Written answers

Monday, 25 April 2016

  • Prime Minister

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister, when he plans to respond to the hon. Member for Ashfield's correspondence of 8 March 2016 on voter registration.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobs in (a) his Department and (b) each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies, executive agencies, non-ministerial...

    • Bereavement Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to extend the time limits on applications for bereavement allowance.

      Work and Pensions Select Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times he has attended public meetings of the Work and Pensions Committee since his appointment.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps he has taken to support women who have been affected by state pension inequalities.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disabled people in Hampshire had their disability benefits stopped following an assessment in the last 12 months.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Hampshire receive disability benefits.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people who are eligible to receive the winter fuel payment and have voluntarily chosen not to...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 April 2016 to Question 32294, what account is taken of a person's earlier claim for work capability assessment if...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2016 to Question 34050, how much funding his Department has allocated to the work programme and work choice...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disabled people in Carmarthenshire had their disability benefits stopped as the result of an assessment in the last 12 months.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Carmarthenshire are in receipt of disability benefits.

      Local Housing Allowance: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 April 2016 to Question 32377, what proportion of local authorities will receive the Targeted Affordability...

      Health and Safety Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for core regulatory activities within the Health and Safety Executive in the next three...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the eligibility threshold for carer's allowance to enable carers working...

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the cost of the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme since its inception; and if she will...

    • Refugees: Yazidis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will extend the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme to Yazidi women who are Iraqi victims of Daesh; and if she will make a statement.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to tackle child sexual abuse; and what steps she plans to take in regards to such abuse in the next year.

      Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unwilling parties to a forced marriage have twice been prevented from such a marriage by the Forced Marriage Unit since it was set up.

      Asylum: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many financial remedies were incurred as a result of breaches of the contract between the UK Border Agency and G4S Care and Justice...

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to protect and support victims of stalking.

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what she is doing to help safeguard the welfare of (a) unaccompanied minors who have gone missing and (b) other unaccompanied minors in the...

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make a public statement of support for (a) survivors of stalking and (b) National Stalking Awareness Week.

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to (a) end the indefinite detention of asylum-seekers in the UK and (b) introduce a limit on such detention...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who applied for UK citizenship in the year ending June 2015 (a) applied for exemption from the language requirements and (b)...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Written Statement of 18 April 2016, HCWS679, on immigration detention, who will be eligible under these proposals to...

      Home Affairs Select Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times she has attended public meetings of the Home Affairs Committee since her appointment.

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on whether gross or net figures for rental income should be used in the calculation for the income threshold...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to allocate additional resources to police forces to combat the risks posed by drones to aircraft.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Written Statement of 18 April 2016, on immigration detention, HCWS679, how many pregnant women (a) are detained and (b) have...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Written Statement of 18 April 2016, on immigration detention, HCWS679, whether there will be independent oversight of...

      EU Countries: Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on the introduction of citizenship-for-investment schemes by EU member states; and what assessment she...

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data her Department routinely collects on the nationality, gender and pass rate of applicants for the Life in the UK and Knowledge of...

      Fire Services: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the prevalence of mental health issues among firefighters; and if she will make a statement.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2016 to Question 20367, how the figure of approximately two million adults who have adopted safer online...

      Police: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that police officers receive appropriate psychological support after witnessing traumatic events.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Elections: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the potential devolution of powers relating to electoral matters in...

    • Electoral Register: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment her Department has made of potential arrangements for the introduction of online electoral registration in Northern Ireland.

      Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland is a Crown body or a non-departmental public body; and what the planned budget for that...

      Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans she has to consult more widely on potential reduction of the regional Electoral Office presence and local services throughout...

  • Department of Health

    • Out-patients: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many outpatient (a) medical ophthalmology, (b) optometry and (c) orthotics appointments for children under 19 years of age were (i) cancelled and...

    • Nutrition: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which (a) trade and levy organisations and (b) other members of health, voluntary sector and industry were invited to be part of the external reference...

      Surrogate Motherhood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received on reforming the law on surrogacy.

      Department of Health: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many jobs in (a) his Department and (b) each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies, executive agencies, non-ministerial departments,...

      St Cross Hospital: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were carried out at the Hospital of St Cross, Rugby in (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the ratio of GPs to residents is in (a) Rugby constituency and (b) England.

      Health Select Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times he has attended public meetings with the Health Committee since his appointment.

      Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many responses were submitted to the Chief Medical Officer's consultation on the Alcohol Guidelines Review.

      Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultation he expects to undertake on the implementation plan for England for the UK strategy on rare diseases.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2016 to Question 31117, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the findings...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the annual costs incurred in clinical negligence legislation due to the failure of the NHS Litigation Authority to (a)...

      Junior Doctors: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of job offers on the terms and conditions of the new junior doctor contract have been (a) accepted and (b) rejected to date.

      City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust: Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors have been recruited into City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust in the last five years.

      Autism: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many autistic people in England have died by suicide in each of the last five years.

      Autism: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many clinical commissioning groups collect (a) prevalence and (b) standardised mortality data on autistic people as part of their joint strategic...

      Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what length of time Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust had to wait for Disclosure and Debarring Service checks for (a) doctors and (b) nurses...

      Congenital Abnormalities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions Ministers of his Department have had with counterparts in non-EU states on policies and steps to reduce the number of neural tube...

      Congenital Abnormalities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what date he expects that the population of England will be covered by the National Congenital Anomaly and Rare Disease Registration Service.

      Congenital Abnormalities: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what comparative information his Department holds on the rate of pregnancies affected by neural tube defects in the UK and in other EU member states.

      Incontinence: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with NHS England on commissioning of integrated paediatric continence services.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to merge clinical commissioning groups during the course of the current Parliament.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the provision of urgent care centres on levels of attendance at A&E departments.

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people undertake quality assurance in the NHS outside of clinical commissioning groups.

      Asthma: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by the NHS on asthma drugs in each year since 2010.

      NHS: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent from the public purse on the maintenance of NHS buildings in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health Services: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2016 to Question 33901, if he will make it his policy to collect such information in future.

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 31 March 2016 to Question 31789, how many people were (a) newly diagnosed and (b) already diagnosed as suffering from...

      Fibroadenomas: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he holds on the number of women in England who were diagnosed with fibroadenomas in each of the last five years.

      Strokes: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the time taken for patients outside London to receive stroke rehabilitation treatment.

      Spinal Injuries: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the vacancy rate is for spinal surgery specialists in England.

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2016 to Question 34106, occupational health, if he will make it his policy to collect the information referred to.

      Skin Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Royal College of Nursing on the use of nirolumab and ipilimumab to treat skin cancer.

      Paramedical Staff: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure paramedics receive appropriate psychological support after witnessing traumatic events.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to collect data from private sector providers of NHS mental health services.

      Mental Health Services: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what specialist training in mental health commissioning is provided to clinical commissioning group mental health commissioners.

      Junior Doctors: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, under which statute he has the power to impose contracts on junior doctors.

      Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of nurses that will need to be recruited from abroad to maintain levels of health care...

      Department of Health: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's advertisement on the Hays Recruitment Agency website for a temporary Senior Deputy Head of Media Planning and Strategy...

      Hyperparathyroidism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department issues on the diagnosis and early treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism; and if he will make a statement.

      Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which hospitals he has visited on Saturdays and Sundays since his appointment; and on what dates such visits were made.

      Congenital Abnormalities: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has commissioned on the causes and consequences of neural tube defect-affected pregnancies.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Political Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many and what proportion of members in Northern Ireland of each trade union opted to pay the political levy; and which of...

    • Trade Unions: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what guidance the Certification Officer has produced for trades unions on requirements to compile and maintain an accurate...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of potential savings to his Department's budget that will arise from reduction in headcount as a...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the costs or savings to his Department of (a) none, (b) 25 per cent, (c) 50 per cent, (d) 75 per...

      Dumping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of which sectors of the British economy are most at risk from foreign export dumping; and what steps...

      Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to encourage the National Infrastructure Commission to investigate ways in which the UK supply chain can...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which consultants other than McKinsey bid for the tender to consider his Department's BIS 2020 programme.

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether it is planned that the BIS 2020 programme will make greater savings than the savings required under the Spending Review...

      Home Care Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department has a policy on the payment of homecare workers for travel time.

      Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many times he has attended public meetings of the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee since his appointment.

      Education: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether education will be exempt from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement; and if he will make a statement.

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department has spent on its industrial strategy in each year in which that strategy has been in force.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for how long the proposed apprenticeship levy vouchers will be valid.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether employers who pay the proposed apprenticeship levy and provide training will be able to use levy vouchers in their own...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress has been made in discussions with the devolved administrations on the drawing-down of funds on apprenticeships...

