Written answers

Thursday, 12 May 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 36401, whether the Cabinet Secretary's involvement in the Infrastructure and Projects Authority's...

    • Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2016 to Question 23836, on railways: franchises, on which franchises the partnership referred to in that Answer...

      East Coast Railway Line: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the InterCity East Coast franchisee expects to introduce free WiFi for standard class passengers on trains on routes under that franchise.

      East Coast Railway Line: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what premium payments were made by the InterCity East Coast franchisee to his Department in 2015-16.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential economic effect of the High Speed 2 project on Coventry; and if he will make a statement.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 May 2016 to Question 35371, if he will provide a breakdown of statutory blight regime and HS2 discretionary scheme...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 April 2016 to Question 34946, what the recent meetings held by Ministers and officials of his Department with the motor...

      Wrecks: Hebrides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will suspend the procurement exercise for the recovery of the FV Louisa pending investigation of the tendering process for that recovery.

      Railways: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fatalities have occurred on the railway network in Great Britain since 2014.

      Passenger Ships: Norovirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with Fred Olson cruise lines and his US counterparts on the welfare of passengers aboard MV Balmoral who have...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 36423, whether the package of measures to mitigate the impact of Heathrow Airport expansion on local...

      Climate Change: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on the potential effect of airport expansion on the UK's...

      Electric Vehicles: Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many additional electric motorcycles his Department expects to register as a result of the introduction of the motorcycle plug-in scheme.

  • Home Office

    • Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Security at the Home Office in the sitting of the Investigatory Powers Bill of...

    • National Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, (a) how much funding was allocated to and (b) how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by (i) the National Crime Agency (NCA), (b)...

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) professionals, (b) nominated officers and (c) other nominated officers were prosecuted for failure to disclose under sections...

      Home Office: EU Law

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

      National Crime Agency: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals working for which organisations have received clearance to directly access the database of Suspicious Activity Reports...

      Detention Centres: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many property interference authorisations were granted to each immigration removal centre inspected by the Office of Surveillance...

      Cybercrime: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2016 to Question 34842, how much of the £3.95 million spent on Cyber Streetwise in 2014-15 was spent...

      Civil Nuclear Constabulary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish Government plans to deploy armed officers from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary to support territorial police forces and...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were on the HM Passport Office stop file on 31 December (a) 2015, (b) 2014, (c) 2013, (d) 2012, (e) 2011, and (f) 2010.

      Passports: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fraudulently-obtained genuine passports HM Passport Office has detected in each year from 2010 to date.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are currently on the HM Passport Office stop file.

      HM Passport Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff are in the HM Passport Office team which acts as the single point of entry for law enforcement partners.

      Data Protection: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects that the Government's proposed improvements to subject access request IT infrastructure will be completed.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have been reunited with their families in the UK in (a) the last five years and (b) the last year under (i) the EU Dublin...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the Complex Casework Directorate resources to manage the application for renewal of...

      Money Laundering: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which foreign countries made requests to the UK to recover criminal assets they had identified as having been laundered in the UK in each...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 1 February 2016 to Questions 23158 and 23749, on vetting, what progress she has made in compiling the data.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to encourage other countries to accept unaccompanied refugee children in Europe.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to place unaccompanied refugee children from European countries with foster families or in local authority care...

      Deportation: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 April 2016 to Question 35127, what the average cost of removing to India a person who had been refused leave to...

      Deportation: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 April 2016 to Question 35126, how many people who were refused leave to remain in 2015 were removed to India;...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the number of unaccompanied asylum seeking child refugees of each (a) gender and (b) age group who...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate she has made of the number of people who have had their application for asylum refused but cannot legally be returned...

      Asylum: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers were resident in each London borough in 2015.

      Visas: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visa applications from Pakistan for applicants wishing to visit the UK were (a) made, (b) accepted and (c) refused in (i) 2012,...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) single adult males and (b) single adult females were in reciept of support under the provisions of section 4 of the Immigration...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the (a) extra cost to police forces and (b) extra staff hours in police forces resulting from the change in...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many traffic police officers were employed in each police force area in each of the last five years.

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Justice on the potential implications of the proposals in the Policing and...

