Written answers

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have spent on infraction proceedings in each of the last 10 years.

    • Department for Transport: Dairy Products

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

      HM Coastguard: Norwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the (a) land and (b) buildings on the site of the Marine Office in Norwich are worth.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Eddisbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2016 to Question 35399, what amount has been allocated within the overall cost envelope to deal with salt and...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the total expenditure by HS2 to date; and how much has been spent on (a) land, (b) property, (c) compensation and (d) salaries.

      Transport: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how he will ensure the Government's £80 million five-year Access Fund will be spent on sustainable transport projects.

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to define the term, fit and proper, for the licensing of taxi and private hire vehicle drivers.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Eddisbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2016 to Question 35404, if he will place in the Library copies of (a) the High Speed 2 LiDAR surveys, (b) all notes of...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Eddisbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2016 to Question 35453, if he will place in the Library a copy of the surveys referred to in that Answer.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Eddisbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2016 to Question 35403, on High Speed 2 railway line: Eddisbury, for what reasons no intrusive geological surveys have...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2016 to Question 35400, for what reasons HS2 Ltd has not undertaken any work other than desktop studies in relation to...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2016 to Question 35238, whether any factors relevant to (a) Cheshire and (b) Eddisbury have had a bearing on delays in...

      Railways: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Office of Rail and Road super-complaint response report, published in March 2016, paragraph 207, which three train operating...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have spent on infraction proceedings in each of the last 10 years.

    • Armed Forces: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April 2016 to Question 34910, how many Guided Learning Hours are required for recruits to complete a (a) GCSE and (b) Level...

      Armed Forces: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April 2016 to Question 34910, what the completion rate is for recruits who start on an apprenticeship.

      East Africa: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to tackle political instability in east Africa.

      Army: Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of enlisted soldiers attain (a) Level 1 and (b) Level 2 literacy and numeracy skills by the end of their third year of service.

  • Home Office

    • Entry Clearances: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what other migration routes or visas are available to a Tier 2 worker earning under £35,000 other than visas requiring participation in...

    • Immigration: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Canadian nationals have been refused indefinite leave to remain in the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Home Office: Dairy Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of dairy products procured for her Department was sourced from British producers in the latest period for which figures are...

      Marleen Baldwin

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will intervene to suspend the decision by Capita relating to Mrs Marleen Baldwin; and if she will ensure that Mrs Baldwin is not...

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 May 2016 to Question 35790, what data her Department holds on criminal assets abroad and whether such assets are...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 April 2016 to Question 34465, if his Department will take steps to allow web-users to include...

    • Sudan: Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support the preservation of cultural sites in Sudan.

      Vladimir Bukovsky

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Russian Ambassador on the health of Vladimir Bukovsky; and if he will make a...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have spent on infraction proceedings in each of the...

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance his Department is offering to the non-ISIL Syrian opposition.

      Turkey: Human Rights

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

      Turkey: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of freedom of expression in Turkey.

      Islamic State: Yazidis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2016 to Question 33790, if he will raise with the UK's European partners allowing Yazidi...

      Ethiopia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Ethiopian government on the killing of protestors in the Oromia region since December 2015.

      Turkey: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the resignation of Ahmet Davutoğlu as Prime Minister of Turkey on...

      EU Staff: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on which EU (a) Commissioners and (b) officials receive a higher salary than the Prime...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will suspend immediately UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

      Yemen: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of how many Daesh operatives there are in Yemen; and what steps his Department is taking to monitor...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how the Government is ensuring accountability for (a) abuses of the ceasefire and (b) breaches of international law by all...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how the Government is supporting the current UN-sponsored peace talks in Yemen; and what steps his Department is taking to...

      Yemen: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to tackle extremism and facilitate youth engagement in Yemen.

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on the establishment of an independent international investigation into reported violations of international...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions the Government has had with the Saudi Arabian government on the progress of that country's national...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much her Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have spent on infraction proceedings in each of the last 10 years.

    • Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate she has made of the projected savings of closure of the Area Electoral Office in Newtownards, County Down; and if she will make a...

      Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate she has made of the cost of the planned closure of several area electoral offices in Northern Ireland; and if she will make a...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many nationals of other EU member states (a) have student loans outstanding to repay, (b) are currently making payments on...

    • Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many nationals of other EU member states have taken out student loans but have made no repayments to date; and if he will...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many nationals of other EU member states have defaulted on their student loans; and what amount of such loans is not recoverable.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many nationals of other EU member states with loans outstanding are uncontactable; and what estimate he has made of the...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have spent on infraction proceedings in each of the...

      Skills Funding Agency: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on people accessing services of a contract being terminated early by the...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department takes to limit the effect on service users of contracts with sub-contractors being terminated early...

      Skills Funding Agency: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many contracts have been terminated early by the Skills Funding Agency due to the provider being at risk of failure in (a)...

      Directors: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for what reason Companies House publishes the month and year of birth of company directors.

      Shares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 3 May 2016 to Question 35753, how many and which companies have not confirmed to Companies House that...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of (a) regional development funds and (b) structural funds that the UK is...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have spent on infraction proceedings in each of the last...

    • Department for International Development: Dairy Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of dairy products procured for her Department was sourced from British producers in the latest period for which...

      Africa and South Asia: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to engage the private sector in sustainable investments in Africa and South Asia.

      Middle East: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to promote gender equality in the Middle East.

      Middle East and North Africa: Social Problems

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to tackle the causes of political and social instability in North Africa and the Middle East.

      Tibet: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to provide development assistance to native Tibetans in Tibet.

      Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to improve its ability to efficiently shift its involvement from providing short-term humanitarian...

      Developing Countries: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what criteria her Department uses to determine the award of contracts for projects overseas.

      Developing Countries: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what weighting is given to bids made by British companies tendering for contracts from her Department for projects overseas.

      Bangladesh: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much UK development aid to Bangladesh has been spent on education in each year since 2000; and what information her Department...

      Developing Countries: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's contracts for projects overseas were competitively tendered in each of the last three years.

      Ethiopia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent representations the Government has made to the Ethiopian government on the Integrated Development Master Plan; and if she...

      Developing Countries: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make it her policy to support the work of the UN High Level Panel on Access to Medicines; with reference to the Prime...

      Department for International Development: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of hotel bookings her Department made for its (a) Ministers, (b) special...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has plans to hold an international donor conference for the humanitarian response in Yemen.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure emergency education, in particular for displaced children, is prioritised as part of the...

      Companies: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government takes to ensure that all companies which receive support from her Department are committed to responsible...

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Resignations

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

    • Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many free schools were delayed in opening in each year since 2010.

      Academies: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academy schools have been re-brokered to other academy sponsors in each year since 2010.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what modelling her Department has undertaken on the demand for school places in each year from 2016 to 2030.

      Teachers: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of the Troops to Teachers scheme in each year since that scheme began; and if she will make...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many representations she has received from headteachers on academisation in each of the last 12 months.

      Department for Education: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have spent on infraction proceedings in each of the last 10 years.

      Faith Schools: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to reduce the incidence of gender segregation in some Muslim independent schools.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of selection related to religious beliefs in school admissions on the integration of pupils from different...

      Office of the Schools Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what processes her Department has in place to ensure that determinations issued by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator are acted on by schools.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the levels of awareness among parents of the (a) School Admissions Code and (b) ability to object to a...

      Department for Education: Dairy Products

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

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of parents who falsely claim religious beliefs or church attendance in order to get their children into their...

      Sex and Relationship Education: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to update guidance for sex and relationships education so that it is inclusive of LGBT young people.

      Faith Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect that the proposals in the Education excellence everywhere White Paper, Cm 9230, will have on (a)...

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support the Government plans to provide for the removal of asbestos in maintained schools that are to be converted into academies.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on which religious occasions prisoners are eligible for release on temporary licence; and how many prisoners were released on each such occasion in the...

    • Ministry of Justice: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have spent on infraction proceedings in each of the last 10 years.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2016 to Question 20722, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the published industry estimates used to...

      Sentencing: First Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of first-time offenders (a) of each ethnic group and (b) for each offence were sentenced to immediate custody in the latest...

      Sentencing: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of offenders of each ethnic group were found guilty of each category of offence in (a) magistrates' courts and (b) Crown...

      Homicide: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, from which ethnic group came each offender convicted of murder in the last five years.

