Written answers

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Motorcycles: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding is allocated to motorcycling safety in his Department's budget for the current year.

    • M6

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations his Department has received on (a) noise and dust and (b) other disruptions affecting local residents caused by current major...

      Transport: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has invested in transport in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire since 5 February 2015.

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Surveying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the utilisation rate was for Maritime and Coastguard Agency surveyors in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Greece

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many take charge requests under the family unity provision of the Dublin III Regulation the UK has received for transfer from Greece in...

    • Cross Border Cooperation: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the UK would lose access to the Prüm Convention in the event of a vote to leave the EU.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish all of her Department's statistics on the incidents of (a) domestic violence and (b) dowry related abuse in the UK.

      Visas: Latvia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visas have been issued to Latvians who are categorised as non-citizens in each year since 2010.

      Asylum: Calais

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether all children in Calais with valid family reunion claims and the first 300 of those children identified as most at risk will be...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assurances she has had from EU partners that UK law enforcement agencies could still participate in the (a) European Criminal Records...

      European Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the likelihood that the UK would lose access to use of the European Arrest Warrant in the event of a vote to...

      Immigration Officers: Greece

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration officials of her Department are based in refugee camps in Greece; and by what means refugees are expected to make...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the French government about its initiative to restart the Middle East peace process to...

    • Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 10 May 2016 to Question 36136, what additional financial contributions his Department has made...

      Canada: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance the Government has offered to the Canadian government to help tackle the wildfire emergency in Alberta.

      Malawi: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on violence perpetrated against albino children in Malawi; and if he will make a statement.

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the UK's influence in the world of the UK leaving the EU.

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on peace and stability in Europe and around the world of the UK...

      India: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the strength of diplomatic and economic relations between India and the UK.

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the UK's international and diplomatic relations.

      Agriculture and Fisheries Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, If he will make it his policy that the Scottish Government Minister with responsibility for fisheries will chair meetings of...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Technology: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much of the adult skills budget, excluding apprenticeships, was spent on engineering and manufacturing technologies courses...

    • Higher Education: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to increase the proportion of men going to university.

      Apprentices: Taxation

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

      Higher Education: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many full-time students in receipt of a student loan completed undergraduate qualifications between 2011 and 2015 at...

      Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

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

      Apprentices: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprenticeships have been created in Yorkshire since May 2015.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the Government will make a multi-year commitment which increases in real terms funding for education in humanitarian situations.

    • Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will take steps to ensure that the Education Cannot Wait fund for education in emergencies is monitored to ensure that (a) the...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department plans to take to ensure the Education Cannot Wait fund for education in emergencies focuses on the most...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans the Government has to become a founding donor to the Education Cannot Wait fund for education in emergencies.

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government plans to become a founding donor of the Education cannot wait fund for education in emergencies, at its launch...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of (a) applicants to (b) successful applicants to and (c) successful graduates from the Troops to Teachers...

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) Statements of Special Educational Needs and (b) Education, Health and Care Plans were issued for each year from 2013; and how many such...

      Secondary Education: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the total number of agency supplied staff supplied to secondary schools in each of the last five years.

      Academies: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 18 April 2016 to Question 33136, who is responsible for seeking to direct the admission of children to academies.

      Children: Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to minimise the difference between the number of words to which young children in low-income and high-income...

      Science: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students took science A-levels in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

      Children: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of carers aged 16 and under looking after a relative in each of the last five years; and if she will make a...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 11 May 2016 to Question 36565, when she plans to make the decision on whether to update the statutory guidance on sex...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 11 May 2016 to Question 36152, which religious festivals prisoners were released on temporary licence to attend in each...

    • Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish the report evaluating the pilots of section 28 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999.

      Probate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's consultation on fee proposals for grants of probate, whether the proposed fees will reflect the (a) actual cost of...

      Probate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's consultation on fee proposals for grants of probate, what safeguards his Department plans to provide to enable...

      Missing Persons: Guardianship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the guardianship of the property and affairs of missing people.

      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 each band number of previous convictions in the last...

      Offenders: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of offenders were (a) remanded in custody and (b) released on court bail after being charged with an offence of (i) common...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish his Department's post-implementation review of tribunal fees.

      Bill of Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans to carry out an (a) impact and (b) equality assessment of the Government's policy of replacing the Human Rights Act 1998...

      Family Courts: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of stopping survivors of domestic abuse from being cross-examined by their abusers in family court...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel from 75 Engineer Regiment were deployed to Germany on training operations in each of the last six years.

    • Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel from each branch of the armed forces took part in cold weather training in each of the last six years.

      Amphibious Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans the Government has to retain the Army's wide-wet gap crossing capability after the withdrawal from service of the UK's M3 Amphibious Rig...

      Armed Forces: Baltic States

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) UK military personnel and (b) RAF Typhoons are currently deployed on NATO's Baltic air policing mission.

