Written answers

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 20 April 2016 to Question 32851, on Asylum housing, how many and what proportion of properties were deemed...

    • Asylum: Greece

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to accelerate the process of identifying and processing people who are eligible for family reunification...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police raids in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland resulted in potential victims of human trafficking being taken by the...

      Asylum: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance she has provided for her officials on the identification, screening and processing of people potentially entitled to make an...

      Marriage Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to provide for (a) mothers' names to be added on marriage certificates and (b) a...

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 19 April 2016 to Question 34024, whether the matter of family ties to the UK being considered only after...

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to extend the terms of reference of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse to investigate the abuse of children...

      Cumbria Constabulary: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers in Cumbria Constabulary are absent from work as a result of sickness or injuries caused by violence inflicted on...

      Cumbria Constabulary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents in the Cumbria Constabulary area were responded to by a single officer in each year since 2012.

      Nottinghamshire Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the role of chief superintendent for Nottingham at Nottinghamshire Police was removed on 1 May 2016; what consultation was...

      Nottinghamshire Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the effect will be on the pension entitlement of the Deputy Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police of her promotion to acting Chief...

      Alternatives to Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps law enforcement agencies can take to ensure that community resolution agreements are honoured.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Turkey: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Turkish counterpart to (a) re-open Turkey's borders to Syrian asylum seekers and (b)...

    • Sudan: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his Department will make representations to the government of Sudan on the arrests and daily reporting conditions imposed on...

      Middle East: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding the Government provided to each (a) Israeli and (b) Palestinian non-governmental organisation through the (i)...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Overseas Trade: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the Government's policy is on the granting of market economy status to China.

    • Overseas Trade: South Asia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Pakistan on increasing trade between the UK and (a) Pakistan and (b) Azad...

      Measurement: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many enforcement cases have been taken by which local weights and measures authorities since Chapter 15 of the Consumer...

      Employment: Telephone Services

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

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has to encourage the promotion of LGBT rights through its work with recipients of UK aid.

    • Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what programmes her Department provides to counter the use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war and subjugation.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 15 April 2016 to Question 32928, what issues of prisoner payments were raised with the Palestinian Authority...

  • Department for Education

    • Business: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to increase entrepreneurship and business education in schools.

    • Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding is available for learners formerly on the Youth Contract after the closure of that programme on 31 March 2016.

      University Technical Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much capital spending was committed to university technical colleges in (a) 2013, (b) 2014, (c) 2015 and (d) 2016.

      University Technical Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which university technical colleges closed in (a) 2013, (b) 2014, (c) 2015 and (d) 2016.

      Students: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether additional funding will be provided to support further education students who have to travel further to access education as a result of...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases relating to the (a) eviction of residents and (b) banning of guests in care homes have reached the High Court in each year since 2010.

    • Probate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's consultation on fee proposals for grants of probate, how fee income in excess of the costs of providing the Probate...

      Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of (a) men and (b) women who were remanded in custody (i) before conviction and (ii) after conviction did not go on to...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the petition entitled Introduce Helen's Law, published on the change.org website, what steps his Department is taking to encourage...

      Prisoners: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what provision HM Prison Service makes to meet the spiritual needs of prisoners who speak Welsh in prisons in (a) Wales and (b) other parts of the UK.

      Magistrates: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many magistrates have (a) resigned or (b) given notice to resign to HM Courts and Tribunals Service since February 2016; and how many magistrates...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has for the provision of rehabilitation and re-education for perpetrators of coercive control and intimate partner violence...

      Prison Service: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers for what reasons have taken long-term sick leave in each of the last five years.

  • Prime Minister

    • UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many of the leaflets entitled Why the Government believes that voting to remain in the European Union is the best decision for the UK, have been returned to (a) 10...

    • Prime Minister: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Prime Minister, if he will visit Northern Ireland before 23 June 2016.

      Radicalism

      To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to the Answer of 10 May 2016 to Question 36679, which of those specific groups of people referred to in that Question he has shared a speaking platform...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will visit Army and Sea Cadet detachments in Northern Ireland.

    • Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the original planned date was for cutting steel to begin for the first Type 26 Global Combat Ship; to what date this planned date has been moved;...

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the original projected in-service date was for the first Type 26 Global Combat Ship; and what the current projected in-service date is for first...

      Ministry of Defence: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which of his Department's contracts in the last five years used the largest proportion of British steel.

      Unmanned Marine Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the speed of development of unmanned underwater vehicles on the capability of Trident...

      Armed Forces: EU Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of UK military staff posted to (a) Eurocorps and (b) other EU institutions.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Motability: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons restrictions are placed on people aged over 65 seeking to lease a car through the Motability scheme.

    • Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of implementation of the Health and Safety Executive's strategy, Helping Great Britain...

      Access to Work Programme: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with a health condition affecting their hearing have received support from Access to Work grants to (a) start work, (b) stay...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, by when he plans to open the next triennial review of gaming machine stakes and prizes.

    • Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding his Department has provided for the (a) research, (b) education and (c) treatment of problem gambling in each year since...

      Gambling: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many gambling licenses were in effect in (a) Tottenham and (b) Greater London (i) in 2010 and (ii) on the most recent date for...

      Tourism: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to increase tourism in Yorkshire from (a) domestic and (b) foreign visitors.

      Gambling: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many gambling licenses were issued for premises in (a) Calderdale and (b) West Yorkshire in each year between 2005 and 2016.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to reduce regional variations in local authority (a) core spending power and (b) core...

    • Public Libraries: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support Lancashire County Council in (a) keeping library buildings open and (b)...

      Economic Growth: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Lancashire Enterprise Partnership in progressing Growth Deal projects.

      Council Tax Reduction Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the report Three years on: an independent review of Local Council Tax Support Schemes by Eric Ollerenshaw...

      Floods: European Union Solidarity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will confirm that any funding received as a result of the application for EU Solidarity Fund Assistance will be...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making superfast broadband a planning obligation on all new build properties

  • Wales Office

    • Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project.

    • Human Rights Act 1998: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on the potential effect on Wales of plans to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Iron and Steel: Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many Renewables Obligation Certificates have been issued to steel producers who have recycled energy in their steel plants.

    • EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what consideration she has given to the retention of Article 10(a) paragraph 16(a) of the EU Emissions Trading System, Directive...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much domestic solar PV by MWp was deployed in Quarter 1 of the new FIT scheme; and what the cap was for that quarter.

      Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will make it her policy to support French proposals for an EU-wide carbon floor price.

      Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will join the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition; and if she will make a statement.

      Oil: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, for what reasons it has not been practicable for her Department to lay the Committee on Climate Change report on Compatibility of...

      Oil: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when her Department plans to lay the Committee on Climate Change report on Compatibility of Onshore Petroleum with meeting UK carbon...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer of 14 April 2016 to Question 33418, what progress her Department has made on options for taking account...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to her Answer of 12 May 2016, Official Report, column 707, what the evidential basis is for the statement that take up...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will publish the findings of the Ricardo Energy and Environment report into benchmarking for the Phase IV of the EU Emissions...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether her Department will implement the recommendations made by the Committee on Climate Change in its report of November 2015, The...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will set the emissions target recommended by the Independent Committee on Climate Change in the Fifth Carbon Budget.

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how the reforms to the Capacity Market announced on 6 May 2016 will provide investment incentives for new gas plants to be built in the UK.

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how the reforms to the Capacity Market announced on 6 May 2016 will ensure a secure electricity supply that is consistent with the...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress her Department has made on rolling-out smart meters as standard by the end of 2020; and what estimate she has made of...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of extra reserve capacity in the National Grid in 2016 and 2017.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to ensure the data security of smart meters.

      Gas Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which Combined-Cycle Gas Turbine plants have closed in the last two years; and what the (a) generation size and (b) location was of...

      Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what representations she has received from (a) industry bodies and (b) the public on reviewing the treatment of electricity...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, by what mechanisms the National Grid can procure electricity supplies outside of the capacity market.