      Suspended Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many sentences of between 12 and 24, months for which offences, have been suspended in each year since the changes made to suspended sentences in...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in what proportion of cases, in which custody was not recommended by probation in a pre-sentence report a custodial sentence was handed down to people...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of (a) male and (b) female offenders were found guilty in (i) magistrates' courts and (ii) Crown courts for each category...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the maximum sentence is a magistrate can hand down when dealing with the breach of the maximum number and length of suspended sentences after the...

      Sentencing: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average custodial sentence was for each ethnic group for each category of indictable only offence in the latest year for which figures are...

      Sentencing: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of non-UK nationals of which ethnic groups dealt with in courts were sent to prison for each offence in the last year for...

      Magistrates' Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time is from first appearance to trial in magistrates' courts.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders returned under fixed term recalls have (a) submitted requests to be re-released before the end of the 28 day period and (b) been...

      Pre-sentence Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) fast and (b) standard delivery pre-sentence reports were prepared for offenders with (i) no, (ii) one to 14, (iii) 15 to 49, (iv) 50 to 99...

      Judiciary: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average salary of (a) a district judge and (b) a magistrate was in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Criminal Proceedings: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what options are available to a magistrates' court when an unrepresented serving prisoner refuses to leave their prison cell to face new either-way...

      Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans to review the length of maximum sentence for animal cruelty offences.

      Doncaster Prison and Peterborough Prison: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish a comparative assessment of the proven reoffending rates of the HMP Doncaster and the HMP Peterborough payment by results pilots.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward regulations to allow re-sentencing of people serving imprisonment for public protection sentences on defined principles...

      Prisoners' Release: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he expects the Parole Board to complete its review of the rules on releasing convicted murderers from prison if they refuse to reveal the locations...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have spent on infraction proceedings in each of the last 10...

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Dairy Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of dairy products procured for his Department was sourced from British producers in the latest period for which figures...

      Advertising Standards Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Advertising Standards Agency.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department took to raise public awareness of changes to national insurance contributions that will take effect from 2016-17.

    • Department for Work and Pensions: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have spent on infraction proceedings in each of the last 10 years.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2016 to Question 27490, if he will make it his policy to collect information on the time taken from...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Dairy Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of dairy products procured for his Department was sourced from British producers in the latest period for which figures are...

      Supported Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department plans to publish its response to its public consultation on housing benefit reform and supported housing.

      Supported Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of capping housing benefit to the same level as local housing allowance on the...

      Supported Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department is taking steps to provide support for people living in supported housing who will be affected by the cap of housing...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effects on auto enrolment of the roll-out of the lifetime ISA.

      Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to extend the Pensions Wise service to people (a) between 20 and 40 and (b) between 40 and 50; and if he will make that...

      Self-employed: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average annual income of self-employed (a) men and (b) women was in each of the last three years.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of employment and support allowance (ESA) applicants from Brighton and Hove are being sent to (a) Lewes and (b) Vauxhall for...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in receipt of jobseeker's allowance had a self-indentified care leaver marker used by his Department against their record in...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to support workplace incentives to promote employee health and reduce sickness-related unemployment.

      Health and Work Innovation Fund: Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of the Health and Work Innovation Fund his Department plans to allocate to programmes for people with arthritis.

      Access to Work Programme: Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of Access to Work funding supports people with arthritis.

      Fit for Work Programme: Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the Fit For Work scheme have a musculoskeletal condition.

      Work and Health Programme: Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the Work and Health Programme meets the needs of people with arthritis.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of dairy products procured for her Department was sourced from British producers in the last period for...

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have spent on infraction proceedings in each of...

      Tree Planting: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to support tree planting in towns.

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress the Government has made on its target to plant 11 million trees by 2020.

      Ragwort

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has withdrawn the Code of Practice on how to prevent the spread of ragwort; and what plans she has to...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications to cull badgers are under consideration by her Department; and to which areas those applications relate.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of hotel bookings her Department made for its (a) Ministers, (b)...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the benefit to local economies of Devolution Deals.

    • Social Rented Housing: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the additional housing needed to provide (a) private and (b) social sector accommodation for...

      Housing: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what research his Department has commissioned on the effect of immigration on the demand for (a) housing and (b) social housing.

      Communities and Local Government: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have spent on infraction proceedings in each of the...

      Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the provisions relating to houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) under the Housing...

      Communities and Local Government: Dairy Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of dairy products procured for his Department was sourced from British producers in the latest period for which...