      Knightsbridge Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had about the future of the Knightsbridge Barracks.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British military personnel have been embedded with US military personnel flying drones or planes over Libya in the last six months.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the armed forces on contingency plans in the event of the UK leaving the EU.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment and Support Allowance: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 18 April 2016 to Question 33135, on employment and support allowance: inflammatory bowel disease, how many new...

    • Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 36333, on employment schemes, how much was spent on each of the programmes referred to...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 36280, how many people are waiting for a rearranged work capability assessment having...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what account his Department is taking of future levels of healthy life expectancy in making decisions on future levels of pension age.

      Universal Credit: Blackpool South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants there were in Blackpool South constituency in (a) June 2015, (b) December 2015 and (c) the latest month...

      Universal Credit: Northampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the progress that has been made in the rollout of universal credit in Northampton.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much Child Support Agency scheme arrears were being dealt with by the child maintenance service at 31 March 2016; and how many cases those...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former Child Support Agency (CSA) clients whose liability ended due to the CSA case closure process have been sent a notice of the...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many closed Child Support Agency cases with child maintenance arrears have been referred for arrears (a) cleansing and (b) validation...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for workplace inspections by the Health and Safety Executive in the next four years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to reply to the letter of 15 March 2016 on wage insurance from the hon. Member for Birkenhead.

      Motability: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with Parkinson's disease who leased a Motability vehicle under disability living allowance were assessed as being ineligible...

      Social Security Benefits: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with Parkinson's disease have been transferred from long-term disability living allowance to personal independence payment.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons 60 per cent of appeals made in personal independence payment cases have resulted in the initial decision being overturned.

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the rate of take-up of carer's allowance; and what steps he is taking to improve that rate.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 36280, for what reasons work capability assessments have been cancelled.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to reply to the letter of 1 March 2016 from the Rt hon. Member for Birkenhead on the recommendations made by the All-Party...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pieces of recording equipment are available in each region of the UK for the purposes of recording work capability assessments.

      Jobcentres: National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of people having to travel more than one hour to attend a jobcentre plus office in...

      Jobcentres: National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobcentre plus offices have been able to issue National Insurance numbers to new arrivals into the UK in each of the last six years.

      Motability: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with Parkinson's disease who were assessed as being ineligible under personal independence payment for a Motability vehicle to...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in receipt of (a) disability living allowance and (b) personal independence payments have (i) lost or (ii) gained the higher...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many safety inspections the Health and Safety Executive carried out in the last year for which figures are available; and what estimate he...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Health and Safety Executive has made of the effect of an ageing workforce on safety at work in the UK.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he intends to answer the letter to him dated 13 April 2016 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms L Taylor.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of when all exchange-only lines will have access to fibre broadband.

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of street level cabinets served by a fibre enabled exchange that are not planned to be...

      Mass Media: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government will hold an inquiry into regulation of non-print media.

      Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government about the effect on arts and...

      Mass Media: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government plans to bring into force section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013.

      Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he made of the cost of Part Two of the Leveson Inquiry.

      BBC: Political Impartiality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the proposals in his Department's White Paper, A BBC for the future, published in May 2016, what discussions he has...

      BBC: Archives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how the planned further opening of the BBC archive will be funded at the stage of (a) capture, (b) preservation, (c) cataloguing, (d)...

      BBC: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the potential cost of securing rights for content in relation to the creation of a BBC Ideas Service.

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Sport England's (a) implementation of the strategy to tackle inactivity and (b) use...

      Tickets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to lay the report relating to secondary ticketing before Parliament as required by section 94 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

      BBC: Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make representations to the BBC on ensuring the Your Paintings archive is maintained as on online resource.

      BBC: Video on Demand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on students living away from home of the closure of the iPlayer loophole.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that the pensions of people enrolled in pooled local government pension schemes are...

    • Business: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to encourage businesses into high street premises in town and city centres.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the likely effect of the extension of right-to-buy and the sale of council properties...

      Planning: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department provided to Lancashire County Council on the formulation of its service planning areas.

      Mayors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of metro-mayors since May 2015.

      Floods: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 27 April 2016 to Question 34978, what resources his Department plans to allocate to local...

  • Wales Office

    • Sports: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what proportion of people in Wales are involved in regular sport.

  • HM Treasury

    • Iron and Steel: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will undertake a comparative assessment of levels of business rates applying to steel producers in the UK and in other EU member states.

    • Taxation: Tanzania

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HM Revenue and Customs is in discussions with Tanzania about a tax treaty between the UK and Tanzania.

      Individual Savings Accounts: Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on levels of pension saving of the introduction of the lifetime ISA.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information HM Revenue and Customs holds on the number of people engaged in employment through an employment intermediary in each year since 2008.

      Revenue and Customs: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Autumn Statement of 25 November 2015, Official Report, column 1361, if he will place in the Library an itemised breakdown of to which...

