinical commissioning groups on the provision of support to people with mild to moderate dementia to allow them to...

      Psychiatry: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the future levels of bursaries and salary support for trainee child and adolescent psychotherapists.

      Wheelchairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken in response to the findings of the first set of operational data collected by NHS England on wheelchair services; and what steps...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) demographic factors, (b) deprivation level factors and (c) factors of difference in distance from target market forces he took into account when...

      Neuromuscular Disorders: Hydrotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to work with Muscular Dystrophy UK on increasing access to hydrotherapy pools for people with muscular dystrophy and...

      NHS Improvement: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will designate NHS Improvement as a public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS England has placed a requirement on Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust to pay off its deficit.

      Junior Doctors: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the new junior doctor contract on the recruitment and retention of junior doctors.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to encourage more people to become practice nurses.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2016 to Question 30491 on A&E departments: EU nationals, whether he plans to collate or estimate the information...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will ensure provision of sustainable and long-term funding for (a) children's hospice sector and (b) other voluntary sector end-of-life care services.

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been undertaken of the effect on the earnings of people employed under the Experts by Experience programme of implementing the new...

      Toxocariasis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of toxocariasis have been identified in England in each year since 2010.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24 March 2016 to Question 31409, on Trauma and the report of the work of the Children and Young People's Mental Health...

      Wheelchairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) average and (b) maximum waiting time was for an electric wheelchair through NHS Wheelchair Services after being determined eligible to...

      Gosport War Memorial Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to further investigate the deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital; and whether any future inquiry will be statutory in nature.

      Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the potential effect of the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 on costs to the NHS in the year ending May 2017.

      Mental Health Services and Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS England requires mental health and social care trusts to monitor the effect on service users of service closures.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff in his Department have received autism awareness training.

      HIV Infection

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

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to increase the number of bedded inpatient services for young people with mental health conditions.

      Community Care: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements his Department has put in place to ensure that long-term funding is available for the transfer of care for people with learning...

      NHS Health and Wellbeing Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to implement the recommendations of the Boorman Review of NHS health and well-being services, published in November 2009.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2016 to Question 32013, what sanctions will apply to NHS maternity units which do not reduce their rates of stillbirth...

      Hospitals: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to recommendation three of the report Operational productivity and performance in English NHS acute hospitals: Unwarranted variations,...

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost of treating a patient with (a) hepatitis C, (b) cirrhosis and (c) hepatitis C and cirrhosis has been in the last 12 months for...

      Hearing Impairment: Norfolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients with hearing loss (a) in each age group, (b) who (i) were and (ii) were not eligible for free prescriptions and (c) treated by each of...

      Urinary System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department issues on what evidence should be used to determine basic treatment for people presenting with acute urinary tract infections.

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had on the (a) positive and (b) negative effects of e-cigarettes on people who try to stop smoking.

      NHS: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many verbal and physical assaults on NHS staff have been recorded in the last three years.

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many migrants from other EU countries work in the NHS in London.

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people working in the NHS were refused NHS treatment on the basis of their immigration status in (a) 2013, (b) 2014, (c) 2015 and (d) 2016.

      Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses have been recruited by Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust in each of the last 10 years.

      Hyperparathyroidism: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines are in place for the diagnosis of primary hyperparathyrodism; and what steps his Department is taking to reduce misdiagnosis of that...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS has spent on overseas recruitment exercises in each of the last five years for which data is available.

      Mobile Phones: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of what constitutes a safe level of exposure of electromagnetic fields from mobile telephone use for (a) the...

      NHS: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the potential cost to industry of the proposal in Question 35 of the Department for Health consultation on the extension of...

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support the Government gives to fund research into Alzheimers disease and dementia.

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the consultation on the database created by the Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Act 2016 will involve (a) medical research charities,...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children in England who are categorised as Children in Need due to abuse or neglect have been (a) referred to Child and Adolescent Mental Health...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of Local Transformation Plans in improving the scale, quality and effectiveness of...

      Mental Health Services: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Looked After Children were (a) referred to mental health services and (b) accepted for treatment by mental health services in each of the last...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children in England on a child protection plan have been (a) referred to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and (b) received...

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the legal status is of Sustainability and Transformation Plan (a) footprints and (b) leadership teams.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether public consultation was undertaken prior to the formation of Sustainability and Transformation Plan footprints.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the sources of public finance will be for Sustainability and Transformation Plan footprints; whether each such footprint will have separate...

      Health Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many regulatory bodies there are in the health sector; and what the direct annual cost to his Department is of running each such body.

      NHS Leadership Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have completed a course at the NHS Leadership Academy since the Academy's inception.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to implement the recommendations of NHS England's Mental Health Taskforce report published in February 2016; and what governance...

      Department of Health: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what enhancement to pay rates officials in his Department receive for working on Saturdays and Sundays.

      Tuberculosis: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to encourage homeless people to be screened for tuberculosis.

      Tuberculosis: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to raise awareness of tuberculosis screening.

      Motor Vehicles: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 11 April 2016 to Question 32147, whether his Department plans to bring forward proposals to enable police to issue fixed...

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of trends in diabetes incidence on changes in medical provision for people with diabetes.

      Paramedical Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the availability of qualified paramedics within the NHS to meet demand.

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Approved Mental Health Professionals were employed in the public sector in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health Services: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of pregnant women had a mental health assessment in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health Services: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for autistic adults with mental health problems to access psychiatric therapy was in (a) England and (b) each clinical...

      Palliative Care Funding Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government has taken in response to the Palliative Care Funding Review, published in July 2011.

      Surgery: Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients from Halton Borough have been waiting for more than 18 weeks for a surgical procedure.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure that abortion clinics transfer women to hospital at the earliest stage necessary in the case of serious...

      Drugs: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to adopt a target encouraging the reclassification of medicines from (a) prescription only medicine to pharmacy medicine...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Age: Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the enforcement of age discrimination legislation in respect of people seeking employment.

  • Department for Transport

    • Ports: Passenger Ships

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the current funding plans for dredging in Portland and Plymouth Harbours in order for them to accept larger cruise ships, and whether any state aids...

    • Transport: Infrastructure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to grow national road, rail and air infrastructure, and to invest in public sector capacity, to match the forecast growth in population...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will establish a compulsory register for drone ownership following similar action by the Federal Aviation Administration in the US; and if not,...

      Merchant Shipping

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether there has been a reduction in the number of British seafarers being employed by the world's merchant marine, and if...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • RAF Lossiemouth: European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions since Typhoon aircraft were deployed to RAF Lossiemouth such aircraft were required to use Leuchars as a diversionary airfield; how...

    • Military Bases: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards realising receipts through the disposal of high-value Ministry of Defence estate in Scotland since the 2011 Basing Review.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Lobbying

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the new Cabinet Office guidelines that no government grants may be used to lobby for new regulation or more government funding would preclude...

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