      Asylum: Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the findings of the Government's Human Rights and Democracy Report 2015, published on 21 April...

      Detainees: Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from Eritrea are currently held in immigration detention centres in the UK.

      Deportation: Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many adults from Eritrea who previously applied for asylum as unaccompanied children were served with removal directions in (a) 2013,...

      Asylum: Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) translation services and (b) other specialist provisions the Government provides to unaccompanied asylum seeking children from Eritrea.

      Immigration Controls: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people carrying passports from other EU member states were refused entry to the UK in each of the last five years for which figures...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for how long the Semaphore system was subject to a national power outage between 12 and 17 June 2015.

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2016 to Question 35786, to which countries mutual legal assistance requests were made in the period from...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 April 2016 to Question 35126, on deportation, how many removals were cancelled after an assessment by a medical...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people on the Warnings Index her Department knows to have entered the UK since 6 May 2010.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 36490, for what reason information on the number of (a) EU and (b) non-EU nationals refused...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times the Semaphore eBorders system has been affected by a national power outage since 6 May 2010; and when each of those power...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to publish asylum support statistics by gender as part of the Government's quarterly immigration statistics.

      South Yorkshire Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of a public inquiry related to the miners' strike and events at Orgreave in 1984.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) single adult men, (b) single adult women, (c) families and (d) single-parent families were in receipt of support under section...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to consider the final report of the Home Affairs Committee's planned inquiry into asylum accommodation before...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who on the Government's warnings index is known to have travelled to which destinations during the Semaphore eBorders system national power...

      Immigration: Kuwait

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2016 to Question 21679, when her Department's investigations into applications for family reunion from...

      Domestic Violence: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to extend the cross-government definition of domestic violence and abuse to include people...

      Homicide: Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to protect Rwandans residing in the UK from assassination.

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 36224, on proceeds of crime, how many reporters received no reply within seven working days...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Colombia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Colombian counterpart to ensure that the Mothers of Soacha are able to keep their...

    • Haiti: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the UN and the EU on helping the Haitian authorities conclude the second round of a...

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Department for Transport on the proposal to develop a work plan to define the shipping...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the effect of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas in Yemen.

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the abduction, forced conversion and forced marriage of underage Christian girls in...

      Ethiopia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the implications for his policies are of the 19 January 2016 Motion for a Resolution of the European Parliament on the...

      Burundi: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to prevent atrocities, such as the Gatumba massacre, from taking place in Burundi.

      Burundi: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to formally encourage the Burundian government to play a greater role in the truth and reconciliation process...

      Burundi: UN Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the enactment of UN Security Council Resolution 2248 on Burundi, passed on 12 November 2015.

      Burundi: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on the imposition of sanctions on the Burundian government.

      Burundi: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on progress in the Eastern African mediation process in relation to the crisis in Burundi; and if...

      Burundi: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that Burundi implements the recommendations of the Arusha Accords.

      Rwanda: Constitutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the change in constitution in Rwanda; and what assessment he has made of whether that change...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Dairy Products

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

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Tata Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the UK could act unilaterally to take an equity stake greater than 25 per cent in Tata Steel while being a member of the EU.

    • Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was paid in student loans to students from each other EU member state in each of the last five years.

      Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will bring forward legislative proposals on redundancy to specify that the word establishment applies to a whole business...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether it is his policy that the proposed public register of beneficial owners of companies will provide details of the names...

      Tata Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the Government is involved in discussions with Tata UK on whether Tata UK plans to reverse the sale of some or all of...

      Skills Funding Agency: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of how many apprenticeships were lost as a result of the early termination of contracts by...

      Employment: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 31 March 2016 to Question 31997, on employment: telephone services, if he will provide that data for...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2016 to Question 36124, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of the...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when officials of his Department last met with representatives of the devolved administrations to discuss (a) how the...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the Government's policy is on whether an employer with an annual pay bill of under £3 million will be liable to pay...

      Universities: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with higher education institutions about the potential effect of changes in the level of university...

      Universities: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many staff were employed on (a) fixed-term and (b) atypical contracts at UK universities in each of the last five years.

      Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answers of 16 February 2016 to Question 26010 and 11 April 2016 to Question 32109, when he now plans to...