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress his Department has made on reaching its target of £1 trillion a year in exports by 2020.

      Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the role of the Enterprise Directorate of his Department was in the (a) appointment of the Pubs Code Adjudicator and (b)...

      Pubs Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what support his Department plans to provide to the Pubs Code Adjudicator; and which directorate of his Department will oversee...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what value of contracts has been awarded through the Small Business Research Initiative in each year for which records are available.

      Trade Agreements: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what modelling his Department has carried out on the potential effect of a bilateral trade deal between the UK and India (a) in...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 20 April 2016 to Question 33961, how he has measured the non-cashable efficiency savings to be...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 20 April 2016 to Question 33961, what estimate he has made of cashable savings from headcount...

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much the public purse received from the HM Land Registry trading fund in 2015-16.

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2016 to Question 19853, what the customer satisfaction score for HM Land Registry was in...

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 22 December 2015 to Question 20023, whether he has met staff representatives in HM Land Registry.

      Innovate UK

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

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 20 April 2016 to Question 6502, what the reasons are for the time taken to answer that question.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much support work there has been for the order for the Boeing Poseidon P-8A (a) by value and (b) by number of jobs that will be undertaken by...

    • HMS Elizabeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what analysis his Department made of alternatives to the MSI-DSL 30mm gun for deployment on HMS Queen Elizabeth.

      HMS Ocean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which assets will be transferred from HMS Ocean for use on other platforms when she is withdrawn from service.

      Defence Select Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times he has attended public meetings of the Defence Committee since his appointment.

      Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on running costs for RAF (a) Menwith Hill, (b) Lakenheath and (c) Croughton in each of the last three years for which...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what data his Department collects on allegations made against service personnel accused of committing (a) sexual assault and (b) rape.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for how many properties vacated by a service family leaving service family accommodation at march out Carillion Amey has accepted a cleaning fee in the...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many challenges to the new Service Family Accommodation gradings have resulted in a change of banding since 1 February 2016; and if he will make a...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance his Department issues to Commanding Officers dealing with allegations of sexual assault, voyeurism and sexual activity in a public...

      Armed Forces: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 April 2016 to Question 33374, what the conviction rate was for each offence in each year since 2009.

      Ministry of Defence: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) serving military personnel and (b) civilian staff were seconded to (i) the Joint Intelligence Organisation's Assessments Staff and (ii) the...

      Veterans: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of ex-service people with post-traumatic stress disorder in each of the last 10 years.

      Armed Forces: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the processes and policies in place proactively to identify symptoms of post-traumatic...

      Ministry of Defence: Tunisia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) military and (b) civilian UK personnel are currently deployed in Tunisia; and in what capacity such personnel are deployed.

      Armed Forces: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many enlisted soldiers gained A-levels while serving in the armed forces in each of the last five years; and in which subjects those A-levels were...

      Armed Forces: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2016 to Question 33689, how many teachers of GCSE (a) English and (b) mathematics were employed by the armed forces...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness: Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2016 to Question 31152, whether his Department plans to (a) record the nationalities of...

    • Department for Communities and Local Government: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many jobs in (a) his Department and (b) each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies, executive agencies,...

      Transport: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to ensure that the £500 million Access Fund is spent on sustainable transport projects.

      Local Growth Deals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how funding is allocated for the Local Growth Fund; and if he will publish formal guidance on the bidding process for local...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the National Audit Office report of March 2016...

      Local Government: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether a devolution deal with Cheshire and Warrington is dependent on the introduction of an elected mayor.

      Parish Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many parish councils were created in the last Parliament.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of local authorities expected to have a shortfall in adult social care...

      Local Government: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have submitted efficiency plans as part of the multi-year settlement offer.

      Allotments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what measures his Department has in place for helping to ensure that areas without parish or town councils are (a) serving...

      Forests: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of protection within the National Planning Policy Framework for ancient woodland.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to review the operation of the National Planning Policy Framework before the end of the current Parliament.

  • HM Treasury

    • EU Institutions: Contributions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the Government's (a) gross and (b) net contribution to EU institutions in 2014; and what the UK's balance of...

    • Child Benefit: Foreign Nationals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 April 2016 to Question (32664) what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of child benefit payments paid to...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of people taking out a lifetime ISA who will take that ISA in the form of (a) a cash only lifetime...

