Written answers

Thursday, 28 April 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Railway Stations: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has plans to include duties on wheelchair accessibility from the platform to the train in the next franchise for the West Coast...

    • Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the affordability of motor vehicle insurance in the UK.

      HM Coastguard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the projected cost savings are from the closure of the Marine Offices in (a) Brixham, (b) Leith and (c) Newlyn; and what the value is of (i) land...

      Transport: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the potential costs to the UK freight sector of the UK leaving the EU.

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the potential cost to UK ports of the UK leaving the EU.

      HM Coastguard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the projected cost savings are from the proposed closure of the Marine Offices in (a) Beverley, (b) Orpington and (c) Harwich in 2018; and what...

      Roads: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department is making available to the South Gloucestershire Unitary Authority for completion of new road projects.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made representations to Sanef Tolling about the length of time taken between a penalty notice being issued under the Dart Charge scheme...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average time was between a penalty notice being issued under the Dart Charge scheme and the date of the offence in each month since the start...

      A417: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on preparation for the expected start of construction works to the A417 Missing Link in Gloucestershire in 2020.

      Shipping: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide support to British shipping companies operating in the North Sea to enable them to recruit and retain more British crew members.

      Motor Vehicles: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage car manufacturers to adopt green and hybrid technologies.

      Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff work at the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles; and where those staff are drawn from.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2016 to Question 30100, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of preparing and...

      Euston Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 April 2016 to Question 33386, when he expects that the work to produce a plan to progress the initial feasibility and...

      Shipping: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policy of the recommendations by the Maritime Accident Investigation Branch in...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the security of airports of security scanning all bags before they are allowed into an airport...

      Taxis: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to maintain the ability of London taxi drivers exclusively to ply for hire.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on allowing private hire cars to ply for hire.

      Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the change in total traffic volumes across the entire road network over present levels by (a) 2020, (b) 2030...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that roadworks cause less disruption to motorists.

      Railways: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the economic benefits of the construction of a second rail line into the South West.

      Office of Rail and Road: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the operational performance of the Office for Rail and Road.

      Transport: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has had with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on supporting skills development to help deliver the...

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to review the effectiveness of the public service obligation for regional airports.

      Northern Rail: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of changes to the subsidy profile for the Northern Rail franchise on the quality of rail services.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to ensure that high speed rail will interconnect effectively with the rest of the transport network.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Non-domestic Rates: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of the devolution of business rates on business growth in (a) former...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he intends to answer the letter to him dated 10 March 2016 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the responses to the non-financial factors section of the recent consultation on...

      Combined Authorities: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the amount paid in legal fees as part of the Combined Authority negotiation process to...

      Communities and Local Government: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many hotel bookings were made for (a) ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials in his Department during the...

      Communities and Local Government: Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many taxi journeys were made by (a) ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials of his Department for official...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Maldives: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2016 to Question 29629, if the Government will make it its policy to introduce targeted...

    • Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Indian government on recent protests and clashes in the Handwara and Kupwara districts in...

      North Korea: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US and Japanese counterparts about nuclear tests by North Korea.

      USA: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his US counterpart on LGBT rights in North Carolina and Mississippi.

      Giulio Regeni

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Government has made representations to the Egyptian government on the case of Giulio Regeni; whether those...

      Giulio Regeni

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the case of Giulio Regeni was raised with the Egyptian government by the Prime Minister's Special Envoy to Egypt during...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has investigated the airstrikes of 3 June 2015 in al-'Eram and Sa'da, Yemen.

      Bangladesh: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publicly condemn the killing of Xulhaz Mamas, senior editor of Bangladesh's first LGBT magazine; if he will make...

      Egypt: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to work with the Egyptian government to prevent people traffickers operating from (a)...

      Egypt: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) migrants and (b) people seeking asylum who have attempted to travel to Europe...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 April 2016 to Question 32522, who the 22 Tibetans referred to in that Answer are; and what the...

      Arctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Russian government on the Arctic.

      Middle East: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on...

      Middle East: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the response of the government of China was to representations the Government made to it during the UK-China Human Rights...

      Middle East: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April 2016 to Question 34839, on what date the UK Embassy in Tel Aviv last raised the issue of...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Further Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2016 to Question 21634, when he plans to deposit in the Library information on the end of year...

    • Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his policy is on the increase of fees for (a) statutory and (b) non-statutory functions of the Land Registry above (i)...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) full-time equivalent civil servants work in his Department and (b) civil servants work full-time on the Northern...

      Tata Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, on which occasions he had communications with Tata Group plc in the last six months.

      Living Wage: Southampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of the workforce in Southampton is in receipt of the national living wage.

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people have taken shared parental leave to date; how many people have made a claim for shared parental pay since April...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what criteria his Department uses to judge the quality of apprenticeships.

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many staff in the (a) Sheffield office at St Paul's Place and (b) London office at 1 Victoria Street work on the Northern...

      Gratuities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which bodies he met for his Department's investigation into tips, gratuities, covers and service charges; and on how many...

      Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answers of 25 February 2016 to Questions 27493 and 27494, and with reference to Article 29 of the UN Convention...

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department has produced an implementation plan for the Sustainable Development Goals.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many vehicles were acquired under the 2009-10 vehicle scrappage scheme; and how many of those vehicles had not been disposed...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if the Government will continue to pay for training to enable apprentices to achieve Level 2 or GCSEs in English and...

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his policy is on safeguarding the future of the UK helicopter industry.

      Institute for Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2016 to Question 33699, what the duties of the board members of the Institute for...

      Consumers: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect on consumers of businesses issuing seven-day legal procedure notices with invoices.

      Apprentices

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

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people her Department employs as statisticians.

    • Department for Education: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff in her Department hold qualifications at A-level or above in statistics.

      Primary Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on assessment of children in their reception year.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that GCSE students are able to study expressive arts subjects alongside those subjects included in the...

      Music: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of primary school pupils have access to music lessons with a specialist music teacher within their school.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department has taken to make autism awareness a compulsory part of initial teacher training.

      Department for Education: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many requests to meet with hon. Members she has received from each of the political parties represented in the House since her appointment.

      Department for Education: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many hon. Members of each party she has met as a result of a request for such a meeting since her appointment.

      Special Educational Needs: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding was allocated to schools for supporting children with learning difficulties in (a) Corby constituency and (b) East Northamptonshire...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with which local authorities her Department has held discussions on the possibility of local authorities running multi-academy trusts.

      Academies: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of converter academies were rated as (a) good and (b) outstanding by Ofsted in each of the last five years.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools became converter academies in each year between 2010 and 2015.

      Primary Education: Burnley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were not allocated a place at their preferred primary school place in Burnley in the academic year 2015-16.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the operation of the fair funding formula for schools; and when she expects the latest revision to that formula...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Resignations

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

    • Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the (a) Law Society and (b) other representatives of the legal profession on the issuing of seven day notices of legal...

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many foreign national offenders in prison have been convicted of (a) drugs, (b) sexual violence and (c) fraud offences.

      European Convention on Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy is on UK membership of the European Convention on Human Rights; and if he will make a statement.

      European Convention on Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he last discussed the European Convention on Human Rights with the Secretary of State for the Home Department.

  • Prime Minister

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister, when he plans to respond to the letter of 9 March 2016 from the hon. Member for Redcar relating to a donation given to the Minister for the Cabinet Office.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Newspaper Press: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will place in the Library copies of all correspondence between Ministers in his Department and newspaper editors, executives and...

    • Broadband: Cheltenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department expects that all of Cheltenham will have access to superfast broadband of over 24 megabits per second.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department provides to health care professionals on applying the power in regulation 35 of the Employment Allowance...

    • Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answers of 8 March 2016 to Questions 30341 and 30342 and with reference to the Answers of 5 December 2013 to Question 179450...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have been awarded employment and support allowance (ESA) under regulation (a) 29 and (b) 35 of the Employment and Support...

      Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will adopt recommendations 58 to 63 of the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry Report, Feeding Britain.

      Social Security Benefits: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of (a) employment and support allowance, (b) disability living allowance and (c) personal independence payments have been...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's timetable is for transferring employment and support allowance claimants to universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether support group claimants will be required to sign a claimant commitment when they are transferred to universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether claimants in the support group are required to make new claims when they are transferred to universal credit.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment claimants have had their claim re-assessed more than six months before the end of their initial award...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new staff have been appointed to his Department since 21 March 2016.

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of recipients of the state pension living overseas in each of the last 10 years; and if he...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 10 of the explanatory memorandum to the Universal Credit (Work Allowance) Amendment Regulations 2015, if he will...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Pontypridd of 15 April 2016 on assessments for personal independence payments.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2016 to Question 30765, when his Department plans to publish its White Paper on improving support for...

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the Government has not yet implemented its policy to increase the Pension Protection Fund compensation cap for service over...

      Pensions Act 2014

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2016 to Question 23225, what progress his Department has made on bringing forward changes to secondary...

      Carer's Allowance: Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are in receipt of carer's allowance where the person cared for is a stroke survivor.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 April 2016 to Question 34466, for what reason a save function is only available as part of the universal credit...

      Fit for Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 April 2016 to Question 33647, whether he plans to continue the Fit for Work programme for the full length of the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Warships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to procure ships under the Military Afloat Reach Sustainability programme; and if he will make a statement.

    • Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the country of origin was of people attempting to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa who were intercepted by (a) NATO (b) EU and (c) UK...

      Russia: NATO

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a Government representative attended the meeting of the NATO-Russia Council held in April 2016; and what the conclusions of that meeting were.

      Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current timetable is for the procurement of manufacturing of Type 26 frigates; and if he will make a statement.

      Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for the procurement of general purpose frigates; and if he will make a statement.

      Warships: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the terms of reference are for the National Shipbuilding Strategy; and if he will make a statement.

  • Home Office

    • Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 April 2016 to Question 32350, how many compliance visits per employer that have taken place on Tier 2 ICT visa...

    • Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on whether any failure of IT systems on UK-based airlines has allowed any individual on her...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many decisions on international protection her Department made with further submissions lodged under rule 353 of the Immigration Rules...

      Refugees: Yazidis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2016 to Question 29547, what assessment she has made of the efficacy of steps taken to reach vulnerable...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what role her Department had in the selection of appointed local authority heads of social services departments from 1985 to 2015.

      Deportation: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse has been of removing to India by sea those people who have been refused leave to remain in each of the...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what protocols her Department has on removing from the UK people who have been refused leave to remain and who require (a) 16 hours and (b)...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects her Department's updated drugs strategy to be published.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April 2016 to Question 34224, when the next meeting of the Inter Ministerial Group on Child Sexual Abuse will...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she last had discussions with (a) her EU counterparts and (b) the European Commission on new measures to restrict migration from EU...

      Crime: Morecambe and Lunesdale

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the crime rate in Morecambe and Lunesdale in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2014-15; and if she will make a statement.

      Right of Abode: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 February 2016 to Questions 28144 and 28086, if her Department will take into account, when making a decision on...

      Emergency Services: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 April 2016 to Question 34987 and the Answer of 25 April 2016 to Question 34792, how much of the £10...

  • HM Treasury

    • EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the value for money of the UK's financial contribution to the EU.

    • EU Grants and Loans

      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 a decrease in...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax do not contravene EU legislation on discrimination in respect of trading activities.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to agree a budget settlement for the apprenticeship levy for the devolved nations of the UK.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to maintain the apprenticeship levy rate of 0.5 per cent on employers' pay bills over £3 million until 2020.