      Students: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what measures the Government has (a) planned and (b) implemented to monitor the effects of abolishing student maintenance grants...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, from which academic year the Government plans that a Sharia-compliant student loan will be available for Muslim students.

      Overseas Trade: Mexico

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps the Government is taking to increase British trade with Mexico.

      Universities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to reduce the reliance of universities on state funding.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the Government plans to introduce a Sharia-compliant Takaful alternative finance product for students unable to access...

      Comet Group: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment the Government made of the effectiveness of the insolvency system after the collapse of Comet in 2012; and what...

      British Home Stores: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the oral contribution of the then Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on 20 December 2012,...

      Comet Group: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the oral contribution of the then Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on 20 December 2012,...

      Comet Group: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the oral contribution of the then Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on 20 December 2012,...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise on 9 May 2016, Official Report,...

      Electric Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to support the electric car industry.

  • Department for International Development

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Aberdeen North of 1 December 2015, on foreign aid.

    • Mozambique: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which projects her Department plans to close following its decision to suspend financial aid payments to the government of Mozambique.

      Ethiopia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, in what ways Government aid to Ethiopia assisted in improving democracy and human rights in that country in 2015-16; and if she will...

      Rwanda: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what conditionality in relation to governance and human rights is applied to aid to Rwanda.

      Rwanda: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support issuances of land titles and registration of land in Rwanda.

      Great Lakes Region: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to encourage other nations to contribute bilateral donations to the Great Lakes regional appeal.

      Central Africa: Widowed People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to support widows of genocide and conflict in Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Burundi: Bilateral Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to develop a bilateral programme of aid for Burundi similar to programmes for Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department plans to take to ensure that the Education cannot wait: the fund for education in emergencies focuses on (a)...

  • Department for Education

    • Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2016 to Question 30801, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to amend section 136 of the Education and...

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support her Department is providing to schools engaging in consultation processes on the Government's policy that all schools should become...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what role local authorities will have in school place planning under the proposals in her Department's White Paper, Educational excellence everywhere,...

      Office of the Schools Adjudicator: London Oratory School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much the Office of the Schools Adjudicator has spent on legal action related to the London Oratory School since 2013; and how much of those costs...

      Department for Education: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many responses to freedom of information requests have been reviewed by her Department's special advisers before being issued to the individual or...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 May 2016 to Question 36211, whether (a) free and (b) new schools which open in a local education authority area are funded...

      Offences against Children: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many cases of child abuse and neglect were reported in (a) Merseyside and (b) St Helens in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012, (iv) 2013, (v) 2014...

      Academies: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the cost of converting schools into academies in (a) St Helens North constituency and (b) Merseyside.

      Class Sizes: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many key stage 1 children in (a) Ashfield and (b) Nottinghamshire were in classes of more than 30 children in the academic year beginning...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the average cost to the public purse of an additional (a) school place and (b) classroom in each of the next three years.

      Schools: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations she has received from (a) local authorities and (b) other bodies on the pressures on school places due to immigration from (i) EU...

      Primary Education: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many primary school age children from Nottinghamshire who have applied for a place at primary school starting in September 2016 were not accepted...

      Primary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department has issued to local education authorities on setting admission criteria for oversubscribed primary schools.

      Primary Education: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and which primary schools in (a) Ashfield constituency and (b) Nottinghamshire were full or oversubscribed for the school years commencing...

      Students: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 April 2016 to Question 33944, whether the decision not to change statutory guidance on post-16 transport to education and...

      Special Educational Needs: Greater Manchester

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

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to improve transparency and accountability in spending by schools.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the press notice Next Steps to spread educational excellence everywhere announced, dated 6 May 2016, how long before she made the...

      Special Educational Needs: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of the Dedicated Schools Grant allocated to Lancashire County Council was spent on Special Educational Needs support for children under five...

      Teachers: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 36326, what representations she has received from (a) schools and (b) trades union representatives on...

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the total amount awarded to schools in pre-opening support grants in each month of the last three years; and if she will...

      Special Educational Needs: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in (a) Burnley and (b) Lancashire have an Education, Health and Care 0-25 years Special Educational Needs plan.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Young Offenders: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many exception incident reports have been submitted to the Youth Justice Board or Ministers in his Department by (a) youth offender institutions,...

    • Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the proportion of young offenders remanded to local authority accommodation that stayed in local authority accommodation...

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many foreign national offenders from each other EU member state serving a custodial sentence in the UK in each of the last 10 years have been...

      Prisoners: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners convicted of each offence in the violence against the person category are held in open wings of closed prisons.

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answers of 5 and 12 January 2016 to Questions 20499 and 20722, what assessment his Department has made of the relationship between...

      Child Rearing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance is issued to family court judges on Parental Alienation syndrome and implacable hostility.

      Courts: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the current total balance is of outstanding financial penalties imposed by courts.

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister, what funding from the public purse was allocated to the event at the British Museum which he addressed on 9 May 2016.

    • Suliman Gani

      To ask the Prime Minister, if he will clarify his recent remarks concerning Suliman Gani.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance there is for briefing relatives following Boards of Inquiry which take place when there has been an in-service death; and if he will make...

    • Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to encourage more businesses to sign the Armed Forces Covenant.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) E3-D Sentry and (b) Voyager aircraft are in operational use.

      Armed Forces: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2016 to Question 34579, what plans his Department has to publish information on the performance of the Defence...

      Great Lakes Region: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the purpose is of the training provided by the UK armed forces to the security and armed forces personnel of Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Work Programme: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of offenders who joined the Work Programme on leaving prison secured a sustained job outcome within two years in each year...

    • Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to change provision of the Post Office Card Account.

      Jobcentres: Lytham St Annes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff are employed by Jobcentre Plus at Westmorland House, Lytham St. Annes.

      Jobcentres: Lytham St Annes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to close or relocate Jobcentre Plus at Westmorland House, Lytham St. Annes.

      Disability Living Allowance: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much in supplementary payments he estimates will be paid to disability living allowance claimants in Northern Ireland refused personal...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have decreased their working hours in order to remain eligible for the carers allowance...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the budget is for food produced for her Department's offices at Smith Square, London; and what proportion of food...

    • Agriculture: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on farmers in (a) Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross and (b)...

      Bees: Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, by what means she will assess the risk to bee populations when considering emergency applications for the use of...

      Petrol Alternatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has reviewed the Alternative Fuels Framework as part of its consultation on its National Air Quality Plan.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the comparative particulate pollution created by (a) diesel and (b) electric cars.

      Food: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on British farming of the Plan for Public Procurement, published in...

      Pollinators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the financial value of pollinators to the economy; and if she will make a statement.

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the total (a) cost of monitoring and (b) number of full-time equivalent officials of her...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of households that owned their home in each year since 2010; and if he...

    • European Regional Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of administering EU Regional Development Funds in each of the (a) last and (b)...

      Private Rented Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken to help people in receipt of housing benefit secure private rented accommodation.

      Cornish Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2016 to Question 35516, how much funding was allocated to programmes to support the learning of...

      Communities and Local Government: Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 May 2016 to Question 36169, how many taxi journeys his Department paid for in each of the last five...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of what the likely change in the level of social housing stock will be if the proposed...

      Affordable Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of affordable starter homes that will be built in (a) Tottenham, (b)...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken to review the rating system for fibre networks in order to remove disadvantages for new operators.

      Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many specially adapted homes for (a) disabled and (b) elderly people there were in (i) Sunderland, (ii) the North East and...

      Sleeping Rough: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2016 to Question 33117, which programmes the reprioritisation of £100 million in...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which (a) communities and (b) projects will receive funding from the English Language scheme.

      Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the Housing and Planning Bill on housing associations that...

  • HM Treasury

    • Taxation: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many European Court of Justice decisions on taxation his Department has (a) won and (b) lost in the last six years.

    • Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on 13 April 2016, Official Report, column 374, on tax avoidance and...

      Taxation: Business

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraphs H.2 to H.6 of HM Revenue and Customs document, Measuring tax gaps 2015 edition: methodological annex, published in October...

      Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department's news story of 10 April 2016, UK launches cross-government taskforce on the Panama Papers, how many full-time equivalent...