      Supporting People Programme: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken to ensure that the Supported People programme funding to local authorities reaches vulnerable people in...

      Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects Louise Casey's review of opportunity and integration in isolated and deprived communities to be (a) completed...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have spent on infraction proceedings in each of the last 10 years.

    • Scotland Office: Dairy Products

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

      Iron and Steel: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the recently announced steel support package on the steel industry in Scotland.

      UK Membership of EU: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on Scotland of the UK leaving the EU.

      UK Membership of EU: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on Scotland of the UK leaving the EU.

      Local Government: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what progress he has made on implementing City Deals in Scotland.

  • HM Treasury

    • Landfill Communities Fund

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from (a) landfill operators and (b) environmental bodies on the proposed removal of third party contributions from the...

    • Community Amateur Sports Clubs Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what communication his Department had with the EU Commission when developing the rules of the revised community amateur sports club scheme (a) in general...

      Revenue and Customs: Business Plans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2016 to Question 24317, when HM Revenue and Customs plans to publish its Business Plan for 2016-17.

      Developing Countries: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2016 to Question 2381, how much funding has been allocated to HM Revenue and Customs' dedicated team of experts to tackle...

      Taxation: British Overseas Territories

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2016 to Question 32849, how much has been recovered from companies incorporated in each of the British Overseas...

      Business: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the table on page 59 of the HM Revenue and Customs' document, Measuring tax gaps 2015 edition: methodological annex published in October...

      Treasury: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have spent on infraction proceedings in each of the last 10 years.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has analysed the potential economic effect of the soft drinks levy on the British soft drinks manufacturing industry.

      Business: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph H.21 of the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) document, Measuring tax gaps 2015 edition: methodological annex, published in October...

      Business: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraphs H.21 to H.6 of the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) document, Measuring tax gaps 2015 edition: methodological annex, published in...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the increase in the value of additional savings that will be made by people as a result of the establishment of the lifetime...

      Business: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to tables 1.2 and 1.4 of HM Revenue and Customs' document, Measuring tax gaps, published in October 2013, what assessment HM Revenue and...

      Black Economy and Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to table 1.5 of HM Revenue and Customs' document, Measuring tax gaps, published in October 2013, how much revenue was lost as a result of the...

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2016 to Questions 33571 and 33572, how many tax auditors HM Revenue and Customs provided to Tax Inspectors Without...

      Tax Havens

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2016 to Question 32849, which 90 countries will provide automatic offshore account and trust data to the UK; which...

      Business: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many large businesses were recorded on HM Revenue and Customs' database in each year since 2009-10; how many full-time equivalent staff were on the...

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether industry analysts data was consulted in preparing the soft drinks industry levy.

      Gaming Machines: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has accrued to the public purse from use of fixed-odds betting terminals in (a) Northern Ireland, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) England in each...

      Gaming Machines: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of fixed-odds betting terminals operating in Northern Ireland in each of the last six years.

      Taxation: Developing Countries

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2016 to Question 33610, how much funding the Government has allocated to (a) the Global Forum, (b) the World Bank, (c)...

      Money Laundering

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 6.7 of the UK national risk assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing, published in October 2015, how many money...

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many full-time equivalent staff were employed in HM Revenue and Customs' Criminal Finance Intelligence Operations branch in each year since 2009-10; and...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which developing countries will be able to access data on the beneficial ownership of companies incorporated in (a) other EU countries and (b) British...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which competent authorities in the UK will be able to access data on the beneficial ownership of companies incorporated in (a) other EU countries and (b)...

      Taxation: International Cooperation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with which countries the UK has negotiated agreements on the exchange of tax information which (a) are in compliance with the OECD's standard for such...

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff of HM Revenue and Customs have had the power of arrest in each year since 2009-10.

      Taxation: International Cooperation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Minister for the Cabinet Office on promoting a fair global tax system at the Anti-Corruption Summit in May 2016.

      Accountancy: Registration

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many accountancy (a) practitioners and (b) firms are supervised by (i) HM Revenue and Customs and (ii) each of the other accountancy bodies; and how...

      Financial Services: Registration

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies in each business sector have been registered with HM Revenue and Customs' Supervised Business Register in each year since 2009-10; and...

      Personal Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people accessed personal pensions between (a) April 2015 and April 2016 and (b) April 2014 and April 2015.