      Climate Change Levy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many stakeholders responded to his Department's informal consultation on the transitional arrangements for the removal of the Climate Change Levy...

      Climate Change Levy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a summary of responses to his Department's informal consultation on the transitional arrangements for the removal of the Climate Change...

      Income Tax: Taxis

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of income tax paid annually by London taxi drivers, in each of the last three years.

      Corporation Tax: Taxis

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the annual amount of corporation tax paid by minicab businesses, in each of the last three years.

      EU Budget and EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the UK's (a) payments to the EU, (b) receipts through EU schemes and (c) receipts through the UK rebate in each year between...

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many officials work in his Department's Referendum Unit; and what the estimated cost of that unit is.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether her Department has produced an implementation plan for the Sustainable Development Goals.

    • Coal Fired Power Stations: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to ensure that the closure of coal-powered stations does not lead to electricity shortages.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Service Board

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what changes in personnel there have been on the Civil Service Board since May 2010.

    • Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many young people from Kettering constituency have participated in the National Citizen Service in each of the last three years.

      Freedom of Information Act 2000: Prosecutions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many prosecutions have been brought under Section 70 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in each year since the coming into force of that Act.

      Anti-corruption Summit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a list of representatives he has invited to the Anti-Corruption Summit to be held in May 2016.

      Freedom of Information Act 2000: Prosecutions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many prosecutions were brought under Section 77 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in each year since the coming into force of that Act.

      Immigration

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate he has made of the level of (a) EU and (b) non-EU migration into the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Sexual Offences: Lancashire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many sexual offences were recorded by police in (a) Lancashire and (b) Burnley in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012, (iv) 2013, (v) 2014 and (vi) 2015.

      Counter-terrorism: Conferences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what involvement ministers or officials of his Department had in the Security and Counter Terror Conference at Olympia in London on 19 and 20 April...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Business: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 April 2016 to Question 32962, how her Department calculated that the Climate Ready Support...

    • Business: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department will take steps to promote access to the Climate Ready Support Service's online tools and to encourage...

      Business: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding (a) her Department and (b) the Environment Agency provided for the Climate Ready Support Service in 2015-16;...

  • Department of Health

    • Drugs: Side Effects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Royal College of Nursing on connections between hayfever, sleeping and allergy tablets and memory, cognitive and...

    • Junior Doctors: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department has received from NHS employers on the number of junior doctors who have worked weekends in the last six months.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how his Department measures and demonstrates parity of esteem between mental and physical health in the NHS.

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that all blood cancer patients have access to a clinical nurse specialist or equivalent point of contact as part of...

      PrescQIPP

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the role of the PrescQIPP Programme is within his Department.

      PrescQIPP

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings and discussions he has had with representaives of the PrescQIPP Programme since May 2015.

      Department of Health: Dairy Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of dairy products procured for his Department was sourced from British producers in the last period for which figures are available.

      National Food Crime Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many incidents of each type were reported to the Food Crime Unit in the last period for which figures are available.

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department allocated to the community pharmacy contractual framework in each of the last five years.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to involve stakeholders in developing the operational detail of the new Cancer Drugs Fund.

      Imports: Radon Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are taken to monitor levels of radon in imported goods.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons NHS England has not published details of which new specialised services, medicines and interventions it will fund in 2016-17; what...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will publish a (a) timeline, (b) methodology and (c) work programme for the evaluation and development by NHS England of draft...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of Better Care Fund funding was allocated to social care in England in the first quarter of 2015-16.

      Mental Health Services: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's target was for the number of qualified mental health trust inspectors in each year since 2010; and how many such inspectors were...

      Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with the Care Quality Commission on the findings of its mock inspection of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust's...