      Treasury: Dairy Products

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

      Taxation: Profits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was raised by the diverted profits tax in 2015-16.

      Treasury: Legal Representation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for how many court and tribunal cases his Department did not send a legal representative in each year since 2009-10.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what sub-departments HMRC has in addition to the Tax Capacity Building Unit, the Large Business Service/Directorate, the Compliance Unit, the Transfer...

      Advance Pricing Agreements

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many advance pricing arrangements (APAs) were agreed between companies and his Department in each year since 2009-10; how many such arrangements...

      Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the tax gap was for (a) income tax, (b) national insurance contributions and (c) capital gains tax in each year since 2009-10.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to set target levels of reformulation for soft drinks manufacturers under the soft drinks industry levy.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will include a time limit in the terms of the soft drinks industry levy such that that levy would cease to apply if reformulation targets are met by...

      Multinational Companies: Annual Reports

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what timeline he has set for all multinational companies operating in the UK to publish country-by-country reporting; and how that requirement will be enforced.

      Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of gross income of the top one per cent income bracket which people in that bracket paid in (a) direct and (b)...

      Developing Countries: Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that UK corporate tax rules do not incentivise companies to avoid tax in developing countries.

      Tax Avoidance: Private Sector

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take to ensure that private sector companies are responsible for their off-payroll workers who use personal service companies paying...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when Lifetime ISAs will be available to the public.

      Insolvency

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff at HM Revenue and Customs work on insolvency procedures.

      Insolvency

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much HM Revenue and Customs has received related to insolvency procedures in each of the last five years.

      Individual Savings Accounts: Occupational Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is his Department's policy that employees should be offered the choice of either auto-enrolment or paying into a Lifetime ISA as a means for...

      Insolvency

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost was to HM Revenue and Customs related to insolvency procedures in each of the last five years.

      Revenue and Customs: Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times HM Revenue and Customs has been a creditor in the last five years.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Department of Energy and Climate Change: Dairy Products

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

    • Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what plans she has to establish a cross-government team on the deployment of renewable and low-carbon heating.

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when her Department intends to publish its report on the whole system costs of different sources and methods of low-carbon and...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that ancillary services, including black start, are available to the national grid...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the case for including (a) biomass energy and (b) biomass conversions from former...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will make an assessment of the feasibility of using biomass conversion and energy generation to mitigate job losses from the...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what consideration her Department has given to the implications of whole-system costs of different forms of renewable energy...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to promote the development of biomass technologies.

      Tidal Power: Marine Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what data her Department holds on the number of (a) seals, (b) cetaceans and (c) other marine species killed by tidal energy installations.

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress has been made on the techno-economic assessment of small modular reactors which was due to conclude at the end of March 2016.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's policies on green energy of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

      Wind Power: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to support the development of offshore wind energy generation in Scotland.

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to increase exploration for oil and gas in the North Sea.

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policy on the building of a nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C of the...

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assistance she plans to provide for the development of tidal stream power technology.

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will make it her policy to renegotiate with EDF the strike price for Hinkley Point C power station.

      Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she plans to take to improve the effectiveness of the energy supply market for businesses.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether it is his policy is on forcing overseas territories to publish public registers of beneficial ownership.

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2016 to Question 35770, what technical and practical barriers will prevent the Electoral Commission implementing a...

      Anti-corruption Summit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a list of people who attended the Anti-Corruption Summit on 12 May 2016.

      Anti-corruption Summit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to ensure that the commitments made at the Anti-Corruption Summit (a) are ambitious, (b) are specific, (c) include a timeframe...

      Anti-corruption Summit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a list of the commitments negotiated at the Anti-Corruption Summit of 12 May 2016 after that summit has taken place.

      Anti-corruption Ministerial Group

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, who sits on the Inter-Ministerial Group on Corruption.

      Anti-corruption Ministerial Group

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the budget is for the Inter-Ministerial Group on Corruption.

      Anti-corruption Summit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 36373, which overseas territories and Crown dependencies have declined the invitation to attend the...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many 16 and 17 year olds from (a) West Midlands and (b) Birmingham Yardley have participated in the National Citizen Service in each year since it...