      Treasury: Cheshire

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many jobs in (a) his Department and (b) each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies, executive agencies, non-ministerial departments,...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's latest estimate is of the number of parents with children who will be claiming tax credits in April 2017.

      Revenue and Customs: Telford

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2016 to Question 30728, what plans HM Revenue and Customs has for the future of its staff currently working in Abbey...

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) full-time equivalent civil servants work in his Department and (b) civil servants work full-time on the Northern Powerhouse agenda.

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward proposals for tighter regulation of companies that carry out payment processing on behalf of payday loan companies.

      London Stock Exchange: Deutsche Borse

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the anti-trust implications of the proposed merger between the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse.

      Tony Blair

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information he holds on what discussions have taken place between HM Revenue and Customs and former Prime Minister Mr Tony Blair or his advisers about...

      Financial Services: Rural Areas

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to facilitate the establishment of community banks that are willing to service rural communities and small local economies.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the analysis by the Women's Budget Group, that the distributional analysis that was produced alongside the Budget fails to...

      Wholesale Trade: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the businesses and sectors which have failed to sign up to the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme; what steps his...

      Treasury Select Committee

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times he has attended public meetings of the Treasury Committee since his appointment.

      Government: Assets

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total receipt from government asset sales was in 2015-16.

      National Savings Bonds: Pensioners

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to introduce further Pensioner Bonds with a higher interest rate than is available commercially.

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects the Government's review of English regional airports potentially affected by the devolution of Air Passenger Duty to be completed.

      EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the UK public finances of fluctuations in the Pound Sterling-Euro exchange rate causing an increase...

  • Department for Transport

    • Driverless Vehicles: Electromagnetic Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has conducted research on the potential effect on levels of exposure to electromagnetic emissions of multiple autonomous...

    • Department for Transport: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many jobs in (a) his Department and (b) each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies, executive agencies, non-ministerial departments,...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is offering to local authorities to promote the provision of electric car charging points.

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government has taken to increase the safety of cycling.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria local authorities will be measured against when applications for funding from the Pothole Action Fund are considered.

      Offshore Industry: Redundancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to prevent redundancies of British crews and their replacement with cheaper foreign crews in the offshore supply sector.

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the measures in place in each EU member state to tackle nationality-based pay discrimination against seafarers.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the current length of time is between a penalty notice being issued under the Dart Charge scheme and the date of the offence.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward proposals to prevent Dart Charge payments made by drivers of leased vehicles being registered to previous drivers of the same...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward proposals to prevent vehicle lease or hire companies receiving fines for non-payment of the Dart Charge in place of the...

      Rapid Transit Systems: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of improving metro services in the North East and extending such services into Easington...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will request that train operating companies publish the criteria they use for calculating rail fares.

      A1(M): Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 December 2015 to Question 18426, what progress has been made on design development for the A1(M) Widening Scheme.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what mechanism is in place to allow drivers voluntarily to surrender their driving licence if assessed as unfit to drive.

      Travel: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether concessionary travel passes are available for drivers prevented from driving whilst their medical condition is being assessed.

      Department for Transport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) male and (b) female employees (i) his Department, (ii) Network Rail, (iii) Highways England, (iv) HS2 Ltd, (v) the Office of Rail and...

      Aviation: Public Transport Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2016 to Question 33638, whether his Department has recently requested any advice from the European Commission on...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2016 to Question 33988, whether Stagecoach or Virgin has proposed a reduction in the premium profile of the current...

      Railways: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with rail franchises in the North of England on improving the service to Sunderland rail station.

      Bridges: Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2016 to Question 32463, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on his announcement...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent changes there have been to Vehicle Certification Agency emissions testing; and what recent discussions he has had with Volkswagen on...

      Mitsubishi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for testing of emissions data by the Vehicle Certification Agency of Mitsubishi Motors having...

      Rail North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what powers Rail North has in relation to the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises.

      Rail North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what legislation or regulations the establishment and functions of the Rail North and the Rail North Board are based.

      Rail North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when it is planned that Rail North will take on full responsibility for the Northern and TPE franchises.

      Railways: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on whether there is a correlation between staffing levels on trains and stations and the number of reported...

      Rail North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who the members are of (a) Rail North and (b) the Rail North Board; and how those members are appointed.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with international partners on aid access to Madaya in Syria.