      General Practitioners: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the report, General Practice Forward View, published in April 2016, how much of the £2.4 billion increased funding for GP...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many safeguarding alerts regarding mental health trusts there have been in each year since 2010; and how many and what proportion of those alerts...

      Mental Health Services: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of reports of Care Quality Commission inspections of mental health trusts have been produced within the Care Quality...

      Care Quality Commission: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) baselines and (b) targets are used to measure the performance of the Care Quality Commission.

      Health Professions: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the impact assessment of reforms to funding and financial support to nursing, midwifery and AHP bursary students, dated 7 April 2016, considered...

      Asperger's Syndrome and Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which branch of the NHS has responsibility for funding the diagnosing of (a) autism and (b) Asperger's syndrome.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many stroke survivors are in receipt of social care funded by their local authority.

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he holds on the numbers of clinical commissioning groups in England which have reconfigured acute stroke services since the publication...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the Government's allocation of £1.4 billion mental health funding for children and young people will be spent in 2016-17; and if he will...

      Department of Health: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many civil servants in his Department are paid through limited companies.

      NHS: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the payment of senior NHS staff through limited companies; and what estimate he has made of the number of senior NHS staff paid...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that witness statements by potential genocide survivors in Iraq and Syria are given to the International Criminal Court and...

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the budget apportioned to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is sufficient for the development of the knowledge,...

      Diplomatic Service: Arabic

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many UK Heads of Mission in Arabic-speaking countries speak Arabic.

      Israel: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning its possession of nuclear weapons and the admission of inspectors from the...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Overseas Trade: USA

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the value of (1) UK exports to the US, and (2) imports from the US to the UK, for the most recent years for which figures are available; and whether...

    • Local Enterprise Partnerships: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is a specific allocation within Local Growth Deal funding for Local Enterprise Partnerships for spending on transport.

  • The Lord Chairman of Committees

    • Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Chairman of Committees, in the light of the publication on 19 April of the result of the Hereditary Peers By-election, whether he will publish the contract with Electoral Reform...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Veterans: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government approximately how many non-commissioned female members of the armed forces have retired from regular service with a trade that would normally require an HGV...

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) F35, and (2) F35B, aircraft are currently flying in the US; how many F35B aircraft owned by the UK are currently flying in the UK; and how many...

      Merchant Shipping

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 19 April (HL7565), whether, in the event of chartering suitable merchant ships from the commercial market,...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Pension Protection Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the financial strength of the Pension Protection Fund.

    • Pension Protection Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered the risk to the solvency of the Pension Protection Fund of owners of companies with funding deficits selling the business for a...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Flags

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government by what published authority the Union Flag was established as the national flag of the UK and declared as such; when this was done; where the national flag's...

  • Home Office

    • Terrorism: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what dedicated and expert resources they have in each department to support bereaved families and survivors in the event of a terrorist attack.

    • Undocumented Migrants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many illegal entrants were detected (1) on arrival at a UK ferry port, and (2) subsequent to having entered in a vehicle that had arrived at a UK ferry...

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what would be the residency status of UK expatriates currently living permanently in EU member states in the event that the UK votes to leave the EU.

  • HM Treasury

    • Inheritance Tax

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether children of a first marriage are disadvantaged compared with the children of subsequent marriages under current...

    • Taxation: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the event of the UK leaving the EU, how they intend to change the status of domicile, if at all, in relation to UK citizens living in EU member states.

  • Department of Health

    • Junior Doctors: Conditions of Employment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes they propose to make in the new contract for doctors in training in the light of the equality analysis undertaken under section 149 of the...

    • Sugar: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what date they were informed that NHS England was considering implementing a sugar tax in NHS premises by 2020.

      Incontinence: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the recent tender awarded by the Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Groups of an appointed provider to operate...

      Junior Doctors: Conditions of Employment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what basis the equality analysis undertaken under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, which showed that certain features of the new contract for doctors...

      Hospitals: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of private finance initiatives on NHS hospitals' budgets in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

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