      Homicide: Merseyside

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

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many public procurement contracts were won by small and medium-sized businesses in North West Norfolk in the last five years.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many small and medium-sized businesses in North West Norfolk placed a bid on a public contract in the last two years.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what (a) the cost to the public purse has been of and (b) advice he has sought or received from the Electoral Commission on Government plans to promote...

      Anti-corruption Summit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which British Overseas Territories and Crown dependencies have been invited to the UK Anti-Corruption Summit on 12 May 2016.

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for (a) Health and (b) International Development on implementation of the Independent Review on...

      Civil Servants: Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of Civil Service Fast Stream employees based in London complete a placement outside London.

      Chernobyl

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Civil Contingencies Unit has made an assessment of the current levels of radioactive contamination existing in upland areas across the UK...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish responses to the Broadband Universal Service Obligation consultation.

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of named day written parliamentary questions have been answered after the specified date by each Minister...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many voucher codes have been issued to date under the satellite broadband subsidy scheme; and for what proportion of those codes...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which suppliers are approved to install the service offered under the satellite broadband subsidy scheme; and what regulation those...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he plans to take to address installation issues arising from the satellite broadband subsidy scheme.

      BBC Worldwide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the contribution was to the public purse of BBC Worldwide in 2015.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that Ofcom implements the recommendations from its Strategic Review of Digital...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the £1.7 billion funding for the Superfast Broadband Programme is from (a) central government (b) local...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons Annunciator System: Internet

      To ask the Rt. hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will make information on the House of Commons annunciator available online...

  • Department of Health

    • Drugs: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to increase competition in the pharmaceutical wholesale market.

    • Department of Health: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of hotel bookings his Department made for its (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c)...

      Agency Nurses: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much (a) Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and (b) Nottingham University Hospitals spent on agency nurses in the last three financial years.

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce variation across the UK in access to surgical and transcatheter interventions for heart valve disease.

      Care Homes: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received from care home operators about their financial viability.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of restricting advertising on e-cigarettes on people using tobacco products.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons NHS England is reconsidering its positioning on commissioning pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV.

      Pregnancy: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on the introduction of cell-free DNA non-invasive prenatal testing of the finding of the...

      Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many individuals with musculoskeletal conditions have (a) been offered patient education programmes and (b) attended patient education programmes.

      General Practitioners: Manchester Withington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time GPs have been employed in Manchester, Withington constituency in each year since 2010.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many students currently receive the NHS bursary in (a) England and (b) Manchester, Withington constituency.

      Nurses: Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of public health nurses to delivering the prevention agenda in the NHS England Five Year...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of public health nursing to (a) improving the health of the population and preventing acute...

      Schools: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of rising school rolls on the number of school nurse training places required.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that the pricing rules set out in the national tariff guidance take into account the different costs bases of mental...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that block contracts are being phased out for mental health services.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will require NHS England to set out commissioning responsibilities for mental healthcare.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is a legal requirement that urgent mental health referrals for admission are fully funded.

      Mental Illness: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2016 to Question 26065, on mental illness: employment, whether the guidance for businesses on addressing mental...

      Social Work: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many students studying social work in Lancashire are in receipt of a bursary.

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the role of his Department is planned to be in implementing the recommendations of the Independent Review on Antimicrobial Resistance.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of replacing the NHS bursary with student loans on the number of healthcare students; and...

      Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that the NHS England consultation on a proposed method to support investment decisions in specialised commissioning...

      General Practitioners: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with NHS England on reducing medical indemnity costs for GPs.

      General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to increase the level of funding allocated for staffing in GP practices.

      Ambulance Services: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the current average response times are for ambulances responding to C1 and C2 incidents.

      Ambulance Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulances are currently in service in London; and how many ambulances were in service in London in each of the last five years.

      Health Professions: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many allied health professionals are working in Lancashire.

      Pharmacy: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many students in (a) the UK, (b) the North West and (c) Lancashire are studying for a clinical pharmacy diploma.

      Pharmacy: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many students in Lancashire studying a clinical pharmacy diploma are in receipt of a bursary.

      Social Workers: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many social workers are working in Lancashire.