      Tax Allowances: Personal Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) average amount in tax relief paid per higher rate tax relief payer and (b) total amount of tax relief for personal pension payments was in (i)...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the (a) potential effect on the triple lock pension policy and (b) the value of state pensions for people who retired...

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the potential effect of reductions in capital gains tax rates announced in the Budget 2016 on (a) the prevalence of converting...

      Mossack Fonseca

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will request that HM Revenue and Customs investigate the legality of the operations of those British Offshore entities registered with the Mossack...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the effect of the European Court of Justice's ruling on VAT on energy-saving materials of 4 June 2015,...

    • Climate Change: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much EU funding the UK has received to tackle climate change in each of the last 10 years.

  • Cabinet Office

    • EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what level of funding was awarded to the UK from the DAPHNE and Progress programmes in each year to 2014; to which Departments this funding was...

    • Divorce

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many divorces between people aged 30 and under took place in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Census: Armed Forces

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether questions about the armed forces community will be included in the next national census; and if he will make a statement.

      Lobbying

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his Department's news story of 27 April 2016, Update on a new clause to be inserted into grant agreements, whether his Department...

      Lobbying

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his Department's news story of 27 April 2016, Update on a new clause to be inserted into grant agreements, what guidance his...

      Census: Sikhs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make representations to the Office for National Statistics on including a separate ethnicity box for Sikh in the (a) 2021 census and (b)...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pigmeat: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to speed up the process enabling UK pig producers to export trotters to China.

    • Pollinators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the implementation of the National Pollinator Strategy.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether airlines are obliged to comply with the requirements of the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulations No. 1169/2011.

  • Department of Health

    • Asthma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the maximum distance recommended by NHS England is for people with severe asthma to travel to receive day-case treatment.

    • Medical Records: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what obligations private hospitals and NHS foundation trusts have to share the medical records of patients who have used both services (a) in general and...

      Minoxidil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the NHS plans to make minoxidil available to women who have lost their hair.

      Psoriasis: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many men have been diagnosed with psoriasis in England in each of the last five years.

      Hyperactivity: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the UK in each age group were diagnosed with ADHD in each of the last five years.

      WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which organisations will be represented in the UK delegation to the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in India in 2016.

      Care Homes: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will introduce a human rights charter for care homes; and if he will make a statement.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what statutory reasons (a) a resident of a care home may be evicted and (b) a relative of a person in a care home may be banned from visiting; and...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many relatives have been banned from visiting family members resident in local authority-funded care homes in each year since 2010.

      Care Homes: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to extend the 28-day eviction notice period for care home residents.

      Care Homes: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place to ensure that alternative accommodation is found for people evicted from a care home.

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to publish a new tobacco control strategy in the next two months.

      Clinical Psychologists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure that the workforce requirements for the delivery of the NHS England transformation plan can be met with qualified clinical...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the rate of smoking is in England among people over the age of 18.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by the Cancer Drugs Fund in 2015-16; and how much that fund is estimated to spend in 2016-17.

      Heart Diseases: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the Italian model of cardiac screening for young people involved in sport.

      Nurses: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) year-to-date and (b) forecast out-turn spend is in each NHS (i) trust and (ii) foundation trust on total agency nursing costs, excluding...

      Health Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of time is that a patient stays in an Assessment and Treatment Unit.

      Prescriptions: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Government spent on prescriptions for people over the age of 60 in full-time employment in each of the last five years that figures are...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether purdah arrangements for the EU referendum apply to policy statements to be published by NHS England on the commissioning of treatments.

      Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial contributions the Government has made to the Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service (a) in total for each of the last five...

      Muscular Dystrophy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, following the announcement on Twitter by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Life Sciences on 15 April 2016 that a Managed Access Agreement...

      Health Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients currently in Assessment and Treatment Units have been detained in that unit under the Mental Health Act 1983.

      Autism: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average time taken for autism diagnosis was by age and gender at time of diagnosis for each year from 2013.

      Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to take steps to increase diagnosis rates of familial hypercholesterolemia.

  • Department for Transport

    • Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timetable for deciding whether to allow a third runway at Heathrow.

    • Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the legal requirements for MOT testing are a devolved matter in Scotland; what assessment they have made of the requirement for new vehicles to be...

  • Home Office

    • Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of powdered or vaporised alcohol and its availability.

  • Department of Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether total Accident and Emergency (A&E) waiting times are calculated, for the purposes of reporting, from the time the ambulance arrives at A&E or...

    • Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many European Health Insurance Cards they have issued to citizens of each European Economic Area country in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Local Housing Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will take to protect and enhance the amount of local housing allowance paid by local authorities in England in order to meet the...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in developing the IT system to support the delivery of the Digital Apprenticeship Voucher, and what plans they have for testing...

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of leaving the EU on businesses that trade with the EU, and what guidance they have given to affected businesses...

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