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Israeli authorities on the planned demolition of the Palestinian settlements of Susiya...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans to raise the projected demolition of the villages of Susiya and Um Al Hiran with the government of...

      Serbia: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received any reports of (a) violence against opposition officials, candidates and activists and (b) intimidation...

      Islamic State: International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in countries on the UN Security Council on referring crimes by Daesh...

      Iran: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the state of UK relations with Iran.

      Serbia: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the fairness of conduct of elections in Serbia.

      Gambia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Gambia on the arrest, alleged torture and deaths of Ousainou Darboe and...

      Islamic State: International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans to request that the UN Security Council refer crimes by Daesh to the International Criminal Court.

      Islamic State: International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of 20...

  • Department for International Development

    • Bangladesh: Working Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress has been made in implementing the commitments set out in the EU/Bangladesh Sustainability Compact.

    • Bangladesh: Working Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether it is Government policy to link an extension of the Generalised System of Trade Preferences for Bangladesh to further...

      Bangladesh: Industrial Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has made representations to the government of Bangladesh on trade union recognition and adherence to ILO core...

      Developing Countries: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on implementing UN General Authority motion A/70 L.44 which...

      India: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the international aid budget has been spent on India in the last five years.

      Developing Countries: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make an assessment of the potential contribution of measures to support freedom of religion and belief to achieving (a)...

      World Humanitarian Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department will take steps to ensure that protection and empowerment of girls is given equal priority to that of women at the...

      World Humanitarian Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department will take steps to ensure that the global risk platform to be debated at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016...

      World Humanitarian Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department will take steps to address the issue of funding for child protection interventions in humanitarian contexts at the...

      Palestinians: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations the Government has made to the Israeli government on the confiscation near Qalqillhya on 7 May 2015 of 3,000...

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of UK development assistance on the availability of clean water in the last 10 years in (a)...

  • Department for Education

    • Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that people leaving sixth form are fully aware of all further education options open to them.

    • Pupils: Electromagnetic Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether any monitoring by (a) her Department or (b) other bodies is carried out in schools to ensure that children are not overly exposed to...

      Pupils: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children attending primary school were born outside the UK.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with teachers on her proposal that all schools be required to convert to academies.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her letter of 9 October 2015, when she will provide a substantive answer to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill on concerns...

      Academies: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans for local authorities to continue to receive basic need allocations of capital for new school places under her proposals for all...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which (a) primary and (b) secondary school in each English education authority has the (i) lowest and (ii) highest proportion of children on free...

      Children in Care: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 11 April 2016 to Question 32295, what progress has been made on undertaking a psychological assessment for every child who...

      New Schools Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many successful free school applications have been assisted by the New Schools Network in each year since 2010.

      Schools: Somerton and Frome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans her Department has to meet demand for school places in Somerton and Frome constituency.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to require all primary and secondary schools to become academies.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what future plans she has for the role of parents in the running of their children's school.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to improve the quality of data it holds on the mental health of looked-after children.

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans the Government has to support the most vulnerable children and families.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress her Department is making on ensuring that funding is distributed fairly across schools.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to require all primary and secondary schools to become academies.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what measures her Department has implemented to support children who are permanently excluded from school.

  • Leader of the House

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with its UN and EU member counterparts on the reform of Standard Industrial Classification...

    • Broadband: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects there to be universal access to superfast fibreoptic broadband in Easington constituency.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many jobs in (a) his Department and (b) each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies, executive agencies,...

      BBC: Royal Charters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government plans to publish the White Paper on the BBC Charter.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that BT co-operates with Broadband Delivery UK in rolling out superfast broadband in...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) accountability of internet service providers to their customers and (b) role of the...

      Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what criteria will be used to decide which 70 regions will be reached by the cultural citizens programme; and by what criteria the...

      Broadcasting: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with Ofcom on diversity in the broadcasting sector; what further steps he expects Ofcom to take...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many organisations have failed to register as data controllers with the Information Commissioner's Office under the terms of the...

      Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department plans to promote clearer pathways into the arts and cultural sectors to develop a more diverse leadership and...

      European City of Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to hold events for cities intending to apply to be the 2023 European City of Culture.

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the implementation of the Government's Digital Inclusion Strategy, published in April 2014.

      Digital Technology: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding his Department has allocated to (a) the digital inclusion strategy and (b) other digital inclusion measures in each...