      Money Laundering: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to Question 23205 of 22 January 2016, when the consultation on transposition of the EU's Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive will...

      PAYE: Universal Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what checks his Department makes on PAYE real time information data before it is forwarded to the Department for Work and Pensions to calculate universal credit.

      Banks: Standards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Financial Conduct Authority takes to ensure the chairs and boards of directors of banks adhere to commitments made within their published...

      Business: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many reports of sanctions breaches were made to the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) in each year since 2009-10; how many of those...

      Petrol Alternatives

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department last conducted a review of the Alternative Fuels Framework.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of funding the UK is due to receive in each year to 2030 of (a) regional development funds and (b) structural funds...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Department for Energy and Climate Change: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much her Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have spent on infraction proceedings in each of the last...

    • Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what information her Department holds on the viability of molten salt reactors to generate electricity.

      Heating: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what her policy is on the role of solar thermal technologies in meeting the UK's renewable heat targets.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the proposed removal of Government support for solar thermal energy on the (a)...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the proposals of the French government to sell assets to raise capital to fund...

      Civil Nuclear Constabulary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what duties officers of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary who reach 50 years of age in service are expected to perform under their contracts.

      Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the recent proposals published by the Competition and Markets...

      Offshore Industry: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will bring forward proposals to give the Oil and Gas Authority powers to regulate commercial decisions in the offshore...

      Fossil Fuels: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what plans she has to consult trades unions for UK oil and gas workers on the development of the Inter-Ministerial Group on Oil and...

      Fossil Fuels: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when she expects the Inter-Ministerial Group on Oil and Gas to publish its plan for the UK oil and gas workforce.

      Oil and Gas Ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will publish the membership of the Inter-Ministerial Group on Oil and Gas.

      Fossil Fuels: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, on what dates the Inter-Ministerial Group on Oil and Gas met representatives from that industry to discuss its plan for the UK oil and...

      Civil Nuclear Constabulary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will publish Government plans to enable officers of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary to attend incidents requiring an armed...

      Biofuels and Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what incentives her Department (a) is providing and (b) is planning to provide for (i) biomass and (ii) gas generation to create...

      Coal Fired Power Stations: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the closure of coal-fired power stations on (a) job losses and employment...

      Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, by what technical mechanisms her Department plans to take coal-fired power plants offline.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Companies: Anguilla and Guernsey

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether Anguilla and Guernsey have agreed to establish a central register of beneficial ownership accessible by UK tax and law enforcement agencies.

    • Cabinet Office: EU Law

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have spent on infraction proceedings in each of the last 10 years.

      Anti-corruption Summit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he plans the International Anti-Corruption Summit will take to tackle tax avoidance and the role played by offshore tax havens in such avoidance.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have spent on infraction proceedings in each of the last 10 years.

    • Wales Office: Dairy Products

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

  • Department of Health

    • Department of Health: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have spent on infraction proceedings in each of the last 10 years.

    • Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the effect of proposed reforms to the Cancer Drugs Fund on the provision in the NHS of (a) Avastin and (b) other drugs...

      Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to raise awareness of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

      Hospitals: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve hospital standards in Essex.

      Circumcision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many men and boys were treated in hospital for complications or after-effects arising from circumcision (a) in an NHS hospital and (b) conducted...

      Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to monitor the effectiveness of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency toolkit on the risks of valproate...

      Pregnancy: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support he is providing for research into epilepsy medication for pregnant women.

      Circumcision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has conducted on the health benefits and risks of male circumcision.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the £2 million allocated by NHS England over the next two years to make pre-exposure prophylaxis available at early implementer test sites...

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Royal College of Physician's report, Nicotine without smoke: Tobacco harm...

      Tobacco: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to conduct an annual review of the effect of the Tobacco Products Directive.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were enrolled on the PROUD trial.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to support the children and families of alcoholics.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21 April 2016 to Question 34094, by what deadline clinical commissioning groups will be required to report on whether they have...

      Dental Services: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists have been registered as working in NHS practices in Ashfield constituency in the (a) 2015-16, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2009-10 financial year.

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on whether there is a link between the number of years of e-cigarette use and those people smoking tobacco in the...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21 April 2016 to Question 34094, if he will provide examples of what his Department might consider an adequate justification...