      Gas Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate her Department has made of the level of megawatts of new Combined-Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) capacity unit that will be...

      Fossil Fuelled Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on the (a) costs and (b) margins of combined cycle gas turbine plants of (i)...

      Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the cost is of (a) the supplementary balancing reserve and (b) other black start ancillary support contracts provided by the...

      Gas Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions she has had with (a) Big Six and (b) other electricity generators on the effect on the electricity market of (i)...

      Gas Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions she has had with (a) OFGEM and (b) the National Grid on encouraging the construction of new combined cycle gas...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what measures she is taking to reassure existing electricity generators that the capacity market is fair and stable.

      Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the cost of maintaining Black Start plans for coal-fired power stations has been to date.

      Fossil Fuelled Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions she has had with (a) Big Six and (b) other combined cycle gas turbine generators on the effect on the electricity...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent progress has been made on the gas generation strategy.

      Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many terawatt hours of electricity have been imported into the UK by individual interconnectors since 2013.

      Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions she has had with UK electricity generators on the effect on the electricity market of market imported electricity by...

      Gas Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many megawatts of Combined-Cycle Gas Turbine construction is taking place in the UK; and what the (a) size and (b) location is of...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will publish the information her Department holds on the (a) process, (b) criteria and (c) guidance followed by the National...

      Fossil Fuels: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer of 11 May 2016 to Question 36451, if she will make it her policy to publish dates of meetings held...

      Fossil Fuels: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer of 11 May 2016 to Question 36450, what consultation meetings she (a) has had and (b) plans to have with...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taken to encourage the use of solar power in new building developments in England.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will make it her policy to remove the deadline for the installation of SMETS 1 meters as a result of software upgrades making...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many applications for feed-in tariffs under the renewables obligation order-feed-in tariff application process for larger systems...

      Coal: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what proportion of coal produced and imported into the UK is used for (a) electricity generation, (b) steel production, (c) cement...

      Small Businesses: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps the Government is taking to ensure all Feed-in-Tariff applications from small and medium-sized enterprises are dealt with...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer of 18 April 2016 to Question 32639, how she ensures that those most in need benefit from the Energy...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer of 18 April 2016 to Question 32639, how much of the investment in energy efficiency measures referred to...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer of 18 April 2016 to Question 32639, how much of the investment in energy efficiency measures referred to...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress her Department has made on working with major energy suppliers on the smart meter roll-out to ensure that it provides...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what her policy is on her Department's April 2014 Solar Strategy document.

      Solar Power: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when the Government plans to publish its response to the December 2015 HM Revenue and Customs' consultation on increasing VAT for...

      Electric Cables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of replacing traditional lattice pylons with the T-pylon in...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage small businesses to apply for government contracts.

    • Iron and Steel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the value was of publicly-procured British steel in the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Anti-corruption Summit

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

      Public Sector: Databases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish the results of the Better use of data in government consultation.

      Cabinet Office: Hotels

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

      Tackling Corruption Together Conference

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a list of the people who attended the Tackling Corruption Together Conference on 11 May 2016.

      Public Sector: Ombudsman

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish a draft Public Service Ombudsman Bill.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Select Committees: Technology

      To ask the Rt. hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, with reference to the Answer of 21 July 2015 to Question 7713, what progress has been made...

  • Department of Health

    • Strokes: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals in England are equipped to deliver thrombectomy to stroke patients.

    • Strokes: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness and adequacy of mental health support available to stroke survivors.

      Cancer: Complementary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the recent decision of the US and Indian governments, announced in the...

      Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to incentivise purchase of defibrillator equipment; and if he will discuss with the Chancellor of the Exchequer...

      Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what specialist support is provided by his Department to vulnerable adults without family support.

      Steroid Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with clinical bodies on the risks associated with continued use of steroids.

      Hypertension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the number of people with high blood pressure.

      Cancer: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the NHS plans to offer keyhole surgery for liver and colon cancer.