      BBC: Royal Charters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to make announcements on progress on his plans for the next BBC Charter.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pollinators: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to incorporate a strategy on encouraging (a) public green spaces, (b) front gardens and (c) other private...

    • Livestock: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on animal welfare of self-regulation of the livestock farming and...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many jobs in (a) her Department and (b) each of her Department's non-departmental public bodies, executive agencies,...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications for emergency authorisation for the use of neonicotinoids have been received since February 2016; and...

      Biodegradability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research her Department is (a) carrying out and (b) encouraging into extending the use of materials that biodegrade...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Department for Energy and Climate Change: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many jobs in (a) her Department and (b) each of her Department's non-departmental public bodies, executive agencies,...

    • Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether her Department has prepared contingency plans relating to interconnection with the continental electricity grid in the event...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of the number of households which will refuse a smart meter.

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when she expects the Government's review of the case for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon to be completed.

      Warm Home Discount Scheme: Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what proportion of households which receive the Warm Home Discount are in fuel poverty.

  • Attorney General

    • Administration of Justice

      To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of cases in each year since 2010 is delayed as a result of CPS files not being handed over to the defence in time before the start of proceedings.

    • Fraud: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many fraud prosecutions were carried out in each CPS business area in England and Wales in each year since 2005.

      Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences: Convictions

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 14 April 2016 to Question 33351, how many convictions there were for (a) rape, (b) sexual assault and (c) domestic violence as a result of...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Official Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what his engagements were for (a) 28, (b) 29 and (c) 30 March 2016.

    • Tata Steel: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what meetings (a) he and (b) his predecessor had with cabinet colleagues (i) wholly and (ii) primarily about Tata Steel's intentions for the Welsh steel...

      Welsh Affairs Select Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many times he has attended public meetings of the Welsh Affairs Committee since his appointment.

      Devolution: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when he plans to publish the draft Wales Bill.

      Air Passenger Duty: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales.

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on the Government's review of the case for a Swansea Bay...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many jobs in (a) his Department and (b) each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies, executive agencies, non-ministerial departments,...

    • Foreign Nationals: Suspended Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many citizens of other (a) EU member states and (b) countries have been given suspended sentences in each of the last 10 years.

      Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions court cases have been listed in the same time slot as another case since 2010.

      County Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time is between a case being listed in a county court and it going to trial since 2010.

      Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were (a) prosecuted for, (b) convicted of, (c) cautioned for and (d) given a non-custodial sentence for rape in each year since 2010.

      Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) access to justice and (b) early settlement of claims of changes made in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and...

      Sexual Offences: Lie Detectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2016 to Question 33485, in what capacity those polygraph examinations have been conducted; and for what reasons...

      Debt Collection: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of instances in which enforcement agent fees paid by a defendant were transferred directly by HM Courts and...

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Prevention of Future Death Notices issued by coroners in England and Wales related to failures of NHS ambulance services in each of the last...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the Government has spent during Public Law Project v The Lord Chancellor [2015] EWCA Civ 1193, 25 November 2015.

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether any further courts and tribunal offices are planned for closure in addition to those announced in the Government's response to the consultation...

      EU External Trade: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions his Department has had with officials from the (a) Canadian government and (b) EU on the implications to the UK judicial system of the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Syria

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Syria-related desk posts within the Joint Intelligence Organisation's Assessments Staff were (a) vacated and (b) filled during 2015.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Minister for Constitutional Reform plans to respond to the hon. Member for Ashfield's correspondence of 24 February 2016 on voter registration.

      Military Decorations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the estimated cost is of introducing a National Defence medal; and what plans his Department has to reconsider the award of a National Defence medal.

      Heart Diseases: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people died of sudden cardiac death in the UK by (a) age and (b) region in each of the last five years.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Palace of Westminster: Art Works

      To ask the Rt. hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, how many representations of Black, Asian, and minority ethnic people there are in the...

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 30 March (HL7064), what was the actual number of HS2 trains of both sizes, and for Phases 1 and...

    • Cycling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to require cyclists using the public highway to carry photo identification.

      International Civil Aviation Organisation Assembly

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who will be the lead UK representative at the International Civil Aviation Organisation Assembly in Montreal between 27 September and 7 October.

  • Home Office

    • British Nationality: Montserrat

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultation has taken place, or is planned, with the governments of British Overseas Territories, specifically Montserrat, to make provision for those...

    • Free Movement of People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to their pamphlet entitled Why the Government believes that voting to remain in the European Union is the best decision for the UK and in the...