      Babies: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to encourage mothers and GPs to use the Baby Check app developed by Birmingham Community Healthcare and the Lullaby Trust.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans NHS England has to conduct a public consultation on the commissioning of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis.

      Vitamin D

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many tests for Vitamin D were carried out by pathology laboratories in England in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2013-14; and what the cost to the...

      Pregnancy: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of introducing cell-free DNA testing on the NHS on the number of women choosing to terminate their...

  • Department for Transport

    • Bats

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many bat bridges over roads (1) have been completed in each of the last five years, (2) are under construction, and (3) are planned; and what is the (a)...

    • Tinsley Viaduct

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what have been the maintenance costs of Tinsley Viaduct since its construction, and what effect the underlying geological faults and old mine workings have...

      Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the measurement of diesel emissions from cars in the light of evidence that nitrogen oxide emissions in real time road...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 4 May (HL7877), why they have not specified as part of their sustainability policy for HS2 the...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the terms of the review of HS2 being undertaken by Sir Jeremy Heywood; and when that review is expected to conclude.

      Railway Track

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many single line tracks there are on passenger lines within a 120 mile radius of all London rail stations; and what they are.

      High Speed Two: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many senior staff have transferred from Network Rail to HS2, either on a temporary or on a permanent basis.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the cost of HS2’s AP3 design for its part of Euston Station and, within that cost, what allowances have been made for...

      High Speed Two

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria are used by HS2 Ltd to challenge the locus standi of petitioners to the Lords Select Committee.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Eritrea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision for language interpretation services has been provided for Eritrean nationals in Calais who may lack the necessary level of English to...

    • Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government  how much funding, and what resources, are allocated to providing training for teachers and those working in the care and medical professions to...

      Asylum: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the number of people with disabilities who are seeking asylum.

      British Overseas Territories Citizenship

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 25 April (HL7517), what is the timescale for the forthcoming review of British nationality law;...

      Police and Crime Commissioners: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many independent candidates were successfully elected to the role of Police and Crime Commissioner in 2016, and how that figure compares to the number of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • European Convention on Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the obligations upon member states of the EU include any duty to observe the requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights.

    • Darfur

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they are making to press for the publication of the UN Security Council Sudan Panel of Experts’ most recent report, presented to the Sudan...

      South Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the calls by Amnesty International on 15 April that the South Sudanese government "must end arbitrary detentions by the intelligence...

      Sudan: Minority Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the Beja people in Eastern Sudan, in particular to prevent kidnapping and people trafficking.

      Sudan: Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Human Rights Watch report of 2014 I Wanted to Lie Down and Die, which stated that people trafficking was "facilitated by collusion...

      Turkey: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) whether Turkey has breached the Geneva Conventions by (a) killing and wounding unarmed civilians in south-east Turkey,...

      Turkey: NATO

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy that the other members of NATO have a responsibility to ensure that Turkey only uses proportionate force when dealing with...

      Turkey: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Turkey about the proposed expropriation and partial demolition of the Sur neighbourhood and the...

      Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the campaign by the Syriac Military Council and its militia in recapturing territory, including Assyrian villages, from ISIS.

      Middle East: Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the visit in January of British and French diplomats and American representatives to meet the Syriac coalition, what conclusions they have...

      Middle East: Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the legal advice given by the Attorney General in Northern Ireland that genocide is being committed against Christian and...

      Ilgar Mammadov

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Azerbaijan about the case of Ilga Mammadov.

      Burma: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the new government in Burma about the opening of a UNHCR office in that country.

      China: BBC World Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the BBC World Service regarding the proposal to move the Chinese Language Service to Hong Kong.

      Russia and China: Censorship

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy to counter misinformation and censorship from Russia and China and what assessment they have made of how the relocation of the BBC...

      Russia: BBC World Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have been informed of any plans by the BBC to move the Russian Service to Moscow.

      China: BBC World Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the editorial independence of the BBC Chinese Service of its potential relocation to Hong Kong.

      Sudan: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the human rights of Christian pastors in Sudan are protected, in the light of the arrests and continuing detention...

      Middle East: Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by the Prime Minister on 4 May (HC Deb, col 168) that "there is a very strong case here for saying that it is genocide, and I hope...

  • Attorney General

    • Terrorism: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have not prosecuted the reported 350 Jihadis who have returned to the UK and are suspected of having fought in Syria or Iraq.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Location

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 26 April (HL7673), whether there exists an internal Department for Business, Innovation and...

    • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Location

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what business case they have prepared regarding the move of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills office from Sheffield to London, and whether...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Location

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether an equality assessment has been carried out regarding the move of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills office from Sheffield to London,...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Location

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they used in making the decision to move the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills office from Sheffield to London, and how those...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Location

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which minister was informed of the move of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills office from Sheffield to London, why they were informed, and...

      Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made towards appointing the proposed Small Business Commissioner to help small businesses resolve payment disputes with large businesses.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the call from the CBI for a rethink of the Apprenticeships Training Levy in the light of the costs to businesses.

      Retail Trade: Voucher Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will investigate the case for sales of gift vouchers by retailers to be backed by cash collateral held in independent escrow.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Water

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the UK, along with the other countries that have committed to the Sustainable Development Goals, delivers clean...

    • Developing Countries: Wells

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in which countries the Department for International Development (DfID) has awarded contracts for the drilling of water wells; and how many of those contracts...

      Palestinians: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek to achieve a local ceasefire around the Yarmouk Camp in south Damascus so that UNWRA can deliver food to the population in the Camp.

      Nigeria: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will increase UK aid to Nigerian international development projects, in particular those affected by recent violence involving Fulani herdsmen.

      Nigeria: Boko Haram

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they are providing for the reconstruction of schools in north-east Nigeria following the destruction of those schools by Boko Haram.

      Palestinians: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) about the condition of Palestinian refugees and UNRWA staff...

      Gaza: Electricity Generation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 26 April (HL7737), what representations they have made to the government of Israel about why it rejected...

      Sudan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that humanitarian charities such as Save the Children and Médecins Sans Frontières are able to give assistance...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 25 April (HL7413), how the pre-approved EU list of named civil servants is approved, and by whom; and how...

      Cotonou Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the long-term protections in place for the monies granted under the Cotonou Convention in the 11th European Development Fund.

      Gaza: Charities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on charities operating in Gaza of the freezing of financial transfers to them owing to the orders of the...

      Misoprostol

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the World Health Organization about making Misoprostol available in conflict settings.

  • Department for Education

    • Academies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what the costs will be of the proposed conversion of all non-academies to academy schools.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been received by HM Courts and Tribunals Service in payment of employment tribunal fees since 29 July 2013; how many (1) single, and (2)...

    • Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to publish the findings of their review of employment tribunal fees; who conducted that review; what resources were afforded to that review;...

      Peers: Writs of Summons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the corrected Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 13 April (HL5044), how many of those Writs were sent to Peers in (1) each region of England, (2)...

      Asylum: Eritrea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Eritrean nationals were required to pay fees for their asylum appeals in (1) 2013, (2) 2014, and (3) 2015.

      Prisons: Ministers of Religion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 27 April (HL7786), what temporary measures they plan to take, pending the review by the Lord Chancellor of...

      Crime: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions there have been in the past three years for (1) theft where the sum of money or the value of the goods alleged to have been taken is...

      Courts: Fines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why spending on court fine collection is being cut, in the light of the value of fines that remain uncollected.

      Cycling: Fixed Penalties

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 3 May (HL7756), in what manner they ensure that cyclists pay fines imposed by fixed penalty notices.

  • The Lord Chairman of Committees

    • Parliament: Publications

      To ask the Chairman of Committees how much the Members' Personal Safety and Security pamphlet cost to produce and distribute to members.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 21 April (HL Deb, col 761), whether they will (1) list the location of all Coalition HQs where British...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • British Home Stores: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Altmann on 28 April (HL7905), whether the Pensions Regulator has taken any action in the case of the BHS pension...

    • British Home Stores: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the BHS pension fund has now transferred to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) or whether the owner, former owner, or secured creditors are still able...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Waste

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the positive findings of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs research Digestate and Compost in Agriculture, what action...

    • Food: Waste

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take further action to encourage local authorities to accelerate the rate at which they require households to separate food waste from...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the delays by the Rural Payments Agency in making basic farm payments claimed in 2015, and of the causes of those delays.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of basic farm payments claimed during 2015 had been paid as of 30 April.

      Glyphosate: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what submissions they have made to the European Commission’s review of the licence of glyphosate.

      Glyphosate

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the position taken by the European Parliament that products containing glyphosate should be banned where alternative weed...