      London Ambulance Service: Paramedical Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many paramedics were employed by the London Ambulance Service in each of the last five years.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of pharmacies in the UK in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Social Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the reduction of funds collected under the "pay to stay" proposals for household incomes of £30,000 outside London, and...

    • Floods: European Union Solidarity Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in their application to the EU Solidarity Fund for flood relief, and when they anticipate the first payments from that fund will...

  • Leader of the House of Lords

    • Standing Orders

      To ask the Leader of the House whether she is satisfied with the existing Standing Orders relating to the consideration of primary legislation in its later stages, and if not, whether she will...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Han Choong Yeol

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that North Korean agents have killed the Korean-Chinese pastor Han Choong Yeol.

    • Han Choong Yeol

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will raise with the Chinese authorities reports that North Korean agents entered Chiangbai and murdered the Korean-Chinese pastor Han Choong Yeol.

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Prime Minister’s comments regarding the stability of peace in Europe if the UK leaves the EU, what contingency plans they have made.

      North Korea: Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the detention and expulsion of BBC journalists from North Korea.

      North Korea: Freedom of Expression

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the North Korean authorities about the treatment of British journalists and the continued breach of Article 19 of the...

      Diplomatic Service: Arabic

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many British Ambassadors based in the Middle East and North Africa (1) speak Arabic, and (2) are able to conduct official business in Arabic.

      Olympic Games: Brazil

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the current political crisis in Brazil on the country's stability and security ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Belfast Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether parity of esteem as established in the Belfast Agreement 1998 applies to people who live in the Republic of Ireland.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Trade Union Bill: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 19 April (HL Deb, col 614), whether they will write to the Welsh Government Minister for Public Services...

    • Minimum Wage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will name those businesses that are known to have changed the terms and conditions of their low-paid workers in order to recover some of the...

      Managers: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills tracks the performance of FTSE 100 companies and is able to identify where any company has...

      Managers: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy that FTSE 100 executive pay is a matter solely for shareholders or also for a wider group of affected stakeholders such as pension...

      Managers: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy, in circumstances where more than 50 per cent of shareholder votes oppose executive pay awards, that the companies' boards should...

      Managers: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to legislate to change non-binding shareholder votes in relation to executive pay in public companies to binding votes if they pass the...

      Managers: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce a duty on shareholders of a significant size to address executive pay and company performance and increase those shareholders'...

      Managers: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to legislate to introduce voting thresholds that empower shareholders in the operations of public companies in relation to executive pay.

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of leaving the EU on businesses that export within the EU single market and on individual sectors.

      Business: UK Membership of EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance and specific information they have provided, or plan to provide, to businesses about the impact of the UK leaving the EU on individual business...

      Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: NHS

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to publish the draft Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership agreement and any information they have on risks to the NHS posed by that...

      Pregnancy: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of figures released by the Citizens' Advice Bureau indicating that pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the workplace is...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of leaving the EU on businesses that trade with Europe, and how those businesses may communicate that impact.

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have given any consideration to suspending aid to the Palestinian Authority in the light of its decision to transfer over £85 million a...

  • Department for Education

    • Gcse

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what analysis they have carried out of the performance of sponsored academy schools compared to similar local authority maintained schools based on GCSE...

    • Faith Schools

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to tackle persistent staff segregation by gender at some independent faith schools, as recently identified by the Chief Inspector of Schools.

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the long-term impact of the introduction of SAT exams on vulnerable children.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Bail

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people were sentenced for failure to answer to bail in each of the last five years; and what was the average (1) fine, and (2) custodial sentence...

  • The Lord Chairman of Committees

    • Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Chairman of Committees, further to the Written Answer by the Chairman of Committees on 28 April (HL7763), what was the total cost for the services provided by Electoral Reform Services...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • European Parliament: Art Works

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 21 April (HL7637), whether they will now state what contingency plans they have drawn up, if any,...

    • European Parliament: Art Works

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 21 April (HL7637), whether the new settlement for the UK in the EU negotiated by the Prime...

      UN Convention for Protection of Cultural Property in Event of Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce legislation to ratify the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • British Home Stores: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review, or charge others to review, the performance of the trustees of the BHS pension schemes, and whether the current trustees are fit...