      Weapons: Smuggling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of weapons smuggled into the UK from Albania, Bosnia and Serbia.

      Anti-corruption Summit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to discuss the Tier 1 visa system at the anti-corruption summit to be held in London in May.

      Commonwealth: Visas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why journalists from some Commonwealth countries were denied visas to attend the recent Commonwealth Journalists Association conference in London, and what...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the process of resettling 20,000 refugees by 2020 fulfils the criteria of the UNHCR Integration Programme outlined in its 2013 report The Integration...

  • Leader of the House of Lords

    • Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Leader of the House, further to her Written Answer on 17 February (HL5966), how many statutory instruments have now been laid before Parliament in the 2015–16 session to date.

    • Delegated Legislation: Government Defeats

      To ask the Leader of the House how many government defeats there have been on delegated legislation in the House of Lords, (1) in total, and (2) in each Session, since 1950.

      Government Defeats

      To ask the Leader of the House, further to her Written Answer on 16 November 2015 (HL3174), what percentage of House of Lords divisions resulted in Government defeats in (1) the 1997–2001...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Leader of the House whether she will encourage Government ministers to provide full answers to Written Questions from members of the House rather than providing references to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • North Korea: Radio

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the freedom to receive information inside North Korea, and (2) the number of South Korean and US radio broadcasters...

    • North Korea: Radio

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether North Korean citizens are given disproportionately harsh punishments for listening to foreign radio broadcasts than...

      United Nations: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to fulfil their commitment in the 2015 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review to regard UN...

      Sudan: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the sexual violence, harassment, threats and other forms of abuse against Sudanese women’s rights defenders; and what...

      Sudan: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the UN and AU rapporteurs on human rights defenders about doing more to ensure that women activists in Sudan are...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the access to fundamental rights of the Rohingya in Burma, and of adherence to international law in Burma, including during...

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the event of the UK leaving the EU, they intend to advise UK citizens living in EU member states to take citizenship in their country of...

  • Attorney General

    • Tax Evasion: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken by the Crown Prosecution Service following the publication of the Panama Papers.

    • Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking in response to the recent news that one in eight cases at Crown Court are not proceeded with by the Crown Prosecution Service,...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices: Degrees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether students with disabilities taking the proposed new Degree Apprenticeships will have access to the support of the Disabled Students Allowance in the...

    • Apprentices: Degrees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any college or institution involved in the teaching of Degree Apprenticeships will have the same duty to provide reasonable adjustments and support...

      Retail Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the 0.4 per cent fall in February in the volume of goods sold in UK shops.

      Productivity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the finding in the study of attitudes to work by the Smith Institute that more than two-thirds of British workers are...

      Training: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many training providers in receipt of Skills Funding Agency (SFA) funding ceased trading in (1) 2011–12, (2) 2012–13, and (3) 2013–14;...

      Training: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many training providers were investigated for fraud or misappropriation of Skills Funding Agency funding during (1) 2011–12, (2) 2012–13, and...

      Overseas Trade: Djibouti

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the trade and other economic links between the UK and Djibouti.

  • Department for International Development

    • St Helena: Shipping

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who owns the RMS St Helena, and what financial support they have provided to operate the service between Cape Town and St Helena over the last three years.

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that UK aid to Palestine is not given, directly or indirectly, to the families of suicide bombers or to convicted...

      Zimbabwe: Droughts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to provide aid to assist in alleviating the impact of the current drought in Zimbabwe.

      Darfur: Internally Displaced People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the evidence that following the clashes between rebel and government forces in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur the number of...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Computers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the BBC's proposal to provide every child in Year 7 with the micro:bit codeable computer.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent increases in the number of non-natural deaths in prisons; and what plans they have to improve mental health...

    • Prisons: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many hours of purposeful activity were recorded on average by prisoners in each month in each of the last five years.

      Offenders

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff were employed in an offender management role in each year since 2010.

  • The Lord Chairman of Committees

    • House of Lords: Facilities

      To ask the Chairman of Committees, further to his Written Answer on 23 March (HL7048) about the change of use of the Peers' TV Room, what happened to the armchairs that used to be in that room.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 23 March (HL7103 and HL6982), whether they have received any representations from non-executive members...

    • Armed Forces: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 23 March (HL6982), how much extra money has been added to the budgets of (1) the First Sea Lord, (2) the...