      Clinical Psychologists: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to consult on levels of bursaries and salary support for trainee clinical psychologists for the 2017-18 cohort.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for a National Stroke Strategy after the end of the ten year strategy plan in 2017.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what legal costs (a) his Department and (b) NHS England have incurred to date in relation to decisions on access to (i) narcolepsy drugs, (ii) hepatitis...

      Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of childhood obesity on the development of musculoskeletal conditions.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Royal College of General Practitioner's report entitled A blueprint for building the new deal for general practice in England,...

      Muscular Dystrophy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that NHS England implements the NICE recommendation for NHS funding for Translarna as a treatment for Duchenne muscular...

      Muscular Dystrophy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many meetings NHS England has had with PTC Therapeutics to discuss an agreement on price for Translarna to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy since 15...

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of changes to funding levels on the provision of breastfeeding services.

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to support breastfeeding services; and what assessment he has made of the importance of breastfeeding to national...

      Nurses: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the level of student debt among nurses.

      Nurses: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to maintain the level of funding for specialist nurses.

      Lyme Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has had discussions with his German counterpart on improving the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease by the NHS.

      Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to review staffing and training levels for particular services in cases where payments for agency staff are capped.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with (a) his ministerial colleagues and (b) external organisations on the provision of free prescriptions for those...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee's counter-proposal to the Government's plans for...

      Health Services: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether Nottingham Emergency Medical Services and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust will receive further funding from the Government to provide any...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) average and (b) longest wait was for a carers' assessment after an initial request was made since the introduction of the Carers Act 2014.

      Central Nottinghamshire Clinical Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the funding which Central Nottinghamshire Clinical Services received from the public purse has been recovered by the Government; and if he...

      Health Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the implications are for his policy on private NHS contractors carrying out healthcare services of the failure of Central Nottinghamshire Clinical...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the contribution of community pharmacies to (a) local minor ailments services, (b) needle exchanges and (c)...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received from (a) Healthwatch England, (b) Healthwatch Enfield and (c) other patient groups on the decision by NHS...

      Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will receive further funding from the Government to provide any extra A&E care required as a...

      Health Services: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure an acceptable level of care for patients in Ashfield constituency following changes to the provision of...

      Surrogate Motherhood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has published on surrogacy for professionals working in midwifery, hospitals, fertility clinics and the Children and Family...

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 12 February (HL5949), based on the UNHCR assessment of the number and needs of unaccompanied children in...

    • Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government with whom refugee children will be required to register in order to be admitted into the UK.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what national measures are in place to ensure that clothing and shoes are available for refugee children on arrival in the UK.

      Asylum: Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Sudanese asylum seekers were refused citizenship by the Home Office in each of the last five years, and in each year what percentage of total...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which local authorities have offered places to unaccompanied refugee children from (1) Europe, and (2) Syria, and which councils other than Kent County...

      EU Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of proposals by the European Commission to fine EU member states €250,000 for every refugee they decline to allow into...

      Asylum: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether improving the accessibility and clarity of the rules covering family reunion, and ensuring that those rules were...

  • Department for International Development

    • St Helena: Airports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they now expect the new airport on St Helena to be opened.

    • St Helena: Airports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the delay in opening the new airport on St Helena, whether the ship RMS St Helena will continue to operate beyond the advertised finishing...

      St Helena: Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that, when a Saturday air service begins to operate between Johannesburg and St Helena, those flights will provide...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to become a founding donor of the new Education Cannot Wait fund at its launch at the World Humanitarian Summit.

  • Department of Health

    • Telemedicine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of fast broadband and mobile phones in sending diagnostic information between patients in their own homes and...

    • NHS: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that the NHS supply chain does not include products that are produced with forced labour or modern versions of slavery.

      Hospitals: Consultants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Health Education England’s demand-led approach to the assessment of the number of consultant posts...

      Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 10 May (HL7949), what factors are thought to be responsible for differences in the number of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Exmoor National Park

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effect on bovine health in Exmoor of the National Trust's advice to their tenant farmers not to participate in badger culls.

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