    • British Home Stores: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they, the Pensions Regulator, or the Pension Protection Fund have in the last three years had discussions with BHS, Lady Green or Sir Philip Green...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Anaerobic Digestion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what barriers they have identified to the further growth of the waste-fed anaerobic digestion sector.

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will extend the deadline for claims for basic farm payments for 2016 until 31 May or later.

      Food Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to gather evidence on food insecurity in the UK.

      Milk: Origin Marking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to strengthen the labelling of milk products to show country of origin.

      Hedgehogs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 25 April (HL7529), whether badger predation on hedgehogs is increasing or decreasing.

      Tree Planting

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have gathered on the contribution that the 64 million new trees to be planted by the Woodland Trust in England would make to carbon...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the levels of fly-tipping on private land across the UK in each of the last five years.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to improve the reporting of fly-tipping on private land, since the publication of Defra’s 2010 report, Fly Tipping:...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the European Parliament's proposal to ban the herbicide glyphosate for garden use, they intend to vote for re-approval of glyphosate...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they anticipate being in a position to reply to the representations made to Lord Bates and to Lord Keen of Elie about Syrian Christian families seeking...

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their intention that, in the event of the UK leaving the EU, citizens of EU member states who had previously settled in the UK would be...

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how long it takes on average for the UK to take charge of asylum claims made under the Dublin III Regulations.

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how long it takes on average for the UK to reach a decision on asylum claims made under the Dublin III Regulations.

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 4 May (HL7852), why they only conduct "targeted passport checks against selected cohorts of...

      Police: Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in working with Chief Police Officers to tackle cybercrime.

      Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of cybercrime attacks and their impact on the UK economy.

      Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that businesses and individuals are being adequately protected from the financial impact of cybercrime.

      Turkey: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards implementation of the provisions of the EU–Turkey Joint Action Plan to tackle the migrant crisis in line with EU...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • UK Membership of EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Prime Minister’s comments regarding the stability of peace in Europe if the UK leaves the EU, what steps they have taken to...

    • Arab States: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy with regard to future deployment of troops in (1) Iraq, and (2) Libya.

  • HM Treasury

    • Wealth

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the claim by the Institute for Fiscal Studies that the proposal to stop collecting data on the wealthiest 1 per cent in the...

    • Embassies: Home Country Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they ascertain the number of local staff at a foreign embassy who are liable to pay tax.

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 28 April (HL Deb, col 1244), what provision was made in the Treasury document published on 18...

      Financial Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take steps to encourage fund managers to take research costs out of their management fees, rather than deducting those costs through...

      Taxation: Malawi

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in the renegotiation of the 1955 tax treaty between the UK and Malawi, and when the new treaty is expected to be agreed and signed.

      London Stock Exchange: Deutsche Borse

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that the London Stock Exchange estimates that its acquisition by Deutsche Bourse will lead to a reduction of...

      Credit Cards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to investigate the growth in the number of banks offering unsecured credit cards with interest and principal payment grace periods of more...

      Credit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the growth in private sector credit; the use of lending strategies by banks; payday lenders and peer-to-peer lenders; and...

      Banks: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are monitoring the lending practices of "challenger banks" particularly with regard to their use of high loan-to-value ratios and low...

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether British banks or the public purse could be compelled to participate in a scheme to rescue a failing bank based in the Eurozone to make a new...

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times the cross-department ministerial group to tackle illicit trade in tobacco has met since it was announced in the budget of March 2015; and...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider giving the owners of Alternative Tier One instruments capital voting rights in banks which are approaching a contingent...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Profumo Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the 100-year embargo on declassification of the papers of the 1963 Denning inquiry into the Profumo affair has been reduced to a shorter retention period.

    • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is legal for the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to advertise and provide access to the Government's referendum leaflet on its main website...

      Public Bodies: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage public bodies, including the BBC, to recruit and promote individuals based on merit alone, and to move away from any...

  • Department of Health

    • Midwives: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many midwives in the UK will complete their training in 2016.

    • Doctors

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the NHS of the predicted loss of 35 per cent of current clinical pharmacologist consultant posts through...

      Exercise

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report of the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges in February 2015, Exercise: The miracle cure and the role of the doctor...

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