      Warships

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 23 March (HL7168), whether they will now state whether there will be more or fewer Royal Navy ships...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Families

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions the Social Justice Cabinet Committee is taking to monitor and support the implementation of the Family Test across government.

    • Families

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to respond to the recommendations in Implementing the Family Test, a review of progress one year on by Relate, the Relationships...

      Families

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether final clearance for any Government policy has been denied due to a failure to complete a Family Test assessment.

      Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice trans individuals are given about how to manage the accuracy and maintain the integrity of their data on the Department for Work and Pensions...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Horses: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to control the live exports of horses from the UK that are falsely declared to be exported for leisure purposes but where the true...

    • Hedgehogs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the trend in the size of the hedgehog population in England since 2000; and what is the reason for that trend.

      Electronic Equipment: Waste Disposal

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the corrected Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 21 March (HL6286), what consideration they have given to the impact of technological...

      Agriculture

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the concerns expressed by the National Farmers Union and the Country Land and Business Association regarding the...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Circle Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to ask the Social Housing Regulator to request data from the Circle Housing Group about the performance of Kier Gas in repairing or...

    • Homelessness: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of people who are street homeless in London for each year since 2010.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they reconcile the additional financial burden placed on local authorities, such as those set out in the Housing and Planning Bill, with the level of...

  • HM Treasury

    • Health Services: Per Capita Costs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the public sector spend on health per head of population in real terms for each of the years from 1990–2015; and how in each of those years...

    • Landfill Communities Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether waste operators can distribute Landfill Communities Fund monies directly to projects, or must do so through an environmental body.

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people paid capital gains tax on personal possessions in each of the last five years, and what was the total amount of tax paid.

      Government Securities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a vote to leave the EU on UK gilt auctions.

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish an independent analysis of the economic forecasting record of the Office for Budget Responsibility, including an assessment of the...

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent their fiscal strategy is influenced by Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts.

      EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 1 April (HL7086), what are the annual (1) gross, and (2) net, costs of the UK's...

      EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 1 April (HL7086), why the Office for National Statistics Pink Book cannot be used to...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total amount of lost revenue to the United Kingdom from the tax avoidance of UK citizens revealed by the Panama Papers.

      Tax Evasion: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many UK citizens have been prosecuted for non-payment of taxes in the last 10 years; and how many of these were prosecuted for avoiding paying...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to address the delays in dealing with applications for clearance under section 1044 of the Company Tax Act 2010 by HMRC in...

      Balance of Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on sterling of the trade gap.

      Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the change in real earnings, calculated as nominal earnings growth minus inflation, over the last two years; and what was the change in...

      Direct Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much someone earning (1) £15,000, and (2) £150,000, a year would have paid in direct taxation, including income tax and national insurance, in...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Oil: Industry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to help revive the UK's oil industry.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Charities: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Israeli government organisations have been given charitable status in the UK.

    • London Underground: Floods

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the National Flood Resilience Review is considering the findings of London Underground’s flood risk review which identifies 85 stations,...

  • Department of Health

    • Human Embryo Experiments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 11 February (HL5646), 14 March (HL6504) and 24 March (HL6955), what was the purpose of the Human...

    • Human Embryo Experiments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 23 October 2007 (WA101), by Lord Triesman on 12 November 2007 (WA1–2), by Baroness...

      Human Embryo Experiments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Triesman on 12 November 2007 (WA1–2) and by Lord Prior of Brampton on 24 March 2016 (HL7011), which of the...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Consumption

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of international scientific evidence concerning moderate alcohol consumption as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Consumption

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria were used in selecting the members of the Guidelines Development Group who advised the Chief Medical Officer on the evidence base for the...

      Sexual Dysfunction

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for developing and updating clinical guidance on the treatment of men with erectile dysfunction in England.

      Meat: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in the light of the 2013 horsemeat scandal, what steps are being taken to tighten controls on imported meat and to increase random sampling of meat in the...

      Meat: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions for food fraud in the form of meat substitution there were in each of the last three years.

      Campylobacter

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to tackle the increase in human campylobacter cases, caught from infected poultry, which are proving to be resistant to the key...

      Pharmacy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the principal criteria which must be addressed by pharmacies in the retail sector when they provide "information governance assurances" to the NHS...

      Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the 2016 Institute of Economic Affairs Nanny State Index suggesting that the UK is the third worst country in terms of regulation of...

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