      Floods: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, of the 1,103 claims to the Flood Recovery Fund made by farmers in Cumbria, Northumberland, Lancashire, Yorkshire, County Durham and Greater Manchester, (1)...

      Floods: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why processing claims to the Flood Recovery Fund have been delayed, and when they estimate that the processing of such claims will be completed.

      Squirrels: Pest Control

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential for the reintroduction of pine martens into areas of the UK that are infested with grey squirrels.

      Woodland Trust

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current level of financial support they provide to the Woodland Trust and its tree planting programme, and whether they have any plans to...

      Rural Payments Agency: Incentives

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Payments Agency will receive a bonus payment this year before payments to eligible farmers have been completed.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Landlord and Tenant

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review and consolidate landlord and tenant legislation.

    • Housing: Cooperatives

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to boost the co-operative housing sector in England.

      Housing: Cooperatives

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of legislation governing housing co-operatives and the case for updating or consolidating that legislation.

      Religious Hatred: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to respond to anti-Ahmadiyya hate literature in the UK in the light of recent reports that leaflets endorsing the execution of...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 23 February (HL6149), whether they plan to correct the Department for Communities and...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have used the figure of £50,000 in debates in the House on the "pay to stay" high income thresholds (HL Deb 14 March, col 1621) when their...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many publicly owned or charity owned houses have been sold to their tenants in each of the last five years.

  • HM Treasury

    • EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 25 April (HL7458), what is their estimate of the UK's (1) gross, and (2) net, contributions...

    • Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a list of occupational pension schemes in local government, the NHS and publicly funded education...

      Financial Markets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 26 April (HL7583 and HL7584), what assessment they have made of whether the same...

      Woodford Investment Management

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the initiative at Woodford Investment Management to publish monthly all the costs that investors pay.

      Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review the Financial Conduct Authority authorisation exemption for insolvency practitioners.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Civil Nuclear Constabulary: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what meetings (1) the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and (2) other ministers, have had with (a) the Civil Nuclear Police Authority, (b)...

    • Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of UK environmental and climate change legislation derives (1) from EU directives transposed into UK legislation, (2) from EU regulations...

  • Department of Health

    • Human Embryo Experiments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 17 March (HL7118) and 25 April (HL7391), what assessment they have made of (1) the specific...

    • HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis in the prevention of HIV.

      Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to replace direct funding of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency by fees paid by industry.

      Mental Health Services: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the advice given in the Dancing To Our Own Tunes guidance by the National Survivor User Network, what assessment they have made of the...

      Health Services: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the guidance to health commissioners to mandate providers to complete minimum data sets, what assessment they have made of whether high...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of investment in public mental health intervention in each of the last three years.

      Mental Health Services: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the guidance for commissioners of mental health services to people from black and minority ethnic communities...

      Surrogate Motherhood

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to review the laws relating to surrogacy.

      Out-patients: Waiting Lists

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what mechanisms are in place to safeguard patients from delays to return hospital appointments beyond the clinically recommended time.

      Olympic Games: Brazil

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 11 and 12 February (HL5764 and HL5766) and by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 11 February (HL5765),...

      Hospital Wards: Gender

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to take action against hospital trusts which continue to breach mixed-sex accommodation guidance.

      Food: Hygiene

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to legislate to make restaurants and food outlets display their hygiene ratings.

      Pharmacy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the volume of advice given by community pharmacists to patients that is not covered by a commissioned services contract.

      Human Embryo Experiments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 22 January 2008 (WA 28), 21 April 2008 (WA 234) and 12 May 2008 (WA 109–10), what assessment...

      Human Embryo Experiments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 25 April (HL7390), what assessment the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has...

      Pneumococcal Diseases: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 26 April (HL7576), why the current section 7a public health functions agreement does not include...

      Misoprostol

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Misoprostol is approved for usage in obstetrics and gynaecology in the UK, and if so, for what specific purposes.

      Human Embryo Experiments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 25 April (HL7391), whether the single stem cell line from the research project R0152 that was in...

      Peterborough City Hospital

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times in the three years since 1 May 2013 the maternity unit at Peterborough City Hospital has closed its doors to women about to give birth.

      Midwives

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many midwives are currently employed in NHS maternity services, and how many additional midwives will be needed in 2017 to enable the effective operation...

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